'We have to walk the talk': Nationals sinking
WASHINGTON - In one corner of the Washington Nationals clubhouse stood leading slugger Jose Guillen, talking about the ailing shoulder that's kept him out of the lineup and explaining his philosophy that nobody looks out for you but you.

Congress may take action on steroids

Padres blank Nationals

Congress may take action on steroids
RALEIGH, N.C. - A member of the House committee that held hearings on steroid use in March says Congress may feel compelled to get involved in testing major league players for banned substances.

'We have to walk the talk': Nationals sinking

Congress may take action on steroids
RALEIGH, N.C. - A member of the House committee that held hearings on steroid use in March says Congress may feel compelled to get involved in testing major league players for banned substances.

'We have to walk the talk': Nationals sinking
WASHINGTON - In one corner of the Washington Nationals clubhouse stood leading slugger Jose Guillen, talking about the ailing shoulder that's kept him out of the lineup and explaining his philosophy that nobody looks out for you but you.

Padres blank Nationals
WASHINGTON - A slightly injured Jake Peavy coasted to a shutout against a Washington Nationals lineup that looked like something manager Frank Robinson might send out for a split-squad spring training game.

Padres blank Nationals
WASHINGTON - A slightly injured Jake Peavy coasted to a shutout against a Washington Nationals lineup that looked like something manager Frank Robinson might send out for a split-squad spring training game.

Teenagers not known by the sweat of their brows

No-decision doesn't sour Sosa's view of day

Francoeur finds fast path to fame
ATLANTA - Within a couple of weeks, America's colleges and universities will be back in session.

No-decision doesn't sour Sosa's view of day
ST. LOUIS - Jorge Sosa was already in uncharted territory in his early career as a Braves starter. And he wanted more.

No-decision doesn't sour Sosa's view of day
ST. LOUIS - Jorge Sosa was already in uncharted territory in his early career as a Braves starter. And he wanted more.

Eckstein's slam floors Braves
ST. LOUIS - There's hope inside every Atlanta Brave that this wasn't the last they'd see of Busch Stadium, scheduled for implosion after the season.

Producers can't ship bunny meat fast enough

Are inflation fears overblown?
NEW YORK - Worries about soaring inflation are starting to seem like childhood nightmares - lots of fear about what looms in the dark, but no evidence it's really as scary as it seems.\r\n

Who really served up the first TV Dinner?
PHOENIX - This much is certain: When C.A. Swanson & Sons began selling a frozen turkey dinner with peas and sweet potatoes, the housewives of baby boom America snapped them up, and the TV Dinner, with its three-compartment aluminum tray, soon became a symbol of postwar consumer society.

Oil prices rise to record high

Are inflation fears overblown?
NEW YORK - Worries about soaring inflation are starting to seem like childhood nightmares - lots of fear about what looms in the dark, but no evidence it's really as scary as it seems.

Oil prices rise to record high
WASHINGTON - Oil prices jumped to a new high near $64 a barrel Monday, reflecting the market's persistent uneasiness about strong demand, tight supplies and a slew of threats to output around the globe.

Are inflation fears overblown?

Producers can't ship bunny meat fast enough
WEST HAVEN, Vt. - Talk about culinary irony - rabbit meat is in short supply.

Producers can't ship bunny meat fast enough
WEST HAVEN, Vt. - Talk about culinary irony - rabbit meat is in short supply.

Real estate rises on river
Although North Augusta's riverfront is already home to dozens of residences, much of the land is untapped.

Who really served up the first TV Dinner?
PHOENIX - This much is certain: When C.A. Swanson & Sons began selling a frozen turkey dinner with peas and sweet potatoes, the housewives of baby boom America snapped them up, and the TV Dinner, with its three-compartment aluminum tray, soon became a symbol of postwar consumer society.

Oil prices rise to record high
WASHINGTON - Oil prices jumped to a new high near $64 a barrel Monday, reflecting the market's persistent uneasiness about strong demand, tight supplies and a slew of threats to output around the globe.

Who really served up the first TV Dinner?

Real estate rises on river
Although North Augusta's riverfront is already home to dozens of residences, much of the land is untapped.

Real estate rises on river

Charleston Southern begins season dealing with death

Charleston Southern begins season dealing with death
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Third-year Charleston Southern coach Jay Mills took his team from a 1-11 season his first year to 5-5 a year ago, and returning players and fans had high expectations for this year.

Charleston Southern begins season dealing with death
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Third-year Charleston Southern coach Jay Mills took his team from a 1-11 season his first year to 5-5 a year ago, and returning players and fans had high expectations for this year.

Walker learns from freshman year
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Darius Walker carved out a permanent place in Notre Dame history the first time he played a game for the Fighting Irish.

Walker learns from freshman year
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Darius Walker carved out a permanent place in Notre Dame history the first time he played a game for the Fighting Irish.

Walker learns from freshman year

Tips on food can help keep it, you safe
True or False: You can leave coffee in the pot and drink it the next day.

Saving the Miller
The chance that downtown Augusta's historic Miller Theater will be renovated and restored as a prime entertainment and movie venue has been greatly enhanced by the timely intervention this month of prominent businessman Peter S. Knox IV. He bought the Broad Street landmark for an undisclosed sum.

Why lobbyists are needed
In a more perfect world, taxpayers' money would not be spent to lobby for more taxpayers' money. But we don't live in a perfect world - we live in the real world, and sometimes in the real world, idealism has to take a backseat to practicality.

Energy pluses and minuses

Saving the Miller

Energy pluses and minuses
President Bush finally signed an energy bill Monday. But after six years of fighting over the measure, Americans might have expected something better.

Why lobbyists are needed

Why lobbyists are needed
In a more perfect world, taxpayers' money would not be spent to lobby for more taxpayers' money. But we don't live in a perfect world - we live in the real world, and sometimes in the real world, idealism has to take a backseat to practicality.

Saving the Miller
The chance that downtown Augusta's historic Miller Theater will be renovated and restored as a prime entertainment and movie venue has been greatly enhanced by the timely intervention this month of prominent businessman Peter S. Knox IV. He bought the Broad Street landmark for an undisclosed sum.

