Sixers activate Iverson from injured list

Bulldogs win on final shot

S.C. State edges Clemson

Cummings doesn't plan on staying sidelined

Indiana topples Buffalo

Aiken Tech wins a rout

Furcal is not on list

Jackets fall in overtime

Nets' Williams hopes to return by mid January

Blue Devils too strong for Richmond Academy

Rockets' Barkley undergoes knee surgery after career-ending blowout

Jags make return home

ASU loses to Winston-Salem State

Ads recycle anthems of youth

Business benefit from bug

E-commerce not up to speed
Since Papa John's Pizza started offering pies on the Web earlier this year, the orders have been trickling in -- slowly.

Business briefs: Dow continues to climb
Financial stocks led the Dow Jones industrials higher Friday after a new report suggested inflation remains moderate. Technology stocks struggled back from an early loss and finished mostly higher. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 89.91 to close at 11,224.70.

Business briefs

Alabama publisher buys Swainsboro paper
A family-owned weekly newspaper in Swainsboro, Ga., has been sold to a Fort Payne, Ala., publisher with nine weekly and daily papers throughout the South, Midwest and Southwest.

Business briefs
Brandon Wilde, already recognized as one of the top 20 continuing care retirement communities in the United States, has been accredited by the Continuing Education Care Accreditation Commission by meeting their rigorous operational and financial standards.

Eateries compete for staff
In the past three years, Cristian Peter has jumped from restaurant to restaurant in hopes of finding better pay and a better job.

Business benefit from bug
Y2K's place in history depends on what happens shortly after midnight New Year's Eve.

Business briefs: Dow continues to climb

Eateries compete for staff

E-commerce not up to speed

Pocket change

Pocket change
The electronic age has yet to do away with the occasional meeting. So, what separates a good meeting from a bad one?

On the move
Paula Tankersley, who joined Georgia Bank & Trust Co. in 1992, has been promoted to vice president in the bank's commercial lending area.

Alabama publisher buys Swainsboro paper

Tech's Heisman finalist had rocky start

Redbirds ready for the Eagles

Southern's defense takes spotlight in win

Coach says team's rep comes with territory

Heisman awarded to Dayne

Statue's home is no trophy

Georgia Southern fans can watch the telecast

Fan celebration cuts game short

It's Heisman Trophy time

A look at the 20th century: 1996
Everyone was doing the macarena in 1996 -- or at least trying. They did it at the Nationalist Party rallies in Malta, at the Oktoberfest in Munich and at New York's Yankee Stadium.

Blames parents for teen shootings

Defends symbol of Southern history

Slams Citadel's training, Hell Week

S.C. red-faced after article

Positive Commission moves

Wants 'skull and crossbones' signs to mark highway

Tax cuts for the rich? Yes!

Says reviewer 'too old' for kids' films

Hits 'whining' Bulldog fans

Defends 'troublemaking' of NAACP

Hits critic of wastewater discharge

Decries abrogation of Constitution

Clinton vs. encryption bill

Augusta church choir visits Rome, performs for the Pope
The choir of St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church sang at a papal mass in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome on Nov. 21, Christ the King Sunday. During the mass, Pope John Paul II canonized 12 people, bringing the total number of saints named during his pontificate to more than 300 -- half of all the saints named in the last 400 years.

Faith digest
The waiting list for children hoping to be "adopted'' for Christmas is growing at Augusta Urban Ministries.

Augusta church choir visits Rome, performs for the Pope
The choir of St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church sang at a papal mass in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome on Nov. 21, Christ the King Sunday. During the mass, Pope John Paul II canonized 12 people, bringing the total number of saints named during his pontificate to more than 300 -- half of all the saints named in the last 400 years.

In the know
Compassionate Friends, a self-help support organization for families grieving the death of a child, is asking area residents to participate in a home candlelight vigil tonight. The event is a way for bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents, other family members and members of the community to remember children, says Cathy McNitt, leader of the local Compassionate Friends chapter.

Holiday arts
Hark -- The Caroling Colonels sing! The 25-voice ensemble from Fort Gordon, accompanied by the Signal Corps Army Band, will present holiday music and a reading of the Nativity story at First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way, at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Pets are ready for holiday close-ups
Santa isn't the only hairy face in holiday pictures this year. Expect to see adorable Akitas, boxers and other breeds posed beside the Christmas tree.

