Applause calendar
FIREWORKS FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aiken Jaycees Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 1; arts and crafts show, fireworks demonstrations, food, carnival and live entertainment on two stages; 279-8017.

Video watch

Da Professor is in

Hollywood has never been afraid to take on tyrants
Being a freedom fighter is a funny thing.

Art galleries

Ramblin' Rhodes: Landers cared about people
The death June 22 of Ester "Eppie" Pauline Friedman Lederer, better known to millions of her readers as Ann Landers, brought to mind some warm memories of her visit to Augusta.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Landers cared about people

A festive Fourth
It's time, once again, to roll out the red, white and blue.

At the movies: 'Mr. Deeds'

Standing ovations
The Augusta Players will present a production of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain's tale of 19th-century boyhood, appropriately enough, in a museum. Performance are 7 p.m. today and 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the rotunda of Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for age 12 and younger. Call 826-4707.

Hollywood has never been afraid to take on tyrants

Wine and dine
Former Formosa owners Jason and Shu Lin Hsieh have opened a new restaurant, Sunny Garden Family Buffet and Grill, on Washington Road in Evans.

Wine and dine

Charlie B's serves the meals people used to get at home
As convenience foods and restaurant dining become more ingrained in the fabric of daily life, home-cooking has become a novelty.

Video watch
JUST OUT: A Beautiful Mind, Gosford Park, The Devil's Backbone, The Affair of the Necklace, Gabriela and A Rumor of Angels

Da Professor is in
Augusta hip-hop artist Da Professor attributes much of his success to the Shadow man he has in his corner - the welterweight champion of the world, Augusta native Vernon Forrest.

Mini reviews

Banality bugs latest release from Roach
A glass of warm milk and the soothing sound of mother's voice couldn't induce drowsiness as effectively as lovehatetragedy, the new release by angry-boy metalers Papa Roach.

Right tunes make road trip a hit

Right tunes make road trip a hit
This summer, millions of travelers will hit America's highways woefully unprepared. Oh, they'll fill the gas tank, check the oil, throw some sodas in the cooler and check the tires, but then they ruin it all by leaving home without the perfect road-trip music.

At the movies: 'Hey Arnold! The Movie'

At the movies: 'Mr. Deeds'
Adam Sandler's "Mr. Deeds" is not the absolute profanation of the Frank Capra original that it could have been, especially considering the remake comes from the director and co-writer responsible for Sandler's abominable "Little Nicky."

Charlie B's serves the meals people used to get at home

At the movies: 'Hey Arnold! The Movie'
"Hey Arnold! The Movie" held the attention of a roomful of otherwise active youngsters at a New York screening the other day. And as a practical matter, that may tell parents all they need to know.

Applause calendar

Concert calendar
A lisiting of area performances.

Club calendar

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.

Concert calendar

Club calendar
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a sampling of specials and entertainment at area nightclubs:

Banality bugs latest release from Roach

Art galleries
AIKEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 122 Laurens St. S.W.; recreational classes include calligraphy, painting, photography and puppetry; (803) 641-9094.

A festive Fourth

Meadows quits Westminster for new school

Indians shocked by Colon trade

Meadows quits Westminster for new school
It was January when Pete Meadows had his vision.

Indians shocked by Colon trade
CLEVELAND -- As Mark Shapiro explained his many reasons for trading Bartolo Colon, workers outside Jacobs Field set up tents Friday for a weekend "garage" sale of Cleveland Indians' merchandise and memorabilia.

Meadows has very lofty goals

Meadows has very lofty goals
What's bothered Pete Meadows the most about working in private schools for the last decade is an ability for administrators to, as he puts it, "think outside the box."

Sometimes school quizzes call for creative answers

Pitcher Lopez back on DL, Spooneybarger recalled
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves placed right-handed pitcher Albie Lopez on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with tendinitis in his pitching shoulder.

