Young men's cologne provides lesson in love

Odds and ends
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Letter carrier Dave Guseman turned out to be a matchmaker when he delivered an electric bill to the wrong address.

Professional hermit prepares to spend weekend in a cave
LONDON -- He wanted to be alone. Or so he said.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - Not surprisingly, manager Bobby Cox's pitching plans for the final week of the season emphasize getting ready for the playoffs.

Braves notebook

Smoltz gets closer to 57
ATLANTA - Greg Maddux isn't the same as his four consecutive Cy-Young Award-winning seasons.

Smoltz ties NL saves record

Smoltz ties NL saves record
ATLANTA -- Greg Maddux joined Cy Young as the only pitchers to win 15 or more games in 15 consecutive seasons and John Smoltz tied the NL record for saves in a season Sunday as the Atlanta Braves beat the Florida Marlins 4-1.

Smoltz gets closer to 57

Florida reels in win with rally

Florida reels in win with rally
ATLANTA - The individual mini-dramas are the most compelling reason to keep watching these Atlanta Braves stagger to the finish line.

Retirement rebellion
Dick Cook is an archetypal baby boomer: energetic, ambitious and bent on defying the aging process as long as possible.

On the move
Patrick Thomas has joined the coaching staff of Gymnastics Gold. With six years' experience, the Georgia Southern University graduate will coach a competitive girl's team and teach tumbling.

States want taxes from cross-border shoppers

Pocket change

Is zero percent financing too good to be true?
NEW YORK -- Zero percent financing is back at the nation's Ford and GM dealers. It has proved to be such an effective marketing technique that it's also being adopted by furniture and electronics retailers as well as some credit card companies.

States want taxes from cross-border shoppers
Shoppers often skirt sales taxes when they cross state lines to hunt for bargains on everything from liquor and cigarettes to furniture, furs and other big-ticket items.

On the move

Sperm bank plans egg-donor program
Augusta sperm bank Xytex Corp. is getting into eggs.

Sales game

Bias in workplace is against the law
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination and workplace harassment based on religion, ethnicity, country of origin, race or color.

Promotional items pique interest, but at what cost?

Business calendar

Sperm bank plans egg-donor program

Bias in workplace is against the law

Is zero percent financing too good to be true?

Promotional items pique interest, but at what cost?
Newspapers get a lot of stuff in the mail.

Retirement rebellion

Sales game
The golf cars that U.S. captain Curtis Strange and European captain Sam Torrance will drive in this week's Ryder Cup have been customized by Club Car. They include headlamps, coolers and embroidered seats, and the captains will get to keep them as souvenirs.

Exchange-traded funds increasing in market

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Merry Land Properties Inc.

Objective statement snafus

Business calendar
Tuesday: QuickBooks Pro 2002 workshop; with Sonia Gowen, certified QuickBooks Pro adviser; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Serotta Maddocks Evans & Co. CPAs, 701 Greene St., Suite 200; $195 due at registration, breakfast and lunch provided; Dawn Hatfield, 722-5337.

Objective statement snafus
"OBJECTIVE: To work in an environment that is flexible and will work with my personal schedule."

Exchange-traded funds increasing in market
NEW YORK - Exchange-traded funds are still a novel idea to many investors, but the assortment of ETFs on the market is growing.

Outing dismays Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. - "Disappointing" and "uninspired" were just a few of the adjectives the Clemson players and coaches used to describe their performance in a 30-7 win against Ball State on Saturday.

Clemson prepares for Florida State

Outing dismays Clemson

Clemson prepares for Florida State
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson receiver J.J. McKelvey's not ready for Florida State. But he knows he and the Tigers will be by Oct. 3.

Gators' win reassures anxious faithful

College football today
J.J. McKelvey, Clemson, had a career-high 10 catches for 115 yards and a touchdown in a 30-7 victory over Ball State.

College football today

Monday morning quarterback

Irish move into Top 10 in new AP poll
Notre Dame is on the rise.

