Braves notebook: Chipper made tough play look easy

GreenJackets win series opener

Weak bench could hurt Braves in postseason

Venezuela goes to bat for Aparicio

Cox won't call it a 'slump'

Braves notebook: Millwood could reach 20 wins

Nosedive continues for Braves

Braves rebound with 11-4 win

GreenJackets notebook: Red Sox's Gordon starts for Augusta

Owners discuss international play

GreenJackets not celebrating yet

Predictions often are incorrect

Additional business news
Airline employees protest purchase...Qualcomm stock gets boost...Government warns of Y2K abroad...Television program flees Floyd...British inflation hits 36-year low

Executive: A hospital will close
Augusta's tight health care market is going to get tighter. It's inevitable, one of the city's top health care executives told a business gathering Tuesday.

Local businesses are keeping an eye on Floyd

Business Golf 101 seminar
BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. -- When Professor Dan Weilbaker dons a golf cap and glove and grabs a putter for a lecture, he doesn't have to yell ''Fore!'' to get attention.

Survey: Internet tax opposed
NEW YORK -- A commission made up of government and business representatives that is studying how to tax purchases over the Internet could hit some heavy public opposition, judging from a survey released on the first day of the group's meeting in New York.

Local consumers miss benefits
A grass-roots organization trying to increase competition in the local phone business says consumers need to start getting more vocal.

3Com to spin off Palm Pilots
NEW YORK -- Wall Street investors are among the most loyal users of 3Com's popular Palm electronic organizer. But now they get to vote about how the gadget really stacks up against the competition.

Firm plans center near Army base
A local real estate developer is transforming a once trash-filled lot in south Richmond County into an upscale shopping center.

Survey: Internet tax opposed

3Com to spin off Palm Pilots

Local businesses are keeping an eye on Floyd
Like the rest of the Southeast, Augusta's business and industry leaders are keeping a watchful eye on Hurricane Floyd.

Local consumers miss benefits

Automakers focus on practicality at Frankfurt auto show
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Automakers unveiled a number of boxy family cars at the Frankfurt auto show Tuesday, offering a glimpse of Europe's automotive future that looks decidedly practical.

Firm plans center near Army base

Automakers focus on practicality at Frankfurt auto show

Executive: A hospital will close

Additional business news

Additional business news
Light trading leads to slight Dow drop...Hartsfield work to result in delays...Motorola courts cable box company...Sony sets PlayStation2 schedule

Business Golf 101 seminar

Additional business news

Jackets must move forward without Burns

Holtz may be telling truth about South Carolina

ACC/SEC players of the week

Georgia Southern players prepare for Oregon State

Tigers' Streeter honored

Tech anxious for defenders to return

Gators dump humble act for Vols

Adams leading Clemson's linebackers

Donnan claims he didn't single out USC's Abraham for dirty play

Vols now take big games in stride

Gamecocks hope to avoid third straight loss

Tide still looking to get the ball down field

Tuesday morning quarterback

St. Paul's stands the test of time
St. Paul's Episcopal Church is more than a place of worship. It's a window to Augusta's past.

Y2K bug lights up solar power
Chris Mueller says she's been concerned about the environmental impact of her own energy consumption for years, but it was the so-called millennium bug that prompted her to do something about it.

Supports 'clean' candidate for 2000

Pounces on distorted pope remarks

Clinton's smelly loan

Coddling terrorists

Approve A-NIC funds

Supports Cheek in south Augusta

Offers suggestion for grand jury

Tamale time
Has fall madness set in at your house? Are you ready for another season of drive-through dining and pizza delivery?

Bottoms up
The stout will flow and the lads will sing on Riverwalk Augusta this weekend.

In the know
As a prelude to Saturday's Miss America Pageant, each of the 51 contestants is profiled during Up Close & Personal ... The Search for Miss America 2000.

A breath of fresh air
Breathing. You figured you already had this down pat. But it turns out that thousands of Americans are attending classes and buying books to relearn this basic bodily function.

