Braves dismantle Rockies pitchers

Promotions of the past and future(?)

Promotions sacred to local team

Coors Field no fun for pitchers, coaches

Jones hopes to end slump

Smoltz says he'll start Thursday

Cisar's 24th save helps GreenJackets gain split

Jordan hits two homers in win

Additional business news
Dow up 73.14...UPS to charge against earnings...Judge tosses AOL e-mail suit...Russia's industrial output up...Venator to divest some businesses...MCI WorldCom offers free service...Sony, Nintendo cut console prices

Cinema to open in November

Boral considering Augusta
Augusta is on a short list of cities being considered by Boral Industries Inc. -- the parent company of local subsidiary Boral Bricks -- as the site of a new clay paver-making facility.

Harrah's entertainment bids to acquire Players International

Cinema to open in November
Regal Cinemas is hoping to open its 20-screen theater at the Augusta Exchange in November, the company's director of marketing said Monday.

Additional business news

Alcoa taking bid to shareholders
RICHMOND, Va. -- Spurned by the board of Reynolds Metals Co., Alcoa Inc. is taking a hostile $4.2 billion takeover bid directly to Reynolds' shareholders.

Alcoa taking bid to shareholders

Boral considering Augusta

Harrah's entertainment bids to acquire Players International
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Harrah's Entertainment Inc. announced today that it has made an offer to acquire Players International Inc. in a cash deal worth approximately $272 million.

This day in history: Aug. 17
1929: Legislation authorizing funds to electrify the Augusta Canal became law.

Boat races evolve
Outboard racing in the Augusta area continued to grow in popularity during the 1950s and 1960s, with events moving from Lake Olmstead in the western part of the city to Clarks Hill Lake -- known today as Thurmond Lake.

Racers made splash in Augusta
Augusta's outboard racing history dates to the early part of this century -- from the Savannah River to Lake Olmstead to Thurmond Lake to the river again.

How to save the dam

More cattle futures?

GOP primary

Clarify panel code

Blames people, not guns, for violence

Presents case opposing `whipping'

Opposes school uniforms for students

Correction

Buying votes in Iowa

Draft not feasible

Hits restaurant health inspections

Blasts telephone marketers' calls

Style shows owner's commitment
Ron Paleschic guns the gas, sending fuel flooding through the big 500 cc Cadillac engine of his customized 1951 Lincoln. A crowd begins to gather. He pumps it again and, grinning like the kid who got the coolest bike on Christmas morning, he pushes a button on the car's console. Blue and orange flames jump from the flared chrome tailpipes, first the right, then the left, then both together. The gathered throng, a mix of car enthusiasts and diners at the Sonic drive-in on Washington Road, is suitably impressed.

In the know
More than 128 million pairs of shades were sold in the United States in 1998, according to the Sunglass Association of America, based in Norwalk, Conn.

A look at Alabama

College today

ACC questions answered

NFL round up: Freeman becomes NFL's highest-paid receiver

Redskins promote Champ Bailey

NFL roundup: Griese leads Broncos to rout over Arizona

Football today: Reports from around the SEC

Tech still looking for punter

Anderson may see action Saturday

Georgia Tech suspensions

Some sponsors pull DuBose ads from game program

Lineup changes made after lopsided loss

In the know

Mother hoping to prompt hunt for child molester
The draperies often are drawn and the bolted door checked, double-checked, checked again. Three young teens afraid of what could be outside, or who.

County's water tank filling up

City lessens restrictions on watering

Lost sales costly to area store
Managers at Winn-Dixie said that a recent court order suspending the store's beer and wine license already has proved costly.

Feathering the nest

Up and away
A crane was used to lift an air conditioning unit over the roof of Augusta Christian High School to replace one that quit working Friday during orientation. Students in one of the school's buildings had to make do with fans in the classroom on their first day back in school. The new unit will be operational today.

Area briefs: Woman killed in I-20 car wreck

City lessens restrictions on watering
Sunday's rain in Augusta brought welcome relief to lawns and gardens -- and to city water officials, allowing them to lift a outdoor watering ban Monday for part of south Richmond County.

Workplace shootings

Volunteers are needed for training
At a time when the number of people relying on Golden Harvest Food Bank for help is increasing, the nonprofit organization's cash contributions are down 15 percent from last year.

Jargon dictionary not all gab
AIKEN -- In the back corner of his office, dangling from a tack, a crinkled envelope bulged with words and phrases on scraps on paper, until the time was right.