Faith digest
The waiting list for children hoping to be "adopted'' for Christmas is growing at Augusta Urban Ministries.

Friend needs a lesson on boundaries
Dear Carson: I have been keeping company with a widower for the past year. We enjoy each other and have a close and intimate relationship. On two occasions I have accompanied him when joining other couples who are long- time friends. Both times one of the women made a beeline for my date, insisting that he kiss her on the lips. It was not the obligatory kiss on the cheek kind of greeting, nor did she kiss the other men.

Some Christians see more than fantasy in Potter series
Stories of Harry Potter, the boy warlock-in-training, have sold more than 13 million hardback copies but some Christians aren't buying.

Norris: We're tempted to remake God
Why is the Christmas season so fascinating, so filled with anticipation and mystery? Certainly one reason is that Christmas draws upon words and images tha

Norris: We're tempted to remake God
Why is the Christmas season so fascinating, so filled with anticipation and mystery? Certainly one reason is that Christmas draws upon words and images tha

Festive figures festoon home
Children ice skate on a nearby pond, a horse and sleigh carry Christmas trees and parcels through the village street as shoppers gather at storefronts to gaze at the prizes inside.

Cluster facility for Central Church of Christ dedicated
A cutout of Noah's ark with a gang plank dominates a classroom for kindergarteners in the new Central Church of Christ 5-acre campus on Old Petersburg Road in Martinez.

White Sands
WHITE SANDS, N.M. -- Gypsum sands roll endlessly into the horizon of the Tularosa Basin in southern New Mexico. The massive sea of glistening dunes called White Sands National Monument engulfs nearly 125 square miles of desert.

Some Christians see more than fantasy in Potter series
Stories of Harry Potter, the boy warlock-in-training, have sold more than 13 million hardback copies but some Christians aren't buying.

Gifts for a new millennium
The dawn of a new millennium only comes around once every 1,000 years, so retailers are stocking keepsakes and accessories to commemorate the big event.

Cluster facility for Central Church of Christ dedicated
A cutout of Noah's ark with a gang plank dominates a classroom for kindergarteners in the new Central Church of Christ 5-acre campus on Old Petersburg Road in Martinez.

Holiday arts
Hark -- The Caroling Colonels sing! The 25-voice ensemble from Fort Gordon, accompanied by the Signal Corps Army Band, will present holiday music and a reading of the Nativity story at First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way, at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Woman's story basis for spiritual study
On July 12, 1995, a 70-year-old Colorado housewife named Virginia Mae Morrow died of cancer.

Titans care only about winning

New faces will show up for Georgia's Class AA title game

Brunswick hammers Chattahoochee

Lincoln County notebook: Mason shakes off injury

Charlton County moves into Class A title game

Red Devils enter semifinals as underdogs

North stops South in senior showcase

Red Devils high step to title

Rangers climbing out of slump

Lynx ledger

Gretzky best of century

Golf pictures serve as omen for Dumont

Flyers' Neilson has bone cancer

Bulls end Lynx unbeaten streak

Dumont has stellar debut for Lynx

Ads recycle anthems of youth
The other day I overheard my 5-year-old softly singing that 1960s standard Born to be Wild, and it stopped me for a moment.

Norris: We're tempted to remake God

Woman's story basis for spiritual study

White Sands

Faith digest

Gifts for a new millennium

Cluster facility for Central Church of Christ dedicated

Holiday arts

Some Christians see more than fantasy in Potter series

Festive figures festoon home

Pets are ready for holiday close-ups

In the know

Filmmakers to shoot movie in Savannah
SAVANNAH -- The Gift, a $10 million feature film written by Billy Bob Thornton, will be shot in Savannah early next year.

Agencies still in dark on sunshine laws
Without sunshine laws, your city or county could raise taxes or build a landfill just off your kitchen window without informing you. Yet, after a quarter-century of these laws, compliance throughout Georgia is spotty at best, according to a first-ever survey.

Georgia's right to know
A quarter of a century after sunshine laws were enacted -- and near the conclusion of the first year in office for a governor who made them a big issue -- how much open government actually exists in Georgia?

