Attorneys for Williams' children discuss body's fate

Attorneys for Williams' children discuss body's fate
INVERNESS, Fla. -- Attorneys for the son and oldest daughter of Ted Williams and his estate met Monday to discuss whether the Hall of Famer's body will remain frozen.

Some vacationers enjoy beaches close to home

Topless car wash raises money and tempers
MOSCOW, Idaho -- If you roll up to Daisy Mace's car wash, you'd better roll up your windows and prepare for the tops to come down.

Odds and ends
DENVER -- Call it urban cattle rustling.

Braves notebook
CHICAGO - Atlanta left fielder Chipper Jones isn't willing to say one of the longest dry spells of his career is over.

Braves notebook

Chicago overpowers Atlanta
CHICAGO - Jason Marquis has done his part to perpetuate the notion that one day he'll be the ace of the Braves' staff.

Expos whip Braves

Braves notebook
MONTREAL - A freak accident has landed reliever Darren Holmes on the 15-day disabled list and forced reliever Albie Lopez to rejoin the team without making a minor league rehab start.

Chicago overpowers Atlanta

Expos whip Braves
MONTREAL - Atlanta pitcher Damian Moss' first full season in the big leagues has had its rough edges.

Braves notebook

Business briefs
Beasley Broadcast Group Inc.'s WGAC-AM (580) has won two Gabby awards from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters, including station of the year.

New L.L. Bean CEO's priority is increasing revenues

Businesses boost inventories in May
WASHINGTON -- U.S. companies boosted stocks of unsold goods in May, marking the first increase in their inventories in 16 months, a sign that the economic recovery is making businesses feel more comfortable about replenishing supplies.

Will minors score from strike?

Bond funds soar above stocks funds, attract investors

Business briefs

Bond funds soar above stocks funds, attract investors
NEW YORK -- Throughout the stock market's malaise and the economic slump, bond funds have delivered solid returns, proving that sometimes the safe havens do pay off.

Businesses boost inventories in May

Don't be knocked out of the running by a typo
"It was wonderful to visit your organization, which is truly detrimental to the community."

Will minors score from strike?
As billionaire owners and millionaire players march lockstep toward what could be Major League Baseball's ninth work stoppage since 1972, South Atlantic League officials cast an anxious eye on each new development.

Market selloff might not be over yet

Zoning worries retiree facility
It's not Hank Aaron's planned Jaguar and Land Rover dealership that Paul Armstrong worries about; it's the other things that could be built next door to the retirement community he manages.

How to find the right mover

Market selloff might not be over yet
After a decade of investing in stocks, Philip Little is about ready to get out.

How to find the right mover
I recently purchased a new home and now face the daunting task of moving. What's the best way to find a reliable moving company at a fair price

New L.L. Bean CEO's priority is increasing revenues
FREEPORT, Maine -- Chris McCormick faced the obvious challenges when he was named president and CEO of L.L. Bean a year ago: the aftereffects of Sept. 11 and anthrax scares, an economic slowdown, a company reorganization.

Wanted: black judges

Theoretically speaking

A just sentence

Rhetoric or reality?

GOP 'terrorists'

In the know
The Augusta Chronicle's book club will hold a discussion meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 25, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 August West Parkway. The book club is reading A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole ($12, Grove Press), a satirical novel that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1981. The book follows the disdainful adventures of arrogant, contemptuous Ignatius J. Reilly - a 1960s slacker - when he's forced to get a job in his hometown of New Orleans.

Daily TV highlights for the week
"Sex & The City" (returning at 9 p.m., Sunday, July 21, HBO) is at a crossroads as it begins a fifth season.

Stores tempt tweens with glitter, gloss
Lipstick. Nail polish. Body glitter. Temporary tattoos.

Senior calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle.

Drive-ins renaissance
WALNUTPORT, Pa. - More than two hours before the movie began, families lined their truck beds with blankets and set out lawn chairs for an evening of tailgating, tossing footballs and visits to the playground.

Kids, and adults, fly away with 'Justice League'
"Justice League" is dedicated to truth, justice and the comic book way. It definitely has paid tribute to past DC Comics heroes and crooks.

