Indians fire manager Mike Hargrove

Braves notebook: Piazza remains worry for Glavine

Braves win pitching duel

Mets look to Leiter to change tune of series

Smoltz not looking for move to bullpen

Williams the thorn in Red Sox side

Down 2-0, Boston doesn't flinch

Jordan has big hand in Braves' success

World Series tickets

Braves cooking in hot rivalry

`Bill' just isn't scary enough

Team takes a road trip

Program will help businesses

Additional business news
Natural gas futures bounce back Friday...Chryslers recalled for brake tube...Paxson working toward family Web...Asian workers sue Boeing...Jury awards pilots $3.59 million...Nursing homes file for bankruptcy

Program will help businesses
AIKEN -- A program designed three years ago to help small businesses get off their feet is finally ready to take off.

Market for airplanes takes flight
ATLANTA -- A healthy economy, expanding trade and airline rigidity are continuing to keep sales stratospheric for the major manufacturers of business planes.

Market for airplanes takes flight

Soldier of fortune

Ford reorganizes business units along brand, regional lines

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

Family may renovate former store in city
The family responsible for the rebirth of Enterprise Mill is now turning its attention to the former JB White building on Broad Street.

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.

Soldier of fortune
Lee Muns, president of Muns Welding and Mechanical, Inc., is shown inside the company's new 15,000 square foot facility in Beach Island. Mr. Muns, a 1998 finalist for the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce small business person of the year award, has seen his company grow 20 percent annually since he started the business in 1989. On Friday, the company officially opened its new building.

Inflation spike, Greenspan worries hit markets
WASHINGTON -- The biggest jump in wholesale prices in nine years and new worries by Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan about the sky-high stock market sent shock waves through U.S. and global markets on Friday.

Ford reorganizes business units along brand, regional lines
DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. announced a wide-ranging management shuffle Friday aimed at giving more power to lower-level executives and making the world's second-largest automaker more nimble.

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.

Family may renovate former store in city

Additional business news

Georgia banking costly

Retail sales rise in September

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.

Company completes mall study

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.

Japanese banks to combine

Additional business news

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.

Cornerback sees troubled Tiger trail

Donnan thinks Bulldogs ready to bounce back

Vandy poses tough test for Dogs

Clemson's Bowden wary of Terrapins' powerful running attack

School closing athletes-only tutoring classes

Road peformances confound Tigers

Holtz's return to Arkansas

Local brothers meet on the gridiron

Improving Weinke gets first look at Demon Deacons

Clemson must contain Terps attack

Auburn not likely to pull off upset

Turnovers haunt Gamecocks

Tech players know teams are gunning for them

Duke expects mistake-free Tech offense

Georgia Southern's offense to test Appalachian State

Johnson held out, Palmer could start against Auburn

ACC Preview: Terrapins a surprise

Area college game notes

Donnan tries to bury loss to Tennessee

A look at the 20th Century: 1980
U.S. hostages in Iran, serial killers, soaring inflation and man-made and natural disasters pegged 1980 as a year when few Americans -- except Ronald Reagan fans -- had reasons to smile.

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.

Booth home will be auctioned
BEL AIR, Md. -- The 152-year-old Gothic-style house at the end of a tree-shaded cul-de-sac is infamous as the home of John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln. It is also famous as the birthplace of Shakespearean theater in the United States.

Thinks we 'hide' news from readers

Supports right-to-life candidate

Protests sentence in Williams case

Praises mayor's work for Augustans

Video poker will die!

Resents newspaper's political choices

Scolds those who drive in rain without lights

Court gambit backfires

Calls uniforms 'bad experiment'

Treaty rout deserved

Says quotas cure for 'sick society'

Needed earring ban

Blames Reagan, Bush for U.S. debt

Survey finds some hostility to Christianity in symbol
ATHENS, Ga. -- Part of the country's ATHENS, Ga. -- Part of the country's culture war unfolds each day out on the road. Somewhere out there in bumper-to-bumper traffic, during lane changes and intersection delays, the battle of the fish continues.culture war unfolds each day out on the road.

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.

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.

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.

Just for teens
Tre Griffin may look like he's rapping, but what he's really doing is fishing. He writes music and rhymes to reach other young people for Christ. The 9-year-old performs in churches, the projects and youth groups like the Light Club on Warren Road, one of several church-based weekend spots in the Augusta area that draw a mostly teen-age crowd.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Workshop makes final decisions easier
Hospital visiting hours ended and Charlotte Getson told her mother goodbye. That evening in 1987 was the last time she spoke with her.

Trials of life require strength and faith
When you find yourself ``in the wilderness of life,'' you always have several choices. Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional. You can always choose not to be miserable.

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.

