Ripken's ironman milestone voted baseball's most memorable moment
SAN FRANCISCO -- Cal Ripken Jr. breaking Lou Gehrig's consecutive games streak was voted baseball's most memorable moment in fan balloting.

Angels take Game 3

Ripken's ironman milestone voted baseball's most memorable moment

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.

Fans watch World Series games free through chain-link fence
SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants president Peter Magowan was flipping through his grandfather's papers when he discovered a Norman Rockwell magazine cover of a pitcher seen through the knothole in a fence.

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

Bell's 9th inning single ties series
SAN FRANCISCO -- Just in the nick of time, the San Francisco Giants solved the Kid.

Kent and Bonds, the Giants' odd couple

Bell's 9th inning single ties series

Fans watch World Series games free through chain-link fence

Joel Edward Sapp Jr.
Joel E. Sapp Sr. and Mechele M.

Carlos Dion Williams

Mason Jay Cliett

Calvin Andrew Coogler
Victoria Coogler of Jackson announces the birth of a son, Calvin Andrew Coogler, Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Coogler of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. Horace McZiekey, all of Augusta.

Jordyn Rachel Velez

Mason Jay Cliett
Patrick K.

Joel Edward Sapp Jr.

Erica Marie Childers
Eric and Virginia

Joyous Vergenya Li'Naudia White

Benjamin Emory Carter
Br

Avery Joseph Schweihofer

Brooklyn Marie Worley
John and Brandy Worley of

Benjamin Emory Carter

Carlos Dion Williams
John Wi

Tyler Aubrey Johnson
Gary D. a

Joyous Vergenya Li'Naudia White
Ralphael White and Bianca Scott, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a daughter, Joyous Vergenya Li'Naudia White, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Valarie Scott and Virginia white, both of Augusta.

Savannah Ansley-Rose Price

Jordyn Rachel Velez
Jose R.

Brooklyn Marie Worley

Kaitlin Nicole Teeter
Cory Teeter and April Moulton, both of Windsor, announce the birth of a daught

Renido LaCarlos Davis

Brice Philip Stewart
Jason and Beth

Rebecca Ann Hamilton

Brinasia La'Jessica Proctor
Brodrick Procto

Shelby Ann Drew

Brianna Toriano Shaw
Calvin an

Renido LaCarlos Davis
Shereeka M. Davis of Augusta announces the birth of a son, Renido LaCarlos Davis, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Debbie Davis, Claudia Davis, Pamela McCain and Jessie McCain, all of Augusta.

Avery Joseph Schweihofer
Scott and Amanda Schweihofer o

Jason Wayne Eggers Jr.

Autumn Elizabeth Scheid
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Scheid Jr. of Hephzibah announce the birth of a daughter, Autumn Elizabeth Scheid, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Debra F. Johnson and Dale Scheid, both of Augusta.

Jason Wayne Eggers Jr.
Jason and Nik

Lynwood Michael Russell
Walter and Denise Russell of Augusta

Alearic Kahsai Eugene Heard
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Eugene Heard III of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Alearic Kahsai Eugene Heard, Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mariea Hugine and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Heard Jr., all of Augusta.

Logan Olivia Bridwell
John and Kendra Bridwell of Holly Springs

Christine Elizabeth Blitch
Derrek B. and Sharon V. Blitch of Grovetown announce the birth of a daughter, Christine Elizabeth Blitch, Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood Vaughn of Martinez and Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Blitch of Evans.

William Asa Prince
Ryan and Ashley Prince of Macon announce the birth of a son, William Asa Prince, Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at Columbia Coliseum Medical Centers.

Kaitlin Nicole Teeter

Savannah Ansley-Rose Price
Sarah Jennings Price of Ev

Christine Elizabeth Blitch

Adrianna Marie Davis
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Davis of Hephzibah announce the birth of a daughter, Adrianna Marie Davis, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Harold McDonald of Augusta and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davis of Hephzibah.

Kile Michael Posey

Shelby Ann Drew
James M. and Alisha E. Drew of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Shelby Ann Drew, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Brown of Beaufort, S.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Jess Drew of Augusta.

Autumn Elizabeth Scheid

Adrianna Marie Davis

Erica Marie Childers

Brice Philip Stewart

Calvin Andrew Coogler

Logan Olivia Bridwell

Lynwood Michael Russell

Brinasia La'Jessica Proctor

Alearic Kahsai Eugene Heard

Kile Michael Posey
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Posey of Martinez announce the birth of a son, Kile Michael Posey, Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Eubanks of Martinez, Jack Posey of North Augusta and Jim and Celia Lewis of Harlem.