Perfect score doesn't help bowler
David Sizemore reached down and planted a kiss on his wife, Rhonda, after the completion of the bowling finals Sunday at the 12th annual Georgia Games Championships.

Results
Here are results from the Georgia Games.

Results
Here are results from Georgia Games events.

Athlete of the day
Today's Georgia Games athlete of the day is Tim Barrett of Evans.

Evans grad wins youth golf by five strokes
The last time Jason LaPorte participated in the Georgia Games, he was squeezed out of a bronze medal.

Young diver has no fears
Her cheeks puff out and her big brown eyes bulge from their sockets. The little blonde blowfish has something to prove. Forty seconds later, the goal is reached.

Bettis beats Atlanta 19-1
The most dominating pitching performance of the Georgia Games Championships belongs to Sammy Reed, whose 15 strikeouts led the Bettis Dodgers to a 7-2 victory in the preliminary round Friday.

Pinckney proves a powerful pugilist
Jason Pinckney didn't look menacing as he polished off a McDonald's chicken sandwich in the locker room two hours before fight time. But he promised menace.

Coach mentors his players
Donquel Yancey admits that it's nice to win, and his team did plenty of that at the Georgia Games Championships.

Bumps, bruises part of rugby
Alexi Servy emerged from the ruck with a bloody nose during the second half of the Augusta Rugby Club's intrasquad game in the Georgia Games rugby championships Sunday afternoon at Evans Middle School.

Augusta wallops Macon
MACON, Ga. - The Augusta GreenJackets used a big sixth inning and 11 hits to take down the Macon Braves 10-3 on Sunday in game one of a four game series.

Macon shuts out Augusta
MACON, Ga. - Scott Thorman hit two home runs and finished with a game-high six RBI as the Macon Braves shut out the Augusta GreenJackets 10-0 on Monday at Luther Williams Field.

Sluman's lead holds up this time
MILWAUKEE -- Jeff Sluman held it together this time on the final day of the Greater Milwaukee Open.

Duval feeling good vibes as defending champion
GULLANE, Scotland -- The tall grass and pot bunkers brought back fond memories for David Duval. He's not in Lytham anymore, but those unique characteristics of links golf made him feel at home at Muirfield as the British Open champion.

Sluman's lead holds up this time

Duval feeling good vibes as defending champion

Teske triumphs with back-nine surge

Elkington makes it to Muirfield; Brooks out
GULLANE, Scotland -- Former PGA champion Steve Elkington qualified for the British Open on Monday, while Mark Brooks will miss golf's oldest major for the first time since 1993.

Sapp outlasts playing partners for Goshen win
Randy Sapp was the brightest light in a marquee final-round pairing in the inaugural Goshen Golf Classic on Sunday.

Sapp outlasts playing partners for Goshen win

Elkington makes it to Muirfield; Brooks out

Ginn wins final Senior major of year

Romero snatches victory away from Swedish collapse

Teske triumphs with back-nine surge
SYLVANIA, Ohio -- Once Rachel Teske made it to the tee on time, winning the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic wasn't so hard.

Romero snatches victory away from Swedish collapse
LUSS, Scotland -- Three days away from his 48th birthday, Eduardo Romero of Argentina took advantage of a late collapse from Fredrik Jacobson to win the Scottish Open in a playoff Sunday and become the third-oldest winner on the European tour.

Ginn wins final Senior major of year
DEARBORN, Mich. -- Stewart Ginn shot a 6-under 66 Sunday to win the Senior Players Championship, the fourth and final major of the year.

Macon shuts out Augusta

Augusta wallops Macon

Nike Peach Jam results and schedule

Despite size, Beasley is on the bench

Peach Jam results and schedule

Some vacationers enjoy beaches close to home
Your summer travels continue ...

Braves shut out Cubs
CHICAGO -- There are some days when everything just feels right. When Kevin Millwood has one of those days, pity the guys who have to face him.

McKee illustrates truth in drawings

A new 'Declaration of Independence'?

