Father charged after knife fight at son's baseball game

College World Series Capsules
A look at the eight teams competing in the College World Series, which starts Friday at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb. (coaches' records at current schools through super regionals):

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.

College World Series Capsules

Braves notebook

Braves notebook
MINNEAPOLIS - Atlanta Braves outfielder Darren Bragg remains puzzled by his sudden release by the New York Mets in early April.

Braves edge Twins
MINNEAPOLIS - Tom Glavine was watching the World Cup on TV the other day when Damian Moss mentioned he'd played rugby in his native Australia.

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.

Braves rout Twins

Braves notebook

Braves edge Twins

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.

Business briefs

Barnes picks first woman to serve on utilities panel
ATLANTA - For the first time, a woman will serve on the Georgia Public Service Commission, the five-member panel that oversees investor-owned gas, electric and telephone utilities.

Shopping for a living

Business briefs
ST. LOUIS -Monsanto Co. is lowering earnings expectations for the second quarter and all of 2002 because of economic uncertainties in Latin America and an unusually wet spring in parts of the United States.

Fed survey: economic recovery modest and uneven

Proposal requires council's approval
The Aiken City Council meeting to discuss the new business park is tentatively set for July 8.

Barnes picks first woman to serve on utilities panel

Marketers, advocates object to anti-spam bill

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.

Events carry on without air unit

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

Fed survey: economic recovery modest and uneven
WASHINGTON -- The nation's economic recovery progressed at a modest pace in late April and May, although improvements were spotty, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday in its latest snapshot of business activity around the country.

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.

Builders flock to Miss Makita

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.

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.

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.

Shopping for a living
Despite what you've seen on TV, not all women like to shop. In fact, some hate it so much they'd rather pay someone to do it for them.

No to DOE secrecy

Rates stun Aiken Co.

Al-Qaida's recruits

Primary winners

NBA Finals a ratings disappointment for NBC
NEW YORK -- The NBA is leaving NBC with a fizzle, not a bang. The network's coverage of the National Basketball Association finals were enough to give the network a prime-time ratings victory last week. But through the first three games, it's stacking up to be the lowest-rated NBA championship since 1981, Nielsen Media Research said Tuesday.

Capsules
Huge weather systems rack the surface of the sun and below, astronomers have discovered.

Avoiding doctor visit may cost more later
Drug tests. Cholesterol tests. Cancer tests. Alzheimer's tests. HIV tests. Fertility tests.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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

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.

Stories will be inspired by experts and parents
Family Chronicles, a new publication of The Augusta Chronicle, debuts Friday, and will be inserted in the newspaper the second Friday of each month.

In the know
Fans of Old Bay Seasoning will get a $10,000 chance to prove their love this summer.

Boggs leads Georgia Tech back to World Series in new position
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech's Matthew Boggs doesn't look much like a third baseman, and he certainly doesn't look much like the player he replaced. At 5-foot-10, 165 pounds, Boggs appears more suited for second base, where he played for most of his college career.

Boggs leads Georgia Tech back to World Series in new position

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.

GreenJackets scouting report
Capital City Bombers (Mets) at Augusta GreenJackets (Red Sox)

My father never got to take off for Father's Day

Ceremony begins week

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.

In Tiger era, David Duvals become average

Field faces rough start

Whining doesn't get the ball in the hole

The U.S. Open goes public

Fans enjoy themselves - and let players know about it
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Colin Montgomerie had just brushed past the autograph seeker, who apparently didn't notice the "Be Nice to Monty" buttons being worn by the Scotsman's playing partners.

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.

Ceremony begins week
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - In an emotional ceremony Wednesday, the United States Golf Association donated an ambulance to the New York City Fire Department, and received, from a member of the NYFD, a golf ball that was found in the rubble of the collapsed World Trade Center towers.

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

The par-70 jinx?

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

Fans enjoy themselves - and let players know about it

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

The par-70 jinx?
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - The rumor floating around Bethpage State Park is that the Achilles heal of Tiger Woods has finally been exposed.

Augusta rallies to beat Kannapolis

Red Wings one victory away from being a team for the ages

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 one victory away from being a team for the ages
DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings were built for this moment, this day, this game.

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.

Judge: S.C. plutonium shipments can begin
AIKEN - In dismissing a lawsuit by Gov. Jim Hodges, a federal judge in Aiken removed a legal roadblock this afternoon for surplus plutonium to begin coming to South Carolina.

S.C. plutonium lawsuit begins
AIKEN - Arguments began this morning in Gov. Jim Hodges' federal lawsuit to halt plutonium shipments from the Rocky Flats storage facility in Colorado to the Savannah River Site.

