'American Gothic' painting turns 75
ELDON, Iowa - Just before the photographer counts three, John Bruce and his wife, Jennifer, glance over their shoulders, a final check on their alignment with the white farmhouse behind them and its unmistakable second-story window.

'American Gothic' painting turns 75
ELDON, Iowa - Just before the photographer counts three, John Bruce and his wife, Jennifer, glance over their shoulders, a final check on their alignment with the white farmhouse behind them and its unmistakable second-story window.

'American Gothic' painting turns 75

Palmeiro plays to mixed reviews
BALTIMORE - On a day originally designed to honor his performance on the baseball diamond, Rafael Palmeiro was simultaneously cheered and jeered Sunday for his dishonorable activity off the field.

Palmeiro plays to mixed reviews

Nationals rout Rockies, 9-2
DENVER - John Patterson won his third straight start with eight innings of one-run ball and the Washington Nationals completed a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 9-2 victory Sunday.

Palmeiro plays to mixed reviews
BALTIMORE - On a day originally designed to honor his performance on the baseball diamond, Rafael Palmeiro was simultaneously cheered and jeered Sunday for his dishonorable activity off the field.

Yankees hammer Devil Rays, 5-2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Jaret Wright won his first start in nearly four months and Alex Rodriguez and Gary Sheffield homered, helping the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 5-2 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory.

Brazilian town sends first card

Braves dig the long ball
ATLANTA - A steady stream of children waited impatiently along the first base line, lined from home plate to the outfield wall late Sunday afternoon at Turner Field to do what the Braves and Diamondbacks did quite frequently a few hours earlier: Round the bases.

Braves: Jones sizzles since return
ATLANTA - Those who were becoming increasingly exasperated by Chipper Jones' injury-induced game of hide-and-seek with the Braves' starting lineup got a full-blown blast this weekend of what the third baseman can do when healthy.

Braves: Jones sizzles since return

McBride sent to Richmond after 'awesome' debut in Atlanta
ATLANTA - Macay McBride, optioned Sunday to clear a roster spot for Mike Hampton, likely will be back in Atlanta when rosters are expanded in September.

McBride sent to Richmond after 'awesome' debut in Atlanta
ATLANTA - Macay McBride, optioned Sunday to clear a roster spot for Mike Hampton, likely will be back in Atlanta when rosters are expanded in September.

Braves: Jones sizzles since return
ATLANTA - Those who were becoming increasingly exasperated by Chipper Jones' injury-induced game of hide-and-seek with the Braves' starting lineup got a full-blown blast this weekend of what the third baseman can do when healthy.

Braves dig the long ball

Braves dig the long ball
ATLANTA - A steady stream of children waited impatiently along the first base line, lined from home plate to the outfield wall late Sunday afternoon at Turner Field to do what the Braves and Diamondbacks did quite frequently a few hours earlier: Round the bases.

McBride sent to Richmond after 'awesome' debut in Atlanta

Southern icon Waffle House turns 50
ATLANTA - It's well past midnight and a movie theater manager sits down to supper after his shift. A couple nearby sips coffee. In walk two women who have, in all fairness, seen better days, their jeans worn thin, their hair matted.

Small publishers say Amazon.com has opened big doors

Small publishers say Amazon.com has opened big doors
SEATTLE - Cellular biologist Bruce Lipton holds no fond memories of his early struggles to get his book published.

Tourism bureau ready to compete

Small publishers say Amazon.com has opened big doors
SEATTLE - Cellular biologist Bruce Lipton holds no fond memories of his early struggles to get his book published.

Tourism bureau ready to compete
Columbia County is still standing in the shadow of Richmond County's tourism trade, but it's getting ready to step into the light.

Nationwide gas prices set another record high
LOS ANGELES - Retail gas prices hit another record high over the past three weeks, mirroring a rapid increase in the cost of crude oil, according to a nationwide survey released Sunday.

Lower crude prices boost stock market
NEW YORK - Stocks gained slightly Monday as crude-oil prices slid and technology stocks rose.

Tourism bureau ready to compete
Columbia County is still standing in the shadow of Richmond County's tourism trade, but it's getting ready to step into the light.

Delta to sell ASA to SkyWest
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc., which is struggling to avoid a bankruptcy filing amid persistently high fuel costs, said Monday it is selling feeder carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines Inc. to SkyWest Inc. for $425 million in cash.

Clemson offense changing under Spence
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson quarterback Charlie Whitehurst is certain at least one thing's different on offense this season - only the Tigers will know what's coming.

Football: Moore to leave Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. - Cheyenne Moore, a freshman who hit the game-winning 3-pointer against South Carolina last December, has decided to leave the Tigers for another Division I school.

Clemson offense changing under Spence
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson quarterback Charlie Whitehurst is certain at least one thing's different on offense this season - only the Tigers will know what's coming.

Clemson offense changing under Spence

FSU quarterback decision likely by Sept. 1
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Bobby Bowden starts his 30th season at Florida State without an experienced quarterback, and he's not ready just yet to hand over the keys to the offense.

FSU quarterback decision likely by Sept. 1
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Bobby Bowden starts his 30th season at Florida State without an experienced quarterback, and he's not ready just yet to hand over the keys to the offense.

FSU quarterback decision likely by Sept. 1

Make smart choices with fast-food breakfast
Research shows that eating a good breakfast is critical to a healthy lifestyle. According to a study in the American Journal of Epidemiology, people who skip breakfast are 4.5 times more likely to be overweight than those who don't.

