Concert calendar
DON "DC" CURRY: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; advance floor seats $28.50 and advance balcony seats $26.50, day of show floor seats $30.50 and day of show balcony seats $28.50; 724-2400.

Guitar pull went to heart of country music
The concert featured a grab bag of country artists - Trace Adkins, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Mark Chesnutt, Lonestar, Cyndi Thompson and Blake Shelton - performing hits (and occasional misses) au natural, armed with only acoustic guitars. The show was a remarkable lesson in possibilities. Not only did it allow Augusta audiences to be a part of that rarest of local beasts, a sold-out show, but it also spoke volumes about the power inherent in country music.

At the Movies: 'Half Past Dead'
What if they reopened Alcatraz? What if they tried to graft a personality onto Steven Seagal? What if they tried both in the same movie?

Guitar pull went to heart of country music

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country music couple riding high everywhere, except in Nashville
Faith Hill and her husband, Tim McGraw, may have been shut out in the Country Music Association's recent awards, but their careers are in high gear.

Crafts show offers something for everyone

Mini reviews
FRIDA (*** 1/2 , R) The story of Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek), a passionate artist who struggled through lifelong pain to create extraordinary paintings, and yet was overshadowed during her lifetime by her husband, the famous and equally tempestuous Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina). Evans.

At the Movies: 'Half Past Dead'

3 Doors Down needs to find a new direction
After an evening with 3 Doors Down, it's easy to understand why rock's in a hard place.

Standing ovations

Performing can boost a child's self-confidence
Ten-year-old Nicholas Elia got more than he bargained for when he joined Mickey Lubeck's Children's Musical Theatre Ensemble.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country music couple riding high everywhere, except in Nashville

Applause calendar
SACRED HEART GIFT SHOP HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; artwork by Maryann Baggs; book signings, Christine Deriso's Dreams to Grow On and Karin Calloway's Quick Cooking; 826-4701.

3 Doors Down needs to find a new direction

Club Calendar
RED LION: 1936 Walton Way; Black-Eyed Susan and Battle of the Sexes NTN trivia tonight, Jemani Saturday, karaoke and QB 1 Monday, DUI Tuesday, trivia Wednesday and ladies night and Amber Rock Sports-Town Challenge Thursday; 736-7707.

Mini reviews

Harry Potter heads back to class: 'Chamber of Secrets' opens on record number of screens
The boy wizard's second film adventure, "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," opens Friday on even more screens in more theaters than "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" did a year ago.

Harry Potter heads back to class: 'Chamber of Secrets' opens on record number of screens

Nichols' films have character
The world would be a bleaker place without Mike Nichols. In the 1950s, Mr. Nichols, who turns 71 today, and his comedic partner, Elaine May, changed the face of comedy with a smart, improvisational style that threw a monkey-wrench (or perhaps a rubber chicken) in the established gag-master machinery.

Nichols' films have character

String quartet likes to play with feeling
The Stamic Quartet loves a story well-played.

Club Calendar

Students to honor composer
For the past several weeks, students at Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School have been immersing themselves in history. But instead of poring over dusty tomes and textbooks, these theater, music and dance students are taking their scholarly endeavors on stage.

Applause calendar

Standing ovations
IN THE AIR (FORCE)

Concert calendar

Crafts show offers something for everyone
Santa Claus is coming to town, and artists and craftsmen from across the Southeast are tagging along.

Students to honor composer

These students have a lot of learning left to do

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - Imagine the horror Atlanta Braves fans will feel seeing longtime ace Tom Glavine wearing a Philadelphia Phillies or New York Mets uniform.

Maddux, Jones win Gold Gloves

Braves notebook

Maddux, Jones win Gold Gloves
ST. LOUIS -- Greg Maddux won his 13th straight Gold Glove, and St. Louis Cardinals players won four of the nine National League awards Thursday.

MCG Health forms eye clinic

Drop in jobless claims persists
A Labor Department economic report released Thursday suggested that companies, struggling to cope with the uneven economic recovery, are reducing the speed at which they lay off workers.

