Rockies' slugger may be walking a lot

Braves lose in extra innings

Millwood dominant against Rockies

Braves' Millwood hands Rockies a loss

Braves Notebook:

GreenJackets top Asheville

Braves notebook: Cox stocks up on pitchers

Pets make welcome hotel guests

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Blue chip stocks rose Tuesday after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged, indicating inflation fears are moderating.

Cumulus quells sale rumor

Business briefs

Goshen course goes on market
National Golf Properties Inc., a real estate investment trust that owns nearly 150 golf courses, wants to sell Goshen Plantation, an 18-hole course in Augusta.

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

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.

Goshen course goes on market

Jackets fearful of Vick

Harrison impressive

Talk is cheap at Mississippi State

Tech freshman mimics style of rival

Vols bring new attitudes into season

Tech's Campbell set to tackle new season

Cavaliers get assistance

Carolina's Harney makes move

Hewitt tackles retooling

Amato getting used to live with Wolfpack

Triple crown winner

Time to quit

Russian workmanship falls short

Sorting through rhetoric for leader

Mayor online

Why fund Reform?

Airport master plan

A 'thank-you' to President Clinton

Get U.S. out of U.N. - right now

Must sell the tax

OMI success story

A brainless plan

Doubts church's credentials

Building is an Allgood achievement

Lieberman left if 'rapture' comes

Georgia has legalized gambling

Smiles at homage to vice president

Jerusalem is an occupied territory

Fifteen-year-old driver is no criminal

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.

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.

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:

In the know
PRICE CHECK: Each Wednesday, Price Check offers price comparisons on goods at area stores. This week: pain relievers. Prices below were checked Friday. No coupons or discount cards were used.

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

Small Portions
Genetically modified foods have arrived on your dinner plate, whether you want them there or not. And if you're a little confused about how safe they are, where they are and whether you ought to be doing anything about it, you're in good company.

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.

Hot chicken salad a perfect welcome-home meal
Never underestimate the gift of food. Whether delivering a casserole to a family with a new baby or a dessert to neighborhood newcomers, something made in your kitchen is always appreciated.

Players step-up for PGA match

Woods dominates PGA tour

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.

Age old question: Older adults face obstacles during divorce

Hot chicken salad a perfect welcome-home meal

In the know

Student hopes to lose weight she gained back

In the know

The personal touch

Small Portions

Group wants more SRS plant research
The National Academy of Sciences has pushed for more research into possible replacements for a failed $500 million plant at Savannah River Site.

First Union building closed for the day

Williams' execution draws fire abroad
Before the Georgia Supreme Court granted a stay of execution to Alexander Williams on Tuesday, an Atlanta attorney explored a second avenue of appeal for the Augusta man.

Graves exhumed near car lot

Raceway noise garners debate
A group of residents near the Silver Eagle Raceway wants Columbia County officials to ask a Georgia Institute of Technology scientist to check the noise levels at the track.

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.

County aims to address school system concerns

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.

Playhouse goes into production

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.

Showdown adds spice to major

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.

Commission OKs bond issue to improve sewerage
The Augusta Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to pursue a $98 million revenue bond issue that will pay for continued infrastructure improvements to the city's water and sewerage systems.

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.

Across the area

Loss of lottery sales won't affect Georgia

Tech freshman mimics style of rival quarterback

Williams granted reprieve

Group wants more SRS plant research

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.

Commission OKs bond issue to improve sewerage

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.

Bargain urged in lawsuit

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.

Williams granted reprieve
Alexander Williams already had set the menu for his last meal - three fried-egg sandwiches with a cola and a candy bar - when the Georgia Supreme Court voted 5-2 Tuesday to grant a stay of his execution.

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.

Teacher drug bust nets ninth arrest
Another man has been arrested in connection with a weekend drug raid that involved a Westside High School teacher.

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.

Agency disputes specialist
A state agency is moving to stop an Augusta man it found to be practicing psychology without a license.

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.

Sheriff hopeful vanishes

Athletes accuse officers

South Carolina aims to revamp aging bus fleet

Reform worker endure

Official bows on prayer issue

Williams' execution draws fire abroad

Across the area
A Harlem High School student was arrested Tuesday after a security officer found a 9-inch knife in the student's boot.

