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

Atlanta Braves announce 2003 spring training schedule

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 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.

Glavine's agent to propose four-year deal

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.

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.

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

Deere takes over warehouse

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.

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.

Business briefs

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.

Group announces plans to build career center

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

Economy grows at brisk 4 percent pace in third quarter

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.

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.

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

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.

A child's credit is tempting

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.

Bowden's seat a little bit cooler the past month

Clemson sets up panel to study fans on field

Clemson AD says school will examine on-field policy

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 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.

Spurned Terps seek spot in Peach Bowl

Tide thinking business first, then pleasure on Hawaii trip

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.

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.

Amato's team lands third straight Florida bowl

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.

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.

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.

No. 1 Miami, NCAA discussing possible infraction

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.

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.

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

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.

BSU picked for Humanitarian Bowl

Zook pays PR price for Florida's zipped lips

Men's college basketball poll

Women's college basketball poll

Recent success has SIAC taking notice of Paine

Carson-Newman beat USC Aiken

Paine women's basketball schedule

Paine secures victory

Paine men's basketball schedule

Lady Jags win again

Veterans face possibility of missing Masters

Twilight savings time

A red light?

The ties that blind

Monumental mistake

Ignorance is Blix

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.

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.

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.

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?

'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.

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.

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 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

Gailey preparing for first matchup with in-state rival Georgia

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.

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

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.

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.

Woods takes lead, continues dominance at Grand Slam

The Tradition heads to Oregon for 2003

Tiger knows where Hootie stands

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

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.

New poll on Augusta National dispute

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.

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.

No secret to Sorenstam's spectacular encore

The Donald does golf

Brentwood's success exceeds expectations

Bitter memories fuel Augusta Christian

Brentwood's success exceeds expectations

Players to watch

Prep basketball scores

Brentwood girls rebuild

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

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.

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

'Harry Potter' among hot children's games

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

Small portions

In the know

Zinfandel wine outshines rest at Thanksgiving

At the Movies: 'Treasure Planet'

Dillard's worker enjoys helping others

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

Lynx GameDay
South Carolina Stingrays at Augusta Lynx.

Lynx making right moves in community

Failure to produce sends veteran forward packing

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

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

Augusta loses in matinee

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

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

Across the area

City eyes downtown proposal

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Holiday closings

Holiday Closings

Hodges recalls assembly for budget work

Subscriber of the day

Across the southeast

Sanford chooses barbecue over ball

Across the area

Tournament changes qualification rules

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!

Budget decision delayed by talks

Judge refuses jury questions

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.

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.

Forecasts say El Nino will bring wet winter

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

Bob Young wins mayoral runoff

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.

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

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.

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

News you can use

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.

Owner of mile track sees win in ruling

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.

News you can use

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.

LeBlanc brother takes stand

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Across Georgia

Survey reveals lottery players

Lawyers play tape of 911 call

Holiday Meals
Organizations offering meals on Thanksgiving:

Police seize hundreds of sedatives

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Killer of teen dies in prison

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.

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!

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

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

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.

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

SRS reveals new layoffs

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.

Men get jail time for drugs

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.

Cases pile up for agency

Experts expect big crowd

Disease infects Aiken horses

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.

School board votes for calendar changes

Subscriber of the day

Analysts predict slim Young victory

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

Holiday outlook on trips stays up

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Paine women's basketball schedule
PAINE WOMEN SCHEDULE

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.

Monday Night Football: Eagles rout 49ers

Unbeaten streak keeps Blank in overdrive

Smith returns to troubled Panthers

Panthers knew rebuilding wasn't going to be easy

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As a proud American, Edd Willoughby loved to tell stories about his experience at Pearl Harbor during World War II.

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Mrs. Rosemary Hollingsworth (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruth Holzendorf (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Alberta Demmons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Alberta Demmons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary Yarbrough (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Winn Sr. (McCORMICK, 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.

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

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.

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

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?

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..."

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.

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

'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.

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.

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.

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

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?

Tyson has new joy for life approaching next fight

Overtime

Scott still holds records as he enters Hall of Fame

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.

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.

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.

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.

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' Hewitt raves over Bulldogs' guard

Jackets are focused, but is Georgia?

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.

'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.

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.

Bulldogs stay in the present

Johnson a budding star no more for Georgia

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

Georgia teams ready for game

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.

Former UGA star now faces battle bigger than football

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.

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

Dogs say bragging rights are enough motivation

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.

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

Hoopsters like playing week of big football game

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

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.

South Carolina extends Holtz's contract

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.

Xtreme calendar

Question of the week

My ride

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

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:

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.

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

Audio best

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.

Girl should tell friend to start telling the truth

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

Artist's corner

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

Teen is learning far from home

'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.

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.

Your Style

Cheap computers offer good perfomance

'Splinter Cell' may be the best Xbox game yet