Mustangs and Rebels back on track

Jefferson County clobbered by Putnam County

Aiken pounds Irmo

Bulloch Academy trips up Augusta Christian

Silver Foxes lose without Johnson

Aquinas -- 29, Cross Creek -- 21

Greene-Taliaferro -- 31, Hancock Central -- 12

Streaking Midland Valley shutsout Lugoff-Elgin

Washington County gearing up for state title run

Houston County shuts out Evans

Thornwell wins in a shootout

Jones sparkles; Bulldogs win

On the path to greatness

Burke County blows out Greenbrier

Big games make impact on playoffs

Bennett's FG lifts Athens Academy over Lincoln

Josey remains undefeated

Westside rolls over Glenn Hills

Glenn Hills sees light at end of tunnel

Name on a banner comes as surprise

Lynx manager backs office team

Lynx drop opener, 5-3

Rookie goalie focused on NHL

Lynx Ledger: Saturday's game

Soling returns to Lynx

`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.

Singer says hello to first acting role

Just for teens

Trials of life require strength and faith

Flowers do more than just look pretty

Celebration to have spicy Latin flavor

A winter landscape can be colorful

Brothers jump into R&B mainstream

Survey finds some hostility to Christianity in symbol

Hardy flowers

The beauty and the beastly

Martinez couple linked to Berlin

Workshop makes final decisions easier

Quilting still a vital part of the community fabric

Ramblin' Rhodes: Young artist gets break on Opry stage

Officers referee football fans

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.

Poker foes shift focus to state lawmakers
NORTH AUGUSTA -- The heavy-duty no-vote machine that was trying to mow down video poker in Aiken County is shifting gears after a state Supreme Court decision calling off the Nov. 2 referendum.

Augusta Youth Center unveils new facility

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

McIntyre fired by group

Augusta family welcomes triplets
Obioma Ekechukwa always wanted his children to grow up having their own rooms, so he built a five-bedroom house in Augusta.

Booth home will be auctioned

Jury resumes probing waste in government

Pumpkin picking

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

Expo aimed at helping parents with their children

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.

University monitors water quality

Hospitals consider management services
Three struggling South Carolina hospitals like a management proposal from MCG Health Inc. but will delay a decision for another month to hear other offers.

Poker foes shift focus to state lawmakers

Lynx following more sophisticated

Elections prompt meeting

Allendale teacher gets national award

Hill trial won't have Aiken jury

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.

S.C. video gambling vote struck down

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.

Sign ordinance might change look of county

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.

Court puts end to video poker

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.

Jury finds murderer guilty but mentally ill

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.

Across the area: Man robbed while working on house

Computer helps track homeless
Icy nights will catch fewer of Augusta's homeless outside this winter. And more of the city's indigent will get the health care they need.

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.

Pumpkin picking
After an exhausting time pumpkin hunting, John Schwenker of Aiken gets help from his daughter Anne, 1, and his son Parker, 4, while looking for a pumpkin Friday in Aiken.

Area colleges get midseason evaluation

McIntyre fired by group
Former Augusta Mayor Ed McIntyre has been fired as special projects coordinator for the CSRA Business League, effective Nov. 11, the league's chairman said Friday.

Preservation plan includes Oconee

Savannah parade trimmed

Computer helps track homeless

Parents petition against dress code

Hospitals consider management services

Delegation promises poker fight

Across the area: Animal shelter to hold open house

Possible canal buy needs further study

Governor wants tobacco money to be used to hire more nursing staff

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.

A look at the 20th Century: 1980

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.

Officials provide TB tests

Swamp will get another access road
A new road behind Augusta's Messerly Wastewater Plant will restore public access to portions of the 1,500-acre Phinizy Swamp Wildlife Management Area cut off by Bobby Jones Expressway.

Augusta family welcomes triplets

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.

Governor wants tobacco money to be used to hire more nursing staff
SMYRNA, Ga. -- Gov. Roy Barnes said Friday he wants to put some of the money Georgia will get from the tobacco lawsuit settlement into providing schools with nurses or staff trained in doing things like dispensing medication to children.

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.

University monitors water quality
SAVANNAH -- Bobbing around in light chop at channel marker 34, Savannah State University Professor Joe Richardson and marine biology student Mary Richards did something Thursday that only they have done.

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.

Officials provide TB tests
SAVANNAH -- Health officials are offering free tuberculosis screenings since discovering that a man carrying the disease was evacuated to Perry on a school bus during Hurricane Floyd.

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.

Officers referee football fans
Despite being an avid Glenn Hills High School football fan, Charles Alston leaves some Friday night games without knowing the final score.

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.

Elections prompt meeting
AIKEN -- Aiken County Republicans gather today to discuss the party's course of action leading to crucial local and statewide elections in 2000 and 2002.

Mandatory school considered

Augusta Youth Center unveils new facility
It's come a long way from where it began -- tutorial sessions held in a two-bedroom Sunset Homes apartment in 1986.

