Field set for College World Series

Father charged after knife fight at son's baseball game

Father charged after knife fight at son's baseball game
ATHENS, Ala. -- The father of a youth baseball player was charged with a knife assault on another man who complained the defendant heckled players during a game.

Field set for College World Series
OMAHA, Neb. -- The stands at the College World Series will have a decidedly red look again this year. Cornhusker red.

Primary creates its own brand of generic TV ads

Braves notebook
MINNEAPOLIS - Tom Glavine entered Tuesday night's game needing just 11 strikeouts for 2,000, a remarkable total for a pitcher who owes his success to deception, rather than power.

Braves notebook
MINNEAPOLIS - Center fielder Andruw Jones couldn't be hotter. Left fielder Chipper Jones couldn't be colder.

Minnesota outlasts Atlanta
MINNEAPOLIS - Three batters into the game, Greg Maddux trailed 1-0.

Braves notebook

Braves notebook

Braves rout Twins
MINNEAPOLIS - The distinction may be lost on hand-wringing Minnesota Twins fans who watched their beloved nine pummeled by the out-of-towners. But there's a difference between the rocket's red glare and the sky rockets the Atlanta Braves launched Tuesday night.

Minnesota outlasts Atlanta

Braves rout Twins

Business briefs
A U.S. Bankruptcy Court official in Orlando, Fla., has allowed the Denny's restaurant at 3026 Washington Road to remain open while a new buyer is sought. The restaurant's franchise owner, Orlando-based Cypress Restaurants Inc., is going through Chapter 7 liquidation.

Teachers tap into real world

Marketers, advocates object to anti-spam bill
Federal legislation designed to stop unsolicited commercial e-mail, also known as spam, is working its way through the Senate, but the act has few supporters outside Capitol Hill.

Business briefs
ATLANTA - Taped conversations between energy traders discussing ways to boost profits from Western power markets in 2000 and 2001 have raised new questions about how traders structured deals as grid operators struggled to keep the lights on.

Phone services change pricing

General manager leaves WAGT
WAGT-TV's general manager will step down this fall to take a position with the station's parent company in South Bend, Ind.

Investors should balance asset classes
When it comes to investing money, many people are content to take a random approach. They may have received a hot tip for a particular investment and decided to plow a large amount of money into it with no regard to the overall balance of their portfolios.

Investors should balance asset classes

Events carry on without air unit

Events carry on without air unit
The Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center won't cancel any upcoming events because of an air conditioner breakdown last week, even though the unit could take a month to repair or replace.

Phone services change pricing
Long-distance companies are changing their pricing strategies, hoping consumers will leave cell phones in their cars and use a land line at home.

Teachers tap into real world
Kim Gotell will have a good answer the next time her seventh-grade math pupils ask why they need to learn fractions and decimals.

Marketers, advocates object to anti-spam bill

Builders flock to Miss Makita

Builders flock to Miss Makita
Walker Campbell made the two-hour drive from Commerce, Ga., on Tuesday morning to pitch a vendor tent at Maner Building Supply Co. in Martinez.

Rates stun Aiken Co.

Al-Qaida's recruits

Legislators eye election

Feds must step in

Wine talk
ASSESSMENT: In the sea of blush wines, this one stands out. The beautiful salmon colors give way to a strawberry-and-melon scented wine. The body is supple and delivers layers of sweet, summer fruit flavors. This is probably one of the best White Zinfandels on the market today.

Once potato, twice potato
This Sunday is Dad's big day, and my Twice-Baked Potato Casserole is the perfect side dish to accompany Dad's favorite grilled steak.

Brides-to-be belt out school fight songs
ATLANTA - Southern men may be among the world's most unwavering sports fans, but their brides-to-be can give them a run for their money.

Readers ask for more detail
There's not enough story in the story - that was the complaint Thursday from readers who attended The Augusta Chronicle's second discussion about the paper's book club selection, Praying for Sheetrock.

