Logos prove valuable for recognition
Niren M. Vyas' children knew what McDonald's was before they knew how to read.

Briefcase
Online advertising may continue to grow, but consumer-oriented dot-com companies are feeling Wall Street's pinch on their stock prices and are cutting marketing expenses drastically.

Evans native opens new restaurant
Joe Mullins' various companies occupy 40 percent of a six-story building in San Diego, and he hopes to build similar diggs on his family's home place in Evans.

Exposure boosts golf companies' stocks
Tiger Woods' victory at Valhalla last month was great for Nike. No one has won three majors in the same year since Ben Hogan in 1953, and the photos of Mr. Woods' swoosh-logo ball cap are worth more than any ad campaign.

Augusta caterer shares recipe for small business
Vera Stewart knows what it takes to make it in business, and now the caterer is sharing her recipe for success with others in a 10-hour business seminar.

Cover story: Selling a city
SAVANNAH - Middle-age guests in shorts and brightly colored golf shirts check in to the luxury resort as a self-playing grand piano sends soft notes into the air.

Lingerie slips into big business
Underwear is everywhere. During the past decade, lingerie has gone from being known as the ``unmentionables'' to being a multibillion-dollar, in-your-face industry thanks to the likes of powerhouse retailers such as Victoria's Secret and Frederick's of Hollywood.

Brannen: Rules for termination interviews
Dismissing an employee is a most difficult and personal managerial task. It should be done for the right reasons and in the right way for moral, ethical and legal reasons.

Cline: City may never be tourist spot
Why would anyone want to visit Augusta? No, really. I'm not being facetious; I'm just trying to figure out what it will take to make Augusta the tourist destination that many community leaders want it to become.

Nuclear plant chief plays it cool
Business Editor Damon Cline sat down with Jeff Gasser, general manager of Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant, to discuss the facility, its role in the local economy and the state of affairs in the nuclear power industry.

Book helpful as computer database
It will help, when looking over this book, if you don't think of it as a book. Rather, think of it as a genetic crossing of a textbook and an encyclopedia - or a computer database, which is one of its key subjects.

Network puts faith in broadcasts
Still a bit groggy from his 6 a.m. start, 22-year-old Nathan Diaz cued up the next number, a contemporary piece about giving praise to God. He said a few words in Spanish and started the recording.

Area arts groups lobby for home for performances
While tourism groups are extolling the virtues of a convention center, arts groups say that what the city really needs - and has for years - is a performing arts center.

Manager touts Vogtle's reliability
Jeff Gasser at times seems incapable of talking about Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant without mentioning the words ``safe'' and ``reliable.''

Brauer: Holiday honor workers worldwide
The first Monday of September is Labor Day. Today, regrettably, it means scarcely more than a day off, the beginning of election season in earnest, and the end of summer.

GreenJackets flourish with stellar staff

Boulanger successful as 'teacher'

Talented Ford rivals GreenJackets' best

Braves notebook

Braves retake NL East lead

Boulanger successful as 'teacher'

Braves fall to Astros, keep division lead

Glaser still has his stuff for Jackets

GreenJackets flourish with stellar staff

Nothing is as easy as it seems

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.

Cline: City may never be tourist spot

On the move

Book helpful as computer database

Evans native opens new restaurant

Thermal Ceramics searches for viable products

Area arts groups lobby for home for performances

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

Nuclear plant chief plays it cool

Exposure boosts golf companies' stocks

Brannen: Rules for termination interviews

Logos prove valuable for recognition

Network puts faith in broadcasts

Augusta caterer shares recipe for small business

Business briefs

Pocket change

Manager touts Vogtle's reliability

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.

Cover story: Selling a city

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

Brauer: Holiday honor workers worldwide

Lingerie slips into big business

Briefcase

Peterson would look good in red

Clemson notebook

Gamecocks end losing streak

Gamecocks become a 'team'

S. Carolina notebook

Bulldogs maul Georgia Southern

Clemson blanks The Citadel

MCG Health worker morale is down

Workers, take a bow

On `Going postal'

Solution is to take the bus to school

Help clean up Greeneway litter

Jesus preached hate, hurt, slavery

Feel sorry for victims, not killer

Watch him die

Cow milk not good for human health

Gore reinvents himself again

Cat adoption standards too steep

Class sizes aren't lower

Collaboration needed

Condon stirs the pot

Urges pro-life candidates be elected

Applauds student-led prayer

Rips Universalist critics' intolerance

U.N. out of U.S.

