Braves lose series opener

Card trading a whole new game

Tourists snap Jackets' win streak

Glaser pitches no-hitter for Jax

Third parties determine value

Braves notebook

Braves rocked by Giants

Braves get first look at new park

Braves notebook

Furcal spurs on Braves

Pitcher credits defense

Minor league notebook

First grade marks start of long trip

On the move
Tony Strickland has been promoted to director of product development, utilitywear fabrics, at Avondale Apparel Fabrics, Graniteville, S.C. He previously served as director of technical quality, sportswear fabrics, with Avondale.

On the move

Wheels of misfortune

Cycle icon rides across town
Vic's Harley-Davidson is ready to pull up the kickstand and rumble into Columbia County.

Pocket change

New channel won't raise bills
Comcast Corp. said Friday that carrying Turner South will not result in a rate increase for Augusta cable viewers.

Business briefs
Dixieland Concrete and Master Craft Flooring, both in Evans, received the Challenge Award for their performance in excellence.

Low-cost gas finds new city
Columbus, Ga., claimed the title of ``cheapest gas in Georgia'' this month, a spot historically held by Augusta.

Wheels of misfortune
In the past few years, Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. has been gaining ground on competitors, in part, analysts have said, because of its relationship with Ford and the success of its sport utility vehicles.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks fell Friday in another session of cooled trading ahead of next week's Federal Reserve meeting.

Cycle icon rides across town

Low-cost gas finds new city

Business briefs

New channel won't raise bills

Pocket change
Senior-level managers seeking new employment should know that snail-mail and faxes are on their way out as the best way to contact recruiters: Executive search companies say they prefer to receive resumes via e-mail, a new survey finds.

Wildcats seek third straight bowl bid

USC lineman leaves team

Weinke looking forward to season

Area college team capsules

LSU playing to high expectations

Terps hope to regain edge

Congress pay raise unjustified

Gore's coming out party

Regent choice is critical to MCG

Where has all the good music gone?

No clemency for Williams

Craig wrong to try Kennedy again

Islam does respect other religions

Read the Bible, not Potter books

Takes offense at 'illiterate' statement

A 'heads-up' for airport commission

Shut the book on Kennedy case

Riley's switch

Democrats and crime

Bicyclists have road rights, too

'Emergency' aid too slow

Long live the Confederate flag

There's more than just one Bible

Doctor has patients' total support

Augusta flood critic way off base

St. John to get new, one-of-a-kind organ
St. John United Methodist Church on Greene Street has a new organ on the way - with delivery expected the fall of 2003.

Faith digest
Moms in Touch is seeking mothers to become part of teams that pray for individual schools in Richmond and Columbia counties.

Hash for cash
Ads say the sale opens at noon, but regulars know Johnston (S.C.) Pentecostal Holiness Church will be out of barbecue chicken at $5 a plate before then.

Class offers in-depth beer study
It wouldn't be unusual to see courses such as art, science and history on a college student's class schedule. But the Art, Science and History of Beer?

Walking with God helps us die unto sin
As an idealistic youth, I thought I could die unto sin altogether so that it was no longer I who lived, but Christ who lived in me.

Dream house to be raffled
The house of your dreams could be yours for just $100. Hard to believe? It's true.

Russian church canonizes czar and his family
MOSCOW - Ending a decades-long debate, the Russian Orthodox Church on Monday canonized Russia's last czar, Nicholas II, saying the haughty, cruel ruler died as a martyr to faith when he was executed 82 years ago.

Swap shop
In a perfect world, parents and their children would agree on what to wear.

Rock band will lead youth rally
Sam Barnhart preaches with a guitar. The musician said he has learned more about ministry touring with Christian rock band Bleach than he has sitting in ministerial-arts classes.

Common sense will dictate who goes first
Dear Carson: When leaving a restaurant with no host or hostess leading the way, should the man go first to clear a path and open doors, or should the lady go first?

Confederate general blamed for Donelson loss
He's remembered as a blundering, cowardly Confederate commander who abandoned his troops in the face of battle at Fort Donelson in Tennessee and fled to safety.

Trail yields its tales
Some guys stumble into a midlife crisis and cope by buying an old muscle car.

