World Series ratings up; still second-lowest ever

Yankees bask in tickertape glory, Braves look to future

Braves look toward a new decade

Baseball notes: Players file for free agency

World Series over, but Baylor's wait goes on

It happens (almost) every fall: Yankees get a parade

Braves anticipate few changes

Technology often tests creativity

Ryberg launches company
An e-commerce company co-founded by a former Aiken resident debuted this week on the Internet.

Business briefs
Microsoft buying software developer ... Levi stops selling on own Web sites... Salmon not recalled

Lockheed president resigns
BALTIMORE -- Peter B. Teets stepped down Friday as president and chief operating officer of Lockheed Martin Corp., taking responsibility for disappointing financial results that led the big defense contractor to slash its earnings estimates for next year by more than half.

Area jobless rate unchanged

Japan bites the bullet
TOKYO -- The titans of the Japanese business world used to be known for guaranteeing their workers a job for life. Now they are quickly earning a reputation for a very different practice: downsizing.

U.S. economy still robust
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy roared back from a springtime pause, expanding at a sizzling annual rate of 4.8 percent from July through September. But it was a second report -- documenting modest wage and benefit inflation -- that spurred a rally on Wall Street.

Home sales plunge to 5-year low
WASHINGTON -- New-home sales posted the deepest plunge in more than five years last month, dropping 12.8 percent as prospective buyers were put off by rising mortgage rates.

Area jobless rate unchanged
Seasonal workers returning to jobs at public schools helped steady unemployment rates in the Augusta area in September.

Home sales plunge to 5-year low

Customer base is low

Customer base is low
CHICAGO -- After-hours stock trading goes mainstream today, with the first traditional exchange staying open late to compete with upstart electronic networks.

Lockheed president resigns

Additional business news
Merry Land reports drop in earnings...Restaurant delays opening...Seafood company recalls salmon...Accounting firms announce merger

Japan bites the bullet

Additional business news

Business briefs

U.S. economy still robust

Ryberg launches company

AMA joins health information Internet game
NEW YORK -- Worried that patients are getting bad information over the Internet, the American Medical Association and several other doctors' organizations are launching their own health Web site.

Clemson, Wake Forest seeking bowl bids

Florida and Georgia continue storied rivalry

Small college roundup: Fort Valley State can clinch tie for SIAC title

Holtz wishes open date were this week

Tech, N.C. State both hampered by injuries

Georgia Tech's high-powered offense takes on Wolfpack

Tigers point to early win as turning point

Georgia Tech hopes to improve against Wolfpack

SEC notebook: Tennessee has much at stake this Saturday

Martin doubts another record-breaking day against Gamecocks

Cavaliers hoping for a fast start

Area college game notes

Bulldogs not intimidated by Gators

Former Silver Bluff star has impressed Citadel coaches

Bulldogs welcome back Stroud

Tigers emphasize defending the run

ACC notebook: First Bowden clash was competitive affair

Days of playing in pain gone at Alabama

UT finds no violations with tutor programs

South Carolina's losing streak extends to recruiting wars

Paladins downplay Heels game

Gators' game: No passing fancy

A look at the 20th century: 1984
If Americans believed the polls that came out with numbing regularity in 1984, they could not have doubted which presidential candidate would prevail.

Halloween parties change little
This article and illustration appeared in The Augusta Chronicle on Oct. 29, 1899 -- a century ago -- under the headline: ``How to get up a Halloween party.''

What a character

Says 'take flag off' S.C. State House

Young's two ideas

Drainage plan a good idea

Slams Williams' request for new murder trial

Rural jobs on the rise

Says policy bane to high school years

Urges Commissioner Handy to resign

Gives opinions on Grovetown race

Case signals revival of communism

Discusses effects of Y2K on home PC

Backs Handy's experience in Dist. 2

Urges voters to note Chavous' record

Speaker puts Jewish spin on women's issues
Carol Diament likes to tell the story of the daughters of Celophehad, Old Testament women who went to Moses to claim their inheritance.

