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.

Choosing All-Stars is no simple task
Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Alex Rodriguez are no-brainers. Picking the rest of the major league All-Stars, however, is no simple task.

Indians shocked by Colon trade

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."

Choosing All-Stars is no simple task

Meadows has very lofty goals

Remember the postcard project when you go on vacation

Bullpen finishes job for Millwood

Braves notebook
BOSTON - Upset by an 0-for-5 performance in Friday's game and feeling his lefthanded swing needed retooling, Chipper Jones arrived at Fenway Park at 9:15 Saturday morning to work with coach Ned Yost in the batting cages beneath the center field stands.

Eclectic group becomes baseball's most effective bullpen
ATLANTA -- They're an odd collection: the Cy Young starter-turned-closer, the guy who took 2 1/2 years off, the 28-year-old rookie.

Bullpen finishes job for Millwood
BOSTON - Today it's Kevin Millwood. Tomorrow it could be Jason Marquis. The next day, it's likely to be Tom Glavine.

Braves notebook

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.

Eclectic group becomes baseball's most effective bullpen

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.

Sore hamstring hampers Sheffield

Braves salvage victory

Long-term care insurance is not for everyone

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.

On the move
Elliott Davis Technology Solutions has promoted the following employees to senior network engineers: Will McGee, specialist in computer networking, wide-area network connectivity, and network/Internet security; and Jimmy Lister, specialist in network/Internet security and corporate e-mail systems.

License to work
Inside an auto-repair garage on Telfair Street, Jim Burdeshaw is contorted under the hood of a Buick Regal, busy replacing a broken gasket on an exhaust pipe.

License to work

Long-term care insurance is not for everyone
NEW YORK - If there's an insurance product requiring that you do your homework before you buy, it's coverage for long-term health care.

Business calendar
July 10: Georgia Tech Quality Training Series; Root Cause Analysis; 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; call 737-1414 for details.

Second-quarter problems may linger into third quarter

Older workers stay in the work force
Betty Laverty took a job as a food server at the Grovetown Senior Center last year.

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: John Deere Commercial Products

Watch that phraseology
"EXPERIENCE: Have structured a well-organized and extremely critical department."

Center attracts 2 more tenants

Low U.S. indicators have investors turning to Japan
NEW YORK - With Wall Street mired in a steep and protracted decline, it's hard to believe that the mood of mutual fund managers has improved, as a survey from Merrill Lynch & Co. indicates. But it has, and the reason is a turnaround in overseas markets including Japan.

Business briefs

Business calendar

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.

Phone contract has hang-ups

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.

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

Fruit stand owners take many paths to success

Older workers stay in the work force

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.

Pocket change

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.

Watch that phraseology

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

Consumer spending down slightly in May

On the move

Low U.S. indicators have investors turning to Japan

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.

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

Medicaid mess

Bush's bold peace bid

A vote of cash

A victory for poor kids

Fireworks and ice
SEWARD, Alaska - Sure it's a cliche. But legend has it that the highlight of Alaska's Independence Day celebration started as a bar bet.

Comics to take test drive in newspaper
There's a summer visitor coming to The Augusta Chronicle.

Arts calendar
A listing of area events.

Selection pokes fun at all in its path
With his voluminous tweed pants, green hunting cap, be-crumbed mustache and pretentious arrogance, Ignatius J. Reilly is hardly the typical hero.

Making a house a home
The yellows and pinks in Lindi Taylor's bedroom quilt are the soft hues that come only from repeated washings, but those colors were enough to convince Lindi's mother, Janet Taylor, to shrug off the small tears in the fabric and buy the needlework piece.

Home front
Homeownership is the American dream.

Follow rules of displaying and handling the U.S. flag
Dear Readers: Since July Fourth is Thursday, I think it is appropriate to dedicate this last Sunday in June to July Fourth in the form of reminders in regard to the etiquette of displaying the U.S. flag:

Around the horn
WHO'S HOT Third baseman John Hattig collected nine hits in 26 at-bats during a seven-game stretch to raise his average to .264.

Waves crash in 10th
On most nights, they only need to look across the diamond and peer into the visitor's dugout to realize they are not the most talented team in the South Atlantic League.

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

Minor league notes
The boyish face looks like it belongs in the Augusta GreenJackets dugout, not in the seats with an ear pressed to a cell phone and a nose buried in paperwork.

