Braves notebook: Javy returns to the clubhouse

Jackets trivia contest

Miscues costly for Augusta

Niekro won't compare himself to Aaron, Spahn and Mathews

Role players Larned, James make most of opportunities

Surridge delivers in victory

Braves notebook

Braves pound Padres

Home run race lacks excitement

Sosa hits 50th, 51st homers

Braves win another extended game

Thoughts of school days past

Old America Stores closing nationwide
Two area home decor stores are in the process of closing after their parent company, Old America Stores, was unable to recover from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in August 1997.

On the move
b>Aleeka McLane has been named general manager of S&K Menswear's Augusta Square Shopping Center store.

Chicago Exchange first to approve after-hours trading
CHICAGO -- Accelerating a move toward longer trading days, the Chicago Stock Exchange said Friday it will extend its trading hours into the late afternoon to snare an increasing number of investors who want to buy and sell outside traditional market times.

Deadline to choose new gas provider has passed

Additional business news
Dow ends week about 11,000 mark...Brazil's money hits 5-month low...Service workers get union right...Finns buy share of Powertel...Defective cleaner bottle recalled...

Additional business news
Dow ends week about 11,000 mark...Brazil's money hits 5-month low...Service workers get union right...Finns buy share of Powertel...Defective cleaner bottle recalled...

Technology mutual funds offer dilemma

Deadline to choose new gas provider has passed
ATLANTA - Now that all of its retail customers have been assigned to other providers, Atlanta Gas Light Co. promises not to dally as it goes after other business.

Additional business news

3 kaolin facilities get buyer
J.M. Huber Corp. announced Friday it plans to acquire ECC International's former kaolin plants in Wrens and Sandersville.

Chicago Exchange first to approve after-hours trading

County bets on tribal casinos

Biz briefs: Cleaner opens new branch
The Cleaning Authority, a residential cleaning franchise company, has opened a new branch at 472 Flowing Wells Road in Martinez. It will employ between 20 and 30 people.

On the move

Credit card firms await fall class

County bets on tribal casinos
SPARTA, Ga. -- A proposed casino in central Georgia could be an economic jackpot. Three groups -- one of Georgia's poorest counties, an American Indian tribe from Oklahoma, and some entrepreneurs -- are betting on it.

Difficulty in ending car lease is in details

Credit card firms await fall class
NEW YORK -- On many college campuses, credit card solicitations are as much a part of the back-to-school scene as pep rallies and sorority and fraternity rush week.

Old America Stores closing nationwide

Technology mutual funds offer dilemma
NEW YORK -- Mutual funds that focus on technology pose a dilemma for investors. Should they shoot for the moon and put money in funds that invest primarily in volatile Internet stocks? Or should they play it safe by investing in broad-based technology funds that may include risky Internet stocks, but that also hold blue-chip technology firms, such as Microsoft Inc. and Intel Inc?

3 kaolin facilities get buyer

Difficulty in ending car lease is in details
Q: The lease on my car is about to expire. Is ending a lease as easy as beginning one?

Biz briefs: Cleaner opens new branch

This day in history: Aug. 21
1929: Construction was completed on a stretch of Federal Highway 1 connecting Columbia and Augusta.

A look at the 20th century: 1964
Baby Boomers were graduating from high school in 1964, some of them to march fresh-faced into battle in Vietnam and come home in body bags.

A look at the 20th century: 1965
Newspaper headlines screamed violence, death, hatred and fear in 1965 as some Americans fought in the Vietnam War and others fought for civil rights in the United States.

Wants water works on the southside

Suggests abandoning lock and dam

Desires harassing phone calls to end

Gambling crooks moving in

Says farewell as Ft. Gordon tour ends

Blames men for high abortion rate

Laughs at S.C. approach to education

Sees flag as a symbol of defeat

Reds will control canal

Wants `historic' building preserved

Criticizes article on lawn maintenance

Arena football? Go for it!

Making probation work

Tranquil beauty
HORTA, Azores Islands -- For centuries, sailors crossing the Atlantic Ocean have cherished the Azores as a precious haven of dry land between the American and European continents.

Faith digest
Jack Robinson and soloist Frank Boggs gave a youth revival at Curtis Baptist Church 50 years ago. They will return for services at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday.

