Baseball projects $220 million loss this year
NEW YORK -- The 30 major league teams began the year projecting an operating loss of $220 million in 2002, down $12 million from last year, according to minutes of an owners' meeting.

Baseball projects $220 million loss this year

United States routs South Korea
MESSINA, Sicily -- Mark Jurich hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs Wednesday as the United States routed South Korea 16-2 in the Americans' final first-round game at the World University Baseball Championship.

Baseball players agree to test for steroids

Doubleday accuses baseball of attempting to manufacture 'phantom losses'

United States routs South Korea

Wilpon: Doubleday knew extent of appraiser's work for baseball
NEW YORK -- Mets co-owner Fred Wilpon asked a federal court Wednesday to dismiss claims by his longtime partner that the team's appraisal was unfair.

Baseball players agree to test for steroids
NEW YORK -- Baseball players ended decades of opposition to mandatory drug testing Wednesday by agreeing to be checked for illegal steroids starting next year.

Doubleday accuses baseball of attempting to manufacture 'phantom losses'
NEW YORK -- A co-owner of the New York Mets accused baseball commissioner Bud Selig of conspiring with a former Arthur Andersen accountant to "manufacture phantom operating losses" in the sport's books.

Family learns at funeral their "dead" son is alive
BRANDENBURG, Ky. -- Family members mourning the death of a teenager were ready to say their goodbyes at a funeral home when they discovered that the body in the casket wasn't his.

Odds and ends
TWIN FALLS, Idaho -- Jim Guyer let go of the railing on the Perrine Bridge, gave a hearty push with his legs and fell into history.

Braves vs Diamondbacks: An October preview

Braves notebook

Braves vs Diamondbacks: An October preview
PHOENIX - If there is one last party in October, the Braves don't want it to be here in the desert.

D'backs beat up Braves
PHOENIX - This trip to the Valley of the Sun is no longer a desert fantasy, not after Greg Maddux left after five innings Wednesday night with a strained muscle in his right side and ironman reliever Mike Remlinger departed with a pulled groin in the eighth.

Furcal returns to head first slides

D'backs beat up Braves

Braves notebook
PHOENIX - Hard to believe, but when Atlanta left fielder Chipper Jones was named National League Player of the Week, it marked just the second time in his eight-year career that he'd taken the honor.

Furcal returns to head first slides
PHOENIX - A year after dislocating his left shoulder while stealing second base, Atlanta leadoff man Rafael Furcal has returned to sliding head first.

Jones' homer lifts Braves past Diamondbacks
PHOENIX - You can't rule out anything, not in a season in which Darren Bragg had six straight hits, Chris Hammond has become a perfect reliever, and Kevin Millwood has returned from the scrap heap.

Jones' homer lifts Braves past Diamondbacks

ImClone's Waksal indicted on insider trading charges

Stocks surge Tuesday on bargain hunting

Up in the air
Christin Miller has ideas about what should replace the Macy's department store at the Augusta Mall.

Business briefs
South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. requested a rate increase from the state Public Service Commission on Tuesday to raise residential electric rates by about 7 percent.

Business briefs

Nestle buys Chef America for $2.6 billion

Adviser offers tips for success

NAACP moves annual meeting
SAVANNAH, Ga. - South Carolina's NAACP will stage its annual convention in Savannah this October to uphold economic sanctions tied to the civil rights group's call for removal of the Confederate battle flag from Statehouse grounds in Columbia.

Listing errors annoy owners
When Donnie Dunagan purchased an advertisement for his allergy clinic in this year's BellSouth yellow pages, he didn't expect to have his free listing in the physicians' section omitted, but that's what happened.

Adviser offers tips for success
The last time Stan Eichelbaum was in town, in the late 1970s, he was part of the development team working on Augusta Mall.

NAACP moves annual meeting

Stocks surge Tuesday on bargain hunting
NEW YORK -- A wave of bargain hunting revived stocks Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrials up as much as 374 points before profit-taking whittled the advance down to 230.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Standard & Poor plans to drop troubled Palm Inc. from the S&P 500 index Tuesday and replace it with Monsanto Co.

Economy's direction may sit in the hands of consumers
NEW YORK -- Will they shop or will they stop? Whether consumers keep spending or tighten their pursestrings could ultimately determine where the economy goes next.