Energy pluses and minuses
President Bush finally signed an energy bill Monday. But after six years of fighting over the measure, Americans might have expected something better.

End of an era
Peter Jennings was the last of a breed. He was the last of the three big news anchors who presided over an age in which three news anchors had far too much power to guide America's thinking.

Police investigate BB gun shooting of clebrity photographer
MALIBU, Calif. - A sheriff's detective will be assigned to investigate the BB gun shooting of a photographer who was staking out Britney Spears over the weekend.

Police investigate BB gun shooting of clebrity photographer
MALIBU, Calif. - A sheriff's detective will be assigned to investigate the BB gun shooting of a photographer who was staking out Britney Spears over the weekend.

People in the News
NEW YORK - Pamela Anderson says they're not getting back together, but ex-husband Tommy Lee sounds like he's ready to give it another try.

Rosie O'Donnell to join cast of 'Fiddler on the Roof'
NEW YORK - Rosie O'Donnell will join Harvey Fierstein in the Broadway revival of the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" on Sept. 20, the show's producers said Monday.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson is being sued for breach of contract for allegedly not making herself available for promotional events.

Elvis fans worry about company in charge of Graceland
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The pilgrims will still weep at Elvis Presley's grave, and the souvenir shops will still swarm with credit-card waving fans, an occasional black pompadour hardly drawing a glance.

Michael Jackson lawyer blasts media
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Michael Jackson's attorney, Tom Mesereau, blasted the media for interfering in the singer's high-profile child molestation trial.

Elvis fans worry about company in charge of Graceland
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The pilgrims will still weep at Elvis Presley's grave, and the souvenir shops will still swarm with credit-card waving fans, an occasional black pompadour hardly drawing a glance.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - Former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson is being sued for breach of contract for allegedly not making herself available for promotional events.

Long ball carries Catfish to victory
Two pitches did in Augusta GreenJackets starter Anthony Pannone on Monday night.

Long ball carries Catfish to victory
Two pitches did in Augusta GreenJackets starter Anthony Pannone on Monday night.

First jobs teach ways of the world

Purtzer wins 3M Championship after two close calls
BLAINE, Minn. - Tom Purtzer finally closed the deal at the 3M Championship, holing a 7-foot par putt on No. 18 Sunday for a one-stroke victory in the tournament he twice led into the final round.

Sapp's wait has ended

Turner cards 64 for state honors
DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. - On the final day of competition, Emmett Turner of Greenwood tied a course record of 8-under-par 64 for a four-day total of 274 to claim the South Carolina State Amateur Championship.

Canonica wins Johnnie Walker Championship

Georgia Open: Conley has lead for Monday finish

Janzen has good feelings about course
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- Of all the players starting in this week's PGA Championship at the Baltusrol Golf Club, Lee Janzen was likely one of the most anxious to get on the course and see what it had to offer.

Georgia Open: Conley has lead for Monday finish
BRASELTON, Ga. - Second round leader Tim Conley of Braselton built a three-shot lead Sunday over third-round leader Dave Schreyer of Peachtree City before the rain-plagued final round of The Community PhoneBook Georgia Open was put on hold until Monday.

Getting to know the beast of Baltusrol
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - The 17th hole at Baltusrol Golf Club is the longest in major championship history, measuring 650 yards down a tree-lined fairway and across a patch of bunkers and rough to an elevated green.

Pressel wins U.S. Women's Amateur in a rout
ROSWELL, Ga. - Morgan Pressel didn't have to worry about losing another tournament on an improbable shot.

Getting to know the beast of Baltusrol

Pressel wins U.S. Women's Amateur in a rout

Janzen has good feelings about course

Turner cards 64 for state honors

Baltusrol's long holes to test field

Pressel wins U.S. Women's Amateur in a rout
ROSWELL, Ga. - Morgan Pressel didn't have to worry about losing another tournament on an improbable shot.

Janzen has good feelings about course
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- Of all the players starting in this week's PGA Championship at the Baltusrol Golf Club, Lee Janzen was likely one of the most anxious to get on the course and see what it had to offer.

Sapp's wait has ended
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - About 30 minutes after Randy Sapp won the Perry Watson Memorial tournament Sunday, a fellow golfer walked up to the scoreboard on the porch at Pine Ridge Country Club to check out the results.

Canonica wins Johnnie Walker Championship
GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Emanuele Canonica won the Johnnie Walker Championship on Sunday, his first victory in over 11 years on the European Tour.

Baltusrol's long holes to test field
John Huneke, the general chairman of the 87th PGA Championship, said in a recent news conference that A. W. Tillinghast designed Baltusrol Golf Club's Lower Course to give players "the opportunity" to hit driver on almost every par-4 and par-5 hole.

Goosen wins International
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - At this tournament, a big number on a Sunday was something to savor for Retief Goosen.

Gore first to win three straight Nationwide events
OMAHA, Neb. - U.S. Open fan favorite Jason Gore earned an immediate promotion to the PGA Tour on Sunday, winning a Nationwide Tour-record third straight title by beating Roger Tambellini on the second playoff hole at the Cox Classic.

Purtzer wins 3M Championship after two close calls
BLAINE, Minn. - Tom Purtzer finally closed the deal at the 3M Championship, holing a 7-foot par putt on No. 18 Sunday for a one-stroke victory in the tournament he twice led into the final round.

Sapp's wait has ended
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - About 30 minutes after Randy Sapp won the Perry Watson Memorial tournament Sunday, a fellow golfer walked up to the scoreboard on the porch at Pine Ridge Country Club to check out the results.

Georgia Open: Conley has lead for Monday finish
BRASELTON, Ga. - Second round leader Tim Conley of Braselton built a three-shot lead Sunday over third-round leader Dave Schreyer of Peachtree City before the rain-plagued final round of The Community PhoneBook Georgia Open was put on hold until Monday.

Goosen wins International
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - At this tournament, a big number on a Sunday was something to savor for Retief Goosen.

