Red Sox hire 28-year-old GM

Red Sox hire 28-year-old GM
BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox made 28-year-old Theo Epstein the youngest general manager in baseball history Monday, ending a long search for a front-office leader by promoting one of their own.

Roger Cedeno arrested for DUI in Manatee County

Roger Cedeno arrested for DUI in Manatee County
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - New York Mets outfielder Roger Cedeno was arrested and charged with driving under the influence in southwest Florida.

Sometimes the tradition is as important as the truth

Glavine's agent to propose four-year deal

Glavine's agent to propose four-year deal
NEW YORK -- Tom Glavine's agent prepared a four-year counteroffer Monday, hoping to spur higher bids from the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies.

Glavine's agent proposes $45 million, four-year deal
NEW YORK -- Tom Glavine made his counterproposal on Tuesday, asking the Braves, Mets and Phillies to give him a $45 million, four-year contract.

Glavine sends out counterproposal
ATLANTA - Tom Glavine has raised the high-stakes bidding game to $44 million, and he's waiting to see if anyone meet his price.

Atlanta Braves announce 2003 spring training schedule
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves on Monday announced their 2003 spring training schedule, which begins Feb. 27 with an exhibition against Georgia Tech at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex in Kissimmee, Fla.

Atlanta Braves announce 2003 spring training schedule

Merged bank details closings
The First Union-Wachovia merger will result in three closed branches in Richmond and Columbia counties.

Business briefs

Stocks rise despite prospects of disappointing sales for Wal-Mart, Federated

Economy grows at brisk 4 percent pace in third quarter

A child's credit is tempting

Business briefs
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. - Upscale toy retailer Zany Brainy plans to pull video games off the shelves in its 170 stores, saying the industry is focusing on adult themes too violent for the company's young customers.

Business briefs
Paving company APAC Inc. said it is merging the Augusta portion of its Southern Roadbuilders Division with its Atlanta division to create APAC Georgia division.

Experts say war may end worries
Tension in Iraq appeared to be a big concern of many attending an investment workshop Tuesday, but a military strike could actually improve consumer confidence, financial advisers said.

Economy grows at brisk 4 percent pace in third quarter
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy, stuck in low gear in the spring, lurched ahead at a brisk 4 percent annual rate in the summer, a stronger performance than the government previously thought.

Deere takes over warehouse
Walking through the John Deere warehouse in Horizon South Industrial Park, Columbia County Development Authority member Bobby Culpepper was almost awe-struck.

Experts say war may end worries

Existing-home sales jump by 6.1 percent in October
WASHINGTON -- Sales of previously owned homes shot up in October by 6.1 percent to the third highest monthly level on record as house hunters scrambled to take advantage of low mortgage rates amid an uncertain economic climate.

Existing-home sales jump by 6.1 percent in October

Stocks rise despite prospects of disappointing sales for Wal-Mart, Federated
NEW YORK -- In another display of its immunity to bad news, Wall Street moved higher Monday despite the prospect of disappointing sales at Wal-Mart and Federated Department Stores.

Group announces plans to build career center
Goodwill Industries, the nonprofit whose motto is "to build lives, families and communities," plans to build a multimillion-dollar career center in Augusta.

Home repair gripes top list
WASHINGTON - Roofs that leak, poor driveway paving jobs and other home improvement headaches were the No. 1 and fastest-growing type of consumer complaint last year, surpassing gripes about car sales and household goods.

Business briefs

A child's credit is tempting
CHICAGO - It was her first credit card application, or so she thought, prompted by an offer on her Ohio college campus for a free T-shirt.

Deere takes over warehouse

Group announces plans to build career center

Clemson sets up panel to study fans on field
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson has created a task force to find a way to blend tradition and safety after two people, including an Anderson County reserve sheriff's deputy, were hurt when fans rushed the field following the Tigers' victory over South Carolina Saturday night.

Clemson sets up panel to study fans on field

Bowden's seat a little bit cooler the past month
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson coach Tommy Bowden doesn't read the sports pages or listen sports radio. So he can't know how good Tiger fans and school officials feel after his team's revived play the past month.

Clemson AD says school will examine on-field policy
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson will review whether football fans should be allowed on the field following games after two people were injured last weekend.

Clemson AD says school will examine on-field policy

Bowden's seat a little bit cooler the past month

Spurned Terps seek spot in Peach Bowl

Tide thinking business first, then pleasure on Hawaii trip

BSU picked for Humanitarian Bowl

Tide thinking business first, then pleasure on Hawaii trip
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Justin Smiley, a 300-pound guard, is worried about squeezing into an airplane seat for 11 hours. Jarret Johnson really wants to ride a horse on the beach.