Up in the air

Economy's direction may sit in the hands of consumers

ImClone's Waksal indicted on insider trading charges
NEW YORK -- A federal grand jury has indicted ImClone Systems Inc. founder and former chief executive Samuel Waksal in an insider trading scandal that has tarnished Martha Stewart and her home fashion empire.

Nestle buys Chef America for $2.6 billion
GENEVA -- Food and drinks giant Nestle announced Tuesday it was buying U.S. food company Chef America, which makes the Hot Pockets brand of frozen sandwich, for $2.6 billion.

South Carolina State's Pough is expected to welcome Watson

Watson says he plans to grow up at South Carolina State
ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Derek Watson says football won't be the most important thing at his new college home of South Carolina State.

South Carolina State's Pough is expected to welcome Watson
ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Former South Carolina running back Derek Watson apparently will finish his football career at South Carolina State.

Watson says he plans to grow up at South Carolina State

Lady Pacers lose coach Stern

Blood donors needed

Mission advances

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Maybe next time?

SEC rule worrisome

In the know
The Muscular Dystrophy Association needs help for the annual Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon.

At the Movies: 'Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams'
Whatever rough-hewn, gee-whiz charm "Spy Kids" offered last year is lost in "Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams."

Keeping basics makes cooking easy
A well-stocked pantry can save the day when trying to get dinner on the table quickly. But the supplies you stock in your refrigerator and freezer are the core of most meals.

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.

Hanna's over-ripe reserves barely potable
I'm going to pick on one winery in this column, and I'm naming names.

Reality TV thrived in the ratings last week
NEW YORK -- In a sea of summer reruns, first-run reality TV floated to the top of the Nielsens - or near the top, anyway.

Small portions
Food makers, it seems, will go to any lengths to make snacks more convenient. Smucker's has even found a way to make peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches easier with its new line of Uncrustables, thaw-and-serve crustless sandwiches, with - you guessed it - peanut butter and jelly.

Interior design meets neighborhood gossip
BEDFORD, N.Y. - She's not a movie star or a musician. Yet Genevieve Gorder stands surrounded by six teenage girls, each thrusting bits of paper toward her to sign.

Easy approach will save your 'pounding arm'
If you're like me, you're always looking for something new to do with chicken. My chicken Florentine is the answer to your dilemma, and is a cinch to prepare.

In the know
The new reality medical show ICU airs at 10 p.m. on WJBF-TV (Channel 6). An ABC news crew spent 15 months following the staff and patients at the elite intensive care unit of Arkansas Children's Hospital, weaving a compelling narrative about the intersections of life and death.

Crop-circle thriller 'Signs' takes No. 1 spot at box office
LOS ANGELES -- The crop-circle thriller "Signs" harvested $60.1 million in its debut to top the weekend box office, knocking "Austin Powers in Goldmember" to second place with $31.1 million.

Eagles see competitor at fullback
STATESBORO - Brandon Andrews remembers when standing on the sidelines meant you needed a breather.

Bennett's career over, Ivery Jr. out for the season
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech offensive tackle John Bennett, an Atlantic Coast Conference all-freshman selection in 2000, won't be able to play again because of a chronic knee injury.

Tech receiver out with knee injury
ATLANTA - The preseason has been tough on Nate Curry.

Bilbo might be next 'Slash'
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey has said all spring and summer that he plans to get second-string quarterback Damarius Bilbo on the field.

Suggs hopes to make most of second chance
ATLANTA -- A.J. Suggs knows the history; so does Damarius Bilbo.

Eagles see competitor at fullback

Tech receiver out with knee injury

Suggs hopes to make most of second chance

Bilbo might be next 'Slash'

Bennett's career over, Ivery Jr. out for the season

BlueClaws drop GreenJackets
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Chad Oliva's eighth-inning single scored Jeff Phelps with the go-ahead run as the Lakewood BlueClaws beat the Augusta GreenJackets 6-5 before 7,934 fans at FirstEnergy Park on Wednesday night.

Lakewood prevails in 12
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Ryan Howard's one-out single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 12th helped the Lakewood BlueClaws beat the Augusta GreenJackets 4-3 in front of 8,042 fans at FirstEnergy Park on Tuesday night.

With the new school year come loads of supplies

Woods readies for PGA Championship in Buick Open
GRAND BLANC, Mich. -- Tiger Woods has a new target, now that he can't win the Grand Slam this year.

