Braves notebook: Smoltz's absence was no cause for concern for team

Braves notebook: Simon, Hunter injuries not serious

Jackets fall in embarassing loss to Crocs

Maddux responds for Braves

Rice coach says his thoughts are with Dierker

Millwood stellar against Astros

Maddux responds for Braves

Braves notebook: Smoltz's absence was no cause for concern for team

Debt cost may see increase
WASHINGTON -- Even with few signs of inflation, the Federal Reserve may take ``pre-emptive'' action to protect the U.S. economy from problems that could halt its spectacular run of growth, Chairman Alan Greenspan told Congress on Thursday.

Brown bags $30 million bond

Consumer prices stabilize, but Fed rate hike still feared

Group to close local facility

Additional business news
Trade deficit stays at record high . . . Glitch limits AP stock hot line . . . Europe keeps Coke restrictions . . . San Francisco paper up for sale

Additional business news

Soaring stocks

SCANA project on track
AIKEN -- SCANA Energy is on schedule to open its 129-person call center in Aiken and is having no trouble finding applicants to fill the jobs.

Additional business news

Location on Web
Graham Ellison of CT Solutions sets up a display of Meybohm Realtors Internet Web site Thursday afternoon as the realty company was preparing for the opening of its new corporate office later in the day.

Developers to build more subdivisions
Outside Grovetown, a third major subdivision is now under construction, another sign of the southwestern movement of residential growth away from Evans.

Goodwill opens new store

Goodwill opens new store
As the crowds formed long lines to pay for their purchases Thursday, the day Augusta's newest Goodwill Emporium opened, Grace Fray was learning about work ethics in a classroom behind the storefront.

Location on Web

Debt cost may see increase

SCANA project on track

Southeast shows warning signs
ATLANTA -- Consumer spending is keeping Southeastern merchants and bankers happy, but it is tempting the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates to chill the spree and pre-empt inflation, according to economic reports out this week.

Southeast shows warning signs

Japan's central bank cautious about economic recovery

Courthouse a reflection of county
Often the most recognizable landmark in a county is its courthouse. Throughout the South, courthouses have stood on town squares as pillars of strength with their distinctive features and architecture.

House stirs memories of school
When Rachel Robertson was young, she often ventured over to the house near the old Evans Public School.

Pool submerged by work at Open

Mickelson ties for lead, awaits special delivery

Mustang lovers showing off their rides
If you've dreamed of owning a 1965 Mustang GT or need to pick up hard-to-find parts for a 1971 Mach 1 Mustang, cruise down to the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center through Sunday.

Some mosses can be used as decorations
Velvety-green and lush, a small moss garden can be fun to design -- even in a pot or goldfish bowl. It costs little to assemble, and it's easy to maintain.

Earthquake to hit Augusta
Earthquake knows who shot and killed rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. ``It was Hammer,'' the comedian explained in a recent phone interview from Los Angeles. ``And Vanilla Ice drove the getaway car.''

Trees shortchanged during area droughts
Because of drought it's been difficult to keep yards adequately watered this spring, especially for folks living where watering restrictions or bans have been imposed.

Rock star using music to help cancer sufferer
Like any musician, Edwin McCain finds it easy to get caught up in the business and lose sight of the good deeds such a powerful, potentially unifying force can accomplish.

City Lights Festival shines in Commerce
One of the biggest country singles this year has been Two Teardrops, but Bill Anderson and Steve Wariner are shedding no tears over its success.

Serenity gardening
Charles Blank is 77 and enjoys gardening but no longer wants a labor-intensive landscape. So he created a Japanese-style garden at his condominium off Wheeler Road.

What to look for at the U.S. Open

Love III feeling at home

Mickelson gains share of lead

Open memories resurface

Stars shine through clouds

Course caters to erratic Daly

Pinehurst No. 2 ready

Duval heats up despite burns

First group tees off under dark, dreary skies

Open notes: Nicklaus struggles with early tee time

Pinehurst has field guessing

Francis hired as Coyotes coach

Hitchcock facing game-time decisions on Hull, Hogue

Have Sabres finally figured out Nieuwendyk?

