Diamondbacks look to avoid first-round sweep

Diamondbacks look to avoid first-round sweep
ST. LOUIS - The defending World Series champion Arizona Diamondbacks are facing first-round elimination and they don't have one of their aces to bail them out.

Wells happy to be in playoffs
ANAHEIM, Calif. - After three years out of the playoffs, David Wells is happy to be back with the New York Yankees.

Lots of long balls in playoffs

Athletics top Twins

Lots of long balls in playoffs
Meet baseball's version of Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside - Ray Durham and Scott Hatteberg.

Wells happy to be in playoffs

Athletics top Twins
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Oakland Athletics found a great way to quiet that noisy Metrodome - hitting home runs, both in and out of the park.

Students renew debate on animal dissections

Maddux must prove himself in postseason
SAN FRANCISCO -- Greg Maddux and Cy Young - yep, THAT Cy Young - are the only pitchers in major league history to win 15 games in 15 straight seasons.

Braves' notebook
SAN FRANCISCO - Atlanta manager Bobby Cox's lineup for Saturday's Game 3 raised more than a few eyebrows among players, fans and the media.

Lockhart steps up for Braves
SAN FRANCISCO - When Keith Lockhart reached the visiting clubhouse Saturday morning at Pac Bell Park and glanced at the lineup, he figured he'd see Mark DeRosa's name at second base.

Braves face tough task
SAN FRANCISCO - Before the Atlanta Braves can return to the National League Championship Series for the seventh time in eight years, they'll have to turn up the heat in a stadium where the outgoing breeze is usually measured in double digits and pitchers can hear boat horns awaiting a splashdown.

Lockhart steps up for Braves

Braves face tough task

Maddux must prove himself in postseason

Braves' notebook

Funeral retailers reduce expenses for families
For two years after his son was killed, Richard Williams Sr. grieved over a patch of grass.

Businesses need succession plans
More than 90 percent of U.S. businesses are owned and managed by families. It is estimated that more than half will never make it to the second generation.

Vans travel between airports

Business calendar
Tuesday: Course on starting your own business; brief overview of the many aspects of being in business for yourself; University of Georgia Business Outreach Services Small Business Development Center Network, 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $35; call 737-1790.

Cline: County should have joined authority sooner
This week, the Augusta Commission approved Richmond County's entry into the multi-county CSRA Unified Development Authority.

Stocks fall on earnings warnings, economy concerns

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT WESTINGHOUSE SAVANNAH RIVER CO. OWNER: Washington Group International Inc. of Boise, Idaho

Publix recalls meat after E. coli outbreak
SARASOTA, Fla. - Publix Super Markets Inc. has voluntarily withdrawn ground beef from its stores in several states, including Georgia and South Carolina, after an outbreak of the E. coli bacteria in Minnesota.

On the move
Maria A. Beard has joined the Augusta Task Force for the Homeless as a case manager for homeless clients. A graduate of Arkansas State University, Ms. Beard worked for the Arkansas Department of Human Services for 10 years, eight as a family services worker for the Division of Children and Family Services. She brings case management experience and computer skills that allow her to be a trainer for the task force's centralized case management computer system, Pathways.

Could earnings reports spark relief rally? Analysts say maybe

Businesses need succession plans

Business briefs
SAN FRANCISCO - Manufacturers are taking their case to the White House to press for President Bush's intervention in the labor dispute that has shut down 29 West Coast ports and could sap billions from the economy.

Stocks fall on earnings warnings, economy concerns
NEW YORK -- More mixed economic news and warnings from EMC and Schering-Plough sent stocks tumbling Friday as investors decided yet again they were better off staying away from the market. The Dow Jones industrials fell 188 points to hit a nearly five-year low.

Unemployment down even as economy loses jobs
WASHINGTON -- The nation's unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 5.6 percent in September, even as the economy lost jobs for the first time in five months, highlighting the difficulties some workers and businesses are confronting given the uneven economic recovery.

Business briefs

On the move

Unemployment down even as economy loses jobs

Business calendar

Pocket change

Could earnings reports spark relief rally? Analysts say maybe
NEW YORK -- As bad as the outlook for the stock market seems, there might be some mild relief for investors in the coming weeks - provided third-quarter earnings turn out to be even modestly better than expected.

Funeral retailers reduce expenses for families

Cline: County should have joined authority sooner

Vans travel between airports
Applying makeup and typing out work messages, Joanna Masten sails down Interstate 20 without swerving off the road.

