League championship series ratings highest in six years

Jackets open 2000 season at Hickory

Braves admit this isn't their best team

Braves notebook: Glavine to start Game 1

Yankees swap subway tokens for plane tickets

In mini-Series, Braves won 2-1

Rocker, teammates need a break

Poll results: Rose should be reinstated

Few favor Braves to win series

Changes in attitudes, addresses for Yanks and Braves

This time, no comeback for Mets

Yankees vs. Braves? That's tricky for Mets fans

Rain-soaked fans cheer losing team

Braves to put more World Series tickets on sale

Team of Decade? Braves, Yanks to decide in World Series

Changes come with new decade

Microsoft profits help boost technology stocks
Technology issues on the Nasdaq and other exchanges benefited Wednesday most directly from Microsoft's announcement that profits jumped 30 percent in its fiscal first quarter.

Executives told to 'liberate' talent
Micromanagement is a mistake made far too often by today's executives, a retired military leader said Thursday.

Bonds aimed to entice company
The Economic Development Authority of Richmond County took the first step Thursday to help a local golf cart accessories manufacturer get up to $3 million in tax-free bonds.

Additional business news

Nasdaq considers a third delay of after-hours stock quotes

Additional business news

Dew grabbing youth market
Over the years, Mountain Dew has distributed pagers to thousands of youthful consumers and then beeped them with soft drink sales pi

Dew grabbing youth market

Augusta housing acquired
A nonprofit Florida company plans to spend $500,000 to $600,000 next month to refurbish four local apartment complexes.

Unemployment rate may fall

Augusta housing acquired

Auto show shifts gears

Unemployment rate may fall
New jobs in Burke County could push unemployment rates from 8.8 percent, one of the highest in the state, to about 3 percent, less than the state average.

Microsoft profits help boost technology stocks

Additional business news
Microsoft's boost spurs tech stocks...Court: Co-op cannot sell propane...Competition hobbles auto insurer...Roundtable honors former lawmaker...Monsanto resolves seed dispute...Problems sink US Airway earnings

Executives told to 'liberate' talent

Auto show shifts gears
MAKUHARI, Japan -- Visitors to this year's Tokyo Motor Show can detect a less-than-subtle shift in the carmaking industry.

Nasdaq considers a third delay of after-hours stock quotes
NEW YORK -- The Nasdaq Stock Market said Thursday it is considering again delaying plans to extend the operation of its stock quote ticker to accommodate after-hours traders.

Bonds aimed to entice company

Additional business news
New Alltel location is opening today...Monsanto reports earnings drop...Coke announces low net income

Gamecockes yet to hold futility record

I dumped Dorsey: Week 8

S.C. State falls in Overtime

UT Faculty Senate group will look into athletics

Warrick case hits another snag

Alabama's Alexander faces tough Vols defense

ACC Notebook: Expect much offense when Duke-N.C. State meet

Georgia Southern looking to get back on track after first conference loss

CSRA classic the only game in town

Bowden to enter Elite coaching company

Bowdens enjoy family rivalry

Gamecockes yet to hold futility record

College notes: Top teams take perfect records on the road

USC's Atkins find relief through faith

Terry Bowden will miss Bowden Bowl

College notes: Top teams take perfect records on the road

SEC notebook: Holtz won't accept excuses

Warrick's case delayed again

Tommy Bowden's goal? Be like Bobby Bowden

S.C. State to play makeup game

Can Dayne still break Ricky's mark?

Family ties are everywhere in Bowden Bowl

Webster's adds vocabulary for the 21st century
Imagine a world in which ``hello'' cannot be found in your trusty dictionary.

Bomber crewmen reunited
KENNER, La. - They thought it would be their last mission over Europe, having dropped bombs over German munitions plants, transportation hubs and oil fields in 32 previous sorties.

Early frontiersmen claimed land
Less than 20 years after the founding of the Colony, Georgia's back country already was more populous than the original settlement near the coast. Well-worn Indian trails, plus fertile land and an abundance of rivers and streams, fed the normal stirrings of frontiersmen to claim parcels of this new Eden for themselves.

