Braves beat by Mother Nature

Braves notes: Braves waiting on Sanders

Braves beat by Mother Nature

Braves notes

Augusta beat bad by Bats

Braves notes

Maddux goes distance for Braves

Bureau warns against scams

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stock prices tumbled Wednesday as disappointed investors vented their wrath on a slew of technology companies whose second-quarter financial results fell short of high expectations.

Food Lion comes to Belair Road
Food Lion officially opened the doors to its new grocery store on Belair Road on Wednesday.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Technology stocks led the market lower Tuesday as investors locked in some gains.

First Bank will add branches
First Bank Chief Executive Officer Pat Blanchard plans to announce today, among other financial details, that the local community bank's assets nearly doubled from $53 million in June 1999 to more than $104 million.

Bureau warns against scams
In its most recent scam alerts, the Better Business Bureau cautions against phone flimflams, phony diplomas through the Internet and buying ads in illegitimate charity publications.

Business briefs

Business briefs

Donnan: Miller is still eligible

State senator denies he's desperate

Cheerleading is a real sport, too

Some disposable items are good

Pro-death tax letter baffling

Paul Coverdell

Planners and zoners pull a fast one

Supreme Court tramples liberties

Death tax veto must be overridden

Award up in smoke

A stunning upset

Small portions
News that Heinz anticipates putting green ketchup into supermarkets (and the hands of children) this fall sent a tsunami of titters and ``Oh, boys'' across some segments of America - at least among those who remember Crystal Pepsi, yellow milk and blue polenta.

Nautical naming
Kathy Osgood's boat is an extension of herself. Her hopes and dreams are wrapped up in it. From the time she was a child, watching riverboat movies, she wanted to be on the water.

In the know
PRICE CHECK: Ever wonder if the prices at your regular grocery store are cheaper or more expensive than those up the street? Each Wednesday, Price Check offers price comparisons on goods at area stores. Prices below were checked Monday. No coupons or discount cards were used.

In the know
The National Dairy Council is targeting teen boys with a new milk-mustache advertisement featuring action movie star Jackie Chan. The National Academy of Sciences recommends that teens get at least 1,300 milligrams of cal

Dreamy recipe
Some people daydream about sandy beaches or trips to Venice. I daydream about recipes.

Westin: Pro returns to business of golf

Singh won't concede Open

Van Dora outshines Pinkins in North's victory

Wednesday's scores

South stars rally for win

Hockey interest remains high

Senate workhorse Coverdell dies at 61
ATLANTA -- U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell, a congressional workhorse who quickly ascended to a leadership post and served as the Senate point man for longtime friend George W. Bush, died Tuesday, one day after surgery for a stroke. He was 61. Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Small portions

Nautical naming

Dreamy recipe

Former Sen. Gene Holley dies

Grunewald leads State Court race
Officials predicted about 33 percent voter turnout Tuesday in Burke County with races to decide two local judgeships and two seats on the county school board.

Reform's role in races debated

Advocates give input on water

Advocates give input on water
ATLANTA - State environmental regulators must step up monitoring of water quality if they are to gain the knowledge needed to develop an effective plan for managing Georgia's water supplies, advocates for local governments, water companies and environmental groups said Tuesday.

DOT plans to widen Davis Road

State works to fine-tune storm plans

City schedules first gun buyback project

Underdogs in Peach Jam finals

Georgia makes preparations for funeral, successor

Events will celebrate disability protection

Across the area

City's court reporter wins clerk seat
The race for the new Columbia County clerk of court was expected to be close, but Cindy Mason handedly defeated Sandra ``Sam'' Washington in the Republican primary.

Lawyer seeks entry of polygraph results
An attorney representing an Augusta man facing a death penalty trial wants to introduce the results of a polygraph test he contends prove Keane A. Bates had nothing to do with a November 1995 double homicide.

Republican straw poll reflects on city policies

Upset win surprises challenger

Edgefield council addresses zoning change

Universities seek salary boost

Coverdell loss shakes politics

Projects open to review

Review panel agrees with disbarments

Reform's role in races debated
ATLANTA - Opponents of Gov. Roy Barnes' education reform bill are hailing Tuesday's General Assembly primary results as a message that Georgia voters don't like the direction the governor is taking the schools.

