The feel of metal

Art exhibits

Latest distillation of Southern music very intoxicating

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.

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

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

Book has Hollywood appeal

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

Upscale restaurant coming to downtown

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.

Club calendar
A listing of clubs in the Augusta area.

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

Event calendar

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.

Concert calendar

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.

Saddle up

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

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.

Club calendar

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.

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

Kids move in new direction

Braves take second straight from Marlins

Jackets, Crocs rained out

Marlins crush Braves

Braves notes

Braves notes

Postcards tell tales of travel

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

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.

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

Busines briefs

Demand for new dollar dwindles

Business briefs

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.

Laundry pill makes return as detergent

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

Spurrier takes jab at Dogs' drought

Voters tab Bulldogs second in SEC East

Don't confuse Christianity with flag

Clintons find mail when they need it

No more airport delays

Tobacco firms unfairly targeted

Saying no to quotas

Regional Senate issues

Good teachers are being turned away

God recalls defective humans

Cigars, anyone?

Roaches may be radioactive

James Brown gets off scot-free

Kids learn not to trust each other

Why are post offices inaccessible?

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.

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

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.

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

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

Carlisle, Bradley earn spots in U.S. Amateur

Woods breaks ranks with actors strike

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

Capsules

Keeping abreast

Teacher training faces new scrutiny

Delegation chairman keeps seat

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.

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.

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

Teen-agers work to clean up city

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

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.

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

Motorist's tip leads to arrest

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.

Loss of evidence sparks FBI probe

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.

Across the area

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Perfect home record on line

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.

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.

County prepares for utility queries

Officials dispute election date

Drought legislation aims to raise loans

Woman recruits city in kitten rescue

State maintains drought status

Inmate's sentence upheld

Stallions' coordinator looking for boisterous fans

Lightning strike survivors cope with death of friend

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.

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.

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.

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 fend off funding accusation

Firm must repay clients $20 million

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.

Cardiac programs pump up

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

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.

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.

City attorney OKs special election date

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.

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.

Past due water bill costs city

Group effort rescues kitten

City votes on sales tax projects

Funding for pupils falls short

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.

SRS welcomes Energy secretary

Across the area

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.

Accidents prompt change to traffic signal

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

SRS spent-fuel division sets safety milestone

State accepts rules for green-space plan

County prepares for utility queries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Mr. Freddie Oakman

Mr. Joseph Cioffi Jr.

Jaret Yarbrough

Mrs. Virginia Tant

Mrs. Lillie Clark

Mr. Wallace Walker

Mr. Joseph Lazenby

Mr. Richard Smith

Mr. Daniel Pierce Sr.

Mrs. Ruby Cooper

Mrs. Judith Wheeler

Ms. Betty Scott

Mrs. Laverne Williams

Mrs. Rebecca Pettway

Mr. James Bryant

Mr. William Seeby

Mrs. Irma Southward

Mr. Robert Jordan

Mr. Robert Smith

Mr. Angus Creech Jr.

Mr. Charles Ayers

Mr. Terry Hudson

Mrs. Lula Kendrick

Rev. Lee Price

Jessica Morris

Mrs. Bonnie Jones

Mrs. Mildred Hiers

Mrs. Zoe Hatcher

Miss Thelma Lawrence

Mr. John Clark

Mr. Lloyd Fowler

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Jarrett having late season surge

NASCAR should scrap templates idea

Participation still burns bright for Athens torch carrier

Overtime: Matchup set for CSRA Classic

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.

Library of Congress told to go digital

FTC approves online privacy plan