Braves notebook: Braves have unenviable task of facing Arizona's Big Unit

GreenJackets notes: Highs, lows aplenty in first half of season

GreenJackets' losing ways continue

Jackets Trivia

Jackets can't hold lead, fall to Crocs

Smoltz learning to pitch pain-free

Diamondbacks rattle Braves

`Kerrymania' on hold as Wood recuperates

Major league notebook

Braves bounce back

Blue chips keeping image as choice picks
NEW YORK -- Until they became the stars of the stock market in the second half of the 1990s, blue-chip growth stocks and the mutual funds that invest in them suffered from a stodgy image.

Business briefs: Paint company wins safety award
Coating Systems Inc., an industrial painting and coating contracting company with headquarters in Savannah and a branch office in Augusta, has been awarded the 1998 Savannah Safety Award by the Savannah Manufacturers Council.

Small steps spell big savings

A few reasons not to day-trade

A few reasons not to day-trade
NEW YORK -- Tales of the swashbuckling world of Internet day-trading in stocks can be a real test of faith for any old-fashioned investor in mutual funds.

Georgia outpaces nation in women-owned business

Blue chips keeping image as choice picks

Georgia outpaces nation in women-owned business
ATLANTA -- Five years ago, Angela Davis took control of her life. At age 30 she decided to start her own institutional hardware and industrial supply distributing company -- an area of industry run almost entirely by men.

Small steps spell big savings
Americans are a tricky lot, especially when it comes to their finances. It's undeniable: the $20 bill discovered in a pair of freshly washed jeans; a hefty refund check at the end of tax season; the jar of loose change that -- once meticulously rolled -- becomes a wad of cash.

Business briefs: Paint company wins safety award

Urban legendsadd mystiqueto Harris house
Old legends die hard. When she leads tours of Ezekiel Harris Historic House, Cherie Prickett nearly always fields questions based on wrong information about Augusta's secondoldest building.

Educator laid foundation for county schools
Of the men who have distinguished themselves serving Columbia County, the name of John Pierce Blanchard is prominent.

Kennedy shooting tops poll
The Augusta Chronicle received hundreds of responses when we asked readers to rank the top world and national news stories of the 20th century.

Restoring U.S. sovereignty

Stewart leading U.S. Open

Another close call for Mickelson

Open could return to Pinehurst No. 2

Wants existing gun laws enforced

Supports anti-abortion legislation

Address nuke control

Hits Clyde Wells; likes Rick McKee

Video poker: No deal!

Secret clique targets Internet

Payne putts to victory

Likes cartoonist's fun with Bushes

Seeks end to sportscasters' excuses

Seeks change in TV guide listings

Raps our stand on AARP agenda.

Clicker's promise delivers
Dorothy clicked her heels three times and only went back to Kansas. Wearers of the new Victoria's Secret bra can click three times and go to the moon.

Dad's ugliest ties
Like generations of fathers before them, dads across the country are opening presents in long, skinny boxes today. Ties are a traditional Father's Day gift. And maybe the fact that a tie was selected and presented by a child is what keeps a dad from tossing it years after it has gone out of style.

In the know
The Fox network brings two of its animated sitcoms back to Sunday night. Hank and the gang return at 7:30 on King of the Hill, and cartoonist Matt Groening's sci-fi satire Futurama claims the post-Simpsons slot at 8:30. (WFXG, Channel 54).

The new face of Berlin
BERLIN -- We're surrounded. We stand on an observation deck above the Potsdamer Platz, once among the livelies

Arts Council honors artists and supporters
ARTS COUNCIL HONORS -- The Greater Augusta Arts Council doled out its annual awards Tuesday honoring local artists, arts professionals, corporate sponsors, volunteers and media.

