Baseball hires replacement umps

Braves future lies in the trade

Four-run sixth clinches Jackets victory

Four-run sixth clinches Jackets victory

Smoltz set to start Saturday

Braves notebook: Smoltz's status for Saturday uncertain

Braves pull out needed win

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

Columbia County claims state title in Pre-Majors

Braves nearing rock bottom

Jackets slip past Hagerstown

Manners necessary for Games

Additional business news
Dow index slips more than 33 points ... Amazon.com stock dips 13 percent ... Online retailer announces losses ... Disney earnings inch up

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
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.

Grants aid hiring of elderly
A high-tech world requires high-tech training, and South Carolina businesses could be compensated for providing that valuable know-how to older hires.

U.S. Battery to create 120 jobs

European Union investigates Coke for antitrust violations

Area unemployment hits 5.6 percent
For the second month since April, the Augusta area unemployment rate continued to rise, the Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday. It was 5.6 percent in June.

Area unemployment hits 5.6 percent

European Union investigates Coke for antitrust violations
NEW YORK -- Coca-Cola's chairman insisted Thursday the company's recovery from a European health scare is on track, despite a new jolt of bad news -- an investigation of charges the soft-drink maker tried to bully competitors out of Europe.

Compaq names new chief executive

New home construction falls sharply in June

Augusta finally gets good news

Package giant UPS going public

Setting the scene

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.

Business briefs

Greenspan poised to fight inflation
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told Congress today that 1999 has been an ``exceptional year'' for the American economy. But he pledged the central bank will ``act promptly and forcefully'' at the first hint of inflation dangers.

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.

Compaq names new chief executive
NEW YORK -- Reaching inside its own ranks for a new leader, Compaq Computer Corp. named chief operating officer Michael D. Capellas as chief executive on Thursday in a bid to revive its flagging computer sales and profits.

Grants aid hiring of elderly

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

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.

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.

Kissinger reflects on career
NEW YORK -- Sitting in his 26th-floor Park Avenue office, against a backdrop of photos of himself with many of the 20th century's most influential people, Henry Kissinger looks out at a world drastically different from the one he shaped as America's top diplomat.

Man's vision brought wealth
Hubert E. Anderson heeded his father's advice and is now a wealthy man.

Offers views on JFK Jr., golf, etc.

Offers some summer advice for pets

Answers critic on applicant's salary

Wants outlet mall, no chemicals

Opposes DA's decision to re-try

Raps critic; lauds Aiken Co. sheriff

MCG: Work together

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.

Hot, wet weather creates problems for area lawns
Gardeners spend endless hours attempting to perfect lawns and gardens, but all too often all that work is in vain.

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.

Giant bird resembled prehistoric creature
Late one afternoon in 1932, zoologist Ivan Sanderson was leading an expedition across the Assumbo Mountains in Cameroon when he saw a "monstrous bird" skimming low across a river.

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.

Georgia Games extravaganza
It's definitely not an international event like the Masters Tournament, which draws 250,000 visitors, but as many as 30,000 out-of-towners are expected in Augusta this weekend to watch or participate in the Georgia Games.

Classical guitarist had a rocky start
Growing up in Augusta, classical guitarist Keith Gehle was inspired by the blues and rock picking of Eric Clapton.

Weekend highlights
Liam Neeson stars as a doctor who takes three patients to the haunted Hill House for what is supposed to be sleep disorder study. But they soon find out that things go bump in the night, preventing any semblance of sleep. Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Dern and Lili Taylor round out the cast.

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.

Beach music can still move people's feet
Shagging, apparently, is still cool. Beach music practitioners Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots drew a capacity crowd of shaggers to Jessye Norman Amphitheater over the Independence Day weekend.

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?

Classical guitarist had a rocky start
Growing up in Augusta, classical guitarist Keith Gehle was inspired by the blues and rock picking of Eric Clapton.

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.

Water world
At the zoo in Jackson, Miss., the Susans (they know who they are) did a great job of putting in a couple of water gardens for the new butterfly exhibit -- and in record time, too.

