Braves notes: Braves keep Dodgers' Sheffield in check

Jackets blank RedStixx

Braves top Dodgers

Jackets among those taking advantage of independents

Jackets down Bombers for 5th straight victory

Braves beat Dodgers 4-1

Braves notebook: Jones still waiting to sign

Call of wild fuels need for travel

Pocket change

On the move
John Winters has been named general manager of The Grand Island Independent, Grand Island, Neb. Mr. Winters has been with Morris Communications for 15 years, as publisher of the Juneau Empire since 1995 and seven years as a reporter for The Augusta Chronicle.

Families find their way home
Jamie and Nikki Smith found themselves in an all-too-common housing predicament late last year.

Gas tips reserve money
Fuel prices have dipped somewhat since their peak in June, but area motorists accustomed to paying 50 cents less per gallon are still looking for ways to lower their fuel bill.

Slash your high grocery bills without going hungry
We all know that we're supposed to clip coupons, but other simple steps can be taken at the grocery store and at home to reduce food expenses. Remember these tactics the next time you wield a shopping cart:

'Augusta Chronicle' names new business editor
From Staff ReportsThe Augusta Chronicle this week named Damon Cline as its business editor.

Slash your high grocery bills without going hungry

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks rose Friday as blue chips surged on encouraging economic data. Concerns for a second-half earnings slowdown kept technology stocks from broader gains.

'Augusta Chronicle' names new business editor
From Staff ReportsThe Augusta Chronicle this week named Damon Cline as its business editor.

Recall's schedule will stay
Bridgestone/Firestone said Friday it does not plan to change how it is recalling its tires, despite recent criticism from the attorneys general of New York and South Carolina.

Pocket change
TECH PAY INCREASES: Technology workers brought home as much as 13 percent more in pay during the past year, thanks to the tight labor market and a heightened demand for high-tech skills, a new survey shows.

Tire recall produces shortage
Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. said Friday it is attempting to respond to customer concerns and recall 6.5 million tires as quickly as it can, but will not be able to replace all the tires immediately.

Families find their way home

Tire recall produces shortage

Business briefs

Gas tips reserve money

'Augusta Chronicle' names new business editor

On the move

Lanier honored by college hall of fame

Bulldogs prepare for season opener

College football season highly anticipated

Tigers' Dantzler eager to lead

How to stop Forest Hill flooding

D.A. stifles gambling

Regent pick crucial

A flight from reality

How to get U.S. out of debt

S.C. standards: How costly?

Truman was prophetic about GOP

Trashed baby simply a choice

Air traveler likes terminal as it is

Clamp down on 'spam'

Truth test told

Richmond marshal answers article

Gun facts show death risks are low

'Skunk' Democrats shed their skin

Sister's courage is applauded

Greatness of family found in sacrifice
Ah, vacation. A rainy week in a beach house with 24 family members. Suffering for Jesus takes on new meaning.

Respect friend's wishes on pregnancy
Dear Carson: What is the proper thing to do for a friend who just learned she's pregnant?

Church and state
The Rev. John Geaney, a priest and filmmaker from Baltimore, headed for west Africa on Tuesday with a flock of seminarians, whom he'll expose to a developing country.

Band loyalty
It's a mountain of jersey, a testament to hours and hours spent crushed in the throngs to hear the music - and a lot of money invested.

Isadora Duncan refashioned world of dance
When Isadora Duncan burst onto the world stage in the late 1800s - poised, barefooted, shimmering in her trademark headband and diaphanous Greek costume - the world wasn't ready for her.

In the know
USA Weekend magazine, which had both candidates work out with its fitness expert. It was a close race. Mr. Gore's resting blood pressure was 110/68, and Mr. Bush's was 104/80. Mr. Gore runs up to 36 miles a week at a pace of 9 minutes per mile. Mr. Bush runs up to 24 miles a week at a pace of 7 minutes per mile. Mr. Gore's best time in a 26.2-mile marathon is 4 hours, 58 minutes; Mr. Bush's best, 3 hours, 44 minutes. Both do strength training - Mr. Gore even takes dumbbells (the kind you lift, that is) on the road.

Ministry puts focus on women
The day Vicki Balkcum looked sin in the face was the day she stopped just thinking she was a Christian.

Horsing around at Saratoga Springs
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - To many, Saratoga Springs brings two images to mind - fast horses and fancy hats.

New home has traditional features
Kimberly and Charlie Knox's new home on Hillcrest Avenue in Augusta is all about family.

