Twins top Yankees

Remlinger relishes new role

Tourists fall victim to Garcia

Yankees pair make history

Braves notes: Burkett unlikely to miss next start

Braves top Pirates

Jackets fall to Asheville

Ryan undergoes bypass surgery

Mets edge Dodgers on Franco single

Braves notes: Burkett unlikely to miss next start

Mets' streak reaches seven

Jackets fall to Asheville

Baseball's orderliness is relaxing

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.

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

Finds cartoon 'tasteless'

Calls Midland Valley cartoon 'offensive'

Says cartoon demeans deaths

Speak out on editorial cartoon

Seeks apology for Midland Valley cartoon

Captions need to be changed

Leo to the rescue

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

Hits McKee view on Midland Valley

Pegs cartoon with poor taste

Slams defiling of Columbine anniversary

Offended by cartoon

Blasts 'joke' about Midland Valley High

Accept the 'Challenge'

Gets angry with depiction of school

Reno should resign

Augusta's own Y2K

Complains cartoon was in bad taste

Wants apology for cartoon on Midland Valley High

Says cartoon should not have been printed

Feels Elian's well-being is forgotten

Enforce 'Truth' rule

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

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

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.

Watson caddie's wife charged with arson

Sutton closes strong, wins Greensboro title

Nelson uses late surge to take Vegas crown

Sutton wins second event in month

Neilson and Clarke to talk Monday

Grrrowl takes 1-0 lead

Blues hoping to complete comeback against Sharks

Lynx-Grrowl rivalry resumes in playoffs

Neilson to assist Flyers in playoffs

Lynx Ledger: ECHL Southern Conference quarterfinals

Toronto scores four goals in second period, wins series

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

Doctor leaves show thousands richer

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.

Housing projects planned

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.

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.

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

Across the area: Legislator fights contribution return

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.

Dawn service is a tradition for families

Lack of rain would cause water limits

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.

Elections qualifying unhurried

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.

Puppy love

Augusta hero fights for life in final battle

Turbines to finance building

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Bill signing boosts Democrats' image

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Across the area: Man gets probation for tire company fire

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.

Ideal Amusement owners will retire

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

Funding request gets OK

Abandoned site will get cleanup

Project ideas inundate ANIC office

Interstate ramps will close for paving work

Departures open sheriff race

State Republicans portray Democrats as obstacles to change

Savannah native in line for brigadier general

Residents welcome governor

Farmers, buyers test area shrimp cultivation

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

Candidates gear up for sheriff's race

Zo, Heat defense big problem for Pistons

Webber frustrated by foul problems

Bucks no match underneath for Pacers' Davis

Portland tops T'Wolves

Man to sell ball stolen from Wilt

Iverson storm blows over

Wilkens resigns from Hawks

Lakers down Kings

Blazers feel pressure to go up 2-0

Malone ready to forget 50 and move on

Carter lashes out at league for criticizing him

Sprewell won't gloat after stopping Carter once

Spurs must go without Duncan in Game 2

Knicks top Raptors

Heat try not to repeat playoff mistakes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Mr. Algier Elkins
AIKEN - Mr. Algier W. ``Bill'' Elkins, 79, died Sunday, April 23, 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. Frances Jones
EASLEY, S.C. - Mrs. Frances Louise Bauknight Jones, 61, of Dacusville Highway, died Saturday, April 22, 2000.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. John Wood
Mr. John H. Wood, 87, died Monday, April 24, 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.

Mr. John Gattis
Mr. John Emmett Gattis, 82, died Friday, April 21, 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. Martha Wendt

Mr. Wattie Branch

Mrs. Edith Klapper

Miss Cora Jordan

Elliot Beasley

Mr. Carl Kent

Mr. Robert Cornett

Mrs. Dorothy Armstrong

Mr. John Wood

Mr. Andrew Harley

Mrs. Viola Evans

Mrs. Motlena Harmon

Ms. Connie Storey

Mr. George Fox

Mrs. Jettie Murphy

Mr. Charles Trussell Jr.

Mr. Freddie Harris

Mr. Jack Wilson

Mrs. Ruby Kendall

Mr. LeRoy Stanley

Mrs. Hazel Brantley

Mrs. Viola Green

Mr. Leo Oscar

Mr. Fred Hamlet

Mr. Robert Toves Sr.

Mr. John Gattis

Mr. John Osborn

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.''

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chavez will ride Trippi

Burke County girls take lead in 3-AAA track

Pierce wins Family Circle Cup

Overtime: Tigers, Dogs win league golf titles

Overtime: Wal-Mart heir buying Denver pro teams

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Prom pics

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.

The cartoon kid

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

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

Xtreme style

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

Archaeologists say Chinese language is 4,800 years old

Professors' project is pitfalls of potholes

Less free care by doctors who work in managed care

Elf Lore Family realizes eco-friendly dream in Lothlorein woods

Web sites gamble on giveaways

Project allows researchers to see inner working of cancer cells

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

Overweight Americans say they exercise to lose weight

Filters help keep junk mail out of e-mail systems

Speed Traps for Cable Modems?