The long World Series wait is over - bring on Bonds!

Schoeneweis riding the wave - not making any

Sluggers put Giants on top

The long World Series wait is over - bring on Bonds!
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Barry Bonds tugged on his new black-and-orange Giants cap, the one with a World Series logo stitched on the side. After all those at-bats, all those games, all those near-misses, at last it was a perfect fit.

How the Giants and Angels compare

Giants, Angels have two of baseball's finest
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- When Troy Percival takes the mound, he goes from mellow to mad. Every time.

Sluggers put Giants on top
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Barry Bonds started his first World Series with a trot instead of a walk, and the San Francisco Giants played home run derby the rest of the way.

How the Giants and Angels compare
A look at the San Francisco Giants and Anaheim Angels going into the World Series, starting Saturday night at Edison Field:

Giants, Angels have two of baseball's finest

Schoeneweis riding the wave - not making any
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Scott Schoeneweis will be watching the first inning of the World Series from the same place he's watched every game since late June - the bullpen. But he's not complaining.

In nine years, home has become where the work is

Business briefs
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Bulk cargo tonnage increased 6.3 percent over the past year at the Georgia port, and with a new bridge and deeper shipping channel on the horizon, things can only improve, officials said.

State, city celebrate new plant

Business briefs

Regional offerings help Continental grow

Consumer inflation up 0.2 percent in September
WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices rose a moderate 0.2 percent in September despite the biggest jump in energy costs in five months.

Business calendar

Bojangles gives way to new McDonald's
Two McDonald's restaurants on Washington Road will close while a new one is built on a site formerly occupied by Bojangles' Famous Chicken & Biscuits.

Krystal has been selling miniature burgers since 1932

Business briefs

Consumer inflation up 0.2 percent in September

On the move

Stocks surge on positive IBM earnings; Dow gains nearly 240 points
NEW YORK -- Another wave of positive earnings news from companies such as IBM propelled stocks higher Thursday, giving Wall Street its fifth advance in six sessions. The Dow Jones industrials jumped nearly 240 points.

Business calendar
Tuesday: QuickBooks Pro 2002; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Serotta Maddocks Evans & Co., 701 Greene St. Suite 200, seminar by Sonia Gowen, certified QuickBooks Pro adviser; $95 due at registration; continental breakfast and lunch provided; 722-5337.

Social Security recipients will get 1.4 percent increase
WASHINGTON -- Social Security recipients will get a 1.4 percent cost-of-living increase in their monthly checks next year, the smallest increase in four years, reflecting a slowdown in inflation caused by the weak economy. The increase will mean an extra $13 a month for the typical retiree.

On the move
Robert C. Franklin of Martinez has joined the Center for Primary Care as the 14th physician on the medical staff.

Bank company tops $100 million in assets
The holding company for Aiken-based People's Community Bank has topped $100 million in assets.

Only time will tell if celebration is warranted
After a two-year courtship, Augusta got its first kiss from Continental Airlines last week.

State, city celebrate new plant
POOLER, Ga. - Thursday's announcement that DaimlerChrysler had chosen Pooler to build a mammoth van plant - one expected to create 3,300 jobs and inject hundreds of millions of dollars into the local economy - had officials at both the state and local levels heartily patting one another on the back.

Business briefs
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT GENERAL CHEMICAL CORP. OWNER: GenTek Inc. of Hampton, N.H.

Stocks surge on positive IBM earnings; Dow gains nearly 240 points

Regional offerings help Continental grow
For local passengers, it was a rare shot of optimism during a bleak period for the aviation industry.

Bank company tops $100 million in assets

Krystal has been selling miniature burgers since 1932
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Five years after emerging from bankruptcy, one of the country's oldest fast-food chains dishes out sackfuls of the same aromatic, miniature burgers that got it started 70 years ago.

Stocks record second straight winning week

Only time will tell if celebration is warranted

Stocks record second straight winning week
NEW YORK -- Momentum from Wall Street's October rally lifted stocks Friday and gave the major market indexes their second straight winning week - the first such streak in two months. Despite an early decline, many investors resisted the urge to take profits.