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.

Excessive moisture endangers tomatoes
Q: I am having problems with my tomatoes. The leaves are turning yellow, and much of the fruit is rotten when I pick it.

Peabo's not about to yell like Tarzan
Peabo Bryson, the silky-smooth singer responsible for hugely successful themes from two Disney animated films, is unfazed that the Mouse corporation tapped someone else for its latest animated feature, Tarzan.

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

Mornings on Thurmond produce bass

Red-letter day for Cleveland's orange and brown

Falcons move campaign to Furman

Elway-less Broncos begin quest for third straight title

Kicker taking place in history

Niners intensify pursuit of Phillips, re-sign Haley

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.

Toughest competitor to be heat
Georgia Games athletes will face a dangerous opponent on Augusta's playing fields today -- the sun.

Games notebook: Company recognizes youth team
The Thomson-McDuffie County Bulldogs baseball team was awarded the Atlanta Gas Light Sportsmanship Award in honor of former teammate Adam McCorkle, who died April 23 after being hit in a baseball game, at a ceremony Thursday night at Blanchard Field.

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.

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

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.

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.

Officials fret over weather
Eight teams arrived at Eisenhower Park for the 12-and-under youth baseball tournament Wednesday with the same, simple game plan.

Director fulfills wish with All-Star Band
Charles Smith is fulfilling one of his dreams tonight. When he steps in front of the Augusta Georgia Games All-Star Band during the Games' Opening Ceremonies, he will lift his baton to conduct a group he considers ``his kids.''

Competition not just for the athletic
Every now and then I consider myself an athlete. Not a world-class one, mind you. But one who enjoys the recreation, the competition.

Tennis players undaunted by heat
Clyde Jordan had a meeting with his barber Thursday night. But it wasn't at the Silver Clipper for his usual trim. His stylist, Yaska Mosley, is a local amateur tennis player who will be Jordan's mate in a mixed doubles match.

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

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.

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.

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.

Organizers tired but happy
After thousands of hours of preparation for the Georgia Games' debut in Augusta, members of the event's local organizing committee don't expect to get much rest anytime soon.

Basketball players motivated by Games
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Coaches normally spark the ambition in their players, but when the Georgia Games came to town, they didn't have to say a word.

Young competitors fill Games roster
Josh Wilson tucks the dusty mitt under his arm and peeks out from under his sweat-drenched cap. The 12-year-old may not realize it, but he symbolizes the Georgia Games Championships.

Swimmer sets lofty goals
It's a long drive to Baton Rouge, La. -- 14 hours by Cissy Schepens' estimate. So when she makes the trip back to Louisiana State University in August, Schepens said, she hopes she has extra baggage to make the trip a bit more bearable: a gold medal from the Georgia Games.

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.

Manners necessary for Games
With all the guests in town this weekend for the Georgia Games, Aimee Elwell suggests we remember our manners. These are, after all, not the recent Redneck Games where some different standards applied:

In the Know

Angels of thread

Peabo's not about to yell like Tarzan

Giant bird resembled prehistoric creature

Augusta chosen for movie premiere

Hot, wet weather creates problems for area lawns

Capsules

Classical guitarist had a rocky start

Weekend highlights

Georgia Games extravaganza

Classical guitarist had a rocky start

In the Know

Water world

Age old questions : Discipline needs to come first

Augusta chosen for movie premiere

Capsules

Excessive moisture endangers tomatoes

Angels of thread

Man's vision brought wealth

Augusta Canal to be focus of book
Augusta Canal, whose hydropower transformed the city into an antebellum industrial empire, was conceived in 1844 when leading residents launched a campaign that would change the South forever.

Governor plans to attend forum on public education

Norwood backs bill to lift limits on construction workers

State to take over Allendale schools
COLUMBIA -- History was made on Senate Street on Thursday when South Carolina announced its first-ever takeover of a public school system. It was an expected blow that still stunned Allendale citizens who wanted another chance to salvage their failing schools.

