Braves sweep away Padres

Giants clobber Mets

Braves' bats have run out of power

Braves fall to Dodgers

Braves notes: Sanders returns from DL

Pastime helps to pass time

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks rose Monday, as cautious investors bet positive economic news and stable interest rates will provide a boost to second-half profits.

Tire maker, dealers cross wires

Tire maker, dealers cross wires
Bridgestone/Firestone's recall is apparently creating some confusion at tire dealerships already swamped by consumers seeking replacement tires.

Alabama's coach returns with high expectations

It's now or never for Dogs

Eagles, Bulldogs practice for upcoming matchup

Nutt says he'll give quarterback release

Clemson a threat to 'Noles

Tigers prepare for serious practice

College football preview scheduled

Aiken crime is getting worse

Three trials were enough

Men are better than columnist says

To pray or not to pray

Debunking columnist's column

Can court let trials go on endlessly?

Gambling, lottery are both immoral

North Augusta's choice

Phony confessional

Critic offers copy editing services

Potter books a learning experience

N-waste wake-up call

Animal rescuer pleads for help

Teen births down, but are abortions?

Age old question: Preventive care can lead to healthier life
Q: I just turned 50 years old. Are there any special medical tests I should have performed? - J.L., Martinez

Yoga
Yoga began in India thousands of years ago where it was closely tied to Hindu traditions of meditation. Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word ``yug,'' which means union with the divine.

Mother makes time for herself
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Cathe Beebe's key chain hung from her front pocket as she power-walked around Waynesboro's city park. The little turtle with the word ``patience'' on top is a perfect symbol for her approach to weight loss: slow and steady.

Perez wins Ozarks Open after three-way playoff

Augusta to honor Howell

Mediate steals the show at Buick Open

PGA Championship tee times

Marchman wins Orville White Cup

Valhalla an exception in more ways than one

Pastime helps to pass time
My family was out of town last week, leaving me to fend for myself.

Early morning accident claims couple
A couple died early Monday after their blue 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage crashed into a utility pole and ignited near Washington Road.

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

Yoga

Mother makes time for herself

Age old question: Preventive care can lead to healthier life

Across the area
An Augusta man who served jail time for manslaughter and faced as much as 25 years if convicted this week of new crimes chose to plead guilty Monday.

Room to grow

Gambling machines returned

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.

Fire department debt may exceed $27,000
Augusta fire department officials still are trying to clear up questions about the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs Conference account and make the controversy go away.

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.

Officials examine procedure
Richmond County sheriff's officials are investigating whether proper procedures were followed at the county's emergency dispatch center Thursday when reports came in while a deputy was beaten bloody during a street brawl.

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.

Low reservoir levels threaten water supply

This week in South Carolina

Two candidates praise city

Brown's accuser doubted

County's school board plans to lower millage

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.

Medical workers see layoff
Citing a need for greater productivity and efficiency, the administration at Community Mental Health Center of East Central Georgia is planning to lay off 47 people and reassign 73.

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.

Across the area

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.

Children adjust to being pupils

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.

Counties scramble for teachers

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.

Fire department debt may exceed $27,000

Uncertain fate

Early morning accident claims couple

Teen faces charges in fatal accident

Education secretary touts Gore's stance

Children adjust to being pupils
GLOVERVILLE - The first day of school was a stressful time for some young pupils. Whatever Donaven White had for breakfast Monday, it ended up on a parquet floor at Gloverville Elementary School.

Gambling machines returned
Less than a week after Columbia County sheriff's deputies confiscated more than 50 video poker machines, four were returned to their owners Monday.

Burned dog healing, living with family
SAVANNAH - Just two months ago, Lazarus, a Rottweiler mix puppy, suffered third-degree burns and had to have an ear removed after being set on fire.

Rains bring unwanted fungus

Aiken OKs new air terminal

Board foils plans for Bush Field

Low reservoir levels threaten water supply
Thurmond Lake could fall 9 more feet by January and force water restrictions along the lower Savannah River if the current drought cycle doesn't subside.

