Litke: Bonds leaves precious little wiggle room

Angels win World Series

Angels' Glaus MVP

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

Rally Monkey force Game 7

Litke: Bonds leaves precious little wiggle room
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Like or loathe him, there is no more debating whether Barry Bonds ranks among the best of all time, only where. After a World Series performance like no other, history has precious little wiggle room left.

Rookie wins Game 7 for Angels

Rookie wins Game 7 for Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- John Lackey looked nothing like a rookie, pitching with poise from the moment he walked to the mound.

Angels' Glaus MVP
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Troy Glaus can stop throwing his equipment now.

Angels win World Series
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- This is definitely movie material - and the stars are the never-say-die Anaheim Angels.

Common makes a comeback

Odds and Ends
PIERRE, S.D. -- The dog didn't eat Bob Sahr's homework, but it did something close.

Billiards banned as morally harmful pastime
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan -- Bakhrom Sadykov forlornly fingers the black-and-gold scoreboards at his once-bustling billiard club, where the sharp crack of balls hitting one another has gone silent.

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.

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

On the move

Cell phone extras can be costly
Q. When I went to shop for a cell phone, the sales assistant kept guiding me toward models that cost close to $200. With so many mobile phones available for really low prices - even for free when rebates are factored in - is it worth spending more on the feature-laden models?

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: DSM Chemicals North America

Business calendar

Multilevel marketing often comes in disguises

Playing both sides

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.

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

Enhanced funds haven't been so enhanced
NEW YORK - It sounds like a great idea - taking an index fund and managing it more actively to improve its returns. But most investors haven't been tempted by enhanced index funds - which haven't lived up to their billing anyhow.

Experts say look closely at savings
NEW YORK - With the stock market down for a third straight year, many American workers have stopped opening the statements they get for their retirement savings accounts. They're just too depressing.

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

Keep 'em coming

Cell phone extras can be costly

Enhanced funds haven't been so enhanced

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.

Monday morning quarterback
A look back and ahead in college football:

Monday morning quarterback

Irish move up two spots
Notre Dame rose two spots to No. 4 in The Associated Press Top 25 and got its first No. 1 vote since 1997.

Irish move up two spots

It's Graham's time

Barrett for Congress

Chambliss for a change

Hall: hope, for a change

Daschle's delay

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

'The West Wing' is still a show to be reckoned with
LOS ANGELES -- Three consecutive best-drama Emmys. A prestigious Peabody Award. One of TV's most affluent audiences. All that, and "The West Wing" still must account for losing viewers to "The Bachelor."

Networks dress things up for sweeps week
November sweeps begins early this year, starting on Halloween. How appropriate. Networks always encounter cruel tricks (a highly promoted miniseries that tanks in the ratings) and surprise treats (a huge tune-in for last year's Carol Burnett special on CBS) in sweeps.

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.

Georgia Tech comes through in must-win situation
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech's season was teetering on the brink of collapse. Now, at least, there's some hope.

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

QB Williams carries Eagles

Georgia Tech comes through in must-win situation

Jackets barely escape

Huston shoots 61 to share Buick lead

An early wedding present for Byrd
PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- If the Buick Challenge trophy isn't enough to help Jonathan Byrd remember his first PGA Tour victory, he can look at the bruise his errant tee shot left on his fiancee's back.

Denmark's Tinning wins Madrid Open

An early wedding present for Byrd

Pak wins Nine Bridges Classic by six strokes

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.

Denmark's Tinning wins Madrid Open
MADRID, Spain -- Denmark's Steen Tinning offset four bogeys with eight birdies and shot a 4-under-par 67 Sunday for a one-stoke victory at the Madrid Open.

Pak wins Nine Bridges Classic by six strokes
JEJU ISLAND, South Korea -- Se Ri Pak struggled more with the pressure of playing in her homeland than she did with the cold and windy conditions at the Nine Bridges Classic.

Yellow Jackets enjoy view

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.

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."

Demos say one thing, do another

Cannot vote for Cleland or Barnes

Bush won office fair and square

Gov. Barnes' education reform has failed the teachers

Former Mayor DeVaney should apologize for remarks

Why Christian-schooling kids is OK

Walker has beaten the system

It is important to vote wisely

Can Democrats be good people?

Identify criminals with pictures, addresses

Sutherland will represent taxpayers on Aiken Co. school board

Arts calendar

Winter squash is healthful, delicious

Networks dress things up for sweeps week

Home front

Inquisitiveness should have limits when house-hunting

'The West Wing' is still a show to be reckoned with

Haunting images

It's about time

The grape escape

Lynx notebook

Lynx finish winless weekend

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.

