Strawberry to return in August

Millwood stellar against Astros

Jackets fall in embarassing loss to Crocs

Cavs will take Boston's first round draft pick

Jackets drop again to Crocs

Even Smoltz still unsure about tender right elbow

Braves notebook: Chipper looking for answers

Braves topple Diamondbacks

Braves notebook: Simon, Hunter injuries not serious

Estate tax hits more people
Estate taxes aren't just for the rich anymore, financial planners warn.

Hallmark adds 99-cent cards

Additional business news
Stocks end week of continuous gains . . . Suit filed against First Union . . . Fewer homeowners fall behind . . . AP stock hot line upgraded . . . Wheeler Road realty offices open

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.

Chamber meetings to exchange ideas

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.

American utility sold to foreign company
SALT LAKE CITY -- Shareholders of PacifiCorp have approved a $7.9 billion takeover by ScottishPower in what would be the first foreign purchase of an American utility.

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.

Estate tax hits more people

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.

American utility sold to foreign company

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

Chamber meetings to exchange ideas
The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce will meet with officials from Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties during the next few months to discuss promotion strategies for the communities.

Debt cost may see increase

Winnebago stock on a roll
That boxy Winnebago motor home you pass during this summer's vacation might be just lumbering along, but keep this in mind: The stock of Winnebago Industries Inc. is moving like a rocket.

Additional business news

Hallmark adds 99-cent cards
NEW YORK -- This Father's Day, if you care enough to send the very best, you can do it for under a buck.

Goodwill opens new store

Winnebago stock on a roll

Southeast shows warning signs

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.

Location on Web

SCANA project on track

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.

A look at the 20th Century: 1946
While the world worked in 1946 to recover from the ravages of World War II, returning U.S. servicemen faced labor strikes at home and Augusta dominated Georgia politics.

Hits group for home school prejudice

Voices support for `The Boondocks'

Waves the flag; rips `Boondocks'

Urges police to update procedures

Mickelson ties for lead, awaits special delivery

Don't take a vacation from faith
Monday marks the first day of summer, a time we take a rest or break from hectic, sometimes static-

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.

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.

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.

Faith Digest
The Rev. Otis Moss III is getting some company in the Tabernacle Baptist Church pulpit for Father's Day. He'll be joined by his father, Dr. Otis Moss Jr., for a joint sermon at 10:40 a.m. at the church, 1223 Laney-Walker Blvd.

Pastor long ago put faith ahead of finances
As a chief financial officer, David Hunter was practiced at reading financial signs.

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.

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.

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.

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.''

World changers
The crowded houses on Mill, Conklin, Clay and nearby streets can seem intimidating at first glance.

Georgia Games will feature unusual sports
Joe Cartledge rustles through the dense woods lining the disc golf course at North Augusta's Riverview Park, his playing partners patiently helping him in his search.

Family takes stab at fencing
For some time, fencing was little more than a fleeting memory for Joseph Cohen and stories about the sport he told to his two sons.

Mickelson gains share of lead

Open notes: Nicklaus struggles with early tee time

Olazabal out with angry punch

Tiger showing same game, new attitude

Course caters to erratic Daly

Duval heats up despite burns

Open notes: Pairings split Woods, Duval

'Ice Man' Duval earns reputation

Stars shine through clouds

Leaders fighting tough course

First group tees off under dark, dreary skies

Atlanta signs quality goalie

Now playing in Dallas: The Ken Hitchcock Show

Sabres steaming after broken ankle sidelines

Don't take a vacation from faith

World changers

City Lights Festival shines in Commerce

Rock star using music to help cancer sufferer

Faith Digest

Mustang lovers showing off their rides

Pastor long ago put faith ahead of finances

Trees shortchanged during area droughts

Some mosses can be used as decorations

Serenity gardening

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.

No turnout for election reform

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.

Soldier show a labor of love

Private schools like uniforms

Savannah considers water taxis

GOP candidates file for House seat

Jewelry vendor faces risks to sell precious stones

Robbery disturbs neighbors

Head-on collision kills woman

FBI probes tie to heist

Cleanup nearing $4 million

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

More have problems with tests

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.

