Braves notes: Pitching returning to form

Augusta bats tame RiverDogs

Weaver to coach Lions in baseball

Braves notes: Lopez is midst of hot streak

Braves snap win streak

Vacation greetings roll on in

Napster's co-founder from area
William ``Bill'' Bales was a typical child growing up in rural Thomson.

Georgia-Pacific to buy rival

Georgia-Pacific to buy rival
Georgia-Pacific Corp., which has sought to strengthen its position in the tissue and high-end paper products market, said Monday it will acquire Fort James Corp. for about $11 billion.

Graybar acquires Ireland Electric Supply
Graybar Electric Co., one of the nation's largest distributors of electrical equipment, has acquired Augusta-based Ireland Electric Supply.

Business briefs

Napster's co-founder from area

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks closed mixed Monday in listless trading as cautious investors took few chances ahead of the release today of key economic data used to gauge inflation.

Twisted sports values

Study the candidates

Why no reward for White's killer?

Halfway house site undesirable

Clinton nail hit right on the head

'Jesus Search' a rotten TV morsel

Sports staff school coverage lauded

She's all heart

Ledo ripped

Where's Gore refund?

Equity in Sports Act perils cited

Estate tax repeal foe is wrong

Board handled Griffin matter right

Teach kids abortion is murder

Planning & Zoning panel ripped

Trees still damaging monument

Age old question: Applying caution can prevent many injuries at home
Q: How can I avoid injury at home? - T.R., Waynesboro

Participant kept weight down despite hectic schedule
Weight Loss 2000 participant Cathe Beebe has had a busy month.

Up in arms
The steamy days of summer demand not just short shorts, but less clothing on the arms, too. Tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, spaghetti straps and strapless tops are made to show off the biceps, triceps and shoulders.

Clemson golfer gets Masters invite

Roberts wins second GMO; sets record

Dorsey: Golfers challenged at West Lake

Alternate wins Georgia Am title

Friendly support helps Croyle's run

Youth takes Region victory

Boardman wins age-group title

Moving on up challenges Evans

Vacation greetings roll on in
We got in a big batch of vacation postcards over the weekend. Let's see who's going where.

Sen. Coverdell has brain surgery
ATLANTA - Sen. Paul Coverdell, R-Ga., underwent surgery at an Atlanta hospital Monday for a cerebral hemorrhage. Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Up in arms

Age old question: Applying caution can prevent many injuries at home

Participant kept weight down despite hectic schedule

Man denies theft charges
Trial began Monday for an Evans man accused of theft in a failed plan for two out-of-state physicians to play golf at Augusta National Golf Club.

Winds of political change swept county

Clubs quarrel over shelter
NORTH AUGUSTA - A controversy has erupted in North Augusta between two organizations that, according to Mayor Lark Jones, want only to serve the best interests of the city.

Officials discussing drainage basin plan
A proposed detention pond for the Crane Creek drainage basin has been on the books for more than 30 years, but state and local officials met Monday afternoon to discuss the project and say they are officially one step closer to making it a reality.

Democratic primary ballot

Senator's stroke likely caused by bleeding in brain
The type of stroke Sen. Paul Coverdell most likely suffered results from bleeding in the brain and can have a wide range of severity and chances for recovery, Augusta doctors said.

Woman plans new life for ghost town
WILLINGTON, S.C. - From the Savannah River Scenic Highway, less eloquently known as South Carolina Highway 81, the village where Sara Covin Juengst was born looks like a ghost town.

Singer's absence delaying inquiry
AIKEN - Sheriff's officials will have to wait until at least Wednesday to interview soul singer and Beech Island resident James Brown about allegations he assaulted a utility worker at his home, authorities said Monday.

State board struggles for consistency

Officers charge 3 in slaying
AIKEN - Police looking to solve a 90-day-old slaying found two of their suspects already in jail Monday.

NBA dreams build at Peach Jam

Blaze claims pets, leaves family homeless
GLOVERVILLE - Flames from a raging fire danced around the mill house that Nola Shepard calls home, but she braved them Monday to help two family pets trapped inside.

Officials discussing drainage basin plan
A proposed detention pond for the Crane Creek drainage basin has been on the books for more than 30 years, but state and local officials met Monday afternoon to discuss the project and say they are officially one step closer to making it a reality.

