Band working on fan base
Jordan Pouzzner, lead singer for Virginwool, teams with Gar Willard to write the rock group's music. Though influenced by different musicians and rock styles, the pair manage to work harmoniously.

Concert will honor reggae legend
Recognized as both prophet and performer, Bob Marley still looms large over popular music 19 years after his death.

Songwriter lives one day at a time

All the rave

All the rave
It's like a heartbeat. Deep and resonant, the chest-rattling bass of the electronic kick drum pumps life into the darkened room.

Band working on fan base

Concert will honor reggae legend

Songwriter lives one day at a time
One of the luckiest things that happened in Nashville in 1965 was when Kris Kristofferson walked into the office of song publisher Marijohn Melson Wilkin.

Braves notes: Success continues despite rising ERA

Clemens put on DL

Ragin' Cajuns edge Clemson

Braves notes: Seanez out for rest of season

NCAA hands Stone 1-game suspension

1 more stop for baseball, softball stars

Rocker back with Atlanta

Stanford will play for title

Maddux pitches Braves to win

Scoring cheating is difficult

WJBF names new GM

Business briefs

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks ended mostly higher Thursday after being pulled in different directions.

WJBF names new GM
Phil Lane, general manager of television station WRBL in Columbus, Ga., was appointed vice president and general manager of WJBF (Channel 6) on Wednesday.

Executive forecasts slowdown

Business briefs

Business briefs
ATLANTA - The Coca-Cola Co. agreed Wednesday to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit it has battled for more than a year.

Bank puts its focus on firms
First Union Bank has turned its Martinez-area office into a branch targeting its small-business customers.

Executive forecasts slowdown
If a rate increase is in the works, economists say it would likely be the last one for 2000 because it's an election year.

Barnett ready for challenge

The NAACP shouldn't promote hate

WRDW radio drowns out phone talk

Dangerous U.N. court

Huge, new Augusta arena unneeded

Why not scrap speed limit signs?

Danger on our roads

Appletree Homes turn dangerous

Area traffic enforcement defended

Editorial's `mistakes' are corrected

Phonics best means to teach reading

Direct anger at Turner, not Comcast

McCain menaces defense

Colorful creatures
Attracting butterflies to a garden is easy: Plant the right flowers, and they will make the garden their home.

Capsules
One of the major tenets of the ``French Paradox'' - the idea that the French have healthy hearts despite a high-fat diet because they drink red wine - is losing support in, of all places, France.

Tied to a cause
This year for Father's Day, give Dad the Hantavirus. Or a really big Scotch. Or a chance to help Superman.

In the know
A DYNAMITE GIFT: We'll tell you who won cataloger Hammacher Schlemmer's contest for the most outrageous, quirky, unusual past Father's Day gift. But don't be getting any ideas. Because the win

The right height
The height you mow your grass and the frequency of mowing are major factors in determining your lawn's turf quality.

Jones leaves everlasting legacy

Daly has a meltdown at Open

Gordon's on top of Lynx's short list

Scoring cheating is difficult
The biggest issue in Georgia politics this summer seems to be education reform.

Bently receives reduced sentence
With the prosecutor's willingness to back the move, a judge reduced the time an Augusta teen-ager will have to spend behind bars before he becomes eligible for parole. RaShaan Bentley, 18, still has a life sentence for armed robbery, aggravated assault and a weapon charge - crimes he pleaded guilty to in Richmond County Superior Court. But Mr. Bentley is better off than he was before Wednesday's hearing.

Hit-and-run victim returns home
The red-and-white striped outfit fit her perfectly, and the matching white hat and red socks completed the picture. Divine Germany Monroe was a sight to see Wednesday as her father, Unique, prepared to take her home from the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center. ``I had to go to Wal-Mart last night to get my baby some new clothes,'' he said.Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Brush fire burns 20 acres
Firefighting teams from six South Carolina cities worked to put out a fire that rolled over nearly 20 acres in a Belvedere neighborhood Wednesday afternoon. At least 10 homes along the 700 block of Kershaw Drive were threatened by flames that topped 30-foot pine trees and swallowed tool sheds at about 1 p.m. While the teams doused the flames, forestry units plowed a trench around the smoldering areas and hot spots, hoping to keep the blaze contained, fire officials said.Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Standoff ends peacefully
A 20-year-old Evans man was arrested this morning after a two-hour standoff with police and charged with making terroristic threats and possession of bomb materials.