City lessens restrictions on watering
Sunday's rain in Augusta brought welcome relief to lawns and gardens -- and to city water officials, allowing them to lift a outdoor watering ban Monday for part of south Richmond County.

Slayings leave mark on area workplaces

Area watering limits
A water ban has been lifted for neighborhoods between Bobby Jones Expressway and Spirit Creek from U.S. Highway 1 to Doug Barnard Parkway. Residents in these areas must follow even-odd restrictions. However, they can water only one hour on the designated days.

Legislators support regional health care

County's water tank filling up
Billy Clayton waited weeks to hear the sound of water spilling into Columbia County's new 5 million water tank.

Plan of action needed

Declining payments threaten care
Augusta legislators said Monday they are willing to form an agency to promote regional health care and research in Augusta as an economic development tool. A study committee on regional health care and the future of Medical College of Georgia, meanwhile, took a step forward by voting to look at the possibility of working together on cancer treatment and the creation of a cancer center.

Faculty welcomes students

Aiken judge postpones murder trial
AIKEN -- A judge agreed Monday to delay the capital murder trial of a man accused of killing three social workers in North Augusta in 1996.

Across the area

Legislators support regional health care
Augusta legislators said Monday they are willing to form an agency to promote regional health care and research in Augusta as an economic development tool. A study committee on regional health care and the future of Medical College of Georgia, meanwhile, took a step forward by voting to look at the possibility of working together on cancer treatment and the creation of a cancer center.

Lost sales costly to area store

Experiment could mean safer driving conditions
A new program, called Operation Drive FREE of Fear, means special teams of troopers will beef up patrols in Aiken County, working with other local law enforcement agencies to saturate areas known for higher numbers of crashes.

Population of state prisons is growing
ATLANTA - Georgia's prison population grew twice as fast last year as in 1997, bucking a national trend that saw a slowing in inmate growth.

Undecided natural gas users receive random assignment
ATLANTA -- A computer early Monday picked a retailer for 286,000 natural gas users who couldn't make up their minds about who they wanted to replace Atlanta Gas Light Co.

Volunteers are needed for training

Lawyers argue for casinos
Attorneys for gambling vessel owners say state law does not outlaw them

School readies for new facilities
The demolition order is ready, awaiting little more than a final signature from Gov. Roy Barnes.

City approves company for development
NORTH AUGUSTA -- North Augusta's plan to turn its riverfront into the city's calling card got a boost Monday night when a Maryland firm was chosen to plan a strategy to develop the central riverfront district.

Undecided natural gas users receive random assignment

Domino's named in 3 lawsuits
AIKEN -- The mother of an 11-year-old Aiken girl killed by a car after darting across a busy two-lane highway in February filed three lawsuits Monday against Domino's Pizza and the deliveryman who was driving the car.

Family faces more charges

Domino's named in 3 lawsuits

Fish kill findings released

Aiken judge postpones murder trial

Up and away

City lessens restrictions on watering

Boat races evolve

Home front: Mayor doubles as coronor

Feathering the nest
BELLVILLE, Ga. - Joel Thompson is protective of his flock. When visitors come to poke their heads into his 20,000-square-foot hen houses, they must first submit to Mr. Thompson's precautionary measures.

Racers made splash in Augusta

Declining payments threaten care

Jargon dictionary not all gab

Fish kill findings released
After a decade of debate -- and $34 million in environmental tests and related programs -- the Army Corps of Engineers is ready to operate Russell Dam's reversible hydropower turbines.

Family faces more charges
Five more burglary charges have been brought against a woman whose husband drowned while eluding authorities last week.

Experiment could mean safer driving conditions

Area briefs: Woman killed in I-20 car wreck
A woman died late Sunday in a wreck on Interstate 20 East near McDuffie County.

School readies for new facilities

Business boycott escalates

Plan of action needed
SMYRNA, Ga. - Georgia students may be tested in middle and high school to indicate if they are on the right track to college or a job after graduation.

Slayings leave mark on area workplaces
AIKEN -- Bruce Mundy was doing his job, tending the furnace at R.E. Phelon Co., when a man with a gun blasted his world.

City approves company for development

Business boycott escalates
ATLANTA -- Both sides are about to turn up the heat in a legal dispute over affirmative action that, although centered in Atlanta, has drawn in two longtime south Georgia food companies.

Area watering limits

Faculty welcomes students
For the first time in school history, Augusta State University held a New Student Convocation Sunday, welcoming the last class of the 20th century.

