Braves notebook: Shortstop charged with DUI

Minor League notebook: Childers brothers shine in minors

CWS diary: Ready when coach calls

Braves beat Red Sox in interleague play

Braves rout Red Sox

Braves notebook: Jones is eager to play

Jackets move intofirst place tie

Tigers wins CWS opener

Lynn diary: No sweat in first game of College World Series

Augusta alone atop standings

Goofing off is no waste in summer

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - Wholesale prices showed no change in May as lower costs for energy and food more than offset higher prices for cars and a record jump in the cost of books, according to government figures released Friday.

Subdivisions populate area

On the move
Ron Martin has joined Network Data Services Inc. as security systems product manager. He is responsible for developing enterprise system product lines.

Business briefs

Business briefs
Miller Printing Co. Inc. received a Best of Category (first-place) award in the Printing Excellence Competition at the Printing Industry Association of Georgia's 2000 Celebration of Print Gala held at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta.

Local gas prices

Pocket change
The Internet is supplanting the mother of the bride in some families - 29 percent of brides-to-be said the Web is their primary source of information for planning a wedding, according to a survey conducted online by Greenfield Online Inc., a market research firm based in Wilton, Conn.

Subdivisions populate area
The busy William Few Parkway is going to get busier. Work has begun on a 232-acre, multiconcept subdivision located near the parkway's intersection with Knob Hill Farm Road.

Help wanted

Help wanted
After just nine months, Terrie Rushton is one of the senior employees at the Cotton Patch restaurant. She has seen workers come and she's seen them go. She has even tried to formulate a list of them.

Pocket change

Local gas prices
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Questions about NAACP answered

Take debate to state

Just leave John Rocker alone

Microsoft challenge

Why Wymberly residents like Brush

Why school uniforms are necessary

Landfill smells like a rose

Mouthy talk show host's sour grapes

Civic Center great place to graduate

Improve open meetings

Urges support for Aiken Co. candidate

Comes to the defense of slow drivers

Mouthy talk show host's sour grapes

Take debate to state

Teens and cars also dangerous

He knows a hero when he sees one

Questions about NAACP answered

Bush: Get specific

Nation being destroyed from within

Teens and cars also dangerous

Backs record in Aiken Co. race

Landfill smells like a rose

Supports Young for Council chairman

Improve open meetings

Why school uniforms are necessary

In the cheering section
There's something about the music, the beat, that gets in your blood and drives your heart and your limbs.

Historic church celebrates anniversary
Happy Home Baptist Church started in the shadow of slavery but grew up with its hometown, Allendale, S.C.

Major-league faith
Pitcher John Link lobbed a ball and - pop!! - the batter whipped it back. The Rev. Link and the rest of Curtis Baptist Church's outfield craned their necks as the ball sailed beyond the fence at Riverview Park in North Augusta.

H2-Oh my gosh! This is my tap water?
In a completely unscientific taste test, south Augusta water didn't win -- but it didn't lose either.

Caldwell's Augusta
When literary lion Erskine Caldwell sat down to write the novels that would place him in the pantheon of American literature, he looked back to the region he called home as his muse. He spent his formative years in Wrens, Ga., Augusta and the rural communities in between, and his experiences there would provide the fodder for works considered to be classics of American literature.

In the know
Children whose parents receive cable service from Knology may have experienced Pokemon withdrawal this week.

Disharmony in church unsettling
When disharmony reigns in a congregation, my denomination appoints a commission to investigate and to do whatever is necessary to resolve the dissension and restore harmony.

Southern friendships find life in novel
The song of the New South is a siren call that beckons the children of the small town Old South to move to Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., and other bastions of new money, or even to leave the region altogether.

God helped evangelist overcome 'Vanity'
Two days after preaching to more than 500 youth in a Savannah Baptist church, Denise Matthews' throat still hurts.