Log truck hits house
Ignoring the stop sign at the bottom of a sloping Dresden Way, a fully loaded, 80,000-pound log truck rumbled up onto the front porch of an Augusta home Monday.

State revokes student's license
Unlike most students caught with weapons on school property, Boy Scout Brian Agnew managed to avoid expulsion.

Teen convicted for threats

Across the area
A Fort Gordon couple is offering $100 for information that leads to the recovery of their black Labrador, Suzie, who was last seen across from Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center on July 3.

Coverdell in serious condition after brain surgery

Coverdell in serious condition after brain surgery
ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell underwent what doctors described as successful brain surgery Monday, but his prognosis after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage remained uncertain.

Teams target Peach Jam favorites

Log truck hits house
Ignoring the stop sign at the bottom of a sloping Dresden Way, a fully loaded, 80,000-pound log truck rumbled up onto the front porch of an Augusta home Monday.

Singer's absence delaying inquiry

Across the area

Officers charge 3 in slaying

Election officials ready precincts

Officials discussing drainage basin plan

NBA has inside track on Chandler

State revokes student's license

Area schools battle downsizing issue
The idea seems simple enough: lower class sizes so pupils can learn more.

Log truck hits house

Teen convicted for threats
AIKEN - A Family Court judge convicted freshman Robert Turner on Monday for threats that threw Midland Valley High School into a panic just days before the anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre.

Log truck hits house

Children's shelter set to open
Brightly colored elephants, giraffes and alligators will greet some area children today as the Interfaith Children's Day Center opens its doors.

Man denies theft charges

President valuable to committee
If anyone knows what the next president of Medical College of Georgia needs to succeed, it is Dr. Louis Sullivan.

Dorsey: NBA has inside track on Chandler

Woman plans new life for ghost town
WILLINGTON, S.C. - From the Savannah River Scenic Highway, less eloquently known as South Carolina Highway 81, the village where Sara Covin Juengst was born looks like a ghost town.

Local team gets to taste Peach Jam

Families will unite to worship
WATKINSVILLE - Black Christians from throughout the state are expected to descend on Clarke and Oconee counties by the thousands this week with the goal of uniting families and teaching Biblical values.

Sen. Coverdell has brain surgery

Coaches defend leagues

Coverdell in serious condition after brain surgery
ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell underwent what doctors described as successful brain surgery Monday, but his prognosis after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage remained uncertain.

In the Company of Whales
As killer whales circle in a painted mural nearby, Clinton Peterson, 11, of Belvedere, puts on his shoes. Clinton took a break from Monday's high temperatures at the Aiken County Recreation Center pool on Highway 1 south of Aiken.

Egg industry hatches big business
WAGENER - The two things missing from Beverly Starnes' icebox are chicken and eggs - staples in a country kitchen.

Democratic primary ballot
Democratic primary ballot

Ads turn up heat on rival candid\ates
State Rep. Robin Williams is running political campaign ads on television that portray his Republican opponent, Sue Burmeister, as nothing more than a puppet on a string.

Blaze claims pets, leaves family homeless

Burke County faces changes in leaders
There will be a new State Court judge in Burke County after Tuesday's primary.

Woman plans new life for ghost town

Across the area

Golfers challenged at West Lake

Clubs quarrel over shelter

Officials discussing drainage basin plan

Burke County faces changes in leaders

Area schools battle downsizing issue

Coverdell in serious condition after brain surgery

Woman plans new life for ghost town

In the Company of Whales

Augusta to launch gun buyback plan
After several months of planning, the Augusta Housing Authority and Richmond County Sheriff's Department are planning to begin Augusta's first gun buyback program later this month.

Augusta to launch gun buyback plan

Crimes might be linked
A string of south Augusta ``smash and grab'' robberies in a 24-hour period Sunday and Monday had investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff's Department looking for who did it.

Across the area
Police say they are close to an arrest after a late-night attempted robbery at an apartment on Seago Road.

Players see value of current system

Stallions' home-field dominance continues

President valuable to committee

State board struggles for consistency
ATLANTA - The governor and state school superintendent aren't the only ones sparring over Georgia education. The state Board of Education has spent the past year facing off with the Department of Education, causing a bottleneck for policies and contracts affecting the state's pupils.