God has his plan, and we're part of it
The story of Joseph in Genesis does not mention God's name until Genesis 39:2, when we read the powerful words: ``The Lord was with Joseph.'' That sentence echoes through time, revealing the good news for all to hear: ``The Lord is also with you!''

Crop circle mystery remains unanswered
Few mysteries have excited the popular imagination more in recent years than the occurrence of crop circles, beautiful but baffling patterns found in fields of corn and other crops from Australia to North America.

Desert delights
SEDONA, Ariz. -- Retirees Doris Artz and Karen Robinson came to Arizona for a week to escape the madding summer tourist throngs back home in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Books of revelation
Jerry B. Jenkins doesn't appear to be a man who's ready to leave this world. He has just settled his family into a new home on a cul-de-sac in Black Forest, Colo. One of his sons plays baseball at an Indiana Bible college. He needs to pick out a church to attend.

In the know
SOMETHING'S NEW: There's something special about the new video release of There's Something About Mary, made available for sale this month.

Work hard? Win big with Labor Day contest
Several of country singer Aaron Tippin's hit songs have lyrics about the working man and blue-collar pride, and Mr. Tippin is no stranger to such themes.

Moms' group exists to pray for schools
Debby Rosenbauer has always lived in Harlem, population about 2,200. But when daughter Rebekkah started school about 10 years ago, the world was suddenly filled with unknowns.

Arts council briefs: Local store awards three arts grants
Three of Augusta's performing arts groups received $2,000 grants from Target Stores at the August membership meeting of the Greater Augusta Arts Council, held Tuesday at Lucy Craft Laney Museum.

Casual is not always the same
Dear Carson: I'd appreciate your defining and discussing casual attire, for social as well as business occasions. -- Confused in Mystic

On my summer vacation ...
It's that time of year again. Time to take The Augusta Chronicle on vacation with you. Include a copy of the newspaper in one of your summer snapshots and send it to us w

A special breed
On the tracts of uncultivated land at Banbury Cross Farm, north of Aiken, a phalanx of dogs bursts from the cover of the trees. There is no barking, yelping or growling. They break the silence of the clearing only with their quiet footfall and the occasional rustling of a branch or the snapping of a twig.

Bowden can't solve problems overnight

Vols, Grant eye 2nd straight title

Football today: Clemson buys out former coach

Reynolds keeping traditions intact

Kentucky will still play wide open offense

Lions safety listed in critical condition

Small step lead to big steps at Maryland

S.C. teams open season this week

Town, team coping with loss

College today

Report: Kerkorian shows interest in purchasing Jets

Graziani on hot seat for Falcons

More to being a coach than coaching

Hornets on board quickly

Jamboree excites fans for coming season

This could be Holtz's toughest task

Running back corps a question mark for South Carolina

Ravens flatten Falcons

'Dr. Feelgood' MVP for Panthers

Tech counting on Campbell to complement White

Thoughts of school days past
My 5-year-old will begin a great adventure Monday when he takes his place behind a public school desk for the first time and starts the 13-year process that prepares him to both succeed in the world and select a proper nursing home for yours truly.

Faith digest

Tranquil beauty

Crop circle mystery remains unanswered

Books of revelation

Desert delights

A special breed

Arts council briefs: Local store awards three arts grants

God has his plan, and we're part of it

Casual is not always the same

Moms' group exists to pray for schools

In the know

Work hard? Win big with Labor Day contest

On my summer vacation ...

A look at the 20th century: 1964

Y2K coordinator finds personal incentive
Heyward Wells' job as Y2K Coordinator for Columbia-Augusta Medical Center took on new meaning in May.

Advertising plan proposed
Before the first puck drops for the Augusta Lynx's second season at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, the 20-year-old facility is getting spruced up and new amenities are on tap.

More free uniforms planned

Campaign promotes charitable donations
A new public-awareness campaign will encourage Augustans to leave donations to charities after death.

Graham discusses taxes in area visit

Across the area: Teens charged in holdup at Angeo's
Diabetic recovering from shock ... Aquatics center closed today ... Woman accused of selling baby

Across the area: Teens charged in holdup at Angeo's

This day in history: Aug. 21

Campaign promotes charitable donations

Candidate seeks pledge of positive campaign
AIKEN -- Aiken businessman Don Sprawls is asking city council incumbent Karen Papouchado to sign a pledge promising a clean campaign.

