Concert calendar
A listing of shows coming to the area this week, and a look ahead.

Kurama diners treated to a show
When people think of dinner and a show, they usually assume that one precedes the other. At Kurama, dinner is the show, and a pretty spectacular one at that.

Event calendar

The feel of metal
HEPHZIBAH - Roger Finch's studio seems a more likely birthplace for engine blocks and perhaps the occasional transmission than carefully crafted works of art.

Concert calendar

Latest distillation of Southern music very intoxicating

Kids move in new direction
When Dana Phelps Marschalk brings her Moving in the Spirit troupe of young dancers to the Greater Augusta Arts Council Arts Infusion showcase Saturday, it will be more than a demonstration of the positive power of dance.

Kurama diners treated to a show

Club calendar
A listing of clubs in the Augusta area.

Upscale restaurant coming to downtown

Kids move in new direction

Club calendar

The feel of metal

Art exhibits

Latest distillation of Southern music very intoxicating
It's a bold move, attempting to distill the ambiguities of Southern music. A brave, bold and perhaps foolhardy move.

Saddle up

Ramblin' Rhodes: Hall will feature guitar pickers
Fans of finger-style guitar pickin' may want to make some quick plans to be in Macon Saturday for an afternoon of free performances at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

Upscale restaurant coming to downtown
Downtown Augusta is bustling, with renovations under way inrestaurants and nightclubs scheduled to open this fall.

Saddle up
Armed with rakes, the children cleaned around the barn at Fort Gordon's Hilltop Riding Stable.

Event calendar
Check out events happening in the Augusta area this week.

Art exhibits
A listing of exhibits coming to the area this week, and a look ahead.

Book has Hollywood appeal
Brewster Milton Robertson signs a copy of his book Rainy Days and Sundays, which deals with the volatile issue of abortion.

Book has Hollywood appeal

Voices in harmony
Part rock 'n' roll revue and part revival meeting, Christian pop act NewSong's Summer Jam 2000 combines the variety of a concert showcase with a message of faith.

Jackets, Crocs rained out

Marlins crush Braves

Braves notes

Braves notes

Braves take second straight from Marlins

Postcards tell tales of travel

Busines briefs

Laundry pill makes return as detergent

Busines briefs
NEW YORK - Investors went on the defensive Thursday, selling shaky technology stocks and loading up on steadier pharmaceutical, utility and oil concerns that do better in a slowing economy.

Web site takes bids on eatery

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.

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

Business briefs

Demand for new dollar dwindles

Demand for new dollar dwindles
If the findings of a recent study are correct, most Americans know there is a new $1 coin and like it but are not using it. Instead, the study suggested, they are hoarding the golden dollar.

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

Spurrier takes jab at Dogs' drought

Voters tab Bulldogs second in SEC East

Roaches may be radioactive

Good teachers are being turned away

Kids learn not to trust each other

Why are post offices inaccessible?

Saying no to quotas

God recalls defective humans

Clintons find mail when they need it

Don't confuse Christianity with flag

No more airport delays

Regional Senate issues

James Brown gets off scot-free

Cigars, anyone?

Tobacco firms unfairly targeted

Garden calendar
The Garden Calendar is a weekly listing of gardening shows, seminars and other activities.

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.

Unwelcomed immigrANTS
Lindsey Pruitt was just 2, playing quietly on a landscape timber in the yard when she began screaming.

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.

Bahia difficult to control, kill
Some gardeners have called recently wanting to know how to get rid of Bahia grass in their lawns.

Woods breaks ranks with actors strike

Carlisle, Bradley earn spots in U.S. Amateur

Postcards tell tales of travel
Your vacation postcards are coming in, particularly travelers Ken and Phyllis Badke and sisters Patsy Spivey and Jeanne Crawford.

Unwelcomed immigrANTS

Bahia difficult to control, kill

Keeping abreast

Capsules

SRS welcomes Energy secretary

Stallions' coordinator looking for boisterous fans

City attorney OKs special election date
NORTH AUGUSTA - Admitting that South Carolina election law was open to two interpretations, North Augusta City Attorney Kelly Zier gave the legal go-ahead for the city to hold the city council special election during the Nov. 7 general election.

County prepares for utility queries

County prepares for utility queries

Drought legislation aims to raise loans

Teen-agers work to clean up city
Dozens of vacant lots no longer have trash and waist-high grass, thanks to the young workers of We Help Out Aiken, or WHOA, as City Manager Robert LeDuc calls the group.

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.

