Burkett steadfast in plans to skip All-Star game if selected
ATLANTA -- Boston pitcher John Burkett reiterated Sunday that he won't go to the All-Star game if he's selected, although he declined to say it was because of commissioner Bud Selig.

Burkett steadfast in plans to skip All-Star game if selected

Do you know these famous folks' fathers?

Spam has its own museum
AUSTIN, Minn. -- Depending on who's eating it, Spam is either a slice of post-war Americana or a slice of who knows what.

Maddux outpitches ex-Brave in victory

Braves notebook

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 - After meeting with general manager John Schuerholz on Sunday morning, manager Bobby Cox said a decision on outfielder George Lombard won't be made until Tuesday.

Braves fail in sweep bid

Braves fail in sweep bid
ATLANTA - He's still big in his hometown of Billerica, Mass., but there was a certain segment of the population that hoped Tom Glavine would take it easy on their beloved Old Towne Team.

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

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

Job applicants are not alone in making errors
In this column we feature bloopers made by job seekers as a means of highlighting the importance of proofreading application materials before sending them to prospective employers. Research has shown that even one typo can eliminate you from consideration for a job.

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.

Little League helps put scoundrels in perspective

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.

Camden perfect for Navy retirees

On the move

Preparing for the worst

New transfer terminal could attract industry

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.

Buying and holding is tough task for investors

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: International Flavors & Fragrances

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.

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.

It pays to have good credit report

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

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.

Pocket change

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.

Business calendar

It pays to have good credit report
Like it or not, credit has become a vital part of life in the 21st Century for most people.

Job applicants are not alone in making errors

Tigers top Jackets
OMAHA, Neb. - Georgia Tech dug itself a big hole against Clemson and an even bigger hole in the College World Series.

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.

Tigers top Jackets
OMAHA, Neb. -- Jeff Baker hit a bases-loaded double and Michael Johnson homered as Clemson held off Georgia Tech 9-7 in the College World Series on Sunday night.

Tigers top Jackets

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

College sports notebook

Character revealed

Pardon the scandal

This tax should die

Meddling Marion

Philo Farnsworth, overlooked inventor of TV
NEW YORK -- Philo T. Farnsworth is hiding in plain sight wherever you look. He is unseen yet impossible to miss.

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.

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

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.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week
The timing of "Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege and Justice" is convenient.

Mary-Kate and Ashley expand a $1 billion brand
NEW YORK -- Already one of most powerful brands for "tweens," Mary-Kate and Ashley are all about growing older - and bigger.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Jackets end on sour note
Here's something positive that can be said of the GreenJackets' five-game series with Capital City:

West wins Hy-Vee playoff in wild finish

Woods wins U.S. Open

Weiss, Fields in tie

Woods wins U.S. Open
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- A runaway winner again in the U.S. Open, Tiger Woods is halfway home to the Grand Slam and still miles ahead of anyone trying to stop him.

Howell misses next Open cut
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Charles Howell was stranded on the beach at the 17th hole when the storm blew through Sunday, and that contributed to a late hiccup that cost him a guaranteed return trip to the U.S. Open.

Galleries provide New York hospitality
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - They cheered. They rocked. They heckled, but with style.

Woods wins second major of the year
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Despite rare signs of vulnerability, Tigers Woods remains invincible as a leader and on track to erase any lingering doubts about who is the greatest golfer of all time.

Howell misses next Open cut

Howell misses next Open cut

U.S. Open notebook

West wins Hy-Vee playoff in wild finish
JOHNSTON, Iowa -- Lori West gained back in a playoff what she had given away earlier.

Galleries provide New York hospitality
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - They cheered. They rocked. They heckled, but with style.

He's halfway to history
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Next stop: Muirfield.

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.

Galleries provide New York hospitality

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.

Galleries provide New York hospitality

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.

He's halfway to history

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.

