Road trip gives Braves insight

Schilling dominant; D'backs top Braves

Saunders pitches Jackets to win

Saunders pitches RiverDogs to win

Braves notes: Surhoff faces adjustment

Millwood strong in Braves' win

Blind announcer lives his dream

Fan gets assist in Braves' win

Business briefs

Store survives times
LaGRANGE, Ga. - Nasor Mansour Jr. used to tell his sons that if a customer takes just one pair of shoes, it isn't selling - it's clerking. At 75, he still believes that and still sells shoes by the armload whenever he is in the store.

Device lets home sell itself

Business briefs

Regions Bank closes 3 Augusta locations
Regions Bank plans to close three branches in the Augusta area in an effort to cut costs and consolidate offices that are geographically close. Bank officials promise no layoffs.

Business briefs
NEW YORK- New economic reports calmed Wall Street's inflation fears Tuesday, sending blue-chip stocks higher, but technology stocks dropped amid profit-taking from Monday's rally.

Store survives times

Device lets home sell itself
House hunting usually entails driving through neighborhoods and picking up fliers stuffed inside ``for sale'' signs. But local real estate agents are taking the process a step further by broadcasting the information over the radio.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Blue chip stocks moved higher Wednesday, rallying in the wake of more encouraging news that the economy is indeed slowing down.

College notes: Georgia freshmen report for practice

Donnan concerned about inexperience

Is GOP faking it?

What sense?

Cheeks helped get needed document

How to bring down fuel prices

Editorial on Miller was sour grapes

You lost, Columbia Co.; give it up

A new test for SRS

Parsing Clinton

Boat race program, announcers inept

PSC & deregulation

Hanoi Jane can't apologize enough

Age discrimination - same old bias

Tax law loopholes need to be closed

Evolution disproves Creationism

Sun dress
The sun may be 93 million miles from Earth, but that great ball of fire is sparking a fashion trend. Sun-safe clothes - including cute jumpsuits for kids, surfer wear for teens and beach cover-ups for grown-ups - are finally coming out of the shadow of their drab image.

Stocking the right groceries helpful for dorm cooking
When dealing with little storage space and an unconventional cooking setup, it's important for college students who plan to cook in their dorms to stock up on the right groceries. Eliot Flannery and I toured a grocery store to give him ideas of what works in a small kitchen, what stores well and what spices and seasonings are the most versatile. Here's what we came up with:

Stocking the right groceries helpful for dorm cooking
When dealing with little storage space and an unconventional cooking setup, it's important for college students who plan to cook in their dorms to stock up on the right groceries. Eliot Flannery and I toured a grocery store to give him ideas of what works in a small kitchen, what stores well and what spices and seasonings are the most versatile. Here's what we came up with:

Capsules
The reason jet lag plagues some travelers and barely affects others could lie in our mothers' genes. A French study on circadian clocks, a subtle biological system that regulates the body's daily cycles, found that female zebrafish ``set'' the clocks in their young before birth, Science magazine reports.

In the know
PRICE CHECK: Each Wednesday, Price Check offers price comparisons on consumer goods and services. This week we focused on nail treatments and artificial nails. Salons included in our survey were: #1 Nails, 404 E. Martintown Road; N

Small portions
Sure, watermelon is a refreshing summer treat, but now there is a new reason to enjoy a slice. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture have found that watermelon contains high levels of lycopene - an antioxidant that may help the body fight cancer and prevent disease.

Dorm-room gourmet
For many college students, dorm-room dining means late-night pizza delivery and microwave popcorn. But with a few small appliances, utensils and recipes, your rising coed could become a dorm-room gourmet.

In the know
TV TONIGHT: Singer and talk-show host Queen Latifah received high praise for her portrayal of a lesbian car thief in Set It Off, a 1996 drama about four desperate Los Angeles women who decide to rob banks. The movie airs at 8 tonight on WFXG-TV (Channel 54). Jada Pinkett, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise, Blair Underwood and Anna Maria Horsford also star in the film.

Vice captain resigns from team

Optimism high for Rebels

Walker speaks on parole
State Sen. Charles Walker preached to the choir Wednesday when he spoke about redemption to those attending the Parole Association of Georgia Training Conference.

