Jackets clinch title

Braves Notebook

Talented Ford rivals GreenJackets' best

Braves retake NL East lead

Braves' bats cold

Nothing is as easy as it seems

Thermal Ceramics searches for viable products

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.

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

Business briefs

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

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.

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.

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.

Cost of living rises locally

Business briefs

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.

Clemson blanks The Citadel

Clemson notebook

Four area schools playing home games

Bulldogs maul Georgia Southern

Gamecocks end losing streak

Peterson would look good in red

S. Carolina notebook

Gore reinvents himself again

Feel sorry for victims, not killer

Watch him die

SAT - long way to go

Proxy drug war

Collaboration needed

County buses still crowded, unsafe

Gore's wrong Rx

Class sizes aren't lower

Elect Owens to Richmond board

MCG Health worker morale is down

Rips Universalist critics' intolerance

Urges pro-life candidates be elected

Leadership initiative lauded

Help clean up Greeneway litter

Cat adoption standards too steep

Implement Charleston gun plan here

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Barron shoots 65 at Air-Canada

Waite takes lead at Air Canada

Gamecocks defeat Bears

Aiken scores late to defeat Colquitt

Thomson overcomes rain, Jefferson County

Evans wins first meeting with Pack

Thurmond falls to Batesburg

Swainsboro 14, Statesboro 7

N. Augusta beats Midland Valley

Barnwell defeats Blackville

Laney crushes Josey 34-6

Lincoln County opens with win

Silver Bluff shuts out Georgians

South Aiken beats Cross Creek

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.''

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

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

No place like home

Birthday party need not include all parents

Lee seems to appear in photograph

Scooters coast back into favor

Sweet secrets

Arts calendar

Religion roundup

Prayers of Paul can help believers

Panel to explore link between science, religion

Comic doesn't joke about his film career

Faith digest

North Augusta to party with rides, games

Pray and play

Bigamy suspect arrested in Florida

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.

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.

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.

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.

Charity festival features India

Academy showcases song

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.

Schools ease ID requirements

Across the area

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.

Message combats stigma of epilepsy

City leaders debate flood prevention

Across the area

Man hit by train is killed

Nuclear disposal deal struck

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.

Board: Boost SRS safety plans

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.

USC Aiken takes a seat in top three

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.

Man pleads not guilty to assault

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

Pre-kindergarten funds create religion debate

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mother pleads guilty to bank robbery

Aiken County man killed by train

Teacher's hearing delayed

City prepares for annual craft fair

DOT explores bridge repair options

Augusta takes lessons from Chattanooga

Peterson would look good in red

Police, rain cool the crowds

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.

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.''

Schrenko criticizes reform plan

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Falcons eye fast start to new season

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rev. Ira Carey
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - The Rev. Ira John Carey, 79, of Church Street, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 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. Susan Butler
TIGNALL, Ga. - Mrs. Susan P. Butler, 52, of Jones Chapel Road, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at her residence.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Irene Brooks
Mrs. Irene Coleman brooks, 100, of University Drive, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 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.

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

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

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. Bennie Mason
GARDEN CITY, Ga. - Mr. Bennie G. Mason, 65, of Olmstead Street, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at his residence.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Carpenter

Mrs. Fronie Lord

Mr. David Birt

Mr. David Key

Mrs. Lucille Wright

Dr. Melvin Bentley

Russell Britt

Mr. Roland Adams

Mrs. Mamie Kent

Rev. Ira Carey

Mr. Jack Johnson Jr.

Mr. Robert Munroe Sr.

Mrs. Louise Pitts

Mr. Joseph Brassell Sr.

Mrs. Marjorie English

Mrs. Irene Brooks

Mr. Oscar Travis

Miss Mary Tompkins

Mr. Norman Gillyard Sr.

Mr. Bennie Mason

Mrs. Katie Bobo

Mr. John Ham

Mrs. Kate Haymond

Mr. Wiley Davis

Mrs. Antonia Gonzalez

Mrs. Susan Butler

Mrs. Mattie Usher

Mrs. Eleanor Covar

Miss Anna Sheehan

Mr. Lester Storey

Mrs. Virginia Chitty

Mr. Edward Woodruff Sr.

Mrs. Helen Johnson

Mr. Lester Mills

Mrs. Lucille Wright

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Hingis ready for Williams sisters

Sound off on sports letter

Overtime

Overtime

Forum for discussion has begun

Serena stays on course

Mayfield wins Southern 500 pole

Tying flies pairs function with art

Signs of autum in full bloom

Weekend welcomes dove season

Outdoors calendar

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