Course knowledge helps Bissell

PGA notebook

Patient Woods in command

Juniors take control in Palmetto Am 082000 - The Augusta Chronicle

Tiger stumbles but keeps lead

PGA notebook

First grade marks start of long trip
My parents have a fading reel of film taken more than 40 years ago with a home movie camera.

Swap shop

Dream house to be raffled

Class offers in-depth beer study

Confederate general blamed for Donelson loss

Walking with God helps us die unto sin

St. John to get new, one-of-a-kind organ

Common sense will dictate who goes first

Rock band will lead youth rally

Faith digest

Russian church canonizes czar and his family

Trail yields its tales

Hash for cash

GOP decision divides county

Augusta aims for airlines
Colorado Springs did it. So did Savannah.

Golden Knights highlight blast

Two face murder charges after drive-by
Two North Augusta men have been charged with murder in a drive-by shooting on Broad Street this week that apparently began with a name-calling contest.

Cemetery offers genealogy help
Crumbling designs and faded epitaphs on century-old grave markers speak volumes to local genealogist and researcher Carrie Adamson.

Former city employee pleads guilty to theft
Homer L. Moore, 63, pleaded guilty to a theft charge in Richmond County Superior Court. He received a three-year probation sentence and an order to repay the county an amount to be determined later.

Philippine-American wins Miss Augusta

Expulsion prompts lawsuit

Expulsion prompts lawsuit
The mother of a 16-year-old Burke County High School student is suing the school district for expelling her son after an incident she says is related to his being a special education student.

Across the area

Across the area
Bond was denied Friday for three men facing rape charges, including one who has unrelated child molestation charges pending trial.

Pupils, teachers reunite

High school tests student group concept

New schedule creates traffic snarl
Before 7 a.m., Columbia County school Superintendent Tommy Price arrived at the Lakeside schools to monitor any traffic congestion that might occur because of new start times.

New schedule creates traffic snarl

Pupils, teachers reunite
Richmond and Columbia county pupils had a typical day of nervous anticipation and excitement about starting a new school year Friday.

Pay glitch hits MCG Health

GOP decision divides county
WATKINSVILLE, Ga. - The Oconee County Republican Party Executive Committee will meet this weekend to discuss its future after the commission chairman candidate it nominated was rejected by state Republican leaders Tuesday.

State purchases PACT trial exams

High school tests student group concept
ATHENS, Ga. - Clarke Central High School faculty are hoping ninth-graders will receive more individual attention and make the transition from middle school with relative ease this fall with the help of a new ``academy'' program.

County charges residents runoff fee
Gena Thomas got an unexpected and unwelcome statement in the mail Friday.

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.

State purchases PACT trial exams
COLUMBIA - The state Department of Education has contracted with a New Hampshire company to help teachers plan for a test that could have significant weight for school districts in the future.

Golden Knights highlight blast
As The Star-Spangled Banner played in the background, Sgt. 1st Class Mark Hollabaugh rode on the wind beneath his black-and-gold Army parachute.

Philippine-American wins Miss Augusta
A self described ''Navy brat,'' Goldei Mary Baysa has lived in many countries and learned respect for many cultures.

Across the area
An Evans home sustained heavy fire and smoke damage Saturday after two children accidentally started the blaze with a cigarette lighter, said Martinez Fire Department Public Information Officer Honey Shore.

Pay glitch hits MCG Health
A couple of glitches in the payroll system skewed direct deposits for hundreds of employees at MCG Health Inc. on Friday.

Walking the line
A motorist is given a sobriety test alongside John C. Calhoun Expressway. Richmond County sheriff's deputies and Georgia State Patrol troopers were at the location from 9 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday, checking driver's licenses and insurance cards and looking for drivers who were intoxicated or possessed illegal drugs.

Manager refuses job in Colleton

Defendant has history of troubles
There are two sides to Darryl Wilson.

Appeal hinges on evidence
The same day Augusta native Alexander Williams is scheduled to die in the electric chair, an Augusta federal judge will be asked to decide whether another Georgia death row inmate may present evidence in his federal appeal.

Across the area

Cemetery offers genealogy help

Teachers say reading plan needs new test
ATLANTA - A $13 million reading program created in response to Georgia's low vocabulary and reading comprehension scores on a standardized test hasn't resulted in consistent improvements in pupil test performance.

Storm leaves damage in its wake

Manager refuses job in Colleton
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Edgefield County Administrator Wayne Adams turned down the job Colleton County Council offered him Thursday.

