Cardinals savor sweep on day off

Schuerholz ponders Braves' future 100900 - The Augusta Chronicle

Kile could get three starts

Mets move on

Company will move to Lamar
Area businessman Bettis Rainsford, who spent 10 years and $5 million transforming the historic Lamar Building into a high-tech office building, signed a high-tech tenant this week.

Chemical factory fined
An aging chemical factory scheduled for closure by year's end will pay $125,000 in fines for environmental violations that include improper storage and disposal of toxic materials.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks closed lower Monday as the technology sector remained under fire from concern about weakening profit growth.

Company will move to Lamar

Business briefs

Thousands hit new Target
The grand opening of the Target store in Aiken was a sensory overload for the thousands of customers who ventured through its doors Sunday. Its store manager said Monday it also amounted to a marketing bull's-eye.

Georgia notebook

Clemson preview

GSU preview

Georgia student injured in celebration

Georgia Tech notebook

Georgia Southern notebook

Holtz appreciates loyal following

Clemson notebook

Boyette: Determination led to win

Georgia preview

Benefits from fine hospitals

Bioterrorist peril grows

Augusta State University scores low marks in good manners

New word order

Enjoys going to races with family

Execute Alexander Williams now

Can I bill neighbors for their runoff?

Gore scrapes, grovels for votes

McCormick school panel lauded

Spirit Creek school ignores attacks

Group helps daughter deal with Alzheimer's

Wilson wrong for clerk of court

Mideast war clouds

Pickle juice? Yuck

Next month, toss the rascals out

GOP has superior plan to cut taxes

Help for ill workers

In the know
TV TONIGHT: In the season premiere of Judging Amy the family deals with the aftermath of the explosion that injured Vincent (Dan Futterman). The show airs at 10 p.m. on WRDW-TV (Channel 12).

Ball exercises
PUSH-UPS: Place ball under thighs, knees or shins. To increase difficulty, push the ball further out under the legs, toward the ankles. The ball relieves pressure on knees or toes.

Fitness balls make comeback in exercise regimes
A fitness ball is a grown-up version of the Hippity Hop we played with as children.

Worth the weight
Now that he's lost more than 100 pounds, George Ball Jr. is getting used to being called ''Hottie.''

Winning captain wants to return

Toms defeats Weir in playoff

Europe captures Solheim

Lynx notebook

Lynx notebook

Diary: 'I played OK'

Fringe players get final shot

Blues hammer Ducks

Lynx to submit roster today

Town has day to party like a mule
They will be kicking off the Mule-nnium this weekend in Washington, Ga., when the 20th annual Mule Day lifts its heels in Wilkes County.

Undecided voters wanted
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. Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Shooting suspect captured in hospital
AIKEN - An Aiken man sought in a weekend shooting was captured in Augusta while receiving treatment at University Hospital, authorities said Monday.

Domestic dispute ends in gunfire
AIKEN - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is investigating a domestic dispute that ended in gunfire at an Aiken residence Sunday, Aiken County Sheriff's Lt. Michael Frank said. Full story -- The Augusta Chronicle

Ball exercises

Fitness balls make comeback in exercise regimes

Worth the weight

In the know

Teens learn Hebrew for Jewish holy days

Fort rules on jobs of civilians

Residents voice concerns over airport
Lower air fares, fewer cancellations and more choices are what most people who attended Monday night's airport public input session said they wanted from Augusta Regional Airport.

Pay raises get votes of council

Jet changes will affect funeral cost

Police identify man
AIKEN - The West Columbia teen whose body was dumped along a roadside was a freshman at the University of South Carolina Aiken, authorities said Monday.

Overcrowding hinders school

Georgia teen competes for science award
WAYCROSS - Family insight and a love of science have helped a Waycross teen-ager focus on a possible early method of detection for an incurable eye disease.

Candidates for sheriff spotlighted
Richmond County sheriff's candidates fielded most of the questions, and some of the toughest ones, at a political forum Monday night.

Region shivers under cold snap

Mobile home heart of debate
AIKEN - Bruce and Janis McGhee say they've been too busy building a business to think about building a house at the harness-racing track where the third leg of Aiken's Triple Crown is run every spring.

