Brenly likes Cardinals' chances
ST. LOUIS -- Bob Brenly came away impressed after watching the St. Louis Cardinals sweep his World Series champion Arizona Diamondbacks in the first round of the playoffs.

Twins hold off A's

Twins hold off A's
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Not only are the Minnesota Twins here to stay, now they're going home - to open a most unlikely AL championship series.

Brenly likes Cardinals' chances

Angels' no-name lineup easily beat Yankees
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Wooten, Molina and Gil.

Angels' no-name lineup easily beat Yankees

Students renew debate on animal dissections

CNN headline news changes 'flava' to attract 'hip' viewers
NEW YORK -- Is CNN Headline News down with it? The cable network is trying, judging from an effort emanating from its executive suite to think young.

Odds and ends
NEW ORLEANS -- Workers at the Audubon Zoo had an extra chore as Tropical Storm Isidore came near: They had to chase birds.

Search for world's funniest joke finds a winner (but c'mon, is it really all that funny?)
LONDON -- Drum roll, please - an online search for the world's funniest joke has produced a winner.

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.

Giants rout Braves, tie series
SAN FRANCISCO - Pack up the champagne and party favors. If the bubbly is going to flow again this autumn, it will be at Turner Field.

Braves notebook
SAN FRANCISCO - If one had suggested before the start of the National League Division Series that Vinny Cast

Braves notebook

Giants rout Braves, tie series

Lockhart steps up for Braves

Braves' notebook

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.

How to find a good deal on car insurance

Some good examples of resumes
While Resumania is often entertaining, it also has a greater purpose, which is to emphasize how critical it is, particularly in a competitive job market, to make certain your cover letters and resumes create the best possible impression. This means they must be well-crafted and proofread carefully.

Businesses need succession plans

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.

Investors can find winners - even in growth, tech and telecom funds
NEW YORK -- With nearly every mutual fund category suffering double-digit declines this year, investors might be surprised to learn that some funds aren't doing that badly - by comparison, at least.

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

Holiday spending plan a good idea

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.

Cline: County should have joined authority sooner

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

Some good examples of resumes

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.

Holiday spending plan a good idea
NEW YORK -- Autumn brings with it the approach of an event both loved and dreaded by many Americans - the holiday shopping season.

Funeral retailers reduce expenses for families

Investors can find winners - even in growth, tech and telecom funds

Pocket change

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.

Business calendar

On the move

How to find a good deal on car insurance
Q. I plan to buy a car and need auto insurance. What's the best way to find a reliable insurer at a fair price?

Soccer: Tigers edge Gamecocks

Soccer: Tigers edge Gamecocks
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Dimelon Westerfield's header at the beginning of the second overtime gave Clemson a 2-1 win over South Carolina on Sunday.

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.

Monday morning quarterback

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

Miami near unanimous No. 1 in AP poll
Miami moved closer to becoming a unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, while Florida moved closer to dropping out of the Top 25.

No child-care crisis

Let's not be fools

A second opinion

Let their votes count

TV highlights for the week beginning Monday
"Paralititan Stromeri" sounds like something you'd find on the menu of a fancy restaurant. But if it were, it would be too big to fit on your plate.

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

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?"

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.

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.

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.

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.

Farina, Smart ARE 'The Inlaws'
Movie tough guy Dennis Farina doesn't have to raise his voice. A lift of his eyebrow, a ripple in his calm voice, a slight movement - they're all enough to scare a son-in-law.

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

Fox News Channel takes after CNN's Paula Zahn
NEW YORK -- Shortly before CNN unveiled the new studio it had built in Manhattan for Paula Zahn's "American Morning" last month, a telephone rang at the desk of a reporter.

ABC orders full season for "8 Simple Rules," "Life With Bonnie"
LOS ANGELES -- ABC Television has extended the run of its two Tuesday night sitcoms, "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" and "Life With Bonnie."

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

Gailey: Suggs still the starter, but Bilbo's time could increase
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech quarterback Damarius Bilbo could get more playing time, but he's not ready to be the starter, coach Chan Gailey said Sunday.

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

Eagles demote Keydets

Gailey: Suggs still the starter, but Bilbo's time could increase

Yellow Jackets stumble

Howell breaks through with victory

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.

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.

Howell gets first PGA tour victory
Charles Howell can finally shed the label of being the best young player on the PGA Tour without a victory.

