Angels' Salmon smokin' in Game 2
SAN FRANCISCO -- Tim Salmon isn't getting any younger. He's only playing that way.

Angels' Salmon smokin' in Game 2

Kent and Bonds, the Giants' odd couple
SAN FRANCISCO -- Dusty Baker, a movie buff and clubhouse psychiatrist, compares Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent to two men handcuffed together, hating one another but needing each other.

Kent and Bonds, the Giants' odd couple

Series shifts to San Francisco

Angels take Game 3

Series shifts to San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO -- Just mention Pacific Bell Park and what's the first image that comes to mind? Barry Bonds plopping balls into the water, of course.

Angels take Game 3
SAN FRANCISCO -- Pac Bell Park was pumped.

Future museum plans head to trash with artifacts

Weak job outlook worries graduate students
Delta slashes jobs. Enron trader pleads guilty. Stock market zig-zags.

Dow surges more than 200

Van plant has local impact
The drive between Savannah and Augusta may not be the easiest, but local economic developers say there is a strong chance the area could benefit from subsidiary businesses once a new $750 million van plant is built 120 miles away.

Business briefs

Revamped facility opens
On Tuesday, state and local officials celebrated the completed renovation of the Georgia Department of Labor's Augusta Career Center.

Callers will vote on union attempt

Industries announce quarterly earnings
Several publicly held corporations with substantial operations in the Augusta-Aiken area reported third-quarter earnings Tuesday.

Business briefs
CHICAGO - United Airlines said Monday that it is cutting 1,250 jobs and closing three reservation centers as part of cost-cutting efforts aimed at saving the troubled carrier about $100 million annually.

Stocks fall sharply Tuesday as investors take profits
NEW YORK -- Still skeptical about the stock market's long-term potential, investors cashed in some gains from two weeks of rallies Tuesday, sending prices lower. Disappointing earnings from Kimberly-Clark, Wyeth and Texas Instruments also prompted some selling.

Leading indicators fall in September
NEW YORK -- A key measure of future economic activity fell in September, pulled down by the stock market. It was the fourth straight monthly decline in the index, and raised again the prospect of a "double dip" into recession for the U.S. economy.

Workers to get 30-day notice of 401(k) lockout periods
WASHINGTON -- Starting next year, workers participating in employer-sponsored 401(k) plans must receive 30 days notice before they are blocked from accessing their retirement savings accounts while administrative changes are being made.

Workers to get 30-day notice of 401(k) lockout periods

Weak job outlook worries graduate students

Leading indicators fall in September

Industries announce quarterly earnings

Callers will vote on union attempt
Not all local elections next month will involve candidates vying for political office.

Stocks fall sharply Tuesday as investors take profits

Dow surges more than 200
NEW YORK -- Investors rewarded Wall Street Monday for an upbeat earnings season, pushing stocks sharply higher and extending two weeks of stunning gains. The market overcame an earlier round of profit taking and saw the Dow Jones industrials shoot up more than 200 points.

Van plant has local impact

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - The makers of a grass genetically designed to help keep golf courses free of weeds have withdrawn their application to begin selling it after getting several questions from the Agriculture Department.

Business briefs

Clemson looks for third chance against North Carolina State
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson has let two big chances slip away this season. Coach Tommy Bowden doesn't want to see another one lost Thursday night against No. 12 North Carolina State.

Clemson gets rare chance
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson already has missed two chances to knock off ranked opponents this season, which is why coach Tommy Bowden is stressing the importance of making the most of a rare third opportunity.

Clemson gets rare chance

Miami is only second best in BCS standings
Miami is No. 1 just about everywhere but where it counts most - in the Bowl Championship Series standings.

Miami is only second best in BCS standings

Yes to Sunday sales

Saddam's prison ploy

Window dressing

Hot air tax cuts

Improving fire safety

A natural connection

'The Ring' brings in the crowds to debut as No. 1 movie
LOS ANGELES -- "The Ring," a fright flick starring Naomi Watts as a reporter investigating a mysterious video whose viewers die horribly, debuted as the No. 1 movie with $15 million.

