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.

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."

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

Ramblin' Rhodes: Landers cared about people

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.

Concert calendar

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.

A festive Fourth

Concert calendar
A lisiting of area performances.

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.

Da Professor is in

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.

Right tunes make road trip a hit

Wine and dine

At the movies: 'Mr. Deeds'

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

At the movies: 'Hey Arnold! The Movie'

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

Video watch

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.

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

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.

Hollywood has never been afraid to take on tyrants

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.

Banality bugs latest release from Roach

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.

Applause calendar

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

Art galleries

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

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.

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."

Meadows quits Westminster for new school

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

Indians shocked by Colon trade

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

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.

Braves salvage victory

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

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.

Pitcher Lopez back on DL, Spooneybarger recalled

Sheffield's pad causes uproar in New York

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.

Business briefs

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.

Second-quarter problems may linger into third quarter

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
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.

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

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
On some roads, produce stands are seen every few miles - some are large, some are small.

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.

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

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

Center attracts 2 more tenants

Hangar nearly complete after foundation repair

Phone contract has hang-ups

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.

Fruit stand owners take many paths to success

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

Economy grows at sizzling 6.1 percent

Robinson makes quiet exit

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
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.

A victory for poor kids

Crisis of confidence

Bush's bold peace bid

Two little words

Little Gem has look of magnolia without size

Bountiful harvest

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 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.

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.

O'Malley leads Irish Open

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.

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.

National donates millions

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.

Ballesteros withdraws from British Open

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

Hnatiuk has lead at St. Jude Classic

His bills paid, Mason seeks more spending money

Golden leads Inkster by one at ShopRite Classic

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dottie Pepper returns to LPGA Tour after shoulder surgery

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.)

Lack of discipline can be as damaging as child abuse

Christians live their words

Porn sale is better than no sale

Letter writer needs reality check

The system has failed all children - black and white

Book store attorney seeks fast buck

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.

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.

Fruitful lesson

In the know

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

Camp allows children to be creative, have fun

Retiree brings lawsuit

Around town

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.

Chronicle wins honors for coverage, photography

Subscriber of the day

Across the Southeast

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

Across South Carolina

Across the area

Holiday roundup

Doctor's employee faces drug charges

Evidence delays sheriff's removal

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

Homicide suspect is found innocent

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.

Church struggles to complete renovations

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.

Neighbors agree with sentence

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.

Woman wins suit against Sears

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.

Dropping in

Holiday roundup
Fourth festivities in the Augusta area.

College braces for jump in freshman enrollment

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

News you can use

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.

Coliseum authority stalls on attorney

Pledge of support

Two work to reform health for minorities

Hopeful has three objectives if elected in District 12 race

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Man apologizes to victim's family

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.

Augusta Regional negotiating with Comair

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.

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.

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

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

Councilman says he won't quit

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

Subscriber of the day

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 Georgia

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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."

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.

Work starts on housing for seniors

Ruling draws large reaction

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.

County welcomes its Polish 'siblings'

Newcomer leaves Senate race

News you can use

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.

Gracewood must correct training

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

Across Georgia and South Carolina

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Newspaper: NBA ready to talk with Charlotte about return

Jazz center Ostertag donates kidney to sister

Dickau looks forward to leading Hawks to playoffs

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.

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.

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

Mr. Robert Hopgood (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alma Chance (SARDIS, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Felton Hawes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Robert Cunningham (SILVER SPRING, Md.)

Mrs. Bertha Fielding (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Dunn (APPLING, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Sharp (GRESHAMVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

CPT. Lloyd Collins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janette Willis (Homemaker Martinez, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Walter Todd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Robert Cunningham (SILVER SPRING, Md.)

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

CPT. Lloyd Collins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Melvis Jeter (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Dunn (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Sally Jordan (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Kunigunda Carpenter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Featured obituary: Harold Crocker

Mr. Donald Jordan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nellie Pryor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Aster Dent (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Luverne Hill (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Watson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Jackson (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Finch (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia McGehee (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Ellen Morton (RICHMOND, Va.)

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

Mrs. Patricia Webb (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Salem (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Bertha Fielding (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Aster Dent (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Kunigunda Carpenter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Georgia Mahan (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)

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

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

Mrs. Cassandra Stewart (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Ruth Watson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Wilson (WADLEY, Ga.)

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

Ms. Julia Moore (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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."

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.

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

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.

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

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

Boxer shows why he's a champion

Greek government defends cut back of Olympic projects

Stop! Thief

Finalists found unity in time

Overtime

Ronaldo's hairstyle making waves in Brazil

Reyna is first U.S. All-Star

Brazil vs. Germany: Two inexorable forces reach the final

Armstrong eyes fourth straight Tour de France title

Roanoke isn't a stranger to new Stallion

Serena, Capriati win at Wimbledon

Overtime

In the know

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

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.

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.

In the know
Listing of upcoming sporting events.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 tournament news

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

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.

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

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Windows XP missing manual

Faith and fellowship calendar

Churches plan Fourth events

We should celebrate God's power

Intern learning to be a shepherd to the flock