Wildflowers get bum rap from gardening purists
"Hear ye, hear ye! The Superior Court of USDA Zone 8 is now in session, the honorable judge Daisy Fleabane presiding. We hear the civil case of Rod, et al., vs Allergy-be-Gone, a defamation action in which attorney Mr. Dan D. Lion, representing the plaintiff, Gold N. Rod and all other plants similarly situated, alleges that they are untruthfully portrayed by the defendant as allergens causing sniffling, sneezing and itchy red eyes, thereby exposing them to ridicule, lowered reputations and disadvantaged placement in garden centers."

Halloween horrors
Looking for something spooky to do this Halloween weekend? No problem. There's a lot going on in the area -- whatever tickles your bones.

Mending the Breach
While most Augustans sleep tonight, representatives of the Lutheran World Federation and the Vatican will take a major step in mending the nearly 500-year-old rift between their communions.

Fall colors, flowers get traditional treatment to brighten up yards
JOHNSTON, S.C. -- A family of scarecrows is living at Oral Oaks Plantation. The straw-stuffed pumpkin-heads are the alter egos of the plantation's residents, the Lynn family. Each is dressed like the real-life counterpart, crowned with ball caps, blond curls and hair bows.

Faith digest
Presbyterians can celebrate their Scottish heritage complete with bagpipes and pageantry tartan-style this weekend. Bruce Davies will perform his own compositions and traditional folk songs from Scotland at 7:30 tonight at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way.

Troupe filling theater void
Augusta already has a large arts community that appeals to various sectors, but James Worth of the Augusta Theatre Company says his new group, which debuts this weekend with a production of the dark comedy Cosi, has a niche of its own.

Reliance on God has to be learned
A troubled person came in for therapy. As he told his story, it became clear after only a few minutes that he trusted no one but himself and that he had serious doubts about that from time to time.

Planting care can help produce hardy apple trees in the South
Each fall, when gardeners receive nursery catalogs, we get calls asking which apple variety is best for this area.

'Omega Code' finds success in untapped Christian market
HOLLYWOOD -- A church-based marketing campaign, the kind that usually rallies protesters against the evils of Hollywood, has helped make the independent Christian film The Omega Code one of the nation's top-grossing movies.

Music captures mood of nation engaged in war
Music, dance and history intertwine this weekend at the Bell Auditorium in Road to Victory, a musical tribute to the generation that won World War II.

'Harvey' needs no doctoring
The latest operation among faculty, staff and students at the Medical College of Georgia isn't the life-saving kind -- in fact it has nothing to do with medicine.

Kids really become involved with 'Bilbo'
Adventure, romance, suspense, comedy -- Bilbo and the Magic Ring has them all. The first show of Storyland Theatre's 12th season is a crowd-pleasing musical written and directed by Richard Davis Jr.

Singer stays positive
Bruce Davies says the world is a pretty good place, even when circumstances turn life a little sour.

Local talent showcased
There's plenty of young musical talent in Augusta. That will be evident at two events this weekend featuring Augusta bands, many of whose members are high school or college students.

Bass tournament benefits March of Dimes projects

Fishing tournament information

Evans rolls over NE Macon

Statesboro stymies Burke County, 27-3

Thomson upsets favored Josey

Augusta Christian cruises past Brentwood

Caywood keys Greenbrier win

Swainsboro stays undefeated

Aquinas loses early lead, and the game

Lucky 13 can pack a punch

Aiken closes in on region title

Georgia notebook: Three fights for first

Kicks, long runs winners for Hawks

Midland Valley wins on last-second field goal

Laney hammers Glenn Hills

Dublin edges Westside

No. 3 Bulldogs edge Barnwell

McCormick blanks Thornwell

Washington-Wilkes hold on for victory

S.C. notebook: Playoff picture comes into focus

Kingfish rally to top Lynx

Lynx winless streak reaches 4

Technology often tests creativity
A decade or so ago, it was common for folks to say they were so technologically challenged they couldn't even "program a VCR.''