Two shot during robbery
AIKEN - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is investigating a late-night shooting that sent two brothers to an Augusta hospital Tuesday. At 11:30 p.m., police said, two men knocked on the front door of a residence on Horseshoe Bend Road. One man was armed with a handgun. When a female resident opened the door, the men demanded and received money. Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

The right height

Colorful creatures

Tied to a cause

In the know

Capsules

Watering violators warned
Columbia County officials sent a strong message Wednesday to those caught breaking water restrictions: either follow the rules or you might find that your grass isn't the only thing needing water.

Wildfire burns in Belvedere

Lawmakers vow to improve reports

3-week manhunt ends in escapee's capture
Tracked down by a hovering police helicopter, a prison escapee who remained on the run almost a month was captured Thursday near Augusta Technical Institute.

Forces train for chemical crisis
Sgt. Sam Craven strapped an oxygen tank onto his back and slid thick, rubber boots onto his feet.

Across the area

3-week manhunt ends in escapee's capture

Regents increase college president's pay

Stallions not having hot fun in summertime

Teens re-create Mormon trek

Stallions look to avenge loss

Chambers' accuracy on kicks tops arenafootball2 league

Public hearing prompts greenspace questions
The logistics of protecting Georgia's marshlands created discussion at a forum held Wednesday night to discuss Gov. Roy Barnes' Georgia Greenspace Program, which allocates $30 million to 40 of the state's largest and fastest-growing counties to preserve undeveloped land and water.

Standoff leads to Evans man's arrest

Wildfire burns in Belvedere
A Merriwether volunteer firefighter was rushed to University Hospital with heat exhaustion and dehydration after fighting a brush fire that rolled over nearly 20 acres in a Belvedere neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

Brush fire burns 20 acres

Shipping giants call on Savannah's port

Board rejects offer from accused teacher

Forces train for chemical crisis

Security at SRS rebuked

Hit-and-run victim returns home

Area woman aims for safe playgrounds
Marlene Johnson's quest to make playgrounds safer for children began 25 years ago in Arizona.

Lawmakers vow to improve reports
ATLANTA - Georgia House Speaker Pro Tempore Jack Connell promised Thursday to comply in the future with legal requirements for campaign-finance reports to escape being fined for past violations.

EPD plans hearing on sludge disposal
State regulators will hold a public hearing Monday in Louisville, Ga., to discuss Augusta's request to expand the amount of sewage sludge disposed of on Jefferson County agricultural fields.

Edgefield GOP race spawns runoff
Joel Hudson dropped his head in disgust earlier this year when the Edgefield County Council passed one of the most debated ordinances in its history.

County plans to answer stormwater-utility calls
When Columbia County implements a stormwater utility early next year, county officials expect property owners will have questions.

Shipping giants call on Savannah's port
Normally getting one of the world's largest shipping lines to start making weekly stops in Savannah would be a big deal.

SRS safety exhibit attracts big crowd

Board rejects offer from accused teacher
Richmond County school board members voted 4-3 Wednesday to turn down a deal reached between attorneys about the fate of a Hephzibah High School math teacher fighting to keep his job.

Rumors on MCG dispelled
ATLANTA - University System of Georgia Chancellor Stephen Portch said Wednesday he will launch a search effort within days for the next president of the Medical College of Georgia, a move he hopes will quell speculation that the Augusta school could be absorbed by the University of Georgia.

Coalition to educate on cancer
It is a deadly disease that kills nearly a thousand men in Georgia each year and preys on black men far more than whites. Now, prostate cancer has a new enemy.

Judge changes teen's sentence
With the prosecutor's willingness to back the move, a judge reduced the time an Augusta teen-ager will have to spend behind bars before he becomes eligible for parole.

Rain brings relief, high winds

Evans man requests retrial in federal case
Alleging he was unfairly convicted late last month in a Florida federal court, an Evans businessman has asked a judge to give him a new trial.

Candidate gets threat in mailbox

Across the area
The Aiken County school board will have an open position at the end of this year. Brent Rankin, a North Augusta resident, announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election.

Standoff ends peacefully

Teens re-create Mormon trek
ABBEVILLE, S.C. - Seventeen-year-old Amy Griffith knew it was coming. The complaining. The aches. The pains. And especially the nagging question, ``Are we there yet?''

Public hearing prompts greenspace questions

Candidate gets threat in mailbox
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office is trying to determine who put an artificial black rose and anonymous death threats into County Councilman Danny Bishop's mailbox this week.

Rain brings relief, high winds
It was Mother Nature's trade-off. An evening thunderstorm delivered much-needed rain to the drought-stricken area.

