Sale of Mets completed
NEW YORK -- Fred Wilpon completed his buyout of New York Mets co-owner Nelson Doubleday on Friday, ending their acrimonious partnership after 16 years.

Sale of Mets completed

Too many rude drivers spoil the road for us all

Braves hit bump out West
LOS ANGELES - Five weeks and 36 games to go in the regular season, and the Atlanta Braves have returned to earth with a resounding thud.

Braves bow to Dodgers

Injuries sideline Braves center fielder
LOS ANGELES - Atlanta's Andruw Jones said he could play, but manager Bobby Cox wasn't taking any chances with his All-Star center fielder.

Injuries sideline Braves center fielder

Defeat stings Braves
LOS ANGELES - Atlanta Braves fans might tell themselves it's just a three-game losing streak, something the Braves haven't had since they dropped three straight just after the All-Star break.

Braves bow to Dodgers
LOS ANGELES - When Greg Maddux starts a game by giving up two home runs in the first inning, the questions pile up like traffic around Dodger Stadium.

Defeat stings Braves

Wall Street scores big wins, faces hurdles in September

Business briefs
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania's top legal officer asked a state court to issue a restraining order against a possible sale of Hershey Foods Corp., saying "it's time to put a halt" to a transaction that he said could harm the community.

Business briefs

Business calendar

Group offers computer help
It takes a different type of reading and writing class to prepare high school students for the job market - according to the CSRA School to Work Partnership, a coalition of business and education leaders.

Profit-taking pushes down stocks
NEW YORK -- Wall Street retreated Friday, sending the Dow Jones industrials down 180 points as investors cashed in winnings from the stock market's two-day rally. Still, the market's major indexes secured their third straight weekly advance, an accomplishment not seen in nine months.

On the move
Susan Glenn has joined the Sheraton Augusta Hotel as director of sales and marketing. She is a native of North Carolina and was most recently employed with Embassy Suites Hotel, Columbia.

Group offers computer help

Changes in section will benefit readers
The Chronicle is making two minor changes to the Inside Business section that we believe will be major improvements for our readers.

Trouble on the airwaves
As with most baby boomers, the soundtrack of Bruce Stevens' youth was broadcast in mono over AM radio waves.

Services help manage credit
NEW YORK - There are times when consumers need to keep a particularly close watch over their credit ratings.

Stress the positive when leaving job
When leaving a job, whether you are downsized or just leave for personal reasons, the advice is the same: be as positive as possible.

Many factors determine what radio stations play
Determining what gets played on the radio in Augusta, or anywhere else, is equal parts science and art.

Pocket change

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Quebecor World

Services help manage credit

Business calendar
Tuesday: Lump Sum Distribution and Retirement Planning; 7 p.m., Edward Jones, Walton Plaza, 3635 Walton Way Extension; free workshop presented by Greg Dechau for BellSouth employees; call for reservations, 736-6252.

Changes in section will benefit readers

Profit-taking pushes down stocks

Trouble on the airwaves

Wall Street scores big wins, faces hurdles in September
NEW YORK -- Finally, Wall Street is making some progress, with five straight winning weeks that pushed the Dow Jones industrials back above 9,000.

Stress the positive when leaving job

Delta joins airline alliance
ATLANTA - Passengers on Delta, Northwest and Continental could seamlessly transfer flights between airlines to get to Asia, Europe and Latin America under an agreement announced Friday.

On the move

Delta joins airline alliance

Many factors determine what radio stations play

Three starters know backups can step right up
For almost every passing yard he accumulated last season - and his 2,789 are the most ever by a freshman at Georgia - David Greene has heard the question about a quarterback controversy.

