Bonds unanimous pick for fifth MVP award
NEW YORK -- Barry Bonds is winning Most Valuable Player awards so fast and so often, he doesn't know what to do with them.

Pettitte files conditionally for free agency

Bonds appears set to win fifth MVP award

Bonds unanimous pick for fifth MVP award

Pettitte files conditionally for free agency
NEW YORK -- Andy Pettitte conditionally filed for free agency Monday while he waits to learn if the New York Yankees exercise his $11.5 million option for 2003.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Support sought to keep post open
Augusta and Fort Gordon need to have a stronger partnership if the military installation is to survive the next round of base closures, the city's top military consultant said Monday.

Stocks fall on war fears, lack of positive economic news
NEW YORK -- Escalating concerns about a war with Iraq dominated Wall Street Monday, sending stocks sliding Monday in light Veterans Day trading.

Hedge funds may be unwise for smaller investors

Builders' sticker is in works
The city is trying to put some teeth into its regulation of builders, who are not specifically licensed by the state.

Stocks fall on war fears, lack of positive economic news

Cable executive heads to Jacksonville
Comcast's top cable executive in Augusta will be moving to Jacksonville, Fla., to run that city's cable operation after the Comcast-AT&T merger.

Do I need renter's insurance?

Business briefs
NEW ORLEANS - A lawsuit claiming that Progressive Corp. unlawfully denied overtime pay to its insurance claims representatives has been certified as a class action, bringing in thousands of current and former employees.

Pharmaceutical industry may benefit from Republican win

Forest acreage goes on sale

Forest acreage goes on sale
CRAWFORD, Ga. - More than 9,000 acres of Oglethorpe County land went on the auction block last week, though it is uncertain how much will change hands.

Support sought to keep post open

Cable executive heads to Jacksonville

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.

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?

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.

Builders' sticker is in works

Ohio State tops latest BCS standings; Miami second
Miami might be No. 1 in two polls, but Ohio State is atop the latest Bowl Championship Series standings.

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

Monday morning quarterback

Miami unanimous No. 1 in AP poll

Ohio State tops latest BCS standings; Miami second

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

Arizona No. 1 in preseason Top 25

For goodness' sake

Head of the class

Arab world is key

Is world waking up?

A vote for veterans

Seniors calendar
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Style camera to hit the town
Do you have a party coming up this season?

Let's go nuts
It's the glue that has bound countless childhood memories.

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

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.

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

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

Seminoles control ACC after win over 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.

Q & A with Hootie Johnson
Augusta National Golf Club and Masters Tournament Chairman Hootie Johnson recently sat down with John Boyette, sports editor of The Augusta Chronicle, for a question-and-answer session. Here is his report:

Q & A with Hootie Johnson

Shark to rejoin PGA Tour
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Greg Norman will rejoin the PGA Tour next year, allowing him to play in as many tournaments as he wants.

Sorenstam wins 10th LPGA Tour title of the year

There is no timetable, Johnson says
Hootie Johnson picks up a handful of letters from his well-appointed desk and shows them to a visitor.

Forget the polls: Augusta State is good
After the fall season Augusta State had, men's golf coach Josh Gregory is seeking respect from the pollsters.

There is no timetable, Johnson says

Shark to rejoin PGA Tour

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.

Forget the polls: Augusta State is good

Langer, Montgomerie share title; Goosen wins Order of Merit

Local survivors prepare for second round

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.

Thrashers edge Flames
ATLANTA -- Pasi Nurminen stopped 31 of 32 shots as the Atlanta Thrashers beat Calgary 2-1 Monday and extended the Flames' franchise-record scoring drought.

Thrashers edge Flames

Apologies a must for bringing rain after car wash
Sorry about the rain Monday - a holiday for many of you.

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.

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

Bob Young - The model citizen

NCWO plight shallow, self-serving

Proposal for Thurmond Lake levels

Wants federal, bike-path funds used in downtown area

Democrats, dealt a brutal blow, face leadership crisis

Americans must live with their choices

Oh happy day, Perdue elected

Aiken's cleanup is the pick of the litter

Halloween not as scary as depicted

Make new ethics laws a priority

Young is the only choice

Sen. Charles Walker's leadership will be greatly missed

Craft show is no place for strollers

Seniors calendar

Style camera to hit the town

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

Daily TV highlights for week beginning Monday

'Hidden Hills': The Marshall plan

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.

