Focus leads Braves into race

Braves notebook

Braves lose to Marlins

Postcard challenge successful

Agencies cite 1996 tire faults
PHOENIX - While Bridgestone/Firestone says serious safety concerns arose only this year, the tiremaker as far back as 1996 took complaints of tread separations and blowouts in Arizona seriously enough to send a half-dozen engineers on a special inspection mission and to help pay for replacing a wrecked vehicle.

Agencies cite 1996 tire faults

Condon's tire suit sparks criticism

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Investor concerns about technology stocks pushed markets lower Monday for a second straight session, despite a surge in some energy and financial services stocks.

Business briefs

Bridgestone suggests defects not behind Firestone accidents

Mental health center may buy area facility

More safety info needed
WASHINGTON -- Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater on Tuesday urged Congress to give federal safety inspectors broad new powers because of the Firestone tire case, including access to overseas product data, manufacturer warranty claims and insurance claim information.

More safety info needed

Condon's tire suit sparks criticism
Tim Dangerfield, chairman of the Economic Development Partnership for Aiken and Edgefield counties, said Tuesday he believes South Carolina Attorney General Charlie Condon is playing politics by attacking Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. in a state lawsuit.

Walgreens comes to area

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks were mixed Tuesday, with blue chips drifting higher and technology issues giving up early gains.

Officials lobby for airport funds

Mental health center may buy area facility
he Community Mental Health Center of East Central Georgia plans to purchase Augusta's Charter Behavioral Health facility through a $6 million bond issue arranged by Richmond County.

Walgreens comes to area
Expect to see a new face in Augusta's ultracompetitive drugstore market next year.

Officials lobby for airport funds
Community leaders travel to Washington today to lobby for more federal funds for Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field, which they say is woefully lacking in infrastructure and service.

Bridgestone suggests defects not behind Firestone accidents
TOKYO (AP) - The president of BridgestoneFirestone's parent company pointed to a higher accident rate among Ford Explorers as a contributing factor to the company's tire woes, but conceded that quality control of Firestone tires was insufficient.

Clemson and Tech notebook

Georgia Southern notebook

Bulldogs in need of authority figure

O'Leary concerned about penalties

Georgia Southern notebook

Bowden aiming for perfection

Web site for Heisman hopeful

South Carolina notebook

Holtz puts damper on bowl banter

Knight looking for job

Davis hired as coach at Indiana

Knight gone, but stills calls shots

Bye bye, Bobby

On taxing success

Praises high animal adoption standards

Moral codes are not nearly enough

Adopt, don't euthanize, shelter pets

Explanation needed

History of West Bank described

Defends vote on fire & projects chief

Cites better uses for taxpayers' money

Dump Moore in S.C. Senate race

Teen appalled at letter about Jesus

Oliver exit to hurt city

Utility fee just doesn't add up

Airport commission's plan defended

Justice bungles again

Thumbs up for leadership activities

In the know
NO GO: They're everywhere from ``Hollywood Squares'' to ''Rosie O'Donnell,'' but don't look for any ``Survivors'' on ``Saturday Night Live.''

The skinny on diet pills
Merrienne Reynolds has tried more than 25 diets over the past 20 years. She has had a few short-lived successes, but until recently, her diets yielded more frustration than weight loss.

Small portions
It seems fitting that the International Food Safety Council, a restaurant and food service industry council, has made September Food Safety Month: It's when most kids head back to school. The council's message this year: ``Be Smart. Keep Foods Apart. Don't Cross-Contaminate.''

In the know
PRICE CHECK: Each Wednesday, Price Check offers price comparisons on goods at area stores. This week: miscellaneous items from convenience stores. Prices below were checked Friday. No coupons or discount cards were used.

Mother renews commitment to lose weight
LaSaundria Walker is back on the weight-loss wagon.

Mexican made easy
Finalist in recipe contest exhibits a South-of-the-Border flair. Some of the most popular recipes I've run in this column have had a Mexican flair. So it's no wonder that the first finalist in our Southern Living Cooking School Show recipe contest submitted a South-of-the-Border entree.

Cooking contest finalists
Today, The Augusta Chronicle presents the first finalist in our Southern Living Cooking School Show recipe contest.

Age old questions
Q: I'm on a fixed income and gasoline keeps getting higher. How can I keep my transportation costs down? - T.A., Elberton, Ga.