Youth, elderly bond at Shiloh

Jury rules Aiken shooting an accident

Barnes says he will not ask senator to resign

Cool at the pool

Women's center gets funding

My summer vacation
Randy Freeland (from right) and Josh Napier pause from work as Trey Johnson sprays them with water.

Scientists focus on X-rays

JFK J.r's ashes scattered at sea
FALMOUTH, Mass. -- In a farewell at sea, a Navy destroyer carried family members today to a ceremony to release the ashes of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife and sister-in-law at a site not far from where they died.

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.

Enforcement presence can deter potential problems

Kissinger reflects on career

Area briefs: Judge approves Cross Creek zones

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.

Wildflower tags get required requests

Local funeral homes to hold Kennedy/Bessette memorial services
Local funeral homes will hold memorial services in honor of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and her sister Lauren Bessette.

Twins get sentences for selling cocaine

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.

Scientists focus on X-rays
ATHENS, Ga. -- Researchers from across the country are meeting in Georgia this week to learn new techniques for old technology, using specially configured X-rays for scientific study.

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:

Women's center gets funding
Governing boards for University Hospital voted Thursday to approve a $50 million bond issue that will cover the hospital's new women's center and improve its cash on hand.<

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.

Enforcement presence can deter potential problems
When the foul-mouthed adolescents of South Park hit the silver screen in Columbia County, Scott Bagwell knew he was going to need backup.

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.

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.

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.

State to take over Allendale schools

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.

JFK J.r's ashes scattered at sea

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.

Security at SRS honored

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.

Augusta Canal to be focus of book

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.

Road widening

Kennedy body, airplane wreckage located

Area briefs: Files show help in Olympics bid

Developers shift focus to golf site

Official changes his staff

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.

Harlem proposes raise for council members
Harlem's mayor and its city council members would receive a $100 a month pay raise if a proposed city ordinance passes.

Jury rules Aiken shooting an accident
AIKEN -- A jury rejected murder charges against a Warrenville man Thursday, convicting him instead of involuntary manslaughter for shooting an Aiken High School student after a disturbance at the man's house last year.

Area briefs: Judge approves Cross Creek zones
A federal judge Thursday approved the student-attendance zone for Richmond County's new Cross Creek High School, clearing the way for the Old Waynesboro Road campus to open next month.

Magazine map labels city `South Augusta'

Youth, elderly bond at Shiloh
Arthur Dudley has been playing pinochle with his friends at Shiloh Community Center every Thursday since he retired in the early 1980s.

Drowning victim found after fatal dive

Security at SRS honored
Savannah River Site's security contractor received every cent of a possible $1 million in bonuses for its performance through May.

Rescue workers

Crime unit to focus on juveniles
Columbia County is taking an aggressive stance against juvenile crime this year, making sure children are in school during the day and off the streets between midnight and 6 a.m.

Twins get sentences for selling cocaine
SAVANNAH -- Twins Derrell and Terrell Gaulden were born together, operated a drug-dealing enterprise together and now will do time together.

NAACP chief: Board should handle effort

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

Crime unit to focus on juveniles

Norwood backs bill to lift limits on construction workers
WASHINGTON -- Labor regulations that make it difficult for construction companies to hire nonskilled workers need to be changed, the president of a Georgia contracting firm told a House panel this week.

Official seeking 3rd term

State senator convicted of mail fraud

Kennedy body, airplane wreckage located

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.''

Jury to decide Aiken shooting case

Woman gets rid of animals

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.

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.

Barnes says he will not ask senator to resign
ATLANTA -- Gov. Roy Barnes indicated Thursday he won't ask suspended Sen. Diana Harvey Johnson to resign over her conviction this week on five counts of mail fraud.

Harlem proposes raise for council members

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

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

Mrs. Sara Thomas
Mrs. Sara W. Thomas, 74, of 104 E. Watkins St., died Monday, July 19, 1999, at Southwest Community Hospital.

Mrs. Barbara Kearse
ALLENDALE, S.C. -- Mrs. Barbara Ann Ellison Kearse, 45, of 19 Butler St., died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at her residence.

