Braves notebook: With Perez ill, Chen gets the call

Mets fight back for win over Yanks

Error puts Braves on top

Miller overpowering in Jackets' win

Hank Aaron visits Negro Leagues Museum

Braves notebok

Miller, Norton becoming one of SAL's top tandems

Disappointing Chen fails Braves

TV station purchase completed

Delta tries to regain image
ATLANTA -- In other places, folks complain about the weather. In Atlanta, if it's not about traffic, the griping is probably about Delta Air Lines.

Montgomery Ward & Co. redesigning stores
WASHINGTON -- Just a few years ago, Montgomery Ward's idea of fashion included elastic-waisted pants and faux-wood entertainment centers.

Sunbelt Nissan to add dealership

Delta tries to regain image

Refinancing pays off

Fools forego IPO, for now
WASHINGTON -- ``Why buy a stock if it's not a lock? Why pay that price if you're just tossin' dice? Why take such risk? Tsk tsk tsk. These are the rules by which the game is won, Fool.''

Additional business news

Some banks low on pennies

Safe factory to add 25 jobs

Fools forego IPO, for now

Ex-ADM official gets jail time for price fixing

Montgomery Ward & Co. redesigning stores

Some banks low on pennies
WASHINGTON -- It seems like pennies are everywhere -- sock drawers, coffee cans, bottoms of purses -- but not in cash registers and banks, where they are needed desperately.

Refinancing pays off
Troy and Kristine McGahee spent $3,000 refinancing their Evans home earlier this year. It was money well spent considering they will have saved $122,000 in interest by the time the home is paid off in 2013.

Ex-ADM official gets jail time for price fixing
CHICAGO -- A former Archer Daniels Midland Co. executive who secretly recorded his colleagues conspiring to fix prices was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison Friday for his participation in the scheme.

Complain if health plan doesn't cover drugs
Q: My health insurance plan will no longer pay for my prescription drug. What should I do?

Safe factory to add 25 jobs
The company that purchased the NKL Industries/Allied Gary Safe Co. plant in Waynesboro, Ga., earlier this year said it will add 25 jobs by Aug. 1.

Investors don't need to predict Fed's next move
NEW YORK -- Now that the Federal Reserve has tightened credit conditions, mutual-fund investors may worry that they need to hurry up and change their strategies somehow.

Additional business news
Dow ends week with record high . . . Disney merging TV production . . . Baseball manager favorite boss . . . Allstate buys American Heritage

Investors don't need to predict Fed's next move

TV station purchase completed
Fisher Companies Inc. has completed its purchase of the broadcasting assets of Retlaw Enterprises, including local television station Fox affiliate WFXG-TV (Channel 54).

Sunbelt Nissan to add dealership
Sunbelt Nissan announced that it will build its third area dealership and its first in the West Augusta area.

A look at the 20th Century: 1952
Dick Clark helped teeny-boppers rock in 1952 with performers he introduced on the first American Bandstand television show. Packard introduced power brakes in automobiles. And 1952 saw the world continue counting Korean War casualties.

A look at the 20th Century: 1953
The United States expanded its influence around the world in 1953 as Americans settled in comfortably at home following the Korean War.

This day in history: July 11
1877: A constitutional convention formed in Atlanta to draft a new constitution for the state; former governor Charles J. Jenkins was elected the convention's permanent president.

Opposes re-zoning for race track

Calls syndicated cartoon 'misleading'

Attacks `Boondocks' and Sodomka

Hits `hypocrisy' of newspaper

Voices support for NRA, bearing arms

Supports MOX disposal of plutonium

Remove limits on reading

Grovetown chief busted

Rooting for Reds

Urges city factions to work together

Ga. insurance faux pas

Disputes Grovetown chief's story

Wants handgun ownership regulated

When is casual too casual?
So the party invitation says ``casual,'' and your husband emerges from the bathroom in a faded golf shirt, shorts and his best pair of flip-flops. You're not alone.