Sore hamstring hampers Sheffield

Braves salvage victory
BOSTON - The perspiration came by the gallon Friday night, and not just because fright master Stephen King was seated close enough to curse the Braves' bats.

Pitcher Lopez back on DL, Spooneybarger recalled

Braves salvage victory

Sheffield's pad causes uproar in New York

Game rained out
NEW YORK - The Mets' latest giveaway couldn't have been better timed Thursday night.

Sore hamstring hampers Sheffield
BOSTON - Gary Sheffield's left hamstring is sore, so he might fill the designated hitter role all weekend against the Boston Red Sox.

Sheffield's pad causes uproar in New York
NEW YORK - Only in the Big Apple could the size of Gary Sheffield's elbow pad cause an uproar.

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - Gross domestic product - the total output of goods and services produced in the United States - grew at a red-hot annual rate of 6.1 percent in the January-March quarter, the strongest performance in more than two years, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.

Consumer spending down slightly in May
WASHINGTON -- Consumers trimmed their spending in May by 0.1 percent, the first decrease in six months, as unusually cool weather chilled their appetite to go out and shop. Incomes rose modestly.

Schools get word out on falling loan rates
Now that she knows, Augusta State University graduate student Amy Clemons says she might consider trading in her loan payment book.

Roadside sellers offer fresh experience
Sometimes, nothing beats the heat like a refreshing slice of watermelon.

Center attracts 2 more tenants
Owners of Walton's Corner announced Friday the addition of two tenants to the 54,000-square-foot shopping center in West Augusta.

Phone contract has hang-ups
ATLANTA - Telephone users outside Atlanta could end up with better service as a result of a gigantic state government initiative, or they could end up with another utility as chaotic as natural gas.

Phone contract has hang-ups

Economy grows at sizzling 6.1 percent

Second-quarter problems may linger into third quarter
NEW YORK -- The end of the second quarter was welcomed this past week by a Wall Street eager to forget the accounting scandals and earnings concerns that have plagued the market. But there is little reason to think the next three months will be much better.

Business briefs

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Wall Street ended a truly terrible quarter with a whimper Friday when stocks retreated from a solid advance and ended the session mixed. Blue chips pulled back, while tech shares posted a slim gain.

Schools get word out on falling loan rates

Fruit stand owners take many paths to success
On some roads, produce stands are seen every few miles - some are large, some are small.

Business briefs

Center attracts 2 more tenants

Economy grows at sizzling 6.1 percent
WASHINGTON -- The economy sprang back from last year's recession, growing at an annual rate of sizzling 6.1 percent in the January-March quarter, the strongest showing in more than two years.

Consumer spending down slightly in May

Hangar nearly complete after foundation repair
A new hangar to house private jets at Augusta Regional Airport is nearing completion but not without a rocky foundation.

Fruit stand owners take many paths to success

Second-quarter problems may linger into third quarter

Hangar nearly complete after foundation repair

Clemson says Crosby out for season
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson made it official Friday - two-sport star Roscoe Crosby will miss football season.

Robinson makes quiet exit

Robinson makes quiet exit
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Bobby Robinson left Clemson the same way he's accomplished so many tasks in 17 years of athletic director - by himself and without fanfare.

Bush's bold peace bid

Two little words

Crisis of confidence

A victory for poor kids

Bountiful harvest

Little Gem has look of magnolia without size

Little Gem has look of magnolia without size
If you love everything about Southern magnolia trees except the size that they get, consider planting a Little Gem magnolia. It is a small tree covered with great foliage and accented with fragrant white flowers.

Bountiful harvest
Ray Walden's corn is as high as an elephant's eye, and his tomatoes aren't far behind.

Jackets' offense whips Waves
John Hattig pulled no punches when he was sent down from high-A Sarasota to low-A Augusta in May.

Waves down Jackets
Arnie Beyeler's resolve, not to mention his patience, has been pushed to the brink these past three weeks.

