Trophy in town, Bonds hopes to bring it home
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The sterling silver trophy, created by Tiffany and Co. and standing 2 feet tall, arrived at Edison Field early Friday. A little more polishing, and it'd be all set for presentation.

Appier looks to rebound from Game 2 struggles
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Kevin Appier doesn't plan to change much for the biggest game of his career.

Appier looks to rebound from Game 2 struggles

Rally Monkey force Game 7

World Series generating new Angels fans

Trophy in town, Bonds hopes to bring it home

Rally Monkey force Game 7
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Maybe there is some magic in that monkey.

World Series generating new Angels fans
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Marque Royston had never been to a baseball game.

Common makes a comeback

Orders to U.S. factories plunge in September

Playing both sides

Investors grow cautious in natural gas industry

Business briefs

Market's advance reaches 3rd week
NEW YORK - Optimistic that Wall Street will be able to extend its October rally, investors sent stocks sharply higher Friday, giving the market's three major indexes their third-straight winning week.

Business calendar

Investors grow cautious in natural gas industry
A price spike could affect more than 70,000 homes in the Augusta area that are heated by natural gas, along with many others that rely on electricity generated partly by natural-gas-fired power plants.

Business calendar
Tuesday: Long-term Care seminar; 9:30 a.m.; Edgefield Chamber of Commerce, 416 Calhoun St., Johnston, S.C.; free; reservations required (803) 275-0010.

Orders to U.S. factories plunge in September
WASHINGTON -- Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket durable goods plunged 5.9 percent in September, the biggest decline in 10 months, the government reported Friday, providing further evidence that the economy is struggling to mount a sustainable recovery from last year's recession.

On the move
Bill Hamilton, administrative director of the MCG Neuroscience Center, was recently elected president of the Association of University Professors of Neurology Departmental Administrators Association. At MCG, he is responsible for directing the clinical and research programs of the Neuroscience Center as well as managing the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery. He was previously Department Manager for Neurology for seven years and also worked for Aiken Regional Medical Centers for three years.

Keep 'em coming

Business briefs
Augusta-based real estate company Merry Land Properties Inc. announced third-quarter funds from operation of $700,000, or 26 cents per share, down from $800,000, or 32 cents per share, from the same period last year.

Multilevel marketing often comes in disguises

Airport banking on airline competition
SAVANNAH, Ga. - When airlines compete, the flying public wins.

Market's advance reaches 3rd week

Stocks rise on strong home sales

Keep 'em coming
On a recent Sunday afternoon, Rob Armstrong and his wife ventured out to find a rug for their home.

Stocks rise on strong home sales
NEW YORK -- An encouraging home sales report helped lift stocks Friday, but the gains were limited by investors' concerns about the market's long-term prospects.

Multilevel marketing often comes in disguises
I was jobless for a seven-month period several years ago.

Playing both sides
NEW YORK - Victor Symonette, a 49-year-old orchestra conductor, likes to sleep late on Sundays. So he pays his phone company, Verizon, $10 per month to block telemarketing calls that used to wake his family.

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: DSM Chemicals North America

On the move

Bowden says it's time to simplify
CLEMSON, S.C. -- After watching film of his team's 38-6 loss Thursday night to North Carolina State, Clemson coach Tommy Bowden says he has a new plan for his offense.

Seminoles aim to spoil Irish's perfect season

Seminoles aim to spoil Irish's perfect season
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State coach Bobby Bowden grew up hearing the fabled names of Rockne, Bertelli and Leahy, and now Notre Dame is coming to his place more than a half-century later.

Chambliss for a change

Re-elect Cathy Cox

Vote for another Cox

Barrett for Congress

Just the beginning

It's Graham's time

Winter squash is healthful, delicious
Many people only think of winter squash as a pumpkin-pie filling or possibly a baked acorn squash filled with butter and brown sugar. But there are so many other savory uses for these cold-weather vegetables.

Arts calendar
FALL ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW: 12:30-6 p.m. today, Augusta Mall, 3450 Wrightsboro Road; glass-blowing, leathercraft, silver and copper jewelry, oil and watercolor art, woodworking, floral arrangements, ceramics, calligraphy verses and poetry and cartoon caricatures; Louise Whigham, 840-1877 or 860-5420.

