Jackets swat Sand Gnats

Jackets, Crocs rained out

Braves top Marlins

Braves take second straight from Marlins

Braves notes

Web site takes bids on eatery

Laundry pill makes return as detergent

Business briefs

Deere facility nears finish

Business briefs

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks edged higher Tuesday after some strong second-quarter earnings reports gave technology issues a boost and overshadowed investors' latest qualms about inflation.

Deere facility nears finish
The drought has been good news for Deere - John Deere, that is.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Another batch of disappointing earnings reports pushed stock prices lower Wednesday.

Local banks report earnings increases

Local banks report earnings increases
Georgia Bank & Trust Co. and People's Community Bank, two community banks with local headquarters, both reported strong second-quarter earnings.

Web site takes bids on eatery
A foreclosed fast-food restaurant in Wrens is for sale on the World Wide Web.

Laundry pill makes return as detergent
The laundry pill is back. Twenty-two years after Procter & Gamble Co. dropped Salvo - a laundry detergent tablet that failed because it did not dissolve well in the washer - the company is bringing it back.

Spurrier takes jab at Dogs' drought

Problems boost Holtz's candor

QB-short Jackets open v. Hokies

Speedway backers need to speak up

No more airport delays

God recalls defective humans

Where was ACLU in New York case?

Roaches may be radioactive

The Miller pick: Unfair head start

Saying no to quotas

Foster fostered for Ga. House seat

Don't confuse Christianity with flag

Honest Garvin to make a fine sheriff

James Brown gets off scot-free

Doctor's reputation unfairly ruined

Sex abused kids treated unfairly

Why are post offices inaccessible?

Small portions
Calling all snack-food junkies. Now, there's a potato-chip-of-the-month club to satisfy your cravings. Call (800) 313-2332 and receive six bags of chips each month for $16.50 a month plus $5.75 for shipping and handling.

Keeping abreast
Most women are in denial about their bra size. Tricia Champion, divisional fit specialist for Dillard's department stores, says women of all ages are hiding from reality.

Capsules
Are you Mr. Average? If so, you have a 1-in-3 chance of developing heart disease before age 60, a 1-in-4 chance of having high blood pressure, a 1-in-6 chance of developing prostate cancer, a 1-in-12 chance of having a heart attack and a 1-in-22 chance of suffering from depression, according to a statistical portrait in Men's Health magazine.

In the know
Each Wednesday, Price Check offers price comparisons on goods at area stores. This week: office supplies.

Crockpot creation
Your crockpot was a lifesaver in the fall, cooking a warm meal while you were gone all day. But don't keep it sitting on the shelf in the summer just because you usually use it to cook beef stew, pot roast and other hearty cool-weather dishes.

Woods breaks ranks with actors strike

Teen-ager realizing potential

Concorde jetliner crashes outside Paris
There was not immediate word on the fate of the passengers and crew. France's LCI television quoted eyewitnesses as saying the aircraft was not able to gain sufficient altitude before it crashed, and that police were keeping onlookers away from the site. Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

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Small portions

Keeping abreast

Crockpot creation

In the know

Accidents prompt change to traffic signal
Build it, and they will come.Change it, and they will complain. Such is life when you're a traffic engineer trying to cope with commercial congestion along city thoroughfares.

Toddler case gets review
Authorities are still looking into why a toddler was wandering alone through Jones Creek subdivision Tuesday afternoon.

County prepares for utility queries

Past due water bill costs city

Falcons search for redemption

Across the area

State accepts rules for green-space plan

Accidents prompt change to traffic signal

State accepts rules for green-space plan
ATLANTA - The Georgia Board of Natural Resources on Wednesday adopted rules governing the state's new green-space program, designed to encourage counties to preserve 20 percent of their land.

SRS spent-fuel division sets safety milestone

Ex-agent loses bid for pay

Officials dispute election date

State maintains drought status
COLUMBIA - Recent rains have reduced the threat of forest fires, but they haven't come close to alleviating the drought that has parched South Carolina and caused farmers to lose millions.

