Another summer of postcards shows us the world

Braves notebook
MIAMI - Atlanta pitcher Greg Maddux doesn't have a short memory. If he did, he wouldn't remember that he gave up five runs in the first inning to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1990.

Hammond draws fine, suspension
MIAMI - Atlanta reliever Chris Hammond cut his left index finger on his razor Friday at about the same time he learned he'd been suspended by Major League Baseball for three games and fined $1,000 for intentionally hitting the Montreal Expos' Brad Wilkerson with a pitch last Saturday.

Glavine, Braves drop Marlins
MIAMI - Atlanta's Tom Glavine had to make six starts and pitch 38 innings between wins, but he finally will be able to look at a box score this morning without grimacing.

Glavine, Braves drop Marlins

Hammond draws fine, suspension

Braves notebook

Marlins maul Maddux
MIAMI - Chances are better than even the 10,436 fans at Pro Player Stadium Friday night, many of whom came to root for the Atlanta Braves, witnessed one of Greg Maddux's last starts in an Atlanta uniform, even if Maddux has not declared his intentions.

Ceremony draws businesses
Ribbon-cuttings and elbow rubbing make up a large part of the event schedules of the Augusta Metro and Columbia County chambers of commerce.

Bank celebrates growth

Business briefs

Business briefs
NEW YORK - The price of crude oil is high and could climb higher, but energy experts do not expect consumers to get pinched too badly in the months ahead.

Higher home-heating costs possible this winter

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Samsons Manifacturing Co.

Business calendar
Tuesday: Small-Business Person of the Year Luncheon; North Augusta Chamber of Commerce; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Augusta Country Club; 279-2323.

Stocks end mixed on earnings warnings, positive retail report
NEW YORK -- A spate of mostly bad news - ranging from an earnings warning from Honeywell to falling consumer confidence - sent blue chips lower for a third day Friday. Tech stocks advanced, but the market's three major indexes still posted a third straight weekly loss.

Stocks mixed on terrorism concerns, positive retail report
NEW YORK -- A spate of mostly bad news - ranging from terrorism concerns in Florida to low consumer confidence - pressured Wall Street on Friday, sending blue chips lower. Tech stocks managed an advance, but the three main indexes still headed toward a third straight weekly loss.

On the go
Orthodontist David Carter learned long ago that parents almost invariably want to bring their children in after school.

Brand equity needed for business success
What does the term "brand" actually mean?

Business calendar

On the move
Al Ramsey, founder of Heritage Investment Services, has been named director of securities for the investment and securities division of Rhodes Financial Services Inc. in Evans. He will also serve as a licensed, working investment counselor.

Ceremony draws businesses

Wholesale inflation unchanged in August

On the move

Stocks end mixed on earnings warnings, positive retail report

On the go

Chamber to form separate company

Pocket change

Stocks mixed on terrorism concerns, positive retail report

No pain, know gain

Higher home-heating costs possible this winter
NEW YORK -- Though the price of crude oil is high and could climb higher, energy experts do not expect consumers to get pinched too badly when fueling up their cars and heating their homes in the months ahead.

Unity needed to promote regional assets

Chamber to form separate company
Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce officials said Friday that it was too early to speculate what will happen to the Columbia County chamber once it incorporates.

Brand equity needed for business success

Wholesale inflation unchanged in August
WASHINGTON -- Inflation at the wholesale level was a no-show again last month despite a big jump in energy prices, while retail sales rose a surprisingly strong 0.8 percent, powered by a big gain in auto sales, the government reported Friday.

Unity needed to promote regional assets
Economic development in our city is at the crossroads.

No pain, know gain
As a massage therapist, Chuck Lubeck's clients range from mechanics to nurses and other massage therapists.

Bank celebrates growth
The bank that consultants said wouldn't break $100 million in assets before 2000 celebrated passing the $500 million mark Thursday.

