Expos' former minority partners sue Selig, Loria
NEW YORK -- Baseball's contraction plan sparked another lawsuit Tuesday, with former minority partners of the Expos accusing commissioner Bud Selig with mail fraud and wire fraud.

Georgia lawmakers propose mediation in baseball talks
WASHINGTON -- Two avid baseball fans, Sen. Zell Miller and Rep. Johnny Isakson, are trying to pressure negotiators in an effort to avert the sport's ninth work stoppage since 1972.

Kile autopsy confirms he died of blocked coronary arteries

Kile autopsy confirms he died of blocked coronary arteries
CHICAGO -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile died from a blockage of the arteries supplying the heart, and there was no evidence that drugs contributed to his death, Cook County's coroner said Tuesday.

Williams will asks cremation

Williams will asks cremation
INVERNESS, Fla. -- The family feud over Ted Williams' body deepened Tuesday when his will showed he wanted to be cremated, while the executor of his estate said the slugger later decided to be frozen.

Expos' former minority partners sue Selig, Loria

Maddux stellar in Braves win
ATLANTA - Like most starting pitchers, Atlanta's Greg Maddux is not one to engage curious reporters in conversation on the days of games he's scheduled to throw.

Maddux stellar in Braves win

Braves notebook

Braves notebook
CHICAGO - The Wrigley Field visitors bullpen doesn't afford any protection from prying eyes or sarcastic Chicago Cubs fans. It's not exactly the location Atlanta's Tom Glavine would have picked to rediscover the command of his sinker, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

Millwood stifles Chicago's bats
CHICAGO - By the time the shadows began stretching across the Wrigley Field grandstand, Atlanta's Kevin Millwood looked like he'd taken a dip in Lake Michigan.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - One can talk about his improved mound mechanics, but according to Atlanta Braves pitcher Kevin Millwood, the real reason he's been able to turn his season around is as simple as 1-2-3.

City's cost of living below average
Augusta's cost of living is about 7 percent below the national average, mostly because of what analysts called "ridiculously low" housing costs, according to a recent study.

Augusta is leader in pharmacist pay
Augusta pharmacists enjoy the highest median income in the state, according to a recent survey of independent and chain pharmacists, but a local association is asking for a second opinion.

Augusta is leader in pharmacist pay

Business briefs

Low incomes hinder home sales
ATHENS, Ga. - Nearly a third of Georgia families cannot afford to buy a home, according to a University of Georgia study on affordable housing.

Business briefs

Toyota to build in state

Housing construction down 3.6 percent in June

Toyota to build in state
JEFFERSON, Ga. - Toyota Industries Corp., joined by Gov. Roy Barnes and the consul general of Japan, announced Monday that it will bring high-paying jobs to Georgia's Jackson County with a $60 million manufacturing plant.

City's cost of living below average

Industrial production rises 0.8 percent in June
WASHINGTON -- Industrial production jumped by 0.8 percent in June, the sixth straight monthly increase after being hit hard in last year's recession.

Housing construction down 3.6 percent in June
WASHINGTON -- Housing construction, which has helped fuel the sputtering economy, declined in June after a bounce the month before, signaling the sector may be losing steam.

Business briefs
NEW YORK -WorldCom Inc. sought to calm its creditors Wednesday by offering to promise not to sell any of its subsidiaries over the next 80 days. A lawyer for the company said the move was an effort to buy "breathing room."

Business briefs
Broadband communications provider Knology Inc. announced Tuesday a deal to restructure its existing debt to eliminate about $250 million, company President and CEO Rodger Johnson said.

Clemson names Ip swimming and diving coach

Clemson names Ip swimming and diving coach
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Christopher Ip, who won national swim titles all 13 years he led Indian River Community College, was named the swimming and diving coach at Clemson on Wednesday.

Lindh term too light

Patients' bill works

Putting out the fire

Lightning speed

Court goes overboard

How to boost turnout

At the Movies: 'Eight Legged Freaks'
When campy B movies click, they're fun, unpretentious diversions. When they fail, they're just annoying.

Red wine a perfect complement to right fish
So here is this beautiful swordfish fillet, about an inch-and-a-half thick, weighing a bit more than a pound, snowy white with a slight reddish cast around one edge where the skin is. Perfect for two for dinner. What do we do with it?

