Bell would like to return to Giants for more than one year

Bell would like to return to Giants for more than one year
SAN FRANCISCO -- David Bell would like to return to the San Francisco Giants as long as it's for more than one year.

Retirement deserves a lasting commitment

Winn Dixie restructuring pays off
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Two years after launching a massive restructuring effort to improve Winn-Dixie Stores Inc.'s operations, President and Chief Executive Officer Al Rowland says he thinks customers are noticing the results.

Judge accepts Microsoft settlement with government

Guarding the fort
Stephen Xenakis started thinking seriously about the threat of terrorism while America was still busy fighting the Cold War.

Chamber names new president

Major U.S. automakers report drop in October sales
DETROIT -- One year after lucrative incentives prompted Americans to buy vehicles in record numbers, the nation's top automakers found themselves unable to match those levels and saw sales fall nearly 33 percent.

Business briefs
AT&T Corp. has approved a 1-for-5 reverse stock split after it completes the spinoff of its cable TV division, AT&T Broadband, which will be merged with Comcast Corp.

Business calendar

Chamber names new president
AIKEN - June Murff can finally retire. The longtime Aiken Chamber of Commerce president announced earlier this year that she would leave the position once her replacement could be found.

City's imperfections don't make it a bad place

Stainless appeal
When it comes to kitchen appliances, nobody is more discriminating than European consumers.

Manage cash well to stay profitable

City's imperfections don't make it a bad place
Understand this: There is no perfect city. If you think there is, let me know, so I can go there and uncover the imperfections. That's what reporters do.

On the move

Major U.S. automakers report drop in October sales

Upbeat outlook from Greenspan lift stocks

October unemployment rate climbs

Stainless appeal

Judge accepts Microsoft settlement with government
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge on Friday accepted nearly all the provisions of an antitrust settlement between Microsoft Corp. and the Justice Department, but warned top company executives that she will hold them individually responsible for complying with her instructions.

On the move
Barbara Lasky has joined Shapers Salon as a certified massage therapist. Ms. Lasky, who has 18 years' experience, specializes in therapeutic and relaxation massage.

October unemployment rate climbs
WASHINGTON -- The nation's unemployment rate climbed to 5.7 percent in October as businesses slashed payrolls for a second straight month, raising new concerns about the durability of the nation's economic recovery.

Pocket change
BellSouth, formerly Southern Bell, was created in 1984 during the federal government's breakup of AT&T. Today, the company is the No. 3 local-phone provider, behind Verizon and SBC Communications. It also owns 40 percent of Cingular Wireless, the nation's No. 2 wireless company.

Upbeat outlook from Greenspan lift stocks
NEW YORK - Hopeful signs about an economic recovery spurred a rally on Wall Street Wednesday as traders responded to upbeat remarks from Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan.

Manage cash well to stay profitable
Cash is a four-letter word that all businesses like. That is, until there isn't any left. Then cash becomes a four-letter word usually combined in sentences with other four-letter words.

Business calendar
Thursday: Free seminar on wills, trusts and other estate-planning topics; by Chuck Foster of Edward Jones; 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Aiken branch office; call (803) 643-0808.

Late field goal lifts Clemson
DURHAM, N.C. - Aaron Hunt kicked a 21-yard field goal with eight seconds left to give Clemson a come-from-behind 34-31 victory Saturday over Duke.

Clemson has trouble in Wallace Wade
DURHAM, N.C. -- Taking the field in front of Notre Dame's Touchdown Jesus or minutes after a burning spear is thrown into the ground at Florida State can intimidate opponents.

Clemson has trouble in Wallace Wade

Irish don't look unbeatable to Boston College
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame doesn't look unbeatable to Boston College.

Irish don't look unbeatable to Boston College

Stancil an overdue change

Re-elect Thurmond

Validate Barnes

Vote for 'Dean' Irvin

Re-elect Mayor Young

Pastor's corner
When Marlenia and Sim Murray were house hunting three years ago, the Walnut Hill neighborhood in Evans beckoned.

Which A-list author has mob mentality?
Does the name Alexandra Ripley ring a bell? How about Michael Walsh or Linda Berdoll? Anything? Probably not. Each is a published author and each is doomed to obscurity, or perhaps infamy, by their literary hubris.

Home front
Updating a kitchen doesn't have to be an enormous job involving layers of drywall dust and weeks' worth of takeout meals. Sometimes a kitchen can get a new look in a matter of hours or days.

Sticky surname situation can be solved simply by avoiding it
Dear Carson: I am a single parent who likes to send greeting cards. I have two children who do not have the same last name that I and my other child have. How do I sign the card if I wish to include their names? Here's an example I have been using: Jane Doe & Jr. Doe Jamey & Ray. - Surname Solution

Sweeps shows strike again
The timing was right for Tim McGraw and NBC.

Field of honor
MOUNTAINVILLE, N.Y. - There are no walls or ceilings enclosing this museum.

Comics page gets 'Jump Start'
There are mean-spirited laughs to be found in middle class families: Think the Bundys on TV's Married, With Children, or the comics page stalwarts The Lockhorns.

In the know
If you've seen those battery-powered toothbrushes designed for children and wanted one of your own, you're in luck.

Eagles aiming for 6th straight
STATESBORO - Few schools can score 40 points and leave talking about the defense.

