CWS is family affair for select few

Baseball and drugs: Official says Congress should regulate substance McGwire used
WASHINGTON -- A major league baseball official urged Congress on Tuesday to regulate substances such as androstenedione, the over-the-counter supplement Mark McGwire used the year he broke the single-season home run mark.

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.

Summer offers most people the chance to travel

Braves notebook

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves will make a decision today regarding the future of outfielder George Lombard.

Tigers stop Braves

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.

Tigers stop Braves
ATLANTA - Want to win a friendly wager at the office? If so, ask the name of the starting shortstop for the Detroit Tigers. Chances are, no one will be able to.

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.

CEO pay rises as profits decline

Outdoor watering limit can cut costs
To say Donna Ware is an avid gardener is a bit of an oversimplification. She enjoys digging around the yard on weekends, surely, but with a doctorate in ecology her expertise extends beyond the suburban flower bed.

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.

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.

Business briefs
ATLANTA - The Southern Co. has agreed to acquire the Georgia customers of gas marketer New Power Co., which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week.

Outdoor watering limit can cut costs

Business briefs

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.

Henrie ready for call to mound

Hartline gets first senior victory

Will Rome agree?

Ford's vindication

Barr can't take it

Turner the terrorist

Back alcohol petition

Blowing up peace

New take on chicken
Summer is a great time to get the children involved in meal preparation. So, this week and next, I'm featuring child-friendly recipes that your children can help prepare.

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.

Small portions
Attention, all campers! Skippy Peanut Butter has created a new twist on that old campfire favorite - s'mores.

Wine talk
ASSESSMENT: This is another one of those great summer wines that is packed full of clean citrus flavors. It starts with a delicate aroma; hints of peach and other summer fruits dominate with clean undertones. This is a lighter-style wine than any Chardonnay, allowing for fresh ingredients to show their entire flavor, all the while complementing the wine.

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

Kool-Aid has cool history
As Kool-Aid lore goes, 11-year-old Edwin Perkins hatched a plan in 1900 to start a mail order business out of his father's general store in Hendley, Ne

How do you dress your dog?
With the Fourth of July coming up - one of the biggest hot-dog days of the year, The Augusta Chronicle wants to know what toppings you eat on your dog.

How sweet it is... Kool-Aid turns 75
It might seem a bit strange to think that Kool-Aid, the unofficial drink of American kids of all ages, is turning a grandfatherly 75 this year.

Some Napas spare us from oak, alcohol overkill
Oak and alcohol are the most important issues in the California wine industry today. Too much oak. Too much alcohol.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Salinas homer lifts North
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Trey Salinas of Delmarva hit a two-out three-run homer in the eighth inning to break a 2-2 tie, and the North beat the South 5-2 in the 43rd South Atlantic League All-Star Game at FirstEnergy Park on Tuesday.

Golf's elder statesmen say new generation - Woods excepted - lack discipline
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's the familiar refrain of Grumpy Old Men: Kids these days.

A contender gets closer to a championship
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Add their scores from the last six major championships, and Phil Mickelson is two strokes better than Tiger Woods.

Same course as Jack, but Tiger looks for different outcome

Golf's elder statesmen say new generation - Woods excepted - lack discipline

Teacher Tiger: Woods gives clinic to young golfers
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Leave it to Tiger Woods to turn a Florida thunderstorm into a learning experience.

Woods' victory is most viewed U.S. Open in history
NEW YORK -- A record 55 million viewers watched NBC's weekend coverage of Tiger Woods' victory at the U.S. Open, and Sunday's final round was the most watched golf telecast this year.

Teacher Tiger: Woods gives clinic to young golfers

Golf notebook
If anyone wants to stop Tiger Woods from winning the Grand Slam this year, perhaps they can find inspiration from Lee Trevino.

Golf notebook

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.

A contender gets closer to a championship

Dumatrait ready for all-star game

Salinas homer lifts North

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.

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

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.

Immigrants to U.S. should adapt to our Christian culture

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

Relay for Life event is open to all faiths, cultures

Automatic windows to protect kids

U.S. should stay out of U.N. globalism

Take chance to stand against porn

Sees prejudice in words of South Carolina NAACP leader

Worry about safety before speed

Why bike path instead of sidewalk?

