Galarraga's second half season worse than first

Braves notebook

Braves notebook

Braves bury Mets

Mets find cure for Ted-ache

Mets can't bridge psychological gap

Mets avoid sweep

Eatery teams KFC, A&W
The colonel's chicken and a root beer float are now available under one roof in Evans.

Area bank plans eighth branch
Augusta-based Georgia Bank & Trust Co. announced it will build its eighth branch, in the Publix shopping center complex on Fury's Ferry Road.

Area bank plans eighth branch

Business briefs

Business briefs
Tech stocks rally

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Persistent concerns about rising oil prices and their impact on corporate profits sent stocks tumbling Wednesday until a late round of bargain hunting pulled technology issues higher.

Business plan helps minorities
ATLANTA - When Roy Barnes was learning the retail business, he met with his mentors every night at the kitchen for pointers.

Morris Comm. enlists online service
Morris Communications Corp. has aligned with a Kansas-based information technology company that allows consumers to make fraud-free online purchases.

Eatery teams KFC, A&W

Clemson and Georgia Tech notebook

South Carolina and Georgia notebook

Defense is Clemson's best offense

Teams face short week of preparation

Bulldogs anxious for next game

I Dumped Dorsey

Clemson notebook

Georgia notebook

Aiken County schools defended

Zell not a shoo-in

Augusta stories wait to be told

Former governor always a liberal

Corps listening?

Islam wasn't tolerant in the '80s

Islam: Judeo-Christian Bible corrupt

Early August too early for school

Is readiness bad?

America is not a Christian nation

Exciting fringe campaigns ignored

Gore-Lieberman ticket deplored

GOP has cried `wolf' once too often

Cub den leader defends Boy Scouts

Comment on airport cops unjust

Why storm water fee was kept secret

Dressing up fettuccine
Busy families and work schedules make entertaining often impossible. But reader Carol McElmurray of Martinez has come to the rescue with a quick, easy and elegant entree that rivals restaurant fare.

Capsules
Anxious children One out of eight children ages 9 to 17 suffers from an anxiety disorder, but few are diagnosed and those who are are often under-treated.

Small portions
Cooking show The Southern Living Cooking School Show will be held at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

His & Hers
Don't be surprised if your significant other starts stealing your eau de toilette - it doesn't matter whether you're a boy or a girl to some cologne manufacturers these days.

Restaurant serves up song with supper
If you expect them to just haphazardly belt out Happy Birthday, you're in for a surprise.

First Tee golf course to open in April

Woods' worth: $54 million

ASU starts women's golf team

Lynx strengthen defense

Dumont to return for second season

Authorities shut down boy's home
Authorities took custody of 10 residents of the Winner's Circle Group Home on Wednesday, shutting down the home for troubled boys after more allegations surfaced of sex between boys and a counselor.

Police identify shooting victim
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Police have identified the man who was shot and killed at a popular North Augusta night spot Monday as Clifford Wayne Williams, 48, of Athens, Ga. North Augusta Public Safety spokesman Lt. Tim Pearson said police are still seeking the man who shot Mr. Williams in the chest with a revolver at around 8:30 p.m. at the Highlander Pub on Georgia Avenue. He is described as white and between 30 and 40 years old. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a blue T-shirt and blue jeans. Full story

Former Mayor arrested on drug charges
A Former North Augusta Mayor was arrested Wednesday for drug possession and distribution charges.

Homeless Task Force to move location
The Augusta Task Force for the Homeless announced plans Tuesday to move its operation to a new location in November.

Edgefield County Deputy killed in wreck
MONETTA, S.C. - An Edgefield County Sheriff's deputy was killed in a traffic accident Tuesday night while transporting a juvenile to Columbia, South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Jeff Daniels said.

GBI raids city offices
Armed with search warrants, Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents swooped down on city offices Wednesday morning, gathering information about the fire department.

Dressing up fettuccine

Small portions

His & Hers

Restaurant serves up song with supper

Capsules

Hairdresser sentenced in molestation

GBI raids city offices

Police canines face danger nose to nose
Bruno sniffed his way down the luggage conveyor belt, stopping at each of the four black bags lined up like a multiple-choice test.

Care home owners appeal facility's close

New test shows math skills below standard

Center combines job services

Developer addresses concerns
Columbia County's next industrial park became official Tuesday night.

Authorities shut down boy's home

Secret donor helps disabled resident
SAVANNAH - To Darlene Dean, the 14 steps leading to her Tattnall Street apartment are a mountain.

