Children hit stage at camp
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Greg Heaney, 14, rapped his woes as a prankster caught making a crank call.

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Beach, mountain people get different things from trips

Man accused of throwing kitten out of car window while driving down highway
DETROIT -- A man allegedly threw a kitten out his car window while driving down Interstate 275, and he was charged with one felony count of animal cruelty.

Odds and Ends
DILLON, Colo. -- This time, it's staying on her finger.

Dogs dropping dead in Portland, after dispute over a leash law
PORTLAND, Ore. - In this congenitally dog-friendly city, where dogs once roamed free in city parks, someone is taking a debate over leash laws to a sinister level: Eight dogs have died, reportedly from eating poisoned sausage left in a park, and eight others have taken sick.

Florida scientists try to rein in giant lizards
CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Biologists in southwest Florida have set out to trap a species of giant, carnivorous lizards normally native to Africa that appear to be spreading through the region.

Braves pound Glavine again

Braves trounce Mets

Braves trounce Mets
ATLANTA - Someday this might be remembered as the summer of the salary drives.

Castilla rides inconsistent hot streak
ATLANTA - Atlanta's Vinny Castilla was asked Friday whether he was familiar with the phrase "feast or famine." Appearing puzzled, the third baseman shook his head.

Braves' notebook
ATLANTA - Atlanta's John Smoltz said in June it would be "a tremendous accomplishment" to become the first closer in baseball history to accumulate 100 saves in back-to-back seasons.

Braves pound Glavine again
ATLANTA - He was supposed to lead New York into the playoffs, carrying on the tradition of Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman, Dwight Gooden and David Cone.

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Pocket change

On the move
June Barksdale has joined MEDAC Inc. as director of human resources. Ms. Barksdale earned a master's degree in psychology and has 20 years' experience in human-resource management. She will be responsible for compensation, staffing, training, policy and procedure design and employee relations. Before joining MEDAC, Ms. Barksdale was most recently employed by MAU Inc., where she provided outplacement, training and assessment services.

Saving for retirement can be tough
NEW YORK - Like millions of Americans, Betty O'Reilley has found that life's ups and downs can make it hard to save for retirement.

Be proactive in relationship with banker
Mark Twain said, "A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back when it starts to rain."

Be proactive in relationship with banker

Scientists embrace emerging kill-the-messenger technology
SAN FRANCISCO -- The biotechnology field is littered with the debris of would-be miracle cures.

Saving for retirement can be tough

Deficit in first 3 quarters more than double October-June 2002
WASHINGTON -- The government reported a deficit of $270.5 billion for the first nine months of the 2003 budget year, more than twice the total for the corresponding period a year earlier.

Business calendar
Wednesday: Comfort Keepers ribbon cutting; noon, 709D West Ave.; held by North Augusta Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Greater Aiken and Metro Augusta chambers of commerce; 279-2323.

Switch to cleaner-burning fuel could cause price spikes
The oil refining industry is keenly aware of how expensive it is to curb air pollution. Consumers are about to find out.

Click and buy: Internet becomes hot place for used car sales
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Four years ago, Ken Topham viewed eBay as an online garage sale where hobbyists bid on Pez dispensers and eight-track players. The longtime car salesman never imagined making a living off the Internet auction site.

CEO of General dynamics optimistic about market

Insurance rates increasing
David Cochrane hasn't had a car accident in years. The last one was a fender-bender - someone backed into his parked car while he was shopping.

Bombay Central gets new look after fire

Pocket change
Employer Spotlight: Waste Management, Inc.

Switch to cleaner-burning fuel could cause price spikes

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - Americans who have watched interest on savings shrink with rock-bottom interest rates are in good company. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has taken a hit, too.

Deficit in first 3 quarters more than double October-June 2002

On the move

Bombay Central gets new look after fire
Sitting in their recently refurbished and reopened restaurant, Sunny Kalra and his wife, Nidhi, say their Indian eatery off Washington Road has an uncanny relationship with fire.

