Getaway on road to success

Art exhibits
Listing of art exhibits you can visit in the Augusta area this week.

Art exhibits

Area calendar

Band is proud of music

Sing-along sensation
At Greene Streets Spirits, a barrage of disco balls, colored lights and a Don Ho-style bubble machine blink, flash and gurgle over a small stage, fighting to transform the wood-paneled neighborhood-bar ambience into something a bit more Vegas.

Sing-along sensation
At Greene Streets Spirits, a barrage of disco balls, colored lights and a Don Ho-style bubble machine blink, flash and gurgle over a small stage, fighting to transform the wood-paneled neighborhood-bar ambience into something a bit more Vegas.

Band is proud of music
If ever a history of Augusta rock is written, members of Cornpone - David Bradberry, Steve Howard, Grady Nickel and Walter Busb

Kids agree: Pokemon characters cool
Augusta-area Pokemon experts seem to be in agreement on the newest pocket monster feature film, Pokemon The Movie 2000, which opens today.

Restaurant goes under quickly
It was a short life for Augusta's newest Chinese buffet.

Area calendar
Coming events in the Augusta area.

Music grant being offered
Talent could win a Georgia high school musician or singer a $1,000 scholarship.

Savage Garden produces music that's prepackaged

Getaway on road to success
On paper, this would seem to be a project destined for failure. A Norwegian quintet, taking stylistic cues from hip-hop, rock and soul a la Beck, recording a musical love letter to the American Road.

Music grant being offered

Group looking for laughs
The 20 comedians performing Saturday in the Southeast Comedy Super Jam hope to get laughed out of Bell Auditorium.

Ramblin Rhodes: Former Marine never gives up

Savage Garden produces music that's prepackaged
Pop duo Savage Garden opened a national tour Friday to the smiles and screams of throngs of teen-agers at Fort Gordon's Barton Field.

Ramblin Rhodes: Former Marine never gives up
Meeting country star ranks with long-ago encounter with Monroe and DiMaggio

Restaurant goes under quickly

Braves notes: Team alters rotation for Mets' series

Surridge wins one for GJax

Braves split doubleheader

Braves win series opener

SAL will expand in 2001

Braves notebook: Weiss to undergo MRI

No escape from laws of living

First Bank branching out
First Bank Chief Executive Officer Patrick Blanchard, flanked by a poster-size line graph and artist's rendering of a new branch, touted his local bank's rapid growth Thursday.

Morgan Keegan opens shop in Augusta
Memphis, Tenn.-based Morgan Keegan & Co. has opened its 47th branch, at Augusta's Enterprise Mill.

Business briefs

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks dropped Friday as investors took profits and digested some disappointing corporate earnings.

Morgan Keegan opens shop in Augusta

New industries will provide jobs
SNELLING, S.C. - There was jubilation in the tiny town of Snelling and miles around it Friday with the formal announcement that three high-tech industries are moving in with 190 jobs to offer.

Company ends Chapter 11

Yahoo! faces court order
SAVANNAH - Do you Yahoo!? If so, you also better watch what you say.

Company ends Chapter 11
Martin Color-Fi announced this week it has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is ``poised for growth'' worldwide.

Marketer touts student benefits
Diane Fennig, a former Augusta State University administrator, is now responsible for marketing more than 200,000 statewide college students through the Internet.

Yahoo! faces court order

Business briefs

New industries will provide jobs

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks surged higher Thursday as investors poured back into the markets after two days of losses.<

Primary musings

Military retirees' health probe urged

Human nature, not race, is the issue

Super senator

Hey, media - soccer's also a sport

Matthews vindicated

Airport plan: Back to drawing board

England does restrict hunting guns

Maintaining virginity pleases God

Don't blame beatings on police

Where'd they hide Newt?

Improved Augusta skate park urged

Raps partisan Coverdell coverage

Correction

Nocturnal cactus reigns over home
From Staff ReportsDavid and Ann Wilmoth are paying homage to the Queen of the Night.

Faith digest
Rob Evans, the Donut Man with Duncan, will give a concert at Stevens Creek Community Church, 600 Stevens Creek Road, at 7 tonight.

Gospel group uses soul to inspire
Trin-i-tee 5:7, a trio whose first contemporary gospel CD went gold in 1998, headlines a back-to-school jam at 7 p.m. Sunday at World Outreach Family Resource Center, 3521 Jack Kelly Road, off Tobacco Road in Gracewood.

We must rely on God, those around us
The story of Deborah provides a lesson on how God requires leaders and followers from all socioeconomic strata to work together to accomplish special missions.

