Ashby, Braves lose to Rockies

Braves notebook

Braves succeed despite controversy, key injuries

Braves notebook

Moniker mix-ups avoidable

Area banks branch out

Nation's savings rate at all-time low

Pocket change

Business calendar
Business classes and events in the Aiken-Augusta area.

On the move
Phillip Kent Jr. has joined Knology as a special markets account representative. Knology, which has headquarters in West Point, Ga., is the leading provider of bundled communications in the Southeast.

Pocket change
Women with graduate degrees from business schools say a lack of female role models discourages many other women from pursuing MBAs.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks fell sharply Friday, led by a slumping technology sector, after an earnings warning by Apple Computer revived anxiety about corporate earnings.

Curtain falls on Regency 8
The silver screens at Regency Exchange 8 faded to black Thursday as the last remaining movie house in south Augusta rolled the ending credits for the last time.

Business calendar

Nation's savings rate at all-time low
WASHINGTON -- Americans saw their incomes grow in August and spent all of it and more, which drove down the nation's savings rate to the lowest point on record. Despite the strong jump in consumer spending, analysts were still betting the Federal Reserve will leave interest rates unchanged next week.

On the move

Area banks branch out
Brick and mortar seems to be in vogue again with area banks. About half of metro Augusta's banking institutions are developing, or are planning to develop, new branch offices through this year and early 2001.

Georgia Tech notebook

Gamecocks sitting pretty

Clemson notebook

Clemson notebook

Gamecocks handed first loss

Georgia Tech notebook

Clemson rises into top ten

South Carolina notebook

South Carolina and Georgia notebook

Eagles trounce VMI

Bulldogs return to form

Tech tops N.C. State

Georgia notebook

Clemson tops Duke

Ex-governor the wrong Senate pick

Nation Grandma knew is gone

Observe, don't kill, farm animals

ACLU ignores monuments to ancient deities

Money down the drain

Character, not color

It's self-defense

Fetus death charge confuses reader

Is it a stormwater tax or fee?

Raps veto

Satellite dishes can't be prohibited

Religious understanding, respect urged

Let's remember nation's POW-MIAs

Vote out Columbia Co. Commission

On clean hands

Oust disruptive kids from classroom

Aiken's $4 lifesaver

Lying Clintons held in contempt

Note reasons for Lake Thurmond

Study critical of nurses draws fire

Usual suspects, usual shows
Andre Braugher can make you believe in a medical miracle. Braugher, who won an Emmy for ``Homicide: Life on the Street,'' brings his usual charisma, compassion and determination to his role of Dr. Ben Gideon.

Doing something new
First Baptist Church prepares to celebrate completion of $3 million expansion and renovation

Leaders are in need of God's help
Church members are often asked to serve on the official boards of their congregations around this time of year.

Home reflects a blending of lifestyles
Above, the patio of the Maypole home overlooks a unique fountain. Rustic wooden furniture helps give the patio, which is visible through large windows in the kitchen and adjoining breakfast area, right, a down-home feeling.

Abortion foes are still battling
Proponents defend it as a woman's right. Opponents call it unnatural, unholy. It divides families and churches. It defines political candidates, but it - abortion - just won't go away.

Scientists still captivated by early humans
Say ''Neanderthal'' and images of grunting, stoop-shouldered cavemen clad in bearskin loincloths and brandishing clubs come to mind.

Fall TV season begins this week
It's official: The fall TV season begins this week. Here's what's new Sunday and Monday nights.

Arts calendar
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Faith Digest
Between 700 and 1,000 candidates will be baptized at the end of the 74th annual convocation for the United House of Prayer, 1269 Wrightsboro Road, at noon Sunday.

Mother of bride deserves preference
Dear Carson: When a daughter is being married, who has the right to priority seating in church, the mother or the stepmother?

Speaker inspires others
Martin Luther King Jr. dubbed Otis Moss Jr. ``the silver-tongue orator.''

Captive Audience
FOLSOM, Calif. - ''STOP: No visitors beyond this point.'' - So warns the sign overlooking the hand-hewn gray granite walls, vaulted gate and peaked Gothic guard tower of Folsom State Prison.

Acapulco strives to recover as tourist mecca
ACAPULCO, Mexico - This balmy bay has seen it all. It was during a vacation in Acapulco in the 1960s that novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez came up with the idea for 100 Years of Solitude. It was here that Bill Clinton brought a young woman named Hillary for their honeymoon in 1975.

