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.

Caroline Duncan Jernigan
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Jernigan of North Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Caroline Duncan Jernigan, Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Timmerman of Augusta.

Skylar Ann Pettigrew

Adrian Brooke Padgett

Taylyn Leann Still
Todd and St

Nathaniel David Nishimuta
Stephan and Vanessa Nishimuta of Martinez announce the birth of a son, Nathaniel David Nishimuta, Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Juan and Marie Vargas of Martinez and John and Beatrice Nishimuta of Grovetown.

Ansley Grace Willis
Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Willi

Rashea India Brown
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Raheem DeAngelo Murray

Joseph Davis Campbell
Joe and Kim Campbell of North Augusta

Robert Devon Bosdell

D'Nesha Eriyonna Keyara Chance
Frank Chance and Erica Dunn, both of Augusta, announce the bir

Taylyn Leann Still

Noah Makenzie Cook
Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis L. Cook of North Augusta announce the birth of a son, Noah Makenzie Cook, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Johnson of Evans and Mr. and Mrs. Willie James Cook of North Augusta.

Thomas Christopher Moore Jr.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Thomas and Zaneta Moor

Savannah Jeanne Forsman
William Forsman Sr. and Samantha McManus, b

Robert Devon Bosdell
Robert D. Bosdell and Amanda L.

Kayla Jean Godsmark
GRAHAM, Fla. - Wayne and Carrie

D'Nesha Eriyonna Keyara Chance

Luke Brian Hardy
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hardy

Caroline Duncan Jernigan

Gary Mason Randolph
Mr. and Mrs. Joh

Luke Brian Hardy

Jake Ryan Holbein
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Holbein of Hephzibah announce the birth of a son, Jake Ryan Holbein, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James Neuhaus of Reston, Va., and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Holbein of Hephzibah.

Thomas Christopher Moore Jr.

Skylar Ann Pettigrew
Mr. and Mrs. Mar

Nathaniel David Nishimuta

Charis Virginia Sanders
Mr. and Mrs

Adrian Brooke Padgett
Terry and Jennifer Padgett of North Augusta ann

Savannah Jeanne Forsman

Raheem DeAngelo Murray
Roy Murray and Tiffany Starnes, both of Grovetown, announce the birth of a son, Raheem DeAngelo Murray, Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Starnes of Grovetown and Mr. and Mrs. Murray of Thomson.

Jake Ryan Holbein

Reece James Johnson
Dale J. and Holly L. Johnso

Kayla Jean Godsmark

Hunter Thomas Holden
Thomas and Patricia Holden of Grovetown announce the birth of a son, Hunter Thomas Holden, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kelly of Augusta, Mr. John Holden and Mrs. Susan Harper, both of Martinez.

Noah Makenzie Cook

Joseph Davis Campbell

Reece James Johnson

Gary Mason Randolph

Charis Virginia Sanders

Ansley Grace Willis

Rashea India Brown

Hunter Thomas Holden

Odds and ends
MONTICELLO, Iowa -- The bad news for an Iowa couple was that a stove fire erupted in their recreational vehicle, slightly injuring the wife.

Oil tanker crew has bright idea
BEIJING -- Crew on a leaking oil tanker lit a signal flare for help Wednesday, triggering an explosion that injured eight seamen and left two missing, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

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

Millwood gets win in opener

Braves split twinbill
ATLANTA - Atlanta reliever Mike Remlinger read a message from President Bush. A bald eagle soared overhead. Bagpipers offered Amazing Grace. A formation of helicopters flew past. A moment of silence was observed in the seventh inning.

Braves notebook

Braves, Mets split

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' rally downs Mets

Millwood gets win in opener
ATLANTA -- Kevin Millwood won his eighth straight start and Chipper Jones homered twice and had five RBIs, leading the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets 8-5 Wednesday in the opener of a split doubleheader.

Braves, Mets split
ATLANTA - Mike Remlinger read a message from President Bush. A bald eagle soared overhead. Bagpipers offered "Amazing Grace." A formation of helicopters flew past. A moment of silence was observed in the seventh inning.

Braves split twinbill

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.

Fed says interest rates could go lower, if needed
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy was coping with "slow and uneven" growth in the late summer as manufacturing companies and other businesses experienced a weakening in activity, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday in a report that left the door open to further interest rate cuts if needed to bolster the economy.