Watson charged with reckless driving
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina State running back Derek Watson was arrested for traffic violations early Sunday, school sports information director Bill Hamilton said.

Gators' win reassures anxious faithful
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Florida reasserted its dominance against a key SEC rival, and coach Ron Zook reassured the Gators' anxious fans.

Monday morning quarterback
A look back and ahead in the ACC, SEC and beyond in college football:

Burk's jihad

Truth about SAT

Let president act

Put veterans at ease

Daisy Fuentes's style grows from her roots
NEW YORK -- Daisy Fuentes, the new host of WE: Women's Entertainment network's "StyleWorld" TV show, doesn't claim to be a fashion pro.

Arts calendar
ARTS IN THE HEART: Noon to 6 p.m. today, Riverwalk Augusta at Reynolds Street between Eighth and Ninth streets; closing ceremony 6-8 p.m. today; Greater Augusta Arts Council; badge $2 in advance from Greater Augusta Arts Council and SRP Federal Credit Union or $3 at gate, children younger than 10 admitted free; 826-4702.

Sitting pretty
Curt and Erica Garner have painted every room in their house, a 1920s bungalow on the Hill, two or three times since they moved in four years ago.

Home front
If you're interested in using stripes in your home, here's some advice from the pros:

TV highlights for the week beginning Mooday
More than a colon and TV geography are suppose to separate "CSI" from its spin-off, "CSI: Miami" (debuting 10 p.m. Monday on CBS).

Basque beauty
SAINT-JEAN-DE-LUZ, France - If you're looking for a charming Atlantic coast town in France, and a base to explore the Basque region, you should consider Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

'West Wing' wins best drama Emmy
LOS ANGELES -- The White House drama "The West Wing" won its third consecutive Emmy as best drama series Sunday and "Friends" was honored as best comedy for the first time in its eight years on the air.

Comedian Conan O'Brien wants to be a forgettable Emmys host
NEW YORK - Conan O'Brien subscribes to the baseball umpire theory of being the host of an awards show.

Southern expressions
It's been a decade since the Morris Museum of Art opened its doors on a quiet stretch of Riverwalk Augusta. Since then, the museum has explored Southern art in all its aspects - antebellum to abstract expressionism. Here's a brief history of the Morris Museum's first 10 years.

Monograms must be letter-perfect for wife keeping maiden name
Dear Carson: I never really understood the whole changing of the last name when one marries. So being the unconventional person that I am, I kept my maiden name when I married. However, when it comes to monogramming, it gets a little tricky. A friend wanted to give my husband and me a gift with our monogram on it and called to ask me for the correct way to monogram a gift to both of us. My first name letter is an "A" and my husband's begins with "A." His last name begins with "P" and mine with "L." Can you help by telling me what our monogram would be? - Married Monogram Muddle

Symposium will play tribute to South's artistic beauty
In honor of its 10th anniversary, the Morris Museum of Art is throwing a birthday bash in grand Southern style.

Jackets' lose top scorer
ATLANTA - After nearly four games of carrying the Georgia Tech offense, Tony Hollings' right knee gave out, and it appears the Yellow Jackets will have to find someone else to do the heavy lifting.

Georgia Tech waits to hear on Hollings
ATLANTA -- The confirmation won't come until Monday, when Georgia Tech tailback Tony Hollings has an MRI on his injured right knee, but coach Chan Gailey seemed certain: Hollings is gone for the season.

Jackets' lose top scorer

Georgia Tech waits to hear on Hollings

The suspense ends: Monty to play
THOMASTOWN, Ireland -- Whatever suspense Colin Montgomerie was trying to create came to a melodramatic end Sunday.

Tiger not perfect, but still wins AmEx
THOMASTOWN, Ireland -- Tiger Woods got a bigger fight than he expected Sunday, then a real surprise at the end - his first and only bogey of an otherwise flawless victory in the American Express Championship.

Lietzke defends SAS title
CARY, N.C. -- Bruce Lietzke won the SAS Championship for the second straight year with precise iron play.

