Season ends for GreenJackets

Best team debate lingers in club's mind

GreenJackets notebook

Braves dump Expos

Braves notebook

Braves notebook

Best team debate lingers in club's mind

Almanac offers wife good advice

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Technology stocks dropped sharply Friday, carrying the rest of the market lower.

Pocket change

Headquarters of bank will change location
People's Community Bank expects to begin construction on a 10,000-square-foot banking center in Aiken on Monday.

Tech jobs suit area

Business briefs

Economy sees slight slowdown
ATLANTA - Repeated increases in interest rates by the Federal Reserve are having the intended effect in Georgia of slightly slowing the economy to a pace that won't trigger inflation, according to a recent report.

Lines of communication
Sometime in the first quarter of next year, Alltel Corp. plans to offer local telephone service to residential customers to compete with incumbent provider BellSouth Corp.

Tech jobs suit area
An Atlanta entrepreneur who brought more than 150 Internet-related jobs to the tiny town of Gordon, Ga., told local officials Friday that rural Georgia is ripe for high-tech job development.

Pocket change
After an e-mail address, there may not be a better way for parents and college-bound students to stay connected than Polaroid's PhotoMax 640 SE Digital Camera. A steal at $99.95, this is a computer accessory that's useful for sending photos via e-mail.

Weekly gas price check
Here is a list of local unleaded gasoline prices in the Augusta area.

Weigh your options before deciding on a living trust
Living trusts are often touted as must-have documents, but they're not for everybody.

Weigh your options before deciding on a living trust

On the move
Margie Shade has been promoted to assistant vice president for the Fort Gordon branch of First Union National Bank.

Lines of communication

Weekly gas price check

Economy sees slight slowdown

Clemson rolls over Missouri

Clemson notebook

South Carolina State 42, Savannah State 26

Georgia ready for game

Georgia Tech notebook

College football notebook

A season cut short

Georgia caught by surprise

Florida State tops Georgia Tech

Eagles dominate Golden Bulls

Rivals get set for football game

Gamecocks gain confidence

South Carolina notebook

Indiana players rally around Knight again

Finally, 'easy reading'

Oppose property tax hike

Cartoonist calloused toward school

Mayor Rivera?

Look to G.W. Bush for leadership

Tax burden hurts working class

Neck-and-neck polls

Presidential pickings are debatable

Firefighters doing legitimate work

ACLU protects the press, too

The wrong place

Why abstain?

Jewish media promotes Gore-Lieberman

Group stirs controversy among Jews
Without even trying, David Brickner makes people mad everywhere he goes.

Arts calendar 2000-2001
The Augusta area is home to no fewer than five active theater troupes, giving the discerning theatergoer a variety of choices in the coming year. Each group seems to have found its own voice over the past couple of seasons, and, as a result, Augusta can offer shows to fill every stage need.

Faith digest
Comedy performance

It's Europe with a backpack, a rail pass
LONDON - Atlantans Elona and Mark Holdhusen, both 23, didn't want a traditional honeymoon.

Cross beautiful in its glory
What can we say about the cross?

Dogs need to always be kept on leashes
Dear Carson: When walking a dog in the neighborhood, should you use a leash? Is it a breach of etiquette to allow your pets to run loose in the neighborhood? - Leashed/Not Loose

The message in the music
Copies of Entertainment Weekly lie on a table in the Broad Street office of criminal attorney Luther McDaniel.

Enjoying lofty view of Augusta
``Definitely eclectic,'' is how Tannahill Glen describes her style. Ms. Glen's loft at the corner of Ellis and Eighth streets in downtown Augusta has a funky feel.

Aviation 'mistake' turned pilot into hero
Douglas Corrigan always dreamed of owning an airplane and flying across the Atlantic Ocean.

Arts calendar
A listing of upcoming arts events in the area.

Woods, Waite on top of crowded Canadian Open

A real rush for Tiger

Greenbrier tops Westside

Bamberg over Williston

Silver Bluff rolls over South Aiken

Hephzibah loses to West Laurens

Turnovers costly in Thurmond loss

Wildcats shut out Bulldogs

Lakeside 21, North Augusta 20

High school football rondup

Aiken easily takes care of Mustangs

Evans 28, Riverdale 6

Washington-Wilkes beats Thomson

Almanac offers wife good advice
I am seated in my chair, cheerfully calling into the kitchen and revealing discoveries to the woman of the house.

