Braves notes: Shoulder injury sidelines Maddux

Bad breaks doom Jackets

U.S. prospects beat World team

Mulholland leads Braves to win

Minor League notebook

Braves notebook: No reason for swap

All-Star notes

Shortstop debate: A-Rod's the man

Decade later, Chipper is on track for Hall

Shortstop debate: Take Jeter

Shortstop debate: Pick Nomar

Bad breaks doom Jackets

Martinez returns in victory

Millwood, Braves fall to Red Sox

Dorsey: Stars needed in Atlanta

Memories strong for Aaron

Countryside drives show another side

Business briefs

Pocket change

Pocket change
If you've wandered the aisles of Barnes & Noble and surfed the pages of Amazon.com and still find yourself empty-handed, consider the J.P. Morgan summer reading list.

On the move

The new face of service
Low unemployment and new technology are making it hard for companies to find good help and easy to offer automated service. Businesses, it seems, are charging you for everything these days: air at the gas station, water at the restaurant and - believe it or not - personal service at the bank.

Business briefs
Southern Travel Agency, American Express, has received the ``Winner's Circle'' award from Carnival Cruise Lines for the fifth consecutive year. This prestigious award is for outstanding sales with Carnival Cruise Lines.

The new face of service

On the move
Hari Sinha has been named vice president/director of marketing and strategic planning of GIW Industries, Grovetown, Ga. He will also be involved with the mining division of KSB for strategy and process equipment.

SEC notebook: Gamecocks' defense seeks replacements

Didn't like music during fireworks

Portch drags feet

Williams supports home-schoolers

Partial birth abortion deplored

Former NAACP member rips Smith

Why Harbin deserves re-election

God created evolution, diversity

Baptist pastor's divorce disturbing

Nuts about oniomania

Challenger is not endorsed by NEA

Boost for girls' sports

Gay pride festival a huge success

Baseball fans need to get a life

It's the airport's airfares, stupid

Is court seal the Bill of Rights?

Also wants Downs trial to start

Church, state separation backed

The good tax

In the know
All the baseball purists moaning and groaning about the spate of home runs - can you imagine what they would have said when baseball gloves first came into use?

Millions may have experienced near-death
It was a hot, hazy afternoon in 1983 when Houston resident Bob Smith climbed onto the roof of his house to install a shortwave radio antenna.

Discovery Cove opens in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. - Discovery Cove, SeaWorld's exotic new sister park where guests can swim and frolic with dolphins, is more like an exclusive private club than your typically crowded Orlando tourist attraction.

GI woes
PLUM BRANCH, S.C. - For the first three days of boot camp, Vance Martin dreaded the fourth, knowing that was the day he'd have to inch up a 12-foot ladder despite his fear of heights.

Outdoors used as living area
When in doubt, it's always good to ask a friend for a truthful answer. That adage really came in handy for Cynthia ``C.Z.'' Hamilton, who with a little help from a friend has transformed her patio house into a home.

Buffet wait staff deserve tips, too
Dear Carson: Twice last week I dined with a male friend at a buffet-style restaurant. Neither time did he leave a tip. When I questioned him, he said that all the waitress did was bring him iced tea. I was embarrassed and left a tip myself. What are your views on this matter? - Embarrassed Eater

Howell signs with agent

Thompson wins senior tourney in playoff

Locals lead River Club Open

Allenby beats Price in playoff at Western Open

Bissell wins River Club Open

Countryside drives show another side
The old state tourism slogan urged us to ``See Georgia First!'' Perhaps.

Outdoors used as living area

Millions may have experienced near-death

Discovery Cove opens in Orlando

In the know

GI woes

Researching the causes of pollution
The instruments are as complex as the air they analyze.

Journalists recognized for epilepsy piece
Augusta Chronicle Staff Writer Tom Corwin and Staff Photographer Jeff Janowski have won the newspaper category of the Epilepsy Foundation's sixth annual Distinguished Journalism Awards.

Elections center on education

Gene grants signal start of sharing

Harry Potter casts spell locally

Taking on toxins

Facility clears campus of cats
Starting this week, officials at Gracewood State School and Hospital will round up the hospital's population of feral cats, but they are looking for homes for the felines in the hope they won't be killed.

Researching the causes of pollution

Software uncovers flaws in bus plan

SRS teams with area colleges

Towns dispute festival locale
BURNETTOWN, S.C. - For five years, the Horse Creek/Midland Valley Sassafras Festival has attracted thousands of people to the streets of Burnettown during the first weekend in October.

Towns dispute festival locale

Courthouse makeover complete

Across the area

Senate seat pits Goliath against David

Elections center on education
ATLANTA - When the General Assembly passed Gov. Roy Barnes' controversial education reform legislation last March, opponents vowed to make it campaign issue No. 1 this summer and fall.

