Braves notebook

Braves notebook

Offense explodes on Expos

Maddux blanks Expos

Cleanliness is the key to success

Workers show concern over recall

Standing behind their work
A congressional investigation this week revealed tests performed by Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. may have shown there were problems with its recalled tires as early as 1996.

Pocket change
LESS FOR MORE: Faced with rising labor and rent expenses, high-end restaurateurs in New York are finding that one way to increase profits is to shrink portion sizes, Crain's New York Business reports.

Houses can be pest-free without chemical treatments
Thanks to a growing awareness of environmental and health hazards, many home pest-control businesses are moving away from the routine, indiscriminate use of pesticides

On the move
Jennifer Rendell Bowen and Phinizy Davis have joined MAU Inc. as account executives in sales and marketing.

Pocket change

Houses can be pest-free without chemical treatments

Workers show concern over recall
Q: What did you think when you heard about the recall?

Standing behind their work

Area workshops offer business planning tips
Tuesday: Small Business Tax Tips; Small Business School; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; University of Georgia Business Outreach Services/Small Business Development Center; 1054 Claussen Road; $30; call 737-1790.

Clemson exploits holes in Virginia's defense

S.C. notebook

Bulldogs blank Mexico State

A memorable day

Gamecocks rally for win in final minutes

Gamecocks in Top 25

Fox News Network fair, not slanted

`Media account' merited?

Hands off oil reserve

Was it worth $52 million?

Crime facilitators won't compromise

Wants para-pros back in classroom

Forget Clinton; he's not running

Barbecue sauce politics

Survey ignores deaths from `legalized murder'

Letter's hate, bigotry frightens tolerance advocate

Pet Control veterinarian responds to Animal Control critics

Augusta Parks chief answers critics

Give Animal Control vet a chance

Gore can't clear Clinton's shadow

Columbia Co. `rain tax' fix was in

Steam-driven
ELBE, Wash. - Whistle at Mount Rainier. Steam alongside Mineral Lake. Chug across spectacular bridges and through lush forests. Clickety-clack beside magnificent meadows.

Personal touches brighten home
Six blue-on-white china plates, a Valentine's gift from John Occhipinti to his wife, Shauna, hang in the dining room of their Springlakes home.

Beware the Olympic sneeze
While a few lucky Americans are coming home from Sydney with the gold, quite a few more could return with a cold - or worse yet, the flu.

In the know
CHILD PRODIGIES: Dick Clark Productions is seeking profoundly gifted children ages 10-12 to compete in an academic tournament for the TV show The Smartest Kid in America 2 on the Fox network.

Guests can pay own way
Dear Carson: Our daughter is graduating from college and will be commissioned in the Air Force on the same day. She wants to invite several people from out of state, mostly family and friends.

Book takes controversial look at lost continent
``The Garden of Eden was not in Asia, but on a now-sunken continent in the Pacific Ocean.''

Aiken native remembered for her character
Editor's note: Aiken was the first city in South Carolina to adopt the Character First program, a burgeoning movement to teach the value of good character.

Play brings `Music' to audience's ears
It was a dark and stormy night. But that didn't stop more than 500 theater lovers Friday from attending the opening of The Augusta Players production of The Sound of Music. Their reward was a nearly flawless evening of musical theater.

Leonard wins first Texas Open

Georgia, S.C. tied in Regions Cup play

Leonard pulls ahead with two-shot lead in Texas Open

South Carolina reclaims cup

Midland Valley gets first win

Week's best in prep football

Laney remains undefeated

Ex-Lynx goalie has a shot with NHL's Edmonton

Cleanliness is the key to success
We all endure criticism. For example, my co-workers' latest effort at taunting is to make fun of my desk.

Beware the Olympic sneeze

Aiken native remembered for her character

Book takes controversial look at lost continent

Personal touches brighten home

Play brings `Music' to audience's ears

Guests can pay own way

In the know

Event captures wild blue yonder

Experts push master plan for airport
It's tough trying to bring an airport into the 21st century, especially when that airport's layout plan dates back to the Nixon administration.