'Sum of All Fears' tops box office
LOS ANGELES -- "The Sum of All Fears" racked up its second straight weekend as the No. 1 movie, taking in $19.2 million to lift its 10-day total to $62.3 million.

Senior calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle.

Age old question
have allergies, and lately I have been having a lot of sinus infections. Are they a result of the allergies or a different problem altogether? - L.M. Evans

In the know
The Augusta Chronicle is inviting local youths and adults to submit artworks, poems and short essays on the topic What Being an American Means to Me.

In the company of canines
Danny and Sue Solesbee of Grovetown packed up their daughter, Sarah, and miniature schnauzer, Cloie, and headed to a pet store in Augusta for a little shopping Sunday afternoon. Their goal: a pet door.

Small portions
Advice and recipes from renowned chef-restaurateur Daniel Boulud are included in a 24-page ringbound booklet he has compiled in collaboration with the Maille mustard and condiment company. The booklet is packed with ideas for making your seasonal picnics as delicious as can be, and it's available free.

Cooper's homers lead GreenJackets
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Matt Cooper had two home runs and four RBI for Augusta (33-30), and Phil Dumatrait held Kannapolis (33-32) to one run and five hits over eight innings, giving the GreenJackets a 9-2 victory at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium on Monday night.

Augusta rallies to beat Kannapolis
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Augusta scored two runs off Kannapolis reliever Jason Stumm in the eighth inning, as the GreenJackets defeated the Intimidators 4-3 at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium Tuesday afternoon.

A tough test awaits U.S. Open field
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Some U.S. Golf Association officials hinted at record scoring in the U.S. Open, to be played for the first time on a truly public course with relatively flat greens.

Whining doesn't get the ball in the hole
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- No one ever said golf was supposed to be fair.

In his 40th major, Mickelson still without win or an answer

In Tiger era, David Duvals become average
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Success on the PGA Tour has usually been measured in the long term - that is, until Tiger Woods burst onto the scene five years ago.

Field faces rough start

Whining doesn't get the ball in the hole

Len Mattiace returns home to Bethpage
Len Mattiace can now breathe easy and let his mind wander back to happy childhood memories of warm spring days and buried lies at Bethpage State Park.

The U.S. Open goes public

In Tiger era, David Duvals become average

A tough test awaits U.S. Open field

In his 40th major, Mickelson still without win or an answer
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Phil Mickelson knows the drill by now.

Man arrested for allegedly storing explosives near U.S. Open

The U.S. Open goes public
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- The U.S. Open has always been filled with stories straight out of Tin Cup.

Len Mattiace returns home to Bethpage

Man arrested for allegedly storing explosives near U.S. Open
BETHPAGE, N.Y. -- A Long Island man has been arrested for storing powerful fireworks in trailers near the site of this week's U.S. Open golf tournament, police said Monday.

Field faces rough start
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - At 7:15 a.m. Thursday, Dudley Hart will step right up to face the longest par-4 hole anyone has ever encountered in the U.S. Open.

Augusta rallies to beat Kannapolis

Cup finals lack scoring
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Hockey fans hoping to see the Detroit Red Wings put on an all-star scoring performance in the Stanley Cup finals have been sorely disappointed.

Carolina's number may be up against Red Wings
DETROIT -- Age is only a number to the Detroit Red Wings. Right now, that number is one.

Carolina's number may be up against Red Wings

Red Wings shut out Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Dominik Hasek is one victory away from no longer being the best goaltender in NHL history without a Stanley Cup championship.

Cup finals lack scoring

Red Wings shut out Hurricanes

Primary creates its own brand of generic TV ads
South Carolinians go to the primary polls today, and not a minute too soon. Hopefully the voting will thin out some of these TV commercials.

Alert prompts FBI visits to area dive shops
Workers at two Augusta area diving centers said they were visited Wednesday by an FBI agent who was looking for information on recent diving trainees.

