Concert calendar
EDWIN MCCAIN: Georgia Games Championships opening ceremony, tonight, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.

Budget revelry
Do you know how to find some cheap thrills? No, not that kind. We're looking for ideas on how to spend a day (or night) on the town for $30 or less. We'll publish the results in the July 19 edition of Applause. Entries are due by 6 p.m. Monday, July 15.

Cowboy Envy ropes rodeo gig
Cowboy Envy, the harmonizing Western music trio from Atlanta, is fast becoming the envy of other Georgia musical groups with performances at national venues such as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Cowboy Envy ropes rodeo gig

Singer is happy with his career
Seven years ago, Edwin McCain was the anointed Wunderkind of the music industry.

At the movies: 'Road to Perdition'

At the movies: 'The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course'
You may be wondering, as I did: Does the world really need a feature-length movie about crocodile hunter Steve Irwin? Especially after three installments of Paul Hogan's "Crocodile Dundee" series, each of which was lamer than the last?

Boozy films hit right note

Event marks Bastille Day
Leone Pispisa celebrates Independence Day twice.

Diners can take a bite out of history at The Peppermill

'Timing' satirizes everyday events
If Twilight Zone scribe Rod Serling had written with chuckles rather than chills in mind, the results might have been similar to All In The Timing.

Caitlin Cary promotes solo album in concert

At the movies: 'Road to Perdition'
In these mindless, muggy days of summer, when the multiplexes are teeming with talking dogs and teenage do-gooders, the movie you really should see finally has arrived.

Concert calendar

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

At the movies: 'The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course'

Boozy films hit right note
Being lost in the bottle, without a truck or dog or woman to love, has always provided the backbone of country music. The strum and twang of country is fueled by human emotion, usually of the negative varietal.

Applause calendar

Freedom to compete
Although there will be singing and dancing at the Georgia Games Championships opening ceremony, the real stars are the athletes.

Video watch

Diners can take a bite out of history at The Peppermill
Evans has an elegant new lunch and dinner spot, The Peppermill, just across the parking lot from Wal-Mart on Washington Road.

'Timing' satirizes everyday events

Rock on
Undeterred by the July heat, nearly 4,000 fans descended on the Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds Saturday for the Locobazooka Tour. The event features national acts, rising stars and local bands in an afternoon (and evening) of heavy rock.

At the movies: 'Reign of Fire'

Caitlin Cary promotes solo album in concert
As second-in-command of the legendary alt-country act Whiskeytown, Caitlin Cary spent years in the shadow of the band's magnetic front man, Ryan Adams.

Club calendar

At the movies: 'Reign of Fire'
If dragons decimated our world, leaving ashen ruins and a few pocketfuls of people behind, the survivors might well envy the dead.

Rock on

Applause calendar
BASTILLE DAY: Celebration of French national holiday noon Sunday, Jensen't Wymberly, 4600 Columbia Road; 860-8778.

Event marks Bastille Day

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.

Singer is happy with his career

Video watch
JUST OUT: A Walk To Remember, The Royal Tenenbaums, Hart's War, Impostor and No Such Thing

Freedom to compete

Mini reviews

Budget revelry

Contraction decision delayed
NEW YORK - Baseball's labor talks resumed Friday with players and owners giving the arbitrator in the contraction grievance an extension until next month.

Indians fire manager Charlie Manuel

Contraction decision delayed

Williams' daughter makes plea to John Glenn, Presidents Bush
INVERNESS, Fla. -- Ted Williams' oldest daughter is urging former astronaut John Glenn, President Bush and his father to help stop her half brother from keeping the body of the baseball great in deep freeze.

Williams' daughter makes plea to John Glenn, Presidents Bush

Indians fire manager Charlie Manuel
CLEVELAND -- Charlie Manuel wanted to remain manager of the Cleveland Indians so badly that it cost him the job he loved.

Postcards keep on coming in from all corners of the country

Braves prevail with late rally

Braves top Expos
MONTREAL -- The Atlanta Braves picked up right where they left off.

Braves notebook
MONTREAL - Mike Remlinger described his first All-Star experience as "unbelievable," even though he brought back more than just fond memories from the game in Milwaukee.