Younger Bowden not hanging head over loss to Daddy

Tigers don't feel special leaving Tallahassee
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Entering this season, Tommy Bowden had yet to see one of his teams give up a kickoff return for a touchdown in his five-year coaching career.

Tigers don't feel special leaving Tallahassee

Younger Bowden not hanging head over loss to Daddy
CLEMSON, S.C. -- For a change, Clemson's Tommy Bowden doesn't have to hang his head after losing to Daddy's Florida State Seminoles.

Arkansas, Tennessee look to avoid second SEC loss
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee quarterback Casey Clausen knew his team could rally from seven points down at halftime to beat Rutgers by three touchdowns a week ago.

Game of the week
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: In this week's SEC showdown, Georgia hopes to win in Tuscaloosa for the first time in eight tries. Alabama is supremely confident after a dominating 30-12 win at Arkansas last week.

Game of the week

Gators fall in shocker
OXFORD, Miss. - Just when it looked like Florida coach Ron Zook had quieted the skeptics in Gator Nation, Mississippi gave them something new to complain about.

Arkansas, Tennessee look to avoid second SEC loss

The bioterror battle

Kill reform nightmare

A second opinion

A wise delay

No child-care crisis

Traveler's rest
Martha Reagan has filled her 2,100-square-foot Augusta home with decor from all over the world - a rug from Turkey, a plate from Japan, wooden figures from Poland.

Arts calendar
GREEK FESTIVAL: noon to 6 p.m. today, 10th Street, between Greene and Telfair streets; features Greek food, bazaar, professional Greek dancers and a band; free; 724-1087.

Greek food at festival can be in your kitchen
If you didn't get enough of the tasty food at this weekend's Greek Festival, don't dismay. You can whip up some Greek specialties at home with recipes from the annual event sponsored by the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity.

Candidates must have permission to place political signs
Dear Carson: Please enlighten me as to the proper etiquette of erecting political signs in front of people's private homes. I returned one day to find the sign of a candidate I am not in favor of in my front yard. - Political Propriety

Fright night
With nearly 10 years of experience scaring the bejesus out of people, John Carter has seen it all - people clutching their chests, the terrified faces and the occasional wetting of pants.

Sprawling Phoenix retains romance of Old West
PHOENIX - Not long ago a friend of mine was eagerly packing for a trip Phoenix. I asked him, "What's the attraction of a city that brings to mind stately cactus, canyons and desert critters?"

Sweet, tangy homemade relish is a savory Southern tradition
Belinda Peebles grew up making pear relish.

Eagles demote Keydets
STATESBORO, Ga. - Saturday was Georgia Southern's annual Military Depreciation Day

Georgia Southern alumni get together under red flag
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Follow that flag, and it won't lead you to a defiant rival fan.

Yellow Jackets stumble
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech couldn't have asked for a better opening drive.

Tech's men on the run
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech knows what it's going to get today when Wake Forest comes to Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Eagles demote Keydets

Yellow Jackets stumble

Tech's men on the run

Golf roundup
VALLEJO, Calif. -- Annika Sorenstam shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Cristie Kerr after the third round of the Samsung World Championship.

Kerr takes one-shot lead over Sorenstam
VALLEJO, Calif. -- Cristie Kerr capped a course-record 64 with her second eagle of the round Friday and took a one-shot lead over Annika Sorenstam after two rounds of the Samsung World Championship.

Kerr takes one-shot lead over Sorenstam

Mickelson, Toms to represent United States

Weill wants women to join Augusta National
The chairwoman of a women's group pushing Augusta National Golf Club to admit female members said Saturday she was "encouraged" by Citigroup Chairman Sanford Weill's support for the issue.

Mickelson, Toms to represent United States
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The United States will go into next month's EMC World Cup in Mexico as the top seed among the 18 participating nations, even though Tiger Woods has decided that he won't play.

Days off leave Campbell and Red Devils in a daze

Commerce coach could be next Larry Campbell

Aquinas shutout by Twiggs County

Strom Thurmond loses in OT

Swainsboro tops Liberty

Thomson stays unbeaten

Westside, Ellison romp

Screven rolls past Tattnall

Blackville-Hilda stomps North

Curtis Baptist falls to Bulloch Academy

Evans comes up short against Lithonia

Laney wins region opener

Wardlaw tops Carolina County

South Aiken suffers first defeat

Hornets put hurt on Chavous' return

Lakeside, Ellison romp

Glenn Hills continues surprise start vs. Lakeside

Silverbluff tops Jasper

Loss stalls Campbell's record bid

Lakeside, Ellison romp
When told of his rushing total in Friday night's win over Richmond Academy, Aundra Ellison reacted as if he had been sent to detention.

