Union still considering options, denies setting strike date

Two of Williams' children withdraw request for mediation

Two of Williams' children withdraw request for mediation
INVERNESS, Fla. -- Two of Ted Williams' children withdrew their request to settle privately the dispute with their half sister over the Hall of Famer's remains.

Union still considering options, denies setting strike date
NEW YORK -- Baseball players are still at least 10 days away from considering possible strike dates.

Fenway opens for fans to honor Williams

Fenway opens for fans to honor Williams
BOSTON -- Fans filed into Fenway Park early Monday for the start of a daylong tribute to Hall of Famer Ted Williams.

Marlins snap six-game streak

Hitters lend hand to Glavine

Hitters lend hand to Glavine
MIAMI - There was a time when the Florida Marlins made Tom Glavine their favorite patsy, pummeling him with a frequency no other team could match.

Marlins snap six-game streak
MIAMI - For two months, the Braves have relied on their pitchers to shut down the opposition and counted on their hitters to produce just enough offense to win.

Braves notebook

Braves notebook
MIAMI - A Sept. 16 strike date?

Braves notebook
MIAMI - The first crack is showing in the big league's best bullpen.

Braves notebook

BellSouth shares sink on poor profits
ATLANTA - Shares of BellSouth Corp. skidded to a four-year low Monday after the regional phone provider posted disappointing second-quarter earnings and said it sees no relief for the struggling telecommunications sector.

Law offers relief from solicitations

South Carolina expected to lose tax-free shoppers

South Carolina expected to lose tax-free shoppers
COLUMBIA - South Carolina retailers along the state's borders will see fewer purchases during the sales tax holiday this year because North Carolina and Georgia are holding a similar break the same weekend, analysts say.

Law offers relief from solicitations
South Carolina residents could see fewer telemarketing calls and mail solicitations thanks to a little-known privacy law that kicked in this spring.

Business briefs

Nothing wrong with your checkbook that black-ink magic can't fix

Nothing wrong with your checkbook that black-ink magic can't fix
WASHINGTON -- Harriet Homeowner's personal finances are a mess and she wants that swanky new car. Out of luck? Not necessarily. She could always try some corporate sleight of hand.

BellSouth shares sink on poor profits

WorldCom names professor to board

Business briefs
The Walgreens drugstore at 3204 Peach Orchard Road in Augusta will have its grand opening Aug. 11. The store will be the company's third since it reentered the Augusta market last year after a decade-long hiatus.

Business briefs
Johnston, S.C.-based Eastern Pacific International closed its doors Monday, leaving about 135 people without jobs.

More schooling translates into higher lifetime earnings
WASHINGTON -- If you are a high school student thinking about college, consider this: Someone with a bachelor's degree earns nearly $1 million more over his or her lifetime than a high school graduate.

'Chronicle' parent plans to buy Louisville paper
Morris Communications Co. announced today it has signed a letter of intent to purchase Fall Line Publishing Inc., the owner of The News & Farmer, a weekly newspaper in Louisville, Ga.

WorldCom names professor to board
ATHENS - Although Wall Street continues to suffer precipitous declines, University of Georgia accounting professor Dennis Beresford has seen his stock rise.

'Chronicle' parent plans to buy Louisville paper

Business briefs

More schooling translates into higher lifetime earnings

ACC honors football's greatest

ACC honors football's greatest
PINEHURST, N.C. - Terry Kinard called it "tremendous." Joe Hamilton deemed it the "icing on the cake," a final exclamation point to a college career that was filled with them.

Florida State the choice to win ACC title again
PINEHURST, N.C. - They say it convincingly, providing compelling evidence that Florida State's dominance of the Atlantic Coast Conference is done.

Financial anthrax

Gracewood woes

A dirty joke

Facts in black & white

Investigators in the Lunch Bunch take turns cooking
Greg Smith spends most of his days tracking down prostitutes, illegal gamblers and alcohol-license abusers as a sergeant with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Small portions
A free diabetes-friendly cookbook is now available as part of an educational campaign "Take Diabetes to Heart." The campaign is designed to raise awareness of the link between Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Actress Phylicia Rashad, best known for her work on The Cosby Show, is the group's spokeswoman.

