Jackets in midst of record-breaking season

Braves top Cardinals

Braves rocked by Cardinals

Braves notes

Augusta continues push for crown

Jackets edge past Shorebirds

Minor league notebook: Sand Gnats fade down the stretch

Education of future needs past

Consumers bask in savings

On the move

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks were little changed Friday as traders searched in vain for guidance.

Consumers bask in savings
This year, South Carolina lawmakers enacted a so-called sales tax holiday so that taxpayers who spent money during the first weekend of August could save money by not paying state and local sales taxes.

Partnership purchases First Union building
The Augusta Riverfront Limited Partnership will purchase the First Union building, the group's general partner, President Paul S. Simon, confirmed Friday. The sale is expected to close within two months.

Partnership purchases First Union building

Business briefs

Shop smart when ordering products via Internet sites

On the move
Cindy Bellamy has been promoted to vice president of technical product development at Avondale Apparel Fabrics. James R. Swartzbaugh and Holly J. Boniek have joined Baird & Co. CPAs as auditors.

Pocket change

Pocket change
INTERNET HEALTH:About 98 million adults use the Internet to find health-related information, according to a poll conducted by Harris Interactive.

Shop smart when ordering products via Internet sites
The Internet gives you the convenience of shopping from home 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and shopping on the Internet can be just as safe as shopping in a store. Nonetheless, the following tips are useful for protecting your credit card numbers and other personal information.

College quarterbacks ready for season

Sprague's stats belie importance

Clemson await Citadel

End of 'streak' could come soon

Fund DNA sampling

Good old music

Dr. Byne respects his patients

S.C. shortfall worries

X-rated Bible stories not for children

Separating opinions from facts

Urges votes for political alternatives

Gore's tax cut is best for families

Consolidate Bush and Daniel fields

The naked truth

All in the family

Victim's friend wants Williams dead

Holocaust was worse than slavery

Disagrees with Carter on Al Gore

Give city administrator the boot

Government policies waste forests

Cell research out of control

A grave matter

Al Gore is not doing God's work

Justice system rendered ineffective

Floridians 'Choose Life'

Blames Democratic Congress for deficit

Questions about new etiquette debatable
Dear Carson: Our office would like for you to answer some questions: If a couple is married and the wife kept her maiden name, do you put both names when addressing an invitation to them, i.e. Mr. Bob Smith and Mrs. Karen Jones or do you reverse the names?

From Russia with love
Except for Vasja, her cat, her prized linen draperies, a little clothing and a couple of photographs, Vera Korniyenko's old life is gone.

Send us a recipe - quick
In conjunction with the Southern Living Cooking Show, the Chronicle is holding a recipe contest. We're inviting readers to submit a recipe to Karin Calloway, author of the Quick Cooking column that appears in the newspaper on Wednesdays. Mrs. Calloway's column offers instructions for home-cooked meals that can be prepared in 20 minutes or less. Many of her dishes make use of convenience products available at the grocery store. - such as canned chopped and seasoned tomatoes. For this contest we're seeking recipes that are similar in nature: good food that doesn't take hours to prepare.

Arts calendar
Here is a list of art events and shows in the Augusta area.

Faith digest
The Rev. Dan King will be installed at 4 p.m. Sunday as permanent minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension.

A world of wealth opens
NEWPORT, R.I. - At the end of famed Bellevue Avenue, past some of the grandest homes in the country, the mansion called Rough Point sits back from the road on a corner lot, obscured by a granite wall, tall gates and carefully trimmed trees and shrubs.

Top cooking school returns to Augusta
In 1975, the post office charged 13 cents to mail a letter, NBC introduced a show called Saturday Night Live and a 9-year-old magazine called Southern Living staged its first cooking school.

State of mind
Loretta Dunbar's weekly take from mah-jongg is mere pennies, but the real value of the game is the mental exercise it gives the 65-year-old Aiken woman. It keeps her mind spry, she said.

Church not a tool of consumers
Not long ago, Jim, a pastor, entered a supermarket and ran into Jan Matheny, a woman who only the Sunday before had visited with her husband and three children in the church that Jim serves. After exchanging pleasantries, Jim told her how much the church appreciated her visit and how he hoped they would return. Jan replied, ``We enjoyed the service, but right now we're just shopping for the church that meets our needs.'