Former mayor arrested

Edgefield County Deputy killed in wreck

Across the area
Richmond County Animal Control officers captured 17 stray dogs at a Black Road residence Tuesday.

Panel names shelter for retiring official

Tax: Sales stays, property goes

Panel names shelter for retiring official
AIKEN - A major part of Aiken County Administrator Bill Shepherd's legacy to the county he has served for nearly nine years is a state-of-the-art animal shelter, Councilwoman Susan Giddings said.

Census response lower than hoped
How well Augustans responded to the U.S. Census depends on whom you ask.

Officials prepare to prioritize spending
Tuesday's election was special for several reasons.

Finance reform draws debate
AIKEN - The only shadow between South Carolinians and the sunshine is Gov. Jim Hodges' pen, an Upstate representative said.

Students hold annual prayer
About 200 students clustered around two flagpoles at Lakeside High School on Wednesday to pray that God's mercy and grace would come to their campus and spread to Georgia and the United States.

Deputy dies in traffic accident
HEAD:Deputy dies in traffic accident; two others injured

Alliance of airports approved

County plans facility for seniors
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Jim Griffith hopes Edgefield County's senior citizens won't have to rub elbows with criminals much longer.

Supporter explains benefits of lottery

Man shot at tavern identified
Police identified the man shot and killed in a North Augusta bar Monday as Clifford Wayne Williams, 48, but were still looking for his killer Tuesday.

Deputy dies in traffic accident

Board moves to limit flood plain building
One of two city ordinances is on its way to becoming more restrictive with the approval of Augusta commissioners.

Barnes' wife backs day-care initiative
Georgia's first lady, Marie Barnes, delivered statistics that unnerved several of Augusta's educators Wednesday.

New test shows math skills below standard
A new state test that measures how well students understand course work, shows eighth-graders need help in math.

Doctor blamed in death

Alliance of airports approved
The Mayor's Joint Aviation Committee reported back to the Augusta Commission on Tuesday with a list of recommendations that airport officials say will help Augusta Regional Airport and Daniel Field work better together.

Doctor blamed in death
AIKEN - Two months after Aiken County settled a wrongful-death lawsuit over an inmate's death inside the county jail for more than $250,000, the executor of the victim's estate has filed a suit against a doctor for ``ignoring clear symptoms'' of pneumonia.

Supporter explains benefits of lottery
Aiken - If the proposed South Carolina lottery is approved by voters in November, it could mean that schools in poor counties could win advanced computer labs, a supporter of the lottery said Tuesday.

Finance reform draws debate

Students hold annual prayer

Parole board frees arsonist after 9 years
An Augusta man convicted of arson in a 1991 homicide was paroled Monday, nine years after the crime.

Former Mayor arrested on drug charges

Former mayor arrested
He was once the top policy maker in North Augusta politics. Now police are saying D. Kim Ledford has been dabbling in a darker arena.

Police canines face danger nose to nose

Across the area
CHARLESTON - For the second year in a row, Nationwide Insurance is seeking a homeowners rate increase in South Carolina.

Deputy's death stuns officers, family

Hairdresser sentenced in molestation
SAVANNAH - A federal judge in Chicago sentenced former Savannah hairdresser Joel Moore to 41 months in prison Tuesday for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy.

Deputy's death stuns officers, family
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Sheriff Billy Parker had the difficult duty Wednesday of telling his deputies that one of their own was dead after a man suspected of drunken driving crashed into his cruiser.

Man shot at tavern identified

Care home owners appeal facility's close
AIKEN - The owners of an elderly care home, whose license was revoked and whose business was locked down, have appealed the state's decision.

Secret donor helps disabled resident

Agents confiscate fire records
The probe of Augusta's government heated up Wednesday as Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents seized records concerning the city's fire department.

Agents confiscate fire records

Officials remove juveniles
Authorities took custody of 10 residents of Winner's Circle Group Home on Wednesday, shutting down the facility for troubled youths after allegations surfaced of sex between boys and a male counselor.

Shooting described in report

Center combines job services
AIKEN - People who are out of work can do more than line up and sign up at what most call the ``unemployment office'' in Aiken.

Across the area

More sites violate law
A computer specialist who allegedly set up a site to download music using a server at Medical College of Georgia has been fired by the school. That kind of music technology has become an increasing headache for the recording industry and a concern for Georgia universities, officials said.

Homeless groups join under 1 roof

Shooting described in report
The 47-year-old Grovetown man shot and killed Saturday by a Columbia County sheriff's deputy had barricaded himself inside his home before the confrontation oc curred, according to a sheriff's office report released Tuesday.