'Chronicle' should use common sense when placing articles

Americans mass destroy themselves

Turn government to 'stone soup'

Curbside-trash time limit untimely

Supports Augusta National, private clubs

Lessons learned on ASA flight

Phrase a meaningless sop to majority

Complains of alcohol sales at 'Fourth' celebration

Calls for probe of those who blame Bush for Sept. 11

Fireworks show fuels tempers

ACLU Communists use 'Big Lie' to subvert freedom

In the know

Senior calendar

Stores tempt tweens with glitter, gloss

Kids, and adults, fly away with 'Justice League'

Drive-ins renaissance

Daily TV highlights for the week

Shepherd signs deal with Lynx
Jim Shepherd, who scored 21 points on 12 goals and nine assists last season for the Augusta Lynx, signed a one-year contract with the team Monday.

Lynx refocus energy
With the National Hockey League's Phoenix Coyotes finally on board, Augusta Lynx coach Jim Burton can finally turn his attention to recruiting.

Shepherd signs deal with Lynx

Lynx refocus energy

Across Georgia
NORCROSS -A 13-year-old boy was shot in the head Sunday at a Gwinnett County gun show.

Council candidates talk taxes
AIKEN - It was a question without a consensus answer among the candidates running for Aiken County Council.

Across the southeast
LEXINGTON, N.C. -A 15-year-old pupil won't be praying in a classroom at Sheets Memorial Christian School this year - because he recites the rosary.

Around town

Across Georgia

Thrift store blues

Republican ballot poses questions
Alvin Starks says he has a gold mine that comes around every two years.

Across Georgia

Lawyers outline perjury charges
AIKEN - The perjury trial of a Savannah River Site employee who was denied her claim of sexual harassment began Monday in U.S. District Court.

Surgeon's career spans 50 years

GBI hunts unlisted sex offenders
ATLANTA - About a third of the letters the Georgia Bureau of Investigation sends to released sex offenders are returned, reducing the effectiveness of an online registry designed to track such convicts.

Across the area

Thrift store blues
For Becky Adams, the manager of the Salvation Army store on Greene Street, the best part of her job is giving people some of the things they need to get back on their feet. Donations to the nonprofit charity have dropped recently, though, and that has made her job of serving others more difficult.

Ledford investigation begins

Across the area
A prison visitor at Augusta State Medical Prison was charged Sunday with taking marijuana onto the property, a sheriff's report states.

Subscriber of the day

Patient bills prevent suits
ATLANTA - In 1999, insurance lobbyists warned Georgia lawmakers that costs would soar and lawsuits would multiply after passage of bills giving patients greater choice of doctors and the right to appeal coverage denials.

Patient bills prevent suits

Laurels for Hardy
HARLEM - It was Simon Calvert's sixth trip to America.

News you can use

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Republican ballot poses questions

News you can use
July 15, 1953 Peace and quiet on the Augusta strike front was shattered by pistol fire early yesterday afternoon when an unknown person fired into a Coach company bus resulting in slight injury to a passenger.

Laurels for Hardy

Braves shut out Cubs

DOT unveils plan for road extension

Beech Island church is oldest, book says
The debate over which is the oldest black Baptist church in America may never end.

Across the southeast

Ledford investigation begins
Looking for answers to why former North Augusta Mayor Donald Kimbrough Ledford was shot and stabbed to death, the North Augusta Department of Public Safety began questioning people Sunday.

Beech Island church is oldest, book says

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -A Richland County man who refused to hand over his wallet was killed in a robbery attempt.

Lawyers outline perjury charges

Surgeon's career spans 50 years
Paul Weston knew medicine was his calling when he was 11. When a dog was hit by a car outside the Weston home in his native Columbia, he nursed the pup to good health.

Subscriber of the day

Cleland leading in fight for cash
ATLANTA - For the third-consecutive quarter, Republican U.S. Rep. Saxby Chambliss has raised more than $1 million in his bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Max Cleland.

Police check out tips in slaying

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Al Czagas of Aiken.

Council candidates talk taxes

LeBlanc will return to Augusta

Newcomer tries to upset McKinney

Police check out tips in slaying
North Augusta police were investigating more than a dozen tips Monday in the slaying of former Mayor Donald Kimbrough Ledford, but they still had not found the killer or the victim's missing Jeep.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Richard Simanski of Evans.

News you can use
JULY 16, 1984 Augusta police were searching for an escapee from the Augusta Youth Development Center who stole his sister's car Sunday while she visited Augusta.

