Braves notebook

Diamondbacks top Braves

Rocker rescues Braves

Braves notebook

Postcard time comes to an end

On the move
Mark Rosen, executive producer of Good Morning Augusta on WJBF-TV (Channel 6), was recently named the station's news director. He is a graduate of Aquinas High School and attended Mercer University. He has earned numerous awards during his seven years at the television station, including Best Newscast for the Georgia Associated Press Association.

Tennessee AG investigating resale of recalled Firestone tires
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee attorney general's office is investigating reports that some used tire dealers are selling recalled Firestone tires - tires which are then being traded in for free, new replacements under BridgestoneFirestone's recall program.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Investors' continuing nervousness about corporate profits pushed blue chips and technology stocks to their lowest levels in more than a month Friday.

Fort's progress goes untapped
Several years ago, community leaders began dreaming of ways to turn Fort Gordon's technology into profitable private-sector ventures.

Pocket change

Tennessee AG investigating resale of recalled Firestone tires

Quick tips
If you're an older consumer who has paid with cash all your life, you may find it difficult to qualify for credit.

Pocket change
More than a quarter of college students plan to shop online for back-to-school items this year, with Internet purchases comprising about 13 percent of their total expenditures, a new survey finds.

On the move

Business briefs
Plant Vogtle Electric Plant Unit 2 has produced 100 million megawatts of electricity. They reached the milestone between 7 and 8 a.m. Sept. 5.

Fort's progress goes untapped

Gas survey
Here is a list of area unleaded gasoline prices.

Quick tips

Consumer prices fall in August
WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices fell in August, posting their first decline in 14 years as a sharp drop in energy costs swamped higher prices for clothes, prescription drugs and other items.

Gas survey

Man makes living getting bitten
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - David McDonald's job consists of driving around to designated spots, standing outside for 60 seconds and counting how many mosquitoes land on his body.

Business briefs

Man makes living getting bitten

Consumer prices fall in August

Business briefs

Gamecocks continue win streak

Bulldogs rout Cougars

Tigers ready for Demon Deacons

Clemson and Ga. Tech notebook

Clemson notes

ACC and SEC preview

ACC and SEC preview

Ga. Tech notebook

Clemson rolls over Wake Forest

Georgia Souther rallies for win

Tech blasts away Navy

Georgia Southern notebook

Cartoon did not insult Westside High

GOP explains opposition to tax plans

Al Gore contrary to Jesus' teachings

Sales tax serves community well

ACLU ducks fights to help vets

Jesus critic misses Bible's message

The uninsured crisis

Special needs students are punished

Renew sales tax; it improves city

How to curb oil price rises

ASU enrollment dilemma

Selling out Old Glory is a betrayal

Says `no thanks' to more growth for Harlem

Some questions that minorities need answered

Old notes should be sent with apologies
Dear Carson: While cleaning out a closet, my mother found some thank-you notes from my sister's wedding. They even had 29-cent postage on them. We're in a quandary about how to make amends to these people who were never thanked for their gifts. Should my mother or my sister write a new note to explain what happened? - Blushing Bride

Rich past, simple architecture mark area churches
Tiny Evans Presbyterian Church stands on a tranquil, shady oasis near the crossroads of North Belair and Columbia roads, unperturbed by the urban sprawl that threatens to engulf it.

Beyond the beach
ORANJESTAD, Aruba - How tempting it was to plant myself beneath tall coconut palms on a lovely beach with white sand and calm water so intensely blue it seemed illuminated from beneath the surface.

Prayer walks precede student vigils at schools
Prayer walks at schools in Richmond and Columbia counties and a youth rally at Vineyard Church of Augusta on Tuesday will precede the annual student-led See You at the Pole prayer vigil on Wednesday.

Encounters made astronaut a believer in UFOs
During his final orbit around the Earth in a Mercury capsule in May 1963, astronaut Gordon Cooper saw a strange glowing object streaking toward his spacecraft.

