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 augustachronicle.com/movies. The service provides theater locations and movie times.

In the know
How do you woo when the wallet is a little on the light side?

Loco tour features rising rock stars
There are few rock stars on the Locobazooka bill, and that's just the way tour organizer Dan Hartwell likes it.

Love-triangle movies are never square

Concert calendar
Listing of concerts in the area.

Standing ovations

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle.

Applause calendar

Blues guitarist passes love of music to his son
Tony Williams has the blues, and he has his father to thank for it.

In the know

Movies in a minute
Here's what some other critics are saying about current movies:

Seafood lovers may want to catch Harbor Inn

Club calendar

Gallery calendar

Club calendar
Listing of clubs in the Augusta area.

Music with a message

Love-triangle movies are never square
The triangle. In high school geometry, we are taught there is a certain beauty to the form, three sides, each with an individual angle, contributing to a cohesive whole.

Sonic Youth finally finds right 'Street'

Sonic Youth finally finds right 'Street'
For too long, there were two Sonic Youths, the rock band and the aural art project. The first played a discordant brand of college rock that never quite lived up to the potential of the group's individual parts. The second wove soundscapes so obtuse and artsy that only the most die-hard fans found them engaging.

Movies in a minute

Music with a message
Fredrick Benjamin has Bob Marley on the move.

Loco tour features rising rock stars

Seafood lovers may want to catch Harbor Inn
Augusta's newest seafood restaurant, Harbor Inn Seafood on Wrightsboro Road, serves lunch and dinner in a bustling, nautical atmosphere.

New releases

Standing ovations
The Augusta Stallions continue their run at the playoffs tonight, facing off against the Florida Firecats. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m. at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 605 Seventh St. Tickets are $7.50-$30.50. For more information, call 724-2400.

Concert calendar

Ramblin' Rhodes: Tippin has patriotic pitch
It seems appropriate that Aaron Tippin, one of country music's most patriotic performers, celebrated his 44th birthday on July 3.

New releases
Listing of the latest video releases, dates for future releases and reviews of movies to be released soon on video and DVD.

Gallery calendar
Listing of galleries in the Augusta area.

Blues guitarist passes love of music to his son

Williams' death hits home
The passing of Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams hit close to home for the Augusta GreenJackets.

Red Sox's Ted Williams dead at age 83
CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. -- Ted Williams, the Boston Red Sox revered and sometimes reviled "Splendid Splinter" and baseball's last .400 hitter, died Friday at age 83.

Williams' death hits home

All-Star rosters
Rosters for the 2002 All-Star game, to be played July 9 at Miller Park in Milwaukee:

Cubs fire Baylor
CHICAGO -- The Cubs fired manager Don Baylor on Friday and promoted Bruce Kimm from Triple-A Iowa as interim manager, team spokesman Jesse Navarro said.

Yankees shortstop leaves game after hard slide
NEW YORK -- Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter left Thursday's game after he bruised his left lower leg and sprained his knee on a hard, takeout slide by Cleveland's John McDonald.

Cubs fire Baylor

All-Star rosters

Yankees shortstop leaves game after hard slide

Red Sox's Ted Williams dead at age 83

Local folks travel the country for Fourth holiday

Millwood tames Chicago's bats

Jones ready for a new approach
ATLANTA - Andruw Jones has cooled off considerably since his average crested at .301 on June 9.

Matt Franco getting the job done

Braves pull off victory

Braves pitchers make most of batting practice
ATLANTA -- John Smoltz leaps high over the wall to steal a home run. Greg Maddux makes a running, shoestring catch. Chris Hammond hits a mammoth home run.

Millwood tames Chicago's bats
ATLANTA - At the top of Bobby Cox's wish list Friday night was a bullpen-saving performance from Kevin Millwood.

Braves pull off victory
ATLANTA - If Thursday night's matchup of two of the game's best young pitchers - 21-year-old Mark Prior, the Chicago Cubs sensation, vs. 23-year-old Jason Marquis, the budding Braves' ace - accomplished nothing else, it offered hitters a frightening glimpse of the future.

Braves pitchers make most of batting practice

Matt Franco getting the job done
ATLANTA - Asked about his .370-hitting first baseman, Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox shook his head in wonder.

Comcast merger expected
PHILADELPHIA - AT&T stockholders aiming for higher share prices are expected to vote Wednesday in favor of the planned sale of the company's cable television business to Comcast to form the nation's largest cable company.