Invitation response should be prompt
Dear Carson: What is the protocol for receiving an invitation requesting an R.S.V.P. by a certain date to a specified phone number? Am I supposed to call and let the hosts know only if I will be attending, only if I won't be attending, or do I call either way? - Confirmation Confusion

Faith digest
The Rev. Gregory Cannon, pastor of Victory Temple, will be the featured speaker at the second annual Father/Son breakfast at Hammond Grove Baptist Church, 590 Hemlock Dr., North Augusta, at 9 a.m. today.

Explorer's disappearance linked to lost city
In the spring of 1925, Col. Percy Harrison Fawcett embarked on his seventh and final expedition into the wilds of Brazil - this time to find the lost city of "Z," said to have been built by survivors of Atlantis.

'Doll's house'
How do you take almost 30 years of living in a 3,000-square-foot residence and put it all into a home that's less than half that size?

Unfamiliar course leads to high scores

Regions Cup to be played on two courses

Qualifier slated for July

AGC to host qualifier tournament

Paulson increases Buick Classic lead

Fond memories of Payne still linger

Devils win Stanley Cup

Stars standing after marathon

Goofing off is no waste in summer
Let the record show that my 6-year-old son spent his first week of summer vacation with dear old Dad, middle-age breadwinner and time-off expert.

'Good turnout' for picnic fund-raiser
AIKEN - Old-fashioned picnic games such as tug of war and three-legged, wheelbarrow and potato-sack races were among the favorites at Saturday's Pennies for the Park Picnic. As adults ran to keep up with children scrambling from one event to the next, Debbie Durkis, chairwoman of the Pennies for the Park fund-raiser, was running from tent to tent to keep things working smoothly. Full story -- Augusta Chronicle

SRS offers tour of habitats
Two vans kick up dust along a gravel road, disturbing a pair of herons roosting in tall lakeside grasses. The birds flap away, wings spread wide as they glide just inches above the blue water of a thousand-acre reservoir. There are no picnickers shouting, no boat engines sputtering from launches, no cars thumping across the seams of the nearby dam's bridge. Full story -- Augusta Chronicle

Dog's show off frisbee skills
AIKEN - After a frenzied game of Frisbee on Saturday morning, Mona McClurg rested with her family under a great shade tree at H. Odell Weeks Recreation Center. Mona and her sister Lisa sprawled out on the ground while Beth McClurg, their owner, relaxed in a lounge chair. Full story -- Augusta Chronicle

Faith digest

Caldwell's Augusta

God helped evangelist overcome 'Vanity'

In the know

'Doll's house'

Explorer's disappearance linked to lost city

In the cheering section

Southern friendships find life in novel

Major-league faith

H2-Oh my gosh! This is my tap water?

Disharmony in church unsettling

Correction
A story in Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly said Richmond County Sheriff's candidate Leon Garvin will not be on the ballot for the July 18 primary.

Businesses object to sign rule

Across the area

Businesses object to sign rule
The city's new sign ordinance has some Broad Street business owners hopping mad and predicting the demise of downtown Augusta if they have to remove their signs, banners, outdoor cafes and flower pots next week.

Blood donors needed to help offset shortage
A local blood bank is asking people to donate blood to curtail a severe shortage.

Craft show
Patsy Daniels, of East Dublin, Ga., shows Zachary Pencille, 7 months, of Aiken, a yam puppet from her craft booth at Friday's Experience Aiken Craft Show.

Community outraged by government

Cypress claims state record

Video-poker ban presents obstacles

Across the area

Confederate reunion

City sets sights on airport facilities

Cypress claims state record
WADLEY, Ga. - George Ratchford Sr. has seen some interesting sights along the dense swamp that adjoins his family's Jefferson County farm.

Discipline for prom drinking prompts probe

Dropout prevention evaluated
ATLANTA - Georgia's Department of Education lacks several key policies that could help reduce excessive absenteeism and the number of high school students dropping out of school, according to a report released this week.

Bettys to gather at park picnic
SAVANNAH - You've got Bette Davis eyes. Betty Grable's legs. The dangerous curves of Bettie Page.

