Angels top Twins, leads series

Angels top Twins, leads series
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- One win from the World Series. For 16 years, the Angels waited to get back. Now they're on the verge again, and just like in 1986, they have three tries at winning the first pennant in franchise history.

Giants load up - and can't deliver

Angels rally around monkey

Giants load up - and can't deliver
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds tossed aside his bat, clapped his hands and watched his fly ball take off. To shallow right field, that is.

Angels take lead in AL championship
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Eric Milton turned in a fine performance and left the game to the Minnesota Twins' reliable bullpen.

Angels rally around monkey
ANAHEIM, Calif. - At the House of Mouse, folks are going ape over a monkey.

Peril, parasites make men's lives more fragile

Lumber company plans store

Dow climbs 316 points to post weekly gain
NEW YORK -- Stocks rose sharply Friday for a second straight session, lifted by positive earnings news from General Electric and a brokerage upgrade of IBM. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 316 points to post its first winning week since August.

Business calendar

Fuller fund disclosures have negative side
NEW YORK - If you thought forcing more disclosure on Wall Street would automatically make things better for investors, it's not so cut and dried.

Pocket change

Lumber company plans store
84 Lumber Co. is planning a return appearance to the area, according to county documents.

Historic buildings add to city's aesthetic value
It was a lot of fun producing this week's cover story on old business signs in downtown Augusta.

Historic buildings add to city's aesthetic value

On the move
Daniel B. O'Shea has been named general manager of the Triad market of Fairway Outdoors Advertising, a division of Morris Communications. The 22-year industry veteran began his career with Naegele Outdoor Advertising and joined Morris upon its acquisition in 1985.

Manage cash well to stay profitable
Cash is a four-letter word that all businesses like. That is, until there isn't any left. Then cash becomes a four-letter word usually combined in sentences with other four-letter words.

Signs of the past
Neglect and the passage of time have taken a toll on many downtown buildings, but the decades have not washed away all traces of the businesses they once housed.

Running a bunny farm keeps workers hopping

Business calendar
Oct. 15 and 16: Third annual Business and Technology in the Real World Regional Conference; day one: speaker George A. Cloutier and workshops; day two: speaker Jeff Burns and seminars; Jack B. Patrick Information Technology Center at Augusta Technical College; $119 for both days; call Helen Blocker-Adams at 792-1427.

Fuller fund disclosures have negative side

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: International Paper Augusta Mill.

On the move

Signs of the past
Neglect and the passage of time have taken a toll on many downtown buildings, but the decades have not washed away all traces of the businesses they once housed.

Signs of the past

Running a bunny farm keeps workers hopping
ADEL, Ga. - Carroll Bullard, a south Georgia peanut and cotton farmer, hopped into bunny farming two years ago after seeing a rabbit scamper from a corn field.

Bamboo crops could power Florida city

Retail sales plunge by 1.2 percent in September
WASHINGTON -- Consumers - the lifeblood of the economy - sharply cut back on their spending in September, driving down sales at the nation's retailers by 1.2 percent, the largest drop in 10 months.

Dow climbs 316 points to post weekly gain

Bamboo crops could power Florida city
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - In this city, the high temperature rarely dips below 65 degrees and more than 50 inches of rain fall each year.

Retail sales plunge by 1.2 percent in September

Manage cash well to stay profitable

Mill changes hands just before closing
ST. MARYS, Ga - All assets of a south Georgia paper mill have been transferred to an affiliate company, a move some say will allow the mill's Mexico-based owners to escape their debts and avoid paying severance packages to the 903 employees soon to be out of work.

Tigers eager for another crack at Virginia

Tigers eager for another crack at Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Virginia coach Al Groh doesn't put much stock in the idea of a team coming back a year after a hard loss and seeking redemption. He thinks it's best as sports talk radio fodder.

Virginia runs past Clemson

Virginia runs past Clemson
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Trailing at halftime is becoming as much of a tradition at Virginia as wine and cheese in tailgate parties, and the way the Cavaliers are going, no one sees any need to change.

FSU-Miami has national title implications
MIAMI -- Art Kehoe hasn't missed a Florida State-Miami game in more than two decades.

Arkansas beats Auburn
AUBURN, Ala. -- It seemed like everyone trying to tackle Fred Talley was running in slow motion.

TCU tops Army

Another last-second miss for an FSU kicker
MIAMI -- Florida State's Xavier Beitia dropped to his hands and knees as the kick sailed wide left. The tears may have started then, and they didn't stop for at least an hour.

