Game 1 draws highers ratings

Benches clear during first Piazza-Clemens at-bat

Yankees top Mets in extra innings

Journeyman gives Mets the Viz in Game 1

Fans, city psyched for subway showdown

Fans stay friends as Yanks play Mets

Yankee fan took no chances on shot

World Series notebook

Hampton vs. Clemens in Game 2

Yankees take 2-0 lead in World Series

Workplace relics thrive in fridge

Business calendar
Events in and around Augusta this week

Aiken plant meets recall challenge
In December, Bridgestone/Firestone South Carolina accepted a challenge: produce 25,000 tires a day by the end of 2000.

Quick tips
You might not have much control over the price of gasoline at the pump, but there are simple steps you can take to improve your gas mileage and save money.

Pocket change

Business briefs

Business calendar

Pocket change
A new survey finds many individuals with a net worth between $1 million and $4 million do not feel wealthy, merely ``comfortable.''

Aiken plant meets recall challenge

Business briefs
Serotta Maddocks Evans & Co., CPA'S has been accepted as a member of the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisers, a nationwide association of CPA firms that provides specialized merger and acquisition advisory services.

On the move

Machine mixes quantity, quality
Bridgestone/Firestone's new mixer will add greater quantity to what company officials call an already quality-oriented production process.

Machine mixes quantity, quality

Quick tips

On the move
Linda Walker has joined Rhodes Financial Services Inc. as a mortgage loan officer. Ms. Walker has 20 years of mortgage experience in the Augusta area.

Easy part over for Yellow Jackets

Morris Brons tops Tigers for CSRA Classic win

South Carolina notebook

Georgia tech notebook

College football roundup

Clemson continues win streak

S.C. player has surgery for broken hand

Georgia notebook

Georgia rallies for win

Gamecocks wear down Vandy

Big spending GOP

Where's tax reform?

Backs Fortier in Columbia Co. race

Return legislator to Atlanta in vital leadership role

Animal rescuer unhappy with vet

Aiken Co. School Board above law

Dressing for the judge

Dispelling some misperceptions of the American Civil Liberties Union

SRS workers dedicated to their job

Abolish taxes; impose user fees

Ga. Referendum A will help farmers

Where are Buchanan, Nader?

Backs Barnes' expertise in Richmond School Board race

Covenants vs. satellite dishes

Augusta government a mess

Supports Barnes for School Board

Why are Georgia governors liberal?

Vote for McDaniel, school board

S.C. boycott fizzling

Coaches are important to education

Elect Jim Bartley, oust Diane Ford

Package deals lure tourists
TRENTO, Italy - Now that high-tech, high-risk snow sports can't seem to go much higher, European skiers are quietly aching to get back to the basics. And back to nature.

Writers' groups provide inspiration, support
There's nothing like peer pressure to ensure performance.

Captain's exploits confounded his enemies
As he lay dying aboard his battered little ship off the coast of Panama in 1596, England's legendary sea captain Sir Francis Drake made a startling vow - to return from the dead to defend his country's honor in time of peril.

In the know
Tonight's edition of Restore America, a 30-minute series on the Home and Garden Television network, will feature a segment on Joye Cottage in Aiken.

Wrap it up
In every closet, there is one thing that is special - luxurious even - that one thing that makes you feel like a million dollars. This year, fashion experts say that thing should be a wrap.  View the photo gallery

Home of antiques will be on tour
The Walton Way residence of Mary Gail and Bob Nesbit is filled with treasured family heirlooms and antiques.  View the photo gallery

Let it snow
VAIL, Colo. - Ross Davis and his partners in a popular bar-restaurant are praying that the law of averages will give them good snow, and early.

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

Former librarian finishes historical work on academy
They are old and familiar names in Augusta - and throughout Georgia: George Walton, John Forsyth, Edward Telfair, Abraham Baldwin, William Glascock, Robert Walton Sr.

Children off limits if they're not invited
Dear Carson: I am to wed soon, and the only children I am inviting to the wedding and reception are my niece and my fiance's niece and nephew. When the responses to invitations came back to my mother, a distant cousin of the groom's indicated on his R.S.V.P. that he would attend with family... -Adults Only, Please

U.S. easily wins Presidents Cup

Americans poised to reclaim cup

Week's best in prep football

Evans tops Jonesboro

Harlem eyes playoffs after victory

Georgia prep notebook

Lynx notebook

ECHL notebook

Lynx dominate Pee Dee Pride

Stingrays bite Lynx for 4-1 win

Workplace relics thrive in fridge
One of the long-running jokes from the old Homicide: Life on the Street TV show was the recurring theft of lunches from the police department's office refrigerator.

