Last Republican governor hailed from 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.

Road to recovery
To understand Bobby Dews' return from what his wife, Glenda, calls "the road to hell," onemust first accept, as he does, that he will never fully recover.

Road to recovery

Business calendar
Tuesday: Financial management seminar; 6:30 p.m.; Edgefield Chamber of Commerce, 416 Calhoun St., Johnston, S.C.; speaker, Matt Niemann, Insurance of North Augusta; reservations required; (803) 275-0010.

Stocks fall on McDonald's outlook, Iraq resolution

Mapping the road ahead
Sam and Suzanne Thomas aren't rich. They have no children and - like most Americans - their family is scattered across the country.

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.

Busy road lures businesses

Mapping the road ahead

On the move
John Mann has been named president and general manager of WAGT-TV (Channel 26). He was previously employed by WTVM-TV in Columbus, Ga., where he was general sales manager for the past five years. Before that, he worked in sales management in Nashville, Tenn., and Johnstown-Altoona, Pa.

Business calendar

On the move

Planning necessary to keep business

Planning necessary to keep business
NEW YORK - What's the biggest mistake you can make in your business? Not thinking ahead before you do something, whether it's buying equipment, dealing with an employee or even starting the whole enterprise itself.

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.

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Target Corp.

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.

Printer signs contract with L.L. Bean

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.

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.

Pocket change

Clemson QB guides Tigers past Heels
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Tommy Bowden talked so much about improvising and making something out of nothing after a 30-point win over North Carolina it was as if former Tiger Woody Dantzler was back in the lineup.

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

Tar Heels winless at home

Clemson QB guides Tigers past Heels

Israeli schizophrenia

You go, senator!

Saddam on notice

Wrong revenue plan

Home front
The carpet industry has gone soft - but that's a positive development for American homes.

In the know
Traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year, the day after Thanksgiving can turn into a seasoned shopper's worst nightmare. Do you have a strategy for staying sane? Do you map out your day using sale papers?

Arts calendar
VETERANS DAY PARADE: 10 a.m. Monday, corner of 13th and Ellis streets; marching units from Fort Gordon and schools with drill teams and bands; veteran, civic and community groups; 733-7066.

Style cam
The holiday season is upon us, which means just one thing - it's time to party.

Tell us about great service
The busiest shopping season is about to begin. That means long lines, tired shoppers and the potential for grumpiness galore. The Augusta Chronicle wants to hear about the people who make an extra effort in such a chaotic environment. If you have a sales clerk who went the extra mile or a cashier who helped you pick out the perfect gift, please tell us about it.

Antique accents
Growing up as the daughter of an architect, Tracie Ronemus had always lived in newly designed homes. It was what she wanted for her own home someday, too.

Husband's flattering comparison was unflattering to wife
Dear Carson: At a recent social event, one of the women was wearing a dress that was identical to one I had purchased, but which I was not wearing at the time. My husband said to this woman, "My wife bought a dress just like the one you are wearing, but of course she doesn't look nearly as good as you do in it." Was this supposed to be funny? The other woman looked pleased and thanked him, but my feelings were hurt and I did a slow burn. Should I have ignored his hurtful remark and if not, what should I have said? - Insulted by Innuendo

Where's the beef?
Kristi McFarlain and Eric Kinlaw have a routine when they go to the grocery store. They start at the bakery to pick up some pita bread. Then head for the produce section, where they get fresh herbs, ginger root and veggies. The last stop is the natural foods section, where they buy the bulk of their groceries.

Williams leads Eagles to conference crown
GREENVILLE, S.C. - It wasn't a national championship, not even an outright Southern Conference championship, but a sixth-straight league football championship fit right into the lore of a Georgia Southern program.

Seminoles top Jackets
ATLANTA - Florida State entered Saturday's game with host Georgia Tech riding a 10-game winning streak in this Atlantic Coast Conference rivalry, and the Seminoles walked out of Bobby Dodd Stadium Saturday night with a hard-fought 21-13 victory and an unblemished mark against their nearest ACC foe.

Williams leads Eagles to conference crown

Seminoles top Jackets

Golf roundup
OTSU, Japan - Annika Sorenstam took a big step toward her 10th LPGA Tour title of the year, shooting 7-under-par 65 Saturday for a one-stroke lead in the Mizuno Classic.

Golf roundup

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.

Second half can't save Knights

Westside holds off Harlem for victory

Statesboro topples Greenbrier

Jefferson County tops Josey

McCormick falls short

South Carolina awaits outcome

Wardlaw trounces Andrew Jackson

Curtis Baptist falls to Piedmont

South Effingham beats Swainsboro

Midland Valley clears playoff's first hurdle

Warren County rushes past Aquanis

Lincoln County falls to Twiggs County

North Augusta improves record with win

Burke bounces back

Bulldogs begin three-peat quest

Strom Thurmond beaten by Myrtle Beach

Blackville-Hilda remains focused

Aiken stings rival, ends region drought

South Carolina teams await playoff verdict

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

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

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.