Saint campaign clears hurdle
NEW ORLEANS - Katharine Drexel, a millionaire heiress who renounced Philadelphia society to become a Catholic nun working among impoverished blacks and Indians and who later used her fortune to found Xavier University, has cleared the last major hurdle in the process the Catholic church employs to identify saints.

Supports school uniform policy

Praises Senate for rejecting treaty

Slay second N.Y. team

Joint confab welcomed

Claim 'hostility' in survey responses

Lauds 'gentleman' in District 2 race

Likes 'community servant' in Dist. 6

Backs Dist. 2 candidate of 'integrity'

The other IOC scandal

Appalling Klebold suit

Ramblin' Rhodes: The Opry is an exciting place to be
The Grand Ole Opry, after 74 years, remains a circus, a revival and a concert all rolled into one. It's like a circus in that there is always something to watch on center stage.

In the know
Tonight might be your last chance to see Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace on the big screen. The George Lucas film leaves Columbia Square's 99-cent theater after tonight. Showtimes are 7 and 9:40.

Choir to perform some rowdy songs
J. Porter Stokes promises that his first concert as director of the Augusta Choral Society will be a crowd-pleaser.

Game show greed
NEW YORK -- For that shiny new car -- and let's throw in a few thousand dollars to make it interesting -- here's our final jackpot question:

Plant problems can be solved with care
After 20 years of listening to the woes of well-meaning folks with plant problems, it may be time to start a hit list of those plants for which I get the most desperate calls.

Capsules
Archaeologists have uncovered another tomb within the huge Pyramid of the Moon at Teotihuacan, northeast of Mexico City.

Kids make responsive audience
One of the major rewards of being an actor with Storyland Theatre is the audience response.

Play depicts pivotal ruling
"To support 60 (Negro) students with a high school education and to deny 200 Negroes elementary school education is immoral,'' Joseph Ganahl argues before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1899. Maj. Ganahl represented the Richmond County Board of Education against 150 black petitioners who fought for reopening of Ware High School, Augusta's only public black high school, which closed in 1897.

A fair amount of nostalgia
The sounds of the 1950s highlight entertainment tonight at the Aiken Jaycees County Fair.

Classic chrysanthemums bring a multicolored palette to gardens, homes
Chrysanthemums are a sure sign that cooler days are coming. The shorter days and cooler temperatures that cause leaves to turn also prompt mums to bloom and greet the season with an explosion of eye-popping color.

Time to plant bulbs for spring
Spring flowering bulbs can make a wonderful addition to any landscape.

Prancing horses will help finance therapy for kids
Horses will dance today through Sunday to benefit a program for children with special needs.

Fishing tournament information

Fishing can get red hot during cooler weather

Butler faces test against Demon team

Big games in South Carolina

Big games in Georgia

Georgia high school polls

Midland Valley eyes region title

Blue Devils coud secure crown tonight

Josey defense now a dominant unit

S.C. high school polls

Prep football's healing hands

Knights need to upset Eagles

Lynx ledger: Lynx face Louisiana tonight

Ruddick comfortable in Augusta

Changes come with new decade
One of the good things about all this millennium hubbub is that it means we can finally put the 1990s behind us.

Classic chrysanthemums bring a multicolored palette to gardens, homes

In the know

Kids make responsive audience

Play depicts pivotal ruling

Choir to perform some rowdy songs

Time to plant bulbs for spring

Prancing horses will help finance therapy for kids

A fair amount of nostalgia

Capsules

Plant problems can be solved with care

Candidate Bush comes to Aiken

Detention center must pay inmate's medical bills
AIKEN -- A judge Wednesday ordered the Aiken County Detention Center to pay doctor bills for a suspect accused of burglarizing a local woman's home and then attacking her when she found him.

Holiday computer prices rise

Warrant issued for shooting suspect

Husband's plea bargain closes case in wife's killing
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- In the end Wednesday, Kenneth Anderson no longer could deny what he had done, hiring two men to kill his wife so he could cash in her life insurance policies.