New grass stays green when it's dry
Drought may soon take less of a toil on your turf, thanks to a new grass being developed by University of Georgia agricultural scientists.

Metaphysical means
They use biblical imagery and espouse some Christian beliefs, but they are not Christians.

Special homecoming for former pastor
The young families John McPherson left at Silver Run Baptist Church in Harlem about 25 years ago have grown old.

Fostering flowers that flourish
When Mary Cawley moved in February to a home on Scenic Drive off Sibley Road, the landscape consisted of grass with a few azaleas and dogwood trees.

Marchman leads City Amateur

Dorsey: Frustrations of golf need to be vented

Nicklaus and St. Andrews say their goodbyes

Top Regions Cup stars in city amateur field

Els leads, Tiger lurks

Woods takes lead in British Open

No escape from laws of living
There are laws of nature, laws of physics, laws of the land, and (of course) the laws of life, which always seem to be the ones that get us.

Fostering flowers that flourish

Gospel group uses soul to inspire

Special homecoming for former pastor

Faith digest

We must rely on God, those around us

Nocturnal cactus reigns over home

Metaphysical means

Assaulted teacher's bills will be paid
Richmond County school officials said Friday that no one should worry about whether Linda Gail Hendrick's medical bills will be paid.

Zoning threatens Houndslake plan

Habitat would change little

Pine trees feeling bite of beetles
An insect, barely the size of a rice grain, has chewed up more than $9 million in pine trees. This insect known as the Southern pine beetle, has staged a statewide invasion, and infestations have reached epidemic levels in 12 upstate counties.

Seat belt survey stings Edgefield
Edgefield County drivers are among the worst when it comes to buckling up, a new survey shows.

Group will note legacy of church
Millions of blacks owe their Christian heritage to a 250-year-old Beech Island congregation - Silver Bluff Baptist Church - but few know it.

Stallions face a rejuvenated Richmond club

Aiken teacher suspended after sex crime arrest
AIKEN - An Aiken County teacher arrested for alleged sexual activity at an interstate rest stop has been suspended with pay, a school official said Thursday.

Technology used to do battle

Three new industries will enter Snelling
Opening of technologies park today heralds arrival of multimillion-dollar businesses to tri-county alliance

Across the area

County collects with sales tax
For Leanne DeLoach and other Columbia County officials, it was deja vu.

MCG delivers midwife alternative to Augusta
A new group of nurse midwives is optimistic about its chances of offering women an alternative in delivering their babies.

Agency will evaluate river contamination
Scientists armed with new sampling technology will begin a study next week to re-evaluate mercury levels in fish and water from the Savannah River.

Soldier found guilty in slaying

4-H Club to investigate alleged beating of campers
The University of Georgia Extension Service is investigating allegations that four Columbia County boys were beaten up and threatened by older boys earlier this month while attending 4-H Camp at Rock Eagle in Eatonton, Ga.

Aiken teacher suspended after sex crime arrest

Veterinarian top choice for shelter director
Augusta commissioners authorized Administrator Randy Oliver to try to hire Hephzibah veterinarian Dr. Bonnie Bragdon as animal control director Thursday.

Police make arrest in adult toy raid

Arcade license revoked
City commissioners revoked the licenses of a video arcade the sheriff's department raided last week and rushed through a third round of amendments to the arcade ordinance Thursday in an effort to keep the video poker industry out of Augusta.

Motorists pledge safe driving

Judge clears man of false practice
A state agency has been denied in its attempt to put out of business an Augusta man accused of practicing psychology without a license.

Execution date set in murder case

No contaminants found in water tests
Complaints of bad-tasting water in the downtown area this week prompted utility officials to check it for contaminants.

New industries will provide jobs
SNELLING, S.C. - There was jubilation in the tiny town of Snelling and miles around it Friday with the formal announcement that three high-tech industries are moving in with 190 jobs to offer.

Soldier found guilty in slaying
FORT STEWART, Ga. - Charged with murder, Army Spc. Johnny Brewer sat at the witness stand in a military court Wednesday, weeping, contradicting prior sworn statements and insisting he did not know there was a bullet in the chamber of his handgun when he held it to Pfc. Christopher Baber's neck Dec. 29 and pulled the trigger.

Officials decline site plan
A federal review board has rejected a U.S. Department of Energy plan for accelerating treatment of some radioactive materials at Savannah River Site.

