Ford traded in deal with Minnesota

Braves notebook

Vazquez spoils Glavine's bid

Best team debate lingers in club's mind

Best team debate lingers in club's mind

Braves notebook

Almanac offers wife good advice

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.

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

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.

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

Pocket change

Lines of communication

Georgia Tech notebook

South Carolina State 42, Savannah State 26

Clemson notebook

Dorsey: New offense leads to success

Clemson rolls over Missouri

South Carolina notebook

Eagles dominate Golden Bulls

Area college recaps

Florida State tops Georgia Tech

Big plays do in Ga. Tech

Georgia caught by surprise

A season cut short

Gamecocks gain confidence

Indiana players rally around Knight again

Knight fired as Indiana coach

Politics by Chelsea

Cartoonist calloused toward school

Sorority wake-up call

Mayor Rivera?

Tax burden hurts working class

Alcohol the answer to cigarettes?

Hickman Park has been taken over

'Good music' has moved to television

Secret intolerance

Candidate for sheriff values taxpayers

U.S. is now a non-Christian nation

Oppose property tax hike

Film industry could be lured here

Jewish media promotes Gore-Lieberman

Presidential pickings are debatable

Death tax lives on

ACLU protects the press, too

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Woods, Waite on top of crowded Canadian Open

Evans 28, Riverdale 6

Wildcats shut out Bulldogs

High school football rondup

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.

Aviation 'mistake' turned pilot into hero

Dogs need to always be kept on leashes

It's Europe with a backpack, a rail pass

Arts calendar

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

Across the area
The Columbia County Development and Environmental Service Committee will hold a public meeting on the county's stormwater utility tonight.

Pupils, schools await scores
Local school officials expect to receive the results of a new test this week that is designed to show whether fourth-, sixth- and eighth-graders are equal to their respective grade level.

Aiken evaluates Web service

Old Fords shine at auto show

Police chief rescues buried newborn

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.

A season cut short

Children sample musical medley
The bass 4-year-old Jaime Roddy strummed Sunday was nearly three times his size, and he smiled in excitement as he pulled a bow across the large stringed instrument.

Pupils, schools await scores

Across the area

Changing faces

Alertness is great defense

Experiences lead to giving

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.

Duo revamps math instruction

GOP votes to block sales levy

Study will weigh drugs' effect on birth

Experiences lead to giving
When Dot Myers was young, the United States was in the Great Depression. It was a time that shaped the rest of her life.

Duo revamps math instruction
ATLANTA - Pam Adamson and Buffy Williams, mathematics specialists with the state Department of Education, are changing the way Georgia's pupils learn math, one school at a time.

Officials stay quiet on killing
An autopsy was performed this weekend on slain Fort Gordon soldier Sgt. Marni Glista, 21, who died Saturday morning, according to Richmond County Deputy Coroner Grover Tuten.

Changing faces
The Rev. Eric Taylor doesn't need census numbers to tell him Columbia County's black population is growing: He can see it every Sunday morning at Oakey Grove Baptist Church.

Hopefuls put focus on taxes

Police officers get connected
AIKEN - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has jumped on the Internet bandwagon, joining a growing list of local law enforcement agencies that are fighting crime and communicating with residents over the World Wide Web.

Aiken evaluates Web service
AIKEN - Aiken City Council is considering an Internet company that untangles red tape in the purchasing process - and it's free.

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.

Dorsey: New offense leads to success

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

Charlotte shows off for locals

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.

Beating kills fort sergeant

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

State will assume juvenile judge costs

Across the area

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.

Aiken crafts successful festival

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.

Youth crimes trouble county

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.

Officials stay quiet on killing

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.

Police officers get connected

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.

Falcons notebook

49ers face Panthers with streak on line

Falcons embarrassed in Denver

Reeves set for return to Denver

Bucs thrash Bears

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

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

Ms. Dora Morris
MILLEN, Ga. - Ms. Dora Ell Morris, 55, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at her residence.

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

Mrs. Mildred Edmonds
UNION POINT, Ga - Mrs. Mildred Griffith Edmonds, 81, of Comfont Street, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Minnie G. Boswell Hospital.

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

Mr. Bill Partin
DALLAS, Ga. - Mr. Bill James Partin, 67, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000.

