Furcal's performance defies youth

Braves rout Diamondbacks

Braves hold off Mets rally

Braves notebook

Mets no match for Maddux

Braves notebook

Dog breeds cross new boundaries

North Augusta awards business owner
North Augusta's business community bestowed its top honor to a relative newcomer Monday.

County plans industrial park

Business briefs
NEW YORK - A selloff in blue-chip and technology issues pushed stocks sharply lower Monday, sending the Dow Jones and Nasdaq down more than 100 points apiece.

Warehouse leases factory
A local warehouse company has leased the former Mattel Inc. toy factory in south Augusta, taking the last marketable industrial property from Richmond County economic developers.

Warehouse leases factory

County plans industrial park
The Columbia County Development Authority is mulling over a marriage proposal from a private developer that would provide a dowry of land for industrial development.

Ga. Tech begins righting ship

Bowden not yet satisfied

Gamecocks prepare for Mississippi

South Carolina and Georgia notebook

Georgia Southern notebook

A look at Ga. Tech

A look at USC

Clemson and Georgia Tech notebook

State's suit hurts Aiken workers

Supports Aiken County sales tax

Democrats are restoring slavery

Pet shots not always successful

License bureau service satirized

Brad Owens is school board pick

Boost profs' salaries

Wants Forest Hills course restored

Harry Potter books are good for kids

Area's ridiculous, backward, prudish

Bias - and omission

Care conditions appall

Clinton cannot save anyone from sin

Clinton's Viet trip disgusts him

Why stormwater fee makes him mad

Tax decision day

Understanding Scripture is important

Your style
THE FACTS: Brittany Maddox, 12, an eighth-grader at Tubman Middle School.

In the know
Plaid is one of the trendy looks for fall. This stretch tartan strapless cocktail dress by Burns is $178. The Burns line is carried by Parisian and Nordstrom.

Weighty decision
The frozen food sections of grocery stores are full of high-fat convenience foods, such as fish sticks, french fries and Hungry Man dinners.

Maintaining focus helps dieter achieve some victories
Cathe Beebe is down another 3 pounds and 3 inches since our August follow-up.

DiMarco wins Pennsylvania Classic

Dog breeds cross new boundaries
Almost everyone I know loves dogs, and even if they don't, they won't admit it.

N. Augusta man dead from gunshot wound
A North Augusta man is dead after a bar room argument over who would pay for the beer.

Braves take lead in Mets series
ATLANTA - Well, if it's September, the Atlanta Braves must be beating the New York Mets again.

Your style

Maintaining focus helps dieter achieve some victories

Weighty decision

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.

Aiken celebrates NAACP

Mix-up in destination delays autopsy

Furcal's performance defies youth

N. Augusta man dead from gunshot wound

Across the area
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is continuing its examination of a weekend shooting that killed a 47-year-old Grovetown man.

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

Panel finds cracks in flood plan
After an investigation into the city's flood control and flood prevention ordinances, an Augusta grand jury called on local officials to review regulations surrounding development in flood-prone areas.

Dispute leads to charges
AIKEN - An Aiken man involved in a domestic dispute with his family was arrested Monday after allegedly confronting his son at Schofield Middle School and then running through the building and locking himself in a bathroom, authorities said.

Low voter turnout forecast
lLow voter turnout expected at a special election today could propel a sales tax extension and a new property tax into passage.

Doris Diamonds loses valuable jewel

Penalties can vary for traffic violators
Speeding is illegal all over Georgia and South Carolina, but where you speed can determine how much getting caught will cost.

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.

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.

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.

Penalties can vary for traffic violators

Gordon dribbles on area
Gordon was DOA in Augusta.

Dispute leads to charges

Dog breeds cross new boundaries

Shoreline plan under scrutiny

Panel finds cracks in flood plan

Across the area

Braves take lead in Mets series

Gordon dribbles on area

Low voter turnout forecast

Officials work to combat dumping

Investigation clears campus officers

City cites residents for trash

New Urbanism redesigns cities

Shoreline plan under scrutiny
The Army Corps of Engineers should impose fines, rather than revoke dock permits, for Thurmond Lake residents who violate shoreline use regulations, according to U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood.

Flag debate spreads in Deep South

Board advises airports to ally
An aviation committee will recommend today that the directors of Augusta Regional Airport and Daniel Field be required to find ways to improve the city's airport system.

Across the area

Dog breeds cross new boundaries
Almost everyone I know loves dogs, and even if they don't, they won't admit it.