Taking control

DOE hears views on shipments

Husband's plea bargain closes case in wife's killing

Agency urges greater deer harvest

Frontrunner to bring campaign to Aiken
AIKEN -- GOP presidential frontrunner George W. Bush brings his campaign to Aiken today at 4 p.m. at the Aiken Municipal Building's conference center in The Alley.

Warrant issued for shooting suspect
An Augusta woman was in critical condition Wednesday night as police searched for the man believed to have shot her and her stepfather in a domestic dispute.

Residents oppose city permit

Play depicts pivotal ruling
"To support 60 (Negro) students with a high school education and to deny 200 Negroes elementary school education is immoral,'' Joseph Ganahl argues before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1899. Maj. Ganahl represented the Richmond County Board of Education against 150 black petitioners who fought for reopening of Ware High School, Augusta's only public black high school, which closed in 1897.

Webster's adds vocabulary for the 21st century

Augustans scrutinize commission hopefuls

Frontrunner to bring campaign to Aiken

Saint campaign clears hurdle

Dreary afternoon

Contract issues snag rail plans

Across the area: Pineda sentenced to four life terms

New exams more difficult
AIKEN - Nearly half of South Carolina's sixth-graders haven't mastered basic math skills, new test results show.

Play depicts pivotal ruling

Dreary afternoon
Martha and David Marks of Belpare, Ohio, brave the low temperatures and rain at Oldell Weeks Activities Center to explore Aiken on Wednesday. The Markses said they were in town looking for a place to relocate to when they retire.

Barnes targets top teachers

Taking control
Judge David Watkins and alumni of Morehouse College talks with students at Glenn Hills High School about taking control of their future Wednesday.

Ex-candidate to appeal ruling in libel lawsuit

County group wants tax to fund new library
The push for a new main library in Columbia County may intensify after a national magazine ranked the area library system in the bottom third of the state.

Soldiers share their tales of war

City wants to bury federal sludge claim

Contract issues snag rail plans
ATLANTA -- The first train hasn't been ordered for Georgia's passenger train system, and three state agencies are already debating who gets to drive it.

Detention center must pay inmate's medical bills

Barnes targets top teachers
MACON -- Gov. Roy Barnes said Thursday he will ask the General Assembly to fund a major expansion of the state's national teacher certification program in hopes of adding 1,000 top educators to the rolls in the next four years.

Bomber crewmen reunited

Committee to consider code

Candidate Bush comes to Aiken

Across the area: Student charged in threat with chain

Festival highlights cultures

Support for Bush is rising
AIKEN -- A female president? No chance now.

Support for Bush is rising

City wants to bury federal sludge claim
Claims that sewage sludge used as fertilizer was actually hazardous waste emerged too late to be considered in two pending federal lawsuits, a lawyer representing the city of Augusta argued Thursday.

Braves admit this isn't their best team

New exams more difficult

Augustans scrutinize commission hopefuls
Almost 300 residents confronted Augusta Commission candidates Wednesday night with heated questions concerning indigent health care.

DOE hears views on shipments
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- Utility officials and industry regulators from across the Southeast urged the U.S. Department of Energy on Thursday to move ahead as soon as possible with plans to build a permanent storage site for high-level nuclear waste beneath the Nevada desert.

Residents oppose city permit
AIKEN -- In an effort to preserve their neighborhood's character, south Aiken residents met Wednesday to discuss how to keep horses out of their golfing community.

Candidate Bush comes to Aiken
AIKEN -- Presidential hopeful George W. Bush says he aims to take his own brand of compassionate conservatism to Washington.

Two men charged in slaying
SALUDA, S.C. -- Saluda County investigators have charged two men with murder in the April home invasion and beating death of a retired elementary school principal, Sheriff Dudley Rushton said Wednesday.

Holiday computer prices rise
A stampede of buyers, coupled with aftershocks from a September earthquake in Taiwan, is rocking the holiday computer market.

County group wants tax to fund new library

Soldiers share their tales of war
For 11 months, Lloyd M. ``Pete'' Bucher lived on meals of turnips and endured beatings that left bruises that took months to heal. Still, he kept his mind focused on keeping the sailors he commanded alive.

