Ramblin' Rhodes: Southern rockers making quick stop in Augusta

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

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

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.

Good tunes needed for the perfect road trip

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.

The Willcox gives patrons royal treatment

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.

Standing ovations

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."

'Six Feet Under' leads Emmy nominations

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.

Mini reviews

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.

Submissions are needed

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.

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

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

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

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

Club calendar

'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.

Bukk Ugly!

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.

Video watch

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.

Actor infused each role with intense emotion

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

Concert calendar

At the movies: 'Stuart Little 2'

Players and owners talk dollars

Carter volunteers to help mediate

Baseball sues its umpires

Carter volunteers to help mediate
ATLANTA -- Former President Jimmy Carter would gladly help mediate the labor dispute between baseball players and owners.

Players and owners talk dollars
NEW YORK -- As baseball players and management finally got around to talking about revenue sharing Friday, baseball commissioner Bud Selig reversed course again and told owners to stop talking about labor matters in public.

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 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.

Braves top Marlins

Braves top Phillies
PHILADELPHIA - It's either appropriate or ironic that the Philadelphia Phillies' choice for a midsummer promotion is a Titanic theme party.

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.

Atlanta travels back to 1974

Braves top Phillies

Atlanta travels back to 1974
PHILADELPHIA - It was a different look that greeted the Atlanta Braves when they arrived in the visitors clubhouse at Veterans Stadium on Friday afternoon.

Bank company reports earnings
The holding company for Augusta-based Georgia Bank & Trust Co. reported record second-quarter earnings.

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.

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.

Business briefs

Store echoes style of rock band tour
Matt Inglett spent five years touring with Phish, a New Jersey rock band known for its two-hour jam sessions and Grateful Dead-like following. He did not tour as a roadie or musician, but as a fan, and he has brought a slice of what he saw on tour back to Augusta.

Virginia woman will lead agency

City delays vote on authority

Store echoes style of rock band tour

Dow falls 390 points
NEW YORK -- The Dow Jones industrials shattered their post-terrorist attack lows Friday in a dramatic 390-point selloff that began with news of a government investigation at Johnson & Johnson and quickly turned into a full retreat by bruised investors.

Business briefs

Fall rattles local investors
It didn't take long after the Dow Jones' 390-point selloff Friday for Chad Burdette's phone to start ringing. The investment adviser spent the latter part of the day soothing concerned clients.

Dow falls 390 points

Business briefs
DALLAS -Despite more than $1.4 billion in second-quarter losses, much of it blamed on lower fares, the major U.S. airlines cut ticket prices this week in a move that could signal fear of a much longer slump in air travel.

Bank company reports earnings

Inquiry of drug results in losses

Inquiry of drug results in losses
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Shares of Johnson & Johnson plunged Friday after a published report said a criminal investigation had been launched into one of the company's factories in Puerto Rico.

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.

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.

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.

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.

McCuen named men's tennis assistant

Enact dress code

Does Bush mean it?

YDC probe appalling

Vigilance vs. spying

Percy Ricks Jr.

Results
Here are results from Georgia Games events.

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.

Georgia Games results
1500 Meter Race Walk Bantam Girls: 1. Shontele' Stewart, RunninSaints, 11:13.48, Gold, 2. Aisha Favors, RunninSaints, 11:16.94, Silver, 3. Raquel Lochan, RunninSaints, 11:28.50, Bronze

Georgia Games swimming results
Georgia Games Championships swimming results.

Coach finds calling
Kenny Reddick's dedication to his job and family nearly cost him his life 14 years ago. He has made the most of the second chance he was given.

Reynolds takes gold, helps students place
With a wet towel wrapped around his neck, Harold Reynolds pointed his shotgun to the sky and yelled "Pull."

Georgia Games notes
Maggie McEnerney set a state record in the 11- to 12-year old age group also. She won the 1500-meter freestyle in 19 minutes, 17 seconds.

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

Watering wisely

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?

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.

