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

Reds get Bichette to replace Vaughn

Baseball notes: Players file for free agency

How will you spend extra hour?

Pocket change

Web sites allow you to grade the guru
In an age when self-doubt is considered a weakness and self-promotion a virtue, everyone seems so sure of themselves these days, especially when it comes to experts telling you what to do with your money.

Home sales plunge to 5-year low

$6.5 billion in savings bonds misplaced
NEW YORK -- Bestowed at christenings, tucked into birthday cards and doled out at graduations, the U.S. savings bond has been one of the most popular gift items in America over the years.

On the move

Pocket change
The shortage of information technology workers is holding back the growing U.S. economy, according to a survey.

Business briefs

On the move
Jo Ann S. Hoffman has been promoted to director of corporate communications for Morris Communications Corp., the parent company of The Augusta Chronicle. Ms. Hoffman, who will be responsible for internal and external publications and corporate relations for the company, joined Morris in March of 1998 as assistant director.

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
Goodman Chevrolet-Coachman, a Coachmen Recreational Vehicle dealership in New Ellenton, has been honored by Coachmen RV Company for purchasing one million dollars worth of Coachman RVs during the year.

$6.5 billion in savings bonds misplaced

Gambling: Economic upside big
Hephzibah resident Louis Wall had one question for Gov. Roy Barnes: what is his position on the Kialegee Indian tribe's plan to build a casino in Hancock County?

Broad Street buzzing again

Business briefs

Japan bites the bullet

Web sites allow you to grade the guru

Ryberg launches company

Georgia's produce growing

Lockheed president resigns

Gambling: Economic upside big

Broad Street buzzing again
Max Bolgla never gave much thought to the two empty floors above his Broad Street business until a couple of years ago.

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

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.

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

Georgia's produce growing
ATLANTA -- If the smell of fried Vidalia onion rings wouldn't do it, perhaps the smile from the Watermelon Queen would as farmers and agriculture officials from Georgia hawked the state's crops at the produce industry's top trade show.

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 college game notes

South Carolina's losing streak extends to recruiting wars

Clemson wins with new quarterback

Clemson, Wake Forest seeking bowl bids

Tigers emphasize defending the run

Bulldogs not intimidated by Gators

Gators gobble up Bulldogs

Georgia Tech's high-powered offense takes on Wolfpack

Georgia notes: Turnovers costly for Bulldogs

Holtz wishes open date were this week

Days of playing in pain gone at Alabama

Tech, N.C. State both hampered by injuries

Former Silver Bluff star has impressed Citadel coaches

Cavaliers hoping for a fast start

Tech dominates N.C. State

Dorsey: Donnan's team takes small step

Volunteers gets decisive win over Gamecocks

Florida and Georgia continue storied rivalry

Georgia Southern crushes E. Tennesse State

Paladins downplay Heels game

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.

A look at the 20th century: 1985
President Ronald Reagan welcomed the new year with the oath of office for his second term, and 32-year-old Charles A. DeVaney, former city councilman, became Augusta's chief executive with an inauguration address that included plans to promote the growth of the city and promises to relieve the inconveniences of trains downtown.

Recommends 'trustworthy' Dist. 4 candidate

District 2: Marion Williams

District 6: Andy Cheek

Discusses effects of Y2K on home PC

Endorses the 'man with the plan' in Dist. 2

Slams Williams' request for new murder trial

Kent: Superintendent wooed; Harbin's mission

Drainage plan a good idea

Slams candidates with records for pursuing office

Backs Handy's experience in Dist. 2

Praises incumbent Grovetown mayor

Case signals revival of communism

Backs dress code-uniform policies

Questions ethics bill

Backs Dist. 6 candidate with 'a new vision'

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.

Remodeling turns dump into dream
Eric Blackwell is always working on his home in Thomas Woods in south Augusta. ``I usually have at least three to four projects going on at once,'' said Mr. Blackwell, a commercial account executive for Comcast. ``People come to my house just to see what I've done next.'

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.

In the know
The start of the 76th annual Augusta Exchange Club Agricultural Fair is just five days away. For some, the best thing about the fair is eating funnel cakes or vinegar fries. For others it's a trip to the spook house, a kiss at the top of the Ferris wheel or a whirl on the Himalayan. What's your favorite part of the fair? Why do you look forward to that particular thing each year? We'll print answers to this question in the Your Life section on Thursday, the day before the fair begins.

