College notebook: ASU starts season with tourney

Free agency period ends soon

Red Sox' Williams wins AL manager award

Take the cash -- always

Harrick faces many questions

McKeon voted top NL Manager

Unranked Iowa dumps no. 1 UConn

Porter leads AP All-America team

Stanford eliminates Duke

Duke still tops in the ACC

Smoltz reflects on season

Area teams look weak

Florida and Auburn are cream of SEC hoops

Wardlaw's Derrick to play for Auburn

Stanford eliminates Duke

Area schools announce signings

Unranked Iowa dumps no. 1 UConn

College hoops begins Thursday

High school notebook: Former Josey guard signs with Ole Miss

Cremins expects big men to lead the way

Boone won't ask for a trade

Maddux wins 10th Gold Glove

Conference preseason polls

Clemson relishes underdog role

Expectations low for Carolina

NBA roundup: O'Neal, Barkley ejected

Weddings separate the sexes

Investors swarm to UPS on first day of public trading

UPS healing strike wounds
ATLANTA -- It was just two years ago that angry United Parcel Service drivers shut down the world's biggest package carrier with a bitter, 15-day Teamsters strike.

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.

Tire maker marks grand opening
GRANITEVILLE -- With the most technologically advanced Bridgestone tire plant in the world as a backdrop, Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its newest facility Thursday.

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.

Pfizer considers sweetening bid for Warner-Lambert

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.

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

Tire maker marks grand opening

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.

Feds: Pharmacies underfilling
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Taxpayers are getting shortchanged by a common practice in pharmacies -- druggists who underfill some prescriptions when they run short on medicines, but still bill government insurance programs for the full amount.

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.

Wholesale prices drop slightly

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.

Business briefs: Amazon to offer online credit card

Augusta area prime spot to retire

Local direct-mail frachises sold

Award nominees reflect city focus

Business briefs: Mixed trading day ends with Dow down

Award nominees reflect city focus
There's something to be said for growing smaller, especially when it means becoming more localized.

Feds: Pharmacies underfilling

Augusta area prime spot to retire
Augusta-Aiken's mild climate, low cost of living and top-notch hospitals have landed it on yet another list of ``best places to retire.''

Business briefs: Mixed trading day ends with Dow down
NEW YORK -- Stocks ended narrowly mixed Thursday in a quiet session marked by optimism about high-tech companies and lingering pessimism about the possibility of rising interest rates. At the close of trading on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 2.44 at 10,595.30.

Bank of America, Wells Fargo limit ATM access

I Dumped Dorsey: Week 11

Only description of Mississippi State that matters is 'unbeaten'

One win equals bowl eligibility for Wolfpack

Penn State out for revenge against Michigan

SEC notebook

Martin matures into Tennessee's leader

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

Bulldogs' offense still a concern

Two-way Grant making big impact on defense

Longhorns say Dayne can't diminish what Williams did

Battered Carter tries to finish out season for Dawgs

ACC notebook

Seminoles looking for another perfect ACC season

Spurrier, Holtz go through different quarterback problems

Tech surprises with rushing game success

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

'The Termite' digs in

Hurricanes tight end is a QB's 'dream'

Spurrier dismisses talk of secrets revealed

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

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.

Local authors hold their own
Women writers with close ties to Augusta certainly hold their own in the list of this area's distinguished literary figures.

Hits town's confusing city limits

Urges direction change in Grovetown

Seethes over undelivered mail

Challenges Catholic public servants

Taxing entry-level jobs

Foreign aid bust

Blasts issues group as 'biased clique'

Veterans Day musings

A call for action

Westside story

Band has its own bouncy jazz beat
``This is a class act. We are fortunate to line them up,'' said the Rev. George Foster, president of the board of directors of the health clinic, which provides care for the needy and homeless.

Theater built to enhance movie-going experience
Augusta's newest cinema looks like a transplant from Miami's South Beach. Augusta Exchange 20, a neo-Art Deco complex off Wheeler Road, opens today. The subtropical-bright building has raised the ire of some Augusta residents.

