Jackets shut out Suns

Braves notebook: Glavine close to joining elite group

Braves sweep away Padres

Braves' bats have run out of power

Big Cat rescues Braves

Giants clobber Mets

Pastime helps to pass time

Firestone outlines pay plan
Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. said Tuesday it will reimburse customers who earlier this year bought tires to replace ones included in its $350 million recall.

Tire tied to more fatalities
DETROIT - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has raised to 62 the number of deaths it believes are linked to the Firestone tires now being recalled.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks rose Monday, as cautious investors bet positive economic news and stable interest rates will provide a boost to second-half profits.

Firestone outlines pay plan

Business briefs

Tire maker, dealers cross wires

Business briefs
NEW YORK - The Dow's three-day winning streak ended Tuesday amid a downturn among retail, brokerage houses and health stocks.

Tire maker, dealers cross wires
Bridgestone/Firestone's recall is apparently creating some confusion at tire dealerships already swamped by consumers seeking replacement tires.

WorldCom may expand in area
WorldCom is seeking government approval to offer high-speed, wireless Internet service in 60 markets, including Augusta.

Tigers prepare for serious practice

Alabama's coach returns with high expectations

Watkins makes another move

Predictions don't concern coach

Versatile athlete out of spotlight

Eagles, Bulldogs practice for upcoming matchup

Gambling, lottery are both immoral

North Augusta's choice

Phony confessional

U.S. run by Communist Manifesto

Three trials were enough

Few's phone bills

Men are better than columnist says

Some Christians just don't get it

Can court let trials go on endlessly?

Don't build white concrete elephant

Critic offers copy editing services

Gore has experience to be president

Truman stupidest president ever

Questions about pregnant felon

Age old question: Preventive care can lead to healthier life
Q: I just turned 50 years old. Are there any special medical tests I should have performed? - J.L., Martinez

Salad supper
Super-size salads are the star attractions on lunch menus everywhere. But at home they're usually relegated to the role of side dishes.

Mother makes time for herself
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Cathe Beebe's key chain hung from her front pocket as she power-walked around Waynesboro's city park. The little turtle with the word ``patience'' on top is a perfect symbol for her approach to weight loss: slow and steady.

In the know: Price check
Each Wednesday, Price Check offers price comparisons on goods at area stores. This week: shaving supplies. Prices below were checked Thursday. No coupons or discount cards were used.

Yoga
Yoga began in India thousands of years ago where it was closely tied to Hindu traditions of meditation. Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word ``yug,'' which means union with the divine.

PGA notebook

Valhalla an exception in more ways than one

Duval withdraws from tourney

Pearson honored for 'slam'

PGA Championship tee times

Woods mania continues

Augusta to honor Howell

Pastime helps to pass time
My family was out of town last week, leaving me to fend for myself.

Argument leads to shooting death, arrest
An argument over gunfire in an Augusta motel earlier this month triggered the shooting death of a man Monday night and the arrest of another man on a murder charge, a Richmond County Sheriff's Department sergeant said.

Early morning accident claims couple
A couple died early Monday after their blue 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage crashed into a utility pole and ignited near Washington Road.

Senate seat contender coming to Augusta
The leading Republican contender for the late Paul's Coverdell's U.S. Senate seat, former Sen. Mack Mattingly, will be in Augusta today for a stop on his campaign announcement tour.

Salad supper

In the know: Price check

Yoga

Mother makes time for herself

Age old question: Preventive care can lead to healthier life

Man commits suicide in store parking lot
An Augusta man ended his own life Tuesday while being pursued by an off-duty Richmond County sheriff's deputy in a shopping mall parking lot.

Mayor apologizes for secret tapings
REIDSVILLE - The mayor who secretly taped the activities of city office workers was in the spotlight Monday at a raucous city council meeting where some called for his resignation and others shouted their support.

Senate seat contender coming to Augusta

Across the area

Suspect once worked in law enforcement
A man indicted in two attacks on Richmond County sheriff's deputies this summer once worked in law enforcement.

Allgood remembered at dedication event
The influence of Thomas F. Allgood Sr.'s life's work was apparent in another facet of the Augusta community early Tuesday.

