Sprewell, Carlesimo are together again

Lady Pacers open with win

Gamecocks rally to beat Wofford

League has eyes on NBA

Maryland downs Tulane in NIT

NBA monitoring indictment of strip club

Former Minnesota coach lied about academic misconduct

Area basketball roundup

Kentucky downs Utah in NIT

Orlando defeats Atlanta

Hornets break out in Orlando

Around the NBA: Heat post 8th win in 10 games

Jaguars open season with win

Golden State fans welcome Spreewell

Yellow Jackets open season with win

Gators in midseason form in win over Seminoles

Stargazers search out face of God

Special sales offered as incentive

Business styles differ between genders

Euphemisms mask unpleasantness
``Getting the ax,'' ``getting the boot,'' ``getting canned'' -- old euphemisms describing firings and layoffs were filled with such vivid imagery.

Analyst: Y2K no huge problem
ATLANTA -- Consumer spending spurred by Y2K computer worries is likely to nudge America's economic growth about 1 percent in the final months of 1999, but that gain will vanish quickly early next year when the issue becomes irrelevant, an economic forecaster said Thursday.

French enthusiasm for wine wanes

Corporate jargon killing clarity

European Central Bank leaves rates steady
FRANKFURT, Germany -- The European Central Bank left its interest rates unchanged today, two days after the U.S. Federal Reserve nudged up a key rate.

Business briefs: American Airlines offers Bose headsets

On the move
Gabriel Marshall has been promoted to art director of Augusta Magazine's custom publishing division.

On the move

Business briefs: Nasdaq composite posts record close

European Central Bank leaves rates steady

Analyst: Y2K no huge problem

Business styles differ between genders
NEW YORK -- Do women entrepreneurs have a different approach to business than men?

Business briefs: Nasdaq composite posts record close
NEW YORK -- A profit warning from Caterpillar pushed blue-chip stocks lower on Wall Street on Friday, but the Nasdaq composite managed another record high close.

Christmas season should be prosperous for retailers
ATLANTA - Like searching for the first robin of spring, Bill Ford regularly watches for the first live department store Santa Claus of the season.

French enthusiasm for wine wanes
PARIS -- The century's final vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau went on sale Thursday in Paris amid signs the cheeky young wine is losing some of its pulling power at home.

Special sales offered as incentive
While major department stores and area malls will close their doors Thanksgiving Day, several widely popular discount stores, such as Wal-Mart Supercenter and Kmart, will remain open.

Corporate jargon killing clarity
Stan Wise sometimes feels like a foreigner at work. The state Public Service Commission chairman said it happens when those around him start speaking a strange dialect, one that's peppered with words such as "interface,'' "synergy,'' "continuum'' and "connectivity.''

Christmas season should be prosperous for retailers

Business briefs: American Airlines offers Bose headsets
Starting this month, all first- and business-class passengers on selected American Airlines international flights will have the new Bose Acoustic Noise Canceling headset at their seats.

Bowden orchestrates bold revival

Seminoles win Florida grudge match

Dawgs squeak by Rebels

Georgia Tech notebook: Hamilton sets record in loss

Clemson now bowl eligible

Bulldogs losing faith

USC notebook: Gamecocks continue skid against Tigers

Lou Holtz-Tommy Bowden kicking off their own rivalry

Rumors of Donnan's departure circulate

Tigers show support for Austin

Clemson notebook: Scott's return triumphant

Clemson's Gardner has the right moves

Tennessee blows out Kentucky

Gators safety gets chance to atone

College roundup: Virginia Tech closer to title game

Gamecocks defense is solid

Save expectations for next year

Aggies try to deal with latest tragedy

Vols welcome battered secondary

Emotion riding high in annual Iron Bowl

Wake Forest runs over Georgia Tech

A look at the 20th century: 1990
AIKEN -- If an entire year can pivot on a single date, 1990 turned on that summer Thursday when Iraqi troops rolled into Kuwait and trampled assumptions about how the new decade was going to unfold.

