Preliminary autopsy on Kile finds blocked coronary artery
CHICAGO -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile likely died from a blockage of a coronary artery, Cook County's chief medical examiner said Sunday.

First step to healthier children? Clean their ears out

Odds and ends
CONWAY, S.C. -- Conway High School salutatorian Chris Martin has gotten his diploma a week after school officials interrupted his humorous speech at the school's graduation ceremony.

Fishermen find human arm and leg inside shark
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thai commercial fishermen unloading a catch found a human leg sticking out of the mouth of a shark, Thai police said Monday.

Braves notebook

Atlanta destroys Chicago

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 .

Franco's four hits lead Braves

Braves notebook

Franco's four hits lead Braves
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have built a sizable lead in their own division and are also running away with the American League Central.

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.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - If the Atlanta Braves have their way, the Mets will be buried by the All-Star break.

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.

Tech investors pessimistic about rebound

Employer spotlight

Business calendar

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.

Flood insurance can protect homes, contents

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?

Chamber should look at how it does business

On the move

Making it E-Z

Many wireless minutes go unused
NEW YORK -- Just as people enjoy the carefree gluttony of an "all-you-can-eat" salad bar, cell phone users love the feeling of liberation that comes with a whopping bucket of off-peak wireless minutes.

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

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.

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.

E-Z-Go official still going after 40 years

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.

Many wireless minutes go unused

Modesty is one thing; citing shortcomings is another

Tech investors pessimistic about rebound
SAN JOSE, Calif. - When the dust cleared last year from the dot-com meltdown, many in the technology industry hoped for recovery by now. Later, with indicators still flagging, the talk was of a late 2002 rebound.

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

Modesty is one thing; citing shortcomings is another
"I am writing to you, as I have written to all Fortune 1000 companies every year for the past three years, to solicit employment."

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.

Workplace feels generation gap

'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

No tears for Downs

Study alternatives

Vote for Sanford

Aiken: 211 for help

Define a direction

Daily TV highlights for the week
This almost sounds like the lyric to a hit song from the '80s: Everybody ...

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.

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

'Connie Chung Tonight' debuts on CNN
NEW YORK -- Even a veteran of network television booking battles like Connie Chung has found the last few weeks seeking guests for her new prime-time CNN news hour to be eye-opening.

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.

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.

Jackets swept again
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston RiverDogs completed a series sweep of the Augusta GreenJackets with a doubleheader victory, 3-2 and 4-1.

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

Tunnicliff wins Great North Open two weeks after mother dies
HEXHAM, England -- Miles Tunnicliff of England shot a final-round, 3-under par 69 on Sunday and won the Great North Open for his first golf title.

Webb stuns Kim and wins at Rochester
PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Karrie Webb, trailing by three shots with three holes to play, beat faltering Mi Hyun Kim by one stroke Sunday when the young Korean bogeyed the final hole at the LPGA Rochester International.

Mickelson defends Greater Hartford Open title
CROMWELL, Conn. -- Phil Mickelson became the first repeat winner in Greater Hartford Open history Sunday, holing a sand wedge for eagle and scrambling home in steamy conditions.

Tunnicliff wins Great North Open two weeks after mother dies

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.

J.C. Snead wins Greater Baltimore Classic

Mickelson defends Greater Hartford Open title

Golf roundup

Webb stuns Kim and wins at Rochester

J.C. Snead wins Greater Baltimore Classic
HUNT VALLEY, Md. -- J.C. Snead made a 10-foot par putt on the 18th hole Sunday to avert a four-way playoff and win the Greater Baltimore Classic by one stroke, ending a record victory drought of almost seven years.

Jackets swept again

GreenJackets notebook

Jackets washed out again

Late run leads Metros to title

Mental toughness separates Floridian

NHL's have-nots take center stage at uneventful draft

NHL's have-nots take center stage at uneventful draft
TORONTO -- It's not often the Detroit Red Wings and hockey's other high-profile teams take a back seat. This weekend's NHL draft belonged to the league's have-nots.