Stallions win streak ends

Museum has appeals for former Augustan
She traded the Masters for Mardi Gras, the Savannah River for Lake Pontchartrain, the Augusta Symphony for the National D-Day Museum. The past four weeks have been ``a great ride'' for Sharon White Gruber.

SRS offers tour of habitats

Dogs strut athletic prowess
AIKEN - After a frenzied game of Frisbee on Saturday morning, Mona McClurg rested with her family under a great shade tree at H. Odell Weeks Recreation Center.

Stallions need a win to stay in first place

Confederate reunion
Drummer Evan Luke spent Friday warming up at the riverwalk.

Coroner increases training
AIKEN - Sue Townsend has spent 18 years speaking for the dead. The Aiken County coroner now has certification to show she is more than qualified for the job.

Coroner increases training

Dropout prevention evaluated

Motorists face dangers on area roads
Drivers beware: Augusta's roads may be more dangerous than they appear.

Youth leader's death investigated
What friends of Todd Edwards remember about him is he made just about everything in life funny.

Making tracks
Making tracks

Across the area
An attorney representing a young Augusta man opted to postpone a bond hearing Friday for the 17-year-old, who is now facing his second rape charge.

Across the area
20-acre brush blazeVolunteer firefighters spent nearly two hours Saturday battling a brush fire that charred 20 acres of undeveloped land near Burning Tree subdivision.

Discipline for prom drinking prompts probe
An incident involving student drinking at a Columbia County high school prom is being investigated by the school system.

Event funds go to reserve

County official evicts fraternity

Youth leader's death investigated

NAACP chapter attacks schools
Local NAACP officials say the Richmond County school board is misinterpreting a state law to keep the state flag flying above school grounds.

Motorists face dangers on area roads

City sets sights on airport facilities
If Tim Weegar, the interim director of Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field, is looking for a little job security, he might have just gotten it.

Search efforts lagging
The retirement of Medical College of Georgia President Francis J. Tedesco and efforts to collaborate more with the University of Georgia in Athens have fueled speculation that MCG might become part of the university and Augusta would lose programs.

Craft show

Event funds go to reserve
AIKEN - Old-fashioned picnic games such as tug of war and three-legged, wheelbarrow and potato-sack races were among the favorites at Saturday's Pennies for the Park Picnic.

Video-poker ban presents obstacles
AIKEN - The waning days of video poker in South Carolina are underscoring that it is as hard an animal to stalk on its last legs as it was at its prime.

'Good turnout' for picnic fund-raiser

County official evicts fraternity
ATHENS, Ga. - Members of a University of Georgia fraternity were left scrambling for summer lodgings after a county building inspector ruled the building unsafe and ordered an immediate evacuation of the crumbling frat house.

Fond memories of Payne still linger

Community outraged by government
If you want to know what's wrong with Augusta government, ask anybody. This is one field in which everybody's an expert.

Museum has appeals for former Augustan

Miller to get aggressive

Lakers win; Pacers in foul mood

Stallions need a win to stay in first place

Young formalizes retirement

Mrs. Elizabeth Bradley
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Mrs. Elizabeth Bradley died Saturday, June 3, 2000.

Mr. Harold Wingerter
HARRISON, Ga. - Mr. Harold Leo Wingerter, age 63, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mrs. Marguerite Hickman
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mrs. Marguerite Morgan Hickman, 81, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Screven County Hospital.

Mrs. Eunice Reese
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Eunice Haynes Reese, 87, of Price-Reese Road, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at her residence.

Ms. Mary Crandall
BARNWELL, S.C. - Ms. Mary Emerson Crandall, 89, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at National Health Care, North Augusta.

Mr. Bounleng Heuangpangna
HEPHZIBAH - Mr. Bounleng Heuangpangna, 59, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospice, Augusta.

Mrs. Mary Hancock
Mrs. Mary Frances Youngblood Hancock, 82, of Council Drive, died Friday, June 9, 2000.

