Louisville wins Little League World Series
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Aaron Alvey homered and set three pitching records as Louisville, Ky., beat Sendai, Japan, 1-0 Sunday night to win the Little League World Series.

Some fans favor a strike, if it helps the little guys

Owners make some moves toward players

Some fans favor a strike, if it helps the little guys
SAN DIEGO -- On days when the San Diego Padres play, few people are at the ballpark earlier than Frank and Barbara Glenski. The retirees pull into a prime parking spot close to the stadium, then settle into lawn chairs and spend the next several hours waving to arriving fans and players.

Louisville wins Little League World Series

Owners make some moves toward players
NEW YORK -- A day after criticizing players, baseball owners made a new economic proposal Sunday that moved toward the union in an effort to head off a strike later this week.

Too many rude drivers spoil the road for us all

Never mind the funeral music, here are the Sex Pistols!
When the coffin lid closes, would you really like the sound of Black Sabbath to accompany you to your heavenly reward?

Peru brain museum a medical resource of cerebral maladies
LIMA, Peru -- Pointing to one of the four natural holes we all carry in our brains, Dr. Diana Rivas explained why some of her patients get headaches only when they move their heads to one side.

Odds and ends
KIRKLAND, Wash. -- When Rob and Agnieszka Girling first found $5,000, they thought about all the things they could spend it on. But that didn't last long.

Braves' offense delivers victory

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.

Defeat stings Braves

Braves' offense delivers victory
LOS ANGELES - On the brink of being swept for the first time in more than a year, the Braves' offense revived long enough to score five times in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday night, salvaging the series finale, 7-5, before a blue crowd of 50,306 at Dodger Stadium who came armed with brooms.

Many factors determine what radio stations play

Winning with real estate
NEW YORK - Mutual fund investors searching for a safer haven and a respectable return might consider one of the few bright spots of the bear market: real estate funds.

Services help manage credit

Changes in section will benefit readers

Business calendar

Trouble on the airwaves

Make sure your thank-you letter is error-free too
"Dear Mr. Crab: Thank you very much for taking the time to interview me the other day."

Stress the positive when leaving job

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

Market volatility tests risk tolerance
NEW YORK - The traditional definition of risk tolerance is "an investor's ability to handle declines in the value of his or her investments."

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.

Taxes differ for corporate cars
NEW YORK - A new car might be a status symbol or image statement in your personal life. But if you plan to use it for your business, you should remember that it's also a piece of equipment, and therefore deserves some thoughtful consideration before you plunk down money on a sales or leasing contract.

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.

On the move

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Quebecor World

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.

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

Make sure your thank-you letter is error-free too

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.

Market volatility tests risk tolerance

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.

Taxes differ for corporate cars

Pocket change

Winning with real estate

South Carolinians hang on Watson's actions
ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Derek Watson has never really understood his own celebrity.

South Carolinians hang on Watson's actions

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.

DMV woes persist

Edward W. Hagler

Graphic reminders

Another cancellation

A day to remember

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
Any film that can claim Uma Thurman and Juliette Lewis, as well as veteran actors Gena Rowlands and Ben Gazzara, is probably worth a look. The poignant "Hysterical Blindness" is rewarding to behold.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'Man Show' et al: Men behaving badly on TV
You won't see one of the summer's most popular and culturally significant songs performed on the plaza outside NBC's "Today" show studio.

Defense could be strong suit for Georgia Tech
ATLANTA -- Jon Tenuta, Georgia Tech's new defensive coordinator, stood deep in the secondary and watched his No. 1 unit give up a big play to the scout team.

Defense could be strong suit for Georgia Tech

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.

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

GreenJackets fall to Waves
Augusta's three-run ninth inning rally just fell short in a 5-4 loss to the South Georgia Waves on Sunday evening at Paul Eames Park.

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

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.

Pak wins Betsy King Classic
KUTZTOWN, Pa. -- South Korea's Se Ri Pak birdied the final four holes Sunday for a 9-under-par 63 and tournament-record 21-under 267 total in the Betsy King Classic.

Davies, Alfredsson are captain's selections for Solheim Cup

Lightning delays finale

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.

Lightning delays finale
GRANITEVILLE - It took a delay to get Greg Scurlock going.

