Braves lead slipping

Jackets pound Hagerstown

Braves split unusual double

Jackets tonight

Braves notebook: Hudek's future with Braves cloudy following demotion

Braves notebook: Lefty Bowie promoted from Richmond, will work out of the bullpen

Storm blows away press box facing at Tiger Stadium

Jackets manager sticking with Cisar

Offering athletes guidance

Dialysis service consolidates facilities

Objection to Wal-Mart thrift deal filed
WASHINGTON -- A community group has filed a formal objection with regulators over retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s proposed entry into the banking business, a few days after the House Banking Committee chairman denounced the deal.

On the move

Gold poised to regain some its tarnished luster soon

Strategist says impact from Y2K bug minimal
The stock market, the bond market and Y2K's impact on the economy will all be discussed Tuesday when Salomon Smith Barney's senior portfolio strategist speaks at a local investment seminar.

College savings plan has some drawbacks

Greenspan's words rattle markets

Firm wins Public Safety Award
R.W. Allen & Associates Inc. has been presented with a Public Safety Award for safe job sites by Bituminous Insurance Co.

Mergers changing face of city
The corporate headquarters of Augusta's only New York Stock Exchange-listed company moved to Chicago last year when Merry Land & Investment Co. announced a merger with Equity Residential Properties Trust.

Pepsi behind complaint that prompted Coke raids in Europe
ATLANTA -- PepsiCo has acknowledged filing the complaint that prompted a European investigation into whether Coca-Cola is illegally trying to force competitors out of the market.

Dialysis service consolidates facilities
The world's biggest provider of dialysis service is strengthening its position in the metro Augusta market with a $2 million facility near Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Firm wins Public Safety Award

Augusta-based bank posts record profits
Augusta-based Georgia Bank Financial Corp., the holding company for Georgia Bank & Trust Co., reported record second quarter earnings Friday.

Pepsi behind complaint that prompted Coke raids in Europe

Revenue for park dwindles

Objection to Wal-Mart thrift deal filed

Strategist says impact from Y2K bug minimal

Ways available to cut unwanted solicitations

South Korea's Daewoo flew higher and higher, until it fell
SEOUL, South Korea -- For three decades, Kim Woo-choong was South Korea's rising star.

Business briefs
Georgia issues fines on insurance firms ... Orders drop for Gardenburger

College savings plan has some drawbacks
DALLAS -- Can taking out an insurance policy help the average family save for college? Don't bet your (variable) life on it.

Revenue for park dwindles
Columbia County officials have a lot of soul searching to do. The development authority's finances have dwindled, and its two industrial parks are nearly full.

Gold poised to regain some its tarnished luster soon
NEW YORK -- In movies like Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Goldfinger people would lie, cheat, steal, even kill for gold. These days it looks like no one wants to go near it, including mutual fund investors.

Mergers changing face of city

Ways available to cut unwanted solicitations
Q: My mailbox is constantly stuffed with catalogs and credit card applications. Is there a way to stop all these unwanted solicitations?

Greenspan's words rattle markets
NEW YORK -- Two things that scare most people are heights and speed, and both are factors in today's economy. The stock market is at an all-time high and the economy is racing ahead.

On the move
Beverly A. Bompart has accepted the principalship at Hillcrest Baptist Church School.

Augusta-based bank posts record profits

A look at the 20th Century: 1957
Economic strength and prosperity at home, fears of communist domination abroad and school desegregation enforced by the U.S. Army were among the high-water marks of 1957.

A look at the 20th Century: 1956
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled bus segregation unconstitutional, Elvis rocked America and Augustans liked Ike. It was 1956. The country and the world stood at the precipice of change.

The party switchers

Thinks search bill goes to Kennedys

Condemns congressional salary hike

Muses about smoking, responsibility

Claims Southern 'experiment' failed

The first seven months

MCG footnote

Feels 'piece of our country died'

Cites local case where hospital fails

Probation for baby-killer

Why Allendale Co. flunked

Wants Ga. capital in Milledgeville

Hits airport's handicapped problem

Feels space pilots are unsung heroes

Blasts NAACP boycott, flag stance

Appreciates piece despite an error

Faith digest
Ball bats and gloves, lawn chairs and blankets are all singles need for the second annual Citywide Fellowship and Picnic at May Park, Fourth Street and Walton Way.

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.

On solid rock
Ashley Beasley needed more than determination to circumvent security guards at last month's Atlanta Fest, a showcase for Christian bands.

Hostess should not penalize her partner
Dear Carson: I am writing on behalf of a two-table bridge club. The hostess gives $2 for high score and $1 for second place.

Arts notebook: Exhibit showcases wide talent spectrum
ARTS FOR ALL -- Hephzibah native Carl Ross' multimedia artwork will be featured at Atlanta's Arts for All Gallery, which is dedicated to disabled Georgia artists.

