Yanks blank Rangers, enter AL series

Mets face Braves in NL series

Yankees remain a dominant team

Red Sox crush Indians 23-7

Braves notebook

Burba's injury puts Indian in pitching bind

Braves advance to NL championship

Benitez will be fined by Mets for late arrival

Learning lessons of money

Internet to affect shopping in the 21st century
Welcome to shopping in the 21st century, where how you buy is as important as what you buy.

Overtime a foreign concept

Analysts debate decreased cash flow into mutual funds
NEW YORK -- The amount of money invested in mutual funds in the first eight months of 1999 was down 15 percent from the first eight months of 1998. Through August of 1999, investors had put $112 billion into mutual funds, down from $132.3 billion a year earlier.

News briefs

On the move
Nicole Carter and Mary Ribble have joined the staff of Cleveland & Anderson as accountants.

Internet to affect shopping in the 21st century

Merger will create second-largest firm
A local law firm's merger with a prominent Savannah practice will create the second-largest law firm in Augusta.

Merger will create second-largest firm

Overtime a foreign concept
MILAN, Italy -- Vittorio Giulini manages three clothing factories, oversees 300 employees and leads a national trade group of fashion manufacturers.

Business briefs: Goodwill Industries honored
Goodwill Industries has been named Employer of the Year by the Mayor's Committee for Employment of Persons with Disabilities Inc.

News briefs
Halloween is becoming a bigger holiday for American families, and their Halloween budgets are growing accordingly.

Business briefs: Goodwill Industries honored

Analysts debate decreased cash flow into mutual funds

Hamilton avoids Heisman hype

Tigers' offense collapses in second half

Vols' pass rush muzzled Dogs

Spartans could be majoring in history

Georgia Southern runs away with game

Tech rallies for win over N. Carolina

Injuries mount for Bulldogs

Kentucky runs over S. Carolina

S.C. State rallies in final two seconds

Georgia notes: Bulldogs lost more than than a game to Tennessee

Tech notes: Hamilton came through with TD drive at end

Florida St. defeats Miami

A look at the 20th Century: 1979
As the 1970s came to a close, one of the world's most notorious serial killers was put behind bars, Mother Teresa received the Nobel Peace Prize for helping the poor and America lost a bigger-than-life movie hero.

Photos of the century
Wars are fought. Statesmen die. Buildings fall. Communities rise.

Freeze Clinton's nominees

Decries sentence in Williams case

Defends Jesse's anti-Christian remarks

Phil Kent: Run, Andy, run; hush, Linda and Rusty, hush

Argues the validity of creationism

Let parents do job

Wants Confederate flag taken down

Considers schools' uniform policy

Says defeat of video poker won't affect lottery

Ponders school' uniform policy

Sees uniform flap hurting students

Blasts pro-evolution publication

Motel gouging?

Calls abortion the 'Silent Holocaust'

Backs mandatory student uniforms

Tales of fairies have fascinating appeal 100
One summer night in 1919, 13-year-old Harry Anderson was walking a country road near his Barron, Wis., home when he saw a strange sight.

McCartney brings back magic of '50s rock
HOLLYWOOD -- It's not surprising that loss is the subject of most of the songs Paul McCartney has written since the death of Linda McCartney, his wife of almost 30 years.

Teen is lucky to have loving parents
Dear Carson: Whenever my parents are by themselves at a restaurant, they will sit next to each other in a booth. I have told them that this looks extremely silly, but they insist on sitting that way in order to be close to each other. Please tell them that when sitting in a booth they should sit across from each other. -- Embarrassed Teen

In the know
Mega Babies -- The animated series debuts today at 9 a.m. on the Fox Family Channel. Babies features the fast-paced adventures of Meg, Derrick and Buck, three extraordinary orphans who gained tremendous superpowers after being struck by a radioactive, DNA-altering bolt of cosmic lightning.