Parents question son's death
A week after her son's death, Marilyn Cooper is haunted by the last conversation she had with him.

Across the area

Women rally for guns

Area counties increase gun permits
For more than 20 years, Mike Askew has never left home without it.

Across the area

Play brings 'Music' to audience's ears

Officials consider flood fix

Branch colleges prosper

JAKES boosts safe hunting

Officials seek to finalize plan for dam
Three area governments and a South Carolina utility are in the final stages of an agreement under which the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam could be transferred to local ownership - and eventually repaired.

Area counties increase gun permits

Parents get ugly on fields
AIKEN - Every time Pete Sampson ties his shoelaces before a baseball game, a blur of bad headlines about violence on the playing field is almost enough to make him unlace them.

Play brings 'Music' to audience's ears
It was a stormy night. But that didn't stop more than 500 theater lovers Friday from attending the opening of The Augusta Players' production of The Sound of Music. Their reward was a nearly flawless evening of musical theater.

Genes get credit for longevity

Parents question son's death

JAKES boosts safe hunting
AIKEN - When the clouds parted Saturday, more than 250 children and their parents converged at the Savannah River Site Recreational Complex to enjoy a day in the sun and learn about wildlife conservation.

Officials seek to finalize plan for dam

Experts push master plan for airport

Black voters see numbers rise

A memorable day

Wounded suspect in `satisfactory' condition
AIKEN - A man shot while allegedly attempting to burglarize a Sumter Street home in Aiken is in satisfactory condition at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, a hospital spokeswoman said Saturday.

Water needs loom for Aiken County

Black voters see numbers rise
As they sang We Shall Overcome, the solemn crowd revisited a turbulent era in American history Saturday afternoon, a time when civil rights activists staged sit-ins and were beaten and jailed fighting for a right more and more blacks now are taking advantage of.

Water needs loom for Aiken County
AIKEN - Aiken County's 22 water districts can pump close to 50 million gallons a day.

Event captures wild blue yonder
Parker Howell twirled around his toy fighter plane in the air, mimicking the loops and dips of the show above him.

Across the area
BARNWELL - Schools in Barnwell County are closed today and Tuesday after heavy downpours Friday left Barnwell Elementary School flooded, officials said.

Across the area
Several businesses are teaming up to help victims of domestic violence.

Branch colleges prosper
Jonathan White marvels at the grab bag of instructors that he's had during his college career.

Officials suspect arson in Sunday house fire
Officials say they believe a fire that destroyed the interior of an Augusta home Sunday was set intentionally.

Genes get credit for longevity
Elizabeth Tuttle sits in a chair next to an antique stand with shelves covered by pairs of small glass and porcelain shoes.

Parents get ugly on fields

House sitting
Lionel D. Sevier waits for a customer as he sells homemade birdhouses at the South Augusta Flea Market. He says he has been building birdhouses for 30 years. ``It gives me something to do'', he said. ``I don't want to sit around getting old.''

Wounded suspect in `satisfactory' condition

Women rally for guns
RED BANK, S.C. - She was only 2 when it happened, and Dianne Sawyer does not remember the night her father chased her mother into the yard and killed her with a baseball bat.

House sitting

Officials consider flood fix
Since flash floods swept through parts of the city June 20, the homes on Dominion Court and Dominion Way in west Augusta's Commonwealth subdivision have been at the center of flood relief activities.

Falcons notebook

Falcons see chance to fly

Lineman accepts blame

Hopes gone in blink of eye

Ms. Vallie Warthen,
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Ms. Vallie Will Warthen, a housekeeper, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at Washington County Regional Medical Center. Ms. Warthen, of Jordan Mill Road, was 100.

Mr. Nathan Brown Sr.
Mr. Nathan Baskin Brown Sr., 76, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Henry Heffernan
Mr. Henry Joseph Heffernan, 93, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Etta Benton
KITE, Ga. - Mrs. Etta Reynolds Benton, 67, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center, Swainsboro.

Mr. James Shields Sr.
Mr. James F. ``Dink'' Shields Sr., 73, of Augusta, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Dorothea Porter
AIKEN - Mrs. Dorothea Kenner Porter, 84, of Cumberland Hills, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000.