Information runaround
It began as a normal call to directory assistance. The caller wanted the telephone number to the Buffalo Cafe, but there was a problem -- there was no such place. ``Sorry, no listing.'' Normally, that would have been the end.

Building a strong family calls for work
There are always signs of trouble in a family. Therefore, we are left to wonder how the parents of the teens in the recent shootings in Colorado and Georgia could be so blind and deaf to what was going on.

In the know
Do you weed, feed, seed and do whatever it takes to achieve a flawless lawn? Perhaps you have a neighbor or family member who is devoted to great grass. The Augusta Chronicle would like to interview local lawn addicts for an upcoming article. Please send us your nominee's name, address and daytime phone number.

Love flows through River of Life volunteers
River of Life has arrived in Lincolnton, Ga., and Augusta. About 170 young people and adult supervisors from across Georgia are finishing a three-day mission today, painting, roofing and building at about 20 sites.

On my summer vacation ...
French teacher Leslie Dawson of Aiken took a group of students from Augusta Christian Day School to London and France in April.

Planting hope for the future
Native Augustan Louis Hrabovsky is giving up the helm at North Carolina's premier dance company for greener pastures -- literally.

Bunker evokes images of Cold War
PEANUT ISLAND, Fla. -- Take a pleasant ferry ride up the Intracoastal Waterway. Look with longing at the multimillion-dollar Palm Beach mansions. Wave to passing yachters soaking up the sun.

Have boat, will fish

Camps an all-around struggle

Browns need to pick a starting quaterback

SEC coaches come together

Falcons notebook: Camp gets temporary home

Affidavit backs claims against Auburn

No Leaf, but no worries for Chargers

Moore to test modifications in offense

Tutt's focused on the future

Augusta boxer conquers trials
Athletes from around the area came to participate in this year's boxing event for the Georgia Games. For one local athlete, having the Georgia Games in Augusta was more of a homecoming than a boxing match.

Georgia Games notebook: Games not without glitches
Track-and-field competition has run rather smoothly the first two days of competition, but it hasn't been free of adversity.

Athletes make best of situation
Robert Conover isn't your typical head coach, and the Atlanta Rolling Hawks aren't a household name among basketball fans.

Seasoned athletes say age no barrier
Stepping up to the plate for Thursday's practice with his Komfort Heating and Air Conditioning softball team, Bud Lane displays the enthusiasm of youth.

Games launch new sports
Twenty-five years ago, many people said soccer would never catch on in the football-dominant South.

YMCA team rallies to upset select soccer club
The South DeKalb YMCA Sting soccer players ripped off their shirts after outscoring the favored opponents Saturday, not in a salute to U.S. soccer player Brandi Chastain, but in an effort to cool down.

Pitching earns win for Tribe
Matt Morrison is no gazelle. Rumor has it his mom is the fastest member of the family. ``She is,'' joked Matt's dad, Terry Morrison. ``And she ain't that fast.'' Though Matt's lack of foot speed has been a running joke at the Morrison household for years, the 22-year-old Augustan knows he would not be a successful pitcher today if he could run like the wind.

Boxers display mettle
It was time to lace up the boots, strap on the gloves and hit the ring as boxing officially started Friday afternoon. All 28 boxers who participated in the inaugural subnovice class were boxing in their first sanctioned matches as amateurs.

Augusta State entrants dominate rowing events
GLOVERVILLE -- It was a warm wind that blew across Langley Pond on Saturday, providing relief to a spirited group of about 175 rowers competing in the Georgia Games.

Game has broader purpose
Gary Winferry wanted to expose the youth of the Augusta public housing system to something other than negative role models and tempting wrongdoings.

Steamy weather expected to simmer down
Georgia Games athletes and spectators will catch a break -- somewhat -- from the weather today.

Wrestler illustrates sportsmanship
Blaine Carter just wanted to wrestle. But he didn't mind expending extra energy to help organizers of the Georgia Games wrestling championships held Saturday at Lakeside High School in Evans.

Local team still in running
Cam Griffin and the rest of the Martinez-Evans team had every reason to whoop it up at the 14-and-under baseball tournament Friday at Blanchard Park.

Rookie cyclist captures BMX bronze
Ben Lynn didn't have an expensive bike, a nice uniform or any BMX racing experience.

Sisters square off on mat
The Clash of the Titans had to wait as the Clash of the Cuties took center stage in the opening matches Saturday of Georgia Games judo competition at Patriots Park gymnasium in Grovetown.

