Braves to face crowd like no other

Glavine masterful in getting No. 20

Braves notebook

Braves notebook

Offense explodes on Expos

Consumers hanker for pearly smile

Street fair to inform businesses
The CSRA Development Cos. and other local organizations are planning a free event to inform small businesses about government-sponsored opportunities - loans, contracts and technical support.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks closed moderately lower Monday after technology stocks were unable to sustain an early rally.

Street fair to inform businesses

Business briefs

South Carolina and Georgia notebook

Georgia Southern notebook

Gamecocks prepare for Alabama

Gamecocks in Top 25

Fans take it to the internet

Wants para-pros back in classroom

Harlem needs to plan for growth

Augusta Parks chief answers critics

Fox News Network fair, not slanted

Who upped oil prices?

Cigarettes don't kill; smokers kill

Barbecue sauce politics

Setback for racists

Much of city inaccessible to disabled

Senior strength
Ann Machovec is dedicated to her workout. At least three days a week she is in the gym before the sun comes up, working every muscle group in her body.

In the know
TV TONIGHT: Buffy the Vampire Slayer returns at 8 p.m. on the WB. In the season opener, Buffy is powerless against Dracula (Rudolf Martin), who turns Xander into one of his minions. In a subplot, Giles considers a return to England.

Treadmills can be used better
It's an awkward title, and some parts are too promotional, but a new book about exercising on a treadmill is likely to find its way into the homes of many treadmill users.

Planning can help with diet
Weight Loss 2000 participant Sabrina Sanchez has lost six pounds since last month.

South Carolina reclaims cup

Leonard wins first Texas Open

Kim wins Safeway Championship

McCarron-Quinn win celebrity event

Lexington ends Aiken win streak

Blackville over Elloree

No. 3 Barnwell stays undefeated

Wardlaw 50, Laurens Academy 6

Consumers hanker for pearly smile
Smiling today? Most people want to.

Scoreboard deemed too small
The Augusta Richmond County Coliseum Authority has determined the civic center scoreboard used for Augusta Stallions arena football games is too small and it wants a bigger one.Full story

In the know

Planning can help with diet

Senior strength

Treadmills can be used better

Drainage gets city's attention
Money left over from this past series of sales tax projects likely will pay for a drainage study of Rae's Creek in the Forest Hills Racquet Club area.

Branch colleges prosper

Areas see rise in counterfeit bills
SAVANNAH - A few years ago, a 21-year-old man was working at a computer retail store in Augusta. During a break, he used a floor-model computer, scanner and color ink-jet printer to make counterfeit money.

Fans take it to the internet

Scoreboard deemed too small

Consumers hanker for pearly smile

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.

Across the area

Voters will decide fate of tax

County considers changes to fees
Columbia County is taking another look at the stormwater utility.

Teens receive second chance
Fort Gordon will be home to hundreds of high-school dropouts looking for a place to turn their lives around.

Boshears Fly-In gets new name, will expand
Hoping to create one of the biggest aviation events in the history of Augusta, Mayor Bob Young has announced the creation of the Boshears Skyfest.

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

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.

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

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.''

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.

Storms, lightning hit area

Consumers hanker for pearly smile
Smiling today? Most people want to.

Genes get credit for longevity

Educators' morale low, leader says

House sitting

City chief will leave Augusta
City Administrator Randy Oliver has accepted a position as the city manager of Greenville, S.C., and will leave Augusta early in November.

Commission OKs salary for director

Voters will decide fate of tax
AIKEN - If county voters decide in November to add a penny to the current 5 cent sales tax, the city will strike its 2 cent hospitality tax.

Educators' morale low, leader says
SMYRNA, Ga. - Declining teacher morale and rising turnover can be remedied by a pay raise, better benefits and a little respect, the leader of the state's second-largest teacher organization said Monday.

Commission OKs salary for director
With a marginal majority and a dose of fiery debate, the Augusta Commission approved an $80,000 a year salary Monday for new Public Works Director Teresa Smith.

Parents question son's death

Across the area
MILLEN - Jenkins County Sheriff Bobby Womack and his wife, Helen, were injured in a two-vehicle wreck near Millen on Sunday.

