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."

Baseball launching postseason ad campaign

Yankees decide not to discipline Wells
NEW YORK -- David Wells won't be disciplined by the New York Yankees for his early-morning fight in a diner last weekend.

Ads help form wish lists

Braves clinch 11th straight division title without lifting a glove

Braves' rally downs Mets

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - The championship T-shirts and caps were handed out, and the champagne was on ice in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse, but no one seemed in the mood to celebrate.

Braves clinch division crown

Braves' rally downs Mets
ATLANTA - They began the night by unveiling their latest division championship flag on the left field grandstand.

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?

Braves notebook

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.

Braves await the inevitable: 11th straight division title

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

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Today, a number of markets will delay openings until 11 a.m. Eastern time due to remembrance services involving the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, including:

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.

High court weighs building fees
ATLANTA - Savannah contractors brought their gripe about Chatham County's building fees to the Georgia Supreme Court this week in a case that could prompt other communities to change how they fund operations.

Stocks higher Tuesday

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.

High court weighs building fees

State's income gap has widened

Few can predict business for today

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.

Investors shop for bargains

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.

Grovetown businessman wins honor

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.

Spending saved economy

Telemarketers will fall silent on 9-11

Spending saved economy
Soon after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Rosie the Riveter picked up a shopping bag.

Business briefs

Few can predict business for today
Lincolnton resident Katrina Elam doesn't see herself sitting at home tonight.

Stocks higher Tuesday
NEW YORK -- Investors worried about terrorism but looking for bargains made for a fractious session Tuesday on Wall Street. The market ultimately managed a respectable gain despite anxiety over the government's warning of possible attacks around the Sept. 11 anniversary.

Clemson's Bowden likes team's makeup
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson hasn't won a key game. The Tigers aren't in the top 25. And their big-play attack has been small potatoes so far.

Injuries propel Henry into lineup
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson offensive tackle William Henry patiently waited more than three years for his turn, but his first career start will also be bittersweet.

Injuries propel Henry into lineup

Clemson's Bowden likes team's makeup

Aiken golfer aces Palmetto's par-3s

We counted on them

Show of force needed

Humanity's best hope

Zip it, Mr. Ritter

Spicy etouffee is ship-shape
As a salute to its namesake state, the USS Louisiana serves a weekly Cajun-Creole menu. Offerings include gumbo, jambalaya, dirty rice and this week's recipe for crawfish etouffee.

Senior calendar
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Real sea food
KINGS BAY, Ga. - With reservations you can dine in plenty of exotic settings. But to get into this remote dining venue, 600 feet below the ocean, a reservation won't cut it. You've got to enlist.

Submariners must cope in close quarters
KINGS BAY, Ga. - Life at depths of more than 600 feet below the sea can be challenging for the men of the Trident submarine USS Louisiana.

Right bottle at right time makes for perfection
A perfect wine isn't necessarily one that rates 100 in those publications that score wines as if they were in school. I've never understood, anyway, what shades of nuance separate wines that score 98 or 99 or 100.

Small portions
Sometimes cooking means learning to interpret jargon. A common baking instruction is to "cream butter and sugar together." Here's what it means: Blend ingredients until they are aerated and lighter in color, so they look creamy.

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.

In the know
The 2000 Camelot Chardonnay from California is what is called a winery's second label, but with this $11 wine, Kendall-Jackson is making a different style Chardonnay for a lot less per bottle. The wine has loads of great tropical fruit notes along with just the right amount of apple and citrus to balance all the flavors perfectly. It was an extremely enjoyable bottle of wine that is still in the everyday price range. A real winner for a song from Kendall Jackson.

Teen obsession movie 'Swimfan' is tops at box office
LOS ANGELES -- The teenage obsession flick "Swimfan" staked its claim to first place at the box office during the weekend, earning $11.3 million in its debut.

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.

Suggs looking forward to trip to Clemson
ATLANTA -- A.J. Suggs wasn't intimidated in his first trip to a stadium called Death Valley, so he doesn't expect anything different Saturday.

Suggs looking forward to trip to Clemson

Tour looking at reducing the size of fields
Some players have suggested smaller fields might improve the pace of play, although that's not the reason the PGA Tour policy board is considering reducing the number of players in as many as 10 tournaments next year.

A day that changed Parnevik's life
Jesper Parnevik's golf game is in sad shape with the Ryder Cup quickly approaching, although he's making progress in other areas.