Golfers go the distance
Nearly five hours under the Augusta sun wasn't enough for Ryan Tyndall and Brad Eskierka on Friday. Even though both were going to receive gold medals in the Georgia Games youth golf event's 13-15 age group for their 2-over-par 74s, Brad and Ryan chose to head back out for an optional sudden-death playoff at Augusta Municipal Golf Course.

Opening packs civic center
It was a hometown affair in more ways than one. Jill O'Grady just missed her chance to be a Georgia Games torchbearer in last year's Opening Ceremonies in Atlanta -- but got a second chance Friday night as her hometown looked on.

Starting blocks give child edge
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- It didn't take long for Christopher Davis and starting blocks to become best friends.

Heat complaints puzzle runner
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Lajuana Lovett can't figure out what all the fuss is about.

16-year-old cyclist's timing proves golden
The flock of neon-uniformed cyclists zips around the 0.8-mile course as a unit before exploding in a mad dash for the finish line.

Heat prompts more precautions
Heat continued to be a major player Friday in the Georgia Games Championships as the competition awarded its first medals -- in most cases.

Road race draws competitors from many generations
As O.B. Poole of Blythe strolled past red-faced Augustan Brent Hadden on Riverwalk Augusta, the greatest gap in the history of the Georgia Games Championships was created.

Siblings drawn to pool
Geneva El-Amin knew something was different when her three youngest children showed an early affinity for the pool.

Rugby players' readiness pays off
Tony Brooks' swan song was a wet one to remember. The 38-year-old captain of the two-time defending Georgia Games champion Aliens -- a team from Atlanta made up mostly of Life University students -- retired from rugby on a day when the heat index reached 110 degrees at 3:30 p.m. at Evans High School.

Georgia Games Notebook: Weightlifting for football leads Dukes to another sport
Dukes, 29, is competing in the super heavyweight category of today's one-day Olympic weightlifting competition at Evans High School.

Record crowd invades lanes
The sea of anxious juvenile bowlers appeared to have no end. A veteran staff with a vast history of running bowling tournaments was greeted by 178 Georgia Games Championships hopefuls when they arrived at Brunswick National Lanes on Saturday morning. The turnout was greater than the staff had anticipated.

Aiken horsewoman takes win in dressage
THOMSON, Ga. -- Lellie Ward spent 16 years as an alternate to the U.S. Olympic Equestrian Team.

Victorious gymnast has big dreams
It may be the goal of all 215 Georgia Games gymnastics competitors and thousands more across the country, but 10-year-old Kelsi Leonard of North Augusta knows what she wants to do as a gymnast.

Wakeboarding novice takes gold in contest
Although new to the sport of wakeboarding, Zach Beverly of Evans brought home a gold medal in his division in Friday's Georgia Games competition.

Swimming gives boy an outlet
Preston Conger goes about his work diplomatically. ``Before I swim, I tell the other people I'm swimming against `Good luck and God bless you all,''' said 10-year-old Preston, who participated in the swimming championships of the Georgia Games.

Intense focus
Ariel Rich, 14, of Hephzibah, follows through after making contact on a forehand during the Georgia Games tennis competition at Newman Tennis Center on Friday afternoon.

Games draw high-profile lifters
The last time Augustans saw the face of Thomas Ingalsbe, he was on television, competing more than a thousand miles away to become the world's strongest man.

Scheduling keeps some away from competition
Even as the Georgia Games attracts elite athletes in some sports, the field in other events isn't as deep as it could be; competing championships and sometimes season scheduling just keep some athletes away.

Many S.C. athletes are competing
In the first -- and perhaps only -- year competitors from other states will participate at the Georgia Games, the results have been decidedly mixed.

Athletes get unlikely venue
At the New Life Christian Center, ceiling fans turned quietly Friday, barely stirring the heated air in the non-air-conditioned sanctuary. But the real action was across the hall, where Stan Sisler made a furious comeback to win the third game of his Men's A Division racquetball match with Paul Knoblock.

Skaters wrongly directed
Augusta's Benjamin Lillis, 11, trained hard for the 10K in-line skating event at Fort Gordon.

Local women win Games' first medals
After all the work that went into bringing the Georgia Games to Augusta, it is only fitting that the first medals were awarded to two local teens.

Boxing career was short-lived
There are 42 participatory Georgia Games events in Augusta this weekend, some requiring little to no experience to compete. And I'm smart enough to pick the one that will alter my mug shot for months.

Competing with disabled rewarding
No matter how much I sweat Saturday morning, no matter how dehydrated I felt on the Newman Tennis Center courts playing best two-of-three sets in July's oppressive heat, all I needed for a quick pick-me-up was a passing glance at my partner, Tommy Gates.

Offering athletes guidance
Today's issue of your newspaper is filled with photos of Georgia Games athletes. Some will be straining. Some will be sweating.