EPD evaluates Goldberg land

Storms, lightning hit area
The thunderstorm came suddenly to portions of Aiken County, hammering some areas with lightning and rain that fell sideways.

Officials seek to finalize plan for dam

Play brings 'Music' to audience's ears

Area counties increase gun permits

Women rally for guns

Home invasions plague area
fTwo men forced their way into the home of a 62-year-old woman early Sunday morning and robbed her, marking the third home invasion in Augusta since Thursday.

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.

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

EPD evaluates Goldberg land
Contractors paid from Georgia's Superfund program are evaluating the defunct Goldberg property off Gordon Highway for possible state-funded removal of scrap tires, metal and other debris.

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

Drainage gets city's attention

City chief will leave Augusta

Areas see rise in counterfeit bills

Teens receive second chance

Celtics' Paul Pierce stabbed at nightclub

Falcons notebook

Coslet quits as coach of Bengals

Hopes gone in blink of eye

Lineman accepts blame

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

Mrs. Annie Bartley
SALUDA, S.C. - Mrs. Annie Myrtle Rowe Bartley, 80, of Heights Third Avenue, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at her residence.

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

Mr. Hugh Josey
Mr. Hugh F. Josey, 58, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at University Hospital.

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. Marion Strickland Sr.
AIKEN - Mr. Marion Daniel Strickland Sr., 74, of Erksine Lane, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at his residence.

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

Mr. Donald Simpson
TRENTON, S.C. - Mr. Donald R. Simpson, 58, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at his residence.

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

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

Mr. Charles Crawford
PLUM BRANCH, S.C. - Mr. Charles Willie Crawford, 80, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Bowdre E. Bates Sr.
GRANITEVILLE - Mr. Bowdre E. Bates Sr., 64, of Square Circle Road, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at his residence.

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

Mr. Roosevelt Kitchings
WAGENER - Mr. Roosevelt ``Buster'' Kitchings, 77, of Wagenton Road, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

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.

Mrs. Alma Wiggins
GIBSON, Ga. - Mrs. Alma Ruth Wiggins, 78, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Gibson Rest Home.

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

Mr. Jack Meadows
AIKEN - Mr. Jack Meadows, 69, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at his residence.

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. Ruth Moore
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Ruth Peebles Moore, 86, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Swainsboro Nursing Home.

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

Mr. Willie Bailey
Mr. Willie ``Clue'' Bailey, 83, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Willie Manuel
SYCAMORE, S.C. - Mr. Willie Byrnes Manuel, 86, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Bamberg County Nursing Center, Bamberg.

Mrs. Esther Gordon
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Esther Bates Gordon, 78, of Courtney Drive, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at her residence.

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

Mrs. Ida Slaughter
BATON ROUGE, La. - Mrs. Ida Beatrice Bettis Slaughter, of 77th Avenue, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at her residence.

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

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

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.

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

Mrs. Ida Burkett
AIKEN - Mrs. Ida Mae Lowe Burkett, 70, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Frances Garthright
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mrs. Frances Loper Garthright, 80, of East Garthright Road, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

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

Brian Todd Jr.
Brian Todd Jr., 7, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

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

Mrs. Dorothea Porter

Mr. Willie Bailey

Mr. Hugh Josey

Mr. Nathan Brown Sr.

Mrs. Ida Slaughter

Mrs. Mattie Chapman

Mrs. Mattie Brown

Mr. Hugh Mitchem

Mr. Roosevelt Kitchings

Mrs. Josephine Sudduth

Mrs. Alma Wiggins

Connie Miller

Mr. Jack Meadows

Mr. E.T. Pendrey

Mrs. Mary Vinson

Mrs. Frances Hom

Mr. Donald Simpson

Mrs. Esther Gordon

Brian Todd Jr.

Mrs. Ida Burkett

Mr. Nathan Brown Sr.

Mrs. Ruth Moore

Mr. Marion Strickland Sr.

Mr. Bowdre E. Bates Sr.

Mrs. Frances Garthright

Mrs. Rita Youmans

Mrs. Annie Bartley

Mr. Bobby Chanclor

Mrs. Margaret Bolton

Mrs. Etta Benton

Mr. James Musselwhite Sr.