Church is opposed to liquor license
A crowd of some 100 Curtis Baptist supporters went home happy Monday after stopping a proposed downtown restaurant's liquor license - at least for now.

Maggert first-round leader

Maggert takes two-stroke lead

Screven holds on for win

Tigers hold off Effingham 21-18

Silver Bluff tops Jasper County

Washington County 14, Laney 12

Greenbrier tops Hephzibah

Blackville gives North rude welcome

Coleman's return seals Irish victory

Commerce 16, Lincoln County 15

Cambridge 34, Wardlaw 12

Burke County 34, Josey 8

Week's best in prep football

Barnwell 40, Allendale 12

N. Augusta tops S. Aiken

'New Faces of 2000' opens at civic center

Moniker mix-ups avoidable
There's an old story that goes like this: It seems a guy was invited to a friend's home for dinner. There he noticed his buddy preceded every request to his wife by endearing terms, calling her ``honey,'' ``my love,'' ``darling,'' ``sweetheart,'' ``pumpkin,'' etc.

2 men face charges in murder case
A gruesome discovery by firefighters in southern Burke County led to two arrests Saturday in the county's first homicide in more than a year.

Acapulco strives to recover as tourist mecca

Doing something new

Captive Audience

Speaker inspires others

Leaders are in need of God's help

Church is opposed to liquor license

Usual suspects, usual shows

Arts calendar

Faith Digest

Home reflects a blending of lifestyles

Abortion foes are still battling

Mother of bride deserves preference

Scientists still captivated by early humans

Watergate guard led quiet life
NORTH AUGUSTA - The Watergate security guard who toppled a president by just doing his job will be buried today in a simple, quiet graveside service.

Event fosters fun for children
For Torrance Seabrook, it was business as usual Saturday. The 5-year-old played ball, hung out on the swings and ran around May Park with her friends.

Sassafras festival goes full tilt
GLOVERVILLE - The first of two sassafras festivals got under way in Horse Creek Valley on Friday with a gala carnival and lots of rides and treats for the whole family.

Area might get another judge

2 men face charges in murder case

Quality education on list of concerns

Captured machines in limbo
The hundreds of video poker and video slot machines seized by law enforcement officers in Hart and Franklin counties Wednesday are being kept under guard in Lavonia as authorities wonder whether they'll be able to keep them.

James Brown buys downtown building
James Brown finally got his name attached to an Augusta landmark.

Art institute plans relocation
The women huddled around the easel, studying each cascading brush stroke and curve of color in the painting.

Homicide suspected in death
The death of a man found beside a burning car in southern Burke County early Friday is being treated as a homicide by state and local investigators.

Shelter's dogs get fosterers

Three get probation in molestation cases
Three men accused of child molestation in unrelated cases received probation sentences Friday.

The look of love
James Simmons of south Augusta shares an affectionate moment with Kingy, his white shepherd, Friday in the McDonald's parking lot in the Kmart shopping center on Gordon Highway.

Town's first festival gets mixed reviews
GLOVERVILLE - The comparisons were inevitable. After splitting from the original Midland Valley/Horse Creek Valley Sassafras Festival, organizers of the first Horse Creek Sassafras Festival in Gloverville knew Valley residents might measure their event by the one held for the past five years in Burnettown.

Radiation potential increases
The potential dose of radiation a resident could receive from Savannah River Site rose slightly in 1999, according to an annual report written by the site.

Support an issue for race
AIKEN - How to collect child support from deadbeat parents is a hot topic in the race for Aiken County clerk of court.

Contest winner gets private show
It's the only way to experience a concert. A quaint venue. A room filled with only people you've invited.

County tax bills will be delayed
Richmond County property tax bills will be at least three weeks late this year - possibly later - because of ongoing computer problems in the assessor's office.

Shelter's dogs get fosterers
Juanita Wilson knows it's going to be tough: She's still not sure she can send the mixed-bred collie back to the Richmond County Animal Shelter.

Police arrest two cousins in homicide
A gruesome discovery by firefighters in southern Burke County led to two arrests Saturday in the county's first homicide in more than a year.

Quality education on list of concerns
Forty years ago when Marjorie Barbee started her teaching career, there was a camaraderie among teachers, parents, pupils and the community.

Education plans key in upcoming election

Charter's purchase examined

Art institute plans relocation

Town's first festival gets mixed reviews

County tax bills will be delayed

Columbine threat earns suspension
AIKEN - The mention of the word ``Columbine'' got a freshman suspended at South Aiken High School this week, school officials said Friday.