U.S. Open notebook: Daily blasts Open

Perhaps course should be called Pinehurts

Experience pays off for Stewart

Weather makes play difficult

Stricker's improbable shots

Stewart wins his second U.S. Open

Stewart in control at Open

Woods played consistent golf

Janzen can't defend again

Top 8 players qualify for Masters

U.S. Open notes

Stars win Stanley Cup in OT

For Sabres, this Cup is filled with bitterness

Stars bring Stanley Cup to Dallas

Sabres argue winning goal was illegal

For Hulls, Stanley Cup is all in the family

Stanley Cup notebook

Arts Council honors artists and supporters

In the know

Clicker's promise delivers

Dad's ugliest ties

The new face of Berlin

Peach festival a sweet affair
TRENTON, S.C. -- Sanford Satcher won't remember his first Ridge Peach Festival. Saturday was the first real outing ever for 12-day-old Sanford, who slept right through a raucous Blues Brothers performance with the competing wail of karaoke country coming from the other side of Trenton Park.

Teen-ager awakens to water
A bubbling noise awakened Tara Mills early Saturday, prompting the 15-year-old to jump out of bed onto sludge and water-soaked carpet.

State has sweet pensions, despite bid to curb them

Police charge man in weekend slaying

Life gives dads reason to celebrate

Rain may not have come in time

Educator laid foundation for county schools

Across the area
Police in Aiken search for robbers ... Memorial planned for teacher ... Gorilla patriarch marks birthday ... Coin may net $3,500 at auction

Students gather at party

Principal leads school's close-knit students
The halls are empty now. The classrooms are quiet. Dan Funsch has seen another graduating class through the doors of the Alleluia Community School and into the world. Unlike most high school principals, he expects to see every one of them again.

Conduct code to tighten
Columbia County school officials are tightening up the code of conduct for the county's students.

State has sweet pensions, despite bid to curb them
Despite efforts to curtail the practice, Georgia officials continue to award sweet retirement benefits to a lucky few who got government jobs before 1972 and qualify for a benefit called ``involuntary separation'' if they are fired.

Barnes pushing diversity
ATLANTA -- In some ways, Marjorie Harris Young looked like dozens of bureaucrats before her as she was sworn in at the Capitol last week to head Georgia's massive personnel agency.

Miller becomes fourth former governor to collect pension
One of Zell Miller's final acts as Georgia governor last year was to apply for a state pension which in March began paying him a comfortable $76,100 a year.

Students gather at party
The lyrics of local rapper Vertez Bennings were among the positive messages heard throughout the Augusta Garden Center on Saturday as part of Mayor Bob Young's School's Out Party.

Flood puts damper on birthday
Tara Mills won't be spending her 16th birthday the way she had hoped.

Meeting planned on shoreline issue
A plan to revise Thurmond Lake's controversial shoreline management plan a year earlier than scheduled will begin with a 7 p.m. town hall meeting Monday in Columbia County.

Crews gather footage for Fort Gordon
Billy Cheney has a job cut out for him. While sitting in Augusta, he has to paint a picture of Fort Hood, Texas. But his set of brushes and paints are a little different. Mr. Cheney has recorded music, moving images and several thousand dollars of video editing equipment to work with.

Conduct code to tighten

Families gather for fathers
AIKEN -- Between the rhythmic beat of gospel singers at a Father's Day program Sunday, Pastor Tyrone Myles stepped up to the microphone with a blunt message.

Across the area

Pipe repairs take longer than thought
Odd-even outdoor watering restrictions imposed throughout Augusta during the weekend will remain longer than authorities initially predicted, city officials said Sunday.

Across the area
Man found dead of gunshot wound ... Aiken man drowns in lake ... County rejects prison funding

Augusta to float water proposal
Plan returns water to river

Flood puts damper on birthday

Police charge man in weekend slaying
A McDuffie County man wanted in the weekend shooting of a Thomson man surrendered to authorities Sunday after Warren County law enforcement officials obtained a warrant for his arrest.

'Father' not equal to 'daddy'
My 5-year-old son still wrestles with the concept of similar things having more than one name. Today's Father's Day offers an example.

Rain may not have come in time
Three inches of rain brought Montmorenci farmer Jimmie Scott hope for a late-summer corn crop. Even so, three days and nights of soaking rain that revived most lawns and gave backyard gardeners reason to grin did nothing to undo agricultural damage already done, said state climatologist Mike Helfert.

Star player dies when car wrecks
BLACKVILLE, S.C. -- He was that rare player some high school coaches never see except in their dreams, the kind fans remember for years.

Barnes aide fills two roles
ATLANTA -- In Bobby Kahn's first six months as Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes' chief of staff, the Savannah native has had two jobs.