Chip from 'nowhere' earns win for Pope

Howell misses next Open cut
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Charles Howell was stranded on the beach at the 17th hole when the storm blew through Sunday, and that contributed to a late hiccup that cost him a guaranteed return trip to the U.S. Open.

Woods wins second major of the year

Morgan wins 21st senior title
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Gil Morgan won his first title of the year and 21st of his senior career Sunday, shooting a 5-under 67 for a three-stroke victory in the BellSouth Senior Classic.

Chip from 'nowhere' earns win for Pope
SALUDA, S.C. - Jeff Pope was having trouble coming up with words to describe the chip shot that set up his victory in the Persimmon Hill/North Augusta Exchange Club Classic on Sunday.

Faldo's 66 reminds him of 'heyday'

Tiger keeps field in sight

Jackets end on sour note

GreenJackets notebook

Around the horn

Capital City rallies to win marathon

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.

Editor should be from the South

Don't loosely apply wise words

Claims Dodd is opposite of portrayal

Democrats have neglected Georgia

Methodist conference off to a good start; will spirit last?

Statements about ASU inaccurate

Why does Chronicle knock Regency?

D.A.R.E officer defends program as positive influence

Gripes about ASU not totally valid

Child endangerment should be felony

Pride restored in community

Program neglected other countries' losses from the WTC

Arts calendar

Mary-Kate and Ashley expand a $1 billion brand

Newlyweds vowed to create a home

Home front

Peaches ripe for pickin'

Cruise North...to Alaska

Mind conversation etiquette during formal dining

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Philo Farnsworth, overlooked inventor of TV

Dad debacles

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.

Funding woes ground traffic plane

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

District 12 embraces three diverse cities

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

Martinez man was shot in argument, police say

Across Georgia

Juror No. 4

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

Twila Brown

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

Jury selection stirs another debate

State courts call on interpreters for help

News you can use

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 the southeast
COLUMBUS, Ohio -The 2.5-million member Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has chosen a Palestinian-American as moderator, its top elected official.

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

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.

Less-known candidates prepare
ATLANTA - Like many other Georgians, Michael Ferguson already knows which candidate he'll vote for in the 2002 governor's race.

Drug lab expected on schedule

Store's worker thwarts robbery
Armed robbers wearing masks were spooked away from an Augusta supermarket early Sunday when a quick-thinking night manager tripped a loud alarm in the stockroom.

Subscriber of the day

State courts call on interpreters for help
Estrella Febus was a little nervous about the big test she was going to take the next day.

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.

Across the area
Ronald McDonald has been kidnapped from his home at a restaurant playground on Washington Road.

Around town

Festival celebrates freedom
William Bishop's Father's Day was filled with an enticing aroma of Polish sausage, the beating rhythm of festival music and a reminder of the past.

Standing ovations

Drug lab expected on schedule
AIKEN - Aiken County officials gave the sheriff's office assurances last week that they will help get a mandated drug lab built by deadline.

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

Across South Carolina
Lottery starts offer of tax-free winnings

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.

Funding woes ground traffic plane
What's up?

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

Aiken avoids restrictions
The city of Aiken has weathered South Carolina's four-year drought without implementing water restrictions.

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.

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

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.

Professor's farewell
With tears forming behind his glasses, Bill Bompart reminisces on his past 35 years at Augusta State University and can't help but smile.

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.

Corrections
A photo caption in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have said William Ernest "Junior" Downs' pleaded guilty to murder, kidnapping and sexual assault during a pretrial hearing Thursday in Columbia.

Across the southeast

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Kim Walls of Appling.

Less-known candidates prepare

News you can use
June 17, 1964 Danford Luke of Wrightsboro Road was in serious condition at a local hospital Tuesday with second- and third-degree burns received in an automobile accident.

Across South Carolina

After son's injury, woman wants to change the rules
Jackie Boatwright finds herself approaching strangers in grocery stores these days.

Professor's farewell

Corrections

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.

