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.

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

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

Mini reviews

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

Pop can rock

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

Livingroom Legends makes music a family affair

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.

Concert calendar

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.

Applause calendar

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.

Jucifer's 'Destroyer' has many style shifts

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.

Club calendar

Video watch
JUST OUT: The Mothman Prophecies

Blues artist's 60-year career began in Aiken

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.

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.

Area museums

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

Summer movies rekindle youthful passions

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

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

Twins spared through 2003

Bonds arrives in style, checks out famous ballpark

Bonds arrives in style, checks out famous ballpark
NEW YORK -- Barry Bonds pulled up to Yankee Stadium in a white stretch limousine, walked into America's most famous ballpark for the first time and acted as if it were no big deal.

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.

Interleague intrigue: Schilling vs. Pedro, Bonds in Bronx

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.

Greetings arrive from hard-traveling vacationers

Braves notebook

Braves rough up Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas - Of all the things the Atlanta Braves expected to encounter in the heart of Texas, this was the strangest.

Giles' premature baby daughter in serious condition

New opponent challenges Butts
ARLINGTON, Tex. - Alan Butts, who coordinates the scouting reports and defensive charts for the Atlanta Braves, was feeling frazzled Friday.

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.

New opponent challenges Butts

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 rough up Rangers

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 turn to Glavine for sweep

Unemployment rate falls to 5.8 percent in May

Unemployment rate falls to 5.8 percent in May
WASHINGTON -- The nation's unemployment rate edged down to 5.8 percent in May - the first drop in three months - as companies added 41,000 new jobs.

Business briefs
Reduced outlooks from chip manufacturer Intel and drug maker Biogen sent technology stocks sharply lower Friday, but a late-session rebound limited the damage in the broader market.

Business briefs

Colony Plaza gets local boost
In the hands of local marketers, a south Augusta shopping center is seeing an increase in interest from potential tenants.

Constant change

Business briefs

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.

Japanese interests to invest in Aiken
Three Japanese companies on Friday announced their intent to invest $10 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Aiken's Verenes Industrial Park.

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.

Summit will address owners' concerns
Mr. Muns is going to Washington. Leo Muns, the owner of Muns Welding and Mechanical Inc., is traveling to the nation's capital next week for three days of discussion and debate between small-business owners and federal government officials.

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

Jobless benefits claims decline to lowest level in a year

Japanese interests to invest in Aiken

Colony Plaza gets local boost

Summit will address owners' concerns

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

Clemson falls to Arkansas
CLEMSON, S.C. - Ryan Fox's RBI double in the fifth ended up making the difference as Arkansas struck quickly, then held on to beat Clemson 9-6 in the NCAA super regional Friday night.

Clemson falls to Arkansas

Arkansas coach worries Hogs will be blown out

Sodomy, 101

That's no protection

Feud settled

Deal in good faith

Don't park that child

Give 'em a fence

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 romp behind Bakker
ATLANTA - Like a lot of college kids, Kyle Bakker wouldn't mind going home for a week.

Jackets 2 victories away from CWS

Jackets romp behind Bakker

Crawdads rally to down Jackets
HICKORY, N.C. - The Hickory Crawdads' made four errors, had two runners picked off first base, and got an uncharacteristically shaky performance from starting pitcher Nick Gravelle.

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.

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.

Despite Tiger, blacks still struggling to reach golf's top levels
ATLANTA -- Fourteen-year-old Willie Brown is a skinny youngster with a sweet swing, surprising power and a catchy nickname.

Clarke shares English Open lead with Drysdale
MERIDEN, England -- Darren Clarke kept a share of the second-round lead in the English Open Friday, but criticized officials for keeping players on the Forest of Arden course during an hour-long rain delay.

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.

Daniel leads a short list of survivors

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

Roberts leads Buick Classic

Roberts leads weather-delayed Buick Classic
HARRISON, N.Y. -- The Buick Classic is as close as Loren Roberts will get to the U.S. Open this year.

Despite Tiger, blacks still struggling to reach golf's top levels

Daniel leads a short list of survivors
WILMINGTON, Del. -- Beth Daniel topped a short list of survivors Friday at the LPGA Championship, making a birdie on her final hole to escape with a 1-under 70 and a two-stroke lead over Karrie Webb.

Levi's 68 gives him one-shot edge in PGA Seniors

Roberts leads weather-delayed Buick Classic

Levi's 68 gives him one-shot edge in PGA Seniors
AKRON, Ohio -- Wayne Levi had an up-and-down round that included six birdies and four bogeys but his 68 Friday gave him a one-stroke lead through two rounds of the PGA Seniors Championship.

