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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Angels advance to World Series

Angels top Twins, leads series

Giants take 3-1 lead in NLCS

Finley, Edmonds remember long-lost days in Anaheim

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.

Signs of the past

Historic buildings add to city's aesthetic value

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?

Pocket change

Fuller fund disclosures have negative side

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.

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

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.

Running a bunny farm keeps workers hopping

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.

Business calendar

On the move

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.

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?

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.

Companies replacing risky utilities funds

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.

Ways to check up on parents' financial health

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: International Paper Augusta Mill.

Keeping a resume professional is important

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!"

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.

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

Ailing AOL rediscovers its 35 million members

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.

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

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.

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.

Arkansas beats Auburn

TCU tops Army

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

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.

Monday morning quarterback

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

We can manage this

A deserving winner

One nation, overweight

Stabbing Strom

SRS comeback

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Bad luck keeps coming for Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech rides roller coaster

Tataurangi comes from behind for first tournament win

Pak overtakes Koch to defend title

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cejka captures Lancome title

Duval takes lead with 63 in Vegas Classic

Prep notebook

Golden Hawks rout 'Cats

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.

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."

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.

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

DeLoach cares about his community

Skin color dominates local politics

Leave First Friday the way it is

God-fearing Christian mayor needed

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

First Friday needs electric bands

Discussion of reparations continues

Straight-ticket voting nonsense

Arts calendar

Web lists places for tourists looking for change

Vote doctor or lawyer out of comics

High mileage

Charlie Daniels is gonna do it again

Series 'Dog Days' takes on pets in the city

Wood glue fits in neat package

Designer comfort

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

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.

Slap shots

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.

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.

Faulkner gets his shot

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

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.

What you see today is just the beginning

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

Across the southeast

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.

Across South Carolina

New projects gain impetus

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?

8 acts will show venue's abilities

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.

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 the area

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

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

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

Court official quits over dispute

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Planner has a hand in ASU's future

Across the area

'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.

Homicide ranking spurs response

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

Reluctant witnesses delayed race riot trial

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

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

Platform connects Georgia hopefuls

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

Children get lessons about staying safe from annual event

News you can use

Leaders request feedback on plans

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

News you can use

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

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.

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

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

Across South Carolina

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.

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.

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.

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?

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 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.

Candidates experience financial woes

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Interstate-20 construction wraps up

'Ready to rock 'n' roll'

Experts say politicians must face high standard

Aiken man shot twice

Records uncover pasts of hopefuls

Airline to commit to service

Across the area

Cemetery symbolism

Events celebrate culture, history

Candidates' pasts reveal brushes with law

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.

Board's agenda is going digital

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Unheralded rookie shocks NASCAR with victory

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.

Rookie can make history

Burton races to easy Busch Series win

Rookie comes up big

Falcons find a way

Cowboys edge Panthers

Giants and Falcons debating who's more banged up

Falcons defeat Giants

Blank listens to fans, but keeps faith in Reeves

Mr. Dave Bartos    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Patricia Davis    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
William Hawkins    (WOODSTOCK, Ga.)
Mr. Herbert Cadle Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. T.J. Carswell    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Alexander Barnes Jr.    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mr. Willie Williams Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Mattie Allison    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lois Maddox    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Sarah Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Frank Clark    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Virginia Yonce    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
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.

Ms. Annette Worm    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Henrietta Andrews    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mr. Willie Williams Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Dea. Melvin Thornton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Rudolph Wilkerson Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Hattie Henry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Raye Sapp    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Rosa Dunkley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Willie Sanders    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Barry Conover    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Jack Ridlehoover    (MODOC, S.C.)
Mr. Albert Chinn Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Clarence Phillips    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Linda Carroll    (LPN MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Edna Milledge    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)
Mr. Frank Clark    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. William Masterson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Dyches Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Shirley Jennings    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Ms. Annette Worm    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Helmly    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Rudolph Wilkerson Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Rosa Hartley    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Arthur Grant    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Helen Hall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Raye Sapp    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Arthur Grant    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Kathryn Hudson    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Susie George    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Lucille Reaves    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. William Eubanks    (MOBILE, ALA.)
Mrs. Mary Helmly    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Virginia Yonce (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Arthur Grant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Raye Sapp (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Linda Carroll (LPN MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. William Masterson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Hattie Henry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Clarence Phillips (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Ms. Sarah Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Allison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Helen Hall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Clark (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Frank Clark (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Helmly (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Barry Conover (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Helmly (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lois Maddox (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Grant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

William Hawkins (WOODSTOCK, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Lucille Reaves (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Chinn Jr. (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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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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.

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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

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

Warm waters breed parasites

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.

Don't forget your ear gear

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Richt reaps rewards of risks

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.

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.

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 salvages record

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

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.

Edwards gets big numbers and 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.

Georgia does nothing but win

Bulldogs are back in SEC contention

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.

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

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

Thai artist putting his talent to waste

Odds and ends

Tech briefs

Frozen Zoo might help endangered species survive