Bulldog fans gear up with tailgate tradition
Tents and flags? Check. Candelabra and flowers? Check. TV, VCR and satellite dish? Check.

Art of the possible
When Richard and Dianne Short bought their home eight years ago, the back yard was no more than a pile of dirt. And dirt can be convincing.

In the know
Several upcoming seminars focus on the challenges of couplehood: First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3550 Walton Way Extension, is offering the following discussions led by Dr. Kevin Leman:

God's not thwarted by human weakness
We have to search carefully in the story of Samson to discover the part that tells us what God is about.

Arts calendar
Here is a listing of art-related events in the Augusta-Aiken area.

Faith digest
A combination health fair, festival and voter-registration event for residents of Augusta ZIP code 30906 will be held adjacent to Belle Terrace Presbyterian Church, 2454 Golden Camp Road, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Roomy home suits couple's lifestyle
From the brilliant red walls of the dining room to the pale peach walls in the living room, the home of James and Avis Lyle is a showcase for her talent.

Area churches present musical performances
Musical interludes will be presented this week at two Augusta-area churches.

DiMarco takes lead at Pennsylvania Classic

Morgan shares first-round lead

Blackville scores overtime victory

Westside runs past Glenn Hills

Silver Bluff over Swansea

Barnwell routs Midland Valley

Willis' field goal in OT lifts Hawks

Screven County 55, Liberty County 7

Aiken over Laurens

Burke defense, Brown top Lakeside

Prep football recap

Hephzibah defense throttles Josey

Evans explodes past Fayette

Harlem, Oglethorpe finish in 20-20 knot

Caywood leads Greenbrier

Morrow eyes return to ice

Postcard time comes to an end
We had another great summer for our vacation postcard project. Not only did you send a card from all 50 states, you did it before Labor Day.

Roomy home suits couple's lifestyle

Old notes should be sent with apologies

Art of the possible

Encounters made astronaut a believer in UFOs

Prayer walks precede student vigils at schools

Arts calendar

Beyond the beach

Faith digest

Bulldog fans gear up with tailgate tradition

Area churches present musical performances

In the know

God's not thwarted by human weakness

Suspended officer gets reinstated

Across the area
A Lincolnton man was killed in a single-car accident early Saturday about two miles north of the city.

Military honors soldiers
Some of those who returned home from war gathered Friday to remember those who still have not.

County puts tax issues before voters

Utility billing on hold
Less than a week after meeting for five hours with angry residents, Columbia County commissioners announced Friday they will delay mailing out the bills for the county's stormwater utility.

Teachers use GIFT for class

Familiar face takes reins

Airport ignores funding

Sauce sales spark debate
NORTH AUGUSTA - While Sam's Club and Wal-Mart continued Friday to defend a decision to take Maurice Bessinger's famous barbecue sauce off their shelves, North Augustan Tony Carr drove to Columbia and picked up 15 cases of the ``Carolina Gold'' to sell on the Internet.

Many rural counties are languishing
For 32 years, Probate Judge Edith Ingram has been perched on her bench hearing Hancock County's problems firsthand.

Arts festival exceeds expectations
On one stage a troupe of girls commanded the audience with the hops and bounces of traditional Irish dances.

Police dispute leads to death
A 47-year-old Grovetown man was shot and killed by a Columbia County sheriff's deputy Saturday after, police say, he fired at them from his residence.

Proposal aims to bring state together
Georgia has long been recognized as a tale of two cities - its metro areas thriving, its rural areas lagging.

Airport ignores funding
Imagine what an extra $10 million from the Federal Aviation Administration in the past 10 years could have done for Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field:

City will negotiate with administrator

Teachers use GIFT for class
ATLANTA - Melissa Rayford, a veteran ninth-grade science teacher, happily traded in her cherished summer vacation for a lab coat.

