Band working on fan base

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
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.

Songwriter lives one day at a time

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

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.

All the rave

Schilling slams door on Braves

1 more stop for baseball, softball stars

Braves notebook: Cox to bring teammates to All-Star game

Braves notes: Success continues despite rising ERA

Jackets' Baker passes early tests

NCAA hands Stone 1-game suspension

Jackets' bid for title fails

Clemens put on DL

Stanford will play for title

Scoring cheating is difficult

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

Business briefs

Weekly gas update

Bakery cooks up expansion

3M puts pressure on firm
After having his photograph of Sudlow Lake published in Aiken County Magazine, Wesley Hightower decided to start his own photography business.

Bakery cooks up expansion
President Baking Co.'s Augusta plant, which makes Murray and Famous Amos brand cookies for Keebler Foods Co., on Friday announced an $11 million warehouse expansion.

Sports store lures patrons

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

Weekly gas update
Weekly check of area gasoline prices.

3M puts pressure on firm

Sports store lures patrons
Sohail Abdulla has a really cool place to fish. It's air-conditioned and everything. He can cast a crawfish lure and a 7-pound largemouth bass will strike - no problem.

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - Housing construction last month dipped to its lowest level in almost a year, providing fresh evidence that the Federal Reserve's six interest rate increases are beginning to slow the economy.

Business briefs

Danger on our roads

Direct anger at Turner, not Comcast

The NAACP shouldn't promote hate

Cloaked censorship

Politicians worked together for area

A sign of compromise?

Huge, new Augusta arena unneeded

Ga. secretary hurts herself

Phonics best means to teach reading

Is millage rollback law useless?

Make downtown regulations sensible

Dangerous U.N. court

Keep team of elected officials together

Why not scrap speed limit signs?

Lauds senate candidate Popplewell

Downtown sign ban harms recovery

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

Home-schooling expo offered
More than 50 national and local vendors will show their wares to home-schooling families at a curriculum expo at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 2367 Washington Road, from 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 24.

Former parsonage will be missionary family's stateside home
While a missionary family from a village in the Philippines boarded a plane Friday for a year's furlough stateside, a team of Augustans halfway around the world awaited their arrival.

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

Faith digest
A South Carolina pastor is calling on area churches and synagogues to pray for rain at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 25.

Strength gathered through families
I believe with all my heart that the home is under Satanic attack. The devil knows that he can destroy America and destroy our churches today by destroying our homes. 1 Peter 5:8 says, ``Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.''

Pro active
A loose-limbed, 6-foot-9 Wally West towered over the campers, ages 9 to 17, at Curtis Baptist High School.

Daly has a meltdown at Open

Woods increases lead at Open

Jones leaves everlasting legacy

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

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.

Colorful creatures

Pro active

Former parsonage will be missionary family's stateside home

Faith digest

The right height

Strength gathered through families

Across the area

Officials monitor birds for disease
SAVANNAH - Two dead crows and one dead blue jay do not a plague make. But local health officials are paying more attention than usual to the occasional avian casualty this summer as the county steps up monitoring for West Nile encephalitis.

Shipping giants call on Savannah's port

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?''

EPD plans hearing on sludge disposal

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.

Teens re-create Mormon trek

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.

Officials monitor birds for disease

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.

Deputies arrest two in fugitive's escape
Richmond County Sheriff's investigators arrested two people Friday in connection with the escape of a county inmate taken into custody Thursday evening.

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.

3-week manhunt ends in escapee's capture

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.

PPO plan attracts workers
ATLANTA - A cost-cutting strategy designed by the state Department of Community Health is paying dividends.

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

Chambers' accuracy on kicks tops arenafootball2 league

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.

Deputies arrest two in fugitive's escape

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

Stallions' season flies by

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

4-year-old visits with her 'angel' nurses
Returning Friday to the hospital where her daughter fought for her life four years ago, Bonnie Parker once again thanked her daughter's special ''angels.''

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.

Money, donors revealed
State Sen. Charles W. Walker, D-Augusta, is seeking his sixth term in the state Senate with money to burn, while his Republican opponent's sole contribution is a loan to herself.

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: 255 employees take early retirement

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

Standoff leads to Evans man's arrest

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.

Woman overcomes disability

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

Across the area

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

Regents increase college president's pay

Lawmakers vow to improve reports

Public hearing prompts greenspace questions

Rain brings relief, high winds

Stallions look to avenge loss

Businessman voids junkyard purchase

Standoff ends peacefully

Firm will investigate SRS security breach

Candidate gets threat in mailbox

Students to improve towns
Hardly anybody in Springfield or Guyton even knew what a charrette was two months ago, but now officials in both cities are getting ready to host one next week.

