Ramblin' Rhodes: Chronicling country has been a blast
My earliest memory of listening to music, other than at Methodist church services, was hearing the radio stations that my mother, Ella Sampert Rhodes, tuned into while ironing clothes for her five kids.

Event calender
Here is a listing of local activities.

Church is ideal place for chamber concerts
Music is as much about mood and setting as it is about putting notes together in a pleasing order. A piece that might make an audience sleepy in a large concert hall can have new life breathed into it in a more intimate setting.

Concert calender

Concert calender
Here is a listing of upcoming concerts in the area.

It's all about the music, Bloodfest promoter says

It's all about the music, Bloodfest promoter says
If Halloween has a soundtrack, it might feature the hard and heavy bands slated to play Bloodfest VII, Augusta's annual evening of sonic assault.

Event calender

Tenor bears soul when performing
From Caruso to the Three Tenors, the high male register seems to resonate when people talk about opera.

Tenor bears soul when performing

Spooky stuff

Club calender

Club calender
Here is a listing of local clubs and events.

Barrel racers ride hard

Spooky stuff
Once upon a time, Halloween meant little more than going door to door mooching candy corn and chocolate bars, but times have changed.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Chronicling country has been a blast

'Rumpelstiltskin' a treat for kids
While he enjoys playing before adult audiences, Jaime Burcham said there's nothing like playing a part for children. ``Kids are the best audiences,'' said the veteran actor, a regular in children's theater in Augusta and Atlanta and with the Augusta Ballet.

Applause calendar

Barrel racers ride hard
While Augusta's reputation has never been that of a cow town, it certainly is no stranger to the sound of thundering hooves.

Church is ideal place for chamber concerts

Applause calendar
Here is a listing of events in the Augusta area.

'Rumpelstiltskin' a treat for kids

Stadium sign says it all: 26 World titles

Baseball notebook

Yankees do it again

Braves exercise option on Smoltz

Ad rights to animals disputed

Realty plans to sever franchise ties

Realty plans to sever franchise ties
A Columbia County real estate brokerage is losing its national franchise affiliation.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - The growing belief that technology stocks are reaching a bottom turned the battered Nasdaq composite index around in a late-afternoon rally Thursday, but the overall market ended a volatile session mixed.

New machine opens window for company

Business briefs

Deal creates cookie monster
Cereal giant Kellogg Co. is buying the cookie and cracker maker Keebler Foods Co. for about $3.6 billion in a deal that would put the Keebler elves on the same roster as Tony the Tiger.r

Business briefs

Semolina restaurant closes
Augusta's Semolina International Pasta restaurant has closed, apparently a victim of the city's ultra-competitive restaurant industry.

Georgia Southern notebook

Georgia Tech notebook

Georgia Southern notebook

Solving the SEC East

SEC notebook

TV schedule conflict solved

College football on TV

South Carolina notebook

Georgia notebook

ACC notebook

Peterson mainstay of offense

Football contest

Clemson notebook

College football games on the radio

SEC Preview

Network has tough choice on its hands

ACC preview

Gardner the one for school board

Likes DeLoach

Cheers Baptists' anti-liquor crusade

Richmond Co. endorsement

Commission races

Backs experience for Edgefield sheriff

Cites pro-Gore bias in recent major news media reports

Having standards for community still is acceptable

Mattingly will vote conservative

Hurtful 'Chronicle' stories rapped

Supports Aiken Co. 1-cent sales tax

Who's got whose hands in pocket?

MOX is environmentally friendly

Columbia County endorsements

Geraniums can live to bloom another day
Geraniums are popular bedding plants in the Augusta area, blooming from late April through late fall.

The ground work
Spring is bloom time, but fall is for planting. Now is the time to plant annuals for fall and winter color and spring-blooming perennials, shrubs and bulbs.

Love III to be Hall of Fame inductee

Kiawah's Ocean Course again the star

Moore captures title in playoff

Statesboro 48, Butler 6

Midland Valley over Strom Thurmond

Harlem earns its playoff spot

Carolina notebook

Silver Bluff wins battle of unbeatens

Prep football schedule

Let it reign

Expect the unexpected

Evans earns playoff berth

Williston-Elko clinches region

McCormick 13, Calhoun Falls 12

Top prep games this week

Westside surprises Washington County

Silver Bluff's Jamie Williamson

Smith, Ready pace Aiken win

Georgia notebook

Warren County 34, Aquinas 13

Prep football on the radio

Burke County over Thomson

Wardlaw 20, Wyman King 14

Lakeside downs rival Greenbrier

Wash.-Wilkes 62, Oglethorpe 7

Screven's Brown keeps streak alive

Lynx notebook

ECHL power poll

Goalie seeks first victory

Ad rights to animals disputed
Using an animal in your advertising campaign is not as simple as it used to be.