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

Mr. J. Euree Curry
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. J. Euree Curry, 86, of Richmond Street, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Heritage Inn Nursing Home.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Edith Ming
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Edith White Ming died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 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.

Mr. Joseph Byrd Jr.
Mr. Joseph Byrd Jr., 51, of Scott Nixon Memorial Drive, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Stacey Cue
AIKEN - Mr. Stacey Deneil Cue, 21, of Troy Lane, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at his 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. Janie Bennett

Mr. Sammie Jefferson

Mrs. Myra Still

Mr. Thomas Wall

Mrs. Hisako Collins

Ms. Dora Morris

Mr. Leon Pennington

Mrs. Mildred Edmonds

Mr. Walter Purvis Sr.

Mrs. Edith Ming

Mrs. Joyce Weathersbee

Mr. Bill Partin

Mrs. Lizzie Germany

Mr. Joseph Byrd Jr.

Mrs. Margaret Nessmith

Mr. J. Euree Curry

Mr. Thomas Guillebeau

Miss Marilouise Riley

Mr. George Wells

Mr. Stacey Cue

IOC cracks down on drug

Countries battle for pool dominance

Super women?

Australia ready to host

Olympics notebook

Taekwando among new Olympic events

Olympics produce memories

Sport capsules

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.''

President is a liar, plain and simple
I saw in the Aug. 3 paper that Slick Willie has redefined another word in our dictionary. Dennis DuGuay, North Augusta

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.''

Film industry could be lured here
If Augusta is truly serious about expanding its airport, it needs to follow the examples of Savannah and Charlotte. Cynthia Inlow, North Augusta

U.S. is now a non-Christian nation
What does the American Civil Liberties Union, People For The American Way, The Intercultural Alliance, The Southern Poverty Law Center and a host of other anti-Christian extremist groups have in common? Milton Gresham, Evans

Sorority wake-up call
Do University of Georgia sororities and fraternities discriminate against minorities?

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

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

Death tax lives on
Presidential elections have a way of mucking up good legislation. As predicted, the repeal of the death tax was overridden by President Bill Clinton, and the Democrats have now circled the wagons, preventing a veto override in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Candidate for sheriff values taxpayers
I'm not sure what the other candidate for sheriff was doing to celebrate the freedoms that we each enjoy for Independence Day, but I can tell you where Leon Garvin was. Debbie Craddock, Augusta

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

Alcohol the answer to cigarettes?
I smoked for years and did not get addicted. That is a cop out; if you want to quit you can. Harry Oliphant, Hephzibah

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

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

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

Secret intolerance
``Gore's Negro tolerance level has never been too high. I've never known him to have more than one black person around him at any given time.''

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.''

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

Secret intolerance
``Gore's Negro tolerance level has never been too high. I've never known him to have more than one black person around him at any given time.''

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

Sorority wake-up call
Do University of Georgia sororities and fraternities discriminate against minorities?

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

Hickman Park has been taken over
What gives with Hickman Park? As a resident of Summerville, I'm concerned and curious about what's going on at Hickman Park. Barbara W. Wise, Augusta

'Good music' has moved to television
Regarding the Aug. 19 letter from Frankie Clark as to where all the good music has gone, I would like to inform her that good music has moved to television. Mary Draughon, Augusta

Politics by Chelsea
One week, Chelsea Clinton advises her dad, the United States president, on Middle East peace negotiations. A few weeks later, the 20-year-old college student travels to Africa with her father and advises him on tribal conflicts.

Overtime

Overtime

Sound off letters

Safin wins U.S. Open

Gordon win in 15-lap dash to finish at Richmond

Williams captures U.S. Open

Auto racing notebook

Heat offers new challenges

Outdoors calendar

Disputed dam gets court date

Nuclear scientist to plead guilty
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Los Alamos scientist Wen Ho Lee, who was fired and jailed on charges of mishandling nuclear weapons secrets, has agreed to plead guilty to one charge and will cooperate with federal investigators, Justice Department sources said Sunday.

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.

Western Union Web site hacked
DENVER (AP) - Western Union on Sunday said hackers made electronic copies of the credit and debit card information of 15,700 customers who transferred money on a company Web site.

Western Union Web site hacked

Antarctic ozone hole larger than expected