Edward W. Hagler

Wildly unrealistic

Saturated

Graphic reminders

A day to remember

Arts season highlights
After a hot and artistically dry summer, Augusta arts organizations are ready to figuratively and literally strike up the band. Here are some highlights of the upcoming arts season:

Use tact and support to cut down on monetary gifts to nephew
Dear Carson: I have a niece and nephew to whom I have always sent $30 for their birthday and $35 for Christmas. My problem is what to do about my nephew who is now working as a computer consultant and has a nice income. I am a widow on a fixed income and I have others to whom I send money. Should I stop sending my nephew a check for his special days and still send to my niece until she graduates? I've been worrying over this since he graduated and I wouldn't know how to communicate my feelings to him. That is out of the question.

Southern writers' latest works offer humor, insight
In her second novel for MIRA Books, Hot Shot, South Carolina author Charlotte Hughes crafts a humorous tale of first-rate cop Francis "Frankie" Daniels who's biggest downfall might just be her uncontrollable mouth.

A dream restored
Pat Hathaway was focused on the flower she was painting on her kitchen wall two years ago when a group of strangers walked in on her.

Home front
They are, after all, just boxes with shelves and doors.

Arts calendar
ARTS IN THE HEART: Opening ceremonies 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Ninth Street at Riverwalk Augusta; festival 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, Riverwalk Augusta at Reynolds Street between Eighth and Ninth Streets; Greater Augusta Arts Council; festival badge - $2 in advance from Greater Augusta Arts Council and SRP Federal Credit Union or $3 at the gate, $2 in advance, children younger than 10 admitted free; 826-4702.

Sculpting the perfect arts season
Before a single note is sung or played, before one line is delivered or one deft step executed, arts organizations must mount their most complicated production of the year - the development of a successful performance season.

Literary dreams blossom into book
Christine Hurley Deriso's literary aspirations began in 1998 over a plate of macaroni and cheese at T.G.I. Friday's.

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.

Restaurant-caliber salads don't have to be complicated
Salads seem to hit the spot during the summer season. They are a cool way of combating the heat, while still eating hearty and healthy.

Around the horn
Reliever Jason Howell is 1-1 with three saves and a 1.69 ERA while holding opposing hitters to a .186 average in his past six appearances.

Augusta splits doubleheader
ALBANY, Ga. - The Augusta GreenJackets split a doubleheader with the South Georgia Waves Friday night at Paul Eames Sports Complex.

Jackets rally to beat Waves
ALBANY, Ga. - The Augusta GreenJackets rallied to score three runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat the South Georgia Waves 3-2 at Paul Eames Park on Saturday night.

GreenJackets notebook
The Hagerstown Suns were hammering Dan Generelli this past Sunday, but the Augusta GreenJackets reliever hopes it was a blessing in disguise.

2002 South Atlantic League Annual All-Star Team
Starting lineup for the S.A.L. All-Stars

Allenby finds a little magic in his game
SAMMAMISH, Wash. -- Robert Allenby has been looking for a spark in his game, a little something extra to turn good rounds into good scores. His 8-under 63 in the second round of NEC Invitational on Friday might do the trick.

Second doesn't suit Taylor
MIDDLEBURG, Fla. - Vaughn Taylor stalked away from his final hole, teeth gritted and hands clenched.

Ammaccapane, Doolan share second-round lead

Howell falls four shots off
RENO, Nev. - Steve Flesch had an eagle and four straight birdies in an 8-under 64 Friday and grabbed a share of the second-round lead of the Reno-Tahoe Open with Tom Pernice Jr. and rookie Ben Crane.

Golf roundup

Ammaccapane, Doolan share second-round lead
KUTZTOWN, Pa. -- Danielle Ammaccapane sounded confident about her prospects for ending a four-year drought.

Allenby finds a little magic in his game

Torrance switches format order
GLENEAGLES, Scotland -- European captain Sam Torrance decided Friday to switch the order of matches at next month's Ryder Cup by opening with the best-ball format.

Augustan wraps up seniors title
Chuck Withers has taken some of the suspense out of this weekend's Midland Valley Senior Invitational golf tournament, the season-ending Regions Cup event for the over-50 set.

Horne tied for lead at Senior Invitational
GRANITEVILLE - A return to his old golf clubs wasn't the only nostalgic part ofDick Horne's round Saturday at the Midland Valley Senior Invitational.

