Carter volunteers to help mediate

Players and owners talk dollars

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.

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

Do you remember life before air conditioning?

Atlanta holds back Philadelphia rally
PHILADELPHIA - The Atlanta Braves have won more games than any team in baseball, but at no time have they looked like a lock to unseat the Arizona Diamondbacks or halt the New York Yankees' rush to immortality.

Braves top Phillies

Braves notebook
PHILADELPHIA - It's taken him nearly six weeks to feel comfortable again at the plate, but Atlanta left fielder Chipper Jones says he's back.

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

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.

Braves notebook

Atlanta holds back Philadelphia rally

Atlanta travels back to 1974

Defaulted loan looms over city

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.

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.

Counties should present a united front
Almost 30 years ago, there was an initiative to build a regional airport halfway between Augusta and Columbia.

Bank company reports earnings

Paying the price

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

Pocket change
The Augusta Chronicle is looking for a few good salespeople.

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.

Business calendar
Wednesday: Coffee club discussion of economic and investment topics by Leslie Lambert of Edward Jones; 8:30 a.m.; Columbia Professional Center, 4210 6-A Columbia Road.

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.

Business briefs

Paying the price
NEW YORK - Carly Fiorina, Meg Whitman and Andrea Jung lead three of America's best-known companies, but they also have something else in common.

Store echoes style of rock band tour

Defaulted loan looms over city
ELBERTON, Ga. - An Elberton retailer wants to keep the lease on the downtown building she says she's invested almost $7,000 in as part of a county revitalization program.

Chamber developing economic growth plan
When it comes to economic development, there's apparently no textbook way to do it.

Check out companies before investing

Check out companies before investing
Good companies have good governance in four key areas. Before investing your money, check out:

Business calendar

On the move
Michael McGinnity has joined the Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta and Country Suites Augusta Riverwalk hotels as director of sales and marketing.

Pocket change

Inquiry of drug results in losses

Chamber developing economic growth plan

Dow falls 390 points

On the move

Counties should present a united front

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.

College sports notebook

College sports notebook
The big reason why many publications are saying Georgia's football team is capable of great things in 2002 is because of the Bulldogs' 22 starters.

Does Bush mean it?

Percy Ricks Jr.

Yucca fight not over

Cronyism abating

Enact dress code

A robe, and kid gloves

Don't make fun of accents when visiting the South
Dear Carson: I am doing a research paper on dating etiquette and I would really appreciate it if you would answer some questions for me. Who should pay on the first date? Should the guy walk the girl to her door? In a restaurant who should order first? Should the guy pull out the chair for the girl? Should the guy open the car door and if he does should the girl lean across and unlock his door for him? - Etiquette Essay

Cartoon boom
The animation genre is booming on the small and big screens, from the success of comic book heroes such as "Spider-Man" to the popularity of "Rugrats," "Scooby Doo" and other TV cartoons made into theatrical movies. Here are some examples of recent projects.

Military family enjoys their quarters
Their on-base housing is more like a weekend retreat for Kay and Pat Cavanaugh.

Stuffing adds zest to veggies
With the height of summer comes an abundance of fresh, often home-grown produce. Zucchini and bell peppers lurk in many a Southern garden, and Vidalia onions topple from their stately stacks in grocery stores and produce markets.

'The Simpsons': Homer's odyssey
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Doh! It's OK, Homer. You did one thing right. And it's a big thing.

Arts calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Home front
The National Kitchen and Bath Association listed "outdoor cooking and cooling equipment" as one of the hot trends for 2002.

Bop! Boom! Crack! Boing! Ouch!
Bugs Bunny is making people besides Elmer Fudd angry.

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.

Results
Fencing Mixed Open Epee: 1. Bruce Vail, Atlanta Fencers Academy, Gold, 2. Eric Devlin, Fayette Fencers, Silver, 3. Scott Seaman, Fayette Fencers, Bronze, 4. Samantha Humphrey, Fayette Fencers, Bronze

Georgia games notes
Mel Shuman won the Elite Division of the disc golf competition with a 106.