Let evidence speak for itself
"All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force ... . We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter."

Curbing domestic abuse
South Carolina has the highest domestic violence death rate of any U.S. state largely because rural communities don't have the resources to enforce domestic violence laws.

The 10,000-year plan
Last year, a federal appeals court threw a monkey-wrench into the government's plans to bury an estimated 77,000 tons of the nation's deadliest nuclear waste at the Yucca Mountain repository in the Nevada desert.

The 10,000-year plan

Trash subsidies must end

Are we with them?
It would have been a logistical nightmare and a practical impossibility. But what a sight it would have been.

Trash subsidies must end
Local governments should step into the trash collection business only to assure that trash gets picked up - not to provide it at a discount.

Trash subsidies must end
Local governments should step into the trash collection business only to assure that trash gets picked up - not to provide it at a discount.

The 10,000-year plan
Last year, a federal appeals court threw a monkey-wrench into the government's plans to bury an estimated 77,000 tons of the nation's deadliest nuclear waste at the Yucca Mountain repository in the Nevada desert.

Paula Abdul to remain a judge on 'American Idol'
LOS ANGELES - There is no proof that "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul had an affair with one of the show's contestants, according to Fox TV, which said Abdul will remain on the show.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - The remake of sci-fi thriller "Westworld" is going ahead without the Governator.

Report: Demi and Ashton, trying for a baby?
NEW YORK - Two years ago, Demi Moore met "That '70s Show" star Ashton Kutcher at a casual dinner. They've been together ever since.

Paula Abdul to remain a judge on 'American Idol'
LOS ANGELES - There is no proof that "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul had an affair with one of the show's contestants, according to Fox TV, which said Abdul will remain on the show.

People in the News
LOS ANGELES - The remake of sci-fi thriller "Westworld" is going ahead without the Governator.

Harry Connick Jr. to star in 'The Pajama Game'
NEW YORK - Jazz crooner Harry Connick Jr. and "The Pajama Game," one of the musical theater's biggest hits of the 1950s, will be back on Broadway next year.

Background checks become more common

Motorists hate gas prices, but keep on pumping

Motorists hate gas prices, but keep on pumping
Soaring gasoline prices are getting a rise out of many U.S. motorists, but by and large they're not getting in the way of summer vacations, commuting habits or SUV sales.

Background checks become more common
BOSTON - Christine O'Neill had been working in the cafeteria of the King Philip Middle School in Norfolk for about three weeks when she was called to the superintendent's office. She was told her criminal background check had come back, and she was fired.

Motorists hate gas prices, but keep on pumping
Soaring gasoline prices are getting a rise out of many U.S. motorists, but by and large they're not getting in the way of summer vacations, commuting habits or SUV sales.

Background checks become more common
BOSTON - Christine O'Neill had been working in the cafeteria of the King Philip Middle School in Norfolk for about three weeks when she was called to the superintendent's office. She was told her criminal background check had come back, and she was fired.

First woman to take charge of the White House kitchen
WACO, Texas - Kitchen duties may have traditionally been viewed as women's work, but not at the White House. Until now: Cristeta Comerford has been named executive chief.

First woman to take charge of the White House kitchen
WACO, Texas - Kitchen duties may have traditionally been viewed as women's work, but not at the White House. Until now: Cristeta Comerford has been named executive chief.

First woman to take charge of the White House kitchen

Daniels working for injury free season
ATLANTA - P.J. Daniels gets a charge out of running over would-be tacklers.

Daniels working for injury free season
ATLANTA - P.J. Daniels gets a charge out of running over would-be tacklers.

Daniels working for injury free season

Warning: This may be tough to take

Elkington misses deja vu birdie putt

Elkington misses deja vu birdie putt
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - When Steve Elkington had to hit a lay-up shot out of the trees lining the left side of the 18th fairway at Baltusrol Golf Club in the final round of the PGA, it brought to mind a similar situation 14 years ago, when he won his first big tournament on the PGA Tour.

Aiken's Great Dane
AIKEN - Palmetto Golf Club just got a little more historic, thanks to Dane Burkhart's round Sunday en route to winning the Palmetto Amateur.

Flanders, Blackburn both get wins
GRANITEVILLE - Rusty Flanders took home what Jay Blackburn came for, but Blackburn didn't go away from the Orville White Cup at Midland Valley Country Club empty-handed.

Love conquers most, but not all
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Davis Love III was trying not to be too hard on himself after coming up two shots shy of winner Phil Mickelson in the final round of the PGA Championship on Monday.

Aiken's Great Dane
AIKEN - Palmetto Golf Club just got a little more historic, thanks to Dane Burkhart's round Sunday en route to winning the Palmetto Amateur.

Golf: Mickelson is no fluke

Weather forces major delay
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Several days of record high temperatures finally gave way to bad weather, and the timing wasn't good for the PGA Championship.

Love conquers most, but not all
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Davis Love III was trying not to be too hard on himself after coming up two shots shy of winner Phil Mickelson in the final round of the PGA Championship on Monday.

Aiken's Great Dane

Golf: Mickelson is no fluke
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Rick Smith said it was a spot from which Phil Mickelson had chipped two weeks ago during an exhaustive practice round at the Baltusrol Golf Club.

Weather forces major delay

Elkington misses deja vu birdie putt
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - When Steve Elkington had to hit a lay-up shot out of the trees lining the left side of the 18th fairway at Baltusrol Golf Club in the final round of the PGA, it brought to mind a similar situation 14 years ago, when he won his first big tournament on the PGA Tour.