A day that changed Parnevik's life

Tour looking at reducing the size of fields

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.

Silver Bluff focuses on defense

Ex-Lakeside receiver has no fear of old friends

Silver Bluff focuses on defense
Silver Bluff finally got its offense in gear while beating Edisto last week. Now, coach Al Lown said, its defense needs to follow suit.

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.

Owner Tom Hicks looks to sell Dallas Stars

Owner Tom Hicks looks to sell Dallas Stars
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Owning two professional teams is becoming a burden for Tom Hicks. So the owner of the Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars is reluctantly ready to unload the NHL club.

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

Arson suspected in brush fire
GRANITEVILLE - Firefighters and law enforcement officers were evacuating apartments and houses in the Aiken and Graniteville area Wednesday night because of a large brush fire that was sweeping through the area.

Cost to watch baseball too high

Barrett consistent with majority

NCWO intolerant of other views

McIntyre as mayor can unite Augustans

Join the Continental Challenge II

RCAC board member not for animals

Who elected the U.S. world police?

CSRA behind the curve in providing protection from N-waste

Put Augusta museum in the budget

Remove Saddam now

'Rambling rant' against evolution misleads readers

Spicy etouffee is ship-shape

Senior calendar

Submariners must cope in close quarters

Books comfort children, answer questions

The Straight Story

Real sea food

Right bottle at right time makes for perfection

In the know

Sitting room only
Kevin Tully, the owner of Tully SRO South Inc. of Augusta, finishes placing cushions in new seats at the Imperial Theatre. The work Tuesday will conclude the downtown theater's replacement of all its seating.

Mayor creates service agency

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.

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.

Man sought in shooting at club

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

Devoti takes runoff victory
Mark Devoti handily defeated Tony Mundy in Tuesday's runoff for the Columbia County Commission District 3 seat.

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.

School board will vote on church program
WHAT'S NEXT: The Richmond County school board will vote on whether to adopt the Released Time pilot program at its 7:30 p.m. Thursday meeting at its offices, 2083 Heckle St.

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.

Polls report meager turnout

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

Runoff reduces field to two

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

Polls report meager turnout
ATLANTA - A Republican runoff for lieutenant governor was too close to call late Tuesday night, hours after polls closed on the lightly attended election.

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.

Corrections

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.

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

Across Georgia
BRUNSWICK -Glynn County police have found Trouble.

Sitting room only

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.

Ex-firefighter files discrimination suit

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.

Across Georgia

Runoffs will retire punch cards

Ideas for future of Augusta forming

September 11 area events

Man sought in shooting at club
NEW ELLENTON - City police said Tuesday they were looking for an Aiken man who shot another man last weekend in what they are calling a revenge shooting.

Across Georgia

Across the area
Willie A. Jordan defeated Randy Broxton in Tuesday's runoff for the nonpartisan primary for the Burke County Board of Education District 1 seat.

Kolb backs purchasing department

Devoti takes runoff victory
Mark Devoti handily defeated Tony Mundy in Tuesday's runoff for the Columbia County Commission District 3 seat.

Across South Carolina

Mayor creates service agency
Augusta will soon employ two federally funded workers to coordinate the volunteer efforts of the city's many nonprofit agencies and faith-based organizations, Mayor Bob Young announced Tuesday afternoon from the front door of the United Way of the CSRA offices.

Across the area

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.

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.

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

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.

Ideas for future of Augusta forming
Augusta's vision of its future is becoming clearer.

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.

School board will vote on church program

State security has improved, Barnes says

Walker revels in win

Insurance crisis threatens care

Sept. 11 area events

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.

Doctor gets probation on misdemeanor charge

News you can use

Musician asks thief to return songbooks

Across the southeast

News you can use

Subscriber of the day

Across the area

Physician's trial hinges on woman's initial statement

Subscriber of the day

Crew erects safety barriers

Arson suspected in brush fire

From Augusta to Honduras

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Sonya Gollmer of Evans.

City leaders discuss downtown bar rules

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -A crackdown on motorists who pass stopped school buses has led to more citations in the past three weeks than in all of last year.

Navy field remains a possibility

Election results (incomplete)
Here are results from the statewide runoff elections.

Corrections
The religious denomination of St. Paul's Church was inaccurately reported in a listing of Sept. 11 events in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle.

Runoff reduces field to two
No decisive victor prevailed among North Augusta's field of four city council candidates in Tuesday's GOP primary.