Driving is dangerous in Augusta

Task force to help displaced workers

Thurmond OK after collapsing

Graham discusses taxes in area visit
NORTH AUGUSTA -- The U.S. military got billions of dollars and money from a projected $3 trillion budget surplus went directly to the wallets of the American people -- at least in U.S. Rep. Lindsey Graham's perfect world.

Y2K coordinator finds personal incentive

More free uniforms planned
When the 148 free school uniforms ran out last week at New Hope Community Center, there were still 200 people in line.

A look at the 20th century: 1965

Parents question schools

Area briefs: Police seek man reported missing

Local mill shaped many lives

Stop, look, listen

Volunteer panels review foster care cases
It was 3 a.m. when police found the 3-year-old playing alone at a Burger King playground.

Inproving the view

Task force to help displaced workers
The Georgia Department of Labor is sending a special task force to Lincoln County to help workers displaced by this week's fire at Crider Inc.

First-day enthusiasm

Driving is dangerous in Augusta
You're nearly twice as likely to die in a car crash in Augusta than you are in Atlanta and most experts say its because of aggressive driving, according to statistics released by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

Facility teaches defense

USC-Aiken receives high marks

Task force sent to aid victims of fire
The Georgia Department of Labor is sending a special task force to Lincoln County to help workers displaced by this week's fire at The Crider Corp.

Some blame state takeover on racism

City shuts down water well

Insurance crackdown
South Carolina is gaining speed on uninsured drivers, suspending tags for those who don't respond to random letters ordering them to show proof of auto insurance.

Club calendar

Earning their wings
DeAnthony Priester was hooked when he was 10. He was flying on a Montana-bound Delta Airline jet when pilots invited him to the cockpit.

Candidate seeks pledge of positive campaign

Some blame state takeover on racism
ALLENDALE, S.C. -- Susan Hudson knew her girls weren't getting a good education in Allendale County's public schools. That's why she moved them this year.

Local mill shaped many lives
Erline LaGrone was swaddled by Enterprise Mill from the time she was born into the hum of its machinery and first took a breath of air redolent of cotton. She lived in Mill Village, played and worshiped with Mill children and took her first job at the factory where her family worked and her parents had met. The mill put food on her table and money in her pocket.

Parents question schools
ATLANTA -- A Savannah mother of three is agonizing over whether to pull her children out of public schools and teach them at home.

Insurance crackdown

Advertising plan proposed

Earning their wings

Volunteer panels review foster care cases

Public forums set for senior citizens

Crider considers future after fire

Stop, look, listen
ATHENS, Ga. -- Every day, Andrea Greco perches on the curb of a South Lumpkin Street crosswalk, surveys traffic and then darts across the street to get to the University of Georgia.

Inproving the view
William Snow, of Aiken, puts a fresh coat of paint on one of the windows Friday at the old Aiken Post Office, now Lista's Studio of Photography.

First-day enthusiasm
Students in Richmond County have traded in summer jobs, daily cruises inside the mall and sleeping late for ringing bells, yellow buses and homework. Richmond County opened its 60 schools Friday to an expected 36,086 students.

Thurmond OK after collapsing
COLUMBIA -- U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond was briefly hospitalized Friday after collapsing in home-state heat at a reception for a newly sworn federal magistrate.

Area briefs: Police seek man reported missing
Police investigators are asking for the public's help in locating an Augusta man missing since July 23.

Boy's 911 call save mother's life
Standing outside in a T-shirt and his cartoon briefs, Spencer Lindsay doesn't look like the stereotypical hero, but police said the 5-year-old's quick thinking is the reason his mother is still alive.

USC-Aiken receives high marks
AIKEN - The University of South Carolina Aiken is ranked as the second-best regional liberal arts schools in the South in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report's guide to America's best colleges.

Crider considers future after fire
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- The stream of cars flowing through the Crider Inc. driveway had slowed Friday. But nearly every car passing the company's burned-out building slowed for a look.

Facility teaches defense
A rape is reported in the United States every five minutes, and volunteers with Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services at University Hospital are getting physical to beat those odds.

City shuts down water well
The utilities department has shut down a newly added well -- the source of 1 million gallons of water -- after several days of discolored water flowing from the taps of south Richmond County residents.

Public forums set for senior citizens
AIKEN -- Aiken and 12 other areas that are home to large numbers of retirees will be sites of public forums for senior citizens over the next few weeks.