Schools wary of graduate guarantee

Workplace shootings
List of workplace violence.

Home front: Mayor doubles as coronor
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- At 76, his schedule might seem a bit strenuous, but to J.L. Veatch, the busier the better. On any given day, Mr. Veatch could be heading a meeting of the city council or determining the cause of death in a murder investigation.

Police suspect poker scheme
COLUMBIA -- Federal and local authorities are conducting an investigation of possible tax evasion and money laundering involving video gambling in North Carolina and South Carolina, The (Columbia) State reported.

Schools wary of graduate guarantee
Superintendents in Richmond and Columbia counties say they agree that college preparatory students should be prepared for the leap to higher education.

Across the area
Investigators probe fire at workshop ... Band soundman killed in crash ... Rain, cool front relieve heat ...

Mother hoping to prompt hunt for child molester

Mr. Warren Wooten
AIKEN -- Mr. Warren Nicholas ``Nick'' Wooten, 21, of 1263 Graymarre Hollow Road, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999.

Mr. Henry Maxwell
Mr. Henry Rains Maxwell, 77, of 4431 Hereford Farm Road, Evans, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Lucille Coyle
TRENTON, S.C. -- Mrs. Lucille K. ``Lucy'' Coyle, 86, of 207 Hummingbird Lane, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Evelyn Hood
Mrs. Evelyn Miriam Hood, 84, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999, at Westwood Nursing Home.

Miss Bonnie Hudson
Miss Bonnie Hudson, 56, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Lucius Nimmons
AIKEN -- Mr. Lucius ``Duke'' Nimmons, 83, of 166 Hedge Road, died Friday, Aug. 13, 1999, at Beverly Health Care Center.

Mr. Jimmie Cody
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Mr. Jimmie T. Cody, 73, of 1353 Norwood-Camak Road, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999, at McDuffie County Hospital, Thomson.

Mrs. Ethel Walling
CORDELE, Ga. -- Mrs. Ethel Mae Walling, 93, of 902 Blackshear Road, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999, at Phoebe-Putney Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Reginald Mabry
CLINTON, S.C. -- Mr. Reginald E. Mabry, 91, of the Presbyterian Home, formerly of Landrum, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. India Edwards
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. India Muns Edwards, 91, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mrs. Barbie Ray
Mrs. Barbie Hawes Ray, 46, of 2711 Dan St., died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Cephas Rodgers
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mr. Cephas Rodgers, 76, of Pine Grove Road, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999.

Mrs. Martha Gilmore
THOMSON -- Mrs. Martha Gilmore, 70, of 3039 Cobbham Road, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at McDuffie County Hospital.

Mr. Peter Carignan
AIKEN -- Mr. Peter Frances Carignan, 41, of 955 Osbon Drive, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999.

Mr. Don Reynolds
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Don Edward Reynolds, 42, of 1544 Highway 15 N., died Friday, Aug. 13, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Bobie Lloyd
WRENS, Ga. -- Mrs. Bobie Grayson Lloyd, 78, of 203 Washington St., died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Garvin Brown
THOMSON -- Mr. Garvin Brown, 58, of 308 Sycamore St., died Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999, at the residence of his daughter.

Mrs. Dorothy Jason
Mrs. Dorothy I. Brown Jason, 68, of 1543 Wilder St., died Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999, at her residence.

Ms. Margaret Anthony
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Ms. Margaret Anthony, 77, of 1004 Georgetown Drive, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Stella Canady
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Stella Edenfield Canady, 88, of 103 Legion Drive, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at Burke County Hospital.

Mr. Jasper Noble
Mr. Jasper C. ``Jack'' Noble, 80, of 1101 15th St., died Friday, Aug. 13, 1999, at Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home.

Mr. Ronald Luke
Mr. Ronald Howard Luke, 40, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. ``Mamie'' Bullard
Mrs. ``Mamie'' Lois Bullard, 89, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Bertha Evans
THOMSON -- Mrs. Bertha Crawley Evans, 77, of 604 O'Neal St., died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, at McDuffie County Hospital.

Mrs. Thelma Jones
Mrs. Thelma Chance Jones, 90, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999.

Mr. Louis Laurence Jr.
ATLANTA -- Mr. Louis E. ``Lee'' Laurence Jr., 29, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999, in Westfield, Mass.