Small portions
Perhaps the British and Chinese are on to something. Recent studies have found that drinking tea - black or green, cold or hot - may have health benefits that include stronger bones, improved arteries and healthier hearts, according to Consumer Reports on Health.

In the know
LensCrafters and Lions Clubs International are teaming together to help those who can't afford eyeglasses.

Senior calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Cale

This food is so good, it's scary
Even distinguished culinary professionals can show a spirit of fun when they turn their minds to tricky Halloween treats.

Pepsi doesn't pledge to be pepper too
Is Pepsi Cola deleting God? Did Dr Pepper take the fizz out of faith?

Tarragon yeast recipe raises to any occasion
There's nothing like the smell of yeast rolls baking in the oven to get your family running to the kitchen. But with the kneading, rising and waiting involved, homemade yeast rolls usually are reserved for special occasions and holidays.

In the know
Who should be mayor? No, not that mayor. We're looking for your mayor. Who presides over your neighborhood? Is there a person who greets everyone at your corner convenience store? Who's always at community events and neighborhood parties? It's election season and we're looking for the people who really help your town run.

Place-kicker can't find his long-distance range
ATLANTA - Luke Manget has no explanation for his missed field goals.

Georgia Tech's second-half lapses perplexing to Gailey
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech's two-game losing streak prompted a defensive players' only meeting, and the message was clear.

Georgia Tech's second-half lapses perplexing to Gailey

Place-kicker can't find his long-distance range

Augusta State coach says team deserves credit

The end of another PGA Tour party

Source: Sutton to be next Ryder Cup captain

USOC president wishes she knew about Ward's Augusta membership

The end of another PGA Tour party
The story has been going around for years, although Davis Love III swears it's not true. He insists he never showed up for an afternoon tee time at Callaway Gardens with traces of black camouflage paint around his eyes.

Source: Sutton to be next Ryder Cup captain
Hal Sutton's next role in the Ryder Cup is to make sure the American team shares his passion for the matches.

Palmer: Senior PGA Tour reduction might create demand

Palmer: Senior PGA Tour reduction might create demand
The Senior PGA Tour didn't have 24 tournaments until its fifth year in 1984. Arnold Palmer doesn't think it would hurt if the schedule returned to about that size.

Augusta State coach says team deserves credit
It was at last spring's Cleveland Classic/Augusta State Invitational golf tournament that Josh Gregory realized he'd like to be the Augusta State men's golf coach one day.

Aiken's Simons wins state title
Aiken High School's Whitney Simons braced herself for disappointment over the past few days heading into the Class AAAA state golf tournament.

USOC president wishes she knew about Ward's Augusta membership
DENVER -- U.S. Olympic Committee president Marty Mankamyer wishes she had known Lloyd Ward was a member of Augusta National Golf Club before approving him as chief executive officer last year.

North Augusta loses Abernathy for season

Laney girls own big hoops hopes

North Augusta loses Abernathy for season
North Augusta was cruising along last week, scoring 21 first-quarter points against White Knoll with second-string Andre Young at the helm and starting quarterback Frayne Abernathy at tight end.

Thrashers remain winless
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Kristian Huselius scored two goals, including the game-winner with 1:27 left in the third period as the Florida Panthers defeated the Atlanta Thrashers 3-2 on Monday night.

Thrashers remain winless

Future museum plans head to trash with artifacts
I was doing some fall cleaning, and filling up garbage bag after garbage bag with broken stuff I meant to fix in case I ever needed it.

