Sherlock has a field day pondering malpractice issue

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

On the move
First Bank of Georgia announced the election of Paula Anderson, Barbara Howell and Leslie Kromke as new mortgage officers for the bank.

Delta plans to add new airline unit

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.

Looking for work

Gift cards popular during holidays
NEW YORK - With the holidays approaching, many people are looking for ways to simplify gift giving. One increasingly popular method is to send a gift certificate or a gift card.

Pocket change

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.

Agency predicts high natural gas demand

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.

Gift cards popular during holidays

Businesses can be profitable yet low on cash

Pocket change

Group brings up insurance issues

Looking for work
When Rachelle McGee started filling out job applications in September, she hoped to be working by now, earning extra money to buy Christmas presents.

On the move

Business calendar
Monday-Saturday: National Retirement Planning Week, sponsored by Edward Jones; for more information, call Michael S. Keck, 860-1307.

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.

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHTCOCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. UNITED INC.

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.

Businesses can be profitable yet low on cash
Small-business owners, upon reviewing their income statement for the year, frequently ask me, "So where's my money?"

Terps topple Tigers easily

Terps topple Tigers easily
CLEMSON, S.C. - About the only positives Clemson coach Tommy Bowden could come up with in his post-game press conference Saturday was the play of place-kicker Aaron Hunt and cornerback Justin Miller.

Gameday

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

Empress has no clothes

Pelosi's predicament

With friends like these...

One more step forward

Wrong way race plan

Home front
You can incorporate many spa-like elements into an existing bathroom.

Arts calendar
CHRISTMAS MADE IN THE SOUTH: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; arts and crafts; $5, children 12 and younger admitted free; Russ Hunt, (800) 683-3772.

Southern exposure
Sharon and Daryl Morse don't live in Savannah, Charleston, Beaufort or Hilton Head Island. However, when guests come to stay at their Columbia County home, they may feel like they are in one of those four Southern cities.

Party pics
The Augusta Chronicle party pic camera was on the loose last weekend when it made a stop to the Santidham Temple.

In the know
The Cost Containment Research Institute in Washington, D.C., has published Free & Low Cost Prescription Drugs, which offers information on how and where to get free and low-cost prescription drugs.

Happy bearthday
They have been the best friends of countless children, the guests at millions of imaginary tea parties and the pillow buddies at an untold number of slumber parties.

Woman's entry into automobile should be modest, graceful
Dear Carson: My wife and I have had several discussions about how a lady enters an automobile. When my wife steps into the car she leads with one leg inside the car, ducking her head and then moves her rear end onto the seat. This method leaves a large gaping space between her legs. When I point this out to her she becomes defensive, thinking me too critical. Please describe a proper method for any lady entering a car. - Spraddled-Legged Lady's Husband

Georgia Southern wins title outright
STATESBORO, Ga. - Inclement weather was no deterrent to Georgia Southern on Saturday.

Georgia Tech notebook
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech had a simple plan for defending Duke on Saturday: Overwhelm the Blue Devils with speed.

Jackets even ACC record
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech head coach Chan Gailey entered the postgame news conference playing defense after the Yellow Jackets' 17-2 victory against Duke Saturday.

Georgia Southern wins title outright

Georgia Tech notebook

Jackets even ACC record

Watson guides U.S. to lead
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Tom Watson's famous mental toughness under adverse conditions was put to the test Saturday in the UBS Warburg Cup.

Watson guides U.S. to lead

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.

Lions bounced from playoffs

Silver Bluff makes exit

Screven County wins region

Friday's highschool football scores

Hawks record shutout

Wilson eliminates Midland Valley

Laney wraps up one home game

South Aiken falls short

Tigers get rematch they wanted

South Carolina football roundup

North Augusta falls

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

Tigers get rematch they wanted
Swainsboro's season came down to its regular season finale at Tattnall County Friday night, and the Tigers passed their test convincingly.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Friday's highschool football scores
Georgia and South Carolina game scores

Laney wraps up one home game
Laney defeated Harlem 34-7 on a wet, muddy field at ARC Stadium on Saturday night to clinch a home game for the first round of the state 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.

Coyotes bash Thrashers

Sherlock has a field day pondering malpractice issue
Sherlock Holmes lit his pipe with a flourish, waved out the match and turned to Dr. Watson with a sly grin.

Answer to raunchy TV: Use the 'off' button

Sniper and terrorists all Muslims

Young should go back to newscasting

Being legal doesn't make it right

Advises against surgery for obesity

Choose candidate who will keep his promises

The choice is clear, the time is now

The day the music stopped

Woman's entry into automobile should be modest, graceful

Happy bearthday

Southern exposure

Arts calendar

Party pics

Home front

Third period dooms Lynx

Augusta beats Florida in OT
ESTERO, Fla. - The Augusta Lynx defeated the Florida Everblades 2-1 in a shootout at TECO Arena on Saturday night.