Insurance rates increasing

Buyout causes Oracle concern
SAN FRANCISCO - Business software maker PeopleSoft Inc. said Friday it has completed its acquisition of J.D. Edwards & Co., a purchase that will pose a new and more expensive obstacle for Oracle Corp. in its hostile takeover bid for PeopleSoft.

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Scientists embrace emerging kill-the-messenger technology

CEO of General dynamics optimistic about market
SAVANNAH, Ga. - After a weak spring, buyers for luxury business jets started returning to the market in June and early July, prompting the top official of General Dynamics to sound a note of optimism this week.

Bowden wants to toughen team

Bowden wants to toughen team
Even though Tommy Bowden doesn't necessarily agree with it, he knows there's a perception that Clemson's football team has become soft.

Belgium backs off
One wouldn't expect that a nation whose economy and prominence on the world stage depends on getting along with other nations would do anything to jeopardize its good standing.

Is that really you?
Identity theft, which was hardly known 10 years ago, has claimed 12 million victims in the United States and could strike an additional 1 million this year. That makes I.D. theft one of the nation's fastest rising and most difficult crimes to deal with - for both victims and law-enforcers.

A case for action
What do you suppose is Augusta's biggest challenge? Crime? Jobs? Downtown redevelopment? Political gridlock? Image? Certainly it's race, isn't it?

The sound of success

Is that really you?

The sound of success
Not a woof or a howl or a yelp or even a whimper.

A case for action

Stocks trade higher on Microsoft outlook, bargain hunting

Sector leader in bull market run still yet to emerge
NEW YORK -- Investors betting on the tech sector to lead a new bull market as it did in the late 1990s were likely disappointed this past week when the Nasdaq composite tumbled on tepid outlooks from Nokia and IBM.

Sector leader in bull market run still yet to emerge

Stocks trade higher on Microsoft outlook, bargain hunting
Tech companies bow to entertainment world in device features

Bond prices fall
NEW YORK -- Bond prices traded lower, as investors sent stocks sharply higher fueled by Microsoft's rosy outlook.

Georgia Tech golfer leads Southern Amateur
HOT SPRINGS, Va. -- Georgia Tech's Nick Thompson shot a 1-under-par 69 Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the Southern Golf Association's 97th Southern Amateur golf tournament at The Homestead.

Georgia Tech golfer leads Southern Amateur

Augusta in too deep against RiverDogs
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Augusta's Chad Spann went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, but B.J. Upton homered and knocked in two runs for the Charleston RiverDogs in a 5-3 victory over the GreenJackets on Friday night.

Figg-Currier, Han share 36-hole lead at Big Apple Classic

Like old times for Marchman in his return
THOMSON - A Regions Cup record might fall today, but not the one everyone anticipated.

Snedeker earns trip to Masters

Marchman will return for Camellia
Augusta's Mitch Marchman is making what he calls a "one-shot" return to the Regions Cup amateur golf circuit he dominated from 1999-2000.

Pat Bates shoots 63 to tie for BC Open lead

Love takes lead at British Open

Pat Bates shoots 63 to tie for BC Open lead
ENDICOTT, N.Y. -- Pat Bates shot a 9-under 63 Friday to tie Alex Cejka and Brett Quigley for the early second-round lead at the B.C. Open.

Like old times for Marchman in his return

Snedeker earns trip to Masters
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Brandt Snedeker won the 78th U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship on Saturday, earning a spot in the 2004 Masters Tournament.

Woods part of wild leaderboard at British Open

Major letdown: Furyk, other big names head home
SANDWICH, England -- Hey, Jim Furyk, you've won your first major championship. Where are you going this weekend?

Golf roundup

Figg-Currier, Han share 36-hole lead at Big Apple Classic
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Cindy Figg-Currier took last year off from the LPGA Tour to give birth to her second child.

Woods part of wild leaderboard at British Open
SANDWICH, England -- Tiger Woods holed a shot from the bunker to take the lead, then dropped back. Sergio Garcia chipped in from the fairway for an amazing par. And Mark Roe, who played as well as anyone, was sent home for using the wrong scorecard.

