How much would a strike hurt Marlins?

Bat used by Ruth to hit first Yankee Stadium homer discovered
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- The bat Babe Ruth used to hit the first home run in Yankee Stadium was found after languishing under a bed for two decades.

Fehr says proposal attack on salaries

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

Fehr says proposal attack on salaries
NEW YORK - Baseball owners are attempting "a wholesale attack on the salary structure," union head Donald Fehr said Tuesday in a memorandum to major league players.

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.

Bat used by Ruth to hit first Yankee Stadium homer discovered

Negotiators slowly resuming talks

Hawaiian team has ninth girl to play in LLWS

How much would a strike hurt Marlins?
MIAMI -- As the grounds crew grooms the infield shortly before the game on a balmy weeknight, the ballpark is so empty the rakes smoothing the dirt can be heard from the upper deck.

Summer vacation turns one postcard writer into a poet

Padres pound Braves
SAN DIEGO - Barely 24 hours after the Atlanta Braves ended a homestand with their most dramatic win of the season, they opened their road trip with a loss for the first time since May.

Jones, Sheffield carry brunt of offense
SAN DIEGO - For all intents and purposes, the Atlanta Braves' offense has become the Sheff & Chipper Show.

Jones, Sheffield carry brunt of offense

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.

Braves activate Gryboski, put Foster on DL

Padres pound Braves

Braves announce player personnel appointments
ATLANTA -- Marco Paddy, a former minor league catcher for the Atlanta Braves before becoming area scouting supervisor, was named assistant director of player development by the team Tuesday.

Millwood eager to face Padres

Millwood eager to face Padres
SAN DIEGO - Atlanta pitcher Kevin Millwood was on the disabled list last year when the Braves made their annual pilgrimage to here.

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.

Police search for suspect in check scam
Authorities are warning area businesses about a smooth-talking con man who has been passing bank deposit slips as checks.

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.

Masters tax revenues rise

Commission delays ruling on warehouse demolition

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.

U.S. trade deficit remains near record level in June

Stocks surge; Dow nears 9,000 mark

Shop debt handicaps golfers

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.

Shop debt handicaps golfers
Retiree Ken Vargo allows himself few luxuries, and one of them is golf lessons at the Golf Augusta Pro Shops store in Atlanta.

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.

Commission delays ruling on warehouse demolition
Unable to decide between economic development and historic preservation, the Augusta Commission on Tuesday asked for parties on opposite sides of a plan to demolish a downtown warehouse to compromise.

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - Former Enron executive Michael Kopper will plead guilty to wire fraud and money laundering charges, the first admission of guilt in the federal investigation of the fallen energy giant.

U.S. trade deficit remains near record level in June
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit narrowed only slightly in June to $37.2 billion, still the second biggest deficit on record, as an improving economy pushed demand for imports to the highest level in 15 months.

Bulldogs like not-so-great expectations

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.

Rivers, Wolfpack growing up in '02

Annice Canady prepares for college officiating

Annice Canady prepares for college officiating
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- When Annice Canady first started officiating football games in 1991, some male colleagues didn't want to work with her.

Cavs receiver says he has job to finish

Fresno State replaces Tulsa on Vol 2003 schedule

Underclassmen learn meaning of voluntary

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.

Underclassmen learn meaning of voluntary
The NCAA mandates that summer workouts be voluntary. Don't tell that to Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer, who was angry this summer when some of his Volunteers volunteered to stay home.

Cavs receiver says he has job to finish
If Virginia doesn't bounce back from its first losing season in 14 years, maybe Billy McMullen will ask himself, "Why am I here?"

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.

Patriots will vote

Separations

NEA's wrong lessons

Publicize complaints

Small portions
The precious time you spend food shopping can be wasted if the groceries you buy aren't stored properly and used in timely fashion.

'Spider-Man,' other summer hits lift Sony to box-office record
LOS ANGELES -- Sony, which released "Spider-Man," "Men in Black II" and Hollywood's current box-office leader "XXX," has broken the industry record for highest annual revenues by a studio.

