Mets top Phillies 8-6

McGwire hits 57th, 58th homers

McGuire homer spoils perfect game

Novel concept: Braves in a division race

Millwood delivers victory for Braves

Meaningful games produce excitement

Sosa: 61 and counting

Attorneys seek to question Schott about racial views

A big league rookie thrives at 35

Jordan may sit out rest of season

Ford to join with Microsoft to take orders online
SAN FRANCISCO -- New car buyers looking for a Ford will be able to buy exactly the car they want, using the Web to choose the paint color, upholstery, stereo system and other details, under a joint venture between Ford Motor Co. and Microsoft Corp.

State of emergency to remain in effect
Floyd may be gone, but Georgia is still under a state of emergency and will continue to be for at least three more weeks.

Entrepreneur commended

Additional business news

Additional business news
Wal-Mart tries computer repair...OPEC decision may raise prices...Quaker Oats to cut jobs...

Banks look for money to lend

Entrepreneur commended
A 29-year-old graphic artist who launched a specialty printing business out of her parents' basement was recognized Monday for her entrepreneurial efforts in North Augusta.

Ford to join with Microsoft to take orders online

Banks look for money to lend
ATLANTA -- Although the economy is booming, it's not putting money in the bank, so to speak, forcing some bankers to look for outside sources of funds to meet growing loan demands, according to a new government analysis.

Young Tech players get chance to shine

Tuesday morning quarterback

College notes: Bockrath leaving Alabama AD job

Holtz says he has no idea when USC will turn corner

Irish continue slide with anemic running game

LSU takes painful loss in first SEC game

Nothing changes for Gamecocks

Coaches, Dayne say ankle is fine

Mistake-prone Gators survive

Chicago Seven trial was a circus
CHICAGO -- Defense attorneys were thrown in jail. One defendant was chained and gagged while others pranced through the courthouse in judicial robes, praising sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Beat poet Allen Ginsberg bellowed ``Hare Krishna'' from the witness stand.

Park Service OKs farm restoration
ARCHERY, Ga. -- Just in time for former President Jimmy Carter's 75th birthday, the National Park service has awarded an $887,000 contract to a Columbus firm to complete restoration of his boyhood farm.

Carter keeps too busy to retire
ATLANTA -- For someone who claims to be slowing down, Jimmy Carter keeps up a schedule that leaves little time for getting old.

Take refund pledge!

Clarifies facts in Australia's gun program

Backs Richmond's school uniforms

Dislikes display of Confederate flag

Vows to protect Confederate heritage

Defends school superintendent's action

Bad S.C. poll advice

Hits values clarification over violence

Finds fault with Latin translation

Urges religious instruction for kids

Offers thoughts on school dress codes

Don't take 'freebies'

Grand jury: Fine job

New on the tube
Like the major networks, local TV stations are adjusting their program lineups for the new fall season.

Video Game Review
He's small, he's yellow -- and he packs a wallop. No, it's not Mini-Me with jaundice and an Uzi. It's Tiny Tank.

'Spooky Mansion' software includes riddles and activities
Ten-year-olds play with educational software while adults merely pay for it -- a natural division of activity, since a lot of the stuff is beyond adult brainpower.

In the know
TV TODAY: You may have trouble deciding what to watch tonight. Several returning series resolve cliff-ending finales from last season:

Josey, Statesboro to play key game

Josey blanks Statesboro

Rebuilding for Laney has believers

'Spooky Mansion' software includes riddles and activities

In the know

New on the tube

City NAACP celebrates anniversary
NEW ELLENTON -- Aiken's NAACP branch celebrated its 81st anniversary Sunday with a call to members to continue standing up for the oppressed.

Wagon weather

Deputies endure pepper spray training
Michael Humphreys may as well have set his head on fire. A brand new Richmond County sheriff's officer, Deputy Humphreys went through one of the most difficult aspects of police training last week: pepper spray training.

Auditor hired for 2nd term

Family land may become Superfund site

School official still works after arrest
A school administrator, arrested for shoplifting this summer, will continue working for the Richmond County School system.

Bauble browsing
Jana Dunaway and her son Jesse, 11, and daughter Emily, 7, look over stained and blown glassware Sunday afternoon at The Greater Augusta Arts Council's Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival at Riverwalk Augusta.

60 people from area aboard ship
Dozens of local residents chose to spend their vacation on a cruise ship. But it was the wrong one.

Authority will seek more land
The Augusta Canal Authority has expanded the amount of private undeveloped land it hopes to acquire between River Watch Parkway and Interstate 20.