Thomson authorities hunt man in robbery

Universities seek salary boost
ATLANTA - University System of Georgia full-time faculty make $665 per year less than the national average, a number Chancellor Stephen Portch said doesn't make the system competitive in the national higher education market.

Shooting suspects have charges pending

State works to fine-tune storm plans
ATLANTA - By the time the peak of the hurricane season arrives in two weeks, new signs should mark 11 evacuation routes from the Georgia coast.

City schedules first gun buyback project
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.

Broun's era in Georgia Senate ends
ATHENS - Upstart Democratic challenger Doug Haines pulled off a stunning upset in Tuesday's Democratic primary election, getting nearly 56 percent of the vote to unseat longtime 46th District Sen. Paul Broun and end an era in Georgia politics.

Burke County will hold runoffs
Officials predicted about 33 percent voter turnout Tuesday in Burke County with races to decide two judgeships and two seats on the county school board. For the seat of retiring State Court Judge George W. Fryhofer, Edward J. Grunewald and Jerry Daniel are set for a runoff in August. Mr. Grunewald received 1,274 votes, or 39.7 percent. Mr. Daniel received 1,174 votes, or 36.5 percent. Jack Cox garnered only 764 votes.

Staff gains volunteers
ATLANTA - By the time the peak of the hurricane season arrives in two weeks, new signs should mark 11 evacuation routes from the Georgia coast.

Officials question Brown

Officials question Brown
BEECH ISLAND - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office sent its second in command to James Brown's estate Wednesday to ask the soul singer about allegations he swung a knife at a utility worker.

Blankets give children security

Upset win surprises challenger
The epiphany came not Tuesday, but Monday evening, when two of Sue Burmeister's campaign workers finished canvassing a row of houses on Scott's Way.

Border hinders charges

Thomson authorities hunt man in robbery
Thomson police were searching Wednesday for a man who they said robbed a Popeye's restaurant after firing a gun and ordering workers and customers into a freezer.

Lawyer seeks entry of polygraph results

Republican straw poll reflects on city policies
The Richmond County Republican Party's straw poll on Tuesday's primary ballot shed some light on what voters think about city government, the party leader said.

Area leaders top list for Senate successor

Across the area
A 72-year-old Thomson man was killed Wednesday morning on Interstate 20 after his car veered off the road.

University system seeks salary boost

Senate workhorse Coverdell dies at 61

Staff gains volunteers

County awarded state aid
McCORMICK, S.C. - South Carolina's least-populated county is getting state help to improve first-grade readiness.

Events will celebrate disability protection
The 10th anniversary of the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act is being observed today through July 26 in the Augusta area.

Dorsey: Doherty approaches new job with passion

Stallions won't rest on playoff laurels

DOT plans to widen Davis Road
Jake Pollard can remember when Kate Davis sold candy at the counter of her country store.

City's court reporter wins clerk seat

Area evading power outages

Republicans mourn loss of statesman

Doherty approaches new job with passion

Across the area

Chase nets arrest in burglaries

Shooting suspects have charges pending
AIKEN - A suspect charged with killing an Aiken man has been in and out of jail on 11 charges since 1997, but only one of the charges has been before a court.

Judge acquits Evans man in golf outing case
A judge Tuesday granted an acquittal to an Evans man accused of theft in a failed plan for two physicians to play golf at the Augusta National Golf Club.

Proposals could lead to struggles

Poll official receives honor for services
SAVANNAH - As Rose MarcAntonio winds through the hallways of the courthouse annex, where hundreds of poll workers wait in line to pick up their Election Day materials, her fellow volunteers have many hellos and kind words for her.

Chase nets arrest in burglaries
A high-speed chase through south Augusta early Tuesday morning resulted in the arrest of the man wanted in a string of ``smash and grab'' burglaries Sunday and Monday.

Coverdell loss shakes politics
ATLANTA - One day after the death of U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell, Georgia's political grapevine is humming with names of possible successors.

Review panel agrees with disbarments
SAVANNAH - A special master's recommendation that two Savannah lawyers be disbarred for leaving a client a pauper on her death bed while walking away with $2.4 million was correct, a state disciplinary panel has ruled.

Voters unseat Williams
In her first foray into the world of politics, Sue Burmeister pulled off one of the bigger upsets in years, unseating veteran lawmaker Robin Williams in the Republican primary race for state representative for District 114.