No. 1 Miami, NCAA discussing possible infraction

Zook pays PR price for Florida's zipped lips
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The jury is still out on Ron Zook as a football coach. As a public relations guy, however, the Florida coach still needs work.

Zook pays PR price for Florida's zipped lips

NCAA clears Miami's Romberg of any wrongdoing
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The NCAA has cleared Miami center Brett Romberg of any wrongdoing stemming from a bet he made with a radio talk show host earlier this season.

Spurned Terps seek spot in Peach Bowl
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- No longer eligible to play in a BCS bowl and spurned Tuesday by the Gator Bowl committee, Maryland has turned its sights on garnering a Peach Bowl bid.

No. 1 Miami, NCAA discussing possible infraction
MIAMI -- No. 1 Miami and the NCAA are trying to determine if center Brett Romberg's "friendly wager" with a radio talk show host earlier this season violated NCAA rules, athletic director Paul Dee said Monday.

Amato's team lands third straight Florida bowl
RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina State will play in its third straight postseason game in Florida in as many seasons under Chuck Amato, accepting a bid Tuesday to the Gator Bowl.

Miami strengthens hold on top spot in BCS standings
Ohio State may be headed for the BCS national title game in the Fiesta Bowl, but Miami still sits atop the Bowl Championship Series standings.

BCS says 14 teams still in running for BCS bowl spots
While two of the eight spots for Bowl Championship Series games are filled, there are still 14 teams under consideration for the remaining berths.

BSU picked for Humanitarian Bowl
BOISE, Idaho -- No. 19 Boise State has accepted an invitation to play in this year's Humanitarian Bowl.

Amato's team lands third straight Florida bowl

Paine secures victory

Men's college basketball poll

Recent success has SIAC taking notice of Paine

Women's college basketball poll

Lady Jags win again

Paine men's basketball schedule

Paine women's basketball schedule

Carson-Newman beat USC Aiken

Veterans face possibility of missing Masters

Twilight savings time

Monumental mistake

Ignorance is Blix

A red light?

The ties that blind

Turn leftover turkey into a wonderful retro dish
What's Thanksgiving without leftovers? You can turn your bounty into a delicious Hot Turkey Salad.

Dillard's worker enjoys helping others
A few weeks ago, Margaret Mims braved Augusta Mall on a weekend to do some Christmas shopping.

At the Movies: 'Treasure Planet'
"Treasure Planet" offers a wealth of visual gems with its kaleidoscopic blend of computer and hand-drawn animation. But all that glitters on-screen is not gold.

'Harry Potter' among hot children's games
LOS ANGELES - Parents looking to stuff their kids' stockings with video games this year can look to a time-warping cat, a famous boy wizard and a kleptomaniac raccoon for wholesome digital game play.

At the Movies: 'Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights'
After wowing critics - and alienating some of his fans - with the whimsical, ambitious "Punch-Drunk Love," Adam Sandler must feel that the world needs him to return to his grubby roots.

Zinfandel wine outshines rest at Thanksgiving
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A juicy turkey, savory stuffing and creamy mashed potatoes have long been staples of the Thanksgiving dinner table. And when it comes to wine, more Americans are making red Zinfandel another holiday tradition.

Small portions
If your turkey squeezes your side dishes and desserts out of the oven, consider a Hamilton Beach roaster oven. The 120-volt appliance is small enough to sit on the kitchen counter and large enough to cook a 23-pound turkey. It also can bake, steam and slow-cook. And at $115.50, it is more affordable than a second oven.

Bond bumps Potter as 'Die Another Day' opens with $47 million
LOS ANGELES -- Super-spy James Bond has outcharmed boy wizard Harry Potter.

In the know
Is Thanksgiving just not the same without Mom's dressing? Did Grandma's green bean casserole taste better than anyone else's? Does a Christmas dinner without macaroni and cheese seem strange?

Gailey familiar with rivalry
ATLANTA - He grew up in Americus, played at Florida and now, as head coach at Georgia Tech, Chan Gailey will make his first game-day trip to Sanford Stadium in Athens.

Yellow Jackets' Suggs moves on from old memory
ATLANTA - A.J. Suggs doesn't particularly like to focus on the past. Especially when the subject concerns his playing days at Tennessee.

Gailey preparing for first matchup with in-state rival Georgia
ATLANTA -- During his eight seasons in the NFL, Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey took part in a few rivalry games: Cowboys-Redskins. Steelers-Browns. Dolphins-Jets.

Gailey preparing for first matchup with in-state rival Georgia

Yellow Jackets' Suggs moves on from old memory

Woods takes lead, continues dominance at Grand Slam

The Donald does golf
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The leaders were about 20 minutes away from teeing off in the final round of the ADT Championship, and Donald Trump walked around as if he owned the place - which he does.