Safe at any speed
Larry Peterson of Bath, S.C., drives a race car simulator at an Advance Auto Parts store in North Augusta. The simulator and other racing gear were on view Thursday to celebrate the company's acquisition of four Discount Auto Parts stores.

Pocket change
Sid Mullis, the director of the University of Georgia Extension Service in Richmond County, was awarded the Georgia Association of County Agricultural Agents' Distinguished Service Award on Tuesday.

Stocks rise on upbeat retail news

Group brings up insurance issues
A group of more than 60 local members of the auto collision repair industry met Thursday night to hear what their insurance commissioner could do for them.

Stocks gain on stronger-than-expected consumer sentiment
NEW YORK -- Stronger-than-expected consumer sentiment gave Wall Street a lift Friday, sending the Dow Jones industrials to its sixth straight weekly advance as investors clung to hopes of a strengthening economic recovery.

Agency predicts high natural gas demand
Get out the caulking gun and the insulation. In its latest report, the federal Energy Information Administration is forecasting a 25 percent increase in household natural gas expenditures this winter compared with last winter.

Pocket change

Delta plans to add new airline unit
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines is launching a low-fare mini-airline at the same time it cuts costs by $2.5 billion during the next three years.

Agency predicts high natural gas demand

Business briefs
CHICAGO - HSBC Holdings PLC announced a $14.2 billion deal Thursday to buy Household International Inc., which owns the Beneficial and Household Finance brands and is the largest independent consumer finance company in United States.

Delta plans to add new airline unit

MCG Health forms eye clinic
MCG Health Inc. is looking to establish a presence in south Augusta by turning a former car dealership into an eye clinic.

Group brings up insurance issues

Stocks rise on upbeat retail news
NEW YORK -- Buyers reasserted themselves on Wall Street Thursday, motivated by upbeat retail news that included better-than-expected October sales. The Dow Jones industrials rose nearly 100 points, while the Nasdaq composite index jumped more than 30.

Safe at any speed

Business briefs

Getting to a BCS game can be complicated
When it comes to deciding at-large bids for Bowl Championship Series games, the rules are mighty complicated.

Gameday

Gators need win, and some help

Valdosta State seeks second straight perfect regular season
Valdosta State will try to wrap up its second consecutive perfect regular season before entering the NCAA Division II playoffs when the Blazers visit archrival West Georgia Saturday night.

Gameday
GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 7 Georgia (9-1, 6-1 SEC) at No. 24 Auburn (7-3, 4-2)

Gators need win, and some help
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The days of "Win and You're In" are over at Florida. Now, scoreboard watching is in vogue.

Valdosta State seeks second straight perfect regular season

Empress has no clothes

Wrong way race plan

No time to backtrack

A safer homeland

If forced, bulbs will bloom late
Forcing bulbs for winter bloom is an interesting and rewarding project. You just need simple equipment that can be found around the home, or at the garden center.

If forced, bulbs will bloom late

Seasonal change

Seasonal change
Johanna and Clarence Shorter's yard is ready for winter, but a few flowers linger amid the dying vines and memories of a garden laid by.

Crenshaw, coach among Hall of Fame inductees

Crenshaw, coach among Hall of Fame inductees
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Ben Crenshaw has been linked with trusty teacher Harvey Penick for as long as he has played golf. His induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame will be no different.

Langer ready for hall enshrinement
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - There haven't been many inductees into the World Golf Hall of Fame who were ranked in the top 20 in the world at the time of their enshrinement and are coming off a victory.

Tour returns to Boston on Labor Day
The PGA Tour is returning to the Boston area for the first time in five years with a $5 million event that will end on Labor Day and feature Tiger Woods, whose foundation will get the charitable proceeds.

Faldo returns to match play
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- Nick Faldo has won more Ryder Cup points than any European in history. Now he gets another chance at team match play with a different set of teammates and a more relaxed atmosphere.

Tour returns to Boston on Labor Day

Langer ready for hall enshrinement

Faldo returns to match play

United States claims lead in Warburg Cup
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Tom Lehman had never played with Raymond Floyd before Friday's first round of the UBS Warburg Cup. They teamed so well in their foursomes match that they'll do it again today.