Investigation clears officer of excessive force allegation
A North Augusta officer accused of using excessive force during an arrest has been cleared of wrongdoing by an internal investigation, Public Safety Chief Lee Wetherington said Monday.

Across the area
A Graniteville mother who left her two children unattended in a hot car is expected to turn herself in today to face two felony charges, police said Monday.

Mayor told to move his car
JACKSON - Off to the side of Horace Landrum's yard sits his son Marty's 1973 blue Ford Maverick.

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

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Hurry up and wait in line at the Division of Motor Vehicles, because offices across South Carolina will close temporarily at the end of the month to upgrade the state's computer system.

Fire chief says he addressed juror findings

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A Seattle-area computer consultant convicted of mailing a package bomb to his ex-wife was sentenced Monday in an Atlanta federal court to 18 years in prison.

Across the area

Across the southeast
DESTREHAN, La. -Four Pakistani nationals working aboard a grain ship docked near New Orleans left the vessel without permission and were apparently headed for Texas, authorities said.

Black women put marriage on backburner

LeBlanc will return to Augusta
When Aaron LeBlanc returns to Augusta for a new extradition hearing, he will have new charges waiting for him.

News you can use

Black women put marriage on backburner
SAVANNAH - A single sentence in a recently released study on national marriage trends highlights an alarming statistic specifically related to black women.

Across South Carolina

DOT unveils plan for road extension
A proposed route that officials say will give motorists an easier drive to Augusta's medical center area was unveiled to the public Monday.

Fire chief says he addressed juror findings
Fresh from a weeklong vacation, Augusta Fire Chief Al Gillespie said Monday the findings of a 124-page investigation into his department have been largely addressed since he started on the job.

Newcomer tries to upset McKinney
DUNWOODY, Ga. - U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney cruised through the Fourth of July parade atop a snazzy purple sports car, looking every bit like a front-runner who hasn't faced a serious re-election challenge in a decade.

91 enter course to train for class
Army Arabic language instructor Vianne Prowse will soon be teaching a different subject to very different audience.

Council incumbent faces competition

Cleland leading in fight for cash

Investigation clears officer of excessive force allegation

Across South Carolina

Council incumbent faces competition
Incumbent Joel Randall faces two challengers in his bid to keep Aiken County Council's District 6 seat.

Some coaches are in it for the basketball
Gary Tuell dressed down for the part. No school logo. No school colors. No misconceptions about what his school had to gain from the meat market of high school basketball talent assembled at the Nike Peach Jam.

Carpentier wins, ends da Matta's CART streak
CLEVELAND -- Patrick Carpentier's engine didn't blow, his wheels stayed on, and he didn't run out of fuel.

NASCAR notebook

Harvick holds on for victory
JOLIET, Ill. - Moments after Kevin Harvick went on a mile-long slide through the infield grass and along the first and second turns of the Chicagoland Speedway, he keyed the microphone on his two-way radio and made the following promise:

Franchitti excited by tour of Denver Grand Prix course

Carpentier wins, ends da Matta's CART streak

Franchitti excited by tour of Denver Grand Prix course
DENVER -- About six weeks before the inaugural Grand Prix of Denver, Dario Franchitti took a spin around the 1.65-mile street course and proclaimed: "This is going to be cool."

Yates: Chances are 'slim' that Rudd will be back in No. 28
Ricky Rudd's options for his future were shortened Monday when his car owner indicated it was unlikely the veteran racer would be back in the No. 28 Ford.

Yates: Chances are 'slim' that Rudd will be back in No. 28

NASCAR notebook
JOLIET, Ill. - Joe Gibbs Racing has carried the bulk of Pontiac's success on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series on its shoulders since 1997, winning 29 of the manufacturer's 32 trips to Victory Lane in the last five years.

With arrest pending, Iverson hosts party at mansion

With arrest pending, Iverson hosts party at mansion
PHILADELPHIA -- As he awaited arrest on assault charges, Allen Iverson played host to an all-night party at his mansion, where guests swam and played basketball in the rain.

Iverson to turn self in Tuesday
PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson prepared to surrender to police on charges he burst into his cousin's apartment with a handgun and threatened two men.