Weekend events plentiful

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

More have problems with tests
ATLANTA -- The number of school districts in which half or fewer students passed the science section of the state graduation test on the first try jumped 50 percent this year, according to Department of Education figures.

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.

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.

Shop owners say lives important

Lottery industry opposes ad restrictions
ATLANTA -- Any attempt by the federal government to impose restrictions on lottery advertising in Georgia and 36 other states would be both unconstitutional and unnecessary, a spokesman for the lottery industry said Friday.

Jewel robbers still at large

Savannah considers water taxis
SAVANNAH -- County officials may rely on water taxis when the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center opens in March -- but the ferries should be close behind.

Uniform vote

Brunswick fans to see Falcons on TV
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- When the Atlanta Falcons were soaring to the Super Bowl last year, Brunswick cable TV subscribers missed most of their regular season games.

TV show touts criminal goofs

Teen eyes reduced sentence
AIKEN -- Shayna Lively, a Georgia teen-ager who says she's remorseful for killing three people in a wreck after a night of drinking and drugs, has filed a motion in Circuit Court to reduce her sentence.

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.

Statutory rapist gets three years
An Augusta man who admitted to having sexual relations with a teen-age girl he met through an Internet chat room received a split prison-probation sentence Friday.

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.

Cleanup nearing $4 million
Georgia Power Co.'s cleanup of a former industrial site along the canal in downtown Augusta is approaching $4 million in costs but should be completed by late summer.

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.

End-of-spring cleaning
Dustin Studdard, 8, sweeps by his grandparents' yard in North Augusta as neighbor John Godwin sweeps his driveway.

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.

Area briefs: 3 men arrested on drug charges
An extensive investigation into drug deals at an Aiken home has led to the arrest of three men.

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.

Soldier show a labor of love
Like a swarm of giant ants, about 20 young men and women clad in black uniforms and yellow hard hats clambered over a metal lighting rig on the stage Friday morning at Fort Gordon's Alexander Hall.

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.

Head-on collision kills woman
An Appling woman was killed in a midafternoon accident in a rural area of Columbia County on Friday.

Funding closer for Bush Field

Courthouse a reflection of county

Authority seeks additional time for LMI contract

Police tie robbers to cartel

Motorist escapes bandits

Robbers receive life in Masters Week case

Parents sent to prison in cruelty to child case

Florida crime ring suspected

Anatomy of the Augusta Mall jewelry heist

Parents sent to prison in cruelty to child case

Patient files suit against Aiken doctor

FBI probes tie to heist
FBI agents and local police are investigating a possible connection to Augusta's jewelry heist: an Atlanta mall robbery two months ago and a suspected gang of jewelry thieves in south Florida.

Fatherless families have more social ills

GOP candidates file for House seat
AIKEN -- There were no surprises Friday when candidates had their first opportunity to file for the House seat left vacant by the death of Republican Rep. Rudy Mason midway through his third term in office.

Local child psychologist enters not guilty plea

Weekend events plentiful
AIKEN -- From the celebration of ripening fruit to honoring dear old Dad, this weekend offers at least three opportunities for good times right in our own back yards. Throw in a celebration of Juneteenth, called by many African-American Independence Day, and festival-goers can participate in a whole weekend of good food and entertainment.

State officials push inter-rail proposal

Break in case possible
Law enforcement officials said Friday that they have suspects in the year-old murder investigation of Sam's Club Manager David Holt.

Lawyers put rule on hold

Jewelry crime rings use complex methods
Jewelers have fallen victim to robbery for some time, and some of those crime rings that target them are surprisingly sophisticated, according to police.

On the line

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.

Markers to receive restoration

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.

Humorist entertains at benefit

Teen eyes reduced sentence

Merchant: Heist `a wake-up call'

Jewelry heist suspects sought

Counties say water bans to remain in place

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

High tech disruptions lie ahead

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Mall incidents

Jewelry crime rings use complex methods

Lottery industry opposes ad restrictions

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.

Area briefs: 3 men arrested on drug charges

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.

A look at the 20th Century: 1946

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.

Statutory rapist gets three years

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.

Break in case possible

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.

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.

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.

