Wells back at Yankee Stadium, ready to pitch
NEW YORK -- With a bruise on his forehead, David Wells returned to Yankee Stadium on Sunday and said he's ready to make his next start after recovering from an early-morning attack at a diner.

Tricks of trade fall out of style

Odds and ends
AKRON, Ohio -- An 8-year-old foster child clad only in pajamas stole a pickup truck and went on a 20-mile drive to visit his family, police said.

Lithuania deploys cardboard 'police' to slow traffic
VILNIUS, Lithuania -- Lithuania this week launched a new initiative to deal with a shortage of traffic police: It has cut new ones out of cardboard and propped them up on the sides of streets to scare motorists into slowing down.

Germany denies couple permission to name son Osama bin Laden
BERLIN -- German authorities have denied a Turkish couple's request to name their newborn son Osama bin Laden, a court spokeswoman said Thursday.

Jones' bat drops Expos

Neck injury sidelines Chipper

Montreal throttles Atlanta
ATLANTA - Considering the way he pitched against Atlanta in his two previous starts, the Braves would have had a difficult time against Montreal's Bartolo Colon even with Chipper and Andruw Jones healthy and able to play.

Montreal throttles Atlanta

Braves miss chance to clinch division

Jones' bat drops Expos
ATLANTA - Perhaps the Atlanta Braves should let Andruw Jones bat cleanup more often.

Neck injury sidelines Chipper
ATLANTA - Atlanta left fielder Chipper Jones thought be would be ready to play in Sunday's finale against Montreal.

Braves miss chance to clinch division
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves missed a chance to clinch their 11th straight division title, losing to Bartolo Colon and the Montreal Expos 7-0 Sunday.

Pocket change

Home Depot CEO blames slack service on sagging shares

Business flies high

Companies shortchange singles, group claims
There are 82 million single men and women in the United States, and some aren't too happy.

Led astray by spell-check

Bonds still popular, but heyday could be over

On the move

Bonds still popular, but heyday could be over
NEW YORK - Despite signs that the economy is strengthening, one of Wall Street's perennial safe havens - bond funds - is pulling in big sums from still-skittish investors. But experts caution that those investors could be breaking the cardinal rule about buying low and selling high.

Business flies high
During a year marked by cutbacks and financial troubles in the aviation industry, the opposite was happening at Garrett Aviation Service's Augusta facility.

Hard times stay hard in the tech sector

On the move
Anna Baird-Hensley has been appointed director of staffing for the human resources division of MCG Health System. Ms. Hensley is responsible for building community partnerships and referral networks, developing productivity metrics and quality outcomes for MCG applicants and working with internal departments to recruit, retain and develop talent.

Safety precautions

Business calendar

Led astray by spell-check
"Singing bonus expected."

Companies shortchange singles, group claims

Safety precautions
It takes quite a while longer now than it did a year ago for cargo trucks to get inside the DSM Chemicals plant in east Augusta.

Cheating the IRS will hurt business

Cheating the IRS will hurt business
Never before have accounting scandals so greatly affected the nation's economy and the personal lives of Americans.

Home Depot CEO blames slack service on sagging shares
By JAMES COVERT Dow Jones Newswires

Hard times stay hard in the tech sector
Not so long ago, the smart money was predicting that Silicon Valley would be on the mend by the second half of 2002.

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Depot Food Stores

Business calendar
Monday: Microsoft and Cisco certification; ComputerLand, 753 Broad St., Suite 1100. MCP and CCNA certifications 5:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; call Don Strogonoff at 823-1449.

Tigers defense stifles strong Bulldog offense
CLEMSON, S.C. - Your defense flusters a highly regarded quarterback into three interceptions and becomes rock solid deep in its own territory.

Tigers defense stifles strong Bulldog offense

Brantley tears knee ligaments
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Senior Clemson offensive tackle Derrick Brantley has torn two ligaments in his knee, athletic spokesman Tim Bourret says.

