Barnwell looking forward to next season
It wasn't that the Barnwell baseball team was overconfident or felt it was untouchable.

Carolina comes back; Clemson clinches
South Carolina and Clemson, two of the nation's top baseball teams all season, advanced to the College World Series on Sunday with victories in the deciding games of NCAA Super Regionals.

South Carolina all-area team

South Carolina all-area team
Top players from South Carolina.

Carolina comes back; Clemson clinches
South Carolina and Clemson, two of the nation's top baseball teams all season, advanced to the College World Series on Sunday with victories in the deciding games of NCAA Super Regionals.

Players of the year
Top players and coaches for Georgia and South Carolina as selected by The Augusta Chronicle

Georgia all-area team

Georgia all-area team
Jonathan Broxton of Burke Countym headlines The Augusta Chronicle's all-area team.

Independent all-area team

Carolina comes back; Clemson clinches

Spivey leads Arizona to sweep
BOSTON - The World Series champions used power and pitching to finish their sweep of this year's most successful team.

Carolina comes back; Clemson clinches

Spivey leads Arizona to sweep

Barnwell looking forward to next season

Independent all-area team
Top independent school players

Yearbook-signing hasn't changed much since the '60s

Odds and ends
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. -- An off-duty sheriff's deputy in court on bad check charges saved his job when he chased and captured a jail prisoner who fled the courtroom.

Ice cream clash chills relations
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - If there were a song that went, "Bye, Bye, Mr. Eskimo Pie," it would be a hit on Brunswick's south end.

Lopez, Castilla step up

Pendleton tinkers with Jones' swing
ARLINGTON, Texas - With bullpen catcher Mark Mortimer serving as the cameraman, Atlanta Braves left fielder Chipper Jones and hitting coach Terry Pendleton used technology to spot a flaw in Jones' swing Saturday afternoon.

Braves notebook

Andruw carries Atlanta to win
ARLINGTON, Texas - Slowly, right before our eyes, Andruw Jones is evolving into the superstar long forecast by baseball's most knowledgeable observers.

Pendleton tinkers with Jones' swing

Lopez, Castilla step up
ARLINGTON, Texas - For weeks, Gary Sheffield has repeatedly warned that when the Atlanta Braves offense starts to limber up, watch out.

Braves notebook
ARLINGTON, Texas - With their bullpen depleted and struggling, the Texas Rangers called Class AAA Oklahoma for reinforcements Sunday.

Andruw carries Atlanta to win

If this doesn't fly, it's nobody's fault but mine

Summer's a good time to evaluate business
NEW YORK - Getting your car ready for winter and your kids ready for school are seasonal tasks you take for granted. But what about getting your small business ready for summer?

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: PCS Nitrogen

Luxury carmakers soften SUV image

Graduates with debt should hold down expenses
NEW YORK -- Diplomas in hand, this year's college graduates now must face the real-world test of paying off the student loans and credit card debt they accumulated in school.

Pocket change

Business calendar
Area events taking place this week.

On the move

Luxury carmakers soften SUV image
ATLANTA - If the roughneck Jeep Wagoneer of the early 1960s was the father of the modern sport-utility vehicle, then the new luxury SUVs roaring into the market are its haughty and extravagant offspring.

On the move
Susan Kelly-Gilbert has been named advertising director for The Augusta Chronicle. Ms. Kelly-Gilbert, who will supervise advertising operations, was previously vice president of business development for InfiNet, a Norfolk, Va.-based provider of online services to media companies. Prior to that she was general manager of The Flagship, a Norfolk military newspaper.

Some items best left off resumes
"Single and willing to relocate (will fund if it is local) and to commute (can manage long drives through time management and a passion for music)."

Business calendar

Is your company 'summerized'?
NEW YORK -- Getting your car ready for winter and your kids ready for school are seasonal tasks you take for granted. But what about getting your small business ready for summer?

Global tension

If this doesn't fly, it's nobody's fault but mine
There are marriage counselors who have never been married, pediatricians without children and music critics without a shred of musical talent. So you shouldn't assume a business journalist would make a good entrepreneur.