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.

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

News you can use
NOV. 12, 1965 Former President Eisenhower was resting comfortably at Fort Gordon's hospital Thursday night after a day free of the chest pains that struck both Tuesday and Wednesday.

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.

Across the area
Four juveniles were charged with stealing vehicles from an Augusta dealership last weekend, police said.

Subscriber of the day

Doctor at Duke to take position
He's not the money man, but Steve J. Schwab figures to pay off as the new chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia.

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 South Carolina
LEXINGTON - Lexington County residents will line up tonight to voice their concerns about a proposed ban on exotic animals before the county council approves the list of unwanted creatures.

Across Georgia

Across Georgia
ATHENS - The University of Georgia has decided not to tattle on students when they get into trouble for drugs or alcohol.

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.

Rants and Raves
I KNOW I am nearly 70 years old, but I am sick and tired of getting ads in my mail for hearing aids and scooters. If we want them, we know where to get them.

Public near to vote on districts
AIKEN - The city inched closer to a new voting structure Monday night that will require approval from voters.

Server to blame for slow postings

Residents recall life in black community

Sprinkler floods court
A broken sprinkler head flooded much of the first floor of Columbia County's new Justice Center and Courthouse Annex early Monday, damaging the office of the clerk of court but sparing many of the records kept there, officials said.

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

Public near to vote on districts

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is John Boswell of North Augusta.

Help from above
Gene Redd, of Aiken, offers shelter to Christopher Bell, 13, who attends Kennedy Middle School, as he adjusts his backpack after school. Rain swept through the area Monday and is expected to continue today.

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.

Cutbacks squeeze university
ATHENS, Ga. - Times are lean - and getting leaner - at the University of Georgia.

Across the area

Beneath a threatening sky
Brian Joiner, of Augusta, walks along Riverwalk Augusta near the marina as clouds move through the area. Parts of Georgia and South Carolina saw heavy rains Monday, and forecasters say the rains likely will hang around through today.

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.

Across Georgia

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.

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.

Carriages parade through Aiken

Man pleads guilty in girl's death

Rants and Raves
I KNOW I am nearly 70 years old, but I am sick and tired of getting ads in my mail for hearing aids and scooters. If we want them, we know where to get them.

Man pleads guilty in girl's death
AIKEN - A New Ellenton man who was charged along with his girlfriend in the fatal beating of her 15-month-old daughter pleaded guilty Monday after accepting a deal from prosecutors.

Beneath a threatening sky

Officers discover fugitive in closet
Police say Christopher George Coleman was hiding in a closet when they captured him Monday afternoon, ending a 17-day manhunt.

Replica to be set up in Columbia County
A reproduction of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is coming to Columbia County.

Server to blame for slow postings
Richmond County Board of Elections members received an explanation Monday for why it took so long for last week's election results to be posted on the city's Web site.

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.<

Across South Carolina

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.

Subscriber of the day

Teen's body found along road

Ministry offers less fortunate day care

Across the southeast

News you can use

City closer to judicial complex

News you can use

Ceremony welcomes vets home
AIKEN - Veterans of the Vietnam War didn't come home to cheerleaders. Many remember coming home to protesters.

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

Lightning fire causes $300,000 in damage
AIKEN - A lightning strike ignited a fire that caused heavy damage to a home in Woodside Plantation subdivision Monday night.

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.

City closer to judicial complex
After years of talk, a new courts complex is mostly funded and about 36 months from completion.

Cutbacks squeeze university

Across South Carolina

Doctor at Duke to take position

Help from above

Severe weather

Call of duty

Points title still for the taking

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

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:

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

Arizona No. 1 in preseason Top 25
With five returning starters, Arizona was No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason poll Monday for the third time in six years.

