Blue Jays top White Sox

Braves win 14th straight; set record

Cubs' Woods back to work on Houston

Jackets game with Piedmont is suspended

Pedro doesn't expect suspension

Cubs' Wood shines in return to mound

Swainsboro advances in AA playoffs

Wootton lifts Ridge Spring-Monetta

Depth part of Braves success

Braves notes: Hubbard's versatility pays off

Braves win 14th straight; set record

Neagle blanks Phils; Orioles defeat Angels

Braves notes: Remlinger would be happy to let others take bullpen call

Braves' streak continues

Students cite class boredom

Business briefs: Microsoft stock lift fuels entire market
NEW YORK -- Investors brushed off worries about Microsoft's future Monday, sending its shares higher and fueling a rally in technology stocks that spread to the broad market.

Developer starts road work
Columbia County developer Frank Mullins has broken ground on a project to extend Owens Road across Washington Road, opening his family's 120 acres for commercial and retail development.

Online venture announced
Georgia-Pacific Corp. announced Tuesday it will establish a business-to-business online commerce venture this year.

Radio station dismisses disc jockey
Cumulus Media Inc. fired a prominent WZNY-FM disc jockey Monday, just one week after assuming ownership of the hit-music station.

Developer starts road work

Safety retailer to open

Business briefs: AT&T profit report drags market lower

Business briefs: Microsoft stock lift fuels entire market

Business briefs: AT&T profit report drags market lower
NEW YORK -- Stocks fell broadly Tuesday after AT&T delivered a cautious profit outlook and investors took profits from a three-day rally in technology shares. Worries about rising interest rates hung over the market, keeping volume low and buyers scarce.

Safety retailer to open
It seems anyone can inspire someone to start their own business, even a child just out of diapers.

Expectations high for Dogs' Donnan

Choice of flag can be puzzling matter

Opposes closing lock and dam

Center traffic blamed for accidents

Cautions therapy applicable to few

Contrasts beauty and sign 'tackiness'

Argues against two-track bus schedule

Defends assessor's office over data

Answers criticism of utility bill

Center traffic blamed for accidents

'Protective' Confederate flag lauded

Not on his watch

Scalping veto welcome

Columbia's CEO bout

Answers criticism of utility bill

Free press warriors

Dr. Ike Washington

Is first lady credible?

'Chronicle' lauded for outdoor editor

'Protective' Confederate flag lauded

In the Know
LISTEN UP! Free hearing tests will be offered at six locations in the Aiken-Augusta area on Saturday as part of National Day of Hearing Testing.

Age old question: Avoid food poisoning with bit of prevention
According to the Nutrition Action Healthletter, about 2.5 million Americans get sick from food poisoning each year. The culprits include undercooked meat, dirty fruits and vegetables and spoiled eggs.

Small portions
Ever wonder what the difference is between soba and somen? (Two kinds of Japanese noodles.) Shepherd's pie and shepherd's purse? (Meat pie with mashed potatoes; herb in the mustard family.) How about fudge and fugu? (Yummy dessert; blowfish with poisonous innards.)

Lettuce wraps
You've had tortilla wraps and pita pockets, now try a new twist on the "wrap craze'' with today's recipe for lettuce wraps.

In the know
PRICE CHECK: Ever wonder if the prices at your regular grocery store are cheaper or more expensive than those up the street? Each Wednesday, Price Check offers price comparisons on goods at area stores.

Motivated to lose
LaSaundria Walker says she's getting more attention from the opposite sex these days.

Disabled golfer sues USGA for right to use cart

Sophie's struggle in world for words

Flyers are good at blame game

Flyers top Pens in overtime, 4-3

Bourque is out with hurt knee

U.S. upsets Russia

Students cite class boredom
Want a new educational buzzword to add to your vocabulary? Try ``academic disengagement.''