Inkster leads ShopRite after two rounds
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Patience put Annika Sorenstam in position to do what seemingly does every week on the LPGA tour - win.

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.

Hnatiuk has four-stroke lead after three

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

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.

Golden leads Inkster by one at ShopRite Classic

Although in the hunt, Watson laments missed chances
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Tom Watson had the type of day that every golfer experiences at one time or another.

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.

Hnatiuk has lead at St. Jude Classic

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.

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.

Inkster leads ShopRite after two rounds

O'Malley leads Irish Open

Hnatiuk has four-stroke lead after three
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Glen Hnatiuk had never led a PGA tournament before this week, much less won a title. He knows exactly how it feels to scramble to make a cut or finish in the top 10.

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.

Although in the hunt, Watson laments missed chances

Ballesteros withdraws from British Open

Bjorn, Fasth, Hansen share Irish Open lead
CORK, Ireland -- Denmark's Thomas Bjorn and Sweden's Niklas Fasth each tied the course record with an 8-under-par 63 Saturday and shared the lead with Soren Hansen after three rounds of the Irish Open.

Waves crash in 10th

Minor league notes

Remember the postcard project when you go on vacation
Here we are on the verge of July Fourth and the traditional middle of summer vacation. If you're hitting the road in the week ahead, don't forget about our summer vacation postcard project.

Trust in God urged

Proclaim 'under God' a basic truth

The system has failed all children - black and white

Readers' complaints ignored

If God is removed, he will leave us

Mother only guilty of poor judgment

Christians live their words

Phone-sale practice danger to public

Some liberals give others bad name

Moral cancer eats away at country

Letter writer needs reality check

Comics to take test drive in newspaper

Arts calendar

Home front

Fireworks and ice

Follow rules of displaying and handling the U.S. flag

Making a house a home

Selection pokes fun at all in its path

How the law is carried out varies from place to place

Across the Southeast

Church struggles to complete renovations

Our newsroom has lost a fiery force

Comics fall within advertisements

Details on SRS project outlined

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.

Strapped circuit tries to improve

Evidence delays sheriff's removal

Mental-health system to change

Exhibit lets science fans exercise in cyberspace
A new Fort Discovery exhibit effectively blends new-millennium graphics of PlayStation2 and Xbox video games with physical activity.

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.

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON -Police have charged a 24-year-old Anderson man with murder in the beating death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son.

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

Holiday roundup

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.

In the know

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

College braces for jump in freshman enrollment

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.

Chronicle wins honors for coverage, photography

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.

Deadline nears for video poker
Allen Morris knew time was running out. Mr. Morris, the owner of Augusta's A&M Amusements, got rid of his entire gambling machine inventory Thursday, just in time for the deadline set by the Georgia Supreme Court.

Holiday roundup
Fourth festivities in the Augusta area.

Across Georgia

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 area
A Clearwater man was killed in a motorcycle accident early Saturday while trying to elude police.

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

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.

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

The ecology of Thurmond Lake

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

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

Aiken County investigators examine string of robberies
The Aiken County Sheriff's office is investigating a series of armed robberies at Four Seasons Convenience Stores throughout Aiken County.

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

Across Georgia

Fireworks draw big crowd

Woman wins suit against Sears

Hopefuls' first debate addresses safety issue

Coliseum authority stalls on attorney

Rapist goes to prison for life

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.

Across South Carolina

Comics fall within advertisements
The Sunday Comics might be difficult to spot in today's newspaper.

Fourth festivities

Around the town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

New laws cover crematories, security

Across the area

Around the town

Anti-gay group pickets 'Chronicle'
About 12 people from the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., picketed outside The Augusta Chronicle on Saturday afternoon, against what they say is a promotion of gay lifestyles by Morris Communications Co., the parent company of The Chronicle.

Daughter plans to sue city of Harlem

Subscriber of the day

Fourth festivities
The marina is at 4271 Old Lincolnton Road in Leah. Activities include horseshoes, races and a watermelon seed-spitting contest. Festivities begin at 2 p.m., with music by church ensembles starting at 5 and fireworks scheduled for 9:30. Admission is $6 per car, $10 per van or $15 per bus.

Longtime USC head says his goodbyes

Fireworks draw big crowd
AIKEN - John Moses wiped the sweat from his brow as he danced dog and raccoon puppets across the damp pavement.

