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.

Baseball launching postseason ad campaign

Baseball launching postseason ad campaign
NEW YORK -- Major league baseball, coming off a labor settlement that averted a strike, has launched its first worldwide postseason advertising campaign with the theme "Wear the ring."

Ads help form wish lists

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.

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.

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.

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.

Braves clinch 11th straight division title without lifting a glove

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.

Braves clinch 11th straight division title without lifting a glove
ATLANTA -- They've clinched on the field. They've clinched at 37,000 feet. Now, the Atlanta Braves have clinched from the couch.

Neck injury sidelines Chipper

Braves clinch division crown
ATLANTA - Think about it, Tom Glavine said. What are the odds the Braves would clinch an 11th straight division championship as the New York Mets, who spent $110 million to challenge them this year, arrived in town?

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

Braves await the inevitable: 11th straight division title
ATLANTA -- The Braves are always looking for ways to break up the monotony.

Braves clinch division crown

Montreal throttles Atlanta

Braves miss chance to clinch division

Braves await the inevitable: 11th straight division title

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

Home Depot CEO blames slack service on sagging shares

Investors shop for bargains
NEW YORK -- Investors smarting from last week's sharp Wall Street decline shopped for bargains Monday, sending stocks higher despite concerns about the upcoming anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

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.

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.

Grovetown businessman wins honor

State's income gap has widened
The gap between the rich and the poor widened in South Carolina during the 1990s, according to census figures released today. Aiken County, for example, saw its gap grow by 3.5 percent.

Telemarketers will fall silent on 9-11

Bonds still popular, but heyday could be over

Hard times stay hard in the tech sector

Led astray by spell-check

Business briefs
During the first day of the Continental Challenge II, volunteers on Monday raised about $3,600 in monetary pledges, campaign co-chairman Woody Merry said.

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

Grovetown businessman wins honor
A Grovetown construction company owner was named the top minority entrepreneur in Georgia by the U.S. Small Business Administration on Monday.

Telemarketers will fall silent on 9-11
OMAHA, Neb. - Recognizing that many Americans won't be in the mood for getting sales calls, many of the nation's telemarketers plan to take the day off Wednesday.

State's income gap has widened

Investors shop for bargains

Brantley tears knee ligaments

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
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

Gators 'embarrassed' by lopsided loss to Miami

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

Monday Morning Quarterback

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.

Zip it, Mr. Ritter

Show of force needed

Support travel bank II

The first stone

Books comfort children, answer questions
As the rest of the United States prepares to remember the event of Sept. 11, children are left to wonder, and worry, about what it all means.

The Straight Story
Deedie Long of Evans has gone to great lengths to tame her curly locks. One of her attempts included a mixture of perm solution, a flour-based paste and flat squares of plastic.

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.

Senior calendar
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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.

Rollins wins Canadian Open after Lancaster's collapse

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.

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.

Tour finally recognizes British Open as official victory
Sam Snead's record of 81 official PGA Tour victories increased by one Monday when the tour finally decided to count British Opens won before 1995.

Ex-Lakeside receiver has no fear of old friends

Ex-Lakeside receiver has no fear of old friends
His house hasn't been egged, his car tires haven't been slashed and bricks haven't shattered his windows.

Ads help form wish lists
My 8-year-old son has a new hobby.

Second shooting suspect charged
Second shooting suspect charged

Handicapped playground worthwhile

Objects billboard of Lincoln

Cost to watch baseball too high

Barrett consistent with majority

Losers in NCWO protest are women

CSRA behind the curve in providing protection from N-waste

'Rambling rant' against evolution misleads readers

Join the Continental Challenge II

Ruben is right candidate for our time

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

Says Norwood misleading about House pharmaceutical bill

McIntyre as mayor can unite Augustans

Senior calendar

The Straight Story

Books comfort children, answer questions

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

City leaders discuss downtown bar rules

From Augusta to Honduras
SPECIALFrom Augusta to HondurasAugusta native Larry Palmer (left) is sworn in as ambassado

September 11 area events

Kolb backs purchasing department

Ex-cable employee charged in service theft
Police are investigating whether a former cable employee was being paid by dozens of area residents to connect them with free service.

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

September 11 area events
Some of the events and activities that have been planned for the Augusta area:

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Kolb backs purchasing department
A special grand jury report criticizing the city's purchasing department does a good job of identifying personality conflicts and human errors within the city office, City Administrator George Kolb told Augusta commissioners in a letter dated Monday.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Rudy Brostrom of North Augusta.

City leaders discuss downtown bar rules
After weeks of public debate concerning where bars can be located in downtown Augusta, stakeholders and city officials discussed the issue behind closed doors Monday morning.

