Good tunes needed for the perfect road trip
A few weeks ago, I posed the question, "What makes a good road-trip CD?" The answers I got were varied. For some, it was a nostalgic trip down memory lane; for others, finding songs that referenced travel and movement was the goal.

At the movies: 'Stuart Little 2'
It took the work of 150 animators and digital artists more than three years to complete the sequel to "Stuart Little."

Submissions are needed
The Augusta Chronicle is compiling its annual guide to the performing and visual arts. We are looking for season information from dance troupes, theater companies, art galleries, music groups and other members of the fine arts communities in the Aiken and Augusta area.

Club calendar

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.

Video watch

Standing ovations
Big, bad boats burn up the Savannah River this weekend at the Augusta Southern Nationals drag-boat races. The boats will be running today through Sunday at Augusta Riverfront Marina, 1 Fifth St. Admission is $18 general, $50 patron level. For more information, call 278-4TIX or visit tixonline.com.

Artist finds emotional expression in her work

Actor infused each role with intense emotion
Oscar-winning actor Rod Steiger, who died on July 9, always took the road less traveled. It seemed to be the only road he knew. A man full of contradictions - the self-declared pacifist played Napol

Bukk Ugly!

Applause calendar
GOSPEL SING: Fund-raiser for National Multiple Sclerosis Society; 5 p.m. Saturday, July 27, First Baptist Church of Gracewood, 3633 Peach Orchard Road; with Promise Land Singers, Glory Land Singers, Dixie Jubilaires, Jenkins Family, Maxine Whisnant, Fred Proffitt and Jim Elliott; free, donations accepted; 855-1047.

Actor infused each role with intense emotion

Video watch
JUST OUT: Amelie, John Q., Charlotte Gray, Pinero, Storytelling and Mean Machine

Good tunes needed for the perfect road trip

Ramblin' Rhodes: Southern rockers making quick stop in Augusta
The Marshall Tucker Band returns to Augusta Thursday for a late-night performance at the Honky Tonk nightclub on Gordon Highway.

Concert calendar

The Willcox gives patrons royal treatment
Pssst: We aren't royalty.

The Willcox gives patrons royal treatment

Artist finds emotional expression in her work
Augusta artist Lisa Baggs loves the artistic double take.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Southern rockers making quick stop in Augusta

'Six Feet Under' leads Emmy nominations
LOS ANGELES -- The macabre HBO funeral home drama "Six Feet Under" received a leading 23 Emmy nominations Thursday, as the television academy recognized an unusually wide range of shows and performers.

Standing ovations

At the movies: 'K-19: The Widowmaker'
The Cold War submarine adventure "K-19: The Widowmaker" is a well-made movie that many people just won't like.

'Six Feet Under' leads Emmy nominations

Concert calendar
NEWSONG'S SUMMER JAM 2002, WITH RACHAEL LAMPA, TAIT, BROTHER'S KEEPER AND FREDDIE COLLOCA: 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $10 at door; 722-3521.

Mini reviews

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

Submissions are needed

At the movies: 'K-19: The Widowmaker'

Bukk Ugly!
Deftly, Nancy "Sister" Albert stabs at a tiny bottle of paint with an even smaller brush, soaking just the tips of the clustered bristles with ochre pigment. With sure, steady strokes, she applies color to white plastic, filling in all cracks and crevasses. After a few return trips to the bottle, a smile spreads across her face.

At the movies: 'Stuart Little 2'

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.

Baseball sues its umpires

Baseball sues its umpires
NEW YORK -- Baseball sued its umpires on Thursday, asking a federal judge for a court order allowing it to discipline John Hirschbeck for telling a member of his crew not to warn a pitcher for intentionally throwing at a batter.

Naked man jumps on family's SUV
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A naked man terrorized a Florida couple and their 3-year-old daughter, jumping on top of their Chevrolet Suburban and riding it for several blocks, police said.

Braves notebook

Maddux stellar in Braves win

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.

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.

Braves top Marlins

Braves notebook

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - Javy Lopez was out of the starting lineup for the third straight game Thursday and nobody was more surprised to learn that than the Atlanta catcher.

Braves top Marlins
ATLANTA - While no one can say for certain whether or not a strike will interrupt the 2002 baseball season, in the opinion of Chipper Jones, it would be a crying shame.

