Cards topple Mets

Mariners top Yankees

Yankees 1 win from series after Clemens' one-hitter

Mets take 3-1 lead over Cardinals

Being rich is all about perspective

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

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 calendar

Curtain falls on Martinez dollar theater
For Mike Rogers, Columbia Theaters' last movie Sunday was the end of an era.

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

Business briefs

Former sole provider sees most profit

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

Bloodied Bulldogs defeat Vandy

Godsey, Tech stand tall

Eagles top Appalachian State

S.C. notebook

Gamecocks assured bowl bid

Clemson runs past Maryland

Georgia notebook

Injury may sideline Carter

Holtz's outlook is more positive

Hoops gear up

Parental notification

Learning COPS lesson

Church group hurts downtown

Utilities department unresponsive

Making history - big time

Abortion procedures described

Jews own Palestine, Bible says

Man of vision best sheriff candidate

Not amused by editorial cartoon

Paper dishes out, but can't take it

Quality of life slips away in Evans

Ga. PSC races

Abortion is murder

Backs Moore in Aiken Co. election

Needed resignations

Creationism lacks scientific validity

Fortier backed for commissioner

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Inkster wins World Championship

Andrade escapes with win in Vegas

Byrum, Andrade tied for lead in Vegas

Week's best in prep football

Lynx diary

Lynx give Stingrays first victory

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.

Invitation rejection should be more polite

Amityville house mystery still haunts those involved

Decorators showcase latest style trends

In the know

Family matters

4th body located

Lab chronicles wetland avians
Warren ``Cub'' Stephens waves a ball-point pen as though it were a wand and points out tiny specks a few hundred feet below.

Mattingly, Miller spar on records
ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Zell Miller sought to put some distance between himself and more liberal Senate Democratic colleagues Sunday night, while attacking Republican challenger Mack Mattingly's voting record when he was a senator during the 1980s.

This week in South Carolina
An essential tremor support group meets at 3 p.m. in Cumberland Village assisted living facility, 3335 Wise Creek Lane at South Carolina Highway 118 Bypass and Highway 421. For more information about the meeting or the support group, call 648-5182, or 641-0393.

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.

Across the area
An Augusta woman was attacked and raped at her residence off Wrightsboro Road on Friday night, police said.

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

Family doubts slaying link

Women describe run-ins with suspect in slayings
The bait was fame and fortune. The hook was a ride to an empty room. The sinker, a willing young woman.

Utilities expansion advances
Less than half of the 20 or so offices being leased by the city are furnished and occupied. And several freshly-painted rooms have desks but don't yet have employees to sit behind them.

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.

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.

Teen-ager shares survival story

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.

Friends, neighbors grieve for slain teen missing for 15 months

Educator finds ways to inspire
AIKEN - The failing grades scrawled in bold letters across every page of her brother's workbooks would seal Pamela Traylor's indecision about what to do with the rest of her life - she just didn't know it yet.

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

This week in Georgia
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling will be discussed at 7 p.m. at Gibbs Library, 326 N. Belair Road, Evans. For information, call 863-1946.

Mattingly, Miller spar on records

Women describe run-ins with suspect in slayings

Officials ID fourth victim
Bond has been denied for the man accused of killing four area women.

Across the area

Lab chronicles wetland avians

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.''

Suspect's friend feels sense of betrayal
GRANITEVILLE - Like an actor on a sitcom, Reinaldo ``Ray'' J. Rivera always seemed like he was playing a part.

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

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.

Officials ID fourth victim

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.

Suspect's friend feels sense of betrayal

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.

This week in South Carolina

City celebrates nuclear roots, atomic heritage

This week in Georgia

New airport promotions prepare for takeoff

Man dies in light-plane crash
NEW ELLENTON, S.C. - An Aiken man who died after his plane crashed into a wooded area Saturday morning had altered his aircraft minutes before taking off, another pilot said Sunday.

Augusta explores models for indigent health care

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.

Educator finds ways to inspire

Utilities expansion advances

Senate race pits skilled candidates

Man dies in light-plane crash

Falcons notebook

Chandler to start against Rams

Rams bury Falcons

Football preview

Rev. Thomas Mason Sr.
NORTH AUGUSTA - The Rev. Thomas E. Mason Sr., 70, of Sudlow Lake Road, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Ina Harco
AIKEN - Mrs. Ina Marie Harco, 73, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Donnie Smith
BARTOW, Ga. - Mrs. Donnie Mae Gonder Smith, 83, of Brookins Drive, 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.

Mrs. Julia Marschalk
Mrs. Julia Riley Marschalk, 86, of Troupe Street, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

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

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

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

Ms. Frances Bush
JOHNSTON, S.C.- Ms. Frances Bush, 49, of Cottonwood Lane, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Edgefield County Hospital.

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

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

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

Mrs. Jessie Jackson
Mrs. Jessie Warner Jackson, of Evans, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mrs. Margaret Downes
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Margaret Jones Downes, 86, of North Hills Drive, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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

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

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

Mrs. Kythia Hill
LINEVILLE, Ala. - Mrs. Kythia Mae Hill, 86, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Clay County Hospital.

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

Mrs. Frances Simpson
HARRISON, Ga. - Mrs. Frances Simpson, 59, of West Twin Lane, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at her residence.