Georgia Tech ruins N.C. State's perfect mark
RALEIGH, N.C. - What a difference a play makes.

Wolfpack still aiming for BCS berth
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Things couldn't be going much better for North Carolina State.

Eagles aiming for 6th straight

Wolfpack still aiming for BCS berth

Georgia Tech ruins N.C. State's perfect mark

Charles in charge at Tour Championship

Tour Championship notebook

Elder extends lead at Southern Farm Bureau Classic
MADISON, Miss. -- Brad Elder paused to think, and still couldn't remember the last time he started a tournament this well.

Golf briefs
WORLD LADIES MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP: Australian star Karrie Webb joined Annika Sorenstam and Se Ri Pak on the sidelines Friday, losing her second-round match.

Golf briefs

Charles in charge at Tour Championship
ATLANTA - Charles Howell's late-season push has taken him all the way to the top of the Tour Championship leaderboard.

Elder extends lead at Southern Farm Bureau Classic

Tour Championship notebook
ATLANTA - Just because this is Charles Howell's first Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club doesn't mean the Augusta native isn't familiar with the Donald Ross-designed course.

Howell loses lead to Singh
ATLANTA - The story line after three rounds of the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club is a familiar one: Vijay Singh is the leader.

Howell loses lead to Singh

Wardlaw trounces Wyman King

Midland Valley claims Region 5-AAA title

Thomson dominates Greenbrier

Friday night football scores

Jefferson County tops Richmond Academy

Silver Bluff slips past Barnwell

Blackville-Hilda gets easy victory

Screven dominates Savannah Christian

Augusta Christian takes region title

South Aiken beats White Knoll

Jackets buzz by Hornets

Washington-Wilkes gets victory

Laney nearing home field advantage during playoffs

Thomson dominates Greenbrier
THOMSON - The mayor declared Friday to be Cecil Poss Day to honor the last call of the Brickyard's public address announcer for the past 22 years.

Screven dominates Savannah Christian
SYLVANIA, Ga. - The Gamecocks' first-team defense remained unscored upon and set up a showdown for the Region 2-AAA title in two weeks.

Augusta Christian takes region title
With three touchdown passes against George Walton Academy on Friday night at Pride Valley, Augusta Christian quarterback Adam McKinney put the Lions in position for a region title. Then the junior went on the receiving end, hauling in a two-point conversion pass from Cole Rabun to lift the Lions to a 21-20 win.

Playoff picture in focus
If Silver Bluff is going to win a third straight Class AA football championship, coach Al Lown knows what the Bulldogs have to do.

Aquinas takes win over Long County
The Aquinas football team made its final home game one to remember at the expense of the Long County Blue Tide.

Laney nearing home field advantage during playoffs
Laney's side of the bleachers was packed Friday. There were police sirensdroning on and on and on, and people - tons of people filling the ARC Stadium stands.

South Aiken beats White Knoll
AIKEN - South Aiken's Rashad Hunter ran for 189 yards on 42 carries and the Thoroughbreds scored 10 points in the fourth quarter to hold off White Knoll.

Lakeside looks for more history
The Lakeside volleyball team was in a deep hole Oct. 22 against Greenbrier.

Wardlaw trounces Wyman King
BATESBURG, S.C. - Andrew Doran ran for 303 yards on 16 carries and ran for four touchdowns to lead Wardlaw in its regular season finale.

Silver Bluff slips past Barnwell
BARNWELL, S.C. - Silver Bluff coach Al Lown was right about Friday night's game against Barnwell: you can throw out the records when rivals meet.

Lincoln County falls to Johnson County
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Lincoln County lost four fumbles and Mel Partridge threw an interception at the Johnson County 15-yard line with 1:30 left as Johnson County held on for the win.

Washington County cruises to 62-0 win
A second quarter scoring blitz was the difference Friday night at White Road Stadium as Washington county blanked Josey, 62-0.

Jefferson County tops Richmond Academy
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. - Quinn White's second touchdown of the game, a 15-yard run in the fourth quarter, kept the Warriors' playoff hopes alive.

Jackets buzz by Hornets
North Augusta entered Friday's game with Aiken having lost seven straight games to the Hornets, and no one felt the weight of the streak more than Joe Long.

Washington-Wilkes gets victory
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Washington-Wilkes got an early touchdown from Herman Wynn, then relied on its defense to hold off Putnam County.

Laney stops Westside's run
Laney defensive coordinator Lemuel Lackey figured he could slow down Westside's passing attack.

Midland Valley claims Region 5-AAA title
LANGLEY, S.C - As Midland Valley ran down the hill and made its entrance to L.L. Willis Stadium, Mustangs running back Dontrell Jones turned to coach Rick Knight and made a bold promise.

Blackville-Hilda gets easy victory
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Blackville-Hilda coasted into the first round of the playoffs by dismantling Estill.

Friday night football scores
Here are the scores from Friday's prep football games.

Blackhawks, Capitals make three-player trade

Blackhawks, Capitals make three-player trade
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks acquired center Andrei Nikolishin and left wing Chris Simon from the Washington Capitals for center Michael Nylander and a third-round draft pick Friday.

Retirement deserves a lasting commitment
I was watching the World Series and thought of Ted Williams - one of baseball's best hitters - maybe the best ever.

