Jackets fall in embarassing loss to Crocs

Maddux responds for Braves

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

Maddux responds for Braves

Millwood stellar against Astros

Rice coach says his thoughts are with Dierker

Braves notebook: Simon, Hunter injuries not serious

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

SCANA project on track

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.

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

Brown bags $30 million bond

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.

Additional business news

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.

Additional business news

Group to close local facility

Debt cost may see increase

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.

Goodwill opens new store

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.

Consumer prices stabilize, but Fed rate hike still feared

Japan's central bank cautious about economic recovery

Location on Web

Soaring stocks

Southeast shows warning signs

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.

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.

Pinehurst has field guessing

Love III feeling at home

First group tees off under dark, dreary skies

Duval heats up despite burns

Open memories resurface

Open notes: Nicklaus struggles with early tee time

Mickelson gains share of lead

Pinehurst No. 2 ready

Stars shine through clouds

What to look for at the U.S. Open

Course caters to erratic Daly

Have Sabres finally figured out Nieuwendyk?

Francis hired as Coyotes coach

Hitchcock facing game-time decisions on Hull, Hogue

Now playing in Dallas: The Ken Hitchcock Show

Mustang lovers showing off their rides

Serenity gardening

City Lights Festival shines in Commerce

Some mosses can be used as decorations

Trees shortchanged during area droughts

Rock star using music to help cancer sufferer

Gliding toward Games

Company to receive award fee

Humorist entertains at benefit

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.

Fatherless families have more social ills

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

State officials push inter-rail proposal

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.

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.

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.

Lawyers advised to confer

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.

Rain scant comfort for farmers

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

On the line

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Three teens charged in robbery ring

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

Groups seek more money for DHR

Counties say water bans to remain in place

Robbers receive life in Masters Week case

Anatomy of the Augusta Mall jewelry heist

Lawyers put rule on hold

Parents sent to prison in cruelty to child case

Markers to receive restoration

Funding closer for Bush Field

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.

High tech disruptions lie ahead

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.

Mall incidents

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.

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

House stirs memories of school

Jewelry heist suspects sought

2 arrests conclude manhunt

Jewel robbers still at large

Officials negotiate SRS land

Motorist escapes bandits

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.

Shop owners say lives important

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

Authority seeks additional time for LMI contract

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.

Robbery disturbs neighbors

Judge sends shooting case to grand jury

Police tie robbers to cartel

Downtown athletic club closes its doors

No turnout for election reform

Area briefs: Gay ambassador upsets Baptists

Courthouse a reflection of county

Redford to direct movie in Savannah

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.

Councilman will run for House seat

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.

Merchant: Heist `a wake-up call'

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.

Local child psychologist enters not guilty plea

Retailers stocking up on uniforms

Parents sent to prison in cruelty to child case

Florida crime ring suspected

Patient files suit against Aiken doctor

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.

Uniform vote

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.

Private schools like uniforms

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.

TV show touts criminal goofs

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.

Students win SRS adventure

Well-traveled Jackson finds niche in San Antonio

Spurs going for record

Walker readies for prep school route

Elie savors sights on a well-traveled road

Camby, Sprewell deny rift with Van Gundy

Winds of change: Hurricane turns Ducan to basketball

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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. Thelma Estes

Mrs. Mary McLaughlin

Kamil Kaines

Mr. C.A. Amerson

Mrs. Connie Lee

Mr. J.A. Widener

Mr. Martinis Henderson

Mr. Louis Grady III

Mrs. Frances Davis

Mrs. Mamie Childs

Mr. William Fulbright Jr.

Ms. Sandria Griner

Mr. Alton Cooper

Mrs. Maggie Jenkins

Mr. Anthony Williams

Mr. Leroy Youmans

Mrs. Elmira Madeline Edson

Mrs. Beatrice Smith

Mr. Jack Landers

Mr. Thomas Tanksley Jr.

Mrs. Eloise Moore

Mrs. Kathleen Norton

Mr. L. Vince Ruczko

Mr. George Finley Jr.

Mrs. Edith Banks

Mrs. Betty King

Mr. Nathaniel Oglesby

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.

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

Falcons sign third round draft choice

Overtime: Williams twins fighting flu

Walker readies for prep school route

A World Cup beckons, and Akers pushes on

Money essential on circuit

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

Hingis vows no more tantrums

BASS may return to Thurmond

Falcons not overly concerned about absence of Anderson and Williams

Greene sets 100-meter record

Camp combines athletics, academics

World cup notebook: Referees pass the test

Overtime: Georgia 2nd to Stanford in Sears Cup

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Beauty in botulism?

In the know

Dogs to head for the workplace on appreciation day

Fossil of oldest beaked bird discovered

Divix pulls plug on video disk format

Microsoft intensifies campaign to solicit consumers' trial opinions

Infectious diseases targeted

Belgian scare compounds Coke's headaches abroad

Study: Chimpanzees have 'culture'

Study: AIDS and breast cancer get high NIH funding

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