ECB leaves all key interest rates unchanged

ECB leaves all key interest rates unchanged
LUXEMBOURG -- The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged Thursday as the euro's recent rise against the U.S. dollar relieved pressure to counter inflation risks.

EPA rules worry truckers

Business briefs
U.S. financial markets were closed Thursday in observance of Independence Day. The stock market will close today at 1 p.m.

Business briefs

Uniforms are back in style

Wall Street searching for catalyst for long-term advance

Scandals take toll on retirement, college accounts

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - Neotame, a non-nutritive sweetener said to be 7,000 to 13,000 times sweeter than sugar, has been approved for marketing as an additive in candies, soft drinks and some other products, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.

Uniforms are back in style
AMARILLO, Texas - Everyone respects a man in uniform, particularly since Sept. 11.

Wall Street searching for catalyst for long-term advance
NEW YORK -- The culprits in Wall Street's steep losses over the past seven weeks are clearly identified: concerns about earnings, doubts about the reliability of corporate accounting, fears of more terrorism. What investors are still trying to name are the factors that might lead stocks higher.

Scandals take toll on retirement, college accounts
NEW YORK -- Americans who invest in stocks and equity mutual funds for their retirement or their children's education have been taking a beating in the market, and the allegations of accounting irregularities at companies from Enron and Tyco to WorldCom and Xerox are adding to their woes.

EPA rules worry truckers
Truckers have feelings too. So when they stare down the barrel of impending Environmental Protection Agency restrictions on big-rig engine manufacturers, they are more than a little concerned.

Business briefs

Grading city services

Why forests burn

Defense and SRS

Is globe cooling?

Lawsuit abuses

Garden showcases school of Japanese koi
Ron Kelly has a different kind of backyard garden at his Martinez home.

Grass affected by fungi takes time to clear up

Garden showcases school of Japanese koi

Grass affected by fungi takes time to clear up
Q: There are two circular patches in my lawn where the grass is green in the middle but thin along the outer ring. I have had these places for a few years in my grass. Any ideas what this could be?

Jackets trounce Tourists
Two outs in the fifth. Two-run lead. Two straight walks issued by Augusta GreenJackets starter Rafael Sanchez.

Dumatrait shuts down Capital City
COLUMBIA - Phil Dumatrait tossed a two-hit shutout, and the Augusta GreenJackets split the two-game series with the Capital City Bombers with a 3-0 win Thursday.

Game report
Turning point: The Jackets took a 3-1 lead in the fourth inning with RBI singles by catcher John Nathans and center fielder Kris Coffey off Asheville starter Gerritt Simpson.

Inkster, Diaz claim share of lead at Prairie Dunes

Inkster, Diaz claim share of lead at Prairie Dunes
HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- If there's history to be made at this U.S. Women's Open, it won't come from Karrie Webb.

Gossett takes early lead at rain-soaked Western Open
LEMONT, Ill. -- Playing in Illinois seems to agree with David Gossett.

Campbell leads European Open after two rounds
STRAFFAN, Ireland -- Michael Campbell shot a 1-under-par 71 Friday for a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the European Open.

Fichardt and Moseley lead European Open

Lopez bids emotional farewell to U.S. Open
HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- With a tip of her visor and a bow to the crowd, Nancy Lopez closed out another chapter in a remarkable career.

Gossett takes early lead at rain-soaked Western Open

Cook's late charge gives him 2-stroke lead at Western

Fichardt and Moseley lead European Open
STRAFFAN, Ireland -- Darren Fichardt, beaten in a playoff at the Irish Open last week, shared the first-round lead in the European Open Thursday.

Campbell leads European Open after two rounds

Sorenstam surges to the top
HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- After a tearful farewell from Nancy Lopez and a shocking departure by Karrie Webb, the U.S. Women's Open shifted into a survival mode Friday.

Golfers flock to Grand Strand

Sorenstam surges to the top

Sorenstam surges to the top
HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- After a tearful farewell from Nancy Lopez and a shocking departure by Karrie Webb, the U.S. Women's Open shifted into a survival mode Friday.

Tom Jenkins ties course record at Canada Senior Open
LASALLE, Ontario -- Tom Jenkins tied the course record with an 8-under-par 63 Friday for a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the Canada Senior Open.