Barnes is no friend to teachers

Optimist backs Young's re-election

Oust Walkers, vote for Hall and Burns

Think and vote judiciously on Nov. 5

Williams will do more for Augusta

Cleland war record in his own words

Elected officials need God

Young the only capable candidate

It's the party, not the man

Williams' word is his bond

Don't be intimidated at polls; vote your conscience

Warren will speak with one voice

Sutherland addresses tax concerns

Young's administration free of scandal

Williams will bridge racial gaps

Burmeister has proven she cares about fiscal responsibility

Brightharp's bright vision for Dist. 3

Towles committed to bettering schools for District 2

Yaun instrumental in helping schools in District 6

Smith has long record of accomplishments

Towles well known for volunteer work

Ruben's business longevity key

Ruben will be an asset to area

Towles has firsthand knowledge of the school system

Warren cares for senior citizens

Sen. Walker of great service to Georgia

Democrats have no virtues

Field of honor

Sticky surname situation can be solved simply by avoiding it

Sweeps shows strike again

Which A-list author has mob mentality?

Pastor's corner

In the know

Pride rout Lynx
FLORENCE, S.C. - Pee Dee recorded three goals in the opening period, and Augusta's goalkeeping continued to struggle as the Pride defeated the Lynx 6-1 on Friday night.

Slapshots
Defenseman Garry Toor scored a power-play goal, his first as a Lynx, in Friday's 6-1 loss to Pee Dee.

ECHL notebook
Attendance at East Coast Hockey League games peaked during the 1996-97 season with an average of more than 5,200 fans per game. Crowds have been gradually shrinking over the last six years, including this season's sluggish start. Through Nov. 1, league attendance was down 10.5 percent from last season.

Express delivers shutout vs. Lynx
ROANOKE, Va. - Roanoke converted three of five power play opportunities for goals as the Express defeated the Augusta Lynx 6-0 on Saturday night.

Lynx owners look to sell team

Slapshots

Lynx owners look to sell team
After four-plus years of absentee ownership, the Augusta Lynx hockey team is up for sale.

Express delivers shutout vs. Lynx

ECHL notebook

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A 12-year-old girl stabbed her stepfather to death early Friday in northwest Atlanta after a fight between him and her mother, police said.

Richmond County sample ballot

Long governor's race nears end
COLUMBIA - Conventional wisdom was the first casualty in the governor's race.

Richmond County precincts
he following is a list of polling precincts, locations and political districts for Tuesday's voting in Richmond County:

Hoax creator says he needed treatment for depression

Professor helps unravel politics

Civilian officers secure gates
Manuel Diaz is one of the new faces that will greet motorists as they arrive at Fort Gordon's gates.

Biracial backing boosts Walker

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH -A teenager died when he was hit by a minivan while trick-or-treating with friends.

Election will settle two seats

Georgia fans pick game with Florida over Bush

Districts still favor Democrats

Rants and raves
THIS IS A RAVE for Bonnie Ruben. Augusta deserves a mayor who is a leader, who has an impressive record in business and corporate affairs, and who will bring vision, direction and unity to the community. She is undisputedly capable of inspiring our future.

Lighting up

Festival attracts smaller crowds
Whether it was the lack of music and vendors, the huge police presence or cold weather, First Friday encountered a somewhat different and diminished crowd than last month.

Columbia County precincts
The following is a list of polling precincts, locations and political districts for Tuesday's voting in Columbia County:

Choral presentation
The Columbia County Choral Society will present God and Country, a musical tribute to America's heroes and first responders at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, at Stevens Creek Community Church, 600 Stevens Creek Road, Martinez.

Surveys connote narrow victories
In political races that pundits have repeatedly described as too close to call, a poll commissioned by The Augusta Chronicle and WRDW-TV Channel 12 suggests that victorious candidates running for mayor, the Senate and the House will win by narrow margins, some closerthan others.

Poll shows McIntyre leading
Augusta's mayoral race is divided along racial lines, with Ed McIntyre getting the majority of black votes and Bob Young securing the most white votes, according to a poll commissioned this week by The Augusta Chronicle and WRDW-TV Channel 12.

Districts still favor Democrats
ATLANTA - When viewed individually, some of the General Assembly's Democratic incumbents look ripe for an upset this week.

Festival attracts smaller crowds

Poll shows Burns leads District 12
In the waning days of one of the state's fiercest political campaigns, Republican 12th Congressional District candidate Max Burns appears to be gaining momentum over his Democratic foe, Charles "Champ" Walker Jr.

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Richmond County election bio boxes
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Across Georgia

Columbia County sample ballot
General Election - Columbia County, GA November 5, 2002

All set for votes
Stuart Bedenbaugh, the director of Aiken County's Voter Registration and Elections Office, tests the tabulation software of the election card reader.

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Across the area
A Grovetown man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of molesting a 14-year-old girl after the girl was found to be pregnant and named him as the father.

Women increase presence in politics

Bush touts different ways to train teachers
ATLANTA - First lady Laura Bush praised teachers on the front lines of the nation's public schools Friday and suggested to education leaders that traditional colleges shouldn't be the only way to prepare instructors.