Across Georgia
ATHENS -An alleged victim of child abuse by the jailed leader of the United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors has filed a $1 billion federal lawsuit against him.

Hopefuls' first debate addresses safety issue
SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. - In a marked change from weeks of attack campaigning in South Carolina's gubernatorial campaign, U.S. Senate candidates Lindsey Graham and Alex Sanders spent a collegial hour Saturday debating national security.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Elizabeth Lattimore.

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.

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.

SRS fuel project gains ground
AIKEN - Despite a history of challenges, MOX gained new life at Savannah River Site last week through the passing of a Senate bill.

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

Pucker up, pooch
Judith Lascola, of North Augusta, gets a kiss from her Great Dane, Greta. They were involved in the face-washing contest at the Bark in the Park festival at Diamond Lakes Park on Saturday.

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.

Details on SRS project outlined
MOX and other projects discussed for the Savannah River Site have created questions for those outside of government and the scientific community.

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.

Strapped circuit tries to improve
STATESBORO, Ga. - Jack Williamson spends a lot of time in jails.

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.

How the law is carried out varies from place to place
ATLANTA - In Georgia, if you can't shell out thousands of dollars for a lawyer, your chances in a courtroom might have as much to do with where you live as with what you did or didn't do.

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.

Rapist goes to prison for life
ATHENS, Ga. - A Jackson County man accused of raping three college-age Athens women was sentenced to six consecutive life terms plus 90 years.

Our newsroom has lost a fiery force
Sometimes when you meet someone, you know instantly you will like him. That happened to me when I met Jerry Sanders, our assistant sports editor who retired this week.

New laws cover crematories, security
ATLANTA - The Legislature spent much of last session passing laws in response to horrific events - terrorist attacks and the discovery of hundreds of discarded corpses at a north Georgia crematory. Many of those laws go into effect Monday, July 1, a typical start date for legislation.

Across South Carolina

Longtime USC head says his goodbyes
COLUMBIA - University of South Carolina President John Palms spent his last days as chief of the state's flagship college saying goodbye to close friends and remembering nearly a dozen years of leadership that many say was more successful than expected.

Homicide suspect is found innocent

Mental-health system to change
ATLANTA - State officials are hoping the second overhaul of Georgia's mental-health services in less than a decade will restore accountability to a system plagued by neglect, mismanagement and fraud.

Neighbors agree with sentence

The ecology of Thurmond Lake
There are weeds from Africa and mud-loving clams that hail from Asia.

Dropping in

Pledge of support

News you can use

Councilman says he won't quit

Two work to reform health for minorities

Daughter plans to sue city of Harlem
The daughter of a Harlem woman who was killed by a train five months ago has put city officials on notice of her intent to sue.

Subscriber of the day

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.

Around town

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.

Cheap seats will be valuable to Falcons
Falling under the category of things that have never been written before: There is genius at work in the Atlanta Falcons organization.

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.

Biffle wins pole for GNC Live Well 250
WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- Greg Biffle took the pole, and Jim Sauter and his three sons will start in the top 10 of Sunday's GNC Live Well 250.

Biffle wins pole for GNC Live Well 250

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.

Dickau looks forward to leading Hawks to playoffs

Mrs. Catherine Cain    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Luverne Hill    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Bessie Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. William Campbell    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Harold Crocker    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Kunigunda Carpenter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mildred Stapleton    (ACWORTH, Ga.)
CPT. Lloyd Collins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Donald Palmer Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Harold Crocker
Harold Crocker had heard once that square dancing added 10 years to your life.

Mr. Felton Hawes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Beatrice Rouse    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Otis Cave Sr.    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
Mr. Albert Salem    (NEW YORK)
Mrs. Pauline Weigle    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Charles Sloan Sr.    (GREER, S.C.)
Mr. Patrick Sherlock    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Nellie Pryor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Reed    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Ms. Julia Moore    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Janette Willis    (Homemaker Martinez, Ga.)
Mrs. Virginia McGehee    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mr. Felton Hawes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Grimm    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
Mrs. Emma Henry    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Bertha Fielding    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Reed    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Ruth Watson    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Dorothy Dunn    (APPLING, Ga.)
Mrs. Aster Dent    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mr. Wade Dawkins    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Rev. Robert Cunningham    (SILVER SPRING, Md.)
Mrs. Mary Corry    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Thomas Reed
Like most good golfers, Thomas Reed talked about his bad shots because there were so few of them, his family said.

