For thousands of Angels fans, the party is on
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With Jackie Autry riding alongside Mickey Mouse, tens of thousands of screaming Angels fans cheered their championship team Tuesday at a Disneyland parade.

Giants' manager, key players might leave

Angels celebrate, Giants wonder 'What if?'

Angels celebrate, Giants wonder 'What if?'
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Barry Bonds probably wanted to cry, too.

Giants' manager, key players might leave
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Dusty Baker walked out of the visitors' clubhouse at Edison Field carrying his 3 1/2 -year-old boy, both father and son uncertain of their baseball futures.

For thousands of Angels fans, the party is on

Carving a pumpkin requires at least four hands

Atlanta's Yost tapped as Milwaukee manager
ATLANTA - The managerial roulette wheel is spinning and Atlanta Braves third base coach Ned Yost has landed in Milwaukee.

New 2003 model cars show steady decline in fuel economy
WASHINGTON -- Average fuel economy for the galaxy of shiny new 2003 model cars and passenger trucks headed for showrooms is 20.8 miles per gallon, about 6 percent below the high point set 15 years ago.

Airport begins new terminal
The Augusta Regional Airport is beginning to make room for its newest tenant.

Parents plot their holiday shopping strategies

Stocks fall on profit-taking
NEW YORK -- Wall Street pulled back Monday, its second decline in three sessions, as investors succumbed to profit-taking in the absence of significant earnings news.

Plant plans are in debate

Stocks recover from big drop in consumer confidence, post moderate declines
NEW YORK -- An unexpected plunge in consumer confidence incited another wave of profit-taking on Wall Street Tuesday, but stocks recovered by late in the session, and renewed buying offset some of the losses.

Stocks fall on profit-taking

Leaders dismiss comparison to Savannah
Comparing Augusta to Savannah may make for good news stories, but the reality, Augusta officials say, is that the two cities have little in common other than the state capital they share.

Business briefs
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - Kellogg Co.'s profit climbed 35.4 percent in the third quarter, narrowly beating Wall Street expectations despite a 2.3 percent decline in sales.

Work on auto mall begins
A Columbia County shopping center has begun its transformation into a $25 million auto mall.

Work on auto mall begins

Stocks recover from big drop in consumer confidence, post moderate declines

Business briefs

Center will offer youth care

Plant plans are in debate
POOLER, Ga. - Recent hoopla about a bonanza-bearing van plant coming to Chatham County omitted a two-letter word: if.

New 2003 model cars show steady decline in fuel economy

Parents plot their holiday shopping strategies
NEW YORK - The annual scramble for the holiday season's hottest toys could be especially ugly this year because of labor trouble on the West Coast docks.

Business briefs
The holding company of Aiken-based Security Federal Bank reported earnings of $814,000, or 49 cents per share, for the three-month period ending Sept. 30, a 43 percent increase from the same period last year.

Center will offer youth care
A Tennessee company is developing a juvenile mental health treatment center in Augusta, creating more than 120 jobs and reviving a building that has been vacant for two years.

Airport begins new terminal

Clemson hopes new attitude, buildings bring victories

Clemson hopes new attitude, buildings bring victories
CLEMSON, S.C. -- In about the only part of campus not filled with football fans heading to Death Valley, Clemson guard Edward Scott dribbles the ball slowly at the top of the key of the team's new practice gym and sets up the Tigers offense.

Clemson tries to regroup after N.C. State loss

Clemson tries to regroup after N.C. State loss
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson coach Tommy Bowden is searching for answers again.

Unbeaten teams fret about missing out on title game

Miami holds off Notre Dame for second in BCS standings
Notre Dame moved a lot closer to national title territory.

Miami holds off Notre Dame for second in BCS standings

Unbeaten teams fret about missing out on title game
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia can win every game and it still might not be enough.

Course at Jekyll Island reopens after overhaul

Norwood, for sure

Believe in Goessling

Choose McDonald, Everett

Burns the clear pick

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Recipe for black bean soup is in a whole different league
An Augusta classic celebrates a milestone this month, as Tea-Time at the Masters, turns 25.

Madmen of 'Jackass' take crown as box-office leaders
LOS ANGELES -- "Jackass" has pulled its craziest stunt yet, debuting in first place at the box office.