Pak has bad memories of wind-swept links
TURNBERRY, Scotland -- Se Ri Pak doesn't have great memories of the only time she played in the Women's British Open on a links course.

Wilson paving a foreign path to PGA Tour

Groups say no to new drivers

A major focus, a minor problem
Karrie Webb was a 20-year-old unknown when she first won the Women's British Open, before it was a major championship and before she had any idea how good she was.

Pak has bad memories of wind-swept links

Wilson paving a foreign path to PGA Tour
Dean Wilson was among those given a special exemption to the PGA Championship, and he doesn't take those lightly. It was only his second exemption into any tournament, amazing considering he is ranked 60th in the world.

Groups say no to new drivers
In a surprising reversal Tuesday, golf's two governing bodies scrapped plans to allow recreational players in the United States to use so-called hot drivers, designed to hit the ball farther.

Howell finishes in third
ALOHA, Ore. - Brian Henninger and Scott McCarron combined to shoot a final-round 62 Tuesday and won the Fred Meyer Challenge by two strokes over Stewart Cink and David Toms.

A major focus, a minor problem

Woods readies for PGA Championship in Buick Open

Lakewood prevails in 12

Optimism abounds on the first day

Optimism abounds on the first day
The offense was sluggish, the quarterbacks were throwing interceptions by the dozen and the running backs couldn't hold onto the football.

Hectic schedule keeps coach busy
Flustered isn't really the right word for what Ridge Spring-Monetta football coach Mark Rodgers is feeling right now.

USC Aiken coach resigns
USC Aiken women's basketball coach Phil Stern has announced his resignation, the school announced Wednesday morning.

Arrests made in abduction
Three Augusta men are in police custody accused in the abduction and gang-rape late Wednesday of a 19-year-old Aiken County woman who was driving a 2001 Honda Civic the carjackers wanted, authorities said.

Burglary suspect captured
The hunt for a man suspected of breaking into several residences along Blue Ridge Drive caused authorities to lock down three area schools for a short time Thursday afternoon.

DeLoach there when party calls

Citizen-spying would be disastrous for civil liberties

Brown continues a family tradition

First Friday: Cultural event or party?

Abortion is one form of child abuse

'Chronicle' perils national security

Spears works for the people of Dist. 1

Questions the Corps of Engineers

DeLoach committed to public service

'Chronicle' readers' opinions absurd

'Big media' lead us astray

DeLoach fights for constituents

Blacks share blame for racial mistrust

'Chronicle' lacks weekend information

Male hormones cause kidnappings

In the know

Small portions

At the Movies: 'Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams'

Reality TV thrived in the ratings last week

Crop-circle thriller 'Signs' takes No. 1 spot at box office

Health calendar

In the know

Interior design meets neighborhood gossip

Easy approach will save your 'pounding arm'

Keeping basics makes cooking easy

Hanna's over-ripe reserves barely potable

Police cut out school security
The Burnettown Police Department is cutting services to Midland Valley High School.

End to coliseum panel sought

Across the southeast

3 in GOP challenge Cox
ATLANTA - When Cathy Cox first ran for secretary of state in 1998, the south Georgia native already had served two terms in the state House of Representatives and three years as the assistant secretary of state.

Out with the old

Judge rules rooster has made final crow
SAVANNAH, Ga. - His owner pleaded, but he couldn't save Fred.

Correction
The time of a convenience store robbery in Aiken was incorrectly reported in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle. The robbery occurred at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday.

Candidates want chance to unseat GOP incumbent
ATLANTA - Tom Holak concedes he hasn't learned anything about the two Georgians vying to be the Democratic candidate for this fall's insurance commissioner election.

Candidates want chance to unseat GOP incumbent

Student sought on charges

Residents want office elsewhere

DOE inspector to visit site
AIKEN - Gregory H. Friedman, the inspector general for the Department of Energy, will visit Savannah River Site today - a day after anti-nuclear activists performed their own, more restricted, inspection by tour bus.

Panel dismisses power change

Out with the old
Joseph Loren (from left), Bobby Witt and Waylon Loren, of C&B/Fosters Inc., dismantle old seats in the Imperial Theatre. Tuesday was the first day of work that will include refinishing the floor and installing new seats to increase capacity from 796 to 911.

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

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is David McNeill of Augusta.

