Braves notebook

Braves have faith in Glavine

Braves notebook

Braves give away game 1

Company plans no changes

Company plans no changes
The company set to acquire Cumulus Media Inc.'s cluster of Augusta stations said it plans no personnel or format changes when the deal closes in the fourth quarter.

Market growth predicted

Women's boutique comes to Evans
A new women's clothing boutique will open soon in the area recently designated as Evans Town Center.

Business briefs

Card logo prompts concerns
Bryan Quinsey is Columbia County Chamber of Commerce's executive director - the top gun as far as recruiting new industry.

Prayon VIPs visit new home

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Blue chips led Wall Street higher Wednesday, lifting the Nasdaq composite index to its first positive finish this week despite a continuing slide in technology stocks.

Prayon VIPs visit new home
With American and Belgian flags flying in the background, executives for Prayon Inc. posed for photos Wednesday in front of their newly acquired phosphate plant in Augusta.

Tires from Aiken draw complaints
COLUMBIA - Federal investigators have received complaints about a tire brand that is manufactured at the Firestone plant in Aiken.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Technology issues fell sharply Tuesday after the Federal Reserve decided against raising interest rates but expressed concern about inflation.

Card logo prompts concerns

Business briefs

Market growth predicted
Wall Street analysts are always bullish on the market's long-term performance. But Tuesday, John Connallon of Salomon Smith Barney said even the short-term outlook is good.

Company buys fuel franchise
An independent oil distributor announced Tuesday it has purchased a fleet fuel business from a company that just six months earlier acquired it from Boardman Petroleum Inc.

Tires from Aiken draw complaints

Clemson striving for perfection

Georgia Southern notebook

Georgia Tech notebook

Georgia Southern notebook

Clemson notebook

South Carolina notebook

Bulldogs need win in Tennessee

Bulldogs' ground game picks up

Georgia and South Carolina notebook

New judge needed

License inconsistencies

MOX a bad plan for health, safety

Vote for Minchew

Pay up, Exxon

Not impressed by S.C. state senator

Writer wants wrongs righted

McDaniel would be a good trustee

City plays `dirty' with complainant

Morality-deprived schools fail kids

Finds partial birth abortion appalling

Abortion a bitter pill

Librarians help kids find porno

Literacy is no mark of character

Fox is the best network for news network for news

Two mayoral faces

Reader looks ahead 25 years

Expects Clinton to pardon Pollard

The U.S. is not a Christian country

Election still even

In the know
PRICE CHECK: Ever wonder if the prices at your regular grocery store are cheaper or more expensive than those up the street?

Pick the right shoe for the job
You can cheat on your workout and you can cheat on your diet. But if you value sports and fitness, you can't afford to cheat on your feet.

Deep-dish delight
This is a wonderful week in Augusta for food lovers: We can get great recipes and entertaining tips at the Southern Living Cooking School show Thursday, and we can dine on traditional Greek dishes at Greek Festival 2000 this weekend.

Capsules
Tell someone they have the intelligence of a slime mold and you will actually be giving them a compliment.

Cookbooks have big helpings of Southern tradition
For Dana Van Gieson, being Southern means swinging in her Grandmother Beannie's porch swing, climbing a crooked tree where each branch had a name, listening to the rain fall on the tin roof of her grandmother's old house, sitting in the rocking chair shelling peas and eating boiled peanuts.

In the know
Speaking of a seal of approval, George magazine says that the National Rifle Association, seeking to counter support for gun control, has begun offering new members who send in a $25 sign-up fee a silver bullet engraved with NRA president Charlton Heston's autograph.

Begay returns to defends title

Hole-in-one streak

Albert gives 100 percent

Training camp diary

Tiltgen ready for season

Lynx notebook

Diary: First cuts approaching

Rookie makes good first impression

Gov. Hodges to boost teacher salaries
NORTH AUGUSTA - Gov. Jim Hodges today promised to pay teachers the equivalent of the national average by the year 2006. ``We've asked our teachers to do more so it's only fair to pay them more,'' he said. Full story-- The Augusta Chronicle

One person killed in five-vehicle wreck
A five-vehicle wreck on Bobby Jones Expressway killed a Hephzibah man and injured three other people Wednesday morning. Glenn Miles, 54, was killed instantly when he was thrown from his pickup truck when it crossed the median and collided with an oncoming car after being struck from behind by another car, said Richmond County Deputy Assistant Coroner Mark Brown. Shannon Bentley, 25, another driver involved in the wreck, was in stable condition at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital late Wednesday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said. Full story --The Augusta Chronicle

Men sentenced for growing marijuana
The four men who had admitted taking part in running an elaborate marijuana-growing operation received prison sentences Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Augusta. Ronald William Hall, 50, who took responsibility Tuesday for being the force behind the operation and the one who drew the other men into the operation was sentenced to serve 84 months in prison.Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

In the know

Capsules

In the know

Pick the right shoe for the job

Deep-dish delight

Across the area
A man suspected of invading the home of two handicapped men was indicted Tuesday with two of his relatives.