Love takes lead at British Open
SANDWICH, England -- This is one tournament where Tiger Woods in the rearview mirror is not nearly as daunting as the road ahead.

Golf roundup
ENDICOTT, N.Y. - Steve Lowery shot 4-under-par 68 on Saturday to take a five-shot lead over Alex Cejka and John E. Morgan in the B.C. Open.

Marchman will return for Camellia

Augusta in too deep against RiverDogs

Teams get ready to practice
Two days remain until football teams can officially begin their pursuit of a high school championship this year.

Beach, mountain people get different things from trips
The trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other end in an awful hurry.

Americans are believing lies

Commissioners blamed for Coliseum Authority
The pathetic legacy of our Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority continues unabated. For years I have watched this dog-and-pony show and blamed the uneducated, overblown and inflated personalities who sit on the board. Lawrence Smith, Augusta

Supreme Court decisions will hurt U.S.

Alcohol sales are a desecration
It is very sad that a city the size of Aiken, a county seat inundated with churches and proud of its culture, has sided with Christ's adversary in desecrating God's day for the money received for selling alcoholic beverages. James K. Ellis, Jackson, S.C.

War waged by Bush is just carnage
When will President George W. Bush's carnage end? Since Mr. Bush declared victory and an end to the war in Iraq, more than 30 Americans have been killed and there seems to be no end to the carnage. Anne Cook, Augusta

'Chronicle' carrier saves life

Boys' deaths are lesson to others
July 11 at dusk was the celebration of life for Raymond, Brandon and Drew Batchelor. Diane W. Lyons, Belvedere, S.C.

War waged by Bush is just carnage

Americans are believing lies
Remember the old expression, "Tell a lie often enough and people will believe it"? Grace G. Allen, Trenton, S.C.

Alcohol sales are a desecration

Commissioners blamed for Coliseum Authority

'Chronicle' carrier saves life
I would like to thank your carrier, Eddie Newman, for saving our 92-year-old mother's life. Ann Larson, Thomasville, Ga.

Supreme Court decisions will hurt U.S.
This nation was founded on the premise that the true God is the father of our lord Jesus Christ, who alone is savior. Wisely, these Founding Fathers gave us a republic of sovereign states, which allocated certain powers to the federal government. The Founders also gave us a Constitution, based upon the precepts of the Christian faith, designating three co-equal branches of government - executive, legislative and judicial, each with its own responsibility. Hubert Baker, Aiken, S.C.

Guest book offends grieving relative

Home front

Horse's story again entertaining audiences

Horse's story again entertaining audiences
Everybody loves the underdog - or underhorse, as the case may be.

Guest book offends grieving relative
Dear Carson: Have you seen the new online rage, the guest book? I find this very offensive and intrusive to private grief and memories. It gives anyone a chance to say something and anyone the opportunity to read it, whether friend or adversary. It takes away the caring quality of a personal, handwritten note. What are your thoughts on this? The newspaper should at least give each family the option of not having this available online. - Private Person

Augusta's mayor and first lady moved out, up to riverfront
Augusta Mayor Bob Young always knows when it's about time for him and his wife, Gwen Fulcher Young, to move.

In the know
Following a timeline left by her mother, a young woman (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) seems to have an almost perfect life.

Home front
According to a recent survey conducted for American Demographics magazine, the average American spends almost four minutes searching each time for items such as keys, shoes, lost papers or tools.

Across Georgia
LAFAYETTE - Law enforcement officers killed a slaying suspect who shot at them as they were trying to make an arrest Friday, sheriff's officials said.

Archers enjoy indoor range

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The U.S. Justice Department is giving South Carolina $7.1 million to combat drugs and terrorism.

Across the South Carolina

Official endorses 8th-grade algebra
Not many adults have pleasant memories of algebra. Just the mention of "word problems" makes them grimace.

Kid of the day

Larke doubts schools will make unsafe list
Despite dozens of criminal offenses recorded at some Richmond County schools over the past three years, Superintendent Charles Larke said he doesn't expect to see any on a state list of unsafe schools due out Aug. 1.