Stop ants at point of entry to house

Kirby's home runs help RedStixx beat Jackets
Two straight pitches by two pitchers equaled two towering home runs and not too much fun for the Augusta GreenJackets on Friday night.

Game report
The RedStixx broke open a scoreless game with four runs in the fourth inning on home runs by Brian Kirby and Matt Knox off Augusta starter Manny Delcarmen.

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

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.

Moore, Williamson advance to Public Links final
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Lee Williamson and Ryan Moore each won two matches Friday to advance to the final of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.

Gow is comfortable again on B.C. Open course

Rising star Rose eclipses Woods in first round

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

He knows, they know: It's over

Gow is comfortable again on B.C. Open course
ENDICOTT, N.Y. -- Paul Gow, at home again on a course far from his native Australia, shot a 6-under 66 Friday to sit atop a B.C. Open leaderboard clogged with relative unknowns.

Aiken golfer one shot off the lead at Palmetto Amateur

Aiken golfer one shot off the lead at Palmetto Amateur
AIKEN - Three-time champion Michael Carlisle, of Aiken, is one shot off the lead after the first round of the Palmetto Amateur.

Delasin back at Giant Eagle chasing three-peat

A royal battle shaping up at the British Open
GULLANE, Scotland -- The complaint all year was that Tiger Woods has no challengers. Halfway through the British Open, he has about three dozen of them.

Players go separate ways

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.

Irwin accepts Thorpe apology for remarks

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

A missed opportunity, but Tiger still in the hunt

Scheduling conflict forces players' hands

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.

Haas quits B.C. Open due to kidney stones

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.

Robbins, Bader shoot 64s to lead Giant Eagle

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.

Robbins, Bader shoot 64s to lead Giant Eagle
VIENNA, Ohio -- Kelly Robbins - winless in her last 82 tour events - had two eagles in an 8-under-par 64 and she shared the lead with Beth Bader after Friday's rain-delayed opening round of the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic.

He knows, they know: It's over
GULLANE, Scotland -- Tiger Woods isn't knocking down the flags at Muirfield the way he did at Pebble Beach. Yet.

Going is good for Goin in SBC Senior Open
CHICAGO -- Ted Goin got his game going at the first hole Friday and finished strongly to take the first-round lead in the SBC Senior Open.

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.

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.

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

A royal battle shaping up at the British Open

Game report

Kirby's home runs help RedStixx beat Jackets

Thrashers sign free agent defenseman
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers agreed to terms Friday with unrestricted free agent defenseman Uwe Krupp, a 15-year veteran who played with the Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings last season.

Thrashers sign free agent defenseman

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

Fire destroys homes
Fire gutted two houses on Riviera Drive on Saturday afternoon and radiated enough heat to overcome an Augusta-Richmond County firefighter.

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.

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.

Why not use mayor's tactic on commission members?

Augusta government suffers from laughable leadership

Miller praised for class-action bill

Bland best choice for council

Backs Singer for Aiken Co. District 2

Phil Napier not a 'yes' man

Urges young people to give blood

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Two men charged with prostituting children were sentenced in federal court Friday to 30 and 40 years in prison.

Across Georgia

City law on adult business changes

News you can use
A woman and two children were taken to Augusta Regional Medical Center's Burn Center on Wednesday after an early morning crash on Interstate 75 near Tifton that killed five people and injured nine.

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

UGA will change entrance policy
ATHENS, Ga. - SAT scores and grades still will be weighted heavily in University of Georgia admissions, but factors such as student essays and the level of course curriculum likely will get more careful scrutiny under a suggested revamp of the university's entrance process.

Judge halts Barnwell chemical plant shutdown

Subscriber of the day

Officers arrest sex shop manager

Worker at MCG accused

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.

Sights set

Buffs watch trains pass by
FOLKSTON, Ga. - Five trains crossing the same road in less than 15 minutes could test the patience of most people, but not Barry Cone. He wants more.