Home front
Attention, status seekers. Now that you have settled into your 42-room dream house, filled it with museum-quality 18th-century French antiques and surrounded it with several million dollars' worth of shrubbery, we regret to inform you that you do not live in the manner of very important, successful people. Not unless your house sits in its own park.

Inquisitiveness should have limits when house-hunting
Dear Carson: My home is for sale and last week the real estate agent brought some prospects to view the house. They opened all of my closets and cabinets and proceeded to ask me whether the price was negotiable, if I would finance and if the neighborhood was safe. I was outraged about everything they did and said, particularly about them invading the insides of my closets and cabinets. What should I have said, if anything? - Suggestions for Seller

Haunting images
Halloween has come a long way since Bethany Greer of Evans got her first ceramic pumpkin from her grandmother about 18 years ago.

The grape escape
DUNDEE, Ore. - After sampling wines at a vineyard's tasting room atop a hill overlooking Dundee, a traveler heads for her car in the parking lot. She stops in her tracks, drinking in another Oregon specialty: the scenery.

It's about time
Today marks the end of Daylight Savings Time - time to set the clock back. For those who need constant reminders, there are clocks all over town to jog your memory. We have a few pictured here. Can you identify them?

QB Williams carries Eagles
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Georgia Southern remained atop the Southern Conference standings with a thrilling, come-from-behind 28-24 victory over The Citadel on Saturday at Johnson Hagood Stadium.

Eagles strong on third down
STATESBORO, Ga. - You check the scoreboard, the sideline markers. It's third down, and if you don't make the necessary yardage, it could be time to punt.

Jackets barely escape
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech knew all about Virginia's second-half prowess.

Jackets, Cavaliers play different games
ATLANTA - Halftime only lasts 20 minutes, but Virginia coach Al Groh has found a way to transform his Cavaliers during the break.

Streaking Virginia meets reeling Jackets
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech is still trying to figure out how it lost to Virginia a year ago.

Eagles strong on third down

QB Williams carries Eagles

Jackets barely escape

Streaking Virginia meets reeling Jackets

Jackets, Cavaliers play different games

Huston shoots 61 to share Buick lead
PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- The golf course was playing so easy that John Huston tried to make birdies on every hole. He wound up with a share of the lead at the Buick Challenge, and almost in the record books.

Low scoring dominates Buick Challenge
PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- Phil Mickelson looked like he was headed for an early departure. By the end of his second round at the Buick Challenge, he was only one stroke out of the lead and far from surprised.

Low scoring dominates Buick Challenge

Huston shoots 61 to share Buick lead

Aiken can't complete upset

Brentwood topples Curtis Baptist

Dogs stays on mission with rout

Patriots rebound with win

Lincoln County trounces Warren County

Wardlaw tops Cambridge

Georgia Military tops Aquinas

Silver Bluff wins region

Prep football scores

Midland Valley blanks A.C. Flora

Yellow Jackets enjoy view

Strom Thurmond beats Keenan

Wardlaw tops Cambridge
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Andrew Doran scored a late touchdown and Wardlaw Academy's defense forced a turnover to preserve a victory in an eight-man football game.

South Aiken denied at door
There was never any hesitation for South Aiken coach Dan Pippin.

Patriots rebound with win
Looking to rebound from its first loss of the season at the hands of Washington County last week, Westside did just that.

Yellow Jackets enjoy view
When North Augusta defensive end Brandon Thomas stuffed South Aiken quarterback Byron Bush on the 1-yard line with 5:18 left in Friday's game, the Yellow Jackets' playoff hopes got a nice push.

Strom Thurmond beats Keenan
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Strom Thurmond scored all its points in the first half to take charge of the Region 5-AAA game and set up next week's showdown with Midland Valley.

Midland Valley blanks A.C. Flora
LANGLEY, S.C. - Quarterback Marcus Johnson rushed for 128 yards and a touchdown and threw for another score as Midland Valley took over sole possession of the Region 5-AAA lead.

Harlem humbled
Jefferson County snapped a six-game losing streak with a 12-0 victory Friday at Harlem, and the Warriors got back in the playoff race in Region 3-AAA.