Clemson overcomes mistakes, tops Georgia Tech
CLEMSON, S.C. - First came the tears, rolling down the cheeks of Clemson center Jermyn Chester, telling the tale of a team about to let a victory slip away.

Clemson's defense on the rise
CLEMSON, S.C. -- They talked like a winning defense all offseason. Now, the Clemson Tigers have some evidence to back that up.

Clemson's defense on the rise

Clemson overcomes mistakes, tops Georgia Tech

Kolb's quandary

Board's last chance?

Government fraud

Long, short of love

Something fishy is going on
KURE BEACH, N.C. - There's little relief for beachgoers who hope to escape the scorching sun and sand for a few hours by going inside the conservatory at the North Carolina Aquarium.

Arts calendar
ARTS IN THE HEART: Opening ceremonies 6:30-10 p.m. Friday at Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Ninth Street at Riverwalk Augusta; festival 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, Riverwalk Augusta at Reynolds Street between Eighth and Ninth streets; Greater Augusta Arts Council; festival badge $2 in advance from Greater Augusta Arts Council and SRP Federal Credit Union or $3 at the gate, children younger than 10 admitted free; 826-4702.

Courting Oscar
Hollywood, start your engines.

Home front
Little ones can make some big messes. Here are a few kid-specific cleaning tips from The Maids Home Services:

Extended stay
When John and Kay Owens purchased their home on a quiet cul-de-sac off Walton Way, Mrs. Owens only planned to live there a couple of months.

Make yourself heard if you are concerned by germs near candy
Dear Carson: After a meal at a restaurant I stoppedto buy candy. The candy is individually wrapped and my children and coworkers love it. I asked for 20 pieces of candy, but the woman who took my order went on a coughing jag and covered her mouth with her hand, excusing herself. She then continued to use her germ-infested hand to put candy into a bag. I was grossed out, but completed the purchase and disposed of the candy in a curbside trash container. What should I have done? - Grossed Out in Augusta

Jackets' Hollings asks, receives
ATLANTA - It never hurts to ask. Tony Hollings is living proof.

Jackets' struggles magnified
CLEMSON, S.C. - These are the moments when a coach's intestines tighten up and he feel nauseous.

Jackets' Hollings asks, receives

Jackets' struggles magnified

Augusta State narrows field

Andrade maintains lead in Pennsylvania Classic
PAOLI, Pa. -- Billy Andrade shot a 3-under-par 68 on Friday to maintain a one-stroke lead after two rounds in the Pennsylvania Classic.

Golf roundup

Fortune finally smiles on Ricks

Four tied for lead at Safeway Classic
PORTLAND, Ore. -- It wasn't the way Juli Inkster wanted to finish her round.

Postseason is possible for Lady Jaguars

Postseason is possible for Lady Jaguars
When Augusta State began its women's golf program, coach Shannon Hanson was handcuffed with a two-year postseason probation by the NCAA.

Andrade maintains lead in Pennsylvania Classic

Fortune finally smiles on Ricks
Matthew Ricks had just about given up on his dream of finally playing in the Regions Cup Matches. Then he received a call from Steve Foss last week.

Woosnam leads German Masters; Beem misses cut

Woosnam leads German Masters; Beem misses cut
PULHEIM, Germany -- Welshman Ian Woosnam took a one-stroke lead Friday at the Linde German Masters as several European Ryder Cup players put together sizzling rounds to move into contention.

Fleisher equals record

Hootie Johnson has successful surgery
Hootie Johnson, chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, underwent successful planned heart surgery Friday.

Augusta State narrows field
Augusta State's search for a golf coach is down to three finalists.

Hootie Johnson has successful surgery

Golf roundup
CLEMMONS, N.C. - Bruce Fleisher shot 6-under-par 64 a day after matching the Senior PGA Tour record with 60 to take a five-stroke lead Saturday in the RJR Championship.

Fleisher equals record
CLEMMONS, N.C. - Bruce Fleisher's day got off to a bad start when his caddie overslept and he was rushed to hit practice balls.