Freshmen get acclimated
North Augusta High School gave its incoming freshman a head start with an introduction to high school on Friday.

Commission gets reprieve on setting gambling rules
Columbia County officials have four months to decide how to deal with video poker and other coin-operated amusement games.

Mattingly stops in Augusta

Preparing for the future
Strategic business plans, principles of entrepreneurship and return on investment are not traditionally common terms among teens preparing to enter their freshman year of high school.

Education secretary touts Gore's stance
LOS ANGELES - Al Gore would continue the progress the Clinton administration is making in education, an issue too important to leave to Republicans bent on experimentation, Secretary of Education Richard Riley said Monday to Georgia delegates attending the Democratic National Convention.

Freshmen get acclimated

Commission undecided on interim fire chief
Augusta commissioners still cannot decide who should be in charge of the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department.

Officials fast-track train plan

Teachers excited

Suspect once worked in law enforcement

Fire department debt may exceed $27,000
Augusta fire department officials still are trying to clear up questions about the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs Conference account and make the controversy go away.

University dedicates its facility

Funding issue grounds plans for terminal

Aiken OKs new air terminal

Shealy elected to council
Arthur Shealy was elected North Augusta's Republican nominee for city council Tuesday night, besting Harry Weigle in a special election by only 32 votes, 456 to 424.

Carter urges Gore to distinguish himself

Teen faces charges in fatal accident
The 15-year-old driver of the Mercury Mountaineer that flipped five times after changing lanes Sunday on Interstate 20 will face second-degree vehicular homicide charges, police said Monday.

County's school board plans to lower millage

Aiken OKs new air terminal
AIKEN - Aiken City Council narrowly approved a local company's low bid for a new airport terminal Monday night after some members tried to shoot down the $1.1 million project.

Teen faces charges in fatal accident

Across the area
An Augusta man suspected of burning a toddler with cigarettes, biting and bruising him, and pulling out his hair was indicted Tuesday.

Education secretary touts Gore's stance

Mattingly stops in Augusta
Calling the energy behind Texas Gov. George W. Bush's presidential campaign a ``luxury,'' GOP Senate candidate Mack Mattingly said Tuesday if elected he would keep Paul Coverdell's legacy alive.

Burned dog healing, living with family
SAVANNAH - Just two months ago, Lazarus, a Rottweiler mix puppy, suffered third-degree burns and had to have an ear removed after being set on fire.

Aiken deputies renovate office

Gambling machines returned
Less than a week after Columbia County sheriff's deputies confiscated more than 50 video poker machines, four were returned to their owners Monday.

State delegates split on Reform
First-time party delegate Will Tinney came back to Aiken from the tumultuous Reform Party convention in Long Beach, Calif., pleased that Pat Buchanan prevailed over a split party and confident that the former CNN journalist will exceed expectations at the ballot box in November.

University dedicates its facility
Augusta State University christened a facility Tuesday that is considered the first tangible piece of a $65 million plan to reshape the campus.

Children adjust to being pupils
GLOVERVILLE - The first day of school was a stressful time for some young pupils. Whatever Donaven White had for breakfast Monday, it ended up on a parquet floor at Gloverville Elementary School.

Commission undecided on interim fire chief

Early morning accident claims couple

Preparing for the future

Shealy elected to council

Across the area

Aiken deputies renovate office
AIKEN - Aiken County deputies will turn in their guns for paint brushes Friday as the sheriff's office undergoes a long-needed face-lift.

Children adjust to being pupils

Gambling machines returned

Argument leads to shooting death, arrest

Low reservoir levels threaten water supply

Medical workers see layoff

Room to grow

Carter urges Gore to distinguish himself
LOS ANGELES - Al Gore must convince voters that, if they elect him president, he would carry on Bill Clinton's policies without the moral lapses that have tarnished the Clinton administration, former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday.

Officials fast-track train plan
City commissioners are fast-tracking a plan to speed up downtown's slow-moving trains.

Adoption weekend helps animal shelter
After a weekend filled with adoptions, Columbia County's Animal Shelter was back to normal Monday.

Counties scramble for teachers

Low reservoir levels threaten water supply
Thurmond Lake could fall 9 more feet by January and force water restrictions along the lower Savannah River if the current drought cycle doesn't subside.