City delays vote on authority
The Augusta Commission rejected on Thursday a proposal to join the CSRA Unified Development Authority, opting instead to move the proposal back to the finance committee for further discussion.

Virginia woman will lead agency

Business briefs
NEW YORK -Bob Pittman is stepping down as the chief operating officer of AOL Time Warner as part of a management shake-up, the company announced Thursday.

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."

Housing construction down 3.6 percent in June

Business briefs

City delays vote on authority

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-based bank boosts company to new high
The holding company for Augusta-based First Bank of Georgia reported Thursday it has passed the $200 million mark in assets.

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

City's cost of living below average

Virginia woman will lead agency
The North Augusta Chamber of Commerce's three-month search for a president ended this week when a Virginia fund-raiser was named to the newly created post.

McCuen named men's tennis assistant
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson hired Chuck McCuen, tennis director at Georgia State the past 19 years, as an assistant for the men's team.

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.

McCuen named men's tennis assistant

Dantzler still aspiring to be NFL QB

Dantzler still aspiring to be NFL QB
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Former Clemson standout Woody Dantzler says he still dreams about becoming an NFL quarterback, but right now he's just trying to make the Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster.

How to boost turnout

Court goes overboard

Lightning speed

YDC probe appalling

Vigilance vs. spying

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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!!!

Player elevates game
Rusty Lee says he doesn't talk much, and there's really no need for him to as far as tennis is concerned.

Results
Here are results from the Georgia Games.

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

Results
Here are results from Georgia Games events.

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

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

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.

Watering wisely
When to water, how much to water and how to water are essential gardening questions, especially in Richmond County, said the county's agricultural expert.

Watering wisely

Stop ants at point of entry to house

Stop ants at point of entry to house
Q: I'm having a problem with ants getting inside my house. I can't tell where they are coming in. They are also bad in my yard. Do you have any suggestions on how I can get rid of them?

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.

GreenJackets scouting report
Columbus RedStixx (Indians) at Augusta GreenJackets (Red Sox)

Let's order Texas toast, tomatoes and chocolate

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

British Open notebook

Rising star Rose eclipses Woods in first round

Haas quits B.C. Open due to kidney stones
ENDICOTT, N.Y. -- Twenty-six-year PGA Tour veteran Jay Haas became ill during the opening round of the B.C. Open Thursday and was taken to a local hospital.

Irwin accepts Thorpe apology for remarks
CHICAGO -- Hale Irwin said Thursday he accepted an apology from Jim Thorpe, who earlier this week criticized the Senior PGA Tour's career victory leader.

British Open notebook
GULLANE, Scotland -- Back problems are common among golfers. On Thursday, as Tiger Woods bent over gingerly to retrieve the ball from the cup, it looked as if his back was sore.

Players go separate ways
Matthew Ricks and Michael Benham have gone their separate ways today, one to Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken and the other to Augusta's Forest Hills Golf Club.

Rising star Rose eclipses Woods in first round
GULLANE, Scotland -- It almost sounds like a work of fiction.

A missed opportunity, but Tiger still in the hunt

Delasin back at Giant Eagle chasing three-peat
VIENNA, Ohio -- Dorothy Delasin has an advantage that surpasses being the two-time defending champion at the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic.

Delasin back at Giant Eagle chasing three-peat

A missed opportunity, but Tiger still in the hunt
GULLANE, Scotland -- About the only wind that could be felt at Muirfield was when Tiger Woods let out a heavy sigh with every birdie putt that slipped away.

Wightman wins opening round of match play

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

Burkhart survives test
GRANITEVILLE - In a test of survival, Aiken's Dane Burkart was the last golfer standing in the South Carolina Junior Match Play Championship.

Irwin accepts Thorpe apology for remarks

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.

Haas quits B.C. Open due to kidney stones

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.

Scheduling conflict forces players' hands

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?

Players go separate ways

Tiger on a grand mission at Muirfield

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

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

British Open at a glance

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

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.

Lefty looking to shore up record in British Open

Scheduling conflict forces players' hands
Matthew Ricks and Michael Benham have gone their separate ways today, one to Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken and the other to Augusta's Forest Hills Golf Club.