Golf roundup

The suspense ends: Monty to play

Lietzke defends SAS title

Americans take back Solheim Cup
EDINA, Minn. -- The comeback kids brought the Solheim Cup back to America on Sunday.

Golf roundup
THOMASTOWN, Ireland -- Despite no bogeys over the first 54 holes and his largest lead in two years, Tiger Woods figures he needs one more good round to win the American Express Championship.

Choi wins Tampa Bay Classic
PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- K.J. Choi shot a final-round 68 for a seven-shot victory in the Tampa Bay Classic on Sunday, winning for the second time this season.

Area women respect all-male golf clubs
Martha Burk doesn't have many allies among the area's female golfers.

Area women respect all-male golf clubs

Tiger not perfect, but still wins AmEx

Choi wins Tampa Bay Classic

Americans take back Solheim Cup

Tigers aren't terrible, but opponents better

Tigers aren't terrible, but opponents better
Swainsboro wide receiver Cason DeVane makes his point.

Greenbrier tops Lakeside in wild one
There's one way to explain Greenbrier's 34-22 win against Lakeside on Friday.

Netting goes up at site of young fan's injury

Netting goes up at site of young fan's injury
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A web of black cotton netting protected the seats behind the goals at Nationwide Arena on Sunday night when the Columbus Blue Jackets played their first exhibition game.

Young men's cologne provides lesson in love
My 8-year-old went to school last week wearing something new - cologne.

Convinced America should strike Iraq before they strike us

Only God can forgive McIntyre

Catholic pastor invites complaining 'ranter' to Mass

War with Iraq a huge mistake

SATs scores are poor indicators

Augusta could get worse than it is

Commissioners made right decision

Indians deserve reparations more

United States must maintain its resolve toward Iraq

Likes 'Fuzzy' comic

Applauds Xtreme article writer

Daisy Fuentes's style grows from her roots

'West Wing' wins best drama Emmy

TV highlights for the week beginning Mooday

Arts calendar

Southern expressions

Basque beauty

Sitting pretty

Comedian Conan O'Brien wants to be a forgettable Emmys host

Home front

Lynx notebook

Lynx notebook
With training camp just 10 days away, the Augusta Lynx filled their fourth and final veteran spot with the signing of defenseman Marty Wilford.

Two sought in shooting

Across Georgia

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina
HILTON HEAD ISLAND -Air quality at Hilton Head Elementary School will be tested next week in response to parents' concerns over the possibility of mold in the school's ventilation system.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A fire broke out below the seats of Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, about three hours after Georgia Tech beat Brigham Young, 28-19.

Burglar rapes Augusta woman

Participation alters SAT rankings
Tracking Richmond County's SAT scores continues to be a game of gains and losses.

Across the area

Georgia assures smooth voting

Subscriber of the day

Two sought in shooting
Police are looking for two men in connection with a drive-by shooting Saturday night.

Across the southeast

Black history comes closer to home
AIKEN - Within the Aiken County Historical Museum is a small but incomplete collection covering the area's black history.

Aiken will redraw city districts

Ivy hides forgotten bomb shelter

'Les Mis' is coming to Augusta

Classic cars draw a crowd
Carol Taylor's favorite car has no power steering, no air conditioning, no seat belts and no guarantee that it'll crank on the first try.

Across the southeast
TAMPA, Fla. -A deported Palestinian professor who had been jailed on secret evidence that prosecutors said linked him to terrorism apparently is without a country again.

Risky business
Bail bondsmen play a significant role in controlling jail population, Richmond County Chief Jailer Charles A. Toole Sr. says.

Voter list worries linger
ATLANTA - With all the focus on a new, $54 million electronic voting system, not much attention has been paid to how last year's redistricting affected Georgia's voting lists.

Participation alters SAT rankings

Georgia assures smooth voting
BETHLEHEM, Ga. - No one had asked the question. But that didn't stop Tammy Brown from answering it.

Burglar rapes Augusta woman
An Augusta woman was raped while her fiance and 13-year-old son were tied up in another room during a home invasion early Sunday on Old McDuffie Road, authorities said.