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 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

Shuman earns elite gold
Once Mel Shuman started playing disc golf 3 1/2 years ago, it didn't take long for him to realize he had found his sport.

Georgia Games swimming results
Georgia Games Championships swimming results.

Table tennis offers alternative
It all started with one table in the family garage.

Wakeboarding gives pole vaulter acrobatic outlet
Chase Andrews is an adept pole vaulter, enough that he thinks the sport will pay his way through college.

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.

Around the horn
Infielder Bryan Kent is batting .353 in July, going 18-for-51 with six doubles and one triple in 15 games this month.

Thigpen is effective in loss
Even in defeat, Josh Thigpen continues to wear the look of a completely different pitcher. There is confidence where there once was uncertainty. There is hope where there once was frustration.

GreenJackets notebook
Kevin Huang can't share baseball war stories or crack jokes with his Augusta GreenJackets teammates, but his smile and work ethic have made the 20-year-old relief pitcher a clubhouse favorite.

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.

Golf roundup

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.

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.

Grand Slam over as a real British Open gets started
GULLANE, Scotland -- Tiger Woods clenched his teeth on the short walk to the fifth tee, feeling the sharp sting of a cold rain that blew sideways into his face.

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.

Golf roundup
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Ryan Moore defeated Lee Williamson 10 and 9 Saturday to win the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship and earn a spot in the 2003 Masters.

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.

Grand Slam over as a real British Open gets started

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.

'Laid back' Whitaker in first at city amateur

Gow is comfortable again on B.C. Open course

'Laid back' Whitaker in first at city amateur
Slammed clubs, choice words and long faces were the order of the day at the Augusta City Amateur on Saturday.

Aiken golfer one shot off the lead at Palmetto Amateur

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.

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.

A royal battle shaping up at the British Open

Robbins, Bader shoot 64s to lead Giant Eagle

Thigpen is effective in loss

GreenJackets notebook

Game report

Kirby's home runs help RedStixx beat Jackets

Thrashers sign free agent defenseman

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.

Do you remember life before air conditioning?
These are the times that fry men's soles.

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

Why not use mayor's tactic on commission members?

Endorses singer

Introducing Scott Singer for council

Unhappy with Randall on council

Phil Napier not a 'yes' man

Why Singer is best for Aiken County

Christians need to take back media

Butler the right choice

Pick Napier for council

Bland best choice for council

Stuffing adds zest to veggies

Don't make fun of accents when visiting the South

Military family enjoys their quarters

Cartoon boom

Home front

Bop! Boom! Crack! Boing! Ouch!

Cleaning up

Officers' hobbies pay off as second jobs
Not all sheriff's deputies moonlight as mall security guards. In Richmond County, there are officers who have second jobs as a magician, a race car mechanic, a radio DJ and a farrier.

Officers' hobbies pay off as second jobs

Farmers hope for water

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.

Across Georgia

Across the southeast

News you can use

Hopefuls praise full field
Seven Democrats vying for one congressional seat could signal a divisive party, but most of those seeking the new 12th District post don't see it that way.

Candidates meet, eat together

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.

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.

Across the area
The manager of an adult entertainment store, arrested Friday on a charge of operating an illegal business, made bond and was released Saturday.

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.

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.

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.

Hodges accused of raiding fund

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.

Fire destroys homes

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.

Across the southeast
BILOXI, Miss. -The NAACP is considering boycotts and picketing to protest inclusion of the Confederate battle flag in a beach flag display on U.S. Highway 90 on the Mississippi coast.

Deputies capture man after escape

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

Subscriber of the day

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

Across South Carolina

Subscriber of the day

Around town

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.

SRS worker convicted on perjury charges

Judge halts Barnwell chemical plant shutdown

UGA will change entrance policy

Across the area

Seniors get place to hide from heat

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.

Officers arrest sex shop manager

State threatens facility's funds

News you can use

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The state Education Oversight Committee plans to craft recommendations to guide how the state recruits and molds quality teachers.