Information runaround

On solid rock

In the know

Building a strong family calls for work

Planting hope for the future

Hostess should not penalize her partner

Bunker evokes images of Cold War

Arts notebook: Exhibit showcases wide talent spectrum

Faith digest

Giant bird resembled prehistoric creature

On my summer vacation ...

Love flows through River of Life volunteers

Candidate files charge of hostility
AIKEN -- GOP candidate Rebekah E. Sutherland says she's tired of ``hostile treatment'' by Aiken County Republican Chairwoman Diane Giddings.

United Way to redirect funds
Since 1994, the United Way of the Central Savannah River Area has celebrated a series of successful fund-raising campaigns. The money benefited a variety of charities -- locally and elsewhere.

A look at the 20th Century: 1956

Across the area

Officers look for gunmen
Police are searching for a gunman in a shoot-out in which a bystander was shot, and in an unrelated incident, the manager of a local restaurant suffered multiple bullet wounds after an attempted robbery escalated, police said.

A look at the 20th Century: 1957

Program at MCG a family tradition
It must have seemed inevitable that Juree Taylor would come to Medical College of Georgia for its intensive summer program -- everyone else in her family had.

Senator's clout will be missed

Buoys will be buoys

GOP candidates discuss boycott of state

I-20 wreck claims infant's life
A 5-month-old infant was killed and three adults injured when their vehicle careened off Interstate 20 on Saturday afternoon in Aiken County.

Officials mull tax projects

Across the area
Heat wave sparks blaze at duplex ... Barr confident of F-22 funding ... Man charged in toddler's death

United Way to redirect funds

Meeting analyzes schools
If the governor's education reform committee will be the architect of an improved state school system, then Augusta-area residents provided detailed specifications Friday.

Man pleads guilty to theft charges

Officials mull tax projects
With five months left before the special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) expires, the Columbia County Commission is examining ways such money could be used in the future.

I-20 wreck claims infant's life

Program at MCG a family tradition

Senator's clout will be missed
ATLANTA -- The mail-fraud conviction of Diana Harvey Johnson could leave 111,000 people in Thunderbolt, Garden City, Port Wentworth, and parts of Savannah without a voice in the state Senate next year, and Chatham County without one of its most powerful advocates in Atlanta.

Schools to consider arming safety officers

GOP candidates discuss boycott of state
AIKEN -- Republicans running for their party's nomination for the late Rudy Mason's seat say they don't think a boycott will furl the Confederate battle flag, but they say it will hurt the very ones it seeks to vindicate.

Assault suspect arrested

Canal panel seeks aid for land purchase

Candidate files charge of hostility

'Chronicle' reporter dies at 24

'Chronicle' reporter dies at 24
Todd Michael Bauer, a reporter for The Augusta Chronicle, died Friday after a brief battle with cancer. He was 24.

Assault suspect arrested

Officers look for gunmen

Quakes getting scrutiny

New tax credits have ups, downs

Quakes getting scrutiny
Alana Burke can recall the summer morning long ago when the windows in her Lincoln County, Ga., home began to rattle. It was subtle at first, just a vibration.

New tax credits have ups, downs
First, the good news. Though your property assessment may have gone up this year, your tax bill might still go down, according to tax officials.

Straight talk gets attention
CLEARWATER -- Fannie Reese is a blunt talker. When it comes to teaching the young people of Lakeside Baptist Church about the real world, she doesn't mince words.

Surgery aids 7-year-old stroke victim

Schools to consider arming safety officers
If the decision were up to Columbia County's school safety officers, they would carry weapons.

Chronicle to cover Pan American Games

Takeover of schools is seen as precedent
ALLENDALE, S.C. -- Babe Ruth was the best at bat, the banishment of beer and liquor had brought a feeling of rebellion, and blacks were the target of the KKK near the end of the Roaring '20s.

Governor raises some officials' pay
ATLANTA -- Lawmakers approved legislation this year mandating big pay raises for statewide elected officials, and now their appointed counterparts are cashing in on the bill.

Across the area
Officials say fumes likely caused fire ... Heat hospitalizes 14 trainees ... State gets nature-project grants

Capital travel plan to go to Aiken soon
AIKEN -- The date's not set yet, but Aiken will be the state capital for a day sometime in the next few months.

Assault suspect arrested
A Richmond County employee suspected in at least three random attacks was arrested Friday morning and charged in an attack on a 16-year-old girl.

Buoys will be buoys
Ryan Davis, 17, a member of the Augusta Ski Club, helps set up buoys for the beginning of the novice jumping, during the georgia Games waterskiing competitions.

Surgery aids 7-year-old stroke victim
It looked pale and fat pulsing against the scraped side of Kaditia Sutton's head. But it was beautiful to neurosurgeon Ann Marie Flannery as she stared over the edge of her green surgical mask.

