Pop can rock
For Kevin Cronin, lead singer for REO Speedwagon, the rock-star lifestyle has changed since the band's 1970s stadium heyday.

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater location for today through Thursday.

Concert calendar
This is a listing of upcoming concerts in the area.

Blues artist's 60-year career began in Aiken

Livingroom Legends makes music a family affair
Ken and Mindy Stephens have decided to forgo the dining-room table.

At the movies: 'Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood'

Club calendar
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a sampling of specials and entertainment at area nightclubs:

Jucifer's 'Destroyer' has many style shifts

At the movies: 'Bad Company'
Terrorists obtain a stray nuke and easily smuggle it into the United States, where they intend to detonate it for no rational reason other than providing a crisis for CIA agents to defuse in a Hollywood action flick.

At the movies: 'Bad Company'

Summer movies rekindle youthful passions
As children, we spent the majority of our lives in the tight confines of a classroom where we learnedreading, writing, long division and the gross national product of Ecuador. For nine months out of every year, we were students.

Art gallery information

Standing ovations
World Wrestling Entertainment (formerly the World Wrestling Federation) rolls into the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Complex music set Kansas apart from other rock bands

Art gallery information
GET LISTED: Send your art gallery or show schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles.

Club calendar

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhl

Pop can rock

Sconyers Barbecue gets zesty No. 5 ranking in contest
Sconyers Barbecue is highlighted in the June issue of Chili Pepper Magazine.

Video watch

At the movies: 'Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood'
They talk, they laugh, they gripe and grouse, they accuse, they apologize, they wisecrack and mix up a fresh batch of Bloody Marys. Then they talk some more. A lot more.

Livingroom Legends makes music a family affair

Video watch
JUST OUT: The Mothman Prophecies

Concert calendar

Jucifer's 'Destroyer' has many style shifts
I hope this is one of those transitional records. Jucifer's 2000 release Calling All Cars on the Vegas Strip was a raging slab of molten metal, a record so heavy that it, at times, threatened to collapse under its own weight.

Applause calendar

Blues artist's 60-year career began in Aiken
It's always sad when I learn too late about a great talent from this area before I can interview him or her.

Area museums

Complex music set Kansas apart from other rock bands
Like the mythical wayward son they made famous, the members of classic-rock combo Kansas have managed to carry on.

Summer movies rekindle youthful passions

Area museums
GET LISTED: Send your museum hours, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles.

Mini reviews

Twins spared through 2003

Interleague intrigue: Schilling vs. Pedro, Bonds in Bronx

Interleague intrigue: Schilling vs. Pedro, Bonds in Bronx
Roberto Alomar can hardly wait for his New York Mets teammates to get a whiff of Jacobs Field.

Twins spared through 2003
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins will play next season as part of a deal approved Thursday that settles a lawsuit blocking baseball's contraction plan.

San Francisco picks Greenbrier's Davis
If Greenbrier catcher Robert Davis was upset with his selection in the second day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, all he needs to do is think about Mike Piazza.

Greetings arrive from hard-traveling vacationers

Another use for duct tape
LEE, Maine -- With a dozen rolls of duct tape and more than 20 hours of creative hard work, Spencer Stacey and Samantha Braziller were outfitted for the Lee Academy senior prom.

Odds and ends
HAMLIN, W.Va. -- For years, Lincoln County has had only one stoplight. Now it's down to a single flashing signal.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - If Tom Glavine gets his 10th win this afternoon against the New York Mets, it would be the fastest he has reached 10 wins in his 15-year career.

Blanco homers for win
ATLANTA - The things that allow Bobby Cox to make like Red Auerbach and puff contentedly on a cigar after every win: A pair of starting pitchers named Maddux and Glavine, Chipper Jones building a Hall of Fame career, whether at third base or left field, and a budding superstar in Andruw Jones.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - Ask any number of the Atlanta Braves about their upcoming interleague series with the Minnesota Twins at the infamous Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, and you'll hear a collective groan.

Blanco homers for win

Giles' premature baby daughter in serious condition

Braves notebook

Braves notebook

Giles' premature baby daughter in serious condition
ATLANTA -- The daughter of Atlanta Braves second baseman Marcus Giles, born prematurely at 26 weeks and weighing only 1 pound, remained in serious condition Thursday.

