Talented Ford rivals GreenJackets' best

Braves' bats cold

Jackets clinch title

Braves Notebook

Braves retake NL East lead

Nothing is as easy as it seems

Business briefs

On the move
Elizabeth E. Attias has been elected a vice president of Wachovia Bank in Columbia.

Gas prices this week

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.

Thermal Ceramics searches for viable products

Pocket change
DIVERSITY AT WORK: U.S. companies continue to focus on increasing the diversity of their work force, according to a survey by the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. Seventy-six percent of recruiting executives queried said they expect to hire a greater number of minority MBA graduates in 2001 than they've done this year.

Thermal Ceramics searches for viable products
After more than 70 years of making furnace bricks, Augusta's Thermal Ceramics is excited to be doing new things.

Business briefs

Business briefs
Prudential Beazley Real Estate has been awarded top office recognition for the Southern region by Prudential corporate offices.

Cost of living rises locally

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

On the move

Pocket change

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.

Bulldogs maul Georgia Southern

Four area schools playing home games

Clemson blanks The Citadel

Gamecocks end losing streak

Clemson notebook

Peterson would look good in red

S. Carolina notebook

Rips Universalist critics' intolerance

SAT - long way to go

Watch him die

MCG Health worker morale is down

Cat adoption standards too steep

Class sizes aren't lower

Urges pro-life candidates be elected

Gore's wrong Rx

Gore reinvents himself again

Collaboration needed

Feel sorry for victims, not killer

Help clean up Greeneway litter

Proxy drug war

Elect Owens to Richmond board

Implement Charleston gun plan here

Leadership initiative lauded

County buses still crowded, unsafe

Lee seems to appear in photograph
Does the ghost of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee haunt a small battlefield near Aiken where outnumbered South Carolinians turned back a Union invasion during the waning days of the Civil War?

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.

Sea breezes, tourists power Maine's windjammers
ABOARD THE ISAAC H. EVANS - This 65-foot schooner, packed with tourists turned sailors, was dwarfed by many of the tall ships in the flotilla that sailed into Maine's Portland Harbor on the final stop of OpSail 2000.

Birthday party need not include all parents
Dear Carson: My daughter wants to have a party at a petting zoo for her fifth birthday. Admission is $10 each, and she wants to invite 25 classmates, for a total of $250. - Overwhelmed

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.

No place like home
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Nestled deep in the garden of Oral Oaks Plantation sits a magical little house where make-believe and fairy tales make perfect sense.

Sweet secrets
PETER ISLAND, British Virgin Islands - The British Virgin Islands bill themselves as ''Nature's Little Secrets.''

Augustan goes with the flow
For Richard Fox, life on the river is as good as it gets. Clinging to the banks of the Savannah River, his terraced home in the Water's Edge development offers cool breezes and an ever-changing picture outside its many windows. The river - framed by windows in bedrooms, a breakfast nook and a glass-walled sunroom - adds a flavor to the home that's consciously echoed in nautical decor, the warm blues and greens of sun-warmed water and the rosy hues of the sunrise glinting off the surface.

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.

Comic doesn't joke about his film career
Spinoffs from movies are a common occurrence. A legion of TV shows, video games, talking plastic toys and even the occasional Broadway musical have all begun life as a motion picture.

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

Arts calendar
After 55 years, the Augusta Players have hired an artistic director to oversee the company's productions. In an era where staging a play, particularly the musicals that make up the bulk of the organization's productions this year, has become so expensive, the Player's board felt the time was right to put someone in the driver's seat.

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.

North Augusta to party with rides, games
RestFest, North Augusta's traditional Labor Day festival, will serve up rides, refreshments, games, fireworks and music at Riverview Park from 3 to 10 p.m. Monday. Music will be performed by Rascal Flatts and local acts Cheyenne, Shiloh and Country Kickers appear.

Scooters coast back into favor
The scooter is back in style, with enthusiasts clamoring for two-wheeled transportation. And this isn't your father's bright red, squared-off scooter with chunky tires.