Mixed big spending bag

Wants anti-Handy voters to return

Chides Wilhelmi

Urges end to selling of baby body parts

Claims Confederate flag honors vets

Backs controversial Lakeside group

Challenges actor: bias isn't cause

Urges director to change his ways

Chides Georgia fans for leaving early

10th Amendment comeback?

Says garish colors detract from Regal Cinema building

Vote Tuesday!

Re-introduce Ft. Discovery

Likes 'positive achievements' news

Defends teacher's language skill

Says incumbent Handy unresponsive

Questions welfare,minimum wage

Bemoans 'PC invasion' of NASCAR

Hits vote for partial birth abortion

Vampire tales began long ago
In an age of Enlightenment, a darkness gripped Europe. European philosophy bloomed in the 1700s, even as a wave of vampire frenzy swept the continent.

Faith Digest
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- Jimmy Creech lost his ministerial orders Thursday after a church court found him guilty of breaking United Methodist Church law by conducting a same-sex union.

Antelope Island has long, rich settler history
SALT LAKE CITY -- The sun sets over Antelope Island, leaking light like a gentle mist through the canyons surrounding the Great Salt Lake. Antelope and buffalo roam this 28,463-acre island, while migrating birds pass over the great western flyway between northern Canada and South America.

Community gatherings will offer up thanks
A past national Mother of the Year, Deen Day Smith of Atlanta, will honor foster parents in McDuffie County for their contributions during a Thanksgiving banquet Sunday.

Roman around Jones Creek home
Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither was Dave and Annette Gross's home.

In the know
See Augustan Ashley Reynolds, an eighth-grader at Langford Middle School, on The Making of a SuperModel, at 8 p.m. Sunday on channel E! In June, Ashley won the national Elite Model Look of the Year competition held in New York City. Sunday night's show focuses on the 15 models who competed for the title. As the winner, Ashley went on to the international competition in Paris, where she placed among the top 15 Elite models and won a $50,000 contract.

New year brings hope for the future
``Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval.'' In two brief sentences, the author of the letter to the Hebrews captures both the mystery and the open-endedness of faith. It is like a time line on a schoolroom wall: seeing where our ancestors have been, living into the continuity of the present, and leaving the end to trail into the three dots of hope ... what is not yet, but what we know more deeply than we have words, will be.

Augusta Chamber Singers choose a new director
Steven Patteson has been named the director of the Augusta Chamber Singers. Mr. Patteson is also minister of music at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 3045 Deans Bridge Road.

Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY -- At the right angle, the granite spires of the Mormon Temple frame Utah's Capitol, a dual salute to Salt Lake City's secular and settler heritage.

Gratitude helps us through hard times
Dear Readers: Thanksgiving is an ideal day to show gratitude for all things that enrich our lives.

Visitors get their money's worth at South of the Border
DILLON, S.C. -- The billboards practically scream at drivers heading up and down Interstate 95. ``Come and see our great white shark.''

All dressed up for the millennium
The party of the millennium calls for something special. After all, an event like this only comes around once every 1,000 years. But you don't have to go broke putting together the ultimate Year 2000 ensemble -- unless you want to.

Saying Grace
Ellinor E. Reid has blessed every dinner with these words for 75 years -- since she learned them from her mother, who was born in the Crimea.

High and dry

High school roundup

No. 2 Dodge County ousts Screven 23-7

Silver Bluff routs Hanahan

Lakeside routed by Lovejoy

Aiken avenges previous losses with 35-16 win

Wardlaw gets past Cambridge

Williston-Elko squeaks by Blackville-Hilda

Washington-Wilkes advances

Lynx suffer 6th consecutive loss

Rezansoff returns to say goodbye

Struggles continue for Lynx

Minor league player banned for life

Lynx ledger

Stargazers search out face of God
It is dark and sort of cold. I am out on a country road an hour before dawn, looking into the eastern sky for some sign of the Leonids meteor shower.

Faith Digest

Saying Grace

Gratitude helps us through hard times

In the know

Roman around Jones Creek home

New year brings hope for the future

Visitors get their money's worth at South of the Border

All dressed up for the millennium

Vampire tales began long ago

Community gatherings will offer up thanks

Hopefuls hit streets for runoff

Sobering experience

Slaying suspect brought back to Aiken
AIKEN -- A North man arrested last month in New York has been returned to Aiken County for trial on a murder charge.