Braves turn to Glavine for sweep

Braves turn to Glavine for sweep
ATLANTA - To the casual baseball observer, Tom Glavine's mechanics and mound presence appear to be identical to those employed by the Atlanta Braves pitcher during his breakout season of 1991 when he won the first of two Cy Youngs after posting a record of 20-11.

Business briefs
BALTIMORE - A U.S. currency trader accused of hiding $691 million in trading losses was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury.

Davison's Auto gets new tenant
One month after the closing of Davison's Auto Service, the owner of the property at the corner of Seventh and Reynolds streets is in negotiations with a new tenant.

Rich got richer during the 1990s

Constant change
During its 100 years in operation, Dutch State Mines has gone in numerous directions.

Rich got richer during the 1990s
WASHINGTON -- Incomes rose and poverty rates declined across parts of the South and Midwest during the prosperous 1990s, though vast stretches of rural areas remained among the poorest in the nation.

Jobless benefits claims decline to lowest level in a year
WASHINGTON -- The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for unemployment insurance plunged last week to the lowest level in a year, an encouraging sign amid a sluggish labor market.

Davison's Auto gets new tenant

Business briefs
Workers are scraping old paint and removing lighting fixtures from the Miller Theater marquee this week, but the Broad Street movie house isn't reopening anytime soon.

Proven success

Business briefs

Augusta debates contract
Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce President Jim West has been doing a lot of planning lately.

Augusta debates contract

Proven success
In 1997, Dan Beavers' biggest concern was convincing the people of Aiken that microbreweries could also serve good food.

Constant change

Jobless benefits claims decline to lowest level in a year

Business briefs

Greene puts up unexpected numbers in final season

Arkansas coach worries Hogs will be blown out

Greene puts up unexpected numbers in final season
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson's Khalil Greene always expected the hits. It's the honors that have knocked him back a bit.

Arkansas coach worries Hogs will be blown out
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Arkansas coach Norm DeBriyn fears the Clemson Tigers.

Feud settled

Deal in good faith

'Never mind'

Not zero tolerance

The right question

Don't park that child

Antics make MTV awards a hit
LOS ANGELES - Irreverent and bordering on insolent, the MTV Movie Awards have built a following over the past decade by mocking Hollywood as much as celebrating it.

Troops enjoy the chance to wear civilian clothes
Decked out in head-to-toe camouflage and shiny black combat boots, Christina Grimes and Andria Johnson flip through the racks at T.J. Maxx for something feminine to wear out on the town.

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, fitness and health activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle.

Health capsules
Scientists studying differences in how men and women think have some new information to ponder: Experiments show that the female hormone estrogen may help learning in some situations and hinder it in others.

Basketball boosts NBC in ratings
NEW YORK - The season is over. Reruns prevail. Even so, NBC maintained its season-long winning ways last week, largely on the strength of its basketball coverage.

Gardener plants seeds of wisdom
Dot Weaver's hidden country garden, deep in south Augusta, is an outdoor maze of paths, perennials and old-fashioned plants that bloom in spectacular array.

Gardener plants seeds of wisdom

Jackets 2 victories away from CWS
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech coach Danny Hall didn't appear nervous, even though his team is on the brink of reaching the College World Series.

Jackets 2 victories away from CWS

Hickory defeats Augusta
HICKORY, N.C. - John VanBenschoten threw eight innings of four-hit ball, and the Hickory Crawdads defeated the Augusta GreenJackets 4-3 at L.P. Frans Stadium to win their fourth-straight on Wednesday.

Augusta drops Hickory
HICKORY, N.C. - Bryan Barnowski and Ryan Peterson each hit home runs in the Augusta GreenJackets 5-3 win over the Hickory Crawdads at L.P. Frans Stadium on Thursday.

Monsters aren't as much fun as they used to be

Lemieux tournament canceled due to weather
PRESTO, Pa. -- For the second time in its five-year history, the Mario Lemieux Celebrity Golf Tournament had play canceled because of bad weather.

Roberts leads Buick Classic

Webb returns under different circumstances
WILMINGTON, Del. -- The large photograph that Karrie Webb signed Wednesday for DuPont Country Club officials showed her standing behind a row of beer spigots at the bar as she filled a tall, frosty glass with Fosters.

