Four-run sixth clinches Jackets victory

Braves notebook: Smoltz's status for Saturday uncertain

Columbia County claims state title in Pre-Majors

Braves future lies in the trade

Braves nearing rock bottom

Columbia County stops West Augusta in Dixie Majors

Homers by Valdosta's Van Nus ends Columbia's Dixie hopes

RiverDogs shut out Jackets

Braves blanked in series

Braves notebook: Klesko's status remains unclear

Five AL umpires rescind resignations

Four-run sixth clinches Jackets victory

Column inspired card sender

New home construction falls sharply in June

New home construction falls sharply in June
WASHINGTON -- Construction of new homes and apartments fell sharply in June to the lowest level in just over a year, a possible sign that one of the economy's strongest sectors is beginning to cool.

Package giant UPS going public

U.S. Battery to create 120 jobs
U.S. Battery's new Richmond County manufacturing facility will create about 120 jobs, company officials said Wednesday.

Augusta finally gets good news

Augusta finally gets good news
The announcement of U.S. Battery's expansion in Augusta is the first good news economic development officials have heard in a while.

Setting the scene

Johnston will lose 150 jobs

Oil cost blamed in deficit

Setting the scene
Carol Woods (left) and Richard Arnotti of Certified Wall Systems work on top the 70-foot Regal 20 Cinema marquee laying Dens-glass waterproof drywall.

Profit drives ATM expansion

Package giant UPS going public
ATLANTA -- United Parcel Service, the world's largest package delivery company and one of the biggest privately held U.S. corporations, plans to sell stock to the public for the first time in its 92-year history and then use the shares to buy businesses.

Profit drives ATM expansion
ATLANTA -- A new report shows large banks are adding automatic teller machines in stores, shopping centers and gas stations as a way to boost profits.

Business briefs
Dow ends session with slight gain ... Regions Financial earnings high

Oil cost blamed in deficit
WASHINGTON -- America's trade deficit swelled to another record in May as oil prices surged, Americans snapped up imported autos, and demand for U.S. exports shrank, reflecting the lingering effects of a global financial crisis.

U.S. Battery to create 120 jobs

Companies' gains surprising
Microsoft isn't the only company reporting sizzling profits for the most recent quarter. While many companies can't match the software giant's 62 percent boost in earnings announced Monday, most have met or exceeded analysts' expectations.

Companies' gains surprising

Additional business news
Waste collection firms agree to sell...Nike recalling water bottles...MTV, RioPort ink Internet deal...

Business briefs

Johnston will lose 150 jobs
JOHNSTON, S.C. -- More than 150 workers will be out of a job after Sept. 24 when Stone Apparel closes its doors.

Canadian firm buys World Color
Montreal-based Quebecor Printing recently announced plans to acquire World Color Press Inc. to create the world's largest commercial printer.

Hope marked end of 1800s
A century ago this summer, a boundlessly optimistic, militarily triumphant and relatively prosperous America began to face the rapidly approaching 20th century with fearless predictions.

New century fanfare was mild
Augustans celebrated the start of the 20th century with little fanfare.

John Kennedy Jr.

Opposes DA's decision to re-try

Answers critic on applicant's salary

Rues failure to include kickboxing

MCG: Work together

Offers views on JFK Jr., golf, etc.

Answers 'Boondocks' letter writers

Wants outlet mall, no chemicals

Chides pro-HMO advertising pitch

Augusta chosen for movie premiere
Augusta is one of 16 cities selected for the premiere of the HBO Pictures biographical drama Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.

Angels of thread
With each tiny cross of thread, Lisa Stevens forms an angel she hopes will one day cradle a 3-year-old girl battling a brain tumor. In nearly a dozen states and three other countries, women and men stitch their own angels for the same girl. They mail their hours of patient work to Mrs. Stevens to form a quilt for cancer patient Ashley Webb.

Capsules
Sunscreens may be giving children and their parents a false sense of security against the damaging effects of solar energy, the primary cause of skin cancer.

Seeing double
Summer and seafood go hand in hand. I can't imagine a summer trip to the beach that doesn't include a visit to a rundown crab shack that spreads brown paper out on the tables, then piles them high with steamed blue crabs and boiled shrimp.

