Braves notebook: ERA topping 4.00

Furcal to rehab with Class AA club

Minor league notebook: Jackets' owner expands empire

Braves squeeze past Brewers

Boll Weevils top Jackets in finale

Phoenix's win streak on road ends

Jackets rally to win

Swoopes completes U.S. Olympic team

Cox will struggle with All-Star selections

Area squad sweeps girls hoops contest

Maddux falters in loss

Nostalgia of summer is overrated

New companies meeting demand

Quick tips: Selling a home

Business briefs
Beasley Broadcasting has received two Edward R. Murrow awards from the Radio and Television News Directors Association for excellence in newscast and spot news reporting. Beasley Broadcasting operates six radio stations in the Augusta market, including WGAC-580 AM, WGOR-93.9 FM, WCHZ-95.1 FM, WAJY-102.7 FM, WRDW-1480 AM and WRFN-FM.

Pocket change

Quick tips: Selling a home
According to the National Association of Realtors, about 15 percent of sellers who move up to better homes successfully sell their old homes by themselves.

Pocket change
Nearly three-fourths of major U.S. companies monitor their employees on the job in one way or another - more than double the number that did so just three years ago, according to a new study.

New companies meeting demand
While millions of consumers are turning to the Internet to shop, companies are investing more and more in what will make it work: packaging and delivery services.

On the move
Betsy Boyer Balk has been named manager of the Ethan Allen home interiors store in Augusta.

SEC notebook: USC to get schedule break

ACC notebook: Clemson's Adams gets national praise

Direct anger at Comcast, not Turner

Chancellor's choices

S.C. campaign begins

Ga. Paroles Board proud of reforms

North Augusta's plan

Smith & Wesson repudiates deal

Harbin 'pork money' a bad tradeoff

She's grateful for election win

What digital divide?
A report issued this month by research firm Jupiter Communications seems tailor-made to give political ammunition to Clinton-Gore administration proposals to make ownership of personal computers and access to the Internet a civil right - at a starting cost, incidentally, of over $2 billion.

The multimillionaire

The NAACP is losing its focus

Abused victim: Judges ignore law

Edgefield group 'radical rednecks'

OpSail 2000
NEW YORK - If predictions hold, it will dwarf the Spanish armada, the Normandy invasion fleet and every regatta ever held - as many as 70,000 watercraft jammed into New York harbor for what organizers call the ''largest maritime event in history.''

Explore New York on a bicycle
NEW YORK - Next to walking, the best way to really see New York City is on two wheels.

Rough & tumble
They wear their scraped knees and multi-colored bruises like badges of honor. In a game that is a cross between soccer and football, these women are constantly on the move - dodging, dashing, passing or kicking the ball.

Rituals keep memories alive
It's the familiar produce stand on the way to the mountains, a stand filled with vine-ripened tomatoes or ears of silver queen corn. Or the pit stop halfway to the beach that sells the most succulent boiled peanuts. Or a detour to the remains of an old church tucked away from a stretch of Lowcountry road.

Monetary speeches always in bad taste
Dear Carson: Whenever there is a family gathering, my wife's older sister and her husband lecture everybody in attendance about the amount of money the husband makes and the wealth it has produced.

Simply serenity
After a hard day at work, T.R. Reddy comes home and sits in his maroon leather recliner and unwinds with a view of the lake.

In the know
It's summer vacation time, and many people want to take their pets along. The Web site Petopia.com has launched a Pet Travel Center where it offers travel supplies for pets and tips for their owners. When traveling with pets, Petopia suggests the following:

Raining cats and dogs? No, but everything else
On Aug. 31, 1886, Charleston, S.C., was jolted by an earthquake that shook buildings and caused creeks to overflow.

Dent second after first round

Stroble escapes loss

Howell finishes second at Greensboro

Inkster wins sixth major title

Nostalgia of summer is overrated
There are people (me included) who sometimes get a little too nostalgic for the good, old summertime.

Four dead in car accident
BATESBURG, S.C. (AP) - Four family members are dead, one is in critical condition, and a driver charged with five counts of felony driving under the influence after a crash Friday night.

