Braves to face crowd like no other

Glavine masterful in getting No. 20

Braves notebook

Braves clinch N.L. East title

Consumers hanker for pearly smile

Business briefs

Street fair to inform businesses

Four new drive-ins planned

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks fell sharply Tuesday after an earnings warning from Eastman Kodak triggered yet another round of selling by investors already nervous about third-quarter results.

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

Four new drive-ins planned
Walking through a muddy lot off Washington Road, businessman Rick McMurtrey said Tuesday he plans to open four Sonic Drive-In restaurant franchises in the Augusta area within the next 18 months.

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

South Carolina and Georgia notebook

Tech pass defense needs work

Bulldogs reflect on loss

Fans take it to the internet

Georgia and South Carolina notebook

Georgia Southern notebook

Gamecocks prepare for Alabama

Georgia Southern notebook

Clemson and Ga. Tech notebook

Warns that Rincon is a speed trap

Candidate can't cut taxes, class size

Let scullers decide

Christian letter babbles stupidity

Who upped oil prices?

Let kids enjoy their football game

Wants anti-Semitic letters barred

Likes paper, especially Rick Dorsey

Johnson good pick for school board

Just say `no' to stormwater fee

Harlem needs to plan for growth

Christians won't give up the fight

Much of city inaccessible to disabled

Jesus knew he'd be controversial

HUD out of line with gun buyback

Setback for racists

Cigarettes don't kill; smokers kill

Defeat `slick-tongued' ex-governor

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

Vote for your favorite recipe
Today the Augusta Chronicle presents the third and fourth finalists in our Southern Living Cooking School Show recipe contest.

Simple sandwiches
Many readers have made the same plea for help. Their burning concern? What to do with those boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the freezer.

Small portions
As you're glued to the tube for the Summer Olympics in Sydney, get a taste of the delightful eats Down Under, as well.

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.

Results of recipe voting
Today the Augusta Chronicle presents the third and fourth finalists in our Southern Living Cooking School Show recipe contest.

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.

Marinade helps make the meal
Some recipes are redolent with the flavors of a season. Diane Robillard's Chicken Delicious, the fourth finalist in our Southern Living Cooking School Show recipe contest, not only gives you another answer to the "what to do with chicken" question but also delivers the flavors of autumn on a plate as well.

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.

Kim wins Safeway Championship

Fields happy being amateur again

McCarron-Quinn win celebrity event

Blackville over Elloree

Georgia prep notebook

Lexington ends Aiken win streak

No. 3 Barnwell stays undefeated

Wardlaw 50, Laurens Academy 6

S.C. prep notebook

ECHL adopts new systems

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

Restaurant manager foils robbery
A late-night armed robbery attempt at an Augusta restaurant was foiled by a manager who put up a fight.

Vote for your favorite recipe

Senior strength

Planning can help with diet

Small portions

In the know

Treadmills can be used better

Marinade helps make the meal

Simple sandwiches

Drainage gets city's attention

Across the area
Police arrested a south Augusta man and charged him with the killing of a neighbor's black Labrador retriever Monday, a police investigator said.

Augustan readies to resign post

Across the area

Nuclear-weapons bill faces deadline
Local lawmakers and federal officials scrambled Tuesday to revive near-dead legislation that would compensate sick workers at nuclear-weapons installations such as Savannah River Site.

Areas see rise in counterfeit bills

Voters will decide fate of tax

Educators' morale low, leader says

Shortage of teachers persists
AIKEN - "Help wanted'' signs soon might be plastered on every window of Aiken County's education headquarters on Brookhaven Drive.

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

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

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.

EPD evaluates Goldberg land

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.

Arena authority seeks larger scoreboard

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.

Lenders' sincerity in doubt

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.

Board may reduce fee for 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.

Arena authority seeks larger scoreboard
Call it scoreboard envy. The Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority has determined the civic center scoreboard used for Augusta Stallions arena2football games is too small, and it wants a bigger one.

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.

No sign of easing restrictions
Local officials are waiting for a signal to end months of watering restrictions, but that's not expected to happen in the near future, state officials said.

Athens telemarketer faces fraud charges
ATHENS, Ga. - When more than a dozen people from throughout the country called an Athens telemarketing company in response to a mail offer for a low-rate credit card, they had no idea the information they gave out over the phone would be used by an employee to defraud them.

Scoreboard deemed too small

Augustans back Few in capital
Ronnie Few might have left behind his job as Augusta's fire chief, but his local supporters want to ensure his move goes well.s

Sickle cell day helps educate

Three accept plea deals
Three men who took part in a drive-by shooting that narrowly missed wounding several adults and an infant pleaded guilty Tuesday and received prison sentences.

