Gamecocks clinch region title

Sand Gnats score late; top Jackets

Braves spoil Cubs' no-hit bid

Rocker's struggles familiar

Tech tops Stetson

Seanez quanders lead

Jackets notch third consecutive victory

Clemson pounds Middle Tenn.

Fight over court seal is minor

Business briefs: Markets worldwide post modest gains

City park plans proceed
After nearly six years of planning, the Augusta Commons project could see construction begin this fall.

Business briefs: Markets worldwide post modest gains
Stock markets around the world rose Monday, but gains were modest as traders behaved cautiously while U.S. markets were closed for the Memorial Day holiday.

City park plans proceed

Why white folks don't march, rally

Worst RICO abuse

Media, not NAACP, lowered flag

Augusta mayor panders to majority

Domestic violence is real issue

Deputies strongarming businesses

Boy Scouts hold to high standard

Top court's tough call

Editor promoting racial divide

In defense of women pastors

Challenger is better pick than Harbin

Boy Scouts a private organization

Grading parents

Shame the deadbeats

Exercising regularly requires a commitment
Weight Loss 2000 participant LaSaundria Walker has such a hectic schedule that it's hard for her to find time to exercise. In addition to taking care of her 4-year-old daughter, Jasmine, Miss Walker, 21, works full time at Sitel and Long John Silver's restaurant.

In the know
CONTEST OF THE WEEK: If you're getting married and enjoy the music of Kenny G, you may want to share your big day with Korbel Champagne. Korbel and the world's best-selling instrumentalist are sponsoring a Wedding Song serenade contest.

Age-old questions: Be sure to protect your skin this summer
Dear Readers: With summer right around the corner, it is important to remember the first rule of fun in the sun: Protect your skin.

Road hazards: Drivers' pet peeves sought
Have you ever been driving down the street and the car in front of you is going five miles under the speed limit in the passing lane?

Woods dominates memorial

Devils, Stars similar in style

Magic number down to four for the Stars

Fight over court seal is minor
As you might recall, the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit in federal court earlier this month to stop Richmond County's Superior Court from using a seal that appears to depict the tablets of the Ten Commandments.

Age-old questions: Be sure to protect your skin this summer

Exercising regularly requires a commitment

In the know

Father gives moral of hope
The bubbly 17-year-old had a zest for life and did everything with a passion.

Correction
A list of graduates from North Augusta and Cross Creek high schools were left out of the Class of 2000 special section published Sunday. The lists will be printed in Sunday's edition of The Augusta Chronicle.

Dress code necessity disputed
Richmond County school officials passed a mandatory uniform policy last year hoping to decrease discipline problems.

Across the area: Motorist's death from natural cause
Aiken County Coroner Sue Townsend has ruled that a man whose pickup veered off a secondary road Friday morning and crashed into a telephone pole died from natural causes.

Former POW recalls ordeal
They needed a place to remember chilly nights cuddling with wives many of them believed they would never see again.

Hospital seeking reversal
Management changed quickly at St. Joseph Hospital, and the new interim administration is hoping for an equally quick reversal of fortune.

Area veterans offer tribute to comrades
Jesse Mayes flinched as the shots rang out during the 21-gun salute given for his fallen comrades.

Man intent on solving 1973 case

Cab companies cry foul
Fort Gordon is set to review its taxi service contract with Radio Cab in June. But smaller taxi services contend the contract and its beneficiary do not allow them their fair share.

Columbia Cty. offers job opportunities

Correction

Collection to honor veterans of Korea
BURNETTOWN - The young GI barely weighed 101 pounds but nevertheless carried a 50-pound equipment pack as he made his way carefully up the hill. He was ``walking point,'' the lead man of his unit, a dangerous job in a dangerous war zone of Korea.

Tree design picked to go to Columbia

Boss sues ex-worker for defamation

Man intent on solving 1973 case
Despite pleas from some family and friends, Grady Abrams cannot shake the memory of Carol Greggs.

Collection to honor veterans of Korea

Across the area: City names public safety director

Boss sues ex-worker for defamation
AIKEN - A Johnston woman who filed a sexual harassment claim against her former supervisor at Carlisle Tire and Wheel Co. last fall now faces a lawsuit that claims she falsely accused him.

Cab companies cry foul

Tree design picked to go to Columbia
AIKEN - The 200-pound steel palmetto tree first sprouted in architect Martin Buckley's back yard on Two Notch Road, where he added the whimsical touches that make it unique.

Teachers take on 'special' task
AIKEN - As Mary Ann Brock recited The Three Little Pigs to her pupils, she passed around bundles of straw, sticks and bricks to keep their attention.

Former POW recalls ordeal

Across the area: City names public safety director
GROVETOWN -- As of Thursday,Grovetown will have a new director of public safety.