South Carolina football roundup

Burke County bearing down to take next step up

Aiken kicker finds his place

Wilson eliminates Midland Valley

League denies playoff appeals

Lions bounced from playoffs

Prep picks

South Aiken falls short

Hawks' depth grows deeper in playoff win

Screven County wins region

Prep football schedule

Silver Bluff makes exit

Spiritual center

North Augusta falls

On the air

Hawks record shutout

Key matchups

South Carolina football roundup
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - The Hawks got three first-quarter touchdowns to advance to the Lower State semifinals in Class A.

Prep picks
Can you imagine the problems if the South Carolina High School League would have had if it allowed Marlboro County and Northwestern back into the Class AAAA playoffs?

South Aiken falls short
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. - South Aiken rallied from a two-touchdown deficit in the second half, but Berkeley kicked a 37-yard field goal with 2:17 to play for a 24-21 victory in the first round of the Class AAAA Division II playoffs Friday night.

League denies playoff appeals
COLUMBIA - This time, the meeting was open to the public and the media.

Hawks record shutout
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Is Tyrese Burnett the next great product of Washington County's storied football program?

Burke County bearing down to take next step up
Burke County coach Steve Summers has to check his math, but he's pretty sure he's got all the playoff possibilities covered.

Key matchups
Here are this weekend's key matchups.

Aiken kicker finds his place
The instructions for Aiken's Calder Reardon are always simple.

Silver Bluff makes exit
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - His right hand was hurting, but the mental anguish for Silver Bluff senior quarterback De'Angelo Bryant was more painful.

Lions bounced from playoffs
For the Augusta Christian football team, FPD is worse than a four-letter word.

Screven County wins region
BAXLEY, Ga. - Which of the following statements apply to the Screven County football team?

Hawks' depth grows deeper in playoff win
Blackville-Hilda coach David Berry entered the Hawks' Class A first round playoff game Nov. 8 understanding the advantages his team had over Elloree.

Georgia football roundup
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Jamie Dickey completed 8 of 15 passes for 133 yards and three touchdowns as Brentwood advanced to the semifinals of the Class AA Georgia Independent School Association playoffs.

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

Spiritual center
Lance Watkins is talking, and it's not hard to see there's something different about this high school football player.

Wilson eliminates Midland Valley
You now exactly what's coming, but you still can't stop it. Few things are more demoralizing in football, especially when your opponent is running it right up the middle.

Prep football schedule
Here is a schedule of this weekend's games.

Musketeers get first region win
Richmond Academy defeated Josey 20-12 at ARC Stadium Friday night in a game that showcased two young teams vying for their first region win.

North Augusta falls
The Marlboro County-Northwestern fiasco was resolved in the nick of time Thursday. A day later, North Augusta suffered the consequences.

Coyotes bash Thrashers
ATLANTA -- Tony Amonte had a goal and an assist as the Phoenix Coyotes used a pair of quick strikes to end a three-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Friday night.

Get this: Thrashers on a winning streak

Coach, player suspended for junior-league brawls
LONGUEUIL, Quebec -- The coach and a player from a team involved in a brawl-filled junior hockey league game were suspended by the league Thursday.

Coach, player suspended for junior-league brawls

Coyotes bash Thrashers

Get this: Thrashers on a winning streak
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Thrashers coach Curt Fraser seemed on the verge of getting fired a few days ago.

These students have a lot of learning left to do
A common theme during the political season has been education, and probably for good reason. We all know there is room for improvement.

Advises against surgery for obesity

McIntyre has known hard times

Young: a leader since childhood

Mayoral race overshadows all else

Candidate has vision, experience

Tax-spend officials need watching

Choose candidate who will keep his promises

The choice is clear, the time is now

Young helps city achieve potential

Hilton is an exceptional teacher

Lynx road report
Friday and Saturday: vs. Florida Everblades, TECO Arena, 7:35 p.m.

Third period dooms Lynx

Coaches were friends before they were foes
Across the top of the lockers in the Montreal Canadiens' dressing room are the words: "To you from falling hands we throw the torch. Be yours to hold it high."

