The Stones could cure Augusta's B-list blues
It's no secret that Augusta is something of a concert wasteland.

At the Movies: 'Lilo & Stitch'
The Hawaiian word "ohana" means family, and that no one gets left behind, according to Disney's latest animated adventure, "Lilo & Stitch."

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater location for today through Thursday. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, check out augusta.com/movies. The service provides theater locations and movie times.

The Stones could cure Augusta's B-list blues

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JUST OUT: I Am Sam, The Majestic, Max Keeble's Big Move, Orange County, The Shipping News and Rollerball

The new guard

Club calendar
Atlanta trip-jazz combo ph Balance wraps up two weeks of extensive touring Saturday at Soul Bar, 984 Broad St. The band, which over the course of 14 days has played in Kansas, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Mississippi and Virginia, will entertain in Augusta before heading home. Music starts at 10.

At the Movies: 'Juwanna Mann'

At the Movies: 'Minority Report'
If Steven Spielberg dipped his toe in the dark pool last year with "A.I. Artificial Intelligence," he dives in headfirst with "Minority Report."

Concert calendar

The new guard
Katherine DeLoach and Mark Flint have inherited some big shoes.

Club calendar

Waltzing for gold
Although spangles and heels are not tradition athletic equipment, ballroom dancing has developed into something more than a simple step-and-twirl.

Applause calendar

Mini reviews

Bowie delivers on 'Heathen'

Concert calendar
BILL PINKNEY'S ORIGINAL DRIFTERS: 8 p.m. Saturday, June 29, The Gordon Club, Fort Gordon; $15 advance, $20 at door; (803) 439-9044.

Co-workers at last, Cruise and Spielberg file their 'Minority Report'

Co-workers at last, Cruise and Spielberg file their 'Minority Report'
Co-workers at last, Cruise and Spielberg file their 'Minority Report'

Ramblin' Rhodes: Video awards have fan appeal

At the Movies: 'Juwanna Mann'
The people behind "Juwanna Mann," the tale of a basketball star given the boot for his bad-boy behavior, should be suspended themselves from the league of Hollywood's employed until they learn how to make a movie that isn't plain awful.

At the Movies: 'Minority Report'

Bowie delivers on 'Heathen'
Bowie baiters beware: The Thin White Duke has some greatness in him yet.

Con artists charm movie audiences

Ramblin' Rhodes: Video awards have fan appeal
More than 2 million votes were cast in Country Music Television's first Flameworthy Video Music Awards presented June 12 in Nashville, Tenn.

Modern dance takes center stage

Standing ovations
Prepare for a barbecue battle royale. The Best Barbecue Marathon 2002 will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Funsville Fun Park in Martinez, I-20 at Wheeler Road. The event will feature two divisions of barbecue competition, championship barbecue teams from three states, a celebrity dunking booth and music from the Jim Fisher Band (above) and Country Kickers. The public is invited to vote with $1 taste tickets.

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Modern dance takes center stage
The steps are laid out - a complex series of hops and turns accompanied only

At the Movies: 'Lilo & Stitch'

Con artists charm movie audiences
Sometimes it's hard to hate a bad guy. Sure, the ax murderer and the sadistic prison guard will always find themselves filed under "boo" and "hiss," but sometimes the criminal impulse can be, well, endearing. It's easy to root for a rascal when the con is on. Whether bilking a big company out of corporate millions or taking gullible grandmothers for a ride, the con man has always been something of a Hollywood anti-hero. And while the cinematic con artist often receives comeuppance, there is still something about the suave criminal's surviving by charm and wits that warms hearts while hands are reaching for their wallets.

Waltzing for gold

Applause calendar
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Cardinal killer King having to watch for Texas
OMAHA, Neb. -- Ben King is one of the best hitters ever against Stanford. So it likely pleases the Cardinal to see him in the first base coaching box for Texas instead of the batter's box at the College World Series.

Cardinal killer King having to watch for Texas

Negro leagues player was witness to history

Negro leagues player was witness to history
CHICAGO - The long, thick fingers of Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe are bent every which way, battered so often and so thoroughly by his 36 years of catching that they're impossible to straighten.