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

Slapshots

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.

Aiken council will debate districting
AIKEN - City council's discussions on redistricting will go behind closed doors tonight.

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

Troubled teen's case points to justice system's failures

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.

History hunter tracks graveyards

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

News you can use
OCT. 28, 1944 A Halloween party for the soldiers of this area will be held at the Telfair Street USO tonight at 8 o'clock.

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.

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.

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

Flag issue, SAT scores haunt Barnes in debate

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.

Hopeful stresses strengths
Slimmed down and seemingly slower, former Augusta Mayor Ed McIntyre doesn't much look the part of the formidable opponent in this year's mayoral race.

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.

Election is more than test of 2 men
Whether it's Republican Max Burns or Democrat Charles "Champ" Walker Jr., the first man to represent the 12th Congressional District seems certain to draw national attention.

Across the area

Walkers plan lawsuit over Burns political ad

Across the southeast

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A big rant for those in the consolidated government who allow the county landfill to fire shotgun blanks all weekend in an attempt to scare off the seagulls. Those birds are natural scavengers and any health hazard they pose is minuscule compared to the nuisance being created to scare them off. Would this action continue if the mayor or any of the commissioners lived within earshot of the landfill? Not a chance.

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.

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.

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

Stancil, Taylor spar over education
ATLANTA - With the state suffering from a weakened economy and SAT scores falling from 49th to 50th in the nation, candidates in the lieutenant governor's race found little to agree on Sunday night as they ripped into each other on everything from education to transportation.

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

Across South Carolina

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.

History hunter tracks graveyards
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Once home to one-third of Georgia's population, Wilkes County has its share of stately farmhouses, chimney ruins and forgotten graveyards.

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
State regulators get money from close by

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

Democrat keeps his hopes up
AIKEN - Don't count out the donkey.

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

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A big rant for those in the consolidated government who allow the county landfill to fire shotgun blanks all weekend in an attempt to scare off the seagulls. Those birds are natural scavengers and any health hazard they pose is minuscule compared to the nuisance being created to scare them off. Would this action continue if the mayor or any of the commissioners lived within earshot of the landfill? Not a chance.

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.

Senator says his support is strong

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.

Who'll be the next Augusta mayor?

A Common event

Subscriber of the day

News you can use

Event draws enthusiasts stuck on stamps

Stancil, Taylor spar over education

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.

Charm brings crowds to races

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.

Across Georgia

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

Thurmond legacy looms over race

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.

Racial changes affect Senate race

Aiken council will debate districting

Across the southeast

Miller vouches for Cleland during debate
ATLANTA - Although Georgia's senior senator is the one up for re-election, much of the discussion Sunday focused on its junior senator in a debate between Max Cleland and Saxby Chambliss.

Voter anger drives campaign

Democrat keeps his hopes up

Challenger says contest is about restoring ethics

Troubled teen's case points to justice system's failures
MACON, Ga. - Mike Luke was at his apartment one Friday morning in August, getting dressed for a job interview, when the phone rang. His wife, Donna, answered. He saw her turn pale.

Record helps, hinders incumbent

Across the area
An Augusta 13-year-old was being held at the Richmond County Youth Detention Center on Sunday, charged with having sexual contact with a 6-year-old girl.

Group promotes vote on alcohol

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -The candidates for governor keep looking outside of South Carolina for sizable campaign donations.

Dressed for fall

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A big rant for those in the consolidated government who allow the county landfill to fire shotgun blanks all weekend in an attempt to scare off the seagulls. Those birds are natural scavengers and any health hazard they pose is minuscule compared to the nuisance being created to scare them off. Would this action continue if the mayor or any of the commissioners lived within earshot of the landfill? Not a chance.

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!

Event draws enthusiasts stuck on stamps
Leonard Syphrit has been collecting stamps since he was 8.

Superintendent hopefuls argue schools' shortfalls

Across the southeast
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -The North Carolina beauty queen who resigned after topless photos of her surfaced has been selected to represent the United States in the Miss World pageant.

Flag issue, SAT scores haunt Barnes in debate
ATLANTA - His decision to push to change the state flag followed Gov. Roy Barnes into a gubernatorial debate Sunday, where Republican challenger Sonny Perdue insisted that Georgians should have been allowed to vote on whether the Confederate symbol should be all but eliminated.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Marcia Corbin of Martinez.

