All calm with Ankiel

Yankees 1 win from series after Clemens' one-hitter

Cards topple Mets

Being rich is all about perspective

Weekly gas update
Here is a list of unleaded gasoline prices at area gas stations.

Business briefs

Charity employs job plan
To most, Goodwill Industries is a place to buy cheap clothes.

Tax company moves to Evans

Charity employs job plan

Business briefs
Augusta Telephone was recently named as a Lucent Business Partner and will be a local dealer for Lucent telephone systems.

Former sole provider sees most profit
It sounded like a good idea at the time. Open up the retail natural gas market to competition, turn the old monopoly provider into a pipeline distribution company and let consumers revel in cheaper prices wrought by a new free-market system.

Business briefs

On the move
Deanna Robinson, of Grovetown, recently joined the Longaberger Co. as an independent sales consultant.

Former sole provider sees most profit

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks rebounded Friday from a selloff the day before as bargain-hunting investors helped push the Nasdaq composite index up more than 240 points, one of its best one-day performances ever.

Business calendar

Tax company moves to Evans
When Rhodes-Murphy's new 11,000-square-foot building opens in Evans Town Center, it will be a one-stop shop for a variety of financial services.

Weekly gas update

Business calendar
Events this week and upcoming events in the Augusta area.

S.C. notebook

Georgia notebook

Godsey, Tech stand tall

Bulldogs fans go too far

Clemson runs past Maryland

Georgia Southern notebook

Gamecocks assured bowl bid

South Carolina notebook

Eagles top Appalachian State

Clemson notebook

Bloodied Bulldogs defeat Vandy

Gamecocks may be most improved

Hoops gear up

Minchew a great school board pick

Making history - big time

Candidate right for school board

Georgia amendments

Creationism lacks scientific validity

Sad deaths

Disapproves of state senator's failure

Paper dishes out, but can't take it

Church group hurts downtown

Utilities department unresponsive

Backs Moore in Aiken Co. election

Quality of life slips away in Evans

Johnson has record of involvement

Ga. PSC races

Fading Pokemon fad is dangerous

Clinton-Gore promotes fear, envy

Not amused by editorial cartoon

Membership rose along with walls
The Lutheran Church by the Lake is one of the newest churches in McCormick County, S.C.

Seminar to focus on challenging passage
Dirty socks on the floor and burned toast for breakfast can vaporize romance - but they are the very things that allow love to grow, says Dr. Mitchell Pacwa.

Antiques find new life at annual show
From Staff ReportsHistoric Augusta's annual Antiques Show and Sale will be held Nov. 3-5 at the old Academy of Richmond County building, 540 Telfair St.

Arts calendar
Here is a list of art-related events in the Aiken-Augusta area.

Foxworthy shares 'gift God gave me'
He will be the featured speaker at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Greater CSRA Fellowship of Christian Athletes Home Team banquet at Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road in Evans.

Decorators showcase latest style trends
Stepping into a Dream Street home means stepping out of the cold nip of chilly fall breezes and into the warm rich tones of a patch of afternoon sunlight.

Faith digest
The Rev. Johnnie Bussey, ``the little singing boy'' from Clarks Hill, S.C., who grew up to use gospel radio to minister to the weary, lonely and hurting in Augusta, will be honored for 29 years of caring at New Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 3237 Deans Bridge Road, at 6 tonight.

In the know
TOY TURN-IN: Today is the final day of the Violent Toy Turn-In at Zany Brainy

Invitation rejection should be more polite
Dear Carson: I read with interest a letter you received (Sept. 24) implying that Southerners are more polite than the rest of the country. - No Nonsense Northener

Calamity can often be a tool of grace
It was a cold December night when a fire broke out in the apartment building where our family lived.

Family matters
Gloria and Blake Paulos both work full time. In addition to running their retail gift shop, they have church activities and club meetings to attend - demands that can make it hard to spend time with their teen-age son, Josh.