Now playing in Dallas: The Ken Hitchcock Show

Mustang lovers showing off their rides

Some mosses can be used as decorations

Trees shortchanged during area droughts

Serenity gardening

Rock star using music to help cancer sufferer

City Lights Festival shines in Commerce

State officials push inter-rail proposal

House stirs memories of school

Fan affair
Author Roy Blount Jr. signs one of his books for a fan at Borders Books and Music store Thursday afternoon. Mr. Blount has penned numerous books, including Roy Blount's Book of Southern Humor.

Uniform vote
Richmond County School Superintendent Dr. Charles Larke addresses the Richmond County School Board regarding the proposal to require elementary and middle school pupils to wear school uniforms during Thursday evening's meeting.

Students win SRS adventure

On the line
Mindy Meister, 16, fishes along the Savannah River in North Augusta on Thursday. Miss Meister was fishing with her boyfriend.

Authority seeks additional time for LMI contract
Facing a July 1 deadline, Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority members want more time to hammer out a contract with the private firm that operates the civic center complex.

Fatherless families have more social ills
Two parents are better than one. Confirming what many believe, recent research shows that communities with large numbers of fatherless children are more likely to suffer from high rates of other social ills, according to a report by the Georgia Family Council.

Robbers receive life in Masters Week case

Mall incidents
Incidents at Augusta and Regency malls prompt both shopping centers to declare mall security training a top priority. Augusta Mall says it will use its own guards.

Many ways available to convert loot
Jewel thieves have numerous ways of turning their stash into cash, authorities said Thursday.

Shop owners say lives important
For Bernard Doris, owner of Doris Diamonds, Thursday's jewel heist at Augusta Mall was a reminder to stay alert.

Gambling cap dropped in favor of vote

Humorist entertains at benefit
To raise funds and increase support for the Augusta-Richmond County Library, the library and Celebrate 2000 partners held a fund-raising dinner Thursday night featuring Southern humorist Roy Blount Jr.

Patient files suit against Aiken doctor
AIKEN -- An Aiken plastic surgeon accused of trying to kill her 7-year-old son last year in a murder-suicide plot is the subject of a medical negligence lawsuit filed in Aiken County on Thursday.

Robbery disturbs neighbors
Before Thursday, the most memorable intruders to enter the quiet Forest Estates community were Thanksgiving and Christmas mall-shoppers passing through.

TV show touts criminal goofs
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- If stupidity were a crime, police officers say southeast Georgia would have a fair share of career felons.

Parents sent to prison in cruelty to child case
The father and stepmother of an 11-year-old boy who ran away to escape severe beatings received prison sentences Thursday.

Jewelry heist suspects sought
Armed robbers made off with a million dollars in jewelry being delivered Thursday morning for a show at the Augusta Mall, and police were canvassing a nearby neighborhood in the afternoon, searching house-to-house for the three men.

Board passes uniforms rule
All elementary and middle schools in Richmond County will have a mandatory uniform policy the coming school year.

School board passes tentative budget

Counties say water bans to remain in place
Although 4.64 inches of rain has wet the Augusta area since Monday, officials said they don't want to lift water restrictions yet.

Funding closer for Bush Field
The Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field is a step closer to getting almost $2 million in additional funds from the federal government after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill increasing airport funding.

Police tie robbers to cartel
The trail of three robbers who stole a suitcase with $1 million of gold, diamonds and precious gems from Augusta Mall on Thursday might lead to Miami.

Area briefs: Man gets 20 years in child-sex case
An Augusta man who had sexual relations with a girl and brought another man into the relationship to abuse the child received a 20-year prison sentence Thursday.

Motorist escapes bandits
Donald West of south Augusta didn't care that a masked and armed individual was trying to steal his car at gunpoint.

Florida crime ring suspected

Merchant: Heist `a wake-up call'
For Bernard Doris, owner of Doris Diamonds, Thursday's jewel heist at Augusta Mall was a reminder to stay alert.

Florida crime ring suspected
The trail of three thieves who stole a suitcase with $1 million of gold, diamonds and other precious gems from the Augusta Mall on Thursday might lead to Miami.

Private schools like uniforms
Officials in area private schools say uniforms add to concentration on school work.