Mrs. Lorraine Thomas
COLUMBIA -- Mrs. Lorraine Jones Thomas, 35, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, at Richland Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Lawrence Hightower
NORTH AUGUSTA -- The Rev. Lawrence Hightower, of 242 Murrah Road, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Betty Sousa
Mrs. Betty Epps Sousa, 53, of 3425 Ray Owens Road, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Hazel Hodges
Mrs. Hazel Brown Hodges, 75, of 2603 Bellevue Ave., died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Herman Black
BARNWELL, S.C. -- Mr. Herman Lloyd Black, 72, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, in Columbia.

Mr. W. Kenneth Shead
Mr. W. Kenneth Shead, 69, of 1003 Red Bird Road, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Victoria Winning
Mrs. Victoria L. ``Vickie'' Winning, 31, of 503 Fairfield Way, Evans, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Lucille Coyle

Mrs. Barbie Ray

Mrs. Betty Sousa

Mrs. Lorraine Thomas

Ms. Margaret Anthony

Mrs. Bertha Evans

Miss Bonnie Hudson

Mrs. Dorothy Jason

Mrs. Hazel Hodges

Mrs. Ethel Walling

Mr. Jimmie Cody

Mrs. Stella Canady

Mrs. Thelma Jones

Mrs. Evelyn Hood

Mr. Reginald Mabry

Mr. Lucius Nimmons

Rev. Lawrence Hightower

Mr. Henry Maxwell

Mr. Cephas Rodgers

Mr. Garvin Brown

Mr. Ronald Luke

Mr. Warren Wooten

Mr. W. Kenneth Shead

Mr. Jasper Noble

Correction
In the Aug. 15 letter by Dave Stewart, the following suggested question for polygraph examinations inadvertently was omitted:

Draft not feasible
With manpower shortages at dangerously low levels, we can understand why two powerful congressional Republicans are raising the specter of reinstating the military draft.

Blames people, not guns, for violence
In the aftermath of another senseless tragedy, it is absolutely ridiculous how people can blame guns for violence. Guns do not go off by themselves. It takes a person to pull the trigger. John Duncan, Waynesboro

Touts Bush Field as `model' airport
A. J. Lloyd (letter, July 25) complained about the handicapped facilities at Bush Field. C. Fox, McCormick

Presents case opposing `whipping'
I'm visiting the Augusta area after moving away 10 years ago, and I felt a strong sense of deja vu upon reading the Aug. 11 column by Walter Williams on ``whipping children.'' Nick DeMartinis M.D., Philadelphia, PA

Chides simplistic view of shootings
This letter is in response to the Aug. 11 letter by Faber Hance on the motives behind school shootings. Karthik Kanakasundaram, Evans

Blasts telephone marketers' calls
I am seriously perturbed with the constant harassing phone calls by telemarketers. For the past three weeks, I have received numerous calls every day, all hours of the day and night, by an automatic dialer. When I pick up there is a click and it hangs up. To say that this is annoying would be an understatement considering that I addressed this problem last year. Gregory J. Topliff, Aiken

Buying votes in Iowa
Now we know why the GOP presidential straw poll in Ames, Iowa, Saturday was ``important.'' It's because the TV pundits said it was.

Opposes school uniforms for students
Four years ago, the elementary school that my child attended sent home a questionnaire asking what parents thought could be done to promote discipline in the school. S. J. Wagner, Augusta

GOP primary
This is a reminder to informed GOP voters in South Carolina House District 81 to fulfill your civic responsibility today and cast a ballot in your party primary for one of the three conservative candidates seeking to succeed the late Rudy Mason.

How to save the dam
On the surface, the future of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam looks bleak. The 61-year-old structure, which keeps the Savannah River water levels up in our area, is critical in supplying North Augusta with water and in providing the lake-like channel along Riverwalk Augusta.

Clarify panel code
Commissioner Ulmer Bridges is doing a real service by urging his colleagues to clarify the Augusta code regarding appointees to the city's 31 or so boards, agencies and authorities.

Hits restaurant health inspections
What's the deal with the Board of Health inspecting local restaurants? Carol L. Bruning, Martinez

More cattle futures?
Even though the president and first lady got lots of help from taxpayers in their sundry legal battles, the Clintons are still up to their necks in $6 million or more in legal fees owed to private lawyers.