In the know

Age old question: Avoid food poisoning with bit of prevention

Motivated to lose

In the Know

Lettuce wraps

Small portions

Spotlight back on ex-mayor
SAVANNAH -- John Rousakis, Savannah's influential mayor for 21 years, watched quietly as qualifying for political hopefuls came and went last week.

Judge calls for opinion on term of teen shooter
Before the judge decides if he should cut a convicted robber's prison sentence for cooperating with the prosecution, the prosecutor must publicly speak for or against the prospect.

Week draws attention to motives for arson
Juveniles commit more than half the arsons in the United States, causing an estimated $2 billion in property damage and hundreds of deaths each year.

Church offers shelter in storm

Housing department faces reorganization
Augusta commissioners split Tuesday on reorganizing the city's housing department and hiring two new inspectors and a development manager, leaving it up to Mayor Bob Young to cast the deciding affirmative vote.

Pupils' scores improve

Panel asks city attorney for review

School building condemned

Officials say fire was set
AIKEN -- Three weeks after a popular Whiskey Road restaurant caught ablaze, arson investigators said it was torched intentionally.

Budget will keep same millage rate

Hospital to lay off workers
St. Joseph Hospital announced a restructuring Monday that will cut 30 jobs and shift 65 additional employees into new positions to save about $4 million annually.

City will see new projects

Week draws attention to motives for arson

Fort Gordon sergeant admits to molestation

Columbia County OKs outdoor watering plan

Augusta National announces gifts to charity

Aiken sees increase in readiness

Departure of Kirch opens door

Aiken sees increase in readiness
The Aiken County School District has increased the percentage of children who are academically prepared to enter first grade, but the school system continues to lag behind the state average, according to a Kids Count 2000 study released Monday.

Spotlight back on ex-mayor

Boy gets five-year sentence

Holocaust victims honored
It is not necessary to go back 60 years to the Holocaust to find examples of bigotry, Robert Altman said.

Panel asks city attorney for review
Laney-Walker Development Corp. board members knew before their meeting Monday that pharmacist Marshall Curtis would not be the one developing the second phase of Armstrong Galleria.

Marine marathon
Leslie Weisert watches her lobster, Mack Attack, head for the finish line as her opponent, Brannon Lamar, cheers his lobster at a news conference to announce the Lobster Races coming Friday to Aiken.

Pupils' scores improve
Eight-graders in both Richmond County and Columbia County schools show the most improvement locally on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills.

Budget will keep same millage rate
AIKEN -- No new property taxes or additional fees for service are in store for Aiken County resident in 2001. But if they approve a local sales tax referendum in November, residents could see another penny added to the sales tax.

Hospital to lay off workers

Unreleased recordings lost in fire
While investigators await lab results on a suspicious fire that ravaged James Brown's office building last week, representatives say the singer is reeling from a devastating loss of unreleased recordings and personal mementos.

Outings provide therapy

Across the area: Police seek gas station robber
Police were searching Tuesday for a gunman who robbed a Lincoln County gas station earlier that day.

Across the area: Police seek gas station robber

School building condemned
THOMSON -- The McDuffie County school system's maintenance building was condemned and sealed off Tuesday after inspectors found improperly stored chemicals and other materials inside.

MCG dean to leave school next month

Finding safe harbor
In the wilds of Manhattan, thousands of books are dumped on the market by hundreds of publishing houses with millions of dollars behind them. Like a literature machine, the New York publishing world supplies hungry readers with page upon printed page of novels and nonfiction, children's books and how-to guides. A big, noisy industry full of self-promotion and publicity, big-time publishing bears little resemblance to the quiet basement office in an unassuming West Augusta neighborhood, home of Harbor House Publishing.

Officers get grant for tools
North Augusta city officials will use a grant of nearly $20,000 to purchase new equipment for the police force.

Group analyzes need for disaster planning
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. -- Georgia authorities say better and earlier communication between neighboring states is needed during hurricanes and other weather disasters.

Auditors uncover errors

New sign law keeps billboards off two roads
Augusta's new sign ordinance went into effect Tuesday, minus a provision that would have allowed billboards on River Watch Parkway and Tobacco Road.