Experts urge students to research privacy
ATLANTA - Students should be asking colleges and universities about their privacy policies, making sure personal information isn't disseminated without permission, say legal experts.

Burke County will hold runoffs

Poll official receives honor for services

State, federal politicians honor senator

Voters unseat Williams

Republicans mourn loss of statesman
Instead of celebrating their campaign victories, many local Republicans spent Tuesday night mourning the unexpected loss of U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell.

Area evading power outages
AIKEN - South Carolina and Georgia are in better shape than most of the nation this blistering summer - there's plenty of power for everybody, electricity provid-ers say.

State, federal politicians honor senator
ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell, the only Georgia Republican to win re-election to the Senate during the 20th century, died Tuesday, one day after undergoing surgery to relieve pressure from a stroke.

Edgefield council addresses zoning change
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Edgefield County Council approved Tuesday the first change to its newly implemented and controversial zoning ordinance.

Grunewald leads State Court race
Officials predicted about 33 percent voter turnout Tuesday in Burke County with races to decide two local judgeships and two seats on the county school board.

Projects open to review
AIKEN - The South Carolina Department of Transportation is giving the public a chance to review and comment on DOT highway projects planned for the next five years.

Mayor cites 'true friend' Mr. Coverdell a ''true friend of Augusta.''
``He had a unique understanding of local issues and worked tirelessly on behalf of our citizens,'' he said. ``I counted the senator among my political mentors, as he was to so many other public officials in Georgia.

Former Sen. Gene Holley dies
A former senator once considered one of the most powerful men in the Georgia Senate but later convicted of bank fraud died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack at his home in Augusta.

Lawsuits dismissed by judge

Area leaders top list for Senate successor
As the mourning continues for U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell, speculation is building about his successor, and among the names are two area lawmakers.

Across the area
An Augusta physician accused of fondling a patient last week was indicted by a Richmond County grand jury Tuesday.

Summer school succeeds with creative twists
AIKEN - A group of Aiken area middle school pupils spent the day in classes Wednesday and seemed to love every minute.

University system seeks salary boost
ATLANTA - University System of Georgia full-time faculty make $665 per year less than the national average, a number Chancellor Stephen Portch said doesn't make the system competitive in the national higher education market.

County awarded state aid

Georgia makes preparations for funeral, successor
ATLANTA - In the wake of U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell's death, state officials are busy planning his funeral and researching the rules on special elections.

Blankets give children security
When Katrina Dowds grows up, she will have a pink crocheted reminder of a night her parents will never forget.

Border hinders charges
William ''Junior'' Downs is in a jail cell less than 18 miles from the Richmond County Law Enforcement Center. But getting him there to face a death penalty trial in the 1991 slaying of a 10-year-old Richmond County boy isn't as easy as the half-hour's drive.

Broun's era in Georgia Senate ends

Illinois knocks off tourney favorite

Tennessee Travelers lose their way in OT

Falcons remain unsure of QB backup

Mrs. Thelma Edison
THOMSON - Mrs. Thelma Edison, 95, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at Thomson Manor Nursing Home.

Rev. Emma Walker
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Emma R. Walker, 67, of North Washington Street, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington.

Mrs. Hazel Gignilliat
Mrs. Hazel Noel Gignilliat, 73, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, in Ocoee, Fla.

Mrs. Inez Ferguson
HILDA, S.C. - Mrs. Inez All Ferguson, 88, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, in Bamberg.

Mr. Karl Way
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Karl Maurice Way, 29, of Pine Street, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at Burke County Hospital.

Mr. Robert Thornton Sr.
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mr. Charlie Robert Thornton Sr., 76, of Wheatley Road, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Hazel Holsonbake
Ms. Hazel Holsonbake, 66, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Joseph Cobb
Mr. Joseph Cobb, of Mount Auburn Avenue, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Jennie Mitchum
WARRENVILLE - Mrs. Jennie Delane Barrs Mitchum, 71, of White Ash Street, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Michael Wilkes Sr.
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Michael Eugene Wilkes Sr., 38, of Advantage Lane, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Meadows Regional Medical Center, Vidalia.

Mr. Robert Salters
CONYERS, Ga. - Mr. Robert Lee Salters, 56, of Hildas Corner, died July 17, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Atlanta.