Robbers receive life in Masters Week case
Two young Augusta men received back-to-back life sentences Thursday for their roles in an armed robbery spree during Masters Week.

Parents sent to prison in cruelty to child case

No turnout for election reform
AIKEN -- Not a single Aiken County voter showed up at a public meeting Thursday night to voice an opinion on a special report regarding voting issues compiled by the county elections office.

Funding closer for Bush Field

Markers to receive restoration
SAVANNAH -- The company that installed Savannah's monument to Declaration of Independence signer Button Gwinnett has come forward 35 years later to restore and renovate the marker.

High tech disruptions lie ahead

State officials push inter-rail proposal
ATLANTA -- Commuters could be traveling by train from Athens to downtown Atlanta by 2004, while inter-city rail lines could connect Georgia's capital with Augusta, Savannah and Jacksonville, Fla. within the next decade, a state transportation planner said Thursday.

Mall incidents

High tech disruptions lie ahead
Don't you just love technology? We worry about next January when the ``Millennium Bug'' takes down our computers. And now scientists say the first month of the new year could bring solar storms that can disrupt satellites, block radio broadcasts and cause cell phones to go dead.

Area briefs: Man gets 20 years in child-sex case

Police tie robbers to cartel

Jewelry heist suspects sought

Local child psychologist enters not guilty plea

Counties say water bans to remain in place

Area briefs: Gay ambassador upsets Baptists

Anatomy of the Augusta Mall jewelry heist

Company to receive award fee

Jewel robbers still at large

Local child psychologist enters not guilty plea
The Martinez child psychologist indicted on more than 100 counts of child molestation and sexual exploitation of children in two counties again pleaded not guilty in Columbia County Superior Court on Thursday.

Lawyers put rule on hold

Jewel robbers still at large
Before Thursday, the most memorable intruders to enter the quiet Forest Estates community were Thanksgiving and Christmas mall-shoppers passing through.

Patient files suit against Aiken doctor

2 arrests conclude manhunt

Uniform vote

Officials negotiate SRS land

Three teens charged in robbery ring

Judge sends shooting case to grand jury

Merchant: Heist `a wake-up call'

Downtown athletic club closes its doors

Retailers stocking up on uniforms

Redford to direct movie in Savannah

Private schools like uniforms

Fatherless families have more social ills

TV show touts criminal goofs

Gliding toward Games

Councilman will run for House seat

Groups seek more money for DHR

Courthouse a reflection of county

Parents sent to prison in cruelty to child case

Parents sent to prison in cruelty to child case
The father and stepmother of an 11-year-old boy who ran away to escape severe beatings received prison sentences Thursday.

Lawyers put rule on hold
Attorneys hammered out a compromise Thursday that calls for a three-month moratorium on enforcement of Augusta's historic preservation ordinance in the Summerville neighborhood.

On the line

No turnout for election reform

Markers to receive restoration

Motorist escapes bandits

Humorist entertains at benefit

Shop owners say lives important

Rain scant comfort for farmers

Authority seeks additional time for LMI contract

Robbery disturbs neighbors

Lawyers advised to confer

Elie savors sights on a well-traveled road

Spurs going for record

Well-traveled Jackson finds niche in San Antonio

Walker readies for prep school route

Camby, Sprewell deny rift with Van Gundy

Winds of change: Hurricane turns Ducan to basketball

Mr. Martinis Henderson
GASTON, S.C. -- Mr. Martinis ``Monty'' Henderson, 24, of 712 Woodtrail Drive, died Sunday.

Mr. J.A. Widener
MONTMORENCI -- Mr. J.A. Widener, 70, of 120 Laura Lane, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Mamie Childs
AIKEN -- Mrs. Mamie Childs, 81, of 908 Abbeville Ave., N.W., died Monday, June 14, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Edna Rowe
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mrs. Edna Lorine Roe Rowe, 75, of Route 4 Lexington Highway, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia.

Mr. C.A. Amerson
Mr. C.A. Amerson, 82, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home.