Governor's pen vetoes eight bills
ATLANTA -- After vetoing only two bills since the General Assembly adjourned for the year, Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes on Monday axed eight bills and a resolution in a flurry of activity on the final day for gubernatorial action on this year's legislation.

Boy gets five-year sentence
Despite pleas from family and friends for leniency, a Juvenile Court judge sent three Martinez boys who plotted to kidnap their families back to jail Tuesday, handing down the maximum sentence for the group's ringleader.

Outings provide therapy
GRANITEVILLE - The handsome, elderly man slowly and carefully tapped the golf ball into the cup on the putting green at Midland Valley Country Club.

Soldiers build Bosnian village at Georgia base
HINESVILLE, Ga. -- Today, the buildings in Ern Karo are freshly painted and smell of new lumber.

Deal might be imminent
AIKEN -- A familiar landmark at the west gateway to Aiken is about to disappear -- maybe.

Soldiers build Bosnian village at Georgia base

Unreleased recordings lost in fire

MCG dean to leave school next month
Medical College of Georgia's dean of the School of Medicine will leave at the end of June for another position elsewhere.

City will see new projects
AIKEN -- Aiken Mayor Fred Cavanaugh could have summed up the state of the city Tuesday in a few words -- absolutely great and getting greater.

Housing department faces reorganization

Fraternity brothers disagree
ATHENS, Ga. -- A University of Georgia fraternity accused of hazing a group of pledges from Georgia Tech was ``scapegoated'' by the Atlanta fraternity as the Tech students sought to place blame for hazing allegations that surfaced there, their attorney alleged in a campus hearing Monday.

High-technology house is live-in laboratory

High-technology house is live-in laboratory
ATLANTA -- If Cory Kidd oversleeps, his boss can check up on him instantly by glancing at data coming from appliances in his home that monitor his health, habits and activity.

Fraternity brothers disagree

Deal might be imminent

New sign law keeps billboards off two roads

Group analyzes need for disaster planning

Group works toward inclusion

Church offers shelter in storm
SAVANNAH -- If the winds howl and waters rise this hurricane season, Windsor Forest Baptist Church is prepared to offer a unique refuge to its southside Savannah neighbors.

Group works toward inclusion
The stigma of being labeled a slow learner or special education student sometimes has an effect on the way pupils learn, in addition to how they get along with others, officials say.

Corps OKs dredging after speedy probe
The Army Corps of Engineers on Monday lifted a ``cease and desist'' order issued last week after federal authorities learned Augusta Canal was being dredged without appropriate permits.

Departure of Kirch opens door
Medical College of Georgia's dean of the School of Medicine will be moving on to the medical school at Penn State University and its affiliated medical center, officials formally announced Tuesday.

Officials await GBI arson tests
While the offices of James Brown Enterprises moved across town Monday, investigators were still awaiting lab results before declaring Friday's fire, which destroyed the entertainer's west Augusta business headquarters, as arson.

Auditors uncover errors
Almost 1,000 animals that entered the Richmond County pound last year cannot be accounted for, according to an audit of the facility's records.

Augusta National announces gifts to charity
Augusta National Golf Club will give more than $3 million in charitable contributions this year, Chairman Hootie Johnson announced Tuesday.

Across the area: Officers search for attack suspect
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who allegedly attacked a Ridge Spring resident outside an Aiken home Monday morning.

Groups squabble over center
A few days after the April meeting of the Citizens Advisory Committee, Hardy Bennings phoned Marshall Curtis and asked why the two men could not talk about building Phase II of the Armstrong Galleria together.

Man's death in fall leads to guilty plea
An Augusta woman who fell off a second-story balcony with her common-law husband, who died from his injuries, pleaded guilty Tuesday to manslaughter.