Family fights to keep coverage

Woman to get mental evaluation before trial
An Arkansas judge ruled Friday that the Windsor woman charged in an alleged murder-for-hire plot must undergo a mental evaluation to see whether she is capable of standing trial.

Across the area: Probation given in Harlem bomb threat

Across the area: Business owner injured in robbery

Local author chronicles Aiken County

Trials attract riders
Ron Hudson didn't realize the Christmas gift he gave his daughter five years ago would turn her into a fierce competitor.

Governor gets aide of leaders

Local businessmen battle over property
An Eighth Street office building is at the heart of a battle between local businessmen involved in a tangled web of wasted business deals.

Trials attract riders

Across the area: Probation given in Harlem bomb threat
Two Harlem High School students accused of making a bomb threat to the Columbia County school received probation and 10 days of confinement after a hearing Friday in Juvenile Court.

Demand for more technological training necessary

Local author chronicles Aiken County
AIKEN - Aiken County, the only one of South Carolina's present 46 counties founded during the Reconstruction period, is the subject of a new book by local author and artist Isabel Vandervelde.

Agencies still in dark on sunshine laws

Woman says she wants to see her children smile
She is going to cosmetology school and has applied for jobs all over Augusta, without much luck.

A look at the 20th century: 1996

Investigators make frequent trips to Augusta
If Augusta-Richmond County government is politically corrupt, as two grand juries have suggested, nobody's ever been able to prove it.

Man charged in son's death released on bond
AIKEN -- An Aiken County judge released a Warrenville slaying suspect on a personal recognizance bond Friday while the man prepares a self-defense case in the Nov. 29 killing of his son.

Offials seek a way to curb I-20 wrecks
The roll call of the dead this year on Interstate 20 includes a truck driver who pulled over when his rig broke down, a 5-month-old infant sitting on his mother's lap and a 21-year-old Augusta man riding with his father in a tractor-trailer.

Statue's home is no trophy

Educators fear schools are 'dumping ground'
A state study shows a disproportionate number of black males assigned to alternative schools.

Investigators make frequent trips to Augusta

Accident takes life of child
A 7-year-old boy seriously injured Thursday in a hit-and-run incident died Friday afternoon at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Georgia's right to know

Family fights to keep coverage
Even though he liked going to his sister's house for Thanksgiving, Craig Minnix decided a couple of days was enough.

Yuletide spirit grows with local tree farms

Blood-stained jeans belong to missing mom
Police confirmed Friday that a missing woman's clothes, found stashed in a North Augusta trash bin, did have blood on them.

Man charged in son's death released on bond

Teacher gets 30-year sentence
All of Vanessa Velez-Cruz' good work in school, church and community could not counter the harm she caused in cheating so many parents and students, a judge said Friday in sentencing her to 30 years in prison.

Young Santa

Offenders on notice
AIKEN -- Joye Bressler was 20 years old, working two jobs and attending University of South Carolina Aiken. The future looked bright, and life was good.

Empty Stocking Fund: Woman wants youths to have happy holidays

Woman says she wants to see her children smile

Blood-stained jeans belong to missing mom

Governor gets aide of leaders
ATLANTA -- Gov. Roy Barnes has been telling business audiences he favors paying some teachers more than others, based on their performance and ability to teach hard-to-fill subject areas. Those are fighting words for the state's teacher organizations who have vowed to lobby hard against the proposals.

Offenders on notice

Records difficult to obtain
When Staff Writer Jason B. Smith went to Jefferson County Sheriff's Department to see how accessible incident reports were, he encountered one of the most blatant violations of the state sunshine laws found in the Augusta area. Here is his account of the events.

Teacher gets 30-year sentence

Demand for more technological training necessary
AIKEN -- An undereducated work force hinders economic prosperity in South Carolina, according to consultants hired by the Department of Commerce to assess the state's ability to compete for business and industry.

Local businessmen battle over property

Yuletide spirit grows with local tree farms
MONETTA -- It didn't seem much like tree time until Bunny and Glenn Gaskin pulled their pickup truck among the pines to purchase one for Christmas.

