Jackets will open season on the road

Opinion on World Series?

Mets rise to occasion

City prepares for Subway Series

Yankees 9, Mariners 7

Firestone will keep area jobs

Firestone will keep area jobs
The Bridgestone/Firestone plant in Aiken County has escaped - for now, at least - the layoffs and work stoppages announced Tuesday by the company.

Pizza place gets new joint
Owners of food and beverage establishments on Broad Street have their fingers crossed, hoping customers find the changes they have in store palatable.

Two managers join marina staff
Two Lincoln County natives have joined the management team of Soap Creek Lodge and Marina.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Investors' heightened anxiety Tuesday about Intel's impending earnings report drove stock prices to their lowest levels in months.

Two managers join marina staff

Pizza place gets new joint

BP Amoco plant negotiates sale

Business briefs

Judge will rule on PGA lawsuit
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A judge said he will decide today whether Morris Communications Corp. can sell real-time golf scores from upcoming PGA Tour events while the company's antitrust lawsuit against the Tour is pending.

Judge will rule on PGA lawsuit

Knology extends coverage

BP Amoco plant negotiates sale
The bidding for an Augusta chemical plant has closed, and a new owner should be named in early 2001.

Business briefs
SEATTLE - First-quarter net income at Microsoft Corp. rose 7 percent, although the bulk of the software giant's profit increase came from the company's investments, not its products.

Knology extends coverage
Telecommunications company Knology Inc. said 2001 will be the year it makes inroads to south Augusta.

Business briefs

Georgia Southern notebook

South Carolina Gamecocks

Georgia reeling from injury report

Phillips prepares for start

Georgia Tech notebook

Georgia Tech notebook

Tigers fail to move up in polls

Clemson notebook

Clemson notebook

Georgia Southern notebook

Gamecocks prepare for season

Webster's pick wrong man for job

Morality takes top priority

Sen. Moore accessible, helpful

Abortion kills

How to fix Social Security forever

Church's anti-liquor stand explained

Ex-teacher gets school board support

Regency could become outlet mall, housing for seniors

Shirts for teen girls too revealing

Moore is trustworthy and honorable

An Augusta asset

Critic of MOX process draws fire

Investigator turns back allegations

Worthy appointments

Gore lies, while Bush is honest

The turnout will decide

Republican backs Moore in S.C. race

Calls abortion murder

Greene preferred in Aiken Co. race

Commission folds

Breathtaking

Stop Wal-Mart in Columbia Co.

Supermarket employees can be invaluable friends
When Angela Teter read a letter in my column about the special relationships some of my readers have with their supermarkets and the people who work in them, she asked her daughter Maggie if she would like to write about her special friend.

Chefs express their creativity with some unusual tools
When chefs say the most important tool in the kitchen is a mandolin, they're not talking about musical instrument.

Not just for girls anymore
David Jones is man enough that a plastic baggie doesn't scare him. Not even when it's on his head while he's sitting under the hair dryer in the middle of a styling salon.

Chicken a la easy
With a little planning and a good grocery list, you can minimize your time in the kitchen while providing great meals for your family. And, rather than reheating leftovers in the microwave, you can create two completely different meals, each delicious on its own.

In the know
PRICE CHECK: Each Wednesday, Price Check offers price comparisons on consumer goods. This week: pizza.

Superintendent former club champ

Safety in numbers

Hornets have edge in rivalry

Lynx notebook

Man charged with murder
JACKSON, S.C. - An Aiken County man was charged with murder today in the shooting death of his estranged girlfriend and her companion the night before, authorities said.

Two killed at Barnwell restaurant
BARNWELL, S.C. - A robbery attempt at the Sonic Drive-In in Barnwell has left two dead and another wounded.

Rivera DNA not linked to Carpenter
AIKEN - Lab results released today show no DNA match linking murder suspect Reinaldo J. Rivera to the Aug. 4 killing of Jessica Carpenter, leaving Aiken police with an open investigation.

