Strike deadline likely when players meet Monday

Dixie champs return home
While they were in Euless, Texas, last week to compete in the Dixie Boys World Series, some members of the Columbia County Recreation Department all-star baseball team went to see the Mel Gibson movie Signs.

Barry Bonds hits 600th homer

Bonds orders 600 bats to be sold after historic homer
OTTAWA -- Barry Bonds hopes his impending 600th home run brings him more than just admission to one of baseball's most exclusive clubs.

Dixie champs return home

Local team wins Dixie Boys World Series
EULESS, Texas - For the second time in three years, a Columbia County all-star baseball team is the best in the nation.

Bonds orders 600 bats to be sold after historic homer

Barry Bonds hits 600th homer
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds hit his 600th homer Friday night, capping an amazing two-year power surge by becoming the fourth major leaguer to reach the lofty mark - and the first in 31 years.

Local team wins Dixie Boys World Series

Strike deadline likely when players meet Monday
NEW YORK -- Baseball players are likely to set a strike date for later this month or early September when their executive board meets Monday in Chicago, two lawyers familiar with the union's deliberations said.

You have mail, but it's just another batch of 'spam'

Astros defeat Braves

Sheffield leads Braves to baseball's best record

Braves beat Astros in 13 innings

Braves beat Astros in 13 innings
HOUSTON - Imagine that - another stirring, come-from-behind victory for the Atlanta Braves.

Astros defeat Braves
HOUSTON - There were no comebacks or late-inning heroics for the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. But there were no long faces in the clubhouse, either.

Atlanta shuffles scouting personnel
HOUSTON - The Atlanta Braves shook up their scout

Atlanta shuffles scouting personnel

Braves name Dayton Moore director of player personnel
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves named Dayton Moore the club's director of player personnel Friday.

Sheffield leads Braves to baseball's best record
ATLANTA -- Gary Sheffield had to endure an aching wrist, sore hamstring and anemic bat during his first couple of months with the Atlanta Braves. Imagine how he would have reacted to that turn of misfortune in his younger days.

Braves name Dayton Moore director of player personnel

Business briefs

Tennis club gets new owner
The Club at Raes Creek, the private tennis club formerly known as Forest Hills Racquet Club, has been acquired by a California management company that plans to add a full-service restaurant/sports bar and grass tennis courts.

Indexes end higher for week for first time in three months

In shopping, as in football, streaks always end
History was made in Odessa, Texas, on Sept. 26, 1997 when Odessa High School's football team beat crosstown rival Permian High School for the first time since 1964.

Merchants see back-to-school sales as key

Keep on truckin'
As many as 180 new jobs could be coming to south Richmond County early next year, provided the owner of a local manufacturing company can come to terms with the government of Thailand.

Forum weighs living wages

On the move
MCG Health Inc. has named Michael Dixon as director of Ambulatory Care Surgical Services. He was previously administrator at East Baltimore Medical Center and administrator of the gastroenterology division of Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington. Mr. Dixon is responsible for the departments of general surgery, urology, plastic surgery and ENT (ear, nose and throat).

On the move

Athens' countrified neighbor fears population explosion
MAXEYS, Ga. - There's only one traffic light in Oglethorpe County, and it's in the wrong place.

Company adds firepower to factory SUVs
BUTLER, Pa. - The sport utility vehicle that rolls out of the Ibis Tek shop looks just like those driven by millions of soccer moms.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Investors, feeling more confident after the market's huge three-day rally, refrained from making major moves Friday, allowing the three major stock indexes to all end the week higher for the first time in three months.

Taking stock
When co-workers complain about losses in their retirement plans, Connie Martin can relate.

Indexes end higher for week for first time in three months
NEW YORK -- Investors, feeling more confident after the market's huge three-day

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Augusta Newsprint

Forum weighs living wages
When Judith Stocker bagged groceries in Flint, Mich., she made $1 more an hour than she now makes in Augusta as a certified nursing assistant.

Business calendar
Tuesday: QuickBooks Pro 2002 workshop; with Sonia Gowen, certified QuickBooks Pro adviser; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Serotta Maddocks Evans & Co. CPAs, 701 Greene St., Suite 200; $195 due at registration, breakfast and lunch provided; Dawn Hatfield, 722-5337.