Finally getting enough space
Six years of sharing one with daughter Cidney, 9, put closets at the top of Sophia Nero's wish list in a new home.

Opalewski uses 'Sammy' to earn Mr. Clark Hill

Mustangs pull upset of Camden

Prep football week in review

Future remains uncertain

Lynx coach surprised by player move

Hockey Today

Let's get physical

Thrashers tie Sabres

Lynx ready to reduce roster

Learning lessons of money
You remember allowances, don't you? They were the paltry sum parents would grudgingly surrender each week, which always seemed to be half of what your friends were getting.

Tales of fairies have fascinating appeal 100

Finally getting enough space

McCartney brings back magic of '50s rock

In the know

Teen is lucky to have loving parents

Athens police lobby to photograph red-light runners

Awaiting Elton

Soaring tomahawk

Awaiting Elton
Gene and Mary Hundley of Swainsboro, Ga., look over a program outside Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center on Saturday night as they wait with other fans for the Elton John concert to begin.

Elton John shares songs with crowd

This one's for you
British pop superstar Elton John opens his show Saturday night at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center with his hit Your Song.

Jury selection in murder trial often complex
AIKEN -- When jury selection begins this week in the capital murder trial of David Mark Hill, attorneys will divide potential jurors into three categories.

Wind puts race in reverse
The plan was to send 10,000 yellow rubber ducks floating downstream on the Savannah River. But nature had other things in mind Saturday.

Sanity defense key to Hill trial

Stocking up
Brian Thornton, 7, a re-enactor at the Olde Towne Preservation Association's eighth annual celebration of Colonial Times, A Day to Remember, places herself in the stocks Saturday in North Augusta.

Wedding highlights colonial festival
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Surrounded by hundreds of onlookers, most of whom they had never met, Frank Worthington and Anna Darden were married Saturday at the place where they fell in love.

Across the area: Public forum set for riverfront issue
North Augusta officials will hold a public forum this week to gather public comment about efforts to develop the city's riverfront.

Across the area: Companies tapped for airport growth

Doctors debate MCG Health
To Don Snell, it is the rope that will help pull Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics out of a financial morass and link it to new joint ventures and partnerships.

Dancing in their seats

Group rallies for battle flag
COLUMBIA -- While a dark cloud hovered behind the copper dome of South Carolina's Statehouse, where the Confederate flag flies with those of the state and nation, about 300 people rallied Saturday to keep it there.

Film to cover flag debate
COLUMBIA -- South Carolina's controversy over a Confederate flag that flies above its Capitol dome will be included in a History Channel documentary, The Unsolved Civil War, that will air next fall.

Soaring tomahawk
Terry Henderson teaches fellow re-enactor Anna Worthington how to throw a tomahawk Sunday during the OldeTowne Preservation Association's eighth annual A Day to Remember Colonial Times.

Program teaches job skills

Shootings send 2 to hospital
Two unrelated Augusta-area shootings within an hour of each other sent two people to the hospital with serious injuries Sunday evening.

Elton John shares songs with crowd
With the house lights raised, Elton John took the stage in a sold-out Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center on Saturday.

Sanity defense key to Hill trial
AIKEN -- In South Carolina, there are 66 people waiting on death row. Beginning Monday, attorneys for a former church missionary and chemical plant worker will launch a desperate fight to convince a jury that David Mark Hill doesn't deserve to join them.

Athens police lobby to photograph red-light runners
ATHENS, Ga. -- Imagine blowing through a red light, then receiving a traffic ticket in the mail a few days later.

Hundreds take in Harvest
The unofficial first feast of fall was celebrated Sunday. About 450 people crowded a ballroom at Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta for Golden Harvest Food Bank's annual A Taste of the Harvest fund-raiser.

Stocking up

Ex-mayor likes his job
Former Augusta Mayor Larry Sconyers is nothing less than jovial these days. He smiles when asked if he is keeping up with the goings-on at city hall now that he is back home running Sconyers Bar-B-Que full time after three years as the consolidated Augusta-Richmond County government's first mayor.