Federal meeting will discuss study of contamination

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.

Hopefuls praise full field

Candidates meet, eat together
Democratic candidates for the 12th Congressional District spent Saturday morning espousing the principles of their party and their own beliefs - when they weren't jabbing at the Republicans and needling one another.

Primary will get 3 seats for GOP

Justice delayed
So much time has passed since Thomas Pruitt bled to death from bullet wounds that his family wonders whether the man accused will ever stand trial.

Justice delayed

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."

Classrooms for sale

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

Overpass proposed to lessen car flow

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.

Primary will get 3 seats for GOP
Tuesday's Republican primaries for Aiken County Council will decide three of the four seats up for grabs.

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

Deputies capture man after escape
The Edgefield County Sheriff's Office is looking for Eric Young, 20. Mr. Young is black, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 155 pounds.

Across Georgia

Classrooms for sale
WARRENVILLE - The last year Glenn Sanders served as principal of the old Warrenville Elementary School, he dreaded rainy days. It wasn't for their gloom, but for the growing collection of buckets to catch the rain falling through the leaky roof.

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

News you can use
July 21, 1982 The mysterious illness afflicting Sharkal Gaston, the 4-month-old Jesup, Ga., baby has led to damage of her hearing and sight and produced other neurological abnormalities, doctors said Tuesday.

Across Georgia
CONYERS - More movie and television shows are being filmed in Conyers and Covington, east of Atlanta.

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

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.

Overpass proposed to lessen car flow
Lowell and Gloria Greenbaum know all about the traffic congestion that Augusta's medical complex attracts to 15th Street.

Across the area

Blaze driven by wind destroys 2 townhomes
A fire, possibly caused by a discarded cigarette, gutted two townhomes Saturday on Riviera Drive near Washington Road in west Augusta.

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.

Farmers hope for water
The next few days could be critical for Georgia farmers as the drought that has gripped the state for more than four years drags on, combined with a continuing stretch of days with temperatures in the 90s.

Subscriber of the day
Ed Strickland is today's subscriber of the day.

County in line to land tourney
LEAH, Ga. - Brian Graham's fairways don't look much like those at the Augusta National Golf Club: The grass isn't closely shorn, the trees are a little closer and they're not that green.

Across South Carolina

Chief says mayor told him to lie about tape

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.

Buffs watch trains pass by

Adult bookstore opens; protest ordinance

Subscriber of the day
Ed Strickland is today's subscriber of the day.

Games need change
The second coming of the Georgia Games Championships to the second-largest city in Georgia shouldn't come to pass without taking a second to reflect on the future of the event.

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

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

'Soft walls' aren't among upgrades
LOUDON, N.H. - New Hampshire International Speedway has undergone a change designed to upgrade the quality of racing.

'Soft walls' aren't among upgrades

NFL camps open doors

Mrs. Jean Weathers
Mr. Fred Duckett    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Ms. Betty Penny    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Wray King    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. James Chandler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Fred Mays    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Allen    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Patricia Miles    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mr. Earnest Dunbar    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Myra ORear    (WHITE PLAINS, Ga.)
Mr. John Brooks    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. Jimmy Garnett    (EVANS, Ga)
Mr. Marvin Burden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Howard Garland    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Alberta Bell    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
Miss Alberta Freeman    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Goldie Standridge    (GIBSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Gussie Fields    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Mrs. Laura Nicholson    (SALUDA, S.C.)
Mrs. Fumie Green    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Jimmy Garnett    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Carolyn Phillips    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Dorothy Dicks    (COLUMBIA , S.C.)
Mrs. Carole Proctor    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Hartzog    (HILDA, S.C.)
Mrs. Dorothy Ray    (OLAR, S.C.)
Ms. Shirley Bush    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Dorothy Reid    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Brooks    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. Percy Ricks Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Pauline Stepp    (UNION, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Shirley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Julie Jordon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Roy Anglin    (DEARING, Ga.)
Mr. William Hadley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Jean Weathers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Jackson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Radford    (ATHENS, Ga.)
Mr. Fred Mays    (EVANS, Ga.)
Bertron Parks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Jackson Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Marion Glosson    (PITTSBORO, N.C.)
Mrs. Pauline Hefner    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Melvin Hurdle Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. William Curry    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Catherine Hatcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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.