Watering violators warned

SRS safety exhibit attracts big crowd
Charles Morris was supposed to be learning the right way to put out a fire. But as he squatted to aim his water-filled fire extinguisher at plastic bowling pins, all he could think about was besting his older sister.

School counselors get coordinator

Hit-and-run victim comes home
The red-and-white striped outfit and matching white hat fit Divine Monroe perfectly. Her father, Unique, wanted to make sure his 4-year-old daughter looked good Wednesday as she left the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center for the first time in nearly three months.

Judge changes teen's sentence

Regents increase college president's pay
ATLANTA - University of Georgia President Michael Adams was handed a 3 percent pay increase during a closed-door session of the state Board of Regents this week, which boosted his base pay for fiscal year 2001 by about $6,000.

Hit-and-run victim comes home

SRS: 255 employees take early retirement
More than 250 Savannah River Site employees will retire early as part of a cost-cutting program that ultimately could mean more layoffs at the site.

Vaccine shortfall exposed
Nearly a third of the day-care centers and elementary schools in Augusta are not keeping up with immunization requirements, and the Richmond County Board of Health is preparing to crack down.

SRS safety exhibit attracts big crowd

Airport gets fund priority
Augusta's aviation officials received some welcome news Thursday: U.S. Sen. Max Cleland has succeeded in getting Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field's name added to a priority list for federal airport funding.

Education group chief will leave

Across the area
The Richmond County Sheriff's Department is looking for two men who robbed a south Augusta grocery store late Wednesday.

County plans to answer stormwater-utility calls

SRS safety exhibit attracts big crowd
Charles Morris was supposed to be learning the right way to put out a fire. But as he squatted to aim his water-filled fire extinguisher at plastic bowling pins, all he could think about was besting his older sister.

Evans man requests retrial in federal case

Education group chief will leave
The woman who has been at the helm of an education-oriented nonprofit group since its local inception six years ago resigned Tuesday to accept a position as an executive administrative assistant for an Atlanta firm.

Across the area

SRS stages emergency drill
It is 11:18 a.m. Wednesday, and Savannah River Site's Emergency Operations Center looks like a physics teacher's example of ki-netic energy.

Edgefield GOP race spawns runoff

EPD plans hearing on sludge disposal

Standoff leads to Evans man's arrest
A 21-year-old Evans man was arrested Thursday morning after a two-hour standoff with police.

SRS: 255 employees take early retirement

Area woman aims for safe playgrounds

School counselors get coordinator
AIKEN - Next year, pupils in Aiken County will have a new resource to turn to at school, thanks to a program the school board approved Tuesday night.

Security at SRS rebuked
Lax inspections of surplus Savannah River Site computers compromised information about security systems there, federal investigators said Wednesday.

Local Baptist ministers support vote

Local Baptist ministers support vote
The ``For Men Only'' sign Southern Baptist delegates hung on their pulpits in Wednesday's vote is a gesture a number of Augusta ministers said they support.

Rumors on MCG dispelled

Bryant takes charge, then gets some rest

Young Pacers making impact

Holdsclaw jumper edges Liberty

Lakers one win away from title

AugustaSports.Com: The Augusta Chronicle's Pro Basketball Coverage: Bryant takes charge, then gets some rest 06/16/00

Mr. Austin Burnett
MESENA, Ga. - Mr. Austin Leroy Burnett, 91, of Otis Jones Road, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Miss Alisha Thomas
THOMSON - Miss Alisha Rebecca Thomas, 20, of Sickle Court, died Friday, June 9, 2000, in Columbia.

Mr. Farris Wren
VIDETTE, Ga. - Mr. Farris Lamar Wren Sr., 85, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Burke County Hospital, Waynesboro.

Mr. D.J. Gibson
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mr. D.J. Gibson, 64, of Baltimore Road, died Thursday, June 8, 2000.

Ms. Angeline Holland
Ms. Angeline S. Ross ``Tott'' Holland, of Kent Street, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at University Hospital.

Dr. Judith L. Bostock
AIKEN - Dr. Judith Louise Bostock, of Chardonnay Lane, assistant manager for science technology and business development for Department of Energy at Savannah River Site, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center, Baltimore.