Winds of political change swept county
Bill Jackson knew something was changing in 1984. The Democratic Party had been the lead party in Columbia County, and Mr. Jackson was wrapping up his second term as a state representative when Ronald Reagan came into office.

Election officials ready precincts
Sue Burmeister spent Monday locked in her office. Robin Williams spent the day in his car.

WNBA ready for second All-Star Game

Mr. Raymond Johnson
Mr. Raymond J. Johnson, 71, of Clark Road, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Clara Rivers
Mrs. Clara H. Rivers, 80, of Augusta, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. William Scott
BLUFFTON, S.C. - Mr. William R. ``Scotty'' Scott, 43, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Hilton Head Medical Center and Clinics, Hilton Head.

Mr. Billy Johnson
TWIN CITY, Ga. - Mr. Billy Fern Johnson, 78, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center, Swainsboro.

Mrs. Alberta Reardon
Mrs. Alberta H. Reardon, of Augusta, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Windermere Nursing Home.

Mr. Rufus Graham
NEWINGTON, Ga. - Mr. Rufus Lee Graham, 80, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Savannah.

Mrs. Katherine Mims
NORTH AUGUSTA, - Mrs. Katherine Upson Mims, 86, of Lakeview Road, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Bobbie Farmer
WRENS, Ga. - Mrs. Bobbie L. Farmer, 62, of Grace Street, died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Norma Shreve
CAMPOBELLO, S.C. - Mrs. Norma Rosalee Shreve, 78, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Mildred Storey
AIKEN - Mrs. Mildred Cockrell Story, 60, of Silver Bluff Road, died Sunday, July 16, 2000.

Mrs. Sue Wright
Mrs. Sue Wright, 82, of Augusta, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Louise Strickland
Mrs. Louise Trull Strickland, 82, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Billy Osborne Sr.
Mr. Billy C. Osborne Sr., 68, of Emerald Bay Drive, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. G.B. Price
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. G.B. Price, country singer and songwriter, died Sunday, July 16, 2000. Mr. Price was 71.

Mr. Peter Baumgarten
AIKEN - Mr. Peter Karl Baumgarten, 74, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Karl W. Gustafson
Mr. Karl W. Gustafson, retired Army major general and former Army provost marshal general, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at West Lake Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Gustafson was 83.

Mr. Edward Wilson Sr.
DAWSON, Ga. - Mr. Edward Harold Wilson Sr., 80, of Herod Highway, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Robert Latimore
Mr. Robert Latimore, 71, of Johns Road, died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at Beverly Manor Convalescent Center.

Mr. Charlie Darby Jr.
JAMAICA, N.Y. - Mr. Charlie Darby Jr., 87, of 116th Drive, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at Jamaica Medical Center.

Mr. George Shepard
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Mr. George Robert Shepard, 83, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital.

Mrs. Katherine Benton
ULMER, S.C. - Mrs. Katherine C. Benton, 52, of All Road, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Elizabeth Brantley
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mrs. Elizabeth Estes Brantley, 92, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Eva Williams
THOMSON - Mrs. Eva Ivey Williams, 85, of Pecan Court, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at her residence.

Tyjuan Martin
STATESBORO, Ga. - Tyjuan Martin, infant son of Sherri' L. Martin, of Longwood Drive, died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. James Coursey
GROVETOWN - Mr. James ``Ho-C'' Eugene Coursey, 42, died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Mary Mitchell
SALUDA, S.C. - Mrs. Mary Evelyn Etheredge Mitchell, 79, died Saturday, July 15, 2000.

Mr. Thomas Wilson
PULASKI, Ga. - Mr. Thomas J. Wilson, 49, died Monday, July 17, 2000.

Mr. Leroy Hyatt
BELVEDERE - Mr. Leroy D. Hyatt, 74, of Audubon Circle, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Emory Barnes
Mr. Emory O. Barnes, 58, of Telfair Street, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at his residence.

Miss Viney Wynkle
BATH - Miss Viney Bonnie Wynkle, 85, of Wall Street, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at Anna Maria Nursing Center, North Augusta.