Woods still in hunt at 2-under

Love conquers most, but not all

Weather forces major delay
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Several days of record high temperatures finally gave way to bad weather, and the timing wasn't good for the PGA Championship.

Woods still in hunt at 2-under
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Tiger Woods made a daring late run at the leaders on his final two holes of the PGA Championship Sunday.

Flanders, Blackburn both get wins
GRANITEVILLE - Rusty Flanders took home what Jay Blackburn came for, but Blackburn didn't go away from the Orville White Cup at Midland Valley Country Club empty-handed.

Creamer outlasts Miyazato to win NEC Karuizawa
KARUIZAWA, Japan - American teenager Paula Creamer shot a 4-under 68 Sunday to hold off Ai Miyazato - Japan's most popular player - to win the NEC Karuizawa tournament.

Lundberg wins Russian Open in sudden-death playoff
NAKHABINO, Russia - Mikael Lundberg of Sweden beat England's Andrew Butterfield on the fourth playoff hole Sunday to win the Russian Open, his first European Tour title.

Elkington will spend the night one shot back
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Steve Elkington's chance at a big anniversary celebration will have to wait an extra day.

Golf: Mickelson is no fluke
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Rick Smith said it was a spot from which Phil Mickelson had chipped two weeks ago during an exhaustive practice round at the Baltusrol Golf Club.

Elkington will spend the night one shot back

Flanders, Blackburn both get wins

Woods still in hunt at 2-under
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Tiger Woods made a daring late run at the leaders on his final two holes of the PGA Championship Sunday.

Elkington will spend the night one shot back
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Steve Elkington's chance at a big anniversary celebration will have to wait an extra day.

LeClair is latest addition to reshaped Penguins
PITTSBURGH - John LeClair probably wouldn't have given a thought a few weeks ago to joining a last-place team like the Pittsburgh Penguins. Sidney Crosby, Ziggy Palffy, Sergei Gonchar and Jocelyn Thibault changed his thinking.

LeClair is latest addition to reshaped Penguins

LeClair is latest addition to reshaped Penguins
PITTSBURGH - John LeClair probably wouldn't have given a thought a few weeks ago to joining a last-place team like the Pittsburgh Penguins. Sidney Crosby, Ziggy Palffy, Sergei Gonchar and Jocelyn Thibault changed his thinking.

Brazilian town sends first card
What would you do if you found yourself far away ... say, in Piapora, Brazil?

Brazilian town sends first card
What would you do if you found yourself far away ... say, in Piapora, Brazil?

Complaint filed against assistant principal
Columbia County authorities are investigating a complaint against Brookwood Elementary School Assistant Principal Barbara Gleitsmann after the father of a 5-year-old pupil reported that Ms. Gleitsmann forcefully grabbed his son last week.

Another major for Mickelson
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Phil Mickelson delivered another dramatic finish in a major on Monday, flopping a chip out of deep rough to 2 feet for a birdie on the final hole and a one-shot victory in the PGA Championship.

Former Riverside Elementary School principal retires
A former Columbia County elementary school principal -- demoted last month after officials said she did not properly handle molestation charges involving a substitute teacher -- has retired.

Augusta State University president delivers address
Augusta State University is better off than President William A. Bloodworth Jr. has ever seen it, he said during his annual State of the University address today.

Don't make technology a scapegoat
Dorothy Rich's column concerning SUVs ("SUVs, technology are dividing more families," July 27) is just another example of how Americans are constantly trying to blame their problems, especially concerning children, on technology.Mary Jackson, Augusta

Election date was wrong decision

Revolt against soaring gasoline
Dan Leonard ("Help promote gasless Wednesdays," Aug. 9) is right on target, but his suggestion won't work. If I don't buy gas on Wednesdays, I still have to buy gas on Tuesdays or Thursdays. John W. Sisson Jr., Evans

President's folly in Iraq continues

Revolt against soaring gasoline

Don't make technology a scapegoat

Priest should give a real apology
Regarding the July 23 article about the Rev. Bob Cushing's trip to Japan: He said he would apologize to the survivors of the atomic bomb blasts on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and that World War II was an unjust war because Japan only bombed Pearl Harbor. B>Gould B. Hagler, Augusta

President's folly in Iraq continues
I was taken aback by your editorial concerning the mother who wanted to know why President Bush killed her son ("To a grieving mother," Aug. 10).Vernon Johnson, Mesena

Examine big picture on gas prices
In Martin Schram's Aug. 4 column ("Where's the outrage over Exxon-Mobil profits?"), he decries the "fiscal misery of ordinary Americans who fill up at the pump" and the "soaring" profits of the major oil companies. Mr. Schram promotes conservation as the solution to this "maddening" situation - one he feels has been ignored by Washington and the reporters who cover the White House. He asserts that these outrageous profits are occurring "... at a time when Americans are paying record-high prices at the gas pump." K.M. Towe, Tennille

Don't make technology a scapegoat
Dorothy Rich's column concerning SUVs ("SUVs, technology are dividing more families," July 27) is just another example of how Americans are constantly trying to blame their problems, especially concerning children, on technology.Mary Jackson, Augusta

