Negotiators slowly resuming talks
NEW YORK -- Baseball negotiators resumed talks Monday with the speed of a Trevor Hoffman changeup, not a Randy Johnson fastball.

Mets say Perez tipped pitches
NEW YORK -- Odalis Perez fired another strike at the New York Mets on Sunday, one day after flirting with a perfect game against them.

Hawaiian team has ninth girl to play in LLWS

Negotiators slowly resuming talks

Mets say Perez tipped pitches

Hawaiian team has ninth girl to play in LLWS
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Fans cheered as they noticed the twin braids peeking out from Sanoe Aina's batting helmet when she strode to the plate at the Little League World Series.

Negotiators take Sunday off; talks to resume Monday
NEW YORK -- Negotiators for baseball's players and owners took Sunday off and will resume talks Monday in hopes of avoiding the sport's ninth work stoppage since 1972.

Summer vacation turns one postcard writer into a poet

Recognizing a hit-and-run driver in an ambulance
An emergency medical technician who helped transport an injured 16-year-old to a hospital in Fergus Falls, Minn., on July 27 is accused of being the one who hurt him in a hit-and-run accident earlier that evening.

Asia's best Elvis impersonators converge on Tokyo for first ever tribute concert
TOKYO -- Decked out in rhinestones and pompadour hairdos, 13 Elvis impersonators from across Asia converged on Tokyo on Friday for an extravaganza concert to mark the 25th anniversary of the King's death.

Odds and ends
PITTSBURGH -- Real estate agents say location is everything, but these tenants don't care about the neighborhood - the worse, the better.

Braves activate Gryboski, put Foster on DL
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves activated right-handed reliever Kevin Gryboski from the disabled list Monday after he pitched two scoreless innings in the minor leagues.

Colorado prolongs Maddux woes
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves did their best to keep Colorado Rockies pitcher Jason Jennings in the running for National League Rookie of the Year on Sunday, losing 6-3.

Colorado prolongs Maddux woes

Braves activate Gryboski, put Foster on DL

Homers a boost to Braves

Homers a boost to Braves
ATLANTA - The Braves were prepared to depart for their longest trip of the season Monday afternoon without as much as a glance back at a ragged homestand.

Don't list dubious achievements on resume
"ACHIEVEMENTS: Managed a task force of 40 document sorters, which resulted in the first-ever errors in that area."

Leading economic indicators fell 0.4 percent in July
NEW YORK -- A key gauge of U.S. economic activity fell in July, a further sign of a shaky economic recovery as stock market gyrations affected consumer and business spending.

Masters tax revenues rise
Lodging tax revenues for Masters Week 2002 were the highest ever, according to the Augusta Metropolitan Convention & Visitor's Bureau, in part because of a spate of hotel development the past six years.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - A key gauge of U.S. economic activity fell in July, a further sign of a shaky economic recovery as stock market gyrations affected consumer and business spending.

Stocks surge; Dow nears 9,000 mark

Masters tax revenues rise

Underground Atlanta faces another setback
ATLANTA -- Underground Atlanta - which has lost key retailers and events in the last three years - may have trouble drawing visitors after it loses a neighbor that brings in about a million people each year.

Underground Atlanta faces another setback

Future of newspapers is online, executive says
DAVIS, W.Va. -- Despite predictions to the contrary, newspapers can have a bright future as technology-driven information companies, a top industry executive told editors and publishers Friday.

Stocks surge; Dow nears 9,000 mark
NEW YORK -- Investors held on to their optimism Monday, sending stocks sharply higher in response to stronger retail earnings and a smaller-than-expected drop in a key economic gauge. The Dow Jones industrials surged more than 210 points to close just below 9,000.

Rivers, Wolfpack growing up in '02

Fresno State replaces Tulsa on Vol 2003 schedule

Rivers, Wolfpack growing up in '02
Almost from the time he stepped onto campus at N.C. State, Philip Rivers hasn't had time to be an average college student.

