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They talk turkey at this museum

Jazz will float over river

They talk turkey at this museum
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - With the press of a button, the elderly Cherokee Indian comes to life; first speaking in his native tongue, then in English.

Exhibits Calendar
Here is a list of art exhibits in the Augusta Area.

Labor Day festivities
Labor Day weekend means more than backyard barbecue and the last big holiday before Thanksgiving.

Album's promise unfulfilled

Jazz will float over river
Be it swing or be-bop, fusion or Dixieland, jazz has established itself as the great American art form.

Comedian now addicted to honest performances

Cheery outlook colors artist's works
An artist and musician, he produces work that embraces the joyful. His goal is not to expose political injustice or reveal his own dark underbelly, but to perhaps have people hum a catchy tune or smile at one his paintings.

Cheery outlook colors artist's works

Album's promise unfulfilled
Have you ever picked up a CD and felt your stomach drop, sure that you knew what it held in store and that listening would only cause pain?

Club calendar
Here is a list of clubs in the Augusta Area.

Comedian now addicted to honest performances
From George Carlin to Cheech and Chong, the idea of lighting up or drinking down has provided comics the fodder for a thousand jokes and a million laughs.

Event calendar
Here is a list of events scheduled for the Augusta area.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Nominees for honors not secret
At 10 a.m. today in Atlanta, Gov. Roy Barnes will announce nominees and performers for the 22nd annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame show.

Jackets' Rodriguez realizes dream

GreenJackets inch closer to title

Braves' defeat costly

Braves Notebook

Braves' bats cold

Braves Notes

Jackets clinch title

Weekend travel may be a labor

Pressures mount on tiremaker
Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.'s latest tally of recalled tires that have been replaced is approaching 1 million, about 15 percent of the total estimated to be on trucks and sport utility vehicles.

Cost of living rises locally
The cost of living in Augusta has inched up since last winter, while goods and services in Atlanta have become more affordable, according to a price survey by a national nonprofit organization.

Business briefs

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Investors optimistic that the U.S. economy is growing at a healthy but noninflationary pace sent stocks broadly higher Thursday.

Alltel plans local business service

Monsanto will take stock public

Pressures mount on tiremaker

Alltel plans local business service
Alltel Communications plans to offer local telephone service to business customers in the Augusta market Sept. 18. The service will be available to residential customers sometime during the first quarter of next year.

Business briefs

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks were higher Friday in lackluster trading ahead of the holiday weekend. Investors' recent optimism was only slightly dampened by conflicting economic data.

Monsanto will take stock public
ST. LOUIS - Monsanto Co. expects to sell 35 million shares for $20 to $25 each in an initial public stock offering, the company said Wednesday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Cost of living rises locally

Gas prices this week

Gas prices this week
Prices for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline at six area stations and the change from last week.

Eagles, Bulldogs set for battle

Objectives remain same for Clemson

Freshman ready for spotlight

Knights take ambitious approach

Four area schools playing home games

I dumped Dorsey: Week 1

SEC notebook

ACC notebook

Teammates reunite

A feud Down Under

Proxy drug war

Battered women story was necessary

Elect Owens to Richmond board

Some Christians still don't get it

Implement Charleston gun plan here

Ethics and embryos

Leadership initiative lauded

Gore's wrong Rx

On the contrary, Christians do get it

A plea to pet owners: Spay, neuter

County buses still crowded, unsafe

Faith digest
Vera Korniyenko, a Ukrainian refugee newly arrived in Augusta, received a sewing machine after her story appeared Aug. 26 in The Augusta Chronicle.

Making stumps rot takes time, patience and a good fertilizer
Q: I recently had 20 trees cut down in my yard - 19 pines and one black cherry. The big decision for me is whether to pay to have the stumps ground or to let them rot, with me helping them along.

Religion roundup
VENTURA, Calif. - An organization that phoned 3,764 Protestant congregations to test their availability was unable to establish contact with anyone at 40 percent of them, despite repeated attempts.

