Braves notes

Jackets swat Sand Gnats

Braves take second straight from Marlins

Braves top Marlins

Jackets, Crocs rained out

Deere facility nears finish

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.

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.

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.

Local banks report earnings increases

Laundry pill makes return as detergent

Business briefs

Web site takes bids on eatery

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

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

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

Problems boost Holtz's candor

QB-short Jackets open v. Hokies

Spurrier takes jab at Dogs' drought

Where was ACLU in New York case?

God recalls defective humans

Honest Garvin to make a fine sheriff

Don't confuse Christianity with flag

Saying no to quotas

Speedway backers need to speak up

The Miller pick: Unfair head start

Sex abused kids treated unfairly

No more airport delays

Roaches may be radioactive

James Brown gets off scot-free

Doctor's reputation unfairly ruined

Why are post offices inaccessible?

Foster fostered for Ga. House seat

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Teen-ager realizing potential

Woods breaks ranks with actors strike

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

Crockpot creation

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Keeping abreast

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

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.

Officials dispute election date

SRS spent-fuel division sets safety milestone

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

Teacher training faces new scrutiny

City orders flags removed from road

Students learn ropes of businesses

County prepares for utility queries

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.

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.

Officials advised on search

Across the area

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.

Pit bull puts leash on mail service

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.

Woman recruits city in kitten rescue

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

Accidents prompt change to traffic signal

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.

Past due water bill costs city

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.

State maintains drought status

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.

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

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.

Falcons search for redemption

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

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.

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.

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.

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

GOP foe to Miller debated

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.

Forum identifies area's child advocacy needs

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.

Loss of evidence sparks FBI probe

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.

State accepts rules for green-space plan

Woman finds toddler in woods

Across the area

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.

City votes on sales tax projects

Drought legislation aims to raise loans

SRS cleanup delays raise ire of board

Ex-agent loses bid for pay

Stallions' coordinator looking for boisterous fans

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

County prepares for utility queries

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.

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

Dorsey: Falcons search for redemption

Carolina's Grant fractures hip

Falcons' Booker opts to stay

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Robert Jordan
WRENS, Ga. - Mr. Robert Lee Jordan, 57, of East Walker Street, died Sunday, July 23, 2000, at his 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. Terry Hudson
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Terry Wayne Hudson, 51, of South East Street, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital.

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

Mr. Robert Jordan

Mr. Angus Creech Jr.

Mr. Oscar Perry

Mr. William Frazier

Mrs. Bonnie Jones

Mr. Joseph Cioffi Jr.

Mrs. Eva Cummings

Mrs. Rebecca Pettway

Ms. Betty Scott

Mr. Lewis Welch

Mr. Terry Hudson

Mr. William Casteel

Mr. Sim Wilkins

Mr. Charlie Holmes

Mrs. Mary Kitchens

Mrs. Ruth Dion

Mrs. Elizabeth Burough

Mrs. Helen Crocker

Mrs. Ruby Cooper

Mr. Eugene Screws

Mr. William Seeby

Mrs. Emma Reese

Miss Thelma Lawrence

Mrs. Inez Johnson

Rev. Lee Price

Mrs. Bernice Warthen

Mrs. Zoe Hatcher

Mrs. Myrtle Koon

Mrs. Rosetta Scrutchins

Mr. Henry Green

Mrs. Ruth Wingo

Mrs. Mildred Hiers

Mr. Lyle Henninger

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Participation still burns bright for Athens torch carrier

NASCAR should scrap templates idea

Jarrett having late season surge

Thornton eyes spot on squad

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