Is your company 'summerized'?

Global tension
Augusta's Palmetto Industries employs 12,000 people in three factories in southern India. Owner Shankar Balan, a U.S. citizen born in India, has had to develop contingency plans to protect his overseas investments from earthquake and fire.

Summer's a good time to evaluate business

The ABCs of the BBB
It's like having Switzerland on the corner of Seventh and Ellis streets.

Some items best left off resumes

The ABCs of the BBB

Graduates with debt should hold down expenses

Clemson earns spot in CWS
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson was expected to overpower Arkansas, but it was reliever B.J. LaMura who pitched the Tigers to the College World Series.

Clemson earns spot in CWS

A necessary revamp

Approach with caution

Tuesday's choices

Losing HOPE

Study: TV diversity still lags in quality
LOS ANGELES -- Black characters get more television time than other minorities but they tend to be relegated to sitcoms, a study released Tuesday found.

Book tells of mutiny on the Batavia
Scholarly, exhilarating and exciting are apt descriptions for Mike Dash's book, Batavia's Graveyard: The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny (Crown, 381 pages, $25).

Etiquette, mundane to some, essential to many
Dear Carson: My wife and I had just finished reading about the war on terrorism, the struggle in the Middle East and other mundane and boring drivel, when I read with interest your recent article on the woman who was outraged by being referred to as "you guys" at one of Augusta's bistros.

New York borough boasts of fauna, fur and Fordham
NEW YORK - When non-New Yorkers think of the Bronx borough of New York, usually Yankee Stadium and the Bronx Zoo come to mind. But there's much more than Major League Baseball and furry beasts in the only part of Gotham that's on the U.S. mainland.

What Dad wants
Kyle Schultz wouldn't hate a tie for Father's day, but he wouldn't be very excited about it either.

Highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
Al Roker says that barbecue, right along with religion and politics, leaves plenty of room for debate.

Room to swing
It wasn't the rustic two-bedroom cabin that drew Ronnie and Conny Maxwell to their Appling homestead in 1985.

Patterson's bat propels Jackets
ATLANTA - Eric Patterson snapped out of his slump in time to lead Georgia Tech back to the College World Series.

Georgia Tech heads back to CWS
ATLANTA -- Victor Menocal and Wes Rynders didn't have a hit between them, but when it came time to talk about Georgia Tech advancing to the College World Series, coach Danny Hall wanted them there.

Georgia Tech heads back to CWS

Kannapolis blanks Augusta
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - The Kannapolis Intimidators (32-31) gave starting pitcher Nik Lubisich (4-1) all the offense he would need in a three-run seventh inning, as Lubisch guided the Intimidators to a 3-0 victory over the Augusta GreenJackets (32-29) at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium Saturday night.

Greenjackets notebook
This year's Midwest League All-Star Game will feature one former Greenbrier High School star, but it should have been two.

Jackets lose it in ninth
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Mike Morse's RBI single in the ninth inning lifted Kannapolis to a 4-3 victory over Augusta on Sunday afternoon in a South Atlantic League game.

Around the horn
Catcher Brian Esposito is batting .333 (7-for-21) with three home runs in his past five games, raising his average to .235.

Golf roundup
WILMINGTON, Del. - Beth Daniel showed the youngsters how to get it done Saturday in the LPGA Championship, and was one round away from becoming the oldest woman to win a major title.

Zoeller ends victory drought
AKRON, Ohio - The drought is over for Fuzzy Zoeller - and maybe it is for the Senior PGA Tour as well.

Zoeller ends victory drought

Golf roundup

Kannapolis blanks Augusta

Around the horn

Jackets lose it in ninth

Greenjackets notebook

Carolina remains confident
RALEIGH, N.C. - The death notice is headed to the printer again for the Carolina Hurricanes.

Carolina remains confident

Yearbook-signing hasn't changed much since the '60s
We just finished the latest round of graduations, and for the most part they seemed to go as they always do.

