Sosa homer ties him with Musial and Stargell
CHICAGO -- Sammy Sosa hit career home run No. 475 on Friday, tying him with Stan Musial and Willie Stargell for 19th place on the all-time list.

Sosa homer ties him with Musial and Stargell

Do you know these famous folks' fathers?

Braves silence Red Sox
ATLANTA - The Boston Red Sox came to Turner Field adorned with the major league's best record.

Braves silence Red Sox

Atlanta in need of a first baseman
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves need a first baseman like the Democrats need a presidential candidate.

Maddux outpitches ex-Brave in victory
ATLANTA - Chances are better than ever that Greg Maddux will follow John Burkett out of town, though not necessarily to Boston, where Burkett is trying to convince the Red Sox to dye the Green Monster blonde.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - With outfielder George Lombard's minor-league rehab assignment ending today, a roster decision looms for the Atlanta Braves.

Maddux outpitches ex-Brave in victory

Business calendar
Monday-Aug. 8: MCSA - Microsoft's newest certification; Monday through Thursday, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; call Don at ComputerLand Advanced Technology Group, 823-1449.

Medical facilities, climate attract military retirees
Ray Lawless shipped out of Fort Gordon in 1968, bound for Saigon as senior adviser for signal logistics to the South Vietnamese military. His brief stay in Augusta would create deep ties to the area, as his son met and married a local woman.

Preparing for the worst
ATLANTA - Ask risk-management experts to list the worst disasters a business could face and the answers range from meteors to Enron-type scandals, but the only area of agreement is the need to prepare.

Federal Reserve reports moderate U.S. industry growth

Flood damage reinforces need for renters insurance
While the thought of property insurance had vaguely crossed her mind, Waralene Hopkins was so busy with work, her children and night school, she never thought of getting a policy until May 30.

Business briefs
CONCORD, N.H. - A source with knowledge of Tyco International Ltd.'s internal investigation of former CEO Dennis Kozlowski said the company is examining the 1996 sale of a home by interim Chief Executive John Fort to Mr. Kozlowski.

Little League helps put scoundrels in perspective

Buying and holding is tough task for investors

Business briefs

On the move
William R. Weiss has joined the firm of Dunaway, Fletcher and Moore Inc., an engineering and consulting firm in North Augusta. He was previously a subcontractor for Savannah River Site. He earned a master's degree in marine science from the University of South Florida. An Aiken resident since 1987, Mr. Weiss has 27 years of experience in environmental remediation/restoration management.

New transfer terminal could attract industry
A railroad transfer terminal under development in downtown Augusta could help make the city more attractive to new industry, an economic development official says.

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: International Flavors & Fragrances

Medical facilities, climate attract military retirees

Buying and holding is tough task for investors
NEW YORK -- Wall Street's prolonged slump likely has some fund investors questioning the wisdom of the long touted buy-and-hold practice. But financial advisers who work with individual investors say their clients are mostly hanging in there, even as Wall Street braces for the possibility of a third year of declines.

Pocket change

Little League helps put scoundrels in perspective
Right now, it's easy for the general public to think corporate America is rife with scoundrels.

Camden perfect for Navy retirees

Invasion of the napkin snatchers
Although she never really thought about it, Jackie Harris she said she has probably taken home a little more than lunch while eating out.

Business calendar

Camden perfect for Navy retirees
ST. MARYS, Ga. - Camden County made a lasting impression on Mike Flenniken when he served at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base on and off for about six months during the 1980s.

On the move

Federal Reserve reports moderate U.S. industry growth
WASHINGTON -- The nation's industrial sector - after being knocked down by last year's recession - is back on its feet, but isn't bursting with vitality.

Preparing for the worst

Retail center changes hands
A North Carolina company purchased the Evans Crossing shopping center Thursday, after its previous owners decided to pull out of the market.

New transfer terminal could attract industry

Retail center changes hands

Tigers' Greene off to good start
OMAHA, Neb. -- Clemson's All-American shortstop Khalil Greene was so focused on the opening game of the College World Series that he didn't know he also was approaching a college baseball milestone.

Clemson outlasts Nebraska
OMAHA, Neb. - Jeff Baker's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Clemson an 11-10 victory over Nebraska on Friday night in the opening round of the College World Series.