South Carolina awaits outcome
The South Carolina Class AAAA playoff scenario came into full picture for South Aiken on Saturday, but North Augusta is still waiting for its negatives to develop.

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.

Blackville-Hilda remains focused
The win was an impressive one, so forgive Blackville-Hilda fanatic Scott Gunnells for tracking down Hawks running back Mickenzie Atterberry on Friday and screaming in his ear.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Last Republican governor hailed from Augusta
There were plenty of people around last week to tell you about Sonny Perdue, the first Republican to be elected governor of Georgia in 134 years.

Halloween not a satanic holiday

Justice system is not prejudiced

Republicans the lesser of the two evils

Augusta - a city or a county?

Elections are over!

Why McIntyre can't be trusted

Why several sniper leads were missed

Georgia gunrunners take toll on state

Husband's flattering comparison was unflattering to wife

Tell us about great service

Arts calendar

Antique accents

Style cam

In the know

Where's the beef?

Slapshots
Roanoke Express forward Jason Jaffray, who leads the ECHL in rookie scoring (8-11-19), has scored a point in 10 straight games.

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

Lynx complete job shuffling

Aspiring NHL coaches chase dreams in ECHL

Lynx stop slump
Two goals in the blink of an eye and 60 minutes of goaltending perfection gave Augusta Lynx coach David Wilkie his first career victory.

Lynx stop slump

Aspiring NHL coaches chase dreams in ECHL
For most who land in the East Coast Hockey League, the idea is to pay your dues, learn your trade, and live to dream of making it to the National Hockey League.

Slapshots

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 fall under new command

Lynx GameNight

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

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
COLUMBIA -A juvenile corrections officer has been arrested on charges of engaging in sexual conduct with a 15-year-old boy.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Kenneth Fink.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hundreds honor man who fought to end bias

County GOP marks triumphs in election
Richmond County Republican Party members basked in their postelection glory Saturday morning with their noted Election Day winner, Randy Hall.

Across Georgia

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.

Trigger factory sets off debate
AIKEN - The Bush administration says it needs to build new plutonium-based triggers for nuclear weapons to ensure the future reliability of the nation's arsenal.

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

Across Georgia
HAMPTON -Bombs disguised as flower pots and flashlights may have been used to threaten a bank manager, according to an affidavit released Friday.

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

UGA students living in costly dorm ask for refund

Man is charged in murder plan

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.

Several hurdles await Perdue

PSC incumbent requests recount

Across the southeast

Cheeks turns to GOP, evens Senate's rolls

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

City will buy land for complex

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.

Across South Carolina

Suspects convicted on drug charges

Perdue plans changes to education reforms

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.

Veterans Day events

News you can use
Nov. 10, 1964 EDGEFIELD, S.C. - A speeding truck struck and derailed a southbound freight train west of Edgefield late Sunday. The accident closed South Carolina Highway 378 and seriously injured the truck driver.

Founder of radio, TV outlets is honored

City reviews budget
The cost of providing health care for government employees is creeping up to the tune of $2 million more next year.

Voters select ballot measures

Ex-agent can see pursuit in movie

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.

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.

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.

Subscriber of the day

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.

Man is charged in murder plan
Kathleen Coleman did a favor for a friend. Police say it almost got her killed.

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 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.

4 men are arrested in cocaine seizure

County GOP marks triumphs in election

Group touts Sunday alcohol business

News you can use

Program lets pupils talk to authors

Subscriber of the day

Across the area

Buyers search for good deals at car auction

Group releases project plans

Across the area

School's festivities applaud forebears

Edgefield County ceremony honors heroes
Maj. Gen. Steve Siegfried gives the keynote address at the salute in Edgefield County. More than 1,000 people were expected to attend.

Postal Service asks for return of mail tubs

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

Donating all they can bear

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.

Field of dreams
TOPEKA, Kan. - The terminal at Forbes Field Airport could be the setting of a Stephen King story. There's something spooky about an empty public building, and this one seems to be waiting for a party that never came.

Residents discuss old neighborhood

Hundreds honor man who fought to end bias
ALBANY, Ga. - For the unrepresented, repressed and subjugated, C.B. King's name meant help and hope. Mr. King was the first black attorney in southwest Georgia and became a leader in the civil rights movement centered in Albany in the 1960s.

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

Across the southeast
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -Gov. Don Siegelman, undecided about how to challenge a 3,117-vote deficit after his recount request was blocked, has been acting like the governor-elect, discussing his state lottery plan and visiting with tornado victims.

Trigger factory sets off debate

Buyers search for good deals at car auction
Larry Tyler meticulously inspected his not-so-new car.

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.

Residents discuss old neighborhood
Harry Rowland said he isn't ashamed to let people know he came from Frog Hollow, the working-class community where University Hospital and the Veterans Administration Medical Center now stand.

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

Across the area
Police are looking for a suspect in the robbery of an Augusta woman in a Bi-Lo parking lot.

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

Several hurdles await Perdue
ATLANTA - Gov.-elect Sonny Perdue's upset victory over Roy Barnes last week was a monumental accomplishment for the former Republican state senator and his party. But it pales next to the challenges Mr. Perdue will face when he takes the oath of office in early January.