America offers a veritable patchwork of lifestyles

Bench woes don't worry Cox
ATLANTA - The worst bench in the National League? The numbers say the Braves are the not-so-proud owners of the least productive group of pinch hitters.

Javy delivers clutch single
ATLANTA - For the Detroit Tigers, second-time visitors to Turner Field, the thought of winning a series here was a familiar one.

Bench woes don't worry Cox

Braves notebook

Furcal keeps Atlanta hot

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - The smile tugging the corners of Don Sutton's mouth said all that needed to be said about his recovery from June 6 kidney surgery.

Furcal keeps Atlanta hot
ATLANTA - Yes, the race often belongs to the strong, like Frank Thomas. But it's not just in fables that the smallest man on the field finishes first. Just ask Rafael Furcal.

Javy delivers clutch single

Chamber has plan to select new boss

Chamber has plan to select new boss
Members of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce's executive committee have worked out an exit and replacement strategy for outgoing President Jim West, but they declined to give details Friday.

Consumers must know the rules
Although it used to be cash or check at the register, now credit or debit are the more common choices.

Gas rate lock can cut bills in winter

Consumers must know the rules

Gas rate lock can cut bills in winter
If you use natural gas to heat your home, summer might be the best time to pare down your winter energy costs.

Stock prices near September lows
NEW YORK - Stocks tumbled on yet another spate of bad corporate news and fears of terrorism Friday, giving Wall Street its fifth-straight losing week and pulling the major indexes closer to their post-Sept. 11 lows. The Dow Jones industrials suffered their third straight triple-digit loss.

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates around the country dipped this week, with rates for 30-year mortgages falling to their lowest level in five months, according to a nationwide survey released Thursday.

Stock prices near September lows

Losses won't taint Clemson's accomplishments
OMAHA, Neb. -- Competitive teams don't like to lose and to lose to an arch rival is enough to ruin an otherwise great season.

Losses won't taint Clemson's accomplishments

Colleges call on area stars

Ensure youths' safety

Hodges' cookie jar

Reasonable tax hike

Hate crimes apostle

Keystone Kop probes

Flying while fat?

Spittlebugs cause damage to lawns
Q: Every time I mow my lawn, black bugs with orange stripes fly all over the place. What are they? Are they hurting my lawn? If so, what can I do about them?

Spittlebugs cause damage to lawns

Country girl shares bounty of her garden
Ruby Smith's garden is her therapy.

Country girl shares bounty of her garden

Jackets swept RiverDogs
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Nate Dion is fitting in nicely as the RiverDogs' new leadoff hitter.

Rain washes out Jackets' game
The second-half of the South Atlantic League season was put on hold Thursday night for the Augusta GreenJackets.

Turner Sports signs 10-year deal with PGA

Oh brother! Bobby Wadkins thrives on senior tour
HUNT VALLEY, Md. -- Success on the senior tour has done more for Bobby Wadkins than merely renew his hunger for victory. It's also enabled him to finally get the better of his illustrious big brother.

Love grabs share of Greater Hartford Open lead

Oh brother! Bobby Wadkins thrives on senior tour

Elson opts to remain in England
Jamie Elson will not be returning to Augusta State University for his senior season this fall.

Webb's 64 leads Rochester International after one round

Quigley, Tanaka share Greater Hartford Open lead

Turner Sports signs 10-year deal with PGA
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Turner Sports has signed a six-year extension for TNT to continue broadcasting the PGA Championship and the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

Quigley, Tanaka share Greater Hartford Open lead
CROMWELL, Conn. -- Brett Quigley and Hidemichi Tanaka put up an impressive best-ball number to top the crowded leaderboard in the Greater Hartford Open.

Kim ties Webb for second-round lead at Rochester
PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Mi Hyun Kim found her touch a week ago at the Evian Masters. She shows no signs of losing it.

Webb's 64 leads Rochester International after one round
PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Karrie Webb, winless on the LPGA Tour this year, took advantage of soft playing conditions and shot an 8-under-par 64 on Thursday to take the first-round lead at the Rochester International.

Love grabs share of Greater Hartford Open lead
CROMWELL, Conn. -- Davis Love III put his U.S. Open preparation to good use Friday in the Greater Hartford Open.