Defense back in vogue at Clemson

Defense back in vogue at Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. -- The hits from the 1980s played over the loudspeakers before games at Clemson aren't the only way the school is turning back the clock.

Brantley tears knee ligaments

Gators 'embarrassed' by lopsided loss to Miami
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Top-ranked Miami exposed all of Florida's weaknesses. The Hurricanes were so good, they might even have the Gators questioning some of their strengths.

Gators 'embarrassed' by lopsided loss to Miami

'Canes win big against Gators
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Best in the state. Best in the country. Best in The Swamp.

'Canes win big against Gators

Monday Morning Quarterback
A look back and ahead in the ACC, SEC and beyond in college football:

Top 25 roundup

Monday Morning Quarterback

Top 25 roundup
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Braylon Edwards caught four passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns, and Michigan quarterback John Navarre tied a school record with four TD passes as the No. 7 Wolverines blew past Western Michigan 35-12 on Saturday afternoon.

It's about freedom

The first stone

Correction

Support travel bank II

To live in hope

Sept. 11 TV memorials: Too much? Too little? Too soon? Too late?
This next week is going to be hard for America. It will be painful and haunting and sad. The question is, will it be appropriate.

Built with love
The steep street on a large hill off Sybil Lever's driveway would deter most new home buyers.

The fall TV season and welcome to it
Welcome to the fall 2002 TV season -otherwise known as "been there, done that, seen it."

Homefront
It's been said that at least 70 percent of a good paint job is in the preparation. What remains, of course, is the quality of the paint and its application. Buying the least-expensive brand might end up costing more in the long run. Better paints go on easier, cover better and last longer. One of the best ways to determine paint quality is price.

Partygoers honoring couple don't have to be wedding guests
Dear Carson: My niece is getting married and, due to limited financial resources, the ceremony and reception will be small and modest. This is a first-time bride. Some friends have expressed a desire to give her and her fiancea party. Is it inappropriate to invite people to a party who will not be invited to the wedding? I do not want guests to feel that they have been invited just so they will bring a gift.

Augusta affiliates also adding new shows
The networks aren't the ones making lineup changes. Local affiliates are adding new syndicated shows this fall, including:

Fall television premieres
A list of premieres for the fall TV season

Jackets cruise past Huskies
STORRS, Conn. - Georgia Tech's starters proved once again they can dominate a half.

Jackets cruise past Huskies

Rollins wins Canadian Open after Lancaster's collapse
MARKHAM, Ontario -- A stunning collapse by Neal Lancaster produced an equally surprising winner Sunday in the Canadian Open.

Golf roundup

What writers are saying about the Augusta National
This issue smacks of grandstanding. It's the kind of thing that makes it difficult to take social critics seriously even when they have something worthwhile to say.

Sorenstam wins Williams Championship

Karlsson wins European Masters

Sorenstam wins Williams Championship
TULSA, Okla. -- Annika Sorenstam won her seventh LPGA Tour title of the year and ninth worldwide event Sunday, closing with a 5-under 65 for a four-stroke victory in the Williams Championship.

Golf roundup
MARKHAM, Ontario - Despite another day of low scores, no one could catch Neal Lancaster in the Canadian Open on Saturday.

Karlsson wins European Masters
CRANS-SUR-SIERRE, Switzerland -- After losing his lead because of a terrible start, Robert Karlsson rallied to shoot an even-par 71 to win the European Masters by four strokes Sunday.

Gilder beats Jenkins in playoff
MAINEVILLE, Ohio -- Bob Gilder made a 2-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday to beat Tom Jenkins and win the Kroger Senior Classic.

What writers are saying about the Augusta National

Rollins wins Canadian Open after Lancaster's collapse

Washington-Wilkes' struggling on offense

Washington-Wilkes' struggling on offense
For the second week in a row, Washington-Wilkes' offense was stuck in neutral.

Tricks of trade fall out of style
Today's fine, young journalists don't have nearly the fun we used to.