Pumpkin-carving kits put stylish face on Halloween
Procrastination is the name of the game when it comes time to carve Halloween pumpkins in the South.

Many parents-to-be opt for alternative births
By the time Chris Wieberdink was ready to deliver her sixth child, she knew exactly what she wanted.

Military sandwiches have staying power
WASHINGTON - It tops a U.S. Army most-wanted list, unleashes potent chemicals that suck the immediate vicinity dry - and it goes great with grape jelly.

In the know
Pursuers of trivia will have a field day at www.funtrivia.com. There are more than 500 animal-related quizzes to choose from, with varying levels of difficulty. Among the titles: Angelfish True or False, Oh Rats! and Dog Acronyms. And, for those who can tell their Romuluses from their Remuses: Feral Children in Legend, Literature - and Life.

In the know
In case you were wondering what happened to the new episode of NBC's Law and Order: Special Victims Unit you were waiting for Friday night, have no fear. The hit show returns this week.

Georgia Tech hoping to spoil Wolfpack's perfect season
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech hardly needs any extra motivation for its final four games, since one more victory makes the Yellow Jackets bowl eligible.

Jackets' Daniels impresses team
ATLANTA - It's a fairy tale, a story fit for a Prince.

Georgia Tech hoping to spoil Wolfpack's perfect season

Jackets' Daniels impresses team

Woods: Golf won't be hurt by Augusta controversy

Tiny bubbles: Spots up for grabs in final week

Women's group: Finchem should discuss Augusta National inclusion
The leader of a drive to open Augusta National Golf Club to female members wants PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem to address the issue this week in his state of the tour speech.

Woods: Golf won't be hurt by Augusta controversy
ATLANTA -- Tiger Woods expects Augusta National to have a female member by the next Masters because "it's the right thing to do," and he believes golf won't be hurt by the controversy.

Tour's stand on National is expected

Jaguars' Hart gets picture
Growing up in Toowoomba, Australia, Leah Hart had a vision of how Augusta looked in her mind.

New faces on tour mean no more guarantees

New faces on tour mean no more guarantees
ATLANTA -- David Toms' premonition was correct, and it eventually cost him.

Tiny bubbles: Spots up for grabs in final week
ATLANTA -- Most of the attention this week is on the Tour Championship, which amounts to golf's All-Star game for its top 30 players this year. Most of the pressure will be in Mississippi at a PGA Tour event where jobs are on the line.

Tour's stand on National is expected
ATLANTA - PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem will conduct his annual "state of the tour" news conference today at the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club, and the tour's relationship with the Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament is sure to come up.

LPGA sets date for Asahi Ryokuken date

Jaguars' Hart gets picture

LPGA sets date for Asahi Ryokuken date
Tournament director Steve Storm finally has the date he wants for the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship.

Butler prepares for second half

Offense remains reliable

Talent bolsters defense

Offense remains reliable
Westside has used the same base offense for the past 30 years, so opponents don't expect surprises when facing the Patriots.

Butler prepares for second half
Halfway through the season, Butler coach David Land looked at his team's record and thought his Bulldogs were a pretty good 1-4 team.

Talent bolsters defense
Westside's Tony LeZotte can tell you exactly what makes Laney's defense so special.

Kings blank Thrashers
ATLANTA -- Lubomir Visnovsky and Mikko Eloranta scored two goals apiece as the Los Angeles Kings kept Atlanta winless, beating the Thrashers 4-0 Tuesday night.

Carving a pumpkin requires at least four hands
Want to make an 8-year-old happy?

Chandler volunteers time to train

Chambliss' voting record is best

Graham offers a clear choice

Sutherland has needed education experience to serve on board

Brightharp will preserve schools

Democrats ask for too much aid

Warren will represent district's needs

Bell best for Georgians' health

Halloween glorifies Satan and should be disregarded

Cleland is a leader

Burmeister's accomplishments long

Should candidates run unopposed?

