Bonds appears set to win fifth MVP award

Bonds appears set to win fifth MVP award
NEW YORK -- Barry Bonds probably will pick up a big postseason honor Monday, just not the one he wanted.

Last Republican governor hailed from Augusta

Odds and Ends
NORWALK, Calif. -- Godzilla was found wandering the streets, but Mothra wasn't his biggest adversary - cars were.

Man gets 10 years for cocaine in false leg
LONDON - A Jamaican man who tried to smuggle $103,000 in cocaine into Britain in his artificial leg has been jailed for 10 years, customs officers said Saturday.

Duke donors reject gargoyles
Duke University has more than 100 gargoyles perched on its Gothic-style buildings to ward off evil spirits, but the two newest sculptures ended up spooking the wealthy donors they were intended to honor.

Author of books on stupidity arrested for allegedly trying to solicit girl online
LANTANA, Fla. -- A man who has written two books on stupidity was arrested for allegedly trying to arrange sex with a 15-year-old girl over the Internet. The girl turned out to be an undercover male detective.

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

Planning necessary to keep business

Do I need renter's insurance?
Q: I've heard of renter's insurance, but do I really need it? Doesn't the landlord's policy cover most misfortunes?

Hedge funds may be unwise for smaller investors

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.

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Target Corp.

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.

Pharmaceutical industry may benefit from Republican win

Mapping the road ahead

Do I need renter's insurance?

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.

Hedge funds may be unwise for smaller investors
NEW YORK -- Once reserved for the wealthy, hedge funds now offer the promise of hearty returns to smaller investors in the worst of financial times. But the loosely regulated ventures come with substantial risks and aren't for everyone.

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.

On the move

Business calendar

Pocket change

Pharmaceutical industry may benefit from Republican win
NEW YORK - There's no doubt that the pharmaceutical industry triumphed along with the Republican party in this week's election.

Clemson QB guides Tigers past Heels

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.

Monday morning quarterback

Miami unanimous No. 1 in AP poll

Monday morning quarterback
A look back and ahead in college football:

Miami unanimous No. 1 in AP poll
Miami is back at No. 1, and this time it's unanimous.

Israeli schizophrenia

A vote for veterans

For goodness' sake

Wrong revenue plan

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.

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.

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

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?

'Hidden Hills': The Marshall plan
You know the type. The husband means well but always manages to foul things up.

Daily TV highlights for week beginning Monday
At Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital, miracles are performed with a mere touch.

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

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

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.

TV theme songs: The best of the best of the best of the ...
Just sit right back and you'll read a tale, a tale of a fateful tune.

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.

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 control ACC after win over Jackets
ATLANTA -- So much for the demise of Florida State.

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 control ACC after win over Jackets

Seminoles top Jackets

Sorenstam wins 10th LPGA Tour title of the year
OTSU, Japan -- Annika Sorenstam didn't let a cold affect her bid to become the LPGA Tour's first 10-time winner in 34 years.

Sorenstam wins 10th LPGA Tour title of the year

Langer, Montgomerie share title; Goosen wins Order of Merit
SOTOGRANDE, Spain -- Colin Montgomerie and Bernhard Langer shared the Volvo Masters title Sunday when darkness halted play after two playoff holes.

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

Langer, Montgomerie share title; Goosen wins Order of Merit

South Carolina awaits outcome

Blackville-Hilda remains focused

Local survivors prepare for second round

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.

Local survivors prepare for second round
Three of the area's four remaining teams in South Carolina's lower classifications will play at home when the state football playoffs resume on Friday night.

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.

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.

Severe weather
A line of severe weather spared most of the Augusta metro area this morning, bringing only heavy rains and winds.

Columbia County Justice Center floods
Columbia County's new Justice Center was flooded this morning when a sprinkler head broke and drenched much of the first floor.

Young is the only choice

Sen. Charles Walker's leadership will be greatly missed

NCWO plight shallow, self-serving

Halloween not as scary as depicted

Halloween not a satanic holiday

Elections are over!

Augusta - a city or a county?

Republicans the lesser of the two evils

Bob Young - The model citizen

Democrats, dealt a brutal blow, face leadership crisis

Why McIntyre can't be trusted

TV theme songs: The best of the best of the best of the ...

Arts calendar

Antique accents

Where's the beef?

'Hidden Hills': The Marshall plan

Tell us about great service

Daily TV highlights for week beginning Monday

Style cam

In the know

Husband's flattering comparison was unflattering to wife

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

Aspiring NHL coaches chase dreams in ECHL

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.

Lynx stop slump

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.

Slapshots

Hundreds honor man who fought to end bias

Call of duty
Heavy mortar fire and sniper shots were routine parts of Spc. John A. MacQuilliam's day 35 years ago.

Across Georgia

Residents recall life in black community

Teen's body found along road
BURNETTOWN - The body of a Langley teenager was discovered alongside a road early Sunday, and an autopsy indicated that he was the victim of a hit-and-run incident, authorities said.

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.

Ministry offers less fortunate day care
Fran Oliver found a need and filled it. Not for profit or gain, but for satisfaction.