Chairman denies published report
Despite a published report stating its extinction, the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship will return to Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club in 2003.

Ballesteros disqualified from Irish Open
CORK, Ireland -- Seve Ballesteros was disqualified from the Irish Open on Thursday after taking 12 shots at the par-5 18th hole and signing for an incorrect score.

Hnatiuk, Petrovic share one-stroke lead in suspended first round at St. Jude
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Glen Hnatiuk and Tim Petrovic shot 6-under-par 65s Thursday and took a one-stroke lead over a tightly bunched leaderboard in the suspended first round of the St. Jude Classic.

Ballesteros withdraws from British Open

National donates millions
More than $3.3 million will be donated by Augusta National Golf Club to local and national charities, Chairman Hootie Johnson announced Thursday.

Hall shoots 65 for lead in U.S. Senior Open

National donates millions

O'Malley leads Irish Open
CORK, Ireland -- Peter O'Malley of Australia fired a 4-under-par 67 to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Irish Open on Friday.

Dottie Pepper returns to LPGA Tour after shoulder surgery
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Returning to the LPGA Tour for the first time this year has made Dottie Pepper feel like a rookie again.

Ballesteros withdraws from British Open
MUIRFIELD, Scotland -- Seve Ballesteros withdrew from the British Open on Friday, choosing to pass on a tournament he has won three times.

His bills paid, Mason seeks more spending money
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Winning the NFL Classic earlier this month did more for James Mason than merely earn him a long-awaited exemption on the Senior PGA Tour.

Golden leads Inkster by one at ShopRite Classic
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Kate Golden parlayed a midweek swing change into a 7-under-par 64 and had a one-stroke lead Friday after the first round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

His bills paid, Mason seeks more spending money

Dottie Pepper returns to LPGA Tour after shoulder surgery

Hnatiuk has lead at St. Jude Classic

O'Malley leads Irish Open

Golden leads Inkster by one at ShopRite Classic

Hnatiuk has lead at St. Jude Classic
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Glen Hnatiuk shot a second consecutive 6-under 65 Friday and held a one-stroke lead after the second round of the St. Jude Classic.

Hall shoots 65 for lead in U.S. Senior Open
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Walter Hall barely feels like he belongs at the U.S. Senior Open.

Waves down Jackets

Sometimes school quizzes call for creative answers
Going to school gets more difficult each day. Not only do we have the courts frowning on the Pledge of Allegiance but we also have all those questions they keep asking. (We used to call these tests.)

Porn sale is better than no sale

The system has failed all children - black and white

Book store attorney seeks fast buck

Lack of discipline can be as damaging as child abuse

Letter writer needs reality check

Christians live their words

Dropping in
Mike Holbert, of Barnwell, S.C., lands on the infield at Lake Olmstead Stadium after skydiving with three others.

Church struggles to complete renovations

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The state launched a crackdown on drunken drivers and aggressive drivers in the metro area Friday, inaugurating a special program called Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic, or HEAT.

Work starts on housing for seniors
AIKEN - Ground was broken Thursday and interest was high for the Aiken Area Council on Aging's new Windham House.

In the know

Retiree brings lawsuit
A former Medical College of Georgia employee who opted for early retirement is suing the university system, alleging that what she was promised is not being delivered.

Chronicle wins honors for coverage, photography
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - The Augusta Chronicle won 17 journalism awards and photographer Ron Cockerille won Photo of the Year in the Georgia Press Association's annual Better Newspapers Contest. The winners were announced at a banquet Friday night.

Augusta Regional negotiating with Comair
Augusta Regional Airport is negotiating to bring back direct flights on Comair, officials announced Thursday.

Across Georgia

Ex-astronaut becomes new CEO
With a trip to a Russian space station already under his belt, Joe Edwards is ready to tackle a new mission.

Retiree brings lawsuit

Man apologizes to victim's family
William "Junior" Downs struggled through emotional pauses to say that the death sentence he wanted and received Thursday was justice.