Business briefs
LONDON - Higher, more volatile oil prices will loom this winter if OPEC refuses to boost crude production as major importing countries head into the peak heating-oil season, an industry report warned Wednesday.

Few can predict business for today

Workers find ways to reflect on events

High court weighs building fees

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

Workers find ways to reflect on events
The day it happened, workers walked away from their desks and put down their tools to watch the ghastly images on television.

Business briefs

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:

Fed says interest rates could go lower, if needed

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

Spending saved economy

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

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.

Clemson's Bowden likes team's makeup

Injuries propel Henry into lineup

SEC notebook
Dondrial Pinkins would have played in last week's loss to Virginia had he been completely healthy, South Carolina coach Lou Holtz said Wednesday.

College Football Picks
The search is on in college football this weekend: Notre Dame is looking for an offense, Maryland for its first win over Florida State, and Nebraska for a happy return to Happy Valley.

ACC notebook
Georgia Tech's record is 2-0, but in Clemson's eyes the slate might as well be clean.

SEC notebook

College Football Picks

ACC notebook

Aiken golfer aces Palmetto's par-3s

Humanity's best hope

Let debates begin

We counted on them

How to 'Vote Smart'

Capsules
A new study of diamonds from southern Africa is revealing the area's complex geologic history.

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.

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.

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.

Fox gets a rare ratings win with 'American Idol'
NEW YORK -- Behind the conclusion of "American Idol," Fox hit some rarified air in the Nielsen Media Research ratings: first place.

Love bugs
It's a bug club - sort of. But club members aren't likely to squash these Beetles.

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, fitness and health activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle.

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.

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.

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.

In the know
Children can be picky eaters and anything that can make dinnertime more fun is always appreciated.

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.

Rhino makes the most of physical limitations
ATLANTA -- When Kelley Rhino takes the field to return a punt, he's usually the smallest player on the field. Smaller, even, than the punter.

Rhino makes the most of physical limitations

Suggs looking forward to trip to Clemson

It's a wonderful, though complex, world after all

Holtz invited to become member of Augusta National
Frank Broyles won't be the only former University of Arkansas coach on the membership roll at Augusta National Golf Club anymore.

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.

Players remember attacks before start of tournament

Daly withdraws from German Masters with shoulder injury
PULHEIM, Germany -- John Daly withdrew from the German Masters on Wednesday because of a shoulder injury.

A day that changed Parnevik's life

Players remember attacks before start of tournament
PAOLI, Pa. -- With American flags waving in the wind on the greens, the PGA Tour observed a moment of silence followed by the national anthem Wednesday morning at the Pennsylvania Classic.

Tour looking at reducing the size of fields

Daly withdraws from German Masters with shoulder injury

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.

Silver Bluff focuses on defense

Perry leads quietly

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.

Perry leads quietly
There was always the tap on his shoulder. Aquinas coach Marty Jackson would turn around, and he'd come face to face with Devon Perry.

Bands hit costly notes
It was something Laney coach Eric Parker hadn't expected Friday night.

Thrashers re-sign top goalie Hnilicka
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers re-signed goalie Milan Hnilicka to a two-year, $2.7 million contract Wednesday, a day before the team opens training camp.

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.

Firefighters continue to battle blaze
GRANITEVILLE - Firefighters continued to battle a fire this morning that began Wednesday afternoon and continued throughout the night, consuming hundreds of acres, police said today.

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.

Navy official says Burke County doesn't top list for fighter airfield
Fears that the Navy still could locate a fighter jet-landing field in Burke County are unfounded, according to the highest-ranking official in charge of establishing the $40 million facility

Chambliss is more like Coverdell

RCAC board member not for animals

Two letter writers off the mark

'Chronicle's' military news lacking

Put Augusta museum in the budget

Augustans should forgive McIntyre

Remove Saddam now

Argues that downtown musicians' club is not a bar

NCWO intolerant of other views

At least Bragdon is trying

Who elected the U.S. world police?

NCWO would reduce men to servants

Love bugs

Spicy etouffee is ship-shape

Real sea food

Submariners must cope in close quarters

Capsules

In the know

Right bottle at right time makes for perfection

Fox gets a rare ratings win with 'American Idol'

Health calendar

ECHL votes to absorb nine West Coast teams

ECHL votes to absorb nine West Coast teams
The East Coast Hockey League will go coast to coast next season.

