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

CWS is family affair for select few

CWS is family affair for select few
OMAHA, Neb. -- Texas reliever Huston Street got some fatherly advice from a knowledgeable source before heading off to his first College World Series.

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.

Summer offers most people the chance to travel

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.

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 - 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.

Patience paying off for Jones

Patience paying off for Jones
ATLANTA - OK, it's not exactly Nostradamus, but this is one prediction that's coming true.

Braves notebook

Braves fail in sweep bid

Some ideas for the next currency makeover

Business briefs

Some ideas for the next currency makeover
WASHINGTON -- Benjamin Franklin in orange. Andrew Jackson with purple hair. Those crinkly greenbacks tucked into your billfold aren't going punk, but they are headed for another makeover that may make them more colorful.

Job applicants are not alone in making errors

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.

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.

Business briefs
Aiken Integrated Medical announced the opening of its chiropractic neurology clinic on Varden Drive in Aiken. Chiropractic neurology can be used to treat people with vertigo, headaches, chronic pain, movement disorders, backaches, dystonia, attention deficient disorder and the after-effects of stroke, said Dr. Andrew Hopkins, the clinic's director.

It pays to have good credit report

CEO pay rises as profits decline
COLUMBIA - Many of the state's publicly traded companies recorded lower sales and profits last year, but that didn't keep some chief executive officers from pay raises.

CEO pay rises as profits decline

Tigers top Jackets

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 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.

Henrie ready for call to mound

Henrie ready for call to mound
OMAHA, Neb. -- Clemson pitcher Matt Henrie is making the most of his trip to the College World Series, even though he's not quite sure what his role is supposed to be.

This tax should die

Will Rome agree?

Ford's vindication

Back alcohol petition

Meddling Marion

Lapses in memory do not always mean Alzheimer's
Q: I've been more forgetful than usual lately and wonder if it could be the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. What are the symptoms? - D.R., North Augusta

Zoinks! 'Scooby-Doo' scares up monster debut
LOS ANGELES -- "Scooby-Doo," where are you? Well on top of the weekend box office.

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

Underoos are back and cool as ever
If you spent your childhood If you spent your childhood battling space invaders on Atari, playing make believe with Rainbow Brite and her trusted Sprites, or heavily engrossed in the original Star Wars movie and its subsequent sequels, chances are you also remember a little something called Underoos.

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.

In the know
A rare piece of Neo-classical furniture thought to be made by an Augusta artist has been added to the Georgia Museum of Art collection. The secretary and bookcase, circa 1800, is mostly made of birch. It was colored with either a stain or tinted varnish. The piece is one of only a few early works attributed to the Augusta area.

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.

Second-hand design
Forget diamonds - the Salvation Army is a girl's best friend. At least, that's what Moniqua Acosta and Regina Edry found while decorating on a budget.

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

Tech looks to prolong season
OMAHA, Neb. - In its biggest game of the season, Georgia Tech is turning to the smallest guy on its roster.

Tech looks to prolong season

Dumatrait ready for all-star game
The 2002 South Atlantic League All-Star Game in Lakewood, N.J., will feature some of the league's best hitters and pitchers, including Augusta's Phil Dumatrait.

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

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.

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

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

Galleries provide New York hospitality

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 U.S. Open

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

Woods wins second major of the year

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.

Same course as Jack, but Tiger looks for different outcome

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

Same course as Jack, but Tiger looks for different outcome
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Tiger Woods might want to think about bringing his own pillow to Muirfield for the British Open.

Galleries provide New York hospitality

Chip from 'nowhere' earns win for Pope

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.

West wins Hy-Vee playoff in wild finish

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

Howell misses next Open cut

He's halfway to history

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.

Dumatrait ready for all-star game

Jackets end on sour note

Wings fans jam downtown to celebrate Cup victory

Wings fans jam downtown to celebrate Cup victory
DETROIT -- With his Stanley Cup champion Red Wings standing close behind him, retiring coach Scotty Bowman looked out on a sea of cheering fans and said thank you.

Summer offers most people the chance to travel
There are mornings when I wake up and wonder why I have to go to work and everyone else seems to be on vacation.

Toddler survives at least five days alone with dead mother
ATLANTA -- A 22-month-old girl named Miracle survived for at least five days alone in an apartment with her dead mother, police said.

