Joyner works to find groove as backup

GreenJackets top RedStixx

Expos humble Glavine

Tight security set for series

Thompson has 19 in Comets win

Braves notes: Remlinger MRI shows no damage

Braves notes: Remlinger MRI shows no damage

Wisdom is rarely followed

Business briefs

Aiken will get wire plant

Smile Gas stations lose familiar faces
Smile Gas owner Tosco Corp. has begun converting the convenience store chain to its own Circle K brand in areas outside of Augusta.

Smile Gas stations lose familiar faces

Bank to decrease holdings

Aiken will get wire plant
AIKEN - A Japanese company that produces precision steel wires expects to begin production in Verenes Industrial Park late this summer.

Investor buys out Martin Color-Fi
A federal bankruptcy court Monday gave Edgefield-based Martin Color-Fi the OK to merge with a Philadelphia-based buyout firm bent on returning the struggling synthetic fiber maker to profitability.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Philip Morris, a Dow component and owner of Kraft Foods, led the industrials average higher Monday as investors applauded the company's plan to acquire Nabisco Holdings Corp.

Business briefs

Bank to decrease holdings
First Union Corp. will close 84 branches, sell loan and credit card businesses to bolster bottom lineFrom Staff and Wire ReportsFirst Union Corp. on Monday said it will close 84 branches, but would not rule out whether any affected branches were in the Augusta area.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Investors lost their nerve on the eve of the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates, sending key stock indexes lower Tuesday in a late-afternoon selloff.

Tube manufacturer to open in Barnwell Co.

Tube manufacturer to open in Barnwell Co.
Ryerson Tull plans to open a tube mill facility in Barnwell County that will begin operation in August and eventually employ 14 to 18 people.

Democrats are all far left Commies

Boy Scouts right to ban homosexuals

Partial birth abortion is appalling

Fryer ballot ouster a corrupt move

NAACP's red herring

Genome genesis

Origins of Georgia flag: Confederate

Bible provides God with a big laugh

Will Wendy's killers get off?

Pets tormented

Whole language learning defended

Cartoon hits mark

Dark side of genome research

Augusta sign proposal shortsighted

Is state rep eating taxpayers' money?

More thoughts on women preachers

A new pass for Gore?

Small portions
Diners are getting an earful as well as a mouthful. Noisy restaurants have become so common that medical experts are taking note.

Others looking out for dieter
A renewed commitment to weight loss is what compels LaSaundria Walker to come to the gym.

Choose a survivor
Most likely you've heard it being discussed by now. At the office, the bar, and the neighborhood swimming pool people are debating who will last the longest on the CBS reality show Survivor.

Age old question: Precautions keep drivers alert
Q: How can I stay alert when I drive? - R.E., Lincolnton, Ga.

In the know
PRICE CHECK: Each Wednesday, Price Check offers price comparisons on goods at area stores. This week we focused on dry-cleaning. Prices were checked Thursday and Friday.

Roll with it
Tortillas can be lifesavers for the busy family. They can be used to turn leftovers into a new meal, as a base for sandwich ingredients when you've run out of bread or for creating quick and easy hors d'oeuvres for drop-in guests.

Choose a survivor
Most likely you've heard it being discussed by now. At the office, the bar, and the neighborhood swimming pool people are debating who will last the longest on the CBS reality show Survivor.

Local golfer a long shot for Masters

Tough road lies ahead for Howell

Augustan takes golf game pro

Howell follows childhood dream

Wisdom is rarely followed
Here's one I told to the Senior Friends luncheon last week. They seemed to enjoy it, and I hope you do, too.

Smile stores change name
Tosco Corp., which last year purchased the Augusta-based Smile Gas convenience store chain, has started converting the stores to its main Circle K brand. The company is currently replacing the familiar yellow smiley face logo with its red ``K'' in markets outside metro Augusta. Stations across the Augusta-Aiken region will be rebranded beginning in late August or early October, according to AAA Sign Co., the Augusta-based contractor hired to replace the signs. The conversion will run through February. All 67 stations will sell Tosco's 76 brand gasoline. -- The Augusta Chronicle