Empty Stocking Fund: Woman wants youths to have happy holidays
She thought she was doing her family a favor. Two months ago she let her cousin move into her apartment with her two children because her cousin had fallen on hard times.

Across the area: Business owner injured in robbery
A video poker business owner was injured Saturday in an early-morning armed robbery and shooting, the Aiken County Sheriff's Office reported.

Young Santa
Kristen Weakley, 5, of Aiken and a K-5 pupil at Aiken Preparatory School, gives a Christmas gift to Daisy Mae Johnson during the school's visit to the Council on Aging by second-grade and K-5 pupils.

Offials seek a way to curb I-20 wrecks

Fatal DUI crash results in three-year sentence
An Augusta woman who killed a security guard in a drunken-driving crash received a three-year prison sentence this week.

Records difficult to obtain

This week in the NFL

Falcons face struggling 49ers

Draft spots, not playoffs on the line

Titans care only about winning

Falcons face an equally bad team

NFL previews

Rhodes, Seifert re-connect at Lambeau Field

Mrs. Shirley Ficklin
NORWOOD, Ga. -- Mrs. Shirley Jean Griffin Ficklin, 49, of Short Street, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at McDuffie County Hospital, Thomson.

Mrs. Lula Smith
GLOVERVILLE -- Mrs. Lula Mae Moody Smith, 68, of Oak Street, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Mary Anderson
Mrs. Mary B. Anderson, of Knox Avenue, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at Doctors Hospital.

Miss Nettie Wilkes
Miss Nettie Wilkes, 94, of Westwood Nursing Home, Evans, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at the nursing home.

Mrs. Gertrude Moehringer
Mrs. Gertrude V. Moehringer, 90, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at Forest Lake Health Care.

Mrs. Rosa Moore
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mrs. Rosa Lee Moore, 69, of Landmark Road, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Columbus Washington
Mr. Columbus ``Coot'' Washington, 83, of Holly Street, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at his residence.

Ms. Priscilla Williams
GARLAND, TEXAS -- Ms. Priscilla Williams, 32, of Wagon Wheel Road, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at Doctors Hospital, Dallas.

Mrs. Ruth Griffith
CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Ruth Armour Griffith, 99, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at the A.G. Rhodes Home, Atlanta.

Mr. Jessie Justice
Mr. Jessie Birt ``Pete'' Justice, 75, of Yates Drive, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Samuel Jones
OXEN HILL, Md. -- Mr. Samuel Nathaniel Jones, 50, of Dominion Road, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at Georgetown Medical Center, Washington.

Mr. Charles Garvin
MILLEN, Ga. -- Mr. Charles E. Garvin, 80, of U.S. Highway 25, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at Emanuel County Medical Center.

Mr. Donald Newsome
HEPHZIBAH -- Mr. Donald ``Duck'' Roy Newsome, 57, of Turkey Trail Drive, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Eddie Hurst
MILLEN, Ga. -- Mrs. Eddie Durden Hurst, 68, of Hillcrest Street, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Eugene Walden Sr.
DANIA, Fla. -- Mr. Eugene Walden Sr., 88, of S.W. 4th Court, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Bill Gregory
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Bill Gregory, 61, of Parham Road, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Mary Siler
WRENS, Ga. -- Mrs. Mary Lee Siler, 77, of Oak Lane Court, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at Glendale Nursing Home, Wadley.

Ms. Johnnie Houston
HEPHZIBAH -- Ms. Johnnie Mae Houston, 56, of Teakwood Court, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. David Cummings
TAMPA, Fla. -- Mr. David Alan Cummings, 42, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999.

Mr. James Holden
AIKEN -- Mr. James R. V. Holden, 65, of Piper Road, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at Lexington Medical Center, Lexington.

Mrs. Othello Gray
BARNWELL, S.C. -- Mrs. Othello H. Gray, 84, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center.

Mrs. Dorothy Davis
KITE, Ga. -- Mrs. Dorothy D. Davis, 87, of Montgomery Street, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999.

Mr. Clyde Johns
Mr. Clyde Johns, 66, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Katie Hunt
SPARTA, Ga. -- Mrs. Katie Bell Hunt, 89, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at Oconee Regional Medical Center, Milledgeville.

