Universal appeal

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.

3 Doors Down proud of Southern roots

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.

Country connections

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: '8 Mile'

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

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.

Band gets its Fixx by performing

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

These are children's movies?

Flutist likes ease of instrument

Club calendar

Video watch

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.

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.

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.

At the movies: 'Femme Fatale'

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

Mini reviews

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

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.

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

Applause calendar

Concert calendar

Standing ovations

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.

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

Joanna Morgan Payton

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.

Megan Alexis Shell

Shane Parker Sloan

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.

Chadwick Lee Prince Jr.

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

Elizabeth Suzanne McCrary

Trinitee Addae Johnson

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.

Zayne Scott Barthlome

Hayden Alexander Rogers
William J. and Jenni

Joanna Morgan Payton
Joseph and Janet Payton of

John Hayden Morrison
John

Elizabeth Suzanne McCrary
Mr. and Mrs. Fieldi

Joshua Zackeriah Patterson

Hayden Alexander Rogers

Taylor Nicole Cliett

Brooklyn Lauren Sloan

Wayman Jaiden Graham

Dominae' A'Kara Sheilicia Barker

John Hayden Morrison

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.

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

Hunter Bryson Temples

Shane Parker Sloan
Chris and Tammie Sloan of North August

Brooklyn Lauren Sloan
Steve

James Bernard McBride Jr.

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.

Megan Riley Williams

Shelby Michelle Redden
Bria

Julianna Hope McGahee

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

Jillian Marie Sullivan

Julianna Hope McGahee
Lan

Hunter Bryson Temples
Curti

Chadwick Lee Prince Jr.
Lee

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.

Shelby Michelle Redden

Wayman Jaiden Graham
Wayman J.

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

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.

Sunnie Loren Clemons

Stacey Logan Cook
John Cook and

Ruby Marie Bland

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.

Tyler Houston Stampley and Parker Andrew Stampley

Sunnie Loren Clemons
Bobby Way

Madilyn Connor Ward

Ruby Marie Bland
Richard and Erika Bland of Marti

Javen D'Andre Glenn

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

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.

Board to OK vote on union

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

Smoking ban fires up Florida

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
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

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.

Busy road lures businesses

Survey will help group aid small businesses

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Search for relevance

You go, senator!

Saddam on notice

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

Young trees don't know when to shed

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.

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

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.

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.

Georgia Tech getting used to playing on TV

Lineman's comeback surprises

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

Second half can't save Knights

South Carolina teams await playoff verdict

High school football sites give fans info, outlet

Lincoln County falls to Twiggs County

Key matchups

Jefferson County tops Josey

Strom Thurmond beaten by Myrtle Beach

Midland Valley clears playoff's first hurdle

Burke bounces back

Bulldogs begin three-peat quest

Aiken stings rival, ends region drought

North Augusta improves record with win

Curtis Baptist falls to Piedmont

Cross Creek remains optimistic

McCormick falls short

South Aiken enters rivalry with edge

Prep picks

South Effingham beats Swainsboro

Wardlaw trounces Andrew Jackson

Warren County rushes past Aquanis

On the air

Westside holds off Harlem for victory

Statesboro topples Greenbrier

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Key matchups
Here are this weekend's key matchups.

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.

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

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.

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

Charges Chronicle shortchanging its comics readers

Applauds 'Les Miserables' cast

Blasts Sharpton's criticism of recent film 'Barbershop'

Why several sniper leads were missed

Georgia gunrunners take toll on state

Justice system is not prejudiced

Abortion a blight on the nation

Bob Young: The mayoral candidate with character

Mom makeovers

Resources for parents of learning-disabled kids

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

Surving the chaos!

Family scrapbook

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

Counting books for children

From the editor

Lynx GameNight

Lynx GameNight

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

Lynx complete job shuffling

Lynx fall under new command

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
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.

Lynx GameNight
Charlotte Checkers at Augusta Lynx.

Donating all they can bear

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.

Postal Service asks for return of mail tubs

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.

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.

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.

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.

Across South Carolina

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

Across Georgia

Drug suspect sought after skipping trial

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

Founder of radio, TV outlets is honored

Experts predict survival of effort

Voters select ballot measures

First Friday culprits avoid jail

School's festivities applaud forebears

Academy director is dismissed

Group releases project plans

Across the area

Across the area

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.

Program lets pupils talk to authors

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

Group touts Sunday alcohol business

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

4 men are arrested in cocaine seizure

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

Across Georgia

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

UGA students living in costly dorm ask for refund

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.

Subscriber of the day

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?

Perdue plans changes to education reforms

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.

City will buy land for complex

Cheeks considers party switch

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.

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 South Carolina

News you can use

Cheeks turns to GOP, evens Senate's rolls

Woman avoids murder verdict

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aiken professor wins top honor from state

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.

Lynx replaces head coach with Wilkie

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ex-agent can see pursuit in movie

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.