Four tied for lead at Safeway Classic

Knights get past Panthers

Abbeville tops Silver Bluff

Josey sheds tears, monkey with win

Augusta Christian dominates John Milledge

Hornets get ugly shutout

Red Devils post shutout

Irish fight back for victory

Gaffney prevails over North Augusta

Westside runs over Burke County

Defensive duel ends in narrow Aiken win

Lincoln County crushes Athens Christian

Statesboro blanks Swainsboro

Curtis Baptist beats John Hancock

Screven County gets easy victory

Irish fight back for victory

Strom Thurmond earns first victory of season

Win moves Laney to 3-0

First win continues to elude Hephzibah

Wardlaw blanks Patrick Henry

Red Devils post shutout
ATHENS, Ga. - Athens Christian's defense made three first-half defensive stands, but Lincoln County wore the Eagles down in the second half on the way to a 34-0 win Friday at Eagle Stadium.

Augusta Christian dominates John Milledge
Cole Rabun rushed for 213 yards and had two long touchdown runs as Augusta Christian blanked John Milledge.

Hornets get ugly shutout
An old fashioned defensive battle was not what Aiken coach Carey Johnson was looking for Friday night at Midland Valley.

Defensive duel ends in narrow Aiken win
An old-fashioned defensive battle was not what Aiken coach Carey Johnson was looking for Friday night at Midland Valley.

First win continues to elude Hephzibah
All week long, Josey coach Barney Chavous preached the importance of special teams. He said it cost him a win in his coaching debut last week, and he was determined not to let it happen again.

Abbeville tops Silver Bluff
ABBEVILLE, S.C. - Abbeville evened a two-year-old score with Silver Bluff, turning back the Class AA defending state champions.

Razorbacks take steps, ARC takes win
Judging from the post-game speeches from Jaime Echols and Kevin Hunt on Friday, it was hard to believe Richmond Academy won and Cross Creek lost.

Screven County gets easy victory
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Willis McCorvey passed for 143 yards and a touchdown as Screven County turned back Effingham County.

Irish fight back for victory
The scoreboard only showed a one-point victory, but to the Fighting Irish of Aquinas, it was a big win.

Lincoln County crushes Athens Christian
ATHENS - Gavin Williams rushed for 137 yards and Mel Partridge passed for 123 as Lincoln County rolled past Athens Christian.

Gaffney prevails over North Augusta
NORTH AUGUSTA - Apparently, the secret to stopping the school named Gaffney is stopping the quarterback named Gaffney.

Win moves Laney to 3-0
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Two ranked teams from different classifications came into Friday night searching for some offense, but only one team found what it needed on the soggy turf at Washington-Wilkes High School.

Josey sheds tears, monkey with win
If anybody knows about Josey's struggles over the past three years, it's Eagles senior linebacker Calvin Pryor.

Curtis Baptist beats John Hancock
Patrick Patterson scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter to lift Curtis Baptist past John Hancock Academy.

Blackville tops Allendale
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Luca Cooper's 31-yard field goal gave Blackville-Hilda a comeback victory over Allendale-Fairfax.

Irish fight back for victory
The scoreboard only showed a one-point victory, but to the Fighting Irish of Aquinas, it was a big win.

Strom Thurmond earns first victory of season
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Kevin Weaver led Strom Thurmond past Saluda as the Rebels earned their first victory of the season.

Wardlaw blanks Patrick Henry
Patrick Maloney scored three touchdowns and passed for another as Wardlaw Academy shut out Patrick Henry Academy in an 8-man football game.

Knights get past Panthers
In the first meeting between Columbia County rivals Evans and Lakeside since 1999, much of the focus was on Kai-Cheng Ho and Steven Rogers, former Lakeside players now suiting up for Evans.

Williston Elko falls to Pelion
WILLISTON, S.C. - Pelion scored 28 unanswered points to keep Williston-Elko winless.

Westside runs over Burke County
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Aundra Ellison made no big deal of his third straight 100-yard rushing game Friday night.