Sanford will reform education

'Chronicle' coverage validates injustice

Sutherland pays attention to details

First Friday should and must continue, despite problems

We need Walker as our advocate

Blacks not the only sharecroppers

Pumpkin-carving kits put stylish face on Halloween

Recipe for black bean soup is in a whole different league

Madmen of '[filtered word]' take crown as box-office leaders

Many parents-to-be opt for alternative births

Military sandwiches have staying power

Senior calendar

In the know

In the know

Five questions with Sergei Kuznetsov

Lynx notebook
Lynx forward Lance Galbraith says he was just doing his job, and the East Coast Hockey League apparently agrees.

Lynx forward puts personal safety first

Lynx forward puts personal safety first
Every time Jim Shepherd looks in the mirror, the image of missing teeth and a misshapen nose reminds him of the inherent dangers of pro hockey.

Lynx notebook

Five questions with Sergei Kuznetsov
Q: How did you start playing hockey? A: I started when I was seven because my older brother played hockey, and it is the most popular sport in our area. It was the thing to do.

Police charge worker in fraud
Customers who charged gas or goods at an Evans gas station might want to check their monthly credit card statement, authorities said Monday, because an employee has been accused of using the numbers.

Forum covers school needs

Sanford, Graham visit Aiken
AIKEN - Mark Sanford and Lindsey Graham returned to Aiken County on Tuesday, hoping to mine the Republican-rich territory for every last vote in the Nov. 5 election.

Across the area

Hopefuls fill out application
COLUMBIA - There's no "help wanted" sign hanging at the governor's office, but Gov. Jim Hodges and Mark Sanford have taken the time to fill out a standard state job application.

Sites weighed for research park

School board candidates split on technology
Barbara Padgett says she hopes her experience on the Richmond County school board can get her re-elected for a fourth term.

Sites weighed for research park

System may improve detection of cancer

Barnes backs ethics reform

Jury convicts man in arson, murder case
Edith Ann Haynes' nephews smiled and nodded at the jurors who sat in judgment of Michael W. Bryant Jr. on Monday evening and convicted him of murder.

Hopefuls fill out application

Trigger plant meeting heats up
Rhetoric and raised voices dominated a public meeting on a proposed nuclear triggers plant Tuesday night at the North Augusta Community Center.

Horsing Around

News you can use
OCT. 30, 1900 The Bon Air Golf Club held its annual meeting yesterday afternoon and all's well with the organization.

Council leaning toward 4 plan
AIKEN - The Aiken City Council voted to stay with its current four-district plan late Monday night, despite objections from the Aiken NAACP.

Moves free up crowded facilities

Young runs on record in push for re-election

News you can use

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Sherrie Wiegers of Martinez.

Across the area

Correction
An article in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have said that Reb Sutherland, a candidate for District 2 of the Aiken County school board, does not support the use of public school vouchers.

Jockeying for position

Forum draws bipartisan crowd
Tuesday night's political forum was somewhat of a rarity in Columbia County: The crowd was split almost evenly between Republicans and Democrats.

SLED disputes crime numbers
COLUMBIA - An FBI report says the crime rate in South Carolina has declined 8 percent last year, but State Law Enforcement Division Chief Robert Stewart says the report is based on estimates, not hard numbers.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RANT about the Richmond County Board of Education. Someone needs to investigate the hiring process of the Richmond County board members. They are very political, unfair and racist.

Challengers say it's time for a change
ALBANY, Ga. - Tommy Irvin's opponents say he has been Georgia's agriculture commissioner too long, but Mr. Irvin says his 33 years' experience are more vital than ever.

Sanders hits opponent on gas tax
COLUMBIA - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Lindsey Graham came under fire Tuesday for his position on a state gas tax increase.

Charges dropped in home invasion
A man charged in a home invasion and rape at Georgetown Villas in North Augusta was freed Monday night after DNA evidence failed to link him to the crime, authorities said.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -The South Carolina Supreme Court has disbarred a lawyer who is serving a nearly four-year federal sentence for helping launder $100,000 for a Detroit drug trafficker.

Moves free up crowded facilities
Sixty-five inmates at the Richmond County jails got an early-morning wake-up call Tuesday as Georgia corrections officers picked them up to ease the county's record overcrowding.

Accusations fly in District 12 debate
Candidates for Georgia's 12th U.S. Congressional District challenged one another to run a clean, issues-based campaign but neither could go more than a few minutes without attacking his opponent at a Monday night TV debate.