Home invasion, assault suspect arrested
Police arrested a 17-year-old Hephzibah teen early Friday morning who is accused of robbing and raping his 73-year-old neighbor.

Water boil advisory ends
South Richmond County residents affected by a water line break that occurred Wednesday on Plantation Road no longer need to boil their water prior to drinking or cooking.

Faith digest

Group stirs controversy among Jews

Aviation 'mistake' turned pilot into hero

It's Europe with a backpack, a rail pass

Arts calendar

Dogs need to always be kept on leashes

The message in the music

State will assume juvenile judge costs
ATLANTA - Seventeen years after the General Assembly passed legislation requiring the state to pay the salaries of Georgia's juvenile court judges, lawmakers have seen fit to put up the money.

Old Fords shine at auto show

Police chief rescues buried newborn
After a newborn baby was buried alive for hours near a dump in his rural South Carolina town, the Fairfax police chief expected to find a small corpse.

Bias complaint breaks silence
ATHENS, Ga. - A University of Georgia sorority member who lodged a race-bias complaint against her own group surprised not only her sisters: She surprised many attorneys, school officials and national Greek leaders who have rarely, if ever, seen a member break ranks and voice a constitutionally based complaint.

Hopefuls put focus on taxes

INS detains stowaways in Savannah
SAVANNAH - Four male stowaways from the Dominican Republic tried to elude Immigration and Naturalization Service officers Thursday by jumping from the ship into the Savannah River.

Youth crimes trouble county
It's not easy for Arron Boedecker to say what he was thinking on that fateful Saturday when he and a friend terrorized motorists and brought their own childhoods crashing to a halt.

Correction
A story in Friday's Applause! section of The Augusta Chronicle should have said admission costs $1 for the Friends of the Augusta Symphony's Musical Petting Zoo Sunday at Pendleton King Park.

Alertness is great defense

Appeal reviews advised
U.S. District Chief Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr. suggested Friday that the Georgia attorney general's office reconsider its argument in a death row inmate's appeal.

Appeal reviews advised

Teacher faces more accusers
A Columbia County piano teacher arrested Thursday showed some of his young pupils pornographic materials and offered them money to help him sell adult-oriented magazines, according to police reports.

A season cut short

Tool combats drunken driving
When a patrol officer pulls you over and shines a flashlight in the car window, it may be more than a helpful gesture.

Old Fords shine at auto show
Memories of another period were parked in the Augusta Museum of History's courtyard Saturday. Model T's and a Packard served as reminders of the beginnings of American automobile production.

Across the area
A Hephzibah teen accused of robbing and raping his 73-year-old neighbor was arrested early Friday morning.

Hopefuls put focus on taxes
AIKEN - A referendum on the special purpose local option sales tax is likely to become an issue in the only two contested races for Aiken County Council.

Troops give their leader big send-off
Fort Gordon soldiers lost an advocate Friday. Before a crowd of about 200 people in the Army base's Alexander Hall, Command Sgt. Maj. John H. Holden Jr. retired after 30 years in the military, the last four served at Fort Gordon.

Charlotte shows off for locals
Last week, city officials and neighborhood representatives traveled 3 1/2 hours by bus to Charlotte, N.C., to glimpse some of the amenities they say Augusta one day could have.

GOP votes to block sales levy
The Richmond County Republican Party's executive committee voted Saturday to oppose both the 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax renewal and the general obligation bond measures that will be on the Sept. 19 ballot.

Aiken crafts successful festival

Parade planned by Klan
BURNETTOWN - The Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan intend to rally at the Burnettown Town Hall in Horse Creek Valley next week.

Across the area

Correction

INS detains stowaways in Savannah

Study will weigh drugs' effect on birth
Jo Ann Burns had more than the usual anxieties of a first-time mother: She worried she might have to choose between her unborn child and controlling her seizures.

Police chief rescues buried newborn

Troops prepare for European tour
About 70 soldiers will leave Fort Gordon on Tuesday for a lengthy deployment in Bosnia and Hungary.