The ground work

Geraniums can live to bloom another day

Cincinnati flights to lift travel
CINCINNATI - For years, air travelers flying out of Augusta Regional Airport have complained about delays at Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, about the propensity of canceled flights to and from Augusta, and about the noisy turboprops.

Chancellor competition narrows
AIKEN - The panel appointed to find a chancellor for the University of South Carolina Aiken has shortened its list to five candidates.

Across the area

Democrats look to buck state's trends

MCG gives girl birthday bash
Frances Oglesby thought she was coming to Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center for a check-up for her leukemia.

Extradition of suspect discussed

Oliver looks back at tenure

Fish show mercury buildup

Police say man was shot before fire

MCG gives girl birthday bash

Panel requests rest area shutdown
A task force studying crime at interstate rest areas in South Carolina has recommended that Gov. Jim Hodges shut down 16 parking areas, including two in Aiken County, where for years officers have witnessed illicit sex in wooded areas.

Chancellor competition narrows

Across the area
Police Thursday still did not know the cause of death of a man found in his home off Peach Orchard Road about 11 hours after a neighbor driving the victim's vehicle was involved in a fatal crash downtown.

Across the area

Slaying details surface

Thurmond stumps for JROTC

United Way exceeds campaign goal

Problems delay trip for panel

McDuffie council will change

Judge lets death trial go forward

State provides aid with slaying investigation

Killing attacker put woman in prison

Fish show mercury buildup
Water in the Savannah River has relatively low levels of toxic mercury, but fish tissue tells a different story, a federal regulator told industry representatives Thursday.

Panel requests rest area shutdown

Killing attacker put woman in prison
It seemed like the perfect romance at first.

Appointments parceled out
AIKEN - A descendant of Aiken's wealthy Winter Colony who is losing her seat on the city's Planning Commission says its current composition is illegal.

Democrats look to buck state's trends
AIKEN - Democratic candidates in Aiken County are crossing their fingers that voters in the heavily Republican county won't just pull the party lever this year.

Extradition of suspect discussed
A brief court hearing Thursday for Reinaldo J. Rivera proved little more than a media photo opportunity of the man suspected in several area killings.

Problems delay trip for panel
It was David Dorminey's worst nightmare come true.

Judge lets death trial go forward
Over ardent protest from the defense Thursday, Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. inched a nearly 5-year-old double homicide case a notch closer to concluding.

State provides aid with slaying investigation
An Edgefield County man apparently was slain at his home, then set on fire in his front yard early Thursday, authorities said.

Students take issue over rebel flag poll

League to honor black pioneers

Celtics star set for season

Even cops are revved up for rivalry

Atlanta's Reeves stays busy

Augusta Georgia: features@ugusta: Called to work and to serve 10/28/00

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Augusta Georgia: metro@ugusta: Apartment blaze displaces residents 10/28/00

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Augusta Georgia: features@ugusta: Woman helps others with abuse shelter 10/28/00

Augusta Georgia: metro@ugusta: Oliver looks back at tenure 10/28/00

Augusta Georgia: business@ugusta: New machine opens window for company 10/28/00

Augusta Georgia: business@ugusta: Augusta's job rate increases 10/28/00

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Mrs. Pearl Bryan
TRENTON, S.C. - Mrs. Pearl Turner Bryan, 96, of Wise Street, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Edgefield County Hospital, Edgefield.

Mr. Benjamin Moody Sr.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Mr. Benjamin ``Bennie'' Moody, 60, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at Bayfront Medical Center.

Mr. Malcolm Strickland
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Mr. Malcolm D. ``Mac'' Strickland, 53, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Debbie Chalker
WRENS, Ga. - Mrs. Debbie Chalker, 38, of Highway 17 North, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. W. Wilson Kitchings
AIKEN - Mr. W. Wilson Kitchings, 63, of Kaolin Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Wade Stewart
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mr. Wade Stewart, 74, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at Syl-View Health Care Center.

Mrs. Charlotte Dekle
MILLEN, Ga. - Mrs. Charlotte Tyus Dekle, 87, of Cleveland Avenue, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Edward Ivey
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mr. Edward Ivey, 49, of Hopgood Street, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

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

Mr. Woodrow Smith Jr.
AIKEN - Mr. Woodrow Wilson Smith Jr., 48, of Alfred Street, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Augusta.