Race includes two millionaires
ATLANTA - Disclosure reports released Friday show there are at least two millionaires in the Georgia governor's race: Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes is worth $12.3 million, and Republican businessman Sonny Perdue is worth about $4.4 million.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is John Shearouse of Grovetown.

Dry spell troubles foresters
Normally, Steve Abbott would already be out West helping fight the area's unprecedented forest fires.

News you can use
JUNE 28, 1955 AIKEN - An inquest into the death of Eugene Harold Key, 9, who died hours after his bicycle crashed into a car Saturday, will be held Wednesday, Coroner James L. Gregory said.

In the know
The Columbia County Chapter of the Compassionate Friends has moved its meeting to Marvin United Methodist Church, 4400 Wheeler Road, Martinez.

Newcomer leaves Senate race
Democrat Monique K. Cheeks, who qualified to run for the 23rd District state Senate seat against incumbent Sen. Don Cheeks, D-Augusta, dropped out of the race Thursday.

Work starts on housing for seniors

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

Across the area

Gracewood must correct training
Federal inspectors who found patients in "immediate jeopardy" at Gracewood State School and Hospital have demanded immediate corrections with the threat of cutting off funding. The institution's CEO, however, said that it was a matter of training and procedure and that he was confident the corrections would be accepted.

Woman wins suit against Sears

Fruitful lesson
Fruitful lesson Linda Lavigne puts the finishing touches on a pineapple in her still life portrai

Coliseum authority stalls on attorney

Agency closes Barnwell plant
COLUMBIA - The state's environmental agency has ordered an emergency shutdown of a Barnwell uranium processing plant citing contamination and security concerns - including unguarded material that could be used to make a "dirty bomb."

College braces for jump in freshman enrollment

Camp allows children to be creative, have fun
AIKEN - Alec Forrester, 7, and Ashlan Jackson, 8, eyed each other's octopus windsocks from across the art table.

Neighbors agree with sentence
NORTH AUGUSTA - A small electric candle sits on the sill of the octagonal window in the office manager's office in Georgetown Villas, sending a message that never goes dark.

Councilman says he won't quit

Pledge of support
Aiden Cooke (left), 11, of Montmorenci, S.C., and Laura Glover, 10, of Gloverville, S.C., wave flags during the Pledge of Allegiance Rally at Veterans Park in North Augusta.

Around town

Coliseum authority stalls on attorney
The Augusta Coliseum Authority moved no closer to securing legal representation Friday morning, despite concerns from board members that at least one lawsuit may be imminent.

News you can use

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

Chronicle wins honors for coverage, photography

Across the Southeast
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -The conviction of three citrus contractors on federal slavery charges could help end the violence and farmworker mistreatment that has plagued the industry, a human rights group said Friday.

Across the Southeast

County welcomes its Polish 'siblings'

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - A Goose Creek pest control company has been limited in the type of work it can do and fined $20,000 for continually violating pesticide regulations.

Holiday roundup

Across the area
The Rev. Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., has applied for a permit to picket in front of The Augusta Chronicle on Broad Street from 2 to 3 p.m. today.

Evidence delays sheriff's removal

Across Georgia and South Carolina
CUTHBERT, Ga. -A former Randolph County school bus driver and bookkeeper, fired in 1999 because of charges he had sex with a student, is running for the Randolph County school board.

Homicide suspect is found innocent

Across the area
Two days after firing civic center General Manager Reggie Williams and one day after appointing Assistant General Manager Linda Roberts as interim manager, the Augusta Coliseum Authority has tapped a third person to direct the facility in the absence of a permanent leader.

Ruling draws large reaction

Grovetown officer quits amid inquiry
A Grovetown Public Safety officer resigned Wednesday amid allegations that she gave alcohol to three minors - the second incident of police misconduct in Columbia County this week.

Dropping in

Camp allows children to be creative, have fun

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Chris Randall.