State limits set to begin
Irrigation pumps that pull water from Crane Creek into yards off Pleasant Home Road already are running slow, and residents fear they could dry up altogether.

Businessman voids junkyard purchase
An Augusta businessman who planned to clean up and redevelop the defunct Goldberg Brothers junkyard has reneged on purchasing the site from a U.S. Bankruptcy Court trustee.

Woman overcomes disability
There was a time when Adrena Clegg spoke louder. There was a time when she spoke more often. But there has never been another time when she has spoken with more heart.

PPO plan attracts workers

Supplemental wells gain in popularity

Supplemental wells gain in popularity
More and more water restrictions might be on the way, and that spells more and more trouble for the few remaining tomatoes in Wendell Stubbs' garden.

State limits set to begin

Area woman aims for safe playgrounds

Staying afloat
Mary Stratton, of Aiken, helps her friend Crystal Eubanks, 4, practice her swimming strokes .

Across the area
David Joseph Easterling, one of the three men arrested and charged in connection with the 1998 slayings of an Evans couple, appeared before a Magistrate Court judge Friday.

Staying afloat

Stallions' season flies by

Stallions roll over Steam

Students to improve towns

4-year-old visits with her 'angel' nurses

Money, donors revealed

Firm will investigate SRS security breach
Heads could roll at Savannah River Site over the sale of surplus computers that might have held sensitive information, Morrison Knudsen executives said Friday, two days after an investigation confirmed some of the computers wound up in China.

Lakers one win away from title

Bryant takes charge, then gets some rest

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Mrs. Billie Saunders
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Billie Hughes Saunders, 78, died Friday, June 16, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Ralph Morris
Mr. Ralph Edmund Morris, 78, died Thursday, June 15, 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. Austin Burnett
MESENA, Ga. - Mr. Austin Leroy Burnett, 91, of Otis Jones Road, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

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

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

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

Mrs. Lubertha Green
102, Augusta homemaker

Mrs. Rosa Owens
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mrs. Rosa Lee Still Owens, 69, died Thursday, June 15, 2000.

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

Mrs. Nora Story
Mrs. Nora R. Story, 74, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, in Matthews.

Mr. Ernest Proctor Sr.
WARRENVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Ernest Elton Proctor Sr., 98, of Howlandville Road, died Friday, June 16, 2000, at National Health Care.

Mrs. Helen Smith
AIKEN - Mrs. Helen Cox Smith, 73, of Bonnie Lane, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Ernest Gilchrist Sr.
Mr. Ernest Gilchrist Sr., 79, of Watkins Street, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at his residence.

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

Mrs. Marjorie Cardo
Mrs. Marjorie Fischer Cardo died Wednesday, June 7, 1999.

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Alton Thompson
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mr. Alton Norris Thompson, 68, died Friday, June 16, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Savannah.

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

Mrs. Margaret O'Tuel
Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth O'Tuel, 70, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000.

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.

Mrs. Dollie McDaniel
BEECH ISLAND - Mrs. Mollie Brown McDaniel, 93, of Williston Road, died Friday, June 16, 2000, at her residence.

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

Mr. Jack Benson
NORWOOD, Ga. - Mr. Jack Hayden ``Pop'' Benson, 75, of Ridge Road Northeast, died Friday, June 16, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Corine Beard
JACKSON - Mrs. Corine Hazelton Beard, 77, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at her residence.

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

Mrs. Louise Wells
WRENS, Ga. - Mrs. Louise Wells, 94, of Washington Street, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at Burke County Hospital. Waynesboro.

Mr. Sydney Carter
Mr. Sydney Carter, 80, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at University Hospital.

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

Rev. Walter Hodges
The Rev. Walter Wane Hodges, 64, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, in Augusta.

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

Mr. Franklin Floyd
HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Franklin E. Floyd, 66, of Mooring Road, died Thursday, June 15, 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.

Mr. Joseph Maloney
AIKEN - Mr. Joseph ``Stewart'' Maloney, 54, died Monday, June 13, 2000, at his residence.

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

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

Mr. Kenneth Sibley
Mr. Kenneth Reed Sibley, of Dever Drive, Martinez, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

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

Mr. Wilbur Deer
ULMER, S.C. - Mr. Wilbur Louis Deer, 79, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Roper Hospital, Charleston.

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.

