Leiter agrees to $18 million, two-year extension with Mets
NEW YORK -- Al Leiter agreed Tuesday to an $18 million, two-year extension with the New York Mets rather than test an uncertain free-agent market in an offseason threatened with another work stoppage.

Williams' daughter fires back at his attorney
INVERNESS, Fla. -- Ted Williams' daughter on Wednesday disputed allegations that she harassed her father's lawyer.

Leiter agrees to $18 million, two-year extension with Mets

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.

Oct. 11 conference set in Expos' suit

Two of Williams' children withdraw request for mediation

Oct. 11 conference set in Expos' suit
NEW YORK -- A federal judge scheduled an Oct. 11 conference for the racketeering suit filed against baseball commissioner Bud Selig and former Montreal Expos owner Jeffrey Loria by unhappy Canadian investors.

Search under way for low-fat ice cream that tastes good
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Here's a mouthful about how we savor ice cream flavors, courtesy of Seo-Jing Chung, a doctoral candidate at the University of Missouri:

Odds and ends
ARCHBALD, Pa. -- A huge natural pothole hasn't turned into the tourist attraction that local officials hoped it would become.

Lost cat logs 63,000 miles
LONDON -- Ozzy the cat is back home after accumulating plenty of frequent flier miles.

Braves notebook

Braves notebook

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.

Moss, Braves continue dominance

Braves notebook
MIAMI - Will Atlanta closerJohn Smoltz ever be a starter again?

Moss, Braves continue dominance
MIAMI - No one would have blamed Florida manager Jeff Torborg for running up a white flag and insisting Wednesday afternoon's game end early.

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

Business briefs

SEC targets AOL Time Warner

Activist warns against laws that cost employers more
A human resources activist warns that Georgia could join other states in passing employment laws that would be costly to businesses.

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.

CEO says trade bill will hurt textiles

'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.

SEC targets AOL Time Warner
NEW YORK - AOL Time Warner Inc., the world's largest media company, said Wednesday that the Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into a series of transactions that may have improperly inflated the company's revenues.

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

Business briefs
SAVANNAH - During fiscal year 2002, 1,660 vessels called on the Port of Savannah, representing an 8.6 percent increase or an additional 132 vessels as compared to fiscal year 2001.

WorldCom names professor to board

Activist warns against laws that cost employers more

'Chronicle' parent plans to buy Louisville paper

Business briefs

CEO says trade bill will hurt textiles
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Textile magnate Roger Milliken is stirring opposition to legislation that would give President Bush new power to push trade deals through Congress.

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.

ACC honors football's greatest

N.Y.'s huge task

Gracewood woes

A mother's anguish

Facts in black & white

ABC still losing the ratings game
NEW YORK - The dog days of summer have turned ABC into a fourth-place network. And without its news division, the picture would be even bleaker.

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.

Pacers
Who sets the pace for Augusta-Aiken's medical community? If you're a medical professional, send information on your promotion, activity or academic achievement to PACEMAKERS, c/o The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Please include the name and phone number of a contact person.

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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.

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.

Ashanti leads 'Lady of Soul' award nominations
LOS ANGELES -- Rhythm and blues sensation Ashanti led all other performers with five nominations Tuesday for the eighth annual Lady of Soul awards.

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, fitness and health activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle.

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).

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

Secret shopping improves service
Jed Kelley takes his wife, Anne, out to eat at LongHorn Steakhouse every three or four months. Each time he orders every course, including dessert.

Conan O'Brien to host Emmy Awards
PASADENA, Calif. -- The job of Emmy host is going to Conan O'Brien instead of NBC's top late-night star, Jay Leno.

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

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.

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

Tech, Auburn to renew rivalry
AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn and Georgia Tech, which haven't met on the football field since the 1987 season, will renew their rivalry in 2003.

Tech, Auburn to renew rivalry

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.

Slugger pounds Augusta
Baseball people say there's a sweet sound the ball makes coming off the bat of the game's special players. They say Macon Braves star Andy Marte has that sound, and that sound was music to his ears Wednesday night.

Elmer McCurdy really got around after he died

Dottie Pepper to miss rest of season with shoulder injury
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Dottie Pepper, who has won 17 times on the LPGA Tour, will miss the rest of this season because her left shoulder hasn't fully healed from surgery in March.

Watson refuses to panic after bad British Open

Big names at the Big Apple Classic
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The best of the LPGA Tour are on a first name basis with those who follow the sport.