Buffalo Soldiers share tale
AIKEN - Just one year after a local unit of Buffalo Soldiers was formed by Aiken Public Safety Officers Lt. Donald Butler and Cpl. Sonny Ford, the two re-enactors of the legendary horse soldiers have told the troopers' story in five states.

Augusta aims for airlines

Storm leaves damage in its wake
Pea-size hail, ripping winds, lightning bolts and what may have been tornadoes were all part of Augusta's share of a storm system stretching from North Carolina to Macon on Friday.

Two face murder charges after drive-by

Defendant has history of troubles

Wetlands offer answers

Appeal hinges on evidence

OMI celebrates anniversary
An open grill with sizzling hamburgers and hot dogs. Watermelon wedges and strawberry shortcake spread out on a checkered picnic tablecloth.

Walking the line

Rebel flags fly above highway
AIKEN - Friday began early for Bill Vanderhoff, who was out before dawn digging holes behind the Jefferson Davis Highway marker on U.S. Highway 1 between Lexington and West Columbia - one of hundreds of markers along the route named for the president of the Confederate States of America.

Making tracks

Rebel flags fly above highway

Wetlands offer answers
Augusta has spent years and millions of dollars trying to solve its pollution problems. In the end, salvation might be in the bulrushes.  View the photo gallery

Falcons offense sputters in loss

Mr. Clarence Boyd
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Clarence Boyd, of Yellowtown Road, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000.

Mrs. Inez Morris
EVANS - Mrs. Inez Morris, 82, of Brandon Wilde, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Ethel Phillips
Mrs. Ethel G. Phillips, 95, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Bertha Bynum
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mrs. Bertha Goodwine Bynum, 77, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at Barnwell County Hospital, Barnwell.

Mrs. Anne Zeigler
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Anne Morgan Zeigler, 80, of Highview Avenue, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, in Baton Rouge, La.

Mrs. Jannett Hicklin
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mrs. Jannett Delores Hicklin, 55, of Forest Circle, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000.

Mr. Robert Leach
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Robert Terrell ``Bob'' Leach, 53, of Veazey Road, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens.

Mrs. Claudia Gaines
Mrs. Claudia Mae Gaines, 65, of Maple Street, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Willie Haywood
Mr. Willie Haywood, of Wheeler Road, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. James Quarles
AIKEN - Mr. James Andre ``Boy'' Quarles, 61, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Willie Oliver
Mr. Willie Lee Oliver, 75, of Japonica Avenue, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Claudine Daniels
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Mrs. Claudine Daniels, 90, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at Meadow Brook Health Center.

Mr. Wilbur Rychly
MARTINEZ - Mr. Wilbur ``Bill'' J. Rychly, 83, of Bay Point, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Lucille Woodward
BELVEDERE - Mrs. Lucille Questelle Woodward, 80, of Jesse Dee Street, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Warren Key Jr.
Mr. Warren Key Jr., 75, of Prep Street, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Marvin Bain
Mr. Marvin G. ``Billy'' Bain, 74, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. Charles Thompson Jr.
Mr. Charles Boifeuillett ``Charlie'' Thompson Jr., 81, died Saturday, Aug. 19 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Medical Center.

Mr. Junius Ridgdill
NUNEZ, Ga. - Mr. Junius Benjamin Ridgdill, 74, of Georgia Highway 297, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000.

Mr. Reuben Garrard
LINCOLNTON, Ga - Mr. Reuben Richard Gerrard, 85, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at Twin View Health Care Center.

Mrs. Thelma Fulmer
AIKEN - Mrs. Thelma Hattie Allen Fulmer, 89, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Shirley Edenfield
ADRIAN, Ga. - Mrs. Shirley Rowland Endenfield, 50, of Odomville Road, died Saturday, Aug. 19, at her residence.

Mrs. Willie Hunt
Mrs. Willie Jo Hunt, 84, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at Windermere Adult Day Health Center.

Blake Franco
Blake Anthony Franco, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Franco, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Willie Hunt
Mrs. Willie Jo Hunt, 84, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at Windermere Nursing Home.

Mr. James Player
Mr. James Player, 65, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at his residence.

Rev. Charles Chavis
AIKEN - Mr. Charles S. Chavis, 72, of Wagener Road, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Alma Powell
SALUDA, S.C. - Mrs. Alma Storey Powell, 80, of Route 6, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at Saluda Nursing Center.