Braves notebook

Braves prevail with late rally
MONTREAL - When Atlanta Braves starter Greg Maddux departed after five innings Friday night, you could almost hear head trainer Dave Pursley mutter to the stars, "Better check the warranty on the whirlpool."

Braves top Expos

Jones searches for hitting stroke
MONTREAL - If extra hitting translates to base hits, Atlanta Braves left fielder Chipper Jones should finish the year hitting .400.

Braves get fresh start in Montreal

Braves get fresh start in Montreal
MONTREAL - On one side of Olympic Stadium, trumpets blared like taxi horns at rush hour. On the other, Youppi, the orange furball mascot, mingled among the paying customers.

DOT will put local airport to the test
Augusta Regional Airport is about to become the Department of Transportation's guinea pig.

Spending for Masters beat slump
Spending in Augusta during Masters Week rose this year despite a soft economy and America's war on terrorism, according to sales tax and hotel/motel tax figures for April.

Retail sales jump 1.1 percent in June
WASHINGTON -- Shoppers energized by warm weather and favorable incentives sprung back to life in June, driving up sales at the nation's retailers by 1.1 percent.

DOT will put local airport to the test

Spending for Masters beat slump

Retail sales jump 1.1 percent in June

Business briefs
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Sprint Corp. said Friday it will cut 1,100 employees and eliminate another 100 unfilled positions, the latest effort to cut costs at the nation's third largest long-distance company.

Cafe targets fliers, residents

Dow suffers week's fourth triple-digit loss
NEW YORK -- Conflicting economic reports frustrated investors Friday, prompting them to bail further out of the stock market. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged as much as 201 points before trimming its loss to 117, its fourth triple-digit drop in five sessions.

University report finds growth in buying power
ATLANTA - Hispanics, blacks and Asians are gaining in buying power faster than the rest of the nation's population, according to figures released Thursday by the University of Georgia.

Business briefs

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Warm weather brought consumers back into stores and malls in June, helping many of the nation's biggest retailers rebound from a lackluster spring. Discounters and some moderate-priced stores, benefiting from economic uncertainty, outperformed other merchants yet again.

CSX exec moves closer to top job

Cafe targets fliers, residents
Decades ago, the Continental Hotel lounge was a happening spot, drawing locals to the Augusta airport.

CSX exec moves closer to top job
DUVAL COUNTY, Fla. - CSX Transportation President Michael Ward this week was named president of the railroad's parent company, CSX Corp. Inc., setting the stage for his election to the corporation's top job next year and increasing the likelihood that it will move its headquarters to Jacksonville.

University report finds growth in buying power

Dow suffers week's fourth triple-digit loss

Sanford Stadium will not be ready for football season

Sanford Stadium will not be ready for football season
ATHENS, Ga. -- Work at the University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium has fallen behind schedule and will not be completed in time for football season.

Looking for balance

Guilty as charged

Wrong protest target

Market, correct thyself

Civic center mess

Send us your picks
Tell us the places in the Augusta area that deserve to be noticed for their unique contribution to family life. You'll not only be helping out your favorites, you might give the rest of us a few ideas.

The father formula
Ed Rees never had to wonder. "As long as I can remember, the last thing before I fell asleep, my dad - the former marine pilot - would come in my room and kiss my head and tell me he loved me," said the Evans man, now a father of two himself. "I always knew he meant it too."

From the editor
I have a great dad. Throughout my life he's been a guiding influence, a mentor, a protector - but always my dad. I can't imagine my life without him.

Story time
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" By Laura Joffe Numeroff This is great book for beginner readers, or the young child who likes to be read to.

What did you do on your summer vacation?
What did you, or are you going to do, for your summer vacation?

Real parents, real kids
When our children turned 6 the "allowance issue" became a subject of a lot of discussion. We felt that contributions to household activities should be rewarded but not necessarily with money. We developed a weekly chart of daily responsibilities. At the end of the week, if all responsibilities were done, the child was able to pick their favorite foods for a weekend celebration dinner, pick out a video for the family to see, or choose a board game for the whole family. At the bottom of the daily responsibility list, were extra jobs and opportunities that could earn money. These usually took longer or were little harder and were special jobs, as they did not routinely occur. We found this helped our children learn the value of money and the responsibilities in sharing household activities.