Mrs. Nena Milton
Mrs. Nena Milton, 93, of Mike Padgett Highway, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Harold Brown
Mr. Harold Brown, 40, of Walnut Street, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Eva Daniels
BLYTHE, Ga. - Mrs. Eva Halford Daniels, 81, of Clark Street, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Willie Parker Sr.
GIBSON, Ga. - Mr. Willie T. Parker Sr., 81, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Gussie Bennett
Mrs. Gussie Mae Bennett, 75, of Cummings Road, Evans, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Evelyn Sligh
Mrs. Evelyn Johnson Sligh, 44, of 12th Street, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Moses Canady
RINCON, Ga. - Mr. Moses Robert Canady, 74, of Westwood Drive, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Annie Mae Phillips
WADLEY, Ga. - Mrs. Annie Mae Dixon Phillips, 60, of Stevens Street, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Lola Hair
NORTH, S.C. - Mrs. Lola Martin Hair, 96, of Az Road, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg.

Mrs. Lubertha Green
102, Augusta homemaker

Mrs. Carolyn Miller
Mrs. Carolyn M. Miller, of Laney-Walker Boulevard, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Raymond Williams
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Mr. Raymond J. Williams, 74, of Walker Street, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Catherine Clark
Mrs. Catherine Clark, of Golden Avenue, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Chandler
SAVANNAH - Mrs. Mary W. Chandler, 82, of Fluke Avenue, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Henry Sapp
Mr. Henry ``Boweavel'' Sapp, 87, of Moore Avenue, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Ray Ansley
THOMSON - Mr. Ray S. Ansley, 45, of Bill Dorn Road, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Paul Culpepper
Mr. Paul S. Culpepper, 86, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Lillian Jones
Mrs. Lillian Blackston Jones, 90, of Deans Bridge Road, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Jennings Health Care.

Mrs. Eva Moore
DURHAM, N.C. - Mrs. Eva Green Moore, 70, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Rose Manor Healthcare Center.

Mrs. Maggie Fletcher
CHICAGO - Mrs. Maggie Mae William Fletcher died Saturday, June 10, 2000.

Mr. Julius Anderson
Mr. Julius Anderson, 72, of Vernon Drive, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. Charlie Fields Jr.
NEW YORK - Mr. Charlie T. ``Papa'' Fields Jr., died Friday, June 9, 2000, in Brooklyn.

Mr. William McMurry
AIKEN - Mr. William Austin McMurry, 69, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Bessie Mitchell
WASHINGTON - Mrs. Bessie Cross Mitchell died Thursday, June 1, 2000.

Mr. Robert Tucker
BROOKLET, Ga. - Mr. Robert S. ``Scotty'' Tucker, 45, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Lillie Wright
SAVANNAH - Mrs. Lillie Mae Wright, 82, of Brandlewood Drive, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at Savannah Specialty Care Center.

Derrick Young Jr.
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Derrick Christopher J. Young Jr., infant son of Derrick Young Sr. and Brenda L. Salley, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at Orangeburg Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg.

Mrs. Esther De Jong
GROVETOWN - Mrs. Esther Sylvia Hunter De Jong, 68, of Bluegrass Trail, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Effie Umphrey
Mrs. Effie Umphrey, 89, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000.

Mr. William Arnold
Mr. William Roy Arnold, 79, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Lillie Wright
LANGLEY - Mrs. Lillie Mae Chalker Wright, 85, of Barrett Street, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Kevin Sikes
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Kevin Mitchell Sikes, 20, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000.

Mrs. Nell Daniel
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Nell Daniel, 94, of Evans Street, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Effie Umphrey

Mr. Robert Tucker

Mrs. Eva Moore

Mr. Paul Culpepper

Mrs. Lillian Jones

Mrs. Catherine Clark

Mr. Willie Parker Sr.

Mr. Harold Brown

Mrs. Nell Daniel

Mrs. Lubertha Green

Ms. Angeline Holland

Mr. D.J. Gibson

Mrs. Mary Chandler

Mr. Farris Wren

Mrs. Lillie Wright

Mrs. Carolyn Miller

Mr. Julius Anderson

Mrs. Gussie Bennett

Mr. Moses Canady

Mrs. Lillie Wright

Mr. Charlie Fields Jr.

Mr. William McMurry

Mr. Austin Burnett

Miss Alisha Thomas

Derrick Young Jr.

Mrs. Evelyn Sligh

Mr. Ray Ansley

Mr. Kevin Sikes

Mrs. Bessie Mitchell

Mrs. Maggie Fletcher

Mr. William Arnold

Mr. Henry Sapp

Mr. Raymond Williams

Name the Civic Center after Brown
Re naming the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center after James Brown:

Area traffic enforcement defended
Writer M. Cook was very critical of law-enforcement in his June 7 letter, headlined ``More traffic enforcement needed.''. Gene L. Rickaby, Martinez

Name the Civic Center after Brown
Re naming the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center after James Brown:

Dangerous U.N. court
President Bill Clinton outsmarted himself.

