Concert calendar

Background music competes with Amerie's smooth voice

At the movies: 'XXX'

Video watch
JUST OUT: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Chelsea Walls, Deuces Wild, The Business of Strangers, Dogtown and Z-Boys and Super Troopers

Ramblin' Rhodes: Actor-singer goes searching for roots
Hank Jones burst into big-time show business in the early 1960s with an RCA Records contract and bit parts in hit TV shows and movies.

Club calendar
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a sampling of specials and entertainment at area nightclubs.

Standing ovations

Applause calendar
SUMMER BEACH PARTY AND DANCE: Fund-raiser for American Cancer Society; 7:30 Friday, Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta ballroom, 2 10th St.; auction, heavy hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and entertainment by The Fabulous Expressions; $37.50, $65 couples, advance sales only; 731-9900.

Wine and dine

Concert calendar
Concerts in the C.S.R.A. and surrounding areas.

Applause calendar

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater location for today through Thursday. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, check out augusta.com/movies. The service provides theater locations and movie times.

'Chronicle' staffers pick favorite flicks
In the time I've been writing this column, the single most frequent response has been, "Why don't you write about (insert a favorite movie here)?" And while these comments sometimes come from the community at large, most seem to originate in The Augusta Chronicle's newsroom.

At the movies: 'Blood Work'
Clint Eastwood is getting older, and he knows it. He just doesn't understand why it should make any difference.

At the movies: 'Blood Work'

At the movies: 'XXX'
Despite what its title may suggest, "XXX" isn't porn. It's a testosterone-charged guilty pleasure: big, loud, stupid fun filled with car chases and explosions and chicks dressed in fur-trimmed coats, and little else.

Video watch

Background music competes with Amerie's smooth voice
Sometimes, being blessed with a beautiful voice just isn't enough.

Exploring Augusta Canal

Wine and dine
Housed in the old Bush's Flower Shop on 10th Street between Broad and Ellis, Bee's Knees is the latest of what seems like a flurry of fun restaurants and bars to open downtown.

Club calendar

Standing ovations
The American Cancer Society will hold a beach-themed fund-raiser at 7:30 p.m. today at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta ballroom, 2 10th St. The event will feature a live auction, heavy hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and entertainment by The Fabulous Expressions. Tickets are $37.50, or $65 for couples. Call 731-9900.

Mini reviews

Exploring Augusta Canal
Nearly 160 years of history quietly flow through a tract of real estate nestled between the Savannah River and the bustle of Augusta.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Actor-singer goes searching for roots

Young actors teach tough lessons in 'Colors'
Children's Musical Theatre Ensemble Director Mickey Lubeck was happy to cast her minors in a metaphor.

'Chronicle' staffers pick favorite flicks

United States routs South Korea

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 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 players agree to test for steroids

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.

Baseball projects $220 million loss this year

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.

Legal dispute over Ted Williams' body on hold
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Ted Williams' estate withdrew its request for a court to help resolve the dispute over his body, a victory for two children of the baseball great who want to keep it frozen.

Signs reveal home has returned to School Mode

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.

Pressure on bullpen increases

Braves finish D'backs

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.

D'backs beat up Braves

Pressure on bullpen increases
PHOENIX - With Atlanta reliever Kevin Gryboski already on the disabled list, the loss of Mike Remlinger means more innings for four relievers: Chris Hammond, Darren Holmes, Kerry Ligtenberg and Tim Spooneybarger.

Furcal returns to head first slides

Braves finish D'backs
PHOENIX - Three batters into Thursday afternoon's game, Atlanta starter Tom Glavine had runners on first and second, with Arizona strongman Luis Gonzalez coming to the plate.

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.

Braves place Remlinger on DL with groin pull
PHOENIX -- The Atlanta Braves placed All-Star left-handed reliever Mike Remlinger on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin on Thursday.

Business briefs

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.

Dow soars more than 250 points
NEW YORK -- Wall Street reveled in stunning gains again Thursday as the Dow Jones industrials surged more than 250 points, giving the blue chips their first three-day, triple-digit winning streak in 17 months.

Wholesale prices down 0.2 percent in July
WASHINGTON -- Wholesale prices dipped by 0.2 percent in July, providing more good news on the inflation front and giving Federal Reserve policy-makers leeway to keep interest rates at 40-year lows to help along the limping recovery.

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.

Acura dealer takes used cars indoors
Work began Thursday morning on razing the Acura of Augusta showroom on Gordon Highway. The rubble will be cleared, and a new showroom will open within four months.

