Clemens fined

Bat incident talk of series

El Duque faces Reed in Game 3

Mets 4, Yankees 2

Fall can just drop in on you

Business briefs

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Blue chip stocks surged Tuesday, but technology issues fell back.

Augusta loses its Smiles
From now on, there will be fewer smiles around Augusta.

Textron will cut facilities, jobs

Augusta loses its Smiles

Textron will cut facilities, jobs
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Textron Inc. plans to close or consolidate about 20 manufacturing sites worldwide because of declining sales in some industrial businesses.

Aiken Mall revamps lineup
AIKEN - If you are interested in going to the mall for a makeover, Wednesday may be a good day.

Presentation service buys Atlanta firm
Augusta is accustomed to Atlanta companies buying out local businesses and moving them to the big city. Billy Maguire, whose business has operated in Augusta for more than 50 years, has something else in mind.

Business briefs

Richmond County faces business loss
An ongoing industrial border skirmish might claim its next victim soon if Richmond County can't build up its arsenal of incentives.

Richmond County faces business loss

Aiken Mall revamps lineup

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Blue chip stocks moved higher Monday, but technology issues lagged behind in one of Wall Street's quietest sessions in recent weeks. Many investors stayed on the sidelines after a week of hectic buying and selling.

Georgia Southern notebook

Bulldogs need rushing yards

Clemson notebook

Clemson notebook

Clemson No. 7 in BCS standings

Georgia Southern notebook

Gamecocks not to be underestimated

Georgia, Florida prepare for game

Georgia Tech notebook

South Carolina notebook

Keep Rivera kin out of spotlight

They're not suspects; they're guilty

Seeks answers in tragic death of son

Reject S.C. lottery

Sisler's views damage religion

How to make airport profitable

It's wrong to let faith block science

Reinaldo Rivera is no animal

Penny tax a boon to Aiken teens

Educator proposes strategy for saving the public schools

Defeat lottery for South Carolina

Resents newspaper's recommendations

Army morale boost?

Pound animals do make good pets

End executive orders

Johnson the pick for school board

Age old questions: Older pets need special attention
Q: Do aging pets need more frequent health checks? - E.A., Langley

Starting strong
Everyone knows the old adage ''Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.'' Some nutritionists even say that breakfast should be a big meal.

Small portions
A fund-raising community cookbook first published by the National Council of Negro Women more than 40 years ago has been re-released.

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

Dieter is planning holiday weight-loss strategy
Sabrina Sanchez has always been a planner. And with the holidays approaching, she's planning now more than ever.

Chowder down
When autumn hits, the soup pot is a common sight on the stove at my house. There's just something about the aroma and warmth of a bowl of hearty, homemade soup.

Book gives simple ideas for costumes
NEW YORK - Halloween is creeping up on us. You can feel it approaching in the cooler air and see it in the pumpkins on porches and windowsills.

In the know
MILLIONAIRE FAMILIES: The Who Wants to Be a Millionaire phone lines are open for people who want to be contestants on November shows.

Golf course shows improvement

Smith to defend Eastern seniors title

Guy works magic on Augusta course

Police: Roy's wife feared husband

Healthy Swinson productive for Lynx

Fall can just drop in on you
I like to watch high school football games on Friday nights.

Officials seek shooting suspect
AIKEN - Aiken County authorities are looking for a man wanted for questioning in connection with the Oct. 6 shooting death of Jason Bernard Cook.

Sheriff's office releases sketch
Aiken County authorities have released a sketch of a man wanted for questioning in connection with the Oct. 6 shooting death of Jason Bernard Cook. Full story

Rivera indicted
Reinaldo J. Rivera was indicted on multiple charges Tuesday including murder, rapes, sodomy and aggravated assaults. Full story

Sheriff's Office releases sketch
AIKEN - Aiken County authorities are looking for a man wanted for questioning in connection with the Oct. 6 shooting death of Jason Bernard Cook.

In the know

In the know

Small portions

Chowder down

Book gives simple ideas for costumes

Dieter is planning holiday weight-loss strategy

Age old questions: Older pets need special attention

Miller adjusts to new challenge
The hands are still there to be shaken, and the cheeks still wait to be kissed, but for Zell Miller, this fall's race for a seat in the U.S. Senate has been very different from his previous political campaigns.

Slaying suspect indicted

Hospital may sell building
University Hospital is preparing to sell a vacant medical office building in North Augusta to First Baptist Church of North Augusta for $1.5 million.

Judge denies Lumpkin petition
A federal judge has dismissed an appeal filed by former attorney and convicted murderer William Lumpkin.