Gene grants signal start of sharing
They might be considered insignificant when held up to the millions of research dollars flowing into Georgia, but to David Munn and his colleagues at Medical College of Georgia they are important first steps.

Mother seeks long-awaited justice
It's been so long.Aleta Bunch now has been buried almost as long as she lived. Alexander E. Williams IV has been locked up on Georgia's death row almost half his life.

State suffers flat voter registration numbers

Senate seat pits Goliath against David
Mike Popplewell knows what it's like to be a political David.

Across the area
About 200 family members, friends, politicians and educators attended a memorial unveiling ceremony Saturday to honor former Columbia County Superintendent John Pierce Blanchard.

Female captain raises force's glass ceiling
As a woman working in law en-forcement for the past 10 years, Capt. Donna Dunham has been no stranger to firsts.

District primary heats up

Harry Potter casts spell locally
The Chamber of Secrets, The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Sorcerer's Stone - and the greatly anticipated Goblet of Fire are all adventures of a boy wizard named Harry Potter.

Dorsey: Stars needed in Atlanta

Facility clears campus of cats

SRS teams with area colleges
Savannah River Site has turned to three historically black South Carolina colleges to help meet a growing demand for scientists.

Recreation a draw for county
Lauren Shelton could have spent her spare time this spring watching television.

Across the area

District primary heats up
The governor's education-reform bill, an Augusta resident's philosophical differences with her state legislator and a threatening phone call have helped make the Republican race to represent state House District 114 one of the more controversial primaries in years.

Mother seeks long-awaited justice

Courthouse makeover complete
WARRENTON, Ga. - Lucy Bryant said Saturday she'd never seen so many folks on her birthday.

State suffers flat voter registration numbers
ATLANTA - With statewide primary races this year limited to the Public Service Commission, Georgians aren't flocking to sign up to vote.

Making tracks

Taking on toxins
Augusta Mayor Bob Young doesn't get flustered by headlines about Augusta's pollution problems. But he can't escape them, either.

Software uncovers flaws in bus plan
It looks like pupils attending two of Columbia County's six middle schools in the fall will not have to share school buses with high school students.

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.

Female captain raises force's glass ceiling

Across the area
SMYRNA - Two people are posing as census takers to go door to door in this Atlanta suburb and burglarizehouses when no one is home, police say.

'Bionic' duffers set to tee off

Ex-fire chief bids farewell to Augusta
With a slight tinge of regret for leaving behind some unfinished business in Augusta, Ronnie Few begins a new challenge today when he takes over as fire chief of the nation's capital.

'Bionic' duffers set to tee off
AIKEN - After years of making excuses, Webb Heine finally decided it was time to pick up a golf club again.

Recreation a draw for county

Mrs. Lottie Mainer
HAMPTON, S.C. - Mrs. Lottie S. Mainer, 81, of Pepper Street, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at Bay View Nursing Center, Beaufort.

Mrs. Frankie Akins
DENMARK, Ga. - Mrs. Frankie L. Akins, 85, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Hattie Allen
Mrs. Hattie Mae Allen, 67, of Kenneth Court, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Jesse Marshall
Mr. Jesse Arthur Marshall, 50, of Augusta, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000.

Mrs. Lois Vining
Mrs. Lois L. Vining, 71, of Augusta, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. John Johns
TRENTON, S.C. - Mr. John Johns, 52, died Friday, July 7, 2000, in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Mr. William Lewis
GROVETOWN - Mr. William Edward Lewis, 77, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Leona Allen
Mrs. Leona Dicks Allen, 82, of Mayfair Road, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Alma Burdett
CLEARWATER - Mrs. Alma Fisher Burdett, 67, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Alice Humphries
Mrs. Alice Tappan Humphries, 81, of Barbados Drive, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Lou Rogers
TENNILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Lou Ella Rogers, 86, of Simmons Street, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at Oconee Health Care Center, Oconee.

Mr. William Besson Jr.
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. William T. Besson Jr., 72, of West Martintown Road, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Perry Gilbert
SPARTA, Ga. - Mr. Perry Gilbert, 76, of Powelton Avenue, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mr. Steve Hester
STATESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Steve Hester, 46, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Bulloch Memorial Hospital.

Mr. William Besson Jr.
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. William T. Besson Jr., 72, of West Martintown Road, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Homer Roberson
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Homer Lester Roberson, 78, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Sarah Thornton
SARDIS, Ga. - Mrs. Sarah Currie Thornton, 75, of Sparks Drive, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at Burke County Hospital, Waynesboro.

Miss Gladys Hall
Miss Gladys L. Hall, 93, of Owens Road, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Brandon Wilde.