Homicide suspect is found innocent
SAVANNAH - Even though Carlos Huntley was found innocent of three murder counts, the 23-year-old did not get to walk out of the Chatham County Courthouse a free man. He was sent back to prison, where he is serving a five-year sentence for selling cocaine.

Two work to reform health for minorities

County welcomes its Polish 'siblings'
When Jerzy Wituszynski ate his first steak in Columbia County, he was surprised that it was nearly 2 inches thick.

Neighbors agree with sentence

Hopeful has three objectives if elected in District 12 race
Charles Walker Jr., the Democratic front-runner in the 12th Congressional District race, was in Savannah this week pushing his plan to develop the Athens-Savannah-Augusta area into a biotech triangle.

Report says tritium plant may open late
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A new tritium extraction facility at the Savannah River Site may open later than expected and end up about $100 million over budget, the U.S. Energy Department's inspector general says.

Dry spell troubles foresters

College braces for jump in freshman enrollment
COLUMBIA - The largest freshman class ever at the University of South Carolina appears to be set to enroll this fall.

Pledge of support

Woman wins suit against Sears
A jury awarded an Augusta woman falsely accused of theft the maximum amount of punitive damages Friday - a quarter of a million dollars.

Man apologizes to victim's family

Subscriber of the day

Subscriber of the day

News you can use
BACK IN TIME JUNE 29, 1984The National Science Center for Communications and Electronics rapidly is turning from dream to reality, the director of the center said Thursday.

Augusta Regional negotiating with Comair

Two work to reform health for minorities
It might not be a surprise to Isiah Lineberry and the Rev. Lester Smalls that minorities in poor rural counties have less access to health care.

Newcomer leaves Senate race

New voting machines arrive
Elections officials got their first glimpse of hundreds of new voting machines set to arrive in Augusta before the 2002 general election, signaling the start of what is expected to be among the most aggressive voter-education efforts ever.

Across Georgia and South Carolina

Church struggles to complete renovations
William Wright has big plans for Union Baptist Church.

Fruitful lesson

Councilman says he won't quit
North Augusta City Councilman and community activist Kent Sullivan says he has no immediate plans of resigning despite facing charges of drunken driving for the second time in 13 months.

Gracewood must correct training

Police seize drugs, money, cars, boats
The lavish lifestyle of three alleged drug traffickers has ended.

Hopeful has three objectives if elected in District 12 race

Holiday roundup
Fourth festivities in the Augusta area.

News you can use

Doctor's employee faces drug charges
An employee of the Augusta doctor's office raided last week by narcotic agents had been indicted on federal charges of illegally dispensing narcotics.

Across South Carolina

Evidence delays sheriff's removal
Permanently removing suspended Effingham County Sheriff Jay Space from office could take three months, county officials said.

Ruling draws large reaction
Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker gave "under God" the green light Thursday.

Doctor's employee faces drug charges

The BCS's latest debugging still leaves a flawed system
Who says the collegiate geniuses, the ones who concocted the delightful system so fondly referred to as the BCS, don't listen to the will of the people?

Castroneves among newcomers as IRL returns to Richmond

Changing times force crew chiefs to adjust
ATLANTA - Tony Eury Sr. had all the credentials necessary to become a crew chief on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.

Castroneves among newcomers as IRL returns to Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. -- The SunTrust Indy Challenge will provide many drivers in the Indy Racing League another chance to get it right on a short track. For others, Saturday's race will be an introduction.

Changing times force crew chiefs to adjust

Dickau looks forward to leading Hawks to playoffs
ATLANTA -- Dan Dickau's first order of business with the Atlanta Hawks was getting a uniform number.

Jazz center Ostertag donates kidney to sister

Newspaper: NBA ready to talk with Charlotte about return
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The National Basketball Association is so serious about putting an expansion team to Charlotte that league officials will begin arena negotiations with the city next month, on behalf of potential owners, a newspaper reported Thursday.