Martin ready to continue battle with Stewart

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

Evernaham and Ultra split, Atwood almost out of job

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.

Dunn ready for bigger workload

Duckett's week hasn't been good

Rookie linebacker stepping into big role for Panthers

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

Pro football picks

Mr. Alvin Wilson    (PERKINS, Ga.)
Dr. Hong Nguyen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Stephen Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Rubye Murphy    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Fred Sigg    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Beale Lowery    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mae Tinley    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Myrtis Lewis    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Beale Lowery    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Letbetter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Amy Reid    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Emily Latimer    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. Jessie Walden    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Idella Lanham    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Albert Gantt    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Venson Jennings    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Robert Williams Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Knight    (BARTOW, Ga.)
Mrs. Alice Langley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Christine Kennedy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Willie Morris    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Leon Boyd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Gene Ozane    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Warren Carter Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Annie Robinson    (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.

Mrs. Ora Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Francis OConnor    (AUGUSTA, GA.)
Dr. Hong Nguyen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Catrice Ortiz-DeLeon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Geiter    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Ruth Ouzts    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. John Efird    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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. Christine Kennedy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Butler    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Willie Lewis    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Cannida Sr.    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Clyde Mitchell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Warren Carter Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Philemon Nelson Jr.    (SPARTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Linda Joseph    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Issac Norman Jr.    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mr. William Holroyd    (GREENWOOD, S.C.)
Mr. Royce Perry    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Annie Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Brenda Riley    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mrs. Novellow Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Jalen Scott    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Ms. Hatte Reese    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Willie Sims    (SPARTA, Ga.)
Mr. Leonard Weatherford    (BIRMINGHAM, Ala.)
Mrs. Valerie Trimmier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Benjamin Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. W.L. Walker    (ROCKFORD, Ill.)
Mrs. Hattie Swain    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Janice Williams    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Alfred Hardwick Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jimmy Council    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Duffie Williams    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Culbertson    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Williams Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lula Drinkard    (MOBILE, Ala.)
Mrs. Ella Greene    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Geiter    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Harold Gantt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Fred Sigg    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Eubanks    (HARLEM, N.Y.)
Mr. Aubron Ashley    (PARKERSBURG, W.Va.)
Mrs. Ora Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Dr. William Bilton    (LEEDS, Ala.)
Mrs. Valerie Trimmier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lula Drinkard    (MOBILE, ALABAMA)
Mrs. Janice Williams    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Alice Daley    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. James Woodward    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Sarah Sprayberry    (OAKWOOD,Ga.)
Mrs. Cheryl Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Novellow Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Rosa Banks    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. Marion Gilchrist    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Johnny Dukes    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Evelyn Dean    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ella Greene    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. John Cummings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Alma Hardeman    (ANN ARBOR, Mich.)
Dr. William Bilton    (LEEDS, Ala.)
Mr. Alfred Hardwick Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Pamela Gibson    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Willie Morris (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Greene (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Leon Boyd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ora Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alvin Wilson (PERKINS, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Beale Lowery (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Sigg (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Johnny Dukes (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Stephen Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rubye Murphy (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Valerie Trimmier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Harold Gantt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Dr. Hong Nguyen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Sprayberry (OAKWOOD,Ga.)

Mrs. Ora Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtis Lewis (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Robert Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Joseph (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Sigg (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lula Drinkard (MOBILE, Ala.)

Mr. John Knight (BARTOW, Ga.)

Jalen Scott (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Dr. William Bilton (LEEDS, Ala.)

Mrs. Annie Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Greene (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Janice Williams (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Amy Reid (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Aubrey Burton (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Latimer (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Cheryl Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Drinkard (MOBILE, ALABAMA)

Mrs. Janice Williams (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. James Vaughn Jr (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Ms. Brenda Riley (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

Dr. William Bilton (LEEDS, Ala.)

Mr. Allan Brooks (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Valerie Trimmier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Gilchrist (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Council (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Lewis (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Robert Culbertson (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Novellow Corley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice Langley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Hattie Swain (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Francis OConnor (AUGUSTA, GA.)

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

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

Mrs. Novellow Corley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Letbetter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. John Cummings (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie Sims (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alma Hardeman (ANN ARBOR, Mich.)

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.

Clijsters sends Henin packing in WTA Championships

Overtime

Another Don King heavyweight extravaganza

Overtime

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.

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.

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.

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 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

Fishing tournament news

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Georgia tries to bounce back from first loss of season

Get the kids involved in the Thanksgiving meal

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
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.

Appeal of QBs wanes

Third down not a charm for Georgia

Bulldogs basketball team take on rising expectations

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

Holiday traditions

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.

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.

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.

Family calendar

In a first, battlefield laser blows up speeding shell

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

Moldovan bishop will speak in Thomson

Faith digest

Puppet love

Attorney champions cases of legal and spiritual nature

Ungodly slander and malice have no place in politics

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