Clarke and Moseley share English Open lead
MERIDEN, England -- Darren Clarke, a two-time English Open champion, shot a 7-under-par 65 Thursday and shared the first-round lead of that tournament with Jarrod Moseley of Australia.

Nicklaus hurting as he heads into Senior PGA

Webb awakes from early season slumber to lead at LPGA

Roberts leads Buick Classic
HARRISON, N.Y. -- Loren Roberts had things rolling his way in the first round of the Buick Classic.

Webb awakes from early season slumber to lead at LPGA
WILMINGTON, Del. -- Ankle-deep rough and brick-hard greens might not be the stiffest challenge facing Annika Sorenstam in her bid for the second leg of the Grand Slam.

Els, Singh seeking third Buick Classic titles

Nicklaus hurting as he heads into Senior PGA
AKRON, Ohio -- Battling a creaky back that had him wincing in pain during a nine-hole practice round, Jack Nicklaus said Wednesday that he wasn't a good bet to win this week's PGA Seniors Championship on one of his favorite courses.

Els, Singh seeking third Buick Classic titles
HARRISON, N.Y. -- Ernie Els and Vijay Singh have had too much success at the Westchester Country Club to discount the Buick Classic as a mere U.S. Open warmup.

Webb returns under different circumstances

Hickory defeats Augusta

Augusta drops Hickory

Bowman says Game 2 might sway Stanley Cup finals

Red Wings top Hurricanes
DETROIT -- Thirteen seconds showed why the Detroit Red Wings were so dominant during the season. It might be the 13 seconds that turn around the Stanley Cup finals.

Bowman says Game 2 might sway Stanley Cup finals
DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings' biggest worry going into these supposedly one-sided Stanley Cup finals seemed to be when to schedule their victory parade.

Red Wings top Hurricanes

Greetings arrive from hard-traveling vacationers
Summer vacation season is here, and our local travelers are on the road. Particularly the Georgia Girl Travelers (Leila, Barbara Jean, Holly and Robyn) who sent several postcards. Their first was from Pennsylvania, then one from Maine and another from Cape Cod, Mass.

Woman named Fort Gordon commander
Brig. Gen. Janet Hicks has been chosen to command the U.S. Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon, making her the first woman to head a major military installation in Georgia.

Officials investigate rape allegation
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into a claim of rape at the Augusta Youth Development Campus, according to a spokeswoman for the Department of Juvenile Justice.

McCain endorsement kiss of death?

Urges re-election of DeLoach to Ga. House District 119

Applauds N. Augusta development

Education candidate most qualified

Peeler would be a great governor

Area schools fail integration test

Shame on vandals' desecration

It's important to elect Ferrara

Conservative Georgians shun liberal 'King Rat' Barnes

Muslim fanatics twist religion

Airport plan is blueprint for 'field of dreams'

'Seat warmer' charge a laugh

Stewart would be a fine state rep

MCG's strengths being overlooked

Antics make MTV awards a hit

Troops enjoy the chance to wear civilian clothes

Basketball boosts NBC in ratings

Health capsules

Officials discover 70 dogs, nine cats
Complaints of barking dogs and a strong stench at a Belvedere home led to the discovery Thursday morning of a disabled woman living with 70 dogs, nine cats and two birds in a feces-ridden home, Aiken County officials said.

Cool vegetables for sale
After rush hour, Louise Dickerson, of Aiken, relaxes with a cool drink. Mrs. Dickerson, who runs a vegetable stand with her husband, Charlie, brings her fan to work to try to stay cool as temperatures reach the 90s.

Across the area

Holding on for dear life

DOT rules out endangered plant
It seems Mother Nature's fun with the Georgia Department of Transportation is almost over in Columbia County.

Rabies cases rise in Chatham County

General Assembly finishes second year of its session
COLUMBIA - Legislators wrapped up the work of a history-making two-year General Assembly session and went home Thursday, but not before an unsuccessful attempt to change campaign finance law changes.

Across Georgia

Teen says he was raped at youth center

GOP candidates visit party's rally

Program puts meal on children's plates

GOP candidates visit party's rally
Two Republican gubernatorial candidates were unified by one thing Thursday night - their desire unseat Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes.