Mr. Willie Rollins Jr.
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Willie T. ``Bill'' Rollins, 69, 115 E. Eighth St., died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Thelma Estes
AIKEN -- Mrs. Thelma H. Estes, 77, of 252 E. Boundary, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. L. Vince Ruczko
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. L. Vince Ruczko, 67, of 1006 Holiday Drive, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Allen Green
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Allen W. Green, 54, of 132 Hammond Place Circle, died Sunday, June 13, 1999, in Savannah.

Mr. Ray Cooks III
BELVEDERE -- Mr. Ray Cooks III, 26, of 640 Fairview Ave., died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Connie Lee
Mrs. Connie Rivers Lee, 82, of 4275 Owens Road, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Kamil Kaines
MILLEN, Ga. -- Kamil K. Kaines, 14, of 4706 James St., died Saturday, June 12, 1999, at Jenkins County Hospital.

Mrs. Maggie Jenkins
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Mrs. Maggie White Jenkins, 95, of 2126 Success St., died Friday, June 11, 1999.

Mrs. Lisa Stone
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Mrs. Lisa Lynn Miller Stone, 27, of 364 Key Road, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, in Augusta.

Mr. Nathaniel Oglesby
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Nathaniel Oglesby, 97, of 411 West St., died Friday, June 11, 1999, at Pulaski Nursing Home, Pulaski.

Mrs. Rose McKelton
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Rose B. McKelton, 87, of 401 E. Seventh St., died Saturday, June 12, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Mary McLaughlin
GRANITEVILLE -- Mrs. Mary Sue Cook McLaughlin, 78, of 112 Trolley Line Road, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center, Aiken.

Mrs. Beatrice Smith
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Beatrice Hall Smith, 82, of 408 Yazoo St., died Friday, June 11, 1999, at Glendale Nursing Home, Wadley.

Mrs. Edith Banks
HEPHZIBAH -- Mrs. Edith L. Banks, of 2539 Cross Creek Road, died Saturday, June 12, 1999, at the University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Jack Landers
Mr. Jack Dempsey Landers, 73, of 4004 Tallman Drive, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Eloise Moore
Mrs. Eloise Roberts Moore, 65, of 601 Albany Ave., died Sunday, June 13, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. George Dyers Jr.
HEPHZIBAH -- Mr. George Dyers Jr., 30, of 3558 Windemere Drive, died Friday, June 11, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Frances Davis
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Frances B. Davis, 81, of 406 East Main St., died Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Thomas Tanksley Jr.
Mr. Thomas Tanksley Jr., 74, died Sunday, June 13, 1999, at Blair House Nursing Center.

Mrs. Betty King
Mrs. Betty L. King, 59, of Augusta, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mrs. Carolyn Wallace
CLEARWATER -- Mrs. Carolyn Mikell Wallace, 58, of 5 Pine St., died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Bessie Schumpert
WILLISTON, S.C. -- Mrs. Bessie Hall Schumpert, 82, of Noble Street, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. William Wiggins Jr.
Mr. William Terrell Wiggins Jr., retired vice president and general manager of Dixie Clay Co., died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at National Healthcare, North Augusta. He was 90.

Mr. Louis Grady III
WILLISTON, S.C. -- Mr. Louis D. ``Jimmy'' Grady, 57, of Farrell Street, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

Mr. Alton Cooper
HILTONIA, Ga. -- Mr. Alton Hubert Vernard Cooper, 25, of 148 Fourth Ave., died Monday, June 14, 1999, at his residence.

Ms. Sandria Griner
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Ms. Sandria Maria Griner, 24, died Sunday, June 13, 1999.

Mr. George Finley Jr.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Mr. George Henry Finley Jr., 63, of 581 Macon Place, died Thursday, June 10, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Leroy Youmans
NEWARK, N.J. -- Mr. Leroy Youmans, 81, died Thursday, June 10, 1999, at Beth Israel Hospital.

Mr. William Fulbright Jr.
BARNWELL, S.C. -- Mr. William Jones Fulbright Jr., of 187 Heathwood Drive, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Anthony Williams
Mr. Anthony D. ``Snoop'' Williams, 25, of 714 E. Buller St., died Saturday, June 12, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Kathleen Norton
LAKE CITY, S.C. -- Mrs. Kathleen Stone Norton, 67, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999.