Enjoy the last days of Summertime!
Believe it or not, we're long past the halfway mark of summer vacation. So don't waste another day. School will be here before you know it.

It ain't easy "eating" green
Do the words, 'Not until you eat your vegetables!' sound familiar? This is many a mother's mealtime mantra. Tired of repeating it to deaf ears? Don't give up! We've got some of the reasons behind this fruit and vegetable phobia and some clever (even sneaky) ways to combat it.

Taking a temperature can be feverish work
Unfortunately parenthood comes without a manual.

Family calendar
Places to go, things to do

Homemade stepping stones
Garden art is all the rage - but garden art made by your family is down-right special.

Take the NIE current events quiz!
Who would know more about current events on the local, national or international front in your house? Would it be you or your kids? Well here is a fun way to get the debate started. Try taking the Newspaper in Education weekly quiz and see who's the news whiz in your house.

Georgia Games lose one event
The 12th annual Georgia Games Championships begin today, but not without the cancellation of one sport and controversy with another.

Racquetball postponed
Because of a lack of participants, Friday's racquetball session was canceled. Event director Randy Wille said racquetball will take place today from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Patriots Park Gymnasium. The sport will continue Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ex-Jacket returns to Lake
The last time Keith Hart stood on the field at Lake Olmstead Stadium, he was celebrating with his Augusta GreenJackets teammates after winning the South Atlantic League championship in 1999.

Team demonstrations begin competitions
Athletes, performers, volunteers and officials ushered in the 2002 Georgia Games Championships with style in the opening ceremonies Friday night at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

Ceremony opens Georgia Games
Bethany Loushine isn't new to lighting the cauldron at the Georgia Games Championships. She did it in Atlanta last year.

Competition kicks off tonight
Georgia Games program coordinators were gearing up Thursday for today's opening ceremonies at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center by conducting a dress rehearsal for the event.

Protect plants from sun, disease

Protect plants from sun, disease
Heat makes it hard to work outdoors for long in summer, but there are some chores that need to be done.

Planting happiness

Planting happiness
Sheila and Alan Stahl's yard got a forced makeover when a storm on May 3 downed seven large Bradford pear trees around their McDowell Street home.

Coaches arrive for Peach Jam
Former Georgia Tech basketball coach Bobby Cremins maintains he's happy as a regional basketball analyst for Fox Sports.

Georgia Tech's Smith plans to stick around
Put your hand in a vise and tighten until it hurts. A lot.

Coaches arrive for Peach Jam

Georgia Tech's Smith plans to stick around

Jackets sweep doubleheader
COLUMBUS, Ga. - The Augusta GreenJackets used singles and doubles - and lots of them

Rain postpones game
The Augusta GreenJackets' game at Columbus was rained out Thursday night. The teams will play a doubleheader today beginning at 5 p.m.

Diaz's bogey-free round gives her two-shot lead
SYLVANIA, Ohio -- Laura Diaz loves the course at Sylvania Country Club and she proved it Friday in the second round of the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic.

Woods overwhelming favorite to take British Open

'Old-timers' like old-style Brown Deer

Goshen has new look
The players in this weekend's Regions Cup golf tournament at Goshen Plantation Golf Club might not recognize the golf course, unless they were around when it opened in 1970.

Teske conquers wind to lead Farr by a shot
SYLVANIA, Ohio -- Rachel Teske has grown accustomed to the wind.

Teske conquers wind to lead Farr by a shot

Another bunched-up field at Brown Deer
MILWAUKEE -- Bo Van Pelt couldn't have picked a better place or time to lighten up.

Woods overwhelming favorite to take British Open
LONDON -- A British bookmaker installed Tiger Woods as the overwhelming 7-4 favorite to win next week's British Open, a victory that would put golf's best player in position to complete the Grand Slam.

Fricke leads Georgia Amateur with 5-under 67

Mediate says he'll play in British Open after all

Rose takes lead at rainy Loch Lomond
LUSS, Scotland -- Justin Rose got off to a fast start while others dodged the rain Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Scottish Open.