Product can get the stink out of athletic wear
In the never-ending quest to make America smell springtime fresh, scientists have found a way to keep sweaty clothes odor-free.

House of many memories
Atop a hill, under dangling Spanish moss, Katharine Colgan looked at her old family home, Kathwood Plantation.

Tattoo look doesn't have to be permanent
Sure, tattoos are a hot trend today, but fashion is fickle, so think about temporary beauty designs on the body. There are plenty of products for self-applications of mehndi designs, tattoos, body jewels and stenciled-on color. They're perfect for people of the here-today-gone-tomorrow mentality.

In the know
TV WEEK: Thanks to everyone who called and wrote to give us feedback on our new TV Week, the new 52-page television guide that premiered in The Chronicle on Sunday.

Pokemon show is still on the air and going strong
Are the children in your house suffering from Pokemon withdrawal? The animated series used to air at 8 a.m. weekdays on WFXG-TV (Channel 54). But the addition of the WB network as a cable station to Jones Intercable on Sept. 1 meant the local Fox affiliate could no longer offer the show.

Georgia player of the week

S.C. player of the week

Predictions often are incorrect
Don't think the way you are today is the way you'll always be.

Tattoo look doesn't have to be permanent

Product can get the stink out of athletic wear

Tamale time

House of many memories

Pokemon show is still on the air and going strong

A breath of fresh air

Bottoms up

In the know

Hundreds take free ride with Public Transit
Hundreds of people took a free ride on Augusta's public buses Monday -- turning the first day of Transit Week into more of a success than officials ever expected.

Georgia prepares for Floyd
National Guard called in to assist evacuations on coast; ships ordered out of Port of Savannah

Group votes on authority for medical center
Working closer with the Richmond County school system on a health sciences magnet school to steer children into health professions will be recommended by a joint study committee looking at regional health care in Augusta.

Simulators help train officers
As a woman poked her head in the driver's side window of her car, pulling out something from inside, Richmond County sheriff's Deputy Raymond Jones shot her in the chest.

Committee OKs improvement funds

Evacuees bring stories with them
People fleeing their coastal homes stopped Tuesday at the Georgia Welcome Center along Interstate 20 but found themselves unable to escape Hurricane Floyd's grasp.

Soldier reprimanded for fraternization

Autopsy of inmate awaited
AIKEN -- An autopsy will be performed today on an inmate who died Monday while in custody at the Aiken County Detention Center.

Evacuees bring stories with them

Pineda claims son was shot first
APPLING -- Mayra Juarez, the 15-year-old who made the initial 911 call the night she witnessed the deaths of three people last Thanksgiving, told jurors Tuesday that she never saw any of the victims pull a gun.

Evacuees head for Augusta
Local motels were booked, and area emergency officials kept their eye on the weather Monday as Hurricane Floyd churned toward the Southeast, promising to deliver a stronger punch to coastal Georgia and South Carolina than his predecessor, Hurricane Dennis.

Affirmative action supported
ATLANTA - The leader of Georgia's Senate Republicans broke with his party's traditional opposition to affirmative action Tuesday by announcing his support for retaining the University of Georgia's admissions policy of giving a preference to minority applicants.

Civic Center opened to evacuees

Candle of Hope helps charities
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Two local charities are already benefiting from proceeds The Keenan O'Mailia Candle of Hope Foundation has made in under a month.

Simulators help train officers

Residents stock up on water, generators
Augusta resident David Edlund stacked $1,000 worth of chain saws, sheets of plywood, flashlights and extension cords in the back of his pickup Tuesday.

Floyd expected to hit Tybee Island

Area briefs: Commissioner quits to take federal job
Columbia County Commissioner Lee Brooks said Tuesday he is quitting his post to take a new job with the federal government in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Anti-drug speaker Ex-coach tells of athletes' habits
AIKEN -- An Atlanta evangelist used comedy and tales of deadly consequences Monday in a schoolhouse challenge to Aiken teen-agers to ``take a stand against drugs and alcohol.''