Jewelry vendor faces risks to sell precious stones
For three weeks Emery Petroczky, a traveling salesman for New York jeweler Mark Patterson, has been on the road. Everywhere he goes, he takes his suitcase of gold and precious stones with him.

End-of-spring cleaning

Report finds state hospitals in debt
ATLANTA -- A new report suggests local hospitals annually contribute $2 billion to the economy of Augusta, $1.4 billion to Savannah, $655 million to Athens and $26 billion statewide.

Report finds state hospitals in debt

Camby, Sprewell deny rift with Van Gundy

Hawks set up speedy draft picks

Walker readies for prep school route

Spurs going for record

Spurs attack cold Knicks

Well-traveled Jackson finds niche in San Antonio

Cavs will take Boston's first round draft pick

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

Mr. Kennedy Heggs
DAVISBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Kennedy ``Kent'' Heggs, 29, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

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

Mrs. Susie Edgar
Mrs. Susie A. Edgar, 44, of 3812 Hollow Keg Drive, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999.

Mrs. Mary Tillman
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Mary Lee Tillman, 57, of 3442 Georgia Highway 242, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at Sparta Health Care.

Mrs. Mary Collins
ATLANTA -- Mrs. Mary L. Collins died Wednesday, June 16, 1999.

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

Mr. Earl Cockrell
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mr. Earl ``Red'' Cockrell, 70, of 212 S. Jennings St., died Friday, June 18, 1999, at his residence.

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. Joseph Seigler
McCORMICK, S.C. -- Mr. Joseph Charles Seigler, 70, of Route 2 Box 68A White Tower Road, died Friday, June 18, 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.

Mrs. Bernice Stephens
TAMPA, Fla. -- Mrs. Bernice Harmon Stephens, 57, of 430 Hernandez Court, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999.

Mr. Dan Haynes
Survivors include his wife, Mother Izolar Haynes; three sons, Francis Haynes, Nixville, Daniel Haynes, Islandton,

Mr. Moses MaGruder Sr.
Mr. Moses MaGruder Sr., of 2707 Vernon Drive, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at University Hospital.

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. Gwendolyn Lane
WRENS, Ga. -- Mrs. Gwendolyn McCoy Lane, 51, of 104 Allie Road, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at Jefferson Hospital.

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

Mr. Ed Smith Jr.
FAIRFAX, S.C. -- Mr. Ed D. Smith Jr., 74, died Friday, June 18, 1999, at Allendale County Hospital.

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

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

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

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

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

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. Burke Berry
DILLON, S.C. -- Mr. Burke Berry, 64, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at St. Eugene Medical Center.

Mrs. Mary Higdon
GREENSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Mary Tallulah Avrett Higdon, 84, of 301 W. Greene St., died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at Columbia-Dunwoody Medical Center.

Mr. Raymond Waitt
Mr. Raymond D. ``Ray'' Waitt, 94, died Friday, June 18, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Louise Smith
FITZGERALD, Ga. -- Mrs. Louise W. Smith, 82, died Thursday, June 17, 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.

Mr. Thomas Harrison
Mr. Thomas Bernard Harrison, retired assistant fire chief for the Augusta Fire Department, of 2410 Ponderosa Drive, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at University Hospital. He was 79.

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

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

Mrs. Maxene Robertson
PARKSVILLE, S.C. -- Mrs. Maxene Hanson Robertson, 75, of 101 Sandy Landing Road, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Leonard V. Ruczko

Mr. Raymond Waitt

Mrs. Mary Higdon

Mr. William Fulbright Jr.

Mr. Moses MaGruder Sr.

Mrs. Kathleen Norton

Mr. Dan Haynes

Mr. George Finley Jr.

Mr. Earl Cockrell

Mr. Nathaniel Oglesby

Mr. Thomas Tanksley Jr.

Mrs. Connie Lee

Mrs. Louise Smith

Mr. Alton Cooper

Mrs. Susie Edgar

Mrs. Thelma Estes

Mrs. Mary Collins

Kamil Kaines

Mr. Ed Smith Jr.