Across the area: Student charged in threat with chain
A student at Wagener-Salley High School faces weapons charges after allegedly bringing a chain to school and threatening to hurt another student with it, sheriff's Lt. Michael Frank said Wednesday.

Across the area: Pineda sentenced to four life terms
Superior Court Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet formally imposed four consecutive life sentences on Narciso Pineda Sr. on Thursday morning in Columbia County Superior Court.

Agency urges greater deer harvest
Hoping to bag a deer this fall? Columbia County might be your best bet, especially if you're driving a car.

Candidate Bush comes to Aiken
AIKEN -- Presidential hopeful George W. Bush says he aims to take his own brand of compassionate conservatism to Washington.

Committee to consider code
ATLANTA -- Just 8 percent of city residents in Georgia trust their local government officials all the time, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Georgia Municipal Association.

Festival highlights cultures
Leavelle-McCampbell Middle School pupils Carrie Wildener (left) and Julie Huffman pay careful attention as different countries are represented Thursday during the Multi-Cultural Festival at the school.

Two men charged in slaying

Ex-candidate to appeal ruling in libel lawsuit
AIKEN -- Former political candidate Tom Anderson has filed notice that he plans to appeal a circuit judge's ruling that he wasn't libeled by a 1997 editorial in The Augusta Chronicle.

Early frontiersmen claimed land

Falcons notebook: Best of '98 struggling in '99

Jeffers looks to cash in on another opportunity

I dumped Dorsey: Week 8

MVP Davis adjusts to life as a spectator

Marino misses practice again

Harper not fond of former team, Sunday's rival

Packers, Thomas still adjusting to each other

Diminutive receiver gets first NFL start

Chiefs are set to take run at Ravens, and vice versa

No. 1 pick, not Super Bowl, might await Parcells

Oxendine is getting on-the-job training

Marino's replacement nervous but confident

Mr. Claude Coxwell
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Claude Martin Coxwell died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Mr. Eddie Bates
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Mr. Eddie Lee Bates, 41, of Lenox Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at Cullum Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Anna Mickens
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Anna H. Mickens, 96, of Idlewood Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at her residence.

Ms. Mary Thomas
HEPHZIBAH -- Ms. Mary Lee Thomas, 78, of Crest Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at Westlake Manor Health Care Center.

Mr. John Neal Jr.
THOMSON -- Mr. John. H. ``Johnny'' Neal Jr., 36, of Neal Street, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Tinye Hunt
WILLISTON, S.C. -- Mrs. Tinye Klintworth Hunt, 85, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at Williston Nursing Home.

Mr. George Cawley
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Mr. George Newton Cawley, 81, of Metasville Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Sara Binet
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Mrs. Sara Hunt Balentine Binet, 80, of Merritt Circle, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at St. Francis Hospital.

Ms. Geneva Bartley
NEW ELLENTON, -- Ms. Geneva Bartley, 48, of Walker Street, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Kenneth Mitts
HEPHZIBAH -- Mr. Kenneth Mitts, of Travis Drive, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at Jefferson County Hospital.

Mr. Patricio Limon
Mr. Patricio ``Pat'' Limon, 68, of Oak Brook Drive, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Richard Glenn
ATHENS, Ga. -- Mr. Richard Allen Glenn, 53, of St. James Drive, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999.

Mr. Oscar Penrow
Mr. Oscar Penrow, 82, of Pendleton Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Walter Weis
Mr. Walter F. Weis, 86, of Croix Court, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Anna Guin
WASHINGTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Anna Ruth Guin, 73, of Hendry Drive, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Stephen Lowery
RENTZ, Ga. -- Stephen Nicholas Neal Lowery, 7, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999.

Mr. Robert Darby
Mr. Robert Lenzy Darby, 63, of Solomon Place, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Michael Lowery
RENTZ, Ga. -- Michael Vincent Neal Lowery, 8, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999.

Mr. Paul Powell
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mr. Paul G. Powell, 53, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital.

Mrs. Margie Shuman
RENTZ, Ga. -- Mrs. Margie Lowery Shuman, 61, of Louis Road, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999.