Rotten refs cheated Jersey Nets

ABC has no moral backbone

Porn won't beautify Augusta

New take on chicken

Some Napas spare us from oak, alcohol overkill

In the know

Lapses in memory do not always mean Alzheimer's

How sweet it is... Kool-Aid turns 75

How do you dress your dog?

Second-hand design

Small portions

Wine talk

Zoinks! 'Scooby-Doo' scares up monster debut

ECHL tables WCHL plan

ECHL tables WCHL plan
Contrary to a report in the Press-Telegram of Long Beach, Calif., a decision by East Coast Hockey League owners to align with the West Coast Hockey League will not be decided at the league meetings, which conclude today in Las Vegas.

Judge bans Hodges' blockade

Commission denies request for zoning

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.

School workers to be tested
Some paraprofessionals might be returning to the classroom, this time as students.

Final tally sets 3rd District runoff

Man dies after break-in

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.

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

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.

Residents will face increase in taxes
AIKEN - The Aiken County school board unanimously passed its budget Tuesday night and, with it, a tax increase for all county residents owning a home or a car.

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.

Commission denies request for zoning
Standing up for their beliefs left standing room only Tuesday when more than 250 people showed up at the municipal building to fight a proposed adult bookstore on Gordon Highway.

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.

Man dies after break-in
AIKEN - An Aiken man died early Tuesday morning after being shot several times during a home invasion, police said.

Day-care accident lawsuit stays open

Judge bans Hodges' blockade
AIKEN - Gov. Jim Hodges' fight to stop planned plutonium shipments into Savannah River Site effectively ended Tuesday when a federal judge banned him from blocking delivery trucks.

News you can use

Across the area
An 80-year-old city ordinance that bans swimming in the Savannah River was lifted Tuesday by the Augusta Commission, a move that officials said will encourage better use of the waterway.

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.

Around town

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.

Georgia bishop backs policy

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

Officials blast administrator

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.

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.

Georgia bishop backs policy
South Georgia's Catholic leader says the church's new national plan on sexual abuse by priests is mostly about protecting children.

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

Judge bans Hodges from stopping shipments

Across Georgia

Augusta earns $250,000 grant

DOE will renew legal request

New course opening soon

Large protest expected over bookstore zoning

Traffic will ease as project shifts

Reservists participate in response exercise at Fort Gordon

Roadside stand

Across South Carolina

Across the area

News you can use

Board works on final budget

Across Georgia

Patient history to stay sealed

Subscriber of the day

Across the area

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A 22-month old girl named Miracle survived for up to 10 days on whatever food she could find in a pantry and cabinets after her pregnant mother died in their apartment, police said.

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

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH -The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday approved the use of federal funds to help fight an Horry County wildfire.

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.

Traffic will ease as project shifts
There just might be some hope for frustrated motorists on Interstate 20.

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

Republican enters House race
Former Richmond County Board of Education member Mary Oglesby, touting a "commonsense" approach to government and improved economic development for south Augusta, announced Tuesday her candidacy for the Georgia House of Representatives.

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

Officials blast administrator
In a letter from Mayor Bob Young and on the floor of Tuesday's Augusta Commission meeting, City Administrator George Kolb came under attack from elected officials for failing to act quickly enough on constituent complaints.

Subscriber of the day

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

Eye-opening experience

New course opening soon
Aiken's newest golf attraction, an 18-hole course designed by Jack Nicklaus, will be completed next month.

Schools plan lowers homeowners' tax bill

Panel approves review changes
The Aiken Planning Commission's recommendations for the comprehensive land use plan will be reviewed by the city council at a July 8 meeting.

Man dies after home invasion

News you can use
June 19, 1925 The successful delivery of many thousands of Augusta Chronicle air mail bulletins yesterday was an epochal event in the history of American newspapers. It is the first time, so far as we are able to learn, that such a feat has been attempted.

Charges of abuse endorsed in court

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Hattie Mae Bell of Augusta

Around town

Harlem couple still in custody
A Harlem couple remained in custody Tuesday on charges stemming from a weekend party involving alcohol, drugs and four teen-age girls, police said.

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.

Day-care accident lawsuit stays open
A lawsuit filed by a mother who says she doesn't believe it will provide the money to keep her severely disabled son alive will continue.