The Donald does golf

Tour releases full schedule, big prize money

Tiger knows where Hootie stands
Tiger Woods kept saying he was sure Augusta National would have a female member by the next Masters, although he had not spoken to chairman Hootie Johnson.

No secret to Sorenstam's spectacular encore

New poll on Augusta National dispute

The Tradition heads to Oregon for 2003

New poll on Augusta National dispute
NEW YORK -- Two-thirds of the men and half the women interviewed in a New York Times poll said they did not believe the PGA Tour should withdraw its recognition of the Masters.

Masters qualifications change

Masters qualifications change
The Masters Tournament made sure the latest news from inside the gates of Augusta National Golf Club wasn't the least bit controversial.

Tiger knows where Hootie stands

No secret to Sorenstam's spectacular encore
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Annika Sorenstam had just wrapped up the most dominant season in women's golf in almost 40 years when she saw her coach waiting for her off the 18th green.

Woods takes lead, continues dominance at Grand Slam
POIPU BEACH, Hawaii -- Masters and U.S. Open champion Tiger Woods shot a 6-under-par 66 Tuesday to take a three-stroke lead over Justin Leonard in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

The Tradition heads to Oregon for 2003
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Tradition, one of senior golf's four major championships, will move from Arizona to Oregon next year.

Tour releases full schedule, big prize money
PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem lived up to his word Monday by delivering a 48-tournament schedule next year that includes eight new title sponsors and $225 million in prize money, with $5 million purses at 20 events.

Brentwood's success exceeds expectations

Brentwood girls rebuild

Prep basketball scores

Bitter memories fuel Augusta Christian

Players to watch

Brentwood's success exceeds expectations

Brentwood's success exceeds expectations
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Brentwood's season might as well have ended after the fourth game.

General managers screening committee supports enforcement standard
NEW YORK -- A screening committee comprised of NHL general managers said referees are appropriately enforcing obstruction rules.

Montreal's skid ends in Atlanta
MONTREAL - Doug Gilmour, Jan Bulis and Saku Koivu scored to ruin Byron Dafoe's debut with Atlanta, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Thrashers 3-2 on Tuesday night.

General managers screening committee supports enforcement standard

Montreal's skid ends in Atlanta

Sometimes the tradition is as important as the truth
Here's to Thanksgiving. Where else but America would we create a holiday just to express gratitude?

Tournament changes qualification rules
The Masters Tournament announced Tuesday that it is revising two qualification standards for the 2003 event.

Georgia flag debate continues

Don't judge a book by its cover

Cheeks is in our corner

Wishes she took kids to craft show

Show thanks through giving

Kids enjoy craft shows, too

'Boondocks' keeps racism alive

Turn leftover turkey into a wonderful retro dish

In the know

'Harry Potter' among hot children's games

Zinfandel wine outshines rest at Thanksgiving

Dillard's worker enjoys helping others

At the Movies: 'Treasure Planet'

Bond bumps Potter as 'Die Another Day' opens with $47 million

Small portions

At the Movies: 'Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights'

Lynx making right moves in community
They may be last in the standings, but the Augusta Lynx continue to be champions in the community.

Failure to produce sends veteran forward packing
Veteran forward Kevin Brown was supposed to be an offensive force for the Augusta Lynx. Instead, he was just an enigma.

Cheering section

Failure to produce sends veteran forward packing

Lynx making right moves in community

Cheering section
ANNETTE M. DROWLETTE/STAFFCheering sectionAbove, 10-year-olds Jaarme Jackson (left) and Justus Campbell, along with 10 other pupils from Jenkins White Elementary

Lynx GameDay
South Carolina Stingrays at Augusta Lynx.

Augusta loses in matinee
Little offense. Shaky defense. Inconsistent goaltending.

Five Questions with Doug Christiansen
Augusta Lynx forward/defenseman Doug Christiansen answers questions for Chronicle staff writer Rob Mueller.

Augusta loses in matinee

Cases pile up for agency

Hodges recalls assembly for budget work

School board votes for calendar changes
A public hearing on the zoning proposals for the Hereford Farm Road elementary school is set for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Brookwood Elementary School.

LeBlanc brother takes stand

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A big rave to the Aiken Hospitality Group, who pushed for Sunday (alcohol) sales in Aiken. I think it will help tourism a lot more than it ever has here. Three cheers to the Aiken Hospitality Group for your accomplishment!

