Pitching duo provides stability

Crocs snap Jackets' win streak at four

Braves top Astros in rain-delayed game

Braves notebook: Glavine goes for No. 200 today

Jackets score early in win

Braves notes: Sanders joins already crowded DL

Braves make quick work of Astros

Don't fret over loss of memory

Bank to cut jobs of 10,000

Pocket change

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.

Business briefs

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

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.

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.

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.

On the move

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

Just add customers

Economy slows car sales

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.

SEC notebook: Donnan knows underdog feeling

Two defensive reserves suspended by Holtz

Holtz football clinic attracts women

Some 'brave' MIAs were defectors

Nurse finds Byne allegations absurd

`Jesus Search' disgusting, hurtful

Takes the `grand' out of grand slam

Low voter turnout needs to improve

Attorney defends Judge Cooper

Letter writer misunderstands Bible

Keep judicial center on list

A better Corps plan

Every flag has a place

Fly flags at half-staff for Coverdell

Pagan Left v. `regulars'

Don't champion bad sportsmanship

He's no Stalin, but still rips repeal

Lack of competition hurts airport

Governors' education focus too narrow

Abortions worse than Hitler killings

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Alfredsson, Pak share lead

Frost heats up tourney's new venue

Howell trails by 5 at Deere Classic

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.

Arts Calendar

Float Time

Not every occasion is OK for children

Tattoo testimonials

The Spirit is a gift for each of us

Wet & Wild

Restoring the spirit

Faith digest

Infamous outlaw brings tourist dollars to town

Sky diving gives writer a thrill

Fate of Confederate raider shrouded in mystery

Missionaries readjust to American life while on furlough

Residents turn in 114 guns

Merial expands in Georgia cities

County changes policies

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.

Analysts debate future of prices

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.

Stalking takes toll on pastor

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.

EPA fences Brunswick Superfund site

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Activities abound for GOP delegates

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.

Optimistic delegates shove off

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.

Video poker crosses state border

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Tax break expected to draw shoppers

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aid to help people cool off

Slaying suspect may face death

Across the area

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.

Airport terminal debated

Man dies in I-20 wreck

City maps graves for Internet access

Applicants sought for youth academy

Skiers overcome many obstacles

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.

Woman among nation's oldest

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.

Prank's consequences serious

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.

Green Party takes roots in state

Officials question gambling

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.

Theft leads to prison

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

Attendance concerns Stallions

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.

Making tracks

Augusta holds gun buyback

Consultant seeks MCG alternative

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.

Decaying houses beset neighborhook

Sparrow tosses win for Stallions

Across the area

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.

Delegate departs holding hope

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.

Anderson set for comeback

William Calhoun dies at 81

SRS ruling stands, judge says

Hanspard ready for season

Falcons win preseason match

Falcons, Colts open preseason

Montanna, Lott make Hall's reunion extra special

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Kenneth Kitchens

Mr. Albert Black

Mr. Robert Partlow Jr.

Mr. Leroy Tiller

Mrs. Sophie Bennett

Mr. Conrad Wilson

Mr. Leroy West

Mr. Marion Feagin

Mrs. Georgia Kenney

Mrs. Sarah Jones

Mrs. Kathryn Lemon

Mr. Reeder Stevenson

Mr. James Sandifer

Mr. Thomas Gilchrist

Mrs. Marjorie McNab

Mrs. Geneva Patterson

Mrs. Margaret Harrison

Mr. James Davis

Mr. Ronald Rodgers

Mrs. Elizabeth Harper

Mrs. Mary Robinson

Mrs. Dorothy Robinson

Mr. Kenneth Kitchens Jr.

Mr. Harry Willard Sr.

Mrs. Sarah Ringo

Mr. Marion Feagin

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

`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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Overtime: Duncan signs with Spurs

Area players get exposure at tournament

Augusta's Thornton makes Olympic trials cut

Overtime: Diallo enjoys last laugh in all-star game

Forrest will fight for IBF belt on Aug. 26

Local dam needs traffic

Paddle key to fishing success

Buckarama event this week

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.

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.

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.

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

Uranium miners not warned

Kazakstan destroys last nuclear test facility

Napster wins stay in federal appeals court