Braves blank Marlins

Braves lose to Marlins

Braves notebook

Braves notebook

Inflated gas costs forecast

More safety info needed

Mental health center may buy area facility

Officials lobby for airport funds

Business briefs

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Blue chip stocks fell on profit-taking Wednesday while high-tech issues drifted higher amid investors' concerns about third-quarter corporate earnings.

Business briefs

Condon's tire suit sparks criticism

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.

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.

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.

Larger companies pay more
The average worker in the Augusta-Aiken area earns $15.02 per hour, according to a Department of Labor wage survey released Wednesday.

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.

Inflated gas costs forecast
ATLANTA - Georgians may get hotter reading their gas bills this winter than from standing in front of their furnaces as experts predict charges could rise 50 percent to 60 percent over last year's costs.

Larger companies pay more

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

I Dumped Dorsey

O'Leary concerned about penalties

Georgia Southern notebook

Bowden aiming for perfection

South Carolina notebook

Georgia Southern notebook

I Dumped Dorsey

Clemson and Tech notebook

Georgia Tech and Georgia notebook

South Carolina notebook

Kearns proves doubters wrong

Clemson notebook

Web site for Heisman hopeful

Clemson has slow starts

Davis hired as coach at Indiana

IU to pay Knight over $1 million

Knight looking for job

Firefighters' food shopping defended

Utility fee just doesn't add up

Adopt, don't euthanize, shelter pets

On taxing success

History of West Bank described

Defends vote on fire & projects chief

He'll take Jesus over president any day

Death sticks kill son

Wants ban on Ledo-type letters

Lord's Prayer belongs in school

Oliver exit to hurt city

Behavior problems must be addressed

Where's Lieberman?

Fox News airs slanted comments

Pet adoption policy explained

Privacy hypocrisy

Thumbs up for leadership activities

Teen appalled at letter about Jesus

Dump Moore in S.C. Senate race

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.

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

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.

Chef's surprise
Chefs in Augusta's restaurants may be serving plates of fine cuisine, but once they get home they may be just as likely to dig into the chocolate or unwrap a fast-food snack as anyone else.

In the know
FOOD GROUPIES: Americans are dining out more. Restaurant sales between 1994 and 1998 jumped from $217 billion to $247 billion. For some, fine dining is entertainment, and the stars of the show are high-p

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.''

PGA Tour in Pa. minus big names

Ex-chairman stays involved in project

Tiger sets records on and off the course

Coaches praise opponents

Lynx players sign up for new season

S.C. exit exam scores improve slightly
COLUMBIA - South Carolina's sophomores improved only slightly on their high school exit exams this year, inching up just a percentage point on their math and reading scores. The results, released Wednesday by the South Carolina Education Department, also show that 10th-grade writing scores were the only salvation for the state. On that portion of the three-part test, students did 4 points better than the year before. Of the 39,860 sophomores who took the test this spring, 26,518 passed it on their first try. That's a success rate of 66.5 percent - up from 63.6 percent in 1999. But it also means 33.5 percent must take at least part of the exam over again.Full story --The Augusta Chronicle

In the know

Small portions

Chef's surprise

Cooking contest finalists

Mexican made easy

In the know

Reporter endures Army life for a day

Across the area

Family seeks some justice

Aiken man to spend life in jail
AIKEN - A man who stabbed an Aiken County woman with a meat thermometer while robbing her in a bank parking lot was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without parole.

GOP rally to include McCain

School probes enrollment drop
Augusta State University's president said the state's tightened reins on admission requirements may be strangling enrollment at the local school.

Doctors study therapy option

Developers eye site in Evans
A company that develops major commercial properties - including Wal-Marts - has signed an option on a tract in the Evans Town Center area.

New treatment fights cold in test

Thornhill signs with Bulldogs

Aiken man to spend life in jail

Comrades remember sergeant

Developers eye site in Evans

City manager accepts job offer

S.C. exit exam scores improve slightly

Singers audition for Lynx opener

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.

Church burglar sentenced
AIKEN - The Gloverville construction worker who was responsible for a series of church burglaries that plagued Aiken County last year and led area pastors to tighten security was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison.

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.

Students' exit exam scores rise
COLUMBIA - South Carolina's sophomores improved only slightly on the high school exit exam this year, inching up a percentage point on their math and reading scores.

Civic leaders join military ranks
Leaders of Augusta's civic organizations were dressed to kill Tuesday.

Men take on radio quest

Students' exit exam scores rise

Petition: House is nuisance

Civic leaders join military ranks

Two-month probe leads to drug arrests

Residents raise key questions at county meeting

Langley changes proposed
BURNETTOWN - During the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, a sculler from Norway trained on Langley Pond. He took home the gold.