Mrs. Mary Blackwood
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. -- Mrs. Mary Broxton Wren Blackwood, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999.

Mrs. Pattie Thompson
ATLANTA -- Mrs. Pattie Thompson died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999.

Mrs. Isabel Neal
BLACKSTONE, Va. -- Mrs. Isabel Marie Paul Neal, 66, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Viola Sturgis
THOMSON -- Mrs. Viola Finch Sturgis, 88, of Hunter Street, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at Thomson Manor Nursing Home.

Mr. A. Burnham Cooper Jr.
UNION POINT, Ga. -- Mr. A. Burnham Cooper Jr., 71, of Veazey Street, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Cora Jennings
Mrs. Cora Lee Jennings, of Essie Mae McIntyre Boulevard, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Sarah Hutto
GLOVERVILLE -- Mrs. Sarah Funderburg Hutto, 76, of Eula Helen Street, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Wilbur Meyer
Mr. Wilbur G. Meyer, 60, of Evans, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Marvin Williams
BELVEDERE -- Mr. Marvin Williams, 66, of Spring Garden Street, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Earlean McCreary
BLACKVILLE, S.C. -- Mrs. Earlean McCreary died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at Barnwell County Hospital.

Ms. Jacqueline Council
AIKEN -- Ms. Jacqueline Marie Council, 35, of Hampton Avenue, died Friday, March 22, 1991.

Mrs. Bessie Ford
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Bessie Ford, 92, of West Floyd Street, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, at Oconee Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Eudell Page
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Eudell Scott Page, 84, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at Emanuel County Nursing Home.

Mr. William Grice
Mr. William Henry Grice, 74, of Louisville Road, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at University Hospital.

Ms. Ruth Bucky
Ms. Ruth M.E. Bucky, 70, of Melrose Drive, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Willie Brumlow
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Willie Brumlow, 79, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at Bulloch Memorial Hospital.

Justin Noakes
WINDSOR, -- Justin Wesley Noakes, infant son of James Wesley Noakes and April Hall Noakes, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Eugene Walden Sr.
DANIA, Fla. -- Mr. Eugene Walden Sr., 88, of South West Fourth Court, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Mary Siler

Mrs. Eddie Hurst

Mrs. Mary Anderson

Mrs. Cora Jennings

Mrs. Rosa Moore

Mr. Bill Gregory

Ms. Jacqueline Council

Mr. Eugene Walden Sr.

Mrs. Shirley Ficklin

Ms. Priscilla Williams

Mr. Wilbur Meyer

Mr. Samuel Jones

Mr. Clyde Johns

Mrs. Dorothy Davis

Mr. Marvin Williams

Mr. Jessie Justice

Mr. Columbus Washington

Mr. David Cummings

Mr. Eugene Walden Sr.

Mrs. Ruth Griffith

Mrs. Lula Smith

Mrs. Isabel Neal

Mr. Charles Garvin

Mrs. Sarah Hutto

Mrs. Willie Brumlow

Mrs. Gertrude Moehringer

Mrs. Pattie Thompson

Ms. Johnnie Houston

Ms. Ruth Bucky

Mrs. Katie Hunt

Mrs. Eudell Page

Mrs. Earlean McCreary

Mr. A. Burnham Cooper Jr.

Mrs. Othello Gray

Sisler: How much would you bid for a child of God?
THE INTERNET search engine pulled up 73 pages of possible matches to my question. One of the links was to a bookseller who was offering a recent publication on the subject.

Positive Commission moves
The Augusta Commission made a couple of good decisions last week. The first was to OK leasing the old stockade near Lake Olmstead to the CSRA Humane Society.

Supports halting canal give-away
Re the Panama Canal giveaway:J. G. Prestwood Jr., Augusta

Says reviewer 'too old' for kids' films
Re Roger Ebert's review of Toy Story 2: Marie K. Ritch, Martinez

Hits 'whining' Bulldog fans
When I saw the headline, ``Whining'' on the lead editorial of Dec. 1, I thought it was another story about the Bulldog fans whining about their loss to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Don Bell, Augusta

Hits critic of wastewater discharge
This letter responds to a misleading and misinformed Dec. 1 letter from Sierra Club president Frank Carl regarding the impact of the city of Washington's wastewater discharge to Rocky Creek.b>Mayor Frank W. Thomas Jr., Washington, Ga.