Mr. Jack Landers

Mr. Burke Berry

Mr. Anthony Williams

Mr. L. Vince Ruczko

Mrs. Bernice Stephens

Mr. Joseph Seigler

Mrs. Beatrice Smith

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Voices support for `The Boondocks'
Unlike scores of other readers, I am not writing to complain about ``The Boondocks.'' I rather enjoy it. K. Carter, Augusta

Urges police to update procedures
I want to know why law enforcement officials do not appear to be pro-active in improving current outdated procedures that have outlived their usefulness in society. W.C. Paschal, Augusta

Hits group for home school prejudice
I would like to tell you about a special young lady that I am very proud of. Her name is Bobbie Jo Wilder and she is my niece. She is a 1999 graduate, an active member of her church and sings with the Augusta Choral Society. Lorry J. Sightler, Graniteville

A `uniform' victory
Six School Board members did right by Richmond County parents in turning back an effort by four of their number to water down Superintendent Dr. Charles Larke's proposal for mandatory uniforms at elementary and middle schools next fall.

Wit, satire miss in controversial new comic
HUEY AND RILEY Freeman, residents of ``The Boondocks,'' a comic strip by Aaron McGruder and carried in The Chronicle, were perfectly happy on the south side of Chicago. The move to comfortable, well-off Westwood was their Granddad's idea.

Gore's history rewrite
During the nearly 70-year reign of the Soviet Union's evil empire, Communist propagandists would rewrite history to fit their rulers' ideological predilections. Of course, it was said nothing like that could ever happen in our nation with its commitment to historical truth and academic accuracy.

Laments the changes of the times
I have about reached my limit of hearing why the children of today are so violent, why they can't be controlled, and why society is so disturbed by all of the senseless shootings that are occurring. Kenneth Pittard, Thomson

Waves the flag; rips `Boondocks'
How disappointing to not see one mention in the June 14 issue about Flag Day. Could you include an editorial or appropriate cartoon displaying our glorious flag and even mention this after-the-fact? Jeanne Marsh, Augusta

Opposes uniforms for school children
I am opposed to children of any age wearing school uniforms. It is so dreary to see elementary school children dressed in navy blue and white uniforms day in and day out. Tracy Gillette, Augusta

Overtime: Florida State plays Miami for title today

Spanish team going to Tour de France with banned director

Marlin breaks pole drought

Overtime: Williams twins fighting flu

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

Sion, Turin favored for 2006 Winter Games

Family takes stab at fencing

Gadapee looking to improve on stellar '98 season

Popularity soaring for US soccer

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

BASS may return to Thurmond

World cup notebook: Referees pass the test

Georgia Games will feature unusual sports

Falcons not overly concerned about absence of Anderson and Williams

Walker readies for prep school route

Tyson advisor say Foreman fight is not in plans

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.

Congressional investigators hit pricey B-2 bomber
WASHINGTON -- The B-2 ``stealth'' bomber is hobbled by significant flaws that include a short lifespan for the stealthy materials that give the plane its name, congressional investigators say, though the bomber's fans say its combat debut in Kosovo was a huge success.

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.

Giant panda stabilizes, still severely ill
WASHINGTON -- He's eating, he's been outside and active, but there's no way of knowing how long giant panda Hsing-Hsing's improved health will continue.

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.

Knees injuries can be reduced
WASHINGTON -- It took just one wrong jump, and women's basketball star Rebecca Lobo was on the floor in agony, yet another victim of a torn knee ligament called the ACL.

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.

Despite health scare, Coke remains the real thing for some in Europe
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Supermarkets began restocking some Coca-Cola Co. brands Friday, but shelves were devoid of ``the real thing'' -- Coke itself -- which has been banned by the Belgian government since Monday.

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.

Human-animal hybrid patent rejected
WASHINGTON -- An application rejected by the U.S. Patent Office and destined to end up in the courts may force the federal government to address a perplexing question: What is a human being?

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.

Human-animal hybrid patent rejected

Belgian scare compounds Coke's headaches abroad

Knees injuries can be reduced

Despite health scare, Coke remains the real thing for some in Europe

Congressional investigators hit pricey B-2 bomber

Microsoft intensifies campaign to solicit consumers' trial opinions

Infectious diseases targeted