Second shooting suspect charged
Second shooting suspect charged

Hopes boycott will free up tickets

Effort will damage area charities

Handicapped playground worthwhile

Augusta's problem is not race; it's lack of leadership

Objects billboard of Lincoln

Says Norwood misleading about House pharmaceutical bill

Woman blasts NCWO chief Burk for attack on golf club

Losers in NCWO protest are women

Ruben is right candidate for our time

Why Augusta National can't win

Fall television premieres

Sept. 11 TV memorials: Too much? Too little? Too soon? Too late?

Partygoers honoring couple don't have to be wedding guests

Augusta affiliates also adding new shows

Built with love

News you can use
The Georgia Forestry Commission is now accepting seedling applications at the Columbia County office at 5887 Wrightsboro Road, Harlem. For more information, call Chief Ranger Steve Abbott at (706) 556-3962.

Across the southeast

Early achiever
In a field crowded with young high achievers, Balamurali K. Ambati still stands at the head of the class. At age 17, he graduated from medical school, and he's listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the youngest person ever to become a doctor.

Analysts say odds favor Walker

Subscriber of the day

Candidates in runoffs expect few at the polls

Across South Carolina
Pupils will mark scope of terrorist attacks

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -A Myrtle Beach man will spend life in prison plus 85 years on drug, robbery and firearms charges.

Islamic society widens outreach

Schools will pay tribute to 9-11
An eerie silence will fill area schools Wednesday.

Across the southeast
2 Miss North Carolinas vie for Miss America

Across South Carolina

Events mark attacks

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is William Sasser of Augusta.

Across the southeast

Horse show benefits children
Equestrians circled the Hippodrome Horse Complex arena in North Augusta on Saturday to the easy sounds of country music to raise money for children with cancer.

In grave need of repair

Group's proposal requests SRS land
AIKEN - The possibility of a privately run energy campus at the Savannah River Site has become more than just talk.

Horse show benefits children

Across the area

Across South Carolina

Hooked on puppets

Across the area

Schools will pay tribute to 9-11

Program targets violence

Commission hopefuls ready to finish race

Churches hold Sept. 11 events

Program targets violence
Robert Balbosa made sure his son Dontae was up bright and early Saturday morning to attend the Peer Mediation Kickoff at Bayvale Elementary School.

News you can use

Runoff likely in GOP race
NORTH AUGUSTA - Four Republicans are vying in Tuesday's primary to fill North Augusta's vacated city council seat, which will ultimately mean a runoff two weeks later, election officials say.

Subscriber of the day

Across the area
Man says he was attacked

Hooked on puppets
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Another school year, another group of young minds to introduce to Mother Phonics and her 26 children.

Fears of jury prejudice intensify

South Georgia courted by UGA
ATHENS, Ga. - Hoping to lure more south Georgians to the state's flagship university, the University of Georgia has opened an admissions office in Tifton.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -The state's parole agency paid a North Carolina psychotherapist $167,000 over six years to help with communication problems.

Aiken Tech courses go online
Kimberly Turner has not set foot in South Carolina.

Drain project draws questions
Hermena Hampton says she still sees flooding in her Hephzibah front yard every time a downpour occurs.

Events mark attacks
The world stopped one year ago, when terrorist-driven planes attacked New York and Washington, but on Sept. 11 this year Augusta is being asked only to pause at the start of the day.

Across Georgia
WARNER ROBINS -The mayor of Warner Robins ordered the police chief to ticket him for an expired tag on his license plate.

Candidates in runoffs expect few at the polls
ATLANTA - One day before the nation pauses to reflect on Sept. 11, Georgia voters will be asked to return to the polls for a slate of primary runoff elections.

Across the area
WRENS, Ga. -A one-vehicle motorcycle accident Friday evening in northwest Jefferson County resulted in the death of a 22-year-old Augusta man, reports said.