When worlds collide

When worlds collide
Michael Best never saw it coming. But the 20-year-old Columbia County sheriff's dispatcher recently spent seven days in the hospital recuperating from injuries he suffered after slamming his motorcycle into a deer.

Slaying suspect indicted
A Richmond County grand jury indicted Reinaldo J. Rivera on Tuesday not only in the slaying of Marni Glista and the attack on Chrisilee Barton but also in the fatal attack on Tabatha Bosdell.

Area reaction: The Jewish stance
Rabbi Jordan Parr was all set to have been in Jerusalem this week as a show of solidarity for his brothers and sisters in faith.

Concert crowd falls short of estimate
The James Brown concert held earlier this month at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center sold just 1,700 tickets, not the 3,000 previously reported.

Guidelines for media considered
At times, the Columbia County Board of Education finds media attention a bit distracting.

Survivor identifies defendant

Athens fights potential serial rapist

Area reaction: The Arab position

Health center votes to buy facility

Sheriff's office releases sketch

Officials seek shooting suspect

Chilling gas prices forecast for winter
Augusta motorists are still paying more for gasoline than they have since the Persian Gulf War, despite per-gallon prices falling more than 10 cents from the all-time high this summer.

Hopeful rallies for restaurant

County seeks input on plan for growth
Columbia County officials are mapping the next few years of development - and they are looking for public help.

Site's cleanup to cost millions

City undertakes final fire chief interviews

Hospital may sell building

Mattingly expresses confidence

Mattingly expresses confidence
Mack Mattingly was in Augusta only for a few hours Tuesday, but he still had enough time to take some shots at Sen. Zell Miller, Mr. Mattingly's chief rival in the race for one of Georgia's U.S. Senate seats.

Athens fights potential serial rapist
ATHENS, Ga. - Safety advocates have mobilized to blanket Athens with composite sketches of a possible serial rapist targeting young women after they leave bars in downtown Athens - a crime prevention effort that has become grimly familiar in this college town.

Current plan 'disjointed'
ATLANTA - In 1995, a group of educators wrote a science curriculum for Georgia using a $5 million national grant that won unanimous state Board of Education approval. The curriculum, however, was never implemented, and many are wondering why.

Cities look for Rivera links
Police in Aiken and Fayetteville, N.C., are working to connect multiple-slaying suspect Reinaldo J. Rivera to sexual assaults in their jurisdictions, a Richmond county investigator said Monday.

Chilling gas prices forecast for winter

Reform candidate will speak at rally

Cities look for Rivera links

Bilingual police unit seeks help
ATHENS, Ga. - Topo Castro has lived in Athens and worked in construction for six months. He came here from California after leaving his native Mexico. Through a translator, he said Athens is ``safer and less expensive'' than California, but he has not seen many police officers in his neighborhood.

Miller adjusts to new challenge

Board tables media policy

Hopeful rallies for restaurant
WEST COLUMBIA - Corporations trying to crush barbecue magnate Maurice Bessinger are catering to blacks who believe in nobody's freedom but their own, Reform Party vice presidential candidate Ezola Foster said Tuesday at a free-speech rally.

Opposition confronts extension

Area reaction: The Jewish stance

Across the area
BARNWELL - The 15-year-old charged in a double homicide at a Sonic Drive-In last week waived his right to a detention hearing Monday in an Aiken County courtroom.

Board tables media policy
Columbia County school board members have decided to give the media another chance before taking action on policy changes aimed at limiting disruptions by members of the press.

Reform candidate will speak at rally
WEST COLUMBIA - The only black person ever to make a White House bid on any party's ticket will be in South Carolina today at the barbecue restaurant being boycotted by every big grocery chain in the state amid claims that its owner is racist.

Candidates discuss ways to fight bias

Area reaction: The Arab position
David Sheikh has a very simple scenario he gives people who don't understand why the Palestinians are enraged in the Mideast.

Cities' services get new home

Candidates discuss ways to fight bias
Two of the three candidates competing to become Augusta's next sheriff answered questions Monday during a forum sponsored by the Augusta Chapter of the NAACP at May Park.

Debate continues over CEO position

Opposition confronts extension
AIKEN - Residents of Aiken's placid Chukker Creek area swarmed city council chambers Monday night to plead for the taste of country at the edge of town.

Guidelines for media considered

Debate continues over CEO position
It's been nine months since the prospect of an at-large elected chairman was first raised in Columbia County.

Cities' services get new home
NEW ELLENTON - Jurors summoned to appear in Beech Island and Jackson's Magistrate Court won't have to complain much longer about the long drive to the office's temporary home in New Ellenton.

