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.

Negro leagues player was witness to history

First step to healthier children? Clean their ears out

Atlanta destroys Chicago
ATLANTA - No one really expects the Braves' offense to be limited to three hits a night. Neither do they expect the National League's 11th-best offense to keep the scoreboard lights flashing like a pinball machine.

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.

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.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - A pall as thick as Los Angeles smog hung over the home clubhouse Saturday afternoon when the Braves learned of the death of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile .

Atlanta destroys Chicago

Furcal keeps Atlanta hot

Bench woes don't worry Cox

Braves notebook

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.

Chamber has plan to select new boss

Stock prices near September lows

Chamber should look at how it does business
Board members of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce are working to replace chamber president Jim West who turned in his resignation Thursday.

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.

401(k) Confusion
NEW YORK - If you've ever compared 401(k) plans with a friend, you probably realize there is a wide divergence among the mutual funds offered by companies in their retirement plans.

E-Z-Go official still going after 40 years
There's been a maelstrom of changes at E-Z-Go during the past two years. Its parent company's organizational chart has been reshuffled, executives have been relocated and the golf car maker has changed presidents twice.

401(k) Confusion

Making it E-Z
Most spectators at the 1954 Masters Tournament were watching Sam Snead hold off Ben Hogan for his third green jacket.

Billions being lost on mature bonds
NEW YORK - When was the last time you looked at the U.S. savings bond your aunt gave you for your fifth birthday? Or the bonds you bought when your first child was born to help pay for college costs?

Workplace feels generation gap
People who witnessed the first man walk on the moon now share office space with those who witnessed Michael Jackson's first moonwalk.

Employer spotlight
Procter & Gamble Co. LOCATION: 3464 Mike Padgett Highway, south Richmond County PRODUCTS:Powdered detergents

Business calendar
Tuesday: Small Business Bookkeeping; University of Georgia Small Business Development Center; 6:30-8:30 p.m., 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; $35; for more information, call 737-1790.

On the move
John K. Rezen has been named to the newly created position of administrative director of musculoskeletal services at MCG Health, Inc. He s responsible for creating a vision and strategic direction for the service line. He has a master's degree in Health Service Administration from the University of North Carolina.

On the move

Billions being lost on mature bonds

Business calendar

Making it E-Z

Workplace feels generation gap

Consumers must know the rules

Flood insurance can protect homes, contents

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.

Employer spotlight

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.

Chamber should look at how it does business

Flood insurance can protect homes, contents
Q: I've always lived on high ground in the Northeast, but am thinking about moving to a state in another part of the country where major floods periodically inundate entire neighborhoods. Will I need flood insurance, and how much does it cost for coverage?

E-Z-Go official still going after 40 years

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

'Coach' loses battle

'Coach' loses battle
AIKEN - As a coach, Bobby Roberts forged a reputation as a fierce competitor on the basketball court, leading Clemson University to some of its most memorable wins.

College sports notebook
Kendrell Bell was in a familiar place last week at a youth football camp in Athens, Ga.

College sports notebook

Colleges call on area stars

Hate crimes apostle

Keystone Kop probes

Hodges' cookie jar

Define a direction

Vote for Sanford

Family security
When Brenda Smith's marriage ended in divorce nine years ago, she decided her life needed a makeover.

Carpenter gives new life to old wood
It's hard to see beauty in the piles of timber Larry Graham has collected around his Augusta home.

Home front
Hidden in the darkest recesses of your closet just might be your next piece of wall art. And tucked away in someone's undies drawer? Vintage handkerchiefs just begging to be given new life as curtains.

Arts calendar
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No gifts in the future, cards only for selfish family
Dear Carson: I'm in turmoil concerning out-of-state family and my daughter's wedding.

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

Jackets washed out again
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Augusta GreenJackets' game against the Charleston RiverDogs was rained out Saturday afternoon.

GreenJackets notebook
Millionaire, half-millionaire or college freshman?

Around the horn
Catcher Brian Esposito is batting .400 (14-for-35) with three home runs, eight RBI and nine runs in his past nine games.

Golf roundup
PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Karrie Webb never had the first shot on Saturday. That's all you need to know about how well Mi Hyun Kim played on the third round at the LPGA Rochester International.

Love grabs share of Greater Hartford Open lead

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

Golf roundup

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.

Jackets swept RiverDogs

GreenJackets notebook

Jackets washed out again

Mental toughness separates Floridian

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.

First step to healthier children? Clean their ears out
Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.

