City, minor-league team dispute property on auction after team leaves town
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- The city of Columbus and its former minor-league baseball team are grappling over the rights to auction off ballpark bric-a-brac from popcorn makers to the scoreboard.

City, minor-league team dispute property on auction after team leaves town

Searches can turn up more than you expected

Head-on crash kills sisters traveling in separate cars to visit each other
SIX MILE, Ala. -- Two sisters were killed when their vehicles collided head-on on a rural highway as they traveled to visit each other, authorities said.

University investigating whether laws broken in filming of adult movie on campus
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University officials were trying to determine if the makers of a pornographic video filmed partly in a campus dorm broke any laws or if 20 to 30 students who participated violated any campus rules.

Odds and Ends
OKLAHOMA CITY -- It's taken 13 years, but Gov. Frank Keating finally has his briefcase back.

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.

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

When it comes to money, working women need to demand their due

Business calendar

Giving to your employees

Fourth-quarter rally stunning - but will it last?
NEW YORK -- Wall Street's steady march upward sure seems awesome. A look at who's participating, however, indicates it may not be as encouraging as it appears.

Retro rides

Money funds have investors thinking twice
NEW YORK - Seen as a safe haven for cash, money market funds have lulled investors with the promise that their principal - plus some interest payments - would always be there for a rainy day. But investors might need to rethink that view.

Giving to your employees
NEW YORK -- Gifts to employees at holiday time can be one of the most difficult issues for a small business owners. If you've never given to employees, should you? Can the company afford them this year? And what do you give?

Money funds have investors thinking twice

When it comes to money, working women need to demand their due
NEW YORK -- Executive coach Mary Genkins was working with a young woman who was soon to go before her boss for a year-end evaluation.

Pocket change

On the move

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.

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.

Fourth-quarter rally stunning - but will it last?

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

Clemson wins season opener

There are no tuneups for Tigers

Clemson wins season opener
ANDERSON, S.C. -- Chris Hobbs knows his coach was right. Still, that doesn't make him feel much better about missing most of the first half, even after scoring 14 of his 19 points after the break in Clemson's season-opening win Sunday.

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.

Clemson is tough enough

Clemson notebook

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

Clemson tops South Carolina

Clemson is tough enough
CLEMSON, S.C. - They read all week that South Carolina would have the advantage because the Gamecocks were tougher than Clemson.

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.

Monday morning quarterback

Miami No. 1, but not unanimous
Miami is still No. 1, but it's no longer unanimous.

Iron Bowl win gives Tigers boost

Miami No. 1, but not unanimous

Wofford wants answers after missing Division I-AA playoffs

Iron Bowl win gives Tigers boost
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- No. 20 Auburn found the surest way to rescue a faltering season: Win the Iron Bowl.

Wofford wants answers after missing Division I-AA playoffs
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Wofford halfback Jesse McCoy expected a celebration on Sunday when he came to campus. Instead, he knew his season was over when he saw running backs coach Freddie Brown shaking his head in disgust.

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

Pacers lose lead, game in OT

Lady Pacers fend off home tourney upset

Fat and greed

Answer is, we need it

A delicate balance

Mayor choice is clear

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

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.

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.

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.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
"The Pennsylvania Miners' Story" is a remarkably good film, but you'll want to rate it "C" (for claustrophobic).

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.

John Walsh adds a daily talk show to his crime-busting armament
NEW YORK -- For 14 years, John Walsh has mobilized a crime sweep from the nation's TV screens. Briefed by Walsh every week on "America's Most Wanted," his deputized viewers help flush out the bad guys (with 727 captures and counting).

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.

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.

Georgia Southern routs Maine
ORONO, Maine -- Julias Jenkins had 22 points and the Georgia Southern defense stepped up in the second half as the Eagles beat Maine 91-77 Sunday to win the Maine Tip-Off Classic.

Eagles seeded third in Division I-AA playoffs
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Georgia Southern, in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs for the sixth straight year, got a No. 3 seed in the pairings announced Sunday, and the Eagles will face Bethune-Cookman in the first round.

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.

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.

Georgia Southern routs Maine

Eagles seeded third in Division I-AA playoffs

Young Yellow Jackets shine

He's in the game

Harrington wins Asian Open
TA SHEE, Taiwan -- Ireland's Padraig Harrington shot a 3-under 69 Sunday for a one-stroke victory over India's Jyoti Randhawa at the Asian Open.