McCumber's long road back

McCumber's long road back
DEARBORN, Mich. -- For much of the late 1990s, Mark McCumber thought his days as a serious golfer were long gone.

Another bunched-up field at Brown Deer

'Old-timers' like old-style Brown Deer
MILWAUKEE -- Kirk Triplett wondered why he never came to Brown Deer Park before.

Goshen has new look

Diaz's bogey-free round gives her two-shot lead

Fricke leads Georgia Amateur with 5-under 67
ALBANY, Ga. -- Jonathan Fricke of Grayson held par on Friday to keep the lead in the 81st Annual Georgia Amateur Championship.

Mediate says he'll play in British Open after all
GREENSBURG, Pa. -- Rocco Mediate said he'll play in the British Open next week, but not because Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus criticized him for saying he'd skip the tournament because he had no chance to win.

Rain postpones game

Postcards keep on coming in from all corners of the country
Your vacation postcards are backing up.

Coliseum authority member dismissed
Augusta Commissioner Lee Beard dismissed Bonnie Ruben as a member of the Augusta Richmond County Coliseum Authority today, saying the 9-year veteran of the board had served beyond her term.

Lynx to name new G.M.
The Augusta Lynx will have one more major announcement to make today: the hiring of Derek Bundy as the team's new general manager.

The reverend seems to have little reverence for truth

Few's legacy is killing our future

Appreciates op-ed diversity

Trust our leaders or replace them; don't take to streets

'Ellenton' reference misunderstood

More to pledge than recitation

High-speed chases should carry penalties

Political pressure needed to stop Corps' mismanagement of lake

'Old hopefuls' have political experience

We should see phrase as court did

Smith and Young - good for Georgia

Enjoy the last days of Summertime!

Real parents, real kids

Family calendar

Take the NIE current events quiz!

Taking a temperature can be feverish work

The father formula

Story time

Send us your picks

What did you do on your summer vacation?

Announcement will feature special guest
Augusta Lynx coach Jim Burton says he wishes the great Wayne Gretzky could be there today to help him announce the team's affiliation with the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League.

New Lynx GM introduced

Lynx join Coyotes, hire GM

New Lynx GM introduced
Derek Bundy interviewed for the job last week, was offered the position Wednesday afternoon, and was introduced as general manager of the Augusta Lynx less than 48 hours later.

Lynx join Coyotes, hire GM
It was more like a party than a news conference, which makes perfect sense, considering all the Augusta Lynx had to celebrate.

Announcement will feature special guest

Sept. 11 patriotism falls short at ballot box

Across the area
Police are giving the owner of about 700 video poker machines a chance to move the games by the close of business today.

Downtown collision
Paramedics from Rural/Metro Ambulance treat two women who were injured in a two-car collision Friday.

Around town

DOE submits cleanup funding
AIKEN - A delayed announcement from the Department of Energy regarding accelerated cleanup funds at Savannah River Site finally arrived Friday.

Sheriff arrested on drug charges

Second son dies after crash

LeBlanc extradition valid, attorney says

Morris announces managing changes at 'The Chronicle'

Subscriber of the day

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - The Greenville Hospital System has signed off on a $90 million expansion to ease its overcrowding, trustees say.

Fellow senator offers his support to Cleland

News you can use
JULY 11, 1982 For Augusta native Julia Diane Hill, the third time was a charm.

Coliseum authority member dismissed

D.C., Augusta mayor square off
A glowing recommendation of former Fire Chief Ronnie Few - written by Augusta's mayor and submitted to Washington Mayor Anthony Williams two years ago - ended up burning the district office, and officials there say they're steaming mad.

Across South Carolina

D.C., Augusta mayor square off

Sept. 11 patriotism falls short at ballot box
ATLANTA - The American flags flying on front porches and pickup trucks since Sept. 11 haven't whipped up a patriotic rush to the ballot box, according to a recent study.

Maddox defends use of retirement package

Correction
A story published in The Augusta Chronicle's Religion section July 6 about a brick labyrinth at Episcopal Church of Our Savior in Martinez should have said the Cathedral of Notre Dame, known as Chartres Cathedral, is in Chartres, France.