Charges dropped in home invasion

Jockeying for position
Jockeying for position Jockey David Bentley (left) guides Star Tide to victory over Northern Thinking, ridden by Arch Kingsley, during the Regions Bank Holiday Cup at the Aiken Fall Steeplechase on Saturday.

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Stancil has kept his eye on budgets
ATLANTA - From childhood visits to his father's diaper factory in rural Ball Ground to his adult career as a real estate appraiser, Steve Stancil had always been a student of the bottom line.

Forum covers school needs
AIKEN - Candidates for the Aiken County School Board told a group of mostly teachers Tuesday night what kind of school system they wanted.

Ruben compares city to business
When Bonnie Ruben rolled out of bed the final day of mayoral qualifying in August, she still hadn't settled on whether her name would be on general election ballots.

Young runs on record in push for re-election
Augusta Mayor Bob Young says his first term in office has read like an open book, and if he is re-elected, the next chapter of his political leadership will be just as easily examined.

Gold Cross ends free service
City officials and Augusta's primary ambulance contractor - Rural/Metro Ambulance - learned Monday afternoon that Gold Cross Ambulance, had canceled its goodwill contract with the city to provide backup emergency medical service for Richmond County.

Trigger plant meeting heats up

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -For the second consecutive year, the number of traffic deaths on South Carolina roads declined last year, AAA Carolinas says.

Sanders hits opponent on gas tax

Horsing Around
AIKEN - The Aiken Center for the Arts and United Way of Aiken County are collaborating on a plan they say will get more children involved with arts and raise big money for the city.

School board candidates split on technology

Gold Cross ends free service

Walker held job at state agency

Challengers say it's time for a change

Ruben compares city to business

News you can use
OCT. 29, 1940 Plans for a construction program costing about $35,000 to provide housing facilities for anticipated personnel increases at the Augusta Arsenal were revealed last night.

System may improve detection of cancer
The power of light to expose cervical cancer may one day offer women a quicker and more accurate screening and diagnosis, a Medical College of Georgia researcher said.

Correction

High school warns parents of threat
Lakeside High School administrators sent letters home Monday to notify parents that a student at the school has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.

Officials debate brutality

Subscriber of the day

Stancil has kept his eye on budgets

Walker held job at state agency
Charles "Champ" Walker hopes to have a job in Washington soon, but the congressional candidate reacted angrily Tuesday to questions about his previous government work.

News you can use

Across the area
A Clearwater man was indicted on a charge of murder Tuesday by a Richmond County grand jury.

Jury convicts man in arson, murder case

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -President Bush will make another campaign trip to Georgia this weekend as the Republican Party makes a final push to unseat Democratic Sen. Max Cleland.

Activists will attend nuclear meeting

Activists will attend nuclear meeting
Public input will be accepted tonight on the potential environmental impact a new nuclear trigger plant would have on the Savannah River Site. Registration begins at 6 p.m. at the North Augusta Community Center, with the meeting starting at 7.

Council leaning toward 4 plan

Sites weighed for research park
First they need a spot somewhere close to the Medical College of Georgia that has two to four acres. Then they have to figure out a way to buy it. Then they can bring in the tenant companies.

Taylor aspires to be big guy behind Barnes

Taylor aspires to be big guy behind Barnes
ATHENS, Ga. - At Brown's Barber Shop, a down-home spot on the edge of the college community's trendy downtown, they all know The Big Guy.

High school warns parents of threat

Rants and Raves
I WOULD LIKE to give a rave to the custodian staff of the Richmond County school system. I walk through the halls of many of our schools and departments and have seen how clean they are. They need a pat on the back.

Across Georgia

Officials debate brutality
Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams says he receives far too many complaints from residents accusing Richmond County sheriff's deputies of police brutality.

Across South Carolina

Across the area
A Waynesboro, Ga., man killed himself in a Columbia County parking lot Monday as federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents arrived to talk with him, authorities said.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Kathy Dodson of Martinez.

Barnes backs ethics reform
Gov. Roy Barnes says it's time for ethics reform in Georgia politics, including a no-gifts policy and full disclosure of legislators' assets and tax returns.