Watson refuses to panic after bad British Open
NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland -- Tom Watson refuses to panic despite shooting rounds of 77-78 at last week's British Open and missing the cut by 13 strokes.

Source: Woods will play in Buick Open
DETROIT -- Tiger Woods plans to play in the Buick Open next month, a source close to Woods told The Associated Press.

Big names at the Big Apple Classic

Golf writer lends hand to Jaguars
Curt Sampson was in Augusta on Wednesday, but not at the invitation of Augusta National Golf Club.

Dottie Pepper to miss rest of season with shoulder injury

Ocean Course to hold 2003 World Cup

Golf writer lends hand to Jaguars

Source: Woods will play in Buick Open

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.

Mistaken label: Big Easy is anything but

British Open winner Els to play in International

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.

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.

Area hero tops home team

Slugger pounds Augusta

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

Jailer investigated for assault
Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength has initiated an internal investigation of a female jailer after a fellow officer accused her of choking a 13-year-old burglary suspect.

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

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

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

Himebaugh story not fully told

There are two sides to every story

Applauds Augusta for Ga. Games

Mayor not alone in backing Few

Vietnam War was not unnecessary

News is appalling; not hog headline

'Father formula' works

In the know

Small portions

Health calendar

ABC still losing the ratings game

Keep your cool with a classic

Beer adds moisture, spice to barbecue chicken dish

Secret shopping improves service

Pacers

Conan O'Brien to host Emmy Awards

Some inexpensive Australian wines worth a taste

Swinson punches ticket to Europe
Wes Swinson had many great moments in an Augusta Lynx uniform, but fans will always remember him for "The Punch."

ECHL teams to install safety netting to protect fans
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The East Coast Hockey League has joined the NHL is mandating that its teams install safety netting to protect fans.

Swinson punches ticket to Europe

ECHL teams to install safety netting to protect fans

News you can use
JULY 25, 1902 EDGEFIELD, S.C. - The senatorial and congressional campaign meeting was held here yesterday in the courthouse. About 350 people, including ladies, attended the meeting and gave the candidates a respectful hearing.

Across the area

Across South Carolina

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.

Around town

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

Properties will be reassessed

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.

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.

Georgia Web site gives teachers fresh ideas

Judge's decision returns suspect

Suspect will stay in Georgia

Authority lawyers vow to follow meetings law
Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority attorneys have pledged "strict compliance" to Georgia's open meetings laws after an official complaint to the state attorney general's office by The Augusta Chronicle.

Subscriber of the day

Justice shows humility, humor
Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Norman S. Fletcher, facing two challengers for his seat on the state's highest court, spoke modestly and with humor Wednesday in Augusta to lawyers and Citizens for Good Government members.

Man crashes into trees

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.

Man drowns in Lake Thurmond

Findings divided city, panel says

Group's land buys preserve waterway

Across South Carolina
YORK - The man charged in the shooting deaths of his former common-law wife and her grandmother last year in a courthouse parking lot will be on trial for his life.

Across the area

Voter cards to come by mail

Spec building gets tenant

Guard brushes up on combat skills

Anniversary turns tragic for couple in Florida

Voter cards to come by mail
They might look like junk mail, but new voter registration precinct cards should stay out of the trash, elections officials warn.

Around town

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

Barnes joins in crusade

Guard brushes up on combat skills
FORT STEWART, Ga. - After a year of training for and executing a peacekeeping mission, Georgia National Guard's infantry is back in the business of firing its guns and cannons.

News you can use

Jailbird and benefactor
Virginia Burgess, of North Augusta, fits the Rev. Roland Cumbee Jr. with a striped prison uniform during the Muscular Dystrophy Association Lock-Up at the Ramada Plaza Hotel. The MDA locked up patrons, collecting "bail" money that went to help muscular dystrophy patients.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

LeBlanc ordered to N.C.

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.

Sheriff bypassed for U.S. marshal
AIKEN - Sheriff Howard Sellers will remain in Aiken County.

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

Across Georgia
STONE MOUNTAIN - Services were held Wednesday for the DeKalb County police officer who was killed last weekend when her patrol car crashed into a ravine and struck a tree.

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.

Heat deaths rise
At an oaklike 255 pounds, T.W. Josey High School football player Chevalier Brown wouldn't appear to worry about anything. But he does: dehydration.