Mrs. Bethany Byrd
Mrs. Bethany Raborn Byrd, of Byrd Road, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Juanita McCain
Mrs. Juanita Stewart McCain, of Gardners Mill Road, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Elizabeth Craig
CLEARWATER - Mrs. Elizabeth Dolleen Dotson Craig, 51, of Townsend Street, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

Mrs. Georgia Miles
BURNETTOWN - Mrs. Georgia Mae Hall Miles, 84, of Fourth Street, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Alvie Murphy
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Alvie Eugene ``Pete'' Murphy, 72, of Ashbrook Drive, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Gwinnett Medical Center.

Mr. Freddie Griffin Jr.
MILLEN, Ga. - Mr. Freddie Griffin Jr., 36, of Warren Street, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at Jenkins County Hospital.

Emil Rhode
Mr. Emil Frank Rhode, 85, of Augusta, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. Haskell Culpepper
Mr. Haskell ``Hack'' Culpepper, 85, of Augusta, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Veterans Hospital.

Mrs. Ruby Thigpen
WRENS, Ga. - Mrs. Ruby ``Polly'' Thigpen, 86, of Speering Street, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Virginia Harris
Mrs. Virginia Harris, 80, of Augusta, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Alma Payne
MEANSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Alma T. Payne, 75, of Georgia Highway 19 South, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Providence Nursing Care Center.

Mr. William Lewis
GROVETOWN - Mr. William Edward Lewis, 77, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Eva Williams
VARNVILLE, S.C. - Mrs. Eva Mae Miller Williams, 86, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at Hampton Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Wilbur Burnett Sr.
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Mr. Wilbur Clayton Burnett Sr., 77, died July 8, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Connie West
Mrs. Connie Bridgers West, 73, of Anderson Circle, Evans, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Wells Race
AIKEN - Mr. Wells Lorenzo Race, 82, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Anita Nelson
MCCORMICK, S.C. - Mrs. Anita Lela Cogan Nelson, 69, of Shenandoah Place, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Anderson Area Medical Center.

Mrs. Mattie Sanders
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mrs. Mattie Priester Sanders, 63, of Lady Bug Circle, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at Trident Medical Center, Charleston.

Mr. John Johns

Mrs. Mattie Sanders

Mr. Jesse Marshall

Mrs. Alice Humphries

Mrs. Lou Rogers

Mr. Steve Hester

Mrs. Virginia Harris

Mr. Wells Race

Mrs. Juanita McCain

Mrs. Elizabeth Craig

Mrs. Lois Vining

Mrs. Lottie Mainer

Mrs. Frankie Akins

Mrs. Sarah Thornton

Miss Gladys Hall

Mr. Alvie Murphy

Mr. William Lewis

Mrs. Bethany Byrd

Mr. Homer Roberson

Mrs. Alma Payne

Mrs. Hattie Allen

Mr. Wilbur Burnett Sr.

Mr. Perry Gilbert

Kent: Schrenko's acid trip; School Board musings
THERE'S AN OLD song The World Turned Upside Down. That's how many in the Georgia Republican Party feel these days as its top statewide elected official travels to south Georgia, Columbus and Augusta districts to defeat incumbent Republican legislators who voted their conscience to support this year's education reform bill that passed the General Assembly.

Shortstop debate: A-Rod's the man 070900 - The Augusta Chronicle

Boost for girls' sports
Public high school sports programs for girls should get a big boost from a new Georgia law that goes into effect this month. The Equity in Sports Act is designed to put some extra energy into the 1972 Title IX federal law banning discrimination against female athletics in the nation's education institutions.

Slavery was real cause of secession
Much has been written about the Confederate flag and its heritage, the bravery of the Confederate soldier and states' rights. It's important to know the real reason behind the secession of the Southern states. William Edney, Clearwater

Chief upgraded department
On Monday, former Fire Chief Ronnie Few will take the helm of Washington, D.C.'s fire department. Although he leaves under a haze of controversy, we wish him well and want to acknowledge the positive changes our fire chief has made in our city's fire department.

Portch drags feet
University System of Georgia Chancellor Stephen Portch has met only half the requirement in getting a search committee in place to find a replacement for Medical College of Georgia President Francis Tedesco.

Challenger seems to prefer more taxes
Politicians who say one thing and then do another really burn me up. Candidate Ron Beul claims to support lower taxes, but I read that fees at the landfill are going up again. Delaine Pittman, Martinez

Nuts about oniomania
Science is developing a drug to treat almost any ailment, including those in the head. This would include oniomania, defined in the common vernacular as compulsive shopping.