Golf roundup

Barnes beat Mahan in U.S. Amateur final

Parry plays like a world champion

Pak wins Betsy King Classic

Scott wins Scottish PGA by 10 strokes

Horne tied for lead at Senior Invitational

Howell takes third in Reno
RENO, Nev. - For the second straight week, Augusta's Charles Howell rebounded from a disappointing third-round score to set up another high finish on the PGA Tour.

Parry plays like a world champion
SAMMAMISH, Wash. -- Winless in 235 previous starts on the PGA Tour, Craig Parry played like a world champion Sunday to win the NEC Invitational.

Scott wins Scottish PGA by 10 strokes
GLENEAGLES, Scotland -- Australia's Adam Scott had an eagle-birdie-eagle finish for a 9-under-par 63 Sunday and a 10-stroke victory at the Scottish PGA Championship.

Barnes beat Mahan in U.S. Amateur final
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. -- Ricky Barnes of Stockton, Calif., used a dazzling combination of power and finesse to beat Hunter Mahan 2 and 1 on Sunday in the 102nd U.S. Amateur Championship at Oakland Hills Country Club.

Davies, Alfredsson are captain's selections for Solheim Cup
LONDON -- Laura Davies, Helen Alfredsson, Carin Koch and Mhairi McKay were added to Europe's Solheim Cup team by captain Dale Reid on Sunday.

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.

Around the horn

GreenJackets fall to Waves

GreenJackets notebook

2002 South Atlantic League Annual All-Star Team

Washington County breeds talent

Chiefs water down Buford

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

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.

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

We'd be stupid to elect a felon

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

Bragdon doing fine; keep the faith

Bragdon cares, deserves support

Sen. Walker a force for change

Government needs to get involved in downtown revival

Graham a lightweight congressman

Arts season highlights

Southern writers' latest works offer humor, insight

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead

Show us your jean pool

Literary dreams blossom into book

A dream restored

Restaurant-caliber salads don't have to be complicated

Sculpting the perfect arts season

'Man Show' et al: Men behaving badly on TV

Arts calendar

Home front

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

Ready for some USC football
AIKEN - She may not be the tallest Gamecocks football fan, but Emma Parnell just may have the biggest rallying cry.

Politicians at the pit

Empty homes house problems
AIKEN - About 18 months ago, the eight mobile homes in a lot off Sassafras Road north of Aiken had missing windows, graffiti-covered walls and no occupants.

Animal workers see death daily
Death is a way of life at Richmond County Animal Control.

News you can use

Bragdon's 2-year tenure is full of ups and downs

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.

Arrests made in car theft at theater

Arrests made in car theft at theater
Four men caught trying to steal a vehicle at Regal Cinemas 20 early Sunday may be linked to a rash of automobile thefts and break-ins outside the popular movie theater this summer, authorities said.

Across South Carolina

Across the area

Animal workers see death daily

Assessing the damage

Across the area

Soccer teams in tourney try to keep cool

Subscriber of the day

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.

Did bad date prompt break-in?

News you can use
AUG. 26, 1968 Lynn Bailie won the title of Miss Augusta during the finals of the annual pageant Saturday night at the Bell Auditorium. Miss Bailie, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Donald H. Bailie, won the swimsuit competition, as well as the overall contest, besting 10 others girls entered in the event.

Ready for some USC football

Across the southeast
MIAMI - A Muslim group Sunday asked Gov. Jeb Bush to provide leadership in the investigation of a doctor suspected of plotting to blow up dozens of mosques and an Islamic education center.

Runoff hinges on slim margin

Subscriber of the day

Jams help old school

Around town

Water board debates terms

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.

News you can use

Assessment Q&A

Across Georgia

Bragdon's 2-year tenure is full of ups and downs
The past two years have been a painful but invaluable learning experience for Richmond County Animal Control Director Bonnie Bragdon.

Mental facility protest persists

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.

Across Georgia

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?

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.

Mental facility protest persists
LANGLEY - Some would think the fight is over.

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?

Jams help old school
WOODBINE, Ga. - Efforts to renovate a 1920s-era schoolhouse in a south Georgia community are taking some musicians back to their roots.

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 South Carolina
CHARLESTON -A 13-year-old girl has died after a gunman riding in a sport utility vehicle opened fire on a group of teens walking downtown.

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.

Did bad date prompt break-in?
Police say a Hephzibah man who paid a dating service nearly $1,900 to match him with five women broke into the company's headquarters early Sunday because he was upset over the first two dates.