Fire department debt may exceed $27,000

County's school board plans to lower millage
The Columbia County Board of Education is prepared to lower its millage by one-third of a mill when it meets in special session today.

Augustan shot dead in home

Counties scramble for teachers
Teachers in Columbia and Richmond counties returned Monday, but some schools still did not have enough educators to fill all positions.

State shortage of teachers could persist

Across the area
An Augusta man who served jail time for manslaughter and faced as much as 25 years if convicted this week of new crimes chose to plead guilty Monday.

State shortage of teachers could persist
State school Superintendent Linda Schrenko says it's possible many schools throughout the state will have substitute teachers all year.

Officials examine procedure
Richmond County sheriff's officials are investigating whether proper procedures were followed at the county's emergency dispatch center Thursday when reports came in while a deputy was beaten bloody during a street brawl.

Augustan shot dead in home
An argument over gunfire in an Augusta motel earlier this month triggered the shooting death of a man Monday night and the arrest of another man on a murder charge, a Richmond County Sheriff's Department sergeant said.

Medical workers see layoff
Citing a need for greater productivity and efficiency, the administration at Community Mental Health Center of East Central Georgia is planning to lay off 47 people and reassign 73.

Teachers excited
As Principal Jeff Carney walked down the halls of Greenbrier Middle School, he heard the sound of wolf howls coming from some classrooms.

Room to grow
Eagles with wings outstretched, jolly Santa Clauses and magnolias that look so real one almost wants to bend down and drink in their scent adorn the shelves and every open space in the two-story building on the campus of Friendship Community Center on Central Avenue.

Funding issue grounds plans for terminal
If the Augusta Aviation Commission is thinking the city will help it pay for a proposed $50 million airport terminal at Bush Field, it might want to think again.

QBs fight for roster spot

Titans topple Rams

Mrs. Ida Greenway
TWIN CITY, Ga. - Mrs. Ida Lane Greenway, 80, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at Sunbridge Health Care Center, Statesboro.

Mr. Robert Edwards Sr.
THOMSON - Mr. Robert C. Edwards Sr., 81, of Three Points Road, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Clarence Wells Jr.
GILBERT, S.C. - Mr. Clarence W. ``C.W.'' Wells Jr., 76, of Shull Avenue, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at Lexington Medical Center, Lexington.

Mr. Edward Wood
GIRARD, Ga. - Mr. Edward J. Wood, 88, of Georgia Highway 23 South, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at his residence.

Javaris Dow
Javaris Hakeem Dow, 10, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at the University of South Carolina Children's Hospital, Charleston, S.C.

Mrs. Glenn Wommack
TENNILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Glenn Boland Wommack, 80, of Fourth Street, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Hasting Franklin Jr.
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Mr. Hasting Franklin Jr., 56, of Hardy Place Road, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000.

Mrs. Mary Lee
DUBLIN, Ga. - Mrs. Mary Frances Lee, 69, of Cardinal Drive, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, in Macon.

Mrs. Dosia Hurst
SPARTA, Ga. - Mrs. Dosia Elizabeth Jackson Hurst, 99, of Maiden Lane, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at Hancock Memorial Hospital.

Miss Lucia Moody
AIKEN - Miss Lucia Owens Moody, 72, of Wise Creek Lane, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at her residence.

Miss Amanda Ratke
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Miss Amanda Joy Ratke, 20, died Monday, August 14, 2000, in Screven County.

Mr. James Williams
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. James ``Jim'' Williams, 84, of Jefferson Davis Highway, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Doris Cook
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Doris Ann Martin Cook, 58, of Plantation Drive, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Evelyn Peebles
Mrs. Evelyn Herron Peebles, 86, of Pleasant Home Road, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at Forest Lake Health Care.

Mrs. Alice Reeves
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Alice Lane Reeves died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at National Healthcare.

Mr. James Bird
Mr. James M. Bird, 77, of Sheffield Drive, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, in Atlanta.

Mr. Robert Ruxton Jr.
MELBOURNE, Fla. - Mr. Robert T. Ruxton Jr., 75, of Renaissance Avenue, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at Wuesthoff Hospital, Rockledge.

