Fredrick Leimond Henderson Jr.
Fredrick and Vernesa Henderson of

Chloe Marie Duncan, Carley Michelle Duncan and Carson Daniel Duncan
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Duncan Jr. of Grovetown announce the birth

Kali Sierra Reese
Kee and Cherita Hobbs of Thomson announce the birth of a daughter, Kali Sierra Reese, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Reese of Thomson and Mr. and Mrs. David Hobbs of Dearing.

McKenzie McKie

Ariana Marie Hill
Jessica R. Hill of Beech Island announces the birth of a daughter, Ariana Marie Hill, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Damond Hill of Beech Island.

Edward Leonard Wilson III

Andrew Jay McTyre
Brandon Swint and Tamara McTyre, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Andrew Jay McTyre, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Rusty McTyre, Becky Boggs and Larry Swint, all of Augusta.

Madeline Clarice Sauer

Reagan Elizabeth Voelp
Mr. and

Abigail Luann Schichner

Logan Hunter Chastain

Justin Alexander Luke

Laney Brianne Johnson
Christopher and Nicole Johnson of Appling announce the b

Geraldlyn Ann Canady

Haley Sierra Lynn
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lynn of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Haley Sierra Lynn, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James W. Starnes of Grovetown and Mr. and Mrs. Joel S. Lynn Jr. of Augusta.

Christian Tanner Faw

Carly Allison Casella
Ga

Ariana Marie Hill

Jacob Cole Hewitt
Dylan McLean and Toni Anne Hewitt of Hephzibah an

Jacob Cole Hewitt

Timothy William Chipley
Clay and Dana Chipley of Bath announce the birth of a son, Timothy William Chipley, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Sims and Mr. and Mrs. Tim Chipley, all of Langley.

Haley Sierra Lynn

Heaven Nevaeh Heard
Elisha Heard and Pamela Teasley, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Heaven Nevaeh Heard, Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Tonya Mackey, Michael Harris and Mr. and Mrs. Roman Heard, all of Augusta.

Natalie Jane Nordeen

Geraldlyn Ann Canady
Gerald F. Canady and Virginia A.

Timothy William Chipley

Edward Leonard Wilson III
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wilson Jr. of W

Reagan Marie Sminkey

Ty'Darius Kentrell Jones
Kevin Jones an

Laney Brianne Johnson

Justin Alexander Luke
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Kennedy Nicole Nelson

McKenzie McKie
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald McKie of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, McKenzie McKie, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Johnie Fox and Mr. and Mrs. Curtis McKie, all of Augusta.

Heaven Nevaeh Heard

Kennedy Nicole Nelson
Josephos and Pamela Nelson of Hephzibah announce

Chloe Marie Duncan, Carley Michelle Duncan and Carson Daniel Duncan

Natalie Jane Nordeen
Mr. and Mrs. Skip Nordeen of Martinez announce the

Andrew Jay McTyre

Madeline Clarice Sauer
BEND, Ore.

Ty'Darius Kentrell Jones

Reagan Marie Sminkey
Derrick Dixon of Borger, Texas, and Kristin Sminkey of Windsor, S.C., an

Reagan Elizabeth Voelp

Logan Hunter Chastain
Charles and Crystal Chastain of Grovetown announce the birth of a son, Logan Hunter Chastain, Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Charles and Annie Green and Donald and Ellen Chastain, all of Grovetown.

Fredrick Leimond Henderson Jr.

Jada Dawn Cohn
Bryan and Audrey Cohn of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Jada Dawn Cohn, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Sam and Donna Boyer, both of Columbia, and Nathan and Amelia Cohn of Blythe.

Carly Allison Casella

Christian Tanner Faw

Jada Dawn Cohn

Kali Sierra Reese

Abigail Luann Schichner
Kevin and Andrea Schichner of Hephzibah announce the birth of a daughter, A

Roman sculpture deemed unsafe for the blind
DENVER -- The city wants to put up a marble sculpture of the Roman God Janus, but the plan appears to have a bit of a blind spot.

Odds and ends
VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Looking for a cozy, 132-bed home with no view and plenty of locks on the doors? Porter County may have a deal for you.

Maddux records 14th victory

Marquis hurts Braves' chances
ATLANTA - It has gone beyond whether he will make the postseason roster. The question now is this: Will Jason Marquis be in a Braves uniform next year?

Helms hoping for playoff spot

Helms hoping for playoff spot
ATLANTA - Wes Helms smiled as he flexed his right thumb for curious reporters Tuesday afternoon in the Atlanta clubhouse, indicating he's almost ready to see his first action since coming off the 15-day disabled list last week.