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.

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.

Jackets lose third straight

Underdogs from Ohio prevail

Nike Peach Jam results

'Chronicle' inaccuracies call for facts to be set straight
Some follow-ups on recent stories.

Arrest made in case of slain California girl; sheriff doesn't release details
STANTON, Calif. -- A 27-year-old man acquitted of molesting two girls two years ago was arrested Friday in connection with the kidnapping and slaying of 5-year-old Samantha Runnion.

One arrested, one sought in former mayor slaying
NORTH AUGUSTA - Authorities issued murder warrants today for two suspects in the slaying of former North Augusta Mayor Donald Kimbrough "Kim" Ledford, who was found dead in his home July 12.

Transcript of 911 call from discovery of girl's body
A transcript of the 911 call to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department in which a man reported the discovery of 5-year-old Samantha Runnion's body in a mountain area. Authorities said it has been edited to remove information about the caller.

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

Urges young people to give blood

Bird life should be given a chance

Augusta government suffers from laughable leadership

Miller praised for class-action bill

Backs Singer for Aiken Co. District 2

'National' least of women's issues

Tribe's gesture touched reader

Fund-raisers capitalize on Sept. 11

Pitts' columns reflect prejudice

Hog story unworthy of front page

Partisanship stifles confirmations

Summer movies feature creature campiness

For wardrobe variety, mix and match

Fox network hits a homer with All-Star Game

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

In the know

Mayans used chocolate by 600 B.C.

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

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.

Store marks growth of north end
AIKEN - The Bi-Lo grocery store opening on Aiken's north end is more than another outlet for fresh produce and cold cuts.

Across Georgia

City law on adult business changes

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.

Transcript of 911 call from discovery of girl's body

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.

News you can use

Oatmeal lawsuits rejected

Sights set
Jimbo Thrash, of Augusta, helps camper Chrissy Chapman, 19, of Gainesville, Ga., aim and shoot an air rifle at a paper target. On Thursday, the two were at Walton Rehabilitation Hospital's Camp TBI (To Be Independent), a camp for children with brain injuries, at Magnolia Springs State Park outside Millen, Ga.

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

Woman decides not to testify
AIKEN - A woman accused by the U.S. government of lying in her allegations of sexual assault and harassment at Savannah River Site will not take the stand on her own behalf today.

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.

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

Grant may aid cancer center
The excuses for not getting a mammogram sound familiar to Ethel Barnes - she had used them herself.

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.

Grant may aid cancer center

Across Georgia and South Carolina

Woman decides not to testify

Hot pursuit

Augusta events will mark year since Sept. 11
The one-year anniversary of terrorist attacks on Washington and New York will be remembered in Augusta with a day of tributes and recognitions, a local organizing committee announced Thursday.

Across the southeast

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.

School reports of crime decrease

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

Department investigates teen photos on Internet

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

Across the area
Two teenagers who joined in on the pistol-whipping and robbery of an Augusta cab driver last summer received 10-year prison sentences Thursday.

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
WRIGHTSVILLE -Two people, including a man arrested on drug charges last month, have been accused of plotting to kill the police chief of Wrightsville.

Park's pools need work

Candidate answers questions

Wide World of Sports
Don't tell Tammy Stout there's nothing to do in Augusta this weekend.

Bald eagle numbers up for state

Worker at MCG accused
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is searching computers seized from a Beech Island man accused of stealing computer information from Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics.

News you can use

Sights set

Report may fade before election

Fire at recycling company

Braves top Marlins

Subscriber of the day

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -Police Chief Reuben Greenberg has retired after three decades in law enforcement, but city leaders aren't fretting. He will be back on the job Monday.

Commissioners vote to keep EMS provider
The city's current ambulance provider is expected to serve Augusta for at least another three years, after a Thursday vote by the Augusta Commission.

Store marks growth of north end

City law on adult business changes
A city ordinance regulating adult entertainment establishments was amended Thursday by Augusta commissioners.

News you can use
July 19, 1961 A Chronicle reporter sent out to get the opinions of a few of Augusta's residents on the Berlin crisis and their feelings on President Kennedy's response to Khrushchev's proposal for Berlin found that only 1 out of 14 of the people approached had an intelligent understanding of the situation.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is James T. Truitt of Evans.