Who's Alabama's kicker? Who knows?
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- They have been among the most scrutinized players in Alabama's two-a-day practices.

Rebels can't run from defensive woe
The hype at Mississippi centers exclusively on quarterback Eli Manning, whose name and talent make for great stories. The junior quarterback is a legitimate candidate for the Heisman Trophy, even if the Rebels won't publicize him for the award.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T spells revenge for Tar Heels
Last year, North Carolina's team slogan was "Take Respect." The Tar Heels earned some by overcoming an 0-3 start with an 8-5 finish and a Peach Bowl bid.

Bulldogs like not-so-great expectations
His team was picked to finish last in the West Division of the Southeastern Conference this season, so Jackie Sherrill has to be encouraged.

Bulldogs like not-so-great expectations

Fresno State replaces Tulsa on Vol 2003 schedule
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee revised its 2003 schedule and will open against Fresno State, a change that could put the game on television, athletic director Doug Dickey said Monday.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T spells revenge for Tar Heels

Rebels can't run from defensive woe

Publicize complaints

Let the CVB help

Sweeping the streets

Patriots will vote

PBS to introduce expanded 'Teletubbies'
NEW YORK -- "Teletubbies," the popular PBS children's show, will add an educational component next year and feature American children for the first time.

Innovation crops up on fall TV schedule
I remember college - the friends, the good times ... the all-nighters working on last-minute term papers or cramming for finals.

Daily TV highlights for week beginning Monday
What movie do teens think their parents didn't want them to see? According to "The 2002 Teen Choice Awards" (8 p.m. Monday, Fox), it's "American Pie 2," the 2001 raunchy college comedy.

In the know
When you are on a first date, you usually know within the first few minutes whether it's worth continuing.

New braces take metal out of mouths
Chantel Carreras of Augusta has worn braces for a little more than a year now, but you won't catch anybody calling her "metal mouth."

Show us your jean pool
Does denim make you delirious? The Augusta Chronicle is looking for a multi-generational family to help model the latest in denim styles and trends.

Jackets add Swedish player to men's basketball team
ATLANTA -- Jim Nystrom, a 6-foot-5 Swedish player, has joined Georgia's Tech basketball team as the fourth scholarship freshman.

Lightning, rains dampen GreenJackets, Suns game
First came the lightning, then came the monsoon, then came Hagerstown Suns pitcher Brian Burres in his underwear.

Pahucki, Jackets survive rains, Suns
Sweltering summer days make pitchers such as David Pahucki popular with both fielders and umpires alike.

Moore shoots for stars at U.S. Amateur

Beem him up! Another surprise winner at the PGA

Moore shoots for stars at U.S. Amateur
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. -- By winning last month's U.S. Amateur Public Links championship, Ryan Moore joined a list of golfers that includes PGA Tour players Billy Mayfair, David Berganio Jr. and Jodie Mudd.

Woods equally impressive in defeat

Kuhlke wins W.M. Gregory Classic

Mednick wins first European Tour title
BALLYLIFFIN, Ireland -- Sweden's Adam Mednick won his first European Tour title Sunday, shooting a 4-under-par 68 for a five-shot victory at the North West of Ireland Open.

Sorenstam wins by four shots before European record gallery of 21,000

Sorenstam wins by four shots before European record gallery of 21,000
HELSINGBORG, Sweden -- Annika Sorenstam won her eighth tournament of the season Sunday, shooting a 2-under-par 70 for a four-shot victory at the Compaq Open.

Woods equally impressive in defeat
CHASKA, Minn. -- Take away some wretched weather in the third round at Muirfield and two magical shots by Rich Beem at Hazeltine, and Tiger Woods might have a Grand Slam no one could debate.

Beem shines in win
CHASKA, Minn. - He promised to vomit on the 16th hole if he was leading, but he didn't.

Mednick wins first European Tour title

Howell rebounds from 80
CHASKA, Minn. - When the winds laid down, it was redemption Sunday at the PGA Championship for Augusta's Charles Howell.