Local Democrats inaugurate office

Local Democrats inaugurate office
Kicking off the busiest months of the election season, the party that dominates Augusta politics opened its 2000 campaign headquarters Wednesday.

Contract proposal in works

Across the area
A 27-year-old Dearing man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck early Wednesday after his car veered off Georgia Highway 10 in McDuffie County.

Mental health center may buy area facility

Disease sets back facility
A new case of distemper at the Richmond County Animal Control Shelter sets the facility back, again, from the quarantine-free status officials were working toward.

Thornhill signs with Bulldogs
Greenbrier's Chad Thornhill made it official Wednesday night. He's going to join his brother Marc and play college baseball at the University of Georgia.

Across the area

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.

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.

Quarantine ends at Columbia County shelter

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.

School probes enrollment drop

GOP rally to include McCain
Former presidential candidate Sen. John McCain plans to attend a Republican election-season kickoff next week in Columbia County.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Contract proposal in works
Stand up and be counted. That's what commissioners in support of keeping City Administrator Randy Oliver in Augusta are saying it's time to do.

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.

Thornton in good spirits

Residents raise key questions at county meeting
Days after more than 200 people turned out for a public meeting on Columbia County's stormwater utility, officials are considering making some changes.

Reporter endures Army life for a day
I never perceived myself to be soldier material.

New treatment fights cold in test
It's a commonly confused cliche: Is it feed a cold, starve a fever or feed a fever, starve a cold? Soon, it may not matter for some.

Langley changes proposed

Falcons prepare for Panthers

Atlanta finds life hard without Smith

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

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

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

Mr. Ernest Franklin
HEPHZIBAH - Mr. Ernest Franklin, of Pine Hill Road, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Beverly Manor Nursing Home, Augusta.

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Frances Fox
Mrs. Frances Anna Fox, 85, of Evans, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mrs. Mary Johnson
HEPHZIBAH - Mrs. Mary L. Johnson, of Lake Michigan Drive, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at her residence.

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.

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

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

Mr. Bruce Reed
HEPHZIBAH - Mr. Bruce F. Reed, 34, of Wendell Street, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

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

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

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

Mrs. Alma Young
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Alma Carter Young, 94, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Bay Breeze Nursing Home, Gulf Breeze, Fla.

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

Dr. Duncan Smith
Dr. Duncan M. Smith, of Woodbridge Circle, Evans, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Glenn Ashley
Mr. Glenn E. Ashley, 51, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Harry Hall Sr.
WILLISTON, S.C. - Mr. Harry Hall Sr., 76, of Elko Street, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Barnwell County Hospital, Barnwell.

Mrs. Helen Smalls
WILLISTON, S.C. - Mrs. Helen Smalls, 76, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, in Charleston.

Mr. Billy Barber
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Billy E. Barber, 58, of Eloise Street, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at Emanuel County Medical Center.

Mr. William Hamilton
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. William C. ``Billy'' Hamilton, 64, of Thomson Highway, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. G. Terrell Lee
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mr. G. Terrell Lee, 64, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at Screven County Hospital.

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

Mr. John Motes
STATESBORO, Ga. - Mr. John Wilbur Motes, 75, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at his residence.

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

Mr. Robert Branch
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mr. Robert Branch, 78, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Central Carolina Rehabilitation, Columbia.

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

Miss Lois Lunceford
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Miss Lois Lunceford, 98, of Hospital Drive, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at Wilkes Health Care Center.

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

Mr. Wayne Lowe
GRANITEVILLE - Mr. Wayne ``Moon'' Lowe, 60, of Louise Street, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at his residence.

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

Mr. Leon Mack II
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mr. Leon Dee Mack II, 20, of Driftwood Drive, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Carolina Medical Center.

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

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

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

Mr. Roosevelt Sexton
Mr. Roosevelt ``Deek'' Sexton, of Byron Place, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at his residence.

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

Mrs. Claudia Johnson
Mrs. Claudia W. Johnson, of Ramsey Street, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Windermere Adult Day Health Center. Mrs. Johnson was 103.

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. Floyd Smith Jr.
HEPHZIBAH - Mr. Floyd Smith Jr., of Woodlake Road, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

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. Lucille Price
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Lucille R. Price, 72, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at her residence.

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

Mrs. Mary Peebles
Mrs. Mary Ellen ``Pat'' Peebles, 85, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at Windermere Adult Day Health Center.