No sign of easing restrictions

Lenders' sincerity in doubt
Sheila Nelson had read and heard a lot about Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp. and its commitment to rebuilding the Laney Walker neighborhood.

Teens receive second chance

Residents support shelter
After a slow start, interest in a foster home program at the Richmond County Animal Shelter finally has started to pick up.

Storms, lightning hit 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.

Across the area

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.

Augustans back Few in capital

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

Restaurant manager foils robbery

Augustan readies to resign post
The city of Greenville, S.C., has signed on the dotted line, and Augusta City Administrator Randy Oliver has his pen in hand.

Chief stresses need for house numbers
AIKEN - For less than $4, Pete Frommer says some city residents could save their lives.

Fans take it to the internet

Board may reduce fee for utility
Columbia County officials may cut back the billing increments and offer a discount for private pond owners under the stormwater utility.

Manager fights off robber

Manager fights off robber
Thomas Kyle O'Steen thought it was a joke when he felt a gun pressed to the back of his head and heard a voice he recognized as a former employee he had gone out of his way to take home a week before demanding money.

Consumers hanker for pearly smile

Sickle cell day helps educate
Thomas Burton has become an expert on sickle cell anemia.

City chief will leave Augusta

SRS showcases history of site
Residents got a chance Tuesday to discover the cultural and historic secrets buried beneath Savannah River Site.

Nuclear-weapons bill faces deadline

Commission OKs salary for director

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.

Shortage of teachers persists

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

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.

Athens telemarketer faces fraud charges

Celtics' Paul Pierce stabbed at nightclub

Kerney finds comfort level

Coslet quits as coach of Bengals

Mrs. Marie Washington
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mrs. Marie Harden Washington, 72, of Butler Street, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Allendale County Hospital, Fairfax.

Mr. Willie Owens Sr.
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mr. Willie Lawton Owens Sr., 63, of Daisy Lane, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000.

Miss Ruth Marlowe
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Miss Ruth G. Marlowe, 90, of Kite Road, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Emanuel County Hospital.

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

Mrs. Mittie Jones
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Mrs. Mittie Jones, 93, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at St. Vincent Hospital.

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

Mrs. Mary Payne
WEAVERVILLE, N.C. - Mrs. Mary Lou Payne, 63, of Salem Road and Webley Street, Belvedere, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000.

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

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

Mrs. Annie McCary
SALUDA, S.C. - Mrs. Annie Pearl Adams McCary, 70, of Larkin Rice Road, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000.

Mrs. Mary Barnes
CHICAGO - Mrs. Mary A. Barnes, 78, of South Shore Drive, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at her residence.

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

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

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

Mr. Leon Ruth
AIKEN - Mr. Leon Ruth, 76, died Monday, Sept. 25, 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.

Mrs. Dolores Snellgrove
Mrs. Dolores DeLong Snellgrove, 89, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

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

Mr. Carter Brown
Mr. Carter Lyndell Brown, 33, of Broad Street, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at University Hospital.

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

Mr. Macciyah Chisolm
AIKEN - Mr. Macciyah Chisolm, 21, of Williamsburg Street, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000.

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

Mr. Lucius Brown
AIKEN - Mr. Lucius Henry Brown, 84, of Redd Street Northwest, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

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

Mr. David Leaphart
MONETTA, S.C. - Mr. David Alphonzo ``Dana'' Leaphart, 28, of Abney Road, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, in Batesburg-Leesville.

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. Brenda Jackson
BARTOW, Ga. - Mrs. Brenda Hodges Jackson, 55, of Roberson Bridge Road, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Ethel Fallaw
BATESBURG-LEESVILLE, S.C. - Mrs. Ethel Dickert Fallaw, 77, of Farm View Road, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center, Aiken.

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

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

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

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

Mr. Stephen Janoulis
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Mr. Stephen Heard Janoulis, 49, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000.

Mr. Jack Meadows

Mr. Macciyah Chisolm

Mrs. Brenda Jackson

Mr. Hugh Josey

Miss Ruth Marlowe

Mrs. Ruth Moore

Mrs. Ida Burkett

Mr. Roosevelt Kitchings

Mrs. Mittie Jones

Mrs. Mary Payne

Mrs. Mary Barnes

Mrs. Frances Garthright

Mrs. Annie Bartley

Mr. Carter Brown

Mr. Willie Owens Sr.

Brian Todd Jr.

Mrs. Dolores Snellgrove

Mr. Nathan Brown Sr.

Mr. David Leaphart

Mr. Willie Bailey

Mrs. Marie Washington

Mr. Marion Strickland Sr.

Mrs. Esther Gordon

Mrs. Alma Wiggins

Mr. Bowdre E. Bates Sr.