At work with God
Linda Hammonds loves to sing Christian music -- inside and outside of church. A stack of gospel CDs is within arm's reach of her beautician's chair.

Common courtesy called for on phone
Dear Carson: I have always felt it is common courtesy for a person making a phone call to identify himself before asking to speak to someone. Am I all wet? -- Disgruntled Phone Answerer

Tourists adhere to customs
ABHA, Saudi Arabia -- With its vast desert wastelands and myriad oil wells, Saudi Arabia would hardly seem an alluring destination for tourists.

Worship is live, upbeat
Mark Abbott knows firsthand the difference a year can make. He returned to First Baptist Church of North Augusta after a year at college to find the youth praise band he remembered transformed.

Black artists seek support to get into comic spotlight
CHICAGO -- Black Lightning came and went. ``Pow!'' So did the Falcon and Power Man. ``Blam!'' ``Wham!'' All three were black superheroes created by major white comic book publishers; all have debuted and then all but disappeared since 1969.

On my summer vacation
VACATIONERS: Johnny and Deborah McDonald of North Augusta and their children, Lauren and Scott McDonald.

In the know
Things are looking up in July. Some enchanted evening this month, you ought to force yourself to put your feet up and stare at the sky. But don't fall asleep just yet. Here are some astronomical July happenings according to Sky and Telescope magazine:

Researchers search for ark's remains
In the summer of 1916, Lt. Vladimir Roskovitsky, a Russian pilot, was flying over mountains in northeastern Turkey when he spotted what appeared to be the weathered remains of a huge ship half-buried on the upper slopes of Mount Ararat.

God does keep his promises
In faith, Abraham and Sarah left the security of the tents of Terah and traveled to Canaan, not knowing what to expect. They possessed only one thing for sure: God's promises.

Faith digest
Paul M. Weyrich, president and founder of the Washington-based Free Congress Foundation, will speak twice at St. Ignatios of Antioch Melkite Catholic Church, 1003 Merry St., this weekend.

Heat wins season-opener

Augusta's new game is real hot

Dwight sets camp's fire

Augusta turns on Heat tonight

Contract talks turn tough between running back, team

Dog's Bell clear on goals

In-line skate champ back on course
After capturing first place at the 1996 national in-line skating championships in Lincoln, Neb., Josh McKee competed in a few more events and then hung up his skates for the better part of two years.

Geared for the Games
Augusta's reputation for majoring in minor sports will be cemented when the Georgia Games Championships arrive.

Augusta athletes use Games as step to success
They tore through their hometown rivals, blasted through state competition and are wreaking havoc on the national level.

Augusta athletes use Games as step to success

Tourists adhere to customs

At work with God

Researchers search for ark's remains

On my summer vacation

Faith digest

God does keep his promises

In the know

When is casual too casual?

Worship is live, upbeat

Black artists seek support to get into comic spotlight

Common courtesy called for on phone

Suspect guilty of murder

Company turns down fuel-sale proposal

Robbery suspect in custody
After a two-day search, an Augusta man was behind bars Saturday in connection with an armed robbery that went awry and left a robber fatally wounded last week, police said.

Census seeks exact numbers on blacks

Goldberg meets wrestling fans

Lawyers debate work done by state senator

Courts to get death penalty cases, appeals
AIKEN -- Second Circuit Solicitor Barbara Morgan will be juggling a handful of death penalty cases in the coming months, working to put two men on death row while trying to keep two others from leaving it.

Theater picks new director

Renovation of home thrilling for couple
John Barnes says 28 years of his ongoing love affair with his wife, Josephine, flourished in their London Boulevard home.

Removal from post questioned

Artifacts could be continent's oldest

Police identify second robbery suspect

Above the streets

Graham: Spokesman confirms retirement

Across the area
Aiken man charged in nightclub slaying ... Police search for escapee ... Trucker charged in deadly wreck

Super soaking

Ga. cities considered for burials
WASHINGTON -- As World War II veterans age, the country is facing a shortage of national burial plots for veterans.