AIDS epidemic changes race
ATLANTA - In the two decades since AIDS was first identified, the majority of newly infected people has shifted from white men to Hispanics and blacks.

Gov. Hodges to boost teacher salaries

Seeking 10 undecided voters
Are you undecided? If you're a registered voter who has yet to decide on a candidate in the Nov. 7 presidential election, The Augusta Chronicle wants your input. The Chronicle is seeking 10 undecided voters to watch the Oct. 11 debate between Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush.

Two face trial in shooting
Two men accused of committing a drive-by shooting that left one man dead and one wounded were indicted Tuesday.

Across the area

Across the area

Board OKs use of search company

Man boycotts over barbecue ban

Poll results

Report recommends demolition
After a year of discussion and revision, the Army Corps of Engineers still wants Congress to remove New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam.

Group funds Morehouse students
The Rev. Otis Moss Jr. challenged his audience to guard the future of the black community by nurturing children and carefully choosing leadership.

Weapon gets teen arrested

Dead birds help monitor illness
SAVANNAH - A dead bird in the hand is worth more than two in the bush to the Chatham County Health Department.

Attorney arrested for attempted rape
AIKEN - An Aiken attorney might be defending himself after his arrest for the alleged attempted rape of a former client during a car ride in July.

Hospital sees new job cuts
A final round of layoffs and job reassignments should be enough for St. Joseph Hospital to get on its feet, officials said Wednesday.

JROTC works toward banner performance
Despite her light-hearted smiley-face shades, Midland Valley High School freshman Casey Patterson remains stone-faced while marching with the school's Naval Junior ROTC squad as they work on their flag presentation.

JROTC works toward banner performance

Report recommends demolition

Hodges lays out plan

Liquor license denied
Curtis Baptist Church Pastor Mark Harris made believers out of an Augusta Commission majority Tuesday afternoon.

Liquor license denied

Inquiry fails to find missing cash

Sheriff delays report

Doctors urge breast cancer test
It might seem strange to hear Marilyn Bowles say she is fortunate when she has watched her hair come out in handfuls and she still is facing radiation therapy.

Weapon gets teen arrested
A student at Ridge Spring-Monetta High School was arrested after allegedly bringing a broken steak knife to school this week and threatening to stab another student with it, school officials said Wednesday.

Penny tax could replace utility fee
It's the light bulb that never turned on: During three years of intense discussion of stormwater problems in Columbia County, officials never thought about changing state law.

Voter drive comes to Augusta
It was motivation enough for 51 students to sing gospel selections at 6 a.m. in a chilly parking lot Wednesday.

Across the area
FAIRFAX - A judge has issued a gag order in the case of Carolyn Jones, the Fairfax woman charged with burying her baby alive last month, authorities said Wednesday.

Sheriff delays report
Richmond County Sheriff Charlie Webster said Tuesday he still is not ready to release an internal affairs report concerning $800 in cash that vanished off a dead Navy Seaman last year.

Council weighs zoning petition

One dies, one charged in collision

One person killed in five-vehicle wreck

Candidates to field questions

Estate plan hits snags
AIKEN - A plan to turn the sagging Rose Hill estate into a posh retreat for people older than 60 is almost certain to run into problems with Aiken's Historic Preservation Commission.

Man boycotts over barbecue ban
ATHENS, Ga. - For two weeks, Maurice's Barbecue Sauce has been off the shelves of some Georgia stores because of its owner's views on slavery and his support of the Confederate battle flag.

Estate plan hits snags

One dies, one charged in collision
A five-vehicle wreck on Bobby Jones Expressway killed a Hephzibah man and injured four other people Wednesday morning.

Candidates to field questions
WARRENVILLE - It might not have the hype of the presidential debates, but a Candidate's Forum set for Thursday is the only public meeting scheduled between Aiken County Sheriff Howard Sellers and challenger Martin Posey.

