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.

Standing ovations
IN THE AIR (FORCE)

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

At the Movies: 'Half Past Dead'

Applause calendar

Standing ovations

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.

3 Doors Down needs to find a new direction

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.

Mini reviews

Nichols' films have character

Guitar pull went to heart of country music

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.

Students to honor composer

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?

Concert calendar

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.

Crafts show offers something for everyone

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Club Calendar

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.

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.

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

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.

Braves notebook

Maddux, Jones win Gold Gloves

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.

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.

Delta plans to add new airline unit

Business briefs

Pocket change

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.

Agency predicts high natural gas demand

MCG Health forms eye clinic

Group brings up insurance issues

Stocks rise on upbeat retail news

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Safe at any speed

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Valdosta State seeks second straight perfect regular season

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.

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.

Gators need win, and some help

Empress has no clothes

No time to backtrack

A safer homeland

Wrong way race plan

If forced, bulbs will bloom late

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.

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.

Seasonal change

Langer ready for hall enshrinement

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
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.

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.

Tour returns to Boston on Labor Day

Faldo returns to match play

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.

Crenshaw, coach among Hall of Fame inductees

Prep football schedule

Lions bounced from playoffs

Hawks' depth grows deeper in playoff win

South Aiken falls short

Burke County bearing down to take next step up

Screven County wins region

Aiken kicker finds his place

North Augusta falls

Key matchups

Silver Bluff makes exit

Wilson eliminates Midland Valley

Hawks record shutout

Spiritual center

On the air

South Carolina football roundup

Prep picks

League denies playoff appeals

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Key matchups
Here are this weekend's key matchups.

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.

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

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

Get this: Thrashers on a winning streak

Coach, player suspended for junior-league brawls

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

Coyotes bash Thrashers

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.

Choose candidate who will keep his promises

Candidate has vision, experience

The choice is clear, the time is now

Hilton is an exceptional teacher

Mayoral race overshadows all else

McIntyre has known hard times

Advises against surgery for obesity

Young: a leader since childhood

Young helps city achieve potential

Tax-spend officials need watching

Third period dooms Lynx

Lynx road report

Coaches were friends before they were foes

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

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.

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.

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

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina

School bus drivers face new fitness standards

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.

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.

Honoring heroes

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.

Faucet floods courts' offices

GOP senators elect leadership

Across the area

Moving tribute

Subscriber of the day

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.

Mother recalls accident in book

Doctors push for liability reforms

Driver cleared in death of biker

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.

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.

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.

News you can use

Across the area

E. coli leads to recall of beef

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.

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

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.

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.

News you can use

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.

Lesson in teamwork

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Truths hold up in hunt for crafts

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

Accident traps man under car

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.

Across Georgia

Subscriber of the day

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.

Center invites families to party with the stars

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.

Shop and rock

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

Georgia DOT will get new faces

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Injury will keep Fernandez out of homecoming CART race

Martin won't alter approach

Competition could be taken out of championship chase

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.

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.

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.

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.

Green takes Busch pole, edges rookie

Busch's pole is first of season

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.

The cousins go at it again in Atlanta

Falcons notebook

Pro football roundup

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

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

Mrs. Pearlie Loren (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Jefferson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Pearl Perrin (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Willingham (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Mable Courtney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Mattie Simmons (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Evelyn Huffman (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Gibbons (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Myra Jones (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Elisabeth Claussen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elisabeth Claussen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ollie Steber (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Rosa Mincey (MIDWAY, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Rosa Mincey (MIDWAY, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Thomas Jasper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Joseph Weatherford (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lillian Flournoy (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Hope Hillis (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Belle Huntington (GAINESVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Odette Graham (PARIS, France)

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

Mr. Joseph Weatherford (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. Andrew Holloway (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)

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

Mrs. Maude Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Robert McClain (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Hudson (MILLEN, Ga.)

Shamai Reid (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Marqueze Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearlie Loren (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Nancy Rodriquez (PEMBROKE PINES, FLA.)

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

Mrs. Eva Cartee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Gwinn (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Nicholas Gavalas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Percy Stokes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Whittle (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

USC Aiken plays host to tourney

Overtime

Americans go to worlds with eye on future

Local television stations know what's at stake during sweeps

Overtime

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.

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.

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

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:

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 tournament news

Martinez angler on a roll to be a pro

Fishing report

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wounded Georgia featuring Gibson, Musa

Quarterback aims to make Tigers Greene with envy

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.

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

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.

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

Bad Auburn memories linger

Duo commits to South Carolina

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

Tests confirm 4 West Nile cases

Comdex trade show shrivels alongside high-tech industry

Families assist MCG Alzheimer's study

Two new digital cameras that really click

Valuable lessons of faith often are learned the hard way

Artworks symbolize woman's healing

Religion calendar

Drifter finds redemption, travels the world to preach

Following Flannery