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

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.

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.

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.

Country connections

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

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.

At the movies: 'Femme Fatale'

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.

Video watch

Band gets its Fixx by performing

Club calendar

Applause calendar

3 Doors Down proud of Southern roots

Chili's breaks chain of uniformity

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Mini reviews

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.

Concert calendar

Standing ovations

These are children's movies?

Universal appeal

Flutist likes ease of instrument

At the movies: '8 Mile'

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

Brooklyn Lauren Sloan
Steve

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.

Wayman Jaiden Graham

Joanna Morgan Payton

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.

Hunter Bryson Temples

Shelby Michelle Redden
Bria

Taylor Nicole Cliett

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

James Bernard McBride Jr.

Ruby Marie Bland
Richard and Erika Bland of Marti

Megan Riley Williams

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

Hayden Alexander Rogers

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.

Dominae' A'Kara Sheilicia Barker

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

Julianna Hope McGahee
Lan

Ruby Marie Bland

Sunnie Loren Clemons

Trinitee Addae Johnson

John Hayden Morrison

Chadwick Lee Prince Jr.

Sunnie Loren Clemons
Bobby Way

Elizabeth Suzanne McCrary

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.

Stacey Logan Cook

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.

Megan Alexis Shell

Shane Parker Sloan
Chris and Tammie Sloan of North August

Zayne Scott Barthlome

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.

Joshua Zackeriah Patterson

Hayden Alexander Rogers
William J. and Jenni

Julianna Hope McGahee

Joanna Morgan Payton
Joseph and Janet Payton of

Shane Parker Sloan

John Hayden Morrison
John

Jillian Marie Sullivan

Elizabeth Suzanne McCrary
Mr. and Mrs. Fieldi

Hunter Bryson Temples
Curti

Tyler Houston Stampley and Parker Andrew Stampley

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.

Javen D'Andre Glenn

Wayman Jaiden Graham
Wayman J.

Brooklyn Lauren Sloan

Madilyn Connor Ward

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.

Shelby Michelle Redden

Stacey Logan Cook
John Cook and

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

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.

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.

Smoking ban fires up Florida

Busy road lures businesses

Survey will help group aid small businesses

Printer signs contract with L.L. Bean

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.

Stocks fall on McDonald's outlook, Iraq resolution

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.

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.

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.

Board to OK vote on union

Stocks slide on Cisco warning, profit-taking

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

'Let's roll' on agenda

Saddam on notice

Search for relevance

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Young trees don't know when to shed

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.

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.

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
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.

Lineman's comeback surprises

Georgia Tech getting used to playing on TV

Cabrera leads, Goosen has early edge on Harrington

Birdies carry Kim in Japan

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.

Warren County rushes past Aquanis

Bulldogs begin three-peat quest

Midland Valley clears playoff's first hurdle

Lincoln County falls to Twiggs County

Prep picks

Jefferson County tops Josey

Statesboro topples Greenbrier

Cross Creek remains optimistic

Key matchups

On the air

Curtis Baptist falls to Piedmont

Second half can't save Knights

High school football sites give fans info, outlet

McCormick falls short

North Augusta improves record with win

South Carolina teams await playoff verdict

Aiken stings rival, ends region drought

Wardlaw trounces Andrew Jackson

Burke bounces back

Strom Thurmond beaten by Myrtle Beach

South Aiken enters rivalry with edge

Westside holds off Harlem for victory

South Effingham beats Swainsboro

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Key matchups
Here are this weekend's key matchups.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Quality performances would enhance tourism

Georgia gunrunners take toll on state

Why several sniper leads were missed

Applauds 'Les Miserables' cast

Bob Young: The mayoral candidate with character

Blasts Sharpton's criticism of recent film 'Barbershop'

Justice system is not prejudiced

Abortion a blight on the nation

Charges Chronicle shortchanging its comics readers

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

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

Resources for parents of learning-disabled kids

Surving the chaos!

Counting books for children

Mom makeovers

Family scrapbook

From the editor

Lynx GameNight

Lynx GameNight

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 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.

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

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

Lynx complete job shuffling

Lynx GameNight
Charlotte Checkers at Augusta Lynx.

Lynx fall under new command

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

News you can use

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?

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.

Across South Carolina

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

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.

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.

Cheeks considers party switch

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

Across the area

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Experts predict survival of effort

PSC incumbent requests recount

Aiken professor wins top honor from state

Founder of radio, TV outlets is honored

Lynx replaces head coach with Wilkie

Subscriber of the day

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.

4 men are arrested in cocaine seizure

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.

Postal Service asks for return of mail tubs

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.

Donating all they can bear

City will buy land for complex

School's festivities applaud forebears

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.

Group releases project plans

Ex-agent can see pursuit in movie

Across the area

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

Program lets pupils talk to authors

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.

Group touts Sunday alcohol business

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?

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina

UGA students living in costly dorm ask for refund

Drug suspect sought after skipping trial

Voters select ballot measures

First Friday culprits avoid jail

Veterans Day events

Woman avoids murder verdict

Suspects convicted on drug charges

Across Georgia

Perdue plans changes to education reforms

Academy director is dismissed

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.

Going underground

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.

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.

