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

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.

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.

Club calendar

'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.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Actor-singer goes searching for roots

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

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.

Background music competes with Amerie's smooth voice

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

'Chronicle' staffers pick favorite flicks

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.

Wine and dine

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.

Video watch

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

At the movies: 'Blood Work'

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.

Concert calendar

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

Exploring Augusta Canal

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

Applause calendar

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.

Standing ovations

At the movies: 'XXX'

Barry Bonds hits 600th homer
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds hit his 600th homer Friday night, capping an amazing two-year power surge by becoming the fourth major leaguer to reach the lofty mark - and the first in 31 years.

Local team wins Dixie Boys World Series
EULESS, Texas - For the second time in three years, a Columbia County all-star baseball team is the best in the nation.

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.

Bonds orders 600 bats to be sold after historic homer

Strike deadline likely when players meet Monday

Barry Bonds hits 600th homer

Strike deadline likely when players meet Monday
NEW YORK -- Baseball players are likely to set a strike date for later this month or early September when their executive board meets Monday in Chicago, two lawyers familiar with the union's deliberations said.

Local team wins Dixie Boys World Series

Bonds orders 600 bats to be sold after historic homer
OTTAWA -- Barry Bonds hopes his impending 600th home run brings him more than just admission to one of baseball's most exclusive clubs.

Signs reveal home has returned to School Mode

Sheffield leads Braves to baseball's best record
ATLANTA -- Gary Sheffield had to endure an aching wrist, sore hamstring and anemic bat during his first couple of months with the Atlanta Braves. Imagine how he would have reacted to that turn of misfortune in his younger days.

Braves beat Astros in 13 innings

Atlanta shuffles scouting personnel
HOUSTON - The Atlanta Braves shook up their scout

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.

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.

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.

Braves name Dayton Moore director of player personnel
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves named Dayton Moore the club's director of player personnel Friday.

Sheffield leads Braves to baseball's best record

Braves beat Astros in 13 innings
HOUSTON - Imagine that - another stirring, come-from-behind victory for the Atlanta Braves.

Atlanta shuffles scouting personnel

Pressure on bullpen increases

Braves name Dayton Moore director of player personnel

Braves finish D'backs

Dow soars more than 250 points

Merchants see back-to-school sales as key

Forum weighs living wages
When Judith Stocker bagged groceries in Flint, Mich., she made $1 more an hour than she now makes in Augusta as a certified nursing assistant.

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.

Companies must follow restrictions

Indexes end higher for week for first time in three months

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.

Bridgestone reports profits

Forum weighs living wages

Tennis club gets new owner
The Club at Raes Creek, the private tennis club formerly known as Forest Hills Racquet Club, has been acquired by a California management company that plans to add a full-service restaurant/sports bar and grass tennis courts.

Wholesale prices down 0.2 percent in July

Bridgestone reports profits
TOKYO - Japanese tiremaker Bridgestone Corp. returned to profitability in the first half of the year as sales in the United States recovered from the aftermath of a massive tire recall at its Bridgestone/Firestone subsidiary.

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 - Investors, feeling more confident after the market's huge three-day rally, refrained from making major moves Friday, allowing the three major stock indexes to all end the week higher for the first time in three months.

Companies must follow restrictions
Recreational gardeners aren't the only ones who have to memorize a watering schedule.

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.

Merchants see back-to-school sales as key
NEW YORK -- With a lackluster July behind them, the nation's merchants are now concentrating on the back-to-school season, considered a barometer of consumers' willingness to spend just before the all-important holiday season.

Indexes end higher for week for first time in three months
NEW YORK -- Investors, feeling more confident after the market's huge three-day

Business briefs

Business briefs

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.

Delay aside, Switzer happy to enter Hall

New is the codeword at Georgia Southern

New is the codeword at Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern has a new coach, a new fullback and a new quarterback. The expectations sound all too familiar.

Georgia opens season at Madison Square Garden

Don't ignore sunshine

A 'Civic' disaster

A better Rx for drug benefits

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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."

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.

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!

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

Rolling out the facts on hoses

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

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.

Gailey likes latest practice
ATLANTA -- New Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey said the first practice after the the first day of training looked good, under the circumstances.

Georgia Tech finds depth, competition among running backs

Manley helps Shorebirds beat Jackets
SALISBURY, Md. - Designated hitter Adam Manley collected five RBI on a three-run home run and a two-run double, and second baseman Gary Cates knocked in the game-winning run with a single in the eighth inning as the Delmarva Shorebirds defeated the Augusta GreenJackets 9-6 on Friday night.

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.

Woods two strokes behind leader at Buick Open

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 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.