Motel robbery suspects sought
NORTH AUGUSTA - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred early Tuesday morning. Shortly after 1 a.m., a woman entered the Ashley Motel, 4872 Jefferson Davis Highway in North Augusta and inquired about a room, Lt. Michael Frank of the sheriff's department said. She was followed by a man with a handgun who demanded and received money from the clerk. The pair left in a 1990s model green, four-door automobile, headed toward Augusta.Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Summit hopes to improve, expand airport service
Thursday morning, the Augusta Aviation Commission and the Air Service Task Force will sit down and talk about all the ways to recruit new airlines and expand existing air service at Bush Field. This summit, the first of its kind, comes at a time when there is much to talk about and much going on at Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field: Full story -- The AUgusta Chronicle

Augusta named "City of Ethics"
Augusta has decided it has what it takes to be a ``City of Ethics''.

Others looking out for dieter

Age old question: Precautions keep drivers alert

Small portions

Roll with it

Across the area
The prosecution's main witness against an Augusta lawyer convicted of murder was indicted on forgery charges Tuesday.

Across the area

Polls ready to decide GOP race
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Voters in Merriwether must choose a Republican candidate today to lead their fast-growing community into the future.

Officials find body in well
Authorities found the body of a missing Appling man in an abandoned well Tuesday. They said foul play probably was the cause of his death.

Medical groups urge error-report network

Funds will benefit area projects
AIKEN - More than $7.2 million in the $6 billion budget passed in the closing days of the South Carolina General Assembly session is earmarked for projects in Senate District 25, covering Aiken, Edgefield and McCormick counties.

Deputy's suspension pending
AIKEN - A Richmond County sheriff's deputy will be suspended from the department after his weekend arrest in Aiken on charges of shoving his estranged wife and snatching a gold necklace off her neck, Richmond County Sheriff Charles Webster said Monday.

Summit hopes to improve, expand airport service

Aiken arrest prompts suspension of deputy

State honors Augusta for its ethical resolve

Polls ready to decide GOP race

Former teacher will run

Dogs bring cheer to nursing homes
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Melva Miller sat watching television in her room at Fairhaven Assisted Living Center when administrator Mike Battle came to her door.

County deputy indicted

Former teacher will run
A Richmond County teacher recently fired for allegations of sexual misconduct against a student said Tuesday that he's running for a seat on the school board because parents and teachers need representation.

Motel robbery suspects sought

Candidates face questions at forum
Columbia County residents got their first chance to publicly question candidates about issues concerning the county Monday night.

Billboard costs prompt lawsuit

School board widens superintendent search

Amount of tritium to go up

Police intensify search for Appling man

Funds will benefit area projects

General's move awaits Senate

Officials find body in well

GOP voters give support to challenger

Tough road lies ahead for Howell

Dogs bring cheer to nursing homes

Expert dispels wine myths

Amount of tritium to go up
BEAUFORT, S.C. - Savannah River Site will release more radioactive tritium in coming years into the river the site was named after, a site official said Tuesday.

Across the area

Airport growth on floor
The Augusta Aviation Commission and the Air Service Task Force will sit down Thursday morning and talk about ways to recruit new airlines and expand existing air service at Bush Field.

Anchors away! (and other issues)

County deputy indicted
A Richmond County sheriff's deputy accused of sexually assaulting a woman while on duty in March has been indicted.

Vehicle overturns

Expert dispels wine myths
Author puts fun and simplicity back in the beverage, calls it a delight for the senses, a marker in history

Pianist has flare for jazz

Zoning ordinance threatens Aiken Triple Crown
AIKEN -- The third leg of Aiken's famous Triple Crown could be in jeopardy if the city's Planning Commission denies a request to amend a zoning ordinance in the Horse District.

Zoning ordinance threatens Aiken Triple Crown

Panelists seek funds for care

Panelists seek funds for care
ATLANTA - Gov. Roy Barnes and Georgia lawmakers must be willing to pour a lot more money into home and community-based care for the frail elderly, mentally retarded and developmentally disabled to achieve even an adequate system, members of a task force agreed Monday.

Essay author cashes in on contest

Pianist has flare for jazz
ATHENS, Ga. - The rollicking sounds of 1920s jazz performers Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, James P. Johnson and Ethel Waters drifted through the early evening air outside the historic Morton Theatre, stopping passers-by in their tracks.