Amityville house mystery still haunts those involved
The horror began on a cold November morning in 1974 when demonic voices supposedly commanded 22-year-old Ronald DeFeo to pick up his high-powered rifle and slaughter his parents and four brothers and sisters as they slept.

U.S. makes early exit at Dunhill

Byrum, Andrade tied for lead in Vegas

Allendale 32, Jasper County 0

Greenbrier over Burke County

Orangeburg 31, S. Aiken 7

Williston 40, Hunter 20

Silver Bluff 35, Bamberg 3

Thomas Jefferson 26, Briarwood 6

Samples has hand in four TDs

Blackville 34, Denmark 0

Laney crushes Harlem

Midland Valley 28, White Knoll 21

Barnwell 43, Wade Hampton 0

Lakeside 36, Josey 8

Washington-Wilkes 49, Commerce 27

Week's best in prep football

Thomson powers way to win

Evans 21, Henry County 0

Lynx give Stingrays first victory

Lynx ledger

Lynx top Grrrowl

Lynx diary

Being rich is all about perspective
Don't bother looking - you're not on it. In fact, other than Ted Turner, the Georgia list includes mostly anonymous types who had the good fortune to either inherit Coca-Cola stock or invent The Home Depot.

Community relieved in wake of Rivera arrest
AIKEN - Early Friday, Aiken County officers swarmed a run-down green house at 177 Bettis Academy Road in Graniteville. It was where Reinaldo Rivera - a man now charged in three murders - lived until a month ago.

Rivera charged in 3 deaths
The man charged with the rape and assault of a south Augusta woman has been charged in the deaths of three people in Richmond and Aiken counties.

Rivera charged with Glista murder
Richmond County authorities have connected the rape and assault of a south Augusta woman to last month's slaying of a Fort Gordon Army sergeant.

Amityville house mystery still haunts those involved

Family matters

Invitation rejection should be more polite

Membership rose along with walls

Decorators showcase latest style trends

Faith digest

In the know

Foxworthy shares 'gift God gave me'

Seminar to focus on challenging passage

Calamity can often be a tool of grace

School safety director resigns
Richmond County Schools' public safety director resigned Friday per the request of school board members who voted Thursday to ask him and the assistant director to step down.

Animal control lays out plan
Charlie came home Saturday. Sort of.

4th body located
The horror spread to Columbia County on Saturday, as information given by a multiple-slaying suspect led authorities to the remains of a fourth young woman.

Family doubts slaying link
For a Seattle family, a phone call from the Richmond County Sheriff's Department late Thursday was a mixed blessing.

Community relieved in wake of arrest
AIKEN - Early Friday, Aiken County officers swarmed a run-down green house at 177 Bettis Academy Road in Graniteville. It was where Reinaldo Rivera - a man now charged in three murders - lived until a month ago.

Teen-ager shares survival story

Across the area

New airport promotions prepare for takeoff

Across the area
An Aiken man was killed Saturday when his experimental plane went down near an airstrip in New Ellenton, Aiken County Coroner Sue Townsend said.

City celebrates nuclear roots, atomic heritage

City kicks up heels at fest
The autumn climate was on its best behavior for Oktoberfest on Saturday.

Senate race pits skilled candidates

Friends, neighbors grieve for slain teen missing for 15 months
GRANITEVILLE - Nobody who knew Melissa Dingess really believed she would leave home without a word or a wave goodbye.

4th body located

$17,500 buys old junkyard
How many dollars does it take to buy an abandoned junkyard?

Augusta explores models for indigent health care

Teen-ager shares survival story
Chrisilee Barton doesn't regret what happened Tuesday morning, when a slick-talking stranger nearly ended her life on her bedroom floor.

$17,500 buys old junkyard

Woman's slaying deprives daughter, changes husband
AIKEN - Kaitlyn Wilson turned 13 months old on Friday the 13th - the day a North Augusta man was charged in her mother's death.

Senate race pits skilled candidates
ATLANTA - Maybe it's their ages, 69 in the case of former U.S. Sen. Mack Mattingly and 68 for former Georgia Gov. and current Sen. Zell Miller.