ASU's student service is awful

Letter writer likened to Marx

Untie hands of FBI, CIA so they can do their jobs

TV industry hurts viewers with profit-mongering

The use of condoms does not guarantee of safe sex

Soccer fan blasts columnist's put-down of the game

Click-it-or-Ticket campaign result of legislative madness

The reason why our kids aren't learning

Shame on Gracewood opponents

Member of 'Chronicle' Xtreme board defends her staff

Stop eating meat and feed the world

In the company of canines

Age old question

In the know

Brides-to-be belt out school fight songs

Senior calendar

Once potato, twice potato

Small portions

Merger rumors abound
The Augusta Lynx versus the Anchorage Aces?

Merger rumors abound

Businessman wins District 86 nod

Panel supports city pay raises

Owner of store disputes charges

New Columbia County jail opens
Tuesday was the day Columbia County Sheriff Clay Whittle had waited for: opening day for the county's expanded detention center.

Water fees set to rise to account for growth
AIKEN - The inevitable cost of growth deadlocked the Aiken City Council much of Monday night before it settled on new water and sewer fees.

Peeler, Sanford enter runoff for GOP spot
COLUMBIA - Lt. Gov. Bob Peeler and former U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford will meet in a June 25 runoff after leaving five other Republican gubernatorial candidates behind in Tuesday's primary.

Across South Carolina

54 animals euthanized after taken from home
Seven dogs, two birds and one cat remain from dozens of pets confiscated from the feces-ridden home of a Belvedere woman, authorities said Monday.

Candidates make their final push

Sealed records draw media suit
COLUMBIA - Several media companies including The Associated Press have sued to keep a judge from sealing records in Gov. Jim Hodges' lawsuit to block federal shipments of weapons-grade plutonium to South Carolina.

Candidates make their final push
AIKEN - Monday was the last full day of campaigning for the eight races on the ballot in Aiken County, and candidates didn't let the opportunity slip by them.

Up and away
Jennifer Weaver, of New Ellenton, pushes her son, Michael, 1, in a swing at the Virginia Acres playground. Both mother and son were having fun outdoors Monday while enjoying the cooler afternoon temperatures.

Water fees set to rise to account for growth

Adjutant general wins 3rd term; others face runoffs
LEXINGTON, S.C. - As most Republican races went down to the wire with likely runoffs, Adjutant General Stan Spears won a third term Tuesday, soundly defeating two challengers with almost 60 percent of the vote.

Health board passes budget for 2003

Police tie cigarette thefts to price rise
The rising cost of cigarettes is making a pack of smokes a hot commodity on the streets. Authorities say that's probably the reason behind a recent rash of smash-and-grab thefts at Augusta convenience stores.

Ready for Service

Runoffs expected for most primaries
LEXINGTON, S.C. - Republican races dominated Tuesday's primaries for statewide offices, with GOP voters able to cast their ballots in six races, compared to one primary for Democrats.

Judicial center facing shortfall

Businessman wins District 86 nod
AIKEN - At the Aiken County Council building Tuesday night, Aiken businessman Jim Stewart got a congratulatory handshake from his Republican primary opponent, Savannah River Site engineer Russ Ferrara.

Around town

MCG outreach program
Tools poised, purple gloves donned and masks in place, the dental students went to work removing buildup from teeth. The scraping of metal on enamel sounded like fingernails on a blackboard.

Subscriber of the day

More funding sought for new voting system
Despite the millions of dollars the state is pumping into a uniform voting system for Georgia's 159 counties, local elections officials say more money is needed for it to work in Augusta.

Figures put snag in county budget
AIKEN - The arrival of final insurance figures Monday turned the fine line that had balanced Aiken County's proposed 2002-03 budget into a trip wire.

Eviction litters Augusta street
Starting about 9 a.m. Monday, several men took turns loading the contents of a Watkins Street home onto large sheets, using them to drag hundreds of belongings through the front door and onto the small lawn.

Up and away

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., is putting his name on a bill that would protect the Francis Marion and Sumter national forests.

Figures put snag in county budget

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -More police will patrol the streets around weekly outdoor concerts downtown, and alcohol sales will end earlier in response to the fatal beating of a Gainesville man after two shows last week.