Marquis hurts Braves' chances

Maddux records 14th victory
ATLANTA - Personal accomplishments do not matter a whole lot to Greg Maddux right now.

Chamber funding arrives
Nine months later than usual, the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce finally got its money from the city.

Industrial activity drops 0.3 percent in August

First Friday plans cutoff
Requiring street vendors to fill out applications and banning amplified music are just the beginning of changes to First Friday as organizers try to keep pace with the monthly event's growing popularity.

Consumer prices rise in August
WASHINGTON -- Consumer inflation rose 0.3 percent in August, the largest advance in four months, lifted by higher prices for energy products, clothing and tobacco.

Business briefs
MURRAY HILL, N.J.- Lucent Technologies, once one of the highest flying stocks on Wall Street, traded below $1 a share for the first time Tuesday.

Stocks fall on disappointing earnings news
NEW YORK -- Investors nervous about third-quarter earnings opted for caution Wednesday and sent stocks lower for a second day. The Dow Jones industrials lost 35 points, reaching a six-week low.

Economy unlikely to suffer in Iraqi war
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- If war erupts with Iraq, the recovering U.S. economy likely won't suffer much, a leading economist told business leaders from the Southeast and Japan on Tuesday.

Stocks fall on economic news, McDonald's warning

Study knocks Georgia on gas deregulation
ATLANTA - Requiring consumers to choose a natural gas marketer or else be assigned to one was a major flaw of Georgia's 1997 gas deregulation law, according to a study of deregulated utilities in five states.

Business briefs

Affordable housing lacking for minimum-wage earners
WASHINGTON -- Nowhere in the country could a minimum-wage employee afford to pay rent on a two-bedroom home, an advocacy group said Wednesday. And in three-quarters of the country, even two full-time, minimum-wage jobs couldn't pay for such housing.

Consumer prices rise in August

FutureCall slashes telemarketer pay

Affordable housing lacking for minimum-wage earners

'Flower Lady' earns award

First Friday plans cutoff

Economy unlikely to suffer in Iraqi war

Long-distance sales gain FCC approval

FutureCall slashes telemarketer pay
Telemarketing company FutureCall LLC cut base wages for its phone agents this week. The move resulted in a small protest at its Augusta call center Monday, and the company said it expects some employees will quit.

Stocks fall on disappointing earnings news

'Flower Lady' earns award
Jeanette Bush's parents opened Bush Flower Shop in North Augusta 81 years ago, having no idea of the deep relationship that would blossom between their daughter and her hometown.

Business briefs

Stocks fall on economic news, McDonald's warning
NEW YORK -- A drop in industrial production and a profit warning from McDonald's Tuesday took a jab at investors' already shaky confidence in the economy, prompting them to again sell off stocks. The Dow Jones industrials fell more than 170 points.

Business briefs
Knology Inc. and its subsidiary Knology Broadband announced Wednesday it has sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to reorganize $444 million in debt.

Industrial activity drops 0.3 percent in August
WASHINGTON -- Industrial production fell by 0.3 percent in August, the first decline in eight months, a fresh sign of the faltering economic recovery.

Long-distance sales gain FCC approval
WASHINGTON - Federal regulators approved BellSouth Corp.'s request to offer long-distance telephone service in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Study knocks Georgia on gas deregulation

NCAA wants Clemson to resolve questions before certification complete

Hamilton is expected to be an impact player

Clemson doesn't expect let down

Clemson doesn't expect let down
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Letdowns? Those are for teams a whole lot more successful than Clemson is right now, Tigers cornerback Kevin Johnson says.

Hamilton is expected to be an impact player
CLEMSON, S.C. - The way Clemson wide receiver Derrick Hamilton can slip and slide around would-be tacklers, it's no wonder his teammates call him "Noodle."

NCAA wants Clemson to resolve questions before certification complete
CLEMSON, S.C. -- An NCAA panel has given Clemson a year to address problems in its athletic department before renewing its certification.

College football picks

SEC notebook
Georgia coach Mark Richt is wondering whether the playing surface at Williams-Brice Stadium is unsafe after one of his quarterbacks suffered a broken foot there last week.

Just the fax: Zook not looking back at embarrassing playbook scandal
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Jack Sells was a scorned former assistant at Tennessee, hoping to help a friend. Ron Zook was the new defensive coordinator at Florida, trying to figure out how to stop the Vols.

College football picks
The Pac-10 is looking for perfection this weekend.

SEC notebook

ACC notebook
The first major showdown to help determine the Atlantic Coast Conference championship is still more than two weeks away, but Clemson can't afford to think about it just yet.