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.

ECHL notebook
Two coasts, one league, new name.

Augusta beats Florida in OT

ECHL slapshots
Reading Royals forward Brian McCullough, second in the ECHL in scoring with 24 points, scored a goal in five straight games entering Saturday.

ECHL notebook

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.

Columbia County wins in lottery

News you can use

Across the area

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.

Family honors veteran at wall

Train fans get children on board

County examines charter school
Richmond County school officials are looking to another county for a little guidance when it comes to a proposed magnet school.

15 groups compete in barbecue cook-off

Across Georgia

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

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.

Honoring heroes

Doctors push for liability reforms

Faucet floods courts' offices

Subscriber of the day

Subscriber of the day

Driver cleared in death of biker

Bulldogs win shot at SEC championship
AUBURN, Ala. - Georgia is 20 years removed from its last Southeastern Conference championship, and it might have taken its fans twice that long to get over a loss to Auburn on Saturday.

County examines charter school

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Across South Carolina

Across the Southeast
GREENSBORO, N.C. -Oakwood Homes, the nation's No. 2 retailer of manufactured homes, says it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and cut 1,700 jobs - about a fifth of its work force.

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.

Georgia division prepares for battle
FORT STEWART, Ga. - The Pentagon has not ordered the 3rd Infantry Division to war. But Maj. Gen. Buford Blount and his 19,000 troops are preparing mentally and physically for the word to come down, depending on how Iraqi President Saddam Hussein cooperates with U.N. weapons inspectors.

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
NOV. 17, 1951 The Richmond County Board of Education and its president, T.M. Nickles, were severely criticized yesterday by the retiring grand jury that asked for a law to remove board members "under certain circumstances."

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

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Cheryl Butler of Augusta.

Accident traps man under car

Truths hold up in hunt for crafts

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.

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.

Officials announce fast gain from tax

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.

News you can use

Officials announce fast gain from tax
Aiken County's 1-cent sales tax, which was passed in 2000 with hopes of raising $54.6 million in seven years, is on pace to bring in that much in slightly more than five years, officials said this week.

Resale store opens doors
Jackie and Brian Lewis had no idea that in looking for a new storm door, they would help someone else find a home.

Across Georgia

Election saps Augusta's power

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.

Columbia County wins in lottery
The numbers have been selected, and Columbia County is the winner.

Navajo code talker translates history
From fox holes and battleships, Navajo code talkers relayed and received messages that helped the United States win World War II in the Pacific Theater.

Family honors veteran at wall
Thomas Tyler McGlohorn met Thomas Moore, his great-grandfather and namesake, the same way his mother did - by gently rubbing the engraved letters of his name on the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall honoring the lost but not forgotten soldiers of the Vietnam War.

Turnout carries greatest weight

15 groups compete in barbecue cook-off
The smell of burning hickory and roasting pork slathered in barbecue sauce sweetened the damp air at the Veterans Day Bar-B-Que Cookoff on Saturday afternoon at the Merchants Association of Columbia County Fairgrounds.

Election leaves Savannah with more power, questions

Train fans get children on board
When Willie Brandon drove to Rider's Hobby Shop with his son, Rico Brandon, he was on a mission.

Official talks weapons pacts

Democrats blast Cheeks
Local Democrats aren't happy these days, and that was evident at Saturday's Richmond County Democratic Party meeting.

Navajo code talker translates history

Election saps Augusta's power
ATLANTA - Metro Augusta's influence in the Capitol won't be the same without Jack Connell and Charles Walker, but observers say the area won't be powerless.

Democrats blast Cheeks

Turnout carries greatest weight
Forget about the message. The candidates running for mayor of Augusta say their Nov. 26 runoff election hinges on voter turnout.

Resale store opens doors

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -A Columbia man surrendered to police after seeing television newscasts saying he was wanted in connection with the shooting death of a West Columbia man.

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.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A DeKalb County Juvenile Court judge blasted the county's emergency shelters for children, citing drugs and prostitution as some of the reasons he issued a standing order two weeks earlier not to send anyone to the shelter.

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
Richmond County authorities are looking for a man who robbed a Papa John's pizza delivery driver at knife point and stole his car.

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.

Election leaves Savannah with more power, questions
ATLANTA - The political tidal wave that washed over Georgia last week left very little of the old ways unchanged.

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

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

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.

Across the area

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.