18-wheelers collide
An 18-wheeler traveling eastbound on Interstate 20 near the Appling-Harlem exit lost control after hitting a car in the rear and jackknifing into the path of another 18-wheeler behind it. The second truck struck a car and hit the first truck head on. There were no serious injuries.

Jury sentences man to life for slayings
MACON -- A jury has sentenced a 26-year-old Hinesville man to life in prison for killing six people in one of Georgia's worst mass murders.

Tax to expire
For nearly three years, members of the Columbia County Library Board of Trustees have dreamed of a new, modern library.

Authority will seek more land

Specifics are wanted
City officials asked Monday for more investigation of a Richmond County grand jury's allegations of waste and wrongdoing in Augusta government.

Family land may become Superfund site
WILLISTON, S.C. -- David Dortch has fond childhood memories of helping his father farm the sandy soil on their Barnwell County land.

Father wounded by 3-year-old daughter
A Burke County man was hospitalized Monday after being shot by his 3-year-old daughter, police said.

Across the area
City commissioner rests leg in bed ... Firefighters contain brush blaze ... State puts counties on fire alert

Suspect gets new attorneys
AIKEN -- William ``Junior'' Downs, the man accused of sexually assaulting and strangling a North Augusta kindergartner, has been appointed new attorneys to represent him in the death penalty case against him.

Feud ends in shooting death of 19-year-old
A 19-year-old Augusta man was killed Monday afternoon, after apparently being shot with his own gun, police said.

Ordinance aims to extend complaint-filing period
AIKEN -- Employees of Aiken County have to move quickly if they think they have been treated unfairly on the job.

Aiken doctor faces malpractice suit

Zippy Mart suspect's new trial denied
AIKEN -- A judge has denied a new trial for an inmate tied to the 20-year-old Zippy Mart murders.

Taking over the flock

University's female faculty on the rise
ATHENS, Ga. -- Most University of Georgia students are women, but on the faculty, men outnumber women by a 3-1 ratio.

Deputies endure pepper spray training

Official donates personal papers to school
ATHENS, Ga. -- In researching his book, A Story Untold: Black Men and Women in Athens, Michael Thurmond rooted through paper bags, peeked under beds and sifted through dusty boxes at friends' homes in a hunt for memorabilia.

Jury selection in murder trial to begin

Auditor hired for 2nd term
The North Augusta City Council voted Monday to rehire an Augusta accounting firm to audit the city's finances.

Jury selection in murder trial to begin
Two years after a Richmond County Board of Education public safety officer was gunned down, the trial of the young man accused of killing him starts today.

Area briefs: Augusta takes part in gun lock program
After the recent success of a similar local program, Augusta will be one of six cities helping launch a national program focused on giving away gun locks to increase firearm safety.

Minority health agency reorganizing
ATLANTA -- When Gov. Roy Barnes and Georgia lawmakers formed the state Department of Community Health this year, much of the publicity was on creation of an Office of Women's Health in the new department.

Official donates personal papers to school

Wagon weather
Chuck Culpepper pulls his daughter Hannah, 3, in a wagon Sunday afternoon along North Augusta's Greeneway at Riverview Park.

Landfill fire concerns residents

Taking over the flock
The Rev. David Hunter Sr. (left) receives congratulations from the Rev. Ronald B. Warren after the Rev. Hunter's installation Sunday as pastor of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 825 Greene St., in downtown Augusta.

Rainy Monday accidents

Home front: Parent honored in fight against homelessness
Ron Kellogg's legs pumped up and down on his bike, dodging cars on Bobby Jones Expressway and Washington Road. His only thought was Michael and keeping him out of the Salvation Army homeless shelter.

Landfill fire concerns residents
THOMSON -- Joseph Sweatman has been standing vigil -- some nights until 4 a.m. -- to make sure an underground fire in a dormant industrial landfill doesn't ignite his family's hay.

60 people from area aboard ship

Carter keeps too busy to retire

Jurors familiar with case
Most already had heard or read about the slaying of school safety officer Michael Stephenson, but on Monday, when they reported for jury duty, not one said he had an opinion as to Bryan Williams' guilt or innocence.

Father wounded by 3-year-old daughter

Aiken voter registration on increase
AIKEN -- Voter registration is increasing in Aiken County and throughout South Carolina, topping registration for 1998 statewide elections, as voters prepare to cast ballots in a controversial video-poker referendum.