Social Security recipients will get 1.4 percent increase

Tigers breathe on last gasp

Coaches concerned about Clemson's big plays

Coaches concerned about Clemson's big plays
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe and Clemson coach Tommy Bowden are worried about the same thing this week - the Tigers' big plays.

Tigers breathe on last gasp
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson defensive end Maurice Fountain noticed something about Wake Forest freshman running back Chris Barclay. In the third quarter of Saturday's game, he sidled up to cornerback Brian Mance and shared his tidbit of information.

Savannah State ends skid

Struggling teams searching for win
Morris Brown and Savannah State will have a tough time living up to last year's CSRA Classic.

Small college roundup

Savannah State ends skid
Ken Pettiford walked around Lumpkin Road Stadium soaked from the celebratory dousing he received.

Small college roundup
CLINTON, S.C. -- Presbyterian coach Tommy Spangler hopes the excitement his team feels this week doesn't backfire on them.

Elect Sanford

Endorsements begin

Competition stifled?

Correction

DNA vs. eye witnesses

What was jury thinking?

Arts calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle.

In the know
Which soap-opera comic should remain on the daily comics page, Judge Parker or Rex Morgan? Both strips have been cited consistently by readers as candidates for dropping from the comics page since we began testing new strips in July. So, to make room for some new offerings, at least one of them has to go. Which will it be? Should both go? You can help us decide.

Costa Rica lets tourists hang around
LA FORTUNA, Costa Rica - I'm wrapped in an array of straps and gear, staring 100 feet down to the floor of the rainforest, wondering if I'm actually going to step off this small, wooden platform and fly across the jungle hanging from a cable.

Etiquette experts worth their salt know the rules of passing
Dear Carson: I found one of your columns from 1999 in which you wrote that the salt shaker is the one with the single large hole. What if the holes are the same size, but one just has more holes? I think the one with fewer holes is the salt shaker. Am I correct? - Salt Solution

Parents create fun for children one stitch at a time
ATHENS, Ga. - It's that time of year when it seems as if every store in town has an aisle crammed with all the vestments a Halloween ghoul or goblin could dream of.

The grand tour
Harry and Sandra Wade eyed their Williams Street home for several years before moving into it.

Eagles reclaim top spot
STATESBORO, Ga. - A team looking for an identity doesn't have to search any further.

Maryland further exposes Georgia Tech defense
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The game plan for beating Georgia Tech looks pretty simple at this point, and Maryland followed it perfectly.

Second half sealed Jackets' fate
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Kerry Watkins stepped out into the cold night air, a stiff wind making him hunch over.

Eagles reclaim top spot

Second half sealed Jackets' fate

Maryland further exposes Georgia Tech defense

Fernandez has opening-round lead at SBC Championship
SAN ANTONIO -- George Archer sank an eagle and three birdies on the back nine Friday to shoot a 7-under 64 and take the opening-round lead in the Senior PGA's SBC Championship.

DiMarco enjoys record day at Disney
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Of the two scoring records set Friday in the Disney World Golf Classic, the most meaningful belonged to Chris DiMarco.

Golf roundup

DiMarco enjoys record day at Disney

Augustan outdrives Tour pro

Augustan outdrives Tour pro
Augusta's Dwight Pope Jr. is $100,000 richer after beating John Daly head to head in the inaugural Pinnacle Distance Challenge Final in Mesquite, Nev., on Thursday night.

Golf roundup
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Chris DiMarco didn't have to spend any time at the Magic Kingdom to feel like he was on a roller coaster Saturday.

QB propels Blackville-Hilda

Screven blanks Liberty

Laney hammers Josey

Harlem routs Richmond

Lincoln County wins at home

Evans gets win

Wardlaw blanks Laurens

North Augusta dominates White Knoll

Golden Hawks in good shape to claim region title

Thomson rout Statesboro

S. Aiken's Summers leads way
AIKEN - The showdown between two of South Carolina's best running backs never materialized Friday night at South Aiken.

Silver Bluff improve record
AIKEN, S.C. - Silver Bluff continued its recent strong play, turning back Bamberg-Ehrhardt in a Region 5-AA game.