Islamic society widens outreach
In May, a local Islamic group organized an outreach event to explain their religion.

Runoff likely in GOP race

Churches hold Sept. 11 events
Many churches saw attendance swell after Sept. 11 and then return to pre-attack levels, said Dr. Marty Baker, pastor of Stevens Creek Community Church. But Stevens Creek's continued to climb from an average Sunday attendance of 290 in January 2000 to 650-700 today.

Aiken Tech courses go online

Across the southeast
PHILADELPHIA -Rebekah Revels smiled patiently for photographers as she adorned her plum pants suit with a $19,200 pearl-and-diamond necklace at Tiffany's on Saturday.

News you can use

Fears of jury prejudice intensify
AIKEN - Since Aiken investigators announced last week that they had charged someone in Jessica Carpenter's slaying, they have expressed fears that he may never be tried in Aiken.

South Georgia courted by UGA

Analysts say odds favor Walker
Twelfth Congressional District candidate Charles Walker Jr. says he has what it takes to motivate and inspire people.

Early achiever

In grave need of repair
BARNWELL, S.C. - About 300 yards from the runway of the Barnwell County airport, two graves sit inside a patch of overgrown grass.

Across Georgia

One charged, one sought in killing
Authorities arrested one man and were seeking a second Sunday in the fatal shooting of a disabled Navy veteran Friday at Ramblewood Apartments on Center West Parkway.

Second shooting suspect charged

News you can use
Sept. 9, 1960 Work will begin within the next 10 days on Port Augusta and be completed by mid-April 1961, according to Henry H. Claussen of Claussen-Lawrence Construction Co. Mr. Claussen made that announcement Thursday after he and Robert C. Norman, the chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority, signed the contract for the construction of the port.

Drain project draws questions

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Nick Reyes of Evans.

Commission hopefuls ready to finish race
For Tony Mundy and Mark Devoti, the race is almost over - three weeks after Columbia County voters moved the finish line.

Man killed near home
James Henry Williams died at his doorstep.

Augusta National controversy takes spotlight
It started with one little newspaper article that caught the eye of one influential woman. It has mushroomed into a full-scale media frenzy.

Points race tightens up with 10 left

Hornish outduels Unser to win Delphi Indy 300
JOLIET, Ill. -- Wheel-to-wheel with Al Unser Jr. for the last 22 laps, barely ahead of a pursuing nine-car pack, Sam Hornish Jr. nosed ahead in the last turn to win the Delphi Indy 300 on Sunday in the closest Indy car finish in history.

Kenseth wins; points battle tightens up
RICHMOND, Va. - They figured the fuel mileage once, twice, three times in Matt Kenseth's pit Saturday night, and no matter how many times they crunched the numbers, he couldn't make it all the way to the checkered flag.

Points race tightens up with 10 left
RICHMOND, Va. - Bill Elliott finished a lap down in 16th place Saturday night at the Richmond International Raceway; his Dodge never contended for the lead.

Drivers, owner stand behind Tony Stewart

Points race tightens with 10 races to go
RICHMOND, Va. -- Not even 10 laps into the Monte Carlo 400 on Saturday night, a crash that ended Winston Cup points leader Sterling Marlin's night created an opportunity for his pursuers.

Kenseth wins; points battle tightens up

Points race tightens with 10 races to go

Hornish outduels Unser to win Delphi Indy 300

Drivers, owner stand behind Tony Stewart
RICHMOND, Va. - Tony Stewart won the support of his car owner and fellow drivers amid allegations that he shoved a woman the race at Bristol, Tenn., on Aug. 24.

Panthers top Ravens

Green Bay holds off Vick, Atlanta in OT

Falcons fall to Packers in overtime

Ambrose excited about season

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Hopes boycott will free up tickets
It's obvious that Martha Burk, chairwoman of the National Council on Women's Organizations, has an agenda aimed at the destruction of the Masters golf tournament. Joe Schmitz, Hephzibah, Ga.

