Braves look toward a new decade

World Series over, but Baylor's wait goes on

Yankees bask in tickertape glory, Braves look to future

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

World Series ratings up; still second-lowest ever

Braves anticipate few changes

Baseball notes: Players file for free agency

Technology often tests creativity

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.

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.

Home sales plunge to 5-year low

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.

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

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.

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

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

Additional business news

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.

Japan bites the bullet

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.

Business briefs

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

Ryberg launches company

U.S. economy still robust

Lockheed president resigns

Customer base is low

South Carolina's losing streak extends to recruiting wars

Bulldogs not intimidated by Gators

Gators' game: No passing fancy

UT finds no violations with tutor programs

Bulldogs welcome back Stroud

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

Georgia Tech hopes to improve against Wolfpack

Area college game notes

Martin doubts another record-breaking day against Gamecocks

Former Silver Bluff star has impressed Citadel coaches

Clemson, Wake Forest seeking bowl bids

Days of playing in pain gone at Alabama

Tigers emphasize defending the run

Paladins downplay Heels game

Georgia Tech's high-powered offense takes on Wolfpack

Florida and Georgia continue storied rivalry

Tigers point to early win as turning point

Cavaliers hoping for a fast start

ACC notebook: First Bowden clash was competitive affair

Tech, N.C. State both hampered by injuries

Holtz wishes open date were this week

SEC notebook: Tennessee has much at stake this Saturday

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.''

Slams Williams' request for new murder trial

Case signals revival of communism

What a character

Young's two ideas

Drainage plan a good idea

Gives opinions on Grovetown race

Discusses effects of Y2K on home PC

Says policy bane to high school years

Backs Handy's experience in Dist. 2

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

Rural jobs on the rise

Urges voters to note Chavous' record

Urges Commissioner Handy to resign

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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

Fishing tournament information

Bass tournament benefits March of Dimes projects

No. 3 Bulldogs edge Barnwell

Caywood keys Greenbrier win

McCormick blanks Thornwell

Augusta Christian cruises past Brentwood

Aquinas loses early lead, and the game

Georgia notebook: Three fights for first

Washington-Wilkes hold on for victory

S.C. notebook: Playoff picture comes into focus

Statesboro stymies Burke County, 27-3

Midland Valley wins on last-second field goal

Dublin edges Westside

Thomson upsets favored Josey

Evans rolls over NE Macon

Aiken closes in on region title

Laney hammers Glenn Hills

Kicks, long runs winners for Hawks

Swainsboro stays undefeated

Lucky 13 can pack a punch

Lynx winless streak reaches 4

Kingfish rally to top Lynx

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.''

Local talent showcased

Faith digest

Mending the Breach

Kids really become involved with 'Bilbo'

Fall colors, flowers get traditional treatment to brighten up yards

'Harvey' needs no doctoring

'Omega Code' finds success in untapped Christian market

Halloween horrors

Reliance on God has to be learned

Wildflowers get bum rap from gardening purists

Speaker puts Jewish spin on women's issues

Music captures mood of nation engaged in war

Planting care can help produce hardy apple trees in the South

Troupe filling theater void

Singer stays positive

Explosion blamed on corn in silo

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.

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.

Sheriff plans to complete term

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

Awards for valor

A look at the 20th century: 1984

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Firings related to thefts

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.

Preventive medicine

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.

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

Rail agencies reach agreement

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.

Glenn makes teaching new mission

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.

Jury acquits suspect in killing

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.

Free wheeling

Rail agencies reach agreement
ATLANTA -- Three sta

Two die in Blue Angels jet crash

Brown family backs Handy

Grant not coming to Richmond, Columbia counties

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.

Across the area: Two suspects face additional charges

Filmmakers turn back hands of time

Ready for racing

Haunted houses too scary for tots

County to assessor: resign or be fired

Lawyers decry ban on race factor

Across the area: Observe Halloween tonight

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Conflict postpones hearing

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?

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.

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.

United Way surpasses campaign's goal

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.

Prisoner released on technicality

Halloween parties change little

Jazz show will benefit free clinic

Signs of the times

Saying goodbye

Cities support Saturday trick-or-treating

Twenty counties miss service-plan cutoff

Chapel honors airmen

Between friends

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.

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.

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.

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.

School system receives $85,000 windfall

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.

Hornets try to mix talent into chemistry

NBA notes: Hawks forward re-injures calf

Wizards' Strickland found innocent in DUI case

Ricky Moore signs with CBA team

Players and officials adapting to rule changes

Metcalf back in the spotlight with a different team

Favre ready to face Holmgren man to man

I Dumped Dorsey: Week 9

Chandler-to-Mathis connection heats up

Seifert provides little change in Panters

Falcons notebook: Statistics can't overcome another loss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Mrs. Elizabeth Womack
JOHNSTON, S.C. -- Mrs. Elizabeth Womack, 72, of Dove Street, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center, 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. Henrietta Albright
Mrs. Henrietta Albright, 82, of Scott Road, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at Salem Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Miss Connie Newman

Mr. Willie Golphin Sr.

Mr. Vernon Bryan

Mrs. Henrietta Albright

Mrs. Leola Dawson

Mrs. Sally Rice

Mr. W. Ernest Hill

Rev. Lewis McKie

Mr. Doye Rivers

Mrs. Evelyn Crawford

Mrs. Lois Coleman

Mr. Winfred Turner

Ms. Rosie Gibson

Mrs. Jeanette Johnson

Ms. Martha Passmore

Mr. Montague Williams

Mr. Floyce Lynch

Mrs. Rentha Smith

Mrs. Elizabeth Womack

Miss Lillian Joyner

Mr. Albert Lockhart

Mrs. Jeraldine Middleton

Rev. Johnny Shorter

Mr. Lester Ford

Mr. James McManus

Mr. Roy Jones

Mr. Willie Jones

Mr. Morgan Holley

Mr. Jerry Brown Sr.

Mrs. Liselotte McCadden

Mrs. Omah Maddox

Mr. Bobby Seawright

Mrs. Georgia Sturgis

Mrs. Tammie Simmons

Mrs. Alberta Newman

Mrs. Dianne LaGrone

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Overtime: Agassi posts easy win in Eurocard Open

Estes tribute: A putter off the tee

IOC reform commission holds final meeting

Love leads after a sad, strange day

Colleagues, family remember Stewart

Stewart and crash victims remembered at memorials

Overtime: Agassi reaches Eurocard Open semifinals

Saleh, Stratford edge Westminster

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.''

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.

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.

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.

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!

Phone companies brace for New Year's tie-ups

I Dumped Dorsey: Week 9

Workers urged to detail wasteful government on Internet

Bladder cancer test shows promise

Report: Drug-resistant TB spreads to 104 countries

History of sex-determining chromosomes traced

Computer woes hamper Hershey sales

Execution photos make Web site popular

Rules for internet politics