Braves lose to Marlins

Braves notebook

Braves blank Marlins

Braves notebook

More safety info needed

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.

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.

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
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.

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

Business briefs

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.

Business briefs

Officials lobby for airport funds

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.

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.

Inflated gas costs forecast

Condon's tire suit sparks criticism

I Dumped Dorsey

Bowden aiming for perfection

I Dumped Dorsey

Clemson has slow starts

Georgia Southern notebook

South Carolina notebook

South Carolina notebook

Clemson and Tech notebook

Clemson notebook

Web site for Heisman hopeful

Georgia Southern notebook

Kearns proves doubters wrong

Georgia Tech and Georgia notebook

O'Leary concerned about penalties

IU to pay Knight over $1 million

Davis hired as coach at Indiana

Knight looking for job

Dump Moore in S.C. Senate race

Pet adoption policy explained

History of West Bank described

Adopt, don't euthanize, shelter pets

Fox News airs slanted comments

Utility fee just doesn't add up

Oliver exit to hurt city

Wants ban on Ledo-type letters

Thumbs up for leadership activities

Death sticks kill son

Where's Lieberman?

Lord's Prayer belongs in school

Privacy hypocrisy

Behavior problems must be addressed

Defends vote on fire & projects chief

Teen appalled at letter about Jesus

On taxing success

Firefighters' food shopping defended

He'll take Jesus over president any day

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

Tiger sets records on and off the course

Ex-chairman stays involved in project

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

Chef's surprise

In the know

In the know

Mexican made easy

Cooking contest finalists

Small portions

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

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

Singers audition for Lynx opener

City manager accepts job offer

Contract proposal in works

Comrades remember sergeant

S.C. exit exam scores improve slightly

Thornhill signs with Bulldogs

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

GOP rally to include McCain

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.

Quarantine ends at Columbia County shelter

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.

Family seeks some justice

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

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.

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.

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.

Men take on radio quest

Two-month probe leads to drug arrests

Petition: House is nuisance

School probes enrollment drop

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Local Democrats inaugurate office

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.

Across the area

Thornton in good spirits

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.

Across the area

Mental health center may buy area facility

Aiken man to spend life in jail

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.

Civic leaders join military ranks

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.

Residents raise key questions at county meeting

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.

Developers eye site in Evans

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.

Langley changes proposed

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.

Students' exit exam scores rise

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.

New treatment fights cold in test

Doctors study therapy option

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.

Reporter endures Army life for a day

Falcons prepare for Panthers

Atlanta finds life hard without Smith

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Juanita Van Es
Mrs. Juanita ``Nita'' Belle Van Es, 81, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 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. Helen Smalls
WILLISTON, S.C. - Mrs. Helen Smalls, 76, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, in Charleston.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Thomas Godfrey Jr.
Dahlonega, Ga. - Mr. Thomas Earl Godfrey Jr., 41, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. Mary Hall
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Ms. Mary ``Doll'' Hall, 50, of West Eighth Street, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 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. Mary Johnson
HEPHZIBAH - Mrs. Mary L. Johnson, of Lake Michigan Drive, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at her residence.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Mr. James Goodwin

Miss Lois Lunceford

Mrs. Mary Johnson

Mrs. Frances Hawes

Mrs. Rose Wong

Mr. Ernest Franklin

Mr. Wayne Lowe

Mr. Roosevelt Sexton

Mr. Billy Barber

Dr. Duncan Smith

Mr. Gerald Ash

Mrs. Frances Fox

Mr. Bruce Reed

Mr. Glenn Ashley

Mrs. Juanita Van Es

Mrs. Mary Peebles

Mrs. Lucille Price

Mr. Harry Hall Sr.

Mrs. Lois Sanders

Mrs. Helen Smalls

Mr. Robert Branch

Mr. James Goodwin

Mrs. Juanita Van Es

Mr. Floyd Smith Jr.

Mrs. Ossie Sapp

Mr. Leonard Jenifer

Mrs. Janie Taylor

Mrs. Latanya Finnie

Ms. Martha Slack

Mrs. Amelia Hesse

Mrs. Annie Miller

Mr. Charlie Evans

Mrs. Lois Sanders

Mrs. Alma Young

Mr. David Anderson Sr.

Mr. Sam Clark

Postcard from Sidney

Cut Chinese athletes failed drug test

Haworth has medal hopes

Weightlifter takes Olympics in stride

Heads-Lane confident

Leathers: Fate still undecided

Thornton in good spirits

Boxers have high expectations

Postcard from Sydney

Stories of Olympics past

Martin awaits decision

Olympics overview

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.)

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Overtime

Evans wins, but no-hit streak ends

Labonte not worried about points

NASCAR makes safety changes

Overtime

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
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

Astronauts installing fresh batteries in space station