Commerce coach could be next Larry Campbell
COMMERCE, Ga. - Larry Campbell has made history several times during his illustrious career at Lincoln County.

Swainsboro tops Liberty
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Raja Andrews caught two passes, both for long touchdowns, as Swainsboro beat winless Liberty County.

Westside, Ellison romp
When told of his rushing total in Friday night's win over Richmond Academy, Aundra Ellison reacted as if he had been sent to detention.

Aquinas shutout by Twiggs County
Class A powerhouse Twiggs County recorded its sixth straight shutout, this time against Aquinas in the Region 7-A opener for both teams.

Wardlaw tops Carolina County
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Kevin Molony went over the 200-mark in rushing and had three touchdowns as Wardlaw Academy scored an eight-man football victory over Carolina County.

Evans comes up short against Lithonia
Evans dropped a heartbreaker, losing to Lithonia in a Region 7-AAAAA game.

Thomson stays unbeaten
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Luther Welsh was impressed with his team's ground game during Thomson's 49-14 defeat of Burke County on Friday night.

Days off leave Campbell and Red Devils in a daze
It was obvious to Lincoln County coach Larry Campbell that he'd been outcoached by Commerce's Steve Savage when the Tigers beat the Red Devils 28-6 Friday night.

Silverbluff tops Jasper
RIDGELAND, S.C. - De'Angelo Bryant tossed three touchdown passes, two of them to Marckel Washington, as Silver Bluff opened its Region 5-AA schedule with a victory over Jasper County.

Glenn Hills continues surprise start vs. Lakeside
Glenn Hills climbed another rung up the Region 3-AAAA ladder with a 14-6 win Friday at Lakeside, while the Panthers have fallen into the region basement and might not get back up.

Loss stalls Campbell's record bid
COMMERCE, Ga. - In the bus on the way to Tiger Field, it was never mentioned. In the locker room before the game, it was never discussed.

Screven rolls past Tattnall
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Special teams and spectacular runs by James Howard carried unbeaten Screven County past Tattnall County in a Region 2-AAA game.

Laney wins region opener
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Whatever concerns the Laney coaching staff had about starting a sophomore at quarterback this season, Dominique Walker continues to put their mind at ease.

South Aiken suffers first defeat
AIKEN - Rashad Hunter did everything he could to keep South Aiken's perfect season intact Friday night.

Hornets put hurt on Chavous' return
There was no Hollywood ending to the game that marked the grand return of Aiken legend Barney Chavous to his hometown.

Hawks wallop Harlem
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Washington County's ground attack churned out more than 300 yards in the first half and its defense frustrated Harlem en route to a 40-10 Region 3-AAA victory Friday night.

Hephzibah takes overtime victory
HEPHZIBAH - Greenbrier lost starting quarterback Brooks Robinson to a broken collarbone last week in its win against Butler, and that might have been the difference this week.

Strom Thurmond loses in OT
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Jamie McLord kicked a 20-yard field goal in overtime to lift A.C. Flora past Strom Thurmond in the Region 5-AAA opener for both teams.

Curtis Baptist falls to Bulloch Academy
STATESBORO, Ga. - Bulloch Academy's Lawson Deal went over the 3,000-yard mark in career rushing as Bulloch Academy handled Curtis Baptist.

Blackville-Hilda stomps North
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Quarterback Brandon Isaac made the most of his pass completions as Blackville-Hilda ran its Region 5-A record to 2-0 with a victory over North.

Students renew debate on animal dissections
My mother was her high school class salutatorian.

Fight disrupts First Friday activities
They came, they partied, and they ruined First Friday. That was the consensus of many who witnessed the hordes of people crowding downtown Augusta, the fights and the vandalism after the event Friday.