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.

Augusta drops Hickory

Crawdads rally to down Jackets

Hurricanes say Red Wings haven't heard anything yet

Hurricanes say Red Wings haven't heard anything yet
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes have become a model growth franchise for the NHL, building not only a new arena, but a large fan base and contending team.

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.

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.

Conservative Georgians shun liberal 'King Rat' Barnes

Barrett understands SRS issues

It's important to elect Ferrara

Klauber is an independent voice

Critic of President Bush obviously was an 'A' student

World War II Merchant Marines called heroes, too

Muslim fanatics twist religion

Gas deregulation too expensive

'Parental choice' candidate best

Justice system unfair to blacks

Candidate urges Christian values

Peeler is most likely GOP candidate to beat Hodges

Stewart would be a fine state rep

Education candidate most qualified

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

'Seat warmer' charge a laugh

Area schools fail integration test

Across Georgia
ALBANY - A veteran teacher at Albany State University has been indicted on two counts of sexual battery.

Water- saving toilets touted
ATHENS, Ga. - Low-flow toilets might better meet Georgia's growing water needs than spending billions of dollars to build a statewide system of water reservoirs, according a University of Georgia research team.

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.

Video poker fans play final hands before ban
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Darren Cornett said he drove 50 miles from Waycross to feed quarters into a video poker machine at the Pilot Travel Center along Interstate 95.

Base develops emergency network
On Sept. 11, emergency personnel were on the scene of New York City's World Trade Center even before the second plane slammed into the twin towers. While crews continued to rush to that scene, hijackers commandeered two other cross-country flights and turned them toward targets in Washington.

Barnes' net worth is up, report shows
ATLANTA - Despite a recessionary economy, Gov. Roy Barnes' net worth surged from $8.4 million last year to $12.3 million at the end of March, largely on the strength of his bank stocks, according to documents he released Friday.

Across Georgia

Across the Southeast
BRADENTON, Fla. -A small plane towing a banner in memory of a teen-ager killed in a car accident crashed, killing the pilot.

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.

DOT is set to purchase rail land
ATLANTA - The state Department of Transportation is preparing to buy land in highly developed areas along the proposed Macon-to-Atlanta passenger rail line.

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.

Authorities arrested 20 in store raid
AIKEN - Authorities said Friday they cut off a part of Florida's drug network with a raid of a convenience store that was allegedly being used as a front for the sale of crack cocaine.

NAACP protest persists
On his trip from Virginia to Florida last month, Lorenzo Baldwin gassed up in North Carolina and didn't stop until he reached Savannah.

Bout attracts local interest
The unpredictability swirls around tonight's Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis fight, but Cecilia and Nakia Woodruff always were sure of one thing: They were going to shell out the money to watch it.

News you can use
New Ellenton Police Chief T.L. Meeks was shot to death Wednesday in an attempt to end a fracas between a husband and wife.

Panel investigates ill sheriff
Gov. Roy Barnes has appointed a committee to investigate allegations that Effingham County Sheriff Jay Space has been rendered incompetent by multiple sclerosis.

Subscriber of the day

Across the area

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

Teen says he was raped at youth center

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

Holding on for dear life

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.

'Chronicle' names new editorial page editor

Mother's plea is rejected
Standing before a judge Friday morning, the woman accused of injecting bacteria into her daughter's bloodstream could not admit her guilt.

Across South Carolina

Women go Ya-Ya for film's opening
Reading the best-selling book The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood wasn't enough for Karen Hill - she's decided to live it.

Service is slow, residents say
Augusta Public Works officials thought it would take a week or two to clean up from the May 3 thunderstorms that pounded the city, but five weeks later, storm debris is still piled up awaiting pickup,and residents are fuming.

Program connects pupils, art
AIKEN - Jaime Boehner sits at a lab table amid piles of shiny copper strips and wooden bowls filled with small, colorful beads.

School systems await tax funds for projects

Car tag renewals go online
Columbia County will join 10 other Georgia counties this summer in offering online tag renewals.

Subscriber of the day
Pamela Kitchens is today's subscriber of the day.

General Assembly finishes second year of its session

States resolve bridge dispute

Officials discover 70 dogs, nine cats

Courts search for interpreters

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

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.

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.

In the know

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

DOT is set to purchase rail land

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

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.

Women go Ya-Ya for film's opening

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.

Nature preserve grows

Truck gets stuck under tracks
A rented moving truck slammed into a railroad overpass Friday, wedging itself under the structure.

Across the Southeast

Lawyer challenges Walker in race
A local lawyer said Friday he's ready to challenge state Sen. Charles Walker this fall for the District 22 Senate seat.