In the know
TV TONIGHT: Actress Julia Roberts is the host for Silent Angels, a touching look at Rett syndrome, at 10 on Discovery Health.

Christian counseling center faces funding cutoff
John Hill opened a Christian mental health center in North Augusta in 1992, and two weeks later his schedule was full - and it has stayed that way ever since.

Family values old farmhouse
Peggy Cullars Guillebeau opened the punched-tin door of a pie safe and pulled out a toy bell.

Some scholars see druids in a new light
When Roman troops conquered the British Isles in 55 B.C., they heard lurid tales about bloody rituals involving human sacrifice presided over by hooded priests known as druids.

Museum traces history of motorcycles
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Nearly a century after Oscar Hedstrom and George Hendee launched America's love affair with powerful two-wheeled machines, the motorcycle's mystique lives on at the Indian Motocycle Museum.

Benham holds share of lead

Woods ties course record

Midland Valley Senior Invitational

N. Augusta slips by Rebels

Silver Bluff defeats ARC

Augusta Christian wins

Laney tops Butler

Best of prep football

South Aiken snaps losing streak

A perfect opening for South Aiken

Harlem falls to Greene-Taliaferro

Education of future needs past
One of the biggest political issues in any election year is public education.

Body found in Aiken Cty.
Two boys who were four-wheeling Saturday found a body in an Aiken County pine thatch. The boys found the woman's body at about 1 p.m. behind a residence on South Carolina Highway 19 North, said sheriffs's spokesman Lt. Michael Frank. Few details were divulged Saturday, but Lt. Frank said the incident was not being investigated as a homicide. Full story The Augusta Chronicle

Family awaits break in case
AIKEN - It's difficult for Judy Carpenter to look at people the same way nowadays. Her 17-year-old daughter, Jessica, was viciously slain in her own home, and the killer remains free. Full story The Augusta Chronicle

Museum traces history of motorcycles

Church not a tool of consumers

Family values old farmhouse

Questions about new etiquette debatable

Christian counseling center faces funding cutoff

Top cooking school returns to Augusta

State of mind

A world of wealth opens

Arts calendar

Some scholars see druids in a new light

In the know

Send us a recipe - quick

Faith digest

Stray dog slaying prompts charges

Dispatch violation punished
Two Richmond County dispatchers who fielded calls about a brutal attack on a sheriff's deputy by a stopped motorist have been reprimanded for violating procedure.

Flood relief money from state fund arrives
A check handed to city officials Friday morning brought local flood victims one step closer to having emergency relief money in hand.

Firms learn worth of disabled workers

Making tracks
The Augusta Chronicle, the state Department of Transportation and city traffic engineers want to keep Augustans informed about when and where road work is scheduled to occur. An updated list of area road projects for the week appears Sundays in The Chronicle.

Across the area

HIV-positive woman sentenced
An HIV-positive woman who pleaded guilty to reckless conduct Friday for having sex before telling her partner of her infected status was sentenced to five years in prison.

Vandals deface casino

Tax would help fund upgrades

Dispatch violation punished

Election office opens for business
AIKEN - The new headquarters of the Aiken County Voter Registration and Elections office on Vaucluse Road is expected to be completely operational by Wednesday.

Body found in Aiken Cty.

Tax would help fund upgrades
The Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department is slated to receive $20.6 million of 1-cent sales-tax revenues if voters approve extending the tax for another five years this fall.

Book tells of King's last Augusta visit

Vandals deface casino
The Richmond County Sheriff's Department is asking the public to help them catch suspected gang members who vandalized Julian B. Smith Casino for a second time this month.

Boys find woman's remains

Drug test proposal draws ire
An Upstate senator wants teachers randomly tested for drugs, but his intention might cause contention when the Legislature reconvenes.

Bar set high for Godsey

Lawsuit dismissed by judge
AIKEN - A judge has thrown out a lawsuit against the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, saying there is no proof that officers conspired to arrest a man who complained about the agency.

Groups promote sales tax

Across the area

Inspectors: Airport outdated

Boys find woman's remains
AIKEN - Two boys who were four-wheeling Saturday found a woman's skeletal remains in an Aiken County pine thatch where they were riding.