Across the area

Watergate guard led quiet life

James Brown buys downtown building

Captured machines in limbo

The look of love

Across the area
Nine middle-schoolers were taken to University and Medical College of Georgia hospitals Friday morning after their bus collided with a pickup on Walton Way.

Support an issue for race

Across the area

Bulldogs return to form

Education plans key in upcoming election
ATLANTA - Legislative candidates from both major parties are working overtime this fall to convince Georgia voters they have the best solution to the No. 1 issue in poll after poll: public education.

Senator runs late on ticket payment

Senator runs late on ticket payment
A state senator who made headlines this year when state officials said he tried to fix a speeding ticket is late paying a $100 ticket he received in August.

Police arrest two cousins in homicide

Young urges city to solve problems
Augusta Mayor Bob Young is urging the city commission to work together and try to solve all the problems - not just the racial ones - troubling this city.

Police warn women of purse snatchers

Area might get another judge
The Augusta Judicial Circuit is in the No. 2 spot for an additional judgeship. The circuit, composed of Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties, has been selected by the Judicial Council of Georgia for an eighth judgeship for the Superior Court bench.

Young urges city to solve problems

Charter's purchase examined
Some local mental health officials are questioning a recent move by a mental health group to acquire the former Charter Behavioral Health Systems hospital in Augusta.

Columbine threat earns suspension

Across the area
Cable television provider Comcast said programming might be interrupted briefly this week because of ``sunspots'' - a phenomenon occurring twice a year when the sun passes through the orbital plane of satellites that relay transmissions.

Three get probation in molestation cases

Contest winner gets private show

Sassafras festival goes full tilt

Radiation potential increases

Police warn women of purse snatchers
Augusta area women who shop at night should be wary of drive-by purse snatchers in parking lots, police say.

Falcons' special teams are tops

Father of Chargers player shot to death

Ms. Martha Tucker
HEPHZIBAH - Ms. Martha Lee Harris Tucker, 48, of Wendell Street, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Jimmy Thornton
TIGNALL, Ga. - Mr. James Walker ``Jimmy'' Thornton, 63, of Danburg Road, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. James Anderson
SWAINSBORO, Ga . - Mr. James Owen Anderson, 63, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at Emanuel County Medical Center.

Mr. Richard McDade
Mr. Richard Raymond McDade, 62, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Jerry McElveen
Mr. Jerry L. McElveen, 57, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Johnnie Williams Jr.
TRENTON, S.C. - Mr. Johnnie W. Williams Jr., 52, of Springfield Church Road, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

Mrs. Emma Peck
OCONEE, Ga. - Mrs. Emma Tompkins Peck, 84, of North Brown Street, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at Washington Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.

Mr. Robert Todd III
GREENVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Robert Lee Todd III, of Stovall Road, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Munung Kil
Mr. Munung Kil, 68, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Sam Hay Jr.
MARTIN, S.C. - Mr. Sam Hay Jr., 53, of Roberts Lane, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia.

Mr. Stan Flowers
BEECH ISLAND - Mr. Stan K. Flowers, 57, of Scarborough Drive, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. George Coone Sr.
BELVEDERE - Mr. George N. Coone Sr., 80, of Audubon Circle, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Nellie Wise
Mrs. Nellie R. Wise, 71, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Eva Reeves
NEW YORK - Mrs. Eva Kate Reeves, 92, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000.

Mrs. Johnsie King
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Mrs. Johnsie Dennis King, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000.

Mr. Robert Carver
Mr. Robert C. ``Boomerang'' Carver, 57, of April Drive, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Lonnie VanDyke
his father, Lonnie VanDyke, Troy; his mother, Dora Lee Stevens Smith, Piketon; two brothers, Phillip VanDyke, Waverly, and Mark VanDyke, Piketon; a sister, Rhonda Wells, Vancouver, Wash.; and his paternal grandmother, Edna VanDyke, Waverly.

Mrs. Ruth Auburn
AIKEN - Mrs. Ruth L. Dietrich Auburn, 88, of Wise Creek Lane, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Hubert Skinner
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Hubert Perry Skinner, 69, of Brentwood Drive, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at Burke County Hospital.

Mrs. Jane Eldridge
HIGHLANDS, N.C. - Mrs. Jane Boone Eldridge, 53, of Cullasaja Club, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at her residence.

Ms. Betty Garnett
Ms. Betty Jean Myles Garnett, of Barton Chapel Road, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Hubert Skinner
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Hubert Perry Skinner, 69, of Brentwood Drive, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at Burke County Hospital.