Tax to expire

18-wheelers collide

University's female faculty on the rise

City NAACP celebrates anniversary

School official still works after arrest

Specifics are wanted

Area briefs: Augusta takes part in gun lock program

Bauble browsing

Minority donors needed

Georgia forests listed among tainted lands

Across the area

Georgia forests listed among tainted lands
WASHINGTON -- Look closely at the Environmental Protection Agency's list of pollution-impaired waterways in Georgia and you'll find about 100 miles in federal forests and wilderness areas -- those supposedly pristine sanctuaries set aside to preserve the natural world.

Home front: Parent honored in fight against homelessness

Minority donors needed
Ho Young Jeon is not only battling leukemia and the odds against finding someone to give him bone marrow, he is also fighting the state.

Minority health agency reorganizing

Rainy Monday accidents
Above, Bill Lewis talks with his wife, Teresa, after arriving at the scene of an accident she was involved in on U.S. Highway 1 North. Mrs. Lewis' car struck an automobile that stopped to observe an accidentin the southbound lane, police said.

Chicago Seven trial was a circus

Aiken doctor faces malpractice suit
AIKEN -- An Aiken doctor named in eight lawsuits since 1990 is being sued again, this time by a Barnwell County man who says the neurosurgeon performed unnecessary spinal surgery that disabled him.

Feud ends in shooting death of 19-year-old

Panthers fall to Jaguars

Falcons, Cowboys trying to regain respect

Lions maul Packers

Can this finally be parity?

Graziani to call plays against Cowboys

Niners scrambling to better protect Young

Raiders beat Vikings 22-17

NFL Briefs

Patriots stun Colts

A memory drives a Cowboys' lineman

Redskins topple Giants

Falcons lose game, Anderson

Falcons hold back Chandler

Dolphins top Cardinals 19-16

Ms. Catherine Mack
Ms. Catherine Mack, 68, of 114 Ellis St., died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Harold Fail
OLAR, S.C. -- Mr. Harold Eugene Fail, 74, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999.

Mrs. Grace Peebles
ATHENS, Ga. -- Mrs. Grace Hatten Peebles, 81, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital.

Mrs. Anne Sisson
WASHINGTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Anne Floyd Sisson, 67, of 319 N. Elijah Clark Drive, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Helen Bostian
Mrs. Helen Lomax Bostian, of Augusta, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999.

Mr. Robert Winn Jr.
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Mr. Robert E. ``Bobby'' Winn Jr., 63, of 1263 Holloway Road, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, at Athens Regional Hospital.

Mrs. Alice Williams
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Mrs. Alice Williams, 75, of 113-71 N.W. 35th St., died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999.

Mrs. Mary Grace Wilson
Mrs. Mary Grace Wilson, 73, of 2085 Heckle St., died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Jerry Bryant Jr.
MILLEN, Ga. -- Mr. Jerry Lee Bryant Jr., 60, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Mary Wilson
Mrs. Mary Grace Wilson, 73, of 2085 Heckle St., died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Malcolm Pendleton Jr.
AIKEN -- Mr. Malcolm David Pendleton Jr., of 117 Dewberry Lane, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at Carriage Hills Plantation Health Care.

Mr. Joseph Michael Petty Sr.
TRENTON, S.C. -- Mr. Joseph Michael Petty Sr., 74, of 604 Woodyard Road, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Charles Arrington
STAPLETON, Ga. -- Mr. Charles Arrington, 70, of 5249 W. Able St., died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Janie Dubroc
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mrs. Janie Bates Dubroc, 98, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at Windemere Nursing Home, Augusta.

Mrs. Carolyn Cobb
HARLEM -- Mrs. Carolyn E. Cobb, 74, of 170 Stone S., died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at Lake Crossing Health Center, Appling.

Mrs. Dorothy Lanier
MILLEN, Ga. -- Mrs. Dorothy Hickman ``Dot'' Lanier, 80, of 329 Virginia Ave., died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Evie Bussell
WARTHEN, Ga. -- Mrs. Evie Irene Bussell, 85, of Bussell Road, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at her residence.

Miss Veronica Pope
HEPHZIBAH -- Miss Veronica Delores Pope, 36, of 4212 Bath-Edie Road, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Emma Sandefur
Mrs. Emma Lee Sandefur, 76, of 3606 Lexington Drive, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Ebenezer Lewis
EGG HARBOR CITY, N.J. -- Mr. Ebenezer Lewis, 90, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999.

Mr. Johnny Cummings
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Johnny Mathis Cummings, 49, of 401 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, in Milledgeville.

