Sherlock has a field day pondering malpractice issue

Russian TV network offering a prize that is out of this world
MOSCOW - Bob Barker gives away new cars. Pat Sajak let you spin the wheel for cash and other prizes. But a Russian television network plans to make both those shows look like misers.

Odds and ends
KENOSHA, Wis. -- A store's offer of limited edition Barbies for just $1 drew scores of shoppers who overwhelmed the supply of the dolls - and the store's staff.

Source: Hampton to Braves for Spooneybarger

Braves strike a deal
ATLANTA - A proposed deal that will make lefthander Mike Hampton an Atlanta Brave has not lessened the team's interest in re-signing Tom Glavine.

Source: Hampton to Braves for Spooneybarger
MIAMI -- Mike Hampton will try to rejuvenate his career with the Braves after a whirlwind weekend that had the left-hander dealt from Colorado to Florida and then to Atlanta.

Pocket change

Right health care plan is vital
It's open enrollment time at my company, when employees must choose health care plans for the coming year. How can I determine which coverage is right for me?

There's a reason to keep one item off your resume
REASON FOR LEAVING: Fired because I insisted on having a television in my office so I could keep up with the trials on Court TV.

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.

Businesses can be profitable yet low on cash

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?"

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

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.

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

On the move

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.

Looking for work

Gift cards popular during holidays

Fund investors flunk test, have some learning to do
Fund investors flunk test, have some learning to do

Right health care plan is vital

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.

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

Gators come up short in another 'nice' season
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- They call these "nice" seasons at places like Florida. Not great, not spectacular, but simply "nice."

Monday morning quarterback

Gators come up short in another 'nice' season

Miami remains a unanimous No. 1 in AP poll
Miami was a unanimous No. 1 in the AP media poll again, while Ohio State remained second despite a shaky win and Texas tumbled out of the top 10.

Colorado returns to Big 12 title game
BOULDER, Colo. -- Colorado accomplished what seemed so unlikely two months ago.

Abuse policy weakened

Too much restraint?

With friends like these...

One more step forward

Pelosi's predicament

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

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

Daily TV highlights for week beginning Monday
Seven reasons to watch television on Thursday night:

Celebs on the prowl for love
NEW YORK - Would you like to go on a blind date with Vicki from The Love Boat?How about Screech from Saved By the Bell?

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Georgia Tech falls to Kansas St.
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Nicole Ohlde had 20 points and Kendra Wecker added 19 as No. 5 Kansas State beat Georgia Tech 83-59 Sunday in the second round of the preseason WNIT.

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

Georgia Southern wins title outright

Jackets even ACC record

Georgia Tech notebook

Georgia Tech falls to Kansas St.

Montgomerie wins back-to-back titles

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.

Montgomerie wins back-to-back titles
DONGGUAN, China -- Colin Montgomerie won back-to-back titles for the second time in his career, rallying to a two-stroke victory over Thongchai Jaidee on Sunday in the inaugural TCL Classic.

U.S. has bunker mentality

U.S. has bunker mentality
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - The UBS Warburg Cup was supposed to be an opportunity for most of the golfers, all age 40 and over, to relive their Ryder Cup match play experiences.

Watson guides U.S. to lead

Americans overcome cold to win Warburg Cup

Americans overcome cold to win Warburg Cup
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- No one will ever mistake the UBS Warburg Cup for the Ryder Cup, although the action sure looked familiar Sunday.

Laney wraps up one home game

Tigers get rematch they wanted

Friday's highschool football scores

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.

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.

Bulldogs sit and wait for answer to playoff question
Thomson coach Luther Welsh knows the time for his team's first-round Class AAAA playoff game Friday night.

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.

Turning other Cheeks

Laments removal of historic trees to build a park

Sniper and terrorists all Muslims

Young should go back to newscasting

Brave souls furthered Christianity

Being legal doesn't make it right

Echoes sentiment about craft show

Former police academy director honest

The day the music stopped

Answer to raunchy TV: Use the 'off' button

Recognizes great military veterans

'Miserables' people to watch for

Southern-speak for pronouncing Atlanta

A chosen leader for the people

Southern exposure

Woman's entry into automobile should be modest, graceful

Happy bearthday

Daily TV highlights for week beginning Monday

Celebs on the prowl for love

Home front

Arts calendar

Party pics

ECHL notebook

Augusta beats Florida in OT

Lynx demolish Cottonmouths
COLUMBUS - The Augusta Lynx picked up their second road win in as many days as they manhandled the Columbus Cottonmouths 7-3 on Sunday afternoon.

ECHL notebook
Two coasts, one league, new name.

Lynx demolish Cottonmouths

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.

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.