Cook's late charge gives him 2-stroke lead at Western
LEMONT, Ill. -- John Cook is 44 and has been on the PGA Tour for 23 years. He's got a 16-year-old son who can outdrive him and a neighbor by the name of Tiger Woods who is leading golf's youth movement.

Sorenstam surges to the top

Lopez bids emotional farewell to U.S. Open

Golfers flock to Grand Strand
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - It wasn't long after the World Trade Center's collapse that Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday's Mickey McCamish heard the fear and worry from several owners and managers of the Grand Strand's 120 courses.

Dumatrait shuts down Capital City

Game report

Jackets trounce Tourists

Rangers, Richter agree to terms
NEW YORK -- Goalie Mike Richter agreed to terms Thursday night with the New York Rangers, the only NHL team he has ever played for.

Selanne takes pay cut to stay with Sharks

Selanne takes pay cut to stay with Sharks
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- In the middle of another bonanza summer for NHL free agents, Teemu Selanne astonished his general manager with his decision to take a pay cut.

Local folks travel the country for Fourth holiday
Many of you were celebrating America's birthday this week by traveling across the country itself. Let's see who went where.

Baseball legend dies
CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. -- Ted Williams, the Boston Red Sox revered and sometimes reviled "Splendid Splinter" and baseball's last .400 hitter, died Friday at age 83.

SRS 'refugee' rebuts charge ignorant farmers were conned

Anti-nuclear ad fails to convince local supporter

Make tree-huggers pay for fire ruins

N-waste shipment dangers a big lie

Framers' intentions not respected by liberal courts

'Under God' not for state religion

Cars and bikes don't mix

Latino hopefuls make historic run
ATLANTA - When the Georgia General Assembly convenes for its 2003 session in January, voters likely will have elected the first Latino lawmakers in the state's history.

Teens visit after lake rescue
Twenty-four hours after pulling him from Thurmond Lake, Kenneth Smith and Eddie Shouse stood next to Cecil Conklin's hospital bed Friday.

Deputies catch man wanted in child abuse
A man accused of sexually assaulting two Jackson children Thursday was captured Friday night.

News you can use

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

Gates will help in evacuations

Subscriber of the day

Latino hopefuls make historic run

Across the area
The Aiken Department of Public Safety is searching for an Aiken man who eluded officers and search dogs for the second time Thursday.

Spectators turn out at Riverwalk Augusta for fun, fireworks

Across South Carolina

Class on Islam gains notice online
ATHENS, Ga. - Enter Alan Godlas' Islamic studies Web site, and you could be sharing electronic space with devout Christians, agnostics, perhaps even members of al-Qaida holed up in a desert cave, surfing the Net.

Court has sweet tooth, audit finds

Doctors face long schedule
Scott Rahimi was looking forward to being on call Friday night at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

News you can use

Across the area

Doctors face long schedule

Compassionate Friends relocates meeting

Power generation shrinks with river
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Water resources officials are concerned that the state's four-year drought is beginning to affect electric power generation and some municipal water systems.

Governor calls for delay on Northern Arc highway

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - Patients insured by Blue Cross and Blue Shield will have to pay more if they want to use the emergency room at Oconee Memorial Hospital after doctors cut ties with the company.

Police seize video poker stash

Across Georgia

Man balances work, life on quest for best body

News you can use
BACK IN TIME JULY 6, 1962 The Richmond County Board of Commissioners officially set Sept. 12 as a referendum date for a $5 million bond issue for the new University Hospital. Thursday's action followed a lengthy discussion.

Man balances work, life on quest for best body
When police officers and firefighters take the stage today for the Mr. Georgia bodybuilding contest, Richmond County will be represented by a deputy who balances his job with a family, a nightly radio gig and his twice-daily workout sessions.

Georgia Southern has its slice of tradition
STATESBORO, Ga. - The University of Georgia has its giant outdoor cocktail party; Georgia Tech has its rambling wreck. And Georgia Southern?

Georgia Southern has its slice of tradition

Subscriber of the day
Pat Rucker is today's subscriber of the day.

Harlem rail crossing closes for study
A railroad crossing in Harlem will be closed while local and state transportation officials study the site.

Deputies catch man wanted in child abuse

Subscriber of the day

Around town

Deputy honored for valor

Class on Islam gains notice online

Court has sweet tooth, audit finds
DARIEN, Ga. - The McIntosh County Magistrate Court spent hundreds of dollars in court funds on candy, soft drinks, chips and coffee creamer, along with some office supplies, an auditor's report shows.