Sorenstam wins Samsung World Championship
VALLEJO, Calif. -- Annika Sorenstam shot a 7-under-par 65 Sunday to pull away from Cristie Kerr and win the Samsung World Championship.

Harrington wins Dunhill Links on second playoff hole

Howell breaks through with victory
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Charles Howell III made a clutch up-and-down birdie on the 15th hole Sunday and beat Brandt Jobe and Scott Hoch by two shots for his first career victory in the final Michelob Championship.

Harrington wins Dunhill Links on second playoff hole
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Padraig Harrington made a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to beat Eduardo Romero and win the Dunhill Links Championship on Sunday.

Days off leave Campbell and Red Devils in a daze

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.

Wild top Thrashers in overtime
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Minnesota's Brad Bombardir scored a power-play goal 24 seconds into overtime to lift the Wild to a 3-2 exhibition win over the Atlanta Thrashers on Sunday.

Wild top Thrashers in overtime

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

Diatribe spews sour grapes, not constructive dialogue

Changing history by misrepresenting racists as heroes

Beggars need meal, not criticism

More programs for registered nurses

How times, and the genders, have changed

Questions critical Gore editorial

Reform needed for voting accuracy

First Friday editorial unproven

'Champ' Walker will give boost to area economy

ABC orders full season for "8 Simple Rules," "Life With Bonnie"

Greek food at festival can be in your kitchen

Traveler's rest

Sweet, tangy homemade relish is a savory Southern tradition

Fox News Channel takes after CNN's Paula Zahn

Candidates must have permission to place political signs

TV highlights for the week beginning Monday

Arts calendar

Sprawling Phoenix retains romance of Old West

Farina, Smart ARE 'The Inlaws'

Lynx training camp report
PRACTICE PLAN: The Lynx went through what coach Jim Burton called a light "recovery practice" Sunday morning at the Augusta Ice Sports Center. "We played the last two nights and just wanted to get the guys on the ice skating and to get (goalie Josh Blackburn) some work," Burton said.

Lynx training camp report

Augusta hopes brothers stay

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.

ECHL notebook

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

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.

Lynx traning camp report

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.

News you can use

Fun-for-all park is now open
Most playgrounds have a sandbox. This one has a sand table.

Across South Carolina

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.

Woman leads Aiken County's 'best-kept secret'

Time clouds day's events
YORK, Pa. - This much is sure: Lillie Belle Allen, a 27-year-old seamstress from Aiken, died in a hail of gunfire July 21, 1969, at the hands of a white mob.

Across Georgia

Airports question runway sacrifice

Fun-for-all park is now open

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

Time clouds day's events

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.

News you can use

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.

Trespasser thought he was at hotel

News you can use
OCT. 7, 1957 AIKEN - State and local law enforcement authorities were conducting a widespread manhunt last night for four prisoners who overpowered a jailer and bolted from Aiken County Jail.

Across the area

Investigators release details of fatal blaze

Walker denies boastful statement

Museum opens doors to past

ASU, MCG plan survey on housing

Across the area

ASU, MCG plan survey on housing
Students from Augusta State University and the Medical College of Georgia could one day be roommates in a college housing complex.

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

Downtown festival caters to children
At their block party, balloons were plentiful, handmade puppets were considered impressive works of art and ice-cold Cokes were the drink of choice.

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

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Jobs, the economy and schools are the most important issues on voters' minds, according to a poll by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and television station WSB.

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.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Black pupils in South Carolina were twice as likely as white pupils to flunk the 2002 Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test.

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.

Across the area
A Martinez house fire that killed a family of three early Friday appears to have been caused by a smoldering cigarette.

Subscriber of the day

Teachers swap cultures
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - The second-grade pupils greeted e

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Robert Johnson of Augusta.

A Run-in with Runoff
Engineers studying erosion at the 2,000-acre Hitchcock Woods will begin their work at the park within three weeks, Aiken Public Works Director Larry Morris said last week.

Walker denies boastful statement
SAVANNAH, Ga. - U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, stumping Sunday for Republican congressional candidate Max Burns, told a crowd of 300 that he met Mr. Burns' opponent when the Democrat boldly introduced himself as the 12th District's next congressman.

Woman leads Aiken County's 'best-kept secret'
Gloria Busch Johnson has dedicated her life to serving her community.

Governor's ads could backfire, GOP rival says

Trespasser thought he was at hotel
Police say a drunken Fort Gordon soldier had an interesting excuse when they found him sleeping in a former Augusta mayor's bedroom Saturday night: He thought he was at the Ramada Inn.