Second doesn't suit Taylor

Howell falls four shots off

Augustan wraps up seniors title

Haas leads the way into US Amateur semifinals
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. -- Bill Haas tamed "The Monster" and moved into the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur.

Golf roundup
SAMMAMISH, Wash. -- Robert Allenby's long eagle putt on the 18th hole came up one turn short Saturday, leaving him in a share of the lead, the same spot where he started a topsy-turvy round in the NEC Invitational.

Horne tied for lead at Senior Invitational

GreenJackets notebook

Around the horn

Augusta splits doubleheader

2002 South Atlantic League Annual All-Star Team

Combs back into thick of it

Augusta Christian opens with rout

Aiken's good day ends in bad break

Chiefs water down Buford

Washington County breeds talent

Chiefs water down Buford
McCormick's Thaddeus Creswell (left) found anything he could to take down Buford's Alvin Stewart (3) during Saturday's season opener.

Augusta Christian opens with rout
For Augusta Christian's Bruce Lane, it was a perfect night. For Briarwood's John Osbourne, it might have been the start of a long season.

Washington County breeds talent
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Walk into Washington County coach Rick Tomberlin's office and take a step back into history.

Combs back into thick of it
MCCORMICK, S.C. - Charlie Combs left Williston-Elko after the 2000 season, and that was supposed to be it. Combs was supposed to be done with head coaching.

Aiken's good day ends in bad break
AIKEN -Aiken senior Kenyata Smith lay on the ground, his left ankle in his hands and a grimace on his face. His teammate, Bishop Scott, wasn't worried.

Too many rude drivers spoil the road for us all
I have long been frustrated with rude drivers.

No excuse for killing alligator

Bragdon cares, deserves support

Questions suggest a few answers

Let's keep Stallions in corral

Rips 'Chronicle' for publishing letter writer's 'lies'

Sen. Walker a force for change

Christianity is the wrong medicine

Bragdon doing fine; keep the faith

Use tact and support to cut down on monetary gifts to nephew

Arts calendar

Show us your jean pool

Literary dreams blossom into book

Home front

Sculpting the perfect arts season

Arts season highlights

A dream restored

Restaurant-caliber salads don't have to be complicated

Southern writers' latest works offer humor, insight

Corrections

Corrections
Because incomplete information was given to The Augusta Chronicle, Aquinas High School running back John Kain was omitted from the returning starters listed in Friday's high school football preview section.

Soccer teams in tourney try to keep cool
AIKEN - With nearly 100-degree temperatures, the key for players in the Aiken Soccer Cup tournament, which began Saturday, was keeping cool and keeping strong.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Lizzie Mooreof Augusta.

Georgia voters favor moderates
ATLANTA - Bob Barr preached gun rights loudly and proudly and went after former President Clinton with all the zeal of a Puritanical witch hunter.

Across the area

Across South Carolina

Georgia jails see populations jump
ATLANTA - All the headlines for the past few years may have trumpeted Georgia's dropping crime rate.

Across the area

Across Georgia
DULUTH -A man who shot at his estranged wife and a police officer Thursday was killed by police, an autopsy revealed.

Across the southeast
WASHINGTON -Alabama or Tennessee could become home to a high-tech nuclear fuel plant.

Waiting
North American Moving truck driver Kenneth Dale Swafford waits in the front of his truck after he hit a tree while turning onto Kings Way off Milledge Road.

Across Georgia

News you can use
The eastern and western forces of the cross-country air races converged on Bartlesville, Okla., yesterday, but two of the group, including a Richmond County man, were missing.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Bobbie Lambert of Augusta.

Worker at care facility stabbed
An Evans personal care home resident attacked a staff member at the facility early Saturday, stabbing her twice during an attempted sexual assault, police said.

Across the area
A person driving a station wagon caused a tractor-trailer to overturn in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 late Friday night and then ran from the scene, police said.