Across Georgia

SRS reveals new layoffs

Holiday closings

Judge refuses jury questions
YORK, Pa. -- Attorneys for two white men found guilty in the 1969 race-riot slaying of a black Aiken woman failed for a second time to convince the trial judge that they should be able to question jurors in an effort to undo the convictions.

Across the area

City eyes downtown proposal
An early plan to turn part of downtown Augusta into an entertainment district would greatly reduce the required 100-yard buffer between bars and churches but would prohibit drinking alcohol on the street.

Survey reveals lottery players

Hodges recalls assembly for budget work
COLUMBIA -- Gov. Jim Hodges on Monday said he will call the General Assembly into special session to deal with budget woes but asked that public education be spared and higher education and health care receive light cuts.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A big rave to the Aiken Hospitality Group, who pushed for Sunday (alcohol) sales in Aiken. I think it will help tourism a lot more than it ever has here. Three cheers to the Aiken Hospitality Group for your accomplishment!

School board votes for calendar changes

Judge refuses jury questions

Experts expect big crowd

LeBlanc brother takes stand
GASTONIA, N.C. - In the North Carolina apartment where former Augustan Aaron LeBlanc was staying, detectives said they discovered rope smeared with blood and a steak knife that a neighbor identified as the weapon Mr. LeBlanc used when he attacked and raped her.

Across Georgia

Holiday closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Thanksgiving:

City eyes downtown proposal

SRS reveals new layoffs
AIKEN - A spokesman for the contractor in charge of Savannah River Site confirmed Monday that almost 20 people have been laid off from the Department of Energy complex in the past few working days.

Across the area
A 30-year-old Augusta woman was arrested Monday morning after she cut her sister-in-law on the hand with a knife, police say. Police also arrested her husband for failing to register as a sex offender.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Former state Sen. Ralph David Abernathy III will spend the next 13 months in prison after the state Board of Pardons and Paroles voted Monday to revoke his parole.

Bob Young wins mayoral runoff

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG - Investigators were working to identify a man whose body was found at the scene of a fire.

Killer of teen dies in prison
An Augusta man convicted of murdering an Augusta teen in 1986 apparently has committed suicide in a Georgia prison.

Holiday helpers
Holiday helpers Above, 10-year-old Dashaun Judge (left) and classmates at Jefferson Elementary School fill baskets with

Men get jail time for drugs

Across the southeast
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -A former FBI agent was acquitted Monday of killing two brothers by driving drunk the wrong way down an interstate, but was convicted of lesser charges.

Disease infects Aiken horses

Groups seek holiday help
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Money, nonperishable food and new toys are needed by a number of southeast Georgia social service organizations gearing up to make the Christmas holiday brighter for the homeless, low-income families and others in need.

Analysts predict slim Young victory

Visitors center draws distant work
The exhibits and videos chronicling the Augusta Canal's colorful history are under preparation in places as far away as Boston and California.

Sanford chooses barbecue over ball
COLUMBIA -- Put away the tuxedo and gown - the governor's traditional inaugural ball will be a barbecue next year.

Pupils admit to violent plan
AIKEN - The two Aiken Middle School pupils who plotted to shoot fellow pupils and the police officer assigned to the school pleaded guilty Monday. The two now await evaluations before sentencing.

Bob Young wins mayoral runoff
Mayor Bob Young secured a second term in office by a 1,450-vote margin, narrowly defeating former Mayor Ed McIntyre in Tuesday's mayoral runoff election.

News you can use
NOV. 26, 1952 A couple of Camp Gordon soldiers who started out yesterday in a truck to pick up a stalled Army vehicle in Edgefield wound up instead as chief assistant in the Santa Claus Parade.

Forecasts say El Nino will bring wet winter

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Regina Derrick of Evans.

Subscriber of the day

Lawyers play tape of 911 call
GASTONIA, N.C. - As prosecutors rested their case Tuesday against rape suspect Aaron LeBlanc, the last evidence jurors heard was the voice of the alleged victim speaking to a police dispatcher.

Across the southeast

Forecasts say El Nino will bring wet winter
Weather officials are confident about one prediction for Augusta this winter: The almighty El Nino, they say, will prevail over the area's persistent drought.

Sanford chooses barbecue over ball

Men get jail time for drugs
Two men received hefty sentences Tuesday in a drug trafficking case in which their co-defendant skipped town in the middle of trial.

Killer of teen dies in prison

Holiday Meals
Organizations offering meals on Thanksgiving:

Cheeks will lead city legislators
In the weeks since the general election, Republicans have taken control of the Georgia Senate, and now party-switcher and new Republican Don Cheeks will take chairmanship of Augusta's legislative delegation.

Holiday Closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for Thanksgiving:

Lawyers play tape of 911 call

Disease infects Aiken horses
AIKEN - The West Nile virus has hit Aiken County, and horses are among the first victims.

