Braves' bullpen lets one get away

Former pitcher is a hit at plate

Fourth inning explosion lifts Jackets

Braves notes: Team on strikeout streak

Warren breaks batting slump

Braves notes

Braves' bats help deliver needed win

Census can't count on affluent

Census can't count on affluent

Business briefs

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Intel drove the Dow Jones industrial average and the Nasdaq composite sharply higher Monday as investors rewarded the company for its strong growth prospects.

Channel 26 drops 7 p.m. news
Television station WAGT (Channel 26) will cancel its 7 p.m. newscast beginning in July, the station confirmed Monday.

BellSouth smothers competition

Effective leader needed in Ga. Senate

Opposes sign ordinance

NAACP challenged to go positive

Vanishing act

Mayor is inexperienced, incompetent

Rocker right?

Dreams of larger Augusta airport

NYC assaults prove Rocker right

Small-business owners must be heard

Register today

Clinton's performance a disgrace

Women pastors doing God's work

Calorie counter
How many calories are in an apple? Or a piece of fried chicken?

In the know
TV TONIGHT: The Fox sitcom ''Action,'' a viciously clever satire of Hollywood movie-making that was canceled after it proved too acerbic for network prime time, will air on FX, the Fox network's sister cable channel, starting at 10:30 p.m. today.

Age old question: Cheaper medications can be difficult to get
Crossing the border for medications may be worth your while if you are planning a trip to Mexico this year. If you have not planned to visit Mexico, however, your travel costs may well exceed any savings on medication.

Slow, steady weight loss best for participant
Forget the one-piece bathing suit and the tummy-concealing tankini. Cathe Beebe has opted for a blue bikini.

Woods wins Open by 15 strokes

Winner credits father

Jimenez, Els settle for place in anonymity

Woods' win puts doubts to rest

Lynx to announce new coach

Census can't count on affluent
An unexpected problem has popped up with this year's census effort.

Census can't count on affluent
An unexpected problem has popped up with this year's census effort.

Age old question: Cheaper medications can be difficult to get

Calorie counter

In the know

Slow, steady weight loss best for participant

Aiken council adopts new budget
AIKEN - It was belt tightening time for the Aiken County Council on Monday night when the county's budget for 2001 became law.

Across the area
The Richmond County Board of Tax Assessors hired a new chief appraiser Monday.

Department divides surplus grant funds
It took a little less than two hours for the Housing and Neighborhood Development Department's citizens' advisory committee to spend $221,000.

Residents oppose sludge request
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Augusta's leftover sewage sludge has no place in Jefferson County, residents told state regulators Monday night.

Longtime agent heads GBI office

Burned church rebuilds
BANKS COUNTY, Ga. - In late 1998, the Rev. Luis Ortiz of New Salem United Methodist Church chose the slogan ``The Fire Still Burns'' as a motto for his congregation. A month later, an arson fire destroyed the New Salem church building.

Burned church rebuilds

Athens editor joins newspaper
Athens newspaper Editor Les Simpson was named new assistant general manager of The Augusta Chronicle on Monday.

Road widening project concerns residents
Ruthie Jatho got a history lesson Monday.

Educators fear loss of funding for program

Across the area

Across the area

Residents oppose sludge request

Woods' win puts doubts to rest

Two bounty hunters arrested

McDuffie County law forbids mojo

Aiken council adopts new budget

Baptists' president is intense in beliefs

Ex-officer guilty in road rage
AIKEN - A former Aiken Public Safety lieutenant pleaded guilty Monday and was ordered to pay court fines in a high-profile case described by authorities as road rage against two motorists.

Candidate to contest decision

Reprieve likely on sign ban
Broad Street restaurateurs will get to keep their sidewalk cafes. And businesses countywide will keep their temporary signs - at least temporarily - if Augusta commissioners do as expected today.

Mother seeks some closure in son's death
Every day, Kathy Porter waits for justice, the pain deepening, burning in that place inside that only a parent whose child has died has the misfortune of knowing.

Marking history

Longtime agent heads GBI office
Martin Moses says he's no celebrity.``I'm not famous for anything,'' said Mr. Moses, the newest agent in charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation field office in Thomson. ``I've never worked any high-profile cases. I've just been around for 100 years.'

Teacher quality to grow

Teacher quality to grow
Pat Klapthor wants to elevate the teaching profession and improve her skills as a teacher.

