Yankees 3, Mets 2

Mets 4, Yankees 2

Clemens fined

Business briefs

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Stocks fell sharply Wednesday, pulling the Nasdaq composite index down 190 points.

Broadband expands locally
They might not be moving at the lightning-quick speed that their Internet connections allow, but broadband service providers in the metro Augusta area are reaching out to potential customers at a similar breakneck pace.

County rezones for subdivision
An area of industrial land has been rezoned for a new upscale subdivision project, proving again that building bedrooms is Columbia County's primary business.

Business briefs

Broadband expands locally

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.

Augusta loses its Smiles

Clemson notebook

Clemson No. 7 in BCS standings

Clemson notebook

Georgia notebook

Georgia Tech notebook

Clemson prepares for Ga. Tech game

Georgia Tech notebook

Georgia Southern notebook

Georgia Southern notebook

Bulldogs need rushing yards

Army morale boost?

Defeat lottery for South Carolina

They're not suspects; they're guilty

Pound animals do make good pets

Back Barnes for school board

Resents newspaper's recommendations

Penny tax a boon to Aiken teens

Sisler's views damage religion

Reject S.C. lottery

Calls for commissioner's ouster

Challenger towers over Diane Ford

Augustans, clean up your trashy act

Two plans analyzed

Capsules
$tress is costly Persistent stress has long been considered harmful to health. Now a new study indicates that the health costs of stress in the workplace may be more than anyone thought.

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.

Looking Boootiful
Green glop, blue goo and a peeling face - don't run shrieking; they're supposed to make you look and feel better.

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.

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.

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.

Golf course shows improvement

Payne Stewart family sues

Guy works magic on Augusta course

Blue Devils, Hawks have sights on title

Lynx notebook

Healthy Swinson productive for Lynx

DA to seek death penalty for Rivera
The district attorney filed notice Wednesday he intends to seek the death penalty if Reinaldo J. Rivera is convicted of murder. The official, written notice was filed the day after Mr. Rivera, 37, was indicted by the Richmond County grand jury on multiple charges including murder in the Sept. 4 fatal attack on Fort Gordon Sgt. Marni Glista, 21. Full story

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

Shooting suspect denied bond
BARNWELL - A magistrate judge denied bond Wednesday morning for the 18-year-old charged in the double homicide at Sonic Drive-In, sending the suspect back to jail.

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

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.

Book gives simple ideas for costumes

Chowder down

In the know

Looking Boootiful

Small portions

Capsules

Board tables media policy

Chilling gas prices forecast for winter

Aiken County weighs worth of tax

Aiken County weighs worth of tax
North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones put in his 2 cents worth Wednesday on Aiken County's possible 1 cent tax increase.

Insurer faces discrimination lawsuit

Charges pile up
SALUDA, S.C. - What began with one woman's complaint against a Saluda County funeral home owner and an alleged phony burial contract has gotten 45 times worse.

Workers contain gas leak
A Grovetown construction crew cut a gas line early Wednesday, forcing the evacuation of several businesses, including the Columbia County Water and Sewer Department.

Cities make plans for Halloween
Ghosts and goblins will be out in force Tuesday evening because, unlike last year, trick-or-treating will take place on Halloween night.

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.

Insurer faces discrimination lawsuit
AIKEN - A woman has filed a lawsuit against an insurance giant in an Aiken County court, joining dozens of other blacks in the state suing the company for allegedly charging higher premiums to minorities for decades.

Officials seek shooting suspect

Brothers fight; 1 stabbed
A 13-year-old was still in surgery late Wednesday after he allegedly was stabbed by his 11-year-old brother at their apartment complex on 12th Street.

Concert crowd falls short of estimate

Hodges talks with teachers
GLOVERVILLE - It initially was billed as a chance to discuss Gov. Jim Hodges' plan to let teachers get master's degrees tuition free through his lottery initiative.

Correction
A University Hospital board was misidentified in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle. The board that is meeting today and must approve a real estate transaction is University Health Services.

Bond denied for suspect in shooting

Authorities say remains are Dingess
The family of slaying victim Melissa Dingess began funeral arrangements Wednesday after authorities finally were able to match dental records to the teen's skeletal remains.

Prosecutor to seek death penalty

Across the area

Hodges talks with teachers

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.

Authorities say remains are Dingess

Site's cleanup to cost millions

Bond denied for suspect in shooting

Athens fights potential serial rapist

Charges pile up

Area road makes dangerous list

Retired physician joins stroke study

Retired physician joins stroke study
After a career of conducting research into hormones such as insulin and testosterone, Henk Scholer finds himself on the other side.

Prosecutor to seek death penalty

DA to seek death penalty for Rivera

Correction

Slaying, crash kill two
An Augusta man was found slain in his home off Peach Orchard Road on Wednesday with injuries to his head and neck, about 11 hours after a neighbor driving the dead man's vehicle was involved in a fatal crash in downtown Augusta.