Examine big picture on gas prices
In Martin Schram's Aug. 4 column ("Where's the outrage over Exxon-Mobil profits?"), he decries the "fiscal misery of ordinary Americans who fill up at the pump" and the "soaring" profits of the major oil companies. Mr. Schram promotes conservation as the solution to this "maddening" situation - one he feels has been ignored by Washington and the reporters who cover the White House. He asserts that these outrageous profits are occurring "... at a time when Americans are paying record-high prices at the gas pump."K.M. Towe, Tennille

Election date was wrong decision
Going under the assumption that the governor of the state of Georgia has a little more pull than our Augusta commissioners, I wish they could see the light and quickly make arrangements to hold the election for mayor the same day we are forced to vote for a new senator for District 22 (thank you, Charles Walker).Adelheid E. Waters, Hephzibah

Election date was wrong decision
Going under the assumption that the governor of the state of Georgia has a little more pull than our Augusta commissioners, I wish they could see the light and quickly make arrangements to hold the election for mayor the same day we are forced to vote for a new senator for District 22 (thank you, Charles Walker).Adelheid E. Waters, Hephzibah

Examine big picture on gas prices

Letter writer spews propaganda
Lowell Greenbaum's recent letter chastising Republicans for not bashing U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss, and U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, because they did not condemn Karl Rove is laughable.John Conley, Evans

President's folly in Iraq continues
I was taken aback by your editorial concerning the mother who wanted to know why President Bush killed her son ("To a grieving mother," Aug. 10).Vernon Johnson, Mesena

Revolt against soaring gasoline
Dan Leonard ("Help promote gasless Wednesdays," Aug. 9) is right on target, but his suggestion won't work. If I don't buy gas on Wednesdays, I still have to buy gas on Tuesdays or Thursdays.John W. Sisson Jr., Evans

Living briefs

Misunderstood pain should be taken seriously

What are cookies, and are they dangerous?

Engineers modify hybrid cars to get up to 250 mpg

Group set on passing down health knowledge

Apple mouse marks a mighty change

Das Keyboard makes hunting and pecking a no-no

Apple mouse marks a mighty change
Apple Computer Inc. can take credit for pushing the envelope of computer design with its elegant Macintosh. Its software is years ahead of the rest of the industry. Its stylish iPod music player is second to none.

Misunderstood pain should be taken seriously
Pounding. Throbbing. Piercing. Headaches can bring even the strongest, healthiest person running for the bed covers or for the sweet relief found in the medicine cabinet.

Engineers modify hybrid cars to get up to 250 mpg
CORTE MADERA, Calif. - Politicians and automakers say a car that can both reduce greenhouse gases and free America from its reliance on foreign oil is years or even decades away.

Engineers modify hybrid cars to get up to 250 mpg
CORTE MADERA, Calif. - Politicians and automakers say a car that can both reduce greenhouse gases and free America from its reliance on foreign oil is years or even decades away.

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

What are cookies, and are they dangerous?
Q. I've been hearing a lot lately about "cookies" on my computer. What are they, and are they really dangerous?

What are cookies, and are they dangerous?
Q. I've been hearing a lot lately about "cookies" on my computer. What are they, and are they really dangerous?

Apple mouse marks a mighty change
Apple Computer Inc. can take credit for pushing the envelope of computer design with its elegant Macintosh. Its software is years ahead of the rest of the industry. Its stylish iPod music player is second to none.

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.

Group set on passing down health knowledge
ATLANTA - Although an avid tennis player and very trim at age 58, Terrell Slayton Jr. has a host of chronic conditions - including diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. But he knows that many other black men in his community don't even know the status of their health.

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.

Das Keyboard makes hunting and pecking a no-no
DALLAS - Typing on a Das Keyboard is a lot like typing on any other computer keyboard - except the keys are blank.

Misunderstood pain should be taken seriously
Pounding. Throbbing. Piercing. Headaches can bring even the strongest, healthiest person running for the bed covers or for the sweet relief found in the medicine cabinet.

Group set on passing down health knowledge
ATLANTA - Although an avid tennis player and very trim at age 58, Terrell Slayton Jr. has a host of chronic conditions - including diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. But he knows that many other black men in his community don't even know the status of their health.

Das Keyboard makes hunting and pecking a no-no
DALLAS - Typing on a Das Keyboard is a lot like typing on any other computer keyboard - except the keys are blank.

Governors push national formula
AIKEN - About 77 percent of South Carolina ninth-graders in 2000-01 walked across the stage four years later and picked up a diploma.

Across the area

The week ahead
Starting today, children will trade the beach for the classroom and switch to studying geometry and history rather than baseball and Marco Polo.

Scouts, hospitals connect cultures

Across the area
A 17-year-old Augusta boy was arrested by Columbia County sheriff's deputies and charged with threatening to bomb Harlem High School.

Kid of the Day

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Complaint filed against assistant principal

A day for the kids
Benito Lewis, 7, spent Sunday afternoon in south Augusta dodging flames, leaping brick walls and squashing evil robots.

State may see massive results

Hopefuls offer views at Republican forum

Photographer puts dreams in focus

Drills report sound results
She's only 8 years old, but Sara Howard knows the importance of fire drills.

Partnership will weld education, opportunity

Across South Carolina

Sexual misconduct top reason teachers get disciplined

Photographer puts dreams in focus
Ask Marvin Cummings Sr. about his life, and he immediately starts smiling.

Governors push national formula
AIKEN - About 77 percent of South Carolina ninth-graders in 2000-01 walked across the stage four years later and picked up a diploma.

