Crocs snap Jackets' win streak at four

Braves make quick work of Astros

Braves top Astros in rain-delayed game

Braves notes: Sanders joins already crowded DL

Braves notebook: Glavine goes for No. 200 today

Pitching duo provides stability

Jackets score early in win

Don't fret over loss of memory

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
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.

Business briefs

Economy slows car sales

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.

Pocket change

Bank to cut jobs of 10,000

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

Just add customers

SEC notebook: Donnan knows underdog feeling

Holtz football clinic attracts women

Two defensive reserves suspended by Holtz

Fly flags at half-staff for Coverdell

He's no Stalin, but still rips repeal

Low voter turnout needs to improve

Takes the `grand' out of grand slam

Every flag has a place

Nurse finds Byne allegations absurd

A better Corps plan

Attorney defends Judge Cooper

Lack of competition hurts airport

`Jesus Search' disgusting, hurtful

Some 'brave' MIAs were defectors

Abortions worse than Hitler killings

Keep judicial center on list

Don't champion bad sportsmanship

Letter writer misunderstands Bible

Governors' education focus too narrow

Pagan Left v. `regulars'

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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).

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Tattoo testimonials

Not every occasion is OK for children

Wet & Wild

Fate of Confederate raider shrouded in mystery

The Spirit is a gift for each of us

Arts Calendar

Sky diving gives writer a thrill

Infamous outlaw brings tourist dollars to town

Restoring the spirit

Float Time

Faith digest

Missionaries readjust to American life while on furlough

Delegate departs holding hope

Sparrow tosses win for Stallions

SRS ruling stands, judge says

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.

Decaying houses beset neighborhook

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.

William Calhoun dies at 81

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.

Residents turn in 114 guns

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.

Across the area

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.

Woman among nation's oldest

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.

Merial expands in Georgia cities

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.

Stalking takes toll on pastor

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

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

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.

Attendance concerns Stallions

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.

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.

Skiers overcome many obstacles

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.

Slaying suspect may face death

Making tracks

EPA fences Brunswick Superfund site

Anderson set for comeback

Airport terminal debated

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.

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.

Prank's consequences serious

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.

Green Party takes roots in state

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.

City maps graves for Internet access

Officials question gambling

Across the area

Applicants sought for youth academy

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.

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.

Aid to help people cool off

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.

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.

Tax break expected to draw shoppers

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.

Augusta holds gun buyback

County changes policies

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.

Video poker crosses state border

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

Man dies in I-20 wreck

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.

Theft leads to prison

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.

Consultant seeks MCG alternative

Optimistic delegates shove off

Activities abound for GOP delegates

Montanna, Lott make Hall's reunion extra special

Falcons win preseason match

Hanspard ready for season

Falcons, Colts open preseason

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Mr. Kenneth Kitchens
THOMSON - Mr. Kenneth T. Kitchens, 31, of Washington Road, died Friday, July 28, 2000, at McDuffie County Regional Medical 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. Albert Black
WILLISTON, S.C. - Mr. Albert Boyd Black, 75, died Friday, July 28, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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. 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. Mary Robinson
BRONX, N.Y. - Mrs. Mary Robinson, 84, of East 170th Street, died Tuesday, July 25, 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. Sophie Bennett
LANGLEY - Mrs. Sophie M. Bennett, 81, of Huber Clay Road, died Friday, July 28, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Harry Willard Sr.

Mrs. Sophie Bennett

Mrs. Kathryn Lemon

Mr. Thomas Gilchrist

Mr. Marion Feagin

Mr. Ronald Rodgers

Mr. Marion Feagin

Mrs. Geneva Patterson

Mrs. Georgia Kenney

Mr. Robert Partlow Jr.

Mr. Kenneth Kitchens

Mrs. Margaret Harrison

Mr. Kenneth Kitchens Jr.

Mr. James Davis

Mr. Conrad Wilson

Mr. Leroy West

Mrs. Sarah Ringo

Mrs. Sarah Jones

Mr. Albert Black

Mrs. Elizabeth Harper

Mr. Reeder Stevenson

Mrs. Dorothy Robinson

Mrs. Marjorie McNab

Mr. Leroy Tiller

Mrs. Mary Robinson

Mr. James Sandifer

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

`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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

Area players get exposure at tournament

Overtime: Duncan signs with Spurs

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

Buckarama event this week

Paddle key to fishing success

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.

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.

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.

Uranium miners not warned

Kazakstan destroys last nuclear test facility

Napster wins stay in federal appeals court