Pine trees feeling bite of beetles

Motorists pledge safe driving
Aiken residents attend ceremony as part of campaign to raise awareness, lower state's rate of traffic deaths

Across the area

Calculating error reverses results of election
SAVANNAH - A math mistake in Pierce County threw another twist Thursday into the still-undecided Democratic primary for the U.S. House of Representatives District 1 race.

Public sees road plans
Road improvement projects throughout commercial-laden west Augusta are piling up, and motorists will be hard-pressed to avoid construction when it begins in 2004.

Habitat would change little
SAVANNAH - Beach replenishment was the top concern for people who attended a meeting Wednesday to learn more about efforts to protect the piping plover, a tiny sand-colored shorebird that spends its winters on the Atlantic coast.

Officials decline site plan

Public sees road plans

Three new industries will enter Snelling

Barnes targets out-of-field teaching

Assaulted teacher's bills will be paid

Judge clears man of false practice

Frustrations of golf need to be vented

County collects with sales tax

Seat belt survey stings Edgefield

Officials discuss tax issue

Athens mayor negotiates option for endangered trestle

State bids Coverdell farewell
ATLANTA - Hundreds of people streamed through the state Capitol on Friday to pay their last respects to Georgia's senior senator, Paul Coverdell, who died Tuesday of a stroke.

Writer accused in threat

New industries will provide jobs

Students get view of other cultures
ATHENS, Ga. - Students from Athens Academy and two eastern European schools will use technology and compassion to work as advocates for human rights during the next year.

MCG delivers midwife alternative to Augusta

Sparrow spurs Stallions to win

State bids Coverdell farewell

Corps alters policies concerning lakefront

Zoning threatens Houndslake plan
AIKEN - Nearly three decades after her father developed a master plan for Houndslake, the housing development around Houndslake Country Club, Peggy Penland is ready to put one of the last pieces in place.

Across the area
The Richmond County Sheriff's Department released a sketch of the man who investigators say stabbed and shot a woman July 4 and left her on the side of River Watch Parkway.

Across the area
A Hephzibah man who tangled with former neighbors was convicted Friday of terroristic threats and acts for threatening to kill one of his former Harrisburg neighbors.

Radioactive roach infiltrates lab
A new enemy has been discovered at Savannah River Site, and its name is Periplaneta americana.

Technology used to do battle
Tomorrow's military technology is at Fort Gordon today. The Army base is a key installation in an annual exercise to test new inventions that might help military commanders coordinate strategies in future conflicts.

4-H Club to investigate alleged beating of campers

Officials discuss tax issue
City officials floated a trial balloon Friday that could mean a tax increase for Augusta property owners.

Group will note legacy of church

Corps alters policies concerning lakefront
Thurmond Lake residents would have more liberties to clear brush and utilize public lands near their homes under changes proposed in a draft of a new Shoreline Management Plan.

Veterinarian top choice for shelter director

Execution date set in murder case
An execution date has been set for a Burke County man sentenced to die for the slayings of his estranged wife and 15-year-old stepdaughter.

Wisconsin team wins Peach Jam

Athens mayor negotiates option for endangered trestle
ATHENS, Ga. - Responding to an electronic outcry from R.E.M. fans and historic preservationists, Athens-Clarke County Mayor Doc Eldridge on Thursday obtained a $5,000 option to purchase a railroad trestle spanning Trail Creek in east Athens.

Agency will evaluate river contamination

Barnes targets out-of-field teaching
SMYRNA, Ga. - About 4 million Georgia high school students are taught by instructors without a college major or minor in the subject they teach, according to University of Georgia research.

Radioactive roach infiltrates lab

Police make arrest in adult toy raid
An Augusta lingerie shop with wares designed to spice up a love life is in jeopardy of losing its business license after authorities decided its inventory was a little too hot.

Writer accused in threat
Phil Kent, political columnist for The Augusta Chronicle, is in the middle of controversy, and this time it has nothing to do with any opinion piece he might have penned.

Peach Jam scores

Mr. Donald Gillespie
Mr. Donald F. Gillespie, 82, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mrs. Edith Toole
GLOVERVILLE - Mrs. Edith Burke Toole, 80, of Baker Street, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, in Bath.

Mr. Terrell Shelton
NORWOOD, Ga. - Mr. Terrell ``Papa Smurf'' Shelton, 67, of Atlanta Highway, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Lillian Hammack
NEW ELLENTON - Mrs. Lillian Selbe Hammack, 73, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Charlie Warthen
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Charlie Mark Warthen, 66, of Railroad Avenue, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Leroy Walker
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Leroy ``Bug'' Walker, 61, of Gough Road, died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at Jefferson County Hospital.