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.

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

Cheeks turns to GOP, evens Senate's rolls

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Newman wins Phoenix pole, sets record

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.

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.

Johnson's bid for history has quickly slipped away

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

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.

Martin ready to continue battle with Stewart

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.

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.

Big-money Knicks take chance with bank shot

Pro football picks

Rookie linebacker stepping into big role for Panthers

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

Dunn ready for bigger workload

Duckett's week hasn't been good

Mr. Leonard Weatherford    (BIRMINGHAM, Ala.)
Mrs. Amy Reid    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Eubanks    (HARLEM, N.Y.)
Mrs. Ora Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Valerie Trimmier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Sarah Sprayberry    (OAKWOOD,Ga.)
Mrs. Linda Joseph    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Fred Sigg    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Royce Perry    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Annie Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Fred Sigg    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Amy Reid    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Beale Lowery    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Hatte Reese    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Idella Lanham    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Ruth Ouzts    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Ella Greene    (EVANS, Ga.)
Ms. Catrice Ortiz-DeLeon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mae Tinley    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Francis OConnor    (AUGUSTA, GA.)
Dr. William Bilton    (LEEDS, Ala.)
Dr. William Bilton    (LEEDS, Ala.)
Mrs. Annie Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Leon Boyd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Hattie Swain    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Warren Carter Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. W.L. Walker    (ROCKFORD, Ill.)
Mrs. Valerie Trimmier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Letbetter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Vaughn Jr    (MATTHEWS, Ga.)
Mrs. Janice Williams    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Janice Williams    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. John Knight    (BARTOW, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Williams Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Benjamin Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Evelyn Dean    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Harold Gantt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Aubron Ashley    (PARKERSBURG, W.Va.)
Mr. Johnny Dukes    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Philemon Nelson Jr.    (SPARTA, Ga.)
Mr. Issac Norman Jr.    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mr. John Cummings    (AUGUSTA, 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.

Dr. Hong Nguyen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Viola Blumenberg    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Gene Ozane    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Allan Brooks    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Dr. Hong Nguyen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Aubrey Burton    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Rosa Banks    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. John Butler    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Ms. Brenda Riley    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Cannida Sr.    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Jalen Scott    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Warren Carter Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Willie Sims    (SPARTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Novellow Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ora Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jimmy Council    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jessie Walden    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Culbertson    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Rubye Murphy    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Lula Drinkard    (MOBILE, Ala.)
Mrs. Myrtis Lewis    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Geiter    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Emily Latimer    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Pamela Gibson    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Duffie Williams    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Marion Gilchrist    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Williams Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Novellow Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Venson Jennings    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Ella Greene    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Christine Kennedy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Alma Hardeman    (ANN ARBOR, Mich.)
Mr. William Holroyd    (GREENWOOD, S.C.)
Mr. Alfred Hardwick Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Alfred Hardwick Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Cheryl Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Geiter    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Stephen Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Albert Gantt    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Christine Kennedy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Efird    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Alice Langley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lula Drinkard    (MOBILE, ALABAMA)
Mrs. Willie Lewis    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Alvin Wilson    (PERKINS, Ga.)
Mr. Beale Lowery    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Alice Daley    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Clyde Mitchell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Woodward    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Willie Morris    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Willie Morris (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Janice Williams (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Janice Williams (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Greene (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lula Drinkard (MOBILE, ALABAMA)

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

Mrs. Annie Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Beale Lowery (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Council (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Sigg (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Sigg (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ora Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jalen Scott (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Sarah Sprayberry (OAKWOOD,Ga.)

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

Mrs. Myrtis Lewis (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Cheryl Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ella Greene (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Joseph (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ora Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Knight (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Stephen Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Dukes (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Valerie Trimmier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. William Bilton (LEEDS, Ala.)

Mrs. Lula Drinkard (MOBILE, Ala.)

Mrs. Rubye Murphy (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Amy Reid (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Sims (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Valerie Trimmier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Harold Gantt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leon Boyd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Dr. William Bilton (LEEDS, Ala.)

Mrs. Emily Latimer (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Dr. Hong Nguyen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Vaughn Jr (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Alvin Wilson (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Novellow Corley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Brenda Riley (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. John Cummings (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Culbertson (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Aubrey Burton (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice Langley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Gilchrist (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Swain (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Alma Hardeman (ANN ARBOR, Mich.)

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

Mr. Allan Brooks (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Novellow Corley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Francis OConnor (AUGUSTA, GA.)

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

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

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

Mr. Robert Letbetter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Lewis (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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

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.

Clijsters sends Henin packing in WTA Championships

Overtime

Another Don King heavyweight extravaganza

Overtime

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fishing tournament news

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.

Fishing report

Big catch helps angler land TV spot

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Holiday traditions

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.

Bulldogs basketball team take on rising expectations

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

Georgia tries to bounce back from first loss of season

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.

Appeal of QBs wanes

Get the kids involved in the Thanksgiving meal

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

Third down not a charm for Georgia

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.

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.

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.

Family calendar

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

In a first, battlefield laser blows up speeding shell

Ungodly slander and malice have no place in politics

Faith digest

Moldovan bishop will speak in Thomson

Puppet love

Attorney champions cases of legal and spiritual nature

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