Ex-firefighter files discrimination suit
A former city firefighter who was accused of making terroristic threats and fired after he publicly complained about how Chief Ronnie Few ran the department has filed suit.

Walker revels in win
Strong voter turnout in Chatham County delivered the 12th Congressional District Democrat runoff for Charles "Champ" Walker Jr.

Doctor gets probation on misdemeanor charge
The bottom line, the judge said Tuesday, was that the bruises covering a woman's body in December amounted only to misdemeanor battery.

Former Aikenite recalls events of last Sept. 11
AIKEN - Jennifer Becker, a former Aiken resident turned New Yorker, was in a conference room on the 33rd floor of the World Trade Center's north tower when the first plane hit.

Musician asks thief to return songbooks
A local musician whose backpack was stolen while performing at First Friday is pleading for the return of two notebooks containing 25 original songs.

Devoti takes runoff victory

News you can use
Sept. 11, 1959 Georgia Railroad and Banking Co. on Thursday redeemed at full face value an 1855 bank note mailed by the owner from Maryville, Tenn.

Sept. 11 area events
Augusta will mark today's anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in many ways. The events and activities planned for today include:

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -The Georgia Public Health Laboratory on Tuesday reported finding no traces of anthrax or any powdery substance on an envelope opened at Emory University that was initially thought to contain a suspicious powder.

Sept. 11 has had share of happenings; good and bad
Turn on your television and you can't escape it. Pick up any newspaper or magazine and you can't miss it.

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.

Sospenzo named crew chief at Hendrick
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Peter Sospenzo, out of work since the end of last season, was hired Tuesday by Hendrick Motorsports as crew chief of the No. 25 Chevrolet.

Sospenzo named crew chief at Hendrick

Young driver on the right track in racing

Young driver on the right track in racing
When Chris Waters received his first Legends car a year ago, his father, Don, took him to a deserted parking lot.

Officials struggle with decisions on remains of hijackers

Islam draws interest

Economic impact of attacks less than expected

Foreigners singled out

Local volunteers witnessed chaos

Christmas Day romance at ground zero blossoms into marriage

9-11 birthdays are bittersweet

After Sept. 11, 'Homeland Security' is marketers' mantra

Families of victims still listed as missing say they don't have proof

Blood donations drop off after record surge

A list of the people killed or unaccounted for in Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

Will this sense of loss fade?

Task force mulls building code changes because of Sept. 11

New York Stock Exchange to delay opening on Sept. 11

Military's rise in applicants fades quickly

Britain plans garden and remembrance service

Airport security measures keep improving

Tragedy fine-tunes focus of firefighters

Many arrested but few are charged in government's roundup

Attacks victims who became well-known after their deaths

Some television networks to provide retrospectives

Center trains first responders to combat multitude of threats

Augustans recall the lost

Terrorist attacks didn't leave many permanent marks on the media

Related major developments in the year since the terrorist attacks

Arab-looking fliers expect scrutiny now

Artists find outlet in work

How the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have impacted on all 50 states

Chinese driver picks 'USA 911' for license plate

How does a show about the frivolous side of New York respond to changed mood?

Readers express their feelings about terrorist attacks

Webber says he didn't lie to grand jury
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Chris Webber, making his first public statement since being indicted on federal charges, said Tuesday he did not lie to a grand jury and that he tried to help prosecutors in their case against a University of Michigan booster.

Webber says he didn't lie to grand jury

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.