Schools will pay tribute to 9-11

Across Georgia
BRUNSWICK -Glynn County police have found Trouble.

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.

Council debates consultant's pay
AIKEN - A proposal to pay a consultant $54,000 to assist the city with a study of downtown planning was met with skepticism Monday night from Aiken City Council members.

Across the southeast

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH -Saying Myrtle Beach shouldn't encourage the fall Harley-Davidson rally, Mayor Mark McBride said he refuses to write a letter welcoming motorcyclists to the city.

Commission hopefuls ready to finish race

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.

State security has improved, Barnes says
ATLANTA - Georgia officials have spent the past year safeguarding everything from the state's roads and airports to the drinking water in even the smallest counties, Gov. Roy Barnes said Monday.

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

72-year-old charged
Police say you should take a closer look at that green stuff in your wallet. If it's not money, it could get you in trouble.

Across South Carolina
Pupils will mark scope of terrorist attacks

Runoff likely in GOP race

Across the area
Man says he was attacked

Across the southeast

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.

South Georgia courted by UGA

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.

Across South Carolina

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

Across the area
The man suspected to be the triggerman in the slaying of a disabled Navy veteran at Ramblewood Apartments surrendered Monday, police said.

Physician's trial hinges on woman's initial statement

Runoffs will retire punch cards
Today's runoff elections mark the end of punch-card voting in Richmond and Columbia counties.

Runoffs will retire punch cards

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

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina

Across the area

Across Georgia

Navy field remains a possibility

Early achiever

State security has improved, Barnes says

Across the southeast
WILMINGTON, N.C. -North Carolina has two Miss America contestants for at least another day after a judge gave Rebekah Revels' attorney another chance Monday to argue her case.

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.

Physician's trial hinges on woman's initial statement
A judge must decide whether a woman's initial statement that a former Evans physician covered her body in bruises can be used as evidence against him.

From Augusta to Honduras

News you can use
SEPT. 10, 1999 Swastikas, vulgarities and racist slurs were found scrawled on six Columbia County school buses and two buildings at three different schools Thursday morning. "It just seems to me a random act," Columbia County school Superintendent Tommy Price said. "You hate for these kind of things to happen." Bus drivers and school officials at Martinez Elementary, Belair Elementary and Evans Middle arrived at the schools to find the buses and buildings spray-painted with red, pink and green graffiti.

Insurance crisis threatens care
ATLANTA - Doctors retiring early, hospitals shutting their doors and small businesses dropping health coverage for their workers.

Navy field remains a possibility
The Navy's preference for locating a new fighter jet landing field in North Carolina doesn't guarantee that Burke County is immune from further consideration, according to an aide to U.S. Sen. Max Cleland.

Crew erects safety barriers

Across the area

Across the southeast
2 Miss North Carolinas vie for Miss America

Aiken Tech courses go online

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

Second shooting suspect charged

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.

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Insurance crisis threatens care

Hooked on puppets

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

Drain project draws questions

Crew erects safety barriers
AIKEN - Aiken County is getting the finishing touches on cable barriers designed to reduce crossover crashes on interstate highways in South Carolina.

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.

Hornish outduels Unser to win Delphi Indy 300

Points race tightens up with 10 left

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.

De Ferran won't be allowed to race in IRL season finale
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Gil de Ferran, in contention for the Indy Racing League season title, was released from the hospital Monday but won't be allowed to race in the season finale.

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.

Points race tightens with 10 races to go

Webber indicted on charge of lying to grand jury
DETROIT -- Sacramento Kings star Chris Webber was indicted Monday on charges he lied to a grand jury about his dealings with a University of Michigan basketball booster more than a decade ago.

Peete to keep starting job after leading Panthers to win

Green Bay holds off Vick, Atlanta in OT

Despite loss, amazing 'debut' for Falcons' young QB

Panthers top Ravens

Falcons fall to Packers in overtime

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For James D. Leppard, a retired Army sergeant and a Grovetown Department of Public Safety corporal, two things were most important in life.

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CSRA behind the curve in providing protection from N-waste
Regarding the tons of high-level nuclear waste being trucked to the to Savannah River Site, the Nuclear Defense Safety Board has concluded that not all of the uranium at SRS is stored properly. The board has also concluded that a fire where some of the uranium is stored would cause airborne toxins to spread outside of SRS. It came out in federal court in Aiken that tons of uranium are being shipped to SRS, along with plutonium. Jody Jones, Aiken, S.C.

Cost to watch baseball too high
Your editorial on Sept. 1, "Baseball striking out," failed to mention another reason for the shrinking fan base. With their escalating salaries, they've been forced to increase ticket prices. The sad fact is that, in doing so, they're eroding their future fan base. William McKenna, Augusta

Show of force needed
The Navy's plan to carve out a landing strip in a peaceful Southern community to test the latest version of its jet fighter is like a vampire - it keeps coming back to life. It's time for Burke County to drive a stake through the plan's heart.

