Shortstops are stars of the A.L.

Braves in a familiar spot

Martinez, AL shine in All-Star game

Hometown heros spice up game

North all-stars win rain-delayed matchup

All-Stars in awe of Ted Williams

Jackets rebound for win

Postcards continue to roll in

Additional business news
Stocks drop amid investor pessimism...NAACP ranks hotels higher...Merrill Lynch posts high quarter...Manufacturing activity weakens...Amazon.com expanding inventory...

Columbia House to merge with CDNow
NEW YORK -- Sony and Time Warner are staking out some key real estate in cyberspace by merging their jointly owned music club, Columbia House, with the major online music retailer CDNow.

Hooking new clients

Grovetown deals with housing boom
When Grovetown Mayor Dennis Trudeau took office in 1988, the city's population was about 2,300. A decade later, his constituency has nearly tripled.

Additional business news
Tech stocks' rally sends Nasdaq high...Ford has $2.48 billion in earnings...Drug Emporium store to close

Women's soccer team hot on Madison Avenue

Hooking new clients
Small-business owners learned some new fishing techniques Wednesday.

British company to be carved up
A deal among three of the world's largest industrial gas companies could affect as many as 30 local jobs.

Quarterly bank results mixed
Three big banks reported varied second-quarter results Wednesday.

Drug makers fight Medicare expansion
WASHINGTON -- Drug companies are lobbying hard against Medicare coverage for prescriptions, warning that research on new drugs for the elderly will depend on strong profits.

Prices decline in June
WASHINGTON -- Prices at the wholesale level unexpectedly declined last month, while consumers' spending slowed dramatically. With more news like this, the Federal Reserve may be content to remain on the sidelines and not push interest rates higher this year, economists said.

Women's soccer team hot on Madison Avenue
NEW YORK -- Brandi Chastain may have created the best-known new undie since the Wonderbra when she doffed her jersey after delivering the winning kick at the Women's World Cup.

Coke asks for denial of class-action status
ATLANTA -- A hearing in the racial discrimination lawsuit against Coca-Cola could result in an order barring most of the company's 1,500 black salaried employees from joining the case.

Columbia House to merge with CDNow

Grovetown deals with housing boom

British company to be carved up

This day in history: July 13
1892: The People's Party of Richmond County formed at a public meeting at Augusta's courthouse and nominated a slate of candidates for the Georgia Legislature.

Georgia beats a path to sites of Civil War
APPOMATTOX, Va. -- The Virginia site where Confederate commander Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in 1865 is open an extra half-hour these days to accommodate the host of late arrivals following the path the two armies took in the final days of the Civil War.

Dents broke political race barrier
Richard and Benjamin Dent literally changed the face of Richmond County politics in the mid-20th century as they individually broke color barriers.

This day in history: July 14
1927: Businessman William B. Bell was elected Augusta's mayor. 1931: Golfer Bobby Jones met in Augusta with leading architect and landscape designer Dr. Alistair Mackenzie of Leeds, England, to draft plans for an ``ideal'' golf course for the Augusta National Golf Club.

Plugs Arizonan for the presidency

Hits `meaningless' promises to vets

Bridging the gap

Defends failure to uphold court order

Touts `friend' in S.C. GOP primary

'Cure' HCFA abuses

A `taxing' issue

Claims rep wants `welfare for rich'

Fried brains

Praises GreenJackets fans, fireworks

Chides Norwood for panel choices

In the know
Ever wonder if the prices at your regular grocery store are cheaper or more expensive than those up the street? Each Wednesday, Price Check offers price comparisons on goods at area stores. Prices below were checked Monday. No coupons or discount cards were used.

Burglars stay busy in the summertime
WASHINGTON -- Burglars look forward to your vacation as much as you do. According to the latest Justice Department statistics for burglaries committed annually nationwide, July and August were the worst months every year from 1993 through 1997.