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

Woman pleads guilty to shooting of deputy
APPLING, Ga. - The woman accused of shooting a Columbia County Sheriff's Deputy during an April escape attempt changed her not guilty plea to guilty this morning in Columbia County Superior Court in Appling.

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.

Don't be critical of mom's mistake

Barrett will put military first

Williams' actions out of line

How to stop Mideast killing cycle

Barrett's the man of the House

Story missed point of porn protest

Boycott firms flying Dixie flag

Applauds Congresswoman McKinney's truth-telling about Sept. 11

Nation must return to godly path

Embrace of draft dodger mars Cleland's record

Estate tax as unfair to Democrats as it is to everyone else

'Connie Chung Tonight' debuts on CNN

Carpenter gives new life to old wood

Daily TV highlights for the week

Arts calendar

Home front

No gifts in the future, cards only for selfish family

Family security

Owners learn worth of soft-drink memorabilia

Answering the call

Football players help build house
ATHENS, Ga. - As an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, John Brantley is used to shepherding folks with little or no construction skills through building sites.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Paul Merrill of Belvedere.

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.

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

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.

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

Owners have options when saying goodbye to pets
When Bobby and Melody Hadden, of Hephzibah, are finally laid to rest, Sport will be on one side and Princess on the other.

Across Georgia

Hodges could win despite loss

Across the area

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.

Subscriber of the day

Across the southeast

ANIC open house

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG -A police investigator in Spartanburg has been named the head of an organization dubbed the voice of law enforcement.

Results of filing satisfy parties

News you can use
June 24, 1965 A motion was filed in U.S. District Court here Wednesday asking that the Richmond County Board of Education be restrained from operating its summer school session on a racially segregated basis.

Accusations arise amid debate

Aiken studies effect of new fee

SRS neighbors have mixed views

Across Georgia

Braves sweep White Sox

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.

Across South Carolina

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

Barbecue lovers brave rain

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.

Educator is placing brochures in stores
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Terri Whitten knows that most people don't consider beauty shops and grocery stores important battlegrounds in the war against AIDS, but as one of the few AIDS-prevention educators in south Georgia, she has learned to reach out to people wherever she can.

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.

Across the southeast
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -Since North Carolina's $4.6 billion in tobacco settlement money began flowing in 1999, little has gone toward health services and only a fraction toward moving tobacco farmers into other crops, The Charlotte Observer reported Sunday.

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

Grovetown gets vote on alcohol
Grovetown residents have been eating Mexican food for nearly two years without being able to wash it down with an icy margarita.

Across the area
A teen-ager who was sought in connection with last week's burglary and theft of high-powered rifles from a south Augusta home was arrested early Sunday at a downtown bar, police said.

Facility named for jailer
AIKEN - Miss Doris would have loved the new place.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Three men taking pictures of small airplanes at a local airport were not terrorists, police said.

Aiken studies effect of new fee
AIKEN - Developer Billy Ray Cantwell has been waiting with catlike patience, watching Aiken's south side grow.

Answering the call
The Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department will hold a recruitment day at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at Station No. 7 on Central Avenue for people interested in pursuing a career in firefighting.

North Augusta gardener grows with his greenery
The more Bill Adams gives away, the happier he is.

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

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.

North Augusta gardener grows with his greenery

Subscriber of the day

Around town

News you can use

Educator is placing brochures in stores

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.

Wedding renewal

Across the area

News you can use

Owners have options when saying goodbye to pets

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Woman pleads guilty to shooting of deputy

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

Team of Weaver and Dyson wins at Watkins Glen
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- The team of James Weaver and Chris Dyson drove their Dyson Racing Ford-powered Riley & Scott to victory Sunday in the 6 Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International.

Barrichello wins European GP
NUERBURGRING, Germany -- This time, Rubens Barrichello didn't have to make way for his teammate.

It's a new world at Sonoma track

Rudd gets first win of the year

Team of Weaver and Dyson wins at Watkins Glen

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.

Barrichello wins European GP

Rudd wins Dodge-Save Mart 350

Rudd wins Dodge-Save Mart 350
SONOMA, Calif. -- With the bad luck that Ricky Rudd has had, he knows how Jerry Nadeau feels.