Keep on truckin'

Bridgestone reports profits

Athens' countrified neighbor fears population explosion

Bridgestone reports profits
TOKYO - Japanese tiremaker Bridgestone Corp. returned to profitability in the first half of the year as sales in the United States recovered from the aftermath of a massive tire recall at its Bridgestone/Firestone subsidiary.

Company adds firepower to factory SUVs

Companies must follow restrictions

Merchants see back-to-school sales as key
NEW YORK -- With a lackluster July behind them, the nation's merchants are now concentrating on the back-to-school season, considered a barometer of consumers' willingness to spend just before the all-important holiday season.

Taking stock

Companies must follow restrictions
Recreational gardeners aren't the only ones who have to memorize a watering schedule.

Business calendar

In shopping, as in football, streaks always end

New is the codeword at Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern has a new coach, a new fullback and a new quarterback. The expectations sound all too familiar.

New is the codeword at Georgia Southern

College football noteboook
The last time Ray Goff saw Georgia play in person, he was the Bulldogs' football coach. He plans to end his hiatus this season.

College football noteboook

Georgia opens season at Madison Square Garden

Making history

Don't ignore sunshine

A better Rx for drug benefits

Amazing amalgam

Dancing feat
With the voice of Frank Sinatra setting the pace, Anneliese Goodman and John Chester spun across the blue-and-white checkered floor.

Send 'save the date' cards months ahead of wedding
Dear Carson: My fiance and I have been engaged for a couple of years. Most of our friends and family know of our engagement and I feel it would be in bad taste to send out announcements of our engagement. I would, however, like to send out "save our (wedding) date" cards.

Natural habitat
Christmas 2000 was a little more special for Jere and Wendy Iacobucci.

Home front
Looking for ways to beat the heat? One or more of the following improvements will make your home more comfortable and lower your utility bill.

Web sites for a vacation in Greece and 2004 Olympics
If you haven't already started, it's time to make plans for going to the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Even if you're not going to the Games, make plans anyway to visit the home of the Acropolis and the heart of Greek civilization.

Arts calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhl

Gailey likes latest practice
ATLANTA -- New Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey said the first practice after the the first day of training looked good, under the circumstances.

Jackets need just one to win
SALISBURY, Md. - Down the road, the Augusta GreenJackets can look back and say they scored a run off former American League Cy Young Award winner Pat Hentgen.

Manley helps Shorebirds beat Jackets
SALISBURY, Md. - Designated hitter Adam Manley collected five RBI on a three-run home run and a two-run double, and second baseman Gary Cates knocked in the game-winning run with a single in the eighth inning as the Delmarva Shorebirds defeated the Augusta GreenJackets 9-6 on Friday night.

Around the horn
Third baseman John Hattig is 11-for-20 in his past five games, raising his average to .284.

GreenJackets notebook
After two months minus his best player, manager Arnie Beyeler was happy to write "Seiber - CF" atop the Augusta GreenJackets lineup card again.

Surprise foursome assumes spotlight
GRANITEVILLE - The anticipated shootout between playing partners Randy Sapp and Jay Blackburn never materialized in Saturday's first round of the Orville White Cup golf tournament.

Woods leads Buick Open by a stroke
GRAND BLANC, Mich. -- Tiger Woods kept things interesting in the Buick Open with a shaky start Saturday.

Surprise foursome assumes spotlight

Woods leads Buick Open by four strokes
GRAND BLANC, Mich. -- Tiger Woods is in his major mode a week early.

Kung, Koch tied for lead
TURNBERRY, Scotland -- Karrie Webb made two eagles to improve her chances of a third Women's British Open title, and four-time major champion Annika Sorenstam won't be around to challenge her.

Woods leads Buick Open by a stroke

Woods leads Buick Open by four strokes

Kung, Koch tied for lead

Jackets need just one to win

GreenJackets notebook

Transitional years pay off at Harlem

Transitional years pay off at Harlem
Jimmie Lewis will be the first to admit Harlem's football history is not very impressive.