Statutory rapist requests leniency
Getting 10 years' probation for two statutory rape convictions was too much for a soon-to-be discharged soldier Wednesday.

Board seeks change in tax law
Columbia County commissioners hope to use local option sales tax dollars for flood control and prevention.

Half of pupils admit smoking

Board OKs use of search company
Hoping to speed the hiring of a new city administrator, the Augusta Commission consented Tuesday to use an executive search company to find Randy Oliver's replacement.

Two face trial in shooting

Locals cheer on favorites
Who won Tuesday's debate depends on whom you ask.

Dead birds help monitor illness

Locals cheer on favorites

Council weighs zoning petition
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - A circuit judge could decide whether a petition with more than 2,000 signatures should warrant a referendum on zoning.

AIDS epidemic changes race

Voter drive comes to Augusta

Hodges lays out plan
NORTH AUGUSTA - Gov. Jim Hodges' plan to raise teacher pay to the U.S. average by 2006 played to mixed reviews Tuesday at Paul Knox Middle School.

Group funds Morehouse students

Inquiry fails to find missing cash
The Richmond County Sheriff's Department's yearlong investigation into $800 missing from a wreck victim did not turn up enough hard evidence to press charges against a deputy, or anyone else, the district attorney's office has ruled.

Doctors urge breast cancer test

Half of pupils admit smoking
More than half of Georgia's middle school pupils have smoked or chewed tobacco products, according to a statewide survey released Wednesday.

Convict: Cash craving led to crime

Convict: Cash craving led to crime
It wasn't a taste for marijuana or any addiction that led Ronald William Hall to set up an elaborate growing operation and enlist his son and two other men to help, Mr. Hall told the judge Tuesday.

Penny tax could replace utility fee

Poll results
The Augusta Chronicle readers voted on who they thought did better in Tuesday's debate:

Statutory rapist requests leniency

Board seeks change in tax law

Carruth attorneys attack witness

Coming to Internet: NFL broadcasts

Mr. Tommy Edwards
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Mr. Tommy Edwards, 47, of Hancock Street, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Caldonia Hospital.

Mr. Rodney Grandy Jr.
AIKEN - Mr. Rodney Leon Grandy Jr., retired Exxon Corp. executive, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at his residence. Mr. Grandy, of Magnolia Lake Road, was 68.

Mrs. Joann Boatright
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Joann Johnson Boatright, 71, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at Candler County Hospital, Metter.

Mrs. Lillie Gordon
JAMAICA, N.Y. - Mrs. Lillie Bell Gordon, 75, of 116th Avenue, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at Parkway Hospital, Forest Hills.

Ms. Deborah Finkle
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Ms. Deborah Lynn Finkle, 43, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Roxie Calloway
AIKEN - Mrs. Roxie Dellinger Calloway, 73, of Heathwood Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Trudy Jenkins
KITE, Ga. - Mrs. Trudy S. Jenkins, 89, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at Emanuel County Hospital, Swainsboro.

Mrs. Ruth Hall
LANGLEY - Mrs. Ruth Chalker Hall, 78, of Pecan Street, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Diane Burke
MILLEN, Ga. - Mrs. Diane Sherrod Burke, 49, of Georgian Avenue, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. William Stephens
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. William Benjamin Stephens, 58, of Sweetwater Community, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at Liberty Regional Hospital, Hinesville, Ga.

Mr. Harold House
GRANITEVILLE - Mr. Harold B. House, 90, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Frederick Flynn
BELVEDERE - Mr. Frederick L. Flynn, 80, of Hampton Circle, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Wendel Crutchfield
STAPLETON, Ga. - Mr. Wendel Crutchfield, 53, of Deerwood Circle, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. James Johnson
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Mr. James Johnson, 88, of Whitethorne Avenue, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Eloise Thurman
MIDVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Eloise Farrar Thurman, 84, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, in Conyers.

Mr. Henry Branham Sr.
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mr. Henry Kinzey Branham Sr., 69, of Branham Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Marshall Ganus
Mr. Marshall F. Ganus, 84, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at Blair Shouse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Libby Hagins
STATESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Libby Braswell Hagins, 86, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Clarence Rickerson
RIVERVIEW, Fla. - Mr. Clarence Herlon Rickerson, 53, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at Hermann Hospital, Houston.