Kids could make it to the Apollo
It's Showtime at the Apollo, a nationally syndicated TV show, will conduct a kids talent search at South Dekalb Mall in Atlanta on Saturday, Aug. 14. The contest is open to children ages 5 to 12. The winner will receive a free trip to New York and a chance to perform live at the Apollo Theatre.

In the know
On Tuesday we printed information about Volkswagen pondering production of a convertible version of its New Beetle. We asked readers if there were any other cars they would like to see as ragtops.

Capsules
Most people drink coffee for the quick ``pick-me-up'' they get from caffeine. But can it cause addiction? The answer is no, at least when drunk in moderation. French medical researchers found in animal studies that drinking the equivalent of one to three cups of coffee a day contributes to alertness and energy but does not create dependence.

Actress kept busy
NEW YORK -- It is a hot, muggy summer day. Manhattan is sizzling. And so is Camryn Manheim.

Doing double duty
Couldn't you use a two for one? I'm not talking about happy hour at Oldenberg Grill or a buy-one-get-one-free deal at the supermarket. I'm talking about supper.

49ers move to add cap space, running back

Panthers sign Rucker and six NFL Europe players

Anderson, Falcons talking again

Postcards continue to roll in
The summer continues to roll along, and you and your neighbors keep sending vacation postcards.

Actress kept busy

Kids could make it to the Apollo

In the know

Capsules

Doing double duty

Burglars stay busy in the summertime

Police use profile in Holt case
On the trail of several suspects in the year-old slaying of Sam's Club Manager David Holt, Richmond County sheriff's investigators have enlisted the help of FBI profilers to make sure they're on the right track.

Manager's other duties reviewed

Area briefs: Grand jury issues murder indictments
Murder indictments were issued Tuesday by a Richmond County grand jury against two men accused of committing separate homicides in Augusta.

Auditor says lawmaker used state money to pay her tax bill

Area briefs: Resolution deals with border tiff

Ex-pastor gets time in prison for tax evasion

Peach Jam displaying best in stock

Proposal made to convert two-lane road to one way

Postcards continue to roll in

Peach Jam rolls on

School superintendent to present dress code

Craft time

Commission to discuss fuel deal

Barnes' industry board hits ground running

Renowned Savannah hairdresser faces sex charge
SAVANNAH -- An internationally recognized Savannah hairdresser has been arrested and charged with fondling a child on an airplane in 1998.

Houseboat limitation attacked

Victim's brother objects to sentence

Peach Jam notebook: Local star to come off bench

Proposal made to convert two-lane road to one way
AIKEN -- The owner of Highland Park Country Club says he has frightening visions of what could happen at the historic course on a narrow, winding road.

Sam Turner Sr. ex-fugitive, dies at 72

Safety efforts praised
Two Savannah River Site contractors won awards Tuesday for their promotion of work force safety and health.

Aiken saddling up for Ride '99 event

Football deal sparks confusion for school board

Railroad spur construction about to begin

100-year-old warehouse to be renovated

Dixon boosts all-star offense

Opening of bridge postponed

Visitors bureau allocates grants

Craft time
Although 5-year-old Marsha Lea Mormon is having more fun doing artwork this summer than honing her computer skills, she spends most mornings doing both.

City clears way for games

Water service cut off
Rain was the only water flowing at the homes of some south Richmond County residents Tuesday.

Reading skills lacking, scores show

Barnes' industry board hits ground running
ATLANTA -- The newly installed board of the state's industry agency has already begun to live up to Gov. Roy Barnes' vision of its mission.

Clinic named in honor of visionaries

Dents broke political race barrier

Vote tied to race of candidate

Railroad spur construction about to begin
AIKEN -- Construction of a railroad spur promised to Bridgestone/Firestone as part of an incentive package by Aiken County Council is finally about to get under way.

Hayes snags slam dunk crown, MVP

Wall sent into airport battle
Augusta attorney Jim Wall has been given the task of trying to end the standoff between the Bush Field airport board and its largest tenant, which is threatening to leave town.

Public Land Trust to buy lodge

Canal panel gets tour boat grants

FBI considers probe of local businessmen

Water service cut off

Columbia County school board acts slowly on armed security
Columbia County school board members want more answers before they allow armed officers in the county's schools.