Execution intention challenged

School board widens superintendent search
SAVANNAH - They're doing it in New York City, San Francisco, Baltimore and Memphis, Tenn., - even in Tucson, Ariz.; Fresno, Calif.; and Oklahoma City.

Stallions reap rewards from week of rest

Essay author cashes in on contest
Eric GonzalezMorris News ServiceAthens Academy graduate Rohit Shetty admits he never would have read any of Ayn Rand's classic novels if there wasn't a contest involved, and he never expected to gain knowledge about how to live from the experience.

Building plan gets criticism

Building plan gets criticism
ATHENS, Ga. - The United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors, a quasi-religious group whose Egyptian-styled farm in Putnam County near Eatonton sparked repeated clashes with authorities, has found a new place for its fraternal gatherings.

Deputy's suspension pending

Aiken arrest prompts suspension of deputy
AIKEN - A Richmond County sheriff's deputy will be suspended with pay after his weekend arrest in Aiken on charges of shoving his estranged wife and snatching a gold necklace off her neck, Richmond County Sheriff Charles Webster said Monday.

Looser water limits urged

Execution intention challenged
Attorneys for one of the people accused of taking part in an execution-style double homicide challenged the prosecutor's intention to seek the death penalty Monday.

Smile stores change name

County gets new magnet school
A new magnet school will start in the fall at the Academy of Richmond County High School. The International Baccalaureate program will prepare students to compete academically with their peers from around the world.

Luncheon honors welfare-to-work efforts

Police intensify search for Appling man
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office stepped up efforts Monday to find a missing Appling man.

New group raises fear for MCG

Across the area
Georgia State Patrol officials said Monday that hydroplaning was the cause of a Sunday night accident that killed an Augusta woman in Burke County.

GOP voters give support to challenger
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Merriwether community voters ousted incumbent Danny Bishop in Tuesday's Republican primary runoff, choosing instead a fresh face in November's county council race.

General's move awaits Senate
The farewell parties have been planned, and Fort Gordon's last ``Hooah!'' to its commanding general is ready to be shouted.

New group raises fear for MCG
A new committee to study collaboration between the Medical College of Georgia and the University of Georgia in Athens has rekindled fears in Augusta of the demise of MCG, despite strong denials by officials.

Medical groups urge error-report network
ATLANTA - Georgia needs a system for tracking medical errors that doesn't punish doctors, nurses or druggists who report their mistakes, according to a parade of witnesses before a state Senate committee Tuesday.

Officials find body in well
Authorities found the body of a missing Appling man in an abandoned well Tuesday. They said foul play probably was the cause of his death.

Billboard costs prompt lawsuit
AIKEN - Who was responsible for posting those billboards last year listing the latest character trait in the city of Aiken?

State honors Augusta for its ethical resolve
That's right: The same city being investigated by a special grand jury for government malpractice and misdeeds and misuse of funds is now one of 37 cities in Georgia recognized for its strong ethical resolve.

Looser water limits urged
The recent heavy rains and a predicted return to normal rainfall next month could lead to a relaxing of some area water restrictions, one water official said Monday.

Luncheon honors welfare-to-work efforts
The owner of Roof Management Services, Mr. Evans hired former welfare recipients to his company's staff, offering them the same boost someone once gave him.

Vehicle overturns
JEFF JANOWSKI/STAFF Vehicle overturnsMarty DeLoach of the Graniteville Fire Department rummages through the contents of an overturned Toyota RUV that lost control on I-20. No one was injured.

Display traces family's ancestry
EDGEFIELD - The roots of the Jennings family of Edgefield go deep, as far back as 17th century England, when Robert Jennings was an aide-de-camp to John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlboro.

Image puts fresh face on case
AIKEN - Like parents getting a new picture of a child they haven't seen in years, the Aiken County Sheriff's Office received the latest picture of Jeremy Grice on Monday.

Hawks to choose high in NBA draft

Mabika shot saves Sparks

Erving believes missing son is still alive

How the first round of the NBA draft might go

Anchors away! (and other issues)

Mr. Willie Kemp
MIDVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Willie Kemp, 79, of Johnson Grove Church Road, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Truman Henderson
GREENWOOD, S.C. - Mrs. Truman Crow Henderson, of Rutledge Road, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at Self Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Frances Hamlin
THOMSON - Mrs. Frances Tisdale Hamlin, 78, of Wrightsboro Road, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare, Fairhope, Ala.