Woods leads Buick Open by four strokes

Rookie Kung shoots 65 to take lead

Kung, Koch tied for lead

Kingston and Green take lead with 67s

Kung, Koch tied for lead
TURNBERRY, Scotland -- Karrie Webb made two eagles to improve her chances of a third Women's British Open title, and four-time major champion Annika Sorenstam won't be around to challenge her.

Woods leads Buick Open by four strokes
GRAND BLANC, Mich. -- Tiger Woods is in his major mode a week early.

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

Does anyone care about ships' graves?

Miners survived 'under God'

Salutes Mayor Young on First Friday

U.N. report discredits Palestinian claims

Anti-nuke activists deny energy needs

Jones is youthful yet experienced

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

Editorial unnecessary smear of Hill

Jones a cut above other candidates

Put global warming in God's hands

Columbia County needs new blood

Scrap Booking

Mom makeover

It's a jungle out there

Story time

Mom TV

From the editor

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

Capri pants still allowed for teachers

Sex offender returns to victim's school
ORANGE PARK, Fla. - A gray area in a Florida law requiring schools to keep youth sex offenders away from their victims has left the Clay County school system scrambling for legal grounds to separate two students at a Jacksonville-area school.

Wife wins trip from TV trivia

Games seized from shop

Across South Carolina

Man charged in shootings
A Telfair County man is charged in the death of his brother-in-law and an assault on three others, just days after leaving Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in Augusta, police said Friday.

Across the area

Chambliss' war chest grows
ATLANTA - The closer Georgia's Republican U.S. Senate primary gets, the larger the money gap between the contenders grows.

Social studies teacher earns county honors

Across the area

Lecturers without tenure get boost

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

Man says he was abducted

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
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.

Social studies teacher earns county honors
Evans Middle School seventh-grade social studies teacher Lorraine Hall may have been a woman ahead of her time.

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.

Employee gets honor for feeding inmates
ATHENS, Ga. - Mark Hansford never let health problems keep him too long from his job of 12 years: making sure as many as 400 jail inmates got their meals on time.

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

Teaching aides face changes

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.

Across Georgia

Theft prevention starts with locks
Lock your doors.

3 charged in carjacking, assault

3 charged in carjacking, assault
They liked the rims.

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.

Around town

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

Former Georgia Gov. Maddox is in intensive care

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.

Man faces more charges

Mummified dog draws eyes to small museum

Across Georgia

Judge blocks records
A Richmond County Superior Court judge denied public access Friday to discovery documents in a civil lawsuit stemming from the actions of two Medical College of Georgia researchers.

Hearing reviews Walker's dealings

Man faces molestation charges
An Augusta man has been charged with encouraging four teen neighbors to use his home to have sex and showing them pornography.

Judge blocks records

Lecturers without tenure get boost
ATHENS, Ga. - Following a national trend, the state Board of Regents has agreed to permit universities to place more nontenured lecturers in undergraduate teaching roles.

Police get 56 in drug arrests

Hearing reviews Walker's dealings
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker has shown a pattern of revealing his business dealings and connections to nonprofit groups only after they're uncovered by investigators or reported in the news media, an assistant attorney general charged Friday.

Sex offender returns to victim's school

Employee gets honor for feeding inmates

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Darryl Blocker of North Augusta.

Search for man affects schools

Patrol cars to get repairs
Richmond County authorities must fix the cage-window latch inside 68 new patrol cars because they have problems locking and protecting deputies from unruly suspects in the back seat, authorities said Friday.

First day causes smiles, tears

Alert system tracks abductions
ATLANTA - Though it hasn't been used yet, Georgia has its own version of Amber Alert, the public alert system that saved two abducted California teens last week.

Around town

Patrol cars to get repairs

Former Georgia Gov. Maddox is in intensive care
ATLANTA - After two operations, former Georgia Gov. Lester Maddox is in the intensive care unit at an Atlanta hospital, family members said.

Man faces molestation charges

Democrats crowd into school race

Wife wins trip from TV trivia
After months of preparation, Sandra Schumann of Hephzibah finally received the phone call she had been waiting for.

Official wants to merge maps

Across the area
Richmond County authorities are looking for three masked men who robbed the Holiday Market on Windsor Spring Road in Hephzibah late Thursday.

News you can use

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Sitting before a room of angry advocates for fat acceptance, officials from Southwest Airlines affirmed support Friday for the company's policy requiring passengers who fill more than one seat to buy a second.

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.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Prison officials say two teens have run away from a work crew along Interstate 20 near Camden.

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.

Man faces more charges
An Augusta man now faces two burglary charges in Columbia County and could face up to four similar charges in Edgefield County.

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.

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

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

Police get 56 in drug arrests
At least 56 drug suspects were arrested Friday, and police are seeking many more after a seven-month undercover investigation targeting street-level drug dealers.