Gas-can fills can generate fire hazards

Gas-can fills can generate fire hazards
Soaring gas prices aren't the only way of getting burned at the pump as summer approaches.

Area veterans offer tribute to comrades

Dress code necessity disputed

Teachers take on 'special' task

Columbia Cty. offers job opportunities
For four years, Pam Croom has been making the three-minute drive from her Ashton Woods subdivision in Columbia County to Bel Air Elementary School, where she works as the school's secretary.

Across the area: Motorist's death from natural cause

Hospital seeking reversal

Father gives moral of hope

Rest areas remain unfinished
Renovations to Columbia County's two rest areas on Interstate 20 began two years ago, and officials say it could be the end of the summer before they're complete.

O'Neal free throws lift Lakers

Knicks beat Pacers; tie series

Mr. Clifford Napier Sr.
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Clifford L. Napier Sr., 66, of Marion Avenue, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Eva Smith
Glascock County native

Mrs. Mildred Lord
TENNILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Mildred Tharpe Lord, 80, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at Washington Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Laura Slate
AIKEN - Mrs. Laura Ruth Fulmer Slate, 73, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Jeanette Burnette
LANGLEY - Mrs. Jeanette McGraw Burnette, 73, of Dunbar Street, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center.

Mrs. Mary Wright
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Mary Lizzie Wright, 79, of Spring Street, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at Washington County Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Joseph Seber
Mr. Joseph Seber, 79, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. William Dixon
STAPLETON, Ga. - Mr. William ``Home Boy'' Dixon, 51, of Helen Court, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Thomson Manor Nursing Home, Thomson.

Mrs. Pearl Dunn
Mrs. Pearl Dunn, 95, of Evans to Locks Road, Evans, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. James Harrison
MCCORMICK, S.C. - Mr. James Lee Harrison, 78, of Route 2, died Thursday, May 25, 2000.

Mr. Fernie Faulk
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Mr. Fernie E. Faulk, 75, died Monday, May 29, 2000.

Mr. Clifford Napier Sr.
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Clifford L. Napier Sr., 66, of Marion Avenue, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Mary Briggs
NEW YORK - Mrs. Mary Briggs, 81, of Bronx, died Tuesday, May 23, 2000.

Mrs. Bernice Middleton
Mrs. Bernice Middleton, of Old Savannah Road, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Mary Foss
Mrs. Mary Ellen Arrington Foss, 88, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Glendale Nursing Home, Wadley.

Ms. Maggie Rolling
Ms. Maggie Pearl Rolling died Wednesday, May 24, 2000.

Mrs. Doris Bonds
Mrs. Doris Earline Bonds, of Bayvale Road, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Foss
Mrs. Mary Ellen Arrington Foss, 88, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Glendale Nursing Home, Wadley.

Mr. Remus Riner
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Remus C. Riner, 97, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Swainsboro Nursing Home.

Mrs. Mildred Brooks
THOMSON - Mrs. Mildred Ross Brooks, 73, of Pine Court, died Monday, May 29, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Roberta Pollard
Mrs. Robert M. Pollard, of Jonathan Circle, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Daisy Johnson
AIKEN - Mrs. Daisy W. Johnson, 85, of Adams Avenue, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Lois Shaffer
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Mrs. Lois Cogburn Shaffer, 89, of U.S. Highway 378, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at Saluda Nursing Center.

Mr. Herbert Howland
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Herbert Thomas Howland, 58, of Mountside Drive, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Edwin Wilensky
WOODSTOCK, Ga. - Mr. Edwin Wilensky died Sunday, May 28, 2000.

Mrs. Barbara Paradise
AIKEN - Mrs. Barbara Storey Paradise, 70, of Trolley Line Road, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Myrtle Kemp
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mrs. Myrtle Lee Kemp, 96, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at Syl-View Health Care Center.

Mrs. Lillian Miller
STATESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Lillian F. Miller, 84, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at Bulloch Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Roberta Pollard

Mrs. Laura Slate

Mrs. Mildred Brooks

Mr. William Dixon

Mrs. Barbara Paradise

Mrs. Pearl Dunn

Mr. Edwin Wilensky

Ms. Maggie Rolling

Mrs. Mildred Lord

Mr. Clifford Napier Sr.

Mrs. Mary Wright

Mrs. Doris Bonds

Mrs. Myrtle Kemp

Mr. Fernie Faulk

Mrs. Mary Briggs

Mrs. Daisy Johnson

Mr. Remus Riner

Mrs. Mary Foss

Mr. Joseph Seber

Mrs. Lois Shaffer

Mr. James Harrison

Mrs. Bernice Middleton

Boy Scouts a private organization
Michael Ledo's May 24 letter about the Boy Scouts simply shows how misinformed he is. The Boy Scouts of America is not a public organization; it's a private organization. John Bryan, Wrens

Shame the deadbeats
What's more surprising than the $600,000 to $1 million Augusta taxpayers have shelled out the past three years to clean up other people's messy private property are some of the persons.

