Phoenix's win streak on road ends

Boll Weevils top Jackets in finale

Area squad sweeps girls hoops contest

Minor league notebook: Jackets' owner expands empire

Braves squeeze past Brewers

Jackets rally to win

Swoopes completes U.S. Olympic team

Braves notebook: ERA topping 4.00

Furcal to rehab with Class AA club

Maddux falters in loss

Cox will struggle with All-Star selections

Nostalgia of summer is overrated

Quick tips: Selling a home

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.

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.

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

Pocket change

New companies meeting demand

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.

SEC notebook: USC to get schedule break

ACC notebook: Clemson's Adams gets national praise

Chancellor's choices

Ga. Paroles Board proud of reforms

S.C. campaign begins

Direct anger at Comcast, not Turner

The NAACP is losing its focus

Smith & Wesson repudiates deal

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

Harbin 'pork money' a bad tradeoff

Abused victim: Judges ignore law

She's grateful for election win

North Augusta's plan

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.''

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.

Stroble escapes loss

Howell finishes second at Greensboro

Dent second after first round

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.

Simply serenity

Rituals keep memories alive

Explore New York on a bicycle

Rough & tumble

OpSail 2000

Monetary speeches always in bad taste

In the know

Raining cats and dogs? No, but everything else

Dignitaries dedicate tourist center

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.

Flag facts

Drought enforces need for long-term plan

Familiar faces fill elections

Across the area

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.

Retail growth expected to grow with population

Cox will struggle with All-Star selections

Explorer has ties to Augusta

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

"Godfather of Soul" heads up inductees

Grovetown man shot after argument

Veteran recalls time in Korea

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.

Final hand plays Friday

Officer's wife recalls Korea

Director has blight battle plan

"Godfather of Soul" heads up inductees

Family remembers crash victims

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.

Klansmen defend their allegiance

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

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.

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.

Making tracks

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.

Group grants wish of Hephzibah teen

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

Across the area

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

Workers will lose jobs July 1

Flag time line

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.

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
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.

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.

Augusta steels for ban fallout

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
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 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.

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.

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

Drought hurts roadside markets

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.

Flag removed to mixed reactions

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.

Video gambling chronology

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.

Parents get tips on seats

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.

Teachers poised to pull out

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.

Four dead in car accident

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.

KKK, flag evoke fear, controversy

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

Daughter remembers crash victims

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Robert Dombroski
Mr. Robert E. Dombroski, 67, 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. 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. William Brooks
Mr. William H. ``Bill'' Brooks, 58, of Regis Court, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mrs. Lena Stalworth

Mrs. Sheila Fuller

Mrs. Elaine Holsomback

Mrs. Mary Jackson

Mrs. Barbara Conditt

Mr. Charles Faith

Mr. Jim Randall Sr.

Mrs. Louise Quick

Mrs. Dorothy Elliott

Mrs. D'Arcy Lott

Mr. Kay Williams Jr.

Mr. Allen Costoff

Ms. Drew Dorsey

Mr. Walter Green Sr.

Mr. William Brooks

Mr. Floyd Herndon Jr.

Mrs. Etheline Satcher

Mr. Roger Ashley

Ms. Ella Boswell

Mr. J. Michael Jones

Mr. Tounity Tyler

Mr. Fann Burley

Ms. Willa Thomas

Ms. Mattie Rast

Mrs. Pearl Cato

Ms. Grace Holsomback

Mr. Horace Price Jr.

Mrs. Frances Scott

Mrs. Gladys Wilson

Mrs. Vivian Watkins

Mr. Henry Toney Jr.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Ruiz qualifies in two Olympic diving events

Area squad sweeps girls hoops contest

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