Wrigley Field close to becoming landmark
CHICAGO -- The Cubs are closing in on a deal that would allow them to expand Wrigley Field and would make the famous ballpark a landmark.

Wrigley Field close to becoming landmark

Searches can turn up more than you expected

Glavine meets with Phillies
PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies almost ended Atlanta's string of consecutive division titles in 2001. Adding Tom Glavine might get them past the Braves next season.

Glavine meets with Phillies

Business calendar
Wednesday: Coffee Club with Mike Keck of Edward Jones; 9:30 a.m., roundtable discussion of current market conditions; coffee and doughnuts served; call Sherri at 860-1307 for reservations.

Valuation processes determine price of business
Every day, buyers and sellers agree to an acceptable price for products or services. The buyers know how much they are willing to pay and the sellers know how much they are willing to accept.

Pocket change

Quality issues delay hangar
Four months after a new private airplane hangar was supposed to be finished, quality issues are still delaying its opening.

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: HP Pelzer (Automotive Systems) Inc.

EPA eases clean air requirements on power plants
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration will ease clean air rules, allowing power plants and refineries to avoid new pollution controls when expanding operations, administration sources said Friday.

Shutdowns, acquisitions to continue, expert says
ATLANTA - Mergers and acquisitions are likely in the pulp and paper industry, and older, unprofitable mills such as Durango Paper in Georgia will continue to shut down.

Quality issues delay hangar

Business briefs

Business briefs
Doctor's Associates Inc., owner of the Subway sandwich chain, announced the opening of its newest Augusta-area location at 4104 Windsor Spring Road, Suite 14, in Hephzibah.

Retro rides

Employees await payoffs

Business calendar

Know your boss
It's like a decoder ring for keeping bosses happy. At least that's what Constance Pritchard promised at a recent Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Stocks rise on investor optimism after two-day rally

Retro rides
Life's too short to drive an ordinary car.

EPA eases clean air requirements on power plants

On the move
Wachovia Mortgage Corp. has promoted Jason K. Redman to regional sales manager. The Augusta native, who has been with the company since May 2001 and was previously a mortgage loan officer, will be responsible for the Augusta, Savannah, Macon, Monroe, Athens and St. Simons Island markets in Georgia. He is a graduate of Augusta State University and lives in Augusta with his wife and two children.

Stocks rise on investor optimism after two-day rally
NEW YORK -- Wall Street edged higher Friday, as investors fought a temptation to cash in profits from a two-day surge on hopes of a year-end rally. A disappointing outlook from Brocade Communications pressured tech stocks.

Shutdowns, acquisitions to continue, expert says

Employees await payoffs
ST. MARYS - Former employees of the Durango-Georgia Paper Co. waiting for their paychecks got more bad news Friday: The earliest checks will be distributed is Monday, assuming a bankruptcy court judge gives the company permission.

On the move

Clemson notebook

Clemson tops South Carolina
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson is going bowling this season. South Carolina is just plain bowled over.

Nagys suspended for eight games for NCAA violations

There are no tuneups for Tigers

There are no tuneups for Tigers
CLEMSON, S.C. - There's a reason no one on Clemson's basketball team is referring to today's game against Wofford as a tuneup.

Nagys suspended for eight games for NCAA violations
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson has suspended forward Tomas Nagys for eight games because of several NCAA rules violations.

Clemson tops South Carolina

Bowden, Holtz put priority on meeting

Clemson notebook
SACK ATTACK: Bryant McNeal's sack of Pinkins late in the first half gave him 21 for his career, pushing him to sixth in Clemson's record books.

Bowden, Holtz put priority on meeting
CLEMSON, S.C. - It took Clemson coach Tommy Bowden a few years to taste the full flavor of his team's rivalry with South Carolina.

Iron Bowl features different fortunes, similar styles
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Both teams have strong running games powered by backups. Both have used two quarterbacks, one a dropback passer, the other a runner. Both have opportunistic defenses.

Lady Pacers fend off home tourney upset

Lady Dogs top Chattanooga

Compete for jobs

A clean break

Mayor choice is clear

Answer is, we need it

Arts calendar
BURKELAND GARDEN CLUB FESTIVAL OF TREES: 1-5 p.m. today, Waynesboro-Burke Campus of Augusta Technical Institute, Waynesboro, Ga.; evening with Santa, Teddy Bear Tea Party, silent auction; $10; 554-0187.