William Asa Prince

LyDarius Jerome Mcfadgen
Eugene and LaDearia Mcfadgen of Augusta announce the birth of a son, LyDarius Jerome Mcfadgen, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are John Carter, Robin Atkins and Eddie and Priscilla Williams, all of Augusta.

Brianna Toriano Shaw

LyDarius Jerome Mcfadgen

Tyler Aubrey Johnson

Rebecca Ann Hamilton
Chris and

Severed hand is used as a teaching tool
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. -- When a severed human hand arrived in his mailbox, Bob Brier wasn't horrified or shocked. He thought it might be something cool to bring to work.

Odds and Ends
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds could end up feeding the nation during this World Series.

Business briefs

Business briefs
LONDON - GlaxoSmithKline PLC posted an 11 percent rise in profits Wednesday for the third quarter, a result at the bottom of analysts' expectations for Europe's biggest pharmaceutical company.

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

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.

Van plant has local impact

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.

College savings add up in plans

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.

College savings add up in plans
In the six months since its inception, Georgians have pumped more than $23.7 million into the state's Higher Education Savings Plan.

Stocks fall sharply Tuesday as investors take profits

Georgia Power pays to save power

Weak job outlook worries graduate students

Industries announce quarterly earnings

Stocks rise despite disappointing earnings
NEW YORK -- Wall Street managed a modest advance Wednesday, rising for a fourth time in five days as investors weighed a mixed economic assessment from the Federal Reserve against disappointing earnings from Eli Lilly.

Georgia Power turns on new protection program

NAACP lobbied automaker
COLUMBIA - DaimlerChrysler denies that a discouraging letter from the NAACP played a role in its decision to choose Georgia over South Carolina as the possible location of a van plant.

NAACP lobbied automaker

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

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

Georgia Power turns on new protection program
Every time a major storm sweeps through the area, business booms for Computer Doctors, a computer repair service in Martinez.

Georgia Power pays to save power
Georgia Power Co. is willing to pay for a little sweat from its customers.

Business briefs

Furman-Clemson soccer match canceled

Furman-Clemson soccer match canceled
CLEMSON, S.C. -- A Furman-Clemson men's soccer match postponed after the highway death of a Paladins defender will not be played this season.

Clemson gets rare chance

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.

Tigers see past 'Pack's 8-0 mark
When you've lost three times in seven games at Clemson, fans probably don't want to hear about your strength of schedule.

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.

Tigers see past 'Pack's 8-0 mark

'BCS Boys' find outlet for passion
Georgia football coach Mark Richt says he can get on the Internet, if he has to.

College picks

ACC notebook

'BCS Boys' find outlet for passion

ACC notebook
The oddsmakers have placed Virginia at a five-point deficit on the latest betting line for Saturday's game at Georgia Tech.

SEC notebook

College picks
Florida State is used to playing for national titles. Now it's trying to play spoiler.

SEC notebook
Georgia tailback Musa Smith might play against Kentucky after all.

Heal credit fraud

Hot air tax cuts

Yes to Sunday sales

Improving fire safety

A little perspective

In the know
The Bone-i-fide Bakery, 2569 Whiskey Road, in Aiken will hold a Halloween pet costume contest at 4 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds from the benefit will got to the Midlands Golden Retriever Rescue.

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

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.

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.

Capsules
Cooks might weep with joy one day over onions that don't make them cry.

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, fitness and health activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle.

Now's your chance to unmask prominent local personalities
People will go to extraordinary lengths for a handful of candy corn.

'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.

CBS leads fourth straight week
NEW YORK -- Crime seems to be paying off for television networks this fall.

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.

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.

Normally sure-footed Manget struggles with groin injury
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech special teams coach Tommy Raye is an upbeat guy, a man who's often smiling and asking people "Are you motivated today?"

Lack of defense against the run causes concern
ATLANTA - For two weeks now, the Georgia Tech defense has been run over, around and through.

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

Lack of defense against the run causes concern

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

Normally sure-footed Manget struggles with groin injury

Georgia Tech's second-half lapses perplexing to Gailey

Go to the polls so you can make the right choice

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.

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.

The end of another PGA Tour party

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.

Time to do the math
PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- Only two weeks are left in the PGA Tour season, the time of year when some players find a calculator can be just as handy as their golf clubs.

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.

Augusta State coach says team deserves credit

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.

Source: Sutton to be next Ryder Cup captain

Irwin has chance at history
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Hale Irwin has nothing left to chase this weekend but history.