Subscriber of the day

Corrections

Man sought in shooting at club

Aiken fire forces evacuations

Across South Carolina

Green Party activists say McKinney mulling party switch, presidential run

Across the area

Saluting their brethren
ROB CARR/STAFFSaluting their brethrenMartinez Fire Department Chief Doug Cooper salutes the flag with other members of his department during a ceremony honoring those who were killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Ideas for future of Augusta forming

Arson suspected in brush fire

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.

Blind woman recalls hearing towers fall
Even if the twin towers in New York City were still standing, Sandy Thomas would never have seen them. In 1972, the year that construction of One World Trade Center was completed, a degenerative eye disorder left her totally blind.

Defeated Allen will close office

Green Party activists say McKinney mulling party switch, presidential run
WASHINGTON -- Green Party activists who worked on Rep. Cynthia McKinney's unsuccessful re-election campaign say she is strongly considering bolting the Democratic Party before she leaves office to seek the Green Party's presidential nomination in 2004.

Navy official says Burke County doesn't top list for fighter airfield

Slaying suspect is denied bond
An Oct. 15 trial date has been set for the four men accused of murder in the August shooting death of Marcus D. Taylor.

Text of President Bush's address to the nation on Wednesday

Epithet leads to officer's timeout
A Richmond County deputy was suspended and placed on probation for threatening a suspect with a racial comment that was heard over the police radio.

Subscriber of the day

9/11 in Augusta
With a somber face, 17-year-old Cecil Simmons stood tall as he carried the American flag in Hephzibah Middle School's remembrance ceremony Wednesday.

Resident only heard towers fall
Even if the twin towers in New York City were still standing, Sandy Thomas would never have seen them. In 1972, the year that construction of One World Trade Center was completed, a degenerative eye disorder left her totally blind.

On duty at home
Amy Millett looked into the glare, desperately trying to find the familiar face she hadn't seen in six months.

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

Text of President Bush's address to the nation on Wednesday
Text of President Bush's address to the nation on Wednesday:

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.

Anthrax scare
Augusta firefighters clean off tarps outside of Castleberry/Snow's Brands Inc. on 15th Street where two employees were hosed down after an anthrax scare. Bonnie Brodie and Mary Crawford said Wednesday they handled an envelope from the mailroom containing white powder, and Ms. Brodie complained that her hands felt cold after washing them. Fire officials evacuated the office, and the two women were decontaminated before being evaluated at University Hospital. Police said the FBI will not test the substance because it doesn't meet the agency's criteria.

Epithet leads to officer's timeout

Across Georgia

Augustans show pride, tears

Doctor gets probation on misdemeanor charge

Across Georgia

Sept. 11 area events

9/11 in Augusta

Sitting room only

News you can use

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

Anthrax scare

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

Runoff reduces field to two

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

Devoti takes runoff victory

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.

Polls report meager turnout

Mayor creates service agency

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.

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.

Across the area
Access to the Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center will return to normal today. Sheriff Ronnie Strength had tightened security and halted jail visitation Wednesday.

News you can use

News you can use
Sept. 12, 1912 MILLEN, Ga. - For two solid hours yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Edna Perkins-Godbee bared her soul and told in minute detail her life story - the telling of which at times blanched her cheeks. A sordid story it was, beginning with the day she first met Walter S. Godbee; running through their years of married life, their marital disaffections and useless reconciliations; and ending with the firing of the fatal shots in the Millen post office.

Musician asks thief to return songbooks

Augustans show pride, tears
It wasn't exactly a holiday. It wasn't just another Wednesday, either.

Ex-firefighter files discrimination suit

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Charles Chason Sr. of Grovetown.

Walker revels in win

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -The Department of Transportation board has reversed a decision to lower one of the goals in awarding contracts to minorities and women - less than two weeks after a reprimand by Gov. Roy Barnes.

School board will vote on church program

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -The Greenville County Sheriff's Office has asked Gov. Jim Hodges to name Capt. Steve Loftis as the replacement for Sheriff Sam Simmons, who died earlier this month.

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

Stancil win sets November ballot
ATLANTA - After a long night of watching poll numbers roll in, state Rep. Steve Stancil became the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor early Wednesday morning.

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.

Aiken fire forces evacuations
GRANITEVILLE - A woods fire that burned hundreds of acres in Aiken County on Wednesday evening filled the sky with enormous clouds of smoke and rained down ash and embers, threatening to spread the blaze.

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.

