Braves cooking in hot rivalry

Clemens is armed for Fenway return

Jordan has big hand in Braves' success

Rogers falls apart in sixth, taking Mets with him

World Series tickets

NL playoffs notebook: Perez fills in quite well

Braves notebook: Piazza remains worry for Glavine

Injured right hand doesn't hinder Jordan

Williams the thorn in Red Sox side

Mets notebook: Mora's souvenir value is relative

Mets look to Leiter to change tune of series

Braves notebook: Schuerholz hires Wren as top aide

Braves hold off Mets, lead 2-0

Yankees win in extra innings

`Bill' just isn't scary enough

Team takes a road trip

Georgia banking costly

Retail sales rise in September
WASHINGTON -- Retail sales rose just 0.1 percent in September as Americans pulled in their spending somewhat on cars and clothing from last month's buying frenzy.

Defense outfits merging
PARIS -- The leading defense companies of France and Germany said Thursday they would merge, creating the world's third-largest defense contractor and one that would be a threat to America's dominance of the international arms market.

Building: Engineers plan inspection
Two years after breaking ground on a speculative building, Columbia County officials are still wrangling with the builder over installation of the roof and drainage problems.

Additional business news
Mercurial session ends with Dow up...Agency created for truck wrecks...AlliedSignal shows earnings rise... Europe has role in state economies

State tries to notify retirees
South Carolinians who want to wait until age 65 to claim a tax deduction on their retirement income may be eligible for a refund from the state Department of Revenue. The 1998 tax law change affects an estimated 15,000 taxpayers in South Carolina.

Shirtmaker battles for 'alligator' icon

Additional business news
Con Ed agrees to $3.5 billion merger...Canadian economist wins Nobel...Wachovia earnings reported up

Shirtmaker battles for 'alligator' icon
HONG KONG -- A crocodile logo on polo shirts and other clothes is turning out to be as coveted as the real reptile's skin in a lawsuit being tried in Hong Kong.

Japanese banks to combine
TOKYO -- The merger of giants Sumitomo Bank and Sakura Bank marks a radical step for Japan's financial sector in breaking down corporate barriers dating back to the 19th century.

Hotel cleared of price gouging
Investigators for the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs have dismissed a complaint against the Red Carpet Inn on Gordon Highway for lack of evidence.

Georgia banking costly
Banking fees continued to rise in 1999, according to a consumer group's nationwide study of the industry, and Georgia ranks among the most expensive states to manage your money in.

Hotel cleared of price gouging

Company completes mall study
Tree-lined parks with space for sports, a community center, office buildings and even homes could eventually take the place of nearly empty Regency Mall if developers follow a plan presented by consultants Thursday night.

Japanese banks to combine

Additional business news

Company completes mall study

Building: Engineers plan inspection

State tries to notify retirees

Retail sales rise in September

Additional business news

Goodman will start for Gamecocks

Donnan tries to bury loss to Tennessee

Clemson's Bowden wary of Terrapins' powerful running attack

Cornerback sees troubled Tiger trail

Hokies hope to end homecoming horror show

Lincoln County stars go head to head

College notes: Weinke new FSU Heisman hopeful

Road peformances confound Tigers

Holtz's return to Arkansas

ACC Preview: Terrapins a surprise

Holtz, Nutt have memories

Georgia Southern's offense to test Appalachian State

Family's political ties strong
Levi Twiggs, younger brother of David E. Twiggs, spent his career in the U.S. Marines, beginning in the War of 1812. He was killed in action near Mexico City in 1847 at age 54.

Twiggs family roots run deep
Motorists traveling on Georgia Highway 56 past Goshen Plantation in south Richmond County hardly notice the state historical marker beside the road.

Disagrees with report on Y2K bug

Calls uniforms 'bad experiment'

Lotteries losing

Says quotas cure for 'sick society'

Friends of vets

Treaty rout deserved

Praises mayor's work for Augustans

Slams publicationof vile gesture

Needed earring ban

Supports right-to-life candidate

Martinez couple linked to Berlin
Three soloists from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra perform tonight at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

Mower power
You've got to hand it to Bruce Kaufman. As president of the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association, he has turned yardwork into a competitive sport.

Flowers do more than just look pretty
Just because it's edible, doesn't mean it's palatable! That's how I feel about some vegetables -- especially rutabaga and brussels sprouts (unless they have lots of butter). And forget about mushrooms. Sorry, but to me, they're fungus.

