GreenJackets top Asheville

Rockies' slugger may be walking a lot

Braves notebook: Cox stocks up on pitchers

Martinez shuts out Asheville

Braves' Millwood hands Rockies a loss

Braves salvage series with win

Braves notebook

Pets make welcome hotel guests

Cumulus quells sale rumor
Cumulus Media Inc. is not selling its Augusta stations, the company's Executive Vice President John Dickey wrote Friday in an e-mail message to the local general manager.

Cumulus quells sale rumor

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks closed higher Monday on optimism that the Federal Reserve Board will leave interest rates alone today.

Amato getting used to live with Wolfpack

Tech's Campbell set to tackle new season

Curry healthy, ready to run

Talk is cheap at Mississippi State

Big Sky blazes

Airport master plan

Who says Bush has no experience?

Drugs and jobs

Evolution, Christianity compatible

Russian workmanship falls short

Doubts church's credentials

Georgia has legalized gambling

Just us liberals

Can't tolerate more liberalism

Mayor online

Harry Truman not a stupid president

Lieberman left if 'rapture' comes

Triple crown winner

Jerusalem is an occupied territory

Smiles at homage to vice president

In the know
WILLARD WISHES: Today show weatherman Willard Scott announces 100th birthdays and 75th anniversaries each week on the NBC morning news program.

The personal touch
Ginnie Samsel of Aiken, a grandmother, wife and mother, is used to taking care of everyone else. Six weeks ago, she decided to do something for herself for a change.

Student hopes to lose weight she gained back
LaSaundria Walker shook her head in disappointment as she stepped off the scale. She had gained 12 pounds since her last weigh-in.

Age old question: Older adults face obstacles during divorce
Q: I'm facing divorce after 36 years of marriage. How can I make it through this? - E.J., Sardis, Ga.

Personal trainers' information
The Augusta Chronicle invited local personal trainers to submit their fees, qualifications, and specialties for our directory of local fitness coaches. Here is an alphabetical list of those who responded:

Coach rallies to win Palmetto

PGA notebook

Woods worked for this win

Players step-up for PGA match

Woods outshoots May in duel

Marchman finishes season strong

Lynx notebook

Pets make welcome hotel guests
Travelers learn all sorts of lessons. Years ago, I'm told, a man wrote to a resort hotel in a town he planned to visit on his vacation.

First Union building closed for the day
A broken water pipe flooded four floors of the First Union Bank building and shorted out an electrical panel box early Monday, forcing the closure of the Broad Street building for the day.

The personal touch

In the know

Age old question: Older adults face obstacles during divorce

Student hopes to lose weight she gained back

Access plan for reservoir faces critics
The public sent a message to the city Monday night on a plan that would limit access to Augusta's reservoir.

Reform worker endure

Judge reduces sentences in church thefts
A couple looking at spending most of their lives behind bars for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from an area church got a break Monday.

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.

Playhouse goes into production

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

Reform not new to teachers

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

Burst water pipe floods building

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

Bargain urged in lawsuit
Lawyers in a case involving the Burke County school system and an expelled special education student were advised Monday to try to work out an agreement before U.S. District Chief Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr. makes a ruling.

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

Bargain urged in lawsuit

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.

Across the area

Across the area

Video poker crackdown persists

Development poses water supply concerns

Bust nets 10 arrests for teens' drinking

Battered women face overwhelming odds

Showdown adds spice to major

Video poker crackdown persists
Augusta officials continued on Monday their efforts to combat video poker, raiding a south Augusta business and confiscating a number of gaming machines. But the fight could move to a larger battlefield early next year.

First Union building closed for the day

Burst water pipe floods building
A broken water pipe flooded four floors of the First Union Bank building and shorted out an electrical panel box early Monday, forcing the closure of the Broad Street building for the day.

Dead teen's neighbor grants DNA test

Access plan for reservoir faces critics

Raid ends in drug charges for teacher
A Westside High School teacher faces three drug-related charges after Columbia County Sheriff's deputies raided her Martinez home during the weekend.

Check stealing outbreak plagues Edgefield County

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.