Theater gets season cleaning

Across the area
GREENVILLE - The Greenville County Museum of Art has approved a $1.5 million acquisition to add a 1957 Andrew Wyeth painting to its permanent collection.

Local firefighters help battle Texas blazes

Book tells of King's last Augusta visit
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. arrived in Augusta at about 6 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 1968.

Flood relief money from state fund arrives

Fort Gordon troops head south for six-nation war-game training

Making tracks

Stray dog slaying prompts charges
Police arrested and jailed an Augusta man Friday who said he beat a stray dog with a baseball bat. The dying dog's throat was later cut to put him out of his misery.

Broker will fill Allgood regent spot

Across the area
After receiving an anonymous tip about a possible bootlegger in the area, Burke County deputies discovered a 100-gallon cooker, 400 gallons of corn and sugar, and 2 1/2 gallons of moonshine whiskey in eastern Burke County early Friday.

Inspectors: Airport outdated
Augusta Regional Airport officials Friday released the inspection reports on the airport's passenger terminal, its gates and the administrative offices.

Schrenko: Plans gives classes funds
ATLANTA - The state school superintendent said her proposed budget puts money in the classrooms, even though critics charge the proposal lacks realistic priorities.

Drug test proposal draws ire

Two 911 dispatchers reprimanded
Two Richmond County dispatchers who fielded calls about a brutal attack on a sheriff's deputy by a stopped motorist have been reprimanded for violating procedure.

Lawsuit dismissed by judge

Correction
A news brief in Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have said that Mitchell McKinney, a suspect in an armed robbery, is 29 years old.

Unknowns enter race for Senate

Local firefighters help battle Texas blazes
Imagine fighting the worst outbreak of fires you've ever seen for 14 hours a day in 102 degree heat - and all the while you're thousands of miles from home.

Schools shift starting times to ease traffic

Parents take pride in teen's legacy

Inquiry into crash continues

Family awaits break in case

Claxton student wounded

Identification led to warrant
When police accused a 20-year-old man of roughing up two disabled men in the Harrisburg area last week, some of his relatives thought they could smooth things over with a little good will, according to Richmond County sheriff's investigators.

Group needs help for park
The vision of children playing safely in a beautiful park is coming closer to reality in the Barrow County town of Statham.

Election office opens for business

Claxton student wounded
CLAXTON, Ga. - Many students at Claxton High School showed up looking their best Thursday - it was school picture day.

Theater gets season cleaning
Even before the sweet smile of Olivia Anderson, volunteers were greeted by the smell of lemon-scented cleaner and Windex.

Fort Gordon troops head south for six-nation war-game training
For the next month, some Fort Gordon soldiers will help South American nations learn to fight alongside one another.

Groups promote sales tax
Selling the sales tax isn't an easy process, even when it has been approved by voters three times before.

Schrenko: Plans gives classes funds

Unknowns enter race for Senate
ATLANTA - In the film Field of Dreams, the main character is mulling whether to turn part of his Iowa cornfield into a baseball diamond. The advice he gets is, ``If you build it, they will come.''

Correction

Parents take pride in teen's legacy
AIKEN - It's difficult for Judy Carpenter to look at people the same way now.

Fort's first female brigadier general says goodbye
Fort Gordon bade farewell Friday to the highest-ranking female officer in its history.

Firms learn worth of disabled workers
AIKEN - Ensley Adams is happiest behind a broom - not just any broom, but the one he pushes through a hangar to keep dust bunnies from ruining his favorite airplanes.

Inquiry into crash continues
Flight investigators are trying to determine if cargo weight or balance was a factor in the failed takeoff that killed two prominent Augustans and an accomplished pilot earlier this month.

Group needs help for park

Broker will fill Allgood regent spot
ATLANTA - Gov. Roy Barnes is filling the vacancy on the Board of Regents created by Tom Allgood's death with Augusta brokerage owner Tim Shelnut, a high school dropout who now sits on the board of trustees of two Augusta colleges.

Fort's first female brigadier general says goodbye

Schools shift starting times to ease traffic
Columbia County middle and high school pupils will begin and end their school day at different times starting Monday.