Robbers steal $700,000 in pearls from salesman
In the second major jewelry heist in Augusta in less than a month, robbers stole $700,000 worth of cultured pearls from a traveling salesman Wednesday, police said.

New casino's days numbered
NORTH AUGUSTA -- At least one new casino in Aiken County is running on borrowed time under a new state law that was meant to phase out the larger video poker establishments.

This day in history: July 13

This day in history: July 14

Knight descends upon Augusta

Area briefs: Grand jury issues murder indictments
Murder indictments were issued Tuesday by a Richmond County grand jury against two men accused of committing separate homicides in Augusta.

Georgia beats a path to sites of Civil War

Harrick watching state talent closely

Robbers steal $700,000 in pearls from salesman

Agencies trying to tally flood damage
SAVANNAH -- The floodwaters from last month's deluge have subsided, but the flood of paperwork it left in its wake is still swamping city desks as the local and federal governments try to determine how bad the damage is.

Stars shining bright at Peach Jam

Study: Georgia's growth has increased pollution
ATLANTA -- Georgia's phenomenal growth during the 1990s has been fueled primarily by electricity generated by high-polluting, coal-fired power plants, an alliance of environmental groups said Wednesday.

Players bypass school

Opening of bridge postponed
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The opening of the bridge to replace the Sidney Lanier could be delayed six months by the collapse last month of a piece of construction equipment, a state official said.

Auditor says lawmaker used state money to pay her tax bill
ATLANTA -- Suspended state Sen. Diana Harvey Johnson wrote more than $19,000 worth of checks to the Internal Revenue Service after her company was paid by tourism groups that received state grants with her help, a forensic auditor testified Tuesday in the lawmaker's federal mail-fraud case.

Public Land Trust to buy lodge
ATHENS, Ga. -- Community leaders and land preservationists now have plans to save the rustic, shaded setting of Charlie Williams' Pinecrest Lodge, a local landmark built in 1929.

City offers EMA position to New Yorker
After 27 years in fast-paced New York, John Carlsen is thinking about getting in on the secret of the South.

Area briefs: Resolution deals with border tiff
WASHINGTON -- U.S. senators from Georgia and South Carolina introduced a resolution Wednesday to resolve a border dispute between the two states that dates backs more than two centuries.

Canal panel gets tour boat grants
The Augusta Canal Authority will get $500,000 in federal transportation funds to help build two canal tour boats and docking facilities.

Manager's other duties reviewed
When Reggie Williams was hired as general manager of Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center in March, he made it clear he planned to keep his job as a consultant with Anheuser-Busch.

Ex-pastor gets time in prison for tax evasion
SAVANNAH -- Former Coastal Cathedral Church of God pastor Ken Hall has been sentenced to four months at a federal prison camp, followed by four months of home confinement for failing to file income tax returns.

FBI considers probe of local businessmen
The FBI is considering launching a full-fledged investigation into the dealings of two local businessmen.

Houseboat limitation attacked
ATLANTA -- A state law requiring the removal of houseboats from rivers is worded so vaguely that it amounts to an unconstitutional taking of property, a lawyer representing a Glynn County houseboat owner told the Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Woman must find home for animals
Carla Lampp has seven days to find homes for her 12 miniature pigs or she will face Columbia County Animal Control for the third time this year.

Postcards continue to roll in
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.

Football deal sparks confusion for school board
The Augusta Heat's Saturday game is still on while Columbia County school officials work through confusion surrounding an agreement for the team's use of a local high school stadium.

Keep-away

City clears way for games
Amid community concerns about the low number of athletes registered to compete in the Georgia Games -- which begin next week -- organizers are remaining cool.

Columbia County school board acts slowly on armed security

Commission to discuss fuel deal
The Augusta Aviation Commission meets today and is expected to discuss the Garrett Aviation fuel-discount issue and the airport's fuel-discount program for other customers.

Former officer to remain on death row
A former Augusta police officer will remain on South Carolina's death row after a judge denied his request for a new murder trial this week.