Mrs. Albertha Bentley
THOMSON - Mrs. Albertha Hamilton Bentley, 91, of Whitehead Street, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Roosevelt Lyons
Mr. Roosevelt Lyons, of Neptune Drive, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Lee Parker
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Lee Edward Parker, 61, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Clarence Flanigan
CONYERS, Ga. - Mr. Clarence Flanigan Sr., 77, of Bryant Street, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Jack Grant Sr.
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Jack E. Grant Sr., 81, of Bluff Avenue, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Alvin Williams
Mr. Alvin Williams, of Dan Bowles Road, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at Beverly Manor Convalescent Center.

Mr. Lewis Gregory Jr.
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Lewis ``Billy'' Gregory Jr., 71, of Old Chavous Road, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Frank Donegan Sr.
Mr. Frank S. Donegan Sr., 85, of Martinez, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mrs. Gloria Stone
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Gloria Collins Stone, 74, of Dogwood Drive, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at Brentwood Terrace Health Center.

Mr. Joe Bell Jr.
BEECH ISLAND - Mr. Joe Bell Jr., 85, of Williston Road, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Hattie Marshall
CLARKS HILL, S.C. - Mrs. Hattie Scott Marshall, 94, of Dew Drop Inn, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Otis Oubre
Mr. Otis J. Oubre, 70, of Raven Drive, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Ida Cummings
AIKEN - Mrs. Ida Green Cummings, 95, of Edgefield Avenue, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Pearlstine Hay Jr.
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mr. Pearlstine Hay Jr., 63, of Patterson Street, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at Providence Hospital, Columbia.

Mrs. Faye Henslee
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mrs. Faye F. Henslee, 53, died Sunday, July 16, 2000.

Mrs. Mary Griffin
THOMSON - Mrs. Mary Lou Reese Griffin, 73, of Old Washington Road, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mr. Charles Alexander
JACKSON - Mr. L. Charles ``Chuck'' Alexander, 89, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at National Health Care, North Augusta.

Mr. Harold Holley
AIKEN - Mr. Harold F. Holley, 75, of Crane Court, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Samuel Dicks
ATLANTA - Mr. Samuel ``L'' Dicks, 78, of Veltre Circle, died Saturday, July 15, 2000.

Mr. James Johnson
AIKEN - Mr. James Edward ``Booger'' Johnson, 54, of Chavous Road, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Julius Clever
TRENTON, S.C. - Mr. Julius F.A. Clever, 77, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Center, Aiken.

Mrs. Faye Henslee
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mrs. Faye F. Henslee, 53, died Sunday, July 16, 2000.

Mrs. Annie Hite
SALUDA, S.C. - Mrs. Annie Lois Duffie Hite, 88, of South Main Street, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Providence Hospital, Columbia.

Mrs. Laura Ariail
STATESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Laura Rigdon Boddiford Ariail, 53, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Lottie Davis
WESTMINSTER, S.C. - Mrs. Lottie Griffin Davis, 83, of Whippoorwill Road, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at Oconee Memorial Hospital, Seneca.

Mrs. Alta Baxter
ADRIAN, Ga. - Mrs. Alta Pearl Webb Baxter, 94, died Monday, July 17, 2000.

Mr. Fulton Ray Sr.
Mr. Fulton Tremere Ray Sr., 69, of Prestwick Drive, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Samuel Dicks

Mr. Otis Oubre

Mrs. Jennie Mitchum

Mrs. Mary Griffin

Mr. Clarence Flanigan

Mrs. Lottie Davis

Mrs. Gloria Stone

Mr. Frank Donegan Sr.

Mr. Robert Salters

Mr. Charles Alexander

Rev. Emma Walker

Mr. Pearlstine Hay Jr.

Mr. Joe Bell Jr.

Mrs. Eva Williams

Mrs. Inez Ferguson

Mr. Lewis Gregory Jr.

Mr. Lee Parker

Mr. Robert Thornton Sr.

Mr. Karl Way

Mrs. Laura Ariail

Mrs. Faye Henslee

Mrs. Annie Hite

Mrs. Alta Baxter

Mr. Fulton Ray Sr.

Mrs. Hazel Gignilliat

Mrs. Hattie Marshall

Mrs. Thelma Edison

Mr. Joseph Cobb

Mr. Alvin Williams

Mrs. Ida Cummings

Mr. Roosevelt Lyons

Mr. Jack Grant Sr.