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

Teen's body found along road

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

Across the southeast
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -Severe storms swept across Tennessee early Sunday, killing at least three people, injuring 13 and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses.

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.

Buyers search for good deals at car auction

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

Residents discuss old neighborhood

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.

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.

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

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

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.

News you can use

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.

Carriages parade through Aiken

Carriages parade through Aiken
The brown-and-white Jack Russell terrier, Mark, wagged his tail and jumped from atop the carriage, wary, it seemed, of the muscular legs and sharp hooves of Baron, the French horse pulling the antique carriage through scenic parts of Aiken on Sunday morning.

MCG yule ornament shows historic church
A Christmas ornament depicting historic Springfield Baptist Church was unveiled Sunday as the newest in the collectible series benefiting the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center.

Severe weather

Call of duty

Man is charged in murder plan

Sunday drinkers toast new law
AIKEN - Patrons at The Willcox who raised their first glass of Aiken's commercial Sunday alcohol, whether it was a Bloody Mary or a mimosa, said they are thrilled that the new alcohol law finally went through.

Rants and Raves
NOW THAT THE elections are over, maybe President Bush can campaign hard the way he did for his friends. Maybe he can campaign to increase our Social Security.

Trigger factory sets off debate

Across South Carolina

News you can use

Subscriber of the day

Subscriber of the day

Ministry offers less fortunate day care

Across the southeast

Across the area
A Hephzibah man was taken for a mental evaluation after a six-hour standoff with police Sunday morning in which he held four family members hostage, authorities said.

County GOP marks triumphs in election

Across Georgia
ATHENS -Nearly two years after a University of Georgia law student was found dead in her burning home, police have released clues and asked for the public's help in finding her killer.

Several hurdles await Perdue

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -A World War II-era fighter taking part in an air show crashed Sunday afternoon near Owens Field, killing the pilot.

Across the area

Residents recall life in black community
Pat Stephens McCloud will never forget playing in the streets with other children - without a care - knowing all was safe.

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.

Across the southeast

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

Rants and Raves
NOW THAT THE elections are over, maybe President Bush can campaign hard the way he did for his friends. Maybe he can campaign to increase our Social Security.

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

News you can use
NOV. 11, 1984 A car stolen from a McDuffie County woman Saturday afternoon after she was shot at her residence was stopped later that night by police outside Atlanta.<

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Tammy Turner of Harlem.

Across Georgia

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.

Points title still for the taking
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Tony Stewart did what he needed to do Sunday at the Checker Auto Parts 500. So did Mark Martin.

Kenseth's gamble pays off
AVONDALE, Ariz. - When Matt Kenseth ran out of gas early in Sunday's Checker Auto Parts 500, crew chief Robbie Reiser only said one word to his driver:

Rise to the top slow for Busch

Kenseth's gamble pays off

Roush won't appeal

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.

Points title still for the taking

Olajuwon moved by fans' celebration of his retirement
HOUSTON -- Hakeem Olajuwon relived a moment from his past, hearing the Houston Rockets' fans chanting "MVP, MVP," just as they did when he won the honor in 1994.

Olajuwon moved by fans' celebration of his retirement

Fourth-quarter fumble sparks Atlanta's tying rally

Vick beyond comparison

Falcons, Steelers end game in tie

Steelers, Falcons game ends in tie

Outcome elicits array of emotions

Mr. Harold Harman    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Boncil Sanders    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Geiter    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Venson Jennings    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Johnny Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Linda Joseph    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Edwin Gay    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Idella Lanham    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. William Tyler    (MERCER, Pa.)
Mr. Benjamin Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Miss Catrice Ortiz-DeLeon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Harold Harman    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. James Maddox    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Annie Tarver    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. James Williams    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Donald Schumpert Jr.    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)
Mr. Albert Gantt    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Marian Peterson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Maddox    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Cummings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Harold Dixon
As a patent attorney, Harold Dixon's commitment to his work won him many awards.

Mrs. May Baxley    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. James Roundfield    (DETROIT, Mich.)
Mrs. Lynda Barnes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Francis OConnor    (AUGUSTA, GA.)
Mrs. Janice Williams    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruby Mims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Theodore Wiggleton    (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)
Mr. Timothy Laney    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mr. W.L. Walker    (ROCKFORD, Ill.)
Mr. Robert Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Harold Gantt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Murphy    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Rebecca Fernekes    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruby Mims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Mercer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Mercer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Mathis    (GIBSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Mae Tinley    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Myrtis Lewis    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Ms. Valarie Spratlin    (SAUTEE, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Clark    (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.)
Mrs. Mary Geiter    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Holley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Albert Gantt    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Miss Catrice Ortiz-DeLeon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Tobie Wilson Jr.    (KITE, Ga.)
Mrs. Myrtis Lewis (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James Maddox (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Roundfield (DETROIT, Mich.)

Mrs. Ruby Mims (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Joseph (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Benjamin Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Mercer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tobie Wilson Jr. (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Murphy (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Timothy Laney (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Rebecca Fernekes (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Harman (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Theodore Wiggleton (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

Mr. Donald Schumpert Jr. (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

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

Mr. James Williams (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Miss Catrice Ortiz-DeLeon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Annie Tarver (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Venson Jennings (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Francis OConnor (AUGUSTA, GA.)