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

Shame on Gracewood opponents

Criticizes 'Chronicle' for confusing 'Lost sheep' headline

Local leaders walk in soldiers' boots

TV industry hurts viewers with profit-mongering

Why Republicans lose elections

Member of 'Chronicle' Xtreme board defends her staff

It is blacks who are failing themselves

Stop eating meat and feed the world

Catholic cartoon, editorial misled

Fun for all has been foiled by few

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

NBA Finals a ratings disappointment for NBC

Health calendar

Brides-to-be belt out school fight songs

Small portions

Capsules

In the know

Avoiding doctor visit may cost more later

Once potato, twice potato

Merger rumors abound

Merger rumors abound
The Augusta Lynx versus the Anchorage Aces?

Across the area

Adjutant general wins 3rd term; others face runoffs

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.

School councils gain acceptance
Positive. That's how several Richmond County school principals describe their experiences with their newly created school councils.

Veteran leads push to retrieve submarine

Police suspect link in robberies
Columbia County Sheriff's Office investigators have released the picture of a man they say is wanted in connection with five Georgia bank robberies - including two in Columbia County.

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.

Boy's death is a homicide
BEAUFORT, S.C. - An autopsy has confirmed that a coastal South Carolina eighth-grader's death was a homicide, officials say.

A joyful noise

Adjutant general wins 3rd term; others face runoffs

Police suspect link in robberies

Eviction litters Augusta street

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.

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

S.C. plutonium lawsuit begins

MCG outreach program

Church discusses abuse case

Health board passes budget for 2003

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.

Runoffs expected for most primaries

Barrett and Klauber to vie for GOP nod in runoff

Group will design regional bike plan
Augusta bicycle salesman Andy Jordan likes North Augusta's Greeneway so much, he will soon move across the river to enjoy it more.

Boy's death is a homicide

Columbia County begins first phase of construction
By Christmas, Marco White hopes he'll have a little less to worry about.

Subscriber of the day

Making a splash
Preston Ruffing, 8, of Greenville, S.C., invents his own diving style while he has the children waiting to dive watch him from the dock. Preston and the other swimmers were enjoying swim time Wednesday at this week's 4-H camp at Camp Long near Aiken.

Across the southeast

Alabama town debates destruction of rockets
ANNISTON, Ala. - After storing 43,000 rockets filled with deadly nerve gas near Anniston for 40 years, the Army is ready to dispose of its cache, but some people want to stop it.

Making a splash

Veteran leads push to retrieve submarine
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Max Bassett can remember only "bits and pieces" of the best weekend he spent on the USS Razorback.

System makes leader official

News you can use
JUNE 13, 1983 The body of a 16-year-old Harlem girl was discovered Saturday night in a wooded area in south Columbia County.

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.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Donna W. Griffin 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.

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

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.

Across the area
Police charged an Augusta man Wednesday with stealing mail from his neighbors and stuffing it down his pants.

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.

Across the southeast
MACON, Ga. - Though he has been police chief of Macon for a year, Rodney Monroe was not eligible to make an arrest, carry a gun or even wear a police uniform.

Businessman wins District 86 nod

Watkins eviction cleanup halted
Two days after hundreds of belongings were turned out of a Watkins Street home and into its front yard as part of an eviction proceeding, a Richmond County prison crew arrived to start cleaning it up.

Peeler, Sanford enter runoff for GOP spot

System makes leader official
ATLANTA - More than five months after stepping into office, Tom Meredith was officially inaugurated Wednesday as head of Georgia's public colleges.

Augustan proposed for ambassadorship

Army considers soldier's future
The Army has not decided the military future of a Fort Stewart soldier who planted an explosive near a Florida power plant.

Athletic director dies after ride

Officials cite campaign flaws
SAVANNAH - His campaign coordinator is already packing up the office, and his treasurer is considering becoming a candidate himself.

Around town

Church discusses abuse case
AIKEN - Parishioners of an Aiken church met Wednesday night to question their leaders about the suspension of their former pastor who is accused of sexually abusing a child.

Convicted flasher will be released

Athletic director dies after ride
The athletic director at Ridge Spring-Monetta High School died Wednesday morning after a riding accident.

Methodists celebrate unity

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.

Columbia County begins first phase of construction

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.

Officials cite campaign flaws

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.

FBI visits dive centers
Doug Shannon said he was a bit taken aback Wednesday when an FBI agent visited his Emerald Sea Dive Center in Martinez and asked him a few questions.

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

Worship through song
Hundreds of people attending the United Methodist North Georgia Annual Conference sing Lift Every Voice and Sing as the words are projected overhead. Wednesday marked the midpoint of the conference, being held through Friday at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

News you can use

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

South Carolina Primary Results

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Methodists celebrate unity
An actor, portraying John Wesley in flowing black robes, spoke an indictment against racism - slavery's legacy - before delegates of the United Methodist North Georgia Conference's annual gathering Wednesday.

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.

Worship through song

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.