Beem shines in win

Kuhlke wins W.M. Gregory Classic
Chris Kuhlke wasn't the only winner in Sunday's W.M. Gregory Classic golf tournament, just the most obvious.

Howell rebounds from 80

Beem him up! Another surprise winner at the PGA
CHASKA, Minn. -- Playing as if he had nothing to lose, Rich Beem buried Tiger Woods and captured a PGA Championship even he thought he had no business winning.

Pahucki, Jackets survive rains, Suns

Summer vacation turns one postcard writer into a poet
Summer vacations have driven Joseph Henderson of Augusta to rhyme. He sends along his vacation poem: Are We There Yet?, which ends with: "Soon your travels come to an end/But certainly not before./"Are we there yet?" you have heard/A thousand times or more."

Votor turnout favorable despite redistricting
Turnout was on pace for around 20 percent locally and questions created by redrawn voting maps abounded by midday Tuesday.

Braves rally to beat Rockies
ATLANTA -- Gary Sheffield and Chipper Jones hit back-to-back homers leading off the bottom of the ninth inning, rallying the Atlanta Braves to a 7-6 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday.

GOP voters choose nominee to challenge Barnes
ATLANTA -- Georgia Republicans looking for a chance to end more than a century of Democratic rule had their chance to select a candidate Tuesday to take on Gov. Roy Barnes in November. Their choices included a lawmaker who only four years ago was a Democrat and a woman seeking to become the state's first female chief executive.

Bragdon works for love of money

Games officials applaud Augusta

Blacks' mistakes are magnified

Back to old ways since Sept. 11

Blasts Barnes as aspiring president

Praises paper's new-found wisdom on Mideast

Pitts' column about Martin Luther King Jr. is baloney

People would vote for Kolb power

Citizens should pray for the judges who rule for porn

Fix for criminals: hang 'em high

Civic Center's chaos chases away conventions

Show us your jean pool

New braces take metal out of mouths

Innovation crops up on fall TV schedule

Daily TV highlights for week beginning Monday

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Bill Odell of Augusta.

Across the area

City claims immunity

Apartment slaying trial opens
Witnesses agree that some time after midnight May 8, 2001, Claude Wiggleton went to an Augusta apartment complex to pick up his baby, and before leaving - as he held the child in his arms - he shot another man to death.

Across South Carolina

Across the southeast
SHELBY, N.C. -Four lawsuits alleging negligence have been filed against a North Carolina doctor, who might also face federal charges in connection with the deaths of 23 patients.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -Charleston County is on pace to record its deadliest year in half a decade.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -The admissions standard at many state schools in Georgia used to be simple: Anyone with a high school diploma was accepted.

Second arrest made in gunfight
Police arrested a second person Sunday in connection with a shootout at an Augusta apartment complex Saturday.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -The West Nile virus has been confirmed in two crows in Greenville County, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control said Monday.

Score delay affects pupils

Instructor drills his students in success

School begins its 30th year
Horace Pollock accepted the challenge, says adviser Roy Jones.

News you can use

Georgia has the lead in vote reform
In the race to voting reform, Georgia is on the cutting edge of technology, officials say.

Subscriber of the day

Across the area
A thunderstorm in the Augusta area Sunday knocked out power to about 1,000 homes and downed several trees on roads.

School's start brings heavy traffic

Braves rally to beat Rockies

Across the area

Slaying suspects arrested
Two men sought in the killing of an Augusta man outside a convenience store turned themselves into police Sunday, investigators said.

Slaying suspects arrested

Across South Carolina

Woman's home has look of legend

News you can use

School grant comes through
Georgia schools Superintendent Linda Schrenko made good on her promise Monday when an officer of the Department of Education delivered $50,000 to South Columbia Elementary School for its Spanish program.

SRS shipments will accelerate
WASHINGTON - The Energy Department plans to speed up shipments of highly radioactive plutonium from the former Rocky Flats weapons plant to make up for delays and to meet a 2006 closure goal, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said.

Score delay affects pupils
With test scores from a Stanford 9 Test indefinitely delayed, Georgia school officials are faced with finding another way to identify pupils for various programs.

