At the movies: 'Femme Fatale'
With "Femme Fatale," Brian De Palma has oddly delivered his personal best in years while still making one of the worst movies of 2002.

Applause calendar

Mini reviews

Flutist likes ease of instrument
For Carol Wincenc, playing flute means more than sitting on the front row of an orchestra adding breathy whistles and chirps to the sonic mix. For her, it means being able to educate, entertain, break down barriers and perhaps fall in line with a marching band.

At the movies: 'Femme Fatale'

Band gets its Fixx by performing
During its early-80s heyday, The Fixx was a stadium stage staple, a hit machine best known for keyboard- and guitar-driven songs such as One Thing Leads to Another and Red Skies.

Flutist likes ease of instrument

3 Doors Down proud of Southern roots
Two years ago, Mississippi band 3 Doors Down was the rock world's surprise success story. Fueled by its catchy hit Kryptonite, the band garnered popular success and critical acclaim.

Concert calendar

Chili's breaks chain of uniformity
Chain restaurants, with hanging fern baskets, piped-in pop music and trendy fried appetizers, are comforting in their squeaky-clean familiarity, yet bland in their uniformity.

Standing ovations

Country connections
Canadian Carolyn Dawn Johnson and Oklahoma native Blake Shelton would seem to have little in common.

Video watch

Applause calendar
CHRISTMAS MADE IN THE SOUTH: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; arts and crafts; $5, children 12 and younger admitted free; Russ Hunt, (800) 683-3772.

Chili's breaks chain of uniformity

Standing ovations
The Georgia-Carolina State Fair, presented by the Augusta Exchange Club, continues through Sunday at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds on Hale Street.

Universal appeal

At the movies: '8 Mile'
Say what you will about Eminem - that he's a misogynist and a homophobe, that his profane, violent rhymes taint the young minds of his fervent followers.

Band gets its Fixx by performing

Mini reviews
Movies are listed through Thursday with theater location. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, check out augusta.com/movies.

Country connections

Concert calendar
3 DOORS DOWN: 7 p.m. Saturday, Fort Gordon, Barton Field; $22 advance, $27 at gate; tickets on sale at Papa John's Pizza outlets, Fort Gordon Federal Credit Union, Fort Gordon PX Customer Service and www.fortgordon.com.; 791-6779.

3 Doors Down proud of Southern roots

Club calendar
Ready for a night on the town? Here is a list of events and specials at area clubs

Club calendar

These are children's movies?
Here's a childhood memory.

At the movies: '8 Mile'

Video watch
JUST OUT: Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood, Pumpkin, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, and The Powerpuff Girls Movie

Universal appeal
There's really nothing Latin about Lapland - except, perhaps, Ulrika Frank. Ms. Frank is the featured dancer in the Atlanta-based Pasion Flamenca production of Vivir! (To Live), to be staged Saturday at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.

These are children's movies?

Zito edges Martinez for AL Cy Young Award
NEW YORK -- Now Barry Zito can stare at a Cy Young Award every day.

Zito edges Martinez for AL Cy Young Award

Tuesday's elections show voters won't back bullies

Hayden Alexander Rogers
William J. and Jenni

James Bernard McBride Jr.

James Bernard McBride Jr.
James McBride and Anatiah Utley, both of Augusta,

Jillian Marie Sullivan

Shane Parker Sloan
Chris and Tammie Sloan of North August

Sunnie Loren Clemons

John Hayden Morrison
John

Tyler Houston Stampley and Parker Andrew Stampley

Shane Parker Sloan

Ruby Marie Bland

Zayne Scott Barthlome

Wayman Jaiden Graham

Zayne Scott Barthlome
Adam Barthlome and Lori Pitts, both of North Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Zayne Scott Barthlome, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Pitts of Graniteville, S.C., and Carolyn Brown of Augusta.

Stacey Logan Cook

Joanna Morgan Payton
Joseph and Janet Payton of

Hunter Bryson Temples

Elizabeth Suzanne McCrary
Mr. and Mrs. Fieldi

Dominae' A'Kara Sheilicia Barker

Megan Riley Williams

Trinitee Addae Johnson

Javen D'Andre Glenn

Brooklyn Lauren Sloan

John Hayden Morrison

Shelby Michelle Redden

Tyler Houston Stampley and Parker Andrew Stampley
Rodney and Shannon Stampley of Jackson announce the birth of twins, Tyler Houston Stampley and Parker Andrew Stampley, Satu

Madilyn Connor Ward

Brooklyn Lauren Sloan
Steve

Megan Alexis Shell

Megan Alexis Shell
April Shell of North Augusta announces the birth of a daughter, Megan Alexis Shell, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Charles and Kay Shell of Saluda, S.C., and Vickie Shell of New Ellenton.

Julianna Hope McGahee

Shelby Michelle Redden
Bria

Hunter Bryson Temples
Curti

Joanna Morgan Payton

Trinitee Addae Johnson
Keith and LaDonna Johnson of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Trinitee Addae Johnson, Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Ernest Perry of Waynesboro and Mr. and Mrs. Joel Brockman of Mauldin, S.C.

Julianna Hope McGahee
Lan

Wayman Jaiden Graham
Wayman J.