Study will weigh drugs' effect on birth

Judge gives teen life in prison
AIKEN - A judge sentenced 18-year-old James Vang to life behind bars Friday for his participation in the killing of an Aiken pawnshop owner.

Pole's role in wreck examined
Federal officials are investigating whether a utility pole involved in a plane crash last month that killed three people, including former state Sen. Thomas Allgood Sr., was too high, a Georgia Power Co. spokesman confirmed Friday.

Aiken makes good at festival
AIKEN - The 24th annual Aiken's Makin' festival began its two-day run Friday as the sky cleared for the first time in more than a week.

Across the area
Paine College officially will kick off its fall school year during a ceremony scheduled for next week. A convocation program will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel. President Shirley A.R. Lewis will deliver the keynote address. For more information, call (706) 821-8323.

Aiken makes good at festival

Alertness is great defense
Crime statistics might be dropping in Richmond County, but crime hasn't gone away.

Teacher faces more accusers

Aiken crafts successful festival
Member of sponsoring group estimates 30,000 to 40,000 attended two-day event in its 24th year

Troops prepare for European tour

GOP votes to block sales levy

Parade planned by Klan

State will assume juvenile judge costs

Judge gives teen life in prison

Youth crimes trouble county

Tool combats drunken driving

Across the area

Pole's role in wreck examined

Charlotte shows off for locals

Home invasion, assault suspect arrested

Beating kills fort sergeant
A young Army sergeant, found assaulted and unconscious in her west Augusta home Tuesday, died Saturday morning.

Water boil advisory ends

Beating kills fort sergeant

George Seifert returns to a very different San Francisco

49ers face Panthers with streak on line

Reeves set for return to Denver

Mrs. Hisako Collins
Mrs. Hisako Yasui Collins, of West Floyd Avenue, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. Paul Fekety Jr.
AIKEN - Mr. Paul Fekety Jr., 78, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Fannie Forth-Drayton
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Mrs. Fannie Mae Forth-Drayton, of Hunley Road, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000.

Mrs. Listine Courtney
WAGENER - Mrs. Listine Gunter Courtney, 61, of Railroad Avenue West, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. L. Gerald Parker
ANNISTON, Ala. - Mr. L. Gerald Parker, of Pecanwood Drive, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Gwendolyn Hartley
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Mrs. Gwendolyn Walker Hartley, 46, of Wigfall Street, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Edgefield County Hospital.

Mr. Walter Purvis Sr.
CLAREMORE, Okla. - Mr. Walter Vernon Purvis Sr., 65, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Roger Huff Jr.
Mr. Roger Huff Jr., 53, of Dayton Street, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Willie Williams
MILLEN, Ga. - Mr. Willie ``Boyd'' Williams, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at Twinview Nursing Center.

Mr. Leon Pennington
Mr. Leslie Leon Pennington, 64, of Oak Ridge Drive, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Moses Bush
MARTIN, S.C. - Mr. Moses Wesley Bush, 59, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000.

Mrs. Blossom Griffin
RIDGE SPRING, S.C. - Mrs. Blossom Reed Griffin, 72, of Archie Ware Road, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000.

Mrs. Lizzie Germany
Mrs. Lizzie Mae Germany, of Hexe Court, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. George Wells
Mr. George Wells, 56, of Old Savannah Road, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Miss Marilouise Riley
THOMSON - Miss Marilouise Riley, 91, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at McDuffie County Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Nelson Turner
SPARTA, Ga. - Mr. Nelson Turner, 47, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Providence Health Care.

Mrs. Grace Fanning
SPARTA, Ga. - Mrs. Grace Clark Fanning, 84, of Wiley Street, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Naomi Hobbs
BEECH ISLAND - Mrs. Naomi M. Hobbs, 73, of Beech Island Avenue, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Myra Still
Mrs. Myra B. Still, 90, of Knox Avenue, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Ronnie Thomas Sr.
Mr. Ronnie Nathaniel Thomas Sr., 34, of Beaufort Avenue, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Lucy Foxworth
PHILADELPHIA - Mrs. Lucy M. Foxworth, 84, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000.

Mrs. Mildred Lynn
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Mildred M. Lynn, 85, of Hill Street, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Elbert County Memorial Hospital, Elberton.

