Braves rocked by Cardinals

Braves notebook: Jones' streak is over Jones

Minor league notebook: Sand Gnats fade down the stretch

Braves suffer second straight loss

Jackets win in extra innings

Augusta continues push for crown

Jackets in midst of record-breaking season

Education of future needs past

Consumers bask in savings

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.

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.

Pocket change

On the move

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.

Shop smart when ordering products via Internet sites

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

Weather postpones season opener

End of 'streak' could come soon

Clemson await Citadel

Good old music

Urges votes for political alternatives

Government policies waste forests

Raceway too loud?

Dr. Byne respects his patients

Cancer center welcome

Give city administrator the boot

Consolidate Bush and Daniel fields

Disagrees with Carter on Al Gore

Cell research out of control

Blames Democratic Congress for deficit

Victim's friend wants Williams dead

Al Gore is not doing God's work

If they admit crime, forget the time

Floridians 'Choose Life'

Worries about airplane towing an ad

Traffic at Lakeside schools perilous

Justice system rendered ineffective

Quoting the Bible proves nothing

WRDW gets no awards from him

A grave matter

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.

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

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.

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Benham holds share of lead

Gause wins Senior tourney

Woods dominates to the end

Best of prep football

A perfect opening for South Aiken

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

Body still not identified
An autopsy performed Sunday on the badly decomposed body of a woman found in a pine thicket the day before failed to positively identify her, the Aiken County Coroner said. But several people in the neighborhood where her remains were discovered think they know who she was. 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

Horsing community loses Cassatt
It could be in the middle of the woods during a fox hunt. It could be on the horse track or at a social event. Whatever the setting, something inevitably would prompt Sandy Cassatt to tell one of his trademark stories. Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

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

State of mind

Family values old farmhouse

Some scholars see druids in a new light

A world of wealth opens

Arts calendar

Top cooking school returns to Augusta

In the know

Send us a recipe - quick

Questions about new etiquette debatable

Museum traces history of motorcycles

Autopsy fails to identify body
AIKEN - An autopsy performed Sunday on the badly decomposed body of a woman found in a pine thicket the day before failed to positively identify her, the Aiken County coroner said.

Boys find woman's remains

Agency ready for its kickoff

Harlem Middle fights bat pack

Growth leads to more work
Jim Leiper has an easy way to deal with Columbia County's population explosion: aspirin.

Autopsy fails to identify body

Chamber group lists area needs

Body still not identified

Bar set high for Godsey

Horsing community loses Cassatt

Family awaits break in case

Groups promote sales tax

Veterans honor area volunteer
Irma ``Lorie'' Williams is the type of person who seems to always wear her heart on her sleeve and a smile on her face.

Election office opens for business

Unknowns enter race for Senate

Book tells of King's last Augusta visit

Across the area

Tax would help fund upgrades

Across the area

Growth leads to more work

Chamber group lists area needs
Community leaders from throughout the Augusta-Aiken area will make an all-day lobbying trip to Atlanta on Tuesday to fight for everything from highway funding to continued autonomy for Medical College of Georgia.

Making tracks

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.

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.''

Parents take pride in teen's legacy

Firms learn worth of disabled workers

More buybacks may be held
More than 300 Augustans did their part Saturday to curb the violence that injures or kills about 600 people weekly in the United States.

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.

Cassatt, horse trainer, dies
It could be in the middle of the woods during a fox hunt. It could be on the horse track or at a social event. Whatever the setting, something inevitably would prompt Alexander Cassatt to tell one of his trademark stories.

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

Across the area
An early morning residential fire Sunday damaged most of a North Augusta home, leaving its occupants temporarily homeless.

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.

Harlem Middle fights bat pack
Forget the belfry. In Harlem, bats seem to prefer the middle school.

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.

Agency ready for its kickoff
Jo Maypole has attended her share of United Way kickoff celebrations, but this one will be a little different for her.

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.

Body found in Aiken Cty.

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

Veterans honor area volunteer

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.

Theater gets season cleaning

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

More buybacks may be held

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.

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.

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.

Comets win WNBA title

Falcons trim roster

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

Mrs. Ruth Shaw
NEW ELLENTON - Mrs. Ruth Honea Shaw, 79, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2000, at Carriage Hills Plantation, Aiken.

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

Mrs. Ruth Wildfeuer
Mrs. Ruth Terman Wildfeuer, 84, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Morris Roof
AIKEN - Mr. Morris Lee Roof, 77, of Gyles Street, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Augusta.