Brothers jump into R&B mainstream
Hot rhythm and blues duo K-Ci & JoJo hit Fort Gordon's Barton Field Saturday for a music festival with soul.

Singer says hello to first acting role
Patsy Britt-Jennings has been on the stage as a singer, but she's never been there as an actress.

Celebration to have spicy Latin flavor
Augusta's Hispanic community celebrates its heritage Saturday and Sunday at the Seventh Annual Hispanic Festival at Riverwalk Augusta.

A winter landscape can be colorful
For gardeners who love to have plants in bloom in the landscape, winter can seem like a down time. There obviously are fewer flowers abloom in winter, but with a little searching you can find trees, shrubs, vines, annuals and perennials that will add color to an otherwise drab landscape.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Young artist gets break on Opry stage
For a country music artist, an appearance on the Grand Ole Opry is akin to an opera singer getting to perform in New York's Lincoln Center or a rock musician being featured on an MTV special.

In the know
Supermodel Elle Macpherson will pop up -- not as herself -- on NBC's Friends for several episodes next month. She'll play new roommate to Joey (Matt LeBlanc).

The beauty and the beastly
Country music and dinosaurs help the Augusta Symphony open its 1999-2000 season. On Saturday, Grammy Award-winner Crystal Gayle joins the orchestra to sing popular songs and old standards.

Hardy flowers
The old-fashioned, velvety look of pansies in the winter garden is as Southern as sweet tea and magnolias.

'M-A-S-H' to 'ER': Alda comes full circle
BURBANK, Calif. -- Alan Alda stands perplexed in the middle of the strikingly modern emergency room as nurses and orderlies rush past him.

Quilting still a vital part of the community fabric
From the intricate stitching, it's obvious to Hertha Blount that her grandmother spent a lot of time working on the quilt.

Glenn Hills sees light at end of tunnel

Mustangs and Rebels back on track

Big games make impact on playoffs

On the path to greatness

Washington County gearing up for state title run

Lynx yet to establish philosophy

Soling returns to Lynx

Lynx sold out opener

Lynx manager backs office team

Lynx insist there's no pressure

Gillespies go the extra mile for team

Lynx drop opener, 5-3

Year 2 promises to bring improvement

In touch

Lynx notebook: Thursday vs. Pee Dee Pride

Team weighs pluses, minuses of NHL affiliations

Hockey lingo

`Bill' just isn't scary enough
The hurricane season continues, with one named Irene heading for the Florida coast this weekend. This, of course, got me wondering why our region has never been plagued by a hurricane named after me.

A winter landscape can be colorful

Hardy flowers

Brothers jump into R&B mainstream

Flowers do more than just look pretty

Ramblin' Rhodes: Young artist gets break on Opry stage

Martinez couple linked to Berlin

Quilting still a vital part of the community fabric

Celebration to have spicy Latin flavor

Singer says hello to first acting role

Mower power

The beauty and the beastly

'M-A-S-H' to 'ER': Alda comes full circle

Hill trial won't have Aiken jury

Nuclear accident explored
A Savannah River Site official leaves for Japan today to learn more about a recent nuclear accident there.

Savannah parade trimmed
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Savannah's St. Patrick's Day Parade has grown to resemble the legendary tall tales of the Irishmen who march in it -- long and winding and sometimes possessed of an ability to drag on and on and on.

Aiken County gets 2nd deputy coroner

Attorneys request venue change
AIKEN -- Court officials sent strong signals Wednesday that it won't be an Aiken County jury that sits in the death penalty trial of David Mark Hill.

Attorneys request venue change

Poker opponents happy; employees concerned
When video gambling is banned July 1, Jason Powell will need more than a new hobby. He'll need a new job.

Hotel cleared in price-gouging probe
Investigators for the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs have dismissed a complaint against the Red Carpet Inn on Gordon Highway for lack of evidence.

Jury finds murderer guilty but mentally ill
A jury Thursday found a schizophrenic who stabbed his neighbor to death guilty but mentally ill.

Fountain of love
Saul Josman and Andrea Connell share a moment under the fountain at 10th Street and Riverwalk Augusta.

Cellular One: Payment to city is in mail

Aiken County gets 2nd deputy coroner
AIKEN -- Coroner Sue Townsend has chosen a soft-spoken, veteran law enforcement officer to help her handle the increasing number of deaths in Aiken County.