Unhappy with TV meteorologists

Is state Sen. Walker the victim of evil racists?

Steroids an ugly sign of the times

Voter offers his recommendations in races

Applauds deputies

Tax cuts feasible

SRS conned ignorant farmers

SRS manager will be missed

United States should steer clear of international court

Graham, Klauber draw support

Ferrara important to District 86

Barrett's record, Bush ties are assets

'The Chronicle' develops a soft spot for Ed McIntyre

Archaeology vital to historic study

The vanishing pit bulls case

Gives 3 reasons to back Barrett

Etiquette, mundane to some, essential to many

Book tells of mutiny on the Batavia

Study: TV diversity still lags in quality

What Dad wants

Highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead

New York borough boasts of fauna, fur and Fordham

Room to swing

Bishop favors strengthening of abuse rules

Markers replace chalk in schools
Columbia County is ditching the dusty green chalkboards of its past in favor of glossy white boards and colored markers.

Across the area
Two people were hospitalized in good condition Sunday afternoon after an accident involving a personal watercraft on Thurmond Lake in Lincoln County, authorities said.

Subscriber of the day
Mary Hightower is today's subscriber of the day.

'Augusta Magazine' wins Georgia awards

Across the Southeast
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -A state agency that supervises foster children has not been able to contact 969 children under its care, missing a May 31 deadline, officials said.

Augusta burn unit accepts overflow
The Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital received its first burn patient from Charleston, S.C., on Saturday.

Aiken County schools tout drop in crime
The Aiken County School District attributes a recent drop in school crime to extra eyes placed in schools.

Across Georgia
GRIFFIN -A woman shot her two disabled sons at a rehabilitation center where they had been living, then waited in the lobby for police to arrive, authorities said. Both men died early Sunday.

Across Georgia

Around town

Mayor's Congress run is a mystery

Aiken County schools tout drop in crime

Across the southeast

Mayor race draws faces old and new
The city is more than five months away from this year's mayoral election, and candidates are political eons from campaign crunch time.

Summer drought worsens flooding
Severe storms may be the norm for this time of year in the Southeast, but experts say the flooding that the recent deluges have brought might actually be worsened by drought conditions.

Owners missed license deadline
Perry's Pig and Procter & Gamble Co. are worlds apart in what they do, but alike in one respect.

Across the Southeast

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

Across the area

New tax infuses budget results
Adjusting to the new local option sales tax distribution numbers shouldn't create any headaches for Columbia County: After all, more money flows fairly easily into government budgets.

Daniel Field airplane stolen

A senior by any other name might graduate sooner
ATHENS, Ga. - In a bid to encourage students to finish their baccalaureate degrees in four years, the University of Georgia is asking faculty, staff and students to stop referring to students as freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Across Georgia
DECATUR -A juror who helped convict a preacher of child molestation has been jailed for contempt of court on accusations of trying to sell information about jury deliberations.

Primary keys on growth, budget

Across the area
Authorities were investigating Saturday a burglary at a moving company on Hardy Court.

Across Georgia

Computer problems cause records errors
Melvin Johnson bought pay telephones from an outfit in Florida and a city business license for M&N Telecom but never got the company off the ground.

Peaches smaller, but sweeter

Primary keys on growth, budget
Signs dot the wooded intersections throughout the bedroom community of Merriwether.

EMTs put in 24-hour days

Historian tracks story of badge
The mystery of a small, medal-size badge donated to the Augusta Museum of History has been solved.

Scouts boost Savannah
Girl Scouts are the epitome of Savannah's perfect tourists.

'Augusta Magazine' wins Georgia awards
Augusta Magazine won six awards at the 13th annual Magazine Association of Georgia luncheon, held last month in Atlanta.

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

Daniel Field airplane stolen
A 1979 Cessna 172 airplane was reported stolen from Daniel Field on Saturday, police said.

Bishop favors strengthening of abuse rules
SAVANNAH - South Georgia's Catholic bishop is pleased with documents - due to be acted on by the nation's bishops this week - that spell out possible ways to combat sexual misconduct by priests.