Chadwick Lee Prince Jr.
Lee

Javen D'Andre Glenn
Maurice and Theodosia Glenn of Washington, Ga., announce the birth of a son, Javen D'Andre Glenn, Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mr. Andrew Glenn of Union Point, Ga., and the late Essie M. Wynn.

Dominae' A'Kara Sheilicia Barker
David A. and Yvonne S. Barker of Augusta anno

Stacey Logan Cook
John Cook and

Elizabeth Suzanne McCrary

Taylor Nicole Cliett
Chris and Melisa Cliett of Martinez announce the birth of a daughter, Taylor Nicole Cliett, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Eubanks and Diann Cliett, all of Martinez, and the late Leonard Cliett.

Joshua Zackeriah Patterson

Sunnie Loren Clemons
Bobby Way

Hayden Alexander Rogers

Ruby Marie Bland
Richard and Erika Bland of Marti

Taylor Nicole Cliett

Megan Riley Williams
Phillip and Jayme Williams of Grovetown announce the birth of a daughter, Megan Riley Williams, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gary Holloway of Springfield, Mo., and Lucia Williams of Evans.

Chadwick Lee Prince Jr.

Madilyn Connor Ward
Trevor and Rhonda Ward of Bath announce the birth of a daughter, Madilyn Connor Ward, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. David P. Kaney Jr. of Gloverville and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth T. Ward of North Augusta.

Jillian Marie Sullivan
Tommy and Kristen Sullivan of Martinez announce the birth of a daughter, Jillian Marie Sullivan, Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gelinas of Martinez and Mr. and Mrs. James Sullivan of Fort Pierce, Fla.

Joshua Zackeriah Patterson
Joshua K. Patterson and Monica D. P

Mazzone re-signs with Braves
ATLANTA -- Leo Mazzone has guided the best pitching staff in baseball for more than a decade. He'll keep his job with the Atlanta Braves after rebuffing interest from the New York Mets.

Printer signs contract with L.L. Bean

Smoking ban fires up Florida

Carrier will cut its flight schedule
Delta subsidiary Atlantic Southeast Airlines is dropping a late-evening flight to and from Augusta Regional Airport, citing low passenger demand.

Stocks fall on McDonald's outlook, Iraq resolution
NEW YORK -- A United Nations resolution against Iraq and a downbeat outlook from McDonald's stirred investor doubts about the strength of the economic recovery, sending stocks lower. The three main indexes appeared headed toward snapping a four-week winning streak.

Survey will help group aid small businesses

Stocks slide on Cisco warning, profit-taking
NEW YORK -- A dim technology forecast from Cisco Systemes sent stocks tumbling Thursday, as investors upbeat after four weeks of gains got a sobering reminder of the economy's uncertain outlook. The Dow Jones industrials fell more than 180 points.

Busy road lures businesses

SEC chief defends his record
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Departing Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey Pitt admonished Wall Street on Friday to take responsibility for restoring investor confidence shaken by a series of scandals and conflicts of interest.

Business briefs
The University of South Carolina Aiken's Small Business Development Center will offer a workshop on how to successfully run a small business.

Board to OK vote on union

Busy road lures businesses
The corporation that owns the Pilot Travel Center on River Watch Parkway has turned land adjacent to the gas station into a commercial park that is quickly being snatched up by new businesses.

Stocks slide on Cisco warning, profit-taking

Survey will help group aid small businesses
For 20 years, Howard Bush paid for the health insurance of the employees at his small downtown law firm.

Stocks fall on McDonald's outlook, Iraq resolution

Printer signs contract with L.L. Bean
It appears Quebecor World's $35 million expansion project at its Columbia County catalog plant has paid off.

Board to OK vote on union
The National Labor Relations Board next week will certify FutureCall LLC's recent union election, in which employees overwhelmingly voted against union representation.

Smoking ban fires up Florida
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The vote seemed to break along puffer, not party, lines this time.

Bureau honors tourism boosters
When the Wynn family comes to town, Augusta businesses see a windfall.

Tar Heels winless at home

Tar Heels winless at home
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- There has been no karma in Kenan this season - at least not for North Carolina.

Saddam on notice

Search for relevance

'Let's roll' on agenda

You go, senator!

Counting books for children
This is a recommended list of counting books that meet the following criteria: # Clearly printed numbers. # Objects which are easy for children to identify as they count. # The correct number of objects to count. # These books are available at one or more locations in the East Central Georgia Regional Library System.

Resources for parents of learning-disabled kids
Question: What should parents do if they're concerned their preschooler might have a disability or developmental delay of some kind?

Family calendar
Attention Parents: You need a night out! To help, we've identified several "Date Night" events for you. Just look for the heart and make your plans. Sorry, babysitters aren't provided, but many of the events are free.

Mom makeovers
Who hasn't looked at those "before" and "after" photos from makeovers and marveled at the transformation. A little snip here, a brush of color there and you have a new woman.

A fun idea that will float your boat!...sort of
Thanksgiving is one of those few days a year when families actually eat in their dining room. The good china and silver come out - even those linen napkins and tablecloths.

From the editor
Sometimes the spirit of giving comes shining through all the muck of everyday life. And when it does, the results can be dazzling.

Get the kids involved in the Thanksgiving meal
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It's my favorite mostly due to the fact that I am afforded days to cook in preparing for the big meal, but also because of the historical authenticity of the foods I get to cook.