City will negotiate with administrator
Augusta Commissioners banded together Friday to try to keep City Administrator Randy Oliver from leaving Augusta for a similar position in Greenville, S.C.

Across the area

Shooting suspects denied bail
Two men charged with a drive-by shooting on Central Avenue earlier this week were denied bail Friday.

School system questions stormwater fee

Police dispute leads to death

Industry to fight fees law

County puts tax issues before voters
Two separate referendums going before Richmond County voters Tuesday could determine whether taxpayers will spend a penny less at the cash register or a few dollars more on their property taxes - all in the name of progress.

Court to hear recycling plant dispute
ATLANTA - A long-standing dispute over plans to build a mega-recycling plant in South Georgia's Wheeler County probably will be heard by the state Supreme Court later this year, lawyers on both sides of the case said this week.

SRS opens its doors to family, fun
Thousands of children finally got a chance Saturday to see where their parents worked.

Across the area

Klan draws small audience
Claiming need to promote `white rights,' group marches through Burnettown, attracting few supporters, recruits

Military honors soldiers

Sauce sales spark debate

Commission will hear conflict of interest debate
A subcontractor who made $23,200 worth of federally subsidized repairs to the home of the city housing director's mother will not be paid until conflict of interest concerns are aired publicly at a commission meeting.

Court to hear recycling plant dispute

Crafts fair continues

Ceremony honors forgotten soldiers
BURNETTOWN - Maynard Whitehouse sees it as a $100 donation to honor his friend, who would be pleased to know schoolchildren are learning about what he did in the Korean War.

Familiar face takes reins
ISt. Joseph Hospital might be stealing a line from the British rock band The Who: ``Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.''

Commission will hear conflict of interest debate

Klan draws small audience

Army assures retirees on health care
Fort Gordon officials assuaged retirees' concerns about health care when they held a town hall meeting on the post Friday evening.

Proposal aims to bring state together

School system questions stormwater fee
Columbia County's school system has nearly 3 million square feet of impervious surface in Martinez and Evans.

Many rural counties are languishing

Suspended officer gets reinstated
JOHNSTON, S.C. - A suspended Johnston police officer was reinstated Friday after being cleared of allegations that he planted evidence and lied in court.

SRS opens its doors to family, fun

Ceremony honors forgotten soldiers

Arts festival exceeds expectations

Crafts fair continues
The Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival continues today from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and concludes Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. in downtown Augusta. The event features seven stages of fine-arts performances, with featured artists from the Hispanic community, ethnic food and arts and crafts. Admission costs $3.

License for home revoked
AIKEN - The state license for an elderly care home shut down by officials Thursday has been revoked, and the owners have been fined $10,000, an official said Friday.

Industry to fight fees law
ATLANTA - The Georgia Cemetery Association is trying to win in court what it lost in the General Assembly: unrestricted ability to set fees and determine refunds.

License for home revoked

Across the area
A fifth-grader at Meadowbrook Elementary School was arrested Friday on a charge of taking a knife to school. The pupil, 11, apparently found the blade - which was attached to brass knuckles - in his father's drawer, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Department.

Redskins Conway could miss game

Falcons' start could signal end

Mrs. Earlie Oakman
AIKEN - Mrs. Earlie B. Oakman, 80, of Community Drive, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Doris Echols
BARCO, N.C. - Mrs. Doris Couch Ward Echols, 95, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City.

Mrs. Mary Earhart
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mrs. Mary Cortwright Earhart, 52, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000.

Mrs. Irene Long
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Irene Bohler Long, 82, of Long Road, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Lake Crossing Health Care, Leah.

Mrs. Gladys Nead
Mrs. Gladys Nead, 75, of Orange Street, died Tuesday, September 12, 2000, at Beverly Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Mahlena Jordan
EATONTON, Ga. - Mrs. Mahlena Padgett Jordan, 82, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Anthony Wadley
Mr. Anthony Wadley, 61, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Nina Drake
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Nina J. Drake, 87, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Emanuel County Nursing Home.