Aiken can't complete upset
Aiken could have used the services of William "The Refrigerator" Perry and Jamal Reynolds Friday night against Lexington, but the two former Hornets stars who had their jerseys retired at halftime were not available to play.

Brentwood topples Curtis Baptist
Daniel Harris and Jamie Dickey staked Brentwood to an early lead and the Buccaneers cruised in for victory.

Georgia Military tops Aquinas
Aquinas scored the game's first touchdown, but never dented the scoreboard again in a Region 7-A loss to Georgia Military College.

Screven County triumphs
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Screven County's first-string defense still hasn't allowed a point this season.

Laney defense holds
Richmond Academy coach Jamie Echols warned his players all week about a Laney defense that would be the best the Musketeers would see all season.

Lincoln County trounces Warren County
WARRENTON, Ga. - Gavin Williams rushed for 107 yards, most of it coming on a 76-yard touchdown run in the final minute of the game, as Lincoln County remained unbeaten in Region 7-A.

Prep football scores
Here are the scores from prep football games played Friday.

Silver Bluff wins region
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - It didn't take long for Silver Bluff coach Al Lown to decide which achievement was more important Friday night: winning his 100th game or clinching the Region 5-AA championship.

Dogs stays on mission with rout
THOMSON, Ga. - It's the same story week after week, but the Thomson Bulldogs never get tired of tediously terminating the opposition.

Kings top Rangers

Kings top Rangers
NEW YORK -- It only took six home games for New York Rangers fans to turn on their team.

Common makes a comeback
Somewhere in some celestial observation point, James Edward Oglethorpe is no doubt looking down on the town he founded more than 250 years ago, admiring his new monument, pleased that Augusta again has a "common."

Publishes same old letter writers

Former Mayor DeVaney should apologize for remarks

Young the only one with clean record

Warren will do what's best for us

Editorial criticizing Schrenko was prim and pious

Cannot vote for Cleland or Barnes

It is important to vote wisely

Identify criminals with pictures, addresses

Republicans getting a bum rap

Reporter clears up program claims

DMV treats drivers like criminals

Carter didn't deserve peace prize

Wishes Comcast would serve Aiken

Can Democrats be good people?

Arts calendar

Winter squash is healthful, delicious

The grape escape

It's about time

Haunting images

Home front

Inquisitiveness should have limits when house-hunting

Lynx notebook

Lynx stung by Stingrays

Lynx notebook
Augusta Lynx winger Lance Galbraith dished out the punishment in Thursday night's 8-1 loss to the Columbia Inferno, but found himself on the receiving end over the next two days.

Lynx finish winless weekend

Lynx stung by Stingrays
CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina recorded three goals in the first period en route to its 5-1 East Coast Hockey League win over the Augusta Lynx at North Charleston Coliseum on Friday night.

Lynx finish winless weekend
COLUMBIA - Columbia built a 4-1 lead, then held off Augusta's late rally for a 4-3 East Coast Hockey League win Saturday.

Slapshots
Forward Ryan Lauzon has two goals, two assists and a plus-4 rating in his last five games.

Slapshots

Volunteers offer dogs a day out

City attracts fewer travelers
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Savannah Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has released a report on 2001 tourism in the area, and it shows a downturn that officials blame on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Rants and raves
I HAVE A MAJOR RANT for the Richmond County Board of Elections. With all of the identity theft in this area, why would you send mailers to people's homes with their birthdate printed clearly on the front of it? Duh!

Civil War pistol finds its way home to Augusta
Like an old soldier returning from battle, a rare pistol machined in Augusta 140 years ago found its way home this week.

Record helps, hinders incumbent

Hopefuls detail plans in school board races
The Aiken County Teacher Forum will hold a question-and-answer session for all school board candidates at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the South Aiken High School auditorium. For more information, call (803) 827-3350.

A Common event

North Augusta alters development plan
NORTH AUGUSTA - The city's multimillion-dollar riverfront development plan was altered this week to account for wetlands, a move that will delay progress only slightly, officials said Friday.

Record helps, hinders incumbent
ATLANTA - It's a few minutes before a candidate forum at Georgia Tech, and a shabby backstage dressing room is filling up with some of the state's top political leaders.