SAT - long way to go

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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?

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.

Waite takes lead at Air Canada

Sabbatini wins Air Canada

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

Woman injured in home invasion
A home invasion Sunday night at a downtown Augusta apartment complex sent an elderly woman to the hospital. Elsie Laney, 92, was taken to University Hospital after an intruder attacked her at her Richmond Summit apartment on the 700 block of Broad Street. The man, described by authorities as thin and clean shaven, followed Ms. Laney up the elevator and into her floor apartment. Full story --The Augusta Chronicle

Birthday party need not include all parents

North Augusta to party with rides, games

Sweet secrets

Comic doesn't joke about his film career

Lee seems to appear in photograph

Scooters coast back into favor

Arts calendar

No place like home

This week in Georgia

Rash of problems plagues boys home
The recent arrest of a counselor at Winners Circle Group Home on charges of having sex with one of the troubled boys and buying him pornography is not the first alleged wrongdoing at the Aiken home.

Holiday closings
The following schedules have been announced for Labor Day weekend:

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.

Hispanic growth on rise

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.

This week in Georgia
Brunswick Indoor Recreation Group will hold National Family Bowling Day to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Children 12 and younger can bowl free on Labor Day. Donations for MDA will be accepted at all Brunswick family bowling and recreation centers.

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

Woman injured in home invasion

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.

Rash of problems plagues boys home

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.

Across the area

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.

Union donates to fairgrounds

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.

Woman injured in home invasion
A home invasion Sunday night at a downtown Augusta apartment complex sent an elderly woman to the hospital.

Man hit by train is killed

Hispanic growth on rise
At La Casa Latina, Enrique Mandonado sells the staples of any Hispanic food store. The shelves display rows of imported canned goods; bins hold dried chilies and fresh plantains.

City leaders debate flood prevention

Union donates to fairgrounds
AIKEN - When the Aiken County Jaycees decided to enlarge the fairgrounds on U.S. Highway 1 outside Aiken, they called on members of Local 470 of the International Union of Operating Engineers to do the job.

Augusta takes lessons from Chattanooga

Detective seeks to change lives

This week in South Carolina

Falcons feel like winners again

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.

Peterson would look good in red

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.

Message combats stigma of epilepsy

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.

Officials relocate in state

Across the area

Woman injured in home invasion

City prepares for annual craft fair

This week in South Carolina
Riverview Park will send this year's Labor Day off with a bang at Rest Fest 2000, from 3 to 10 p.m. Regional bands will perform from 3 to 7:30 p.m., including local crowd pleasers Cheyenne, Shiloh and Country Kickers. Headliner Rascal Flatts will take the stage at 7:30 p.m., with a grand finale fireworks display to wrap up the event. Admission to the festival is free.

DOT explores bridge repair options

Officials relocate in state
MACON - In the same way as thousands of other commuters making the daily trek from suburban Kennesaw to downtown Atlanta, Shirley Camp used to get up early, allowing plenty of time for the inevitable traffic tie-ups that routinely snarl a region that has ballooned to nearly 3.9 million people.

Academy showcases song

Detective seeks to change lives
AIKEN - With four children and a consuming job as a police detective, it seems Keith Glover wouldn't have much extra time in his day.

Aiken County man killed by train

Charity festival features India

Across the area
DACULA - A CSX train bound for North Carolina from New Orleans derailed Sunday morning, spilling up to 200,000 gallons of hazardous chemicals, authorities said.