Arkansas beats Auburn

TCU tops Army
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Rainy conditions and a tougher-than-expected Army team gave Texas Christian trouble before the Horned Frogs got their running game going.

FSU-Miami has national title implications

Schrenko's shocker

One nation, overweight

Rebuts anti-Iraqi war critic's letter

We can manage this

Don't tread on us

A deserving winner

Charlie Daniels is gonna do it again
With his Western-style belt buckle and cowboy hat and a love for gospel, bluegrass, rock and blues music, Charlie Daniels will bring his band to the Western Carolina State Fair and show the crowd the definition of a true Southerner.

Vote doctor or lawyer out of comics
The first comic is a decades-old soap opera that features a do-good guy of prominence, a square-jawed, by-the-books hero with swept-back hair who's out to right social wrongs.

Be considerate, kind when passing plates during meals
Dear Carson: If you are at a large table with many dishes that need to be passed, what is the proper response to "pass the potatoes"? Should you pass the dish or serve yourself first and then pass the dish? - Polite Passing

Arts calendar
HISPANIC FESTIVAL: Sponsored by Association Cultural Hispanoamericana; noon to 6 p.m. today, Riverwalk Augusta at Eighth Street.

Web lists places for tourists looking for change
Before you pile the children into the minivan and hit the road in search of spectacular fall foliage, you can narrow your search and expand your enjoyment by logging onto the World Wide Web.

Designer comfort
It may have been work that brought Hank and Holly Franz to Aiken, but it was the community that made them stay.

Wood glue fits in neat package
Would you buy a product for its package? Loctite, a division of Henkel Consumer Adhesives, figures you will. So it has placed its high-grade wood glue - Professional Wood Worx - in a nifty easy-flow dispensing system.

High mileage
The first time Jack Poole filled the gas tank of his brand new 1976 Ford Elite, the odometer had 49 miles on it. Today it reads more than 417,000 miles.

Georgia Southern romp in win
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Georgia Southern continued its desperate quest for the Southern Conference title on Saturday defeating Western Carolina 41-24 in a praiseworthy, head-shaking performance before 7,749 fans in Whitmire Stadium.

Every week's an adventure for Georgia Southern defensive backs
STATESBORO, Ga. -- When you are a member of the Georgia Southern secondary, every week is an adventure.

Bad luck keeps coming for Georgia Tech
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey jogged quickly from one practice field to another, happily shouting instructions as he ran through the mist that blanketed Rose Bowl Field.

Georgia Tech rides roller coaster
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's season held such promise. At 4-1, the Yellow Jackets had overcome injuries and adversity and seemed poised to make a push in the ACC.

Young Yellow Jackets start practice Saturday
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech rebounded from losing its first seven Atlantic Coast Conference games last season to win seven of the last eight - all with only one senior playing significant minutes.

Georgia Southern romp in win

Every week's an adventure for Georgia Southern defensive backs

Georgia Tech rides roller coaster

Young Yellow Jackets start practice Saturday

Bad luck keeps coming for Georgia Tech

Koch hangs onto lead after record first round

Duval takes lead with 63 in Vegas Classic

Koch hangs onto lead after record first round
MOBILE, Ala. -- Carin Koch was a little apprehensive about starting the second round the Mobile LPGA Tournament of Champions on Friday, unsure of how she would react after opening the tournament with a career-low 62.

Furyk keeps lead; Howell falls behind
LAS VEGAS - After Jim Furyk won the Memorial earlier this year, he could no longer make the claim that half of his PGA Tour wins came in Las Vegas. That could change if he keeps playing like he has in a place he likes so much.

Furyk keeps lead; Howell falls behind

Duval takes lead with 63 in Vegas Classic
LAS VEGAS -- David Duval, showing signs he might ready to reclaim his spot among golf's best, shot a 9-under 63 Saturday in the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas to get in position for his first win since last year's British Open.

Lafeber leads at Lancome; Garcia and Faldo fall behind
SAINT NOM LA BRETECHE, France -- Maarten Lafeber shot a 6-under 65 Friday to take a two-shot lead after two rounds of the Lancome Trophy.

Doyle takes lead at Napa Valley Championship
NAPA, Calif. -- Allen Doyle had a run of four straight birdies in an 8-under 64 Friday and held a one-stroke lead over defending champion Sammy Rachels and Bruce Fleisher after the first round of the Napa Valley Championship.