Sisler: How much would you bid for a child of God?
THE INTERNET search engine pulled up 73 pages of possible matches to my question. One of the links was to a bookseller who was offering a recent publication on the subject.

Contrasts candidates in Aiken race
It is time for Aiken citizens to reject another liberal southside dreamer. Pat Cunning is not a good choice for City Council. Davis Cheek, Aiken

Clinton vs. encryption bill
In September the Clinton-Gore administration appeared to agree to computer encryption reform -- especially since over 250 House of Representatives members of both parties were poised to pass a strong pro-encryption bill, H.R. 850.

Tax cuts for the rich? Yes!
The claim has been made that the reason Republicans exist as a political party is to push for tax cuts. But whenever they do, they're always faced with the Democrats' class-warfare mantra of ``Tax cuts for the rich.''

Chides the mayor for calling Thunderbirds No. 2
As I read the Dec. 2 article concerning the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds' being cleared to fly in Augusta, I was very disappointed at some of Mayor Bob Young's comments. Mayor Young said that the Blue Angels are the No. 1 team in the world and that the Thunderbirds are the No. 2 team. Savannah Collins, Lincolnton

Defends symbol of Southern history
I can't help but wonder if I'm the only South Carolinian tired of being insulted by National Association for the Advancement of Colored People President James Gallman and his ilk. Dan Piper, North Augusta

Slams Citadel's training, Hell Week
In response to Elwyn A. Saunders' Dec. 5 letter ``Defends Citadel's military training,'' here's the truth about The Citadel: Margaret Savage, North Augusta

Blames parents for teen shootings
I do not know where these teen-agers want to go. The recent incident wherein a teen-ager shot his fellow classmates in Fort Gibson, Okla., is not new. Champak C. Patel, Martinez

Says win was stolen from UGA, Tech
It's been days since the University of Georgia versus Georgia Tech debacle watched by millions on television, and my husband still can't talk about it. Maggie Murphy, Aiken

Supports halting canal give-away
Re the Panama Canal giveaway:J. G. Prestwood Jr., Augusta

Kent: UGA should look at Florida; horse laughs
The Morris News Service reports that the list of plaintiffs lining up to support a class action lawsuit against the University of Georgia's admissions policy has grown beyond 30, and attorney Lee Parks says claims will continue to mount against the school's use of race for admissions.

Says win was stolen from UGA, Tech
It's been days since the University of Georgia versus Georgia Tech debacle watched by millions on television, and my husband still can't talk about it. Maggie Murphy, Aiken

S.C. red-faced after article
An unfavorable article about South Carolina's roadside hunting problem in the current edition of Outdoor Life is proving to be an embarrassment to the state. It chronicles how some roadside deer hunters, who use dogs to flush game out of wooded, underbrush areas, all too often abuse game laws and terrorize property owners and drivers.

Sisler: How much would you bid for a child of God?
THE INTERNET search engine pulled up 73 pages of possible matches to my question. One of the links was to a bookseller who was offering a recent publication on the subject.

Declares abortion is same as 'murder'
I read in the paper, I see on television, I listen to the radio about the arguments pro and con dealing with America's stand on abortion. Billy Bedgood, Martinez

Hits critic of wastewater discharge
This letter responds to a misleading and misinformed Dec. 1 letter from Sierra Club president Frank Carl regarding the impact of the city of Washington's wastewater discharge to Rocky Creek.b>Mayor Frank W. Thomas Jr., Washington, Ga.

Raps critic of SRS MOX role
The Dec. 8 letter by Mary Olson opposes burning plutonium in power reactors and supports burying a thousand tons of this best of bomb materials in a hundred repositories spread over this troubled globe. This is enough material for about a million nuclear war heads, certainly enough for evil hands to make life on Earth hideous for our great-great-grandchildren. Fred Christensen, Aiken

Contrasts candidates in Aiken race
It is time for Aiken citizens to reject another liberal southside dreamer. Pat Cunning is not a good choice for City Council. Davis Cheek, Aiken

Defends 'troublemaking' of NAACP
Concerning Stephanie Tingen's Dec. 7 letter "Rips NAACP's boycott over flag'': Evelyn Scott, Augusta

Tax cuts for the rich? Yes!
The claim has been made that the reason Republicans exist as a political party is to push for tax cuts. But whenever they do, they're always faced with the Democrats' class-warfare mantra of ``Tax cuts for the rich.''