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

Mr. Cleveland Johnson IV
LOUISVILLE, Ga.- Mr. Cleveland H. Johnson IV, 27, of Matthew Street, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at Jefferson County Hospital.

Mrs. Ann Resor
SPRING, Texas - Mrs. Ann Prewett Resor, 52, died Saturday, July 8, 2000.

Mr. Ricky Phillips
GIBSON, Ga. - Mr. Ricky Phillips, 49, of Logue Avenue, died Thursday, July 20, 2000.

Mr. Michael Davis
SARDIS, Ga. - Mr. Michael Edward Davis, 24, of Habersham Church Road, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Sen. R. Eugene Holley
Sen. R. Eugene Holley,74, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at his residence.

Ms. Sandra Lowery
Ms. Sandra Marie Lowery, 41, of Dublin Drive, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at University Hospital.

Zachary Saleeby
NORTH AUGUSTA - Zachary Christian Saleeby, infant son of Scott and April Saleeby, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at his residence.

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. Pickens Gantt Sr.
GREENVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Pickens Allison Gantt Sr., 81, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at Brian Center Nursing Care.

Mr. Horace Weeks
SWANSEA, S.C. - Mr. Horace Jacob Weeks, 86, of Strickland Road, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Lexington Medical Center Extended Care, Lexington.

Mr. Thomas Parker
ROCKY FORD, Ga. - Mr. Thomas Vincent ``Tom'' Parker, 89, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Statesboro.

Mr. James Glover Sr.
Mr. James E. ``Curly'' Glover Sr., 58, of Edwards Drive, Evans, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Robert Collins Sr.
THOMSON - Mr. Robert C. Collins Sr., 72, of Dogwood Drive, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Timothy Braley Sr.
CLEARWATER - Mr. Timothy I. Braley Sr., 64, of Cherokee Drive, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Ralph Spivey Jr.
COLUMBIA - Mr. Ralph Sadler Spivey Jr., 44, of Old Percival Road, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000.

Mrs. Patricia Van Buren
WARRENVILLE - Mrs. Patricia ``Pat'' Van Buren, 68, of Cemetery Road, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Derrick Houston
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Derrick L. Houston, 26, of Kingston Court, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Eva Walker
Mrs. Eva Walker, of East Hale Street, died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Anne Berry
Mrs. Anne Reab Berry died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Grace Rudder
GRANITEVILLE - Mrs. Grace Rodrick Montgomery Rudder, 84, of Ascauga Lake Road, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Ms. Sandra Lowery
Ms. Sandra Marie Lowery, 41, of Dublin Drive, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Anne Berry
Mrs. Anne Reab Berry died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Sgt. VonDrain Smith
FORT GORDON - Sgt. VonDrain Lamont Smith, 25, died Monday, July 17, 2000, in Augusta.

Mr. Otis Franklin
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Otis Franklin, 62, of Mullis Street, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at Providence Hospital, Columbia.

Mr. Rakin Lampkin
Mr. Rakin Rashada Lampkin, 18, of Holden Street, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Allen Teston
Mr. Allen LeVaughn Teston, 78, of Regent Place, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. James Glover Sr.

Mr. Leroy Walker

Mr. Timothy Braley Sr.

Mr. Cleveland Johnson IV

Mrs. Grace Rudder

Mr. Thomas Parker

Mr. Horace Weeks

Mr. Derrick Houston

Mr. Ralph Spivey Jr.

Mrs. Ann Resor

Ms. Sandra Lowery

Mr. Lewis Gregory Jr.

Mrs. Eva Walker

Mr. Robert Collins Sr.

Mr. Donald Gillespie

Mrs. Lillian Hammack

Mr. Rakin Lampkin

Mr. Ricky Phillips

Mr. Terrell Shelton

Mrs. Anne Berry

Sen. R. Eugene Holley

Zachary Saleeby

Would there be enough evidence to convict?
WHAT IS YOUR mind's-eye view of Korea? A divided nation? A bitterly fought war that was called something other than a war and was never fought to a decisive conclusion

Rat pack attacks
Americans associate the appellation Rat Pack to the late Frank Sinatra and his coterie of Hollywood pals. But today, in New York City, a rat pack is just that - a pack of rats. No joke. Rats are taking big bites out of the Big Apple.

Would there be enough evidence to convict?
WHAT IS YOUR mind's-eye view of Korea? A divided nation? A bitterly fought war that was called something other than a war and was never fought to a decisive conclusion

Move quickly on MCG
University of Georgia System Chancellor Steven Portch at long last appointed the campus-based search committee that will find candidates to replace Dr. Francis Tedesco, president of the Medical College of Georgia. Tedesco retires Dec. 31.