States work on water deal
Ever feel you're being watched?

'Chronicle' names new editorial page editor
Michael F. Ryan was named Thursday as the editorial page editor of The Augusta Chronicle by William S. Morris III, publisher of The Chronicle and chairman and chief executive officer of Morris Communications Co.

Across the southeast
NORFOLK, Va. -About 30 current and former workers at the Norfolk and Richmond airports were arrested Thursday by federal officials cracking down on airport security breaches.

Officers raid convenience store
AIKEN - More than 50 police officers jumping from the backs of rented vans Thursday raided an Aiken convenience store they said housed a family drug business that sent drugs throughout Aiken County.

Rabies cases rise in Chatham County
Twenty-three-year-old Betsy Carswell was in her bedroom watching a movie last week when she noticed something dark flying near the ceiling.

Officials discover 70 dogs, nine cats

News you can use

Post has change in future

Cool vegetables for sale

Subscriber of the day

Woman named Fort Gordon commander

General Assembly finishes second year of its session

Thurmond recalls role in Normandy invasion

Officers raid convenience store

Program puts meal on children's plates
About 150 girls got a free meal Wednesday as part of the kickoff of the Girls Inc. 2002 Kid's Cafe Summer Feeding Program.

Teen says he was raped at youth center
The same week that a federal monitor is inspecting the Augusta Youth Development Campus, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is checking into rape charges by a 15-year-old boy being held there.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Ronnie Stancil of Grovetown.

Across the area

Corrections
The blood-alcohol level of a Harlem man sentenced in a drunken-driving accident was incorrectly reported in Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle. The story should have said that Floyd N. Woods, 27, registered 0.13 after a Nov. 11 crash.

Across the area
A Swainsboro, Ga., man accused of killing his wife was released from the Emanuel County jail Thursday on $100,000 cash bond.

Holding on for dear life
One-year-old Trevon Johnson holds on to his mother, Natasha Johnson, of Aiken, as she tries to get him used to the water. They were at the city of Aiken's Smith-Hazel swimming pool on Thursday.

'Chronicle' names new editorial page editor

Holbrook backs out of taking position
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia Provost Karen Holbrook has withdrawn her name from consideration for the presidency of University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Across South Carolina

Overturned truck

News you can use
June 6, 1944 Wilmer D. Lanier, coordinator of the Augusta-Richmond County War Services Council, said he had received a request to make an appeal for waste paper, fats, greases and tin cans.

Around town

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Richard E. Hogue of Grovetown.

School's in for summer

Firefighter suffers burns in blaze
When Randy Justice heard there might be children inside a burning house Wednesday morning, he didn't pause.

Drunk driver admits to guilt
A Harlem man involved in a drunken-driving accident pleaded guilty Wednesday to reduced charges and received probation.

School's in for summer
Instead of spending her summer lounging at the lake with friends, Shamekia Thompkins is back in the classroom.

HOPE funds will dry up, official says

States resolve bridge dispute

Charleston to close burn unit
The closing of Charleston's Medical University of South Carolina's 10-bed adult burn unit will mean badly burned patients could be coming to Augusta.

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

States work on water deal

Subscriber of the day

Across Georgia

HOPE funds will dry up, official says
ATHENS, Ga. - A day of reckoning is coming when Georgia will have to dip into its general fund to cover costs of the lottery-funded HOPE scholarship, Georgia's higher education chief warned this week.

News you can use

Across Georgia
NOBLE -Four months after hundreds of decaying corpses were found on the grounds of a crematory, investigators plan to shut down the makeshift headquarters they set up at an indoor livestock show ring.

Across the area
Authorities Wednesday were investigating the armed theft of a pit-bull Monday.

Comrades to reunite in France
It's been more than half a century since Willis Irvin Jr. helped liberate the French town of St. Sever, Calvados, from Nazi soldiers.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Players will be out of luck if they're hoping to buy lottery tickets next Tuesday.

Thurmond recalls role in Normandy invasion
The day the United States entered World War II in 1941, Strom Thurmond was a 39-year-old Circuit Court judge in South Carolina exempt from military service.