Visitors impressed by city and Augustan's hospitality

McIntyre can work across racial lines

DeVaney's military slur offensive

Photo doesn't promote healthy eating

HOPE doesn't spring eternal for all

U.S., Israel are not terrorist states

Graham supports retired military personnel

Electing Hall is a step toward progress

At least Bob Young seems honest

Davidson School letter 'ironic'

Agrees with writer about Corps of Engineers

Entrance to subdivision dangerous

First Friday troubles are seen as racist

President Bush is only interested in Middle East oil

'The Ring' brings in the crowds to debut as No. 1 movie

In the know

Small portions

This food is so good, it's scary

Tarragon yeast recipe raises to any occasion

In the know

Senior calendar

Rookie goalie looks to rebound after rough start
After a rough start to his pro career, rookie goalie Josh Blackburn just wants to prove to the Augusta Lynx he can play at this level.

Rookie goalie looks to rebound after rough start

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RANT to the person complaining about the drunk, underage, shirtless soldiers. You have run out of things to gripe about. And to Charles DeVaney: We understand why you are the ex-mayor.

County opens new facility

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Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Dr. Brenda J. G. Scruggs of Milledgeville.

Juror's notes will be examined

News you can use

ASU gets nearly twice its fund-raising goal
Augusta State University officials are hailing this year's annual fund-raising campaign as a success.

Polling booths leave a light on
ATLANTA - Georgia voters who are afraid of the dark should have nothing to worry about when they cast ballots in the Nov. 5 general election.

County stays out of dispute over funding

County stays out of dispute over funding
Richmond County school officials say they plan to stay out of any dispute over a $1.1 million grant passed along by outgoing state Superintendent Linda Schrenko.

Woman pushes patriotism week for schools

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Democratic incumbents are leading the two big races on the Georgia ballot next month, a new survey indicates.

Council raises franchise fees
North Augusta City Council voted Monday night to raise several franchise fees by 2 percent to help feed a 2003 budget that is starved for revenue.

Teen gets jail term on drug charges
A Lincolnton, Ga., teenager who was arrested on drug charges after an undercover agent posed as a student at his high school will serve 12 years in jail.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Democrat Gov. Jim Hodges and his Republican opponent, Mark Sanford, both have more than $1 million left as they enter the final two weeks of the gubernatorial campaign.

Volunteers strive to make a difference
It's a single day to make a big impact, the 12th Make a Difference Day sponsored by USA Weekend magazine and its 600 carrier newspapers, including The Augusta Chronicle.

Man faces cruelty charge
An 80-year-old Augusta minister says he was protecting his goats and chickens when he shot two neighborhood dogs to death, but police called his actions "extreme" and charged him with animal cruelty.

Neighborhood plan creates work for adjoining counties
A planned residential development in Grovetown could create problems for officials in both Richmond and Columbia counties.

Red ribbon day

Across South Carolina
CONWAY, S.C. -The Horry County Education Board wants state officials to move the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test to a later date so schools across the state can start after Labor Day.

News you can use

Late Walker misses debate
Congressional candidate Charles "Champ" Walker Jr. showed up for Tuesday's debate with Max Burns on the University of Georgia campus, but by the time he got there - 45 minutes late - most of the audience of about 50 people had already filed out of the UGA Chapel.

Board pursues concessionaire

Subscriber of the day

Across the area

Testimony starts in murder trial

ASU gets nearly twice its fund-raising goal

Council raises franchise fees

Ghost tales create stir at university

Across the area

Event organizers drop vendors, musicians

Practice pitch

Man faces cruelty charge

Hopefuls comment on grand jury

Across the area
Police say a domestic slaying last week in Augusta apparently began with an argument about cigarettes.

Across the southeast
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -A North Carolina man who was burned in the bombing on Bali was in critical condition Monday at a burn center.

Ghost tales create stir at university
After climbing the staircase at Bellevue Hall, a distraught young woman threw herself from a second-story window, joining her fiance in death.

Bus blaze erupts on I-20
No one was injured Monday evening when a Southeastern Stages bus caught fire in the westbound lane of Interstate 20 near Belair Road.

Across the area
An Aiken man was arrested and charged with arson after police said they found him walking away intoxicated from a Tuesday morning fire in his Vaucluse Road apartment.

News you can use
Oct. 22, 1974 Richmond County Commissioner Edward M. McIntyre decided Monday to give citizens an extra seven days to submit suggestions for a new landfill site after about 100 persons showed up at an afternoon hearing to protest all seven sites under consideration.