Man escapes from Vietnam
Duong Le ran without looking back when Vietnamese communists released him from a prison camp in 1979. ``I don't want to turn around and look at them. It might be they made a mistake,'' the Grovetown man said.

City water bill plan seeing desired result

Hopefuls hit streets for runoff
Two candidates survived the four-way race for an Augusta Commission seat in the Nov. 2 general election. But in Tuesday's runoff election, there can be only one winner.

Across the area
A verbal altercation between a husband and wife early Friday in a Martinez home turned into a nearly seven-hour standoff with police.

Mayor sets up Web site on jury
The special grand jury will be just a click away from Richmond County residents who have information about suspected governmental wrongdoing. But some Augusta commissioners would like to send the mayor their own message.

Across the area: Officials arrest slaying suspect

Tenants thankful for Olmsted
Nobody disagrees -- the neighborhood needs some fixing up. Rows of dark-brown brick buildings line Broad Street, marking the front entrance of Olmsted Homes.

NAACP pushes for participation
SAVANNAH -- Earl T. Shinhoster returned home to Savannah from his office in Baltimore this week to launch the NAACP's effort to educate the black community about the importance of participating in the 2000 census and voting.

Air traffic controllers, pilots unite
The love of flying is what brought together more than 80 pilots and air traffic controllers Saturday for Operation Raincheck.

Lost boy prompts lawsuit threat

Program 'weeding' out crime
In January, the Weed and Seed program began in the south Augusta neighborhood of Barton Village with emphasis on ``weeding'' out crime in the area.

Confident Confection
Dana Putnam (right) adds finishing touches to a gingerbread house Friday afternoon during a decorating competition that is part of the Junior League's Festival of Trees at Augusta-Richmond County Museum.

Gore visits 8-year-old heart patient in hospital
Daniel Moretz isn't able to get out much these days, but the Augusta boy recovering from a heart transplant in Boston was able to greet a special guest this week -- Vice President Al Gore.

Lost boy prompts lawsuit threat
The mother of a first-grader at Warren Road Elementary said Friday the school endangered her son's life by letting him go home on a bus when he was supposed to stay for his regular after-school program.

Empty Stocking Fund helps needy celebrate holidays
With Thanksgiving only days away, people are preparing to bake pies, carve the turkey, relax with relatives and give thanks for the wonderful things they have in their lives.

Real-life scenarios teach cadets
One by one, Deputy Danny Whitehead of the Richmond County Sheriff's Department shot the rookies.He killed his victim every time.

Fall Steeple chase draws record crowd
AIKEN -- Love of horses and horse racing brought out the Fall Steeplechase's biggest crowd in its eight-year history on an autumn day that felt more like spring.

Confident Confection

Critics say Barnes seeks power
ATLANTA -- Gov. Roy Barnes is at it again -- pushing to create a new state agency answerable only to him to handle a pressing issue.

Across the area

Tenants thankful for Olmsted

Theater offers art occasions

Savannah youth gets Eagle pin
SAVANNAH -- Phillip A. Wright has brought an end to a three decades-long drought for inner-city Boy Scouts.

Real-life scenarios teach cadets

Empty Stocking Fund helps needy celebrate holidays

Man escapes from Vietnam

Ordinance targets adult entertainment

Gore visits 8-year-old heart patient in hospital

Program 'weeding' out crime

Target slated for Aiken
AIKEN -- For at least a year, Aiken residents have been teased by tales that Target might soon be a part of the landscape.

Save expectations for next year

Some TB testing postponed
Lakeside High School students came to school Friday expecting to be tested for tuberculosis, only to be told most would need parental permission first.

Fall Steeple chase draws record crowd

Theater offers art occasions
As he breezes through Electric Bass, a favorite tune Zachary Lowe has memorized, the discipline he has learned in his Wednesday piano sessions guides him. He smiles and concentrates and is jarred only when a wrong note interrupts his flow.