Santa paying early visit to museum
Although Christmas is more than a month away, the Augusta-Richmond County Museum will become a glittering winter wonderland when the Junior League of Augusta presents its annual Festival of Trees Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 21.

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.

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.

Local controversy not expected over new film
The highly controversial comedy about religion, Dogma, which is drawing fire from Catholic groups across the country, is not expected to generate much heat locally in its release today.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country stars to sing for kids
Five major country acts will perform unplugged, acoustical sets at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Cultural Center on Greene Street.

Condensed beauty
Cathy McNulty has a gift for making the most of a small space, and it has made her the envy of her west Augusta condominium community, Londonberry.

Songwriter knows music's power
Two traveling troubadours visit Augusta tonight as part of the Songwriter's Showcase Series. Bob Franke and Malcolm Holcombe, artists known for their unique brand of songwriting and music, will perform at 8 at Greene Street Presbyterian Church.

Theater built to enhance movie-going experience
Augusta's newest cinema looks like a transplant from Miami's South Beach. Augusta Exchange 20, a neo-Art Deco complex off Wheeler Road, opens today. The subtropical-bright building has raised the ire of some Augusta residents.

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).

Camellias remain a favorite
Camellias can really brighten the winter landscape. Once known as Chinese roses because they are native to China, camellias have been used as an American landscape plant since the 1700s. The bushes continue to be gardening favorites.

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.

Greenery mystique unraveled
A lot of e-mail I get is frivolity. But over the past month or so, I have received this sadly unattributed ditty from quite a few folks, including several professional garden writers (who all wish they'd written it). I think it's worth passing along:

Band has its own bouncy jazz beat
``This is a class act. We are fortunate to line them up,'' said the Rev. George Foster, president of the board of directors of the health clinic, which provides care for the needy and homeless.

Charity to stage benefit concert
AIKEN -- In the works for nearly a year, Lisa Brantley's dream of helping children finally is coming true.

Fishing tournament information

Falling levels create hazardous conditions on lakes

Area teams seek postseason glory

S.C. notebook

The biggest rivalry around

Jackets dismiss Johnson

Valdosta's forfeit puts Cats on brink of missing playoffs

Georgia notebook: Familiar foe to determine Screven's seed

Lynx yet to pull trigger on trade

Florida shuts out Augusta

Weddings separate the sexes
Want further proof that men and women look at things differently? Go to a wedding.

Condensed beauty

Camellias remain a favorite

Local controversy not expected over new film

Theater built to enhance movie-going experience

Band has its own bouncy jazz beat

Songwriter knows music's power

In the know

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country stars to sing for kids

Men prefer hair

Greenery mystique unraveled

Band has its own bouncy jazz beat

Santa paying early visit to museum

Theater built to enhance movie-going experience

Capsules

Fun at Fort Gordon

Authority discusses shelter

Across the area: Investigators seek robbery suspect

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.

Across the area: Investigators seek robbery suspect
Aiken County Sheriff's Office is investigating the armed robbery of a Beech Island woman outside her home on Swamp Road.

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.

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.

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.

Help for state health plan approved

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.

Show of honor
W.A. Parker Grammar School fifth-graders perform a dancing version of the forefathers during a VeteransDay play Thursday afternoon. The event included a rock 'n' roll rendition of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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.

Trio faces death penalty in killing
MADISON, Ga. -- The death penalty will be sought against all three defendants in the August torture and slaying of a 17-year-old Elberton girl in Morgan County.

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.

Deputy confesses to break-ins

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Vets not honored as promised

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.

State's historic flags get new exhibit

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.

Governor's proposals questioned
AIKEN -- Gov. Jim Hodges' hope that the NAACP will call off a boycott to aid compromise over the Confederate flag on the Capitol dome did not play well Thursday in Aiken, hometown of the organization's state president.

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

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.

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.

Time to play ball

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.

Barnes starts audit of state's colleges

Area briefs: Office investigates fireball sightings

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.

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.

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

Magazine publishers battle in court

Nonprofit firm will audit SRS

City officials debate water solutions

Augustans show respect to veterans

County to fight inmate medical bill

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.