Mrs. Estelle Thompson
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Mrs. Estelle Jones Thompson, of Albert Street, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Mr. Eugene Hart
THOMSON - Mr. Eugene Jim Hart, 72, of Story Randall Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Jonnie Chew
MILLEN, Ga. - Mrs. Jonnie McLean Chew, 69, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at Jenkins County Hospital.

Mrs. Odessa Brooker
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mrs. Odessa Tilley Brooker, 91, of Pickrum Street, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at McDuffie County Regional Medical Center, Thomson.

Ms. Mary Wood
MILLEN, Ga. - Ms. Mary Lee Anderson Wood, 92, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at Emanuel County Hospital, Swainsboro.

Mrs. Joyce Sumner
Mrs. Joyce Sumner, 70, of Windsor Spring Road, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Pernell Flowers
Mrs. Pernell Flowers, 68, of Ramsey Street, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at University Hospital.

Ms. Betty Garnett

Mrs. Nellie Wise

Ms. Martha Tucker

Mr. James Anderson

Mrs. Odessa Brooker

Mr. George Coone Sr.

Mrs. Jane Eldridge

Mr. Hubert Skinner

Mr. Eugene Hart

Mr. Richard McDade

Mrs. Eva Reeves

Mrs. Jonnie Chew

Mr. Hubert Skinner

Mr. Robert Carver

Ms. Mary Wood

Mr. Jerry McElveen

Mr. Munung Kil

Mr. Lonnie VanDyke

Mrs. Pernell Flowers

Mrs. Ruth Auburn

Mr. Robert Todd III

Mr. Sam Hay Jr.

Mr. Jimmy Thornton

Mrs. Emma Peck

Boxing: Taylor out of medal contention

Jones: Bronze medal in long jump

U.S. wins women's basketball gold

U.S. wrestler takes silver medal in controversial match

Postcard

Sydney Harbour provides smooth sailing for competitors

Sanchez proud to have competed

Postcards from Sydney

U.S. wrestler advances to medal round

Dream team in denial

Kent: South and west Augusta coalition, RIP
BLYTHE BUSINESSMAN J.B. Powell took office as a commissioner in 1995 and, later that November, Ulmer Bridges was elected commissioner from our community's other south Augusta district. While looking out for their district concerns - and trying to promote Regency Mall as a governmental center since it is closer to their constituents than downtown - they nevertheless managed to agree with their west Augusta Commission counterparts on basic principles of governance.

Who will be left to defend the Boy Scouts?
Den 4. Wolf, Bear, and Lion. Pack 70. Webelo. Troop 95. Order of the Arrow, Eagle, God and Country.

Let's remember nation's POW-MIAs
Last Sept. 15 our country celebrated National Prisoner of War-Missing in Action Day. John E. Rhoades, Augusta

Open medical registry
Wouldn't you like to know if your doctor or dentist has been repeatedly disciplined for practicing bad medicine or losing malpractice judgments? Of course you would.

Raps veto
Well, the president did it again - vetoed a tax reduction. However, I wish to thank and congratulate U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., for voting to cut the tax. Out of the 157 who voted to keep the tax almost all were Democrats except for one independent and one Republican.Richard Lathan, Augusta

Aiken's $4 lifesaver
``For $4 you could save your life.''

Who will be left to defend the Boy Scouts?
Den 4. Wolf, Bear, and Lion. Pack 70. Webelo. Troop 95. Order of the Arrow, Eagle, God and Country.

Kent: South and west Augusta coalition, RIP
BLYTHE BUSINESSMAN J.B. Powell took office as a commissioner in 1995 and, later that November, Ulmer Bridges was elected commissioner from our community's other south Augusta district. While looking out for their district concerns - and trying to promote Regency Mall as a governmental center since it is closer to their constituents than downtown - they nevertheless managed to agree with their west Augusta Commission counterparts on basic principles of governance.

Nation Grandma knew is gone
I love my grandchildren who are very dear to me. I would like them to know the America I grew up in. Sad to say, it's not there. Tina Ray, Grovetown

ACLU ignores monuments to ancient deities
Despite Hoyt Goodson's Sept. 10 praise of the American Civil Liberties Union for protecting our nation from any single religion's clutches, I can't help suspecting bias in the lawsuit challenging Augusta's Superior Court seal. Frank Hutto, Augusta

Lying Clintons held in contempt
Contrary to the Sept. 20 letter by Carl Champlin that the ``GOP has cried wolf once too often,'' I say Americans have been worn down by this unethical scandal-ridden administration. Floyd Brown, Evans

Character, not color
Some prominent black leaders in our community have circled the wagons around former Augusta Fire Chief Ronnie Few, who is awaiting confirmation as fire chief for Washington, D.C., and whose confirmation may be denied if an indictment is made by the Augusta District Attorney's Office.