Jazz center Ostertag donates kidney to sister
DALLAS -- With smiles, laughter and high hopes, Utah Jazz center Greg Ostertag donated a kidney Thursday to his younger sister, whose kidneys failed in March.

Dickau looks forward to leading Hawks to playoffs

Newspaper: NBA ready to talk with Charlotte about return

Mr. Daniel ONeal    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Rev. Robert Cunningham    (SILVER SPRING, Md.)
Mr. Robert Hopgood    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Emma Henry    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Rev. Robert Cunningham    (SILVER SPRING, Md.)
Mrs. Luverne Hill    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mr. Keith Johnson Jr.    (BONEVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Barbara Jackson    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mrs. Bertha Fielding    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Evelyn Johnson    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Featured obituary: Harold Crocker
Harold Crocker had heard once that square dancing added 10 years to your life.

Mr. Claud Caldwell Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Nellie Pryor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruby Wilson    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Mrs. Sally Jordan    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Patricia Webb    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Evelyn Johnson    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. James Johnson Sr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Sandra Habersham    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Felton Hawes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Dorothy Dunn    (APPLING, Ga.)
Dr. James King    (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)
Mr. Willie Collins Jr.    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Georgia Mahan    (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)
Mrs. Kunigunda Carpenter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Virginia McGehee    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Kunigunda Carpenter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Medlock    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)
Mr. Donald Palmer Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Donnie Mock    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Ms. Ellen Morton    (RICHMOND, Va.)
Ms. Julia Moore    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Donald Jordan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Donald Palmer Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. James Johnson Sr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Nellie Pryor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Melvis Jeter    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Reed    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Emma Henry    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Beatrice Rouse    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Henry Finch    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Watson    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Aster Dent    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mr. Walter Todd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Aster Dent    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Marguerite Stogner    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Mr. Harold Crocker    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Bertha Fielding    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
CPT. Lloyd Collins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Dorothy Dunn    (APPLING, Ga.)
CPT. Lloyd Collins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Janette Willis    (Homemaker Martinez, Ga.)
Mr. Wade Dawkins    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Ruth Watson    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Harold Crocker    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Albert Salem    (NEW YORK)
Mrs. Elizabeth Grimm    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
Mrs. Catherine Robinson    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Cassandra Stewart    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. William Campbell    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Ms. Francena Starnes    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Pauline Weigle    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Betty Sharp    (GRESHAMVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Sloan Sr.    (GREER, S.C.)
Mr. William Shaffer    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Alma Chance    (SARDIS, Ga.)
Mr. Donald Jordan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nellie Pryor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Dunn (APPLING, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Harold Crocker

Mrs. Emma Henry (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Dunn (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Claud Caldwell Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Rouse (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Walter Todd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

CPT. Lloyd Collins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Francena Starnes (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Luverne Hill (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Cassandra Stewart (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Jackson (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Wilson (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Crocker (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Alma Chance (SARDIS, Ga.)

Dr. James King (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

Mrs. Catherine Robinson (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Ms. Evelyn Johnson (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Sharp (GRESHAMVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Henry (AIKEN, S.C.)

CPT. Lloyd Collins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Watson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Keith Johnson Jr. (BONEVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Janette Willis (Homemaker Martinez, Ga.)

Mr. William Shaffer (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Wade Dawkins (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James Johnson Sr. (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Pauline Weigle (AIKEN, S.C.)

Rev. Robert Cunningham (SILVER SPRING, Md.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Grimm (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Aster Dent (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Rev. Robert Cunningham (SILVER SPRING, Md.)

Mrs. Ruth Watson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Julia Moore (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Finch (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia McGehee (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Webb (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Palmer Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Fielding (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Salem (NEW YORK)

Mr. James Johnson Sr. (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Georgia Mahan (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)

Mrs. Kunigunda Carpenter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Sloan Sr. (GREER, S.C.)

Mrs. Marguerite Stogner (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Felton Hawes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ellen Morton (RICHMOND, Va.)