Screven tops Richmond Hill

Blackville takes region lead with win

Aquanis falls to Johnson

Midland Valley gets easy victory

Glasscock tops Long County

Prep notebook

Senior QB lifts Silver Bluff to homecoming win

Wolfpack survive Razorbacks

Harlem survives vs. Josey

Thoroughbreds barely win in region opener

Wardlaw blanks Jefferson Davidson

Golden Hawks rout 'Cats

North Augusta beat by Lexington

Campbell sets Georgia record

Wardlaw blanks Jefferson Davidson
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Kevin Moloney and Will Bryan hooked up on three touchdown strikes as unbeaten Wardlaw Academy breezed to a victory in 8-man football.

Prep notebook
Second-ranked Valdosta High was upset 6-0 Friday night by Madison County, Fla., on a 58-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.

Thoroughbreds barely win in region opener
AIKEN - South Aiken coach Dan Pippin is becoming accustomed to winning in dramatic fashion this year. Each time it happens, the stakes keep getting higher.

Blackville takes region lead with win
DENMARK, S.C. - Blackville-Hilda took over sole possession of the Region 5-A lead with an easy victory over Denmark-Olar.

Life can return to normal for Devils after record win
Lincoln County trailed 14-0 and coach Larry Campbell couldn't help but think to himself: "Oh no, not again."

Aquanis falls to Johnson
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. - Johnson County broke open a tight game by scoring 20 third-quarter points en route to a victory in its Region 7-A opener.

Wolfpack survive Razorbacks
Greenbrier coach Mickey Derrick warned his squad not take Cross Creek lightly. The Wolfpack didn't listen, and were fortunate to escape with a 21-14 victory Friday over the winless Razorbacks.

Top-ranked Thomson shuts out Hephzibah
THOMSON - Defensive end Jasper Brinkley said his Bulldogs weren't looking ahead to their matchup with Class AAAA No. 3 Statesboro on Friday night.

Golden Hawks rout 'Cats
The fifth-ranked Laney Wildcats and No. 8 Washington County Golden Hawks were both coming off big Region 3-AAA winslast week when they met Saturday night at ARC Stadium.

Midland Valley gets easy victory
LANGLEY, S.C. - Midland Valley romped to victory in a battle of Region 5-AAA unbeatens.

Senior QB lifts Silver Bluff to homecoming win
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - Homecoming at Silver Bluff turned out just about the way De'Angelo Bryant envisioned it would.

Curtis Baptist falls short
Curtis Baptist's lead didn't last long against Memorial Day. Shawn Peters opened up the game's scoring with a 4-yard run in the first quarter, but the Crusaders were blanked the rest of the way by the visitors.

Screven tops Richmond Hill
RICHMOND HILL, Ga. - Michael Scott led the way as Screven County won its 24th straight regular season game, stopping Richmond Hill.

Harlem survives vs. Josey
HARLEM - Led by defense and special teams, Harlem escaped with a 20-14 double-overtime victory Friday night over Josey in Region 5-AAA.

Glasscock tops Long County
GIBSON, Ga. - Mark Walker put an exclamation mark on Glascock County's first victory of the season.

North Augusta beat by Lexington
LEXINGTON, S.C. - Demetris Summers rushed for 158 yards as Lexington stopped North Augusta in the Region 4-AAAA opener for both teams.

Campbell sets Georgia record
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Lincoln County junior Octavius Andrews rushed for 151 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries Friday night during Lincoln County's 35-14 win against Georgia Military College, but his biggest play of the game came with less than a minute remaining.

Hurricanes top Thrashers

Panthers beat Thrashers in OT

Panthers beat Thrashers in OT
ATLANTA -- Olli Jokinen scored off a rebound with 10.2 seconds left in overtime and the Florida Panthers overcame a hat trick by Shawn McEachern to beat the Atlanta Thrashers 5-4 Saturday night.

Hurricanes top Thrashers
RALEIGH, N.C. -- There's nothing like a game against the Atlanta Thrashers to make things right for the Carolina Hurricanes.

Peril, parasites make men's lives more fragile
Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later, for another thing, they die earlier. - H.L. Mencken

DeLoach cares about his community

Do right: Vote Democratic ticket

Straight-ticket voting nonsense

Does Walker know the issues?

Civic center event impressive

First Friday needs electric bands

Wood glue fits in neat package

Charlie Daniels is gonna do it again

Web lists places for tourists looking for change

Arts calendar

High mileage

Designer comfort

Vote doctor or lawyer out of comics

Lynx open season with a loss
The names and faces may have changed, but one thing remains the same: The Florida Everblades own the Augusta Lynx.