Police name suspect in fatal robbery

Artifacts could be continent's oldest
ALLENDALE, S.C. -- Albert Goodyear breaks out in a drippy sweat each time he climbs into the rectangular pits lining the banks of the Savannah River.

Young singer to perform at Turner Field

This day in history: July 11

Schools adding security

Ga. cities considered for burials

Marsh study

A look at the 20th Century: 1953

Forum members say U.S-China ties slipping

Bureau sets April 1 as Census Day 2000

Police identify second robbery suspect
Police have put a name and face with a robbery suspect who has been thwarting searchers since a botched robbery Monday at a grocery store.

Area briefs: Motorist escapes after police chase

Lawyers debate work done by state senator
ATLANTA -- The amount of work suspended state Sen. Diana Harvey Johnson did to promote black tourism and whether she earned the $80,000 her consulting business was paid were the focus Friday of the second day of testimony in her federal mail fraud trial.

Renovation of home thrilling for couple

Barnes seeks review of tax assessments
ATLANTA -- Gov. Roy Barnes has heard enough complaints. On Friday, he directed State Revenue Commissioner Jerry Jackson to begin investigating counties that are pumping up property assessments this year before the governor's Taxpayers Bill of Rights kicks in.

Agents close poker casinos
AIKEN -- South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division agents had closed down eight illegal video poker casinos by Friday afternoon, but hadn't yet swept the border where Interstate 20 enters Georgia.

Forum members say U.S-China ties slipping
ATHENS, Ga. -- Graduate student Shaoming Cheng was delivering a presentation on the state of Chinese missile technology Thursday when he let fly a sarcastic reference to errant U.S. maps and bombs.

Proposed Edgefield plan for zoning draws debate
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- A zoning plan that would affect about 10 percent of Edgefield County has sparked a controversy between opponents and advocates of zoning that may become more pronounced during a series of public meetings set to begin Monday.

Marsh study
Above, University of Georgia professor Steve Pennings takes a sample of mud, shown at left, from the Marshes of Glynn to compare Southeast Atlantic beaches with those of New England.

Graham: Spokesman confirms retirement
WASHINGTON -- Considering the early hype surrounding first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's run for the Senate in 2000 and the upcoming presidential elections, looking toward 2002 seems downright ridiculous.

Theater picks new director
As a performer, Greg Goodwin has appeared on stage in Augusta Opera and Fort Gordon Dinner Theater productions and sung with the Augusta Choral Society.

Goldberg meets wrestling fans
The chant, which has become familiar in arenas across the country, started up well before the man even walked in the building.

Young singer to perform at Turner Field
The last time Ansley Carter watched the Atlanta Braves play on their home field a year ago, it didn't seem so big.

Domestic violence reports increasing
The number of reported domestic violence cases has more than doubled over the past three years in Columbia County, with case workers attributing the rise to both increased education and a closer relationship between police and victim's support groups.

Super soaking
RON COCKERILLE/STAFFSuper soakingShyra Doyle, 8, of Aiken has a perfect spot as David Hart of the Aiken Department

Suspect guilty of murder
An Augusta man was found guilty Saturday of shooting his fiancee's brother to death last year.

Area briefs: Motorist escapes after police chase
A two-state chase ended in North Augusta early Friday morning but the suspect continues to elude police.

Bureau sets April 1 as Census Day 2000
Census advertisements will soon tout that April Fool's Day 2000 is the day to be counted. And the count will be an involved process.

Bookkeeper to pay restitution
A physician's former bookkeeper and office manager didn't have to go to prison upon admitting to stealing $68,240 from her boss, but she did have to pay big Friday.

Postcard hunt nears completion
Well, here it is about the midpoint of summer vacation, and our annual postcard contest is doing well. On Memorial Day weekend we began our seasonal effort to get a postcard from all 50 states, and things have gone smoothly.