Age old questions : Discipline needs to come first
Q: Overall I feel you place too much emphasis on strict discipline and not enough on the need to be a relaxed, affectionate parent. Don't you agree that being relaxed is essential to good discipline?

In the Know
Today's the deadline for your child to send in advice for kids going to school for the first time. We're asking seasoned pupils (first-, second- and third-graders) to give rising kindergarteners tips on adjusting to school. The best tips will be printed in our Back to School section on Aug. 5.

'South Park' winner of dubious award
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Just about every movie critic in the country has pointed out that South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut contains lots of profanity.

Sunscreen Internet hoax needlessly alarms parents
When Susan Goewey Carey received an alarming warning via the Internet recently, the mother of an 18-month-old stopped using sunscreen on her daughter.

ACC stars showing flair for spotlight

Kicker taking place in history

Niners intensify pursuit of Phillips, re-sign Haley

Hamilton in tough race among QBs

Avoiding agents no easy task

Olympian uses Games as tuneup
Angel Martino has a little more to worry about today when she leaves for the pool. A 2-year-old son back home has a way of changing things.

Games athletes, spectators advised to prepare for heat
The mercury hit 91 degrees at Bush Field Airport by 1 p.m. Wednesday -- in the shade. After factoring in humidity, it felt like 101 degrees.

Disabled athletes compete
Although he had played a few sports in high school, Chris Malcom never really thought of himself as an athlete. Not until after he broke his neck.

Ready for Games
The training, the preparation, the planning and work: It all comes down to the dash for the finish line. And it will be a breakneck pace for the Georgia Games, its organizers and the participants, as thousands of athletes compete in more than 50 events during the next five days.

Late enrollment boosts Games
Lining up like a pack of procrastinating Christmas Eve shoppers, Georgia Games participants waited until the last moment to sign up.

12-year-olds take the field for baseball tournament
Hanging on every pitch and always yelling words of encouragement and praise to her 12-year-old son Jamal, Cherry Green of New Ellenton, S.C., relishes the role of a baseball mom.

Young Augustan learns, wins quickly
Two weeks ago, 11-year-old Arthur Neal of Augusta had no idea how to play table tennis. On Wednesday he was awarded a plaque as the winner of the 12-and-under division in the Super Novice tournament of the Georgia Games.

Games features its first Torch Walk
Augusta will try something new in the Georgia Games today, as the first Torch Walk escorts the flame on the final leg of its journey across the state.

State's finest dive in at new aquatic center
Regardless of the site, swimmers and divers will come in droves.

Workers coordinate athletics
If it's not the desk phone ringing, it's the cellular phone in her pocket. Tammy Stout, executive director of the Greater Augusta Sports Council, can't seem to complete a sentence without being interrupted by one of the two.

High-profile competitors are expected
It's not just the up-and-comers who will command attention at the Georgia Games.

Column inspired card sender
Beth Cramer of South Wilmington, Ill., sends a kind note. She writes: ``Last year I read your article about sending post cards and jumped on the bandwagon. I took three trips last summer and with each, I sent a postcard. Trips in the spring produced another half dozen cards ... not only to family and friends, but neighbors, my hairdresser and nail technician.

Seeing double

Age old questions : Discipline needs to come first

'South Park' winner of dubious award

In the Know

Augusta chosen for movie premiere

Capsules

Angels of thread

Drowning victim found after fatal dive

Rescue workers
An unidentified driver and passenger Corey Blaine Coggins, 17, of Grovetown, were sent to Medical College of Georgia Hospital with serious injuries Wednesday after their Acura LS flipped twice on Hereford Farm Road at about 3 p.m.

Cool at the pool
With temperatures nearing the 100-degree mark Wednesday, lifeguard Alphonse Pleming, 16, of Aiken, tries to keep cool as he keeps an eye on swimmers at Smith-Hazel Swimming Pool.

Woman gets rid of animals
Carla Lampp found homes for her 11 potbellied pigs, but animal control said they're still keeping a close eye on her farm.