Task force sent to aid victims of fire

Boy's 911 call save mother's life

Mr. Henry Ivey
THOMSON -- Mr. Henry Ivey, 73, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, at McDuffie County Hospital.

Ms. Annie Spires
Mrs. Annie Lee Spires, 97, of McDaniel Road, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, at Forrest Lake Nursing Home.

Mrs. Elsie Beasley
JONESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Elsie M. Beasley, 76, of 8239 Queen Drive, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Clyde Jones Sr.
BATESBURG, S.C. -- Mr. Clyde Havird Jones Sr., 81, of 124 Clyde Road, died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999.

Mr. Jason Adams
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Mr. Jason Charlie Adams, 79, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, at his residence.

Ms. Amelia Beck
EVANS -- Ms. Amelia Ann Beck, 48, of 8115 Sir Gallahad Drive, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Elaine Mobley
Mrs. Elaine Brannen Mobley, of Mount Vernon Drive, died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Johnny Overstreet
Mr. Johnny Overstreet, 39, of 715 Highland Ave., died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Edith Beard
EVANS -- Mrs. Edith C. Beard, 94, of 561 University Place, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Johnnie Price
Mr. Johnnie Price, of 3224 Amber Drive, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Marie Dwelle
MILLEN, Ga. -- Mrs. Marie Wilson Dwelle, 83, of 4470 Highway 17 S., died Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, at Jenkins County Hospital.

Mr. John Chorich
WARRENVILLE -- Mr. John Chorich, 52, of 55 Arabian Court, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Theo Lawrence
Mr. Theo ``Wop'' Lawrence, of 1422 Wrightsboro Road, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, at Salem Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Earl DeLong
Mr. Earl Lee DeLong, 71, of Appling, Ga., died Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. Belton King
Mr. Belton Wayne King, 56, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999.

Mrs. Ella Jackson
THOMSON -- Mrs. Ella Paschal Jackson, 86, of 110 West St., died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, at Thomson Manor Nursing Home.

Alexander Croston
Alexander D. Croston, infant son of Scott and Lynette Croston, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Maver Hall
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mrs. Maver Wike Hall, 84, of 635 Boyd School Road, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, at Memorial Health University Medical Center.

Mrs. Marion Coleman
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mrs. Marion Ruth A. Coleman, 83, of 1233 Radiance Drive, died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Thurman Manley
Mr. Thurman D. Manley Jr., 53, of 2423 Birdie Drive, died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Clara Crawford
Mrs. Clara Crawford, 77, of 2021 Scott Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Sara Schuessle
rMrs. Sara Evans Schuessler, 95, died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Stanley Claxton
VIDALIA, Ga. -- Mr. Stanley Everett Claxton, 73, died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at Meadows Regional Medical Center.

Ms. Mary Edmunds
MCCORMICK, S.C. -- Ms. Mary Elsye Edmunds, 76, of Cedar Hill Road, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, at Forest View Manor.

Mrs. Louise Trotter
JOHNSTON, S.C. -- Mrs. Louise Kirkland Trotter, 83, of Route 2, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Elaine Mobley
Mrs. Elaine Brannen Mobley, of 3518 Mount Vernon Court, died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Edith Delk
HILDA, S.C. -- Mrs. Edith Hartzog Delk, 79, died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, in Barnwell.

Mr. Ralph Craven
Beech Island -- Mr. Ralph ``Bubba'' Craven, 67, of 368 Beech Island Ave., died Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Robert Ward
NORWOOD, Ga. -- Mr. Robert James Ward, 79, of 2679 Andrews Chapel Road, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at his residence.

Ashley Pearson-Shaver
Ashley Lauren Pearson-Shaver, 13, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999.

Mr. Russell Long Sr.
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. -- Mr. Russell Alvin Long Sr., 74, died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at Savannah Beach Nursing Home.

Mrs. Jessie Barton
Mrs. Jessie Dorr Barton, 96, of 2515 Walton Way, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Belton King

Mr. Stanley Claxton

Mrs. Marion Coleman

Mr. Theo Lawrence

Mr. Thurman Manley

Mr. Johnnie Price

Mrs. Edith Beard

Mr. John Chorich

Mr. Henry Ivey

Ms. Amelia Beck

Mr. Johnny Overstreet

Mrs. Jessie Barton

Ms. Annie Spires

Mrs. Louise Trotter

Mrs. Elsie Beasley

Mrs. Clara Crawford

Mrs. Maver Hall

Mr. Jason Adams

Mr. Russell Long Sr.