Sexual misconduct top reason teachers get disciplined
COLUMBIA - One in five educators sanctioned by the state for bad behavior in South Carolina in the past three years had been accused of sexual misconduct.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Across Georgia
COLLEGE PARK - An Atlanta man was shot in the same shoulder twice by police in separate incidents, authorities said.

Kid of the Day
Kenneth "Chandler" Canady is today's Kid of the Day.

Officers get training on vital alert system

Speed comes with a price
Traffic was moving more slowly than usual along portions of Bobby Jones Expressway on Monday after deputies ticketed speeders on four consecutive days last week.

A day for the kids

Across Georgia
ALBANY -- Lena Baker, a black maid executed in Georgia's electric chair more than 60 years ago for killing a white man she claimed was threatening her life and holding her in slavery, is to receive a posthumous pardon from the state.

Partnership will weld education, opportunity
Josh Szoka has big plans after his high school graduation.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -- A pit bull breeder has formed a group dedicated to protecting the dogs from being trained to attack or being banned.

Another major for Mickelson
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Phil Mickelson delivered another dramatic finish in a major on Monday, flopping a chip out of deep rough to 2 feet for a birdie on the final hole and a one-shot victory in the PGA Championship.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

News you can use

Speed comes with a price

Across South Carolina

First lesson: Learn the school
When classes began Monday at Augusta Christian Schools, many of them were at a new location.

Across Georgia

Back in the school pack
Pupils from other counties started days ago, but Monday marked the first day for those in Richmond County schools. The system's 35,000 pupils might not have been ready, but educators were.

Across the area

Grant money sought for amenities at canal
The Augusta Canal Authority will apply for an extra $1 million in federal transportation grants to finance a boat dock, trails and visitor area near the new Village at Riverwalk development that will border the National Heritage Area.

Kid of the Day

Across the area
A 20-year-old Augusta man told police he was forced to get into the trunk of his car by two armed men early Monday, a Richmond County sheriff's report states.

Former Riverside Elementary School principal retires

Augusta State University president delivers address
Augusta State University is better off than President William A. Bloodworth Jr. has ever seen it, he said during his annual State of the University address today.

Speed comes with a price
Traffic was moving more slowly than usual along portions of Bobby Jones Expressway on Monday after deputies ticketed speeders on four consecutive days last week.

Back in the school pack

Another major for Mickelson

First lesson: Learn the school

Drills report sound results

Across Georgia

Scouts, hospitals connect cultures
Maria Torres is an ambassador to a community within a community in Augusta. She is heading up an effort at Georgia-Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America to reach out to the growing Hispanic community, one of the ways the area is adapting to Spanish speakers.

Grant money sought for amenities at canal

Hopefuls offer views at Republican forum
The four Republican candidates seeking two at-large Aiken City Council seats in the Sept. 13 primary undoubtedly need the support of the GOP base.

Drills report sound results
She's only 8 years old, but Sara Howard knows the importance of fire drills.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Partnership will weld education, opportunity
Josh Szoka has big plans after his high school graduation.

First lesson: Learn the school
When classes began Monday at Augusta Christian Schools, many of them were at a new location.

Five questions with Ronald Sanders
Ronald Sanders, 18, is a first-year student at Augusta State University majoring in biology and pre-medicine. He recently moved into his new apartment at the ASU University Village.

Back in the school pack
Pupils from other counties started days ago, but Monday marked the first day for those in Richmond County schools. The system's 35,000 pupils might not have been ready, but educators were.

State may see massive results
ATLANTA - When President Bush signed a $14.5 billion energy bill Aug. 8, he warned it wouldn't be an overnight solution to soaring fuel costs.

Across the southeast
TALLASSEE, ALA. - The old stone mill along the Tallapoosa River once made fabric for slave clothes and Confederate uniforms. It survived the Civil War and the economic struggles of the next century.

Augusta State University president delivers address

Governors push national formula

Across South Carolina
COCOA BEACH, Fla. - Two men who escaped from a South Carolina detention center were arrested on a Florida beach after a three-week manhunt, authorities said Sunday.

The week ahead

Across the area
A 17-year-old Augusta boy was arrested by Columbia County sheriff's deputies and charged with threatening to bomb Harlem High School.

Grant money sought for amenities at canal
The Augusta Canal Authority will apply for an extra $1 million in federal transportation grants to finance a boat dock, trails and visitor area near the new Village at Riverwalk development that will border the National Heritage Area.

State may see massive results
ATLANTA - When President Bush signed a $14.5 billion energy bill Aug. 8, he warned it wouldn't be an overnight solution to soaring fuel costs.

Across the area
A 20-year-old Augusta man told police he was forced to get into the trunk of his car by two armed men early Monday, a Richmond County sheriff's report states.

Kid of the Day
Today's kid of the Day is Madison Elizabeth Leaptrotte, 5, of Augusta.

Demoted school principal retires
A former Columbia County elementary school principal - demoted last month after officials said she did not properly handle molestation allegations involving a substitute teacher - has retired.

Across South Carolina
COCOA BEACH, Fla. - Two men who escaped from a South Carolina detention center were arrested on a Florida beach after a three-week manhunt, authorities said Sunday.

Across Georgia
ALBANY -- Lena Baker, a black maid executed in Georgia's electric chair more than 60 years ago for killing a white man she claimed was threatening her life and holding her in slavery, is to receive a posthumous pardon from the state.

