Braves notes: Braves keep Dodgers' Sheffield in check

Jackets among those taking advantage of independents

Braves notes: Sanders returns from DL

Braves fall to Dodgers

Jackets down Bombers for 5th straight victory

Braves beat Dodgers 4-1

Call of wild fuels need for travel

'Augusta Chronicle' names new business editor

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

Pocket change

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.

On the move

Slash your high grocery bills without going hungry

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

'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
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:

College football season highly anticipated

College football preview scheduled

Nutt says he'll give quarterback release

Clemson a threat to 'Noles

It's now or never for Dogs

Bulldogs prepare for season opener

How to stop Forest Hill flooding

Debunking columnist's column

Sister's courage is applauded

To pray or not to pray

Air traveler likes terminal as it is

Animal rescuer pleads for help

A flight from reality

Regent pick crucial

Teen births down, but are abortions?

Trashed baby simply a choice

Truth test told

Gun facts show death risks are low

N-waste wake-up call

Potter books a learning experience

Aiken crime is getting worse

Truman was prophetic about GOP

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Valhalla's head pro is an Augusta native

Perry surges into lead at Buick

Perez wins Ozarks Open after three-way playoff

Golf roundup: Johnson on top at Ozarks

Marchman wins Orville White Cup

Mitch Marchman takes Orville White Cup lead

Mediate steals the show at Buick Open

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?

Two killed, three injured in I-20 accident
A 15-year-old girl driving her mother's Mercury Mountaineer lost control of the SUV Sunday just east of Wheeler Road along Interstate 20 killing two passengers and sending three to the hospital. According to witnesses the girl was driving in the middle lane and began to pull into the inside lane in front of another vehicle. She jerked the Mountaineer back to the middle lane and then lost control. The vehicle flipped at least five times and landed upside down on the side of the roadway, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Department. Full story The Augusta Chronicle

Horsing around at Saratoga Springs

Isadora Duncan refashioned world of dance

New home has traditional features

Respect friend's wishes on pregnancy

In the know

Band loyalty

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

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.

Miss Augusta 2001 is crowned

This week in South Carolina
Aiken Brass will perform in the Hopeland Gardens Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. at the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage in Hopeland Gardens. The series continues through Aug. 28. Picnic suppers are welcome at the free concerts, but alcohol is prohibited. In the event of rain, series performances may be held at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center gymnasium or rescheduled. For more information, call 642-7631.

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

Brown's accuser doubted

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

This week in South Carolina

Across the area
Just after 11 p.m. Saturday, police say, two men, one of them armed with a handgun, robbed the Super 8 Motel at 2137 Gordon Highway.

College football season highly anticipated

Two die in I-20 accident

Across the area

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.

Congestion at schools addressed

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.

Two killed, three injured in I-20 accident

Making tracks

Books aim to clarify county history
Most local historians agree that two signers of the Constitution once called Columbia County home. It's also the founding site of the Southern Baptist Convention and the heart of a controversial split of a major Georgia territory.

Rains bring unwanted fungus

Board foils plans for Bush Field
It was a little more than a month ago that David Dorminey, marketing director of Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field, asked the Air Service Task Force to raise $600,000 for marketing and promotion of the airport and its services.

Officials' phone bills top $1,000

Poet brings sparkle to Georgia counties
Country living/city style. Margaret ``Pinkie'' Knox coined the phrase that has become the official slogan for Thomson and McDuffie County.

Books aim to clarify county history

Uncertain fate
Classmates called him shrimp. They called him freak. They even called him a devil worshiper.

Poet brings sparkle to Georgia counties

Call of wild fuels need for travel

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.

This week in Georgia
The Pakistan American Cultural Association of Augusta will celebrate Pakistan Independence Day 2000. The main event will be held Friday at the Fort Gordon's Officer's Club, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The program will include dinner and entertainment. Proceeds will benefit various charities. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Call 855-1972 for more information.

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.

People find pets at adoptions

Uncertain fate

Brown's accuser doubted
AIKEN - The utility worker who accused soul singer James Brown of assault and kidnapping last month refused to talk to investigators after hiring an attorney, according to a case file.

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.

Board foils plans for Bush Field

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.

Two die in I-20 accident
The signs of a family vacation were scattered along Interstate 20 after a Mercury Mountaineer with five people inside flipped at least five times, ejecting and then killing two passengers Sunday.

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.

Rains bring unwanted fungus
Rain has revitalized a little more than the shrubbery for some people. Gardeners who were forced to watch their greenery die because of dry weather are now flocking to the nurseries with renewed interest.

This week in Georgia

Two candidates praise city
NORTH AUGUSTA - The winner of Tuesday's special election to determine the Republican nominee for North Augusta City Council is expected to be the winner of the November general election.

Across the area

Aiken delegates take leading role

Miller re-energizes party delegates

Two candidates praise city

Colts blank Saints

Broncos beat Packers

Chargers roll over Vikings

Mrs. Mary Griffin
GIBSON, Ga. - Mrs. Mary Fordham Griffin, 67, of Griffin Pond Road, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

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

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

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

Mrs. Alice Reeves
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Alice Lane Reeves died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at National Healthcare.