Aiken County precincts
The following is a list of polling precincts, locations and political districts for Tuesday's voting in Aiken County:

Biracial backing boosts Walker
Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker, in his bid for re-election to the Senate District 22 seat, has a 12 percent advantage over his Republican opponent, according to a recent poll that was first reported by WRDW-TV Channel 12 on Friday night.

Choral presentation

County requests items for capsule
Columbia County officials are looking for items to be placed inside a time capsule that will be buried at dedication ceremonies for the new Justice Center later this month.

News you can use

College loses safety group
ATHENS, Ga. - When Kelsey Satterfield arrived in Athens last year as a freshman University of Georgia student from Jackson, Tenn., she had no clue of the town's dark history of sexual predators who have preyed on young women.

Aiken County sample ballot
General Election - Aiken County, SC November 5, 2002

Lighting up
As Halloween ends, it's time to get ready for Christmas. Augusta worker Rocky Thomas attached snowflake lights to lampposts in downtown Augusta on Friday.

Columbia County residents face many choices

Political rants and raves
IN REGARD TO "enough is enough" with Bob Young and his wife: Bob Young's wife is a lovely, kind and generous person and a successful business owner. Bob Young is not the worst mayor we have ever had, as you implied in your rant. Remember, he has no vote on council. Maybe we should blame the one who should be blamed. I don't know what your problem is with Gwen, unless it is jealousy.

News you can use
NOV. 3, 1975 About 600 people gathered at Paine College on Sunday for a groundbreaking ceremony for the school's new academic building. The structure will stand on the site of Haygood Hall, which was destroyed by fire in 1968.

Barnes, Cleland are holding leads, poll finds
ATLANTA - On the eve of a campaign swing into Georgia by President Bush, Democrat Max Cleland continues to hold an apparent lead over Republican challenger Saxby Chambliss, but the Senate race has tightened, according to a new poll.

Subscriber of the day
Connie Singleton is today's subscriber of the day.

Rants and raves
SINCE NO MERCY was shown to the victims of murder and their families, murderers should receive the death penalty and no mercy.

Professor helps unravel politics
ATHENS, Ga. - While many of the nation's citizens run from reporters in fear, University of Georgia political scientist Charles Bullock welcomes all the media, all the time.

Across the southeast

All set for votes

Across South Carolina

Across the southeast
JACKSON, Miss. -The mother of three of six children who died when a rural mobile home caught fire has been charged with manslaughter and child neglect.

Across the area

College loses safety group

Civilian officers secure gates

District 96 candidates voice similar views on some issues
Both say they are conservative. Both tout education reform as a prime goal. Both would give Augusta's next mayor more power. And both Democrat David Bell and Republican Rep. Sue Burmeister say they are the obvious choice for House District 96 voters.

Richmond County sample ballot
General Election - Richmond County, GA November 5, 2002

NAACP may push council on districts
The North Augusta chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is considering an appeal for the creation of city council districts after Tuesday's special city council election.

Bush touts different ways to train teachers

Man is charged in car robbery
An Augusta man was arrested Saturday and charged with stealing his uncle's car at knifepoint.

District 96 candidates voice similar views on some issues

Defense lawyers target jury notes in riot trial

Across the area

Election will settle two seats
The races for two Aiken County Council seats will be decided Tuesday.

Poll shows McIntyre leading

Hoax creator says he needed treatment for depression
TRENTON, S.C. - Ray Tanner Jr. said he tried to kill himself, but he can't explain why he went to such great lengths to do it.

NAACP may push council on districts

Defense lawyers target jury notes in riot trial
YORK, Pa. - Attorneys for two men convicted in the 1969 race-riot slaying of a young black woman say a juror's trial notes, distributed to the rest of the jury with the judge's approval, might have tainted other jurors' recollections of the case.

Richmond County precincts

United Way surpasses its goal in Aiken County
The United Way of Aiken County's Friday luncheon was jump-started with the Rolling Stones' You Can't Always Get What You Want.

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina
WILLIAMSTON, S.C. - A 9-year-old girl has died after she was electrocuted in her Williamston home.

Columbia County precincts

Georgia fans pick game with Florida over Bush
SAVANNAH, Ga. - President George Bush is jetting in for a quick stump speech in Savannah today, but Air Force One's touchdown is a mere three hours before the much-anticipated gridiron scoring starts when the University of Florida faces the University of Georgia in Jacksonville, Fla.

Aiken County sample ballot

Scientist tries to clone sick oak
Move over Dolly the sheep, Augusta State University's 400-year-old Arsenal Oak could be joining the ranks of science marvels as a clone.

Experts declare Graham has edge

Hopefuls promote economic programs
ATLANTA - As Tuesday's election approaches, voters' wallets and pocketbooks are on the minds of the two men who would like to spend the next four years in the governor's mansion.

Surveys connote narrow victories

Manager remembers experiences as youth
The sights, sounds and smells of the Georgia-Carolina State Fair brings it all full-circle for Joe Taylor.

Historic ballot awaits residents

Halloween food drive celebrates big success
It's Spooky to be Hungry celebrated its most successful year at the official weigh-in Friday at Golden Harvest Food Bank.