Teacher complains of race bias

Networks lining up New Year's Eve coverage

Deputy's arrest sparks anger
The arrest of a former Columbia County sheriff's deputy has hit hard in the county's schools and law enforcement community, leaving some feeling angry and betrayed.

Area teams look weak

Augustan honored for bravery
Immeasurable selflessness was acknowledged on Riverwalk Augusta on Thursday.

Augusta children recovering from life-saving surgeries

Trio faces death penalty in killing

Time to play ball
Shrugging off the damp night air, rows of softball players nervously shifted in their cleats, anxiously waiting for the ribbon cutting to end and the games to begin.

Show of honor

Authority discusses shelter
The Augusta Canal Authority wants to forge an amicable solution to a dispute over whether the city of Augusta should allow the CSRA Humane Society to open an animal shelter in the old City Stockade.

Report shows airport's financial outlook improving
Augusta Regional Airport Director Al McDill came prepared to Thursday's governing board meeting, where his management style came under attack. He presented board members with good news in the form of the airport's year-end report.

Police charge Augusta woman in shooting
An Augusta woman was arrested after a domestic dispute ended with her live-in boyfriend shot twice in the head, police said.

McDill survives airport quarrel
Al McDill took a licking but kept on ticking. ``I think they took their best shot and as far as I'm concerned, it's over. OK? Anything else they want to come at me with I welcome it,'' Mr. McDill, director of Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field, said after Thursday's meeting of the airport's governing board.

Nonprofit firm will audit SRS
Savannah River Site officials have hired a nonprofit institute to study whether the federal nuclear-weapons site is getting enough bang from its billion-dollar budget.

State's historic flags get new exhibit
ATLANTA -- Battle flags that have flown over Georgians at war in all corners of the world were given a safe resting place Thursday during the dedication of a new ``Hall of Valor'' display at the Capitol.

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.

Common-sense parenting

Report shows airport's financial outlook improving

Animals' deaths claimed in lawsuit

Governor's proposals questioned

Cheap space travel predicted

McDill survives airport quarrel

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.

Augusta children recovering from life-saving surgeries
Thousands of miles apart, two Augusta boys undergoing life-saving procedures have made remarkable turnarounds and might leave the hospital today.

Common-sense parenting

Town passes flag resolution
PORT ROYAL, S.C. -- With little fanfare, the Port Royal Town Council voted Wednesday night to ask South Carolina's General Assembly to bring down the controversial Confederate flag from over the Statehouse.

Police charge Augusta woman in shooting

Health groups vie for money

Pupils face charges in JET threat
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Three Edgefield County pupils are incarcerated at the state Department of Juvenile Justice after allegedly threatening to shoot several of their classmates, police said.

Golf gardens open for glimpse

Augustans show respect to veterans
With shoulders square and taking deliberate steps, Jessica Johann delivered the marching cadence.

Autumn colors

Local authors hold their own

Women's sexual dysfunction subject of new study

Pupil receives apology for threat made by staff

Battle brews over commandments

Deputy's arrest sparks anger

Officials debate building isotope production plant

Board condemns voucher legislation

Officials opposed to limits

Tidying up

Golf gardens open for glimpse
A dream of a crown jewel for a town that bills itself as the Garden City is becoming a reality in downtown Augusta.

Beuerlein plays well despite pounding

Mrs. Modell slams Cleveland fans

Falcons notebook

I Dumped Dorsey: Week 11

Colts get their kicks from ASU's Kight

Stenstrom to start at QB for Niners

Biakabutuka frustrated by yet another injury

Aikman: 'retirement is not a consideration'

Manning matures as starter

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

Mrs. Evelyn Young
HARLEM -- Mrs. Evelyn Reese Young, 82, of McArthur Drive, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mr. J.B. Beard
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Mr. J.B. Beard, 68, of Maxim Road, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at Thomson Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Mary Davis
Mrs. Mary Bertha ``Berber'' Ward Davis, 84, of Overton Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. Howard Hilton
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Howard J. ``Buddy'' Hilton, 84, of Quaker Road died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at Burke County Hospital.

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

Mrs. Eleanor Godfrey
Mrs. Eleanor Smith Godfrey, 77, of Lakemont Drive, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at Windermere Nursing Home.