Pray and play
C.M. Ritchie wonders what could be wrong with thanking God for his community's school or asking protection for its athletes - he has been saying the same prayer for more than 40 years at Friday night high school football games.

Weeding helps drop extra weight
If you can think of your yard as a health club, you will perform double duty by keeping your yard and your body in shape.

Panel to explore link between science, religion
Science and religion are different ways of knowing - they need not be at odds, Fred Silva says.

Prayers of Paul can help believers
The Gnostic heresy that tore the Colossian church asunder has long since passed away; however, heresies still plague our denominations and fragment our congregations.

Barron shoots 65 at Air-Canada

Gilford, Johansson share BMW Open lead

Evans wins first meeting with Pack

Silver Bluff shuts out Georgians

Ga. prep notebook

S.C. prep notebook

Laney crushes Josey 34-6

Aiken scores late to defeat Colquitt

N. Augusta beats Midland Valley

Barnwell ready for rival

War Horses power past Blackville

Gamecocks defeat Bears

Thurmond falls to Batesburg

Lincoln County opens with win

Thomson overcomes rain, Jefferson County

South Aiken beats Cross Creek

The top picks

Barnwell defeats Blackville

Swainsboro 14, Statesboro 7

Lynx begin to take shape

Weekend travel may be a labor
Traveling this holiday weekend? Many of you are, and most of those trips will average five hours. That estimate comes from a survey conducted by Response Insurance.

Man invades Augusta home
A clean-shaven man wearing a pin-striped baseball cap kicked in an elderly woman's front door Thursday, forced her to the floor, tied her hands in front of her, then stole money from her purse, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Department. The woman, 76, told investigators she was alone in her home on the 1700 block of Wrightsboro Road when she heard her doorbell ring at about 8:15 p.m. She looked outside and saw no one.Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Foley hearing postponed
A hearing to determine if bond should be revoked for a Westside High teacher accused of three drug charges and interfering with the parental custody of a 16-year-old girl was continued Friday. District Attorney Danny Craig said he was notified late Thursday that Deborah Foley's attorney was out-of-town. Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Prayers of Paul can help believers

Faith digest

Panel to explore link between science, religion

Weeding helps drop extra weight

Pray and play

Religion roundup

Making stumps rot takes time, patience and a good fertilizer

Transit will add bus route

Fire official resigns from department
Fire department public information officer Katrice Bryant - who came under fire recently for her handling of a fire chiefs' banquet and a colossal cell phone bill - announced her resignation Thursday.

Bigamy suspect arrested in Florida

Officers target traffic violators
North Augusta has a pretty good track record when it comes to road deaths. Only one person has been killed in traffic within city limits this year, and the March incident in the parking lot of radio stations WKXC and WSLT was ruled a suicide by North Augusta Department of Public Safety.

Ex-soldier admits theft of night goggles from fort
A 22-year-old former soldier told a federal judge Thursday he stole eight pairs of night-vision goggles from Fort Stewart to pay his bills.

Board: Boost SRS safety plans

Police, rain cool the crowds

Schools ease ID requirements

Man pleads not guilty to assault

Shelter kills 30 animals
Richmond County animal control officials killed 30 dogs Thursday in hopes of ending the 5-week-old quarantine at the Mack Lane shelter. ``It was based on the building they were in,'' Animal Control Director Bonnie Bragdon said. ``They were in the holding area, which is separated from our adoption area.

Condon errs in opinion on sex classes

Officials face fraud allegations
HINESVILLE - District Attorney Tom Durden is seeking indictments against Liberty County's Commission chairman and three other commissioners on a felony charge of conspiracy to defraud and a misdemeanor charge of malpractice in office.

Bigamy suspect arrested in Florida
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - For nearly nine years, Warren Allen Carskaden has had three wives - all at the same time.

Law office killing ends with arrest
UNION, S.C. - The man charged with killing a woman Wednesday at a Union law office told police he considered killing more people. Benjamin Coleman, 36, was charged with murder in the shooting death of Betty Gault Wade, 61. Police said the shooting occurred after a foreclosure hearing at a law office. Ms. Wade died a few hours later.