Kim ties Webb for second-round lead at Rochester

Rain washes out Jackets' game

Jackets swept RiverDogs

Thrashers will deal top draft pick if offer is right

Thrashers will deal top draft pick if offer is right
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers have been more successful on draft day than they've been on the ice. Still, it might be time to give up one of those high picks.

America offers a veritable patchwork of lifestyles
If you travel America this summer, you should know we are a nation of varying health habits. A recent survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention points this out.

Proclaims preference for editor

Praises article about jurors

Barrett possesses business savvy

Editorial reveals bias

Local hip-hop artist 'Da Professor' an Augusta nonentity

Old Ellenton didn't welcome the takeover by SRS

Cartoon fails at mayoral-race humor

Slams vegetarian's anti-meat argument

Backs special probe into Sept. 11

Barrett's record proves he delivers

Aggressive, irrational behavior atypical of MS sufferers

Two men admit to stealing coins
Police were working Thursday to recover a hefty collection of silver dollars and half-dollars a group of burglars stole from a Hephzibah home and then dumped in coin-exchange machines at four grocery stores.

Two men admit to stealing coins

Chamber president resigns
Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce officials say they will waste no time finding a replacement for outgoing President James West.

Across Georgia

Doctors needed in rural Georgia
ATLANTA - Georgia is still having trouble luring primary-care doctors to poor urban and rural communities, three years after an audit criticized the agency in charge of increasing access to health care in underserved areas.

Panel OKs salaries for city workers

News you can use
June 21, 1932 CLEARWATER, S.C. - The second of three textile mills in the area closed since April 1 by strikes reopened yesterday without incident. About 250 workers filed back to their jobs as the Seminole mill opened on a single-shift basis.

Downs to be sentenced on Monday

Across the area
An Aiken man was found dead in a private pond in Edgefield County on Thursday morning.

Cooler weather marks solstice

Doctors needed in rural Georgia

News you can use

Riding the bench
Evan Steedley (right) and Ryan McCain, both 6, watch their fellow campers play baseball, but Jake Hamrick, 7, appears to have lost interest as he gazes under his chair. The three boys were attending the Kenny Thomas Baseball Camp at USC Aiken but were placed on the disabled list Thursday.

Hopefuls qualify in nick of time

Police look for suspect in luring of 4-year-old
AIKEN - Police are warning parents in Aiken County that a man in a white truck might be attempting to lure their children.

Police look for suspect in luring of 4-year-old

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

Nuclear material destined for SRS
AIKEN - With a court order keeping Gov. Jim Hodges at bay, Department of Energy shipments of weapons-grade plutonium could begin rolling into Savannah River Site this weekend.

Psychiatrists testify about man's sanity
AIKEN - Psychiatrists testified Thursday that the man who kidnapped, raped and strangled a 6-year-old North Augusta boy made at least three other attempts to lure young children.

Youths learn to fight crime

Small-town chief strives for big effect

Youths learn to fight crime
NAHUNTA, Ga. - Shell casings littered the floor. Nearby, a crumpled dollar bill, a wadded up business card and an empty bottle formed a perimeter around a corpse hastily concealed beneath a plastic green tarp.

Across the area

Subscriber of the day

Camden veterans clinic could ease crowds
WOODBINE, Ga. - A new veterans health clinic planned for southeastern Georgia could provide treatment closer to home for many veterans while taking pressure off existing clinics, officials said.

Chamber president resigns

Riding the bench

Across Georgia

Aiken signs up for alcohol vote

News you can use

Teen-ager charged in break-in
An Augusta teen-ager was arrested Thursday in connection with the burglary of a home in south Augusta.

Center, supporter reach agreement

Camden veterans clinic could ease crowds

Councils come up short

Morgue will help agencies
Augusta investigators can stop shipping bodies to Atlanta for autopsies in September. The new $4.1 million crime lab on Phinizy Road won legislative approval for a medical examiner, investigator, morgue technician and a secretary.

Teen-agers arrested in burglary
Teen-age burglars plowed down a chain-link fence outside a south Augusta residence and broke into the home, loading their car with high-powered rifles, crossbows and expensive computer equipment, authorities said Friday.