Mr. Eally McArthur
THOMSON -- Mr. Eally McArthur, 65, of Murray Lane, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Rashad Ford
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -- Mr. Rashad Tober Ford, 20, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999.

Mr. Jerry Ross
TIGNALL, Ga. -- Mr. Jerry David Ross, 59, of Shoreline Drive, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Estelle Moody
BATH -- Mrs. Estelle Jones Moody, 90, of Eden Street, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at Pepper Hill Nursing Center, Aiken.

Mr. John Lord
UNION POINT, Ga. -- Mr. John Turnell Lord, 98, of Washington Highway, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at Greene Point Nursing Home.

Mrs. Annie Hamrick
AIKEN -- Mrs. Annie Joyce Wilson Hamrick, 70, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Hattie Ector
RAYLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Hattie Mae Ector, 78, of Linesville Road, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Bertha Trumble
VAUCLUSE, S.C. -- Mrs. Bertha Vonadore Trumble, 75, of Green Street, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Tillman Chavious
AIKEN -- Mr. Tillman Chavious, 78, of Florence Street N.W., died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Mabel Skeen
Mrs. Mable Skeen, 75, of Augusta, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at West Lake Manor.

Mr. Otto Ewing George
AIKEN -- Mr. Otto Ewing George died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999. He had retired as the co-owner of George Funeral Home and George Dairy Farm. He was 85.

Mrs. Mable Anderson
Mrs. Mable Anderson, of Fitten Street, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mrs. Helen Culbertson
GROVETOWN, Ga. -- Mrs. Helen Adams Culbertson, 68, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Clarence Whitehead Jr.
Mr. Clarence Whitehead Jr., 72, of Spruce Street, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at Windermere Nursing Home.

Mrs. Jessie Hutchins
BARTOW, Ga. -- Mrs. Jessie Norris Hall Hutchins, 80, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Maria Dixon
Mrs. Maria Bennett Dixon, 73, of Deans Bridge Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at Jennings Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Elizabeth Sheffield
HARLEM -- Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Sheffield, 65, of Gordon Highway, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Gladys Brantley
SARDIS, Ga. -- Mrs. Gladys Purser Brantley, 85, of Georgia Highway 24, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, at Brentwood Terrace Health Center.

Mrs. Shirley Sanders
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Shirley Sanders, 52, of Center Street, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mrs. Octavie Dickinson
BAMBERG, S.C. -- Mrs. Octavie M. ``Mosser'' Dickinson, 95, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, in Charleston.

Mr. Johnny Hill
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Johnny Hill, 73, of Bothwell Road, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Mattie Gilchrist
MCCORMICK, S.C. -- Mrs. Mattie M. Gilchrist, 59, of Walker Road, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, at Self Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Susie Jenkins
MILLEN, Ga. -- Mrs. Susie Jenkins, 91, of Buckhead Road, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at her residence.

Ms. Patricia Allen
Mrs. Patricia Ann Allen, of Roosevelt Drive, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Jasper Quiller
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Jasper W. ``Jack'' Quiller, 77, of Bradleyville Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Stephen Lowery

Clarence Whitehead Jr.

Mrs. Maria Dixon

Mr. Claude Coxwell

Ms. Patricia Allen

Mrs. Susie Jenkins

Mr. Robert Darby

Mr. Walter Weis

Mr. Otto Ewing George

Mrs. Shirley Sanders

Mr. John Neal Jr.

Ms. Mary Thomas

Mrs. Estelle Moody

Mrs. Helen Culbertson

Mrs. Octavie Dickinson

Mr. Richard Glenn

Mrs. Anna Mickens

Mr. Johnny Hill

Mrs. Sara Binet

Mr. Rashad Ford

Mr. Eddie Bates

Michael Lowery

Mrs. Anna Guin

Mr. Oscar Penrow

Mrs. Gladys Brantley

Mrs. Hattie Ector

Mr. Jerry Ross

Mr. Patricio Limon

Mrs. Bertha Trumble

Mrs. Mable Anderson

Mr. Tillman Chavious

Mr. Eally McArthur

Mr. Paul Powell

Mr. Kenneth Mitts

Mrs. Mattie Gilchrist

Ms. Geneva Bartley

Mrs. Mabel Skeen

Mr. George Cawley

Mrs. Tinye Hunt

Mrs. Elizabeth Sheffield

Mr. Jasper Quiller

Likes 'community servant' in Dist. 6
I am writing to voice my support for the only active community servant running in Augusta's6th Commission District, Andy Cheek. L.J. Olive, Augusta