Mrs. Susan Milton
KEYSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Susan Milton, 52, of Noah Station Road, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Ozzie Hannah Sr.
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Ozzie L. Hannah Sr., 67, of Dawson Street, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mr. Willie McKie
GERMANTOWN, Md. - Mr. Willie Ed ``Bill'' McKie, 65, of Scenery Drive, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at Montgomery Village Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Cheatham Wilkerson
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Cheatham Wilkerson, 88, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Christopher Crooms
NEW YORK - Mr. Christopher Levell Crooms, 29, of Herzl Street, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Brookdale Hospital, Brooklyn.

Mr. Charles Reynolds
Mr. Charles Reynolds, 52, of Fleming Avenue, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Helen Clamp
SALLEY - Mrs. Helen Carswell Clamp, 77, of Magnolia Street Northwest, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Mamie Stephens
THOMSON - Mrs. Mamie Pearl Stephens, 69, of Pecan Court, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Fannie Butler
TRENTON, S.C. - Mrs. Fannie Mae Butler, 88, of Harris Family Circle, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

Ms. Maude Rachels
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Ms. Maude T. Rachels, 88, of Lewis Apartments, died Friday, June 9, 2000.

Mr. James Steadman Sr.
WILLISTON, S.C. - Mr. James Earl Steadman Sr., 76, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. John Oliver
AIKEN - Mr. John Willie Oliver, 54, of North Meadow Drive, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mr. William Webb
SALUDA, S.C. - Mr. William Ray Webb, 82, of Butler Road, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Saluda Nursing Center.

Mr. Jerome Jeff Sr.
MILLEN, Ga. - Mr. Jerome D. Jeff Sr., 22, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Memorial Medical Center, Savannah.

Mrs. Edith Hornyak
BONEVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Edith Hornyak, 74, of Augusta Highway, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center, Thomson.

Mr. Timothy Morgan
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mr. Timothy Morgan, 38, of Westview Apartments, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Betty Tyson
LOGANVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Betty Redd Tyson, 74, died Friday, June 9, 2000.

Mr. Levy Daniels Jr.
GROVETOWN - Mr. Levy T. Daniels Jr., 77, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Betty Poole
Mrs. Betty B. Poole, 71, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Raymond Freeland
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mr. Raymond M. Freeland, 84, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Screven County Hospital.

Mr. Jarrell Pate
Mr. Jarrell L. Pate, 44, of Martinez, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Barbara Neal
Mrs. Barbara Coolidge Neal, 71, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Dallie Cooper
NEESES, S.C. - Mrs. Dallie Barr Cooper, 89, of Sawyerdale Community, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Silver Springs Health Care, Williston.

Mrs. Nell Salley
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Nell S. Salley, 83, of Skyview Drive, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Ervin Spruill Jr.
DECATUR, Ga. - Mr. Ervin Lee ``Skip'' Spruill Jr., 42, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Brian Reddick
SARDIS, Ga. - Mr. Robert Brian Reddick, 26, of Reddick Road, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. John Steele
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. John Luther Steele, 51, of Indian Rock Court, died Friday, June 9, 2000.

Mrs. Loretta Bryant
SOMERVILLE, Tenn. - Mrs. Loretta Bryant 43, of Jackson Road, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East.

Mr. Eddie Ferrell Sr.
ATLANTA - Mr. Eddie Ferrell Sr., 65, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Mary Searles
Mrs. Mary L. Searles, of Bellmead Drive, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Howard Roberts
Mr. Howard Roberts, of Balkcom Court, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Mabel Hubert
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mrs. Mabel Cummings Hubert, 81, of Oak Street, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Catherine Smith
DUBLIN, Ga. - Mrs. Catherine E. Jarrett ``Libby'' Smith, 32, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Jefferson County Hospital, Louisville.

Mrs. Edith Hornyak
BONEVILLE - Mrs. Edith Hornyak, 74, of Augusta Highway, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at McDuffie County Regional Medical Center, Thomson.