The week ahead
Starting today, children will trade the beach for the classroom and switch to studying geometry and history rather than baseball and Marco Polo.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -- A pit bull breeder has formed a group dedicated to protecting the dogs from being trained to attack or being banned.

Photographer puts dreams in focus
Ask Marvin Cummings Sr. about his life, and he immediately starts smiling.

Complaint filed against assistant principal
Columbia County authorities are investigating a complaint against Brookwood Elementary School Assistant Principal Barbara Gleitsmann after the father of a 5-year-old pupil reported that Ms. Gleitsmann forcefully grabbed his son last week.

Former Riverside Elementary School principal retires
A former Columbia County elementary school principal -- demoted last month after officials said she did not properly handle molestation charges involving a substitute teacher -- has retired.

News you can use
Entertainment events and activities for today include:

Across Georgia
COLLEGE PARK - An Atlanta man was shot in the same shoulder twice by police in separate incidents, authorities said.

Officers get training on vital alert system
A mere 30 minutes after an alert was issued last year, police were able to track down an elderly Alzheimer's patient who had wandered off from a personal-care home in Hephzibah.

Kid of the Day
Today's kid of the Day is Madison Elizabeth Leaptrotte, 5, of Augusta.

Scouts, hospitals connect cultures
Maria Torres is an ambassador to a community within a community in Augusta. She is heading up an effort at Georgia-Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America to reach out to the growing Hispanic community, one of the ways the area is adapting to Spanish speakers.

Hopefuls offer views at Republican forum
The four Republican candidates seeking two at-large Aiken City Council seats in the Sept. 13 primary undoubtedly need the support of the GOP base.

News you can use
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Sexual misconduct top reason teachers get disciplined
COLUMBIA - One in five educators sanctioned by the state for bad behavior in South Carolina in the past three years had been accused of sexual misconduct.

Officers get training on vital alert system
A mere 30 minutes after an alert was issued last year, police were able to track down an elderly Alzheimer's patient who had wandered off from a personal-care home in Hephzibah.

Kid of the Day
Kenneth "Chandler" Canady is today's Kid of the Day.

A day for the kids
Benito Lewis, 7, spent Sunday afternoon in south Augusta dodging flames, leaping brick walls and squashing evil robots.

One more day needed to write legacy, history
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Today is not a referendum on the evils of television and the greed of men too obstinate (or ignorant) to pay attention to every unfavorable forecast or make any effort whatsoever to finish the PGA Championship on Sunday.

One more day needed to write legacy, history
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Today is not a referendum on the evils of television and the greed of men too obstinate (or ignorant) to pay attention to every unfavorable forecast or make any effort whatsoever to finish the PGA Championship on Sunday.

Warning: This may be tough to take
After returning home from the drugstore, I pulled my bottle of medication from the paper bag. I noticed it was a big pill bottle, but then I realized why. The warning label on it was the longest I had ever seen.

Warning: This may be tough to take
After returning home from the drugstore, I pulled my bottle of medication from the paper bag. I noticed it was a big pill bottle, but then I realized why. The warning label on it was the longest I had ever seen.

'Four Brothers' tops weekend box office

Q&A with actress Rachel McAdams
NEW YORK - "Mean Girls" may have been the coming out party for Lindsay Lohan, but considering Rachel McAdams' red-hot career, some revisionist history may be in order.

Director John Dahl creates a throwback war film

Director John Dahl creates a throwback war film
WASHINGTON - John Dahl's career can be summed up in four words: good movies, bad timing.

'Four Brothers' tops weekend box office
LOS ANGELES - The John Singleton revenge flick "Four Brothers" beat its cinematic siblings to take the top spot at the weekend box office.

Q&A with actress Rachel McAdams
NEW YORK - "Mean Girls" may have been the coming out party for Lindsay Lohan, but considering Rachel McAdams' red-hot career, some revisionist history may be in order.

Q&A with actress Rachel McAdams

'Four Brothers' tops weekend box office
LOS ANGELES - The John Singleton revenge flick "Four Brothers" beat its cinematic siblings to take the top spot at the weekend box office.

Director John Dahl creates a throwback war film
WASHINGTON - John Dahl's career can be summed up in four words: good movies, bad timing.

Faith Hill embraces simpler country sound on 'Fireflies'

Rob Thomas hits the road for national tour

Rob Thomas hits the road for national tour
NEW YORK - Rob Thomas is going it alone, taking his best-selling solo act on the road.

Frank Black takes detour from Pixies
NEW YORK - Pixies lead singer Frank Black takes the prize in this year's derby for Oddest Duet, inviting his ex-wife to sing about their failed relationship on his new solo album.

Faith Hill embraces simpler country sound on 'Fireflies'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For a down-home "Mississippi Girl," Faith Hill sure cleans up well - from magazine covers and a Hollywood film to a celebrity marriage with country star Tim McGraw.

Q&A: Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000)
NEW YORK - He's known to millions around the world as Andre 3000: half of the superstar rap group OutKast, outrageous dresser, ladies man extraordinaire.

Q&A: Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000)

Faith Hill embraces simpler country sound on 'Fireflies'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For a down-home "Mississippi Girl," Faith Hill sure cleans up well - from magazine covers and a Hollywood film to a celebrity marriage with country star Tim McGraw.

Rob Thomas hits the road for national tour
NEW YORK - Rob Thomas is going it alone, taking his best-selling solo act on the road.

Frank Black takes detour from Pixies
NEW YORK - Pixies lead singer Frank Black takes the prize in this year's derby for Oddest Duet, inviting his ex-wife to sing about their failed relationship on his new solo album.

