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

Window dressing

A natural connection

Hot air tax cuts

Yes to Sunday sales

Improving fire safety

Saddam's prison ploy

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

'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.

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.

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

Georgia Tech's second-half lapses perplexing to Gailey

Source: Sutton to be next Ryder Cup captain

USOC president wishes she knew about Ward's Augusta membership

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.

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.

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.

Palmer: Senior PGA Tour reduction might create demand

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.

The end of another PGA Tour party

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.

Augusta State coach says team deserves credit

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.

HOPE doesn't spring eternal for all

DeVaney's military slur offensive

President Bush is only interested in Middle East oil

McIntyre can work across racial lines

Entrance to subdivision dangerous

Electing Hall is a step toward progress

First Friday troubles are seen as racist

U.S., Israel are not terrorist states

Photo doesn't promote healthy eating

Davidson School letter 'ironic'

At least Bob Young seems honest

Agrees with writer about Corps of Engineers

Visitors impressed by city and Augustan's hospitality

Graham supports retired military personnel

In the know

Senior calendar

In the know

This food is so good, it's scary

Tarragon yeast recipe raises to any occasion

Small portions

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

Rookie goalie looks to rebound after rough start

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.

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.

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

County opens new facility

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.

Across the southeast

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.

News you can use

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

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.

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.

Testimony starts in murder trial

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

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.

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.

Man faces cruelty charge

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Juror's notes will be examined

Hopefuls comment on grand jury

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

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.

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.

Red ribbon day

Council raises franchise fees

Subscriber of the day

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.

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.

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.

Across the area

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

Woman pushes patriotism week for schools

Event organizers drop vendors, musicians

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.

Ghost tales create stir at university

ASU gets nearly twice its fund-raising goal

Board pursues concessionaire

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.

Research traces path of multiple sclerosis

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Practice pitch

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.

County stays out of dispute over funding

Bus blaze erupts on I-20

News you can use

Across Georgia

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

Polling booths leave a light on

Subscriber of the day

Late Walker misses debate

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Across the area

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

Terry's trial postponed to Nov. 19

Rookie QB could start against Bucs after Weinke's concussion

Vick is impressive - even as he learns

Monday Night Football: Steelers top Colts

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

Mrs. Carrie Carter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Rev. Luther Craft (TOCCOA, Ga.)

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

Dr. Bill Murphy Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Downing (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Jack Phillips (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mr. James Anderson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ernest Capers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Amelia Lang (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Carrie Carter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Weathers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ned Iverson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Vaughan Jr (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie Williams Sr. (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Inez Dearman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ernest Capers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Elbert Rodgers (ROSWELL, Ga.)

Mr. Carl Rabun (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Elbert Rodgers (ROSWELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Morgan (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillian O'Brien (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Blaine Merritt (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Johnny Kendrick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tommy Baugh (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Morgan (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. John Blackwell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Head (DALLAS, Texas)

Mr. James Walker Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Tucker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jewel Gary (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mr. Ulysses Sharpe (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Ms. Thelma Taylor (EVANS, Ga.)

The Rev. Ned Iverson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Neville Sr. (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. George Williams (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Weathers (AUGUSTA, 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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Hewitt advances on walkover

Lakeside rallies for win over Greenbrier

Former president of sports firm pleads guilty

Overtime

Overtime

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Rankings mean little to No. 5 Bulldogs

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Georgia must overcome injuries

Georgia's Stinchcomb also out for Kentucky game

Georgia holds same spot in BCS as the polls

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

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.

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

Brewer remains hospitalized with stomach ailment

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.

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

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

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

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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:

Holly was a bright star to her friends at Evans

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

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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.

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

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

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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

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