Braves notebook: Glavine goes for No. 200 today

Jackets score early in win

Braves make quick work of Astros

Braves notes: Sanders joins already crowded DL

Pitching duo provides stability

Crocs snap Jackets' win streak at four

Braves top Astros in rain-delayed game

Don't fret over loss of memory

Pocket change

Business briefs

Economy slows car sales

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Technology stocks slid again Friday, hurtling the Nasdaq composite index down 10 percent for the week.

Just add customers
For about $300,000, father-and-son fast-food owners Ralph and Robert Black bought a used Checkers building and had it moved to Augusta on two flatbed trucks.

Bank to cut jobs of 10,000

Just add customers

On the move
Krista S. Wight has joined the firm Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP as a supervisor in the audit department.

On the move

Business briefs
Taylor Toyota has achieved top performance status and earned the silver level distinction in the 1999 Dealer Performance Challenge/Toyota Quality Dealer Certification Program from the Southeast Toyota Distributors Inc. for continuous commitment toward maintaining its facility, operating the dealership in best practices and with high regard for customer satisfaction.

Economy slows car sales
Higher interest rates, gas price increase take toll on first-quarter boom of automobile marketDamon ClineStaff WriterA cooler economy, rising interest rates and an increase in gasoline prices have helped slow new-car sales from a record pace during the first quarter.

Pocket change
AUTOMATIC MOWER: If George Jetson had a lawn, he'd use a Robomow to cut it. The new robotic mower will cut a lawn the size of a tennis court automatically, without the owner having to lift a finger.

Bank to cut jobs of 10,000
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Bank of America Corp. said Friday it would cut as many as 10,000 jobs as it changes its focus from growing through mergers to becoming more profitable through use of technology and operating efficiency.

Holtz football clinic attracts women

Two defensive reserves suspended by Holtz

SEC notebook: Donnan knows underdog feeling

He's no Stalin, but still rips repeal

`Jesus Search' disgusting, hurtful

Abortions worse than Hitler killings

Keep judicial center on list

Every flag has a place

Don't champion bad sportsmanship

Fly flags at half-staff for Coverdell

Letter writer misunderstands Bible

Nurse finds Byne allegations absurd

Governors' education focus too narrow

Pagan Left v. `regulars'

Low voter turnout needs to improve

Some 'brave' MIAs were defectors

Takes the `grand' out of grand slam

A better Corps plan

Attorney defends Judge Cooper

Lack of competition hurts airport

Wet & Wild
ON THE SNAKE RIVER, Ore. - A white wall of water smashes against the 40-foot jetboat as it zigzags across the mighty Snake River, sending it careening toward a rock the size of a bus.

Tattoo testimonials
Michael Pitcher remembers his son Jonathan's first tattoo machine - a ball-point pen casing, some batteries and needles.

The Spirit is a gift for each of us
John the Baptist declared, ``I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance; but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear; he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire'' (Matthew 3:11).

Arts Calendar
The Arts Calendar is a list of performance series and events in Augusta and Aiken.

Infamous outlaw brings tourist dollars to town
KEARNEY, Mo. - Towns where a notorious criminal once lived usually don't want to be remembered for the connection. Residents generally don't like thousands of people making pilgrimages to the birthplace of a brutal killer.

Float Time
Jumping out of a fully functioning airplane may sound a little irrational to some, but each year U.S. sky divers perform more than 3 million jumps - by choice.

T-shirt contest
Old concert T-shirts are hot sellers in vintage clothing stores in New York and Los Angeles. That trend, and the upcoming Lynyrd Skynyrd-Pat Travers concert at Fort Gordon's Barton Field on Aug. 13, got us wondering who has resisted the urge to throw out those faded, shrunken remnants of their glory days? To find out, we're conducting a concert T-shirt contest.

Sky diving gives writer a thrill
People view my jump in one of two ways: Some say it was the bravest thing I've ever done, while others say it was the stupidest. I tend to fall somewhere in the middle, so to speak.  View the photo gallery

Faith digest
Some 1,200 members of the Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research, based in Los Angeles, are holding a state conference at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel and Convention Center, 2 10th St.