Allendale teacher gets national award

Flu shots urged for residents
Carl Baldowski has been laid low with the flu before, and he was taking no chances Wednesday, lifting his sleeve to get a flu shot.

S.C. video gambling vote struck down

Cellular One: Payment to city is in mail
The check's in the mail. Cellular One's check for about $31,000 was sent to City Attorney Jim Wall on Tuesday by Federal Express, said Michael Bruno, vice president of Price Communications Wireless, the company's operator in several Southeastern states.

Preservation plan includes Oconee
ATLANTA -- Georgia's 115,000-acre Oconee National Forest is included in a new Clinton administration plan to protect 40 million acres of federally owned forest from logging, mining and other development.

Fountain of love

Jurors might decide murder case today

Phone threat made to wrong Wilkins

Jury resumes probing waste in government
Richmond County's new grand jury apparently is doing what Augusta Mayor Bob Young and Commissioner Ulmer Bridges requested -- continuing the investigation into alleged waste and wrongdoing in Augusta government.

Company donates computers
Linda Kyle and GTECH Corp. have pulled the wool over 7-year-old Ray Wigfall's eyes -- for a good cause.

Across the area: Man robbed while working on house
Thursday afternoon while doing construction on a vacant house. At about 12:30 p.m., W.M. Newton was working on a house in the 2300 block of Amsterdam Drive owned by his family. Two masked men entered the house and robbed Mr. Newton of an undisclosed amount of cash, said Investigator Jim Gordon of the Richmond County Sheriff's Department.

Across the area: Students found with weapons, police say
Three Augusta students were arrested Wednesday in two schools and charged with possession of a weapon on school property.

Area no stranger to road rage
One driver's going too slow and tying up traffic, while another abruptly weaves in front of a fellow motorist.

Saturday trick-or-treating urged
Most area trick-or-treaters can start a little early this year -- Oct. 30 is the night for candy.

Preservation plan includes Oconee

Millions Ok'd for hospitals
ATLANTA -- The state community health board voted Wednesday to make good on Gov. Roy Barnes' promise to funnel $100 million into struggling public hospitals that tend to Georgia's poor.

Jury resumes probing waste in government

Officials urge second look at inmage deal

Company donates computers

Millions Ok'd for hospitals

S.C. video gambling vote struck down
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The state Supreme Court today struck down next month's state referendum on the future of video gambling and ruled that the games would be banned come July 1.

Across the area: Students found with weapons, police say

Court puts end to video poker
COLUMBIA -- The South Carolina Supreme Court has dealt a dead-man's hand to the $2.8-billion-a-year video poker industry, which will be banned July 1.

Saturday trick-or-treating urged

Mandatory school considered
SMYRNA, Ga. -- Georgia parents would have to enroll their children in school by the time they reached age 5 under a proposal introduced Thursday by a key committee of Gov. Roy Barnes' education reform commission.

Family's political ties strong

Hotel cleared in price-gouging probe

Sign ordinance might change look of county

Hill trial won't have Aiken jury
AIKEN -- A jury from one of eight other counties could decide the guilt or innocence of the North Augusta man charged with a triple homicide at a Department of Social Services office in 1996, Circuit Judge Marc Westbrook said Thursday.

Court puts end to video poker

Possible canal buy needs further study
Two acres off Broad Street targeted for purchase by the Augusta Canal Authority will require more environmental study before the deal can close.

Jury finds murderer guilty but mentally ill

Sign ordinance might change look of county
Augusta business owners can look for big changes in the sort and number of signs they may display and a stiff penalty for violations if city commissioners approve a proposed new sign ordinance.

Across the area: Man robbed while working on house

Expo aimed at helping parents with their children
Next month, Augustans will be able to get advice about rearing children of all ages, from toddlers to teens.

Officials urge second look at inmage deal
Surprised to hear that school money is being used to house city inmates, the practice of using inmate labor may need to be reconsidered, Richmond County school officials said Wednesday.

Flu shots urged for residents

County readies Y2K plan

Twiggs family roots run deep

Rocker moves to his own beat

Jurors might decide murder case today
Two witnesses testified Wednesday they saw Ray Anthony Payne beat an elderly neighbor and leave the scene, his right hand covered with blood

Lynx following more sophisticated

County readies Y2K plan
AIKEN -- It's 23 degrees in Aiken County, and the clock is just three hours away from ticking in the year 2000.