Sheriff's Office releases sketch

Health center votes to buy facility
A local mental health group received internal approval Tuesday in its attempt to buy the former Charter Behavioral Health Systems hospital in Augusta.

Across the area

City undertakes final fire chief interviews
Three final candidates vying to become Augusta's new fire chief were introduced to the high expectations of city officials during the second and final round of interviews Tuesday afternoon in the county municipal building.

Bilingual police unit seeks help

Across the area
The Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole has refused parole for an Augusta man who surprised a woman holding her infant child and killed her with a hammer.

Judge denies Lumpkin petition

Site's cleanup to cost millions
Removing garbage from the abandoned Goldberg Brothers junkyard off Gordon Highway will cost $2.3 million to $2.5 million, according to estimates by a state hazardous-waste contractor.

Current plan 'disjointed'

County will decide poker rules
An ordinance limiting where businesses with video poker machines could be located is expected to go before Columbia County's commissioners before the end of the year.

Across the area

Concert crowd falls short of estimate

Survivor identifies defendant
It should have been the best of times at Beach High School. Instead, it turned deadly for two youths and nearly so for a third.

Disappointment evident after loss

Carruth trial in jury selection

Mrs. Helen Hampton
THOMSON - Mrs. Helen Martin Hampton, 55, of Heritage Village, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Ruby Wilkerson
CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Ruby Wilkerson, 74, of Greensboro Road, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000.

Mr. Albert Paschal Jr.
STAPLETON, Ga. - Mr. Albert Lee Paschal Jr., 27, of Georgia Highway 88 West, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at Jefferson County Hospital, Louisville.

Mrs. Milton Goldman
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Milton Mattox Goldman, 80, of Goldman Road, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Essie Oliphant
WRENS, Ga. - Mrs. Essie Bell Oliphant, 88, of William Street, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Jimmy Johnson Sr.
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mr. Jimmy Johnson Sr., 75, of Sycamore Road, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Luke Hendrix
STATESBORO, Ga. - Mr. W. Luke Hendrix, 88, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Wilma Keel
AIKEN - Mrs. Wilma Mae Weeks Keel, 83, of Park Avenue, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at Pepperhill Nursing Home.

Mrs. Sylbia Crosby
Mrs. Sylbia A. Crosby, 91, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Mattie Wicker
WADLEY, Ga. - Mrs. Mattie Lee Williams Wicker, 97, of Butts Street, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at Glendale Nursing Home.

Mr. John Burks Jr.
Mr. John B. Burks Jr., 58, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Kenneth Long Sr.
Mr. Kenneth W. ``Ken'' Long Sr., 81, of Brighton Circle, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Sterling Sewell
THOMSON - Mr. Sterling Eugene Sewell, 72, of Ellington Avenue, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, in Twin City.

Mrs. Minnie Bogeslov
Mrs. Minnie Bogeslov, 96, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at Beverly Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Mary Elam
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Mary Delores Elam, 48, of Augusta Highway, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Jimmy Mayse Sr.
RICHWOOD, W.Va. - Mr. Jimmy Mason Mayse Sr., 54, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, in Lewisburg.

Mrs. Norma Lewis
AIKEN - Mrs. Norma Marie Lewis, 69, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Willie Wallenzine
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Mr. Willie Richard Wallenzine, 68, of Senator Pettus Avenue, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000.

Mr. Gerry Borom
CUTHBERT, Ga. - Mr. Gerry Stephens Borom, 48, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Sarah Wasden
VALDOSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Sarah Riley Wasden, 89, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at South Georgia Medical Center.

Mrs. Pauline Jones
MITCHELL, Ga. - Mrs. Pauline Jones, 74, of County Line Road, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at Warren Nursing Home.

Mr. Jason Mills
Mr. Jason Eric Mills, 29, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Rosa Carter
Mrs. Rosa Carter, of Jackson Street, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Ms. Taria Simpkins
NORTH AUGUSTA - Ms. Taria Antoninette Simpkins, 26, of Plaza Place Apartments, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Daisy Thompson
Mrs. Daisy Dell Thompson, 82, of Minto Street, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. James Styles
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. James ``Duck'' Styles, 57, of Salem Circle, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, in Burke County Hospital.

Mr. Joseph Usry
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Joseph Lamar Usry, 50, of Bolin Road, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000.

