McKeon voted top NL Manager

Programs vying for prep stars

NBA roundup: Heat win a shootout with Pacers

Florida and Auburn are cream of SEC hoops

Beltran wins AL Rookie of the Year

Conference preseason polls

NBA notes: Hornets fill roster

Free agency period ends soon

Playoff teams among top spenders

Boone won't ask for a trade

Duke still tops in the ACC

Porter leads AP All-America team

College hoops begins Thursday

Expectations low for Carolina

Wardlaw's Derrick to play for Auburn

Maddux wins 10th Gold Glove

Plenty of uncertainty for Williamson

Cremins expects big men to lead the way

Georgia Tech falls in exhibition

NBA roundup: O'Neal, Barkley ejected

Wade Boggs apparently set to retire

Area schools announce signings

ACC preview: Blue Devils extremely young, talented

Area teams look weak

Take the cash -- always

Harrick faces many questions

Lady Bulldogs ranked third in preseason poll

Clemson relishes underdog role

Rettenmund replaces Baylor as hitting coach

Pension disclosures debated
Ray Lillie opted for a promising IBM early retirement package. Then he found out he'd unwittingly cut himself out of an even better pension offer -- announced just weeks after he'd retired.

Judge orders execs to return stock bonus

Business briefs: Amazon to offer online credit card
SEATTLE -- Amazon.com Inc. will launch its own credit card early next year, which could bring the money-losing Internet merchant as much as $150 million in fees over five years.

Senate approves minimum-wage boost

Senate approves minimum-wage boost
WASHINGTON -- Seeking to defuse a potent 2000 campaign issue, Senate Republicans today won approval of a $1 minimum wage increase and companion business tax cut after rejecting a more modest Democratic alternative.

Wholesale prices drop slightly

Local direct-mail frachises sold
A Greenville, S.C.-based broadcast company has purchased an Augusta-based group of Super Coups direct-mail franchises.

Investors swarm to UPS on first day of public trading

Senator proposes legislation to curb money laundering
WASHINGTON -- A senior senator, disturbed by abuses at a huge U.S. bank with powerful foreign clients, is proposing new legislation to tighten rules to combat money laundering.

Business briefs: Amazon to offer online credit card

Judge orders execs to return stock bonus
NEW YORK -- A judge ordered the three top executives of software maker Computer Associates International to return stock valued at $1.1 billion last year, in a stinging rebuke of the software giant's controversial bonus plan.

Pfizer considers sweetening bid for Warner-Lambert

What is Microsoft worth?
NEW YORK -- It's way too soon, very unlikely, yet hard not to ask: What would a $450 billion software monopoly like Microsoft be worth if it were sliced into smaller companies?

Local direct-mail frachises sold

Business briefs: Lower stocks break Dow's win streak
NEW YORK -- Stocks closed mostly lower Tuesday as investors, growing more cautious as next week's Federal Reserve meeting approaches, locked in profits from the stunning runup in technology stocks.

Senator proposes legislation to curb money laundering

Investors swarm to UPS on first day of public trading
ATLANTA -- United Parcel Service went public on Wednesday and investors raced to own a piece of the company expected to deliver much -- if not most -- of the goods sold via the Internet.

Pension disclosures debated

Pfizer considers sweetening bid for Warner-Lambert
NEW YORK -- Pfizer Inc. is considering dropping the special conditions it attached to its $74.6 billion hostile offer to buy rival Warner-Lambert Co. in a move to make the bid more appealing.

Business briefs: Lower stocks break Dow's win streak

Wholesale prices drop slightly
WASHINGTON -- Prices at the wholesale level fell 0.1 percent in October, the best showing in eight months, as prices for both energy and food fell sharply, the Labor Department said today.

Bank of America, Wells Fargo limit ATM access

Bank of America, Wells Fargo limit ATM access
SAN FRANCISCO -- Bank of America will cut off access to its automated teller machines in San Francisco to everyone except its own account holders if its fails to overturn a city ordinance banning ATM surcharges.