Two killed at Barnwell restaurant
BARNWELL, S.C. - Two employees have been killed and a third worker injured in an apparent robbery at a drive-in restaurant.Full story

Mrs. Rivera asks for compassion
During the past 15 months, the wife of Reinaldo J. Rivera had no idea what her husband was up to, she said in a statement released Wednesday.

Chefs express their creativity with some unusual tools

Not just for girls anymore

Supermarket employees can be invaluable friends

In the know

Chicken a la easy

Family, friends remember slain teen

Rivera DNA not linked to Carpenter

Five-car wreck causes injuries
A five-vehicle crash occurred Tuesday during traffic slowdowns for construction on Interstate 20, causing two of the vehicles to burst into flames.

Panel upholds dismissal
The Richmond County Personnel Board on Wednesday upheld the firing of a firefighter who was arrested last year after allegedly threatening to harm top fire administration officials.

Board OKs zoning of day care
Marsha Daughtry thinks she knows her purpose: She's destined to open a Christian-based day care in Augusta.

Teen raises cancer awareness
At 17, Brandy McClain is doing everything she can to emphasize the importance of early detection when it comes to breast cancer.

Panel OKs beer, wine for lounge
In the end, Curtis Baptist Church sort of got what it wanted, Judy Tyler and her supporters sort of got what they wanted, but neither party went home happy.

Wife's letter expresses sorrow
During the past 15 months, Tammy Rivera says she had no idea what her husband was up to.

Two killed at Barnwell restaurant

City law counsel changes
Jim Wall's seven-year stint as legal counsel for the local government ended Tuesday night with an Augusta Commission majority, but it didn't end quietly.

Hate mail piles up for church, mayor

Correction
A story in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have said slaying victim Jessica Carpenter was a senior at Aiken High School.

Panel OKs beer, wine for lounge

Funeral home owner charged
SALUDA, S.C. - A funeral home owner has been charged with swindling Saluda County seniors who had hoped their relatives would not be burdened with burial costs.

Opinion on World Series?
For Atlanta Braves fans, it's a nightmare come true: the New York Yankees and New York Mets are playing in the World Series.

DOT board begins ethics reform
ATLANTA - Georgia's transportation chief could not take part in negotiations involving the sale of property to the department by a state Transportation Board member under a policy being considered by a board committee.

DOT board begins ethics reform

Activists urge labels for foods
SAVANNAH - Conventional wisdom dictates that you don't want to know how sausage is made. But consumers might not be able to stay in the dark much longer about such grim matters.

Case mirrors others with Augusta ties
If Reinaldo J. Rivera is convicted of the deaths of four young women in Georgia and South Carolina, he would not be the first serial killer with ties to the Augusta area.

Clergy learn change to help crime victims
SAVANNAH - A message to clergy on preaching: Don't.

Funeral home owner charged

DNA fails to link suspect
AIKEN - Jessica Carpenter's slaying remains unsolved.

Missing woman's parents seek answers

Few vote slated for Thursday
AIKEN - South Carolina officials have heard complaints about its Division of Motor Vehicles, and improvements in customer service have arrived.

DNA fails to link suspect

Mrs. Rivera asks for compassion

Corps seeks turbine use

Panel upholds dismissal

Correction

Education plan aims to lift pay

Police records show earlier Rivera reports
One month after Tabitha Leigh Bosdell turned up missing, Aiken officers had Reinaldo J. Rivera in their grasp on suspicion of stalking women in a local parking lot.

GOP hopeful goes the distance

City law counsel changes

County fair expands attractions

Finance promises overhaul
The county's Finance Department will be expected to improve its bookkeeping operations in coming months, but not without some help.

30-year sentence given sex offender
AIKEN - A Beech Island man on parole for raping a toddler in Florida pleaded guilty Wednesday to the repeated sexual assault of his friends' 8-year-old son.

Correction
A story in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about churches opposing the alcohol licenses of two area businesses incorrectly identified the pastor of Curtis Baptist Church. The pastor's name is Mark Harris.