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

Patient history to stay sealed
Allegations of chicanery flew in court Tuesday, but the judge refereed compromises that are expected to move along a civil lawsuit stemming from the actions of two convicted Medical College of Georgia researchers.

Chairman post changes hands
The Columbia County Commission chairman's gavel changed hands three times Tuesday night.

Roadside stand
Jan-Paul Acevedo, 12, tries to lure motorists to his lemonade stand at the entrance to his neighborhood off West Lake Forest Road in west Augusta. He said that he had been selling for about an hour Tuesday and that business was slow.

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.

IRL president hears Tracy's Indy 500 appeal

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.

Hawks promise ticket holders refund if they miss playoffs
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks, who have not been to the playoffs in three seasons, are making a bet with full-season ticket holders: They will pay them $125 if the Hawks don't make the playoffs.

Swoopes, Holdsclaw lead WNBA All-Star voting

Vick to work next month with retired 49ers QB

Mrs. Roberta James    (OCONEE, Ga.)
Infant James Dale Tussey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mamie Bennett    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Earl Bunch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
ShaNiyah Drake    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Rev. Jesse Brown Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Miss Alma Cushman    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
Mrs. Mamie Bennett    (EATONTON, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Conner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Wilson    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Betty Abraham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mattie Holloway    (METTER, Ga.)
Mrs. Gussie McCoy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Henry Rich    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Cynthia Timmerman
It was by chance that Cynthia Timmerman found herself in the beginnings of a teaching career.

Mrs. Sara Sherer    (GREENVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Siesel Wall Jr.    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Faustine Romero Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Francis Vinson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Seisel Wall Jr.    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Cynthia Timmerman    (MODOC, S.C.)
Mrs. Suzanne Collins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ursula Smith    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Suzanne Collins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Earnest Smith Jr.    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mr. Wyman Bates    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mr. Nathaniel Scott    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Thomas Abraham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Henry Prescott    (MIAMI, Fla.)
Mrs. Tecola Wilkins    (STILLMORE, Ga.)
Mrs. Marietta McMillan    (MATTER, Ga.)
Mrs. Myrtle McGee    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Myrtle McGee    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. John Johnston Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Helen Lawrence    (MADISON, Ga.)
Mrs. Judy Horseman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Harvey Lambert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Susie Freeman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Sue Kenny    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Amos Randolph    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Bennie Johnson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Roberson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Helen Hattaway    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary McGruder    (APPLING, Ga.)
Mrs. Sheila Hall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Addie Taylor    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Joyce Gwinn    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Angela Watkins    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Janis Ferguson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Bernice Murphy    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Bennie Johnson Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Earl Bunch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Jesse Brown Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Featured obituary: Mrs. Cynthia Timmerman

Mrs. Suzanne Collins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Joyce Gwinn (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Judy Horseman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Bennett (EATONTON, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Abraham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Hattaway (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Lawrence (MADISON, Ga.)

Mrs. Angela Watkins (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Harvey Lambert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Conner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Henry Rich (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Prescott (MIAMI, Fla.)

Mrs. Sara Sherer (GREENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Gussie McCoy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Faustine Romero Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Tecola Wilkins (STILLMORE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McGruder (APPLING, Ga.)

Infant James Dale Tussey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Amos Randolph (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Suzanne Collins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sheila Hall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Holloway (METTER, Ga.)

Mrs. Janis Ferguson (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Robert Wilson (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Murphy (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtle McGee (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Susie Freeman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. John Johnston Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ursula Smith (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Addie Taylor (THOMSON, Ga.)

Miss Alma Cushman (LANGLEY, S.C.)

ShaNiyah Drake (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Myrtle McGee (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Marietta McMillan (MATTER, Ga.)

Mrs. Roberta James (OCONEE, Ga.)

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.

Turner the terrorist
There are very few things you can be sure of in this life. Yes, the sun will always rise in the East, Augusta summers are hot, and the kids are never as obedient as you'd like.

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

Worry about safety before speed
It is amazing how many letters you receive about speeding on our roads. Are there that many traffic engineers in this country? Henry Jongma, Augusta

Barr can't take it
Someone should tell U.S. Rep. Bob Barr, R-Ga., that frivolous lawsuits are what Democrats are about, not Republicans.

