Braves notes: Jordan 'beat' by shoulder injuries

Braves edge Mets

Errors prove costly in Jackets' 4-2 loss

Braves on top despite struggles

GreenJackets rally; top Savannah

Watch out for touchy Americans

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks fell Monday as troubled investors reacted to weaker-than-expected corporate earnings reports that overshadowed signs of moderating inflation.

U.S. lawmakers fight German telecom deal

Business briefs

U.S. lawmakers fight German telecom deal
Despite opposition in Washington, German-owned Deutsche Telekom AG has agreed to buy VoiceStream Wireless Corp. for $50.7 billion in stock and cash.

First Union building for sale
First Union Corp. is negotiating a deal to sell its 17-story bank building in downtown Augusta, the bank's regional president, Winston Wilkinson, confirmed Monday.

Stock format will change
Starting Wednesday, `The Augusta Chronicle' will publish table with prices listed as decimals

Stock price frustrates Merry Land
Merry Land Properties Inc., a spin-off from Merry Land & Investments Co.'s merger with Chicago-based Equity Residential Properties Trust two years ago, acknowledged in a recent letter to shareholders that the company continues to be disappointed with its stock price.

Stock format will change

Stock price frustrates Merry Land

First Union building for sale

Seminoles top pick for ACC title

Florida St. dominates, draws money

Bus fire drill is to teach safe exits

Catholics ignore overpopulation

Toasts of Europe

Why police couldn't help women

Beloved doctor's arrest appalls

How U.S. can break oil addiction

Badly taught

Why no blacks helping blacks?

Savage Garden concert terrific

Dr. Byne innocent of allegations

Why turn lovely lake into mud pit?

President is lower than Hanoi Jane

Evolution a tool to ruin Christianity

Challenging evolutionary theory

Rural S.C. recovery

Liquid Calories
Drinking a few beers on the weekend may seem harmless after five days of strict dieting, but pounding down the brew only leads to extra weight.

Participant makes more time for the gym
The summer break from school has given Weight Loss 2000 participant LaSaundria Walker a little more time to work out at the gym.

'What Lies Beneath' debuts at No. 1
LOS ANGELES -- A summer of film debuts burying their opposition continued with ``What Lies Beneath,'' a ghostly tale starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford, which earned $29.7 million in its first three days.

In the know
Remember Pop Rocks? That '70s candy that felt like fireworks in your mouth? Willy Wonka Candy has introduced Xploder, a chocolate bar that wakes up your taste buds with tiny crackling crystals that are activated by the chewing process. The candy bar will be sold at grocery stores, convenience stores and gas stations for 50 cents.

Dorsey: So why didn't Tiger win the Masters?

Bradley wins city amateur

Woods takes his place in history

Watch out for touchy Americans
When a recent column suggested the secret thrill of touching priceless antiques in the British Museum, Kathleen Morton of North Augusta called to agree.

'What Lies Beneath' debuts at No. 1

Liquid Calories

Participant makes more time for the gym

In the know
Remember Pop Rocks? That '70s candy that felt like fireworks in your mouth? Willy Wonka Candy has introduced Xploder, a chocolate bar that wakes up your taste buds with tiny crackling crystals that are activated by the chewing process. The candy bar will be sold at grocery stores, convenience stores and gas stations for 50 cents.

Officials retract licenses
An Augusta Commission committee voted Monday to revoke the business licenses of a game room raided by the sheriff's department 10 days ago and a beauty shop in the same building.

39-year-old dies after stabbing at church
SAVANNAH - Violence struck once again Sunday evening as an associate pastor allegedly entered the St. John's Baptist Church on Hartridge and Price streets and stabbed his estranged girlfriend.

Across the area
A top ranking federal official whose command includes the Army Corps of Engineers toured New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam on Monday with U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Evans, and other local officials.

So why didn't Tiger win the Masters?

Woman revives local night spot
Miriam Patti Crawford has worked in local bars for most of her life. On July 1, she decided to use what she knows to become her own boss.

County searches for financial leader

Congress split over SRS plan

Officials retract licenses

Officials to hear input on island's management
ST. MARYS, Ga. - Officials at Cumberland Island have worked with residents and environmental groups for nearly three years to develop a comprehensive management plan for the national seashore.

39-year-old dies after stabbing at church

Cancer victim needs blood
NORTH AUGUSTA - A Bamberg woman who is fighting cancer is relying on the community she grew up in to help her battle the disease.

Cancer victim needs blood

Ethics watchdog turns up the heat
ROME, Ga. - This small city tucked away in a corner of northwest Georgia, miles from the nearest interstate highway, doesn't look like the epicenter of a movement to hold state elected officials accountable for their campaign fund-raising and spending.