Mr. Thomas Reed (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Melvis Jeter (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel ONeal (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Hopgood (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Evelyn Johnson (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Harold Crocker (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Sally Jordan (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Palmer Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Kunigunda Carpenter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nellie Pryor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Fielding (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Aster Dent (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Medlock (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Collins Jr. (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Pittman: Historic DeLaigle house will be saved, restored
ON MAY 10, I wrote a guest column in The Chronicle asking the community to come to the aid of the Augusta-Richmond County Historic Preservation Commission and help save the home that Mary DeLaigle built on Greene Street in 1873. Thanks to the many good citizens who responded so magnificently and the hard work of Mayor Bob Young, we are going to save the DeLaigle house.

A victory for poor kids
The U.S. Supreme Court has given children from poor families the same opportunity rich kids have had for centuries: a choice of where they go to school.

The system has failed all children - black and white
Regarding Charlie Connell's June 13 letter, concerning a letter about blacks and SAT scores. Mr. Connell stated blacks are a burden on the welfare system, burdens in the form of jailbirds and wrecking cars which send insurance rates up. Dorothy Lott, Thomson, Ga.

Letter writer needs reality check
Harry Myers' June 10 letter, "SRS conned ignorant farmers," labors under several grave misapprehensions. S.C. Alvey, Augusta

Two little words
Two words, "under God," have ignited a public maelstrom. A three-member panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - the nation's most left-wing, lunatic court - has decided that public schoolchildren in nine western states must not recite the Pledge of Allegiance as long as those two words are part of it.

Bush's bold peace bid
In his long-awaited Mideast peace proposal, George W. Bush became the first U.S. president to formally endorse the notion of a Palestinian state, but lest anyone think he had suddenly gone soft on terrorism, he took a courageous and unambiguous stand against the the current Palestinian leadership.

Crisis of confidence
"The good news," said President Bush after hearing of the WorldCom meltdown Wednesday, "is most corporate leaders in America are good, honest, open people who care deeply about shareholders and employees."

Porn sale is better than no sale
Wow, the Augusta commissioners have all finally agreed on something. Great. However, I think it is stupid to try to run out businesses that want to occupy any of the vacant properties along Gordon Highway, from the old Regency Mall to the Red Lobster restaurant near the jail. Leslie Alley, Martinez, Ga.

Book store attorney seeks fast buck
Regarding the recent adult book store conflict, to put it nicely, the people who want this ungodly, sinful store to open on Gordon Highway need to bury their sinful selves under the heaviest rock they can find. Tina K. Cloer, Augusta

Lack of discipline can be as damaging as child abuse
In reference to the lynching of concerned parents who discipline their children, I know this to be unfair - as well as the imposition of ideas and concepts onto our concerned parents by liberal law-enforcers, politicians and organizations. Charlie Hannah, Augusta

Christians live their words
This letter is in response to two people's points of view in the June 15 Chronicle. Patricia Sanford, Augusta

Pittman: Historic DeLaigle house will be saved, restored
ON MAY 10, I wrote a guest column in The Chronicle asking the community to come to the aid of the Augusta-Richmond County Historic Preservation Commission and help save the home that Mary DeLaigle built on Greene Street in 1873. Thanks to the many good citizens who responded so magnificently and the hard work of Mayor Bob Young, we are going to save the DeLaigle house.

In the know

Overtime

Greek government defends cut back of Olympic projects

Brazil vs. Germany: Two inexorable forces reach the final

Roanoke isn't a stranger to new Stallion

Stop! Thief

Overtime

Reyna is first U.S. All-Star

From W.Va. to Wimbledon: J-Mo claims another top-10 upset

Armstrong eyes fourth straight Tour de France title

Ronaldo's hairstyle making waves in Brazil

Boxer shows why he's a champion

Finalists found unity in time

Serena, Capriati win at Wimbledon

Armstrong eyes fourth straight Tour de France title
PARIS -- Lance Armstrong dominated last year's Tour de France so completely that the race was over long before riders reached the finish.