Memorial service held for slain teen-ager
Memorial services for Tabatha Bosdell brought little comfort for the slain teen-ager's family Saturday. As about 80 friends and relatives gathered to remember the feisty 17-year-old, the victim's mother, Sheryl Bosdell, couldn't contain her rage for the man linked to the slaying of her first-born child. Full story

Writers' groups provide inspiration, support

Children off limits if they're not invited

Package deals lure tourists

Let it snow

Former librarian finishes historical work on academy

Home of antiques will be on tour

In the know

Captain's exploits confounded his enemies

Arts calendar

Wrap it up

Sweet stuff

Memorial service held for slain teen-ager

Lottery looms over South Carolina ballot

Pros, cons of games laid out

Across the area

Georgia expects little change if neighbor begins games
Georgia lottery officials are not quaking in their boots about the referendum pending across the state line.

Evans campus gains new tool for surveillance
When law enforcement officers respond to a school in an emergency, they don't always know what they'll face.

Pros, cons of games laid out
Opposing sides plan a two-week blitz on undecided voters, hoping to tip the balance in a tight contest to see whether South Carolina can help fund education with a lottery.

Festival adds spice to city
It looked dangerous. Elsie Berrios was never afraid, though.

Lottery backers, foes prepare for vote
While some voters struggle with conflicting commentary on lotteries, Gail Crowder of Windsor and Nancy Reed of Aiken are primed to vote Nov. 7.

Across the area
BARNWELL - Barnwell police filed criminal charges Saturday against one of the four suspects in the double homicide at a Sonic Drive-In last week.

Judges send violators to pen
Melanie Sapp didn't quite believe the sentence she was handed for selling alcohol to minors.

Tow trouble leads to wreck

MCG biologists explore using cell protein as cancer treatment
Inside the cell, it is like a cancer cop, ordering a cell to slow down until it can repair genetic damage or delivering the death penalty if it is too damaged.

Health care for indigent sees promise of state aid

Across the area
BARNWELL - Barnwell police filed criminal charges Saturday against one of the suspects in the double homicide at a Sonic Drive-In last week.

Lottery backers, foes prepare for vote

County plans flood controls
It is here, in the woods beside a gravel parking lot at Savannah Rapids Pavilion, that Columbia County's flooding problems come to life.

Children learn fire safety at yearly county event
After watching more than 250 gallons of water fall from a helicopter onto a field a few hundred feet away from her, 7-year-old Katherine Lammers could only stare and clap in amazement.

Saxophone heals, inspires teen
Calvin Taylor's presence in any room is muted and reserved. He wants as little attention as possible.

Family remembers slain teen
Memorial services for Tabatha Bosdell brought little comfort for the slain teen-ager's family Saturday.

MCG biologists explore using cell protein as cancer treatment

Residents take out the trash
Officials join volunteers to help clean Toole Hill area as part of a series of residential cleanups

Across the area

Pumpkin picking
Five-year-old Jared Massey of Beech Island carries his selection at the St. Bartholomew's Great Pumpkin Patch in North Augusta on Sunday.

County plans flood controls

Opponents for House square off

Judges send violators to pen

Lottery proposal creates questions

Georgia expects little change if neighbor begins games

Evans campus gains new tool for surveillance

Pumpkin picking

Lottery proposal creates questions
Here are some frequently asked questions about the upcoming vote on a South Carolina lottery. Information was compiled from state and local election commissions, No Lottery 2000, South Carolina Education Lottery Coalition, National Association of State and Provincial Lotteries, South Carolina Board of Economic Advisers, South Carolina Policy Council, Palmetto Family Council, South Carolina Education Lottery Operating Plan, National Gambling Impact Study Commission, Bipartisan Lottery Opposition Committee and The Associated Press:

Family remembers slain teen

Lottery looms over South Carolina ballot
It might be the biggest question on the ballot in South Carolina this fall.

Residents take out the trash

Sweet stuff
Can there be too much of a good thing? Matthew Rainey, 11, (from left) Joshua Rainey, 4, and Malcolm Coleman, 11, stuff themselves with sweet potato pie Saturday at the ninth annual Sweet Potato Festival in Langley at Jacksonville Community Park.