Clemson turnaround not predicted

Longhorns say Dayne can't diminish what Williams did

One last time: College football needs a playoff

Tech looks to bounce back once again

College notes: Rivers back on bench; Wolfpack aim for bowl

Vols expect Arkansas to be seriously fired up

Bowden raises expectations as Clemson improves

College picks: Heat is on for Virginia Tech, Tennessee and Kansas State

College notes: Redmond makes strong return for Sun Devils

Hurricanes tight end is a QB's 'dream'

Bulldogs' offense still a concern

One win equals bowl eligibility for Wolfpack

Battered Carter tries to finish out season for Dawgs

One last time: College football needs a playoff

Carter taking a beating this year

Loss disappointing, but Tech must move on

Donnan pleased with defensive progress

Soldier given Medal of Honor
Heroes' Overlook at Riverwalk Augusta is a fitting tribute to the military personnel of the local area who have risked their lives in carrying out our nation's aims.

Networks lining up New Year's Eve coverage
NEW YORK -- Clinking champagne flutes in a hotel ballroom or a plastic foam cup on the couch: America's top television networks have different styles for celebrating the passage into the year 2000.

Common-sense parenting
Family psychologist John Rosemond thinks his profession might cause more problems in child-rearing than it solves.

Veterans Day musings

Hits town's confusing city limits

Supports students' discussion group

Finds looks of new theater pleasing

Challenges Catholic public servants

Dumb new EEOC rule

Notes facet of golfer's life omitted

Hits NAACP 'racist' attack on flag

Foreign aid bust

Drew Carey takes chance with censors in live show
Above, the Drew Carey Show cast includes Christa Miller (from left), Diedrich Bader, Drew Carey and Ryan Stiles. At left, the cast of Whose Line Is It Anyway includes Mr. Stiles (from left), Wayne Brady, Mr. Carey and Colin Mochrie. Members of the Whose Line cast will make guest appearances in tonight's live episode of Drew.Drew Carey takes chancewith censors in live show

'Pokemon' has critic mystified
There are times here on the movie beat when I feel like I'm plain in over my head. This is one of those times. My assignment is to review Pokemon the First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back.

Men prefer hair
Women look better with long hair. This is not to say that women don't look good with short hair. It's just that no matter how good they look with short hair, they would look even better with long hair.

In the know
Hawkeye has left the building. Again. Actually, it's the scrubs of the pioneering Dr. Gabe Lawrence that Alan Alda is hanging up in tonight's episode of ER (at 10 on WAGT-TV, Channel 26).

Casserole gets a gourmet touch
They say variety is the spice of life, but sometimes I think my husband, Bond, would disagree.

Parenting expo
John Rosemond will lead two seminars on renewing family values at the Parenting Expo, a Celebrate 2000 event, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Augusta. Tickets are $8 for one seminar, $14 for both. Tickets are available at the door, but advanced registration is requested. Call (800) 295-0525.

Capsules
Deaths from heart attacks fluctuate by season, peaking in the December-January holiday season, researchers have found. Scientists from the University of Southern California analyzed deaths from coronary artery disease in Los Angeles over 12 years and found that the rate of death over the winter holidays was about one-third higher than during late summer and early fall.

In the know
Ever wonder if the prices at your regular grocery store are cheaper or more expensive than those up the street? Each Wednesday, Price Check offers price comparisons on goods at area stores.

Valdosta's forfeit puts Cats on brink of missing playoffs

Georgia player of the week

Jackets dismiss Johnson

S.C. players of the week

Lynx know their jobs are on the line

Lynx yet to pull trigger on trade

Men prefer hair

Casserole gets a gourmet touch

Drew Carey takes chance with censors in live show

Capsules

In the know

'Pokemon' has critic mystified

Finishing touches

Area teams look weak

City officials debate water solutions
Augusta Administrator Randy Oliver briefed Richmond County legislators Wednesday on the utility department's efforts to solve the city's water problems and on how the government has been weaned from the water-revenue cash cow.

Vets not honored as promised
Leon Peoples received the Distinguished Service Cross for his bravery 31 years ago in Vietnam. Since then, he's fought a different kind of battle.

Vets not honored as promised

Battle brews over commandments
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- A battle over posting the Ten Commandments in schools is brewing again in south Georgia.

Autumn colors
Art teacher Dick Dunlap of Dunlap Studio on Broad Street, demonstrates his painting technique for Carol Craig by painting an autumn scene at Lake Olmstead on Wednesday afternoon.

Magazine publishers battle in court
BLUFFTON, S.C. -- The Bluffton-based company that publishes Millionaire Magazine has been named in a federal lawsuit filed by the publishers of Robb Report.

Pupil receives apology for threat made by staff

Teacher complains of race bias
WATKINSVILLE, Ga. -- The teacher who filed a racial bias complaint against the Oconee County school system says his outspokenness on racial issues has cost him the freedom to teach classes as he would like.