How times, and the genders, have changed

Knows Hall to be ethical, fair

Democrats should be elected

First Friday editorial unproven

'Champ' Walker will give boost to area economy

Questions critical Gore editorial

Bush doing his best to run country

Sprawling Phoenix retains romance of Old West

Arts calendar

Traveler's rest

Greek food at festival can be in your kitchen

Sweet, tangy homemade relish is a savory Southern tradition

Candidates must have permission to place political signs

ECHL notebook

ECHL notebook
A handful of East Coast Hockey League rules were changed this year and the Augusta Lynx were given a crash course in one of them during Friday's 4-0 preseason loss to Columbia.

Augusta hopes brothers stay
Big brother stands a menacing 6-foot-6, while little brother is an equally intimidating 6-4.

Lynx traning camp report

Augusta hopes brothers stay

Lynx training camp report
The Lynx went through a light pregame skate at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center to get ready for Friday night's preseason opener against the Columbia Inferno at Carolina Coliseum.

Lynx traning camp report
PRACTICE PLAN: The Lynx went through an intense 90-minute practice in the morning, then faced the Columbia Inferno in their second preseason game Saturday night at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

Lynx training camp report

Longshot looking to make Lynx

Longshot looking to make Lynx
To tell Eric Bowen he's a longshot to make the Augusta Lynx opening-night roster is nothing he hasn't heard before.

Governor's ads could backfire, GOP rival says
ATLANTA - For the past year, the huge pile of cash in Gov. Roy Barnes' re-election account has been the 800-pound gorilla of Georgia politics.

Airport gives security update
A year after Daniel Field airport made post-Sept. 11 changes in operation procedures, airport Manager Willis Boshears said he has re-sent a year-old memo to remind people of the airport's security measures.

Hospital joins cancer group

Museum opens doors to past

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Federal officials accused a Nigerian man Friday of faking his wife's death to cash in on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Airports question runway sacrifice

Bank robbed
Columbia County investigators gather at the scene of a bank robbery at the Regions Bank

The great mayoral debate

Out-of-control crowds mar downtown festival
Augusta Mayor Bob Young made it very clear Saturday that rowdiness during or after First Friday will not be tolerated.

The great mayoral debate
Among Augusta mayoral candidates Saturday, there was no shortage of opinions on how to give the city an economic shot in the arm.

Across the area
Scoffing at the idea that a man cannot tell the difference between a young teenager and an 18-year-old, Judge Albert M. Pickett sentenced an Augusta man to serve three years in prison Friday.

Children get taste of flight
Mariah Mattox, 11, and her little sister Bailey, 6, were more than excited as they waited for their first plane rides.

Deadline nears to register
More than 80,000 residents are registered to vote in Augusta, according to the Board of Elections. Many are regular voters and longtime residents. Others registered to vote when receiving their driver's license locally.

Governor's ads could backfire, GOP rival says

News you can use
Oct. 6, 1976 AIKEN - Donnie J. Williams is no longer administrator of Aiken County. By a 4-3 vote, he was fired from his position at the conclusion of a public hearing last night.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Two Georgians, former Sen. Sam Nunn and former President Jimmy Carter, are on the short list for the Nobel Peace Prize this year.

Project's volunteers help repair homes

Historic lighthouse draws plans for cultural center
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - One of the South's best known lighthouses could soon take on an even larger role as a community, cultural and historical center, Coastal Georgia Historical Society officials say.

News you can use

News you can use
Dr. Justine W. Washington, a Paine College professor, qualified yesterday to seek the Fourth Ward seat on the Richmond County Board of Education, making a two-way race out of three of the four seats to be filled during the November election.

Police radios pick up less-than-urgent calls
AIKEN - Apparently he just couldn't wait.

Across South Carolina

Martinez fire kills 3

Hospital may ask doctor to repay

Across the area
A Waynesboro, Ga., man was killed Saturday in a two-car collision at Rosier and Rocky Creek roads.

Charter schools await records

Hospital may ask doctor to repay
GREENWOOD, Miss. - A Greenwood hospital will seek repayment of incentives given to an obstetrician to relocate if the doctor can't live up to the deal, an official says.

Across the Southeast

Museum opens doors to past
AIKEN - Rick Huston has an eye for glass.

Across the area

Low PACT scores show strides left for schools
The release of the 2002 Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test scores shows that Aiken County schools face many hurdles to meet the standards set by President Bush's No Child Left Behind Act.

Rants and raves
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Cheney pays visit to support Burns
Vice President Dick Cheney vowed he came to Augusta for one reason only Friday - to make "absolutely certain" Max Burns is elected to Congress next month.