Check stealing outbreak plagues Edgefield County
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office is investigating a recent rash of stolen checks lifted from residents' mailboxes, officials said Monday.

Raid ends in drug charges for teacher

Bust nets 10 arrests for teens' drinking
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested the manager of a south Augusta poolroom early Sunday morning on charges of serving alcohol to underage people and showing a pornographic movie, a vice investigator said.

Project takes root in Aiken

Graves exhumed near car lot
James Kauffmann wasn't sure what to expect as he watched archaeologists uncover the remains of three graves from a family cemetery Monday.

Officials promote vaccine

Across the area
An Augusta man was arrested Monday evening after a chase down Laney-Walker Boulevard and Bobby Jones Expressway that began when deputies tried to stop him for questioning in a shooting.

Professor leads sorority at national level

AAA chief cites need for private flight system
ATLANTA - Privatizing America's air traffic control system could go a long way toward reducing an epidemic of flight delays plaguing passenger air travel, the president of the American Automobile Association said Monday.

Graves exhumed near car lot

Dead teen's neighbor grants DNA test
AIKEN - An Aiken teen-ager who lives on the road where a 17-year-old girl was found dead Aug. 4 has agreed to provide a DNA sample to police, according to the teen's father.

Execution appeals continue
As Alexander Williams' attorney makes the last pleas to spare the Augusta native, prison officials prepare for his execution, still set for 7 p.m. Thursday.

Playhouse goes into production
AIKEN - The curtain officially opened Monday on one of Aiken Community Playhouse's most historic productions.

Flags missing from monuments

Execution appeals continue

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.

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.

Reform worker endure
AIKEN - The fracture of the Reform Party at its convention in Long Beach, Calif., has not deterred the local chapter from proceeding with its plans to get out the vote for Pat Buchanan or to campaign for its two candidates for local office.

Ewing in middle of proposed deal

Blood clots sideline defensive end for season

Bucs top Pats

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

Mrs. Martha Rodgers
THOMSON - Mrs. Martha L. Rodgers, 81, of Church Street, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Andrew Christensen Sr.
AIKEN - Mr. Andrew P. Christensen Sr., 40, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, in Swarthmore, Pa.

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

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

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

Mrs. Edna Reid
VARNVILLE, S.C. - Mrs. Edna Ruth Long Reid, 81, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at Silver Springs Health Care Center, Williston.

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

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

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

Mrs. Ruth Cissel
Mrs. Ruth Burton Cissel, 87, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at her residence.

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

Rev. Estella White
The Rev. Estella M. White, 84, of Scott Road, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

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

Mr. Travis Gaskins
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mr. Carl Travis Gaskins, 18, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at Greenville Hospital, Greenville.

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

Mrs. Ann Byrd
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Mrs. Ann Jones Byrd, 89, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at Edgefield County Hospital.

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

Mr. Marvin Usry
GIBSON, Ga. - Mr. Marvin Usry, 61, of Hammond Usry Road, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at his residence.

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

Mrs. Callie Rachels
Mrs. Callie Salter Rachels, 85, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at University Hospital.

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

Mrs. Martha Stover
CLARKESVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Martha Sowell Stover, 78, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at her residence.

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

Mr. John Pearson
NORWOOD, Ga. - Mr. John ``Wesley'' Pearson, 55, of Cronan Road, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Mary Kelly
GROVE CITY, Pa. - Mrs. Mary Louise Kelly, 78, of East Mercer Street, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at Grove Manor Nursing Home.

Derrick Randall
VARNVILLE, S.C. - Derrick Keith Randall, 13, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at Medical University of South Carolina Hospital, Charleston.

Mrs. Lee Ann Sanders
Mrs. Lee Ann Sanders, 42, of Higdon Street, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Annie Williams
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Annie Louise Scott Williams, 62, of Pepper Branch Road, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. John Garnett
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. John Russell Garnett, 63, of Garnett-Harris Drive, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mr. Eugene Davis Sr.
SALUDA, S.C. - Mr. Eugene Gary ``Pete'' Davis Sr., 77, of Chappell's Highway, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at Saluda Nursing Center.

