Guide to Aiken Technical College 2002-2003

Schools require conformity in dress

Sales-tax funds paid for Fort Gordon school

Guide to Private Schools 2002-2003

Buy kids school-friendly computers

Guide to McDuffie County Schools 2002-2003

Richmond County's new faces

Guide to Edgefield County Schools 2002-2003

Private school rising from ashes

Guide to Aiken County Schools 2002-2003

Tax holiday should ease pain

Charter schools tailored to students

Guide to Columbia County Schools 2002-2003

Guide to Augusta State University 2002-2003

Augusta State gets new official

Aiken County's new faces

Guide to Richmond County Schools 2002-2003

Rezoning relocates some pupils

Columbia County's new faces

Officials struggle to implement transfer option given to parents

Shortages add to urgency for vaccinations for school

Guide to Burke County Schools 2002-2003

Guide to Troy State University 2002-2003

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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

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

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

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)

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

Ozzie Smith's baseball journey ends at Hall of Fame

Ozzie Smith's baseball journey ends at Hall of Fame
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Go crazy, folks! The Wizard is in the Hall of Fame.

Summer jobs teach things you can't learn in school

Prostitution customers get unwanted TV time
DENVER -- There are 11 men who probably never wanted to get their 15 minutes of fame this way. They were the first guests on "John's TV."

Trading hogs for tuition
ST. CHARLES, MO. -- With hogs bringing 40 cents a pound on a good day, Gina Kientzy fretted that her family's farm income would slump so much that she couldn't afford to continue college.

Odds and ends
FRESNO, Calif. -- The women were beautiful. The administration of the pageant was not.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - One day after leaving the game with dizzy spells, Andruw Jones suffered a close call in the first inning of Sunday's contest courtesy of Philadelphia pitcher Vicente Padilla.

Braves win a scorcher

Phillies pound Braves
ATLANTA - Gary Sheffield wasn't too disappointed over seeing his Atlanta record for reaching base in consecutive games end at 52.

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

Phillies pound Braves

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.

Braves notebook

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

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.

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.

Cover letters and resumes should be brief, relevant
"I've lived a clean life with no legal problems. My wardrobe is stylish without being ostentatious. While other people have skeletons in their closets, mine are empty."

Harley works to attract younger riders
MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson is in an enviable position for a U.S. company - it has a brand and reputation known throughout the world and orders for its motorcycles well into 2004. Its stock price is holding up even as the overall market plunges.

Outflows pour into conservative investments
NEW YORK - Stock funds suffered huge redemptions as the market tumbled over the past nine weeks, but there was a positive side to the selling: Investors weren't abandoning mutual funds entirely - they were reallocating assets, making for more diverse portfolios.

Outflows pour into conservative investments

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.

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

Harley works to attract younger riders

On the move

Cover letters and resumes should be brief, relevant

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.

Beating a weak market

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.

Business calendar

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

Pocket change

Businesses can survive while the boss is away

Consumers facing fees for debit card purchases
NEW YORK -- It's getting more expensive to use a debit card these days.

Consumers facing fees for debit card purchases

Magazines offer taste of season

College sports notebook

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.

A new coach ushers in UF-FSU detente
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Bobby Bowden cringed and tried, in his own grandfatherly way, to act upset at the photographer's request.

A new coach ushers in UF-FSU detente

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

Meaning of refund

Unilateral disarmament

Burma's rape policy

Tax boost wrong

Bernie Mac says he's OK airing opposite Wayans
PASADENA, Calif. - Bernie Mac said he can live with Fox's decision to set up a showdown between his sitcom and ABC's My Wife and Kids, two of the few TV series starring blacks.

Daily TV highlights for the week beginning Monday
In "The Rerun Show" (debuting 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, NBC), comics re-enact scenes from classic sitcoms such as "Different Strokes," "Facts of Life" and "Maude."

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.

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."

TV artifacts are art to collector
LOS ANGELES - James Comisar is whistling a happy tune as he scrounges through a rack of clothing. From the thousands of items in his TV memorabilia collection, Mr. Comisar plucks out sheriff's costumes used in The Andy Griffith Show as he evokes a few bars of the show's theme song.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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 squelch rally
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The Augusta GreenJackets broke out of their batting slump with a 12-10 win against the Asheville Tourists Sunday afternoon at McCormick Field.