Correction

Mother pleads guilty to leaving baby

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -The identity of a woman who body was found in a grass fire near Interstate 77 remained a mystery more than a day after she was found.

Judge gives robber six life terms
A Richmond County man was sentenced to six life prison terms Friday for a string of armed robberies.

Across the area
Police say a Graniteville woman is the latest example of a mother leaving children unattended in a hot car.

Flyovers reveal 730 pot plants
Tips received from citizens throughout the year led to the biggest marijuana bust in Washington County history, Sheriff Thomas Smith said Friday.

Hopeful touts agenda in Augusta

Second son dies after crash
The second of three brothers involved in a horrific head-on collision Thursday night died Friday afternoon.

Pet collector is in trouble again
A Belvedere animal collector might wind up in jail after authorities said she tried to get an 83-year-old woman to sneak her a dog from the pound.

Mayor puts hiring power on panel agenda
In an apparent response to Tuesday's release of the long-awaited special grand jury report, Mayor Bob Young has drafted an amendment to the ordinance outlining the powers of the city administrator.

Correction
Atlanta attorney Stephen Bright is the director of the Southern Center for Human Rights. Morris News Service incorrectly identified the organization in stories on legal defense of indigents in Georgia, which The Augusta Chronicle published June 30 and July 1.

New brigade leader returns to post
Although Col. Michael J. Guthrie relinquished command of the 15th Regimental Signal Brigade at Fort Gordon on Monday, he won't be going very far.

Subscriber of the day

Woman alleges racism
Commissioner and board member Lee Beard is slated to appoint a replacement for Bonnie Ruben at the Aug. 6 coliseum authority meeting.

Judge allows 'techie's dream'
As U.S. District Chief Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr. took his seat Friday morning and gazed about at the equipment positioned around the 80-year-old courtroom, he quipped, "Techie's dream and judge's nightmare."

Adult bookstore fights zoning ruling in court
A federal judge has taken the application of an adult bookstore under advisement after lawyers from the city and Augusta Video Inc. squared off in court Friday over the legality of its proposed location in Richmond County.

Funding supports patient archive

Mother pleads guilty to leaving baby
The North Augusta mom who left her infant in a van while she went into a store will spend up to six days in jail and more than 100 hours telling others about the "horrible mistake" she made.

Gunning for the goal
Robin Scott keeps one foot in the air after kicking the ball in an attempt to sneak it past her friend and goalkeeper Jeremy Robinson and into the back of the net.

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Collision kills teen, injures seven others

News you can use

Across the area

Pet collector is in trouble again

Collision kills teen, injures seven others
The 15-year-old driver of a pickup was killed Thursday night and seven others were injured near North Augusta when a Nissan truck carrying five other children, including four in the bed of the truck, collided head-on with a car.

Across South Carolina

Across Georgia
NORCROSS -A Norcross police officer has come out of a medically induced coma after being shot almost two weeks ago.

Across Georgia

Lynx to name new G.M.

Mayor puts hiring power on panel agenda

Across Georgia
LaFAYETTE - Walker County has received state grants for more than $185,000 to help defray the cost of investigating the Tri-State Crematory in Noble and to help build a memorial in honor of the victims.

Hopeful touts agenda in Augusta
Before a group of sign-waving supporters not yet of voting age, U.S. Congressional District 12 hopeful Barbara Dooley made her first campaign stop in Augusta on Thursday.

Subscriber of the day
Sandy Uzpurvis is today's subscriber of the day.

Gracewood avoids federal cuts
Staff members who tackled or grabbed unruly clients prompted federal regulators to threaten to cut off funding for Gracewood State School and Hospital, documents show.

Growth splits District 2 hopefuls
A banker and office manager will square off in the July 23 Republican primary to fill Aiken County Council's District 2 seat.

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

Farmer seeks aid to save herd
There is dry grass where George Rayborn's hay crop is supposed to be.

Judge allows 'techie's dream'

Funding supports patient archive
Augusta and Savannah will split $800,000 from the Georgia Cancer Coalition to create what may be the first statewide tumor and tissue bank in the nation, officials said Thursday.

Across the area

Morris announces managing changes at 'The Chronicle'
Morris Communications Co., the parent company of The Augusta Chronicle, announced several promotions and management changes Thursday.