News you can use
AUG. 8, 1908 Some months ago, the barn of Mrs. M.C. Moseley, about a mile from the city of Aiken, was burned under very suspicious circumstances. A reward of $100 was offered by request of the governor, and this sum was supplemented by an offer of $25 by Mrs. Moseley for the arrest and conviction of the guilty party.

Woman OK'd as district hopeful
Voters will have three choices to fill the District 3 seat on the Columbia County Commission later this month.

News you can use
AUG. 7, 1953 Two indictments in the often violent Augusta bus strike were returned yesterday by the Richmond County grand jury against two striking drivers who are accused of assault with intent to murder.

Proposal has new historic status
Ed Evans, the planning director for Aiken, has proposed a new designation for historical properties, a change prompted by recent opposition from the owner of a prominent horse track.

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Challenger wins runoff for Aiken County seat
Challenger Charles Barton won 58 percent of the votes Tuesday night in his victory over District 6 incumbent Joel Randall. Mr. Barton received 536 votes to Mr. Randall's 393.

DOE inspector to visit site

Burglary suspect captured

Across Georgia

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

Judge rules rooster has made final crow

Family survives first day of school year

Student sought on charges
The search for a Greenbrier High School student - suspected of showing up drunk on the first day of school - led officers to two marijuana plants Wednesday.

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -A new technique developed by cardiologists at the Medical University of South Carolina will give new hope to newborns too small to undergo heart surgery using more traditional procedures, doctors say.

Subscriber of the day

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -The University System's Board of Regents agreed Wednesday to allow its universities to use more nontenured lecturers for undergraduate teaching, but Chancellor Tom Meredith said that won't reduce the quality of instruction.

Police defend flashy vehicle

Owner thwarts robbery attempt

UGA letter meets policy

Arrests made in abduction

Group won't return to city

News you can use

Centers push Christian education plan
Proponents of an off-campus Christian education program want a green light from the Richmond County Board of Education to start pilot classes in January.

Across the area

PSC race will have primary
ATLANTA - First there was a primary. Then there wasn't. Now there is.

Proposal has new historic status

Police defend flashy vehicle
WOODBINE, Ga. - The Camden County Sheriff's Department says an expensive sports car is the way to get children's attention about the dangers of illegal drugs.

Challenger wins runoff for Aiken County seat

UGA letter meets policy
ATHENS, Ga. - A get-out-and-vote letter written on University of Georgia letterhead by a law professor seeking an Athens-Clarke County Commission seat was not a violation of university policy, according to the law school dean.

3 in GOP challenge Cox

Bishop delivers message
Tony Brinson and his wife, Nora, drove from Stone Mountain, Ga., to hear Bishop Gilbert Earl "G.E." Patterson speak to more than 3,000 parishoners at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center on Wednesday night.

Across Georgia

Fort Stewart will lose 150 jobs
FORT STEWART, Ga. - Employees in the Directorate of Readiness learned last week that 150 positions at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield must be eliminated by January.

News you can use

Across the area

Across South Carolina

End to coliseum panel sought
Retiree Mildred McDaniel will replace downtown businesswoman Bonnie Ruben on the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority, but she might not serve for long.

Officials shutter 4 stores

Missing report refused, mother says
A Hephzibah woman who reported her daughter missing says Richmond County officials refused to give her a copy of the report she filed.

Across the southeast
BRANDENBURG, Ky. -Relatives went to a funeral to mourn a teenager after a fatal car wreck, only to learn that the body in the casket wasn't his.

Residents want office elsewhere
Augusta Commissioner Andy Cheek was looking for an answer from the residents of Bayvale and Milledgeville roads.

Escape leads to cruiser review
Richmond County authorities plan to examine the design of its patrol cars after a teenage suspect crawled through a back-seat cage, stole the patrol car and injured a deputy early Wednesday.

Across South Carolina
LAKE WYLIE -It's not time to call in The Crocodile Hunter, but wildlife agents are on the lookout for more alligators on Lake Wylie.

Inn owner to be cited for pool
The manager of a hotel on Gordon Highway will be cited for unlawfully operating a pool where a teenager nearly drowned, health officials said Wednesday.

Across Georgia
EAST POINT -The grandmother of a 3-year-old girl who died from head injuries last week surrendered to authorities early Tuesday.

A tribute in teaching
The legacy of Thomas F. Allgood Sr. and his wife, Thelma, will live on at Augusta State University.