Falcons eye fast start to new season

Falcons kick off season with win

Falcons top 49ers

Falcons feel like winners again

Lackluster offense hurts Panthers

Falcons notebook

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Gladys Hardeman
CLEARWATER - Mrs. Gladys Durden Hardeman, 81, of Windsor Drive, 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. Edward Woodruff Sr.
GROVETOWN - Mr. Edward L. ``Eddie'' Woodruff Sr., 72, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Antonia Gonzalez

Miss Mary Tompkins

Mr. Lester Storey

Mrs. Lucille Wright

Mr. Lester Mills

Mr. Wiley Davis

Mr. David Key

Mrs. Susan Butler

Mr. Oscar Travis

Mrs. Lucille Wright

Mr. Robert Munroe Sr.

Mr. Edward Woodruff Sr.

Russell Britt

Mrs. Marjorie English

Mrs. Eleanor Covar

Rev. Ira Carey

Mrs. Virginia Chitty

Mrs. Irene Brooks

Mr. Bennie Mason

Mrs. Eleanor Covar

Mr. Wiley Davis

Mrs. Irene Brooks

Mr. Joseph Brassell Sr.

Mrs. Gladys Hardeman

Mr. David Birt

Mrs. Virginia Chitty

Mrs. Lucille Wright

Mrs. Marjorie English

Mr. Edward Woodruff Sr.

Mr. Joseph Brassell Sr.

Russell Britt

Mr. John Ham

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.

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

Jesus preached hate, hurt, slavery
Regarding Clyde Howell's Aug. 16 letter, ``Some Christians just don't get it,'' he writes that Jesus never preached it was OK to hate or bring harm to others. Michael Ledo, Windsor

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

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

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

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

U.N. out of U.S.
This is to agree with the Aug. 23 letter to the editor of Mildred W. McNair. I would take her thinking one step further. I would like to see the United Nations out of the United States. When World War III breaks out, we won't have the time to get prepared as we did to fight World War II.Earl E. Bunch, Augusta

School schedules prove disruptive
When Columbia County sent home notes to parent's, polling views on changing the school times, I was mildly worried. Now? I'm more than just mildly worried. I'm frantic. Melissa Sleeth, Martinez

Applauds student-led prayer
Regarding student led prayer by Kimi Boozer as Batesburg-Leesville kicks off the season to a godly start, I'm not a football fan and couldn't tell you who's doing what to whom when they're doing whatever they're supposed to be doing. Danny Himsey, Aiken

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

Higher taxes bail out developers
Columbia Countians: Did you get your letter? Your taxes just went up about $42 a year. If you got your notice, you now know that you are going to build retention ponds and other flood control projects to dampen criticism of the local builders who put up buildings in flood plain zones.Dan Graham, Martinez

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.

Cow milk not good for human health
So, the milk industry has chosen the ``Survivors'' as poster children for their ``milk mustache'' ads. What these folks need to know is that consumption of milk is not very conducive to long-term survival. Allen Causey, 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

Solution is to take the bus to school
I read with interest Christine Robinson's Aug. 28 letter concerning her experience with the traffic at the Lakeside School complex. Cliff Keesee, Martinez

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

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.

Workers, take a bow
As the most productive nation in the world, Americans have plenty to celebrate this Labor Day.

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.

Clinton redefines the word, `ethical'
Well, the chief prevaricator is at it again. The one who is still searching for a legacy although one has found him (the blue dress), Mr. Shameless himself, is redefining another word. Tim Altmix, Evans

On `Going postal'
Wonder why the price of first-class stamps keep going up? One reason could be because of pointless, public relations studies that the U.S. Postal Service commissions to spruce up its image.

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

Condon stirs the pot
South Carolina Attorney General Charlie Condon has held that a federal sex education program being taught in some school districts (not Aiken's) is breaks state law because it stresses condoms instead of abstinence.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Serena stays on course

Sound off on sports letter

Labonte wins Southern 500

Overtime

Overtime

Norman survives thriller at U.S. Open

Forum for discussion has begun

Tying flies pairs function with art

Weekend welcomes dove season

Signs of autum in full bloom

Outdoors calendar

Futuristic phone re-enters picture
NEW YORK - The picture phone is coming. Again. It's been decades since AT&T wowed the crowds at the 1964 World's Fair with the promise of a new telephone that would let people see one another when they made a call.

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.

Futuristic phone re-enters picture