In defense of women pastors
I am responding to the gentleman letter writer who feels women are worthless in this world. I have been a Southern Baptist all of my life. T.B. Jenkins, Thomson

Honoring our heroes
Memorial Day, in a time of extended peace, has been diluted in its meaning and now stands more as the official first day of summer than it does as the day we remember our war dead.

Augusta mayor panders to majority
In The Chronicles's report about the American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against Richmond County - alleging the unconstitutional use of a seal based on the Ten Commandments . Charles E. Varner, Augusta

Grading parents
For years, educators and social critics have made the point that education starts in the home. Schools can certainly do better, but parents are often just as much, if not more, to blame for their children's failure to learn as schools are.

Boy Scouts hold to high standard
The Boy Scouts of America hold to a standard of behavior above what the vast majority of our society today follows, not just homosexuals. Kim Maney, Evans

Augusta improving
Often when nationally renowned Georgia State University economist Donald Ratajczak discusses the state's economy it seems he's got encouraging words for everywhere, except Augusta.

Editor promoting racial divide
As chairman of the South Carolina Council of Conservative Citizens, I'd like to answer editorial page editor Suzanne Downing's comments about the South Carolina Confederate flag. Frances L. Bell, Windsor

Domestic violence is real issue
As a woman, I was appalled to read that Columbia County News-Times columnist Barry Paschal thinks Ron Beul's arrest for attacking his wife is a ``phony issue'' in this election campaign. Kathy Thomas, Martinez

CBS miniseries blasphemed Jesus
I waited with great anticipation and hesitation for the miniseries Jesus to come to CBS. The anticipation was that finally one of the major networks was actually going to air, in prime time, the life story of our lord and savior Jesus Christ. Rick Haynes, North Augusta

Challenger is better pick than Harbin
Recently, I received campaign literature from both 113th District candidate Rep. Ben Harbin, R-Evans, and his GOP challenger, Ron Beul. Mark Pillarelli, Martinez

Why white folks don't march, rally
Re the Confederate flag: I am a supporter of the flag and the heritage behind it. Those who consider it to be a symbol of slavery should read a history book. Donna Woods, Martinez

Media, not NAACP, lowered flag
An honest evaluation of the outcome of South Carolina's Confederate battle flag debate shows that fear of the media, not fear of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, was the factor that paved the way for the flag to come down. P.K. Fitzgerald, Harlem

Worst RICO abuse
In defending President Clinton against scandal and impeachment charges, Democrats coined the phrase, ''the politics of personal destruction,'' to describe the GOP.

Top court's tough call
The U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling was correct Monday, regarding the Communications Decency Act of 1996, which restricted cable companies to showing sexually oriented material, like the Playboy channel, to overnight hours.

Deputies strongarming businesses
I am the owner of an Augusta-based private security company. Unlike most security companies, my officers are well trained in the law, its application and are quite reliable. Jim Vause, Augusta

Why does attorney fear Fryer?
Attorney William McCracken's determination to dismiss Woodrow Fryer's qualification to run for sheriff of Richmond County, over fingerprints already on file, suggests the attorney has something personal against Mr. Fryer. Rev. Sam Tanksley Jr., Augusta

Kenseth steals win from Earnhardt Jr.

Overtime: Red Bullet to skip Belmont

NASCAR notes: Gordon misses Coca-Cola

Overtime: Dogwood's Gone Fishin wins race

Montoya wins Indy 500

Kenseth joins rookie elite

The calamari safari
ST. PETERSBURH, Fla. - The beached sperm whale drew quite a crowd. Then the three University of Miami students showed up with the double-bladed ax.

Hantavirus in a California county
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The rare hantavirus likely has surfaced in Yolo County in Northern California for the second time in a month, although the latest victim has survived what appears to be a coincidental reoccurrence of the often-fatal disease.

Prom pics
School's almost over and prom is just a memory. Thanks to everyone who submitted pictures from their prom. See you next year!

Xtreme style

Disciplinary dilemma
As the school year winds down, many Augusta area teens said the main repercussion of stricter dress codes was more detention hours.

Xtreme style
THE FACTS: Luther Darnell Stewart, 18, a 1999 graduate of North Augusta High School.

Xtreme advice: Waiting game is not really worth the effort

Prom pics

Xtreme advice: Waiting game is not really worth the effort
''I've been talking to this girl for 10 months. She knew from the beginning that I wanted to go with her. She wanted to go with me, but her feelings changed. She told me not to give up and that maybe one day she'll want to be with me. Should I continue to be friends and wait for her, or should I just leave her alone?'' - 18-year-old Augusta guy

Disciplinary dilemma