Third period dooms Lynx
ESTERO, Fla. - Florida's Joe Blaznek and Ryan Murphy scored two goals apiece as the Everblades swamped the Augusta Lynx 5-1 at TECO arena Friday night.

Coaches were friends before they were foes

Lynx road report

Subscriber of the day

Rants and Raves
TO ALL MINISTERS out there: Please stay out of politics and stay in the pulpit.

Mother recalls accident in book

Honoring heroes

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Terrence Kuske of Augusta.

Faucet floods courts' offices

News you can use

Driver cleared in death of biker

Crowds come to pay tribute to lost heroes
Veterans joined family members of those listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Friday at the Columbia County fairgrounds for opening ceremonies for the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall.

Across the area

Across Georgia
WARNER ROBINS - The Warner Robins Development Authority has approved the sale of its Advanced Technology Development Center for $2.5 million to the Georgia Board of Regents, clearing the way for Fort Valley State University to establish a Warner Robins campus.

Moving tribute

Cheeks denies owing Democrats
Georgia's Democratic Party wants its money back from some former Democrats who turned Republican after the election, but Sen. Don Cheeks, who converted post-election, said he doesn't owe the Democrats a penny.

School bus drivers face new fitness standards
AIKEN - The state is requiring its school bus drivers to be capable of rescuing pupils from buses in emergencies.

Across Georgia

Doctors push for liability reforms
ATLANTA - Firing the first shot in what promises to be a major fight, doctors from across Georgia marched on the Capitol on Friday, demanding legal reforms to curb soaring malpractice insurance rates.

Shop and rock

Moving tribute
Volunteers and family members of men and women who died in the Vietnam War spent Thursday assembling a mobile version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall at the Columbia County fairgrounds.

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.

Center invites families to party with the stars
AIKEN - If you're looking for something stellar to do tonight, look no further.

Truths hold up in hunt for crafts
It surrounds and engulfs, the craft show. Constant stimuli spin off handmade knickknacks and objets d'art, and the perpetually overcrowded aisles are a stroller speedway, with usually mild-mannered mothers careening from one booth to the next in search of the elusive craft bargain.

Ex-agent charged with molestation
A retired agent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was charged this week with molesting a teenage boy more than a decade ago, authorities said.

Commissioners consider spending cuts
After a week of budget briefings, Augusta commissioners began the tedious task of considering spending cuts during a Thursday afternoon work session.

Mother recalls accident in book
Jackie Boatwright couldn't believe the doctors wanted her to pull the plug on her son.

GOP senators elect leadership
ATLANTA - Meeting for the first time in Georgia history as a majority party, Senate Republicans on Thursday elected their leaders and pledged to work with Democrats at the state Capitol.

Rants and Raves
TO ALL MINISTERS out there: Please stay out of politics and stay in the pulpit.

Georgia DOT will get new faces

Lesson in teamwork
They don't eat bugs; they don't vote anybody off; and their strategy is teamwork.

Two charged in teacher hoax
BEAUFORT, S.C. - Robin Green might not have taught students much in the weeks she was employed by the Beaufort County School District, but the women who allegedly created her might learn a lesson.

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Across the area

Driver cleared in death of biker
AIKEN - A crime scene investigation this week has cleared a motorist who collided with a biker from any wrongdoing in the man's death.

Center invites families to party with the stars

News you can use

GOP senators elect leadership

Across South Carolina

School bus drivers face new fitness standards

E. coli leads to recall of beef
An Augusta meat-packing plant agreed Thursday night to recall 54,000 pounds of ground beef that might be contaminated with E. coli bacteria, according to federal health officials.

News you can use
Applications for The Augusta Chronicle's Empty Stocking Fund may be picked up at these locations during regular office hours: the main office, 725 Broad St.; the Aiken office, 123 Pendleton St.; or the Columbia County office, 4143 Columbia Road.

Accident traps man under car

Accident traps man under car
A man was pinned under a car Friday afternoon after he was run over while pouring cement in his yard.

