S.C. State edges Clemson

Rockets' Barkley undergoes knee surgery after career-ending blowout

Nets' Williams hopes to return by mid January

Cummings doesn't plan on staying sidelined

Furcal is not on list

Jags make return home

Aiken Tech wins a rout

Indiana topples Buffalo

Bulldogs win on final shot

Sixers activate Iverson from injured list

Jackets fall in overtime

ASU loses to Winston-Salem State

Blue Devils too strong for Richmond Academy

Ads recycle anthems of youth

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.

E-commerce not up to speed

Alabama publisher buys Swainsboro paper

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
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.

Pocket change

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.

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

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.

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

Business benefit from bug

Eateries compete for staff

Business briefs

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.

Tech's Heisman finalist had rocky start

Georgia Southern fans can watch the telecast

Statue's home is no trophy

It's Heisman Trophy time

Heisman awarded to Dayne

Fan celebration cuts game short

Coach says team's rep comes with territory

Southern's defense takes spotlight in win

Redbirds ready for the Eagles

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.

Hits critic of wastewater discharge

Slams Citadel's training, Hell Week

Says reviewer 'too old' for kids' films

Defends symbol of Southern history

Hits 'whining' Bulldog fans

Tax cuts for the rich? Yes!

Wants 'skull and crossbones' signs to mark highway

S.C. red-faced after article

Positive Commission moves

Blames parents for teen shootings

Decries abrogation of Constitution

Clinton vs. encryption bill

Defends 'troublemaking' of NAACP

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Titans care only about winning

North stops South in senior showcase

Brunswick hammers Chattahoochee

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

Red Devils enter semifinals as underdogs

Lincoln County notebook: Mason shakes off injury

Charlton County moves into Class A title game

Red Devils high step to title

Dumont has stellar debut for Lynx

Bulls end Lynx unbeaten streak

Golf pictures serve as omen for Dumont

Rangers climbing out of slump

Gretzky best of century

Lynx ledger

Flyers' Neilson has bone cancer

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.

Woman's story basis for spiritual study

Festive figures festoon home

Gifts for a new millennium

Holiday arts

Norris: We're tempted to remake God

Pets are ready for holiday close-ups

Faith digest

White Sands

Some Christians see more than fantasy in Potter series

Cluster facility for Central Church of Christ dedicated

In the know

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.

Investigators make frequent trips to Augusta

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.

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

Demand for more technological training necessary

Records difficult to obtain

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.

Across the area: Business owner injured in robbery

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.

Woman says she wants to see her children smile

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.

Governor gets aide of leaders

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.

Trials attract riders

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.

Family fights to keep coverage

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.

Across the area: Probation given in Harlem bomb threat

Statue's home is no trophy

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.

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.

A look at the 20th century: 1996

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.

Local author chronicles Aiken County

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.

Man charged in son's death released on bond

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.

Blood-stained jeans belong to missing mom

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.

Offenders on notice

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.

Teacher gets 30-year sentence

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.

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?

Young Santa

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.

Empty Stocking Fund: Woman wants youths to have happy holidays

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.

Offials seek a way to curb I-20 wrecks

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.

Agencies still in dark on sunshine laws

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.

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

Local businessmen battle over property

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.

Falcons face an equally bad team

Falcons face struggling 49ers

Titans care only about winning

This week in the NFL

Rhodes, Seifert re-connect at Lambeau Field

NFL previews

Draft spots, not playoffs on the line

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. Eugene Walden Sr.
DANIA, Fla. -- Mr. Eugene Walden Sr., 88, of S.W. 4th Court, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 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. Isabel Neal
BLACKSTONE, Va. -- Mrs. Isabel Marie Paul Neal, 66, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at her residence.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Mrs. Dorothy Davis

Mrs. Mary Anderson

Mr. Clyde Johns

Mr. Samuel Jones

Mrs. Willie Brumlow

Mr. David Cummings

Mrs. Earlean McCreary

Mrs. Ruth Griffith

Mr. Columbus Washington

Ms. Priscilla Williams

Mrs. Eudell Page

Mrs. Isabel Neal

Mrs. Lula Smith

Mr. Marvin Williams

Mr. Charles Garvin

Mrs. Sarah Hutto

Mr. A. Burnham Cooper Jr.

Mrs. Gertrude Moehringer

Ms. Jacqueline Council

Mrs. Othello Gray

Ms. Ruth Bucky

Ms. Johnnie Houston

Mrs. Mary Siler

Mrs. Katie Hunt

Mr. Wilbur Meyer

Mrs. Cora Jennings

Mr. Eugene Walden Sr.

Mr. Bill Gregory

Mr. Jessie Justice

Mr. Eugene Walden Sr.

Mrs. Eddie Hurst

Mrs. Rosa Moore

Mrs. Shirley Ficklin

Mrs. Pattie Thompson

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.''

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Jockey breaks win record

Mets, Orioles make trades; Cubs pick up free agent

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

Tennis players of the century

Tyson in clear in ferret case

New resident completes course tour

Hensley now captain of Metter Region

IOC prepared for reform vote

Top athletes of the century

Braves in market for leadoff hitter

First Tee course coming soon

Overtime: Sprague now money king in truck series

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Colonies of coral thrive on oil platforms

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

It pays to shop carefully when purchasing a new PC

Study: Angioplasty stents save lives

Committee proposes tighter rules for gene therapy researchers

FDA seeks to halt sale of shark tissue as cancer cure

Severe morning sickness may indicate a girl

Global warming increased by El Nino