Purtzer wins 3M Championship after two close calls

Turner cards 64 for state honors
DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. - On the final day of competition, Emmett Turner of Greenwood tied a course record of 8-under-par 64 for a four-day total of 274 to claim the South Carolina State Amateur Championship.

Goosen wins International

Sorenstam wins her own tournament
LODDEKOPINGE, Sweden - Annika Sorenstam made a birdie putt of about 27 feet on the last hole Sunday to win the Scandinavian TPC by one stroke over Natalie Gulbis.

Gore first to win three straight Nationwide events

Getting to know the beast of Baltusrol
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - The 17th hole at Baltusrol Golf Club is the longest in major championship history, measuring 650 yards down a tree-lined fairway and across a patch of bunkers and rough to an elevated green.

Baltusrol's long holes to test field
John Huneke, the general chairman of the 87th PGA Championship, said in a recent news conference that A. W. Tillinghast designed Baltusrol Golf Club's Lower Course to give players "the opportunity" to hit driver on almost every par-4 and par-5 hole.

Gore first to win three straight Nationwide events
OMAHA, Neb. - U.S. Open fan favorite Jason Gore earned an immediate promotion to the PGA Tour on Sunday, winning a Nationwide Tour-record third straight title by beating Roger Tambellini on the second playoff hole at the Cox Classic.

Canonica wins Johnnie Walker Championship
GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Emanuele Canonica won the Johnnie Walker Championship on Sunday, his first victory in over 11 years on the European Tour.

Long ball carries Catfish to victory

Former football champs top polls

Former football champs top polls
The usual suspects dominated the voting in the Associated Press preseason polls for Georgia high school football, which were released Monday.

Former football champs top polls
The usual suspects dominated the voting in the Associated Press preseason polls for Georgia high school football, which were released Monday.

'The Great One' to coach the Coyotes
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Wayne Gretzky, the most prolific scorer in NHL history, will coach the Phoenix Coyotes this season, hoping to revive a perennially disappointing team in a league emerging from a lockout.

Teenagers not known by the sweat of their brows
Young people, I am told, don't like to sweat. While previous generations often revered sweat and the labor it represented, that appears to be changing.

Teenagers not known by the sweat of their brows
Young people, I am told, don't like to sweat. While previous generations often revered sweat and the labor it represented, that appears to be changing.

Summer ends for Aiken County pupils
AIKEN -- Six-year-old Carrie Epps didn't cry this morning as her mother led her by the hand to her classroom at Millbrook Elementary School.

Kain pleads not guilty to cruelty charges
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Lottie Kain pleaded not guilty this morning to charges related to the drowning deaths of her two small children in April.

Man arrested for allegedly stealing an ambulance
A discharged Medical College of Georgia patient, who had been waiting for a ride at the hospital, was arrested after allegedly stealing an ambulance about 3 a.m. Monday.

Help promote gasless Wednesdays
Imagine if nobody in the CSRA bought gasoline on a given day each week. The oil industry would lose a ton of money! Now imagine if the entire nation stopped buying gasoline on the same given day each week.Dan Leonard, Grovetown

Profiling is valid safety measure
I am in no way anti-American Civil Liberties Union, or its mission to protect the rights of American citizens. Douglas Neal Sr., Augusta

Profiling is valid safety measure
I am in no way anti-American Civil Liberties Union, or its mission to protect the rights of American citizens. Douglas Neal Sr., Augusta

Help promote gasless Wednesdays

Priest strays badly from orthodoxy

U.S. left assists radical Islamists
David Horowitz, former leftist and founder of the New Left movement of the 1960s, has turned conservative author. In his book, Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left, he explains the links between these two movements. Robert Smock, Hephzibah

Letter serves up more of the same
Lowell Greenbaum's letters provide a recurring reminder of how ludicrous the Democratic Party has become.Lawrence Burton, Washington, Ga.

Priest strays badly from orthodoxy
First off, I'd like to dispense with the current hokum about what a sincere and good man the Rev. Bob Cushing is. He may well be - we can never really see into the heart of another person - but he really comes off as a self-important, publicity-seeking, wanna-be celebrity.Gene Rickaby, Martinez

Help promote gasless Wednesdays
Imagine if nobody in the CSRA bought gasoline on a given day each week. The oil industry would lose a ton of money! Now imagine if the entire nation stopped buying gasoline on the same given day each week.Dan Leonard, Grovetown

U.S. left assists radical Islamists
David Horowitz, former leftist and founder of the New Left movement of the 1960s, has turned conservative author. In his book, Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left, he explains the links between these two movements.Robert Smock, Hephzibah

Profiling is valid safety measure

U.S. left assists radical Islamists

Priest strays badly from orthodoxy
First off, I'd like to dispense with the current hokum about what a sincere and good man the Rev. Bob Cushing is. He may well be - we can never really see into the heart of another person - but he really comes off as a self-important, publicity-seeking, wanna-be celebrity. Gene Rickaby, Martinez

Bush's actions show growing danger
Being unable to stop the opposition in the Senate, President Bush used his constitutional powers and bypassed Congress at the time of recess to appoint John Bolton, a most unlikely diplomat, as our ambassador to the United Nations. Joaquin Godoy, Aiken, S.C.

Longer daylight saving could trigger tech trouble

Early look at Windows Vista shows promise

Health and fitness calendar

Problems with health get woman to exercise

Plugging away at solving the world's energy woes

Study: Yoga may help keep weight off in middle age

Living briefs

Techbits: Celebrating firings, Mummy scan, and more

New camera-phone provides improved picture quality

Unusual behavior might be what makes us normal

Unusual behavior might be what makes us normal
They're quirks and habits, and for the perpetrators and those around them, they can be as annoying as they are funny.

Study: Yoga may help keep weight off in middle age
SEATTLE - The slow stretches and meditations of yoga don't burn calories like a run on the treadmill. But a new study suggests it might help people keep weight off in middle age.\r\n

Early look at Windows Vista shows promise
Known for years by the code name "Longhorn," the successor to Microsoft's Windows XP has been dubbed "Longwait" for its numerous delays. As features have been announced, it's also been accused of copying of Apple Computer Inc.'s Mac OS X.

