Braves notes: Pitching returning to form

Weaver to coach Lions in baseball

Braves snap win streak

Augusta bats tame RiverDogs

Braves notes: Lopez is midst of hot streak

Vacation greetings roll on in

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

Napster's co-founder from area

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

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.

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.

Georgia-Pacific to buy rival

Why no reward for White's killer?

Board handled Griffin matter right

Study the candidates

Where's Gore refund?

Planning & Zoning panel ripped

Halfway house site undesirable

Trees still damaging monument

Ledo ripped

Estate tax repeal foe is wrong

'Jesus Search' a rotten TV morsel

Sports staff school coverage lauded

Equity in Sports Act perils cited

Twisted sports values

Teach kids abortion is murder

She's all heart

Clinton nail hit right on the head

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.

Friendly support helps Croyle's run

Boardman wins age-group title

Youth takes Region victory

Alternate wins Georgia Am title

Dorsey: Golfers challenged at West Lake

Roberts wins second GMO; sets record

Clemson golfer gets Masters invite

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

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

Participant kept weight down despite hectic schedule

Up in arms

Democratic primary ballot
Democratic primary ballot

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.

Area schools battle downsizing issue

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.

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.

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.

Across the area

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.

Across the area

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

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.

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.

Sen. Coverdell has brain surgery

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.

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.

Teams target Peach Jam favorites

Clubs quarrel over shelter

Officers charge 3 in slaying

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.

Log truck hits house

Burke County faces changes in leaders

Log truck hits house

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.

Man denies theft charges

NBA has inside track on Chandler

Teen convicted for threats

Local team gets to taste Peach Jam

Coverdell in serious condition after brain surgery

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.

Coverdell in serious condition after brain surgery

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

Election officials ready precincts

NBA dreams build at Peach Jam

Singer's absence delaying inquiry

Winds of political change swept county

Officials discussing drainage basin plan

President valuable to committee

State revokes student's license

Officials discussing drainage basin plan

Dorsey: NBA has inside track on Chandler

Augusta to launch gun buyback plan

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

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

Stallions' home-field dominance continues

Woman plans new life for ghost town

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.

Golfers challenged at West Lake

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.

State board struggles for consistency

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.

Coaches defend leagues

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.

Players see value of current system

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.

In the Company of Whales

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.

Democratic primary ballot

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.

Blaze claims pets, leaves family homeless

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

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

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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

Woman plans new life for ghost town

WNBA ready for second All-Star Game

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Brantley

Mrs. Katherine Mims

Mrs. Nelle Mauldin

Mrs. Alberta Reardon

Mrs. Sue Wright

Mr. William Scott

Mrs. Norma Shreve

Mr. George Shepard

Mr. Rufus Graham

Mrs. Louise Strickland

Miss Viney Wynkle

Mr. James Coursey

Tyjuan Martin

Mr. Billy Johnson

Mr. Billy Osborne Sr.

Mr. Raymond Johnson

Mr. Leroy Hyatt

Mr. G.B. Price

Mrs. Linda Byrd

Mr. Thomas Wilson

Mrs. Eva Williams

Mr. Robert Latimore

Mr. Edward Wilson Sr.

Mr. Roy Scott

Mrs. Mary Mitchell

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

'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

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

Overtime: Armstrong in command

Joyner-Kersee misses Olympic team

Jones on track for five golds

Decision on IRL's future in Atlanta remains unclear

Overtime: Lynx add three to roster

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.

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 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 poll

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

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.''

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.

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.

Calling all guys!

`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.

Snoozing the summer away

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).

`Scary Movie' a frighteningly good time

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

Your style

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