No charges will be filed against Brown
AIKEN - The Godfather of Soul has been cleared of allegations that he assaulted and kidnapped a utility worker at his Beech Island home last month. No charges will be filed against James Brown, Aiken County Sheriff Howard Sellers announced in a press release Tuesday afternoon. Full story --The Augusta Chronicle

Thomson woman's death apparently an accident
THOMSON - A Thomson woman died Tuesday night when she got up under her car to start it and the vehicle lunged forward and trapped her, a Thomson Police Department investigator said Wednesday.

In the know

Stocking the right groceries helpful for dorm cooking

Sun dress

Small portions

Capsules

Stocking the right groceries helpful for dorm cooking

Dorm-room gourmet

Board OKs plan for tax funds

Walker speaks on parole

Property owner faces penalties

Utility flimflam leads to burglary charge
GREENWOOD, S.C. - An Edgefield County man who allegedly posed as a utility worker to enter homes and steal money in at least six South Carolina counties is being held in a Greenwood County jail.

Residents consider tax vote
AIKEN - A proposal to place a referendum on the ballot for the November general election was hailed as a ``window of opportunity'' and a way ``to help ensure a bright future for Aiken County '' by Briton Williams, chairman-elect of the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce during a public hearing on the ordinance Tuesday night.

Old plant danger minimal
Despite its hazardous potential, the abandoned Shuron plant, which made optical lenses, poses no immediate threat to Barnwell residents, South Carolina health officials say.

Police clear Brown of assault allegations
AIKEN - James Brown has another reason to feel good. The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has cleared the Godfather of Soul of allegations that he assaulted and kidnapped a utility worker.

Property owner faces penalties
AIKEN - A Hilton Head Island woman who owns dilapidated property in Aiken faces possible fines and jail time if she doesn't make repairs.

Vote ends rezoning dispute

Dog deaths get director suspended
City Administrator Randy Oliver suspended Richmond County Animal Control Director Jim Larmer for five days Wednesday because 33 dogs were destroyed Tuesday and the director did not notify him.

Mother will face charges
A 22-year-old mother whose newborn girl was found stuffed in a bathroom cabinet will face felony charges after her release from hospital care, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Department.

Lightning's reach extends past storms
Steve Marshburn Sr. thought he was safe. He was inside a bank 30 years ago when lightning from a storm 10 miles away struck the drive-up window and ran through a speaker to his body.

Georgia fifth on lightning strike list

Coverdell seat lures hopefuls
ATLANTA - A crowd of hopefuls came out Wednesday to enter the race to fill the late Republican Paul Coverdell's Senate seat, but one expected candidate bowed out at the last minute.as if it were Grand Central Station on Wednesday as candidates, under the scrutiny of reporters, filed qualifying papers in the race to fill the late Republican Paul Coverdell's Senate seat.

No charges will be filed against Brown

Thomson woman's death apparently an accident

Richmond County resources director resigns
Richmond County's human resources director quit his job Tuesday and, in a seven-page resignation letter, accused City Administrator Randy Oliver of knowingly violating federal labor law, underpaying employees, mismanaging county government and ignoring county procedure.

Stallions forced out by concert

Old plant danger minimal

Across the area

Coverdell seat lures hopefuls

Closing threatens historic whistle

Dorsey: Fans fail Stallions in playoffs

Funding shortfalls worry panel

Chiefs' bill goes unpaid
The Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta's general manager has asked the city to help collect thousands of dollars in past-due bills from a June fire chiefs conference.

Coverdell seat lures hopefuls

Board OKs plan for tax funds
Commissioners agreed Tuesday on the specifics of where money will go if voters approve a property tax increase and extend the 1 cent sales tax this fall.

Flood victims hope for funds

Across the area

Utility flimflam leads to burglary charge

Tobacco markets lose fanfare

Georgia fifth on lightning strike list
The white streaks that crash down from the heavens are a lure to storm chasers and photographers. But the electric channels that carry up to 30 million volts and a heat of 50,000 degrees can be a deadly danger to everyone from bank tellers to golfers.

Council passes new drug testing policies

Funding shortfalls worry panel
A sales tax project list approved by the city shortchanges funding for a jail expansion and a new judicial center, which commissioners said could raise concerns that a mandatory property tax increase would be used to fully fund them.