Mrs. Esther Peavy
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mrs. Esther Beasley Peavy, 87, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Screven County Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Vinson
THOMSON - Mrs. Mary Ruth Vinson, 78, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000.

Mrs. Mary Vinson
THOMSON - Mrs. Mary Ruth Vinson, 78, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000.

Mr. J. Garnett Newton Sr.
MILLEN, Ga. - Mr. J. Garnett Newton Sr., 87, of Newton Road South, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Jenkins County Hospital.

Mr. James Reeves
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. James Conley ``Jimmy'' Reeves, 69, of Brentwood Drive, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Burke County Hospital.

Mr. Kacy Freeman
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. Kacy Lamont Freeman, 27, of U.S. Highway 220 East, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington.

Mr. Luther Hicks Sr.
AIKEN - Mr. Luther W. Hicks Sr., 65, of Washington Circle, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at his residence.

Ms. Fannie Mack,
LOUISVILLE - Ms. Fannie Paschel Mack died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at Old Capital Inn Nursing Home. She was 101.

Mrs. Marie Wright
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Marie Wright, 78, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Rita Youmans
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Rita Nichols Youmans, 84, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Bethany Home for Ladies, Vidalia.

Mrs. Mattie Brown
WRENS, Ga. - Mrs. Mattie L. Brown, 91, of Sterling Street, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at McDuffie County Regional Medical Center, Thomson.

Ms. Angela Hyman
WRENS, Ga. - Ms. Angela Smith Hyman, 33, of Baltimore Drive, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Hugh Mitchem
MANTACHIE, Miss. - Mr. Hugh Mason Mitchem, 65, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo.

Connie Miller
MODOC, S.C. - Connie Lynne Miller, infant daughter of P.L. and Olyvia A. Miller, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Mattie Chapman
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Mattie Perkins Chapman, 79, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mrs. Josephine Sudduth
JACKSON - Mrs. Josephine Hughes Sudduth, 75, of Thomas Street, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. James DeLoach
Mr. James Alford DeLoach, 79, of Martinez, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Arrington
Mrs. Mary Arrington, 84, of Augusta, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Marion Herman
Mr. Marion J. Herman, 86, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. James Musselwhite Sr.
WINDSOR - Mr. James Millard Musselwhite Sr. died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Mattie C. Hall Nursing Home, Aiken.

Miss Margaret Tancredi
Miss Margaret Tancredi, of Augusta, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Margaret Bolton
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mrs. Margaret Doyle Bolton, 62, of Plantation Road, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Statesboro.

Mr. Henry Luchie
AIKEN - Mr Henry Luchie, 55, of Wyman Street, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Kimberly Rogier
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Kimberly Rogier, 36, of Lake Murray Drive, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Willie Powell
MOBILE, Ala. - Mrs. Willie Carter Powell, 65, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000.

Marquan Minnick
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Marquan Minnick, the infant son of Michael Harlin and Erica Minnick, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000.

Mr. John Jackson Jr.
THOMSON - Mr. John D. Jackson Jr., 35, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at McDuffie County Hospital.

Mrs. Frances Hom
Mrs. Frances Joe Hom, 83, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Clarence Scott Jr.
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Mr. Clarence F. Scott Jr., 77, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. E.T. Pendrey
Mr. E.T. ``Gene'' Pendrey, 64, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Marie Wright
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Marie Wright, 78, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Anne Purnell
ROYERSFORD, Pa. - Mrs. Anne Warth Purnell, 69, of Foxcroft Circle, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Paoli Memorial Hospital, Paoli.

Mr. Thomas Smith Jr.
SAVANNAH - Mr. Thomas C. Smith Jr., 70, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Azalealand Nursing Home.

Mr. Bobby Chanclor
GIBSON, Ga. - Mr. Bobby Everett Chanclor, 67, of Springs Road, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at McDuffie CountyRegional Medical Center, Thomson.

Mr. Eli Quiller
Mr. Eli Jack Quiller, 72, of Barry Drive, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Ms. Angela Hyman

Mrs. Mary Arrington

Mrs. Mattie Brown

Mr. John Jackson Jr.