Phone threat made to wrong Wilkins
AIKEN -- Until this week, it was just an interesting coincidence that David Wilkins of Crosland Park had the same name as the speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives.

Area colleges get midseason evaluation

Parents petition against dress code

Delegation promises poker fight

Expo aimed at helping parents with their children

Possible canal buy needs further study

Area no stranger to road rage

Parents petition against dress code
Richmond County school board members said Thursday they are paying to feed city inmates, but not to house them.

Mandatory school considered

Allendale teacher gets national award
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Stanley Barnes always felt awkward playing school with his younger sister, Yvette, on rainy days during their childhood in Edgefield.

Savannah parade trimmed

Delegation promises poker fight
AIKEN -- Members of the Aiken County Legislative Delegation signed a pledge Thursday night to resist all attempts by the video poker industry to undo a ruling by the South Carolina Supreme Court.

Dick Vermeil: A dinosaur roars to life

Falcons injury list already long

Irvin not ruling out retirement

Muhammad wants to make a good season better

Falcons anxious for second shot at Rams

Youngs' football future uncertain

Young's career looks over

Mr. Robert Kennedy
Mr. Robert Pernell Kennedy, 53, of Pepperidge Drive, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. Wayne Berry
HEPHZIBAH -- Mr. Wayne Berry, 47, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Ralph Scarborough Jr.
Mr. Ralph Alverson Scarborough Jr., 36, of Poinciana Drive, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, in Martinez.

Rachel Johnson
JONESBORO, Ga. -- Rachel Amanda Johnson, 7, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, in Atlanta.

Mr. Herman Schlein
Mr. Herman W. Schlein, 78, of Pecan Road, Appling, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at Columbia- Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Frank Wright
ADRIAN, Ga. -- Mr. Frank Lester Wright, 61, of Love Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, in Emanuel County.

Mrs. Addie Atwell
HEPHZIBAH -- Mrs. Addie C. Atwell, of Teal Court, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Estelle Clarke
AIKEN -- Mrs. Estelle Harrison Clarke, 89, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Willie Cobb
Mrs. Willie CobbSPARTA, Ga. -- Mrs. Willie Bell Cobb, 70, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at Hancock Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Faye Tennyson
Mrs. Faye Watson Tennyson, 75, of Holiday Drive, Martinez, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999.

Mr. Othal Knipp
Mr. Othal V. ``Joe'' Knipp, 85, of Woodbluff Court, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Martha Sherman
Mrs. Martha Sherman, 94, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999.

Mrs. Susie Carter
BARNWELL, S.C. -- Mrs. Susie Moore Carter, 68, of Redbud Drive, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

Mrs. Mary Derrick
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Mrs. Mary Brearley English Scott Derrick, wife of the late Butler C. Derrick, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999.

Mr. James Young
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Mr. James Leslie Young, 74, of West Hill Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Melvin Burgess
Mr. Melvin BurgessMARTIN, S.C. -- Mr. Melvin ``Butterbean'' Burgess, 42, of Route 1 Box 102, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital.

Miss Beatrice Weathers
Miss Beatrice Bessie Weathers, 97, of Kings Way, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at Magnolia Hill Nursing Home.

Mr. James Hadden
Mr. James Alvin Hadden, 94, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at his residence.

Ms. Betty Anderson
Ms. Betty Anderson, 51, of Roosevelt Drive, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at her residence.

Ms. Frances Wilson
SPARTA, Ga. -- Ms. Frances Marie Wilson, of James Hunt Avenue, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. James McNeely
MILLEN, Ga. -- Mr. James McNeely, 94, of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at Jenkins County Hospital.

Mrs. Mildred Sims
Mrs. Mildred E. Sims, 67, of Belair Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Padgett
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mrs. Mary Asbill Padgett, 59, of Bonham Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at Self Memorial Hospital, Greenwood.

Mrs. Gloria Williams
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Gloria Johnson Williams, 71, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at Heritage Inn of Statesboro.

Mrs. Ruby Reddick
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mrs. Ruby Bazemore Reddick, 87, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at Screven County Hospital.

Ms. Annette Murray
Ms. Annette Murray, 55, of Verdery Street, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Tanney Eunice
Mr. Tanney Eunice, 93, of 3332 Hillis road, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Lillie Brock
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Lillie Terrell Brock, 85, of U.S. Highway 1, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Madeline McGill
GROVETOWN -- Mrs. Madeline Elizabeth McGill died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Faye Baysinger
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mrs. Wanda Faye Baysinger, 55, of Travis Avenue, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at Self Memorial Hospital, Greenwood.