Senator's fraud trial now in jury's hands

Official changes his staff
Every leader has his own plans for how to do things. Columbia County schools Superintendent Tommy Price is no exception.

Area briefs: Files show help in Olympics bid

Road widening
For 11 years, Lola Parham and her family have enjoyed summer afternoons sitting on the front porch of their Flowing Wells Road home.

Official seeking 3rd term

Magazine map labels city `South Augusta'
Augusta is nowhere in some folks' minds. A map in the July issue of Georgia Trend magazine -- the same issue that has a full-page ad touting Augusta -- misidentifies the city as ``South Augusta.''

Child's grave given new marker

Governor plans to attend forum on public education
People interested in shaping the course of Georgia's educational system are invited to share their thoughts Friday with the governor and his education reform panel.

Area briefs: Woman hears from missing husband

Developers shift focus to golf site

Road widening

Vote on the top news of the century

Official changes his staff

18-year-old found guilty of in pawn shop murder

Wildflower tags get required requests
ATLANTA -- A late rush of applications has given the state Department of Transportation enough orders to move forward with plans to issue special license tags to raise money for highway beautification, DOT officials announced Wednesday.

Drowning victim found after fatal dive
A swim in Little River on Wednesday afternoon ended tragically when a 20-year-old Evans man drowned after diving from a two-story railroad trestle, authorities said.

NAACP chief: Board should handle effort
The president of the South Carolina NAACP said Wednesday that the newly elected superintendent and novice board members should be given a chance to rebuild Allendale County's run-down school system be fore the state barges in.

Speedway zoning change puts developer in doubt
Even though Columbia County commissioners unanimously agreed Tuesday night to rezone Augusta Motor Speedway, the green flag may not drop for a return of racing to Augusta.

City votes to privatize sewer plants

Against legal advice, council limits building
Against the strong advice of their lawyers, Augusta commissioners -- with the help of Mayor Bob Young -- voted for an ordinance Tuesday almost certain to land the city in court if finally adopted.

State senator convicted of mail fraud

Senator's fraud trial now in jury's hands
ATLANTA -- Arguments in the trial of suspended Sen. Diana Harvey Johnson ended Tuesday much the way they began two weeks ago, with prosecutors saying she tried to cover up a scheme to funnel government grants to her business, and her lawyer responding that she was, at worst, a sloppy bookkeeper and overzealous.

Face lift to benefit businesses

Child's grave given new marker
For over 40 years, the tiny grave lay unmarked in a forgotten cemetery, hidden among the pines on Fort Gordon.

Hopeful wants to get name on ballot

Developers shift focus to golf site
Plans for Riverwood Plantation have been put on hold while developers concentrate on the golf course and clubhouse that will be the centerpiece of the 2,216-acre subdivision in Columbia County.

Bad-debt expenses written off

Official seeking 3rd term
AIKEN -- Karen Papouchado announced Wednesday she will seek a third term on Aiken City Council. She serves District 3, the west side of town. Mrs. Papouchado listed six issues that form the focus of her re-election bid:

Wildflower tags get required requests

Legislators, MCG avert showdown
Augusta legislators and Medical College of Georgia officials seemed headed for battle Tuesday night over the potential new management of MCG's hospital and clinics but appeared to quell that concern in the name of promoting Augusta's health care excellence.

Cool at the pool

Limits on watering continue
Despite recent rains odd-even water restrictions remain in place for county residents. And Utilities Director Max Hicks said Tuesday that there is not a plan to lift the restrictions.

NAACP chief: Board should handle effort

Area briefs: Woman hears from missing husband
A Harlem man reported missing July 2 has told his wife he is living in another state, authorities said Tuesday.

Area briefs: Files show help in Olympics bid
Atlanta Olympics chief Billy Payne called in several favors from friends at Augusta National Golf Club to help Atlanta in its bid for the 1996 Games, newly released records show.

Bush Field officials try to drum up airline interest
By summer's end, Bush Field executives will have a new plan for selling their airport to travelers. But for now, they're selling it to the airlines.