Across the area

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Richard W. Adams of Grovetown.

Records clerk in photo clips nails

News you can use
June 11, 1980 Wednesday's groundbreaking ceremonies for the $70 million W.F. Hall Printing plant near Evans was "a most significant occasion" because the plant will bring economic, technological and educational benefits to the area, Georgia Gov. George Busbee said.

South Carolina Primary Results

Ready for Service
Columbia County will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, but this one's not for a new business or school.

South Carolina Primary Results
Here are late results from the South Carolina primaries.

Playhouse audit assesses errors
AIKEN - A communication breakdown between groups chipping in for the construction of Aiken's downtown playhouse led to cost disparities discovered earlier this year, according to a management audit of the building's construction.

Subscriber of the day

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

News you can use

Savannah mayor exits district race
SAVANNAH - The money wasn't there - and in the end, his heart wasn't either.

Adjutant general wins 3rd term; others face runoffs

General assumes medical command
In a ceremony steeped in Army traditions dating to the era when Gen. George Washington commanded troops, Brig. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker assumed command Tuesday of several Army medical entities at Fort Gordon and in the Southeast.

Augusta will mark 266 years of history

Across the area
The man indicted in the death of Marty Gibson was being held in the Richmond County jail without bond Tuesday.

Records clerk in photo clips nails
When Sheriff Ronnie Strength called records clerk Juliette Rouse to his office to look at her long fingernails, she took the hint.

Augustan proposed for ambassadorship

Playhouse audit assesses errors

Alert prompts FBI visits to area dive shops

Judicial center facing shortfall
Construction on a new Augusta judicial center won't begin for at least another year, and the building's completion is at least three years away, but city officials learned Monday they likely will need more money than expected to pay for a new Richmond County courts complex.

Across Georgia

Signing in
The Rev. Joshua Loudermilk (center), of Snellville, Ga., registers for his wife with volunteers Joanne Bazemore (from left), Mildred Dinkins and Pat Williams of Wesley United Methodist Church. The United Methodists North Georgia Conference is this week at the civic center.

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

Vote requires party choice

Mayor's move alters race for Congress
Most Democratic 12th District congressional candidates say one fewer hopeful in the race increases their odds of winning, but Charles Walker Jr. of Augusta continues to outpace them all in fund-raising.

54 animals euthanized after taken from home

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Darin Davis of Grovetown.

Businessman wins District 86 nod
AIKEN - At the Aiken County Council building Tuesday night, Aiken businessman Jim Stewart got a congratulatory handshake from his Republican primary opponent, Savannah River Site engineer Russ Ferrara.

News you can use
JUNE 12, 1975 A $3.2 million plan to convert a section of a downtown mill into a production facility that will provide 60 jobs was announced by the Greater Augusta Chapter of Commerce on Wednesday morning.

Barrett and Klauber to vie for GOP nod in runoff

Owner of store disputes charges
AIKEN - Leroy Presley Jr., a self-proclaimed minister, came from Miami about 15 months ago. Mr. Presley said he and his wife, both retired, wanted to find a place to live peacefully.

Mayor's move alters race for Congress

Augustan proposed for ambassadorship
President Bush has nominated Augusta native Larry Palmer to be the next U.S. ambassador to Honduras.

Runoffs expected for most primaries

Barrett and Klauber to vie for GOP nod in runoff
Just 35 votes separated second and third place in the 3rd Congressional District, where six Republicans squared off to see who would advance to the November election.

Peeler, Sanford enter runoff for GOP spot

Adjutant general wins 3rd term; others face runoffs
LEXINGTON, S.C. - As most Republican races went down to the wire with likely runoffs, Adjutant General Stan Spears won a third term Tuesday, soundly defeating two challengers with almost 60 percent of the vote.

MCG outreach program

Across Georgia
DORAVILLE - A 2-year-old boy died Sunday after being hit by a pickup.