Mrs. Callie Rachels

Mrs. Lillie Tanner

Mrs. Martha Rodgers

Mrs. Mary Brooks

Rev. Estella White

Mrs. Mary Kelly

Mr. Jared Johnson

Mr. Willard Renfroe Jr.

Mr. Eugene Davis Sr.

Mr. Marvin Usry

Mrs. Annie Williams

Mrs. Edna Reid

Mr. Travis Gaskins

Mr. John Garnett

Mrs. Martha Stover

Mr. Richard Davis

Mrs. Ruth Cissel

Mr. Robert Kimbrel

Mrs. Lee Ann Sanders

Ms. Barbara Malone

Mr. James Johnson

Mr. Jared Johnson

Mrs. Joyce Ham

West Holloway

Mr. Willard Renfroe Jr.

Derrick Randall

Mr. John Warfield

Mr. Joseph Beal

Mrs. Ann Byrd

Johnson: A plan for real education reform in Georgia
AS GEORGIA'S children return to school, parents and teachers are getting their first look at the controversial education reform law passed last March. How did we get here?

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.

Lieberman left if 'rapture' comes
Did anyone else notice that Al Gore's runningmate is a professed Orthodox Jew?Marie Jordan, Williston, S.C.

Johnson: A plan for real education reform in Georgia
AS GEORGIA'S children return to school, parents and teachers are getting their first look at the controversial education reform law passed last March. How did we get here?

Editorial wrong on missile defense
The Aug. 17 editorial stated that ``a Chinese nuclear arms buildup is not an argument against a missile defense system, but for it.''Carol Jarrard, Augusta

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

Russian workmanship falls short
Regarding the sunken Russian submarine, I spent 11 unhappy years in Soviet-occupied countries and the unhappiest four years in the Soviet ``paradise.'' Bela Vitez, Aiken

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.''

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.

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

Georgia has legalized gambling
Any logic present in The Chronicle's Aug. 12 editorial, ``D.A. stifles gambling,'' escapes me. `Donald O. Lundquist, Augusta

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?

Airport master plan
Augusta Aviation Commission member Marcie Wilhelmi apparently wants the public to think she's the first person in the city to think Augusta Regional Airport needs a master plan.

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

Doubts church's credentials
An Associated Press story in the July 1 Chronicle was headlined - ``Support for Scouts in doubt.''Larry Kirkland, Grovetown

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

Triple crown winner
Tiger Woods won his career grand slam titles, starting in 1997 with his Masters victory, in relative blowouts.

Smiles at homage to vice president
I read, with humor, Norman Groom's Aug. 17 letter, ``GOP evil; Gore doing God's work.'' Guill Johnson, Thomson

Mayor online
Join the discussion with The Chronicle Editorial Page Editor Suzanne Downing as she chats online with Augusta Mayor Bob Young about issues facing the city today, including the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, airport terminal construction, and whatever else is on your mind.

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

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

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.

Jerusalem is an occupied territory
Regarding Larry Waxman's Aug. 4 letter about Jerusalem, I concur with him that we should not ignore history. Hossam E. Fadel, MD, Augusta

Boxing referee dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound

Olympic squad looks just how Karolyi wanted it

Overtime: Hoops signed by Bulldogs ineligible

Tire change propels Wallace to win

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.

Study finds engineered corn toxic to butterflies
WASHINGTON - Genetically engineered corn designed to kill an insect pest spreads enough of its pollen on nearby weeds to kill monarch butterflies, researchers said Monday in the latest study on the biotech crop's environmental effects.

Don't like girl just for her popularity

Don't like girl just for her popularity
``I have this problem with this girl at school. If I don't like her, it seems like nobody else will like me. What should I do?'' - 16-year-old Edgefield girl

Panel's members have various interests

Panel's members have various interests
Not all teens are alike. There are poets, horse-racers, soldiers, magicians, athletes and artists - and those are just a few of the terms that describe members of the 2000-2001 Xtreme Teen Board.

Xtreme calendar
Actors in film and television and musicians and athletes are nominees for the second Teen Choice Awards, airing at 8 p.m. on WFXG-TV (Channel 54).

Study finds engineered corn toxic to butterflies

Melt-and-dilute test watched closely