Separate vehicle accidents kill Fort Gordon soldiers
Two Fort Gordon soldiers were killed Saturday during separate incidents off-base.

Ex-Aiken priest is found dead
Monsignor Thomas Evatt, the longtime Aiken Catholic priest who resigned last year amid decades-old allegations of sexual assault, was found dead Friday in his Anderson home. He was 53.

Fire guts Martinez home
When Ken O'Brien heard the loud crack and saw leaves falling, he thought lightning had struck a tree in his yard.

Georgia survived smaller reserves
ATLANTA - The state has begun a new budget year with its financial reserves dangerously low. But it's not the first time that has happened and it could have been worse.

Archers enjoy indoor range
GRANITEVILLE - Rick Morgan pulled the arrow back until his compound bow was taut and fired it at a deer 20 yards away, striking it squarely in the shoulder Friday.

Radar will help police crack down on speeding
Drivers along Georgia Avenue in North Augusta should be wary of the digital radar trailer, flashing "YOUR SPEED" in green lights.

'Chronicle' turns eye to children

Botanist studies tree growth rings
Tracy Punshon has always been fascinated with trees and the mysteries locked within their annual growth rings.

Fire guts Martinez home

Bicycle patrols aid police work
A Crown Victoria wasn't designed to be an off-road vehicle. Otherwise, Richmond County sheriff's Deputy Steven Douglas, a member of the bike patrol division, would be driving the police cruiser along Riverwalk Augusta.

Across the area

Botanist studies tree growth rings

Across the area
A man whom authorities charged with taking $76 in Georgia Lottery tickets from a downtown convenience store was free on bond Friday, officials said.

Across the area

Georgia survived smaller reserves

Champion helps coach 34 campers
Above, Christopher Miller, 6, reacts to a checkmate move by his opponent at the Radical Rooks Chess Camp. At left, members of The Knight Federation, Alex Hatala (from left), Brian Pittman, Jonathan Greene and Raj Patel work out a chess problem.

Visiting doctor is stuck in China

Residence to become exclusive
Changes are coming to a downtown apartment building, and Augusta officials are hopeful those changes will help clean up the 700 block of Broad Street for good.

Towns have radium in water
Residents of Aiken County and southern Edgefield County who use private wells for their drinking water can learn about radium contamination at a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Aiken High School.

Official endorses 8th-grade algebra

Police investigate bad checks
Authorities are trying to sort out who is forging and cashing fake payroll checks at small stores in Augusta.

New method of cleanup may be used at SRS
AIKEN - After a multimillion-dollar mistake and a ruling by a federal judge in Idaho that could cost them billions, federal energy officials at the Savannah River Site are about to take a $1.4 billion step into the unknown.

Bicycle patrols aid police work

Across the southeast

Revitalization plans await Greene Street
It might not look the part, but downtown's Greene Street is making a comeback.

Revitalization plans await Greene Street

Boat races bring visitors, money
Thousands of people clad in colorful T-shirts, shorts and even bikinis lined the Savannah River bank Saturday for the 18th annual Augusta Southern National drag boat races.

City may avoid car inspection

Walker asks liberal party to be unified
Democrats lost many races last fall because they tried to be too much like their Republican opponents, former state Sen. Charles Walker said Saturday at a Democratic Party breakfast.

Radar will help police crack down on speeding

Retirees flock to Aiken determined to make an impact
AIKEN - Being retired doesn't mean being idle.

News you can use

City may avoid car inspection
Augusta's air pollution is bad enough to warrant a nonattainment designation but borderline enough that its problems might be solvable without requiring residents to undergo annual vehicle inspections.

Larke doubts schools will make unsafe list

Across Georgia
ROME - A former flight attendant accused of setting a fire on a jet has pleaded innocent to federal charges.

Archaeologist studies historic trading post
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Long before the International Trade Center, long before the ongoing efforts to solidify a trade agreement between Georgia and DaimlerChrysler, trade was a central element in the Savannah area.