Raise those zins, sauvs in toast to Sonoma
The most common designation you'll find on bottles of wine from Sonoma County is just that - Sonoma County - meaning that the grapes for the wine could have come from anywhere that vineyards are allowed there. However, within that varied geography of hills and rivers and micro-climates are fairly widely known AVAs - American Vineyard Areas, as approved by the sin-meisters at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

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

In the know
The Tapiz Chardonnay from Argentina is another of those great buys. At $8 it is a steal and packed full of wonderful flavors. This wine has a little of something for everyone, buttery oak, clean fruit and a well-balanced tropical fruit finish. This property is owned by Kendall-Jackson, and is one of its two South American ventures. Overall, this wine is a steal for the price.

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.

Cookbooks offer tasty vegetarian ideas
CONCORD, N.H. - It's encouraging to see the publishing world keep pace with the increasingly diversified and demanding vegetarian palate.

A touch of herb
If you're new to using fresh herbs, my tomato-herb salad is a great place to start. It combines the season's ripe tomatoes with herbs, for a light and luscious taste of summer.

Fresh herbs add pizzazz to your favorite dishes
These days you don't need a green thumb to have access to fresh herbs. You can find everything from fresh basil to tarragon in your supermarket's produce section. Now that you can buy them, what do you do with them?

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.

Jackets starter shines
Manny Delcarmen's mid-90s fastball is what got him here - from high school star in Boston to first-round draft pick in 2000 to top Red Sox prospect.

Moore shoots for stars at U.S. Amateur

LPGA Tour to have a little more 'skin'
The LPGA Tour will start a little earlier next year - at least for four players.

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.

Short hitters could find No. 5 easier

Beem didn't just fall out of the sky
CHASKA, Minn. -- The two men were on a mission.

Beem didn't just fall out of the sky

Woods equally impressive in defeat

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.

LPGA Tour to have a little more 'skin'

Bramlett misses cut as youngest at U.S. Amateur

Short hitters could find No. 5 easier
The latest course change at Augusta National Golf Club makes the Masters Tournament site even longer, but it has the shorter hitters more pleased than you might expect.

Bramlett misses cut as youngest at U.S. Amateur
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. -- Joseph Bramlett appears to be just like any other 14-year-old until he hits a golf ball or is surrounded by reporters and fans.

Jackets starter shines

Thrashers C Hartigan arrested
MINNEAPOLIS -- Atlanta Thrashers center Mark Hartigan was charged with assault and disorderly conduct after getting into a fight with a bouncer at a bar.

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.

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.

Stallions' fan wants team to stay

Teach good manners from infancy

Bragdon works for love of money

Give doc a break; build new facility

Praises paper's new-found wisdom on Mideast

Stop taxing seniors for schools

Blasts Barnes as aspiring president

Fix for criminals: hang 'em high

Games officials applaud Augusta

Pitts' column about Martin Luther King Jr. is baloney

Is tenure-track faculty better?

Uniform policy not uniform

Effects of coliseum authority costly

Cookbooks offer tasty vegetarian ideas

Small portions

'Spider-Man,' other summer hits lift Sony to box-office record

A touch of herb

Fresh herbs add pizzazz to your favorite dishes

In the know

New braces take metal out of mouths

Show us your jean pool

Raise those zins, sauvs in toast to Sonoma

Challenger ends McKinney's run after 10 years

Winner seems clear in most races
ATLANTA - Marietta consultant Charlie Bailey led his two competitors in early returns for secretary of state.

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Linder defeats Barr in GOP battle
ATLANTA - John Linder defeated Bob Barr on Tuesday in a GOP primary battle in which only one incumbent could return to Congress.

School add-ons get OK
After reviewing a five-year facility needs study, the Columbia County Board of Education tentatively decided Tuesday to add six more classrooms to Lakeside High School while contractors are on-site.