Mrs. Mary Mathis (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. John Cummings (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Holley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Mims (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Gantt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Boncil Sanders (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Ms. Valarie Spratlin (SAUTEE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lynda Barnes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Maddox (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janice Williams (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Peterson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Johnny Moore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Mercer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. May Baxley (WAYNESBORO, 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

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.

Young is the only choice
Could Augustans really make themselves and their city the laughing stock of the civilized world by putting an ex-con (convicted for crimes while in office, no less) back in that same office? Art Cabot, North Augusta, S.C.

Democrats, dealt a brutal blow, face leadership crisis
The Democratic Party slowly but surely limped away from this year's midterm elections with heads hung low, after suffering a crippling defeat nationwide. Now a problem which existed well before the elections is more evident: There is a lack of leadership in the national Democratic Party. And the party is very much politically fractured, with some voting for war with Iraq and others taking the more humble approach. Herbert A. Edney IV, Augusta

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.

For goodness' sake
The Internet. Cable television. Sex-and-violence-filled network shows, movies and video games.

Halloween not as scary as depicted
Regarding Bonnie Cox's Oct. 30 letter, "Halloween glorifies Satan and should be disregarded." Her information on the history of Halloween is incorrect. Pam Harris, Harlem, Ga.

A vote for veterans
It's fitting that Veterans Day falls between Election Day and Thanksgiving Day. The right to cast our ballots in a free election - as Americans did last Tuesday - is the basic right in a democracy, for it guarantees all of the rest. We should be thankful for the part our military plays in guaranteeing our right to vote and in protecting America's values.

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

NCWO plight shallow, self-serving
I can't believe it. The Augusta National Golf Club does not have any 27-year-old, pick-up-truck-driving, middle-class-living, computer-repairing, German-Irish-Americans as members - so I want in. Charlie Bowles, Martinez, Ga.

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

Bob Young - The model citizen
Mayor Bob Young is an extraordinary citizen of the highest integrity and character who should be re-elected as our mayor. J. Douglas Herman Sr., 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.

Sen. Charles Walker's leadership will be greatly missed
He gave 22 years of service to the state of Georgia. He lost his bid for re-election, but he leaves a great legacy to his constituents. Audrey M. Thomas, Augusta

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

Penalties cost Augusta team in the end

Overtime

Overtime

Hamm leads U.S. women to Gold Cup title

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.

Overtime
USC Aiken forced 27 turnovers and Julie Szabo had a game-high 22 points as the No. 7 Lady Pacers won the consolation final of the Disney Tip-Off Classic with a 75-52 win over Findlay University on Sunday.

Hamm leads U.S. women to Gold Cup title
PASADENA, Calif. -- After the rain stopped and the fog lifted, Mia Hamm did what she has done so many times before. She scored the winning goal.

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.

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.

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

Outdoors calendar

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

Saints top Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers' latest fourth-quarter collapse allowed the New Orleans Saints to match their best start in 10 years.

Falcons, Steelers end game in tie
PITTSBURGH -- No Pittsburgh quarterback ever played a better game than Tommy Maddox did Sunday. And no Atlanta quarterback ever played a better fourth quarter that Michael Vick.

Outcome elicits array of emotions
PITTSBURGH - It's no surprise Keith Brooking and Warrick Dunn had different views of the Atlanta Falcons' 34-34 tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday.

Fourth-quarter fumble sparks Atlanta's tying rally
PITTSBURGH - Mark Simoneau hasn't had many chances to play in defensive schemes this year, but Atlanta's third-year linebacker helped the Falcons avoid a blowout when he forced and recovered a fumble early in the fourth quarter of their 34-34 tie with Pittsburgh Sunday.

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.

Steelers, Falcons game ends in tie
PITTSBURGH -- Tommy Maddox's comeback story gets better with every week. On this record-setting day, though, Michael Vick's comeback was just as remarkable.

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.

In wireless, safety services could be underrated opportunity
NEW YORK -- Chris Coles has a plan to make you safer and give the wireless industry a jolt.

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.

Smallpox vaccinations may have adverse effects
As President Bush mulls authorizing smallpox vaccination for half a million service personnel and an equal number of civilian health workers, some experts are anxious about the health implications for those who get the shots and those who don't.

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.

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.

Bulldogs stay in race for SEC title

UGA notebook

Lady Bulldogs look for first national title with Landers

Edwards pays price in victory

Edwards pays price in victory
She fainted minutes after watching her son drop a potential touchdown pass in a loss to Florida. While spending three days in the hospital, she was angered after hearing fans had bashed him for the gaffe.

Gamcocks still have bowl hopes
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Before Saturday's game, both Arkansas and South Carolina said they were about to play the most important game of the season.

USC notebook

Razorbacks embarrass Gamecocks

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

Gamcocks still have bowl hopes

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.

Odds and Ends

Expert expects wet weather to continue through November

In wireless, safety services could be underrated opportunity

Technology helps elderly keep independent lifestyles

Smallpox vaccinations may have adverse effects