Irwin has chance at history

Time to do the math

Screven County passed its biggest tests early

North Augusta loses Abernathy for season

Screven County passed its biggest tests early
Don't tell Screven County linebacker Sean Mosley his team hasn't been tested this year.

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.

Devils edge Thrashers
ATLANTA -- Martin Brodeur came within 1.7 seconds of his first shutout of the season, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory over the winless Atlanta Thrashers on Wednesday night.

McIntyre can work across racial lines

Offers possible solutions for First Friday problem

Electing Hall is a step toward progress

McIntyre can move Augusta forward

At least Bob Young seems honest

Pilots need Burke Co. for practice

Graham supports retired military personnel

President Bush is only interested in Middle East oil

HOPE doesn't spring eternal for all

U.S., Israel are not terrorist states

'Doonesbury' sure to get to Republicans

Board member supports Towles for Aiken seat

Georgian Proud to support Cleland

Walker concerned for mental health

In the know

Tarragon yeast recipe raises to any occasion

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

Capsules

Now's your chance to unmask prominent local personalities

Small portions

Health calendar

This food is so good, it's scary

CBS leads fourth straight week

In the know

Lynx lose defenseman
The lure of big money in Europe has cost the Augusta Lynx their biggest and most effective defenseman.

Lynx road report
Thursday: vs. Columbia Inferno, Carolina Coliseum, 7:05 p.m.

Lynx lose defenseman

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.

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.

Event organizers drop vendors, musicians

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.

Neighborhood is making a comeback
The sound of hammers banging outside was music to the ears of Shirley and Joe Samuels as they sat in Beulah Grove Community Resource Center.

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

Investigators identify dead man found in truck
Authorities said Wednesday they have identified a man who was found shot to death last week in Graniteville and have received medical records that will help guarantee the identity, Aiken County Deputy Coroner Darryl Ables said.

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

News you can use
OCT. 24, 1955 Willie Lowe is "hogging off" his moonshine crop. His two pigs will enjoy 240 gallons of uncooked mash, poured out as a result of an informal call paid by Richmond County sheriff's deputies Sunday.

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.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Patsy Skinner of Augusta.

DOT wants retirees to return to jobs
ATLANTA - The state wants to put off saying goodbye to some of its most loyal workers.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -A federal grand jury has indicted 107 men and women in a scheme that paid women to marry illegal aliens, prosecutors say.

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.

Keeping the pace
Elizabeth Topp runs around the track as her daughter, Maggie, 7, rides on a scooter at H. Odell Weeks Activities Center in Aiken. They were trying to finish four laps around the park's track Wednesday afternoon.

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

Rants and Raves
TO THE PERSON who rants about roadside memorials: Let the people grieve in their own way with the sudden tragedy of a loved one. Rant about all the slobs throwing their soda cans, beer bottles, fast food and bags of garbage on the side of the road. I would much rather see crosses and flowers.

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.

Board pursues concessionaire

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.

Subscriber of the day

Judge jails woman in slaying

Juror's notes will be examined

Ghost tales create stir at university

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.

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.

Candidate's ad bothers school
Sue Burmeister said it was meant as a "light, airy, fun ad," but Augusta Preparatory Day School isn't laughing.

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

County opens new facility

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.

State funds fail to meet request for fiber optics

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.

Man's ex-wife testifies in arson, slaying trial

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.

Week of activities warns pupils about drugs

Hopefuls' names are same, but different
ATLANTA - They don't walk alike, they don't talk alike, and they definitely don't belong to the same political party.

Investigators identify dead man found in truck

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.

Rants and Raves
TO THE PERSON who rants about roadside memorials: Let the people grieve in their own way with the sudden tragedy of a loved one. Rant about all the slobs throwing their soda cans, beer bottles, fast food and bags of garbage on the side of the road. I would much rather see crosses and flowers.

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.

Judge jails woman in slaying
A Martinez woman will spend three years in prison for her role in the 2001 road rage slaying of a Thomson man.

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.

Week of activities warns pupils about drugs
Leslie Polatty's second-grade class at Riverside Middle School rounded the track Monday carrying a red banner and shouting: "Be cool, stay away from drugs!"

Subscriber of the day

Convicted killer's father sentenced
Carlton Winslow Coleman Sr., the father of the man convicted of killing Sam's Club Manager David Holt, was sent to prison Wednesday for the next three years after violating federal probation by shoplifting a $1,200 digital camera.