Steelers, Falcons game ends in tie

Vick learns how to handle injuries, fatigue

Monday Night Football: Raiders rout Broncos

Fourth-quarter fumble sparks Atlanta's tying rally

Panthers can't figure out how to win late games

Outcome elicits array of emotions

Falcons, Steelers end game in tie

Mr. Harold Vennemann    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Bernice Neal    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Clark    (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.)
Mr. James Maddox    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Bill Pritchard    (GRACEWOOD, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Mercer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Charlie Turman Sr.    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Geiter    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Johnny Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Harold Dixon
As a patent attorney, Harold Dixon's commitment to his work won him many awards.

Mrs. Marian Peterson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Myrl Brooks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Rev. William Schaeffer    (INMAN, S.C.)
Mr. Homer Brooks    (WRENS, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruby Mims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Williams    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Murphy    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Timothy Laney    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Miss Catrice Ortiz-DeLeon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Freddie Morse Jr.    (SPARTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Marian Peterson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Miss Catrice Ortiz-DeLeon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Donald Schumpert Jr.    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)
Mrs. Lynda Barnes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Catherine Cox    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)
Mr. James Roundfield    (DETROIT, Mich.)
Mrs. Annie Tarver    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. James Williams    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Balem Thompson Jr.    (WAGENER, S.C.)
Taylor Tutt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Percy Stokes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Harold Harman    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Myrtis Lewis    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. William Tyler    (MERCER, Pa.)
Mr. Robert McClain    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Tobie Wilson Jr.    (KITE, Ga.)
Mrs. Emmie McLarty    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Albert Gantt    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Mercer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruby Mims    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Steven Greene    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
Mrs. Annie Tarver    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Warren Groves    (BLACK MOUNTAIN , N.C.)
Miss Katrina Holcomb    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Edwin Gay    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Harold Vennemann (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie Morse Jr. (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Turman Sr. (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Mary Mercer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Peterson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Taylor Tutt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Maddox (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Annie Tarver (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Neal (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Percy Stokes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Tarver (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James Roundfield (DETROIT, Mich.)

Mrs. Emmie McLarty (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Mims (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Homer Brooks (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Mercer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Cox (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtis Lewis (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Miss Catrice Ortiz-DeLeon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Mims (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Steven Greene (LANGLEY, S.C.)

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

Rev. William Schaeffer (INMAN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Myrl Brooks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Peterson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lynda Barnes (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Miss Catrice Ortiz-DeLeon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Katrina Holcomb (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Murphy (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Wants federal, bike-path funds used in downtown area
There was another voting that took place last week. It was a community-planning meeting for the 20-year bicycle and pedestrian plan. The staff of ARCADIS, an Atlanta-based consulting firm, and the Planning Commission provided many opportunities for input from citizens in the metropolitan area over the past six months. The plan is a recommendation for additions and improvements at 5-, 10-, 15- and 20-year increments. Priscilla Bence, Martinez, Ga.

Is world waking up?
Finally, 14 months after the unprovoked attacks on America, the war on terrorism seems to be becoming a truly global cause.

Oh happy day, Perdue elected
Sonny Perdue was elected! Oh, joy! I voted for him, and I am black. He is needed - not Gov. Roy Barnes. Margaree Proctor, Augusta

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

Craft show is no place for strollers
In a few days, Christmas Made in the South craft show will return to the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center. For many of us, it marks the beginning of the holiday season. It is one of my favorite civic center events. Jean Strein, North Augusta, S.C.

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.

Proposal for Thurmond Lake levels
As discussed previously, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does not consider property and business values in their guidelines for Lake Thurmond. These would far outweigh the concern for power production since the Southeastern Power Administration can get economical power elsewhere during a drought. Jerry Clontz, Aiken, S.C.

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.

Arab world is key
When you see a news headline reading, "Arab leaders pressure Saddam," you are tempted to blurt out, "It's about doggone time!"

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

Head of the class
Rebecca Hilton has done herself and Aiken Technical College proud by receiving the highest honor the state of South Carolina can bestow on a college educator: being named the Governor's Professor of the Year.

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

Make new ethics laws a priority
I believe a lot of the recent elections were decided on ethics. Now that there will soon be a lot of new faces in our governments, now is the time we all must push for improved ethical standards. Tom Mulherin, Augusta

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

Americans must live with their choices
In the 2000 presidential election, George W. Bush won the presidency without a strong mandate from the American people, having lost the popular vote to Al Gore. Brian Gridley, Evans, Ga.