Eviction litters Augusta street

Across South Carolina
ALCOLU - A state Highway Patrol trooper was struck by a vehicle Monday as he was assisting another motorist on Interstate 95 in Clarendon County.

Adjutant general wins 3rd term; others face runoffs

Across the area
A Swainsboro, Ga., businessman accused of trying to cheat a foreign government out of $6 million has been re-indicted and accused of defrauding a Florida bank in connection with a $5 million loan made for a Wrightsville catfish-processing plant.

Police tie cigarette thefts to price rise

Panel supports city pay raises
What's next: Commissioners will vote on an across-the-board pay increase for city employees at their June 18 meeting.

Corrections

Augusta will mark 266 years of history
Remembering Founder's Day from the Augusta Museum of History is as easy as reading the writing on exhibit walls.

Businessman wins District 86 nod

Vote requires party choice
AIKEN - South Carolina has an open primary system. That means anyone with an affiliation to any party can vote in today's primary.

A joyful noise

Aiken County activates 211 service
Aiken 211, a new phone number for quick access to health and human services information, began operation today.

Across South Carolina

School construction
NORTH AUGUSTA - After more than two years of shuffling pupils and enduring the buzz of construction, the faculty of Paul Knox Middle School have a renovated facility.

Signing in

A joyful noise
Carla Williams (left) and Amber Moorer, both of Atlanta, sing with Cantemos, the North Georgia United Methodist Conference youth choir. They performed Tuesday at a communion service for the annual conference at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

Sealed records draw media suit

Across Georgia

More funding sought for new voting system

Health board passes budget for 2003
Richmond County Board of Health approved essentially the same budget amount for next year, with slight increases for raises and a new van.

Peeler, Sanford enter runoff for GOP spot
COLUMBIA - Lt. Gov. Bob Peeler and former U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford will meet in a June 25 runoff after leaving five other Republican gubernatorial candidates behind in Tuesday's primary.

Corrections
A calendar listing in Friday's Applause section provided incorrect entertainment information for Last Call nightclub, 2701 Washington Road. The calendar should have said D.J. Richie Rich performs Thursday and Tony Howard and D.J. Richie Rich perform Friday and Saturday.

Howell distances himself from game before Open
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Any one who knows Charles Howell will be shocked to learn how he prepared to play in the toughest golf tournament on Earth.

NASCAR: Hold off on soft walls for more testing

NASCAR: Hold off on soft walls for more testing
LOUDON, N.H. -- NASCAR officials have asked the New Hampshire International Speedway to hold off on installing new "soft walls" until further testing determines they are as safe as possible for stock cars, track owner Bob Bahre said Monday.

'Soft Walls' ready for stock car trial at Indy
The new "soft-wall" technology used successfully in the Indianapolis 500 will get its first NASCAR race test on the same track, although wide use of the system is not expected for at least a year.

'Soft Walls' ready for stock car trial at Indy

Lakers and Nets take a day off

O'Neal, Lakers on verge of first NBA Finals sweep in seven years
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Shaquille O'Neal remembers the night Houston fans banged brooms against his team bus following the last sweep in the NBA Finals. Seven years later, O'Neal considers it one of the four lowest moments of his life.

Lakers and Nets take a day off
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Phil Jackson accidentally referred to team owner Jerry Buss as Jerry Krause on Monday, an indication of how easy it is for the Los Angeles Lakers to let their minds wander.

Falcons notebook

Mr. Fred Blackstone Jr    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Estelle Story    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mr. Dewey Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Dye    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Miss Earline Harrison    (MCDONOUGH, Ga.)
Mr. Lonnie Evans Sr.    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Fred Blackstone Jr    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jessie Freeman Jr.    (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)
TSGT Benjamin Dukes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jessie Garnett    (LINCONTON, Ga.)
Mr. Christopher Tucker    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mr. William Gowen Sr.    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mr. James Whitlock    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Virginia Harper    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Carolyn Whitman    (ANDERSON, S. C.)
Miss Earlene Harrison    (McDONOUGH, Ga.)
Mr. John Brown, Jr.    (EDGEFIELD, S. C.)
Mr. Herbert Hathorn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lena Weathers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Johnson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Rick Montgomery
Rick Montgomery's guitar was almost an extension of his body.