Rants and Raves
I WOULD LIKE to give a rave to the custodian staff of the Richmond County school system. I walk through the halls of many of our schools and departments and have seen how clean they are. They need a pat on the back.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Georgia counties don't have to track Hispanic populations between census years to make sure their jury pools are diverse, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled in a 6-1 decision Monday.

Police charge worker in fraud

Appraiser calls tax notes a mistake
David Whittington opened his Richmond County tax assessment last week and found a notation describing his home as "contaminated property."

Georgia feeds off disrespect
ATHENS, Ga. - A former SEC football coach said they weren't "man enough" to beat Alabama.

Labonte to build Quarter Midget track in Rowan County
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Bobby Labonte wants to take his 8-year-old son racing, but with no tracks close to their North Carolina home, the options are extremely limited.

Medical update keeps Marlin out of car

Formula One prohibits teams from determining finishing order
LONDON -- Formula One instituted a series of rules changes to make the sport more competitive, including barring teams from telling their drivers to finish in a certain order.

Labonte to build Quarter Midget track in Rowan County

Formula One prohibits teams from determining finishing order

Medical update keeps Marlin out of car
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Sterling Marlin's bid at an early return from a fractured vertebra in his neck ended Monday when doctors recommended he not get back in the No. 40 Dodge until next season.

Record 66 international players in NBA

Record 66 international players in NBA
NEW YORK -- A record 67 international players are on NBA rosters for the start of the season, led by the Dallas Mavericks with five.

Falcons release receiver Jackson

Vick says sprained thumb won't sideline him

Pensacola basks in Emmitt Smith's football milestone

Monday Night Football: Eagles defeat Giants

Hasselbeck waived by Panthers

Falcons release WR Jackson

Mrs. Yvonne McNair    (FAIR PLAY, S.C.)
Mr. Stokes Rucker    (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)
Mrs. Elsie Ferguson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Earl Honeycutt    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Ms. Mildred Molik    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Jacqueline Goss    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Cora Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Margie Smith    (TENNILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Marie Coleman    (YONKERS, N.Y.)
Mr. George Screws    (CLAXTON, Ga.)
Mr. William Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. William Bush    (Aiken, S.C.)
Mr. John Lotz Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Patricia Neville    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Cathy Ferko
Lakeside High School is mourning the loss of beloved Spanish teacher Cathy Ferko, who died Sunday after a long battle with breast cancer.

Mr. Joseph Gabriel Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Freddie Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Sipes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Lotz Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Otis Wade Jr.    (BATH, S.C.)
Mrs. Catherine Fields    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Mr. Albert Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Catherine Ferko    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Moore    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mrs. Elsie Ferguson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Danny Markwalter    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. William Dye    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Father Arthur Weltzer    (COLUMBUS, Ga.)
Ms. Hazel Davis    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Moore    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mrs. Marie Coleman    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mr. Freddie Leverett    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)
Mrs. Rosa Butler    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Jacqueline Goss    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Blalock    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Miss Norma Freeman    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mr. Danny Markwalter    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. William Dye    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Roy Arrington    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jefferson Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jefferson Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Otis Wade Jr.    (BATH, S.C.)
Mr. Arthur Weltzer    (COLUMBUS, Ga.)
Mrs. Nellie McMichael    (COVINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. Frank Barrera    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Deacon Henry Scott    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Mildred Percival    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mrs Vera Marshall    (TENNILLE, Ga.)
Rev. Charles Ray    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Rev. Sam Williamson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Harold Rooks    (METTER, Ga.)
Mrs. Lula Whitlock    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Blalock    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Whitehead    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Mrs. Hattie Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Catherine Ferko (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Coleman (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Otis Wade Jr. (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. William Dye (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jacqueline Goss (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Fields (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mildred Percival (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Elsie Ferguson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Moore (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. William Bush (Aiken, S.C.)

Miss Norma Freeman (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs Vera Marshall (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Rev. Sam Williamson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Charles Ray (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Danny Markwalter (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Deacon Henry Scott (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Otis Wade Jr. (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Freddie Leverett (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mrs. Lula Whitlock (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Danny Markwalter (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Roy Arrington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earl Honeycutt (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Whitehead (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Moore (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mr. John Lotz Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Screws (CLAXTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Coleman (YONKERS, N.Y.)

Ms. Hazel Davis (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Butler (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Arthur Weltzer (COLUMBUS, Ga.)