Soldier reprimanded for fraternization
A Fort Gordon drill sergeant was reprimanded and reduced in rank after pleading guilty to charges of having improper relationships with female trainees during general court martial proceedings Tuesday.

Evacuees head for Augusta
Local motels were booked, and area emergency officials kept their eye on the weather Monday as Hurricane Floyd churned toward the Southeast, promising to deliver a stronger punch to coastal Georgia and South Carolina than his predecessor, Hurricane Dennis.

Defense says suspect acted
APPLING -- Jurors listened Monday to the frantic 911 call of 15-year-old Mayra Juarez just moments after her cousins, Prisca and Leonel Vazquez, were shot and killed in the yard of their mobile home last Thanksgiving.

Group rips plan to end race points
ATHENS, Ga. -- If the University of Georgia abolishes racial preferences in admissions, the school could revert to the days when most black students came mainly to play for the school's revenue sports, black leaders meeting in Athens said this weekend.

Affirmative action supported

Georgia prepares for Floyd

School closings

S.C. governor orders evacuation as Hurricane Floyd nears

S.C. governor orders evacuation as Hurricane Floyd nears
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Gov. Jim Hodges ordered a mandatory evacuation of as many as 800,000 people in coastal areas today as Hurricane Floyd aimed for South Carolina's coast, just a week shy of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo's destructive run through the state.

Stealing statute on hold
Augusta Commissioner Bill Kuhlke's attempt to make stealing from the city a mandatory firing offense for municipal employees didn't get to first base in a commission committee Monday.

Sprawls defeats incumbent
AIKEN -- With a voter turnout of 26.4 percent, District 3 challenger Don Sprawls ousted incumbent Karen Papouchado by 96 votes in Tuesday's Aiken City Council Republican primary.

Shelters open

Storms hitting inland can be deadly, costly
As coastal cities prepare for the ravages of Hurricane Floyd, inland residents as far north as North Carolina are also keeping a nervous eye on the weather. They no longer are as naive as they were a decade ago about the destruction storms can cause in the heart of a state.

School closings

Hurricane Safety Tips
If the effects of Hurricane Floyd reach the Augusta area with dire results, planning ahead may keep the family safe and more comfortable. Before bad weather strikes:

Pineda claims son was shot first

School closings
Due to the large number of evacuees along the Georgia and South Carolina coastline, following shelters are now open:

County to refuse request

Coastal Georgians head inland
Coastal Georgia residents jammed roads heading inland today as they fled Hurricane Floyd, which continued to churn in the Atlantic and threatened to hit Georgia with 125-mph winds.

Thurmond returns to Senate duties
U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond banged his gavel and brought the Senate to order at noon Monday, two hours after being released from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, where he spent the weekend.

Group rips plan to end race points

Evacuees head for Augusta

Stealing statute on hold

Grand jury proceedings offer little

Group votes on authority for medical center

St. Paul's stands the test of time

Hispanic population growing
COLUMBIA -- South Carolina's Hispanic community is growing, especially in rural areas, according to Census Bureau information that takes a detailed look at county-level population by race.

Math teacher files lawsuit against two students
SAVANNAH -- Some teachers stand students in the corner, others expel them from class or take points off their overall grade. Theodore Brown sues for $100 million.

Grand jury proceedings offer little
Augusta commissioners spent Tuesday afternoon waiting their turns to be called before the Richmond County grand jury.

Officials fear air quality plan won't restore highway funding
ATLANTA -- U.S. environmental officials are concerned that a plan the state must submit by Oct. 1 to improve air quality won't be tough enough to persuade the federal government to restore a major portion of Georgia's highway money.

Evacuees head for Augusta

Thurmond returns to Senate duties

Math teacher files lawsuit against two students

Anti-drug speaker Ex-coach tells of athletes' habits

Forecast prompts evacuation
Thousands of coastal Georgia residents fled inland Tuesday to escape the promised fury of Hurricane Floyd, jamming highways and filling hotels across Georgia and South Carolina. They abandoned homes and belongings under an incongruously blue sky in preparation for a monster of a storm that dwarfs any in recent memory.