Wants 'skull and crossbones' signs to mark highway
In light of all of the recent accidents along the stretch of I-20 between Augusta and North Augusta ... why don't you mount a campaign to have ``skull and crossbones'' signs posted along that stretch of the Interstate? Ray Northcutt, North Augusta

Defends symbol of Southern history
I can't help but wonder if I'm the only South Carolinian tired of being insulted by National Association for the Advancement of Colored People President James Gallman and his ilk. Dan Piper, North Augusta

Blames parents for teen shootings
I do not know where these teen-agers want to go. The recent incident wherein a teen-ager shot his fellow classmates in Fort Gibson, Okla., is not new. Champak C. Patel, Martinez

Decries abrogation of Constitution
On Oct. 13, the U.S. Senate rejected the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty by a 51-48 vote -- a two thirds majority was needed for ratification. A.G. Blackmon, Warrenville

IOC prepared for reform vote

Braves in market for leadoff hitter

Overtime: Athletes get seats on IOC; reforms OK'd

Mets, Orioles make trades; Cubs pick up free agent

Jockey breaks win record

Hensley now captain of Metter Region

Top athletes of the century

New resident completes course tour

Tennis players of the century

First Tee course coming soon

Tyson in clear in ferret case

Overtime: Sprague now money king in truck series

FDA seeks to halt sale of shark tissue as cancer cure
WASHINGTON -- The government asked a federal judge Friday to stop sales of a popular brand of shark cartilage and two other alternative remedies, saying they illegally claim to treat cancer.

It pays to shop carefully when purchasing a new PC
If a new PC is on your shopping list this holiday season, there's good news and bad news.

MCG faces hurdles with retirements
When the names came out, Kelley Williford just stared in openmouthed shock.

Study: Angioplasty stents save lives
LONDON -- Giving heart patients a blood-thinning drug and inserting tiny metal coils into their blocked arteries could save 15,000 lives a year worldwide by reducing deaths after angioplasty, a study finds.

Alternative plan ships SRS waste
A federal proposal would send more radioactive waste away from Savannah River Site than first planned.

It pays to shop carefully when purchasing a new PC
If a new PC is on your shopping list this holiday season, there's good news and bad news.

Scientists find minimum number of genes needed for life
By studying Mycoplasma genitalium, one of the world's simplest one-celled organisms, they concluded that 265 to 350 genes are needed for life, concludes a report in today's journal Science.

Committee proposes tighter rules for gene therapy researchers
WASHINGTON -- Two months after the first death from experimental gene therapy, an advisory panel is proposing tough new rules for researchers.

Committee proposes tighter rules for gene therapy researchers
WASHINGTON -- Two months after the first death from experimental gene therapy, an advisory panel is proposing tough new rules for researchers.

Severe morning sickness may indicate a girl
LONDON -- For centuries, expectant mothers have been seeking simple ways to predict the sex of their baby. Now, researchers have found a real clue: Women who suffer severe morning sickness early in pregnancy are more likely to have a girl.

Colonies of coral thrive on oil platforms
Oil drilling rigs in Northern Europe's waters may have an unintended environmental benefit: They have become home to colonies of coral.

Global warming increased by El Nino
WASHINGTON -- The periodic El Nino warming of the Pacific Ocean also reduces the amount of carbon dioxide in the air -- a condition some say contributes to global warming, according to a study being published in Friday's edition of the journal Science.

It pays to shop carefully when purchasing a new PC

Study: Angioplasty stents save lives

Committee proposes tighter rules for gene therapy researchers

MCG faces hurdles with retirements

Alternative plan ships SRS waste

It pays to shop carefully when purchasing a new PC

Committee proposes tighter rules for gene therapy researchers

Colonies of coral thrive on oil platforms

FDA seeks to halt sale of shark tissue as cancer cure

Global warming increased by El Nino

Severe morning sickness may indicate a girl