Mayor sets up Web site on jury

Sobering experience
Aiken Public Safety Officer Eugene Morris administers a sobriety test to Jeffery Harding, who was cited for failure to stop for a stop sign on Florence Street in an accident that sent a woman to the hospital.

Savannah youth gets Eagle pin

City water bill plan seeing desired result
Thousands of Augusta water customers have had their water cut off since city utilities officials began cracking down on delinquent bills two months ago, city utilities officials say.

Critics say Barnes seeks power

Some TB testing postponed

Across the area: Officials arrest slaying suspect
DECATUR -- Georgia authorities have arrested an Oklahoma City man wanted in the slaying of a pregnant woman, whose baby was saved through an emergency delivery.

Enjoying a day off
Kendra Barns (from left), 6, Kristen McKevie, 9, and Gabby Holloway, 7, find a quiet place on top of the slide at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center playground to chat and enjoy the nice weather Friday.

Ordinance targets adult entertainment
AIKEN -- After someone inquired about opening an adult entertainment business in Aiken, city officials decided it was time to toughen their standards.

A look at the 20th century: 1990

Falcons nearing dubious record

Rams activate Horne for 49ers game

Rivals square off in Cowboys "other" home

Seifert, Policy: old friends now foes

NFL matchup previews

Rams activate Horne for 49ers game

Bucs' Emanuel eyes return against former team

Vikings' quarterback on win streak

Carruth working with police

Redskins Stadium becomes FedEx on Sunday

Mrs. Ruth Lowe
HEPHZIBAH -- Mrs. Ruth Angela McNeely Lowe, 55, of Perkins Road, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at Burke County Hospital.

Mrs. Madell Patterson
WRENS, Ga. -- Mrs. Madell L. Patterson, 85, of Williams Street, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, at Jefferson Hospital, Louisville.

Mr. Dono Evans
TIGNALL, Ga. -- Mr. Dono Evans, 86, of Gills Point Road, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Catherine Chapman
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mrs. Catherine Jane Caughman Chapman, 90, of South Carolina Route 4, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at Saluda Nursing Center.

Mr. Kevin Thompson
GIBSON, Ga. -- Mr. Kevin Thompson, 26, of Edgehill Road, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Mickey Solomon, Sr.
JACKSON -- Mr. Mickey Allen Solomon Sr., 58, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at Edgefield County Hospital.

Mr. Robert Henrich, Sr.
AIKEN -- Mr. Robert John Henrich Sr., 81, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center.

Mrs. Rosemary Zahl
AIKEN -- Mrs. Rosemary D. Zahl, 76, of Partridge Drive, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Mary Outing
ALLENDALE, S.C. -- Mrs. Mary Louise ``Weesie'' Rhodes Outing, 48, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999.

Mr. John Smith
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. John Grable Smith, 71, of Cook Street, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Ronald Jackson Sr.
Mr. Ronald Douglas Jackson Sr., of East Taylor Street, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, in Milledgeville.

Mr. Herbert Rowe, Sr.
Mr. Herbert Rowe Sr., of Clay Street, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Christine Brooks
BELVEDERE -- Mrs. Christine M. Brooks, 73, of Edisto Drive, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Charles Bazemore
Mr. Charles William ``C.W.'' Bazemore, 86, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Freida Dunlap
GROVETOWN -- Mrs. Freida M. Dunlap, 76, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. James Jones, Jr.
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. James M. Jones Jr., 70, of Pine Street, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. James Spruill, Sr.
Mr. James Spruill Sr.SMITHFIELD, N.C. -- Mr. James Alfred Spruill Sr., 69, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999.

Mrs. Elsie Hand
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mrs. Elsie Margree Hand, 87, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. John Anderson Jr.
GRANITEVILLE -- Mr. John H. Anderson Jr., 68, of Elbert Street, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Mertys Cheek
Mrs. Mertys Atkins Cheek, 84, of Augusta, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Wilbur Key
CLEARWATER -- Mr. Wilbur C. Key, 52, of Prague Street, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, in Bath.

Mrs. Jamesina Hersey
COLUMBIA -- Mrs. Jamesina Hill Hersey, 91, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999.

Mr. Lester Hodge
MIDVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Lester Hodge, of Hickson Road, died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, at Burke County Hospital.