Across the area
An Augusta hotel pool where a 15-year-old boy nearly drowned was being investigated Tuesday by Richmond County Health Department officials.

Owner thwarts robbery attempt
Thanks to a little misunderstanding and quick hands, Brad Patel could laugh Wednesday about a run-in with two would-be robbers Tuesday night.

Officers seize cocaine valued at $12.7 million
CARNESVILLE, Ga. - Franklin County authorities made a stunning discovery when they found 108 cellophane-wrapped packages in plain sight in the otherwise empty cargo hold of a tractor-trailer truck: 237 pounds of pure cocaine.

Group won't return to city
Officials for the North Georgia Annual Conference of United Methodists confirmed Wednesday that the group will not return to Augusta for its 2003 conference, saying they have no confidence in the current civic center leadership.

Officials shutter 4 stores
State revenue officials shut down and seized four Bryant's Food & Fuel convenience stores in Augusta and Thomson on Tuesday for alleged nonpayment of sales taxes.

Across the area
A University of South Carolina Aiken student who used school computers to download child pornography was ordered Wednesday to be deported by a federal judge.

Family survives first day of school year
Georgie Latremouille began first grade at Martinez Elementary School on Wednesday with a hug so big it enveloped her.

Escape leads to cruiser review

PSC race will have primary

Fort Stewart will lose 150 jobs

Army post gets new commander
Brig. Gen. Janet E.A. Hicks became Fort Gordon's first female commander in a ceremony Wednesday that also heard positive news on the post's future.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Mari Lea "Pixie" Keating of Aiken.

A tribute in teaching

Around town

Bishop delivers message

Correction

Commission bars change to car-allowance policy
Debate over a city car-allowance policy again went before the Augusta Commission on Tuesday, and a vote to change that policy again failed to pass.

Panel dismisses power change
A move by Mayor Bob Young to give the city administrator hiring and firing power over government department heads was cast off by dissenting Augusta Commission members as a knee-jerk reaction to a recent special grand jury report.

USC Aiken coach resigns

Dawsonville celebrates Awesome Bill
DAWSONVILLE, Ga. - When the caution flag came out late Sunday at the Brickyard, back at The Pool Room, owner Gordon Pirkle "like had a heart attack" that had nothing to do with the loaded Bully burgers he's been serving for 35 years.

With the new school year come loads of supplies
The last time we voted, my wife and I dropped by our polling place, the local elementary school. As we passed through the front lobby, I noticed a lot of youngsters wheeling what looked like suitcases with telescoping handles, the kind you see flight attendants steering through the airport.

Racing facts
Here are facts about this weekend's Sirius Satellite Radio at the Glen race.

Elliott brothers give each other competition

NASCAR tests bigger cockpits at Charlotte track
CONCORD, N.C. -- NASCAR's bid to develop a larger cockpit-area for drivers was slowed Tuesday when the cars with the bigger "greenhouses" didn't perform well on the track during a test at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Stewart fined $10,000 for punching photographer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR fined Tony Stewart fined $10,000 Tuesday and put the driver on probation for the rest of the year for punching a photographer after the Brickyard 400.

Troubled drivers get help
ATLANTA - Tony Stewart and Al Unser Jr. are taking steps toward silencing their demons.

NASCAR plan for bigger cockpits dealt setback in testing
CONCORD, N.C. -- NASCAR's plan to develop larger cockpits for drivers was slowed Tuesday when cars with the bigger "greenhouses" didn't perform well on the track in testing.

Elliott brothers give each other competition
DAWSONVILLE, Ga. - The windows at most of the buildings that used to make up the Elliott family race shops are covered. The parking lot, once teeming with the out of state license tags of vacationers and race fans, is empty.

Al Unser Jr. plans return to racing this weekend
INDIANAPOLIS -- Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. ended his stay at a treatment center for alcohol abuse and plans to return to driving at this weekend's IRL race.

Spotlight on Mike Skinner

NASCAR tests bigger cockpits at Charlotte track

Troubled drivers get help

Stewart fined $10,000 for punching photographer

Racing facts

Spotlight on Mike Skinner
Here is a profile of NASCAR race driver Mike Skinner.

NASCAR plan for bigger cockpits dealt setback in testing

Nuggets coach to interview for assistant's job with Hawks
DENVER -- Mike Evans, the interim head coach of the Denver Nuggets, has been given permission to interview for an assistant coaching job with the Atlanta Hawks.