Loss of evidence sparks FBI probe

Stallions' coordinator looking for boisterous fans

Teacher training faces new scrutiny

City votes on sales tax projects

Students learn ropes of businesses

Thief nabs Funsville dinosaur
At Funsville Fun Park and Arcade, a second extinction of the dinosaurs seems to be occurring.

Officials advised on search

City votes on sales tax projects
Placing a new judicial center on a list of projects to be paid for with sales tax dollars likely will be decided by a narrow margin, based on an informal vote taken at a work session of the Augusta-Richmond County Commission.

GOP foe to Miller debated
ATLANTA - Georgia's eight Republican congressmen met for nearly two hours Tuesday without reaching consensus on who among them should run for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the death of Paul Coverdell.

Drought legislation aims to raise loans
Farmers and ranchers are getting the opportunity to apply for drought relief through low-interest loans, and they may be able to apply for federal drought relief that totals about $450 million.

Woman finds toddler in woods
A toddler found wandering through woods at Jones Creek on Tuesday afternoon was turned over to his grandparents while authorities investigate the incident.

SRS spent-fuel division sets safety milestone
Employees have racked up another safety record at Savannah River Site.

Officials dispute election date
NORTH AUGUSTA - A difference in interpretation of South Carolina election law may have created a hitch in North Augusta's plans to hold a special city council election during the November general election.

Loss of evidence sparks FBI probe
BENTONVILLE, Ark. - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is examining evidence-handling procedures to see whether there was any wrongdoing or miscommunication regarding disposal of cash and a wrapper that were crucial to a Benton County slaying case.

Across the area

Past due water bill costs city
AIKEN - The city of New Ellenton will begin paying water bills to the New Ellenton Commission of Public Works after the settlement of a 2-year-old lawsuit brought by the commission.

GOP foe to Miller debated

SRS cleanup delays raise ire of board

Students learn ropes of businesses
Brad Landrum began working on computers four years ago with his father, who would bring them home from work.

Pit bull puts leash on mail service

Pit bull puts leash on mail service
Rain, sleet or snow may not keep a postman from his appointed rounds, but a mean dog is a different matter.

City orders flags removed from road

Officials advised on search
There is still a chance a successor to Medical College of Georgia President Francis J. Tedesco could be named by the time he plans to retire at the end of the year, officials said.

Houndslake owner revises condo plan

City orders flags removed from road
BLYTHE - Three Confederate flags posted by a South Carolina-based organization at the intersection of Georgia Highway 88 and U.S. Highway 1 were taken down Tuesday because they were there without permission, a city official said.

Woman recruits city in kitten rescue

SRS cleanup delays raise ire of board
Savannah River Site's Citizens Advisory Board has become the latest panel to chastise the U.S. Department of Energy for cleanup delays at the federal nuclear-weapons site.

County prepares for utility queries

Forum identifies area's child advocacy needs
Local child advocates gathered Tuesday morning to compile a priority list of child- and family-related issues to be brought before the General Assembly this fall.

State maintains drought status

Across the area
An Aiken man has been charged in connection with the theft of vehicles found at a McKenzie Lane home, police said.

Drought legislation aims to raise loans

Ex-agent loses bid for pay
COLUMBIA - A former Aiken County undercover narcotics agent who claimed he suffered psychological injuries because a drug dealer threatened to kill him will not receive workers' compensation, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled.

County prepares for utility queries
Like a country getting ready for a battle, Columbia County has its front line of defense ready.

Residents welcome break from heat
Cool weather prevails, but high temperatures will make a sizzling comeback, meteorologists warn.

Across the area
An Augusta man was robbed and cut on the hand Wednesday morning by two intruders who held him and a female friend at knifepoint while they ransacked his house.

Houndslake owner revises condo plan
AIKEN - Developer Peggy Penland is going back to the drawing board with plans for condominiums on an undeveloped hillside at Houndslake after city zoning staff refused to endorse her concept.