Mrs. Ellen Walker
AIKEN - Mrs. Ellen Walker, 80, of Edgefield Avenue, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Marguerite Brown
AIKEN - Mrs. Marguerite Thomas Brown, 78, of Whiskey Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Pauline Poole
MATTHEWS, Ga. - Mrs. Pauline Hillis Poole, 77, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at Keysville Nursing Home, Keysville.

Mrs. Blanche Tutt
Mrs. Blanche Tutt, 97, of Hernlen Street, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Theodore Hicks
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Theodore T. Hicks, of Coleman Lane, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, in Burke County.

Mrs. Eileen Bartos
Mrs. Eileen L. ``Micki'' Bartos, 69, of Waccamaw Drive, Martinez, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at her residence.

Ms. Rita Shmerling
Ms. S. Rita Shmerling, 80, of Evans, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at Westwood Nursing Home.

Mr. Charles Wilcher Sr.
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Charles Wright Wilcher Sr., 75, died Wednesday, Oct.4, 2000.

Mrs. Joanne Hampson
Mrs. Joanne B. Hampson, 63, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at Windermere Adult Day Health Center.

Mrs. Violet Allen
BEECH ISLAND - Mrs. Violet Peeples Allen, 93, of Church Road, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at Windermere Adult Day Health Center, Augusta.

Mrs. Evelyn Smith
HEPHZIBAH - Mrs. Evelyn Pearson Smith, 82, of Old Waynesboro Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Nell Kirkland
BAMBERG, S.C. - Mrs. Nell M. Kirkland, 91, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at Harter Nursing Center, Fairfax.

Mrs. Mary Seigler
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Seigler, 77, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Margret Harrison
MILLEN, Ga. - Mrs. Margret C. Harrison, 52, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at her residence.

Kirby Williams
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Kirby Christopher Williams, infant son of Michael and Gwendolyn Sanders Williams, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah.

Mrs. Mattie Williams
AIKEN - Mrs. Mattie R. Williams, 59, of Newberry Street Northeast, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Alfonso Dawson
ATLANTA - Mr. Alfonso Dawson died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000.

Mrs. Loulie Dunn
Mrs. Loulie P. Dunn, 96, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at Windermere Adult Day Health Center.

Mrs. Mattie Williams

Mr. Clarence Rickerson

Mrs. Lillie Gordon

Mrs. Blanche Tutt

Mrs. Ellen Walker

Ms. Deborah Finkle

Kirby Williams

Mr. Tommy Edwards

Mrs. Libby Hagins

Mrs. Nell Kirkland

Mr. William Stephens

Ms. Rita Shmerling

Mrs. Ruth Hall

Mrs. Diane Burke

Mrs. Trudy Jenkins

Mrs. Eileen Bartos

Mr. James Johnson

Mrs. Margret Harrison

Mr. Alfonso Dawson

Mrs. Loulie Dunn

Mrs. Marguerite Brown

Mrs. Joann Boatright

Mrs. Mary Seigler

Mrs. Joanne Hampson

Mr. Marshall Ganus

Mr. Rodney Grandy Jr.

Reader looks ahead 25 years
Looking into the crystal ball, here's what I see for 2025: Jim Fleming, Evans

City plays `dirty' with complainant
Some weeks ago my neighbor complained of a drainage problem to Augusta officials. Rainwater washing down C&S Drive was taking some of his lawn with it. The city apparently felt some responsibility, and sent a few tons of dirt in the man's direction. C. Beasley. Augusta

MOX a bad plan for health, safety
Nix MOX. Sept. 28 was the 3rd anniversary of International Nix MOX Day (MOX is the industry name for a proposed plutonium fuel, a blend of plutonium and uranium, or mixed oxides that would be made at the Savannah River Site). Julia R. Crowley, Augusta

Vote for Minchew
As a Westside parent, I concur with Mrs. Newhall's Sept. 22 endorsement letter of Helen Minchew for the District 10 school board seat. Penny Strader, Augusta

License inconsistencies
First, let's acknowledge that the vote on a controversial liquor, beer and wine license is an example of one that didn't fall along racial lines. Augusta commissioners Lee Beard, Henry Brigham, Bill Kuhlke and Steve Shepard voted to approve the license, which was opposed by the Curtis Baptist Church.

Abortion a bitter pill
The Food and Drug Administration has taken America down the slippery slope by approving the first drug in history that was created for the sole purpose of ending human life.