Sugai wins by two; Watson finishes 14th

Park wins LPGA Big Apple Classic in playoff with Han

North Augustan gets first win
THOMSON - Lance Jones checked his scorecard five times to make sure it was correct. He even had a friend look it over before turning it into Camellia Classic officials.

Tiger, Jack team up for TV exhibition
PALM DESERT, Calif. -- Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus will share the stage Monday night as partners in the "Battle at Bighorn." Unlike the first time they met, Woods will be more than just a warmup act.

North Augustan gets first win

Sugai wins by two; Watson finishes 14th
NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland -- Japan's Noboru Sugai shot a 3-over-par 74 Sunday and held off Canadian John Irwin for a two-shot victory in the Senior British Open.

Park wins LPGA Big Apple Classic in playoff with Han
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Gloria Park made a 6-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Sunday to beat Hee-Won Han and win the LPGA Big Apple Classic.

Gilder gets second straight playoff win
CONCORD, Mass. -- Bob Gilder scored his second straight playoff victory on the senior tour Sunday, beating John Mahaffey on the third extra hole in the FleetBoston Classic.

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

Hayes wins John Deere Classic
SILVIS, Ill. -- J.P. Hayes won his second PGA Tour title Sunday, closing with a 4-under-par 67 for a four-stroke victory over Robert Gamez in the John Deere Classic.

Sheehan wins first Buy.com Tour title

Sheehan wins first Buy.com Tour title
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Patrick Sheehan won his first Buy.com Tour title Sunday, closing with an even-par 72 for a wire-to-wire victory in the Price Cutter Charity Championship.

Tiger, Jack team up for TV exhibition

Golf roundup

Dier hangs on to win Dutch Open by a single stroke
HILVERSUM, Netherlands -- Germany's Tobias Dier shot a 1-under-par 69 Sunday and held on for a one-stroke victory in the Dutch Open.

Beljan birdies 20th hole for U.S. Junior victory
DULUTH, Ga. -- Charlie Beljan birdied the second playoff hole to beat Zac Reynolds in the final of the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club on Sunday.

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

Dier hangs on to win Dutch Open by a single stroke

GreenJackets notebook

Jackets squelch rally

Asheville blanks Augusta

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.

No patriotism

Mayor not above looking foolish

Framers intended to make America a nation under God

God's our cure, not a false religion

Augusta is filled with recreation

Society should help protect our endangered kids

Free-trade quote inaccurate

Spanish speakers not all Mexican

Daily TV highlights for the week beginning Monday

Inner light

Push food onto a fork with bread or a knife

TV artifacts are art to collector

Fashion trends

New columnists offer their views

Cottage for three

America's oldest amusement park finds new life

Art calendar

Georgia Southern grows more diverse

Across the area
Sheriff's deputies have charged a 19-year-old man with attempting to molest a 10-year-old girl.

Across the southeast
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - A ban on video poker machines is expected to be in place before the end of the year, and law-enforcement officials say they'll be pleased.

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.

Correction

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.

Tax law helps teachers
Some children don't bring pencils on the first day of school. Some parents buy a spiral notebook thinking it's a composition book.

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

Georgia Southern grows more diverse
STATESBORO, Ga. - Not very long ago, Georgia Southern University was a tiny college criticized for playing host to an annual golf tournament at a private all-white club. But attention has turned away from divisiveness and focused on diversity at Georgia Southern.

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.

Woman offers care to veterans
Lee Ellen Carroll said she realized in 1983 that she didn't have enough room at her Trailer Street home to care for more mentally disabled veterans.

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.

Long-debated statue unveiled

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.

Georgians push for racial-profiling laws

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.

Long-debated statue unveiled
SAVANNAH, Ga. - On the cobblestone riverfront where the first slaves arrived in Georgia, Savannah unveiled a bronze and granite monument to black Americans on Saturday after a decade of delays and debate.

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

Georgians push for racial-profiling laws
Black leaders in Georgia say the climate could be right in 2003 to push racial-profiling legislation through the General Assembly.

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

County markets police work
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is looking for a few good men and women, and it's taking a few pages from the county's Development Authority to help in the search.

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

Across Georgia
MADISON -Two teenagers from Eatonton were killed when their Honda Accord was hit head-on by a pickup going the wrong way on Interstate 20, according to police.

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.

County markets police work

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

Hartwell arsonists' trail has gone cold

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.

Woman offers care to veterans

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.