Praises interim chief of United Way
Congratulations to the directors of the United Way of the Central Savannah River Area in appointing Charles H. Bellmann as its interim chief. J. Robert Richards, Augusta

Woods wins PGA Championship

Gordon wins, but Fellows steals some thunder

Racers made splash in Augusta

Overtime: New kidney works so far for Elliott

Serena Williams wins Acura Classic

Lehman, Pate fill out Ryder Cup team

Nebraskans bring soccer diplomacy to Cuba

Son of South Korean IOC member defends his name

Skating becomes popular

Kuchar enjoying amateur golf

Racing roundup: Montoya wins Miller Lie 200

Golfers reward support of their families

Comets to stay focused as ailing teammate's condition worsens

Players on bubble falter in Sunday's round

Overtime

CDC says enhanced efforts needed to eliminate tuberculosis
ATLANTA -- In an effort to stamp out the last remnants of tuberculosis in the United States, federal health officials on Thursday unveiled a plan that calls for new methods of treating and preventing the sometimes deadly disease.

Electronic ink offers new possibilities
Professor Joe Jacobson has no use for a paperless society. Paper -- specifically, paper coated with a substance called Electronic Ink -- is Jacobson's vision of the future, and he and his colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are betting that tomorrow's E-Ink newspapers and magazines -- which can be wiped clean and ``reprinted'' instantly by a flip of an electronic switch -- will be recyclable in more ways than one.

Researcher builds aspirin-size Internet computer
WASHINGTON -- The latest from the cyberworld: an aspirin-size computer that, embedded in household appliances, could let people on the road or at the office use the Internet to cool their homes, heat coffee and tape TV shows.

E-commerce to hit $1 trillion by 2003
What a difference five years can make, at least when it comes to the Internet. According to a recently released study by International Data Corp. in Mountain View, Calif., total Internet commerce will soar to more than $1 trillion in 2003. That's up from an estimated $40 billion in goods and services sold on the Net in 1998.

Oregon utility pitches plan to turn closed nuclear plant into state park
RAINIER, Ore. -- The ill-fated nuclear reactor that many locals believe inspired the oozing, green-glowing plant on ``The Simpsons'' is now inspiration for an offbeat plan: turning the reactor grounds into Oregon's newest state park.

Authors bring back out-of-print books
NEW YORK -- Giving old books a fresh chance, the Authors Guild has arranged for members to reissue their own out-of-print works both in stores and on the Internet. Novels by Thornton Wilder and Mary McCarthy and non-fiction works by William F. Buckley and Judy Blume are among the hundreds of newly available titles.

Plutonium-powered spacecraft to zoom by Earth on way to Saturn
PASADENA, Calif. -- A two-story, $3.4 billion spacecraft carrying a load of deadly plutonium will zoom within 725 miles of Earth this week to gain momentum for the final leg of its meandering, seven-year voyage to Saturn.

Survey: Recruiters place high value on networking skills
Computer networking remains the most in-demand information technology occupation in the mid-Atlantic states, followed by help-desk and support jobs, according to a new poll of information technology executives.

E-auctions catching on
Listen up, e-tailing guinea pigs. A spate of new shopping services has rolled online in the past six weeks, each upending traditional selling models with its own twist at helping buyers.

Report: Only three states cleared for Y2K troubles
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Only Iowa, Nebraska and North Dakota have completely tested their computer systems and are ready to face the new year without fear of potentially dangerous Year 2000 glitches, according to a federal report released Saturday.

Communication best way to solve problem
``My mom shows favoritism toward my little sister. I asked her why she does it, and she says she doesn't show favoritism. But she buys her more things than me, and I don't think it's fair. What should I do?'' -- 16-year-old girl, Augusta

The big screen

Back-to-school fashion
Bummed about your school's strict dress codes? No baggy pants, no short skirts, no hats, nothing frayed, shirts tucked in ... how will you manage?

Race winner thankful for cancer remission
Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong took some time during one of the tour's rest days to chat with fans on yahoo.com. Here are some excerpts:

Communication best way to solve problem

Teen calendar

The big screen
MICKEY BLUE EYES: Hugh Grant gets a little closer to the mob than he wants in this comedy about a love affair between an art dealer (Mr. Grant) and an art teacher (Jeanne Tripplehorn), whose father just happens to be a mobster.

Race winner thankful for cancer remission

Back-to-school fashion

Teen calendar
TODAY: Mary, a new disc by Mary J. Blige, hits stores. It features appearances by Lauryn Hill, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, K-Ci and Eric Clapton.

Report: Only three states cleared for Y2K troubles

Oregon utility pitches plan to turn closed nuclear plant into state park

Researcher builds aspirin-size Internet computer

Electronic ink offers new possibilities

E-auctions catching on

CDC says enhanced efforts needed to eliminate tuberculosis

Plutonium-powered spacecraft to zoom by Earth on way to Saturn