A 'new philanthropy'
"$80 million donated to Smithsonian'', "Ga. libraries get $7 million from Gates''

Observe, don't kill, farm animals
As the election looms, a candidate's position on laws governing the treatment of animals has become a weighty issue for many voters. Frank Lewis, Augusta

Natural gas deregulation badly done
Natural gas deregulation has been poorly planned and executed. From the outset, the Georgia Public Service Commission, Atlanta Gas Light Co. and the natural gas marketers did not work together effectively to educate consumers and resolve problems that have since occurred. Ellen Parker, Augusta

Fetus death charge confuses reader
I have just read an item in the ``Across the area'' section of the Sept. 18 Chronicle that leaves me puzzled. Maybe someone else sees a confusing pattern, both in the item and in society. Amy D. Thomas, Augusta

Study critical of nurses draws fire
Luckily for me I don't believe anything I read in the newspaper. Some people believe everything they read, which is unfortunate because journalists will write anything that will sell newspapers. Shannon Hayes, Martinez

Oust disruptive kids from classroom
I am a father of four normal children and am sick and tired of children with problems holding the classrooms hostage with bad behavior and disruptions of the learning experience. Robert Klein, Harlem

On clean hands
Regarding The Chronicle's Sept. 21 editorial: Bill Fry, Augusta

Is it a stormwater tax or fee?
The Chronicle's Sept. 16 article concerning the Columbia County school system's belief that it shouldn't have to pay the new stormwater fee is a perfect example of how the county government has failed to properly inform residents on this issue. Jim Murrah, Grovetown

Says 'Chronicle' biased for Bush
If you believe Republicans, you would think all the media are liberal. As for The Chronicle, it is extremely conservative; not only that, the editors must have graduated from TassIzvestia School of Journalism. They just know how not to mention anything negative to their guy "Dubya'' Bush.Giri S. Venkatraman, Evans

Money down the drain
Bookkeeping and accounting procedures aren't getting any better at the U.S. Department of Education. Earlier this year DOE couldn't account to Congress how it spent a whopping $500 million - some analysts say it was more like $700 million.

Compensate workers
Optimism that workers who became sick as a result of having worked at federally-owned nuclear weapons complexes, such as the Savannah River Site, would get some government relief is fading.

Vote out Columbia Co. Commission
Perhaps our Columbia County commissioners have forgotten about the Otis Hensley situation and how we switched from an all-Democratic to an all-Republican commission. Have they not also forgotten the power of the vote? Earl Sleeth, Martinez

Note reasons for Lake Thurmond
Concerning Larry Newman's Sept. 5 letter about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Thurmond Lake was built for two purposes: Mark Hall Jr., North Augusta

Ex-governor the wrong Senate pick
When we go to the polls Nov. 7 to elect a president, we will also be asked to elect someone to finish the term of the late U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell, R-Ga. R.M. Griffin, Martinez

It's self-defense
I was surprised to hear the Channel 26 news team refer to the shooting by Deputy Tim Powell in Columbia County as a murder. Come on. Gary Lee Cooper was a career criminal and Deputy Powell is a decorated police officer.Greg Blackmon, Appling

Religious understanding, respect urged
In the world there are many religions and faiths, with many having groups and subgroups within them. There are many places of worship - churches, mosques, etc. Religion is a sensitive matter and faith is personal. Champak C. Patel, Martinez

Satellite dishes can't be prohibited
Many homeowners are unaware of the restrictions that residents have to deal with in reference to satellite dish installation. Not knowing that there were code restrictions written in our Liberty Hills regulations, some homeowners installed small satellite dishes when cablevision was not available. David Brandyberry, Grovetown

Sound off letters

Foyt wins ASA pole

Stewart wins pole for Sunday's race

Overtime

Sound off

Overtime

Road into wetlands opens soon

Competition drive fuel-cell work
HAGA-MACHI, Japan - Honda Motor Co.'s new experimental car doesn't have the roar of a gasoline engine - or the polluting exhaust. Instead, it purrs with the soft whir of a fan, and only water vapor escapes the tailpipe.

Stadium-goers will preview wireless gadget
SAN FRANCISCO - Scoring tickets to a big game is a major coup - it sure beats watching on TV or listening in on the radio.

Competition drive fuel-cell work

Stadium-goers will preview wireless gadget