Richmond County election bio boxes

News you can use
BACK IN TIMENOV. 2, 1970The Augusta government will be busy today with both a recount of the votes cast in the Oct. 13 council election and a regular meeting of the City Council. Last week the council granted the recount to 1st Ward Councilman J.C. Anderson, who lost his post to Russell F. Malone.

Small First Friday crowd hits profits

Event benefits Native Americans on reservation
A slight breeze rustled the tan leather tassels and white black-tipped feathers that hung from the traditional American Indian dress the dancers wore in the sacred circle.

Poll shows Burns leads District 12

Experts declare Graham has edge
COLUMBIA - Rep. Lindsey Graham appears to have all the advantages heading into Tuesday's election to replace retiring Sen. Strom Thurmond, observers say.

Man is charged in car robbery

Women increase presence in politics
ATLANTA - Now more than ever, the Georgia ballot reflects the increasing presence of women in politics, with names such as Tommy and John accompanied by Deanna and Lois.

Event benefits Native Americans on reservation

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Lisa Lewis is today's subscriber of the day.

Columbia County sample ballot

Judge splits rulings on bond in 2 slayings
A man who authorities say confessed to fatally strangling his girlfriend last month must remain in jail, but a second suspect in an unrelated homicide was granted bond Friday.

Hopefuls make last appeals

Across the area
A toddler, believed to be about 1 year old, was found alone outside an Augusta home early Friday morning.

Aiken County precincts

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -A mother and her two children were killed on the way to school when another car crossed a double line and collided head-on with their car, authorities said.

Long governor's race nears end

Scientist tries to clone sick oak

Rants and raves
SINCE NO MERCY was shown to the victims of murder and their families, murderers should receive the death penalty and no mercy.

Rants and raves
THIS IS A RAVE for Bonnie Ruben. Augusta deserves a mayor who is a leader, who has an impressive record in business and corporate affairs, and who will bring vision, direction and unity to the community. She is undisputedly capable of inspiring our future.

Hopefuls make last appeals
ATLANTA - The TV ads are nonstop; the glossy fliers are filling mailboxes; and voters are more likely than ever to open their doors and find a politician on the front porch.

Historic ballot awaits residents
AIKEN - When voters go to the polls Tuesday in South Carolina, they face a historic election.

Small First Friday crowd hits profits
Some Broad Street business owners said the lack of patrons at the most recent First Friday arts festival cost them money on what was supposed to be a profitable night.

Columbia County residents face many choices
Columbia County voters can expect to spend a little extra time in front of the electronic voting machine Tuesday.

Troupe, Edwards find right, wrong way to spotlight
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The least accomplished tight end on Florida's roster and the most accomplished wide receiver in Georgia history became the two most unpopular young men in the Peach State on Saturday.

Pole keeps Newman in title chase
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - As long as there's a chance, Ryan Newman vows to keep up the fight for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship.

Pole keeps Newman in title chase

Jordan goes from washed up to ageless wonder

NBA, Charlotte reach arena deal
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NBA owners have approved an agreement with Charlotte to build an arena if the city is awarded an expansion team.

NBA, Charlotte reach arena deal

Jordan goes from washed up to ageless wonder
WASHINGTON -- He drove around defenders with ease and did a little high-step when he made his jump shots. He scored a point for every minute he played.

Doing something special

McKinnie signs with Vikings

Mr. David Randall    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Vena Harley    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mr. Ronnie Landers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. C. A. Price    (TWIN CITY , Ga.)
Mr. Larry Rosamond    (NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.)
Mrs. Minnie Oliver    (GIRARD, Ga.)
Mr. Chris Newsome    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Doris Nichols    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
Mr. Charles DesCombes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Chris Newsome    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Edward Taber Sr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Ursula McMahon    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Willie Brant    (SYLVANIA, S.C.)
Mrs. Katie Lowe    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Conrad Parsons    (MARIETTA, Ga.)
Mr. Freddie Leverett    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)
Mrs. Lillie Mack    (KLINE, S.C.)
Mrs. Kattie Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. L. C. Scott Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Ms. Lugene Holston    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Golden    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mr. Jesse Hawes Sr.    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Lucile Hutcheson    (ADRIAN, Ga.)
Mrs. Geraldine Harris    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Jane Samuel    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Marion Gilchrist    (SPARTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Sarah Blackstone    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruby Garland    (SWAINSBORO, Ga)
Mr. William Bush    (Lowes Employee Aiken, S.C.)
Mrs. Alice Finley    ( AIKEN, S.C.)
Dr. Harry Pund Jr.    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Ferguson    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mr. Richard Northcutt    (VEAZEY COMMUNITY, Ga.)
Mrs. Kattie Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Frederick Myers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mattie Tillman    ( SANDERSVILLE, Ga)
Mrs. Katie Lowe    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Otis Wade Jr.    (BATH, S.C.)
Mrs. Elsie Kitchens    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mr. Derrick Wallace    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Laurie Culbreath    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mr. Charles DesCombs    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Lt. Col. James Kendall    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Mr. Kenneth Dennis    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Kattie Jones
The life of Kattie Jones will forever be treasured by her extensive family, says her niece Ida Williams, of Augusta.