You have mail, but it's just another batch of 'spam'
You can stop the paper when you go on vacation. You can stop the post office delivery. You can turn off the telephone answering machine, if you want. But your computer e-mail will keep on coming, and that means spam.

Man killed early today
A man was shot in the head early today at a gas station on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Braves crush Astros
HOUSTON -- Chipper Jones had a career-high five hits and scored three runs, and Kevin Millwood won for the ninth time in 10 decisions as the Atlanta Braves routed the Houston Astros 13-3.

Hotel/conference center project in Aiken a waste

Where have Social Security funds gone?

Editorial unnecessary smear of Hill

Give mayor benefit of the doubt

Put global warming in God's hands

Commissioner comparison insult to 'Stooges'

U.S. should stop supporting Israel

U.N. report discredits Palestinian claims

Natural habitat

Home front

Arts calendar

Dancing feat

Wife wins trip from TV trivia

Brenau student wins Miss Augusta crown
Judith Pannell was crowned Miss Augusta 2003 on Saturday night at the Augusta State University Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre.

Across Georgia

Man faces molestation charges
An Augusta man has been charged with encouraging four teen neighbors to use his home to have sex and showing them pornography.

Walk for change
Jennifer Taylor and her mother, Gladys Taylor, woke up about 5 a.m. to drive from Midville, Ga., to the Food Lion parking lot on Tobacco Road.

Social studies teacher earns county honors
Evans Middle School seventh-grade social studies teacher Lorraine Hall may have been a woman ahead of her time.

Professionals love their short games
Vance Randall has been in this position more times than he would care to count. At

Lecturers without tenure get boost
ATHENS, Ga. - Following a national trend, the state Board of Regents has agreed to permit universities to place more nontenured lecturers in undergraduate teaching roles.

Alert system tracks abductions
ATLANTA - Though it hasn't been used yet, Georgia has its own version of Amber Alert, the public alert system that saved two abducted California teens last week.

Across South Carolina

Man faces molestation charges

Across Georgia

Man faces more charges

Atlanta shooting doesn't deter gun show patrons

GOP candidates near end of race
Lee Dickerson says he's not running against Charlie Norwood. He's running for Congress.

Judge blocks records
A Richmond County Superior Court judge denied public access Friday to discovery documents in a civil lawsuit stemming from the actions of two Medical College of Georgia researchers.

Social studies teacher earns county honors

Man charged in shootings
A Telfair County man is charged in the death of his brother-in-law and an assault on three others, just days after leaving Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in Augusta, police said Friday.

Hopeful leans on stature in race

Man says he was abducted
Pete Collins wonders what would have happened to him if he hadn't run.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Darryl Blocker of North Augusta.

Study finds city could buy office space
Taxpayers could buy a $6.3 million office building and more than twice its current square footage for what the local government is paying in rent, according to a city Finance Department study of leased space.

Atlanta shooting doesn't deter gun show patrons
Alex Harris pushed his 18-month-old son in a stroller between aisles of tables displaying handguns, rifles and other weaponry at a gun show inside Regency Mall.

Police get 56 in drug arrests
At least 56 drug suspects were arrested Friday, and police are seeking many more after a seven-month undercover investigation targeting street-level drug dealers.

Across the southeast

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Judge blocks records

Man faces more charges
An Augusta man now faces two burglary charges in Columbia County and could face up to four similar charges in Edgefield County.

GOP hopefuls face off in forum
Republican 12th Congressional District candidate Max Burns focused on offense and opponent Barbara Dooley went on defense when the two went head-to-head at a political forum Saturday.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Prison officials say two teens have run away from a work crew along Interstate 20 near Camden.

Experts spell out hopefuls' chances
The new 12th Congressional District was drawn to favor a Democrat, and in the end a liberal is likely to win the seat, political scientists say.

Around town

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Ronald Hogland of Augusta.

Man charged in shootings

Hopeful leans on stature in race
CUMMING, Ga. - When U.S. Senate hopeful Saxby Chambliss stood in front of a group of Rotarians in Forsyth County recently, he didn't talk about the eight years he has spent fighting for Georgia's farmers and military bases.

Across the area

Former Georgia Gov. Maddox is in intensive care
ATLANTA - After two operations, former Georgia Gov. Lester Maddox is in the intensive care unit at an Atlanta hospital, family members said.

