Mets work to lure Larkin

Braves fall to Mets

Minor league notebook: Slugger fond of 'The Joe'

Braves win series opener

Braves notebook: No DL decisions yet

Braves notebook: Weiss to undergo MRI

Surridge wins one for GJax

Gnats take rain-shortened victory

Holley died much like he lived

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.

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

On the move
Katie Gambrell, Joe Hall and Jeff Howell have joined Morgan Stanley Dean Witter as financial advisers.

Business briefs

Pocket change

New industries will provide jobs

Company ends Chapter 11

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.

Bandwidth affects speed

Morgan Keegan opens shop in Augusta

Pocket change
HAND VS. KEYBOARD: When it comes to taking paper-and-pencil tests, the handwriting is on the wall for students who learned how to write using computers.

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

Bandwidth affects speed
AThomson resident Austin Fleming is at war with his telephone company.

On the move

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

SEC notebook: Donnan waiting for a 'hit' test on Stinchcomb, Grant

Extradite Downs

Improved Augusta skate park urged

England does restrict hunting guns

Raps partisan Coverdell coverage

Gracewood cats no threat to clients

Super senator

Evolution is unprovable

Correction

Maintaining virginity pleases God

Flag flap awakens an angry dog

Rev. Stanley earns forgiveness

Cost of flights harms airport

'True believers' don't need proof

Human nature, not race, is the issue

Don't cut meat standards

Hateful Christians damage Augusta

Where'd they hide Newt?

Appeasing the NAACP is a mistake

Finds TV's story hypes disgusting

Wire service reports too far left

Matthews vindicated

Orwellian tax cuts

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.

Boy, family terrorized by ghostly encounters
The horror began with a blood-curdling scream. Denice Jones, a 32-year-old Manchester, Conn., housewife, was cleaning up the kitchen after a late dinner when she heard a "shrill keening" coming from her youngest son's bedroom upstairs.

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.

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.

Bigfoot's big business in California town
WILLOW CREEK, Calif. - Some people believe in Bigfoot. Most don't. Some aren't sure what might be tramping around California's backcountry.

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.

On the radio trail
Here are radion stations you can pick up along the way to popular vacation spots.

Thrifty decoration
Steven Johnson loves his job fitting glasses at Lenscrafters, unless work prevents him from bargain hunting in Columbia County on Saturday mornings. View the photo gallery

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

Reader can't see reason for etiquette
Dear Carson: I have just read your column and am intrigued. I was wondering why all the concern about social etiquette. Obviously, people should be friendly and well mannered, but I believe they should be themselves and not live by a set of social rules.

History comes alive in Nantucket
NANTUCKET, Mass. - For years, the Santos-Kissam family had vacationed in various places all over New England. When it came time to pick a permanent summer getaway, Richard Santos and Nancy Kissam asked their three daughters where they wanted it to be.

Nicklaus and St. Andrews say their goodbyes

Dorsey: Frustrations of golf need to be vented

Woods leads by six strokes

Bradley leads by single shot

Marchman leads City Amateur

Woods takes lead in British Open

Holley died much like he lived
When U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell passed away last week, the regrets rolled in from all corners.

Fans show for races
An hour after gates opened Saturday at the 15th annual Augusta Southern Nationals, the banks of the Savannah River were plastered with spectators hidden under sun block and big umbrellas. Full story -- Augusta Chronicle

Smallest county faces homicide
The McCormick County Sheriff's Department and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are investigating the first homicide in nearly four years in the state's smallest county. Full story -- Augusta Chronicle

Farewell to Coverdell
ATLANTA - Republicans and Democrats from the power centers of Washington and Atlanta sat shoulder to shoulder Saturday afternoon as Georgia and the nation said goodbye to U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell. Full story -- Augusta Chronicle

Power Ranger grants wish
Flashing blue lights announced that Augusta was safe from evil forces Saturday as Power Rangers' Red Ranger pulled into town, straight from Hollywood. Full story -- Augusta Chronicle

Officials investigate kidnapping
The Richmond County Sheriff's Department is investigating a possible burglary, kidnapping and child molestation in Hephzibah early Friday. Full story -- Augusta Chronicle

Boy, family terrorized by ghostly encounters

Faith digest

History comes alive in Nantucket

Metaphysical means

Gospel group uses soul to inspire

Special homecoming for former pastor

On the radio trail

Bigfoot's big business in California town

We must rely on God, those around us

Red Ranger grants boy's wish

Red Ranger grants boy's wish
Flashing blue lights announced that Augusta was safe from evil forces Saturday as the Power Rangers' Red Ranger pulled into town, straight from Hollywood.