Restoring the spirit
Bryan and Rhonda Matthews have found an earthly refuge, which keeps them mindful of their spiritual purpose.

Missionaries readjust to American life while on furlough
Most shoppers in a mega-convenience store zip down its long rows without a second thought, but missionaries on leave from the Philippines are not everyday customers.

Not every occasion is OK for children
Dear Carson: My husband and I are having a semiformal anniversary party. Most of our friends have small children, whom they bring to all parties.

Fate of Confederate raider shrouded in mystery
Near the end of the Civil War, gangs of "border outlaws" roamed the rugged backcountry of the divided nation's heartland, robbing, burning and killing all who got in their way.

Howell trails by 5 at Deere Classic

Frost heats up tourney's new venue

Alfredsson, Pak share lead

Don't fret over loss of memory
There I was. Staring at the telephone receiver in my hand and trying to remember my office phone number - a number I probably call six times a day, and volunteer to others twice that much.

Aid to help people cool off
AIKEN - Georgia and South Carolina are getting $6 million in federal assistance to help the elderly, poor and disabled cool their homes this summer. Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Video poker crosses state border
Dana Mills knew opening her own business would be a gamble. Now, she's giving her customers a chance to get in on the action.

Augusta holds gun buyback
Richmond County Sheriff's deputies collected 114 firearms Saturday as part of Augusta's first gun buyback program. Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Applicants sought for youth academy
More than 50 people are sought to fill positions at Augusta's new National Guard Youth Challenge Academy.

Float Time

Faith digest

Wet & Wild

The Spirit is a gift for each of us

Infamous outlaw brings tourist dollars to town

Arts Calendar

Sky diving gives writer a thrill

Restoring the spirit

Not every occasion is OK for children

Tattoo testimonials

Fate of Confederate raider shrouded in mystery

Missionaries readjust to American life while on furlough

Residents turn in 114 guns

Airport terminal debated

EPA fences Brunswick Superfund site

EPA fences Brunswick Superfund site
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Two miles of fencing costing more than $100,000 is going up around the Brunswick Wood Preserving Superfund site to keep trespassers off the contaminated grounds.

Consultant seeks MCG alternative

Theft leads to prison
Stealing led to prison time for a number of people Friday, including a man who helped himself to the money of a seizure victim.

Activities abound for GOP delegates

Judge gives defendants jail time, probation
Stealing led to prison time for a number of people Friday, including a man who helped himself to the money of a seizure victim.

Merial expands in Georgia cities

City maps graves for Internet access
Jerry Murphy hears dead people. For the past 17 years, they have spoken to him through almost 200 years of city cemetery records.

Making tracks
The Augusta Chronicle, the state Department of Transportation and city traffic engineers want to keep Augustans informed about when and where road work is scheduled to occur. An updated list of area road projects for the week appears Sundays in The Chronicle.

Green Party takes roots in state
They're not on the state ballot, they don't have the financial support their opponents enjoy and, aside from Ralph Nader, they don't have the name recognition needed to galvanize and attract voters.

Delegate departs holding hope
CLEARWATER - Susan Swanson is on her way to the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, and she says she's traveling with high hopes.

Across the area
While admitting no liability or fault, the government has settled a medical malpractice lawsuit for $750,000, a settlement accepted by the federal judge Friday.

Decaying houses beset neighborhook

Prank's consequences serious
In an instant, 16-year-old Jerald Wells and his friend were spinning out of control toward a tree, all because of a summertime prank.

Anderson set for comeback

Woman among nation's oldest
THOMSON - In 1881, President James Garfield was assassinated, Billy the Kid was gunned down in New Mexico territory, Sitting Bull surrendered, and Alberta Davis was born.

SRS ruling stands, judge says

Man dies in I-20 wreck
One man was killed and one was seriously injured Friday at a state Department of Transportation work site on Interstate 20 in McDuffie County when a tractor-trailer struck an asphalt spreader and flipped on top of it.

Stalking takes toll on pastor

Stalking takes toll on pastor
The Rev. Cesar Brooks thought he was looking into the face of evil. At the end of a service a few Sundays ago, he asked his congregation to pray. But a man just a few rows from the front refused and stared at the pastor of First Family Church of Augusta.

