Mays ready to rebound from rocky ALDS start

Mays ready to rebound from rocky ALDS start
MINNEAPOLIS -- Following a rough outing in Minnesota's Game 2 division series loss to Oakland last week, Joe Mays believed he'd get another start this postseason.

Brenly likes Cardinals' chances

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

Cardinals likely to give Williams a shot in Game 2
ST. LOUIS -- Woody Williams will probably get a shot at starting in the NL championship series for the St. Louis Cardinals after missing the division series with a pulled muscle in his left side.

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.

Cardinals likely to give Williams a shot in Game 2

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.

Angels' no-name lineup easily beat Yankees

Twins hold off A's

Mayoral candidates put themselves on the line

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.

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.

Braves notebook

Giants top Braves, advance to NLCS

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - Hitting coach Terry Pendleton planned to pull his hitters aside before the start of Monday night's Game 5 and reiterate a philosophy he's stressed all season.

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

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - Hitting coach Terry Pendleton planned to pull his hitters aside before the start of Monday night's Game 5 and reiterate a philosophy he's stressed all season.

Braves notebook

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.

Giants rout Braves, tie series

Braves notebook

Giants top Braves, advance to NLCS
ATLANTA - Put the bats and balls away, there are no more days left for the boys of summer.

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?

Industry takes shelter in raised rates that leave coastal inns high and dry
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. - A slew of coastal bed and breakfasts may soon go out of business because their hurricane insurance policies are too expensive.

Stocks drop on Sears' profit warning, fears about Iraq
NEW YORK -- Unnerved by a profit warning from Sears, investors sold stocks for a fourth straight session Monday and extended six weeks of selloffs on Wall Street.

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.

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

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.

Business briefs
WASHINGTON -U.S. banks - hit by troubled loans in the past several years - have been able to weather the recession and stay in good health, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Monday.

Some good examples of resumes

Downtown proposal returns
The Downtown Development Authority is forming a committee to examine creation of a Business Improvement District. The plan could come before the Augusta Commission for a vote by early next year.

How to find a good deal on car insurance

Nation's retailers brace for rocky holiday
NEW YORK -- The nation's retailers, coming off a disappointing September, are bracing for rocky times as they head into the all-important holiday season.

Nation's retailers brace for rocky holiday

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.

Business briefs

Downtown proposal returns

Holiday spending plan a good idea

Stocks drop on Sears' profit warning, fears about Iraq

Industry takes shelter in raised rates that leave coastal inns high and dry

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.

Monday morning quarterback

Event celebrates 10th year
The CSRA Classic will celebrate its 10th anniversary next week.

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.

Event celebrates 10th year

Sour grapes

Let's not be fools

Let their votes count

Our priceless past

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.

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."

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.

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.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Cale

In the know
Post-polio syndrome can strike polio survivors anywhere from 10 to 40 years after their recovery from the disease. PPS is characterized by a further weakening of the muscles that were initially affected by the polio-myelitis virus. Symptoms include fatigue, slowly progressive muscle weakness and, from time to time, muscular atrophy. Joint pain and increasing skeletal deformities are also relatively common.

The blog-o-sphere filled with news, nonsense
You don't know Jess but you might know that her dog's name is Butcher - short for Armond Azure Butcher Presley.

Georgia Southern, East Tennessee favored by media
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- East Tennessee State and Georgia Southern have been selected as preseason favorites for the Southern Conference basketball championship this season.

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.

Georgia Southern, East Tennessee favored by media

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

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.

Can Darla Moore tear down the Augusta National gender barrier?

USOC chief will work 'aggressively' for female members at Augusta
The push for female members at Augusta National Golf Club got its biggest boost yet Monday when the head of the U.S. Olympic Committee said he will work aggressively with other club members to admit women.

Howell's first win provides opportunities
Charles Howell's first professional victory will open a lot of doors for the Augusta native.

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.