NASCAR notebook

Rudd gets first win of the year
SONOMA, Calif. - Ricky Rudd finally benefited from someone who has worse luck than his Sunday in the Dodge Save Mart 350 at the Infineon Raceway.

NASCAR notebook
SONOMA, Calif. - Rusty Wallace has a theory on how to end a condition known as "aero-push" to bring passing back to the sport.

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.

Titans and Nashville headed back to court

Mr. Clifford Griffin Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Clifford Griffin Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Claudia Wheelin    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Gladys Young    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Mr. Robert Robbins    (GREENSBORO, N.C.)
Mrs. Willie Weathers    (ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Claudia Wheelin
It has been only eight weeks since Marian Cheek Bateman's father, Thomas Joseph Wheelin, died.

Lt. Col. Benjamin Bailey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Ruth Goolsby
Ruth Goolsby served many roles in her life, including mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Mrs. Rosetta Bennett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Hosea Johnson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Betty Bonner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Leila Henry    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Cassandra Stewart    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Joshua Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Edward Solt Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Patrick Sherlock    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Lt. Col. Benjamin Bailey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Orena Risinger    (GLOVERVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Byron Florence Jr.    (WRENS, GA.)
Mr. David Reed    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Mr. Christopher Roberts Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Orena Risinger    (GLOVERVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Dorothy Linder    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mrs. Nancy Pratt    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Christopher Hollows    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Mr. Kenneth Norris    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. John Grimes Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Bernard Mulherin Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Joseph Coursey Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Miss Bernice Miles    (BATH, S.C.)
Mrs. Gladys Bowick    (GAINESVILLE, Fla.)
Mrs. Nancy Pratt    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Joshua Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Payer    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Walker    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Kenneth Norris    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Aubrey Adams    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Ms. Surgania Myrick    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Rosetta Bennett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Miss Bernice Miles    (BATH, S.C.)
Mr. Wallace Drumming Jr.    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mr. James McNair    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
Mrs. Hiawatha Youmans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Glance    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary McGruder    (APPLING, Ga.)
Mrs. Elfriede Hofmann    (BONNINGHEIM, GERMANY)
Mr. Charles McMahan    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Christopher Hollows    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Mr. Ronald McGill    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. William Joyner    (GIRARD, Ga.)
Miss Elaine Matthews    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Dung Mai    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Trula Maltsberger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Trula Maltsberger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jimmy Jones    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mrs. Claudia Wheelin    (MARTINEZ, GA.)
Miss Bernice Miles (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. James McNair (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Hiawatha Youmans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Elaine Matthews (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Trula Maltsberger (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bernard Mulherin Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Ruth Goolsby

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

Ms. Surgania Myrick (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Gladys Bowick (GAINESVILLE, Fla.)

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

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

Mrs. Elfriede Hofmann (BONNINGHEIM, GERMANY)

Mr. Ronald McGill (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Edward Solt Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Rosetta Bennett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Cassandra Stewart (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Walker (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Orena Risinger (GLOVERVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Trula Maltsberger (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Joyner (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Jones (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosetta Bennett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Aubrey Adams (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Dung Mai (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Miss Bernice Miles (BATH, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Claudia Wheelin (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Claudia Wheelin (MARTINEZ, GA.)

Mr. Joshua Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary McGruder (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Leila Henry (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert Robbins (GREENSBORO, N.C.)

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

Mrs. Orena Risinger (GLOVERVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Linder (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Coursey Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. David Reed (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles McMahan (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Christopher Roberts Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Claudia Wheelin

Mrs. Betty Bonner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Corley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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.

Applauds Congresswoman McKinney's truth-telling about Sept. 11
Thank God for the truth. When we read in the newspapers about U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., informing the American people that President George W. Bush and other government officials did, indeed, have advance warning about the Sept. 11 attacks, we knew for sure Ms. McKinney told the truth and nothing but the truth, so help her God. Rev. J.C. Phinizy, Augusta

Nation must return to godly path
Flag day was a time to wave the flag. For what? For freedom? I guess so - what's left of it. Wayne M. Roberts, North Augusta, S.C.