Women's sexual dysfunction subject of new study

Health groups vie for money
MACON -- Health-care programs should get most of Georgia's share of the national tobacco settlement, representatives of an array of medical groups and health activists said during a public hearing Wednesday.

New facility will help improve health care
It looks like something off the set of a cooking show. But the instructional kitchen at the new Richmond County Health Department won't entertain, it will help families learn how to feed themselves and help improve health care in Augusta.

Help for state health plan approved
MACON -- The Georgia Board of Community Health voted Wednesday to bail out the financially struggling health plan covering 560,000 state workers, retirees and teachers by contracting directly for services from hospitals and steering more employees toward managed care.

One last time: College football needs a playoff

Deputy confesses to break-ins

Deputy confesses to break-ins
Columbia County sheriff's Deputy Joseph H. ``Joey'' Peebles has been jailed on two counts of burglary, but officials say his motive was recognition not profit.

Fun at Fort Gordon

Area briefs: Office investigates fireball sightings
Georgia's Emergency Management Agency is investigating scattered reports of a mysterious fireball in the sky Tuesday night, but local authorities received no inquiries about the phenomenon.

Officials opposed to limits

James Brown tunes up for anti-hate tour
Though plans for a formal meeting had dissipated by Tuesday night, soul singer James Brown said he still intends to meet with the parents of a slain Columbine High School student and structure an anti-hate tour to reach out to students nationwide.

Common-sense parenting

Inmate asks for new trial
AIKEN -- An inmate convicted of killing an Aiken County store owner at age 14 is asking for a new trial, filing a lawsuit that claims his attorney did not properly investigate the case or defend him.

City officials debate water solutions

Autumn colors

Cheap space travel predicted

Fairest of the fair
The words ``cow'' and ``fierce competition'' normally don't go hand in hand. But at the 76th annual Augusta Exchange Club Agricultural Fair's Beef Livestock Show, competition is taught at an early age.

Animals' deaths claimed in lawsuit

E-mail adds fuel to airports' rivalry
Members of two local pilots' groups are being asked to attend the Augusta Aviation Commission meeting Thursday to oppose the renewal of Airport Director Al McDill's employment contract.

County to fight inmate medical bill

Veterans memorials scheduled

Officials opposed to limits
Richmond County legislators have balked at Augusta commissioners' attempt to limit the number of boards and authorities a person can serve on.

Women's sexual dysfunction subject of new study
Viagra helped millions of men overcome impotence and regain their sex lives. An Augusta gynecologist and researcher thinks now it is time to do something for their partners, who also are likely to suffer from sexual dysfunction.

Tire firm plans big ceremony
GRANITEVILLE -- The Bridgestone tire company that eventually will employ 800 people is celebrating its completion Thursday by announcing a technological breakthrough in tire manufacturing and a donation to the community.

Tidying up
One-year-old Rebecca Mejia helps her cousin Richard Flores rake leaves outside her home in North Augusta in yesterday afternoon's cooler autumn weather.

Finishing touches
Clear skies Tuesday make it easier for Scooter (left) and Butch Jackson of Jacksons Painting to finish the trim of Old Mill Run apartments on W. Buena Vista Boulevard in North Augusta. Today's forecast calls for partly cloudy skies.

Across the area: Teacher finds pupil with illegal weapon
A Richmond County teacher discovered a 12-year-old with a weapon at school Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Truckers say Georgia drivers among worst

Prosecutor: Drugs motive in killings
A Trenton, S.C., man had motives -- including his wife's and her ex-husband's knowledge of his marijuana dealings -- for paying to have the pair killed, according to an Arkansas prosecutor.

Cheap space travel predicted
ATHENS, Ga. -- Space travel will be cheap, fast and efficien

Georgians supportive of new bill
ATLANTA -- Nearly three-fourths of Georgians support passage of a state law providing stiffer penalties for hate crimes, according to a poll commissioned by a gay civil rights group.

Barnes starts audit of state's colleges

Georgia colleges make move toward online classes
ATLANTA -- More than 60 percent of Georgians polled say they'd be willing to use the Internet or Georgia Public Television to take college courses, according to a University System of Georgia poll.

Battle brews over commandments

Threats lead to charges
A Richmond County firefighter was arrested Wednesday after allegedly threatening to harm several people within the fire department and Augusta city government, police said.