Teacher training faces new scrutiny
ATLANTA - Some of Georgia's teacher training programs could lose federal funding, including money for student aid, if they perform poorly on a new federal report card still being hammered out by education leaders from across the state.

McCormick County slaying yields suspect
McCormick County authorities have released a photo of a man wanted in connection with the county's first homicide since fall 1996.

County prepares for utility queries
Like a country getting ready for a battle, Columbia County has its front line of defense ready.

Recycler gives up its permit
The new owners of Alternate Energy Resources plan to surrender the site's state hazardous waste handling permit while raising capital to renovate and improve the Walden Drive facility.

Woman recruits city in kitten rescue
Yvonne Tanner moved heaven and earth - well, mostly earth - Wednesday to try to save the life of a trapped kitten.

Woman finds toddler in woods

Forum identifies area's child advocacy needs

Falcons' Booker opts to stay

Carolina's Grant fractures hip

Dorsey: Falcons search for redemption

Mr. Charlie Holmes
MARTIN, S.C. - Mr. Charlie Holmes, 72, of Carnation Drive, died Saturday, July 23, 2000, at Palmetto Baptist Medical Center, Columbia.

Mrs. Lillie Finch
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Lillie B. Jennings Finch, 88, of North East Street, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Putnam General Hospital, Eatonton.

Ms. Betty Scott
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Ms. Betty J. Scott, 40, of Magnolia Acres, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at Burke County Hospital.

Mr. Eugene Screws
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Eugene Franklin Screws, 66, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Carl Vinson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dublin.

Mr. Angus Creech Jr.
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mr. Angus Creech Jr., 69, of Emerald Lane, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at Pepper Hill Nursing Home, Aiken.

Mr. Oscar Perry
Mr. Oscar Lee Perry, of Audubon Place, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Lynn Vought
AIKEN - Mrs. Lynn Szabo Vought, 53, of Lakeside Drive, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Inez Johnson
Mrs. Inez O. Johnson, 61, of South Kensington Drive, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Johnnie Shaffer
SARDIS, Ga. - Mr. Johnnie W. ``Buck'' Shaffer, 76, of Bargeron Road, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Ruth Dion
AIKEN - Mrs. Ruth Vines Dion, 79, of Clemson Drive, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Rebecca Pettway
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Rebecca Pettway, 74, of Heard Chapel Road, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Eva Cummings
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Eva M. Cummings, 67, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at Oconee Regional Medical Center.

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Burough
Mrs. Elizabeth A. Burough, 68, of Wymberly Drive, Martinez, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Augusta.

Mrs. Mildred Hiers
HILDA, S.C. - Mrs. Mildred LouElla Hartzog Hiers, 77, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Palmetto Baptist Medical Center, Columbia.

Mrs. Mary Kitchens
Mrs. Mary Huffman Kitchens, 83, of Knox Avenue, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Joseph Cioffi Jr.
Mr. Joseph Cioffi Jr., 60, of Martinez, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Myrtle Koon
SALUDA, S.C. - Mrs. Myrtle Rodgers Koon, 73, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000.

Miss Thelma Lawrence
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Miss Thelma Beard Lawrence, 85, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Sylview Health Care Center.

Mrs. Ruth Wingo
Mrs. Ruth T. Wingo, 88, of Stanley Drive, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Johnny Campbell
DENMARK, S.C. - Mr. Johnny Duke Campbell, 68, of Route 2, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, in Winter Haven, Fla.

Mr. Sim Wilkins
THOMSON - Mr. Sim Wilkins, 79, of Perdue Circle, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Bonnie Jones
GRANITEVILLE - Mrs. Bonnie Lou Cook Jones, 77, of B Rennie Street, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. William Frazier
GLADYS, Va. - Mr. William ``Cal'' Frazier, 56, of Collins Ferry Road, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at Lynchburg General Hospital, Lynchburg.