State senator convicted of mail fraud
ATLANTA -- Suspended Savannah Sen. Diana Harvey Johnson faces up to 25 years in prison and $1.25 million in fines after being convicted Wednesday of defrauding the state in what prosecutors called a scheme to funnel government grants to her business.

Face lift to benefit businesses
SAVANNAH -- Juanita Triola practically has to drag customers down to her clothing boutique on the far west end of River Street.

Jury to decide Aiken shooting case

Educator tells horror of shooting
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. -- Columbine High School's district Superintendent Jane Hammond told Georgia education leaders Monday that she once was like many of them -- concerned about school shootings but confident such violence could never touch any of her campuses.

Kennedy body, airplane wreckage located
AQUINNAH, Mass. -- The wreckage of John F. Kennedy Jr.'s plane was located off the coast of Martha's Vineyard with Kennedy's body still aboard, and the Navy readied a recovery mission, government officials and family sources said today.

Educator tells horror of shooting
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. -- Columbine High School's district Superintendent Jane Hammond told Georgia education leaders Monday that she once was like many of them -- concerned about school shootings but confident such violence could never touch any of her campuses.

Woman gets rid of animals

18-year-old found guilty of in pawn shop murder
AIKEN -- A jury rejected a defense conspiracy theory Tuesday, convicting an 18-year-old native of Thailand of pulling the trigger in the 1997 murder of an Aiken pawn shop owner.

Speedway zoning change puts developer in doubt

Bad-debt expenses written off
AIKEN -- In its first regular meeting since the 1999/2000 fiscal year began July 1, Aiken County Council took the opportunity to do a little bookkeeping and spend a little money Tuesday night.

Bush Field officials try to drum up airline interest

Keeping it straight
Phillip Bell of McCormick drives his paver slowly as he and co-worker Lucky Battle make sure asphalt is put down in a straight line Tuesday. Satterfield Construction Co., which employs both men, is in Aiken this week and next week to repave Richland Avenue.

Officer, inmates injured

Hopeful wants to get name on ballot
AIKEN -- The race for the late Rudy Mason's vacant seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives is no longer simply a Republican affair.

Legislators, MCG avert showdown

Officer, inmates injured
AIKEN -- Eight inmates were treated for minor injuries and the correctional officer in charge of them was hospitalized Tuesday after a pickup truck plowed into their prison van on Interstate 20 at the Georgia line.

New century fanfare was mild

City votes to privatize sewer plants
Augusta commissioners voted Tuesday to turn over the city's sewer plants to a private company despite an unanswered question about potential legal bills.

Educator tells horror of shooting

Council limits building
Against the strong advice of their lawyers, Augusta commissioners -- with the help of Mayor Bob Young -- voted for an ordinance Tuesday almost certain to land the city in court if finally adopted.

Magazine map labels city `South Augusta'

Limits on watering continue

Rescue workers

Jury to decide Aiken shooting case
AIKEN -- A jury is expected to decide today what happened when, authorities said, 17-year-old Jantzen Keith Bradley was shot to death after he and a group of other Aiken high school students went to the wrong house looking for a late-night party.

Governor plans to attend forum on public education

Kennedy body, airplane wreckage located

Vote on the top news of the century

Courvoisier Martin
MCCORMICK, S.C. -- Courvoisier Jafar Martin, 4, of 480 U.S. Highway 378, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999.

Mrs. Betty Reames
BATH -- Mrs. Betty Carter Reames, 67, of 14 Spoffard Row, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Gazzie Sharpe Jr.
WINDSOR -- Mr. Gazzie Leonard Sharpe Jr., 76, of 825 Colbert Bridge Road, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Roma Duggan
Mrs. Roma Griffin Duggan, 87, of 1802 Pennsylvania Ave., died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at Kentwood Nursing Home.

Mr. Eddie Fowler
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Eddie Ray Fowler, 74, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at Oconee Health Care.

Mr. Larry Green
AIKEN - Mr. Larry L. Green, 47, of Aiken, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Ms. Dorothy Davis
AVERA, Ga. -- Ms. Dorothy R. Davis, 73, of 1494 Hadden Pond Road, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Aurelie Taylor
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mrs. Aurelie Gertrude Cuthbert Taylor, 91, of 1734 Winchester Road, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at Screven County Hospital.