Augusta explores models for indigent health care
The quick test at the health fair last week gave Judith Sullivan something to worry about. Her blood sugar level was high, and her family has a history of diabetes.

Community relieved in wake of Rivera arrest

New airport promotions prepare for takeoff
Within the next few weeks, all the signs along Bobby Jones Expressway and around town will be changed from ``Bush Field'' to ``Augusta Regional Airport.''

School safety director resigns

Friends, neighbors grieve for slain teen missing for 15 months

Aiken to crack down on litter
AIKEN - Litterbugs, beware! Police officers will be making cases for littering during Zero Tolerance for Litter Week, which begins today.

Rivera charged in 3 deaths

Aiken to crack down on litter

City celebrates nuclear roots, atomic heritage
NEW ELLENTON - With fears of Russian atomic weapons rising, President Harry Truman ordered Ellenton and four nearby towns to pick up and move out of the way of the sprawling bomb plant he planned to build.

Family doubts slaying link

Rivera charged with Glista murder

Slayings linked
It began with a survivor who was willing to talk. By Friday, it had festered into a horrifying revelation for the Augusta area as arrest warrants against a 37-year-old tire inspector painted a grisly picture of ruthless attacks, brutalized bodies and a predator in the area for at least a year.

Slayings linked

Aircraft fly-in lands enthusiasts
AIKEN - The fourth annual Rotors Over Carolina, a celebration of rotorcraft, kicked off Friday at Aiken Municipal Airport with the one- and two-seat helicopters buzzing about the field as spectators got up-close views.

Measures benefit military retirees
Bills passed Thursday night should provide ``powerful medicine'' to military retirees seeking better health care, U.S. Sen. Max Cleland said.

Financial issues top platforms
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - When Marvin Easler joined the sheriff's department more than 25 years ago, there were two patrol deputies per shift. When Adell Dobey became a deputy a decade later, the manpower still had not grown.

Across the area
A new authority aimed at fostering biotechnology in Augusta and commercializing research at Medical College of Georgia finally has some board members.

Aircraft fly-in lands enthusiasts

Fire chief aspirants reviewed

Community relieved in wake of arrest
AIKEN - Early Friday, Aiken County officers swarmed a run-down green house at 177 Bettis Academy Road in Graniteville. It was where Reinaldo Rivera - a man now charged in three murders - lived until a month ago.

Fire chief aspirants reviewed
The top three candidates to fill Richmond County's vacant fire chief position work for departments larger than Augusta's and have an average of 28 years of experience.

Football preview

Chandler to start against Rams

Mr. Charles McCulloch
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. Charles E. ``Charlie'' McCulloch, 67, of Whitestone Road, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Anna Wright
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mrs. Anna Wright, 89, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Statesboro.

Mr. Robert Lowe
MESENA, Ga. - Mr. Robert Lowe, 63, of Wire Road, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at McDuffie County Regional Medical Center, Thomson.

Rio Dobey
AIKEN - Rio Lamont Dobey, infant son of George Dobey and Crystal Cheatham, of Bent Arrow Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Cecil Miller Sr.
HARBOUR ISLAND, S.C. - Mr. Cecil Francis Miller Sr., 77, of Sanddollar Court, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Cecil Miller Sr.
HARBOUR ISLAND, S.C. - Mr. Cecil Francis Miller Sr., 77, of Sanddollar Court, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Edith Ford
Mrs. Edith B. ``Edie'' Ford, 54, of Martinez, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Ira Roberts
PERKINS, Ga. - Mr. Ira L. Roberts, 81, of Perkins-Greenfork Road, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Burke County Hospital, Waynesboro.

Mrs. Maude Lawrence
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Mrs. Maude Haigler Lawrence, of Goff Avenue, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000.