Mrs. Linda Byrd
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Linda Garvin Byrd, 46, of Georgia Avenue, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Mildred Oglesby
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mrs. Mildred Redd Oglesby, 72, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Screven County Hospital.

Mr. Roy Scott
Mr. Roy Stevens Scott, 76, of Oxford Road, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Raymond Johnson
Mr. Raymond J. Johnson, 71, of Clark Road, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Nelle Mauldin
AIKEN - Mrs. Nelle E. McGuire Mauldin, 94, of Whipporwill Court, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Charles Chandler
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Charles William Chandler, 63, of Bowden Pond Road, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mr. Leroy Hyatt

Mr. Thomas Wilson

Mrs. Katherine Mims

Mr. Raymond Johnson

Mr. George Shepard

Mr. G.B. Price

Mr. Edward Wilson Sr.

Mr. Robert Latimore

Mr. James Coursey

Mrs. Linda Byrd

Mrs. Eva Williams

Mr. Rufus Graham

Mrs. Norma Shreve

Mrs. Mary Mitchell

Miss Viney Wynkle

Mrs. Sue Wright

Mrs. Louise Strickland

Mrs. Alberta Reardon

Mrs. Nelle Mauldin

Tyjuan Martin

Mr. Roy Scott

Mrs. Elizabeth Brantley

Mr. Billy Johnson

Mr. William Scott

Mr. Billy Osborne Sr.

Mrs. Mildred Oglesby

Twisted sports values
Nothing demonstrates where many Americans' values are these days than the tragic beating to death of one father by another in Massachusetts, because of rough play between their pre-teen sons in hockey practice.

Why no reward for White's killer?
Two years ago 40-year-old David Holt was murdered. This was a heinous crime. The family, friends, co-workers and indeed the greater Augusta community suffered a terrible loss. Barbara Thurmond, Augusta

Trees still damaging monument
I wrote to both Mayor Bob Young and The Augusta Chronicle last July and my letter was published in the newspaper. It sounded good, but nothing was done about it. Joseph A. Lown, Augusta

S.C.'s tax-free days
OK, all you consumers out there. Get ready to shop 'til you drop in South Carolina early next month. Gov. Jim Hodges has set the dates for the sales tax free holiday.

Equity in Sports Act perils cited
After reading the recent article on the new Georgia law, the Equity in Sports Act, I can only imagine how many school districts' athletic departments will be scrambling to comply with the legislation. Steve Grinstead, Martinez

Ledo ripped
Re Michael Ledo's June 27 Chronicle letter regarding a woman's role in the Christian church and his skepticism of God's miracles: The point at which God can be explained is the point at which he ceases to be God. Charles E. Key, New Ellenton

Where's Gore refund?
Al Gore has been demonizing big business in his bid for the White House. The vice-president is especially hard on oil companies, which he says (without evidence to support it) have conspired to raise gas prices, and pharmaceutical firms for overpricing prescription drugs.

Board handled Griffin matter right
As a veteran public educator and lifelong Richmond County resident, I applaud the courageous stand taken by the Richmond County Board of Education in dealing with Alphonza Griffin. Dr. Craig Spinks, Augusta

Clinton nail hit right on the head
Cal Thomas, along with Walter Williams, could have become just as successful as carpenters as they have been at being columnists, this due mainly to their ability at hitting nails squarely on the head. Andy Chandler, Augusta

Estate tax repeal foe is wrong
Ask any student why we have taxes and he would reply that taxes pay for running the government. Only with further thought might he say that taxes are also instruments of social policy. Don F. Gonella, Martinez

'Jesus Search' a rotten TV morsel
ABC and Peter Jennings promised us a steak with Search for Jesus that aired June 27, but the meal they offered for two hours was a rotten morsel unfit for a stray dog. The program was another piece of poor journalism that's becoming all too common. Patrick Barkley, Aiken

Compares films' portrayal of WWII
My wife rented the Academy Award winning movie The English Patient - a story about a forbidden love during World War II. It was well done, well acclaimed, and well acted. William R. Blount, Augusta

Halfway house site undesirable
As a property owner in South Augusta, I feel that the site chosen by the Planning and Zoning Commission for the proposed halfway house should be reconsidered. Sue F. Wall, Augusta

Alleluia dad applauds state leaders
As parents of students at Alleluia Community High School, my wife and I were upset that our children were being denied an opportunity to fairly compete for entrance to Georgia's university system. Thankfully, after the article appeared in The Chronicle, publicizing our dilemma, significant progress has been made toward rectifying the problem. Our children are relieved to know our government leaders are working on their behalf. David Hamilton Steele, Augusta

She's all heart
The Augusta area medical community has many excellent physicians, including several with nationally renowned reputations. Now there's one more - Dr. Jacqueline Fincher of McDuffie Medical Associates.