For wardrobe variety, mix and match
Whether beginning your career or only packing for a business trip, knowing how to mix and match your wardrobe can alleviate a lot of clothing (and packing) angst. The rules aren't complicated, but thinking ahead is key.

Summer movies feature creature campiness
LOS ANGELES -- Watch out, moviegoers! It's the attack of the Clones! Attack of the Scorpion King! Attack of the Crocodile Hunter! And now ... attack of the Eight-Legged Freaks!!!

Small portions
Taking a family vacation doesn't have to mean taking a vacation from sensible eating.

Mayans used chocolate by 600 B.C.
It wasn't as sweet as modern hot chocolate, but the Mayans were drinking cocoa 2,100 years before Columbus landed in the New World, or about 1,000 years earlier than previously thought, researchers say.

Cold avocado soup chills hot summer days
Winter is usually considered soup season. But, a cold soup in the summer can be a refreshing change of pace.

In the know
NBC executives dug through the network's archives to bring viewers the Most Outrageous Game Show Moments at 8 on WAGT-TV (Channel 26). Perhaps one of the funniest retrospective specials of last season, this show is shockingly adult in revealing scenes that have rarely aired on television. It's worth watching just to see the Newlywed Game segment in which a contestant is too frank when asked: "Where is the strangest place you've ever had whoopee?"

In the know
All the votes are in and the readers of The Augusta Chronicle have picked Christina Christian to be the last pop star standing on Fox's hit talent quest American Idol: Search for a Superstar

Fox network hits a homer with All-Star Game
NEW YORK -- Neither team won baseball's All-Star Game, but the Fox network came out a winner.

'Spider-Man' on home video and DVD in November
LOS ANGELES -- "Spider-Man" will creep into home video just after Halloween.

'Men in Black II' still No. 1
LOS ANGELES -- "Men in Black II" continues to rake in the green, grossing $24.4 million to remain the No. 1 movie for a second straight weekend.

Athletes to watch
Charles Prescott, Jr., finished fourth in the men's black belt heavyweight championship Saturday at Patriots Park Gym

Today's stars
Here are today's stars of the Georgia Games.

Georgia Games take breather
With the Georgia Games Championships taking a one-day breather Tuesday, organizers said they are pleased with the event so far and expect an increase in participants this weekend.

Games gauge progress
Kelly Hooton, of St. Mary's, Ga., said she considers the Georgia Games the biggest meet she's ever swam in. After winning her second event in two years at the games, it looks like she may be ready for something bigger.

Athlete of the day
John Richards is today's Georgia Games athlete of the day.

Results
Here are results from the Georgia Games.

Jackets lose third straight
MACON, Ga. - Macon scored six runs in the third inning, and former Screven County standout Macay McBride tossed six solid innings as the Braves defeated the Augusta GreenJackets 7-4 at Luther Williams Field on Wednesday afternoon.

Marte's hit downs Augusta
MACON, Ga. - Andy Marte singled to drive in Gregor Blanco in the 10th inning and lift the Macon Braves to a 3-2 win over the Augusta GreenJackets at Luther Williams Field on Tuesday night.

Let's order Texas toast, tomatoes and chocolate

Wightman wins opening round of match play
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Tele Wightman, the 64th and last player to make the field for match play, upset top-seeded Isaac Jimison in Wednesday's opening round of the U.S. Amateur Public Links championship.

British Open at a glance
GULLANE, Scotland -- A brief look at Thursday's opening round of the 131st British Open:

Wightman wins opening round of match play

British Open at a glance

Tiger on a grand mission at Muirfield
GULLANE, Scotland -- Two larger-than-life posters of Tiger Woods stand guard at the entrance of this coastal town steeped in golf tradition, an ominous reminder that the 131st British Open is all about one man and one mission.

Controversy about Muirfield's men-only membership 'hacks off' Dawson

Lefty looking to shore up record in British Open

Sluman says he'd have played in Muirfield if he could
ENDICOTT, N.Y. -- Don't get Jeff Sluman wrong, he's no ingrate.