Capital travel plan to go to Aiken soon

Canal panel seeks aid for land purchase
A national organization with broad expertise in preserving sensitive natural areas will help the Augusta Canal Authority acquire up to 55 acres along the canal near Interstate 20.

Meeting analyzes schools

Assault suspect arrested
A Richmond County employee suspected in at least three random attacks was arrested Friday morning and charged in an attack on a 16-year-old girl.

Across the area

Sentences in attacks include restitution
Two of three men who shot, stabbed or threatened others in unrelated attacks headed for prison Friday, while the third received probation and an order to pay his victim's medical bills.

Sentences in attacks include restitution

Man pleads guilty to theft charges
A man whose confession enabled investigators to bust a theft ring that included a former Aiken County sheriff pleaded guilty Friday in Richmond County Superior Court.

Mr. James Walker Sr.
HAMPTON, S.C. -- Mr. James F. Walker Sr., 70, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at Hampton Regional Medical Centers, Varnville.

Ms. Donna Griffith
SPARTA, Ga. -- Ms. Donna Cook Griffith, 44, died Friday, July 23, 1999.

Mrs. Martha Culpepper
DEARING -- Mrs. Martha H. Culpepper died Friday, July 23, 1999, in Thomson.

Mrs. Betty Wilson
Mrs. Betty Agnes Wilson, 83, of 2101 Walton Way, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Anna Chance
MILLEN, Ga. -- Mrs. Anna Twigs Chance, 91, of 466 S. Gray St., died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at Jenkins County Hospital.

Mr. James Kemp
METTER, Ga. -- Mr. James Lynwood Kemp, 53, of Route 2, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, in Statesboro.

Mr. Naeem Lacey
EVANS -- Mr. Naeem Adofo ``Dream'' Lacey, 20, of 1055 Walton's Court, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999.

Mr. Ronnie Hooks
NUNEZ, Ga. -- Mr. Ronnie Ellis Hooks, 40, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Rev. Leroy Kimble Sr.
The Rev. Leroy Kimble Sr., of 1923 Ellis St., died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at the V.A. Medical Center.

Mr. Charles Cumbee Jr.
PAWLEY'S ISLAND, S.C. -- Mr. Charles Thomas ``T.J.'' Cumbee Jr., 32, of 358 Saltmarsh Circle, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Annette Holley
Mrs. Annette R. Holley, 79, of 2401 Hiawassee Road, died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Walter Luckasavage Sr.
Mr. Walter John Luckasavage Sr., 98, of 1101 15th St., died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home.

Mr. Wilber Rosier
Mr. Wilber J. Rosier, 81, of Martinez, died Friday, July 23, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Robert Wommack
TENNILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Robert Wilburn Wommack, 77, of 206 Fourth St., died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at Washington Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Pauline Hancock
BLYTHE -- Mrs. Pauline Otts Hancock, of 4032 Bath-Edie Road, died Friday, July 23, 1999.

Mrs. Elizabeth Flournoy
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Elizabeth Hall Flournoy, 74, of 1071 Georgia Highway 17 S., died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Ms. Lillie Whigham
Ms. Lillie M. Whigham, 72, of 1232 Florence St., died Monday, July 19, 1999, at University Hospital.

`Chronicle' reporter, Todd Bauer, dies at 24
Todd Bauer, a reporter for The Augusta Chronicle, died Friday after a brief battle with cancer. He was 24.

Mrs. Geraldine Lockhart
TENNILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Geraldine Chapman Meeks Lockhart, 65, of 323 Fourth St., died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Robert Derrick Sr.
RIDGE SPRING, S.C. -- Mr. Robert Wendel Derrick Sr., 69, of 1020 W. Main St., died Thursday, July 22, 1999.

Mrs. Ginger Armitage
Mrs. Ginger Colvin Armitage, 53, of 2328 Longleaf Lane, died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Madge Gibson
AIKEN -- Mrs. Madge Gibson, 83, of 307 Gregg Ave., died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Doreen Segar
AIKEN -- Mrs. Doreen L. Segar, 42, of 1112 Wire Road, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Roy Mitchell
Mr. Roy B. Mitchell, 45, of Evans, died Thursday, July 22, 1999 in Forsythe.

Mrs. Cessie Fulcher
MILLEN, Ga. -- Mrs. Cessie Fulcher, 79, of 564 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Lynwood Scott Jr.
BEECH ISLAND -- Mr. Lynwood Scott Jr., 64, of 868 old Jackson Highway, died Friday, July 23, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. James Mealing Sr.
NEW YORK -- Mr. James Micheal Mealing Sr., of 975 Essex St., Brooklyn, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Patricia Whelan
SAVANNAH -- Mrs. Patricia O'Connor Whelan, 67, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Stacy Oliver
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mr. Stacy Charles Oliver, 82, died Friday, July 23, 1999, at Arbors Subacute and Rehabilitation Center in Orange Park, Fla.