Expo aimed at helping parents with their children

Ailing doctor gets South Pole rescue
CANFIELD, Ohio -- The doctor rescued at the South Pole so she can be treated for a lump in her breast had jumped at the chance for adventure in one of the most remote spots on Earth.

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

Across the area: Animal shelter to hold open house
There will be an open house today at the Richmond County Animal Control Shelter at 4164 Mack Lane off Tobacco Road.

Area no stranger to road rage

As concussions mount, so apparently do the risks

Young's career looks over

Center exemplifies Rams resurgence

Falcons injury list already long

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

Mr. Albert Cole
Mr. Albert Leroy Cole, 85, of Savoy Street, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at Westwood Nursing Home.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Mr. Jack Scott Jr.
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Mr. W.J. ``Jack'' Scott Jr., 75, of Goshen Street, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Dorothy McAlhany
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Mrs. Dorothy Bates McAlhany, of Sharon Circle, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at Lexington County Medical Center, Lexington.

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

Mr. Jesse Wallace
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Mr. Jesse Wallace, 82, of Moragne Street, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at Edgefield Health Care Center.

Mr. Pete Johnson
GARFIELD, Ga. -- Mr. Pete Johnson, 82, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at his residence in Augusta.

Mr. Ovid Keen
BLOOMINGDALE, Ga. -- Mr. Ovid Judson Keen, 74, of Wallace Circle, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at Memorial Health.

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

Mr. William Crumpton
AIKEN -- Mr. William Harvey Crumpton, 64, of Fulmer Road, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at his residence.

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Sallie Wright
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Sallie Mae Wright, 66, of Curry Circle, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at McDuffie County Hospital.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Hattie Gilliam
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Hattie Gilliam died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at Smith Nursing Home.

Mr. Leroy Patterson Sr.
AIKEN -- Mr. Leroy Patterson Sr., 68, of North Street, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

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

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

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.

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

Mrs. Louise Shannon
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Mrs. Louise Hammonds Shannon, 83, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at Long Island College Hospital.

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

Miss Junell Carmichael
SPRINGFIELD, S.C. -- Miss Junell Carmichael, 59, of Goodland Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at Orangeburg Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Mary Martin
HEPHZIBAH -- Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Kelley Martin, 69, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mr. Lee Herrin
GREER, S.C. -- Mr. Nolen Lee Herrin, 69, of Rockcrest Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at Greenville Memorial Medical Center.

Mrs. Fran Gibson
AIKEN -- Mrs. Gertrude ``Fran'' Gibson died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Augusta.

Mrs. Annie Hightower
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Annie D. Hightower died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at Heritage Inn Nursing Home. She was 101.

Mr. Martin Payton
BARNWELL, S.C. -- Mr. Martin ``Buddy'' Payton, 48, of Poplar Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at Providence Hospital.

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

Mr. Norman Johnson
Mr. Norman Johnson, 58, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.

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

Mr. Raymond Newton

Mr. John Cummings

Mrs. Mary Derrick

Miss Junell Carmichael

Mr. G.C. Lyle

Mrs. Mary Martin

Mr. Wayne Berry

Mrs. Lillie Brock

Mr. Norman Johnson

Mrs. Hattie Gilliam

Mr. Freddie Martin

Mrs. Oletta Yarbrough

Miss Beatrice Weathers

Mr. Lee Herrin

Mr. Ralph Scarborough Jr.

Mrs. Louise Shannon

Ms. Frances Wilson

Mr. Albert Cole

Mr. Clayton Jolley

Mr. Ovid Keen

Mrs. Rebecca Blocker

Mr. Martin Payton

Mrs. Willie Cobb

Mrs. Fran Gibson

Mr. Melvin Burgess

Mrs. Dorothy McAlhany

Mrs. Gloria Williams

Mr. Leroy Patterson Sr.

Mr. James Young

Mr. William Crumpton

Mrs. Madeline McGill

Mr. James McNeely

Mr. Lee Foreman

Mr. James Hadden

Mrs. Mildred Sims

Mr. Jerry Lawell

Ms. Annette Murray

Mrs. Susie Carter

Mrs. Lillie Brock

Mrs. Martha Sherman

Mr. Tobie Mincey

Mr. Fletcher Dixon

Mrs. Alma Lindsey

Mr. Euley Weathers Jr.

Sisler: Jesse was 'right' -- Jesus is for all the weak
ONE OF THE disadvantages of writing a weekly column is a lag time which can be as long as ten days. When a major event happens, a great deal has already been written by the time Saturday rolls around. On the other hand, one of the advantages of writing a weekly column is a lag time which can be as long as ten days. That gives the writer time to do research, rewrite, rewrite, rewrite, and hopefully keep from embarrassing himself.