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

Water board debates terms
ATLANTA - At first glance, ensuring adequate water in rapidly growing Georgia in the coming decades would seem a straightforward problem with tangible solutions.

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

Volunteers clean in boatloads

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

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.

Discovering new heights

Voters boost some Hispanics

Worker at care facility stabbed

Man tends 13 honey-making hives

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

Across the southeast

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.

Empty homes house problems

Mayor defends moral agenda

Across the area
Emanuel County authorities said they are treating the death of a teenager early Saturday as a homicide.

Runoff hinges on slim margin
ATLANTA - The only minority candidate running for statewide office in the Sept. 10 runoff is in the Republican race for secretary of state.

Across the southeast

Voters boost some Hispanics
ATLANTA - When Georgians voted last week in the state's primary election, more Hispanics were on the ballots than ever before.

Jury acquits UGA athlete

Across Georgia
MACON -The weak economy after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has dried up donations - and work - on the new Tubman African-American Museum.

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

Augusta sets day to recall attacks

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.

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.

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

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.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Jeanne McGee of Augusta.

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.

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.

Franchitti beats da Matta in Montreal debut
MONTREAL -- Dario Franchitti slowed Cristiano da Matta's momentum a bit, holding off the runaway CART series leader Sunday to win the inaugural Montreal Molson Indy.

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.

NASCAR notebook

Gordon: Yeah, I'd hit him again
BRISTOL, Tenn. - When Jeff Gordon got within inches of Rusty Wallace's back bumper in the final two laps of Saturday night's Sharpie 500, he knew what was going to happen. So did Wallace.

Franchitti beats da Matta in Montreal debut

De Ferran wins second race of season
MADISON, Ill. -- Pole sitter Gil de Ferran won his second IRL race of the season and took the overall series lead Sunday, beating teammate Helio Castroneves to the finish line.

Gordon's skid ends with bump

Gordon savors end to 31-race winless drought
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Jeff Gordon hoisted the enormous Bristol Motor Speedway trophy over his head, hesitant to ever put it down.

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: Yeah, I'd hit him again

Gordon savors end to 31-race winless drought

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.

Liberty advance to WNBA finals

Foster's injury puts focus on Smith

After Utah's best-ever season, franchise faces uncertain future

Liberty top Mystics

Vick hurt in Falcons win

Mr. Gary Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Shirley Richardson    (WINDSOR, S.C.)
Mr. Pervis Glover    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
Ms. Evon Bussey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Miss Anna Ballantine    (EVANS, Ga.)
Ms. Brigitta Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Cato    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Dera Jones    (WRENS, Ga.)
Sgt. Jack Johnson II    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Earl Jones Jr.
For Earl Jones Jr., who served as a metalsmith in the Navy, working underwater was not always a peaceful activity.

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.

Ms. Brigitta Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Victor Wolff    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mr. Gerald Barton    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Dera Jones    (WRENS, Ga.)
Mr. Duff Adkins    (MORGANTON, Ga.)
Mr. George Epperly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Rudolph Warren    (LPN AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Myrtle Hayman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Josephine Waltower    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mittie Thomas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Shirley Towner    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Gordon Cox    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Cynthia Tillman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Patricia Bisschop    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Ethel Reames    (BATH, S.C.)
Mr. Duff Adkins    (MORGANTON, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Poteete    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mr. James Williams    (KITE, Ga.)
Mrs. Willie Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Ms. Josephine Waltower    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Miss Dollie Oliver    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Ms. Evon Bussey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Marjorie Odom    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Gordon Cox    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Cleo Newman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Billy Gilbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Cynthia Neikirk    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Cynthia Tillman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lorina McIntosh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Essie Crabb    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Ms. Sonja Lewis    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Grady Gant    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Olin Downs    (MITCHELL, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Russell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Gladys Hunt    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Willie Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Earl Jones Jr.    (EVANS, Ga.)
Sgt. Jack Johnson II    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Koss    (WRENS, Ga.)
Mr. George Epperly    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Sonja Lewis    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Jack McBurney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. JoAnn Kraft    (ARLINGTON, Id.)
Mrs. Laverne Dolyniuk    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Koss    (WRENS, Ga.)
Mr. Sylvester Johnson    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Sgt. Jack Johnson II (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Victor Wolff (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Pervis Glover (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Gladys Hunt (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Cato (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Josephine Waltower (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Evon Bussey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Thomas Russell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Ms. Evon Bussey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Josephine Waltower (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Dollie Oliver (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Myrtle Hayman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Brigitta Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Sylvester Johnson (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. James Williams (KITE, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Earl Jones Jr.