Defeated Allen will close office
Augusta lawyer Ben Allen, who lost his bid to become the Democratic candidate for the 12th Congressional District to Charles Walker Jr. in Tuesday's runoff, is closing his law office and looking for a job.

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.

Firefighters continue to battle blaze

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.

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

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.

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.

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 the area

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.

Saluting their brethren

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

On duty at home

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.

Resident only heard towers fall

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.

It's a wonderful, though complex, world after all
The other day I dropped an ice cube into a glass of water, watched it float to the top and remembered how wonderful nature is.

NASCAR notebook

Spotlight on Kyle Petty
Here is a profile of NASCAR driver Kyle Petty.

Elliott, Sadler ride out stints

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.

NASCAR notebook
LOUDON, N.H. - Although he's in fifth place in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series point standings, Tony Stewart has to feel like he's the favorite to win the championship.

Elliott, Sadler ride out stints
LOUDON, N.H. - When Elliott Sadler crashed on the first lap of Saturday's race at Richmond, Va., Ricky Rudd winced.

Young driver on the right track in racing

Spotlight on Kyle Petty

Racing facts

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.

Sospenzo named crew chief at Hendrick

Racing facts
Here are facts about this weekend's New Hampshire 300 NASCAR race.

Augustans recall the lost

Related major developments in the year since the terrorist attacks

Task force mulls building code changes because of Sept. 11

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

Military's rise in applicants fades quickly

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

Some television networks to provide retrospectives

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

Artists find outlet in work

Center trains first responders to combat multitude of threats

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

Many arrested but few are charged in government's roundup

Christmas Day romance at ground zero blossoms into marriage

Will this sense of loss fade?

Officials struggle with decisions on remains of hijackers

Airport security measures keep improving

9-11 birthdays are bittersweet

Blood donations drop off after record surge

Islam draws interest

Foreigners singled out

Local volunteers witnessed chaos

Britain plans garden and remembrance service

Economic impact of attacks less than expected

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

Tragedy fine-tunes focus of firefighters

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

Attacks victims who became well-known after their deaths

Chinese driver picks 'USA 911' for license plate

Arab-looking fliers expect scrutiny now

New York Stock Exchange to delay opening on Sept. 11

Readers express their feelings about terrorist attacks

Webber says he didn't lie to grand jury

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.

Falcons cornerback suspended four games for steroids

Fair wants to prove Lions wrong

Fantasy Football: Season kicks off with a bang

First three home games sold out

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Mrs. Laura Koch (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. David Kuhlke (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie Richard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Randolph Stills (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Louise Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willard Johnson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Vocational education needs our attention
PUBLIC SCHOOLS across America have opened their doors for another school year, and once again will spend their energies and resources teaching our children how to gain admission to a four-year college or university.

Clarification
In Tuesday's letter by Woody Merry, "Join the Continental Challenge II," information on where readers may send their pledges was omitted. To make a pledge, include the amount, your name, address and telephone number to one of the following:

How to 'Vote Smart'
Debates are one way to inform and interest voters on this election season's great issues (see above editorial). Yet another service candidates can, and should, provide to help their constituents cast informed ballots in November is to cooperate with groups like Project Vote Smart.

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.

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.

At least Bragdon is trying
Regarding Richmond County Animal Control Director Bonnie Bragdon, you can fuss, whine, holler and put her down until you are blue in the face. Georgia Jenkins, Hephzibah, Ga.

Chambliss is more like Coverdell
With all the hoopla surrounding the grand jury report and the attention given to the mayor's race in Augusta and on other local races in the Central Savannah River Area, not enough is being said about the bid by U.S. Rep. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., to unseat U.S. Sen. Max Cleland, D-Ga. Alex Cawthon, Thomson, Ga.

NCWO would reduce men to servants
It appears the chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club, Hootie Johnson, has an army large enough to defeat his foe, who has the gall to attack a private club. All present membership, golf fans and citizens of the area should back him 100 percent. To allow even one of the National Council of Women's Organizations' staff officers membership is to remove the flood gates and the rushing tide to destroy the Augusta National, as we have known it for many years. Douglas Neal Sr., Augusta

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.

Argues that downtown musicians' club is not a bar
This letter is a wake up call to the people of Augusta. It concerns the "bar" that is trying to open up on Broad Street next to a synagogue. Barbara Brenner Hoar, Bath, S.C.

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.