Wholesale prices down 0.2 percent in July

Business briefs
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Eastman Kodak Co. is suing a North Carolina bank in an effort to recover a $30 million loan to Wolf Camera Inc., which filed for bankruptcy protection last year.

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.

Dow soars more than 250 points

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

Business briefs

Up in the air

ImClone's Waksal indicted on insider trading charges

Delay aside, Switzer happy to enter Hall
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Barry Switzer isn't sure why it took so long for him to get into the College Football Hall of Fame. He's just glad he finally was invited.

Watson says he plans to grow up at South Carolina State

Delay aside, Switzer happy to enter Hall

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.

Lady Pacers lose coach Stern

A 'Civic' disaster

Maybe next time?

SEC rule worrisome

thanksfornothing.org

It's a jungle out there
From the backwoods to your back yard there's thousands of buzzing, swarming insects looking for a good meal - and you're it!

Agency Spotlight
Name of organization: Salvation Army What does this organization do? Salvation Army provides programs for homeless and low-income families, including shelter, food, clothing, emergency assistance, counseling, health care, and substance abuse rehabilitation.

Calendar
Summer Beach Party and Dance Friday, August 9 This fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta ballroom, 2 Tenth Street. There will be a live auction, heavy hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and entertainment by The Fabulous Expressions. Tickets are $37.50 per person or $65 for couples with advance sales only. Call (706) 731-9900 for more information.

Mom makeover
Attention Moms. Have you had it with your same old look. Are you locked in a late-80s time warp. Is it time to trade in that hairstyle (and color) for something hip and new. Has gravity finally taken its toll on those eyes.

Story time
The Gardener By Sarah Stewart This is an excellent book and deserving of the Caldecott award that it received.

Mom TV
I toy constantly with the idea of being a stay-at-home mom.

Make lunch more munchable
The new school year is upon us. Depending on your summer, the end of vacation has either come surprisingly quickly, or not fast enough.

Making the most of the school year
First grader Christian Pedraza loves school so much he doesn't understand the need for a summer vacation. And Sheila Pedraza believes that attitude is one of the keys to her child's success.

From the editor
When I was a kid time was measured by my seasons - school, Christmas holidays, summer vacation.

Scrap Booking
Ask most people how they preserve memories and they'll talk about the photo album crammed with photos or the drawer where they throw all those packs of pictures to eventually "pull together."

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

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

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.

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.

Rolling out the facts on hoses

Plant color into landscape
There are many ways to add color to the home landscape.

Rolling out the facts on hoses
Life would be hard without a hose.

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

Georgia Tech finds depth, competition among running backs
ATLANTA -- Coach Chan Gailey had a full complement of healthy running backs for his first preseason practice at Georgia Tech - which was the best part of what he called a "ragged" effort generally.

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

Bilbo might be next 'Slash'

Georgia Tech finds depth, competition among running backs

Lakewood wins third straight
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Lakewood's Taft Cable threw his South Atlantic League-leading fifth complete game of the season, and the BlueClaws earned their third-straight win as they defeated the Augusta GreenJackets 4-2 before 7,548 fans Thursday afternoon.

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.

With the new school year come loads of supplies

Woods two strokes behind leader at Buick Open

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.

Rookie Kung shoots 65 to take lead

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

Kingston and Green take lead with 67s
NEWPORT, Wales -- James Kingston of South Africa and Richard Green of Australia each shot 7-under-par 65s Thursday to share the first-round lead in the Wales Open.

Rookie Kung shoots 65 to take lead
TURNBERRY, Scotland -- Rookie Candie Kung celebrated her 21st birthday with a 7-under 65 Thursday to lead the Women's British Open after the first round.

Woods readies for PGA Championship in Buick Open

Kingston and Green take lead with 67s

Woods two strokes behind leader at Buick Open
GRAND BLANC, Mich. -- Tiger Woods, in his first tournament since his Grand Slam chances ended at the British Open, shot a 5-under 67 Thursday and was two strokes behind first-round leader Kent Jones at the Buick Open.

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.

Signs reveal home has returned to School Mode
We have returned to School Mode at my house.

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.

Blacks share blame for racial mistrust

'Judge not lest ye be judged' has a deeper meaning

Jones a cut above other candidates

Questions the Corps of Engineers

Miners survived 'under God'

Anti-nuke activists deny energy needs

'Chronicle' perils national security

Does anyone care about ships' graves?

'Chronicle' readers' opinions absurd

Abortion is one form of child abuse

'Big media' lead us astray

Salutes Mayor Young on First Friday

Columbia County needs new blood

First Friday: Cultural event or party?

