Braves notes: Weiss back from DL

Braves hammer Padres

Commissioner for a day

Braves notebook: Veras out until Tuesday

Niekro favors change

Gamecocks fall short in title bid

Jordan has 7 RBIs in Braves win

Jackets sweep Shorebirds

Ga. Southern shuts out Furman

Yellow Jackets capture ACC title

LSU beats Florida for SEC title

Minor League notebook: Padres have high hopes for ex-Jackets

May Park's namesake underrated

Quick Tips: Furnishing, decorating new home can be inexpensive
Furnishing and decorating a new home can be challenging and expensive. Before you give in to the temptation to max out your credit card by buying everything at once, consider these creative, money-saving tips from The Knot and other sources.

Business briefs

Cash flow depends on viewers
The cruel irony of cable TV is that it gives you more than 100 channels, even though all you really care to watch - and pay for - is 15.

Quick Tips: Furnishing, decorating new home can be inexpensive

Pocket change
Telecommuting employees do not advance as quickly as office-based workers, according to a survey of by the International Tenant Representative Alliance.

On the move

On the move
ON THE MOVE: Archie Coleman has been named manager of technical quality assurance for piece-dyed fabrics at Avondale Mills Inc.

Business briefs
Wallace Contracting, a Savannah River Site contractor, has been awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration's Administrator's Award of Excellence for an outstanding safety record and suggestions to the U.S. Forest Service on how to reduce time and costs.

Cash flow depends on viewers

Young, Larke no-show disappoints

China trade confusion

A simple definition of 'politician'

Looking for NAACP official's courage

Mixing students on buses a bad idea

How to handle Winn-Dixie closing

Kosovo failure is Clinton legacy

Let sugar subsidy die

Some famous gun registration quotes

Flag nightmare over

Contraceptives have led to downfall

Thefts plague community center

Just add water
Hot swimsuit styles for summer 2000 include tankinis and bikinis, and believe it or not, shorts and skirts.

Expo 2000 has something for everyone
HANOVER, Germany - From the steps of the brand-new subway station built for Expo 2000 as part of the city's multibillion-dollar face-lift, the entrance to the ``biggest world's fair in history'' doesn't look like much.

Slaves' ghostly remains said to haunt island
Sometimes late at night, when the moon is full and the wind is just right, residents along Dunbar Creek on St. Simons Island, Ga., hear a mournful chant and the ghostly clanging of chains.

Sounds of silence
Nothing slips by the enormous brown eyes. As Cole Harley sits on the carpet in the hallway, his luminous eyes dart to the nurses walking by, then up to the face of his mothe

Strolling through history
LAVENHAM, England - Walking among the pastel-painted, half-timbered cottages of this impeccably maintained medieval village, it's hard to imagine this was once a powerhouse of European industry.

Wedding notice can be honored with a gift
Dear Carson: A friend recently sent announcements of her child's secret marriage, which had taken place six months before she knew anything about it. Some say the announcement should be treated as information, and others say that you treat it as you would a wedding invitation. Would you send the couple a gift?

TLC turns hideous into lovely hideaway
It's only half a mile from her real home, but Barbara Smith's hideaway on the Hill feels a world away from the bustle of everyday life.

In the know
NOT GOING PLACES: Unpack the car. When 397 consumers were surveyed by Progressive, an Ohio auto-insurance company, 53 percent said the high cost of gasoline was making them rethink their summer vacation plans. Asked what they would do less of if gas prices continued to climb, 43 percent said they would drive less to visit relatives.

Webb's semi-angry swing costs her

Putter clinches victory

Marchman's putting makes breakthrough

Mickleson takes Colonial title

Hull scores two goals in Stars win

Flyers lead series 3-1

May Park's namesake underrated
When most people think of this weekend's annual Mayfest celebration in May Park, they think of a community get-together.