Groups help medical students keep the faith
The memories of long hours, little sleep and intense emotions day after day are still vivid: Medical school is a boiling pot, says Michael Shaffner.

Perry surges into lead at Buick

Golf Channel apologizes for Tiger coverage

Golf roundup: Johnson on top at Ozarks

Valhalla's head pro is an Augusta native

Mitch Marchman takes Orville White Cup lead

Cross Creek coach preparing for new season

Call of wild fuels need for travel
What prompts someone to travel? What provokes any of us to get up and go?

New home has traditional features

Horsing around at Saratoga Springs

Isadora Duncan refashioned world of dance

In the know

Respect friend's wishes on pregnancy

Groups help medical students keep the faith

Band loyalty

Greatness of family found in sacrifice

Aiken delegates take leading role

Augustan gets death row date
An Aug. 24 execution date has been set for Augusta native Alexander Williams, the Department of Corrections announced Friday.

Murderer receives life sentence
For a second time, an Augusta man received a life sentence for the strangulation murder of his wife.

Brawler faces earlier charge

Board OKs new study of salaries

Growth possibilities excite airport board

Savannah rules on performers
SAVANNAH - Savannah wants to create ambience - the right kind, that is.

Drought kills campus trees

State names criteria for welfare extension
Augusta's 319 welfare recipients scheduled to roll off the program Jan. 1 might be eligible for an extension of their benefits if they meet certain hardship criteria.

Tax official is indicted in fee theft

College football season highly anticipated

County takes day cares to task

Tax official is indicted in fee theft
HINESVILLE, Ga. - A Liberty County grand jury indicted Tax Commissioner Carolyn Brown on Thursday on four counts of theft and one count of racketeering two years after a grand jury threw out similar accusations.

Growth possibilities excite airport board
Marcie Wilhelmi, Ernie Smith and other Augusta Aviation Commission members say now is the time for the city to invest heavily in Augusta Regional Airport's improvement plans for Bush Field.

Congestion at schools addressed

Child death suspect faces new charge

Across the area
More charges were added Friday against an Appling man charged earlier this week in connection with a methamphetamine factory that authorities found on his Warren County property.

State names criteria for welfare extension

Board OKs new study of salaries
Richmond County school officials say they will have to raise the salaries of school nurses if they are to compete with the salaries paid by private health care agencies and hospitals.

Miss Augusta 2001 is crowned

Brawler faces earlier charge
A long, bloody street brawl with a Richmond County sheriff's deputy Thursday wasn't the first time Darryl Wilson has had trouble with an officer.

Making tracks

Call of wild fuels need for travel

Across the area
The following Richmond County schools have announced open-house dates:

Wheelchair fencer will join U.S. Paralympics team
ATHENS - Not quite four years ago, Joey Royal took up wheelchair fencing for fun. It was a new way to exercise after a 1995 accident left him paralyzed from the waist down.

Teen's death hits close to home

Farm conference feels Coverdell's absence
ATHENS, Ga. - As America's agriculture experts gathered at the University of Georgia this week to talk about farming's uncertain future, they paused to remember the man who brought them there.

Farm conference feels Coverdell's absence

Miller re-energizes party delegates

Miller re-energizes party delegates
ATLANTA - Even Bill Clinton, a popular incumbent president riding the wave of an economic boom, couldn't carry Georgia in 1996.

Officials' phone bills top $1,000

Parents' fight spans continents
Edgefield dad faces U.S., foreign officials in effort to win custody of children from his wife in Mauritius

Across the area

People find pets at adoptions
For two Labrador mix dogs, Saturday's routine could have been no different from any other day: sit behind a fence at Columbia County Animal Control and face rejection yet again as human after human passes by.

Drought kills campus trees
ATHENS, Ga. - The new turf in Sanford Stadium should be in excellent shape when the University of Georgia opens its football season there on Sept. 2, but some of the university's century-old trees have not been so lucky.

Congestion at schools addressed
When school begins Friday, a small road leading into the Lakeside schools could be the focus of attention in Columbia County. It also could be the source of headaches for drivers.

Child death suspect faces new charge
The Aiken County man accused in the child abuse death of his girlfriend's 15-month-old daughter in Clearwater faces criminal charges in Augusta.

Officials' phone bills top $1,000
Augusta Administrator Randy Oliver wants former Fire Chief Ronnie Few and the fire department's public information officer to pay for personal calls made on their city-issued cellular phones.

County takes day cares to task
Day-care centers that repeatedly fail to comply with state immunization law will no longer be tolerated in Richmond County, state health officials said.

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.

