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.

Kid from Venezuela's sandlots makes a splash far from home

Kid from Venezuela's sandlots makes a splash far from home
CARACAS, Venezuela -- As a kid, Francisco Rodriguez couldn't afford to play in Little League, so his coach paid the bill.

Angels edge Giants in slug fest

Sluggers put Giants on top

Angels edge Giants in slug fest
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Tim Salmon also waited a long time for his World Series moment.

In nine years, home has become where the work is

In Saudi Arabia, men determine size of women's underwear
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- The Saudi woman, swathed in black with only her eyes showing, held up a lacy orange bra and asked the salesman in a whisper if he had her size.

Odds and ends
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- James Bond's latest plaything is small, blond and totally plastic.

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

On the move

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

Sharp market swings could signal Wall Street's recovery

Only time will tell if celebration is warranted

Tide of job applications spell the end of courtesy letter

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

Tide of job applications spell the end of courtesy letter
Doug Ecklund totes up 11 months of job searching with these figures - about 1,000 resumes sent out via e-mail, just two interviews in person, one over the telephone, and zero offers.

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.

Tips for resume success
"Enclosed please find my resume. Do not let its length put you off. Every page is worth reading."

Business briefs

Tips for resume success

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

Sharp market swings could signal Wall Street's recovery
NEW YORK -- As unpredictable as Wall Street appears these days, there might be some hope behind its whipsaw price moves. Analysts say the volatility might be what's needed for a slow, truly meaningful switch from bearish to bullish sentiment.

Regional offerings help Continental grow

Mutual fund costs have decreased
NEW YORK -- Wall Street's oscillations during the past three years have left many investors feeling out of control. But they might take heart from the fact that the cost of mutual fund investing has fallen - a trend investors have helped bring about.

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.

Business calendar

Krystal has been selling miniature burgers since 1932

Clemson saves season with second-half revival against Wake Forest

Tigers breathe on last gasp

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.

Clemson saves season with second-half revival against Wake Forest
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson quarterback Willie Simmons couldn't move the offense. The defense couldn't stop Wake Forest's ground game, and no one could know if there was anything to save Clemson's sinking season.

Monday morning quarterback

Oklahoma gains four first-place votes
Oklahoma gained ground on No. 1 Miami, picking up four first-place votes in The Associated Press Top 25.

Oklahoma gains four first-place votes

Savannah State ends skid

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

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

Elect Sanford

Endorsements begin

MCG, front & center

Correction

Organic accuracy

DNA vs. eye witnesses

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

From the bottom of the sea to the top of the ratings
NEW YORK -- Nickelodeon boss Herb Scannell remembers his reaction to a rough cut of the very first "SpongeBob SquarePants" cartoon.

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

All-California series a challenge for network
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Fox will chase World Series viewers with two surprising California teams and a manic monkey, but history casts doubt on the odds of TV ratings glory for a matchup that doesn't cross state lines.

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.

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.

David Letterman is getting his wish
NEW YORK -- So far this season, David Letterman has gotten the prime-time help he asked for from CBS.

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

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
"The Big Time" is quite a good time. This delightful film, which premieres on TNT Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT, revisits the era of early television with a charm that recalls theatrical features like "My Favorite Year" and "The Front."

Some of NBC's established hits are falling in ratings
NEW YORK -- If "The West Wing" were the real White House, glum-faced presidential operatives would be obsessing over worrisome poll numbers.

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

Eagles reclaim top spot

Price loses playoff to Zhang in Macau Open
MACAU -- Nick Price missed a 6-foot par putt on the fifth playoff hole and lost to defending champion Zhang Lianwei in the Macau Open on Sunday.

Quigley holds off Gilder's charge to win SBC Championship

Quigley holds off Gilder's charge to win SBC Championship
SAN ANTONIO -- Dana Quigley shot a 2-under 69 Sunday and held off a final-round charge by Bob Gilder to win the Senior PGA's SBC Championship by one stroke.

Burns beats back Tiger to win Disney
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Bob Burns became the 16th player to win his first PGA Tour event this year at the Disney World Golf Classic on Sunday, although he distinguished himself in one significant way.

Woods at center of debate regarding women membership at Augusta

Woods at center of debate regarding women membership at Augusta
NEW YORK -- Tiger Woods has given his opinion on whether women should be members at Augusta National Golf Club, and the world's top-ranked player said people should respect it or not ask for it.