Two vie for council seat
Democrat Darrell Blocker and Republican Jimmy Adams are vying to fill North Augusta's vacated City Council seat Nov. 5.

Who'll be the next Augusta mayor?

Augusta Common to open, rain or shine
Even rain-soaked grounds won't delay the scheduled opening of the long-awaited Augusta Common, according to city officials.

Across Georgia
EATONTON -The leader of an Egyptian-themed religious group, who has been in federal custody for the past four months, pleaded innocent Friday to 208 child molestation counts.

James Brown sells off Augusta building
James Brown's financial woes in Aiken County could be over with the sale of a Broad Street building owned by the music legend.

Pupils need lesson in patriotism, woman says
Jane Armstrong is appalled by what she sees as a lack of pupil patriotism and wants patriotic lessons added to the school curriculum.

Hopefuls detail plans in school board races
The Aiken County Teacher Forum will hold a question-and-answer session for all school board candidates at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the South Aiken High School auditorium. For more information, call (803) 827-3350.

Police seek man accused in assault

News you can use
BACK IN TIME OCT. 26, 1977 Columbia County Sheriff Ed Tankersley and Richmond County Sheriff James G. Beck mounted horses for the cameras Tuesday during a special promotion for the Central Savannah River Area Mounted Sheriffs Posse.

Challenger says contest is about restoring ethics
On Election Day, Republican state Senate candidate Randy Hall is planning a huge get-out-the-vote campaign, complete with running vans and sign-waving volunteers to rival the efforts of his Democratic competitor.

Rants and raves
AS I WATCH the World Series, I get tired of hearing the name Bonds. I don't see why they don't change the name of the team to Bonds. I hope the Angels win just to let Bonds know that he is not the only one who can play the game.

Dressed for fall
Tiffany Cox, 12, came dressed appropriately to the Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee in North Augusta.

Pupils need lesson in patriotism, woman says

News you can use
OCT. 27, 1978 People living in proposed annexation areas of Richmond County will have their only opportunity Monday to speak out for or against Augusta's attempt to make them city residents at a public hearing at Augusta College.

Across Georgia

Dressed for fall

Voter anger drives campaign

Subscriber of the day
Larry Walker is today's subscriber of the day.

Across the area
Two teenagers were killed in a one-car accident in Swainsboro early Saturday.

Who'll be the next Augusta mayor?
On Nov. 5, Augusta voters will choose a mayor to serve the city for the next four years. Each of the five candidates professes to have a vision for the city's future and the ability to carry it out.

Across the area

Band wants new music in memory of student
The Evans High School band lost clarinet player Holly Spivey this month when she and her parents were killed in a house fire.

Rants and raves
AS I WATCH the World Series, I get tired of hearing the name Bonds. I don't see why they don't change the name of the team to Bonds. I hope the Angels win just to let Bonds know that he is not the only one who can play the game.

Charm brings crowds to races
There was a Southern conversion taking place Saturday at the Aiken Fall Steeplechase.

Courses offer training on car-seat installation

Thurmond legacy looms over race

Hopefuls detail plans in school board races

Across Georgia

News you can use

A Common event
Carson Daly, the host of MTV's Total Request Live and NBC's Last Call, served as emcee of the festivities, which included many musical acts.

Walkers plan lawsuit over Burns political ad
State Sen. Charles Walker Sr. said Republican 12th Congressional District candidate Max Burns has until Monday to retract what the Walker camp says are false statements in political ads about Charles Walker Jr., his Democratic opponent, or get slapped with a lawsuit.

Under the weather
Bobby Roberts of Augusta walks home from work in the rain, using his umbrella to stay dry in the Friday afternoon showers.

Wellstone mentioned discomfort with flying

GOP concentrates on 4 contested districts

Under the weather

Couple gives book a wider audience
ATHENS, Ga. - Something as seemingly simple as choosing between the words corpse and cadaver is a time-consuming labor of love for the husband and wife team who produced the only English translations for this year's winner of the Nobel Prize in literature.

Woman is final defense witness in slaying, arson trial

Group promotes vote on alcohol
AIKEN - The Aiken Hospitality Group isn't taking any chances with its Nov. 5 referendum to have alcohol sold in the city on Sundays.