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.

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.

Aiken's cleanup is the pick of the litter
Let's say you wanted to clean up your neighborhood and pile the trash up on the side of the road and have someone else pick it up and take it away. Roger Brock, Aiken, S.C.

Overtime

Overtime

Hamm leads U.S. women to Gold Cup title

Three men investigated in Breeders' Cup bet headed to court

Overtime
The Augusta Boxing Club went a perfect 6-0 Saturday in the Carolina Foothills Amateur Invitational at Wilkesboro, N.C.

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.

Three men investigated in Breeders' Cup bet headed to court
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Three former frat brothers being investigated for a suspicious Breeders' Cup bet worth $3 million are headed to federal court.

Vick learns how to handle injuries, fatigue
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Michael Vick is learning how to conserve his energy over an entire NFL game. The Atlanta Falcons couldn't be happier.

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.

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.

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.

Panthers can't figure out how to win late games
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Under normal circumstances, Julius Peppers would have thought his powerful sack in the closing minutes of a game would have sealed the victory for his team.

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.

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.

Monday Night Football: Raiders rout Broncos
DENVER -- The Oakland Raiders turned Monday Night Football's anniversary celebration into a record-setting show for their old folks.

Unfazed by Hollywood, small company offers copying software
ST. LOUIS -- After two decades in computer consulting, Robert Moore pulled out his laptop and pulled his son aside, hoping to teach the young man a thing or two about dad's work.

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.

For the holidays, targeted e-mail all the rage
NEW YORK -- This holiday, the war among retailers to win consumers' attention isn't just being played out on selling floors and Web sites. It's heating up in shoppers' e-mail inboxes.

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.

Sold! Internet cattle auctions combine old-time feel, computer-age convenience
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Cattle broker Jeff Ferguson can buy livestock without getting his boots dirty. He doesn't even have to leave the office.

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.

Holtz says he'll return to South Carolina next year
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Lou Holtz intends to return as South Carolina's football coach next year, blaming himself for his team's poor play following a strong start to the season.

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.

Holtz says he'll return to South Carolina next year

Gamcocks still have bowl hopes

Artist's corner
Amber Starr, 18, is a senior ar Westside High School. She drew Qubist Still Life, a color pencil drawing on paper, as an assignment for her advanced placement art class.

Video tells of death in 'The Ring'

Book encourages self-examination

Slow plot makes 'Tuck' boring to older audience
Tuck Everlasting

What teens watch
It appears Buffy may have come back from the dead for no reason.

Audio best

Book encourages self-examination
What Happened to Lani Garver by Carol Plum-Ucci is a carefully woven work that crafts a tale that often blurs the line between fantasy and reality.

Slow plot makes 'Tuck' boring to older audience

Question of the week

Video tells of death in 'The Ring'
THE RING

Teen shoudn't leave to be with 23-year old
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I'm 18 and in love with a guy who's fixing to turn 23. He lives in Tennessee, and I'm stuck in South Carolina. It really kills me that we're so far apart. What should I do? - 18-year-old Edgefield girl

Artist's corner

My pad

Teen shoudn't leave to be with 23-year old

Question of the week
Question of the Week: How many hours of TV do you watch a day?

What teens watch

Xtreme calendar

Your style

Your style
THE FACTS: Diedra Davis, 15, and Moses Counts, 16, sophomores, Glenn Hills High School.

Xtreme calendar
It's report card day for Richmond County public schools.

Audio best
Champ: Papa Roach: She Loves Me Not, from the CD Lovehatetragedy Challenger: Oakenfold Starry Eyed Surprise from the CD Bunkka

My pad
THE FACTS: Stephanie Stallings, 16, a junior at the Academy of Richmond County

Odds and Ends

For the holidays, targeted e-mail all the rage

Sold! Internet cattle auctions combine old-time feel, computer-age convenience

In wireless, safety services could be underrated opportunity

Smallpox vaccinations may have adverse effects

Unfazed by Hollywood, small company offers copying software