Grovetown man shot after argument
A 40-year-old Grovetown man was in serious but stable condition Saturday after being shot in the chest the night before. Full story -- Augusta Chronicle

Family remembers crash victims
What Brenda Conditt will always remember most about her parents, Virgil and Barbara, was the way they completely devoted themselves first to God and then to each other. Full story -- Augusta Chronicle

"Godfather of Soul'' heads up inductees
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - James Brown, ``The Godfather of Soul,'' will probably feel pretty good next week when he and eight others are inducted into the South Carolina Black Hall of Fame.

Rough & tumble

OpSail 2000

Rituals keep memories alive

Monetary speeches always in bad taste

Raining cats and dogs? No, but everything else

In the know

Explore New York on a bicycle

Simply serenity

Officer's wife recalls Korea
Frances McWhorter remembers the cherry blossoms the female cadets held during graduation. She remembers the silk dress that did not fit. She remembers her story about the Forgotten War.

Drought hurts roadside markets
TRENTON, S.C. - Robert Robertson was working outside last week when the sky finally opened. He looked up, grinned and continued to work through the first rainstorm Edgefield County enjoyed in a long time.

Flag facts

Drought enforces need for long-term plan

Grovetown man shot after argument

Across the area

Officer's wife recalls Korea

Retail growth expected to grow with population

Four dead in car accident
BATESBURG, S.C. (AP) - Four family members are dead, one is in critical condition, and a driver charged with five counts of felony driving under the influence after a crash Friday night.

Explorer has ties to Augusta

Familiar faces fill elections

Teachers poised to pull out

Augusta steels for ban fallout
Augusta officials are gearing up for an influx of video poker parlors into the city from South Carolina.

Augusta steels for ban fallout

Across the area
Republican Primary candidates will face off today on two issues relevant to Columbia County voters.

Workers will lose jobs July 1

"Godfather of Soul" heads up inductees

Video gambling chronology

Making tracks

Flag removed to mixed reactions

Teachers poised to pull out
College graduates looking for a teaching job this fall might want to apply in the school districts of Richmond and Columbia counties.

Across the area

Parents get tips on seats
AIKEN - In the middle of her Saturday errands, Lorraine Reeves spent about 15 minutes in the hot sun learning how to save her daughter's life.

Drought enforces need for long-term plan
ATLANTA - It rained up to 4 inches in some parts of Augusta Tuesday, causing dangerous flooding.

Officer's wife recalls Korea

Deregulation raises concerns
ATLANTA - Experts and polls suggest that many of Georgia's natural-gas customers have no complaints about how the market has been deregulated, but Jackie Scarborough doesn't understand where they're coming from.

Video gambling chronology
Key dates in the rise and fall of video poker in South Carolina.

Deregulation raises concerns

Dignitaries dedicate tourist center
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - After nearly a decade of battling for money, the Heritage Corridor Discovery Center finally was dedicated Sunday in memory of one of the project's most stedfast pioneers.

Dignitaries dedicate tourist center

Explorer has ties to Augusta
Dr. Patrick Scannon has become a familiar face to the natives of the island nation of Palau.

Retail growth expected to grow with population
Frank Mullins is banking on the fact that Columbia County is ready for a full-scale shopping mall. He is extending Owens Road across Washington Road and envisions an open-air mall - something like a ``Surrey Center on steroids'' - springing up on his family's 125 acres.

Familiar faces fill elections
The races for three Columbia County Board of Education seats could be filled with familiar faces this year.

KKK, flag evoke fear, controversy
AIKEN - When Richland County Democratic Sen. Darrell Jackson's company produced an ad with a hooded Klansman in front of the state Capitol, where a Confederate flag flies, the Rebel banner's proponents cried foul.

Flag facts
The flags on the Statehouse dome and in the House and Senate chambers are commonly called Confederate battle flags, but they are actually a larger rectangular version.

Parents get tips on seats

Group grants wish of Hephzibah teen

Veteran recalls time in Korea
It was an ordeal he refused to experience twice, even if it meant his death.

Daughter remembers crash victims
What Brenda Conditt will always remember most about her parents, Virgil and Barbara, was the way they completely devoted themselves first to God and then to each other.

Officer's wife recalls Korea
Frances McWhorter remembers the cherry blossoms the female cadets held during graduation. She remembers the silk dress that did not fit. She remembers her story about the Forgotten War.