Dancing in their seats
Patrons of Oktoberfest sway in time to the polka music during festival activities taking place along Riverwalk Augusta on Saturday afternoon.

Across the area: Companies tapped for airport growth
ATLANTA -- A team of Atlanta companies has received a contract to oversee the $5.4 billion expansion of Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.

Jury selection in murder trial often complex

Owners police stores
Miranda Riska had no idea her employer would become the victim of a shoplifter when a man walked into the Baston Road Pump-N-Shop and asked for a can of Copenhagen tobacco.

Group rallies for battle flag

Group rips education in county
McCORMICK, S.C. -- Sharkey Estrin traveled through McCormick County for the first time three years ago headed for Savannah Lakes Village, a swank retirement community off U.S. Highway 378.

Teens charged with threats
Five Greenbrier High School students were arrested Friday on charges of making terroristic threats against classmates and school officials.

Home front: Musician finds reward in craft
When Jim McGaw was in high school he wanted to play guitar, but he didn't have one. But he did have a chorded zither, otherwise known as an Autoharp.

District 2 candidates speak out
This is the first in a series of articles profiling the three contested Augusta Commission races. Next Sunday, the District 4 race will be profiled.

This week in South Carolina
Aiken Newcomers Club meets at 9:30 a.m. at Newberry Hall, on Newberry Street. Admission is $8.75. For tickets or more information, call Donna at 648-4912 or Nancy at 642-9523.

Owners police stores

Jury selection to begin in Hill trial
AIKEN -- The grilling starts today. Circuit Judge Marc Westbrook will welcome more than 100 potential jurors in Aiken County General Sessions Court as jury selection begins this afternoon in the capital murder trial of David Mark Hill.

This one's for you

Panel to hear water treatment concerns
ATLANTA -- Supporters and opponents of a controversial proposal to inject treated river water into the Floridan Aquifer beneath coastal Georgia will get a long-awaited opportunity this week to tell their concerns to state lawmakers.

A look at the 20th Century: 1979

Group rips education in county

Group rallies for battle flag
COLUMBIA -- While a dark cloud hovered behind the copper dome of South Carolina's Statehouse, where the Confederate flag flies with those of the state and nation, about 300 people rallied Saturday to keep it there.

Panel to hear water treatment concerns

Program teaches job skills
SAVANNAH -- Regina Grant was a single mom of three coming off a divorce and getting nowhere toward her life's goals.

Ex-mayor likes his job

Doctors debate MCG Health

This week in South Carolina

District 2 candidates speak out

Film to cover flag debate

Controversies plague black attorney

Jury selection to begin in Hill trial

Group rallies for battle flag

Hundreds take in Harvest

Controversies plague black attorney
ATLANTA -- The son of a North Carolina sharecropping family, Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker has taken only two years to go from Southern black success story to pariah in the eyes of some black activists.

Home front: Musician finds reward in craft

Shootings send 2 to hospital

Teens charged with threats

Photos of the century

Across the area: Public forum set for riverfront issue

Broncos rally for win over Raiders

Falcons look to regain winning spirit

Eagles stun Cowboys

Bears top Vikings

Rams beat 49ers, remain undefeated

Falcons look to regain winning spirit

Falcons march to victory

Chargers cut Mims, sign Brown to roster

Santana Dotson says he's ready; coaches not so sure

Cardinals clobber Giants

Kramer to quarterback Chargers

Titans top Ravens

Dolphins beat Colts in final seconds

Mrs. Delma Knipp
Mrs. Delma L. Knipp, 84, of 2416 Woodbluff Court, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Vera Rast
HOLLY HILL, S.C. -- Mrs. Vera Singletary Rast, 89, of 4988 State Road, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, in Charleston.

Mrs. Sarah Rainey
UNION POINT, Ga. -- Mrs. Sarah Virginia Jackson Rainey, 82, of 210 Powers St., died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999.