Statesboro blanks Swainsboro
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Nick Wedlow accounted for all three touchdowns as Statesboro blanked Swainsboro.

Thrashers looking to name captain - again

Thrashers looking to name captain - again
DULUTH, Ga. -- Don't look for 21-year-old Dany Heatley to become captain of the Atlanta Thrashers - not this season anyway.

Another summer of postcards shows us the world
We had another great summer with our vacation postcard contest. Not only did you send cards from all 50 states, you did it before Aug. 1.

Tax cuts are bad for the economy

Don't perpetuate education failure

Norwood labor stance full of hooey

A plea to the mayor to lure business

Ballplayers are no heroes

Oust all Augusta incumbent leaders

Boy Scout-United Way partnership

War with Iraq would be a mistake

Arts calendar

Something fishy is going on

Make yourself heard if you are concerned by germs near candy

Courting Oscar

Home front

Extended stay

Volunteers put man in new home
AIKEN - The floor creaks, but at least it isn't caving in anymore.

Five men charged in burglaries
Richmond County investigators arrested two men sought by police for their role in a string of downtown break-ins Saturday, and have charged three others detained during the investigation.

Disaster training comes to Augusta
It was not something Phillip Coule and his colleagues wanted to prove prophetic about.

Across the Southeast
RICHMOND, Va. -The day after the Sept. 11 attacks, street musician LeRoy Cousins Jr. played Yesterday on his alto saxophone as he stood on a downtown sidewalk.

Mystery sickness creates new battles
On May 3, 1991, Carolyn Dixon hung a red, white and blue wreath on her front door and decorated her front lawn with yellow ribbons and a wel-come-home banner.

Belvedere woman wins senior crown

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -State safety officials have found that General Engineering Laboratories did not provide proper hazard training or equipment to two employees found dead in July.

Mystery sickness creates new battles

News you can use

Subscriber of the day

Subscriber of the day
Joyce Pompey is today's subscriber of the day.

State GOP hears North

Pin with Pride

Details differ in Augustan's bond hearing
A $45,000 bond was set Friday for an Augusta man accused of murder in the city's latest homicide.

Dad dies for daughter's death
COLUMBIA - This time Michael Passaro was ready to die. The 40-year-old inmate could have stopped his execution at any time because he has never appealed his sentence, but with his mom, sister and 11 other witnesses watching, he died by lethal injection at 6:15 p.m. Friday.

Across the area
Monday marks the 45th and final day that residents can appeal the worth of their homes and properties after the Richmond County Board of Assessors mailed out revaluation notices early last month.

Augusta State oak's infection reappears
Until recently, hope had been high for Augusta State University's 400-year-old Arsenal Oak.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -Pupils at a Charleston school are being asked to bring insect repellent to class along with their pencils, paper and homework.

Five men charged in burglaries

Across Georgia
UNION CITY -Two teenagers accused of killing three people were indicted Friday.

State could cut finances

Off to the races
Runners take off from the starting line in the 26th annual SRP Federal Credit Union Broad Street Ramble 10k race Saturday.

Dig volunteers search for artifacts
JACKSON - Archaeology requires a lot of imagination, but it sparks a good bit as well.

Local rapper is shot
Funeral services for a North Augusta man fatally shot in Atlanta last week will be held today at 3 p.m. at the Gibson Chapel of C.A. Reid Sr. Memorial Funeral Home.

State could cut finances
The state Budget and Control Board, which ultimately decides whether to make cuts to South Carolina's budget, meets Tuesday, and some economists are calling for reductions now rather than later.

Storm brings strong winds, rain
Tropical Storm Hanna had been downgraded to a depression Saturday afternoon, but that didn't stop it from pummeling the Augusta area with heavy rains and winds of more than 30 mph.

House panel approves dam funding
An additional $276,000 in funds to design renovations to New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam were approved by the House Appropriations Committee's Energy and Water Development Subcommittee last week.