Across South Carolina

City hires traffic consultants

Officials announce fast gain from tax

Across the area

Subscriber of the day

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 Cheryl Butler of Augusta.

Mother tries to drown boy, police say
An Augusta woman's attempt to drown her 3-year-old son in a bathtub may have been a cry for help, the woman's sister said Sunday.

Columbia County wins in lottery

IRS seeks refund owners
The Internal Revenue Service could be looking for you. This time, though, it's the one that owes the money.

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.

Stage is set for LeBlanc trial

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.

View the Leonid meteor shower in 3D
AIKEN - Astronomers are predicting that conditions won't be spectacular for what might be the last Leonid meteor storm of a lifetime.

15 groups compete in barbecue cook-off

Rants and Raves
A BIG RAVE FOR the terrific Veterans Day celebration at Midland Valley High School. The student performers and guest speaker were just outstanding.

Democrats blast Cheeks

Meteors hit peak Monday night

Election leaves Savannah with more power, questions

Across South Carolina

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Residents prepare yards for first possible freeze

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.

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.

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.

Stage is set for LeBlanc trial
Once again, a jury will be asked Tuesday to decide whether Aaron LeBlanc raped a woman.

Across Georgia

Warm kiss, cool day
Steve Yarish kisses his bundled-up daughter Ania, 11 months, as cooler temperatures hit Augusta. On Sunday, the two attended a concert at Riverwalk Augusta that was raising money for Ania's liver transplant last June.

Police look for link to snipers
GAFFNEY, S.C. - It's been more than 9 months since a minister was shot to death outside a grocery store, and Cherokee County's sheriff wants a federal task force investigating the sniper shootings around Washington, D.C., to look into his unsolved case.

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.

IRS seeks refund owners

Residents prepare yards for first possible freeze
Armed with a rake and insulated drink holders, Susan and Mark McBeath, of North Augusta, prepared Sunday to battle the area's first possible freeze.

News you can use

Meteors hit peak Monday night
AIKEN - Astronomers are predicting that conditions won't be spectacular for what might be the last Leonid meteor storm of a lifetime.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Delores Boston of Augusta.

Town prepares for homecoming
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Preparations are under way in a town of 2,500 to welcome back its favorite son, U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond.

Mother tries to drown boy, police say

Official talks weapons pacts

Across the area

Turnout carries greatest weight

Subscriber of the day

Family honors veteran at wall

Across Georgia

Navajo code talker translates history

Man sees with devices on job

Election saps Augusta's power

Georgia division prepares for battle

Resale store opens doors

County examines charter school

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.

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.

Police look for link to snipers

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.

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.

Across the southeast

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.

Mayoral candidates say race split votes

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."

Rants and Raves
A BIG RAVE FOR the terrific Veterans Day celebration at Midland Valley High School. The student performers and guest speaker were just outstanding.

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

Across Georgia
COLUMBUS -More than 90 people, including at least 6 nuns, were arrested for marching onto Fort Benning grounds Sunday during an annual protest of a U.S. military program that trains Latin American soldiers.

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.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating whether the director of the state's juvenile justice agency ordered the destruction of public records.

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

Across the area
A burglar's plans to hide in the attic at an Augusta convenience store until closing time fell through during the weekend when the ceiling gave way, a sheriff's report states.

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.

City hires traffic consultants
Foreseeing a boom in business growth, North Augusta officials recently hired three consultants to help draft regulations on commercial access to the major thoroughfares.

News you can use

Man sees with devices on job
Will James, the snack shop operator at the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, said that he lives a normal life despite being visually impaired. In fact, Mr. James said, he breaks a stereotype sometimes associated with blindness.

Train fans get children on board

Across the southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. -In the six months since the deadliest jail fire in North Carolina history claimed eight lives, the head of the state agency that inspects county jails has overhauled his safety programs and increased pressure on local officials to improve their lockups.

Across the Southeast

Mayoral candidates say race split votes
Bob Young and Ed McIntyre differ on most issues but say the same thing about how voters cast ballots along racial lines Nov. 5.

View the Leonid meteor shower in 3D

News you can use
Nov. 18, 1940 The Rev. John E. Hines, the rector of St. Paul's Church for the past four years, announced his resignation yesterday to accept the call to Christ Church in Houston, Texas.

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.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Warm kiss, cool day

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.

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.

Stewart takes page from Foyt

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 wins Winston title

Stewart wraps up NASCAR title; Busch wins race

Stewart wraps up NASCAR title; Busch wins race
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Tony Stewart got the job done Sunday, winning the Winston Cup championship with an 18th-place finish as Kurt Busch raced to victory in the Ford 400.