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

First three home games sold out

Peete to keep starting job after leading Panthers to win

Mr. Julius Rhoden    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
Mrs. Louise Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Joshua Harp    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Antoine Hooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Esau Sapp    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Laura Koch    (GIBSON, Ga.)
Mr. James Haynes    (MATTHEWS, Ga.)
Mr. Oscar Summer Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Foust Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Barbara Lazenby    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Martha Turner    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Mrs. Lorraine Leininger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Hilda Bazemore    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruby Steptoe    (STATESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Laura Koch    (GIBSON, Ga.)
Ms. Merian Mack    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mrs. Jane Hartzell    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. David Maynard Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Charlie Hayes    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
Mr. Matthew Mims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Roy Bussey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Marion Murray    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
Mr. Herbert Watts Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Bernice Roberts    (WALTERBORO, S.C.)
Mr. Rodney Satterfield    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Harmon    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Gene Bussell    (APPLING , Ga.)
Mr. James Hanson    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Sadie Richard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Shirley Frye    (WARRENVILLE, S.C)
Mrs. Juanita Peterson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Elwood Dashiellds    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Betty Jennings    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mr. Joe Crawley    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Charlie Hayes    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
Mr. Lamar Cooley;   (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. James Harrell, Jr.    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Leslie Coles    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Helen Garvin    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Albert Cason    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Ruby Fowler    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mr. Davis Carroll Sr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mr. Elwood Dashiells    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Annie Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Gene Bussell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Edna Booth    (AYNOR, S.C.)
Mr. Edward Atkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Aaron II    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Nancy Pugh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Wefel    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Walter Henning    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Sally Trammell    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Sanders    (ULMER, S.C.)
Mr. Larry Thigpen    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Mrs. Jane Hartzell    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mrs. Ann Powell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Barbara Lazenby (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie Richard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Hanson (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. James Haynes (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Sanders (ULMER, S.C.)

Mr. Esau Sapp (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hilda Bazemore (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Jennings (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Harmon (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Hartzell (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. David Maynard Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Elwood Dashiells (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Antoine Hooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Koch (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Matthew Mims (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Fowler (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Crawley (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James Harrell, Jr. (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lorraine Leininger (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Julius Rhoden (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Edna Booth (AYNOR, S.C.)

Mr. Walter Henning (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Herbert Watts Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Davis Carroll Sr. (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Leslie Coles (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Atkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Thigpen (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Steptoe (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Cason (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ann Powell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Turner (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Bussell (APPLING , Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Hayes (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Sally Trammell (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Roberts (WALTERBORO, S.C.)

Mrs. Juanita Peterson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Shirley Frye (WARRENVILLE, S.C)

Mr. Roy Bussey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marion Murray (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Pugh (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Elwood Dashiellds (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Merian Mack (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. James Aaron II (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Garvin (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Joshua Harp (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Humanity's best hope
One year later, the ashen skies have cleared. The putrid, sickening smoke has drifted off. The rubble and the remains have been excavated. The tears have flowed into the sea of despair. The knot in the stomach has loosened. Life has gone on.

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.

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.

RCAC board member not for animals
I attended the last board meeting of Richmond County Animal Control and was shocked to hear board member Mitch Courson say that his duty as a board member was for the sake of the taxpayers, the animals were secondary. I beg the taxpayers to replace this man. I would think that the taxpayers would want a board member there whose first concern would be the animals. Mr. Courson should step aside and let a person take that position who lets the animals' well-being come first. Loree Simmons, North Augusta, S.C.

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.

We counted on them
Sports jerseys would have to be changed. Accountants would have to get continuing education. And school children would have to find new ways to count to 100.

Put Augusta museum in the budget
As members and supporters of the Augusta Museum of History, we were shocked to learn of yet another impending financial crisis, ("Museum attempts to regain funding," Aug. 28). Bill and Bea Baab, Augusta

Remove Saddam now
We should not wait. Remove Saddam Hussein now. It has been a year since the Sept. 11 disaster. Terrorists, and countries that harbor and train these terrorist groups, must pay now. We cannot afford to wait any longer. Guy R. Dobson, Barnwell, S.C.

'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

Who elected the U.S. world police?
As a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, I am continuously amazed at our presumption in maintaining troops and garrison in countries all over the world. James Cline, North Augusta, S.C.

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.

NCWO intolerant of other views
Organizations, such as the National Council of Women's Organizations and their leaders who preach tolerance, need to take some of their own advice. People or organizations that do not have the same views as their own are labeled as nonconformists or, worse, chauvinists or racists. David Haupt, Evans, Ga.

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

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.

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

Sampras earns right to ponder future

Sports helped South Carolina residents heal after 9-11

Sampras and Agassi pass on Davis Cup

Sports digest

Overtime

Overtime

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

Sports digest
"You can call it an air of confidence or good feeling, but something is happening at Notre Dame. It's because of (Coach Tyrone) Willingham." -Paul Hornung, a former Heisman Trophy winner and a regular at Irish games, on Notre Dame's 2-0 start

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

Sampras and Agassi pass on Davis Cup
NEW YORK -- The all-American U.S. Open final between Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi took enough out of both players to keep them off the Davis Cup team.

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.

Overtime
USC Aiken seniors Scott Usher and Aaron Black finished in the top 25 in the individual standings, and the Pacers finished in eighth place at the Cleveland Golf/Kiawah Island Invitational.