'Stuart Little 2,' 'Perdition' neck and neck at box office
LOS ANGELES -- A talking mouse and a vengeful mob hitman fought to a virtual tie for the No. 1 film during an unusually slow weekend at theaters.

In the know
NBC launches yet another reality series with Meet My Folks, in which three bachelors vying for Miss Right are forced to spend some time with her and her family. The show airs at 8 on WAGT-TV (Channel 26).

Eminem, Missy Elliott, P.O.D. lead MTV Video Music Awards nominees
NEW YORK -- Rappers Eminem and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and the rock band P.O.D. lead the nominees for this year's MTV Video Music Awards with six each, the cable channel announced Monday.

Some inexpensive Australian wines worth a taste
Here's a theme we can live with: inexpensive Australian wines, and lots of them.

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

Keep your cool with a classic
Trying to figure out a way to stay "cool as a cucumber?" My chilled cucumber-yogurt soup will help beat the heat during summer's hottest month. Chilled cream of cucumber soup, often called cucumber vichyssoise, was a popular cold soup during the 1950s. The classic recipe not only required a good bit of planning, it was quite a bit more work than my pared-down version.

Beer adds moisture, spice to barbecue chicken dish
BATON ROUGE, La. - Beer-can chicken is a novelty barbecue dish that is a favorite with backyard barbecuers not only for its conversation-starting appearance, but also for its moist flavor.

In the know
From leisure suits to parachute pants, fashion has run through all kinds of trends. We want to know what your favorite - or least favorite - were.

Youth swimming results
Girls 12 & Under 100 LC Meter Freestyle: 1. Jenna Newsome, RAYS-GA, 1:03.34, Gold, 2. Callie Merriman, DYNA-GA, 1:03.45, Silver, 3. Chelsey Mattia, SA-GA, 1:03.68, Bronze

Youth track and field results
Shot Put Intermediate Boys: 1. Marqus Jackson, Augusta, 14.18m, Gold 2. Brandon Williams, Mercury, 11.05m, Silver 3. Amasia Dennard, Teen Lift, 10.85m, Bronze.

Results
Here are results from Georgia Games events.

Event's future locals unclear
Representatives from more than 40 sports had a chance to prove who the best amateur athletes in the state of Georgia were during the past two weeks.

Masters swimming final results
Women 19-24 100 LC Meter Freestyle: 1. Danielle Cavallaro, DYNA, 1:14.86, Gold, 2. Mary Crouch, GMKW, 1:25.00, Silver

Castillo key in win against RedStixx
All his life, Osmar Castillo has been adjusting to new surroundings, new experiences. He grew up in Venezuela, spent two years of high school in Miami, played junior college baseball in Dodge City, Kan., then became a star shortstop at Kansas State University.

Area hero tops home team
The Macon Braves wore their customary road grays Tuesday, but for the man on the mound at Lake Olmstead Stadium, this was anything but another road start.

GreenJackets scouting report
Macon Braves at Augusta GreenJackets (Red Sox)

Ocean Course to hold 2003 World Cup
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The EMC World Cup will return to The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island next year.

Nicklaus course is now open

British Open winner Els to play in International

Tournament foundation terminates WorldCom as title sponsor
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- WorldCom lost its namesake PGA Tour event Monday, less than a day after the troubled telecommunications company filed for bankruptcy.

British Open winner Els to play in International
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- Ernie Els, who won the third major title of his career in the British Open on Sunday, will return to The International at Castle Pines Golf Club next week.

One-armed man makes second hole-in-one
CLOVIS, N.M. -- A 74-year-old one-armed man made his second hole-in-one at a New Mexico golf course last week.

Ocean Course to hold 2003 World Cup

Els, Mother Nature come away big winners
GULLANE, Scotland -- Ernie Els might not be remembered as the guy who stopped Tiger Woods from winning the Grand Slam, even if Woods never gets another chance to win all four majors in the same year.