Tow trouble leads to wreck
Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputies try to reconstruct the scene of a two-vehicle accident Saturday on Washington Road near Pollards Corner.

Health care for indigent sees promise of state aid
Help for the uninsured and poor in Augusta could come from a variety of sources, from federal programs to potential state initiatives that could expand Medicaid coverage and increase incentives for businesses to offer workers health care.

Opponents for House square off
He doesn't have a slogan because ``they come back to haunt you.'' He has pounded the pavement with slim results on Saturdays. And he is associated with a party that's not getting much mention.

NFL this week

Mr. Louis Johnson
DAVISBORO, Ga. - Mr. Louis Cecil Johnson, 58, of Herds Bridge Road, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at Washington Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.

Mrs. Lucille Andrews
BEECH ISLAND - Mrs. Lucille Weigand Andrews, 93, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, in Fort Myers, Fla.

Mr. William Wyse
Mr. William Wyse, of Porter Street, died Wednesday, Oct., 18, 2000, at Beverly Manor Convalescent Center.

Mr. Philip Dow
Mr. Philip Dow, 70, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. John Dickerson
Mr. John Dickerson, 58, of Floyd Street, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Joseph Randazzo Sr.
LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. - Mr. Joseph Randazzo Sr., 79, of Church Street, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Pauline Henderson
Mrs. Pauline Henderson, of Hillis Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at University Hospital.

Hannah Pearl Moody
NORTH AUGUSTA - Hannah Pearl Moody, 1, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Cincinnati Children's Medical Center, Cincinnati.

Mrs. Edna Oliver
COLUMBIA - Mrs. Edna Sullivan Oliver, 80, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000.

Mr. Philip Dow
Mr. Philip Dow, 70, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Ms. Rose Stiffler
UNION POINT, Ga. - Ms. Rose Christine Stiffler, 74, of Washington Highway, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital.

Kyree Abraham
Kyree Abraham, 3, of Ruby Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at Inova Fairfax Children's Hospital, Alexandria, Va.

Mr. Gregory Smith
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Gregory D. Smith, 41, of Idlewood Road, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Walter Christy Sr.
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Walter H. Christy Sr., 83, of Plaza Place, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Otis Winfrey Sr.
Mr. Otis ``Boot'' Winfrey Sr., of Osage Court, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Luvenia Francis
NEW YORK - Mrs. Luvenia N. Francis died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000.

Mr. Herbert Stephens Sr.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Mr. Herbert ``Steve'' Carlton Stephens Sr., 75, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000.

Mr. Mickey Lewis
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Mickey W. Lewis, 49, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Shirley Parker
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Mrs. Shirley Parker, 74, of Garrett Road, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Betty Harmon
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Betty Harmon, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Charlie Sapp
HEPHZIBAH - Mr. Charlie H. Sapp, of Brown Road, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Eunice Price
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Mrs. Eunice Gray Price, 72, of Calhoun Street, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Edgar Strange
GORDON, Ga. - Mr. Edgar David Strange, 87, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Augusta.

Mr. Gary Roberson
HEPHZIBAH - Mr. Gary ``Rob'' Roberson, 67, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Jessie Dyches
Mrs. Jessie ``Bootsie'' Dyches, 74, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000.

Mr. Gerald Poss Sr.
THOMSON - Mr. Gerald C. Poss Sr., 82, of Dogwood Drive, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Don Labounty
HEPHZIBAH - Mr. Don Labounty, 58, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Augusta.

Mr. James Rich
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. James ``Jimmy'' Rich, 73, of Mustang Road, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Rev. Howard Hickey Sr.
AIKEN - The Rev. Howard McKay Hickey Sr., 84, of Fairfield Street, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at Cumberland Village.

Mr. Jack Bridges
Mr. Jack Lavon Bridges, 67, of Fernwood Circle, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Cleveland Grant
Mr. Cleveland Grant, of Redwood Street, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Willa Banks
BROOKLET, Ga. - Mrs. Willa Daniel Alexander Banks, 60, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Statesboro.

Hannah Pearl Moody

Mrs. Shirley Parker

Mr. William Wyse

Mrs. Luvenia Francis

Mr. James Rich

Mr. Louis Johnson

Mrs. Willa Banks

Rev. Howard Hickey Sr.

Mr. Charlie Sapp

Mr. John Dickerson

Mrs. Betty Harmon

Mrs. Edna Oliver

Mr. Jack Bridges

Mr. Otis Winfrey Sr.