Advocate group seeks recruits
A local program geared toward helping children in foster care find permanent homes is seeking volunteers.

Greene Street library to close for renovations
For the first time since opening 40 years ago, the main branch of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library will be closed for renovations.

Updated squad prepares to lead
The flag of the 334th Signal Company is flying again. Dormant since 1987, the Army unit was reactivated Friday at Fort Gordon.

Aiken delegates take leading role
AIKEN - Two local Democrats have landed in Los Angeles for the Democratic National Convention with high hopes and optimistic confidence in Vice President Al Gore at the top of the party ticket in November.

Teen's death hits close to home
AIKEN - A week after the slaying of 17-year-old Jessica Carpenter, Crosland Park residents said they have lost their sense of security and are locking their doors at night and checking them twice.

Miss Augusta 2001 is crowned
Goldei Mary Baysa was crowned Miss Augusta 2001 on Saturday night at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Center at Augusta State University.

People find pets at adoptions

Wheelchair fencer will join U.S. Paralympics team

Fish story
Robert Pregulman (left), the Georgia director of the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, and Sam Booher, of the Georgia chapter of the Sierra Club, visited Augusta on Friday to rally support for Gov. Roy Barnes' efforts to toughen laws governing pollution in rivers such as the Savannah.

Updated squad prepares to lead

Across the area

Call of wild fuels need for travel
What prompts someone to travel? What provokes any of us to get up and go?

Falcons remain undefeated in preseaon

Chargers roll over Vikings

Colts blank Saints

Mr. Eddie Jones Sr.
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Eddie Lee Jones Sr., 52, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Oliver Wilson
NORWOOD, Ga. - Mr. Oliver Wilson, 65, of Bell Road, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Jack Hooks
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Jack Hooks, 71, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Julia Rimmer
Mrs. Julia Patton Rimmer, 88, died Wednesday, August 9, 2000, at Brandon Wilde.

Mr. Al Page
AIKEN - Mr. Al Vadis Page, 95, of Audobon Drive, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center.

Mrs. Jumelle Roberts
HEPHZIBAH - Mrs. Jumelle Rivers Roberts, 75, of Cedar Valley Farm, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Jumelle Roberts
HEPHZIBAH - Mrs. Jumelle Rivers Roberts, 75, of Cedar Valley Farm, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Christine Prosser
STATESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Christine McCorkle Prosser, 85, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Amanda Turner
CLEARWATER - Mrs. Amanda Jo Turner, 38, of Belvedere Road, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Mary Coleman
NORWOOD, Ga. - Mrs. Mary Coleman, 82, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at Warrenton Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. William Whitfield
Mr. William Ralph Whitfield, 77, of Evans, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at Westwood Extended Care.

Mrs. Mary Joiner
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Mary Duckworth Joiner, 76, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Tommy Creech
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mr. Tommy O'Neal Creech, 57, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Edisto Beach.

Mr. James Smith
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. James Hoyle Smith, 80, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at Emanuel County Nursing Home.

Mrs. Rebecca Dutton
HONOLULU, Hawaii - Mrs. Rebecca Elizabeth Bussell Dutton, 32, died Saturday, July 29, 2000.

Mrs. Maude Smith
ST. MARYS, Ga. - Mrs. Maude Helen Downs Smith, 85, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Tom Stoughton Jr.
Mr. Tom R. Stoughton Jr., 92, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at his residence.

Ms. Barbara Jones
Ms. Barbara Ann Jones, of Tate Road, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Atlanta.

Mr. Hosea Wynn
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Hosea Wynn, 61, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at Emanuel County Medical Center.

Mrs. Helen Salley
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Mrs. Helen M. Salley, 79, of Culler Street died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at Orangeburg Regional Medical Center.

Ms. Janie Perry
NEW ELLENTON - Ms. Janie Perry, 55, of Hickory Avenue, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Lawrence Broome
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mr. Lawrence Ellis Broome, 69, of South Alexander Drive, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Mr. J. Douglas Duffy Jr.
AIKEN - Mr. J. Douglas ``Doug'' Duffy Jr., 38, of Magnolia Drive, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Cecil Shelman
Mr. Cecil L. Shelman, 95, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at Jennings Health Care.

Mrs. Lois Anderson
GRANITEVILLE - Mrs. Lois Baebout Anderson, 55, of Jasmine Drive, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Daisy Barrow
MATTHEWS, Ga. - Mrs. Daisy Gay Barrow, 82, of Anderson Oliver Road, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at Burke County Hospital, Waynesboro.