Downtown collision

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Millie Friedman of Aiken.

Flyovers reveal 730 pot plants

Michigan girl says she's pregnant
The 13-year-old girl who police say was kidnapped by a 21-year-old Grovetown man might be pregnant with his child.

Growth splits District 2 hopefuls

LeBlanc extradition valid, attorney says
A legal fight brewing in Gastonia, N.C., over the question of how rape suspect Aaron LeBlanc was returned to North Carolina from Georgia is pointless, District Attorney Danny Craig said Thursday.

Adult bookstore fights zoning ruling in court

Sheriff arrested on drug charges
SPRINGFIELD, Ga. - Suspended Effingham County Sheriff Jay Space has been arrested on charges that he illegally used prescription drugs, and the county's district attorney filed a petition seeking to have him permanently removed from office.

Gunning for the goal

Fellow senator offers his support to Cleland
ATLANTA - Georgia's senior senator is hoping for an election-year boost from his widely popular junior colleague in a television ad that starts airing statewide today.

DOE submits cleanup funding

Maddox defends use of retirement package
Former Augusta Fire Chief Bill Maddox, criticized in the special grand jury report for taking advantage of a generous - "and possibly illegal" - retirement package, took issue with the report Thursday.

Correction

New brigade leader returns to post

Newman leads youthful charge
JOLIET, Ill. - The way the younger generation goes about stock car racing is clearly different from its elders.

Da Matta drives for five at Cleveland GP

Harvick wants to talk about positives
JOLIET, Ill. -- Kevin Harvick is ready to talk about something other than bad behavior and poor performances.

Harvick wants to talk about positives

Newman leads youthful charge

Da Matta drives for five at Cleveland GP
CLEVELAND -- Cristiano da Matta has other passions other than driving race cars at 200 mph. He's a huge fan of rock music, and in his spare time the Brazilian loves to imitate Jimi Hendrix on guitar.

Iverson, always a fighter, future unclear
PHILADELPHIA -- Trouble always seems to follow Allen Iverson, the NBA superstar who faces charges he forced his way into an apartment with a gun and threatened two men.

Cash, Bird Lead UConn's Fab Four in WNBA

Iverson, always a fighter, future unclear

Iverson to be charged in gun case
PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson will be charged with assault and other offenses for forcing his way into an apartment with a gun and threatening two men while looking for his wife, authorities said Thursday.

Iverson to be charged in gun case

Vick meets with Young

Receiver a no-show for mandatory session

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Henry Crosby accomplished a lot in his lifetime. From a tour of service with the Navy during World War II to a Harvard education, he had done it all.

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Mr. Willie Cobbs (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Mrs. Maude Durden (ROCKY FORD, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Meadows (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Datcher (MEBANE, N.C.)

Ms. Rhonda Witt (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Lottie Walker (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Hankinson (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Ashton Groomes (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Breon Jackson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Lewis Lanham Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Flowers (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie James (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Scott III (INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.)

Ms. Rhonda Witt (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Joan Brodie (FRISCO, Texas)

Mr. Wayne Leon (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Natalie Hobbs (THOMSON, Ga.)

Breon Jackson (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. OMeda Rubin (JACKSON COUNTY, N.C.)

Ms. Bunchnell Griffin (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Tyler Sanders (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Henry Crosby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Dennis Phillips (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Lewis Lanham Sr.; (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Natalie Hobbs (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Linda Merriweather (NORTH AUGUSTA)

Mrs. Betty Hankinson (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mrs. Ida Sellars (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Alberta Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Datcher (MEBANE, N.C.)

Miss Mary Young (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. William Givens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Leon Knowles ( TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Vera Valiruso (THOMSON)

Mrs. Louise Gardner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Henderson (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Belva Carpenter (RIVERDALE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Flowers (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. G.T. Williams (MOXLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Johnson (STOCKRIDGE, Ga.)

Mrs. Omedia Ruben (WEBSTER, N.C.)

Rev. Dennis Phillips (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Lindsey Ward (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Brantley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Waters (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Leon (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Burton (BLAIRSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lottie Walker (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Gonder (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lilly Dixon (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. OBryant Williams Jr. (AUGUSTA)

Mrs. Belva Carpenter (RIVERDALE, Ga.)

