Offense explodes on Expos

Braves notebook

Glavine masterful in getting No. 20

Braves notebook

Braves to face crowd like no other

Consumers hanker for pearly smile

Business briefs

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

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.

Street fair to inform businesses

Georgia Southern notebook

Gamecocks prepare for Alabama

South Carolina and Georgia notebook

Fans take it to the internet

Gamecocks in Top 25

Barbecue sauce politics

Setback for racists

Who upped oil prices?

Fox News Network fair, not slanted

Much of city inaccessible to disabled

Harlem needs to plan for growth

Cigarettes don't kill; smokers kill

Augusta Parks chief answers critics

Wants para-pros back in classroom

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.

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.

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.

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

McCarron-Quinn win celebrity event

Kim wins Safeway Championship

Leonard wins first Texas Open

South Carolina reclaims cup

Wardlaw 50, Laurens Academy 6

Blackville over Elloree

No. 3 Barnwell stays undefeated

Lexington ends Aiken win streak

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

Planning can help with diet

Treadmills can be used better

In the know

Senior strength

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.

House sitting

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

Areas see rise in counterfeit bills

Branch colleges prosper

EPD evaluates Goldberg land

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.

Drainage gets city's attention

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.''

Teens receive second chance

Area counties increase gun permits

Across the area

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.

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.

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

Parents question son's death

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Women rally for guns

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.

Play brings 'Music' to audience's ears

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

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

Educators' morale low, leader says

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

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

City chief will leave Augusta

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.

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

Voters will decide fate of tax

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.

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.

Officials seek to finalize plan for dam

Storms, lightning hit area

Genes get credit for longevity

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.

Commission OKs salary for director

Scoreboard deemed too small

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
For more than 20 years, Mike Askew has never left home without it.

Consumers hanker for pearly smile

Celtics' Paul Pierce stabbed at nightclub

Falcons notebook

Lineman accepts blame

Hopes gone in blink of eye

Coslet quits as coach of Bengals

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Frances Hom
Mrs. Frances Joe Hom, 83, 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. 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. Willie Manuel
SYCAMORE, S.C. - Mr. Willie Byrnes Manuel, 86, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Bamberg County Nursing Center, Bamberg.

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

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

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. Frances Garthright
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mrs. Frances Loper Garthright, 80, of East Garthright Road, died Monday, Sept. 25, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Nathan Brown Sr.

Mr. Marion Strickland Sr.

Mr. Hugh Josey

Mr. Willie Bailey

Mr. Donald Simpson

Mrs. Rita Youmans

Mrs. Josephine Sudduth

Mrs. Etta Benton

Mrs. Ruth Moore

Mr. James Musselwhite Sr.

Mrs. Frances Garthright

Mrs. Dorothea Porter

Mr. Jack Meadows

Mrs. Mary Vinson

Mrs. Margaret Bolton

Mrs. Mattie Chapman

Mrs. Esther Gordon

Mrs. Mattie Brown

Mr. Bowdre E. Bates Sr.

Mr. Hugh Mitchem

Mr. Roosevelt Kitchings

Connie Miller

Mrs. Alma Wiggins

Mr. E.T. Pendrey

Mrs. Annie Bartley

Mr. Nathan Brown Sr.

Mrs. Ida Burkett

Mr. Bobby Chanclor

Mrs. Ida Slaughter

Mrs. Frances Hom

Brian Todd Jr.

Team USA plays together

Volleyball team makes medal move

Postcard from Sydney

Clark disappointed with finish

Freeman wins 400

Leeper's competition ends early

Bondi beach beckons

Reactions to Freeman's win

Women's hoopsters keep on winning

Batten not fazed by poor race

Postcard from Sydney

Another U.S. Olympic controversy

Freeman warms country

Strong dollar good for Americans

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.)

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.)

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Stewart sweeps Dover

Overtime

Overtime

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.

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.

Avoidance may signal end of relationship

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

Your style

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
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.

Teen builds second e-business

Clonaid receives overwhelming response

GOP leaders seek drug aid

E-mail industry group announces privacy standards