Schools adding security
Lakeside High School has 20 surveillance cameras pointed toward entrances and hallways, one walk-through metal detector and one hand-held metal detector.

Postcard hunt nears completion

Police name suspect in fatal robbery
Police have put a name and face to a robbery suspect who has been thwarting searchers since a botched robbery Monday at a grocery store.

Across the area

Company turns down fuel-sale proposal
Garrett Aviation has rejected an offer from Bush Field Airport's governing board that would give the company a commission on the profits the airport makes from selling fuel to Garrett's customers.

Courts to get death penalty cases, appeals

Above the streets
Traffic signal technician Shawn Safford replaces a bulb on the traffic signal at Reynolds and Seventh streets Friday. Crews replaced bulbs and cleaned lenses as preventive maintenance.

Proposed Edgefield plan for zoning draws debate

Removal from post questioned
AIKEN -- As far as she knew, Kathryn Kling was still a member of the Governor's Office Commission on Women.

Barnes seeks review of tax assessments

Agents close poker casinos

Juvenile Justice offers deal to Aiken

Juvenile Justice offers deal to Aiken
AIKEN -- City attorneys have advised Aiken officials to agree to settle a $43,355 bill for incarceration of juveniles at 80 cents on the dollar.

Bookkeeper to pay restitution

Robbery suspect in custody

Census seeks exact numbers on blacks
Thousands of Georgia's black residents were not counted in the 1990 census -- an inaccuracy that robbed the state of thousands of federal dollars over the last decade.

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Mr. Robert Rucker
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mr. Robert J. ``Bob'' Rucker, 75, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Mrs. Susie Gant
HEPHZIBAH -- Mrs. Susie M. Gant, of 2314 Roundup Drive, died Monday, July 5, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Alexis Richard
Alexis M. Richard, infant daughter of Joseph and Stacey Parker Richard, of 1050B Woodsedge Drive, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Marguerite McRae
KEYSVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Marguerite Radford McRae, 80, of 321 Georgia Highway 28, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Rev. Raymond Dean
The Rev. Raymond Stewart Dean, of 3200 Deans Bridge Road, Apartment 2802,died Thursday, July 8, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Ellen Edens
Mrs. Ellen Beatrice Edens, 86, of 4590 Oxford Drive, Evans, died Thursday, July 8, 1999, at Forest Lake Health Care, Martinez.

Mr. Robert Sanders
Mr. Robert C. Sanders, 73, of 1904 Pennsylvania Ave., died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Johnson
LANGLEY -- Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Johnson, 68, of 272 Breeze Hill Road, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Oscar Randall
GLOVERVILLE -- Mr. Oscar Homer ``Chip'' Randall, 85, of 210 Glover St., died Friday, July 9, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Robert Musgrove
AIKEN -- Mr. Robert Ryan Musgrove, 25, of 104-A Mossback Circle, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Elizabeth Ansley
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Elizabeth Myrtle Abbott Ansley, 90, of 4888 Ansley Road, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Emily Rothstein
WINDSOR -- Mrs. Emily Haney Rothstein, 83, of Britton Road, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Jerry Burttram
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Jerry L. Burttram, 62, of 540 Laurel Lake Drive, died Thursday, July 8, 1999.

Mrs. Dorothy Seigler
AIKEN -- Mrs. Dorothy Moxley Seigler, 71, of 1416 Wire Road, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Jessie Hilson
MITCHELL, Ga. -- Mrs. Jessie Walden Hilson, 73, of 9298 Griffin Chapel Road, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Emory Cook
Mr. Emory John Cook, 92, of 2321 Redwood Drive, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. John Steed
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. John H. Steed, 89, of 861 Perry St., died Monday, July 5, 1999, at Burke County Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Stanley
BLYTHE -- Mrs. Mary Lou McCoy Stanley, 67, of 3654 Hopson Mill Road, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Dobson Gay Sr.
GARFIELD, Ga. -- Mr. Dobson M. Gay Sr., 91, of 6193 Elam Road, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at Jenkins County Hospital.