Air patrol program led to drug arrests

Film premiere

Biologists shocking flatheads from river
WOODBINE, Ga. - The number of flathead catfish in southeast Georgia's Satilla River has been dwindling because of state efforts to fight back against the invasive Western fish.

Teen-agers arrested in burglary

Councils come up short
HULL, Ga. - Although qualifying for the Aug. 20 primary and Nov. 7 general election began Wednesday, officials in some Georgia towns are lamenting the difficulties they sometimes face in finding people to serve on city councils.

Burned out

Agency probes medical office

Across South Carolina

Agency probes medical office
State and federal drug agents searched a doctor's office this week on Druid Park Avenue in Augusta looking for evidence in a wide-ranging federal probe of illegal distribution of prescription drugs.

College in Aiken to raise tuition

Court grants appeal to Hodges
In four weeks, attorneys for Gov. Jim Hodges will argue in appellate court to stop plutonium shipments.

Group provides foster homes for animals

Small-town chief strives for big effect
New Ellenton Police Chief Van McMillan is helping at-risk pupils avoid trouble by providing himself as a role model.

Nuclear material destined for SRS

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Vivian Miles of Aiken.

Biologists shocking flatheads from river

Trash pickup leaves some behind
When city garbage service expanded to more than 17,000 homes in south and west Augusta earlier this month, Dennis English's home on New McDuffie Road was left out.

Rural areas added to trash route

Laser gun allows police to target, nab speeders
Perched on an overpass above Bobby Jones Expressway, Richmond County sheriff's Sgt. Paul Johnson aims and fires, picking off passing motorists with pinpoint accuracy.

Downs to be sentenced on Monday
AIKEN - A judge ruled Friday that the Augusta man who raped and killed a North Augusta kindergartner cannot enter a plea of guilty with mental illness.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Authorities were back at a crematory in northwest Georgia on Thursday after lawyers touring the site found more bones, hair and tissue on the site where hundreds of rotting corpses were found discarded earlier this year.

Aiken signs up for alcohol vote
AIKEN - Downtown was all about choices Friday - not just where to eat or shop or fight for a parking space, but the choice of drinking alcohol in a bar or restaurant on Sundays.

Across South Carolina
YORK, Pa. -The state Superior Court has rejected a request by former York Mayor Charlie Robertson that the court review the merits of the murder charges against him in the death of a black South Carolina woman during the city's 1969 race riots.

College in Aiken to raise tuition
AIKEN - Tuition for in-state students will go up 17 percent this fall at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

Laser gun allows police to target, nab speeders

Across the area
The Augusta Commission voted unanimously Friday to approve a $154 million revenue bond that will pay for continued improvements to the city's water and sewerage systems.

Around town

Across Georgia
FORT BENNING -A soldier stationed at Fort Benning was arrested Friday on charges related to the theft of 300 sticks of high-grade explosives from a paving company in Columbus earlier this year.

Morgue will help agencies

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -A former employee of the attorney general's office has been arrested and charged with using a computer to send offensive material to a child.

Across the area

Center, supporter reach agreement
The New Hope Community Center is getting a second chance.

Trash pickup leaves some behind

Group provides foster homes for animals
Jerry and Margie Maccario have 13 dogs. Ten are theirs - the other three are foster pets, pooches that need extra care before they can go to permanent homes.

Across South Carolina

Burned out
Ricky Ferguson, of Griffin's Towing, prepares to tow a burned 1991 Subaru Legacy at Interstate 20 East and Bobby Jones Expressway on Friday.

Psychiatrists testify about man's sanity

Panel OKs salaries for city workers
City employees are expected to see pay increases by their first paychecks in August.

Aaron's car lot wins approval

News you can use
W.F. Burton Sr., outstanding Augusta merchant and president of the local unit of the Quality Service Stores Inc., was elected president of the national organization at the third annual convention at Newport News, Va. yesterday.

Subscriber of the day
Mary White of Aiken is today's subscriber of the day.

