Ryan undergoes bypass surgery

Mets' streak reaches seven

Jackets fall to Asheville

Remlinger relishes new role

Twins top Yankees

Tourists fall victim to Garcia

Jackets fall to Asheville

Braves notes: Burkett unlikely to miss next start

Braves notes: Burkett unlikely to miss next start

Braves top Pirates

Yankees pair make history

Mets edge Dodgers on Franco single

Baseball's orderliness is relaxing

Business briefs: Nasdaq index falls from Microsoft fears

Hybrid brokerage opens office
An Austin, Texas-based real estate company, a hybrid of traditional and ``100 percent'' brokerages, has opened an office in Augusta.

Business briefs: Nasdaq index falls from Microsoft fears
NEW YORK -- The Nasdaq composite index fell sharply Monday as investors feared a possible breakup of Microsoft and a slowdown in personal computer sales.

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Offended by cartoon

Slams defiling of Columbine anniversary

Augusta's own Y2K

Finds cartoon 'tasteless'

Gets angry with depiction of school

Hits McKee view on Midland Valley

Accept the 'Challenge'

Blasts 'joke' about Midland Valley High

Enforce 'Truth' rule

Pegs cartoon with poor taste

Feels Elian's well-being is forgotten

Speak out on editorial cartoon

Says cartoon should not have been printed

Sees environment as campaign issue
A recent Gallup Poll shows the modern environmental movement is viewed quite positively by most Americans.Sam Booher, Martinez

Reno should resign

Calls Midland Valley cartoon 'offensive'

Complains cartoon was in bad taste

Seeks apology for Midland Valley cartoon

Wants apology for cartoon on Midland Valley High

Leo to the rescue

Says cartoon demeans deaths

In the know
Two-for-Tuesday and Thirsty Thursday beer promotions return to Augusta GreenJacket home games this week.

Seeing results
Weight-loss success is not always measured in numbers. Sometimes how a person feels is more important than the figures on the scale.

Locals keep promise,strive for better health
Evy Williams has lost 12 pounds. Muriel Daniels has lost 2, and Bridgette Westbrook has lost 16.

Sutton closes strong, wins Greensboro title

Sutton wins second event in month

Watson caddie's wife charged with arson

Nelson uses late surge to take Vegas crown

Lynx Ledger: ECHL Southern Conference quarterfinals

Blues hoping to complete comeback against Sharks

Neilson and Clarke to talk Monday

Lynx-Grrowl rivalry resumes in playoffs

Grrrowl takes 1-0 lead

Toronto scores four goals in second period, wins series

Neilson to assist Flyers in playoffs

Baseball's orderliness is relaxing
I think this is the best time of year to enjoy a GreenJackets game at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Locals keep promise,strive for better health

Seeing results

In the know

Savannah native in line for brigadier general

Augusta hero fights for life in final battle
He has nightmares. In them, he is back in Vietnam, serving as a bomb disposal man with the 173rd Airborne Brigade near Bong Son, crawling through mine fields and watching people get killed just yards away.

Bill signing boosts Democrats' image
ATLANTA -- It's bill-signing season for Gov. Roy Barnes.

Departures open sheriff race
With the stroke of a pen Monday, Ronnie Strength and Leon Garvin put a combined 59 years worth of law enforcement experience on hold to become full-time candidates for Richmond County Sheriff.

Savannah native in line for brigadier general
SAVANNAH -- Marine Col. Walter Gaskin will sit before a panel of U.S. congressional leaders in a few months to explain why he should serve as a general.

Turbines to finance building
Turbines that once used water from the Augusta Canal to power Enterprise Mill's 908 looms could be operating again by late summer or early fall.

Interstate ramps will close for paving work

Lack of rain would cause water limits
Billy Clayton doesn't need to look at the production charts of his water plants to see the result of drought-like conditions.

State Republicans portray Democrats as obstacles to change
ATLANTA -- For General Assembly Democrats and some Republicans, the mantra on the campaign trail this year will be education reform.

Funding request gets OK
They had to wait about a month, but the folks who run Augusta Tomorrow finally got what they wanted.

Bill signing boosts Democrats' image

Project ideas inundate ANIC office
What a difference $10 million makes.

Funding request gets OK

Ideal Amusement owners will retire
ATHENS -- One of Athens' oldest businesses will close next month after more than half a century in business, and for record collectors, pinball wizards and pool hustlers in Northeast Georgia, it's going to leave a little hole in the universe.