Freeman warms country

Reactions to Freeman's win

Postcard from Sydney

Postcard from Sydney

Team USA plays together

Strong dollar good for Americans

Another U.S. Olympic controversy

Bondi beach beckons

Women's hoopsters keep on winning

Volleyball team makes medal move

Clark disappointed with finish

Batten not fazed by poor race

Freeman wins 400

Leeper's competition ends early

Kent: A conversation with John McCain
(Editor's note: On Saturday, Phil Kent interviewed unsuccessful GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who is now campaigning for George W. Bush. The following are excerpts.)

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

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.

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

Harlem needs to plan for growth
Regarding Steven Vaughn's Sept. 17 letter, ``Says `no thanks' to more growth for Harlem:'' Growth is not an option. Demographics control growth, not individuals. ... Growth is coming and we cannot stop it. What we can do is establish plans to control it. John F. Bentley, Harlem

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

Cigarettes don't kill; smokers kill
My heart went out to Mrs. Garnet E. Brickey on the loss of her son. However, I believe she is incorrect to place the blame on cigarettes. M. Evans, Augusta

Silver Eagle Speedway defended
I'm writing to defend the Silver Eagle Speedway and its owners. A few residents have written, complaining about aspects of the raceway. They should hear facts not yet presented. Lynda B. Jones, Harlem

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

Explains why new leadership needed
On Nov. 7 Americans will elect a new president, senators and representatives to run the federal government. T. Lam, Augusta

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.

Maurice has right to fly his flag
Regarding ``Sauce sales spark debate'' which appeared in The Augusta Chronicle Sept. 16: Maurice A. Paquette, McCormick

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.

Warren Co. police remark denied
The Chronicle's front page Sept. 17 article, ``Rural rebirth,'' included a statement about the police being involved in Warren County Commission meetings. For the record, I did not make the statement. O.B. McCorkle, Warrenton

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

Who upped oil prices?
When Texas Gov. George W. Bush named Dick Cheney to be his runningmate last July, Democrats and their major media cheering squads jumped all over the new nominee for calling for higher oil prices in 1999 when he headed up Halliburton Co., the Dallas-based oil equipment firm.

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

Target 16-year-olds
A Georgia state senator would make 16-year-olds prove they've spent 40 hours on the road before handing them their licenses. Sen. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, would also like to extend the driving curfew for 16-year-olds and bar them from hauling around more than one of their friends.

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

Setback for racists
It was a victory for the good guys recently when the Southern Poverty Law Center's Morris Dees won a verdict against Richard Butler, the founder of the Aryan Nations, who will now release his 20-acre northern Idaho ranch as part of the $6.3 million verdict against the white supremacy group.

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

Kent: A conversation with John McCain
(Editor's note: On Saturday, Phil Kent interviewed unsuccessful GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who is now campaigning for George W. Bush. The following are excerpts.)

Much of city inaccessible to disabled
I challenge the Augusta mayor and City Commission to spend a day touring public buildings using a manual or power wheelchair. I ask this in response to my own situation. Patricia L. Myers, Grovetown

Overtime

Overtime

Stewart sweeps Dover

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.

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.

E-mail industry group announces privacy standards
WASHINGTON - A group of large e-mail marketing companies proposed a detailed set of privacy standards Monday, hoping the measures will amount to a sort of ''Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval'' for Internet direct advertisers.

Clonaid receives overwhelming response
Clonaid, the first Biotech company to offer human cloning, got funding last month for the cloning of a baby who died at the age of 10 months.

Avoidance may signal end of relationship
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM I met this boy at the mall five months ago. We started talking, and now he wants to break up with me because I told him that I love him. He doesn't return my phone calls, and he always has an excuse as to why he doesn't want to see me. What should I do? - 18-year-old Hephzibah girl

Teen builds second e-business

Your style
THE FACTS: Cayce Childers, 15, a home-schooled student.

Avoidance may signal end of relationship

Teen builds second e-business
Jeremy McGee's youth is a benefit. It helps the 17-year-old president of TwoToads.com stand out when he's meeting with potential investors, trying to raise the $3 million he needs for the next stage of his Internet business.

Your style

Clonaid receives overwhelming response

GOP leaders seek drug aid

E-mail industry group announces privacy standards