Mrs. Josie Simpson
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Josie Quick Simpson, 94, of Pinecone Road, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at Burke County Hospital.

Mr. Richard Ellison Sr.
STILLMORE, Ga. - Mr. Richard ``Ricky'' Ellison Sr., 34, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in Fitzgerald.

Mr. George Craft
Mr. George H. Craft, 79, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Frances Rich
BELVEDERE - Mrs. Frances Bingham Rich, 81, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Marguerite Dionne
HEPHZIBAH - Mrs. Marguerite C. Dionne, 94, of Lincolnton Parkway, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at Jennings Health Care, Augusta.

Mr. Lee Miller
AIKEN - Mr. Lee Miller, 62, of Magnolia Lake Road, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at his residence.

Melanie Joseph
EDGEFIELD - Melanie Nichole Joseph, 16, of Columbia Road, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000.

Dakota Gene Dutton
HONOLULU, Hawaii - Dakota Gene Dutton, infant son of Christopher Dutton, died Aug. 2, 2000.

Mr. James Ashley
THOMSON - Mr. James C. Ashley, 61, of Gordon Street, died Saturday, August 12, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Nancy Harper
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Nancy Ann Harper, 47, of Woodlawn Amity Road, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Susan Harwell
GREENSBORO, Ga - Mrs. Susan Lucretia Fitzpatrick Harwell, 56, of East Elm Street, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Leo Dusablon
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Mr. Leo Girard Dusablon, 57, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000.

Mrs. Frances Rich

Mr. Cecil Shelman

Mr. George Craft

Mr. Tommy Creech

Mrs. Julia Rimmer

Mrs. Maude Smith

Mr. Tom Stoughton Jr.

Mrs. Amanda Turner

Mrs. Mary Coleman

Mrs. Nancy Harper

Mr. James Ashley

Mr. Hosea Wynn

Mrs. Christine Prosser

Mr. Oliver Wilson

Mr. William Whitfield

Ms. Janie Perry

Ms. Barbara Jones

Mrs. Josie Simpson

Mr. James Smith

Mrs. Rebecca Dutton

Mrs. Mary Joiner

Mr. J. Douglas Duffy Jr.

Mr. Lawrence Broome

Dakota Gene Dutton

Mrs. Marguerite Dionne

Mrs. Daisy Barrow

Mrs. Lois Anderson

Mrs. Jumelle Roberts

Mr. Richard Ellison Sr.

Mr. Lee Miller

Mr. Eddie Jones Sr.

AFD is burned; two key tax votes
AUGUSTA'S FIRE department remains in the cross-hairs of a special Augusta grand jury corruption investigation.

Ban on prayer may soon extend to church
A FEW DAYS ago, I was recounting an old prayer to a friend. I told him about the time I prayed that if God would let me win the lottery, I would give God half of the winnings.

Chides Augustans for lack of support
If ESPN ever asked the question, ``What is the worst sports town in the civilized world?'' the answer would have to be Augusta, Ga. B. Pronevitch, Martinez

Truman was prophetic about GOP
I recall sitting in my eighth grade school class on the morning after the presidential election of 1948 when the announcement came that President Harry Truman had been re-elected. Paul L. Cook, Augusta

Save on air fare; ride the minibus
Two recent letters dealt with Delta Airlines canceling flights from Atlanta to Augusta and busing the passengers back to Bush Field. Vera Farmer-Welk, Martinez

Clamp down on 'spam'
The invasive and annoying advertising tactic known as e-mail ``spamming'' will have to be regulated until it's no longer profitable. Spamming is the act of sending electronic mail to a large number of e-mail addressees.

Regent pick crucial
The replacement of the late Thomas Allgood on the University System of Georgia Board of Regents is an appointment to which Augustans and all Georgians will pay close attention.

D.A. stifles gambling
Having a tough state ordinance against gambling doesn't mean much unless it's vigorously enforced.

How to stop Forest Hill flooding
As owner of Forest Hills Racquet Club from 1990 to 1998, I know why the club and Rae's Coastal Cafe flood frequently: The pathetic little bridge that crosses over Rae's Creek to let the tenants of Forest Hills Racquet Club get to their apartments. Doug Kilgour, Augusta

S.C. standards: How costly?
Just as children are getting ready to return to school, the South Carolina School Boards Association releases a study saying that if the state's new accountability system is to work, spending on public schools will have to be boosted from the current $3.1 billion annually to about $6 billion.

Winning the porno vote
The Gore-Lieberman campaign has disassociated itself from a fund-raiser at the Playboy Mansion planned by prominent Hispanic U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif. She has been stripped of her speaking role at the party's Los Angeles convention and may even lose her credentials.