Libraries are cool
Soren Granger, 2 1/2 , of Aiken, uses a set of cups to practice matching sizes with her mother, Sallie.

Spectators turn out at Riverwalk Augusta for fun, fireworks
July Fourth along Augusta's riverwalk was the sort of day that makes it difficult to imagine living anywhere else.

Drama ends as playhouse, city agree to tentative lease
The city of Aiken and Aiken Community Playhouse have completed a tentative lease agreement for the multimillion-dollar performing arts center.

Across the Southeast

Lottery officials forecast big profit
COLUMBIA - Lottery officials say it's a good bet the new games will exceed the $80 million goal for the past six months by several million dollars.

Guests will teach art in the classroom

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - An attorney for the man accused of killing Atlanta socialite Lita McClinton Sullivan says his client, Anthony "Tony" Harwood, has information that prosecutors can use against James Sullivan, who has been charged with ordering his wife's slaying in 1998.

Across the area

Crash in Virginia kills 3
A Grovetown man and his two grandchildren died after a two-car collision Saturday in Sussex County, Va., near the North Carolina border.

Across Georgia

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Power generation shrinks with river

The taste of summer

Hearing is delayed for man accused of rape

Park lifeguards have tough task
AIKEN - Laid-back tanning and watching bikinis. That's how a lifeguard's job is commonly thought of.

Deputy honored for valor
It was quitting time for Deputy Anthony Consiglio when the call came over his radio that pit bulls were viciously attacking an Augusta woman two blocks away.

Georgia shows its patriotism

Drama ends as playhouse, city agree to tentative lease

Doctor will go to Kosovo
It's about to be a whole new world for Donald Loebl. Dr. Loebl, an associate professor of medicine at the Medical College of Georgia who specializes in rheumatology, is on his way to Kosovo for a 90-day mission. As an Army reservist, he'll be part of Operation Enduring Freedom, an international peacekeeping effort.

Barr has new look in House campaign

News you can use
BACK IN TIME JULY 5, 1950 More than 500 residents, ex-residents, visitors and graduates of Fleming school attended the ninth annual Fleming Community homecoming yesterday at the community house.

The taste of summer
On July 3, Shirley Savage came to the state farmers market to help her father unload a truck bed's worth of watermelons.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH -A House candidate has been cleared of assault and battery charges after a June road rage case.

Police seize video poker stash
Richmond County vice officers serving a search warrant seized "an ocean" of video poker machines, estimated to be worth millions, from a warehouse Friday afternoon.

Across the area
A south Augusta woman died Thursday after an accident with an all-terrain vehicle.

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

Gates will help in evacuations
SAVANNAH - The orange and white striped gates, resembling a pair of football goal posts standing 20-feet high, look as if they were made to stop traffic at a railroad crossing.

Guests will teach art in the classroom
An Arts Infusion Conference will be held July 25-27 at John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet High School, 1114 Telfair St. The registration deadline is July 10.

Barr has new look in House campaign
NORCROSS, Ga. - Rep. Bob Barr, the fiery Clinton impeachment manager who loves to rail against liberals, has been promoting a kinder, gentler side as he seeks a fifth term against a fellow Republican congressman.

Across Georgia
NEWNAN -A 19-member law enforcement panel has recommended revoking a Coweta County police chief's certification as an officer.

Governor calls for delay on Northern Arc highway
ATLANTA - After months of supporting the Northern Arc, a $2.6 billion road project north of Atlanta, Gov. Roy Barnes said Friday the highway should be put on hold while lawmakers examine state ethics laws and how they apply to the project.

Across the Southeast
WENTWORTH, N.C. -Rockingham County's largest tourist attraction has closed because the foundation that runs the Chinqua-Penn estate can no longer afford to keep its museums and gardens open.

Subscriber of the day
Jack P. Woodward is today's subscriber of the day.

Georgia shows its patriotism
ATLANTA - Throughout the state, Georgians celebrated the country's Independence Day with road races, parades, family picnics, concerts and fireworks.

Park lifeguards have tough task

Hearing is delayed for man accused of rape
An administrative court hearing has been postponed until next week for Aaron LeBlanc, a former Augusta resident who's been held since March in Gaston County, N.C., on sexual assault charges.