Across Georgia

SRS worker convicted on perjury charges

Fire at recycling company

News you can use

Wide World of Sports

Hodges accused of raiding fund

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

Federal meeting will discuss study of contamination

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

Man pleads guilty to making false statement, gets probation
An Augusta man initially accused of vehicular homicide in two deaths pleaded guilty to a totally different charge Friday and received a probation sentence.

Seniors get place to hide from heat

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.

Woman decides not to testify

State threatens facility's funds
For the second time in less than a month, Gracewood State School and Hospital is threatened with having its funding cut off unless it corrects conditions that put residents in "immediate jeopardy."

State threatens facility's funds

Man accused in arson, killing denied bond
Bond was again denied Friday for a man accused of covering up a fraudulent land deal by killing a woman and setting her home on fire.

Chief says mayor told him to lie about tape
KINGSLAND, Ga. - Five years ago, Police Chief Wesley Liles denied the existence of a videotape allegedly showing improper sexual contact between a female prisoner and a city councilman.

News you can use

Store marks growth of north end

Police issue warrants in Ledford case
NORTH AUGUSTA - Authorities issued murder warrants Friday for two suspects in the slaying of former North Augusta Mayor Donald Kimbrough "Kim" Ledford, who was found dead in his home July 12.

Across the area

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.

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.

Federal meeting will discuss study of contamination
WILLISTON, S.C. - Federal regulators will brief residents Tuesday about plans to study - and possibly clean up - decades of toxic contamination near an aging factory.

Cleaning up

Across South Carolina

Subscriber of the day

Across the area
An Augusta woman accused of burning her daughter with a curling iron pleaded guilty to child abuse charge Friday and received a five-year prison sentence.

Cleaning up
Trevor Bailey, 14, clips vines from one of the graves at an abandoned plot next to the Jackson Cemetery.

Seniors get place to hide from heat
Every weekday, Alvin Thomas, 72, drives 12 miles from his home on Wrightsboro Road to the Bessie Thomas Community Center in Grovetown.

Transcript of 911 call from discovery of girl's body

Adult bookstore opens; protest ordinance
An adult bookstore that has been prohibited from opening up shop on Gordon Highway unlocked its doors Friday night with little fanfare, despite a city ruling that effectively denied the business's legal opening.

Augusta events will mark year since Sept. 11

Hodges accused of raiding fund
COLUMBIA - A leading state victim advocate says the governor's office pulled $1.8 million out of a fund set up to aid crime victims and used it to run other parts of the office.

Adult bookstore opens; protest ordinance

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for the weekend include:

Chief says mayor told him to lie about tape

Car decals fail to put officers above the law
They call it the thin blue line - a barrier that separates the public from anarchy.

Fire destroys homes

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.

SRS worker convicted on perjury charges
AIKEN - A Savannah River Site employee was convicted Friday of making false statements of sexual harassment and could face up to 45 years in prison.

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.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -Three tanks of dangerous gas stolen in Greenville two weeks ago have been recovered in Anderson County.

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

Judge halts Barnwell chemical plant shutdown
COLUMBIA - An administrative law judge Friday rescinded the emergency shutdown order issued by the state's health and environmental agency on a Barnwell chemical plant.

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.

Subscriber of the day
Ed Strickland is today's 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.

Around town

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

Oatmeal lawsuits rejected

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

UGA will change entrance policy

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.

Buffs watch trains pass by

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.

Grant may aid cancer center

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 the area

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.

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.

Officers arrest sex shop manager
An adult bookstore unlocked its doors to the public Friday evening despite a city ruling last month that denied the owner's request to locate along Gordon Highway.

Across the southeast

Forrest, Mosley have learned to fight dirty
A lot can change in six months, but this is a little ridiculous, even by boxing standards.

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.

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.

Gordons re-visit scene of altercation

Elliott takes pole for New England 300
LOUDON, N.H. -- While his teammates have struggled, Bill Elliott and his crew have locked into something - at least when it comes to qualifying.

Elliott takes pole for New England 300

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.