Mr. Wallace Lindsey
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Wallace Dean Lindsey, 74, of Richmond Street, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at Heritage Inn Nursing Home.

Mr. Roy Jenkins
HOUSTON -- Mr. Roy M. Jenkins, 72, died Thursday, July 22, 1999.

Ms. Emma Young
Ms. Emma Mae Wilkinson Young, 69, of 1102 10th Ave., died Friday, July 23, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Phyllis Mattingly
Mrs. Phyllis P. Mattingly, 75, of 264 E. Vineland Road, died Friday, July 23, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Rev. Joseph Gomillion Sr.
The Rev. Joseph ``Ike'' Gomillion Sr., 83, of 1111 Gordon Street, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Jeanette Snipes
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Mrs. Jeanette Quarles Snipes, 77, died Thursday, July 22,1999, in Atlanta.

Mr. Robert Stone
Mr. Robert Stone, 55, of 2115 Cassell St., died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at University Hospital.

Dr. Robert Screws
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Dr. Robert Screws, 70, of 728 W. Moring St., died Friday, July 23, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Helen Whitaker
DEARING -- Mrs. Helen Whitaker, 74, of 5918 Bowdens Pond Road, died Friday, July 23, 1999, at McDuffie County Hospital.

Mr. Robert Stone

Mr. Robert Derrick Sr.

Mrs. Betty Wilson

Mr. Naeem Lacey

Dr. Robert Screws

Mrs. Jeanette Snipes

Mr. Wallace Lindsey

Mrs. Phyllis Mattingly

Mrs. Annette Holley

Mrs. Helen Whitaker

Mrs. Doreen Segar

Mrs. Elizabeth Flournoy

Mrs. Patricia Whelan

Mrs. Geraldine Lockhart

Mrs. Anna Chance

Mr. Wilber Rosier

Mr. Roy Mitchell

Mrs. Pauline Hancock

Mr. Ronnie Hooks

Mr. James Mealing Sr.

Mrs. Cessie Fulcher

Mr. Roy Jenkins

`Chronicle' reporter, Todd Bauer, dies at 24

Ms. Emma Young

Ms. Lillie Whigham

Mr. James Kemp

Mrs. Ginger Armitage

Ms. Donna Griffith

Mr. Stacy Oliver

Mrs. Madge Gibson

Column: The 'if it sounds good, say it' philosophy
IT WAS WRONG when I wrote it, and it wasn't caught. Shame on us. And right above James J. Kilpatrick. An ignominious blunder!

The party switchers
Hey, that wasn't George W. Bush who left the Republican Party the other day to join the Democrats. It was Michael Forbes, a New York congressman. But you'd never know that from some of the media coverage, especially in Washington where Forbes was portrayed as a ``compassionate conservative'' who really understood the term.

Condemns congressional salary hike
I am writing with concern ... that the Congress voted to give most U.S. representatives and senators a 3.4 percent pay raise in January 2000. Alicia Partridge, Hephzibah

Cites local case where hospital fails
In a small one-room apartment in this city there is a young woman who has had enough burdens for the past several years and yet, a couple of weeks ago, came upon another one. A friend is giving her this place to stay, and food. J. Black, Augusta

Wants Ga. capital in Milledgeville
Augusta, as well as other cities its size throughout the state, has long been aware of the Atlanta bias within state government. Recently, however, there has been a trend to decentralize many state agencies outside of downtown Atlanta. ... Brandon Reese, Augusta

Relates reasons for GOP primary run
Republicans in South Carolina House District 81 deserve to know why I am running (in the Aug. 17 primary). I am running to restore credibility to a party hurt by its weak opposition to the Democrats in both Columbia and in Congress. Too often, we Republicans have compromised our ideals with disastrous results. Also: Kathryn Kling, Aiken

Rips 'cowards' who abandon pets
This letter is directed to ... all the cowards who think there is nothing wrong with dumping their dogs, cats, rabbits, etc. off in the woods because they don't want them anymore. ... You make me sick! You need to be picked up for cruelty to animals and endangerment to the human population, tried and convicted. Ned Teseniar, Clarks Hill

Column: The 'if it sounds good, say it' philosophy
IT WAS WRONG when I wrote it, and it wasn't caught. Shame on us. And right above James J. Kilpatrick. An ignominious blunder!