Mrs. Kathlyn Harris    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mrs. Cynthia Bridwell    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Dr. Asa Duggan Sr.    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Sun-Cha Corkery    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Cedric Drayton    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
Mrs. Emma Boyd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Connie Ireland    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Frances Boatwright    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mrs. Frances Boatwright    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mrs. Bertha Black    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Catherine Hatcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. T.J. Wells    (AVERA, Ga.)
Mr. Joe Coleman    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Fred Duckett    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Jimmy Garnett (EVANS, Ga)

Mrs. Dorothy Ray (OLAR, S.C.)

Mrs. Gussie Fields (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. John Brooks (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Alberta Bell (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Melvin Hurdle Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carole Proctor (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Dr. Asa Duggan Sr. (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. James Chandler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Anglin (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Coleman (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathlyn Harris (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. William Hadley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Black (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. John Brooks (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Ms. Betty Penny (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myra ORear (WHITE PLAINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Boatwright (HARLEM, Ga.)

Ms. Shirley Bush (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Hatcher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Boyd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Radford (ATHENS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Goldie Standridge (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean Weathers

Mrs. Jean Weathers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Fred Mays (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Duckett (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Jimmy Garnett (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Reid (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Frances Boatwright (HARLEM, Ga.)

Cedric Drayton (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Howard Garland (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Hefner (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Shirley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Bertron Parks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Hatcher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Nicholson (SALUDA, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. William Curry (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Connie Ireland (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Julie Jordon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Featured obituary: Dorothy Reid

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

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

Mrs. Sun-Cha Corkery (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Burden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wray King (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Glosson (PITTSBORO, N.C.)

Mr. Fred Mays (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Dicks (COLUMBIA , S.C.)

Miss Alberta Freeman (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Fumie Green (EVANS, Ga.)

How the GOP may kick Roy out of the tent
Staring at me across a lunch of hot sausages and beans on a steamy July day, a smart Republican lawyer recites his favorite political parable:

Butler the right choice
Few realize the importance of the July 23 special election for District 5, Aiken County Council. The primary for this seat was delayed due to redrawing the lines of the district. Now only District 5 candidates will be on the ballot and many may be lackadaisical about going to the polls to vote. Mim Woodring, North Augusta, S.C.

Unhappy with Randall on council
To the voters who live in District 6 in Aiken County, presently represented by Joel Randall: Sandra Beard, Graniteville, S.C.

Endorses singer
On Tuesday we will have the privilege of voting for persons to be our representatives in the political process of governance. An informed electorate that chooses candidates who are dedicated to service, knowledgeable about community issues, forward thinking and work with integrity will find their views fairly and reliably presented. David F. Prim, Aiken, 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.

Yucca fight not over
After decades of scientific studies and heavy-duty politicking, Congress finally gave the green light earlier this month for nuclear reactor sites around the nation to send their deadliest nuclear wastes to the Yucca Mountain repository in Nevada.

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

Why Singer is best for Aiken County
I endorse Scott Singer for District 2 Aiken County Council. Michael A. Burkhart, Aiken, S.C.

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.

Pick Napier for council
To those who will vote in the July 23 primary for Aiken County Council District 5, you have a clear choice of candidates. Willar H. Hightower Jr., Aiken, S.C.

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.

Christians need to take back media
It is time that all Christians unite to take back the media. I suggest the owners of conservative media set a plan in action to buy out smaller chunks of media and then change the trash to the truth. This can lead to buying the likes of The New York Times and Chicago Tribune. Michael J. Rhoden, North Augusta, 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

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.

Cronyism abating
Augusta commissioners have been claiming lately that they're getting along a lot better, that the bad old days of acrimonious racial and geographic divisiveness are drawing to a close.

