Officials struggle to implement transfer option given to parents

Guide to Private Schools 2002-2003

Charter schools tailored to students

Shortages add to urgency for vaccinations for school

Schools require conformity in dress

Private school rising from ashes

Aiken County's new faces

Columbia County's new faces

Guide to Troy State University 2002-2003

Sales-tax funds paid for Fort Gordon school

Tax holiday should ease pain

Guide to Richmond County Schools 2002-2003

Guide to Burke County Schools 2002-2003

Richmond County's new faces

Rezoning relocates some pupils

Augusta State gets new official

Guide to Augusta State University 2002-2003

Guide to Aiken Technical College 2002-2003

Guide to Aiken County Schools 2002-2003

Guide to Columbia County Schools 2002-2003

Guide to Edgefield County Schools 2002-2003

Buy kids school-friendly computers

Guide to McDuffie County Schools 2002-2003

Tax holiday should ease pain
Back-to-school shopping is essentially a rite of passage for every school-age child.

Schools require conformity in dress
The midriff-baring shirt and cutoff shorts you bought for the trip to the beach this summer might have looked cute on the shore, but your best bet when it's time to hit the books again is to leave the fashion-forward pieces in the closet.

Guide to Augusta Technical College 2002-2003
Augusta Technical College is a public, postsecondary institution of the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education. The school serves technical education needs and supports economic development of the Central Savannah River Area.

Sales-tax funds paid for Fort Gordon school
Rita Bradley can hardly believe it. In just a few weeks, the former Terrace Manor Elementary School principal will finally move into her new school on Fort Gordon.

Guide to Aiken Technical College 2002-2003
Aug. 13-15 - Registration

Students buy books on Internet
Once, at the beginning of each semester, students trudged to their campus bookstore and waited in line for hours to buy required textbooks and other merchandise.

Guide to McDuffie County Schools 2002-2003
First day of school - Friday, Aug. 9

Buy kids school-friendly computers
As computers become more accessible and schools continue to upgrade their educational technology, some parents may be faced with difficult decisions on what technology to buy their children for the new school year.

Guide to Augusta State University 2002-2003
Augusta State University is a public institution of the University of Georgia system. It offers more than 50 programs leading to associate, bachelor's, master's and specialist degrees, a paralegal certificate and a cooperative doctoral degree.

Guide to Richmond County Schools 2002-2003
Open house: Wednesday, Aug. 7 (middle schools)

Guide to Private Schools 2002-2003
Edmund Burke Academy: 403 U.S. Highway 56 South, Waynesboro, Ga., (706) 554-4479, grades K4-12. Headmaster: Danny Jones. School starts Aug. 12. School day is 8:10 a.m. to 3:01 p.m.

Richmond County's new faces
Academy of Richmond County - David Robbins

Guide to University of South Carolina Aiken 2002-2003
The University of South Carolina Aiken is a four-year, public coeducational university offering undergraduate degree programs and master's degrees in elementary education and applied clinical psychology. Additional graduate courses and degree programs are offered through the USC Extended Graduate Campus program.

Private school rising from ashes
When students return to Edmund Burke Academy on Aug. 12, things may look a little different than they remember.

Guide to Edgefield County Schools 2002-2003
Teacher workday - Monday, Aug. 5

Columbia County's new faces
Grovetown Middle School: Carolyn Fries, former assistant principal of Harlem Middle School, was named Grovetown Middle School's new principal. The 27-year veteran will replace Tom McClendon, former principal of Oconee Middle School, who was named to head Grovetown Middle in the spring. He resigned in June, a week before his contract was set to begin, citing personal reasons. The school is now under construction and is expected to open midyear.

Officials struggle to implement transfer option given to parents
With just a few weeks left before school starts, local school officials are scrambling to make sense of a new federal law.

Charter schools tailored to students
Instead of spending the first week of school reviewing old material, pupils attending the Lloyd-Kennedy Charter School will be tested - not on what they know, but on how they learn.

Augusta State gets new official
The rich tradition of Augusta State University is what attracted him. Experience is what got Dr. Samuel Sullivan the job as Augusta State's vice president for academic affairs.