Man faces cruelty charge

Late Walker misses debate

News you can use

Keeping the pace

Across Georgia

Across the area

ASU gets nearly twice its fund-raising goal

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

News you can use

Hopefuls' names are same, but different

Dealer admits traffic in guns

Convicted killer's father sentenced

Man's ex-wife testifies in arson, slaying trial
Several years before firefighters discovered Edith Ann Haynes' body surrounded by fire in her home, the house of the man accused of killing her burned to the ground, his ex-wife testified Wednesday.

Walker warns of lawsuit over ads

State funds fail to meet request for fiber optics
AIKEN - Aiken County's plans for laying a new fiber-optics infrastructure may have gone up in smoke.

Across the area

Research traces path of multiple sclerosis

Walker warns of lawsuit over ads
Congressional candidate Charles "Champ" Walker Jr. has threatened legal action against opponent Max Burns unless he immediately stops airing negative campaign advertisements and runs apology ads in their place.

Woman pushes patriotism week for schools

Workers revive look of historical center
WHAT'S NEXT: The Sacred Heart Cultural Center will close to the public from Jan. 1 to mid-February to restore several stained-glass windows and retouch faded artwork on the dome ceiling.

Across Georgia

Across the area
A Hephzibah man says a commemorative gun was stolen from his house during a burglary.

Across Georgia
ALPHARETTA -A Marietta doctor, who is accused of falsifying drug tests for a 15-year-old and his father in exchange for sex with the teen's 13-year-old girlfriend, surrendered to authorities Wednesday.

Dealer admits traffic in guns
Handguns bought cheaply at a Hephzibah pawnshop were sold on the streets of New York City in a gun-running operation that lasted four years before federal officials stopped it, an officer testified Wednesday.

Go to the polls so you can make the right choice
My fellow Americans, As we near the end of the election process this year, I would like to remind you of the reasons you should vote for me and not for worthy opponent.

Bad boys good for sport

Racing facts - NAPA 500

Spotlight on Ted Musgrave
Here is a profile of NASCAR driver Ted Musgrave.

Bad boys good for sport
HAMPTON, Ga. - The timing of Todd Bodine's indiscretion two weeks ago at Concord, N.C., couldn't have come at a better time for NASCAR.

NASCAR notebook

Spotlight on Ted Musgrave

Racing facts - NAPA 500
Here are facts about this weekend's NAPA 500 race.

NASCAR notebook
HAMPTON, Ga. - Ray Paprota has been in a wheelchair for 17 years. On Friday night, however, the man paralyzed from the waist down will try to make NASCAR history.

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.

Jordan lawsuit claims $5 million extortion attempt by woman
CHICAGO -- Michael Jordan filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a woman he contends is trying to extort $5 million from him to keep quiet about their relationship more than 10 years ago.

Fantasy Football: Quarterbacks complicate matters

Poor start frustrates Dunn

Smith proved mettle, greatness in '93 finale

Terry's trial postponed to Nov. 19

Sniper prompts Redskins QB to move family to Florida

Weinke remembers nothing of Atlanta loss

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Mr. Elbert Rodgers (ROSWELL, Ga.)

Mr. Tommy Baugh (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Still (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Steve Chow (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

The Rev. Ned Iverson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wordlaw Fulmer (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Carrie Carter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Heidrich (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Antoinette Wicks (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Alma Anthony (ADVANCE, N.C.)

Mrs. Frances Ivey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Theo Sanford (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)

Mrs. Reba Dyches (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Jewel Gary (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Ms. Thelma Taylor (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. George Williams (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Powell (AUGUSTA)

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

Ms. Juniper Moore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Anderson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Moody (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Willette Boddiford (SYLVAINA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Polk (STATESBORO, Ga.)

McIntyre can move Augusta forward
Time brings changes that are positive and negative. The choice is up to Augusta voters. Inez Wylds, Appling, Ga.

Offers possible solutions for First Friday problem
I am hoping that our city leaders, along with downtown business leaders, will not let a few despicable hoodlums ruin First Friday for the rest of Augusta. I know First Friday began as an "arts" event, but it has grown beyond that (as it should have). I am hearing from some folks what sounds like an elitist attitude toward First Friday attendees. Michelle S. Thomas, 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.

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.

Heal credit fraud
Months after a General Accounting Office audit indicated that Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center has a credit card fraud problem, the hospital is mum about its own investigation into questionable transactions.

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.

Georgian Proud to support Cleland
After seeing Republican U.S. Rep. Saxby Chambliss' recent attack ad against U.S. Sen. Max Cleland, D-Ga., I was sick with disgust. I could not believe that someone, who claims to have Georgia's values at heart, would smear the character of one of Georgia's most honored and hard-working veterans and public servants. Timothy Kelly, 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.