Candidates for sheriff spotlighted

Leaders want link statewide
NEWNAN, Ga. - The sounds of hammers, drills and saws echo across the Summer Grove subdivision, where 2,500 houses are planned in what is billed as one of Georgia's best-wired communities. Inside one house, two electricians pull wires into walls strewn with colorful spaghetti that will link the three-story home to the municipal voice, data and video network.

Georgia teen competes for science award

Domestic dispute ends in gunfire

Shelter's quarantine may end
Bonnie Bragdon doesn't mind not getting an immediate call back from the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

Researcher to study poverty rate
Southeastern states such as Georgia have enjoyed an unprecedented economic expansion in the past two decades, but that new prosperity has not been spread evenly.

Chemical factory fined
An aging chemical factory scheduled for closure by year's end will pay $125,000 in fines for environmental violations that include improper storage and disposal of toxic materials.

Fort rules on jobs of civilians
FORT STEWART, Ga. - Plumbers, electricians, road pavers and other civilian workers will march into a movie theater Thursday to learn the fate of their jobs with the Army.

Region shivers under cold snap
A rare cold system that swept through the Southeast on Monday brought an early taste of winter and expected record low temperatures for today.

Across the area

Across the area
The city of Aiken wants political candidates and their supporters to know that political yard signs should be in yards or inside the sidewalk line and not in the public right of way.

Shooting suspect captured in hospital

Overcrowding hinders school
There are signs throughout Har-lem Middle School that reveal the school's struggle with space.

Critics drive senator to succeed
Somewhere behind that country-mile-wide grin, behind the charm and the spin, beneath all the political victories and the accusations of impropriety, is the real Charles Walker, the one who is not supposed to be here.

Jet changes will affect funeral cost
The changes in airline service at Augusta Regional Airport are affecting the way local funeral homes do business.

Community teams to salvage area
AIKEN - Nineteen months ago, Crosland Park was dotted with for-sale signs as residents scrambled to get out of a neighborhood gone downhill.

Undecided voters wanted
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.

Painted gourds garner praise

Mobile home heart of debate

Painted gourds garner praise
AIKEN - When her three children are off to school and her husband leaves for work, Terri Hudson's house gets very quiet.

Residents voice concerns over airport

Teens learn Hebrew for Jewish holy days
Zack Albrecht, 14, has words of advice for teen-age Torah readers - they should practice twice as much as they think they should.

Across the area

Critics drive senator to succeed

Police identify man

Across the area
Shoppers lined up outside the new Target for its grand opening Sunday morning, eagerly waiting for the doors to open, Manager Thurson Wang said.

Undecided voters wanted

Leaders want link statewide

Pay raises get votes of council
AIKEN - Aiken City Council tentatively approved raises Monday for the mayor and mayor pro tem, plus future increases for them and all members of the council, tied to inflation rates.

Researcher to study poverty rate

Community teams to salvage area

Falcons' tailspin continues

Mathis throws down gauntlet

Mrs. Elsa Fox
AIKEN - Mrs. Elsa Ayliffe Runyan Fox, 75, of Moultrie Drive, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Robert Camp Sr.
Robert C. Camp Sr., 76, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Staretha Larke
JACKSON - Mrs. Staretha A. Larke, 77, of Broom Lane, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Alicia Nichols
Mrs. Alicia Bortner Nichols, of Bransford Road, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Rosa Myles
BLYTHE - Mrs. Rosa Lee Scott Myles, 89, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at West Lake Nursing Home, Augusta.

Mrs. Lucille Smith
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Lucille Thompson Smith, 87, of Dock Drive, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at Pepperhill Nursing Center, Aiken.

Mr. Richard Asbelle
TIGNALL, Ga. - Mr. Richard A. Asbelle, 46, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Ms. Dollie Haddon
Ms. Dollie Haddon, 91, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at Kentwood Nursing Home.