Mrs. Leona Gilyard
VARNVILLE, S.C. - Mrs. Leona Gilyard, 86, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at Kings Brook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Mr. Ernest King Jr.
Mr. Ernest ``Pee Wee'' King Jr., of Pollard Drive, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Valarie Fortson
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Valarie Gresham Fortson, 80, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at McCormick Health Care Center, McCormick.

Mr. J.L. Galbreath
GRANITEVILLE - Mr. J.L. Galbreath, 68, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000.

Mrs. Ida Tillman
BARTOW, Ga. - Mrs. Ida Mae Tillman, 85, of Frost Road, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at Washington County Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.

Mr. Roosevelt Young Jr.
INDIANAPOLIS - Mr. Roosevelt Young Jr., 54, of Broadway Street, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

Mr. Herbert Fincher
AIKEN - Mr. Herbert B. Fincher, 87, of Dunbarton Circle, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center.

Ms. June Culkin
Ms. June S. Culkin, 72, of Martinez, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. John Boutwell
Mr. John Boutwell, 61, of Third Street, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Mrs. Jessie Perlotte
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Jessie Tucker Perlotte, 69, of Lexington Avenue, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at Athens Regional Hospital, Athens.

Larnelle Hobbs
DEARING, Ga. - Larnelle David AlexavierHobbs, 16, of Radford Culberth Road, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at McDuffie County Regional Medical Center, Thomson.

Mr. William Hanvey Sr.
MCCORMICK, S.C. - Mr. William Harold ``Bill'' Hanvey Sr., 80, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, in Alachua, Fla.

Mrs. Joyce Brock
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Joyce Lovelace Brock, of Waccamaw Drive, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Johnny Jones Sr.
Mr. Johnny Jones Sr., 61, of Grady Boulevard, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Robert Carter Jr.
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Robert Carter Jr., 61, of Storm Branch Road, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

Mr. Horace Brabham
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mr. Horace Brabham, 60, of Kingfisher Road, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Melissa Dingess
GRANITEVILLE - Mrs. Melissa Faye Spicer Dingess, 18, died July, 1999, in Aiken County.

Mrs. Carolyn Armour
FAIRFAX, Va. - Mrs. Carolyn Albea Armour, 72, of Majestic Lane, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at Fairfax Hospital.

Mrs. Leona Gilyard

Mr. Johnny Jones Sr.

Mr. John Boutwell

Mr. Harold Alexander

Mrs. Carolyn Armour

Mr. Gurmukhsingh Udhwani

Mr. Ernest King Jr.

Rev. Albert Mason Sr.

Mr. Brooks Glover Sr.

Mr. Philip Holmes

Mr. William Hanvey Sr.

Ms. Hilda Busby

Mr. W. Wilson Kitchings

Mrs. Lila Huckabee

Mrs. Pearl Bryan

Mrs. Hassie McLendon

Mr. Woodrow Smith Jr.

Mrs. Jessie Perlotte

Larnelle Hobbs

Mr. Holland Kinsey Jr.

Mr. Ricky Myers

Mrs. Onelia Kennedy

Mrs. Joyce Brock

Mrs. Valarie Fortson

Mr. Malcolm Strickland

Mr. Benjamin Moody Sr.

Mrs. Debbie Chalker

Mr. Robert Carter Jr.

Mrs. Ida Tillman

Ms. June Culkin

Mrs. Anna Ruxton,

Mr. Edward Ivey

Mrs. Thernell Dukes

Mrs. Maxie Shepherd

Mrs. Melissa Dingess

Mr. J.L. Galbreath

Mrs. Buler Moore

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Schrenko: Next round must address real reform
THERE ARE a lot of misconceptions and statistics thrown around about the state of education in Georgia. Many would like you to believe Georgia's education system is going in the wrong direction. It is unfortunate that this type of politicizing of our education system takes place, but in a tight election year it can be expected. As with the ads accusing teachers of being to blame for what is happening in Georgia's schools, this type of divisive and antagonistic talk only serves to make it more difficult on our children and schools. I hope in the next round of education reform the governor and the legislature will think before they attack.

Columbia County endorsements
Columbia County voters should have no problem deciding who to vote for in the House District 112 race, not if they want to preserve their legislative clout in the face of reapportionment next year. Rep. Bill Jackson, R-Appling, is their man.