Finance promises overhaul

Across the area
Police arrested a woman Tuesday they had sought for more than a week in connection with an Oct. 7 purse-snatching scam.

Five-car wreck causes injuries

Family, friends remember slain teen
Folks said Tabitha Leigh Bosdell was a wild one. The tongue piercing, belly button ring and cigarette in her mouth told it all.

Across the area

Police records show earlier Rivera reports

Augusta native gets seat at debate

Correction

Commission meeting results
The Augusta Commission met for nearly six hours Tuesday and made several votes on issues of importance.

Man charged with murder

Wife's letter expresses sorrow

Few vote slated for Thursday

Aiken unaffected by boycott

Raises planned at MCG
Facing national shortages in nurses and pharmacists, and with unexpectedly better revenues, some employees at Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics will be seeing raises.

Teen raises cancer awareness

Officers defend actions

Across the area

Augusta native gets seat at debate
Most of the nation had to watch Tuesday's presidential debate on television, but one Augusta native witnessed it firsthand.

Ex-boyfriend charged with murder

Mail-in, online services upgrade DMV
AIKEN - South Carolina officials have heard complaints about its Division of Motor Vehicles, and improvements in customer service have arrived.

Aiken holds creationism debate
AIKEN - Roger Rollins has a doctorate in nuclear engineering, but unlike many scientists with high-priced diplomas, the Savannah River Site employee says creationism should be taught as Gospel truth.

Study links deaths to pollution

County fair expands attractions
AIKEN - The 32nd annual Aiken Jaycee County Fair was inundated by a sea of laughter and shrieks of delight when it opened Tuesday with more rides and a greater variety of food than previous years.

Case mirrors others with Augusta ties

Local police receive funds from Feds
AIKEN - Law enforcement agencies in Aiken and Edgefield counties have been awarded nearly $200,000 in federal grants to improve police forces, U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings' office announced Tuesday.

Suspect's outpouring ends
Reinaldo J. Rivera is through talking. Authorities in Georgia and South Carolina say the man charged in the slayings of four young women in the Augusta area has spilled his story to police investigators. Now, his attorney says, his story is over.

Education plan aims to lift pay
COLUMBIA - State Superintendent of Education Inez Tenenbaum said Tuesday that paying teachers what they are worth, replacing aged school buses, upgrading technology and keeping children in class are why she has asked for $345.6 million from the Legislature next year.

Study links deaths to pollution
ATLANTA - Tens of thousands of Americans die prematurely each year from diseases attributable to pollution from power plants, according to estimates released Tuesday by a coalition of environmental groups.

Opinion on World Series?

Corps seeks turbine use
U.S. Justice Department lawyers urged a federal judge Tuesday to lift a 12-year-old injunction preventing the Army Corps of Engineers from placing Russell Dam's reversible hydropower turbines into commercial use.

HOPE wins praise of student

GOP hopeful goes the distance
NAHUNTA, Ga. - It's an unusual October in Brantley County because residents don't know who their sheriff will be come Jan. 1.

Aiken holds creationism debate

Across the area
WASHINGTON - The judiciary committee of the Washington City Council will vote at 1 p.m. today on whether to recommend former Augusta-Richmond County Fire Chief Ronnie Few to head fire operations in the nation's capital.

Missing woman's parents seek answers
They heard Reinaldo J. Rivera had stopped talking, but Darrell and Irma Merchant made the drive to Augusta anyway.

Aiken unaffected by boycott
AIKEN - Tourism leaders and hotel owners say the NAACP's boycott of the state had little affect in Aiken but more impact in tourist centers.

Officers defend actions
Maj. Ken Autry says despite the public doubts and accusations to the contrary, local law enforcement didn't bungle the investigation into Sgt. Marni Glista's killing.

HOPE wins praise of student
Augusta State University freshman Stephen Myers is a second-generation HOPE scholar.

Hate mail piles up for church, mayor
Public controversy over a downtown alcohol license might have ended with a 6-4 vote at Tuesday's commission meeting, but few parties are walking away unscathed.