Mrs. Ellen Leonard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Johnny Sims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Sylvia Link    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Staff Sgt. John Cartwright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mabel Merriweather    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Miss Mamie Hardy    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. Rick Montgomery    (Bath, S.C.)
Mr. Johnny Benning    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Dora Wagner    (GRANITEVILLE, S. C.)
Mrs. Ruth Bond    (WAYCROSS, Ga.)
Mrs. Kimberly Neibel    (TAYLORS, S.C.)
Miss Lucille Beneteau    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S. C.)
Mrs. Johnnie Newman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Bonner    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mrs. Glenna Palmer    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Preston Crafton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Gene Peek    (MCBEAN, Ga.)
Mr. Jeff Brunson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Charlie Philpot    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Olie Todd    (CONWAY, S.C.)
Mr. Butch Scott    (WINFIELD, Ga.)
Mr. John Brown, Jr.    (EDGEFIELD, S. C.)
Ms. Erica Reed    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Ms. Jeanette Stringer    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Kimberly Neibel    (TAYLORS, S.C.)
Mr. Lester Stapp Sr.    (PENFIELD, Ga.)
Mr. Wilbert Moody Sr.    (AIKEN, S. C.)
TSGT Benjamin Dukes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Gladys Lamback    (AIKEN, S. C.)
Mr. David Postell    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
Mr. Gene Peek    (MCBEAN, Ga.)
Mr. Arthur Scott Jr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Pauline Mullally    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Self Jr.    (GEORGE, S.C.)
Mr. Rick Montgomery    (BATH, S.C.)
Mr. Johnny Sims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Kimbrough    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Flora Stephens    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Johnson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Miriam Taylor    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. Henry Holmes    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Walter Terrell    (WASHINGTON, D.C.)
Mrs. Virginia Harper    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Dora Wagner    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Lottie Walker    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Lottie Walker    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Gene Peek (MCBEAN, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Benning (ATLANTA, Ga.)

TSGT Benjamin Dukes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lena Weathers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Christopher Tucker (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Olie Todd (CONWAY, S.C.)

Mrs. Dora Wagner (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Virginia Harper (AIKEN, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Rick Montgomery

Mrs. Gladys Lamback (AIKEN, S. C.)

Mr. Dewey Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Kimbrough (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Wilbert Moody Sr. (AIKEN, S. C.)

Mrs. Ruth Bond (WAYCROSS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Johnson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Preston Crafton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Staff Sgt. John Cartwright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Rick Montgomery (Bath, S.C.)

Mrs. Johnnie Newman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Johnson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Dora Wagner (GRANITEVILLE, S. C.)

Mr. David Postell (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lester Stapp Sr. (PENFIELD, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Terrell (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Lottie Walker (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James Dye (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Sylvia Link (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Lonnie Evans Sr. (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Sims (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Harper (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Pauline Mullally (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeff Brunson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Jeanette Stringer (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jessie Freeman Jr. (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)

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

Mr. John Self Jr. (GEORGE, S.C.)

Mr. Rick Montgomery (BATH, S.C.)

Miss Earlene Harrison (McDONOUGH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mabel Merriweather (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Jessie Garnett (LINCONTON, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Philpot (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Peek (MCBEAN, Ga.)

Mrs. Flora Stephens (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ellen Leonard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Miriam Taylor (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Butch Scott (WINFIELD, Ga.)

Mr. Herbert Hathorn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kimberly Neibel (TAYLORS, S.C.)

Mrs. Lottie Walker (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Miss Mamie Hardy (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Glenna Palmer (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Estelle Story (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mr. Johnny Sims (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kimberly Neibel (TAYLORS, S.C.)