New camera-phone provides improved picture quality
NEW YORK - Would you trust a cell phone camera to capture your new baby's first moments of life?

New camera-phone provides improved picture quality
NEW YORK - Would you trust a cell phone camera to capture your new baby's first moments of life?

Techbits: Celebrating firings, Mummy scan, and more
SAN FRANCISCO - Getting fired is rarely a happy event, but that doesn't mean you can't have a sense of humor about it.

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

Longer daylight saving could trigger tech trouble
NEW YORK - When daylight-saving time starts earlier than usual in the United States come 2007, your VCR or DVD recorder could start recording shows an hour late.

Living briefs
The Augusta Chronicle wants to see what you've been growing. Send in this year's pictures of your garden, and The Chronicle will choose from the best to feature in a photo page honoring the area's growing season.

Plugging away at solving the world's energy woes
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Daniel Nocera arrives at his office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by 7 a.m., goes home 13 hours later - where he often reads papers or e-mails students much of the night - and returns to his labs on weekends. Vacations? None, really, unless you count chemistry conferences.

Techbits: Celebrating firings, Mummy scan, and more
SAN FRANCISCO - Getting fired is rarely a happy event, but that doesn't mean you can't have a sense of humor about it.

Longer daylight saving could trigger tech trouble
NEW YORK - When daylight-saving time starts earlier than usual in the United States come 2007, your VCR or DVD recorder could start recording shows an hour late.\r\n

Early look at Windows Vista shows promise
Known for years by the code name "Longhorn," the successor to Microsoft's Windows XP has been dubbed "Longwait" for its numerous delays. As features have been announced, it's also been accused of copying of Apple Computer Inc.'s Mac OS X.\r\n

'Madden NFL 2006' solid, but not spectacular
NEW YORK - The "Madden NFL 2006" season kicked off with a preseason game between the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings that featured new complicated passing controls, an improved running game and no noticeable graphical improvements.

Problems with health get woman to exercise
Michelle Goodwin received a rude awakening Dec. 2. She felt ill, ill enough to call her physician.

Unusual behavior might be what makes us normal
They're quirks and habits, and for the perpetrators and those around them, they can be as annoying as they are funny.

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

Problems with health get woman to exercise
Michelle Goodwin received a rude awakening Dec. 2. She felt ill, ill enough to call her physician.

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

Plugging away at solving the world's energy woes
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Daniel Nocera arrives at his office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by 7 a.m., goes home 13 hours later - where he often reads papers or e-mails students much of the night - and returns to his labs on weekends. Vacations? None, really, unless you count chemistry conferences.

Study: Yoga may help keep weight off in middle age
SEATTLE - The slow stretches and meditations of yoga don't burn calories like a run on the treadmill. But a new study suggests it might help people keep weight off in middle age.

Living briefs
The Augusta Chronicle wants to see what you've been growing. Send in this year's pictures of your garden, and The Chronicle will choose from the best to feature in a photo page honoring the area's growing season.

A look behind the Miss Augusta crown
Whenever Erin Beasley talks about the cause she champions, it touches her father.

Kain pleads not guilty to cruelty charges

Restoring a community
Rome wasn't built in a day, and the blighted south Augusta neighborhood known as the Dover-Lyman streets area off Deans Bridge Road won't be either. But it will be rebuilt, Augusta officials say.

State tax collections pour in

Day laborer has day in court
ATHENS, Ga. - Doug Byrne was living on downtown Athens' streets and eating in the soup kitchen last spring when he went to work as a day laborer at the Commerce Building.

Lab funding on back Bunsen burner

Across South Carolina

Six to run for four council seats

Reporter shows she's more than pen, paper
When I was a child, I always envisioned myself standing all alone on stage, performing underneath a big, bright spotlight, while an audience screams my name.

Aiken council decides priorities

Parents revolt over earlier start dates
ATLANTA - The carefree days of summer arrived not long ago, but in some states children don't get to enjoy as many of them as their parents did.

Across South Carolina

Five questions with Shaun Owen
Shaun Owen is a sixth-grade social studies teacher at Greenbrier Middle School. She is the current Teacher of the Year for Columbia County and was a finalist for Georgia Teacher of the Year.

Allergens prosper in frequent rain showers

Day laborer has day in court
ATHENS, Ga. - Doug Byrne was living on downtown Athens' streets and eating in the soup kitchen last spring when he went to work as a day laborer at the Commerce Building.

Kid of the Day

Sanford plans to seek cash in Cincinnati
COLUMBIA - When Gov. Mark Sanford has a fundraiser next month, the event will be held in Cincinnati, and the checks will be sent to Austin, Texas.

Corrections
Saturday's Faith Calendar in the religion section included the incorrect date for the Leon Everette and Country Cross singing. The singing will be at 6 p.m. Aug 28 at New Vision Worship Center in Warrenville, S.C.

Restoring a community
Rome wasn't built in a day, and the blighted south Augusta neighborhood known as the Dover-Lyman streets area off Deans Bridge Road won't be either. But it will be rebuilt, Augusta officials say.

Aiken council decides priorities
The list of transportation project priorities is set. Now the city of Aiken just needs to secure funds.

CPR training

Across the area
Richmond County authorities are seeking an Augusta man in connection with a weekend shooting at an Augusta hotel.

Across the area
The Warrenton, Ga., woman whose two small children drowned in a retention pond near their home in April will be arraigned this morning in connection with their deaths.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - School officials in Dorchester District 4 are considering an elective course in the Bible as literature for high school students.

State to extend ID services

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Members of what authorities said was a violent Georgia street gang have been indicted under federal racketeering laws, officials from the U.S. attorney's office said Monday.

The week ahead
Entertainment events and activities for this week include:

News you can use
Entertainment events for this week include:

Sanford plans to seek cash in Cincinnati
COLUMBIA - When Gov. Mark Sanford has a fundraiser next month, the event will be held in Cincinnati, and the checks will be sent to Austin, Texas.