Mr. W.H. Culpepper
Mr. W.H. ``Pep'' Culpepper, 73, of 2922 Abelia Drive, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Elmira Madeline Edson
Mrs. Elmira Madeline Edson, 74, of Martinez, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Thomas Tanksley Jr.

Mr. Jack Landers

Mr. Nathaniel Oglesby

Mr. Louis Grady III

Mr. L. Vince Ruczko

Mr. J.A. Widener

Mrs. Kathleen Norton

Mr. C.A. Amerson

Mrs. Thelma Estes

Mrs. Mamie Childs

Mrs. Edith Banks

Ms. Sandria Griner

Mrs. Beatrice Smith

Mr. Alton Cooper

Mr. William Fulbright Jr.

Mr. Martinis Henderson

Mr. George Finley Jr.

Mrs. Frances Davis

Mrs. Elmira Madeline Edson

Mrs. Maggie Jenkins

Kamil Kaines

Mr. Leroy Youmans

Mr. Anthony Williams

Mrs. Eloise Moore

Mrs. Betty King

Mrs. Mary McLaughlin

Mrs. Connie Lee

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Reform Judaism a living, growing religion embracing the traditional, modern
MONA CHAREN'S column of June 7, 1999 ``Judaism looking more like the Democratic Party'' was full of misconceptions and half-truths that I feel compelled to address. Obviously, Ms. Charen has not set foot in a modern Reform Jewish congregation in a number of years -- and has based her article on outdated ideas and surveys which we in the Reform movement have long since discarded.

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Reform Judaism a living, growing religion embracing the traditional, modern
MONA CHAREN'S column of June 7, 1999 ``Judaism looking more like the Democratic Party'' was full of misconceptions and half-truths that I feel compelled to address. Obviously, Ms. Charen has not set foot in a modern Reform Jewish congregation in a number of years -- and has based her article on outdated ideas and surveys which we in the Reform movement have long since discarded.

Overtime: Williams twins fighting flu

Falcons not overly concerned about absence of Anderson and Williams

U.S. Olympic Cup a chance for a backyard whuppin'

Money essential on circuit

Hingis vows no more tantrums

Overtime: Georgia 2nd to Stanford in Sears Cup

Brazilians bring same style, if not same credentials, as men

Camp combines athletics, academics

World cup notebook: Referees pass the test

Greene sets 100-meter record

Walker readies for prep school route

Falcons sign third round draft choice

BASS may return to Thurmond

A World Cup beckons, and Akers pushes on

Belgian scare compounds Coke's headaches abroad
ATLANTA -- With struggling foreign economies already hurting sales and its bottom line, Coca-Cola had enough headaches overseas before its soft drinks were linked to the hospitalization of dozens of people in Belgium.

Divix finds home next to Betamax
The museum of failed consumer products is filled with exhibits such as the Betamax videocassette player, the eight-track tape and New Coke. Now there's Divx video-rental technology.

Internet usage rebounds in May
Internet usage in the United States appears to have picked up again in May after an April decline that worried many Internet stock analysts, according to data released this week by Nielsen/NetRatings Inc.

Sewage spilled during Y2K test
LOS ANGELES -- A water reclamation plant malfunctioned during a Y2K test and spilled 4 million gallons of sewage into a San Fernando Valley park.

Microsoft intensifies campaign to solicit consumers' trial opinions
WASHINGTON -- The Microsoft Corp. has discreetly added a message to the Internet site visited by millions of people who use its Windows software urging them to write to Congress about the government's antitrust case.

Infectious diseases targeted
WASHINGTON -- Some 1,500 people, mostly children and working-age adults, will die in the next hour from infectious diseases, many that could be prevented for less than the cost of a few bottles of aspirin, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Dogs to head for the workplace on appreciation day

Beauty in botulism?

In the know

Microsoft intensifies campaign to solicit consumers' trial opinions

Fossil of oldest beaked bird discovered

Study: Chimpanzees have 'culture'

Divix pulls plug on video disk format

Study: AIDS and breast cancer get high NIH funding

Belgian scare compounds Coke's headaches abroad

Infectious diseases targeted