Tourists snap Jackets' win streak

Minor league notebook

Card trading a whole new game

Third parties determine value

Furcal spurs on Braves

Braves lose series opener

Braves notebook

Glaser pitches no-hitter for Jax

Pitcher credits defense

Braves notebook

Braves get first look at new park

Braves rocked by Giants

First grade marks start of long trip

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

Business briefs

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.

On the move

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

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

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.

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

Wheels of misfortune

Cycle icon rides across town

New channel won't raise bills

Pocket change

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.

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.

Area college team capsules

LSU playing to high expectations

Weinke looking forward to season

Wildcats seek third straight bowl bid

Terps hope to regain edge

USC lineman leaves team

'Emergency' aid too slow

Doctor has patients' total support

A 'heads-up' for airport commission

There's more than just one Bible

Augusta flood critic way off base

Riley's switch

Read the Bible, not Potter books

Long live the Confederate flag

Regent choice is critical to MCG

Bicyclists have road rights, too

Takes offense at 'illiterate' statement

No clemency for Williams

Gore's coming out party

Shut the book on Kennedy case

Islam does respect other religions

Democrats and crime

Craig wrong to try Kennedy again

Where has all the good music gone?

Congress pay raise unjustified

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.

PGA notebook

Juniors take control in Palmetto Am 082000 - The Augusta Chronicle

Tiger stumbles but keeps lead

Patient Woods in command

Course knowledge helps Bissell

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.

Rock band will lead youth rally

Confederate general blamed for Donelson loss

Hash for cash

Swap shop

Class offers in-depth beer study

Walking with God helps us die unto sin

Trail yields its tales

Dream house to be raffled

Russian church canonizes czar and his family

Common sense will dictate who goes first

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

Faith digest

GOP decision divides county

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

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

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.

High school tests student group concept

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.

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.

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.

Manager refuses job in Colleton

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

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.

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.

Expulsion prompts lawsuit

New schedule creates traffic snarl

Two face murder charges after drive-by

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.

State purchases PACT trial exams

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.

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

Cemetery offers genealogy help

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.

Philippine-American wins Miss Augusta

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

Making tracks

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.

Defendant has history of troubles

Pay glitch hits MCG Health

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

Storm leaves damage in its wake

Across the area

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.

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.

Wetlands offer answers

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.

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

Golden Knights highlight blast

Across the area

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.

Pupils, teachers reunite

Rebel flags fly above highway

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.

Walking the line

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

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.

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.

Appeal hinges on evidence

Augusta aims for airlines

Falcons offense sputters in loss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. James Quarles
AIKEN - Mr. James Andre ``Boy'' Quarles, 61, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Ashley Bunker

Mrs. Claudine Daniels

Blake Franco

Mr. Clarence Boyd

Mr. Marvin Bain

Mr. Warren Key Jr.

Mrs. Ethel Phillips

Mrs. Willie Hunt

Mrs. Alma Powell

Mr. Ernest Mackie Jr.

Mrs. Thelma Fulmer

Mrs. Anne Zeigler

Mrs. Bertha Bynum

Mr. James Player

Mrs. Lucille Woodward

Mr. Everette Josey

Mrs. Shirley Edenfield

Mr. J. Shields Kenan

Mr. Junius Ridgdill

Mr. Wilbur Rychly

Mrs. Claudia Gaines

Mr. Robert Leach

Mrs. Jannett Hicklin

Mr. Willie Haywood

Mrs. Dorothy Freeman

Mr. Reuben Garrard

Mr. Willie Oliver

Mrs. Willie Hunt

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.

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.''

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.''

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.''

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.

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

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

'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.

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.

Prep teams play in Jamboree

Overtime: Little League World Series begins today

'Little E' sets mark, wins pole

NASCAR notebook: Labonte's ready to roll

Nascar notebook

Teen soccer player handed lifetime ban

Road gets smoother for Mast

Bow hunters gather at jamboree

Aniticipating the hunt

Outdoors calendar

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Changes threaten day center

Negotiators cite progress in talks

Soldiers contract tick disease

Bill to create African AIDS fund

Search for cause progresses