Waite takes lead at Air Canada

Barron shoots 65 at Air-Canada

N. Augusta beats Midland Valley

Laney crushes Josey 34-6

Lincoln County opens with win

Evans wins first meeting with Pack

Barnwell defeats Blackville

Silver Bluff shuts out Georgians

Aiken scores late to defeat Colquitt

Thomson overcomes rain, Jefferson County

South Aiken beats Cross Creek

Thurmond falls to Batesburg

Swainsboro 14, Statesboro 7

Gamecocks defeat Bears

War Horses power past Blackville

Nothing is as easy as it seems
Seventy-five years ago, President Calvin Coolidge reminded an attentive audience that the ``business of America is business.''

Aiken County man killed by train
WARRENVILLE - An Aiken County man was struck and killed by a train Saturday after leaving a nearby nightclub, the second such death at the Pleasure Island railroad crossing in five months involving a bar patron, authorities said. Grady Ryals, 41, of Pelzer Street, Langley, was hit at about 5 a.m., Aiken County Coroner Sue Townsend said. He was taken by ambulance to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:29 a.m. 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

Religion roundup

Scooters coast back into favor

Panel to explore link between science, religion

Birthday party need not include all parents

Pray and play

Arts calendar

Lee seems to appear in photograph

Sweet secrets

North Augusta to party with rides, games

No place like home

Comic doesn't joke about his film career

Board: Boost SRS safety plans

Schools ease ID requirements

USC Aiken takes a seat in top three

Across the area

Message combats stigma of epilepsy

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

Across the area
The Thurmond Dam visitors center in Clarks Hill, S.C., will be under renovation for up to four months, beginning after the Labor Day holiday.

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

DOT explores bridge repair options

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.

Charity festival features India

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

Charity festival features India
Priya Gulati, a 12-year-old budding entrepreneur, sat at a brightly colored table to sell her handmade earrings patterned after popular styles in India. Taped to the table was an article explaining the cultural significance of Indian jewelry.

Augusta takes lessons from Chattanooga

DOT explores bridge repair options
More than 18 months after a transfer truck carrying a piece of heavy equipment struck the Little River Bridge, Georgia Department of Transportation workers finally will begin repairing the structure later this year.

City prepares for annual craft fair

Teacher's hearing delayed

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.

Academy showcases song
TRENTON, S.C. - Annette Jones can belt the blues, and her rich voice rang out over the playing fields of Bettis Academy on Saturday at the annual Bettis Blues Fest.

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.

Man hit by train is killed
WARRENVILLE - An Aiken County man was struck and killed by a train Saturday after leaving a nearby nightclub, the second death at the Pleasure Island railroad crossing in five months involving a bar patron, authorities said.

Nuclear disposal deal struck

Bigamy suspect arrested in Florida

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.

Aiken County man killed by train

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.

Across the area

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.

Academy showcases song

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.''

Augusta takes lessons from Chattanooga
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - One of the first billboards on Interstate 75 as it winds through the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and down into the valley of this erstwhile railroad hub touts not Little Debbie snack cakes or locomotives, but air service to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

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.

Jackson native drowns
What began as a Labor Day weekend getaway Saturday morning at Thurmond Lake ended in the drowning of a 36-year-old man from Jackson, S.C.

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.

City leaders debate flood prevention
The movers and shakers of Augusta are talking about flooding. Commissioners speak of the costs incurred by their constituents.

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.

Message combats stigma of epilepsy
Tony Coelho had to overcome terrible prejudice and ignorance about his epilepsy to enter Congress and fight for the disabled.

Man pleads not guilty to assault

Police, rain cool the crowds

Schrenko criticizes reform plan

City prepares for annual craft fair
AIKEN - Exhibitors from as far away as Texas are preparing to set up shop in Aiken for one of the Southeast's largest juried craft shows.