Tiger Woods signs endorsement deal with Swiss watch maker
MARIN, Switzerland -- Tiger Woods signed a long-term endorsement deal with Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer.

Tiger Woods signs endorsement deal with Swiss watch maker

Can Darla Moore tear down the Augusta National gender barrier?
LAKE CITY, S.C. -- A multimillionaire financier with rich Southern roots and close ties to the chairman of Augusta National might have a good shot at becoming a member of the exclusive golf club.

Harrington wins Dunhill Links on second playoff hole

Howell's first win provides opportunities

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.

Hootie Johnson: Complex man at center of Masters dispute

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.

Hootie Johnson: Complex man at center of Masters dispute
It would be easy to portray Hootie Johnson as a stubborn Southerner, a rube who believes women should stay in the kitchen and not concern themselves with becoming members of Augusta National Golf Club.

Howell breaks through with victory

Jefferson County, best 0-5 team around

Jefferson County, best 0-5 team around
Mondays are getting harder and harder at Jefferson County.

Evans' AAAAA future in doubt
The Georgia High School Association's executive committee passed legislation Monday that will reduce the state's number of classifications while creating a "Big 32" playoff system.

Wild top Thrashers in overtime

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.

Mayoral candidates put themselves on the line
Opinions vary, but if you want to get a good look at the five citizens who hope to win our town's top elected office, check out the second part of a political forum tonight on WRDW-TV 12.

More programs for registered nurses

Beggars need meal, not criticism

Hypocritical writer ignorant of gays

Changing history by misrepresenting racists as heroes

Reform needed for voting accuracy

Diatribe spews sour grapes, not constructive dialogue

Can take Barrett's word to the bank

Freedom will make us safer than excessive security

Keep Barbara Padgett on school board

Birch Society sign also offends

Nuclear waste should be recycled at SRS, not buried in Nevada

In the know

Seniors calendar

Farina, Smart ARE 'The Inlaws'

TV highlights for the week beginning Monday

Fox News Channel takes after CNN's Paula Zahn

The blog-o-sphere filled with news, nonsense

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

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

Lynx training camp report

Lynx training camp report
PRACTICE PLAN: The Lynx held two hour-long practices at the Augusta Ice Sports Center on Monday, focusing on conditioning work during the morning session and systems work in the afternoon.

Two goalies are better than one
Colin Zulianello and Josh Blackburn aren't the first goalies to come to Augusta Lynx training camp locked in a battle for a starting job.

Two goalies are better than one

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH -Two men whose rape convictions had been overturned based on DNA evidence were officially cleared Monday when prosecutors decided not pursue a new trial in the 1986 rape.

City explores ways to deal with crowd

Commission backs Kolb raise
After weeks of haggling behind closed doors, Augusta commissioners voted to give City Administrator George Kolb a pay raise of $2,187 a year, an increase that amounts to about 1.7 percent of his $125,000 salary.

News you can use

Future of First Friday uncertain
There have been a lot of Broad Street business owners shaking their heads since Friday.

News you can use

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

Time clouds day's events

Dispatchers get new home
The city of Aiken's dispatchers will be better able to handle the growing number of emergency calls after they move into their new communications center.

Across the area

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

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.

Fun-for-all park is now open

Witness contradicts defense arguments in race riot trial

Trespasser thought he was at hotel

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.

Road rage slaying trial begins
What began as a night of fun for a group of friends from Thomson quickly turned into a night of terror, District Attorney Danny Craig told a Columbia County jury Monday.

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 the area
A Thomson woman has been charged with murder in her boyfriend's stabbing death.

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

Local caregivers tap federal funds
A public TV special, And Thou Shall Honor, examines the critical role of caregivers of aging relatives. The show will air on PBS at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Subscriber of the day

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.

Rants and Raves
I HAVE BEEN a registered nurse for 22 years and my largest pay raise has been 32 cents an hour. I would rather work for the state.

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

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.

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.

ASU, MCG plan survey on housing

Tax meetings displease

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.