Mr. Richard Cosby Sr    (WARTHEN, Ga.)
Mr. Clarence Couvillon    (NEW ELLINGTON, S.C.)
Mr. Edward Cockey    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Kenneth Dennis    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Lula Carr    (Homemaker EDGEFIELD. S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Ferguson    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Miss Kellah Cleckley    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Col. Thomas Hanson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Trynati Bunn    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Geraldine Harris    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Jordan Bowens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Vivian White    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Edward Cockey    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. L. C. Scott Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Richard Cosby Sr (WARTHEN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Derrick Wallace (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lugene Holston (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie Tillman ( SANDERSVILLE, Ga)

Mr. Chris Newsome (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Trynati Bunn (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice Finley ( AIKEN, S.C.)

Miss Kellah Cleckley (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Geraldine Harris (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Kattie Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles DesCombs (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Jordan Bowens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie Landers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elsie Kitchens (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Col. Thomas Hanson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Edward Cockey (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse Hawes Sr. (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Geraldine Harris (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Ferguson (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Vena Harley (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Minnie Oliver (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Samuel (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Lowe (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Barnes is no friend to teachers
As a member of the Georgia Association of Educators, I am happy that the organization has decided not to endorse Roy Barnes for governor. He has shown himself to be no friend to teachers; blaming us for the problems in education through his House Bill 1187, denying us a decent pay raise and taking credit in his political ads for the few gains that have been made in education. Just how many classes did Mr. Barnes teach during his term? Michael Kimble, Augusta

Don't be intimidated at polls; vote your conscience
Is this Augusta - or Iraq? The Rev. K.B. Martin, Augusta

Optimist backs Young's re-election
As a newcomer to Augusta and a partner in the downtown community, I have become aware of the challenges we face. Some have expressed pessimism. I, however, am optimistic. The Rev. Dr. Richard E. Sanders, Augusta

Stancil an overdue change
Democrat Gov. Roy Barnes espouses a plethora of conservative values.

Vote for 'Dean' Irvin
Georgia's agriculture commissioner has made news recently for removing tainted food from some area grocery stores.

Yaun instrumental in helping schools in District 6
I am writing to express my support for Andrew Yaun for Aiken County School Board, District 6. In his four years as our representative, our facilities have greatly improved. There have been major renovations and improvements at Jefferson Elementary, Langley-Bath-Clearwater Middle School and Leavelle McCampbell Middle School, and there are 12 new classrooms scheduled for Byrd Elementary School. Mr. Yaun was also instrumental in obtaining property for Byrd Elementary to have two new lanes of traffic, allowing for a safer access to the school, and this was done at no cost to the school district. Angie Owens, Warrenville, S.C.

Oust Walkers, vote for Hall and Burns
Regarding state Sen. Charles Walker's campaign: If the people of Richmond County would do here like the voters did in DeKalb County for U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., we would be rid of Mr. Walker and his son, "Champ." Mildred Lamb, Augusta

Burmeister has proven she cares about fiscal responsibility
As a community, we must think of everyone in our state similar to the way that Rep. Sue Burmeister, R-Augusta, has proven she cares for each person in Georgia. She voted against the fiscal budget last legislative session because it provided funds to programs when Georgia did not have money to spend. In the past, states such as North Carolina have spent money they did not have and over the course of time, were forced to spend their current revenues not just to pay down the debt of past legislators' fiscal irresponsibility, but also to spend millions of dollars over what they borrowed in interest payments in order to keep the state open for business, and faced millions of dollars in budgetary shortfalls.Amanda Brown, Augusta

Towles well known for volunteer work
On Nov. 5, voters will have to choose between Valerie Towles, who knows how to work with others as a team, and her opponent, Reb Sutherland, who only seems to want to tear the team apart. If you want Aiken's public-school team to survive, you better vote Valerie Towles for Aiken County School Board. James S. Phillips, Beech Island, S.C.

Williams will bridge racial gaps
My vote for mayor of Augusta will go to Robin Williams, as he strikes me as a man who will make an earnest effort to bridge racial and political gaps - not waste time whining about certain commissioners - and he strikes me as very energetic. Brian Green, Augusta

It's the party, not the man
This letter is in response to Mr. Walter Williams' letter of Oct. 18 endorsing Sen. Max Cleland. Mr. Williams, it's not just a man, it's a party. And Max Cleland is an obstructionist, liberal, appeasing, tax-and-spend Democrat. Lance Whitlock, Waynesboro, Ga.

Towles committed to bettering schools for District 2
I would like to encourage all Aiken School Board District 2 voters to mark their ballots for Valerie Towles. She is the candidate who will be working for the needs of all students, parents and teachers - not for her own political ambitions. Mrs. Towles has been an active supporter of choices for parents, whether that means home schooling, private or charter schools, or public schools. Ruth Holmes Cordahi, Aiken, S.C.

Williams' word is his bond
Augusta government and its people will never succeed and live in harmony until we are united. For this to be accomplished, we must elect a mayor who has the interest, leadership and desire to make it happen. Mildred M. Johnson, Augusta

Towles has firsthand knowledge of the school system
As a retired teacher with 25 years of service in the public school system, I support Mrs. Valerie Towles as the best candidate for the Aiken County School Board from Area 5, District 2. Virginia E. Samsel, Aiken, S.C.

Cleland war record in his own words
This is in response to Walter S. Williams' Oct. 18 letter in which he states U.S. Sen. Max Cleland, D-Ga., "earned a Silver Star medal for valor.">BR> Jim Keagle, Evans, Ga.