Road widening project concerns residents

Candidate to contest decision
Woodrow Fryer doesn't know yet how he's going to do it, but he still plans to be on the ballot when voters choose the next sheriff of Richmond County in November.

Educators fear loss of funding for program
ATLANTA - The reading coordinator for Columbus schools will have to cut back the number of weak readers receiving one-on-one lessons in first grade if the state enacts proposed changes in the funding rules. She will not be alone.

Across the area
A Swainsboro man died in a weekend crash after flipping his pickup on a remote road in southeast Emmanuel County.

Justices reject appeal

Merchants, city to discuss sign ban
Augusta's new sign ordinance has triggered so much outrage among business owners from Broad Street to the Burke County line that city officials will give it another look this week.

Correction

Road plan sprouts concern
Transportation officials hope an informal public meeting today will dispel rumors that a pending road-widening project might harm one of Augusta's most popular natural resources.

Reprieve likely on sign ban

Baptists' president is intense in beliefs
ATLANTA - Friends of the Snellville preacher recently elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention say he's as intense about sports as he is saving souls, frequently talking about one or the other.

Justices reject appeal
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a last appeal for an Augusta man sentenced to death nearly 14 years ago.

Pond stirs up county debate
LANGLEY - Alton Norris remembers swimming in Langley Pond as a boy. So does Jerry Heath, who runs a convenience store almost directly across from Mr. Norris' used-car lot.

McDuffie County law forbids mojo
McDuffie County commissioners have passed a law making mojo a no-no, at least at the McDuffie County Courthouse.

Commission debates adding chairman seat
For the two years he served as chairman of Columbia County Commission, Jim Whitehead's days started at 5:30 a.m. And they usually ended 14 or 15 hours later.

Pond stirs up county debate

Marking history
Billy Kirkland, president of Warrenville Community Christian Council, strolls across a strip of land off South Carolina Highway 421 that was turned over to the group by the Aiken County Council. A new historical marker commemorating the Charleston to Hamburg Railroad will replace the current one. ``We're going to be responsible for the upkeep,'' Mr. Kirkland said.

Local forecast calls for rain
Rain came and went Monday, just enough to wet the streets. But it should stay longer today. That's the word from the National Weather Service in Columbia.

Sheriff's deputy nabs scaly fugitive
A fork-tongued fugitive was within inches of eluding police Sunday night, but the escape was foiled by the quick hand of a Richmond County sheriff's deputy.

Military units train for combat
The triage unit filled quickly. A   19-year-old Humvee driver, with head, chest and arm injuries sustained when his vehicle hit a land mine, lay on one stretcher. A 35-year-old, who'd been shot in the chest and complained of abdominal pain, was next to him.

Merchants, city to discuss sign ban

Correction
The answers to the crossword and Jumble puzzles in Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle inadvertently were left out of Sunday's classified section. Please see Page 2B today for the answers.

Mother seeks some closure in son's death

Road plan sprouts concern

Commission debates adding chairman seat

Two bounty hunters arrested
NORTH AUGUSTA - Two Georgia bounty hunters have been arrested on felony charges, accused of turning a North Augusta neighborhood into a shooting gallery while looking for a man who failed to appear in court on a traffic charge, sheriff's officials said Monday.

Lakers win NBA title

Relaxed Miller is ready to connect for Indiana

Hornets expect Jones to be Olympic pick

Lakers' Fox enjoys 'enforcer' role

Mrs. Alice Stewart
SUNNYSIDE, Ga. - Mrs. Alice Stewart, of Old Atlanta Road, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Molena Nursing Home.

Ms. Lillian Holloman,
Ms. Lillian Holloman, 100, of Sullivan Road, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Dorothy Goffe
Mrs. Dorothy Goffe, 78, of Killebrew Ave., died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at her residence.

Miss Evelyn Hagler
Miss Evelyn Josephine Hagler, 90, of Owens Road, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Thomas Keen
DUBLIN, Ga. - Mr. Thomas Ralph ``Corn Meal Man'' Keen, 85, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Fairview Park Hospital.

Mr. Maurice Steinberg
Mr. Maurice Steinberg, 86, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Curtis Sheppard
AIKEN - Mr. Curtis O. ``Pudden'' Sheppard, 66, of Snipes Pond Road, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Jerold Poole
AVERA, Ga. - Mr. Jerold Evans Poole, 75, of Usry Mill Road, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Henry Williamson Sr.
BATH - Mr. Henry E. Williamson Sr., 71, of Church Street, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Theresa Peak
Mrs. Theresa Peak, of Railroad Avenue, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at University Hospital.