Mistaken label: Big Easy is anything but

Tournament foundation terminates WorldCom as title sponsor

One-armed man makes second hole-in-one

Mistaken label: Big Easy is anything but
GULLANE, Scotland -- Now that Ernie Els finally has the silver claret jug, maybe it's time for him to lose his nickname.

Nicklaus course is now open
AIKEN - If you didn't already know the new Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation is a Nicklaus Design golf course, the emblem on the golf cars gives it away.

Area hero tops home team

Castillo key in win against RedStixx

Football season has already started

Coaches receive reminder
Late at night, Jewel Duncan would be studying for a medical-school exam.

Football season has already started
Jermaine Dorsey glanced at the cloudy sky, felt the drizzle of raindrops and heard the booming claps of thunder.

Local travelers make their way around the world
Concern about travel safety has not stopped many of our summer vacation correspondents from seeing the world. They've sent back the postcards to prove it.

Man drowns in Lake Thurmond
A 25-year-old Hephzibah man drowned today while swimming near Lake Thurmond Dam.

Braves shut out Marlins
MIAMI -- Damian Moss had as many hits as he gave up, and that was enough to beat the Florida Marlins.

LeBlanc ordered to N.C.
Superior Court Judge Neal Dickert ordered accused rapist Aaron LeBlanc back to North Carolina this afternoon.

Deere acquires speculative building
Columbia County's Development Authority made it official today: John Deere will move into the speculative building in Horizon South Industrial Park in November.

Mayor not alone in backing Few

'Father formula' works

Vietnam War was not unnecessary

If you don't vote, don't complain

Ex-mayor's death a sad story

Himebaugh story not fully told

Young lifts from Clinton playbook

Small portions

Senior calendar

Eminem, Missy Elliott, P.O.D. lead MTV Video Music Awards nominees

Beer adds moisture, spice to barbecue chicken dish

Some inexpensive Australian wines worth a taste

'Stuart Little 2,' 'Perdition' neck and neck at box office

Keep your cool with a classic

In the know

In the know

Investigators in the Lunch Bunch take turns cooking

A mother mourns
Joy Batchelor is standing in her 11-year-old son Drew's room Tuesday, describing him as only a mother can.

Across the area

LeBlanc ordered to N.C.

Inspectors say shelter should cool buildings
State inspectors say Richmond County Animal Control is too hot and have recommended the facility stop picking up and accepting animals until it can get a temperature-controlled building.

Urine drinking leads to charges
Jack Walden III told police he was "teaching her a lesson" when he forced his 6-year-old niece to drink her own urine. Now authorities want to teach him one.

Barnes joins in crusade

A mother mourns

News you can use

Man drowns in Lake Thurmond

Suspect will stay in Georgia

Anniversary turns tragic for couple in Florida

Urine drinking leads to charges

County to vote on sale

Across Georgia

Subscriber of the day

Divers plunder sunken vessels
Take an artifact from a national battlefield such as Gettysburg or Antietam, and you could go to jail.

Across South Carolina

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is donating $6.5 million to preserve 430 acres for greenspace, recreation and education in the Atlanta area.

Man crashes into trees

Across the area
A 23-year-old Augusta man was charged Monday with molesting a 13-year-old girl, despite pleas from the teen that she had consented to the sexual encounter.

Group's land buys preserve waterway

Across the southeast

Spec building gets tenant

NAACP, official criticize findings

Around town

Across the area

Coliseum board skips big issues
The Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center's governing board did not discuss electing a new chairman or hiring new management at its monthly meeting Tuesday, focusing instead on routine repair and money management issues.

Diving into the lesson

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Al Turner of Johnston, S.C.

Divers plunder sunken vessels

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

Inspectors say shelter should cool buildings

News you can use
JULY 24, 1972 Philip E. DeLorey, the chairman of the Department of Nursing at Tidewater Community College in Portsmouth, Va., has been named associate dean of the School of Nursing at the Medical College of Georgia.