Across the area

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.

Adoption weekend helps animal shelter
After a weekend filled with adoptions, Columbia County's Animal Shelter was back to normal Monday.

Two killed, three injured in I-20 accident

County's school board plans to lower millage
The Columbia County Board of Education is prepared to lower its millage by one-third of a mill when it meets in special session today.

This week in Georgia

Counties scramble for teachers
Teachers in Columbia and Richmond counties returned Monday, but some schools still did not have enough educators to fill all positions.

Books aim to clarify county history

Teen faces charges in fatal accident
The 15-year-old driver of the Mercury Mountaineer that flipped five times after changing lanes Sunday on Interstate 20 will face second-degree vehicular homicide charges, police said Monday.

Education secretary touts Gore's stance
LOS ANGELES - Al Gore would continue the progress the Clinton administration is making in education, an issue too important to leave to Republicans bent on experimentation, Secretary of Education Richard Riley said Monday to Georgia delegates attending the Democratic National Convention.

Aiken OKs new air terminal
AIKEN - Aiken City Council narrowly approved a local company's low bid for a new airport terminal Monday night after some members tried to shoot down the $1.1 million project.

Room to grow
Eagles with wings outstretched, jolly Santa Clauses and magnolias that look so real one almost wants to bend down and drink in their scent adorn the shelves and every open space in the two-story building on the campus of Friendship Community Center on Central Avenue.

Two die in I-20 accident

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.

Poet brings sparkle to Georgia counties

Medical workers see layoff

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

Titans topple Rams

Broncos beat Packers

Mr. Edward Wood
GIRARD, Ga. - Mr. Edward J. Wood, 88, of Georgia Highway 23 South, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. James Osinga
DAVISBORO, Ga. - Mr. James Osinga, 87, of Fox Farm Drive, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Washington County Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.

Mr. Hasting Franklin Jr.
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Mr. Hasting Franklin Jr., 56, of Hardy Place Road, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000.

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

Javaris Dow
Javaris Hakeem Dow, 10, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at the University of South Carolina Children's Hospital, Charleston, S.C.

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. Doris Cook
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Doris Ann Martin Cook, 58, of Plantation Drive, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at her residence.

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

Mrs. Jennie Rowland
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Jennie Goodman Rowland, 94, of DeLaughter Drive, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at her residence.

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

Mrs. Evelyn Peebles
Mrs. Evelyn Herron Peebles, 86, of Pleasant Home Road, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at Forest Lake Health Care.

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

Mrs. Mary Lee
DUBLIN, Ga. - Mrs. Mary Frances Lee, 69, of Cardinal Drive, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, in Macon.

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

Mrs. Ida Greenway
TWIN CITY, Ga. - Mrs. Ida Lane Greenway, 80, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at Sunbridge Health Care Center, Statesboro.

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

Mrs. Ella Askew
BROOKS, Ga. - Mrs. Ella Mae Roberts Askew, 73, of Pasha Drive, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Spalding County Hospital, Griffin.

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

Mr. Ronald Jackson
AIKEN - Mr. Ronald T. Jackson, 42, of Limerick Drive, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

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

Mr. Dolan Holloway
FLUSHING, N.Y. - Mr. Dolan Holloway, 98, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, in Elmhurst.

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

Mr. James Bird
Mr. James M. Bird, 77, of Sheffield Drive, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, in Atlanta.

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

Mr. James Williams
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. James ``Jim'' Williams, 84, of Jefferson Davis Highway, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

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

Miss Lucia Moody
AIKEN - Miss Lucia Owens Moody, 72, of Wise Creek Lane, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at her residence.

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Glenn Wommack
TENNILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Glenn Boland Wommack, 80, of Fourth Street, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Willie Bragg Sr.