Around town

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -Dorchester County sent more convicted killers to death row in the past decade than Berkeley and Charleston counties combined, although Dorchester reported fewer murders, according to a report on South Carolina's use of capital punishment.

Across the area

Session resolved budget, lottery
AIKEN - House and Senate members say that although some problems weren't addressed, the legislative session that ended last week was productive.

Markers replace chalk in schools

Prices hurting shrimp
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - The commercial food shrimping season will open at 7 a.m. Wednesday in South Carolina and Georgia territorial waters, which extend 3 miles offshore into the Atlantic Ocean.

Polls will open early Tuesday

Educator brings history to life
With her endless energy and creativity, Lounelle Beecher strives to make learning fun for pupils and teachers alike.

Across South Carolina

News you can use
June 10, 1981 A dangerously eroded dam at the Goshen Lake Country Club appeared close to bursting Tuesday and threatened to inundate an exclusive residential area with millions of gallons of water before workers cut a spillway to ease pressure and avert a dam break.

Candidates get creative with name recognition

New rules govern charter schools
GREENVILLE, S.C. - When schools start next fall, there will be five new charter schools in the state, and proponents say they hope new legislation will encourage the creation of more in the future.

Subscriber of the day

Subscriber of the day

Attack is unlikely purpose for theft

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is James L. Hinson.

Session resolved budget, lottery

Showing off Irish steps

New tax infuses budget results

Owners missed license deadline

News you can use

Mayor's Congress run is a mystery
SAVANNAH - Will he or won't he? And if he does, who will take his place?

Across the southeast
ORLANDO, Fla. -A New York businessman sentenced in absentia to 845 years in prison for a scheme that bilked millions from an insurance company was extradited to Orlando on Sunday from Austria, the FBI said.

Peaches smaller, but sweeter
Drought in the Southeast will not negatively affect this year's peach crop, growers say.

Showing off Irish steps
Young girls and boys laced up their shoes and slipped into bright costumes - some fluorescent pink and yellow covered with beads, sequins and ribbons.

Attack is unlikely purpose for theft
A four-passenger Cessna 172 airplane reported stolen from Daniel Field probably was taken because it's a popular model, not because terrorists needed it for their next attack, officials said Sunday.

Candidates get creative with name recognition
The South Carolina primary is Tuesday. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Across South Carolina
LANCASTER -Investigators in Lancaster County are trying to determine whether the same gun was used to kill three people.

Polling places change
AIKEN - A large portion of Aiken County will vote in a new location during Tuesday's primary.

EMTs put in 24-hour days
AIKEN - With calls coming nonstop and storms raging, Aiken County's mobile medics faced another sleepless night.

News you can use
A committee of the Richmond County Board of Education is advising the full board to study installing burglar alarms at various schools. A rash of vandalism and break-ins prompted the action.

Polls will open early Tuesday
AIKEN - Some have taken to the roads in caravans. Some continue to pound the pavement. Many are running TV ads.

A senior by any other name might graduate sooner

News you can use

Educator brings history to life

Augusta burn unit accepts overflow

Scouts boost Savannah

Summer drought worsens flooding

Mayor race draws faces old and new

Computer problems cause records errors

Waiting to get on course is half the fun
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - The stomach was grossly unsettled when we idled at the stop sign on Powell Avenue and waited for a minivan to pass.

Schumacher wins again
MONTREAL - Michael Schumacher insists race wins and championships are no longer his main goals.

Spencer looks to rekindle flame

Jarrett wins in Pocono

Spencer looks to rekindle flame
LONG POND, Pa. - The Pocono Raceway used to be a magical place for Jimmy Spencer.

Jarrett wins in Pocono
LONG POND, Pa. - The strategy that carried Dale Jarrett to victory in Sunday's Pocono 500 was both by design and fate.

Lakers edge Nets in game 3
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Just when it looked as if Jason Kidd might make the NBA Finals competitive, the budding dynasty known as the Los Angeles Lakers - no, it wasn't just Shaq - moved within one victory of its third straight championship.