Man stands trial in woman's carjacking
An Augusta man accused of several violent crimes, including the carjacking of a judge's relative, is standing trial this week.

Growing alliances spark controversy
ATLANTA - Devin Jefferson didn't necessarily want his parents to know that he was gay; at least not when they found out, at least not how.

Kid of the Day
Jordan Mitchell is today's Kid of the Day.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Taxpayers will foot a $2.5 million bill to lease office space in Irmo for a federal appeals court judge because officials say there is no space available in the recently constructed $40 million federal courthouse in Columbia.

Director to retire, take cancer job
After exactly 14 years in Augusta, East Central Health District Director Frank Rumph will retire but will help direct a new regional cancer network that includes Augusta and Athens.

Parents revolt over earlier start dates

State tax collections pour in
ATLANTA - Tax collections kept on growing in July, increasing the amount in Georgia's coffers by more than 18 percent, or $170 million, over the same month last year, state officials announced Monday.

Schools try to counteract cuts
State officials have denied Georgia school systems about $1 billion in funding in recent years, and local systems have scrambled to make up for the budget cuts.

Lab funding on back Bunsen burner
AIKEN - Betsy Luquire's dream science lab has a gas chromatograph.

Kain pleads not guilty to cruelty charges
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Lottie Kain pleaded not guilty this morning to charges related to the drowning deaths of her two small children in April.

State to extend ID services
ATLANTA - Georgians who do not have a photo ID could see the state's cameras coming to them in the next few months.

CPR training
Columbia County sheriff's Deputy Matt Baxley undergoes CPR training through the American Red Cross. On Wednesday and Thursday, Augusta's chapter of the Red Cross will offer CPR and first aid classes at its office at 1322 Ellis St.

Trash pickup could change
Augusta residents might have their trash pickup services reduced next year under the city's proposed contract extension with its haulers.

Summer ends for Aiken County pupils

Six to run for four council seats
Six candidates have declared their intention to run for Aiken City Council seats this fall.

Augusta's problems get solved by a King

Allergens prosper in frequent rain showers
Dr. Vanitcha Pintavorn shined a light up Patty Rohr's nose and then said something surprising.

Reporter shows she's more than pen, paper
When I was a child, I always envisioned myself standing all alone on stage, performing underneath a big, bright spotlight, while an audience screams my name.

Real estate rises on river
Although North Augusta's riverfront is already home to dozens of residences, much of the land is untapped.

Across the area

Mother's case to be heard by jury
WARRENTON, Ga. - Lottie Kain pleaded not guilty Monday to charges related to the April drownings of her two small children and is now set to be tried in early October.

Real estate rises on river

Summer ends for Aiken County pupils
AIKEN -- Six-year-old Carrie Epps didn't cry this morning as her mother led her by the hand to her classroom at Millbrook Elementary School.

Across Georgia

Aiken council decides priorities
The list of transportation project priorities is set. Now the city of Aiken just needs to secure funds.

Man stands trial in woman's carjacking

Across the area
Richmond County authorities are seeking an Augusta man in connection with a weekend shooting at an Augusta hotel.

Schools try to counteract cuts
State officials have denied Georgia school systems about $1 billion in funding in recent years, and local systems have scrambled to make up for the budget cuts.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - School officials in Dorchester District 4 are considering an elective course in the Bible as literature for high school students.

Tennis courts aren't scoring profits
Tennis, anyone?

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Members of what authorities said was a violent Georgia street gang have been indicted under federal racketeering laws, officials from the U.S. attorney's office said Monday.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Six to run for four council seats
Six candidates have declared their intention to run for Aiken City Council seats this fall.

Parents revolt over earlier start dates
ATLANTA - The carefree days of summer arrived not long ago, but in some states children don't get to enjoy as many of them as their parents did.

Ex-patient is charged with taking ambulance
A discharged Medical College of Georgia Hospital patient, who had been waiting for a ride at the hospital, was arrested in the theft of an ambulance at about 3 a.m. Monday.

Trial set for man accused in killing
ATLANTA - The missing person posters are gone from campus, and the softball club where she was last seen alive is now defunct, but Shannon Melendi hasn't been forgotten 11 years after the Emory University student disappeared.

Trash pickup could change
Augusta residents might have their trash pickup services reduced next year under the city's proposed contract extension with its haulers.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A recent journalism school graduate attending a convention in Atlanta died Sunday, apparently from an illness she contracted while working in Africa, event organizers said.

Corrections
Saturday's Faith Calendar in the religion section included the incorrect date for the Leon Everette and Country Cross singing. The singing will be at 6 p.m. Aug 28 at New Vision Worship Center in Warrenville, S.C.

Across the area
The Warrenton, Ga., woman whose two small children drowned in a retention pond near their home in April will be arraigned this morning in connection with their deaths.

News you can use
Entertainment events for this week include:

Loggers ready to retrieve sinkers
CAIRO, Ga. - Strolling among the stacks of lumber at his sawmill, Ryan Lee points to a section of an ancient cypress that was cut down more than a century ago and to heart-pine lumber that still bears the marks of a 19th-century logger's ax.

Man stands trial in woman's carjacking
An Augusta man accused of several violent crimes, including the carjacking of a judge's relative, is standing trial this week.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Kid of the Day
Jordan Mitchell is today's Kid of the Day.

Tennis courts aren't scoring profits
Tennis, anyone?

Director to retire, take cancer job
After exactly 14 years in Augusta, East Central Health District Director Frank Rumph will retire but will help direct a new regional cancer network that includes Augusta and Athens.

The week ahead
Entertainment events and activities for this week include:

College-bound pupils get extra preparation
College-preparatory freshmen and sophomores at Lakeside High School aren't just taking English classes.

Augusta's problems get solved by a King
Martha King cares.

State tax collections pour in
ATLANTA - Tax collections kept on growing in July, increasing the amount in Georgia's coffers by more than 18 percent, or $170 million, over the same month last year, state officials announced Monday.