County to fight inmate medical bill
AIKEN -- Aiken County Administrator Bill Shepherd has vowed to fight a judge's order to pay medical bills for an inmate injured when three Good Samaritans chased him down after an alleged home invasion in September.

Pupil receives apology for threat made by staff
Aiken County school officials are apologizing for a teacher's comments to a Paul Knox Middle School pupil after the 15-year-old boy filed a police report claiming he was threatened while serving in-school suspension.

Tidying up

Officials debate building isotope production plant
Some economic-development boosters are investigating whether a privately run plant could be built locally, with federal help, to produce radioactive materials for medical use.

Officials debate building isotope production plant

Board condemns voucher legislation
AIKEN -- The growing national debate over school vouchers has made its way to Aiken County. So it came as no surprise when the Board of Education shot down a bill penned by Rep. Lewis Vaughn, R-Taylors, that would let children go to private schools or public schools in other districts on vouchers.

Magazine publishers battle in court

Veterans memorials scheduled
To remember sacrifices the nation's soldiers made, many veterans groups and schools throughout the Aiken-Augusta area will celebrate Veterans Day with a rash of patriotic events Thursday.

Common-sense parenting

Health groups vie for money

Teacher complains of race bias

Area briefs: Office investigates fireball sightings

Georgia colleges make move toward online classes

Board condemns voucher legislation

Barnes starts audit of state's colleges
ATLANTA -- Georgia's 34-school public University System will be the first unit of state government to undergo what Gov. Roy Barnes is describing as an intensive management audit designed to make agencies more efficient and find ways to do a better job.

Networks lining up New Year's Eve coverage

Suspects to be tried as adults
AIKEN -- Three teen-agers, including a 16-year-old girl, were arrested early Wednesday in connection with an armed robbery of an Aiken convenience store.

Dean: More faculty needed at med school
In a tumultuous time of change, increasing the faculty and the ability to conduct research will ensure the future of Medical College of Georgia's School of Medicine, Dean Darrell Kirch said Tuesday.

Inmate asks for new trial

Convicted senator signals plans to resign
ATLANTA -- Convicted state Sen. Diana Harvey Johnson, who has been suspended since her March indictment, has signaled plans to resign from office.

Convicted senator signals plans to resign

MCG's plan in motion
ATLANTA -- More than a quarter of Medical College of Georgia's employees designated as being eligible for early retirement already have accepted the school's offer, but MCG President Francis Tedesco told members of the Board of Regents on Tuesday they haven't seen anything yet.

Common-sense parenting
Family psychologist John Rosemond says his profession might cause more problems in child-rearing than it solves.

Truckers say Georgia drivers among worst
Georgia's drivers have earned the dubious distinction of being the worst in the nation, according to a survey of truckers.

E-mail adds fuel to airports' rivalry

Prosecutor: Drugs motive in killings

Residents raise college funds

Across the area: Teacher finds pupil with illegal weapon

Residents raise college funds
AIKEN -- Just as the College Board announced that tuition costs are climbing, a group of prominent Aiken County residents is launching a campaign to send students to post-secondary schools.

Fun at Fort Gordon
Watching twin sets of B-1 bombers soar high above Fort Gordon, Carol Howard was struck by the symbolism of the sight.

Animals' deaths claimed in lawsuit
AIKEN -- An Aiken County couple who breed gamecocks and hens has filed a lawsuit claiming neighbors' dogs killed 81 of the couple's expensive birds in a summer attack.

New facility will help improve health care

James Brown tunes up for anti-hate tour

Soldier given Medal of Honor

Help for state health plan approved

Without triplets, Cowboys' woes multiply

Stenstrom to start at QB for Niners

Aikman: 'retirement is not a consideration'

Marino ruled out for this week's game

Seattle's star wide receiver finally reports

Without triplets, Cowboys' woes multiply

Beuerlein plays well despite pounding

NFL reinstates Rams linebacker

Mr. Jerry Geter
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Jerry ``Bo'' Geter, of Horse Creek Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mrs. Marie Diggs
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Mrs. Marie Diggs, 66, of King Street, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Woodbine Nursing Center.