Mr. Ernest Mackie Jr.
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Ernest Mackie Jr., 52, of Five Notch Road, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Johnny Lewis
MIDVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Johnny Paul Lewis, 75, of Mary Street, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Everette Josey
Mr. Everette E. Josey, 79, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Eunice Van Keuren
SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. - Mrs. Eunice Cato Van Keuren, 78, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at Tampa General Hospital, Tampa.

Mr. J. Shields Kenan
STATESBORO, Ga. - Mr. J. Shields Kenan, 84, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at Georgia War Veterans Home, Augusta.

Ashley Bunker
AIKEN - Ashley Meredith Bunker, 2, of Moultrie Drive, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, Augusta.

Mrs. Bertha Atkinson
Mrs. Bertha Holderle Atkinson, retired registered nurse, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Kentwood Nursing Facility. Mrs. Atkinson, of West Wheeler Parkway, was 100.

Mrs. Dorothy Freeman
Mrs. Dorothy Hardy Freeman, 95, of Evans, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at Kentwood Nursing Facility.

Mr. J. Shields Kenan

Mr. Willie Oliver

Mrs. Jannett Hicklin

Mr. Junius Ridgdill

Mrs. Willie Hunt

Mrs. Lucille Woodward

Mr. Willie Haywood

Mr. Clarence Boyd

Mrs. Alma Powell

Mrs. Willie Hunt

Mrs. Claudia Gaines

Mrs. Anne Zeigler

Mrs. Ethel Phillips

Mrs. Shirley Edenfield

Mr. Wilbur Rychly

Mr. Everette Josey

Blake Franco

Mr. Robert Leach

Mrs. Dorothy Freeman

Mr. Reuben Garrard

Mrs. Bertha Bynum

Ashley Bunker

Mrs. Claudine Daniels

Mr. Warren Key Jr.

Mrs. Thelma Fulmer

Mr. Ernest Mackie Jr.

Mr. James Player

Mr. Marvin Bain

The certainty found in the words of truth
THE TIPS OF her fingers are twisted with arthritis, her knuckles are enlarged so that she cannot remove her rings. I commented on one particular ring and she said, "I have worn some of these for sixty years.''

Kent: Gore's class warfare; free speech in Ga.?
LOS ANGELES - Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore got it right in his acceptance speech when he said, ``The future is at stake'' on Nov. 7.

Augusta flood critic way off base
Michael White's letter ("City to blame for flood lawsuits'') is another example of his attitude that he is the No. 1 authority on flooding and drainage in the Augusta area.Robert L. Clements, Louisville

Shut the book on Kennedy case
I can't believe that a family would have to go through the ordeal that the Kennedy family of Martinez is being forced to endure.Dale Duncan, Augusta

Islam does respect other religions
John Craig's Aug. 7 letter asserting that there can be and has been peaceful coexistence between both Moslem and Christian Arabs with the Jewish community in the Arab world is neither ignorance nor naivete.Zameer Sheikh, Martinez

Gore's coming out party
After 16 years in Congress and eight years as vice president, Al Gore still felt it necessary to introduce himself to the American people in his Thursday night speech accepting the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

There's more than just one Bible
Some church people ask why there are so many different churches when there is only one Bible?Marsha Adams Faber Hance North Augusta

Democrats and crime
One of the signal achievements of the Clinton-Gore administration has been to shake off Democrats' well-earned reputation, starting in the anti-Vietnam War era of the 1960s, for being soft on crime.

Sleep or get fat
It's worse than we thought. Not only do we get flabby by not exercising enough, but now scientists tell us we get excess back fat and multiple chins by not sleeping well enough.

Craig wrong to try Kennedy again
I am appalled by the outrageous behavior of our district attorney, Danny Craig.Charity Lyda, Evans

A welcome switch
A centerpiece of Steve Shepard's 1997 campaign for an Augusta Commission seat centered on his plan to ease railroad congestion through the city by installing automatic switches, thereby eliminating the need for trains to stop to manually switch rails.

'Emergency' aid too slow
``Emergency relief'' money available to homeowners who were displaced during the flash floods of June 20 is flowing to them - like a glacier, that is.