Guide to Burke County Schools 2002-2003
Open house: 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 (middle schools)

Guide to Columbia County Schools 2002-2003
High schools - Monday, Aug. 5, 5-7 p.m.

Guide to Aiken County Schools 2002-2003
Registration dates and times for Aiken County schools:

Guide to Troy State University 2002-2003
Troy State University at Augusta has moved its administrative and classroom operations to the Augusta Corporate Center, 2753 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 201. The Augusta campus occupies more than 7,000 square feet. In addition to academic programs, the school will be offering professional-development programs at the new site. For more information, call 210-3800.

Aiken County's new faces
Cecilia Davidson, principal of North Augusta Elementary School, is the new Area 2 Assistant Superintendent, replacing Nancy Smith Mann, who retired.

South Carolina immunization requirements
Health officials say Aiken County pupils might require extra shots for school this fall because immunization requirements have changed.

Rezoning relocates some pupils
In North Augusta, approximately 100 middle school pupils will find themselves going to a different school than the one they had planned to attend.

Shortages add to urgency for vaccinations for school
Parents have an extra incentive to get required school vaccinations for their children early this year: the normal school rush will coincide with the return of those forced to skip required booster shots, officials said.

Labor talks break for weekend
NEW YORK -- After a brief discussion of revenue sharing, baseball's labor talks broke until next week.

Labor talks break for weekend

Summer jobs teach things you can't learn in school

Lopez's shoulder might start Sunday

Braves win a scorcher

Braves win a scorcher
ATLANTA - There's still a long way to go to October, but the Atlanta Braves displayed their grit on a steamy Saturday afternoon when the perspiration came not by the ounce, but by the gallon.

Phillies trip up Braves

Lopez's shoulder might start Sunday
ATLANTA - Atlanta catcher Javy Lopez's right shoulder felt so good Thursday he jumped into his backyard batting cage and hit a few balls.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves reliever Kevin Gryboski is now willing to admit the obvious.

Phillies trip up Braves
ATLANTA - Having spent the better part of the past 10 weeks watching the Atlanta Braves play flawless baseball, it will take more than Friday night's 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies to cause manager Bobby Cox to gulp nervously.

Sheffield extends on-base streak to 51 games

Sheffield extends on-base streak to 51 games
ATLANTA -- Braves star Gary Sheffield reached base for the 51st straight game Friday night, singling in the fourth inning off Philadelphia lefty Randy Wolf.

Business briefs

Image counts

Business calendar
Wednesday: A.M. Connection; 7:30-8:30 a.m., North Augusta Community Center; sponsored by United Way of Aiken County; with Dr. Lawrence Brede; $7.50 for members with reservations, $10 members without reservations, $15 nonmembers; (803) 279-2323.

Financing moves hotel project forward
AIKEN - Groundbreaking is a month away on a hotel project that was delayed a year because of the economy.

Business calendar

Panel weighs county entry
The Augusta Commission's finance committee meets Monday to discuss the pros and cons of Richmond County joining the CSRA Unified Development Authority. For the 11 counties already a part of the authority, the meeting might seem superfluous.

Image counts
When First Equitable Realty Inc. of Miami purchased Port Royal in 1993, the 2 -year-old building had already been labeled a retail bust.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Wall Street finished a tumultuous week on an upbeat note Friday, with stocks posting a solid advance and raising hopes that after more than two months of selling, the worst of the market's decline might be over. The gain helped the Dow Jones industrials achieve their biggest weekly advance in 10 weeks.

The glass is half empty now, but it'll fill up
I'm a little more pessimistic than the average person. In fact, I can be a downright glass-is-half-empty kind of guy.

Publix urges shoppers to return ground beef
Publix is asking customers in Georgia and South Carolina to return ground beef with specific sell-by dates because it may contain E. coli-contaminated beef from ConAgra.

Beating a weak market
Retirement savings for middle class Americans throughout the country have plummeted in the past year, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen from record highs to as low as 1997 levels this week.

Problem solving reaps $30,000
ATHENS, Ga. - It took Mike Cash little more than a week to complete a scientific problem he found posted on the World Wide Web.

Pocket change

Problem solving reaps $30,000

Panel weighs county entry

Businesses can survive while the boss is away

Publix urges shoppers to return ground beef

Businesses can survive while the boss is away
NEW YORK - You're home from vacation, and ready to get back to business. But before you become completely immersed in your company's day-to-day routine, stop and think.