Tiger: masterpiece still in the making

Tiger sets records on and off the course

Ex-chairman stays involved in project

Lynx players sign up for new season

Postcard challenge successful
Thank you, all. Our summer vacation postcard contest has ended, and once again you came through, sending in a card from all 50 states and about 25 countries.

Bond set for mother of buried baby
A Fairfax woman accused of burying her newborn baby alive, cried quietly in court Monday as a magistrate set her bond at $40,000.

New sentencing hearing for killer
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A man sentenced to death after he said Satan ordered him to kill his father and his father's girlfriend is entitled to a new sentencing hearing, South Carolina's Supreme Court said Monday.

In the know

Small portions

In the know

Cooking contest finalists

The skinny on diet pills

Age old questions

Mexican made easy

Mother renews commitment to lose weight

Petition: House is nuisance

Official sets bond for mom
FAIRFAX, S.C. - A weeping Carolyn Denise Jones had trouble holding her head up on a steamy Monday in this small town of 2,500 people, all of whom seemed to know that she was the mother of a baby boy found buried alive near the padlocked gate of an old trash dump.

Census will aid Georgia
ATLANTA - Tracey-Ann Nelson of Gov. Roy Barnes' office couldn't get the money she needed to buy ads on Spanish-language radio stations promoting the importance of this year's census.

Bond set for mother of buried baby

Men take on radio quest

Industries should cover improvements

Industries should cover improvements
The city's wastewater system contractor was one step ahead of the grand jury investigating it, county commissioners were told Monday in a meeting of the engineering services committee.

Census will aid Georgia

Park service revamps spillway
AIKEN - The Aiken State Natural Area has restored a bit of its history with the repair of a spillway constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.

Schools see book shortage

Across the area

Postcard challenge successful

Comrades remember sergeant
Slain Fort Gordon Sgt. Marni Glista was the ``ultimate team player'' whose spirit will live on in the hearts of her fellow soldiers, her company commander said Tuesday.

College night attendees

Park service revamps spillway

Family seeks some justice

Calender change on school board's agenda
Columbia County schools could get a new school calendar with an earlier start date when board members meet today.

Quarantine ends at Columbia County shelter

Airport emphasizes service
Forget the friendly skies. Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field is fast becoming the friendly airport.

Two-month probe leads to drug arrests
A two-month investigation by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office and the Grovetown Public Safety Department ended Monday night with the arrest of five Grovetown residents on drug-related charges.

Petition: House is nuisance
AIKEN - Neighbors living near a house owned by Aiken County Councilman Willar Hightower says the place is a nuisance and should be cleaned up.

Calender change on school board's agenda

Job offer extended to Oliver
City Administrator Randy Oliver is a man in demand.

New sentencing hearing for killer

Justices overturn sentence
COLUMBIA - The Barnwell County man sentenced to die for the brutal killings of his father and his father's girlfriend will be allowed another sentencing hearing, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Monday.

Job offer extended to Oliver

Mental health center may buy area facility

Comrades remember sergeant

Quarantine ends at Columbia County shelter
Linda Fulmer's ``thumbs-up'' was the sign her employees at the Columbia County animal shelter had been waiting on: After a week of quarantine, the facility was finally reopened.

Senator calls on Augustans to take charge

Singers audition for Lynx opener

Council OKs plan for resort

Mental health center may buy area facility
he Community Mental Health Center of East Central Georgia plans to purchase Augusta's Charter Behavioral Health facility through a $6 million bond issue arranged by Richmond County.

Court disbars Augusta lawyer

Court disbars Augusta lawyer
The Georgia Supreme Court disbarred Augusta attorney John D. Watkins on Monday.

Utility charges debated
In 68 years, Donald McLeod thought he'd seen everything.

Postcard challenge successful
Thank you, all. Our summer vacation postcard contest has ended, and once again you came through, sending in a card from all 50 states and about 25 countries.

Council OKs plan for resort
AIKEN - Zoning problems had put on the back burner a plan to turn Aiken's dilapidated Rose Hill estate into a posh retreat for people over 60, but the proposal is cooking again with microwave ovens.

Senator calls on Augustans to take charge
Speaking with a conviction normally reserved for the Legislature, state Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker on Monday called on the Rotarians of Augusta to get off their collective duff and begin working for the betterment of all of Augusta and Richmond County.