Group effort rescues kitten
Two days of digging by a half-dozen city workers, milling neighbors, animal lovers and waiting TV crews, armed with shovels and finally a backhoe to rescue a trapped kitten on Gerbing Drive, ended happily Thursday.

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.

Across the area

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

SRS spent-fuel division sets safety milestone

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

Inmate's sentence upheld

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.

State funds considered for junkyard cleanup
State funds are one option for removing thousands of scrap tires left behind with other garbage at the bankrupt Goldberg Brothers junkyard, according to Georgia's Environmental Protection Division.

State maintains drought status

SRS welcomes Energy secretary
Bill Richardson heard Thursday what lately has been a rare sound for him - applause.

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

Snack search causes alarm
Devron Hinsey took brand loyalty to a new level Wednesday night.

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 recruits city in kitten rescue

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.

Motorist's tip leads to arrest
A manhunt that began six days ago in connection with the first homicide in years in McCormick County ended Thursday with the arrest of a man in Columbia County.

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.

Across the area

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

State accepts rules for green-space plan

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.

Cardiac programs pump up

Funding for pupils falls short

Funding for pupils falls short
COLUMBIA - South Carolina should be spending nearly twice as much on schools if it expects them to do a quality job, a Denver education finance firm said Thursday.

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.

Delegation chairman keeps seat
AIKEN - State Rep. J. Roland Smith says he wants to continue serving as chairman of the Aiken County delegation.

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.

Across the area
A toddler found wandering in Jones Creek subdivision Tuesday was reunited with his mother Thursday after an investigation by Columbia County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Family and Children Services.

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.

Officials fend off funding accusation
WASHINGTON, Ga. - The former head of Wilkes County's Democratic Party has publicly accused top county officials of violating the Georgia Constitution by using public funds to pave private drives.

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

Motorist's tip leads to arrest

Inmate's sentence upheld
It took a judge less than two weeks to deny the latest appeal by Augusta native and death row inmate Alexander Williams.

Officials dispute election date

Secretary stays quiet about SRS contract
U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson praised Westinghouse Savannah River Co. on Thursday, but said it was too early to renew a deal with the Savannah River Site contractor.

City attorney OKs special election date

Officials fend off funding accusation

Lightning strike survivors cope with death of friend

Loss of evidence sparks FBI probe

Delegation chairman keeps seat

Firm must repay clients $20 million

Perfect home record on line

Group effort rescues kitten

Lightning strike survivors cope with death of friend
SUNBURY, Ga. - The lightning strike had swollen his right hand beyond use, so Gary Moore used his left to punch at his cell phone for help.

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.

Firm must repay clients $20 million
COLUMBIA - South Carolina residents who financed their manufactured homes or home improvement projects through Green Tree Finance or Conseco Finance since 1993 should be getting a large check in the mail in the near future.

Past due water bill costs city

Teen-agers work to clean up city

City votes on sales tax projects

Teacher training faces new scrutiny

Accidents prompt change to traffic signal

Cardiac programs pump up
When they get around to talking about how they spent their summer vacation, teacher Johnny Stokes will have his fourth-grade class beaten hands down.

Defensive line must start anew

Grant injury could end career

Carolina's Grant fractures hip

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

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

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

Mrs. Virginia Tant
BAMBERG, S.C. - Mrs. Virginia Munns Tant, 80, of Oak Street, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Providence Hospital, Columbia.

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

Mr. Wallace Walker
JAMAICA, N.Y. - Mr. Wallace Cleveland Walker, 77, of 159th Street, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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. George Dixon Sr.
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mr. George Dixon Sr., 70, of Middleground Road, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mrs. Lula Kendrick
THOMSON - Mrs. Lula Howard Kendrick, 68, of Pecan Court, died Monday, July 24, 2000, at Windermere Adult Day Health Center, Augusta.

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.

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. Robert Smith
COCHRAN, Ga. - Mr. Robert J. Smith, 76, of Cook Road, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon.

Mr. Freddie Oakman
JAMAICA, N.Y. - Mr. Freddie M. Oakman died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Mr. James Bryant
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mr. James Bryant, 94, of Wilson Road, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Lillie Clark
Mrs. Lillie Clark, of Johnson Avenue, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Joseph Lazenby
THOMSON - Mr. Joseph ``Duke'' Lazenby, 52, of Harrison Drive, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mrs. Laverne Williams
SALLEY - Mrs. Laverne S. Williams, 39, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mr. Lloyd Fowler
Mr. Lloyd R. Fowler, 91, of Evans, died Thursday, July 27, 2000.

