Mets glad to see Cardinals

Kile could get three starts

Business briefs

Agency will sponsor fair

Business briefs

Company will move to Lamar

Farm tax repeal on ballot

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks fell sharply Tuesday as investors girded themselves for third-quarter earnings reports.

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.

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.

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.

Agency will sponsor fair
The government agency that assisted once-fledgling businesses such as Nike, Federal Express and Ben & Jerry's will be in Augusta today offering help to area small businesses.

Farm tax repeal on ballot
When July rolled around this year and Lee Anderson still had no hay to harvest, he knew this summer's drought would be a tough one.

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

Big game ahead for Ga. Southern

Georgia Tech notebook

Clemson notebook

Georgia Tech notebook

Bulldogs must stay focused

Georgia Southern notebook

Georgia notebook

Allegation made against O'Leary

Benefits from fine hospitals

McCormick school panel lauded

Mideast war clouds

Rocker headed to Hall of Fame?

Paid to worry

Exxon sets record straight

Next month, toss the rascals out

Finance follies

Candidate, party are mixed up

Spirit Creek school ignores attacks

Water problems are statewide

Enjoys going to races with family

Bioterrorist peril grows

Group helps daughter deal with Alzheimer's

Fibber vs. stumbler?

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

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.

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

In the know
PRICE CHECK: Ever wonder if the prices at your regular grocery store are lower or higher than those up the street? Each Wednesday, Price Check offers price comparisons on goods at area stores.

Love these tenders
Readers and friends often comment that my children must love having a mom who develops recipes. They do love the ''idea'' of it.

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).

Golf Club to open 2001

Winning captain wants to return

Glenn Hills enjoys win

Diary

Lynx to submit roster today

Augusta veteran to return

Lynx notebook

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.

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.

Airport committee holds meeting
The sooner Augusta Regional Airport can finish developing a master plan for future economic growth, the sooner it can offer property instead of promises to air-related industries.

Animal control shelter reopens
State inspectors opened the adoption area of the Richmond County Animal Shelter Tuesday afternoon - ending 11 weeks of quarantine.

Love these tenders

Fitness balls make comeback in exercise regimes

In the know

Worth the weight

Ball exercises

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.

Across the area
Augusta emergency officials needed about 90 minutes to clean a small chemical spill at a local plant Tuesday afternoon.

Panel begins move
ATLANTA - Cities and towns vying to lure state government offices away from Atlanta will have to sell themselves, not only to the affected agencies and workers, but also to the state's bean counters, Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor said Tuesday.

Vigil honors victims of abuse
AIKEN - Georgia Marie Rich was going to her boyfriend's house to break up with him for the last time when he shot her in the heart, then turned the gun on himself.

Airport committee holds meeting

Authorities seek attacker
A woman was sexually assaulted in Richmond Gardens subdivision at noon Tuesday, and Richmond County sheriff's investigators are looking for her attacker.

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.

SRS workers begin charity campaign
Marcia Delmore had a good reason to encourage her fellow Savannah River Site employees to contribute to the site's Combined Federal Campaign: her niece.

Air Tran school passes over city
The sooner Augusta Regional Airport can finish developing a master plan for future economic growth, the sooner it can offer property instead of promises to air-related industries.

Authorities seek attacker

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.

Across the area

Lottery foes roll into city

Teen faces murder trial

Region shivers under cold snap

Georgia teen competes for science award

Correction

Candidates for sheriff spotlighted

Teen faces murder trial
Trial began Monday for an Augusta teen who was 14 years old when accused of taking part in a double homicide.

Pay raises get votes of council

County increases pay for teachers
Columbia County teachers who receive national certification will be rewarded with a one-time 5 percent pay increase.

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.

Ambulance service faces lack of funds
Rural/Metro Ambulance is asking for $625,000 a year or it might not be able to continue as the county's ambulance provider after its contract expires in June.

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.

Ambulance service faces lack of funds

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.