Unser to seek alcohol treatment

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.

Mr. Thomas Evans    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Dorothy Ray    (OLAR, S.C.)
Mrs. Emma Boyd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Marvin Burden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Brooks    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. Thomas Jackson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Shirley Bush    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Shirley Bush    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Chandler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Pauline Stepp    (UNION, S.C.)
Mr. Joe Coleman    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Patricia Miles    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Sun-Cha Corkery    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. William Hadley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. William Curry    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Fumie Green    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Dorothy Dicks    (COLUMBIA , S.C.)
Mr. Alvin Cummings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Fred Duckett    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Featured obituary: Dorothy Reid
If there's anything that D'Andra Reid wants people to know about her mother, Dorothy, it's that she lived life to the fullest.

Mr. Earnest Dunbar    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. T.J. Wells    (AVERA, Ga.)
Mrs. Gussie Fields    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Mr. Percy Ricks Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Emma Boyd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Carolyn Phillips    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Carlene Bailey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Wray King    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Lillie Wright    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Catherine Hatcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Womack    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Marion Glosson    (PITTSBORO, N.C.)
Mr. J. T. Wells    (AVERA, Ga.)
Mr. Steven Grice    (WARRENVILLE, S.C)
Kentrell Taylor    (SPARTA, Ga.)
Mr. Larry Gantt    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)
Mr. Kenneth Stearley    (CLEVELAND, Tenn.)
Mr. Gilbert Day    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Percy Ricks Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Sun Corkery    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Miss Alberta Freeman    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Marvin Burden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Dorothy Reid    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Cynthia Bridwell    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Lois Reese    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mrs. Frances Boatwright    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mrs. Carole Proctor    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
Mrs. Jean Weathers
Mr. John Plummer, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Shirley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Carolyn Phillips    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Dorothy Reid    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Tommy OHara    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Carole Proctor    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
Mrs. Frances Nicholson    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Myra ORear    (WHITE PLAINS, Ga.)
Mr. Ronnie Mullikin    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Fred Mays    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Lessie Lockhart    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Julie Jordon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Julie Jordan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Connie Ireland    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mr. Roy Hensley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Hartzog    (HILDA, S.C.)
Mrs. Catherine Hatcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Fumie Green    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Jack Harvard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Paul Brinkman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Howard Garland    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Jimmy Garnett    (EVANS, Ga)
Mr. William Hadley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Barbara Storey
With a sense of fashion, elegance and design, she wore a hat.

Kentrell Taylor (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. J. T. Wells (AVERA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fumie Green (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William Hadley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carlene Bailey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julie Jordon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Evans (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Connie Ireland (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Fumie Green (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Tommy OHara (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin Burden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alvin Cummings (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Garnett (EVANS, Ga)

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

Mr. Howard Garland (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Nicholson (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Jackson Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. T.J. Wells (AVERA, Ga.)

Ms. Shirley Bush (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Steven Grice (WARRENVILLE, S.C)

Mr. William Curry (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Brinkman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Miles (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Mary Hartzog (HILDA, S.C.)

Mr. Ronnie Mullikin (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Stepp (UNION, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillie Wright (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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Percy Ricks Jr.
During World War II - long before Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. popularized the civil rights movement - Percy Ricks Jr. was paving the way for blacks to find respect and success in the U.S. armed forces.

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.

Does Bush mean it?
The nation is looking at $165 billion in red ink by the end of the fiscal year - the first deficit in four years. Tax revenues are off sharply, not because of the income tax cuts as Democrats claim, but because of a steep falloff in taxes on capital gains due to the plummeting stock market.

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

Phil Napier not a 'yes' man
I like John Wesley's quote about, "Do all the good you can," when, why, how, where, etc. It would be a good example and motto for all politicians, as well as those people who claim they are not politicians. Bill Adams, North Augusta, S.C.

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

Why not use mayor's tactic on commission members?
If it takes some embellishments in order to rid ourselves of the like of Ronnie Few, then I am all for it. Anyway, when was the last time one politician believed what another politician said? Don Williams, Augusta

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.