News you can use
JULY 20, 1933 Congressman Paul Brown yesterday tendered the office of postmaster at Augusta to Thomas J. Hamilton, editor of The Augusta Chronicle and a public-spirited citizen widely known in Georgia.

Kid of the day
Jillian Hope Newman of North Augusta is today's kid of the day.

Partnership for river weighs tourism plan
BAXLEY, Ga. - A south Georgia development group thinks it has found a way to make money off the Altamaha River without ruining it, and some river advocates say putting more people on the Altamaha could actually make it better.

Task force targets cold cases

Student scientist gets trip overseas
WATKINSVILLE, Ga. - While most high school seniors fretted over final exams and struggled with senioritis this spring, Heather Mispagel focused her attention on ground-breaking antibiotic resistance research, and now she is headed to Sweden to share her work in an international competition.

Residence to become exclusive

Across the South Carolina
GREENVILLE - A Greenville police officer has been charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

Medicaid might hinder exams

Across the southeast
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Serial bombing suspect Eric Robert Rudolph's mother and brothers spent about 45 minutes visiting him in jail, where he awaits trial in the 1998 fatal bombing of a Birmingham women's clinic.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RANT about the little boy who wants to sell snow cones in Aiken County. They're giving him such a problem, and I don't understand. I mean, if they passed the law to sell beer on Sunday, why can't they pass his little law to sell snow cones? I think the system does not know what it is doing. I'd rather for him to be selling snow cones than them to be selling beer and liquor on a Sunday.

Across the area
A powerful line of thunderstorms brought the Augusta area almost an inch of rain within a hour Saturday afternoon.

News you can use
BACK IN TIME JULY 19, 1923 AIKEN - A fire at 10 o'clock last night destroyed the ice plant at Warrenville, a branch of the Aiken Ice and Coal Co.

'Chronicle' turns eye to children
I hope you have noticed all the things popping up in The Augusta Chronicle labeled "Make Kids Count."

Study grows minus doctor

Glassfiber's bonus program perturbs its union workers
AIKEN - Owners of the debt-ridden Advanced Glassfiber Yarns of Aiken have successfully petitioned a federal bankruptcy judge to let them set up a $2.5 million raise and bonus program for key managers, court documents show, angering union workers who previously agreed to a freeze on wages and retirement contributions to keep the troubled company afloat.

South Carolina flag escapes criticism

Candidate washes dirt away from campaign signs
The latest sign that the race for Commission District 2 is heating up?

Task force targets cold cases
AIKEN - A cold case task force has been meeting for more than a month, sifting through the evidence of more than 30 unsolved homicides in Aiken County across three decades, Aiken County Sheriff Mike Hunt said Friday.

Visiting doctor is stuck in China
Siyuan Liang knew that if he was going to see his dying mother again, he would have to return to China. He tried to explain his absence to his 5-year-old son, Timothy, using the cartoon Dora the Explorer, which the boy watches faithfully every Saturday morning.

DOT post is 'up in the air,' board's vice chairman says
Jimmy Lester said Friday he isn't sure whether he'll pursue the chairman's seat for the Georgia Department of Transportation Board.

Study grows minus doctor
It is an elegantly simple concept: Instead of knocking out the host's immune system to keep it from rejecting an organ transplant, just import part of the donor's immune system that is already programmed to tolerate the organ.

Medicaid might hinder exams
Problems with Georgia's Medicaid system might spill over into required school health exams and could soon create a nightmare for parents who want to use local health departments.

Kid of the day
Taylor Evans Bedichek of Augusta is today's kid of the day.

News you can use

Glassfiber's bonus program perturbs its union workers

Partnership for river weighs tourism plan

Kid of the day

South Carolina flag escapes criticism
AIKEN - In a state where racial tension and economic boycotts have centered on the battle banner of the Confederacy, people take comfort in the cool, deep blue of South Carolina's state flag, with its white palmetto tree and crescent moon.