Mr. William Moore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Dye (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Stokes Rucker (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)

Mrs. Yvonne McNair (FAIR PLAY, S.C.)

Mr. James Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Patricia Neville (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Father Arthur Weltzer (COLUMBUS, Ga.)

Ms. Mildred Molik (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margie Smith (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Rooks (METTER, Ga.)

Mrs. Cora Johnson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Cleland is a leader
How dare Saxby Chambliss run ads questioning the courage of Max Cleland to lead? Where was Rep. Chambliss, R-Ga., when Sen. Cleland, D-Ga., was serving his country? Carolyn Benning, Augusta

Warren will represent district's needs
South Richmond County needs Pete Warren in the 99th District House Seat. Mr. Warren has pledged to be available in our community on Saturday mornings for us to personally chat with him and to listen to our concerns. He will know our position on issues that can make a difference to our quality of life in the decades ahead. Alan Herndon, Hephzibah, Ga.

Bell best for Georgians' health
As a registered nurse for more than 20 years, I am very concerned about the health care of Americans, particularly from the preventative aspects. Over the years, I have seen managed care take more and more control over each individual's right to health care. Kitty M. Garrett, RN, Augusta

Believe in Goessling
In the race for Georgia attorney general, it would be awfully tempting to make the case against incumbent Thurbert Baker, whose office was inexorably tied to the Pardons and Paroles Board scandal. One could also question his experience, which doesn't include prosecuting criminals, or wonder aloud why he's so hesitant to attack political corruption, such as alleged election interference by the McKinneys.

Graham offers a clear choice
Lindsey Graham's candidacy for the U.S. Senate offers a clear choice for the voters of South Carolina on Nov. 5. I have known Mr. Graham since he first ran for the House of Representatives in 1994 and have watched him progress over the years into a real national leader. Tom Greene, North Augusta, S.C.

Norwood, for sure
Some people you vote for because you agree with their politics and the issues they raise. Some people you vote for because of the excellence of their constituent service. Some people you vote for because they have strong personal qualities you admire - honesty, integrity, courage - even if you don't particularly subscribe to their politics. And sometimes you vote for a person because he or she strikes you as a genuine, engaging person - someone you'd like to invite home for dinner to meet the spouse and kids.

Burmeister's accomplishments long
Why do I strongly recommend that we keep Rep. Sue Burmeister, R-Augusta, representing us in Georgia's new 96th House District? Because: U.E. Sacco, Augusta

Sutherland has needed education experience to serve on board
I am perplexed by Dorolyn Zimmerman's letter on Oct. 16, "Towles supports public education," attacking Aiken County School-Board candidate Rebekah Sutherland. She then proceeds to validate what Mrs. Sutherland is saying about socialization of public schools by endorsing Valerie Towles. Dianne Parker, Aiken, S.C.

Halloween glorifies Satan and should be disregarded
Once again we are approaching that time of year when we need to be ever more mindful for the safety of our children. Halloween is not a time of year that we should treat lightly. As a Christian, meaning I have accepted Jesus as my Lord and savior, I believe Halloween should be disregarded. Bonnie Cox, North Augusta, S.C.

Democrats ask for too much aid
What does it take for Democrats to understand that conservatives assist the "downtrodden"? We simply prefer to do it with our money, from our pockets. And, if it's not too much to ask, we like to do it close to home, close to our churches, etc. David Sam, North Augusta, S.C.

Sanford will reform education
South Carolina's educational system is a disgrace. Instead of pursuing real reforms, Gov. Jim Hodges shovels more money down the rat hole and wildly proclaim that we no longer rank 50th among the states - we're now 49th! Arthur H. Shealy, North Augusta, S.C.

First Friday should and must continue, despite problems
The problems with First Friday didn't arise until a few months ago when it became known it was OK to drink alcohol in the streets. They wanted more people to show up, and that sure did the trick. Karen Conover, Augusta

Chandler volunteers time to train
As a retired law-enforcement officer, having served in Aiken County over 25 years, I have always been committed to and interested in the safety of our community. Joseph Tracy Daniels Sr., Aiken, S.C.