Across Georgia

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

Wrongfully accused

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.

Lottery vendors compete
ATLANTA - Tom Little has better than a 1-in-5 chance of winning the lottery next year. But he's leaving nothing to chance.

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.

April's showers
Instead of filling a wading pool, April Williams, 2, takes aim at her mother, Evelyn Tolbert, who tries to keep baby Rashad dry.

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

Songwriter dies in fire at home
A Clearwater man who co-wrote the lyrics to the chart-topping 1963 song Easier Said Than Done died Sunday after fire spread through his Aiken County home.

Braves lose first series since May

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Irene Shorter of Augusta.

Landowner fights water plant plans

Hartwell arsonists' trail has gone cold
HARTWELL, Ga. - They crept in under cover of darkness, armed with arsonists' tools and a plan to torch a large part of two neighborhoods.

Across Georgia

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

Soul singing

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Six South Carolina death row inmates have asked the state Supreme Court to establish rules for determining whether a defendant facing the death penalty is mentally retarded.

Across the area

Correction
The name of a transmission shop whose owner was threatened was incorrectly reported in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle. The business, Mark Cheeseborough's Transmission Inc., is at 1205 Telfair St.

Democratic caucus picks party delegates

News you can use
July 29, 1960 North Augusta firemen early Thursday morning were able to prevent fire from spreading through an apartment house off Carolina Springs Road.

Epilepsy patients share success stories

Lottery vendors compete

Across the Southeast

Tax law helps teachers

UGA posts toxin alert for lake

Across South Carolina

Weapons cache brings charges

Across the southeast

Across South Carolina

News you can use

News you can use

April's showers

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

Subscriber of the day

Officials consider weight of tests

Around town

Subscriber of the day

Across the area

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.

Scheckter wins first race at Michigan Indy 400
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Rookie Tomas Scheckter won his first Indy Racing League race on Sunday in the inaugural Michigan Indy 400.

Rain, wreck delays Elliott's victory lap
LONG POND, Pa. - Bill Elliott, at 46 the oldest regular on the Winston Cup circuit, won a shortened Pennsylvania 500 finishing a comfortable 1.271 seconds ahead of second place Kurt Busch.

Driver killed after car slams into wall during race
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. -- A veteran driver was killed when his car slammed into a wall of tires during a road race Sunday.

Rain, wreck delays Elliott's victory lap

Elliott sets Pocono record with victory

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.

Michael Schumacher ties season victory record

Michael Schumacher ties season victory record
HOCKENHEIM, Germany -- Michael Schumacher followed up his record-tying fifth Formula One championship by winning the German Grand Prix on Sunday to equal another milestone.

Scheckter wins first race at Michigan Indy 400

Bodine looks ahead

Driver killed after car slams into wall during race

Elliott sets Pocono record with victory
LONG POND, Pa. -- Bill Elliott stalked Sterling Marlin throughout the race, finally passed him with 21 laps remaining Sunday and took the crash- and rain-delayed Pennsylvania 500 to set a record with his fifth career victory at Pocono Raceway.

Falcons notebook

Phillips back on the sideline with Falcons

Detroit shocks Charlotte

Duckett's family describes fight

Sparks lock up a berth

James taking precautions after heat hits Panthers practice

Mr. James Lewis    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Jerry Whitaker Sr.    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mr. Bob Peebles    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Margaret Howes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ann Fulton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Lewis    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Robert Shingleton    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Merriweather    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Barbara Stribling    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. Billy Minor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Bledsoe    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Horace Harris    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Nicholas Kuehn Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Ann Fulton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Rhoda Melnik    (CLEVELAND, Ohio)
Mrs. Frances Frank    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Edward Carter    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Rudolph Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Maggie Smith    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. James Clarke    (CONCORD, N.C.)
Mr. Henry Vinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Burnett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Margaret Benton    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Stone    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Cleause Bowdre    (APPLING, Ga.)
Mrs. Barbara Stribling    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Gertrude Hickok    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Elzie Turner    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Jean Latislaw    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. James Arrington    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Mr. John McDonald    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Bledsoe    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Betty Proctor    (OCILLA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Burnett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Doris Heath    (SARDIS, Ga.)
Mr. Danny Daniel    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Walter Dozier Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Lewis (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Walter Dozier Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rhoda Melnik (CLEVELAND, Ohio)

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

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

Mr. Edward Carter (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Howes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rudolph Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Horace Harris (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. John McDonald (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Heath (SARDIS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Billy Minor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Shingleton (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Fulton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Clarke (CONCORD, N.C.)