Bust nets 3 kilos of cocaine

Across the area
Republican 12th Congressional District candidate Barbara Dooley conceded the race to Max Burns on Friday and will not ask for a recount of Tuesday's primary election results, according to spokesman Evan Keefer.

Sales tax discussion scratched
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Ever show up for a party only to have the host pointedly ask why you presumed to drop by?

State denies youth home license
The South Carolina Department of Social Services has denied the license application for a facility that planned to house emotionally disturbed teens in the Belclear Heights subdivision.

Bust nets 3 kilos of cocaine
Richmond County narcotics officers arrested two men on drug trafficking charges and seized 3 kilograms of cocaine at a local motel Friday.

Federal funding supports research

Federal funding supports research
A federal grant awarded to Savannah River Ecology Lab will finance four years of research into the unique ecology of the Sand Hills region that includes much of east Georgia, including Augusta.

Assessing the damage
More than 850 people already have appealed a city assessment of their home or property, and local attorney Zane Leiden is among them.

Heat wave continues to test region's cool
Armed with a water hose, Lindsey Sturgis used one word to describe Friday's weather - hot.

Afghanistan's woes affect soldier

Spa stings lead to eight arrests
Three local spas remained closed Friday after Richmond County vice officers arrested several people on charges of prostitution Thursday night.

UGA hits milestone in outside grants

Volunteers clean in boatloads
Sakes alive! You should have seen what Sierra Club members and volunteers picked up from the Augusta Canal during the Georgia Rivers Alive cleanup Saturday.

Waiting

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

Officials blast offer to Stallions

Across South Carolina
ORANGEBURG -A 19-year-old Claflin University student collapsed and died during band tryouts at neighboring South Carolina State University.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Two South Carolina community health centers have received grants of $100,000 each to add mental health services.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -It's worth only a few bucks, but a document missing from the Fulton County Government Center could affect millions of dollars in road projects.

Mayor defends moral agenda
AIKEN - Mayor Fred Cavanaugh is taking exception to a characterization of the city's character program in an upcoming book by ABC News anchorman Peter Jennings.

Jury acquits UGA athlete
ATHENS, Ga. - The sordid events of a January night in a McWhorter Hall dorm room repulsed a Clarke County jury, but the facts surrounding the incident weren't enough for jurors to return a rape conviction against University of Georgia football player Brandon Williams.

Man tends 13 honey-making hives
AIKEN - There are a few rules to know when handling bees:

Afghanistan's woes affect soldier
Staff Sgt. Lenice Redmon said he thought he'd seen poverty during his military anti-drug missions in South America.

Around town

Farmers markets are growing empty
GREENWOOD, S.C. - Twenty years ago, the exhibition hall that houses the Greenwood Farmers Market was full of growers and customers exchanging the freshest produce around.

Company plans cell phone tower
The city of Aiken is about to enter the business of vertical real estate.

Governor says he'll limit raises on property tax
Gov. Roy Barnes says that, if he's re-elected, he'll move to halt spiraling property-tax assessments with a plan to cap increases at 5 percent a year.

School's custodian revels in hard work
NORTH AUGUSTA - Some people have the ability to lift spirits.

Augusta sets day to recall attacks

Officials blast offer to Stallions
Several members of the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority said Friday that only a token effort was made to sign the Augusta Stallions to a contract for 2003.

Worker at care facility stabbed

Discovering new heights
Alexandria Brown (left) and Kia Thompson-White, both 10, climb a rock wall at Fort Discovery during a Back to School blast. Saturday's activities at the center included demonstrations, face painting and information booths.

Discovering new heights

Politicians at the pit
Charles "Champ" Walker prepares ribs for (from left) Carlton Forrest, Alphonso Forrest Sr. and Alphonso Forrest II during the Second Annual Celebrity Men's Outdoor Cook-off at Lake Olmstead.

Across South Carolina

Assessment Q&A
Q: I just got my annual assessment notice from the Richmond County Appraisal Office, and it says my home or property is worth more than I think it is. Can I do anything about it?