Mattingly will vote conservative
Sen. Zell Miller is trying desperately to convince the people of Georgia that he is another Paul Coverdell. I knew Sen. Coverdell. Mr. Miller is not and never will be Mr. Coverdell. Mac Mattingly is a friend of mine and was a good friend of Mr. Coverdell, who would certainly endorse Mr. Mattingly, as his wife is doing now, all across the state. Leona Norton, Augusta

Backs experience for Edgefield sheriff
I have lived in Edgefield County for 68 years. During that time Marvin Easler dedicated 29 years in law enforcement to serve and protect residents of the county. James F. Coleman, Edgefield

Hurtful 'Chronicle' stories rapped
I'd like for The Chronicle to use better judgment in publishing hurtful stories about persons who have been tried, convicted and are serving their sentences. Wendell Duncan, Martinez

Schrenko: Next round must address real reform
THERE ARE a lot of misconceptions and statistics thrown around about the state of education in Georgia. Many would like you to believe Georgia's education system is going in the wrong direction. It is unfortunate that this type of politicizing of our education system takes place, but in a tight election year it can be expected. As with the ads accusing teachers of being to blame for what is happening in Georgia's schools, this type of divisive and antagonistic talk only serves to make it more difficult on our children and schools. I hope in the next round of education reform the governor and the legislature will think before they attack.

Columbia County on new course?
Fourteen years ago I couldn't resist the quiet charm of Columbia County and its charted course for respecting nature, sensible growth and planned progress. Emerson Macklen, Evans

Supports Aiken Co. 1-cent sales tax
I am not normally someone who favors increasing our tax burden but I want to add my support for the one cent sales tax referendum on Aiken County's the Nov. 7 ballot. William H. Tucker, Aiken

Who's got whose hands in pocket?
I think that taxpayers in south Richmond County should be tired of this consolidated government. There is a lot of money to be made by the trash collectors and the taxi companies. This makes me think that someone has their hands in someone's pocket. Elmer Rogers, Augusta

Richmond Co. endorsement
Two fine law enforcement officers are vying to become Richmond County's next sheriff, the county's most politically powerful position. While both are worthy, Ronnie Strength is the candidate with the horsepower for this job, which oversees a $40 million budget, 900 employees and the jail.

Likes DeLoach
Many thanks to state Rep. George DeLoach, R-Hephzibah, for supporting game, fish, parks, industry and institutions for the disabled. Mr. DeLoach has an open door policy and is willing to help groups and individuals. Maurice Alligood, Evans

Having standards for community still is acceptable
I am neither a Baptist nor anti-business, but I am dismayed at the strong anti-Christian tone of your Oct. 20 editorial with its sarcastic use of words like ``sacred circles'' and ``sacred numbers.'' Jane H. Dennis, Augusta

Gardner the one for school board
I recommend Bob Gardner for Richmond County's District 10 School Board. He is an established, hard working and involved member of our community who has lived here for as long as I can remember. He and his wife Alice raised their family here. Steve Colohan, Augusta

Commission races
Columbia County has important Commission races in two districts. After interviewing the candidates on the issues, we offer the following recommendations to voters.

Cheers Baptists' anti-liquor crusade
When did the Baptists' crusade against liquor in downtown Augusta become ``counterproductive?'' Liquor promotes drunkenness and bad behavior. It hurts people and destroys families. Timothy Fellows Sr., Augusta

Complains firing of Farrell is wrong
Why does the Richmond County School Board force the resignation of an excellent, qualified public safety director for doing his job? Is it about paying too much to protect children's safety at sports events? Gwen Tushbant, Augusta

Cites pro-Gore bias in recent major news media reports
Recent complaints about your biased reporting prompts me to point out the bias in the major news media: Grace G. Allen, Trenton

MOX is environmentally friendly
During the last two months The Chronicle has published major news articles and letters in which opposition was expressed to the national program to dispose of surplus plutonium by using it as fuel (mixed uranium plutonium oxide, or MOX) in commercial power reactors. Mal McKibben, Aiken

Ganassi hires little known drivers again

Overtime

Silent sidelines at Family Y games

Overtime

Falling lake creates boating hazards

Anglers win boats

Fishing tournament news

Communications firms push last-minute measures
WASHINGTON (AP) - An alliance between commercial broadcasters and public radio has won congressional support to undercut an administration plan to create hundreds of new low-power radio stations.

Doctors: Vaccines to arrive
Area patients may be panicking over a delay in shipping flu shots, but they shouldn't be, Augusta doctors said.

Sony's PlayStation2 debuts
NEW YORK - Frustrated shoppers grumbled and some even scuffled as they lined up at stores across the country Thursday in what for many was a vain attempt at getting Sony's new PlayStation2 video game console.

Faith digest

God, the great promise-keeper

Called to work and to serve

Woman helps others with abuse shelter

Haunted trail has surprises

Hackers break into Microsoft's network

Doctors: Vaccines to arrive

Communications firms push last-minute measures

Sony's PlayStation2 debuts