Rural areas added to trash route
Augusta Commission voted Friday to add 767 homes to city garbage collection routes after discovering that several isolated neighborhoods had inadvertently been left out of the latest service expansion.

Teen-ager charged in break-in

Cooler weather marks solstice
Phil Vormelker spent time in the sun Friday enjoying the longest day of the year - even though he didn't know it.

Hopefuls qualify in nick of time
ATLANTA - The choices that voters will face this year didn't come into clear focus Friday, the deadline for candidates to sign up for major party primaries, until the very last minute.

Air patrol program led to drug arrests
A drug bust that netted more than two dozen marijuana plants in Appling was the second such discovery in the area this week and the result of a statewide program.

Court grants appeal to Hodges

'FBI Files' researches Edgefield County case
A national television crew will be in Edgefield County next week to revisit a case that made headlines in the mid-1990s.

Film premiere
The Augusta Museum of History will premiere the documentary Twice a Hero: The Jimmie Dyess Story on July 1 in the museum's History Theatre. Commentary from retired Maj. Gen. Perry M. Smith will follow.

Aaron's car lot wins approval
Add one more home run to Hank Aaron's record.

For Clemson, it was over before it started
The best rivalries expose nerves. The best rivalries magnify every mannerism. The best rivalries can be dragged into the middle of nowhere - and anywhere in Nebraska qualifies as nowhere - and still stand up as fervently as if it was contested in their own back yards.

Gordon feels right at home

Gordon feels right at home
SONOMA, Calif. - A road course is exactly what Jeff Gordon needed.

Newman faces latest challenge

Newman faces latest challenge
SONOMA, Calif. - Ryan Newman has been presented with a host of challenges in his rookie season, and so far he's managed to stay on track.

Colleges call on area stars
The phone rang at 10 a.m., while Marian Whitfield was watching music videos on BET.

Falcons name sports agent Ray Anderson to front office

Falcons reduce prices for tickets

Falcons announce price cut on season tickets

Panthers, Witherspoon agree to contract terms

Mr. Charles Alvanos    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Ken Beckum    (WAYNESVILLE, N.C.)
Mr. Rudolph Coppett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Richard Turner    (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)
Mrs. Mary McGruder    (APPLING, Ga.)
Mr. Arvalene Terrell    (DECATUR, Ga.)
Mr. Wallace Drummings Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Addie Taylor    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Willie Bostic Jr.    (LOS ANGELES, Calif.)
Mrs. Mary Tanner    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Kenneth Norris    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Ella Strickland    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mr. William Joyner    (GIRARD, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Weekley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Few    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Faustine Romero Jr.
"Rocky" was just one of his many nicknames. Children called him "Dad" and "Papa." Siblings called him "Junior" and "brother."

Mrs. Florence Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Kathleen Berry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Joshua Chesser    (GENEVA, Fla.)
Ms. Willie Brady    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mrs. Rosetta Bennett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Willie Cato    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Chin Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Joshua Chesser    (GENEVA, Fla.)
Mrs. Linda Jackson    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. William Bedingfield Sr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mr. Foster Wright    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Rudolph Coppett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruby Pepper    (BLAIR, Okla.)
Mrs. Florence Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Joshua Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Byron Florence Jr.    (WRENS, Ga.)
Mr. Marion Edwards    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Hubie Frazier    (SPARTA, Ga.)
Mr. Henry Dorn    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mr. William Gibson    (MACON, Ga.)
Miss Alma Cushman    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
Mr. Joseph Goodgame    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Pete Cholakis    (NORTH BABYLON, N.Y)
Jennifer Harley    (MAYSVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Willie Cato    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Ethel Horne    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Kathleen Berry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Bennie Johnson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Rev. Coleman Bennett    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Hosea Johnson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Judith Becker    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Dr. Charles Joyner Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Claudia Wheelin    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Rev. Coleman Bennett    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Margie Newman    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Mr. William Joyner    (GIRARD, Ga.)
Mr. Bennie Johnson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Dorothy Linder    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mrs. Chin Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Pearlie Wilkes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Dr. Charles Joyner Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Gussie McCoy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Rosie Turner    (CORINTH, Ky.)
Mrs. Gussie McCoy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Dung Mai    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Dung Mai    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Riley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Kenneth Norris    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Lorna Shore    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Henry Prescott    (MIAMI, Fla.)
Mrs. Sheila Hall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Lamar Martin    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Grove    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Trula Maltaberger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Florence Smith    (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)
Mr. William Stork Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Nina Smith    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Clifford Griffin Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Lewis Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Joseph Goodgame    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ramona Hall    (VIENNA, Va.)
Mr. James Few (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Foster Wright (AIKEN, S.C.)