On the move
Jennifer McDonnell has been hired as the new events coordinator for the Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta and Country Suites Augusta Riverwalk.

The glass is half empty now, but it'll fill up

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

On the move

Beating a weak market

Magazines offer taste of season

College sports notebook
Leftovers from the 31st annual Atlantic Coast Conference Football Kickoff in Pinehurst, N.C.:

Magazines offer taste of season
Georgia can be great, South Carolina can be good, and no one is sure what to expect of Georgia Tech and Clemson.

College sports notebook

Save the voter cards

Meaning of refund

Dire consequences

Forecast: sunshine

Tax boost wrong

Push food onto a fork with bread or a knife
Dear Carson: My husband and I have been taught a little differently on our table manners. How is the best way to push food onto your fork? One of us was taught to use a small piece of roll or bread and the other was taught to use his knife. - Pushing Politeness

Home front
A good-looking front door not only says "welcome," it also says "buy me."

Cottage for three
Built as a summer cottage, Vivian Thornton's home near Daniel Village was easily adapted for the three generations of the family who live there, their love of wood and their fondness for antiques.

Art 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.

Fashion trends
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.

Barnwell writer's book explores a mother's love
The first book by Barnwell, S.C., author Drawoh Nagrom, From the Belly of Love explores the depths of a mother's love and includes a painful account of a teenage mother who loves her son so much that he ruins her life.

Inner light
Five-year-old Ryan Uhle ignores the family mayhem around him as he climbs his favorite tree.

America's oldest amusement park finds new life
BRISTOL, Conn. -- Tom Wages, a 25-year veteran of the amusement park industry, recalls the day when he first strolled through the grounds of America's oldest continually operating amusement park here.

New columnists offer their views
Life is complicated. So, we want to provide some additional life support to readers.

Asheville blanks Augusta
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Thursday night's ninth-inning rally has done little to motivate the dormant bats of the Augusta GreenJackets.

GreenJackets notebook
Antron Seiber was supposed to rejoin the Augusta GreenJackets after the South Atlantic League all-star break, but he didn't.

Jackets falter in eighth
The divine magic that graced the Augusta GreenJackets on Thursday was nowhere to be found Friday.

Around the horn
WHO'S HOT: Left-handed starter Phil Dumatrait pitched 10 scoreless innings in his last two starts, going 1-0 with 14 strikeouts and just two walks. He has lowered his ERA to 2.65 for the season

GreenJackets game report
TURNING POINT: Tony Pena Jr. drilled a two-run double to left field in the eighth inning to give Macon a 3-1 lead, which it held for the rest of the contest.

Golf roundup
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Annika Sorenstam's domination of the LPGA Tour is enough to overshadow 63.

Hayes, Funk lead John Deere Classic
SILVIS, Ill. -- J.P. Hayes shot a course-record 10-under-par 61 on Friday for a share of the second-round lead with Fred Funk in the John Deere Classic.

Sapp's victory paved the way for first-timers

Gilder takes one-shot lead in FleetBoston Classic

Can advances in U.S. Junior

Watson five strokes off lead at British Seniors

Can advances in U.S. Junior
DULUTH, Ga. -- Co-medalist Tarik Can of New York won two matches Friday to advance to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.

Kuehne's great start ends with second-round lead

Golf roundup

Jaguars lose Seawell to Tide

Gilder takes one-shot lead in FleetBoston Classic
CONCORD, Mass. -- Bob Gilder shot a 6-under 66 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead over five players, including two-time defending champion Larry Nelson, in the FleetBoston Classic.

Kuehne's great start ends with second-round lead
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Kelli Kuehne birdied the first three holes Friday and went on to a 6-under 65 and a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the LPGA Big Apple Classic.

Hayes, Funk lead John Deere Classic

Sapp's victory paved the way for first-timers
It was almost a year ago that the wealth of talent on the Regions Cup golf circuit started to spread. The result has been a long line of first-time winners.

Sapp, McCormick lead with 70s
THOMSON - The Camellia Classic field is small in number and mighty in talent.