College sports notebook

College sports notebook
After he suffered a high ankle sprain during spring drills, Terrence Edwards assumed his injury would be healed by summer.

Let doctors sleep

Pardon the scandal

Character revealed

On to Fourth Circuit

Peaches ripe for pickin'
The peach. Its soft, pale-yellow exterior, blushed by the sun's kiss, has been the focus of many an artist's composition. Its fragrance, while gently intoxicating, doesn't linger or cling. Rather, it can be enjoyed only for as long as one inhales the fruit. And its flavor; sweet and tangy - the perfect balance.

Arts calendar
JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION: 1:30-7:30 p.m. today, Riverwalk Augusta; with gospel music, poetry reading, African dance, story telling, vendors, games; 396-6000.

Newlyweds vowed to create a home
When Rodger Otero asked Angela Garrett to marry him, they knew that life together would mean compromises. One compromise that they didn't have to worry about, though, was how to decorate their new home - mostly because they weren't exactly sure they'd have one.

Dad debacles
Dads are great for so many things - including a good laugh.

Mind conversation etiquette during formal dining
Dear Carson: I was at a seated dinner party recently and the man seated to my right was engaged in conversation with the woman to his right during the entire meal. This inconsiderate woman had a deaf man seated to her right and did not attempt conversing with him.

Home front
Various surveys have found that more than 20 percent of gifts for Dad are related to home improvement, many of them tools.

Cruise North...to Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska - Minutes after leaving the dock in Auke Bay, the Cape Aialik's engines slowed. The captain maneuvered the 70-foot catamaran closer to the rock-strewn shore.

Georgia Tech blanks South Carolina
OMAHA, Neb. -- Omaha native Kyle Bakker struck out nine in the first College World Series shutout in seven years as Georgia Tech beat South Carolina 11-0 Friday.

Around the horn
Who's Hot: First baseman Matt Cooper is batting .342 in June, and has two home runs and five RBI in his last five games. Cooper, who was on the disabled list for most of May with a hand injury, is now batting .268 on the season with six home runs and 17 RBI.

GreenJackets game report
BOMBERS 9, GREENJACKETS 8 Turning point: After breaking a 4-4 tie in the top of the sixth, the Bombers rattled off eight runs in three innings to break open the game and earn their third straight win over the Jackets, who mustered a rally in the eighth and ninth before falling.

GreenJackets notebook
The lone Augusta GreenJackets representative at Tuesday's South Atlantic League All-Star Game in Lenexa, N.J., will be 20-year-old starting pitcher Phil Dumatrait.

Bombers drop GreenJackets
Manny Delcarmen had every reason to believe the bad part of his season was behind him heading into Friday's game against Capital City.

Capital City rallies to win marathon
The frustration was evident in Augusta's locker room after Friday night's contest.

Tiger keeps field in sight

U.S. Open notebook

U.S. Open notebook
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - With almost no wind and greens that finally softened and slowed, the Bethpage State Park Black Course lost most of its teeth in the third round. The field averaged 72.073 Saturday, compared to 76.478 in the soggy second round.

Faldo's 66 reminds him of 'heyday'

Sorenstam calls shots at Evian Masters, leads by four
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France -- Sweden's Annika Sorenstam shot a 7-under-par 65 Friday to take a four-shot lead after three rounds of the Evian Masters.

Weiss, Fields in tie

Weiss, Fields in tie
SALUDA, S.C. - Doug Weiss celebrated the anniversary of the revival of his golf game Saturday by claiming a share of the first-round lead in the Persimmon Hill/North Augusta Exchange Club Classic.

Sigel shoots 8-under 64 for two-stroke lead

Faldo's 66 reminds him of 'heyday'
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Nick Faldo knew exactly how far back to search his memory for another round like the one he played Saturday in the third round of the U.S. Open.

Goosen among the big names gobbled up by Bethpage

Goosen among the big names gobbled up by Bethpage
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Retief Goosen already turned in the U.S. Open trophy that belonged to him for the past year.

Woods widens gap at U.S. Open

Rain dampens some spirits
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Nick Price and Steve Jones may be in their 40s, but they can still hit their drivers in excess of 270 yards.

Sorenstam calls shots at Evian Masters, leads by four

Sigel shoots 8-under 64 for two-stroke lead
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jay Sigel shot an 8-under-par 64 Friday, his best round this year, and held a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the BellSouth Senior Classic.