Mending the Breach

Troupe filling theater void

'Omega Code' finds success in untapped Christian market

'Harvey' needs no doctoring

Local talent showcased

Halloween horrors

Faith digest

Speaker puts Jewish spin on women's issues

Singer stays positive

Fall colors, flowers get traditional treatment to brighten up yards

Wildflowers get bum rap from gardening purists

Planting care can help produce hardy apple trees in the South

Music captures mood of nation engaged in war

Reliance on God has to be learned

Kids really become involved with 'Bilbo'

County to assessor: resign or be fired

Ready for racing
Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center operations specialists Artimus Kimble (back) and Demon Smith lay plywood on the floor of the civic center arena preparing for the National Barrel Horse Association World Championships, which begin Monday.

School system receives $85,000 windfall
Columbia County's school officials can now say they know the thrill that comes from finding forgotten cash in a pocket. The school system recently received an $85,000 check as a claimant in an asbestos school litigation settlement. The only thing: The school district had forgotten about their involvement until they got the check.

Awards for valor
Rogers Porter was more than a husband and father, his family members said. He was a hero. On Friday, the Army gave his family commendations recognizing their hero's courage.

Firings related to thefts

Between friends
Ruth Fulcher of Hephzibah looks over books available at the Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Appleby Branch of Augusta-Richmond County Library on Friday. The sale continues today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the branch at 2260 Walton Way.

Jazz show will benefit free clinic
Jazz may be the salvation of St. Vincent dePaul Health Center.

Sheriff plans to complete term
After months of whispers, rumors and speculation, Richmond County Sheriff Charles Webster admitted it: He's not going to seek office again.

Cities support Saturday trick-or-treating
Forget the ghosts and goblins. What's haunting parents this trick-or-treating season is a dilemma that's as sticky as a spider's web. Namely, when exactly is Halloween?

Parents charged in pupils' absences
Four Columbia County parents face misdemeanor charges of failing to keep their children in school.

Across the area: Two suspects face additional charges
Police have added more charges against two teens who were arrested Oct. 20 in connection with an armed robbery.

Jury acquits suspect in killing
An Augusta man who said he shot a neighbor in self-defense during a May argument was acquitted of murder and assault charges Thursday by a Richmond County jury.

Chapel honors airmen
POOLER, Ga. -- A spiritual piece of aviation history comes to the Mighty 8th Air Force Heritage Museum with construction of the Chapel of Fallen Angels.

Brown family backs Handy
If money talks, then former Richmond County Commissioner Hobson Chavous should walk away with the District 6 seat for Augusta Commission in Tuesday's election.

Chapel honors airmen

Grant not coming to Richmond, Columbia counties
A grant that might have led to health care coverage for the uninsured in Richmond and Columbia counties won't be coming, but University Hospital and Medical College of Georgia say the plan isn't dead.

Saying goodbye

Two die in Blue Angels jet crash
VALDOSTA, Ga. -- Two Navy pilots were killed Thursday when an FA-18 Hornet jet from the Blue Angels precision flying team crashed near Moody Air Force Base outside Valdosta.

Conflict postpones hearing
A 15-year-old forgotten incident jogged loose by old court documents Friday meant the postponement of a hearing for a man who participated in the robbery, kidnapping and slaying of a Columbia County couple in 1984.

Glenn makes teaching new mission

Glenn makes teaching new mission
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- John Glenn, retired astronaut, has his feet planted firmly on the ground as he takes on his next mission: trying to teach the next generation of college students that politics is an honorable job.

Jury acquits suspect in killing

Firings related to thefts
Two of the three city employees accused of selling handicapped-parking signs and stealing sign posts have been terminated.

Free wheeling

Brown family backs Handy

Two die in Blue Angels jet crash

Lawyers decry ban on race factor
ATHENS, Ga. -- An immediate ban on the use of race in University of Georgia admissions for fall 2000 would be ``inappropriate and premature,'' state lawyers have told a federal judge.

Grant not coming to Richmond, Columbia counties

Preventive medicine
It is only a few minutes, but it seems longer as Travis Caudill draws the flu vaccine into a syringe, carefully flicks a bubble to the top, then swabs the right arm of Alfred Murphy.