Lemuel Cuthbertson Sr.
WILLISTON, S.C. -- Mr. Lemuel Cuthbertson Sr., 83, of 189 Ryans Road, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Margaret Teague
BELVEDERE -- Mrs. Margaret Moore Teague, 77, of 102 Hawthorne Place, died Thursday, July 8, 1999.

Mrs. Victoria Weaver
PHILADELPHIA -- Mrs. Victoria Harris Weaver, 77, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Vivian Neal
GIBSON, Ga. -- Mrs. Vivian Raley Neal, 87, of 434 Beall Springs Road, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Christine Jones
BLYTHE -- Mrs. Christine Gibson Jones, 62, of 546 Moxleyville Road, died Friday, July 9, 1999.

Angel Wilkinson
WASHINGTON, Ga. -- Angel Land Wilkinson, infant daughter of Howard Wilkinson IV and Jennifer Lannae Land, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Jack Edwards
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mr. Jack Edwards, 75, of Chappells Highway, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Ernest Davis Sr.
BLOOMINGDALE, Ga. -- Mr. Ernest William Davis Sr., 71, of 2473 Argyle Road, died Thursday, July 8, 1999.

Mr. James Williams Jr.
ELBERTON, Ga. -- Mr. James L. ``Sonny'' Williams Jr., 59, of 2243 Harmony Road, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at Elbert Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Jessie Hilson

Mr. John Steed

Mr. James Williams Jr.

Rev. Raymond Dean

Mrs. Margaret Teague

Mrs. Marguerite McRae

Mr. Dobson Gay Sr.

Mrs. Elizabeth Ansley

Mrs. Christine Jones

Mrs. Mary Johnson

Alexis Richard

Mr. Robert Musgrove

Mr. Robert Sanders

Mrs. Emily Rothstein

Mr. Oscar Randall

Mr. Jack Edwards

Mrs. Victoria Weaver

Angel Wilkinson

Our schools need more classroom teachers
I AM VERY honored that The Chronicle has given me this opportunity to share with you about my travels and my views as National Teacher of the Year. I am also very appreciative to the employees of Richmond County's school system and all of the wonderful members of the Augusta community who have been so supportive and complimentary to me throughout this incredible adventure.

Vigilance dispels the curse of Indifference
YOU HAVE to hand it to the American Civil Liberties Union (and most of the time that hand would feel pleasurable if doubled up into a fist). They are ever vigilant, ever watchful, seeking to protect us all from the horrors of organized, or organizing, religion. Their latest strike is against America's pastime, baseball.

Vigilance dispels the curse of Indifference
YOU HAVE to hand it to the American Civil Liberties Union (and most of the time that hand would feel pleasurable if doubled up into a fist). They are ever vigilant, ever watchful, seeking to protect us all from the horrors of organized, or organizing, religion. Their latest strike is against America's pastime, baseball.

Wants firearm felonies prosecuted
We have seen yet another failure of the current administration to live up to its promises to protect the people of this country. We hear Bill Clinton and Janet Reno whine continuously for more Draconian anti-gun laws, yet they refuse to enforce any of the some 20,000 laws already on the books. Phillip Williams, Augusta

Wants handgun ownership regulated
Does Granny carry a LadySmith revolver in her purse along with loose change and mints? Is ``Pack the .38'' the first item on the grocery shopping list? Have loaded handguns replaced fire detectors and air bags as protectors of our personal well-being? Russ Holloman, Ph.D., Evans

Remove limits on reading
A story in last Friday's Chronicle headlined ``Limits put on reading programs'' should upset every progressive Georgian who wants all educationally-underserved and at-risk children in the Peach State to read well.