USC Aiken is running out of ideas to deal with its problem pigeons

Heat deaths rise

News you can use

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

Sheriff bypassed for U.S. marshal

Event to honor disabilities act

Inspectors say shelter should cool buildings

Jailbird and benefactor

Divers plunder sunken vessels

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina

Across the area
Three men were charged Wednesday after a drug-related assault at Rivercreek Apartments on Center West Parkway, police said.

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

Findings divided city, panel says
A special grand jury presentment condemning the city's fire department under former Fire Chief Ronnie Few has widened the divide in a community already troubled by racial strife, the Augusta-Richmond County Human Relations Commission said Wednesday in a written statement.

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.

Event to honor disabilities act
Several groups, including Walton Rehabilitation Hospital and Augusta Technical College, have joined to sponsor a local celebration of the 12th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

25-year-old drowns in Thurmond Lake

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Luther Schwalbauch of Augusta.

Across Georgia

Judge's decision returns suspect
Superior Court Judge Neal Dickert ordered rape suspect Aaron LeBlanc back to North Carolina on Wednesday.

A mother mourns

State gives warning after rabid cat bite
BEAUFORT, S.C. - A Beaufort County woman is undergoing treatment after being bitten by a rabid cat. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has issued a warning urging local residents to take precautions.

Properties will be reassessed
The Richmond County tax assessors office will mail revaluation notices to 55,980 property owners Aug. 2.

USC Aiken is running out of ideas to deal with its problem pigeons
AIKEN - Willie Carter stares into a stormy sky, clapping his hands above his head.

Sheriff offered to resign in deal
SPRINGFIELD, Ga. - A Georgia sheriff offered to resign about a week before he was arrested on drug charges, according to a letter his lawyers recently sent to the Effingham County Commission.

Subscriber of the day

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.

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

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

25-year-old drowns in Thurmond Lake
A 25-year-old Hephzibah man drowned Wednesday while swimming near Thurmond dam.

Jailer investigated for assault

Braves shut out Marlins

Urine drinking leads to charges

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.

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.

Elmer McCurdy really got around after he died
On vacation recently, I walked into the Blue Belle Saloon in Guthrie, Okla., and said something I had heard countless times in movies.

It's not the same anymore
Whatever happened to the good old days? You know, when men were men, and upstanding Southern teenage boys went out for the football team.

Andretti buys racing team, considering IRL switch

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

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.

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.

Spotlight on Kevin Harvick

Racing facts
Here are facts about this weekend's Pennsylvania 500 race.

Spotlight on Kevin Harvick
Here is a profile of NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick.

Racing facts

Fill 'er up
ATLANTA - You can win a NASCAR Winston Cup Series race while crossing the finish line on your roof. Ask Ken Schrader.

Fill 'er up

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.

City manager gets go-ahead for NBA negotiations

Signings heat up on the eve of training camps

Dronett, Duckett won't be on hand for opening of Falcons camp

Question marks

Mrs. Sarah Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jesse Gray Jr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Dorothy Dicks    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Mrs. Frances Boatwright    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mrs. Gwendolyn Walker    (AUGUSTA , Ga.)
Mr. Daniel Nix    (DEARING, Ga.)
Mr. Daniel Nix    (DEARING, Ga.)
Mrs. Vevelyn Moss    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Geraldine Johnson
Geraldine Johnson might have had a wonderful career as a teacher, but education got in the way.

Mr. Richard Miskelly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Paul Zimmerman    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. James Langford Sr.    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Ms. Allene Rouse    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Margaret Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Julia Porter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Geraldine Johnson    (APPLING, Ga.)
Mr. Willie Felts    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Jackson Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Pearl Denny
Pearl Denny's love for education was deeply rooted in her childhood.