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

Mrs. Silvana Casella
Mrs. Silvana Casella, 82, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

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

Mr. Jeffrey Henderson Sr.
NEW ELLENTON - Mr. Jeffrey Bruce Henderson Sr., 34, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at his residence.

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

Mr. Joseph Pickering Sr.
OCALA, Fla. - Mr. Joseph Dennis Pickering Sr., 70, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

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

Mrs. Myra Williams
AIKEN - Mrs. Myra Corley Williams, 78, of McCormick Street, North West, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

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

Mrs. Allie Wooten
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Mrs. Allie L. Woodward Wooten, 86, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, in Aiken.

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

Mrs. Alberta Adams
Mrs. Alberta M. Adams died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

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

Ms. Johnnie Cummings
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Ms. Johnnie B. Cummings, 62, of Carver Street, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at Sparta Health Care, Sparta.

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

Mrs. Mamie Durham
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Mamie Ruth Dunnaway Durham, 61, of Spring St., died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Willis Memorial Hospital.

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

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

Mrs. Margaret Williams
STILLMORE, Ga. - Mrs. Margaret Lindsey Williams, 67, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center.

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

Miss Lorene Denard
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Miss Lorene Denard, 95, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Wilkes Health Care Center.

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

Mr. Martin Harris
MILLEN, Ga. - Mr. Martin Harris, 43, of Drexel Avenue, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Willie Bragg Sr.
HILTONIA, Ga. - Mr. Willie ``Sam'' Bragg Sr., 90, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, in Screven County.

Ms. Johnnie Cummings

Mr. James Smith

Mrs. Margaret Williams

Mr. Cecil Shelman

Mrs. Allie Wooten

Mr. James Ashley

Ms. Barbara Jones

Mrs. Marguerite Dionne

Mr. Lawrence Broome

Mrs. Myra Williams

Mr. George Craft

Mr. Jeffrey Henderson Sr.

Mrs. Alice Reeves

Miss Lorene Denard

Mr. Joseph Pickering Sr.

Mr. Willie Bragg Sr.

Mrs. Alberta Adams

Mrs. Delois Odom

Mr. George Craft

Mr. Martin Harris

Mrs. Mary Joiner

Mrs. Mary Coleman

Mr. Tom Stoughton Jr.

Mrs. Silvana Casella

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

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

Potter books a learning experience
What a breath of fresh air to read the Aug. 10 letter by Nicole Baugh regarding Harry Potter books. Susan Cain Giusto, Augusta

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

Harry Potter books follow a tradition
Well, well, well - Harry Potter is evil - with its witchcraft and satanism. Does anyone remember The Wizard of Oz, filled with witches and spells? Edna Mae Tinsley, North Augusta

Second Amendment gone in N.Y.
There are several places in the world that I am glad I don't live in, including New York City, because I agree with everything John Rocker said, and more. Maggie Murphy, Aiken

Debunking columnist's column
It seems that in damning the iniquities of Sen. Joseph Lieberman's politics, Chronicle columnist Phil Kent felt it also necessary to debunk the ``junk science'' of global warming in his Aug. 8 column. Matt Edwards, Martinez

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

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

To pray or not to pray
To pray or not to pray, that is the question for Edgefield County school officials as Strom Thurmond High School's football season approaches for .

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

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.

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

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.

N-waste wake-up call
The U.S. Energy Department has been plagued by a host of problems in recent months, including security breaches at its nuclear labs and power shortages in California.

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.

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

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.

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

Animal rescuer pleads for help
My heart sank as I read about all the animals at Columbia County Animal Control that will be killed unless someone goes out there and saves them. Since I work 14 to 18 hours a day in our rescue group, I see this every day, but you never get used to it. Elaine van der Linden, Belvedere

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

Teen births down, but are abortions?
The Augusta Chronicle's Aug. 9 front page proclaimed the teen birth rate was down, the lowest since the 1940s. What was missing was the statistics telling us how that measured to the number of abortions for teens. Dean Thomas, 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

Aiken crime is getting worse
In response to Frank Murphy's Aug. 9 letter regarding crime in Aiken, there is no doubt in my mind that crime seems to really be getting bad here. Deborah Strautmann, Aiken

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

Overtime: Williams holds off Davenport to defend title

A growing problem

Nationalism hits boxing competition

Park wins first race as Gordon's streak ends

Holyfield proves the wrong thing in winning WBA title over Ruiz

Museum lures fishing enthusiasts

Overtime: Williams tops Hingis, moves to title match

Phelps makes history by qualifying for Olympics

Labonte awarded pole due to rain

Museum lures fishing enthusiasts

Weed is a growing problem

Deer harvest numbers decline

New chemical laser unveiled
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A new, lightweight, ``all gas'' chemical laser, which could enable a range of future laser weapons systems, has been invented by the Air Force Research Laboratory in Albuquerque.

From CNN to a new frontier: SPACE.com
Maybe space is Lou Dobbs' final frontier after all. A year after quitting his executive job at CNN to launch a one-stop cyber shop for news and entertainment about the cosmos, Dobbs is showing little inclination of returning to the more earthly world of financial news.

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.

New chemical laser unveiled

GM refines fuel cell technology

From CNN to a new frontier: SPACE.com