Panthers sign fourth-round pick Wesley

Leslie leads West to victory

Mystics finally have winning team to reward faithful fans

Mr. David Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Little Wilson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Andrew Batchelor    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. Jadie Boatwright Jr.    (HARDEEVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Gussie Moore    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Michael Spivey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Flowers    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Brandon Batchelor    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. Michael Terpak    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Percy Ricks Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Jennifer Ryan    (PELION, S.C.)
Brandon Batchelor    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
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Raymond Groomes    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mrs. Claudine Bush    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Zelma Dunaway    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Ms. Shirley Bush    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. EssieMae Andrews    (STATESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Isaac Daniels Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Stamey    (DEARING, Ga.)
Mrs. Zelma Dunaway    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Kathleen Nieves    (BONEVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Lori Touma    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Tweetie Shields    (WRENS, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Lewis    (WRENS, Ga.)
Mr. Lessie Lockhart    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Sophie LeViness    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Marion Kitchens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Ernest Dunbar    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Hazel Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Raymond Groomes    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. Kim Ledford    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. David Hall    (ASTORIA, N.Y.)
Mrs. Gladys Kerr    (EVANS, Ga.)
Ms. Connie Ireland    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mr. David Hall    (ASTORIA, N.Y.)
Mr. David Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Lawrence Grimes    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Marion Kitchens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Leon W. Knowles
The Rev. Leon W. Knowles never asked for money when he led Sunday church services at Edgefield Health Care Nursing Home, his son said.

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Mr. Sid Nelson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Lewis    (WRENS, Ga.)
Mr. Rollins Atkinson    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)
Mrs. Zennie McGahee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. JoeMae Murphy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Donald Mercer    (SUMMERVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Janet Murga    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Barbara Storey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Sid Nelson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Maudie Radford    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Myers Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Sophie LeViness (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. John Myers Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Tweetie Shields (WRENS, Ga.)

Raymond Groomes (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

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Ms. Shirley Bush (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Claudine Bush (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Gussie Moore (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Lewis (WRENS, Ga.)

Raymond Groomes (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Ernest Dunbar (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Daniel Burton Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Johnson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Lawrence Grimes (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Hazel Smith (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Mrs. Janet Murga (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Connie Ireland (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Zennie McGahee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Lewis (WRENS, Ga.)

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Mr. Kim Ledford (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Kathleen Nieves (BONEVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Maudie Radford (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennifer Ryan (PELION, S.C.)

Mr. John Nixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Kitchens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Kerr (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. James Stamey (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mr. David Hall (ASTORIA, N.Y.)

Mr. Sid Nelson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Percy Ricks Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Zelma Dunaway (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Zelma Dunaway (THOMSON, Ga.)

Brandon Batchelor (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Isaac Daniels Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Kitchens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Mercer (SUMMERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Kim Ledford (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Storey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Leon W. Knowles

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Mrs. Lori Touma (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sid Nelson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Little Wilson (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Brandon Batchelor (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. David Hall (ASTORIA, N.Y.)

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Americans mass destroy themselves
In the "war on terror" we are constantly bombarded with the term "weapons of mass destruction," referring to biological, chemical and nuclear weapons that terrorists may use against our nation. However, we never hear anything about the weapons of mass destruction we use against ourselves. T. Lucien Mohammed, M.D., Aiken, S.C.

ACLU Communists use 'Big Lie' to subvert freedom
One of the means by which a people can know that their government is approaching a totalitarian state is the use of the "Big Lie." The "Big Lie" technique is the repeated usage of a word or phrase until the public subconsciously accepts it as the truth. Andy Windham, Wagener, S.C.

Fireworks show fuels tempers
I attended Columbia County's fireworks show at Patriots Park. I figured I would be home sooner, since I live only 10 minutes away. Boy, was I wrong. Neither the temporary downpour nor the crowds were the problem. Being held captive due to the lack of organization was the problem. Candie Taylor, Evans, Ga.