Rain dampens some spirits

Woods widens gap at U.S. Open
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Not that this comes as a surprise to anyone, but Tiger Woods leads the 2002 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black by three strokes over Ireland's Padraig Harrington through 36 holes.

Tiger keeps field in sight
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Lost in the New York tabloids behind the Mets-Yankees series, the Dapper Don's demise and Martha Stewart's living hell, the U.S. Open needed some juice.

Capital City rallies to win marathon

Around the horn

Bombers drop GreenJackets

GreenJackets game report

GreenJackets notebook

Red Wings a team for the times
DETROIT -- Amid the red-and-white confetti, as players piled merrily upon Dominik Hasek, and as Scotty Bowman couldn't keep a secret any longer, the champion Detroit Red Wings finally revealed why they might be one of hockey's greatest teams ever.

Red Wings a team for the times

Ratings up for ABC

Ratings up for ABC
NEW YORK - ABC's ratings for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals was up 31 percent over the comparable game last season.

So close, yet so far for Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes will play the "what if" game for weeks after a closer-than-anticipated Stanley Cup series against powerhouse Detroit.

So close, yet so far for Hurricanes

Do you know these famous folks' fathers?
Let's have a Father's Day quiz. See if you can guess the fathers of these famous people.

Pride restored in community

Editor should be from the South

Why does Chronicle knock Regency?

Americans thirst for blood and gore

'Conservative' label doesn't always describe candidate

Rankled by AP story on gay, old man

Statements about ASU inaccurate

Gripes about ASU not totally valid

Child endangerment should be felony

Arts calendar

Peaches ripe for pickin'

Mind conversation etiquette during formal dining

Newlyweds vowed to create a home

Home front

Dad debacles

Cruise North...to Alaska

Opponents say fairness is in question

Road's backers gave to Barnes

State ready to stop plutonium at border
NEW ELLENTON - A day after a judge said roadblocks would be illegal, Gov. Jim Hodges ordered state public safety officers to block any trucks capable of carrying plutonium into the Savannah River Site.

Opponents say fairness is in question
Concerns about whether the death penalty is being fairly administered are growing and have taken root in several states.

Lake suspects granted bonds
A judge granted $100,000 bonds Friday to two men accused of murder in the April drowning death at Lake Olmstead.

Decision: death
Bansi Patel is part of an exclusive club he would rather not have membership in.

News you can use
BACK IN TIME JUNE 15, 1982 Donald D. Thornhill, the superintendent of Columbia County Schools, will announce today his intentions to leave the county school system for a state job, school officials say.

District 12 embraces three diverse cities
Chuck Clinton stuck his head from the hold of his shrimping boat, Dragonard, and for the first time in a long time, thought about Athens.

Road's backers gave to Barnes
ATLANTA - Some of the most successful builders and developers in Atlanta, and landowners along the proposed route of the Northern Arc, contributed $235,000 to Gov. Roy Barnes' political campaigns, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Across the Southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. -U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Dole will hit the television airwaves Monday, placing ads in all major media markets of the state.

Cheney stumps for Graham

Standing ovations
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Across South Carolina
CHESTER - More than two years after it was stolen and taken to Honduras, the Chester YMCA's bus is back home.

Cleland shows certainty at veterans convention
A self-assured smile eased across the face of U.S. Sen. Max Cleland when he was asked about his chances of winning a return trip to Washington this fall.

Across the Southeast

Martinez man was shot in argument, police say
Columbia County authorities are investigating the death of a Martinez man who was shot at a home on Melrose Drive late Friday night.

Drive-by shooting injures 2
Two men at different locations in an Augusta neighborhood were injured in drive-by shootings Friday, according to a Richmond County sheriff's sergeant.

News you can use
BACK IN TIME June 16, 1979 SWEETWATER, S.C. - Independent truckers staged a peaceful blockade of the huge Sweetwater gasoline storage complex Friday in an effort to generate support for the nationwide truckers strike protesting high fuel prices and restrictive regulations on the trucking industry.

Jury selection stirs another debate
The 12 jurors selected to decide the fate of someone in a death penalty case will always have one thing in common: All will have said they can impose that ultimate punishment.

Across the area
Columbia County officials are investigating the death of a Grovetown man who was run over by a train early Saturday morning.

