Charleston's aquarium more than tanks

Concert calendar
Here is a list of local concerts scheduled for the Augusta area.

Planetarium visitors get a heavenly tour

Milwaukee won't make band famous

Director works on grand vision
When James Worth looks at the Bon Air Hotel's once-grand ballroom, he doesn't think of the room's glorious past, nor does he see its somewhat neglected present.

Director works on grand vision

Concert calendar

Planetarium visitors get a heavenly tour
AIKEN - Outside, the sun was nearing high-noon brightness, but inside the Dupont Planetarium it was 9 p.m. and dark. The only light came from twinkling stars in a simulated night sky.

Fan Fair 2001 will have two locations

Destination: discovery
When the mindless fun of sun-drenched days at the beach and waiting in line for amusement park rides becomes too ... mindless, there is an alternative. Below are some attractions, all within three hours of Augusta, that will not only entertain, but might educate a little as well.

Southern culture inspires artist
Atlanta artist Donald Locke explores the unique nature of his adopted Southern home through his paintings.

Charleston's aquarium more than tanks
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A young girl presses against the expansive acrylic window, leaving a translucent self-portrait of her hands and face. Her eyes, round and large, struggle to take in the aquatic kaleidoscope in front of her. Suddenly, a sleek shape darts from the shadows of the tank's reef centerpiece. Like a silver dart, it shoots past the little girl's line of sight before making a dash for the surface.

Destination: discovery

Milwaukee won't make band famous
Distilling heavy metal to its bare essentials, hard rockers Reprisal are in the enviable position of having graduated from small clubs and backyard parties to big-venue showcases.

Event calendar

Group puts plenty of Soul into hip-hop
Hip-hop has always been a musical form with a fairly short shelf life. Artists appear, flare briefly and then disappear.

Club calendar

Fan Fair 2001 will have two locations
The big news out of Nashville, Tenn., is that the 2001 International Country Music Fan Fair will be spread over two downtown locations over a weekend in June.

Group puts plenty of Soul into hip-hop

Event calendar
Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Club calendar
Here is a list of local clubs in the Augusta area.

Southern culture inspires artist

Arizona gets money's worth in Schilling

Baker pitches Jackets to win

Fan gets assist in Braves' win

Ashby rocked by D'backs

Columbia Co. takes title

Blind announcer lives his dream

Saunders pitches RiverDogs to win

Schilling dominant; D'backs top Braves

Saunders pitches Jackets to win

Braves notes

Postcards come from near, far

Safety on job earns citation
The Georgia Department of Labor recognized two Augusta businesses this week for what it called exceptional workplace safety by presenting them its annual Award of Excellence.

Southside gets upscale homes
Nordahl Homes Inc. is building a 350-lot, upscale subdivision off Tobacco Road in south Richmond County.

Store survives times

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.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks closed higher Thursday as bargain hunters successfully pulled the market out of a slump in technology stocks.

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.

Southside gets upscale homes

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.

Safety on job earns citation

Business briefs

Business briefs

College notes: Georgia freshmen report for practice

Fogler and team Europe-bound

Are poor being passed over?

Cheeks helped get needed document

A new test for SRS

Jerusalem's long history ignored

Delta Air is rude, unprofessional

Judicial center site

Happy talk finally stops; Jordan's cold feet

Hanoi Jane can't apologize enough

Another Clinton legacy

Parsing Clinton

Boat race program, announcers inept

Don't raise taxes; cut government

'Chronicle' wrong; NAACP right

You lost, Columbia Co.; give it up

A Gore 'rerun'

Age discrimination - same old bias

Stallions' coach is a no-class guy

Flower show school scheduled
First Baptist Church will be the site of courses on procedure, design, judging and horticulture From Staff ReportsFlower Show School Course I will be offered Sept. 5-7 in Augusta by the National Council of State Garden Clubs for potential flower show judges and garden enthusiasts.

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.

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.

Garden calendar
The Garden Calendar is a weekly listing of gardening shows, seminars and other activities. Send information on your gardening event to: Gardening Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Or send a fax to 722-7403. Mark your release to the attention of Valerie Rowell.

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.

Garden delights senses
Sometimes a flower offers more than just visual appeal. At the touch and smell garden at Pendleton King Park, plants are selected to give tactile and aromatic pleasure to the blind. It's a hands-on experience, where visitors rub herbs so they can smell the scent on their hands.