Enact dress code
Richmond County school teachers who wear sweat pants, cutoffs and flip-flops to class create an unprofessional atmosphere in a school district that is desperately trying to improve itself, its standards and its students.

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.

Bland best choice for council
On Tuesday, residents of largely rural Aiken County District 2 must choose a new council representative. On one hand, we have a banker who is excited by strategic planning and says he has prepared his whole life for this job.David A. Towles, Beech Island, S.C

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.

Coach finds calling

Weigh-ins provide first challenge

Player elevates game

Georgia Games results

Armstrong takes big step toward wrapping up Tour title

Fight predictions

Davenport returns to action with Fed Cup

UCI and WADA at odds over rider's test result

Today's stars

Injured Hingis aims to return to competition in September

Reynolds takes gold, helps students place

Augusta's Forrest shuns celebrity spotlight

Georgia Games swimming results

Results

Head-butt still raises discussion

Stallions stick with QB Gauntt

Georgia Games notes

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.

Judges' selection criticized
INDIANAPOLIS -- Sen. John McCain accused the World Boxing Council on Friday of interfering with the selection of judges for Saturday's Vernon Forrest-Shane Mosley welterweight title fight.

Head-butt still raises discussion
INDIANAPOLIS - Want to see the haunted look in Shane Mosley's eyes? Care to raise the ire of the Vernon Forrest camp?

Fight predictions
Members of the media covering tonight's WBC welterweight title fight between Augusta native Vernon Forrest and Shane Mosley make their predictions:

Overtime
The 17th Augusta Southern Nationals continue through Sunday with drag boat racers from across the country heating up the Savannah River liquid quarter-mile.

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.

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.

Davenport returns to action with Fed Cup
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Williams sisters chose not to play, and Jennifer Capriati was kicked off the U.S. Fed Cup team.

Armstrong takes big step toward wrapping up Tour title
PLATEAU DE BEILLE, France -- Lance Armstrong was so far ahead and so relaxed after a grueling final climb Friday that he even had time to zip up the bright yellow jersey worn by the leader of the Tour de France.

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.

Weigh-ins provide first challenge
INDIANAPOLIS - Instead of a weigh-in Friday, the spectators at the Indiana Convention Center were treated to a strip tease.

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

Fishing report

Fishing tournament news

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.

Wrestlers use matches to spread the gospel
Joey Lynn sat under the shadetrees near his Warrenville home last Saturday and focused on the action in the ring.

Writer, radio host to appear on '700 Club'
Yes, pray, Marilyn Joyce advises women in abusive marriages, but do more - get out and find a safe place.

Seminar works to resolve anger
Overcoming faults and snuffing out temptations have been the stuff of Bill Gothard's seminars for nearly 40 years.

Faith digest
Bethany Chapel, 401 Milledge Road, will stage a conference with Steve Herzig, North American director of missions for The Friends of Israel, 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 and 11 a.m. Sunday, July 28.

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

Forrest, Mosley have learned to fight dirty

Stallions stick with QB Gauntt
Augusta Stallions coach Mike Hold insisted this week there's no quarterback controversy.

Computers number 1 billion, and counting
Last April, a worker somewhere took part in a historic event - and then probably went home and had dinner.

A new type of laser
BOULDER, Colo. - Researchers have developed a type of laser that may someday be used to make superfast computer chips and more powerful microscopes.

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.

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.

Georgia loses recruiting class

Georgia loses recruiting class
ATLANTA -- Unless Wayne Arnold gets his high school diploma before classes start at Georgia on Aug. 19, all four of Jim Harrick's recruits for this year will have failed to meet qualifying standards.

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.

A new type of laser

Risk factor heart screenings at age 20 recommended

Computers number 1 billion, and counting

Print stamps on your personal computer

Wrestlers use matches to spread the gospel

Seminar works to resolve anger

Faith and Fellowship calendar