Nuggets coach to interview for assistant's job with Hawks

Lady Pacers lose coach Stern
Phil Stern, the most successful coach in USC Aiken women's basketball history, left the school Wednesday to become head coach at University of Maryland-Baltimore County.

Richardson to fans: Keep your shirts on

Vick eager to get started

Crumpler looking like a smart pick

Falcons counting on O-line to protect major investments

Kerney moving back to defensive end

Morning practice ends early after altercation

Mr. Roosevelt Elam    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Faye Wright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Bessie Satterwhite    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Mr. Charles Robertson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Jenny Blackmon    (BATH, S.C.)
Mr. Herbert Pennington    (MATTHEWS, Ga.)
Mrs. Constance Kight    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Faye Wright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Kitty Sutherland    (GREENWOOD, S.C.)
Mr. Henry Word III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Amos Stacy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. George Wisner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Martha Upson    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mr. James Wise    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Huff    (BARTOW, Ga.)
Mr. Garffie Wilson    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Jeremy Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Evelyn Patterson    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mr. Amos Stacy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Sharon Klaus    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Cassundra Tanksley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Arvelle Lanham Jr.    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Sandra Ansley    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. John Jones    (TENNILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Lonerna Stokes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Bonnie Jackson    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mrs. Evelyn Sylvester    (AUGUSTA.Ga.)
Mr. Darryl Hicks    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
Mr. Robert Dorsey Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Wayne Hattaway    (BARTOW, Ga.)
Mrs. Lois Hudson- Beneteau    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. James Green    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Kathy Hughes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Annie Goodwin    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Margaret Mills    (AIKEN. S.C)
Mr. Robert Dorsey Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Herbert Pennington    (MATTHEWS, Ga.)
Mrs. Olive Donaldson    (GARFIELD, Ga.)
Mrs. Evelyn Shepherd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Alfred Coleman    (MACON, Ga.)
Ms. Carrie Stewart    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. Allan Boudreaux    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Evelyn Sylvester    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Minnie Capers    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
Mr. Joe Turner    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Evelyn Sylvester
Few had a more interesting life than Evelyn Sylvester, her son said Wednesday.

Mr. Wilson Andrews    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. William Saeger    (PERRY, Ga.)
Mr. Allan Boudreaux    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Bessie Satterwhite    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Willie Mae Jackson    (JOHNSTON, S. C.)
Mr. Charles Robertson Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Green (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Jeremy Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Constance Kight (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Jones (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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Mrs. Lonerna Stokes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Cassundra Tanksley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Goodwin (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Wilson Andrews (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Ms. Faye Wright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Mae Jackson (JOHNSTON, S. C.)

Arvelle Lanham Jr. (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Herbert Pennington (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mr. George Wisner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred Coleman (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Allan Boudreaux (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Amos Stacy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sharon Klaus (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Elam (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Darryl Hicks (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Dorsey Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Sylvester (AUGUSTA.Ga.)

Ms. Carrie Stewart (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Bonnie Jackson (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Sandra Ansley (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Jenny Blackmon (BATH, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Evelyn Sylvester

Mrs. Bessie Satterwhite (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Huff (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Garffie Wilson (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Kitty Sutherland (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Mrs. Martha Upson (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Evelyn Shepherd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Hudson- Beneteau (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Faye Wright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathy Hughes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Saeger (PERRY, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Mills (AIKEN. S.C)

Mr. Allan Boudreaux (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Minnie Capers (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Herbert Pennington (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Word III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Wise (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Bessie Satterwhite (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Olive Donaldson (GARFIELD, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Patterson (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Wayne Hattaway (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Dorsey Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Blasts defense of son charged in wreck
I have just read the comment of Ann Fulcher about her son, David Wallace Fulcher (Aug. 1 news article, "Driver charged in wreck had prior DUI conviction") and I quote, "But it ain't like he's the only one in Richmond County that drives and drinks. He just got caught."M.H. Casalino, Augusta

Blasts defense of son charged in wreck
I have just read the comment of Ann Fulcher about her son, David Wallace Fulcher (Aug. 1 news article, "Driver charged in wreck had prior DUI conviction") and I quote, "But it ain't like he's the only one in Richmond County that drives and drinks. He just got caught." M.H. Casalino, Augusta

'Chronicle' lacks weekend information
Why doesn't the Saturday edition of The Chronicle contain baseball scores from Friday evening games? William H. Wells, Lincolnton, Ga.