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.

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.

A little perspective
If you had just landed on Earth and everything you knew about life here you learned from the 24-hour news channels, you'd have a pretty dim view of humanity. Weapons of mass destruction, war and conflict, and a sociopath with a rifle are dominating the news and filling our living rooms with bad, even frightening, news.

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.

Board member supports Towles for Aiken seat
Please support and vote for Valerie Towles for Aiken County Area 5, District 2 board member. Mrs. Towles, a parent of two children attending schools in Area 5, District 2, is very active in a positive way in many school activities and will be a good school board member. Mrs. Towles has my full support and endorsement. Art Hadden, Jackson, S.C.

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

Walker concerned for mental health
For the past 30 years I have been an advocate for the mentally ill, the mentally challenged, and drug and alcohol abusers. These diseases are non-partisan. The most "in need" are from all walks of life. M.J. Shirey, Augusta

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

Pilots need Burke Co. for practice
I find it ironic that below the date of Sept. 11, 2002, the ad headline reads, "Help save Burke County." Ethan W. Andrews, Beech Island, S.C.

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

'Doonesbury' sure to get to Republicans
If you are going to go to the trouble of changing comic strips, why not use a very good strip, guaranteed to raise the feathers on the "Republican chickens"? Why not try Doonesbury? Carl Champlin, Aiken, S.C.

Commissioners say more Title IX enforcement needed

Overtime

Lakeside rallies for win over Greenbrier

Hewitt advances on walkover

Hewitt stunned in Stockholm by Sluiter

Overtime

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

Commissioners say more Title IX enforcement needed
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Members of a special commission of the U.S. secretary of education said Wednesday that more needs to be done to enforce compliance with a federal law requiring gender equity in school sports.

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.

Hewitt stunned in Stockholm by Sluiter
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Lleyton Hewitt was stunned 6-3, 6-3 by Raemon Sluiter in the Stockholm Open's second round Wednesday, when three of the top-seeded players were eliminated.

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.

Overtime
Mayor Bob Young will present light heavyweight champion Roy Jones Jr. with a key to the city today at the Augusta Recreation and Parks Department at Fleming Park on Lumpkin Road.

Weinke remembers nothing of Atlanta loss
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Chris Weinke remembers what he had for breakfast on Sunday. The rest of the day is lost for Carolina's quarterback, who suffered memory loss after the first serious concussion of his life.

Fantasy Football: Quarterbacks complicate matters
That thud you keep hearing isn't just from quarterbacks falling to the ground with injuries or slamming their helmets to the turf in frustration at being benched. .

Poor start frustrates Dunn
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Warrick Dunn can't explain why his first season in Atlanta is a bust. He just knows the Falcons need him to have a breakout game Sunday.

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.

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.

Sniper prompts Redskins QB to move family to Florida
ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins quarterback Shane Matthews is moving his wife and kids to Florida to get them out of the sniper's range.

Plan to market biotech golf course grass delayed
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.

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.

Audubon Society: 1 in 4 bird species in U.S. declining or at risk of disappearing
NEW YORK -- More than one in four U.S. bird species is declining in numbers or at risk of disappearing, according to a new report from the National Audubon Society.

Internet computer servers hit by powerful attack
WASHINGTON -- Nine of the 13 computer servers that manage global Internet traffic were crippled by a powerful electronic attack this week, officials said.

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.

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.

Edwards' roller-coaster career finishing on a big high
ATHENS, Ga. -- Terrence Edwards slapped his hands in frustration, disappointed that he let a pass slip from his grasp. Never mind that he was having one of the best games of his career.

Georgia must overcome injuries

Road to Athens was bumpy for tailback
ATHENS, Ga. - Tony Milton left his parents when he was in elementary school. As a teenager, there were plenty of nights when going to bed consisted of pulling his car into a secluded place, rolling up his windows and reclining the driver's seat.

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

Road to Athens was bumpy for tailback

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.

Edwards' roller-coaster career finishing on a big high

Jenkins says he almost moved to defense
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina quarterback Corey Jenkins says he almost found himself on the other side of the ball for the rest of this season.

Jenkins says he almost moved to defense

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

Severed hand is used as a teaching tool

Odds and Ends

Internet computer servers hit by powerful attack

Audubon Society: 1 in 4 bird species in U.S. declining or at risk of disappearing

Weights, faster pace may increase exercise benefits for heart

New digital talking book for blind unveiled