Across the area: Two suspects face additional charges

Awards for valor

Ready for racing

Fall Back America, it's standard time again
WASHINGTON -- It's time for another American ritual: setting the clocks back.

Rail agencies reach agreement

Jazz show will benefit free clinic

Haunted houses too scary for tots

Twenty counties miss service-plan cutoff

School system receives $85,000 windfall

Teacher requests release
The Hephzibah High School teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student may be released on bond pending trial if he forfeits possible reinstatement as a teacher until his criminal case is concluded, a judge said Friday.

Conflict postpones hearing

Suspect's bond request denied
An Augusta man accused of hit-and-run accident that left two children seriously injured must remain in jail for now, a judge ruled Thursday.

United Way surpasses campaign's goal

Free wheeling
Damian Wright, 8, rides his bike along Abbeville Avenue in Aiken on Thursday afternoon.

Across the area: Observe Halloween tonight

Rail agencies reach agreement
ATLANTA -- Three sta

Explosion blamed on corn in silo
MONETTA -- Smoldering corn caused a silo to explode at a Saluda County feed mill in August, company officials said Friday at the close of a three-month investigation.

Haunted houses too scary for tots
NORCROSS, Ga. -- As the smoke machine billows out sweet-smelling mist and the overhead speakers cackle and moan, four preteen boys huddle together as they make their way through the darkened maze.

A look at the 20th century: 1984

Judge orders store to surrender alcohol license
Patrons of the Kroger on Columbia Road will have to buy beer and wine elsewhere for the next 30 days.

Lawyers decry ban on race factor

Halloween parties change little

Reprieve buys Peachtree more time
ATLANTA -- Georgia's third-largest natural-gas marketer won a brief reprieve in federal Bankruptcy Court on Friday from Atlanta Gas Light Co.'s efforts to dismantle it.

Signs of the times

Twenty counties miss service-plan cutoff
ATLANTA -- The vast majority of Georgia counties put aside their differences with cities within their borders in time to beat Friday's deadline for filing state-mandated service-delivery plans.

Cities support Saturday trick-or-treating

County to assessor: resign or be fired
Prompted by a racial discrimination lawsuit, Richmond County government officials have issued chief tax appraiser Harrison Sears an ultimatum: resign or be fired.

Filmmakers turn back hands of time
SAVANNAH -- Fords from the '20s nudged the curb. A sign listed late dinners for 10 and 25 cents.

Preventive medicine

Between friends

Filmmakers turn back hands of time

Explosion blamed on corn in silo

United Way surpasses campaign's goal
AIKEN -- With all the fervor of a championship team, United Way of Aiken County supporters made a grand entrance Friday at this year's campaign victory party.

Prisoner released on technicality

Saying goodbye
AIKEN -- Nearly 500 people gathered Friday at Aiken's First Baptist Church to say goodbye to Charles E. Simons Jr., best known as a federal judge for the past 35 years.

Sheriff plans to complete term

Prisoner released on technicality
After nearly seven years behind bars, an Augusta man who convinced the state Supreme Court his conviction and prison sentence were invalid walked out of jail.

Across the area: Observe Halloween tonight
Augusta Mayor Bob Young and other local officials have asked that children who plan to go trick-or-treating do so tonight instead of Sunday, the official calendar date for Halloween.

Signs of the times
Carrying sheet music that her father wrote, North Augusta resident Georgia Brooks walked over to the 2,200-pound vault, prepared to make her family's mark on history.

Wizards' Strickland found innocent in DUI case

Hornets try to mix talent into chemistry

Ricky Moore signs with CBA team

NBA notes: Hawks forward re-injures calf

Players and officials adapting to rule changes

Seifert provides little change in Panters

Falcons notebook: Statistics can't overcome another loss

Metcalf back in the spotlight with a different team

Favre ready to face Holmgren man to man

Chandler-to-Mathis connection heats up

I Dumped Dorsey: Week 9

Mrs. Ruth Butter
WAGENER -- Mrs. Ruth Catherine Jones Butter, 82, of Flowing Wells Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at Pepper Hill Nursing Center.