Pain relief...Don't believe everything you see
Are over the counter (OTC) pain-relief medications safe for the common aches and pains in pregnancy?

Holiday traditions
Max and Teresa Belchyk know what to expect on Christmas morning - their children Max, 15, and Emily, 12, standing by their bed with wide eyes imploring them to wake.

Surving the chaos!
I'm having labor pains again.

Family scrapbook
Do you have a special family photo? Send it to us for the Family Scrapbook page.

Young trees don't know when to shed
Q: I have two oak trees in my yard that are of the same species. One is big while the other is small (I planted it two years ago). Why, during the fall, does the big tree lose its leaves quickly while the leaves on the young tree hang on for a long time?

Gardening calendar
GET LISTED: Send information on your group's garden or home improvement activity or event to Sylvia Cooper, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Young trees don't know when to shed

Georgia Southern can win another crown with victory over Furman
Ninth-ranked Georgia Southern can gain a share of its sixth consecutive Southern Conference championship when the Eagles visit No. 4 Furman on Saturday.

Coverage improves for Eagles
STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern is getting a kick out of special teams this season.

Lineman's comeback surprises
ATLANTA - For Jeremy Phillips, the harshest blow didn't come from the spring practice leg whip that turned the ligaments of his left knee into spaghetti.

Georgia Tech getting used to playing on TV
ATLANTA -- Playing on TV is nothing new for Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey, who spent the past eight years in the NFL.

Lineman's comeback surprises

Georgia Tech getting used to playing on TV

Birdies carry Kim in Japan
OTSU, Japan - Bidding for her third victory of the season, Mi Hyun Kim made six straight birdies en route to 7-under-par 65 on Friday for the first-round lead in the Mizuno Classic.

Cabrera leads, Goosen has early edge on Harrington
SOTOGRANDE, Spain -- Angel Cabrera birdied his last four holes on the way to an 8-under-par 63 Thursday in the first round of the Volvo Masters at Valderrama.

Birdies carry Kim in Japan

Cabrera leads, Goosen has early edge on Harrington

Curtis Baptist falls to Piedmont

South Carolina teams await playoff verdict

Lincoln County falls to Twiggs County

High school football sites give fans info, outlet

Second half can't save Knights

North Augusta improves record with win

On the air

Warren County rushes past Aquanis

Cross Creek remains optimistic

Aiken stings rival, ends region drought

Wardlaw trounces Andrew Jackson

McCormick falls short

South Effingham beats Swainsboro

Westside holds off Harlem for victory

Jefferson County tops Josey

Statesboro topples Greenbrier

Midland Valley clears playoff's first hurdle

Key matchups

Bulldogs begin three-peat quest

South Aiken enters rivalry with edge

Strom Thurmond beaten by Myrtle Beach

Prep picks

Burke bounces back

Westside holds off Harlem for victory
HARLEM - Region 3-AAA rivals Westside and Harlem paired up for one of the seasons most thrilling games as the Patriots downed the Bulldogs, 29-22.

Jefferson County tops Josey
Katrell McKennie scored two touchdowns on defense as Jefferson County rolled to a Region 3-AAA victory over Josey.

South Aiken enters rivalry with edge
The Aiken-South Aiken crosstown rivalry has been remarkably one-sided lately, with the Hornets winning the past eight showdowns.

Cross Creek busts streak
There was rejoicing in Razorback Country on Friday night. Cross Creek won its first game of the season - and second in the program's history - against Lakeside, 15-8.

Batesburg-Leesville gets easy victory
BATESBURG, S.C. - Batesburg-Leesville won its 10th game of the season, romping past Gilbert in a first-round, Class AA playoff game.

Burke bounces back
After a three-week losing stretch in October, Burke County stood at 1-3 in Region 3-AAAA. Playoffs seemed like a remote possibility.

High school football sites give fans info, outlet
Ralph Morris used to log on to the Internet to quench his thirst for knowledge and feed his passion for high school football.

Warren County rushes past Aquanis
WARRENTON, Ga. - Greg Harris went over 1,000-yards rushing for the season, leading Warren County past Aquinas in a Region 7-A game.

Jones carries load for Mustangs
LANGLEY, S.C. - Midland Valley running back Dontrell Jones never was a star. In fact, he wasn't even a full-time starter last year.

South Effingham beats Swainsboro
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Patrick Bolen's 26-yard field goal in the fourth quarter lifted South Effingham to a Region 2-AAA victory over Swainsboro.

McCormick falls short
BLACKSBURG, S.C. - Blacksburg junior quarterback Britt Dawkins completed 13 of 21 passes for 147 and two touchdowns as the unbeaten Wildcats beat the Chiefs in the first round of the Class A playoffs.

Aiken stings rival, ends region drought
Aiken High School fans might not have had much to cheer about this season, but Friday night, they were treated to a thrilling victory over their archrivals.

Key matchups
Here are this weekend's key matchups.

Midland Valley clears playoff's first hurdle
Marcus Johnson's knee is just fine, and so is Midland Valley's season.

On the air
Here is a radio broadcast schedule of this weekend's games.

Bulldogs begin three-peat quest
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - Silver Bluff didn't figure to have much trouble against Burke on Friday night.