Blacks not the only sharecroppers
I take exception to the letter by Fred Turner on Sept. 29, "South built on backs of blacks," and the statement that, "It was slave labor that made Georgia and other Southern states." He could not be further from the truth. He asked, "Who raised most of the kids?" We raised our own. Barbara Andrews, Augusta

Chambliss' voting record is best
To listen to Sen. Max Cleland's, D-Ga., television ads, you would think Sen. Zell Miller, D-Ga., was cloned. But such is not the case. Max Cleland is a liberal Democrat, who votes more like Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., than Zell Miller. Gary Heffner, Augusta

Should candidates run unopposed?
Since Democrats said it was unfair for Republican candidate Douglas Forrester to run for New Jersey's U.S. Senate seat without an opponent and now that the U.S. Supreme Court refuses to reverse the state Supreme Court decision to let another Democrat take Robert Torricelli's place, I suggest Forrester remove his name from the ballot also. Billy Cooper, North Augusta, S.C.

Brightharp will preserve schools
I am pleased to support Democrat George L. Brightharp in his campaign to win South Carolina's District Three race. Kay D. Rankin, Saluda, S.C.

Burns the clear pick
As unsuited, unprepared and unqualified as Charles Walker Jr. is to run for Congress from Georgia's new 12th District, Max Burns is every bit the opposite.

Sutherland pays attention to details
I invite the public to research the two school board candidates for Aiken County's public school District 2. My research brings me to the conclusion that Rebekah "Reb" Sutherland should be elected. Lynn Engel, New Ellenton, S.C.

Choose McDonald, Everett
Though most Georgians may not realize it, the Public Service Commission can have a huge impact on their lives and pocketbooks. The obscure five-member panel's utility, telecommunications, electric and natural gas policies largely determine how efficient those services are and how much residents, businesses and industry must pay for them.

We need Walker as our advocate
I think that Sen. Charles Walker, D-Augusta, has served Augusta well in the Georgia Senate. I am impressed by his deep concern for those who, by virtue of birth or fate, lack the advantages of others. But I know that his service as Senate majority leader has helped everyone in our community - rich and poor, black and white. Julia Rankin Bloodworth, Augusta

'Chronicle' coverage validates injustice
I have often felt that The Augusta Chronicle's coverage of local news has been uneven and one-sided. Today, I saw proof positive of this. I am referring to the story about the firing of Jason Youngblood from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. Tamara W. Barron, Harlem, Ga.

With fears eased, event reclaims internationals

Rider eyes 'triplecrown'

USOC taps sponsors to save sports

Overtime

USOC taps sponsors to save sports
CHICAGO -- The U.S. Olympic Committee is getting help from some of its biggest sponsors in its bid to keep baseball, softball and modern pentathlon in the Summer Games.

Overtime
Eric Wedge became the youngest manager in Major Leagues Baseball on Tuesday at age 34, while former Atlanta Braves third-base coach Ned Yost took over in Milwaukee and Ken Macha officially got the job in Oakland.

With fears eased, event reclaims internationals
After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Dario Bezzi decided to skip the 2001 National Barrel Horse Association World Championships.

Rider eyes 'triplecrown'
Tanya Steinhoff has her sights set on a barrel horse version of the triple crown.

Monday Night Football: Eagles defeat Giants
PHILADELPHIA -- Donovan McNabb didn't need to use his arm. His legs were enough to beat the New York Giants.

Falcons release WR Jackson
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons released receiver Willie Jackson on Monday.

Vick says sprained thumb won't sideline him
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Quarterback Michael Vick had part of his left hand wrapped in a bandage Monday after mildly spraining his left thumb in the Atlanta Falcons' last-second victory at New Orleans.

Hasselbeck waived by Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers waived quarterback Tim Hasselbeck on Tuesday, exactly one week after they signed him to provide immediate depth.

Pensacola basks in Emmitt Smith's football milestone
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Emmitt Smith's high school English teacher had chills, and his former trainer teared up when the running back became the NFL's career rushing leader.

Falcons release receiver Jackson
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons released receiver Willie Jackson on Monday.

Gilbert out for season, Morgan out three to four weeks
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Sean Gilbert will miss the rest of the season with a broken right hip, and linebacker Dan Morgan needs hernia surgery and will be out at least three weeks.