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

Mrs. Helen Smalls

Mrs. Janie Taylor

Mr. David Anderson Sr.

Mr. Robert Branch

Ms. Martha Slack

Mr. Billy Barber

Mr. Ernest Franklin

Mrs. Lois Sanders

Mrs. Rose Wong

Mrs. Alma Young

Mrs. Latanya Finnie

Mrs. Frances Fox

Mr. James Goodwin

Mr. Glenn Ashley

Mrs. Juanita Van Es

Mrs. Mary Peebles

Mr. Gerald Ash

Mr. Harry Hall Sr.

Mrs. Ossie Sapp

Mr. Wayne Lowe

Mrs. Frances Hawes

Mr. James Goodwin

Mr. Leonard Jenifer

Mrs. Lucille Price

Mrs. Amelia Hesse

Mrs. Mary Johnson

Mr. Charlie Evans

Mr. Floyd Smith Jr.

Mrs. Juanita Van Es

Dr. Duncan Smith

Miss Lois Lunceford

Mr. Roosevelt Sexton

Mr. Sam Clark

Mr. Bruce Reed

Mrs. Lois Sanders

Mrs. Annie Miller

Haworth has medal hopes

Cut Chinese athletes failed drug test

Olympics overview

Weightlifter takes Olympics in stride

Boxers have high expectations

Martin awaits decision

Heads-Lane confident

Thornton in good spirits

Stories of Olympics past

Leathers: Fate still undecided

Postcard from Sydney

Postcard from Sidney

AGL sponsors Conservancy membership drive
AS VOTERS compare the candidates for public office this election season, it is interesting to note that environmental concerns now transcend all pa

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

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

Behavior problems must be addressed
After reading about the Burke County School District being sued over the expulsion of a student, I want to address this subject. Dianne Wilson, Augusta

Firefighters' food shopping defended
This letter is on behalf of the firefighters in Augusta. I'm tired of reading a letter to the editor or ``Rant and Rave'' where a person is whiny or complaining about going to a grocery store and seeing a fire truck parked out front. Janet Bell, Augusta

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

Lord's Prayer belongs in school
I would like to comment along with others on the pros and cons about reciting The Lord's Prayer in schools and other places. Mrs. John R. Boulware, Aiken

Wants ban on Ledo-type letters
I'm sure there are many Christians out there - all more literate and erudite than I, who will be setting Mr. Ledo (letter, Sept. 4) straight about his Bible ``facts.'' Harold F. Truchsess, Martinez

Pet adoption policy explained
The Columbia County Humane Society unfortunately does not have a shelter. All our animals are in foster homes, and stay as long as it takes to find them a good home. Donna Evans, Martinez

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

AGL sponsors Conservancy membership drive
AS VOTERS compare the candidates for public office this election season, it is interesting to note that environmental concerns now transcend all pa

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

Where's Lieberman?
Democrats and their partisans have been crowing that with the nomination of Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., an orthodox Jew, as vice president, they've ``stolen God back from the Republicans'' (in fairness, back from Republicans like the Revs. Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and pro-life Christians.)

Death sticks kill son
My only child died Sept. 5. He was a good son, husband, father and grandfather. Mrs. Garnet E. Brickey, Martinez

Shopping for firehouse meals needed
In response to the ``Rants and Raves'' in the Sept. 4 edition: Cheryl Brischke, Evans

Privacy hypocrisy
There's another instance this week of the federal government not practicing what it preaches. In a study of 65 government Web sites, the General Accounting Office found that only a minuscule 3 percent are fully compliant with the Federal Trade Commission's privacy standards.

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.

Aiken Co. challengers
Two Aiken County Council members - Chairman Ronnie Young, a Republican, and Lawana McKenzie, a Democrat, are being challenged in November.

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

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

He'll take Jesus over president any day
I would like to set the record straight regarding ``Jesus `cult leader,' preached hate'' (letter, Michael Ledo, Sept. 4). Gabrielle Eno, Aiken

Fox News airs slanted comments
Now I have seen everything. While watching the Fox News Network (also known as ``We Slant, You Decide''), I saw two Republicans blaming all the big forest fires out west on the Clinton-Gore administration. James Connell, 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

Evans wins, but no-hit streak ends

Labonte not worried about points

Overtime

NASCAR makes safety changes

Overtime

Astronauts installing fresh batteries in space station
SPACE CENTER, Houston - Space shuttle Atlantis' crew finished several home-improvement projects aboard the international space station early Wednesday, snapping new batteries into place and hauling gear into the growing outpost.

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.

Astronauts installing fresh batteries in space station

Newest section of space station opened