Group grants wish of Hephzibah teen
If Brittany Gillian could have one wish, it would be to go to Walt Disney World. On Saturday, her wish came true.

Final hand plays Friday
NORTH AUGUSTA - ``For sale'' signs dot the stretch of Martintown Road where video poker parlors are dealing their last cards this week.

Drought hurts roadside markets

Across the area
A 40-year-old Grovetown man was in serious but stable condition Saturday after being shot in the chest the night before.

"Godfather of Soul" heads up inductees

Making tracks
The Augusta Chronicle, the state Department of Transportation and city traffic engineers want to keep Augustans informed about when and where road work is scheduled to occur. An updated list of area road projects for the week appears Sundays in the Chronicle.

Veteran recalls time in Korea

Director has blight battle plan
Robert Cooks is an anxious man. He is anxious to start his new job as executive director of the Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp., anxious to get to work and prove he's worth every penny of his $115,000 a year salary, anxious to make a difference.

Final hand plays Friday

Klansmen defend their allegiance
GASTON, S.C. - The wooded property with lily pads on the pond is a haven for a white man with no doubt that his race is supreme - or ought to be.

KKK, flag evoke fear, controversy

Flag time line
Key dates in South Carolina's Confederate flag controversy.

Four dead in car accident

Daughter remembers crash victims

Klansmen defend their allegiance

Flag time line

Workers will lose jobs July 1
AIKEN - As many as 10,000 workers could be without jobs Saturday when the video gambling industry is no longer legal in South Carolina.

"Godfather of Soul'' heads up inductees
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - James Brown, ``The Godfather of Soul,'' will probably feel pretty good next week when he and eight others are inducted into the South Carolina Black Hall of Fame.

Director has blight battle plan

Cox will struggle with All-Star selections

Family remembers crash victims

Flag removed to mixed reactions
AIKEN - The volleys of verbiage that reverberated throughout the long war over the rebel icon will be noticeably absent Saturday when the Confederate flag is lowered from South Carolina's Capitol dome.

Mrs. Dorothy Elliott
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Dorothy ``Dot'' Elliott, 69, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Etheline Satcher
AIKEN - Mrs. Etheline Ruby Rhoden Satcher, 93, of Augustus Road, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Elaine Holsomback
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Mrs. Elaine Cleveland Holsomback, 48, of Mount Calvary Road, died Friday, June 23, 2000.

The Rev. Virgil Conditt
The Rev. Virgil Ray Conditt, 52, of Maddox Road, died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Peggy Guerard
Mrs. Peggy Hebbard Guerard, 51, of Heather Drive, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Barbara Conditt
Mrs. Barbara Ann Conditt, 51, of Maddox Road, died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Ms. Willa Thomas
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Ms. Willa Fulmer Thomas, 89, of Park Avenue, died Friday, June 23, 2000.

Mr. Charles Faith
BEECH ISLAND - Mr. Charles Ray Faith, 69, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at Mattie C. Hall Healthcare, Aiken.

Mr. Kay Williams Jr.
AIKEN - Mr. Kay Williams Jr., 74, of Knollview Drive, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Home, Anderson.

Ms. Mattie Rast
BARNWELL, S.C. - Ms. Mattie Williams Way Rast, 77, died Saturday, June 24, 2000.

Mrs. Pearl Cato
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. - Mrs. Pearl Y. Cato, 81, of Carroll Court, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Palmetto Baptist Medical Center, Columbia.

Mr. Horace Price Jr.
AIKEN - Mr. Horace W. Price Jr., 52, of Alan Avenue, died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Robert Dombroski
Mr. Robert E. Dombroski, 67, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. Henry Toney Jr.
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Mr. Henry Spann Toney Jr., 76, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Sheila Fuller
Mrs. Sheila Diane Fuller, 52, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Allen Costoff
Mr. Allen Costoff, Ph.D, 64, of Augusta, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia.

Ms. Ella Boswell
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Ms. Ella Mae Fulmer Boswell, 69, of Edisto Street, died Friday, June 23, 2000.

Mr. Roger Ashley
HOUSTON - Mr. Roger Ashley, 78, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at his residence.