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.

McIntyre as mayor can unite Augustans
I say let's elect a mayor for all the people. Someone who could bring Augustans together. Someone who would bring jobs and big businesses to the Garden City. Someone who has the experience and know-how to straighten out those clowns we call city commissioners. Someone who could help organize the infrastructure of the city government, so that we are able to use all the resources available to us and in a cost-effective way. That someone would be Ed McIntyre. William Sanders, Hephzibah, 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.

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

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.

Join the Continental Challenge II
In September 2001, Continental Airlines was making plans to come to Augusta. They wanted to be sure they would have a solid market base here. They asked citizens of the Augusta area to pledge dollars that they would spend traveling with Continental Airlines. We did this in the form of a "travel bank," which is a refundable, interest-bearing savings account that was pledged to be spent on air travel with Continental.Woody Merry, Augusta

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.

Barrett consistent with majority
November's congressional elections will determine the future of the Bush administration. If the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives, then they'll scuttle President George W. Bush's conservative agenda and substitute in its place their own radical, leftist program. Ed Murray, Aiken, S.C.

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.

'Rambling rant' against evolution misleads readers
Talk about semantic drivel. Hubert Baker's Sept. 2 letter, "There is only one truth in the debate over evolution," presents another rambling rant from the creationist fringe. Thomas Grim, Augusta

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

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

Zip it, Mr. Ritter
Scott Ritter once quit his position as U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq because he wasn't being allowed to do his job. Now he says everything will be fine if Iraq just lets inspectors back in.

Sampras earns right to ponder future

Overtime

Serena surpasses Venus with sweep of Sister Slams

Sampras beats Agassi for 14th major title

Sports helped South Carolina residents heal after 9-11

Ruano Pascual, Suarez win third Grand Slam

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.

Sampras earns right to ponder future
NEW YORK -- Pete Sampras kept saying it.

Overtime
The U.S. Open final between Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi drew the event's highest TV rating since those two played for the 1990 title.

Sports helped South Carolina residents heal after 9-11
North Greenville College President Jimmy Epting didn't know what to do.

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.

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.

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.

Hunters find scarcity of doves on first day of season

Despite loss, amazing 'debut' for Falcons' young QB
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Michael Vick spent Monday morning mingling with fans at an Atlanta shopping mall. Then it was back to work.

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.

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.

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.

Peete to keep starting job after leading Panthers to win
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Rodney Peete was not spectacular in his first game for the Carolina Panthers. Heck, he wasn't even that good.

West Nile battle threatens bees
ANDERSON, S.C. - Beekeepers in South Carolina are worried about new spraying for mosquitoes because of fears about the West Nile virus.

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

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

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.

Wireless networks cropping up in unexpected places
Dan Lowden found himself in a long airport line, wondering how to pass the time.

Holtz finds career low with Gamecocks
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Three weeks into the season and South Carolina's Lou Holtz thinks he's hit a career low.

Holtz finds career low with Gamecocks

For Holtz, the timing couldn't be any worse

For Holtz, the timing couldn't be any worse
COLUMBIA - Lou Holtz says he's never been less confident before a football game.

Pupils share thoughts on meaning of Sept. 11
The Augusta Chronicle's Newspaper in Education program invited local teachers to have students write poems and essays about the Sept. 11 attacks.

Girl, 15, doesn't need 19-year-old
I've been sexually active with this guy. He's 19 and I'm kind of hoping for a relationship with him. He says it's not real and I need some advice about what to do. - 15-year-old Augusta girl.

Getting rid of God helps the terrorists
Tomorrow is Sept. 11, 2002 and I'd like to look back on what has happened since Sept. 11, 2001.

Getting rid of God helps the terrorists

Girl, 15, doesn't need 19-year-old

Artist's Corner

Artist's Corner
Amy Dupont, 16, is a senior at South Aiken High School. She wrote Origami as a reflection of the events on Sept. 11.

Pupils share thoughts on meaning of Sept. 11

Question of the week
What are your plans for Wednesday (Sept. 11)?

Xtreme calendar
Here is a listing of area events.

Behind the music

Question of the week

Behind the music
Weighing in at 240 pounds and standing tall at 6 feet 1 inch tall, 17-year-old Jack Ness has heard the questions repeatedly.

Germany denies couple permission to name son Osama bin Laden

Odds and ends

Avatar of Internet annoyance, X10 camera is actually good

Wireless networks cropping up in unexpected places

West Nile battle threatens bees

AOL for Mac OS X delivers on its many promises