Mrs. Florence Mayo
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Florence Morris Mayo, 92, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Oscar Ford Sr.
Mr. Oscar B. Ford Sr., 86, of Luckey Street, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Margaret Carithers
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Mrs. Margaret ``Peggy'' Barnett Carithers, 49, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000.

Mrs. Sadie Moore
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Mrs. Sadie Kirkland Moore, 66, of Evelyn Place, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Dallas Addie
WARRENVILLE - Mr. Dallas W. Addie, 79, of Augusta Road, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center, Aiken.

Mr. Adlai Kirkland
NEW ELLENTON - Mr. Adlai L. ``Kirk'' Kirkland, 74, of Cherryvale Avenue, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Thomas Wall
Mr. Thomas Julian Wall died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Sgt. Dexter Elam
IWAKUNI, Japan - Sgt. Dexter Lamont Elam, 26, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000.

Mr. Sammie Jefferson
Mr. Sammie Jefferson, 45, of Washington Road, Appling, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Thomas Guillebeau
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. Thomas Louis ``Tommy'' Guillebeau, 58, of Guillebeau Road, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington.

Mrs. Frankie Perez
ATLANTA - Mrs. Frankie Lee Jordan Perez, 39, of Erin Avenue, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at Crawford Long Hospital.

Mrs. Janie Bennett
Mrs. Janie Marie Bennett, 61, of Ray Owens Road, Appling, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta.

Miss Julia Chambers
KEYSVILLE, Ga. - Miss Julia Nell Chambers, 91, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Burke County Hospital, Waynesboro.

Mrs. Margaret Nessmith
STATESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Margaret Allen Nessmith, 77, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Irene Kea
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Irene Greenway Kea, 92, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Rev. Ida Curry
AIKEN - The Rev. Ida Mae Curry, 83, of Old Jordan Road, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. John Johnson
GARFIELD, Ga. - Mr. John T. Johnson, 90, of Pike Johnson Road, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Jenkins County Hospital, Millen.

Mr. Joseph Cosky
SALUDA, S.C. - Mr. Joseph Francis Cosky, 76, of Hollywood School Road, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at Saluda Nursing Center.

Mrs. Joyce Weathersbee
HEPHZIBAH - Mrs. Joyce Toole Weathersbee, 56, of Georgia Highway 88, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Lucy Foxworth

Mrs. Florence Mayo

Mrs. Listine Courtney

Mrs. Myra Still

Mr. Adlai Kirkland

Mr. Leon Pennington

Mrs. Margaret Carithers

Mr. Thomas Guillebeau

Mr. Nelson Turner

Miss Marilouise Riley

Mrs. Sadie Moore

Mr. George Wells

Mr. Walter Purvis Sr.

Mr. Thomas Wall

Mrs. Frankie Perez

Mrs. Lizzie Germany

Mr. Paul Fekety Jr.

Mr. Sammie Jefferson

Mrs. Irene Kea

Mrs. Janie Bennett

Mr. Willie Williams

Mrs. Joyce Weathersbee

Mr. Dallas Addie

Mrs. Margaret Nessmith

Mr. Roger Huff Jr.

Mrs. Hisako Collins

Mr. Moses Bush

Mr. Joseph Cosky

Mrs. Grace Fanning

Mr. Ronnie Thomas Sr.

RU 486 - death and profit by prescription
QUESTION: WHAT does the drug RU-486 and Susan Smith have in common?

Judge is overruled; city race politics
IT IS OF SPECIAL interest to Augustans that Georgia GOP Senate Leader Eric Johnson, R-Savannah, has no trust and confidence in the Georgia Supreme Court's ``Commission on Public Trust and Confidence.''

Neck-and-neck polls
As the polls show, Vice President Al Gore has pulled ahead.

The wrong place
When does a ``mistake'' become a criminal offense? When people are killed during an activity which, in itself, violates the law - as in speeding or reckless driving? David C. Spinks, Augusta

'Hate crime' laws won't stand
President Clinton is at it again, talking about making federal hate-crime legislation a focal poi

Letter example of religious tolerance
This is to thank The Chronicle for printing the Sept. 5 letter by Professor H. Hashimi, which presents the view that Islam does not try to suppress or convert Christians or Jews. Roy C. DeLamotte, Augusta

Firefighters doing legitimate work
This is in response to the man or woman who complained about seeing firefighters going into the grocery store and shopping. Steve Simpson, Martinez

Jewish media promotes Gore-Lieberman
Before the announcement of Sen. Joe Lieberman as Vice President Al Gore's running mate for vice president, Mr. Gore was trailing George W. Bush by double-digit numbers across the nation. R. Parker, Clarks Hill

RU 486 - death and profit by prescription
QUESTION: WHAT does the drug RU-486 and Susan Smith have in common?