Officials face fraud allegations

USC Aiken takes a seat in top three
AIKEN - The University of South Carolina Aiken is ranked as the third-best public liberal arts school in the Southern region in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report's guide to America's best colleges.

Teacher's hearing delayed

Pre-kindergarten funds create religion debate
ATLANTA - Finger paintings and snapshots taken by 4-year-olds line the walls at the Child Development Center, an operator of the state's pre-kindergarten program. Though the center's classrooms are under the roof of Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, there's not a shred of religious ideology to be found where classes are conducted.

Mother pleads guilty to bank robbery

Police, rain cool the crowds
The rumblings at a football matchup Friday between city rivals T.W. Josey and Lucy C. Laney high schools were, for the most part, in the sky.

Pre-kindergarten funds create religion debate

Man pleads not guilty to assault
A 34-year-old man charged in the beating of a Richmond County sheriff's deputy pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing Friday afternoon in Richmond County Municipal Court.

Board: Boost SRS safety plans
A federal review board has raised concerns about the safety plans for a proposed Savannah River Site plant. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board wants the federal nuclear weapons site's top contractor, Westinghouse Savannah River Co., to bolster its safety systems for the proposed ``Multi-Purpose Processing Facility.''

Nuclear disposal deal struck
U.S. negotiators have widened a path for proposed plutonium-processing plants at Savannah River Site. Vice President Al Gore signed an agreement Friday with Russia under which each nation would dispose of 55 tons of its surplus plutonium. To fulfill U.S. obligations, the Department of Energy plans to build three plants at SRS to treat plutonium and prepare it for disposal.

Transit will add bus route
AIKEN - Jimmy Reynolds rides the Best Friend Express every weekday to work. When his workday is done, Mr. Reynolds boards the bus again for the trip home to North Augusta.

Mother pleads guilty to bank robbery
An Augusta woman who robbed a local bank while her 3-year-old daughter waited for her on a nearby bench pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to bank robbery by force.

Condon errs in opinion on sex classes
COLUMBIA - A recent opinion issued by the attorney general about a federally approved sex education program in some South Carolina schools is ``poorly researched'' and riddled with inaccuracies, a spokesman for the state Department of Education said.

Across the area
MCDONOUGH - A jeweler from Hong Kong was robbed Thursday after he was shot while driving and then pulled over by gunmen on Interstate 75 south of Atlanta.

Police show sketch of teen wanted for questioning
AIKEN - Detectives investigating the slaying of 17-year-old Jessica Carpenter have released a sketch of a young man who was seen loitering at a store near the victim's home Aug. 4.

Teacher's hearing delayed
A hearing to determine whether bond should be revoked for a Westside High School teacher accused of three drug charges and interfering with the parental custody of a 16-year-old girl was continued Friday.

Schrenko criticizes reform plan

Fire official resigns from department

Shelter kills 30 animals

Schrenko criticizes reform plan
SAVANNAH - You know you're among friends when you get a standing ovation before you get up to speak.

County needs more funds to build tech school branch
Columbia County officials will have to wait at least another year to get a branch of Augusta Technical College in the Horizon South Industrial Park.

Man is released by judge
A Hephzibah man convicted of making death threats against his former neighbors was released on probation Thursday, but not before a Superior Court judge ordered him to take prescribed anti-psychotic drugs and stop writing inflammatory letters to government officials.

County needs more funds to build tech school branch

Nuclear disposal deal struck

Man invades Augusta home

Schools ease ID requirements
Only two Columbia County high schools will require students to wear photo identification badges during the new school year.

Across the area

Across the area

Jury report vindicates city

Across the area
A trial date for a man accused of killing an Augusta disc jockey was tentatively set Thursday at a unified appeals hearing in Burke County Superior Court.

USC Aiken takes a seat in top three

Jury report vindicates city
Augusta's contract with a company to operate the city's sewage treatment plants came out smelling like a rose in a Richmond County special grand jury interim report returned Thursday.