Mr. Malcolm Pendleton Jr.

Mr. Charles Arrington

Mr. Ebenezer Lewis

Mr. Jerry Bryant Jr.

Mr. Joseph Michael Petty Sr.

Mrs. Janie Dubroc

Mrs. Helen Bostian

Mrs. Evie Bussell

Mrs. Carolyn Cobb

Mrs. Alice Williams

Ms. Catherine Mack

Mr. Johnny Cummings

Mrs. Anne Sisson

Mrs. Mary Grace Wilson

Mr. Harold Fail

Mrs. Grace Peebles

Mrs. Mary Wilson

Don't take 'freebies'
Better late than not at all. That's our take on Augusta Mayor Bob Young's belated decision to turn down OMI's offer to pay for his $678.40 airline ticket to San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the U.S. Conference of Mayors in October.

Offers thoughts on school dress codes
Several random observations: If Richmond and Columbia counties need poster boys for their dress codes, I have two: Columbine High School's Dylan Kleebold and Eric Harris. No hip-hop, baggy pants for them, no sir. Dave Stewart, Grovetown

Finds fault with Latin translation
Vestra culpa, vestra maxima culpa! (Your fault, your very great fault!) On Sept. 9 (a.d. V. Id. Sept. MCMXCIX), you stated in your news article on the significance of the number nine that the Latin word for nine is novum. Franklin Kennedy, Augusta

Dislikes display of Confederate flag
Re ``Salley man backs Confederate flag'' (news article, Sept. 12): I guess I'm just confused. But why would anyone want to re-enact a war that they lost. William Sanders, Augusta

Urges religious instruction for kids
After observing the home, church and school for over 50 years, I believe the home is first; the church is second; the school is third. ... Claudia Coursey, North Augusta

Backs Richmond's school uniforms
I am in support of School Superintendent Charles Larke and (the requirement for student uniforms) in the Richmond County School system. Loraine Williams, Augusta

Clarifies facts in Australia's gun program
On Sept. 5 you published a letter from Billy B. Jones, captioned ``Claims Australia's gun program fails.'' It is necessary to correct some of the letter's many inaccuracies and distortions. Lionel P. Solursh, Martinez

Vows to protect Confederate heritage
This is in reply to Wesley Ellis' article on black Americans who died in the Confederate army, serving under the Confederate flag for a cause they believed in. I completely agree with him on the outside organizations that are threatening South Carolina -- now the hot spot on the Confederate flag issue. Jerry B. Adams, Martinez

Bribing North Korea
It has been clear throughout the '90s that Clinton administration policy toward North Korea is to appease and Pyongyang's policy toward the U.S. is to play the extortion game. It's got to stop.

Supports high school dress codes
Over the last few weeks I have had the opportunity to read two separate pieces involving the dress code for high schools. One was from a young man at Evans High School and now one from a young girl at Greenbrier High School. Terry Newton, Augusta

Bad S.C. poll advice
The Aiken County Election Commission is to be commended for voting unanimously not to comply with what appears to be an ill-advised recommendation by the director of the state Election Commission, James Hendrix.

Take refund pledge!
Last spring this newspaper took a strong stand on behalf of two taxpayers who were swindled by a majority on the Augusta Commission and their attorney Jim Wall.

Job recruitment coup
Hurricane Floyd last week blew attention away from some very good economic news -- namely Baltimore-based SITEL Corp.'s announcement that it's opening a call center in Augusta by Nov. 15 that will need up to 300 employees and by next spring possibly 300 more.

Backs criticism of Lakeside principal
I read with much interest the item a mother wrote about the unbalanced program at Lakeside High School. She is very correct. Principal Julius McAnnally's only interest is how he can bestow more honors, plaques and posters for himself and the school he occupies. Debbie Guida, Evans

Grand jury: Fine job
You know the Richmond County civil grand jury that completed its investigation last week into local government did a good job because several Augusta commissioners, plus Mayor Bob Young, complained about the jury's ``citizens' alert.'' They charge the report is unfair and lacks specificity.