Miss Alma Cushman (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Florence Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Coleman Bennett (EVANS, Ga.)

Joshua Chesser (GENEVA, Fla.)

Mr. Pete Cholakis (NORTH BABYLON, N.Y)

Ms. Willie Brady (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Hubie Frazier (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Cato (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosie Turner (CORINTH, Ky.)

Mrs. Dorothy Linder (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Rudolph Coppett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Faustine Romero Jr.

Mr. Thomas Riley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Jennifer Harley (MAYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Sheila Hall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ken Beckum (WAYNESVILLE, N.C.)

Mr. Henry Prescott (MIAMI, Fla.)

Mrs. Florence Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Chin Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Norris (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Kenneth Norris (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William Gibson (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearlie Wilkes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dung Mai (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Weekley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Goodgame (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ethel Horne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Stork Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gussie McCoy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Pepper (BLAIR, Okla.)

Mrs. Judith Becker (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ramona Hall (VIENNA, Va.)

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

Mr. Joshua Chesser (GENEVA, Fla.)

Mrs. Claudia Wheelin (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Dr. Charles Joyner Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rudolph Coppett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathleen Berry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Joyner (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McGruder (APPLING, Ga.)

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

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

Rev. Coleman Bennett (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Edwards (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Richard Turner (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)

Ms. Nina Smith (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Lamar Martin (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Dung Mai (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Gussie McCoy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Goodgame (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margie Newman (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Arvalene Terrell (DECATUR, Ga.)

Dr. Charles Joyner Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Strickland (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Chin Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Bostic Jr. (LOS ANGELES, Calif.)

Mrs. Trula Maltaberger (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Dorn (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Joshua Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Grove (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Addie Taylor (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Lewis Smith (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. William Bedingfield Sr. (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Linda Jackson (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Wallace Drummings Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Willie Cato (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathleen Berry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Joyner (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford Griffin Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Tanner (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosetta Bennett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorna Shore (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Florence Smith (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)

Mr. Byron Florence Jr. (WRENS, Ga.)

Flying while fat?
Anyone who has ever sat next to an obese person aboard a cross-country flight knows the agony of having someone else's sweaty folds of flab encroaching over the armrest.

Editorial reveals bias
The June 15 Chronicle editorial, "On to Fourth Circuit," it reveals your left-wing, Greenpeace bias. Just protest, protest. Frank Langford, Aiken, S.C.

Slams vegetarian's anti-meat argument
The letter by Frank Lewis on June 12, "Stop eating meat, feed the world," was more than I could take without responding. These grass eaters, who call themselves vegetarians, will go to any extreme to push their agenda to get us to stop eating meat - even using lawsuits and, now, world hunger. It's almost hilarious the extent to which these people will go to push their foolish diet on others. Roger P. Nelms, Aiken, S.C.

Barrett possesses business savvy
The tax and regulatory burden on American business is strangling job creation and economic growth. Fortunately, voters in South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District has one candidate who understands this problem and plans to remedy it: Gresham Barrett. Jan Carpenter, Aiken, S.C.

Old Ellenton didn't welcome the takeover by SRS
Harry Myers' letter of June 10, "SRS conned ignorant farmers," is an untruth and is typical of super-educated transplants who came to our turf to make a living. James K. Ellis, Jackson, S.C.

Backs special probe into Sept. 11
Secrecy is not an acceptable philosophy for a democratic country. Congratulations to The Chronicle for the very welcome June 13 editorial blasting the "Bushies" for their continued attempts to hide the truth from the American people. Lowell Greenbaum, Augusta

Local hip-hop artist 'Da Professor' an Augusta nonentity
Do the people of Augusta know they have an up-and-coming star in the area? Probably not because, while the rest of the country is embracing this young and talented hip-hop artist, he is not even recognized here in his own town. Why? Ask your local radio stations. Ronda Cormack, Evans, Ga.