Losers in NCWO protest are women
In all this hoopla about no women at the Augusta National, the National Council of Women's Organizations has ignored a very important aspect of the tournament - women. Claudia Stovall, Grovetown, Ga.

The first stone
Many Americans have felt less than sympathetic toward Islamic religions since so few Muslims denounced, in unambiguous terms, the Sept. 11 hijacking-mass murders. In some of the most incongruous reasoning ever, most Muslims at home and abroad seemed to blame the United States for the attacks as much as they did the radical Islamic fundamentalists who planned and committed them.

It's about freedom
It is a sad fact of life that some people build things and others try to tear them down.

Handicapped playground worthwhile
Regarding Tammy Luke's Sept. 3 letter, "Local leaders' priorities misplaced": Cindy K. O'Brien, Augusta

To live in hope
The world seems much more complicated since Sept. 11. But one thing remains deceptively simple:

Support travel bank II
One day before Sept. 11 a year ago, Continental Airlines officials were scheduled to be at Augusta Regional Airport to begin nailing down plans to provide air service between the Garden City and Newark, N.J. - the gateway to New York City - and quite possibly Houston, as well.

Correction
A letter to the editor by Frank Scharite, "Tax reassessment is discriminatory," published in The Augusta Chronicle on Friday contained a typographical error.

Ruben is right candidate for our time
It has been my pleasure to work side by side with Bonnie Ruben since 1989 when she became the owner of the Ramada Plaza Hotel. In joining Augusta's mayoral race, she carries no excess baggage. Pat Bates, general manager Ramada Plaza Hotel North Augusta, S.C.

Woman blasts NCWO chief Burk for attack on golf club
Regarding National Council of Women's Organizations chairwoman Martha Burk's stand on women's inability to join the Augusta National: I'm amazed that she represents this fine women's organization in such a manner. Tara Hill, Evans, Ga.

Says Norwood misleading about House pharmaceutical bill
I heard U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood's, R-Ga., re-election ad on radio that addressed the House-passed pharmaceutical bill. Mr. Norwood clearly said that the Republican bill differed from the Senate Democratic bill in that it would go into effect immediately if passed by the Senate, as compared to the Senate bill, which would be effective in 2005. Harry Luden, Martinez, Ga.

Effort will damage area charities
Martha Burk, chairwoman of the National Council of Women's Organizations, sure did the Augusta area - and probably a lot of charities - wrong by starting this mess with the Augusta National and Hootie Johnson. Eugene Howard, Jackson, S.C.

Augusta's problem is not race; it's lack of leadership
There is no significant racial problem in Augusta. There is this perception of a racial problem fueled by disagreeing commissioners, uninformed residents and the media. What Augusta has is racial disagreements based on different backgrounds, experiences and expectations. This is not uncommon, and Augusta should not be portrayed as a Jim Crow town with a bunch of hick politicians and department heads. Charlie Hannah, Augusta

Why Augusta National can't win
The recent demands of the National Council of Women's Organizations have placed the Augusta National Golf Club in a virtually indefensible position. By demanding that women be asked to join the membership, they have opened a situation that the golf club cannot win. Jerry M. O'Connor, Augusta

Objects billboard of Lincoln
A sign at the corner of Wrightsboro Road and North Leg in Augusta that features a picture of Abraham Lincoln offends me, as it would all true Southerners. Walker Bridwell McWee, Augusta

Sampras beats Agassi for 14th major title

Area sports announcements

Serena surpasses Venus with sweep of Sister Slams

Serena stakes her claim

Overtime

Ruano Pascual, Suarez win third Grand Slam

Overtime
The teams that defeated the United States will be the ones competing for the gold medal at the World Championships.

Area sports announcements
Sept. 14-15: The Augusta Angels will be hosting the second annual Battle at the Lakes 12-and-under baseball tournament at Diamond Lakes Regional Park. Players cannot have turned 13 before August 1, 2002. Each team is guaranteed three games, entry fee is $215. For more information, call Tony Miller at (706) 790-9531 or (706) 951-8749.