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.

Embrace of draft dodger mars Cleland's record
Recently, the Disabled American Veterans rightfully acknowledged U.S. Sen. Max Cleland's contribution to the nation in time of war. However, Mr. Cleland's accomplishments in public life leave a lot to be desired. Harry Sellers, Hephzibah, Ga.

Aiken: 211 for help
Aiken County has a head start on the bioterrorism preparedness bill which Congress passed last month. The measure calls for communities to establish a 211 service; Aiken County just got its 211 service up and running.

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

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

No tears for Downs
It's becoming clear that William "Junior" Downs' admission in court earlier this month that he kidnapped, sexually assaulted and murdered 6-year-old Keenan O'Mailia in North Augusta three years ago is part of a larger defense strategy to avoid lethal injection - and perhaps even to stay out of prison.

Story missed point of porn protest
I was disappointed in Heidi Coryell Williams' article about residents protesting the possibility of an adult book and video store opening in their vicinity. Stephanie M. LeFort, Augusta

Boycott firms flying Dixie flag
The good news is we have a choice. A prophet once said we must learn to live together as family or perish as fools, and it appears the Israelis and Palestinians have foolishly chosen to perish. Their mutual "eye-for-an-eye" strategy has blinded all paths to peace. Robert "Tunk" Martin, Edgefield, S.C

Williams' actions out of line
The Augusta-Richmond County Commissioners, as a body, is responsible for establishing policies and procedures for the operation of Augusta-Richmond County. The administrator is responsible for implementing those policies and procedures. Bill Wood, Hephzibah, Ga.

Estate tax as unfair to Democrats as it is to everyone else
In The Chronicle's recent editorial, "This tax must die," you referred to the permanent end of the inheritance tax. Some states have a variation of the inheritance tax (a tax obligation imposed on the right to receive inherited property), but the federal government does not. Terry Good, North Augusta, S.C.

Study alternatives
It wasn't long ago scientists insisted embryos were the only source for researchers to harvest stem cells that will lead to cures for everything from spinal cord injuries to Parkinson's Disease.

Overtime

Disc Golf gives May new spark

Familiar faces misses as Wimbledon opens

Pastime turns into profession for Florida man

Semifinals show shift in soccer power

Wimbledon '02 preview

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

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

Familiar faces misses as Wimbledon opens
WIMBLEDON, England -- Wimbledon will be without several familiar faces this year.

Semifinals show shift in soccer power
YOKOHAMA, Japan -- European teams have only twice failed to be in the top two in the World Cup's 72-year history - in 1930 and 1950.

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.

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.

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.

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.

State to change rules for offenders

Outdoors calendar

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

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.

Fish tale

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.

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

Late run leads Metros to title
The GA/LINA Lady 76ers were coasting to a Super Division (17 and under) championship in the third Garden City Roundball Classic Sunday at Riverview Park, but a late-game collapse cost them a chance to win their second title in three years.

Titans and Nashville headed back to court
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Negotiations have broken down between the city and the Tennessee Titans over interest money the NFL team claims it is owed.

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.

You ought to meet Jay Jay
The trouble with having grown children and no grandchildren is that you lose touch with what's cool in the toddler realms.

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.

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.

Video, your PC, and you
More and more PC users are turning their computers into video editing stations these days. Such a thing was pretty unheard of a few years ago, but the price of hardware and software has dropped so much that you can pretty much set up a professional level system in your den using a PC and a video editing card.

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.

Gamecocks return from College World Series

USC falls to Texas in College World Series

Gamecocks return from College World Series
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina couldn't show off a College World Series trophy, but the Gamecocks still came home with bragging rights on Sunday.

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
OMAHA, Neb. - Texas closer Huston Street has his own national championship story to share with his dad.

College World Series notebook

Fishermen find human arm and leg inside shark

Odds and ends

Telecommuters trade long commutes for family

You ought to meet Jay Jay

Fragments traced back to ancient asteroid collision

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

Video, your PC, and you

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