Mr. Howard Harrison (McCORMICK, S.C.)

Ms. Linda Merriweather (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Walter Collier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Priester (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Guilty as charged
There's justice in DeKalb County after all. Former Sheriff Sidney Dorsey has been convicted of plotting the December 2000 murder of his successor, Derwin Brown, who was gunned down in his driveway just days before taking office.

Smith and Young - good for Georgia
I support Mayor Bob Young's re-election and Otis Smith for the District 97 Georgia House seat. Both gentlemen are striving to work with the General Assembly to change laws regarding commerce and trade to allow tax breaks for business, which would enable Georgia to compete with South Carolina for a robust economy (more jobs). Marvin Chisolm, Augusta

Political pressure needed to stop Corps' mismanagement of lake
If we managed our checking accounts like the Corps of Engineers is managing the level of Lake Thurmond, we'd be headed for bankruptcy ... Jerry Clontz, Aiken, S.C.

Few's legacy is killing our future
Enough about Ronnie Few and his lying, cheating ways. Let the courts deal with Mr. Few and let the voters deal with the scoundrels who got him the job, then protected him through political cronyism and misplaced loyalties. Have they no shame? Nick Greene, Augusta

Market, correct thyself
President Bush's pleading for more ethical behavior from Wall Street was too late for a country that is disgusted with corporate America's book-cooking shenanigans.

High-speed chases should carry penalties
I'm asking our lawmakers for a long-needed law. If you involve the police in a high-speed chase, these are the consequences: Steve Kohn, Hephzibah, Ga.

Appreciates op-ed diversity
It is reassuring to see the diversity of the op-ed page on the Fourth of July, when the editor allows both sides to have their say. I still have hope for The Chronicle. Dick Donnelly, Evans, Ga.

Wrong protest target
Protesters, most of them Americans, who shouted down U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson's speech at the AIDS conference in Barcelona, Spain, disgraced their country while making utter fools of themselves.

Civic center mess
Let's see if we have this straight: The Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority has no management company to run operations. SMG quit in frustration several weeks ago. It also has no on-site manager - the former one, Reggie Williams, has been fired and his temporary replacement has been on sick leave for weeks. Hired as a bookkeeper originally, she may or may not be able to do the job when she returns.

More to pledge than recitation
While the scope of the First Amendment may be debated, the words of Christ are unequivocal ("Render therefore unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's and unto God the things that are God's.") and for good reason. As soon as church and state united, they killed Jesus. Tom Zwemer, Augusta

We should see phrase as court did
If you wish to be properly defiant of the ruling of the 9th Circuit Court on the Pledge of Allegiance, you must say it identically to what the court considered. See following: Gene England, Aiken, S.C.

'Old hopefuls' have political experience
Your July 2 Metro section included an Associated Press report on "young hopefuls," who are entering politics - the type of article which appears every election year. Joseph B. Harris, Washington, Ga.

Trust our leaders or replace them; don't take to streets
Of the many interesting opinions expressed in The Chronicle's letter section of late, none failed to surprise me more than Paul and Anne Cook's July 4 comments. Richard A. Hood, Augusta

'Ellenton' reference misunderstood
In response to James K. Ellis' letter of June 22, "Old Ellenton didn't welcome the takeover by SRS," I had self-titled my letter to the editor, "Barnwell bites the hand that fed it," which was written in response to the announcement that Barnwell was preparing to file a lawsuit against Savannah River Site. Harry F. Myers, Augusta

The reverend seems to have little reverence for truth
Where do these so-called "reverends" come from? I refer to the recent letter by the "Rev." J.C. Phinizy on June 24, in which he exploits his religion and the word of God to push his own political agenda. Tyler Pratt, Martinez, Ga.

Looking for balance
"Right now everyone is swinging over as if we never ought to use hormones for anyone. I think there is a place for estrogen replacement therapy - that it will get its rightful place for symptom relief." - Dr. Isaac Schiff, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, commenting to the Los Angeles Times on the nearly irrational overreaction to the results of a massive study on hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women.