Bulldogs in need of authority figure

Across the area
One of two men accused of committing a fatal drive-by shooting last month in downtown Augusta must await possible indictment and trial in jail, a judge ruled Monday.

Justices overturn sentence

Doctors study therapy option
Every month, 8-year-old LaQuita Adams and her mother, Gloria, make the long drive from Americus, Ga., to Medical College of Georgia in search of new blood.

Official sets bond for mom

Doctors study therapy option

Across the area

Schools see book shortage
AIKEN - The school bell rang a month ago calling Aiken County pupils back to class, but 69 of them still don't have all the books they need.

City manager accepts job offer
City Administrator Randy Oliver confirmed Tuesday that he is hammering out a contract to become the new city manager of Greenville, S.C.

Soldier was not beaten
A Fort Gordon soldier, found unconscious and barely breathing in her Augusta home last week, was not beaten, as previously reported, Richmond County Sheriff Charlie Webster said.

Singers audition for Lynx opener
Before the madness of a sporting event starts, there is usually a period of captivated silence filled only with the unmistakable melody of the national anthem.

College night attendees
The following are colleges and professional societies that will be represented at CSRA College Night:

Across the area
Gov. Roy Barnes followed up Tuesday on a recent $18.6 million welfare-to-work initiative by setting aside $91.9 million more in federal funds to help needy families.

City manager accepts job offer

Men take on radio quest
Five islands in five days. No, it's not the plot for the next Survivor series, but a trip by five Aiken amateur radio operators to participate in an East Coast contest and fine-tune their skills in case a hurricane or major storm cripples the region's communication system.

Two-month probe leads to drug arrests

Family seeks some justice
AIKEN - David McClure Jr. was sent to death row once. Second Circuit Solicitor Barbara R. Morgan said she is determined to send the Barnwell County killer back again.

Prospective students attend college fair
Jennifer Guyton did most of the interviewing Tuesday night.

Businesses sponsor CSRA College Night
More than 100 colleges will bring application and admission information to a fair tonight that usually draws more than 4,000 students.

Falcons need no incentive

Falcons prepare for Panthers

Mrs. Clarice Wise
TRENTON, S.C. - Mrs. Clarice Johnson Wise, 97, of Augusta Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Charlie Norman
Mr. Charlie C. Norman, 70, of Brookwood Drive, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Amanda Shurling
STATESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. M. Amanda McMillan Shurling, 39, of Bream Road, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Retty Kirkpatrick
HEPHZIBAH - Mrs. Retty Lavada ``Lynn'' Kirkpatrick, 27, of Old Waynesboro Road, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. John Rheney
WINDSOR, Ga. - Mr. John M. Rheney, 91, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Lois Sanders
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Mrs. Lois Jones Sanders, 82, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000.

Mrs. Juanita Van Es
Mrs. Juanita ``Nita'' Belle Van Es, 81, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000.

Mrs. Rose Wong
Mrs. Rose Wong, 72, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Frances Hawes
Mrs. Frances Hawes, of Tubman Road, Appling, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. James Goodwin
HEPHZIBAH - Mr. James H. Goodwin, 81, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. Capers Jones Jr.
Mr. Capers Nathaniel Jones Jr. died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Amanda Shurling
STATESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. M. Amanda McMillan Shurling, 39, of Bream Road, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Annie Seals
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Annie Earlean Lacey Seals, 88, of Lacey Road, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital.

Mrs. Retty Kirkpatrick
HEPHZIBAH - Mrs. Retty Lavada ``Lynn'' Kirkpatrick, 27, of Old Waynesboro Road, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Leonard Jenifer
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Leonard Leroy Jenifer, 68, of Edgewood Drive, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Amelia Hesse
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Amelia Varela Hesse, of East Robert Toombs Avenue, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.

Mr. Gerald Ash
Mr. Gerald B. Ash, 47, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Raymond Blakeslee
AIKEN - Mr. Raymond A. Blakeslee, 92, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Cumberland Village.

Mr. Hugh Dixon
CLAXTON, Ga. - Mr. Hugh Roy Dixon, 96, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Evans Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Charlie Evans
CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Charlie Evans, 72, of Centerhill Road, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000.

Mrs. Nettie Crawford
Mrs. Nettie Lou Crawford, 86, of Barbara Road, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Ms. Mary Hall
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Ms. Mary ``Doll'' Hall, 50, of West Eighth Street, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Rose Wong
Mrs. Rose Wong, 72, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Janie Taylor
AIKEN - Mrs. Janie Penland Taylor, 78, of Two Notch Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Frankie Rousey
SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - Mrs. Frankie Bailey Rousey, 79, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens.