Band wants new music in memory of student

Voter anger drives campaign
PITTS, Ga. - In the rural, south-central counties of Georgia, it's not hard to find folks supporting gubernatorial candidate Sonny Perdue.

North Augusta alters development plan

Volunteers turn out to clean, repair centers
Kenneth Vinson was a lonely volunteer Saturday.

Arrest strips judge of duty

Across the southeast
WASHINGTON -The promotion of a former Fort Campbell commanding general has hit a snag in the Senate over concerns about his leadership at the base where a soldier believed to be gay was bludgeoned to death in 1999.

Absentees signify high turnout

Take an extra hour of sleep
Remember to "fall back" and turn back your clocks one hour before going to sleep Saturday night.

Subscriber of the day

Subscriber of the day

District attorney says transfer will not hinder investigation

News you can use

Subscriber of the day
Carolyn Schultz is today's subscriber of the day.

Group promotes vote on alcohol

Take an extra hour of sleep

Across South Carolina

Police seek man accused in assault
Richmond County authorities are looking for a man they say threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend with a knife early Friday morning.

Volunteers offer dogs a day out
Foster children Crystal and Preston Looper know how important it is to make a difference.

German class finishes lessons in Georgia

Racial changes affect Senate race
In the Georgia Senate District 22 contest, incumbent Charles Walker and challenger Randy Hall are likely staring at this contradiction: Each needs race to play - and not play - a significant role in the outcome of the election.

Augusta Common to open, rain or shine

Walkers plan lawsuit over Burns political ad

Hopefuls detail plans in school board races

Senator says his support is strong

Across the area

Challenger says contest is about restoring ethics

District attorney says transfer will not hinder investigation
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - A man indicted in the slayings of two Georgia teenagers could be transferred to New York in response to a bond violation in a federal drug case, a prosecutor said Friday.

Across the southeast

Woman is final defense witness in slaying, arson trial
Three months after Michael W. Bryant Jr. took his wife to dinner and a movie, he still had the receipt and ticket stubs to show a detective.

Across South Carolina
YORK -A Rock Hill woman who had her legs amputated has been awarded $1.3 million in a malpractice lawsuit.

Courses offer training on car-seat installation
It's no wonder some parents have difficulty strapping their children into car seats.

GOP concentrates on 4 contested districts
ATLANTA - If the Democrats wrest control of the U.S. House from the Republicans next month, chances are Georgia will have had a lot to do with it.

Wellstone mentioned discomfort with flying
BRAINERD, Minn. - U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone was known to speak warily about flying, and remarks he made to a crowd at Rippleside Elementary School in Aitkin five years ago now seem prophetic.

Charm brings crowds to races

Arrest strips judge of duty
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A Chatham County Juvenile Court judge has been placed on administrative leave after being charged with drunken driving.

Racial changes affect Senate race

German class finishes lessons in Georgia
Milena Ottow and her friends love America. For three weeks, the 15-year-old German student and her 14 classmates from Dresden, Saxony, have been immersed in American culture.

Chambliss boosts spending
ATLANTA - What already was Georgia's most expensive U.S. Senate race ever became more costly this month, thanks to a spending spree by Republican Saxby Chambliss.

Absentees signify high turnout
The Richmond County Board of Elections has issued more than 3,000 absentee ballots so far this year, a sign that turnout for the Nov. 5 general election will be higher than average.

Rants and raves
I HAVE A MAJOR RANT for the Richmond County Board of Elections. With all of the identity theft in this area, why would you send mailers to people's homes with their birthdate printed clearly on the front of it? Duh!

Across Georgia
ADEL -A Nov. 13 execution date has been set for a Cook County man convicted of killing two people at a rest area and another man at a truck stop in 1980.

Thurmond legacy looms over race
AIKEN - The president has come twice to the state to rally the troops. His chief of staff came, too.

Across South Carolina
YORK -A Rock Hill man has pleaded guilty to shaking his 5-month-old son so violently that the boy suffered brain damage, seizures and blindness.

Across the area
A Keysville man was arrested Friday after authorities found nearly 20 marijuana plants near his Burke County home.

Senator says his support is strong
His opponent is talking about ethics in government, but state Sen. Charles Walker says that's a conversation he has already had.