Mrs. Ell Scott
Mrs. Ell Bell Scott, 70, of Golden Camp Road, died Sunday, Nov.7, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Randolph Bing
Mr. Randolph Bing, 83, of Belafonte Drive, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. Felix Caraballo Sr.
Mr. Felix Caraballo Sr., 80, of Jennings Road, died Monday. Nov. 8, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Kristina Donnelly
Kristina Donnelly, 11, of Evans, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Bennie Green
Mr. Bennie Green, 73, of Roosevelt Street, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Martha Gaddis
OZARK, Ala. -- Mrs. Martha ``Tuck'' Gaddis, 71, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at Oakview Nursing Facility.

Miss Andrea Walker
VAILS GATE, N.Y. -- Sister Andrea Walker, 92, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at St. Anthony Community Hospital, Warwick.

Mr. William Engle
WARD, S.C. -- Mr. William Baxter Engle, 70, of South Carolina Route 1, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999.

Mr. Willie Pace
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mr. Willie Morris Pace, 78, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Effie Raley
MITCHELL, Ga. -- Mrs. Effie Bales Raley, 96, of Jefferson Street, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. James Hucks Jr.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mr. James Frank Hucks Jr., 76, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital.

Mrs. Carolyne Cox
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Mrs. Carolyne Lord Cox, 78, of W.A. Reel Drive, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at Edgefield Health Care Center.

Mrs. Georgia Murray
Mrs. Georgia Murray, of Apple Jack Terrace, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Jennings Health Care Facility.

Mrs. Susie Holston
WILLISTON, S.C. -- Mrs. Susie Holston, 89, of Skyland road, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Claire Garrison
EDGEWATER, Fla. -- Mrs. Claire Cavenaugh Garrison, 74, of Paradise Lane, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Brenda Lord
Mrs. Brenda A. Lord, of Hickman Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Lillian Blumenthal
AIKEN -- Mrs. Lillian Blumenthal, 79, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Myrtis Langston
BEECH ISLAND -- Mrs. Myrtis Edwins Langston died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, in North Augusta.

Mr. Charles Jenkins Sr.
Mr. Charles Milford Jenkins Sr., 81, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at the Georgia War Veterans Home.

Mr. Counts Smoak
HEPHZIBAH -- Mr. Counts Edward Smoak, 74, of Rheney Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Betty Cliett
Mrs. Betty Etters Cliett, 67, of Belair Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Michael Still
Mr. Michael Allen Still, 59, of McDade Road, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. John Jackson
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mr. John Wesley Jackson, 64, of Robin Branch Road, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at Screven County Hospital.

Mr. Albert Williams
BRONX, N.Y. -- Mr. Albert Sandford Williams died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Monteforie Hospital.

Mr. George Lindsey
TIGNALL, Ga. -- Mr. George Bennie Lindsey, 85, of Jones Chapel Road, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Mattie Gunter
Mrs. Mattie Ruth Gunter, of Druid Park Avenue, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Sadie Rothstein
Mrs. Sadie Gersch Rothstein, 95, of West Wheeler Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. C.W. Humphrey
APPLING -- Mr. C.W. ``Dick'' Humphrey, 69, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. Arthur Priester
AIKEN -- Mr. Arthur Leroy Priester, 56, of McCormick Street, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Wade Hannah
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- Mr. Wade H. Hannah, 72, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Souteast Georgia Regional Medical Center, Brunswick.

Mr. Steven Patch
Mr. Steven Wyatt Patch, 28, of Thornberry Drive, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at University Hospital.

Rodney Dunn Jr.
WASHINGTON, Ga. -- Rodney Kent Dunn Jr., infant son of Rodney K. Dunn and Annie Craig Dunn, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Thelma Riner
Mrs. Thelma Proctor Riner, 75, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999.

Mr. Robert Elliott Jr., 88, retired Navy chaplain
Mr. Robert Edward Elliott Jr., a retired Navy chaplain, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at University Hospital. He was 88.

Mrs. Ella Scott
Mrs. Ella Bell Scott, 70, of Golden Camp Road, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Louise Clarke
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Louise Parker Clarke, 83, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at Fairview Park Hospital.

Mr. George McDonald
Mr. George McDonald, 86, of Gerald Drive, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at Jennings Health Care.

Mr. Enrique Cuebas
Mr. Enrique ``Henry'' Cuebas, 46, of Vernon Drive, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999.

Mrs. Brenda Key
NEW ELLENTON -- Mrs. Brenda Gail Key, 56, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Wiley Andrews Sr.
Mr. Wiley Thomas ``Andy'' Andrews, 63, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999.

Mr. Jerry Geter

Rodney Dunn Jr.