Newspapers do not harm the right to fair trial
Human nature being what it is, when we don't get our way, we look for someone to blame. This seems especially true for government officials who are accustomed to managing the flow of information.

Across South Carolina

Officers go after runaway helpers
It's not against the law to be a runaway, but it is illegal to harbor one.

College changes boost SAT scores
In the Palmetto State, where SAT scores are up, college preparation begins in middle school, but it didn't always start that early.

News you can use
SEPT. 22, 1957 APPLING - McDuffie and Columbia counties will get together for a two-county pasture meeting Tuesday.

Aiken will redraw city districts
AIKEN - Aiken officials will continue redistricting discussions Monday because the city grew by more than 25 percent in the past decade, which leaves current voting lines in violation of federal law.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Lynn Smith of Augusta.

Former reporter exposed the Klan
AIKEN - In 1949, before the modern civil rights movement gained momentum, Amelia Knoedler was a slender, 24-year-old journalist who used her pen and voice to fight civil injustice in the sleepy south Georgia town of Unadilla.

Former reporter exposed the Klan

Across South Carolina
ROCK HILL -The state Education Department is developing a new, harder test that high school students will have to pass to get diplomas.

Pursuit of justice catches up 33 years later

Study abroad pushed at UGA

Study abroad pushed at UGA
ATHENS, Ga. - How does Tanzania or Hungary sound? Japan or Argentina? What about Ghana or Norway?

Classic cars draw a crowd

Deep cleaning

Across the area
An Augusta man who told two other customers at Waffle House to "shut up" so he could talk on his cell phone was attacked and shoved through the restaurant window, according to a police report.

Action meets the Arts

Owners show off wheels
Larry Shirley couldn't have asked for a better day to show off his 1970 GTO Coupe.

Across the area

Officers go after runaway helpers

College changes boost SAT scores

Voter list worries linger

Action meets the Arts
Walter Nail usually leaves Augusta this time of year.

News you can use

'Les Mis' is coming to Augusta
It's a really big show.

Newspapers do not harm the right to fair trial

Eyes of a tiger
CHRIS THELEN/STAFFEyes of a tigerAmanda Stiles, 7, has a laugh while looking at her face, painted as a tiger by Isabella Casalino after the circus. The Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus was at the Augusta Mall on Sunday.

Subscriber of the day

Across the southeast
DAVIE, Fla. -Three men who were detained as terrorist suspects on a Florida highway may be allowed to train at the Miami hospital that turned them away after the incident once all the media attention to their case dies down, a hospital official said Sunday.

Owners show off wheels

Deep cleaning
Cleaning day was never so much fun.

Risky business

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Ruth Willard of Aiken.

Parents, volunteers build Girl Scout forts
AIKEN - Camp Cofitachiqui is Girl Scout country.

Ivy hides forgotten bomb shelter
AIKEN - Rumor had it that the city's elected officials would gather there if the big one ever came.

Across the area
A man who said he was a doctor went to two restaurants Saturday seeking a refund on a meal he said made his wife ill.

News you can use
SEPT. 23, 1971 Federal authorities were probing the charred remains of a light plane late Wednesday in an attempt to find out why the aircraft plunged into the house in the early morning hours, killing the pilot and injuring a 16-year-old girl.

Across Georgia
LILBURN -The state Department of Agriculture has shut down a suburban Atlanta bakery after inspectors found roaches crawling on shelves and walls, and rat droppings in cake pans and other places.

Pursuit of justice catches up 33 years later
YORK, Pa. -- For 33 years, Yorkers have worked to improve housing and build bridges between blacks and whites since race riots paralyzed the city for 10 days, leaving black neighborhoods torched and a young black woman and rookie white police officer dead.

Eyes of a tiger

Hollings' last gain is Tech's loss
ATLANTA - His first reaction, as anyone's would be under the circumstances, was to scream.