Mr. Sherrill Wright
MONTMORENCI - Mr. Sherrill Ray Wright, 46, of Grove Park Court, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Latanya Finnie
BEECH ISLAND - Mrs. Latanya Finnie, 44, of Zenith Drive, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Sam Clark
DECATUR, Ga. - Mr. Sam Clark, 62, of Kensington Road, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at DeKalb County Medical Executive.

Mr. Sammy Lewis
MIDVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Sammy Lewis, of Magruder Street, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Annie Miller
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Annie Laura Miller, 96, of Rainbow Ridge, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Emanuel County Medical Center.

Mr. Thomas Godfrey Jr.
Dahlonega, Ga. - Mr. Thomas Earl Godfrey Jr., 41, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000.

Mr. Earl Rountree
RICHMOND HILL, Ga. - Mr. Earl Rufus Rountree, 91, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Savannah.

Mr. Johnny Williams
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. Johnny Williams, 46, of Firetower Road, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. E.D. Shumate
Mr. E.D. ``Dave'' Shumate, 72, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mrs. Sue Ciamillo
Mrs. Sue Payne Ciamillo, of Martinez, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. David Anderson Sr.
Mr. David Lee Anderson, 47, of Westmont Drive, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000.

Ms. Martha Slack
NORTH AUGUSTA - Ms. Martha Slack, 86, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at National Health Care.

Mr. Bruce Reed
HEPHZIBAH - Mr. Bruce F. Reed, 34, of Wendell Street, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Mary Fox
AIKEN - Mrs. Mary Lee Gibson Fox, 87, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000.

Mrs. Ossie Sapp
FREEPORT, N.Y. - Mrs. Ossie Sapp, 94, of North Columbus Avenue, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at South Nassau Community Hospital, Hempstead.

Mrs. Lois Sanders
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Mrs. Lois Jones Sanders, 82, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000.

Mrs. Louise Loadholt
COLUMBIA - Mrs. Louise D. Loadholt, 87, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Wendy Perry
Mr. Wendy Lynn Perry, 45, of Linden Street, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. James Goodwin
HEPHZIBAH - Mr. James H. Goodwin, 81, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at his residence.

Ms. Rebecca Perry
Ms. Rebecca Ganai Perry, 29, of Raleigh Drive, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. James Goodwin

Mr. Johnny Williams

Mrs. Rose Wong

Mrs. Annie Miller

Mrs. Amanda Shurling

Mr. James Goodwin

Ms. Martha Slack

Mr. Charlie Evans

Mr. Gerald Ash

Mrs. Amelia Hesse

Mrs. Frances Hawes

Mr. Bruce Reed

Mrs. Mary Fox

Mrs. Latanya Finnie

Mrs. Juanita Van Es

Mr. Leonard Jenifer

Mrs. Lois Sanders

Mr. Sam Clark

Mr. David Anderson Sr.

Mrs. Frankie Rousey

Mrs. Nettie Crawford

Mrs. Sue Ciamillo

Mrs. Janie Taylor

Mrs. Retty Kirkpatrick

Mrs. Ossie Sapp

Mr. Charlie Norman

Mrs. Lois Sanders

Mr. E.D. Shumate

Mr. Hugh Dixon

Mr. John Rheney

Mrs. Annie Seals

Mr. Wendy Perry

Ms. Rebecca Perry

Cut Chinese athletes failed drug test

Travel could qualify as an event

Postcard from Sidney

Getting settled in Sydney

Postcard from Sydney

Moral codes are not nearly enough
Regarding Gene Rickaby's Sept. 1 letter, ``All great religions have moral codes,'' I am sorry for him that he has no foundation on which he can say, ``This is right.'' Rev. Timothy Fellows, Augusta

Utility fee just doesn't add up
I finally understand the result of Georgia's SAT scores ranking near the lowest in the country. Roy Bowers, Martinez

Airport growth is a good investment
Airport growth is an investment in Augusta's future. Darryl C. Leech, Augusta

Bye bye, Bobby
Perennial Bad Boy Bobby Knight's career as coach of Indiana University's men's basketball team is over. Good riddance.