Just the fax: Zook not looking back at embarrassing playbook scandal

ACC notebook

Courses seek Regions entry

Dam on schedule

A ploy for time

Bar will be raised

Our daily threat

Correction

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.

34 new shows are rolling out for fall
NEW YORK -- Ride a new wave of familiarity as another TV season begins.

In the know
In an effort to make white teeth a part of a woman's beauty regimen, Crest has introduced a new toothpaste designed specifically for women.

In the know
How many miles of road has your car traveled? If the odometer on your dash represents an impressive feat of endurance, we would like to hear from you.

Latin Grammys spreads appreciation for Latin music
More than 20 Cuban artists nominated for Latin Grammys were not granted U.S. entry visas and will not attend Wednesday's awards ceremony, officials said.

Taco dish cuts fat, tastes great
Two weeks back I shared a child-friendly pizza casserole, and there's one other entree that most children I know enjoy: tacos. My daughter C.C. would eat them practically every night!

Seniors find new fulfillment as many retun to workforce
When Octavia Garlington retired as a medical-illustration teacher in 1990, she made a list of things she wanted to do with her free time.

Capsules
Walking away from a heart attack is as good as running from it, according to a new study.

'Barbershop' tops weekend box office
LOS ANGELES -- "Barbershop," the comedy starring Ice Cube as the reluctant owner of his late father's haircutting business, buzzed its ways to the top of the weekend box office with its $20.6 million debut.

HBO draws record ratings for premiere of 'The Sopranos'
NEW YORK -- HBO drew the largest audience in its 30-year history for Sunday night's season premiere of "The Sopranos," a turnout that sent tremors through the television world.

Mature masterpiece could be lurking in your cellar
Most people don't have wine cellars because they don't care about the sort of wine that requires aging, wouldn't want to pay the prices involved and just basically want to drink a nice bottle with lunch or dinner.

Surprising Hollings leads nation in scoring
ATLANTA -- Appearing for the first time at Georgia Tech's weekly news conference, Tony Hollings appeared to be a bit nervous, clearing his throat several times while answering questions from reporters.

Ford still out with concussion
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech tailback Sidney Ford will miss Saturday's game against Brigham Young while he recovers from a concussion.

Georgia Tech tries to shake off first loss
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech's season is starting to look frighteningly similar to 2001, which unraveled with four losses in nine games and left the Yellow Jackets out of the final AP Top 25 for the first time in four seasons.

A look at Saturday's BYU-Georgia Tech game
Site - Bobby Dodd Stadium (42,000), Atlanta. Kickoff - 3:30 p.m. EDT.

Ford still out with concussion

Surprising Hollings leads nation in scoring

Georgia Tech tries to shake off first loss

My teacher helped us gain hope, not abandon it

New coach will aid in new practice range
When Josh Gregory accepted the position of director of golf and head men's golf coach at Augusta State University, he inherited more than just a successful golf team.

Tiger cool toward Olympic golf

Tiger makes a big switch
THOMASTOWN, Ireland -- Tiger Woods switched to the Nike Golf forged irons Wednesday, giving him a new set of tools with the Ryder Cup only a week away.

A Ryder Cup preview only on the calendar
THOMASTOWN, Ireland -- Tiger Woods will be playing with Padraig Harrington before a partisan crowd, most of them cheering for the Irishman.

A Ryder Cup preview only on the calendar

Tiger makes a big switch

New coach will aid in new practice range

Ocean Course opens after more than three months
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- The Ocean Course reopened Tuesday after a three-month renovation project superised by course architect Pete Dye.

World ranking sending the wrong message
THOMASTOWN, Ireland -- For those players who can't get into the World Golf Championships, one simple solution is to play better.

Practically perfect, Sorenstam puts Solheim in her sites
EDINA, Minn. -- Annika Sorenstam pulled out a 7-iron, looked into the gray sky, stepped up to the ball and made a hole-in-one.

Practically perfect, Sorenstam puts Solheim in her sites

Tiger cool toward Olympic golf
THOMASTOWN, Ireland -- Tiger Woods would rather play for green than gold.

Hoch already bemoaning Ryder Cup weather

World ranking sending the wrong message

Hoch already bemoaning Ryder Cup weather
THOMASTOWN, Ireland -- U.S. captain Curtis Strange has promised that everyone on his Ryder Cup team will play at least one match before the Sunday singles.

Georgia high school football poll

Glenn Hills in unfamiliar spot

Statesboro's Work Horse

Bacon sizzles for Bryan County

S.C. high school football poll

High school football player collapses, dies at practice
PEMBERTON, N.J. -- A 15-year-old high school football player collapsed and died of an apparent asthma attack after a non-contact practice.

