7.20.96

July 19, 1996

FORECAST: Plenty of heat (93[degrees]) and evening clouds plus a
40% chance of thunderstorms.

HOT TICKET: U.S. vs. Italy water polo (WP9467). The Americans,
led by 6'7" Chris Humbert, will have to tread furiously against
the Olympic- and world-champion Italians. However, the U.S. beat
Italy last May in Nashville, so don't discount the home pool
advantage.

WHAT IF...the U.S. loses? Don't panic, flag-wavers. The 12 teams
are split into two divisions and play a round-robin format. Four
squads in each division advance to the quarterfinals, and the
Americans are a good bet to get at least that far.

TODAY'S GOLD RUSH

FENCING (1)
(2:55 p.m.) Georgia World
Congress Center

MEN'S INDIVIDUAL EPEE
Pick: Eric Srecki, France

JUDO (2)
(3 p.m.) Georgia World
Congress Center

MEN'S OVER 209 POUNDS
Pick: Frank Moller, Germany

WOMEN'S OVER 158.5 POUNDS
Pick: Angelique Seriese, The Netherlands

SHOOTING (2)
(11 a.m.) Wolf Creek
Shooting Complex

WOMEN'S AIR RIFLE
Pick: Vessela Lecheva, Bulgaria

MEN'S AIR PISTOL
Pick: Xu Haifeng, China

SWIMMING (4)
(7:30 p.m.) Georgia Tech
Aquatic Center

WOMEN'S 100 M FREESTYLE
Pick: Le Jingyi, China

MEN'S 100 M BREASTSTROKE
Pick: Fred DeBurghgraeve, Belgium

WOMEN'S 400 M INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
Pick: Chen Yan, China

MEN'S 200 M FREESTYLE
Pick: Michael Klim, Australia

WEIGHTLIFTING (1)
(4 p.m.) Georgia World
Congress Center

119 POUNDS
Pick: Halil Mutlu, Turkey

LOCAL CULTURE

TOUR OF HOMES
98 Greenville Street
Newnan, Ga.
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow
The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society is sponsoring a tour of
five historic, award-winning homes in Newnan, about 45 minutes
southwest of Atlanta. Also on display: large collections of
"Gone With the Wind" memorabilia, and weapons and medical
instruments that were used during the Civil War. Tickets are $35.

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and information on every sport at the Summer Games.

COLOR PHOTO: RICHARD MACKSON [Alexi Lalas]

SPOTLIGHT ON...

U.S. VS. ARGENTINA SOCCER
The U.S. has never advanced past the first round in the
Olympics, but a win or a tie tonight against Argentina would be
huge for defender Alexi Lalas (left) & Co. More than 81,000 will
pack Birmingham's Legion Field, billed as The Football Capital
of the South. What would Bear Bryant think?

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)