Harlem rail crossing closes for study

Baseball legend dies

All-Star selection cements Smoltz's role
ATLANTA - With his neatly trimmed beard and a set of golf clubs always at the ready, Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz is hardly the picture of the extreme athlete.

Harvick's hopes for fresh start begin with pole victory

Busch race lacks Winston regulars
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR Busch Series races at Daytona International Speedway often have a decidedly Winston Cup flare because so many drivers from the senior circuit moonlight on the support series.

Racing groups try to gain an edge
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - When it comes to racing at the Daytona International Speedway, there really is strength in numbers.

Bodine looking for any respect
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Geoffrey Bodine doesn't know what he's done to cause so many people to turn their backs on him but he does know this: After spending nearly 20 years trying to demand respect on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, he no longer cares who likes him.

Bodine looking for any respect

No decision yet for Rudd, but retirement looking unlikely
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Ricky Rudd is still figuring out his future in racing, but sounded Thursday like he's leaning toward sticking around a little longer.

Harvick's hopes for fresh start begin with pole victory
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Friends are as hard to come by as victories for Kevin Harvick these days. Acquiring a reputation as a reckless bad sport on a losing streak can do that to a guy.

Earnhardt contemplates his future
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - So much has been made of the future of Dale Earnhardt Inc. that it was easy to miss an important part: Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Earnhardt contemplates his future

Racing groups try to gain an edge

No decision yet for Rudd, but retirement looking unlikely

Busch race lacks Winston regulars

Pacers sign first-round draft pick
INDIANAPOLIS -- Fred Jones, the 14th overall pick in last week's NBA draft, signed with the Indiana Pacers on Friday.

Pacers sign first-round draft pick

Storm tops Rockers

Mr. Wallace Hyman    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mr. Benjamin Baldy Sr.    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mr. John Denton    (ARCHER, Fla.)
Mrs. Bessie Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Rebecca Knox    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Dennis Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Brad Gibson    (EVANSTON, Wyo.)
Mr. James Pardue    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Mr. Rudolph Fason    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Maude Padgett    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
SFC Manuel Lopez    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mr. Willie McAlhany    (SALUDA, S.C.)
Mrs. Jonelle Johnson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
SFC Manuel Lopez    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mrs. Laura Hughes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Gerald Lapp    (McCORMICK, S.C.)
Mr. Rudolph Fason    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jackie Kelly    (DEARING, Ga.)
Mrs. Belva Carpenter    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Ossie Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Martha Boyd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Ezell Johnson    (DEARING, Ga.)
Mr. Pratt Marion    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Morris Hazel    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
LTC Gerald Lapp    (McCORMICK, S.C.)
Mr. George Hamilton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Jessie Kelley    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
Featured obituary: Benjamin Baldy
Benjamin Baldy was a bit of a rebel.

Mr. Joseph Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Benjamin Baldy Sr.    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mrs. Ula Humphrey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Angela Ashcraft    (HARLEM)
Ms. Lucille Graham    (AUGUSTA)
Mrs. Blossom Teffeteller    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mr. Daniel Florence    (BLYTHE, Ga.)
Mr. Lavern Toole    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. Morris Shorts    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Arthur Dubose    (AIKEN, SC)
Ms. Edith Bartley    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Minnie Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Jeanette Rushing    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mrs. Margie Brookins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mabel Ross    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Donna Webb    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Dennis Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. William Wheat    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mr. David Nixon Jr.    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Mary Smalley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Willie McAlhany    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Xilena Abellan    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Ruby Terrell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. OBryant Williams Jr.    (BOSTON, Mass.)
Mrs. Lorene Thompson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Brad Gibson    (EVANSTON, Wyo.)
Mr. Morris Shorts (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Ezell Johnson (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Ossie Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wallace Hyman (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Xilena Abellan (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Pratt Marion (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Brad Gibson (EVANSTON, Wyo.)

Mrs. Ula Humphrey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SFC Manuel Lopez (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

LTC Gerald Lapp (McCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Dennis Pope (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John Denton (ARCHER, Fla.)

SFC Manuel Lopez (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Jonelle Johnson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Dennis Pope (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. David Nixon Jr. ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Hamilton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. OBryant Williams Jr. (BOSTON, Mass.)

Mr. Gerald Lapp (McCORMICK, S.C.)