Sampras beats Agassi for 14th major title
NEW YORK -- Pete Sampras was right all along: He did have a 14th Grand Slam title in him. And just like the first, all those years ago, it came in a U.S. Open final against rival Andre Agassi.

Ruano Pascual, Suarez win third Grand Slam
NEW YORK -- Serena Williams isn't the only woman to win more than one Grand Slam title this year.

Serena surpasses Venus with sweep of Sister Slams
NEW YORK -- Richard Williams says plenty for effect, including once talking about buying Rockefeller Center. Of all his predictions about the success his daughters Venus and Serena would have, one that seemed most outrageous came in January 1998.

Serena stakes her claim
NEW YORK - Take that, big sis!

Georgia trappers gather in spirit of craft

Georgia trappers gather in spirit of craft
Mitch Crowder worked a razor-sharp fleshing knife across a damp opossum hide, offering onlookers tips he learned from decades of experience.

Cooking wild
Everyone loves to land a lunker, but the best largemouth bass to eat are the 1- to 2-pound fish, carefully skinned and filleted. Here's a simple way to enjoy a late-summer favorite.

Hunters find scarcity of doves on first day of season
DEXTER, Ga. -- James Malone sat in the shade, talked about football and waited on the first day of dove hunting season.

Outdoors calendar
FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, AND SATURDAY, SEPT. 21: An archery-only hunt will be held at Bussey Point at Thurmond Lake. Bucks must have four or more points on one side. Check-in is required. Call (800) 533-3478, Ext. 1159, for details.

Hunters find scarcity of doves on first day of season

Celebrity dove shoot benefits sport
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Hunting or football? What a choice!

Cooking wild

Celebrity dove shoot benefits sport

Outdoors calendar

Green Bay holds off Vick, Atlanta in OT
GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Atlanta Falcons entered Lambeau Field Sunday wondering if Michael Vick would cave in to pressure from the Green Bay Packers and their loud and colorful fans.

Falcons fall to Packers in overtime
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Ryan Longwell's 34-yard field goal with 5:15 left in overtime gave Green Bay a 37-34 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on a steamy Sunday at Lambeau Field.

Ambrose excited about season
Like most players, Ashley Ambrose sets personal goals before the start of every season. Unlike most players, Ambrose doesn't beat himself up when he falls short.

Panthers top Ravens
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A day short of the first anniversary of their last victory, the Carolina Panthers finally clawed their way back into the win column.

Augusta National controversy takes spotlight

Tuning in
Q: I just moved into a tiny college dorm room, with no space for both a computer and a television. Is there any way to squeeze both functions from a single device?

Avatar of Internet annoyance, X10 camera is actually good
NEW YORK -- Don't say you've never heard of the Xcam2 wireless camera.

Nevo might mean never needing useless universal remotes
Every once in awhile I receive products that amaze me, basically because they're beyond my ability to comprehend what makes them tick.

AOL for Mac OS X delivers on its many promises
LOS ANGELES -- First, a confession. I am a Mac convert, albeit a reluctant one.

Preliminary test results show LA County woman had West Nile virus
LOS ANGELES -- Health officials are baffled by how a Los Angeles County woman apparently became the first case of a person contracting West Nile virus in the western United States.

Mistakes benefit Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - A bad week got worse for South Carolina.

Mistakes benefit Virginia

South Carolina notes
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Academic issues forced North Augusta's Brian Elam to miss the preseason team photo and had his status for 2002 in jeopardy. But after coach Lou Holtz said Elam was "in the picture" this week, the sophomore cornerback took the field in the first series against Virginia.

Germany denies couple permission to name son Osama bin Laden

Odds and ends

Tuning in

Avatar of Internet annoyance, X10 camera is actually good

Nevo might mean never needing useless universal remotes

AOL for Mac OS X delivers on its many promises