Cross Creek remains optimistic
Cross Creek is 0-8 this year, but according to coach Kevin Hunt, the Razorbacks haven't lost their enthusiasm.

Strom Thurmond beaten by Myrtle Beach
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Myrtle Beach built a 41-0 lead after three quarters and then cruised in for a first-round victory over turnover-prone Strom Thurmond in the Class AAA playoffs.

Prep picks
The people have spoken. The votes have been counted. And, once again, I was re-elected to serve the readers of the Augusta area by making predictions for high school football games.

Title eludes Tigers
MADISON, Ga. - With the Region 7-AA championship on the line, Washington-Wilkes lost control of its destiny, lost control of its emotions and lost big to rival Morgan County 30-6.

Hawks fly high to open playoffs
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Elloree held no surprises for Blackville-Hilda on Friday. The Warriors were just as their 2-7 regular-season record indicated.

Wardlaw trounces Andrew Jackson
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Andrew Doran caught two touchdown passes, ran for two more and returned a kickoff for a score in Wardlaw's easy win in the SCISA Class A quarterfinals.

Second half can't save Knights
Evans pulled out all the stops Friday night at Blanchard Stadium, but that wasn't enough to pull out a win against Redan.

Statesboro topples Greenbrier
Rafael Harris and Nick Wedlow combined for nearly 400 yards rushing as Statesboro beat Greenbrier in a Region 3-AAAA game.

Curtis Baptist falls to Piedmont
MONTICELLO, Ga. - Jones Nelson rushed for 128 yards and scored three touchdowns as Piedmont beat Curtis Baptist in the first round of the GISA Class AA playoffs.

South Carolina teams await playoff verdict
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Northwestern and Marlboro County may end their regular seasons Friday night, but the two teams won't learn if they make the playoffs until at least Tuesday.

Lincoln County falls to Twiggs County
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - William Diggs passed for two touchdowns and ran for another as unbeaten Twiggs County rallied past Lincoln County in a Region 7-A game.

North Augusta improves record with win
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Martise Quiller and Walter Utley helped North Augusta ground out a Region 4-AAAA victory over Orangeburg-Wilkinson.

Father sues amateur hockey association after son loses MVP vote
TORONTO -- A Canadian father is suing the New Brunswick Amateur Hockey Association after his 16-year-old son failed to win the league's most valuable player award.

Tuesday's elections show voters won't back bullies
So what was behind all the Election Day upsets?

Lynx replaces head coach with Wilkie
Jim Burton is out as head coach of the Augusta Lynx, but in as the team's new general manager.

Justice system is not prejudiced

Charges Chronicle shortchanging its comics readers

Applauds 'Les Miserables' cast

Georgia gunrunners take toll on state

Quality performances would enhance tourism

Why several sniper leads were missed

Bob Young: The mayoral candidate with character

Blasts Sharpton's criticism of recent film 'Barbershop'

Abortion a blight on the nation

Counting books for children

Pain relief...Don't believe everything you see

Mom makeovers

From the editor

Surving the chaos!

A fun idea that will float your boat!...sort of

Resources for parents of learning-disabled kids

Family scrapbook

Lynx complete job shuffling
The face of the Augusta Lynx organization changed dramatically Friday from the front office to the bench.

Lynx fall under new command
David Wilkie envisioned a better result in his first game as a head coach, but at least the Augusta Lynx gave him some reasons to believe there are better days on the horizon.

Source: Lynx to fire GM
Concerned with lagging attendance and a decline in corporate sponsorships, owners of the Augusta Lynx have agreed to fire general manager Derek Bundy, according to a team source.

Lynx complete job shuffling

Lynx GameNight
Columbia Inferno at Augusta Lynx When: Tonight, 7:35 p.m.

Lynx fall under new command

Lynx GameNight

Lynx GameNight

Lynx GameNight
Charlotte Checkers at Augusta Lynx.

Woman avoids murder verdict

Across the area
A suspect in the city's most recent homicide must await possible indictment and trial behind bars, a judge ruled Friday.

PSC incumbent requests recount
ATLANTA - Tuesday's closest statewide race won't be decided until after a recount.

Cheeks considers party switch
State Sen. Don Cheeks, D-Augusta, said Thursday he will become a Republican if that's what it takes for Governor-elect Sonny Perdue to commit to bringing a cancer center to Augusta.

Voters select ballot measures

Unsatisfied voters write in picks
AIKEN - Some who didn't like their choices in the general election wrote off voting completely.

Going underground

Across the area
A Tennessee man was being held at the Richmond County jail Thursday after allegedly impersonating an officer at the Georgia-Carolina State Fair Wednesday night.

Veterans Day events
In keeping with tradition of the American Legion, North Augusta Post 71, there will be a Veterans Day ceremony conducted at 11 a.m. at Wade Hampton Memorial Park, Georgia Avenue, North Augusta.

Across Georgia
PEACHTREE CITY -A twin-engine Cessna 310 with four people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing at Falcon Field Airport on Thursday afternoon after the plane's landing gear failed.

Academy director is dismissed
The director of Augusta's state-run police academy was fired Thursday amid allegations of wrongdoing.

Voters select ballot measures
ATLANTA - Georgia voters were in no mood to help shrimpers or affordable housing projects Tuesday, denying several tax breaks proposed on their ballots.