Writer accused in threat

Officials discuss tax issue

Coverdell combined best of politics
ATLANTA - When U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell pushed legislation through Congress two years ago expanding tax breaks to help parents cover the costs of public and private elementary and secondary schools, it was with the aid of Democrats.

Motorists pledge safe driving

Death row gets fit counsel

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.

Mowing the summer away

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.

Mowing the summer away
Mowing the summer awayAs traffic passes on U.S. Highway 1 between Augusta and Aiken, Ronald Hammett, 19, mows C. Shealy Realtors' lawn Saturday morning. Mr. Hammett said he mows lawns to make extra money for school. He will head back to The Citadel in Charleston at the end of August.

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.

Across the area

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.

State aims to secure rest areas

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.

Corps alters policies concerning lakefront

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.

Stallions prefer points, not stats

MCG delivers midwife alternative to Augusta

Racing drags crowd to river
An hour after gates opened Saturday at the 15th annual Augusta Southern Nationals, the banks of the Savannah River were plastered with spectators hidden under sun block and big umbrellas.  View the photo gallery

Officials decline site plan

Making tracks
The Augusta Chronicle, the Department of Transportation and the city want to keep Augustans informed about roadwork.  Go to the online construction tracking section

Execution date set in murder case

Common ground fertile for business
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - The irony is not lost on Earl M. Mid-dleton. The family who owned his great-great-grandfather included a signer of the Declaration of In-dependence.

Zoning threatens Houndslake plan

Death row gets fit counsel
In January, the Georgia Supreme Court adopted new rules that set the bar for defense attorneys appointed in death penalty cases.

Police make arrest in adult toy raid

Power Ranger grants wish

Athens mayor negotiates option for endangered trestle

Fans show for races

Seat belt survey stings Edgefield

Across the area

Frustrations of golf need to be vented

New industries will provide jobs

Man found shot, dead

Sparrow spurs Stallions to win

State bids Coverdell farewell

Unlikely friends discover racial harmony

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.

Common ground fertile for business
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - The irony is not lost on Earl M. Mid-dleton. The family who owned his great-great-grandfather included a signer of the Declaration of In-dependence.

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.

Eldridge earns 4th top salary
AIKEN - The top administra-tor in Aiken County's schools makes more than the state superintendent of education - but so do more than half of the local superintendents in South Carolina.

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

Officers strained by liars
Ray Moore has a bitter enemy with a shrewd way of lashing out: He gets police to do the dirty work.

Officers strained by liars

Across the area
The Richmond County Sheriff's Department is investigating a possible burglary, kidnapping and child molestation in Hephzibah early Friday.

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

State aims to secure rest areas
Instead of smiling faces and beautiful places, motorists visiting rest stops in South Carolina have witnessed smashed faces and seedy places.

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.

Man found shot, dead
The McCormick County Sheriff's Department and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are investigating the first homicide in nearly four years in the state's smallest county.

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.

Lawmakers pay tributes to Coverdell
ATLANTA - Republicans and Democrats from the power centers of Washington and Atlanta sat shoulder to shoulder Saturday afternoon as Georgia and the nation said goodbye to U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell.

Assaulted teacher's bills will be paid

Unlikely friends discover racial harmony
COLUMBIA - Shirley Scurry played the piano while a stranger walked through her yard, assessing which pecan trees and water oaks needed to come down.  Go to the special section

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.

Farewell to Coverdell

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.

Mets work to lure Larkin

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.

Common ground fertile for business
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - The irony is not lost on Earl M. Mid-dleton. The family who owned his great-great-grandfather included a signer of the Declaration of In-dependence.

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

Coverdell combined best of politics

Smallest county faces homicide

Racing drags crowd to river

Lawmakers pay tributes to Coverdell

Eldridge earns 4th top salary

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.

Technology used to do battle

Common ground fertile for business
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - The irony is not lost on Earl M. Mid-dleton. The family who owned his great-great-grandfather included a signer of the Declaration of In-dependence.

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

Mr. John Terry Sr.
Mr. John Harold Terry Sr., of Royal Street, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at his residence.

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

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

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

Mrs. Frances Evans
AIKEN- Mrs. Frances Evans, 89, of Cherokee Road, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at her residence.

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

Mrs. Clara Battle
WRENS, Ga - Mrs. Clara Brown Battle, 68, of Stevens Street, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at Blair House, Augusta.

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

Ms. Betty Washington
Ms. Betty Washington, 55, of East Taylor Street, 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. 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. Allen Teston
Mr. Allen LeVaughn Teston, 78, of Regent Place, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at University Hospital.

Ms. Julia Oliphant
COLUMBIA - Ms. Julia Oliphant, 83, of Simpkins Street, died Thursday, July 20, 2000 at Palmetto Richland Hospital.

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.