Be grateful, happy for what you have
Dear Readers: Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, and it can be especially difficult for people with troubles.

Hot for the holidays
It's official: Barbie, dressed as the fairy-tale character Rapunzel, rules Toyland this holiday season.

Home front
Homeowners want their homes to be a reflection of their personality or lifestyle. Many people today are staying closer to home, some even preferring to put the finishing touches on their home in lieu of travel or a vacation.

Tangy recipes take the 'can' out of cranberries
Mention cranberries and most people conjure an image of stiff jelly straight from a can that keeps its cylindrical shape until the tart and sweet condiment is sliced and passed around the Thanksgiving table.

Friendly, familiar voice falls silent
There are few things quite as sad as a silent stage.

Ride the high country
Jayuya, Puerto Rico - When city folk from Puerto Rico's populated northeastern region yearn to relax and indulge in nature, it's more than likely they'll head "a la isla" or "out on the island," far from the bustle and congestion of metropolitan San Juan.

Building on a dream
Somewhere between taking a house-painting job in Willow Creek off Berckmans Road 20 years ago and brushing on the last strokes, contractor JC Harrison knew he had found the right house for his family.

Georgia Southern looks to seedings
STATESBORO, Ga. - A couple of months ago, the Division I-AA playoff pairings were the last thing on the minds of Georgia Southern's football coaches and players.

Hewitt, Jackets should go deep
ATLANTA - For the first time in his three seasons at Georgia Tech, head coach Paul Hewitt has the kind of deep, talented roster he craves. As a result, the Yellow Jackets will play the up-tempo, pressing style that Hewitt loves.

He's in the game
ATLANTA - Marvious Hester is in the game. You've seen the commercials, the ones with NFL players taunting you and ends, "EA Sports. If it's in the game, it's in the game." The senior Georgia Tech cornerback is in the game, too.

Young Yellow Jackets shine
ATLANTA - Freshmen have been making their impact during college basketball's first weeks.

Hewitt, Jackets should go deep

He's in the game

Young Yellow Jackets shine

Golf roundup

Howell leads Australian Open

Howell leads Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Charles Howell III took full advantage of the decision to re-start the first round of the Australian Open from scratch, shooting a 5-under-par 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead.

Woods set to make a move at Dunlop Phoenix

Howell remains in running

Augusta anxious about Masters protests

Sorenstam takes a familiar position

Howell remains in running
MELBOURNE, Australia - Charles Howell dropped out of the lead, but the Augusta native is very much in the championship picture entering today's final round of the Australian Open.

Re-start benefits Howell
MELBOURNE, Australia - Augusta native Charles Howell took full advantage of the decision to re-start the first round of the Australian Open from scratch, shooting 5-under-par 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead.

Huston-Maggert team takes first-round lead in Shootout

Huston-Maggert team takes first-round lead in Shootout
NAPLES, Fla. -- John Huston and Jeff Maggert fired an 8-under-par 64 under the alternate shot format to take the first-round lead Friday in the Franklin Templeton Shootout.

Augusta anxious about Masters protests
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Terry Wick couldn't ask for a better place to cater to VIP golf fans than The Clubhouse, a banquet hall he manages that's across the street from the main entrance to Augusta National Golf Club.

Woods set to make a move at Dunlop Phoenix
MIYAZAKI, Japan -- Finally, somebody found a weakness in Tiger Woods' game. And it turned out to be Tiger.

Golf roundup
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Rachel Teske doesn't have Hall of Fame credentials like her two challengers in the LPGA Tour's ADT Championship. At least she has the lead.

Sorenstam takes a familiar position
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The LPGA Tour season comes to an end this week, and Annika Sorenstam is still going strong.

Wardlaw gets easy win over Cambridge

'Decent' doesn't win state titles

Unbeaten Screven County easily advances

Westside tops Appling

Blackville-Hilda advances

Lincoln County gets easy victory

Washington-Wilkes tops Chattooga

Thomson stays unbeaten with shutout

Friday's prep basketball scores

Prep scores

North Augusta sets out to prove worthy of ranking

Burke County ousted
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Shaw coach Charles Flowers found a video tape of the Raiders' 2000 Georgia Class AAAA state semifinal victory at the Georgia Dome.