Aiken professor wins top honor from state

Woman avoids murder verdict
AIKEN - A Warrenville woman who was charged with murder in the brutal beating death of her father pleaded guilty Thursday to a reduced charge.

Subscriber of the day

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Krestein Butler of Harlem.

UGA students living in costly dorm ask for refund

Cheeks considers party switch

Across Georgia

News you can use

4 men are arrested in cocaine seizure

First Friday culprits avoid jail

Group touts Sunday alcohol business

Across Georgia

Program lets pupils talk to authors

UGA students living in costly dorm ask for refund
ATHENS, Ga. - Residents of the University of Georgia's Reed Hall dormitory think they are getting more than their money's worth.

Across the area

Perdue plans changes to education reforms
DECATUR, Ga. - For four years, Gov. Roy Barnes has made education reform the hallmark of his administration.

Group releases project plans

Across South Carolina
DILLON -A former U.S. House member has been charged with shoplifting toiletries from a drug store.

School's festivities applaud forebears

Experts predict survival of effort
Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes created one of the more wildly popular health care programs in the Georgia Cancer Coalition, which had cities across the state vying to gain top status in the $1 billion initiative.

Postal Service asks for return of mail tubs

First Friday culprits avoid jail
A magistrate ordered no jail time Thursday for seven men convicted of disorderly conduct after October's First Friday, instead hitting them with large fines, community service and curfews.

Donating all they can bear

Going underground
Chris Murphy can confirm at least one legend about what lies beneath Augusta State University: There really are old firing ranges under students' feet.

Founder of radio, TV outlets is honored

Aiken professor wins top honor from state
A professor at Aiken Technical College was named a 2002 South Carolina Governor's Professor of the Year on Thursday.

Veterans Day events

Across South Carolina
YORK, Pa. - At the behest of a neighborhood couple, city officials are asking for a state historic marker to be erected at the site where a white gang gunned down a black Aiken woman during race riots in 1969.

Suspects convicted on drug charges

Rants and Raves
WE TEACHERS would like to post a rant about the Richmond County Board of Education's plan to furnish each employee with a county yearbook with a picture of every employee in the system. When schools are at an all-time funding low, why are funds going to this unnecessary publication? Are taxpayers footing the bill?

Drug suspect sought after skipping trial
The prosecution's witnesses made more connections between Robert Hall and drug trafficking charges this week, but Mr. Hall apparently decided not to wait for a jury verdict.

News you can use
NOV. 8, 1949 The Augusta City Council passed an ordinance last night calling for the installation of hundreds of additional parking meters in downtown.

Perdue plans changes to education reforms

Experts predict survival of effort

City will buy land for complex

Rants and Raves
WE TEACHERS would like to post a rant about the Richmond County Board of Education's plan to furnish each employee with a county yearbook with a picture of every employee in the system. When schools are at an all-time funding low, why are funds going to this unnecessary publication? Are taxpayers footing the bill?

Cheeks turns to GOP, evens Senate's rolls

Across South Carolina

Ex-agent can see pursuit in movie

Drug suspect sought after skipping trial

PSC incumbent requests recount

Cheeks turns to GOP, evens Senate's rolls
The announcements that Sens. Don Cheeks of Augusta and Dan Lee of LaGrange will switch parties give the state Senate a 28-28 party split. If one more senator defects from the Democrats, Republicans will take control of the Senate. For any bill to pass the Senate, 29 votes are needed.

Across South Carolina

Across the area

Rants and raves
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Lynx replaces head coach with Wilkie

4 men are arrested in cocaine seizure
North Augusta narcotics officers arrested four people and seized more than $20,000 worth of drugs, cash and property from a home on Courtney Drive on Friday.

Academy director is dismissed

Group touts Sunday alcohol business
AIKEN - The city's newly approved Sunday alcohol sales ordinance is expected to generate up to $91,500 in revenue for Aiken this year, according to Aiken Hospitality Group estimates.

Ex-agent can see pursuit in movie
MARIETTA, Ga. - Former FBI agent and current Marietta resident Joseph Shea soon will have the thrill of seeing part of his life portrayed on the big screen, with Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks playing him.

Founder of radio, TV outlets is honored
A pioneer in local radio and television was honored Friday by Augusta State University's Center for the Study of Georgia History.

Suspects convicted on drug charges
After several hours of deliberations in a drug trafficking case, a jury convicted all three defendants late Friday, including one who fled from the outcome.

School's festivities applaud forebears
Bill and Phyllis Livingston wouldn't have missed it for the world.

Cousin recalls shooting
ATHENS, Ga. - The Athens cousin of an Atlanta man whose slaying has been linked to the Washington, D.C.-area sniper cases says it was a small consolation to learn that his relative wasn't targeted for any specific reason but was killed in a random act of violence.

Report signals layoffs at SRS
AIKEN - A Department of Energy internal report says an announcement about layoffs at Savannah River Site could be days away.

Program lets pupils talk to authors
Victoria Williams wants to know what inspires award-winning author Maya Angelou.

Donating all they can bear
Lynda Gardner, of Orangeburg, S.C., stitches a teddy bear at the Make 'N Take Workshop on how to make the bears before November's Teddy Bear CeleBEARties 2002 Charity Auction, Show and Sale at H. Odell Weeks Activity Center in Aiken.