Soccer teams in tourney try to keep cool

Governor says he'll limit raises on property tax

Volunteers clean in boatloads

Subscriber of the day

Jury acquits UGA athlete

Heat wave continues to test region's cool

Politicians at the pit

Farmers markets are growing empty

Across the southeast

Company plans cell phone tower

Man tends 13 honey-making hives

News you can use
The September session of the Augusta City Council is expected to produce its share of fireworks when an ordinance re-creating the position of police and fire surgeon is scheduled to appear, according to reliable sources.

Across Georgia

News you can use

Assessment Q&A

Reply on master plan remains unfinished

Mayor defends moral agenda

Reply on master plan remains unfinished
Somewhere on the strip of grass behind Augusta Regional Airport's aging terminal, officials hope to break ground for a new terminal one of these days.

Assessing the damage

Augusta sets day to recall attacks
It will be a day in Augusta for patriotism, remembrance and recognition - a day for church bells to toll and sirens to sound.

UGA hits milestone in outside grants
ATHENS, Ga. - External grants for research, instruction, public service and outreach won by the University of Georgia last fiscal year topped $200 million for the first time in the university's history.

Spa stings lead to eight arrests

Subscriber of the day

News you can use

State denies youth home license

Grant conquers his pain
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Deon Grant lost two years of his professional football life, and he's not sure which of the two hurt more.

Winless Gordon wins pole at Bristol

Attention takes negative toll on Earnhardt
BRISTOL, Tenn. - For most of his young life, it was easy for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to be the son of a racing legend.

Attention takes negative toll on Earnhardt

Gordon's skid ends with bump
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The drivers waved fists, punched ambulances, bent fenders, threw shoes, made obscene gestures and were sent to racing's time out corner.

Winless Gordon wins pole at Bristol
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Jeff Gordon now realizes he can't control all the things that can keep him from winning, so he's going to concentrate on a precious few and take his chances.

Gordon's skid ends with bump

NASCAR notebook

NASCAR notebook
BRISTOL, Tenn. - NASCAR completed its fourth and final makeover this week, approving a new body style for the 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo and making it nearly identical to the Dodge Intrepid, Ford Taurus and 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.

WNBA strike talk eases

Charlotte works on new basketball team
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For three months, the retired jersey of Bobby Phills hung alone high in the rafters of the Charlotte Coliseum, the only remaining sign that the NBA ever existed in this city.

Charlotte works on new basketball team

Charlotte works on new basketball team
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For three months, the retired jersey of Bobby Phills hung alone in the rafters of the Charlotte Coliseum, the only remaining sign that the NBA ever existed in this city.

Liberty top Mystics

Cowboys will see a different QB Vick for Falcons

Carter shines with Cowboys

Vick hurt in Falcons win

City excited about Falcons' new approach

Mr. Gordon Cox    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Harry Blackmon Sr.    (BENNETTSVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Gordon Cox    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Sgt. Jack Johnson II    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Grady Gant    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. George Epperly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Bessie Butler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Olin Downs    (MITCHELL, Ga.)
Mr. Duff Adkins    (MORGANTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Laverne Dolyniuk    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Mittie Thomas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Dera Jones    (WRENS, Ga.)
Mr. Reginald Elam Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Earl Jones Jr.    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Jennie Cook    (TUCKER, Ga.)
Miss Anna Ballantine    (EVANS, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mr Gordon Cox
When Marty Cox didn't make the little league team as a child, his father, Gordon Cox, decided it was time to form a clinic.