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

Study finds city could buy office space
Taxpayers could buy a $6.3 million office building and more than twice its current square footage for what the local government is paying in rent, according to a city Finance Department study of leased space.

Man says he was abducted
Pete Collins wonders what would have happened to him if he hadn't run.

Study finds city could buy office space

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.

Man charged in shootings

Subscriber of the day

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.

Stewart silences critics in qualifier

Gordon confident despite losing streak

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.

Rudd wins pole at Watkins Glen

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.

Nadeau rides out stint in No. 44

Rudd wins pole at Watkins Glen
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Ricky Rudd didn't let the distraction of his impending departure from his team slow him down Friday. He won the pole at Watkins Glen International.

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

Stewart silences critics in qualifier
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Tony Stewart discovered a quick elixir for his woes: A fast qualifying lap on Friday at Watkins Glen International.

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.

Georgia opens season at Madison Square Garden
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia will open its men's basketball season against Texas at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 15.

Vick tosses winner for Falcons

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

Spurrier says he chose Redskins for the challenge

Get this: Big crowd expected for Falcons game

Liberty tops Mystics

Faith Alamia    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. James Green    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Henry Shingleton    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. Henry Word III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Viola Deas    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Harold Woodbridge    (WRENS, Ga.)
Mrs. Katharine Westendorf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Wise    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Melissa Key    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Iva Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. L. D. Coney    (HARRISON, Ga.)
Miss Flora Winters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Beam    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mrs. Katharine Westendorf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Miss Flora Winters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Carole Walden    (SPRINGFIELD, Miss.)
Mrs. Norma Sundem    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Hilda Videtto    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. William Black    (BARTOW, Ga.)
Mrs. Evelyn Sylvester    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Cleon Faglier Jr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Lonerna Stokes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Betty Boatright    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Ms. Carrie Stewart    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Dorsey Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Robertson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Willie Jackson    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Emma Phillips    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. George Ashley Jr.    (SRD NORTH AUGUSTA, 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. Henry Word III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Edward Patten Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Thomas Williams Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Rev. Harold Padgett    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mrs. Hilda Videtto    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Sharon Klaus    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruby Smith    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
Mrs. Melissa Key    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Robertson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Ryse Holloway Jr.    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Charlie Reid    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Griffin    (GIRARD, Ga.)
Miss Mary Jackson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. James Greene    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. George Ashley Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Cleon Faglier Jr    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Emma Phillips    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Ms. Rosa Evans    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Boiter    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Dorsey Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Ms. Jenny Blackmon    (BATH, S.C.)
Mr. Enoch Baldwin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Joe Costner    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. Vick Laney Jr.    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Rev. Harold Padgett    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. William McClure    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Featured obituary: Robert Boiter
Robert Boiter, a retired sergeant first class in the Army, had great passion for the military, his wife, Bobbie Boiter, said.

Mr. Henri Collier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Charlie Lowe    (SHARON, Ga.)
Mrs. Mattie Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Joyce McLeod    (SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS)
Mr. Robert Boiter    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Hollis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Katharine Westendorf (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Cleon Faglier Jr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lonerna Stokes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Flora Winters (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Norma Sundem (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. John Beam (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

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

Mr. L. D. Coney (HARRISON, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Melissa Key (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Williams Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Flora Winters (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Viola Deas (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Evelyn Sylvester (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Iva Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Enoch Baldwin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William McClure (JACKSON, S.C.)

Ms. Carrie Stewart (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Lowe (SHARON, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Henry Word III

Mrs. Ruby Smith (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Melissa Key (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Rosa Evans (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Vick Laney Jr. (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Harold Woodbridge (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Hilda Videtto (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Reid (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. William Black (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mrs. Carole Walden (SPRINGFIELD, Miss.)

Faith Alamia (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Henry Word III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Shingleton (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Hilda Videtto (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Word III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cleon Faglier Jr (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Boatright (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Henri Collier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katharine Westendorf (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Griffin (GIRARD, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert Hollis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sharon Klaus (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Robert Boiter

Mrs. Joyce McLeod (SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS)

Mr. Robert Boiter (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Boiter (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Norwood: Deadly side of political correctness
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS is a bad thing under any situation. It prevents people from speaking the truth; sometimes of even looking for the truth, out of fear they will be smeared as racists, xenophobes, bigots, etc. This disease born of the political left has infected political leaders, teachers, researchers - and journalists.

Hanano: Ignorance undermines American freedoms
REP. CHARLIE NORWOOD, R-Ga., has called for racial profiling of Arab males as a way to defend American freedom. His call came in a June campaign letter that clearly demonstrated ignorance and rationalized venomous bigotry.

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.

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.