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.

'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.

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.

Inquire about own review, not resume
Dear Carson: I have been on a new job for six months. Company policy calls for a performance review within 90 days of hiring, but I have not had such a review.

They're creepy, spooky and ready for Halloween
It only took eight hairpieces from the dollar store to make 10-year-old Holly Robinson disappear this Halloween. Holly donned a hat, sunglasses and the 4-foot-long locks to portray Cousin Itt for The Chronicle's Addams Family portrait.

Ghost of lover haunted prosperous farmer
John Bell had every reason to be happy. Handsome, prosperous and blessed with a beautiful wife and eight healthy children, the Tennessee planter hobknobbed with the rich and famous, including neighbor Andrew Jackson,who later became president of the United States.

The Thompson sightings
It's late Monday night, and I'm lying in my sleeping bag in a very old, very dark, allegedly haunted house in Thomson. I'm halfway between being awake and asleep when I hear creaking on the stairs that descend from the attic and the sound of a girl's voice.

Hearst eyes return to San Francisco

Struggling Falcons focus on passing game

A look at week 7

Aquinas loses early lead, and the game

Washington-Wilkes hold on for victory

Dublin edges Westside

Prep Football: Week 10

Aiken closes in on region title

Statesboro stymies Burke County, 27-3

Evans rolls over NE Macon

Thomson upsets favored Josey

Swainsboro stays undefeated

McCormick blanks Thornwell

Laney hammers Glenn Hills

Kicks, long runs winners for Hawks

Caywood keys Greenbrier win

No. 3 Bulldogs edge Barnwell

Augusta Christian cruises past Brentwood

Midland Valley wins on last-second field goal

Hurricanes skate over Islanders

Tiltgen leads way for Lynx

Alltel Arena finally opens; Ronan on the move again

Lynx winless streak reaches 4

Blues top Detroit in OT

How will you spend extra hour?
We go back to Eastern Standard Time today, and you know what that means. Government bureaucrats have given you a gift -- one extra hour. Sixty free minutes -- 3,600 uncommitted seconds.

The Thompson sightings

Mending the Breach

Speaker puts Jewish spin on women's issues

Faith digest

Reliance on God has to be learned

Inquire about own review, not resume

'Omega Code' finds success in untapped Christian market

Ghost of lover haunted prosperous farmer

In the know

Remodeling turns dump into dream

Landowner plans to sue over zoning

County to weigh trash-disposal options
In less than five years, Columbia County officials will have to talk trash. By then, the county's Baker Place Road Landfill will be nearly full. Officials will have to decide what to do next with the 300 to 400 tons of garbage produced each day by local residents and businesses.

Across the area

Father figures

Doctors find new heart for Augusta boy
Daniel Moretz made a prediction unlike those of other children this Halloween. The 8-year-old Augusta boy told his father last week that he would have a heart transplant -- which would be his 12th heart surgery -- by today.

Candidates have history of debt

Filmmakers turn back hands of time

Doctors find new heart for Augusta boy

A look at the 20th century: 1984

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.

Candidates have history of debt
Most of the candidates for Augusta Commission who want to help spend your tax money don't always do so well with their own.

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.

8-year-old child given new heart

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.

McCormick faces tough choice

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.

Saying goodbye

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.

This week in Georgia

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.

Harlem, Grovetown ready for elections
On Tuesday, residents of Grovetown and Harlem will go to the polls to vote for their city representatives.

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

Census party informs city
It was a Spanish flamenco dance show. It was a gospel music festival with free hot dogs to boot.

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

Across the area
Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes will make a whirlwind tour through Augusta on Monday, with an open house at the new Visitor Information Center, a ground-breaking at Augusta State University and an address to a local civic group.

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.

Aiken County election day nears
BURNETTOWN -- Video poker is off the ballot, but Tuesday is still election day in Aiken County, with council elections in five municipalities and uncontested mayoral elections in two.

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.

County to weigh trash-disposal options

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.

This week in South Carolina

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.

It's time to fall back

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.

Between friends

Festival draws costumed crowd
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Six-year-old Caitlyn Hummell waited all year to show off her idea of the perfect Halloween costume.