Gre'Shauna Harrell
AIKEN - Gre'Shauna Earlasia Harrell, infant daughter of Gregory Harrell and Gwanzy Alexander, of President Drive, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Hillery Logue
DUBLIN, Ga. - Mr. Hillery Logue, 71, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. Elvin Johnson Jr.
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Elvin L. ``Buddy'' Johnson Jr., 47, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mrs. Ruth Mayhew
AIKEN - Mrs. Ruth Marie Treyz Mayhew, 80, of Gregg Avenue, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Mae Fulcher
STUART, Va. - Mrs. Mae Hampton Fulcher, 83, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Joanne Brantley
HARRISON, Ga. - Mrs. Joanne Lewis Brantley, 49, of Rocky Creek Road, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Tom Oglesby Jr.
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Tom Watson Oglesby Jr., 73, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at his residence.

Ms. Ivy Reed
THOMSON - Ms. Ivy Joesbury Reed, 94, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at Thomson Manor Nursing Home.

Mr. Thomas Campbell Sr.
MCCORMICK, S.C. - Mr. Thomas Wayne ``Tom'' Campbell Sr., of Augusta Street Extension, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at Self Memorial Hospital, Greenwood.

Ms. Lillian Holloman,
centenarian, homemaker

Mr. Jerold Poole
AVERA, Ga. - Mr. Jerold Evans Poole, 75, of Usry Mill Road, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. James Maxwell
DEARING - Mr. James Lyle Maxwell, 70, of Lokey Drive, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at McDuffie Regional Medical Centers, Thomson.

Mr. Jack Weathers
Mr. Jack Weathers, 75, of Reedale Ave., died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Yvonne Hayes
THOMSON - Mrs. Yvonne Cote Hayes, 64, of Magnolia Drive, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. G. Dalton Brown
Mr. G. Dalton Brown, 69, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Kenneth Hartley Sr.
JACKSON, Tenn. - Mr. Kenneth R. Hartley Sr., 69, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

Mrs. Dorothy Marbut
COLUMBIA - Mrs. Dorothy Holler Marbut, 91, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at Life Care Center.

Mr. Perry Austin Sr.
Mr. Perry E. ``Gene'' Austin Sr., 68, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at his residence.

Ms. Lillian Holloman,

Mr. Maurice Steinberg

Miss Evelyn Hagler

Ms. Ivy Reed

Mr. James Maxwell

Mrs. Yvonne Hayes

Mr. Jerold Poole

Mrs. Alice Stewart

Mrs. Theresa Peak

Gre'Shauna Harrell

Mrs. Joanne Brantley

Mr. Jack Weathers

Mr. G. Dalton Brown

Mrs. Dorothy Goffe

Mr. Thomas Keen

Mrs. Mae Fulcher

Mr. Curtis Sheppard

Ms. Lillian Holloman,

Teens need a break in boring city
I'm just one of those typical 17-year-old girls who is desperately trying to find something to do here. There is always those keg parties, but that sure does get old after a while. Michelle Nosniobr, Martinez

NAACP challenged to go positive
I would like to applaud P. Price's June 14 letter concerning the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. These sentiments were right on target. G. Harison, Augusta

Teachers, pay attention
The Richmond County School Board made a tough call last week when the case of Hephzibah High School teacher Alphonza Griffin came before it for a decision. But board members made the right call and fired Griffin, who had earlier been accused of sexual misconduct with a student.

Clinton's performance a disgrace
The Chronicle recently published a letter, ``The president makes writer proud.'' Frank Murphy, Aiken

Small-business owners must be heard
As a small-business owner, I recently had the opportunity to participate in the 2000 Congressional Small Business Summit, hosted by the small-business group, National Federation of Independent Businesses, in Washington, D.C. Lee Muns, Martinez

NYC assaults prove Rocker right
The Atlanta Braves management have again proved themselves to be politically correct pusillanimous slime bags. That awful scene in New York City where many young women were sexually assaulted well illustrates just how right John Rocker was. Milton Gresham, Evans

Is video poker history?
Why is South Carolina's Department of Revenue still processing thousands of applications for video poker machine license renewals? It makes no sense. After July 1, video poker will - or at least should be - history.