'Chronicle' perils national security
Regarding The Chronicle's July 21 story pertaining to the on-post housing of Maj. Gen. Pat Cavanaugh and his family ("Military family enjoys their quarters"). Spc. David P. Roybal, Fort Gordon, Ga.

SEC rule worrisome
One of the Security and Exchange Commission's most controversial reforms to restore investor confidence in corporate America calls for requiring chief executive and chief financial officers to swear on penalty of perjury by Aug. 14 - next Wednesday - that their financial statements are wholly accurate.

Sign up with UDA
To join or not to join? That is the question facing Augusta leaders regarding the CSRA Unified Development Authority.

Abortion is one form of child abuse
Much has been made recently of the minority of priests who have sexually abused minors ... Father Allan J. McDonald, Augusta

First Friday: Cultural event or party?
In response to Rence R. Jones' July 31 letter, "'Dry' First Friday will hurt turnout": I can think of quite a few reasons for not allowing alcoholic beverages on the streets of Augusta. E.M. Holland, Martinez, Ga.

Maybe next time?
It's not surprising that the Augusta Commission voted down Mayor Bob Young's amended ordinance to give the city administrator hiring and firing authority over department heads. The surprise - and it would have been a huge one - would be if they had approved the ordinance.

DeLoach fights for constituents
I urge my neighbors in Georgia House District 99 to vote to re-elect George DeLoach in the Republican primary on Aug. 20. Hazel Neal, Hephzibah, Ga.

'Big media' lead us astray
On July 19, Fox News host John Gibson was discussing with a sheriff the recent finding of the body of a 5-year-old child who had been abducted in California. Tom Hunter, Augusta

Blood donors needed
After Sept. 11 volunteers flocked to blood centers to donate blood, but since then the blood supply has been drying up. And the situation gets worse in the summer because many regular donors are on vacation.

DeLoach there when party calls
I support George DeLoach in his re-election bid to the state House of Representatives. He has well-served residents of this area. Earl Ehrhart, Powder Springs, Ga.

Mission advances
Jackie Boatright was, of course, pleased to win an important round in court Monday in her crusade to raise the quality of care at Georgia day-care centers and to compel them to buy liability insurance.

Spears works for the people of Dist. 1
I have been a resident of Columbia County for 19 years and am thankful for the leadership that has moved our progressive county forward. I have also known Frank Spears, our District 1 commissioner for the same number of years, and have had the privilege of working with him on several boards and committees during this period of time. LaVander Land, Evans, Ga.

Blacks share blame for racial mistrust
For those who wonder why blacks are suspicious of whites 139 years after slavery ended, remember that each February The Chronicle gets a boatload of letters asking why there's a Black History Month. Jim Murrah, Martinez, Ga.

Brown continues a family tradition
I was excited to hear Steve Brown was running for the Columbia County Commission. Mr. Brown has major roots in our area. He comes from a family that has a heritage of producing a positive impact. Ed Umstead, Martinez, Ga.

'Chronicle' readers' opinions absurd
I am quite sick of complete idiots posting their absurd opinions in The Augusta Chronicle. They seem to have no concept of what actually constitutes reality, seeing that they use rumors and hearsay as the hard facts for the basis of their opinions. If you do not know what you are talking about, please stop talking. Matt Phelan, Augusta, Ga.

Questions the Corps of Engineers
I tend to agree with most comments in The Chronicle's letter section about the Corps of Engineers' poor management of regional water resources. Duane Hoverkamp, Augusta

Citizen-spying would be disastrous for civil liberties
Both Democrats and Republicans checked their hearing in disbelief after Attorney General John Ashcroft's alarming testimony to Congress that he wanted to enlist hundreds of thousands of people - including truckers, letter carriers, train conductors, ship captains, utility employees and others - to snoop and report on persons they suspect may be involved with terrorism. All he wants these people to do is phone the FBI - nothing else. Lowell Greenbaum, Augusta

DeLoach committed to public service
Let's return George DeLoach to Atlanta. We would be hard-pressed to find another person of Mr. DeLoach's commitment to public service to represent House District 99. Lena Dixon, Augusta

Male hormones cause kidnappings
My heart goes out to the children who have been kidnapped, raped and murdered. It is difficult to imagine the terrifying experiences these little ones suffered. And what about the pain and agony their parents must endure? Earl McCombs, North Augusta, S.C.

