Braves fall to Cubs

Griffey youngest to hit 400 homers

Old, young take over for Braves

GreenJackets get first win

GreenJackets get first win

Washington-Wilkes clinches title

Braves notebook: Baylor trying to fill Cubs' holes

MLB notebook

Stottlemyre anticipating full recovery

Braves notes: Ligtenberg perfect in save situations

Wood to make rehab start Thursday

Technology has come a long way

Lending company expands
First Bank of Georgia on Monday announced it has acquired Premier Lending Corp.'s Augusta mortgage operations and is currently negotiating the purchase of its loan portfolio.

Solutia will sell area site
Solutia Inc. said Monday that it will sell its Augusta chemical plant to Belgium-based Societe Chimique Prayon-Rupel to comply with the Federal Trade Commission's fair competition order.

Business briefs
NEW YORK -- Technology shares slumped Monday, pulling the Nasdaq composite index down more than 250 points and proving that the volatility that shook Wall Street last week has not left the market.

Solutia will sell area site

Lending company expands

Business briefs

Auriemma promises a parade in 2001

Says HDTV not future of television
Is High Definition Television (or HDTV) progress or rip-off? Touted by one local TV station as being ``eagerly awaited,'' this is a perfect example of progress for progress' sake, and that alone. I have not met one person who is eagerly awaiting the chance to spend a reported $4,000 to replace each of their television sets currently owned -- and likely more on top of that to replace VCR equipment, which will also become obsolete when HDTV replaces the current transmission system.Edward H. Johnson, Augusta

Wants census form but can't get one

Suggests changes for next air show

Praises library's Talking Books program

Offers hindsight, raps the mayor

Blames troubles on lack of God

Calls pro-life a patriotic position
In a recent letter to the editor, Mary Beth Pieruci of Planned Parenthood protested the invocation of the Pledge of Allegiance by pro-life demonstrators. She stated the American flag is a ``symbol of liberty throughout the world'' that is being ``cynically appropriated'' by pro-life forces to impose a ``religious viewpoint'' on others.William J. Conkright, M.D.Augusta

End this grisly act

Cites instances of black Confederates

S.C. 'grades' improve

Masters champ, 2000

Age old question: Beware of telemarketing frauds
Dear Readers: It seems telemarketers call our homes every day. Take these calls with caution.

Vacation bounce-back
She wasn't armed and dangerous enough. That's what the group leader at University Health Care System and Nutrition Center told Weight Loss 2000 participant Sabrina Sanchez when she returned from her weeklong vacation in Virginia.

In the know
HIT CRACKERS: First came basketball-themed Oreos for the NCAA basketball tournament. Now another snack food has been bitten by the sports bug.

Singh fires final salvo

Singh takes tournament title

Masters audience drops slightly

Colorado tops Detroit

Lambert steps up in playoffs

Neilson expects to return

Lynx loss evens series

NHL roundup: Flyers "win" chance to play Hasek

Hurricanes top Thrashers; miss playoffs

NHL playoff capsules: Eastern Conference

Coyotes, Stars tie

Lynx loss evens series

Montreal misses playoffs again

Canes show progress despite playoff miss

NHL playoff capsules: Western Conference

Technology has come a long way
My wife telephoned Friday from Columbia. She had taken our son to the zoo and was calling me on a cell phone as she walked in, just to let me know they got there.

In the know

Age old question: Beware of telemarketing frauds

Vacation bounce-back

Project's funding on hold

Across the area: Pedestrian hit near Augusta National
A New Castle, Ind., woman was hit by a car Sunday morning as she crossed Washington Road heading to enter the Augusta National Golf Club.

Two brothers collect pros' autographs
Five hours before Vijay Singh sank a birdie putt on Augusta National Golf Club's 18th hole and won the Masters Tournament, he met Reed and Taylor Burton.

Housing authority plans to build new homes
AIKEN -- Reggie Barner knew something had to be done when painters complained that the walls of Busch Homes, a low-income housing project, were too cold to hold any paint.