Hodges' cookie jar
South Carolina's GOP-led General Assembly came in for some well-deserved criticism from the Democratic governor for protecting the legislative budget this year while slashing state agencies' budgets up to 10 percent. But now we learn that the governor is guilty of the same kind of hypocrisy he levels at lawmakers.

Praises article about jurors
Thanks The Chronicle for publishing the experiences of jurors, who had to deal with the problems of sending murderers to be executed. All those who have mixed feelings about the death penalty, as I do, should take a good look at The Chronicle's June 16 article ("Jury selection stirs another debate," page 8A). I found the following information especially helpful: Roy DeLamotte, Augusta

Hate crimes apostle
The nation's primary apostle of Big Government activism is busy at his old stand. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., a key player in ramming through hate-crime legislation, is calling for more of same.

Proclaims preference for editor
I totally agree with P. K. Fitzgerald (in his letter of June 16, "Editor should be from South,") and believe the best choice for the new editorial page editor is right under our noses - Barry Paschal. Could it be because he left The Chronicle to be editor of the Columbia County News Times before The Chronicle publisher, Billy Morris, purchased the Columbia County News Times, and he is "punishing" Barry, so to speak? S. R. Brown, Augusta

Keystone Kop probes
The FBI is investigating how "extraordinarily sensitive" testimony given in secret to congressional intelligence committees was leaked to the media. The probe centers on the National Security Agency's Sept. 10 intercept of Arabic messages suggesting a "major event" would happen the next day. Chairmen of the intelligence committees have promised full cooperation.

Reasonable tax hike
At a public hearing Tuesday, the Aiken County Board of Education unanimously approved the largest property tax increase in 10 years, 9.6 mills. Only three people objected - one saying the tax hike wasn't large enough.

Cartoon fails at mayoral-race humor
Regarding your editorial cartoon of June 13: God bless Augusta, for it is almost anybody's right to run for mayor. That is what makes America "the land of the free and home of the brave." Michael W. Wilkins, Hephzibah, Ga.

Ensure youths' safety
Maybe it was rape, maybe it wasn't. The first report from the Augusta Youth Development Campus was that a 15-year-old boy had been raped in a bathroom by two other 15-year-olds. That's now in dispute, with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation saying that only two boys had consensual sex with each other.

Barrett's record proves he delivers
Gresham Barrett's pro-family tax plan makes him the best candidate for South Carolina's 3rd District U.S. House seat. He'll support President George W. Bush's across-the-board income tax cuts, work to cut the capital gains tax and fight for the permanent abolition of the death tax. Keith Coones, Aiken, S.C.

Aggressive, irrational behavior atypical of MS sufferers
On June 1, The Chronicle ran a Metro section article about Effingham County Sheriff Jay Space ("Sheriff faces inquiry") who is under scrutiny because he has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The story reported a series of incidents reported by his fellow officers who are worried that the disease has diminished his capacity to function as sheriff. Mary D. Hughes, M.D., Pamela Salazar, M.D. Augusta

Quarterback gets his turn

Overtime

Whitfield paces 76ers

US ends World Cup play after loss to Germany

Overtime

Teens show promise

US players nominated for All-Star consideration

Overtime

Stallions earn 10th victory

Stewart earns pole for Sunday's road course race

Bared bellies, flags and merriment at World Cup match

US players nominated for All-Star consideration
YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Four players from the United States have been selected for consideration for the MasterCard All-Star team at the World Cup.

US ends World Cup play after loss to Germany
ULSAN, South Korea -- The best United States soccer team in 72 years finally met its match.

Stewart earns pole for Sunday's road course race
SONOMA, Calif. -- Tony Stewart took the first step toward defending his title in the Dodge/Save Mart 350 by winning the pole Friday on the road course at Sears Point Raceway.

Teens show promise
Tae kwon do master Michael Weintraub has big dreams for his brightest new students.