Tiger on a grand mission at Muirfield

Tiger slammed with women membership issues
GULLANE, Scotland -- Tiger Woods was vague, his answers repetitive. For the first time at a major championship, he seemed unprepared and uncomfortable when handling a topic that was bound to come up at Muirfield.

If not Tiger, then who? Odds are it won't be these guys
GULLANE, Scotland -- The waiter at the Peking restaurant smack in the middle of the tiny town of Haddington was stuck. He wanted to place a few pounds on the British Open, but wasn't going to bet on Tiger Woods at short odds.

Garcia takes some important lessons from U.S. Open into British
GULLANE, Scotland -- Sergio Garcia learned some important lessons as he waggled his way through an eventful few days last month on Bethpage Black.

One man's math: Woods has 13 percent chance for Grand Slam
GULLANE, Scotland -- What are the chances of Tiger Woods completing the Grand Slam by winning the British Open on Sunday and the PGA next month?

The truth hurts: Tiger is tough to beat
GULLANE, Scotland -- Nothing is wrong with admitting the obvious.

Duval: Tiger Woods is smarter than his competition

Duval: Tiger Woods is smarter than his competition
GULLANE, Scotland -- Defending British Open champion David Duval believes he knows Tiger Woods' secret: He's smarter than everybody else he plays.

The truth hurts: Tiger is tough to beat

Controversy about Muirfield's men-only membership 'hacks off' Dawson
GULLANE, Scotland -- Debate about the men-only membership at the site of this year's British Open won't go away.

Garcia takes some important lessons from U.S. Open into British

Sluman says he'd have played in Muirfield if he could

If not Tiger, then who? Odds are it won't be these guys

Lefty looking to shore up record in British Open
GULLANE, Scotland -- Phil Mickelson put a new spin Wednesday on his chances of winning a British Open, the one major championship where he has never contended.

Thorpe tees off on Irwin
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- When it comes to playing golf, Jim Thorpe thinks Hale Irwin has few equals. When dealing with fans, Thorpe believes Irwin has a lot of work to do.

Jackets lose third straight

The son also rises

Nike Peach Jam results

Underdogs from Ohio prevail

Hoops net big victory

Forty players file for arbitration
TORONTO -- Boston's Glen Murray and Dallas' Jason Arnott are among 40 players who filed for arbitration Tuesday.

Braves top Marlins
ATLANTA -- Tom Glavine had another blister on his finger, but the Florida Marlins are the ones hurting.

Harlem should save Hardy's home

Fund-raisers capitalize on Sept. 11

Commissioners, mayor: resign

'National' least of women's issues

Bird life should be given a chance

Partisanship stifles confirmations

Pitts' columns reflect prejudice

Tribe's gesture touched reader

'Hymn' speaks of Christ's coming

Hog story unworthy of front page

For wardrobe variety, mix and match

Mayans used chocolate by 600 B.C.

Fox network hits a homer with All-Star Game

Cold avocado soup chills hot summer days

Summer movies feature creature campiness

Small portions

In the know

Red wine a perfect complement to right fish

At the Movies: 'Eight Legged Freaks'

'Men in Black II' still No. 1

In the know

'Spider-Man' on home video and DVD in November

Hockey great graces Augusta with his presence
You could live an entire lifetime in a hockey town up north and never get the chance to meet a living legend.

Hockey great graces Augusta with his presence

Correction

LeBlanc refuses extradition
Aaron LeBlanc told a Columbia County judge Tuesday he did not want to return to North Carolina to face rape charges.

Report may fade before election
A searing special grand jury report released last week likely will be a cold issue come election time, according to a local political expert.

Across Georgia and South Carolina

Hopeful narrows Walker's fund lead
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Democrat Tony Center has poured $255,282 of his own money into his campaign for Congress, narrowing the money gap in the 12th District primary with fund-raising leader Charles Walker Jr.

Hot pursuit

News you can use
July 18, 1975 BARNWELL, S.C. - A young woman wept on the stand in federal court here Thursday as she told how she was dismissed from Aiken County Hospital with a day-old baby on the order of her obstetrician after she refused to be sterilized.

Department investigates teen photos on Internet

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

News you can use

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Fred Jensen of Evans.