Leaving a mark
Jesse Kirkland (left) and David Best, both of Best Painting Services, paint the roof of the Turner Keyboard building on Washington Road Monday morning. Best said they started last week and plan on finishing at the end of this week.

Across the area
COLUMBIA -- A company that wants to develop 4,600 acres along the Congaree River has refused to allow Natural Resources Department scientists onto the property to conduct some tests.

Surgeon seeks spot on show

Newspaper plans diversity seminar
A weeklong effort that focuses on improving newspapers' accuracy through diversity is bringing an acclaimed speaker to Augusta next week.

Surgeon seeks spot on show
AIKEN -- Dr. Steven Clark is an armchair millionaire. But Thursday, he'll try to become ABC's fourth big-money man -- for real.

Two brothers collect pros' autographs

Teen charged in father's attack
A Martinez teen is accused of stabbing his father in the back with scissors Monday after the fa-ther tried to make his son go to school.

Across the area: Pedestrian hit near Augusta National

Fire destroys seafood house
AIKEN -- Rebecca Lantrip remembered a headline Monday that announced in bold letters the opening of her seafood restaurant less than two years earlier.

Groups bolster new bill

Fire destroys seafood house

Eating out
Clarke and Rita Holtsberry of Waynesboro, Ga., enjoyed a picnic lunch at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater on Monday.

Rural mayor to receive award
KEYSVILLE, Ga. -- When Keysville Mayor Emma Gresham walks onto the stage of New York's Radio City Music Hall on Friday to accept an Essence Award, the surroundings will be a far cry from her workplace, the small mobile home that serves as Keysville City Hall.

Project's funding on hold
In 1982, Augusta Tomorrow developed its first master plan, a road map that helped guide the development and funding of projects such as Riverwalk Augusta and Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta.

Artist sees downtown growth
One of downtown Augusta's biggest cheerleaders happened to arrive at a time when it wasn't looking so hot.

Bureau warns of census scam
Con artists posing as census takers have attempted to get Social Security numbers and gain entry into local homes, according to the Better Business Bureau president.

Improvements sought for lock and dam
Future renovations to New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam could include accommodations to improve upstream passage of migra-tory fish, according to federal authorities.

Cleaning up
Nathaniel Wiginton, 16, picks up trash along Berckmans Road on Monday. He said Masters guests didn't throw away anything exciting.

Groups bolster new bill
ATLANTA -- Seventy-year-old Chuck Ware figures Georgians will be able to rest a little easier, as in eternal rest, because of legislation he helped push.

SRS delays replacement bids
Savannah River Site will spend another year -- and up to $50 million -- studying possible replacements for a failed $500 million plant at the federal nuclear-weapons site.

Juvenile trial set to begin
Three Martinez boys charged in an alleged plot to kill their parents will go before a Juvenile Court judge Thursday.

SRS delays replacement bids

Artist sees downtown growth

Authority approves improvement funds
For months, Bernie Silverstein has talked of how the arrival of $10 million in state economic development funds will really ``get the ball rolling'' for the Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp.

Cleaning up

Farmers, employees berate poultry industry
ATLANTA -- Georgia poultry farmers, chicken-plant workers and environmental advocates attacked ``Big Chicken'' during a congressional forum Monday as an industry that needs reforming ``from top to bottom.''

Teen charged in father's attack

Closing shop
Regis Harrington folds a sign used for Harrington's Sportswear tent on Washington Road. He said the roadside tent is necessary to make up for the lack of business in his Fairway Square store during Masters Week.

Housing authority plans to build new homes

Eating out

Closing shop

Golfers, fans flood airports

Farmers, employees berate poultry industry

Golfers, fans flood airports
As Vijay Singh clinched his first green jacket and the 2000 Masters Tournament became a memory, the frenzy at Augusta's airports began.

Across the area

In need of repair
North Augusta Public Works Department signal technician Mike Strauss replaces wires in a traffic signal on Georgia Avenue. Public Works Superintendent Ricky Stewart said Sunday is an ideal day to work because of less traffic.