Cheney pays visit to support Burns

Grant offers teachers lesson in history
In the next three years, 171 Richmond County teachers will return to the classroom to study the nation's history.

News you can use

Rants and raves
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Election study ties cash limits to competition

Martinez fire kills 3
Three members of a Martinez family died when their home burned early Friday morning.

Evans girl gives hair to charity

Across the Southeast
GATLINBURG, Tenn. -Yosemite Superintendent David Mihalic, widely expected to become the next superintendent of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, instead will retire.

Schools fight for 'South'

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Emory R. Frances of Augusta.

Across the area

Fans get chance to visit museum
HARLEM - Merle Hardy Childs, of Forsyth, Ga., and Margaret Hardy Bledsoe, of Johnston, S.C., traveled to Harlem for the first time Saturday to visit a museum with family ties.

Leader knocks growth statute

GBI will confirm victims' identity
The victims of a Friday night crash on Georgia Highway 56 at Goshen Road are thought to be two, young white males from the Hephzibah area, authorities said.

Subscriber of the day

Investigators release details of fatal blaze
A fire in Martinez that killed three members of the Spivey family was still being investigated Saturday, but officials were closer to putting together the pieces of the Friday morning blaze.

Mayor's race seen as divisive contest

Event draws record crowd
In its 12 years of existence, Augusta's Greek Festival has gotten bigger and better, one of its organizers said Saturday afternoon.

Investigators release details of fatal blaze

Across South Carolina
WESTMINSTER -A former Westminster police lieutenant, who two years ago resigned after being charged with domestic violence, has killed his wife and himself, authorities say.

Truck collision, fire kill two motorists

Leader knocks growth statute
AIKEN - A tool once used to attract development has cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars and will cost thousands more when Woodside Plantation begins developing its third phase in coming months.

Man testifies against ex-mayor in race riot trial

Low PACT scores show strides left for schools

Deadline nears to register

Election study ties cash limits to competition
ATLANTA - Georgia's high campaign-contribution limits helped make the state's political races among the nation's least competitive, according to a study released this week by a good-government group.

Fight disrupts First Friday activities

Airports question runway sacrifice
The Augusta Aviation Commission's decision to make Bush Field a one-airstrip airport by eliminating the crosswind runway seems to go against the grain of conventional thinking in the industry.

Bank robbed

Hospital joins cancer group
SAVANNAH, Ga. - In a move expected to boost cancer research in eastern Georgia and South Carolina, Savannah health officials have signed onto a partnership with a major cancer center in Florida.

Man testifies against ex-mayor in race riot trial
YORK, Pa. - A former police officer accused in the shooting death of a black South Carolina woman during the city's 1969 race riots gave bullets to a man who admitted last year that he shot at the victim's car, a witness testified Friday.

Schools fight for 'South'
SAVANNAH, Ga. - There's a new civil war taking place in the United States. But the battleground for this latest entanglement lies entirely to the south of the Mason-Dixon line.

Event draws record crowd

Across the Southeast
BATON ROUGE, La. -Louisiana had six new West Nile virus cases last week - the state's lowest weekly total since the epidemic began. And back-to-back storms Isidore and Lili may help keep the numbers down, the state epidemiologist says.

Truck collision, fire kill two motorists
Authorities this morning were trying to identify the charred remains of two people killed in a fiery crash on Georgia Highway 56 and Goshen Road late Friday night, authorities said.

Evans girl gives hair to charity
Anna Beth Fazio is not the same girl today as she was nine days ago. The Riverside Elementary School third-grader had long brown hair that reached down her back to the bend of her elbow. Now it's cropped into a neat, short bob.

Playwright's work will come to life in Aiken
AIKEN - It will be the first time that emerging playwright Sarah Hammond has seen her words come to life on stage.

Mayor's race seen as divisive contest
Augusta is a house divided. Voters say the city needs a mayor who can heal the racial rift, but with one black candidate, three white men and one white woman vying for the seat, the race is expected to widen the divide.

Charter schools await records
South Carolina Department of Education officials said Friday that Aiken County's two new charter schools and the county's public schools must develop a means to communicate.

Project's volunteers help repair homes
An estimated 1,050 volunteers helped repair 96 houses Friday as part of Project Vision.

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH -Several bikers are sending e-mails urging others to skip the annual motorcycle rally along the Grand Strand.