Council passes new drug testing policies
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Edgefield County Council voted Tuesday to change its drug and alcohol policies, approving pre-employment testing for county employees and random testing for safety-sensitive positions.

Across the area
A Thomson woman died Tuesday night when she got under her car to start it and the vehicle lunged forward and trapped her, a Thomson Police Department investigator said Wednesday.

List of projects crosses off arts
The local arts community has had the curtain drop on the possibility of county funding for a variety of proposed projects.

Texans talk about the 'real' Bush

State senator pushes punishment equality

Chiefs' bill goes unpaid

List of projects crosses off arts

Former ValuJet chief intends to challenge Miller
PHILADELPHIA - While the nomination of George W. Bush for president at this week's Republican National Convention is a foregone conclusion, Georgia's delegates and alternates might play a role in clearing up one uncertainty: who will oppose Democrat Zell Miller in November's U.S. Senate race.

Georgians get preview of GOP defense plan

Veterinarian accepts Animal Control job
When the new director takes over at Richmond County Animal Control at the end of the month, Augusta will have the only municipal shelter in Georgia with a certified veterinarian in charge, said a state Department of Agriculture spokesman.

Lightning's reach extends past storms

Flood victims hope for funds
Brenda Connor and Steve Lovell are roommates by default.

Dog deaths get director suspended

Contaminant delays morning motorists
Contaminated gas at a Smile gas station was the cause of a major morning delay Wednesday for about eight motorists.

Former ValuJet chief intends to challenge Miller

Mother will face charges

Showers generate problems
A heavy storm that passed through the Augusta area Tuesday brought nearly 2 inches of rain and another onslaught of flooding, electrical and traffic problems.

State senator pushes punishment equality
State Sen. Charles Walker preached to the choir Wednesday when he spoke about redemption at the Parole Association of Georgia Training Conference.

Across the area
Police arrested a teen-ager at Lucy C. Laney High School on Monday and charged her with carrying a weapon on school property, a Richmond County Sheriff's Department investigator said.

Closing threatens historic whistle
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - He's old. He's loud. And he has a habit of waking people early in the morning.

Vote ends rezoning dispute
After watching his rezoning request bounce between Columbia County's Commission and Planning Commission for more than a month, E.A. Markwalter Jr. can finally start renovating his office.

Coverdell seat lures hopefuls
ATLANTA - The state Elections Division looked as if it were Grand Central Station on Wednesday as candidates, under the scrutiny of reporters, filed qualifying papers in the race to fill the late Republican Paul Coverdell's Senate seat.

Police clear Brown of assault allegations

Court upholds wrongful-death damages

Singing group pokes fun at Gore

Singing group pokes fun at Gore
PHILADELPHIA - The Gerrymanderers, a loose-knit singing group comprised of Texas delegates to the Republican National Convention, performed Wednesday morning for their colleagues with irreverent lyrics at Democrat Al Gore's expense.

Residents consider tax vote

Georgians get preview of GOP defense plan
PHILADELPHIA - Hours before Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Bush foreign policy adviser Condoleezza Rice mounted the massive podium at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night to talk about defense and the military, the Georgia delegation got a preview.

Senate hopeful touts experience

Senate hopeful touts experience
PHILADELPHIA - Mack Mattingly might have been out of the U.S. Senate since his defeat in 1986, but he hasn't been retired.

Stallions overcome first hurdle

Texans talk about the 'real' Bush
PHILADELPHIA - Texas delegates are pleased that the rest of the country is getting what they consider a true picture of their native son during the Republican National Convention.

Fans fail Stallions in playoffs

Tobacco markets lose fanfare
STATESBORO, Ga. - Monday morning at Brannen's Tobacco Warehouse, farmers were dropping off tons of tobacco in the steamy-hot metal warehouse and taking short breaks in front of a giant fan.

Bush gets acclaim of Texans
PHILADELPHIA - The success story George W. Bush has built as governor of Texas is ready for the prime time of the national level, the Lone Star State's senior U.S. senator told Georgia delegates to the Republican National Convention on Wednesday.

Court upholds wrongful-death damages
COLUMBIA - A $7 million verdict in the wrongful-death case against Aiken surgeon Dr. Franklin Epstein was not excessive and should not be overturned, the South Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled.