Golf roundup

Els beats Garcia for fourth Match Play title
VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Ernie Els won his fourth World Match Play title Sunday with a 2 and 1 victory over Sergio Garcia.

Els beats Garcia for fourth Match Play title

Price loses playoff to Zhang in Macau Open

Burns beats back Tiger to win Disney

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.

Golden Hawks in good shape to claim region title

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.

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.

Hall exemplifies morality, character

Complains that wage-hike editorial was ridiculous

Hall is a breath of fresh air

DeLoach's intervention beneficial

'Buy American' to improve the economy

'Chronicle' misuse of 'jihad' contributes to misunderstanding

No truth to charges against Burns

Nuclear pits needed for deterrence

Punish spoilers' parents

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

Martha Burk is a hypocrite

DeLoach truly listens to constituents

Parents create fun for children one stitch at a time

Arts calendar

From the bottom of the sea to the top of the ratings

All-California series a challenge for network

In the know

David Letterman is getting his wish

Costa Rica lets tourists hang around

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

Some of NBC's established hits are falling in ratings

The grand tour

Etiquette experts worth their salt know the rules of passing

Lynx hold off Generals

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

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.

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

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.

Former mayor 'a new man' after acquittal
YORK, Pa. - Former York Mayor Charlie Robertson, a day after his acquittal on charges he conspired to murder a young black South Carolina woman while a police officer during the city's 1969 race riots, stood outside his sea-green clapboard house and gladly waved to a well-wishing motorist who honked.

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

Burns says district suffers from lack of representation

A traditional scare

News you can use

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.

Congressman gears up for upset

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

Trials, triumphs through life lead Walker to new challenge

County to plan charter school

Money question looms over airport plans

Officials charge roommate in assault

A traditional scare
AIKEN - Larry Day says most men don't get too excited about Halloween costumes until they see what they can get for their wives or girlfriends.

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

Sanford sticks to principles in race to unseat governor

Online renewal reduces lines
Diana Morris says she has found the key to eternal youth. Of all places, it was on a Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Safety Web site.

Hopefuls promise to promote Augusta

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.

Aiken senator eyes treasury

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.

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Across South Carolina

Across Georgia

Across the area

Incumbent keeps schools at top of political agenda

Rants and Raves
IT SHOULD BE against the law for President Bush to fly all over the country in Air Force One to campaign for Republican candidates. It should be illegal for him to campaign for others, period.

Incumbent defends voting record

News you can use

Across the southeast

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.

On the issues

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.

Across the area

Choices differ in their past training
ATLANTA - When Georgia voters cast their ballot for the state's next attorney general this year, their choice is between a veteran politician originally appointed to the job and a veteran prosecutor who has never been involved in politics.

Officials charge roommate in assault
Richmond County authorities say they have an arrest and an apparent motive in Saturday night's stabbing of a man in downtown Augusta.

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."

News you can use
Oct. 21, 1966 A group of Augusta physicians, incorporated as Augusta Doctors Medical Center Inc., plan to build a hospital with all private rooms, utilizing the progressive care concept, which separates patients according to the amount of care they require.

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

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Brenda Bibee of Evans.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Rants and Raves
IT SHOULD BE against the law for President Bush to fly all over the country in Air Force One to campaign for Republican candidates. It should be illegal for him to campaign for others, period.

Teacher prepares pupils for real world
When Laotha Carswell began teaching 23 years ago, she was a home economics instructor. Today, she teaches family and consumer science at Evans High School.

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!

County to plan charter school
Richmond County school officials say plans are in the works for the county's first charter school, but where to locate the school remains a question.

Women bring experience in schools to race
ATLANTA - Parents and employers pushed education to the forefront of the political agenda in 2000 just in time for Gov. Roy Barnes to pass his education-reform plan.

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.

Women bring experience in schools to race

Across the area
An Augusta woman and her son have been charged after a dispute with the son's ex-girlfriend resulted in gunfire and a fight, police said.

Choices differ in their past training

Across Georgia
VIDALIA -Toombs County officials are still looking for people in connection with a major drug find in Vidalia.

Okenfenokee landowners handle fire

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -The state Supreme Court will rule on last call for Charleston's bars when it hears arguments Wednesday in a case over who gets to decide when liquor-selling businesses have to call it a night.