Mr. George McDonald

Mrs. Marie Diggs

Mrs. Louise Clarke

Mrs. Ella Scott

Mrs. Effie Raley

Mr. William Engle

Mr. Arthur Priester

Mr. Wade Hannah

Mrs. Lillian Blumenthal

Kristina Donnelly

Mr. Enrique Cuebas

Mr. John Jackson

Mrs. Betty Cliett

Mr. Wiley Andrews Sr.

Mr. Bennie Green

Mrs. Carolyne Cox

Mr. George Lindsey

Mrs. Susie Holston

Mrs. Sadie Rothstein

Mrs. Claire Garrison

Mr. Steven Patch

Mrs. Myrtis Langston

Mr. James Hucks Jr.

Mr. Michael Still

Mrs. Ell Scott

Mrs. Mattie Gunter

Mrs. Thelma Riner

Mrs. Martha Gaddis

Mr. Charles Jenkins Sr.

Mr. Willie Pace

Miss Andrea Walker

Mr. Albert Williams

Mrs. Brenda Key

Mr. Randolph Bing

Wiley: Candidate's character is issue, newspaper insists
We seem to have kicked up a bit of a dust storm with our Oct. 31 editorial titled ``McCain's temper is legitimate issue: Hull's account of outbursts not unusual.'' It's been the topic of national television and print news accounts.

Wants to honor `last lion' Reagan
The move to honor former President Ronald Reagan in Columbia County is an attempt to honor and sanction an historical role model for our children and grandchildren. It is a fitting gesture that I and my family wholeheartedly endorse. Randall W. Hatcher, Martinez

Hits NAACP 'racist' attack on flag
Re the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: Exactly what does the removal of the Confederate battle flag from above the South Carolina Statehouse have to do with the advancement of colored people?

Leave sentencing alone
Gov. Roy Barnes' Commission for Certainty in Sentencing is aghast at disparate sentences for similar crimes across the state.

Defends rights of Trudeau critic
Ron Roberts' Nov. 8 letter blasting Austin Rhodes for pointing out that Grovetown Mayor Dennis Trudeau donated money to the Clinton Defense Fund speaks volumes about how some people view free speech. In Mr. Roberts' mind it's perfectly OK for someone to donate money to a defense fund but not OK for someone else to report it. Dale W.Hemman, Evans

Dumb new EEOC rule
May we obtain some signatures and commit the schizophrenic U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to an institution?

Foreign aid bust
The $15.3 billion foreign aid bill that the GOP-controlled House just approved is $2.6 billion more than the measure President Clinton vetoed last month because, he said, it wasn't enough.

Hits town's confusing city limits
It's time for the ``cool cats'' on the North Augusta City Council and the fuzzy-headed mayor to explain why the city limits look like the drawing of a sick salamander. Our city limits give gerrymandering a bad name. Faber Hance, North Augusta

No teen apathy here
Not everyone will agree with Arika Cohen's and Paige Smith's feminist views -- and a number of parents point out some of the topics the two Lakeside High School seniors cover should be out of bounds.

Disagrees with 'vote' on Microsoft
The recent ``vote'' on the front page is just another example of ignorance on the part of computer users. I am a programmer and I think Microsoft truly is a monopoly. You may ask, ``Well, why don't you use something else.'' The answer is simple. I can't. Arthur Times, Augusta

Challenges Catholic public servants
As a Catholic who takes seriously my church's unequivocal opposition to the death penalty, I challenge Catholic public servants in the legal arena to lay aside any reluctance they may have accepting the church's current teaching on capital punishment. That teaching consistently defends lifeamidst a ``culture of death,'' which John Paul II sees as casting a shadow on humanity as it journeys toward the new millennium. Mary Catherine Zipter, Augusta

Rejoices in denominations' statement
It's difficult in these times to feel optimistic about anything. Each day brings more news about man's inhumanity to man. Our schools have become forts and our neighborhoods battle zones.

Praises 'Chronicle' computer expert
I wish to compliment your paper in choosing Craig Crossman as one of your regular weekly computer experts. His columns were always interesting, even before I recently purchased my first computer and peripheral accessories, and now are more so. Hal Chapman, Aiken

Finds looks of new theater pleasing
The world would be a boring place if we all had the same tastes. Those who don't like the design of Augusta's new Regal Cinema are certainly entitled to their opinion. My opinion is that it's one of the most pleasing buildings I've seen recently.