Teen appalled at letter about Jesus
I'm appalled at what I read from Michael Ledo's letter in the Monday, Sept. 4 Chronicle. Erin Greenway, age 16, Augusta

Justice bungles again
The Los Alamos scientist who has been in jail for the past nine months for spying has cut a deal with the government, admitting his guilt in one count of mishandling secret documents. He's due to be released from jail today.

Fears over book are ridiculous
It has come to my attention that the debate about the Harry Potter books has gone to the far right extreme. Robert B. Cameron, North Augusta

Explanation needed
A modern-day Tom Paine, when writing ``these are the times that try men's souls,'' would be writing about the case of Crime vs. The People and how murders, especially the number of unsolved ones, strike fear into a populace.

On taxing success
It will be a long time before President Clinton calls 20-year-old tennis phenom Venus Williams again.

Dump Moore in S.C. Senate race
As a registered voter within South Carolina Senate District 25, I am calling on all conservative citizens to ``wake up and smell the coffee.'' The time has come for our district to have a state senator who shares our conservative views on taxes and not someone who has a liberal record on this issue. Lucille Brewer, Graniteville

Adopt, don't euthanize, shelter pets
This is concerning the animal control shelter. Bonnie Bragdon is taking it over when it's at a crisis. I hope things get better for her. Robyn Logan, Augusta

Thumbs up for leadership activities
Thank you for the extensive coverage of the Central Savannah River Area Leadership Conference's activities. It is reassuring to know The Chronicle also views the importance of fostering a regional view of the area. J. Christopher Noah, Evans

Airport commission's plan defended
Why are you so against the airport commission? Is it too efficient for you? They are working nearly harmoniously, with the exception of your lackey, Ed Skinner, to create a plan that has never existed. W. Wilson, Augusta

Oliver exit to hurt city
Augusta Administrator Randy Oliver is one of the best things that's happened to this community since city-county consolidation. He is well worth every cent of his $99,000-a-year salary and if

School superintendent overpaid
Do Aiken residents realize that the superintendent of Aiken County Schools makes $126,347 per year with an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students? This salary is more than the governor makes ($106,000) and the state superintendent of education ($92,007). Davis Cheek, Aiken

Defends vote on fire & projects chief
Once again Phil Kent (column, Sept. 10) has played fast and loose with the truth. He continues to take hearsay from political insiders and magnify and slant things in an attempt to paint a negative picture.

Develop Fort Gordon's airport
As a long-time Augusta resident and taxpayer, I would like to express my opinion on the Augusta Aviation commission's ``build it and they will come'' philosophy. To this concept, I say ``balderdash.'' David G. Edmiston Sr., Grovetown

Cites better uses for taxpayers' money
I don't understand some things about the new Richmond County animal shelter hiring a new veterinarian and constructing a $2.5 million facility to house and care for the animals. Glenda Edwards, Martinez

Praises high animal adoption standards
In response to Linda Y. Evans Sept. 3 letter, ``Cat adoption standards steep,'' I applaud the Columbia County Humane Society for its honesty in turning down Mrs. Evans' request to adopt kittens. Patty Ridgway, Martinez

History of West Bank described
In response to Zameer Sheikh's Aug. 24 letter, no Jews contest the teaching of the Koran. Nevertheless Arabs' distortions of history is egregious. Maxie Bolgla, Augusta

Evans wins, but no-hit streak ends

Overtime

Overtime

Tua comes bearing gifts for Lewis

Knight gone, but stills calls shots

Geoffrey Bodine fired by Bessey

Newest section of space station opened
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- Atlantis' crew drifted into the newest section of the international space station early Tuesday and began hauling equipment into the module, which will be home for the station's first permanent residents.

Astronaut, cosmonaut take flawless spacewalk
SPACE CENTER, Houston - An American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut drifted out of space shuttle Atlantis early Monday, making a successful climb up the international space station that was more spacehike than spacewalk.

Xtreme style
THE FACTS: Clint Carter, 12, a seventh-grader at Thomson Middle School.

Xtreme advice
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM ''I've been going with this boy for a year now. But for the past five or six months he's been putting me down. He never says anything to lift my spirits up. He calls me stupid and all kinds of names..."

Piracy or publicity?
In the most simplistic terms that's what the fuss is all about when it comes to Napster Inc. and similar song-swapping services.

Piracy or publicity?

Xtreme advice

Xtreme style

Newest section of space station opened

Astronaut, cosmonaut take flawless spacewalk