Mr. Michael Wilkes Sr.

Seeking glory
The top headline on page 7A of The Chronicle for July 10 reads, ``Summit: Clinton seeks peace.'' Betty Timmerman, North Augusta

Paul Coverdell
``This was the noblest Roman of them all.'' - Marc Antony of Caesar So it can be said of Georgia's U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell, who died Tuesday at age 61. This was the noblest senator of them all. The poignant testimonials pouring forth from bereaved national lawmakers of both parties attest to this signal tribute.

Cheeks is special
Thank you for telling your readers what a special person my husband, state Sen. Don Cheeks, is.Betty Cheeks, Augusta

Award up in smoke
For the decades of lies promulgated by cigarette makers about the safety of their product, they deserved the $145 billion class action judgment a Florida jury levied on them Friday.

Supreme Court tramples liberties
The U.S. Supreme Court just told the South it must not have organized prayer before public school football games. I'm reminded of what a good Southerner, Patrick Henry, once said: ``Give me liberty or give me death!'' P.K. Fitzgerald, Harlem

Aiken's Judge Ito?
Nothing better illustrates the adage that justice delayed is justice denied than the death penalty case against Arthur Hastings Wise, charged with the grisly R.E. Phelon Co. massacre in Aiken.

State senator denies he's desperate
I wouldn't have taken time to respond to the recent allegations of your editorial; however, since the invitation was extended in your newspaper, I determined it's in the best interest of my constituents and your readers to know both sides of this unfortunate story. Sen. Don Cheeks, D-Augusta

Some disposable items are good
The Chronicle's July 7 editorial cartoon is dead on target in depicting a society that regards viable babies as an inconvenience to be trashed under the guise of ``partial birth abortions.'' Chris Lydle, Aiken

Cheerleading is a real sport, too
The Chronicle recently published an article by Faith Johnson entitled, ``Law fosters equality for school athletics.'' Two aspects of the article troubled me immensely. Brenda B. VanSant, Martinez

Planners and zoners pull a fast one
The Augusta Planning and Zoning Commission has pulled a fast one. They granted a special exception to the city zoning ordinance in a hush-hush meeting for a 200-bed transitional center on 21 acres located just off Highway 56 (Mike Padgett Highway). Margo Ingram, Augusta

Pro-death tax letter baffling
Victor Reilly's July 8 letter to the editor has left me baffled. I still do not know if the author was writing it as a parody or if he could have been serious in his arguments for the inheritance tax. David Allen, Aiken

Death tax veto must be overridden
The U.S. House and Senate recently approved a measure important to the survival of small businesses and family farms in our community - the elimination of the estate tax. President Bill Clinton has threatened to veto the bill. Lee Muns, Martinez

Assurance sought on Hendrick care
Recently I read in The Augusta Chronicle that Mrs. Peter Hendrick (Linda Gail Hendrick's mother) was having great difficulty getting a letter from Richmond County School Superintendent Dr. Charles Larke, stating that the county would provide all of Ms. Hendrick's care while she is alive. Albert N. Milliron, Martinez

Disputes the inferiority of women
In America we believe in freedom from religion and freedom of religion. If the conservative wing of Southern Baptists believe they should take the Bible literally, they certainly have the right. Hoyt Goodson, Waynesboro

A stunning upset
There was only one big surprise in Tuesday's primary, but it was a doozy. Sue Burmeister's stunning upset of veteran incumbent state Rep. Robin Williams, R-Augusta, in the House District 114 race.

Overtime: Drag boat races on tap this weekend

Petty family to focus on Busch Series

NASCAR schedule too hectic for teams

Overtime: Cover mix-up pits Wuerffel Gators starter

Findings help explain space-travel effects
WASHINGTON -- A team of French researchers may have uncovered a clue to why space travel affects the human body.

Overwhelmed by e-mail
CHICAGO -- John Parker's heart sank last week when he returned from a two-week vacation to find well over 250 e-mails awaiting him.

Light can break its own speed limit
Scientists have apparently broken the universe's speed limit. For generations, physicists believed there is nothing faster than light moving through a vacuum - a speed of 186,000 miles per second.

Overwhelmed by e-mail

Findings help explain space-travel effects

Light can break its own speed limit