Mrs. Janet Stewart
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Janet Sheppard Stewart, 68, of 805 Gwendolyn St., died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Ellin Hagan
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mrs. Ellin Cochran Roebling Hagan, 72, died Monday, July 19, 1999, in Raleigh, N.C.

Mr. Claude Kitchens
WARTHEN, Ga. -- Mr. Claude Kitchens, 29, of 7688 Georgia Highway 15 N., died Monday, July 19, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Mattie Cummings
THOMSON -- Mrs. Mattie Ellen Bouthry Cummings, 55, of 276 Downing St., died Monday, July 19, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Ethel Shumpert
CAYCE, S.C. -- Mrs. Ethel Gantt Shumpert, a homemaker, member of Blind Chapter 4461 in Beaufort and oldest member of Pelion Baptist Church, Pelion, of 1716 Dunbar Road, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at Lexington Medical Center. She was 102.

Mr. Sammy Evans
BROOKLET, Ga. -- Mr. Sammy Michael Evans, 74, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Sarah Brunson
COLUMBIA -- Mrs. Sarah Chapman Brunson, 88, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at Magnolia Manor.

Mr. Richard Steed
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Mr. Richard Milton Steed, 66, of 5060 Village Gardens, died Thursday, July 15, 1999, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Annie Denmark
ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Mrs. Annie H. Denmark, 83, of Allendale, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties.

Mr. Ralph Roberson
TWIN CITY, Ga. -- Mr. Ralph E. Roberson, 65, of 263 Pufin Place, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Ms. Evelyn McAndrew
WILLISTON, S.C. -- Ms. Evelyn Gayle McAndrew, 48, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at Academy Street Home.

Mr. Dennis Deas
GRACEWOOD, Ga. -- Mr. Dennis L. Deas, 88, of 4110 Gracewood Drive, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Sara Thomas
Mrs. Sara W. Thomas, 75, of 104 E. Watkins St., died Monday, July 19, 1999, at Southwest Community Hospital.

Mrs. Alice Price
WADLEY, Ga. -- Mrs. Alice Johnson Price, 86, of 868 N. Main St., died Monday, July 19, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospice.

Mr. Daniel Bussey
Mr. Daniel Bussey, 70, of 1325 Mauge St., died Saturday, July 17, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Fred Whittle
SPRINGFIELD, S.C. -- Mr. Fred O'Neal Whittle, 81, of Firetower Road, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at Orangeburg Regional Medical Center.

Mr. William Cheney Sr.
Mr. William Irvin Cheney Sr., 69, of 2525 Elderberry Drive, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. James Jordan
Mr. James Marion Jordan, 58, of 153 Spruce Pine Drive, Evans, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. James Reeves
AIKEN -- Mr. James A. Reeves, 76, of 405 Bonner St., died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Tyquavian Few
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Tyquavian Sunchez Few, 2, of 501 Hill St., died Monday, July 19, 1999, at McDuffie County Hospital, Thomson.

Mr. Jeffrey Sanders
OLAR, S.C. -- Mr. Jeffrey Wayne Sanders, 24, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at Barnwell County Hospital.

Mr. George Tully Jr.
AIKEN -- Mr. George Alfred Tully Jr., 81, of 318 Landing Drive, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at Pepper Hill Nursing Center.

Mrs. Lorene Stafford
TIGNALL, Ga. -- Mrs. Lorene Garrett Stafford, 78, of 1188 Holiday Estates, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Wayne Herndon
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Wayne Abel Herndon, 46, of 1217 Herndon Road, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, in Jenkins County.

Mrs. Annie Denmark

Tyquavian Few

Ms. Evelyn McAndrew

Mr. Eddie Fowler

Mr. Dennis Deas

Mrs. Sarah Brunson

Mrs. Roma Duggan

Mr. Larry Green

Mr. William Cheney Sr.

Mr. Gazzie Sharpe Jr.