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.

This week in South Carolina
A course on infant CPR will be offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. The seminar in sixth-floor Classroom A will cover dealing with foreign body airway obstructions and home safety with infants. Reservations are required. For information, call the hospital at 641-5926 or toll-free at (800) 641-2771.

A look at the 20th century: 1985

Father figures
Lonnie's dad is Mr. Mom. When 8-year-old Lonnie Moore Jr. leaves to go to school, his dad inspects his outfit to make sure he doesn't look ``like a hoodlum.'' Lonnie's dad cooks dinner, washes the laundry and taught him how to tie his shoelaces. He checks over Lonnie's homework, helps coach little league and chaperones the school dances. And when Lonnie arrives home from school, his first job is to check in with his dad.

Aiken County election day nears

Haunted houses too scary for tots

McCormick faces tough choice
McCORMICK, S.C. -- Possibly never in the history of this tiny Southern town have voters been faced with a more difficult decision.

County to assessor: resign or be fired

Residents welcome an early Halloween
For Sherrie Dailey and her 10-year-old daughter Meredith, celebrating Halloween a day early came as a much welcomed change of tradition.

Prisoner released on technicality

Magnet schools work to ease entry
Johnetta Neely wanted her daughter Jessyca to attend C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet School because she considered the school superior to others in Richmond County.

School system receives $85,000 windfall

8-year-old child given new heart
Daniel Moretz made a Halloween prediction that was unlike those of other children this year.

Awards for valor

This week in Georgia
Eight comedians will perform in a benefit performance for Metropolitan Community Church of Augusta at 8 p.m. at The Comedy House, 2701 Washington Road. Tickets cost $10. For information, call The Comedy House at 736-9190.

Sheriff plans to complete term

Officials prepare for new magnet school
Richmond County school officials are at the beginning stage of starting a new magnet school.

Chapel honors airmen

Landowner plans to sue over zoning
AIKEN -- An Aiken woman prevented from developing property she owns in the horse district for more than 10 years has notified the city that she plans to sue over the latest rebuff.

Conflict postpones hearing

It's time to fall back
WASHINGTON -- Standard time is back for most of America. The switch took place at 2 a.m. Sunday, local time, when clocks should have been set back one hour.

United Way surpasses campaign's goal

Festival draws costumed crowd

Across the area: Observe Halloween tonight

Harlem, Grovetown ready for elections

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

Residents welcome an early Halloween

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.

Officials prepare for new magnet school

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.

Magnet schools work to ease entry

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.

Preventive medicine

Lawyers decry ban on race factor

Explosion blamed on corn in silo

War memorabilia show leaves Augusta
George Feindel's World War II memorabilia collection all started with a Christmas present when he was 4. Today, it is so large he can only estimate it's in the range of 20,000 to 30,000 items.

Twenty counties miss service-plan cutoff

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.

Jazz show will benefit free clinic

Census party informs city

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.

War memorabilia show leaves Augusta

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.

Ricky Moore signs with CBA team

Hornets try to mix talent into chemistry

NBA 1999-00: Would Jordan recognize the league?

Wizards' Strickland found innocent in DUI case

NBA notes: Hawks forward re-injures calf

Patterson added to list of wounded Wolves

Hawks hoping to run longer in playoffs

Players and officials adapting to rule changes

Seifert provides little change in Panters

Hearst eyes return to San Francisco

A look at week 7

Struggling Falcons focus on passing game

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

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

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

Mrs. Lucille Casnettie
LANGLEY -- Mrs. Lucille Cassnette, 70, of Dunbar Street, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

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

Robert Taylor
JACKSON -- Mr. Robert Phillip Taylor, 86, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Augusta.

Mrs. Doris Canady
Mrs. Doris Smith Canady, 66, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at University Hospital.

Shelby Finnerty
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Shelby Fayth Finnerty died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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. Harold Rabun
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Mr. Harold Rabun, 72, of Georgia Highway 80, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Mollie Aaron,
Mrs. Mollie Aaron, of Oakland Avenue, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at Blair House Nursing Home. She was 103.

Mr. Richard Massaro
JACKSON -- Mr. Richard Massaro, 58, of Virginia Hill Court, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Regional 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.