Weekly prep game has become staple
When Bill Botham first pitched the idea of showcasing local high school football games on Jones Intercable back in 1990, he wasn't sure if he could convince the company to take on a project that had no chance of being profitable.

Split championship is possibility in NASCAR

Split championship is possibility in NASCAR
TALLADEGA, Ala. - As crazy as the race for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship has been this year, it would be fitting if the best driver and the best team are from two different garages.

Marlin ready to make switch to HANS in 2003
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Sterling Marlin won't be racing in the EA Sports 500, but the second-generation NASCAR star was the center of attention Friday at Talladega Superspeedway.

NASCAR notebook

Kenseth could make millionaire of Harlem man
TALLADEGA, Ala. - It took awhile for William "Butch" Lucas to realize his chance to win $1 million wasn't a cruel joke.

NASCAR notebook
TALLADEGA, Ala. - No matter how they try to put the brakes on speed or break traffic into smaller, more manageable groups, race teams still work overtime to get around the restrictions at the Talladega Superspeedway.

Kenseth could make millionaire of Harlem man

Marlin ready to make switch to HANS in 2003

Marlin's team goes on without him

Marlin's team goes on without him
TALLADEGA, Ala. - The meeting Saturday afternoon on the Coors Light transporter set the strategy for rookie driver Jamie McMurray in today's EA Sports 500.

In the Vick of things

Mrs. Carol Milleson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Joseph Cotter    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Beard    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. Glenn Duncan    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Juanita Fillman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Eva Freeman    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Harry Spivey    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Rev. Tom Gibbons Sr.    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Mr. Daniel Avery Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Clair Gledhill    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Leonard Deaver    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Ruth Holley    (BATH, S.C.)
Mrs. Monteen Langham    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Annie Dorn    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Ms. Latrice Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Harvey James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Barry Swingler Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Doris Johnson    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
Mrs. Dicie Briscoe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Louise Kitchens    (MITCHELL, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Donald Fore
Donald Fore was a decorated Vietnam veteran and an inspiration to young people.

Mrs. Jeanette Land    (North Augusta, S.C.)
Mr. Leonard Deaver    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Vera Landgrebe    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Mamie Duncan    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Mrs. Monteen Langham    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Ruth Surabian
Members of Augusta's Lutheran Church of the Resurrection called her "Oma," German for grandmother.

Mrs. Jeanette Land    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Joyce LLoyd    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mrs. Joyce LLoyd    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mrs. Anna Merritt    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. John Reid    (APPLING, Ga.)
Mrs. Gussie Pullins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Mary Smith    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
Mr. Harry Spivey    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Surabian    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Miss Holly Spivey    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mr. William Tench    (MOREHEAD CITY, N.C.)
Mr. George Foster Jr.    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Vera Beasley    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mrs. Etha Gleaton    (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Sumpter Adams    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Linda Spivey    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mr. John Barrow    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Ruth Surabian    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mr. Lee Carpenter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Samuel Tweed Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Amanda Cratic     (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Richard Ware    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mr. Dale Bussey    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Mildred Welch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lillie Douglas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Janie Haley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Carlos Everett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Eliza Hammond    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Mrs. Gertrude Fisher    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Tom Howard Jr    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Lee Carpenter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Lee Carpenter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clair Gledhill (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Joyce LLoyd (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie Haley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Barrow (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Jeanette Land (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Glenn Duncan (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Leonard Deaver (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Daniel Avery Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Etha Gleaton (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Samuel Tweed Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Juanita Fillman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Tom Gibbons Sr. (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Dicie Briscoe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanette Land (North Augusta, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Surabian (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Dale Bussey (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Tom Howard Jr (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Spivey (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Harry Spivey (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. George Foster Jr. (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Douglas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Welch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Reid (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Sumpter Adams (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Carlos Everett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard Deaver (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Barry Swingler Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Freeman (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Vera Beasley (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Kitchens (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Duncan (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Harry Spivey (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce LLoyd (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Johnson (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

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How times, and the genders, have changed
Martha Burk, chairwoman of the National Council of Women's Organizations, is stirring up controversy because the Augusta National Golf Club would like to remain an all-men's club. Clay A. Ghann, Augusta

'Champ' Walker will give boost to area economy
I am writing to express my support for Charles "Champ" Walker Jr. for U.S. House of Representatives. Tyrone A. Shanks, Augusta

First Friday editorial unproven
After reading the Sept. 20 editorial "Don't choke the party," regarding Artist Row's popular First Friday event, I am disturbed that you would offer an opinion without a clear concept of the issues we downtown merchants are dealing with in trying to make sure a good time is had by all without compromising public safety or negatively affecting businesses further on down Broad Street. Carless Gay, Augusta

Bush doing his best to run country
Regarding Anne Cook's Sept. 17 letter, "George 'Wreck' Bush ruins nation with ineptness, inaction," I totally disagree with every point she made. I may be 13 years old, but I'm not stupid. Brittny Hopkins, North Augusta, S.C.