Across South Carolina

Analysis suggests awards motivate
ATLANTA - As a pre-med student at the University of Georgia, Priyanka Gill works hard in her classes to ensure a bright future.

Across Georgia

Lesson in teamwork

Truths hold up in hunt for crafts

Georgia DOT will get new faces
First, voters and politicians performed the congressional redistricting shuffle. Now it's the Georgia Department of Transportation's turn as it readies for its own topsy-turvy move.

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.

Across the area
An Augusta man was stabbed Thursday when he attacked a couple with a tire iron, police said.

Honoring heroes
Capt. Wendell Hall of Aiken Public Safety, joins other public safety officers and members of Aiken County fire departments in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance with pupils from Leavelle-McCampbell Middle School in Graniteville.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Eleven new or expanded museums across the state are calling on the help of home-county lawmakers to get at least $50 million in state funds next year.

Across South Carolina
ANDERSON -A youth minister has pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct with children in his youth group.

News you can use
NOV. 15, 1970 The Paine College drive to raise $100,000 to replace historic Haygood Hall has been revitalized with a $1,000 check from M.M. Scott Sr., the vice president of Pilgrim Health and Life Insurance Co.

Across the area
Richmond County narcotics officers arrested an Augusta man Friday after they found more than $60,000 worth of marijuana plants near his home.

E. coli leads to recall of beef

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -The state Board of Education is seeking reimbursement of more than $500,000 in contracts that board members say Superintendent Linda Schrenko authorized by sidestepping them.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Robert Watkins of Wrens, Georgia.

Faucet floods courts' offices
Richmond County Probate Court officials are asking people to call ahead before visiting their office Monday to see whether water-damaged computers have been repaired. The phone number is 821-2434.

Doctors push for liability reforms

Shop and rock
Members of the Charlotte, N.C., band Justincase perform outside the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Evans on Thursday evening. The band has a new CD in stores titled Justincase. They recently signed a contract with Madonna's record label, Maverick Records.

Governor approves more budget trims
ATLANTA - Warning of a possible budget shortfall, Gov. Roy Barnes' outgoing administration has ordered deeper cuts throughout state government and has extended the curbs to education, which could force some counties to slash teacher salaries.

Local television stations know what's at stake during sweeps
Quick. How many sports cliches can you drudge up to describe November sweeps?

Competition could be taken out of championship chase

Injury will keep Fernandez out of homecoming CART race
MEXICO CITY -- Adrian Fernandez has been forced to drop out of the CART season finale because of a neck injury.

Competition could be taken out of championship chase
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- No driver wants to cause the accident that would knock Tony Stewart or Mark Martin out of the final Winston Cup race.

Green takes Busch pole, edges rookie
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Winston Cup regular Jeff Green edged Busch series rookie Brian Vickers to win the pole Thursday for the Ford 300.

Busch's pole is first of season
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - While this year's NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship still may be unsettled, Kurt Busch momentarily diverted the attention to next season by winning the pole for the Ford 400.

Busch's pole is first of season

Green takes Busch pole, edges rookie

Martin won't alter approach

Martin won't alter approach
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Roush Racing's appeal of a 25-point penalty may have a dramatic effect on the race for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship, but it won't change the way Mark Martin approaches the season-finale.