Jackets escape with win after walk-on's heroics
ATLANTA - The Great Hoo-dini - aka Virginia - failed to perform its magic on The Flats. Georgia Tech was the water tank from which the Cavaliers could not escape.

'Golfing Augusta' gives glimpse of area courses
For more than seven years now, Augustans have come to know Chris Kane as the affable and talented sports director for WAGT-Channel 26.

McMurray outlasts Nemechek

Weather cancel qualifiers

Stewart prepares for final stretch

McMurray outlasts Nemechek
HAMPTON, Ga. - Budding NASCAR star Jamie McMurray won again, running the final 74 laps without stopping Saturday in the Aaron's 312 NASCAR Busch series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Stewart prepares for final stretch
HAMPTON, Ga. - Tony Stewart defied standard operating procedure Saturday when he posted the fastest lap in the final practice session for today's NAPA 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Weather cancel qualifiers
HAMPTON, Ga. - Rain Friday night washed out pole qualifying for both today's Aaron's 312 Busch race and Sunday's Winston Cup NAPA 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

NASCAR Notebook

NASCAR Notebook
HAMPTON, Ga. - Rain Friday night washed out pole qualifying for today's Aaron's 312 Busch race and Sunday's Winston Cup NAPA 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Refs can now 'go to the videotape'

Refs can now 'go to the videotape'
When a buzzer-beating basket by Robert Traylor swished through the net last week, referee Bob Delaney walked over to the scorer's table and motioned for the other two officials to join him.

Thompson ready for start vs. Saints

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Mrs. Leira Creech    (BLACKVILLE, S.C)
Ms. Annie Gordon    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Ms. Sadie Cockrell    (TALLADEGA, Ala.)
Mrs. Corressa Morgan    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mr. George Best    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Monroe Preston Bledsoe Sr.
JOHNSTON, S.C. - If there's something broken in the afterworld, it's likely that Monroe Preston Bledsoe Sr. can fix it.

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Ms. Lottie Harvey    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)
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Mr. Everett Cutsinger    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Edward Owen Perry III loved anything that would challenge his competitive spirit - be it fishing, finance or forestry.

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Re-elect Cathy Cox
The secretary of state's office is usually low-profile and unexciting, but that hasn't been true this election cycle. Since the Florida voting debacle two years ago, this office has been at the center of Georgia's electronic voting initiative to ensure that from now on every vote will be accurately recorded and counted.

DMV treats drivers like criminals
OK. So shame on me for being sound asleep in 1996. That's the year some "freedom-loving" Georgia legislator thought it would be cool to discreetly attach a provision to a late-night, last-minute appropriations bill, requiring all those seeking a Georgia driver's license to submit a digital scan of their fingerprint to the state Department of Motor Vehicles. Trent Oneill, Evans, Ga.

Young the only one with clean record
Thank you for the Oct. 13 report from your staff writers Sylvia Cooper and Heidi Coryell Williams, "Candidates' pasts reveal brushes with law," (Metro). One might hope voters will be smart enough to keep the individuals with bad records out of political office. Edouard J. Servy M.D., Augusta

It's Graham's time
The next U.S. senator from South Carolina has some large shoes to fill. It's the seat that's been held by legendary statesman Strom Thurmond since 1954, when he won it on a write-in vote.

Wishes Comcast would serve Aiken
Why can't the good people of Aiken and surrounding areas have a cable company that provides Internet access? Steven Broderick, Aiken, S.C.

Barrett for Congress
Just as we hope Lindsey Graham will succeed Strom Thurmond in the U.S. Senate (see above editorial), we look forward to GRESHAM BARRETT succeeding to Graham's U.S. House seat. He's a business and family man who has served several terms as a Republican state representative from Westminster. He has campaigned on the same agendas as Graham and President Bush.

Carter didn't deserve peace prize
Giving Jimmy Carter the Nobel Peace Prize makes me want to puke. He is probably the worst president the United States ever had. He gave away the Panama Canal, which was built by American ingenuity, bought and paid for by American taxpayers and is now run by Communist China. James Cline, North Augusta, S.C.

Just the beginning
Green space is good for the soul. And downtowns all across America are in desperate need of more soul.