Mr. Don Labounty

Mr. Gary Roberson

Mr. Mickey Lewis

Mrs. Jessie Dyches

Mr. Joseph Randazzo Sr.

Mrs. Lucille Andrews

Mr. Cleveland Grant

Kyree Abraham

Mrs. Pauline Henderson

Ms. Rose Stiffler

Mr. Edgar Strange

Mr. Herbert Stephens Sr.

Mr. Gerald Poss Sr.

Kent: Gang of Six is ruining Augusta government
LIKE A VAMPIRE that keeps reappearing, the unholy alliance of commissioners Lee Beard, Willie Mays, Marion Williams, Henry Brigham, Richard Colclough and the addled Andy Cheek have again sunk their fangs into the flesh of Augusta's government. They have sucked away more of its lifeblood.

School wrong to suspend child
Our opinion concerning the 5-year-old child given a on- week suspension after walking away from Copeland Elementary School is that for a kindergartner left totally alone - physically isolated from peers and without adult supervision - the simple desire to go home is understandable.Rod and Beth Scott, Ft. Gordon

Garvin not sheriff material
I have respect for Leon Garvin as a person, but his supporters have been saying a lot of bad, untrue things about his opponent, Ronnie Strength, and retiring Richmond County Sheriff Charles Webster. B. Crook, Waynesboro

Vote for McDaniel, school board
Mildred T. McDaniel is an advocate for children. She is highly qualified for the at-large District 9 Board of Education seat. I strongly urge the people in that district to vote for her. Solomon Varnado, Hephzibah

Animal rescuer unhappy with vet
I rescue animals from animal control facilities and was shocked to read that Dr. Bonnie Bragdon does not consider it her job to continue the adoption program at Richmond County Animal Control. Erika Widener, Martinez

Aiken Co. School Board above law
I have been preaching for over three years about the one-sided Aiken County School Board. The board thinks it is above the law and can set its own rules. Joe Nirenberg, Beech Island

Coaches are important to education
Regarding Vernon Johnson's Oct. 8 letter: He wrote, ``We are confronted with the ridiculous sight of football coaches rewarded with ... perks including titles such as `coach.''' He said to improve education, we should ``throw balls out of the schools.'' Ann Leonard Ribock, Augusta

Elect Jim Bartley, oust Diane Ford
I would like to start by saying how jealous people like myself are in Columbia County Commission District 2. Commission District 5 has the opportunity to change direction ... by defeating incumbent Diane Ford.>br> Joseph Wood, Martinez

Inadequate planning for Columbia County at issue in upcoming election
This ``rain tax'' issue for Columbia County is the direct result of improper and inadequate planning going back 15 or more years. The county commissioners responsible for oversight have failed miserably to adequately provide for rainwater runoff even though it has been an obvious problem for the past 10 years. Keith L. Dykes, Martinez

Israel blamed for brewing war
You asked ``who is to blame for the outbreak of Palestinian-Israeli violence?'' (``Middle East tragedies,'' Oct. 15 editorial). The answer is very clear. It started with the intentional provocative visit by Arial Sharon to the Muslim Holy site, al-Haram al Sharif, with a military entourage. The Palestinians responded by demonstrating and throwing stones. The Israeli security forces responded with live ammunition, killing Palestinians including children. The escalation continues. Hossam E. Fadel, Augusta

Dressing for the judge
Many students and parents in our area don't like mandated uniforms, or strict dress codes, in public schools. Some threaten to go to court.

School wrong to suspend child
Our opinion concerning the 5-year-old child given a on- week suspension after walking away from Copeland Elementary School is that for a kindergartner left totally alone - physically isolated from peers and without adult supervision - the simple desire to go home is understandable. Rod and Beth Scott, Ft. Gordon

Evolution is not scientifically valid
Regarding Richard Baxter's Oct. 15 letter, ``Creationism lacks scientific validity.'' I suggest he not confine his reading to writers who accept evolutionary theories or write critically of creationism. Ken Chumbley, Belvedere

S.C. boycott fizzling
Just as expected, the NAACP's tourist boycott of South Carolina has been fading since lawmakers' compromise moved the Confederate battle flag from atop the Statehouse dome to elsewhere on the Statehouse grounds.