Ruben will be an asset to area
Since my retirement as a Department of Energy budget analyst in 1990, I have worked part time in the sales office of the Ramada Plaza Hotel. During that time I have gotten to know Bonnie Ruben quite well and have the greatest respect for this very intelligent, hard-working, conservative and caring person. Carolyn Garner, North Augusta, S.C.

Validate Barnes
Some Georgians perceive their governor as "King Roy" - power-hungry, overbearing, a man who rules rather than leads.

Ruben's business longevity key
After considerable thought and the revelations regarding the mayoral candidates, concerning their finances and legal troubles, it is clear that there is only one good choice to move Augusta forward. Bonnie Ruben is that choice. There is a substantial consensus that a change in leadership is needed. The only person in the field with the integrity and business experience is Ms. Ruben. She has an educational background that is quite impressive. She has an MBA degree and is a certified public accountant by training. When you combine her business skills, can-do attitude and work ethic, you get a person who we could all be proud of. Laura Hall, Augusta

Elected officials need God
Election time draws closer, and changes will be made in some areas - or will they? Time has seen many politicians come and go, mostly with some very good, grand ideas for helping humanity; and time has seen minute changes for the good, maybe. This country has entered the stage of desperation. Unless we allow the God of all creation to become the central part of our world, we will all continue to spiral out of control into chaos. ... Barbara A. Mohler, Augusta

Smith has long record of accomplishments
My vote is for Otis Smith, candidate for the Georgia House District 97. This man has a record of accomplishments as long as my arm and is certainly the most qualified man for the job. Dick Drenten, Augusta

Williams will do more for Augusta
A little over a year before Bob Young ran for mayor, and while working for Channel 6 news, he spoke at the Waynesboro Exchange Club. He made the statement that he lived in Thomson, Ga., his home was in Thomson and when he retired, he would retire to Thomson. R.M. Ford, Augusta

Warren will speak with one voice
It's not everyday that you have a longtime friend run for a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives. I first met Pete Warren when I returned home from Vietnam and we started working together. Herman Kersey, Hephzibah, Ga.

Re-elect Mayor Young
What kind of image do you want Augusta to project? Confident? Upbeat? Focused on the future? Welcoming to visitors?

Warren cares for senior citizens
I am a senior citizen living in District 99. Pete Warren cares about us and has been helping out at our senior citizen center for years. Mrs. Lillie Patrick, Augusta

Re-elect Thurmond
No one has done more to make Georgia's welfare-to-work program succeed than Democratic Labor Commissioner MICHAEL THURMOND.

Sutherland addresses tax concerns
I received a copy of a brochure that had been distributed and paid for by the Valerie Towles campaign. The brochure displays the worst negative attack I have ever seen by a Republican toward another Republican. Davis Cheek, Aiken, S.C.

Young's administration free of scandal
As we look at many of the problems in America today, we are constantly reminded of how often we reward bad behavior. Many of our elected officials', professional athletes' and heroes' lives are riddled with scandal, but we consistently hold them up as role models. A. Boardman, Augusta

Young the only capable candidate
Wake up, Augusta, and really take a hard look at the people running for the office of mayor. I am so happy to see Bob Young running again, because he is the only one who has a head on his shoulders. Lynne Reid, Evans, Ga.

Think and vote judiciously on Nov. 5
On Nov. 5 - Election Day, I hope every voter will take the time to make careful selections, because we have to live with the results. Frank Scharite, Augusta

Democrats have no virtues
Democrats, such as Paul L. Cook, Lowell Greenbaum, former President Bill Clinton and Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., continue to scream the virtues of Democrats when, in reality, they have no virtues. Wendell B. Hall, North Augusta, S.C.

Sen. Walker of great service to Georgia
I encourage all registered voters in Georgia's 22nd Senate District to vote next Tuesday to re-elect state Sen. Charles Walker, D-Augusta. Tracy E. Williams Jr., Augusta

Brightharp's bright vision for Dist. 3
With the elections so close, it is important that the voters of the U.S. House, District 3 in South Carolina go to the polls informed of who is the right choice. Calvin and Betty Butler, Trenton, S.C.

Tolbert makes senior history

Runyan tries her first marathon

Overtime

Overtime

Area sports announcements

Newman seeks historic title

Steinhoff victorious in finals

Sports digest

Overtime
Greenbrier was eliminated from the Georgia High School Association Class AAAA fastpitch finals Friday in Columbus, Ga.

Area sports announcements
Nov. 9-10: Denny Doyle will be conducting a hitting school for high school baseball. The school will be held at Harrison Park in Marietta, Ga. Instruction will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m on Saturday, and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call Anthony Fedele at (770) 517-6919 or register at www.doylebaseball.com/masters/masters.html.

Sports digest
BARREL HORSE RACING NBHA World Championships, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center: Open second go-round, 8:30 a.m.; Open finals, 7:30 p.m.

Overtime
Top-ranked Lleyton Hewitt held on to beat Paradorn Srichaphan 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 Saturday and set up a Paris Masters final against 2000 winner Marat Safin.

Tolbert makes senior history
For Chuck Tolbert, dreams do come true. Even if the dreams are just a week old.