Mrs. Elizabeth Womack
JOHNSTON, S.C. -- Mrs. Elizabeth Womack, 72, of Dove Street, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center, Augusta.

Miss Lillian Joyner
Miss Lillian JoynerPERKINS, Ga. -- Miss Lillian Grace Joyner, 78, of Brentwood Drive, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at Brentwood Terrace Nursing Center.

Mr. Willie Jones
Mr. Willie Jones, of 10th Avenue, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Lester Ford
Mr. Lester Austin Ford, 82, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at Beverly Manor Nursing Home.

Mr. Charlie Williams
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Charlie T. Williams of Ellen Williams Drive, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Willie Golphin Sr.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mr. Willie Golphin Sr., of Wilson Boulevard, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999.

Mrs. Dianne LaGrone
THOMSON -- Mrs. Dianne LaGrone, 44, of Quail Farm Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at McDuffie County Hospital.

Mrs. Sally Rice
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Sally Oglesby Rice, 71, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. W. Ernest Hill
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Mr. W. Ernest Hill, 55, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999.

Mr. D.B. Roberts
GARDEN CITY, Ga. -- Mr. D.B. ``Branson'' Roberts, 87, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Jerry Brown Sr.
DEARING -- Mr. Jerry Lee Brown Sr., 77, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Hubert Shoemaker
THOMSON -- Mr. Hubert Lee Shoemaker, 68, of Morningside Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Lois Coleman
Mrs. Lois Hall Coleman, 75, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at her residence.

Ms. Elizabeth Moore
ALLENDALE, S.C. -- Ms. Elizabeth Ann ``Princess'' Moore, 37, of Pickrum Street, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at her residence.

Ms. Rosie Gibson
HARLEM -- Ms. Rosie Bell ``Big Bae'' Gibson, 70, of Tolbert Drive, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at her residence.

Miss Connie Newman
SALT LAKE CITY -- Miss Connie Ann Newman, 52, of Fourth Avenue, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999.

Mrs. Jeanette Johnson
NEWARK, N.J. -- Mrs. Jeanette Douglas Johnson, 61, of Court Street, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Roy Jones
NORWOOD, Ga. -- Mr. Roy Vamp Jones, 77, of Atlanta Highway, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 1999, at Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington.

Mr. Floyce Lynch
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Mr. Floyce Franklin ``Frank'' Lynch, 71, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Liselotte McCadden
Mrs. Liselotte B. ``Lisa'' McCadden, 71, of Evening Drive, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. William Allen
BLYTHE -- Mr. William Monroe Allen, 66, of Gin House Street, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mrs. Omah Maddox
KITE, Ga. -- Mrs. Omah Lanier Maddox, 88, of Route 1, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at Fairview Park Hospital, Dublin.

Mrs. Evelyn Crawford
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Evelyn Hodges Crawford, 89, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at Brentwood Terrace Health Center.

Mr. Vernon Bryan
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mr. Vernon Bryan, of Travis Avenue, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at Lexington Medical Center.

Rev. Johnny Shorter
HEPHZIBAH -- The Rev. Johnny Clark Shorter, of Woodlake Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Montague Williams
SPRINGFIELD, S.C. -- Mr. Montague Spurgeon Williams, 93, of Surrey Race Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Jesse Sanderson
Mr. Jesse Palmer Sanderson, 92, of Augusta, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Bobby Seawright
PERRY, S.C. -- Mr. Bobby Lee Seawright, 35, of Sigma Street, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Winfred Turner
LAS VEGAS -- Mr. Winfred Turner, 68, of West Flamingo Road, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at St. Vincent Hospital, Toledo, Ohio.

Mr. Doye Rivers
GIBSON, Ga. -- Mr. Doye Rivers, 86, of Chalker Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Georgia Sturgis
Mrs. Georgia Ann Sturgis, of London Boulevard, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Albert Lockhart
Mr. Albert Lockhart, of Boy Scout Road, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home.

Mrs. Leola Dawson
Mrs. Leola P. Dawson, of Walton Way, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at University Hospital.