Presidential pickings are debatable
This year's corporate-sponsored election and its upcoming roadshow, the all-new ``Presidential Debate-Lite,'' has rigged the game to ensure no third party candidates are given a voice in America. Butch Giusto, Augusta

Why abstain?
What's up with the abstention votes?

ACLU protects the press, too
Most of the time the majority does not approve of the actions taken by the American Civil Liberties Union, and that is as it should be. The ACLU was not created to please the majority. It was created to protect the constitutional rights of minorities and individuals. Hoyt Goodson, Waynesboro

Mayor Rivera?
``I think Jesse Ventura comes much closer to what I want to do: a truly independent campaign from a political outsider with a serious agenda.''

Oppose property tax hike
Augusta-Richmond County voters must go to the polls Sept. 19 to vote on two ballot questions.

Defending the Unitarian Church
I am a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta. I write to correct the Grovetown reader who stated in a letter to The Chronicle that the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations was "non-religious,'' and "a church in name only." Matt Alan, Martinez

Cartoonist calloused toward school
Rick McKee's recent cartoon on the Westside teacher drug arrest struck a disgusting chord. Cindy O'Brien, Augusta

School superintendent fails test
Do you want to get rid of our problems at Columbia County schools, such as overcrowded school buses and long lines for dropping off and picking up your children, the time change, lack of teachers, lack of textbooks and lack of organization? Barbara Driggers, Harlem

Cartoonist picked on Westside High
This letter is in response to the Aug. 25 editorial cartoon. It was in very poor taste and showed total lack of respect to the students and staff at Westside High School. Because of the alleged behavior of one teacher, you unfairly labeled the entire school.Janet Hall, Augusta

Look to G.W. Bush for leadership
My son enters kindergarten this year. At his open house his teachers gave parents a copy of, ``All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,'' the sweet bit of writing by Robert Fulghum. Devon Hope, Evans

Tax burden hurts working class
I would like to voice my opinion on the largest tax burden on the working class people in America. Ted Burnley, Augusta

Finally, 'easy reading'
For all who have the unhappy experience of trying to decipher their BellSouth phone bills, the news that format has been redesigned comes as a relief. Although many consumers won't see the new format until 2001, they'll welcome it.

Flag perpetuates negative conditioning
James Isdell's Aug. 26 letter about the Holocaust and slavery is an illogical comparison. Dennis M. McClendon, Evans

Milk is perfectly natural food
Concerning the Sept. 4 Allen Causey letter about humans and their unhealthy and unnatural milk consumption, I want to point out the fact that we are mammals and are designed by creation and evolution to consume milk.Ralph W. Buchanan, Jr., North Augusta

Judge is overruled; city race politics
IT IS OF SPECIAL interest to Augustans that Georgia GOP Senate Leader Eric Johnson, R-Savannah, has no trust and confidence in the Georgia Supreme Court's ``Commission on Public Trust and Confidence.''

Williams to face Davenport in finals

Gordon win in 15-lap dash to finish at Richmond

Sound off letters

Overtime

Auto racing notebook

NASCAR contemplating restrictor plates at track where two died

Indiana investigating Knight again

Overtime

Williams captures U.S. Open

Disputed dam gets court date

Heat offers new challenges

Outdoors calendar

Perfect, punctual liftoff
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Atlantis blasted into orbit and gave chase to the international space station on Friday, providing a perfect kickoff to the torrent of launches that lies ahead.

Antarctic ozone hole larger than expected
GENEVA -- The hole in the ozone layer is now three times larger than the United States -- its biggest size ever, scientists at NASA said Friday. U.N. weather experts said the hole over the Antarctic is growing earlier in the year than usual.

Perfect, punctual liftoff

Antarctic ozone hole larger than expected