Superintendent hopefuls argue schools' shortfalls
ATLANTA - It may not be the three R's, but candidates for state school superintendent say reducing class size, offsetting a teacher shortage and creating a respectful relationship with legislators are the things needed to raise morale among educators and boost the state's lackluster test scores.

Volunteers offer dogs a day out

GOP concentrates on 4 contested districts

Hopefuls aim to build name recognition
AIKEN - State House District 86, the largest district geographically in Aiken County, stretches from Lexington County to the Savannah River.

Across the area

Subscriber of the day

Across South Carolina

Hopeful stresses strengths

News you can use

Hopefuls aim to build name recognition

Miller vouches for Cleland during debate

Across Georgia

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A big rant for those in the consolidated government who allow the county landfill to fire shotgun blanks all weekend in an attempt to scare off the seagulls. Those birds are natural scavengers and any health hazard they pose is minuscule compared to the nuisance being created to scare them off. Would this action continue if the mayor or any of the commissioners lived within earshot of the landfill? Not a chance.

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.

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.

Another Busch series

Rookie wins rainy, accident-filled Surfers Paradise race
SURFERS PARADISE, Australia -- Rookie Mario Dominguez won the rain-shortened Honda Indy 300 Sunday, which started with a major crash that sent two drivers to the hospital.

Rookie wins rainy, accident-filled Surfers Paradise race

Formula One crisis meeting must find way to cut costs, return spectacle

McMurray outlasts Nemechek

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.

Stewart's actions, words speak
HAMPTON, Ga. - Tony Stewart made a statement, literally and figuratively, during Sunday's NAPA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Another Busch series
HAMPTON, Ga. - The only thing Kurt Busch couldn't outrun Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway was rain.

Formula One crisis meeting must find way to cut costs, return spectacle
LONDON -- Formula One officials are ready to take drastic steps to restore competition to the series and cut soaring costs.

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's actions, words speak

Defense keeps Brooks, out of their rhythm

Field goal lifts Falcons

Bucs top Panthers

Vick leads Falcons to last-second win

Smith passes Payton as NFL's career rushing leader

Mr. Derrick Wallace    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Blalock    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Loretta Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. June Taylor    (CRAWFORVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. George Best    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Dell Staley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Gladys Redd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Brianna Shaw    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. George Best    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Deacon Henry Scott    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
Mr. Joseph Burn    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Jose Rodriguez    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Mrs. Rubye Amelia    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Eva Riley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Hattie Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Gladys Redd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Anita Galloway    (GIBSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Clustee Randall    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Eva Czech    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Donald Paddleford    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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.

Mrs. Faye Newman    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Blalock    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Sondra Nelson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Catherine Ferko    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Corressa Morgan    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. Mack Bauknight Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James McCloud III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Dorothy Weathersbee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Loretta Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Earl Varner    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. David Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Eva Riley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Guy Hopkins    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Sondra Nelson    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Rubye Amelia    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ella Milhouse    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
Mr. Mack Bauknight Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Dorothy Weathersbee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Henry Gambrell    (McCORMICK, S.C.)
Ms. Lottie Harvey    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)
Mr. Danny Markwalter    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Ms. Annie Gordon    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. David Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jose Rodriguez (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Weathersbee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Corressa Morgan (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Gladys Redd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Riley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. Joseph Burn (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Mrs. Loretta Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Paddleford (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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Mr. George Best (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Clustee Randall (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Hattie Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Brianna Shaw (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Best (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. June Taylor (CRAWFORVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Sondra Nelson (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dell Staley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anita Galloway (GIBSON, Ga.)

Deacon Henry Scott (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Eva Riley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Redd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mack Bauknight Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Gambrell (McCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Ella Milhouse (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Faye Newman (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Catherine Ferko (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Annie Gordon (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Rubye Amelia (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James McCloud III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Blalock (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Monroe Preston Bledsoe Sr.

Mr. Earl Varner (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Lottie Harvey (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mrs. Loretta Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Guy Hopkins (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Mack Bauknight Sr. (AUGUSTA, 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.

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.

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

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.

Bush won office fair and square
In regard to Sandra Wilson's letter on Oct. 7, "Reform needed in order to ensure voting accuracy," I would like to say that the only thing wrong with the voting machines was people didn't know how to operate them. Jeff Baker, Gibson, Ga.

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.

Gov. Barnes' education reform has failed the teachers
As a Georgia high school teacher I pride myself on preparing my students for a rigorous college education. My former students, who contact me after taking college English courses, thank me for giving them the information and skills to succeed. Delayne Parrish, Lyons, 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.