Online renewal reduces lines

Okenfenokee landowners handle fire
FARGO, Ga. - Wildfires in Colorado, California and other Western states got the headlines this year while one of the largest wildfires - at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge - received little national publicity. More than 125,000 acres of land burned in the swamp in late spring and early summer.

Army hospital reviews card use

Army hospital reviews card use
The U.S. General Accounting Office didn't know what it would find when it chose Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center as one of five Army installations to audit in a review of government credit card fraud.

Teacher prepares pupils for real world

Police say autopsy shows foul play
Police say foul play was involved in the death of a man found Friday in a truck behind an abandoned Graniteville house.

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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.

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.

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

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.

Benching frustrates Augusta's Grant
ATLANTA - Deon Grant had a front-row seat to Sunday afternoon's Michael Vick Spectacular. He lost the right to be part of the show.

Busch wins Old Dominion 500 at Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Kurt Busch beat the field out of the pits with 91 laps to go and then held off Johnny Benson to win the Old Dominion 500 Sunday.

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.

Busch holds on for victory

Busch wins Old Dominion 500 at Martinsville

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.

Martinsville changes baffle drivers

Gordon fades from title chase

NASCAR notebook

Gordon fades from title chase
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - The list of contenders for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship shrunk to five during Sunday's Old Dominion 500 at the Martinsville Speedway.

Busch holds on for victory
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Nice guys don't always finish last in stock car racing. Sometimes they finish second.

Falcons rout Panthers

Falcons passing grade on defense

Braves' Pendleton gives sliding pointers to Vick

Panthers Vicktimized

Mrs. Esther Perry    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Freddie Williams Sr.    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. Marion Grant    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. DeWitt Norwood Jr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mr. Theodore Sandel    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Janet Minish    (APPLING, Ga.)
Mrs. Freddie Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Menefee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Carmen Brou    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Gladys McCool    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Esther Perry    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.,)
Mr. John Lowry    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Jessie Roberts    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Susan Little    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Dr. Bill Murphy Jr.    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. Turner Scarboro    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Helen Head    (DALLAS, Texas)
Mr. Carlton Stewart    (THOMSON,Ga)
Mrs. Helen Head    (DALLAS, Texas)
Mrs. Mary Scott    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Ruthel Johnson
Ruthel Johnson never missed a chance to share her musical talent with others.

Mr. Ralph Gammon    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Harriette Boynton    (McBEAN, Ga.)
Mrs. Inez Lamp    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Snier    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Joseph Davignon II    ( GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mr. Leroy Samuel    (BRONX, NY)
Mrs. Margaret Butler    (BATH, S.C.)
Mr. Floyd Raley    (MACON, Ga.)
Mrs. Mildred Bright    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Lillian OBrien    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Ernestine Williams
Ernestine Williams was a stickler for education, and the fruits of her labor are evident with the success of the people in her family, relatives said.

Mrs. Margie Mattox    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mrs. Kay Bohler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Heaney    (PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Townes    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Gloria Hawes    (PERKINS, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruthel Johnson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Ernest Capers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Shirley Watson    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
Mrs. Margaret Butler    (BATH, S.C.)
Ms. Wanda Webber    (AUGUSTA. Ga.)
Mrs. Harriette Boynton    (McBEAN, Ga.)
Mrs. Evelyn Ansley    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Joseph Giddens    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Freddie Williams Sr.    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mrs. Ernestine Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Sarah Powell    (AUGUSTA)
Mrs. Jessie Roberts    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Eugene Prince    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Evelyn Ansley    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Ernestine Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Isaac Bolton    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Mrs. Shirley Watson    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Robinson    (TENNILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Larry Tucker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Deanna Bezonia    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Marion Grant    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Gladys McCool (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Esther Perry (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.,)

Mr. DeWitt Norwood Jr. (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Ruthel Johnson

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

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

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Mrs. Mary Scott ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Freddie Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Marion Grant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Giddens (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Townes (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. James Heaney (PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.)

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

Mr. Eugene Prince (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Davignon II ( GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Lamp (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Harriette Boynton (McBEAN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Robinson (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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Mr. Floyd Raley (MACON, Ga.)

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Mrs. Harriette Boynton (McBEAN, Ga.)

Mr. John Lowry (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Leroy Samuel (BRONX, NY)

Mr. Carlton Stewart (THOMSON,Ga)

Mr. Theodore Sandel (AIKEN, S.C.)