Disease that browns grass thrives in August humidity
August always means problems with turf. Brown patch (Rhizoctonia) blight is the most common lawn disease in the Augusta area. It is caused by a fungus and is most severe in centipede and St. Augustine lawns, causing irregular, sometimes circular areas of brown grass.

Optimism high for Rebels

Butler quarterback puts struggles behind him

Practices take toll on teams

Postcards come from near, far
We're swamped with vacation postcards, so let's get to the mail.

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.

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

Disease that browns grass thrives in August humidity

Sun dress

Garden delights senses

Capsules

Accident suspect detained
A man suspected of the hit-and-run that critically injured a 4-year-old girl crossing the street on her way to a school bus stop in March was picked up and questioned by police Wednesday, a Richmond County Sheriff's Department investigator said.

Corrections board OKs record budget
ATLANTA - After a brief overview of the proposed budget for fiscal year 2002, the state Department of Corrections unanimously approved the budget request of slightly more than $1 billion with little discussion and no debate.

Dog deaths get director suspended

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.

Georgia fifth on lightning strike list

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

SRS wants to see family for 50th anniversary

Police examine peeping case

Holiday lasts through Sunday

Grovetown prepares for new City Hall

Georgia will scrutinize Carolina's tax holiday
AIKEN - What's good for South Carolina is lousy for Georgia, Palmetto State Gov. Jim Hodges said Thursday.

Name game amplifies race

Flooding again hits Martinez
It was deja vu all over again for Albert Grissam and his family. On Thursday night, heavy rains hit the Martinez area, flooding at least two homes, roads and several parking lots.

Limits to water remain

Accident suspect detained

Flooding again hits Martinez

Lightning's reach extends past storms

Vet denies he ordered deaths

Utility flimflam leads to burglary charge

Across the area

Delegates bring home blueprint

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.

Florida falls short in care for aging
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Florida, the state with the highest proportion of senior citizens, projects an image of itself as the aging American's dream.

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.

Police examine peeping case
Although a warrant request for the arrest of an Augusta attorney was denied and discouraged, the Columbia County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate a complaint about a Peeping Tom.

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.

Rezoning will force residents to move
Alma Hinton walked into a Columbia County Planning Commission meeting Thursday night hoping she'd leave with the promise of a place to sleep at night.

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

Vet denies he ordered deaths
The veterinarian who visited the Richmond County Animal Control shelter Monday said Thursday that he directed employees there to destroy no more than four dogs, not the 30 that were actually killed.

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.

Across the area
A Smile Gas station whose contaminated fuel caused car trouble and delays for about 10 motorists Wednesday morning reopened at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, according to Smile division Manager Chuck Milton.

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.

Georgia GOP unites behind Mattingly

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.

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.

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.

Walker speaks on parole

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.

Flood victims hope for funds

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.

Georgia will scrutinize Carolina's tax holiday

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.

Limits to water remain
It'll take more than 12 inches of rain to catch up with years of drought.

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.

Florida falls short in care for aging

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.

Delegates bring home blueprint
PHILADELPHIA - Georgia Republicans will head home from the party's quadrennial national convention today not only fired up about the need for Republican victories in November but also equipped with a battle plan.

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.

Georgia GOP unites behind Mattingly
PHILADELPHIA - Party unity was a major theme throughout this week's Republican National Convention, as is the case anytime political parties get together to nominate their candidates.

Old plant danger minimal

School staff loses psychologists
ATLANTA - The ranks of Georgia's school psychologists are filled largely by veteran mental health providers nearing retirement, and without new blood officials fear the profession - and the state's students - could be in jeopardy.

List of projects crosses off arts

Property owner faces penalties

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

State senator pushes punishment equality

Man found not guilty in statutory rape case
AIKEN - An Aiken County jury acquitted a North Augusta man Thursday of statutory rape charges against a 12-year-old girl.

Holiday lasts through Sunday
AIKEN - What's good for South Carolina is lousy for Georgia, Palmetto State Gov. Jim Hodges said Thursday.

Thomson woman's death apparently an accident

Newborn's mom faces felony trial
The mother of the newborn baby girl found dead in a bathroom cabinet Saturday was arrested Thursday.

Across the area

Name game amplifies race
Political pundits offer a multitude of reasons why former Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney was the right choice for presidential candidate George W. Bush.