Residents stock up on water, generators

Shelters open
Due to the large number of evacuees along the Georgia and South Carolina coastline, following shelters are now open:

Boat owners making best preparations possible

Floyd expected to hit Tybee Island
ATLANTA -- A change in course has sent Hurricane Floyd barreling toward coastal Georgia, where it is expected to whip up 125-mph winds in downtown Savannah late tonight and create a 15-to-20-foot storm surge along the coast.

Qualifying begins for commission race
Qualifying started Monday for seats on the Augusta Commission, with only one commissioner facing opponents in Nov. 2 elections and one not yet making his plans known.

Boat owners making best preparations possible
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Many boaters were working overtime yesterday to protect their vessels for the anticipated approach of Hurricane Floyd, but they probably realize better than most there's only so much anyone can do.

Land purchase approved
An Augusta Commission committee approved buying the final lot in the block adjacent to the historic Ezekiel Harris House on Broad Street with state grant money -- although they don't know what they will do with it, they said.

Coastal Georgians head inland

Area briefs: City Council races to be decided today
AIKEN -- Aiken City Councilwoman Karen Papouchado faces challenger Don Sprawls in the only contested race in today's city election.

Land purchase approved

Webster's retirement questioned
Stopping short of announcing his upcoming retirement, Richmond County Sheriff Charlie Webster told a civic club Monday that it's about time he be ``put out to pasture.''

Hodges orders evacuation
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Gov. Jim Hodges ordered a mandatory evacuation of as many as 800,000 people in coastal areas today as Hurricane Floyd aimed for South Carolina's coast, just a week shy of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo's destructive run through the state.

Storms hitting inland can be deadly, costly

Officers to receive new guns
AIKEN - In the coming weeks, Aiken Public Safety officers will be issued a more precise weapon -- .40-caliber Glocks strapped to their right hips.

Hispanic population growing

Residents demand board's resignation
A group of McDuffie County residents is accusing the county commission of financial mismanagement and wants the board members removed from office.

Hurricane Safety Tips

Judge rules woman was insane
An elderly Augusta woman whose gunshots damaged her neighbors' home and led to a nearly three-hour standoff with police in January was found innocent Monday by reason of insanity.

Hospitals prepare

Officers to receive new guns

Defense says suspect acted

Judge rules woman was insane

Residents demand board's resignation

Qualifying begins for commission race

County to refuse request
AIKEN -- No one actively involved in getting out the vote for the November video poker referendum should be allowed to work as a poll manager during the election, says James Hendrix, executive director of the South Carolina Election Commission.

School closings
Due to the large number of evacuees along the Georgia and South Carolina coastline, following shelters are now open:

Hodges orders evacuation

Civic Center opened to evacuees
The trail stops here for many people fleeing the wrath of Hurricane Floyd. Almost all of Augusta's 10 shelters filled Wednesday, causing city officials to open the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center to the thousands of people evacuating the coast.

Committee OKs improvement funds
An Augusta Commission committee on Monday approved $49,999 for start-up costs for Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp., but final approval must come from the full commission, which appears divided.

Y2K bug lights up solar power

Judges to rule on fees
ATLANTA -- Georgia's highest court is expected to rule by the end of March on whether a statewide law or a local one determines if Liberty County's tax commissioner can pay herself nearly $1 million in fees.

Area briefs: Commissioner quits to take federal job

Augusta area ready for Floyd
There's nothing left to do but wait. Preparations are complete for the impending arrival of Hurricane Floyd, local officials said. Maintenance crews are ready and waiting. Shelters are open.

Forecast prompts evacuation

Hospitals prepare
McKenzie Hamm slept on her side, oblivious to the monitors beeping around her and unaware she is on the run from a storm.

Area briefs: City Council races to be decided today

Falcons focus on Cowboys

Chandler might play next Monday

Dolphins spoil Elway's big night

Andersen tries to put missed kicks behind him

Beuerlein says cartilage damage won't sideline him

Mr. Louis Sheppard
AVERA, Ga. -- Mr. Louis ``Buddy'' Sheppard, 74, of 1162 Hattaway Road, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at Jefferson County Hospital.