Partisans raise new banners
LEXINGTON, S.C. - Southern partisans turned out in force this weekend to replace Confederate banners that had disappeared from bent and broken poles at historic monuments in Lexington County.

Comets win WNBA title

WNBA Comets one victory from title

Mr. Alford Russell
HEPHZIBAH - Mr. Alford Earl ``Al'' Russell died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Catherine Kirkland
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Mrs. Catherine Williams-Kirkland, 83, of Stockton Street, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000.

Mrs. Collette Hall
Mrs. M. Collette Hall, 69, of Augusta, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Donald Armstrong
RENTZ, Ga. - Mr. Donald Armstrong, 33, of Anderson Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000.

Mr. Joseph Brown
EDGEFIELD - Mr. Joseph Rayford Brown, 72, of Martintown Road, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Ollie Bolen
LUFKIN, Texas - Mrs. Ollie Mae Dyches Bolen, 79, of Hubbard Street, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000.

Mrs. Helen Dorch
Mrs. Helen Dorch, 51, of Wylie Drive, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000.

Mrs. Maggie Smith
Mrs. Maggie Ann Smith, 88, of Martinez, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000.

Mrs. Sarah Reese
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Sarah Tyner Reese, 71, of Tankersley Road, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at Thomson Manor.

Mr. Emmett Rouse Sr.
Mr. Emmett Rouse Sr., of Tate Road, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at University Hospital.

Dr. Leland Stoddard
Dr. Leland D. Stoddard, 81, of Evans, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at Brandon Wilde Pavillion.

Mrs. Mary Nichols
Mrs. Mary West Nichols, 85, of Hereford Farm Road, Evans, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at Westminster Tower Health Care Center, Rock Hill, S.C.

Mr. Fred Morgan
MACON - Mr. Fred Joseph Morgan, 92, of Lokchapee Drive, died Friday, Aug, 25, 2000.

Mrs. Ruby Murphy
Mrs. Ruby L. Murphy, 62, of Mura Drive, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Reggie Lee
BROOKLET, Ga. - Mr. Reggie A. Lee, 64, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Candace Stedman
SAN ANTONIO - Mrs. Candace Hunnicutt Stedman, 46, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Thomas Hannah Sr.
BROCKTON, Mass. - Mr. Thomas Lee Hannah Sr., 44, of Ledgmara Road, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000.

Mrs. Ruth Walden
GIBSON, Ga. - Mrs. Ruth Walden, 85, of Calhoun Street, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Samuel Barber Jr.
HARLEM - Mr. Samuel Lewis Barber Jr., 69, of South Hicks Street, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Amber Stephens
LANGLEY - Amber Rose Stephens, infant daughter of Gillis and Sarah Douglas Stephens, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Wanda Harper
Mrs. Wanda L. Harper, 40, of Martinez, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hosptial.

Mr. Woodrow Jones
Mr. Woodrow Jones, 57, of Dublin Drive, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at University Hospital.

Sister Mary McDonald
Sister Mary James McDonald, longtime Aquinas High School teacher and principal, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, at Nazareth Living Center, St. Louis. Sister McDonald was 83.

Mrs. Lorine Coker
FAIRFAX, S.C. - Mrs. Lorine Dobson Coker, 62, of Williamson Street, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

Mr. William Highsmith
ELLABELL, Ga. - Mr. William Van Highsmith, 55, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at Memorial Health University Hosptial, Savannah.

Malik Harris
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Malik Deontrez Harris, infant son of Lamont McCollough and Anetta Harris, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at Self Memorial Hospital, Greenwood.

Mrs. Rosetta Williams
Mrs. Rosetta Hannah Williams, of Rollingwood Drive, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Donovan Hall Sr.
WADLEY, Ga. - Mr. Donovan Judson ``Donnie'' Hall Sr., 62, of Fred Evans Road, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Maggie Ann Smith
Mrs. Maggie Ann Smith, 88, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000.

Mr. Elmer Matlock
NEW ELLENTON - Mr. Elmer D. Matlock, 88, of April Avenue, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Ona Dowd
ADRIAN, Ga. - Mrs. Ona Marie Dowd, 72, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000.