Jaguars lose Seawell to Tide
Augusta State men's golf coach Jay Seawell is preparing to leave the university less than a month before the start of the 2002-2003 season.

Watson five strokes off lead at British Seniors
NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland -- Tom Watson had the only bogey-free round of the Senior British Open, shooting a 2-under-par 69 Friday.

GreenJackets notebook

GreenJackets game report

Asheville blanks Augusta

Jackets falter in eighth

Summer jobs teach things you can't learn in school
I like summer jobs. I like the one I have now, which also is a winter-spring-fall job.

Rescued miners had vowed to 'live or die as a group'
SOMERSET, Pa. -- The nine coal miners who were rescued from a cramped, flooded shaft Sunday decided early in their 77-hour ordeal that they would "live or die as a group," tying themselves together so all their bodies would be found if they drowned.

Braves lose first series since May
ATLANTA -- Scott Rolen homered in what could be one of his last games with Philadelphia, and a strong outing by Vicente Padilla carried the Phillies to a 7-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.

Editorial wrong about King, Parks

Free-trade quote inaccurate

No patriotism

Dress code would demean teachers

Urges term limits on commissioners

Society should help protect our endangered kids

Augusta is filled with recreation

Mayor not above looking foolish

Literacy feared?

America's oldest amusement park finds new life

Push food onto a fork with bread or a knife

New columnists offer their views

Inner light

Fashion trends

Art calendar

Cottage for three

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Radio racers

Problems plague Edgefield jail
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Since the day he took office, Sheriff Adell Dobey has been calling inspectors to fix a jail he knew had cracks in security and physical flaws.

Across the area
A juvenile correctional officer with Augusta Youth Detention Center was arrested Friday on charges of possessing marijuana on the facility's grounds.

Choral open house
The Columbia County Choral Society Open House for inquiring singers and friends will be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at First Baptist Church of Evans.

Across Georgia
CANTON - A Cherokee County chicken-processing plant had to evacuate workers after a pressure valve released ammonia in the area Thursday night.

Choral open house

Across the South
COLUMBIA -The state's ban on tattooing could be challenged in the U.S. Supreme Court, but in the meantime, South Carolinians seeking the decorative body art must cross the border to get it legally.

Burial grounds could stall Fall Line Freeway

Burial grounds could stall Fall Line Freeway
Drivers will be able to cruise on four-lane highways all the way from Augusta to Savannah in less than four years, if plans don't take a wrong turn.

Landowner fights water plant plans

Registration is not today
Columbia County school registration will not be held today as reported in the Back to School section in Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle.

Epilepsy patients share success stories
Uncontrollable tears followed a moment of silence Saturday for Wanda Harper, the woman who's credited for a reunion of epilepsy patients at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Oak tree recovers from deadly fungus
The experts have officially agreed: Augusta State University's symbol - the more than 400-year-old Arsenal Oak - was infected with a potentially deadly disease.

Officials consider weight of tests
Students will be required to take end-of-course tests this year, but local and state school officials have not determined how heavily the tests will weigh on grades or toward graduation requirements.

Hephzibah club probation can end, police say
A recent 90-day business license probation on a Hephzibah night club "worked wonders," local authorities say.

Plutonium shipments could head overseas
AIKEN - Anti-nuclear activists with Greenpeace International said Fridaythat the Department of Energy intends to send 330 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium by ship to Europe.

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

Cafe asks airport for help

Missing boy found with mom
A two-hour search for a 5-year-old boy ended Friday when he was found in the Evans Wal-Mart, shopping with his mother.

Hephzibah club probation can end, police say

Cafe asks airport for help
The High Flight Cafe could fall by the wayside before it even gets going, new owners warned.

Across the South

Judge says city's law is flawed
At least under the old adult entertainment ordinances, the city cannot close the doors of Augusta Video X-Mart, a judge ruled Friday.

March marks signing of ADA

Across the Southeast
HATTERAS, N.C. -Marine archaeologists excavating the Civil War ironclad ship USS Monitor on Friday found what they believe are human remains inside the vessel's gun turret.

Cyclists stop off to visit campers
WINDER, Ga. - A group of college graduates and members of a national fraternity rode their bikes into Winder's Camp Will-A-Way this week after a trek across the nation to raise funds for people with disabilities.