Employee gets honor for feeding inmates

GOP candidates near end of race

Man killed early today

Professionals love their short games

Transit system runs heavy bill

Patrol cars to get repairs
Richmond County authorities must fix the cage-window latch inside 68 new patrol cars because they have problems locking and protecting deputies from unruly suspects in the back seat, authorities said Friday.

Experts spell out hopefuls' chances

2 complexes are damaged during fires
Two separate fires - one started by a cigarette - damaged residences at apartment complexes Saturday.

Across Georgia
GRIFFIN -A man being chased by police Saturday morning swerved out of his lane and hit an oncoming sheriff's deputy head-on, police said.

Transit system runs heavy bill
Riders on Aiken County's Best Friend Express, a public bus service connecting North Augusta, Aiken and New Ellenton, pay no more than a $1.50 to ride, but it costs $7 per passenger to provide the service.

Across South Carolina
CLOVER -Clover town officials violated the Freedom of Information Act by not releasing the names of the four finalists for its town administrator job, according to an attorney representing The (Rock Hill) Herald and one of its sister papers.

Walk for change

News you can use
AUG. 11, 1989 In the Augusta area's second midday bank robbery in as many days, an armed man held up the Bankers First branch office in Village West shopping center Thursday - and made his getaway on a bicycle.

Sex offender returns to victim's school

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Send us your thoughts on Sept. 11

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Police get 56 in drug arrests

Wife wins trip from TV trivia
After months of preparation, Sandra Schumann of Hephzibah finally received the phone call she had been waiting for.

Patrol cars to get repairs

Man says he was abducted

Send us your thoughts on Sept. 11
In one month, Americans will mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Braves crush Astros

Across the area
Richmond County authorities were working Saturday to piece together the details of a shooting at an apartment complex Friday night.

Subscriber of the day

Across South Carolina

Athens tightens watering limits

Athens tightens watering limits
ATHENS, Ga. - Citing a "significant increase in daily demand for water," Athens-Clarke County will join a growing number of other Georgia locales by tightening outdoor watering restrictions Monday.

GOP hopefuls face off in forum

Woods fire extinguished
Firefighters are warning residents about outdoor burning - even grilling with charcoal - while the ground is dry and humidity is low.

Around town

Across the southeast
MIAMI -Something unusual has been happening recently at one of Miami's most popular Cuban radio stations: At 5 p.m. each day, the disc jockeys start broadcasting in Russian.

Sex offender returns to victim's school
ORANGE PARK, Fla. - A gray area in a Florida law requiring schools to keep youth sex offenders away from their victims has left the Clay County school system scrambling for legal grounds to separate two students at a Jacksonville-area school.

Blood levels drop
Luc Ceyssens wanted to donate at a recent blood drive in Augusta. There was just one problem: He is a native of Belgium and had lived there from 1968 to 1982.

Employee gets honor for feeding inmates
ATHENS, Ga. - Mark Hansford never let health problems keep him too long from his job of 12 years: making sure as many as 400 jail inmates got their meals on time.

Across the area

Chambliss' war chest grows
ATLANTA - The closer Georgia's Republican U.S. Senate primary gets, the larger the money gap between the contenders grows.

Lecturers without tenure get boost

Hearing reviews Walker's dealings
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker has shown a pattern of revealing his business dealings and connections to nonprofit groups only after they're uncovered by investigators or reported in the news media, an assistant attorney general charged Friday.

Study finds city could buy office space

Under construction
The fishing pier at the Below Dam, S.C., section of Thurmond Dam will remain closed for about two weeks or more to allow work crews to replace and repair decking, steps, fencing and support structures.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Sitting before a room of angry advocates for fat acceptance, officials from Southwest Airlines affirmed support Friday for the company's policy requiring passengers who fill more than one seat to buy a second.

Former Georgia Gov. Maddox is in intensive care

Across the area
Richmond County authorities are looking for three masked men who robbed the Holiday Market on Windsor Spring Road in Hephzibah late Thursday.

Hearing reviews Walker's dealings

Spurrier not changing for NFL
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's just a little too weird.