Disposal panel may alter rules
Former U.S. Rep. Butler Derrick views his appointment as the head of Gov. Jim Hodges' Nuclear Waste Task Force as serious business.

Across the area

Burst pipe brings back limits
Countywide odd-even outdoor water restrictions are in effect after the largest pipe line in the Augusta water system ruptured early Saturday.

Barnes pushing diversity

Barnes aide fills two roles

Augusta to float water proposal

Dry weather threatens again
Carl Hall noticed something peculiar in the Savannah River this spring.Striped bass, which congregate at the wavering line where fresh and saltwater mingle near Port Wentworth, Ga., weren't in their usual locations.

Families gather for fathers

Urban legendsadd mystiqueto Harris house

Pipe repairs take longer than thought

Crews gather footage for Fort Gordon

Meeting planned on shoreline issue

More horsepower

'Father' not equal to 'daddy'

Celebrating good news

Peach festival a sweet affair

Celebrating good news
Ron Norwood plays the saxophone during the Augusta Juneteenth Festival at the Eighth Street Plaza on Saturday afternoon.

Disposal panel may alter rules

Life gives dads reason to celebrate
Mel Cecchine and Donald Forsmark have little in common. But today they will share a gift -- the gift of life.

More horsepower
Tony Daves and his daughter Alesha, 9, dust off his 1966 Mustang at the Southern National Mustang Celebration at at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center Saturday afternoon.

Kennedy shooting tops poll

Burst pipe brings back limits

Star player dies when car wrecks

Dry weather threatens again

Principal leads school's close-knit students

Knicks ponder lineup changes

They got game on West 4th Street

NBA notes

Spurs fans looking for sweep

Robinson not bothered by Duncan's stardom

Mr. Isaac Robinson
Mr. Isaac Robinson, 78, of 1661 Floyd St., died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Darryl Williams
Mr. Darryl L. Williams, 37, of 214 Golden Way Road, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999.

Mr. Marion Johnson
ELGIN, S.C. -- Mr. Marion Teague Johnson, 76, died Saturday, June 19, 1999.

Mrs. Julia Easton
Mrs. Julia C. Easton, 81, of 2011 Autumn Chase, died Friday, June 18, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. James Knight Sr.
Mr. James Phillip Knight Sr., 80, of 3337 Oakridge Drive, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Nelle Golosky
HEPHZIBAH -- Mrs. Nelle Light Golosky, 86, of 3590 Windsor Spring Road, died Friday, June 18, 1999, at University Hospital.

Ms. Mary Stanley
Ms. Mary Ann Stanley, 64, of 122 Hickory Drive, Martinez, died Friday, June 18, 1999, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Mrs. Lorene Ferguson
WILLISTON, S.C. -- Mrs. Lorene Birt Morris Ferguson, 80, of U.S. Highway 278, died Friday, June 18, 1999, at Providence Hospital.

Mr. Steven Williams
BLACKVILLE, S.C. -- Mr. Steven Patrick Williams, 18, of Spanish Moss Lane, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, in Bamberg County.

Mr. Carl Cunningham
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- Mr. Carl Anthony Cunningham, 44, of 4341 Redan Road S.E., died Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at his residence.

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

Miss Agnes McGrath
McCORMICK, S.C. -- Miss Agnes Lucile McGrath, 86, of McCormick Avenue, died Friday, June 18, 1999, at Forest View Manor Retirement Home.

Ms. Danatryce Oakman
YONKERS, N.Y. -- Ms. Danatryce Oakman, 26, of 512 Warburton Ave., died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at St. John's Hospital.

Mr. John Glover
COLUMBIA -- Mr. John C. Glover, 85, died Friday, June 18, 1999, at Palmetto Baptist Medical Center.

Mrs. Judy Newman
Mrs. Judy Newman, 39, of 158 Pauline St., Appling, died Friday, June 18, 1999, in Columbia County.

Mrs. Sally Merchant
COLUMBIA -- Mrs. Sally B. Donaldson Merchant, 80, of Arbor Terrace, died Saturday, June 19, 1999.

Mrs. Mary Henderson
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Mary Ann Henderson, 48, of Route 1, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at Washington County Regional Medical Center.