Official bows on prayer issue
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Edgefield County's school superintendent said Tuesday that she won't fight a battle she's already lost.

County searches for chief

South Carolina aims to revamp aging bus fleet
AIKEN - School transportation directors in South Carolina are concerned about aging buses and the lack of a state plan to replace them.

County aims to address school system concerns
While Columbia County school officials are still working out transportation problems, Superintendent Tommy Price said he feels sure all concerns will be addressed.

Loss of lottery sales won't affect Georgia
Every day, Lelia Brown leaves her Aiken home armed with a note pad with lucky numbers and heads to the same gas station in Augusta.

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.

Five jurors voice reversal of death penalty opinion
If they had known then what they know now, five of the jurors who sentenced Alexander Williams to death in 1986 would have voted for life in prison, they wrote in letters to the state parole board.

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.

County searches for chief
AIKEN - The hunt for Aiken County's new administrator began Tuesday when the search committee placed an advertisement for Bill Shepherd's replacement in a number of national trade magazines and area newspapers.

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

Dead teen's neighbor grants DNA test

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.

Burst water pipe floods building

Execution appeals continue

Raid ends in drug charges for teacher

Access plan for reservoir faces critics

Across the area

State may let schools manage themselves
ATLANTA - The governor said Tuesday he thinks local school administrators soon will find more freedom to make managerial, financial and curriculum decisions, with less state bureaucracy than in previous years.

Aiken County rallies against lottery

Sheriff hopeful vanishes
MACCLENNY, Fla. - Lorraine Allbright has this funny feeling, but she can't tell whether it's fear or anger.

Video poker crackdown persists

Athletes accuse officers
AIKEN - Campus officials at the University of South Carolina Aiken have asked independent investigators to see whether campus police harassed a group of men's basketball players late Monday.

Check stealing outbreak plagues Edgefield County

Aiken County rallies against lottery
AIKEN - Aiken County is expected to play a crucial role in defeating a bid to make South Carolina the 39th state with a government-run lottery, key opponents told a small but earnest crowd Tuesday at a No Lottery 2000 rally promoted by local Republicans.

Judge denies appeal of convicted killer
Another Augusta native stands closer to execution after a judge's decision to deny his state appeal.

Bust nets 10 arrests for teens' drinking

Ewing in middle of proposed deal

Trade off, Ewing still a Knick

Falcons anxious to begin season

Blood clots sideline defensive end for season

Mrs. Lois Walker
SPARTA, Ga. - Mrs. Lois Sara Walker, 83, of Jones Street, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at the Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon.

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Antonetta Vericella
Mrs. Antonetta E. Vericella, 86, of Waverly Drive, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Nora Brown
WARD, S.C. - Mrs. Nora Lee Bartley Brown, 80, of Richland Springs Community, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, at Lexington Medical Center, Lexington.

Mr. Jared Johnson
Mr. Jared Johnson, 21, of Evans, died Friday, Aug. 18, 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. Cynthia McCaskill
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Cynthia Taylor McCaskill, 62, of Kinney Street, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at Washington Regional Medical Center.

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Wilmont Hiers
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mr. Wilmont Clyde Hiers, 70, of Mixon Street, died Friday, Aug. 18, 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.

Mr. Andrew Girolamo
AIKEN - Mr. Andrew Joseph Girolamo, 75, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Joseph Barden
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Joseph Woodrow ``Red'' Barden, 83, of West Avenue, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, at his residence.

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

Mrs. Ethel West
ESTILL, S.C. - Mrs. Ethel Thomas West, 92, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at Harper Nursing Center.

Mrs. Dora Googe
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mrs. Dora M. Googe, 59, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at Roper Hospital, Charleston.

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

Mrs. Ruby Peek
VIDALIA, Ga. - Mrs. Ruby Williams Peek, 90, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, at Meadows Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Wilmont Hiers

Mrs. Edna Reid

Mrs. Antonetta Vericella

Mr. John Garnett

Mrs. Lois Walker

Mrs. Ann Byrd

Mrs. Dora Googe

Mrs. Martha Stover

Derrick Randall

Mr. Jared Johnson

Mrs. Lee Ann Sanders

Mrs. Annie Williams

Mrs. Ruby Peek

Mrs. Callie Rachels

Mr. Willard Renfroe Jr.