Bared bellies, flags and merriment at World Cup match
ULSAN, South Korea -- Dave Walling bared his sizable hairy belly and wobbled the letters "U-S-A" he'd shaved there. He then bellowed patriotic shrieks to the amusement of fellow fans at the World Cup quarterfinal between the United States and Germany.

Overtime
Boxing Cortez faces Papp in opening round Midland Valley High School graduate Johnny Cortez Edwards, formerly of North Augusta Boxing Club, is competing in Laval, France, this week in the Four Nations Tournament.

Whitfield paces 76ers
Glenn Hills senior Marian Whitfield scored 21 points and Amber Long added 17 as the GA/LINA Lady 76ers crushed the Alabama Roadrunners Under-16 team 80-37 Friday in their Garden City Roundball Classic opener at River view Park.

Overtime
The second-half of the South Atlantic League season was put on hold Thursday night for the Augusta GreenJackets.

Overtime
Gary Otten announced his resignation as the head football coach at West Georgia in Carrollton on Friday.

Kids' event nets 613 fish
What do Austin Harper, Sterling Banks, Vashti Self and Kyle Lasiello have in common?

Kids' event nets 613 fish

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish caught and total weight of the catch.

Fishing report
Augusta Mayor Bob Young's annual fishing rodeo will be conducted on Saturday at the Mayor's Fishin' Hole on Lock and Dam Road.

Fishing tournament news

Falcons announce price cut on season tickets
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons cut prices on some season tickets Thursday, making it possible to see all 10 home games for as little as $100.

Falcons reduce prices for tickets
ATLANTA - The last time the Atlanta Falcons offered a $10 ticket, Kim McQuilken led them in passing, Bubba Bean in rushing and Nick Mike-Mayer in scoring.

Falcons name sports agent Ray Anderson to front office
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Ray Anderson, the agent for several NFL coaches and players, was appointed executive vice president and chief administrative officer of the Atlanta Falcons on Friday.

Panthers, Witherspoon agree to contract terms
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers agreed to terms on a three-year, $1.425 million contract with third-round draft pick Will Witherspoon on Thursday.

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

Student, art grew one stitch at a time
With friends cheering him on last fall, Charles Carter stitched his way to the finish line of a six-year project - a needlepoint rendition of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper.

Faith digest
World Changers, a coeducational mission program of the North American Mission Board and the Southern Baptist Convention, will arrive today at First Baptist Church to begin work on their Augusta project. The team will consist of students and adult counselors from the Southeast.

Sing-in praises to preserve tradition
Luther-to-Bach is an informal, a cappella group open to anyone who loves to sing - no auditions, no rehearsals - but it's for summer only.

Sauce that feeds souls
Hot sauces with names such as Lake of Fire and Good and Evil have the ring of Scripture, but they are more than a marketing gimmick for their creator, Preacher Jim.

Parents must teach values, not mass media
At the beginning of the marriage rite of our church, the celebrant reads a description of God's purpose for Christian marriage, which contains these words: "The unio

For Clemson, it was over before it started

Quarterback gets his turn
It wasn't the news Glen Gauntt wanted to hear.

Stallions earn 10th victory
Stallions lineman Blaine Mensch knew Columbus wasn't going to roll over.

Electronics giant phasing out VHS
RICHMOND, Va. -- Circuit City Stores, the nation's second-biggest electronics chain, is phasing out movies on videotape altogether in favor of DVDs.

Court to decide if filters can be required
WASHINGTON -- The United States asked the Supreme Court Thursday to overturn a federal court ruling that prohibits withholding money from public libraries that do not install computer software to block sexually explicit Web sites.

Fungus threatens oak tree
Augusta State University's symbol, a more-than-400-year-old tree called the Arsenal Oak, could be headed for the woodpile.

Gamecocks advance to college baseball finals

All-South Carolina rivalry gets hotter

Gamecocks advance to college baseball finals
OMAHA, Neb. -- Now South Carolina gets to play in the ultimate elimination game.

All-South Carolina rivalry gets hotter
OMAHA, Neb. -- The 258 games between South Carolina and Clemson will mean nothing compared with No. 259.

Fungus threatens oak tree

Faith and fellowship calendar

Sauce that feeds souls

Faith digest

Student, art grew one stitch at a time