'Chronicle' should use common sense when placing articles
I wish to congratulate The Chronicle for another ground-breaking, cutting-edge news story. When I opened up my July 7 edition, I was immediately transfixed by the sight of a half-dead, wild pig splayed across the front page of the newspaper. The feral pig problem is a major issue that needs to be addressed, and I am glad The Chronicle was able to break this story and highlight it with the Enron scandal and the major economic impact that the Georgia Games will bring to Augusta. Bill Hamilton, Augusta

Curbside-trash time limit untimely
I live in North Augusta and I leave my trash container next to the street. I do so for several reasons: the wheels are about to fall off, rolling it down the hill to the street is more like a wrestling match, you have to keep it from tipping over and then you have to try and slow it down so you don't end up out in the road. Charlie Bowles, North Augusta, S.C.

Turn government to 'stone soup'
I am 85-years-old, but I can remember when I was in the first grade in a Jefferson County school. My teacher's name was Mrs. Sally Maude Tabb. She read to us about Uncle Remus, Br'er Rabbit, the Tar Baby and the briar patch. Harry Oliphant, Hephzibah, Ga.

Theoretically speaking
So maybe we didn't come from Neanderthals after all.

Phrase a meaningless sop to majority
I am writing this on the Fourth of July, while thinking how fortunate I am that the Founding Fathers dared to throw off the yoke of allegiance to the British monarchy, and for their later wisdom in framing and accepting our Constitution. Victor Reilly, Aiken, S.C.

Calls for probe of those who blame Bush for Sept. 11
Anybody accusing President George W. Bush of knowing about the planned attack on the Twin Towers is absolutely loco. We have to go back many years to the first bombing of the World Trade Center, to the bombings of our consulate abroad and the attack on one of our warships. Robert B. Heynneman, Augusta

Supports Augusta National, private clubs
I must speak out against the actions and threats by the National Council of "I-Don't-Know-What-Kind-of-Women" Organization. I heard they want the National to be forced to accept women. That is a private club, for crying out loud. James Waid, Leah, Ga.

A new 'Declaration of Independence'?
In light of the current global state of affairs, I propose adopting this 21st Century Statement of Declaration: Kevin A. Palmer, Martinez, Ga.

Complains of alcohol sales at 'Fourth' celebration
I know there are others out there who feel as I do about this. I have already complained to the Augusta Commission and the mayor's office and am in the process of filing a formal complaint with Internal Affairs about the Fourth of July celebration at the Riverwalk. Yvette P. Dement, Augusta

Lessons learned on ASA flight
We had the most unpleasant experience flying from Atlanta to Augusta on Atlantic Southeast Airlines recently. Now we know why people drive to Atlanta or Columbia to catch flights. P.K. Natrajan, M.D., Augusta

Wanted: black judges
This newspaper is opposed to affirmative action, especially in the judiciary, but the dismal shortage of black judges in South Carolina explains why there is support in some quarters for the unconstitutional practice.

GOP 'terrorists'
What is a bigger threat to the United States? Islamic terrorists like Osama bin Laden, or George W. Bush and the Republican Party? According to the annual NAACP convention meeting in Houston last week, it's the latter.

A just sentence
Justice has been well served in the case of Heidi Dodd - the 36-year-old North Augusta mother of four who left her baby daughter in a dangerously hot van June 4 while she ducked into an Augusta store to do some shopping.

Rhetoric or reality?
The Department of Energy's announcement that $216 million in accelerated cleanup funds is going to the Savannah River Site is welcome news, but it must be remembered that, as U.S. Rep. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., says, "This money ... represents a down payment toward more aggressive cleanup efforts."

McKee illustrates truth in drawings
The Chronicle Editorial Cartoonist Rick McKee has a gift for illustrating profound truths in his cartoon drawings. Thanks, Mr. McKee, for the many smiles you give us, as we nod in agreement with your perceptions of current events. S. R. Brown, Augusta

Pinckney proves a powerful pugilist

In a rarity, Armstrong fails to finish first in Tour time-trial

Bettis beats Atlanta 19-1

Armstrong says he's 'second fiddle' for Tour time-trial

Young diver has no fears

Coach mentors his players

Results

Evans grad wins youth golf by five strokes

Overtime

Results

Death takes a champion, puzzling doctors

Overtime

Athlete of the day

Armstrong says he's 'second fiddle' for Tour time-trial
PLOUAY, France -- Finally, Lance Armstrong turned on the speed as the Tour de France neared the parts of the race where he hopes to build his fourth straight championship.

