Rocker earns save

CWS diary: Ready when coach calls

Braves notebook: Shortstop charged with DUI

Bullpen lapse costly for Braves

Minor League notebook: Childers brothers shine in minors

Bullpen lapse costly for Braves

Augusta alone atop standings

Stanford conquers Clemson

Five double plays stop Jackets

Braves rout Red Sox

Goofing off is no waste in summer

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.

Help wanted

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.

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

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.

Why school uniforms are necessary

Knight decision is the right decision

Harbin a big education booster

Take debate to state

Mud-slinger Mays sharply rebuked

Improve open meetings

Urges support for Aiken Co. candidate

Says AIDS can affect anyone

Why not outlet mall?

New bald eagle peril

Cable company disappoints patron

Landfill smells like a rose

Questions about NAACP answered

Mouthy talk show host's sour grapes

Finds Dist. 113 candidate refreshing

Teens and cars also dangerous

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

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

'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?

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.

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.

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.

Paulson beat Duval in four-hole playoff

AGC to host qualifier tournament

Fond memories of Payne still linger

Unfamiliar course leads to high scores

McMichael finishes 1-over-par for win

Devils win Stanley Cup

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.

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

'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

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

In the know

Southern friendships find life in novel

Caldwell's Augusta

In the cheering section

'Doll's house'

Explorer's disappearance linked to lost city

Across the area

Museum opens space gallery
Nine-year-old Craig Anderson was fully prepared to ask astronaut Lt. Cmdr. Susan Still Kilrain for her autograph Sunday.

Event funds go to reserve

Museum opens space gallery

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.

Schools increase budget
Funds for new teachers, nurses and pay raises make up the bulk of the $5.5 million increase in the Columbia County school board's budget.

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.

Council elections heat up

Residents recall old Ellenton
Before Savannah River Site, there was Ellenton. Jack and Margaret Harden lived there.

County site draws attention

Aiken ballot offers single contest
AIKEN - GOP voters in Tuesday's primary are going to the polls to choose the man they want to lead Aiken County into the 21st century.

Nursing homes face myriad woes
ATLANTA - Four Georgia nursing homes went on the block during a single morning last week at an auction in Augusta, part of a bankrupt chain of homes based in Florida.

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.

County site draws attention
SMYRNA, Ga. - When planners began considering creating a town center in Columbia County six years ago, they looked 150 miles northwest to Smyrna for inspiration.

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.

Restaurant owner likes older workers
BATESBURG-LEESVILLE, S.C. - When the barbecue restaurant isn't busy, great-grandmother Frankie Burton knits baby bootees behind the cash register at Shealy's.

Making tracks
Making tracks

Fond memories of Payne still linger

Across the area
A Thomson teen-ager died at Medical College of Georgia Hospital late Saturday after he crashed his all-terrain vehicle into a tree while navigating a dirt road in Warren County.

'Good turnout' for picnic fund-raiser

Residents recall old Ellenton

Video-poker ban presents obstacles

Students sink teeth in institute
Georgia high school students from as far north as Chickamauga and as far south as Waycross are learning how to say, ``You need to brush better,'' at Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry this week.

Community outraged by government

Council elections heat up
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Although he's the youngest candidate running for the Edgefield County Council, Joseph Best has been campaigning the old-fashioned way.

County official evicts fraternity

Museum has appeals for former Augustan

Students sink teeth in institute

Schools increase budget

Restaurant owner likes older workers

Motorists face dangers on area roads

Stallions win streak ends

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

SRS offers tour of habitats

Nursing homes face myriad woes

Across the area

Miller to get aggressive

Bryant decides not to play

Pacers top L.A.; cut deficit

Lack of evidence led to Lewis deal

Ms. Rosa Hall
Ms. Rosa ``Cora'' Smith Hall, 84, of D'Antignac Street, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

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

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

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

Mrs. Ethel McCaslan
Mrs. Ethel McCaslan died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at University Hospital.

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

Mr. Daniel Franklin
AIKEN - Mr. Daniel Wilson Franklin, 81, of York Street Southwest, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Pepper Hill Nursing Center .

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

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

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

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

Mr. James Paschal
THOMSON - Mr. James Paschal, 93, of Main Street, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at McDuffie County Regional Medical Center.

Mr. William Sturgis
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mr. William John Sturgis, 52, of Bull Street, died Friday, June 9, 2000.

Mr. Charles Day
GREENWOOD, S.C. - Mr. Charles E. Day, 73, of Virginia Avenue, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Self Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Agnes Carpenter
ALEXANDER, Ga. - Mrs. Agnes Lewis Carpenter, 88, of Lorrie Street, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Burke County Hospital, Waynesboro.