Publishes same old letter writers
It is surprising to me that these days, when everyone seems to have an opinion on just about everything, you repeatedly publish letters from the same contributors. Editorial policy dictates that you foster discussion, but it also implies that this discussion represent ideas that represent varied opinions. Meredith Ray, Martinez, Ga.

Chambliss for a change
The race for U.S. senator from Georgia is arguably the most important one on your Nov. 5 ballot - and one of the most important and pivotal elections in the country this year.

Republicans getting a bum rap
In response to Michael Meyers' letter on Oct. 9, "Walker superior candidate to radical, right-wing Burns," it is important to remind him that there is nothing radical about a right-wing Republican. That is nothing more than an inflammatory remark. Brad Coulston, Augusta

It is important to vote wisely
With elections coming in a couple of weeks, is it not important to remind voters the seriousness of voting wisely? David said, "... he that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God." II Sam. 23:3

Vote for another Cox
Voters may be confused because there are two Coxes on the November ballot - one is Cathy (see above editorial) and the other is Kathy. Here's how to clear up the confusion: Vote for each of them; you can't go wrong.

Cannot vote for Cleland or Barnes
I am a 65-year-old Vietnam veteran but I would not vote for someone on that basis only. The real reason I cannot vote for Sen. Max Cleland, D-Ga., is that I still have a picture in my mind as he, former President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary, and the rest of their cohorts signed the Partial-Birth Abortion Bill. I have three adult children and six grandchildren and as I look at them, I wonder how anyone could vote for anyone who supported such gross murder. Kenneth Hewett, Harlem, Ga.

Editorial criticizing Schrenko was prim and pious
Nice try, Augusta Chronicle, but you're stuck with State Superintendent of Education Linda Schrenko. Charles Heywood, Martinez, Ga.

Identify criminals with pictures, addresses
Once a week, I see in the paper pictures of habitual D.U.I. offenders, and that is not a bad thing. I think it does have a certain impact on deterring people from drinking and driving and that, in the long run, it will save lives. What bothers me is the fact that we make this a main issue and excuse the drug pushers and pedophiles. George Greeley, Augusta

Warren will do what's best for us
I support Pete Warren for the Georgia House of Representatives. I have known Mr. Warren for many years and feel that he is the candidate for the job. Mr. Warren has always been concerned for his community and has done many things to help neighbors who might be having difficulties. Mrs. H.H. Jones, Augusta

Can Democrats be good people?
Can you be a person with character and integrity and vote Democratic? I know there are good people who vote Democratic, but I don't understand how they can do it. Lon Purvis, Martinez, Ga.

Former Mayor DeVaney should apologize for remarks
I had the utmost respect for former Augusta Mayor Charles DeVaney. Please note I said had. I thought he represented the city of Augusta well. He is intelligent, and expresses himself clearly and concisely. Bill B. Wood, Hephzibah, Ga.

Reporter clears up program claims
This is a response to Richard Arnold's Oct. 10 letter, "TV report on GOP ad mostly false." Mike Petchenik, Augusta

Area sports announcements

Horse owners get creative

Overtime

Two victories elevate jockey

'Golfing Augusta' gives glimpse of area courses

Rios advances to Stockholm semifinals

Greenbrier advances to finals
If you want to be lucky, Greenbrier softball coach Garrett Black is fond of saying, you have to think lucky.

Lakeside takes confidence to state tourney
A newly won confidence wasn't necessarily solidified when Lakeside beat depleted Greenbrier in the Area 2-AAAA volleyball championship Tuesday.

Overtime
Baseball's labor strife this year was partly responsible for the all-time lows being set by World Series ratings this year, according to the chairman of Fox Sports.

Area sports announcements
Nov. 2-3: Panama City Beach Parks and Recreation will host its annual Fall Baseball Classic for 16-and-under, 14-and-under, 12-and-under and 10-and-under at Frank Brown Park. Entry fee is $250 per team plus two baseballs per game. There is a four-game guarantee. Go to www.playballinparadise.com to register. For more information, call (850) 236-3037.

Overtime
David Nalbandian displayed the form that took him to the Wimbledon final, defeating defending champion and top-seeded Tim Henman in the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors.