Park's pools need work

School reports of crime decrease

A drop in the water

Bald eagle numbers up for state

Sheriff's lawyers want more time

Across the area
Investigators from the Aiken County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday recovered two vehicles and a trailer that had been stolen from Santee Cooper, the state-owned electric and water utility.

Mayor violated no laws in letter

Across Georgia and South Carolina
COLUMBIA -An HIV-infected inmate was convicted Tuesday of raping a prison librarian.

Officials recall concerns over donation requests

Closed-meeting grievance reaches law firm
The Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority's newly hired law firm - as one of its first official duties - will respond to an inquiry from the state attorney general's office regarding a closed meeting that was held last month under protest from The Augusta Chronicle.

Justice agency accused of rights violations

Canal authority redesigns bike trails
A planned network of bicycle trails linking the Augusta Canal headgates area with Jimmie Dyess Park, Lake Olmstead and downtown's Riverwalk Augusta will be redesigned in efforts to attract bidders who can complete the project within budget.

Sheriff's lawyers want more time
SPRINGFIELD, Ga. - Lawyers for Effingham County Sheriff Jay Space say they need at least another month to prepare their case showing the suspended lawman should not be permanently removed from office.

Area burglaries rise

Family says teacher seduced teen student
BLACKSHEAR, Ga. - A south Georgia family is suing a former Pierce County High School teacher, alleging that she seduced their teenage son into having an illicit sexual relationship while he was one of her students.

Automaker donates robots to career center
AIKEN - When the flatbed truck pulled into the Aiken County Career Center at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Stan Johnson bolted out of the front door to meet the driver.

Department investigates teen photos on Internet
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville fire department began an internal investigation this week after sexy photographs taken of at least one teen-age girl using fire and rescue equipment was displayed on a Web site linked to pornography.

Board approves charter schools

Commerce audit fuels critics
COLUMBIA - An audit that says the state Commerce Department broke the law and wasted taxpayer money has brought criticism of Gov. Jim Hodges as the man responsible for the cabinet-level agency.

Subscriber of the day

School reports of crime decrease
COLUMBIA - Charleston County Sheriff's Deputy John Reidenbach says students are safer these days than when he started patrolling school hallways nearly 30 years ago.

Braves top Marlins

Hot pursuit
Carl Hawkins, 16, of North Augusta, waits for a bite as he fishes along the Savannah River. Carl was hoping for a quick catch Wednesday as temperatures approached the 100-degree mark.

Across Georgia and South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -The ocean still hasn't brought back 5-year-old Maya Deavers' prosthetic leg, but residents and businesses along the Grand Strand have opened their hearts and wallets to help the young girl get a new prosthesis.

Getting a summer coat
Travis Higdon, 15, of Langley, paints yard statues on one of the hottest days of the year so far. Travis was braving the high temperatures Wednesday to help his Dad paint a friend's home in Langley.

A drop in the water
It's been almost three years since Larry Gilpin's dock at Thurmond Lake had water beneath it.

Teens ordered to 15 years in prison
Two teenagers learned Wednesday that a crime spree that netted less than $1,000 will cost them the next 15 years of their lives.

Justice agency accused of rights violations
The Atlanta chapter of the Service Employees International Union, which covers state employees, is accusing the Department of Juvenile Justice of using polygraph tests to muzzle Augusta workers and possibly violating their First Amendment rights.

Man suspected of break-ins
An Augusta man linked to several smash-and-grab convenience store burglaries is suspected in two more this week, and authorities say they are afraid he won't stop until he is caught.

Across the area
A Graniteville woman, charged with felonies after she left her two children in a hot car, surrendered to authorities Tuesday, authorities said. She was released on a personal recognizance bond, police said.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Jack Pruett of Evans.

Mayor violated no laws in letter
Mayor Bob Young broke no law when he wrote an upbeat letter recommending former Fire Chief Ronnie Few to Washington, D.C., officials two years ago. But it was a serious error in judgment to give a glowing endorsement to a public safety official under investigation for malfeasance, ethics experts say.

Candidate answers questions
State Rep. Ben Allen, a Democratic candidate for the newly created 12th District, is asking voters to look at his experience before deciding.

