Ground control to davidbowie.com.

David Bowie said he is launching his own Internet service provider - BowieNet - in September at $19.95 a month.BowieNet, at www.davidbowie.com, will offer high-speed Internet service across North America and expand worldwide later. It will also offer e-mail service and special music and entertainment access.

"I wanted to create an environment where not just my fans but all music lovers could be a part of the same community - a single place where the vast archives of music information could be accessed, views stated and ideas exchanged," Bowie said in a statement.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Birthdays: For Friday, July 24

Comedian Ruth Buzzi 62

Actor Michael Richards 49

Actress Lynda Carter 47

Singer Pam Tillis 41

Utah Jazz forward Karl Malone 35