Housing projects planned

Farmers, buyers test area shrimp cultivation
ATLANTA - Soon, the shrimp served in Heinz Solinski's posh Augusta restaurant could come from a south Georgia chicken farm.

Augusta hero fights for life in final battle

Elections qualifying unhurried
ATLANTA - Business was sluggish Monday as qualifying began for several federal, state and local offices that will be up for grabs across Georgia this fall.

Doctor leaves show thousands richer
AIKEN -- Steve Clark will never forget that the United States beat Finland in ice hockey to win the gold medal in the 1980 Olympics.

Project ideas inundate ANIC office

Across the area: Legislator fights contribution return
COLUMBIA -- Rep. Margaret Gamble, who switched last month from Republican to Democrat, has refused to return a $5,000 campaign contribution to the GOP.

Residents welcome governor

Candidates gear up for sheriff's race

Lack of rain would cause water limits

Puppy love
Jevey Sander, of Aiken, and his 6-month-old puppy, Lady, have a friendly stare-down contest as she sits on top of his car in downtown Aiken. Mr. Sander was waiting for his wife outside a bank Monday when he decided to plant the pooch on his car.

Housing projects planned
AIKEN -- Many elderly residents might soon find their housing options in the city greatly improved.

Turbines to finance building

Puppy love

Elections qualifying unhurried

State Republicans portray Democrats as obstacles to change

Ideal Amusement owners will retire

Dawn service is a tradition for families

Departures open sheriff race

Abandoned site will get cleanup
CLEARWATER -- The long-abandoned Clearwater Finishing Plant on U.S. Highway 1 is about to take on new life.

Dawn service is a tradition for families
About 250 people shivered early Sunday under the arms of a 10-foot concrete cross standing on a cemetery hillside in Westover Memorial Park.

Interstate ramps will close for paving work
Entering and exiting Bobby Jones Expressway should be a smoother ride in coming weeks as the state Department of Transportation completes paving work on 11 of the highway's on- and off-ramps.

Residents welcome governor
NORTH AUGUSTA - An avenue of Confederate flags lined the approach to Old McDonald's Fish Camp to greet Gov. Jim Hodges, in town for a Democratic rally and catfish dinner Monday night.

Across the area: Man gets probation for tire company fire
A Greenwood County man was given five years probation Monday for starting a small blaze at an Aiken tire company in 1998.

Across the area: Legislator fights contribution return

Candidates gear up for sheriff's race
The would-be successors to Sheriff Charlie Webster officially step forward this week as qualifying for the November Richmond County sheriff's election begins today and runs until Friday.

Abandoned site will get cleanup

Across the area: Man gets probation for tire company fire

Doctor leaves show thousands richer

Farmers, buyers test area shrimp cultivation

Knicks top Raptors

Webber frustrated by foul problems

Portland tops T'Wolves

Wilkens resigns from Hawks

Iverson storm blows over

Sprewell won't gloat after stopping Carter once

Lakers down Kings

Heat try not to repeat playoff mistakes

Spurs must go without Duncan in Game 2

Man to sell ball stolen from Wilt

Carter lashes out at league for criticizing him

Blazers feel pressure to go up 2-0

Zo, Heat defense big problem for Pistons

Bucks no match underneath for Pacers' Davis

Malone ready to forget 50 and move on

Mrs. Dorothy Armstrong
DORAVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Dorothy H. Armstrong, 76, of Gladney Drive, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at Westwood Nursing Home, Evans.

Mrs. Jettie Murphy
Mrs. Jettie M. Murphy, 65, of Rhodes Drive, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Charles Trussell Jr.
MINNEAPOLIS - Mr. Charles Harvey Trussell Jr., 77, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at Veterans Nursing Home.

Mrs. Frances Jones
EASLEY, S.C. - Mrs. Frances Louise Bauknight Jones, 61, of Dacusville Highway, died Saturday, April 22, 2000.

Mr. Leo Oscar
Mr. Leo Oscar, 84, of The Pass, Martinez, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Robert Toves Sr.
Mr. Robert Toves Sr., 55, died Monday, April 17, 2000, in Fort Bliss, Texas.

Miss Cora Jordan
LAKE CITY, Fla. - Miss Cora Beatrice Jordan died Friday, April 21, 2000, at National Health Care Center. Miss Jordan, a former resident of Tennille, Ga., was 106.

Mr. Carl Kent
GROVETOWN - Mr. Carl O. Kent, 65, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. John Wood
Mr. John H. Wood, 87, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. George Fox
HARLEM - Mr. George Fox, 78, of Fox Road, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Andrew Harley
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Andrew Walden Harley, 87, of East Avenue, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Mattlean Brown
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Mrs. Mattlean Brown, 92, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Bamberg County Hospital.