Ms. Grace Holsomback
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Ms. Grace Thomas Holsomback, 70, of Young Street, died Friday, June 23, 2000.

Mrs. Gladys Wilson
MILLEN, Ga. - Mrs. Gladys Burke Wilson, 84, of Highway 17 North, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at Bethany Nursing Center.

Mr. Jim Randall Sr.
WARRENVILLE - Mr. Jim Randall Sr., 70, of Hillman Street, died Saturday, June 24, 2000.

Mr. Fann Burley
THOMSON - Mr. Fann Burley, 76, of Thomson Manor Nursing Home, died Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at Thomson Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Lena Stalworth
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Lena Jones Stalworth, of Rose Drive, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. D'Arcy Lott
AIKEN - Mrs. D'Arcy Reeves Lott, 86, died Friday, June 23, 2000 at her residence.

Ms. Drew Dorsey
Ms. Drew W. Dorsey, of Melody Drive, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Clarence Beattie III
AIKEN - Mr. Clarence L. ``Chuck'' Beattie III, 65, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Vivian Watkins
Mrs. Vivian Dean Watkins, 83, died Friday, June 23, 2000, in Statesboro.

Mrs. Louise Quick
Mrs. Louise Allen McIntosh Quick, 76, of Anthony Street, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at Beverly Manor.

Mr. William Brooks
Mr. William H. ``Bill'' Brooks, 58, of Regis Court, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. Floyd Herndon Jr.
THOMSON - Mr. Floyd Herbert Herndon Jr., 45, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Frances Scott
DEARING - Mrs. Frances Elsie Scott, 72, died Saturday, June 24, 2000.

Mrs. Mary Jackson
PHILADELPHIA - Mrs. Mary L. Jackson, 57, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000.

Mr. J. Michael Jones
Mr. J. Michael ``Mike'' Jones, 40, of Martinez, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Walter Green Sr.
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Walter Green Sr., 79, of West Haynes Street, died Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Tounity Tyler
AIKEN - Mr. Tounity ``Tony'' Tyler, 77, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center.

Mrs. Pearl Cato

Mrs. Barbara Conditt

Mr. Charles Faith

Ms. Mattie Rast

Ms. Willa Thomas

Ms. Grace Holsomback

Mrs. Sheila Fuller

Mrs. Frances Scott

Mrs. Gladys Wilson

Ms. Drew Dorsey

Mr. Fann Burley

Mrs. Lena Stalworth

Mr. Kay Williams Jr.

Mr. J. Michael Jones

Mr. Allen Costoff

Mr. Jim Randall Sr.

Mr. Henry Toney Jr.

Mrs. Etheline Satcher

Mr. Horace Price Jr.

Mrs. Elaine Holsomback

Mrs. Vivian Watkins

Ms. Ella Boswell

Mr. Floyd Herndon Jr.

Mrs. Dorothy Elliott

Mr. Tounity Tyler

Mr. Walter Green Sr.

Mrs. Mary Jackson

Mr. Roger Ashley

Mrs. Louise Quick

Mrs. D'Arcy Lott

Mr. William Brooks

Kent: Political primer reflections; Strom speaks
Timing is everything in politics and life. That's why, with primaries occurring in many states, it's a good time for anyone interested in how politics really works to read Mean Business (Longstr

Democrats voted for hefty tax hike
Carroll C. Kenny's June 14 letter shared his pride in President Clinton's recent recognition by the French and concluded by asking, how much more President Clinton would have accomplished if voters had been intelligent enough to elect a Democratic Congress. Keith Shafer, Augusta

Ga. flag is right; evolution is wrong
Alexander Smith, head of Augusta's ``National Association for the Advancement of Colored People,'' is either willfully ignorant, or a product of affirmative action in the education system. Paul Jackson, Augusta

Learn from floods
The irony of it all: droughts and floods. If there's not too little water in Augusta, then there's too much. Will we ever get it right? And the city's not all that great at handling either crisis. Columbia County has its problems, too.