Ms. Lucille Graham (AUGUSTA)

Ms. Mary Smalley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mabel Ross (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Rudolph Fason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Dubose (AIKEN, SC)

Mrs. Margie Brookins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Angela Ashcraft (HARLEM)

Mr. Benjamin Baldy Sr. (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorene Thompson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Rudolph Fason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Benjamin Baldy Sr. (JACKSON, S.C.)

Ms. Edith Bartley (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mr. William Wheat (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Hughes (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Willie McAlhany (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mr. Daniel Florence (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Maude Padgett (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha Boyd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Donna Webb (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Benjamin Baldy

Mr. Jackie Kelly (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Knox (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Terrell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Morris Hazel (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Minnie Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Pardue (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Brad Gibson (EVANSTON, Wyo.)

Mr. Lavern Toole (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Jessie Kelley (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Willie McAlhany (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Jeanette Rushing (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Belva Carpenter (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Blossom Teffeteller (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Lawsuit abuses
The skin magazine Penthouse got in a ton of legal trouble when it ran a series of pictures in its June edition of a topless woman sunbather identified as tennis sex kitten Anna Kournikova - it turned out the young lady wasn't Kournikova at all. It was the daughter-in-law of a prominent Italian fashion designer.

Make tree-huggers pay for fire ruins
The still-burning wildfires in the West were made much worse due to environmentalists blocking any actions to harvest timber and remove burnable debris in the forest. Paul Beck, Martinez, Ga.

Framers' intentions not respected by liberal courts
The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." Robert Smock, Hephzibah, Ga.

Grading city services
An Augusta Commission subcommittee is setting up performance standards to evaluate city Administrator George Kolb. Kolb's contract calls for the commission and mayor to conduct the review annually but, when the administrator's one year anniversary was up in April, he had to remind the commission to get on it. Better late than never.

SRS 'refugee' rebuts charge ignorant farmers were conned
Regarding Harry Myers' June 10 letter, "SRS conned ignorant farmers." I happen to be a "refugee" from Savannah River Site, having been born in Dunbarton, S.C., and raised during the Depression by an "ignorant farmer" along with seven siblings. All graduated from high school, and we never did go hungry or lack for the necessities of life. S. Gilmore Eaves, M.D., New Ellenton, S.C.

Why forests burn
"The policies that are coming from the East Coast, that are coming from the environmentalists, that say we don't need to log, we don't need to thin our forests, are absolutely ridiculous. No one on the East Coast knows how to manage these fires and I, for one, have had it."

Defense and SRS
The impact of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States are plain to see in Congress' jacked-up defense budgets. The Democrat-controlled Senate passed by the near unanimous margin of 97-2 a $393 billion Defense Authorization bill - a whopping $50 billion more than last year and $40 billion more than the House's defense appropriation bill.

Cars and bikes don't mix
Driving down the road in North Augusta, S.C., you've probably seen the signs that say "Share the Road - with Bicyclists. This makes no sense to me. A 50-pound piece of metal going 20 miles per hour and a two-ton piece of metal going 55 miles per hour just don't mix. It's going to end up with someone getting in a deadly accident, because motorists have to swerve in and out of the lanes to avoid hitting the bicyclists. Morris Pridgen, North Augusta, S.C.

'Under God' not for state religion
In regard to the Ninth Circuit Court ruling to omit the phrase "under God" from our Pledge of Allegiance, now is the time for all Christians to stand up, come forward and express themselves. James R. DeLoach, Graniteville, S.C.

N-waste shipment dangers a big lie
I hope his recent silence means that Gov. Jim Hodges has given up his silly civil disobedience campaign against the shipment of plutonium to SRS and is ready to accept the rule of law. Don Hostetler, North Augusta, Ga.

Anti-nuclear ad fails to convince local supporter
On June 30 Citizens Against Radioactive Transport to Yucca published a large ad in The Chronicle's editorial section urging that radioactive wastes be retained in Georgia. Fred Christensen, Aiken, S.C.

Is globe cooling?
It's an article of faith among hysterical environmental activists that carbon emissions generated by industrial nations are contributing to, if not causing, global warming - the so-called gaseous "greenhouse effect" that's melting the icecaps and will trigger massive and destructive climate changes.

Stallions suffer loss

Sister act nothing new to mother

A quick exit for the two-time defending champion

Stallions have lots to prove

Hewitt beats Henman in straight sets to reach final

Overtime

Serena, Venus meet in all-Williams Wimbledon final

No surprise: Williams sisters in Wimbledon final

Hewitt has to wait a while to win, faces Henman next

Three-time champion Armstrong still gets jitters as race nears

Armstrong has edge

Overtime

Armstrong has edge
LUXEMBOURG - Lance Armstrong's toughest competition in his quest for a fourth Tour de France title might come from within.