New method of cleanup may be used at SRS

Retirees flock to Aiken determined to make an impact

Student scientist gets trip overseas

Candidate washes dirt away from campaign signs

Boat races bring visitors, money

Across Georgia

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RANT about the little boy who wants to sell snow cones in Aiken County. They're giving him such a problem, and I don't understand. I mean, if they passed the law to sell beer on Sunday, why can't they pass his little law to sell snow cones? I think the system does not know what it is doing. I'd rather for him to be selling snow cones than them to be selling beer and liquor on a Sunday.

I'm waiting for my own moonwalk
The earliest television event in my personal memory bank dates back to kindergarten, when the whole world watched in awe as Neil Armstrong took giant leaps for mankind on the moon.

Music industry wins approval of subpoenas against Internet users
WASHINGTON -- The music industry has won at least 871 federal subpoenas against computer users suspected of illegally sharing music files on the Internet, with roughly 75 new subpoenas being approved each day, U.S. court officials said Friday.

Music industry wins approval of subpoenas against Internet users

Nadeau back at track 11 weeks after accident

Green wins with envy
LOUDON, N.H. - David Green held off a hard charge from Kevin Harvick to win the New England 200 on Saturday and retake the lead in the Busch Series standings.

NASCAR trucks qualifying washed out

Front-row drivers hope new surface holds up well today
LOUDON, N.H. - The constantly changing face of New Hampshire International Speedway will present yet another challenge to Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon as the two drivers lead the 43-car field into the first turn to start Sunday's New England 300.

NASCAR trucks qualifying washed out
MADISON, Ill. -- Travis Kvapil will start from the pole position in Saturday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race after qualifying was rained out.

Nadeau back at track 11 weeks after accident
LOUDON, N.H. -- Jerry Nadeau could hardly sleep the night before his first trip back to the race track. It could have been nerves or excitement - after all, it's been 11 weeks since he was critically injured in a wreck.

Green wins with envy

Kenseth takes pole after qualifying washed out
LOUDON, N.H. -- Winston Cup points leader Matt Kenseth earned his first pole of the season Friday when rain washed out qualifying at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Liberia's president vows to fight to last man in battle for Monrovia

President Bush declares disaster areas as Claudette's strength is re-evaluated
PORT LAVACA, Texas -- President Bush declared five Texas counties disaster areas Friday in the wake of Hurricane Claudette, while officials considered whether the storm's severity should be posthumously upgraded.

President Bush declares disaster areas as Claudette's strength is re-evaluated

Liberia's president vows to fight to last man in battle for Monrovia
MONROVIA, Liberia -- As rebels fought their way into Liberia's war-torn capital, embattled President Charles Taylor vowed on Saturday to fight to the last man.

Bryant fighting for family, image after sexual assault charge

Kobe Bryant charged with sexual assault

Bryant fighting for family, image after sexual assault charge
EAGLE, Colo. -- The sexual assault charge brought against Kobe Bryant and his admission that he "made the mistake of adultery" threaten to spoil his reputation as one of the NBA's classiest role models and cast a cloud over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Kobe Bryant charged with sexual assault
EAGLE, Colo. -- Kobe Bryant was charged Friday with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman in a case bound to tarnish the career of one of the NBA's brightest young superstars.

Sapp says he's not concerned about contract status

Teams being cautious as training camps start up

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Ms. Betty Jacobs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. O.J. Williams (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. James Desaussure (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wilbert Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lester Newman (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. William Harrell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Hattie Hay (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Margarette Schleppi (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Gilliam Jr. (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Odessa Sanders (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Blount (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Hay (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Willie Brown-Carter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Yvonne Pete (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Harrelson (PROSPERITY, S.C.)

Mrs. Artie Edenfield (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Mr. Danny King (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Andrew Weeks Jr. (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Jewel Jennings (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Tanton (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Bryan (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Burkholder (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie Lawson (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Moore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Alice Smith (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Nellie Crook (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Ms. Alice Smith (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Susie Diaz (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Harris (DURHAM, N.C.)

Privatization of Augusta YDC leaves some troubling questions
CONTROVERSIES SURROUNDING the decision to privatize the Augusta Youth Development Campus seem to me to be government process at its worst. At this point, we can hope that privatization will be in the best interests of all concerned.