Thomson rout Statesboro
STATESBORO, Ga. - It's going to take more than a win over the third-best team in the state to impress Thomson senior quarterback Deon Palmer.

QB propels Blackville-Hilda
Quarterback Brandon Isaac has carried Blackville-Hilda all season long.

Screven blanks Liberty
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Unbeaten Screven County rolled up 535 yards of total offense in a rout of Region 2-AAA foe Liberty.

Harlem routs Richmond
The Harlem Bulldogs used a relentless rushing attack and a hard hitting defense to register a convincing 35-14 Region 3-AAA victory over the Richmond Academy the Musketeers.

Defense leads Washington County
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - It's been a tradition for the past four years.

Evans gets win
Cheng Ho's 1-yard run in the third quarter lifted Evans to its first Region 7-AAAAA victory of the season, over winless Lakeside-DeKalb.

Golden Hawks in good shape to claim region title
After beating Laney, Harlem and Westside - definitely the upper echelon of Region 3-AAA - by a combined score of 92-27, Washington County should easily waltz its way to the region title.

Glenn Hills runs wild
It was senior night for the Glenn Hills Spartans on Friday night, and senior running back Damion Upton went out with a bang.

Lincoln County wins at home
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - With no records to worry about, Larry Campbell and the Lincoln County Red Devils can concentrate about what's really important to them - winning a region title and getting ready for the playoffs.

Laney hammers Josey
Laney's J.K. Sabb can explain the crunching sound that came from White Road Stadium on Friday night.

Wardlaw blanks Laurens
LAURENS, S.C. - Kevin Molony threw three touchdown passes, including one to Andrew Doran in Wardlaw's 8-man football victory over Laurens Academy.

North Augusta dominates White Knoll
COLUMBIA, S.C. - North Augusta evened its Region 3-AAAA record as Andre Young passed for two touchdowns and Marquise Quiller rushed for 131 yards and a score in a victory over White Knoll.

Thrashers fall to Lightning

Thrashers fall to Lightning
TAMPA, Fla. -- Vincent Lecavalier did it all for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Thrashers activate Tamer; place Krupp on injured reserve
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Atlanta Thrashers activated defenseman Chris Tamer from injured reserve Friday.

Thrashers activate Tamer; place Krupp on injured reserve

In nine years, home has become where the work is
In my youth I wore out cars. Heck, the odometer had to pass 150,000 before they were broken in.

Why wasn't Walker at debate?

DeLoach truly listens to constituents

Nuclear pits needed for deterrence

'Buy American' to improve the economy

Will SRS simply be the front-end site of pit production?

Hall is a breath of fresh air

Credits air show success to mayor

Augusta National is all about golf

Martha Burk is a hypocrite

Etiquette experts worth their salt know the rules of passing

Arts calendar

The grand tour

In the know

Parents create fun for children one stitch at a time

Costa Rica lets tourists hang around

Lynx notebook
Without a doubt, the most pleasant surprise for the Augusta Lynx four games into the season has been the play of rookie goalie Geoff Faulkner.

Slapshots
Forward Ryan Lauzon has two goals with one assist and a team-high plus-4 rating in his first four games.

Slapshots

Game report

Lynx rally fails
Another rough outing with rookie Josh Blackburn in net was followed by another rescue by goalie Geoff Faulkner which was followed by another furious rally that fell short.

Lynx rally fails

Lynx hold off Generals
The theme from Welcome Back, Kotter played over the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center sound system as the Augusta Lynx took the ice Saturday.

2 hit by pucks at Lynx game
Concerns over the lack of protective safety netting for Augusta Lynx hockey games at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center were validated when two people were struck by flying pucks Friday night.

Lynx hold off Generals

Game report
Star of the game: Columbus center Andrew Long scored a goal and added an assist to lead the Cottonmouths to their first-ever regulation victory over the Lynx.

Lynx gamenight

Lynx gamenight
Lynx GameNight Greensboro Generals at Augusta Lynx When: 7:35 p.m. Saturday Where: Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center

2 hit by pucks at Lynx game

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Officers get First Friday help

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In memory of donors
At top, MCG medical student Mark Herndon speaks to family members and officials dur

Aiken senator eyes treasury

Match assists injured player
AIKEN - Injured polo player Justin Pimsner watched the Friday benefit polo match held in his honor from the sidelines in a wheelchair.