City maps graves for Internet access

Skiers overcome many obstacles
COLUMBIA - Smiles and laughter were plentiful at Lake Murray on Friday as disabled children and adults rode the waves at the sixth annual ``Wee Can Ski'' outing.

Consultant seeks MCG alternative
A year ago, concerned about the tremendous demands of his job and potential problems with his multiple sclerosis, Medical College of Georgia President Francis J. Tedesco told University System of Georgia Chancellor Stephen Portch he might take early retirement if available.

William Calhoun dies at 81
Augusta lawyer and longtime city politician William C. Calhoun died Friday morning at age 81.

Decaying houses beset neighborhook
Like crumbling tombstones in a neglected graveyard, a row of condemned houses haunts the end of Eighth Street closest to Laney-Walker Boulevard.  View the photo gallery

SRS ruling stands, judge says
A federal judge will not reconsider her earlier decision to deny class-action status to a racial-discrimination lawsuit against four Savannah River Site contractors.

Making tracks

Merial expands in Georgia cities
ATLANTA - A leading international animal-health company is expanding its research operations in Athens and bringing its North American headquarters to Atlanta's northern suburbs, Gov. Roy Barnes announced Friday.

Aid to help people cool off

Man dies in I-20 wreck

Across the area

Officials question gambling
Dana Mills knew opening her own business would be a gamble. Now, she's giving her customers a chance to get in on the action.

Delegate departs holding hope

Applicants sought for youth academy

William Calhoun dies at 81

Theft leads to prison

Prank's consequences serious

Activities abound for GOP delegates
ATLANTA - Even political junkies might need some respite from the endless networking and speeches of this week's Republican National Convention.

Green Party takes roots in state

Optimistic delegates shove off
ATLANTA - It's like a trip to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., would be for a baseball fan.

Across the area

Analysts debate future of prices
ATLANTA - A growing number of experts are beginning to say that the promises of Georgia's natural gas deregulation - many suppliers to chose from, lower prices and improved service - may never fully materialize.

Sparrow tosses win for Stallions

Woman among nation's oldest

Newborn found dead in cabinet
Investigators from the Richmond County Sheriff's Department and coroner's office are trying to find out why a newborn baby girl was wrapped in towels and stuffed into a cabinet below a bathroom sink.

Slaying suspect may face death

Across the area
A pony found injured in McBean late Friday lived through the night at the Richmond County Animal Shelter but died Saturday morning.

Airport terminal debated
If Augusta Aviation officials want to build Augusta Regional Airport's new terminal in the center of Bush Field, it will cost twice as much as the terminal expansion plan on the drawing board, airport engineers said Friday.

Residents turn in 114 guns
Richmond County Sheriff's deputies collected 114 firearms Saturday as part of Augusta's first gun buyback program.

Officials question gambling

Tax break expected to draw shoppers
South Carolina's upcoming ``sales tax holiday'' on back-to-school items is creating a retail bonanza that will rival the day after Thanksgiving, retailers say.

Analysts debate future of prices

County changes policies
In the coming school year, violations of Columbia County school system's code of conduct could carry different punishments depending on the age of the offender.

Augusta holds gun buyback

County changes policies

Attendance concerns Stallions

Slaying suspect may face death
ATHENS, Ga. - Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Bob Lavender is considering whether to seek the death penalty against an Elbert County man indicted in connection with the March 13 fatal shooting of an Elberton couple.

Tax break expected to draw shoppers

Aid to help people cool off
AIKEN - Georgia and South Carolina are getting $6 million in federal assistance to help the elderly, poor and disabled cool their homes this summer.

Skiers overcome many obstacles

Video poker crosses state border

Optimistic delegates shove off

Hanspard ready for season

Falcons, Colts open preseason

Montanna, Lott make Hall's reunion extra special

Falcons win preseason match

Mrs. Elizabeth Harper
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Elizabeth Gadberry Harper, 87, of North Hills Drive, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Sterling House.

Mr. Albert Black
WILLISTON, S.C. - Mr. Albert Boyd Black, 75, died Friday, July 28, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Kenneth Kitchens
THOMSON - Mr. Kenneth T. Kitchens, 31, of Washington Road, died Friday, July 28, 2000, at McDuffie County Regional Medical Center.