Locals appeal for spot in races
In a race against time, two men rounded up enough signatures to be added as petition candidates for open Edgefield County Council seats.

Group's land buys preserve waterway
Deke Copenhaver spends his afternoons trying to buy undeveloped land that isn't necessarily for sale.

Across South Carolina
Trooper's suit against deputy goes to high court

Across South Carolina

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Julia Munger insists she was just trying to protect her autistic son when police surrounded him in a Publix grocery store, where he was yelling and cursing at employees.

Georgia Web site gives teachers fresh ideas

City, adult bookstore continue battle
An ongoing legal battle over a Gordon Highway-area adult bookstore continued Tuesday as lawyers from both sides filed supplemental motions in federal court.

County to vote on sale
Columbia County's fishing trip might be coming to an end.

NAACP, official criticize findings
The special grand jury's investigation of former Augusta Fire Chief Ronnie Few is a biased account of a black leader's progressive actions, an Augusta commissioner told a roomful of local NAACP members Monday night.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Hal Lasky of Augusta.

Braves shut out Marlins

Suspect will stay in Georgia
Aaron LeBlanc has changed his mind about fighting extradition to North Carolina, but now he can't leave Georgia until authorities say it's time to go.

County council races end with 2 wins, 1 runoff
One Aiken County Councilman is on the ropes and another got knocked out at Tuesday night's Republican primary.

Spec building gets tenant
Columbia County's Development Authority made it official Tuesday: John Deere will move into the speculative building in Horizon South Industrial Park in November.

City's reply says little on tough issues

Subscriber of the day

News you can use

City OKs bin ordinance

Across Georgia

Anniversary turns tragic for couple in Florida
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Thirty-nine years ago, Wayne and Nancy Fisher took a vow to love and cherish each other for however long they lived.

City OKs bin ordinance
AIKEN - The first thing Chris Safley does when she gets home from work on garbage day is take her trash can and recycling bin from the curb to her house.

Confederate POW will return home
FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. - Nearly 140 years after he died in a Union prisoner of war camp in Massachusetts, Lt. Edward John Kent Johnston is coming home.

City's reply says little on tough issues
Augusta officials issued a reserved response Monday to the Richmond County special grand jury's latest interim presentment.

Man crashes into trees
North Augusta police say it took five officers to restrain a shoplifting suspect who stole a patrol car early Tuesday and wrecked it into two Palmetto trees on Georgia Avenue.

Peru fire strikes chord
News from a thousand miles away suddenly hit home with Denise Redman in Augusta.

Georgia Web site gives teachers fresh ideas
Lounelle Beecher could have only dreamed of such a resource when she was teaching at Butler High School 30 years ago.

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG -A father whose 2-year-old daughter died when his car struck a tree has been charged with felony driving under the influence and child endangerment.

Barnes joins in crusade
Jackie Boatwright has received some high-profile support in her crusade for day care insurance in Georgia.

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

Across the area
New security restrictions and project changes will delay the completion of Fort Gordon's new fire station until mid-September, Army officials said Tuesday.

Store vandals kill hundreds of fish

Day care violated rules, state says
A North Augusta day care accused of leaving a 4-year-old boy at a library last week will be cited by the South Carolina Department of Social Services for violating state regulations, officials said Monday.

Peru fire strikes chord

Diving into the lesson
Diving into the lesson Meagen McNeely gets some help adjusting her diving equipment from Emerald Sea Dive Center instructor Doug Shannon. Mr. Shannon was providing scuba lessons Monday to girls attending the Tanglewood Girl Scout Camp.

Correction

Across the southeast
TAMPA, Fla. -Four people have been charged with stealing moon rocks and meteorites from the Johnson Space Center in Houston, the FBI said Monday.

Day care violated rules, state says

Correction
A story about the Aiken Fire soccer team in Monday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle misspelled the name of team member Eric Baafour.

Father arrested in fatal crash
The father of three boys killed in a head-on car collision faces charges that could result in more that 100 years in prison if he is convicted.