Grand jury indicts four on drug charges
Four men accused of operating an elaborate indoor marijuana farm in south Augusta have been indicted by a federal grand jury.

In need of repair

Church splits with Southern Baptist Convention
ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens' First Baptist Church is severing ties with the Southern Baptist Convention.

Newspaper plans diversity seminar

Authority approves improvement funds

Campbell seals win for Hornets

Controversial foul helps Knicks win

Celtics edge Hawks

Bucks rout Magic

Blazers take Sabonis off injury list

Miami's Hardaway beats buzzer, Knicks

Rashid Thomas
Rashid Amik Thomas, 3-month-old son of Brian C. Harris and Trina F. Thomas, of 12th Street, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Helen Moody
GROVETOWN - Mrs. Helen Tinsley Moody, 74, of Silver Run Falls, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Belinda Keys
HEPHZIBAH - Mrs. Belinda Faye Keys, 33, of Roundup Drive, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Mildred McArthur
THOMSON - Mrs. Mildred McArthur, 68, of Murray Lane, Monday, April 10, 2000, at McDuffie County Hospital.

Mrs. Margarette May
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Margarette May, 82, of Morningside Drive, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at Washington Regional Medical Center.

Katherine McBride
NORTH AUGUSTA - Katherine Hope McBride, infant daughter of Chris and Shirley McBride, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Elizabeth Jennings
Mrs. Elizabeth Jennings, of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at University Hospital.

Ms. Leada Duffy
Ms. Leada Laverne Duffy of Augusta, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at her residence.

Miss Mary Sharp
DAHLONEGA, Ga. - Miss Mary Elizabeth Sharp, 65, of Moores Drive, died Sunday, April 9, 2000.

Mrs. Rosie Trimble
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Rosie Trimble, 86, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at Old Capitol Inn Nursing Home.

Mr. Willie Addison
AIKEN - Mr. Willie G. Addison, 52, of Outing Club Road, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Samantha Beggs
MITCHELL, Ga. - Samantha Carol Beggs, infant daughter of Steven and Teresa Beggs, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Dorothy Story
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Dorothy Cason Story, 73, of Marshall Avenue, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Clara Smith
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Clara Smith, 70, of West Roundtree Road, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Darryl Stephens Jr.
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Darryl Donnell Stephens Jr., 5-month-old son of Darryl Donnell Stephens Sr., of Keg Creek Lane, and Terry Denise Kitchens, Wadley, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Thereasa Dixon
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Thereasa Dixon, 86, of West Roundtree Road, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mr. James Greenway
Mr. James Greenway, 79, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Simon Lipham
JACKSON - Mr. Simon C. Lipham, 78, of Fourth Street, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Claude Proctor
THOMSON - Mr. Claude M. Proctor, 88, of Mount Pleasant Road, died Sunday, April 9, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Edward Akins Jr.
HARLEM - Mr. Ernest ``Edward'' Akins Jr., 53, of Appling-Harlem Highway, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Walter Williams
SARDIS, Ga. - Mr. Walter A. Williams, 48, of Georgia Highway 245, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Margaret Hensley
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Margaret M. Hensley, 85, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Frank Donaldson
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Mr. Frank Donaldson, 56, of Apollo Circle, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

Miss Sadie Hopkins
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Miss Sadie Mae Hopkins, 97, of La Prade Street, died Sunday, April 9, 2000, at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Virginia McElmurray
Mrs. Virginia Kendrick McElmurray, 92, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Johnnie Kimble Sr.
Mr. Johnnie Kimble Sr., 55, of Froham Street, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Donna Burgess
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - Mrs. Donna Lou Burgess, 64, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Anna Harris
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Mrs. Anna Jane Harris, 79, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at Plantation Nursing Home.

Mrs. Etta Battie
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. - Mrs. Etta Patricia ``Pat'' Battie, 58, of Ridgestone Drive, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Houston Medical Center.