Mr. James Davis
AIKEN - Mr. James Gordon Davis, 63, of Eve Street, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Reeder Stevenson
AIKEN - Mr. Reeder Clark Stevenson, 63, of Richardson Lane, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Doris Carpenter
BELVEDERE - Mrs. Doris Whitt Farrow Carpenter, 71, of Bryant Avenue, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Kenneth Kitchens Jr.
THOMSON - Mr. Kenneth T. Kitchens Jr., 31, of Washington Road, died Friday, July 28, 2000, at McDuffie County Regional Medical Center.

Mr. John Snyder Sr.
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. John Clifford Snyder Sr., 61, of Lake Drive, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Ellner Young
WADLEY, Ga. - Mrs. Ellner Young, 89, of Young Street, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at South Point Hospital, Cleveland.

Mr. Harry Willard Sr.
GALVESTON, Texas - Mr. Harry Willard Sr., 68, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000.

Mr. William Calhoun
Mr. William Cozart Calhoun, 81, of Augusta, died Friday, July 28, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Geneva Patterson
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mrs. Geneva Green Patterson, 69, of Gadson-Morris Road, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at Bamberg County Nursing Home, Bamberg.

Mrs. Sarah Ringo
BATH - Mrs. Sarah Diane Kirby Ringo, 48, of Turner Street, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Sarah Jones
PORTAL, Ga. - Mrs. Sarah Davis Jones, 57, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at East Georgia Medical Center, Statesboro.

Mrs. Margaret Harrison
KITE, Ga. - Mrs. Margaret Lucille Harrison, 74, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Washington Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.

Mrs. Marion Gilpin
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Marion Gilpin, 80, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Keysville Convalescent and Nursing Center, Keysville.

Mr. Marion Feagin
GLOVERVILLE - Mr. Marion Harvey Feagin, 75, of Oak Street, died Thursday, July 28, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mrs. Dorothy Robinson
Mrs. Dorothy N. ``Dot'' Robinson, 71, of Wrightsboro Road, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Mary Robinson
BRONX, N.Y. - Mrs. Mary Robinson, 84, of East 170th Street, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Leroy West
THOMSON - Mr. Leroy ``Pig'' West, 67, of Walnut Street, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Sophie Bennett
LANGLEY - Mrs. Sophie M. Bennett, 81, of Huber Clay Road, died Friday, July 28, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Marion Feagin
GLOVERVILLE - Mr. Marion Harvey Feagin, 75, of Oak Street, died Thursday, July 28, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mr. Conrad Wilson
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Conrad ``Lucky'' Wilson, died Saturday July 29, 2000, at Swainsboro Nursing Home.

Mr. Ronald Rodgers
Mr. Ronald Pascal Rodgers, 58, of Walton Way, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. James Sandifer
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mr. James B. Sandifer, 71, died Saturday, July 29, 2000.

Ms. Virginia Watson
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Ms. Virginia Shearouse Watson, 83, died Friday, July 28, 2000, at National Health Care Center.

Mrs. Georgia Kenney
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Mrs. Georgia P. Kenney, died Friday, July 28, 2000, at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Center.

Mrs. Sheila Minkoff
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Mrs. Sheila R. Goldberg Minkoff, 81, died Friday, July 28, 2000.

Mr. Robert Partlow Jr.
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. Robert Frank Partlow Jr., 50, of Rowland-York Drive, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at Thomson Manor Nursing Home, Thomson.

Mr. John Brown
WILLISTON, S.C. - Mr. John Henry Brown, 40, of Aiken, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Marjorie McNab
Mrs. Marjorie E. McNab, of Augusta, died Saturday, July 29, 2000 at her residence.

Mr. Thomas Gilchrist
PLUM BRANCH, S.C. - Mr. Thomas Gilchrist, 64, of Gilchrist Road, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Self Memorial Hospital, Greenwood.

Mr. Leroy Tiller
Mr. Leroy Tiller, 49, of Augusta, died Friday, July 28, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Kathryn Lemon
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mrs. Kathryn Craven Lemon, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at Laurel Crest Retirement Home.