U.N. report discredits Palestinian claims
Now, the United Nations - not the United States, which is often accused of being biased in favor of Israel - has discredited the Palestinian leadership. Herbert A. Edney IV, Augusta

A better Rx for drug benefits
So Congress won't be approving prescription drug benefits for the Medicare crowd this year. That's good. Lawmakers have no business passing out expensive candy they can't pay for.

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

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

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.

Norwood: Deadly side of political correctness
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS is a bad thing under any situation. It prevents people from speaking the truth; sometimes of even looking for the truth, out of fear they will be smeared as racists, xenophobes, bigots, etc. This disease born of the political left has infected political leaders, teachers, researchers - and journalists.

Hanano: Ignorance undermines American freedoms
REP. CHARLIE NORWOOD, R-Ga., has called for racial profiling of Arab males as a way to defend American freedom. His call came in a June campaign letter that clearly demonstrated ignorance and rationalized venomous bigotry.

Editorial unnecessary smear of Hill
In your July 27 editorial, "Dire consequences," you refer to Anita Hill pulling into Washington on a bulldozer and re-grading political and gender landscapes. Gloria R. Greenbaum, Augusta

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.

Put global warming in God's hands
In reference to Gene Norris' July 13 Chronicle article, "God's will is to preserve Earth's resources." Marie Carpenter, Augusta

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

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.

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"?

Don't ignore sunshine
Some people who sit on Augusta's plethora of boards and agencies don't seem to understand that they are subject to the state's open meetings/records law just as any other government entity.

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.

Page saves his best for last

Overtime

Edwards disappointed with first major loss in 3 years

Overtime

Sports digest

Fan club fights stoppage

Hewitt, Moya advance in Cincinnati tournament

Overtime
Regions Cup points leader Randy Sapp will get an upclose view of his closest pursuer, Jay Blackburn, in today's first round of the 36-hole Orville White Cup at Midland Valley Country Club in Graniteville, S.C.

Sports digest
"It is as important as everything else I do to get better. It allows me to go out every fifth day with a plan." Arizona pitcher Curt Schilling, who invested $25,000 in customized software for his computer that contains information on thousands of pitches he has thrown since 1996.

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.

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.

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

Edwards disappointed with first major loss in 3 years
MUNICH, Germany -- His first loss at a major championship in three years left triple jump world record holder Jonathan Edwards disappointed but not discouraged.

Fishing tournament news

Fishing report

Fishing tournament news
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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.

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.

Vick tosses winner for Falcons
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons gave their new fans something to cheer about.

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.

Concert to honor teen's memory
The only time Martinez teenager Jenna Cockrell and Christian artist Natalie Grant met was when Jenna played Mrs. Grant's upbeat, lyrical music on a CD player.

Faith and fellowship Calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar is a roundup of church and temple-based activities in the Augusta and Aiken area. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Portraits of Faith
Christian artist Keith Johnson likes taking work home with him, if it is small enough.

Truth of your religious beliefs must rise above tolerance
I often hear that we should be tolerant of other belief systems. By tolerant, I mean considering someone else's view as credible as Scripture.

Faith digest
Wade Palmer, pastor of Jones Chapel Church in Lincolnton, Ga., will lead a revival at 8 tonight at Fountain Campground, Georgia Highway 80 North in Norwood, Ga. A covered-dish supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. Call (706) 678-2649.

Exhibit shows religion's role in Augusta's history
A suggestion from a trustee evolved into Keepers of the Faith, A History of Organized Religion in Augusta, an exhibit at the Augusta Museum of History until Nov.10.

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.

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.

TV makers don't like new requirement
WASHINGTON -- Television set makers say the government's requirement that new TVs be equipped to receive digital broadcasts within five years will burden cable and satellite viewers with the cost of technology they don't need.

Making the most of the school year

Dawgs ready for the promised land
ATLANTA -- A bunch of starters are back. The Evil Genius is gone. Twenty years is long enough.

Dawgs ready for the promised land

Make lunch more munchable

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.

South Carolina starts practice at midnight

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.

Calendar

South Carolina starts practice at midnight
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- For the second year in a row, South Carolina coach Lou Holtz kicked off fall practice with an open midnight session.

Taking a stand
COLUMBIA - Corey Jenkins has read the book on Corey Jenkins.

Taking a stand

Holtz faces new challenge at South Carolina: Win with inexperience

Liberty tops Mystics
WASHINGTON -- Becky Hammon matched her career high with 22 points as the New York Liberty clinched the Eastern Conference title with a 74-66 victory over Washington on Friday night.

Digital tuners required on all TV sets by July 2007

TV makers don't like new requirement

Faith and fellowship Calendar

Exhibit shows religion's role in Augusta's history

Concert to honor teen's memory

Portraits of Faith