Burns says district suffers from lack of representation

Across the Southeast

Hopefuls promise to promote Augusta

In memory of donors

Sanford sticks to principles in race to unseat governor

Sanford leads Hodges in poll
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Republican challenger Mark Sanford has a slim lead over incumbent Democratic Gov. Jim Hodges, a new poll shows, but about 14 percent of those surveyed are still undecided.

Aiken senator eyes treasury
AIKEN - South Carolina's treasurer will play an important role in handling the state's struggling economy in coming months.

Incumbent keeps schools at top of political agenda

Personal history, politics separate state's candidates
The challenger is a millionaire who likes Taco Bell because it's price-efficient. The incumbent is a former mill town boy who lives in a mansion.

Rants and raves
THIS IS FOR the education system down here. The teachers are not doing their jobs when they are sending kids home with so much homework and notes reminding the parents to help their kids do their work. I did not go to college to be a teacher to do their homework. I can only do so much. That is the teacher's job. I, as a single parent, have enough do do. I even had to hire a tutor. The school system stinks.

Money question looms over airport plans
Nothing is certain in the Augusta Aviation Commission's ambitious plan to turn Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field into a bustling economic boon for the region.

Murderer gets life sentence

Incumbent defends voting record
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. - One of their own was under fire, and they didn't like it.

Thurmond gets hometown party

Congressman gears up for upset
ATHENS, Ga. - It was about 2 p.m. a week ago Saturday, 90 minutes before a big home game for the University of Georgia, and the word reaching Saxby Chambliss wasn't good.

No verdict yet in race riot murder trial

Rants and raves
THANK YOU TO the folks who live on Highway 221 in Pumpkin Center, near the I-20 exit! You brighten my day with your many scenes with your walrus beside your driveway! I look forward to seeing what's new each holiday season. Bless you for making the world a little brighter!

Speaker lauds cycling trails

Across the area
A mobile home sustained minor damage Saturday after a cable to the home shorted and ignited a fire.

Across the area

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A troubled children's emergency shelter will shut its doors to newcomers Nov. 1, just 17 days before a federal judge hears arguments that it's too dangerous to stay open.

Rants and raves
THIS IS FOR the education system down here. The teachers are not doing their jobs when they are sending kids home with so much homework and notes reminding the parents to help their kids do their work. I did not go to college to be a teacher to do their homework. I can only do so much. That is the teacher's job. I, as a single parent, have enough do do. I even had to hire a tutor. The school system stinks.

Across South Carolina
ROCK HILL -A Colorado company is making a commemorative rifle that honors the Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley.

Officers get First Friday help
Richmond County sheriff's officers are hoping to get through November's First Friday with a little help from their friends.

Festivals celebrate German culture
Oktoberfest continues from noon to 6 p.m. today at the Julian Smith Casino.

Across Georgia

Incumbent keeps schools at top of political agenda
COLUMBIA - South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges is talking about the five-mile morning walks he takes three times a week. He says they make him clear-headed.

On the issues

Sanford sticks to principles in race to unseat governor
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. - Mark Sanford is crawling around in the back of a nondescript GMC Yukon (with a blue Sanford for Governor sticker on the rear bumper), which is hustling up Interstate 26 toward Columbia.

Across the area
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is hoping to control any unruly crowds at next month's First Friday with assistance from other agencies.

Subscriber of the day
Donna P. Harris is today's subscriber of the day.

I-20 speed limits return to normal

News you can use
OCT. 20, 1951 Granville M. Read, chief engineer of the Du Pont Co., completed an inspection tour of the H-Plant yesterday and told a group of 70 members of the project's top-level supervision that "This job is in better shape than any project I've seen in 35 years of engineering and construction experience."

Thurmond gets hometown party
Sen. Strom Thurmond's hometown has announced plans for a 100th birthday bash in his honor.