Mr. Willie Mathis
Entered into rest Sunday, September 12, 1999, at Salem Nursing and Rehab Center. Mr. Willie Mathis of 2021 Scott Road. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Mr. Jack Arthur
Mr. Jack Norman Arthur, 71, of Augusta, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. James Shuster Jr.
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. James E. Shuster Jr., 45, of 30 Du Priest Circle, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Lillie Stiefel
AIKEN -- Mrs. Lillie Mae Pope Stiefel died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at the Pepper Hill Nursing Center.

Dalvon Young
AIKEN -- Dalvon Devron Young, infant son of Travis Young and Sherry V. Cade, of 7 Ridgecrest Road, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, in Edgefield County.

Mrs. Katherine Tapley
Mrs. Katherine TapleyNORRISTOWN, Ga. -- Mrs. Katherine Hall Tapley, 73, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at Memorial Medical Center, Savannah.

Mr. William Hopper
ROME, Ga. -- Mr. William F. ``Bill'' Hopper, 85, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999.

Mrs. Johnnie Towler
Mrs. Johnnie Mae Towler, 84, of Augusta, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Nelson Guzman
WILLISTON, S.C. -- Mr. Nelson Guzman, 37, of 15572 Aiken Road, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999.

Mr. John Read Sr.
ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Mr. John McArthur Read Sr., 87, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999.

Mr. Richard Richeson Sr.
Mr. Richard L. Richeson Sr., 71, of 3602 Elliott Blvd., died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon.

Mrs. LaWanna Eubanks
Mrs. LaWanna Gay Eubanks, 76, of 467 Lawrence Drive, Evans, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at University Hospital.

Ms. Anne Stewart
Ms. Anne Lazenby Stewart, 74, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Annie Rhodes
TENNILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Annie L. Rhodes, 51, of 527 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at Washington County Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Inez Anderson
Mrs. Inez Doe Anderson, 71, of 2526 Milledgeville Road, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Carrie Mims
AIKEN -- Mrs. Carrie Hall Mims, 78, of 1512A Hampton Ave. N.W., died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Mary Clem
Mrs. Mary Rahn Clem, 77, of 403 N. Belair Road, Evans, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. John Lord Jr.
Mr. John E. Lord Jr., 78, of 1931 Division St., died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Cora Hinton
JASPER, Fla. -- Mrs. Cora Hinton, 92, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at Trinity Community Hospital.

Mr. Earl Bowdry
BRONX, N.Y. -- Mr. Earl Bowdry, of 1590 Undercliff Ave., died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999.

Mrs. Ida Hall
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Mrs. Ida Mae Swint Hall, 76, of 550 Green Ave., died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, New York.

Mrs. Dorothy Gay
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Dorothy Wood Gay, 83, of 115 Brentwood Lane, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at Brentwood Terrace Health Center.

Mr. George May III
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. George May III, 63, of 3104 Grange Road, died at his residence.

Mr. James Grice
AIKEN -- Mr. James Raymond Grice, 75, of 1413 Audobon Drive, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center.

Mr. James Brown
McCORMICK, S.C. -- Mr. James Warren Brown, 66, of 203 Windwood Point, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Nancy Johnson
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mrs. Nancy Beck Johnson, 64, of 661 Hempstead Place, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center.

Mrs. Nell Bowden
Mrs. Nell Bowden, 79, of Augusta, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at Kentwood Nursing Home.

Mr. Paul Smith Sr.
SPRINGFIELD, S.C. -- Mr. Paul N. Smith Sr., 81, of 115 Louisiana St., died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Hubert Brady Jr.
Mr. Hubert Leonard Brady Jr., 80, of Augusta, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Mr. Paul Cumston
THOMSON -- Mr. Paul Edward Cumston, 65, of 447 Lakewood Drive, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Mr. Robert Smith
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Robert Marion Smith, of 203 Springwood Court, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Ruth Bussey
Mrs. Ruth Hammonds Bussey, 68, of 1415 Jackson Road, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Inez Anderson

Mr. Paul Smith Sr.