TSGT Benjamin Dukes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Scott Jr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Blackstone Jr (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Blackstone Jr (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Earline Harrison (MCDONOUGH, Ga.)

Al-Qaida's recruits
Much major media punditry concerning the arrest last month of an American al-Qaida operative on charges of plotting to detonate a radioactive bomb on U.S. soil centers on why Attorney General John Ashcroft waited to make the announcement until this week in Moscow.

Rates stun Aiken Co.
The Aiken County Council's painfully tight 2002-03 budget was made even tighter Monday when county Administrator Clay Killian relayed the bad news that insurance liability premiums are soaring 59 percent - much more than anticipated.

The reason why our kids aren't learning
I know a 9-year-old child who's in the fourth grade. If you do your math, you would figure out that she is a year behind. In inner-cities this is common because of the lack of resources and breakdown of the family structure. Jerome Rico Knox, Augusta

Click-it-or-Ticket campaign result of legislative madness
I wonder how many others are, like me, tired of having the government tell them what they need to be doing for their own good. Lawrence Smith, Augusta

Feds must step in
Yet another rape has been reported at the Augusta Youth Development Campus, the detention center where teens in trouble go.

Member of 'Chronicle' Xtreme board defends her staff
Regarding Randy Potter's June 3 letter that requested "regular kids" be put on next year's Xtreme board, as a two-year veteran of the staff, I am personally insulted by his accusations. Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington, North Augusta, S.C.

Untie hands of FBI, CIA so they can do their jobs
Do not blame the FBI, CIA and others entirely for all our troubles. Rather blame the stupid, blind politicians and the supporting and controlling media. Dr. Bela Vitez, Aiken, S.C.

Shame on Gracewood opponents
I am writing this to residents who opposed Gracewood's proposal. I think it's really sad that they say their main concern in opening a group home in "their" neighborhood is that their property values will go down. Marilyn Murdaugh, Augusta

Stop eating meat and feed the world
Worldwide, 60 million people - 150,000 each day - die of hunger, even though more than enough food is produced to feed everyone. Inefficient use and inequitable distribution of food resources is to blame. Frank Lewis, Augusta

Soccer fan blasts columnist's put-down of the game
Scott Michaux's lame soccer resume disguised as a sports column on May 31 hardly qualifies him as the almighty soothsayer proclaiming, "Soccer will never win America's heart." Tommy Guthrie, Martinez, Ga.

ASU's student service is awful
As a May 2002 graduate of Augusta State University, I have some insight into reasons why ASU is plagued with declining enrollment. Tasha Tomlin, North Augusta, S.C.

Letter writer likened to Marx
Michael Ledo's May 24 letter states, "When you elect a 'C' student as president, don't expect the results of an 'A' student." Allen W. Johnson, Augusta

TV industry hurts viewers with profit-mongering
The television industry is giving higher priority to the pursuit of high profits than to the production of high quality programming for its audience. No doubt, this is partly due to the outrageously high salaries of its broadcasters. How in the world could any anchorperson with a five-day, two-hour daily program be worth a salary in the high millions? Helen Bolen, North Augusta, S.C.

The use of condoms does not guarantee of safe sex
The Richmond County Teen Pregnancy Forum, held May 16, was limited in its treatment and discussion of the critical problems associated with teen pregnancy. Karmen Anderson, Augusta

Legislators eye election
No matter what happens (or doesn't happen), lawmakers always say they had a great legislative session - especially in an election year.

'Chronicle' claims 10 awards

U.S. team happy with tie

Overtime

Arena: Do it ourselves

Sampras wins in Germany

Memphis was winner, too, in Lennox-Tyson fight, mayor says

Women's game ruled by Team Williams

Lewis-Tyson fight sets record for pay-per-view

Overtime
Dartmouth's new athletic director resigned abruptly after questions were raised about his resume.

'Chronicle' claims 10 awards
Four staff writers from The Augusta Chronicle were honored for their work in 2001 at the Georgia Sports Writers Association convention Sunday night in Macon.