Subscriber of the day

Landowner fights water plant plans
A legal battle has begun over some prime south Augusta property condemned by the city for use as a water treatment plant.

News you can use

Senate hopeful talks to backers
More than 100 local Republicans packed a Columbia County restaurant Saturday to show their support for U.S. Senate candidate Saxby Chambliss, who is running against incumbent Max Cleland.

Weapons cache brings charges

Across the Southeast
PENSACOLA, Fla. -Two greyhound protection groups held memorial gatherings across the nation Saturday to draw attention to the shooting deaths of up to 3,000 of the racing dogs whose remains were found in nearby Lillian, Ala.

Democratic caucus picks party delegates

Children get chance to ride on water

'Hot' or 'cool,' music festival is a hit
AIKEN - Nick Embry is free-styling, making up the lyrics of his rap as he goes.

Publix urges shoppers to return ground beef
Publix is asking customers in Georgia and South Carolina to return ground beef with specific sell-by dates because it may contain E. coli-contaminated beef from ConAgra.

New president brings new ideas
His office isn't even unpacked, but James Vinson has already hit the ground running.

Across Georgia

Wrongfully accused

Army states it's not liable for drawdown

Officials consider weight of tests

Across the area

Rescued miners had vowed to 'live or die as a group'

Problems plague Edgefield jail

Across South Carolina

Correction

UGA posts toxin alert for lake

Plutonium shipments could head overseas

Across the Southeast

Publix urges shoppers to return ground beef

Correction
An item on Page 1A of Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle misidentified gardener Kay Pittman. The Chronicle regrets the error.

GBI says man tried to lure teenager
SAVANNAH - Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested a Savannah man Friday who investigators said tried to persuade a 15-year-old Lincolnton girl he met on the Internet to run away with him.

Radio racers
As part of the seventh annual Watermelon Classic, operators steer remote-control race cars through a course at Westinghouse Savannah River Company Recreation Association Park.

Auditing report finds airport made a profit
Augusta Regional Airport made money during 2001, but it was significantly less than the year before, according to auditing reports.

Across the area
Investigators are looking for a man they say robbed a woman as she was pulling out of the parking lot of Farmer's Furniture on Wrightsboro Road on Saturday.

Subscriber of the day
Dennis Penton is today's subscriber of the day.

Across Georgia
GRAY -An Eatonton horse has become middle Georgia's first with West Nile virus.

Epilepsy patients share success stories

Braves lose first series since May

Across the area

Across South Carolina
CAROLINA FOREST -State natural resources officers removed a 7-foot alligator from the pond in a subdivision after a report that the gator was seen with an animal in his mouth.

UGA posts toxin alert for lake
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia officials have put up signs around a campus lake warning against fishing, swimming or letting pets drink in the small body of water.

News you can use
JULY 28, 1968 The trial of five white teenage boys charged with shooting a rifle at a group of black youths on Walton Way was continued Saturday for one week.

Soul singing

Democratic caucus picks party delegates
Alberta Jasper has been a Democrat since the Franklin D. Roosevelt era of the 1930s and 1940s.

Soul singing
Members of the Good Shepherd Gospel Choir sing and dance during a performance at Barton Field on Fort Gordon. The gospel choir's concert at the Augusta post was Saturday.

Posters quiz underage drinkers
SAVANNAH - Do you remember 8-track tapes? Know who shot J.R.?

Subscriber of the day

Wrongfully accused
HILDA, S.C. - This is a story about a lie - the kind of lie told with one hand on a Bible.

Across the Southeast

Weapons cache brings charges
An Elberton, Ga., man is being held without bond at the Elbert County jail pending a Monday appearance before a federal magistrate in Athens.

Across Georgia

Subscriber of the day
Gladys Andrews is today's subscriber of the day.

Registration is not today

March marks signing of ADA
Esther Waas' life changed forever Oct. 19, 1999. Ms. Waas, now 27, was shot once in the left eye by an intruder in her Florida home. The injury, which put her in a coma for three weeks, left her with limited use of her left leg and partial paralysis.

GBI says man tried to lure teenager

Army states it's not liable for drawdown
The government bears no responsibility for seawalls and docks destroyed when the Corps of Engineers drained the Savannah River in an ill-fated experiment two years ago, according to the Army Claims Service.