Mr. Beamous Price
Mr. Beamous Price, 76, of Westmont Drive, Martinez, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at his residence.

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

David Burns Jr.
BEECH ISLAND - David L. Burns Jr., 9, of Brayboy Road, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

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

Mrs. Rosa Owens

Mrs. Nora Story

Mrs. Marjorie Cardo

Ms. Angeline Holland

Mr. Jack Benson

Mr. Austin Burnett

Mr. Sydney Carter

Mr. Willie Parker Sr.

Mr. Kenneth Sibley

Mr. Julius Anderson

Mr. Charlie Fields Jr.

Mrs. Lillian Jones

Mr. Ernest Proctor Sr.

Mr. Ray Ansley

Mr. Joseph Maloney

Mrs. Mary Chandler

Mrs. Corine Beard

Mr. William Arnold

Mrs. Helen Smith

Mrs. Maggie Fletcher

David Burns Jr.

Mrs. Evelyn Sligh

Mrs. Bessie Mitchell

Miss Alisha Thomas

Mr. Robert Tucker

Mr. Kevin Sikes

Mrs. Louise Wells

Mr. Raymond Williams

Mrs. Dollie McDaniel

Mr. Harold Brown

Mr. William McMurry

Mrs. Lubertha Green

Mr. Franklin Floyd

Mrs. Billie Saunders

Mrs. Lillie Wright

Mr. Beamous Price

Derrick Young Jr.

Are some rights more right than others?
PRESIDENT Franklin Roosevelt, so the story goes, was tired of the mindless small talk which accompanied White House dinners.

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.

Keep team of elected officials together
The first job of any government is the protection of its people. Lesley McGee, Evans

Deadly Hyde Park chemicals ignored
I'm concerned about the situation involving Hyde Park and the Virginia subdivision area. I am an Augusta State University student enrolled in an urban African American studies course this summer. Deidre Moore, Hephzibah

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

Downtown sign ban harms recovery
The June 10 Augusta Chronicle reported the Augusta Commission passed a new ordinance banning certain types of signage, flashing lights, tables and chairs along the sidewalks of Broad Street. Tim Campbell Jr., North Augusta

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

Georgia Games 2002 encore
There can be no stronger evidence that the Augusta area's investment in hosting the Georgia Games last summer is paying off than the state Games Commission's decision to hold them here again in 2002.

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

Is millage rollback law useless?
Re the article in the June 9 Chronicle by Columbia County Bureau reporter Jason B. Smith. David K. Simpson, Martinez

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

Lauds senate candidate Popplewell
I have known Mike Popplewell for at least 30 years. He and his wife are close friends of mine. I want to publicly support his bid to be our next 24th District state senator. For those who do not know Mr. Popplewell, I would like to share the following: Dewey Carey, Thompson

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

Are some rights more right than others?
PRESIDENT Franklin Roosevelt, so the story goes, was tired of the mindless small talk which accompanied White House dinners.

Make downtown regulations sensible
As were the business owners on Augusta's Broad Street, I was shocked to learn all signs, banners, flower pots, tables and chairs are to be removed from the sidewalks. Michael B. Hagler, Augusta

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?

A sign of compromise?
After a swarm of e-mails, letters and phone calls, Mayor Bob Young decided to soften his position on enforcement of the sign ordinance in the economically sensitive downtown area.

Politicians worked together for area
A few years ago, the future of the Savannah River Site was in doubt. Citizens, business people and elected officials in the Aiken-Augusta area knew that a significant downsizing would have a dramatic impact on the local economy. State Rep. Roland Smith, Langley

Cloaked censorship
A bumper sticker tells it like it is: ''We are born naked, wet and hungry. Then things get worse.''

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.

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

Ga. secretary hurts herself
Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox, a Democrat, made a terrible decision by keeping party-switching legislator Randy Sauder on the ballot for his Smyrna-based 29th District House of Representatives seat.

Pocono 500 notebook: Steele expects to win

Wallace has pole, wants win

Overtime: Regions Cup golfers to test Persimmon Hill

Record crowd of children go fishing at Ft. Gordon

500 rowers are expected for Langley Pond regatta

Overtime: Layne will forego the NBA Draft

Bass fishing tough; hybrids school in Soap Creek

Record crowd of children go fishing at Ft. Gordon

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.

Warmest spring on record for U.S.
WASHINGTON -- Mop your brow and read all about it: Spring 2000 was the hottest on record for the United States.

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.

Southern California considers tighter pollution rules

Warmest spring on record for U.S.

Lawmakers looking at how new medium impacts copyright laws