Lynx nip Everblades
Jim Burton watched the season opener from the stands Friday night and reviewed it again on videotape in his office Saturday morning. The Augusta Lynx coach was anything but content with the his team's loss to the Florida Everblades, but Burton also saw something he hadn't seen since taking over the team 21 months ago.

Lynx take ice without netting

Lynx open season with a loss

Faulkner gets his shot
There was no room on the Augusta Lynx roster for goalie Geoff Faulkner once the Phoenix Coyotes farmed out prospects Josh Blackburn and Colin Zulianello.

Faulkner gets his shot

Lynx take ice without netting
Despite an East Coast Hockey League mandate ordering safety netting to be installed at all its arenas, fans attending the Augusta Lynx season opener against the Florida Everblades on Friday night at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center were left unprotected.

Lynx nip Everblades

Slap shots
Veteran forward Jim Shepherd scored his first goal of the year and fired a team-high eight shots in Friday's loss to Florida. Of the three goals Augusta has scored in the two preseason games and the regular-season opener, Shepherd has two of them.

Slap shots

Suspect returns to state Man charged in ex-mayor's killing
NORTH AUGUSTA - The second suspect in the slaying of former North Augusta Mayor Donald Kimbrough Ledford was brought from New York on Friday to face charges for the crime in South Carolina.

New projects gain impetus

Around town

8 acts will show venue's abilities

Around town
ATOMIC CITY FESTIVAL: The Atomic City Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. at City Park, New Ellenton; There will be food, entertainment, arts and crafts, a petting zoo and rides. For more information, call (803) 652-2213.

Republicans at breakfast urge faithful to pack polls
U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood was surrounded by smiling faces Saturday morning.

Leaders request feedback on plans

Platform connects Georgia hopefuls
ATLANTA - When Republican gubernatorial candidate Sonny Perdue unveiled his platform at the state Capitol last month, he was the lead player in a major departure not only for his party but also for Georgia politics.

Taking what's given

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Emma C. Marge.

Taking what's given
Ernest Williams packs up donations at the Goodwill Donation Center on Washington Road.

News you can use
BACK IN TIME BR OCT. 13, 1973 Local Republican leaders greeted Rep. Gerald Ford's nomination for vice president with unqualified enthusiasm Friday.

Suspect returns to state Man charged in ex-mayor's killing

Children get lessons about staying safe from annual event
Jim Sizemore wants to be a firefighter more than anything in the world.

Jury finds man guilty in slaying
A Martinez man could face life in prison for his role in the 2001 death of a Thomson resident after a Columbia County jury's decision Friday.

Candidates experience financial woes
Several Augusta-area candidates have displayed financial trouble:

Across South Carolina

Records uncover pasts of hopefuls
Many of the men and women now vying for offices in Augusta, Atlanta and Washington are business owners and entrepreneurs. Some are veteran politicians, and most say they will be responsible stewards of taxpayers' dollars.

Video X-Mart awaits court's ruling

Experts say politicians must face high standard
Politicians aren't perfect, but they should be closer to it than the average citizen, policy and ethics experts say.

Across the area

Candidates' pasts reveal brushes with law
Running afoul of the law hasn't kept several political hopefuls from running for office.

Police skipped reports in 1969 riots
YORK, Pa. - Police officers who responded to the slaying of a black South Carolina woman during 1969 race riots were too busy to file a report and were not questioned by detectives for 30 years, a former officer testified Friday in the trial of York's former mayor and two other men.

Gunman will face assault charges
An Augusta man was arrested Saturday on charges of shooting at his girlfriend's home late Friday after an argument.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Two Georgia men were sentenced this week for trying to lure children to sex and pornography over the Internet, according to federal authorities

Interstate-20 construction wraps up
After more than a year of construction work, lane closures and motorists' headaches, a pavement-replacement project on Interstate 20 is now complete in McDuffie County and is wrapping up in Columbia County.

Embezzlement puts ex-banker in prison cell

Across South Carolina
ROCK HILL -An Anderson doctor charged with distributing an addictive weight-loss drug has closed a weight-loss clinic without notice to patients or employees.

Across the area

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Nakia Burgess, the mother accused of murdering her child after she left her 3-year-old strapped in a sweltering car, was released from jail Friday on a $40,000 bond.

Burns, Walker record debate
A political forum that features 12th U.S. Congressional District candidates Republican Max Burns and Democrat Charles "Champ" Walker Jr. is scheduled to air Sunday, marking the closest thing to a debate between the two opponents since each won his respective primary this summer.

Across the area
The driver of an ATV hit Friday by a truck on Georgia Highway 56 died Saturday, officials said.