Mr. James Arrington (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Burnett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Danny Daniel (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Vinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Elzie Turner (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Frances Frank (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Stribling (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Bob Peebles (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Fulton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gertrude Hickok (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Benton (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean Latislaw (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Cleause Bowdre (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Proctor (OCILLA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Barbara Stribling (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Smith (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Burnett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Whitaker Sr. (HARLEM, 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.

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

Unilateral disarmament
You're a business owner. You've just landed in a city that is trying to convince you to move your operation there. You get smiles, handshakes, tours - the red carpet treatment.

Burma's rape policy
With her usual optimistic defiance of Burma's military-run government, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi told supporters last week that only the people have the right to decide the nation's fate.

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

Framers intended to make America a nation under God
Daru Ib-Shamiq's well-written July 8 letter calls for deleting from the Pledge of Allegiance the phrase "under God," which wasn't a part of the pledge until Congress added it in 1954. The writer says the deletion would ensure the government's "neutrality to all beliefs" in "the public realm." Mary S. Snyder, Martinez, Ga.

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.

God's our cure, not a false religion
Our backward medical industry has just discovered what Christians knew in the Dark Ages: having more children and breast-feeding are healthier for women. Timothy Fellows Jr., Augusta

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.

Spanish speakers not all Mexican
I must speak out about something that has bothered me for many years. It's Americans' ignorance toward Spanish-speaking people. In the July 16 Chronicle, an ignorant man by the name of Harry Oliphant in his letter "Turn government to 'stone soup,"' stated, "Let the Spanish speakers sink or swim. They swam the Rio Grande." Cheryl Barrantes, Aiken, S.C.

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.

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

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.

Armstong adds to big lead in Tour de France

Former NBA star speaks at local reunion

Stallions will play at Macon

Tour de Force: Armstrong wins fourth straight Tour de France

Stallions protect turf

Overtime

Overtime

Are minorities and women overlooked for Georgia sports hall?

Tour de Force: Armstrong wins fourth straight Tour de France
PARIS -- Voila! Just like that, Lance Armstrong is Tour de France champion for a fourth straight time.

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
The Aiken Fire fell 1-0 to the Rochester (N.Y.) Junior Rhinos in the title game of the under-15 2002 Snickers U.S. Youth Soccer Championships in Germantown, Md., on Sunday.

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.

Are minorities and women overlooked for Georgia sports hall?
MACON, Ga. -- Black athletes and women are consistently snubbed for honors at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in favor of white football players from major colleges, some activists say.

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

Outdoors calendar

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.

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.

Gator population grows

Vicious fish considered a delicacy in Singapore
SINGAPORE - Fish breeder Koh Boon Haw has some advice for Americans trying to eradicate the predatory snake-head fish: Simply cook them up with green apples and ginger, sit down and enjoy.

Vicious fish considered a delicacy in Singapore

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.

Cooking wild

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

Expo will showcase record buck

Canal creature

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.

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 family describes fight
KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Former Michigan State running back T.J. Duckett was fighting for his life when he was attacked by three Ionia-area men, members of his family said.

James taking precautions after heat hits Panthers practice
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The first time Jeno James stepped on the scale, the massive right guard for Carolina weighed 316 lbs. Two practices later, he was down to 304 and feeling rather ill.

Jackson ready to be the go-to guy in Atlanta
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Willie Jackson is a late bloomer. The Atlanta Falcons hope the best is yet to come.

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

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 will play at Macon
Stuart Brown wasn't concerned with the outcome of the Macon-Tennessee Valley game Saturday night.

New on the club scene: hard disk DJs "spinning" MP3s
NEW YORK -- Friday nights at Brooklyn's BQE bar appear like most others.

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.

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

Sparks lock up a berth
LOS ANGELES - Mwadi Mabika scored 14 of her 22 points in the first 14 minutes as the Los Angeles Sparks clinched a playoff berth with an 80-62 victory over the Indiana Fever on Sunday.

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.

Odds and ends

Trading hogs for tuition

Prostitution customers get unwanted TV time

New on the club scene: hard disk DJs "spinning" MP3s

Tiny flying robots: future masters of espionage, exploration

School helps fill need in vascular tech field