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.

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.

Falcons sell out three home games before Dome opener
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- For the first time in 10 years, the Atlanta Falcons have sold out three home games before their home opener, including Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.

First three home games sold out
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Three months ago, Arthur Blank stood on the practice fields at the Atlanta Falcons' complex and promised to fill up the Georgia Dome in his first year as owner.

Sept. 11 has had share of happenings; good and bad

Lingering travel fears hurt tourism
Madhusudan Bhatt is a frequent flier, but he freely admits that the events of Sept. 11 made him worry about stepping onto a plane.

Will this sense of loss fade?
I never saw the World Trade Center, and I never will. I haven't seen the flat stretch of ground that was once covered by the twin towers.

Some television networks to provide retrospectives
NEW YORK -- The last place Susan Ferugio wants to be Sept. 11 is in front of a television.

Tragedy fine-tunes focus of firefighters
The drop-in visits have slowed down and the picture requests have all but stopped. But Augusta's finest are still doing the same dangerous job.

Readers express their feelings about terrorist attacks
The Augusta Chronicle called readers to ask how they were touched by the terrorist attacks on America. Here are some of those responses:

How the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have impacted on all 50 states
A look at how the Sept. 11 attacks have affected the 50 states and the District of Columbia:

Military's rise in applicants fades quickly
In the days that followed the terrorist attacks on America, U.S. Army recruiter Staff. Sgt. Ronald Moore said he felt charged up about doing his job.

Chinese driver picks 'USA 911' for license plate
BEIJING -- A Beijing motorist chose "USA 911" as a license plate number when Chinese drivers were allowed for the first time to pick their own numbers, a government spokesman said Tuesday.

A list of the people killed or unaccounted for in Sept. 11 terrorist attacks
LONDON -- Britain will plant a garden of native American and British flowers to commemorate the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, the government said Tuesday.

How does a show about the frivolous side of New York respond to changed mood?
NEW YORK -- It had already been a lousy day for "Sex and the City" columnist Carrie Bradshaw when she tried to get on the subway. The entrance was roped off - another terrorist alert in an already skittish city had shut it down.

Artists find outlet in work
When Lucy Weigle heard about the Sept. 11 attacks, her first inclination was to pick up a paintbrush. Setting to work within a few short hours, she executed America's Awakening, a painting that, visually speaking, represents everything she felt on that confusing morning.

Surplus radiation detectors will be given to war on terrorism
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- Thousands of Geiger counters and other radiation detectors that had been destined for the scrap heap or auction block are being recycled for the war on terrorism.

9-11 birthdays are bittersweet
Margaret Angel had pretty much given up on having children. She and her husband, Robert Pike, already had suffered through three miscarriages and the death of their 5-month-old twins.

Economic impact of attacks less than expected
NEW YORK -- A year ago, planted in front of televisions, numbed by endless images of the World Trade Center's destruction, consumers froze - and briefly forgot to consume.

Task force mulls building code changes because of Sept. 11
NEW YORK -- Drawing on lessons from Sept. 11, experts said Tuesday that high-rise building codes should be revised to require wider emergency stairways and stricter protections against collapse and heavy fires.

Terrorist attacks didn't leave many permanent marks on the media
NEW YORK -- For many journalists, Sept. 11 brought the immediate sense that they were covering the most important story of their lives and that the media landscape had changed forever.

Center trains first responders to combat multitude of threats
ANNISTON, Ala. -- Smoke fills the cafeteria as a piercing alarm sounds. Panicked voices scream. Help them.

Families of victims still listed as missing say they don't have proof
NEW YORK -- Missing. The word has lost its hopeful luster since the days when families plastered the city with photographs of those who didn't come home on the night of Sept. 11.

Arab-looking fliers expect scrutiny now
NEW YORK -- Interrogations, body searches and suspicious stares are not the only sources of humiliation these days for air travelers with darker complexions and foreign names.

After Sept. 11, 'Homeland Security' is marketers' mantra
NEW YORK -- Since the days when Samuel Colt made a fortune peddling his Peacemaker revolvers to frightened frontiersmen and a budding U.S. Army, astute entrepreneurs have profited by selling to Americans worried about security.

Foreigners singled out
AIKEN - Aiken businessman and British citizen Kishan Shah went to London this summer with his wife and their three young daughters for a family wedding.