Mrs. Brenda Pond
Mrs. Brenda Lee Farrow Pond, 44, of 1817 Covington Place, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Sadie Thompson
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mrs. Sadie Mae Thompson, 66, of 8327 Haleyondale Road, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at Screven County Hospital.

Mr. Charles Harmon
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Charles Harmon, 77, of 1141 Georgia Highway 17 S., died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at Old Capital Inn Nursing Home.

Mr. William Merritt Sr.
Mr. William A. Merritt Sr., 79, of 3727 Vera Drive, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Myrle Cunningham
Mrs. Myrle Williams Cunningham, 86, of Martinez, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999.

Mrs. Agnes Cawley
Mrs. Agnes Ogletree Cawley, 72, of 288 Hillwood St., Martinez, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Martha Umstead
HICKORY, N.C. -- Mrs. Martha Burgamy Umstead, 80, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at Brian Center East.

Mr. Marion Lariscy
Mr. Marion P. Lariscy, 71, of 467 Creekwalk Circle, Martinez, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at Westwood Nursing Home.

Mr. Robert Williams
MILLEN, Ga. -- Mr. Robert A. Williams, 58, of 927 Progress Place, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Addis Yarbrough
Mrs. Addis Eardell Yarbrough, of 1626 Ramsey St., died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Luther Ellison Jr.
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Luther Ellison Jr., 72, of 1003 Short Leaf Court, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Mossie Fields
BARNWELL, S.C. -- Mrs. Mossie Brown Fields, 85, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999.

Mr. Eddie Wilkerson
Mr. Eddie L. Wilkerson, 93, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at Windermere Nursing Home.

Mrs. Dixie Lott
Mrs. Dixie Lee Allen Lott, of Martinez, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at Forest Lake Health Care, Augusta.

Mr. Herbert Spence
JONESBORO, Ark. -- Mr. Herbert Spence, 69, of 1353 Medallion Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Richard Lee
Mr. Richard S. Lee, 70, of 1012 Eighth Ave., died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. James McCary
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mr. James Julian McCary, 80, of Route 2, Larkin Rice Road, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Dixie Reardon
AIKEN -- Mrs. Dixie Wellman Reardon, 79, of 118 Tall Pine Drive, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Margie Hurst
Mrs. Margie Kennedy Hurst, 76, of 2854 Rocky Creek Road, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Eddie Wilkerson

Mr. Marion Lariscy

Mr. Richard Lee

Mrs. Martha Umstead

Mrs. Margie Hurst

Mrs. Myrle Cunningham

Mr. James McCary

Mrs. Brenda Pond

Mrs. Agnes Cawley

Mr. Herbert Spence

Mrs. Dixie Lott

Mrs. Delma Knipp

Mr. Robert Williams

Mr. William Merritt Sr.

Mrs. Mossie Fields

Berliner: Celebrate Western civilization on Columbus day
COLUMBUS DAY approaches, but to the ``politically correct'' this is no cause for celebration. On the contrary, they view the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492 as an occasion to be mourned. They have mourned, they have attacked and they have intimidated schools across the country into replacing Columbus Day celebrations with ``ethnic diversity'' days.

Goodlatte: SAFE bill offers privacy,security in Information Age
AS WE ENTER the Information Age, virtually everyone's lives is touched in some way by the use of computer technology. We communicate with each other via e-mail, as well as by phone and electronic facsimile. We can now shop from home, conduct financial transactions and send medical records to our doctors through the Internet.

Freeze Clinton's nominees
President Clinton is again engaging in the most rancid kind of divisive demagogic politics with his spurious claim that Senate Republicans' 54-vote party-line rejection of black Missouri jurist Ronnie White to a federal district court seat was race based.