Braves sweep White Sox
ATLANTA -- Rafael Furcal hit a leadoff homer to spark a four-run first, and the Atlanta Braves got six shutout innings from Jason Marquis to complete a sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 9-1 victory Sunday.

Barrett's the man of the House

Old Ellenton didn't welcome the takeover by SRS

Barrett will put military first

Don't be critical of mom's mistake

How to stop Mideast killing cycle

Backs special probe into Sept. 11

Barrett possesses business savvy

No gifts in the future, cards only for selfish family

Family security

Home front

Arts calendar

Carpenter gives new life to old wood

Subscriber of the day

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.

Cooler weather marks solstice

ANIC open house
Evelyn Donahoo checks out the dishwasher in a newly remodeled home on D'Antignac Street during the Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp. Open House.

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.

Hodges could win despite loss
AIKEN - Gov. Jim Hodges lost his battle with the federal government over shipping plutonium to the Savannah River Site recently, but political scientists say he has scored major points with the public.

Rural areas added to trash route

SRS neighbors have mixed views
AIKEN, S.C. -- Harry Holston has lived a lifetime within miles of nuclear material and a new shipment of plutonium isn't going to keep him up at night.

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.

Youths learn to fight crime

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.

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

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.

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.

Aiken signs up for alcohol vote

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.

Film premiere

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.

Families bond over fishing
Jack and Carolyn Mason patiently prepared rods and reels for their grandsons Jared, 10, and his little brother Jordan, 6.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Survivors say stigma is waning
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Alvin Alberty lost contact with most of his friends shortly after telling them he had been diagnosed with AIDS.

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.

Wedding renewal

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.

Hodges could win despite loss

Hopeful speaks at local GOP breakfast
Although Bob Irvin was the guest speaker at the Columbia County Republican Party's monthly breakfast, his appearance is not a sign of favoritism, party Chairman Alvin G. Starks said.

Accusations arise amid debate

Panel OKs salaries for city workers

Hopefuls qualify in nick of time

Across Georgia

Nuclear material destined for SRS

Center, supporter reach agreement

Results of filing satisfy parties

Burned out

ANIC open house

Subscriber of the day
Colleen K. Wallace of Aiken is today's subscriber of the day.

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.

Owners learn worth of soft-drink memorabilia
Carolyn Blackwell figured the 20-minute drive from McBean to the Augusta State University Athletic Complex was well worth the trip.

Morgue will help agencies

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.

Subscriber of the day

'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.

Across the area

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.

Across Georgia

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

News you can use

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.

Accusations arise amid debate
AIKEN - Self-proclaimed underdog Jim Klauber accused his opponent Gresham Barrett of negative campaign tactics during a debate Saturday night.

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

Wedding renewal
AIKEN - It was 1942 when Alexander Brooks spotted Louise.

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.

Barbecue lovers brave rain
The scattered showers that hovered over the area Saturday didn't stop John Ashton from getting himself a bowl of barbecue chili and a plate of Cajun sugar-filled hush puppies.

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.

Results of filing satisfy parties
ATLANTA - Like baseball teams at the end of spring training, Georgia Democrats and Republicans emerged from last week's legislative qualifying optimistic about their prospects for the coming season.

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 the area
An Augusta woman was robbed at gunpoint Saturday as she used a pay phone at Broad Street and Milledge Road, police said.

Across the area

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -The GOP gubernatorial runoff between Lt. Gov. Bob Peeler and former U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford has revived a story that Mr. Sanford asked officials at the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station in 1995 to change flight patterns to accommodate two dinner parties on his farm.

Downs to be sentenced on Monday

Across Georgia
COLUMBUS -A Columbus man has been sentenced to life in prison for the April 2000 murder of his 16-year-old girlfriend.

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.

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

Air patrol program led to drug arrests

News you can use

Doctors needed in rural Georgia

Across South Carolina

Camden veterans clinic could ease crowds

News you can use
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park will have Swamp Saturday at 9:30 a.m. July 6. Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy-trained volunteers lead groups through Phinizy Swamp Nature Park on a 2 1/2 mile, 1 1/2 hour walk.

Councils come up short

Owners learn worth of soft-drink memorabilia

Teen-agers arrested in burglary

SRS neighbors have mixed views

College in Aiken to raise tuition

Barbecue lovers brave rain

Group provides foster homes for animals

Across South Carolina

Braves sweep White Sox

Biologists shocking flatheads from river

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.

Feedback from sports fans is a story in itself
One of the most popular hobbies of sports journalists is to share the wonderful feedback we get from a readership that is always so friendly and supportive.

Nascar notebook
SONOMA, Calif. - Rusty Wallace is a big fan of NASCAR and the movies. The reason is simple: they help him maintain life and disability insurance.