Judge bans Hodges from stopping shipments
AIKEN - In a harshly worded order, a federal judge this morning permanently banned Gov. Jim Hodges from attempting to stop plutonium shipments into the Savannah River Site.

Man dies after home invasion
Man dies after home invasion

Relay for Life event is open to all faiths, cultures

Porn won't beautify Augusta

Don't loosely apply wise words

Why bike path instead of sidewalk?

Claims Dodd is opposite of portrayal

Military medals are awarded for merit; They're not prizes

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

Democrats have neglected Georgia

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

Take chance to stand against porn

Automatic windows to protect kids

Program neglected other countries' losses from the WTC

Zoinks! 'Scooby-Doo' scares up monster debut

Second-hand design

In the know

Philo Farnsworth, overlooked inventor of TV

Lapses in memory do not always mean Alzheimer's

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week

Mary-Kate and Ashley expand a $1 billion brand

Charges of abuse endorsed in court
A Charleston, S.C., judge ruled Monday that probable cause exists to charge an Aiken priest with sexually abusing a parish boy 25 years ago.

Funding woes ground traffic plane

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

Reservists participate in response exercise at Fort Gordon
A Fort Gordon soldier arrived at a medical training site Monday outfitted in fake blood with mock shrapnel protruding from his head and chest.

News you can use
June 8, 1990 It took Grace Smoak a long time to get a college degree. For years, she thought she couldn't. Then she thought she could. Sunday, she proved she could.

Board works on final budget

Across South Carolina
Lottery starts offer of tax-free winnings

Charges of abuse endorsed in court

DOE will renew legal request
AIKEN - The U.S. Department of Energy will ask a federal judge again today to rule that Gov. Jim Hodges' planned blockade of plutonium shipments into the Savannah River Site is unconstitutional.

Large protest expected over bookstore zoning

Across the southeast

Across the area

Eye-opening experience
Cassandra Pope, 15, (from left) and Evelyn Johnson, 14, stand back and observe as their lab partner, Kamaria Johnson, 15, cuts open a sheep's eyeball during the Summer Science Institute at Aiken Technical College. The lab dissection took place Monday.

Eye-opening experience

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - South Carolina voters usually listen when asked to give money for education.

DOE will renew legal request

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

Across Georgia

Augusta earns $250,000 grant
Augusta received the highest score among eight communities awarded planning grants Monday from the Georgia Cancer Coalition, officials said.

Augusta earns $250,000 grant

Across the area

Judge bans Hodges from stopping shipments

Aiken avoids restrictions

Around town

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

News you can use

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina

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

Man dies after home invasion

Schools plan lowers homeowners' tax bill
Richmond County homeowners would see their school tax bills drop by more than a quarter mill this year under the school system's proposed budget.

Reservists participate in response exercise at Fort Gordon

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.

Schools plan lowers homeowners' tax bill

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.

Subscriber of the day

Finishing touches
Eloise Roary didn't think anything was really wrong with her home in the 1200 block of Summer Street.

Final tally sets 3rd District runoff

Attorney declares candidacy
As an adjunct professor at two area colleges and a former substitute teacher at Glenn Hills Middle School, District 97 candidate Harold V. Jones II said education will be a priority in his campaign for a seat in the state House of Representatives.

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.

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.

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.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Steve Littlefield of Aiken.

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.

Subscriber of the day

Store's worker thwarts robbery

Around town

Less-known candidates prepare

Drug lab expected on schedule

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

Corrections

News you can use

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.

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.

State courts call on interpreters for help

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.

Professor's farewell

Funding woes ground traffic plane
What's up?

Board works on final budget
AIKEN - The 2002-03 Aiken County school budget contains the largest tax increase but the lowest salary increase that school board Chairman John Bradley has seen in his 10 years on the board.

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

Felony forgery case dropped after 2 years
Forgery charges will be dropped against a former bank executive, attorneys announced Monday.

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

Final tally sets 3rd District runoff
AIKEN - The last race for next week's Republican primary runoff was finalized Monday after a recount in the 3rd Congressional District.

Across the area
A robber wasn't deterred by Plexiglas at an Augusta convenience store Monday, authorities said.

Across Georgia
WACO - Defying speculation he would step down, Georgia House Speaker Tom Murphy announced Monday he will run again for the legislative seat he has held since 1961 and will seek his 16th term as speaker.