Officers detain 3, seek 2 in burglaries

Fire damages carpet store

Insurance crisis leads doctors to change jobs

Border Bash 2002 attracts large crowd
Henry Livingston may have been outnumbered at Augusta's annual Border Bash, but he couldn't be outcrowed.

Region expects rain from tropical storm

Across the area
Items from a supermarket were withheld from sales Thursday after the Georgia Department of Agriculture announced the store violated food regulations by selling out-of-date products.

Across South Carolina

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -State officials have recommended that a Warner Robins nursing home be fined and have threatened to revoke its license after a patient with Alzheimer's wandered away and was struck by a vehicle and killed.

Disaster training comes to Augusta

Subscriber of the day
Todd Brown is today's subscriber of the day.

Across the Southeast

Fire damages carpet store
Friday the 13th was not a good day for Richard Brady and Stanley Cunningham.

State GOP hears North
Elsie Simpson waited patiently in line with about 200 people for retired Lt. Col. Oliver North to sign her copy of his book, Mission Compromised.

Across the area

Details differ in Augustan's bond hearing

Off to the races

Augusta State oak's infection reappears

House panel approves dam funding

Artisans sell their specialties at festival

Belvedere woman wins senior crown
Gloria Bumpus of Belvedere was crowned Ms. Senior Georgia-Carolina on Saturday evening at the sixth annual pageant at Augusta State University's Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre.

Pin with Pride
Ezra T. Hampton gets a badge from his wife, Hermena, at his graduation from East Georgia Regional Police Academy.

Costumes, donations make carnival patriotic
On Friday night, the Statue of Liberty had red hair and glasses.

Local rapper is shot

News you can use
Augusta City Council today will consider a proposed contract between the city and Richmond County for joint construction of a crime laboratory.

Region expects rain from tropical storm
Parts of the Augusta area could be in line for more than 2 inches of rain today as Tropical Storm Hanna rumbles across the Southeast.

Trustees vote for bible study
Beginning in January, some Barton Chapel Elementary School pupils will have the option of studying the Bible for one hour a week.

Storm brings strong winds, rain

Insurance crisis leads doctors to change jobs
ATLANTA - Thousands of tourists from across America who spent part of July in Las Vegas were gambling on more than slots, blackjack and roulette.

Actor encourages local middle schoolers

Magazine keeps UGA on list of top schools

Magazine keeps UGA on list of top schools
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia sustained its top-20 standing among the nation's public universities, according to U.S. News and World Report rankings released Friday.

Subscriber of the day

Walker fights losses in base
Pundits say it would take a revolution of sorts to unseat one of Augusta's most powerful political figures, state Sen. Charles Walker, in November's general election.

Doctor changes answer on drugs
A Thomson doctor learned Friday that lying to a federal judge can be hazardous to one's freedom.

Artisans sell their specialties at festival
AIKEN - Park Avenue, with a tree-lined park dividing its entire length, was a seemingly endless strip of arts and crafts Friday.

Doctor changes answer on drugs

Actor encourages local middle schoolers
Sherman Hemsley was a long way from New York City's upper east side Friday.

Ornament of Hope

Ornament of Hope
Mayor Bob Young, shows off the new Easter Seals 2002 Ornament of Hope. which is fashioned after the Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home. Museum Director Heather Gordon was also on hand Friday afternoon for the unveiling.

Costumes, donations make carnival patriotic

Walker fights losses in base

Across the area

Officers detain 3, seek 2 in burglaries
Investigators have detained three men and were seeking others Friday as part of an investigation into a string of downtown burglaries.

'God was shining' on Pollack
COLUMBIA - South Carolina's quarterback is still shaking his head. He will have to see the replay to believe it - and believe me he will see the replay over and over and over.

Bodine looks for victory in modified race

Skinner intends to drive

Bodine looks for victory in modified race
LOUDON, N.H. -- If Geoffrey Bodine wins this weekend at New Hampshire International Speedway, no one should look at the race results with a quizzical eye.