Johnson ties mark for wins by rookie

NASCAR notebook

NASCAR notebook

NASCAR notebook
DOVER, Del. - A softer tire from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. is supposed to make today's MBNA All-American Heroes 400 more competitive. At the very least, they should pacify most of the drivers.

Japanese driver set to make debut

Johnson ties record with Dover sweep
DOVER, Del. -- When Jimmie Johnson looked in the mirror, Mark Martin was almost to close to see.

Johnson ties record with Dover sweep

NASCAR notebook
DOVER, Del. - No matter what happens in the final eight races, Mark Martin said it won't affect his emotions.

Johnson ties mark for wins by rookie
DOVER, Del. - Fans of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series have been waiting for somebody, anybody, to assert himself in the championship battle.

Japanese driver set to make debut
DOVER, Del. - Just like everywhere else in America, the parking lots at the Dover International Speedway are full of foreign imports.

Falcons rout Bengals

Times change for Spikes

Panthers top Vikings

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Let president act
The last time a President Bush led the United States into battle against Iraq, he did so with his hands tied. The large but fragile United Nations coalition supporting him made certain that he stopped short of toppling Saddam Hussein.

Only God can forgive McIntyre
Regarding Rev. R.C. Herrington's Sept. 12 letter, "Augustans should forgive McIntyre," wherein he promoted Ed McIntyre for mayor: Robbie Golden, Augusta

Convinced America should strike Iraq before they strike us
It has been a year since we Americans were robbed of our sense of security and our children of their innocence. We now find ourselves in a struggle to gain support of our so-called allies in order to deal with the terrorists and the regimes that support them. Michael T. Rogers, Augusta

Put veterans at ease
As the nation reluctantly gathers on the precipice of another war with Saddam Hussein, it is incumbent on America to make certain it has done all it can for veterans of the last encounter in 1991.

Augusta could get worse than it is
What a disappointment. City Administrator George Kolb has stood tall against the hateful racism of Augusta's "Three Stooges" - Commissioners Marion Williams, Lee Beard and Willie Mays. But I see Mr.Kolb has turned coat. This was expected in a business where personal integrity is secondary to ambition. M. Don Williams, Augusta

United States must maintain its resolve toward Iraq
Mark Gelbart's Sept. 16 letter, "Tax cuts are bad for the economy," quoted the adage that "Those who are ignorant of the past are doomed to repeat it." Robert Smock, Hephzibah, Ga.

Truth about SAT
Are Gov. Roy Barnes' education reforms markedly improving students' learning curve in Georgia public schools, as the governor's campaign claims?

Commissioners made right decision
I followed the outcry over Augusta commissioners stopping a bar from opening next to a synagogue. Don Matthews, Augusta

Indians deserve reparations more
Regarding Nicole Ball's Sept. 7 letter, "Why blacks deserve reparations": L. Boyce, Warrenville, S.C.

SATs scores are poor indicators
Again, by statistical contrivance, Georgia is last among the 50 states in SAT scores. It makes for great press, great campaign hand-wringing and unending recriminations for no rational reason. Tom Zwemer, Augusta

Applauds Xtreme article writer
I wish to highly commend Xtreme teen board member, Melanie Killingsworth, on her splendid article, "Getting rid of God helps the terrorists" in the Sept. 10 Augusta Chronicle. Joyce M. Campbell, Augusta

Likes 'Fuzzy' comic
I applaud Get Fuzzy as this month's "trial" for the Chronicle comics page. Darby Conley has been writing the most original and hilarious comic out there for a long time (just last month, Bucky Katt went to face Judge Judy). Renee Reel, Edgefield, S.C.

Catholic pastor invites complaining 'ranter' to Mass
I want to clarify a "Rant & Rave" item published in the Sept. 5 Chronicle. Father John J. Lyons, Augusta

War with Iraq a huge mistake
President George W. Bush seems about to go off the deep end about Iraq. Surely no one would disagree that Saddam Hussein is a menace, but attacking Iraq with the goal of "effecting a regime change" would be the height of insanity. Vernon Johnson, Mesena, Ga.

Burk's jihad
Jihad can be an awfully lonesome business.

