Braves clinch N.L. East title

Braves to face crowd like no other

Braves notebook

Glavine masterful in getting No. 20

Consumers hanker for pearly smile

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

Business briefs

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

Street fair to inform businesses

Four new drive-ins planned

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.

Tech pass defense needs work

Georgia and South Carolina notebook

South Carolina and Georgia notebook

Gamecocks prepare for Alabama

Georgia Southern notebook

Fans take it to the internet

Bulldogs reflect on loss

Clemson and Ga. Tech notebook

Georgia Southern notebook

Christian letter babbles stupidity

Let kids enjoy their football game

Warns that Rincon is a speed trap

Setback for racists

Just say `no' to stormwater fee

Cigarettes don't kill; smokers kill

Christians won't give up the fight

Much of city inaccessible to disabled

Johnson good pick for school board

Who upped oil prices?

Likes paper, especially Rick Dorsey

Harlem needs to plan for growth

Jesus knew he'd be controversial

Defeat `slick-tongued' ex-governor

Let scullers decide

HUD out of line with gun buyback

Wants anti-Semitic letters barred

Candidate can't cut taxes, class size

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Vote for your favorite recipe
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.

McCarron-Quinn win celebrity event

Kim wins Safeway Championship

Fields happy being amateur again

S.C. prep notebook

Georgia prep notebook

Wardlaw 50, Laurens Academy 6

No. 3 Barnwell stays undefeated

Blackville over Elloree

Lexington ends Aiken win streak

ECHL adopts new systems

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

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

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

Small portions

Simple sandwiches

In the know

Treadmills can be used better

Marinade helps make the meal

Vote for your favorite recipe

Senior strength

Across the area

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

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

Augustans back Few in capital

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.

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.

Educators' morale low, leader says

Fans take it to the internet

Athens telemarketer faces fraud charges

Sickle cell day helps educate

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.

Arena authority seeks larger scoreboard

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.

Across the area

Augustan readies to resign post

Drainage gets city's attention

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.

Areas see rise in counterfeit bills

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

City chief will leave Augusta

No sign of easing restrictions

Restaurant manager foils robbery

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Storms, lightning hit area

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

Lenders' sincerity in doubt

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

Nuclear-weapons bill faces deadline

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

Manager fights off robber

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

Teens receive second chance

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

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.

Consumers hanker for pearly smile

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.

Scoreboard deemed too small

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.

Voters will decide fate of tax

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.

Commission OKs salary for director

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
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.

Celtics' Paul Pierce stabbed at nightclub

Coslet quits as coach of Bengals

Kerney finds comfort level

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Mrs. Ida Slaughter
BATON ROUGE, La. - Mrs. Ida Beatrice Bettis Slaughter, of 77th Avenue, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 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. Annie Bartley
SALUDA, S.C. - Mrs. Annie Myrtle Rowe Bartley, 80, of Heights Third Avenue, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at her residence.

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

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.

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

Mrs. Mittie Jones

Mrs. Annie McCary

Mr. Carter Brown

Mr. Hugh Josey

Mrs. Esther Gordon

Mrs. Ruth Moore

Mrs. Frances Garthright

Brian Todd Jr.

Mr. Jack Meadows

Mr. Roosevelt Kitchings

Mr. Bowdre E. Bates Sr.

Mr. Nathan Brown Sr.

Mrs. Mary Payne

Mr. Willie Bailey

Mrs. Marie Washington

Mr. Marion Strickland Sr.

Mr. Macciyah Chisolm

Mrs. Alma Wiggins

Mrs. Mary Barnes

Mrs. Frances Garthright

Mr. Willie Owens Sr.

Mrs. Ida Slaughter

Mrs. Dolores Snellgrove

Mrs. Annie Bartley

Mr. Donald Simpson

Mrs. Brenda Jackson

Mrs. Ida Burkett

Mr. David Leaphart

Miss Ruth Marlowe

Clark disappointed with finish

Team USA plays together

U.S. softball's confidence pays off

Postcard from Sydney

Wrestler: age is not a factor

Another U.S. Olympic controversy

Augusta coach is judge at olympics

Batten not fazed by poor race

Freeman warms country

Reactions to Freeman's win

Weightlifters put Savannah in world spotlight

Wrestler hopes to surprise competitors

Postcard from Sydney

U.S. wins softball gold

Freeman wins 400

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.)

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.)

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Avoidance may signal end of relationship

Your style

Teen builds second e-business

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

E-mail industry group announces privacy standards

Clonaid receives overwhelming response

Pharmasoft develops unique web interface