Officials await GBI arson tests

Governor's pen vetoes eight bills

Groups squabble over center

Fort Gordon sergeant admits to molestation
A Fort Gordon sergeant and Augusta resident admitted Tuesday he sexually assaulted a child. He was sentenced to spend 10 years in prison for the crime.

Across the area: Officers search for attack suspect

Columbia County OKs outdoor watering plan
The decision to put Columbia County under outdoor watering restrictions will be made by the committee that oversees the county's water department.

Sixers down Hornets; advance

Fire and ice: Garnett and Brandon

Stojakovic, Delk lead Kings' 'Bench Mob'

Suns' Rogers wins Sixth Man award

Suns eliminate champion Spurs

Finale inching closer for Bird

Player's shooting was accidental

Vinson excited about new home

Cowboys' Smith ready to run

Mrs. Nona Rutland
RIDGE SPRING, S.C. - Mrs. Nona Ree Harsey Rutland, of DuBose Street, died Monday, May 1, 2000.

Mrs. Elease Donaldson
CHICAGO - Mrs. Elease Maria Garrett Donaldson, 75, of South Laflin Street, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000.

Mr. George Maddox
GROVETOWN - Mr. George Hillman Maddox, 87, of North Old Belair Road, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Robert McCrae Jr.
Mr. Robert James McCrae Jr., of Westbrook Road, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Sara Leimenstoll
Mrs. Sara E. Leimenstoll, 36, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Andrew Barber
Mr. Andrew W. Barber, of Wrightsboro Road, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. William Norvell
SPARTA, Tenn. - Mr. William K. ``Billy'' Norvell, 74, died Sunday, April 30, 2000.

Mr. Murray Kneece
AIKEN - Mr. Murray A. Kneece, 68, of Mixon Road, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Mary Mathis
TRENTON, S.C. - Mrs. Mary Alice Edwards Mathis, 87, of Church Street, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Ora Staton
NEW YORK - Mrs. Ora Staton, of Metcalf Avenue, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at Albert Einstein Hospital, Bronx.

Mr. Charles Pendleton
Mr. Charles Buckner Pendleton, 75, of Wilkshire Drive, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. George Lamar
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. George A. Lamar, 86, of Five Notch Spur, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mr. Robbie Collier
HEPHZIBAH - Mr. Robbi Collier, of Barker Drive, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Christine Jopling
Mrs. Christine Redd Jopling, 80, of Yates Drive, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Magnolia Hills Nursing Home.

John Sprowls II
CLAYSVILLE, Pa. - John Mark Sprowls II, 18, died Sunday, April 30, 2000.

Mrs. Virginia Owens
NEW ELLENTON - Mrs. Virginia Cooper Owens, 78, of Sizemore Street, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Anne Marie Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, North Augusta.

Mrs. Doris Youngblood
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Doris Spell Youngblood, 72, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Emanuel County Nursing Home.

Mr. Joseph Neal
CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Joseph Neal, 78, of Broad Street, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at Dunwoody Medical Center, Atlanta.

Mrs. Joyce Olliff
STATESBORO, Ga - Mrs. Joyce Beasley Robbins Olliff, 61, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Bulloch Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Chong Kim
AIKEN - Mrs. Chong Suk Pak Kim, 44, of Victoria Drive, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Billie Gibson
AIKEN - Mrs. Billie Farmer Gibson, 86, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Pepperhill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Rubena Scott
Mrs. Rubena Smith Scott, of Telfair Street, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Jimmie Vinson
Mr. Jimmie C. Vinson, of Hester Street, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Marion Weathersbee Sr.
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mr. Marion Weathersbee Sr., 80, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at Providence Hospital, Columbia.