No child-care crisis
The most successful reform of the Clinton era - welfare-to-work - has been renewed by the GOP-controlled House, but the Democrat-led Senate seems bent on letting it die of neglect.

Knows Hall to be ethical, fair
Although I do not personally know Sen. Charles Walker, D-Augusta, much of what I have heard about him, including comments from prominent black leaders, causes me concern. I have known Randy Hall for more than 16 years and hold him in the highest regard. William H. Jones Jr., Martinez, Ga.

The bioterror battle
Shortly after Sept. 11's infamous attacks, news commentators began to discuss biological warfare. Then came the anthrax scare - real bioterrorism - and prognosticators began to talk about the greater danger of smallpox.

Kill reform nightmare
Please, federal courts, put the campaign finance law out of its misery before it turns our nation into either a laughingstock or a petty dictatorship.

Questions critical Gore editorial
In your Sept. 25 editorial, "Yuck! Gore's back," concerning former Vice President Al Gore's comments about the impending war in Iraq, you state, "All year long, Democrats harangued Bush for beating the drums of war ..." Really? Who exactly? Patrick Brown, Augusta

A wise delay
"I think it's the wrong time. We want to get where we need to be, but we can't get there overnight."

A second opinion
The public knows editorial writers aren't rocket scientists, but it took last

Democrats should be elected
The Sept. 27 editorial "Daschle outrageous,"and Robert B. Heynneman's diatribe letter against Democrats (Sept. 27, "Democrats should begin to think and act as Americans") are exactly why Democratic candidates such as Max Cleland, Champ Walker, David Bell, Pete Warren, Charles Walker and the Democratic slate for governor and state officers should be elected on Nov. 5. Lowell Greenbaum, Augusta

Weekly prep game has become staple

Davenport, Mauresmo reach Kremlin Cup semifinals

Overtime

Augustan's disqualification sets up champ

Jones moves closer to possible heavyweight title fight

Sports digest

Overtime

Area sports announcments

Davenport, Mauresmo reach Kremlin Cup semifinals
MOSCOW -- Lindsay Davenport came back to beat Elena Bovina 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 Friday to reach the semifinals of the $2.2 million Kremlin Cup.

Overtime
Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson was hospitalized with chills and a high fever and will not attend Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Overtime
A radio station suspended a disc jockey who called Darryl Kile's widow in an on-air prank and asked if she had a date to Thursday's playoff game.

Jones moves closer to possible heavyweight title fight
Roy Jones Jr. is closer to a possible move up to heavyweight to fight WBA champion John Ruiz. Yet a number of hurdles remain before the fight can be scheduled, including promoter Don King's ability to get a big enough site fee to make it profitable.

Area sports announcments
Oct. 19: Baseball tryouts for the 2003 Augusta Diamondbacks traveling baseball team for ages 9 and under will be at 11 a.m. For more information, call (706) 564-7012 or (706) 796-7239.

Sports digest
"This was no way to act on national television. Denver lost its composure and a large measure of respect. The Broncos acted like punks." - Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post, ridiculing the Broncos after their 34-23 loss to the Baltimore Ravens

Augustan's disqualification sets up champ
All Ray Whitfield could do Saturday night was sit and watch.

Davenport, Maleeva reach final at Kremlin Cup
MOSCOW -- Top-seeded Marat Safin and five-time defending champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov were upset in Saturday's semifinals of the $2.2 million Kremlin Cup.

Lands are open to the public

Lands are open to the public
Dwayne Reigle has a simple name for his favorite hunting spot.

Cooking wild
Small waterfowl, particularly teal and wood duck, abound in areas such as Phinizy Swamp Wildlife Management Area, where my friend Chip Fiske hunts each winter. Mr. Fiske's wife, Joy, prepared this fine dish recently at their home.