Mr. Saint Rooks Sr.
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Saint Elmo Rooks Sr., 89, of Clarks Mill Road, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Robert Carver
Mrs. Robert C. ``Boomerang'' Carver, 57, of April Drive, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Rose Lovett
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mrs. Rose Bazemore Lovett, 83, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Syl-View Health Care Center.

Mrs. Xara Terrell
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mrs. Xara deBeaugrine Terrell, 100, of East Main Street, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Warrenton Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Margaret Lawton
ESTILL, S.C. - Mrs. Margaret ``Peggy'' Lawton, 82, of North Lawton Avenue, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Frettie Royal
GIRARD, Ga. - Mrs. Frettie Royal, 89, of Oglethorpe Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Mildred Fulcher
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Mildred Hill Fulcher, 94, of East Eighth Street, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at Burke County Hospital.

Mrs. Emma Bearden
HEPHZIBAH - Mrs. Emma J. Cutchin Bearden, 71, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000.

Mrs. Jenelle Vinson
Mrs. Jenelle Hankinson Vinson, 50, of Mike Padgett Highway, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. E.T. Jones
Mr. E.T. ``Ball'' Jones, 63, of Evans, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. P.W. Latimore
WADLEY, Ga. - Mr. P.W. Latimore, 63, of Stevens Street, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at Jefferson Hospital, Louisville.

Mrs. Clarice Barrett
Mrs. Clarice Barrett, 96, of Augusta, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Arthur McDaniel Jr.
GRANITEVILLE - Mr. Arthur J. ``A.J.'' McDaniel Jr., 71, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, in Aiken.

Mr. Nathaniel North
LITHONIA, Ga. - Mr. Nathaniel North, 76, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Emory Eastside Medical Hospital, Snellville.

Mrs. Virginia Eubanks
WOODBRIDGE, Va. - Mrs. Virginia Farmer Eubanks died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Woodbridge Nursing Center.

Mr. Edward Wingrove
Mr. Edward A. Wingrove, 62, of Collierwood Way, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Mose Eitson
Mr. Mose Eitson, 66, of Shio Court, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. James Looney
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. James Carl Looney, 51, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Mr. Lowell Myers
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Lowell G. Myers, 68, of Robin Road, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Rita Monroe
Mrs. Rita R. Monroe, of Evans, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Frances Beeland
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Frances Phermelia Angles Beeland, 90, of Richland Avenue, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Ralph Hinton Sr.
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Ralph E. Hinton Sr., 69, of Old Aiken Road, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Willie Samuels Sr.
WAGENER - Mr. Willie ``Ike'' Samuels Sr., 76, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

Mr. Richard Kolb Jr.
DULUTH, Ga. - Mr. Richard Francis Kolb Jr., 83, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Augusta.

Mr. Hugh Fleming Sr.
ATLANTA - Mr. Hugh Armstrong Fleming Sr., of Parkside Drive, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Piedmont Hospital.

Mr. William Smith
Mr. William C. ``Smitty'' Smith, 75, of Augusta, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Mrs. Marion Malane
Mrs. Marion Faye Goodwin Malane, 81, of Evans, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. E.T. Jones
Mr. E.T. Jones, 63, of Evans, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Nathan Strom
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Mr. Nathan Strom, 47, of Rosa Hill Street, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Edgefield County Hospital.

Mr. Philip Flickinger
Mr. Philip N. Flickinger, 79, of Mike Padgett Highway, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Robert Carver

Mr. William Smith

Mrs. Mahlena Jordan

Mrs. Rose Lovett

Mr. E.T. Jones

Mrs. Mary Earhart

Mr. Saint Rooks Sr.

Mr. Mose Eitson

Mr. Nathan Strom

Mr. Richard Kolb Jr.

Mr. Anthony Wadley

Mrs. Gladys Nead

Mr. Lowell Myers

Mr. Edward Wingrove

Mrs. Clarice Barrett

Mr. Arthur McDaniel Jr.