Mayor's move alters race for Congress

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

Businessman wins District 86 nod

Subscriber of the day

Across Georgia

Records clerk in photo clips nails

Owner of store disputes charges

Across the area

Convicted flasher will be released
With $25 and a bus ticket in his pocket, a former Augusta resident repeatedly convicted of flashing children will leave a Georgia prison today.

Corrections

Watkins eviction cleanup halted

Alert prompts FBI visits to area dive shops

More funding sought for new voting system

Authorities offer photo of stolen Cessna 172
Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigators have released a photograph of a plane that was reported stolen from Daniel Field last weekend.

Around town

FBI visits dive centers

Group will design regional bike plan

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.

Augustan Parel primed for unparalleled experience
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Scott Parel is no different than the hundreds of dreamers before him who dared to sign up for the toughest examination in golf.

My father never got to take off for Father's Day
Father's Day has arrived before I realized it. After your father dies, it's just not that important a day anymore.

'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.

NASCAR truck drivers endure grueling schedule
BROOKLYN, Mich. - The sunglasses, mustache and cowboy hat makes it difficult for most people to tell a difference between Michael Butcher and his boss, Richard Petty.

'Soft Walls' ready for stock car trial at Indy

Spotlight on Tony Eury Sr.

Racing facts
Here are facts about the Sirius Satellite Radio 400 race.

NASCAR notebook
BROOKLYN, Mich. - The soft walls at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway received a passing grade from the Indy Racing League and the scientists in charge of deflecting the energy of a crash away from the drivers.

NASCAR truck drivers endure grueling schedule

Racing facts

Spotlight on Tony Eury Sr.
Here is a profile of NASCAR crew chief Tony Eury Sr.

Lakers win third straight title

Shaq wins third straight NBA Finals MVP award
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Shaq got his three-peat, too.

Lakers win third straight title
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Proficiently and professionally, the Los Angeles Lakers finished strong, closed out the New Jersey Nets and won their third-straight NBA title with a franchise first - a 4-0 sweep in the finals.

Shaq wins third straight NBA Finals MVP award

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.

Mrs. Kimberly Neibel    (TAYLORS, S.C.)
Mr. John Brown, Jr.    (EDGEFIELD, S. C.)
Mrs. Virginia Harper    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Virginia Harper    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Jane Gyles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Miss Earlene Harrison    (MCDONOUGH, Ga.)
Mrs. Ellen Leonard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Carl Honaker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Lonnie Evans Sr.    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Iris Jenkins    (SARDIS, Ga.)
Mr. Matthew Emanuel    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Gladys Lamback    (BATH, S.C.)
Mrs. Johnnie Newman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Sylvia Link    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Mabel Merriweather    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mr. Buford McGee Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Herbert Hathorn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. William McKinnon    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mr. Jessie Garnett    (LINCONTON, Ga.)
Mr. William Gowen Sr.    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
TSGT Benjamin Dukes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Self Jr.    (GEORGE, S.C.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Johnnie Newman
Johnnie Newman had one goal in life: Teaching others, whether it be about her Christian lifestyle or her passion for photography.

Mr. Arthur Scott Jr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Johnny Sims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Bond    (WAYCROSS, Ga.)
Mr. Gene Peek    (MCBEAN, Ga.)
Mr. David Postell    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Louise Merkerison    (BATH , S.C.)
Mr. Charlie Philpot    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Wilbert Moody Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Glenna Palmer    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Kimberly Neibel    (TAYLORS, S.C.)
Mr. Johnny Sims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lenora Oliphant    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)
Mr. Rick Montgomery    (Bath, S.C.)
Mrs. Glenna Palmer    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Sylvia Link    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. David Postell    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Johnson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Arthur Scott Jr.    (WINFIELD, Ga.)
Miss Earlene Harrison    (McDONOUGH, Ga.)
Mrs. Eunice Sellars    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. William Gowen Sr.    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mr. Johnny Benning    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jessie Freeman Jr.    (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)
Mr. Samuel Cantey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Dye    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Eva Wiggins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jeff Brunson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Christopher Tucker    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Rick Montgomery
Rick Montgomery's guitar was almost an extension of his body.

Mrs. Peggy Stafford    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Dozier    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Ms. Eliza Singleton    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
Mrs. Flora Stephens    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Charles Sherrod    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. Jeff Brunson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. James Whitlock    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. James Whitlock    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Lottie Walker    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Thompson    (SARDIS, Ga.)
Mrs. Dora Wagner    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Elliott Smith    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Walter Terrell    (WASHINGTON, D.C.)
Mrs. Miriam Taylor    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. Fred Blackstone Jr    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Eliza Singleton (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Sylvia Link (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Herbert Hathorn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. William Gowen Sr. (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Johnny Sims (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Dye (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. David Postell (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Christopher Tucker (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Elliott Smith (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Johnnie Newman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Glenna Palmer (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Bond (WAYCROSS, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Merkerison (BATH , S.C.)