Suspect's outpouring ends

Ex-boyfriend charged with murder
JACKSON - An Aiken County man was charged with murder Wednesday in the shooting death of his estranged girlfriend, authorities said.

Clergy learn change to help crime victims

Jordan returns to United Center

Carruth defense files motion

Jaguars crisis continues

Mr. Troy Blood
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Mr. Troy Madison Blood, 29, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, in Simpsonville.

Ms. Gladys Dobbins
Ms. Gladys Dobbins, 91, of Williams Drive, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Gertrude Dooley
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Gertrude Norman Dooley, 86, of Hospital Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at Wilkes Health Care.

Mr. Harvey O'Neal
DEARING - Mr. Harvey Hermon O'Neal, of Ellington Airline Road, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Wilhiemena Buckmon
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mrs. Wilhiemena Buckmon, 81, of Hercules Street, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000.

Mrs. Louetta Kersey
NORRISTOWN, Ga - Mrs. Louetta Kersey, 70, of Arthur-Hutcheson Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Savannah.

Mr. Thomas Walker
SELMA, Ala. - Mr. Thomas ``Tommy'' Alvin Walker, 59, of County Road 210, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Lewis Hall
EAST DUBLIN, Ga. - Mr. Lewis Edward ``Ed'' Hall, 66, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000.

Ms. Seana Barnes
MOBILE, Ala. - Ms. Seana Marie Barnes, 31, of Bayshore Avenue, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at University of Alabama Medical Center.

Mrs. Ruth Hill
Mrs. Ruth E. Hill, of Hardwick Road, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Louetta Kersey
NORRISTOWN, Ga - Mrs. Louetta Kersey, 70, of Arthur-Hutcheson Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Savannah.

Mrs. Aleen Williams
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Aleen L. Williams, 75, of Thompson Bridge Road, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Ms. Hazel Willis
Ms. Hazel Jackson Willis, 81, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Dewitt Johnson Sr.
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mr. Dewitt Johnson Sr., 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Decatur.

Miss Tabitha Bosdell
Miss Tabitha Leigh Bosdell, 17, died in June.

Mrs. Betty Still
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mrs. Betty Cox Still, 74, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at Bamberg County Nursing Center, Bamberg.

Mrs. Augusta Bell
Mrs. Augusta Phillips Bell, 92, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Benjamin Cheely
SPARTA, Ga. - Mr. Benjamin Earl Cheely, 81, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Anne Bass
Mrs. Anne M. Bass, 76, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Florina Koerner
Mrs. Florina Koerner, 75, of C & S Drive, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Elliott Rouse Sr.
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Elliott Rouse Sr., 84, of Bradleyville Road, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at National Health Care and Rehabilitation.

Mr. Thomas Meurer
Mr. Thomas Ripley Meurer, 78, of Aumond Road, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Ruth Hill
Mrs. Ruth E. Hill, of Hardwick Road, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Lucile Bagwell
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Lucile Davis Bagwell, 90, of Bagwell Road, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at Dublin Air Health Care and Rehabilitation, Dublin.

Mr. Jack Barton Sr.
GILBERT, S.C. - Mr. Jack P. Barton Sr., 78, of Lewie Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000.

Mrs. Louise Rooks
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mrs. Louise Mock Rooks, 90, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at Screven County Hospital.

Mrs. Patricia Pixley
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Patricia Darden Pixley, 62, of Pine Lane, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Miss Patricia Nesmith
NAVARRE, Fla. - Miss Patricia Anne Nesmith, 66, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, in Pensacola.

Mr. Robert Pugh Sr.
SALUDA, S.C. - Mr. Robert Lee Pugh Sr., 72, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at Self Memorial Hospital, Greenwood.

Ms. Peggy James
SPRINGFIELD, S.C. - Ms. Peggy Ann Mayes James, 27, of Skyland Drive, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, in Pelion.

Mrs. Justine Edwards
NEW YORK - Mrs. Justine Council Edwards, 59, of St. Nicholas Avenue, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at St. Luke Hospital.