Col. Duncan Duvall    (PORT TOWNSEND, Wash.)
Mrs. Kunigunda Carpenter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Thelma Elmore    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
Mrs. Janette Willis    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mr. Donnie Mock    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Ms. Fanette Tate    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Medlock    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)
Mr. Pierce Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Virginia McGehee    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Beatrice Rouse    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Georgia Mahan    (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)
Mr. Thomas Riley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Dr. James King    (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)
Mr. Floyd Peck    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. James Johnson Sr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Norman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Bertha Fielding    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Helen McMahan    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mr. Alvin Gadsden    (NORWALK, Calif.)
Mr. Henry Jongma    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Evelyn Johnson    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mrs. Nelle Golden    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Barbara Jackson    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mrs. Pauline Weigle    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Floyd Peck (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Nellie Pryor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen McMahan (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Janette Willis (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Nelle Golden (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Alvin Gadsden (NORWALK, Calif.)

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

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

Mr. Albert Salem (NEW YORK)

Mrs. Mary Corry (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Elmore (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Janette Willis (Homemaker Martinez, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Virginia McGehee (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Fielding (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Fanette Tate (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia McGehee (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Georgia Mahan (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)

Mrs. Mary Norman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Cain (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Jongma (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Thomas Reed

Col. Duncan Duvall (PORT TOWNSEND, Wash.)

Mrs. Bessie Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Felton Hawes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Watson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Kunigunda Carpenter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Dorothy Dunn (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Fielding (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Luverne Hill (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Rev. Robert Cunningham (SILVER SPRING, Md.)

Ms. Julia Moore (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Aster Dent (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Felton Hawes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Kunigunda Carpenter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Featured obituary: Harold Crocker

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

Mrs. Barbara Jackson (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Otis Cave Sr. (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mildred Stapleton (ACWORTH, Ga.)

CPT. Lloyd Collins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Grimm (ALLENDALE, 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.

A vote of cash
Augusta Regional Airport received a much-needed grant from the federal government to help reverse the airport's misfortunes.

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.

If God is removed, he will leave us
I was appalled to read that a federal appeals court ruled that "under God" be removed from the Pledge of Allegiance. Are we, as Americans and Christians, going to sit and let this happen? Bonnie Cox, North Augusta, S.C.

Proclaim 'under God' a basic truth
When our glorious, free country was founded by our founding fathers and mothers, they spoke elegantly of our being made in the image of the deity, one God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. The Rev. Michael Lubinsky

Mother only guilty of poor judgment
If you are a parent, have you ever done anything you later regretted and knew you shouldn't have done? Phoebe Dunn, Augusta

Medicaid mess
It's impossible to quantify how much time and money hospitals lose while playing a cat-and-mouse game to maximize the funding they get from the federal government for Medicaid-eligible patients without running into trouble with the law. The rules that govern Medicare and Medicaid comprise nearly 200,000 pages; stacked on top of each other they reach five stories high.

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.

Trust in God urged
My letter is in response to a federal appeals court's decision to ban saying "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. Russell Gray, 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.

Moral cancer eats away at country
I have read many articles and seen news stories about cancer statistics in America. It seems this country is being killed by cancer. David Scarlett, Belvedere, S.C.

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

Some liberals give others bad name
In 1963 a Gallup Poll indicated that 51 percent of Americans identified themselves as liberals. Today, most people would characterize themselves as conservatives or moderates. Jim Murrah, Martinez, Ga.

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.

Phone-sale practice danger to public
I want to comment on the ignorance of people in the Central Savannah River Area when it comes to phone scams. Michelle Batchelor, Harlem, Ga.

Readers' complaints ignored
In the "Rants and Raves" section on June 22, Chronicle Managing Editor Elizabeth Adams replied to a complaint about placing the bridge column in the classified ads section, and her long explanation or defense was nothing short of silly.H.D. Smith, Clearwater, S.C.

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

Turkey defeats South Korea in World Cup

Players of the year

Last American man exits Wimbledon

Stallions get physical

Boxer shows why he's a champion

Roanoke isn't a stranger to new Stallion

Armstrong eyes fourth straight Tour de France title

Sports digest

Greek government defends cut back of Olympic projects

Reyna is first U.S. All-Star

Ronaldo's hairstyle making waves in Brazil

Boys player of the year

Overtime

Area announcements

Finalists found unity in time

In the know

Overtime

Serena, Capriati win at Wimbledon

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.