Slams school-uniform complainers
Enough is enough. Every day someone is complaining in this section of the paper about school uniforms. Get a life people! Let reality set in. David Kriegel, Evans

Protests sentence in Williams case
What kind of a society do we live in when a person can kill a police officer by shooting him, admit to doing it and still be allowed to live? I fully believe in the death penalty and in a case such as the one involving Bryan Williams, I could personally strap him in the electric chair, look him in the eyes and pull the switch, and not think twice about it. Cindy Anderson, Augusta

Court gambit backfires
South Carolina gambling foes are exultant at the state Supreme Court ruling that bans video poker machines as of July 1 (please read our lead editorial). But real accolades should go to House Speaker Pro Tem Terry Haskins, R-Greenville.

Blames Reagan, Bush for U.S. debt
In regard to Mark Gelbart's recent letter: ``Slams field of presidential candidates.'' Norma Groom, Martinez

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.

Resents newspaper's political choices
I am appalled at the way The Chronicle prints one-sided articles during election time. So far, The Chronicle has concentrated only on the Hobson Chavous and Andy Cheek Commission race. Ronnie Masters, 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

Scolds those who drive in rain without lights
It is unbelievable how many people drive in the rain without their car lights on. They know how to turn on the wipers, why not the lights? A. E. Waters, Hephzibah

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

Video poker will die!
For most of this decade South Carolina's anti-gambling proponents lost one battle after another in the state Supreme Court. Now they finally won one, and won big. In fact, barring some unexpected development, it looks like they won the war.

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

Likes 'fighter' in District 6 race
I have lived in south Augusta all of my life. Over the past several years, I have had to spend thesummers watching my grass and my landscaping slowly die while I'm on some type of water restrictions. I'm sick of it. K.E. Buck, 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

Expresses thanks for returned ring
Every once in a while in this age of negative sensational news reporting something special happens that should not go unrecognized. Dawn Gavigan, Martinez

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

Sisler: Jesse was 'right' -- Jesus is for all the weak
ONE OF THE disadvantages of writing a weekly column is a lag time which can be as long as ten days. When a major event happens, a great deal has already been written by the time Saturday rolls around. On the other hand, one of the advantages of writing a weekly column is a lag time which can be as long as ten days. That gives the writer time to do research, rewrite, rewrite, rewrite, and hopefully keep from embarrassing himself.

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

Thinks we 'hide' news from readers
Why do articles that rate being ``front page news'' end up buried deep inside the paper? It's amazing that The Chronicle deep-sixes information it doesn't want readers to see -- much like the housewife sweeps dirt under the rug. Hila S. Long, Augusta

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

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.

Advocates school uniforms
School uniforms, like aspirin, are not a cure, but merely a treatment for a symptom. Parents, whether you agree with the use of uniforms or not, they have helped with the discipline problems at area schools (especially elementary schools). Ask a teacher. They will tell you what they have told me: uniforms help. Heather Jenia, 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.

Restrictor plates concern drivers

Tiger's hope to duplicate success on the court

ASU golfers win first tournament of year

Motorsports notes: Changes abound in 1999

Nemechek's rough ride takes third pole of season

As expected, Szabo leads regatta

Deer hunters get primitive

Herrick looking for unexpected stars

Clock strikes witching hour for Midnight Madness

Overtime: Belvedere man bowls 879 series

David Graham takes a three-stroke lead after the first round

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.

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.

Apple backs off retroactive price increase
NEW YORK -- Bowing to a surge of complaints, Apple Computer backed off Friday from a decision to retroactively raise prices on some computers that customers already had ordered and paid for.

Bay area expects big quake
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Earthquake experts delivered a warning to the San Francisco Bay area Thursday: There's a 70 percent chance a big one will hit in the next 30 years, and the region needs to get ready.

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.

Pain control for the dying raises legal issues
WASHINGTON -- The man was dying of lung cancer. For a while, morphine controlled his severe chest pain. But eventually, inevitably, the cancer began literally suffocating him. His panic grew as his breathing labored.

Diarrhea vaccine pulled from market
WASHINGTON -- Just a year after the government approved it, the world's only vaccine against the leading cause of childhood diarrhea was pulled off the market Friday because of fears it may increase infants' risk of a dangerous bowel obstruction.

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.

Stratton installs heated sidewalks
STRATTON, Vt. -- If only it snowed on the mountain and never on village sidewalks. The Stratton Mountain ski resort hasn't quite arranged that, but it has worked out the next best thing: snowmaking on the mountain and heated sidewalks to melt whatever nature dumps in the wrong places.

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.''

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

Diarrhea vaccine pulled from market

Apple backs off retroactive price increase

New technique may lead to ultra-small electronic chips

Solar phenomenon to block TV signal

Fossils of primitive flying dinosaur found

Stratton installs heated sidewalks

Study: Brain regenerates thinking cells

Bay area expects big quake

Pain control for the dying raises legal issues