Mrs. Doris Ledbetter
AIKEN - Mrs. Doris Eubanks Ledbetter, 39, of Joyner Pond Road, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Margaret Montgomery
Mrs. Margaret Mary Elizabeth O'Conner Montgomery, 94, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Ray Matthews
SALUDA, S.C. - Mr. Lindsey Ray Matthews, 60, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at Saluda Nursing Center.

Mr. David Barnett
NEW ELLENTON - Mr. David Jackson Barnett, 85, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000.

Mr. Joe Mixon
Mr. Joe Thomas Mixon, 37, of Martinez, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Staretha Larke
JACKSON - Mrs. Staretha A. Larke, 77, of Broom Lane, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Betty Stephens
TENNILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Betty Jane Meeks Stephens, 85, of East Second Avenue, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Henry Hartline
JACKSON - Mr. Henry Adams Hartline, 81, of Jackson Road, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Marshall Sprayberry
HARLEM - Mr. Marshall E. Sprayberry, 84, of Swint Combs Road, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Leroy Watts
RINCON, Ga. - Mr. Leroy Heinrich ``Roy'' Watts, 51, of Oglethorpe Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Savannah.

Mrs. Mildred Holl
Mrs. Mildred Story Holl, 89, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at Beverly Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Kathryn Hebert
THOMSON - Mrs. D. Kathryn Thigpen Hebert, 72, of Redbud Road, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at McDuffie County Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Rodney Harvey
Mr. Rodney Vaughn Harvey, 28, of Coleman Avenue, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. George Umansky
Mr. George Umansky, 85, of Ramsgate Road, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Somers Gunter
AIKEN - Mr. Somers Leroy Gunter, 74, of Pipeline Road, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center.

Mrs. Deweese Roof
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Deweese Mobley Roof, 82, of Sunset Drive, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at Burke County Hospital.

Mrs. Lucille Smith

Mr. Marshall Sprayberry

Mrs. Staretha Larke

Mr. George Umansky

Mrs. Rosa Myles

Mrs. Mildred Holl

Mrs. Doris Ledbetter

Mr. David Barnett

Mr. Leroy Watts

Mr. Rodney Harvey

Ms. Dollie Haddon

Mr. Robert Camp Sr.

Mrs. Kathryn Hebert

Mrs. Deweese Roof

Mr. Somers Gunter

Mr. Richard Asbelle

Mr. Henry Hartline

Mrs. Margaret Montgomery

Mr. Joe Mixon

Mrs. Elsa Fox

Superintendent fools no one
Who is Thomas A. Price, superintendent of Columbia County Schools, fooling anyway? Beverly Keeney, Grovetown

Benefits from fine hospitals
Almost four years ago a log truck crossed the centerline and hit my pickup head on. I was the only occupant and was severely injured. I wasn't supposed to live. Forest L. Johnson, Appling

Spirit Creek school ignores attacks
School officials are causing conflict in students. I'm told that uniforms will cut the cost of clothing, yet I will have to buy uniforms and play clothes. Raena Boiter, Hephzibah

Execute Alexander Williams now
Why do I work? I guess it's to provide Alexander Williams with a place to live, food, clothes and utilities for free - things most people have to work hard for. Glenda Johnson, Augusta

Gore scrapes, grovels for votes
The presidential race has tightened with indications that Vice President Al Gore is slightly ahead. It would be most unfortunate for the United States if he became president. Al Kotras, Augusta

GOP has superior plan to cut taxes
Recent tax cut proposals by Democrat and Republican presidential candidates reveal vast differences between the parties, even though the final reductions are equivalent according to the news media. Elwyn Wingo, North Augusta

Bioterrorist peril grows
With nuclear weapon capability proliferating around the globe, there's been a lot of discussion in the presidential campaign and by Pentagon brass before Congress about the need for a defense against incoming nuclear missiles fired someday, perhaps, by a deranged, suicidal or paranoid Third World tyrant.

Help for ill workers
It's often said Congress does little of substance in an election year, but this year it appears something very substantive will get done which will affect scores of workers at the Savannah River Site and other Department of Energy-owned nuclear weapons complexes.