Mr. Jessie Garnett (LINCONTON, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Johnnie Newman

Mr. David Postell (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Dozier (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles Sherrod (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Matthew Emanuel (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Wiggins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Miriam Taylor (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice Sellars (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Earlene Harrison (MCDONOUGH, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Philpot (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Featured obituary: Mr. Rick Montgomery

Mrs. Iris Jenkins (SARDIS, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Lottie Walker (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ellen Leonard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

TSGT Benjamin Dukes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Mary Johnson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Thompson (SARDIS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Carl Honaker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Blackstone Jr (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lenora Oliphant (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mrs. Peggy Stafford (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Cantey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Buford McGee Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Glenna Palmer (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sylvia Link (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Peek (MCBEAN, Ga.)

Mr. William McKinnon (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Miss Earlene Harrison (McDONOUGH, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Gyles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Johnny Benning (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Sims (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mabel Merriweather (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Criticizes 'Chronicle' for confusing 'Lost sheep' headline
I'm hesitant when it comes to writing a letter or giving permission for my letter to appear in The Chronicle. Not that I mind the exposure, but the Forrest Gump philosophy of "You never know what you will get" seems to prevail when it comes to picking the headlines. Hanson Carter, Augusta

Local leaders walk in soldiers' boots
It has been said that you must walk in another's boots to know what is happening in that person's life. On June 5 and 6, 20 local community leaders participated in the Augusta Army Boots Program at Fort Gordon. We spent the entire day and night dressed in full battle gear, living the life of a soldier in the field with the U.S. Army's 93rd Signal Brigade. Frank G. Spears, Evans, Ga.

Primary winners
South Carolina's GOP establishment is in shock today following former Charleston Congressman Mark Sanford's surprise first-place finish in the gubernatorial primary - edging supposed frontrunner, Lt. Gov. Robert Peeler, 39 to 38 percent.

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

Catholic cartoon, editorial misled
On June 6, editorial cartoonist Rick McKee depicted the Catholic Church as a decrepit-looking bishop putting his arm around a leering young man in clerical garb, and saying, "OK, so you molested one child in the past. I think we can forget about that," and a small child in the background saying, "I can't." William G. Collins Jr., Aiken, S.C.

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.

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.

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.

No to DOE secrecy
The Bush administration's penchant for secrecy is now permeating the hearing scheduled today in U.S. District Court in Aiken on Gov. Jim Hodges' motion to block the transportation of weapons-grade plutonium from Colorado to South Carolina.

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

It is blacks who are failing themselves
Katie Mercer refers in her letter of June 7 to black students' low SAT scores. Has she not heard that, among black students in school, they castigate their fellow black students who are trying to make good grades, telling them that good grades is a white thing? They don't want to make good grades. Charlie Connell, 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.

Fun for all has been foiled by few
Since its inception in 1950, Augustans have never doubted for a minute who calls the shots when it comes to the goings-on at Lake Thurmond. Andy Chandler, 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.

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

Why Republicans lose elections
I am a soldier from Augusta serving in Kuwait with my Army Reserve unit. I keep up with politics back home via e-mail and the Internet. After reading Milton Gresham's letter posted on your Web site June 7, I felt compelled to reply. Brad Owens, Augusta

Soccer twist: America the favorite

Arena: Do it ourselves

Sampras wins in Germany

Overtime

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

Jones making an impact

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

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.

Japanese try to master 'soccer English'
TOKYO -- Yukie Mizukami has mastered English. That was the easy part for the 27-year-old Japanese who spent a year in Britain.

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.

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
Persimmon Hill Golf Course in Aiken is playing host to a Region's Cup Tournament this weekend.

Soccer twist: America the favorite
SEOUL, South Korea -- American soccer has come a long way: The United States is the favorite going into Friday's game against Poland. The players say they won't deserve to advance to the second round of the World Cup if they can't get at least a tie.

Augustan Parel primed for unparalleled experience

Howell distances himself from game before Open

Jones making an impact
Adrian Jones wanted to come to a winner. So he joined the Augusta Stallions last week.

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.

Tainted dirt needs to go, state says
About 60 truckloads of contaminated fill dirt hauled to an Augusta baseball park must be removed, according to Georgia's Environmental Protection Division.

Seniors use Internet market to sell crafts
Wanted: Senior artisans and crafters who need an innovative way to supplement their income and hawk their wares.

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.

Harris applied for pretrial intervention, heads to Omaha

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.

Harris applied for pretrial intervention, heads to Omaha
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina center fielder and second baseman Justin Harris planned to join his team at the College World Series on Wednesday, but his status was in doubt following his arrest for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

Tainted dirt needs to go, state says

Seniors use Internet market to sell crafts

SRS radioactive waste spills

Solar eclipse seen around the world