Man arrested for allegedly stealing an ambulance
A discharged Medical College of Georgia patient, who had been waiting for a ride at the hospital, was arrested after allegedly stealing an ambulance about 3 a.m. Monday.

Growing alliances spark controversy
ATLANTA - Devin Jefferson didn't necessarily want his parents to know that he was gay; at least not when they found out, at least not how.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Destiny Henderson, 6, of Augusta.

State to extend ID services
ATLANTA - Georgians who do not have a photo ID could see the state's cameras coming to them in the next few months.

Across the southeast
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. - Sex offenders tracked by the state are banned from public hurricane shelters in Florida under a new policy that allows them to weather the storms in prison instead.

Allergens prosper in frequent rain showers
Dr. Vanitcha Pintavorn shined a light up Patty Rohr's nose and then said something surprising.

Trial set for man accused in killing

Mother's case to be heard by jury
WARRENTON, Ga. - Lottie Kain pleaded not guilty Monday to charges related to the April drownings of her two small children and is now set to be tried in early October.

Restoring a community

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Tennis courts aren't scoring profits

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Destiny Henderson, 6, of Augusta.

Day laborer has day in court

CPR training
Columbia County sheriff's Deputy Matt Baxley undergoes CPR training through the American Red Cross. On Wednesday and Thursday, Augusta's chapter of the Red Cross will offer CPR and first aid classes at its office at 1322 Ellis St.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Real estate rises on river
Although North Augusta's riverfront is already home to dozens of residences, much of the land is untapped.

Loggers ready to retrieve sinkers
CAIRO, Ga. - Strolling among the stacks of lumber at his sawmill, Ryan Lee points to a section of an ancient cypress that was cut down more than a century ago and to heart-pine lumber that still bears the marks of a 19th-century logger's ax.

Reporter shows she's more than pen, paper

Director to retire, take cancer job

Kid of the Day

News you can use

The week ahead

Trash pickup could change

Loggers ready to retrieve sinkers

Mother's case to be heard by jury

Man arrested for allegedly stealing an ambulance

Corrections

Schools try to counteract cuts

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Taxpayers will foot a $2.5 million bill to lease office space in Irmo for a federal appeals court judge because officials say there is no space available in the recently constructed $40 million federal courthouse in Columbia.

Across the area

Trial set for man accused in killing
ATLANTA - The missing person posters are gone from campus, and the softball club where she was last seen alive is now defunct, but Shannon Melendi hasn't been forgotten 11 years after the Emory University student disappeared.

Sanford plans to seek cash in Cincinnati

Growing alliances spark controversy

Lab funding on back Bunsen burner
AIKEN - Betsy Luquire's dream science lab has a gas chromatograph.

Augusta's problems get solved by a King
Martha King cares.

First jobs teach ways of the world
What was your first job? Was it so wonderful that you wish you could have kept it for life, or so awful that you've tried to shove it out of your brain?

First jobs teach ways of the world
What was your first job? Was it so wonderful that you wish you could have kept it for life, or so awful that you've tried to shove it out of your brain?

'Dukes of Hazzard' schemes its way to top of box office

'Dukes of Hazzard' schemes its way to top of box office
LOS ANGELES - The good ol' boys of "The Dukes of Hazzard" crashed past another pair of joke-cracking buddies to the top of the weekend box office.

Ga. Tech grad discusses 'Murderball' fame
LOS ANGELES - Mark Zupan, the most recognizable star of "Murderball," says he's embracing the fame brought by the documentary.

'Dukes of Hazzard' schemes its way to top of box office
LOS ANGELES - The good ol' boys of "The Dukes of Hazzard" crashed past another pair of joke-cracking buddies to the top of the weekend box office.

Ga. Tech grad discusses 'Murderball' fame
LOS ANGELES - Mark Zupan, the most recognizable star of "Murderball," says he's embracing the fame brought by the documentary.

Ga. Tech grad discusses 'Murderball' fame

Video game tunes go mainstream

Video game tunes go mainstream
LOS ANGELES - Violinists playing sweetly beneath her, the video game heroine Lara Croft has two guns blazing and the full attention of 10,000 people at the Hollywood Bowl.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Say goodbye to Staind's beautiful ragged edges. On their latest album, the band's signature pained sound, fueled by Aaron Lewis' soul-searching vocals, comes off as shiny, with a bit too much studio polish.

Video game tunes go mainstream
LOS ANGELES - Violinists playing sweetly beneath her, the video game heroine Lara Croft has two guns blazing and the full attention of 10,000 people at the Hollywood Bowl.

Celeb Q&A: Shooter Jennings
NEW YORK - Sometimes, the offspring of famous parents view their lineage as more of a burden than a benefit - especially when they pursue the same profession.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews

Celeb Q&A: Shooter Jennings
NEW YORK - Sometimes, the offspring of famous parents view their lineage as more of a burden than a benefit - especially when they pursue the same profession.

Sound Bites: Music Reviews
Say goodbye to Staind's beautiful ragged edges. On their latest album, the band's signature pained sound, fueled by Aaron Lewis' soul-searching vocals, comes off as shiny, with a bit too much studio polish.

Celeb Q&A: Shooter Jennings

Earnhardt takes hit on track, in standings
SPEEDWAY, Ind. - Mario Andretti owes Dale Earnhardt Jr. a telephone call.

Stewart wakes up in Brickyard dream
SPEEDWAY, Ind. - Tony Stewart goes by many nicknames in his home state of Indiana.

Barron glad to have opportunity with Heat

Barron glad to have opportunity with Heat
MIAMI - Earl Barron missed an opportunity to play against Shaquille O'Neal a year ago, when the Orlando Magic cut him from their training camp just before facing the Miami Heat in a preseason game.

Barron glad to have opportunity with Heat
MIAMI - Earl Barron missed an opportunity to play against Shaquille O'Neal a year ago, when the Orlando Magic cut him from their training camp just before facing the Miami Heat in a preseason game.