Mr. Nelson Cullars Sr.
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mr. Nelson Cullars Sr., 80, of Ashley Avenue, died Friday, June 23, 2000.

Mr. George Blalock
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Mr. George Chinn Blalock, of Wells Road, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Mary Dillman
Mrs. Mary E. Dillman, 84, of Evans, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Westwood Nursing Home.

Mrs. Marian Myers
Mrs. Marian Knuck Myers, 76, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Joseph Feagin
BATH - Mr. Joseph Oliver Feagin, 79, of Flint Drive, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

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

Mrs. Anne Googer
DACULA, Ga - Mrs. Anne Rhodes Googer, 82, of New Hope Road, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at Gwinnett Medical Center, Lawrenceville.

Mrs. Pauline Jones
Mrs. Pauline Rose Jones, 74, of Martinez, died Saturday, June 26, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Irma Spigener
ALLENDALE - Mrs. Irma Warren Spigener, homemaker, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at John E. Harter Nursing Center, Fairfax. Mrs. Spigener was 104.

Mrs. Dollie Martin
Mrs. Dollie Lee Martin, 72, of Harlem Avenue, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at Magnolia Hill Nursing Home.

Mrs. Annie Kelly
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Mrs. Annie Mae Kirkland Kelly, 61, died Thursday, June

Mrs. Frances Beach
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Green Beach, 80, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at Medical University Hospital.

Mrs. Estelle Joyner
OLAR, S.C. - Mrs. Estelle Fail Joyner, 78, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

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

Mr. Ronald Yarbrough
Mr. Ronald Earl Yarbrough, 41, of Cornell Drive, died Saturday, June 24, 2000.

Mrs. Pauline Jones
Mrs. Pauline Rose Jones, 74, of Martinez, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Claudia O'Brien
GROVETOWN - Mrs. Claudia Faye O'Brien, 76, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mrs. Lillian Hester
Mrs. Lillian Mallard Hester died Tuesday, June 27, 2000.

Mr. James Vickery
AIKEN - Mr. James Derrick Vickery, 21, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Dorothy Shelton
DEARING - Mrs. Dorothy G. Shelton, 73, of Adams Reeves Road, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Bessie Amerson
MITCHELL, Ga. - Mrs. Bessie M. Amerson, 96, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at Washington County Regional Medical Centers, Sandersville.

Mr. Virgil Lowe Jr.
GREEN BELT, Md. - Mr. Virgil Lowe Jr., of Lakeside Drive, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at Washington Hospital Center, Washington D.C.

Mr. Johnnie Curry
Mr. Johnnie B. Curry, 86, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mrs. Annie Wright
HEPHZIBAH - Mrs. Annie C. Wright, of Hephzibah-Keysville Road, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Burke County Hospital, Waynesboro.

Mrs. Mary Howell
Mrs. Mary Todd Howell, 88, of Lake Terrace Drive, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Pearl Griffin
Mrs. Pearl Griffin, of 10th Street, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Henry Oakley Jr.
LAKEMONT, Ga. - Mr. Henry Milton Oakley Jr., 70, of Ray Point Lane, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at Rabun County Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Willie Bell Sr.
WRENS, Ga - Mr. Willie James Bell Sr., 58, of Industrial Street, died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Annie Bonner
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Annie Lou Fambrough Bonner, 94, of South Commerce Street, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Marian Myers
Mrs. Marian Knuck Myers, 76, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Louis Johnson
BARLING, Ariz. - Mr. Louis Robert Johnson, 56, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at St. Edwards Mercy Medical Center.

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

Cynthia Bullard
Mrs. Cynthia Renee Bullard, 24, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Burke County Hospital, Waynesboro.

Mrs. Juanita Mullings
CLARKSVILLE, Ark. - Mrs. Juanita J. Mullings, 81, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, in Denmark, S.C.

Ms. Orion Gosnell
BARNWELL, S.C. - Ms. Orion Ethel Smith Gosnell, 79, of Bomway Street, died Sunday, June 25, 2000.