Ms. Carol Omosigho
COLUMBIA - Ms. Carol Jean Omosigho, 43, of Busby Street, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

Mr. Ben Barnes Jr.
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Ben W. Barnes Jr., 64, of Arrowhead Lake Road, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Billy Williams Sr.
WILLISTON, S.C. - Mr. Billy Albert Williams Sr. died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Joann Moore
STATESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Joann Mills Moore, 42, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

Mr. James Ely Jr.
BATESBURG-LEESVILLE, S.C. - Mr. James Leonard Ely Jr., 59, of Huckleberry Finn Road, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Dr. William Gillikin
Dr. William V. ``Bill'' Gillikin, 74, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home.

Mrs. Gladys Jackson
AIKEN - Mrs. Gladys Redd Jackson, 88, of Barnard Avenue, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Gloria Lopez
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Gloria Genovese Lopez, 74, of Whitepine Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Karolyn Hartzog
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Mrs. Karolyn Patterson ``Kay'' Hartzog, 67, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000.

Mr. Charles Rollins
Mr. Charles Wesley ``Wes'' Rollins, 42, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Martin Jenkins Sr.
WEST ORANGE, N.J. - Mr. Martin Sam Jenkins Sr., 80, of South Sally Road, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000.

Mrs. Frances Burke
Mrs. Frances Eugenia Scott Burke, 81, of Waverly Gardens, Martinez, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Westwood Nursing Health Care.

Mrs. Thelma Sheppard
Mrs. Thelma Lee Sheppard, 74, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Amanda Warren
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mrs. Amanda Wardlaw ``Mannie'' Warren, 90, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, in Lexington.

Mr. Carnell Brown Jr.
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Mr. Carnell Brown Jr., 32, of Hampton Street Apartments, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Ira Roberts
PERKINS, Ga. - Mr. Ira L. Roberts, 81, of Perkins-Greenfork Road, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Burke County Hospital, Waynesboro.

Mrs. Louise Taylor
GLENDALE, S.C. - Mrs. Louise Edenfield Taylor, 75, of Douglas Street, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Norma Poe
Mrs. Norma Bragg Poe, of Evans, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Martha Jane Nichols
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Martha Jane Nichols, 78, of Lake Avenue, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at her residence.

Ms. Jean Henning
THOMSON - Ms. Jean Henning, 73, of Dean Road, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Morningside Assisted Living, Evans.

Mr. Willie Griffin
Mr. Willie M. Griffin, of Hale Street, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Lila Millian
AIKEN - Mrs. Lila Burkhalter Millian, of Frontage Road, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Ruth Scarboro
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Ruth Lena Kniphfer Scarboro, 92, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Washington Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Warren Hunter
CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Warren Lee Hunter, 70, of Commerce Street, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mr. Douglas Buck Sr.
Mr. Douglas L. Buck Sr., 72, of Deerfield Lane, Martinez, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Rachel Corley
CLEARWATER - Mrs. Rachel LeFler Corley, 72, of Corley Road, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Donnie Smith
BARTOW, Ga. - Mrs. Donnie Mae Gonder Smith, 83, of Brookins Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Jack Burley Jr.
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mr. Jack Burley Jr., 82, of Andrew Chapel Road, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Ronald Peavy Sr.
DEEPSTEP, Ga. - Mr. Ronald Wayne Peavy Sr., 58, of Smyrna Church Road, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Loren Ivey Jr.
AIKEN - Mr. Loren Abbott Ivey Jr., 63, of East Pine Log Road, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Lottie New
WAYNESVILLE, Mo. - Mrs. Lottie Lorraine ``Tiny'' New, 86, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000.

Thomas Arnold
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Thomas Edward Arnold, infant son of Dan and Mona Crawley Arnold, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at St. Luke's Family Birth Center.

Mr. Ben Barnes Jr.
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Ben W. Barnes Jr., 64, of Arrowhead Lake Road, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at his residence.

Ms. Deborah Davis
Ms. Deborah J. Davis, 47, of Redd Drive, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Ida Broomberg
Mrs. Ida Vidro Broomberg died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Vivian English
Mrs. Vivian F. English died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. John Bannister
Mr. John Michael Bannister, 46, of Battle Row, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Dorothy Molineux
Mrs. Dorothy Perkins Molineux, 92, of Evans, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Gladys Jackson

Rio Dobey

Mr. Jack Burley Jr.