Overtime
Kenyans Paul Kosgei and Lornah Kipligat won the men's and women's divisions of the 10K Peachtree Road Race on Thursday in Atlanta.

No surprise: Williams sisters in Wimbledon final
WIMBLEDON, England -- The novelty is gone. A Wimbledon final Saturday, the French Open final a month ago, the U.S. Open final last fall. All Williams vs. Williams, sisters at the top of the tennis world, making history every time they meet.

Hewitt beats Henman in straight sets to reach final
WIMBLEDON, England -- Lleyton Hewitt is going to the Wimbledon final for the first time and Tim Henman is going out as a semifinal loser for the fourth time.

Sister act nothing new to mother
WIMBLEDON, England - Venus vs. Serena Williamsin another Grand Slam final: Their mother, Oracene, has been there before.

Serena, Venus meet in all-Williams Wimbledon final
WIMBLEDON, England -- The Williams sisters. Venus and Serena. Serena and Venus. And as they say at the All England Club: Miss Williams and Miss Williams.

Three-time champion Armstrong still gets jitters as race nears
LUXEMBOURG -- Three-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong still gets nervous about cycling's premier race.

A quick exit for the two-time defending champion
HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- Shortly after she finished with a 12-foot par putt that didn't matter, Karrie Webb slipped on her tennis shoes and walked briskly through the parking lot at Prairie Dunes Country Club early Friday afternoon.

Overtime
Cortland Lowe's impressive run in the North/South Amateur Championship came to an end in Friday's championship match.

Hewitt has to wait a while to win, faces Henman next
WIMBLEDON, England -- Lleyton Hewitt grabbed a big lead in his Wimbledon quarterfinal, then wasted four match points.

Schooling fish attract Thurmond fishermen

Schooling fish attract Thurmond fishermen
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle.

Path to peace
A short distance from the baseball fields behind the Episcopal Church of Our Savior in Martinez lies a pilgrim's path into a Middle Ages devotion - a labyrinth.

Prison ministry reaches out to youth
The first time Devon Harris visited a juvenile detention center in 1994, his mind was on his wallet.

Faith digest
With "Freedom in Christ" lettered across their backs, 150 to 200 Baptist volunteers will work hospitality tents at the Georgia Games Friday through Sunday, July 21.

His blessing starts with blessing God
The attack that brought down the World Trade Center towers and damaged the Pentagon sent shock waves of horror, anger and fear through the hearts of all Americans. Now we know that there are people who are so evil and hate us so deeply that they are willing to use any method to remove us from the face of the earth.

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

All-Star selection cements Smoltz's role

Stallions have lots to prove
Glen Gauntt is ready for tonight. The Stallions quarterback threw three interceptions and lost a fumble in the first 37 minutes of Augusta's game at Roanoke last week. However, he rebounded with five second-half touchdown passes and a 5-yard scoring run that sealed the Stallions' 54-44 comeback win over the Steam.

Stallions suffer loss
A season's worth of ugly wins finally caught up with the Augusta Stallions on Friday night.

Company offers digital toys
Fisher-Price toys are part of being a toddler and one of the classic brands is Little People, but we live in a digital age and the Little People have moved from plastic to pixels in Knowledge Adventure's Fisher-Price Little People Discovery Airport.

Study: men may be over-diagnosed with prostate cancer
WASHINGTON -- Many men over 60 are receiving unnecessary surgery and other treatments for prostate cancer even though the disease is unlikely to progress far enough to cause health problems, according to one analysis.

Be all you can be - digitally - in new Army recruiting game
WASHINGTON -- Attempting to woo computer-savvy young people, the Army will release on July 4 the first installment of an ambitious new computer game that will let players be all they can digitally be.

Storm tops Rockers
CLEVELAND -- Sue Bird had 16 points and 12 assists to lead the Seattle Storm to a 73-65 comeback victory over the Cleveland Rockers on Friday night.

Company offers digital toys

Be all you can be - digitally - in new Army recruiting game

Study: men may be over-diagnosed with prostate cancer

Prison ministry reaches out to youth

Faith digest

Faith and fellowship calendar

Path to peace

His blessing starts with blessing God