Across Georgia

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 South Carolina

Tax meetings displease
The final public hearing on tax increases will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the commission chambers at 530 Greene St.

Rants and Raves
I HAVE BEEN a registered nurse for 22 years and my largest pay raise has been 32 cents an hour. I would rather work for the state.

City explores ways to deal with crowd
The debate began Monday over how to handle unruly crowds that turned downtown Augusta into a free-for-all after First Friday festivities.

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 South Carolina
GREENWOOD -A Decatur, Ga., bail bondsman who was beaten up Saturday night apparently targeted the wrong person, authorities say.

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

News you can use
OCT. 8, 1962 Columbia County Sheriff Herman Morris of Appling died Sunday in a local hospital after a monthlong illness.

Fire damages empty apartments
Looking at the scars of a Monday night fire - the second in two months at abandoned apartments his church recently purchased - the Rev. Daren Newton Sr. said his church's community cleanup effort wouldn't be deterred.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Elsie Mills of Augusta.

ASU to install cameras

Witness contradicts defense arguments in race riot trial
YORK, Pa. - A black man who allegedly threatened white gang members hours before a black South Carolina woman was killed during the city's 1969 race riots testified Monday that he was not driving a car similar to the one in which she was killed.

Road rage slaying trial begins

Subscriber of the day

Local caregivers tap federal funds

Across South Carolina

State board backs center
Augusta's bid to get a top-tier cancer center has more than local boosters behind it: It also can count on the clout of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, Chancellor Thomas C. Meredith said Monday.

Across the southeast

ASU to install cameras
At building entrances and in a computer lab room, they will be watching.

Across Georgia

Across the area

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.

Commission backs Kolb raise

Walker denies boastful statement

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.

Ruben blasted over logo
Augusta mayoral candidate Bonnie Ruben's green-and-white campaign logo made state Rep. Sue Burmeister see red.

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.

Da Matta clinches series championship with win at Miami

Earnhardt wins third-straight at Talladega Superspeedway

Formula One to introduce handicapping system

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.

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.

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.

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.

Formula One to introduce handicapping system
LONDON -- Formula One is prepared to introduce a handicapping system to "protect the sport" from the dominance of Ferrari and five-time champion Michael Schumacher.

Panthers hope injured players can return soon

Bucs beat up on Falcons

Falcons notebook

Vick doubtful for Giants game

Falcons fall to Tampa Bay

Monday Night Football: Packers defeat Bears

Cardinals edge Panthers

Mr. Barney Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Edward Macuch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruby Hall    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Richard Ware    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mr. Lester Wiggins    (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)
Dea. Julius Rogers    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Juanita Fillman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Anderson Mixon Sr.    (SFC AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Douglas Ide    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Edward Macuch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. George Smiley    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Lester Wiggins    (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)
Mrs. Avis Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Jeanette Land    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Maggie Collum    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Barney Lamar Jr.    (AUGUSTA, GA)
Miss Anyanla Graddy    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Louise Kitchens    (MITCHELL, Ga.)
Mrs. Betty Hardison    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)
Mrs. Doris Johnson    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
Mr. Barney Lamar Jr.    (AUGUSTA, GA)
Mr. Douglas Ide    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Evelyn Yeomans    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. James Williford    (STAPLETON, Ga.)
Rev. Forrest Stout    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Blanche Bettis    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mrs. Barbara Aranowski    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Sumpter Adams    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Christe Brown    (BEDFORD, Va.)
Mr. Ronald Bower    (MCBEAN, Ga.)
Mr. Hammie Chaplin Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Harrell    (GIBSON, Ga.)
Mr. Edward Ergle    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Ruby Hall    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Eva Freeman    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Ms. Yolanda Grant    (DECATUR, Ga.)
Mrs. Doris Guy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Eva Freeman    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Ms. Eliza Hammond    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Mrs. Margaret Fargo    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Ronald Harper Sr.    (ORANGEBURG, S.C.)
Mr. Edward Ergle    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Fred Kneece    (WARD, S.C.)
Mr. Robert Ealey    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Lenwood Long    (MADERIA BEACH, Fla.)
Mr. Leonard Deaver    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. David Palmer    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Amanda Cratic    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Raines Jr.    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Maggie Collum    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Ivy Stewart    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Ms. Laura Clifton    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. Steve Walker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Hammie Chaplin Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. James Williford    (STAPLETON, Ga.)
Mr. Lee Carpenter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Samuel Tweed Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Ronald Bower    (MCBEAN, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Hiers    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mr. John Barrow    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Ruth Holley    (BATH, S.C.)
Mrs. Daisy Huff    (STAPLETON, Ga.)
Mrs. Eardine Wright    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Evelyn Yeomans (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James Williford (STAPLETON, Ga.)