Overtime

Overtime

U.S. Davis Cup team comes apart again

U.S. wins doubles to stay alive against France

America's pasttime

Area sports announcements

U.S. wins doubles to stay alive against France
PARIS -- Don't count out the U.S. Davis Cup team just yet.

Overtime
The men's lightweight quadruple sculls crew of Michael Aller (Santa Barbara, Calif.), Tim Larson (North Augusta), John Kennel (Rochester, N.Y.) and Nick Cindrich (Tannersville, Va.) finished sixth Sunday in its final race at the World Rowing Championships in Seville, Spain.

America's pasttime
Dr. Dan Sullivan looks at photos and memorabilia at the baseball field at Julian Smith Casino. A reunion honoring the former youth coach was held Saturday. The Augusta-Richmond County Commission voted last week to name the field for him.

Overtime
Augusta State extended its best start in school history with a 3-0 sweep of Alabama State on Saturday.

U.S. Davis Cup team comes apart again
PARIS -- Andy Roddick and James Blake couldn't change the luck of the United States on the clay at Roland Garros.

Area sports announcements
Sept. 28: There will be vintage car races at the Spartanburg, S.C. Fairgrounds at 1 p.m. There will be a car show for all vintage race cars from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Later that night, the National Vintage Racing Association will be racing at Anderson Speedway at 7 p.m. For more information, call J.B. Day (864) 269-4997 or Berkley Greenway (864) 862-5611.

Outdoors calendar

Cooking wild
Ingredients like tomato and garlic enhance any meatbut can do wondrous things with venison - even a mediocre cut. This European recipe from Philippa Scott's Gourmet Game dates back many decades and is versatile enough to use with Eastern whitetails.

Rangers crack down on dove fields

Rangers crack down on dove fields
There's an old saying that if you're hopelessly lost in the woods, all you have to do is tear up your hunting license and a game warden will appear from nowhere.

Outdoors calendar
MONDAY: The CSRA Flyfishing Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Brandon Wilde Clubhouse, 4275 Owens Road, Evans. Bill Lloyd will discuss knots and leaders. Call 798-3589 for details.

Times change for Spikes
ATLANTA - Takeo Spikes was an eighth-grader in 1990 when the Cincinnati Bengals last had a winning season.

Panthers top Vikings
MINNEAPOLIS -- It's still too early to tell how good the Carolina Panthers really are, but they must have made a few more people believe Sunday.

Falcons rout Bengals
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons didn't have to worry about losing another one at the end. The Cincinnati Bengals were out of it by halftime.

Hollings' last gain is Tech's loss

Companies race to make safe alternative to needles
SAN FRANCISCO - Everybody hates needles. Millions of diabetics aggravate their disease by skipping insulin injections. Countless Americans would rather risk the flu than get inoculated against the virus each year.

Replacement for rechargeable batteries sought
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Cell phones free from nightly recharges. Laptop computers that run and run without needing an outlet. Pocket TVs with enough power to show a Ken Burns documentary.

Microsoft tweaks Xbox Live programs, voices
SEATTLE -- Joshua Johnson loves the action, the graphics and the excitement of playing with other gamers through Microsoft Corp.'s new Xbox Live online video-game service.

Low-cost machines fine for most of us
Jean Lorenzini of Spring Valley, Ill., has some simple needs.

Device will read patients' prescription labels for them
OMAHA, Neb. -- Not all customers at Kohll's Pharmacy read their prescription bottles to learn about their medication. Some listen to them.

Georgia offense ignites

Georgia offense ignites
ATHENS, Ga. - The numbers - 536 total yards, 394 passing yards and a school-record five touchdown passes - showed that Georgia's offense finally played as advertised.

Gamecocks find answers
COLUMBIA - Of course freshman Troy Williamson was frustrated. He had been sitting on the sideline all season and was waiting for his number to be called.

Gamecocks find answers

Odds and ends

Low-cost machines fine for most of us

Device will read patients' prescription labels for them

Replacement for rechargeable batteries sought