Challenger ends McKinney's run after 10 years
ATLANTA - Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney was locked in a primary fight Tuesday night against Denise Ma-jette, a Yale-educated former judge.

Fewer voters turn out for summer races

Two of three seats down to wire
Only one of three local state House race appeared to be easily won in Tuesday's primary election, with several candidates keeping a watch on the voting results up until the last precinct had reported.

Perdue wins party nomination with boost from rural counties

Walker heads to runoff
Democrat Charles "Champ" Walker Jr. held a strong lead late Tuesday in the 12th Congressional District race in Augusta and Savannah, two of the three major population centers, and appeared to be headed for a runoff.

Jury studies self-defense
Claude Wiggleton, the son of a former police detective, testified Tuesday that he didn't think to call the police before heading to the scene of what he knew was a domestic argument.

Perdue wins party nomination with boost from rural counties
Party-switcher Sonny Perdue defeated two rivals Tuesday to claim the Republican gubernatorial nomination without a runoff and advance to the November contest where he will challenge Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes.

Across South Carolina
UNION - A helicopter has crashed about 6 miles west of Union, injuring the pilot, who was the only person on board.

Local ACT scores measure up
Aiken County seniors who graduated last spring scored on par with others in the state who took the ACT college entrance exam, officials said Tuesday.

Linder defeats Barr in GOP battle

Cross wins chairman's seat
Columbia County Commission will see three new faces in the next few months: One takes office after a Sept. 3 runoff; the other two start Jan. 1.

Election Results
Here are results from Tuesday's primary elections.

Norwood wins handily

Score delay affects pupils

Jury studies self-defense

Across Georgia
TRENTON -The Trenton Commission has agreed to remove the Ten Commandments plaque from City Hall to avoid exposing taxpayers to an expensive lawsuit.

Election Results

Two groups join for bingo
Wilber Clayton Hair didn't stand close enough to a razor, he said, for his visit to Cumberland Village on Tuesday.

Panel aims to bridge Augusta's racial divide

Police arrest arson suspect
Firefighters didn't have to look far Tuesday for a suspect in two late-night arsons on Wrightsboro Road: He jumped out of a burning building.

Walker heads to runoff

McKinney gets toughest fight of her career
ATLANTA - Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney was locked in a primary fight Tuesday night against Denise Ma-jette, a Yale-educated former judge.

School board incumbent lags

School board incumbent lags
Randy Broxton was leading the nonpartisan primary for the Burke County Board of Education District 1 seat Tuesday night.

Linder leads Barr in early returns

Veteran legislators headed for runoff

4 men indicted in death

Runoff hangs in the balance as Perdue pulls ahead early
ATLANTA - As the early returns rolled in for the Republican gubernatorial candidates, it looked as if the runoff in three weeks would pair a former Democratic state legislator with an outspoken school superintendent.

Two of three seats down to wire

Chambliss cruises to GOP go-ahead
ATLANTA - Throughout the summer, Saxby Chambliss took advantage of his status as front-runner in the U.S. Senate Republican race by aiming most of his fire at Democratic Sen. Max Cleland.

Across Georgia

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Runoff hangs in the balance as Perdue pulls ahead early

GOP chairman blasts candidate for postcard

Leaders clear in low-profile races

Across South Carolina

Georgia House seats up for grabs

Local ACT scores measure up

Norwood wins handily
U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood cruised through the Republican primary Tuesday and will face lawyer and goat farmer Barry Gordon Irwin for the U.S. House 9th District seat in November.

Man sues over burial fraud
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Tracy Alexander buried his grandmother at Restlawn Memorial Park in Jacksonville nearly four years ago - or so he thought.

Veteran legislators headed for runoff
ATLANTA - The Republican race for lieutenant governor was shaping up early as a runoff between two veteran legislators.

Linder leads Barr in early returns
ATLANTA - Republican Rep. John Linder opened a strong lead over Rep. Bob Barr in a fierce battle Tuesday between two veteran conservatives trying to avoid becoming the seventh House incumbent ousted in a primary this year.