Mr. Julian Woodward    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Ms. Brigitta Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Koss    (WRENS, Ga.)
Mr. James Williams    (KITE, Ga.)
Mr. Victor Wolff    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Ms. Josephine Waltower    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Gary Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jack McBurney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Gerald Thompson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. George Epperly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mittie Thomas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Laverne Dolyniuk    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Rev. Inez Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Rachel Cook    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)
Mr. Thomas Russell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Edward Carroll    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Willie Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Ms. Evon Bussey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Helen Minton    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mrs. Patricia Bisschop    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Shirley Richardson    (WINDSOR, S.C.)
Ms. Evon Bussey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Essie Crabb    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Miss Anna Ballantine    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Elko Magnusen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Victor Wolff    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Sgt. Jack Johnson II    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Gary Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Deveon Jackson    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. William Bentley    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Louise Hobbs    (WINDSOR, S.C.)
Mrs. Cynthia Tillman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Irma Hatfield    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Sonja Lewis    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Willie Harris    (CLEVELAND, Ohio)
Mrs. Willie Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Quinten Gresham Sr.    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Alvin Gable    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)
Mrs. Johnnie Middleton    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
Mr. Thomas Russell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Johnnie McCord    (CAMAK, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Irma Hatfield
Irma Hatfield's grandchildren knew that a trip to her house probably meant work - but it was a trip they enjoyed nonetheless.

Ms. Brigitta Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Inez Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elko Magnusen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Evon Bussey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jennie Cook (TUCKER, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Gant (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Quinten Gresham Sr. (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Bisschop (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Hobbs (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mrs. Mittie Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rachel Cook (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mr. George Epperly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Reginald Elam Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Sgt. Jack Johnson II (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. William Bentley (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Gordon Cox (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Johnnie Middleton (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Ms. Josephine Waltower (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Evon Bussey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Koss (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Butler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Olin Downs (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald Thompson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Earl Jones Jr. (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Alvin Gable (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Dera Jones (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Laverne Dolyniuk (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Cynthia Tillman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gary Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Sonja Lewis (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Miss Anna Ballantine (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. James Williams (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Gary Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laverne Dolyniuk (THOMSON, Ga.)

Deveon Jackson (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley Richardson (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Ms. Irma Hatfield (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Victor Wolff (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Harry Blackmon Sr. (BENNETTSVILLE, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Mr Gordon Cox

Mr. Gordon Cox (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Essie Crabb (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Minton (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Jack McBurney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mittie Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Pope (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Victor Wolff (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Harris (CLEVELAND, Ohio)

Mr. Julian Woodward (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Russell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Epperly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie McCord (CAMAK, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Russell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Sgt. Jack Johnson II (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Duff Adkins (MORGANTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Pope (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Edward Carroll (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Parker: Drought affects Corps' lake management
I AM RESPONDING to Duane Hovercamp's letter of Aug. 8 concerning the Corps of Engineers' management of Lake Thurmond. He raises a number of questions that are of interest to your readers, and I hope I can clear up some of the confusion surrounding operation of the Corps' three multipurpose projects on the Savannah River.

Bragdon cares, deserves support
I am writing this letter to defend Dr. Bonnie Bragdon, director of Augusta's Animal Control facility. Melinda Brandon, Hephzibah, Ga.

Christianity is the wrong medicine
This is in response to Timothy Fellows Jr.'s July 29 letter, "God's our cure, not a false religion." His accusation that modern medicine is witchcraft is a great example of religious irrationality. Daru Ib-Shamiq, North Augusta, S.C.

Edward W. Hagler
Edward W. Hagler's son, Billy, was a distinguished retina surgeon. But Mr. Hagler, who died Tuesday at 98, didn't need his son's services to help him see the beauty of Augusta and the world around it.

A day to remember
It's as if the Grinch set his sights on July 4 instead of Christmas.

No excuse for killing alligator
It's sad the alligator had to be put to death by the legalized poachers. Was there a reason the animal could not be relocated? Bill Elliott, Aiken, S.C.

Rips 'Chronicle' for publishing letter writer's 'lies'
Harry Sellers of Hephzibah has written his usual pathological lies concerning Israel (letter, "Stop U.S. support of Israel," Aug 11). Arabs have always been the aggressors in the conflict. Maxie Bolgla, Augusta

Questions suggest a few answers
The article "Choice of land prompts questions about growth" (Aug. 16) does bring questions to mind. Perhaps the situation has been given more thought than has been publicized. Paul Eubanks, Hephzibah, Ga.