Across Georgia
LaFAYETTE, Ga. -A Superior Court judge has eased bond restrictions for Tri-State Crematory operator Ray Brent Marsh.

Jury gets testimony on arson
From an arsonist's viewpoint, the beauty of a delayed-ignition device is that it can be rigged with simple household items, and the fire consumes all the evidence, a fire expert testified Tuesday.

Research traces path of multiple sclerosis
Mark Hines thought it was the strain of working two jobs.

Juror's notes will be examined
YORK, Pa. - The trial judge in the case of two white men convicted Tuesday in the 1969 race riot slaying of a young black woman scheduled a hearing to discuss notes taken by one juror and distributed to the others before the start of deliberations.

Event organizers drop vendors, musicians
First Friday will be scaled back next month to more closely mirror the small arts festival it started out as in May 1994, a group of downtown business owners decided in a meeting Tuesday.

Polling booths leave a light on

Board pursues concessionaire
Members of the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority voted Tuesday to go after the civic center's concessionaire to recover money refunded to the North Georgia Annual Conference of United Methodists.

Subscriber of the day

News you can use
OCT. 23, 1982 According to court documents obtained yesterday, federal authorities seized several vehicles and other assorted personal items of at least eight Lincoln and Elbert county residents in what has been labeled a drug smuggling-public corruption investigation.

Bus blaze erupts on I-20

Rants and Raves
I HAVE A RANT for the Columbia County engineer's department, commissioners, etc. I see that the last dirt road in Evans is being paved. Good for them. How about the people who live on the other side of I-20? I can think of several dirt roads that run to the Grovetown limits that are still dirt. I tell people that I live on the only dirt interstate in the world.

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County opens new facility
AIKEN - Aiken County unveiled one of its most powerful tools in the fight against drugs Tuesday.

Across the southeast

Woman pushes patriotism week for schools
Jane Armstrong is appalled by what she sees as a lack of pupil patriotism and wants patriotic lessons added to the school curriculum.

Hopefuls comment on grand jury
Augusta's mayoral candidates agree that a special grand jury empaneled to investigate city government is providing a valuable community service.

Groundbreakings set for three fire stations
The wait is nearly over for firefighters sweating it out in Augusta's oldest working firehouse.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Sieglinde Boykin of Augusta.

Practice pitch
Lamont Williams pitches a ball to co-worker Steve Lorick at Riverview Park. The two spent their day off Monday exercising and hitting softballs around for fun.

Senate leader visits school
Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker Sr. got a tour of the Medical College of Georgia on Monday and a chance to talk about what he's done for the school, particularly in terms of cancer research.

Red ribbon day
Pupils at Riverside Elementary School take part in a Red Ribbon Week parade around the school track. Red Ribbon Week, which started Monday, is devoted to anti-drug education.

Research traces path of multiple sclerosis

Testimony starts in murder trial
Edith Ann Haynes was excited about Nov. 15, 2000, the day she expected a long-due $25,000 payment and a lunch celebration with the co-worker who was buying her home, a friend testified Monday.

Late Walker misses debate

Rankings mean little to No. 5 Bulldogs
Take the second toughest schedule among the eight unbeaten teams, factor in the third-best computer composite and fifth-rate human input, disregard the one active brain cell in Tennessee quarterback Casey Clausen's head and subtract any relevance to margin of victory.

Hawks top Hornets
NEW ORLEANS -- Theo Ratliff scored 16 points, blocked six shots and grabbed four rebounds as the Atlanta Hawks beat the New Orleans Hornets 95-87 in an NBA exhibition game Tuesday night.