Introducing Scott Singer for council
It's election time again with all the signs, advertisements and promises - and so many unfamiliar names and faces. I, for one, find it hard to go to the polls and vote for a complete stranger. Mary Thomas, Aiken, S.C.

A robe, and kid gloves
There is a definite madness to the methods of terrorists anyway. But the madness continues when you get them in the courtroom.

Georgia Games results

Area sports announcements

Shuman earns elite gold

Coach finds calling

Boxing notebook

Head-butt still raises discussion

Indianapolis finds niche in boxing

Georgia Games notes

Wakeboarding gives pole vaulter acrobatic outlet

Armstrong takes big step toward wrapping up Tour title

Forrest remains champion

Fight predictions

Overtime

Weigh-ins provide first challenge

Stallions stick with QB Gauntt

Table tennis offers alternative

Georgia Games swimming results

Reynolds takes gold, helps students place

Gauntt returns to form

Georgia games notes

River conditions test top racing class

Davenport returns to action with Fed Cup

Overtime
The oldest daughter of Ted Williams is demanding proof that her father wanted to be frozen after his death.

River conditions test top racing class
The class of competitors expected to be the best was below par during qualifying at the Augusta Southern National drag boat races Saturday.

Area sports roundup
AIKEN - Marcus Both of Australia shot a 1-under-par 70 to take the lead Saturday at the Palmetto Amateur.

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.

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

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.

Area sports announcements
July 28: Fall Line Archery Club will hold multiple registration for its event at the intersection of Fall Line Freeway and Hwy. 15 in Sandersville, Ga. For more information, call Kevin Morris (478) 552-0394; Charlie Giles (478) 552-3059; Joseph Peyton (478) 348-3105 or Bill Black (478) 348-4609.

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.

Only sunshine makes Armstrong sweat between stages
BEZIERS, France -- Only the hot weather made Lance Armstrong sweat during the 13th stage of the Tour de France.

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.

Forrest remains champion
WBC welterweight champion Vernon Forrest won a unanimous 12-round decision Saturday night over Shane Mosley, beating him for the second time in six months.

Boxing notebook
INDIANAPOLIS - The most dominant boxer on the early undercard of Saturday night's Shane Mosley-Vernon Forrest rematch was Nigeria's Duncan Dokiwari.

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.

Indianapolis finds niche in boxing
INDIANAPOLIS - David Kahn looks at this city, looks at Conseco Fieldhouse and sees potential.

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?

Outdoors calendar
TODAY: Augusta Southern Nationals will conclude today at Riverfront Marina beginning at 9 a.m. Admission is $15. Call 724-2452 for more details.

Art imitating life
A lifelike buck galloping out of a wall is a creative variation of the traditional shoulder mount.

Cooking wild
Summertime offers plenty of action for freshwater panfish such as bluegill and largemouths - or coastal favorites such as flounder, whiting and croakers. This recipe is an easy, fun way to share and enjoy an assorted catch:

Cooking wild

Art imitating life

Outdoors calendar

NFL camps open doors
Less than six months after Adam Vinatieri's field goal gave New England its first Super Bowl victory, the NFL is back. Most training camps open this week in a new 32-team, eight-division league marked by the return of a franchise in Houston.

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

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.

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.

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.

Games need change

Forrest, Mosley have learned to fight dirty

How the GOP may kick Roy out of the tent
Staring at me across a lunch of hot sausages and beans on a steamy July day, a smart Republican lawyer recites his favorite political parable:

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

Gauntt returns to form
Lost among the brawls and ejections Saturday night was Glen Gauntt's return to excellence.

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.

Computers bring on digital depression
Does sweat appear on your brow when you have to complete a project ASAP and you can't get any work done because your computer is frozen?

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.

Georgia loses recruiting class

Computers bring on digital depression

Computers number 1 billion, and counting

A new type of laser

Seminar works to resolve anger

Faith and Fellowship calendar

Wrestlers use matches to spread the gospel