Title not out of Rudd's range

Rudd wins pole at Watkins Glen

Title not out of Rudd's range
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Ricky Rudd still has aspirations of winning a Winston Cup championship. Converting his pole position into a victory in today's Sirius Satellite Radio road course event at Watkins Glen would be a major step in the right direction.

Stewart silences critics in qualifier
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Tony Stewart discovered a quick elixir for his woes: A fast qualifying lap on Friday at Watkins Glen International.

Rudd wins pole at Watkins Glen
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Ricky Rudd didn't let the distraction of his impending departure from his team slow him down Friday. He won the pole at Watkins Glen International.

Stewart silences critics in qualifier

Georgia opens season at Madison Square Garden
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia will open its men's basketball season against Texas at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 15.

Injuries putting bite on Falcons

Vick tosses winner for Falcons

Liberty tops Mystics

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Mr. William Black    (BARTOW, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Dorsey Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Viola Deas    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Emma Phillips    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. George Ashley Jr.    (SRD NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Miss Mary Jackson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Faith Alamia    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Boiter    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Hollis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Charlie Reid    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. Berry Holmes    (MULLINS, S.C.)
Mrs. Joyce McLeod    (SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS)
Mr. Elliott Jackson Jr.    (WASHINGTON, D.C.)
Mrs. Iva Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Iva-Lea Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Green    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Pauline Magruder    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Joe Costner    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Col. Thomas Marriott    (NORMAN, Okla.)
Mrs. Mattie Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Joe Costner    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Betty Boatright    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. William McClure    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mr. William McClure    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mr. John McLaughlin    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)
Rev. Harold Padgett    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Rev. Harold Padgett    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. Charlie Lowe    (SHARON, Ga.)
Mrs. Lou Quarles    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
Mrs. Melissa Key    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Henry Word III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Willie Jackson    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Miss Flora Winters    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Hollis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Williams Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Cleon Faglier Jr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Katharine Westendorf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Viola Deas    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. John Beam    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mr. L. D. Coney    (HARRISON, Ga.)
Mr. Arthur Bell    (WRENS, Ga.)
Mr. Edwin Chance    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Williams Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Betty Boatright    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Hazel Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Katharine Westendorf
Katharine Westendorf spent her lifetime in service of her country, just like the rest of her family.

Mr. Henry Shingleton    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mrs. Annie Dawson    (BRANFORD, Conn.)
Mr. Charles Robertson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Hilda Videtto    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Beam    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mrs. Mae Roberts    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mr. George Wallace    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mrs. Norma Sundem    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Clark Stokely    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruby Smith    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Robert Boiter
Robert Boiter, a retired sergeant first class in the Army, had great passion for the military, his wife, Bobbie Boiter, said.

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Faith Alamia (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

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Mr. Joe Costner (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Iva-Lea Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Featured obituary: Mrs. Katharine Westendorf

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Rev. Harold Padgett (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Boiter (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Berry Holmes (MULLINS, S.C.)

Mrs. Willie Jackson (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Elliott Jackson Jr. (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Mr. Charlie Lowe (SHARON, Ga.)

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Mrs. Melissa Key (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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Mrs. Norma Sundem (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Robert Dorsey Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. George Wallace (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. James Green (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Clark Stokely (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Iva Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lou Quarles (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. William McClure (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. William McClure (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. William Black (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Cleon Faglier Jr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Rev. Harold Padgett (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Hollis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Vick Laney Jr. (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Robertson Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. L. D. Coney (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Costner (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Williams Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Col. Thomas Marriott (NORMAN, Okla.)

Mr. Henry Word III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edwin Chance (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Katharine Westendorf (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mae Roberts (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Charlie Reid (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. John McLaughlin (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

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Norwood: Deadly side of political correctness
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS is a bad thing under any situation. It prevents people from speaking the truth; sometimes of even looking for the truth, out of fear they will be smeared as racists, xenophobes, bigots, etc. This disease born of the political left has infected political leaders, teachers, researchers - and journalists.

Hanano: Ignorance undermines American freedoms
REP. CHARLIE NORWOOD, R-Ga., has called for racial profiling of Arab males as a way to defend American freedom. His call came in a June campaign letter that clearly demonstrated ignorance and rationalized venomous bigotry.