Schrenko's driver ed poster boy?
Georgia residents are making the wrong decision by not backing state School Superintendent Linda Schrenko's initiative for mandatory driver education training in high school. Steve Grinstead, Martinez

New judge needed
Help may be on the way for the Augusta Judicial Circuit's seven busy judges.

Commissioner and his ilk are what's wrong with politics
Do you want to know what is wrong with politics today? There are too many politicians like Augusta Commissioner Lee Beard, that's what. David Chiera Jr., Augusta

Expects Clinton to pardon Pollard
Recently Jonathan Pollard's wife was interviewed in Canada and poured forth her ``Woe is me'' tale about her husband being in jail. Richard Wilson, Aiken

The U.S. is not a Christian country
Ignorance is anti-Semitic. For letter writer R. Parker's information, if heshe can process it, no money or position in the world will ever give me the opportunity to know my grandparents, uncles, aunts or cousins who were all taken to the gas chambers. Edie Rubin, Augusta

Two mayoral faces
In the aftermath of the infamous trip to Washington by Augusta Commissioners Willie Mays, Lee Beard and Marion Williams to defend former Fire Chief Ronnie Few as the victim of a white racist conspiracy, the fallout continues.

Election still even
Who won the Super Bowl of presidential debates Tuesday?

Not impressed by S.C. state senator
I have always voted for South Carolina state Sen. Tommy Moore, D-Clearwater as I always respected his judgment. In the upcoming election I will vote against him. Dave Hill, Aiken S.C.

Kent: 'Get Wise' - reject PSC candidate Jim Boyd
GEORGIA'S Public Service Commission is an important five-member utility-regulating panel that affects the lives and pocketbooks of every resident. Yet it is upsetting that, over the years, many Georgians haven't taken the time to study the candidates running for this admittedly-obscure panel.

Literacy is no mark of character
I applaud the editorial, ``Literacy is the key,'' that was in the Sept. 8 Chronicle. Sadly, however, although literacy may provide the carriage, it is the human elements of character that determine the direction that this power takes. Joseph E. Cook, Martinez

Finds partial birth abortion appalling
I've read all kinds of terrible stories over the years, but none so horrible as partial birth abortions. How can any human being do this to a child? Bettielee Clark, Augusta

McDaniel would be a good trustee
Mildred McDaniel, a candidate for Augusta's Board of Education at-large District 9 seat, and an educator for more than 33 years, believes in working positively and constructively with the other trustees, parents and students. Helen S. Godbee, Augusta

Some of his best friends are Jews
Regarding Micki LaVine's Oct. 3 Chronicle letter: She should buy the book written recently by Rabbi Daniel Lapin, titled America's Real War. Virgil H. Huston Sr., Aiken

Fox is the best network for news network for news
Everyone should watch Fox News, especially from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., if you want to find out the real truth concerning this election. A. Bugg, Hephzibah

Morality-deprived schools fail kids
Administrators and legislators cannot change what is fundamentally wrong with the public school system. The problem is not, necessarily, a church-state, racial or political issue. It is a morality-deprived social issue, and our children are victims of our own apathy. Lynn Gilmore, Martinez

Librarians help kids find porno
Yesterday I was listening to Focus on the Family and was horrified to hear that libraries are to give unrestricted access to the Internet to everyone including children. Alison Walker, North Augusta

Writer wants wrongs righted
The first wrong I want to mention is the fund-raiser done by Al Gore. It bothers me that we have a top official sitting in the White House who says, ``I sure as hell don't recall'' being told that a 1996 Buddhist temple event was a Democratic fund-raiser. To top this off, Attorney General Janet Reno would not launch an investigation into this wrongdoing. Shirley J. Johnson, Millen

Pay up, Exxon
Let stand - that's the decision the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Monday to a disappointed Exxon Mobil Corp., which had appealed a lower court's $5 billion punitive penalty in the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil tanker spill.

Jones to return to Winston Cup Series

Overtime

Soft walls in use for UAW/GM 500

Williams advances in Tokyo

Doctors urge breast cancer test
It might seem strange to hear Marilyn Bowles say she is fortunate when she has watched her hair come out in handfuls and she still is facing radiation therapy.

China plans lunar landing
BEIJING - China's budding space program plans to explore the moon for commercially useful resources and hopes one day to take part in an international expedition to Mars, members of the secretive program said Wednesday.

Countdown begins for 100th launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA clocks began counting down early Tuesday for the 100th space shuttle flight, a space station construction mission.

China plans lunar landing