Alligator spotted near Riverwalk Augusta
An alligator estimated to be 14 feet and 800 pounds has taken a fancy to Augusta's most visited stretch of the Savannah River. For the past few days, the reptile has been seen swishing past Riverwalk Augusta between the Fifth and 13th street bridges. On Saturday, it surfaced behind a patch of reeds near the Jessye Norman Amphitheater as the Georgia Lion's Club Band performed. Full story -- Augusta Chronicle

Learning the science of baseball
The batter steps to the plate and swings. The ball hits the bat near his hands. He steps out of the box and shakes his hands, trying to make the sting go away. Full story -- Augusta Chronicle

Fans brave the heat for music
About two thousand people braved the heat Saturday to come to Mayfest in Augusta. All ages showed up at May Park, 622 Fourth St., to watch hip-hop and soul acts such as F.A.T.E., Rah Digga, and the much anticipated performance of Augusta native Miracle. Full story -- Augusta Chronicle

Reform stressed by GOP
SAVANNAH - Republicans in Congress need one of their own in the White House to finish the reforms they have begun, U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell told delegates Saturday at the state GOP convention. ``We've made a big difference,'' said Georgia's senior senator, elected to Congress in 1992, when Democrats still held the majority. ``(But) boy, do we ever need a conservative president to join up with us.'' Full story -- Augusta Chronicle

Investigator suspects foul play
The body of a woman initially believed to have killed herself is being sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's crime lab as a possible homicide victim. Richmond County Deputy Coroner Grover Tuten said he will send the remains of Margie Gill, 45, to a forensic pathologist in Atlanta today. He pronounced her dead at 8:43 a.m. Saturday, killed by a gunshot to the right side of her head. Full story -- Augusta Chronicle

Richmond County trusty escapes
The Richmond County Sheriff's Department was searching for an escaped prisoner on Monday who turned his position as a trustee worker into an escape opportunity.

Expo 2000 has something for everyone

Wedding notice can be honored with a gift

In the know

Just add water

Strolling through history

Slaves' ghostly remains said to haunt island

TLC turns hideous into lovely hideaway

Sounds of silence

Banks, police, stores fight phony money

Trash collection

Laundry lists settle World War II dispute
A stack of old laundry receipts proves once and for all that some of the pilots who took part in the U.S. air raid on Tokyo in April 1942 trained in Augusta in November 1941.

Church marks big day

Collision with car kills girl

Teacher presents music culture
Eleven years worth of costumes line the walls of the small office just off the main music room at Brookwood Elementary School.

Banks, police, stores fight phony money
Federal Reserve banks will unleash sleek new $5 and $10 bills this week designed to thwart counterfeiters, but local law enforcement officials fear the bills won't do much good if clerks can't distinguish what's real from what's fake.

Across the area: Cooling centers will open to public
In preparation for the summer months, Columbia County will open two cooling centers beginning June 1 for any Columbia County resident who needs to seek shelter from the heat. The centers will remain open through the end of September:

Learning the science of baseball

COLUMBIA COUNTY BOX
Five decades ago, when most of Columbia County's roads were dirt and the 9,525 residents calle

Alligator spotted near Riverwalk Augusta

Argument results in shooting death
An argument that began inside an Augusta apartment early Sunday morning turned deadly when four men decided to take the altercation to the parking lot, where two of them were shot, killing one and injuring the other.

Argument results in shooting death

Defense holds Greensboro scoreless

Fans brave the heat for music

Reform stressed by GOP
SAVANNAH - Republicans in Congress need one of their own in the White House to finish the reforms they have begun, U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell told delegates Saturday at the state GOP convention.

Hopefuls prepare for vote
The South Carolina House District 83 special election Tuesday boils down to two men, a Republican and a Democrat, running on promises to help turn around state schools.

A spin on the arts
Mary Alice Mathis spins silk during Saturday's Garden City Folk Festival at Lake Olmstead Park. In addition to a variety of musical acts, the festivities included woodcarving and blacksmithing exhibitions.

Headway on flag pleases NAACP head

Dangers of phones stressed
He refuses to cruise Augusta's roads with one hand clutching a cell phone, but being in a business that can require constant communication, Rick Busby found a better way to dial and drive.

A spin on the arts

Headway on flag pleases NAACP head
AIKEN - When James Gallman sees a Confederate battle flag, his mind drifts to a night half a century ago when firelight from a burning cross cast an eerie glow on flags like that.

Reform stressed by GOP

City may explore new ordinances
Augusta Mayor Bob Young stated in April that he hadn't received one complaint about the six downtown strip clubs since taking office in 1999.

Investigator suspects foul play

Science dissects baseball
The batter steps to the plate and swings. The ball hits the bat near his hands. He steps out of the box and shakes his hands, trying to make the sting go away.

Coroner examines rail death

Across the area
SPARTANBURG - The Miss South Carolina Pageant might be without a television audience again this year.

Hopefuls prepare for vote

Project manager battles urban blight
Donald D'Antignac said the city's cleanup program is working.