Mrs. Irma Toney
Mrs. Irma Ricks Toney, 98, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Dorothy Edwards
Mrs. Dorothy Edwards, of 13th Street, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Isanell McCarty
BATESBURG, S.C. -- Mrs. Isanell Padgett McCarty, 76, of Route 3, Batesburg died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at Lexington Medical Center.

Mrs. Martha Davis
GIRARD, Ga. -- Mrs. Martha R. Davis, 68, of Andrew Chapel Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, in Atlanta.

Mr. William Tucker
CLAXTON, Ga. -- Mr. William Clyde Tucker, 83, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Ruby Sumner
ROANOKE, Va. -- Mrs. Ruby Sumner died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999.

Mr. William Corley
HARLEM -- Mr. William ``Fred'' Corley, 86, of Appling-Harlem Highway, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Cletus Chavous
HEPHZIBAH -- Mr. Cletus C. Chavous, 86, of Keys Road, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at his residence.

Ms. Debra Rollins
HARLEM -- Ms. Debra ``Debbie'' L. Rollins, 44, of West Forrest Street, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Aurelia Wells
Mrs. Aurelia S. Wells, 78, of Martinez, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Billie Pritchard
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Billie Jo Moore Pritchard, 72, of Friendly Way, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at Swainsboro Nursing Home.

Ms. Cynthia King
Ms. Cynthia M. King, 36, of Augusta, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999.

Mrs. Kathleen Fulghum
MIDVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Kathleen English Fulghum, 90, of Coleman Lake, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999.

Mrs. Lucille Shuck
SHELBYVILLE, Ky. -- Mrs. Lucille Rawlings Shuck, 65, of Dotland Circle, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at Jewish Hospital.

Mr. Bergin Grindstaff
Mr. Bergin W. Grindstaff, 73, of Pecan Drive, Martinez, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. M.C. Brooks
MONETTA, S.C. -- Mr. M.C. Brooks, 72, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Ruth Lowe
HEPHZIBAH -- Mrs. Ruth Angela McNeely Lowe, 55, of Perkins Road, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at Burke County Hospital.

Mrs. Christine Brooks

Mrs. Mary Outing

Mrs. Dorothy Edwards

Mr. John Smith

Mr. Lester Hodge

Mr. James Spruill, Sr.

Mr. John Anderson Jr.

Mr. Cletus Chavous

Mr. Kevin Thompson

Mrs. Mertys Cheek

Mrs. Irma Toney

Mr. Ronald Jackson Sr.

Mr. M.C. Brooks

Ms. Cynthia King

Mrs. Ruby Sumner

Mrs. Rosemary Zahl

Mrs. Freida Dunlap

Mrs. Ruth Lowe

Mr. Wilbur Key

Mr. William Corley

Mrs. Lucille Shuck

Mr. Charles Bazemore

Mrs. Kathleen Fulghum

Mr. James Jones, Jr.

Mrs. Billie Pritchard

Mr. Herbert Rowe, Sr.

Mrs. Isanell McCarty

Mrs. Elsie Hand

Mrs. Jamesina Hersey

Mrs. Aurelia Wells

Ms. Debra Rollins

Mrs. Catherine Chapman

Mr. Robert Henrich, Sr.

Mrs. Ruth Lowe

Sisler: You shouldn't settle for 'spiritual immaturity'
ARISTOTLE ONCE said, "There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man.'' If Aristotle is right, and personal experience indicates that he is, maturity is a hard-fought quality of life, and it has nothing to do with an individual's chronological age.

Says garish colors detract from Regal Cinema building
The new Regal Cinema is an unusual, yet attractive and very interesting style of architecture -- especially for our area. Vera Farmer-Welk, Augusta

Slams Commission runoff candidate
With all the hoopla concerning the special grand jury's ethics probe looking into criminal behavior and wrongdoing, it seems loud on the bark but soft on the bite. Jason Burrows, Augusta

Sisler: You shouldn't settle for 'spiritual immaturity'
ARISTOTLE ONCE said, "There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man.'' If Aristotle is right, and personal experience indicates that he is, maturity is a hard-fought quality of life, and it has nothing to do with an individual's chronological age.