Mr. Hubert Brady Jr.

Mrs. Lillie Stiefel

Mr. John Lord Jr.

Mr. James Grice

Mr. Richard Richeson Sr.

Mrs. Nell Bowden

Mrs. Cora Hinton

Mr. James Brown

Mr. Robert Smith

Mr. Louis Sheppard

Ms. Anne Stewart

Mrs. Ruth Bussey

Mr. James Shuster Jr.

Mrs. LaWanna Eubanks

Dalvon Young

Mr. John Read Sr.

Mrs. Carrie Mims

Mr. Jack Arthur

Mr. Earl Bowdry

Mr. George May III

Mr. Paul Cumston

Mrs. Johnnie Towler

Mrs. Katherine Tapley

Mr. Willie Mathis

Denise Moraetes: Boxing club's goal is to keep kids off the streets, teach discipline, respect
IT IS SAD that Vernon Forrest (column, Sept. 9) has been given a forum to air falsehoods and opinions with one hope in mind -- to attempt to ruin the community's not-for-profit community boxing program, the Augusta Boxing Club. This club put Mr. Forrest on the path to his current status as a professional athlete.

Offers suggestion for grand jury
According to the Sept. 9 Chronicle, the grand jury subpoenaed all the Augusta commissioners to appear Sept. 14. For some reason the grand jury is unwilling to comment on the reason for the appearance. William R. Blount, Augusta

Slams canceled meeting at Glenn Hills
It's interesting that the Richmond County Board of Education has suddenly canceled its scheduled meeting which was to be held at Glenn Hills High School on Sept. 14. Helen Minchew, Augusta

Supports 'clean' candidate for 2000
In view of the recent Iowa straw poll, I find it interesting to read that Republican candidate Gary Bauer came in fourth place.That's very exciting news.... Barbara Page, Tennille

Elton John coup
It used to be that if you wanted a ticket to a major entertainment or sporting event, you could be sure to get a good seat by getting to the box office early and having the patience to wait in line for hours, even days, if necessary.

Backs student 'freedom of expression'
As a parent of one former and one present Columbia County student, I strongly resent the insinuations in the Sept. 8 editorial ``Dress code whiners.'' The editorial seems to be judging Breonne DeDecker based on her appearance and then shoveling the ``problem'' onto the parents. Cathy Black, Grovetown

Supports Cheek in south Augusta
I am pleased to learn of Andy Cheek's intention to run for the District 6 Augusta Commission seat. b>Samuel L. Corley, Augusta

Raps delay in ASU student aid checks
I am a full time student at Augusta State University and have been for several years. I work part time and I am a single mother. Amy Cooper, Augusta

Cut Indonesian aid!
In 1975 it was then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger who convinced President Gerald Ford (who didn't even know Poland was occupied by the Soviet Army) that the U.S. should not only wink at the brutal Indonesian occupation of East Timor island, but even send arms to Indonesia's army to help in a systematic slaughter on the island. Since then, hundreds of thousands of islanders have been murdered by Indonesia's military.

Coddling terrorists
Even though it has been known for weeks that President Clinton offered clemency to 16 Puerto Rican terrorists, and for several days that most would accept, it is still mind-boggling to realize 14 have actually been freed and are now pushing their radical ``independence'' agenda on television network interview shows.

Clinton's smelly loan
Where's David Bonior when you need him? The Democrat minority whip from Michigan accused then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., in the mid-'90s of being a crook for accepting and then giving back a multi-million dollar book advance.

Approve A-NIC funds
Let there be no mistake. The Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp. is a much-needed public-private partnership that is well positioned to do a lot to improve the living conditions and quality of life for our community.