Newman sets record, wins pole
LOUDON, N.H. - Ryan Newman and Johnny Benson are drivers who know what it's like to teeter on the brink of winning on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.

Newman sets record, wins pole

Skinner intends to drive
LOUDON, N.H. - As Mike Skinner talked with teammates Saturday afternoon about the work needed on his car before today's New Hampshire 300, his wife did some work of her own.

Johnson might not need surgery for broken neck
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Hawks forward DerMarr Johnson might not need surgery on his broken neck, doctors said Saturday.

Hawks' Johnson breaks neck
ATLANTA - Atlanta Hawks forward DerMarr Johnson broke his neck in a car crash early Friday, an injury that is not life-threatening but could cause him to miss the season.

Falcons have Dunn very well

Rossum injures hamstring

Mrs. Inez Gunnells    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mrs. Patricia Crookshank    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Herbert Watts    (AUGUSTA, GA.)
Mrs. Sadie Richard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Screws    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Nancy Pugh    (AUGUSTA, GA)
Mr. Nile Johnson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Beatrice Pittman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Luther Derrick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Betty Phillips    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Featured obituary: Michel de Pujo
Aiken might not have been home to Michel de Pujo, but it was the next best thing.

Mrs. Ola Osgood    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. John Foust Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Gussie Oliver    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Hortense Hollins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mattie Norman    (AUGUSTA, Ga)
Mr. Archie Cleveland    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mr. Herbert Morgan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Randolph Stills    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Kelby McFerrin    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Mr. Troy Davis    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Virginia Lyle    (MEMPHIS, TENN.)
Mrs. Hazel Copeland    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Nellie Lowe    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Benjiman Carter    (JERSERY CITY, N.J.)
Ms. Betty Bolen    (LONG BRANCH, S.C.)
Mrs. Stella Chavous    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Opal King    (AUGUSTA, GA.)
Mr. Luther Derrick Jr.    (BLYTHE, Ga.)
Ms. Mary Justice    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Jessie Fulcher    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Jeanette Isbell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Andrew Hawkinberry    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mrs. Hortense Hollins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Archie Cleveland
Archie Cleveland was a great American.

Mr. Gene Welch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Nellie Lowe    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Rodney Satterfield    (EVANS, Ga.)
Ms. Elizabeth Phillips    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Donald Taylor    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Lela Turner    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Richard Armenta    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Lela Turner    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Gladys Graybill    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Ramona Sullivent    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Donald Taylor    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Robin Thigpen    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Albert Travis    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Bennie Gray    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mr. Robert Arnold    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Homer Dodson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Herbert Morgan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Arnold (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Nellie Lowe (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Stella Chavous (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Pittman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nile Johnson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Patricia Crookshank (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Robin Thigpen (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanette Isbell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Elizabeth Phillips (AIKEN, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Michel de Pujo

Mr. John Foust Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nellie Lowe (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Luther Derrick Jr. (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mr. Herbert Morgan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Benjiman Carter (JERSERY CITY, N.J.)

Mrs. Nancy Pugh (AUGUSTA, GA)

Mr. James Screws (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie Richard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Andrew Hawkinberry (HARLEM, Ga.)

Kelby McFerrin (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Rodney Satterfield (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Welch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Travis (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Gussie Oliver (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Gunnells (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Opal King (AUGUSTA, GA.)

Mr. Herbert Morgan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Homer Dodson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Jessie Fulcher (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Norman (AUGUSTA, Ga)

Mrs. Lela Turner (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Justice (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ramona Sullivent (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Derrick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel Copeland (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Randolph Stills (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Herbert Watts (AUGUSTA, GA.)

Mrs. Ola Osgood (MILLEN, Ga.)

Ms. Betty Phillips (AIKEN, S.C.)

Don't perpetuate education failure
I realize, although I don't understand, that there may be those who are not convinced they should vote against Gov. Roy Barnes and Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor in November. However, The Chronicle's headlines of Aug. 28, "Georgia SAT scores drop to 50th place," should convince everyone that these two men have to go. David Moncus, Waynesboro, Ga.