Across the southeast
CLEARWATER, Fla. -A man was convicted of killing an armored car guard during a robbery three years ago and was sentenced to life in prison.

Across South Carolina

Song and dance
Members of Savannah State University's Kandy Kitties dance on the sideline as the marching band's drum major Ledon Sanders leads the band members on the football field.

Mom tells of slain teen at driver's sentencing

Burns says district suffers from lack of representation
Max Burns got into politics because he couldn't get anyone else to do it.

Match assists injured player

On the issues
The Augusta Chronicle attempted to ask both 12th Congressional District candidates questions on issues they will likely deal with if they are elected. Democrat Charles W. Walker Jr. did not respond to repeated requests for a telephone interview last week. The questions and Republican candidate Max Burns' answers are below.

Across Georgia

Hopefuls promise to promote Augusta
Five of six mayoral hopefuls seeking Augusta's top elected position agree that keeping residents from fleeing to Columbia County and resolving racial tension among county leaders are priorities.

Jury acquits woman of murder

Trials, triumphs through life lead Walker to new challenge
It's hard to talk about Charles "Champ" Walker Jr. without talking about Charles Walker Sr.

Sign of the season

Candidates work to gain support in large, diverse region
The candidate elected to represent Georgia's new 12th District congressional seat will have an unenviable task.

Sanford leads Hodges in poll

Across the Southeast
BOONEVILLE, Ky. -In this poor county sit 240 acres of grass and spindly trees that some local leaders see as the perfect spot for a golf course. Others call the plan absurd.

Hunters have deer in sights

Mom tells of slain teen at driver's sentencing
Even if Jimmy Jones could do nothing to save Maria Albert's son, he should not have left her child in the road, she said.

Body is found in truck at abandoned house

Murderer gets life sentence
In a murder case solved by DNA years after a brutal slaying, an Augusta man received a prison sentence of life plus five years Friday.

Man says he killed girlfriend

Jury acquits woman of murder
After deliberating for several hours this week, a jury acquitted an Augusta woman of murder Friday afternoon.

No verdict yet in race riot murder trial
YORK, Pa. -- In the nearly two weeks he has been on trial in the killing of a black woman during the city's 1969 race riots, the ebullient and garrulous former mayor has only spoken up to say he is "willing" to testify.

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BACK IN TIME OCT. 19, 1944 Maj. Gen. Douglass T. Greene has arrived at Camp Gordon for duty.

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Susan J. Abrams is today;s subscriber of the day.

Man says he killed girlfriend
A Hephzibah man was arrested and charged with murder after he admitted to killing his girlfriend at their south Augusta mobile home Friday morning, police said.

Body is found in truck at abandoned house
GRANITEVILLE - The badly decomposed body of a man was found Friday in a truck behind an abandoned house in Graniteville.

Drive founder wins award
A Columbia County woman's efforts to feed the hungry have picked up national recognition - and a $10,000 check for the Golden Harvest Food Bank.

Sign of the season
Jesse Jones (right) does a little touch-up work on the fair sign with help from Herman Grant. They were preparing the sign at the Georgia-Carolina Fairgrounds in downtown Augusta.

Speaker lauds cycling trails
Atlanta's success in creating an extensive bicycle trail network illustrates the potential that exists in Augusta, according to a nationally known expert.

Congressman gears up for upset

Hunters have deer in sights
WRENS, Ga. - Mac Peeler gazed wistfully at the autumn sky and smiled with knowing anticipation.

Across the area

I-20 speed limits return to normal
Attention, lead-foot drivers! The speed limit on Interstate 20 in McDuffie and Columbia counties is changing to your advantage.

Money question looms over airport plans

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Dozens of Upstate women have pleaded guilty before a federal magistrate this week, each of them a wife to a man she met only long enough to say "I do."

Trials, triumphs through life lead Walker to new challenge

Across Georgia
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -An airman found dead in his dormitory room drank himself to death, authorities said.

Incumbent defends voting record

Tigers don't become a statistic
CLEMSON, S.C. - Nobody disputed what they'd just experienced. By most measures it was a bludgeoning, but the Clemson Tigers wore their bruises with the smiles of men just pardoned from death row.