Store's worker thwarts robbery

Aiken avoids restrictions

Character initiative spreads

After son's injury, woman wants to change the rules

Subscriber of the day

News you can use

Opponents say fairness is in question

Across the area

Mark Gamba

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.

Festival time? Just peachy!

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.

Break is not just for pupils

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.

Pageant becomes woman's ambition

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.

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

Across the area

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.

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.

Cleland shows certainty at veterans convention

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

NASCAR notebook
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Pontiac's new front bumper and rear spoiler didn't seem to be much help in Sunday's Sirius Satellite Radio 400 at the Michigan International Speedway.

Audi wins third straight Le Mans title
LE MANS, France -- Audi swept the top three places in the 24 Hours of Le Mans on, as Frank Biela, Tom Kristensen and Emanuele Pirro became the first trio to win the event three years running.

Bodine wins rain-delayed Kroger 300
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Todd Bodine's decision to stay and finish a rain-delayed Busch event in Kentucky rather than head for the Winston Cup race in Michigan paid huge dividends Sunday.

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.

Green ready to make his case one more time
INDIANAPOLIS -- On a day he would rather have spent at the race track, Barry Green was putting the finishing touches Sunday on evidence he hopes will finally give him victory in the Indianapolis 500.

It's just another day for hard-driving dads

Kenseth cruises to third victory
BROOKLYN, Mich. - New tires with three laps to go helped Dale Jarrett pass nine cars down the stretch. Too bad he was in 11th-place when the charge started.

Bodine wins rain-delayed Kroger 300

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.

NASCAR notebook

NASCAR notebook

CART trims costs by going to single engine-maker
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Cosworth will manufacture engines exclusively for the CART series over the next two years in a move to control costs for the racing teams.

Green ready to make his case one more time

Kenseth gets series-best third victory of season
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Matt Kenseth became the first three-time winner of the season, holding off a furious charge from Dale Jarrett in the Sirius Satellite Radio 400 on Sunday.

Kenseth gets series-best third victory of season

CART trims costs by going to single engine-maker

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

Featured obituary: Mr. Willis Bryant Sr.
He loved playing checkers and fishing at the Fifth Street dock on the Savannah River. But Willis Bryant Sr. also was a hard-working man who was committed to his family.

Mrs. Mildred Filyaw    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Julian Brown    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mrs. Sue Kenny    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Wyman Bates    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mr. Faustin Romero    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Willis Bryant Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Nathaniel Scott    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Margaret Diver    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Scott Shurling    (TENNILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Billie Toole    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Earnest Smith Jr.    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Abraham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. David Stallings    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Rev. Coleman Bennett    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Cynthia Timmerman    (MODOC, S.C.)
Mr. Julian Brown    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mrs. Bessie Allen    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Jack Dillard    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. Charles Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Marlene Schmitz    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Celeste Wheeler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruby Derrick    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mr. Charles Roberson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. James Stewart III    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mr. Francis Vinson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Nathaniel Scott    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Vogle    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Harry Newman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Pearline Wilkes    (CAMAK, Ga.)
Mrs. Debra Belger    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mr. Wyman Bates    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mr. Frank Drew Sr.    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Debra Belger    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Ms. Eliza Singleton    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
Mrs. MaryMargaret Diver    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Earnest Smith Jr.    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mrs. Ursula Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Francis Vinson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Stewart III (JACKSON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Mary Margaret Diver (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Billie Toole (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Charles Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Pearline Wilkes (CAMAK, Ga.)

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

Mr. Frank Drew Sr. (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Harry Newman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wyman Bates (JACKSON, S.C.)

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

Mr. David Stallings (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. MaryMargaret Diver (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Eliza Singleton (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Sue Kenny (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

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

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

Featured obituary: Mr. Willis Bryant Sr.