Augusta anxious about Masters protests

Woods fails to make a run at Dunlop Phoenix

Howell remains in running

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.

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.

A perfect ending to Sorenstam's year

Golf roundup

Allan wins Australian Open by a shot

Allan wins Australian Open by a shot
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Steve Allan shot a 68 Sunday to edge PGA Championship winner Rich Beem and two others by a shot in the Australian Open.

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.

A perfect ending to Sorenstam's year
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Dominant to the very end, Annika Sorenstam finished off the best LPGA Tour season in 38 years with a 4-under 68 on Sunday to win the season-ending ADT Championship, her 11th victory of the year.

Woods fails to make a run at Dunlop Phoenix
MIYAZAKI, Japan -- Tiger Woods rediscovered his putting stroke too late to make a run at the Dunlop Phoenix title.

'Decent' doesn't win state titles

Thomson stays unbeaten with shutout

Trojans look to rebound from last year's lossc

North Augusta sets out to prove worthy of ranking

Players to watch

Prep scores

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

'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.

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.

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.

Aiken teens plead guilty in school plot
AIKEN - The two Aiken Middle School students who devised a plot to blow up their school and kill students along with the police officer assigned there pleaded guilty Monday.

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

Young has profound belief in Augusta

Augusta lucky to have Young's leadership

McIntyre is our best chance

Poor folks' houses in polluted areas

McIntyre will aid city in progress

Defends Young and wife against rant

National PAL Boxing Tournament

Cartoonist McKee should be ashamed

Be grateful, happy for what you have

Friendly, familiar voice falls silent

Hot for the holidays

Arts calendar

Home front

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead

John Walsh adds a daily talk show to his crime-busting armament

Tangy recipes take the 'can' out of cranberries

Ride the high country

Building on a dream

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.

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.

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

Slap shots

Lynx notebook

Lynx lose heartbreaker, 2-1

Taylor's road to governor bumpy

Tellers celebrate art by spinning tall tales
The Augusta-Aiken area's storytelling troupe celebrated man's oldest art form, one that uses no canvas, paint or brush, at the Morris Museum of Art on Sunday.

Disabled man to be tried for DUI
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - A mix of plea bargains and a lack of communication among authorities in the Carolinas allowed Jerry James Carruth to slip through the cracks in a half-dozen drunken-driving cases, prosecutors say.

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

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.

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.

Subscriber of the day

Across the southeast

Across the southeast
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -Lawyers for the nursing home whose owner had an affair with Gov. Paul Patton go to court today to defend the facility against state efforts to shut it down.

Subscriber of the day

Garden honors walker's memory

Auto envy

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.

City plans redistricting vote

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

Across Georgia

Rants and Raves
FOR THE MAN who has been given a stay of execution. He has been on death row for years for killing a go-go dancer. Give me a break. Kill the man and get it over with.

Environmental questions arise from arena plan

Freshman lawmaker leads class
WASHINGTON - The leader of an improbable class of congressional newcomers might be the most improbable of them all.

Across South Carolina

Rants and Raves
FOR THE MAN who has been given a stay of execution. He has been on death row for years for killing a go-go dancer. Give me a break. Kill the man and get it over with.

Task force aims for state funds

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.

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.

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

Across the southeast

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.

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

Freshman lawmaker leads class

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

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?

Judge is considered for Court of Appeals

Vision for Augusta comes into focus

Across the area

Across the area

Workers made good friends, living at plant

Plant begins cleanup after fire

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is William Christman of Augusta.

Taylor's road to governor bumpy
ATLANTA - A month ago, he was master of the state Senate and on track, many believed, to be governor in four years. Suddenly, Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor is about to be made a figurehead by a Senate no longer under his thumb, and his road to the governor's office is much less clear.

News you can use
NOV. 25, 1962 A foul-smelling odor, which blanketed the downtown Augusta area Saturday morning, was finally traced to a broken cooling unit at Borden Creameries on Walker Street.

Garden honors walker's memory
NORTH AUGUSTA - A memorial garden at the John C. Calhoun Park was dedicated Sunday to the memory of "the woman who walked."

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Nearly 17,000 National Guard members and reservists from South Carolina could be mobilized if the United States goes to war with Iraq.

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.

Workers made good friends, living at plant
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Small, square houses with neatly manicured lawns line street after street. Flowers and ornaments pepper the landscape - a feeder here, a birdbath there.