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Mrs. Shirley Towner (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Jack McBurney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Reames (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Koss (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald Barton (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Dera Jones (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Gordon Cox (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mittie Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Duff Adkins (MORGANTON, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Gant (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Rudolph Warren (LPN AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gary Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Sgt. Jack Johnson II (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorina McIntosh (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Koss (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Gordon Cox (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Epperly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Robert Poteete (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Cynthia Tillman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. JoAnn Kraft (ARLINGTON, Id.)

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

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Mrs. Cynthia Tillman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Essie Crabb (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Cleo Newman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dera Jones (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Cynthia Neikirk (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Olin Downs (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Laverne Dolyniuk (THOMSON, Ga.)

DMV woes persist
For years South Carolina's Department of Motor Vehicles had a ready explanation as to why residents with business at Aiken or any of the other DMV branches across the state had to wait in line several hours before being serviced: equipment problems.

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

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

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

Government needs to get involved in downtown revival
A recent article in The Chronicle concerning the use of Regency Mall for municipal offices caused me to reflect on the question, "What makes a city?" Bill Strong, Augusta

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.

Graham a lightweight congressman
U.S. Rep. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., wants to be promoted to the U.S. Senate seat currently held by fellow Republican Strom Thurmond. But I ask you: Shouldn't promotion be based on performance? H. Perry Holcomb, North Augusta, S.C.

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

We'd be stupid to elect a felon
The fact that Ed McIntyre is running for mayor of Augusta just proves that some people have no shame. David A. Bartlett, Augusta

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

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.

Another cancellation
No one who's been following the collapse of management at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center was surprised by Augusta Stallions owner Frank Lawrence's announcement that he is pulling his team out of the arenafootball2 league for the coming season.

Hewitt is brash on the court, shy off it

Overtime

Serena Williams No. 1 in her family - and world

Area sports announcements

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.

Hewitt is brash on the court, shy off it
NEW YORK -- Lleyton Hewitt's fighting spirit has helped him become a Grand Slam champion and the world's top-ranked player. It also gets him into trouble.

Overtime
Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Reeves does not believe Michael Vick's bruised right elbow will keep his starting quarterback from playing in the preseason finale Thursday night at Cincinnati.

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.

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

Fish tale

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.

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

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.

Funds needed to complete lake

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.

Foster's injury puts focus on Smith
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers are trying to figure out how to fill the void caused by the injury to rookie running back DeShaun Foster.

Reeves says Vick will play Thursday
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Quarterback Michael Vick's bruised right elbow will not keep him from playing in the Atlanta Falcons' preseason finale against Cincinnati.

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.

Grant conquers his pain

CEO warns of illegal downloads
ASPEN, Colo. - The threats technology poses to Peter Chernin's business leap out at him even when he's taking time off to tour colleges with his 17-year-old son.

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?

Answers to pollution control in the night air sought
WORCESTER, Mass. -- It hangs in the daytime sky like a dirty curtain filtering sunlight into a toxic gray haze, choking throats and burning eyes.

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.

Game reviews: Pro BMX 2 game and Totaled!
"Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2" cribs shamelessly from "Tony Hawk 3", steals a few ideas from the Dave Mirra games and combines them in a title that should please gamers who are freaks for BMX. All other gamers, however, may have a different take - although "Pro BMX" takes the BMX genre to new heights, it doesn't raise the bar on extreme sports games in general.

Bulldogs' defense saves day

Bulldogs' defense saves day
People probably remember it most as the Scott Woerner Showcase.

After Utah's best-ever season, franchise faces uncertain future
SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Starzz won a franchise-record 20 games, had the third-best record in the WNBA and advanced past the first round of the playoffs for the first time ever.

Liberty advance to WNBA finals
NEW YORK -- Behind Vickie Johnson's 19 points, the New York Liberty advanced to their fourth WNBA Finals in the league's six-year history.

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.

Never mind the funeral music, here are the Sex Pistols!

Peru brain museum a medical resource of cerebral maladies

Odds and ends

New pain reliever derived from marijuana

CEO warns of illegal downloads

Answers to pollution control in the night air sought

Memory cards can be confusing