Sen. Walker a force for change
State Sen. Charles Walker, D-Augusta, and I were classmates in elementary and high school. Some of us considered him during those early years as being a little different than most. He seemed to have had a burning ambition to get ahead and take others along with him. E.L. Thomas Jr., Augusta

Let's keep Stallions in corral
As a three-year season ticket holder of the Augusta Stallions, and one of the founding members of the Stallions booster club, I am extremely concerned about the ongoing dispute between the Stallions' ownership and the August-Richmond County Civic Center. Don Bickley, North Augusta, S.C.

Parker: Drought affects Corps' lake management
I AM RESPONDING to Duane Hovercamp's letter of Aug. 8 concerning the Corps of Engineers' management of Lake Thurmond. He raises a number of questions that are of interest to your readers, and I hope I can clear up some of the confusion surrounding operation of the Corps' three multipurpose projects on the Savannah River.

Saturated
Ed Asner once portrayed a retiring nuclear power plant manager in a skit for Saturday Night Live.

Graphic reminders
We shouldn't need reminders. Sept. 11 sat in our guts and churned and burned and made us sick for months.

Wildly unrealistic
No one should be surprised at Comair's decision not to restore daily flights between Augusta and Cincinnati. Despite all the happy talk from the likes of Ken Kraemer and Marcie Wilhelmi, the surprise would have been if Comair had brought back the Augusta Regional flights it canceled during the pilots' strike of 2001.

Bragdon doing fine; keep the faith
Regarding recent letters assassinating the character of Dr. Bonnie Bragdon, director of Augusta's Animal Control facility: Charles M. Davis Sr., Augusta

Area sports announcements

Serena Williams No. 1 in her family - and world

US Open '02: Men's field wide open

Overtime

Decision not to play affects personnel

WUSA crown would add to Hamm's collection

Warren Baptist players contend for world title
Warren Baptist Church's softball team is on a mission from God.

Area sports announcements
Aug. 31: "The Dog Days 100" will be held at Burke County Speedway in Waynesboro, Ga. There will be 20 lap feature races in all classes. Gates open at 6 p.m., races begin at 8 p.m. For more information, call Scott Walton at (706) 860-8051 or Richard Story at (706) 592-2900.

Davenport advances to final
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Second-seeded Lindsay Davenport cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Anastasia Myskina on Friday to reach the Pilot Pen final.

WUSA crown would add to Hamm's collection
ATLANTA - Mia Hamm has done it all during her brilliant career.

Serena Williams No. 1 in her family - and world
NEW YORK -- Billie Jean King remembers a coaching session with a confident, 11-year-old Venus Williams.

Overtime
Jacob Morris of Aiken and Diana Willard of Pelion, S.C., won the overall title at the Cumbee Center Aiken 5K Sun Run on Saturday.

US Open '02: Men's field wide open
NEW YORK -- Andre Agassi was trading practice shots with Yevgeny Kafelnikov in 90-degree heat under a midday sun.

Overtime
Former NFL linebacker Wayne Simmons, a first-round pick in 1993 who won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers, was killed in a single-car wreck Friday on Interstate 70, police said.

Funds needed to complete lake

Fish tale
Receding water levels are concentrating some of Thurmond Lake's biggest fish. Last weekend, 13-year-old Starlah Heiple of Martinez landed her first striped bass - weighing 12.63 pounds - while fishing w

Funds needed to complete lake
Georgia's Department of Natural Resources is preparing its annual plea to the General Assembly to complete a project it started almost a decade ago.

Outdoors calendar

Cooking wild
Georgia's fall bushytail season opened Thursday, Aug. 15. This recipe, from David Osborn's book, Squirrel Dog Basics, is a wonderful way to enjoy a game animal that has been a dining staple among country folk for 200 years.

Park sees elk population grow

Park sees elk population grow
For the first time in 150 years, visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains are catching glimpses of one of the continent's most beautiful creatures: the elk.