Neighbors keep an eye on crime

Georgia may give refunds
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Taxpayers throughout Georgia who accidentally overpaid their 1999 state income taxes should receive a collective $5 million in refunds in the coming months.

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

Highway hazards worry counties
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia senior Shannon Makaila had no reason to think a June trip down Georgia Highway 316 would be anything more than routine.

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.

Mix-up in destination delays autopsy
NORTH AUGUSTA - An autopsy is scheduled this morning for a 22-year-old Georgia man who died shortly after a drug raid by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

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.

Investigation clears campus officers
AIKEN - Campus police at the University of South Carolina Aiken followed policies and procedure when they handcuffed three basketball players, pointed a gun at one student athlete and made the three lay on the ground during a drug investigation last month, authorities said Monday.

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

Man dies after pub shooting
NORTH AUGUSTA - An argument at a popular night spot resulted in gunfire Monday night, leaving one man dead.

Georgia may give refunds

Highway hazards worry counties

Falcons notebook

Odd play benefits Falcons

Falcons get first road win

Wife of slain NFL player held without bail

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

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

Mrs. Betty Dunham
ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. - Mrs. Betty Ruth Dunham, 65, of South Central Avenue, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at her residence.

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

Mr. James Hamilton Sr.
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. James Willie Hamilton Sr., 81, of Hospital Road, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mrs. Nora Newcomb
NOGALES, Ariz. - Mrs. Nora Lee Hammack Newcomb, 80, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000.

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

Mr. Ronnie Newman
Mr. Ronnie Gerald Newman, 55, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

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

Ms. Marsha Smith
HEPHZIBAH - Ms. Marsha A. Smith, 47, of Hephzibah-McBean Road, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mr. Wardlaw Davis
WINDSOR - Mr. Wardlaw Davis, 76, of Cedar Road, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at his residence.

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.

Mrs. Annie Ferguson
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Murphy Ferguson, 82, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Harper Nursing Center, Estill.

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

Mrs. Evalyn Hadden
Mrs. Evalyn Woods ``Happy'' Hadden, 83, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at University Hospital.

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

Miss Barbara Stegall
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Miss Barbara Ann Stegall, 56, of Pecky Lane, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Burke County Hospital.

Mr. Mose Eitson
Mr. Mose Eitson, 56, of Shilo Court, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at his residence.

Dr. James Blalock Sr.
AIKEN - Dr. James Calvin Blalock Sr., 68, of Troon Way, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at his residence.

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

Mr. Alvin Jackson Sr.
Mr. Alvin Jackson Sr., 81, of Parks Avenue, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

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

Mr. Xavier Norman
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. Xavier D. Norman, 20, of Murray-Jones Circle, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington.

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. Rufus Taylor Sr.
Mr. Rufus Taylor Sr., of Branch Street, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

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

Mr. Willis F. Usry
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Willis ``Dub'' Usry, 80, of Pine Grove Road, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

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

Mr. Oris Boykin
SUMTER, S.C. - Mr. Oris E. Boykin, 65, of Marilyn Avenue, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Columbia.

Mr. Joseph Brewer Sr.
BEECH ISLAND - Mr. Joseph P. Brewer Sr., 76, of Coastal Drive, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mrs. Mattie Robinson
SARDIS, Ga. - Mrs. Mattie Jenkins Robinson, 91, of Perry Avenue, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Screven County Hospital.

Mrs. Alice Spires
Mrs. Alice Boyett Spires, 88, of Martinez, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. David Jenkins
NEWINGTON, Ga. - Mr. David Ellis Jenkins, 45, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah.

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

Mrs. Rose Guiliana
Mrs. Rose F. Guiliana, 90, of Merrymont Drive, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at her residence.

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

Mr. Carl Spivey Sr.
Mr. Carl ``Tim'' Spivey Sr., 66, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Betty Smith
Mrs. Bettye O. Smith, 70, of Old Evans Road, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at her residence.

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

Mr. Ronnie Newman

Mr. Wardlaw Davis

Mr. Willis F. Usry

Mr. Ronald Brennan

Mrs. Jessie Wiley

Mr. Monroe Aldridge

Mr. David Jenkins

Mrs. Evelyn Screen

Dr. James Blalock Sr.

Mrs. Irene Wherry

Mrs. Nora Newcomb

Mrs. Anne Barnes

Mrs. Billie Owens

Mrs. Alice Spires

Mrs. Evalyn Hadden

Mr. Alvin Jackson Sr.