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.

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

Mrs. Eloree Blume
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mrs. Eloree Still Blume, 91, of Highway 278, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at her residence.

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

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

Mrs. Estelle Maloney
Mrs. Estelle Maloney, 95, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at University Hospital.

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

Mr. Paul Trawick
TENILLE, Ga. - Mr. Paul Trawick, 94, of Lincoln Drive, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at Johnson County Nursing Home.

Mrs. Pennie Swan
Mrs. Pennie Swan, 50, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

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

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

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

Mr. Frederick Athearn Sr.
Mr. Frederick W. Athearn Sr., 59, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at University Hospital.

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

Mrs. Margaret Fuller
EVANS - Mrs. Margaret White Fuller, 79, of Owens Road, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at her residence.

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

Mrs. Betty Rowe
Mrs. Betty Lou ``Mama'' Rowe, 61, of Starnes Street, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

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

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

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

Mrs. Alta Gander
Mrs. Alta Betty Gander, 92, of Eastside Court, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at Westwood Nursing Home.

Mrs. Estelle Maloney

Mrs. Margaret Fuller

Mrs. Lorine Coker

Mrs. Ruth Walden

Mr. Frederick Athearn Sr.

Mrs. Catherine Kirkland

Mrs. Alta Gander

Mr. Joseph Brown

Mrs. Helen Dorch

Mrs. Maggie Ann Smith

Mr. Paul Trawick

Mr. William Highsmith

Mrs. Pennie Swan

Mrs. Wanda Harper

Mrs. Ruth Shaw

Mr. Alford Russell

Mr. Alford Russell

Mrs. Ruth Wildfeuer

Mrs. Sarah Reese

Mrs. Eloree Blume

Mrs. Collette Hall

Mr. Morris Roof

Mrs. Rosetta Williams

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.

Teen pregnancy, birth and abortion rates down
THE DROP IN the teen birth rate is good news for teens, families and the community. Yet there appears to be some confusion around why this has happened.

Raceway too loud?
Residents who live near the recently opened Silver Eagle Raceway are displeased by the noise levels at the track.

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

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

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.

WRDW gets no awards from him
Once again the brilliance of the ``award winning team'' of WRDW has come to the forefront. On the the final night of a $50,000-plus college championship match, WRDW's award winners take it upon themselves to decide it was not important enough to carry, and that a minor league baseball game was far more interesting... Kenneth Mangel, Augusta

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.

New Georgia regent
Gov. Roy Barnes has made an interesting choice in replacing the late Thomas Allgood on the University System of Georgia Board of Regents with Augusta businessman and philanthropist Tim Shelnut.

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.

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

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.

If they admit crime, forget the time
I met Aleta Bunch's mother a year after 16-year-old Aleta was brutally raped and murdered, and she was still suffering terribly. The bleeding hearts who seek to keep killers alive in prison (where taxpayers pay to feed and clothe them) need to see and feel the pain of the victims.B. Essex, North Augusta

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

Worries about airplane towing an ad
While Daniel Field has recently been shown to be dangerous to people in its immediate vicinity, there is another aspect that so far has not harmed anyone. However, it does have that potential. Anne Berlin, Augusta

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

Teen pregnancy, birth and abortion rates down
THE DROP IN the teen birth rate is good news for teens, families and the community. Yet there appears to be some confusion around why this has happened.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quoting the Bible proves nothing
Please accept my compliments for publishing a letter Aug. 16 (``Some Christians just don't get it'') that is well written, makes sense and does not quote or misquote a passage out of the Bible. H.D. Smith, North Augusta

Traffic at Lakeside schools perilous
I'd like to know who did the research for Columbia County school system's new schedule? Christine A. Robinson, Martinez

Cancer center welcome
In about the time it takes the average person to read the editorials on this page, more than one woman will die of breast cancer in this country. Breast cancer kills a woman every 11 minutes.

Wallace dominated race

Wallace eyes Series Championship

Overtime: Wild Indy race won by Lazier

Augustans defeated at 'New Blood Conflict'

Injury keeps Elliott out of race

Forrest fight ruled no contest

Interest rises as dove season arrives

Lure of the rapids

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.

Scientists work to save wildlife
All things considered, it's tough to be a turtle. And it's getting even tougher in urbanized areas.   View the photo gallery

Fear, shame contribute to AIDS spread

Scientists work to save wildlife