Clinic named in honor of visionaries
The new Richmond County Health Department Clinic will do more than provide exams and dispense shots -- it will honor three Augusta men who helped shape public health in Augusta.

Wall sent into airport battle

Visitors bureau allocates grants
Money raised from 1 percent lodging tax will go to 9 organizations that attract tourists

Augusta loses national cemetery
It may appear that Augusta has lost out in a race with Atlanta for a new national cemetery, but in reality, it was never in the running.

Augusta loses national cemetery

Aiken saddling up for Ride '99 event
AIKEN -- State and national representatives of the American Quarter Horse Association will be in Aiken today to tout the city's inclusion in an international riding event this fall.

City offers EMA position to New Yorker

Police use profile in Holt case

New casino's days numbered

Sam Turner Sr. ex-fugitive, dies at 72
A Lincoln County man who had successfully eluded authorities for 46 years before receiving clemency, died Tuesday at a nursing home in Thomson.

Keep-away
Mahalia Browning, 2, of Aiken, has other ideas as her father, Don Browning, tries to coax the basketball from her Tuesday. The pair were taking advantage of a break in the rain.

Area briefs: Grand jury issues murder indictments

Victim's brother objects to sentence
AIKEN -- A Salley man received a three-year jail sentence for his role in a 1996 homicide, prompting an outcry from the victim's brother that drug dealers get harsher sentences than killers.

Hayes keeping goal in sight

100-year-old warehouse to be renovated
JOHNSTON, S.C. -- The 100-year-old railroad warehouse sitting in the middle of Johnston is due for a face-lift and a return to the mainstream of life in this small Ridge town.

Safety efforts praised

Vote tied to race of candidate
AIKEN -- An Aiken County Board of Education member refused to approve a choice to fill an assistant principal vacancy Tuesday because the candidate was not black.

Area briefs: Grand jury issues murder indictments

Reading skills lacking, scores show
Reading skills lacking, scores show Although tests of Aiken County pupils record improvement in math, language scores are down

Former officer to remain on death row

Getting pointers
Hampton Jones, 8, of Spartanburg, S.C., stands still Wednesday as his grandfather Wade Jones of Aiken gives him a few pointers with his new golf club.

Ride '99 a natural for Aiken Group's president
AIKEN -- It wasn't just the tranquility of Hitchcock Woods, where riders can forget they are in the heart of a city, although Ken Smith counts his time there as some of the most pleasant he's spent astride a horse.

Coliseum authority ups price of parking from $2 to $4
Patrons headed to events at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center and Bell Auditorium should remember to take more cash with them.

Woman must find home for animals

Ride '99 a natural for Aiken Group's president

Coliseum authority ups price of parking from $2 to $4

School superintendent to present dress code
Richmond County school Superintendent Charles Larke will unveil a stricter dress code tonight for pupils whose parents don't want them wearing uniforms to school.

Mrs. Gatholea Koon
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mrs. Gatholea Hallman Koon, 90, of 205 E. Butler Ave., died Tuesday, July 13, 1999, at Self Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Mildred McCurry
COLUMBIA -- Mrs. Mildred O. McCurry, 95, of 6433 East Shore Road, died Tuesday, July 13, 1999, at Providence Hospital.

Mrs. Cora Mingledorff
TENNILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Cora Louise Morton Mingledorff, 68, of 319 Burdett St., died Monday, July 12, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Amy Phillips
SAVANNAH -- Mrs. Amy Kenny Phillips, 41, of Savannah, died Tuesday, July 13, 1999, at Hospice of Savannah.

Mrs. Katherine Daniels
ALLENDALE, S.C. -- Mrs. Katherine Elizabeth Daniels, 63, of 935 Razor Road, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mrs. Milbra Eubanks
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Mrs. Milbra Dorn Eubanks, 96, of 58 Hunters Run, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at Edgefield County Hospital.