Injury will keep Fernandez out of homecoming CART race

Pro football roundup

The cousins go at it again in Atlanta

Falcons notebook

Mr. Edward Lee Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Florine Fowler    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. James Parks    (McCORMICK, S.C.)
Mr. Bob Brizius    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Ralph Benning    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Willie Hudson    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. Everett Smith    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Evelyn Huffman    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Henry Gwinn    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Jasper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mable Courtney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Margaret Jefferson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Joseph Whittle Jr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Myra Jones    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
SGT Reginald Gilchrist    (BEAUFORT, S.C.)
Mr. James Boone Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Beatrice McDaniel    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Ronnie Berry    (SALUDA, S.C.)
Mr. Edgar Heath    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
Mr. Joseph Weatherford    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
Mr. Nicholas Gavalas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Gus Waldo, Jr.    (QUEENS, N.Y.)
Mr. Alfred Ferguson Sr.    (CLAXTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Frances Walden    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Eva Cartee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Helen Thurmond    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Helen Willingham    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Rev. George Thompson    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
Mr. Gus Waldo, Jr.    (QUEENS, N.Y.)
Mr. Percy Stokes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Marvelle Thornton    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. Everett Smith    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Percy Stokes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Timothy Laney    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Miss Mattie Simmons    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Effie Simmons    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
Mr. Thelma Moxon    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Oscar Richardson Jr.,    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Grady Primus    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Mable Courtney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Cary Hatcher    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Jimmie Cowan    (BATH , S.C.)
Mrs. Mattie Gibbons    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Creighton Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Marie Garvin    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Billy Dickson    (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Dyches    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Dyches    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Robert Creighton Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Shamai Reid    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Elisabeth Claussen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Eva Cartee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Pearl Perrin    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Gladys Bass    (LUDOWICI, Ga.)
Mrs. Helen OConnell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Whittle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Nunn    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Joseph Weatherford    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
Mrs. Thelma Moxon    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Frances Walden    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Rosa Mincey    (MIDWAY, Ga.)
Mrs. Pearlie Loren    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Phillip Miles    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Nancy Rodriquez    (PEMBROKE PINES, FLA.)
Mrs. Beatrice McDaniel    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Lillian Flournoy    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mr. Robert McClain    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Ollie Steber    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Pearlie Loren    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Elisabeth Claussen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Edward Lee Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Leroy Rogers    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Mr. Timothy Laney    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mrs. Rosa Mincey    (MIDWAY, Ga.)
Mrs. Maude Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Helen OConnell    (AUGUSTA, Ga)
Mr. Cary Hatcher    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Hope Hillis    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Lucy Hart    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Marqueze Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Pearl Perrin    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Belle Huntington    (GAINESVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Andrew Holloway    (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)
Mrs. Odette Graham    (PARIS, France)
Mr. Thomas Whittle (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearlie Loren (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Andrew Holloway (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)

Mrs. Frances Walden (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Shamai Reid (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Willingham (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Everett Smith (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Edward Lee Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maude Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leroy Rogers (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. James Boone Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Alfred Ferguson Sr. (CLAXTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Mincey (MIDWAY, Ga.)

Mr. Gus Waldo, Jr. (QUEENS, N.Y.)

Mr. Edgar Heath (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mrs. Evelyn Huffman (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myra Jones (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Weatherford (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Elisabeth Claussen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice McDaniel (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Hope Hillis (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mable Courtney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Odette Graham (PARIS, France)

Ms. Florine Fowler (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Weatherford (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Ms. Pearl Perrin (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Grady Primus (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Oscar Richardson Jr., (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Mincey (MIDWAY, Ga.)

Mr. Gus Waldo, Jr. (QUEENS, N.Y.)

Mr. Everett Smith (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Creighton Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Cary Hatcher (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Thelma Moxon (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Willie Hudson (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Gibbons (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. James Parks (McCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. John Nunn (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Pearlie Loren (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie Berry (SALUDA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Elisabeth Claussen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Rodriquez (PEMBROKE PINES, FLA.)

Mr. Phillip Miles (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Eva Cartee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Flournoy (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Dyches (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Robert McClain (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Jasper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Garvin (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Thelma Moxon (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Cary Hatcher (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ollie Steber (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nicholas Gavalas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmie Cowan (BATH , S.C.)

Mr. Marqueze Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice McDaniel (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Percy Stokes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Effie Simmons (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Rev. George Thompson (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Belle Huntington (GAINESVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Jefferson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Billy Dickson (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)

Miss Mattie Simmons (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Gwinn (EVANS, Ga.)

Mayoral race overshadows all else
Did you see the ballot? Not only was the touch-screen voting machine new, but also the legal jargon was gone. This meant an easier ballot to read with much less voter assistance from poll workers, no chads, no dimpled ballots and technology at the cutting edge. The 1970s technology was left in the dust. Robert Ingham, Hephzibah, Ga.