Mrs. Betty Dunham

Mrs. Rose Guiliana

Ms. Marsha Smith

Mr. Oris Boykin

Mr. William Cawley

Miss Barbara Stegall

Mr. Joseph Brewer Sr.

Mr. James Hamilton Sr.

Mr. Carl Spivey Sr.

Mr. Rufus Taylor Sr.

Mrs. Maude Dallas

Mr. Xavier Norman

Mrs. Virginia Lowe

Mrs. Mattie Robinson

Mr. Philip Flickinger

Mr. William Morris

Mrs. Bertha Dooley

Mr. Gary Reingardt

Defense propels Viloria to win

Dickel making most of opportunity

Weightlifter to shed pounds before lifting weights

Milton big part of women's U.S. basketball

Aussies a laid back bunch

Postcard from Sydney

Augusta rowers advance

Rowers have yet to make mark

Postcard from Sydney

Nott wins silver

U.S. wins lengthy baseball game

Weightlifter focused on Olympic medal

U.S. boxers remain undefeated

U.S. men's basketball team is no 'Dream Team'

Postcard from Sydney

Woman weightlifter dealing with Olympic pressure

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

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

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

State's suit hurts Aiken workers
South Carolina Attorney General Charlie Condon should be ashamed of himself. It also appears to me he's shooting himself in the foot. Johnny Hensley, Augusta

Tax decision day
The decisions on two tax referenda that Augusta voters make today will likely have a larger impact on their lives and pocketbooks than all the ballots they'll cast Nov. 7.

Pet shots not always successful
This is in response to Glenda Edwards' Sept. 12 letter complaining about the money being spent for the new animal shelter. Judy Ivey, Augusta

Brad Owens is school board pick
As a concerned citizen and parent of Augusta-Richmond County students, I believe our children deserve the best education that our school system can provide. Steven A. Lemon, Augusta

Democrats are restoring slavery
The Democratic Party is hard at work to re-establish slavery in this country. Their goal is to make government larger and larger and to keep telling us how we cannot make it without them. They are willing to provide us security if we are willing to give up our freedom. E.F. Purvis, Martinez

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

Boost profs' salaries
Dr. Stephen Portch, chancellor of Georgia's university system, received deservedly wide coverage last week when he blamed a soft high school curriculum, coupled with ``a pervasive, anti-intellectual culture in this country,'' for the state's failing grades on SAT and other test scores.

Why stormwater fee makes him mad
As a longtime Columbia County resident, I am indeed mad about the new stormwater utility. I have been reading about it and knew it was coming. Leon Conner Jr., Martinez

Bias - and omission
Bias on the part of the national media continues, highlighted by criticism that The New York Times and three TV networks - ABC, CBS and NBC - took out their microscopes to scrutinize one-30th of a second in a GOP health ad. They also omit more serious stories - also an advantage to the Gore campaign. Consider:

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

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

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

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.

Understanding Scripture is important
As one converted in Christ, I would respond to the Michael Ledos of this world by saying ``Thank you for your input.'' Judy Perry, Augusta

Distemper dogs must be put down
I just read the Sept. 8 letter from Joe Nirenberg and would like to make a point that I think he is missing. Al Denis, Augusta

Clinton cannot save anyone from sin
In Michael Ledo's Sept. 4 letter, he does not complete his scriptural examples. He quoted Luke 14:26 and Matt 10:34-35. In these parables, Jesus was not encouraging disobedience to parents or conflicts within the home. Judith P. Burns, Martinez

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.

Overtime

Daughter of Siphon tops Keeneland session

Burton wins Dura Lube 300

Overtime

Scientists want closer look at asteroids
LONDON (AP) - They may only strike every 100,000 years on average, but life-threatening asteroids could be heading Earth's way, and scientists said Monday they want a closer look.

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.

Communication can help to clear the air
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM ``I have liked this guy for almost two years now, and I told one of my best friends that I really liked him. She's really good friends with him, and I asked her about it and she said that they were only friends. But now she's dating him, and I have no idea what I should do.'' - 17-year-old Aiken girl

Your style

Prayer at the pole
It started with three high school students and has grown to include millions.

Your style
THE FACTS: Brittany Maddox, 12, an eighth-grader at Tubman Middle School.

Communication can help to clear the air

Computer disappears during conference

Scientists want closer look at asteroids