Ms. Fannie Mack,

Mrs. Willie Powell

Mrs. Mary Vinson

Mr. Kacy Freeman

Connie Miller

Marquan Minnick

Mr. Hugh Mitchem

Mr. Clarence Scott Jr.

Mrs. Mary Vinson

Mrs. Esther Peavy

Mr. Luther Hicks Sr.

Mrs. Kimberly Rogier

Mrs. Mattie Chapman

Mr. J. Garnett Newton Sr.

Mrs. Josephine Sudduth

Mr. Thomas Smith Jr.

Mr. E.T. Pendrey

Mrs. Rita Youmans

Mr. James Musselwhite Sr.

Mr. Bobby Chanclor

Mr. James Reeves

Mrs. Frances Hom

Mr. James Shields Sr.

Mr. Nathan Brown Sr.

Ms. Vallie Warthen,

Mrs. Margaret Bolton

Mr. Henry Luchie

Mrs. Etta Benton

Mrs. Dorothea Porter

Miss Margaret Tancredi

Bondi beach beckons

One down, four to go

Postcard from Sydney

Little problems appear in Sydney

Gainesville basketball player has eyes on Gold

American rowers disappointed

Leeper's competition ends early

Gold medalist leads U.S. women's basketball team

Postcard from Sydney

Strong dollar good for Americans

U.S. boxers regain momentum

Volleyball team makes medal move

Women's hoopsters keep on winning

Coach says program is doing well

Kent: Smoke turns to fire; Augusta wage dispute
THE SMOLDERING Augusta special grand jury probe into municipal corruption burst into flames last week. Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents raided now-departed Fire Department Chief Ronnie Few's former offices and came away with reams of finance and purchase records.

Crime facilitators won't compromise
The Chicago Tribune decries the lack of a ``gun safety'' measure. However, nobody has elucidated what good any of the cited measures would do. Michael Mitchell, Martinez

Gore can't clear Clinton's shadow
While many viewed the Democratic National Convention as the ``last hurrah'' for President Clinton, this event set the stage for liberal Al Gore to introduce himself to the voters as ``his own man,'' finally out from the shadows of Mr. Clinton. However, try as he may, I will always think of liberal Bill Clinton when I see Al Gore. Pete Carpenter, Aiken

How Lieberman betrays the Torah
Joseph Lieberman, a man of faith? Trevor Johnson, Augusta

Augusta Parks chief answers critics
Regarding Barbara Wise's Sept. 11 letter: Here is information to clarify questions and concerns about the operation of Hickman Park. Tom Beck Jr., Augusta

Columbia Co. `rain tax' fix was in
Enough already with letters blaming low voter participation at hearings for the ``rain tax.'' That's a lie; what's worse, you know it. Dave Stewart, Grovetown

Response to Jesus critic draws praise
Thank you so very much Erin Greenway for your Sept. 13 response to Michael Ledo's Sept. 4 letter. I am 50 years old and also a Christian and I was appalled by his letter. But I sat back and did nothing. Chris L. Whitley, North Augusta

Wants para-pros back in classroom
My heart goes out to all our teachers. For the most part, they are being taken for granted. After all that they do for the community in general and our kids in particular, we should at least give them the support that they need and deserve.Rev. Roscoe F. Perry, Martinez

Block infanticide trend
You'd think that one point pro-choice and pro-life activists could agree on is that once an infant is outside the womb, it achieves full personhood status and is entitled to the same legal protections and right to life as any other living human.

Bennett deserves salute
The Augusta Better Business Bureau, which serves and protects consumers in our two-state area, grew from childhood to adulthood under the 14-year tenure of retiring President Jere L. Bennett. Before assuming the presidency, though, Bennett had gained experience as a member of the BBB board of directors.

