Braves notebook

Braves rout Diamondbacks

Braves notebook

Rocker rescues Braves

Postcard time comes to an end

Pocket change

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.

Quick tips

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.

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.

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.

Fort's progress goes untapped

Business briefs

On the move

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.

Gamecocks continue win streak

Bowden not yet satisfied

Tech blasts away Navy

Ga. Tech notebook

Clemson rolls over Wake Forest

A look at Ga. Tech

Clemson notes

A look at USC

Ga. Tech begins righting ship

Georgia Souther rallies for win

Wants Forest Hills course restored

Sales tax serves community well

Supports Aiken County sales tax

Says `no thanks' to more growth for Harlem

Clinton's Viet trip disgusts him

GOP explains opposition to tax plans

Harry Potter books are good for kids

Some questions that minorities need answered

License bureau service satirized

Area's ridiculous, backward, prudish

Jesus critic misses Bible's message

Care conditions appall

Selling out Old Glory is a betrayal

Al Gore contrary to Jesus' teachings

Special needs students are punished

The uninsured crisis

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:

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

DiMarco takes lead at Pennsylvania Classic

DiMarco wins Pennsylvania Classic

Prep football recap

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.

Encounters made astronaut a believer in UFOs

Beyond the beach

Roomy home suits couple's lifestyle

Art of the possible

Old notes should be sent with apologies

Bulldog fans gear up with tailgate tradition

Arts calendar

In the know

Neighbors keep an eye on crime
Prowling thieves are finding easy pickings among the cars parked in Aumond Place, and residents of the upscale neighborhood off Walton Way have had enough.

County puts tax issues before voters

Proposal aims to bring state together

Across the area

Flag debate spreads in Deep South
ATLANTA - As with the Civil War itself, the opening salvo in the ongoing fight over the Confederate flag came in South Carolina.

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

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

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.

Airport ignores funding

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:

Officials work to combat dumping
In the wooded areas in the county, where traffic is light and there are few prying eyes to see, some construction companies dump their building materials - tons at a time.

Officials work to combat dumping

Family tries to understand shooting
Cole Cooper had just walked into his Cooper Road house Saturday afternoon when he heard a gunshot.

City cites residents for trash

Aiken celebrates NAACP
GRANITEVILLE - Only one other thing has defined A.P. Nivens' life as much as teaching school. The 84-year-old Aiken woman has been a stalwart supporter of the NAACP since 1935.

New Urbanism redesigns cities

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.

Aiken celebrates NAACP

Klan draws small audience

Flag debate spreads in Deep South

Teachers use GIFT for class

Doris Diamonds loses valuable jewel

Ceremony honors forgotten soldiers

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.

City cites residents for trash
It's a tale of two trash heaps. One, according to city officials, existed in the form of overgrown grass and dilapidated materials in W.L. Beard's yard at 1414 Ranch Drive and warranted a citation.

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

Across the area
LaGRANGE - A LaGrange woman and her boyfriend have been charged with concealing the death of a fetus.

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.

Doris Diamonds loses valuable jewel
Guarding a wall of glinting crystal, bridal consultant Jane Eiring contemplated the nearness of her final day of work at Doris Diamonds.

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

New Urbanism redesigns cities
ATLANTA - Denise Grabowski has a special appreciation for her home in the Ardsley Park section of Savannah.

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

Neighbors keep an eye on crime

Across the area

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.

SRS opens its doors to family, fun

Police dispute leads to death

Many rural counties are languishing

Arts festival exceeds expectations

Odd play benefits Falcons

Falcons get first road win

Falcons notebook

Falcons' start could signal end

Mrs. Mary Lunceford
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Mary Smalley Lunceford, 84, of Georgia Highway 220 West, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Wilkes Health Care, Washington.

Mr. William Cawley
MACON - Mr. William F. ``Bill'' Cawley, 74, of Latimore Drive, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at his residence.

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.

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

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

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

Mrs. Jenelle Vinson
Mrs. Jenelle Hankinson Vinson, 50, of Mike Padgett Highway, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 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. Gary Reingardt
GROVETOWN - Mr. Gary C. Reingardt, 56, of Wrightsboro Road, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Augusta.

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

Mr. Monroe Aldridge
Mr. L. Monroe Aldridge, 80, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at University Hospital.

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

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

Mr. Mose Eitson
Mr. Mose Eitson, 56, of Shilo Court, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at his 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. William Morris
TENNILLE, Ga. - Mr. William Jessie Morris, 66, of Highway 15 South, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

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

Mrs. Bertha Dooley
SAVANNAH - Mrs. Bertha Dooley, 86, of Larkin Avenue, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Effingham Care Center.

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

Mrs. Virginia Lowe
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Virginia Ruth Lowe, 79, of Morgan Avenue, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000.