Mets can't bridge psychological gap

Director's pay request prompts debate
Crunched for time amid pending special election poll results, Augusta commissioners came out of closed session Tuesday without rendering a decision concerning the salary of the city's new public works director.

More sites violate law

MCG committee gets staff input

Homeless Task Force to move location

Mets find cure for Ted-ache

County plans facility for seniors

Across the area

Tax: Sales stays, property goes
Preliminary results from Tuesday's special election showed that roadwork and infrastructure improvements will be funded for the next five years, but the bulk of identified drainage work will have to wait awhile.

Barnes' wife backs day-care initiative

MCG committee gets staff input
Wanted by Medical College of Georgia faculty and staff: vision and chief executive officer qualities.

Homeless groups join under 1 roof
Leroy Newby is who many people picture when they think of the homeless.

Officials remove juveniles

Third-down problems concern Reeves

Mr. Robert Spires
FULTON, Miss. - Mr. Robert Lewis Spires, 47, of Red Maple Lane, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Mellie Keller
CAMERON, S.C. - Mrs. Mellie W. Keller, 92, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Anthony Iseral
MARTIN, S.C. - Mr. Anthony Iseral, 32, of Smalls Lane, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Allendale County Hospital, Fairfax.

Mr. David Dupeire Sr.
ROME, Ga. - Mr. David Carl Dupeire Sr., 52, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000.

Alexis Lofton
NIXVILLE, S.C. - Alexis Ruth Lofton, infant daughter of Richard Lofton and Latoya Ruth, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia.

Mr. Robert Tucker
Mr. Robert ``Jerry'' Tucker, 57, of Mike Padgett Highway, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Eugene Hazer
Mr. Eugene W.F. Hazer, 59, of Martinez, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mrs. Deborah Brown
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Mrs. Deborah Mealing Brown died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Jessie Mathis
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - Mrs. Jessie Lee Mathis, of Goodwin Avenue, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Albermarle Hospital.

Mr. Clifford Williams
Mr. Clifford Wayne Williams, 48, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

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

Mr. Ronnie McKie
AIKEN - Mr. Ronnie McKie, 51, of Converse Drive, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Joanne Autry
AIKEN - Mrs. Joanne Autry, 60, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at We Care Residential Center, New Ellenton.

Mr. Thomas Roane
TIGER, Ga. - Mr. Thomas Van Buren ``Tom'' Roane, 69, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, in Augusta.

Mrs. Christine Daniels
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Christine A. Daniels, 61, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Monnie Whitfield
Mr. Monnie L. Whitfield, 69, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mrs. Ethel Pardue
COLUMBIA - Mrs. Ethel ``Mae'' Jones Pardue, 84, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Baptist Hospital.

Mrs. Carolyn Varner
KENNESAW, Ga. - Mrs. Carolyn Varner, 65, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at Kennestone Hospital, Marietta.

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

Mrs. Gladys Hair
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mrs. Gladys Elkins Hair, 82, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Nivars Sarrach
Mrs. Nivars S. Sarrach, 93, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at Windermere Adult Day Health Center.

Mrs. Gaynell Clark
LANGLEY - Mrs. Gaynell Kent Clark, 78, of Pelzer Street, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Eileen Akers
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Eileen Pressley Akers, 76, of Corley Road, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mr. Jurdy Cody
NEWARK, N.J. - Mr. Jurdy W. Cody, 64, of Quitman Street, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Irvin General Hospital.

Mr. Will Davis
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Mr. Will Davis, 74, of Pecan Circle, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Francis Grice
Mr. Francis D. Grice, 90, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at Forest Lake Health Care.

Mrs. Hazel Ricard
Mrs. Hazel Kirby Ricard, 61, of Evans, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Paul Pago
WASHINGTON, Pa. - Mr. Paul J. Pago, 58, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, in Pittsburgh.

Mrs. Gaynell Clark
LANGLEY - Mrs. Gaynell Clark, 78, of Pelzer Street, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Louise Martin
Mrs. Louise Martin, of Hopie Street, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Joe Brown Jr.
WADLEY, Ga. - Mr. Joe Louis Brown Jr., 52, of Battle Street, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Pulaski Nursing Home, Pulaski.

Madarius Rhaney
Madarius Jatavis Rhaney, infant son of Madero J. Rhaney and Tolesa A. Ramsey, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Jasper Jamison
ISLANDTON, S.C. - Mr. Jasper Jamison, 82, of Ashton Road, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Colleton Regional Medical Center, Walterboro.