Smith proved mettle, greatness in '93 finale

Vick is impressive - even as he learns

Monday Night Football: Steelers top Colts

Terry's trial postponed to Nov. 19

Rookie QB could start against Bucs after Weinke's concussion

Mrs. Earlye Odum    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Elbert Rodgers    (ROSWELL, Ga.)
Mr. James Walker Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Ned Iverson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jack Phillips    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)
Mr. Ernest Capers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Ernest Capers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Henry Williams Jr.    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Slater Jr.    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Mr. Freddie Williams Sr.    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
The Rev. Ned Iverson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Rev. Luther Craft    (TOCCOA, Ga.)
Mrs. Minnie Johnson    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
Mrs. Gloria Weathers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. William Davis Sr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Shirley Watson    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
Mrs. Helen Morgan    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Larry Tucker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Vaughan Jr    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Thelma Taylor    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Elbert Rodgers    (ROSWELL, Ga.)
Mrs. Helen Head    (DALLAS, Texas)
Mr. Carl Rabun    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Ulysses Sharpe    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Dr. O.M. Murphy Jr.    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. Robert Downing    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Mildred Bright    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Mr. John Blackwell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Jewel Gary    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Minnie Johnson    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
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Mr. Tommy Baugh    (SPARTA, Ga.)
Mr. Ronald Neville Sr.    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
Mr. James Anderson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. George Williams    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mrs. Helen Morgan    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Gloria Weathers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John Blackwell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Vaughan Jr (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Luther Craft (TOCCOA, Ga.)

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Mr. Ned Iverson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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Mr. Tommy Baugh (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jewel Gary (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Bright (TRENTON, S.C.)

The Rev. Ned Iverson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Thelma Taylor (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. George Williams (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Elbert Rodgers (ROSWELL, Ga.)

Dr. O.M. Murphy Jr. (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Gloria Weathers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Anderson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Head (DALLAS, Texas)

Mr. Elbert Rodgers (ROSWELL, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Tucker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Carter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Earlye Odum (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Henry Williams Jr. (MILLEN, Ga.)

Ms. Annette Muns (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

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Mr. Ernest Capers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Improving fire safety
With revolving door fire chiefs, other personnel changes and harsh grand jury criticisms, the Richmond County Fire Department has had a rough couple of years. But yesterday, firefighters had something to celebrate - breaking ground on three new fire stations.

U.S., Israel are not terrorist states
I must answer Harry Sellers' letter of Oct. 4, "Why attack Iraq when U.S., Israel are the real terrorists?" Arnold Throckmorton, Hephzibah, Ga.

Electing Hall is a step toward progress
The Augusta area has great potential. We are blessed with an abundance of natural resources and talented people. We cannot, however, achieve our potential until the racial divide in this city is closed. When our communities unite, our city and its citizens - all its citizens - will experience unprecedented growth. Greg Capers, Augusta

President Bush is only interested in Middle East oil
Just a thought or two concerning President George W. Bush and his desire to have a war with Iraq. Why now, after all the years since our so-called "victory" in Iraq? Well, having served in Vietnam and in Desert Storm, I can speak from some veterans' points of view. Ernest W. Erdman, Hephzibah, Ga.

Agrees with writer about Corps of Engineers
Jerry Clontz's Oct. 4 letter, "Criticizes Corps' lake level management," was right on target. More of us should speak our minds on the so-called management of Lake Thurmond. Earl R. Bradley, Washington, Ga.

HOPE doesn't spring eternal for all
Your Oct. 2 editorial, "HOPE springs eternal," is misleading. Yes, the GI Bill was great. It produced doctors, lawyers, judges, engineers, scientists and other professionals. C.A. Barreras Sr., Augusta

Graham supports retired military personnel
All disabled military retirees living in South Carolina need to be aware that not only does Rep. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., support a strong active-duty military, but he is also a dedicated supporter of retired military personnel. Carl A. Pagano, Belvedere, S.C.

At least Bob Young seems honest
Annie McCorkle says we should forgive Ed McIntyre in her letter of Oct. 16 ("McIntyre can take Augusta forward"). I am not as concerned for the past as I am for the future. He has proved he cannot be trusted. To give him another shot at the city treasury isn't the smartest thing we can do. M. Don Williams, Augusta

Entrance to subdivision dangerous
How many more wrecks? How many more deaths? That is what I would like to know. The entrance to Goshen subdivision has visibility problems, and what I would like to know is when is Richmond County going to care about south Augusta enough to prevent any more of these accidents? Sandra Brown, Augusta

A natural connection
Are bike-and-jogging paths frivolous?