Contaminant delays morning motorists

Hospital keeps consultant during search
St. Joseph Hospital's board voted to extend the contract of a consulting group to manage the struggling institution while it searches for a permanent administrator.

Funding shortfalls worry panel

Singing group pokes fun at Gore

Coverdell seat lures hopefuls

Hospital keeps consultant during search

Tenn. Valley presents match for Stallions

School staff loses psychologists

Stallions forced out by concert

SRS wants to see family for 50th anniversary
For Savannah River Site's 50th anniversary, site officials want employees and retirees to bring the family.

Coverdell seat lures hopefuls

Closing threatens historic whistle

Grovetown prepares for new City Hall
Grovetown Mayor Dennis Trudeau has a Christmas present for his staff. By the end of the year, he hopes they'll be moved out of the cramped confines of the current City Hall and across Robinson Avenue into a new building.

For some Falcons, Japan trip a waste

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

Mr. Thomas Bray
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Thomas Lee Bray, 85, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at Washington County Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.

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

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

Mr. Eugene Lawrence
Mr. Eugene ``Uncle Buddy'' Lawrence, 76, of Miller Street, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at his residence.

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

Dr. Gerald Bunn
Dr. Gerald T. Bunn, 62, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

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

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

Mrs. Emily Roemer
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - Mrs. Emily Ausfeld Roemer, 81, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

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

Mr. Herbert Bennett Jr.
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Herbert Leon ``Bear'' Bennett Jr., 48, died Thursday, August 3, 2000, at Emanuel County Medical Center.

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

Mr. Rufus Mercer
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mr. Rufus Pernell Mercer, 76, died Monday, July 31, 2000, in Statesboro.

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

Mr. Jerry Patterson Sr.
AIKEN - Mr. Jerry Patterson Sr., 43, of Cooksbridge Road, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Memorial Medical Center, Vidalia, Ga.

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

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

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

Mrs. Carol Moss
THOMSON - Mrs. Carol Bradshaw Moss, 38, of Sills Street, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

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

Mrs. Claire Wellman
SEBRING, Fla. - Mrs. Claire Lane Wellman, 85, died Thursday, July 6, 2000.

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

Mr. Edwin West Sr.
Mr. Edwin J. West Sr., 49, of Barton Chapel Road, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

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

Mr. Frederick Anderson
Mr. Frederick Anderson, 47, of Broad Street, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Rosa Searles
MCCORMICK, S.C - Mrs. Rosa Lee Searles, 70, of Timber Ridge Apartments, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000.

Mr. Jessie Williams Sr.
SAVANNAH - Mr. Jessie Williams Sr., 49, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Clifford White Jr.
Mr. Clifford Martin White Jr., 76, of Evans, died Wednesday, August 3, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Marjorie Bruker
Mrs. Marjorie Carstarphen ``Margie'' Bruker, 72, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Irene Kinlaw
GROVETOWN - Mrs. Irene B. Kinlaw, 78, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mrs. Agnes Golatt
Mrs. Agnes W. Golatt, of Koger road, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

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

Mr. Norman Croft
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mr. Norman Broadus ``Buddy'' Croft, 58, died Thursday, August 3, 2000, at Barnwell County Hospital.

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

Carl Hughes III
BEECH ISLAND - Carl Timothy Hughes III, infant son of Carl T. Sr. and Tammy G. Hughes, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at his residence.

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.

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

Mrs. Colonial Jackson
PHILOMATH, Ga. - Mrs. Colonial Jackson, 94, of Springhill Road, died Sunday, July 30, 2000.

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

Mrs. Katie Price
WADLEY, Ga. - Mrs. Katie Mae Roberson Price, 56, of Spann Road, died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Jefferson Hospital, Louiseville, Ga.

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

Mr. Keith Jackson
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Mr. Keith Leon Jackson, 33, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Curtis Bell
SPARTA, Ga. - Mr. Curtis Bell, 43, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at Oconee Regional Hospital, Milledgeville.

Mr. Roosevelt Crafton Sr.
WRENS, Ga. - Mr. Roosevelt Crafton Sr., 85, of Waynesboro Highway, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at Old Capitol Inn Nursing Home, Louisville.

Mrs. Colonial Jackson

Mrs. Elizabeth Griffin

Mrs. Claire Wellman

Mr. Bobby Taylor Sr.