Mr. Jeffrey Sanders

Mrs. Ethel Shumpert

Mrs. Lorene Stafford

Mrs. Sara Thomas

Mrs. Aurelie Taylor

Mr. Daniel Bussey

Mr. Wayne Herndon

Mr. Claude Kitchens

Mrs. Janet Stewart

Mr. Richard Steed

Mr. Ralph Roberson

Courvoisier Martin

Mrs. Alice Price

Mr. George Tully Jr.

Mrs. Mattie Cummings

Mrs. Ellin Hagan

Asks why media isn't questioning
The Clinton administration has evoked the ghost of the World War II Holocaust as justification for the military action against Serbia. Well, if that image is correct then the administration has pulled off a propaganda coup that would make Joseph Goebbels proud. Vince Colwell, Martinez

John Kennedy Jr.
The nation best knew John F. Kennedy Jr. as the 3-year-old boy saluting his assassinated father's passing coffin in November of 1963.

Wants outlet mall, no chemicals
I agree with DeVeata Williams' letter regarding south Augusta getting an outlet mall. I've seen bus loads of shoppers come to Hamrick's in North Augusta from as far away as Macon to shop there -- completely by-passing Augusta. And I know of Augustans who go to Alabama to shop outlets. Hmmmm. Eleanor S. Farrell, Augusta

Seeks speedier felony trials in S.C.
The July 11 Chronicle published a schedule of upcoming trials in the area, which included the trial date for Hastings Wise (in spring 2000) for the murders and other injuries from the shootings at the R. E. Phelon Co. in September, 1997. Russell D. Phelon, Aiken

Offers views on JFK Jr., golf, etc.
Hopefully, some random, thought-provoking questions: If that had been Joe Nobody and his family in the private airplane accident off Martha's Vineyard, how much of the taxpayers' money would have been spent looking for them vis-a-vis the search... Perry Holcomb, North Augusta

Chides pro-HMO advertising pitch
I was both amused and annoyed after reading the Associated Press article on the health maintenance organizations' advertising campaign to boost their poor image. Bob Seipel, Martinez

China advice needed
Informed Americans are aware of the Cox report's scathing criticism of the Clinton-Gore administration's dangerous security laxness, borderiung on treason, that led to Red China's thefts of super-secret nuclear and missile technologies from U.S. weapons labs.

Answers 'Boondocks' letter writers
I have been reading the letters regarding ``The Boondocks.''... It annoys me that people can blow something so trivial out of proportion. ... Markus Winkler, North Augusta

LSC's fraudulent lies
If a private sector firm beefed up its bottom line by lying about its income to avoid paying taxes, the company would not only be hit with back taxes, interest and huge penalties, but its executives might also be charged with fraud.

Rues failure to include kickboxing
I was extremely disappointed to read that the sport of kickboxing was not included as an event in the Georgia Games. As the mother of four, I have noticed how these events provided positive role models for my children.Susie Felz, Augusta

Muses of potential 'contributions'
I have been a subscriber to George since issue one and am a big Kennedy-phile (Camelot and all that...). Kent Brown, New Ellenton

Says some letter writers 'confused'
Judging from their letters, the retired veterans are the most bellicose group in Augusta. They are also thoroughly confused as to who their friends are in Congress and what they are doing to rectify the problems which plague the military retirees.T. Lamb, Coverdell

Answers critic on applicant's salary
While I don't make it a habit to respond to every accusation lobbed in the press, I feel compelled to respond to S. D. Curry's uninformed opinion (letter, July 19). Mayor Bob Young, Augusta

MCG: Work together
The Augusta legislative delegation had good reason to be upset earlier this year with the Medical College of Georgia's arbitrary decision to shut down the popular ``poor people's'' pharmacy as a cost-cutting measure -- a decision subsequently rescinded in wake of lawmakers' outrage.

Nightmare fish tale
The National Center for Public Policy Research does yeoman work in exposing the cruel excesses of government regulation. Here's the latest nightmare story:

Pulling ACOG's teeth
Getting information from Atlanta's 1996 Olympic organizers is harder than pulling teeth. After foot-dragging for months and under threat of congressional subpoena, the organizers are finally giving the public a small glimpse into the capital city's Olympic recruitment history.