Woman keeps holidays bright
JACKSON - All the time, something.

Completing an artistic endeavor

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH -A former high school assistant principal was convicted Saturday in the death of his companion, but how much time he will spend in jail remains uncertain.

State workers await upheaval

Forum aims to debunk myths
Magic Johnson's health status wasn't exempt. Neither was a myth about Glenn Hills High School or a misconception that only the young and promiscuous contract AIDS.

New governor contemplates Barnes-initiated road bonds

UGA trains new tech leaders
ATLANTA - Despite appearances, the 18 students and eight corporate executives seated in a hotel conference room discussing the characteristics of leadership were engaged in something beyond a typical management seminar.

Tellers celebrate art by spinning tall tales

Plant begins cleanup after fire
BARNWELL, S.C. - The manager of Sara Lee Sock Co. said some of the plant's 360 employees likely will be drawing unemployment this week as workers clean up the mess left by a fire Friday night that charred 25 percent of the building.

News you can use

New governor contemplates Barnes-initiated road bonds
Road projects could be delayed if incoming Gov. Sonny Perdue ignores Gov. Roy Barnes' proposed road bonds, meant to speed up work.

UGA trains new tech leaders

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

Disabled man to be tried for DUI

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.

Woman keeps holidays bright

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.

Across Georgia

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

Museum kicks off Christmas

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.

Attorneys fail to end track fight

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.

News you can use

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.

Concert launches charity program

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.

Board finds runoff funds

Across the area
Two 13-year-old Aiken Middle School pupils who were arrested Tuesday after policesuspected a plot to blow up the school were being held Sunday night at Columbia's Department of Juvenile Justice detention center.

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

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.

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.

Hawks extend skid against Celtics

Jordan ready for more minutes if team doesn't play well
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Michael Jordan is ready to play more minutes if some of his teammates don't start improving.

Pacers lose lead, game in OT
NEWBERRY, S.C. - USC Aiken lost a 22-point lead in the first half, then were dominated in overtime and took an 87-77 loss to Newberry on Saturday night in the final game of the Peach Belt/South Atlantic Clash at Newberry.

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.

Panthers fall prey to Vick, Falcons

Falcons rout Panthers

Falcons force Panthers' hand

Stretch runs starts today

Mrs. Thelma Moore    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Rosemary Hollingsworth    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Marilyn Gillum    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mr. Joseph Dicks    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Larry Wright    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Ms. Sandra Dale    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. William Joyner    (HEPHZBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Rosemary Hollingsworth    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Theodore Hickman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Daniel Hull    (WARSAW, Ind.)
Mr. Daniel Hull    (WARSAW, Ind.)
Mrs. Arlease Lee    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Ms. Alberta Demmons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary OCain    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Emma Strowbridge    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Mrs. Sue Richardson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Thelma Paschal    (RIVERSIDE, Calif.)
Mrs. Florence Sellers    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mr. Louis Hauser    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Daniel Sweat    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Artie Holland    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. William Taylor    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Hubert    (CONOVER, N.C.)
Mr. Stanley Wade Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Eunice Chambers    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
Ms. Sandra Dale    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Norma Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Edsel Waters Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Mayers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Emma Morgan    (ASHEVILLE, N.C.)
Mrs. Virginia Wall    ( NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Samuel Littles Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Henry Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Corene King    (SPRINGFIELD, Ohio)
Mrs. Sue Richardson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Samuel Littles Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary OCain    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Lewey Fuller    (EVANS, Ga.)
Ms. Christie Godwin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Bunny Aiken    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Thelma Moore    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Willie Brihm    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Mayers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ethel Clark    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Christine Lee    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. Carl Foster    (HEPHIZBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Florence Sellers    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mr. Lewey Fuller (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Alberta Demmons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary OCain (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Florence Sellers (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Carl Foster (HEPHIZBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Stanley Wade Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Arlease Lee (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Theodore Hickman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Taylor (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Hubert (CONOVER, N.C.)

Mrs. Florence Sellers (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Artie Holland (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edsel Waters Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Mayers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary OCain (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Dicks (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Sue Richardson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Wall ( NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosemary Hollingsworth (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Corene King (SPRINGFIELD, Ohio)

Mr. Daniel Sweat (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Mayers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Hull (WARSAW, Ind.)

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

Mr. Willie Brihm (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Christie Godwin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marilyn Gillum (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. William Joyner (HEPHZBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Bunny Aiken (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Samuel Littles Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosemary Hollingsworth (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Littles Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Hull (WARSAW, Ind.)