Women pastors doing God's work
It is just crazy. Who can judge these females. Who? No one but the Almighty God. You do not know what God has planned for you. W.R. Moore, North Augusta

OMI's 'fine' example
If you've never been penalized for repeatedly doing wrong, is it reasonable to complain when you finally are penalized?

Opposes sign ordinance
Broad Street has coalesced at last into an interesting place to visit. Barbara Andrews, Augusta

Augusta laws selectively enforced
Re the June 13 article concerning enforcement of Augusta's sign ordinance.Mayor Bob Young said, ``You've got to treat everybody the same. The law applies equally to everyone, and if you want to go around and do selective enforcement you're asking for trouble, and you're building a case that you'll never win in a court in this country.'' Jack Powell, Augusta

BellSouth smothers competition
In reading Walter Jones' coverage of local phone service choice in Georgia (``Few know of choice, poll finds,'' June 9), I'm afraid your readers are left with the wrong impression. William Perry, Atlanta

Dreams of larger Augusta airport
I have lived in Atlanta for almost 30 years, but whenever I am asked where I am from, I still say Augusta. I was born there and it will always be home. Robert D. Fortson, Atlanta

Devil is in the details
Someone who can't follow a simple rule ought not to be put in charge of law enforcement, even if former sheriff candidate Woodrow Fryer thinks otherwise.

Vanishing act
``The problem I asked about was three days of e-mails that disappeared and computers crash, and that's wha

Effective leader needed in Ga. Senate
Re my choice of Mike Popplewell to fill the District 24 Georgia State Senate seat: Chuck Renfro, Appling

Register today
On July 18 several area counties will have political party primaries, where voters in either the Republican or Democrat parties choose a nominee to be on Georgia's November general election ballot.

Mayor is inexperienced, incompetent
Augusta Mayor Bob Young's incompetence is exceeded only by his inexperience. Seems that his lack of leadership (or concern) causes more problems every week. Paul and Anne Cook, Augusta

Rocker right?
During a recent Puerto Rican Day celebration in New York's Central Park, a mob of New Yorkers assaulted up to seven women, tearing clothing from them and sexually groping the victims as a crowd stood by and did nothing. David Norton, Augusta

No more Fed hikes
The other day in one of his speeches to a gathering of corporate and financial moguls, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan said that after a lull of several months, U.S. productivity is picking up again.

Moderation needed in dress codes
With regard to Mr. George C. de Baca's June 11 letter on the necessity of school uniforms, I would like to approach his logic from a different angle. First, his ``no-brainer,'' that all teachers and parents wear uniforms in that they do not wear the same clothes to work, the mall or church that they wear around the house.Helen Minchew, Augusta

Overtime: Perry among new Clemson honorees

Overtime: Sampras loses in straight sets

Area boxers to fight in national event

Wrong call costly for Wallace

Rain, fog postpone race

Mayfield is applauded for pulling an 'Earnhardt'

Task force targets pedophiles online
CHARLESTON, S.C. - A new Internet task force of South Carolina law enforcement hopes to catch pedophiles trolling for victims online.

Astronaut waits for trip to space
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- Without fuss or fanfare, Bill Shepherd has emerged as a Space-Age Ulysses, journeying between the United States and Russia on a seemingly endless quest to orbit.

Morris wins three online awards
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Newspaper Association of America (NAA) today awarded three prestigious Digital Edge Awards to Morris Communications Corp. newspapers. Two awards also cited Morris Digital Works, the online division of Morris Communications. The "Edgies" were announced and presented during Connections, NAA's annual electronic media conference, taking place at San Francisco's Moscone Center June 17-20.

Keeping it to themselves

Keeping it to themselves
Teens are getting a strong message about sex from a recently-launched media campaign in Aiken County: Save it for later.

Xtreme advice: Sexually active friend could use guidance
''I've been best friends with my best friend since sixth grade. She started having sex two years ago, at the age of 15. She's already been with five people, and none of them love her. But she says she's in love with all of them.'' - 17-year-old Augusta girl

Xtreme calendar

Xtreme style
Najah Johnson, 17, is a recent Academy of Richmond County graduate.

Xtreme advice: Sexually active friend could use guidance

Xtreme calendar
Nature lovers can check out a slide show on national forests by the Sierra Club at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 3501 Walton Way Extension; 863-2324.

Xtreme style

Astronaut waits for trip to space

Morris wins three online awards