Unfair assault on candidacy blasted
My friends tell me politics in Columbia County has sunk to an all-time low, and now I believe it. E. Harold Mays even told us in his venomous May 21 letter to The Chronicle, ``If you tell or repeat a lie often enough, some people will believe it to be the truth.'' William Holden, Martinez

Harbin 'pork money' a bad tradeoff
In her May 25 Chronicle letter, Tina Plowman praised District 113 state Rep. Ben Harbin, R-Evans, for bringing home $75,000 in ``political pork money.'' Melanie Carter, Martinez

U.S. is not 'One Nation Under God'
It occurs to me that from all I read in the paper and see on TV concerning views of right and wrong, morals and civil rights, that this country is no longer ``One Nation Under God.'' Barbara Mohler, Augusta

Chancellor's choices
The process of appointing a presidential search committee to replace Dr. Francis Tedesco at the Medical College of Georgia is moving at a snail's pace, and it now appears impossible for a new president to be in place by the time Tedesco retires Dec. 31.

North Augusta's plan
North Augusta leaders are setting a good example by creating a strategic plan for the community. Among the goals of the strategic planning task force is to get the city on the All America City list by the year 2005.

S.C. campaign begins
The problem with South Carolina's legislative session is that it runs for such a long time - more than half a year - that by the time it completes its business just about everybody, except the politicians, have lost interest.

Abused victim: Judges ignore law
It's once again time to vote to keep or fire a judge. If you care at all about Georgia laws and guidelines, investigate the person you want voted in as a judge. D. Hadden, Hephzibah

What digital divide?
A report issued this month by research firm Jupiter Communications seems tailor-made to give political ammunition to Clinton-Gore administration proposals to make ownership of personal computers and access to the Internet a civil right - at a starting cost, incidentally, of over $2 billion.

She's grateful for election win
I wish to thank all those Aiken Electric Cooperative member/owners who voted to re-elect me to the Board of Trustees on May 20. Your support and encouragement challenge me to a greater commitment of service to each and every one of you. Gloria Busch-Johnson, New Ellenton

Kent: Political primer reflections; Strom speaks
Timing is everything in politics and life. That's why, with primaries occurring in many states, it's a good time for anyone interested in how politics really works to read Mean Business (Longstr

Direct anger at Comcast, not Turner
Re Jacqueline S. House's June 15 letter, ''Direct anger at Turner, not Comcast'': Barry Doick, Hephzibah

Ga. Paroles Board proud of reforms
I read with great interest your June 11 editorial saying Carlton Jones represents what's wrong with parole in Georgia. Charles J. Topetzes, Atlanta

Smith & Wesson repudiates deal
Re the Smith & Wesson ''deal'' with the government: Floyd Brown, USAF (Ret), Evans

The NAACP is losing its focus
South Carolina National Association for the Advancement of Colored People President James Gallman is the latest shining example of how badly out of focus the organization has gotten. Gene Paul Mann, Jackson

Edgefield group 'radical rednecks'
Re the June 13 Edgefield County Council primary election: D.L.Tanner, North Augusta

Water use priorities out of whack
I am amazed, though not surprised, at the incessant whinings, rantings and threats of political retribution against Augusta-Richmond County officials and the Utility Department regarding the impact the water shortage is having on lawns and shrubberies. Harry Roy Bell, Augusta

The multimillionaire
At the height of the Cold War it used to be said, with good reason, that the best way to make money on Wall Street was to take the investment advice of Marxists.

Ruiz qualifies in two Olympic diving events

Summer league important to players

Spaniards withdraw from Wimbledon

Gordon is king of the road

Area squad sweeps girls hoops contest

Overtime: Rhein Fire wins second World Bowl

Overtime: Augusta team wins national Jr. rowing title

Good ponds take work

Deer not always abundant

Procedure could restore fertility to women
BOLOGNA, Italy -- Scientists have for the first time transplanted defrosted human ovarian tissue into a mouse, extracted eggs and made them potentially fertilizable - an advance that could allow women to delay motherhood or safely restore fertility to women who need to have their ovaries removed.

Site consolidates government information
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The government is consolidating its 20,000 Web sites into a single Internet location offering information from grants and contracts to an individual's benefits, President Clinton said Saturday.

Doctors target obese children
Zabrina Thompkins ducked past her brother's arm and deftly laid the basketball off the backboard and through the rim.

Site consolidates government information

Doctors target obese children

Procedure could restore fertility to women