Across the southeast
RICHMOND, Va. -Small-group discussions of a book about the Quran were scheduled for today at the University of North Carolina - barring late action by a court considering whether the summer reading assignment violates religious freedoms.

Polling places are ready
Elections officials in Columbia and Richmond counties spent Monday getting ready - going over those new electronic voting machines one more time and handing out supplies.

Instructor drills his students in success
Retired Lt. Col. Patrick Rivette's troops have marched their way to victory for most of his 10 years as Evans High School's senior Army JROTC instructor.

GOP chairman blasts candidate for postcard
Questions about a politically charged postcard led Columbia County's Republican Party chairman to publicly rebuke a candidate Mon-day.

School's start brings heavy traffic
ATHENS, Ga. - If Athens traffic seems worse than it's ever been, that's because it probably is.

Judge denies man's bond
AIKEN - Bond was denied Monday for a Barnwell man who police say kidnapped, shot and twice raped a Barnwell woman who was trying to break up with him.

Across Georgia
BRUNSWICK -An illegal tire dump containing about 1,000 worn tires has officials scrambling to find the landowner.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Catherine Knox of Augusta.

Across the southeast

Across the area
A thunderstorm Monday night knocked out power to about 3,000 Augusta homes and caused minor street flooding.

Georgia has the lead in vote reform

Students struggle to find spots
LeSean Fleming said he wasn't too happy when he arrived at Augusta State University on Monday morning for the new semester.

News you can use
Aug. 20, 1952 The Augusta Retail Food Dealers association yesterday called on all persons who sell milk, whether they are members of the organization or not, to attend a protest meeting at the courthouse Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. to object to any raise in the price of milk.

GOP chairman blasts candidate for postcard

City claims immunity
Ann Wilmoth wants the city to pay for damages to her 1986 Oldsmobile Delta 88 after an accident involving an Augusta-Richmond County fire truck June 10.

School grant comes through

Votor turnout favorable despite redistricting

Subscriber of the day

Judge denies man's bond

Polling places are ready

Aiken County tries new approach

Law forces North Augusta to cut Scana fees
North Augusta City Council on Monday night amended its agreement with Scana Communications Inc., lowering the amount the company pays to run cable through the city from $23,945 to $750.

GOP voters choose nominee to challenge Barnes

News you can use
Aug. 19, 1956 Paine College, Augusta's college for Negroes and the only four-year college in the city, opens for classes Sept. 10 with a new president, a new $250,000 chemistry-physics building, and an enrollment of 325 students.

Aiken County tries new approach
GRANITEVILLE - A distinctive approach to elementary education began Monday with the opening of Midland Valley Preparatory School.

Across Georgia

Woman's home has look of legend
It's a house decorated for a king.

Believe it or not, Tiger Woods has been beaten
CHASKA, Minn. - Did we really just witness that at the PGA Championship?

Jarrett charges back from spin to win Pepsi 400

Car that veered into crowd had just completed obstacle course

Ferrari clinches title with Barrichello win, Schumacher second
BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Rubens Barrichello wasn't about to surrender his lead in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Sadler takes Rudd's place with Yates

New rule on balance works well at Michigan

Jarrett charges back from spin to win Pepsi 400
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Dale Jarrett spun his fortunes around with a patient run to the front.

New rule on balance works well at Michigan
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Chevrolet and Pontiac got help from NASCAR during the Pepsi 400 at the Michigan International Speedway Sunday, but Ford got the victory.

Few changes in NASCAR's 2003 schedule

Jarrett spins, wins in Michigan
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Even when he was in 17th place with 32 laps to go, Dale Jarrett knew he had everything working in his favor.

Car that veered into crowd had just completed obstacle course
HASTINGS, Neb. -- The car that veered into a crowd during a downtown road race had just emerged from an obstacle course when the accident occurred.

Few changes in NASCAR's 2003 schedule
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR released its 2003 schedules for the Winston Cup and Busch series' on Monday, with few changes.

