Giants take 3-1 lead in NLCS
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds strolled to the plate and St. Louis manager Tony La Russa never hesitated, putting four fingers in the air for an intentional walk.

Report: Piniella could be released from contract
SEATTLE -- Seattle manager Lou Piniella will be released from the final year of his contract if he does not want to return to the Mariners, The New York Times reported Sunday.

Giants take 3-1 lead in NLCS

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 advance to World Series
ANAHEM, Calif. -- Once Adam Kennedy and Anaheim broke out their thunder sticks, there was no doubt - the Angels were going to the World Series for the first time.

Giants load up - and can't deliver

Finley, Edmonds remember long-lost days in Anaheim

Angels top Twins, leads series

Angels advance to World Series

Finley, Edmonds remember long-lost days in Anaheim
SAN FRANCISCO -- Chuck Finley always wondered what it would be like to play a World Series game in Anaheim. That's because he came so close a long time ago.

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.

Peril, parasites make men's lives more fragile

Thai artist putting his talent to waste
BANGKOK, Thailand -- The latest work of a veteran Thai artist is a load of waste. Mounds of elephant waste, in fact.

Odds and ends
FAIRFIELD, Ill. -- It's hardly the fastest thing on the road, but police say a red riding lawn mower was an effective getaway vehicle for a burglar.

Manage cash well to stay profitable

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.

Ways to check up on parents' financial health

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.

Signs of the past

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.

Keeping a resume professional is important
"When there's a job to be done, I'm like a tank that barrels through any obstacles!"

On the move

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.

Business calendar

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.

Ailing AOL rediscovers its 35 million members

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: International Paper Augusta Mill.

Fuller fund disclosures have negative side

Ailing AOL rediscovers its 35 million members
DULLES, Va. -- During the Internet love fest that crowned their company's heyday, America Online Inc.'s executives prided themselves on erecting multimillion dollar ad deals and mergers.

Running a bunny farm keeps workers hopping

Partnerships that work, and that don't
NEW YORK -- It sounds almost cliched: A business partnership is like a marriage.

Historic buildings add to city's aesthetic value

Keeping a resume professional is important

Internet sites help locate unclaimed assets for free
Q: I got a letter from a company offering to help me recover unclaimed money that a state is holding and that may be mine. They want me to pay a fee for the service. Should I pay?

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.

Companies replacing risky utilities funds
NEW YORK - Battered by volatility and poor performance from utilities shares, several mutual fund companies are turning away from funds concentrated in electricity, water and telephone companies, once a safe haven for slow, steady growth.

Companies replacing risky utilities funds

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.

Pocket change

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.

Ways to check up on parents' financial health
NEW YORK -- As you've watched your savings accounts shrink, have you given any thought to how the 2-1/2 year market slide and depressed interest rates have affected your parents' retirement nest egg?

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.

Virginia runs past Clemson

Monday morning quarterback

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.

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.

Arkansas beats Auburn

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

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

Miami sets record at No. 1, Florida falls out of AP Top 25

TCU tops Army

Miami sets record at No. 1, Florida falls out of AP Top 25
Miami has itself a record-setting streak - most consecutive weeks ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll.

A deserving winner

One nation, overweight

We can manage this

Stabbing Strom

SRS comeback

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.

Series 'Dog Days' takes on pets in the city
NEW YORK -- Reality television has finally gone to the dogs.

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.

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.

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.

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

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
Only on that kookie Comedy Central could the ritual consumption of fried chicken and porn films be considered a meaningful act of rebellion.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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 Southern romp in win

Georgia Tech rides roller coaster

Bad luck keeps coming for Georgia Tech

Cejka captures Lancome title

Tataurangi comes from behind for first tournament win

Pak overtakes Koch to defend title
MOBILE, Ala. -- Se Ri Pak birdied four of the last five holes Sunday to overtake Carin Koch and successfully defend her title in the Mobile LPGA Tournament of Champions.

Tataurangi comes from behind for first tournament win
LAS VEGAS -- Phil Tataurangi didn't think he had a chance to win his first PGA Tour title Sunday. Even after shooting a 10-under 62 to come from five shots behind to win the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas he had trouble believing it.

Pak overtakes Koch to defend title

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.

Duval takes lead with 63 in Vegas Classic

Cejka captures Lancome title
SAINT NOM LA BRETECHE, France -- Germany's Alex Cejka shot a 3-under-par 68 to capture the Lancome Trophy on Sunday.

Golden Hawks rout 'Cats

Prep notebook

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.

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."

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.

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.

Panthers beat Thrashers in OT

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

Aiken man shot twice
AIKEN - A man driving a floral delivery truck was shot at least twice today on Old Kimball Trail, and Aiken County investigators said they are looking for the shooter. The incident took place shortly before noon along New Bridge Road.

