Minor league notebook

Martinez shuts out Asheville

Furcal spurs on Braves

Braves notebook

Third parties determine value

Tourists snap Jackets' win streak

Pitcher credits defense

Braves notebook

Braves rocked by Giants

Braves salvage series with win

Card trading a whole new game

First grade marks start of long trip

On the move

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

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.

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.

Wheels of misfortune

Pocket change

Business briefs

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.

Curry healthy, ready to run

Terps hope to regain edge

Area college team capsules

LSU playing to high expectations

Islam does respect other religions

Just us liberals

Evolution, Christianity compatible

Riley's switch

Craig wrong to try Kennedy again

There's more than just one Bible

Shut the book on Kennedy case

Harry Truman not a stupid president

Read the Bible, not Potter books

No clemency for Williams

Big Sky blazes

Bicyclists have road rights, too

Can't tolerate more liberalism

Augusta flood critic way off base

Who says Bush has no experience?

Congress pay raise unjustified

'Emergency' aid too slow

Drugs and jobs

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.

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

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?

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

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

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?

PGA notebook

Juniors take control in Palmetto Am 082000 - The Augusta Chronicle

PGA notebook

Marchman finishes season strong

Tiger stumbles but keeps lead

Woods outshoots May in duel

Coach rallies to win Palmetto

Woods worked for this win

Course knowledge helps Bissell

Lynx 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.

Dream house to be raffled

Common sense will dictate who goes first

Class offers in-depth beer study

Trail yields its tales

Swap shop

Confederate general blamed for Donelson loss

Making tracks

Golden Knights highlight blast

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.

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.

Officials promote vaccine

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.

Reform not new to teachers

Battered women face overwhelming odds

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.

Reform not new to teachers
ATLANTA - Pupils throughout the state have headed back to class, lugging new school supplies and wearing fresh clothes, with excited teachers welcoming them just as in years past.

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.

Battered women face overwhelming odds
She showed up at the shelter door with three toddlers, bruises all over her upper body and blackened eyes swollen shut.

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

Across the area
A number of open houses have been scheduled at Richmond County schools this week.

Across the area

Professor leads sorority at national level
Louise Rice has worn many hats. Professor. Doctor. Director.

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.

Development poses water supply concerns
The wild west is being tamed. Columbia County officials have known that growth was spreading west.

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

Adoptions ease overcrowding
Overcrowding at the Columbia County animal shelter has been eased after another successful weekend adoption fair.

Wetlands offer answers

Project takes root in Aiken
AIKEN - Downtown is dead or dying in some cities, but not in Aiken, where public and private partnerships are working together - not just to survive, but to thrive.

Flags missing from monuments

Flags missing from monuments
LEXINGTON - The morning after jubilant Southern partisans placed Confederate flags at three monuments that are protected by law, a battle flag was missing from the site of an 1865 skirmish between Union and Rebel troops, and the pole that held it was broken and twisted.

Defendant has history of troubles

Officials promote vaccine
The disease is so rare that many people without medical training have heard of it but are not sure what it is.

Appeal hinges on evidence

Across the area

Walking the line

Development poses water supply concerns

Rebel flags fly above highway

Project takes root in Aiken

Professor leads sorority at national level

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

Bucs top Pats

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

Mr. Warren Key Jr.
Mr. Warren Key Jr., 75, of Prep Street, died Monday, Aug. 14, 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.

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

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

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

Mr. James Johnson
AIKEN - Mr. James Johnson, 75, of James Road, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Joyce Ham
STATESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Joyce Lawrence Ham, 69, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at Ogeechee Area Hospice.

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

Mr. Willard Renfroe Jr.
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Willard Madison ``Buddy'' Renfroe Jr., 46, of Northlake Drive, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000.

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. Barbara Malone
Ms. Barbara Malone, 39, of Laney Walker Boulevard, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Robert Kimbrel
BAXLEY, Ga. - Mr. Robert L. Kimbrel, 85, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Jared Johnson
Mr. Jared Johnson, 21, of Evans, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000.