U.S. should stop supporting Israel
Another bombing. What a shock to Israel's warring Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Harry Sellers, Hephzibah, Ga.

Give mayor benefit of the doubt
Under the possibility of a protective and supportive shield from a few local representatives of our government, who were also unaware of improper activity on the part of former Augusta Fire Chief Ronnie Few, it is quite feasible Mayor Bob Young truly did not know the circumstances prior to writing his job recommendation letter. Douglas Neal Sr., Augusta

U.N. report discredits Palestinian claims
Now, the United Nations - not the United States, which is often accused of being biased in favor of Israel - has discredited the Palestinian leadership. Herbert A. Edney IV, Augusta

Hanano: Ignorance undermines American freedoms
REP. CHARLIE NORWOOD, R-Ga., has called for racial profiling of Arab males as a way to defend American freedom. His call came in a June campaign letter that clearly demonstrated ignorance and rationalized venomous bigotry.

Making history
History was made last week at Fort Gordon, and there were some encouraging words for the fort's future too.

Commissioner comparison insult to 'Stooges'
I have referred to Augusta commissioners Marion Williams, Lee Beard and Willie Mays as the "Three Stooges." I apologize to Larry, Curly and Moe. They brought us amusement and entertainment. Our hate-filled threesome has only brought discord, racial strife and erosion of any potential our city had for first-class status. M. Don Williams, Augusta

Where have Social Security funds gone?
In his letter of Aug. 1, Leonard Sienkiewicz asked the question, "What if your Social Security were in stock, as Bush wanted?" J. Shoffner, Augusta

Norwood: Deadly side of political correctness
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS is a bad thing under any situation. It prevents people from speaking the truth; sometimes of even looking for the truth, out of fear they will be smeared as racists, xenophobes, bigots, etc. This disease born of the political left has infected political leaders, teachers, researchers - and journalists.

Don't ignore sunshine
Some people who sit on Augusta's plethora of boards and agencies don't seem to understand that they are subject to the state's open meetings/records law just as any other government entity.

Put global warming in God's hands
In reference to Gene Norris' July 13 Chronicle article, "God's will is to preserve Earth's resources." Marie Carpenter, Augusta

Editorial unnecessary smear of Hill
In your July 27 editorial, "Dire consequences," you refer to Anita Hill pulling into Washington on a bulldozer and re-grading political and gender landscapes. Gloria R. Greenbaum, Augusta

A better Rx for drug benefits
So Congress won't be approving prescription drug benefits for the Medicare crowd this year. That's good. Lawmakers have no business passing out expensive candy they can't pay for.

Amazing amalgam
Back to school time is exciting, invigorating, rejuvenating and hope-filled.

Hotel/conference center project in Aiken a waste
I live in Aiken, S.C., and many here read your paper. I am appealing to anyone interested in the hotel/conference center project seeking funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture to contact their representatives and write the editorial page of the newspaper about wasting our tax money on such a project. Kathy R. White, Aiken, S.C.

Overtime

Stallions players react to team's uncertainty

Atlanta makes the playoffs

Area sports announcements

Overtime

Sports digest

Edwards disappointed with first major loss in 3 years

Sports digest
"It is as important as everything else I do to get better. It allows me to go out every fifth day with a plan." Arizona pitcher Curt Schilling, who invested $25,000 in customized software for his computer that contains information on thousands of pitches he has thrown since 1996.

Atlanta makes the playoffs
ATLANTA (AP)- Nikki Serlenga and Kelly Cagle scored goals, and Briana Scurry posted her sixth shutout as the Atlanta Beat secured the final WUSA playoff spot with a 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Charge on Saturday.

Edwards disappointed with first major loss in 3 years
MUNICH, Germany -- His first loss at a major championship in three years left triple jump world record holder Jonathan Edwards disappointed but not discouraged.

Area sports announcements
Aug. 24: Top Georgia high school baseball players (2003-05 graduates) will have an opportunity to improve their chances of playing collegiately at the Doyle Baseball 2002 College Prep Showcase at Southern Polytechnic University in Marietta, Ga. The event is designed to assist high school players and their parents with the college recruiting process. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Anthony Fedele at (770) 517-6919 or visit www.doylebaseball.com/sc2002.html.