Ms. Martha Passmore
BARTOW, Ga. -- Ms. Martha Ann Passmore, 48, of Jordan Circle, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Geneva Williams
AIKEN -- Mrs. Geneva Williams, 74, of Edgefield Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Cecil Joiner Jr.
TENNILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Cecil Herman Joiner Jr., 77, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at Oconee Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Jeraldine Middleton
HEPHZIBAH -- Mrs. Jeraldine Middleton, 47, of Vanessa Drive, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Jeraldine Middleton
HEPHZIBAH -- Mrs. Jeraldine Middleton, 47, of Vanessa Drive, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Rentha Smith
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Rentha Bell Hopkins Smith, 88, of Rainbow Ridge, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at Emanuel County Hospital.

Mrs. Tammie Simmons
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mrs. Tammie Butler Simmons, 33, of South Carolina Highway 121, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at Edgefield County Hospital.

Mrs. Alberta Newman
BLYTHE, -- Mrs. Alberta M. Newman, 86, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at Forest Lake Nursing Home.

Rev. Lewis McKie
The Rev. Lewis R. McKie, 80, of Wheeler Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. James McManus
Mr. James Lynch McManus, 71, of Alpine Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Morgan Holley
AIKEN -- Mr. Morgan Holley, 70, of Whiskey Road, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Mrs. Henrietta Albright
Mrs. Henrietta Albright, 82, of Scott Road, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at Salem Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Willie Golphin Sr.

Mrs. Dianne LaGrone

Mr. Montague Williams

Mrs. Rentha Smith

Mr. W. Ernest Hill

Miss Lillian Joyner

Mr. Winfred Turner

Mrs. Jeraldine Middleton

Mr. James McManus

Mr. Lester Ford

Mr. Willie Jones

Mr. Morgan Holley

Mrs. Elizabeth Womack

Mrs. Alberta Newman

Rev. Johnny Shorter

Mr. Roy Jones

Mr. Albert Lockhart

Mrs. Tammie Simmons

Mrs. Lois Coleman

Mrs. Evelyn Crawford

Mr. Bobby Seawright

Rev. Lewis McKie

Mrs. Leola Dawson

Mrs. Sally Rice

Mrs. Georgia Sturgis

Mrs. Henrietta Albright

Mr. Floyce Lynch

Ms. Martha Passmore

Mr. Jerry Brown Sr.

Mrs. Jeanette Johnson

Miss Connie Newman

Mr. Vernon Bryan

Mrs. Omah Maddox

Ms. Rosie Gibson

Mr. Doye Rivers

Mrs. Liselotte McCadden

Sisler: Avoid editing God's Word to fit the times
On Tuesday night, the Atlanta Braves had two games remaining in their baseball season. The arithmetic was simple. Win two and keep playing, or lose two and wait until next year (along with my Pittsburgh Pirates). It was then that Bobby Cox demonstrated why he should not be chosen as manager of the year.

Chides minister for response to teen
In the Oct. 12 issue of ``Xtreme Stuff For Teens'' in The Chronicle, a teen-ager wrote in to say he needed advice on how to ``come out'' to his parents. In this article I was greatly saddened to see Dr. Gene Norris, a minister according to the article, quoted as saying that this teen should ``rehearse what he was going to say ... to build courage.'' Rev. Mike Andrews, Blythe

Rural jobs on the rise
One heartening development heading into the new millennium is a pickup in economic activity in some of our area's rural counties. Most spectacular is Burke County's jump. Virtually overnight it is expected to go from having one of Georgia's high-est unemployment rates, 8.8 percent, to one of the lowest, 3 percent -- below even the state average of 3.9 percent.