NASCAR notebook

Stewart takes page from Foyt
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Tony Stewart worked five days for legendary A.J. Foyt, and every time he felt like he did something good during that week of Indy car racing, Foyt would growl:

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.

Stewart wins Winston title
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Stock-car racing got a new champion Sunday at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, and in the process it may have gotten a glimpse of a champion in the making.

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.

Ratliff plays big part in Hawks' win

Bucs rout Panthers

Saints, Falcons back at it again

Bolden's pick pay back for getting beat

Falcons top Saints

Mr. Arthur Hunter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Pearle Sauls    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Woodrow Brown Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Jean Morris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jimmy Bradley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Louise OHara    (EASTON, Md.)
Mr. Billy Dickson    (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Whittle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Jean Morris
It was the need of money during tough times that brought so many customers to Jean Morris, but it was her kind and compassionate response, her daughter Shannon Bledsoe said, that attracted customers to her as a friend.

Mrs. Nancy Pitts-Rodriquez    (PEMBROKE PINES, Fla.)
Mr. John Randall    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. William May Jr.    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Susan Kitchen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Gaines    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Gilbert Kerwin Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Evelyn Coley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Myra Jones    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Mark Bowers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Josiah Cadle Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Curtis Shaw    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Harold Carter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Margarette Richardson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Evelyn Coley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Louise OHara    (EASTON, Md.)
Mrs. Dorothy Farmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Magdaline Millwood    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Eddie Grigg    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Freddie Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. George Harter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Magdaline Millwood    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Hope Hillis    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Dorothy Farmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Rev. Quay Rice, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jimmie Cowan    (BATH, S.C.)
Mrs. Nancy Rodriquez    (PEMBROKE PINES, Fla.)
Mrs. Eunice Byrd    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jimmy Bradley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Urmila Vyas    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Jack Anderson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Frances Walden    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Nell Spearman    (NINETY SIX, S.C.)
Mr. Thomas Whittle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Embre Scurry    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Betty Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Ann Riley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Lula Allen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Randall    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. Jack Anderson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Jasper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Everlyn Huffman    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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.

Hope Hillis    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Miles    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. George Harter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Bette Madden    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Janie Greenaugh    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Jasper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. John Gordon    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Evelyn Huffman    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Hazel Giuliani    (GRANVILLE, Ill.)
Sgt. Reginald Gilchrist    (BEAUFORT, S.C.)
Mr. Victor Jimenez, Jr.    (NASHVILLE, Tenn.)
Mrs. Betty Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Gaines (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie Greenaugh (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Josiah Cadle Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Hope Hillis (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie Lee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Curtis Shaw (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Thomas Jasper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Kitchen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ann Riley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Eddie Grigg (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Huffman (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. George Harter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Embre Scurry (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Jack Anderson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Elisabeth Claussen

Mrs. Myra Jones (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Woodrow Brown Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Rodriquez (PEMBROKE PINES, Fla.)

Mr. George Harter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Jean Morris

Mr. Jimmy Bradley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Farmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Everlyn Huffman (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Hazel Giuliani (GRANVILLE, Ill.)

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

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bette Madden (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Thomas Whittle (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Evelyn Coley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Carter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Bradley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Whittle (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jean Morris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Allen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise OHara (EASTON, Md.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearle Sauls (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Ms. Margarette Richardson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William May Jr. (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice Byrd (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Farmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Hunter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Gordon (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Recognizes great military veterans
Mother Nature had her way on Veterans Day in Augusta. It was a disappointment that the outdoor events were canceled, but a good decision. Brig. Gen. Jan Hicks, Fort Gordon, Ga.

A chosen leader for the people
Stagnant Augusta has not become the great city it could be. Ed McIntyre is a man full of wisdom given him by God. The two years and some months he was in office, this city moved faster and improved in so many things - that has not happened since he left office. He implemented plans for the civic center, the Riverwalk, the railroad overpass and so many other things. Bernice Herrington, Augusta

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

Former police academy director honest
I have known Maj. Michael Farrell, the former director of the East Georgia Regional Police Academy ("Academy director is dismissed," Nov. 8), for several years, and I absolutely do not believe he would ever make such a statement "about assisting a legislative candidate" in the same context as talking about failure at the police academy. Sandra Parson, 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.

Brave souls furthered Christianity
Regarding Douglas Cummings' Nov. 10 letter, "No satanic holiday," complaining about Christians and Halloween: Sadly, he is factually correct in saying human beings burned other human beings a mere 600 years ago. Some were Christians. These Christians were not, however, in the process of advancing the cause of Christ. James Fulford, Evans, Ga.

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

Abuse policy weakened
Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they're doing.