Catch of the day

Catch of the day
Matt Rhoden, 17, caught this 29-pound, stew-sized catfish during a recent trip to South Carolina's Santee-Cooper lakes.

Outdoors calendar

Early bird gets the goose
It seemed like the perfect morning: five hunters, two spreads of decoys, plenty of steel shot and three farm ponds surrounded by sprouting rye.

Outdoors calendar
THURSDAY: Quail Unlimited's Augusta Chapter will hold its annual banquet at Augusta Country Club. Contact Michael Brown, (706) 829-2410 for details or e-mail mm.brown7@comcast.net.

In the Vick of things
ATLANTA - Michael Vick says he hasn't seen the latest statistics. He has no interest in comparing himself to other NFL quarterbacks.

Man on a mission
Mr. Cheeks is a missionary to the inner city. He lends his musical talents to Kids Kamps he organizes for Christ Central Ministries, such as those at Seeds of Hope Worship Center on Laney-Walker Boulevard and another this past summer at Christ Central in Aiken.

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.

Love can defeat church terrorists
Have you heard about the church terrorist groups that have been operating in our area? Three of the largest groups have made their way into nearly every church. They are Bin Arguing, Bin Fighting and Bin Complaining. Their plan is to come into the church disguised as Christians and work within the church to discourage, disrupt and destroy.

Prolific artist creates music to reach God
Christian songwriter and author Michael Card learned the meaning of art from the pages of the Gospels.

Faith digest
Baked treats, jewelry and accessories, holiday crafts and flower arrangements are a few of the items to be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the old-fashioned country market at Martinez United Methodist Church, 3614 Washington Road. For more information, call 863-6541

Organic food companies dispute 'misleading' anti-biotech labels
SAN FRANCISCO -- Spectrum Organic Products Inc. works so hard to ensure the food it sells is free from genetically modified organisms that it sends employees as far as France to purchase corn oil guaranteed to be untainted by biotechnology.

Flu shots will go to black churches
SAVANNAH, Ga. - With the flu season beginning this week, health officials in Sa-vannah have announced an innovative drive to immunize black residents.

Health officials say smallpox vaccine should be rolled out slowly
WASHINGTON -- Smallpox vaccine should be offered first to all those who work in hospital emergency rooms, then to about 10 million health care and emergency workers, and eventually to the general public, top federal health officials said.

Music companies seek names of alleged music pirates
WASHINGTON -- Music companies tried to persuade a judge Friday to let them obtain the names of people suspected of trading music files online without going to court first, a move that could dictate how copyright holders deal with Internet piracy in the future.

Boating danger stressed
Richard Boroski was cruising along when it hit him.

Powerful chips
Fred Weber, Advanced Micro Devices' chief technology officer, looks at the architecture drawings of the new AMD chip at AMD headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

Telephone counseling helps smokers quit
A decade after California became the first of 33 states to set up "quitlines" for smokers, a study found that telephone counseling works for those who want to kick the habit.

Still kickin'
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Pat Dye said they weren't man enough. Other skeptics said their offense wasn't prolific enough. An 0-7 record in Tuscaloosa suggested they weren't bold enough.

Georgia hoping for breakout offensive game
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Georgia's offensive statistics aren't particularly scary - and that's what frightens Carl Torbush.

Still kickin'

UGA notebook
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - After Georgia punted to Alabama with 5:27 left and the Crimson Tide leading 25-24, Bulldogs coach Mark Richt stopped his defense's leaders on the sideline for a quick chat.

UGA notebook

Former Washington County players want victory in Tuscaloosa

Georgia hoping for breakout offensive game

Former Washington County players want victory in Tuscaloosa
ATHENS, Ga. - Terrence Edwards and Derek Sanders have been looking forward to today since the two left Washington County High.

Mississippi State ready for Jenkins
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- This time, Mississippi State says its ready for South Carolina quarterback Corey Jenkins.

Two QBs lift Gamecocks

Two QBs lift Gamecocks
COLUMBIA - The two fit together on one chair bathed in the lights of television cameras.

Mississippi State ready for Jenkins

Boating danger stressed

Organic food companies dispute 'misleading' anti-biotech labels

Flu shots will go to black churches

Powerful chips

Health officials say smallpox vaccine should be rolled out slowly

Music companies seek names of alleged music pirates

Telephone counseling helps smokers quit

Prolific artist creates music to reach God

Man on a mission

Faith and fellowship calendar

Faith digest