Mrs. Rosa Welch
HARLEM - Mrs. Rosa Lee Welch, 90, of County Line Road, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Floy Shelton
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Floy ``Nell'' Shelton, 65, of D.L. Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

Mr. Jason Mills
Mr. Jason Eric Mills, 29, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Virginia Davis
Mrs. Virginia E. Davis, 73, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Francis Porter
Mr. Francis P. Porter, of Georgetown Drive, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Raleigh Long Sr.
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. Raleigh M. Long Sr., 83, of Long Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Roy Williams Sr.
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Roy J. Williams Sr., 76, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Sarah Schuman
SARASOTA, Fla. - Mrs. Sarah H. Schuman, 68, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000.

Mrs. Madie Simmons
LAKE, Miss. - Mrs. Madie Ree Simmons, 72, of Sherman Hill Road, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at St. Dominic's Hospital, Jackson.

Mrs. Keri Haller
CLEARWATER - Mrs. Keri Crytzer Haller, 44, of Jefferson Davis Highway, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Essie Oliphant

Mrs. Daisy Thompson

Ms. Taria Simpkins

Mrs. Pauline Jones

Mr. Jason Mills

Mrs. Helen Hampton

Mr. Gerry Borom

Mr. Jimmy Johnson Sr.

Mr. Roy Williams Sr.

Mrs. Mattie Wicker

Mr. Jimmy Mayse Sr.

Mr. Luke Hendrix

Mr. Francis Porter

Mr. Willie Wallenzine

Mrs. Milton Goldman

Mrs. Floy Shelton

Mrs. Norma Lewis

Mr. Joseph Usry

Mr. John Burks Jr.

Mr. Jason Mills

Mr. Sterling Sewell

Mrs. Minnie Bogeslov

Mrs. Keri Haller

Mrs. Wilma Keel

Mrs. Sarah Wasden

Mr. Albert Paschal Jr.

Mrs. Ruby Wilkerson

Mrs. Sarah Schuman

Mrs. Sylbia Crosby

For the sake of the children, stop the war on education board
AFTER THE Oct. 12 meeting of the state Board of Education, newspapers around Georgia carried stories with headlines such as, ``Schrenko and school board go to war.''

Educator proposes strategy for saving the public schools
Public education can be improved but are we willing to make the sacrifices? We have already poured millions into education, but standardized test scores still remain low nationwide. Wayne Frazier, Augusta

Sisler's views damage religion
David Sisler has contributed to the continuing destructive course of religious fundamentalism in American religion through his Oct. 14 column, ``When moral foundations are abandoned.'' Phillip J. Daley, Hephzibah

Defeat lottery for South Carolina
As Nov. 7 nears, South Carolina will be faced once again with a decision of morality. Howard Boyd, Langley

Resents newspaper's recommendations
I was glad to see The Chronicle give details on the amendments in the upcoming election. However, I was somewhat disturbed that The Chronicle took it upon itself to tell me how to vote. My wife and I, and the people of South Carolina and Georgia, are intelligent enough to make up our own minds on these important issues. To me, this attitude smacks of Big Government constantly telling us what is best for us, assuming the electorate is too ignorant to make intelligent decisions. Don Seemuller, Aiken

Penny tax a boon to Aiken teens
``There's nothing to do in Aiken.'' Sam Erb, Aiken

Columbia Co. commissioners no good
The people of Columbia County should wake up and realize that our Commission members know what is best for us. They have taken their position from our great leaders in Washington to tell us what is best. Donald L. McLeod, Grovetown

Reinaldo Rivera is no animal
There we go again. Even the editor of the Augusta Chronicle uses the term ``animal'' when it comes to a criminal, in this case the alleged serial killer Reinaldo Rivera. Mrs. A.E. Waters, Hephzibah

Crack house razed
Remember, back in May, that filthy, crime-infested Ninth Street crack house owned by Alex Hammond that was the focus of so much media publicity?

How to make airport profitable
Why spend millions on a new airport facility that won't be used any more than the one we have now? More airlines, more use by Augustans? ``Build it and they will come,'' only works in the movies. Ray Tudor, Augusta

Pound animals do make good pets
It's a shame that animal shelter director Dr. Bonnie Bragdon doesn't feel that animals in the pound make suitable pets. I know many people who disagree with her. Dana Park, Hephzibah

They're not suspects; they're guilty
Regarding the Reinaldo Rivera case and the shootings at the Sonic drive-in restaurant in Barnwell: When an idiot like Mr. Rivera allegedly tells police where remains of persons he has murdered are located and the authorities find them at that location, why is he still called a suspect? Jack Flynn Jr., Martinez

End executive orders
Many believe impeachment will be the biggest stain on Bill Clinton's legacy. Yet overriding the U.S. Constitution with extraordinary executive orders that require massive funding ought to be the biggest scandal of the Clinton presidency.