Advises against surgery for obesity
In regard to The Chronicle news article concerning obese children, I have to differ with the thoughts of surgery being a viable option. This opinion comes from firsthand experience, having been an overweight child and having a family member who had this surgery. Sarah A. Brewer, Augusta

Empress has no clothes
Augusta National Golf Club had a good week, no matter how you slice it - due in large part, ironically, to chief antagonist Martha Burk herself.

No time to backtrack
If homeland security starts at home, then Richmond County has its work cut out. And the county is probably typical of most other counties and municipalities across the country.

Choose candidate who will keep his promises
Two paths diverge in this Nov. 26 runoff election for mayor. On the one hand, we have Bob Young - who has served one term as mayor and pledges to give the people of Augusta his leadership to bring about economic success, a clean and safe downtown we can all be happy to visit at any hour of the day or evening, a growth in recruiting new companies into the city and a real cooperation in working with commissioners to solve city issues with the hope of building bridges and accessible lines of responsibility. He also intends to keep his promises to manage, lead and direct all aspects of city leadership management toward the commitment of economic rebuilding and new companies to enter the marketplace here in the city of Augusta. The Rev. Michael Lubinsky, Augusta

A safer homeland
Following Nov. 5, President George W. Bush got the wind at his back on the Homeland Security bill. Senate Democrats, putting union security above America's security, took a beating at the polls for obstructing the measure's passage. This led to the surprise takeover of the U.S. Senate by Republicans.

Young: a leader since childhood
I've known the man since childhood. When I first met Bob Young, it was in the fourth-grade class of Mrs. Elliot at the Laura Jones School in Thomson, Ga. Jim Baggett, Thomson, Ga.

Candidate has vision, experience
I am rebutting the Nov. 8 letter by William J. Welsh, M.D.: "Bob Young: The mayoral candidate with character." Robert A. Daniels, Augusta

Young helps city achieve potential
During the administration of Augusta Mayor Bob Young, I have been involved in plans to preserve a major element of local history - the chimney stack of the Confederate Powder Works. Mark M. Newell, Augusta

McIntyre has known hard times
I've been there, done that. Yes, I have been late with my tax payments and my power bills. My gas and water have been shut off before. Not because I didn't know or want to pay them, but I just didn't have it to pay at the time. Betty Jean Shirey, Hephzibah, Ga.

The choice is clear, the time is now
In a last-ditch effort to get an inept candidate re-elected over a candidate whose ability is beyond question, it saddens me that certain members in our local media have stooped to a new low: attempting to make an issue regarding the health status of mayoral candidate Ed McIntyre. The Rev. Dr. M. Allen Flowers, Augusta

Tax-spend officials need watching
Tax-and-spend Augusta Administrator George Kolb is doing it again. All he knows is to raise taxes and spend money. He has done this repeatedly since coming here. In addition, he has raised his own salary a number of times. Robert C. Calloway, Augusta

Hilton is an exceptional teacher
Congratulations to Rebecca Hilton of Aiken Technical College and to John Spurrier of USC-Columbia on their selection as 2002 Governor's Professors of the Year for South Carolina. This exceptional compliment is fully deserved by both recipients. Joseph P. Campbell, Augusta

Wrong way race plan
Perhaps W.O. "Catfish" Reese doesn't know about the history of the speedway he bought in Columbia County. He should. It was the focus of several heated zoning meetings in 2000 when owners pitched the Silver Eagle Speedway to the county planning commission.

Local television stations know what's at stake during sweeps

Overtime

Overtime

Americans go to worlds with eye on future

USC Aiken plays host to tourney

Overtime
Maryland's E.J. Henderson, Oklahoma's Teddy Lehman and Notre Dame's Courtney Watson were named finalists Thursday for the Butkus Award, given annually to the nation's top linebacker.

USC Aiken plays host to tourney
For the second straight year, USC Aiken opens the Peach Belt Conference volleyball tournament against UNC Pembroke.

Overtime
The Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to organize a protest at Augusta National Golf Club if it doesn't admit a female member before The Masters Tournament in April.

Americans go to worlds with eye on future
Bringing home a medal or two from next week's world gymnastics championships would be nice.