Sadler takes Rudd's place with Yates
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Robert Yates hired Elliott Sadler to replace Ricky Rudd in 2003 with new sponsor M&M's.

Comets' Swoopes wins WNBA defensive player award

Liberty tie series against Fever

49ers top Broncos

Davis to wear Broncos jersey one last time

Panthers turn tape of Bates' injury into league

Mr. Audrey Hunt Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Joy Renew
For Augusta native Joy Renew, living life to the fullest was a major priority, said her brother Dwayne Miller.

Mrs. Naomi Godbee    (SARDIS, Ga.)
Mr. John Young    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Ruby Cooper    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Edna Tanner    (MATTHEWS, Ga.)
Ms. Ruby Bishop    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Walter Tankersley    (APPLING, Ga.)
Mr. Audrey Hunt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Christine Sango    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Elsie Dwelle    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Ms. Joy Renew    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Ms. Michelle Beaty    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Brenda New    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Harold Wooden    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)
Mr. Wilbur McKie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lorene English    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Christine Sango    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. James Holloway    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Mildred Reagan    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)
Rev. Robert Kelly    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Gladys Ready    (POWAY, Cali.)
Mrs. Lorene English    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Brenda New    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Evelyn Davis    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
Mr. Wilbur McKie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Bessie Butler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Willie McCoy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs.Thelma Sapp    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Joe McCoy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. William Saul    (PALM BEACH, FLA.)
Mr. Robert Kelley    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
SSGT Michelle Beaty    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Butler Hydrick    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Sparta Boozer    (PROSPERITY, S.C.)
Mrs. Annie Hodges    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Mr. Mike Frazier    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mrs. Lillie Hill    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Nellie Hallman    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Robert Hall    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Ms. Maryann Valentine    (CHICAGO, ILL.)
Mr. Richard Grose    (GASTONIA, N.C.)
Mr. Butler Hydrick    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Ann Crawford    (SAN ANGELO, Texas)
Rev. Inez Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Lyle Zaun    (MONANGO, N.D.)
Mr. Daniel Conley    (FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.)
Mr. Mike Frazier    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mr. Johnnie Gray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Gaston    (PERKINS, Ga.)
Mr. Marvin Templeton    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Willie McCoy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Sango (AIKEN, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Joy Renew

Mr. Robert Hall (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Nellie Hallman (AIKEN, S.C.)

Rev. Inez Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Young (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Johnnie Gray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Sango (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ann Crawford (SAN ANGELO, Texas)

Mr. Marvin Templeton (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Ready (POWAY, Cali.)

Mrs. Naomi Godbee (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Davis (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Edna Tanner (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Butler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Conley (FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.)

SSGT Michelle Beaty (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorene English (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Hodges (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Ms. Michelle Beaty (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs.Thelma Sapp (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Hill (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Brenda New (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Ruby Bishop (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Grose (GASTONIA, N.C.)

Mrs. Brenda New (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mildred Reagan (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mr. Lyle Zaun (MONANGO, N.D.)

Mrs. Ruby Cooper (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James Holloway (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Mike Frazier (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Audrey Hunt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Saul (PALM BEACH, FLA.)

Mr. Harold Wooden (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Ms. Maryann Valentine (CHICAGO, ILL.)

Rev. Robert Kelly (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Gaston (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mr. Mike Frazier (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Wilbur McKie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Butler Hydrick (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Butler Hydrick (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Wilbur McKie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joe McCoy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Tankersley (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Kelley (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Audrey Hunt Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorene English (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sparta Boozer (PROSPERITY, S.C.)

Ms. Joy Renew (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Elsie Dwelle (MILLEN, Ga.)

Race getting in way of civic center business
MANY PEOPLE have asked why I would want to be on the Coliseum Authority.

Race getting in way of civic center business
MANY PEOPLE have asked why I would want to be on the Coliseum Authority.

People would vote for Kolb power
Thank you for publishing the Aug. 5 letter, "Cooperation to save kitten good example for commissioners" by Bert Dean. It portrayed the efficiency of a team working together. Priscilla Bence, Martinez, Ga.