Defends school superintendent's action
One of the most disappointing responsibilities of being Richmond County's superintendent, according to Dr. Charles G. Larke, involves asking for the resignation of an employee. In many cases, it is because the employee has demonstrated a complete disregard of reasonable and acceptable professional behavior. Donald B. Porter, Augusta

Hits values clarification over violence
Many have written about school violence since the Columbine High School shooting, yet parents refuse to acknowledge that for the past 25 years public education's dogma emphasized ``values clarification,'' which teaches children to reject old moral and ethical standards, make their own choices and assemble their own value systems. Richard E. Hogue, Grovetown

Thrashers forward receives more than 100 stitches in face

Stewart had plenty of gas, not much motor

Nemechek dedicates win to brother

Quick work for Faxon, and a B.C. Open title

Overtime: Youth hockey league slated at Ice Forum

Firey Crenshaw oversees America's Ryder Cup

Coble has hometown advantage

Davenport wins as U.S. team clinches Fed Cup title

The Country Club is rich in golf history

Thrashers rip Devils 6-1

Overtime: Johnson-led Thrashers edge Canes

Dunleavy says Blazers will be even better next season

Trinidad's win surprises De La Hoya

Official: No tests done on plutonium exposure
PADUCAH, Ky. -- A recommendation 14 years ago that workers at a uranium processing plant be studied for exposure to highly radioactive plutonium was apparently never followed, a U.S. Department of Energy spokesman says.

Study offers hope for severe multiple sclerosis patients
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Neurologists at the Mayo Clinic say a new type of treatment for multiple sclerosis could offer hope for people whose severe attacks don't respond to traditional methods.

British restaurants will have to identify genetically modified food
LONDON -- British food establishments, from restaurants and pubs to caterers, will have to tell customers which of their dishes contain genetically modified ingredients under a new law that goes into effect Sunday.

Major e-commerce companies pool auction sites
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Microsoft, Dell Computer and nearly 100 other companies are banding together to challenge eBay Inc.'s dominance of the Internet auction industry by pooling their listings and bids.

Farmers losing seed varieties worldwide
WASHINGTON -- With thousands of plant species nearing extinction, the world's farmers are losing valuable crop alternatives. In the United States, more than 80 percent of seed varieties sold a century ago no longer are available, according to a report released Saturday.

Farmers losing seed varieties worldwide
WASHINGTON -- With thousands of plant species nearing extinction, the world's farmers are losing valuable crop alternatives. In the United States, more than 80 percent of seed varieties sold a century ago no longer are available, according to a report released Saturday.

There's more to Internet than the Web
Web this. Web that. Sometimes you'd think the World Wide Web had swallowed up the entire Internet.

New role found for tribal healers in fighting AIDS in Africa
LUSAKA, Zambia -- African traditional healers -- though sometimes blamed for spreading AIDS through unsanitary practices or prescribing a sex-with-virgins cure -- are gaining new prominence in the medical community as a weapon against the disease.

Energy Department getting experimental car for testing
WASHINGTON -- Government engineers soon will get to test a family-sized experimental car from Ford Motor Co. that is powered by a diesel-electric engine and can run for 60 miles on a gallon of gas -- double the distance of a typical car.

ISP and ASP explained
Q: On the radio you talked about ASP -- didn't you mean ISP?

French government investigates Microsoft
PARIS -- The French Finance Ministry said Friday its antitrust, fraud, and market surveillance agencies are investigating complaints about the business practices of U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp.

Your style

Rock 'n' roll fantasy
Polished and proud, the band Solemn is ready to unleash its new sound. The five members of the band -- four of whom are high school students in Columbia County -- took six months off to get their sound together.

Atlanta band goes big time with Bush

Your style
Rachel Chastain, 14, a freshman at the Academy of Richmond County.

Adviceline: Feelings of depression can be treated by doctors

Rock 'n' roll fantasy
Polished and proud, the band Solemn is ready to unleash its new sound. The five members of the band -- four of whom are high school students in Columbia County -- took six months off to get their sound together.

Rock 'n' roll fantasy

Atlanta band goes big time with Bush
Native Augustan Marc Tompkins is already a Billionaire.

Rock 'n' roll fantasy

Adviceline: Feelings of depression can be treated by doctors
I guess for the last couple of years I've been really depressed. Every day it's a constant battle for me to try to pull out of it, but every time something kind of drops me back down. Everyone tells me you start each day the way you want to, but for some reason I just can't buy that -- it's not that easy. -- 19-year-old woman, Augusta

There's more to Internet than the Web

Major e-commerce companies pool auction sites

Official: No tests done on plutonium exposure

ISP and ASP explained

Farmers losing seed varieties worldwide

New role found for tribal healers in fighting AIDS in Africa

French government investigates Microsoft

Study offers hope for severe multiple sclerosis patients

Farmers losing seed varieties worldwide

Energy Department getting experimental car for testing