Mr. Charles Weaver
BELVEDERE - Mr. Charles Henry Weaver , 81, of Peach Blossom Street, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Lewis Welch
THOMSON - Mr. Lewis W. ``Bill'' Welch, 67, of Central Road, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Zoe Hatcher
GRANITEVILLE - Mrs. Zoe Audrey Jones Hatcher, 80, of Trolley Line Road, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000.

Mrs. Ruby Cooper
WADLEY, Ga. - Mrs. Ruby Smith Cooper, 93, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Glendale Nursing Home.

Mr. Henry Green
Mr. Henry Green, 92, of Luckey Street, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at Beverly Manor Convalescent Center.

Mr. Robert Jordan
WRENS, Ga. - Mr. Robert Lee Jordan, 57, of East Walker Street, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Lyle Henninger
HEPHZIBAH - Mr. Lyle O. Henninger, 51, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Terry Hudson
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Terry Wayne Hudson, 51, of South East Street, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Helen Crocker
Mrs. Helen K. Crocker, 90, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. William Casteel
HARLEM - Mr. William S. ``Bill'' Casteel, 71, of G.R. Tucker Road, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Augusta.

Mrs. Rosetta Scrutchins
EAST ORANGE, N.J. - Mrs. Rosetta Chinn Scrutchins, of South 17th Street, died Sunday, July 23, 2000.

Mr. William Seeby
AIKEN - Mr. William Wesley ``Willie'' Seeby, 81, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Rev. Lee Price
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mr. Lee More Price, 72, of North Elm Street, died Thursday, July 20, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Bernice Warthen
AUSTELL, Ga. - Mrs. Bernice Bush Warthen, 89, of Presbyterian Village, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000.

Ms. Betty Scott

Miss Thelma Lawrence

Mrs. Rebecca Pettway

Mr. William Casteel

Mrs. Zoe Hatcher

Mr. Charlie Holmes

Mrs. Ruby Cooper

Mrs. Ruth Dion

Mr. Robert Jordan

Mr. Sim Wilkins

Rev. Lee Price

Mr. Eugene Screws

Mrs. Ruth Wingo

Mrs. Emma Reese

Mr. Oscar Perry

Mrs. Inez Johnson

Mr. Joseph Cioffi Jr.

Mr. William Frazier

Mr. William Seeby

Mrs. Bernice Warthen

Mr. Angus Creech Jr.

Mrs. Myrtle Koon

Mr. Terry Hudson

Mr. Henry Green

Mrs. Bonnie Jones

Mrs. Mildred Hiers

Mrs. Rosetta Scrutchins

Mrs. Mary Kitchens

Mr. Lewis Welch

Mrs. Eva Cummings

Mr. Lyle Henninger

Mrs. Elizabeth Burough

Mrs. Helen Crocker

How chamber helps minorities
I read with great interest the July 16 article on diversity and race relations, this month's focus of the Solutions 2000 series.

Saying no to quotas
A federal judge's ruling that race-based admissions policies at the University of Georgia is unconstitutional is correct.

Roaches may be radioactive
Regarding radioactive roaches, if they spray for roaches, aren't they endangering themselves, because the carcasses will still be radioactive and the bugs may die in the walls or other places that humans can't get to? Just becasue they're dead, does that mean that they are no longer radioactive? Frances Ortiz, Augusta

God recalls defective humans
Evolution or created by God? Let's look a bit on ``Created by God, and in the image of God,'' and what's going on today: Roger P Nelms, Aiken

The Miller pick: Unfair head start
Gov. Roy Barnes made the best possible choice for his Democratic Party in picking his predecessor, Zell Miller, to assume the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by Paul Coverdell's unexpected death last week.

NCAA and politics
The NCAA is getting involved in South Carolina's Confederate flag flap, even though the flap has been resolved. What goes?

James Brown gets off scot-free
While reading the newspaper July 15, I came across an article that had a familiar headline: ``Brown accused in attack.'' Howard Boyd, Langley

The Cheney choice
In an age when heroes and patriots are mocked by the political Left, it's refreshing to see a genuine, though unheralded, hero/patriot has been chosen by Texas Gov. George Bush to be his Republican vice presidential running mate.