Runyan tries her first marathon
NEW YORK -- Marla Runyan went from Paralympian to Olympian, from heptathlete to distance runner. Now she's taking on another challenge: the New York City Marathon.

Newman seeks historic title
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Ryan Newman's 20-year ride to the NASCAR Winston Cup Series has been a well-calculated, meticulous progression through a variety of smaller series.

Lakeside looks for more history
The Lakeside volleyball team was in a deep hole Oct. 22 against Greenbrier.

Steinhoff victorious in finals
After failing to qualify in their first open go-round run, Tanya Steinhoff and Nate Shilabar got the job done Saturday morning.

Gun club tries to generate interest among youth
The idea was a noble one: offer local educators an opportunity to observe the benefits of establishing clay target teams at local high schools.

Snake crossing
It's a variation on the age-old question: Why do snakes cross roads?

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations might be required.

Snake crossing

McKinnie signs with Vikings
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- First-round draft pick Bryant McKinnie ended his 98-day holdout Friday, agreeing to a five-year, $13.3 million contract with the Minnesota Vikings that includes a $9.35 million signing bonus.

Doing something special
ATLANTA - Joe DeCamillis had special teams fever in the Atlanta Falcons' 37-35 win at New Orleans last week.

Religion Calendar
SPECIAL EVENTS SOUP KITCHEN: 11 a.m. today, Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church.

Minister crusades for justice
David Ruis's worship of God led him to stand with people in need, to befriend addicts and native people in Winnipeg, Alberta.

Faith Digest
Revival begins at Fountain Gate The Love of the Father's Heart will be Bulgarian native Georgian Banov's theme during a revival at 7:30 tonight, 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday at Fountain Gate Worship Center, 2439 Peach Orchard Road. For more information, call 771-9444.

Pulpit population changes by degrees
When the fall term opened this year at Mercer University's McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta, student enrollment was up from 145 to 182.

Therapist administers doses of Tough Love
Dr. Sid Gates, a family therapist, wants to send parents home with more than a pat on the back - a dose of Tough Love would be more like it.

Casting your vote is an act of heroism
We live in a wonderful land. I am reminded of that every time I travel outside the United States. I see a world where many freedoms are suppressed while people struggle to survive. When I come home, and the wheels of the plane first touch American soil, my reaction is always the same - I love America and I am thankful for our way of life.

Troupe, Edwards find right, wrong way to spotlight

Boost in Gulf War illness research seen as shift in VA's attitude
WASHINGTON -- The Department of Veterans Affairs' plan to sharply increase funding for research into Gulf War illnesses marks a turning point in how the government perceives the problem, the leader of a veterans group said Friday.

Creative ways to detect bioterror attacks
NEW YORK -- Public health officials have developed an odd interest lately in the mundane and arcane.

China offers its national '.cn' Internet addresses overseas
SHANGHAI, China -- Expanding its online presence, China will begin letting overseas Web sites use addresses with its ".cn" national suffix starting in December, a foreign company chosen to sign up subscribers said Thursday.

Discovery could help people survive heart attacks
Researchers have identified a type of control valve inside lab animals' heart cells that can be switched on with a new drug to help the organ survive injury during a heart attack.

Dogs derailed
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Maybe Florida's players were right. Maybe Georgia does cower in fear at the sight of the Gators' orange and blue.

Bulldogs one win away from party
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For 20 years, the Georgia Bulldogs have been looking for something to celebrate.

Brotherly love motivates Bulldog trio
ATHENS, Ga. - Terrence Edwards said it wasn't a calculated decision to wear his brother's old No. 47 to class earlier this week.

Dogs derailed

20-13 loss ends undefeated season
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Put your hotel reservations on hold. The SEC East title is still up in the air.

Bulldogs one win away from party

Brotherly love motivates Bulldog trio

UGA notebook
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The red zone was the dead zone for Florida in the first half of Saturday's game against Georgia.

Tennessee seen this before

18-10 loss shakes Holtz's faith

Four-game run is crucial for Gamecocks

USC notebook

Tennessee seen this before
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- More losses and injuries than anyone expected. An improved and confident South Carolina. Disgruntled and noisy fans.

Four-game run is crucial for Gamecocks
COLUMBIA - Langston Moore knows South Carolina has gained loads of respect the past two seasons by winning 17 games and claiming back-to-back victories in the Outback Bowl.

Tennessee dominates South Carolina series

USC notebook
COLUMBIA - Representatives from the Capital One Bowl, the Independence Bowl and the Peach Bowl attended the South Carolina game Saturday, but the Gamecocks' hopes to go to a quality postseason game took another hit with their 18-10 loss to Tennessee.

Tennessee dominates South Carolina series
COLUMBIA - South Carolina coach Lou Holtz said after his team's 18-10 loss to Tennessee on Saturday that he had fully expected the Volunteers to return to "what they know best."

18-10 loss shakes Holtz's faith
South Carolina's Jonathan Martin chases Tennessee's Derrick Tinsley as he races for a first down during the first quarter of the game at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia.

Creative ways to detect bioterror attacks

Discovery could help people survive heart attacks

China offers its national '.cn' Internet addresses overseas

Minister crusades for justice

Therapist administers doses of Tough Love

Pulpit population changes by degrees

Religion Calendar