Mrs. Celeste Wheeler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mildred Filyaw (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Cynthia Timmerman (MODOC, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Celeste Wheeler

Mr. Scott Shurling (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruby Derrick (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ursula Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Faustin Romero (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Coleman Bennett (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marlene Schmitz (AUGUSTA, 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

Methodist conference off to a good start; will spirit last?
Thank you for your coverage of the Service of Reconciliation and Repentance at our United Methodist North Georgia Annual Conference. Very fair. Very well done. Ms. Justen Wonderly, Evans, Ga.

D.A.R.E officer defends program as positive influence
I was saddened to hear that the Columbia County school system has decided to drop the D.A.R.E. Program because it was deemed a waste of taxpayer money. As a D.A.R.E. officer, it seems I find myself defending D.A.R.E. quite often - so here I go again. Sgt. Mike Stafford, Sandersville, Ga.

This tax should die
If you've built up a family business or farm, and you're getting close to retirement, don't forget to die before Dec. 31, 2010. If you linger beyond that date, your children may have to sell off the business or farm to pay the federal government half of the estate's value.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Meddling Marion
Imagine having 10 city commissioners bossing around the staff of the City of Augusta. Whenever a commissioner called in with a demand, city workers would have to drop their existing projects and tote that bale, or risk falling out of favor with a commissioner and losing their jobs.

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

Don't loosely apply wise words
The words of a father, as written in the parable in Leon Butler's June 9 letter, are wise and provide an interesting metaphor. Rick Sangston, Martinez, Ga.

Program neglected other countries' losses from the WTC
The television program and commentary on the final day of the cleaning up of the Ground Zero area of the World Trade Center were very heartwarming. The program was great and very touching when the firemen and policemen brought out the stretcher with the American flag on it. Billy Cooper, North Augusta, S.C.

Claims Dodd is opposite of portrayal
This letter concerns the arrest of the mother who left her (unharmed) child asleep in the van while she ran into the store. Her mug-shot ran on your front page, but it could just as easily have been me or just about any parent I know. Cheryl Irish, North Augusta, S.C.

Democrats have neglected Georgia
Charles Walker Jr. is seeking the "hip-hop" vote so that a black-skinned candidate will surely win the election. These are Democrats by name and not by the color of a person's skin. What does this mean? Robert Periano, Augusta

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

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

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

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

Developing youth key to U.S. soccer improvement

Germany, England reach quarterfinals

'Big Man' Burnett

Overtime

Golden goal puts Senegal in last eight; Spain beats Ireland in shootout

U.S. success shows soccer improving here

Overtime

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

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.

U.S. success shows soccer improving here
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- American soccer fans are no longer satisfied with the United States just making it to the second round of World Cup - they want more.

Overtime
Ernie Harwell, who got his start in broadcasting in Atlanta in 1940, will be honored by the Braves on Tuesday night when the Detroit Tigers make their first visit to Turner Field.

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.

Developing youth key to U.S. soccer improvement
JEONJU, South Korea -- The United States believes it's on the verge of becoming a world soccer power. All it needs is a way to discover future stars before they're old enough to drive.

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.

Golden goal puts Senegal in last eight; Spain beats Ireland in shootout
YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Senegal and Spain worked overtime Sunday to get into the quarterfinals of the World Cup.

Cooking wild

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.

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.

Outdoors calendar

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.

Swamp soiree

Georgia plans to expand hunting season for geese

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

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.

'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.

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.

eBay's early days weren't about PEZ dispensers
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- During eBay's rapid rise to Internet commerce powerhouse, the company nurtured a quaint tale of its origins, saying founder Pierre Omidyar created the site in 1995 so his fiancee could trade PEZ candy dispensers with other collectors.

Gamecocks top Nebraska
OMAHA, Neb. -- Yaron Peters hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the ninth and South Carolina eliminated Nebraska from the College World Series with a 10-8 win Sunday.

Spam has its own museum

eBay's early days weren't about PEZ dispensers

New rules could intensify battle for blood in Augusta