Claims liberal laws favor blacks
I keep reading about blacks having clubs and organizations in schools and elsewhere, where they purposely exclude white people. I don't understand how that is possible under the liberal laws we have now since white people can't do the same thing. Charlie Connell, North Augusta

New word order
Words can be decisive instruments in turning the political tide in one direction or another. Take, for instance, the words ``spend'' and ``invest.''

Enjoys going to races with family
I would like to express my feelings about Silver Eagle Speedway. I look forward to Saturday night so I can go to the races. Everyone has a good time watching the cars. Linda Neal, Grovetown

Pickle juice? Yuck
Forget Gatorade and other ``power drinks'' that fight dehydration and make athletes swift and durable on the field of competition. The Philadelphia Eagles has come up with something better (and cheaper): pickle juice.

Wilson wrong for clerk of court
I see in The Augusta Chronicle where Ed Wilson wants to improve the Aiken County Clerk of Court's office. What does he want to do? Employ Gestapo tactics? Liz Godard has been doing a good job. I haven't heard any complaints against her. Clyde Hooks, Belvedere

Next month, toss the rascals out
With the November elections just around the corner, here are a few thoughts I have: Richard Welch, Sandersville

Can I bill neighbors for their runoff?
I am a Columbia County resident who has a septic tank. Therefore I do not have water returning to the treatment plant in Columbia County. I know they are talking water runoff and if that is the case, charge everyone. I wonder if I can bill my neighbors for water that runs off their land to mine? Ken Jones, Evans

McCormick school panel lauded
If the first meeting of the McCormick School District Blue Ribbon Commission indicates what we can expect in the following months, residents will be satisfied with their work. Not everyone will agree with the commission's recommendations (when they are made), but what I saw was a serious approach to a serious matter.Michael J. MacDonald, McCormick

Mideast war clouds
Novelist Amos Oz relates a telling story about the late Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. ``When you came in the early 1920s,'' he told her, ``you dreamed of establishing a Jewish state based on justice and equality, you dreamed of living peacefully with our Arab neighbors and you dreamed of renewing our relationship to the Jewish heritage.''

Group helps daughter deal with Alzheimer's
I read with understanding the letter written by Andy Chandler, Oct. 2. My mother, who has Alzheimer's Disease, lives with me. You can sense the bitterness in his letter. I am sorry for his experience. Diane Socha, Martinez

Augusta State University scores low marks in good manners
I am not surprised that Augusta State University's enrollment is declining. I heard on the radio this morning that it was being attributed to unprepared students and several other things making ASU not responsible for the problem. I disagree. Kathy Britton, North Augusta

Foyt to field team for son

Labonte wins UAW-GM Quality 500

Overtime

Overtime

AOL expanding Web access
SPRINGFIELD, Va. -- America Online Inc. may be the undisputed king of the hill when it comes to dial-up Internet service, but squealing modems won't be the way to connect for long.

Scientists win Nobel Prize for medicine
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Arvid Carlsson is rewarded for his discovery that dopamine is a transmitter in the brain and that is has great importance for our ability to control movements.

Plants suck lead from soil
CHICAGO -- A smattering of small sunflowers adds a touch of gentle prettiness to the urban back yard where Hipolito Martinez's grandchildren play.

'Better Life' a good collection addition
Three Doors Down has an original tone, well-written lyrics and talent to match.

Sweet sixteen

Lies can hamper some close relationships
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: No one likes my friend. I'm the only one in the school who likes her. She's really starting to get on my nerves with all the lying and stuff. I don't know if I should be her friend anymore. - 17-year-old Augusta girl

Lies can hamper some close relationships

Xtreme style

Xtreme style
THE FACTS: Kevin Kerley, 17, a senior at Harlem High School.

Xtreme calendar
New music out includes In My Time of Dying, a solo effort by former Geto Boy Scarface; Let's Get Ready, Mystikal's first album since leaving No Limit; Collective Soul's Blender; and The Diamond Jubilee, the solo debut from Perry Farrell, the man behind Jane's Addiction and Porno for Pyros.

Sweet sixteen
Alesha Morgan is crossing a threshold. It's a common, familiar step, but it's imbued with meaning: she's growing up.

Scientists win Nobel Prize for medicine

AOL expanding Web access

Plants suck lead from soil