Glenn Hills in unfamiliar spot
Glenn Hills has won just two games out of its last 42 and hasn't made a playoff appearance since 1984. But the Spartans, surprisingly, are leading Region 3-AAAA.

S.C. high school football poll
S.C. Prep Polls

Statesboro's Work Horse
Statesboro's Josh Thompson has surprising speed for a 6-foot-1, 289-pound defensive lineman.

Bacon sizzles for Bryan County
PEMBROKE, Ga. -- At only 5-foot-8, Louis Bacon can clear 6-8 in the high jump and easily dunk a basketball with a vertical leap of 38 inches.

Georgia high school football poll
Georgia Prep Polls

Macon has new hockey team for 2002-03 season
MACON, Ga. -- Macon has replaced the Whoopee, which folded after the last hockey season due to lagging attendance.

Macon has new hockey team for 2002-03 season

Outraged at precinct negligence that denied him a vote

Cross-teach creation and evolution

Ad-free Masters will be good

Many ways to pay reparations

Martha Burk's attack on Augusta National is hypocritical

Keep the facts straight on evolution

Evolution is a fact, not theory

Sanford has outstanding record

Blacks get silver platter treatment

Reparations have already been paid

If McIntyre wants to be mayor...

Augustan says 'adieu' to visitor

'Barbershop' tops weekend box office

HBO draws record ratings for premiere of 'The Sopranos'

Capsules

Health calendar

In the know

Seniors find new fulfillment as many retun to workforce

In the know

Latin Grammys spreads appreciation for Latin music

Taco dish cuts fat, tastes great

Fellow officer recalls events

'Civil War' makes fresh return to PBS
Two episodes of Georgia's Civil War, produced by the Georgia Historical Society and the Atlanta History Center, will air back to back Sunday from 10-11 p.m. on GPTV. The entire four-part series will air Monday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and be repeated each night at 10:30.

Drill Sergeant accused of abuse
A sergeant at Fort Gordon will be arraigned Oct. 1 for a general court-martial on charges he abused his authority over trainees, military officials said Tuesday.

Site gets closer to salt solution

Teacher of the Year, 25, sets early example
AIKEN - As a parent, Principal Teresa Pope offered the greatest compliment to Aiken County's Teacher of the Year.

Relatives of gulf war veterans fight same battle against illness
In their living room one night in July, Aaron and Carolyn Dixon pulled out a box full of mementos from Desert Storm.

Appeals threaten tax schedule
By Tuesday afternoon, the Richmond County Tax Assessor's office had received about 3,400 appeals of recent property revaluations, pushing the government within a few hundred protests of halting the approval of the county tax digest.

Subscriber of the day

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Russell J. Wilmore of Martinez.

Relatives of gulf war veterans fight same battle against illness

Across Georgia

State justices disbar attorney

State justices disbar attorney
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A prominent south Georgia attorney was disbarred Monday, nearly a year after he pleaded guilty to charges of offering a client reduced legal fees in exchange for sex.

Students meet at pole to pray
A drizzle turned into a soaking rain Wednesday before the annual See You at the Pole prayer rally broke up at Lakeside High School.

Survivor of cancer joins rally
The two sets of pictures tell the story for Pam Anderson. In one set of mammograms on the right, everything is normal; in the set on the left, taken a year later, there is a white, inch-long tumor.

Across South Carolina

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Two of James Brown's daughters have filed a federal lawsuit against the Godfather of Soul over unpaid royalties for songs they say they co-wrote with their father, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Candidates vie for political win from test scores

Full text of Robert Atkins' letter
The following is the full text of a letter from Robert Atkins, written in response to a letter from Augusta Chronicle reporter, Matthew Boedy. Mr. Atkins is a Georgia state prisoner suspected in the Aug. 4, 2000 rape and slaying of Aiken teen-ager Jessica Carpenter. Although the letter's page numbers have been removed, the text is complete with spelling and punctuation errors intact. The reporter's questions are in boldface.

TV crew visits Augusta to recreate 1998 slaying

Across Georgia
GAINESVILLE -Dorothy Clore beat the odds and saved her restaurant when she won $150,000 from the Georgia lottery.

Relatives of gulf war veterans fight same battle against illness

Atkins asks for family's forgiveness
AIKEN - Robert Franklin Atkins wants forgiveness and death.