Tax cuts are bad for the economy
Those people who are ignorant of the past are doomed to repeat it. This famous axiom applies to our current leaders, the intellectual lightweights who passed the recent irresponsible tax reduction. Mark Gelbart, Augusta

War with Iraq would be a mistake
A preemptive strike against Iraq would be a colossal diplomatic and military blunder. None of our former Gulf War coalition partners are in agreement and do not support any overt action as of now. Al Kotras, Augusta

Long, short of love
On the surface, it seems awfully contrived, this "speed dating" phenomenon, where singles pay a fee to audition each other in truncated, one-on-one interviews for possible dates.

Government fraud
The three Tyco honchos charged with turning their firm into a personal piggy bank - borrowing hundreds of millions and then "forgiving" themselves the debt - recalls U.S. Department of Education officials who used government credit cards a few years back to buy themselves multimillion dollars worth of personal goodies including homes, cars and expensive jewelry.

Kolb's quandary
Is Augusta Administrator George Kolb telling the truth - or being diplomatic - in his defense of the city's purchasing

Norwood labor stance full of hooey
Robert Novak's column of Sept. 4, "Norwood pushes for tougher accounting procedures for leadership of organized labor," was a joke. R.E. Sanders, Graniteville, S.C.

Boy Scout-United Way partnership
Your editorial on Sept. 1, "Give to United Way," was right on the money about the importance of supporting the United Way. Bill Lesshafft, Augusta

Ballplayers are no heroes
How dare Andy Walters (Aug. 23 letter, "Baseball players are heroes") even think that baseball players rank up there with the courageous New York City firefighters? They in no way compare. Jessica Flynn, Augusta

A plea to the mayor to lure business
Has it taken Mayor Bob Young all this time in office to finally find out that some Augusta commissioners have been voting to impede progress? We, the voters, knew that all along. Jim Stringer, Augusta

Board's last chance?
Augusta's elected officials - the city commission and legislative delegation - who appoint Coliseum Authority members to oversee the Civic Center/Bell Auditorium complex, displayed little sense of urgency when they met Thursday. Why not?

Oust all Augusta incumbent leaders
All right, Augusta. Enough is enough. It is time we residents got off our hands and sent a loud message to the leaders we put in office. They are crippling this city by serving their own self-interests and not the people's. George L. Greeley, Augusta

Sports digest

Overtime

Vargas 'would rather die' than lose to De La Hoya

Area sports announcements

Off to the races

Overtime

Kournikova reaches finals of Shanghai Open

Area sports announcements
Sept. 20-22: Fall Baseball Tournament at Riverside Park for age groups 10-under, 12-under, 14-under with an age control date of August 1, 2002. Cost is $225 and guaranteed three games. For more information, call Kelvin Lampkin at (706) 863-7523 or (706) 312-7410.

Overtime
A fight after Northwestern's win over Marlboro County left a Trojans assistant coach seeing stars, the Bulldogs quarterback knocked out and at least four Marlboro County players being hit by pepper spray.

Vargas 'would rather die' than lose to De La Hoya
LAS VEGAS - For years, Oscar De La Hoya said the one boxer he would never fight was Fernando Vargas.

Kournikova reaches finals of Shanghai Open
SHANGHAI, China -- Anna Kournikova rallied from a big second-set deficit to defeat Ai Sugiyama 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday and reach the finals of the Shanghai Open.

Overtime
Blackbelt USA will hold a promotion testing, Olympic Tae kwon do Demonstration, with proceeds benefiting the Olympic Teen Club today.

Sports digest
''So much trash is spewed from his lips that Owens should be declared toxic dump No. 81. Three days and 1,000 miles away from the Denver Broncos' game in San Francisco, you can smell him from here.'' -Mark Kiszla in the Denver Post on 49ers receiver Terrell Owens

Off to the races
Runners take off from the starting line in the 26th annual SRP Federal Credit Union Broad Street Ramble 10k race Saturday.