Mrs. Viola Evans
THOMSON - Mrs. Viola Bouttry Evans, 90, of Willow Street, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Algier Elkins
AIKEN - Mr. Algier W. ``Bill'' Elkins, 79, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Betty Barefield
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Elizabeth O'Kelley ``Betty'' Barefield, 85, of Academy Avenue, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Burke County Hospital.

Mrs. Motlena Harmon
SALUDA, S.C. - Mrs. Motlena Padgett Harmon, 53, of North Main Street, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Saluda Nursing Center.

Mrs. Edith Klapper
AIKEN - Mrs. Edith Irene Wilednik Klapper, 81, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Martha Wendt
Mrs. Martha F. Wendt, 79, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Robert Cornett
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Robert Lee Cornett, 84, of Willow Run Road, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Fred Hamlet
AIKEN - Mr. Fred H. Hamlet, 66, of Mosley Road, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Betty Barefield
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Elizabeth ``Betty'' O'Kelley Barefield, 85, of Academy Avenue, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Burke County Hospital.

Elliot Beasley
SALUDA, S.C. - Elliot Zachary Beasley, 6, of Hunter's Lane, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia.

Ms. Connie Storey
Ms. Connie Storey, 57, of Hamilton Drive, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at Lake Crossing Health Care, Appling.

Mr. Jack Wilson
TUCKER, Ga. - Mr. Jack Edison Wilson, 77, of Marlborough Drive, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Wattie Branch
Mr. Wattie C. Branch, 72, of Goldfinch Road, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. LeRoy Stanley
BELVEDERE - Mr. LeRoy Stanley, 83, of Jesse Dee Street, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at National Health Care.

Mr. Herbert Johnson
JACKSON - Mr. Herbert F. Johnson, 84, of Atomic Road, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at Eden Gardens, Aiken.

Mrs. Ruby Kendall
KEYSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Ruby Hollingsworth Kendall, 79, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at Burke County Hospital, Waynesboro.

Mrs. Hazel Brantley
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Hazel Lucille Brantley, 81, of Georgia Highway 15 North, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Washington Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Freddie Harris
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Freddie Harris, 71, of Bradleyville Road, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. John Gattis
Mr. John Emmett Gattis, 82, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Viola Green
SEYMOUR, Texas - Mrs. Viola Carter Green, 83, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000.

Mr. John Osborn
Mr. John Willie Osborn, of Laney-Walker Boulevard, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Ms. Connie Storey

Mr. Wattie Branch

Mrs. Ruby Kendall

Mrs. Motlena Harmon

Mr. John Osborn

Mr. Charles Trussell Jr.

Mrs. Jettie Murphy

Mr. Fred Hamlet

Mr. Leo Oscar

Mr. Freddie Harris

Mr. Robert Toves Sr.

Mrs. Hazel Brantley

Miss Cora Jordan

Mrs. Viola Evans

Mrs. Martha Wendt

Mrs. Dorothy Armstrong

Mr. Robert Cornett

Mr. Andrew Harley

Mr. John Wood

Mr. George Fox

Mrs. Edith Klapper

Mr. Jack Wilson

Mr. John Gattis

Mr. LeRoy Stanley

Mr. Carl Kent

Mrs. Viola Green

Elliot Beasley

Slams defiling of Columbine anniversary
Your editorial cartoonist showed outrageously poor taste in his Thursday cartoon. How dare he defile the anniversary of the tragedy at Columbine High School with such a disgusting picture? ... Susan Phillips, Augusta

Blasts cartoon
Man, your cartoonist is some kind of sick, twisted freak who needs help. Timmy Turner, Langley

Captions need to be changed
The caption of and the labels in the Thursday editorial cartoon should be changed. J. Lockwood McCraney, Augusta

Finds cartoon 'tasteless'
I am a freshman at Midland Valley High School and I am writing regarding Thursday's political cartoon. I did not think that it was very funny. You should be very sorry. Sara Moyer, Langley

Supports law enforcement officers
I'm writing in response to two letters I've seen in The Chronicle this week. One in Rants and Raves and the other a letter, April 16, by Kory W. Edwards. Suzanne Scott, Augusta

Calls Midland Valley cartoon 'offensive'
I am a student at Midland Valley High School and find the editorial cartoon in the Thursday paper very offensive. I know you have probably already received a lot of letters, e-mails and phone calls concerning this subject, but I would like to say that Midland Valley is a really good school. Becky Proctor, Aiken

Complains cartoon was in bad taste
Thursday's editorial cartoon was both disgusting and in bad taste. How could you print something so vulgar in your newspaper, especially on the one-year anniversary of the Columbine High School incident. Jennifer Brannan, North Augusta

Seeks apology for Midland Valley cartoon
The editorial cartoon in Thursday's The Chronicle regarding Midland Valley High School was very uncalled for. April Barton, Graniteville

Enforce 'Truth' rule
The GOP-controlled House got a lot of deservedly favorable publicity in 1997 when it passed the "Truth in Testimony" rule -- requiring witnesses to disclose how much federal money they receive.