Pre-kindergarten funds create religion debate

Man hit by train is killed

City leaders debate flood prevention

Mother pleads guilty to bank robbery

Peterson would look good in red

Falcons eye fast start to new season

Mr. David Birt
TRENTON, S.C. - Mr. David Otis Birt, 71, of Mount Zion Road, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mrs. Antonia Gonzalez
Mrs. Antonia Gonzalez, 70, of Martinez, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

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

Mrs. Irene Brooks
Mrs. Irene Coleman brooks, 100, of University Drive, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

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. Gladys Hardeman
CLEARWATER - Mrs. Gladys Durden Hardeman, 81, of Windsor Drive, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mr. Oscar Travis
Mr. Oscar Travis, of Hephzibah, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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.

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

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

Mrs. Lucille Wright
Mrs. Lucille K. Wright, 70, of Rosier Road, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at her residence.

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

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

Mr. Edward Woodruff Sr.
GROVETOWN - Mr. Edward L. ``Eddie'' Woodruff Sr., 72, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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

Mr. Joseph Brassell Sr.
Mr. Joseph R. Brassell Sr., 68, of Almon Drive, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2000, at his residence.

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

Mr. David Key
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Mr. David Wilson Key died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at Brooklyn Hospital.

Mr. Lester Mills
SPARTA, Ga. - Mr. Lester Mills, 83, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Lucille Wright
Mrs. Lucille K. Wright, 70, of Rosier Road, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at her residence.

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

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

Mrs. Marjorie English
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Marjorie Polk English, 82, of Murrah Road, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Eleanor Covar
Mrs. Eleanor Boatwright Covar, 84, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Lester Storey
RIDGE SPRING, S.C. - Mr. Lester Robert Storey, 75, of Route 3, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000.

Mr. Wiley Davis
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Wiley E. ``Dub'' Davis, 85, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Virginia Chitty
HARLEM - Mrs. Virginia Hamilton Chitty, 58, of Louisville Street, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

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

Mr. Wiley Davis
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Wiley E. ``Dub'' Davis, 85, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mr. John Ham
BEECH ISLAND - Mr. John Marion Ham, 71, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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

Miss Mary Tompkins
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. - Miss Mary Joyce Tompkins, 68, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at Washington Medical Center.

Russell Britt
AIKEN - Russell J. Scott Britt, infant son of Linsey Michelle Britt, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000.

Mrs. Susan Butler
TIGNALL, Ga. - Mrs. Susan P. Butler, 52, of Jones Chapel Road, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Bennie Mason
GARDEN CITY, Ga. - Mr. Bennie G. Mason, 65, of Olmstead Street, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 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.

Rev. Ira Carey
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - The Rev. Ira John Carey, 79, of Church Street, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000.

Mrs. Elizabeth Carpenter

Mrs. Katie Bobo

Mr. Edward Woodruff Sr.

Mr. Lester Mills

Mr. David Key

Mr. David Birt

Mrs. Eleanor Covar

Mr. Robert Munroe Sr.

Russell Britt

Mr. Joseph Brassell Sr.

Dr. Melvin Bentley

Mrs. Irene Brooks

Mrs. Louise Pitts

Miss Mary Tompkins

Mrs. Mattie Usher

Mr. Oscar Travis

Mrs. Lucille Wright

Mr. Lester Storey

Mrs. Marjorie English

Mr. John Ham

Mrs. Mamie Kent

Mrs. Virginia Chitty

Mr. Roland Adams

Mr. Wiley Davis

Mr. Jack Johnson Jr.

Mrs. Helen Johnson

Mr. Bennie Mason

Mr. Norman Gillyard Sr.

Miss Anna Sheehan

Mrs. Antonia Gonzalez

Mrs. Kate Haymond

Mrs. Lucille Wright

Rev. Ira Carey

Mrs. Susan Butler

Mrs. Fronie Lord

Kent: Adams came and saw, but didn't conquer
``I DIDN'T HAVE to come to Augusta,'' University of Georgia President Mike Adams told the Chronicle editorial board last Tuesday. But it's best that he did.