Mr. James Osinga
DAVISBORO, Ga. - Mr. James Osinga, 87, of Fox Farm Drive, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Washington County Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.

Mr. Daniel Young
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mr. Daniel McCray Young, 75, of Reynolds Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000.

Mr. Dolan Holloway
FLUSHING, N.Y. - Mr. Dolan Holloway, 98, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, in Elmhurst.

Mr. Reuben May
SANDERSVILLE. Ga. - Mr. Reuben Harold May, 75, of Helton Lane, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Jennie Rowland
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Jennie Goodman Rowland, 94, of DeLaughter Drive, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Joseph Morin
GROVETOWN - Mr. Joseph R. Morin, 68, of Fourth Avenue, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Ronald Jackson
AIKEN - Mr. Ronald T. Jackson, 42, of Limerick Drive, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Essie Smith
WRENS, Ga. - Mrs. Essie B. Smith, 82, of Atwell Station Road, died Friday, August 11, 2000, at Vencor Hospital, Atlanta.

Mrs. Mamie Murry
THOMSON - Mrs. Mamie Murry, 97, of Twin Oaks Road, died Friday, August 11, 2000, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Margaret Williams
STILLMORE, Ga. - Mrs. Margaret Lindsey Williams, 67, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mr. Hasting Franklin Jr.
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Mr. Hasting Franklin Jr., 56, of Hardy Place Road, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000.

Mrs. Auroa Panes
Mrs. Auroa D. Panes, 83, of Evans, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Ella Askew
BROOKS, Ga. - Mrs. Ella Mae Roberts Askew, 73, of Pasha Drive, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Spalding County Hospital, Griffin.

Mrs. Ruth Handy
Mrs. Ruth Handy, 83, of Martinez, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Ruth Handy

Mr. Hasting Franklin Jr.

Mr. Robert Ruxton Jr.

Mr. James Williams

Mrs. Essie Smith

Mr. James Osinga

Mr. Daniel Young

Javaris Dow

Mrs. Mamie Murry

Mrs. Margaret Williams

Mr. Ronald Jackson

Mr. Dolan Holloway

Mrs. Evelyn Peebles

Mrs. Glenn Wommack

Mr. Clarence Wells Jr.

Mrs. Alice Reeves

Miss Amanda Ratke

Mrs. Dosia Hurst

Mrs. Auroa Panes

Mrs. Mary Lee

Mr. Reuben May

Mrs. Ida Greenway

Mrs. Doris Cook

Mr. James Bird

Mrs. Jennie Rowland

Mr. Edward Wood

Miss Lucia Moody

Mr. Hasting Franklin Jr.

Mr. Robert Edwards Sr.

Mrs. Ella Askew

Parr: Jewish pride bursting out
I LIKE vice Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., both as a senator and as a Jewish role model.

High marks, low marks for Clinton speech
LOS ANGELES - ``A classic Clinton speech,'' exulted Georgia delegate Michael Thurmond, who also happens to be the state's labor commissioner. ``He laid out his record over the past eight years effectively.''

Gore has experience to be president
It's an election year and it's time for us to choose a new president. We have two primary candidates for the job: George W. Bush and Albert Gore Jr. Herbert A. Edney IV, Augusta

High marks, low marks for Clinton speech
LOS ANGELES - ``A classic Clinton speech,'' exulted Georgia delegate Michael Thurmond, who also happens to be the state's labor commissioner. ``He laid out his record over the past eight years effectively.''

Few's phone bills
Former Richmond County Fire Chief Ronnie Few can run, but can he hide? His move to head up Washington, D.C.'s, fire department has not stopped questions about his handling of money matters, even if he has stopped answering those questions.

North Augusta's choice
North Augustans must feel like they're asked to troop to the polls almost once a month.

Truman stupidest president ever
I take umbrage to Paul Cook's Aug. 13 letter praising Harry Truman, who was the stupidest president this country ever had. James Cline, North Augusta

Parr: Jewish pride bursting out
I LIKE vice Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., both as a senator and as a Jewish role model.