Mr. Eugene Davis Sr.

Rev. Estella White

Mrs. Nora Brown

Mrs. Ethel West

Mrs. Cynthia McCaskill

Mrs. Martha Rodgers

Mr. Marvin Usry

Mr. Travis Gaskins

Mrs. Mary Kelly

Mrs. Ruth Cissel

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?

Pay teachers for their extra work
Not only is pay an issue in recruiting and keeping good teachers (as a Chronicle editorial recently noted), but new job requirements keep coming and all without pay.Dan White, Evans

Why fund Reform?
Will Tinney, one of the Reform Party's Aiken delegates who went to the Long Beach, Calif., convention earlier this month, says he's confident that the Pat Buchanan wing of the party will be awarded the $12.5 million in federal campaign funds by the Federal Election Commission, possibly as early as this week.

Has 'Chronicle' lost fairness sense?
The Chronicle's July 26 editorial about the appointment of former Georgia Gov. Zell Miller, a Democrat, to fill the U.S. Senate seat of the late Paul Coverdell, a Republican, states that it's not fair for Gov. Roy Barnes to fill a ``Republican seat'' with a Democrat, but it is a silver lining if Connecticut's GOP governor appoints a Republican to fill the unexpired term of Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman (if Lieberman is elected vice president).Giri Venkatraman, Evans

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

Sorting through rhetoric for leader
As the political season rolls into the third trimester and the conventions become a memory, the Americans are left with a decision: George W. Bush or Al Gore.Amanda Ebersole, Ft. Gordon

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

OMI success story
Augustans hungry for good news got something to chew on last week when Operations Management International, the Colorado-based contractor hired a year ago to manage the trouble-plagued Messerly Wastewater Treatment Plant, issued its annual report.

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?

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

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.

Must sell the tax
``Only in counties where there has been an organized effort have the voters approved a local option sales tax referendum.

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

Building is an Allgood achievement
The Chronicle's news and editorial page coverage of Augusta State University's 75th birthday and dedication of the new Science Building was spectacular and greatly appreciated. William A. Bloodworth Jr., Augusta

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.

A brainless plan
State Sen. Mike Fair, R-Greenville, is drawing up legislation that would require South Carolina teachers to undergo random testing for illegal drug use. He calls the proposal a ``no-brainer.''

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

Fifteen-year-old driver is no criminal
I am a 17-year-old student of Harlem High School. About two years ago I was involved in an accident that took the life of a fellow student. Sara Lucas, Harlem

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

Get U.S. out of U.N. - right now
These critically important year 2000 elections will determine if our country will remain a free and independent nation or become just another voice in a One World Government dominated by the United Nations.Mildred W. McNair, Aiken

A 'thank-you' to President Clinton
I recently saw a bumper sticker that said, ``Thank me, I voted for Clinton-Gore.'' I sat down and reflected on that and I am sending my ``thank-you'' to President Clinton for what he has done:Floyd Brown, Evans

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

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

Time to quit
Regarding Bush Field's plans for a new terminal and runway: When Delta left they should have taken Marcie Wilhelmi, Roger Giles and the remaining board members.M.S. Harvard, Augusta

Overtime: Salinetti, Wilson share U.S. Am medal

Chavis' no-hitter gets Rebels rolling

Boxing referee dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound

Olympic squad looks just how Karolyi wanted it

Overtime: Hoops signed by Bulldogs ineligible

Ozone levels spike in Augusta
Augusta got a breath of Atlanta air last week when ozone levels hit a record high for the year.

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.

Microsoft denies trying to delay judgment
WASHINGTON - Denying it merely seeks to delay a final decision, Microsoft Corp. again asked the Supreme Court to let a federal appeals court next handle the antitrust fight that threatens to break the computer software giant in two.

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.

Don't like girl just for her popularity

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).

Panel's members have various interests

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

Microsoft denies trying to delay judgment

Ozone levels spike in Augusta

Study finds engineered corn toxic to butterflies