Mr. Euley Weathers Jr.
Mr. Euley Weathers Jr., 77, of Flowing Wells Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Oletta Yarbrough
BLYTHE -- Mrs. Oletta ``Butch'' Yarbrough, 79, of Georgia Highway 88, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at Windermere Nursing Home.

Mrs. Alma Lindsey
KITE, Ga. -- Mrs. Alma Lou Kight Lindsey, 74, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mr. Tobie Mincey
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Tobie Mincey, 85, of Georgia Highway 297, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at Swainsboro Nursing Home.

Mr. Jerry Lawell
SPARKS, Ga. -- Mr. Jerry A. Lawell, 46, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Freddie Martin
HEPHZIBAH -- Mr. Freddie Thomas Martin, 63, of Springhill Church Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Eddie Garvin
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Eddie C. Garvin, 71, of Walnut Street, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mr. G.C. Lyle
BLACKVILLE, S.C. -- Mr. G.C. Lyle, 71, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Joseph Washington
Mr. Joseph Washington, 53, of East Hale Street, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Forest Howard
HARLEM -- Mr. Forest Lee Howard, 45, of Steed Road, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Juddie Lawson
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mrs. Juddie C. Johnson Lawson, of Cattail Pond Circle, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at St. Luke's Hospital.

Mr. Clayton Jolley
AIKEN -- Mr. Clayton Goodman Jolley, 70, of Kerr Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Lee Foreman
AIKEN -- Mr. Lee M. ``Boy'' Foreman, 80, of Williston Road, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Fred Duncan
HEPHZIBAH -- Mr. Fred D. ``Ted'' Duncan, of Duncan Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999.

Mr. John Cummings
LITHONIA, Ga. -- Mr. John W. Cummings, 86, of Hunter's Court, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999.

Mr. Thurman Kirkland
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Thurman Kirkland, 78, of Cheyenne Circle, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mrs. Leona Barnes
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mrs. Leona Irvin Forrest Barnes, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at Lexington Medical Center.

Mrs. Irma Livingston
NEWBERRY, S.C. -- Mrs. Irma Perry Livingston, 86, of Lonesome Pine Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999.

Mr. Ray Monroe
GREENWOOD, S.C. -- Mr. H. Ray Monroe, 84, of Stevens Street, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at Self Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Raymond Newton
Mr. Raymond ``Ray'' Newton, 61, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. John Sheahan Jr.
Mr. John Joseph ``Jack'' Sheahan Jr., 68, of Kingswood Drive, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Warren
Mrs. Mary Goings Warren, 71, of Springbrook Circle, Evans, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at Columbia- Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Rebecca Blocker
Mrs. Rebecca R. Blocker died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Fletcher Dixon
Mr. Fletcher Dixon, 61, of Goshen Road, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Willie Kirk
Mr. Willie Kirk, 54, of Chestnut Street, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Mattie Halligan
MACON -- Mrs. Mattie J. ``Pat'' Halligan, 82, of Vallie Drive, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, in Augusta.

Mr. James Hadden
Mr. James Alvin Hadden, 94, of Augusta, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Samuel Tankersley
Mr. Samuel Lee ``Sammie'' Tankersley, 56, of Conklin Avenue, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Robert Kennedy

Mrs. Susie Carter

Mrs. Mary Warren

Mrs. Lillie Brock

Mr. Herman Schlein

Mr. Wayne Berry

Mrs. Willie Cobb

Mrs. Mary Derrick

Mr. Fred Duncan

Ms. Annette Murray

Mr. James McNeely

Ms. Frances Wilson

Mrs. Irma Livingston

Mrs. Rebecca Blocker

Mr. Melvin Burgess

Mr. Lee Foreman

Mrs. Faye Baysinger

Mr. Ralph Scarborough Jr.

Mr. Eddie Garvin

Mrs. Alma Lindsey

Mrs. Mattie Halligan

Mr. Raymond Newton

Mr. James Hadden

Mr. James Young

Mr. John Cummings

Mr. Thurman Kirkland

Mr. Ray Monroe

Mrs. Mildred Sims

Mrs. Mary Padgett

Mr. Clayton Jolley

Ms. Betty Anderson

Mrs. Madeline McGill

Mr. Jerry Lawell

Miss Beatrice Weathers

Mrs. Leona Barnes

Mrs. Gloria Williams

Mrs. Faye Tennyson

Mr. Euley Weathers Jr.

