'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

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.

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.

Palmeiro plays to mixed reviews

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 dig the long ball

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.

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.

McBride sent to Richmond after 'awesome' debut in Atlanta

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Tourism bureau ready to compete

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

The 10,000-year plan

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Weather forces major delay

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aiken's Great Dane

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.

Elkington will spend the night one shot back

Woods still in hunt at 2-under

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.

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.

Golf: Mickelson is no fluke

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Flanders, Blackburn both get wins

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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
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

President's folly in Iraq continues

Election date was wrong decision

Examine big picture on gas prices

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

Revolt against soaring gasoline

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

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

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

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

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
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

Don't make technology a scapegoat

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

Engineers modify hybrid cars to get up to 250 mpg

Das Keyboard makes hunting and pecking a no-no

Misunderstood pain should be taken seriously

What are cookies, and are they dangerous?

Living briefs

Group set on passing down health knowledge

Apple mouse marks a mighty change

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Across the area

Sexual misconduct top reason teachers get disciplined

Scouts, hospitals connect cultures

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.

Another major for Mickelson

First lesson: Learn the school

Across Georgia

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

Across the area

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

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

Former Riverside Elementary School principal retires

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

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.

Back in the school pack

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.

Officers get training on vital alert system

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Photographer puts dreams in focus

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

Governors push national formula

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

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.

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

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

Complaint filed against assistant principal

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.

Grant money sought for amenities at canal

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.

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 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.

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

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.

News you can use

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Hopefuls offer views at Republican forum

Across South Carolina

The week ahead

State may see massive results

A day for the kids

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

Partnership will weld education, opportunity

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.

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

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 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.

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

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.

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.

Drills report sound results

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kid of the Day

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.

Augusta State University president delivers address

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Across South Carolina

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

Rants and Raves
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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
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.

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
WASHINGTON - John Dahl's career can be summed up in four words: good movies, bad timing.

Q&A with actress Rachel McAdams

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.

'Four Brothers' tops weekend box office

'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

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.

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.

Rob Thomas hits the road for national tour

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.

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.

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.

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.

Frank Black takes detour from Pixies

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.

Faith Hill embraces simpler country sound on 'Fireflies'

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.

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.

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

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

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

Ms. Rosita Sharon Alston    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Chloe Doby Little    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rodrico Mance    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Chambers    (JACKSON, S.C.)

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

Mr. L.N. Kennedy    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McMillin    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Coren Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Murray Gilbert    (KNOXVILLE, TN)

SSG Gerald Sutton    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Christopher Alton Prior    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mr. Tony Lee Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James Hildery Davis    (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

Mr. L.N. Kennedy    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James F. Burton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Carles Askew    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Ruth Murray Gilbert    (KNOXVILLE, TN)

Dr. Anne B. Morris    (SOUTHHAMPTON, MA)

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

Mr. Ralph Chambers    (JACKSON, S.C.)

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

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

Ms. Pamela Freeman    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Pearl Menger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Albertson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Christopher Alton Prior    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary S. Womack    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Billie Rabun Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmie Taylor    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Glenice Reville    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Carles Askew    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Stanley Berrian    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary S. Womack    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jean Griffin    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Stanley Berrian    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. James Hildery Davis    (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Griffin Story    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Christopher Alton Prior    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Ms. Pamela Freeman    (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McMillin    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Rodrico Mance    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Dr. Chloe Doby Little    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tony Lee Barnes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary S. Womack    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Glenice Reville    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Billie Rabun Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Griffin Story    (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Christopher Alton Prior    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. James F. Burton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Adelina Kotlan    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Albertson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Edith Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. D.C. Wilson    (KITE, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Bennie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

SSG Gerald R. Sutton    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmie Taylor    (SARDIS, Ga.)

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

Ms. Rosita Sharon Alston    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

SSG Gerald Sutton    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Miss Edith Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SSG Gerald R. Sutton    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Jean Griffin    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Lillian Pearl Menger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Chloe Little    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Anne B. Morris    (SOUTHHAMPTON, MA)

Mrs. Adelina Kotlan    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Dr. Chloe Little    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. D.C. Wilson    (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary S. Womack    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Coren Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Dr. Anne B. Morris (SOUTHHAMPTON, MA)

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

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

Christopher Alton Prior (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mr. Bennie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tony Lee Barnes (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Coren Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Wardlaw (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Betty Jean Griffin (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Lillian Pearl Menger (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

SSG Gerald R. Sutton (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Miss Edith Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Rosita Sharon Alston (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McMillin (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. James Hildery Davis (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

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

Mrs. Grace Griffin Story (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Dr. Chloe Doby Little (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Dr. Chloe Little (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rodrico Mance (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Billie Rabun Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Christopher Alton Prior (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Stanley Berrian (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Ruth Murray Gilbert (KNOXVILLE, TN)

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

Mrs. Julia Albertson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Glenice Reville (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Pamela Freeman (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Adelina Kotlan (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

SSG Gerald Sutton (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Carles Askew (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Kenneth Scarboro (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmie Taylor (SARDIS, Ga.)

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

ABC takes Peter Jennings' name off his broadcast

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.

People in the News

Paula Abdul to remain a judge on 'American Idol'

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

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.

Xtreme calendar

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.

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

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

Pope says being a Christian is 'beautiful'