Mr. David Diles
Mr. David DilesMr. David Wayne Diles, 39, of 1425 Walton Way, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Mettauer Newberry

Ms. Danatryce Oakman

Mrs. Nelle Golosky

Mrs. Judy Newman

Mrs. Mary Henderson

Mr. Carl Cunningham

Mr. Otis Walker III

Mrs. Edna Johnson

Mrs. Lorene Ferguson

Mr. Emory Burke

Miss Agnes McGrath

Mrs. Sally Merchant

Ms. Mary Stanley

Mr. Bill Rousakis

Mr. Marion Johnson

Mr. Willie Parrish

Mr. Jimmy Upson

Mr. John Glover

Mr. Isaac Robinson

Mr. James Knight Sr.

Mrs. Ella Didgeon

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Georgias' transportation plan on wrong route
GEORGIA'S RECENT effort to address sprawl via the creation of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority again applies another big government solution to a situation best managed via local governments and the land and real estate markets.

Asks when will enough be enough?
I have been a small business owner for 17 years and a homeowner for 23 years in Richmond County. I am on the Oversight Committee for our county and consider myself privileged and very excited about seeing the results of the one-cent sales tax going toward new construction and additions to existing schools. Pam Wilkins, Augusta

Supports anti-abortion legislation
Human life is a precious gift from God. Civilized society throughout history has realized its obligation to protect and cherish innocent life, particularly the most helpless. After the legalization of Christianity under Constantine, abortion and child exposure were deemed crimes. Jack Jackson, Sylvania

How to boost gun sales
Guess when firearms and ammunition sales soar the most, as well as new National Rifle Association memberships? It always happens when the president talks up new gun control laws or Congress votes on new restrictions, as it did last week.

Rejects writer's Hispanic concerns
Letter writer James Cline recently wrote of ``the Balkanization of the United States'' passing quickly from ``Jimmy Carter giving away the Panama Canal'' to ``Mexicans and South Americans flooding across our borders'' and ending with ``in 20 years or less southern California, Arizona, New Mexico and southern Texas will suffer the same fate as the Canal Zone.'' Actually these are very poor examples and, quite frankly, degrading to Hispanics.C. Barreras, Augusta

Answers writer on lock and dam
... Re William Wells' June 14 letter concerning The Chronicle's recent reporting on the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam: James N. Parker Jr., Savannah

Shares results of uniform research
In addition to the excellent points made in your recent editorial supporting uniforms, consider the results of 10 recent studies on the effect of school uniforms. Student benefits include enhanced self-image, improved academic indicator ratings and safer, more supportive learning environments. Susan Kinney, Waynesboro

Video poker: No deal!
The House-Senate conference committee compromise to decide the fate of South Carolina's video gambling industry is not a done deal. It's expected to sail through the Democrat Senate in the General Assembly's four-day wrapup session starting Tuesday, but it's by no means certain the GOP-controlled House can get a two-thirds majority.

Slams writer; fears `oppression'
Let me give letter writer Paul L. Cook an awakening to the facts in school shootings: David W. Nowakowski, Waynesboro

Restoring U.S. sovereignty
In a recent voice vote, the U.S. House of Representatives struck a blow against creeping globalism by giving Americans more control over their land.

Blasts Silver Bluff graduation rules
It was a pleasure to hear that someone could compliment the audience at their graduation (letter, June 13). The audience at Silver Bluff High School, mostly adults, did not show the respect to the rest of the families that the Midland Valley audience did. Congratulations to Principal Margaret Mullen and Midland Valley High School. D. Ricky Smith, Beech Island

Address nuke control
Department of Energy Secretary Bill Richardson harbors dreams of being the vice presidential pick if Al Gore gets the 2000 Democratic presidential nomination. But his long-term goal took a severe jolt when Bill Clinton's own presidential Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board ripped current DOE policies.

Raps our stand on AARP agenda.
I was disappointed in your edi-torial embrace of a one-sided and, therefore, flawed study of the American Association of Retired Persons' Public Policy Agenda by the National Taxpayers Union Foundation (``AARP's costly agenda,'' May 17). Betty Klein, Savannah

Likes cartoonist's fun with Bushes
Editorial cartoonist Rick McKee hit another home run with his humorous jab at President George Bush and his son, presidential hopeful Gov. George W. Bush of Texas. Frank Murphy, Aiken

Georgias' transportation plan on wrong route
GEORGIA'S RECENT effort to address sprawl via the creation of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority again applies another big government solution to a situation best managed via local governments and the land and real estate markets.