Mr. Frank Wright

Mr. G.C. Lyle

Mr. Joseph Washington

Mr. Freddie Martin

Mrs. Ruby Reddick

Mr. Fletcher Dixon

Mr. Tobie Mincey

Mrs. Martha Sherman

Mr. James Hadden

Says quotas cure for 'sick society'
I could not disagree more with the line of reasoning asserted in your editorial regarding the admissions policy of the University of Georgia. R.Scott Belford, Augusta

Wilt Chamberlain
Any list of the 50 greatest athletes of the 20th century that did not include Wilt Chamberlain would be a joke. Since the Hall of Fame basketball great's unexpected death at age 63 Tuesday, it has been said that he had a ``Ruthian'' impact on his sport.

Blasts sentence in Williams case
Re the Bryan Williams case: I didn't know Officer Michael Stephenson but I did know some of the children whom Officer Stephenson's life touched. I heard how he always had time to stop and talk with them to make them feel good about themselves and the time to try and keep our children on the right path of life. G. Dusablon, Augusta

Lotteries losing
Public sentiment can change quickly on gambling issues. In Alabama it changed in a way that will help Georgia's education and HOPE scholarship programs.

Needed earring ban
Some Richmond County students are complaining about the public school ban on male earrings. But it's time for students and parents to put that carping behind them and get on with the serious business of getting an education. That's what school is all about and advancing the goal of learning -- including earring bans -- should be respected.

Praises bill to restore health benefits
Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., has again proved his strong support for military retirees and veterans. Dick Manion, Appling

Touts animal shelter, open house
This is a plea to every animal lover in the Central Savannah River Area to visit the Richmond County Animal Shelter and rescue a precious dog or cat. After the story about this shelter ran in The Chronicle, I visited and was not happy with what I saw. However, many positive changes are now being made and I am behind these efforts 100 percent. Elaine van der Linden, Belvedere

Friends of vets
Would the thousands of military veterans living in the Augusta-Aiken area like to know who their real friends are in Congress?

Disagrees with report on Y2K bug
I take exception to your Oct. 3 article on the Y2K bug. You did not do your research and have managed to make many individuals fear their home personal computers will not work on Jan. 1 and have sent unneeded business to the computer stores. Dwight Watt, Elberton

Timely biotech advice
BellSouth and the Augusta-based Osbon & Associates are to be commended for inviting a nationally-known consultant to advise community leaders on how research at the Medical College of Georgia could attract new jobs and millions in private and public biotechnology investments.

Treaty rout deserved
Bill Clinton may be a lame-duck president, especially regarding foreign policy, but he hasn't lost his chutzpah. He and his spin-masters in Congress and the media are accusing Republicans of playing ``partisan politics'' for rejecting the nuclear test ban treaty.

Slams publicationof vile gesture
I am writing to express my shock and disgust at the picture of former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller in the Sept. 22 edition. S. Hutchison, Augusta

Calls uniforms 'bad experiment'
Can you stand one more letter regarding school uniforms? There are some far-reaching consequences of this recent decision. Everyone looks so nice; however, it is an illusion that this is positive. Toby Tomasi, Augusta

Supports activist Dist. 6 candidate
The winds of change are blowing! Politicians are dropping out of the trees in a quest for voters!Like migratory birds, they show up every four years. T. M. Wachowiak, Augusta

Hits group fighting school uniforms
The Sept. 29 article, ``Group to fight uniforms,'' was unbelievable. A group of parents, apparently enraged that the school system would dare to adopt a school uniform policy, is now threatening to sue if the Board of Education does not give in to their demands. Diane Chiera, Augusta

Brands bilingual schools 'traitorous'
The United States has been called ``The Melting Pot'' because many people of diverse nationalities soon become one people. James Cline, North Augusta

Supports right-to-life candidate
Pat Buchanan will win the presidency if he moves to the Reform Party. He is honest andspeaks the truth. He has never wavered from his right-to-life position, and he will appoint pro-life judges to the Supreme Court to overturn Roe V. Wade. Shirley Huff, Augusta

Seeks less government, lower taxes
The 1999 World Almanac says the U.S. national income for 1997 was $6.646 trillion, total federal tax receipts $1.579 trillion and total state and local government tax receipts were $1.094 trillion. Carl Mixon, Martinez