Maintaining virginity pleases God
The news that more teens are choosing not to have sex is encouraging. Their motivations were to reduce sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancies. Roy Ellis, Augusta

Primary musings
There were other things going on in Tuesday's balloting besides the GOP's General Assembly primary races.

Improved Augusta skate park urged
I am an 11-year-old boy and the reason for this letter is that I would like to see the Augusta area build a nice skate park for the kids here. Cody Kistler, Martinez

Columnist, Joseph Stalin a lot alike
I read Ellen Goodman's July 7 column ``Death tax has everyone waiting for will to be read.'' Claud Caldwell Jr., Augusta

Learning from Sweden
Decades ago Sweden became the first democratic socialist state to take care of its citizens from cradle to grave. A crucial part of Sweden's lifetime of care included its government-run retirement system, the same system other liberal democracies modeled their retirement programs on.

Hey, media - soccer's also a sport
Whatever happened to soccer? Why is it that the whole world excluding America has soccer as the No. 1 one sport, or should I just call it the real football? C. Bryan, Evans

Matthews vindicated
It was on a Wednesday morning in June 1993 when veteran Columbia County employee Elaine Matthews learned she would be fired in a few hours by vindictive bosses.

Airport plan: Back to drawing board
Re the July 13 Chronicle article about the Richmond County Municipal Airport. K. Jeter, Augusta

Super senator
I would like to thank (The Augusta Chronicle) for informing all of Georgia that Sen. Don Cheeks, D-Augusta, is super. Kathleen Cominski, Atlanta

Don't blame beatings on police
Here we go again. Another beating. Everybody get your soapbox out. It's getting real bad out there on the streets. Joe Nirenberg, Beech Island

Boat race spurs tight water curbs
We all know that every year we are put on a water restriction. The restrictions normally are not enacted until after the Southern National Boat Race. This year is a little different. They have had no choice but to restrict us a little earlier. Dennis Russell, Martinez

Florida class action lawsuit skewed
Re The Augusta Chronicle articles about the class action suit by smokers in Florida against the tobacco companies. They bring up the following thoughts. Bill Parish, Aiken

England does restrict hunting guns
Regarding Warren Wolf's July 15 Chronicle letter: ``England does permit hunting guns,'' I'm afraid Mr. Wolf's memories of Britain have become rose-tinted with time. Sean Shaw, Augusta

Where'd they hide Newt?
Gingrich, on an NBC talk show last week, said he couldn't fathom how a country could be served by indicting President Clinton. He would oppose that, telling viewers, ``We don't want to go down the path that destroyed the Roman republic.''

Human nature, not race, is the issue
Regarding The Chronicle's ``Solution 2000 series: First Steps in Race Relations,'' which appeared July 16, the roundtable discussion was very revealing. Larry Jarrett, Warrenville

Correction
Friday's editorial stating that local government restructuring referendums to be on the Columbia County ballot in November will be binding was wrong. They will be non-binding. The Chronicle regrets the error.

Military retirees' health probe urged
Is there still a Khaki Mafia? They are not the old non-commissioned officers from the 1960s who skimmed the slots at the military clubs. These guys are smarter and more sophisticated. They formed or infiltrated organizations purportedly established to help their brethren. Boyd Simmons, Augusta

Raps partisan Coverdell coverage
The passing of Sen. Paul Coverdell is a terrible tragedy. But to compound the tragedy The Augusta Chronicle makes it a partisan issue. This is a disservice to the community and to the senator's memory. Kent Brown, New Ellenton

Overtime:Scurlock pulls out of tourney

Games resume tonight

Price prepares for races

Overtime: Spain needs one victory to oust U.S.

Heat goes on; some beating it, catching fish

Heart pump recipient goes home
HOUSTON (AP) - The first person to have a new type of miniature heart pump successfully implanted to keep her blood flowing while doctors searched for a replacement is back home after undergoing a heart transplant.

Physicists detect elusive particle
After a two-decade search, scientists have found the first direct evidence of one of the most elusive and ghostly subatomic particles in nature - the tau neutrino.

Forebrain is master problem solver
WASHINGTON (AP) - A small structure in the front of the brain may be a master problem solver according to a study that found it works the hardest when the mind is confronted with intelligence tests.

Officials decline site plan
A federal review board has rejected a U.S. Department of Energy plan for accelerating treatment of some radioactive materials at Savannah River Site.

Forebrain is master problem solver

Physicists detect elusive particle