Across the area

Money motivated thefts, police say

Panhandling policy changes

News you can use
SEPT. 18, 1932 Economic recovery in Augusta and its trade territory was given another boost yesterday with the announcement of a road building contract in excess of $200,000 being awarded to a local contractor and the reported expansion of Babcock & Wilcox refractory plant on the Savannah Road through the moving of the Liverpool, Ohio, plant to Augusta.

Atkins asks for family's forgiveness

Drill Sergeant accused of abuse

Medical center board names director

Correction
A headline in Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have referred to Army Sgt. Eric D. Smith as a noncommissioned officer.

Man testifies against ex-officer
After Joe Nathan Green's first drug conviction, his childhood friend Ralph Tyrone Williams talked to him about going straight. After his second conviction, Mr. Williams gave him a pound of marijuana, Mr. Green testified Wednesday.

Jackson's mayor has big plans
JACKSON - Todd Etheredge wants a lot of things for his town.

Savannah soon will run its own autopsies
SAVANNAH, Ga. - South Georgia law enforcement officials soon will be able to find out more quickly how and why some people died.

Across South Carolina
SMOAKS -Police have charged two Orangeburg college students in the death of a convenience-store clerk and are searching for a third suspect.

Relatives of gulf war veterans fight same battle against illness
In their living room one night in July, Aaron and Carolyn Dixon pulled out a box full of mementos from Desert Storm.

Across the area
The search for a missing Louisville man was halted Tuesday, but police said their efforts would begin again this morning.

Heavy rainstorm floods rooms at middle school
A storm that dropped more than 5 inches of rain on parts of the Augusta area Wednesday flooded a Columbia County middle school, disrupting classes and displacing pupils.

Coliseum board makes progress
The Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority achieved a quorum Tuesday for the first time since July and tackled a 22-item agenda in the hope of stabilizing civic center operations.

Site gets closer to salt solution
AIKEN - A Tuesday decision by the Department of Energy lays the groundwork for processing one of Savannah River Site's most problematic legacy waste components: radioactive salts.

Agency fields questions on MOX change
The federal agency reviewing the request to build a mixed-oxide fuel plant at Savannah River Site told the public Tuesday night how a revised construction request for the plant will affect its review.

Full text of Robert Atkins' letter

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -A funeral home owner has been charged with destroying graves while his company was cutting timber and landscaping at a Columbia cemetery, the Richland County Sheriff's Department says.

Across the area

Across the area
Two men were indicted on murder charges Wednesday in the death of an Augusta man.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the days is Ralph Barbee of Evans.

Cause of gulf illness is still unknown
Willie Wright knew that something he came in contact with during the Persian Gulf War was killing him.

Correction

News you can use

Online-threat case has Augusta link
PITTSBURGH - An 18-year-old whose Internet handle was "rapemymomma" asked a chat-room partner in Augusta to brutalize, rape and kill his mother - and to let him watch and help, police said.

Students meet at pole to pray

Appeals threaten tax schedule

Man testifies against ex-officer

Subscriber of the day

Savannah soon will run its own autopsies

Money motivated thefts, police say
The five men linked to a string of commercial break-ins in downtown Augusta didn't care how much damage they created; all they wanted was money officials said.

News you can use

News you can use
Sept. 19, 1946 Grand jurors returned 39 true bills and 19 no bills to clear up the criminal docket, Solicitor George Hains said yesterday.

Survivor of cancer joins rally

Clergy stand behind Walker

'Civil War' makes fresh return to PBS

Fellow officer recalls events
Fellow narcotics agent Kenneth Boose thought it was odd that Ralph Tyrone Williams called him at home one night to ask the identity of a confidential informant, but when he saw on his caller ID where Mr. Williams had called from, an alarm sounded, Mr. Boose testified Tuesday.

Across Georgia

TV crew visits Augusta to recreate 1998 slaying
A scene of smoke and death from a bizarre 1998 Augusta murder was relived Tuesday on Henderson Drive for filmmakers from the cable TV show The New Detectives.

Clergy stand behind Walker
Nearly two dozen black clergymen gathered Wednesday morning at Thankful Baptist Church in the heart of Senate District 22 to say that although some black ministers may be seceding from Sen. Charles Walker's camp, their support for the five-term Democrat is as strong as ever.

Panhandling policy changes
Richmond County authorities said Tuesday that they will arrest panhandlers who simply ask for money in downtown Augusta, a reversal that is being criticized by a state civil rights organization.

Candidates vie for political win from test scores
ATLANTA - Public education in Georgia is either the worst in the nation or making some of the most dramatic gains in the South.

Medical center board names director
As Cathy Slade said goodbye to the Georgia Medical Center Authority, Lenie Roos-Gabridge said hello.