Dr. Bill Murphy Jr. (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

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Mr. Isaac Bolton (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie Roberts (THOMSON, Ga.)

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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

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.

No truth to charges against Burns
It is distressing that someone can become a college senior and be so ill-informed as Michael Meyers, the writer of the anti-Max Burns diatribe in the Oct. 9 Chronicle ("Walker superior candidate to radical, right-wing Burns"). Robert Thiele, Portal, Ga.

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

Punish spoilers' parents
This is ridiculous. Augusta has a fun time on First Friday, only to have it ruined by these punks who can't control themselves. The underage kids should be taken to a facility just for them - Phinizy Road anyone? Becca Howard, 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.

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

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

Complains that wage-hike editorial was ridiculous
In response to the Sept. 26 editorial, "Back in business," the fact that the full Richmond County Coliseum Authority did not agree with the recommendation made by the budget committee is fine - that is democracy. But for the editorial page to suggest the recommendation is ridiculous, I think is ridiculous. Billy Holden, Hephzibah, Ga.

'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

'Chronicle' misuse of 'jihad' contributes to misunderstanding
In today's world, the term "jihad" often evinces the misconceived notion of violence, suicide bombings and terrorism. However, true jihad in Islam carries quite a different meaning. Zameer Sheikh, Martinez, Ga.

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.

Hall exemplifies morality, character
The significance of November's election in the race for the Georgia Senate is not going unnoticed in Richmond County. Residents of Richmond County have an opportunity to send a person of character, integrity and honesty to Atlanta. That person is Randy Hall. The Rev. Stephen M. Dodson, 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.

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.

Organic accuracy
Oftentimes Americans complain - with good reason - about an overbearing, meddling federal government. But there are some things Uncle Sam does well and one of them is to see to it that consumers get accurate information.

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.

MCG, front & center
When Gov. Roy Barnes first announced the creation of a Georgia coalition to fight cancer a few years ago, he said he envisioned the establishment of three research "centers of excellence," one in Atlanta and two more sites to be named later.

DeLoach's intervention beneficial
I would like to let my friends know how important it is to our community that Rep. George DeLoach be returned to the Georgia House of Representatives on Nov. 5. Roy Stampley Sr., 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.

Overtime

Galaxy wins soccer title

Overtime

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.

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.

Overtime
Andre Agassi claimed his record 15th Masters Series title when Jiri Novak pulled out of Sunday's Madrid final with a groin injury.

Galaxy wins soccer title
FOXBORO, Mass. -- League MVP Carlos Ruiz scored in the 23rd minute of overtime Sunday to give the Los Angeles Galaxy their first Major League Soccer title with a 1-0 victory over the New England Revolution.

Beginners' luck

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

Outdoors calendar

Braves' Pendleton gives sliding pointers to Vick
ATLANTA - Michael Vick worked in training camp to avoid injury by sliding at the end of his runs.

Falcons rout Panthers
ATLANTA -- Michael Vick was more than healthy. He was unstoppable.

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

Panthers Vicktimized
ATLANTA - Michael Vick redefined the meaning of play-action Sunday afternoon.

Benching frustrates Augusta's Grant

Tigers don't become a statistic

How to pick a new Internet service provider
Q. How do I go about choosing a new Internet service provider?

Latest in 'Starfox' series is best so far
It's been far too long since Fox McCloud and his merry band of airborne furballs have graced a Nintendo game system.

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.

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.

Injuries sideline top Dogs
Georgia's football team paid a stiff price for its most prolific offensive day of the season.

Greene carries Georgia

Injuries sideline top Dogs

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

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

Bus wreck shakes up Vanderbilt

Gamecocks to use off-week to recuperate
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- As he rattled off a list of the injured players on his team, South Carolina offensive coordinator Skip Holtz conceded Sunday that the Gamecocks' off-week comes at an opportune time.

LSU handles success better in second half

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.

Gamecocks to use off-week to recuperate

LSU handles success better in second half
BATON ROUGE, La, -- LSU faced a big problem going into the South Carolina and it wasn't the loss of their starting quarterback.

Odds and ends

In Saudi Arabia, men determine size of women's underwear

Latest in 'Starfox' series is best so far

How to pick a new Internet service provider

Scientists hope to create superior hardwood trees