Embezzlement puts ex-banker in prison cell
A former bank officer was sentenced Friday to eight months in federal prison and four months of house arrest for embezzling more than $200,000 from customers' investment accounts.

Rants and raves
THIS RANT IS for all the people who want to feel bad for the bums, panhandlers and homeless downtown. These people could turn on us like that person who attacked that bus driver. We are so worried about protecting their rights. How about the rights of the normal everyday people who work?

Children get lessons about staying safe from annual event

8 acts will show venue's abilities
It's no secret that Augusta Common was developed as a gardenesque green space and gathering point. But what visitors to this urban oasis might find surprising is that the park boasts the wattage to transform its tree-lined paths into Augusta's newest concert venue.

Group protests banning of gays

Hospital changes management
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - In the midst of a severe cash-flow shortage, Edgefield County Hospital's board of trustees announced a change in management last week.

DOE criticizes contractor's work

Leaders request feedback on plans
City of Aiken officials are inviting residents to provide feedback on plans for downtown.

Mayor reveals foreign cash

Events celebrate culture, history
The aroma of enchiladas and arroz con pollo (rice and chicken) wafted down Eighth Street on Saturday, and a Latin beat filled the air.

Across South Carolina

Court official quits over dispute
DENMARK, S.C. - A municipal court judge has resigned, saying he thought city leaders saw him as an adversary rather than an ally.

Police skipped reports in 1969 riots

Reluctant witnesses delayed race riot trial
YORK, Pa. - Perhaps more than 100 people were within shouting distance at the instant gunshots split the gathering dark and a young black woman fell, mortally wounded at the railroad crossing on North Newberry Street in 1969.

DOE criticizes contractor's work
AIKEN - The Department of Energy is displeased with the way the contractor it pays to run the Savannah River Site is conducting its environmental cleanup efforts.

Downtown gets new way to plug in
Augusta's downtown cultural center now has room to grow. Connecting the bustle of Broad Street to the festival-friendly real estate along Riverwalk Augusta, the Augusta Common was designed with the city's downtown development in mind.

United Way struggles to meet goal
AIKEN - With about three weeks to go, United Way of Aiken County has not even halfway met its goal.

New projects gain impetus
When Pete Verdery first heard of the Augusta Common project, he knew he wanted to be a part of it. So 18 years ago, he bought the old cotton warehouse on Reynolds Street that now fronts the west side of the park.

Subscriber of the day
Marth J. Lakeman is today's subscriber of the day.

What you see today is just the beginning
There's more to the Augusta Common than just a pretty lawn.

Across South Carolina
SAVANNAH, Ga. -The South Carolina NAACP opened its annual conference at the Savannah Civic Center, the fourth straight year the group has held its gathering outside its home state to protest the flying of the Confederate flag on Statehouse grounds.

Vision of Augusta's founder is about to become a reality
It was James Edward Oglethorpe's idea. The English general's original town plan for Augusta featured a 600-acre "Town Common" stretching from the riverfront to what is now the Laney-Walker district.

Group protests banning of gays
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A group of protesters picketed outside the Boy Scouts of the Coastal Empire's headquarters in Savannah, calling for a repeal of the organization's anti-gay policy.

Clean and beautiful
Boy Scout Troop 615 members Marcus Ellis (from right) and Philip Lyons and Philip's dad, Robert, clean up litter by Furys Ferry Road on Saturday morning during Columbia County Clean and Beautiful's first organized Clean-Up Day.

Candidates' pasts reveal brushes with law

Court official quits over dispute

Events celebrate culture, history

Platform connects Georgia hopefuls

Rants and raves
THIS RANT IS for all the people who want to feel bad for the bums, panhandlers and homeless downtown. These people could turn on us like that person who attacked that bus driver. We are so worried about protecting their rights. How about the rights of the normal everyday people who work?

Crash victims identified
The remains of two men killed in a car accident in south Richmond County last week have been identified.

Mayor reveals foreign cash
Augusta Mayor Bob Young said Friday he will return $22,000 in campaign contributions from Japanese businessmen after learning that federal law prohibits contributions from foreign nationals.

Mosquito count is normal at refuge

Mosquito count is normal at refuge
BUTLER ISLAND, Ga. - Carmen Martin and Trey English have the latest buzz about Coastal Georgia mosquitoes.

Ethics filings mount
ATLANTA - As action on one ethics complaint against Augusta Sen. Charles Walker is postponed another is filed, this time by a Republican operative.