Large protest expected over bookstore zoning
Hundreds of protesters, from law enforcement officials to religious activists, are expected to attend today's Augusta Commission meeting to oppose a zoning request that would allow an adult video and bookstore to locate in south Augusta.

Mickelson and crew tired of talking about it
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - They used to gush. Even when they didn't want to, the players unfortunate enough to be trapped behind his mastery would grudgingly gush all over Tiger Woods.

Green ready to make his case one more time

IRL president hears Tracy's Indy 500 appeal
INDIANAPOLIS -- Deciding whether Helio Castroneves or Paul Tracy won the Indianapolis 500 is now the job of IRL president Tony George.

Bodine wins rain-delayed Kroger 300

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.

Kenseth gets series-best third victory of season

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.

NASCAR notebook

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.

CART trims costs by going to single engine-maker

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.

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.

IRL president hears Tracy's Indy 500 appeal

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.

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.

Vick to work next month with retired 49ers QB

Mrs. Marietta McMillan    (MATTER, Ga.)
Mr. Faustin Romero    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Vogle    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Siesel Wall Jr.    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Earl Bunch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Harvey Lambert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Cynthia Timmerman    (MODOC, S.C.)
Mr. Earnest Smith Jr.    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mrs. Mamie Bennett    (EATONTON, Ga.)
Mr. Francis Vinson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Wilson    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Myrtle McGee    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Margaret Diver    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Sue Kenny    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Julian Brown    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mr. Bennie Johnson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Pearline Wilkes    (CAMAK, Ga.)
Mrs. Helen Hattaway    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Scott Shurling    (TENNILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Sheila Hall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Nathaniel Scott    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. David Stallings    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Sue Kenny    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Nathaniel Scott    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Rev. Jesse Brown Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Mildred Filyaw    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ursula Smith    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Frank Drew Sr.    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Suzanne Collins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruby Derrick    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
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.

Featured obituary: Mrs. Cynthia Timmerman
It was by chance that Cynthia Timmerman found herself in the beginnings of a teaching career.

Rev. Coleman Bennett    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Francis Vinson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Debra Belger    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mrs. Helen Lawrence    (MADISON, Ga.)
Mr. Wyman Bates    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mrs. Joyce Gwinn    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Earnest Smith Jr.    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mrs. Janis Ferguson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Cynthia Timmerman    (MODOC, S.C.)
Miss Alma Cushman    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
Mr. Henry Prescott    (MIAMI, Fla.)
Mr. Scott Shurling (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Siesel Wall Jr. (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Harvey Lambert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce Gwinn (EVANS, Ga.)

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Mrs. Mildred Filyaw (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marietta McMillan (MATTER, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Pearline Wilkes (CAMAK, Ga.)

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

Mr. Henry Prescott (MIAMI, Fla.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. David Stallings (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Margaret Diver (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sheila Hall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Coleman Bennett (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Lawrence (MADISON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Bennett (EATONTON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Wilson (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Earl Bunch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Cynthia Timmerman

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

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

Mr. Bennie Johnson Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Military medals are awarded for merit; They're not prizes
A few months ago The Chronicle published a picture of a member of the military receiving a NATO medal. The caption stated that over 400 had received the "prize." Ernest W. Erdman, Hephzibah, Ga.

Back alcohol petition
Should Aiken residents - or more importantly, Aiken tourists and visitors - have the right to buy alcoholic drinks on Sunday?

Ford's vindication
Thirty years after the Watergate break-in, the American public has changed its mind about the pardon of President Richard M. Nixon, polls suggest. An ABC News poll finds that 60 percent of Americans now believe the pardon was the right thing to do, almost twice as many as the 35 percent who felt that way in 1976.

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.

Why bike path instead of sidewalk?
It is wonderful to see that Columbia County was able to find $455,000 for the first phase of a bicycle path. When I contacted Frank Spears a couple of years ago about the desperate need for sidewalks on both sides of Blue Ridge Drive, I was told there was no money. A bicycle path seems frivolous when so many children have to slop through mud when it rains and risk their lives to cross Blue Ridge Drive just to get to and from school. M.E. Guye, Martinez, Ga.

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.

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.

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.

Will Rome agree?
The new sex abuse policy approved over the weekend by American Roman Catholic bishops goes a long way toward appeasing the church's critics. It is not total "zero tolerance," but it is very close to it.