Former world champion Nunn arrested in cocaine sting

Henman eliminated; Hewitt, Roddick advance

Overtime

Columbia County gets first female athletic director

Overtime

Hewitt, Chang, Roddick advance in first round

Overtime
Aiken will be the site for the 2004 Dixie Boys World Series.

Henman eliminated; Hewitt, Roddick advance
MASON, Ohio -- Fourth seed Tim Henman lost to Fernando Gonzalez in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters Series tournament Wednesday 7-6 (3), 6-2.

Hewitt, Chang, Roddick advance in first round
MASON, Ohio -- Michael Chang upset Tommy Haas 6-3, 6-2 Tuesday in the Masters Series Cincinnati. Andy Roddick and top-seeded Lleyton Hewitt also advanced while Tim Henman beat defending champion Gustavo Kuerten.

Former world champion Nunn arrested in cocaine sting
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Former middleweight champion Michael Nunn was charged Wednesday with possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, federal prosecutors said.

Overtime
Augusta native John Engler was among 12 Clemson Tigers named to the 50th anniversary All-ACC team on Wednesday. Clemson and Wake Forest, which also had 12 selections, were the only schools to have more than six players honored.

Columbia County gets first female athletic director
Evans High School has a new athletic director - and it's a woman.

Vick eager to get started
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Even the world's best athletes experience times of self-doubt, and Michael Vick is no exception.

Richardson to fans: Keep your shirts on
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- For the seventh straight season, you won't see shirtless fans for long at Ericsson Stadium.

Vick practices, says shoulder is fine
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was back throwing passes at training camp Tuesday, showing no signs of a sore left shoulder.

Morning practice ends early after altercation
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox ended Tuesday morning's practice early after an altercation involving three players erupted during a drill.

ESPN to use SkyCam for two preseason broadcasts
NEW YORK -- ESPN will use SkyCam on two NFL exhibition games, trying out the overhead shots that were used by the XFL.

Falcons counting on O-line to protect major investments
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Pete Mangurian rolled his eyes - a familiar reaction for the Atlanta Falcons offensive line coach.

Kerney moving back to defensive end
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Atlanta Falcons have given up on the idea of moving Patrick Kerney to linebacker.

Crumpler looking like a smart pick
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Dan Reeves took a lot of heat three years ago when he traded for tight end Reggie Kelly.

Dawsonville celebrates Awesome Bill

Group rewrites some rules for e-commerce
WASHINGTON -- An organization of states' lawyers has approved changes to a package of rules governing Internet commerce, including new limits on the ability of technology companies to remotely disable their software on a consumer's computer.

Prevention key to West Nile epidemic
ATLANTA -- National health officials warned that the West Nile Virus is here to stay and that simple prevention efforts, such as wearing insect repellent, are the best way to manage the epidemic.

Experts urge solidarity in fighting chronic wasting disease
DENVER -- Ranchers, hunters and wildlife authorities combating a fatal deer and elk disease in several states should concentrate on solutions rather than laying blame, government health officials said.

Three little titles for Game Boy Advance
This week, let's get small. Two titles for Game Boy Advance and one for the still-popular Game Boy Color are on tap -- two winners and an also-ran.

Full roster reports to Georgia

Full roster reports to Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley couldn't believe it. Practice hasn't officially started yet, and already the Bulldogs have lost lineman George Foster to injury.

A Bulldog's Determination

Jefferson County's Velasco picks Bulldogs
One of the traits that make Jefferson County offensive tackle Fernando Velasco so talented is his raw athleticism.

A Bulldog's Determination
ATHENS, Ga. - A groin injury doesn't typically fall atop the list of most feared ailments, and Musa Smith says that's the biggest misconception of all.

Jefferson County's Velasco picks Bulldogs

Greene No. 1, but Shockley wants the job
ATHENS, Ga. -- D.J. Shockley is willing to concede defeat in this battle. Fellow Georgia quarterback David Greene is the better ... cook.

Greene No. 1, but Shockley wants the job

Odds and ends

Family learns at funeral their "dead" son is alive

Three little titles for Game Boy Advance

Experts urge solidarity in fighting chronic wasting disease

Group rewrites some rules for e-commerce

Prevention key to West Nile epidemic