Immigrants to U.S. should adapt to our Christian culture
I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or his culture here in the United States. Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, most Americans have experienced a surge in patriotism. However, the dust from the attacks had barely settled when the "politically correct" crowd began complaining that our patriotism was offending others. Robert B. Rackliffe, Belvedere, S.C.

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

ABC has no moral backbone
I find the recent decision by ABC to drop Toby Keith from its upcoming Fourth of July special a moral nadir for that network. What kind of network is strong-armed into such a narrow, politically correct stance? Daniel A. Hancock, Augusta

U.S. should stay out of U.N. globalism
The United States is one of only two nations that has never ratified the 1989 U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, because of the resistance among some of our senators. But, as with numerous other U.N. conventions and declarations, U.S. leaders have been slyly implementing the United Nations' designs little by little. Glenda Windham, Wagener, 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.

Sees prejudice in words of South Carolina NAACP leader
Regarding South Carolina NAACP leader James Gallman's June 14 guest column, even though it was not lengthy, it did help me understand the organization. However, I did note two particulars that I think does his organization an extreme injustice. Teresa Callahan, Hephzibah, 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.

Blowing up peace
It never fails. Whenever the United States or Israel plans a major peace initiative, Palestinian terrorists blow it up with a mass murder-suicide.

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

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.

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.

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.

Rotten refs cheated Jersey Nets
Did the New Jersey Nets have a chance? Yes, if the referees called a fair game. The Los Angeles Lakers won the last two games because of the referees not calling fair games for other teams. Annie McCorkle, Augusta

Retired boxer shares wisdom with youth

Agassi and Sampras in same half of draw

South Koreans rejoice as team advances to World Cup quarterfinals

Overtime

Germans expect a tough game against the United States

Players recovering from injuries

Germans not underestimating U.S. team

Agassi and Sampras in same half of draw
WIMBLEDON, England -- Lleyton Hewitt's title chances at Wimbledon will be tested early.

Germans not underestimating U.S. team
SEOGWIPO, South Korea -- The Germans are well aware of the best the U.S. team has to offer, and they aren't about to underestimate one of the biggest surprises 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.

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.

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.

Retired boxer shares wisdom with youth
Frank Durst IV received a scholarship from the Augusta Boxing Club to attend the University of Tennessee in 1997. The sport took him places he never dreamed of going, but this spring, Durst returned to his roots by moving back to Augusta.

South Koreans rejoice as team advances to World Cup quarterfinals
DAEJEON, South Korea -- Millions of red-clad South Koreans waved national flags, shouted "Oh, Korea's sure to win!" and danced Tuesday night to celebrate the country's first trip to the World Cup quarterfinals.

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

Players recovering from injuries
Dirk Lincicome couldn't have celebrated Saturday even if he wanted to.

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.

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.

Scientists say they have successfully 'teleported' data
CANBERRA, Australia -- Australian scientists said Monday they had successfully "teleported" a laser beam encoded with data, breaking it up and reconstructing an exact replica a yard away.

Bacteria linked to disease killing Caribbean coral
WASHINGTON -- Bacteria found in the intestines of humans and other animals have been identified as the cause of a disease killing elkhorn corals in the Caribbean Sea.

Gamecocks eliminate Jackets from CWS
OMAHA, Neb. -- Steve Thomas and Justin Harris hit home runs and South Carolina eliminated Georgia Tech 9-5 on Tuesday at the College World Series.

Gamecocks eliminate Jackets from CWS

Hartline gets first senior victory
When Charles Hartline turned 50 five years ago, everyone expected the Aiken golfer to start winning Regions Cup senior division titles at a steady rate.

Swoopes, Holdsclaw lead WNBA All-Star voting
NEW YORK -- Sheryl Swoopes of the Houston Comets and Chamique Holdsclaw of the Washington Mystics lead Western and Eastern Conference balloting, released Tuesday, for the WNBA All-Star game.

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:

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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.

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Characters sure aren't 'Ordinary'

This week's question

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

Teen faces challenges with positive attitude

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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.

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.

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

When good bacterium go bad

Weather delays shuttle landing

Bacteria linked to disease killing Caribbean coral

Scientists say they have successfully 'teleported' data