Contaminant delays morning motorists

Hornets-Heat deal approved by NBA

Guy among NFL's all-time best

For some Falcons, Japan trip a waste

Mrs. Annie Walker
AIKEN - Mrs. Annie L. Walker, 70, of Colleton Avenue, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at Mattie C. Hall Health Care.

Mrs. Annie Walker
AIKEN - Mrs. Annie L. Walker, 70, of Colleton Avenue Northwest, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at Mattie C. Hall Heath Care Center.

Mr. Willie Johnson
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mr. Willie James Johnson, 81, of Cherry Street, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at his residence.

Valtramise Williams
MILLEN, Ga. - Valtramise Evett Williams, 16, of Cardinal Lane, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at Jenkins County Hospital.

Mrs. Julia Tanksley
Mrs. Julia G. Tanksley, 97, of Marvin Place, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Elizabeth Fouche
CLEVELAND, Tenn. - Mrs. Elizabeth C. Fouche, 73, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000.

Mrs. Elizabeth Griffin
BATH - Mrs. Elizabeth Lyons Griffin, 75, of Hayes Drive, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Sallie Long
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Mrs. Sallie Strom Long, 86, of Columbia Road, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at Edgefield Health Care Center.

Tristan Coleman
HEPHZIBAH - Tristan Michael Coleman, infant son of Susan and Christopher Coleman, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Louise Edwards
SALUDA, S.C. - Mrs. Louise Adams Edwards, 84, of Ridge Spring Highway, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at Saluda Nursing Center.

Mr. Thomas Smith
OAK PARK, Ga. - Mr. Thomas Stanley Smith, 50, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Frank Welcher
Mr. Frank Forest Welcher, 62, of Broad Street, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Mellener Anthony
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Mellener Anthony, of Mamie Joe Lane, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Julia Tanksley
Mrs. Julia G. Tanksley, 97, of Marvin Place, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Anice Putnam
AIKEN - Mrs. Anice McPherson Putnam, 90, of Laurens Street North, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center.

Mr. Joseph Shamrock
DUBLIN, Ga. - Mr. Joseph Francis Shamrock, 67, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at Carl Vinson Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Mrs. Annie Butler
Mrs. Annie Katherine Blackmon Butler, 84, of Powell Road, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at Windermere Adult Day Health Center.

Mr. Joseph DeRolf
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mr. Joseph William ``Bill'' DeRolf, 68, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at Chandler Hospital, Savannah.

Mr. Fred Rasmussen
HARLEM - Mr. Fred Clifford Rasmussen, 72, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. John McManus
GRANITEVILLE - Mr. John Atkins McManus, 72, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, in Augusta.

Mrs. Julia Allen
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mrs. Julia Allen, 53, of Camelia Street, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at Barnwell County Hospital.

Dr. Donald Billings
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Dr. Donald E. Billings, 85, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Screven County Hospital.

Mr. Victor Burt
THOMSON - Mr. Victor L. Burt, 75, of West Wood Drive, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Beatrice Deloach
BROOKLET, Ga. - Mr. Beatrice Denmark Deloach, 90, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center, Statesboro.

Mr. Earl Scurry
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Mr. Earl ``Buddy'' Scurry Jr., of Hardy Place Road, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, in Aiken.

Mr. John Riggan Sr.
SUMMERFIELD, Fla. - Mr. John D. Riggan Sr., 72, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Horace Guinyard
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Mr. Horace Guinyard, 75, died Friday, July 28, 2000.

Mr. Robert Stephenson
JUPITER, Fla. - Mr. Robert Gordon Stephenson, 46, died Sunday, July 30, 2000.

Mrs. Bessie Harrison
AIKEN - Mrs. Bessie Jean Julia Harrison, 44, of Chesterfield Street, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Carrie Smith
SAVANNAH - Mrs. Carrie Lee Stephens Smith, 74, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at Memorial University Health Medical Center.

Mr. Allen Johnson
HARLEM - Mr. Allen Chelsey Johnson, 80, of North Louisville Street, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Rev. Aubrey Bishop
SARDIS, Ga. - The Rev. Aubrey E. Bishop, 79, of Vestal Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Bobby Taylor Sr.
HEPHZIBAH - Mr. Bobby Taylor Sr., 30, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Ms. Brooklyn Franklin
THOMSON - Ms. Brooklyn ``Pie'' Franklin, 69, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Margaret Stack
RIDGE SPRING, S.C. - Mrs. Margaret Frances Stack, 78, of West Main Street, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000.