Miss Lucia Moody

Miss Lorene Denard

Mr. George Craft

Mrs. Jennie Rowland

Mrs. Alberta Adams

Mrs. Ida Greenway

Mrs. Silvana Casella

Mr. Edward Wood

Mrs. Doris Cook

Mr. James Williams

Mrs. Myra Williams

Mr. Dolan Holloway

Mrs. Ella Askew

Mrs. Mary Lee

Mrs. Margaret Williams

Mr. James Bird

Mrs. Delois Odom

Mrs. Alice Reeves

Mr. Martin Harris

Mr. Hasting Franklin Jr.

Mrs. Allie Wooten

Mrs. Evelyn Peebles

Mrs. Alice Reeves

Mr. James Osinga

Ms. Johnnie Cummings

Mrs. Margaret Williams

Mr. Joseph Pickering Sr.

Mrs. Glenn Wommack

Mr. Ronald Jackson

Javaris Dow

Mr. Jeffrey Henderson Sr.

Parr: Jewish pride bursting out
I LIKE vice Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., both as a senator and as a Jewish role model.

Critic offers copy editing services
Strange things happen in this fast-paced world of ours: recently, while I was asleep, and according to the Aug. 11 Chronicle, the Reform Party political convention moved from Long Beach, Calif., to Sacramento (editorial). Russell K. Brown, Grovetown

Phony confessional
President Clinton's so-called confessional last week before hundreds of conservative clergymen - rehashing his process of redemption since the sordid Monica Lewinsky affair - reeked of being just one more political manipulation by the guy who wrote the book on political spin.

Three trials were enough
This letter is regarding the Jason Kennedy case. This young man has been put on trial three times with a hung jury. Frances Larrew, Martinez

Parr: Jewish pride bursting out
I LIKE vice Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., both as a senator and as a Jewish role model.

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.

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

Can court let trials go on endlessly?
I am writing regarding the Jason Kennedy trial. He has been tried for the murder of Caitlyn Laney. Joyce Roberson, Augusta

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

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 .

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

North Augusta's choice
North Augustans must feel like they're asked to troop to the polls almost once a month.

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

Madcap Marcie rides again
Some members of the Augusta Aviation Commission are being led by the nose, following a theatrical pied piper who says big things are destined for Augusta, if only we build a massive airport.

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

Potter books carry enduring themes
As a professor at a Texas university who teaches children's and young adult liteature courses, I have included, Harry Potter and the Scorcerer's Stone several times in my syllabus. Karen V. Zagrodnik, Ph.D., Martinez

Men are better than columnist says
In her Aug. 11 column, Betsy Hart advocated we judge women based on their success or failure in ''civilizing'' their husbands and used Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton as opposing examples. Karen Gutmann, Aiken

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

Gambling, lottery are both immoral
It's appalling that some would use their position of influence to promote immorality. Call it by any name, gambling is gambling, be it lottery or video poker. Andy Windham, Wagener

Clemson hires grad to coach women's track

Holyfield proves the wrong thing in winning WBA title over Ruiz

Overtime: Williams holds off Davenport to defend title

Park wins first race as Gordon's streak ends

Intel introduces Pocket PC Camera
SAN JOSE, Calif. - After dipping its toe into the water with a branded Internet appliance, Intel Corp. is making another foray into the pool of businesses that complement its computer chip-making with a new dual-purpose digital camera.

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.

Your style

Boy-crazy friend could get in trouble
''My friend and I are going to be sophomores this year. My friend is so boy-crazy she messes with every boy. They call her names at school like 'whore,' and she says it doesn't bother her - but it bothers me because when I walk with her they say I must be like her.'' - 14-year-old Augusta girl

Reel stuff
CAST: Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Diana Scarwid, Joe Morton, Miranda Otto, James Remar, Katharine Towne and Amber Valleta.

Your style
Samantha West, 17, is a rising junior at Lucy C. Laney High School.

Creative learning
Courtney DeGennaro was ''scared to death'' the day before school.

Reel stuff

Boy-crazy friend could get in trouble

Creative learning

New chemical laser unveiled

Intel introduces Pocket PC Camera

From CNN to a new frontier: SPACE.com