Standing ovations

Across South Carolina
RED BANK -A Gilbert woman has been charged with hit-and-run and five counts of felony DUI after police say she left the scene of a fatal wreck to get her hair done.

Peeler, Sanford meet for debate

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Two political candidates admitted violating state ethics laws, agreeing to pay $250 fines and return illegal campaign contributions.

Peeler, Sanford meet for debate
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Four days after a surprising primary result ended with Mark Sanford slightly ahead of Lt. Gov. Bob Peeler in the Republican gubernatorial race, the pair met in their first face-to-face debate.

Character initiative spreads
Several years ago, Aiken Mayor Fred Cavanaugh threw a coin into a body of water.

Taking a stroll
Judith Haskell, 86, of North Augusta, walks with the help of an empty stroller at North Augusta's Greeneway.

Pageant becomes woman's ambition
LANGLEY - Chuck Jones is fond of talking about his children - although when daughter Sydney is in the house, he sometimes gets interrupted.

New plan helps poor get medical treatment
Ellen Lewis sat on the exam table, flanked by a couple of brown-orange pill bottles. Another couple of bottles sat on a nearby table. It's hard even for her doctor, Angela Overstreet, to keep them straight.

Mark Gamba
Somewhere deep in a part of Mark Gamba's soul is the belief that the decision he and 11 other jurors made Jan. 23, 1994, will never be carried out.

Jury selection stirs another debate

4 indicted over embezzlement
COLUMBIA - Two former principals and two ex-bookkeepers at four Fairfield County schools have been indicted on embezzlement charges.

Couple say they robbed 3 banks

Juror No. 4
As he pondered the question, his brow furrowed and a puzzled look flashed briefly across the visage of the man fellow jurors had nicknamed Stone Face.

Across Georgia

Festival time? Just peachy!
TRENTON, S.C. - Under the greenery of oak trees and a flawless blue sky, peaches were the theme, but the juicy fruit was not all that was celebrated.

Downs pleads guilty
NORTH AUGUSTA - The Augusta man who police say kidnapped and strangled a 6-year-old North Augusta boy in 1999 has admitted his guilt to a judge just days before a scheduled trial.

Subscriber of the day
Grovetown's Carl Tommy Miller is today's subscriber of the day.

In the know
NAME: Bettieanne Childers Hart DOING THEN: Former state legislator and Augusta Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge.

Martinez man was shot in argument, police say

Taking a stroll

Character initiative spreads

Twila Brown
The epiphany for Twila Brown came about a year after she helped send Mark Howard McClain to Georgia's death row.

Across Georgia

Lake suspects granted bonds
A judge granted $100,000 bonds Friday to two men accused of murder in the April drowning death at Lake Olmstead.

Bansi Patel
Bansi Patel said all he wanted to see was a trace of remorse, just one sign that Mark Howard McClain regretted killing Domino's Pizza manager Kevin Brown during an armed robbery Nov. 20, 1994, at the Azalea Plaza store.

Across the area

Pageant becomes woman's ambition

Downs pleads guilty

Break is not just for pupils

Cheney stumps for Graham
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Bush administration has a lot of work ahead in the war on terrorism and U.S. Rep. Lindsey Graham will serve as a strong ally in the Senate, Vice President Dick Cheney said Friday.

Cleland shows certainty at veterans convention

Gunmen rob Aiken supermarket
AIKEN - An Aiken Department of Public Safety officer said Friday the audacity of three masked gunmen who robbed a supermarket early Thursday morning has them worried the men could strike again.

Across the area

Methodist meeting
Delegates to the annual convention of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist church look over conference budget figures before voting.

Gunmen rob Aiken supermarket

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The driver of a tour bus carrying a North Carolina church youth group was struck by an oncoming car and critically injured Friday as he was inspecting a problem with the bus, police said.

Family moves up the Army ranks

Across the area
A Millen, Ga., man was killed Friday when he lost control of his truck on North Herndon Road.

Lake suspects granted bonds

Juror No. 4

Festival time? Just peachy!

Subscriber of the day

Mark Gamba

News you can use

Across South Carolina

Methodist meeting

Subscriber of the day

Plan draws protesters
The Augusta Commission meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Courtroom I on the second floor of the municipal building, 530 Greene St., and will consider the zoning request to establish an adult book store.