Across the Southeast

Georgia division prepares for battle

Official talks weapons pacts
AIKEN - The United States and Russia are moving forward faster on an agreement to reduce deployed nuclear weapons than they are on an agreement to dispose of surplus weapons grade plutonium, a U.S. nuclear security official said in Aiken last week.

NASCAR notebook

NASCAR notebook
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Jack Roush went into Saturday's appeal of a 25-point penalty against Mark Martin without any illusions of beating NASCAR.

Stewart says he'll stay his course

Stewart says he'll stay his course
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Tony Stewart said he's not going to change his approach for today's season-ending Ford 400 although he only needs to finish among the top 22 to clinch his first NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship.

Busch's pole is first of season

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.

Ratliff plays big part in Hawks' win

Ratliff plays big part in Hawks' win
ATLANTA -- This is what the Atlanta Hawks were missing while Theo Ratliff was enduring his myriad of injuries the past 1 1/2 seasons.

Saints, Falcons back at it again

Pro football roundup

Falcons notebook

Mr. Jimmy Bradley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lucy Hart    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Timothy Laney    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mrs. Gladys Bass    (LUDOWICI, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Dyches    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Ralph Benning    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Joseph Whittle Jr.    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Eva Cartee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Evelyn Huffman    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Evelyn Coley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Eunice Byrd    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Mr. Jimmie Cowan    (BATH, S.C.)
Mr. Jimmie Cowan    (BATH , S.C.)
Mr. Billy Dickson    (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)
Mrs. Betty Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Dorothy Farmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Pearlie Loren    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. James Gaines    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Margaret Jefferson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Sgt. Reginald Gilchrist    (BEAUFORT, S.C.)
Hope Hillis    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Hazel Giuliani    (GRANVILLE, Ill.)
SGT Reginald Gilchrist    (BEAUFORT, S.C.)
Mr. John Gordon    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Ollie Steber    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Janie Greenaugh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Everett Smith    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Gus Waldo, Jr.    (QUEENS, N.Y.)
Mrs. Elisabeth Claussen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. George Harter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jack Anderson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Hope Hillis    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Frances Walden    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Everlyn Huffman    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Beatrice McDaniel    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Thomas Jasper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Edward Lee Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Frances Walden    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Myra Jones    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Victor Jimenez, Jr.    (NASHVILLE, Tenn.)
Mr. Thomas Jasper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Myra Jones    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Willie Hudson    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. Gilbert Kerwin Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Cary Hatcher    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Nancy Rodriquez    (PEMBROKE PINES, FLA.)
Mrs. Odette Graham    (PARIS, France)
Mr. Grady Primus    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Lillian Flournoy    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Susan Kitchen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Percy Stokes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Magdaline Millwood    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Alfred Ferguson Sr.    (CLAXTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Jean Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Billy Dickson    (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)
Mrs. Louise OHara    (EASTON, Md.)
Mr. Robert Creighton Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mable Courtney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Randall    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Elisabeth Claussen
Elisabeth Claussen spent the majority of her life involved in her community, and she took the time to give back to others.

Rev. Quay Rice, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Miss Mattie Simmons    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Marvelle Thornton    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Lula Allen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Leroy Rogers    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Mr. Thomas Whittle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Nancy Rodriquez    (PEMBROKE PINES, Fla.)
Mrs. Urmila Vyas    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Thomas Whittle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Helen Willingham    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. Joseph Weatherford    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
Mr. Thelma Moxon    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Rosa Mincey    (MIDWAY, Ga.)
Ms. Pearl Perrin    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Parks    (McCORMICK, S.C.)
Mrs. Helen OConnell    (AUGUSTA, Ga)
Mr. Woodrow Brown Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Woodrow Brown Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. John Randall (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Pearlie Loren (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Farmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Huffman (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Myra Jones (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Myra Jones (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Hope Hillis (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Flournoy (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Magdaline Millwood (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Eva Cartee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Rodriquez (PEMBROKE PINES, Fla.)

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

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

Hope Hillis (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Mincey (MIDWAY, Ga.)

Rev. Quay Rice, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Gilbert Kerwin Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Nancy Rodriquez (PEMBROKE PINES, FLA.)

Mrs. Janie Greenaugh (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Elisabeth Claussen

Mr. Victor Jimenez, Jr. (NASHVILLE, Tenn.)

Mr. Thomas Whittle (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Allen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Mattie Simmons (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James Gaines (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Odette Graham (PARIS, France)

Mrs. Urmila Vyas (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Susan Kitchen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Hazel Giuliani (GRANVILLE, Ill.)