Store vandals kill hundreds of fish
Hundreds of tropical fish were belly-up at Bob's Tropical Fish store in Augusta when the owner went to the business Sunday, and authorities suspect vandals tossed chlorine tablets in the tanks to kill them.

News you can use
JULY 23, 1929 A fight between two boys last night in a vacant field on the 1900 block of Fenwick Street resulted in the death of Clifford Reason, 16, and the jailing of Henry Harvey Hall, 13. According to the police, the boy died as a result of having been hit on the neck with a large stick.

Father arrested in fatal crash

Clemson's Bowden knows exactly what's at stake
PINEHURST, N.C. - Tommy Bowden knows exactly where he stands when the youngest of his 19 nieces and nephews swarm around him at the annual family vacation.

It's all in the eyes of the beholder
PINEHURST, N.C. - When a basketball conference kicks off its 50th anniversary by announcing the 50 greatest football players in league history, two immediate questions leap to mind.

Nadeau to drive Petty's No. 44 for rest of season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jerry Nadeau finally got a full-time job Tuesday when Petty Enterprises hired him to drive the No. 44 Dodge for the rest of the season.

Owner defends speedway against harsh driver criticism

Nadeau to drive Petty's No. 44 for rest of season

Andretti buys racing team, considering IRL switch

Owner defends speedway against harsh driver criticism
CONCORD, N.H. -- The owner of the New Hampshire International Speedway plans no changes to his course for another race in September despite harsh criticism of drivers, who called Sunday's Winston Cup race unsafe.

Two crew chiefs fined, Jarrett docked points
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR continued its crackdown on infractions Monday, docking points from Dale Jarrett's team and fining his crew chief $20,000 because his car failed post-race inspection.

Andretti buys racing team, considering IRL switch
INDIANAPOLIS -- Michael Andretti has watched as many of CART's high-profile owners have left for the rival Indy Racing League.

City manager gets go-ahead for NBA negotiations

Gag order issued in Iverson case
PHILADELPHIA -- A judge issued a gag order in Allen Iverson's assault case Monday, saying he wanted to "buffer" prosecutors and defense attorneys from intense media coverage.

Gag order issued in Iverson case

City manager gets go-ahead for NBA negotiations
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Less than four months after the Charlotte Hornets received NBA permission to move to New Orleans, the city is ready to begin negotiations with the league that could result in a new team.

Falcons sign third round draft pick from Tennessee

Panthers agree to terms on first-round pick Peppers

Signings heat up on the eve of training camps

Mrs. Margaret Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Lona Green    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
GYSGT Jack-Buchardt Hayward    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Mr. James Moore    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
Mr. Daniel Nix    (DEARING, Ga.)
Miss Jessica Mills    (TRYON, N.C.)
Mrs. Nancy Boyle    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
Lt. Col. Leonard Fletcher    (AMERICUS, Ga.)
Mrs. Barbara Bridges    (FLORENCE, S.C.)
Miss Judith Leach    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mr. David Bryan Jr.
Growing up in China as the son of Baptist missionaries had a profound effect on David Bryan Jr.

Mrs. Rosa Key    (AUGUSTA, Ga)
Mr. Richard Miskelly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Geraldine Johnson    (APPLING, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Jackson Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Melvin Hurdle Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Hardin Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Pearl Denny
Pearl Denny's love for education was deeply rooted in her childhood.