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

Porn won't beautify Augusta
The Chronicle featured a news article in its June 15 edition about an adult-oriented business/rezoning issue ("Plan draws protesters," Metro, 2B). The last time I checked, the taxpayers of Richmond County had spent thousands of dollars to fund studies of beautifying Augusta and its roadways. The Barnard Parkway and Gordon Highway were part of these studies, including the one done on behalf of the Georgia Department of Transportation. Davida L. Johnson, Augusta

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.

Take chance to stand against porn
Augusta certainly is an enigma. The Garden City is ranked No. 2 in Georgia and claims the world's finest golf course and tournament in the Augusta National and the Masters. Gary Garner, Augusta

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.

Relay for Life event is open to all faiths, cultures
I would like to respond to the May 24 letter by Andy C. Reese regarding the "narrow faith" of Relay for Life. I thank him for sharing his perception, even though I disagree with it. Harold L. (Andy) Anderson, Martinez, Ga.

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.

Automatic windows to protect kids
I have always been called a car nut. I saw an article recently in The Chronicle about an item I can heartily endorse. It lets windows down in a parked car before the temperature gets too hot. Harvey H. Anderson, Grovetown, Ga.

Overtime

Overtime

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

Germans expect a tough game against the United States

Developing youth key to U.S. soccer improvement

U.S. success shows soccer improving here

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
Kansas, which has won the Preseason NIT in its last three appearances, heads the field for 2002 and will have an NCAA tournament first-round rematch with Holy Cross as its opening game.

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.

Germans expect a tough game against the United States
SEOGWIPO, South Korea -- The United States is not in the World Cup quarterfinals by accident and will be a tough opponent for three-time champion Germany.

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.

Lower-ranked Sampras gets center court nod from Hewitt
LONDON -- Pete Sampras received his lowest seeding in 11 years at Wimbledon on Monday, while Venus and Serena Williams were seeded 1-2 to set the stage for another all-sister Grand Slam final.

Vick to work next month with retired 49ers QB
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Michael Vick will work out with his boyhood hero, former San Francisco quarterback Steve Young, at the Atlanta Falcons' minicamp next month.

Weinke, draft pick Foster practice with Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Chris Weinke returned to the practice field Monday for the first time since undergoing shoulder surgery two months ago.

Mickelson and crew tired of talking about it

When good bacterium go bad
Scientists say they have found a cluster of genes that transforms a normally benign type of bacteria in the intestines into a nasty germ blamed for a variety of infections, especially those acquired in hospitals.

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.

Weather delays shuttle landing
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Thunderstorms forced NASA to postpone Monday's homecoming for the three men who are returning to Earth and the arms of their loved ones after a record-setting stay of more than six months aboard the international space station.

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.

Xtreme calendar

Characters sure aren't 'Ordinary'

Teen faces challenges with positive attitude
The first rule: Don't fall on the floor. They tell you that in physical therapy, but it's more than just a rule for 16-year-old Jason Hitt as he learns to maneuver his way through life in a wheelchair.

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Xtreme needs you!
Here's your chance to become a member of the Augusta Chronicle's Teen Board. Fill out the online application and e-mail it to us by July 5 at 5 p.m.

This week's question

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

Teen tries to gain back mother's trust, respect
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM I've done some things I regret, and now my mom doesn't trust me. I was wondering, how could I get that trust back? - 14-year-old Augusta girl

Teen faces challenges with positive attitude

Xtreme calendar
New discs in record stores include Coldplay's A Rush of Blood to the Heart, Wyclef Jean's Masquerade, Anastacia's Freak of Nature, Peter Gabriel's Long Walk Home, Papa Roach's lovehatetragedy, and the 2002 Warped Tour Compilation.

Characters sure aren't 'Ordinary'
Elizabeth Berg's collection of short stories reminds the reader of a photo album of wacky relatives and acquaintances.

This week's question
New discs in record stores include Coldplay's A Rush of Blood to the Heart, Wyclef Jean's Masquerade, Anastacia's Freak of Nature, Peter Gabriel's Long Walk Home, Papa Roach's lovehatetragedy, and the 2002 Warped Tour Compilation.

On the charts

Spam has its own museum

Weather delays shuttle landing

eBay's early days weren't about PEZ dispensers

When good bacterium go bad