Lincoln County gets easy victory
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Terrence Norman and Gavin Williams scored two touchdown each as Lincoln County returned to action with a victory over Bremen in the Class A playoffs.

Unbeaten Screven County easily advances
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Screven County rushed for 348 yards and blew past Jefferson County, 47-20, in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs at Kelly Memorial Stadium on Friday.

Wardlaw wins state title
BATESBURG, S.C. - Senior quarterback Kevin Molony knew he had just one more shot at reliving state championship glory.

'Decent' doesn't win state titles
The 40 second-half points were impressive. So were the 27 that were scored in the last 9:07 of the game. Laney, for a half anyway, looked like a team that can bulldoze through anybody.

Westside tops Appling
BAXLEY, Ga. - Aundra Ellison, Alan Gregg and Obi Egekeze were the heroes as 10th-ranked Westside routed Appling County in the Class AAA playoffs.

Laney gets easy victory
Never underestimate the importance of momentum in prep football. For that matter, don't underestimate the importance of Laney's J.K. Sabb, either.

Golden Hawks run by Tigers
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - In its third game of this football season, Washington Countywas still struggling to find its offense, and needed a fumble return for a touchdown to escape with a 7-0 road win over Swainsboro.

Brentwood trounces Piedmont
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Brentwood roared into the GISA Class AA championship game with an easy victory over Piedmont.

Thomson stays unbeaten with shutout
THOMSON, Ga. - Thomson expected a physical game, even in its first-round playoff game against a No. 4 seed.

Blackville-Hilda advances
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - If it's not broken, don't fix it. That philosophy served Blackville-Hilda coach David Berry well this season. The formula worked again Friday night as the Hawks defeated Johnsonville 27-10 in the Class A Lower State semifinals at Huggins Stadium.

Wardlaw gets easy win over Cambridge
BATESBURG, S.C. - Kevin Molony scored seven touchdowns as the Patriots won their second SCISA Class A title in four years.

Washington-Wilkes tops Chattooga
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Herman Wynne scored on two short runs and Jake Dyson rushed for 72 yards as Washington-Wilkes easily handled Chattooga in the Class AA playoffs.

Penguins top Thrashers
ATLANTA -- Johan Hedberg claims it's not as easy as it appears.

Capitals snap skid, beat Thrashers
WASHINGTON -- With high-scoring Peter Bondra sidelined and his team plodding through another miserable first period, Washington Capitals coach Bruce Cassidy had a familiar sensation in the pit of his stomach.

Penguins top Thrashers

Capitals snap skid, beat Thrashers

Searches can turn up more than you expected
Just when you think you've graduated from the School of Experience, someone thinks up a new course.

Supporter Young included in SRS recognition

Make Young the 'unbound' mayor

At least Young's mistake was honest

Bob Young recruits industry to area; McIntyre's health a concern

We need Young

Young has profound belief in Augusta

Augustans lose

Defends Young and wife against rant

McIntyre is our best chance

Augusta lucky to have Young's leadership

McIntyre will aid city in progress

Hot for the holidays

Home front

Building on a dream

Tangy recipes take the 'can' out of cranberries

Arts calendar

Be grateful, happy for what you have

Ride the high country

Friendly, familiar voice falls silent

Lynx lose heartbreaker, 2-1

Slap shots

Slap shots
Richmond's top line of Lars Pettersen, Brad Church and David Brosseau has scored 41 points over its past 10 games, as the Renegades won six straight and eight of 10 to take over first place in the tight Northeast Division.

Augusta loses big
RICHMOND, Va. - It was not a good night to be an Augusta Lynx goaltender.

Co-owner of ice center buys share of Lynx

Lynx lose heartbreaker, 2-1
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Greenville's Martin Maea scored with one second to play in the game Saturday night, giving the Grrrowl a 2-1 victory over the Augusta Lynx in East Coast Hockey League action.

Lynx notebook

Lynx notebook
How do so many ex-Augusta Lynx players go on to shine for new teams?

Co-owner of ice center buys share of Lynx
The Augusta Lynx have their first local owner. Majority owner Peter Gillespie announced Friday that Augusta Ice Sports Center co-owner Pete Budwick purchased a minority share of the minor-league hockey team.

Election raises research concerns
ATHENS, Ga. - Athens could become a focal point for cancer research and outreach if a proposal from the University of Georgia and the Athens health care community is not derailed by the change in state administration.