Experts expect big crowd
With ballots still arriving in the mail and a steady stream of voters heading into the Richmond County Board of Elections offices Monday, today's mayoral election could be one for the record books.

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG - A former volunteer firefighter has been accused of stealing more than $11,000 from a fund affiliated with the Cherokee Springs Fire Department.

Holiday outlook on trips stays up
The cons of traveling this Thanksgiving: higher gasoline prices in the midst of a possible war with Iraq, looming terrorist threats at home and abroad and a frigid weather forecast.

Across Georgia
ALBANY - A high school math teacher has been arrested on charges of bludgeoning his wealthy father to death with a golf club 12 years ago, officials said.

Survey reveals lottery players
COLUMBIA -- The average lottery player in South Carolina is a black woman between the ages of 25 and 54, according to an initial survey for the South Carolina Education Lottery.

Police seize hundreds of sedatives
Drug agents confiscated hundreds of Valium and Xanax pills from an Augusta home Tuesday and arrested four people, authorities said.

Police seize hundreds of sedatives

Cases pile up for agency
An Augusta mother whose three children were found at home alone was arrested Tuesday, part of local authorities' reaction to a growing trend.

Across the area

News you can use
NOV. 27, 1942 Augusta enjoyed a quiet, peaceful Thanksgiving Day yesterday.

Owner of mile track sees win in ruling

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Genevieve Williams of Hephzibah.

Budget decision delayed by talks

Subscriber of the day

News you can use

Holiday Closings

Tournament changes qualification rules

Rants and Raves
THERE IS ONE THING I would like to say to those who think it is wrong to be a Democrat: At least when we had a Democratic president, we weren't getting bombed and people were getting a job.

News you can use

Budget decision delayed by talks
Augusta commissioners were within one vote of approving a balanced budget Tuesday that would have frozen some unfilled jobs and cut a proposed property tax increase.

Holiday outlook on trips stays up

Paychecks OK'd; amount unknown
ST. MARYS, Ga. - A federal bankruptcy court judge has ruled that workers from Durango-Georgia Paper Co. will get their final paychecks, but it is unlikely they can expect to collect any money this week.

Analysts predict slim Young victory
Mayor Bob Young was expected to secure a second term in office while holding a 21-vote lead over challenger Ed McIntyre in early election returns - although more than 5,000 absentee ballots were left to be counted.

Owner of mile track sees win in ruling
AIKEN - The owner of McGhees' Mile Track said Tuesday that avoiding Aiken's historic designation was a significant victory, though objections to how he uses his land still loom.

Across the area
An Augusta woman was arrested Tuesday on charges of stealing more than $18,000 from her employer.

Council allows vote on districts
After a heated debate Monday night, the Aiken City Council narrowly approved holding a referendum to create a fifth voting district.

Jackets are focused, but is Georgia?
ATLANTA - So many issues. So little focus.

Jackets' Hewitt raves over Bulldogs' guard
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech basketball coach Paul Hewitt just gushes over the play of the point guard you will see on the court tonight when Georgia Tech plays host to 17th-ranked Georgia.

CART drops English race from calendar
LONDON -- CART dropped the Rockingham 500 from next season's calendar on Monday, leaving the troubled open-wheel series without any races in Europe in 2003.

CART drops English race from calendar

Jaguar fires three-time champion Lauda
LONDON -- Jaguar fired team director Niki Lauda on Tuesday, with a top executive saying the three-time Formula One champion lacked the ``technical depth'' to run the Ford-owned team.

Pistons look to snap Mavs' unbeaten streak

Pistons look to snap Mavs' unbeaten streak
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Pistons have more incentive than most teams to end the Dallas Mavericks' undefeated season.

Carson-Newman beat USC Aiken
AIKEN - USC Aiken's valiant comeback effort against one of the top teams in the nation fell just short Tuesday night as No. 10 Carson-Newman topped the Pacers 70-64 at The Courthouse.

Men's college basketball poll
The top six teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll held their spots from last week, and the only change in the rankings came at the bottom with Wisconsin moving in at No. 25.

Paine women's basketball schedule
PAINE WOMEN SCHEDULE

Lady Jags win again
Augusta State seniors Sabrina Jones and Arijana Sijercic combined for 41 points to help the Lady Jaguars defeat Southern Tech 76-64 on Tuesday at George A. Christenberry Field-house.

Women's college basketball poll
A convincing victory over Tennessee moved No. 1 Duke even further ahead of the pack Monday in the AP women's basketball poll.

Recent success has SIAC taking notice of Paine
Any clandestine efforts by Ron Spry to keep opposing teams from noticing Yari Scott this season probably won't work.