World Series TV ratings will depend on Bonds
It won't be The Rally Monkey's animal magnetism or those wacky Thunder Stix. It won't be that classic Game 1 pitching matchup

Newman wins pole at Martinsville

NASCAR notebook

Newman wins pole at Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Rookie Ryan Newman succeeded where 34 drivers before him failed, posting a lap of 92.837 mph to knock Jeff Gordon off the pole for the Old Dominion 500.

NASCAR notebook
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Before Todd Bodine left Lowe's Motor Speedway last week, he said he would be blamed for a 10-car crash in the closing laps of the UAW-GM Quality 500.

Martinsville changes baffle drivers

Martinsville changes baffle drivers
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - When the car is right and the driver is in his rhythm, Martinsville Speedway still can be a harrowing place to drive.

Gordon focused for stretch run

Gordon focused for stretch run
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - As the sixth-place driver in the point standings with only five races remaining, Jeff Gordon knows his chances to repeat as the NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion are quickly diminishing.

Falcons passing grade on defense

Home sweet Dome: Feely still confident

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Featured obituary: Lloyd Barbee
Lloyd Barbee's life was a journey full of accomplishments. Born in 1921, he grew up during the Great Depression and learned what it meant to conserve.

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Ms. Wanda Webber (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie Roberts (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Scott (HEPHZIBAH, GA.)

Mr. Carlton Stewart (THOMSON,Ga)

Mr. Carlton Stewart (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Head (DALLAS, Texas)

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Featured obituary: Mrs. Ernestine Williams

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Mrs. Shirley Watson (LANGLEY, S.C.)

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Ms. Wanda Webber (AUGUSTA. Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Butler (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Clarcy Ward (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise DeCamilla (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Wilbur Schrock (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Evelyn Ansley (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Little (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. James McKie Sr (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rithor Collins (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Lloyd Barbee

Mr. Joseph Davignon II ( GROVETOWN, Ga.)

A boost for ASU
"We have such a large percentage of our population that did not pursue any post-secondary education. So we have a market out there that we're going after now with a new continuing education emphasis."

Just 2 percent ruin it for the rest
It appears what I experienced at Fort Gordon recreation area at Lake Thurmond back in June (in a letter you published on June 13) has now reared its ugly head on Broad Street during First Friday's festivities on Oct. 4.Andy Chandler, Augusta

Martha Burk is a hypocrite
Scott Michaux went out of his way to make the profile of National Council of Women's Organizations Chairwoman Martha Burk on Sept. 29 as positive as possible. It read like Larry King Lite. I'm sure if he searched hard enough, Mr. Michaux could find a few redeeming qualities in former President Bill Clinton, too. Jim Irish, North Augusta, S.C.

'Buy American' to improve the economy
The stock market is an illusion. It is a reflection of the economy. It reflects people's trust in how well businesses are doing. The money invested is real, but trust is the illusory quality. Few investors read reports on which the trust is based; fewer yet understand them. John R. Helman, Augusta

Nuclear pits needed for deterrence
In the Sept. 30 Augusta Chronicle, Victor Reilly of Aiken decries the proposed pit manufacturing facility for Savannah River Site ("Rejects new pits for nuclear bombs," letter to the editor) and wonders if we have all gone mad. The basis for his position is his statement "more pits are needed only if we want new designs." Mal McKibben, Aiken, S.C.

Why wasn't Walker at debate?
The absence of Charles Walker Jr. at the Atlanta Press Club debate was a lack of good character on his part. What is he so afraid of? If he feels that he is worthy of the office of a Georgia senator, is it not right that he should let his beliefs and views on issues be known? He had that oppurtunity to do so at the debate, but declined the press club's invitation to participate. Hannah Bullock, Bartow, Ga.

Augusta National is all about golf
How come the National Council on Women's Organizations and the entire media do not have a clue? The Augusta National Golf Club was founded for one reason. It was not to discriminate or provide a place for wealthy barons to hobnob. Instead, Bobby Jones created a venue that is all about golf. Andrew J. Walters, Evans, Ga.

Endorsements begin
Between today and election day, The Chronicle will be following its tradition of endorsing candidates for key offices in Georgia and South Carolina.