Mrs. Mildred McArthur

Rashid Thomas

Mrs. Helen Moody

Mr. Walter Williams

Samantha Beggs

Miss Sadie Hopkins

Mr. Claude Proctor

Mr. Simon Lipham

Darryl Stephens Jr.

Mr. Edward Akins Jr.

Mrs. Clara Smith

Mrs. Anna Harris

Mrs. Rosie Trimble

Mrs. Donna Burgess

Mrs. Elizabeth Jennings

Mrs. Margarette May

Miss Mary Sharp

Mrs. Virginia McElmurray

Mrs. Belinda Keys

Mrs. Thereasa Dixon

Mr. James Greenway

Ms. Leada Duffy

Katherine McBride

Mrs. Etta Battie

Mrs. Margaret Hensley

Mrs. Dorothy Story

Fears radical environmentalists
With the current cost of fuel having risen to unprecedented levels and slated to continue to rise, the following question needs to be asked: Why are we allowing ourselves to be held hostage to foreign sources for our energy supplies? Robert E. Smock, Hephzibah

Restore vets' benefits
After World War II, Americans held their government in high esteem, but since then it has been mostly downhill.

Calls pro-life a patriotic position
In a recent letter to the editor, Mary Beth Pieruci of Planned Parenthood protested the invocation of the Pledge of Allegiance by pro-life demonstrators. She stated the American flag is a ``symbol of liberty throughout the world'' that is being ``cynically appropriated'' by pro-life forces to impose a ``religious viewpoint'' on others. William J. Conkright, M.D.Augusta

Suggests changes for next air show
Skyfest 2000 was very poorly planned. James Foyle, Martinez

Says HDTV not future of television
Is High Definition Television (or HDTV) progress or rip-off? Touted by one local TV station as being ``eagerly awaited,'' this is a perfect example of progress for progress' sake, and that alone. I have not met one person who is eagerly awaiting the chance to spend a reported $4,000 to replace each of their television sets currently owned -- and likely more on top of that to replace VCR equipment, which will also become obsolete when HDTV replaces the current transmission system. Edward H. Johnson, Augusta

End this grisly act
Ranking as one of the worst legacies of the Clinton-Gore administration, along with the impeachment and numerous scandals, is the president's continued, unbending approval of infanticide -- partial birth abortion.

Resents comparing golfer to God
Re ``Tigermania extends beyond golf'' in the Chronicle's ``Masters Wednesday'' edition: Now I have seen it all. Seth Benson, Millen

Offers hindsight, raps the mayor
Kudos to Mayor Bob Young and others for their achievement of getting a premier air show to Augusta. What a great show for all to observe and enjoy. John N. Lovin, Augusta

Urges veto power for Augusta mayor
Why does the mayor of Augusta, the head of the excutive branch of city-county government, not have the power of veto? Christie Duff, Grovetown

Wants census form but can't get one
I've been reading and listening to all the comments on Census 2000. There are remarks about people taking a while to complete and mail their forms. I would be more than glad to complete a form, if I could get one. Sue Shearouse, Harlem

Blames troubles on lack of God
For many years I have heard about everyone having the right to ``to do their own thing.'' Well, it's come full circle now where the rights of the few have turned on the masses. Barbara Mohler, Augusta

Edgefield job coup
Whenever a community recruits a firm that provides more than 100 new jobs, it's good news; when it's a small, rural community with a struggling economy, it's huge news.

S.C. 'grades' improve
South Carolina has finally begun to straighten out one of its most confusing educational tools: the grading of high school students.

Praises library's Talking Books program
The week of April 9 is National Library Week. We all know of the good work being done by the library and its staff of helpful people. Jack Eckert, Augusta

Cites instances of black Confederates
Several weeks ago Mark Gelbart of Augusta made several good points with his letter to the editor. However, he missed the boat when he wrote, ``There is no historical evidence that blacks were actually armed to fight for the Confederacy.'' Harold D. Meads, Lincolnton

Masters champ, 2000
What a beautiful birdie putt Vijay Singh sank on the 18th hole Sunday to close out the 64th Masters.