Opposes DA's decision to re-try
How can a man in Augusta District Attorney Danny Craig's position not have any better sense than he's presenting to our community? Berry G. Doyle, Sr., Martinez

Overtime: GSU-Applachian State game televised

Late enrollment boosts Games

Armstrong advances on Paris, blasts `vulture journalism'

Young Augustan learns, wins quickly

Woods' eagle ties match

Games features its first Torch Walk

Snow close to deal with 76ers

Overtime: North Florida heads up list on honor roll

12-year-olds take the field for baseball tournament

Regional women's championship set for next year

State's finest dive in at new aquatic center

Workers coordinate athletics

New clubhouse dedicated

Olympian uses Games as tuneup

It's a name game for the PGA stop at Quad Cities

Ready for Games

Games athletes, spectators advised to prepare for heat

Armstrong tested on mountain climbs

Moya advances at Stuttgart, Medvedev injured

Disabled athletes compete

Sunscreen Internet hoax needlessly alarms parents
When Susan Goewey Carey received an alarming warning via the Internet recently, the mother of an 18-month-old stopped using sunscreen on her daughter.

Shuttle launch slated for Thursday
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- With perfect weather forecast, NASA prepared space shuttle Columbia today for a second launch attempt with Eileen Collins, the first woman to command a U.S. space flight.

Apple introduces iBook laptop computer
NEW YORK -- Apple Computer Inc. unveiled today a new laptop computer that uses novel wireless technology to let people roam around their houses as they roam around the Internet.

Institute of Medicine backs changes in transplant system
WASHINGTON -- More of the nation's scarce livers should be transplanted into the sickest patients, the prestigious Institute of Medicine says in a report that largely sides with the Clinton administration in a dispute over who gets first chance at life.

Web site offers glimpse of landmark
Many can remember a time not that long ago when Central Park was synonymous with the more unpleasant aspects of urban decline: litter, decaying structures and the distinct prospect of being mugged -- or worse.

Johnson & Johnson is developing a contraceptive patch
NEW YORK -- The biggest maker of the pill is developing the world's first birth control patch for women, a device that will deliver contraceptives through the skin for a week.

Heart attacks more likely to kill women
Under age 50, women's heart attacks are twice as likely as men's to be fatal, but the gap narrows and eventually disappears later in life.

Launch of first female shuttle commander off until Thursday
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The first U.S. space flight to be commanded by a woman was postponed until Thursday following a hydrogen-leak scare in the final moments of the countdown for shuttle Columbia.

N.C. lawmakers vote to pull out of nuclear waste compact
RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina lawmakers voted to stop development of a low-level nuclear waste dump to replace a South Carolina facility that is one of three such dumps in the nation.

FCC: Most broadcast, cable networks use voluntary ratings
WASHINGTON -- All of the major broadcast networks and most of the 40 basic cable networks already have adopted voluntary ratings that can be read by televisions equipped with v-chip technology, says a Federal Communications Commission study.

Mercury capsule recovered after 38 years
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Like a ghost, the Mercury space capsule emerged from its 38-year-old grave at the bottom of the sea and came back to shore today to begin a new life as a monument to space exploration.

Space race key to successful U.S. moon landings, astronauts say
WASHINGTON -- The men of Apollo 11, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first landing on the moon, credited the competition of a space race with the Soviet Union for the success of America's lunar program.

Space theater has no bad seats
A red glow, reflected from the 30-foot parabolic screen at the University of South Carolina Aiken's DuPont Planetarium, illuminates the faces of a small group of girls. They squirm and chatter, unable to sit still.

N.C. lawmakers vote to pull out of nuclear waste compact

Heart attacks more likely to kill women

Web site offers glimpse of landmark

Launch of first female shuttle commander off until Thursday

Shuttle launch slated for Thursday

Space race key to successful U.S. moon landings, astronauts say

Mercury capsule recovered after 38 years

Johnson & Johnson is developing a contraceptive patch

Space theater has no bad seats

FCC: Most broadcast, cable networks use voluntary ratings

Apple introduces iBook laptop computer