Children get chance to ride on water
LAKE MURRAY, S.C. - Ebony Jamison could be heard before she was seen over the water's wake.

Hold's Texas connection arrives right on time
It might have been the final home game of the season, but it wasn't too late to jump on the Augusta Stallions bandwagon.

Elliott ties record with Pocono pole
LONG POND, Pa. - You'll have to excuse the smile on Bill Elliott's face. For the second consecutive race, Elliott was the fastest man in qualifying, despite a slow first lap.

Elliott ties record with Pocono pole

Bodine looks ahead
LONG POND, Pa. - At age 53, Geoff Bodine is still proving he can get the job done behind the wheel of a 3,400 pound stock car.

Bodine looks ahead

Fever steals victory

Pro football briefs

Duckett's contract dispute continues

Phillips back on the sideline with Falcons

Detroit shocks Charlotte

Receivers fighting for spots

Falcons notebook

Mrs. Rhoda Melnik    (CLEVELAND, Ohio)
Mr. James Wise    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Eutasia Brown    (VERNON, Fla.)
Mrs. Ruth Stone    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Cleause Bowdre    (APPLING, Ga.)
Mrs. Carolyn Steed    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mrs. Gertrude Hickok    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Merriweather    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Danny Daniel    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Rhoda Melnik    (CLEVELAND, Ohio)
Mrs. Elizabeth Bales    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Jean Latislaw    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Shingleton    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. Nicholas Kuehn Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. James Lewis    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Donald Keeley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Jean Latislaw    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Ethel Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Edward Carter    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Jean Jackson    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Ruth Burnett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mae Washington    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Gennia Wright    (MARIETTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Bledsoe    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Ruth Bledsoe    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Elzie Turner    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. Perry Ussery    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mrs. Ruth Stone    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Bobbie Ivey    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. James Arrington    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Mrs. Kathryn Hildreth    (BRUNSWICK, Ga.)
Mrs. Barbara Stribling    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Gertrude Hickok    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Rudolph Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Milton Hart    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Betty Proctor    (OCILLA, Ga.)
Mrs. Marian Gilbert    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. John McDonald    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Nancy Gary    (RIVERDALE, Ga.)
Mrs. Ann Fulton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Dutko    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John McDonald (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Danny Daniel (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Stone (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Proctor (OCILLA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carolyn Steed (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Stribling (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Gilbert (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Edward Carter (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert Shingleton (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathryn Hildreth (BRUNSWICK, Ga.)

Mrs. Mae Washington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Jean Latislaw (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Rhoda Melnik (CLEVELAND, Ohio)

Mr. Danny Daniel (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Burnett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean Jackson (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Jean Latislaw (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Nicholas Kuehn Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ann Fulton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Gennia Wright (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Lewis (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Dutko (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Stone (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Gertrude Hickok (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rudolph Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eutasia Brown (VERNON, Fla.)

Mrs. Ruth Bledsoe (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Donald Keeley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Nancy Gary (RIVERDALE, Ga.)

Mr. Sammie Cummings (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Bales (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Bledsoe (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Milton Hart (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Schrenko shoots her own campaign in the foot
Why, heck, Georgia might garner as much publicity as Minnesota did when it elected Jesse Ventura governor. But Linda is no Jesse. She's not a loud-mouthed professional wrestler. She's a real honest-to-goodness educator with plenty of ideas about changing and improving schools.

Mayor not above looking foolish
Regarding the special grand jury presentment on former Fire Chief Ronnie Few and Augusta Mayor Bob Young's recommendation of Few to Washington, D.C.: Bobbie Griffin, Augusta

Tax boost wrong
A longstanding beef against property revaluations is that it's a way for local governments to increase revenues without actually voting to raise taxes - an invisible tax boost. When assessed value goes up, so do the taxes collected on it.

No patriotism
What a patriotic newspaper. On July 4, I asked my 22-year-old grandson if he had seen our Chronicle, and he said he had seen enough. He handed it to me, pointing out the lead story: a red, white and "brew" caption above a color picture of a beer distributor with stacks of beer. Zane Gray, Augusta

Editorial wrong about King, Parks
Neither Martin Luther King nor Rosa Parks had in mind to "popularize" the civil rights movement, as you deplorably said in your editorial on July 20 ("Percy Ricks Jr."). Their historical struggle was to terminate the injustices and bigotry - especially in the Southern states. Joaquin Godoy, Aiken, S.C.