News you can use
July 17, 1947 Bowdre Bates, driving a streamlined, underslung racer, flashed to victory yesterday in the sixth annual Augusta soap Box Derby, outdistancing rivals in six separate heats to win the title of Augusta champion.

Bald eagle numbers up for state
Bald eagle nesting activity expanded across much of Georgia this year, but Augusta-area populations of the rare birds continue to suffer from a mysterious, fatal disease.

Tips aided drug raids
Grovetown Public Safety Director Al Robinson said two drug arrests made earlier this week are just the beginning.

County to fake nuclear accident
It has never happened, but just in case a shipment of nuclear waste is involved in an accident while passing from Aiken County through the area, local authorities want to be prepared.

Retiring has not slowed ex-chief
He has cleaned out his office at the National Science Center Foundation and officially entered retirement, but Fred Davison isn't slowing down.

Park's pools need work
The reflecting pools at Springfield Village Park in Augusta are reflecting problems - scum and trash.

Audit agency blasts Commerce

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

News you can use

Missing keys force costly lock changes
Call it an expensive case of the missing keys.

Correction
The special mayoral election for Jackson, S.C., will be Sept. 17. Because inaccurate information was provided to The Augusta Chronicle, that date was inaccurately reported in Tuesday's editions.

Closed-meeting grievance reaches law firm

Man pleads guilty in deal
A Hephzibah man who killed his best friend he suspected had molested a member of his family pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of homicide Tuesday.

Automaker donates robots to career center

Area burglaries rise
Scott Doss returned from a two-week summer vacation and found his Augusta home ransacked.

Hopeful narrows Walker's fund lead

LeBlanc refuses extradition

Audit agency blasts Commerce
COLUMBIA - The state's audit agency has released a blistering report on the Commerce Department, noting illegal spending, management lapses and a spendthrift attitude that cost taxpayers millions.

Tips aided drug raids

County OKs rezoning request for Aaron's new car dealership
Hank Aaron's Jaguar and Land Rover dealership is expected to be be open in early 2003. Columbia County Commission unanimously approved a rezoning request Tuesday night.

Candidate answers questions

Ex-wife's allegations led to home search
Richmond County authorities used allegations by Paul Sanders' ex-wife to obtain a warrant to search his home for white supremacy literature and bomb-making materials, according to court documents released this week.

Report may fade before election

Board approves charter schools
Nothing is holding Aiken County's two new charter schools back from an Aug. 12 start date.

Across the area

Officials recall concerns over donation requests
Jerry Newman, the former executive director of the Southeastern Burn Foundation, said he was skeptical when, about two years ago, he was approached by then-Augusta Fire Chief Ronnie Few for a donation to a local fire safety education program.

Across the area

There's no titans around to challenge Tiger
Not enough fat bellies.

Let's order Texas toast, tomatoes and chocolate
Recently I learned the answer to one of life's little riddles.

Racing facts
Here are facts about this weekend's New England 300 race.

Breaking the mold
WILKESBORO, N.C. - By the time Junior Johnson was 9 years old and driving the North Carolina backgrounds with loads of moonshine, he was playing by his own rules. Little changed in the next 62 years.

Spotlight on Richard Petty

Racing facts

Spotlight on Richard Petty
Here is a profile of NASCAR driver Richard Petty.

NASCAR notebook
Winston Cup drivers Kevin Harvick and Ken Schrader will compete in the Craftsman Truck Series race Saturday at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Breaking the mold

Iverson released after arraignment

Iverson returns to mansion after arraignment
PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson's day ended much as it began: at home in his mansion with a media horde camped outside. In between, the NBA star spent nearly 11 hours in custody and was arraigned on gun and assault charges.

Iverson returns to mansion after arraignment

Iverson released after arraignment
PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson was arraigned Tuesday on charges he stormed into a cousin's apartment with a gun and threatened two men while looking for his wife. He was released on $10,000 bond after 11 hours in custody.