Mrs. Helen Turner
GAFFNEY, S.C. - Mrs. Helen Rae ``Bunkie'' Vinesett Turner, 71, of Brown Street, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. James Carpenter
MOBILE, Ala. - Mr. James Carpenter, 42, of Clubhouse Road, died Friday, July 28, 2000.

Mr. Clayton Mitchell Sr.
Mr. Clayton James Mitchell Sr., 82, of Martinez, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mrs. Sallie Long

Mrs. Julia Tanksley

Rev. Aubrey Bishop

Ms. Brooklyn Franklin

Mr. Earl Scurry

Mr. Robert Stephenson

Mrs. Annie Walker

Dr. Donald Billings

Mr. John McManus

Mr. James Carpenter

Mrs. Elizabeth Griffin

Mrs. Carrie Smith

Mr. Frank Welcher

Mrs. Julia Tanksley

Mr. Victor Burt

Mrs. Beatrice Deloach

Mr. Willie Johnson

Mrs. Julia Allen

Mr. John Riggan Sr.

Mr. Joseph Shamrock

Mrs. Annie Walker

Mr. Fred Rasmussen

Mr. Joseph DeRolf

Mrs. Bessie Harrison

Tristan Coleman

Mr. Clayton Mitchell Sr.

Mrs. Elizabeth Fouche

Mr. Bobby Taylor Sr.

Mrs. Mellener Anthony

Mr. Horace Guinyard

Philly police must get tough; Senate race musings
PHILADELPHIA - At Tuesday's Republican National Convention the audience was being introduced to Rick Schroeder, the actor who plays a tough cop on the TV show NYPD Blue.

Jordan flies into the ring, but with few specifics
That's what editorialist H.L. Mencken wrote about his favorite San Francisco political convention in 1948, and it's an apt description of the 2000 Republican conclave in this city.

Grammar standards continue decline
Hooray for columnist Walter Williams. I'm glad someone has the courage to address the ``corruption of the English language and the ignorance of grammatical principles.'' I would like to add a few more very bad examples:Cynthia Smith, Wrens

How to bring down fuel prices
Regarding those who took issue with my recent letter about Democrats, the views expressed were formed by personal observation over many years. If you feel these views do not fit you, maybe you are in the wrong party. You are certainly among scoundrels now. Robert E. Smock, Hephzibah

Philly police must get tough; Senate race musings
PHILADELPHIA - At Tuesday's Republican National Convention the audience was being introduced to Rick Schroeder, the actor who plays a tough cop on the TV show NYPD Blue.

Hanoi Jane can't apologize enough
Letter writer Dennis DuGuay's July 7 letter takes umbrage at my June 30 letter about Hanoi Jane's non-apology apology. Maybe some detail will help. While Jane Fonda was slithering around Southeast Asia holding hands with the North Vietnamese who were busy killing American citizens, President Bill Clinton was lumbering around England and the continent, actively dodging his nation's draft and leading demonstrations against his nation's combat of Communism. Slick Willie also sent Ms. Fonda to speak to the United Nations as a representative of the American people. I would think that went a long way in the decision of a group of her fellow travelers selecting her as one of the great women of our time. The point is, these two fruitcakes are birds of a feather and I wouldn't believe Fonda's apology if she came to my home to deliver it. Merle Burkholder, Augusta

A new test for SRS
Usually when the Savannah River Site is assigned a new mission there's cause for joy. Even after nearly half the work force was cut in the early and mid-1990s, SRS is still the largest employer in the Aiken-Augusta area and a major engine for the region's economy.

Editorial on Miller was sour grapes
In response to your July 26 editorial, ``Unfair head start,'' I realize that The Augusta Chronicle is partial toward Republican politics. This is not a problem for me, nor is your right to make the statements contained in the editorial. Gerald Loft, Augusta

Parsing Clinton
``You know, let me say this. It's possible that he could have said to me, `I'm going to help Webb Hubbell, you know, I know Webb Hubbell and I want to try to help him,' because everybody knew that I knew him well, that he had been here working. And so if, in fact, I did meet with him then, if that, in fact, did happen, and if ... But I don't remember it, but might have met with him. If, in fact, I met with him it wouldn't surprise me if he'd said that, something like that in passing. But I do not remember him doing that.''