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Across the area

Beloved ecologist's wishes will guide use of 25 acres
ATHENS, Ga. - Eugene Odum, a UGA ecologist known for his love of nature, willed 25 acres along the Middle Oconee River in Clarke County to the University of Georgia Foundation.

Rants and raves
I AM TIRED OF IT. Older people a being ripped off by some national and local senior citizen organizations. Higher credit card rates, travel tours and insurance costs. Check it out yourself.

Boy saves choking pupil
With one well-placed squeeze, seventh-grader A.J. Kirkman saved the life of a friend in the lunchroom of Riverside Middle School on Thursday.

Attorneys fail to end track fight
AIKEN - An attempt to settle the debate over the McGhees' Mile Track, which some want designated historic, before Monday night's Aiken City Council meeting has failed.

Convicted killer gets life in prison
A Martinez man will serve life in prison for the murder of an Augusta woman.

Fraud sends 2 men to jail

Pupils help feed needy for holidays
'Tis the season of giving for local schools. For the past several weeks, Columbia and Richmond county pupils have been bringing in canned food items for the Salvation Army's annual Christmas food drive

Agent says blood ties LeBlanc to scene

Columbia County panel makes plans for 2003
ATHENS, Ga. - The Columbia County Commission will start the new year with two veterans, two new arrivals and one member who has been in office less than six months.

Across the southeast
FAIRFAX, Va. -Virginia prosecutors have assembled a team of veteran investigators from several counties to help build the cases against sniper suspects John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo.

Board examines filing by Walker
The Richmond County Board of Elections met behind closed doors Friday to discuss state Sen. Charles Walker's lawsuit challenging the results of the Nov. 5 election.

Environmental questions arise from arena plan

Across the area
Police arrested a North Augusta man in the parking lot of a North Augusta bank Friday morning as he waited for a woman whom police said he forced at gunpoint to make a withdrawal.

State workers await upheaval

Fraud sends 2 men to jail
The president of a Thomson-based construction company and a former employee of a pharmaceutical giant were sentenced to federal prison Friday for their part in cheating the maker of the arthritis drug Celebrex out of millions of dollars through fraud and kickbacks.

Warrants served for teen suspects

Boyfriend is sought in assault on woman
An Augusta man was being sought Friday on domestic violence charges in the severe beating of his girlfriend, police said.

Police say men planned jailbreak

Police say men planned jailbreak
Two inmates at the Richmond County jail were charged with attempted escape Friday after authorities uncovered a plot to free themselves from their cell, police said.

Indigent advocates fear shift

Indigent advocates fear shift
ATLANTA - Since 1964, advocates have struggled to improve the way people who can't afford a lawyer are represented in Georgia courtrooms.

Inmate gets life sentence for rape

Across the South Carolina
LANCASTER - Police have arrested a Lancaster man they accuse of scamming residents out of money by promising them well-paying jobs and stock in a nonexistent company.

Subscriber of the day
Janette Sistrunk of Hephzibah is today's subscriber of the day.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A 19-year-old Morehouse College student accused of beating another student with a baseball bat will be prosecuted under Georgia's hate crime law, District Attorney Paul Howard said.

Event can help pupils, pastor says
"Let's pray for the lunchroom," Bonnie Vest said on a brisk Saturday morning outside North Harlem Elementary School.

Rants and raves
I AM A WOMAN, too, and I think we should fight for our rights sometimes, but leave the men at the Augusta National alone. Men like to get away sometimes from their wives. If you want a golf thing, start your own.

Auto envy
Scott Grantham looks at a 1971 Lamborghini Countach during Augusta Technical College's annual Car and Truck Show.

ScheerGame offers good record
Skip Ashooh always wondered whether his hometown of Manchester, N.H., could accommodate an amenity as sprawling as a 10,000-seat arena.

Museum kicks off Christmas

Local officials support plan for coliseum
Downtown Augusta's aging civic center could be replaced by an $89 million regional coliseum on River Watch Parkway if elected officials - and ultimately voters - get behind a new study unveiled Friday.

Across South Carolina

Inmate gets life sentence for rape
Justice for an Augusta woman arrived Friday, nearly seven years after she was attacked.