Claims Garvin signs break law
Everywhere you look there are Leon Garvin signs posted in places where they shouldn't be. I would like to know when someone is going to bring this to the attention of Mr. Garvin. A. Wooten, Augusta

Ga. Referendum A will help farmers
On Nov. 7 Georgians will have an opportunity to help protect our family farms. Referendum A on the general election ballot will assist farmers by reducing the property tax burden that they currently pay. Thomas P. Rider, Hephzibah

Ex-governor too partisan for post
I have some beach-front property in Arizona for sale to anyone who believes that liberal Democrat Zell Miller will serve as a non-partisan U.S. senator. Robert L. Richards, Augusta

Return legislator to Atlanta in vital leadership role
For more than 30 years, Jack Connell, D-Augusta, has served his constituents in the Georgia House. He has risen to prominence because he works hard, keeps his word, serves well those he represents, and seldom, if ever, toots his own horn. John C. McCormack, Augusta

Dispelling some misperceptions of the American Civil Liberties Union
In his Sept. 10 letter on the American Civil Liberties Union, its history and purpose, Hoyt Goodson made several excellent points ... Charles E. Varner, Augusta

Why are Georgia governors liberal?
You have to wonder why a southern state like Georgia would keep electing liberal governors; easy, there are no other choices. Guy Milner has nothing to offer and is clearly on the Republican ticket due to his bank account. Gregory Ford, Evans

Abolish taxes; impose user fees
Election time is nearly here. I think we should hire some public servants who know how to subtract, not just add and multiply. Billy B. Jones, Graniteville

SRS workers dedicated to their job
Regarding an event that occurred the weekend of Sept. 26-17: Savannah River Site Family Days was an opportunity for relatives of SRS employees to see the site ``strut its stuff.'' Christopher Noah, Evans

Covenants vs. satellite dishes
I read David Brandyberry's Sept. 30 letter, ``Satellite dishes can't be prohibited,'' with interest. I agree in part that homeowners shouldn't run out and immediately start purchasing these dishes. Jay Jennings, Martinez

Augusta government a mess
Augusta residents are witnessing a meltdown of their city government.

Where's tax reform?
The two major presidential candidates missed a golden opportunity to discuss radical reform of a system that Americans have been fed up with for years - the nation's antiquated tax code.

Big spending GOP
Congress is scheduled to adjourn this week, but there's still so much appropriations

Would God be offensive to anyone?
Robert Tsia, the American Civil Liberties Union lawyer, said that even though people have not complained, political praying is not all right in the community because someday that someone may become disturbed by what they see or are asked to participate in.

Backs educator for school board
I urge voters of District 1 to elect Marion E. Barnes to the Richmond County Board of Education on Nov. 7. Mr. Barnes is a retired educator with over 35 years of experience. ... He is a consultant for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is currently a member of the Tribunal Panel for the Richmond County Board of Education. Gloria B. Lewis, Augusta

Backs Fortier in Columbia Co. race
Regarding the Columbia County Commissioner's District 4 Trex Bolick III, Grovetown

Kent: Gang of Six is ruining Augusta government
LIKE A VAMPIRE that keeps reappearing, the unholy alliance of commissioners Lee Beard, Willie Mays, Marion Williams, Henry Brigham, Richard Colclough and the addled Andy Cheek have again sunk their fangs into the flesh of Augusta's government. They have sucked away more of its lifeblood.

Backs Barnes' expertise in Richmond School Board race
I encourage voters to make a difference in the quality of education in Richmond County by selecting Marion E. Barnes for the Richmond County Board of Education seat in District 1. Lynn F. Brantley, Hephzibah

Supports Barnes for School Board
II wish everyone would vote for Marion E. Barnes for Richmond County School Board in District 1. Mr. Barnes is one of the county's most respected retired school administrators. He served successfully for over 35 years in the Richmond County Public School system where he gained experiences on all grade levels. Audrey M. Thomas, Augusta

Where are Buchanan, Nader?
We are biased toward the two major parties in this country. George Bush and Al Gore are the only candidates we hear about. We never hear about Pat Buchanan or Ralph Nader. John O'Keefe, Augusta

Labonte going about business of winning title

Jarrett wins; Labonte keeps points lead

Overtime

Greenbrier volleyball team in playoffs

Sound off letter

Hunt gives opportunity to disabled

Muzzleloading guns gain popularity

Outdoors party

Outdoors calendar

Experts divided on technology's effects
Within the next 50 years, technologists will be able to build tiny robots small enough to navigate the body's circulatory system.

Robomowers make lawn care easy
They've been called everything from radar devices to underground water detectors.

Experts divided on technology's effects

Robomowers make lawn care easy