County increases pay for teachers

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

Vigil honors victims of abuse

Residents voice concerns over airport

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

Police identify man

Correction
Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly listed the address of a party raided Friday night by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. The correct address was 4885 Hardy McManus Road.

Inspectors lift ban on local shelter
State inspectors opened the adoption area of the Richmond County Animal Shelter on Tues-day afternoon - ending 11 weeks of quarantine.

Community teams to salvage area

Air Tran school passes over city

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.

Lottery foes roll into city
AIKEN - The No Lottery 2000 bus rolled into Aiken on Tuesday on a tour of the state, driven by a simple philosophy: Every vote counts.

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.

County names finalists
Five teachers have been chosen as finalists for Richmond County's Teacher of the Year.

Agency lacks care inspectors

SRS workers begin charity campaign

Across the area

Agency lacks care inspectors
AIKEN - South Carolina employs 21 inspectors to monitor 1,516 health care facilities, a heavy caseload that often leaves families with the responsibility for catching elderly abuse and neglect.

Shooting suspect captured in hospital

Undersea explorer touts projects
Undersea explorer Robert Ballard's current expedition is of biblical proportion.

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.

Researcher to study poverty rate

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.

Undersea explorer touts projects

Falcons sign Pilgrim

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.

Mrs. Lula Goodson
WRENS, Ga. - Mrs. Lula Mae Berry Goodson, 58, of Geter Street, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Joyce Howard
UNION POINT, Ga. - Mrs. Joyce Johnson Howard, 67, of Witcher Street, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital, Greensboro.

Mr. Richard Asbelle
TIGNALL, Ga. - Mr. Richard A. Asbelle, 46, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at Doctors 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. Robert Camp Sr.
Robert C. Camp Sr., 76, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Lee Herndon
Mr. Lee Martin Herndon, 73, of Elizabeth Drive, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at University Hospital.

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

Mrs. Minnie Henderson
VARNVILLE, S.C. - Mrs. Minnie Lou Henderson, 82, of Stone and Patrick Road, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, in Savannah.

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

Mr. Willie McNorrill
Mr. Willie L. McNorrill, 66, of Willow Street, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at Blair House Nursing Home.

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

Mr. John Hoffman
BAMBERG, S.C. - Mr. John L. Hoffman, 88, of New Bridge Street, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at his residence.

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

Mr. Authur Burton
EAST POINT, Ga. - Mr. Authur James Burton, 59, of Connaly Drive, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at his residence.

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

Mr. Grady Mobley Sr.
Mr. Grady John Mobley Sr., 84, of Powell Road, died Tuesday, October 10, 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.

Mr. Frank Riddle
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Mr. Frank Pernell ``Buster Boy'' Riddle, 38, of West Street, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at Kent and Queen Anna's Hospital.

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

Mr. Alton Voudren
EAST DUBLIN, Ga. - Mr. Alton Lawrance Voudren, 74, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000.

Mr. William Davis Jr.
Mr. William J. Davis Jr., 59, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Andrew Rutland Sr.
RIDGE SPRING, S.C. - Mr. Andrew Griffin Rutland Sr., 82, of Edisto Avenue, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Robert Law Sr.
Mr. Robert Augustus Law Sr., 54, of Collier Road, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Dovia Davis Sr.
Mr. Dovia ``Bud'' Davis Sr., 71, of Augusta Avenue, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Charles Burckhalter
WARRENVILLE - Mr. Charles Edward Burckhalter, 69, of Cathy Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Neal Beard
BANNER ELK, N.C. - Mrs. Neal Williams Beard, 89, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at Cannon Memorial Hospital, Linville.

Mrs. Hazel McBurney
Mrs. Hazel McBurney, 91, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

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

Mr. Freddie McCrary
Mr. Freddie McCrary, of Friars Lane, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Minnie Henderson

Mrs. Neal Beard

Mr. Dovia Davis Sr.