Mrs. Ingrid Gallett
Mrs. Ingrid Willox Gallett, 50, of 3630 Meadowlark Road, died Sunday, July 11, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Orville Brown Sr.
TRENTON, S.C. -- Mr. Orville Marion Brown Sr., 76, of 41 Bass Terrace, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Rufus Minor Jr.
AIKEN -- Mr. Rufus Henry Minor Jr., 66, of 571 Old Fryer Road, died Monday, July 12, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. Louie Cain
Mr. Louie Austin Cain, 65, of 1425 Walton Way, died Tuesday, July 13, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia.

Mrs. Tada Huggins
Mrs. Tada ``Kyoko'' Huggins, 72, of 2965 Hillcreek Drive, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. Anthony Wise
RIDGE SPRING, S.C. -- Mr. Anthony G. Wise, 33, of Route 3, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at Richland Memorial Hospital, Cola.

Mr. Alfonzo Rolland
Mr. Alfonzo Lee Rolland, 48, of 1100 Swans Lane, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Nona Moyer
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mrs. Nona Baker Moyer, 58, of 321 Woodland Drive, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Mamie Henson
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Mamie Kate Todd Henson, 82, of 419 Gordon Grove Lane, Sandersville, died Tuesday, July 13, 1999, at the Medical Center, Macon.

Mr. Sam Turner Sr.
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Mr. Sam Turner Sr., 72, of 1054 Elam Drive, died Tuesday, July 13, 1999, at Thompson Nursing Home.

Mr. Lenton Williams
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Lenton Mack Williams, 45, of 604 Georgia Highway 17 S., died Friday, July 9, 1999, at Jefferson County Hospital.

Mrs. Helen Craig
PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- Mrs. Helen O. Craig, 68, of 2706 Colonial, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Mable Sizer
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Mrs. Mable Alice Sizer, 79, died Monday, July 12, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Howard Fields
Mr. Howard J. Fields, 73, of Augusta, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. David Faircloth Sr.
WINDSOR -- Mr. David Otis Faircloth Sr., 49, of 76 Pearl Bonnett Road, died Monday, July 12, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Brenda Green
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mrs. Brenda Garrett Green, 53, of 24 Diamond St., died Monday, July 12, 1999, at Windermere Nursing Home.

Mrs. Viola Cohen
ALLENDALE, S.C. -- Mrs. Viola Best Cohen, 89, of 950 Railroad Ave., died Monday, July 12, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Vernon Shepherd
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Mr. Vernon L. Shepherd, 68, of Clearwater, Fla., died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, in Martinez.

Ms. Almida Blair
Ms. Almida ``Al'' Blair, 41, of Martinez, died Monday, July 12, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Dorothy Myers
Mrs. Dorothy Baggett Myers, 72, of Martinez, died Tuesday, July 13, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Forrest Epps
Mr. Forrest Stanley Epps, 57, of 2708 Gardenbrook Court, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Katherine Daniels
ALLENDALE, S.C. -- Mrs. Katherine Elizabeth Daniels, 63, of 935 Razor Road, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon.

Mrs. Barbara Williams
TOWNSEND, Ga. -- Mrs. Barbara Lewis Williams, 66, died Monday, July 12, 1999, at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center, Brunswick.

Mrs. Theresa Jeffcoat
SWANSEA, S.C. -- Mrs. Theresa B. Jeffcoat, 77, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999.

Mr. David Gurka
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mr. David T. Gurka, 61, died Monday, June 12, 1999 at his residence.

Mrs. Karen Sheehan
Mrs. Karen F. Sheehan, 53, of 761 W. Port Road, Martinez, died Sunday, July 11, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Willie Newman
GROVETOWN -- Mr. Willie A. Newman, 67, of 1677 Jean Road, Thomson, died Monday, July 12, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Ronald Reynolds Sr.
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Ronald ``Ronnie'' Anthony Reynolds Sr., 41, of 491 McKenzie St., died Saturday, July 10, 1999.