Paine men's basketball schedule
PAINE MEN BASKETBALL

Paine secures victory
Paine College assistant coach Hoover Johnson deserves some credit for the Lions' season-opening 90-79 win over Francis Marion on Tuesday night.

Panthers knew rebuilding wasn't going to be easy

Smith returns to troubled Panthers

Unbeaten streak keeps Blank in overdrive

Monday Night Football: Eagles rout 49ers

Mr. Cecil Glover    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)
Mr. Robert Townsend    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Dixie Parker    (PERRY, Ga.)
Mr. Julius Justus    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mrs. Earline Freeman    (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)
Mr. William Hall    (SALLEY, S.C.)
Mrs. Rosemary Hollingsworth    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Graybill    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Thelma Moore    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. George Fuller, Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Augustus Black    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Claude Fuller    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Claude Fuller    (EVANS, Ga.)
Ms. Judy Dupree    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. William Hall    (SALLEY, S.C.)
Ms. Alberta Demmons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Daniel Hull    (WARSAW, Ind.)
Mrs. Evelyn Davenport    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Vester Simonton    (EVANS, Ga.)
Andre Davenport    (WAGENER, S.C.)
Ms. LuEtta McLimans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Edd Wiloughby
As a proud American, Edd Willoughby loved to tell stories about his experience at Pearl Harbor during World War II.

Mr. Edsel Waters Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Thelma Paschal    (RIVERSIDE, Calif.)
Mrs. Marcia Koth    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Daniel Sweat    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Hammond Freeman    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
Mr. George Tucker    (HOPKINS, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Gleaton    (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. Stanley Wade Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Graybill    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Bobby Watts    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Northern Harris    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Edd Willoughby    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Ruth Holzendorf    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Winn Sr.    (McCORMICK, S.C.)
Mrs. Christine Lee    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Yarbrough    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Samuel Littles Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Samuel Littles Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Henry Whitley    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mr. Edd Willoughby    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Christine Mims    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mr. Daniel Sweat    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
SFC Benjamin Mitchell    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. James Adair    (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Mr. Stanley Wade Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Ethel Clark    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Eddrie Bryce    (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Yarbrough    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Christine Lee    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Wilmotine Lenon    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Neal Durden Jr.    (MACON, Ga.)
Ms. Alberta Demmons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Judy Dupree    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Eleanor Byrd    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Barbara Cicchetto    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Barfield    (TWIN CITY, S.C.)
Mr. James Adair    (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Reese    (MITCHELL, Ga.)
Mr. Neal Durden Jr. (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Whitley (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. William Hall (SALLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Winn Sr. (McCORMICK, S.C.)

Ms. LuEtta McLimans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Hall (SALLEY, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Graybill (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Augustus Black (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Tucker (HOPKINS, S.C.)

Mr. Edd Willoughby (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Eleanor Byrd (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Graybill (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Judy Dupree (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Reese (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Edd Wiloughby

Mrs. Earline Freeman (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

Mrs. Wilmotine Lenon (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Hammond Freeman (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Edd Willoughby (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Holzendorf (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. George Fuller, Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Eddrie Bryce (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)

Andre Davenport (WAGENER, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Townsend (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Evelyn Davenport (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marcia Koth (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Julius Justus (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. James Adair (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Daniel Hull (WARSAW, Ind.)

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

Mr. Northern Harris (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Cicchetto (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Rosemary Hollingsworth (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Gleaton (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)

Ms. Judy Dupree (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Alberta Demmons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Sweat (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Alberta Demmons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Claude Fuller (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil Glover (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)

Mrs. Mary Yarbrough (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Capital projects for Augusta doable
SO WHERE DOES Augusta go from here? I firmly believe the plan for a new entertainment and sports center is doable. But this cannot happen without community support. And I also believe it will not happen alone - an entertainment and sports complex is just one of several capital projects Augusta needs to address. What do you want Augusta to look like in the next 10 years? What should Augusta focus its limited resources on?

Medical malpractice: Crisis or misdiagnosis?
THE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE insurance industry claims there is a "malpractice crisis" in Georgia and they have hoodwinked the doctors of this state into marching on the Capitol to tell their story.

Capital projects for Augusta doable
SO WHERE DOES Augusta go from here? I firmly believe the plan for a new entertainment and sports center is doable. But this cannot happen without community support. And I also believe it will not happen alone - an entertainment and sports complex is just one of several capital projects Augusta needs to address. What do you want Augusta to look like in the next 10 years? What should Augusta focus its limited resources on?

The ties that blind
When New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani turned down a $10 million donation from a Saudi prince after the Sept. 11 attacks, he was criticized by many for being an ingrate.