Slaying, crash kill two

Prosecutor to seek death penalty
The district attorney filed notice Wednesday he intends to seek the death penalty if Reinaldo J. Rivera is convicted of murder.

Workers contain gas leak

Jury returns guilty verdict
It seemed like it would never happen.

City undertakes final fire chief interviews

Fish fry seeks unity along racial lines

Sheriff's office releases sketch

DNR board split over poultry waste

Slaying suspect indicted

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.

Mattingly expresses confidence

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.

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.

Hospital may sell building

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.

Hopeful rallies for restaurant

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.

Health center votes to buy facility

Survivor identifies defendant

Board prioritizes projects

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.

Authorities say remains are Dingess

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.

Authorities say remains are Dingess
The family of slaying victim Melissa Dingess began funeral arrangements Wednesday after authorities finally were able to match dental records to the teen's skeletal remains.

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
Twin brothers convicted of taking part in shootings at local nightclubs were sentenced to prison Wednesday.

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.

Cities' services get new home

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.

Anti-litter campaign

Anti-litter campaign
Danny Agerton of Richmond County Public Works division throws campaign signs into the back of his county truck at the corner of Mike Padgett Hwy and Lumpkin Road. Richmond County, on Wednesday was enforcing a local ordinance that requires the public roadsides to remain clear of debris, and county officials consider the political signs to fall under that category.

Bond denied for suspect in shooting
BARNWELL, S.C. - A magistrate judge denied bond Wednesday for the 18-year-old charged in the double homicide at Sonic Drive-In.

Fish fry seeks unity along racial lines
Former Mayor Ed McIntyre sponsored an annual fish fry Wednesday at Julian Smith Barbecue Pit in hope of eradicating the racial divide between black and white residents of Augusta.

Board prioritizes projects
Augusta commissioners will spend the coming months protecting their pet projects and picking which ones may get pushed aside as they work to prioritize the fourth phase of the recently renewed 1 cent sales tax.

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.

DNR board split over poultry waste
RINGGOLD, Ga. - A member of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources on Wednesday attacked a proposal to hold poultry companies responsible for disposal of animal wastes and predicted a majority of the board will defeat it next month.

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.

Area road makes dangerous list
Never let it be said that Reader's Digest didn't warn you:

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.

Bond denied for suspect in shooting
BARNWELL, S.C. - A magistrate judge denied bond Wednesday for the 18-year-old charged in the double homicide at Sonic Drive-In.

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.

Cities make plans for Halloween
Ghosts and goblins will be out in force Tuesday evening because, unlike last year, trick-or-treating will take place on Halloween night.

Cities make plans for Halloween

Prosecutor to seek death penalty
The district attorney filed notice Wednesday he intends to seek the death penalty if Reinaldo J. Rivera is convicted of murder.

Jury returns guilty verdict

Across the area

Wright to be out 2-3 weeks

Carruth trial in jury selection

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

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

Mr. Terry Wright
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mr. Terry L. Wright, 37, of Railroad Street, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at West Lake Manor Nursing Home, Augusta.

Mrs. Frances Arnett
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Mrs. Frances West Arnett, 90, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000.

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

Axel Jones
Axel Keith Jones, infant son of Tony Jones and Jennifer Walton, both of Appling, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Louise Richardson
AIKEN - Mrs. Louise Richardson, 76, of Red Oak Drive, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Thomas Burke
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Mr. Thomas Clifford Burke, 70, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000.

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

Mrs. Julia Walker
Mrs. Julia Walker, of Fenwick Street, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at University Hospital.

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

Mrs. Constance Morris
Mrs. Constance ``Connie'' Morris, 46, of Evangeline Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

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. Clifford Vought
Mr. Clifford Stanley Vought, 80, of Martinez, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mrs. Julia Ellison
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Julia Mae Ellison, 89, of Patricia Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Mary Monaghan
THOMSON - Mrs. Mary Ann Monaghan, 67, of Brinkley Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Cecil Beggs Sr.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Mr. Henry Cecil Beggs Sr., 57, of Forest Trail, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Coosa Valley Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Linda Shampine
Mrs. Linda K. Shampine, 98, of Herbert Lane, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. John Burks Jr.
Mr. John B. Burks Jr., 58, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Mary Gilbert
Mrs. Mary Alice Bigham Gilbert, 83, of Evans, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Brandon Wilde Pavillion.

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

Mr. Jacob Roberts
Mr. Jacob Marion Roberts, 84, of Chase Road, Evans, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

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. Eloise Snider
GIBSON, Ga. - Mrs. Eloise Snider, 73, of Bell Spring Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mr. Murphy Helton
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Julian Murphy Helton, 50, of Archer Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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. Joyce Brock
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Joyce Lovelace Brock, of Waccamaw Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mrs. Dorothy Jones
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Dorothy Kirby Jones, 82, of Lorraine Drive, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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

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

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

Mrs. Carolyn Kendrick
THOMSON - Mrs. Carolyn Moss Kendrick, 42, of Rock House Road, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

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

Ms. Inez Jones
Ms. Inez Jones, 91, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Beverly Manor Nursing Home.