DeVaney's military slur offensive
This is in response to the Oct. 7 Metro section article, "Trespasser thought he was at hotel." SFC Kent A. Briley, Martinez, Ga.

Saddam's prison ploy
One supposes that a president with a 100-percent approval rating such as Saddam Hussein's has some political capital to expend.

Hot air tax cuts
North Augustans are finding out how tax cuts can be like air in a balloon - you squeeze one part of the balloon shut and the air just bulges out somewhere else.

Window dressing
When it comes to flying, security simply must come first.

Yes to Sunday sales
Aiken voters would be well advised to approve the local referendum that would allow city restaurants to sell beer, wine or mixed drinks on Sunday.

Photo doesn't promote healthy eating
I was glad to read in the Oct. 16 edition of The Chronicle about the National School Lunch Week program, promoting healthy eating habits. Gould B. Hagler, Augusta

McIntyre can work across racial lines
It is time for Augusta to get serious about the leadership vacuum in this community. We bemoan the lack of progress, yet many of us are reluctant to vote for Ed McIntyre - the most progressive leader Augusta has had. Oceanna Pappillion, Hephzibah, Ga.

Davidson School letter 'ironic'
Some things in life are just ironic, like how it's ironic that all the traffic lights turn red when you're running late. It's also ironic to launch a letter to the editor berating one of the finest public schools in the nation, when you yourself are swimming in ignorance. L. Bairas, Augusta

Visitors impressed by city and Augustan's hospitality
My wife and I are retired, and we travel the United States in our RV. We have been to many cities and towns, and have met mighty fine people everywhere we go. Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Stamford, Houston, Texas

First Friday troubles are seen as racist
The only problem with First Friday is the color. All the articles I have read about the incident at First Friday called the individuals "hooligans" and "these people," and your paper shows a picture of the black community gathering to enjoy the same events as everyone else. Ron A. Allen, Augusta

Lakeside rallies for win over Greenbrier

Former president of sports firm pleads guilty

Overtime

Hewitt advances on walkover

Overtime

Hewitt advances on walkover
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Lleyton Hewitt reached the second round of the Stockholm Open when three-time champion Thomas Enqvist withdrew a few hours before Tuesday's match with a shoulder injury.

Former president of sports firm pleads guilty
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The former president of a Columbia sports management company accused of mishandling the assets of several high-profile professional athletes pleaded guilty Monday to bank fraud.

Westminster falters in state quarterfinals
Once the second goal hit the back of the net, Westminster soccer coach Kian Brownlee figured his team was in trouble.

Lakeside rallies for win over Greenbrier
It didn't matter Greenbrier coach Debbie Born was named Area 2-AAAA coach of the year. It didn't matter the Lady Wolfpack's Laura Schmidt was named the area player of the year. And it certainly didn't matter that Greenbrier was without four of its six starters.

Overtime
First-team All-American Oliver Wilson led ninth-ranked Augusta State to victory Tuesday in the Duke Golf Classic in Durham, N.C.

Overtime
Baseball Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett declared he is innocent of charges he dragged a woman into a restaurant bathroom and groped her.

Laney girls own big hoops hopes
On the first day of practice across the state, 12 members of the Laney girls basketball team have other thoughts floating their heads this week.

Monday Night Football: Steelers top Colts
PITTSBURGH -- Terry Bradshaw finally returned to Pittsburgh, and Tommy Maddox celebrated by playing just like him.

Terry's trial postponed to Nov. 19
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The trial of Carolina Panthers lineman Chris Terry on a misdemeanor charge of assaulting his wife was postponed Tuesday.

Vick is impressive - even as he learns
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Michael Vick was on the move again Monday, rushing out the door to catch a flight home.