Mr. Nathaniel North

Mr. Ralph Hinton Sr.

Mrs. Frettie Royal

Mrs. Doris Echols

Mrs. Irene Long

Mrs. Frances Beeland

Mrs. Margaret Lawton

Mrs. Mildred Fulcher

Mr. Willie Samuels Sr.

Mrs. Marion Malane

Mr. E.T. Jones

Mr. Philip Flickinger

Mrs. Jenelle Vinson

Mr. Hugh Fleming Sr.

Mrs. Rita Monroe

U.S. tops South Korea in women's basketball

Ceremonies worthy of gold

Aussies not so different

Augusta rowers off to slow start

Olympic athlete is a spectator this year

Sydney is transformed into an 'Olympic community'

U.S. finishes fourth in women's triathlon

Postcard from Sydney

Clinton still drives writer ballistic
Since the country is in the midst of deciding who will be the next president, I have regarded the current president as irrelevant. I had no intention of paying him much attention, much less reacting to what the goofy guy says or does.Frank Murphy, Aiken

Kent: Memo to two commissioners; Strom & JB
Wouldn't you agree that our community is at an important crossroads now that Augusta Administrator Randy Oliver is pulling up stakes and taking a similar, higher-paying job in Greenville? He helped guide us for four years over many rocky shoals after the city and county consolidated. And while no one's perfect, Oliver tried to offer information and choices for the 10-member Augusta Commission before it voted on everything from policy issues to job applicants.

Sisler: Many worship a god no one knows
MORE THAN 1,000 religious and spiritual leaders from all the major faiths were at the United Nations in recent days, participating in the Millennium World Peace Summit. Leaders were invited from Hinduism, Sikhism, Shintoism, Judaism, Taoism, Christianity, Islam, Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, and Confucianism.

Some questions that minorities need answered
Richmond County's minority community is facing its most important political race since consolidation. We ought to be asking the candidates for sheriff some important questions about the kind of department they are going to establish. Don't you agree that we need answers to the following questions? Otis A. Smith, Augusta

Al Gore contrary to Jesus' teachings
Periodically over the years Vice President Al Gore has found it necessary to reinvent himself. In his latest attempt, Mr. Gore claims (according to The Chronicle, Aug. 30) that ``he measures his life by asking `What Would Jesus Do,' the message printed on colorful bracelets worn by evangelical youth''. If Mr. Gore is serious about his ``new self,'' if he really is a disciple of Jesus Christ, then he is asserting that Jesus Christ supports the following: Hubert Baker, Aiken

Renew sales tax; it improves city
The Augusta Commission recently completed a most difficult task - putting the 1-cent Special Local Option Sales Tax before the voters on Sept. 19. Tyrone J. Butler, Augusta

Selling out Old Glory is a betrayal
I read your editorial about ``Selling out Old Glory'' with complete shock. Robert P. McConnell Jr., Hephzibah

GOP explains opposition to tax plans
The Richmond County Republican Party executive committee urges voters not to renew the 1 percent Special Local Option Sales Tax and to turn down the bond referendum for drainage projects on Tuesday. Why? Dave Barbee, Augusta

Pet approval policy draws fire
I am a mother, grandmother and adoptive parent of five 4-legged creatures of the canine persuasion and in my opinion the person who approves the adoption of the animals at the Columbia County Animal shelter has no sense whatsoever. Jenny Youngquist, Augusta

Clinton still drives writer ballistic
Since the country is in the midst of deciding who will be the next president, I have regarded the current president as irrelevant. I had no intention of paying him much attention, much less reacting to what the goofy guy says or does. Frank Murphy, Aiken

ASU enrollment dilemma
Changing state regulations governing university admissions have left Augusta State University with fewer students. This is not a small problem for the small school, whose mission is to fill the educational needs of students from the Augusta area.