Mr. Timothy Morgan

Mr. Jarrell Pate

Mrs. Mabel Hubert

Mrs. Susan Milton

Mr. Raymond Freeland

Mrs. Edith Hornyak

Ms. Maude Rachels

Mrs. Mary Hancock

Mr. William Webb

Mr. Howard Roberts

Mrs. Edith Hornyak

Mr. Harold Wingerter

Mr. Cheatham Wilkerson

Ms. Mary Crandall

Mrs. Nell Salley

Mr. Brian Reddick

Mr. Eddie Ferrell Sr.

Mrs. Marguerite Hickman

Mr. Willie McKie

Mr. John Steele

Mrs. Elizabeth Bradley

Mr. Levy Daniels Jr.

Mrs. Fannie Butler

Mr. Charles Reynolds

Mrs. Barbara Neal

Mrs. Dallie Cooper

Mrs. Mamie Stephens

Mrs. Betty Poole

Mrs. Helen Clamp

Mrs. Betty Tyson

Mr. James Steadman Sr.

Mr. Bounleng Heuangpangna

Mr. Christopher Crooms

Sisler: Why evangelical Christians can be discounted
THE SAGA of ``Procter & Gamble and the Dr. Laura Schlessinger Television Show'' is easily outlined. Understanding P&G's unfolding corporate strategy is puzzling.

Bush: Get specific
Republican presidential hopeful George W. Bush says he plans to beef up spending for veterans. We know this because he told them, yet again, during his visit to Augusta earlier in the week. While we applaud the promise, it is a refrain we've heard before.

Take debate to state
Regardless of where people stand on the increasingly contentious debate over the Georgia state flag and its Confederate symbol, the Georgia National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ought to take its fight out of the Richmond County school system, and to the state Capitol, where it belongs.

Urges support for Aiken Co. candidate
I wrote a letter to the editor a few months ago reminding the taxpayers that we would have an opportunity to send a message to members of the Aiken County Council concerning their job performance since they were last elected. That time has arrived for some of these individuals.Richard K. Napier, Aiken

Mouthy talk show host's sour grapes
Eight years ago it was said by some that four years of mediocrity in the White House would have no serious affect on the country. When another four years became evident, there were some reservations, but not enough.Helen Bolen, North Augusta

Questions about NAACP answered
Re ``Why white folks don't march, rally'': William Sanders, Augusta

Landfill smells like a rose
Barnwell County fell into a vat of nuclear waste controversy and has come up smelling like a rose.

Why school uniforms are necessary
One would think that the debate for uniforms in the school system was settled sometime ago, but it appears it's still going on. ... Let me present a case for uniforms in schools from two perspectives: one is a ``no-brainer'' and simple to understand, and the other may require some analysis. George C. de Baca, Augusta

Improve open meetings
Chester Bowles once said that government is too important to be left to the politicians. That's why we need open meetings laws - so citizens can monitor the reasoning and actions of their political representatives.

Landfill smells like a rose
Barnwell County fell into a vat of nuclear waste controversy and has come up smelling like a rose.

Take debate to state
Regardless of where people stand on the increasingly contentious debate over the Georgia state flag and its Confederate symbol, the Georgia National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ought to take its fight out of the Richmond County school system, and to the state Capitol, where it belongs.

Urges support for Aiken Co. candidate
I wrote a letter to the editor a few months ago reminding the taxpayers that we would have an opportunity to send a message to members of the Aiken County Council concerning their job performance since they were last elected. That time has arrived for some of these individuals.Richard K. Napier, Aiken

Nation being destroyed from within
I agree with the May 26 letter from Barbara Mohler in The Chronicle. She asked ``What comes next?'' after the attack on the Richmond County courthouse seal. Carol Liberti, Martinez

Microsoft challenge
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and his army of lawyers appear smug and confident that they will overturn on appeal District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's ruling to break the giant software maker up into two parts.

Comes to the defense of slow drivers
In response to the article on slow drivers in Augusta, most of us spend more and more time on the road... Jack Flynn Jr., Martinez

King: No conspiracy
Assassination of major public figures inevitably spawns conspiracy theories, no matter how farfetched. In part, this is because conspiracy theorists write books to make money and there is always a segment of the public that buys into conspiracies - never mind if sensible, simpler explanations are more rational.