Monumental mistake
Nowhere is the case for separation of church and state made more convincingly than under Iran's brutal theocracy. An academic there has been sentenced to death for merely questioning the ruling clergy's hard-line interpretation of Islam.

Show thanks through giving
During this season of Thanksgiving, your local Goodwill is grateful for your support. Community generosity becomes Goodwill's power to build lives, families and communities - one job at a time. On behalf of the thousands Goodwill has served since 1975, I thank you for giving. On behalf of the thousands remaining who need our help, I ask for your continued investment. James K. Stiff, Macon, Ga.

Ignorance is Blix
"Aggressive is an American quality. You're aggressive in business - that's fine. ... Aggression is prohibited under the U.N. charter..."

'Boondocks' keeps racism alive
This is in regard to the Boondocks comic strip that ran in the Nov. 19 edition of The Augusta Chronicle. As a white individual, I find it completely racist that someone would insinuate that because Joshua Jackson is white, he will be cleared of his DUI charges. Todd Baldwin, Harlem, Ga.

A red light?
Will the election of Sonny Perdue as Georgia's governor turn out to be another red light for two four-lane projects that are vital to the future of Augusta's transportation economy?

Medical malpractice: Crisis or misdiagnosis?
THE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE insurance industry claims there is a "malpractice crisis" in Georgia and they have hoodwinked the doctors of this state into marching on the Capitol to tell their story.

Don't judge a book by its cover
Recently I did a commercial for the United Way. I have heard some people talking about a comment about me in the Rants & Raves section of The Augusta Chronicle. I would like to comment on that. Marquetta Howard, Augusta

Wishes she took kids to craft show
I am a mother of two young children, and I am appalled by the women who do not think that children have a place at events such as Christmas Made in the South. But as I went through the whole floor looking at items, there seemed to be a Santa to take pictures with the children and other things for the children as well. Christy Gonsalves, Hephzibah, Ga.

Twilight savings time
Bob Dole need not worry about retirement. For one thing, he doesn't plan on retiring. And anyone who's tried to keep up with the youthful 79-year-old isn't surprised.

Georgia flag debate continues
My dictionary defines flag as a rectangular piece of fabric of distinctive colors, patterns or devices, which is used as a symbol, banner and ensign for a nation or state. Thomas W. Godbee, Augusta

Kids enjoy craft shows, too
Regarding Jean Strein's Nov. 12 letter, "Craft show is no place to bring strollers": Glenda E. Johnson, Augusta

Cheeks is in our corner
Sen. Don Cheeks, R-Augusta, is a man of loyalty, integrity, honesty and compassion. The battles he fights are those of his constituency - not of political special interest groups. Tom Moraetes, Augusta

Overtime

Tyson has new joy for life approaching next fight

Scott still holds records as he enters Hall of Fame

Scott still holds records as he enters Hall of Fame
Steve Scott and Larry Young enter the National Track and Field Hall of Fame on Dec. 6 as representatives of events in serious trouble - one in the United States, the other in the Olympics.

Fundamental issues of world anti-doping code still under debate
MONTREAL -- Officials of the World Anti-Doping Agency argued Monday over penalties and deadlines for the proposed global anti-doping code for international sports.

Overtime
College football One year is added to Holtz' contract South Carolina coach Lou Holtz had his $800,000-a-year contract extended one year, through 2007.

Tyson has new joy for life approaching next fight
TUNICA, Miss. -- Mike Tyson said he's ready to get back in the ring, bringing with him a new joy for life and an understanding of past mistakes.

Brentwood's success exceeds expectations
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Brentwood's season might as well have ended after the fourth game.

Brentwood girls rebuild
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Only one word is on the minds of Brentwood's girls basketball players: repeat.

Prep basketball scores
Here are scores from area prep basketball action.

Bitter memories fuel Augusta Christian
The Augusta Christian boys basketball team finished last season with 23-5 record and a sixth straight region championship.

Players to watch
Here are profiles of Independent Schools prep basketball players to watch this season.

Players to watch
Here are profiles of Independent Schools girls prep basketball players to watch this season.

Smith returns to troubled Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Steve Smith returned to the troubled Carolina Panthers on Monday apologetic for beating up a teammate, but unsure if he has been forgiven.

Panthers don't know who will start Sunday
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers don't know who will start at quarterback in Sunday's game against Cleveland.

Panthers knew rebuilding wasn't going to be easy
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The year started with such promise for the dismal Carolina Panthers. They had a fiery new coach who promised to end both the losing and the string of embarrassing off-field problems.