Mrs. Emily Roemer

Mrs. Julia Tanksley

Mr. Herbert Bennett Jr.

Mr. Fred Rasmussen

Mr. Eugene Lawrence

Mrs. Annie Walker

Mrs. Agnes Golatt

Mrs. Bessie Harrison

Carl Hughes III

Mr. Joseph DeRolf

Mrs. Julia Allen

Mrs. Sallie Long

Mrs. Mellener Anthony

Mrs. Elizabeth Fouche

Mr. Keith Jackson

Mr. Earl Scurry

Mr. Victor Burt

Mr. Curtis Bell

Mr. Horace Guinyard

Mrs. Carol Moss

Mrs. Rosa Searles

Mr. Thomas Bray

Mrs. Katie Price

Mr. Roosevelt Crafton Sr.

Mr. Norman Croft

Mr. Jessie Williams Sr.

Mr. Joseph Shamrock

Mr. Frederick Anderson

Mrs. Irene Kinlaw

Mr. Clifford White Jr.

Mr. Jerry Patterson Sr.

Mr. Edwin West Sr.

Mrs. Marjorie Bruker

Mr. Clayton Mitchell Sr.

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.

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

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.

A Gore 'rerun'
Al Gore blasted Dick Cheney's vice-presidential acceptance speech Wednesday night as the most viciously negative he's heard at a GOP convention since Pat Buchanan's mean-spirited ``culture war'' tirade in 1992.

Delta Air is rude, unprofessional
I wonder if DELTA is an acronym for, ``Don't Ever Leave the Airport.'' Within the last week and a half, I have had two Delta flights canceled and two ASA (Delta Connection) flights canceled: one out of Dallas, one out of Baltimore, and two out of Atlanta. Julia Rankin Bloodworth, Augusta

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

Jerusalem's long history ignored
The Augusta Chronicle's July 31 editorial regarding Jerusalem's status ignored some of the history that, had it been known by the writer, might have resulted in a very different editorial. Larry Waxman, Martinez

Are poor being passed over?
I'm glad the people on Dominion Way are being put on the top of the buy-out list and receiving a $5,000 grant. Charles Nutt, Hephzibah

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

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

Don't raise taxes; cut government
Don't raise taxes; cut government. Most businesses are streamlining with success. Why won't government do it? Richard Vitez, Aiken

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

Judicial center site
An ideal location has been identified for the proposed Augusta-Richmond County judicial center. Property on the 600-700 block between Greene and Telfair streets, now owned primarily by the First Presbyterian Church, has all the right attributes.

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

Happy talk finally stops; Jordan's cold feet
PHILADELPHIA - Just before Dick Cheney accepted the Republican vice presidential nomination Wednesday night, U.S. Rep. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was somewhat down.

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

Stallions' coach is a no-class guy
The comments Augusta Stallions coach Mike Neu made to The Chronicle the other day about home games' fan support does not surprise me. Brian Scott, Augusta

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.

'Chronicle' wrong; NAACP right
I'm a white Southerner whose ancestors arrived in South Carolina as early as 1680. Barry Speth, Augusta

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

Democrats disgrace public office
Out of respect, members of the opposition party usually permit their political rivals to enjoy their political conventions unmolested. Not the Democrats. Keith Shafer, Augusta

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

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.''

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.

Another Clinton legacy
Usually a presidential nominee's ``attack dog'' is his pick for vice-president. The veep candidate takes the low road - throwing partisan mud at the opposition - while the guy at the top of the ticket takes the high road, trying to be statesmanlike.

Stock car drivers get piece of Indy history

CART owner joins NASCAR

Waltrip says new team can win

Rudd bumps Waltrip off pole

Teen earns final junior win

Overtime: Orlando works out Hill deal

Overtime: Hamilton posts win; Sligh ousted

Acres of hybrids school on Thurmond Lake

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.

Mad cow disease cases increase
LONDON - The number of people contracting the human form of mad cow disease has increased by about 23 percent a year in Britain since 1994, new research has found.

EU opens antitrust case against Microsoft
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Union opened an antitrust case against Microsoft on Thursday, alleging the company is abusing its market position in computer operating systems software to dominate the market for server software.

Scientists decipher makeup of cholera microbe

EU opens antitrust case against Microsoft

Mad cow disease cases increase