Mrs. Bobbie Ivey    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Emory Gunter    (PORTAL, Ga.)
Mr. Melvin Hurdle, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Pearl Denny    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Nancy Boyle    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
Ms. Gennia Wright    (MARIETTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Vevelyn Moss    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
Mr. Andrew Stroman Jr.    (ORANGEBURG, S.C.)
Mrs. Roberta Ware    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Hugh Hall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Gwendolyn Roden    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
Mrs. Mattie Mack    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Gwendolyn Roden    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
Ms. Enise Kirby    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Cassie Rivers    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
JaMarion Jordan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Alma Peeler    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mr. Willie Murray    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Mr. Melvin Hurdle Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Anne Hey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Esther Hay    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Richard Freeman    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Anne Hey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Robert Merriweather    (AIKEN, S.C.)
GYSGT Jack-Buchardt Hayward    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Mr. James Langford Sr.    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Ivy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Rosa Key    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Hardin Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Geraldine Johnson    (APPLING, Ga.)
Mr. Hugh Hall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Jackson Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Mikee Gooding    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Pearl Denny    (HIGH POINT, N.C.)
Mr. Charles Hardin Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Freeman (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Vevelyn Moss (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Key (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Gennia Wright (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Geraldine Johnson (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Hugh Hall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Roberta Ware (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Zimmerman (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sarah Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Gwendolyn Roden (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Julia Porter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Hugh Hall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Nix (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Miskelly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alma Peeler (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Boatwright (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mattie Mack (WADLEY, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Esther Hay (AIKEN, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Geraldine Johnson

Mr. Andrew Stroman Jr. (ORANGEBURG, S.C.)

Ms. Enise Kirby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Vevelyn Moss (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mr. Emory Gunter (PORTAL, Ga.)

Mrs. Gwendolyn Walker (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Nix (DEARING, Ga.)

Ms. Allene Rouse (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bobbie Ivey (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Geraldine Johnson (APPLING, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Pearl Denny

Mr. Jesse Gray Jr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Mikee Gooding (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Johnson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Cassie Rivers (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Gwendolyn Roden (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Ivy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Merriweather (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Willie Felts (THOMSON, Ga.)

JaMarion Jordan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

News is appalling; not hog headline
This is in response to several letters complaining about the July 7 front page "hog story." Those complaining claim to be "appalled, disgusted and furious" about this story and resent it being splattered in "their newspaper." William Howard Hensley, Evans, Ga.

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.

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.

There are two sides to every story
In regard to the article in the July 11 edition of The Chronicle, "Rivera charged in altercation," I understand my brother has lost his rights to freedom because of his actions, and rightly so. However, as with any story, there are two sides and this one is no exception. Gloria Rivera, Puerto Rico

A mother's anguish
A new study says women's brains are better able to receive and retain emotions.

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

'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

N.Y.'s huge task
Imagine being handed this assignment: You must build 11 million feet of prime office space, but wrap it expertly around a world-class memorial on what many consider to be sacred ground - and in the process create an architectural masterpiece that is not only supremely functional but which is aesthetically pleasing to millions.

Applauds Augusta for Ga. Games
I grew up in Thomson, Ga., and moved to Atlanta about 15 years ago. I started playing competitive volleyball very seriously, and have played in most of the Georgia Games since their founding. David Gardner, Atlanta, 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.

Overtime

Etcheverry picked for seventh MLS All-Star game

Overtime

As new victory looms, Armstrong recalls past defeat

Youth swimming results

Armstrong holds on to every second in Tour de France

It's not the same anymore

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
Joseph Carvalho withstood a second-set rally by Lance Kefalos to defend his title, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2, Wednesday in the Wachovia South Carolina Closed Junior Hardcourt Championships on the South Carolina University campus.

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.

As new victory looms, Armstrong recalls past defeat
LA PLAGNE, France -- Even as Lance Armstrong closes in on his fourth straight victory in the Tour de France, he couldn't help remembering his worst performance.

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.

Dronett, Duckett won't be on hand for opening of Falcons camp
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Atlanta Falcons won't have two key players when they open training camp Thursday at Furman University.

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.

Question marks
GREENVILLE, S.C. - It's no surprise Doug Johnson thinks the Atlanta Falcons are suitably equipped at quarterback.

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?

Stallions call on former teammate for help
As Augusta made a four-hour road trip during Week 1 of the season, Glen Gauntt dialed up an old friend.

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

Air pollution makes common cold worse
WASHINGTON -- Adding insult to injury, breathing polluted air when you have a cold makes you feel twice as bad.

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.

Yeast experiments challenge scientists' notions about aging
An entire diet and supplement industry has sprung up around the notion that one of the keys to a long life is removing oxygen molecules called free radicals from your body. But now experiments with yeast have called that theory into question.

Lost cat logs 63,000 miles

Odds and ends

Search under way for low-fat ice cream that tastes good

Yeast experiments challenge scientists' notions about aging

Air pollution makes common cold worse

Wild cars, wild music featured in 'Test Drive'