Mrs. Beleda Mosley
Mrs. Beleda Mae Mosley, 91, of Yorkshire Drive, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Bennie Hudson
BELVEDERE - Mr. Bennie O. Hudson, 70, of Edgefield Road, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. William Parker
PLUM BRANCH, S.C. - Mr. William T. Parker died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Addie Lowe
ATLANTA - Mrs. Addie Flournoy Lowe, 89, of Eugenia Place, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Richard Story Sr.
HARLEM - Mr. Richard Tommy Story Sr., 75, of Louisville Road, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mrs. Louise Planer
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Mrs. Louise Bledsoe Planer, 83, of Pecan Street, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

Mr. Harrison Heard
Mr. Harrison P. ``H.P.'' Heard, of John Paul Crossing, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Minnie Delgato
Mrs. Minnie Mays Delgato, 93, of Ramsgate Road, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at Windermere Health Center.

Mr. Robert Deween
Mr. Robert Deween, 86, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Celeste Childs
Mrs. Celeste Childs, 85, of Appling, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Lola Amick
BATH - Mrs. Lola Darlene Amick, 58, of Pond Row, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Edward Usry
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Mr. Edward John Usry, 43, of Rabbit Trail, died Monday, May 1, 2000, in Augusta.

Mr. Bernard Cameron
Mr. Bernard Cameron, 80, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Windermere Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Catherine Mura
Mrs. Catherine Fix Mura, of Martinez, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at her residence. She was 100.

Mr. George Salter
CASSELBERRY, Fla. - Mr. George Eugene Salter, 82, of Ivy Farm Lane, died Sunday, April 30, 2000.

Mrs. Frances Milne
AIKEN - Mrs. Frances Ewing Milne, 81, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, in Bradenton, Fla.

Mrs. Edna Roberson
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Edna M. Roberson, 84, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at Wrightsville Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Catherine Mura

John Sprowls II

Mrs. Ora Staton

Mr. George Salter

Mrs. Elease Donaldson

Mr. Robert Deween

Mr. Robbie Collier

Mr. William Norvell

Mrs. Christine Jopling

Mrs. Virginia Owens

Mrs. Frances Milne

Mr. George Maddox

Mr. Marion Weathersbee Sr.

Mr. Harrison Heard

Mrs. Lola Amick

Mrs. Mary Mathis

Mr. George Lamar

Mrs. Rubena Scott

Mr. Andrew Barber

Mr. Bernard Cameron

Mrs. Edna Roberson

Mr. Charles Pendleton

Mr. Richard Story Sr.

Mr. William Parker

Mr. Edward Usry

Mrs. Celeste Childs

Mr. Jimmie Vinson

Mr. Murray Kneece

Mrs. Beleda Mosley

Mr. Bennie Hudson

Mrs. Sara Leimenstoll

Mrs. Minnie Delgato

Mrs. Louise Planer

Mrs. Doris Youngblood

Mrs. Addie Lowe

Mr. Joseph Neal

Mrs. Joyce Olliff

Mrs. Nona Rutland

Civil rights champion remembered as a friend of all races
WHEN IKE Washington was a boy, he looked through the windows of the unfinished Tabernacle Baptist Church and watched the funeral of church founder the Rev. Charles T. Walker.

'Protective' Confederate flag lauded
Well, folks, you have been thinking about and planning your vacation -- one without noise, vulgar language and total inconsideration; a vacation where you and your family can feel safe walking the streets and participating in activities that people do on vacation. Charlie J. Connell, North Augusta

Regulation overkill
Failure to communicate is the simple explanation for the run-in the Augusta Canal Authority had last week with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over dredging the canal.

Opposes closing lock and dam
We were amazed and confused by Judy Gordon's April 24 letter about the Savannah River Lock and Dam. Sonny and Polly Goldston, North Augusta

Canal authority rapped for fences
For several months I have celebrated the guest column written by Frank Albert regarding the Augusta Canal Authority and the CSRA Humane Society. Bebe Townes, Augusta

Answers criticism of utility bill
Re your recent editorial ``Anti-free market power play,'' which criticizes legislation I have introduced in Congress -- the Bond Fairness and Protection Act: U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth, Washington, D.C.