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

Rev. Rosa Morris
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- The Rev. Rosa Lee Morris, 87, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at Screven County Hospital.

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

Mrs. Kiem Le
MONTCLAIR, Calif. -- Mrs. Kiem Thi Le, 99, died Friday, July 16, 1999, in Montclair.

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

Mrs. Janie Mells
SARDIS, Ga. -- Mrs. Janie Mells, of 732 N. Hill St., died Saturday, July 17, 1999, at Burke County Hospital, Waynesboro.

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.

Ms. Eva Kelly
TENNILLE, Ga. -- Ms. Eva Kelly, 91, of 205 Simmons St., died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at Oconee Health Care Center.

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

Mr. Eugene Williams
Mr. Eugene Williams, 67, died Thursday, July 15, 1999, at the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Miami.

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

Mr. Anthony Brown
Mr. Anthony Jared Brown, 39, of 516 Fairhope St., died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at University Hospital.

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

Mrs. Mattie Key
Mrs. Mattie Julia Baskett Key, 73, of 1510 Wilder St., died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia 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.

Mr. Robert Avera Sr.
MIAMI -- Mr. Robert Avera Sr., 73, of 5962 N.W. Third Ave., died Thursday, July 15, 1999.

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. James Hayes Sr.
WILLISTON, S.C. -- Mr. James Hayes Sr., 79, of 302 1/2 Elko St., died Monday, July 19, 1999, at Barnwell County Hospital.

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

Mrs. Addie Terry
Mrs. Addie Fuller Terry, 73, of 712 Albany Ave., died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at her residence.

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

Mrs. Annie Price
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Annie Laura Price, 94, of Tennille, died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at Heritage Inn.

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

Mrs. Essie Gleaton
PELION, S.C. -- Mrs. Essie Mae Pough Gleaton, 58, of 142 Shumpert Mill Road, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at her residence.

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

Mr. William McDonald Sr.
Mr. William Wayne McDonald Sr., 68, died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

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

Mrs. Bertha Coursey
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Bertha Marie Coursey, 65, of 3034 Highway 220 E., died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at her residence.

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

Mrs. JoAnn Reddick
SARDIS, Ga. -- Mrs. JoAnn Ellison Reddick, 63, of 626 Burke St., died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

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

Mrs. Kathryn Curtis
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Kathryn Walker Curtis, 66, of 107 Bray St., died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at Anne Maria Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

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

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

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

Mrs. Aurelie Taylor

Mrs. Annie Denmark

Mr. Eugene Williams

Mrs. Sarah Brunson

Mr. James Hayes Sr.

Mr. Eddie Fowler

Mrs. Addie Terry

Mrs. Sara Thomas

Mrs. Barbara Kearse

Mr. Daniel Bussey

Mrs. Kiem Le

Mr. Gazzie Sharpe Jr.

Mrs. Ethel Shumpert

Tyquavian Few

Mr. Larry Green

Mr. Ralph Roberson

Rev. Rosa Morris

Mr. William Cheney Sr.

Mrs. Mattie Key

Mr. Claude Kitchens

Mrs. Sara Thomas

Mr. Richard Steed

Mrs. Bertha Coursey

Mrs. Ellin Hagan

Ms. Eva Kelly

Ms. Evelyn McAndrew

Mrs. JoAnn Reddick

Mr. Wayne Herndon

Courvoisier Martin

Mrs. Roma Duggan

Mrs. Janie Mells

Offers some summer advice for pets
During the hot summer months, many of us are so busy keeping cool we forget the special attention we need to pay to our pets. Here is some helpful advice that will keep them cool and healthy: Jim Larmer, Augusta

Mays: key to `sanity'
The decision where to locate a preponderance of Augusta's government offices, which has been on the City Commission's agenda since consolidation, was supposed to finally be decided Tuesday.

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

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.