Reno should resign
There is something awfully alarming about automatic-weapon-toting federal agents busting down the door of an unarmed family to seize a child -- a child who is safe and not being abused. Using such force to resolve a civil matter makes Americans uneasy, as it should.

Offended by cartoon
After viewing the opinion cartoon displayed in Thursday's The Augusta Chronicle, I found myself reflecting back to an earlier time in history. Mary Ann Wilson, Langley

Leo to the rescue
``This year ABC News has taken the extraordinary step of ... cheapening their environmental coverage by selecting celebrity chairman of Earth Day, Leonardo DiCaprio, to interview President Clinton ... Now, if the Earth truly `hangs in the balance,' as Al Gore and the media would have us believe -- surely the media can do better than entrusting Leonardo DiCaprio to cover it.''

Calls lock and dam progress 'pork'
According to Sunday's editorial, we are making ``progress'' on the Savannah River Lock and Dam. Judy Gordon, Evans

Augusta's own Y2K
Augusta has many unique distinctions. Now it has one more. Ours is probably the nation's only city that, in order to kill off the Y2K bug, created a Y2K bug of its own -- which then took a bite of incalculable millions out of tax revenues.

Defends guns for private citizens
Re the letter of April 18 from Michael Ledo: ``Mocks `argument' by pro-gunners.'' I found his letter disgusting in his comparisons to Ho Chi Minh and what happened in the Civil War. We are still a free country, while Vietnam isn't. As far as Randy Weaver goes, it was tragic about what happened to his wife, but nobody talks about the U.S. marshal who was killed in that same action. Mr. Ledo is correct about a bunch of civilians going up against a professional Army, but we would have the right to do so if the need ever came. Robert P. McConnell Jr., Hephzibah

Sees environment as campaign issue
A recent Gallup Poll shows the modern environmental movement is viewed quite positively by most Americans. Sam Booher, Martinez

Accept the 'Challenge'
The Youth Challenge Academy that the Georgia National Guard is proposing for Fort Gordon deserves all the encouragement it can get.

Gets angry with depiction of school
I was appalled and angered by your cartoon comparing Midland Valley High School to Columbine High School. How can you compare the so-called threats of two boys to the tragedy that actually occurred in Colorado? Pamela Waller, Graniteville

Resents taxpayer funded racism
The taxpayer-funded racial experiment conducted for the purpose of encouraging pride within the black community has spawned a gross-mutation, thanks to many irresponsible, race-baiting activists of the black community.

Blasts 'joke' about Midland Valley High
I am having a really hard time trying to understand how you can possibly joke about the situation at Midland Valley High School. Jennifer Ellison, North Augusta

Says cartoon should not have been printed
The drawing -- one cannot call it a cartoon -- Thursday's editorial page was in very bad taste. Pam Mance, Augusta

Wants apology for cartoon on Midland Valley High
Students at Midland Valley High School were sickened to read The Chronicle on April 20. The editorial cartoon you allowed to be printed was grotesque and uncalled for. We think you should be ashamed. We were horrified to see a woman of bones with bullet holes in her, and coupled with the fact that the man standing there had an uncanny resemblance to Jaris Simon was wrong. We, along with many of our teachers have held The Chronicle high in standards, but Thursday that all came down. We believe that you owe not just our entire school, but all of your readers, as well as the people at Columbine, an apology. Brandon Britton, Langley

Feels Elian's well-being is forgotten
Over the course of this gruesome battle concerning the fate of little Elian, I have followed with disgust the arguments and politics presented by each side of the issue. Moniqua Acosta, Augusta

Hits McKee view on Midland Valley
I am very disappointed that The Chronicle would print such a distasteful Rick McKee cartoon on Thursday concerning the Columbine tragedy and the threat on Midland Valley High School. Karen Beard, Warrenville