Mrs. Margaret Shurling
TENNILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Margaret ``Kay'' Shurling, 69, of West Adams Street, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at Medical Center, Macon.

Mr. Steven Morgan
Mr. Steven Bruce Morgan, 38, of Palmetto Drive, died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. John Quattry
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mr. John Eugene Quattry, 96, of Clements Daniel Road, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000.

Mr. Hugh Wiggins
TWIN CITY, Ga. - Mr. Hugh Allen Wiggins, 60, of Mount Olivet Church Road, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla.

Mrs. Reba Whitaker
Mrs. Reba A. Whitaker, 66, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. William Kitchens
Mr. William B. ``Ben'' Kitchens, 76, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Virginia Johnson
INDIANAPOLIS - Mrs. Virginia MacDonald Johnson died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Peter Franklin Sr.
Mr. Peter A. Franklin Sr., 74, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Memorial Medical Center, Savannah.

Mr. Peter Franklin Sr.
Mr. Peter A. Franklin Sr., 74, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Memorial Medical Center, Savannah.

Mr. James Vickery
AIKEN - Mr. James Derrick Vickery, 21, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Anne Googer

Mr. Joseph Feagin

Mr. Peter Franklin Sr.

Mr. Virgil Lowe Jr.

Mrs. Annie Wright

Mrs. Reba Whitaker

Mrs. Margaret Shurling

Mrs. Lillian Hester

Mrs. Mary Howell

Mrs. Frances Beach

Mrs. Dorothy Shelton

Mr. George Blalock

Mrs. Annie Kelly

Ms. Orion Gosnell

Mrs. Pauline Jones

Mr. Henry Oakley Jr.

Mr. William Kitchens

Cynthia Bullard

Mr. Johnnie Curry

Mrs. Dollie Martin

Mrs. Marian Myers

Mrs. Bessie Amerson

Mr. James Vickery

Mr. Steven Morgan

Mrs. Virginia Johnson

Mrs. Pauline Jones

Mrs. Mary Dillman

Mr. Hugh Wiggins

Mr. John Quattry

Mr. James Vickery

Mr. Ronald Yarbrough

Mr. Willie Kemp

Mr. Willie Bell Sr.

Mrs. Marian Myers

Mrs. Dorothy Elliott

Mrs. Claudia O'Brien

Mr. Nelson Cullars Sr.

Mrs. Frances Hamlin

Mrs. Estelle Joyner

Mrs. Annie Bonner

Mrs. Irma Spigener

Whole language learning defended
Re the June 16 letter from Martha Dohner about standardized testing, phonics and whole language: Pat McShane, Hephzibah

Cosmetologist applauds Brush
On behalf of the Georgia National Cosmetology Association and the Cosmetology Examining Board and myself, I express gratitude to state Sen. Joey Brush, R-Appling, for his help in passing Senate Bill 95. Kay Kendrick, Thomson

Origins of Georgia flag: Confederate
Alexander Smith, president of the Augusta chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, wants to remove the Georgia state flag from schools and replace it with the pre-1956 state flag. Obviously Mr. Smith knows nothing of the origins of the pre-1956 flag or he would be pushing for a new state flag.James Isdell, Augusta

Pets tormented
Have any of the Augusta citizens ever wondered what the soldiers do for a pastime? Some of them torment and harm animals; they especially seem to enjoy tormenting animals that are not even bothering them, like ones that are in their own fenced in yards. Mabel Chambers, Grovetown

Boy Scouts right to ban homosexuals
Homosexuals should not be allowed to lead Boy Scouts or any organization of young boys. The Constitution guarantees the right to free assembly and the Boy Scouts of America is a private organization free to choose its leaders. Richard E. Hogue, Grovetown

Cartoon hits mark
I almost fell out of my chair laughing at the Non Sequitur cartoon June 20. Carl Champlin, Aiken

Help solve murder case
Who killed David Holt? Someone in the Augusta-Richmond County area knows a key piece of information about the 1998 murder case, and the Richmond County sheriff's office is hoping the clue - however small and seemingly insignificant - will be revealed and the killer brought to justice.