Defends VA chief's 'efficiency' plans
Augusta Veterans Affairs administrator Ellen DeGeorge-Smith believes a reduction in staff will increase the efficiency with which the medical center operates, and she submitted a plan to Veterans Affairs recommending this. S. Henry, Augusta

Praises mayor's work for Augustans
Re David W. Nowakowski's Oct. 4 letter: I am so tired of Bob Young being blamed for everything that goes wrong! Remember, he inherited the water problem and this is just another side of it!Sheila McCoy, Augusta

Dodge returns to stack car racing

Herrick looking for unexpected stars

Restrictor plates concern drivers

Overtime: Midnight madness at USC Aiken

Deer hunters get primitive

ASU to play Utah in December

Begay's new golf ritual: victory

ASU golfers win first tournament of year

Skinner confident about Talladega

Phillip Morris Cos. Inc. to improve image
NEW YORK -- Philip Morris Cos. Inc., the owner of the world's biggest tobacco company, plans to spend $100 million over the next year on an advertising campaign designed to remake its corporate image.

Galileo could find signs of life on Jupiter's moon
PADUA, Italy -- Hundreds of cosmic scientists gathered in Galileo's homeland Wednesday, hoping to learn from a spacecraft named Galileo whether a heavenly body the Renaissance astronomer discovered four centuries ago might support life.

New technique may lead to ultra-small electronic chips
WASHINGTON -- Researchers using a computer-driven microscope say they can now draw a pattern with lines separated by only 200-billionths of an inch, an advance that could lead to electronic chips much smaller and of different materials than those now in use.

Study: Brain regenerates thinking cells
WASHINGTON -- Contradicting a long-held belief, researchers say the brain is constantly churning out new neurons for its learning and memory center, according to a study that could lead to novel ways to treat brains damaged by injury or diseases such as Alzheimer's.

Solar phenomenon to block TV signal
If the Atlanta Braves game comes in fuzzy on your television set, don't call the cable company.

Scientists breed tumor-resistant mice via gene engineering
Scientists have created cancer-resistant mice by deleting certain genes that govern the formation of blood vessels -- a breakthrough that could lead to new drugs for wiping out tumors in people.

N.Y. governor announces plans for cutbacks in acid-rain causing pollutants
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Gov. George Pataki on Thursday unveiled a plan to force dramatic smokestack reductions from New York power plants that contribute to smog and acid rain.

Mundell wins Nobel Prize
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Robert A. Mundell of Columbia University in New York won the Nobel Prize for economic sciences today for his analysis of exchange rates and how they affect monetary policies.

N.J. doctor defends controversial rapid detox procedure for heroin addicts
CHERRY HILL, N.J. -- A doctor who agreed to stop treating heroin addicts with a controversial rapid detox procedure linked by state investigators to the deaths of six of his patients defended the practice Thursday, saying ``I was trying to help.''

Phillip Morris Cos. Inc. to improve image
NEW YORK -- Philip Morris Cos. Inc., the owner of the world's biggest tobacco company, plans to spend $100 million over the next year on an advertising campaign designed to remake its corporate image.

Fossils of primitive flying dinosaur found
WASHINGTON -- A fierce turkey-sized animal with sharp claws and teeth may have been the first flying feathered dinosaur, a missing link between the lumbering lizards of millions of years ago and the graceful birds of today.

Sumter Forest part of Clinton initiative
About 40 million acres of roadless wilderness areas would be preserved under a broad but controversial initiative to protect national forests, President Clinton announced Wednesday.

Attorneys want sludge trial moved to Savannah
Attorneys representing two dairy-farm families in federal lawsuits against Augusta want the trials moved to Savannah.

Millennium project links eight nations on Greenwich Meridian
LONDON -- They don't all speak the same language, practice the same religion, share a currency or even look alike.

Sumter Forest part of Clinton initiative

Millennium project links eight nations on Greenwich Meridian

Mundell wins Nobel Prize

Solar phenomenon to block TV signal

Scientists breed tumor-resistant mice via gene engineering

Fossils of primitive flying dinosaur found

Attorneys want sludge trial moved to Savannah

Phillip Morris Cos. Inc. to improve image

Galileo could find signs of life on Jupiter's moon

Study: Brain regenerates thinking cells

New technique may lead to ultra-small electronic chips