District 12 embraces three diverse cities

News you can use

Twila Brown

Savannah sells sewage for power

Subscriber of the day
Carl Tommy Miller is today's subscriber of the day.

Police find couple dead in home
The bodies of an Augusta man and his wife who police say died Thursday in a murder-suicide have been sent to the state crime lab for autopsy.

Change is coming for Legislature
ATLANTA - Every winter, the Georgia House and Senate public information offices churn out copies of the General Assembly's "face book" for the year, with photos, phone numbers and a little background on each legislator.

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

A letter from Willie Hicks
Bitterness and revenge are not going to get you closer to God. It just makes you more like the people you hate. (2 1/2 ) years awaiting trial allowed me to open my heart and let God be at my center to replace the selfishness that had been there.

Couple say they robbed 3 banks
A North Carolina couple in an Alabama jail have confessed to robbing three banks in Georgia - including one in Appling, police said Friday.

Break is not just for pupils
Summertime, and the living is easy.

Man gets 100-year sentence
An Augusta man shot while taking part in a home invasion and gun battle received a 100-year prison sentence Friday.

Savannah sells sewage for power
SAVANNAH - Flush your toilet and help keep the bathroom nightlight shining.

State ready to stop plutonium at border

Fire in Savannah destroys building erected in 1854
CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. - Rose Newman cried next to her husband, Paul, Thursday as they watched firefighters battle a blaze in their Factors' Walk shop in downtown Savannah's historic district.

Police find couple dead in home

Family moves up the Army ranks
FORT STEWART, Ga. - Col. Vincent Brooks is now part of an Army family that shares a piece of history.

Fire in Savannah destroys building erected in 1854

New York fans don't make it easy for Garcia
New York fans don't make it easy for Garcia

Locals feeling bite of Bethpage
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Facing the toughest tournament conditions any of them have ever faced, the Augusta-area threesome at the U.S. Open struggled to find the positives Friday at Bethpage Black.

Jarrett's on a hot streak
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Not even Mother Nature could beat Dale Jarrett during Friday's pole qualifying for the Sirius Satellite Radio 400.

NASCAR notebook

Childress ready to unload Harvick
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Kevin Harvick's joyride in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, much like a streaking comet, may be dangerously close to burning out.

NASCAR notebook
BROOKLYN, Mich. - A Dale Earnhardt Inc. official laughed Saturday at the continuing speculation that Steve Park and Michael Waltrip may not be retained for 2003 and that the company itself is for sale for $300 million.

It's just another day for hard-driving dads
BROOKLYN, Mich. - There are two traditional holidays on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, dates the sanctioning body revere as sacred weekends to be away from the fast lane. One is Easter. The other is Mother's Day.

Childress ready to unload Harvick

Jarrett's on a hot streak

It's just another day for hard-driving dads

Lakers pledge to win a fourth
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers celebrated their third consecutive NBA title Friday with a triumphant parade and promises to thousands of fans that the team will top its "threepeat" with a fourth championship next year.

Lakers pledge to win a fourth

Falcons sign DT Tanuvasa, draft picks

Mrs. Debra Belger    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mrs. Brenda Griffiths    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Tony Rautenberg    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Carolyn Dixon    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. James Wilkinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Miss Gaynell Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Leola Liggins    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Celeste Wheeler
Celeste Wheeler was all about love. She died Thursday, but her family will forever cherish memories of their loved one.

Mr. Julian Brown    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mrs. Debra Belger    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mrs. Celeste Wheeler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Wyman Bates    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mr. Julian Brown    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mrs. Bessie Allen    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Robert Thompson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Celeste Wheeler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Charlie Philpot    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Vogle    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Ursula Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Francis Vinson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jack Dillard    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Billie Toole    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Fowler    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. James Stewart III    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mr. Jessie Freeman Jr.    (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)
Mrs. Ursula Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Christopher Tucker
There was just something about Christopher Tucker, those who knew him said.

Mr. Earnest Smith Jr.    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mr. Ben Sexton Sr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Ms. Eliza Singleton    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
Mr. Michael Becton    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. Nathaniel Scott    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Ernest Holloway    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Marlene Schmitz    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Alton Peyton    (BELLINGHAM, Wash.)
Mr. Charles Roberson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Melvin Prescott    (STATESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Harry Newman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Smith    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Abraham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lula Rearden    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. Willis Bryant Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lizzie Edwards    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. MaryMargaret Diver    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Marlene Schmitz    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ursula Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Julian Brown (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. James Wilkinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Holloway (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Brenda Griffiths (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John Fowler (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Debra Belger (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Tony Rautenberg (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alton Peyton (BELLINGHAM, Wash.)