Video X-Mart awaits court's ruling
U.S. District Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr. has 30 days to decide whether Augusta's ordinance banning Video X-Mart from opening on Gordon Highway is illegal.

Hospital changes management

News you can use

Experts say politicians must face high standard

What you see today is just the beginning

Records uncover pasts of hopefuls

Downtown gets new way to plug in

Vision of Augusta's founder is about to become a reality

Candidates experience financial woes

Reluctant witnesses delayed race riot trial

Across the Southeast

Across the area
Two men wearing Halloween costumes from the movie Scream robbed a North Augusta home Friday morning, according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

Interstate-20 construction wraps up

Across the Southeast
ORLANDO, Fla. -Florida's orange crop will be 14 percent smaller than last season's, increasing prices for growers but forcing U.S. juice makers to import more juice from Brazil, agricultural officials said Friday.

Subscriber of the day

Clean and beautiful

Burns, Walker record debate

Your world changes when you leave it awhile
Leave the continent for one measly fall weekend and all heck breaks loose on the local sports front.

Richt reaps rewards of risks
ATHENS, Ga. - Championships aren't built on faith. Championships aren't built on yielding control to the opposition. Championships aren't built by shying away from fourth down.

Augusta gives Lynx extensive coverage
Flip on the TV or turn on the radio on any given night from October to April, and chances are the Augusta Lynx will be there.

Rookie can make history
CONCORD, N.C. - Last May, Jimmie Johnson gave away a victory at Lowe's Motor Speedway when he slid through his pit stall during his final stop.

NASCAR looks at safety changes following ARCA death

Rain, fog backs up Neadeau
CONCORD, N.C. - Jerry Nadeau turned the fastest lap in the only practice session Thursday at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Rain, fog backs up Neadeau

NASCAR looks at safety changes following ARCA death
CONCORD, N.C. -- NASCAR is looking into ways to prevent the type of accident in which ARCA driver Eric Martin was killed on Wednesday at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Waltrip takes pole
CONCORD, N.C. - Michael Waltrip won the pole for the Little Trees 300, barely beating Jeff Burton on Friday for the top spot in the Busch Series race at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Rookie can make history

Waltrip takes pole

Burton races to easy Busch Series win

Burton races to easy Busch Series win
CONCORD, N.C. -- Jeff Burton routed the field Saturday, lapping all but three cars while winning the Little Trees 300 at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Kerney signs new contract with Atlanta

Blank listens to fans, but keeps faith in Reeves

Injured Vick to serve as emergency No. 3 QB

Giants and Falcons debating who's more banged up

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Featured obituary: Lenwood Long
Lenwood Long could do almost anything around his house - plumbing or carpentry work - but what he loved most was helping out in his community.

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Mrs. Marie Odom (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. William Masterson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Melvin Martin (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Williams Jr (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Rudolph Wilkerson Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Joe Alexander (SWORDS, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie Crook (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Davis (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorris Smith (LPN WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Barry Conover (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Randall Jordan (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. T.J. Carswell (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley Jennings (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Helmly (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Raye Sapp (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Clark (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Carl Zeh (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosa Hartley (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Gary Bass (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack Ridlehoover (MODOC, S.C.)

Dr. Leonard Hill (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Mrs. Susie George (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence Phillips (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Annette Worm (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Annette Worm (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Virginia Yonce (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Irene Brown (SUMMERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Herbert Cadle Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Edward Damico (FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

Mr. Arthur Grant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Milledge (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mr. William Masterson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Carroll (LPN MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Alexander Barnes Jr. (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Patricia Davis (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Sarah Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Iola Harmon (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Williams Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Davis Inabinet (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Hall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Cook (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Allison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Calvin Robbins Jr (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Dunkley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Jacorbin Grant (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Phillips (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Williams (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Van Tassel (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Sister Mary Sumner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anne Grant (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Smith Sr (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Chinn Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nannie Forbes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Altman (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Skinner: Unnecessary airport gamble will have costly consequences
FEARING A "sour grapes" overtone, I have resisted the urge to speak out about the new Aviation Commission's actions, but recent decisions at Augusta Regional Airport compel me to weigh in.

Skinner: Unnecessary airport gamble will have costly consequences
FEARING A "sour grapes" overtone, I have resisted the urge to speak out about the new Aviation Commission's actions, but recent decisions at Augusta Regional Airport compel me to weigh in.