NBA notebook
EDS: SUBS 5th item to CORRECT Ainge to 1992 and 1993; WILL be UPDATED.

Lakers edge Nets in game 3

Shooting woes leave Nets in the hole
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New Jersey Nets couldn't get out of Los Angeles fast enough.

Shooting woes leave Nets in the hole

NBA notebook

Ms. Rosetta Evans    (ALBANY, N.Y.)
Mr. Gene Peek    (MCBEAN, Ga.)
Mr. William Trotty    (NEWARK, N.J.)
Mr. Richard Stroup    (KITE, Ga.)
Mr. Henry Holmes    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Miss Jeanette Stringer    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
Miss Lucille Beneteau    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. William Moore    (APPLING, Ga.)
Ms. Erica Reed    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Wilbert Moody, Sr.    (AIKEN, S. C.)
Mrs. Charlotte Dare    (MACON, Ga.)
Staff Sgt. John Cartwright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Griffin    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Henry Holmes    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Carolyn Whitman    (ANDERSON, S. C.)
Mrs. Janie Hadden    (WRENS, Ga.)
Mrs. Barbara Calculli    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mr. James Griffin    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Ms. Jeanette Stringer    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Fulmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Melvin Prescott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Marianna Downing    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Richard Montgomery    (BATH, S.C.)
Mrs. Jessie Campbell    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Douglas Huff    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Barbara Calculli    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Frances Harrison    (MCDONOUGH, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Allen    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Fulmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Marolyn Wallom    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
TSGT Benjamin Dukes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Bonner    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mr. Preston Crafton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lena Weathers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Lee Claxton
Those who knew Lee Claxton say they will remember the impact he made on strangers' lives.

Mrs. Dora Wagner    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Addie Brown    (FAIRFAX, S. C.)
Mr. Lester Troutman    (AIKEN, S. C.)
Mr. William Trotty    (NEWARK, N.Y.)
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Featured obituary: Ms. Lucille Beneteau
Lucille Beneteau focused much of her humanitarian efforts in Hong Kong, but her work and desire to help others spanned the globe.

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Mrs. Mary Allen    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Bonner    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mr. James Griffin (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Johnny Bennings (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Miss Lucille Beneteau (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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Mr. Charles Fulmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie Campbell (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Gene Peek (MCBEAN, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Calculli (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Prescott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lester Troutman (AIKEN, S. C.)

Mr. Preston Crafton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Calculli (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Jeanette Stringer (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Staff Sgt. John Cartwright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Harrison (MCDONOUGH, Ga.)

Mr. William Moore (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie Hadden (WRENS, Ga.)

Miss Lucille Beneteau (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Lee Claxton

Miss Jeanette Stringer (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Allen (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Ms. Erica Reed (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Fulmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Bonner (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Bonner (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Unhappy with TV meteorologists
May 30 proves that the area TV meteorologists truly have a problem with informing the public what the approximate weather is going to be in our area. Fred and Gail Davidson, Aiken, S.C.

Losing HOPE
When the HOPE scholarship program was set up in 1993, it guaranteed that any Georgia student graduating from high school with a "B" average or better could attend a Georgia state university, college or technical institute tuition-free.

The vanishing pit bulls case
The June 3 Chronicle alerts its readership to the fourth reported theft of a pit bull in the area. Like an imagined waterhole before a desert-parched traveler, the thought glistens ephemerally: If these thefts continue, eventually there will be no more pit bulls in these parts. Hmmm. R. Brown, Augusta

Tax cuts feasible
The Chronicle evidently has not attended a Charlie Condon town meeting, since he addressed the questions of spending cuts and sales taxes. Plus, the state attorney general has input from prominent South Carolina economic experts, who indicate his plan is feasible. Clint Dyer, Graniteville, S.C.