Ms. Carrie Ivey
Ms. Carrie G. Ivey, of 1497 Tutts Ave., died Sunday, July 11, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Mamie Henson

Mrs. Karen Sheehan

Mrs. Tada Huggins

Mr. Willie Newman

Mrs. Katherine Daniels

Mr. Louie Cain

Ms. Carrie Ivey

Mrs. Milbra Eubanks

Mrs. Viola Cohen

Mrs. Helen Craig

Mrs. Mable Sizer

Mrs. Brenda Green

Mr. Rufus Minor Jr.

Mr. Vernon Shepherd

Mrs. Cora Mingledorff

Mrs. Dorothy Myers

Ms. Almida Blair

Mr. Howard Fields

Mrs. Ingrid Gallett

Mr. Ronald Reynolds Sr.

Mrs. Gatholea Koon

Mrs. Mildred McCurry

Mr. David Gurka

Mr. Forrest Epps

Mrs. Theresa Jeffcoat

Hits `meaningless' promises to vets
Thanks for the editorial supporting staff writer Tom Corwin's excellent investigative reporting on Veterans Administration downsizing. Since these articles appeared, there has been a spate of letters pro and con -- the most bitter from George Paschall and John Stone (spokesman for Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga.). Walter S. Williams, Augusta

'Cure' HCFA abuses
Just ask University Hospital or the Medical College of Georgia officials about the nightmare of paperwork it takes to get paid by Medicare or Medicaid.

Chides Norwood for panel choices
Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., has formed his advisory committee for the Thurmond Shoreline Management Plan. Jan Parsons, Augusta

An incredible find!
Eureka! What a terrific find in Allendale. The deeply buried stone artifacts found there in the past few months by Dr. Albert Goodyear and other University of South Carolina archaeologists could radically change what we think we know about prehistoric man.

Lauds Augustan for project help
I appreciate The Chronicle's attention to the Augusta State University ``History Walk'' project, which will be an attractive addition indeed to both the university and the community. William A. Bloodworth Jr., Augusta

Fried brains
``The eggheads in Washington have gone too far. This new regulation -- which assumes Americans can't cook breakfast without directions from the FDA -- shows what happens when bureaucrats' judgment has been fried, scrambled and poached by too much power.''

Praises GreenJackets fans, fireworks
My husband and I took our granddaughter to her first baseball game on July 2nd. We had not been to any of the GreenJackets games in awhile and we were very impressed with the GreenJackets organization. Judy Peterson, Beech Island

Plugs Arizonan for the presidency
I see only one presidential candidate among all the parties -- U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. Don Knudsen, Augusta

Defends failure to uphold court order
The Chronicle is a fine newspaper, with one glaring exception. The editorial page is appalling. It's filled with petty, vindictive tripe on a daily basis. Jim Murrah, Grovetown

Bridging the gap
Even though the national dialogue has often been one-sided over the past two years, President Bill Clinton's on-gain, off-again ``conversation on race'' is helpful in a big respect. More people are debating the topic, confronting bigotry, focusing on possible solutions and fostering mutual respect among the races.

Prays for a `liberal Supreme Court'
In a letter to the Danbury Baptist Association dated Jan. 1, 1802, President Thomas Jefferson wrote about the ``American people which declared that their legislature should `make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof' thus building a wall of separation between church and state.'' Richard Amundson, Augusta

Touts `friend' in S.C. GOP primary
Aiken voters have a chance to elect a proven business person to the state House of Representatives in the Aug. 17 Republican primary. Mary Jane May, Aiken

A `taxing' issue
The Augusta Commission's Finance Committee rightly won't urge cutting taxes to offset a budget windfall as a result of inflated property reassessment values.

Raps Clintons' `culture of arrogance'
In June, the spokesman for North Atlantic Treaty Organization proudly announced that it (i.e. President Bill Clinton) had killed over 10,000 Serbian troops and over 5,000 civilians. Robert Smock, Hephzibah

Why KO kickboxers?
The Augusta Boxing Club this month put up a sign reading, ``Wanted - boxers for Ga. games -- no experience necessary.'' That suggested Georgia Games organizers were having trouble recruiting enough practitioners of the ``sweet science'' to put on the event.