Fishing tournament news

Martinez angler on a roll to be a pro

Fishing report

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish caught and total weight of the catch.

Martinez angler on a roll to be a pro
Back in 1995, Craig Johnson told his father of his goal to become a professional bass fisherman.

Fishing report
Years ago, as an informational assistant with the old Georgia Game and Fish Department, this writer broadcast a statewide fishing report on the radio. In one part, he said:

The cousins go at it again in Atlanta
Cousins Michael Vick and Aaron Brooks played against each other in New Orleans three weeks ago, with Vick's Falcons beating Brooks' Saints 37-35. Look for more fireworks when they meet Sunday.

Pro football roundup
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk did not practice Friday but could play Monday night against Chicago.

Falcons notebook
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta defense was at full strength three weeks ago in New Orleans, but the Falcons still had no solution for Saints running back Deuce McAllister.

Peppers fails first part of two-part urine test
NFL sacks leader Julius Peppers of the Carolina Panthers failed a urine test and could be suspended by the league if another test on the same sample comes back positive, a source told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Religion calendar
PET BLESSING AND FESTIVAL:10 a.m. today, Christ Church Unity; with the Rev. Sheryl Fehr; with the Augusta-Richmond County Animal Control pet adoptions.

Following Flannery
Through her writing, Flannery O'Connor played the prophet to a world grown blind to evil, says Augusta author Dr. Henry Edmondson III.

Faith digest
Tim and Rebecca Litchfield, and Mark Allison and Emerald City will sing a benefit concert at 6 tonight at Graniteville Church of God, 276 Hillview Drive in Graniteville.

Drifter finds redemption, travels the world to preach
About 25 years ago, Larry Price's life hinged on one phone call.

Valuable lessons of faith often are learned the hard way
The longer I live the more I value the biblical doctrine of the providence of God, which is stated succinctly in Romans 8:28: "We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose."

Artworks symbolize woman's healing
The child in artist T. Darlene Warren Doerr knew cruel days as wounding as possible.

Families assist MCG Alzheimer's study
Jinny Gallahar hardly seemed to notice the blood being drawn out of her left arm. It is a small thing, she said, to perhaps provide a clue as to why her 72-year-old father is developing memory problems that could be Alzheimer's disease.

Tests confirm 4 West Nile cases
Four more animals felled by West Nile virus in Columbia County should warn residents that they still need to take precautions against the mosquito-borne virus. State testing will continue in Georgia throughout the winter as officials study the virus.

Two new digital cameras that really click
Digital photography has come a long way since the advent of the technology in the ancient days of computing.

Comdex trade show shrivels alongside high-tech industry
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Each fall for more than two decades, the high-tech world has descended upon Las Vegas to hype the industry's hottest wares and ideas at the Comdex trade show.

Wounded Georgia featuring Gibson, Musa

Quarterback aims to make Tigers Greene with envy
ATHENS, Ga. - It was Parents Day at Auburn, so the trip wasn't a total waste.

Georgia deals with obstacles
NEW YORK - Jim Harrick's Georgia basketball team is in a familiar situation.

Bad Auburn memories linger
ATHENS, Ga. - Thirty-one years later, Buck Belue can still feel the pain of watching Auburn's Pat Sullivan and Terry Beasley combine to make Nov. 13, 1971, a certified nightmare for Georgia followers.

Quarterback aims to make Tigers Greene with envy

Bad Auburn memories linger

Georgia deals with obstacles

Wounded Georgia featuring Gibson, Musa
AUBURN, Ala. -- Georgia and Auburn must rely on some reserves to make big plays this weekend.

Duo commits to South Carolina

Duo commits to South Carolina
The University of South Carolina will get a double dose of good news today.

Families assist MCG Alzheimer's study

Comdex trade show shrivels alongside high-tech industry

Two new digital cameras that really click

Tests confirm 4 West Nile cases

Artworks symbolize woman's healing

Valuable lessons of faith often are learned the hard way

Drifter finds redemption, travels the world to preach

Following Flannery

Religion calendar