Free-trade quote inaccurate
Y'all usually put excellent quotes above the editorials. The one on July 21 was from Thomas Babington - Sir Thomas, as it turns out, a long-dead Canadian who might not have known all he could about American history and government. Bill Dekle, Millen, Ga.

Society should help protect our endangered kids
I am alarmed at the rash of abductions and murders of children and teen-agers in this country. The atrocities in Utah, California, Pennsylvania and, most recently, in Atlanta are enough to cause one to wonder how these predators gained easy access to their victims. Russell L. Walker, Columbus, Ga.

Forecast: sunshine
It is referred to in the Georgia Constitution. It is required by the state's laws. It is necessary to the functioning of a democracy. And it runs deep in the American psyche to expect it.

Meaning of refund
Doesn't the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority have enough problems without adding to them? The board that oversees the civic center/Bell Auditorium complex is awash in members whose terms have expired.

Dire consequences
In the years since Anita Hill pulled into Washington on a bulldozer and re-graded both the political and gender landscapes, women have become more empowered than ever in the work place. And that's a good thing.

Urges term limits on commissioners
The long-awaited special grand jury report didn't really reveal anything that was not expected regarding the ills of former Augusta Fire Chief Ronnie Few. Reaction of his Augusta Commission supporters was no surprise either - defiant dismissal of any charges of corruption. Lawrence Smith, Augusta

Dress code would demean teachers
Regarding the July 9 editorial, "Board aims to enact teacher dress code": I do hope that the committee is not planning to insult teachers by requiring uniforms be worn. I agree some of my fellow professionals do not understand the phrase "professional attire." Mary C. Singh, Augusta

Literacy feared?
I recently had to appear as a witness in Richmond County Juvenile Court, so I took a book with me to pass the time. Michael White, Augusta, Ga.

Save the voter cards
With higher property revaluation notices going out soon, thus signaling steeper taxes ahead, it's understandable if Augustans are of a mood to just throw away any government mail they might receive.

Augusta is filled with recreation
To all Augustans who complain there's nothing to do here, I say, "Wake up." There are great activities going on almost every day in this town. Wayne Hawkins, Augusta

Stallions protect turf

Armstrong is in command of Tour de France

Stallions could clinch division tonight

Overtime

Sports digest

Former NBA star speaks at local reunion

Raymond hands Seles defeat in quarterfinals

Overtime

Armstong adds to big lead in Tour de France

Sports digest
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Augusta GreenJackets at Asheville, 7 p.m.

Armstong adds to big lead in Tour de France
MACON, France -- Lance Armstrong wasn't satisfied.

Armstrong is in command of Tour de France
BOURG-EN-BRESSE, France -- Lance Armstrong doesn't have a rider threatening to cut into his lead in the final two stages of the Tour de France. He likes it that way.

Raymond hands Seles defeat in quarterfinals
STANFORD, Calif. - Lisa Raymond upset third-seeded Monica Seles 6-4, 6-2 on Friday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Bank of the West Classic.

Former NBA star speaks at local reunion
Members of the Walton family in Augusta decided that they would make their 23rd family reunion banquet a memorable one.

Overtime
Rayonta Whitfield, the Augusta boxer who won the national Golden Gloves championship six days after he saved his family from a house fire in June, was honored by the Georgia state senate earlier this month.

Overtime
Columbia County won the 13-14 year old Dixie Boys State Tournament with a 10-9 victory over Valdosta Boys Club on Saturday afternoon at Forsyth, Ga.

Cooking wild

Cooking wild
It might take you all night, armed with a flashlight and a gig, to harvest a respectable sack of eating-size bullfrogs. Done right, frog legs make as fine a meal as anything from the pond. This recipe is from the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association's cookbook, Outdoor Tables & Fares.

Outdoors calendar
TODAY: Quail Unlimited's Annual Wildlife Exposition concludes at the Atlanta Sheraton Hotel with exhibits, seminars, and other events. Go to www.qu.org/events for details.