Age discrimination - same old bias
Recently the Medical College of Georgia had an early retirement program that almost 800 people participated in. Don Turner, Grovetown

About compassion
We're hearing a lot at the GOP convention in Philadelphia this week about ``compassionate conservatism,'' the defining sound-bite that George W. Bush and runningmate Dick Cheney are basing their White House bid on.

Dog pound realities spelled out
Now that a veterinarian has been hired to run the animal control shelter in Richmond County, I hope realism will prevail. Otherwise, the same problems of overpopulation, poor sanitation, disease and injuries will plague the pound. Let the veterinarian establish population limits, which means euthanizing the less adoptable in order to continue to receive strays and drop-offs, which is the real function of a pound. Bruce B. Gradous, Hephzibah

Boat race program, announcers inept
The rain wasn't responsible for the Augusta Southern Nationals not being completed. The inept running of the program and haphazard scheduling was inexcusable, to say the least. Jacob T. Ley, Martinez

Evolution disproves Creationism
Regarding the July 25 letter, ``Evolution a tool to ruin Christianity'' and ``Evolution, creationism both theories,'' when I read that ``the concept of evolution directly contradicts the Second Law of Thermodynamics,'' I wondered why, if this is so, physics professors - those with an intimate understanding of this law - ever allowed the ``bunk'' of evolution to get off the ground. Could it be that that creationists have misrepresented this law to serve their own ends?Diana Black, Hephzibah

Flag stands for pride of the South
I'm a native of the South and I am not proud of the history the Confederate flag held during the Civil War. But telling the South to stop waving the Confederate flag is like telling the United States to stop waving the American flag. Christina Haynes, Grovetown

Eugene Holley fondly remembered
Upon the passing of someone we have come to know, either privately or publicly, the occurrence gives us an opportunity to reflect and itemize the contributions and impact such an individual has made upon society and ourselves. Mike Rucker, Augusta

Is GOP faking it?
Democrats and their partisan Big Media echo chambers are characterizing the GOP's showcasing of minorities, including gays, at the party's Philadelphia convention as an exercise in hypocrisy in order to pander to an increasingly diverse population.

What sense?
British and German researchers report they have located the subsections of the human brain which account for a person's ``general intelligence'' - or, put more simply, how one scores on IQ tests.

Tax law loopholes need to be closed
Re the requirements placed on counties by the 1999 ``Taxpayers Bill of Rights,'' passed by the Georgia General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Roy Barnes: David K. Simpson, Martinez

You lost, Columbia Co.; give it up
For several years I have followed the case of Elaine Matthews, fired by the Columbia County Commission, but who recently won a lawsuit against them. Camille Powell, Martinez

Jordan flies into the ring, but with few specifics
That's what editorialist H.L. Mencken wrote about his favorite San Francisco political convention in 1948, and it's an apt description of the 2000 Republican conclave in this city.

Grammar standards continue decline
Hooray for columnist Walter Williams. I'm glad someone has the courage to address the ``corruption of the English language and the ignorance of grammatical principles.'' I would like to add a few more very bad examples: Cynthia Smith, Wrens

Cheeks helped get needed document
I would like to add to the comment made by Sen. Don Cheeks' Atlanta secretary (letters, July 22) that Sen. Cheeks, D-Augusta, is indeed a superb representative. Mrs. Peter Hendrick, Augusta

PSC & deregulation
Other states were planning to use Georgia's natural gas deregulation program as a model for their own. But wouldn't you know it? The state has hit big-time bumps in the road to a free market and now it seems everyone is having doubts, including some on the Georgia Public Service Commission.

Teen earns final junior win

Overtime: Hamilton posts win; Sligh ousted

Stock car drivers get piece of Indy history

Overtime: Olympics panel OKs new drug test

Waltrip says new team can win

Scientists decipher makeup of cholera microbe
Researchers have deciphered the genetic makeup of one of humanity's oldest, deadliest and hardiest adversaries -- the cholera microbe.

GOP convention is online
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - From the rafters of the First Union Center shines a familiar-looking sign with a year 2000 message: ``On the Net.''

GOP convention is online

Scientists decipher makeup of cholera microbe