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

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

Ms. Linda Bush
AIKEN- Ms. Linda Gray Bush, 36, of Aldrich Street, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mr. Lindsey Walton
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Mr. W. Lindsey Walton, 71, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at Hilton Head Medical Center and Clinics.

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

Mr. Robert Ivey Jr.
CLAYTON, Ga - Mr. Robert Vollotton Ivey Jr., 74, of Daisy Lane, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Rabun County Memorial Hospital.

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

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

Mrs. Leola Mann
Mrs. Leola Mann, 74, of Richwood Drive, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Ann Resor

Ms. Betty Washington

Ms. Sandra Lowery

Mr. Horace Weeks

Mr. Lindsey Walton

Mr. Terrell Shelton

Ms. Linda Bush

Mr. Robert Ivey Jr.

Mrs. Anne Berry

Mr. Allen Teston

Mrs. Frances Evans

Mrs. Eva Walker

Mrs. Clara Battle

Mrs. Grace Rudder

Ms. Julia Oliphant

Mr. James Glover Sr.

Mr. Donald Gillespie

Mr. Rakin Lampkin

Mr. Timothy Braley Sr.

Kent: 'Three amigos' are no more; Campbell slips
AS CHARLES DICKENS would have said, this past Tuesday was the best of times and the worst of times.

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

Orwellian tax cuts
As federal tax overpayments continue to mount - the latest Congressional Budget Office estimate being a 10-year surplus of $2.17 trillion - the Clinton-Gore administration's opposition to Congress' tax cuts grow more untenable by the day.

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.

Flag flap awakens an angry dog
I read a Chronicle article by Faith Johnson concerning the National Associaion for the Advancement of Colored People's demand that Richmond County School District remove the Georgia state flag. Lawrence D. Collins, Ridge Spring

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.

Extradite Downs
Fairness, common sense and justice dictate that it's time to extradite William ``Junior'' Downs from South Carolina to Georgia to stand trial for murder.

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.

Broken medical vows hurt recruiting
I am writing in regard to the broken health care promises made to military retirees. E.C. Bagwell, Hephzibah

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.

Hateful Christians damage Augusta
It will be a great day indeed when hatefully intolerant Christians, who on these pages assault all they fail to understand, make their way to heaven and find that God is a big, gay, Jewish, black manwoman with AIDS who is the leader of the Boy Scouts of Heaven. R. Scott Belford, Augusta

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

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

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

Don't cut meat standards
Americans assume USDA-approved meat they buy is safe. That's why U.S. Department of Agriculture agents inspect it, right?

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

Kent: 'Three amigos' are no more; Campbell slips
AS CHARLES DICKENS would have said, this past Tuesday was the best of times and the worst of times.

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

Finds TV's story hypes disgusting
As I watched the national news on TV I was disappointed at the disgusting display of ``attention grabbers'' in their biased efforts to get free TV coverage for their personal agenda. Dale Sylvester, North Augusta

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

Appeasing the NAACP is a mistake
tSouth Carolina legislators overlooked or forgot an important lesson learned by others in the past: Don't do business with an extortionist or blackmailer. Ray Smalley, Evans

Wire service reports too far left
I appreciate the generally conservative views presented on your editorial page. The positions you take are refreshing. I wish that you would carry that into other pages of the paper with the stories that you get off the wires. P.J. Long Jr., North Augusta

Rev. Stanley earns forgiveness
Re Kelvin Palmer's Chronicle July 10 letter about the Rev. Charles Stanley and his divorce: Lynn Langston, North Augusta

'True believers' don't need proof
Richard Baxter states in his July 10 Chronicle letter that intelligent design was not used to create the Earth and that God created evolution. Charles Wallace, Dearing

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.''

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

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

Cost of flights harms airport
What a joke. The airport's plans for funding for research and promotion are plain ridiculous. Just request domineering Delta Air Lines to cut the cost of flights to Atlanta. It's just that simple. Gerald F. Saegert, Augusta

Evolution is unprovable
Evolution is an unproved and unprovable hypothesis. It is a violation of at least two natural laws: David Conner, Augusta

Gracewood cats no threat to clients
For years abandoned cats have lived at Gracewood State School and Hospital where caring staff fed them daily. The cats are untamed and generally unapproachable, so present no health hazards to the clients. John Hamilton, Augusta

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

Overtime: Armstrong takes a peek at the future

Price prepares for races

Races heat up river

Fish officially new species

Cottonmouths not aggressive snakes

Turkey museum opens new exhibit

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.

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.

Site publishes secret CIA papers
WASHINGTON (AP) - A private Web site has published a secret CIA overview of the U.S. intelligence community prepared for Japanese intelligence officials who visited the agency's headquarters in 1998.

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

Site publishes secret CIA papers