Feels 'piece of our country died'
I was five-years-old and watching Art Linkletter, sitting on my mom's lap, when our next door neighbor came over and said President John Kennedy had been shot. Claudia Stovall, Grovetown

Feels space pilots are unsung heroes
There is much made of the men who walked on the moon. I do not mean that it wasn't a great thing, but we never hear of the men who piloted the spacecrafts. Nellie Pierce, Augusta

Justice for wayward senator
The mail fraud verdict against Georgia Sen. Diana Harvey Johnson, D-Savannah, was richly deserved. The evidence clearly showed she used her influence in the Legislature to funnel government grants to her personal businesses -- even using some taxpayers' money to pay her back taxes.

Hits award for Westinghouse at SRS
Where is the taxpayer rage? A recent audit at the Savannah River Site revealed that the Department of Energy and Westinghouse Savannah River Company wasted $489 million dollars on the failed In-Tank Precipitation Facility. Paul L. Cook, Augusta

Claims Southern 'experiment' failed
The region stretching from Virginia to eastern Texas is, with good reason, known as the Bible Belt. Our Southern heritage is steeped in religion and the Bible. Andy C. Reese, Augusta

Slams McNair's one-way road idea
I understand Jim McNair Jr. is again bringing up the subject of making the portion of Highlands Park Drive in Aiken, which lies adjacent to Highlands Park Golf Course, a one-way road. This would be to accommodate parking for the golf patrons. Neil O. Myers, Aiken

Blasts NAACP boycott, flag stance
Well here we go again. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People wants the Confederate flag down from the capitol building in Columbia or else it will boycott (read blackmail) South Carolina. I also heard that the Southern Christian Leadership Conference has cancelled its convention in Charleston. The center that had the convention scheduled should sue for breech of contract but, alas, it will probably be too afraid because in wouldn't be ``politically correct.'' Walker B. McWee, Augusta

Hits airport's handicapped problem
There is a significant difference between meeting the letter of the law and meeting the needs of the handicapped person. Bush Field certainly meets the letter of the law in providing handicapped parking in its new short-term parking lot. However, this parking lot is so far removed from the main terminal and the gates that handicapped persons cannot reach their destination of the ticket counter or gate without an unacceptable time delay. A. J. Lloyd, Ph.D., Augusta

Hopes paper will keep 'Boondocks'
Thank you for electing to carry ``The Boondocks.'' I think it is original, clever and inventive -- a cut above The Chronicle cartoon offering. William O. Tilton, Martinez

Lauds candidate in Aug. 17 primary
Rebekah Sutherland is the only GOP candidate running for South Carolina House in District 81 who made the effort to attend the public meeting on June 24 in Columbia. The meeting was titled, ``Use of MOX in Commercial Reactors. ...'' Bill Donalson, Aiken

The first seven months
Bob Young has completed nearly seven months as Augusta's mayor -- time enough to make some early assessments.

Why Allendale Co. flunked
For skeptics who think South Carolina Education Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum acted too precipitously in having the state take control of Allendale County's dismally failing public school system, then consider the comments of one of the leaders of the opposition to the takeover, George Jefferson, a retired Allendale math teacher no less:

Appreciates piece despite an error
Re ``Precious words out of the mouth of babes'': Helen Bard, Evans

The quipster
Spry, 96-year-old Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., was characteristically flirting with a girl in a Capitol Hill hallway when he remarked: ``Honey, I was around for the Y1K problem.''

Speaks out on media, firearm rights
I would like to express an opinion about how our news media tries to influence everybody's personal thinking. They use every opportunity to dramatize any situation that happens on a daily basis. They publish or broadcast anything they feel is meaningful to sell their opinion. Bill Beddingfield, Augusta

Probation for baby-killer
We're not usually ones to complain that punishments vary in different jurisdictions for similar crimes, but the wild discrepancy in sentences for Brigette Greene in a Richmond County court and Gail Baker in a Jasper County, S.C., court is distressing.

MCG footnote
In the aftermath of Thursday's lead editorial fearful of micro-management of the Medical College of Georgia by Richmond County's General Assembly delegation, we must clarify that the hospital and clinics are still operated under MCG President Dr. Francis Tedesco and the state Board of Regents. The plan is for the Regents to enter into a lease agreement with MCG Health Inc. to run the hospital and clinics, but that has not yet happened.