Ms. Blanda Freeman
Ms. Blanda Ann Garnett Freeman, 41, of Lanier Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at her residence.

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

Mr. Clyde Rickerson
Mr. Clyde L. Rickerson died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

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

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

Mr. Robert Lowe
Mr. Robert D. Lowe, 67, of Foxhall Circle, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at his residence.

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

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

Mrs. Mattie Green
MILLEN, Ga. -- Mrs. Mattie Cobb Green, of Scott Store Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at Burke County Hospital, Waynesboro.

Mr. Holland Walker
MACON -- Mr. Holland Gary Walker, 64, of Misty Valley Drive, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999.

Mr. Rance Wadley
Mr. Rance M. ``Randy'' Wadley, of Jenkins Street, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Margaret Tyler
Mrs. Margaret Tyler, of Chestnut Street, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. John Shine Sr.
Mr. John D. Shine Sr., 80, of Tara Court, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. William Hamrick
AIKEN -- Mr. William Lucas Hamrick, 79, of East Gate Drive, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at Carriage Hills Plantation Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Charles Martin Sr.
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Charles V. Martin Sr., 79, of Hadden Pond Road, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Augusta.

Mr. Earl Hoffert
TENNILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Earl Joseph ``Nick'' Hoffert, 68, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Frank Taylor
AIKEN -- Mr. Frank Everett Taylor, 82, of Riviera Road, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Ms. Lutitia McLendon
WASHINGTON, Ga. -- Ms. Lutitia McLendon, 69, of Bradford Road, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999.

Miss Jodie Sheridan
Miss Jodie Brooke Sheridan, 18, of Meadowbrook Drive, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Detta Pierce
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Detta Pierce, 70, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Leontine Illingworth
Mrs. Leontine Catherine Illingworth, of Owens Road, Evans, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at her residence.

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

Mr. Isaac Williams Jr.
GRANITEVILLE -- Mr. Isaac Williams Jr., 59, of Church Street, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at his residence.

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. Joseph Womack
GARFIELD, Ga. -- Mr. Joseph P. Womack, 76, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mr. Frank Taylor

Mrs. Evelyn Crawford

Miss Lillian Joyner

Shelby Finnerty

Mrs. Alberta Newman

Mr. William Hamrick

Mrs. Rentha Smith

Mr. Robert Lowe

Mr. Lester Ford

Mrs. Mollie Aaron,

Mrs. Sally Rice

Mr. Richard Massaro

Mrs. Margaret Tyler

Mr. Harold Rabun

Mrs. Lucille Casnettie

Mr. John Shine Sr.

Mr. Winfred Turner

Robert Taylor

Mrs. Jeraldine Middleton

Mr. Isaac Williams Jr.

Mrs. Tammie Simmons

Ms. Lutitia McLendon

Rev. Lewis McKie

Mrs. Detta Pierce

Mr. Morgan Holley

Mr. Holland Walker

Mr. Rance Wadley

Mr. Clyde Rickerson

Mr. Earl Hoffert

Mr. Charles Martin Sr.

Mr. Roy Jones

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.

District 2: Marion Williams
There are almost 9,000 registered voters in this all-too-often neglected district. They must decide if they are dissatisfied with seven-year Augusta Commission incumbent Freddie Handy and, if so, which of his three challengers merit support.

Endorses the 'man with the plan' in Dist. 2
Willie W. (Bill) Law would make a good Augusta commissioner. He has preparedhimself to serve the people. He is educated and has the skill needed to work with the other commissioners. He can immediately contribute to building a better government for all the citizens of Augusta. Betty J. Gardner, 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.

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.

District 6: Andy Cheek
The choice for south Augusta Commission District 6 voters is between taking a step back to cronyism and corruption or moving ahead into a brighter future that will help fulfill the promise of consolidation -- savings and efficiency in government.