Ms. Mary Edmunds

Mrs. Sara Schuessle

Ashley Pearson-Shaver

Mr. Earl DeLong

Alexander Croston

Mr. Ralph Craven

Uniforms, dress code good fit in Richmond
STUDENTS BRINGING guns to school have taught us lessons that will forever change the landscape of education in America.

The source of hope in the midst of violence
IT WAS THE only time I have attended a worship service that was rated PG-13. No one actually used that term, but at the top of the morning's printed order of worship a warning advised: ``Today's service will focus on recent tragic news events. Though the service is a service of hope and healing, some children may not know of the events or may be frightened by these events. Parents may choose to send their children to church school or nursery programs.''

Blames men for high abortion rate
Dr. Ralph W. Buchanan Sr. (letter, Aug. 18) says ``Abortion out-kills two world wars.'' He is complaining about the massive number of abortions. Carl Champlin, Aiken

Urges pet owners to be responsible
Many people like to blame someone else for their own faults. That's why I wasn't surprised but exasperated at the gall of the Belvedere resident who wants to use the ``conspiracy theory'' to throw off the real issue of the animal shelter overcrowding, and then wants those same ``conspirators'' to fork over money to fund the spaying or neutering of their animals. Get real! R.Satteson, North Augusta

Reds will control canal
The Clinton administration's ``denial'' that Communist China is moving to take control of the Panama Canal is, when you read between the lines, less than reassuring.

Laughs at S.C. approach to education
The question that recent events in the Allendale school district engenders is one that has not been discussed in this forum -- i.e., ``What caused the dismal performance?'' While some would point to lack of teachers, and others might declare the causative agent to be lack of funding, its roots lie deeper. Colin B. Mullins, North Augusta

Blaze a blow to Lincoln Co.
In an awful blow to Lincoln County's economy, Crider Inc., the area's largest employer, burned to the ground the other day, putting more than 350 people out of work.

Blasts North Augusta Chamber chief
I feel compelled to share my views on this past spring's Chamber of Commerce controversy involving the former Lisa McElmurray. Connie Gabriel Beale, North Augusta

Asserts shooters responsible for acts
This is in response to the Aug. 11 letter entitled, ``Blames shootings on `lies' of teachers'' by Faber Hance. Apparently, Mr. Hance believes teachers, of all people, are to blame for the acts of angry, violent, anti-social individuals. Terri Exum, Martinez

Wants water works on the southside
I live on the wrong side of town. We cannot have green grass, as the schools do, nor can we get water from the city, as they did when their pipe broke. What we can have is more houses. But do not use concrete for the curb. Neal Fritz, Hephzibah

Expects no justice in this lifetime
In response to Dale Hemman's Aug. 13 letter about the way the media handled the John Kennedy Jr. death, as opposed to virtually no mention of the two young men who gave their lives for our country while serving in Kosovo: Lindsey H. Howard, Grovetown

Making probation work
The case of convicted McDuffie County child-molester Terry Lynch Mason underscores a shocking problem with Georgia's probation system. Mason, 49, after being wrist-slapped for violating his probation several times, finally just skipped out permanently. Then he proceeded to terrorize his ex-wife and children for months until he was arrested Tuesday, thanks largely to publicity generated by this newspaper's report of his sordid story.

Gambling crooks moving in
There are many good reasons why South Carolinians should vote to oust video poker payouts from their state in a November referendum. They include addicting many family breadwinners to the ``crack cocaine'' of gambling, encouraging political corruption, damaging economic development efforts to attract respectable business and industry, and sullying the state's ``beautiful places, smiling faces'' image.

Defend running of Ga. Games event
In response to the articles on in-line skating (at the Georgia Games), we feel a reply is needed to set the record straight. First, let us say thank you to all volunteers for their time and effort. It was greatly appreciated for a job well done. David Evans, Augusta

Arena football? Go for it!
If hockey draws people to the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center in droves, then why not arena football? Unlike ice hockey, which had no history in Dixie, football has always been enormously popular in the South.

Suggests abandoning lock and dam
My suggestion is to abandon the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam, and let it go to the highest bidder for scrap metal to salvage steel and copper. Let the river make its merry way to the ocean. Cliff McKie, Augusta

Uniforms, dress code good fit in Richmond
STUDENTS BRINGING guns to school have taught us lessons that will forever change the landscape of education in America.