Echoes sentiment about craft show
I agree with Jean Strein's Nov. 12 letter, "Craft show is no place to bring strollers." The Christmas Made in the South craft show is no place for baby strollers. Sherrie Barefield, Waynesboro, Ga.

Too much restraint?
Was the complaint filed by the family of Laterrio Collins against Richmond County Deputy Paul Kervin chutzpah or just plain frivolous?

Southern-speak for pronouncing Atlanta
I was born and raised in Atlanta, and despite what that blood-thirsty Gen. William T. Sherman did to Atlanta, she is still a grand ol' dame. With so many Yankees now living in the South, it's tough for some of them to understand that you don't change the age-old pronunciation of a town (but they mean well). Ed Rolader, Aiken, S.C.

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.

'Miserables' people to watch for
I just had to write and say how much I agree with Dr. Patricia Palmer in her Nov. 8 letter, "Applauds Les Miserables cast," concerning her praise for the Augusta Prep performance of Les Miserables. T. Hazel, Augusta

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.

Turning other Cheeks
It's very disturbing that state Sen. Don Cheeks of Augusta would even consider switching parties immediately after the elections. Milton C. Keene, Thomson, Ga.

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

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

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

Laments removal of historic trees to build a park
As the week of Nov. 4 arrived, I knew that work was being done where our beloved courthouse had once stood. I also knew the work was for a new park. That morning, as I came through the middle of Swainsboro as I do on most work days, I was shocked - to put it mildly - when I saw what was taking place at the proposed park. Stuart Fagler, Swainsboro, Ga.

U.S. soccer team beats El Salvador

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Area sports announcements

Overtime

Fan punches goalie in head in Italy

Ali in Afghanistan on goodwill mission for U.N.

De La Hoya offers intriguing prize

Ali in Afghanistan on goodwill mission for U.N.
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Muhammad Ali arrived in Afghanistan on Sunday for a three-day visit to focus world attention on rebuilding one of the most devastated countries on earth.

Overtime
Nicole Ohlde had 20 points and Kendra Wecker added 19 as No. 5 Kansas State beat Georgia Tech 83-59 Sunday in the second round of the preseason WNIT.

U.S. soccer team beats El Salvador
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. national team wrapped up its most successful year Sunday and took its first steps toward the next World Cup with a 2-0 exhibition victory over El Salvador.

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.

Fan punches goalie in head in Italy
CAGLIARI, Sardinia -- A fan went on the field and punched the opposing goalkeeper in the head during an Italian league game Sunday, sending the player to the hospital.

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.

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.

Wheelin' sportsmen

Easy process used to make jerky at home

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

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

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

Bucs rout Panthers
TAMPA, Fla. -- Another tremendous defensive effort vaulted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into sole first place in the NFC South.

Bolden's pick pay back for getting beat
ATLANTA - Juran Bolden was one of the happier players in the locker room after the Atlanta Falcons' 24-17 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Vick leads Falcons, again
ATLANTA - Michael Vick's arsenal of weapons is well documented. Arguably the fastest quarterback in the NFL, the Atlanta Falcons' 22-year-old phenom can also use his arm as a weapon when necessary.

Falcons top Saints
ATLANTA -- Michael Vick flew through the air, somehow managing to stick the ball across the goal line before he went tumbling out of bounds.

Journalist uncovers Saddam's e-mail file
DURHAM, N.H. - Even Saddam Hussein gets spam.

Undergraduate students help to turn out robotic photographer that's good for party shots
ST. LOUIS -- Here's a new one for Miss Manners: Is it proper etiquette to take your robot to a wedding reception? What if the bride insists?

Feds increase pressure on spammers
The Federal Trade Commission says regulators are stepping up enforcement of that plague of spam filling your e-mail inbox, and launching undercover operations to put cyberhucksters out of business.

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.

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.

Georgia fans can exhale: They're Atlanta bound

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.

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.

Georgia notebook

Big win means little without SEC crown
It was unquestionably the biggest play of the season for Georgia, and it was probably the biggest of the past 20 years.

Big win means little without SEC crown

Will of champions

Georgia fans can exhale: They're Atlanta bound
AUBURN, Ala. -- Georgia fans can make travel plans, because their team's definitely going to Atlanta for the SEC championship game.

Gamecocks, Tigers concentrate on rivalry

Gamecocks, Tigers concentrate on rivalry
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- One of the nation's oldest rivalries will be a match up of two embattled teams - each adjusting to new quarterbacks, injuries and disappointing seasons.

Gamecocks fall to Gators

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

Russian TV network offering a prize that is out of this world

Odds and ends

Boomers active online

Mature themes prevalent in many video game titles

Undergraduate students help to turn out robotic photographer that's good for party shots

Journalist uncovers Saddam's e-mail file

Feds increase pressure on spammers