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

Ms. Elther Fields
Ms. Elther L. Fields, 42, of Floyd Street, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Janie Rodgers
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mrs. Janie B. Hitchcock Rodgers, 89, of Talisman Drive, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at Anna Marie Nursing Home.

Ms. Mozella Roe
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Ms. Mozella Ellis Roe, 65, of Handy Street, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mrs. Louise Williams
AIKEN -- Mrs. Louise James Williams, 94, of Silver Bluff Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at her residence.

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

Mrs. Maxine Ryle
Mrs. Maxine Marie Ryle, 60, of Mundy Road, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999.

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

Mr. Henry Hogg Jr.
BLACKVILLE, S.C. -- Mr. Henry Clay Hogg Jr., 53, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Select Specialty Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mr. Mack Boles
ESTILL, S.C. -- Mr. Mack Boles, 87, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at Hampton Regional Medical Center, Varnville.

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

Mr. Randall Roberts
DUBLIN, Ga. -- Mr. Randall F. ``Buddy'' Roberts, 35, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999.

Mr. Floyd Wellman
SEBRING, Fla. -- Mr. Floyd C. Wellman, 92, died Thursday, July 1, 1999.

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

Mr. Howard Cullars
WASHINGTON, Ga. -- Mr. Howard Cullars, 49, of Butler Street, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999.

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

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

Mrs. Annie Alford
BEECH ISLAND -- Mrs. Annie Mae Alford, 94, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at Beverly Manor Nursing Home.

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

Mrs. Bernice Borup
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mrs. Bernice Palmer Borup, 87, of Old Edgefield Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mr. William Haynes
WARTHEN, Ga. -- Mr. William ``Dude'' Haynes, 62, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, in Augusta.

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. Mae Spray
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Mae Chalker Spray, 76, of South Gibson Street, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Centers.

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

Mr. Angus Newton Jr.
COLUMBIA -- Mr. Angus E. Newton Jr., 51, of Sunview Drive, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at the W.J. Bryan Dorn Veterans Administration Medical Center.

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. George Irwin
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. George W. Irwin, 78, of North Harris Street, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at Washington County Regional Medical Center.

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

Ms. Susie Still
BARNWELL, S.C. -- Ms. Susie Mae Abstance Still, 86, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at Bamberg Nursing Center, Bamberg.

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

Mrs. Myrtis Langston
BEECH ISLAND -- Mrs. Myrtis Edwins Langston died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, in North Augusta.

Mr. Judson Anthony Jr.
LOS ANGELES -- Mr. Judson ``Tony'' Anthony Jr. died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999.

Mr. Nelson Wingfield Jr.
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Mr. Nelson Wingfield Jr., 72, of South George Mason Drive, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at Northern Virginia Community Hospital.

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

Mr. Howard Hilton

Mr. Willie Pace

Mr. Michael Still

Mr. Mack Boles

Mr. Henry Hogg Jr.

Mrs. Annie Alford

Mr. Wiley Andrews Sr.

Mrs. Eleanor Godfrey

Mr. J.B. Beard

Mrs. Louise Williams

Mrs. Mary Davis

Mr. William Haynes

Mr. Nelson Wingfield Jr.

Mr. Angus Newton Jr.

Mrs. Susie Holston

Mr. Albert Williams

Mr. John Jackson

Mr. William Engle

Mrs. Ella Scott

Mr. Randolph Bing

Miss Andrea Walker

Mrs. Betty Cliett

Ms. Elther Fields

Mr. Floyd Wellman

Mr. Judson Anthony Jr.

Mrs. Mae Spray

Ms. Susie Still

Mrs. Myrtis Langston

Mr. George Irwin

Ms. Mozella Roe

Mrs. Claire Garrison

Mrs. Brenda Key

Mrs. Carolyne Cox

Mr. Randall Roberts

Mrs. Marie Diggs

Mr. Howard Cullars

Mrs. Myrtis Langston

Mrs. Evelyn Young

Mrs. Mattie Gunter

Mrs. Maxine Ryle

Mrs. Martha Gaddis

Mrs. Brenda Key

Mrs. Effie Raley

Urges direction change in Grovetown
During my recent mayoral campaign I enjoyed meeting many new people and renewing some old acquaintances. ...George James, Grovetown

A call for action
The prestigious, non-profit Georgia Public Policy Foundation has issued its annual high school ``report card'' and Richmond County, again, provides a disturbing mix of the best, the ordinary and the worst. (The foundation determines rankings by measuring scores on math and language arts sections of the state's high school graduation test.)