Related major developments in the year since the terrorist attacks
Chronology of some key events in U.S. relations with Islamic groups and with Osama bin Laden before Sept. 11, 2001, and of the Sept. 11 attacks and aftermath:

SRS, Fort Gordon spent millions to tighten security after attacks
AIKEN - The 310-square-mile Savannah River Site, considered to be one of the most secure Department of Energy installations, has tightened security even more since the Sept. 11 attacks.

Attacks victims who became well-known after their deaths
Some of the Sept. 11 victims many Americans felt they got to know after their deaths:

Attacks speeded fortifications
The tightened security at the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building might have been the most obvious sign of change in Augusta after the terrorist attacks. But plans for weapons-detection machines and X-ray machines had been in the works for years, said Civil Court Marshal Steve Smith.

New York Stock Exchange to delay opening on Sept. 11
NEW YORK -- In deference to the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks, the New York Stock Exchange will delay the opening of trading on Sept. 11.

Airport security measures keep improving
A couple of weeks after Sept. 11, Martinez firefighter Amy Burrus went through security at Boston's Logan International Airport, where two of the hijacked planes originated.

Christmas Day romance at ground zero blossoms into marriage
NEW YORK -- A romance that began with a Christmas Day massage at ground zero blossomed into marriage, with the couple tying the knot aboard a ship that transported terrorism victims on Sept. 11.

Local volunteers witnessed chaos
Grace Kassenbaum, of Aiken, was on the first plane that flew out of South Carolina after the World Trade Center attack.

Officials struggle with decisions on remains of hijackers
WASHINGTON -- Among the human remains painstakingly sorted from the Pentagon and Pennsylvania crash sites of Sept. 11 are those of nine of the hijackers.

Augustans recall the lost
Diane Forde smiles, glancing at a picture framed with a New York newspaper clipping that proclaims her uncle, Raymond M. Downey, a "World Class Hero."

Unidentifiable remains from Pentagon attack to be burried in Arlington
WASHINGTON -- Unidentifiable remains of victims of the Sept. 11 attack on the Pentagon will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, the military says.

Blood donations drop off after record surge
After last year's attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, blood banks across the nation experienced something unusual: For the first time in a long time, they had to turn people away.

Islam draws interest
In a twist of irony, whoever spray-painted profanity on a sign outside a mosque in Martinez the night of Sept. 11 might have actually done Augusta's Muslims a favor.

Many arrested but few are charged in government's roundup
PATERSON, N.J. -- When the FBI came knocking on his door, Malek Zeidan wasn't worried.

Britain plans garden and remembrance service
LONDON -- Britain will plant a garden of native American and British flowers to commemorate the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, the government said Tuesday.

Nintendo's beloved plumber back in 'new' adventure
There isn't a more recognizable character in videogames than Mario, Nintendo's diet-challenged mustachioed plumber.

Energy department official recommends burying waste at SRS
COLUMBIA, S. C. -- The U.S. Energy Department's inspector general has recommended burying millions of gallons of radioactive waste at the Savannah River Site instead processing and storing it in Nevada.

Eastman Kodak recalls 75,000 digital cameras
WASHINGTON -- Eastman Kodak Co. is recalling about 75,000 digital cameras sold worldwide because of a manufacturing defect that can cause electrical shock.

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.

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

Two new cases of West Nile feared
ATLANTA -- Two new cases of suspected West Nile virus have been reported in humans in Georgia - one of them in the same county where a victim is believed to have received the virus from an organ donor.

Bulldogs aim to alter a trend

Bulldogs aim to alter a trend
ATHENS, Ga. - Randy McMichael claimed that South Carolina's defense had "loopholes." Jonas Jennings said these new schemes were being run by the same old Gamecocks, and several other players said they didn't even deem South Carolina a rival.

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

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

SRS, Fort Gordon spent millions to tighten security after attacks

Aiken golfer aces Palmetto's par-3s
When the ball was in the air, Berry Crain thought it might go in the hole and his quest for the career "par-3 slam" at Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken would be over.

Behind the music

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.

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

Getting rid of God helps the terrorists

Pupils share thoughts on meaning of Sept. 11

Question of the week

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.

Artist's Corner

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.

Xtreme calendar
Here is a listing of area events.

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

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.

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.

West Nile battle threatens bees

Nintendo's beloved plumber back in 'new' adventure

Energy department official recommends burying waste at SRS

Eastman Kodak recalls 75,000 digital cameras

Wireless networks cropping up in unexpected places