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.

Jucifer's 'Destroyer' has many style shifts

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

Mini reviews

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

Club calendar

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.

Pop can rock

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.

Video watch

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

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

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

At the movies: 'Bad Company'

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

Art gallery information

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

Complex music set Kansas apart from other rock bands

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.

Blues artist's 60-year career began in Aiken

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.

Livingroom Legends makes music a family affair

Interleague intrigue: Schilling vs. Pedro, Bonds in Bronx

Twins spared through 2003

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Giles' premature baby daughter in serious condition

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.

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.

Braves turn to Glavine for sweep

Braves notebook

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.

Blanco homers for win

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.

Braves notebook

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.

Constant change

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

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.

Davison's Auto gets new tenant

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

Business briefs

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

Rich got richer during the 1990s

Business briefs

Augusta debates contract

Jobless benefits claims decline to lowest level in a year

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

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.

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.

Proven success

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

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.

Greene puts up unexpected numbers in final season

Arkansas coach worries Hogs will be blown out

Deal in good faith

The right question

'Never mind'

Don't park that child

Feud settled

Not zero tolerance

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gardener plants seeds of wisdom

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Roberts leads Buick Classic

Els, Singh seeking third Buick Classic titles

Webb returns under different circumstances

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.

Webb awakes from early season slumber to lead at LPGA

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
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.

Nicklaus hurting as he heads into Senior PGA

Hickory defeats Augusta

Augusta drops Hickory

Red Wings top Hurricanes

Bowman says Game 2 might sway 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
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.

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?

Education candidate most qualified

Shame on vandals' desecration

'Seat warmer' charge a laugh

It's important to elect Ferrara

Conservative Georgians shun liberal 'King Rat' Barnes

MCG's strengths being overlooked

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

Airport plan is blueprint for 'field of dreams'

Stewart would be a fine state rep

Area schools fail integration test

Muslim fanatics twist religion

Peeler would be a great governor

Applauds N. Augusta development

Troops enjoy the chance to wear civilian clothes

Antics make MTV awards a hit

Basketball boosts NBC in ratings

Health capsules

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

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.

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

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

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

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

News you can use

Across the area

Holding on for dear life

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

Subscriber of the day

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.

Cool vegetables for sale

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.

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 Georgia

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 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.

General Assembly finishes second year of its session

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.

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

Across South Carolina

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

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.

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

Overturned truck

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

Program puts meal on children's plates

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.

School's in for summer

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.

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.

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.

States resolve bridge dispute

School systems await tax funds for projects

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

'Chronicle' names new editorial page editor

Subscriber of the day

Officers raid convenience store

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.

Across Georgia

Woman named Fort Gordon commander

Thurmond recalls role in Normandy invasion

States work on water deal

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

News you can use

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.

HOPE funds will dry up, official says

GOP candidates visit party's rally

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

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.

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

Officials discover 70 dogs, nine cats

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.

Post has change in future

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

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.

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.

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.

Around town

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.

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

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

Comrades to reunite in France

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.

Rabies cases rise in Chatham County

'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 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.

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.

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.

NASCAR notebook

Villeneuve has struggled at home track

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

Technology takes toll

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

Spotlight on Ken Schrader

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

Johnson figures to contend for Pocono victory

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.

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

Lakers top Nets in Game 1

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
LOS ANGELES -- What began as a mismatch turned into something mildly intriguing.

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

Mr. Thomas Woolf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Cora Bridges    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Isaiah Oglesby    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mrs. Zelma Stokes    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Storey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Linton Stalnaker    (PALM BAY, Fla.)
Mr. Philip Sonenshine    (HARLESTON, S. C.)
Mr. Larry Smith    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
Ms. Connie Jackson    (AIKEN, S. C.)
Mrs. Lona Simril    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Gossie Heath    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Chinn    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Bostic    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Lee Claxton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Thomas    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Larry Connelly    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mr. Thomas Rucker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Dea. Willie Cooper Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Denice McMillan    (HEPHIZABAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Udell Curtis    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Henry Holmes    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Willene Felts    (CAMAK, Ga.)
Mr. Wallace Hilton    (MANNING, S.C.)
Mrs. Wilva Garrison    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Hadden    (WRENS, Ga.)
Mrs. Juanita Wilkes    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Madeline Buntain    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Debra Simmons    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Evangelist Miriam Bennings    (ANDERSON, S.C.)
Dea. Willie Cooper Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Miss Shirrie White    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Vivian Rowland    (AUGUSTA Ga.)
Mr. Robert Storey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. James Rowland    (NEW ELLENTON, S. C.)
Mr. Bobby Smith    (PARKSVILLE, S.C.)
Ms. Connie Jackson    (AIKEN, S. C.)
Mrs. Esther Orr    (Nurse ALLENDALE S. C.)
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. Walter McTeer    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Woolf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Lonzie Johnson    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Gordon Hopman
A big part of Gordon Hopman's life was a secret.

Mr. Gordon Hopman    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. J.K. Davis    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
Mr. Edgar Hobbs    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Hollis Claxton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Bostic    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Chinn    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. John Hill    (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)
Mr. Claude Bolton    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Ms. Diana Harris    (MARIETTA, Ga.)
MSgt. Robert Carey    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Donald Goodson    (STOCKBRIDGE, Ga.)
Mr. David Buyoucos    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Ms. Madeline Buntain    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Pearleaner Carriee    ((AIKEN, S. C.)
Mr. Gordon Hopman    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Wilva Garrison    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Claud Caldwell Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Hill (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)

Mr. Linton Stalnaker (PALM BAY, Fla.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Gordon Hopman

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

Mr. Edgar Hobbs (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Woolf (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Bostic (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Rucker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Lee Claxton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hollis Claxton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Diana Harris (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Madeline Buntain (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Lonzie Johnson (NORWOOD, Ga.)

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

Mr. Walter McTeer (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Debra Simmons (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Zelma Stokes (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Isaiah Oglesby (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Claude Bolton (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Willene Felts (CAMAK, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Thomas (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Juanita Wilkes (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Evangelist Miriam Bennings (ANDERSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Udell Curtis (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary Hadden (WRENS, Ga.)

Ms. Madeline Buntain (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Gossie Heath (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Woolf (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Bostic (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Wilva Garrison (EVANS, Ga.)

Miss Shirrie White (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Wilva Garrison (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Vivian Rowland (AUGUSTA Ga.)

Mr. Donald Goodson (STOCKBRIDGE, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Featured obituary: Mr. Thomas Harley Woolf

Mr. Larry Smith (UNION POINT, Ga.)

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

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

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

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

France ties Uruguay, falls to edge of elimination

Lewis recalls fighting Tyson for free, though accounts differ

Overtime

American soccer fans rejoice in upset win

Mathis waiting for chance

Another all-Williams major final close

Overtime

Agassi out of French Open

Serena, Venus win French semis

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

Loss could be wake-up call

Stallions call in the Frisbee dogs

Augusta club sends team to nationals

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fishing tournament news

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.

Fishing report

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Gamecocks on verge of CWS

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

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.

Odds and ends

Another use for duct tape

Lack of online privacy dictates cautions

Building on study

Hydrogen-powered car completes cross-country trip

Stance on SRS is a turnaround