Consolidate Bush and Daniel fields
Maybe it's time to combine Bush Field and Daniel Field operations. In doing so, we will build and strengthen our air services at one central location. We may even create the window of opportunity for the proposed new and expanded terminal at Augusta Regional Airport. David L. Moretz, Augusta

Jesus critic misses Bible's message
In response to Michael Ledo's Sept. 4 letter, ``Jesus, cult leader, preached hate.'' J.M. Williams, North Augusta

The uninsured crisis
The number of Americans without health insurance has fostered proposals from every political quarter. Interestingly, a Democrat and a Republican - former Colorado Gov. Dick Lamm and Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga. - provide a sensible analysis of the hidden catalyst behind the rising number of uninsured.

Sisler: Many worship a god no one knows
MORE THAN 1,000 religious and spiritual leaders from all the major faiths were at the United Nations in recent days, participating in the Millennium World Peace Summit. Leaders were invited from Hinduism, Sikhism, Shintoism, Judaism, Taoism, Christianity, Islam, Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, and Confucianism.

New scandals ignored
While major media outlets were busy dwelling on such important stories as whether a Republican Party TV ad that flashed ``RATS'' acro

Webster wrong to endorse successor
If retiring Richmond County Sheriff Charles Webster were any caliber leader, he would not have endorsed any one candidate running to succeed him, as he employs both qualified men seeking his office. He would also allow everyone the privilege to exercise their constitutional right to voice their support, even if it were for Leon Garvin, without retaliation. Larry Hardy, Augusta

Cartoon did not insult Westside High
This letter is in response to the folks who have written to complain about Rick McKee's Aug. 25 editorial cartoon. People spend entirely too much time looking for reasons to be offended, than for reasons to understand what they see and read. M. Zielinski, Martinez

Says `no thanks' to more growth for Harlem
In a recent article in The Columbia County News Times, John Bentley, who is running for mayor, said he is concerned about the lack of growth in Harlem and would like to see more population in the area. Steven Todd Vaughn, Harlem

ACLU ducks fights to help vets
Perhaps the American Civil Liberties Union protects the freedom of the press; however, I wish to take exception to the remainder of Hoyt Goodson's Sept. 10 letter. I hope that he read the letter just underneath his by R. Parker. That bears more of the truth. Russ Mobley, Thomson

Special needs students are punished
I read with interest the article concerning the special education student in Burke County who was expelled for pushing a teacher. David J. Bell, Beech Island

Sales tax serves community well
Augusta-Richmond County residents have two big decisions to make Tuesday and it's sad to report that election officials expect only about 10-to-15 percent of registered voters to participate. That's about the same paltry percentage which turned out in three previous special elections on the 1-cent special local option sales tax.

Kent: Memo to two commissioners; Strom & JB
Wouldn't you agree that our community is at an important crossroads now that Augusta Administrator Randy Oliver is pulling up stakes and taking a similar, higher-paying job in Greenville? He helped guide us for four years over many rocky shoals after the city and county consolidated. And while no one's perfect, Oliver tried to offer information and choices for the 10-member Augusta Commission before it voted on everything from policy issues to job applicants.

How to curb oil price rises
Oil prices keep reaching new heights, fueling concerns that the global economy will head into a recession as the cost of manufacturing and delivering goods rises.

Overtime

There's no room for bias

Stewart's edge might be restricted

Overtime

Sound off on sports letters

Mayo exhibition in Augusta

Exhibit captures art of sports

Outdoors calendar

Day offers celebration of heritage

Outdoors calendar

Taxis come with Internet service
NEW YORK - OK, Internet junkies. Where do you Yahoo!? Do you do it at your home? At work? How about in back of a purple cab?

Apple releases test of new OS X
PARIS - Apple Computer Chief Steve Jobs on Wednesday released a long-awaited public test version of OS X - an ambitious upgrade of the Macintosh operating system.

Apple releases test of new OS X

Taxis come with Internet service