First Friday needs electric bands

Leave First Friday the way it is

God-fearing Christian mayor needed

Graham's time in the U.S. House has been productive

Straight-ticket voting nonsense

Discussion of reparations continues

Skin color dominates local politics

Blasts pro-Palestine writer for calling U.S. a terrorist nation

DeLoach cares about his community

High mileage

Designer comfort

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead

Charlie Daniels is gonna do it again

Arts calendar

Web lists places for tourists looking for change

Wood glue fits in neat package

Series 'Dog Days' takes on pets in the city

Vote doctor or lawyer out of comics

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

Slap shots

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.

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 nip Everblades

Across the area
City and county offices in the Augusta area will be open today, but banks and federal and Georgia state offices will close in observance of Columbus Day.

Homicide ranking spurs response

Events celebrate culture, history

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.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -More lottery money will be available for students attending two-year technical schools.

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.

Across the southeast
LARGO, Fla. - A man who held his mother at knifepoint while he forced her to withdraw money from her bank account has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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

'Ready to rock 'n' roll'

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.

Planner has a hand in ASU's future

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.

Cemetery symbolism
Betty Aldridge has walked Summerville Cemetery in the past, wondering what to make of the symbols that mark the aging stones.

News you can use

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

Court official quits over dispute

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?

Leaders request feedback on plans

Records uncover pasts of hopefuls

New projects gain impetus

Across the area

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

Board's agenda is going digital

8 acts will show venue's abilities

Lower temperatures usher in fall
The leaves might not show it yet, but weather officials say the temperatures this week in the Augusta area will make it clear: Fall has arrived.

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.

Board's agenda is going digital
The Columbia County Board of Education is looking at a new way of conducting its meetings.

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

Across the area

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.

Airline to commit to service
Continental Express is expected to make its long-awaited announcement today about starting air service in Augusta.

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

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Howard K. McKnight of Augusta.

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

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.

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

Across the southeast

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.

Aiken man shot twice

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.

Airline to commit to service

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.

Cemetery symbolism

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.

News you can use

What you see today is just the beginning

Planner has a hand in ASU's future
From an office inside one of the oldest buildings on campus - where "they used to keep prisoners" - Kathy Hamrick's trademark laugh can be heard. She's having fun coordinating the future of Augusta State University.

Children get lessons about staying safe from annual event

Across the area
City and county offices in the Augusta area will be open today, but banks and federal and Georgia state offices will close in observance of Columbus Day.

Downtown gets new way to plug in

'Ready to rock 'n' roll'
AIKEN - The inaugural performance at the new Aiken Community Playhouse on Friday night will mark the culmination of nearly three years of work on an ambitious project.

Platform connects Georgia hopefuls

News you can use
OCT. 14, 1980 Richmond County Sheriff's investigators on Monday marked their third day questioning a 40-year-old Warrenville, S.C., man in connection with the kidnapping of Valerie Newsome.

Clean and beautiful

Experts say politicians must face high standard

Candidates experience financial woes

Rants and Raves
JAMES GALLMAN AND the South Carolina NAACP have naturally moved to Georgia because they don't want to go to a state that glorifies a symbol of division and treason. Mr. Gallman and his group should look at the state flag of Georgia.

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

Homicide ranking spurs response
Catrina B. Johnson was dressed for bed when her husband shot her inside their south Augusta home in 2000.

Hospital changes management

Interstate-20 construction wraps up

Reluctant witnesses delayed race riot trial

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?

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.

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.

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.

Rants and Raves
JAMES GALLMAN AND the South Carolina NAACP have naturally moved to Georgia because they don't want to go to a state that glorifies a symbol of division and treason. Mr. Gallman and his group should look at the state flag of Georgia.

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

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.

Candidates' pasts reveal brushes with law

Across South Carolina

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.

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.

Unheralded rookie shocks NASCAR with victory

Schumacher wins Japanese GP for 11th win of season
SUZUKA, Japan -- Michael Schumacher delivered a perfect ending to a near-perfect season.

Unheralded rookie shocks NASCAR with victory
CONCORD, N.C. -- Jamie McMurray, driving in only his second Winston Cup race, shocked the NASCAR world Sunday with a victory in the UAW-GM 500.

Burton races to easy Busch Series win

Rookie comes up big
CONCORD, N.C. - For those who questioned why Chip Ganassi hired Jamie McMurray to drive one of his Winston Cup Series cars next year, Sunday's UAW-GM Quality 500 became the answer.

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.

Rookie can make history

Rookie comes up big

Falcons find a way

Cowboys edge Panthers

Blank listens to fans, but keeps faith in Reeves

Falcons defeat Giants

Giants and Falcons debating who's more banged up

Mr. Clarence Phillips    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. James Dyches Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Mattie Allison    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Henrietta Andrews    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Shirley Jennings    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Ms. Annette Worm    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Dave Bartos    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Willie Williams Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Willie Williams Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Susie George    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Rosa Hartley    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. William Eubanks    (MOBILE, ALA.)
Mrs. Linda Carroll    (LPN MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Rosa Dunkley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Frank Clark    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Patricia Davis    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Herbert Cadle Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Barry Conover    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Virginia Yonce    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mr. Frank Clark    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Arthur Grant    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Rudolph Wilkerson Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Helen Hall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Albert Chinn Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Helmly    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. T.J. Carswell    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. William Masterson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Dea. Melvin Thornton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Edna Milledge    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)
Mrs. Raye Sapp    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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.