Just 2 percent ruin it for the rest
It appears what I experienced at Fort Gordon recreation area at Lake Thurmond back in June (in a letter you published on June 13) has now reared its ugly head on Broad Street during First Friday's festivities on Oct. 4. Andy Chandler, Augusta

Correction
An editorial, "P&G's good deal," in Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle contained an incorrect title for Robert Osborne of the Richmond County Development Authority. He is vice chairman of the authority.

Will SRS simply be the front-end site of pit production?
The Department of Energy is seeking to re-establish large-scale plutonium pit-manufacturing capacity, 100 to 500 new pits a year. DOE's reference to a singular facility is misleading. In all likelihood, the MOX and Pit Disassembly and Conversion Facility now being designed for Savannah River Site form the front end of pit production and the rest can be sited elsewhere. Don Moniak, Aiken, S.C.

Elect Sanford
In the past four years, South Carolina has seen government spending soar. Yet just about every year the government is faced with tens of millions in budget shortfalls and the Budget and Control - headed up by the governor - is forced to make deep, painful, midyear, across-the-board cuts, throwing government agencies into chaos.

What was jury thinking?
The tobacco companies aren't on anybody's most-popular list, so who cares that a California jury hit up the Philip Morris Co. for $28 billion in personal injury and punitive awards to a lifelong smoker?

DNA vs. eye witnesses
More and more news stories are popping up, reporting that some convicted felon or another - sometimes including death row inmates - have been cleared by DNA evidence.

Competition stifled?
Road and highway funds are in precious short supply in South Carolina, consequently a recent Legislative Audit Council's report is raising some worrisome questions - chiefly whether a lack of competition drove up costs of road paving in the state between 1995 and 2001.

DeLoach truly listens to constituents
We are pleased to support state Rep. George DeLoach, R-Hephzibah, for re-election. John and Sharon Harley, Augusta

A boost for ASU
"We have such a large percentage of our population that did not pursue any post-secondary education. So we have a market out there that we're going after now with a new continuing education emphasis."

Hall is a breath of fresh air
I have worked with Randy Hall during my 10 years as a member of the local Family Connection and during the last couple of years as a member of its board of directors. He served as an attorney for the board and wisely guided us through our formative years. John Warner, Augusta

Credits air show success to mayor
I have been privileged to be the primary announcer/narrator of the Boshears Memorial Fly-In and Air Show since 1995. I've watched the Boshears organization grow and mature into a nationally recognized air show producer at Daniel Field. Hugh Oldham, Anderson, S.C.

Sports digest

Aiken boxer wins

Breeders' Cup 2005 may move to Belmont Park

Overtime

Overtime

World Series TV ratings will depend on Bonds

Davenport, Martinez reach semifinals

Sports digest
'It doesn't quite fit, huh. Pick out the name that doesn't belong."' -Anaheim's Adam Kennedy, on being in a select group of players (Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and George Brett) who have hit three home runs in a postseason game

Overtime
The Miami Dolphins have agreed in principle on a contract with retired receiver Cris Carter and he could join the team on Monday, several Internet sites reported Saturday.

Overtime
The Greater Augusta Sports Council added nine more punters to the watch list for the Ray Guy Award on Friday.

Davenport, Martinez reach semifinals
ZURICH, Switzerland -- Defending champion Lindsay Davenport returned to the Swisscom Challenge semifinals by beating Kim Clijsters 6-3, 7-6 (5) Friday.

Area sports announcements
Oct. 26: The Doyle Baseball 2002 College Prep Showcase will be held at Southern Polytechnic University in Marietta, Ga., for top Georgia High School Baseball players (2003-05). The event begins at 9 a.m. and will conclude around 4 p.m. For more information, call Anthony Fedele (770) 517-6919 or go to www.doylebaseball.com.

Breeders' Cup 2005 may move to Belmont Park
NEW YORK -- The 2005 Breeders' Cup will not be run at Churchill Downs as originally scheduled because of a shortage of hotel rooms, and is likely to be moved to Belmont Park.