Privatization of Augusta YDC leaves some troubling questions
CONTROVERSIES SURROUNDING the decision to privatize the Augusta Youth Development Campus seem to me to be government process at its worst. At this point, we can hope that privatization will be in the best interests of all concerned.

U.S., without Williams sisters, faces Italy in Fed Cup

Unusual bowler spices up the sport

Heavy rain slows record attempts

An exhausted Armstrong finds himself in trouble

Ullrich closes in on struggling Armstrong at Tour

Area sports announcements

Overtime

Record-holder set to race in new boat

An exhausted Armstrong finds himself in trouble
CAP'DECOUVERTE, France -- An exhausted Lance Armstrong is the first to admit it: He's no longer the man to beat in the Tour de France.

U.S., without Williams sisters, faces Italy in Fed Cup
WASHINGTON -- Coach Billie Jean King hopes the United States' deep pool of talent will overcome the missing star power at this weekend's Fed Cup.

Armstrong faces challenges in Tour's final week
CAP'DECOUVERTE, France -- Lance Armstrong lives to be challenged, and at this year's Tour de France, he is up against the biggest challenges he has faced in the past five.

Heavy rain slows record attempts
With the largest Top Fuel Hydro field ever at this year's Augusta Southern Nationals, the talk of Thursday's pre-race press conference was that records would fall.

Overtime
A boxer died one round into a scheduled six-round bout at Cedar Raceway in Cedar City, Utah.

Unusual bowler spices up the sport
Some things are just expected at a bowling alley: week-old smoke, the thunder of bowling balls hitting pins and those mismatched, multicolored shoes that never quite seem to fit.

Overtime
Georgia leads South Carolina 4 1/2 to 3 1/2 after the first round of the Georgia-South Carolina Junior Challenge Match at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, S.C., on Friday.

Ullrich closes in on struggling Armstrong at Tour
DOMAINES, France -- His legs weary and his lead shrinking, Lance Armstrong has never been in a Tour de France like this.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls will be accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Record-holder set to race in new boat
It's been a troubling two weeks for Ron Braaksma and Team Madness heading into the 18th Annual Augusta Southern Nationals.

Full moon is the perfect time to fish for bluegill
Fishing during and after the full moon is as old as time itself - and as widespread as the earth.

Sapp says he's not concerned about contract status
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- As usual, Warren Sapp was frank.

Teams being cautious as training camps start up
When Bill Polian was general manager of the Buffalo Bills in the early 1990s, he would go to training camp knowing his team would be one of the top half-dozen in the NFL.

Faith digest
Singer Russell Joel Brown, step teams and a guest DJ will entertain during the first Shiloh Weekend festival from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center, 1635 15th St.

Faith and fellowship calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar is a roundup of church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. E-mail items to vanorton@augustachronicle.com; send a fax to 722-7403; or mail to Faith and Fellowship, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Drag-boat chaplains calm troubled waters
Jim Jack found his god early in life - it was racing.

Program fosters growth of wheelchair basketball
The idea came to coach Danny Moraetes during a sports banquet last March at Warren Baptist Church - why not put wheelchair athletes alongside able-bodied youth?

Full moon is the perfect time to fish for bluegill

I'm waiting for my own moonwalk

Ex-governor gets Gamecocks in trouble
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina has reported two more contacts between prospective recruits and ex-Gov. Jim Hodges, which the university labeled as "inadvertent" NCAA violations that gave the Gamecocks no recruiting advantage.

Ex-governor gets Gamecocks in trouble

Odom says new guys key to Gamecock season

Odom says new guys key to Gamecock season
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Few people expect much out of South Carolina this season after the Gamecocks lost four seniors from a team that finished fifth in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division.

Man accused of throwing kitten out of car window while driving down highway

Odds and Ends

Dogs dropping dead in Portland, after dispute over a leash law

Drag-boat chaplains calm troubled waters

Program fosters growth of wheelchair basketball

Faith digest

Faith and fellowship calendar