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

Daschle's delay
We breathed a sigh of relief last week when the Beltway sniper suspects were nabbed.

Why Christian-schooling kids is OK
Regarding the letter by Doug and Joyce Law on Sept. 25, "Bible-study objectives unclear," opposing Release Time Christian Education allowed by the Richmond County Board of Education: DeWitt R. Dent, Augusta

Hall: hope, for a change
There is an unmistakable buzz in Augusta, and even elsewhere in Georgia, that the heretofore unbeatable state Sen. Charles Walker has suddenly become very beatable.

Demos say one thing, do another
All of the Democrats currently running for state and federal office in this portion of Georgia/South Carolina - who I've seen, read about or heard - have proclaimed, almost wildly, that their policies agree with those of President George W. Bush; or his with theirs, as the case may be. Richard Netzley, Evans, Ga.

Walker has beaten the system
I watch the state governments of Georgia and South Carolina fairly closely, and I never see any members of these houses, after voting some pork for their counties, continue to be associated as to how the pork is to be divided and who gets what. This seems to happen about every year. In Richmond County, for example, I've noted that Sen. Charles Walker has played a part in building sidewalks and teaching some to be chefs, etc. James V. Parker, North Augusta, S.C.

Sutherland will represent taxpayers on Aiken Co. school board
As a voter, I question how Valerie Towles can be an effective leader and a representative of Aiken County District 2. John E. Bartus, North Augusta, S.C.

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.

New judging system as flawed as old one

Four named to U.S. team for individual world championships

Two victories elevate jockey

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Area sports announcements

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.

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

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.

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

Overtime
Clemson's D.J. Trahan birdied the final two holes for 6-under-par 66 to lead the United States to victory in the 23rd World Amateur Team Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Four named to U.S. team for individual world championships
INDIANAPOLIS -- U.S. all-around bronze medalist Ashley Postell will lead a four-woman team to the individual world gymnastics championships next month.

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.

New judging system as flawed as old one
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Only figure skating could dream up this doozy.

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

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.

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.

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.

Living laboratory

Night trollers

First deer makes classic impression

Outdoors calendar

Field goal lifts Falcons
NEW ORLEANS -- Michael Vick engineered Atlanta's comeback in the closing minutes and Jay Feely finished it off.

Defense keeps Brooks, out of their rhythm
NEW ORLEANS - The Atlanta Falcons gave up 351 total yards and 35 points in their two-point victory Sunday, but credit defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and his players for keeping New Orleans quarterback Aaron Brooks off balance.

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.

Vick leads Falcons to last-second win
NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Superdome was rocking, and Aaron Brooks had his fourth-quarter mojo working again Sunday afternoon.

Smith passes Payton as NFL's career rushing leader
IRVING, Texas -- Emmitt Smith broke the late Walter Payton's NFL career rushing record Sunday with an 11-yard run in the fourth quarter of the Dallas Cowboys' game against Seattle.

Bucs top Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The hits were jarring and the defenses were stifling, making it a long day for the quarterbacks and putting all the pressure on the kickers.

Jackets escape with win after walk-on's heroics

The Ultra Cordless Optical Mouse is taking flight
Much of personal computing is about "can you top this?" development, so a mention a few weeks ago about a rechargeable wireless optical mouse brought in another rechargeable, wireless mouse.

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.

Is the pixel war over, or has it just begun?
Camera Angles: Is the pixel war over, or has it just begun? By Rick Sammon Associated Press

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.

Dogs riding high heading into the Party
As the final seconds ticked from their team's 52-24 mauling of Kentucky on Saturday, Georgia fans decided to get a head start on the week ahead.

Edwards' big day keeps Bulldogs on winning path

Wildcats leave Georgia game with tails between their legs

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.

Bulldogs beat back Wildcats

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.

Wildcats leave Georgia game with tails between their legs
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The goal posts are still standing at Commonwealth Stadium.

Newberry: Georgia has that championship feeling
Finally, Georgia got the timing just right.

Newberry: Georgia has that championship feeling

South Carolina has lucrative decade in the SEC
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Even though it's just finding some successful going in the Southeastern Conference, there was no better move for South Carolina than to join the SEC in 1991.

South Carolina has lucrative decade in the SEC

Odds and Ends

Billiards banned as morally harmful pastime

The Ultra Cordless Optical Mouse is taking flight

Some music collectors reluctant to embrace MP3