Falcons, Niners try to get good bounce

Dr. Melvin Bentley
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Dr. Melvin D. Bentley, 84, of Lake Bluff Drive, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Brentwood Terrace Health Center.

Mr. Jack Evans
ST. LOUIS - Mr. Jack L. Evans, 51, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000.

Mrs. Carolyn Stone
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Carolyn Mack Stone, 41, of East Broad Street, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Carolyn Stone
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Carolyn Mack Stone, 41, of East Broad Street, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Norman Gillyard Sr.
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mr. Norman Gillyard Sr., 89, of Gillyard Street, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at Roper Hospital, Charleston.

Mrs. Claudia Quinney
DALLAS - Mrs. Claudia Thigpen Quinney, 93, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000.

Mrs. Mamie Kent
ROCKY FORD, Ga. - Mrs. Mamie Frawley Kent, 96, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Statesboro.

Mrs. Erin Gay
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Erin Smith Gay, 87, of Cumberland Avenue, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at National Health Care.

Mr. Sam Tucker Jr.
AIKEN - Mr. Sam Tucker Jr., 87, of Kershaw Street, died Tuesday. Aug. 29, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Claude Turner Sr.
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. Claude Turner Sr., 61, of Elam Drive, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Louise Pitts
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mrs. Louise Taylor Pitts, 86, of Warrenton Health and Rehabilitation Center, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at her residence.

Sha'Caya Calloway
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Sha'Caya Kenyatta Calloway, infant daughter of Randy Cave and Latonya Calloway, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at Screven County Hospital.

Mrs. Katie Bobo
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Katie Sue Lewis Bobo, 77, of East Robert Toombs Avenue, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Glenn Saverance
Mr. Glenn E. Saverance, 76, of Evans, died Tuesday. Aug. 29, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Helen Johnson
OCONEE, Ga. - Mrs. Helen Lord Johnson, 84, of South Brown Street, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Oconee Health Care.

Mrs. Elizabeth Martin
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Elizabeth Anne Steele Martin, 44, of West Robert Toombs Avenue, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Miss Anna Sheehan
Miss Anna Carolyn Sheehan, 92, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Thelma Adams
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mrs. Thelma Adams, 88, of East Ogeechee Street, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at Syl-View Health Care Center.

Mrs. Wilhelmina Howle
AIKEN - Mrs. Wilhelmina ``Billie'' Howle, 81, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center.

Mr. Vernon Thompkins
CHICAGO - Mr. Vernon Thompkins died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Natalie Fields
Mrs. Natalie Hughs Fields, 86, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Hilsman Dewberry Sr.
Mr. Hilsman A. Dewberry Sr., 93, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Forrest Lake Health Care.

Mr. Perry Davis Sr.
UNADILLA, Ga. - Mr. Perry Kenneth Davis Sr., 50, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, in Perry.

Mrs. Mattie Usher
DECATUR, Ga. - Mrs. Mattie L. Usher, 88, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at Jennings Health Care Inc., Augusta.

Mr. James Taylor
Mr. James F. Taylor, 78, formerly of Hall Street, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Mr. George Stewart Sr.
GIRARD, Ga. - Mr. George E. Stewart Sr., 77, of Stoney Bluff Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Elizabeth Carpenter
AIKEN - Mrs. Elizabeth Quattlebaum Carpenter, 81, of Marlboro Street, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Thomas Sapp
SARDIS, Ga. - Mr. Thomas Albert ``T.A.'' Sapp, 58, of Bell Street, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Jack Johnson Jr.
Mr. Jack Johnson Jr., 39, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000.

Mr. Clyde Shaw
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mr. Clyde ``Don'' Shaw, 61, of Rickeson Road, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Roland Adams
Mr. Roland Ray ``Railroad'' Adams, 79, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Miriam Mauck
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Miriam ``Polly'' Rabun Mauck, 75, of Lee Street, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at National Health Care Center.