Editorial page hit the moral mark
The July 30 editorial page really hit the mark. The first of two items that caught my eye was the quote by Ayn Rand: Bobby D. Kaney, Langley

Slash overtime
Richmond County Board of Education trustees have been feeling as helpless as beached whale when addressing the issue of school public safety officers' mounting overtime pay.

Richmond marshal answers article
The readers of the Aug. 7 Augusta Chronicle were grossly misled by Sandy Hodson's article regarding the lawsuit filed against Augusta State University by former employee Ken Jones, especially the subtitle regarding ``Theft by marshals.'' M. Steve Smith, Augusta

Air traveler likes terminal as it is
Why should taxpayers pony up $22 million for a new airport terminal? I am a newcomer to Augusta, having moved here in June of 1999. Doug McMillan, Evans

Cars, bikes shouldn't share the road
I've become accustomed to seeing articles in the newspaper and on television about safe and sane driving on our highways. Clint Smith, Augusta

Gun facts show death risks are low
Regarding Susan Kinney's Aug. 5 letter, there are nominally 2,000-3,000 accidental firearm-related deaths in the United States each year. Mike Mitchell, Martinez

What's the deal with the grand jury?
In the Nov. 28, 1999 edition of The Chronicle, staff writer Sandy Hodson wrote: ``The Superior Court judges of the Augusta Judicial Circuit voted earlier this month to grant the latest Richmond County grand jury's request - one echoed by Mayor Bob Young - to establish a special grand jury to investigate possible corruption in the city government.'' Robert A. Daniels, Augusta

Truth test told
I would bet that if you went to the Georgia Legislature and found the man or woman, of either party, who is opposed to the governor's education reform bill, there also you will find an honest person. D. Knudsen, Augusta

Ban on prayer may soon extend to church
A FEW DAYS ago, I was recounting an old prayer to a friend. I told him about the time I prayed that if God would let me win the lottery, I would give God half of the winnings.

Trashed baby simply a choice
So, Crystal Middleton disposed of her newborn. So what? Thirteen million babies have been disposed of in the United States in the past. John T. Petrozello, Martinez

'Skunk' Democrats shed their skin
The Democratic Party's philosophy is, ``If we can't abort the child and kill it, we can grow it into a Democrat and give it everything it needs for life.'' Jason Fish, Hephzibah

Sister's courage is applauded
Regarding the Elaine Matthews lawsuit against Columbia County. I am Ms. Matthews' sister and have a few points I want to make. Diane Pittman, Grovetown

Oil pricing, profits misunderstood
Don't those government economists know the fundamentals of price and profit? Why do they put the blame for high pump prices on the oil companies? Carl W. Rafoth, Augusta

AFD is burned; two key tax votes
AUGUSTA'S FIRE department remains in the cross-hairs of a special Augusta grand jury corruption investigation.

How to get U.S. out of debt
Heads I win, tails you lose. This seems to be the thinking of the man occupying the Oval Office in Washington, D.C., as well as the Senate of the United States. And let's not forget the House of Representatives. John Elliott, Hephzibah

A flight from reality
What have most members of the Augusta Aviation Commission been smoking? Last week, seven of eight of the commissioners voted to scrap the long-planned construction of a $25 million airport terminal.

Urges higher vote turnouts
In reference to the piece in The Chronicle's Aug. 4 Rants & Raves about all politicians going home and letting us elect people who care more about what is best for this country than they do about their political careers was a very good thought. Robert P. McConnell Jr., Hephzibah

Overtime

Labonte awarded pole due to rain

Overtime: Williams tops Hingis, moves to title match

Nationalism hits boxing competition

A growing problem

Davis breaks American record in 200 freestyle

Phelps makes history by qualifying for Olympics

Museum lures fishing enthusiasts

Georgia snags Screven ace

Controversy surrounds Canadians

Weed is a growing problem

Museum lures fishing enthusiasts

Deer harvest numbers decline

Fuel tank problems delay X-33 spacecraft test
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Test flights of the X-33 space plane, which NASA once hoped to get off the ground in 1999, have been delayed until 2002 because of fuel tank problems.

GM refines fuel cell technology
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - By 2010, consumers may be able to buy vehicles powered by electricity from hydrogen fuel cells that would be twice as efficient as today's cars and trucks with far less pollutants, the head of General Motors Corp.'s research division said.

Fuel tank problems delay X-33 spacecraft test

GM refines fuel cell technology