Rev. Harold Sheppard
PORTAL, Ga. - The Rev. Harold Harrison Sheppard, 83, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Edward Dunwoody Sr.
GROVETOWN - Mr. Edward Holcomb Dunwoody Sr., 85, of Bluegrass Trail, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. Leroy Mobley
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Leroy Mobley, 68, of Atomic Road, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

Mrs. Bertha Chapman
THOMSON - Mrs. Bertha Chapman, 81, of Corbin Street, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, in Graniteville.

Mrs. Helen Dorch

Malik Harris

Mrs. Ruth Walden

Mrs. Maggie Ann Smith

Mrs. Ona Dowd

Mr. Alford Russell

Mrs. Catherine Kirkland

Rev. Harold Sheppard

Mrs. Wanda Harper

Mr. Woodrow Jones

Mrs. Ollie Bolen

Mrs. Ruby Murphy

Mr. Samuel Barber Jr.

Mr. Thomas Hannah Sr.

Mr. Joseph Brown

Mrs. Maggie Smith

Mrs. Collette Hall

Mrs. Bertha Chapman

Mr. William Highsmith

Amber Stephens

Mr. Leroy Mobley

Mr. Reggie Lee

Mr. Fred Morgan

Mr. Donovan Hall Sr.

Mr. Edward Dunwoody Sr.

Mrs. Mary Nichols

Mr. Elmer Matlock

Mrs. Sarah Reese

Mr. Donald Armstrong

Mrs. Rosetta Williams

Mrs. Lorine Coker

Mr. Emmett Rouse Sr.

Sisler: Lessons in life taught in the news
IN THE NEWS this week were three stories about life and death, which are all-too-familiar commentaries about, well, life and death.

Kent: Zell still zig zags; a little girl cries out
``WHERE'S ZELL?'' That's the mocking headline over a Georgia Republican Party fax questioning the whereabouts of Democrat Zell Miller.

Al Gore is not doing God's work
When medical researchers announced a promising lead on a cure for cancer involving an extract from tree bark, Vice President Al Gore expressed disapproval, based upon the number of trees that would be sacrificed in the process.Ann Heusel, Harlem

Good old music
Regarding Frankie Clark's Aug. 19 letter: In the dentist`s office one day the radio was playing the old romantic songs. They said the station was in Aiken. It's called ``JOY''- WAJY, 102.70 on the radio dial. Clara Spires, Clearwater

Dr. Byne respects his patients
We are writing in regard to our family physician, Dr. Edmund Byne Jr. (charged with a sex offense against a patient).Walter A. Wright and Rhonda D. Wright, North Augusta

Holocaust was worse than slavery
Howard Blanchard's July 29 letter says, ``I can't understand why white people are surprised that black people have the same feeling toward the Confederate flag that Jews have toward the Nazi flag.'' James Isdell, Augusta

Floridians 'Choose Life'
States have found that specialty license plates can be a revenue bonanza. Some states only sell vanity tags - those with the driver's initials or a family symbol - and many critics say that's as far as it should go.

S.C. shortfall worries
The Federal Reserve Board didn't raise interest rates again this month because, said Chairman Alan Greenspan, previous interest rate hikes had slowed the economy enough for now.

SRS' MOX program imperils region
A recent writer suggests The Chronicle let one of its reporters ``run amok'' in his coverage of new plutonium missions at Savannah River Site (``Setting the record straight on MOX,'' Aug. 11).Susan Bloomfield, Augusta

The naked truth
Maybe Americans aren't the morally depraved, sex-starved misanthropes that others perceive us to be - and sometimes we perceive ourselves to be.

A grave matter
Regarding the excavation of graves in front of Milton Ruben Chevrolet on Washington Road: I am appalled at the insensitivity of whoever is responsible.Gerald J. Smith, Evans

Fund DNA sampling
Gun control critics point out gun laws make no sense if they're not funded. That's true about everything else as well - for example, South Carolina's 1994 law requiring state officials to collect DNA samples from convicted sex criminals in order to contribute to a national databank to catch repeat offenders.

Consolidate Bush and Daniel fields
Since the plan for Bush Field's future is back to square one, this appears to be the opportune time to look at the whole Richmond County air travel picture.Charles J. Scavullo Sr., Augusta

Sisler: Lessons in life taught in the news
IN THE NEWS this week were three stories about life and death, which are all-too-familiar commentaries about, well, life and death.