Mr. Charles Ridgeway    (BARNWELL, S. C.)
Mr. Melvin Hurdle, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Anne Hey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Daniel Nix    (DEARING, Ga.)
Mrs. Therese Reed-Cooper    (MIDLOTHIAN, Va.)
Bertron Parks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Betty Penny    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Roberta Ware    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Vevelyn Moss    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
Mrs. Pearl Denny    (HIGH POINT, N.C.)
Mr. James Langford Sr.    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Pearl Denny    (HIGH POINT, N.C.)
Mrs. Geraldine Johnson    (APPLING, Ga.)
Mr. Willie Felts    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Bobbie Ivey    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Waulteen Phelps    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Hugh Hall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Dorothy Dicks    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Mrs. Frances Boatwright    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mr. Willie Felts    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Rev. Charldon Powell    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Frances Boatwright    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mrs. Nancy Boyle    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
Mr. Charles Hardin Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Irma Davis    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. James Wise    (AUGUSTA, Ga)
Mrs. Dorothy Dicks    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Mrs. Sarah Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Richard Freeman    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Richard Freeman    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Mikee Gooding    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Gwendolyn Roden    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
Mrs. Barbara Bridges (FLORENCE, S.C.)

Mrs. Bobbie Ivey (THOMSON, Ga.)

Rev. Charldon Powell (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Felts (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Therese Reed-Cooper (MIDLOTHIAN, Va.)

Mr. Daniel Nix (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Boyle (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Mikee Gooding (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. David Bryan Jr.

Mr. Hugh Hall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lona Green (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Hardin Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Lt. Col. Leonard Fletcher (AMERICUS, Ga.)

Mr. James Langford Sr. (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Daniel Nix (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Frances Boatwright (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Roberta Ware (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Key (AUGUSTA, Ga)

Mrs. Nancy Boyle (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Waulteen Phelps (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

GYSGT Jack-Buchardt Hayward (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Frances Boatwright (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Irma Davis (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Geraldine Johnson (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. James Wise (AUGUSTA, Ga)

Mr. Richard Miskelly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Ridgeway (BARNWELL, S. C.)

Gwendolyn Roden (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Ms. Betty Penny (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Johnson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Felts (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne Hey (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Bertron Parks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Pearl Denny

Miss Judith Leach (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

Miss Jessica Mills (TRYON, N.C.)

Mr. Richard Freeman (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Freeman (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles Hardin Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearl Denny (HIGH POINT, N.C.)

Mrs. Geraldine Johnson (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearl Denny (HIGH POINT, N.C.)

Mr. James Moore (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Vevelyn Moss (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Television advertisements are spinning the tales of two candidates
Television advertisement candidates would you support for the United States Senate?

If you don't vote, don't complain
There are tons of reasons why we people, young and old, must become more politically active. It is vital to Augusta that we get out here and vote. Michael Meyers, Augusta

Facts in black & white
Augusta Commissioner Lee Beard is leading the charge against the special grand jury findings, telling the local NAACP chapter that the report is a biased account of ex-Fire Chief Ronnie Few's "progressive" effort to improve the department.

Ex-mayor's death a sad story
I was saddened to read of the passing of former Mayor Kim Ledford of North Augusta. Although I never met the gentleman personally, I knew his reputation to be that of an asset to the community; we have all lost a good man. T. Stuart Walker, Augusta

Mayor not alone in backing Few
I have wrestled with the impact of the entire situation regarding Augusta Mayor Bob Young and former Fire Chief Ronnie Few and have a couple of thoughts: Tim Moses, Augusta

Vietnam War was not unnecessary
Regarding the Fourth of July letter by Paul and Anne Cook: It's sad to see people like the Cooks, who give praise to some who died for our country and treat the sacrifices of those who gave their lives in the Vietnam War as tragic and unnecessary. Terry G. Smith, North Augusta, S.C.

Himebaugh story not fully told
Yes, it's true that police officers can make mistakes and a few may break the laws they're sworn to uphold. And yes, that may have been the case with the Grovetown public safety officer or the Columbia County deputy who was relieved of his duties for conduct unbecoming a police officer. A. Collins, Augusta

Young lifts from Clinton playbook
I think Augusta Mayor Bob Young is really a Clintonian Democrat at heart. The July 11 Washington Post reported, "The mayor of Augusta, Ga., said yesterday that he gave (Augusta Fire Chief) Ronnie Few a glowing letter of recommendation when he applied to be the District's fire chief two years ago - because Few asked him and because the mayor wanted to get rid of him." Mark Davies, Evans, Ga.