Overturned truck
Sgt. Paul Johnson, of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, directs traffic around an overturned tractor-trailer in a westbound lane of River Watch Parkway. The truck turned over at about 5 p.m. Wednesday after hitting a median. It had been carrying a backhoe. The driver, Edward Jones, 64, of North Augusta, was treated at Medical College of Georgia Hospital and released.

Air traffic control
Determined not to have the Boshears Skyfest 2002 turn into a traffic fiasco like Skyfest 2000 with three-hour jams, officials are building a new road into Augusta Regional Airport.

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

School systems await tax funds for projects
For Augusta area residents, July 1 likely will come and go with little fanfare. But for Columbia and Richmond County school officials, it's payday.

School systems await tax funds for projects

News you can use
June 7, 1959 Gustav Stahl of Sweden, the third vice president of Lions International, will be the featured speaker of a three-day convention of Georgia Lions Clubs, which opens today at the Bon Air Hotel.

States resolve bridge dispute
The South Carolina Department of Transportation hopes the Bobby Jones Expressway bridge will become a six-lane thoroughfare someday.

Corrections
In Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle, Aaron Booher's name was misspelled in a photo caption in the Around Town calendar.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH -A 16-year-old has been charged with murder in the slaying of 30-year-old Savannah man.

3 men charged in methamphetamine plot
Three men have been charged with trying to steal anhydrous ammonia from a Waynesboro gas company to make methamphetamines, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -A bill to wipe out back taxes for thousands of Lexington County boat owners was approved by the General Assembly.

Post has change in future
Brig. Gen. Janet Hicks has been chosen to command Fort Gordon and the U.S. Army Signal Center, making her the first woman ever to head a major military installation in Georgia, Army officials said.

Comrades to reunite in France

Public course will be no match for U.S. Open field
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - It must be the most ignored sign in golf, in league with the ubiquitous ones that request everyone to please repair all ball marks and divots.

Monsters aren't as much fun as they used to be
We are surrounded by monsters. They come in the form of terrorists, child abusers, murderers, polluters, diseases. I grew up in a different world of monsters.

Johnson figures to contend for Pocono victory
LONG POND, Pa. -- Jimmie Johnson didn't want to sound like a rookie popping off.

Spotlight on Ken Schrader
Here is a profile of NASCAR driver Ken Schrader.

Spotlight on Ken Schrader

Technology takes toll

NASCAR notebook

Technology takes toll
LONG POND, Pa. - The competitive edge that once separated the NASCAR Winston Cup Series from other forms of racing has been lost in a mountain of geometric quotients and engineering projects.

Johnson figures to contend for Pocono victory

Racing facts - Pocono 500
Here are facts about the upcoming Pocono 500 race.

Villeneuve has struggled at home track

NASCAR notebook
LONG POND, Pa. - When Jimmie Johnson started on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series five months ago, his goal was to win the rookie-of-the-year title.

Villeneuve has struggled at home track
MONTREAL -- The Canadian Grand Prix hasn't been very hospitable for native son Jaques Villeneuve.

Johnson, Brown elected to Hall of Fame
LOS ANGELES -- Magic Johnson, who set the standard for point guards with his all-around brilliance, and Larry Brown were elected Wednesday into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Johnson, Brown elected to Hall of Fame

Lakers top Nets in Game 1
LOS ANGELES -- What began as a mismatch turned into something mildly intriguing.

Shaq only gets better as the playoffs go deeper

Shaq only gets better as the playoffs go deeper
LOS ANGELES -- Everybody already knew Shaquille O'Neal is really, really big and really, really good.

Lakers top Nets in Game 1

Mrs. Mary Bostic    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Claud Caldwell Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Connelly    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mr. J.K. Davis    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
Mr. Edgar Hobbs    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Dea. Willie Cooper Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Wilva Garrison    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Hollis Claxton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Gordon Hopman
A big part of Gordon Hopman's life was a secret.