Mrs. Anne Barnes
Mrs. Anne S. Barnes, 88, of Brentwood Place, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Billie Owens
DEARING - Mrs. Billie Wheeler Owens, 65, of Printup Street, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Randall Jennings
Mrs. Randall G. Jennings, 60, died Sunday Sept. 17, 2000, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Mr. Ronald Brennan
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Ronald G. Brennan, 72, of Big Oak Drive, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Evelyn Screen
Mrs. Evelyn Green Screen, 83, of Flagler Road, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at her residence.

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Irene Wherry
EULESS, Texas - Mrs. Irene Elizabeth Wherry, of Armond Lane, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Harris Medical HEB Hospital, Bedford.

Mrs. Rita Monroe
Mrs. Rita R. Monroe, of Evans, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 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. Saint Rooks Sr.
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Saint Elmo Rooks Sr., 89, of Clarks Mill Road, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Jessie Wiley
THOMSON - Mrs. Jessie Lee Wiley, 83, of Crobley Street, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

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

Mrs. Maude Dallas
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Maude Wideman Dallas, 75, of Kings Way, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at her residence.

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

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

Mrs. Virginia Lowe

Mrs. Rose Lovett

Mrs. Jenelle Vinson

Mr. Arthur McDaniel Jr.

Mr. Saint Rooks Sr.

Mr. Ralph Hinton Sr.

Mrs. Anne Barnes

Mrs. Doris Echols

Mr. Richard Kolb Jr.

Mrs. Evelyn Screen

Mrs. Clarice Barrett

Mr. Gary Reingardt

Mr. William Smith

Mr. William Morris

Mr. Ronald Brennan

Mrs. Bertha Dooley

Mr. E.T. Jones

Mr. Philip Flickinger

Mrs. Gladys Nead

Mrs. Billie Owens

Mrs. Rita Monroe

Mrs. Irene Wherry

Mrs. Frances Beeland

Mrs. Maude Dallas

Mrs. Margaret Lawton

Mrs. Jessie Wiley

Mr. Nathaniel North

Mr. William Cawley

Mr. Edward Wingrove

Mr. Monroe Aldridge

Mrs. Mary Earhart

Mr. Mose Eitson

Mr. Lowell Myers

Olympic athlete is a spectator this year

Postcard from Sydney

Rowers have yet to make mark

Dickel making most of opportunity

U.S. finishes fourth in women's triathlon

U.S. wins lengthy baseball game

Defense propels Viloria to win

Augusta rowers off to slow start

Nott wins silver

Sydney is transformed into an 'Olympic community'

Postcard from Sydney

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

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.

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

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

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.

License bureau service satirized
We are fortunate to have such an efficient, caring, and service-oriented government serving us. The driver's license bureau in Columbia County is an example of a great service-oriented department provided by our state government. I only had to wait in line for one hour. L.M. Rogers, Martinez

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

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.

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.

Harry Potter books are good for kids
Recently The Chronicle published a letter condemning the Harry Potter books. It was from a very clever fellow who admitted he had not read them.Al Hamilton, Aiken

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

Supports Aiken County sales tax
Believe me, I'm no proponent of excess taxation, but I also know ``there's no free lunch.'' And that's why I support Aiken County's penny sales tax referendum in the November election.Lionel Smith, Aiken

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

Wants slave market out of Louisville
Regarding that old Market Square, Slave Market, or Trading Square, that sits right smack in the middle of Broad Street in downtown Louisville, Ga.:James Ivery, Louisville

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

Overtime spigot shut
The stunning waste of money caused by paying tens of thousands of dollars in overtime to Richmond County public school safety officers was mercifully dealt with by the school board last week.

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

Wants Forest Hills course restored
If you love golf, you must make two trips during your lifetime - one to Augusta to see the Masters and walk the hallowed grounds of the Augusta National Golf Club and one to St. Andrews to play the Old Course. Sonny Pittman, Augusta

Area's ridiculous, backward, prudish
I have been keeping up with the trials and tribulations of Lucy's Love Shop. I think it is absolutely ridiculous how this whole thing is being blown out of proportion. It goes to show how backward and prudish this area really is. Don't we have better things to do than worry about someone selling lingerie and vibrators. Cassandra L. Bayer, North Augusta

Care conditions appall
Richmond County's animal control director was fired for treating dogs less cruelly than the ailing elderly were treated at the Ranson family's residential care home in Aiken.

Clinton's Viet trip disgusts him
Well, it looks like the king will be wearing his new clothes to Vietnam according to the commentary I read in The Chronicle's Sept. 7 editorial. Kevin Key, Augusta

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

Overtime

Burton wins Dura Lube 300

Overtime

Sound off on sports letters

There's no room for bias

Day offers celebration of heritage

Exhibit captures art of sports

Outdoors calendar

Computer disappears during conference
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - A computer belonging to the founder and chairman of a top telecommunications company was believed to have been stolen from a hotel conference room where he had been speaking to journalists.

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?

Computer disappears during conference

Taxis come with Internet service