Record field celebrates world championships
The National Barrel Horse Association celebrates its 10th anniversary with its annual World Championships this week.

Horse owners get creative
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - What's in a name? Plenty of interesting tidbits about horses running in the Breeders' Cup. There's a centerfold, a movie character, a hockey player and an English soccer star.

Two victories elevate jockey
AIKEN - As jockey David Bentley emerged from the pack in the Regions Bank Holiday Cup, he took a step toward winning the first National Steeplechase Association season title of his three-year career.

Rios advances to Stockholm semifinals
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Chile's Marcelos Rios advanced to the semifinals of the Stockholm Open by defeating Swedish qualifier Andreas Vinciguerra 6-3, 7-6 (3) Friday.

Outdoors calendar

Living laboratory
ATHENS, Ga. - Lots of people hunt deer. David Osborn sometimes has to tackle them.

Outdoors calendar
Mon., Oct. 28: The CSRA Flyfishing Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at Brandon Wilde clubhouse, 4275 Owens Road, Evans. Programs include building leaders and flyfishing equipment basics. Visitors are welcome.

First deer makes classic impression
The young man sat quietly on the tailgate of his Dad's pickup, half-hidden among a sea of hunters and trucks lined up at a local deer cooler.

Night trollers
John Konter of Fort Gordon and April DuPuis enjoyed some late-night striper action at Thurmond Lake last week, where they trolled 1-ounce jigs near the dam and caught several nice fish.

Night trollers

Living laboratory

First deer makes classic impression

Carolina's Foster out for season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina rookie running back DeShaun Foster is out for the season with a left knee injury and was placed on injured reserve Friday.

Thompson ready for start vs. Saints
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Michael Thompson is certain to start at right tackle Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons visit the New Orleans Saints.

The family affair
NEW ORLEANS - Michael Vick stood and watched last October as Chris Chandler orchestrated two fourth-quarter scoring drives in the Atlanta Falcons' 20-13 victory over the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome.

Soul music
Tom Hardie will hook up a microphone today, hang up his "Karaoke tonight" sign, pull out some Christain music tracks and wait for people to show up.

Life of Luther
Thursday is more than Halloween - it also is Reformation Day.

Faith and fellowship calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar is a roundup of church and temple-based activities in the Augusta and Aiken area.

Acclaimed evangelist will lead conference
Bible teacher Marilyn Hickey has learned one lesson wherever she goes - people have the same worries.

Faith digest
Pastoral care-givers in the mental health field will lead prayers for healing of the mind and spirit at 7 p.m. Monday at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 2230 Walton Way.

Long years of back pain were healed through God
The accident that changed my life happened during basketball practice my second year of teaching in a small town in Florida in 1948.

Jackets escape with win after walk-on's heroics

Hospitals urged to use alcohol gels for cleaner hands
CHICAGO -- The government issued guidelines Friday urging doctors and nurses to abandon the ritual of washing their hands with soap and water between patients and instead rub on fast-drying alcohol gels to kill more germs.

Some music collectors reluctant to embrace MP3
NEW YORK - Since the days of vinyl records, the music industry has sold its goods in fickle formats that have come and gone, leaving obsolete record and tape players molding in basements and thrift stores.

Production of new brain cells might affect depression
NEW YORK -- It was one of the most startling brain discoveries in recent history: the finding, announced in 1998, that people keep making new brain cells well into adulthood.

Bulldogs know what is at stake
ATHENS, Ga. - His intention to educate and motivate, Mark Richt begins each week by telling his team something it might not already know.

Edwards' big day keeps Bulldogs on winning path
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Fred Gibson paid Terrence Edwards a visit before Georgia left for Saturday's game at Kentucky.

Bulldogs beat back Wildcats

Bulldogs know what is at stake

Edwards' big day keeps Bulldogs on winning path

Bulldogs beat back Wildcats
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky's players weren't in the mood to tear down the goal posts Saturday, so Damien Gary figured he'd try it himself.

Hospitals urged to use alcohol gels for cleaner hands

Some music collectors reluctant to embrace MP3

Faith digest

Acclaimed evangelist will lead conference

Faith and fellowship calendar

Long years of back pain were healed through God