Across the area: Cooling centers will open to public

Trash collection
Augusta taxpayers have paid more than $600,000 in the past three years to clean up around other people's back doors, front doors and side yards and demolish their decaying buildings.

Collision with car kills girl
A 10-year-old girl died Sunday afternoon after she rode her bicycle through a stop sign in her neighborhood and collided with a car.

Making tracks
The Augusta Chronicle, the state Department of Transportation and city traffic engineers want to keep Augustans informed about when and where road work is scheduled to occur. An updated list of area road projects for the week appears Sundays in the Chronicle.

Coroner examines rail death
GLOVERVILLE - A Gloverville man was killed when he was struck by a train early Sunday on the railroad tracks near Pleasure Island Road, Aiken County Coroner Sue Townsend said.

Scores brave heat at Mayfest
About 2,000 people braved the heat Saturday to come to Mayfest in Augusta.

Church marks big day
WARRENVILLE - As soon as Helen Barton walked into church Sunday morning, she knew it would be hard to leave.

Alligator spotted near Riverwalk Augusta
An alligator estimated to be 14 feet and 800 pounds has taken a fancy to Augusta's most visited stretch of the Savannah River.

County planners face challenges
Go west, young man - and take the commercial developers, home buyers and residential builders with you.

Zoning issue divides hopefuls
Caught between a rock and a hard place, Danny Bishop took a stand on a controversial issue that has divided the fast-growing community he's represented for the past four years.

Body sent to GBI crime lab

Couple fosters love of young
MONTMORENCI - Soldiers never found the faux partition or the Jewish refugee hidden behind it.

Couple fosters love of young

Body sent to GBI crime lab
The body of a woman initially believed to have killed herself is being sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's crime lab as a possible homicide victim.

Reform stressed by GOP

Dangers of phones stressed

Zoning issue divides hopefuls

Laundry lists settle World War II dispute

Across the area

Richmond County trusty escapes

Project manager battles urban blight

County planners face challenges

City may explore new ordinances

COLUMBIA COUNTY BOX

Teacher presents music culture

Nets wins NBA draft lottery

Accused driver in Sealy death convicted of drunk driving

Knicks edge Miami, will face Pacers

Mrs. Susie Walker
GRANITEVILLE - Mrs. Susie Bryan Walker, 90, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center, Aiken.

Mr. Cody Reid
Mr. Cody Reid, 65, of Taylor Street, died Sunday, May 14, 2000 at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mrs. Mattie Prince
Mrs. Mattie Lee Prince, of Larkspur Drive, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Frank Schumpert
WILLISTON, S.C. - Mr. Frank Carlton Schumpert, 72, died Friday, May 19, 2000.

Mrs. Emily C. Collins
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mrs. Emily Creech Collins, 75, died Saturday, May 20, 2000.

Mr. Charles Piland
WOODVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Charles Clifford ``RED'' Piland, 66, of South Dogwood Road, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Lake Henry
ADRIAN, Ga. - Mr. Lake Wayne Henry, 53, of Henry Lane, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Annie Bacon
POOLER, Ga - Mrs. Annie Lou Strickland Bacon, 96, of Raymond Road, died Friday, May 19, 2000, at Candler Hospital, Savannah.

Mr. Ray Scott Sr.
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Ray Morris Scott Sr., 77, of Thigpen Drive, died Friday, May 19, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Dublin.

Mr. Joseph Duguay
AIKEN - Mr. Joseph D. Duguay, 69, of Smith Lane, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Carolyn Wiley
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mrs. Carolyn Worth Wiley, 76, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Bulloch Memorial Hospital, Statesboro.

Mrs. Ellen Rooks
WRENS, Ga. - Mrs. Ellen Hadden Rooks, 69, of Braswell Street, died Friday, May 19, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. JoAnne Cantrell
GREENWOOD, S.C. - Mrs. JoAnne Cole Cantrell, 66, of Hampton Road, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Self Memorial Hospital.

Victoria Kennedy
WILLISTON, S.C. - Victoria Rhiannon Kennedy, infant daughter of Wayne Mark and Maria Dyches Kennedy, died Friday, May 19, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

Mr. Willie Moore
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mr. Willie Lee ``Bud'' Moore, 84, of Carolyn Street, died Friday, May 19, 2000.

Mrs. Oree Reynolds
Mrs. Oree Simmons Reynolds, 89, of Evans, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Brandon Wilde.

Mrs. Allene Reeves
DEARING - Mrs. Allene M. Reeves, 91, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Beverly Manor Nursing Home, Augusta.