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

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.

Augusta mayor continues push for graveyard
Although the federal government has named Columbia as a prospective veterans cemetery site, Mayor Bob Young still has hopes of bringing a cemetery to Augusta.

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

Fire at recycling company
An Augusta-Richmond County firefighter helps battle a blaze at Smurfit Recycling Co. off 13th Street. Recycling company workers used bulldozers to pull out burned materials so firefighters could douse them with water. The cause of the Thursday afternoon blaze is under investigation

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.

Across the area

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Worker at MCG accused

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.

Across the area

Augusta events will mark year since Sept. 11

A drop in the water

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.

Oatmeal lawsuits rejected
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A federal judge has thrown out lawsuits filed by two prison inmates who said they were forced to eat raw oatmeal as a punishment for attempted food theft while corrections officers laughed and made bets about how much would be consumed.

Wide World of Sports

Sheriff's lawyers want more time

Across the southeast
TYNER, N.C. -Law enforcement officers in three parts of the state mourned Thursday as federal investigators looked for what caused a single-engine plane to crash while being used to search for marijuana in Chowan County.

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.

NASCAR penalizes five crew chiefs
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR officials have fined five Winston Cup Series crew chiefs for violations discovered during inspections before and after last Sunday's Tropicana 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.

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

Breaking the mold

Gordons re-visit scene of altercation
LOUDON, N.H. -- The first bump gave Robby Gordon his only Winston Cup victory. The second one cost Jeff Gordon an almost-certain win.

Unser to seek alcohol treatment

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

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

Unser to seek alcohol treatment
INDIANAPOLIS -- Two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Al Unser Jr. will seek treatment for alcohol abuse and won't race for the next several weeks.

Racing facts

Gordons re-visit scene of altercation

Iverson's lawyer granted one-week delay in hearing
PHILADELPHIA -- A judge granted a week's delay Thursday for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to try Allen Iverson on charges he threatened two men while armed with a gun.

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

Mr. Thomas Evans    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. John Holden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Billy Williams    (HARRISONBURG, VA.)
Mr. Roy Hensley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Kathryne Burch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Zelena Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Carlene Bailey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Lessie Lockhart    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Danneil Solum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Annette Hackle    (SWAINSBORO, GA.)
Mrs. Janet Murga    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Steven Grice    (WARRENVILLE, S.C)
Mr. Gilbert Day    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Zennie McGahee    (AUGUSTA, GA)
Mr. Paul Brinkman    (EVANS, Ga.)
Kentrell Taylor    (SPARTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Womack    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Kenneth Stearley    (CLEVELAND, Tenn.)
Mr. William Usher    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Percy Ricks Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Marvin Burden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Dorothy Reid    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lois Reese    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mr. John McDonald    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jack Harvard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Paul Brinkman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lois Reese    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mr. Isaac Brookins    (SPARTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Carole Proctor    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
Mrs. Sun Corkery    (AUGUSTA, Ga)
Mr. John Plummer, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. William Hadley    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Carolyn Phillips    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Percy Ricks Jr.
Augusta has lost a piece of its history.

Mr. Tommy OHara    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Edith Barber    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Frances Nicholson    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Mae Wright    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Ms. Henri Garvin    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
Mr. Dwayne Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Ronnie Mullikin    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Brian Weeks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Lessie Lockhart    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Barbara Storey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Julie Jordan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Shirley Bush    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Roy Hensley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Roy Hensley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Catherine Hatcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Carlene Bailey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jack Harvard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Bertron Parks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. William Hadley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Clifton Johnson    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. Steven Grice    (WARRENVILLE, S.C)
Mr. Albert Mullins Jr.    (MONETTA, S.C)
Mrs. Fumie Green    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Emma Boyd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Larry Gantt    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Barbara Storey
With a sense of fashion, elegance and design, she wore a hat.