Mrs. Maude Polatty
SALUDA, S.C. - Mrs. Maude Lee DuBose Polatty, 94, of Greenwood Highway, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Saluda Nursing Center.

Adam Chalker
WARRENTON, Ga. - Adam Joseph Chalker, 17, of Little Briar Creek Church Road, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia 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. Nathan Givens
Mr. Nathan Givens, 46, of Westbrook Drive, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, in Yarmouth, Maine.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. William Poston
Mr. William J. ``Billy'' Poston, 74, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at his residence.

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

Mr. James Devore
VIDALIA, Ga. - Mr. James Hank Devore, 47, of Adams Street, died Sunday, June 11, 2000.

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

Mrs. Lucille Morris
AIKEN - Mrs. Lucille J. Smith Morris, 39, of Nautilus Street, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Elbert Bell
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Mr. Elbert Bell, 95, of Ash Street, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at Jersey City Medical Center.

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

Mrs. Agnes Carpenter

Ms. Mary Crandall

Mr. Charles Reynolds

Mr. John Steele

Mrs. Lucille Morris

Mr. Levy Daniels Jr.

Ms. Maude Rachels

Mrs. Dallie Cooper

Mr. Daniel Franklin

Mr. Raymond Freeland

Mrs. Marguerite Hickman

Mr. Charles Day

Mrs. Maude Polatty

Mr. William Poston

Mr. Eddie Ferrell Sr.

Mr. Elbert Bell

Mrs. Edith Hornyak

Ms. Rosa Hall

Mrs. Ethel McCaslan

Mr. William Sturgis

Mr. Charles Reynolds

Mr. James Devore

Mr. Howard Roberts

Mr. Brian Reddick

Mr. Harold Wingerter

Mrs. Barbara Neal

Cable company disappoints patron
As an ardent Braves fan, I am totally upset that Comcast has chosen to ignore the wishes of their large group of patrons by not connecting up with Turner South. Giri Venkatraman, Evans

New bald eagle peril
The endangered species act, when carried to extremes to preserve obscure plants or critters, can create havoc in local or regional economies, but those well-publicized stories should not blind us to the good the program achieves.

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

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

Why not outlet mall?
Regarding what to do with Regency Mall, we are wondering if anyone has considered using it for an outlet mall and, if not, why not? Anne Reimer, North Augusta

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.

Knight decision is the right decision
It was refreshing to see the brave stand that Indiana University officials took in their ruling on their besieged basketball coach, Bobby Knight. The university's ruling imposed a sense of civility on their basketball coach and proved that the political correctness machine stirred up by the national media will have to postpone their witchhunt for another day. Steve Grinstead, 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.

Car black boxes OK
There's always reason to be concerned about invasions of personal privacy by both the Internet and government. However, every time a privacy issue is raised, its merits may not be legitimate.

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

Too soft on parolee
Twenty nine-year-old Carlton Jones typifies what's wrong with a Georgia parole system, which releases felons with police rap sheets as long as a John Grisham novel.

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

Harbin a big education booster
I have had the good fortune to work with state Rep. Ben Harbin, R-Evans, on a number of projects to enhance the educational process in Columbia County. Rick L. Evans, Martinez

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

Says AIDS can affect anyone
After my husband wrote a letter (June 2) concerning the propsal to rename Civic Center for James Brown, a young woman called our home to comment on his use of Jessye Norman's name as an upright citizen. Susan Cobb, North Augusta

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

Finds Dist. 113 candidate refreshing
Columbia County District 113 residents are fortunate to have a candidate for state representative of such honesty and integrity as Ron Beul. Kathy S. Mills, Augusta

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

Mud-slinger Mays sharply rebuked
I take exception to the blasphemous letter signed by Harold Mays and published May 21 wherein he called some of the citizens who disagree with him ``mud-slingers and liars.'' S.F. Putnam, Martinez

Kuerten captures second French Open

Diamond in the rough

Overtime: Augusta boat wins

Stanford conquers Clemson

Commendable wins Belmont Stakes

Jarrett confident he can win

Cheever starts day with a win

Technology leads to injuries

Overtime: Masters prepares for first Finn

Stewart drives in 2nd straight victory

Community keeps local field

Outdoor notebook: Bear sightings common

Naturalists track rare fish

Turkey populations expected to stabilize

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.

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.

Internet news use increases
WASHINGTON -- Key segments of the nation's news audience, particularly younger and better-educated Americans and those seeking financial information, are turning increasingly to the Internet, says a new poll on media trends.

Site shares sights with visitors

Barrels fail test at SRS

Internet news use increases