Augustans should forgive McIntyre
Twenty years ago, former Mayor Ed McIntyre made a mistake in judgment. Since that time, he has paid his debt to society. Mr. McIntyre has publicly expressed his remorse and his sorrow on numerous occasions. Yet even after 20 years, there are some who have imposed a life sentence on him and his family. Therefore, I make this special appeal to the true believers in Augusta. The Rev. R.C. Herrington, Augusta

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.

Clarification
In Tuesday's letter by Woody Merry, "Join the Continental Challenge II," information on where readers may send their pledges was omitted. To make a pledge, include the amount, your name, address and telephone number to one of the following:

Two letter writers off the mark
In his Aug. 29 letter, "The death penalty is no deterrent," Joel White implies the death penalty should be abolished, as it is not an effective deterrent. Based on this logic, should not all punishment for crime be abolished? Bud Holton, Augusta

Vocational education needs our attention
PUBLIC SCHOOLS across America have opened their doors for another school year, and once again will spend their energies and resources teaching our children how to gain admission to a four-year college or university.

Let debates begin
It wasn't Charles Walker Jr.'s roots in Richmond County that won him the Democratic Party primary runoff Tuesday for Georgia's new 12th congressional House District. The Augusta area was carried by Walker's opponent, state Rep. Ben Allen.

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.

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

'Chronicle's' military news lacking
In addition to protecting our entire country in these perilous times, the armed forces of the United States are a mainstay of our local economy. The Central Savannah River Area benefits greatly from the presence of so many active duty soldiers and their families at Fort Gordon and our military retirees and their dependents. David Clayton Carrad, Martinez, Ga.

Sports pauses to remember the day of terror

Sports digest

Tyson may fight Dec. 7

Overtime

Overtime

Sampras and Agassi pass on Davis Cup

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.

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

Tyson may fight Dec. 7
LAS VEGAS -- Mike Tyson will likely make his return to the ring in December, with a fight against Clifford Etienne.

Sports pauses to remember the day of terror
The Atlanta Falcons were about to begin practice Wednesday when coach Dan Reeves called his team together.

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.

Embattled Olympic bid leaders cut severance deal
SALT LAKE CITY -- The two bid leaders at the center of the Olympics bribery scandal got financial settlements more than three years after being forced off the Salt Lake Organizing Committee.

Overtime
Three players have pulled away from the field entering today's final round of the South Carolina Women's Amateur Championship at Midland Valley Country Club in Graniteville.

Fantasy Football: Season kicks off with a bang
What a weekend! Not even in a football fan's wildest dreams could he or she have expected the kind of week the NFL just had.

Fair wants to prove Lions wrong
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Terry Fair doesn't know why Detroit released him, and the Lions aren't saying. Either way, the cornerback will be out to prove they made a mistake when he faces them Sunday as a Carolina Panther.

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.

Falcons cornerback suspended four games for steroids
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Looking forward to a sold-out home opener, the Atlanta Falcons were dealt a stunning blow Wednesday when cornerback Ray Buchanan was suspended four games for using anabolic steroids.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

San Francisco Chronicle to offer customized audio news
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Chronicle subscribers soon will be able to listen to the news on custom-burned CDs as they drive to the office, work out or use their home computer.

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.

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.

Making duplicate CD is a cakewalk
The computer software industry is firmly against violation of copyright - but it sells software that makes the practice rather easy. The latest demonstration of that irony comes from Cakewalk, the Boston-based music software giant, in Cakewalk Pyro 2003.

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.

Georgia receiver hopes to redeem worst game
ATHENS, Ga. -- Terrence Edwards didn't want to forget that feeling. He cut out every newspaper article he could find, positioning the strips of paper where they wouldn't be overlooked.

Offense is sputtering
ATHENS, Ga. - Before the season, Georgia's offense was deemed capable of becoming a point-a-minute machine.

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.

Georgia receiver hopes to redeem worst game

Offense is sputtering

Bulldogs aim to alter a trend

SRS, Fort Gordon spent millions to tighten security after attacks

Gamecocks say no inquiry is ongoing
University of South Carolina athletic director Mike McGee said an NCAA official has told him the organization has no plans to send more investigators to the Palmetto State.

Gamecocks say no inquiry is ongoing

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.

Oil tanker crew has bright idea

Odds and ends

Nintendo's beloved plumber back in 'new' adventure

Energy department official recommends burying waste at SRS

Making duplicate CD is a cakewalk

Eastman Kodak recalls 75,000 digital cameras

San Francisco Chronicle to offer customized audio news