Give city administrator the boot
Former Fire Chief Ronnie Few was right to pay up what he owed on his cell phone bill, but I still have one question. Why wasn't city Administrator Randy Oliver also held accountable?Scott Smith, Martinez

Urges public execution for Williams
I have a sick feeling after reading about the monster who kidnapped, raped and murdered a 16-year-old girl in 1986. It sickens me to realize that Alexander Williams may get to sit back in his cell and live off the taxpayers for the rest of his life. Roger Nelms

Disagrees with Carter on Al Gore
I recently read an article in which former President Jimmy Carter said Al Gore is a man of absolute integrity, honesty and decency. I must respectfully disagree. Lenny Schaeffer, Evans

Gore's tax cut is best for families
Almost 12 percent, or 3.7 million, of America's older adults live in poverty. Robert Lee Zeglarski, Aiken

Justice system rendered ineffective
Why, after 14 years, hasn't the criminal justice system made a final decision on the fate of Alexander Williams? Could it be that his lawyers don't want us to remember his hideous murderous crime? So lawyers render the justice system ineffective for the family of the innocent.Maurine Sorrell, Evans

The Christian mission is to fight sin
Regarding Clyde Howell's Aug. 16 letter, headlined ``Some Christians just don't get it'': Paul G. Perry, Appling

Government policies waste forests
Regarding the fires that are destroying forests and homes in 12 mountain and Western states:N.T. Clarke, Millen

X-rated Bible stories not for children
I have read all the letters to the editor concerning the anti-Christian aspects of the Harry Potter books. The Aug. 20 letter by Arvilla Virgil, entitled, ``Read the Bible, not Potter books,'' was just too much. Seth Benson, Millen

Cell research out of control
President Clinton and the government's National Institutes of Health are bound and determined to keep pushing both the federal and private sector to expand research that involves destroying a living human embryo.

Separating opinions from facts
I just finished reading The Chronicle's ``Opinion'' page and the opinion section of another area paper for Aug. 19. Stephen V. Geddes, Aiken

Victim's friend wants Williams dead
Regarding The Chronicle's Aug. 17 report on whether Alexander Williams should live or die. Well, I can tell you. Kill him.Robyn Seals-Rogers, Augusta

Kent: Zell still zig zags; a little girl cries out
``WHERE'S ZELL?'' That's the mocking headline over a Georgia Republican Party fax questioning the whereabouts of Democrat Zell Miller.

All in the family
Oh, that Woody Allen. First he marries the adopted daughter of his longtime girlfriend, Mia Farrow, after having an affair with the girl for years while he acted as a stepfather to her. Now, he and his young wife have adopted their second daughter.

Suits led to clean-up
Augusta narrowly dodged a legal bullet with the recent dismissal of two federal lawsuits claiming that improperly-treated sewage sludge poisoned crops and cows on two dairy farms.

Blames Democratic Congress for deficit
This is response to Sen. Ted Kennedy's, D-Mass., speech at the Democratic National Convention.Cal Weiss, Martinez

Urges votes for political alternatives
My fellow blue-collar workers and all folks who work or live on limited incomes, take Heed. Robert F. Periano, Augusta

Forrest fight ruled no contest

Goracing.com qualifying laps

Augustans defeated at 'New Blood Conflict'

Wallace dominated race

USOC to decide between wrestlers next week

Overtime: Lakers sign former Hawk bad boy Rider

Injury keeps Elliott out of race

Forrest gets shot at championship

Bristol notes

ASU prepared for soccer season

Olympic rookies bring enthusiasm

Lure of the rapids

Interest rises as dove season arrives

German companies face private web tax
FRANKFURT, Germany -- In Germany, personal Web surfing on company time could end up costing your employer lots more than lost productivity.

Fear, shame contribute to AIDS spread
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) - When Jemma Taylor discovered she was HIV positive - infected by a boyfriend who hid his condition - she began avoiding people, slinking through back alleys to her job as a seamstress in a small Trinidadian town.

Fear, shame contribute to AIDS spread

German companies face private web tax