Mr. Bernard Larisey
MILLEN, Ga. - Mr. Bernard F. ``Cotton'' Larisey, 65, of Old Savannah Road, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Ellen Drayton
BEECH ISLAND - Mrs. Ellen H. Drayton, 88, of Williston Road, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Frances Price
Mrs. Frances Beatrice Hall Price, 64, died Friday, May 19, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Wilbert Tennison Jr.
New York, N.Y. - Mr. Wilbert ``Bat Man'' Tennison Jr., of Classon Avenue, died Friday, May 12, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Cora Parkman
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Mrs. Cora Leopard Parkman, 84, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Bertha Bassett
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mrs. Bertha Bassett, 87, of Jones Street, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. James L. Robinson
GLOVERVILLE - Mr. James Lynwood Robinson, 60, of Buttercup Lane, died Friday, May 19, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Cody Reid

Mr. Willie Moore

Mrs. Carolyn Wiley

Mr. Bernard Larisey

Mr. Frank Schumpert

Mrs. Allene Reeves

Mrs. Annie Bacon

Mrs. Ellen Rooks

Mr. Joseph Duguay

Mrs. Mattie Prince

Mrs. Bertha Bassett

Mrs. Frances Price

Mr. James L. Robinson

Victoria Kennedy

Mr. Ray Scott Sr.

Mrs. Ellen Drayton

Mr. Wilbert Tennison Jr.

Mrs. Emily C. Collins

Mrs. Cora Parkman

Mr. Charles Piland

Mr. Lake Henry

Kent: Raze crack house; two-state musings
LT. ROBERT PARTAIN is a fine officer and narcotics investigator with the Richmond County Sheriff's Department. But he is not a ``landlord'' - and it's a shame he has been put in such a position.

What state lottery?
In his May 3 letter to the editor, U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth asserts that ``you obviously have only a superficial understanding of my bill'' and how ``It would be like the federal government trying to tax South Carolina's state lottery.''Barry Doick, Hephzibah

Radical malcontents throw mud
Just like the termites that show up the first warm day of spring, the Conservative Political Action Committee in Columbia County begins to come out of the woodwork when a presidential election comes along. Harold Mays, Grovetown

Young, Larke no-show disappoints
I recently attended the annual awards ceremony to recognize outstanding members of local student councils of middle and high schools. Cal Williams, Augusta

Hold Internet tax hearings
Along with many people, we're against new taxes. Indeed, there are many taxes we'd like to see repealed or reduced. That said, we are troubled by the lack of e-commerce taxes - and for the same reason Augusta City Administrator Randy Oliver is.

Moms defrauded into anti-gun march
The recent Million Mom March was misnamed. It should have been called the March of Thousands of Liberal Democrats plus Dupes. This was a purely political exercise instigated and orchestrated by Bill and Hillary Clinton. Robert Smock, Hephzibah

Mixing students on buses a bad idea
I am a school bus driver for Columbia County and I love my job. The children who ride my bus touch my heart every year I drive. No year is the same. Pamela Sullivent, Harlem

Looking for NAACP official's courage
Life, as we all know, is full of tests. During the Summer of 1999, two tests were begun in South Carolina that will undoubtedly shape the future of race relations in our state, maybe even help determine the destiny of South Carolina itself. Michael T. Terry, New Ellenton

Gunning for education
The latest rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, a major federal funding vehicle for the nation's public schools, is being debated in the U.S. Senate. But the debate may fade in the summery heat of presidential politics.

What long whiskers that bass has
Because I am a local bass fisherman who does quite a bit of fishing at J. Strom Thurmond Lake, for some time I have been rather ``snagged'' on this one particular matter. Nick Faulkner, Martinez

Kosovo failure is Clinton legacy
Newsweek has a five-page article on what was declared by the U.S. Defense Department as being ''the most successful air campaign ever.'' Al Kotras, Augusta

Contraceptives have led to downfall
A recent The Chronicle news report discussed the 40th anniversary of the oral contraceptive known as the pill. I thought it might be interesting to look at the history of contraception and its repercussions. (I will not address the physical side effects though they are numerous ...) Kathy Edry, Augusta

Some famous gun registration quotes
Re national gun registration, a few quotations from the past. Gary D. Weiss, Martinez

What state lottery?
In his May 3 letter to the editor, U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth asserts that ``you obviously have only a superficial understanding of my bill'' and how ``It would be like the federal government trying to tax South Carolina's state lottery.'' Barry Doick, Hephzibah

A simple definition of 'politician'
As another election year approaches with each candidate attempting to prove he or she is best suited to represent our interests in the complex world of politics, one should remember when you break the word down to its simplest form you have ``poly'' (a prefix meaning many) and ``ticks'' (blood-sucking parasites). Carl Smith, Appling

Kent: Raze crack house; two-state musings
LT. ROBERT PARTAIN is a fine officer and narcotics investigator with the Richmond County Sheriff's Department. But he is not a ``landlord'' - and it's a shame he has been put in such a position.