Wants 'balanced' editorial page
I wish to propose two changes to your editorial format. Gecole Harley, Augusta

Grovetown chief busted
Last Sunday we editorially exposed the fact that Grovetown Police Chief John Tomberlin's department failed to enforce an Augusta Superior Court judge's restraining order against an abusive husband in order to protect a woman. We also commended Columbia County Sheriff Clay Whittle for having one of his deputies step in and enforce the order before any more serious consequences developed.

Rooting for Reds
When President Bill Clinton watches today's World Cup soccer championship between the U.S. and Communist China, he'll naturally be torn over which female team to root for.

Opposes re-zoning for race track
Re the July 1 article on rezoning for the Gordon Race Track: Brenda Cooter, Grovetown

Blasts `thoughtless' critic of southside
The attributes Nicholas Reese (letter, July 2) gave to the southside community of our great city could only be conceived by a ``thoughtless person.'' Whiners are spineless. They have no solutions for themselves or for others. All communities of our fair city have ``doers and whiners.'' Lethia ``Friendly'' Roberts, Augusta

Attacks `Boondocks' and Sodomka
The Chronicle's support for ``The Boondocks'' is a study in politically correct hypocrisy. Gene L. Rickaby, Martinez

Mulls bumper stickers, other topics
How many times have you seen the bumper sticker: ``Show dogs on board, please don't tailgate'' or ``show horses'' or some other animals? You get the picture. But have you ever seen this one: ``Precious children on board, please don't tailgate''? ... Billy Bedgood, Augusta

Hits `hypocrisy' of newspaper
In your July 2 editorial you condemn the Clinton-Gore administration for spending the yet uncollected $1 trillion on Social Security, Medicare, paying the national debt and providing tax cuts. In the same edition, you praise the Republicans by headlining their plan to spend the same uncollected monies on tax cuts, health care, retirement and education. George C. de Baca, Augusta

Praises recognition of patriotic groups
I want to thank you for the recognition you gave patriotic organizations in last Sunday's edition about our loyalty to our country, our respect to our fellow comrades and the time we gave to show the true meaning of the 4th of July. A. O'Keefe, Augusta

Voices support for NRA, bearing arms
... I joined the National Rifle Association because I believe every gun owner should have proper training in the use and safe handling of their weapon. The core of the NRA's philosophy is responsible gun ownership. Terri Exum, Martinez

Disputes Grovetown chief's story
I am writing to respond to a guest column by John R. Tomberlin, director of the Grovetown De-partment of Public Safety, pertaining to a recent domestic violence case in Grovetown with which SAFE Homes of Augusta, Inc. was involved. Nancy C. Nelson, Augusta

Urges permanent odd-even water ration
So much time and effort on the water crisis has been spent by citizens and our public servants. Utilities Director Max Hicks is doing as well as possible with the resources at his command. He has to be politically adept at keeping the commissioners and the public happy; and at the same time control a business that is having operational problems. Give the man a chance and the monies required to do the job. He knows what is needed and how to get it done. P. C. Santos, Augusta

A $20 million payoff
As head of the U.S. Department of Justice, Attorney General Janet Reno, with an annual budget of $20 billion, oversees more than 9,100 government lawyers.

Ga. insurance faux pas
The first unintended consequences of Georgia's new insurance consumer advocate law have just come in. This newspaper questioned that idea when it was proposed on grounds it wouldn't accomplish anything that the state insurance commissioner couldn't. Now we feel vindicated.

ASU's history walk
First there was Augusta Riverwalk. Now, thanks to an $875,000 federal grant, there's going to be an Augusta State University History Walk.

Our schools need more classroom teachers
I AM VERY honored that The Chronicle has given me this opportunity to share with you about my travels and my views as National Teacher of the Year. I am also very appreciative to the employees of Richmond County's school system and all of the wonderful members of the Augusta community who have been so supportive and complimentary to me throughout this incredible adventure.