Mrs. Ruth Chinn    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Debra Simmons    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Pearleaner Carriee    ((AIKEN, S. C.)
Mr. John Hill    (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)
MSgt. Robert Carey    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Hadden    (WRENS, Ga.)
Mr. David Buyoucos    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Udell Curtis    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Ms. Madeline Buntain    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Chinn    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Madeline Buntain    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Wilva Garrison    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Bostic    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Rowland    (NEW ELLENTON, S. C.)
Evangelist Miriam Bennings    (ANDERSON, S.C.)
Mr. Thomas Woolf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Woolf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Wallace Hilton    (MANNING, S.C.)
Miss Shirrie White    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Gossie Heath    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Thomas    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Ms. Diana Harris    (MARIETTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Storey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Donald Goodson    (STOCKBRIDGE, Ga.)
Mr. Philip Sonenshine    (HARLESTON, S. C.)
Mrs. Willene Felts    (CAMAK, Ga.)
Mr. Larry Smith    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
Dea. Willie Cooper Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Zelma Stokes    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. Lee Claxton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Claude Bolton    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Thomas Harley Woolf
Thomas Harley Woolf had a passion for his work, whether it was as an assistant fire chief or a store employee, according to P.W. Corbett, former secretary to the Augusta Fire Department and administrative assistant to the fire chief.

Mr. Isaiah Oglesby    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mrs. Cora Bridges    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Walter McTeer    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Gordon Hopman    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Denice McMillan    (HEPHIZABAH, Ga.)
Ms. Connie Jackson    (AIKEN, S. C.)
Mr. Lonzie Johnson    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
Mrs. Vivian Rowland    (AUGUSTA Ga.)
Ms. Connie Jackson    (AIKEN, S. C.)
Mrs. Lona Simril    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Gordon Hopman    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Henry Holmes    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Linton Stalnaker    (PALM BAY, Fla.)
Mr. Bobby Smith    (PARKSVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Robert Storey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Thomas Rucker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Esther Orr    (Nurse ALLENDALE S. C.)
Mrs. Juanita Wilkes    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. John Hill (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)

Mr. Gordon Hopman (AIKEN, S.C.)

Dea. Willie Cooper Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Isaiah Oglesby (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Linton Stalnaker (PALM BAY, Fla.)

Mr. Gordon Hopman (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lona Simril (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Woolf (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Madeline Buntain (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Holmes (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Juanita Wilkes (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Evangelist Miriam Bennings (ANDERSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Wilva Garrison (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Connelly (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Claud Caldwell Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Rucker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Madeline Buntain (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hadden (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Chinn (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Esther Orr (Nurse ALLENDALE S. C.)

Mr. Larry Smith (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Gossie Heath (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Gordon Hopman

Mr. Lee Claxton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cora Bridges (AIKEN, S.C.)

Dea. Willie Cooper Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. J.K. Davis (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Debra Simmons (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Thomas (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Claude Bolton (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Goodson (STOCKBRIDGE, Ga.)

Mrs. Willene Felts (CAMAK, Ga.)

Mrs. Zelma Stokes (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Wallace Hilton (MANNING, S.C.)

Mrs. Udell Curtis (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Storey (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Edgar Hobbs (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Diana Harris (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Thomas Harley Woolf

Mrs. Mary Bostic (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Bostic (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearleaner Carriee ((AIKEN, S. C.)

Ms. Connie Jackson (AIKEN, S. C.)

Mr. Robert Storey (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Woolf (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Connie Jackson (AIKEN, S. C.)

Mr. Hollis Claxton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Buyoucos (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Wilva Garrison (EVANS, Ga.)

Miss Shirrie White (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Rowland (NEW ELLENTON, S. C.)

Mr. Lonzie Johnson (NORWOOD, Ga.)

MSgt. Robert Carey (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Walter McTeer (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Vivian Rowland (AUGUSTA Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Chinn (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Bobby Smith (PARKSVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Philip Sonenshine (HARLESTON, S. C.)

It's important to elect Ferrara
We think it's important for the residents who live in South Carolina House District 86 to know that Russ Ferrara has taken a strong position on eliminating property taxes and supporting the Confederate flag on the State House grounds. Tom and Polly Walker, Aiken, S.C.

Urges re-election of DeLoach to Ga. House District 119
Thank you for allowing me to serve in the Georgia House of Representatives with Rep. George DeLoach, R-Waynesboro. Bob Smith, Watkinsville, Ga.

Applauds N. Augusta development
We attended the presentation of the North Augusta Riverfront Development, and the city council and officials of North Augusta are to be commended for their vision and commitment to the city. Robert and Ashley Shanks, Evans, Ga.