Overtime
Lindsay Davenport, making a comeback from knee surgery, reached her first final of the year with a 6-3, 6-4 semifinal victory over Ai Sugiyama in the JPMorgan Chase Open in Manhattan Beach, Calif., on Saturday.

Overtime
Regions Cup points leader Randy Sapp will get an upclose view of his closest pursuer, Jay Blackburn, in today's first round of the 36-hole Orville White Cup at Midland Valley Country Club in Graniteville, S.C.

Outdoors calendar

Cooking wild

Outdoors calendar
MONDAY: A Meteor Walk in Phinizy Swamp Nature Park will begin at 9 p.m. The Perseids meteor shower is expected to generate 80 meteors per hour. Hike two miles to a remote area and enjoy the show. The cost is $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Call 828-2109 for details.

Legalized crossbows

National champion

National champion
Samantha Pruitte of Harlem won first-place recently in the National Field Archery Association's Outdoor National Championship held in Watkins Glen, N.Y.

Cooking wild
Catfish aren't pretty, but they make the finest stew in the world. Plan to invite lots of friends, because stew recipes tend to grow in volume - and you can always freeze the leftovers. Recipes such as this are versatile, too, so feel free to amend it to suit your own taste.

Legalized crossbows
Crossbows have their fans - and their foes.

Injuries putting bite on Falcons
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Coach Dan Reeves has no plans to put the Atlanta Falcons through a hard week of practice as they prepare for their second preseason game.

Vick tosses winner for Falcons
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons gave their new fans something to cheer about.

Portraits of Faith
Christian artist Keith Johnson likes taking work home with him, if it is small enough.

Truth of your religious beliefs must rise above tolerance
I often hear that we should be tolerant of other belief systems. By tolerant, I mean considering someone else's view as credible as Scripture.

Faith and fellowship Calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar is a roundup of church and temple-based activities in the Augusta and Aiken area. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Concert to honor teen's memory
The only time Martinez teenager Jenna Cockrell and Christian artist Natalie Grant met was when Jenna played Mrs. Grant's upbeat, lyrical music on a CD player.

Faith digest
Wade Palmer, pastor of Jones Chapel Church in Lincolnton, Ga., will lead a revival at 8 tonight at Fountain Campground, Georgia Highway 80 North in Norwood, Ga. A covered-dish supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. Call (706) 678-2649.

Exhibit shows religion's role in Augusta's history
A suggestion from a trustee evolved into Keepers of the Faith, A History of Organized Religion in Augusta, an exhibit at the Augusta Museum of History until Nov.10.

Spurrier not changing for NFL

Stallions players react to team's uncertainty
When Undre Williams heard the Augusta Stallions might not play next season, he took it personally.

TV makers don't like new requirement
WASHINGTON -- Television set makers say the government's requirement that new TVs be equipped to receive digital broadcasts within five years will burden cable and satellite viewers with the cost of technology they don't need.

How Sept. 11 solved a weather mystery
It was a research opportunity David Travis would never have wished on himself.

Dawgs ready for the promised land
ATLANTA -- A bunch of starters are back. The Evil Genius is gone. Twenty years is long enough.

Dawgs ready for the promised land

Stability found in Athens
Where were you when the call came from Mark Richt? Brian VanGorder gives a quick answer to an easy question: Macomb.

Stability found in Athens

Taking a stand

Taking a stand
COLUMBIA - Corey Jenkins has read the book on Corey Jenkins.

South Carolina starts practice at midnight

South Carolina starts practice at midnight
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- For the second year in a row, South Carolina coach Lou Holtz kicked off fall practice with an open midnight session.

Liberty tops Mystics
WASHINGTON -- Becky Hammon matched her career high with 22 points as the New York Liberty clinched the Eastern Conference title with a 74-66 victory over Washington on Friday night.

TV makers don't like new requirement

How Sept. 11 solved a weather mystery

Portraits of Faith

Concert to honor teen's memory

Faith and fellowship Calendar

Exhibit shows religion's role in Augusta's history