City plans redistricting vote

Across the Southeast
WHITESBURG, Ky. -An eastern Kentucky group plans to launch a national newspaper advertising campaign to persuade CBS to stop casting for a new reality show based on The Beverly Hillbillies.

Veteran speaks at Boy Scout benefit
Retired lieutenant general Robert F. Foley was the guest of honor at the annual benefit for the Boy Scouts of America, Georgia-Carolina Council, on Friday night.

Festive hospital
Amy Mears and her daughter Mia, 3, listen to the festive music of the Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School Strings at University Hospital.

Local officials support plan for coliseum

Election raises research concerns

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH -Severalmotorcycle owners say they are taking their Harley-Davidson Myrtle Beach fall rally to Columbia next year.

Augusta women offer support to fourth accuser
GASTONIA, N.C. - For a long time they just called her "Number 4," - the fourth woman to publicly accuse Aaron LeBlanc of rape.

Augusta women offer support to fourth accuser

Slain sheriff's wife sues county
DECATUR, Ga. - The widow of slain DeKalb County Sheriff-elect Derwin Brown is seeking $50 million in damages from the former sheriff convicted of his murder. Other former officers and the county government also are part of the suit.

Police say pupils planned attack

Warrants served for teen suspects
Edgefield County officials delivered warrants for murder and kidnapping to Columbia County on Friday for the three teens already charged in Georgia in the disappearance and slaying of an Evans man.

Across the Southeast

Agent says blood ties LeBlanc to scene
GASTONIA, N.C. - Aaron LeBlanc's blood dribbled not only onto a couch cover but also onto the panties of the woman who has accused him of rape, a DNA expert testified Friday.

Across the area

Rants and raves
I AM A WOMAN, too, and I think we should fight for our rights sometimes, but leave the men at the Augusta National alone. Men like to get away sometimes from their wives. If you want a golf thing, start your own.

Festive hospital

Museum kicks off Christmas
The glistening, silver-gray beard and red-and-white suit of ol' St. Nick will forever excite children - particularly during this time of year.

State workers await upheaval
ATLANTA - For a few thousand Georgians, the results of this month's elections were about more than whether their favorite political party would call the shots for the next few years.

Board finds runoff funds
Political pundits had predicted a mayoral runoff for months, but Richmond County's Board of Elections office couldn't budget for one until the general election was over and the winner had not been determined.

News you can use
Augusta will be the focal point of thousands from throughout the Central Savannah River Area tomorrow afternoon as Broad Street becomes the scene of the most gigantic pre-Christmas celebration ever to thrill Yule season enthusiasts.

Across the area
An Augusta man was taken to Doctors Hospital after he was overcome by smoke during an apartment fire Saturday.

Concert launches charity program
It's that time of year again, and The Augusta Chronicle is seeking help for the 72nd annual Empty Stocking Fund.

Across the southeast

Judge is considered for Court of Appeals
An Augusta-area judge is one of seven Georgia lawyers and judges being considered by Gov. Roy Barnes to fill a vacancy on the state Court of Appeals.

Board finds runoff funds

Vision for Augusta comes into focus
"What do you want Augusta to look like in 10 years?" Would it have more libraries? More walking trails? State-of-the-art buildings fronted by bustling sidewalks, or theaters packed with spectators?

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -An Atlanta police officer shot and killed a man Saturday who was slashing another officer with a knife.

Flag emblem's popularity grows

Task force aims for state funds
ATLANTA - Even as advocates for religious charities are consolidating their gains from this year's legislative session, they're gearing up to push their cause to the next level.

Boy saves choking pupil

Task force aims for state funds

Sanford, secretary of energy hold talk

Environmental questions arise from arena plan
A broad plan to locate a new arena along the Augusta Canal and expand municipal offices into one of downtown's oldest industrial areas could face some unusual environmental hurdles.

Police say pupils planned attack
AIKEN - Two Aiken Middle School pupils were arrested Tuesday after police said they had detailed a plot to blow up their school and kill the police officer assigned there.

Completing an artistic endeavor
Memorabilia of General G.T. Anderson is a fairly simple painting, as far as still-lifes go.

Flag emblem's popularity grows
Twenty years ago, Lark Jones wanted to show his pride for South Carolina by flying a state flag in front of his North Augusta law office.

Judge is considered for Court of Appeals

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Michelle Reeves of Augusta is today's subscriber of the day.