'Protective' Confederate flag lauded
Well, folks, you have been thinking about and planning your vacation - one without noise, vulgar language and total inconsideration; a vacation where you and your family can feel safe walking the streets and participating in activities that people do on vacation. Charlie J. Connell, North Augusta

Cautions therapy applicable to few
As a treatment center for Photodynamic therapy, we read with interest your article last week detailing the new Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment for control (not cure) of some wet forms of macular degeneration. Dr. Randy Dhaliwal, Augusta

'Chronicle' lauded for outdoor editor
Thank you, Mr. Editor. You did well in choosing Rob Pavey to replace the retired Bill Baab as outdoor editor. For the last several weeks I have again been turning to the next to last page of The Chronicle's sports section and find my most favored topics discussed with readable realism. Tyron Morris, Waynesboro

Answers criticism of utility bill
Re your recent editorial ``Anti-free market power play,'' which criticizes legislation I have introduced in Congress - the Bond Fairness and Protection Act: U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth, R-Ariz., Washington, D.C.

Center traffic blamed for accidents
I have come to realize in the past three weeks that God must be protecting me for a very special reason. Otherwise, I would be lying in state because of traffic at the new Pilot Travel Center on the River Watch Parkway. Helen P. Villasor, Augusta

'Chronicle' lauded for outdoor editor
Thank you, Mr. Editor. You did well in choosing Rob Pavey to replace the retired Bill Babb as outdoor editor. For the last several weeks I have again been turning to the next to last page of The Chronicle's sports section and find my most favored topics discussed with readable realism. Tyron Morris, Waynesboro

Choice of flag can be puzzling matter
Why don't we all succumb to the pressure of the Confederate flag issues and just fly a white flag of surrender? No wait, some folks would take that as a flag of white supremacy. Jim Baggett, Thomson

Canal authority rapped for fences
For several months I have celebrated the guest column written by Frank Albert regarding the Augusta Canal Authority and the CSRA Humane Society. Bebe Townes, Augusta

Free press warriors
Jaime Garzon, shot down amid a fusilade of bullets while driving to his Bogota, Colombia, radio station.

Contrasts beauty and sign 'tackiness'
In last Sunday's editorial, ``A good sign ordinance,'' you hit the nail on the head. Calling signs a visual clutter is half of a word; the other half is sight pollution. Michael Patrick Deal, Martinez

Columbia's CEO bout
The bell clangs for another round in the bout over whether Columbia County should have a chief executive officer, elected countywide. In one corner stands governmental task force chairman Ed Rees.

Defends assessor's office over data
As I read about computer problems facing Augusta-Richmond County, I see blame is being directed to the Tax Assessor's Office for not having correct data. Harrison Sears, Hephzibah

Not on his watch
``Any modified ABM treaty negotiated by this administration will be dead-on-arrival at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ... I do not intend to allow this president to establish his `legacy' by binding the next generation of Americans to a future without a viable national missile defense.''

Argues against two-track bus schedule
I disagree with the double-track concept (``Bus schedule could lower paychecks,'' The Chronicle April 26). The Columbia County School Board did not take into consideration additional amount of discipline problems the drivers will now face with high school and middle school students on the same bus. Robin Johnson, Evans

Praises legislator for obtaining refund
I sent a letter to your paper that was published Feb. 6. It was about the South Carolina Highway Department keeping money that was prepaid for tags that were not issued because residents moved out of state. J. H. DeVine, Martinez

Center traffic blamed for accidents
I have come to realize in the past three weeks that God must be protecting me for a very special reason. Otherwise, I would be lying in state because of traffic at the new Pilot Travel Center on the River Watch Parkway. Helen P. Villasor, Augusta

Dr. Ike Washington
When death came Saturday to Isaiah ``Ike'' Washington at age 91, it stilled a warm, vibrant and generous heart, and ended a rich life of public service.

Is first lady credible?
First lady Hillary Clinton has promised New Yorkers she will not run for president in four years if elected to the U.S. Senate - even if Republicans win the White House this year.

Civil rights champion remembered as a friend of all races
WHEN IKE Washington was a boy, he looked through the windows of the unfinished Tabernacle Baptist Church and watched the funeral of church founder the Rev. Charles T. Walker.