Augusta sign proposal shortsighted
The June 18 Chronicle's Travel section page brought home from Brussels, Belgium, to Augusta a timely point: It is good the Augusta city administrators (the mayor, commissioners, et al.) don't run Brussels, too. Dan Kaufman, Augusta

Will Wendy's killers get off?
The gruesome and senseless murders of five Wendy's employees in New York clearly justify the death penalty for the perpetrators. Al Kotras, Augusta

Democrats are all far left Commies
I will not call the Democrat Party ``Democratic,'' for that elevates them to something they are not. The party of Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman is gone.Robert E. Smock, Hephzibah

Is state rep eating taxpayers' money?
With all of (Chronicle columnist) Phil Kent's talk of legislators bringing tax money home for unfunded pork projects, how about personal pork? Carl E. Carter, Evans

Partial birth abortion is appalling
I want to address the issue of partial birth abortion. Chris Dixon, Hephzibah

More thoughts on women preachers
Regarding women preaching, read these texts and see how you interpret them: Van Della Bennett, Augusta

Rocker being treated unfairly
Atlanta Braves closer John Rocker isn't the brightest bulb in the pack. This is obvious. Does this mean we need to treat him any different from any other player in the major leagues? Charlie Bowles, Martinez

A new pass for Gore?
Attorney General Janet Reno is expected to turn down for the fourth time a recommendation to appoint an outside prosecutor to investigate Vice President Al Gore's 1996 fund-raising activities.

Dark side of genome research
The announcement that the rough draft of the entire human genetic code is nearly complete has a dark side: The legal, social and ethical considerations such knowledge will create are mind-boggling.

NAACP's red herring
The NAACP can be its own worst enemy. Recently, it declared it would march in protest on July 1 to have the Confederate battle flag removed from its soon-to-be position in front of the South Carolina Capitol in Columbia.

Fryer ballot ouster a corrupt move
Questions for thought regarding Woodrow Fryer being disqualified from the Richmond County sheriff's race: Ronald Burke, Augusta

Bible provides God with a big laugh
Women preachers? Oh, what a dilemma. Michael Ledo, Windsor

Genome genesis
The biological equivalent of the moon landing - that is how the Human Genome Project's mapping of the human genetic code is being described.

Spadea ends historical losing streak

Rowing club benefits from camp

Overtime: Sligh qualifies for tourney

Overtime: Trainer Laurin, 88, dies

Study finds one-third of heart attack victims lack chest pain
CHICAGO - Debunking a medical myth, a nationwide study of 434,877 heart attack victims found that a surprising one-third of them showed up at the hospital without chest pain.

Genome implications studied
David Munn leans over a legal pad and quickly sketches the meshing of genes and proteins in the machinery of the body's immune system.

Human genome projects essentially complete
WASHINGTON -- Proclaiming a ``historic point in the 100,000-year record of humanity,'' scientists announced that the human genetic code essentially has been deciphered, a monumental achievement that opens a dramatic new frontier in medicine.

Your style
Erin Lord, 18, a recent graduate of North Augusta High School.

Xtreme advice: Long-distance love seems destined to fail
``My boyfriend just moved away. He said he's not coming back, but that he'll be faithful to me. I love him so much, but he hasn't called or written. Please help.''

Xtreme calendar
Tobey Maguire (Wonder Boys, The Cider House Rules) turns 25.

Xtreme calendar

Boys and girls will like `Boys and Girls'
Ryan (Mr. Prinze, Down To You, Wing Commander) and Jennifer (Ms. Forlani, Meet Joe Black) meet on a plane ride across the country, then again at a high school football game and finally again when they end up going to the same college. They keep running into each other on campus and soon become friends. Not long after, they become best friends and spend all their time together. After a night of intimacy, things become awkward in their relationship. (You'll have to see the movie, however, to find out whether they stay together.)

Leisure at the lake

Leisure at the lake
Water levels may be low, but for many teens Thurmond Lake is still the place to go on hot summer days.

Boys and girls will like `Boys and Girls'

Your style

Xtreme advice: Long-distance love seems destined to fail

Mission-trip memories will last a lifetime

Mission-trip memories will last a lifetime
Editor's note: Ever have to do an essay at the start of the school year on How I Spent My Summer? Well, Xtreme Teen Board members are getting an ea

Human genome projects essentially complete

Study finds one-third of heart attack victims lack chest pain

Genome implications studied