Across Georgia

Sanford, secretary of energy hold talk
COLUMBIA - U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham met with Gov.-elect Mark Sanford for about a half-hour Friday to talk about plans for Savannah River Site to handle weapons-grade plutonium, along with other issues.

Rants and raves
I AM TIRED OF IT. Older people a being ripped off by some national and local senior citizen organizations. Higher credit card rates, travel tours and insurance costs. Check it out yourself.

Attorneys fail to end track fight

City plans redistricting vote
AIKEN - Bill Thomasson can name Aiken City Council's members, but he can't say what district they represent.

News you can use

Completing an artistic endeavor

Concert launches charity program

Auto envy

Vision for Augusta comes into focus

Subscriber of the day

Cinderella for a day
SALLEY, S.C. - Ten-year-old Carla Bearden said she didn't care whether she won or lost.

Significance stops at 100th anniversary
CLEMSON, S.C. - As centennial celebrations in the Palmetto State go, Saturday evening's affair might have induced more national snoring than U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond at his own upcoming 100th birthday soiree.

NBA briefs

Hawks extend skid against Celtics

Atlanta falls in double OT
BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics learned last spring that no deficit is too big to overcome.

Hawks extend skid against Celtics
ATLANTA -- Shammond Williams stepped into the starting lineup and had 19 points and six of Boston's 17 steals as the Celtics won their third straight game Saturday night, defeating the Atlanta Hawks 109-99.

NBA briefs
Charles Barkley kissed a donkey's backside on television Thursday night, paying off a debt for his errant prediction that Yao Ming would not score 19 points in a game this season.

Lady Dogs top Chattanooga
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Georgia's two tallest players delivered, just when the game got a little close for comfort for the eighth-ranked Lady Dogs.

Pacers back home, continue streak
AIKEN - No. 17-ranked USC Aiken ran its home winning streak to a school-record 14 games with a 73-51 victory over Voorhees on Friday night in the Four Seasons Tip-Off Classic.

Lady Pacers fend off home tourney upset
AIKEN - The second day of the Four Seasons Tip-Off nearly proved disastrous again for the USC Aiken women.

Stretch runs starts today

Panthers' wide receiver charged in film-room fight

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Mrs. Emma Morgan (ASHEVILLE, N.C.)

Mr. Jack Murray (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Evva Pettinato (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Thelma Moore (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Shelva Carroll (MILLEN, Ga)

Mrs. Christine Lee (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Ms. Christie Godwin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Answer is, we need it
The questions were simple enough.

Bob Young recruits industry to area; McIntyre's health a concern
Many of us have logged in hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours. We do this to make Augusta a better place for us. ... On Nov. 26, we need to vote. This vote will greatly affect our future. Woody Merry, Augusta

Young has profound belief in Augusta
I encourage fellow Augustans to re-elect Bob Young as our mayor in the runoff election to be held Tuesday. Sonny Pittman, Augusta

We need Young
Things are looking up for Augusta and Georgia. We got rid of the Walkers - Jr. and Sr. - as well as the do-nothing senator, but all is not well and good. M. Don Williams, Augusta

McIntyre will aid city in progress
I am working hard to get Ed McIntyre elected Augusta's mayor for three reasons: King M. Singleton, Augusta

Augustans lose
When you are convicted of a felony, you can't own a firearm. But you can run for mayor of a city and get the right to do the same thing you were sent to prison for. Ray Newman, North Augusta, S.C.

Mayor choice is clear
Pivotal moments can sneak up on you. This is one of them.

At least Young's mistake was honest
Paul L. Cook, a regular contributor to these pages, remaining true-to-form in his incessant zeal about the virtues of voting for Democrats - regardless of their suitability for the office in question - has spoken yet again in his Nov. 14 letter, "City needs McIntyre's leadership," in support of Ed McIntyre for Augusta's mayor. Terry Bedell, Appling, Ga.

Make Young the 'unbound' mayor
Four years ago, following Mayor Bob Young's election, I approached a local AM station owned by the family of Lee Beard, mayor pro-tem of the Augusta Commissioners, about launching a weekly radio program where the people and the mayor could have a dialogue on issues pertinent to the city and Central Savannah River Area. Hours upon hours were given, the mayor even re-arranged schedules, but the program failed. I believe the project failed because the station owners were unwilling to promote and advertise the mayor's outreach efforts. Sam Jones, Harlem, Ga.