Fewer voters turn out for summer races
There were more people working at polling Precinct 111 than there were voting during Tuesday's primaries.

4 men indicted in death
Lorenzo D. Lindsey tried to get another man to kill Augusta's most recent homicide victim several months ago, according to an indictment returned Tuesday.

Georgia House seats up for grabs
Tuesday's primary election was too close to call and too difficult to predict as early results rolled in for several local state House candidates - all vying for a spot on Nov. 5 general election ballots.

Push gets jailer reprimanded
A Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputy has been given a written reprimand for pushing a 13-year-old burglary suspect who was being booked into the Walton Way jail last month, Sheriff Ronnie Strength said Tuesday.

Walker in big-city lead
Democrat Charles "Champ" Walker Jr. was leading in early returns in the 12th Congressional District race Tuesday in Augusta and Savannah, two of the three major population centers.

News you can use
Aug. 21, 1962 The first case of polio in Richmond County in three years was reported here Monday by Dr. Abe J. Davis.

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

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Doris A. "Dot" Jones of Augusta.

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.

Leaders give OK for city to build
After years of debate and months of research, Augusta commissioners gave the go-ahead Tuesday for the city to hire a designer for its new courts complex, a multimillion judicial building that will be located at the site of the existing Greene Street municipal building.

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 the area
About 1,000 homes in south Richmond County were restored to full power Tuesday after a storm caused power outages Monday.

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

Leaders clear in low-profile races
ATLANTA - Early returns from Tuesday's primary elections hinted at the possibility of several lopsided victories in the race for Georgia's low-profile offices, such as insurance commissioner and school superintendent.

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.

Across the area

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.

Man sues over burial fraud

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.

Police arrest arson suspect

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.

McKinney gets toughest fight of her career

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

Runoff likely for 2 veteran legislators
ATLANTA - The Republican race for lieutenant governor was shaping up early as a runoff between two veteran legislators.

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.

Polling places are ready

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

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

School grant comes through

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.

GOP voters choose nominee to challenge Barnes

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.

Aiken County tries new approach

Votor turnout favorable despite redistricting

Judge denies man's bond

Leaders give OK for city to build

Walker in big-city lead

Across the area

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Chambliss cruises to GOP go-ahead
ATLANTA - Throughout the summer, Saxby Chambliss took advantage of his status as front-runner in the U.S. Senate Republican race by aiming most of his fire at Democratic Sen. Max Cleland.

Panel aims to bridge Augusta's racial divide
If you ask most ordinary Augustans, they're Not the ones with the racial problem, Human Relations Commission Chairman Kent Spruill said.

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

Wood Brothers hire Rudd to replace Sadler

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.

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.

Car that veered into crowd had just completed obstacle course

Darlington, TV, NASCAR officials talk about lights

Darlington, TV, NASCAR officials talk about lights
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Darlington Raceway's future in NASCAR could soon get a whole lot brighter.

Priestley moved from intensive care

Priestley moved from intensive care
INDIANAPOLIS -- Actor Jason Priestley was moved out of intensive care Tuesday and his condition was upgraded to stable as he recovers from a crash during a car race.

Wood Brothers hire Rudd to replace Sadler
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Ricky Rudd saga ended Tuesday when the driver signed a three-year contract with the Wood Brothers to drive the No. 21 Ford, effectively swapping seats with Elliott Sadler.

Few changes in NASCAR's 2003 schedule

Coaching staff not pleased with Sauerbrun's penalty

Falcons sign veteran safety Perry Phenix

49ers top Broncos

Swoopes wins second MVP award

Panthers turn tape of Bates' injury into league

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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.

Effects of coliseum authority costly
As the owner and operator of two downtown Augusta restaurants, I know the local economic impact of losing the North Georgia Annual United Methodists Convention. Barry Blackston, Augusta

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

NEA's wrong lessons
As the nation prepares to mark the first anniversary of Sept. 11, it's good that schools plan to integrate the tragic event into the history curriculum.