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

Mr. Henry Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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.

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

Fat and greed
Talk about super-sizing. That's what plaintiffs' lawyers are doing in their latest assault on McDonald's. They allege in a class-action suit that McDonald's high fat, sugar and cholesterol content has created an epidemic of obese children in New York.

National PAL Boxing Tournament
On behalf of the National Association of Police Athletic Leagues, I would like to thank Tom Beck, the Augusta Recreation and Parks Department and the volunteers from the Augusta Boxing Club for all their hard work, dedication and support during the 2002 National PAL Boxing Tournament. Jeremy Phillips, North Palm Beach, Fla.

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

Cartoonist McKee should be ashamed
In reference to the editorial cartoon of Nov. 8, how dare cartoonist Rick McKee be so indecent as to ridicule fellow Georgians and Americans who have given so much to Georgia and America? Jesse H. Heath Jr., Hephzibah, Ga.

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

Poor folks' houses in polluted areas
It's a shame that low-income families are housed legally in demographic areas that are polluted with arsenic and metals that will eventually affect the health of the adults and children that live there. Tamekia Parker, 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

A delicate balance
The advent of the war on terror has forced the nation to seek a new balance between security and civil liberties. Before the awful events of 9-11, the balance was weighted toward civil liberties. Since then, and for understandable reasons, the weight has shifted more toward security.

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

Klitschko stops Donald ,sets up Lewis fight

Area sports announcements

Postell wins balance beam, Sheehan third in floor exercise

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.

Postell wins balance beam, Sheehan third in floor exercise
DEBRECEN, Hungary -- American Ashley Postell won the balance beam, and teammate Samantha Sheehan finished third in the floor exercise Sunday at the 36th Gymnastics World 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.

Outdoors calendar

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

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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.

Players to watch
Here are South Carolina prep basketall girls to watch this season.

Prep scores
Scores from area prep basketball 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.

Trojans look to rebound from last year's lossc
The Ridge Spring-Monetta Trojans led by four points with 12 seconds left in last season's Class A Upper State championship game against Louisville.

Falcons force Panthers' hand
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Brian Finneran has endured ugly stretches in his three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, but the fourth-year receiver can't recall a game in which he succumbed to negativity.

Panthers fall prey to Vick, Falcons
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Keion Carpenter was the first Falcon to pass the magic Sunday afternoon.

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.

Falcons rout Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Michael Vick and the Atlanta Falcons proved the Carolina Panthers have as many problems on the field as they do off of it.

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.

Biotech goal: sweet-smelling blue roses
SAN FRANCISCO -- Roses are red, and a variety of other colors. But they've never been blue - an omission legions of rose breeders have sought for centuries to remedy.

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.

Scientists hope to make synthetic chromosome, make new form of bacteria
WASHINGTON -- Scientists plan to create a new species of single-cell life by modifying a simple microbe and driving it with artificial genes to make a hydrogen fuel. Some experts say the research, which could play a role in biological warfare, raises safety concerns.

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.

Big run fuels No. 18 Dogs

Receiver shies from his role as team's savior

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.

South Carolina edges East Tennessee St.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina's defense held East Tennessee State to just a meaningless 3-pointer over the last 3:48 as the Gamecocks won their Carolina Center debut 71-66 on Sunday.

Gamecocks squeak out a win

Season slips away for South Carolina

USC notebook

Lady Gamecocks top College of Charleston

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

Gamecocks squeak out a win
COLUMBIA - With 6:27 left in South Carolina's season-opener against East Tennessee State on Sunday, the electrical system at the new Carolina Center went haywire.

Search is on for a leader

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.

South Carolina edges East Tennessee St.

Lady Gamecocks top College of Charleston
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Minutes after she lit up College of Charleston for a career-high 45 points, Jocelyn Penn smiled and shrugged her shoulders when asked to judge her performance.

Season slips away for South Carolina
CLEMSON, S.C. -- South Carolina coach Lou Holtz says a couple of key plays led to South Carolina's 27-20 loss to Clemson on Saturday.

University investigating whether laws broken in filming of adult movie on campus

Head-on crash kills sisters traveling in separate cars to visit each other

Scientists hope to make synthetic chromosome, make new form of bacteria

Transplant drug could improve success of cancer radiation therapy

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

Biotech goal: sweet-smelling blue roses