Mr. James Davis

Mr. Ronald Rodgers

Mrs. Sophie Bennett

Mr. Marion Feagin

Mrs. Geneva Patterson

Mrs. Elizabeth Harper

Mr. Harry Willard Sr.

Mrs. Dorothy Robinson

Mr. Kenneth Kitchens

Mr. Leroy Tiller

Mrs. Sarah Jones

Mr. Leroy West

Mr. Robert Partlow Jr.

Mr. Marion Feagin

Mr. Kenneth Kitchens Jr.

Mrs. Sarah Ringo

Mr. Reeder Stevenson

Mrs. Kathryn Lemon

Mr. James Sandifer

Mr. Albert Black

Mrs. Marjorie McNab

Mrs. Mary Robinson

Mr. Thomas Gilchrist

Mrs. Georgia Kenney

Mrs. Margaret Harrison

Mr. Conrad Wilson

Kent: The Zell factor; Coverdell's final strategy
THE APPOINTMENT by Gov. Roy Barnes of his predecessor and fellow Democrat to succeed the late Sen. Paul Coverdell, R-Ga., continues to get tongu

Sisler: It's everyone's fault except my own
BOB COSTAS should have been chosen as the commissioner of baseball. Someone needs to get the game under control and baseball back to being baseball. I'd take the job if they'd offer it, but I would lobby strongly for a few rule changes.

Don't champion bad sportsmanship
Re Rick Dorsey's July 22 column: Sandra Cole, Augusta

Every flag has a place
The Heritage Preservation Association may think it is clever to post Confederate flags near the intersection of Georgia Highway 88 and U.S. Highway 1, but the group's reasoning just doesn't fly.

Quit waving the Confederate flag
I'm not African-American, but I'm tired of the pity parties Confederate flag lovers are having. I can't understand why white people are surprised that black people have the same feeling toward the Confederate flag that Jews have toward the Nazi flag. Howard Blanchard. Martinez

Get SRS cleanup on track
When two prestigious, impartial advisory boards scold the Department of Energy for being lax about Savannah River Site cleanup delays, it's time for the public to take notice.

Kent: The Zell factor; Coverdell's final strategy
THE APPOINTMENT by Gov. Roy Barnes of his predecessor and fellow Democrat to succeed the late Sen. Paul Coverdell, R-Ga., continues to get tongu

A better Corps plan
The new U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' shoreline management plan for Thurmond Lake is now available for public review and comment.

Governors' education focus too narrow
I read with interest the July 21 article, ``Barnes targets out-of-field teaching.'' The governor pinpointed critical concerns of all professional educators; but his focus is much too narrow.Andy Baumgartner, Augusta

Pagan Left v. `regulars'
What's this? A California congresswoman planning a big Aug. 15 Democratic fund-raising bash at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles? Can't you just picture Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore cavorting with Burt Reynolds types at the mansion, replete with Playboy bunnies, in a scenario reminiscent of those degenerate scenes in the movie Boogie Nights?

Libraries can ban porn
South Carolina Attorney General Charlie Condon sounds the right note when he urges public libraries to screen out pornographic Web sites on their Internet computers, though we don't think it's his job as the state's top cop to enforce such screening.

Nurse finds Byne allegations absurd
I read with interest the July 24 letter by Diane Johnson regarding the accusations against Dr. Edmund Byne and I agree with everything she said. Not only have I been a patient of his, but I've had the privilege of working with Dr. Byne as a nurse. Janet Hall, Augusta

Why won't Pat lock 'n' load?
The biggest problem for political parties that aren't Democrat or Republican is to get enough national media exposure to command the attention of the voting public.