The great mayoral debate

Across the southeast
LEESBURG, Va. -In an isolated farmhouse, a DNA researcher was stabbed 30 times last year, allegedly by a sword-wielding teenager with a mind filled with imaginary voices.

Mayor's race seen as divisive contest

Rants and Raves
THIS IS ANOTHER rant for gas deregulation in Georgia. One of the Georgia natural gas ads states, "When you say heat, we say how high?" I say not very.

Subscriber of the day

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.

Leader knocks growth statute

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.

Event draws record crowd

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Across the southeast

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.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS ANOTHER rant for gas deregulation in Georgia. One of the Georgia natural gas ads states, "When you say heat, we say how high?" I say not very.

NASCAR notebook

Earhardt wins again in Talladega as points race shuffles
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruised to his third straight victory at Talladega Superspeedway in Sunday's EA Sports 500, a race that shook up the tight championship battle.

Marlin's team goes on without him

Earnhardt wins third-straight at Talladega Superspeedway
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Miles per hour or miles per gallon, it doesn't seem to matter at Talladega Superspeedway: Nobody can beat Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Da Matta clinches series championship with win at Miami

Earnhardt wins third-straight at Talladega Superspeedway

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.

Earhardt wins again in Talladega as points race shuffles

NASCAR notebook
TALLADEGA, Ala. - William "Butch" Lucas didn't become a millionaire Sunday. Debra Polzun did.

Da Matta clinches series championship with win at Miami
MIAMI -- Cristiano da Matta clinched the CART series championship Sunday, winning the Grand Prix of the Americas in the slowest race in the circuit's history.

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.

In the Vick of things

Cardinals edge Panthers

Falcons fall to Tampa Bay

Falcons notebook

Bucs beat up on Falcons

Mr. Edward Macuch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Holley    (BATH, S.C.)
Mr. Edward Ergle    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Linda Spivey    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mr. John Barrow    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Miss Holly Spivey    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Maggie Collum    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Harry Spivey    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruby Hall    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Gussie Pullins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Sumpter Adams    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Richard Ware    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mr. John Barrow    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Anna Merritt    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. Hammie Chaplin Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Joyce LLoyd    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mr. Leonard Deaver    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Monteen Langham    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Eva Freeman    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Vera Landgrebe    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Eardine Wright    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Jeanette Land    (North Augusta, S.C.)
Mr. Douglas Ide    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Louise Kitchens    (MITCHELL, Ga.)
Mrs. Louise Kitchens    (MITCHELL, Ga.)
Mrs. Doris Johnson    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
Mr. Ronald Bower    (MCBEAN, Ga.)
Mr. Harvey James    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Sumpter Adams    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Anderson Mixon Sr.    (SFC AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Lee Carpenter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Holley    (BATH, S.C.)
Ms. Laura Clifton    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. Clair Gledhill    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Amanda Cratic    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Lester Wiggins    (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)
Mr. Robert Ealey    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Jeanette Land    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Margaret Fargo    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Rev. Tom Gibbons Sr.    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Ms. Yolanda Grant    (DECATUR, Ga.)
Mrs. Eva Freeman    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Harrell    (GIBSON, Ga.)
Mr. Glenn Duncan    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Hiers    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mrs. Annie Dorn    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Daisy Huff    (STAPLETON, Ga.)
Mr. Samuel Tweed Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mildred Welch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Richard Ware    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Surabian    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Dea. Julius Rogers    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Leonard Deaver    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Samuel Tweed Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Lee Carpenter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Doris Johnson    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
Mr. Dale Bussey    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mr. Barney Lamar Jr.    (AUGUSTA, GA)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Ruth Surabian
Members of Augusta's Lutheran Church of the Resurrection called her "Oma," German for grandmother.

Mrs. Evelyn Yeomans    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Daniel Avery Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Williford    (STAPLETON, Ga.)
Mrs. Jeanette Land (North Augusta, S.C.)

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

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

Mr. Hammie Chaplin Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Sumpter Adams (THOMSON, Ga.)

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Dea. Julius Rogers (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Vera Landgrebe (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Mr. Lee Carpenter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Anderson Mixon Sr. (SFC AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Holley (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Harrell (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Harvey James (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Yeomans (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Monteen Langham (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Williford (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Ms. Laura Clifton (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Ealey (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Eva Freeman (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Lee Carpenter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Kitchens (MITCHELL, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mildred Welch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Holley (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Sumpter Adams (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Yolanda Grant (DECATUR, Ga.)