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

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

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

Mrs. Helen Wolfe
STATESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Helen McElveen Wolfe, 82, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

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

Mrs. Katherine Schafer
Mrs. Katherine ``Katie'' Schwegler Schafer, 91, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

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

Mr. Robert Haskell
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mr. Robert Owen Haskell, 78, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000.

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

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

Mrs. Mildred Barnett
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Mildred Barracott, 73, of Spring Street, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Joshua Goldenberg
Mr. Joshua Carl Goldenberg, 21, of Springhouse Lane, Martinez, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Nannie Chalker
Mrs. Nannie Lee Grimes Chalker, 81, of Evans to Locks Road, Martinez, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mr. Gary Westbrook
AIKEN - Mr. Gary Grafton Westbrook, 54, of Screech Owl Trail, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at his residence.

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

Mr. Harold Parker
AIKEN - Mr. Harold Eugene Parker, 64, of Valley Drive, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

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

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

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

Mr. Robert Lowe

Mrs. Frances Burke

Mrs. Margaret Downes

Mrs. Ina Harco

Mrs. Jessie Jackson

Mrs. Mildred Barnett

Mr. Ben Barnes Jr.

Mr. Willie Griffin

Mrs. Lila Millian

Mrs. Edith Ford

Mrs. Rachel Corley

Mrs. Julia Marschalk

Mrs. Donnie Smith

Mr. Ronald Peavy Sr.

Ms. Jean Henning

Mrs. Vivian English

Mr. Douglas Buck Sr.

Mrs. Lottie New

Mrs. Joann Moore

Mr. Cecil Miller Sr.

Ms. Deborah Davis

Mrs. Amanda Warren

Mrs. Gloria Lopez

Mr. Gary Westbrook

Mrs. Anna Wright

Mrs. Nannie Chalker

Mr. Ira Roberts

Mrs. Karolyn Hartzog

Mrs. Frances Simpson

Thomas Arnold

Mrs. Helen Wolfe

Mrs. Dorothy Molineux

Rev. Thomas Mason Sr.

Mrs. Katherine Schafer

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.

Parental notification
South Carolina's Attorney General Charlie Condon got it right last week in stating that the state's parental notification law must be followed before teen-agers can be given the RU-486 abortion pill by a doctor.

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

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

Learning COPS lesson
The Clinton-Gore administration is tooting its horn about this decade's drop in violent crime. The president gives much credit to his COPS (Community Oriented Police Services) program of putting 100,000 new law-enforcement officers on the nation's streets. This, incidentally, would include 25 new Richmond County Sheriff's Department deputies hired in 1996.

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.

Needed resignations
The Richmond County Board of Education, not known for vigorous leadership over the past two years, helped erase that image with a bold move: Asking for the resignation of the director and assistant director of the system's public safety department.

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

Man of vision best sheriff candidate
On Sept. 26 I attended the candidate forum sponsored by Augusta Pride and Progress and heard both candidates for sheriff. Ernestine R. Crews, Hephzibah

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

Abortion procedures described
A few weeks ago you printed a letter from a reader who referred to abortions as ``a safe, humane way'' to terminate a pregnancy. This was in response to another reader who asked what the difference was between an abortion and a young girl letting her newborn die stuffed in a cabinet. May I answer? Timothy Walker, North Augusta

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.

Abortion is murder
Having an abortion is murder to an innocent child. People never know what that child will grow up to be. That child could be the doctor who finds a cure for cancer or other diseases. Children are so precious. How can anyone kill them? There are couples who cannot have any children and would love to adopt one. So think twice before having an abortion. Jessica Carter, Augusta

Fortier backed for commissioner
I am a disabled Vietnam Veteran who for the last 16 years has voted almost exclusively Republican. While I like to think of myself as an independent and educated voter, I found myself more aligned to the policies of the Republicans than the Democrats. Mike Deal, 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.

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

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

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

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

Why not let Nader in debates?
I heard on National Public Radio that Al Gore and George W. Bush were hard at work rehearsing for the next exclusive debate. The thought occurred to me, Why do they have to rehearse? Why don't they just tell the truth? Marguerite S. Rece, 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

Compares abortion to Holocaust
God tells us murder is never right. Our laws tell us it is wrong to murder. We have seen movies and documentaries pertaining to the Holocaust. Most are sickened by such horrific killings. Barbara A. Mohler, Augusta

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

Jews own Palestine, Bible says
There they go again. The news on Oct.10 said that Israel has extended the deadline for the Palestinians to stop their violence. It's about time that Prime Minister Ehud Barak and his cohorts read their Bibles. Art Cabot, North Augusta

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.

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

Sound off letters

Sound off on Sports

Roper dies of injuries from truck race crash

Dale takes 17 cars in 5 laps

Overtime

Five area boxers medal in Invitational

Greenbrier, Evans in state playoffs

Owner of Raiders to speak

Fund-raiser helps plans for future

Pair wins tournament

Outdoors calendar

Bass title second for fisherman

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.

Astronauts wire up space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- With a joyous whoop, two astronauts floated out of space shuttle Discovery on Sunday and hooked up cables and antennas on the newest addition of the international space station.

Astronauts wire up space station

Mobile computers take Web to seniors