Supporter Young included in SRS recognition
On Oct. 29, the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration held a public hearing to obtain community input on a proposed Modern Pit Facility. At that meeting, over 500 people turned out to provide their opinions. An overwhelming majority of those present were very supportive of the work we perform at Savannah River Site. Bob Pedde

Augusta lucky to have Young's leadership
American cities today have many challenges: housing, jobs, police, education, transportation, clean water, etc. One of the biggest challenges they face is finding leaders, who not only understand the problems facing urban America, but who also know how to develop solutions and forge the partnerships necessary to implement them. Richard F. Anderson, Ph.D., Washington, D.C.

Compete for jobs
The government should always be looking for ways to save money - after all, it is our money it's spending.

Defends Young and wife against rant
I am writing in response to the rant published in The Chronicle on Nov. 16, stating that Mayor Bob Young and his wife, Gwen, are only interested in themselves and how they can benefit from Mr. Young being mayor. ... Helen W. Kanavage, Augusta

A clean break
Since the Nov. 5 election, the air in Augusta has been just short of electric.

McIntyre is our best chance
It gives me a queasy feeling when I see Republicans lift up Bob Young as their mayoral candidate, as they did during Gov.-elect Sonny Perdue's recent visit to Augusta. After all, this is the same Republican Party that now must make good on it Henry Sturgis, Augusta

Area sports announcements

Klitschko stops Donald ,sets up Lewis fight

Overtime

Overtime
Augusta State University's Physical Education/Athletic Complex was renamed Christenberry Field House on Wednesday, honoring Dr. George A. Christenberryfor his 16 years of service as president of Augusta College.

Overtime
Courtney Kupets won the women's uneven bars at the 36th Gymnastics World Championships on Saturday in Debrecen, Hungary, to become the first American in more than 20 years to win the title.

Bulgarian wins weightlifting gold in 170-pound category
WARSAW, Poland -- Georgi Markov of Bulgaria won a gold medal in the men's 170-pound category Friday at the World Weightlifting Championships.

Area sports announcements
Dec. 14: The Georgia Stallions 16-under travel team will hold tryouts from 1-4 p.m. at the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Complex. For information, call Tony Mangieri at (706) 554-3134, (877) 560-1653 or email at tonymangieri@aol.com.

Klitschko stops Donald ,sets up Lewis fight
DORTMUND, Germany -- Vitaly Klitschko knocked out Larry Donald in the 10th round Saturday, paving the way for a WBC title fight with Lennox Lewis.

It

Its not uncommon to see coyotes in Augusta area
Each year about this time, calls start coming in about one of nature's most secretive creatures: the coyote.

Luck of the draw
ELBERTON, Ga. - Nine lucky youngsters gathered near Russell Dam last weekend for the fourth annual Youth Waterfowl Hunt held by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Luck of the draw

Outdoors calendar

Outdoors calendar
THURSDAY, DEC. 5: Palmetto Deer Hunters Association and Buckshot Magazine will hold a dinner and venison drive at 5:30 p.m. at Aiken Jaycees Fairgrounds, with BBQ, hunting product displays and auctions. Processed venison will be donated to Hunters for the Hungry. Tickets are $30. Call (803) 467-0148 for tickets or more details.

Prep scores
Scores from area prep basketball games.

Friday's prep basketball scores
Here are prep basketball scores from Friday's games.

North Augusta sets out to prove worthy of ranking
North Augusta finished 21-6 last year and fell to Spartanburg by one point in the Class AAAA Upper State semifinal game. Despite losing some talent to graduation, the Yellow Jackets begin the 2002-03 season ranked No. 1 in the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association preseason poll.

Panthers' wide receiver charged in film-room fight
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith was jailed and charged with misdemeanor assault Friday after attacking a teammate earlier this week.

Stretch runs starts today
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Offensive left tackle Bob Whitfield has had much more experience with losing than winning in his 11 years with the Atlanta Falcons.

Giving thanks
Thoughts of going home and sitting with the family; the freedom to worship; the joys of a long life and watching grandchildren grow - these are some of the treasures that local families cherish this holiday season.