Mrs. Frances Garthright

Mr. Donald Simpson

Mrs. Ida Slaughter

Mrs. Annie McCary

U.S. wins softball gold

Augusta coach is judge at olympics

Team USA plays together

Reactions to Freeman's win

Freeman warms country

Another U.S. Olympic controversy

Freeman wins 400

Postcard from Sydney

Clark disappointed with finish

U.S. softball's confidence pays off

Wrestler hopes to surprise competitors

Weightlifters put Savannah in world spotlight

Postcard from Sydney

Wrestler: age is not a factor

Batten not fazed by poor race

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.)

Jesus knew he'd be controversial
Letter-writer Michael Ledo and others who take Bible verses or any other writing out of context need to keep reading, if their intent is truly understanding. James B. Wertz, Hephzibah

Let scullers decide
According to The Chronicle's man in Sydney, executive editor Dennis Sodomka, a poor outcome at the 2000 Olympics for U.S. scullers has renewed talk about moving the National Sculling Center out of Augusta.

Wants anti-Semitic letters barred
R. Parker's Sept. 10 letter shows him to be an anti-Semite. It is also obvious that this man is a failure in his own professional and private life and fears those who have made education, family and hard work a priority. M. Ray, Martinez

Defeat `slick-tongued' ex-governor
Once again the ugly work of dirty politics has raised its ugly head. Georgia's slack-jawed governor appointed a Democrat to fill a Republican seat in the U.S. Senate. He is a Democrat who I wouldn't trust behind my back. Robert Calloway, 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.

Likes paper, especially Rick Dorsey
My wife and I moved to the Martinez area in 1999. We have lived in numerous towns, cities and states during our 54 years. Jacob T. Ley, Martinez

Storm water tax unfair to writer
I am one of the Columbia County residents being charged an additional utility fee for storm water drainage. Or I should say, I'm one of the few being charged. Nate Portinga, Evans

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

Another wasteful hike
Studies show that only about 2 percent of Americans actually work for minimum wage, and they are mostly teens or young adults working part-time - not people trying to raise a family.

Christian letter babbles stupidity
It is just such false babbling as contained in Milton Gresham's Sept. 11 letter that could cause a sensible American to, as he says, spit the word Christian. B.C. Taylor, Wrens

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

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.

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

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

Candidate can't cut taxes, class size
Regarding Clinton Chambers' Sept. 2 letter in support of Brad Owens, I'm not surprised. Ralph Rohrer, Augusta

Restrict big development in Evans
According to an article in the Sept. 14 Chronicle, Wyatt Development Co., Inc., has acquired an option to purchase 30.6 acres next to the Evans Diner. Brian Newsome, Evans

Johnson good pick for school board
I am supporting Burles Johnson in south Augusta's District 8 Richmond County Board of Education race. Mr. Johnson is highly qualified for this position. As an owner of his own business, Mr. Johnson knows the importance of operating and budgetary controls. Perdita Merrill, Augusta

Just say `no' to stormwater fee
The Evans Government Complex held a special public meeting on Columbia County's stormwater utility tax Sept. 11. Pat Roach, Martinez

Partial-birth abortion ban urged
Recently I read the eyewitness report of an experienced registered nurse who watched a partial-birth abortion. I would like to share her words with your readers: Caye Andrews, Evans

Christians won't give up the fight
In response to Milton Gresham's Sept. 9 letter stating the ``U.S. is now a non-Christian nation,'' I say, look again, Mr. Gresham. We may have lost a battle, but we have not lost the war. Diane E. Johnson, Augusta

Warns that Rincon is a speed trap
I am writing as a warning to those who visit Savannah and Tybee Island. M. Sweat, Augusta

HUD out of line with gun buyback
Where was the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People when Augusta had its gun-buyback program? This was racial profiling at its worst, and it was by our own federal government. John Cartwright, Augusta

Is Garden City the 'garbage city'?
Like a lot of Aiken County residents, I live near the Georgia-South Carolina border and frequently come into Augusta to dine and make purchases. On Sept. 15, upon entering via the Gordon Highway bridge, something caught my eye. Jim Free, Graniteville

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

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

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.)

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.

Let kids enjoy their football game
What in the world is wrong with those uptight adults who go to a high school football game and expect peace and quiet? Please. Jackie Cobbs, Aiken

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

Overtime

Overtime

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.

Pharmasoft develops unique web interface
UPPSALA, Sweden -- Leading pharmaceutical software company Pharmasoft, Inc., has signed an agreement with UMC, which is a collaborating center of the World Health Organization, WHO.

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

Your style

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

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

Avoidance may signal end of relationship

Clonaid receives overwhelming response

Pharmasoft develops unique web interface

E-mail industry group announces privacy standards