Clinton's last hurrah
For Americans not spellbound by President Clinton's charisma, the most interesting aspect of his last hurrah to the party faithful in Los Angeles Monday night was that first lady Hillary Clinton's long-winded introduction of her husband chewed up most of TV's prime time, between 9 and 10 p.m.

Can court let trials go on endlessly?
I am writing regarding the Jason Kennedy trial. He has been tried for the murder of Caitlyn Laney. Joyce Roberson, Augusta

GOP silver lining?
If the Democrats' Gore-Lieberman ticket wins in November, there may be a silver lining for Republicans.

Critic offers copy editing services
Strange things happen in this fast-paced world of ours: recently, while I was asleep, and according to the Aug. 11 Chronicle, the Reform Party political convention moved from Long Beach, Calif., to Sacramento (editorial). Russell K. Brown, Grovetown

Questions about pregnant felon
Recently Vice President Al Gore was surprised by a question about executing a pregnant woman. Gene England, Aiken

Potter books carry enduring themes
As a professor at a Texas university who teaches children's and young adult liteature courses, I have included, Harry Potter and the Scorcerer's Stone several times in my syllabus. Karen V. Zagrodnik, Ph.D., Martinez

Some Christians just don't get it
Sara Raley, in responding on July 11 to another letter, pulls out some standard scriptural references to support her beliefs regarding the (im)morality of homosexuality and, in so doing, entirely misses the point of Megan Hathway's letter. Clyde Howell, Aiken

U.S. run by Communist Manifesto
Why is it most Americans refuse to see what's right under their nose? Gene Burns, Saluda

Phony confessional
President Clinton's so-called confessional last week before hundreds of conservative clergymen - rehashing his process of redemption since the sordid Monica Lewinsky affair - reeked of being just one more political manipulation by the guy who wrote the book on political spin.

Madcap Marcie rides again
Some members of the Augusta Aviation Commission are being led by the nose, following a theatrical pied piper who says big things are destined for Augusta, if only we build a massive airport.

Neighborhood in shock after slaying
As a member of the Crosland Park Homeowners Association, and an active member of the Crime Watch program, I want to report how all residents of the area are saddened by the terrible slaying of Jessica Carpenter in our neighborhood. Bruce Rienzo, Aiken

Men are better than columnist says
In her Aug. 11 column, Betsy Hart advocated we judge women based on their success or failure in ''civilizing'' their husbands and used Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton as opposing examples. Karen Gutmann, Aiken

Gambling, lottery are both immoral
It's appalling that some would use their position of influence to promote immorality. Call it by any name, gambling is gambling, be it lottery or video poker. Andy Windham, Wagener

Three trials were enough
This letter is regarding the Jason Kennedy case. This young man has been put on trial three times with a hung jury. Frances Larrew, Martinez

Don't build white concrete elephant
According to the Aug. 11 article by Chronicle reporter Justin Martin, interim Bush Field Airport director Tim Weegar and the airport consulting firm said Augusta can afford the $25 million terminal project. George Hughes, Harlem

Clemson hires grad to coach women's track

Maine native concludes journey

Overtime: Howell Day activities postponed

Study links poor rest with flab
CHICAGO - Here's some news that could keep middle-age men awake nights: A lack of quality sleep might contribute to love handles and double chins.

Intel introduces Pocket PC Camera
SAN JOSE, Calif. - After dipping its toe into the water with a branded Internet appliance, Intel Corp. is making another foray into the pool of businesses that complement its computer chip-making with a new dual-purpose digital camera.

Boy-crazy friend could get in trouble
''My friend and I are going to be sophomores this year. My friend is so boy-crazy she messes with every boy. They call her names at school like 'whore,' and she says it doesn't bother her - but it bothers me because when I walk with her they say I must be like her.'' - 14-year-old Augusta girl

Boy-crazy friend could get in trouble

Reel stuff

Your style

Reel stuff
CAST: Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Diana Scarwid, Joe Morton, Miranda Otto, James Remar, Katharine Towne and Amber Valleta.

Your style
Samantha West, 17, is a rising junior at Lucy C. Laney High School.

Creative learning

Creative learning
Courtney DeGennaro was ''scared to death'' the day before school.

Study links poor rest with flab

Intel introduces Pocket PC Camera