Praises paper's new-found wisdom on Mideast
Being an avid reader of The Chronicle's opinion page, imagine my surprise when I read a pro- (at least not anti-) Israel editorial on Aug. 4 ("Less heat, more light"). Gary Heffner, Augusta

Civic Center's chaos chases away conventions
It's disheartening that the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center has again claimed such negative attention. As one of the businesses that supports and depends on the center, I urge our city commission to move quickly to minimize further damage. Darryl C. Leech, Augusta

Blacks' mistakes are magnified
Regarding B.J. Wortman's Aug. 2 letter, "Stop playing the 'race card"': It concerned the grand jury investigation of former Augusta Fire Chief Ronnie Few. A. R. Powell, Augusta

Fix for criminals: hang 'em high
Another morning with my coffee and The Chronicle. On the front page Aug. 9: "3 charged in carjacking, assault." Three guys wanted the young lady's rims off her Honda Civic, then they raped her. Doc Scott, Martinez, Ga.

Patriots will vote
Glory fades quickly. So, apparently, does tragedy.

Let the CVB help
The Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center is without a permanent general manager, and is losing business due to lack of service and leadership.

Publicize complaints
Should citizens' complaints against law-enforcement officers be made public? Certainly they should. Signed complaints are in the public domain, and not to allow access smacks of a cover-up.

Citizens should pray for the judges who rule for porn
So we are getting a porno video store in south Augusta, according to Judge Dudley Bowen's ruling. Deviants will now begin to cluster in our neighborhood, requiring more security and police. The Rev. Wilfred C. Hunt, Augusta

Bragdon works for love of money
We read about the inspection at the Richmond County Animal Control facility and Dr. Bonnie Bragdon. Helene and Don MacMillan, Sharon, Ga.

Back to old ways since Sept. 11
In the days following Sept. 11, everyone in America was struck numb. As the days passed we replaced the numbness with a determination to make this country a better place for us all. We started by being more courteous, humble, patient and more receptive to the words of the Bible. John Bush, North Augusta, S.C.

Games officials applaud Augusta
The Georgia State Games Commission wishes to extend our sincere appreciation to all participants, volunteers, corporate sponsors and county officials who made the 2002 Georgia Games Championships a resounding success. Eric Pfeifer, Marietta, Ga.

Sweeping the streets
Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength says drug traffickers his department get the most complaints about aren't the kingpins, pulling the strings behind the scenes, but street-level dealers. They can be found all over some neighborhoods, like a pestilence.

Pitts' column about Martin Luther King Jr. is baloney
Balogna, or should it be baloney? Either way, it describes Leonard Pitts Jr.'s column on Aug. 8, "Linking MLK to anti-gay effort an outrage." Michelle Stewart, Ft. Gordon, Ga.

Blasts Barnes as aspiring president
Well, it has happened. Gov. Roy Barnes is now considered a good possibility to be a Democratic candidate for president of the United States in 2004. Mr. Barnes has actually been preparing to run for the nation's highest office for quite some time and, in his quest, is leaving a path of death and destruction through Georgia that would put William T. Sherman to shame. Milton Gresham, Evans, Ga.

Sampras says he'll decide at end of 2003 whether to quit

Overtime

Overtime

Overtime
Augusta native Cortland Lowe fired a 1-under-par 69 and is tied for 17th place after the first round of the U.S. Amateur Championships at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield, Mich., Monday.

Capriati loses to Mauresmo in Montreal final
MONTREAL -- Amelie Mauresmo beat Jennifer Capriati 6-4, 6-1 Sunday in the final of the Rogers AT&T Cup, a hardcourt tuneup for the U.S. Open.

Overtime
The Augusta Boxing Club went 5-0 at the Paul Murphey Memorial Matches in Doraville, Ga., on Saturday.

Sampras says he'll decide at end of 2003 whether to quit
COMMACK, N.Y. -- Pete Sampras will assess his career at the end of 2003. Until then, don't talk to him about retirement.