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

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Mr. Barney Lamar Jr. (AUGUSTA, GA)

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Mr. Lenwood Long (MADERIA BEACH, Fla.)

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Mrs. Doris Guy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Juanita Fillman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Freeman (THOMSON, Ga.)

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Mrs. Blanche Bettis (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Daisy Huff (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. James Williford (STAPLETON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Maggie Collum (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hiers (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Eva Freeman (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruby Hall (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Harrell (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas Ide (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

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Mr. John Raines Jr. (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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Muslim Americans deserve respect and tolerance as citizens
THE TRAGIC EVENTS of Sept. 11, 2001, had a severe impact on all Americans but more so on Arab- and Muslim-Americans. The deep shock and anger over this national trauma and their grief over lost relatives and friends were compounded by a desire of some Americans to blame Arabs and Muslims collectively for the heinous attacks. Muslin-Americans were suddenly confronted with the double pain of mourning an attack on their country and simultaneously having to defend themselves, and particularly their stature as American citizens.

Let's not be fools
Stagnant and sluggish.

Nuclear waste should be recycled at SRS, not buried in Nevada
Regarding opinions and editorials printed on Yucca Mountain nuclear-waste storage project, the Department of Energy should take the lead by building a fuel-reprocessing plant at Savannah River Site where infrastructure and technical expertise already exist to operate and support it. Then, build an inherently safe, fast reactor that uses the recycled fuel with 95 percent of its energy still there, and where essentially all of the long-lived radioactive isotopes are consumed. Terry L. Rushin, Martinez, Ga.

Muslim Americans deserve respect and tolerance as citizens
THE TRAGIC EVENTS of Sept. 11, 2001, had a severe impact on all Americans but more so on Arab- and Muslim-Americans. The deep shock and anger over this national trauma and their grief over lost relatives and friends were compounded by a desire of some Americans to blame Arabs and Muslims collectively for the heinous attacks. Muslin-Americans were suddenly confronted with the double pain of mourning an attack on their country and simultaneously having to defend themselves, and particularly their stature as American citizens.

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"?

Freedom will make us safer than excessive security
Things won't get easier anytime soon. Why? Because we are getting what we asked for and then some. David Chiera, 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.

Our priceless past
What if you could go back in time and carve out a few acres of colonial-era land and bring it back to 2002? How much would that land be worth in today's dollars - and tomorrow's educational value?

Sour grapes
Where's the New Jersey Supreme Court when you need it?

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

Keep Barbara Padgett on school board
I can - to a certain degree - agree with George L. Greeley's letter of Sept. 15, "Oust all Augusta incumbent leaders." But you have to know if the opposition is better or worse than the incumbent. You don't want to just give carte blanche to the opposition. Bob Richards, 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

Can take Barrett's word to the bank
Gresham Barrett is the best candidate for Congress to fill South Carolina U.S. Rep. Lindsey Graham's seat. The Republican hopeful has wide and varied experience. He's a Citadel graduate, a former U.S. Army officer, a small-business man, a community leader and a respected member of the S.C. House of Representatives. His life is an example of the conservative, Christian, pro-family values he cherishes so dearly. Mr. Barrett's beliefs aren't something he trots out every election year. Instead, they're a reflection of his character and of the high standards he sets for himself. David L. Allen, Aiken, S.C.