Supports Johnson for school board
fNext month Richmond County voters will elect a new representative for the District 8 School Board. I recommend Burles Johnson, a successful and experienced businessman who is also active in our school system. S. Hoover, Augusta

Support for one-cent sales tax
I am writing in support of the countywide one-cent capital projects sales tax on the Nov. 7 ballot here in Aiken County. This one-cent sales tax will have a significant positive impact on the citizens of Aiken County and the cities of North Augusta and Aiken. The added sales tax will move from five cents to six cents but still be less than is charged ``across the river'' in Georgia. This money can be put to tremendous use to alleviate some pressing and important needs throughout the county. Ronald A. Maxwell, North Augusta

Wonderful vet tells it like it is
Regarding J. Graham's Oct. 11 letter: I utilized Dr. Bonnie Bragdon's services when she was in private practice and I found her to be a wonderful vet. Jamie Gallagher, Keysville

Johnson the pick for school board
I would like to see Burles Johnson elected to Richmond County's School Board District 8 seat. Mr. Johnson has been a leader in his community through his work with the Parent-Teacher Association, as a coach in the summer youth sports league and as an active member of his church. He has devoted countless hours of volunteer service in his community. Paul Kent Plunkett Jr.,Augusta

Moore is S.C. Senate's MVP
I have known Sen. Tommy Moore, D-Clearwater, for many years. As a teen-ager he worked for me at Bath Pharmacy. I have called Sen. Moore on many occasions, and he has always responded quickly. Gene Sawyer, North Augusta

Seeks answers in tragic death of son
Thanks for the articles The Chronicle has done on behalf of our son, John Jeffrey Duncan. From these articles and courage we have finally received the report of the criminal and internal affairs investigation. There are those who believe we have been out to get an officer or officers in the Sheriff's Department. This cannot be further from the truth. What we have been out to get is the truth. Pat Duncan, Mt. Pleasant, Texas

It's wrong to let faith block science
I applaud Richard Baxter's thoughtful commentary on the importance of teaching evolution in our schools (``Creationism lacks scientific validity,'' Oct. 15). His is one of the most knowledgable statements on the issue I've read. Thad Suits, Aiken

Keep Rivera kin out of spotlight
While I understand that a big news scoop is important to most journalists, was it really necessary to identify by name the family members of accused serial killer Reinaldo Rivera, as was done in the Oct. 16 Chronicle? Janet Bray Solursh, Augusta

For the sake of the children, stop the war on education board
AFTER THE Oct. 12 meeting of the state Board of Education, newspapers around Georgia carried stories with headlines such as, ``Schrenko and school board go to war.''

Reject S.C. lottery
Many South Carolinians are understandably dismayed that Gov. Jim Hodges has sought and received at least $10,000 each for his lottery campaign from three New York investment firms that are, at the same time, seeking contracts to handle billions of dollars worth of tobacco settlement bonds.

Army morale boost?
It's not news that morale in the U.S. Armed Forces is low.

Delta's service draws high praise
Last February my wife and I booked round trip reservations to Canada with Delta Airlines. We were to fly Delta to Montreal with connecting flights from Augusta to Atlanta and back to Augusta. B.H. Dyches, Aiken

Satire on Broad Street liquor licenses
Regarding your editorial, ``Anti-business votes,'' I would like to share a biblical parody: Rich Haas, Evans

After win, Jarrett still has goal in 2000

Overtime

Covering some ground

Bad weather means no shuttle landing
SPACE CENTER, Houston - A second day of strong wind prevented space shuttle Discovery and its seven astronauts from landing in Florida on Monday, and had NASA considering a California touchdown.

Privacy policies don't guarantee safety
PHILADELPHIA - If you assume that your personal data is safe at a Web site with a fancy ``privacy policy,'' then, privacy experts say, one thing about you is already exposed:

Girl must not listen to old friends who treated her wrong

Green Day matures on 'Warning'
Warning: There's a new album out that's sure to wear out CD players.

Xtreme style

Skin scare

Green Day matures on 'Warning'

Xtreme style
THE FACTS: Jennifer Bledsoe, 16, a junior at Greenbrier High School.

Skin scare
Want a good scare this Halloween? Think about what that heavy costume makeup or sweaty mask can do to your skin.

Girl must not listen to old friends who treated her wrong
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: Last year, the girls I hung around with treated me really bad. So I decided that this year when I went to high school I was going to hang out with different people and still talk to them sometimes. Well, they have a problem with me hanging out with the other girls because they're white. They tell me that I need to hang around with my color and that they're my friends and family. They have comments like that. What should I do? - 14-year-old Augusta girl

Privacy policies don't guarantee safety