From W.Va. to Wimbledon: J-Mo claims another top-10 upset
WIMBLEDON, England -- Now appearing in the Upset Spotlight at Wild Wimbledon, where nearly anyone, it seems, can be a star for a day: Jeff Morrison.

Boxer shows why he's a champion
When Rayonta Whitfield escaped the burning house with his younger brother and two of his mom's foster children, there was an uneasiness in his soul.

Overtime
Blake Hadden, of North Augusta, shot a 31 over nine holes Tuesday to capture first place in the U.S. Kids State Championship at Jackson Golf Course in Columbia.

Ronaldo's hairstyle making waves in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Call it the stubby unicorn look. Call it a fashion statement. Call it whatever you like.

Brazil vs. Germany: Two inexorable forces reach the final
YOKOHAMA, Japan -- As favorites fell all around them, Brazil and Germany ignored the World Cup chaos and kept moving on.

In the know
Listing of upcoming sporting events.

Finalists found unity in time
YOKOHAMA, Japan - Facing humiliation, Germany and Brazil began winning soccer games.

Overtime
Augustan Elaine Montano rallied in Friday's final round to earn a top-10 finish in the Georgia Top 56 Competition, a tournament played at the Lions Club in Bremen.

Serena, Capriati win at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England -- Add Andy Roddick to the list of early losers at Wimbledon. Yevgeny Kafelnikov, too.

Greek government defends cut back of Olympic projects
ATHENS, Greece -- The Greek government on Friday defended a decision to scale back a number of Olympic sports venues because of high costs, describing some of the projects as unneeded luxuries.

Reyna is first U.S. All-Star
YOKOHAMA, Japan - First the American team upset Portugal. Then it won its first knockout-round game. Now, the United States has its first World Cup all-star.

Fishing report
The mirror-smooth water of Thurmond Lake's Chigoe Creek early Wednesday morning was pockmarked by the splashes of feeding hybrids and striped bass, ranging in size from three-quarters of a pound and up.

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or informatio

Fishing report

Fishing tournament news

Falcons sign seventh-round draft pick
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons signed seventh-round draft pick Michael Coleman on Thursday, leaving just three of their eight choices from this year's draft unsigned.

We should celebrate God's power
We were not privileged to see the things that Abraham, Isaac, Jacob or Joseph saw. We did not see the burning bush as Moses did. Our eyes did not witness the parting of the Red Sea or the Jordan River in flood before people entered the Promised Land.

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

Churches plan Fourth events
Old Glory will take center stage during July Fourth festivities at area churches and other sites.

Intern learning to be a shepherd to the flock
Intern Emily Martin's status changed from a "new" to a "cool sort of" staff person after only a few weeks at Wesley United Methodist Church in Evans this summer.

Faith digest
Elaine P. Mitchell, gospel song writer and singer, will perform a concert at 6 tonight at Living Word Christian Center, 3018 Old McDuffie Road.

Stop! Thief
After letting an interception slip through his hands earlier in the game, LaVar Rainey thought it was over.

Roanoke isn't a stranger to new Stallion
After facing Roanoke earlier this season, Carl Lyles can see a difference.

Demand for high-speed Internet access growing
NEW YORK -- Consumers' appetite for high-speed Internet access and the online activities associated with it is growing, recent surveys show.

Natural compound may help brain recover from stroke
WASHINGTON -- Injecting rats with a natural chemical called inosine caused the growth of new nerve tissue and the restoration of some functions lost after a stroke, researchers report.

Windows XP missing manual
Microsoft isn't rich because of its software alone, but because of the money it saves on user manuals.

Windows XP missing manual

Natural compound may help brain recover from stroke

We should celebrate God's power

Intern learning to be a shepherd to the flock

Faith and fellowship calendar

Churches plan Fourth events