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

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

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

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. Cecil Allen
Mr. Cecil G. Allen, 86, of Evans, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at Forrest Lake Health Care.

Mr. Joseph Beal
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Joseph Wesley Beal, 81, of Greene Street, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000.

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

Mr. Richard Davis
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Richard E. Davis, 73, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at Carl Vinson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

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

Mr. John Warfield
Mr. John G. Warfield, of Lynwood Drive, Martinez, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Lillie Tanner
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Lillie Shurling Tanner, 76, of Chambers Brooks Springs Road, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at her residence.

West Holloway
West Britton Holloway, 3, the son of Jason Linaweaver and Latrisha Holloway, both of Evans, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000.

Mrs. Mary Brooks
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Brooks, 83, of Kings Chapel Road, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Ernest Mackie Jr.

Mr. Reuben Garrard

Mrs. Willie Hunt

Ms. Barbara Malone

Mr. J. Shields Kenan

Mr. Jared Johnson

Mr. James Player

West Holloway

Mr. Everette Josey

Mr. Joseph Beal

Mr. Robert Kimbrel

Mrs. Lillie Tanner

Mrs. Shirley Edenfield

Mr. James Johnson

Mrs. Ethel Phillips

Mr. Richard Davis

Mrs. Anne Zeigler

Mrs. Mary Brooks

Mr. Warren Key Jr.

Mrs. Joyce Ham

Blake Franco

Mr. Willie Haywood

Mr. Willard Renfroe Jr.

Mr. Robert Leach

Mr. Wilbur Rychly

Mr. John Warfield

It was typical Clinton: Trying to take all the credit
IN PRESIDENT Bill Clinton's address to the Democratic Convention, he didn't talk about the initiatives he proposed - allowing homosexuals in the military and nationalizing our health care system - when he had a Democrat-controlled Congress.

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.

Immunization matters
Day-care centers that aren't making sure the young ones in their care are immunized need to clean up their act.

Who says Bush has no experience?
This is to respond to an Aug. 16 letter from Herbert A. Edney IV who said George W. Bush has no experience except being governor of Texas, while Al Gore was a congressman, senator and then was vice president for eight years. H. Golabchi, Martinez

Harry Truman not a stupid president
Regarding recent letter calling Harry Truman the ``stupidest president ever'':Dick Donnelly, Martinez

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

Big Sky blazes
"We would not do this if it were not absolutely essential.''

NCAA backs off boycott
The National Collegiate Athletic Association deserves a rousing cheer for dealing a serious setback to the stubborn campaign to continue the economic boycott of South Carolina over the Confederate battle flag.

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

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

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

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

Can't tolerate more liberalism
What is wrong with the Democratic Party? It would probably be easier to list what is not wrong with it.David Chiera Jr., 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.

Evolution, Christianity compatible
Hubert Baker, in his July 25 letter, ``Evolution a tool to ruin Christianity,'' shows confusion about evolution. Claud R. Caldwell Jr., 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.

Just us liberals
"What's not new is that most news people are Democrats, even liberals ... What is new is that newsies no longer try to keep their politics personal.''

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.

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

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.''

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

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.

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

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.

It was typical Clinton: Trying to take all the credit
IN PRESIDENT Bill Clinton's address to the Democratic Convention, he didn't talk about the initiatives he proposed - allowing homosexuals in the military and nationalizing our health care system - when he had a Democrat-controlled Congress.

Drugs and jobs
Who would have thought there'd be a connection between the nation's drug culture and its remarkably long-running low unemployment rate?

Tire change propels Wallace to win

NASCAR notebook: Labonte's ready to roll

Road gets smoother for Mast

Overtime: Little League World Series begins today

Aniticipating the hunt

Bow hunters gather at jamboree

Outdoors calendar

Melt-and-dilute test watched closely
In a cavernous laboratory of Savannah River Site's research and development lab, scientists are preparing for the final tests of a procedure that could lead to a $1.9 billion plant at the federal nuclear-weapons site.

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

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

Search for cause progresses

Melt-and-dilute test watched closely

Changes threaten day center