Area announcements
Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga., 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls will be accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Overtime
Former South Carolina running back Derek Watson is likely headed to South Carolina State.

In the know
Listing of upcoming sporting events.

Players of the year
Bridget Loudermilk, Silver Bluff, Sr.Loudermilk was outstanding during the Lady Bulldogs' first

Last American man exits Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England -- The last American in the Wimbledon men's singles draw was a set down Saturday and had just broken back to tie the second when someone yelled encouragement from the stands.

Rugger has diehard spirit
If you ever happen to see the Augusta Rugby Football Club in action, you'll know which player Jason Juntunen is. He'll the one with the dirtiest uniform, showing no mercy to his opponents and playing each game like it's his last.

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.

Girls player of the year
When Melanie Henkes packs up her belongings, leaves her Aiken home and travels up the road to the University of South Carolina in Columbia this fall, she's not just leaving behind a pitching legacy that will be forgotten in the next couple of years.

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.

Sports digest
Listing of sports upcoming events.

Boys player of the year
The Glenn Hills boys soccer team didn't make the Georgia Class AAAA state playoffs this year. But that doesn't take away from Misathou Batiga's contributions.

In the know
The most popular sports at the 1999 Georgia Games in Augusta, in terms of participation, were youth track and field (752), boys basketball (644), youth swimming (642), youth baseball (630) and bowling (550). A total of 10,526 athletes competed in the championships that year.

Turkey defeats South Korea in World Cup
DAEGU, South Korea -- Hakan Sukur scored the fastest opening goal in World Cup history, just 11 seconds into Turkey's 3-2 victory Saturday night over South Korea for third place in the World Cup.

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.

Kahn stands in way as Brazil chases fifth World Cup title
YOKOHAMA, Japan -- The sensational Three R's vs. the unshakable Big O.

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

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

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.

Cooking wild
Ground venison is low in fat and very flavorful. Combined with summer garden favorites such as vine-ripe tomatoes and sweet banana peppers, it makes a tasty platter of nachos suitable as an appetizer or main dish. Hot jalapeno peppers are optional, but I wouldn't make this dish without them.

Savannah shoals give visitors outdoor treat
Countless afternoons, while visiting the Augusta Canal headgates, I've gazed longingly over the concrete wall to the Savannah River below - and wondered.

Georgia strives to reduce holiday tickets on water
Georgia's wildlife rangers are trying to promote boating safety in hopes of writing fewer tickets this July Fourth weekend - and this season.

Outdoors calendar

Outdoors calendar
All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations might be required.

Savannah shoals give visitors outdoor treat

Georgia strives to reduce holiday tickets on water

NFL rookies learn the hard knocks
CARLSBAD, Calif. - Sitting in a ballroom overlooking a gorgeous golf course, 260 rookies hear about the pounding they could take playing in the NFL.

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.

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

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.

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

Cheap seats will be valuable to Falcons

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

Stallions get physical
The Augusta Stallions scored three touchdowns in the final seven minutes to beat Roanoke 54-44 in front of 2,054 fans Saturday at the Roanoke Civic Center.

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.

Colon exam can be a life saver
WASHINGTON -- A colonoscopy has been called by some doctors the "save your life screening test" because the procedure is so successful in finding precancerous polyps, removing them and preventing cancer from getting started.

MCG wins $10 million grant to study stress
Elliott Buggs offered up his right arm as he lay on his back in the dim light. Sarita Vemulapalli took it and wrapped a blue cuff around it. She then watched the screen next to her glow blue and red-orange as the blood flowed through his brachial artery.

New digital camera is small, cool, but not for pros
NEW YORK -- It's summer, which means plenty of weekend getaways. But without pictures to wow my friends at the office, it's as if those quick trips never happened.

Gamecocks' Elam gets off-field training

Gamecocks' Elam gets off-field training
A grocery store doesn't rate too high on college students' lists of exotic summer vacation spots.

Colon exam can be a life saver

Natural compound may help brain recover from stroke

New digital camera is small, cool, but not for pros

Churches plan Fourth events

Faith and fellowship calendar

Intern learning to be a shepherd to the flock

We should celebrate God's power

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