Boll Weevils top Jackets in finale

Braves notebook: ERA topping 4.00

Phoenix's win streak on road ends

Cox will struggle with All-Star selections

Minor league notebook: Jackets' owner expands empire

Jackets rally to win

Furcal to rehab with Class AA club

Swoopes completes U.S. Olympic team

Braves squeeze past Brewers

Area squad sweeps girls hoops contest

Maddux falters in loss

Nostalgia of summer is overrated

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

Pocket change

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.

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

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.

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.

Quick tips: Selling a home

SEC notebook: USC to get schedule break

ACC notebook: Clemson's Adams gets national praise

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.

Harbin 'pork money' a bad tradeoff

North Augusta's plan

Ga. Paroles Board proud of reforms

Direct anger at Comcast, not Turner

Edgefield group 'radical rednecks'

The NAACP is losing its focus

S.C. campaign begins

Smith & Wesson repudiates deal

Abused victim: Judges ignore law

The multimillionaire

Chancellor's choices

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.''

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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

Howell finishes second at Greensboro

Stroble escapes loss

Inkster wins sixth major title

Dent second after first round

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.

Explore New York on a bicycle

OpSail 2000

Rituals keep memories alive

Simply serenity

Raining cats and dogs? No, but everything else

Rough & tumble

Monetary speeches always in bad taste

In the know

Making tracks

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.

Cox will struggle with All-Star selections

Officer's wife recalls Korea

Across the area

Four dead in car accident

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

"Godfather of Soul" heads up inductees

Flag removed to mixed reactions

Veteran recalls time in Korea

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.

Director has blight battle plan

Explorer has ties to Augusta

Family remembers crash victims

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.

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.

Deregulation raises concerns

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.

Daughter remembers crash victims

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Retail growth expected to grow with population

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

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.

Drought enforces need for long-term plan

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.

Dignitaries dedicate tourist center

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

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.

"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.

Grovetown man shot after argument

Video gambling chronology

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.

Familiar faces fill elections

Klansmen defend their allegiance

Parents get tips on seats

Drought hurts roadside markets

Officer's wife recalls Korea

Augusta steels for ban fallout

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.

Across the area

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 time line

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.

"Godfather of Soul" heads up inductees

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.

Final hand plays Friday

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.

Workers will lose jobs July 1

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

Group grants wish of Hephzibah teen

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.

KKK, flag evoke fear, controversy

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.

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.

Flag facts

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.

Ms. Ella Boswell
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Ms. Ella Mae Fulmer Boswell, 69, of Edisto Street, 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.

Ms. Drew Dorsey
Ms. Drew W. Dorsey, of Melody Drive, died Friday, June 23, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Mrs. Elaine Holsomback
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Mrs. Elaine Cleveland Holsomback, 48, of Mount Calvary Road, 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. Peggy Guerard
Mrs. Peggy Hebbard Guerard, 51, of Heather Drive, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Elaine Holsomback

Mr. Jim Randall Sr.

Mr. Kay Williams Jr.

Mrs. Gladys Wilson

Mrs. Pearl Cato

Mrs. Vivian Watkins

Mrs. Dorothy Elliott

Mrs. Barbara Conditt

Mrs. Frances Scott

Mr. Floyd Herndon Jr.

Mrs. Sheila Fuller

Mr. Charles Faith

Mrs. Lena Stalworth

Mrs. Louise Quick

Ms. Ella Boswell

Mrs. Mary Jackson

Mr. Tounity Tyler

Mr. Henry Toney Jr.

Mr. Horace Price Jr.

Mr. Roger Ashley

Mr. William Brooks

Mr. Fann Burley

Mrs. Etheline Satcher

Ms. Mattie Rast

Ms. Willa Thomas

Ms. Grace Holsomback

Mrs. D'Arcy Lott

Ms. Drew Dorsey

Mr. Walter Green Sr.

Mr. J. Michael Jones

Mr. Allen Costoff

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Spaniards withdraw from Wimbledon

Overtime: Augusta team wins national Jr. rowing title

Summer league important to players

Gordon is king of the road

Overtime: Rhein Fire wins second World Bowl

Area squad sweeps girls hoops contest

Ruiz qualifies in two Olympic diving events

Deer not always abundant

Good ponds take work

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

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