God created evolution, diversity
In a June 26 letter, Paul Jackson stated that evolution is ``scientifically impossible,'' and also ``inherently racist.'' Richard Baxter, Aiken

There was a medical magnet in 1980
In your July 1 editorial you suggested that Richmond County should consider founding a medical magnet school. In 1980, this was accomplished. Kitty Lamb, Augusta

Also wants Downs trial to start
Regarding Sandy Hodson's article June 19, ''Mother seeks some closure in son's death,'' I agree with Kathy Porter in wanting the trial of William ''Junior'' Downs to be over and done with. It's been more than a year since (my son) Keenan died and almost 10 years for Ms. Porter. Nina O'Mailia, Portland, Oregon

Kent: Schrenko's acid trip; School Board musings
THERE'S AN OLD song The World Turned Upside Down. That's how many in the Georgia Republican Party feel these days as its top statewide elected official travels to south Georgia, Columbus and Augusta districts to defeat incumbent Republican legislators who voted their conscience to support this year's education reform bill that passed the General Assembly.

Challenger is not endorsed by NEA
I want voters of Georgia House District 114 to know that what Becky Rabun wrote in her June 29 Chronicle letter is patently false. The National Education Association has not endorsed Sue Burmeister. It does not endorse below the federal level. D. Michael Leonard, Augusta

Alleluia ban defies common sense
It defies common sense for the educated administrators of the University System of Georgia to bar Alleluia graduates from Augusta State University, (``Policy jeopardizes Alleluia graduates,'' The Chronicle, July 2). Tom Sutherland, Augusta

Those GAE candidates
Ever since 1976, when the National Education Association initiated its national political endorsements, the 2.5-million member union has swerved far to the left by passing resolutions ranging from promoting homosexuality to schoolchildren to opposing English as our country's official language.

Didn't like music during fireworks
I'm a very proud American and Vietnam War veteran. On July 4 I was at Patriot Park in Columbia County to enjoy the fireworks and to celebrate the birthday of our great country. Jeff Pagac, Thomson

Is court seal the Bill of Rights?
Has anyone considered that the tablets on the Richmond County Court seal with the 10 Roman numerals just might signify the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, i.e., the Bill of Rights. Dennis Ellis, Augusta

Partial birth abortion deplored
My wife submitted a letter on partial birth abortion, and I applaud her articulation. Here's what I want to add: Richard Dixon, Hephzibah

Williams supports home-schoolers
Georgia House District 114 voters need to re-elect Rep. Robin Williams, R-Augusta, on July 18. For 10 years we have been represented by a person dedicated to the growth and improvement of our district. Gina Pirolli, Augusta

It's the airport's airfares, stupid
I have been listening to commercials promoting the Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field. Giri S. Venkatraman, Evans

Baseball fans need to get a life
I'm surprised The Chronicle seems so hard up for letters that it continues to print the complaints of disgruntled Braves' fans who are unhappy because Comcast doesn't have a secondary channel for ``America's team.'' R. Thomas Sumner, Augusta

Former NAACP member rips Smith
Concerning the June 6 story about the Georgia flag, ``State law keeps flag on schools,'' as a former member of the debunked National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and who's with the Concerned Black Clergy, I'm disgusted with the current Augusta leader, Alexander Smith. J. Bess, Augusta

Finds Nazi lies, U.S. media similar
I was watching a history channel program about the Nazi propaganda machine. I saw in it similarities to our media propaganda machine today. Wayne Roberts, North Augusta

Why Harbin deserves re-election
I thank state Rep. Ben Harbin, R-Evans, for supporting our schools, a new courthouse, new library and a new technical school. Maurice Alligood, Evans

Baptist pastor's divorce disturbing
Regarding the divorce of the Rev. Charles Stanley, senior pastor of Atlanta's First Baptist Church. A newspaper article stated Rev. Stanley stunned his congregation by telling them he and his wife, Anna, were divorced. Kevin A.Palmer, Martinez

Church, state separation backed
As a born-and-bred Augustan I never thought to see The Chronicle print a letter such as Michael Ledo's on June 27. Usually I only read the letters and the editorial page to see how far your paper will go to toady up to the Christian Right. Scott Barron, Harlem

Gay pride festival a huge success
As Gay Pride Month concluded, lesbians and gay men turned out in record numbers at the recent Gay Pride Festival in Atlanta. Don Brittingham, Augusta

The good tax
''I have not heard the first person that is against it, because if there is a good tax this is a good tax. It is a way of achieving projects that we could not pay for any other way...''

Overtime: Josey graduate a WNBA All-Star

Sampras wins 7th Wimbledon

Overtime: Twelve killed in stampede at Cup qualifier

Campbell joins elite in Hall

Russell Dam case to continue

Conditions good for dove hunting

Disease imperils millions
AIKEN - Health officials warn that thousands of Aiken County men and women will develop osteoporosis if they don't defend themselves against the brittle bone disease.

Universities blocking explicit Internet sites
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Some colleges are blocking sexually explicit Web sites and even penalizing students who continue to try to visit a banned site.

Disease imperils millions