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

McKinney Ga. flag stance offends
The Aug. 28 Chronicle story about U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., not having the state flag at her office offends me. She and other elected officials who do not want the Georgia state flag at their office is tragic. Brian Green, Thomson

MCG Health worker morale is down
I read the Aug. 18 article, ``Pay glitch hits MCG Health,'' with utter dismay and extreme disbelief. Beverly Winters, Hephzibah

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

Cat adoption standards too steep
I read the Aug. 27 story about the Columbia County Humane Society and thought you might find my experience interesting. Linda Y. Evans, Evans

Class sizes aren't lower
In case you haven't done the math, Gov. Roy Barnes' attempt at lowering class size in grades K-3 is a joke. Arlene Candy, Augusta

Finds Bush, Gore leadership wanting
Not since the era of John F. Kennedy have men floated to the surface like the two candidates that are currently sloshing about in that infamous cesspool of corruption and depravity called politics. Walter Huckeba, Keysville

Grand jury musings
In the case of the special Richmond County grand jury versus government mismanagement and corruption, the first chapter has been written.

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

Watch him die
I don't feel sorry for Alexander Williams. The death row inmate should die for his actions. I would love to witness his execution. Frank Speering, Evans

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.

Gore reinvents himself again
Chameleon like, Albert Gore has reinvented himself again. He is now the kinder, gentler Gore. But he still has the same tired Marxist-Leninist message: Class envy, greed and hate.

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.

Urges pro-life candidates be elected
It's essential we elect pro-life candidates. Judging from Al Gore's support, it is evident that a large number of Americans do not view life as sacred. Bob Hust, Evans

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

Vote yes on sales tax
Please vote yes, Sept. 19, for the 1-cent special purposes local option sales tax. Fran Stewart, Augusta

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.

Feds' school priorities all wrong
Regarding the Aug. 23 Chronicle story about the new technology (Powerpoint, digital cameras and computers) in Edgefield County: It was a real shocker. Marilyn Montgomery, Aiken

Kent: Adams came and saw, but didn't conquer
``I DIDN'T HAVE to come to Augusta,'' University of Georgia President Mike Adams told the Chronicle editorial board last Tuesday. But it's best that he did.

Feel sorry for victims, not killer
I am so sick of hearing that Alexander Williams should not be put to death; that the chair is cruel and inhumane. What this sick person did to that girl, Aleta Bunch, is not cruel, not inhumane? Renee Ariss, Beech Island

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

Aid Americans, not terrorists
As far back as I can remember, Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasir Arafat has been a terrorist. He has had planes, trains and automobiles blown up and everything in between. Billy Bedgood, Martinez

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

Collaboration needed
University of Georgia President Michael Adams came to town last week to assure Augustans that he has no intention of making a play to take over the Medical College of Georgia.

SAT - long way to go
There's no whitewashing the fact that Georgia last week scored a dismal 50th out of 49 states and the District of Columbia on its average student Scholastic Achievement Test scores. South Carolina ranks last in 51st place.

Rips Universalist critics' intolerance
I'm a recently transplanted Midwesterner who wonders why I didn't come here sooner. The South is calmer, friendlier and more beautiful. Pixie Keating, Aiken

Help clean up Greeneway litter
Thanks for the very informative and interesting ``North Augusta Neighbors'' addition to Thursday's Chronicle. William E. Adams, North Augusta

Hingis ready for Williams sisters

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Overtime

Forum for discussion has begun

Serena stays on course

Sound off on sports letter

Mayfield wins Southern 500 pole

Signs of autum in full bloom

Weekend welcomes dove season

Outdoors calendar

Tying flies pairs function with art

Cornhusker game televised on the Web
OMAHA, Neb. -- It wasn't on television, but dozens of die-hard University of Nebraska football fans still got their Cornhusker fix Saturday -- they turned to the Internet to watch their team pound San Jose State.

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.

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