Subscriber of the day

Young talent
Josiah Carr, the winner of The Augusta Chronicle's Singer-Songwriter Contest, performs at the Marbury Center on Broad Street.

Primary shuts down lottery

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

NAACP protest persists

Nature preserve grows
The Henderson Heritage Preservation, just off South Carolina Highway 19, is a snapshot of what Aiken County looked like hundreds of years ago.

Base develops emergency network

Courts search for interpreters
A statewide effort has begun to find residents who speak a foreign language and train them to interpret in courtrooms throughout Georgia.

Service is slow, residents say

Conduct code crafted
ELBERTON, Ga. - Elbert County commissioners are considering a code of conduct to govern their behavior both in and out of public meetings.

Primary shuts down lottery
AIKEN - They say you can't win if you don't play.

School breaks ground for classroom building
Augusta State University took one step closer to realizing its master plan Friday.

Legislators blast cut in funding
COLUMBIA - Gov. Jim Hodges' office transferred $300,000 from accounts at the Continuum of Care for Emotionally Disturbed Children to blunt cuts in his office's budget.

In the know
Goodwill Industries is in need of donations of household items, clothing, furniture and automobiles. The donated items are recycled and sold at Goodwill stores, and 90 cents of every dollar earned via the sale of the donations funds Goodwill's job training and placement services.

Barnes' net worth is up, report shows

Rabies cases rise in Chatham County

School breaks ground for classroom building

GOP candidates visit party's rally

Program connects pupils, art

Post has change in future

Conduct code crafted

Officers raid convenience store

News you can use

Across the area
A 57-year-old North Augusta man was arrested at his workplace Friday and charged with sexually assaulting a minor.

Young talent

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.

Authorities arrested 20 in store raid

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

Across South Carolina

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.

Mother's plea is rejected

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

Lawyer challenges Walker in race

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - The Navy lifted restrictions Friday on a 5-mile stretch of the Cooper River near the Naval Weapons Station that were imposed after the September terrorist attacks.

Panel investigates ill sheriff

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.

Water- saving toilets touted

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.

Bout attracts local interest

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.

Truck gets stuck under tracks

News you can use

'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.

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.

Johnson figures to contend for Pocono victory

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
LONG POND, Pa. -- Jimmie Johnson didn't want to sound like a rookie popping off.

Villeneuve has struggled at home track

Shaq only gets better as the playoffs go deeper

Ex-NBA star Williams pleads innocent in driver's death
FLEMINGTON, N.J. -- Former NBA star Jayson Williams pleaded innocent Friday to charges he fatally shot a limousine driver and then tried to make it look as if the victim fired the gun himself.

Ex-NBA star Williams pleads innocent in driver's death

Lakers think 'happy thoughts'

Lakers get easy Game 2 victory over Nets
LOS ANGELES -- Most of the New Jersey Nets showed up on time for Game 2 of the NBA Finals with one big exception - Jason Kidd.

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 get easy Game 2 victory over Nets

Lakers think 'happy thoughts'
LOS ANGELES - Zen and the art of the triangle offense.

NBA All-Stars coming to LA in 2004
Los ANGELES -- The NBA All-Star game will be held in Los Angeles in 2004, the first time basketball's showcase event will be played in the area in 20 years.

NBA All-Stars coming to LA in 2004

Mr. Lee Claxton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Griffin    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)
Mr. William Trotty    (NEWARK, N.J.)
Mrs. Madeline Buntain    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Willene Felts    (CAMAK, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Bostic    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Marianna Downing    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Evangelist Miriam Bennings    (ANDERSON, S.C.)
Mr. Cefus Oglesby Sr.    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Woolf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Annie Lee    (WRENS, Ga.)
Miss Shirrie White    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Dea. Willie Cooper Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Thomas    (LOUISVILLE, 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. Robert Storey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. John Brown Jr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. Philip Sonenshine    (HARLESTON, S. C.)
Mrs. Mary Pilcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Bobby Smith    (PARKSVILLE, S.C.)
Ms. Rosetta Evans    (ALBANY, N.Y.)
Mr. Thomas Rucker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Janie Hadden    (WRENS, Ga.)
Mrs. Esther Orr    (Nurse ALLENDALE S. C.)
Mrs. Wilva Garrison    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Isaiah Oglesby    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mrs. Udell Curtis    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Walter McTeer    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Larry Connelly    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Denice McMillan    (HEPHIZABAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Chinn    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. Lonzie Johnson    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Willie E. Cooper Jr.
When Willie E. Cooper Jr. remembers his father, he'll think of a man who served God and his family first and served his country second.