Mr. Thomas Evans    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Lillie Wright    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mr. Gilbert Day    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Lorenza Cogle    (NEW JERSEY, N.J.)
Mr. Alvin Cummings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Pearl Crosby    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Sun Corkery    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. J. T. Wells    (AVERA, Ga.)
Ms. Janney Miller    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruby Ennis    (EAST DUBLIN, GA.)
Mrs. Barbara Monroe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Larry Gantt    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)
Mr. Ronnie Mullikin    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Womack    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Albert Mullins Jr. (MONETTA, S.C)

Mr. William Usher (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Monroe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Burden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carlene Bailey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carolyn Phillips (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

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Urges young people to give blood
Of all the accolades that I have received, the one I received recently topped them all. The American Red Cross gave me a certificate of appreciation for donating 104 pints of blood to them. The certificate stated that my blood donations in the South Carolina region saved as many as three lives. Faber J. Hance, North Augusta, S.C.

Vigilance vs. spying
With some 5,000 al-Qaida believed to be operating in the United States, it is incumbent on all Americans to be vigilant, as President Bush has repeatedly asked us to be.

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

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.

Backs Singer for Aiken Co. District 2
I would like the voters of Aiken County to consider Scott Singer for Aiken County Council District 2 in the July 23 election. J. Carrol Busbee Sr., Aiken, S.C.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

YDC probe appalling
Appropriate investigations will determine exactly how much truth there is to a public employees union's accusation that the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is intimidating whistle-blowers, but the charges certainly have the ring of credibility.

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

Augusta government suffers from laughable leadership
I am formally seceding from Augusta-Richmond County. I wrote that with a sense of sarcasm, but I know I could run a local government better than the representatives we have. I would like to back this up with examples. Thaddeaus Mohler, Augusta

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.

'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

Miller praised for class-action bill
Everyone has heard about frivolous class-action lawsuits, where lawyers take home millions and the plaintiffs get a coupon for a discount on a future purchase. Matt Willis, Augusta

Results

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

Player elevates game

Athlete of the day

Games gauge progress

Overtime

Injured Hingis aims to return to competition in September

Drag boat race will start Friday

Augusta's Forrest shuns celebrity spotlight

Mosley changes approach

Results

Today's stars

Arena prefers to stay as US coach

Today's stars

Muted music miffs Forrest

UCI and WADA at odds over rider's test result

Not so special teams are haunting Stallions

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.

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.

UCI and WADA at odds over rider's test result
LA MONGIE, France -- Cycling's governing body and the World Anti-Doping agency clashed Thursday over test results that showed a top Tour de France rider was using a banned substance.

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.

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.

Overtime
Golf Illness forces Haas' withdrawal PGA Tour veteran Jay Haas, of Greenville, S.C., became ill during the opening round of the B.C. Open on Thursday in Endicott, N.Y., and was taken to a hospital.

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.

Augusta's Forrest shuns celebrity spotlight
INDIANAPOLIS - Vernon Forrest doesn't care what you think. He's not concerned with what the boxing analysts are talking about. And he's not going to be bothered by what the media have to say.

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

Injured Hingis aims to return to competition in September
ZURICH, Switzerland -- Martina Hingis is training three or four hours a day and might try to return to action at the U.S. Open, a Swiss newspaper reported Thursday.

Fishing report
Largemouth bass are striking buzz baits, spinnerbaits and count-down ShadRaps on Strom Thurmond Lake, while hybrid bass have been found schooling from Little River Marina to Mistletoe State Park late in the afternoons.

Fishing tournament news

Fishing report

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.

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

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.

Falcons season ticket sales up to 42,000 for 2002
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons have sold 18,000 season tickets since new owner Arthur Blank started offering $100 packages last month for upper-level seats in the Georgia Dome, lifting total season-ticket sales to 42,000.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Risk factor heart screenings at age 20 recommended
DALLAS -- The American Heart Association has updated its guidelines for preventing heart attacks and strokes, listing secondhand smoke as a risk factor for the first time and recommending that people get screened for risk factors beginning at age 20.

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.

Print stamps on your personal computer
WASHINGTON -- Americans will be able to print out sheets of postage stamps on their personal computers, using a system approved Wednesday by the Postal Service.

Odom's message getting through this offseason

Odom's message getting through this offseason
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina coach Dave Odom spent last offseason calling, pleading and convincing his players however he could that they needed to work - and work hard.

Risk factor heart screenings at age 20 recommended

Pentagon developing new weapons

Print stamps on your personal computer

Waste shipment faces long wait

Readers ask about online Army game

Man travels far for stem cell treatment