Wants 'example of honesty' in Dist. 2
I am proud to say that District 2 Augusta Commission candidate Freddie Handy is my friend. He and I have known each other forquite some time, but we became friends a little over two years ago. Brad Owens, Augusta

Urges obedience to uniform policy
It has been over three months since I started reading about the student uniform policy for Richmond County schools. Recently the Parent Action Committee expressed its disapproval of the disciplinary actions for students who violate the dress policy. Marjorie G. Barbee, Hephzibah

Joint confab welcomed
Local taxpayers have reason to be encouraged that the Richmond County School Board met with Augusta commissioners earlier this week to discuss ways they can work together to save money.

Lauds 'gentleman' in District 2 race
Congratulations to the Rev. Marion Williams for deciding to become involved in our government by running for the District 2 Augusta Commission seat. I have known him for a number of years as he has pastored the Friendship Baptist Church next to my home. William A. Brown, III, Augusta

Praises Senate for rejecting treaty
It is my belief the Senate did exactly the right thing in rejecting the nuclear test ban treaty, which so many have said is flawed. I believe all those critics, such as the former secretaries of State, the former secretaries of Defense, the former CIA directors, the former national security advisers, etc. This would not have been in our national interest. Robert Smock, Hephzibah

Endorses candidate 'to be proud of'
I want to tell people about Andy Cheek. I know him as the president of our neighborhood association. He took the bull by the hornsand helped stop a couple of lawyers who wanted to cram lowpriced row housing and apartment buildings into our neighborhood. Jeanne J. Corley, Augusta

Answers questions about Christians
I believe Carl Champlin's memory (ref. letter of Oct. 10) about certain historical events is faulty, but this could be expected from one old enough to remember the Crusades and the conquest of North and South America. I suppose any attempt to refute the gentleman's recollection would be useless; however, he poses two questions that can be answered: Hubert Baker, Aiken

Comments on Grovetown election
Re the Oct. 17 editorial on Grovetown: I'm not sure where you researched your information or ifmayoral candidate George James truly has quoted it. Stacey Moore, Grovetown

Supports school uniform policy
If we as parents put as much effort into forming good character in our children as we have in complaining and fighting about the uniform issue we might not have an issue to argue about. Joanne Paulos, Augusta

Supports brother in District race
My goal was to stay out of the race between my brother, Andy Cheek, and Hobson Chavous. Unfortunately, Mr. Chavous has made that difficult by his practice of using people from west Augusta and Columbia County to go door to door for him in the 6th District. It appears that Mr. Chavous doesn't have time for the people. Robert Cheek, Augusta

Defends intelligence of Christians
In response to the Oct. 16 Morris News Service article by Joan Stroer, ``Survey finds hostility to Christianity in symbol,'' I would like to make a few points. It is commonly perceived among non-Christians that Christians generally are an uneducated lot. While intelligence thankfully doesn't determine whether one can be saved or not, quite a few Christians are rather well-educated. Gary Slater, Martinez

Backs Dist. 2 candidate of 'integrity'
I'd like to render my support to a man who is a great example tohis community: District 2 Augusta Commission candidate the Rev. Marion Williams. B.R. Brooker Sr., Augusta

The other IOC scandal
The International Olympic Committee's corruption in Olympic site selection has largely obscured another scandal dogging the Olympic movement -- athletes' use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Claim 'hostility' in survey responses
Regarding your Oct. 16 article on the ``Darwin'' fish (``Survey finds hostility to Christianity in symbol''). You are missing a category where I am sure many Christians fall. Kathy Marbert, Aiken

Appalling Klebold suit
The litigation explosion has hit the Columbine High School tragedy in Littleton, Colo. At least 18 lawsuits have been filed as a result of the tragic April 20 blood bath caused by two deranged teens who killed 12 students, a teacher and injured 23 others before turning their guns on themselves.