Have faith in self-governance
Recent editions of The Chronicle have led me to believe that many fiercely-debated topics are rooted in one group's apparent belief in its authority over others. Justin Horton, Waynesboro

China trade confusion
When the 106th Congress fades into the mists of history next January, its place there may well be determined by its decision this week on the China trade pact.

Thefts plague community center
I am writing to request the assistance of our neighbors, the police authorities and anyone with advice or information regarding methods to prevent theft. Phylis C. Holliday. Augusta

Blythe water No. 1
Our area is blessed with more water than most other parts of our nation. But for three years in a row, Augusta-Richmond County is experiencing water restrictions (earlier than ever) until a big 60-inch pipe and other infrastructure is upgraded.

Flag nightmare over
South Carolina's long national nightmare is over. ``National nightmare'' is right. The bitter fight to take the Confederate flag down from atop the Statehouse dome reverberated nationwide.

Let sugar subsidy die
Government critics have often said, correctly, that the problem with federal programs, even ones that are expensive and don't work, is that they're virtually impossible to repeal.

How to handle Winn-Dixie closing
As the property manager for the soon to be closed Winn-Dixie Center in south Augusta, I want to thank all who came to the meeting Saturday in support of keeping Winn-Dixie open. Troy Jordan, Augusta

Senior swimmer takes his time

Drama continues with Earnhardt

Overtime: Georgia wins women's NCAA tennis title

Dozens remain hospitalized after walkway collapse

Preakness winner may miss Belmont

Young Earnhardt shows his worth

Officials analyze collapse

Columbia Co. wins inaugural game

Overtime: Impeachment runs third

Physician studies tick removal

Registry tracks size of deer

Internet not expected to increase voting
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Even though half of all potential voters now use the Internet, public opinion researchers do not expect the wealth of new political information available electronically to increase voter participation in this year's presidential election.

Rocket's launch attempt delayed
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A fishing tournament and a last-minute technical problem sank a rocket's launch attempt Saturday evening.

Shell Oil pays in cancer lawsuit
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A jury awarded $34.1 million to a man who claimed he got cancer after working with asbestos at a Shell Oil refinery.

Database Goliath aims to rule the Internet
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Oracle Corp. has rocketed from the humdrum of data crunching to the forefront of Internet computing so quickly that even the pilot feels lightheaded.

PR firm bans Napster from the workplace
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Chicago-based public relations firm has banned employees from using the Napster music-downloading program after it was discovered that 80 percent of one office's Internet traffic was from music downloads.

Astronauts to fix space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- After an impeccable linkup with the international space station Sunday, the astronauts aboard space shuttle Atlantis geared up for their next 200-mile-high feat: a spacewalk to fix broken equipment on the outside of the station.

New drug could stop cancer
NEW ORLEANS -- A new drug that targets one of the basic genetic flaws in cancer shows promise in early tests on humans, halting the growth of tumors and making them more vulnerable to chemotherapy.

Many not ready for storms
DOUBLE BRANCHES, Ga. - George Moore III still gets comments from people he doesn't know.

Nuclear powers agree to elimination of nuclear weapons
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The five nuclear powers on the Security Council agreed Saturday to eliminate their nuclear arsenals, as part of a new disarmament agenda approved by 187 countries.

Feds made plea deal with suspect before knowing damage
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government struck a plea bargain that resulted in no prison time for a nuclear scientist who confessed to passing secrets to China, rather than await an analysis that ultimately concluded he ``directly enhanced'' Beijing's weapons program, documents disclose.

Nuclear powers agree to elimination of nuclear weapons

Internet not expected to increase voting

Feds made plea deal with suspect before knowing damage

New drug could stop cancer

Many not ready for storms

Astronauts to fix space station

Rocket's launch attempt delayed

Database Goliath aims to rule the Internet

Shell Oil pays in cancer lawsuit