Read the Bible, not Potter books
I agree with D.H. Edwards' Chronicle letter. Where have all the so-called Christians gone? Answer: To purchase Harry Potter books.Arvilla Virgil, Harlem

The certainty found in the words of truth
THE TIPS OF her fingers are twisted with arthritis, her knuckles are enlarged so that she cannot remove her rings. I commented on one particular ring and she said, "I have worn some of these for sixty years.''

Bicyclists have road rights, too
Regarding Clint Smith's letter that cars should not share the road with bikes: Sharing the road with bicyclists is not a new idea, it is the law.David J. Collier, Augusta

Doctor has patients' total support
I would like to comment on the recent charges brought against Dr. Edmund Byne Jr.Wanda Murfee, Hephzibah

Congress pay raise unjustified
I recently read Congress will be receiving a 3 percent cost of living pay raise. John C. Whinnery Sr., Aiken

Long live the Confederate flag
Aug. 9 was the anniversary of the beginning of the siege of Atlanta. The first of Union Gen. William T. Sherman's shells that fell on the city killed a little girl and her puppy.Rick Bernardi, North Augusta

Kent: Gore's class warfare; free speech in Ga.?
LOS ANGELES - Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore got it right in his acceptance speech when he said, ``The future is at stake'' on Nov. 7.

Takes offense at 'illiterate' statement
We in the genealogy world read with great interest the Aug. 14 Chronicle news story about the history of Columbia County. The "lack of a book published on Columbia County history'' is true and is sorely needed.Dianne M. Poteat, Lincolnton

Riley's switch
``I think it makes very good sense for the state to have a carefully controlled lottery with the funds going to education. I don't care about our state funding education in Georgia.''

Where has all the good music gone?
Regarding the Aug. 1 letter from Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hargrove: I also like good music and miss the beautiful music we used to enjoy on radio. We had a good music station in Aiken (WNEZ) that played lovely music all day, and it was a joy to hear.Frankie Clark, North Augusta

No clemency for Williams
Killer Alexander E. Williams IV has yet to pay for the evil he did 14 years ago when he kidnapped, robbed, raped and murdered a 16-year-old girl here in Augusta, and stashed her lifeless, violated body in the woods.

Regent choice is critical to MCG
As past president of both the Medical College of Georgia Foundation and the Alumni Association of the School of Medicine of the Medical College of Georgia, I endorse your recent editorial concerning the need for a strong, energetic University Systems regent to replace the late Tom Allgood Sr.Dr. Dan Hanks Jr.

A 'heads-up' for airport commission
The Augusta Airport Commission should remember we do have two airlines flying out of Bush Field.Dick Frank, Augusta

Make Postal Service compete
The U.S. Justice Department is rightfully taking a hard line against monopolies and uncompetitive practices. ``Exhibit A'' is the agency's judicial assault on Microsoft for using its monopoly powers to stomp its software competitors.

NASCAR notebook: Labonte's ready to roll

'Little E' sets mark, wins pole

Overtime: Little League World Series begins today

Prep teams play in Jamboree

Road gets smoother for Mast

Nascar notebook

Teen soccer player handed lifetime ban

Outdoors calendar

Bow hunters gather at jamboree

Aniticipating the hunt

Soldiers contract tick disease
Seven soldiers at Fort Gordon have contracted the tick-borne illness Rocky Mountain spotted fever, with four cases confirmed in the past week, officials said.

Changes threaten day center
Sounds of singing and laughing from another room drift into the ``quiet room'' where Eleanor Dye sits with her granddaughter, Dawn Jarriel.  View the photo gallery

Bill to create African AIDS fund
WASHINGTON (AP) - A week before he makes what will likely be his last presidential trip to Africa, President Clinton plans to sign a bill establishing a trust fund to care for African AIDS victims, Clinton administration officials said Friday.

Search for cause progresses
The links between Alzheimer's disease and other afflictions such as heart disease might hold the key to unlocking how the disease kills brain cells and steals memories and lives, a local researcher said.  View the photo gallery

Negotiators cite progress in talks
WASHINGTON (AP) - Having stepped back from their threat to break off contract talks, negotiators for 87,000 striking Verizon Communications telephone workers expressed optimism Friday that a revised company proposal could end a two-week strike.

Soldiers contract tick disease

Negotiators cite progress in talks

Changes threaten day center

Bill to create African AIDS fund

Search for cause progresses