God's children should live in peace instead of fear
``Americans are taking a risk 30 times greater by driving on the freeways in our major cities than traveling as pilgrims to Israel,'' says Wayne Skaff, who leads pilgrims on Holy Land Tours. He goes on to say, ``No one should go there in fear of losing their life. If people really are scared, they shouldn't go. On the other hand, we believe that our Christian faith puts us in God's hands, and he will be there to protect us on the freeways or in Israel.''

Faith digest
About 65 to 70 motorcyclists will escort a truck full of frozen turkeys across Augusta starting at 1:30 p.m. today. The ride will kick off at Augusta Harley Davidson, 4200 Frontage Road, and end at Miracle Making Ministries' Trinity Outreach Mission, 818 8th St., where 65 families will be waiting for the delivery.

Menorah lighting opens eight days of Hanukkah
As the sun slips below the horizon Friday, observant Jews will light the first of eight candles on their menorahs.

Faith and Fellowship calendar
COMMUNITY DAY: 9 a.m. Saturday, Crawford Baptist Church; clothes giveaway, health fair, music and more.

Volunteers will feed the masses
Turkey and dressing, yams and greens will abound Thanksgiving at several Augusta-area centers where hundreds will come for their holiday dinner.

Significance stops at 100th anniversary

Transplant drug could improve success of cancer radiation therapy
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Researchers have discovered that a drug normally used to prevent the rejection of kidney transplants might improve radiation therapy by keeping cancer tumors from growing between doses.

Israeli mo-ped unit shows off first-response tactics at Phila. convention
PHILADELPHIA -- When a Palestinian man blew up a bus in Jerusalem on Thursday, killing 11 and wounding dozens, three men on sleek mo-peds were the first medical units to respond.

Tech 'monitoring net' readied for scouring Iraq
NEW YORK -- With four years of tidy-up time since weapons inspectors left Iraq, finding remnants of outlawed arms in a country the size of California would meet anyone's idea of a tough job.

Trust us, Microsoft asks in secure computing push
NEW YORK -- A global powerhouse famous for steamrolling competitors is now asking us to trust it as a crucial government partner in information security.

Big run fuels No. 18 Dogs

Big run fuels No. 18 Dogs
ATHENS, Ga. - When Jarvis Hayes played at Western Carolina, he looked at games against major conference teams as an opportunity to prove himself.

Receiver shies from his role as team's savior

Georgia students mad about lack of tickets
ATHENS, Ga. - Students at the University of Georgia on Friday protested the lack of tickets allocated to them for the Southeastern Conference title game Dec. 7 at the Georgia Dome.

Receiver shies from his role as team's savior
When most Georgia fans think about the 1980 Florida game, they think about Lindsay Scott, who raced 93 yards with the game-winning touchdown catch.

Transfer of power: Wilkins ready for Dogs
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia coach Jim Harrick thinks he knows how difficult it was for Damien Wilkins to sit out last season while fulfilling NCAA transfer requirements.

Transfer of power: Wilkins ready for Dogs

Search is on for a leader

USC notebook

USC notebook
CLEMSON, S.C. - Early last week, South Carolina coach Lou Holtz said he was unsure if freshman receiver Troy Williamson would even make the trip for Saturday's game at Clemson.

Gamecock fans embrace new Carolina Center
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina's new arena is so nice, even Clemson fan Leslie Wylie had to grudgingly give it praise.

Search is on for a leader
COLUMBIA - Dave Odom knew he would miss Aaron Lucas' numbers.

South Carolina tops Clemson in women's basketball
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Cristina Ciocan scored a career-high 23 points as South Carolina opened up the new Carolina Center with a 72-58 win over Clemson on Friday night.

Game of the week

Gamecock fans embrace new Carolina Center

Clemson, South Carolina have much in common
CLEMSON, S.C. -- An inexperienced quarterback learning on the job. Several mistake-filled, high-profile losses. More disappointment than any one expected.

Game of the week
In the 100th playing of one of college football's more intense rivalries, South Carolina tries to win back-to-back games over Clemson for the first time since 1969-70.

Clemson, South Carolina have much in common

Trust us, Microsoft asks in secure computing push

Israeli mo-ped unit shows off first-response tactics at Phila. convention

Transplant drug could improve success of cancer radiation therapy

Tech 'monitoring net' readied for scouring Iraq

God's children should live in peace instead of fear

Giving thanks

Faith and Fellowship calendar

Menorah lighting opens eight days of Hanukkah

Faith digest

Volunteers will feed the masses