The right question
Leaders of the congressional inquiry into the Sept. 11 attacks say they're being inundated with tens of thousands of documents - much more data than they expected or can deal with.

'Seat warmer' charge a laugh
Regarding John Bartus' May 18 letter, "Is candidate a seat warmer?" Liz Victor, North Augusta, S.C.

Not zero tolerance
Monsignor Thomas A. Evatt of Aiken resigned last month after being accused of sexual assault on a 10-year-old boy 25 years ago. The boy, now a grown man, said it happened when Evatt, 52, was a young priest at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Charleston, S.C.

Area schools fail integration test
Are schools in Columbia and Richmond counties integrated? The answer is substantially"no." For example, in 2001 Lucy Laney High School (located in Richmond County) had 728 black students enrolled and 12 white students. Evans High School (Columbia County) had 1,386 white students and 203 black students. Katie Mercer, Martinez, Ga.

Airport plan is blueprint for 'field of dreams'
As I read the several articulations of pros and cons regarding the expansion plans at Augusta Regional Airport in the June 2 edition of The Augusta Chronicle, a couple of things seem clear. The fact is, we do not have the population base to support the proposed "master plan." That being the case, they (the airlines) "will not come," no matter how good a facility is built. They will come when - and only when - it is cost effective. I suggest that the plan originally set forth by the LPA Group and suggested by the former Augusta Aviation Commission chairman is more in line with the current need. Bobby Greer, Martinez, Ga.

Feud settled
One of Aiken County's bitterest controversies - the year-long battle among state Senate delegation members over who to appoint as night bond court magistrate - finally came to a satisfactory conclusion this week.

McCain endorsement kiss of death?
During the heated 2000 Republican Presidential Primary held in South Carolina, many of you might recall that U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., lost the nomination to then Gov. George W. Bush of Texas. Mark Sanford supported Mr. McCain during this process, but now says that his support of him was a mistake. Victor T. Wright, Graniteville, S.C.

Conservative Georgians shun liberal 'King Rat' Barnes
Former state Sen. Sonny Perdue, R-Bonaire, has upstaged everyone with his "King Rat" video. Several reliable sources tell me the video is driving Gov. Roy Barnes, D-Ga., and other Democrats out of their minds but, then again, how would you tell the difference? Milton Gresham, Evans, Ga.

Peeler would be a great governor
With less than a week until the primaries, many people are seeing the TV ads being run by candidates seeking the Republican nomination for South Carolina governor. Pearlious Bledsoe, Graniteville, S.C.

Stewart would be a fine state rep
I support Jim Stewart for the District 86 South Carolina House seat. I have lived in the Aiken area for over 74 years and have known Mr. Stewart's family for most of those years. I have known him since he was a young boy and, as an adult, have conducted business with him and his father before him. Ted Scott, Aiken, S.C.

Shame on vandals' desecration
Only one of the suspected four vandals has admitted to the acts committed recently at Davidson Fine Arts campus. It is my belief that those responsible should be incarcerated for the amount of time it might take for the Japanese Cherry Trees (Sakura) to recover from the damage inflicted upon them. Kitty Lamb, Augusta

Education candidate most qualified
We would like to endorse Jim Stewart, Republican candidate for South Carolina House Seat 86, because he believes in a solid education for all children from elementary to college level. Tony and Sally Ferrara, Aiken, S.C.

MCG's strengths being overlooked
I could not help but notice that the local press, concerning graduation at the Medical College of Georgia, featured photographs and text about the medical school - with no mention of the graduates from allied health sciences, nursing, dentistry or graduate studies. Shelley C. Mishoe, Augusta

Muslim fanatics twist religion
Issam M. Nashashibi's May 23 guest column, "A plan for Jews and Palestinians to live peacefully together," is propaganda and contains few truths. Maxie Bolgla, Augusta

Don't park that child
It seems like it should go without saying in this day and age that you don't leave a baby in the car when you go into a store, especially during the sweltering days of summer.

Deal in good faith
A car-allowance policy that the Augusta Commission changed in 1997, but never wrote down, has been dug up to unfairly deny several high-ranking city officials car allowances they were promised when recently hired by city Administrator George Kolb.

'Never mind'
The Augusta Commission, poised to give final approval for drinking establishments to stay open an extra half hour, voted "never mind" at the last moment.