Mrs. Vera Mae Riley
SALUDA, S.C. - Mrs. Vera Mae Buffington Riley, 83, of Bethany Church Road, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at Saluda Nursing Center.

Mr. Robert Redd
WARRENVILLE - Mr. Robert F. Redd, 63, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000.

Mrs. Pinkie Ray
VARNVILLE, S.C. - Mrs. Pinkie Mae Ray, 65, of Swan Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Roper Hospital, Charleston.

Mr. James Burton Jr.
Mr. James W. Burton Jr., 43, of Battle Row, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Billie Asmussen
MONTPELIER, Iowa - Mrs. Billie L. Asmussen, 70, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at her residence.

Miss Jessie Key
NORTH AUGUSTA - Miss Jessie Bell Key, 95, of Austin Graybill Road, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. James Wilson
Mr. James Wilson, of Cummings Road, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at Magnolia Hill of Augusta.

Mr. Rufus Oglesby Jr.
GARFIELD, Ga. - Mr. Rufus ``Buddy'' Oglesby Jr., 73, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. William Wetherington Sr.
BELVEDERE - Mr. William B. Wetherington Sr., 80, of Ashley Circle, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at Hammond House Assisted Living.

Mrs. Edna Smith
MIAMI - Mrs. Edna Louise Smith died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at Villa Maria Nursing Center.

Mr. Raymond Grimes Jr.
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - Mr. Raymond D. Grimes Jr., 64, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at East Pasco Medical Center.

Mrs. Grace Mode
SHELBY, N.C. - Mrs. Grace Sailers Mode, 85, of Mode Court, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at Rutherford Hospital.

Mr. Clifford Culver
Mr. Clifford Algie Culver, 88, of Evans, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at Westwood Nursing Facility.

Mr. Jake Sobel
MARIETTA, Ga. - Mr. Jake Sobel, 86, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mrs. Sylvia Becker
Mrs. Sylvia W. Becker, 85, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Martha Rowland
WADLEY, Ga. - Mrs. Martha Rowland, 78, died Monday, October 16, 2000, at Glendale Nursing Home.

Mr. Kennie Eberhart Sr.
Mr. Kennie L. Eberhart Sr., 35, of Demaret Street, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Sallie Snider
WARTHEN, Ga. - Mrs. Sallie Florence Burgamy Snider, 83, of Hamburg State Park Road, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Lessie Patterson
TALLAPOOSA, Ga. - Mrs. Lessie I.V. Smith Patterson, 85, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000.

Mr. Reuben Rhodes
ALBANY, Ga. - Mr. Reuben Wilson Rhodes, 82, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000.

Mr. Tim Kendrick Jr.
Mr. Tim Kendrick Jr., 58, of Dublin Drive, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Ms. Peggy James

Mrs. Augusta Bell

Mr. Rufus Oglesby Jr.

Mrs. Louetta Kersey

Mrs. Wilhiemena Buckmon

Mrs. Billie Asmussen

Mrs. Martha Rowland

Mr. Dewitt Johnson Sr.

Mr. James Wilson

Mrs. Vera Mae Riley

Mrs. Louetta Kersey

Mr. Harvey O'Neal

Mrs. Patricia Pixley

Mrs. Lessie Patterson

Mrs. Florina Koerner

Mr. Robert Redd

Mrs. Louise Rooks

Mrs. Ruth Hill

Mr. James Burton Jr.

Miss Tabitha Bosdell

Mrs. Sallie Snider

Mrs. Ruth Hill

Mr. Elliott Rouse Sr.

Mr. William Wetherington Sr.

Mrs. Gertrude Dooley

Ms. Hazel Willis

Mrs. Sylvia Becker

Mrs. Aleen Williams

Mrs. Betty Still

Mrs. Lucile Bagwell

Miss Patricia Nesmith

Mrs. Pinkie Ray

Mr. Jake Sobel

Mr. Thomas Meurer

Ms. Seana Barnes

Mrs. Edna Smith

Mrs. Grace Mode

Mr. Lewis Hall

Mr. Tim Kendrick Jr.