Overtime: Jaguars take weekend set from Pacers

Hamilton wins rain-delayed Napa 250

Martin steals one in winning Goody's 500

Judge permits undercover videos in IBF case

Overtime: Hamilton pulls off tire gamble

Montoya taking Indy tests

Women's soccer league launched with eight cities

Group finds worth to Internet e-politics sites
WASHINGTON -- A study on e-politics discounts as unfounded worries that the Internet is a ``vast bastion of unsubstantiated rumor and innuendo.'' One-quarter of Americans report getting at least some campaign information online.

Vitamin C may reduce gallbladder disease
CHICAGO -- A new study suggests another benefit to eating oranges: Women who don't get enough vitamin C may be prone to gallbladder disease.

Republicans embrace low Internet tax burden
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans rushed Thursday to embrace a federal commission's report urging that taxes not block growth of the Internet and that lawmakers repeal the 102-year-old telephone tax while extending a moratorium on new Internet taxes.

Scientist disputes company's DNA decoding claim
VANCOUVER, Canada -- The chief scientist of an international organization trying to map the human genetic code has disputed a private company's claim to have already reached that target.

Farmer overcomes accident
ACKLEY, Iowa -- Winter or summer, before he heads out for chores, Darwin Hofmeister pulls a heavy wool sock up over much of his left arm. The colder it is, the more socks he puts on.

Journalism group finds mixed bag of Internet e-politics sites
WASHINGTON -- More and more Americans are going online to get information about this year's presidential election, according to a study that details shortcomings about political sites but discounts concern that they contain mostly ``rumor and innuendo.''

Men undergo mass DNA tests
SYDNEY, Australia -- Police searching for the man who raped a 91-year-old woman began Australia's first mass DNA screening today, starting tests on the entire adult male population of a small rural community.

Big animals to dominate debate at endangered species conference
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Southern African countries were pushing for the right to sell stockpiled ivory at a conference beginning today to discuss trade in endangered animals and plants.

Internet users trying to fight Web tracking
TORONTO -- Internet users concerned about privacy are looking to technology, education and government to ease their fears about Web sites that can track their every click.

Island nation cashes in on Internet
PASADENA, Calif. -- The tiny, financially-strapped Pacific Island nation of Tuvalu has cashed in on the alphabetic quirk that assigned it with the ubiquitous ``.tv'' Internet country code.

Internet users at privacy conference trying to fight Web tracking
TORONTO -- Internet users concerned about privacy are looking to technology, education and government to ease their fears about Web sites that can track their every click.

Your style
Leela Hoehn, 15, a freshman at Davidson Fine Arts High School.

Your style

Stepping shows find strength in unity
Many Augusta teens have experienced an exciting night at a Stomp A' Rama, but they may be unaware how this art form originated.

Advice line: Dating best friend's sister may be awkward
``My best friend's sister and I like each other. But it seems kind of odd because we're like family. I just don't know how to approach the situation and could really use some advice.'' - 16-year-old Augusta boy

Stepping shows find strength in unity

Xtreme calendar
The Listenfirst.com Tour brings Christian rock bands Bleach, Pax217 and Relient K to the New Hope Worship Center, 715 Old Belair Road, for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $6. Call 868-6410 or send e-mail to cafeicthus@aol.com.

Event costs add up quickly
It's every girl's worst prom nightmare: You show up at the dance and someone's wearing the same dress you are wearing.

Xtreme calendar

Event costs add up quickly

Island nation cashes in on Internet

Group finds worth to Internet e-politics sites

Journalism group finds mixed bag of Internet e-politics sites

Republicans embrace low Internet tax burden

Scientist disputes company's DNA decoding claim

Farmer overcomes accident

Vitamin C may reduce gallbladder disease

Internet users trying to fight Web tracking

Internet users at privacy conference trying to fight Web tracking

Men undergo mass DNA tests

Big animals to dominate debate at endangered species conference