Q&A: Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000)
NEW YORK - He's known to millions around the world as Andre 3000: half of the superstar rap group OutKast, outrageous dresser, ladies man extraordinaire.

Frank Black takes detour from Pixies

Stewart wins at Watkins Glen
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - A broken alternator couldn't keep Tony Stewart from blowing away the field one more time.

Stewart wins at Watkins Glen

Roush's decision on Busch not final
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Car owner Jack Roush is still thinking about letting Nextel Cup champion Kurt Busch out of the final year of his contract in 2006.

Roush's decision on Busch not final
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Car owner Jack Roush is still thinking about letting Nextel Cup champion Kurt Busch out of the final year of his contract in 2006.

Roush's decision on Busch not final

Coo Coo Marlin, early NASCAR star, dead at 73
COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Clifton "Coo Coo" Marlin, one of NASCAR's early stars and father of current Nextel Cup driver Sterling Marlin, died early Sunday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 73.

Stewart wins at Watkins Glen
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - A broken alternator couldn't keep Tony Stewart from blowing away the field one more time.

Pacers waive Reggie Miller
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Pacers waived the retired Reggie Miller on Monday, relieving them of a $6 million luxury tax liability for his contract that still has one year remaining.

Panthers excited after preseason win

Mora wants big-time receiver to emerge

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Christopher Alton Prior    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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Mr. L.N. Kennedy    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Billie Rabun Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Adelle P. Wright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Ms. Pamela Freeman    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Ms. Levon Adams    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Evelyn R. Marino    (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)

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Mr. James Hildery Davis    (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

Mrs. Ruth Murray Gilbert    (KNOXVILLE, TN)

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Mrs. Adelina Kotlan    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. J. Sewell Bartlett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ellen M. Register    (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mr. J. Sewell Bartlett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Chloe Doby Little    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter R. Schaffer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Murray Gilbert    (KNOXVILLE, TN)

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Dr. Anne B. Morris    (SOUTHHAMPTON, MA)

Mr. Johnnie Jackson, Jr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Gladys Jones    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

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Mrs. Carles Askew    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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Mr. Johnnie Jackson, Jr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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Mrs. Evelyn R. Marino    (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)

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Dr. Chloe Little    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Kelly    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Coren Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Grace Williams    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Dr. Chloe Little    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Griffin Story    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmie Taylor    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Terri Dore Reel    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

SSG Gerald R. Sutton    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary S. Womack    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter R. Schaffer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Pearl Menger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Griffin    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Edith Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Walker, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stanley Berrian    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Rosita Sharon Alston    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Chambers    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. J. Sewell Bartlett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth W. Clanton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack B. Holt, III    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Christopher Alton Prior    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Johnnie Jackson, Jr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary McMillin    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Dr. Chloe Doby Little    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rodrico Mance    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James F. Burton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tony Lee Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Levon Adams    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Christine Kelly    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Julia Albertson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack B. Holt, III    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. D.C. Wilson    (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Griffin Story    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Ms. Levon Adams    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Terri Dore Reel    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Bennie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Walker, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Albertson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James F. Burton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Mary S. Womack    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary S. Womack    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Coren Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Adelle P. Wright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Betty Jean Griffin    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stanley Berrian    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmie Taylor    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Chambers    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Ms. Rosita Sharon Alston    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth W. Clanton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carles Askew    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Jack B. Holt, III    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Levon Adams    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Johnnie Jackson, Jr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary S. Womack    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Edith Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SSG Gerald Sutton    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Jones    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Glenice Reville    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Adelina Kotlan    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Proctor    (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary McMillin    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Pearl Menger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn R. Marino    (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Dr. Anne B. Morris    (SOUTHHAMPTON, MA)

Mr. Rodrico Mance    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ellen M. Register    (CONYERS, Ga.)

Ms. Pamela Freeman (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Christopher Alton Prior (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillian Pearl Menger (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. J. Sewell Bartlett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Levon Adams (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Dr. Chloe Doby Little (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tony Lee Barnes (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

SSG Gerald Sutton (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ada Louise Morgan (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Jack B. Holt, III (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. D.C. Wilson (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Murray Gilbert (KNOXVILLE, TN)

Mr. Jack B. Holt, III (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James F. Burton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Kelly (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Dr. Chloe Little (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SSG Gerald R. Sutton (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Adelle P. Wright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Griffin Story (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Miss Edith Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn R. Marino (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Dr. Anne B. Morris (SOUTHHAMPTON, MA)

Christopher Alton Prior (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth W. Clanton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ellen M. Register (CONYERS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary S. Womack (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McMillin (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Albertson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Terri Dore Reel (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. J. Sewell Bartlett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary S. Womack (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Rosita Sharon Alston (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Jackson, Jr. (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Griffin (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James Hildery Davis (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

Mrs. Billie Rabun Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rodrico Mance (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. David Morris (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Daniel Walker, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Terri Ann Reel (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Walter R. Schaffer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carles Askew (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmie Taylor (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Adelina Kotlan (HARLEM, Ga.)

Ms. Levon Adams (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Glenice Reville (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Chambers (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Gladys Jones (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Stanley Berrian (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Jackson, Jr. (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Coren Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Proctor (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. L.N. Kennedy (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Williams (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Evelyn R. Marino (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Overtime

Overtime

Gymnastics' next generation gets its chance

Overtime
In Savannah, Ga., a five-run seventh inning catapulted the Augusta GreenJackets to a 7-5 win over Savannah on Sunday afternoon at Grayson Stadium.