Slay second N.Y. team
To make their fifth trip to the World Series this decade, the Atlanta Braves had to drive a stake through the heart of a vampire. The New York Mets, making more comebacks than a boomerang, just wouldn't die -- at least not until the 11th inning of the sixth game of the National League Championship Series.

Clinton's new 'demon'
No sooner had Robert Ray been sworn in as Whitewater independent counsel to succeed the battle-scarred Kenneth Starr than the White House character assassins started in on Ray.

An unethical disgrace
Three Augusta commissioners -- Willie Mays, Jerry Brigham and J.B. Powell -- disgraced themselves and the city they represent Tuesday with their mindless, nitpicking, self-serving justifications against approving an ethics ordinance.

Westminster head for state semifinals

Area college roundup: ASU golf completes season

Overtime: Stallions tryout campset for Nov. 6

Overtime: U.S. women begin soccer tour today

Thelan fills two important positions

Wallace still looking for 50th victory and more

ASU soccer team trounced, 6-1

Hudspeth loses arm, not drive

Jordan's 23 restaurant opens in Chapel Hill

IOC doping policies criticized at Senate hearing

Restrictor plates save Earnhardt

NBA resumes drug testing after six-day hiatus

Study says zinc cuts cancer risk
WASHINGTON -- Researchers looking for connections between prostate cancer and outside influences found no statistical link with vasectomies, a study says. But men seemed to lower their risk of the disease significantly by taking certain vitamins.

Company one of first to provide insurance for information superhighway
ATLANTA -- Steve Haase likes to think of his company as the Lloyd's of London of the Internet.

Spotty Y2K readiness found among smaller chemical companies
WASHINGTON -- A check of small and medium-size chemical industry firms found that only a small number are prepared for the Y2K computer glitch, according to a Texas A&M University survey.

Government finalizes rules protecting kids online
WASHINGTON -- The government laid out new rules for protecting kids' privacy on the Internet Wednesday, allowing companies to send e-mail to parents seeking permission to ask children questions -- but only if the information is not shared with other companies.

Lab snakes studied to see if they adapt
Some local ecologists will begin a study today to determine whether a snake, once captured, can re-adapt to life in the wild.

Biological weapons remain a threat
WASHINGTON -- Russia may have destroyed what was once the world's largest stockpile of biological weapons, but it retains the capability to produce them again, a former Soviet weapons scientist suggested Wednesday.

Scientists: Fossils may be oldest dinosaur
WASHINGTON -- Jawbones of two animals from before the Jurassic period may be the oldest dinosaur fossils ever discovered and could focus new light on an era when mammals, dinosaurs and reptiles were in a frenzy of evolutionary change.

Study: Side effects can be removed from Valium
Valium and similar tranquilizers used to treat anxiety and insomnia could be reformulated to reduce such side effects as clumsiness and memory loss, a study suggests.

Scientists developing test for mad cow disease
WASHINGTON -- Scientists are developing a blood test they hope can be used to detect mad cow disease and similar brain illnesses in animals and humans.

Researchers to set off blasts to reveal faults, hazards
LOS ANGELES -- With memories of the 7.1-magnitude Hector earthquake still fresh, seismologists in Southern California are shaking up the ground themselves to create a portrait of faults and hazardous areas in the region's restless underbelly.

Customers linked to ad network
Morris Communications Corp., publisher of The Augusta Chronicle, went online today with a new service that provides access to the largest network of classified advertising in the nation.

Holiday computer prices rise
A stampede of buyers, coupled with aftershocks from a September earthquake in Taiwan, is rocking the holiday computer market.

Study says zinc cuts cancer risk

Scientists developing test for mad cow disease

Government finalizes rules protecting kids online

Customers linked to ad network

Holiday computer prices rise

Spotty Y2K readiness found among smaller chemical companies

Scientists: Fossils may be oldest dinosaur

Biological weapons remain a threat

Researchers to set off blasts to reveal faults, hazards

Lab snakes studied to see if they adapt

Company one of first to provide insurance for information superhighway