City will buy land for complex
After being stalled in committee since summer, Augusta commissioners have moved forward the purchase of 30 acres in south Augusta as the site of a future city complex that will house Public Works, Engineering and Utilities department offices under one roof.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Zandra Trammell.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A passenger on a New York-bound flight was arrested Friday after arguing with a flight attendant who had asked him to turn off his cell phone, federal officials said.

Preacher says he'll go to jail for cause
A local preacher arrested while holding a "Repent or Perish" sign at last month's Hispanic Festival is willing to go to jail for his cause.

Postal Service asks for return of mail tubs
They're such handy little items that chances are you probably have one. The problem is, they're not yours.

Group releases project plans
Andy Jordan is looking forward to the day when dozens of bike paths connect the communities in the Augusta area.

Rants and raves
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Johnson's bid for history has quickly slipped away
AVONDALE, Ariz. - From the start, Jimmie Johnson said a rookie had no business winning the NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship.

Evernaham and Ultra split, Atwood almost out of job

Crawford wins pole for Silverado 150
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Rick Crawford will try to overcome a 68-point championship deficit entering the next-to-final race of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season when he starts Saturday's Chevy Silverado 150 race from the pole position.

Newman wins Phoenix pole, sets record
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Ryan Newman won the pole position for Sunday's Checker Auto Parts 500. What else is new?

Martin ready to continue battle with Stewart
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Mark Martin is keeping his focus on winning his first Winston Cup championship despite a penalty and 112-point deficit in the standings.

Newman wins Phoenix pole, sets record

Martin ready to continue battle with Stewart

Johnson's bid for history has quickly slipped away

Evernaham and Ultra split, Atwood almost out of job
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ray Evernham ended his one-year association with Ultra Motorsports on Thursday, effectively putting driver Casey Atwood out of a permanent Winston Cup ride.

Big-money Knicks take chance with bank shot

Big-money Knicks take chance with bank shot
NEW YORK -- As bad as the Knicks look, there might be worse days ahead. One of the league's charter franchises has a cast of mediocre players making superstar money through 2005-06.

Malone, Jazz clip Hawks
SALT LAKE CITY - Karl Malone returned to the Utah lineup after sitting out a game with the flu and scored a season-high 27 points to lead the Jazz to a 110-97 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.

NFL rescinds Vick's $5,000 fine for wearing sloppy socks

Pro football picks

Dunn ready for bigger workload

Rookie linebacker stepping into big role for Panthers

Duckett's week hasn't been good

Mrs. Linda Joseph    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Dr. Hong Nguyen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Williams Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Rosa Banks    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Dr. William Bilton    (LEEDS, Ala.)
Mr. Aubron Ashley    (PARKERSBURG, W.Va.)
Mr. John Eubanks    (HARLEM, N.Y.)
Mr. Alvin Wilson    (PERKINS, Ga.)
Mr. Beale Lowery    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Williams Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Amy Reid    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Janice Williams    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Idella Lanham    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Duffie Williams    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Ella Greene    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Francis OConnor    (AUGUSTA, GA.)
Mrs. Mae Tinley    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Leon Boyd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Alice Langley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Warren Carter Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Willie Morris    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Carrier will cut its flight schedule
Delta subsidiary Atlantic Southeast Airlines is dropping a late-evening flight to and from Augusta Regional Airport, citing low passenger demand.

Mr. Gene Ozane    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Leonard Weatherford    (BIRMINGHAM, Ala.)
Mrs. Annie Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Dr. Hong Nguyen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Letbetter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Rubye Murphy    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. John Knight    (BARTOW, Ga.)
Mr. Beale Lowery    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Benjamin Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Myrtis Lewis    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Harold Gantt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Annie Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Johnny Dukes    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Viola Blumenberg    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. James Vaughn Jr    (MATTHEWS, Ga.)
Mr. Allan Brooks    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mrs. Amy Reid    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Aubrey Burton    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Willie Lewis    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. John Butler    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Clyde Mitchell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Catrice Ortiz-DeLeon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Philemon Nelson Jr.    (SPARTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Ouzts    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. Issac Norman Jr.    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Ms. Hatte Reese    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Royce Perry    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mr. Fred Sigg    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Brenda Riley    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mr. Willie Sims    (SPARTA, Ga.)
Jalen Scott    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Ora Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jessie Walden    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Hattie Swain    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Cannida Sr.    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Valerie Trimmier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Warren Carter Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. W.L. Walker    (ROCKFORD, Ill.)
Mrs. Novellow Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Emily Latimer    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. Jimmy Council    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Venson Jennings    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Robert Culbertson    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Christine Kennedy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lula Drinkard    (MOBILE, Ala.)
Mr. William Holroyd    (GREENWOOD, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Geiter    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Alfred Hardwick Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Novellow Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Geiter    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Marion Gilchrist    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Albert Gantt    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Fred Sigg    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Efird    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Sarah Sprayberry    (OAKWOOD,Ga.)
Mrs. Ora Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Evelyn Dean    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Valerie Trimmier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Cummings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Janice Williams    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Cheryl Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Woodward    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Stephen Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Christine Kennedy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lula Drinkard    (MOBILE, ALABAMA)
Mrs. Ella Greene    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Alice Daley    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Alma Hardeman    (ANN ARBOR, Mich.)
Dr. William Bilton    (LEEDS, Ala.)
Mr. Alfred Hardwick Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Pamela Gibson    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Jimmy Council (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Hong Nguyen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cheryl Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Beale Lowery (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Fred Sigg (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Sims (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ora Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Greene (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Issac Norman Jr. (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Sprayberry (OAKWOOD,Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Drinkard (MOBILE, Ala.)