Mrs. Donnie Smith

Mr. James Ely Jr.

Mrs. Rachel Corley

Mr. Robert Lowe

Mrs. Lila Millian

Mr. Charles Rollins

Ms. Jean Henning

Mr. Ronald Peavy Sr.

Mr. Douglas Buck Sr.

Mrs. Louise Taylor

Mrs. Joann Moore

Mr. Billy Williams Sr.

Ms. Deborah Davis

Mrs. Amanda Warren

Mrs. Gloria Lopez

Dr. William Gillikin

Mrs. Vivian English

Mrs. Ruth Scarboro

Mr. Ira Roberts

Mrs. Frances Burke

Mr. Ben Barnes Jr.

Mrs. Thelma Sheppard

Mrs. Dorothy Molineux

Mr. Ben Barnes Jr.

Mrs. Karolyn Hartzog

Mrs. Ida Broomberg

Mrs. Maude Lawrence

Mr. Loren Ivey Jr.

Thomas Arnold

Mrs. Lottie New

Mr. Cecil Miller Sr.

Mr. Willie Griffin

Mrs. Anna Wright

Sisler: When moral foundations are abandoned
A SCHISM IS developing in the United Methodist Church in Northern California and Nevada. Because of a fundamental difference in the way biblical standards were being upheld (or torn down, depending upon which side of the debate you find yourself), five conservative pastors withdrew from the denomination. Most of the members of their congregations went with them to start new churches, leaving the buildings and property behind.

Kent: Ex-Few aide is hiding
Where is Katrice Bryant? The former media assistant/coordinator for former Augusta Fire Chief Ronnie Few is missing. Put her picture on a milk carton.

Mideast tragedies
As time runs out on his presidency, Bill Clinton finds himself dealing with the most serious foreign policy crisis of his eight-year tenure.

After 8 years, what's going on?
What in the world is going on? After eight years of the Clinton-Gore Administration, we learn that: Hubert Baker, Aiken

Church group hurts downtown
Recently Augusta instituted a new policy that threatens downtown. It calls for ignoring the city's own licensing requirements and to deny alcoholic beverage licenses to downtown businesses whenever a church group objects. Paul King, Augusta

Sad deaths
On Oct. 2 I was saddened to hear of the death of yet another teen-ager - another life taken away due to speeding or careless driving. When will we learn that the driving age needs to be changed? Will it be when we get that call? Carol Sweeney, Hephzibah

South Carolina amendments
AMENDMENT 1: This overturns the state's lottery ban and authorizes the state to conduct one f

Minchew a great school board pick
There are three candidates for Richmond County's Board of Education District 10 seat, but for me there's only one clear choice: Helen Minchew. Marge Swartzwelder, Augusta

Ga. PSC races
The five-member Public Service Commission is one of the least known of Georgia's agencies even though it has regulatory oversight over everything from utilities to telecommunications. Its decisions affect consumers' wallets and quality of life just as much, if not more, than the state legislature. That's why it's so important for Georgia voters to do their homework on the two PSC candidates running statewide in the Nov. 7 general election.

Candidate right for school board
I have known Mildred McDaniel as a teacher of my son and as a parent to her own children. She is a devoted parent and teacher, as well as a dedicated church member. Q.E. Smith, Augusta

Not amused by editorial cartoon
I am a student at Silver Bluff High School. I was quite disturbed to see the editorial cartoon that Rick McKee drew for the Sept. 17 edition of The Chronicle. Heather M. Weymouth, Beech Island

Utilities department unresponsive
The Augusta-Richmond County water shortage is over. It must be over. If it is not over I would be extremely surprised. Teresa McCafferty, Augusta

Georgia amendments
Today The Augusta Chronicle begins its series of endorsements for election year 2000. Whether you agree with us or not, we hope we provide you with fodder for thought to enable you to cast an informed ballot on Nov. 7.