Faults police for traffic accident
This is in regards to the accident that happened about 6:30 p.m. April 25 at the intersection of Lumpkin Road and Green Meadows Drive. Maybe if the Augusta-Richmond County Sheriff's Department did its (enforcement) job we would not have had a tragedy like this. Misty Cook, North Augusta

Scalping veto welcome
As a legislator, Barnes was sympathetic to scalping, so many expected him not to follow his predecessor's veto example after the bill passed by huge margins in both chambers this year.

Overtime: Gamecocks solidify No. 1 in baseball

Penalty harsh for Mayfield, team

Reeves defends his points title

Kentucky Derby, NHL playoffs could be blacked out for millions

Kentucky Derby broadcast safe for now

Owner chases elusive win

South Aiken aims for repeat

Lakeside's season ends vs. Parkview

Derby, NHL playoffs could be blacked out

Overtime: Driver escapes serious injury in plane crash

Thomson's Brown wins 3200-meter duel

What's in a horse's name?

U.S. to end dimming of satellite navigation system
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton ordered a halt today to the military's long practice of intentionally dimming the pinpoint accuracy of global positioning devices now used to help steer cars, fly planes and find missing skiers and hikers.

U.S. will offer more accurate satellite navigation
WASHINGTON -- Global positioning devices used to steer cars, fly planes or find missing skiers and hikers will be given pinpoint accuracy previously available only to the military under an order President Clinton signed Monday.

Anger-prone people more likely to have heart attacks
DALLAS -- People who are highly anger-prone are nearly three times more likely to have a heart attack, a study found.

Scam artists find a friend in the Internet
The Internet ad for the medical billing job seemed almost tailor-made for Pamela Brown: She could earn money by working at home at night, leaving her more hours during the day to spend with her kids.

AIDS taking toll on Tanzania's work force
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania -- President Benjamin Mkapa said Monday that AIDS is taking a heavy toll on Tanzania's economy as large numbers of the country's trained work force are succumbing to the disease.

Microsoft shares rise in aftermath of government proposal
NEW YORK -- Microsoft stock rose on Monday as Wall Street painted the government's bid to split the software maker into two companies as both unrealistic and maybe even beneficial for investors.

Regulators take steps to halt profit claims online
WASHINGTON -- Fourteen online trading firms or individuals have agreed to stop making claims that the trading strategies and systems they sell can bring investors easy money with little risk, federal regulators said Monday.

Regulators take steps to halt profit claims
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators said today that 14 online trading firms or individuals have agreed to stop claims that the trading strategies and systems they sell can make investors easy money with little risk.

Mexican border plant remains dumping ground
TIJUANA, Mexico -- The once-busy factory is quiet now, its roof and walls missing all but a few panels, its yard strewn with the rusting hulks of heavy machinery.

Hot Fashion

Prom pics

Christina's appearance a let-down

Prom pics
This week's photos are from the Greenbrier High School prom at Sacred Heart Cultural Center April 28. The school had a special guest, pop-star Christina Aguilera, perform after freshman Colin Shapiro won a national contest sponsored by Procter & Gamble.

Christina's appearance a let-down
When it was announced a couple of weeks ago that Christina Aguilera was to perform at Greenbrier High School's prom, the event became the talk of the school.

Xtreme calendar

Hot Fashion
Anyone who has spent a summer in the Augusta area knows one thing: It'll be hot and humid come June.

Xtreme calendar
Hoku's debut album, featuring the single Another Dumb Blonde, is in stores today. The songstress is the daughter of Hawaiian crooner Don Ho.

Anger-prone people more likely to have heart attacks

Regulators take steps to halt profit claims online

AIDS taking toll on Tanzania's work force

Regulators take steps to halt profit claims

Scam artists find a friend in the Internet

Mexican border plant remains dumping ground

U.S. will offer more accurate satellite navigation