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.

Uniform policy not uniform
I was one of the first to agree to a school uniform policy. I now, however, retract my affirmative vote. There is nothing uniform about the Richmond County school system's uniform policy. Katie McDaniel, Hephzibah, Ga.

Stallions' fan wants team to stay
I'm concerned that one of the best sports teams in the history of this area may only be a memory soon. Tony Edwards, Johnston, S.C.

Give doc a break; build new facility
We are always hearing about how bad the Richmond County Animal Control Center is and the horrible condition it's in. None of us could possibly imagine the job director Dr. Bonnie Bragdon has and all the obstacles she has to deal with. Adele Damiano, Augusta

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.

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.

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.

Teach good manners from infancy
I am writing in response to the letter on Aug. 3 by April Flanders about children's and adults' manners ("Parents should teach kids manners"). I could not agree more. Johnnie W. Smith-Graham, Augusta

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.

Stop taxing seniors for schools
On June 18 the Aiken County Board of Education called a special meeting to increase school taxes on citizens of Aiken County. As reported in The Chronicle June 19, the 9.6 mills increase would add $4.9 million to the school budget. Berry W. McIntyre Jr., North Augusta, S.C.

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

Separations
Books are infamous for surprising those who are content to judge them by their covers. But political movements are quite capable of being measured by their leaders alone. Leaders, necessarily and naturally, define what a movement is about.

Is tenure-track faculty better?
I have two points concerning Kate Carter's Aug. 10 story, "Lecturers without tenure get boost," which is about the Georgia Board of Regents' action that increased by five-fold the number of non-tenure track lecturers allowed to teach at state universities. Gregory F. Weis, Aiken, S.C.

Overtime

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

Overtime

Serena Williams, Hewitt get No. 1 seedings for U.S. Open
NEW YORK -- Four Americans top the women's seedings at the U.S. Open for the first time since 1983, led by Serena Williams, who'll be aiming for her third straight Grand Slam title.

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.

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.

Overtime
The Professional Disc Golf Association's inaugural 2003 National Tour will make a stop in Augusta. Consisting of 11 events, the tour will run February through July and will feature the top touring professionals.

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.

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.

Coaching staff not pleased with Sauerbrun's penalty
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The Carolina Panthers spent two days talking about a cheap hit by the Dallas Cowboys.

Falcons sign veteran safety Perry Phenix
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Veteran safety Perry Phenix was signed Tuesday by the Atlanta Falcons.

Believe it or not, Tiger Woods has been beaten

Stallions await word from subcommittee
Augusta Stallions owner Frank Lawrence has 10 days to negotiate a lease with the Augusta-Richmond County coliseum authority, or the team will go dormant next season.

Pupils get up-close lesson in ecology
Principal William Bass is bringing the outdoors indoors at Rollins Elementary School.

FDA approves light treatment for moderate acne
WASHINGTON -- Patients with a certain type of acne can soon opt for light therapy to try to clear it up.

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.

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.

Nuclear waste may be more inviting terror target than reactors
LUSBY, Md. -- On the shore of one of the country's most bountiful waterways, the Chesapeake Bay, two reactors have produced electricity for nearly a quarter century - and accumulated 950 tons of radioactive waste.

Richt pleased with workout
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia coach Mark Richt said the Bulldogs showed vast improvement in practice Tuesday over the day before.

Richt pleased with workout

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

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.

Swoopes wins second MVP award
NEW YORK -- Houston Comets forward Sheryl Swoopes was selected the WNBA's Most Valuable Player on Tuesday, winning the award for the second time in three years.

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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.

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:

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.

The 2002-03 Xtreme teen board

MCG groundbreaking carries promise for new biotech team

Nuclear waste may be more inviting terror target than reactors

FDA approves light treatment for moderate acne