Blasts issues group as 'biased clique'
Re the Women's Issues Discussions Group: Tom Sibley, Evans

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

Westside story
For the first time in the Richmond County school system -- at Westside High School, to be precise -- there's a very nice ``teacher'' who, unfortunately, can barely speak English.

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.

Insists America not a free country
Re M.L. Russell's Oct. 30 letter about communism in Europe being back in style: John Yarzebinski, Aiken

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.

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

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

Taxing entry-level jobs
Once again Congress and the administration are battling over the minimum wage. A Democrat measure backed by the White House, calling for a wage boost of $1 to $6.15 an hour (phased in over 14 months), combined with a paltry $9.6 billion in tax relief, failed Senate passage 50-48 on a near party-line vote.

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

Hits radio host; congratulates mayor
I am not a resident of Grovetown, however I do live just outside the city limits and have seen the political turmoil that existed in Grovetown become negated since Mayor Dennis Trudeau has been in office. He has lent dignity and restored a sense of pride to the residents of Grovetown. Stephen McMillan, Grovetown

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

Seethes over undelivered mail
In the middle of September I purchased a home in Evans and started to move in. Despite my having a privacy fence erected, furniture and appliances delivered and the front door painted, the mail carrier and his or her supervisor at the Evans Post Office decided I did not really occupy the house and refused to deliver my mail! Hugh Lokey, Hephzibah

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

Says flag flew over many groups
Re the Oct. 29 letter from Augustus Nelms: Glenn Demondt, Johnston

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

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

Defends church against its critics
A recent letter in The Chronicle condemned the Roman Catholic Church for the Inquisition and for its labeling as heretics those who believed that the world was round. Yes, it is true that the Catholic Church has made mistakes, some quite serious. When a large institution is guided by humans, corruption, overzealousness and error can take hold.Charleen Luther, Augusta

Crew's departure causes turmoil

Labonte leads the way in opening Homestead practice

Ex-champion Norris looking to fight back

SLOC to release auditors' notes

Overtime: Fox, NBC, TBS to split NASCAR

For overtime

NASCAR's new TV deal a validation of sport's success

NY state offers suggestions to clean up boxing

Overtime: UNC guards reinstated

Stewart is NASCAR's new underdog

Judgment Day, maybe, for Holyfield and Lewis

Crew's departure causes turmoil

Microsoft to install kiosks in RadioShack stores
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Microsoft Corp. plans to install kiosks in Tandy Corp.'s RadioShack stores across the nation as it seeks to further expand its Internet presence.

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.

FDA warns consumers against thyroid-related weight-loss aid
WASHINGTON -- The government warned consumers Thursday not to buy or consume Triax Metabolic Accelerator, calling it a potentially dangerous hormonal drug masquerading as a dietary supplement.

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.

University pollution cleanup under study
ATHENS, Ga. -- It could be two months befor

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.

BeeCall software gives Internet users a new voice
For most of us, using the Internet to make a phone call makes little sense. After all, you can make a phone call anywhere in the United States and chat for 20 minutes for less than a buck. The audio quality of the public telephone network is excellent, and you don't have to put up with flaky software, echoes, lags, voices that break up in midsentence and all the other hassles that Internet telephony involves.

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.

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.

Porous asteroid absorbs meteors
Scientists say a loosely packed asteroid with the consistency of a melting snowman may help explain how planets formed in the early solar system: by gobbling up other objects.

BeeCall software gives Internet users a new voice

Heavenly objects make for brilliant Internet show

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

Microsoft to install kiosks in RadioShack stores

Experts warn of 'Seinfeld' computer virus

University pollution cleanup under study

Study: Childbirth improves memory, learning of mother

FDA warns consumers against thyroid-related weight-loss aid