Jones is youthful yet experienced

It's a jungle out there

Story time

In the know

Interior design meets neighborhood gossip

Mom TV

Health calendar

Scrap Booking

Mom makeover

From the editor

Reality TV thrived in the ratings last week

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

Search for man affects schools
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.

Democrats crowd into school race
ATLANTA - Early this summer, the Democratic primary for state school superintendent looked like a two-way showdown.

Student sought on charges

Around town

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

Group won't return to city

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.

First day causes smiles, tears
TRENTON, S.C. - Joshua Johnson's face was wet with tears when he walked out of his kindergarten classroom after his first day at Douglas Elementary School.

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 Georgia

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.

Subscriber of the day

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.

Across the area
A 15-year-old Hephzibah girl died Thursday in a two-car collision in Waynesboro.

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

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 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.

Theft prevention starts with locks
Lock your doors.

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.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Dan Almeter of Augusta.

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

Search for man affects schools

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.

Capri pants still allowed for teachers

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.

Games seized from shop

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.

Across the area

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.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -Is burning a church an act of domestic terrorism?

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Mummified dog draws eyes to small museum
WAYCROSS, Ga. - Some museums boast paintings by Picasso and Rembrandt. Others have an Egyptian mummy or even two.

PSC race will have primary

Two seek Schrenko seat
ATLANTA - Republican state School Superintendent Linda Schrenko has feuded openly with state Board of Education members off and on for the past eight years.

A tribute in teaching

3 charged in carjacking, assault
They liked the rims.

Bishop delivers message

Games seized from shop
McDuffie County authorities seized dozens of video poker machines Thursday from one of four Bryant's Food & Fuel convenience stores that were shut down this week in a state sales-tax investigation.

Across Georgia

Teaching aides face changes
Staci Jacobs is a firm believer in higher education.

News you can use

Teaching aides face changes

Correction

First day causes smiles, tears

Across the southeast

Mummified dog draws eyes to small museum

Around town

3 charged in carjacking, assault

Arrests made in abduction

Democrats crowd into school race

Capri pants still allowed for teachers
Teachers returning to the classroom in Richmond County this year can wear Capri pants after the Richmond County Board of Education dropped them from the list of items prohibited in a new dress code.

Official wants to merge maps

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.

News you can use

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.

Event steers youth to right path
AIKEN - Aiken Department of Public Safety Officer Chris Medlin was wearing his gun, his baton, his handcuffs and the required 5 pounds of body armor.

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.

News you can use
Aug. 9, 1967 Residents of Walton Way Extension showed up at a Richmond County Commission meeting to protest the awarding of a beer license in their neighborhood, but probably should have stayed at home.

Owner thwarts robbery attempt

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -The lawyer for Tri-State Crematory operator Ray Brent Marsh asked Gov. Roy Barnes on Thursday to provide state protection for his client, saying he feared for Mr. Marsh's safety.

Escape leads to cruiser review

Across the area

UGA letter meets policy

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.

Police defend flashy vehicle

Fort Stewart will lose 150 jobs

Subscriber of the day

Burglary suspect captured

Across South Carolina

Official wants to merge maps
ATLANTA - The state government is wasting taxpayers' money by producing two official road maps for the Peach State, Georgia's deputy commissioner of tourism said Thursday.

Family survives first day of school year

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.

Da Matta says he's stepped out of Andretti's shadow

Troubled drivers get help

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

Elliott brothers give each other competition

Spotlight on Mike Skinner

Racing facts

Gordon confident despite losing streak

Nadeau rides out stint in No. 44

NASCAR donates driving simulators to FDNY
NEW YORK -- The city is getting help to speed up the Fire Department and EMS from a perfect source: NASCAR.

Da Matta says he's stepped out of Andretti's shadow
LEXINGTON, Ohio -- Since replacing Michael Andretti at Newman-Haas Racing, Cristiano da Matta has won seven races, enabling him to put his own stamp on CART's longest-running team.

Gordon confident despite losing streak
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Despite going 29 races without a victory, Jeff Gordon has a shot at a fifth Winston Cup title.

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.

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

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

Nadeau rides out stint in No. 44
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Jerry Nadeau has been on "the edge" throughout his entire NASCAR Winston Cup Series career. The pressure to win, to make sponsors happy, to find the perfect ride apparently takes a toll on a young driver's confidence.

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.