Raps critic; lauds Aiken Co. sheriff
This is in response to the July 8 letter by D.L. Wright, ``Seeks higher Aiken Co. DUI arrests.'' J.D. Wiggins, Aiken

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

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.

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

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

Criminals on the run
If we didn't know better, we might think Sheriff Charlie Webster made up the latest crime statistics himself. They certainly couldn't be better for his department -- or, more importantly, for the safety and security of Augusta residents.

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

Missile defense urgent
In light of the Cox report on China's massive theft of American nuclear and missile secrets, the question is no longer if the United States should deploy missile defenses, but what kind and how fast.

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

Notes observance, work of group
Gov. Roy Barnes has proclaimed July 25 through July 31 as the Family Connection Week in Georgia. In his proclamation, Gov. Barnes acknowledges that Georgia ``cannot afford the staggering human and financial costs associated with teen pregnancy, child abuse and neglect, juvenile crime, low birth weight babies, and poor school performance.'' James L. Kendrick, Augusta

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

Opposes any gun safety lock law
I must take issue with your editorial ``Back safety locks.'' John Culbert, Williston

Regional women's championship set for next year

Disabled athletes compete

Games features its first Torch Walk

Organizers tired but happy

Games notebook: Company recognizes youth team

Prep notes: Hayes, Willingham to play in summer all-star games

Snow close to deal with 76ers

Basketball players motivated by Games

12-year-olds take the field for baseball tournament

Competition not just for the athletic

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

IOC looks at practical shooting

Workers coordinate athletics

Officials fret over weather

Overtime: North Florida heads up list on honor roll

Director fulfills wish with All-Star Band

Young Augustan learns, wins quickly

Toughest competitor to be heat

Armstrong advances on Paris, blasts `vulture journalism'

Tennis players undaunted by heat

Games athletes, spectators advised to prepare for heat

Labonte ready to make run at Pocono

Late enrollment boosts Games

Overtime: Augusta State woman honored by Peach Belt

State's finest dive in at new aquatic center

Swimmer sets lofty goals

Young competitors fill Games roster

Olympian uses Games as tuneup

A possible rematch several years too late

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.

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.

Internet leaders gather for summit
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. -- The Internet industry turned out this week in full Gatsby-esque form. Atop a windy bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, wealth, glitter, self-infatuation and self-doubt were on display in quantities worthy of the fictional social pretender.

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.

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.

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.

Condors have no fear of humans at the Grand Canyon
PHOENIX -- The California condors that have been reintroduced to the wild are getting a little too friendly at the Grand Canyon.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Universe unfolds for kids
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.

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.

NASA's first female commander finally soars
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Columbia blasted off early Friday with Eileen Collins, the first woman to command a U.S. space flight, and immediately ran into an electrical problem.

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.

Flood cooled Earth at end of the Ice Age
Sometimes global warming can result in cold weather. Scientists say that as the glaciers melted at the end of the Ice Age, so much cold fresh water gushed into the North Atlantic 8,200 years ago that it cooled the atmosphere for hundreds of years.

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.

Boat with plutonium cargo sets sail for Japan
CHERBOURG, France -- A British ship carrying a cargo of deadly plutonium left France on Wednesday en route for Japan, a controversial journey that Greenpeace failed to prevent.

Management of Internet addresses debated
WASHINGTON -- Quietly tapped by a Washington lawyer acting on the wishes of a reclusive university researcher, the 10 board members were meant to be the first trustees of the Internet: volunteer stewards who would assume technical control of the global computer network and break up Network Solutions Inc.'s lucrative monopoly in registering electronic addresses.

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

Heart attacks more likely to kill women

NASA's first female commander finally soars

Web site offers glimpse of landmark

Shuttle launch slated for Thursday

Apple introduces iBook laptop computer

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

Internet leaders gather for summit

Mercury capsule recovered after 38 years

Heart attacks more likely to kill women

Flood cooled Earth at end of the Ice Age

Space theater has no bad seats

Mercury capsule recovered after 38 years

Web site offers glimpse of landmark

Apple introduces iBook laptop computer

Universe unfolds for kids