Marino and Young among Hall inductees

Westbrook returns to camp, no Owens

Mr. Isacc Robinson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Crook    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Brown    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia A. Smith    (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Whitaker    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Chellie Rushing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Hunter Lewis    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie L. Reed    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ann Scott    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Tommy M. Quarles    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Ralph Brown    (AVERA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenny H. Peterson    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Shoemaker, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Amelia Penland    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha McGahee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Eva Palmer    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Haynie B. Floyd, Sr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Cleveland Morina    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Viola Alma Beard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert A. Mitcham    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Louis B. Whidby, Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye S. Wallace    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Travis C. Geters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John L. Asbell, Jr.    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. John Baker, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Edna Abney Thomas    (GREENSBORO, N.C.)

Mrs. Irene Hunter Lewis    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Whitaker    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Francisco Rodriguez    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Vaughn Mack Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cleveland Morina    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Eddie Shoemaker, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Mancillas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Francisco Rodriguez    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Sam Green Elam    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Raymond Russell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ezekiel Cook    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Cleveland Morina    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. John Baker, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha McGahee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Louis B. Whidby, Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Mancillas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dale J. Coffman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Hunter Lewis    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Sam Green Elam    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Asalee McTier    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Viola Alma Beard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha McGahee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Omar Willard Larmon    (ORISKANY FALLS, N.Y.)

Mrs. Mary Mancillas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Louis B. Whidby, Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Allie Lou Hulsebus    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Kind Stella Johnson    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Longshore    (ANNISTON, Ala.)

Mrs. Chellie Rushing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Patricia Lloyd    (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.)

Mr. Isacc Robinson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Francis Lloyd McLarty    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth H. Peterson    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Walter E. Lewis    (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mr. Myers Mitchell    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Lester    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Marvin Bailey    (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Ms. Betty Kneece Cook    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie Lanthrip    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Hunter Lewis    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Allie Hulsebus    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Dale J. Coffman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Haynie B. Floyd, Sr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Ann Scott    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Ezekiel Cook    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Ms. Betty Kneece Cook    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Ms. Sallie R. Coleman    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Walter E. Lewis    (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanette Beal    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Francis Lloyd McLarty    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Omar Willard Larmon    (ORISKANY FALLS, N.Y.)

Ms. Patricia Lloyd    (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.)

Mr. Louis B. Whidby, Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Longshore    (ANNISTON, Ala.)

Mrs. Kind Stella Johnson    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Allie Lou Hulsebus    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Chellie Rushing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Mancillas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Raymond Russell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha McGahee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth H. Peterson    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Asalee McTier    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Myers Mitchell    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Robert A. Mitcham    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Marvin Bailey    (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Mr. Cleveland Morina    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie Lanthrip    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Eva Palmer    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Allie Hulsebus    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Amelia Penland    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Travis C. Geters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenny H. Peterson    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Crook    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Tommy M. Quarles    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Ms. Sallie R. Coleman    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Marjorie L. Reed    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanette Beal    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Chellie Rushing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John L. Asbell, Jr.    (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia A. Smith    (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Abney Thomas    (GREENSBORO, N.C.)

Mrs. Faye S. Wallace    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Vaughn Mack Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha McGahee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dale J. Coffman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia A. Smith (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)

Ms. Eva Palmer (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. John L. Asbell, Jr. (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mr. Kenny H. Peterson (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Louis B. Whidby, Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Cleveland Morina (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Asalee McTier (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Louis B. Whidby, Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ann Scott (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Edna Abney Thomas (GREENSBORO, N.C.)

Ms. Sallie R. Coleman (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Eddie Shoemaker, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Viola Alma Beard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Crook (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Amelia Penland (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie Lanthrip (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie L. Reed (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanette Beal (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Betty Kneece Cook (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Vaughn Mack Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cleveland Morina (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Chellie Rushing (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha McGahee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sam Green Elam (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Haynie B. Floyd, Sr. (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Francisco Rodriguez (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Hunter Lewis (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Brown (AVERA, Ga.)

Mr. Omar Willard Larmon (ORISKANY FALLS, N.Y.)

Mr. Paul Raymond Russell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Allie Lou Hulsebus (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Samuel Marvin Bailey (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Mancillas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Mancillas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye S. Wallace (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Kind Stella Johnson (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Chellie Rushing (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Isacc Robinson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Robert A. Mitcham (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Allie Hulsebus (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Irene Hunter Lewis (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Travis C. Geters (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tommy M. Quarles (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Ezekiel Cook (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Longshore (ANNISTON, Ala.)

Mr. Kenneth H. Peterson (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ms. Patricia Lloyd (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.)

Mr. Myers Mitchell (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Francis Lloyd McLarty (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. John Baker, Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Edna Whitaker (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Walter E. Lewis (PERKINS, Ga.)

Overtime

Overtime

Overtime
Wayne Gretzky, the NHL's all-time leading scorer, will be the new coach of the Phoenix Coyotes, The Arizona Republic reported on its Web site Sunday.

Overtime
Wayne Gretzky, the NHL's all-time leading scorer, will be the new coach of the Phoenix Coyotes, The Arizona Republic reported on its Web site Sunday.

Roddick takes Legg Mason title
WASHINGTON - Top-seeded Andy Roddick defeated James Blake 7-5, 6-3 to win the Legg Mason Tennis Classic championship on Saturday.

Overtime
In Huntersville, N.C., Jason Leffler was fired Monday as driver for the No. 11 Chevrolet at Joe Gibbs Racing. The team will use a combination of drivers to replace him for the final 15 races of the season.

Overtime
In Huntersville, N.C., Jason Leffler was fired Monday as driver for the No. 11 Chevrolet at Joe Gibbs Racing. The team will use a combination of drivers to replace him for the final 15 races of the season.

Westbrook returns to camp, no Owens
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - While one key to the Philadelphia's offense made his training camp debut Monday, another was absent for the third time in four days.

Westbrook returns to camp, no Owens
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - While one key to the Philadelphia's offense made his training camp debut Monday, another was absent for the third time in four days.