DeLoach cares about his community
Here's why I support state Rep. George DeLoach, R-Hephzibah, for re-election. I have known Mr. DeLoach for 30 years and know him to be a man of the highest personal integrity. He is a committed family man, who deeply cares about his community. Fred Bryant, Augusta

A deserving winner
Since he left the presidency in 1981, Jimmy Carter has established himself as one of the world's foremost humanitarians and peace spokesmen. Georgians, along with the former president himself, can take great pride that his contributions have won him the Nobel Peace Prize.

First Friday needs electric bands
Concerning First Friday, it is a very cultural experience. Not allowing live electrical bands is a mistake. I believe they are great for the festival. It draws attention from the younger generation, getting the youth of the Central Savannah River Area involved in the city again. If the music disturbs some of the spectators, then designate a specific block or so and set a time schedule. Stephanie Tschida, Harlem, Ga.

Does Walker know the issues?
According to an article in the Oct. 4 Augusta Chronicle, Max Burns, the Republican candidate for Congress, agreed to appear on the live television debate in Atlanta on Oct. 5. Ray Lane, Girard, Ga.

Rebuts anti-Iraqi war critic's letter
In response to Jo Tuero's Sept. 27 letter, "Iraqi war: 'Hell no, we won't go"': One wonders what the "Tuero war cry" would be if our country were overrun by these terrorist killers, the Tuero home invaded and its occupants tortured or killed. Pete Johnson, Augusta

Don't tread on us
Saddam Hussein won't do anything to advance the cause of peace - either disarm, comply with decade-old sanctions or abandon his quest for weapons of mass-killing - without the imminent threat of force against him.

Straight-ticket voting nonsense
If every candidate was like U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., and if what she says is true, then why let people even have the right to vote? Matthew Williams, Martinez, Ga.

Schrenko's shocker
Linda Schrenko's e-mail to Bill Nigut, an Atlanta TV reporter and moderator, is not exactly what one would expect from a crusty schoolmarm. The e-mail, which she challenged Nigut to put on his Web site, is laced with language that one might expect from a drunken longshoreman, but not the state's superintendent of Education.

We can manage this
The Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority has begun to recruit for a management firm or general manager to run the Civic Center/Bell Auditorium complex.

Civic center event impressive
I attended the Lynx open house at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center on Sept. 28 and was pleasantly surprised to see a professional, well-organized event in a clean, friendly arena. My kids and I had a great time, and there were lots of activities. The new Lynx team was there, and they were available to all the fans who came to meet them. Susan Collins, Augusta

Do right: Vote Democratic ticket
I have always proudly and intelligently voted for Democratic Party candidates, because the ideology of the Democratic Party pro-actively supports the downtrodden, the working men and women of America, the elderly and minorities. Paul L. Cook, Augusta

One nation, overweight
It looks horrible. It feels terrible. It's going to cost us billions in the long run. And the thing is, it's totally preventable.

Sports digest

Overtime

Hingis done for year; ranking falls out of top 10

Sports digest

OneWorld, Oracle wait as America's Cup racing is again delayed

Announcements

Augusta gives Lynx extensive coverage

Sports digest
"He was in Cincinnati to declare the Bengals' stadium a disaster area." -Jay Leno, explaining why President Bush gave Monday's speech in Cincinnati

Announcements
Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle.

Hingis done for year; ranking falls out of top 10
ZURICH, Switzerland -- Martina Hingis pulled out of all tournaments for the rest of 2002 Friday, a day after another early loss pushed her out the top 10 for the first time in six years.

Mississippi anglers start strong
Three Augusta-area teams finished in the top 10 after Friday's first round of the U.S. Angler's Choice Southeast Team Championship on Thurmond Lake.

OneWorld, Oracle wait as America's Cup racing is again delayed
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- A postponed America's Cup race between U.S. syndicates OneWorld and Oracle was further delayed Sunday because of strong wind on Hauraki Gulf.

Overtime
On the strength of a final round 1-under-par 71 Friday, Augusta's Mitzi Edge earned exempt status for the 2003 LPGA Tour season.

Sports digest
"It's no wonder the Vols can't execute a center snap. They get confused when the count goes past 'hut two.' " -Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel, on Tennessee's low graduation rate for football players

Overtime
USC Aiken's women's cross country team finished third Saturday at the Anderson (S.C.) College Invitational.

Don't forget your ear gear
The clamor of gunfire is a way of life for Steve Meldrum, who learned long ago that hearing protection is both necessary and beneficial.

Cooking wild
Dove shoots are social occasions that offer hunters a chance to rekindle old friendships and make new ones. Grilling doves in the back yard is equally rewarding, and the guest list can include some of your nonhunting friends as well.