Mr. John Eubanks (HARLEM, N.Y.)

Mrs. Hattie Swain (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Joseph (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Gilchrist (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. James Woodward (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Janice Williams (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. John Knight (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Francis OConnor (AUGUSTA, GA.)

Mr. Johnny Dukes (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ora Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. William Bilton (LEEDS, Ala.)

Mr. Stephen Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Greene (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. John Butler (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Rubye Murphy (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Jalen Scott (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Amy Reid (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice Langley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Valerie Trimmier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gene Ozane (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Harold Gantt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred Hardwick Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Latimer (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Lewis (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Catrice Ortiz-DeLeon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Williams Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Drinkard (MOBILE, ALABAMA)

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

Mr. James Vaughn Jr (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mr. Leon Boyd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Warren Carter Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Brenda Riley (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Novellow Corley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alma Hardeman (ANN ARBOR, Mich.)

Mr. Robert Williams Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Warren Carter Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtis Lewis (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Culbertson (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Gantt (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Allan Brooks (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Letbetter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Valerie Trimmier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Cummings (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. W.L. Walker (ROCKFORD, Ill.)

Mrs. Idella Lanham (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Alvin Wilson (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Ouzts (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Fred Sigg (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janice Williams (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Morris (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. John Efird (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Viola Blumenberg (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. William Holroyd (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Mr. Philemon Nelson Jr. (SPARTA, Ga.)

Dr. William Bilton (LEEDS, Ala.)

Mrs. Novellow Corley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Cannida Sr. (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Aubrey Burton (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Royce Perry (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Applauds 'Les Miserables' cast
This letter sends "Bravo, Bravo" to the cast, crew and director at Augusta Prep for its monumental performance of Les Miserables these last four nights. Dr. Patricia Palmer, North Augusta, S.C.

Why several sniper leads were missed
It was reported on ABC's Good Morning America that there were several missed leads dating back to June concerning the sniper suspect, John Allen Muhammad. He could have been caught so much sooner. It just made me sick that he wasn't. Guy A. Green, Graniteville, S.C.

You go, senator!
State Sen. Don Cheeks of Augusta is just one of thousands of Georgians who have defected to the Republican Party in the past few years, as Democrats have continued their march to the left.

Quality performances would enhance tourism
The sellout show, From Mozart to Motown, starring Russell Joel Brown, made its debut Nov. 1. What an incredible act, and how fortunate I feel to have been invited to this event at the Imperial Theater. Catherine Ireland Witt, Augusta

Bob Young: The mayoral candidate with character
The upcoming mayoral runoff election has generated a great deal of controversy. The recent ouster of certain obstructionist state politicians has given Augusta the chance to move forward. William J. Welsh, MD, Augusta

Search for relevance
That thud you hear is the majority of the U.S. population moving to the right.

Blasts Sharpton's criticism of recent film 'Barbershop'
It was incomprehensible and immature for civil rights activist Al Sharpton and political antagonists to have criticized the film Barbershop. I've seen the movie, and I think it's cool and chic. E. Maner, Augusta

'Let's roll' on agenda
The primary impact of the first election test of the political landscape since the 9-11 terrorist attacks, followed by the specter of war with Iraq, was to enhance the power of President George W. Bush.

Justice system is not prejudiced
It's interesting to note that when we are to be bombarded with a bunch of inanities, they are often prefaced with a litany on the brilliance of the writer. Such is the case with the Oct. 14 letter by Angela Powell, "Discussion of reparations continues." Merle Burkholder, Augusta

Charges Chronicle shortchanging its comics readers
When is The Chronicle going to stop shortchanging its readers? It's been going on too long. You downsized Mark Trail from daily to Sundays only. You replaced Parade magazine with USA Weekend - which was a ripoff of your readers. Earl Sleeth, Martinez, Ga.

Georgia gunrunners take toll on state
In 1995 Senate Bill 109 proposed that sales of handguns be limited to no more than one gun per person per month. Barbara Thurmond, Augusta

Abortion a blight on the nation
This letter is in reference to a quote by a local Democratic candidate on the subject of abortion in The Chronicle on Nov. 2. She said, "The issue is between a woman, her God and her doctor." Shelly Hewett, Harlem, Ga.

Saddam on notice
George W. Bush capped off the best week of his presidency, and one of the best weeks of his life, by finally getting what he most wanted from the United Nations - a Security Council resolution ordering Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein to disarm, or else.

Overtime

Overtime

Another Don King heavyweight extravaganza

Clijsters sends Henin packing in WTA Championships

Another Don King heavyweight extravaganza
NEW YORK -- For his next extravaganza, Don King is offering four fighters for a series that might lead the survivor to the man he calls the emperor of boxing - WBC heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis.

IBF to propose reducing Olympic baseball tourneys
HAVANA -- Trying to ensure baseball remains in the Olympics, International Baseball Federation president Aldo Notari will recommend his sport's competition be reduced from 12 to five days.