Death takes a champion, puzzling doctors
LAS VEGAS -- Pedro Alcazar spent much of his last day alive like any other tourist. He watched pirates do battle on the Strip, had lunch atop the tallest building in town and fed some quarters into slot machines.

Overtime
A statement from former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn on the Augusta National Golf Club's lack of female members was forged, a spokeswoman for the Nuclear Threat Initiative said Monday.

Overtime
Three of the top four finishers in Sunday's Georgia Amateur Championship had Augusta ties, headed by the winner, Jonathan Shiflet.

In a rarity, Armstrong fails to finish first in Tour time-trial
LORIENT, France -- Lance Armstrong isn't the dominating force he used to be in Tour de France time trials.

Summer travel squads get games started
Some summer vacation this is for Matt Causey.

Despite size, Beasley is on the bench
All 7 feet of James Beasley is sitting on the bench - has been, in fact, for most of the game - and one might think that he must be the most underutilized big man in the Peach Jam.

Peach Jam results and schedule
Here are results from Peach Jam games and a schedule of upcoming games.

Nike Peach Jam results and schedule
Here are results from the Nike Peach Jam and a schedule of upcoming games.

Panthers sign fourth-round pick Wesley
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers signed cornerback Dante Wesley, fourth-round draft pick, to a three-year contract worth $1.239 million Monday.

Some coaches are in it for the basketball

Custom cursors available for your PC
You know you don't have enough to do when you start to think about customizing your Windows cursor, the pointer thingawichy screen graphic that's controlled by the mouse.

Wild motorcycle racing game for PS2
There are two kinds of videogame racing fans.

Eldorado, N.M., is the nation's solar-home capital
ELDORADO, N.M. -- It's sizzling outside in the desert heat, yet Fred and Barbara Raznick are nice and cool inside their solar-powered adobe home without air conditioning or ceiling fans.

Georgia mascot headed to Washington
Pursuing AP Photo

Georgia mascot headed to Washington

Mystics finally have winning team to reward faithful fans
WASHINGTON -- Michael Cooper knows exactly what he wants to see in the WNBA All-Star game, a lot of scoring.

Leslie leads West to victory
WASHINGTON -- Another win in the WNBA All-Star game for the Western Conference, another MVP trophy for Lisa Leslie.

My pad
THE FACTS: Megan Bradberry, 17, is a rising senior at North Augusta High School.

Student receives Eagle Scout ranking
Eric Scukanec will be flying high as an Eagle Scout after a nature workout.

My pad

Thrill of Competition
Sometimes even a national ranking in wakeboarding isn't enough to get Josh Gailbreath going.

Your style

Question of the week
Do you think the death penalty should be legal?

Audio best

Take Mom's advice, avoid relationship with older boy
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I like an older person, and my mom doesn't like him. I want to go out with him, but I don't know if I should, because my mom doesn't want me to. I really love this guy. What should I do? - 13-year-old North Augusta girl

Take Mom's advice, avoid relationship with older boy

Bands rock hard in Augusta heat
For those who braved the heat and humidity, rewards were abundant at the Locobazooka music festival July 6.

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Student receives Eagle Scout ranking

Save money, rent the first 'Men in Black'

Xtreme calendar

Xtreme calendar
Tweet and Mary J. Blige perform at 7:30 p.m. at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta.

Question of the week

Your style
THE FACTS: Sarah Wilson, 15, a rising sophomore at Thomson High School

Thrill of Competition

Spyt will tour next summer
Members of the band Spyt are younger than most of the other bands that played for the Locobazooka crowd July 6, but they are veterans of the Augusta music scene.

Save money, rent the first 'Men in Black'
Men In Black 2 never fails to disappoint and goes the distance in the race for worst tired retread ever.

Artist's corner
The Morris Museum of Art is forming a Teen Advisory Council for young artists interested in planning museum events for ages 15-18.

Odds and ends

Topless car wash raises money and tempers

Custom cursors available for your PC

Wild motorcycle racing game for PS2

Eldorado, N.M., is the nation's solar-home capital