Veterans Day musings
J.D. Wetterling is a retired U.S. Air Force pilot who e-mailed us reminiscing about a watercolor hanging in his home featuring a 1940s P-40 painted in the famous shark-tooth pattern of the Flying Tigers. Dominating the right-hand corner of the painting is a quote from Gen. Bob Scott's God is My Co-pilot

Notes facet of golfer's life omitted
I don't know if you had an opportunity to tune in on the memorial service for Payne Stewart, but it was one of the most moving experiences that I have had in a long time.

Don't appease Russia
At one time Russian President Boris Yeltsin was a hero to his nation and a great force for good, but those times are long gone.

Wiley: Candidate's character is issue, newspaper insists
We seem to have kicked up a bit of a dust storm with our Oct. 31 editorial titled ``McCain's temper is legitimate issue: Hull's account of outbursts not unusual.'' It's been the topic of national television and print news accounts.

Supports students' discussion group
Shame on The Chronicle for characterizing a student-founded Women's Issues Discussion Group at Lakeside High School as ``controversial'' (news story, Nov. 6).

Notes millennium won't start in 2000
Why is it that some of the most respectable companies have fallen for the biggest hoax of the millennium?

Raps column defending Columbus day
On Oct. 11 The Chronicle ran a guest column by Dr. Michael Berliner defending the celebration of Columbus Day. The column was a racist denigration of Indians that was so full of lies and complete historical innacuracies that it will be difficult for me to rebut in only 300 words. Not only that, but Christopher Columbus was a cruel tyrant, not a hero. Mark Gelbart, Augusta

Judgment Day, maybe, for Holyfield and Lewis

Tiger Woods is right on the money

Overtime: Fox, NBC, TBS to split NASCAR

SLOC to release auditors' notes

NY state offers suggestions to clean up boxing

Lewis: Scandal confirms suspicion

Stewart is NASCAR's new underdog

Crew's departure causes turmoil

Crew's departure causes turmoil

Overtime: Season tickets for Stallions go on sale

For overtime

Make your own Beastie Boys CD on the Web
NEW YORK -- When the three members of the Beastie Boys sat down to pick the songs that would appear on an upcoming CD career retrospective, they decided to invite a fourth participant -- their fans.

Heavenly objects make for brilliant Internet show
You don't have to buy a telescope to tour the universe. You don't even have to stand for hours in your freezing back yard to see cool stuff in the night sky.

White House says Y2K won't cause nuclear bombs to explode
WASHINGTON -- After receiving the final report on the nation's Y2K-related repairs, President Clinton today reassured Americans that there will be ``no major national breakdowns'' because of computer failures at the end of the year.

Troops to be given experimental drugs only rarely
WASHINGTON -- Only in rare instances will U.S. forces be required to take drugs not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the Clinton administration told Congress Tuesday. A Pentagon official said these could include exposure to lethal biological-chemical weapons for which there are no approved vaccines.

Russian navy a reluctant partner in nuclear clean-up operation
ARKHANGELSK, Russia -- Nikolai Birillo was trained to end the world, not clean it up. Birillo, a vice admiral in the Russian navy, ran patrols on nuclear submarines for 23 years, carrying missiles and torpedoes tipped with atomic warheads.

Amazon to expand Web sales
NEW YORK -- Amazon.com, trying to build itself into an online superstore, is expanding into both software and hardware -- real hardware, as in nails, sandpaper and power tools.

Study: Childbirth improves memory, learning of mother
Many new moms complain of feeling dull-witted from anxiety and lack of sleep. But a new study suggests that in rats, at least, motherhood may sharpen the mind.

Experts warn of 'Seinfeld' computer virus
SAN FRANCISCO -- Computer security experts are warning of a dangerous new e-mail virus, one able to destroy information even when users don't fully open their messages.

Budget may force SRS layoffs
Savannah River Site officials will attempt today to resolve a budget debate that could result in layoffs at the federal nuclear-weapons site.

Couch potatoes risk heart attacks from sudden exercise
CHICAGO -- Overweight, sedentary people should take it slow to avoid heart attacks when they finally get off the couch and start exercising.

Heavenly objects make for brilliant Internet show

Budget may force SRS layoffs

Troops to be given experimental drugs only rarely

Russian navy a reluctant partner in nuclear clean-up operation

Couch potatoes risk heart attacks from sudden exercise

Study: Childbirth improves memory, learning of mother

White House says Y2K won't cause nuclear bombs to explode

Experts warn of 'Seinfeld' computer virus