Praises success rate of SRS projects
This is a belated response to your June editorial which, using clear eyed hindsight, was highly critical of the In-Tank Precipitation Process recently abandoned at the Savannah River Site. Don Hostetler, North Augusta

Sees flag as a symbol of defeat
This is in response to Roger P. Nelms (letter, Aug. 10): Augustus E. Nelms, Augusta

Notes obscene irony following film
I watched Saving Private Ryan for the first time last weekend with my teen-age daughters. Connie Solomon, Thomson

Says farewell as Ft. Gordon tour ends
As my tour as Fort Gordon garrison commander comes to a close, I must extend my heartfelt appreciation to the many people in the greater Augusta community who have worked so hard to further the great relationship between Fort Gordon and the Central Savannah River Area. I have often stated that I have never seen a better partnership between a military installation and the surrounding community. Col. Thom E. Tuckey, USA, Fort Gordon

Desires harassing phone calls to end
I have to agree with Gregory Topliff (letter, Aug. 17). There is not a day that goes by that telemarketers don't call. Sometimes my phone rings every 10 minutes and it can last up to two hours. When I pick up no one is there. Betty Anderson, Grovetown

Criticizes article on lawn maintenance
I was appalled at the appearance of the article, ``A Cut Above,'' which appeared in the ``Your Life'' section on Aug. 15 written by Ashlee Griggs. William C. Farkas, Augusta

Wants `historic' building preserved
The Aug. 8 editorial regarding the need for larger and better quarters for the district attorney's office made some good points in favor of finding a new location. Erick D. Montgomery, Augusta

Busy 30 days ahead fro golf tournament

Moral victories have little value to Skinner

Irvan crashes again at Michigan Speedway

Forrest, Mitchem can come home again to fight

Overtime

Gordon can't stay with Earnhardt Jr.

Racers deserve respect

Overtime: Lynx re-sign Kopec, add two scorers

Competitive field at River Race

Relaxed Gadapee leads at North Augusta

Fight week schedule

Cleanup help wanted

Foster tops Seebold for race pole

Golf Capsules: Toms leads Sprint International

Quail Unlimited banquet to be in Augusta Sept. 2

Local buzz: Josey's Dykes to suit up in Arizona

Not exactly an ordinary town
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- It's Friday night and there's music blaring from the downtown parking lot.

Imported produce won't get around pesticide ban
WASHINGTON -- Fruit growers cried foul when the government recently decided to ban one pesticide that they use and restrict another.

Form of meditation may improve health
Henry Rainey can feel the difference as he emerges from his meditation. ``You feel lighter,'' said Mr. Rainey, 19, who will be entering Georgia Southern University this fall. ``Less worries on my body and my mind.''

Not a record, but still a hot July
WASHINGTON -- It wasn't a record month, but for the many folks who remember July as hot and dry -- you're right.

Portals are popping up all over
The woman on my answering machine sounded incredulous, as if she had heard aliens were landing. She'd read that The Washington Post was turning its Web site into a regional portal and felt the story omitted a basic fact:

Military predicts widespread Y2K failures
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. military report predicts widespread ``probable'' or ``likely'' failures in important power and water systems for many of the nation's cities because of the Year 2000 technology problem, a far more dire assessment than anything the White House has made.

Soccer may cause cognitive loss
BOSTON -- Adult soccer players appear to suffer a loss of some mental abilities over time, possibly from whacking the ball with their head, two researchers suggested Friday.

First Union offers discounted PCs to employees
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- First Union Corp. is encouraging its 70,000 employees to buy a Dell personal computer so they can work at home and become more familiar with the bank's online banking services.

Airlines reduce plane noise
WASHINGTON -- The nation's major airlines are making steady progress toward flying quieter airplanes, with 86 percent of the fleet last year meeting new restrictions, according to a congressional report released Thursday.

Study: For elderly, socializing as important as exercise
LONDON -- Elderly folks who like to eat out, play cards, go to movies and take part in other social activities live an average 2 years longer than more reclusive people, a new study finds.

Portals are popping up all over

Form of meditation may improve health

Not exactly an ordinary town

Imported produce won't get around pesticide ban

First Union offers discounted PCs to employees

Military predicts widespread Y2K failures

Airlines reduce plane noise

Not a record, but still a hot July

Soccer may cause cognitive loss