Panthers sign seventh-round pick Campion

Minnesota Lynx coach resigns

Mr. Donald Robertson    (KITE, Ga.)
Mrs. Zelena Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Zennie McGahee    (AUGUSTA, GA)
Mrs. Tweetie Shields    (WRENS, Ga.)
Mr. Gilbert Day    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Hazel Smith    (AIKEN, S.C)
Mr. Albert Mullins Jr.    (MONETTA, S.C)
Danniel Solum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Holden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Michael Spivey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Ms. Henri Garvin    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
Mrs. Barbara Storey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Kathryne Burch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Annie Taylor    (HARRISON, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Evans    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Lila Tyner    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Barbara Monroe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Billy Williams    (HARRISONBURG, VA.)
Mr. Lessie Lockhart    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Richard Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Roy Hensley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Essie Andrews    (STATESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Annette Hackle    (SWAINSBORO, GA.)
Mrs. Carlene Bailey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Evans    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Edith Bodie    (WAGENER, S.C.)
Mrs. Sun Corkery    (AUGUSTA, Ga)
Mrs. Kathleen Nieves    (BONEVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Isaac Brookins    (SPARTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Dorothy Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Zelena Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Janney Miller    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Janet Murga    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Pearl Crosby    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Ronnie Mullikin    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Lorenza Cogle    (NEW JERSEY, N.J.)
Ms. Janney Miller    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Kathryne Burch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John McDonald    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Womack    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Clifton Johnson    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. Dwayne Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Roy Hensley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Billy Williams    (HARRISONBURG, VA.)
Mr. Jack Harvard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Brian Weeks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. William Hadley    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. William Usher    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Steven Grice    (WARRENVILLE, S.C)
Mr. Paul Brinkman    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Larry Gantt    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Percy Ricks Jr.
Augusta has lost a piece of its history.

Mrs. Ruby Ennis    (EAST DUBLIN, GA.)
Mr. Paul Brinkman    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Pearl Crosby    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Eugene Logan    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Lorenza Cogle    (NEW JERSEY, N.J.)
Mr. Kim Ledford    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Katie Hood    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruby Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mae Wright    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mr. Isaac Daniels, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, GA.)
Mrs. Myra Reynolds    (WILMINGTON, N.C.)
Mr. David Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. John Holden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Danneil Solum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. David Hall    (ASTORIA, NY)
Mrs. Lois Reese    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mrs. May Raney    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Bertron Parks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Edith Barber    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Barbara Storey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Carlene Bailey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Kathryne Burch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. May Raney (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lila Tyner (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Isaac Brookins (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Zennie McGahee (AUGUSTA, GA)

Mr. Larry Gantt (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Ms. Janney Miller (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Spivey (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Jack Harvard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Danniel Solum (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gilbert Day (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Edith Bodie (WAGENER, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Storey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Hensley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Billy Williams (HARRISONBURG, VA.)

Mr. Eugene Logan (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Brian Weeks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Clifton Johnson (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Holden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Zelena Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Robertson (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Hensley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Taylor (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mrs. Janet Murga (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearl Crosby (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William Usher (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathleen Nieves (BONEVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Henri Garvin (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby Ennis (EAST DUBLIN, GA.)

Mr. William Hadley (EVANS, Ga.)

Danneil Solum (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Monroe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Storey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearl Crosby (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Janney Miller (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Womack (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Essie Andrews (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Sun Corkery (AUGUSTA, Ga)

Mrs. Myra Reynolds (WILMINGTON, N.C.)

Mr. Ronnie Mullikin (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Reese (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Carlene Bailey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Evans (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Evans (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Mullins Jr. (MONETTA, S.C)

Mrs. Tweetie Shields (WRENS, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Percy Ricks Jr.

Mr. Paul Brinkman (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Annette Hackle (SWAINSBORO, GA.)

Mrs. Katie Hood (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. John McDonald (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel Smith (AIKEN, S.C)

Mrs. Mae Wright (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. David Hall (ASTORIA, NY)

Mrs. Lorenza Cogle (NEW JERSEY, N.J.)

Mrs. Dorothy Moore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lessie Lockhart (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Holden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Bertron Parks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Billy Williams (HARRISONBURG, VA.)

Mrs. Edith Barber (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Steven Grice (WARRENVILLE, S.C)

Mrs. Kathryne Burch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carlene Bailey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorenza Cogle (NEW JERSEY, N.J.)

Mr. Paul Brinkman (EVANS, Ga.)