Ms. Eliza Singleton (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Philpot (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Allen (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Stewart III (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Harry Newman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Celeste Wheeler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Roberson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Carolyn Dixon (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Debra Belger (JACKSON, S.C.)

Miss Gaynell Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Leola Liggins (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Ben Sexton Sr. (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Vogle (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Willis Bryant Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Becton (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Julian Brown (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Jack Dillard (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Francis Vinson Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Billie Toole (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marlene Schmitz (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. MaryMargaret Diver (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Celeste Wheeler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Smith (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Celeste Wheeler

Mrs. Lizzie Edwards (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marlene Schmitz (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Thompson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Nathaniel Scott (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Melvin Prescott (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Abraham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ursula Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earnest Smith Jr. (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Bobby Jones' speed limit ignored
I have traveled the Bobby Jones Expressway almost every morning for the past year. The posted speed limit is 55 mph. I make sure that I follow the speed limit, but every morning I am passed in the right lane as if I was standing still.P. Bonds, Augusta

Bobby Jones' speed limit ignored
I have traveled the Bobby Jones Expressway almost every morning for the past year. The posted speed limit is 55 mph. I make sure that I follow the speed limit, but every morning I am passed in the right lane as if I was standing still. P. Bonds, Augusta

On to Fourth Circuit
South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges got creamed in court Thursday when a federal judge in Aiken said the U.S. government could begin shipping plutonium from Colorado to Savannah River Site.

Child endangerment should be felony
I was absolutely horrified to read about yet another incident where a child has been left alone in a hot car while a parent or guardian was shopping. Mark Taylor, Atlanta, Ga

Rankled by AP story on gay, old man
Fifteen years ago my employer transferred me to this area and I have subscribed to The Augusta Chronicle ever since. While I have not always been in agreement with your editorials, I still look forward to my early morning read. G. Weschenfelder, Martinez, Ga.

'Conservative' label doesn't always describe candidate
As a subscriber to The Chronicle, I read the editorial page and the readers' letters regularly. I usually understand and get through it, but there is something I don't understand. Jim McGaughy, Aiken, S.C.

Gripes about ASU not totally valid
Tasha Tomlin's June 11 letter to the editor stated many things she perceived as being incorrectly run at Augusta State University. Her complaint about academic advisers may be partially true in her case, but they cannot be held totally responsible. James H. Steed III, Augusta

Let doctors sleep
How do doctors in training spell relief? SLEEP.

Editor should be from the South
Once again, it has been wrongly determined that we Southerners are incapable of supplying "The South's Oldest Newspaper" with a suitable editorial page editor. Furthermore, we - who are natives of Georgia-Carolina - are being scallawagged and carpetbagged out of offering any major journalistic influence upon The Chronicle. P.K. Fitzgerald, Augusta

Americans thirst for blood and gore
I have become increasingly disappointed with the national media's coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks. My disappointment reached a breaking point as I watched HBO's Memorial Day special In Memorium, a show aired to "pay tribute to the victims of Sept. 11." David Adkinson, Evans, Ga.

Pardon the scandal
You never know what could topple a governor. For Gov. Roy Barnes it could be the ballooning scandal at the Georgia Pardons and Paroles Board.

Pride restored in community
The Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp. and the Laney Walker Development Corp. are to be commended for the excellent job they are doing in restoring the Laney Walker area. Mattie Mitchell, Augusta

Character revealed
South Carolina voters can tell that gubernatorial candidate Mark Sanford is the one to watch. He's got a message that resounds with conservative voters and, as a former U.S. congressman from the Palmetto State, a voting record to back it up.