Hits Clyde Wells; likes Rick McKee
Last week's issue of the free entertainment paper in town featured The Chronicle's legendary former editorial cartoonist. As a longtime fan, I read the article to catch up on what Clyde Wells has been up to. Laurel Lynch, Grovetown

Seeks change in TV guide listings
It would be much easier to read and locate TV programs one desires to watch if The Chronicle's television guide would list stations numerically instead of alphabetically. Sarah R. Brown, Augusta

Secret clique targets Internet
What if a shadowy foreign clique, aided and abetted by the U.S. Commerce Department, forced Coca Cola to transfer its secret formula to them?

Describes unruly graduation ceremony
I was happy to read Margaret Mullen's June 12 letter in which she praised the students, parents and guests who attended Midland Valley High School's graduation ceremony. She wrote of how they conducted themselves with a high degree of dignity during the ceremony, and how each student's name was heard clearly. Julie Cox, Hephzibah

Wants existing gun laws enforced
I am writing in response to the efforts in Washington, D.C., and locally, for more gun control. The thoughts seem to be, ``Sue the gun manufacturers and then take away the guns. Then we can all live happily ever after.'' R.M. Griffin, Martinez

Seeks end to sportscasters' excuses
I beg you to print this for all of the Atlanta Braves fans (of which I have been one for many years) who are sick and tired of hearing all four of the Braves TV announcers making excuses for all of the errors they have been making this year. James L. Robinson, Gloverville

Pak goes wire-to-wire to win ShopRite LPGA Classic

Mullet madness

Terry Bowden resurfaces with ABC

Overtime: McEnroe tops Borg, faces Connors today

Overtime

Radcliffe to start in All-Star game

Labonte liking the flats

Governor taking firm role in football team talks

Local buzz: Avery, Cummings likely 1st-round NBA draft picks

Two an unlucky number for Burton

Ricks, Testino lead Classic

South Carolina produces one billion stripers

Study: Minority children more prone to developing adult-type diabetes
SAN DIEGO -- Hispanic and black children are apparently more prone to developing an adult form of diabetes that can lead to heart attacks, strokes, blindness and amputations if it's not diagnosed and treated early, researchers said Saturday.

Chirac blasts Americans on beef, urges world food-safety body
COLOGNE, Germany -- French President Jacques Chirac on Saturday accused the United States and Canada of ignoring public health concerns by attempting to overturn a European Union ban on beef from cattle treated with growth hormones.

Bloody Roar II a violent leap ahead from first game
As the full moon rises, a tortured soul howls at the sky, then turns from man to beast. It's the story of the werewolf, familiar to most late-night movie viewers. It's also the key to Bloody Roar II, a new fighting game from Hudson Soft for Sony's PlayStation

Food warning labels debated
WASHINGTON -- A group of consumer advocates wants labels required for genetically altered foods, continuing a biotechnology debate that has already swept across Europe.

Road rage cure available
So you're driving 10 mph over the speed limit but you slow down when a tailgater starts honking. Very passive-aggressive. Or, you speed up when someone tries to pass you. Classic competitive behavior.

Online fraud prevention tips offered
Q: I've been doing a lot of shopping online lately. How can I protect myself from fraud on the Internet?

Approach of millennium spurs interest in time capsules
CATONSVILLE, Md. -- When the call went out for the stuff of life, Irene Mundy answered with a new toothbrush, eye drops and a sheet of Barney the purple dinosaur stickers.

Potent pox plagues squirrels
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Squirrels riddled with crusty brown tumors -- some covering 90 percent of their body -- have been reported in eight Florida counties in a pox outbreak experts said is the worst since the 1970s.

Food warning labels debated

Online fraud prevention tips offered

Road rage cure available

Chirac blasts Americans on beef, urges world food-safety body

Approach of millennium spurs interest in time capsules

Potent pox plagues squirrels

Bloody Roar II a violent leap ahead from first game