Messiah will silence the ACLU
In different parts of our United States, including Georgia, and Richmond County, the American Civil Liberties Union involves itself in challenging religious expressions that are connected to government property. Michael Hensley, Augusta

Disapproves of state senator's failure
Regarding several issues brought up by state Sen. Tommy Moore, D-Clearwater, in his response to my earlier letter concerning the dysfunctional behavior of delegates to the Democratic National Convention in the treatment of the Boy Scouts... Will Tinney, Aiken

Paper dishes out, but can't take it
For a newspaper that seems to have an opinion on every motive black leaders have in this community, it follows that it would take issue with some prominent black leaders when they call the editorial page of The Chronicle racist. Grady Abrams, Martinez

Clinton-Gore promotes fear, envy
After watching the presidential debates it is clear how little the Clinton-Gore political machine thinks of the American citizen. George C. Keough, Evans

Where have the flags gone?
While browsing through a school supply store in South Augusta, I noticed in the flag section the absence of any Georgia state flags, Christian flags, or any reflecting Southern heritage. However, readily available for sale were the flags of Russia, Communist China, and North Korea. Political correctness has surely arrived in our environs. K.E. McGahee, Hephzibah

Making history - big time
Agree with the China trade pact or not, it's truly historic for President Clinton and the 106th Congress - on a par with the huge budget surpluses that have occurred on their watch.

BSA executive lauds Sisler column
Thanks to David Sisler for an outstanding column about the Boy Scouts of America and the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. Bill Lesshafft, Martinez

Kent: Ex-Few aide is hiding
Where is Katrice Bryant? The former media assistant/coordinator for former Augusta Fire Chief Ronnie Few is missing. Put her picture on a milk carton.

Wild Turkey facility underused
Citizens of the area have an asset that is overlooked, underused, and under-appreciated: the National Wild Turkey Federation headquartered in Edgefield, S.C. Danny Geddes, North Augusta

Creationism lacks scientific validity
Last Sept. 26 two dozen members from Town Creek Baptist Church, led by the Rev. Danny Hedgepeth and Glenn Wilson, descended on the Aiken County School Board to request that creationism be taught in the schools science curriculum. Richard Baxter, Aiken

Sisler: When moral foundations are abandoned
A SCHISM IS developing in the United Methodist Church in Northern California and Nevada. Because of a fundamental difference in the way biblical standards were being upheld (or torn down, depending upon which side of the debate you find yourself), five conservative pastors withdrew from the denomination. Most of the members of their congregations went with them to start new churches, leaving the buildings and property behind.

Quality of life slips away in Evans
The Evans Town Center Overlay District plan appears impressive on paper. Apparently the county has done this to placate us into feeling that all is well. Anthony Gancasz, Evans

Fading Pokemon fad is dangerous
Fortunately, the Pokemon fad is beginning to fade. I know most of you think that it is a cute fad, but it isn't. Jacob Pride, Augusta

Backs Moore in Aiken Co. election
Earlier this year my family needed assistance relating to an unpleasant situation involving another citizen of Aiken County. We desperately needed advice on how to handle this issue which involved an elderly Alzheimer patient. Mary Ann Scott, Clearwater

Johnson has record of involvement
Next month voters in Richmond County District 8 will go to the polls to elect a new school board member. In my opinion there is only one clear choice, and that is Burles Johnson. Donny Gray, Augusta

Sound off letters

Sound off on Sports

Roper dies of injuries from truck race crash

Overtime

Nemechek wins second straight

Overtime

Greenbrier, Evans in state playoffs

Outdoors calendar

Pair wins tournament

Bass title second for fisherman

Fund-raiser helps plans for future

N. Augustans lead Angler's Choice

Mobile computers take Web to seniors
Zenzel Lewis hadn't planned to stay at the senior center Saturday when she went to drop off her 66-year-old mother Unicetine Lewis.

Discovery docks with space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Discovery's astronauts overcame navigation equipment trouble and arrived at the international space station Friday for a week of demanding construction work.

Discovery docks with space station

Mobile computers take Web to seniors