Calls syndicated cartoon 'misleading'
The July 5 political cartoon (by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist David Horsey) showing an empty watering hole to depict the effect of George W. Bush raising $36 million was misleading. Gene and Byron England, Aiken

Supports MOX disposal of plutonium
On June 24 I attended the public meeting on MOX fuel, held by state Sen. Phil Leventis, D-Columbia. After the main presentation, some who were present concluded that the MOX process was too risky and that the Department of Energy's excess plutonium should be immobilized in glass. I would like to explain why I think the MOX fuel option is the safest of all possible dispositions of weapons grade plutonium. Tim Vincent, Windsor

Urges city factions to work together
Concerning the July 2 letter from Nicholas Reese, I couldn't agree more about the whiners here on the southside, but they are a small and vocal minority, whom the press is always ready to show as typically south Augustan. Both black and white, we truly don't fit the image the media have cast for us. It's the people across our city with one foot in Columbia County who are a millstone about the necks of our city, not the southside. Andy Cheek, Augusta

It's tough to keep Winston Cup drivers down

In-line skate champ back on course

Giving back: Chastain earmarks $1,000 to Chinese children

Marina Road for boats, right?

Geared for the Games

Local buzz: White unable to escape life on the road

Augusta State stays on course to hold NCAA tournament

Overtime: Avery, Moore to be honored today by NAACP

Peach of a hoops tourney set

Prep notes

Overtime: McWilliams selected for all-star game

Cloninger's lead dips to one

U.S. ready for final match

Coach: China still the better team

World Cup notebook: Akers again inspires teammates

Palmer sees the end coming

Gordon, crew spark comeback

U.S. women win 5-4 on penalty kicks

Peach Jam teams paint bulls eyes on Houston, Riverside

Cloninger on a roll at Great Waters

FDA issues nationwide warning about contaminated juice
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Reacting to dozens of salmonella cases nationwide, the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday warned consumers not to drink unpasteurized orange juice distributed by an Arizona company.

NASA unveils plans to smash projectile into comet
LOS ANGELES -- A spacecraft named Deep Impact will fire a 1,100-pound copper bullet at the nucleus of a comet, blasting out a crater the size of a football field and as deep as a seven-story building.

Endangered man-eating crocodiles has humans worried
SAN FERNANDO DE APURE, Venezuela -- Members of the Wild Crocodile Skiing Club used to water ski fearlessly on the rivers of Venezuela's Great Plains because their main nemesis, the Orinoco Crocodile, was nearly extinct.

FTC creates fake Web sites to educate public
WASHINGTON -- Computer users surfing the Internet to look for a remedy for painful joints can type in the words ``arthritis cure'' and get a list of more than 10,000 Web sites, many of them promising miracles. But if they go to the home page for a product called ArthritiCure, they're in for a surprise.

FAA tests air traffic control system
WILMINGTON, Ohio -- The future of air traffic control got a flight test Saturday as more than a dozen planes with satellite-positioning systems flew over Ohio and Kentucky while monitors tracked the exact location of each aircraft.

Y2K overwork drove Japanese man to suicide, wife says
TOKYO -- Stress from dealing with the Y2K computer problem drove a 40-year-old man to commit suicide last year, his wife reportedly said in a petition for compensation filed Friday.

Report finds growing online gap between whites, blacks
WASHINGTON -- The disparity between whites and black and Hispanic Americans who own computers and use the Internet is growing significantly toward a ``racial ravine,'' in many cases even after accounting for differences in income, the government reported today.

Ozone study launched in Smoky Mountains
WASHINGTON -- Government scientists are launching a research program to measure the ozone in the Great Smoky Mountains on the Tennessee-North Carolina border.

EPA seeks to cut cancer risk from chemicals
WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency will broaden its work with state and local governments to monitor hazardous chemicals in the air and develop new plans to reduce toxic air pollution.

Report finds growing online gap between whites, blacks

FAA tests air traffic control system

EPA seeks to cut cancer risk from chemicals

Ozone study launched in Smoky Mountains

FDA issues nationwide warning about contaminated juice

FTC creates fake Web sites to educate public

Endangered man-eating crocodiles has humans worried