SRS conned ignorant farmers
How ironic that South Carolina welcomed the construction of a "bomb plant" (Savannah River Site) in a somewhat destitute agricultural community, and now requires monetary restitution for its presence. Harry Myers, Augusta

Is state Sen. Walker the victim of evil racists?
A young lad asked of his father, "Father, how will I recognize the devil?" "My lad," said the father, "the devil is easily recognizable. He is the one who does devilish things." Leon Butler, Augusta

Archaeology vital to historic study
Many people don't realize how much history is around us or the potential that archaeology provides for the study of that history. The Central Savannah River Area is a rich area for prehistoric and historic studies. However, the puzzle pieces are disappearing due to development and the loss of artifacts. Pamela Johnson, Burnettown, S.C.

Voter offers his recommendations in races
With all the hype surrounding the gubernatorial primary, South Carolina Republicans risk forgetting some of the other races on the lower part of the ballot. In these important contests, voters should consider the following candidates: Gary Bunker, Aiken, S.C.

A necessary revamp
The initial congressional response to President Bush's far-reaching proposal to create a new Cabinet-level department to oversee homeland defense is encouraging. But then what else could it be, given that Congress, especially Democrats, has been urging the president for months to do just that.

Ferrara important to District 86
Voters are fortunate to have several fine candidates seeking South Carolina's District 86 House seat. There is much of critical importance to this district. Curt and Susan Giddings, Aiken, S.C.

Approach with caution
Regency Mall may be at a crossroads. An Athens businessman who is evidently a risk-taker has bought the old Montgomery Ward store and is buying up the old JB White space, as well.

Barrett's record, Bush ties are assets
Gresham Barrett's close ties to President George W. Bush will be a key asset once he's elected to the U.S. House. Mr. Barrett was Mr. Bush's campaign co-chairman during the South Carolina primary. He is also on a first-name basis with many key players in the White House. Theresa McMullin, Edgefield, S.C.

United States should steer clear of international court
Contrary to Royann Warhaftig's May 13 claim in The Chronicle, the Bush administration is well advised to steer clear of the United Nations International Criminal Court. The ICC is a threat to all freedom-loving U.S. citizens.Elton T. Booth, North Augusta, S.C.

Gives 3 reasons to back Barrett
There are three reasons why I support Gresham Barrett for South Carolina's U.S. House seat. First, Mr. Barrett is pro-family and pro-traditional values. His pro-life record in the South Carolina House of Representatives is outstanding, as are his courageous stands for the Second Amendment, tax relief, school prayer, Southern heritage and educational reform. Shirley Schilling, Belvedere, S.C.

Steroids an ugly sign of the times
The recent bombshell that at least 50 percent of baseball players are on steroids is a sign of the times. Records, once thought unbreakable, are being shattered each season. Players, who took careers to achieve certain marks, are now having those same marks tossed by the wayside like they are little-league records. Why? David C. Herring, Aiken, S.C.

Applauds deputies
When we think of heroes, we think of firemen, of New York and faraway desert-covered lands of terror. We seldom think about what's in our own backyard. Robert A. Wylds Jr., Augusta

'The Chronicle' develops a soft spot for Ed McIntyre
What drivel to write that the "task" of Ed McIntyre, if he decides to run for mayor of Augusta, "is to keep black contenders from joining the fray and diluting his message of unity and progress," (editorial, May 17.) Vicki McPeake, Evans, Ga.

SRS manager will be missed
The Department of Energy recently announced that Greg Rudy, manager of the Savannah River Site, was being transferred to Washington to become an associate administrator in the National Nuclear Security Administration. Fred C. Davison, Aiken, S.C.

Tuesday's choices
If the fact that this is an election year hasn't penetrated your consciousness quite yet, it certainly will this week as South Carolina voters trek to the polls for Tuesday's primary.

Graham, Klauber draw support
I am writing this letter in support of Rep. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., for the U.S. Senate and state Rep. Jim Klauber, R-Greenwood, for the U.S. 3rd Congressional district. Robert Erickson, Martinez, Ga.