Aiken boxer wins
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Aiken native Paul "The Punisher" Williams took the national spotlight away from Joshua Onyango at HSBC Arena on Friday night.

Outdoors calendar
Fri., Oct. 25: A lecture and demonstration about bats will be offered at 6:30 p.m. at the National Wild Turkey Museum in Edgefield, S.C. The presenter will be Dr. Stephen Burnett of Clayton College State University. The event is free and open to the public. Call 1-800-THE-NWTF.

Beginners' luck

Outdoors calendar

Beginners' luck
Somebody had to get lucky. On Saturday, it was Charles Beeland.

Home sweet Dome: Feely still confident
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Neither Jay Feely nor special teams coach Joe DeCamillis can say why the Atlanta Falcons' placekicker has been nearly automatic in attempting field goals on the road and less successful at home.

Falcons passing grade on defense
ATLANTA - Travis Hall was exhausted when the Atlanta Falcons' team charter arrived at Hartsfield International Airport last Sunday night.

Hindus, Sikhs celebrate
Gita Talukdar lights candles and lamps throughout her Martinez home for the nine-day Hindu festival of Navaratri.

By accepting God, the best is yet to be
If we can accept one basic premise, all of life will be greatly blessed with positive thoughts, with hope that does not disappoint, and with optimism and courage to persevere.

Religion Calendar
HOUR OF POWER: 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church.

Old-time religion
Tiny Bel Air Baptist Church stands in a clearing west of Jimmy Dyess Parkway, looking for all the world like a picture postcard from the 1800s.

Singer shares 'Time' gladly
Paulette Attie's sometimes serious, sometimes playful one-woman show on the vagaries of time will be presented at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Adas Yeshurun synagogue, 935 Johns Road.

Faith digest
Members of First Baptist Church, 161 Allen St. in Barnwell, S.C., will celebrate the church's 200 years of service at 5 p.m. today with a barbecue under a big tent.

Tigers don't become a statistic

Internet prompts governments to revisit open records
CINCINNATI -- Jim Moehring knows firsthand the pros and cons of making public court records available online.

New digital SLRs cost megabucks
Every other September one of the world's top photography conventions, Photokina, is held in Cologne, Germany. So important is the show to manufacturers that they often hold off new product introduction until it opens.

Ancient snow cap of Kilimanjaro is melting
WASHINGTON -- The snow cap of Mount Kilimanjaro, famed in literature and beloved by tourists, first formed some 11,000 years ago, but will be gone in two decades, according to researchers who say the ice fields on Africa's highest mountain shrank by 80 percent in the past century.

Scientists hope to create superior hardwood trees
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Molecular biologist Keith Woeste squats down among rows of young, musky-smelling black walnut trees and grasps one tree's trunk to eye a slender branch.

Georgia can't afford a slip-up against Vandy

Greene carries Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia coach Mark Richt was just glad his team didn't "lay an egg" Saturday.

Greene carries Georgia

Bus wreck shakes up Vanderbilt

Offense keeps Dogs grounded

Offense keeps Dogs grounded
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia has been criticized all season for its inability to put everything together in one game.

Georgia can't afford a slip-up against Vandy
ATHENS, Ga. -- Former Georgia coach Vince Dooley slipped into the room while Mark Richt was discussing all the things that worry him about playing Vanderbilt.

Bus wreck shakes up Vanderbilt
ATHENS, Ga. - Vanderbilt's football team endured an unsettling experience on its way to Saturday's game at Georgia.

Gamecocks stopped
BATON ROUGE, La. - Marcus Randall hit his stride in the third quarter and so did Louisiana State's defense, as the 14th-ranked Tigers beat South Carolina 38-14 on Saturday night.

Death Valley crowd will test Gamecocks
As a youngster, Jackie Sherrill got an early preview of what it was like to play a night game at Louisiana State.

Death Valley crowd will test Gamecocks

Scientists hope to create superior hardwood trees

Ancient snow cap of Kilimanjaro is melting

Internet prompts governments to revisit open records

Old-time religion

Hindus, Sikhs celebrate

Religion Calendar

Singer shares 'Time' gladly

By accepting God, the best is yet to be

Faith digest