Ms. Connie Jackson    (AIKEN, S. C.)
Dea. Willie Cooper Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Gordon Hopman    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Marolyn Wallon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Henry Holmes    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. William Simoneau    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Mr. Edgar Hobbs    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Alice Perdue    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Wallace Hilton    (MANNING, S.C.)
Mrs. Catherine Mabli    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Hill    (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)
Mrs. Wilva Garrison    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Gossie Heath    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
Mr. James Griffin    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Ms. Diana Harris    (MARIETTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Harden    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Hadden    (WRENS, Ga.)
Mrs. Maddie Knight    (BARTOW, Ga.)
Mr. Donald Goodson    (STOCKBRIDGE, Ga.)
Ms. Edna Johnson    (SPARTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Storey (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Walter McTeer (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Featured obituary: Mr. Thomas Harley Woolf

Mr. Isaiah Oglesby (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. John Hill (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)

Mrs. Mary Bostic (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Thomas (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Maddie Knight (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Griffin (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mr. Thomas Woolf (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice Perdue (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Willene Felts (CAMAK, Ga.)

Ms. Rosetta Evans (ALBANY, N.Y.)

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

Ms. Edna Johnson (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lee Claxton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Brown Jr. (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Miss Shirrie White (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Mabli (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Annie Lee (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Edgar Hobbs (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Madeline Buntain (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Donald Goodson (STOCKBRIDGE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hadden (WRENS, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Harden (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Udell Curtis (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. William Trotty (NEWARK, N.J.)

Evangelist Miriam Bennings (ANDERSON, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Willie E. Cooper Jr.

Mr. Thomas Rucker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie Hadden (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Gossie Heath (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mr. William Simoneau (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Ms. Diana Harris (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Wilva Garrison (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Pilcher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lonzie Johnson (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Marolyn Wallon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Cefus Oglesby Sr. (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Wilva Garrison (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. James Griffin (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

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

Justice system unfair to blacks
According to the May 19 Augusta Chronicle, Superior Court Judge William D. Jennings III agreed to set bond for Rufus Owens, the alleged killer of Anthony Campbell Jr. Although Mr. Owens is facing murder and weapon charges, he was granted a $50,000 bond. Barbara Thurmond, Augusta

Barrett understands SRS issues
Gresham Barrett is the best candidate to represent the interests of the Savannah River Site in the U.S. House of Representatives. Robert Roboski, Aiken, S.C.

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

Candidate urges Christian values
I think one of the great tragedies of modern America is the outright ban on Christianity in both our public life in general, and our schools in particular. The last several decades have shown what a de-Christianized America looks like. We've seen the future, and it isn't pretty. Harry Weigle, North Augusta, 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.

World War II Merchant Marines called heroes, too
I stayed home and watched hours of Memorial Day celebrations, honoring everyone in 12 U.S. wars. Cemeteries were featured. Everyone who laid down their lives in the line of duty for this country deserves honor and praise. Paul H. Pinson, Aiken, 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.

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.

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.

Critic of President Bush obviously was an 'A' student
Regarding Michael Ledo's May 24 letter: I'm sure he was not only an "A" student, but he must also have won the lottery on every attempt. Rodney Benefield, Evans, Ga.

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.

'Parental choice' candidate best
Gresham Barrett is the "Parental choice in education" candidate in the Republican primary for South Carolina District 3. He understands that big government, whether federal or state, is not always the solution when it comes to better education for our children. Ed Seufert, Aiken, S.C.

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

Gas deregulation too expensive
I just received my natural gas bill. For using zero therms, it was $26.39. When gas was regulated, my bill was $7 per month for zero therms. Tony Kitchens, Augusta

That's no protection
The government is about to embark on an under-whelming plan to fingerprint and photograph up to 100,000 foreigners who visit this country. Presumably, many of those who are picked for the extra scrutiny will be from the Middle East or nations such as Egypt and Sudan - places where known Muslim terrorists have been trained or harbored.

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.

Sodomy, 101
There's a difference between a society that ignores what adults do in the privacy of their bedrooms and a society that actively promotes homosexual lifestyles to young students. One is tolerant, the other is Sodom and Gomorrah.

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.

Give 'em a fence
The "virtual reality" for Columbia County residents of Caliburn Place, Crawford Mill and Belgrade subdivisions is that they suddenly find themselves living virtually in the middle of Interstate 20 traffic. They want to be rescued from that reality, and well they should be.

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.

Klauber is an independent voice
S.C. State Rep. Jim Klauber, R-Greenwood, is the most qualified candidate to represent the 3rd Congressional District. Amid this season of embellished resumes and campaign promises, Mr. Klauber has addressed the issues that matter to our state. Brian Moore, Aiken, S.C.