Decries sentence in Williams case
The sentence in the Brian Williams case really disturbs me. This trash of a person takes out an upstanding citizen, and we as a community refuse to pass the proper sentence for this cold-blooded killer. Why should he live? He has proven himself useless as a human being, and I can't understand why anyone would stand up in a court of law in order to save this rabid dog. William Brown, Augusta

Calls abortion the 'Silent Holocaust'
I am utterly aghast after reading the Sept. 28 article, ``Officials charge mother in death of 1-month-old.'' Regina Edry, Augusta

Defends S.C. video poker casinos
When I read Nucia Reimers' letter regarding video poker in South Carolina, I could not ignore some of his erroneous comments. Laurie Nerling, Augusta

Backs mandatory student uniforms
I wore a uniform to school for 12 years. Was I able to ``express myself'' in a uniform, while I was at school? I recently wrote a letter to my former biology teacher who now helps migrant farm workers' children get tutoring, then enter school and eventually win scholarships to college. I simply wished to tell her how wonderful I thought it was that she was pursuing this work now. Joyce Hartey Scavullo, Augusta

Berliner: Celebrate Western civilization on Columbus day
COLUMBUS DAY approaches, but to the ``politically correct'' this is no cause for celebration. On the contrary, they view the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492 as an occasion to be mourned. They have mourned, they have attacked and they have intimidated schools across the country into replacing Columbus Day celebrations with ``ethnic diversity'' days.

Wants Confederate flag taken down
I was deeply touched by Margaret O'Shea's article on the Roundtree family. I am a concerned follower of the Confederate flag situation in South Carolina and Ms. O'Shea's work hit a chord with me. Bill House, North Augusta

Norwood's triumph
Democrats are claiming the House-passed patients' bill of rights measure is a huge victory for them. In truth, even as President Clinton pointed out, it's a victory for bipartisanship and Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., who has been the true leader on this measure since 1995.

Says defeat of video poker won't affect lottery
I have been frequently asked about South Carolina's video poker vote and the vote on a state-run lottery. These are two distinctly different issues. People ask, ``If or when we get rid of video poker, will we still have a vote on the lottery?'' The answer is in the affirmative. State Rep. Scott Beck, North Augusta

GOP bill aids uninsured
Even though Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., differed with his leadership over a patients' bill of rights bill (see above editorial), he was certainly singing from the same hymnbook as other Republicans on an equally, if not more, important health care measure that passed the House last week.

Goodlatte: SAFE bill offers privacy,security in Information Age
AS WE ENTER the Information Age, virtually everyone's lives is touched in some way by the use of computer technology. We communicate with each other via e-mail, as well as by phone and electronic facsimile. We can now shop from home, conduct financial transactions and send medical records to our doctors through the Internet.

Let parents do job
All 50 states have some kind of law giving grandparents the right to visit their grandchildren, which shows just how much political clout the elderly have.

Voices support for school dress codes
I have been reading the letters regarding school dress codes since the Columbine High School shootings last spring. I am struck that many of the letters from individuals are complaining about their children losing ``their right to be independent'' and their ``right to be individuals.'' Michele D. Gaston, Martinez

Overdue defense bill
President Clinton had little choice but to sign the $289 billion defense authorization bill last week, because it passed by veto proof majorities in both Houses.

Sees uniform flap hurting students
As inept as our Richmond County School Board seems to be, I find myself on its side in the school uniform situation. Charles F. Hafey, Augusta

Blasts pro-evolution publication
In 1998 the National Academy of Sciences published and distributed a book to public schools and other institutions titled Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science. Paul Jackson, Augusta

Defends Jesse's anti-Christian remarks
Re your Oct. 4 editorial, ``Ventura's hate talk'': Carl Champlin, Aiken

Wants Augusta's water chief to resign
I was completely shocked after hearing of the Augusta Water Department's Sept. 30 service shutdown of an entire apartment complex on Hale Street. This action was due to a delinquent bill by the owner of more than $15,000. Whereas, the water was shut off at the complex for approximately six hours. Jerry Scott, Augusta