Sports staff school coverage lauded
Congratulations to the sports staff at The Augusta Chronicle for their awards. Your staff has written many fine articles about our student athletes. Steve Norton, Wrens

Teach kids abortion is murder
Our young people deserve the truth, but a blanket has been thrown over the truth. If a person who says abortion is not taking a life actually witnessed a partial-birth abortion, he would in all honesty have to change his mind. Donna Boland, Waynesboro

Study the candidates
There's no way to guarantee that the democratic system will work in any society, but a sure way to undermine it is if a majority of registered voters leave decisions on elections to a voting minority.

Planning & Zoning panel ripped
Once again the Planning and Zoning Commission is attempting to ramrod a so-called ``improvement'' through for south Richmond County, without consideration for either the residents or businesses in this area. Both the safety and the property valuations will be jeopardized by this action. Carol Faircloth, Augusta

Decision on IRL's future in Atlanta remains unclear

Overtime: Lynx add three to roster

Joyner-Kersee misses Olympic team

Jones on track for five golds

Overtime: Armstrong in command

Americans are too clean, experts complain
ATLANTA -- Mom would be proud: All that nagging about washing your hands and cleaning behind the ears finally sank in -- perhaps too much.

Board OKs new Internet domain names
YOKOHAMA, Japan - The private corporation overseeing changes on the Internet approved the creation Sunday of the first new top-level domain names on the computer network since the 1980s.

Xtreme calendar
Grease will be the word when campers at the Augusta Preparatory Day School theater camp stage the musical at 7 tonight and Thursday night at the school's Goodwin Commons, 285 Flowing Wells Road. Tickets are $5. Call 863-1906.

Xtreme advice

Calling all guys!
Out of more than 60 applications for the 2000-2001 Xtreme teen board, only five were from boys. So we're giving guys another chance to be a part of a group that serves as ambassadors for the section and newspaper. You can also gain great journalism experience if you write, take photos or draw.

`Scary Movie' a frighteningly good time
PLOT: There's not really a plot. It's basically Scream/I Know What You Did Last Summer rolled together with laughs implanted in the scary parts. But it's about a group of friends who suspect after a girl from their school (Ms. Electra) is killed that her murderer is after them because of some guy they killed when they were driving recklessly the previous Halloween.

Making everything happen

Snoozing the summer away
Ask teens what their favorite part of summer is and you'll likely hear one of two things: no school and sleeping late.

Xtreme advice
``I like this girl and she likes me, too, but she's engaged. The only reason she's marrying the dude is because they've got a kid together. I really care about her and I know she cares about me. What should I do?'' - 17-year-old Augusta boy

Making everything happen
Note: Xtreme sent three teen board members to Fort Gordon's Barton Field last week to get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into putting together a concert, in this case the first stop for Australian band Savage Garden's national tour.

Xtreme poll
Here are the results from last week's Xtreme reader poll asking whether teens who spend a lot of time online should ``get a life'' or ``keep on surfing.''

Xtreme poll

Calling all guys!

Xtreme movies
THE IN CROWD: Poor but talented Adrien Williams (Lori Heuring) is brought into an exclusive social circle of upper-crust college students while working at a country club. Soon she's dating a tennis pro (Matthew Settle) who's the boyfriend of Brittany Foster (Susan Ward), who brought her into their world. Brittany is not exactly happy and seeks revenge on the upstart Adrien. Rated PG-13 (for violence, sexuality, language and drug content).

Snoozing the summer away

Your style
THE FACTS: Valerie Kneece, 12, a rising eighth-grader at Merriwether Middle School.

`Scary Movie' a frighteningly good time

Your style

Xtreme movies

Americans are too clean, experts complain

Board OKs new Internet domain names