Miller will fill void

Across the area

Richardson to attend ceremony

Urban renewal director steps in

Richardson to attend ceremony
When Savannah River Site officials break ground Thursday on the site's newest facility, Bill Richardson will handle the lead shovel.

Urban renewal director steps in
Robert Cooks, the new executive director of the Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp., was in a conference room Monday, shuffling through account folders and financial statements, while the man he replaced, former interim Director Charles DeVaney, typed up his resignation letter.

Program fosters academic discipline

Airport, park plans conflict
AIKEN - When Aiken first planned Ventures Industrial Park, next door to the municipal airport, it expected to use wetlands at the south end of the property for drainage.

Strong winds, rain batter area

Animal acupuncture catches on
For veterinarian CharleneKickbush, treating pets can be an art and a science.

Officials to hear input on island's management

Across the area
ATLANTA - A Decatur police officer suffering from constant headaches and diminished eyesight since being stabbed with a hypodermic needle has offered a reward for information about the man who attacked him.

Record penalties hit SRS

Woman revives local night spot
Miriam Patti Crawford has worked in local bars for most of her life. On July 1, she decided to use what she knows to become her own boss.

Dam turbines generate Norwood's opposition

Flood money on tap
Time is running out to apply for emergency relief money granted earlier this month by Gov. Roy Barnes to Augusta-area flood victims.

Age increases treat's popularity
AIKEN - When Martha Studinka thinks back to her childhood in the small Georgia town of Barwick, one of her favorite memories is of her father taking her to get an ice cream cone on hot summer days.

Prosecutors drop Kneece case
BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Benton County officials will not prosecute Etheridge Kneece, 60, for a scheme in which the Windsor man allegedly paid two people to kill his wife and her former husband.

Prosecutors drop Kneece case

Flood money on tap

Edgefield opens for business
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - After years of sluggish economic growth, Edgefield County finally is feeling a bulge in its back pocket.

Airport, park plans conflict

Woman revives local night spot

Arkansas judge sets date in murder-for-hire trial
BENTONVILLE, Ark. - James Arnold Baughman will stand trial the week of Nov. 6 for the slayings of a woman and her ex-husband as part of an alleged murder-for-hire plot.

Congress split over SRS plan
A controversial plan to renovate an existing Savannah River Site building for treating plutonium now faces congressional opposition.

County searches for financial leader
Columbia County is a business that has been six months without its top salesman - a company that is relying on a neighbor to sell its product.

Dam turbines generate Norwood's opposition
Congressman Charlie Norwood is mulling legislation to prevent the Army Corps of Engineers from operating Russell Dam's reversible hydropower turbines.

County panel formulates decision on government

County panel formulates decision on government
Less than a week after 7,000 Republican voters voted against changing Columbia County's commission structure, members of a task force made preliminary recommendations about the future of the local government Monday night.

Across the area

Reconstructing wreck becomes a daunting task

Strong winds, rain batter area
High-powered winds and gusts of rain that blew through Augusta and parts of South Carolina on Sunday night downed power lines, knocked out traffic signals and uprooted trees, marking the area's second heavy summer storm in as many days.

Teens get lessons in campus life
The student lounge above the Paine College cafeteria was possibly the liveliest spot on campus at midday.

Woman revives local night spot

Program fosters academic discipline
Erica Palmer's mouth never stops running. And after 10 minutes in the room with the 18-year-old, it's easy to understand why.

Ethics watchdog turns up the heat

Reconstructing wreck becomes a daunting task
It was the night of June 22, and Columbia County sheriff's Investigator Alphonzo Williams had just climbed into bed for a night's rest.

Desperation grows on farms

Desperation grows on farms
GIRARD, Ga. - When farmers get together, there is one thing on their mind - rain. They want to know when it will come, how much relief it will bring and how long they can keep it in the ground.

Teens get lessons in campus life

Miller will fill void
ATLANTA - Gov. Roy Barnes turned to his immediate predecessor, fellow Democrat Zell Miller, on Monday as his choice to succeed Paul Coverdell in the U.S. Senate.

Record penalties hit SRS
Savannah River Site's top contractor has received its largest fine ever in connection with September's contamination of seven SRS workers with plutonium.

Falcons shore up offensive line

Kasay will leave tackling to others

Mr. Claude Robertson Sr.
BROOKLET, Ga. - Mr. Claude B. Robertson Sr., 85, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Milton Thomas Sr.
Mr. Milton Thomas Sr., of Garlington Avenue, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. John Williams Jr.
GROVETOWN - Mr. John D. Williams Jr., 71, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Louise Fisher
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Louise Fouche Howard Fisher, 71, of Fisher Road, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens.