It's a new world at Sonoma track

It's a new world at Sonoma track
SONOMA, Calif. - Things have changed so drastically at the Sears Point Raceway in the last couple years that Rusty Wallace said there is nothing familiar about it.

Nascar notebook

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

Gordon feels right at home

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

Mrs. Dorothy Linder    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mrs. Claudia Wheelin    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Florence Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Hosea Johnson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Gussie McCoy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. William Joyner    (GIRARD, Ga.)
Mr. Christopher Hollows    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Mr. Bennie Johnson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Dorothy Linder    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Ms. Willie Brady    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. Dung Mai    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Margie Newman    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Mrs. Trula Maltsberger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Trula Maltaberger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary McGruder    (APPLING, Ga.)
Dr. Charles Joyner Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Glance    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Jennifer Harley    (MAYSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. James McNair    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
Mr. Hubie Frazier    (SPARTA, Ga.)
Miss Bernice Miles    (BATH, S.C.)
Joshua Chesser    (GENEVA, Fla.)
Ms. Surgania Myrick    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Elfriede Hofmann    (BONNINGHEIM, GERMANY)
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."

Mr. Kenneth Norris    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Kenneth Norris    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. John Payer    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary McGruder    (APPLING, Ga.)
Mrs. Nancy Pratt    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Lamar Martin    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. David Reed    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Mr. Dung Mai    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Orena Risinger    (GLOVERVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. William Joyner    (GIRARD, Ga.)
Mr. Patrick Sherlock    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Hosea Johnson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Joshua Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Ethel Horne    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Cassandra Stewart    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Joseph Goodgame    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Willie Weathers    (ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga.)
Mr. William Gibson    (MACON, Ga.)
Mr. Byron Florence Jr.    (WRENS, GA.)
Mr. Byron Florence Jr.    (WRENS, Ga.)
Mr. Wallace Drumming Jr.    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mr. Rudolph Coppett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Betty Bonner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Willie Cato    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Rosetta Bennett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Kathleen Berry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Ruth Goolsby
Ruth Goolsby served many roles in her life, including mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Mr. Ken Beckum    (WAYNESVILLE, N.C.)
Mrs. Chin Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Clifford Griffin Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Hiawatha Youmans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Lt. Col. Benjamin Bailey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Claudia Wheelin    (MARTINEZ, GA.)
Mrs. Gladys Young    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Judith Becker    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Rev. Coleman Bennett    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Chin Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dung Mai (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Rev. Coleman Bennett (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Hiawatha Youmans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary McGruder (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Margie Newman (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Dung Mai (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Goodgame (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Payer (AIKEN, S.C.)

Jennifer Harley (MAYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Trula Maltsberger (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosetta Bennett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hubie Frazier (SPARTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Ruth Goolsby

Mr. Lamar Martin (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Claudia Wheelin (MARTINEZ, GA.)

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

Ms. Surgania Myrick (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Rudolph Coppett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Joyner (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Orena Risinger (GLOVERVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Linder (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Patrick Sherlock (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Judith Becker (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. John Glance (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Trula Maltaberger (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Weathers (ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McGruder (APPLING, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. William Gibson (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Gussie McCoy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Nancy Pratt (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Kathleen Berry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ethel Horne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elfriede Hofmann (BONNINGHEIM, GERMANY)

Mr. William Joyner (GIRARD, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Claudia Wheelin (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Lt. Col. Benjamin Bailey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Bonner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Bernice Miles (BATH, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Faustine Romero Jr.

Mr. Christopher Hollows (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Willie Cato (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Young (TRENTON, S.C.)

Joshua Chesser (GENEVA, Fla.)

Mr. Wallace Drumming Jr. (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. James McNair (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Linder (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. David Reed (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cassandra Stewart (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Willie Brady (MILLEN, Ga.)

Barrett will put military first
Defending the borders of the United States is Congress' top priority. The next representative of South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District must have the background and experience to deal with these life and death issues. David Nix, Aiken, S.C.

Define a direction
Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce President Jim West did a lot of good things for the Central Savannah River Area, but the organization is due for a makeover, and West wisely decided that now is the time for some fresh leadership.

Barrett's the man of the House
I support Gresham Barrett in the race for South Carolina's 3rd District U.S. House seat. As a former teacher, I've found Mr. Barrett's approach towards education to be the best among the candidates. Edna Daniels, North Augusta, S.C.

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.

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.

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.