Mrs. Esther Price
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Esther H. Price, 78, of Margaret Boulevard, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at Swainsboro Nursing Home.

Mr. Harry Hunter
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mr. Harry Hansel Hunter, 74, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Leonard Chisolm
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mr. Leonard Lee Chisolm, 26, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Palmetto Memorial Hospital, Columbia.

Mrs. Edna Logue
Mrs. Edna Akins Logue, 82, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at Windemere Nursing Home.

Mr. Pierre Sturgis
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Mr. Pierre Maurice ``P.M.'' Sturgis died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000.

Mrs. Dora Sims
Mrs. Dora Dorn Sims, of Bryn Mawr Avenue, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Emmie Floyd
BROOKLET, Ga. - Mrs. Emmie Ruth Swint Floyd, 84, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Statesboro.

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

Mrs. Neisha Jones
Mrs. Neisha K. McFarlin Jones, 32, of Birdie Drive, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Shirley Guay
Mrs. Shirley M. Guay, 71, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Gary Cooper Sr.
GROVETOWN - Mr. Gary Cooper Sr., 47, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Anita Anglin
Mrs. Anita Ann Anglin, 38, of Martinez, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Elizabeth Baltzegar
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Elizabeth L. Baltzegar, 80, of Vireo Drive, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Annie McMillan
THOMSON - Mrs. Annie Belle ``Shep'' McMillan, 86, of Cherry Street, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at McDuffie County Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Katherine Bell
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Katherine Johns Bell, 89, of Lee Street, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Evelyn Winning
STATESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Evelyn Theresa Winning, 76, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000.

Mr. Theron Tompkins Jr.
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Theron Wade Tompkins Jr., 22, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Leonard Chisolm

Mrs. Esther Price

Mr. Eugene Hazer

Mr. Jasper Jamison

Mrs. Nivars Sarrach

Mr. Rufus Taylor Sr.

Mrs. Eileen Akers

Mrs. Jessie Mathis

Mrs. Edna Logue

Alexis Lofton

Mrs. Emmie Floyd

Mrs. Ethel Pardue

Mrs. Evelyn Winning

Mrs. Gaynell Clark

Mr. Robert Spires

Mrs. Annie McMillan

Mr. Ronnie Newman

Mrs. Christine Daniel

Mr. Otis Boykin

Madarius Rhaney

Mr. David Dupeire Sr.

Mrs. Anita Anglin

Mrs. Gladys Hair

Mr. Francis Grice

Mr. Jurdy Cody

Mrs. Deborah Brown

Mr. Anthony Iseral

Mrs. Neisha Jones

Mr. Clifford Williams

Mr. Monnie Whitfield

Mr. Gary Cooper Sr.

Mrs. Louise Martin

Mrs. Shirley Guay

Mrs. Carolyn Varner

Mrs. Christine Daniels

Mrs. Gaynell Clark

Mrs. Mattie Robinson

Mr. Ronnie McKie

Mrs. Hazel Ricard

Mrs. Mellie Keller

Mr. Joe Brown Jr.

Mr. Robert Tucker

Mrs. Dora Sims

Mrs. Katherine Bell

Mrs. Elizabeth Baltzegar

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

Payne enjoying life after the Games

U.S. boxers remain undefeated

Weightlifters have ups and downs

Weightlifter focused on Olympic medal

Augusta rowers miss chance for medals

Weightlifter to shed pounds before lifting weights

Men's baseball team starting to look good

Woman weightlifter dealing with Olympic pressure

China defeats U.S. in women's softball

Sites draw U.S. spectators seeking the spirit of Sydney

I Dumped Dorsey

Martin loses in first round of Olympic play

America is not a Christian nation
In his Sept. 11 letter, Milton Gresham laments that we no longer live in a so-called ``Christian America.'' This may come as a surprise to many, but we have never lived in a Christian America. You see, the United States was founded with the notion of religious freedom as a guiding principal. Laura R. Withers, Perkins

Former governor always a liberal
I have been wanting to write ever since the death of U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell, R-Ga. Kenneth Hewett, Harlem

Sen. Tommy Moore rebuts critic
In response to the Sept. 13 letter from Lucille Brewer concerning my voting record. I urge your readers to consider the following: State Sen. Tommy Moore, Clearwater

Forest fires blamed on Clinton-Gore
Regarding James Connell's Sept. 14 Augusta Chronicle letter: He said that two Republicans on Fox News Network blamed the Clinton-Gore administration for so many big forest fires this year. Al Ciarlone, Evans