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

Jaret Yarbrough
AIKEN - Jaret Thomas Yarbrough, infant son of Kurt and Robin McKinney Yarbrough, of Aspen Court, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mr. Daniel Pierce Sr.
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Daniel F. Pierce Sr., 69, of Sudlow Lake Road, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mrs. Judith Wheeler
EATONTON, Ga. - Mrs. Judith A. Wheeler, 60, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000.

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

Mr. Charles Ayers
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Mr. Charles Henry Ayres, 69, of McCreight Street, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Edgefield County Hospital, Edgefield.

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

Mrs. Irma Southward
Mrs. Irma Mildred Floyd Southward, 86, of Wrightsboro Road, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at University Hospital.

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

Mr. Richard Smith
LANGLEY - Mr. Richard Freddie Smith, 71, of Jackson Street, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. John Clark
Mr. John ``Bubba'' Clark, 80, of Artmus Street, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Jessica Morris
Jessica Cherie Morris, 12, of Tybee Court, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

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

Miss Thelma Lawrence

Mrs. Mildred Hiers

Mr. Robert Smith

Rev. Lee Price

Mrs. Laverne Williams

Mr. James Bryant

Mrs. Irma Southward

Mrs. Virginia Tant

Mrs. Judith Wheeler

Mr. Wallace Walker

Mr. Joseph Cioffi Jr.

Mr. Richard Smith

Mrs. Lula Kendrick

Ms. Betty Scott

Mr. Joseph Lazenby

Mrs. Rebecca Pettway

Jaret Yarbrough

Mr. William Seeby

Mr. Daniel Pierce Sr.

Mr. Robert Jordan

Jessica Morris

Mr. Angus Creech Jr.

Mrs. Ruby Cooper

Mr. Terry Hudson

Mrs. Lillie Clark

Mrs. Bonnie Jones

Mr. Charles Ayers

Mrs. Zoe Hatcher

Mr. Lloyd Fowler

Mr. John Clark

Mr. Freddie Oakman

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.

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

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

Christians don't condemn people
In response to R. Scott Bedford's letter July 23, ``Hateful Christians'': If he finds Christians so hateful, he might want to look inside himself. Most of the time people attack what they do not understand or just because they are so wrapped up in themselves. If the world doesn't ``do it'' their way they tend to blame anyone but themselves.Barbara Mohler, Augusta

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

Good teachers are being turned away
Perhaps Georgia students are at the bottom of the education heap because the local county schools are doing what Gov. Roy Barnes has made them feel forced to do. They are taking tenured physical education teachers that Mr. Barnes has displaced with his new ``let's see how fat our high schoolers can get'' reform bill and placing them into the math and science classrooms. Cherie Lee Portinga, Evans

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

Clintons find mail when they need it
Let's give Hillary Clinton the benefit of the doubt regarding her use of the ``J'' word 26 years ago. Al Kotras, 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

Cigars, anyone?
So President Bill Clinton took the time to scold the troops on Okinawa about their personal conduct. Again the commander in chief leads by example. Pass the cigars. Jim Hartman, 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

Regional Senate issues
Advising, explaining and voting on economic, national and international issues is the most important task for members of Congress.

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.

Download debate
New computer technologies amaze the world seemingly every day. In the past year, the ability to easily rerecord music off the Internet has created a boon for freeloading music collectors, and is the bane of recording artists and companies.

Kids learn not to trust each other
Regarding the July 18 article ``Zero tolerance,'' by no means should any threat from a teen, such as Robert Turner, teacher or anyone be allowed without a slap and a good one.Jeanne Reiter, North Augusta

Send flood complaints to developers
As director of the License and Inspection Department, I believe The Chronicle's July 7 editorial requires a response. Robert H. Sherman III, 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

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.

Tobacco firms unfairly targeted
The July 19 editorial, ``Award up in smoke,'' was a disappointment. Usually, I concur with your opinions. Not this time. Clyde W. Fitzgerald, North Augusta

Jarrett having late season surge

NASCAR should scrap templates idea

Overtime: Matchup set for CSRA Classic

Participation still burns bright for Athens torch carrier

Hybrids school around river buoys

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.

FTC approves online privacy plan
WASHINGTON -- Moving to protect Americans' online privacy, the government has approved a plan by Internet advertisers to regulate what information they gather from Web surfers and how they use it, The Associated Press has learned.

FTC approves online privacy plan

Library of Congress told to go digital