Canal creature

Gator population grows

Canal creature
A 30-pound American Snapping Turtle was found at the Augusta Canal last week.

Expo will showcase record buck

Outdoors calendar

Gator population grows
Their haystack-shaped nests function like compost piles - and wildlife biologists counted record numbers of them last week during Georgia's annual alligator census.

Expo will showcase record buck
It's every hunter's dream: a world record whitetail with foot-long tines and a spread as wide as a big-screen TV.

Falcons notebook
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Jay Feely has always kept in touch with Tom Brady, his old college buddy from Michigan.

Phillips back on the sideline with Falcons
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Wade Phillips managed to keep himself busy during his year on the sidelines.

Duckett's contract dispute continues
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- T.J. Duckett, the No. 1 draft pick of the Atlanta Falcons, missed his second day of training camp Friday because of a contract dispute.

Receivers fighting for spots
GREENVILLE, S.C. - With the preseason opener still two weeks away and the final cuts not scheduled until Sept. 1, Mike Johnson still has time to make judgments.

Pro football briefs
CHENEY, Wash. - Ryan Leaf, the second overall pick in the 1998 draft, has decided to end a career marred by clashes with fans, teammates and team executives and marked by ineptitude on the field.

Seek to serve and refresh others like Onesiphorus
"The Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain." - II Timothy 1:16

Power to do It
In a voice that could fill a stadium, Aline Scott fired off words of encouragement Tuesday to the 20 or so children in Camp Fix-It at the recreation center at Dyess Park.

Faith digest
Schoolchildren can find needed supplies at the Links to Learning Back to School party at Trinity Outreach Mission, 818 Eighth St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Gospel rocks Summer Jam 2002
Billy Goodwin and NewSong are looking for another Red Letter Day on their Summer Jam 2002 Tour when it comes to Bell Auditorium at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3.

Faith and fellowship Calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar carries highlights of events in the Augusta area. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. E-mail items to vanorton@augustachronicle.com; send a fax to 722-7403; or mail to Faith and Fellowship, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Campers win life, ball skills on court
Upward Basketball referees call a foul one minute, and the next, they are surrounded by players - it's a learning experience.

Hold's Texas connection arrives right on time

Schrenko shoots her own campaign in the foot
Why, heck, Georgia might garner as much publicity as Minnesota did when it elected Jesse Ventura governor. But Linda is no Jesse. She's not a loud-mouthed professional wrestler. She's a real honest-to-goodness educator with plenty of ideas about changing and improving schools.

Stallions protect turf
John Cratic couldn't contain his emotion after Augusta's 60-45 win over Norfolk on Saturday night.

Stallions could clinch division tonight
To the delight of players and fans, John Cratic will perform his act as a human sprinkler at least one more time.

School helps fill need in vascular tech field
Jennifer Bivins can't see the image on the screen as Sharon Jenkins and Kim Pope probe for clots in her arteries and veins. Ms. Bivins, 26, has been blind for two years, another complication from the diabetes that will soon cause kidney failure and force her into dialysis.

Tiny flying robots: future masters of espionage, exploration
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Understanding the aerodynamics that allow insects and hummingbirds to fly is the key to an invention that researchers hope will create a little buzz and a lot of flap.

Bill would allow industry disruption of illegal file sharing
WASHINGTON -- A proposal by a California congressman would give the entertainment industry broad new powers to try to stop people from downloading pirated music and movies off the Internet.

Gamecocks haven't shut door on Watson
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina head coach Lou Holtz suggested on radio shows last week that former star running back Derek Watson has a chance of rejoining the team in 2003.

Gamecocks haven't shut door on Watson

Fever steals victory
INDIANAPOLIS - Tamika Catchings tied the WNBA record with nine steals and scored 23 points in the Indiana Fever's 73-63 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night.

Detroit shocks Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Swin Cash had 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Detroit Shock snapped a 17-game road losing streak with a 74-66 victory over the Charlotte Sting on Saturday night.

School helps fill need in vascular tech field

Tiny flying robots: future masters of espionage, exploration

Seek to serve and refresh others like Onesiphorus

Power to do It

Faith and fellowship Calendar

Campers win life, ball skills on court

Gospel rocks Summer Jam 2002