How chamber helps minorities
I read with great interest the July 16 article on diversity and race relations, this month's focus of the Solutions 2000 series.

Where was ACLU in New York case?
When pitcher John Rocker of the Atlanta Braves described what he saw in New York the thought control people and the ``politically correct'' people had a hissy. James V. Parker, North Augusta

Why are post offices inaccessible?
I have a question. Is the U.S. Post Office exempt from regulations governing handicap access? I'm an individual who requires the use of leg braces and a walker to get around. Frank Greene, Evans

Honest Garvin to make a fine sheriff
I write this letter in response to the remarks made about the candidate for (Richmond County) sheriff, Leon Garvin. I guess I should be neither shocked nor dismayed that it is considered a handicap that Mr. Garvin is a man of integrity, honesty and forthrightness.Elizabeth Woolard, Augusta

No laughing matter to forget clowns
Staff writer Lisa Lohr wrote a July 23 article about the Power Ranger visiting Tyler Schuler, sponsored by the ``Make-a-Wish'' foundation. I believe that this program is absolutely wonderful in fulfilling children's dreams in critical situations. Della Hendrix, Martinez

Aiken Judge Cooper is no Judge Ito
Regarding July 19 Chronicle editorial, entitled ``Aiken's Judge Ito,'' you are ignorant about how the justice system works in our country. If you want to blame something for the terrible delays we've encountered in the trial of Arthur Hastings Wise, then educate yourself and blame the system and our lawmakers, not a judge who is assigned late in the case and has to deal with, among many other things, the suspension of one of the attorneys in the 11th hour of preparation. There were delays before Judge Thomas Cooper was assigned this case, and all for good cause. Brenda Douglas, Aiken

Don't confuse Christianity with flag
P.K. Fitzgerald's July 19 letter shocked me. He should be ashamed of himself. Why does he want to start another Civil War? That was one of the bloodiest wars America was involved in. This isn't about the North or the South anymore. We are the United States. Do you think that this injustice is happening only in the South? The Supreme Court's ruling affects all of the U.S. Leigh A. White, Aiken

Doctor's reputation unfairly ruined
Regarding The Augusta Chronicle news story concerning Dr. Edmund Byne, I do not know him. I have no idea as to his guilt or innocence. Since your report came out, I have learned that he has been considered a person of integrity and has been heavily involved in his church and in mission work for many years.William E. Goss, Appling

Sex abused kids treated unfairly
I'm concerned about the rights of children. I'm also a mother. My concern is with the judicial system. Marie Jones, Hephzibah

Foster fostered for Ga. House seat
It is with great pleasure that I write to you in support of my friend and little buddy, Cherie Foster. I served with her on the Richmond County Board of Education for several years. I have come to know and respect her as being a person of high moral character and values. Ms. Foster has always been there to answer questions to help teachers, parents and especially the children. She is willing to listen to her constituents and to help with their concerns. B.J. Annis, Augusta

Speedway backers need to speak up
The only reason a resident here keeps complaining about Eagle Speedway is that he is against any aspect of the sport. James Loveless, Grovetown

No more airport delays
Augusta Aviation Commission members are smart to look at other communities and other airports as they compare the current plan for expansion at Augusta Regional Airport. But they ought to look at comparable communities, with similar economic profiles.

Thornton eyes spot on squad

NASCAR should scrap templates idea

Jarrett having late season surge

Participation still burns bright for Athens torch carrier

Overtime: Ga. Southern top choice in SoCon

Library of Congress told to go digital
WASHINGTON -- The world's biggest library could turn into just a ``museum of books'' unless it gets started this year on long-range plans to collect and secure the rising flood of digital information, a federal advisory panel said Wednesday.

Amazon's president moves to VerticalNet
SEATTLE (AP) - Joseph Galli, who brought business discipline to Amazon.com in the past year as its president, is leaving to run a business-to-business Web company. Chairman Jeff Bezos will again be president of Amazon.

Library of Congress told to go digital

Amazon's president moves to VerticalNet