Mr. Leroy Watts

Mr. Andrew Rutland Sr.

Mrs. Staretha Larke

Mr. John Hoffman

Mrs. Joyce Howard

Mr. Lee Herndon

Mrs. Lula Goodson

Mrs. Elsa Fox

Mrs. Hazel McBurney

Mr. Willie McNorrill

Mr. Charles Burckhalter

Mr. Grady Mobley Sr.

Mrs. Deweese Roof

Mrs. Doris Ledbetter

Mrs. Elsa Fox

Mr. William Davis Jr.

Mr. Rodney Harvey

Mr. Marshall Sprayberry

Mr. Robert Camp Sr.

Mr. Frank Riddle

Mr. Alton Voudren

Mr. Henry Hartline

Mr. Richard Asbelle

Mr. Robert Law Sr.

Gore put politics over principle in Gulf War vote
AL GORE'S new campaign ad is running across the country now and says he is ``fighting for us.'' But the true story of his Gulf War vote in January 1991 says he is usually fighting for Al. Here is the inside story of what happened.

Rocker headed to Hall of Fame?
``Rocker has the last laugh.'' On Sept. 27 that was the headline on some of the New York newspapers. Now the sports reporters and pundits, including Rick Dorsey, should bury their heads in the sand. Carl W. Rafoth, Augusta

Finance follies
Augusta-Richmond County's Finance Department is a mess, and a recent audit of it should concern taxpayers who are funding the mess.

Company backs thought control
Wal-Mart has endorsed thought control. In a recent e-mail I received from Wal-Mart in response to a complaint I lodged against them for removing Maurice Bessinger's Bar-B-Q Sauce from their shelves, they stated that they had removed the product because, in their opinion, Mr. Bessinger's personal beliefs did not reflect Wal-Mart's beliefs. J. David Cansler, Aiken

Fibber vs. stumbler?
As the two presidential candidates head toward their second debate tonight, here's what we've learned about the first debate. Al Gore won on debate points; George W. Bush won on popularity points.

Paid to worry
Here we go again. Dr. Bonnie Bragdon has cast yet another dark cloud over Richmond County Animal Control. She is quoted in a recent interview as saying it's fine to shoot your animal in the head. She even goes one step further saying, ``It's one less dog I have to worry about.'' J. Graham, Augusta

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

Water problems are statewide
A lot of attention has been placed on Atlanta's water quality problems. What people don't always realize, however, is that water problems persist statewide. Maggie Kelly, Public Interest Research Group, Atlanta

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

Exxon sets record straight
We at ExxonMobil appreciate concern expressed in the Oct. 4 editorial regarding people and businesses affected by the Exxon Valdez oil spill. However, your editorial contained a number of errors. Tom Cirigliano, Irving, Texas

Candidate, party are mixed up
How can politicians or political parties promise to get children health insurance and better education, when they approve of murdering babies? Roger P. Sanderson, Augusta

Blasts 'America's criminal class'
Can you believe it? Our politicians are calling for campaign finance reform. This is simply more diversion. Lies and deceptions are politicians' stock-in-trade. At election time, they tell the gullible electorate what they want to hear. After being elected, they vote the direction the special interest groups want. Andy Windham, Wagener

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

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.

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.''

Gore put politics over principle in Gulf War vote
AL GORE'S new campaign ad is running across the country now and says he is ``fighting for us.'' But the true story of his Gulf War vote in January 1991 says he is usually fighting for Al. Here is the inside story of what happened.

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

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

Overtime

Greenbrier makes it look easy

Overtime

Centurion out; Jags play Lander

Foyt to field team for son

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.

Pills may increase risk of breast cancer
CHICAGO - Birth control pills may raise the already heightened risk of breast cancer faced by women with a strong family history of the disease, a study suggests.

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.

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

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

Xtreme style

Sweet sixteen

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

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

Plants suck lead from soil

Scientists win Nobel Prize for medicine

Pills may increase risk of breast cancer