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

Mrs. Everlyn Huffman (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Elisabeth Claussen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Gordon (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Weatherford (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Bradley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ollie Steber (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Harter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Willie Hudson (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Jefferson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Helen Willingham (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Betty Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Jasper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Jean Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Whittle (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice Byrd (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

The day the music stopped
On Nov. 6 the music stopped in most area schools while their band directors attended funeral services for my old friend, Bill Brunkow. Ben Easter, North Augusta, S.C.

Young should go back to newscasting
Augusta Mayor Bob Young might be a model citizen, as J. Douglas Herman Sr. said in his Nov. 11 letter, "Bob Young is the model citizen," but does that mean he can lead a city? No, no. He has had four years in office to move this city forward, but we have been going backward under Mr. Young's leadership. Annie McCorkle, Augusta

One more step forward
The Nov. 5 election provided this community an unprecedented opportunity to move forward.

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.

Sniper and terrorists all Muslims
What am I missing? While the talking heads on TV, the psychologists and psychiatrists are scrambling to find the reason for the accused adult D.C.-area sniper's abnormal activities in his childhood, in his military past, in his failed marriages, etc., I see a common denominator. Richard Greene, Evans, 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

Being legal doesn't make it right
The brouhaha surrounding the Augusta National Golf Club and the members chosen by this club built to a crescendo when Chairman Hootie Johnson declared in an interview that while women may one day be chosen as members, "that is in the future. In the meantime, we hold dear our tradition and our constitutional right to choose." Father Allan J. McDonald, 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

Pelosi's predicament
As the Democrats' new House leader, Nancy Pelosi is to be congratulated for rising to the highest position of congressional leadership of any woman in the history of the country. If things go badly for Republicans by 2004, she'll likely make a lot more history by becoming speaker of the House.

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

Answer to raunchy TV: Use the 'off' button
The Nov. 11 Chronicle editorial, "For goodness' sake," declared it nearly impossible for parents to protect their children from "inappropriate images and ideas" broadcast even "during the family hour." G. Ann Campbell, 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.

With friends like these...
At least Kuwait understands.

Overtime

De La Hoya offers intriguing prize

Americans go to worlds with eye on future

Area sports announcements

Overtime

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

Overtime
USC Aiken's Amy Long was named Peach Belt Conference Co-Freshman of the Year and was named to the All-Conference Team on Saturday.

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

De La Hoya offers intriguing prize
LAS VEGAS - Oscar De La Hoya is offering himself as the ultimate prize to get his fellow 154-pounders together to fight each other.

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.

New habitat caters to quail
Wild quail are rare these days, mainly because of agricultural practices that inhibit the survival of the South's signature bird.

Easy process used to make jerky at home
Few things are as flavorful as spicy, smoked jerky made from venison brought home by the hunters of the household.

Outdoors calendar
TUESDAY: The Edgefield, S.C., chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its 19th annual fund-raising banquet at Edgefield Gymnasium, Church Street, at 6 p.m.

New habitat caters to quail

Wheelin' sportsmen
National Wild Turkey Federation biologist Tom Hughes assists Kyle Ledbetter of Augusta on the firing range before the inaugural Wheelin' Sportsman deer hunt for disabled outdoorsmen. The 22 participants in

New habitat caters to quail

Easy process used to make jerky at home

Wheelin' sportsmen

Saints, Falcons back at it again
ATLANTA - No matter what Joe Horn says, the New Orleans-Atlanta rivalry is alive and well.

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.

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

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."

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.

Boomers active online
NEW YORK - When Kathleen Hargan needs information about ailments and diseases, she turns to the Internet. When she wants to learn more about the stock market, she also goes online.

Mature themes prevalent in many video game titles
LOS ANGELES - As video gamers have matured, game content has grown up, too - and it seems to be supporting itself on a life of crime.

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.

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.

Will of champions
AUBURN, Ala. - Mark Richt isn't the demonstrative type. He's not prone to kicking over a bucket of Gatorade or punching a locker to inspire his players at halftime.

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 notebook

Georgia notebook
AUBURN, Ala. - Georgia coach Mark Richt wasn't so sure that Michael Johnson's game-winning touchdown catch was the biggest play of the Bulldogs' 24-21 triumph over Auburn on Saturday.

Bad Auburn memories linger

Will of champions

Gamecocks fall to Gators
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - At kickoff, Florida was hoping for a title. By halftime, the Gators were playing for second place.

Gamecocks fall to Gators

Comdex trade show shrivels alongside high-tech industry

Families assist MCG Alzheimer's study

Boomers active online

Tests confirm 4 West Nile cases

Mature themes prevalent in many video game titles

Artworks symbolize woman's healing

Drifter finds redemption, travels the world to preach

Following Flannery

Religion calendar

Valuable lessons of faith often are learned the hard way