Speak out on editorial cartoon
Rick McKee's cartoon is utterly disgusting and he should be looking for another job if he does not have a better mind than that. Mrs. A. E. Waters, Hephzibah

Wonders why other schools not targeted
There have been many items in the paper that have prompted me to write a response, but I usually rethink and forget. However, Rick McKee's editorial cartoon last Thursday cannot be dismissed so easily. Lilian Knight Thomas, Aiken

Pegs cartoon with poor taste
Unbelievable, offensive, evil and ignorance are words that come to mind to describe The Augusta Chronicle and editorial page cartoonist Rick McKee in publishing the editorial cartoon on Thursday. Rick K. Napier, Aiken

Says cartoon demeans deaths
The cartoon pictured in Thursday's The Augusta Chronicle is a travesty. You have managed to demean the deaths of the Columbine students. Ann Gordon, Graniteville

Chavez will ride Trippi

Overtime: Tigers, Dogs win league golf titles

Burke County girls take lead in 3-AAA track

Overtime: Wal-Mart heir buying Denver pro teams

Pierce wins Family Circle Cup

Web sites gamble on giveaways
Forget e-mail, online bookselling and digital pornography. For the next big thing to attract customers, the Internet's entrepreneurs have turned the clock back to one of the oldest tricks in the book: sweepstakes.

Professors' project is pitfalls of potholes
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Each day, Tom Papagiannakis and Eyad Masad wrestle with their own version of the classic question about the chicken crossing the road.

Filters help keep junk mail out of e-mail systems
There's spam and there's real spam: Unwanted e-mail that comes from bulk mailers who send out tens of thousands of solicitations to any e-mail address they can find.

Project allows researchers to see inner working of cancer cells
TAMPA, Fla. -- Cancer researchers sometimes liken their work to wandering through a forest of genetic material hoping to find the paths that lead to better diagnosis, treatments and possibly cures.

Plotting Lewis and Clark's trail with old journals, high-tech equipment
BOISE, Idaho -- For 15 summers, Steve Russell has scrambled along the same forest deadfall and rocky hillsides that Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's Corps of Discovery encountered in Idaho's mountains two centuries ago.

Speed Traps for Cable Modems?
It's one of the longest-running arguments in the small but growing universe of high-speed-access Internet users: Are we going to run out of broadband as soon as we all get it?

New cockpit gives astronauts safety edge
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The eight-minute climb to orbit will be as tense and dangerous as always. But this time, the seven astronauts aboard space shuttle Atlantis have a technological edge.

Overweight Americans say they exercise to lose weight
ATLANTA -- The vast majority of overweight adults trying to shed pounds aren't getting enough exercise, the government said Thursday.

Less free care by doctors who work in managed care
In this era of managed care and bottom-line, for-profit medicine, there's growing concern that the medical profession is walking away from a time-honored ethical principle: Providing free or discounted care for people unable to pay.

Archaeologists say Chinese language is 4,800 years old
BEIJING -- Chinese archaeologists have confirmed that inscriptions on a 4,800-year-old piece of pottery are the earliest form of Chinese writing ever discovered, state media said Thursday.

Elf Lore Family realizes eco-friendly dream in Lothlorein woods
NEEDMORE, Ind. -- It was the early 1980s and Terry Kok's thoughts were clouded: What should I do next? What was I put here for?

Xtreme style

Prom pics

The cartoon kid

Prom pics
Prom season is in full swing! As a special feature, Xtreme will run photos taken at YOUR prom over the next month.

Xtreme style
THE FACTS: Steven Gillum, 18, a senior at Harlem High School.

The cartoon kid
Adam Finley, 14, is a budding cartoonist with big plans. For now, he's happy to have his comic strip in Xtreme. Happs and Kickflip, a comic about two teen-age buddies who love to skateboard, debuts today. It's scheduled to appear on Page 2 every Tuesday.

Xtreme advice: Changing interests can mean changing friends
``There's this girl I've known since last year, when we were best friends. Now she's with other people every weekend. I make plans with her, but she changes them and does things with other friends. I'm losing her as a best friend. What should I do?'' -- 13-year-old Augusta girl

Professors' project is pitfalls of potholes

Plotting Lewis and Clark's trail with old journals, high-tech equipment

Filters help keep junk mail out of e-mail systems

Overweight Americans say they exercise to lose weight

Archaeologists say Chinese language is 4,800 years old

Elf Lore Family realizes eco-friendly dream in Lothlorein woods

Speed Traps for Cable Modems?

Less free care by doctors who work in managed care

Project allows researchers to see inner working of cancer cells

Web sites gamble on giveaways