Miss Jessie Key

Mr. Jack Barton Sr.

Mr. Benjamin Cheely

Mrs. Justine Edwards

Mr. Clifford Culver

Mr. Kennie Eberhart Sr.

Mr. Robert Pugh Sr.

Kent: Senate race update; 'unforgettable candidate'
ZELL MILLER has more money and more statewide name recognition than Republican Mack Mattingly, but will the former Georgia governor make it over the 50 percent mark on Nov. 7 to fill the U.S. Senate term of the late Paul Coverdell, R-Ga.?

Kent: Senate race update; 'unforgettable candidate'
ZELL MILLER has more money and more statewide name recognition than Republican Mack Mattingly, but will the former Georgia governor make it over the 50 percent mark on Nov. 7 to fill the U.S. Senate term of the late Paul Coverdell, R-Ga.?

Worthy appointments
The first nine appointments to the Georgia Medical Authority board bode well for the fledgling organization's success.

Morality takes top priority
Regarding Dr. Lowell Greenbaum's Oct. 8 Chronicleletter about our great economy, let me say this: It's a sad day when the people of the United States put the economy before the decay of our country. Marian Henry, Hephzibah

Linda battles on
After watching last Thursday's battle in Atlanta at the state Board of Education meeting, television's ``Xena the warrior princess'' has nothing on Georgia school Superintendent Linda Schrenko.

Critic of MOX process draws fire
Julia Crowley's Oct. 5 letter opposes burning plutonium via the MOX process. Invite her to discuss the likely future of the tens of thousands of nuclear warheads worth of plutonium she urges that we store for the next 100,000 years, all concentrated and ready for the first thug who finds himself in control of the burial site. What a grisly legacy for our progeny.Fred Christensen, Aiken

Republican backs Moore in S.C. race
I have read several negative views about state Sen. Tommy Moore, D-Clearwater, in recent months. William Jeff Maxey, Burnettown

Investigator turns back allegations
I sympathize with what Jerryling Griffin said she was going through in her Oct. 8 letter regarding the death of her friend Shanta White and Ms. White's unborn baby. However, I'm a Richmond County violent crimes investigator and I must respond to the accusations Ms. Griffin made against the Sheriff's Department. Kenny Lynch, Augusta

Sen. Moore accessible, helpful
I have read about South Carolina state Sen. Tommy Moore, D-Clearwater. As a firm believer in voting, I feel we must believe in whom we vote for, and I personally believe in Sen. Moore. Kaye M. Quackenbush, Burnettown

Webster's pick wrong man for job
Hardly a day goes by that we do not read ``Rants & Raves'' in The Chronicle about residents being fed up with the Richmond County Sheriff's Department. Misty Luda, Augusta

Ex-teacher gets school board support
I endorse Mildred McDaniel to be Richmond County's next Super District 9 Board of Education member. Willie G. Smith, Augusta

Regency could become outlet mall, housing for seniors
I recently returned from a trip to Florida and while traveling on Interstate 95, I passed a large outlet mall in St. Augustine, Fla., and a smaller one near Brunswick. N. Huntington, Augusta

Abortion kills
Abortion is wrong. Taking the life of the unborn is cruel and inhumane. Dogs are treated better then the unborn. Every day people are writing about dogs being killed, but do dogs have souls? No. Bridgette Pidel, Augusta

The turnout will decide
The general consensus among the pundit class is that Al Gore narrowly ``won'' the third and final presidential debate in St. Louis Tuesday night. As in the first showdown, the vice president was articulate, energetic and had a firm grasp of his populist, big-government-is-your-friend issues.