Don't be critical of mom's mistake
I am apalled at the critical comments of people who condemned the young mother who left her baby alone in the car. Of course no one could condone that act. It was very dangerous from many perspectives. Martha E. Lowe, Augusta

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.

How to stop Mideast killing cycle
The bodies of the victims of Palestinian homicide bombers pile up faster than I can count them. And my anger increases just the same. And as I seek a solution, I am convinced the situation must be dissected into pieces. Herbert A. Edney IV, Augusta

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

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.

Vote for Sanford
The Chronicle seldom endorses candidates in primary races unless the winner would have no opposition in the general election. On those rare occasions when we do offer an endorsement of a primary candidate who faces a general election foe, it's because we think that candidate is especially meritorious - setting an example of character and leadership excellence that must not be ignored.

Wimbledon '02 preview

Bared bellies, flags and merriment at World Cup match

Overtime

Stewart earns pole for Sunday's road course race

US players nominated for All-Star consideration

Whitfield paces 76ers

Disc Golf gives May new spark

Pastime turns into profession for Florida man

Stallions earn 10th victory

Overtime

US ends World Cup play after loss to Germany

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

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.

Wimbledon '02 preview
WIMBLEDON, England -- No one has won more Wimbledon championships than Pete Sampras. No one has won more Grand Slam singles titles.

Disc Golf gives May new spark
Pete May has found a unique way to balance the elements of his life he considers most essential.

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.

Overtime
Ray Whitfield of the Augusta Boxing Club defeated Ryan Schmidt of Detroit in a four-round decision Saturday at the University of Denver's Magness Center to win the National Golden Gloves 106-pound championship.

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.

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.

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.

Pastime turns into profession for Florida man
AIKEN - George Sharrow, of Palm City, Fla., has been rowing for 18 years. He is so passionate about the sport, he found a way to make rowing his full-time job.

Outdoors calendar

Fish tale

State to change rules for offenders

Cooking wild
As water temperatures rise in early summer, sand sharks move inland. Cut mullet or squid fished in deep holes or in the surf is the best way to catch them. They are best when cleaned and cooked immediately, but can be kept on ice for a day or two. Edisto Beach, S.C., is my favorite place to catch small sharks.

Corps plan to oxygenate reservoir

Fish tale
Zach Wilson, of North Augusta, connected with this 25-pound striper during a recent outing at Thurmond Lake with fishing guide Chuck Reames. Wilson was fishing with a Luckycraft Sammy, a popular bait for open water sportfish.

Corps plan to oxygenate reservoir
Russell Dam's tailrace offers prime fishing because of an oxygen injection system installed in the 1980s in the reservoir upstream. The Corps plans to build a similar system in Thurmond Lake to improve striped bass fishing.

State to change rules for offenders
Georgia is joining a 17-state Wildlife Violator Compact to ease prosecutions of non-resident game and fish offenders - and keep some of them from spending time in local jails.

Outdoors calendar
SATURDAY: A free seminar on fly-fishing for bonefish, permit and tarpon will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Rivers & Glen Trading Co. in Surrey Center. Call 738-4536 for reservations.

Mental toughness separates Floridian
Rod Pearson remembers the moment he saw Dorian Williams' passion for basketball flicker.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Feedback from sports fans is a story in itself

Stallions' victory was long time in coming
Flag-happy referees contributed to the longest home game of the year for the Augusta Stallions.

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

Augusta hospitals join U.S. trend of increased emergency room traffic
The pain nagged at him for hours until finally Charlie Stout headed for the emergency room. Even though he was at an antique store in Aiken, he decided to drive to University Hospital in Augusta.

Fragments traced back to ancient asteroid collision
Scientists have identified dozens of asteroids as remnants of a larger space rock that was smashed apart a relatively recent 5.8 million years ago - a finding that could yield clues to how to destroy an asteroid headed toward Earth.

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.

Telecommuters trade long commutes for family
ATLANTA - Carolina Amero is not just the head of BellSouth's remote worker program - she's also a client.

USC falls to Texas in College World Series
OMAHA, Neb. - Texas closer Huston Street has his own national championship story to share with his dad.

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

Gamecocks advance to college baseball finals

College World Series notebook

College World Series notebook
The South Carolina baseball team, which finished the season with a 57-18 record after losing the College World Series title game to Texas 12-6, will be honored today at 3 p.m. at Sarge Frye Field in Columbia.

USC falls to Texas in College World Series

Augusta hospitals join U.S. trend of increased emergency room traffic

Telecommuters trade long commutes for family

Fragments traced back to ancient asteroid collision

Sauce that feeds souls

Faith and fellowship calendar

Faith digest

Student, art grew one stitch at a time