Sign law damaging downtown firms
I want to know ... where Mayor Bob Young, City Attorney Jim Wall and other Augusta officials responsible for the sign ordinance came up with the regulations for banners and signs.

Perilous nuclear security
Perilous. That's a word Americans certainly would not want associated with our nuclear weapons programs.

The NAACP shouldn't promote hate
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored is determined to promote hate. Anything they disagree with they use the word ``hate.'' Mrs. Garnet E. Brickey, Martinez

McCain menaces defense
Erstwhile presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is drawing rave reviews from the liberal media for getting his colleagues to pass an amendment to the defense authorization bill that requires disclosure to the Internal Revenue Service of contributors' names to tax-exempt organizations that, critics claim, are fronts for partisan political groups.

Danger on our roads
Have you been caught at the intersection of Bobby Jones Expressway and Scott Nixon Memorial Boulevard with steady traffic exiting from I-20 barreling down when you're trying to turn right onto Scott Nixon? Have you used the brief turn-light signals at that intersection, which maddeningly allow only a few vehicles to slip through?

Bemoans nuclear lab incompetents
The latest security lapse at the Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory news is frightening. Not the fact that a wildfire nearly consumed the weapons laboratory, but that more sensitive information stored on hard drives is now missing. Who's in charge here? Tom Hamorsky, Millen

Phonics best means to teach reading
For standardized testing to be effective in evaluating schools, several variables need to be addressed, with appropriate data collected, analyzed and reported with scores. Martha Dohner, Martinez

WRDW radio drowns out phone talk
I am curious to know if anyone else in the National Hills area is having trouble with the phone lines in their homes. Carolyn K. Kershner, Augusta

Direct anger at Turner, not Comcast
I have read a couple of ``rants,'' as well as the June 12 letter-to-the-editor, regarding Comcast's failure to carry the Turner South channel and fans missing some (Atlanta Braves') games as a result. Jacqueline S. House, Warrenton

Appletree Homes turn dangerous
You don't have to read palms to predict the following: Imagine that you are cruising down Washington Road: ... You catch the green light at Pleasant Home Road, and a minute later, the Baston Road intersection is approaching. Immediately after you pass beneath the Baston Road light, you turn on your left blinker. Katie Lovett Thompson, Augusta

Huge, new Augusta arena unneeded
Are Augusta Civic Center and Convention and Visitors Bureau managers nuts? How can they possibly discuss building a new arena with 16,000 seats when they aren't able to fill the 6,000-8,000 Civic Center seats they have now? Corey Arbogast, Hephzibah

Flag flap: Let go of the past
So here we go again? Another political attack by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People? Charles Lowe, Harlem

Editorial's `mistakes' are corrected
Re the May 19 editorial, ``More water woes'': It had a lot of mistakes in it. The writer stated that the cause of south Augusta's water problems is an antiquated, outdated, third-world delivery system. Ronald Swank, Blythe

Legislator defended against attack
I could not help but respond to the libelous attack against Joey Brush, R-Appling, in the May 24 letter by Bill Holden. U.H. Pittman, Martinez

Why not scrap speed limit signs?
I write in support of the opinion expressed by Jack Flynn Jr. (letter, June 10). But I would go one step further. Luther F. Yount Jr., Martinez

Nevils headed for South Georgia

Earnhardt son learns racing lessons

Record crowd of children go fishing at Ft. Gordon

Overtime: Layne will forego the NBA Draft

Spencer tears into team

Overtime: Jordan finds coach he wants in Hamilton

Record crowd of children go fishing at Ft. Gordon

Bass fishing tough; hybrids school in Soap Creek

Lawmakers looking at how new medium impacts copyright laws
WASHINGTON -- Major content providers - and the director of the federal copyright office - argued Thursday that Internet companies should not be eligible for the special licenses that satellite and cable companies have to carry broadcast programming.

Southern California considers tighter pollution rules
LOS ANGELES -- Southern California will decide Friday whether nearly 11,000 transit buses and garbage trucks must convert to cleaner-burning alternative fuels - a move that could lead to similar requirements across the country.

Pulse of the future
WASHINGTON -- Thought only cartoon superheros could see through walls to detect the villains?

Lawmakers looking at how new medium impacts copyright laws

Southern California considers tighter pollution rules

Pulse of the future