Bird life should be given a chance
On June 16, my 8-year-old grandson and I went to the Publix store on Fury's Ferry Road. We stopped in front of the store to admire the baby birds being fed by their parents. The chickadees had built their nests in the letters on the Publix sign and the signs of other establishments. It was a pleasant experience for us to enjoy in the midst of chaos and crisis in our everyday lives.

Hog story unworthy of front page
I would like to acrimoniously complain about the dead pig splashed over the front page of the July 7 edition of The Chronicle. I was appalled, disgusted and furious that you consider this graphic, slaughter story worthy of front page "news." Carol Boles, Augusta

Court goes overboard
For many years, Georgia's boat safety laws were remarkably lax and basically unenforced. The maximum violation for reckless and drunken boating was a misdemeanor; the severest penalty, a slap on the wrist. Even a fatality could draw no more than a two-year term.

Lindh term too light
Does the plea bargain struck between lawyers for John Walker Lindh and the federal government satisfy justice? It depends on how you feel about the young American Taliban foot soldier.

Tribe's gesture touched reader
One beautiful thing happened after the World Trade Center was destroyed. It happened "Out of Africa." James V. Parker, North Augusta, S.C.

Putting out the fire
"Frankly, several of the recommendations were things I didn't need a grand jury report to tell me."

Lightning speed
Congress, known for partisanship and procrastination, usually moves with all the haste of molasses in January. But when an issue is important enough, Congress can move with lightning speed.

Patients' bill works
As Washington deals with terrorism, homeland security, corporate corruption, soaring deficits and a plummeting stock market, U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood's "Patients' Bill of Rights" isn't exactly on Congress' front burner.

Fund-raisers capitalize on Sept. 11
I recently received an unsolicited phone call from the "American Police Officer Association," whatever that is. The caller claimed his organization raises money for widows and children of Georgia officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. So far, so good. C. Schuman, Evans, Ga.

Harlem should save Hardy's home
It's about time that the city of Harlem, Ga., is finally doing something to honor Oliver Norvell Hardy Jr., other than the festival it holds once a year (The Chronicle, July 3, Metro). R. Angeletti, Waynesboro, Ga.

Pitts' columns reflect prejudice
Leonard Pitts Jr.'s July 2 column, "R. Kelly is no reflection of black America," is seriously flawed. Does he really believe that O.J. Simpson received more unfair media attention than Robert Blake because Mr. Simpson is "black" (Mr. Pitts' word) and Mr. Blake is white? T. Greco, Graniteville, S.C.

Commissioners, mayor: resign
I have read some of the Special Grand Jury's presentation and if only 10 percent of what I have read is true, then Augusta commissioners should hang their heads in shame. If they had any honor, they would all resign - effective today. This includes Mayor Bob Young. Thomas R. Thigpen Sr., Augusta

Partisanship stifles confirmations
I am disappointed at the partisan games Sens. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., and Pat Leahy, D-Vt., have been playing with President George W. Bush's judicial nominees. These Democrat Senate leaders have created a crisis in the federal courts. Patricia McArdle, Augusta

'Hymn' speaks of Christ's coming
Regarding Lee Herron's July 4 letter concerning The Battle Hymn of the Republic: Karen R. Jones, Augusta

How to boost turnout
A surge of patriotism following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was expected to boost Americans' participation in the electoral process. But so far it hasn't happened.

'National' least of women's issues
I am dismayed and agitated to see that the National Council of Women's Organizations has taken upon itself the goal of forcing the Augusta National to admit women into its ranks. Rachel S. Balducci, Augusta

Games gauge progress

Child's death overshadows Armstrong's ride to foot of mountains

Today's stars

Results

Arena prefers to stay as US coach

Mosley changes approach

Overtime

Muted music miffs Forrest

Athletes to watch

U.S. roster for MLS game brings back some old-timers

Drag boat race will start Friday

Overtime

Not so special teams are haunting Stallions

Armstrong waits for mountains

Athlete of the day

Overtime
North Augusta's Wesley Carter led the charge of area golfers who qualified for the 71st annual South Carolina Golf Association Amateur Championship.

Child's death overshadows Armstrong's ride to foot of mountains
PAU, France -- A child's death overshadowed Lance Armstrong's ride to the foot of the Pyrenees, where he is expected to make his first serious assault on this year's Tour de France.