Answers writer's census complaint
William Sanders, in a Nov. 14 letter, stated he was going to boycott the 2000 census because the money received will not be used where it is needed. I don't think Mr. Sanders fully understands how the census affects him and his family. Joan L. Wilson, Aiken

Questions welfare,minimum wage
We were discussing the minimum wage the other day and began to have some questions we could not answer. When was the minimum wage first started? Eugene England, Aiken

Wants anti-Handy voters to return
Politics in Augusta never cease to amaze me. I attended several candidate forums during the campaign before Nov. 2. At every one of them candidates James Payne and Willie Law spoke about change in Commission District 2. They both stated incumbent Commissioner Freddie Handy only cared about the people in District 2 during election time and that they were new blood with fresh ideas. Wayne Hawkins, Augusta

Vote Tuesday!
In the runoff election for Augusta Commission District 2 between incumbent Freddie Handy and challenger Rev. Marion F. Williams, it's important for registered voters to realize that even if they didn't vote Nov. 2, they are still eligible to vote Tuesday.

Re-introduce Ft. Discovery
Augusta's state lawmakers -- regardless of party -- have convinced their legislative colleagues and two Georgia governors in recent years to financially back the fine work of the National Science Center's Fort Discovery.

U-Way success stories
If you're looking for some good news heading into the holiday season, then check out this year's United Way drives.

Mixed big spending bag
The compromise $390 billion year-end spending bill -- to fund seven Cabinet agencies including education, health and labor -- worked out by Republican leaders and the White House is the kind of mixed bag one would expect from divided government.

Hits vote for partial birth abortion
Five or six years ago I read a description of an abortion procedure known as ``dilation and extraction.'' As described, the procedure involved partially delivering a baby, piercing the base of the child's skull, vacuuming out the child's brain and finally delivering a dead baby. Kelly Dolin, Augusta

Kent: Young stands for reform; lt. gov. burned
With a first-ever special grand jury named to continue two regular grand jury probes of municipal government, and with Augusta's 11-month-old ``reform'' mayor labeling waste, abuse of public offices and good ol' boy hiring a ``cesspool,'' tempers are flaring among some embarrassed and nervous commissioners.

Urges end to selling of baby body parts
Who would have believed a few short years ago that our beloved nation would today be involved in the selling of baby body parts, with the once honored medical profession right in the middle? Jane H. Dennis, Augusta

Backs controversial Lakeside group
Re the Nov. 12 letter by Tom Sibley: Ellie Veldurn, Martinez

Praises mayor forsolving problems
As often as Mayor Bob Young gets hammered on these pages, I thought the record ought to show he's been most responsive to at least one citizen's concerns. Steve Kohn, Hephzibah

Chides Wilhelmi
Can Augusta live with its very own Hillary Clinton? James Grogman, Augusta

Urges director to change his ways
I'd like to add my name to the list of individuals giving rave reviews to the ``Kindness Board'' at Greenbrier High School. These young people show that the future is in good hands. Bill Trammell, Augusta

Likes 'positive achievements' news
The publishing of positive articles, such as the nominations for Richmond County Teacher of the Year, is well appreciated. In a time when the media is obsessed with violence and disaster, it is comforting to see articles of good. Eric Eldridge, Augusta

10th Amendment comeback?
Don't be misled by the recent South Carolina-Washington, D.C., clash before the U.S. Supreme Court. Ostensibly, the case was about whether the state could sell drivers' license information to research organizations and private businesses.