Says he feels `duped,' `betrayed'
I don't know whether ``outraged'' or ``depressed'' is the better word to describe the way I feel about the U.S. military sending a C-141 all the way from Tacoma, Wash., to the South Pole to drop off monitoring supplies to the woman with a lump in her breast. At a cost of approximately $50,000 for the flight alone, this is a colossal misuse of taxpayer money. Military medical facilities will not even dispatch a ground ambulance for retirees within their local areas. Dale W. Hemman, Evans

Claims rep wants `welfare for rich'
Remember a couple of years ago when Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., had money that was originally designated for recreational improvements on the lakes of the Savannah River transferred to get the lock repaired at the New Lock and Dam?Frank Carl, Augusta

Backs two bureaucrats under fire
Your June 22 editorial ``Dangerous arrogance'' was fraught with mis-quotes, misrepresentation of the facts, as well as complete fabrications. Danielle Brian, Washington, D.C.

Overtime: Thrashers select Fraser as first coach

Irish eyes smiling on Americans

Soccer fans swarm golf course

Governor defends his renewed ties to WWF

Thrashers open against Devils

Soccer team, General Mills discuss Wheaties box

Overtime: Armstrong still rolling along in Tour de France

Race tickets need good home

McReynolds makes move away from sponsorships

North all-Stars win rain-delayed matchup

Chinese leaders welcome World Cup team

Josey's Dykes weighing options

Jags' Stepp fires career round to win

O'Meara touchy about Ryder Cup pay

Physicists create a new element
Russian physicists have created a new, super-heavy element that lasted a surprisingly long 30 seconds before disintegrating -- long-sought proof, they say, of the existence of an ``island of stability.''

Cyberdating goes literary with book
Forget about singles bars and dating services. The newest place to meet a mate is online, and now there's a book to help you transform a sedate trip down the information superhighway into a romantic adventure.

Carpal tunnel symptoms common
CHICAGO -- Although only 2.7 percent of adults can be diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, many more suffer pain, tingling and numbness in their hands, a new study has found.

U.S. military conducts Computer test
FAIRFAX, Va. -- The Pentagon is conducting what is believed to be the largest-ever simultaneous test of computer systems to make sure Year 2000 problems won't prevent delivery of everything from bullets to toilet paper to American troops.

La Nina to continue through winter
WASHINGTON -- Government researchers are predicting the current La Nina climate episode will last through the winter. That means continued dry conditions along the East Coast -- except for areas affected by more frequent hurricanes -- and continued wet weather in the Northwest.

Reno, Freeh oppose eased export controls on scrambling technology
WASHINGTON -- Easing export controls on powerful data and voice-scrambling technology will hamper efforts to track down terrorists and other criminals, the nation's top two law enforcement officials told Congress.

New rules to help bring telecommunications to disabled
WASHINGTON -- The telecommunications industry must make pagers, cellular phones and other equipment and services easier for disabled people to use under new rules approved Wednesday by federal regulators.

Nasal spray effective at preventing flu; could be on market soon
CHICAGO -- An ouchless flu vaccine that is sprayed up the nose has proved effective in protecting people against the virus, and researchers say it could reach the market within two years.

Glickman announces steps to address concerns about biotech crops
WASHINGTON -- Mindful of the growing controversy over genetically engineered crops, Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman announced plans Tuesday to study their long-term impact on the environment.

Surgeons remove half of teen-ager's brain to end seizures
BALTIMORE -- Surgeons removed half of a teen-age girl's brain on Tuesday in hopes of stemming the spread of a deadly neurological disease that racked her body with seizures and was eating away at her brain.

Reno, Freeh oppose eased export controls on scrambling technology

Nasal spray effective at preventing flu; could be on market soon

Physicists create a new element

New rules to help bring telecommunications to disabled

Glickman announces steps to address concerns about biotech crops

Surgeons remove half of teen-ager's brain to end seizures

U.S. military conducts Computer test

Cyberdating goes literary with book

La Nina to continue through winter