Mrs. Kate Haymond
Mrs. Kate Perdue Haymond died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000.

Mrs. Ora Williams
Mrs. Ora Mae Williams, 52, of Solomon Place, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Fronie Lord
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Fronie McCoy Lord, 62, of Lee Street, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Washington Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Melinda Spencer
ATLANTA - Mrs. Melinda Spencer, 89, of Marvin Lane, died Sunday. Aug, 27, 2000.

Mr. Robert Munroe Sr.
Mr. Robert S. ``Bob'' Munroe Sr., 71, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at his residence.

Ms. Irma Malcomb
Ms. Irma Malcomb, 67, of Preston Drive, died Wednesday, Aug. 30., 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. George Middleton
Mr. George Frank Middleton, 58, of Hillwood Circle, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Mattie Usher
DECATUR, Ga. - Mrs. Mattie L. Usher, 88, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at Jennings Health Care Inc., Augusta.

Mr. Alvin Bishop
Mr. Alvin Jerome ``A.J.'' Bishop, 64, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Jennings Burnett
AIKEN - Mr. Jennings Duncan ``J.D.'' Burnett, 74, of Henry Street, died Wednesday. Aug. 30, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Annie Hamilton
BOSTON - Mrs. Annie Pearl Johnson Hamilton, 68, of Hyde Park Avenue, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at Chilton House Nursing Home, Cambridge.

Mr. Edward Youn Jr.
Mr. Edward B. Youn Jr., 82, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Thelma Adams

Mr. Sam Tucker Jr.

Mrs. Miriam Mauck

Dr. Melvin Bentley

Mr. Clyde Shaw

Mr. Roland Adams

Miss Anna Sheehan

Mrs. Fronie Lord

Mrs. Kate Haymond

Mrs. Katie Bobo

Mrs. Annie Hamilton

Mrs. Mamie Kent

Mr. Perry Davis Sr.

Mr. Norman Gillyard Sr.

Ms. Irma Malcomb

Mrs. Helen Johnson

Mrs. Mattie Usher

Mrs. Louise Pitts

Mr. Vernon Thompkins

Mrs. Carolyn Stone

Mrs. Mattie Usher

Mrs. Melinda Spencer

Mrs. Claudia Quinney

Sha'Caya Calloway

Mr. Jack Evans

Mrs. Ora Williams

Mrs. Wilhelmina Howle

Mrs. Elizabeth Carpenter

Mr. Jack Johnson Jr.

Mr. George Middleton

Mr. Thomas Sapp

Mr. Alvin Bishop

Mrs. Erin Gay

Mrs. Elizabeth Martin

On the contrary, Christians do get it
In response to Mr. Clyde Howell's Aug. 16 letter, ``Christians just don't get it.'' Barbara Mohler, Augusta

Wants local teachers drug-tested
As a parent of a newly-graduated student of Westside High School, I was shocked and very disappointed to learn of the arrest of teacher Deborah Foley and her daughter, along with several others, on charges of possession and sale of drugs. Judy Crickenberger, Augusta

Cut foreign aid, bring troops home
It's time that we shut off the spigot funnelling tens of billions of U.S. taxpayers' dollars to benefit corrupt and dictatorial foreign governments. The original noble attempt was to feed and clothe the starving poor in countries like Haiti, North Korea, the many ``developing'' countries in Africa and even giant Russia. Al Kotras, Augusta

A feud Down Under
A tasteless comment by a rival from the Olympic host country has American long-jumpers Melvin Lister and Savante Stringfellow fuming.

Leadership initiative lauded
The CSRA Leadership Group is spotlighted each year when it goes to Washington to lobby lawmakers and federal officials on issues crucial to the Aiken-Augusta area, such as the Savannah River Site.

A global police force?
One doesn't have to be a charter member of the black-helicopter, anti-New World Order crowd to be troubled by a United Nations panel calling for more aggressive peacekeeping - make that peacemaking - missions.