Exciting fringe campaigns ignored
I am increasingly dismayed at the overtly biased media coverage during this election year. While Democrats and Republicans are generally getting coverage through their sound-bites, public relation releases and staged events, the independent candidates are hardly seen as even a blip on the screen. Susan Leigh Giusto, Augusta

Islam: Judeo-Christian Bible corrupt
I wish to add information to the discussion about Islam and religious intolerance. While Muslims sometimes leave Jews and Christians in peace per the Koran (Islamic Bible), they almost always express much intolerance by saying that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is corrupt. Charles A. Nash, North Augusta

Is readiness bad?
Defense Secretary William Cohen is ``gravely concerned'' at a report that U.S. Army paratroopers, on a peacekeeping mission in Kosovo, abused and beat civilians.

Why storm water fee was kept secret
Thinking about moving to Columbia County? Think again. Do you people who live in the storm water runoff area wonder why it was kept such a secret - until after the July primary? J.K. Smith, Grovetown

Aiken County schools defended
Regarding the Sept. 11 letter by Davis Cheek concerning the Aiken County school superintendent's salary: There are a number of errors in Mr. Cheek's observations that need to be corrected. J. Brock Heron, Aiken

Cub den leader defends Boy Scouts
I have been a leader of a Cub Scout den for the last three years and I serve with pride. In all this turmoil there is one thing that people seem to be overlooking, and that's this: The Boy Scouts of America is an organization based on Christian values. Cherie Lee Portinga, Evans

Augusta stories wait to be told
I wish to acknowledge the positive note that Cynthia Inlow's Sept. 11 letter sounded: Augusta can and should market itself better by lobbying the film industry. Gracie Harison, Augusta

Early August too early for school
I am concerned for Columbia County students who will be starting school Aug. 9, 2001. I strongly feel that starting school then is too early. Sharon O'Rourke, Martinez

Islam wasn't tolerant in the '80s
I have been following the letters about religious tolerance and would like to add to the discussion. Barry Doick, Hephzibah

Comment on airport cops unjust
Regarding the Sept. 12 article about Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field: William C. Farkas, Augusta

Corps listening?
``Thanks to the willingness of so many residents to step forward, get involved and go to work, this shoreline plan will benefit from the best public input of any Corps project I've seen.''

Fight disease with soap
It's pretty disgusting when you think about it: In a recent study by microbiologists, only 36 percent of men compared with 84 percent of women washed their hands after using the toilets during Atlanta Braves home games at Turner Field. Those numbers are lower than a similar study made four years ago.

Zell not a shoo-in
Democrat Zell Miller, appointed to be Georgia's U.S. senator after the death of Sen. Paul Coverdell, R-Ga., is not positioned to be the shoo-in on Nov. 7 that he'd like to think. This is borne out in an interesting statewide survey conducted by the respected Atlanta-based Ayres, McHenry and Associates polling firm.

Sydney vs. Atlanta
Sports fans are aware of the basically friendly rivalry in the Olympic medal chase between Australia and the United States. But there's a not-so-friendly rivalry brewing between Sydney, this year's Olympic host city, and Atlanta, the 1996 host.

Voters few, but smart
Augusta-Richmond County's special election turnout Tuesday was distressingly low - only 11,000 voters, or 13 percent of those registered. However, they were well informed on the two referenda and, we believe, made the right choices: renewing the 1-cent local option sales tax for the third time and turning down a property tax increase.

Gore-Lieberman ticket deplored
Here they go again. First we learn that (Democrat presidential candidate) Al Gore is a slum lord with poor families living in filthy conditions on his property in Tennessee. Keith Shafer, Augusta

GOP has cried `wolf' once too often
Regarding The Chronicle's Sept. 19 editorial, where you claimed the TV networks are biased in not disclosing problems about the ``Gore campaign,'' in particular, and about the ``Clinton administration,'' in general: Carl S. Champlin, Aiken

Race cars too fast

Formula 1 race much anticipated

Overtime

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Atlantis returns to Earth in pre-dawn darkness
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Atlantis and its crew of seven swooped through the pre-dawn darkness and landed Wednesday, ending a successful mission to outfit the international space station.

Crew packing up for landing
SPACE CENTER, Houston - Nearing the end of a jam-packed 12-day mission to outfit the expanding international space station, Atlantis' astronauts closed up their space shuttle Tuesday to return home.

Atlantis returns to Earth in pre-dawn darkness

Crew packing up for landing