Cooking wild
I was hunting a while back with some fellows from Dixie Gun Works in Union City, Tenn. One of them asked for my recipe for venison chili - and thanked me with a copy of his company's Southern Recipes, which includes, among other things, this wonderful dove dish.

Payday
Kristen Campbell learned what it's like to catch the biggest fish of her lifetime - and get paid $50 at the same time.

Cooking wild

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

Crackerneck provides outdoor opportunities
JACKSON, S.C. - Mike Caudell has spent 24 years learning every remote corner of the sprawling Crackerneck Wildlife Management Area.

Rain and bows

Crackerneck provides outdoor opportunities

Payday

Rain and bows
Saturday morning's opener of Georgia's archery season was a great time to be outdoors - if you were a duck.

Rossum injures hamstring
FLOWERY BRANCH - Dan Reeves was optimistic heading into practice Friday morning.

Falcons have Dunn very well
ATLANTA - For all the dynamics that make Warrick Dunn the man he is today, one stands alone.

Fighting hunger
To understand how Golden Harvest Food Bank works, start with the food, Mike Firmin tells visitors at the nonprofit agency's Commerce Drive warehouse.

Faith and fellowship calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar is a roundup of church and temple-based activities in the Augusta and Aiken area. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. E-mail items to vanorton@augustachronicle.com; send a fax to 722-7403; or mail to Faith and Fellowship, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

God is trying to tell us something
In September 1989, Hurricane Hugo ravaged the Lowcountry of South Carolina. About a week after the storm, I was standing behind a truck where volunteers were pass

Lecturer discusses weighty topics
Tamara Hill says obesity does more than wreck a person's health - it weighs down the spirit.

Faith digest
Rallies to warm up believers for Wednesday's See You at the Pole events at Augusta-area schools will start at 7 tonight at Abilene Baptist Church, 3917 Washington Road in Martinez. Steve White will be the featured speaker.

Woman brings healing message
Yvonne Howard Chapman knows the value of a memory.

'God was shining' on Pollack

ASU gets state-of-the-art equipment
Kiss the chalkboard-and-overhead-projector days goodbye.

Robot to explore pyramid mystery
CAIRO, Egypt -- A robot the size and shape of a child's toy train is exploring one of the enduring questions of Egypt's Great Pyramid: What lies at the end of a shaft first discovered by explorers in the 19th century?

Options in broadband getting broader
The choice used to be DSL or cable modem.

Chip makers pinched as buyers move toward cheaper CPUs
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- When Jeanette Bosio was shopping for a computer, she wasn't looking for the fastest processor, richest sound or fanciest graphics. She wanted the best price.

Schools install Internet filters to receive federal money
Dale Alexander, the information technology director for Albuquerque, N.M., public schools, was not exactly a fan of filtering software for blocking pornography and other Web sites deemed inappropriate for children.

Dogs weather storm

Dogs weather storm
COLUMBIA - Jon Stinchcomb stood next to Dave Van Halanger on the sidelines Saturday, both powerless to do anything to stop a last-minute drive by South Carolina.

Georgia notebook
COLUMBIA - If there is a quarterback controversy at Georgia, it will have to be put on hold for a few weeks.

Georgia notebook

Are days of Dawgs' dominance done?
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Two weeks ago, D.J. Shockley got his first touchdown. Now, he's sidestepping his first quarterback controversy.

Are days of Dawgs' dominance done?

Pair of showdowns on schedule

Pair of showdowns on schedule
If Georgia beats South Carolina today, Arnold Harrison might be giving the sermon in church Sunday.

Schools install Internet filters to receive federal money

Chip makers pinched as buyers move toward cheaper CPUs

ASU gets state-of-the-art equipment

Robot to explore pyramid mystery

Options in broadband getting broader

Faith digest

Woman brings healing message

Faith and fellowship calendar

Fighting hunger

Lecturer discusses weighty topics

God is trying to tell us something