Claims Confederate flag honors vets
In a response to Ernest Leysath's letter regarding the negative comments he made about our Confederate flag -- and what a day his letter came out on, a few days after Veterans Day. Roger P. Nelms, Aiken

Challenges actor: bias isn't cause
Recently, black actor Danny Glover couldn't get a cab to stop for him in New York City. Somehow, ``racial prejudice'' was the reason. Ken Anderson, Grovetown>/b>

Defends teacher's language skill
I find it very pathetic that whoever wrote ``Westside Story'' did not sign his or her name. (This is a reference to a Nov. 15 editorial questioning the English skills of a teacher.) William Matney, Augusta

Defends work of Canal Authority
Re Frank Albert's derogatory comments on the Augusta Canal and where he would like to put stray cats and dogs (guest column, Nov. 13): Jim Stringer, Augusta

Says incumbent Handy unresponsive
If Freddie Handy is the best person to represent District 2 on the Augusta Commission, we would not be going to the polls Tuesday. He would have won the first time. Thomas and Dawn Rosier, Augusta

Bemoans 'PC invasion' of NASCAR
I just recently watched the NASCAR Pennzoil 400 Winston Cup Race from Homestead, Fla., broadcast on the local NBC affiliate (Channel 26). Much to my amazement, Brian Williams opens up the program with a 10-minute dissertation of the Winston Cup points race. Where is Buddy Baker and Ned Jarrett? With the recently announced contract with NBC, NASCAR may have taken an irreversible step toward the world of ``Political Correctness.'' Steve Grinstead, Martinez

Chides Georgia fans for leaving early
Shame on those Georgia fans who left the stadium early in the third quarter during Saturday's game against Auburn. I was so embarrassed for Georgia -- not for the ``so-called fans'' but the ``boys'' on the field watching as you left. I am an Auburn fan and I'm sure you are saying to yourself, ``Sure, you were winning. Of course you stayed for the whole game.'' Karen Cobb, Thomson

Hooters Tour event headed to N. Augusta

NAPA Notebook

Woods-O'Meara trail Spain by one shot in World Cup

Overtime: Rowland jumps into top 35 after a 66

NAPA notebook

Hall of Fame museum site purchased

Lepage takes NAPA pole

Hornaday wins in ARCA debut

Overtime: Rowland top area golfer in Q-School

Yates looking forward to race

From World Cup to MLS Cup, Caligiuri made it happen

Jupiter's moon is a volcano hotspot
WASHINGTON -- Jupiter's moon Io, the most active body in the solar system, is wracked by more than 100 volcanoes and is dotted with lava lakes, towering plumes of ash and rivers of molten rock that dwarf anything on Earth.

Ships, cargoes should be safe from Y2K bug
LONDON -- For companies in the shipping industry, the nightmare Y2K scenario goes something like this:

Bill lets satellites carry local channels, limits cybersquatting
WASHINGTON -- Legislation now headed to the White House would let satellite companies carry local TV channels to millions of viewers and would crack down on the practice of ``cybersquatting.''

Transplant rules on hold for three more months
WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders held fast Friday to their decision to put controversial organ transplant rules on hold, but they clarified that a 90-day delay is meant to last just 90 days.

HIV/AIDS treatment directory now online
PHILADELPHIA -- AIDS patients and their doctors can read the latest information on research, treatments and drug interaction warnings on the new online directory of the American Foundation for AIDS Research.

Senate bill would tighten 'date rape drug' law
WASHINGTON -- A bill that would make it illegal under federal law to possess a powerful ``date rape drug'' passed the Senate on Friday.

Software drivers should be updated
Q: All I ever hear from you is getting the latest drivers. Well, smart guy, using Windows 98, how do you find the date of the driver?

Judge appoints mediator in Microsoft case
WASHINGTON -- The judge in the Microsoft antitrust trial appointed a mediator Friday to oversee settlement talks between the government and the software giant, a surprise move dramatically increasing chances for an out-of-court agreement.

Microsoft mediator: top scholar, passion for economics
CHICAGO -- He's known to friends as a ``renaissance man,'' an opera buff with a wry sense of humor who recently surprised some people by writing a book about President Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky.

Senate approves electronic signatures
WASHINGTON -- The Senate affirmed the legality of contracts signed electronically in a bill passed by voice vote Friday.

Software drivers should be updated

Ships, cargoes should be safe from Y2K bug

HIV/AIDS treatment directory now online

Jupiter's moon is a volcano hotspot

Bill lets satellites carry local channels, limits cybersquatting

Judge appoints mediator in Microsoft case

Microsoft mediator: top scholar, passion for economics

Senate bill would tighten 'date rape drug' law