My teacher helped us gain hope, not abandon it
The day I first walked into high school and plopped down at a desk in world history class, I noticed the teacher working at her blackboard.

Racing facts - MNBA All American Heroes 400
Here are facts about this weekend's MBNA All American Heroes 400.

Andretti leaving CART for IRL

Culture, commercialism intrigue doctoral student
DOVER, Del. - James Todd picked a good day to get his first tattoo.

Spotlight on Andy Petree
Here is a profile of NASCAR car owner Andy Petree.

Andretti leaving CART for IRL
INDIANAPOLIS -- Once an outspoken critic of the Indy Racing League, Michael Andretti is the series' newest owner and driver.

Culture, commercialism intrigue doctoral student

NASCAR notebook
DOVER, Del. - Given what's already happened to Jack Roush this season, the fact he's in position to do what no other car owner on the NASCAR circuit has ever done seems almost trivial.

NASCAR notebook

Patrick Ewing retires after 17-year career
NEW YORK -- Patrick Ewing retired from the NBA on Tuesday, ending the 17-year career of one of the league's greatest centers but leaving him short of his repeated promise to win a championship.

Patrick Ewing Introduced as Wizards' assistant coach

Patrick Ewing Introduced as Wizards' assistant coach
WASHINGTON -- Patrick Ewing was introduced by the Washington Wizards as an assistant coach, one day after he retired from a 17-year playing career.

Judge dismisses remaining charges against Allen Iverson

Judge dismisses remaining charges against Allen Iverson
PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson was cleared Tuesday of the remaining two misdemeanor charges against him, five days after prosecutors said they wanted to dismiss the case.

Patrick Ewing retires after 17-year career

Unitas remembered as quarterback who 'made the impossible possible'

Fantasy Football: Internet provides forum for barbs

Vick: Bears assistant yelled 'take his knees out'

Court papers say NFL been testing Panthers lineman for drugs

Kicker Kasay injured; Panthers look for replacement

Mr. Joe Collins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Patricia Hunt    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Renee Russo
Renee Russo devoted much of her time to helping the youth of Augusta.

Mrs. Ponda Pittman-Russell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. AnneMarie Gratton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Harold Paschal    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Andrew Hawkinberry    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mrs. Florence Nicholson    (ALEXANDRIA, VA.)
Mr. Stewart Cartledge III    (EVANS, Ga)
Mrs. Frances Duchow    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Charles Jones    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Jessie Mote    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Fannie Gardner    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mr. Herbert Morgan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Gertrude Fesik    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Edith Moore    (VAN WYCK, S.C.)
Mrs. Nellie Barrett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Miss Lois McKie    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Mildred Berrien    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Maher    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Montravious Dawson    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Marilyn Lynch    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Mrs. Sheryl Lloyd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ola Andrews    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Andrew Hawkinberry    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mrs. Betty Adkinson-Mackey    (SPRINGFIELD, Ill.)
Mrs. Cora Hobbs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Blanche Aaron    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. William Brown III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
William Wellmaker    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. William Edenfield Jr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mrs. Nell Walke    (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.)
Mrs. AnnaMarie Gratton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Harold vonKamp    (STOCKBRIDGE, Ga.)
Mrs. Mamie Banks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Addie Utley    (GRACEWOOD, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Robert Maher
A funeral will be held today for a North Augusta man whose longtime work at Savannah River Site won the admiration and respect of his colleagues.

Mr. Albert Travis    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Ollie Baughman    (AIKEN ,S.C.)
Mrs. Pauline Smith    (ROYSTON, Ga.)
Mr. Cohen Burgamy    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Martha Singletary    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Bernice Covington    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Richardson    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Sheryl Lloyd    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Renee Russo    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. George Lynch    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Carol Schwenger    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Hazel Keyton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Katie Sherlock    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Cora Hobbs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Jordon Heath    (BATH, S.C.)
Miss Elizabeth Griscom    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Albert Travis    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Godfrey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Addie Utley    (GRACEWOOD, Ga.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Gatch    (LAKELAND, Fla.)
Mr. Darious Walker    (BROOKSVILLE, Fla.)
Mrs. Mildred Berrien    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Leone Printup    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mr. Stewart Cartledge III    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Dalton Pratt    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mr. Bernie Covington    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Nellie Williams    (JONESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Joyce Faulk    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Blanche Aaron    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Rallie Gibbs Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Florence Nicholson    (FORT WASHINGTON, Md.)
Mrs. Rilla Harper    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mr. Edward Morris    (PINOLA, Miss.)
Mr. Dalton Pratt    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Miss Lois McKie    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Rallie Gibbs Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Rilla Harper (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Andrew Hawkinberry (HARLEM, Ga.)