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

Mr. Edward Macuch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Dorn (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Maggie Collum (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Edward Ergle (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Linda Spivey (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Huff (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Gussie Pullins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Bower (MCBEAN, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas Ide (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Kitchens (MITCHELL, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Joyce LLoyd (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Freeman (THOMSON, Ga.)

Reform needed for voting accuracy
Hanging chads. Butterfly ballots. Voting machines that didn't work. Sandra Wilson, 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

Beggars need meal, not criticism
While I agree with your Sept. 21 editorial, "Begging the issue," about not giving beggars money when they could be directed to available social services, it is my policy to tell them that I will not give them any money but, if they are hungry, I will buy them a meal. Chester A. Heard, Augusta

Changing history by misrepresenting racists as heroes
History is being made or, should I dare say, remade here in Edgefield, S.C. Shamelessly lawless villains are being glorified and their deeds misrepresented by those tied to their past by blood, fraternity or ideology. Robert "Tunk" Martin, Edgefield, S.C.

Let their votes count
Since the beginning, the right to vote has been the cornerstone of our republic. Remember the Founding Fathers' outcry against Britain's "taxation without representation"?

Diatribe spews sour grapes, not constructive dialogue
Regarding Anne Cook's Sept. 17 letter, "George 'Wreck' Bush ruins nation with ineptness, inaction": In her discussion of President George "Wreck" Bush, her diatribe goes beyond the mantle of constructive political dialogue; it emanates an aura of animosity reminiscent of some of the more odious, sour-grapes comments spewed by several of our liberal, Hollywood icons following the 2000 "stolen" elections. Terrence Bedell, Appling, Ga.

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

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

Let's not be fools
Stagnant and sluggish.

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.

More programs for registered nurses
Cindy Lape's letter to the editor, "Article about nursing contained error," in the Sept. 24 Chronicle is incomplete in regard to the subject of registered nurses. Floyd O'Neal, Augusta

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

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

Augustan's disqualification sets up champ

Overtime

Area sports announcments

Overtime

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.

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.

Americans win U.S. Women's Cup
CARY, N.C. -- The United States did all its scoring in a 13-minute span of the second half Sunday in a 4-0 victory over Italy that won the U.S. Women's Cup.

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

Overtime
Miami moved closer to becoming a unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, while Florida moved closer to dropping out of the Top 25.

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.

Lands are open to the public

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.

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

Outdoors calendar

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.

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.

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

Bucs beat up on Falcons
ATLANTA - The artificial turf was wet enough to make Michael Vick change his shoes at halftime Sunday afternoon, and the playing surface at the Georgia Dome didn't cushion the blow of a 20-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Falcons fall to Tampa Bay
ATLANTA -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers scored another defensive touchdown, finally got Keyshawn Johnson into the end zone and knocked out Michael Vick.

Falcons notebook
ATLANTA - Warrick Dunn's debut against his former team was a disaster. The Atlanta Falcons' lost, 20-6 on Sunday afternoon.

Cardinals edge Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A kicker sealed the fate of the Carolina Panthers - although this week, at least it wasn't their own.

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.

Nigerian scam evolves to Internet
Margie Ziereis thought she'd be rich by now. The 45-year-old school bus driver expected to collect $50 million if she allowed three times that amount to be transferred to her bank account for "safekeeping."

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.

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.

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.

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

All-around effort allowed to Georgia to come back
Drenched with sweat in a corridor of Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, Vince Dooley was asked a question that required some thought.

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

Bulldogs remain on track to break SEC drought

Still kickin'

Bulldogs remain on track to break SEC drought
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Mark Richt isn't about to start collecting measurements for championship rings.

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.

All-around effort allowed to Georgia to come back

Two QBs lift Gamecocks

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

South Carolina finally finding its groove

South Carolina finally finding its groove
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- It's like the season's just starting for South Carolina coach Lou Holtz.

Odds and ends

CNN headline news changes 'flava' to attract 'hip' viewers

Search for world's funniest joke finds a winner (but c'mon, is it really all that funny?)

Boating danger stressed

Nigerian scam evolves to Internet

Flu shots will go to black churches

Health officials say smallpox vaccine should be rolled out slowly

Telephone counseling helps smokers quit