Mr. B.B. Baxley
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mr. B.B. Baxley, 64, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at Barnwell County Hospital.

Mr. Bethlehem Cushman
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Bethlehem Cushman, 40, of Saddle Soap Lane, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at Carolina Hospital Systems, Lake City.

Mr. Donald Newkirk
HEPHZIBAH - Mr. Donald Robert Newkirk, 43, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Wycliffee Capps
Mr. Wycliffee Hillis Capps, 77, of Hickman Road, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. James Snow
AIKEN - Mr. James Falhauber ``Jeff'' Snow, 55, of Whitemarsh Drive, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Le Hoang
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Le T. Hoang, 89, of Whitebark Avenue, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Thelma Cook
Mrs. Thelma Williams Cook, of Augusta, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Reba Pierce
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Reba H. Pierce, 83, of Austin Graybill Road, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at National Health Care.

Mrs. Virginia Quarles
HEPHZIBAH - Mrs. Virginia Clark Quarles, 71, died Saturday, July 22, 2000.

Mr. Henry Parnelle III
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mr. Henry Manly Parnelle III, 88, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at Allendale County Hospital.

Mrs. Janet Merritt
AMERICUS - Mrs. Janet Scarborough Merritt, one of the first women in the Georgia House of Representatives, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at her residence. Mrs. Merritt, of West Dodson Street, was 91.

Mr. James Redding Jr.
CRESTWOOD, Ky. - Mr. James Philip Redding Jr., 50, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Hospice Palliative Care Unit, Louisville.

Mrs. Adell Stokes
Mrs. Adell L. Stokes, of Madison Avenue, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Larcena Capers
CUMMINGS, S.C. - Mrs. Larcena Capers, 66, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Frances Newman
Mrs. Frances Wolfe Newman, 85, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Nora Griffin
MACON - Mrs. Nora Smith Griffin, 92, of Napier Avenue, died Sunday, July 23, 2000.

Mr. Robert Smith
MIDVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Robert Lee Smith, 55, of Murphy Street, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. James Joyner
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. James N. Joyner, 41, of Leslie Drive, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at Burk County Hospital.

Mr. Jack Hobbs Sr.
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Jack L. Hobbs Sr., 83, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at the Emanuel Medical Center.

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

Mrs. Robin Smith
THOMSON - Mrs. Robin Mae Graves Smith, 55, of Mesenna Road, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Carl Williams
HEPHZIBAH - Mr. Carl Williams, 79, of Kissingbower Road, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mrs. Dolores Sandifer
ULMER, S.C. - Mrs. Dolores Tuten Sandifer, 70, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at Bamberg County Nursing Center, Bamberg.

Becca Moon
Becca Moon, 5, of Martinez, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Julia Dudley
STILLMORE, Ga. - Mrs. Julia P. Dudley, 75, of Savannah Street, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center, Swainsboro.

Mrs. Emma Reese
Mrs. Emma A. Reese, 85, of Hereford Farm Road, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at Medical College Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Nona Harrod
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Nona E. Wren Harrod, 84, of Peachtree Street, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Milton Thomas Sr.

Mrs. Virginia Quarles

Mrs. Janet Merritt

Mr. Wycliffee Capps

Mrs. Emma Reese

Mr. Carl Williams

Mr. Robert Smith

Mr. Henry Parnelle III

Mr. John Williams Jr.

Mr. James Joyner

Mr. James Redding Jr.

Mrs. Louise Fisher

Mrs. Adell Stokes

Mrs. Julia Dudley

Mr. Claude Robertson Sr.

Mr. John Terry Sr.

Mr. Donald Newkirk

Mrs. Reba Pierce

Becca Moon

Mr. B.B. Baxley

Mrs. Frances Newman

Mr. Jack Hobbs Sr.

Mr. James Snow

Mrs. Robin Smith

Mrs. Le Hoang

Mrs. Larcena Capers

Why police couldn't help women
I read recently where it was guaranteed that the police officers who did not respond to the Central Park incident (where women were harassed and assaulted by male packs) would be punished. John Duncan, Waynesboro

Evolution a tool to ruin Christianity
Evolution, the religion of atheism, is the belief in spontaneous generation of life, after which undefined processes and unlimited time eventually produced all species, including mankind. Hubert Baker, Aiken

Toasts of Europe
Two American athletes are the toast of Europe today, and deservedly so. It is hard to overstate the remarkable achievements of golf superstar Tiger Woods and cyclist Lance Armstrong.