Miss Lois McKie (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Herbert Morgan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nellie Barrett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Elizabeth Griscom (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Robert Maher

Mrs. Blanche Aaron (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Dalton Pratt (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Jones (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Nellie Williams (JONESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Maher (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Dalton Pratt (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Cohen Burgamy (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Singletary (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Renee Russo

Mr. Albert Travis (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Rallie Gibbs Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Richardson (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Stewart Cartledge III (EVANS, Ga)

Mrs. Cora Hobbs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Darious Walker (BROOKSVILLE, Fla.)

Mrs. Cora Hobbs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Lois McKie (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Hazel Keyton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Travis (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Sherlock (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ollie Baughman (AIKEN ,S.C.)

Mr. George Lynch (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Paschal (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gertrude Fesik (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. AnneMarie Gratton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Nicholson (ALEXANDRIA, VA.)

Mr. Edward Morris (PINOLA, Miss.)

Jordon Heath (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Sheryl Lloyd (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Addie Utley (GRACEWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Ponda Pittman-Russell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ola Andrews (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jessie Mote (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Edenfield Jr. (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Fannie Gardner (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Harold vonKamp (STOCKBRIDGE, Ga.)

Mrs. Addie Utley (GRACEWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Berrien (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Godfrey (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. AnnaMarie Gratton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Gatch (LAKELAND, Fla.)

Mrs. Carol Schwenger (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Bernie Covington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Montravious Dawson (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Nicholson (FORT WASHINGTON, Md.)

Andrew Hawkinberry (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Blanche Aaron (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Duchow (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Stewart Cartledge III (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Berrien (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rallie Gibbs Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sheryl Lloyd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Hunt (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Edith Moore (VAN WYCK, S.C.)

William Wellmaker (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mamie Banks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marilyn Lynch (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Leone Printup (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Outraged at precinct negligence that denied him a vote
I was denied my chance to vote in the Sept. 10 Republican runoff for lieutenant governor and secretary of state through the incompetence of the polling staff at my local voting precinct on Roosevelt Drive. Thomas William Godbee, Augusta

Ad-free Masters will be good
Hurrah for Hootie. Scott Michaux and John Boyette's Aug. 31 article, "Masters will air ad-free," about the Masters' decision on telecasting the famed tournament next year without commercials was excellent. Carl W. Rafoth, Augusta

Many ways to pay reparations
What are reparations? Does anybody deserve them? Does the government owe them to anybody? The answer is yes. The next question is, to whom and why? Chlody Meadows, Beech Island, S.C.

Augustan says 'adieu' to visitor
Regarding the Sept. 1 letter by Gerald Hyman of Mt. Kisco, N.Y., "Visitor to Augusta shocked by column on religion." Randall K. Faulkner, Augusta

Cross-teach creation and evolution
On Aug. 20, Chronicle columnist Cal Thomas reviewed the Cobb County School Board's decision to allow both the creation and evolution descriptions "of the origin of the human race." Joseph B. Harris, Washington, Ga.

Martha Burk's attack on Augusta National is hypocritical
What is Martha Burk, chairwoman of the National Council of Women's Organizations, trying to accomplish with her attack on the Augusta National? Here is Ms. Burk, the head of a women's group, attacking Augusta National's Hootie Johnson because he is the head of a men-only private golf club. Mark Mills, Augusta

A ploy for time
Since the Gulf War over a decade ago, sanctions have tried to prevent Iraq from openly purchasing many things, particularly weapons materiel.

Bar will be raised
One supposes that if the United Nations could be prodded into action on Iraq, anything is possible.

Reparations have already been paid
Regarding Nicole Ball's Sept. 7 letter, "Why blacks deserve reparations." R. Rector, Harlem, Ga.

Our daily threat
If the three Muslim medical students detained in Florida last Friday on suspicion of terrorism were wrongly accused, we're sorry.

If McIntyre wants to be mayor...
Ed McIntyre is a fine gentleman, and he can become the mayor of Augusta again - if he follows a few steps. Faber Hance, North Augusta, S.C.

Correction
In Wednesday's editorial, the amount of money a key House panel approved this month for New Savannah River Lock and Dam renovation plans should have read $276,000. The Chronicle regrets the error.

Keep the facts straight on evolution
I take issue with a few points in Hubert Baker's Sept. 2 letter, "There is only one truth in the debate over evolution." Joshua Rice, Lincolnton, Ga.