Marino and Young among Hall inductees
CANTON, Ohio - Dan Marino capped his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the best way possible: with a long completion.

Marino and Young among Hall inductees
CANTON, Ohio - Dan Marino capped his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the best way possible: with a long completion.

Fox's Greta Van Susteren cleans up in Aruba
NEW YORK - Bringing a microphone and camera crew to the gates of an Aruba landfill this past week, Greta Van Susteren returned to the island that her nightly Fox News Channel program has figuratively called home recently.

Hagman, Gray return to 'Dallas'
LOS ANGELES - More than 20 years later, there's still some heat in the burning question of the summer of 1980: "Who shot J.R.?"

Hagman, Gray return to 'Dallas'

Hagman, Gray return to 'Dallas'
LOS ANGELES - More than 20 years later, there's still some heat in the burning question of the summer of 1980: "Who shot J.R.?"

Jennings' death ushers in uncertain era for TV news
NEW YORK - The death of Peter Jennings means an era in television news has ended with stunning swiftness, giving broadcasters the challenge of reimagining the nightly news in an age of instant Internet updates.

ABC News' Peter Jennings dies at 67
NEW YORK - Peter Jennings, the suave, Canadian-born broadcaster who delivered the news to Americans each night in five separate decades, died Sunday. He was 67.

ABC News' Peter Jennings dies at 67
NEW YORK - Peter Jennings, the suave, Canadian-born broadcaster who delivered the news to Americans each night in five separate decades, died Sunday. He was 67.

Fox's Greta Van Susteren cleans up in Aruba
NEW YORK - Bringing a microphone and camera crew to the gates of an Aruba landfill this past week, Greta Van Susteren returned to the island that her nightly Fox News Channel program has figuratively called home recently.\r\n

Fox's Greta Van Susteren cleans up in Aruba

ABC News' Peter Jennings dies at 67

Jennings' death ushers in uncertain era for TV news

Jennings' death ushers in uncertain era for TV news
NEW YORK - The death of Peter Jennings means an era in television news has ended with stunning swiftness, giving broadcasters the challenge of reimagining the nightly news in an age of instant Internet updates.

Elvis fans worry about company in charge of Graceland

People in the News

Police investigate BB gun shooting of clebrity photographer

Spurrier may have to begin with the basics

Spurrier may have to begin with the basics
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Despite a catchy nickname and his own reputation for high-flying offense, Steve Spurrier's not sure South Carolina is ready for its "Cock-n-Fire" attack.

Spurrier may have to begin with the basics
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Despite a catchy nickname and his own reputation for high-flying offense, Steve Spurrier's not sure South Carolina is ready for its "Cock-n-Fire" attack.

Players allege cover up in court documents
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Brian Brownlee and Woodly Telfort, the two ex-South Carolina players facing the most serious charges involving thefts at Williams-Brice Stadium last November, claim in court documents that coach Steve Spurrier told the team no one would face criminal charges if the stolen items were returned.

Players allege cover up in court documents
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Brian Brownlee and Woodly Telfort, the two ex-South Carolina players facing the most serious charges involving thefts at Williams-Brice Stadium last November, claim in court documents that coach Steve Spurrier told the team no one would face criminal charges if the stolen items were returned.

Players allege cover up in court documents

Xtreme calendar

Boys State opens eyes to government
I woke up at 6:30 a.m. I was up with about 800 other boys from across the state, marching in two straight lines to breakfast on the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia. We had a half-hour to eat our meal, consisting of soggy eggs and things we couldn't identify, and got in a few minutes to talk before we were off to our day's events. It was just the beginning of South Carolina Palmetto Boys State, a weeklong program in June sponsored by the American Legion that allows young men to experience firsthand the processes and procedures of government and politics.

Xtreme calendar
SCHOOL'S IN: Aiken County pupils get back in the grind with the first day of classes. Check out school policies and get this year's calendar (if you haven't already) at www.aiken.k12.sc.us.

Programs, counselors can help with anger

Programs, counselors can help with anger
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: When I get mad, I take my anger out on the people I love, and I really don't want to do that. How can you help?

Helpful hints can guide pupils through another year

Helpful hints can guide pupils through another year
School is like a hurricane approaching shore - you can't stop it. But if you can't prevent it, the least you can do is try to make sure you survive. We've talked with pupils and school officials across the Augusta area to glean tips on how to get in gear and back in the grind, regardless of your grade.

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

My style
THE FACTS: Vontrice White, 17, a senior at Cross Creek High School

Activities make tour of capital enjoyable
I got a free trip to Washington, D.C., in June with other Georgia teens for the 40th annual Washington Youth Tour.

Xtreme question of the week
Q: Would it be beneficial for schools to teach a class on state laws?

Teen Board is good chance to learn about journalism
Lord Byron once said, "But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think."

My style

My style
THE FACTS: Vontrice White, 17, a senior at Cross Creek High School

Helpful hints can guide pupils through another year
School is like a hurricane approaching shore - you can't stop it. But if you can't prevent it, the least you can do is try to make sure you survive. We've talked with pupils and school officials across the Augusta area to glean tips on how to get in gear and back in the grind, regardless of your grade.

Boys State opens eyes to government

Xtreme calendar
SCHOOL'S IN: Aiken County pupils get back in the grind with the first day of classes. Check out school policies and get this year's calendar (if you haven't already) at www.aiken.k12.sc.us.

Audio best

Boys State opens eyes to government
I woke up at 6:30 a.m. I was up with about 800 other boys from across the state, marching in two straight lines to breakfast on the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia. We had a half-hour to eat our meal, consisting of soggy eggs and things we couldn't identify, and got in a few minutes to talk before we were off to our day's events. It was just the beginning of South Carolina Palmetto Boys State, a weeklong program in June sponsored by the American Legion that allows young men to experience firsthand the processes and procedures of government and politics.

Xtreme question of the week

Xtreme question of the week
Q: Would it be beneficial for schools to teach a class on state laws?

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

Programs, counselors can help with anger
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: When I get mad, I take my anger out on the people I love, and I really don't want to do that. How can you help?