Badly taught
Perhaps Georgia students are at the bottom of the education heap because the state's education schools are doing a rotten job of teaching.

How U.S. can break oil addiction
Regarding columnist Walter Williams' July 6 knee-jerk reaction to high oil prices, increased domestic exploration will not have an effect on the problem. Frank Carl, Augusta

Smearing Hillary
Racists. Bigots. Homophobes. Haters. Right-wing extremists. Those are some of the terms the Clintons - or their spin machine - routinely employ to smear their political foes.

Challenging evolutionary theory
Since there are no eyewitnesses, why do we perpetuate 160 years of caustic polemics about origins? If God be God, he needs no defense. Furthermore, science is about quietly asking questions, not about shouting bombastic insults. Tom Zwemer, Augusta

Drug care scare
The problem of prescriptive drug care for the sick and elderly could have been solved by now if President Clinton had gone along last year with the majority recommendations of the bipartisan Medicare Commission.

Beloved doctor's arrest appalls
I was appalled and saddened to read of the arrest of my beloved physician, Dr. Edmund Byne. Cheri Stephenson, Hephzibah

President is lower than Hanoi Jane
I have two questions for the ``gentleman'' who says Bill Clinton only went to England to attend school. James N. Dover, Martinez

Catholics ignore overpopulation
It made sense 1,700 years ago for the Roman Catholic Church to expect the faithful to be fruitful and multiply; it filled the pews, hence the collection plate. W. Stanley Hall, Augusta

NAACP seen as promoting race war
Show me one black who's suffering today because of slavery over a century ago. Instead of looking at the Confederate flag as a symbol of slavery, it should be viewed as a symbol of emancipation that made blacks free Americans by its defeat. H. Alison, Graniteville

Savage Garden concert terrific
I appreciate the write-up about the Savage GardenNine Days concert your newspaper did prior to the concert, but I think that you should have also done an article about the actual concert. The concert was fantastic. Pat Bonds, Augusta

Bus fire drill is to teach safe exits
Regarding the July 13 article, ``Pupil's broken leg spurs lawsuit,'' anytime a student jumps almost three feet to a hard surface, there is a possibility of injury. Bobby Ray Strickland, Grovetown

Truth about the Georgia state flag
I'm concerned about people wanting to change our Georgia state flag. Few people know the facts. Rick Bernardi, North Augusta

Evolution, creationism both theories
``God created evolution. That is all there is to it,'' Richard Baxter writes in his July 10 letter. He also states ``the theory has become a fact.'' Ken Chumbley, Belvedere

Americans would sacrifice again
Re William Blount's July 17 letter: I am part of the World War II generation, as are many others. The American stance may have seemed unusual at that time. Yet, we were in an unique situation. We could not, would not give up. Elizabeth O. Leon, Waynesboro

Why turn lovely lake into mud pit?
Why is the little lake on West Lake Forest Road being drained? By draining it, they turned a beautiful lake into a mud pit. Audrey Kelly, Augusta

Why no blacks helping blacks?
I read with interest the July 11 story on the youth group World Changers that is repairing homes in the Augusta area. I compliment these young people who devote their time and talents to helping others. Edward H. Johnson, Augusta

Dr. Byne innocent of allegations
At a time when it is inexplicably easy to accuse someone of sexual misconduct andor sexual battery, I find it beyond comprehension that the victim of this latest episode could be a person so far above reproach. Diane E. Johnson, Augusta

Rural S.C. recovery
While much of South Carolina has prospered during the 1990s' booming economy, rural areas, as in Georgia, haven't kept pace. Some counties have barely participated in the recovery at all, including Barnwell, Bamberg and Allendale counties.

Overtime: Johnson says he's finished with the 200

Overtime: Ex-Gamecocks arrested for drug trafficking

Races end in rainout

Writer tests honesty of Internet readers
NEW YORK - Is Stephen King trying to kill his publishers? Or just scare the daylights out of them?

Study finds Internet costs state lots in taxes
WASHINGTON -- States and localities will lose between $300 million and $3.8 billion in tax revenue this year because of purchases over the Internet, the General Accounting Office said Monday.

Xtreme movies
NUTTY PROFESSOR II: THE KLUMPS: In an attempt to remove his Buddy Love personality, Dr. Klump extracts the Buddy DNA from his system. But this only leads to Buddy becoming his own person. Buddy and Dr. Klump soon become locked in a race to claim the youth serum the doctor has created, which he hides at his family's home. With Eddie Murphy returning as the cast of Klump characters. Rated PG-13 (for crude humor and sex-related material).

Xtreme movies

Study finds Internet costs state lots in taxes

Writer tests honesty of Internet readers

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