Overtime
USC Aiken has added two freshmen to its already talented lineup.

Gymnastics' next generation gets its chance
INDIANAPOLIS - While the gymnasts who collected all those medals at the Athens Olympics celebrated their achievements one last time, workers scurried around backstage, getting ready for the awards ceremony for that night's competition.

Overtime
In Savannah, Ga., a five-run seventh inning catapulted the Augusta GreenJackets to a 7-5 win over Savannah on Sunday afternoon at Grayson Stadium.

Overtime
USC Aiken has added two freshmen to its already talented lineup.

Gymnastics' next generation gets its chance
INDIANAPOLIS - While the gymnasts who collected all those medals at the Athens Olympics celebrated their achievements one last time, workers scurried around backstage, getting ready for the awards ceremony for that night's competition.

Mora wants big-time receiver to emerge
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - As far as the Atlanta Falcons are concerned, Terrell Owens can attend another preseason game at the Georgia Dome this week.

Panthers excited after preseason win
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - This much is clear from Carolina's preseason opener: Steve Smith hasn't lost his speed, Kris Jenkins hasn't lost his edge and the Panthers can be a very good team if they stay healthy.

Panthers excited after preseason win
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - This much is clear from Carolina's preseason opener: Steve Smith hasn't lost his speed, Kris Jenkins hasn't lost his edge and the Panthers can be a very good team if they stay healthy.

Mora wants big-time receiver to emerge
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - As far as the Atlanta Falcons are concerned, Terrell Owens can attend another preseason game at the Georgia Dome this week.

Pope says being a Christian is 'beautiful'
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday he hopes his trip to a youth gathering in Germany spurs a wave of new faith in Europe by showing that Christianity brings "zest and joy" to life and is not a religion of burdensome rules and prohibitions.

Pope says being a Christian is 'beautiful'
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday he hopes his trip to a youth gathering in Germany spurs a wave of new faith in Europe by showing that Christianity brings "zest and joy" to life and is not a religion of burdensome rules and prohibitions.

One more day needed to write legacy, history

Clark and Seacrest will co-host New Year's Eve show

Clark and Seacrest will co-host New Year's Eve show
LOS ANGELES - Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest will co-host the 34th edition of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" live from New York's Times Square on Dec. 31.

Court TV anchor drops restraining order against heckler at Jackson trial
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A Court TV anchor has dropped a restraining order against a heckler who hurled insults at her as she covered Michael Jackson's molestation trial.

ABC takes Peter Jennings' name off his broadcast

Loss of father figures in Jennings, Rather, Brokaw

ABC takes Peter Jennings' name off his broadcast
NEW YORK - Taking another step in its public grieving process, ABC News said Monday it was taking the late Peter Jennings' name off the broadcast he anchored for more than two decades.

Loss of father figures in Jennings, Rather, Brokaw
NEW YORK - They were the men you could depend upon, the faces you'd see every night at dinnertime. In times of trouble, they were always there. Their words rang with authority.

Court TV anchor drops restraining order against heckler at Jackson trial
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A Court TV anchor has dropped a restraining order against a heckler who hurled insults at her as she covered Michael Jackson's molestation trial.

Court TV anchor drops restraining order against heckler at Jackson trial

Clark and Seacrest will co-host New Year's Eve show
LOS ANGELES - Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest will co-host the 34th edition of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" live from New York's Times Square on Dec. 31.

ABC takes Peter Jennings' name off his broadcast
NEW YORK - Taking another step in its public grieving process, ABC News said Monday it was taking the late Peter Jennings' name off the broadcast he anchored for more than two decades.

Loss of father figures in Jennings, Rather, Brokaw
NEW YORK - They were the men you could depend upon, the faces you'd see every night at dinnertime. In times of trouble, they were always there. Their words rang with authority.

Paula Abdul to remain a judge on 'American Idol'

People in the News

Georgia's Milton moves to fullback

Georgia's Milton moves to fullback
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia senior Tony Milton, who has started four games in his career at tailback, now is a full-time fullback and could win a starting job at his new position, coach Mark Richt announced Monday.

Georgia's Milton moves to fullback
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia senior Tony Milton, who has started four games in his career at tailback, now is a full-time fullback and could win a starting job at his new position, coach Mark Richt announced Monday.

2005-06 teen board revealed
When it comes to change, it's always best to get better, and Xtreme's done just that.

Xtreme calendar
TOUCHDOWN: High school football season gets under way with these Georgia games: Glenn Hills at Josey, Westside at Richmond Academy, Jefferson County at Cross Creek and Harlem at Evans. In South Carolina: South Aiken takes on West Florence at home, while Midland Valley plays host to Allendale-Fairfax. Games begin at 7:30 p.m. Call the schools for ticket prices.

2005-06 teen board revealed
When it comes to change, it's always best to get better, and Xtreme's done just that.

Xtreme calendar

2005-06 teen board revealed

Xtreme calendar
TOUCHDOWN: High school football season gets under way with these Georgia games: Glenn Hills at Josey, Westside at Richmond Academy, Jefferson County at Cross Creek and Harlem at Evans. In South Carolina: South Aiken takes on West Florence at home, while Midland Valley plays host to Allendale-Fairfax. Games begin at 7:30 p.m. Call the schools for ticket prices.

Pope says being a Christian is 'beautiful'