Pounces on distorted pope remarks
Well done, Wormwood. Your latest media blitz went beyond clever and masterful. It was down right diabolical! Imagine -- having the major news agencies misquote the pope as saying there is no hell. Kathy Edry, Augusta

Calls budget surplus `magic trick'
If you think that David Copperfield making an elephant disappear was a good magic trick, ``You ain't seen nuthin' yet.'' Congress can make a surplus disappear so fast that the American people won't even know we had one; if we ever get a surplus, that is. b>Richard Amundson, Augusta

Denise Moraetes: Boxing club's goal is to keep kids off the streets, teach discipline, respect
IT IS SAD that Vernon Forrest (column, Sept. 9) has been given a forum to air falsehoods and opinions with one hope in mind -- to attempt to ruin the community's not-for-profit community boxing program, the Augusta Boxing Club. This club put Mr. Forrest on the path to his current status as a professional athlete.

New commissioner eyes future

Overtime: Cally Gault to be inducted into SAC hall

National golf group attempts to raise level of youth golf coaches

Overtime: Jags' Elson is winner at Kiawah Island

Russell stands alone on ESPN's list of athletes

Floyd's presence impacts regional events

Golfer finally gets her ring

Blowers craft glass for SRS
In the name of science, Curt Sexton and Gary Dobos practice one of the world's oldest arts. They spend their days at Savannah River Site's research and development lab, surrounded by examples of their work -- elaborate, delicate contraptions with tubes that twist in perfect spirals and pour spouts fashioned to prevent any spills.

Leg pain may indicate serious problem
WASHINGTON -- Do your lower legs hurt after you walk a few blocks? Are they sometimes numb, tingly or cold?

Web sites offer romances with inmates
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Robin Lunceford is looking for that special someone. Her personal ad on the Internet reads like a dream:

NASA braces for Hurricane Floyd
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's four space shuttles were at risk as the agency braced Monday for Hurricane Floyd, a storm powerful enough to wipe out its launch pads and hangars.

New research: Lack of circumcision linked to AIDS spread
LUSAKA, Zambia -- Since the rise of AIDS in Africa 15 years ago, researchers have been baffled by the wide disparity in infection rates from city to city.

Company admits to selling missile technology
PHILADELPHIA -- A Pennsylvania company agreed Monday to plead guilty to illegally giving China technology that could help improve the accuracy of missiles.

Motorola in talks to buy General Instrument
NEW YORK -- Motorola Inc. is in talks to acquire General Instrument Corp., and Wall Street is expecting other bids to emerge for the leading provider of cable TV set-top boxes.

Study may show how cocaine triggers heart attacks
CHICAGO -- Cocaine use can promote blood clotting, which may explain how the drug triggers heart attacks in its users, according to a new study.

Space Center workers riding out storm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Eighty workers volunteered to stay behind at the evacuated Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday to ride out Hurricane Floyd, which NASA feared could destroy the launch pads and shuttle hangars.

Microsoft makes its move into e-commerce
SAN FRANCISCO -- Microsoft Corp. on Monday unveiled details of its Windows DNA 2000 software, putting its sizable influence behind an effort to allow developers to write software that can help companies more easily exchange data and conduct electronic commerce.

Brazilian automakers going back to alcohol-run cars
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Brazilian car manufacturers, looking to boost slumping sales, are returning to the alcohol-fueled cars that used to dominate Brazil's highways.

Adviceline: Lies won't help girlkeep her boyfriend
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I lied to my boyfriend and told him I was pregnant, and now I don't know what to do. -- 16-year-old girl, Augusta

Your style

Teen travails

Teen board members ready for work
Introducing the 1999-2000 Xtreme Teen Board:

Adviceline: Lies won't help girlkeep her boyfriend

Your style
Brianna Smith, 16, a junior at Wardlaw Academy in Edgefield, S.C.

Teen travails
Xtreme can't be ``stuff for teens'' without teen-agers. It's like a sports section without athletes.

Teen board members ready for work

New research: Lack of circumcision linked to AIDS spread

Web sites offer romances with inmates

Study may show how cocaine triggers heart attacks

NASA braces for Hurricane Floyd

Blowers craft glass for SRS

Leg pain may indicate serious problem

Motorola in talks to buy General Instrument

Company admits to selling missile technology

Microsoft makes its move into e-commerce