Mathis waiting for chance

Serena, Venus win French semis

American soccer fans rejoice in upset win

Overtime

France ties Uruguay, falls to edge of elimination

Another all-Williams major final close

Agassi out of French Open

Lewis recalls fighting Tyson for free, though accounts differ

Tyson's turbulent life sells, but does boxing need such a champ?

Overtime

Loss could be wake-up call

Augusta club sends team to nationals

Stallions call in the Frisbee dogs

Lewis recalls fighting Tyson for free, though accounts differ
TUNICA, Miss. -- The year was 1984 and Lennox Lewis was an 18-year-old spoiling for a fight. He found it in the Catskills against a young terror named Mike Tyson whose reputation was already known in the amateur ranks.

Overtime
Augusta State's Jamie Elson is three match-play victories away from becoming the first Jaguar to qualify for the Masters Tournament.

Mathis waiting for chance
SEOUL, South Korea -- Clint Mathis keeps waiting.

Agassi out of French Open
PARIS -- "Aaaahh!" Andre Agassi let out a primal scream, his frustration spilling over as one of his 87 unforced errors hastened his exit from the French Open on Thursday.

American soccer fans rejoice in upset win
Across America, U.S. soccer fans got up early - or stayed up late - and watched their World Cup team face European powerhouse Portugal.

France ties Uruguay, falls to edge of elimination
YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Four years after winning the World Cup, France can't even score a goal in the tournament.

Augusta club sends team to nationals
Augusta Junior Rowing Club coach Jason Herold looks at a program as strong as the Cincinnati Juniors, and his mind begins to race.

Serena, Venus win French semis
PARIS -- The French Open women's final will be an all-in-the-family affair. It's Williams vs. Williams for a Grand Slam title. Again.

Another all-Williams major final close
PARIS -- A sizzling stroke went right to its appointed spot down the line, so clearly out of even a top player's range that the crowd began to clap and yell.

Overtime
Kris Shepherd shot a 3-over-par 75 at Goshen Plantation Golf Club to lead the qualifiers in the zone 16 Georgia District tournament for the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship.

Tyson's turbulent life sells, but does boxing need such a champ?
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- His life is a soap opera played out on a world stage. Hated by many, loved by others, Mike Tyson answers to everything from convicted rapist to savage biter.

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish caught and total weight of the catch.

Fishing tournament news

Fishing report

Fishing report
Anglers trying their luck with either artificial lures or live bait after dark must turn on their boat's running lights, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division.

Public course will be no match for U.S. Open field

Loss could be wake-up call
Augusta's 60-57 loss at Macon on Friday night might be the wake-up call the Stallions were searching for.

Stallions call in the Frisbee dogs
The Augusta Stallions' first choice for Saturday night's game failed, so they settled for the next best thing: Frisbee-catching dogs.

Hydrogen-powered car completes cross-country trip
WASHINGTON -- DaimlerChrysler engineer Wolfgang Weiss was driving a new car that cost more than $1 million to build, but he was still worried it would break down on his cross-country drive.

Building on study
Betty Frazier has the same dream that every mother has: She wants something better for her child.

Stance on SRS is a turnaround
NEW ELLENTON - In the Cold War of the early '50s, people in New Ellenton welcomed the opening of "the bomb plant" along the Savannah River. In fact, South Carolinians for decades have embraced just about any industry that could bring jobs to the countryside.

Lack of online privacy dictates cautions
Consumers are concerned about the privacy of personal information they submit online, but most have no clue how companies use and misuse that information, according to a new report by an Internet research firm.

Gamecocks on verge of CWS
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- It hasn't been Miami's kind of year, but it could be by the end of NCAA super regional this weekend.

Gamecocks on verge of CWS

South Carolina athletic department posts record academic year
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina's athletic department, on the rise in the field, also posted its best-ever showing in the classroom.

Tanner, South Carolina ready for Hurricanes
COLUMBIA - Ray Tanner is happy to report no apprehension entering the most important weekend of his team's season.

South Carolina athletic department posts record academic year

Another use for duct tape

Odds and ends

Hydrogen-powered car completes cross-country trip

Lack of online privacy dictates cautions

Stance on SRS is a turnaround

Building on study