Falcons' fans show up, for the first game at least

Spurrier says he chose Redskins for the challenge

Vick eager to get started

Richardson to fans: Keep your shirts on

Get this: Big crowd expected for Falcons game

Crumpler looking like a smart pick

Mrs. Lonerna Stokes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Wise    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Allan Boudreaux    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Ryse Holloway Jr.    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Griffin    (GIRARD, Ga.)
Mrs. Melissa Key    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Evelyn Sylvester
Few had a more interesting life than Evelyn Sylvester, her son said Wednesday.

Mrs. Sharon Klaus    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Faye Wright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Rev. Harold Padgett    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mrs. Bonnie Jackson    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mr. Edward Patten Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Martha Upson    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Sharon Klaus    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Bessie Satterwhite    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Henry Word III
Henry Word III enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his real love was reading about the world around him.

Mr. Robert Dorsey Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Emma Phillips    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Mattie Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Robertson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Henry Word III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Carrie Stewart    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Arvelle Lanham Jr.    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Lonerna Stokes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Wayne Hattaway    (BARTOW, Ga.)
Mrs. Evelyn Sylvester    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Green    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Hilda Videtto    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Carole Walden    (SPRINGFIELD, Miss.)
Mr. Amos Stacy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Greene    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. William Saeger    (PERRY, Ga.)
Mr. Cleon Faglier Jr    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Minnie Capers    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
Mr. James Wise    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Henri Collier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Harold Woodbridge    (WRENS, Ga.)
Ms. Jenny Blackmon    (BATH, S.C.)
Mr. Henry Word III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Robertson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. George Ashley Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Evelyn Patterson    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mr. Enoch Baldwin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. George Wisner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Jenny Blackmon    (BATH, S.C.)
Mr. Garffie Wilson    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Alfred Coleman    (MACON, Ga.)
Mr. John Jones    (TENNILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Olive Donaldson    (GARFIELD, Ga.)
Mr. Darryl Hicks    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
Mr. Robert Dorsey Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Herbert Pennington    (MATTHEWS, Ga.)
Ms. Rosa Evans    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Annie Goodwin    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Katharine Westendorf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Miss Flora Winters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Boiter    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Dorsey Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Faye Wright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Carrie Stewart (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Robertson Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Patten Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Rev. Harold Padgett (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

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Mrs. Evelyn Sylvester (AUGUSTA.Ga.)

Mrs. Melissa Key (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. George Wisner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Rosa Evans (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sharon Klaus (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Phillips (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Harold Woodbridge (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Miss Flora Winters (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Evelyn Sylvester

Mr. Charles Robertson Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Carole Walden (SPRINGFIELD, Miss.)

Mr. Enoch Baldwin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Sylvester (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Garffie Wilson (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. George Ashley Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Henry Word III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Word III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Allan Boudreaux (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Herbert Pennington (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mrs. Hilda Videtto (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred Coleman (MACON, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Cleon Faglier Jr (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lonerna Stokes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. John Jones (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Boiter (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Henri Collier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Hattaway (BARTOW, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Henry Word III

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

Mrs. Mary Griffin (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mrs. Olive Donaldson (GARFIELD, Ga.)

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

Arvelle Lanham Jr. (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Ryse Holloway Jr. (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Sharon Klaus (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Saeger (PERRY, Ga.)

Mrs. Katharine Westendorf (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

City governmental offices need to be converted
IT'S ENCOURAGING to see Mayor Bob Young and the Augusta commissioners thinking about long-range planning and economizing tax dollars. Politics aside, there's a forward-looking collaboration taking place that promises to reap major benefits for Augusta taxpayers.

'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.

'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

thanksfornothing.org
Let's say you had a neighbor who was threatening the entire city - and who, in the past, had threatened to take your own property. Would you support a police effort to arrest him? Or would you tell the police, "I can't publicly support you - and, by the way, don't walk across my yard to get to him"?

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.

Salutes Mayor Young on First Friday
We should all salute Mayor Bob Young and the executive director of the Greater Augusta Arts Council, Brenda Durant, for standing up to a small-minded attempt to sanitize Augusta's street life. Christian Stracke, Augusta

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

Anti-nuke activists deny energy needs
You published a guest column July 17 ("No; end nuclear era for safety's sake") by John Passacantando, leader of Greenpeace. He unabashedly advocated that we "phase out nuclear power," and your editorial on the same day on Yucca Mountain appropriately points out that anti-nuke activists will likely delay use of Yucca Mountain essentially forever in their attempt to force shutdown of our nuclear plants. Fred Christensen, Aiken, S.C.

A 'Civic' disaster
The Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center is like the stock market in recent months - just when you think matters can't get any worse, they do.