U.S. roster for MLS game brings back some old-timers
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. national team is bringing back veterans of the 1990s for the Major League Soccer All-Star game on Aug. 3.

Drag boat race will start Friday
For the 17th year, drag boat racers from across the country will heat up the Savannah River in the Augusta Southern Nationals.

Five newcomers on MLS All-Star roster
NEW YORK -- Taylor Twellman and Carlos Ruiz, tied for the MLS scoring lead with 13 goals apiece, were picked Wednesday to start in the All-Star game.

Mosley changes approach
INDIANAPOLIS - When Shane Mosley stepped into the ring Wednesday afternoon to begin his public workout and to officially kick off the final frenzied days before his rematch with Augusta's Vernon Forrest, his face was stony.

Armstrong waits for mountains
BORDEAUX, France -- For those who think Lance Armstrong is in trouble because he lost an important stage in the Tour de France, the Texan has a word of advice - wait.

Overtime
Tele Wightman, the 64th and last player to make the field for match play, upset top-seeded Isaac Jimison 1-up in Wednesday's opening round of the U.S. Amateur Public Links championship at Orchards Golf Club in Washington Township, Mich.

Muted music miffs Forrest
INDIANAPOLIS - Vernon Forrest's stay in Indianapolis got off to a shaky start Wednesday evening.

Arena prefers to stay as US coach
NEW YORK -- Bruce Arena probably will stay on as U.S. soccer coach after leading the team to its most successful World Cup performance in 72 years.

Nike Peach Jam results
Here are results from the Nike Peach Jam.

The son also rises
Being the son of a famous baseball player should be easy.

Underdogs from Ohio prevail
With time running out on the All-Ohio Red on Wednesday at North Augusta's Riverview Park, Andrew Lavender decided his team's chances of winning the Nike Peach Jam championship rested on his shoulders.

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

Hoops net big victory
The Houston Hoops built a big lead early and held off the Howard Pulley (Minn.) All-Stars, 85-76, in the first semifinal game of the Nike Peach Jam Tuesday night at Riverview Park.

Panthers sign seventh-round pick Campion
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers on Tuesday agreed to terms with seventh-round draft choice Pete Campion.

There's no titans around to challenge Tiger

Not so special teams are haunting Stallions
They won the time-of-possession battle. They had nearly twice as much passing yardage. They allowed two points in the second half.

Man travels far for stem cell treatment
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - As a naval officer and accomplished tennis player, Rick Murray faced pretty good odds when it came to life's battles, big or small.

Waste shipment faces long wait
AIKEN - Congress had its final say last week, but much more lies ahead before Savannah River Site can begin shipping its deadliest waste to the Yucca Mountain repository in Nevada.

Readers ask about online Army game
Q. You wrote about the new, free U.S. Army video game. I downloaded it but it won't run on my machine. What's wrong?

'Headhunter' game could have been better
So you think you might want to earn a little extra cash by rounding up criminals?

Pentagon developing new weapons
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is exploring new ways of attacking underground sites containing chemical or biological weapons, including the use of a deep-penetrating warhead that would encapsulate its target in a hard or sticky foam rather than blow it up, a senior official said Wednesday.

Uga VI steals show at Washington reception
WASHINGTON -- It was unlike most Washington receptions: senators and congressmen were there, but the celebrity most in demand Tuesday was a panting short guy who flew up from Georgia in a private jet to be with his admirers.

Two basketball signees ineligible
Georgia basketball coach Jim Harrick said Tuesday that two Bulldog signees are academically ineligible for next season.

Uga VI steals show at Washington reception

Gamecocks' physician resigns

Gamecocks' physician resigns
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Dr. Robert Peele is resigning as the University of South Carolina's athletic team physician after nearly 20 years.

Minnesota Lynx coach resigns
MINNEAPOLIS -- Brian Agler, the only head coach the Minnesota Lynx have ever had, resigned Tuesday but will remain as the WNBA franchise's general manager.

Waste shipment faces long wait

'Headhunter' game could have been better

Pentagon developing new weapons

Man travels far for stem cell treatment

Readers ask about online Army game