Kent's coverage delights readers
We thoroughly enjoyed the recent coverage columnist Phil Kent did for The Chronicle at the Republican convention in Philadelphia and the Democratic convention in Los Angeles. Faber Hance, Marsha S. Adams, North Augusta

Letter's hate, bigotry frightens tolerance advocate
It was with extreme sadness and a frightening chill that I read R. Parker's letter of Sept. 10. The hatred and bigotry that permeated his words emphasize the fact that blind ignorance still controls the minds of some as we enter the 21st century. Meryl H. Alalof, Martinez

Fox News Network fair, not slanted
Regarding James Connell's Sept. 14 letter criticizing the Fox News Network for allowing guests to state their opinions that the widespread Western forest fires may be caused by Clinton-Gore administration policies. Dale W. Hemman, Evans

Forget Clinton; he's not running
Regarding H. Golabchi's Aug. 21 letter: She was responding to an Aug. 16 letter of mine in which I claimed (GOP presidential candidate) George W. Bush had a lack of experience. Herbert A. Edney IV, Augusta

Kent: Smoke turns to fire; Augusta wage dispute
THE SMOLDERING Augusta special grand jury probe into municipal corruption burst into flames last week. Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents raided now-departed Fire Department Chief Ronnie Few's former offices and came away with reams of finance and purchase records.

Bias hurts non-uniformed students
We teach our son not to discriminate. We also tell him that some people single out people by the color of there skin, by what they look like, and by what people are wearing.Julie Weathersbee, Hephzibah

Was it worth $52 million?
The six-year long Whitewater investigation into President Clinton's and the first lady's business dealings in Arkansas during the late 1970s and early 1980s ended with a whimper this week.

Give Animal Control vet a chance
In response to the two letters dated Sept. 8 slamming new Animal Control Director Dr. Bonnie Bragdon, I would like to say that we need to give her a chance. Dr. Bragdon is a very competent and compassionate veterinarian. Laura Steverson, Hephzibah

`Media account' merited?
The recent search by Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents of the offices of departed Augusta Fire Chief Ronnie Few focused on, among several other items, records for a ``media awards'' account that may have been opened without proper county authorization.

Wal-Mart caves to political pressure
Regarding recent events at local Wal-Mart and Sam's stores, namely the removal of Maurice Bessinger's products from store shelves.Lee Shackelford, Augusta

Pet Control veterinarian responds to Animal Control critics
This is in response to Joe Nirenberg's and Amy Sullivent's letters. Dr. B.L. Bragdon, DVM, MS, Hephzibah

Hands off oil reserve
At least the presidential candidates are talking about something substantive: the price of heating oil and gasoline, which is a hot-button issue with voters.

Barbecue sauce politics
Food Lion is joining Wal-Mart and Sam's Club in urging its 118 supermarkets in South Carolina to remove Maurice Bessinger's popular mustard-based barbecue sauces from their shopping aisles. Other food market outlets may follow their lead to baste the barbecue sauce maker with a taste of economic boycott.

Clinton's Vietnam trip 'delicious'
Few initiatives of the Clinton-Gore administration over the past eight years have been as exciting to me as the president's projected junket to Vietnam. But I am sorry that he will not experience some of the things that made my two trips so memorable. Tom Sutherland, Augusta

Survey ignores deaths from `legalized murder'
Having completed the Republican National Committee's 2000 Critical Issues Survey, legalized murder - abortion and partial birth abortion - was not among them. John Pruden, McCormick

Fewer big bas found in lake

Kenseth wins tuneup at Dover

Overtime

Sound off letters

Stewart sweeps Dover

Shortage of stamps delays hunt

GOP leaders seek drug aid
WASHINGTON (AP) - The two top Republicans in Congress, challenging President Clinton on a campaign issue that favors Democrats, are seeking immediate prescription drug help for low-income Medicare recipients, with additional funds to aid all senior citizens in the future.

NASA's troubled spaceship may never fly
NASA has spent four years and about $1 billion developing a replacement for the space shuttle, with nothing to show for it but a half-built prototype sitting in a Palmdale, Calif., hangar.

Teen hacker get six months
MIAMI (AP) - A teen-age hacker sentenced to six months at a juvenile detention center for invading NASA and Pentagon computers now regrets what he did.

GOP leaders seek drug aid

NASA's troubled spaceship may never fly