Peeler is most likely GOP candidate to beat Hodges
The Associated Press reports that in the final days leading up to the June 11 primary, former U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., leads the field of seven Republican gubernatorial candidates in money raised and money on hand.Bethanne Farrell, Aiken, S.C.

Williams vs. Williams for French Open title

For Tyson, fight may be his last chance at big money

Bout attracts local interest

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

Rider looks forward to testing his new set of wheels

Stallions call in the Frisbee dogs

Costa beat Corretja, Ferrero over Safin in French semis

Mathis waiting for chance

War Emblem takes a run at the Triple Crown

France ties Uruguay, falls to edge of elimination

Serena, Venus win French semis

Augusta club sends team to nationals

Flooding gives Marlin Pocono pole

Overtime

Agassi out of French Open

Stallion certain of win

Overtime

England celebrates soccer 'revenge' over rival Argentina

Rider looks forward to testing his new set of wheels
Cindy Ivey gave her husband, Chuck, a shiny, new motorcycle as a surprise gift for his 25th birthday Tuesday.

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.

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.

Overtime
Augusta State's Jamie Elson fell short in his bid to win the British Amateur, losing to Spain's Alejandro Larrazabal in 19 holes on Friday afternoon in the semifinal at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in Wales.

Flooding gives Marlin Pocono pole
LONG POND, Pa. - Sterling Marlin was at Pocono Raceway two weeks ago trying figure out why his Dodge had developed a habit of fading in the final 100 miles of a race. The test session, however was interrupted by water seeping through the pavement.

Costa beat Corretja, Ferrero over Safin in French semis
PARIS -- Albert Costa beat Alex Corretja, and Juan Carlos Ferrero rolled over Marat Safin on Friday, creating an all-Spanish final at the French Open.

Bout attracts local interest
The unpredictability swirls around tonight's Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis fight, but Cecilia and Nakia Woodruff always were sure of one thing: They were going to shell out the money to watch it.

England celebrates soccer 'revenge' over rival Argentina
LONDON -- After 16 years of misery, this was the sweet revenge England craved so badly.

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.

Williams vs. Williams for French Open title
PARIS -- More than a decade ago in Compton, Calif., two sisters swatted strokes from opposite sides of a net, pretending the asphalt was the grass of Wimbledon, the hardcourts of the U.S. Open or the clay of the French Open.

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

War Emblem takes a run at the Triple Crown
NEW YORK -- The Kentucky Derby and Preakness were relatively easy for War Emblem. The Belmont Stakes, however, is called "The Test of the Champion" for a reason.

For Tyson, fight may be his last chance at big money
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mike Tyson returns to the ring Saturday night for his biggest fight since he bit Evander Holyfield's ears. As unstable as ever and just as unpredictable, he's also just one big punch away from being the heavyweight champion again.

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.

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.

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 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

Faith digest
Fathers and sons will be honored at a breakfast at North Augusta's Hammond Grove Baptist Church, 590 Hemlock Drive, at 9 a.m. today.

Melkite leader visiting to thank Augusta church for its support
The leader of the Melkite Catholic Church - Patriarch Gregory III - will pay a visit to Augusta's tiny St. Ignatius of Antioch church Monday.

No one wins blame game
Hearings here and hearings there, FBI, CIA, politicians, and whose fault is it? I used to think it was some guy named Osama; but I don't know anyone named Osama.

Seminar to address challenges of pastors
After 32 years in the pulpit, the Rev. H.B. London is sure of one thing - Sundays aren't Sundays any more.

Faith and fellowship calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar carries highlights of events in the Augusta area. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Bridging the gap
United Methodist delegates attending next week's annual North Georgia Conference will likely be white - a reflection of the congregations they represent - but church officials want to change that.

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

Stallion certain of win
Undre Williams is expecting a technical knockout tonight.

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.

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.

Partial eclipse to awe westerners Monday
The last solar eclipse visible from much of the West for the next decade will awe sky-watchers early Monday evening, assuming the weather cooperates.

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.

'Canes give Gamecocks scare

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

'Canes give Gamecocks scare
COLUMBIA - After South Carolina roared to a 10-run, third-inning lead Friday, the most dangerous thing to assume was that the game was over.

South Carolina athletic department posts record academic year

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.

Lack of online privacy dictates cautions

Partial eclipse to awe westerners Monday

Faith and fellowship calendar

Faith digest

Seminar to address challenges of pastors

Melkite leader visiting to thank Augusta church for its support