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

Birch Society sign also offends
It is strange to read about the Abraham Lincoln billboard and not once about the John Birch Society sign at the entrance of Aiken, S.C. The Birch organization has historical links to the Ku Klux Klan and the Minute Men. Joaquin Godoy, Aiken, S.C.

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.

Hypocritical writer ignorant of gays
I must respond to Mildred W. McNair's letter of Sept. 21, "Opposes 'Gay Bill of Rights' passage." I feel the need to question her "facts." Don Tate, Evans, Ga.

Overtime

Overtime

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.

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.

Overtime
Augusta State University survived tough conditions to take a one-shot lead Monday after two rounds of the PING/Golfweek Invitational at Oklahoma State University's Karsten Creek Golf Course.

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

Monday Night Football: Packers defeat Bears
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Champaign, Chicago, Green Bay. It doesn't matter where Brett Favre is when he plays against the Chicago Bears.

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.

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.

Vick doubtful for Giants game
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Michael Vick's sprained right shoulder hurt so badly Monday that he struggled to get dressed.

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.

Panthers hope injured players can return soon
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Two straight losses have the Carolina Panthers keeping a watchful eye on their injured list, desperate for some players to return to the field.

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."

In Japan, cell phones to call up karaoke tunes
CHIBA, Japan -- While fancy wireless services may not excite Americans yet, Japanese can't get enough.

Georgia returns to national spotlight

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

Georgia returns to national spotlight
During his weekly Sunday teleconference with reporters two days ago, Mark Richt fielded questions from USA Today, ESPN The Magazine and The Washington Post, among other major national publications.

Georgia running backs coach quits
ATHENS, Ga. -- Tony Pierce, running backs coach for No. 6 Georgia, has resigned, citing personal reasons, coach Mark Richt said Monday.

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.

Georgia running backs coach quits

Bulldogs remain on track to break SEC drought

All-around effort allowed to Georgia to come back

South Carolina finally finding its groove

Holtz confident, looking for a QB

Holtz confident, looking for a QB
COLUMBIA - South Carolina coach Lou Holtz finally sees a football team forming on his sidelines.

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

Xtreme calendar

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear inBillboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Ask Us
Q: What causes PMS? I get it really bad. - 14-year-old Augusta girl

Sibling duo earns their stripes
A guitar and a set of drums - that's all you really need to make an amazing CD.

My pad

'Alabama' is sweet love story
Reese Witherspoon plays Melanie Carmichael, an up-and-coming New York City fashion designer engaged to handsome, wealthy Andrew (Patrick Dempsey), whose mother (Candice Bergen) just happens to be mayor of New York. But before Melanie can wholeheartedly accept her Tiffany's ring and marry her dashing New York City love, she has to return to her Alabama hometown and finalize her divorce from her high school sweetheart Jake (Josh Lucas).

Sibling duo earns their stripes

Ask Us

Xtreme calendar
New CDs in stores include Barenaked, the latest offering from Kids Incorporated protege and movie star Jennifer Love Hewitt; and a live album from piano master Ben Folds.

Depression scars many young lives

My Ride
NAME: Paris McKenzie, 18, a freshman at Augusta State University

Depression scars many young lives
He can't really pinpoint when it was, but 16-year-old Will says things just started going downhill the year he turned 14.

My Ride

Advice will help would-be singer
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM My friend wants to become a singer. She is very good, but very shy. What can I do to make her feel more comfortable? - 14-year-old Augusta girl.

My pad
THE FACTS: Hunter Fields, 14, a freshman at Evans High School

Audio best

Your Style
THE FACTS: Taylor Roy, 17, a senior at Lakeside High School.

Advice will help would-be singer

'Alabama' is sweet love story

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?)

Odds and ends

Nigerian scam evolves to Internet

In Japan, cell phones to call up karaoke tunes