Clijsters sends Henin packing in WTA Championships
LOS ANGELES -- Bride-to-be Justine Henin headed home early to prepare for her upcoming wedding after a 6-2, 6-1 loss to Kim Clijsters in an all-Belgian quarterfinal at the WTA Championships on Friday.

Overtime
Light heavyweight champion Roy Jones Jr. will move up to heavyweight to fight WBA champion John Ruiz in March, and Evander Holyfield will meet Chris Byrd next month, promoter Don King announced Thursday.

Junior club has momentum
The Augusta Junior Rowing Club is looking to build on its success Saturday.

Overtime
The Mike Brandt era at USC Aiken got off to a slow start Friday, as the Lady Pacers lost 75-63 to Southwest State (Minn.) University in the opening game of the sixth annual Disney Tip-Off Classic in Orlando, Fla.

Fishing tournament news

Fishing report

Big catch helps angler land TV spot
How did a 62-pound catfish help a retired Army medic land his own TV series?

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish caught and total weight of the catch.

Big catch helps angler land TV spot

Fishing report
Live bait fishermen are having a super time on Thurmond Lake these days, but things are a bit tougher for those who limit themselves to artificial lures.

NFL rescinds Vick's $5,000 fine for wearing sloppy socks
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The NFL has rescinded the $5,000 fine on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick for showing too much red undersocks and not enough white oversocks in a game against New Orleans on Oct. 27.

Rookie linebacker stepping into big role for Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The challenges just won't stop for Carolina rookie linebacker Will Witherspoon.

Dunn ready for bigger workload
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta's Warrick Dunn is preparing for another heavy workload.

Pro football picks
At the start of the season, it seemed far more likely that when San Diego visited St. Louis to start the second half of the season, the Rams would be 6-2 and the Chargers 3-5.

Duckett's week hasn't been good
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta running back T.J. Duckett thought missing his second game in three weeks would be aggravating enough, but this latest injury hurt even more.

Puppet love
Jonnie Britt took a leap of faith about 28 years ago when she rented a booth at a county fair for a homemade puppet show.

Moldovan bishop will speak in Thomson
Friendship between two pastors will bring a Baptist bishop from the former Soviet Union to the pulpit of a Thomson church this weekend.

Attorney champions cases of legal and spiritual nature
Weekdays, lunchroom banter fills the cafeteria at Butler High School.

Faith digest
Lakeside High School's 62-voice concert choir and the school's wind symphony will combine talents in a musical tribute to the armed forces at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way.

Faith digest
SPECIAL EVENTS BANQUET: 6 tonight, Shaws Creek Baptist Church, Trenton, S.C.; with Glenn Belcher; $3; (803) 275-3380.

Ungodly slander and malice have no place in politics
I am sure many of you remember the first time you voted. I was 18; it was 1972 and I cast my vote for Richard Nixon. I've been a longtime Republican, and as an idealistic young man, going to the polls and casting my vote always left me with a feeling of accomplishment and hope.

Russia's space program is struggling to recruit a new generation of cosmonauts
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan -- Ivan Pozdayev and his classmates at the International Space School in this Russian military enclave ignite a model rocket made from Coca-Cola bottles and grin as it soars high over the tree tops.

In a first, battlefield laser blows up speeding shell
LOS ANGELES -- Weapons that travel far faster than a speeding bullet are as little as five years from use in combat, say defense officials who used a laser to shoot an artillery shell out of the sky this week in a first-of-its-kind feat.

Appeal of QBs wanes
ATHENS, Ga. - Before the season, today's game between Mississippi and No. 7 Georgia figured to be a blockbuster matchup between quarterbacks Eli Manning and David Greene.

Lady Bulldogs basketball team prep for another run at No. 1

Third down not a charm for Georgia
He's usually optimistic no matter the circumstance, but Jon Stinchcomb didn't even attempt to put positive spin on Georgia's third-down woes in last week's loss to Florida.

Bulldogs basketball team take on rising expectations
ATHENS, Ga. -- Ezra Williams spent the summer running - up and down stadium steps, around town, wherever his legs took him.

Holiday traditions

First loss stirs more debate about Georgia's two-QB system

First loss stirs more debate about Georgia's two-QB system
ATHENS, Ga. -- The debate over Georgia's two-quarterback system subsided for, oh, about a week.

Lady Bulldogs basketball team prep for another run at No. 1
ATHENS, Ga. -- Andy Landers has compiled quite a record during his 23 years at Georgia: 564 wins, seven Southeastern Conference titles, five trips to the Final Four.

Get the kids involved in the Thanksgiving meal

Third down not a charm for Georgia

Georgia tries to bounce back from first loss of season

Appeal of QBs wanes

Bulldogs basketball team take on rising expectations

Georgia tries to bounce back from first loss of season
ATHENS, Ga. -- No need to look back. The unbeaten season is gone and, with it, probably any hope of contending for a national title.

Family calendar

In a first, battlefield laser blows up speeding shell

Russia's space program is struggling to recruit a new generation of cosmonauts

Attorney champions cases of legal and spiritual nature

Puppet love

Ungodly slander and malice have no place in politics

Moldovan bishop will speak in Thomson

Faith digest