Outdoors calendar
All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations might be required.

Firearms season will open Saturday
Georgia's long-awaited firearms season for whitetail deer opens Oct. 19, with more opportunities than ever to stock freezers with venison.

Warm waters breed parasites
Dogs get fleas. Fish sometimes get worms.

Warm waters breed parasites

Don't forget your ear gear

Blank listens to fans, but keeps faith in Reeves
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - When co-founder Arthur Blank opened his first Home Depot stores in 1979, he was still working on the blueprint that would make his company the world's largest home improvement retailer and earn him a $1.4 billion fortune.

Injured Vick to serve as emergency No. 3 QB
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Michael Vick will be the emergency No. 3 quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday against the New York Giants.

Kerney signs new contract with Atlanta
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons defensive end Patrick Kerney signed a new contract Friday that includes a team-record $8.5 million signing bonus.

Giants and Falcons debating who's more banged up
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- In the debate between the Atlanta Falcons and the New York Giants over who has more injury problems, the verdict is in.

Artist's angel appears in 'Upper Room'
On a whim, Lucy Weigle mailed a slide of her collage, Angel Triumphant, to The Upper Room four years ago and then forgot about it.

Medical school honors body donors
Medical College of Georgia students and professors will join with families of those who donated their bodies to science at 2 p.m. Friday to pay tribute to the donors and lay their remains to rest.

Religion calendar
HOUR OF POWER 9 a.m. today and Oct. 26, Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church.

Seminar examines faith's affect on healing
Medical school changed Harold Koenig's life in some dramatic ways - he went through a divorce and a depression before graduation about 20 years ago.

Faith digest
Dr. Paul Cannings of Living Word Fellowship in Houston and brother-in-law of radio evangelist Dr. Tony Evans, will be the featured speaker at 7 p.m. Thursday at Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road. The fund-raiser dinner costs $15 or $250 for a table. For more information, call Miracle Making Ministries, the event sponsor, at 722-8693.

Road to recovery
Miguel Nunez Jr. and Ronald Simmons traveled different paths in 1980s Los Angeles, but unknown to one another, they reached the same conclusion - drugs were bad.

Your world changes when you leave it awhile

Richt reaps rewards of risks

Tech briefs
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The number of U.S. tech jobs fell by 113,000 in the first six months of 2002, but the rate of job loss appears to be slowing, a new report says.

Frozen Zoo might help endangered species survive
SAN DIEGO -- Tucked into a corner room of a Mission-style building up on the San Diego Zoo's Hospital Hill is a modern-day Noah's Ark.

Product review: A versatile roadster from HP
NEW YORK -- You can e-mail only so many digital images, and PC slide shows get old fast. Eventually, even the most ambivalent of digital photographers will want to make their own prints.

Rivals Ford, GM form unique partnership to develop new transmissions
DETROIT -- The world's two largest automakers, General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co., said Thursday they will team up in a unique partnership to develop a new six-speed automatic transmission.

Georgia salvages record

Edwards gets big numbers and record
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia senior split end Terrence Edwards was the offensive star of Saturday's 18-13 victory over Tennessee, recording seven catches for 112 yards. The former Washington County standout also made a little bit of history.

Bulldogs stay undefeated
ATHENS, Ga. - Another week, another hurdle cleared, another step toward the dream year that's been 20 years in the making.

Edwards gets big numbers and record

Win over Vols would be a boost to Bulldogs

Win over Vols would be a boost to Bulldogs
ATHENS, Ga. - When Georgia quarterback David Greene found Verron Haynes alone in the end zone for a late touchdown to give the Bulldogsa dramatic 26-24 victory at Tennessee last year, it was a watershed moment in several respects.

Georgia salvages record
ATHENS, Ga. - Explaining just how far Georgia's football program has come can be done quickly and simply:

Loss to Florida hasn't dimmed Cats' optimism

Loss to Florida hasn't dimmed Cats' optimism
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- When the season began, the thought of Kentucky winning the Southeastern Conference was far-fetched at best.

South Carolina holds off Kentucky offense
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Ryan Brewer scored on a 6-yard run with 7:54 left and South Carolina's defense held off Kentucky in the closing minutes to preserve a 16-12 victory Saturday night.

Tech briefs

Rivals Ford, GM form unique partnership to develop new transmissions

Product review: A versatile roadster from HP

Frozen Zoo might help endangered species survive

Religion calendar

Road to recovery

Faith digest

Artist's angel appears in 'Upper Room'

Seminar examines faith's affect on healing

Medical school honors body donors