He's no Stalin, but still rips repeal
Regarding the proposed repeal of the inheritance tax, several letters have lumped me with Lenin, Marx, Stalin, Mao and Castro for writing ``in an ideal society, each newborn would be greeted with an equal opportunity to succeed. Repealing the inheritance tax would be a step back from the ideal.'' Victor Reilly, Aiken

Letter writer misunderstands Bible
I am responding to Hoyt Goodson's July 20 letter regarding ``The inferiority of women.'' Mr. Goodson has made yet another feeble attempt at making Southern Baptists look like insensitive, condescending lords over the women in their lives. Michael E. Pitcher, Evans

Abortions worse than Hitler killings
Partial-birth abortion is a horrible procedure that doctors use to kill babies. The baby has exited the womb except for the head. The doctor stabs the baby in the head and then sucks out the brains, ensuring death. Billy Bedgood, Martinez

Some 'brave' MIAs were defectors
In 1967-68 I was assigned, after recovering from an injury in Vietnam, to a company in Camp Zama, Japan. As the first sergeant, my duties were to oversee soldiers who were treated for their wounds in the hospital and released to me for rehabilitation/reconditioning to include psychology work-ups and mental evaluations to determine if they could return to Vietnam to complete their tour of duty. Joseph Diggs Sr., Augusta

Sisler: It's everyone's fault except my own
BOB COSTAS should have been chosen as the commissioner of baseball. Someone needs to get the game under control and baseball back to being baseball. I'd take the job if they'd offer it, but I would lobby strongly for a few rule changes.

Low voter turnout needs to improve
Now that this round of elections is over, we must congratulate the winners and not be too unforgiving of the losers, as without the two parties in the running, we would be unable to generate the necessary heat and enthusiasm to get any voters out. K.G. Watson, Augusta

Lack of competition hurts airport
On July 20, letter writer K. Jeter raised concerns about spending money on an expansion project at Bush Field before leaders can figure out why an airline ticket out of Augusta can be sometimes hundreds of dollars more than the same ticket purchased at Atlanta's international airport.Nick Reece, Augusta

Attorney defends Judge Cooper
The July 19 ``Aiken's Judge Ito?'' editorial was well written and hit the bull's eye. However, the bull's eye was hung on the wrong person.James B. Huff, North Augusta

Fly flags at half-staff for Coverdell
After the governor of Georgia asked that state flags be flown at half-staff in respect for the late U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell, R-Ga., why did I see only a few do so in Richmond and Burke counties? Harold L. Herrington Jr., Waynesboro

`Jesus Search' disgusting, hurtful
Regarding ABC's The Search for Jesus, what were they looking for? They need to go no deeper than their own heart to find Jesus. I can only pray for those who were involved in any way with the program. How can anyone with a ``mustard seed'' of faith belittle Jesus to our human level? Sandra Sewell, Evans

Keep judicial center on list
The time is now for the Augusta Commission to decide the projects to be paid for by renewing the local special option sales tax. The matter will be placed in front of voters in a special Sept. 19 referendum, but only if commissioners come to agreement on prioritizing the projects - and soon.

Takes the `grand' out of grand slam
Bobby Jones, by all accounts, was perhaps the most polite competitor in all of sport. In his later years, however, there was one thing, of which I have read, that would not fail to arouse his ire. This would occur when someone would misuse the term ``grand slam.''Ross Snellings, Augusta

Area players get exposure at tournament

Forrest will fight for IBF belt on Aug. 26

Overtime: Duncan signs with Spurs

Overtime: Diallo enjoys last laugh in all-star game

Augusta's Thornton makes Olympic trials cut

Buckarama event this week

Local dam needs traffic

Paddle key to fishing success

Pennsylvania company recalling beef
WASHINGTON (AP) - Moyer Packing Co. of Souderton, Pa., is recalling some 346,700 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with potentially deadly E. coli bacteria, the Agriculture Department said Saturday.

Kazakstan destroys last nuclear test facility
POLYGON NUCLEAR TEST SITE, Kazakstan (AP) - An international team of scientists destroyed the last of Kazakstan's nuclear test facilities Saturday, scratching the Central Asian nation from the list of nuclear-capable countries.

Uranium miners not warned
COVE, Ariz. (AP) - Inside the stifling cinderblock house of Dorothy Joe, nothing moves but waves of grief.

Napster wins stay in federal appeals court
SAN FRANCISCO -- Two federal appeals judges Friday granted Napster Inc. a stay allowing the wildly popular music trading service to remain online -- at least temporarily.

Kazakstan destroys last nuclear test facility

Uranium miners not warned

Napster wins stay in federal appeals court