Stray dog worries puppy owner
Regarding the stray animal problem that we must tolerate in Augusta: The matter has gotten out of hand and I would like to see some progress be Richmond County Animal Control to alleviate it. Madison McDonald, Hephzibah

Gore's wrong Rx
Last March President Clinton bailed out of his commitment to support the bipartisan Medicare Commission's recommendations to make prescription costs more affordable to the sick and elderly.

Sewer commissioner disillusioned
I resigned as a commissioner of the Clearwater Water and Sewer Commission on July 13. Within a few weeks, the secretary and chairman resigned. Rev. J. F. Rodgers, Clearwater

Proxy drug war
Few Americans can be pleased that President Clinton, besides spending billions in taxpayer money on frivolous goodwill jaunts oversees, with entourages reaching into the hundreds, just gave $1.3 billion to Colombia.

'Corporate giant' move helps airport
A recent Chronicle editorial asked what the Augusta Aviation Commission was smoking. George W. Porter, Augusta

Implement Charleston gun plan here
I read the interesting Aug. 28 article concerning the local gun buy-back program. Richmond County Sheriff Charles Webster said most of the guns were junk, even though they still could injure someone. Manuel I. Weisman, Augusta

Battered women story was necessary
What sells papers won out again. On Aug. 21 the big splash was on Tiger Woods' dominance in golf, and it covered most of The Chronicle's front page. Randall Klinger, Evans

County buses still crowded, unsafe
In an effort to save a dollar, the Columbia County school system began transporting middle school and high school students together on the bus. Priscilla Stringfellow, Evans

Chronicle neglects Silver Bluff
Zero. That's the amount of respect The Chronicle has shown the Silver Bluff football teams over the past 20 years. The coverage of Silver Bluff games is pathetic. Bill Morris, Augusta

Elect Owens to Richmond board
I am supporting education reform candidate Brad Owens to replace (outgoing incumbent) Mary Oglesby in south Augusta's 8th District Richmond County Board of Education race. Mr. Owens has good ideas on how to fix some of the problems that plague our public school system and I want to give him a chance. Clinton Chambers, Hephzibah

Airport debacle
Disappointing, disheartening. Those are among the discouraging words that describe the Augusta Aviation Commission's looney-tunes decision-making.

Some Christians still don't get it
At the risk of plagiarizing a previous letter, I'd like to repeat, ``some Christians don't get it.'' Gene L. Rickaby, Martinez

A plea to pet owners: Spay, neuter
This note is a plea to all people who own pets and those who will in the future to become responsible. Gina Graham, Augusta

Ethics and embryos
Pope John Paul II has condemned the cloning of humans and experimentation on human embryos. With the weight of his moral authority, and his influence in the Catholic Church, which has more than 1 billion members globally, the aging and frail pope made some of his most important pronouncements ever.

Wallace looking for victory at Darlington

Agassi loses to Clement

Overtime

Overtime

Lindland take place of Sieracki

Payton captain of U.S. hoops team

Mayfield wins Southern 500 pole

Frenchman upsets Agass in U.S. Open

Offense awakens in rout

Hingis ready for Williams sisters

Good time to take a break

FDA selects antibiotic for anthrax
WASHINGTON - If bioterrorists ever attack the United States with anthrax, the antibiotic Cipro will be the first line of defense for civilians who breathe the deadly bacteria, the government decided Thursday.

Study tracks pollution patterns
Augusta's air pollution tends to be at its worst when slow-moving winds blow from the southeast, according to preliminary findings from an experimental air monitoring study.

Study: Anti-smoking pill can help some of the most hard-core smokers quit
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) - The anti-smoking pill Zyban could help even some of the most hardcore smokers - those who can't stop, despite being sick with a debilitating lung disease, new research suggests.

Computer program allows hospital visits from home
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - When Jessie McCarthy was in the hospital for major surgery, she was in no condition to call her friends and family - in Curacao, the Netherlands and New York - to keep them updated on her condition.

Study tracks pollution patterns

Computer program allows hospital visits from home

Study: Anti-smoking pill can help some of the most hard-core smokers quit