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

Rise to the top slow for Busch
AVONDALE, Ariz. - It took Kurt Busch nearly two years to figure out the driver with the fastest car doesn't always win on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.

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?

Roush won't appeal
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Car owner Jack Roush said he probably won't appeal Mark Martin's 25-point penalty for having an illegal front-right spring in last week's race at Rockingham, N.C.

Rise to the top slow for Busch

Roush won't appeal

Newman wins Phoenix pole, sets record

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.

Big-money Knicks take chance with bank shot

Duckett's week hasn't been good

Vick beyond comparison

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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.

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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.

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

Halloween not a satanic holiday
Here we go again! Every year we are put through these so-called protests against Halloween. I hear it mostly from Southern Baptists who assume that Halloween is a satanic holiday. Douglas Cummings, North Augusta, 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.

Israeli schizophrenia
Mideast observers were reminded this week that Israelis don't only have trouble with Palestinian bombers; they've got big trouble among themselves about how to deal with the bombings.

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.

Why McIntyre can't be trusted
It appears to me the clergy supporting Ed McIntyre for Augusta's mayor are not acting responsibly. Yes, it's fine to forgive Mr. McIntyre for his dastardly deeds. But does that mean you should fully trust a person without regard to his past actions? Jim Koch, Appling, Ga.

Republicans the lesser of the two evils
Democrat or Republican? It's not that difficult to decide which side you're on. Actually, it's easier now than ever before. Have you listened to the whining and belly-aching from Democrats since the Nov. 5 elections? It's been horrible. David Chiera Jr., Augusta

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

Elections are over!
I am so glad it is over! Inge Merle, Evans, Ga.

Augusta - a city or a county?
It seems to me that the newspaper could play an important role in promoting pride in the community by being consistent in what it calls our metropolis. For example, in the Nov. 7 newspaper, I read that the "City commissioners" are considering a "2003 city budget" proposed by "City Administrator George Kolb." John W. Stokes, Augusta

Wrong revenue plan
The Augusta administrator may propose, but it's city commissioners who must dispose.

Overtime

Penalties cost Augusta team in the end

Clijsters sends Henin packing in WTA Championships

Overtime

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.

Area sports announcements
The South Carolina Basketball Officials Association needs men and women 18 years and older to referee middle school and high school (JV and varsity) games. If interested, call Sidney Gray at (803) 648-2761 or (803) 502-8146.

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.

Penalties cost Augusta team in the end
Missed buoys and penalties were the order of the day in the sixth annual Head of the South Regatta on Saturday.

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
No. 7 USC Aiken got 16 points from newcomer Sarah Kendrick and 15 from senior Jami Cornwell to defeat Augustana College 70-62 in the second round of the Sixth Disney Tip-Off Classic in Orlando, Fla.

Outdoors calendar

Masters of hunting
Aubrey Reynolds' pickup bounced noisily to a halt after a 30-minute drive along remote highways and logging roads.

Outdoors calendar
TUESDAY: Concerned citizens will meet to discuss water levels at Thurmond Lake at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Center, 160 May Ave., Lincolnton, Ga.

Masters of hunting

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.

Vick beyond comparison
PITTSBURGH - Only 22 and halfway through his first year as a starting quarterback, Michael Vick has some lofty goals for his NFL career.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Technology helps elderly keep independent lifestyles
DENVER - Ken Nixon sees his 84-year-old mom, Louise, every day. They chat in the morning and sometimes have dinner together, and he watches as she takes her Alzheimer's medication, even though they live about 250 miles apart.

Expert expects wet weather to continue through November
ALBANY, Ga. - Frequent rains in September and October have raised the water levels in streams and reservoirs and might be a sign that Georgia's nearly 5-year-old drought is beginning to ease, weather experts say.

Lady Bulldogs look for first national title with Landers

Bulldogs basketball team take on rising expectations

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.

UGA notebook
ATHENS, Ga. - It didn't take long for Georgia's Fred Gibson to get back into his big-play groove in Saturday night's 31-17 win over Mississippi.

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.

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

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.

Georgia tries to bounce back from first loss of season

Appeal of QBs wanes

Bulldogs stay in race for SEC title

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.

UGA notebook

Bulldogs stay in race for SEC title
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's football team has probably never spent as little time exulting in a victory.

Lady Bulldogs look for first national title with Landers
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.

USC notebook
COLUMBIA - As South Carolina's offense continues to struggle, freshman wide receiver Troy Williamson was missing in action for the second straight week.

USC notebook

Razorbacks embarrass Gamecocks
COLUMBIA - Unhappy with his team's offensive performance last week, South Carolina coach Lou Holtz decided to shake up his program.

Razorbacks embarrass Gamecocks

Expert expects wet weather to continue through November

In a first, battlefield laser blows up speeding shell

Technology helps elderly keep independent lifestyles

Puppet love

Moldovan bishop will speak in Thomson

Faith digest

Ungodly slander and malice have no place in politics

Attorney champions cases of legal and spiritual nature