Chastens defender of mayor's 'legacy'
Re Stacy Moore's Oct. 22 letter: This is one of the best sugar-coated mud-slinging efforts I haveseen yet. She should practice what she preaches about taking at face value what she reads in the paper. I have never heard of the $1.9 million (city hall) figure until I read it in the paper; maybe editor Phil Kent can help us with that one. Mark Devoti, Grovetown

Discusses effects of Y2K on home PC
Dwight Watt (letter, Oct. 14) asserts The Chronicle did its readers a disservice by printing an article on the effects of Y2K on home computers. He accused the reporter of not researching the information and needlessly alarming home PC owners. Catherine Davis, Hephzibah

Says 'take flag off' S.C. State House
About this flag on the South Carolina capitol: Shouldn't it represent all of the people of that state, not just the heritage of a few? Does it represent the Negro slaves or the Indians? This land belonged to the Indians. South Carolina should have been one of the richest states in the Union. Augustus Nelms, Augusta

What a character
Thomson Mayor Bob Knox Jr. embarrassed himself and his city when he had to be escorted away from a Thomson High School-Richmond Academy football game the other night. He was issued a warning for criminal trespass after yelling at officials, and has been barred from Richmond County school system property for the rest of the school year.

Drainage plan a good idea
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has come up with a great idea: Drain enough of the Savannah River near Augusta to see how a shutdown of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam would impact the city's marina and the scenic downtown Riverwalk.

Gives opinions on Grovetown race
I read with interest your recent Grovetown editorial and Stacey Moore's Oct. 22 response. Bouquets to her for doing the math for mayoral candidate George James and bringing up the disgraceful antics of the Grovetown Department of Public Safety. Viola Bates, Grovetown

Don't cut classtime
Columbia County school officials were taught a tough lesson last year when they tried to change the school schedule and ran up against a buzz-saw of angry parents at public meetings.

Slams Williams' request for new murder trial
If Bryan Tyrone Williams (convicted murderer of Michael Stephenson) wants a new trial, I say let him have it. He might not be so lucky with the jury the next time. His attorney says that there was not sufficient evidence presented.Rick Burwell, Hephzibah

Backs Handy's experience in Dist. 2
The article profiling candidates in Augusta's District 2 commission race made choosing who to vote for easy. Gloria M. Rouse, Augusta

Finds earring policy discriminatory
I have two boys who attend Richmond County schools. I understand and appreciate the idea behind the school dress code. I felt that it was about time that such a dress code was instituted. However, my main disagreement with the policy is over the body piercing-no earrings (male) portion. Dorothea Saterfield, Augusta

Pleads for help with troubled son
The juvenile court system never ceases to amaze me. I have a child with severe emotional difficulties. I have taken him to counseling since he was 3. As part of his therapy, I have been encouraged to call the police for assistance in dealing with him. Recently, he ran away. D. James, Hephzibah

Young's two ideas
Augusta Mayor Bob Young has two ideas -- one poor and one good -- on how the state can soften the pain of escalating indigent medical care costs in Georgia communities.

Praises 'Chronicle' photo of Bush
When I first saw the picture of George W. Bush on the front page of the Oct. 22 paper, I thought it was the best wire picture I had seen of the Republican presidential candidate. Tom Hunter, Augusta

Urges voters to note Chavous' record
On July 3, 1994, The Chronicle reported yet another ``political maneuver'' as described by one commissioner who, of course, ``did not remember voting for the measure.'' Brian Antonicelli, Augusta

Sisler: Avoid editing God's Word to fit the times
On Tuesday night, the Atlanta Braves had two games remaining in their baseball season. The arithmetic was simple. Win two and keep playing, or lose two and wait until next year (along with my Pittsburgh Pirates). It was then that Bobby Cox demonstrated why he should not be chosen as manager of the year.

Says policy bane to high school years
Amid all of the controversy over new dress codes, I believe that the students and parents should have a say on what their children should and shouldn't wear, rather than the School Board making biased and hypocritical decisions concerning today's generation and the way we prefer to dress. Chris Shelton, Harlem

Raps Sisler column on 'tolerance'
In printing the Oct. 23 column by Daavid Sisler titled, ``Tolerance should not mean endorsement,'' The Chronicle again gave voice to a man with large opinions and a small mind. Judging from the space he gets, Mr. Sisler seems to be one of the paper's poster boys. Charles P. Heywood, Martinez