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

Backs dress code-uniform policies
Re the Oct. 9 letter by Scott D. Stewart of Martinez: He has finally said what should have been said long ago. As parents of three children in Richmond County Schools, ... we look at the uniform issue as the first step in restoring order and respect to our institutions of learning. B. White, Augusta

Likes Dist. 2 candidate with 'high standards'
Congratulations on Rev. Marion Williams' decision to enter therace for a spot on the Richmond County Board of Commissioners in District 2. J. R. Riles, Augusta

Slams candidates with records for pursuing office
I was really disgusted and sick to my stomach when I saw the article in the paper about the Augusta Commission candidates. What kind of an example are these people setting for our youth? William J. Holthouse, Augusta

Hits sales tax on Glascock Co. ballot
Many citizens of Glascock County have expressed their concerns regarding the excessive spending, lack of judgment and decisions made by the Glascock County Commission. Pat Burkett, Gibson

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

Lauds incumbent Grovetown Mayor
In answer to Austin Rhodes' Oct. 23 letter, it is clear that the challenger to Grovetown's MayorDennis Trudeau is resorting to character attack by proxy. Larry Waxman, Martinez

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

Dist. 4: Richard Colclough
In the scrappy four-way race for the Augusta Commission District 4 seat, we recommend the election Tuesday of the thoughtful appointed incumbent, RICHARD COLCLOUGH.

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.

Kent: Superintendent wooed; Harbin's mission
Larke being courted Richmond County School Superintendent Dr. Charles Larke is the target of serious recruitment by large school systems above the Mason-Dixon Line. And get this: If he were to retire tomorrow, the difference between Larke's take-home net pay and retirement take-home pay is $358 a month. That nets out to about $90 a week!

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

Backs Dist. 6 candidate with 'a new vision'
Augusta's 6th District finally has the opportunity to elect someone who will serve in the best in-terest of Augusta's residents. Andy Cheek is a welcome candidate to the political scene as he is a true ``independent representative'' who has demonstrated honesty, integrity, independence and a new vision for Augusta. Paul Sanders, 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

Fears Burnettown annexation 'plans'
Burnettown Town Councilman candidate Jerry Rucker recently wrote about the progress and am-bitions Burnettown's incorporation has brought to the Valley. While Sassafras Festivals and parks are great, annexation has been and will continue to be a thorn in the flesh for some citizens of this area. J. F. Rodgers, Clearwater

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

Praises incumbent Grovetown mayor
A renaissance in Grovetown is in a state of progression under the leadership of Mayor Dennis Trudeau. Rosa Lee Owens, Grovetown

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

Recommends 'trustworthy' Dist. 4 candidate
Having known Augusta District 4 Commission candidate Brian Green for three years, it is myopinion that he is a very trustworthy individual. Eric Parker, Augusta

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

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

Questions ethics bill
Are the Augusta commissioners who (are) against the ethics bill feeding at the trough, or do they just hope to be if the opportunity arises? Pat Missar, Augusta

Thurmond Lake once fell 33 1/2 feet below normal

Colleagues, family remember Stewart

Stewart gracious with his time

IOC reform commission holds final meeting

Overtime: Silver Gloves returning to city in 2000

Overtime: Agassi reaches Eurocard Open semifinals

Woods moves into lead

Stockton takes two-shot lead in seniors event

Hines' record time stands in qualifying

Government prepares for Y2K
WASHINGTON -- The IRS said difficulties in keeping track of its equipment have complicated efforts to deal with the Y2K computer problem but promised no major delays in sending out tax refund checks.

Funds for SRS plutonium plant halted
Some nuclear activists question why no funding was granted for a proposed Savannah River Site plant that would help rid the nation of surplus plutonium.

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.

Separating Wheat.com from Chaff.com
Imagine your boss giving you this assignment: Organize the billion pages on the World Wide Web into a system that will allow anyone to find anything within seconds. Bear in mind that as fast as you can devise your indexing system, the volume of pages likely will double and their contents will change.

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!

U.S. genetically engineering 'Terminator' seeds
WASHINGTON -- Missouri farmer Bill Christison cuts $20,000 off the annual cost of growing soybeans by saving seed from one year's crop to plant the following spring.

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.

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.

'Cookies' can make Web browsing easier
Q: I keep hearing that some Web sites leave ``cookies'' on the hard drive of a personal computer. What are they, and should I allow my PC to accept Them?

Computer woes hamper Hershey sales

Bladder cancer test shows promise

'Cookies' can make Web browsing easier

Government prepares for Y2K

Workers urged to detail wasteful government on Internet

U.S. genetically engineering 'Terminator' seeds

Phone companies brace for New Year's tie-ups

Funds for SRS plutonium plant halted

Separating Wheat.com from Chaff.com