Sanford has outstanding record
Which candidate for South Carolina governor received the Taxpayer Superhero Award from Citizens Against Government Waste? David W. Nix, Aiken, S.C.

Blacks get silver platter treatment
White people did not invent slavery. It's not like we were just sitting around one day and decided to own black folks. We did not just go over to Africa and snatch them all up. They were sold by their own people from a land where they were already slaves. If anything, they should be grateful they are here. Even if reparations pass, they still won't be happy. Brian S. Borren, Augusta

Evolution is a fact, not theory
I am responding to recent anti-evolution letters by Doug Weaver (Aug. 29) and Hubert Baker (Sept. 2). Richard Baxter, Aiken, S.C.

Dam on schedule
Congress hasn't forgotten the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam. It just seems that way.

Olympic board gives away $100 million in profits

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Three longtime Dogwood Stable employees will assume minority ownership positions in the company, Dogwood president Cot Campbell said Tuesday.

Olympic board gives away $100 million in profits
SALT LAKE CITY -- Olympic trustees disbanded Wednesday after approving a plan to spend or give away $100 million in profits from the Winter Games.

Williams, Navratilova team up for doubles victory
TOKYO -- With her sister not around, Serena Williams needed a doubles partner. She found one of the best - Martina Navratilova.

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Wes Byers had a career-best 7-under-par 65 Wednesday to lead USC Aiken to victory in the Johnny Palmer/Old North State Invitational in Badin, N.C.

Court papers say NFL been testing Panthers lineman for drugs
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers offensive lineman Chris Terry has been tested for drugs more than a dozen times by the NFL in recent months, according to court papers filed by his estranged wife in a domestic violence case.

Vick: Bears assistant yelled 'take his knees out'
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick said Wednesday that a Chicago coach screamed "take his knees out" during a loss to the Bears last weekend.

Unitas remembered as quarterback who 'made the impossible possible'
BALTIMORE -- With the wail of bagpipes filling the cathedral and his coffin covered in white lilies and roses, Johnny Unitas was remembered as "the greatest," a quarterback who made the impossible possible.

Kicker Kasay injured; Panthers look for replacement
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers kicker John Kasay reinjured his groin during practice Wednesday, forcing the team to scramble for a replacement.

Fantasy Football: Internet provides forum for barbs
The message that appeared on the Gridiron Engineers' league Internet message board was typical of any competitive fantasy football league.

Viewers assume 'Alias' with ABC's online game
LOS ANGELES - ABC is hoping that online game addicts may be more interested in watching Sydney Bristow after they can be the Alias character in an interactive game.

Stealth leads to victory in 'SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals' game
In war, you're either smart or you're dead. That's one of the things that makes "SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals" such a great gaming experience. Developed by Zipper Interactive and published by Sony for the PlayStation 2, it's the best combat game I've seen since "Halo" or "Medal of Honor: Frontline."

Bucktoothed, rabbit-like dinosaur found in China
A bucktoothed, rabbit-like dinosaur related to Tyrannosaurus Rex and other predators lived in China 128 million years ago, researchers report.

Industry lobbying removes parts of cybersecurity plan
WASHINGTON -- Under intense lobbying by industry groups, a White House panel studying ways to protect America's high-tech backbone has dropped several security ideas and turned others into topics for discussion rather than government mandates, according to the latest version of the plan.

Ozone layer repairing itself, scientists say
SYDNEY, Australia -- Chlorine-based chemical levels in the atmosphere have peaked and may be declining, and the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica should close within 50 years, according to scientists in Australia and New Zealand.

Robot enters Great Pyramid
CAIRO, Egypt -- A tiny robot broadcast live television pictures to the world Tuesday as it crept through an ancient pyramid, solving one puzzle but uncovering a new one.

Georgia befuddled by lack of offense

Pollack never slows down in pursuit of the big play

Greene tackles QB solo
ATHENS, Ga. - Mark Richt knows what Georgia fans are thinking.

Pollack never slows down in pursuit of the big play
AUBURN, Ga. -- Georgia's David Pollack can get downright annoying at practice. He talks constantly, boasting and poking fun at teammates on the other side of the line.

Greene tackles QB solo

Georgia befuddled by lack of offense
ATHENS, Ga. -- No. 8 Georgia wasn't supposed to have trouble getting to the end zone.

Courses seek Regions entry
Two courses have made it known they'd like to be part of the popular Regions Cup golf tournament series in 2003.

Ozone layer repairing itself, scientists say

Robot enters Great Pyramid

Industry lobbying removes parts of cybersecurity plan

Viewers assume 'Alias' with ABC's online game

Stealth leads to victory in 'SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals' game

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