Moore is trustworthy and honorable
Our families have known state Sen. Tommy Moore, D-Clearwater, since high school days. He has always been a public spirited person, always concerned about his community and state. Mary L. and James Coakley, North Augusta

Richmond County deserves better public servants
Augusta residents deserve better. Why we elect officials to represent us who aren't capable of managing their own finances, let alone the finances of a county the size of Richmond, boggles the mind. Ken Holmes, Augusta

Greene preferred in Aiken Co. race
LaWana McKenzie's record for the people of District 3 is deplorable, yet people keep putting her back in simply because she is a school principal. Donnie Boyd, Langley

Stop Wal-Mart in Columbia Co.
I am a resident of Chimney Hill Circle and strongly object to the building of a Wal-Mart adjacent to the Chimney Hill subdivision. Jerry Elliott, Evans

Shirts for teen girls too revealing
Whenever I go to the mall to shop, I am unable to find modest clothing for teen-age girls. Meg Davis, Augusta

Gore lies, while Bush is honest
It's time the media stopped tiptoeing around the issue of Vice President Al Gore's dishonesty. The majority of reports have avoided using the word ``lie,'' preferring to use the words ``embellishment'' or ``exaggeration'' to describe Mr. Gore's dishonesty. John Brandberg, Martinez

Personal friend supports Moore
As a close personal friend of state Sen. Tommy Moore, D-Clearwater, for 30 years, I tire of how the negative and mean-spirited letters portray him in your newspaper. Gunn Sawyer, Graniteville

Yellow jackets have mean streak
Tommy Osgood is employed by Jones Roofing Co. While he was doing his job he noticed a swarm of yellow jackets attacking me as I was working in an azalea bed. Roy C. Patrick, Augusta

Calls abortion murder
Having thought a lot about abortion, I have concluded it is nothing less than murder. It is murder because the child who is being aborted has a soul. Dominic Sterett, Augusta

Searches for Richmond's signs
I have traveled all over this great state of Georgia, from Helen up north to Douglas down south, from Columbus through Atlanta to Savannah. Everywhere I go there are clearly defined county lines by road signs telling you whether you are leaving or going into county property, except Richmond County. Everywhere in Richmond County there are barely visible signs saying ``Welcome to the Garden City, Augusta.'' Ray Zabetta, Evans

Vote character, compassion onto Richmond School Board
Burles A. Johnson II would make an excellent choice for the Richmond County School Board, District 8. Theresa C. Von Plinsky, Augusta

Breathtaking
If you have not driven on I-20 on the South Carolina side between Augusta and Graniteville, you are really missing a breathtaking sight. To brighten your day, relieve your stress, and just to enjoy a simple pleasure of life, take a short drive on I-20 and experience the magnificent wildflower display South Carolina has put on for us. Billie Houston, Augusta

How to fix Social Security forever
Our senators and congressmen don't pay into Social Security and, of course, they don't collect from it. The reason is that they have a special retirement plan that they voted for themselves years ago. Dennis DuGuay, North Augusta

Church's anti-liquor stand explained
Regarding Dan Perry's Oct. 7 letter on Curtis Baptist Church's opposition of a liquor license, his referral to the church's members as a special interest group is accurate in that protection of our members, especially our children, is of special interest to us.C.L. Neal, North Augusta

An Augusta asset
State Rep. Jack Connell, D-Augusta, continues to be one of Augusta's strongest assets in the Georgia Assembly. His influence has assisted Augusta in many ways; for example, state grant funding for the Augusta Museum of History. J. Douglas Herman Sr., Augusta

Commission folds
A majority on the Augusta Commission showed itself to be anti-business on Tuesday when it voted to deny two liquor licenses.

Greenbrier gets tough draw

Overtime

Team lets Rudd drive for fun

Greenbrier volleyball on a roll

Overtime

Stock car racing gets major coverage

Correction

Study finds possible new culprit in heart disease
Researchers have pinpointed an enzyme in the blood that could one day join high cholesterol as another strong predictor of heart disease.

Astronauts go on third spacewalk
SPACE CENTER, Houston - A pair of astronauts floated outside space shuttle Discovery on Tuesday for a third straight day of spacewalking work on the expanding international space station.

Study finds possible new culprit in heart disease

Astronauts go on third spacewalk