Gracewood woes
What's gotten into Gracewood State School and Hospital? This is one of the state's oldest and most venerable institutions, not only for taking care of the mentally disabled, but also helping them learn to stand on their own feet and live independent lives.

A dirty joke
People like Jimmy Cassandro give civil disobedience a bad name. Cassandro is the general manager of the smut shop on Molly Pond Road near Gordon Highway. He was arrested Friday for opening for business in defiance of an Augusta Commission ruling.

'Father formula' works
The July 12 Family Chronicle article, "The father formula," was excellent. I shared it with my husband and a few male friends. Thanks for reminding us just how important the role of father is to children. Sheila Hightower-Allen, Augusta

Financial anthrax
Remember the horror, fear and uncertainty created by the anthrax assaults last fall? Well, the current financial anthrax shall pass, too.

Overtime

Armstrong's smooth bid for fourth title takes suspense out of Tour

Overtime

Armstrong holds on to every second in Tour de France

Etcheverry picked for seventh MLS All-Star game

Youth swimming results

Results

Event's future locals unclear

Overtime
University of Minnesota golfer Simon Nash has reversed his decision to transfer to Augusta State University and will stay with the school for his senior season.

Etcheverry picked for seventh MLS All-Star game
NEW YORK -- D.C. United midfielder Marco Etcheverry was picked Tuesday for his seventh Major League Soccer All-Star game.

Overtime
Quarterback Joey Harrington, the third overall pick in the NFL Draft, signed for about $36.5 million over six years with the Detroit Lions, according to a source who requested anonymity.

Armstrong's smooth bid for fourth title takes suspense out of Tour
VAISON-LA-ROMAINE, France -- Lance Armstrong is taking the suspense out of the Tour de France.

Armstrong holds on to every second in Tour de France
LES DEUX-ALPES, France -- For Lance Armstrong, every second counts in the three-week Tour de France.

Panthers agree to terms on first-round pick Peppers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers agreed to terms Monday with defensive end Julius Peppers, the second overall pick in this year's NFL draft.

Falcons sign third round draft pick from Tennessee
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons signed the sixth of their eight draft choices on Monday when linebacker Will Overstreet of Tennessee came to terms.

Signings heat up on the eve of training camps
Quarterback Joey Harrington joined the Detroit Lions on Tuesday as the advent of training camps helped speed up contract talks for the top picks in April's NFL draft.

Clemson's Bowden knows exactly what's at stake

It's all in the eyes of the beholder

Television advertisements are spinning the tales of two candidates
Television advertisement candidates would you support for the United States Senate?

Wild cars, wild music featured in 'Test Drive'
It sometimes seems there are as many driving games on the market as there are drivers.

Pollution one possible cause of African famine
A new study says pollution from industrial nations was one of the possible causes of a devastating African famine that left 1.2 million people dead.

California to curb car exhaust to fight global warming
LOS ANGELES -- Gov. Gray Davis signed a law Monday that would make California the first state to restrict automobile emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases believed to contribute to global warming.

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Holtz: I love this time of year

Holtz: I love this time of year
BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. -- South Carolina coach Lou Holtz says the Gamecocks have proven they belong in the Southeastern Conference, the next step is winning the conference title.

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THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM Me and my boyfriend have been together for three months, and I love him, and he wants me to have sex with him. I'm not ready, but I'm scared he might break up with me. Do you have any advice? - 13-year-old Augusta girl

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Tree they planted together is a reminder of girl's dad
The beginning of the school year will mean the end of a tradition for 17-year-old Carrie Burton.

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Deondria Barnes, 16, a rising senior at Glenn Hills High School.

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Life events shake teen's faith, but it remains intact
It's never been that hard for me to be a Catholic, but four big things have happened in my life that affected my faith in the institution of the Catholic church.

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John Mellencamp and Shannon McNally perform at 8 p.m. at the HiFi Buys Amphitheater in Atlanta.

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Q. How much preparation have you done for the upcoming school year?

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

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Pollution one possible cause of African famine

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