Outdoors calendar
MONDAY: The CSRA Flyfishing Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Brandon Wilde Clubhouse, 4375 Owens Road, Evans. The program includes a planning discussion for future fly-fishing trips.

Fish tale

Vick hurt in Falcons win
IRVING, Texas -- The Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys didn't get to see as much of their No. 1 quarterbacks as they hoped Saturday night.

New England shuts down Carolina
FOXBORO, Mass. - Tom Brady finally found the end zone. The Carolina Panthers are still seeking their first win in nearly a year.

City excited about Falcons' new approach
ATLANTA - There's an urban legend that epitomizes the relationship between Atlantans and their NFL team: A disgusted fan leaves a pair of tickets under his windshield wiper, hoping someone will take them while he shops. A few hours later, he returns to his car to find the two tickets are still there - along with two more.

Carter shines with Cowboys
IRVING, Texas - Quincy Carter cherishes the spotlight in Dallas. After all, how many other young men can shake your hand and say they're the starting quarterback for the Cowboys?

Cowboys will see a different QB Vick for Falcons
IRVING, Texas -- The last time the Dallas Cowboys saw Michael Vick, he was an erratic rookie quarterback who ended up splitting snaps after halftime for the Atlanta Falcons.

Class helps many find new voice
For some immigrants, entering the United States is easy compared with crossing the language barrier.

Faith digest
Stained glass works can be fiery visions of a faith, both personal and communal - but how many believers recognize the artwork from their own places of worship?

Born again
Each day that Andy Tisdale walked past the First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Lyndon Grove, he thought of the church he once attended near Boston Common.

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.

Performer singing for others' suppers
Singer Wayne Watson hears from the youngsters he sponsors in Third World countries several times a year, but he doubts any of them have ever heard Friend of a Wounded Heart, Touch of the Master's Hand or any of his other contemporary Christian hits.

Solid faith helps woman walk again
Throughout 1996 my husband, the Rev. Jerry Taylor, and I were searching for a solution to my chronically deteriorating neurological condition. I was unable to walk 30 feet to get to the mailbox. I felt as though I was surviving life rather than living life because of constant pain. I had consulted many physicians and specialists, but never was satisfied with their solutions. Clearly, I needed a miracle of physical healing from the Great Physician.

Grant conquers his pain

Decision not to play affects personnel
When Augusta Stallions coach Mike Hold heard owner Frank Lawrence was suspending operations of the team for at least the 2003 season, he was glad to be in Peoria, Ill.

Memory cards can be confusing
Q: I'm looking at buying a digital camera, but I'm a little confused by the different memory cards they use. Some take CompactFlash, others SmartMedia or Memory Stick. What's the difference?

Football shines in 'NCAA Football 2003' game
The college football season is almost upon us, and that means the flood of college football videogames has begun.

New pain reliever derived from marijuana
Researchers say they have derived a drug from marijuana that relieves pain without the mood-altering, giggle-inducing side effects.

Don't forget technology for the college bound
It's that time of year. Your offspring has graduated from high school and is preparing for a four-year, bank-account-draining

Jenkins scrimmages well
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Quarterback Corey Jenkins looked sharp as South Carolina held a two-hour scrimmage Friday.

Sparks cruise into finals
LOS ANGELES - Lisa Leslie led five starters in double figures with 25 points and the Los Angeles Sparks overpowered the Utah Starzz 103-77 Saturday to sweep the Western Conference finals and advance to the WNBA championship.

Liberty top Mystics
NEW YORK -- Even Tennessee coach Pat Summitt was impressed.

WNBA strike talk eases
NEW YORK -- Another labor deadline is looming for a professional sports league - although in this one, the top players earn no more than $80,000.

Memory cards can be confusing

Football shines in 'NCAA Football 2003' game

New pain reliever derived from marijuana

Don't forget technology for the college bound

Solid faith helps woman walk again

Born again

Performer singing for others' suppers

Faith and fellowship calendar

Class helps many find new voice

Faith digest