Why does Chronicle knock Regency?
Why is it that every time someone mentions plans to improve Regency Mall, especially as a government complex, The Chronicle writes an editorial putting it down as a bad idea? Doris A. Jones, Augusta

Statements about ASU inaccurate
As the newly elected president of the Student Government Association at Augusta State University, I take exception to Tasha Tomlin's June 11 letter criticizing ASU. Her letter was filled with misstatements and untruths. Brandice Schofe, Augusta

Overtime

Poland tops U.S. in World Cup

Stallions closing in on af2 playoff berth

Navratilova to play singles for first time since '94

Halfway around the world, U.S. hopes for support against Mexico

Overtime

'Big Man' Burnett

Anything is possible in next round

Germany, England reach quarterfinals

Anything is possible in next round
YOKOHAMA, Japan - The 2002 World Cup final: Senegal vs. Paraguay?

Germany, England reach quarterfinals
YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Germany is back in familiar elite territory. England used a blitz of goals to get to the same level.

Halfway around the world, U.S. hopes for support against Mexico
SEOUL, South Korea -- Claudio Reyna expects one big difference Monday when the United States plays Mexico for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

Navratilova to play singles for first time since '94
Martina Navratilova, who retired in 1994 after winning a record 167 singles titles, received a wild card Friday to play in next week's Eastbourne tournament.

'Big Man' Burnett
Anyone familiar with Kevin Burnett knows he could be on the brink of stardom.

Poland tops U.S. in World Cup
DAEJEON, South Korea -- Thanks to South Korea, the U.S. soccer team isn't packing for home just yet.

Overtime
Audi appeared on course for a third consecutive title in the early going Saturday at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with an all-British MG team providing only a slight challenge.

Overtime
The New England Patriots released injury-plagued linebacker Andy Katzenmoyer on Friday.

Georgia plans to expand hunting season for geese
One of my favorite game birds is the Canada goose.

Swamp soiree
More than 475 people gathered Thursday at the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy's fourth annual Swamp Soiree, a benefit for Phinizy Swamp Nature Park.

Cooking wild

Georgia plans to expand hunting season for geese

Outdoors calendar
TUESDAY: Nature photographer Larry Winslett will discuss images of Stone Mountain, Ga., during the Sierra Club's 7:30 p.m. meeting at the Unitarian Church, Walton Way Extension. The public is welcome. Call 863-2324.

Swamp soiree

Outdoors calendar

Cooking wild
The jetties and flats from Pawley's Island, S.C., to Tybee Beach, Ga., are teeming with summer flounder. All it takes is a bottom rig, a bucket of live mudminnows and some patience. Here's a favorite dish for a venerable Southern fish.

Falcons sign DT Tanuvasa, draft picks
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons signed nine-year veteran defensive tackle Maa Tanuvasa Friday.

Give "old Dad a love pat and a smile"
The book of Exodus describes Moses returning from the mountaintop with tablets inscribed, in part, "honor thy father and thy mother so that you may live long in the land" (Exodus 20:12).

Prepare for the surprises life holds
We spend a large part of our lives fretting and worrying about problems and precious little time focusing on God's promises to save, redeem, rescue and deliver us from our troubles, be they great or small.

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

Faith digest
Wade in the River, a Christian concert with fireworks, will open at 7 tonight at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Ninth Street at Riverwalk Augusta.

Raising the roof
Jim Clontz's weathered straw hat does double duty - it shades him from the heat and makes it easy for fellow volunteers to see him on work sites, such as the new sanctuary for Mount Beulah Baptist Church in Windsor, S.C.

New York fans don't make it easy for Garcia

Stallions land playoff spot
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Augusta Stallions defense forced three Tallahassee turnovers Saturday night en route to a playoff-clinching berth in arenafootball2.

Stallions closing in on af2 playoff berth
The Augusta Stallions get a chance to do something they couldn't do last season: clinch an early playoff spot in arenafootball2.

New rules could intensify battle for blood in Augusta
Back then, both sides looked like they were out for blood. And even though the feud between Shepeard Community Blood Center and American Red Cross Blood Services of South Carolina is far less fractious now, the competition for blood in Augusta is no less intense.

'Frontline' game is close to perfection
It's D-Day. Leaden skies hang over the beaches of Normandy as you and thousands of other American soldiers prepare to invade Hitler's Fortress Europe.

Citibank to block online gambling with credit cards
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Citibank, the nation's largest credit card issuer, has agreed to block all online gambling transactions that use its credit cards, the state attorney general said Friday.

New rules could intensify battle for blood in Augusta

Give "old Dad a love pat and a smile"

Prepare for the surprises life holds

Faith and fellowship calendar

Raising the roof