Smith proved mettle, greatness in '93 finale
IRVING, Texas -- Emmitt Smith's right arm was dangling. The thigh pad wrapped under his shoulder pads for extra cushioning wasn't helping and the painkiller he'd taken at halftime couldn't relieve the agony of a separated shoulder.

Rookie QB could start against Bucs after Weinke's concussion
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina quarterback Chris Weinke spent the night in the hospital with a concussion, leaving the Panthers with rookie Randy Fasani as their only healthy option for this week's game against Tampa Bay.

Rankings mean little to No. 5 Bulldogs

New digital talking book for blind unveiled
WASHINGTON - It will be a talking book that even looks like a book, although most of its users will never see it.

EA fills your 'Need For Speed' with arcade racer
You say you feel the need for speed? Let Electronic Arts help.

No edge to mastectomies over lump removal
BOSTON -- Twenty years of follow-up research on women with breast cancer has offered powerfully reassuring confirmation that cutting out just the lumps can save as many lives as mastectomies.

Weights, faster pace may increase exercise benefits for heart
CHICAGO -- Moderate physical activity is good for preventing heart disease, but revving up the pace may be better - especially if combined with weight-training, a Harvard study of more than 40,000 men suggests.

Lab, company join to build fastest supercomputer
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Sandia National Laboratories Monday formalized an agreement with Cray Inc. to build what could be the fastest supercomputer in the world.

Georgia holds same spot in BCS as the polls

Georgia's Stinchcomb also out for Kentucky game

No. 5 Dawgs all banged up going into game at Kentucky
ATHENS, Ga. -- The Georgia Bulldogs qualified for a group rate at the hospital on Tuesday.

Georgia must overcome injuries

Georgia holds same spot in BCS as the polls
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia got the same spot in the first Bowl Championship Series rankings that it has in the polls - No. 5.

No. 5 Dawgs all banged up going into game at Kentucky

Georgia must overcome injuries
ATHENS, Ga. - On Tuesday morning, an Atlanta radio station was encouraging Georgia fans to make their reservations for Tempe, Ariz.

Georgia's Stinchcomb also out for Kentucky game
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia received more bad news on the injury report Monday: offensive tackle Jon Stinchcomb will need arthroscopic surgery on his ailing left knee and won't be able to play against Kentucky.

Brewer remains hospitalized with stomach ailment

Kickoff moved to 3:30 p.m. to accommodate TV

Brewer remains hospitalized with stomach ailment
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina running back-receiver Ryan Brewer remained hospitalized with a stomach ailment Tuesday.

Kickoff moved to 3:30 p.m. to accommodate TV
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Kickoff for the Tennessee-South Carolina game Nov. 2 has been moved to 3:30 p.m. to accommodate television.

Holly was a bright star to her friends at Evans
On Oct. 4, the Evans High School junior class lost one of its most valuable members: Holly Faith Spivey. Holly and her parents, Harry and Linda Spivey, died in a fire at their home.

My ride

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Ask us
Q: How do I get rid of the dark circles under my eyes? - 14-year-old Hephzibah girl

Boy should be leery of online romances
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM This girland I have been talking online for a while. She says she loves me but she's never seen me and I've never seen her. I want to meet her but I'm nervous. Should I do it? - 15-year-old Augusta boy

Cheerleading is much more than pretty sideshow
Cheerleading is a sport. Really.

My ride
HE FACTS: Will Lively, 17, a senior at Hephzibah High School.

Holly was a bright star to her friends at Evans

Your style
THE FACTS: Cicely Cooper, 16, a junior at the Academy of Richmond County

Audio best

Xtreme calendar
Korn will play at Atlanta's Philips Arena at 8 p.m. Tickets are $37.50, available at Ticketmaster locations.

Xtreme calendar

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Boy should be leery of online romances

Cheerleading is much more than pretty sideshow

No edge to mastectomies over lump removal

EA fills your 'Need For Speed' with arcade racer

Weights, faster pace may increase exercise benefits for heart

New digital talking book for blind unveiled

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