'Judge not lest ye be judged' has a deeper meaning
Regarding Emily Greene's July 7 letter chastising Tina K. Cloer's June 28 letter for the latter's lack of judgment: Barbara A. Mohler, Augusta

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

City governmental offices need to be converted
IT'S ENCOURAGING to see Mayor Bob Young and the Augusta commissioners thinking about long-range planning and economizing tax dollars. Politics aside, there's a forward-looking collaboration taking place that promises to reap major benefits for Augusta taxpayers.

Miners survived 'under God'
Only in America, only with God. That was my thought as I watched the Pennsylvania miners being pulled to safety, one by one, from their cold, dark, watery would-be grave. Mary Ellen Smith, Martinez, Ga.

Does anyone care about ships' graves?
As I read of the recovery efforts on the USS Monitor, I wondered why no one is concerned over the disturbance of the watery graves of those who went down with that ship. Richard Burwell, Hephzibah, 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.

Jones is youthful yet experienced
I have known Harold V. Jones II since he entered college in 1987, and I have watched him mature. He is a learned and fair lawyer who takes his position and his commitments seriously. He is stalwart in his beliefs, as well as in his support of the Democratic political party. Jean L. Embry, Augusta

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.

Jones a cut above other candidates
I had the privilege of hearing several candidates speak at a forum at the Henry Brigham Community Center. There were candidates competing for the state representative District 97 seat, as well as those vying for the new District 12 congressional seat. Each had an opportunity to address the audience and respond to questions. Of all the candidates, a young newcomer impressed me the most. Charlie L. Pugh, Hephzibah, 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.

Columbia County needs new blood
The signs are up and the bickering and wild promises begin. One of the wildest statements was made by Frank Spears in his political ad for Columbia County commissioner in District 1. He now wants the storm water fee to be replaced with an "alternate funding source." Is he now saying that there should not now be or never have been a "fee"? That's what it would appear. Bob Cipperly, 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.

Overtime

Page saves his best for last

Hewitt, Moya advance in Cincinnati tournament

Former world champion Nunn arrested in cocaine sting

Overtime

Fan club fights stoppage

Henman eliminated; Hewitt, Roddick advance

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.

Overtime
Ted Williams' estate withdrew its request for a court to help resolve the dispute over his body, a victory for two children of the baseball great who want to keep it frozen.

Hewitt, Moya advance in Cincinnati tournament
MASON, Ohio -- Top-seeded Lleyton Hewitt dropped a set Thursday before turning things around and beating Jarko Nieminen to reach the quarterfinals of the $2.95 Cincinnati Masters Series.

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.

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.

Page saves his best for last
After four years of finishing second, Matthew Page finally broke through Thursday afternoon.

Fishing report

Fishing report
Largemouth bass have moved back to secondary points in the coves and also on the flats during the early morning hours, according to correspondent Ron Figueroa.

Fishing tournament news

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or informatio

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.

Falcons' fans show up, for the first game at least
ATLANTA - In their first 36 years, the Atlanta Falcons never found a leader, on the field or in the front office, who could make them a consistent winner.

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

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.

Spurrier says he chose Redskins for the challenge
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Were the Washington Redskins really a bigger challenge than the Carolina Panthers?

Get this: Big crowd expected for Falcons game
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons have a new owner, a new starting quarterback and - get this - a lot of people lining up to buy tickets.

Dawsonville celebrates Awesome Bill

Fan club fights stoppage
Bill Pronevitch doesn't want the Augusta Stallions to go dormant in 2003. So he's planning to do something about it.

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.

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.

Digital tuners required on all TV sets by July 2007
WASHINGTON -- Dissatisfied with the speed at which the industry is going digital, the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to require television manufacturers to have digital tuners on all sets by July 2007.

Making the most of the school year

Greene No. 1, but Shockley wants the job

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

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

Make lunch more munchable

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.

A Bulldog's Determination

Elam's future with Gamecocks uncertain
COLUMBIA - The University of South Carolina football team had its team pictures taken Thursday, but former North Augusta star Brian Elam wasn't part of them. A glance at the latest roster revealed that Elam's number, 25, belonged to another defensive back, Ted Crawford.

Holtz faces new challenge at South Carolina: Win with inexperience
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Coach Lou Holtz can't get away from problems at South Carolina. His latest: finding a way to win with inexperienced talent.

Calendar

Holtz faces new challenge at South Carolina: Win with inexperience

Family learns at funeral their "dead" son is alive

Odds and ends

Digital tuners required on all TV sets by July 2007

Experts urge solidarity in fighting chronic wasting disease

Group rewrites some rules for e-commerce