49ers top Broncos
DENVER -- Terrell Owens had seven catches for 123 yards as the San Francisco 49ers beat the Broncos 12-7 Monday on the night Denver's fans said goodbye to Terrell Davis.

Davis to wear Broncos jersey one last time
DENVER -- Terrell Davis wanted to keep playing. His knees just wouldn't cooperate.

Panthers turn tape of Bates' injury into league
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The Carolina Panthers don't think the tackle that broke kick returner Michael Bates' ankle was malicious.

Believe it or not, Tiger Woods has been beaten

Telecommunications drawing investors in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan -- There are only 12,000 functioning telephones for nearly 2 million people in Kabul. And most calls never go through.

Technogeek's dream: a vest with 19 pockets
A while back I became enamored with the ScotteVest 2.0, which I still use when I need to carry all my gear without lugging around extra cases or attaching a multitude of stuff to my belt.

Funds validate work of genetic researcher
Gurkirpal Sohal finally knows what acceptance looks like: It is green.

Space agency sets deadline for 'N Sync singer
MOSCOW -- The Russian space agency has given 'N Sync singer Lance Bass five days to come up with payment for a trip to the international space station this fall, a spokesman said Monday.

Scientists creating radiation sensors that fit inside blood cells
DETROIT -- Researchers are creating "Star Trek"-like radiation sensors that are so small, they could be absorbed into the white blood cells of astronauts and could someday be used to treat and diagnose illnesses.

Software adds artsy frames to pictures
In our homes, a frame dresses up and puts a finishing touch on a photograph, painting, drawing, poster or tapestry. What's more, a frame can complement the image that is within its borders - if the color and texture of the frame are complementary. If a frame or matte is too gaudy or too brightly colored, it can ruin the presentation of the picture.

MCG groundbreaking carries promise for new biotech team
It exists only on paper for now, but Jin-Xiong She can already envision filling his part of a new research building at Medical College of Georgia.

Trial to begin for Georgia football player
ATHENS, Ga. -- Lawyers and a Clarke County Superior Court judge spent the day Monday qualifying potential jurors in the trial of University of Georgia football player Brandon Williams.

Trial to begin for Georgia football player

Pinkins and others injured during scrimmage
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina coach Lou Holtz says he is uncertain who is going to backup quarterback Corey Jenkins after Dondrial Pinkins and Bennett Swygert suffered injuries during a scrimmage Sunday.

Quarterback news mixed for South Carolina

Quarterback news mixed for South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- It was a day of mixed results for South Carolina's injured backup quarterbacks.

Pinkins and others injured during scrimmage

Liberty tie series against Fever
NEW YORK -- Forward Tamika Whitmore scored a playoff career-high 24 points, leading the New York Liberty past the Indiana Fever 84-65 to stay alive in the best-of-three Eastern Conference semifinals.

Comets' Swoopes wins WNBA defensive player award
HOUSTON -- Comets forward Sheryl Swoopes was selected the WNBA defensive player of the year for the second time Sunday.

The 2002-03 Xtreme teen board

Xtreme calendar
New on VHS and DVD: The Mel Gibson war epic We Were Soldiers; the chick flick The Sweetest Thing, starring Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate as friends who take a road trip to stop Mr. Right's wedding; and All About the Benjamins, with rapper/actor Ice Cube and Mike Epps, as two former friends on the hunt for a lost lottery ticket.

The 2002-03 Xtreme teen board
Local teens are a diverse group of people. Their interests range from water sports to writing novels. Some want to be Olympic athletes. Others want to be teachers and lawyers.

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Audio best

Odds and ends

Recognizing a hit-and-run driver in an ambulance

Asia's best Elvis impersonators converge on Tokyo for first ever tribute concert

MCG groundbreaking carries promise for new biotech team

Scientists creating radiation sensors that fit inside blood cells

Technogeek's dream: a vest with 19 pockets

Funds validate work of genetic researcher

Telecommunications drawing investors in Afghanistan