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

Miss Hilda Taylor
GROVETOWN - Miss Hilda H. Taylor, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Beverly Manor Nursing Home, Augusta.

Mr. Earl Davis Sr.
DAVISBORO, Ga. - Mr. Earl Anthony Davis Sr., 92, of Heard's Bridge Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Extended Care Facility, Sandersville.

Mrs. Frances Hutto
PERRY, S.C. - Mrs. Frances Buffington Hutto, 80, of West Railroad Avenue, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at her residence.

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

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

Mr. Robert Taylor
Mr. Robert Kevin Taylor, 38, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000.

Mrs. Minnie Bogeslov

Mr. Murphy Helton

Mr. Robert Taylor

Mrs. Essie Oliphant

Mr. Jacob Roberts

Mr. Jimmy Mayse Sr.

Mr. Willie Wallenzine

Mrs. Keri Haller

Mrs. Daisy Thompson

Mr. John Burks Jr.

Mrs. Frances Arnett

Mr. Sterling Sewell

Mrs. Joyce Brock

Mrs. Sarah Wasden

Mr. Joseph Usry

Mr. Thomas Burke

Mr. Earl Davis Sr.

Mrs. Dorothy Jones

Mr. Terry Wright

Miss Hilda Taylor

Mr. Roy Williams Sr.

Axel Jones

Mrs. Frances Hutto

Dr. Joseph Usry

Mr. Cecil Beggs Sr.

Ms. Inez Jones

Mrs. Constance Morris

Mrs. Linda Shampine

Mrs. Julia Walker

Mrs. Louise Richardson

Mr. Jason Mills

Mrs. Eloise Snider

Mrs. Floy Shelton

Mrs. Julia Ellison

Mrs. Mary Gilbert

Mrs. Carolyn Kendrick

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.''

Kent: Mack is back; thoughts on Paula, J.B.
LIKE MODERN-day Paul Reveres, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and former Sen. Mack Mattingly, R-Ga., came to Augusta Tuesday to echo presidential candidate George W. Bush's warning about our nation's declining military readiness.

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.''

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

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

Augustans, clean up your trashy act
Who, me pick up trash? That's not my job. L.M. Usry, Augusta

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

Country needs another Thomas Reed
In 1890 the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives was Thomas B. Reed of Maine, one of the most remarkable men ever to occupy that post. Not only an able politician, he was without par as an orator and debater. A large number of his epigrams have become common to our language. Larry Heinrich, Aiken

Rivera victims sought attention
A local radio talk-show host made a comment Oct. 17 about the character of the girls Reinaldo Rivera has allegedly admitted killing. M.E. Sorrell, Evans

Challenger towers over Diane Ford
Columbia County Commission candidate Jim Bartley may be a builder, but he doesn't have the special interests behind him. In fact, Mr. Bartley refused to take political action committee money. Friends and business people in the county who see the need for change in District 5 are financing his campaign. Billy Ray Morris, Evens

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

Kent: Mack is back; thoughts on Paula, J.B.
LIKE MODERN-day Paul Reveres, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and former Sen. Mack Mattingly, R-Ga., came to Augusta Tuesday to echo presidential candidate George W. Bush's warning about our nation's declining military readiness.

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

Calls for commissioner's ouster
Facts about Columbia County Commissioner Diane Ford: Robert Hockman, Evans

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

Stalled science ed
Georgia Board of Education Chairman Otis Brumby, in a guest column Wednesday, says if there is ``a war'' between state School Superintendent Linda Schrenko and his panel, it is ``unilateral'' from her side.

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.

Back Barnes for school board
Many people have either worked with or observed the dedicated contributions of Marion E. Barnes. His educational experiences extends for decades. His mastery of administration and love for young people is exceptional. Fred Stallings, Augusta

Art Institute hails education story
On behalf of the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, I thank Chronicle staff writer Clarissa J. Walker for the Sept. 30 feature story on our Community Art Education Center project. Cheryl W. O'Keeffe, Augusta

Two plans analyzed
With all the number-crunching by the two presidential campaigns, ordinary Americans have a hard time figuring out what the candidates mean by their tax-and-budget plans, much less how they differ.

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

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

Overtime

Overtime

Covering some ground

Bob Latford retires

Bobby Labonte following footsteps

Global warming may affect El Nino
A study of coral reefs suggests El Nino occurs more frequently now than it did in the mid-19th century, before global warming.

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:

AOL 6.0 offers new phone service
SPRINGFIELD, Va. -- America Online Inc. on Wednesday introduced the newest version of its AOL software, which includes a feature that allows users to have online information read to them by telephone.

Privacy policies don't guarantee safety

Global warming may affect El Nino