Arena: Do it ourselves
SEOUL, South Korea -- Forget all the scenarios, Bruce Arena keeps telling his players. Just clinch a second-round berth on your own.

Overtime
The Sertoma/North Augusta Country Club Junior Invitational tournament begins today and will continue through Thursday. Tee times will start at 8 a.m. each day.

U.S. team happy with tie
DAEGU, South Korea -- Playing 11 on 61,000, the Americans were happy with a tie.

Women's game ruled by Team Williams
PARIS -- Venus Williams was so composed after losing the French Open final to younger sister Serena that she grabbed their mother's camera to take photos of the trophy presentation.

Memphis was winner, too, in Lennox-Tyson fight, mayor says
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Lennox Lewis dominated the headlines, but Memphis was a winner, too.

Sampras wins in Germany
HALLE, Germany -- Pete Sampras found his winning touch in Germany, then issued an angry response to the Queen's Club tournament director who said the slumping star was "fighting demons" and looking for easier matches.

Lewis-Tyson fight sets record for pay-per-view
NEW YORK -- The Lennox Lewis-Mike Tyson heavyweight title fight was the highest-grossing pay-per-view event in history.

Falcons notebook
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- New receiver Jeff Graham was a no-show as the Atlanta Falcons opened their voluntary passing camp Monday.

Howell distances himself from game before Open

Solar eclipse seen around the world
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico -- Music pounded, drinks flowed and a dazzling white light rippled over yachts bobbing in the blue bay of this resort city, where life blooms under an ever-present sun.

SRS radioactive waste spills
A blockage in a transfer line at Savannah River Site's Salt-stone facility Tuesday caused a 100-gallon spill of low-level radioactive waste mixed with a grout compound.

Palm introduces new operating system
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- A year ago, investors were losing faith in Palm Inc. The once high-flying company itself admitted to frailty and mistakes.

Dirty bomb's biggest hazard would be panic
WASHINGTON -- A "dirty bomb" is not to be confused with a nuclear explosion, but experts say such a device could release relatively small amounts of radiation over several city blocks and have its most devastating effect in the panic it probably would create.

Palmetto State on display at College World Series

Harris doesn't make trip to College World Series with Gamecocks
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina outfielder Justin Harris, who had played every game this year, did not make the trip to the College World Series after he was suspended from the team.

Palmetto State on display at College World Series
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina coach Ray Tanner knows what might happen if his Gamecocks meet Clemson at the College World Series this week.

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Artist's corner

Book is frighteningly believable
The latest Tom Clancy novel made into a movie, The Sum of All Fears, once again is about the adventures and misadventures of Jack Ryan, deputy director of the CIA.

Question of the week

'Sum of all Fears' movie is a bomb
OK, so a crazy dude steals a bomb and blows a chunk out of America. That makes for a lousy movie.

Brush of greatness
It looked right, it even smelled right, and when Rebecca Wiessehr came home from art class the first day after she'd tried oil paints, she knew it was something she'd have to continue.

Xtreme calendar
Phinizy Swamp will hold a dusk walk, a family hike through the swamp starting just before sunset, when many swamp wildlife become active. Admission is $3, registration required. Bring water and insect repellent. Call (706) 828-2109 for information.

Artist's corner
Leland Bryant, 14, is a rising eighth-grader at Sego Middle School.

Advice line

Question of the week
Q. What's your favorite lazy-day summer activity?

'Sum of all Fears' movie is a bomb

Your style
THE FACTS: Phillip Jenkins, 17, a rising senior at Terrell Academy.

My pad

On the charts
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Advice line
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I've been going out with my boyfriend for almost two years, and I'm suddenly starting to like other people. I don't want to break up with him, but I do like these people. I don't know what to do. - 16-year-old North Augusta girl

My pad
THE FACTS: Joanna Caruso, 14, a rising freshman at the Academy of Richmond County.

Palm introduces new operating system

Dirty bomb's biggest hazard would be panic

Solar eclipse seen around the world

SRS radioactive waste spills