Argues the validity of creationism
Over the past several weeks there have been letters pro and con on the subject of the theory of evolution. Tim Austin's letter was leading in the right direction, but I believe a much better reason for the teaching of evolution is that: ``Who controls the present controls the past, and who ever con-trols the past controls the future.'' To me this is frightening, the very thought of a small group having control over the thought processes of great masses of people. Have we been there before? Woodrow Lovett, Sardis

Considers schools' uniform policy
Our society has become so litigious, we think that a lawsuit will settle everything. Perhaps we need to stop worrying so much about what our children are supposed to wear to school and, instead, concentrate more on their academic success. I am tired of hearing parents and others complain about the school uniform policy. Evalyn Williams, Augusta

Phil Kent: Run, Andy, run; hush, Linda and Rusty, hush
Almost 300 people went to the Julian Smith barbecue pit Tuesday night to listen to candidates running for the Augusta-Richmond County Commission at the monthly meeting of the Committee for Good Government.

Ponders school' uniform policy
My brief contact with the American vision of the ``right to freedom'' has been excruciatingly perplexing. Manju Jain, Evans

Motel gouging?
Were coastline ``evacuees'' fleeing Hurricane Floyd preyed on by price-gouging motels in the Augusta area? So far, 26 such allegations have been made against 14 area lodgings.

Decision goes to woman

Area pros facing Q School pressure

Overtime: Rain halts playoffs in prep softball

Begay sets up invitation to 2000 Masters with win

Charlotte notes

Overtime: Heat burns Orangeburg for 10th win

Jarrett closing in on title

Floyd's sludge creates dead zone in Pamlico Sound
RALEIGH, N.C. -- There's a new problem from Hurricane Floyd's deluge: Sewage-tainted floodwaters are creating a growing ``dead zone'' in Pamlico Sound where fish and other aquatic life cannot survive, scientists said Friday.

Implant for depression tried out
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Bad brain circuitry that causes depression is getting a jump start from an electrical device that acts like a pacemaker for the brain.

Some e-mail programs can filter out the spam
Q: Help, I'm overwhelmed by junk e-mail! What can I do?

Web concerts hope to attract donations
LONDON -- The United Nations is hoping to tap into a new generation of philanthropists and bring attention to world poverty on Saturday with overlapping rock concerts in three cities -- all broadcast live on the Internet.

Police using cameras to stop red-light running
BALTIMORE -- Drivers who floor it when the light turns red may soon be opening the mail to find themselves caught in the act on film.

Four largest freight haulers Y2K compliant
WASHINGTON -- Railroads hauling more than 80 percent of the nation's rail freight traffic are on the right track as they head for Jan. 1, 2000, the Transportation Department said Friday.

eBay wants to block indexing by others
SAN FRANCISCO -- A dispute is escalating between online auction leader eBay and Web sites that search and display content from a range of online auctioneers that could have far-reaching effect on the evolution of e-commerce.

Administration presses for delay on test ban vote
WASHINGTON -- The White House dispatched Cabinet members Sunday to press the Senate to put off voting on a nuclear test ban treaty headed for rejection, saying a defeat would endanger nonproliferation efforts.

NetAid concert raises awareness of poverty
LONDON -- Annie Lennox and The Eurythmics kicked off the first of three fund-raising concerts held Saturday in London, Geneva and New Jersey and broadcast live on the Internet to increase awareness about world poverty.

Asians looking for liftoff in space
TOKYO -- Throughout the Cold War, Asia kept pretty much to the ground as the United States and Soviet Union staged their ballyhooed battle for the moon. Now Asian nations are quietly caught up in a space race of their own.

Implant for depression tried out

Floyd's sludge creates dead zone in Pamlico Sound

NetAid concert raises awareness of poverty

eBay wants to block indexing by others

Some e-mail programs can filter out the spam

Asians looking for liftoff in space

Administration presses for delay on test ban vote

Police using cameras to stop red-light running