Thinks search bill goes to Kennedys
The last time I checked, we do not have a ``royal family'' and I resent the media and publicity hounds trying to stuff this ``prince'' down the American public's throat. It gags me. Floyd Brown, Evans

Muses about smoking, responsibility
Tobacco is a hazard to one's health. But if you ask a person if they ever smoked, most would say ``yes, I used to but gave it up after all the harmful effects were made known.'' I ask if anybody held a club over their head and forced them to smoke? No, many say ``we started when we were young, thought it was cool and it made us feel like adults.'' Carl W. Rafoth, Augusta

Believes in the power of prayer
There have been a couple of letters which stated that prayer wasn't needed in the schools. Statements like these make me wonder what would this world would be like if prayer had been taken out of school from the beginning -- if prayer was allowed only at church and only on Sunday? Deacon Pierce B. Thompkins, Augusta

Hits Edgefield Co. land restrictions
The imposition of land restriction in the Merriweather community of Edgefield County has unlawfully and unconstitutionally enroached on our family as landowners. Janet Travis, Edgefield

Skaters wrongly directed

Augusta State entrants dominate rowing events

Athletes get unlikely venue

Competing with disabled rewarding

Wrestler illustrates sportsmanship

On a Soapbox wins at Belmont

Many S.C. athletes are competing

Games launch new sports

Progress reported in Lewis-Holyfield talks

Area buzz: Drive begins to establish hall of fame for Augustans

Rookie cyclist captures BMX bronze

Road race draws competitors from many generations

Sisters square off on mat

Starting blocks give child edge

Rugby players' readiness pays off

Wallace waiting his turn

Moya, Rios fall at Mercedes Cup

Game has broader purpose

Chronicle to cover Pan American Games

Heat complaints puzzle runner

Boxing career was short-lived

Wakeboarding novice takes gold in contest

16-year-old cyclist's timing proves golden

Opening packs civic center

Sadler's day ends early

Aiken horsewoman takes win in dressage

Overtime: Tertyshny, 22, of Flyers killed in boat mishap

Scheduling keeps some away from competition

Georgia Games notebook: Games not without glitches

Victorious gymnast has big dreams

Games draw high-profile lifters

Chronicle to cover Pan American Games

Athletes make best of situation

Steamy weather expected to simmer down

Skinner to prime up fickle racecar

Pitching earns win for Tribe

Siblings drawn to pool

Record crowd invades lanes

Local women win Games' first medals

Hanson, world record buck among Buckarama features

Georgia Games Notebook: Weightlifting for football leads Dukes to another sport

Intense focus

Armstrong ready to taste victory in Paris

Golfers go the distance

Howell says break was needed

Overtime: Georgia may open 'Pack's hoops arena

YMCA team rallies to upset select soccer club

Heat prompts more precautions

Augusta boxer conquers trials

NASCAR notebook: McReynolds to stay with Childress

Boxers display mettle

Swimming gives boy an outlet

Launch, telescope deployment successful
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Columbia's astronauts flawlessly released the world's most powerful X-ray telescope into orbit Friday on the first U.S. space flight commanded by a woman.

Space shuttle commander stays busy
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The first woman to command an American rocketship, Eileen Collins, has been so busy in orbit she hasn't had time to think about her new spot in space history.

Web-based companies gather info on kids
WASHINGTON -- Despite a new federal law, many World Wide Web sites for children, citing high costs and inadequate technology, make only cursory attempts to obtain parental consent before collecting personal data on children younger than 13, according to industry officials and a new survey.

Teaching programs for children available
Q: I want to find out about software to teach programming to my 10-year-old.

Hepatitis C study announced by Institutes of Health
WASHINGTON -- The government is launching an eight-year study to test anti-viral drug treatments for the 4 million Americans infected with chronic hepatitis C.

Poll: Three in 10 Americans anticipate Y2K problems
WASHINGTON -- Almost one-third of Americans, anticipating problems from the Y2K computer bug, plan to stock up on food, water and other supplies, and one-quarter of the population will take extra money out of the bank, an Associated Press poll found.

Equipment problems block experiment during spacewalk outside Mir
MOSCOW -- Two cosmonauts spent nearly six hours outside the Mir space station Friday trying to test a new antenna, but they gave up after the mechanism failed to unfold.

Digital music revolution is on its way
NEW YORK -- It's been called a major revolution in the history of the music business, liberating artists to deliver their music directly to listeners and terrifying record company executives.

Computer chip technology ready to enter the nano age
Here's Phil Kuekes' recipe for building the computer of the future: Take a glass tumbler, pour in a few jiggers of exotic chemicals, shake it like a Martini, and voila!

New material creates groundswell in surf industry
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Tan and grinning, surfer Randy French holds chunks of foam in each hand. In his left, a dense, crumbly foam that is tougher but not unlike the kind used by florists. In his right, a puffy, Styrofoam-like material that resembles the stuff used to make cheap ice chests.

Web waiting someday will change to 'always on'
On your mark, get set ... go! In a recent test, it took me an agonizing 95 seconds to boot up my personal computer from a cold start.

Poll: Three in 10 Americans anticipate Y2K problems

Space shuttle commander stays busy

Hepatitis C study announced by Institutes of Health

Web waiting someday will change to 'always on'

Computer chip technology ready to enter the nano age

New material creates groundswell in surf industry

Web-based companies gather info on kids

Teaching programs for children available

Digital music revolution is on its way