Georgia feeds off disrespect

Bioterror drug on fast track
SAN FRANCISCO - Anacor Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday announces a $21.6 million contract to develop a new antibiotic designed to spay and neuter anthrax and other bacterial infections.

Creating digital slide shows is fun, easy
Slide shows have come a long way since I was a teenager, when my dad used to set up his 35- mm slide projector and bulky screen. Now slide shows can also be created in your computer.

PDA stands for Pretty Darn Aggravating
Maybe my duddies are too fuddied, but it's hard to see PDAs as anything but Pretty Darn Aggravating.

Vampire game has gore, fun
Step aside, Buffy. There's a meaner, tougher vampire killer on the loose.

Gator guarantee: Georgia will lose more than once
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Anyone who thinks the struggling Florida Gators have lost their swagger should listen to offensive lineman Shannon Snell talk for a few minutes.

Gator guarantee: Georgia will lose more than once

Gators' SEC title hopes on the line

Catching up
ATHENS, Ga. - Reggie Brown doesn't have any wild expectations for Saturday's game against Florida.

Banged-up Georgia hoping to get some injured players back for Florida game
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia running back Musa Smith should be ready to play Saturday against Florida, and the Bulldogs are hoping receiver Fred Gibson and offensive tackle Jon Stinchcomb also will be back on the field.

Gary out indefinitely after surgery on bleeding muscle tear
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia receiver/punt returner Damien Gary will be sidelined indefinitely after having emergency surgery on a bleeding muscle tear in his left leg.

Banged-up Georgia hoping to get some injured players back for Florida game

Gators' SEC title hopes on the line
The web site fireronzook.com is still getting more hits than Rex Grossman. Steve Spurrier is still coaching in the NFL, incapable of drawing up a few ball plays to make his old team great again.

Catching up

Gary out indefinitely after surgery on bleeding muscle tear

Holtz: No difference in Vols, different Gamecocks without Brewer
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina coach Lou Holtz sees the same, dominant Tennessee as always despite its losing Southeastern Conference record.

Gamecocks look to break the curse against Vols
COLUMBIA - South Carolina coach Lou Holtz probably won't pop in the tapes of his team's last two games against Tennessee this week.

Holtz: No difference in Vols, different Gamecocks without Brewer

Gamecocks look to break the curse against Vols

Course at Jekyll Island reopens after overhaul
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - The Jekyll Island State Park Authority is proud of its refurbished Pine Lakes Course, and rightfully so.

Artists corner

Listeners will get wrapped up in Vines
If The Beatles and Nirvana decided to combine their musical DNA, much-hyped Aussie band The Vines would be the result.

Bands add appeal to art festival
I went to First Friday on the advice of friends. They told me there was a plethora of eclectic studios downtown that exhibited the works of local artists. They also mentioned that all of the downtown restaurants and most of the stores open their doors on First Friday to welcome visitors.

Xtreme calendar

Girl should stop 'playing' with her friend's boyfriend

Question of the week

Parents, youths often at odds during stressful teen years
From piercings to protests, teens have always been known for testing the limits.

Listeners will get wrapped up in Vines

Your style
THE FACTS: Meera Venkatraman, 14, a freshman at Greenbrier High School.

Your style

Garage gets makeover for Halloween
When trick-or-treating was no longer an option, and cute, fuzzy costumes had fallen by the wayside, Morgan McNeal got down to doing what he really enjoys for Halloween - scaring people.

Artists corner
As the hawk flies from its nest In the mist stand the best of the best

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

Question of the week
Who should be mayor of Augusta?

My pad
THE FACTS: Candie Millwood, 14, a freshman at Hephzibah High School.

Girl should stop 'playing' with her friend's boyfriend
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My friend's boyfriend and I play behind her back every time she leaves the room. Should I tell her? - 14-year-old Augusta girl

My pad

Xtreme calendar
Just-released CDs include the soundtrack to the upcoming movie 8 Mile; Stripped, from Christina Aguilera; and Now or Never, the first solo effort from Backstreet Boy Nick Carter.

Audio best

411
If you're a cost-conscious gamer, look out for Sony's Greatest Hits collection for Playstation 2.

Vampire game has gore, fun

Creating digital slide shows is fun, easy

PDA stands for Pretty Darn Aggravating

Bioterror drug on fast track