Sisler: Why evangelical Christians can be discounted
THE SAGA of ``Procter & Gamble and the Dr. Laura Schlessinger Television Show'' is easily outlined. Understanding P&G's unfolding corporate strategy is puzzling.

Questions about NAACP answered
Re ``Why white folks don't march, rally'': William Sanders, Augusta

Just leave John Rocker alone
I wish everyone would leave John Rocker alone. L. Seago, Hephzibah

Teens and cars also dangerous
With all this hoopla about teen-agers killing teen-agers with guns, I would like to ask one simple question: Cicero Guy, Gibson

Why Wymberly residents like Brush
I support Georgia District 24 Sen. Joey Brush, R-Appling, and I'll tell you something he probably wouldn't tell you himself. Evelyn Scudder, Martinez

Improve open meetings
Chester Bowles once said that government is too important to be left to the politicians. That's why we need open meetings laws - so citizens can monitor the reasoning and actions of their political representatives.

Supports Young for Council chairman
As a life-long resident of Beech Island, I would like to encourage voters to support Ronnie Young for Aiken County Council chairman June 13. Gregg Gregory, Beech Island

Teens and cars also dangerous
With all this hoopla about teen-agers killing teen-agers with guns, I would like to ask one simple question: Cicero Guy, Gibson

Mouthy talk show host's sour grapes
Eight years ago it was said by some that four years of mediocrity in the White House would have no serious affect on the country. When another four years became evident, there were some reservations, but not enough.Helen Bolen, North Augusta

He knows a hero when he sees one
Re Melvin Hicks letter, May 17: Richard D. Renew, Martinez

Why school uniforms are necessary
One would think that the debate for uniforms in the school system was settled sometime ago, but it appears it's still going on. ... Let me present a case for uniforms in schools from two perspectives: one is a ``no-brainer'' and simple to understand, and the other may require some analysis. George C. de Baca, Augusta

Backs record in Aiken Co. race
I am writing to voice my support for Ronnie Young for County Council chairman. I have had the pleasure of serving the last four years with Mr. Young and have learned a great deal about being a good public servant from him. Mr. Young works diligently as county chairman but always makes time to work with other council members and citizens to make our county a better place. Rick Osbon, Aiken

Civic Center great place to graduate
I greatly appreciate the Civic Center management and the Richmond County Board of Education for working together to provide the facility for the graduation exercises for our local schools. David D. Smith, Augusta

Jeff MacNelly
In recent years, if you asked just about any cartoonist in the business who is No. 1, they would answer Jeff MacNelly. The three-time Pulitzer Prize winner succumbed to lymphoma Thursday at age 52.

Civic Center great place to graduate
I greatly appreciate the Civic Center management and the Richmond County Board of Education for working together to provide the facility for the graduation exercises for our local schools. David D. Smith, Augusta

Commendable wins Belmont Stakes

Cheever starts day with a win

Technology leads to injuries

Kmart 400 notebook

Overtime: Bonner Kentucky's Bonner plans to transfer

Overtime: Masters prepares for first Finn

Diamond in the rough

Jarrett confident he can win

Community keeps local field

Champion hiding in Belmont's field

Naturalists track rare fish

Outdoor notebook: Bear sightings common

Turkey populations expected to stabilize

Barrels fail test at SRS
Plutonium is one of the world's most dangerous materials, and so its container is intended to be one of the world's hardiest.

Hackers infect computers
WASHINGTON -- In a dark, musty office ominously called the ``Attack Lab,'' a cadre of former government sleuths worked through the night to discover a major new threat to Internet users.

Site shares sights with visitors
Two vans kick up dust along a gravel road, disturbing a pair of herons roosting in tall lakeside grasses. The birds flap away, wings spread wide as they glide just inches above the blue water of a thousand-acre reservoir.

Hackers infect computers

Site shares sights with visitors

Barrels fail test at SRS