Monday Night Football: Eagles rout 49ers
SAN FRANCISCO -- When the game of Koy Detmer's life abruptly ended with a scary elbow injury, A.J. Feeley capably backed up the backup - and the Philadelphia Eagles rolled on to an impressive win.

Unbeaten streak keeps Blank in overdrive
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- When the Atlanta Falcons were 1-3, Arthur Blank wanted a couple of wins to help him sleep.

Jackets are focused, but is Georgia?

Jackets' Hewitt raves over Bulldogs' guard

Magazines might move from Web to America Online
NEW YORK -- Time Inc. publications now available for free on the Internet may soon be available only to subscribers of its sister company America Online, a source familiar with the matter said Monday.

'Splinter Cell' may be the best Xbox game yet
If you love spies, covert operations and exciting military tales, you know the name Tom Clancy. His books have sold millions of copies around the world.

Cheap computers offer good perfomance
If this year's holiday personal computer retailing had a theme song, it would be "The Limbo Rock" instead of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town." Prices on desktop systems from name suppliers are around or under the $500 mark, and they're for systems that are more than adequate for most of us, with some reservations.

Johnson a budding star no more for Georgia

Georgia teams ready for game
ATHENS, Ga. - For Jarvis Hayes, games don't get any bigger than tonight's at Georgia Tech.

Hoopsters like playing week of big football game
ATLANTA -- Call this the preliminary in the Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry.

Former UGA star now faces battle bigger than football

Georgia teams ready for game

Another rivalry game for Bulldogs

Former UGA star now faces battle bigger than football
THOMASVILLE, Ga. -- Football has become much more than a game for former Georgia running back Alphonso Ellis, who is fighting colon cancer. The game he played as a child gave him the toughness he needs to survive.

Bulldogs stay in the present

Another rivalry game for Bulldogs
ATHENS, Ga. -- Another week, another big rivalry for the Georgia Bulldogs.

Johnson a budding star no more for Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia wide receiver Michael Johnson might be taking his newfound celebrity back to the bench.

Bulldogs stay in the present
ATHENS, Ga. - If there was any remaining doubt that Georgia is concentrating fully on Saturday's regular-season finale against Georgia Tech, Mark Richt all but eliminated it Tuesday.

Dogs say bragging rights are enough motivation
Georgia really doesn't have to beat Georgia Tech this weekend. It just really, really wants to.

Dogs say bragging rights are enough motivation

Hoopsters like playing week of big football game

South Carolina extends Holtz's contract

South Carolina extends Holtz's contract
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Even with a losing season, South Carolina administrators haven't lost confidence in football coach Lou Holtz.

Holtz looks for rest after frustrating season
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Next season can wait. South Carolina coach Lou Holtz is ready for a rest.

Veterans face possibility of missing Masters
It's hard to imagine a Masters Tournament without Tom Lehman, Paul Azinger, Mark Calcavecchia, Jesper Parnevik and Greg Norman, but it could happen.

My ride

Question of the week

Teen is learning far from home

Xtreme calendar

Your Style

Audio best

Question of the week
If you were a foreign exchange student, where would you go?

Girl should tell friend to start telling the truth

Girl should tell friend to start telling the truth
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My friend did something wrong, got caught and then lied and almost got me in trouble. What can I tell her to stop this before it gets out of control? - 13-year-old Aiken girl.

4-1-1
Hitch a ride with author Isabel Allende through the Amazon rainforest in her new book for young teens, City of the Beasts. This vivid tale follows 15-year-old Alexander Cold on the journey of a lifetime. Along with his grandmother and a team of specialists, Alex is sent to the Amazon to discover the mystery of the Yeti - a.k.a. the beast. This page-turner will immerse you in the vibrant setting and keep your heart racing as you travel through this exotic and suspenseful adventure.

'Chamber' is more magical than first Harry Potter film

Your Style
THE FACTS: Ashleigh Jowers, 14, is a freshman at Greenbrier High School.

Artist's corner

'Chamber' is more magical than first Harry Potter film
Muggles, beware. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is in theaters, and the movie is even more magical and fun than its predecessor.

My ride
THE FACTS: Dana Leaf, 16, is a junior at Lakeside High School.

Xtreme calendar
New music in stores today includes This is me ... Then from Jennifer Lopez; Steal This Album from System of a Down; and Better Dayz, another posthumous album from rapper Tupac.

Teen is learning far from home
Peter Schuhmacher seems like any other 16-year-old high schooler.

Artist's corner
Paul Scisney, 17, is a junior at Westside High School. He drew World Champion, a color pencil on paper, as an assignment for his art class.

Audio best
Associated Press Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

'Splinter Cell' may be the best Xbox game yet

Cheap computers offer good perfomance