Augusta looks for rebound

Overtime

Sports digest

Georgia Games lose one event

Armstrong meets family of Sept. 11 victim

Ceremony opens Georgia Games

Armstrong spurns sprinting in Tour's sixth stage

Ex-Jacket returns to Lake

Overtime

Racquetball postponed

World Cup star Donovan wants to stay in MLS

Competition kicks off tonight

Overtime
Simon Nash, a former All-America at Minnesota University, will join the Augusta State men's golf program this fall.

Sports digest
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Augusta GreenJackets at Columbus, 7 p.m.

World Cup star Donovan wants to stay in MLS
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Landon Donovan's global soccer odyssey convinced him there's no place like home.

Armstrong meets family of Sept. 11 victim
ROUEN, France -- Lance Armstrong took time from his quest for a fourth straight Tour de France title to meet with the family of a New York City police officer killed in the Sept. 11 attacks.

Overtime
On a day when two riders were hospitalized after a crash, Lance Armstrong played it safe and remained in third place in the Tour de France.

Armstrong spurns sprinting in Tour's sixth stage
ALENCON, France -- Lance Armstrong let others do the sprinting in the Tour de France on Friday.

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish caught and total weight of the catch.

Fishing tournament news

Fishing report
After months of catching tiny schooling hybrids, anglers will be glad to learn there are bigger fish in Thurmond Lake.

Falcons waive Graham, sign Jackson
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons on Friday waived wide receiver Jeff Graham, who failed to show up for mandatory minicamp earlier this week, and signed eight-year veteran Willie Jackson to take his place.

Receiver a no-show for mandatory session
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- After Jeff Graham failed to report show for the Atlanta Falcons' mandatory mini-camp Thursday morning, his agent called to tell the team the receiver had a death in the family.

Vick meets with Young
ATLANTA - Steve Young hardly feels like an old man at 40. When Young was told Michael Vick was 4 years old when he began his professional career, Young had to laugh.

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

Faith digest
At the heart of religion is humanity's need to recognize God and express the stirrings of faith. The Augusta Chronicle wants to publish readers' personal faith stories in a new feature, Amazing Grace, starting with the Aug. 3 Religion section.

God's will is to preserve Earth's resources
My family lived near a golf course when I was a teen. There was a grassy hill in the center of the course. On nights when the moon looked like a fingernail and the sky look

Theology on Tap mixes religion and 'bar-stool philosophy'
Sandy McDonald launched the first Theology on Tap at the Modjeska bar on Broad Street Wednesday, not by breaking open a bottle but by offering a prayer.

Ministry provides peace with past
A green-and-white love seat lends a homey touch to Julie Edenfield's office, Potter's Clay Counseling Ministry in Wrens, Ga.

Mom's serves gospel with meals
Linda O'Bryant, owner of Mom's Country Kitchen on Gordon Highway, has revival on her mind.

Augusta looks for rebound
The Augusta Stallions are hoping to rebound in Charleston, S.C., tonight.

National newspaper's Web site hacked
NEW YORK -- Hackers broke into USA Today's Web site and replaced several of the newspaper's legitimate news stories with phony articles riddled with spelling errors.

Georgia astronomers find supernovas
ELLIJAY, Ga. - Tim Puckett never went to college, but the self-taught astronomer has an observatory filled with computer-driven telescopes recording a thousand images a night of the star-studded sky.

New biotech corn could cut pesticide use
WASHINGTON -- A new type of genetically engineered corn awaiting government approval could significantly reduce use of chemical insecticides if the crop proves as popular with farmers as expected.

Renovation at stadium continues

It ain't easy "eating" green

From the editor

Renovation at stadium continues
ATHENS, Ga. - Work on the $15 million Gate 6 project at the University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium has fallen about four weeks behind schedule and will not be completed in time for football season.

Cash, Bird Lead UConn's Fab Four in WNBA
NEW YORK -- Sue Bird was the WNBA's top pick, but she's No. 2 on the scoring chart among her old college roommates.

New biotech corn could cut pesticide use

Theology on Tap mixes religion and 'bar-stool philosophy'

God's will is to preserve Earth's resources

Faith and fellowship calendar

Ministry provides peace with past