Urges Commissioner Handy to resign
This letter is to let the public know that I, along with many other residents of the 2nd District are not fooled by the so-called elected officials of the inner city in Augusta-Richmond County -- especially the incumbent Commissioner Freddie Handy. Does he think you can just put up signs saying, ``Keep Handy'' and that is all that's needed? Evans Harris Jr., Augusta

Case signals revival of communism
In fashion-conscious Europe, communism is back in style. The brainchild of Karl Marx and Freidrich Engles is not only a rising trend in the United Kingdom,but communism, an active force, seeks to devour all who stand against it. M. L. Russell, Evans

Blasts Democrats for nation's state
Why is it that the political party that was in charge of this country for 44 years allowed us to get into debt over our ears; allowed politicians to use Social Security money to further their socialist ideas; allowed our school systems to become wastelands; allowed crime to become rampant and allowed our country to become hyphenated and multilingual? Charlie J. Connell, North Augusta

Calls interview beyond bad taste
I am not a Pete Rose fan, but I believe the NBC interview with him was beyond bad taste. The occasion of the night called for a little decorum and that certainly was not the case. There is a proper time and a proper place for the type of interview that this particular interviewer wanted to do. Joan Kennedy, Grovetown

Estes tribute: A putter off the tee

Saleh, Stratford edge Westminster

IOC reform commission holds final meeting

Stewart and crash victims remembered at memorials

Colleagues, family remember Stewart

Overtime: Agassi posts easy win in Eurocard Open

Overtime: Agassi reaches Eurocard Open semifinals

Love leads after a sad, strange day

Rules for internet politics
WASHINGTON -- Diving into the uncharted waters of Internet politics, the Federal Election Commission today began deciding what rules should be followed by Web sites set up independently of any political campaign.

SRS targets ecology in new vision
A major element of Savannah River Site's future strategy is protection of the environment, the site's top official said Thursday.

History of sex-determining chromosomes traced
WASHINGTON -- The difference between women and men all started 300 million years ago when an ordinary chromosome took the first evolutionary step toward the X and Y chromosomes that now determine the gender of humans, researchers say.

Bladder cancer test shows promise
LONDON -- An experimental urine test to detect bladder cancer shows promise of catching the disease in its early stages and could be adapted to test for colon, prostate and other cancers, a new study says.

Coke machines may aquire new technology
ATLANTA -- The Coca-Cola Co. is studying wireless technology that could allow bottlers to raise or lower soda prices by remote control at certain times -- say, during hot weather.

Execution photos make Web site popular
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Hundreds of thousands -- if not millions -- of people around the world have logged onto the Florida Supreme Court's Web site to look at grisly color photos of the last killer executed in the state's electric chair.

Report: Drug-resistant TB spreads to 104 countries
NEW YORK -- Drug-resistant tuberculosis has been found in 104 countries and could spread to every nation unless $1 billion is devoted to controlling it, according to a study released Thursday.

Phone companies brace for New Year's tie-ups
WASHINGTON -- Major phone companies are sending an unusual New Year's plea to their customers: Don't pick up that phone!

Workers urged to detail wasteful government on Internet
WASHINGTON -- The House Budget Committee chairman wants to hear from federal employees if they know about wasteful government spending or if they see ``some crazy things that make your blood boil.''

Computer woes hamper Hershey sales
HERSHEY, Pa. -- Many little ghosts and goblins won't find Hershey chocolates in their trick-or-treat bags this weekend because trouble with the candymaker's new computer system fouled up deliveries.

Microsoft plans to Boost Internet Service
Microsoft Corp. will step up its online efforts next month, when it unveils an improved MSN portal and Internet service, an online shopping service and a prototype for its first e-mail/surfing device called MSN Web Companion.

Rules for internet politics

Bladder cancer test shows promise

Execution photos make Web site popular

I Dumped Dorsey: Week 9

History of sex-determining chromosomes traced

Report: Drug-resistant TB spreads to 104 countries

Phone companies brace for New Year's tie-ups

Computer woes hamper Hershey sales

Workers urged to detail wasteful government on Internet