Mr. Arthur Grant    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jack Ridlehoover    (MODOC, S.C.)
Mrs. Lucille Reaves    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Willie Sanders    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lois Maddox    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Alexander Barnes Jr.    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Kathryn Hudson    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Raye Sapp    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Hattie Henry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Annette Worm    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Helmly    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Rudolph Wilkerson Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
William Hawkins    (WOODSTOCK, Ga.)
Ms. Sarah Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Barry Conover (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Hattie Henry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Arthur Grant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mattie Allison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Raye Sapp (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Hall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Frank Clark (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lois Maddox (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Clark (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Grant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Henrietta Andrews (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Linda Carroll (LPN MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Dyches Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Helmly (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

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

Ms. Sarah Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Helmly (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

William Hawkins (WOODSTOCK, Ga.)

Mr. William Masterson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Clarence Phillips (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille Reaves (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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.

Blasts pro-Palestine writer for calling U.S. a terrorist nation
While reading Harry Sellers' Oct. 4 letter, "Why attack Iraq when U.S., Israel are the real terrorists?", I could hardly contain myself. I am really dumbfounded as to why the writer, who obviously abhors his own country and has labeled it a "terrorist" nation, hasn't packed up and relocated to Palestine, which he apparently thinks is a model society. Lawrence Smith, Augusta

Skin color dominates local politics
As an avid daily reader of the editorial section of my Chronicle, the more obvious it has become to me that the dominating reality in local politics is skin color. Douglas Neal Sr., Augusta

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

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.

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.

Stabbing Strom
Strom Thurmond, a few months away from 100 years of age and retirement, has seen many changes during his 48-year career in the U.S. Senate, not all of them for the better. He touched on one of the saddest changes this week in what may have been his last speech on the floor of the Senate. It concerned a colleague.

Discussion of reparations continues
Regarding R. Rector's Sept. 19 letter, "Reparations have already been paid." Angela Powell, 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.

God-fearing Christian mayor needed
How can anyone want Ed McIntyre for Augusta's mayor? He spent three years in jail for his illegal actions in his first mayoral term. Doug Weaver, Augusta

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.

Graham's time in the U.S. House has been productive
Lindsey Graham is a Christian, a conservative Republican and a trusted friend. He's served South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District extremely well, and is the best candidate to replace the legendary Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., in the U.S. Senate. Pam Brammer, North Augusta, S.C.

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.

Leave First Friday the way it is
I believe the way the problems with First Friday are being handled is unfair to the general public; that the actions of so few dictate the actions of so many. Just because a few idiots thought it would be cool to start a "riot" in the streets doesn't mean that those with sense are going to perform those exact actions. Lauren Hall, North Augusta, S.C.

SRS comeback
Despite the recent job cutbacks, the Savannah River Site's long-term future is looking better than it has in years. The optimism marks quite a change from the early '90s when SRS' future looked bleak indeed. The Soviet Union not only wasn't a threat anymore, it didn't exist.

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.

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Sports digest

Radcliffe breaks world record at Chicago Marathon

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

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Three-shot lead good for title

Announcements

Three-shot lead good for title
Dave Feldberg knows that three-shot leads in the finals of disc golf don't mean much.

Radcliffe breaks world record at Chicago Marathon
CHICAGO -- Her short blonde ponytail bobbing to the relentless pace, Paula Radcliffe ran the fastest marathon ever by a woman Sunday in just her second effort at the grueling distance.

Overtime
USC Aiken's Nicole Copp won the Flight B consolation tennis championship at the Georgia College and State University Invitational this weekend in Milledgeville, Ga.

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

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.

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

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

Warm waters breed parasites

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Falcons find a way
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Just as the Atlanta Falcons were about to have their season buried in the swampy Meadowlands across from Giants Stadium, Doug Johnson refused to buckle.

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.

Falcons defeat Giants
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Atlanta Falcons had an easier time overcoming the absence of Michael Vick than the New York Giants did overcoming the loss of most of their defensive line.

Cowboys edge Panthers
IRVING, Texas -- Quincy Carter is finding out that it doesn't matter what happens in the first 56 minutes, as long as he comes through in the last four.

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.

Scientists find surprising source of nanocrystals
INDIANAPOLIS -- Scientists who have worked for years to find a way to mass-produce tiny, unusually hard crystals called nanocrystals should look no farther than their local machine shop, new research suggests.

Georgia does nothing but win

Bulldogs are back in SEC contention

Georgia salvages record

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

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.

Georgia does nothing but win
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia hasn't blown out a bunch of teams on the way to its best start in two decades.

Edwards gets big numbers and record

Bulldogs are back in SEC contention
ATHENS, Ga. - Thanks largely to its success in close games this season, Georgia is being cast as a team that is destined for greatness.

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

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.

Capers, Faison out for Gamecocks
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Sprained ankles have left quite a hole in South Carolina's defense.

Capers, Faison out for Gamecocks

Odds and ends

Thai artist putting his talent to waste

Frozen Zoo might help endangered species survive

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