War Emblem falls short in Triple Crown bid

Overtime

Take that, Big Sis! Serena Williams beats Venus for French Open title

Lewis stops Tyson to retain titles

Zip First wins first of Ruidoso futurities

Overtime

WWE tries out new product in Augusta

Take that, Big Sis! Serena Williams beats Venus for French Open title
PARIS -- The French Open was hers, no more shots to chase or winners to produce. Still, Serena Williams didn't want to look her opponent in the eye.

Lewis stops Tyson to retain titles
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Lennox Lewis showed the bully who was boss.

Overtime
The Augusta Junior Rowing Club faced some of the nation's top elite junior rowers Saturday at the Cincinnati Youth Invitational, with neither of Augusta's teams advancing to today's semifinals.

WWE tries out new product in Augusta
When World Wrestling Entertainment rolls into the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center at 7 tonight, casual fans might be stunned at how much has changed in the past few months.

Zip First wins first of Ruidoso futurities
RUIDOSO DOWNS, N.M. -- Zip First won the Ruidoso Futurity by a nose on Sunday, claiming the first of the summer's three big sprints for 2-year-old quarter horses at Ruidoso Downs.

War Emblem falls short in Triple Crown bid
NEW YORK -- War Emblem's remarkable run for a Triple Crown ended shockingly Saturday, along with his trainer's hope to avenge two close calls, when the colt was badly beaten by 70-1 shot Sarava in the Belmont Stakes.

Overtime
Canada's Walters sprints to victory Mark Walters, a Canadian competing for Navigators racing team, used a final sprint over the last yards to edge Chann McRae of U.S. Postal Service at the finish line and win the USPRO Cycling Championship on Sunday in Philadelphia.

Roll out

Roll out
Local bicyclists gathered Saturday for the 10th annual Lock-to-Lock Bike Ride, which began at New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam near Augusta Regional Airport. Participants, who enjoyed catered food from Goldsmiths and received commemorative T-shirts, had options of riding as little as 15 miles or as far as 40 miles during the event benefiting the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association.

Georgia works to protect deer from wasting disease
A disease that forced Wisconsin authorities to order the extermination of more than 15,000 deer is attracting attention here in Georgia, too.

Cooking wild
Villa Europa, a local German restaurant, serves smoked trout as a chilled appetizer surrounded by horseradish sauce, dark bread and purple onion. Its fine flavor and exceptional presentation inspired this easy recipe.

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations might be required.

Outdoors calendar

Georgia works to protect deer from wasting disease

Waiting to get on course is half the fun

Stallion makes good on word
Undre Williams backed up his boast Saturday night.

Kicker plays role in win
Keith Gispert gave the Augusta Stallions' kick coverage some time off early Saturday night.

USB vs. USB 2.0: A matter of speed
A couple of product reviews are coming next week but in the meantime, some last-minute questions:

Clinic helps onion fields' migrant workers
REIDSVILLE, Ga. - The long thin rashes on his neck look like raised fingerprints. Samuel Hernandez sits patiently under a canopy as Perry Sheffield and fellow Medical College of Georgia student Diana Boss pull back the collar of his green shirt and lean over for a closer look.

DVD recording comes of age
SAN FRANCISCO -- Some of you may fondly remember the tear-filled day when you junked your Bell & Howell 8mm film projector to make way for a shiny new VCR back in the early 1980s. No more tilted screens by the fireplace. No more sprocket hunting in the dark.

Teaching a computer common sense
AUSTIN, Texas -- Day after day since 1984, teams of programmers, linguists, theologians, mathematicians and philosophers have plugged away at a $60 million project they hope will transform human existence: teaching a computer common sense.

Rally in ninth lifts USC

Hurricanes win, force Game 3

Hurricanes win, force Game 3
COLUMBIA - South Carolina hasn't been to the College World Series in 17 years. It only seems like that long since the Gamecocks were capable of playing adding-machine baseball.

Rally in ninth lifts USC
COLUMBIA - South Carolina, on the brink of missing out on a spot in the College World Series for a third straight year, chose the right time to awaken its dormant bats.

Odds and ends

USB vs. USB 2.0: A matter of speed

Clinic helps onion fields' migrant workers

Teaching a computer common sense