Applause calendar
KID'S KRYSTAL CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW: Santa and reindeer will arrive at 4 p.m., light show 6 p.m. today, Krystal River Water Park, 799 Industrial Park Drive, Evans; $1, free for children age 6 and younger; children ages 12 and younger receive hot dogs and marshmallows for roasting; 868-7235.

Video watch
JUST OUT: Men in Black II and Ice Age

It's all in the details
Photographer Brian Neill looks for images that strike a balance; that blend the obvious with the unexpected; that take an unfamiliar approach to very familiar subject matter.

Santa Claus is comin' to town

Strut offers more than just fried hog innards
Porky Pig certainly wouldn't appreciate what goes on at the Chitlin' Strut in Salley - but thousands of people do.

Concert calendar

Mini-reviews
Movies are listed with theater location through Thursday. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, check out augusta.com/movies.

Benefit concert will be esteemed conductor's last

Ramblin Rhodes: Radio personality left a lot of friends laughing
I walked out of Matt Stovall's wake at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church on Pleasant Home Road recently and said, "This was really fun."

Leftovers can make for tasty film fare

Club calendar
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a sampling of specials and entertainment at area nightclubs

At the Movies: 'Solaris'

Benefit concert will be esteemed conductor's last
This year's Empty Stocking Fund benefit concert will be the last for Alan Drake.

Applause calendar

Concert calendar
A listing of upcoming concerts in the Augusta and surrounding areas.

Ramblin Rhodes: Radio personality left a lot of friends laughing

Santa Claus is comin' to town
It's a battle as old as time - or at least Christmas. In one corner: cynicism, commercialism and corporate greed. In the other: Santa Claus.

Mini-reviews

Standing ovations
High school marching bands will be strutting their holiday stuff at the annual Martinez Christmas parade from 1:45 to 4 p.m. Sunday on the eastbound side of Washington Road, between Columbia Square and Davant Road. The event features 125 units, and the grand marshal is Columbia County Sheriff Clay Whittle. The parade is sponsored by the Merchants Association of Columbia County and benefits charities. Call Ruby Lane at 863-0785.

Standing ovations

Leftovers can make for tasty film fare
I know it's hard to believe, with refrigerators groaning under the collective weight of half-eaten turkey carcasses, cranberry

Club calendar

At the Movies: 'Solaris'
After three big hits, Steven Soderbergh is in danger of reverting to being a filmmaker churning out interesting, unusual movies that no one wants to see.

Press conference created cranberry scare of '59

Business briefs
BRUSSELS, Belgium - European Union agriculture ministers clinched a breakthrough Thursday to end months of dispute over the labeling of genetically modified food.

Sears perks up with makeover, Lands' End debut

Business briefs

Sears perks up with makeover, Lands' End debut
CHICAGO -- Donna Lucy strolled past a colorful display of Lands' End sweaters just inside Sears' main entrance and surveyed the other changes at a retail chain where she has shopped for years.

Federal agencies try to lure grads

Business briefs

Stocks fall in light session; Dow posts eighth weekly gain

Shopping time is here

Business briefs
ORLANDO, Fla. - The health of Florida's $50 billion tourism industry is going to be determined as much by Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida as by Mickey Mouse or Shamu in the coming months.

More people choose Internet over malls for holiday shopping
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Forget harried clerks and bustling mall parking lots on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, Marsha Priester intends to boot up her computer and mouse click her way to bargains.

United's stock dives on fears of imminent bankruptcy filing
CHICAGO -- The increased likelihood of a bankruptcy filing by United Airlines prompted a heavy sell-off of its stock Friday, even as management made a last-ditch effort to rescue an urgent cost-cutting plan.

United's stock dives on fears of imminent bankruptcy filing

Federal agencies try to lure grads
ATHENS, Ga. - Finding employment feels like winning the lottery these days, so a boom in federal government jobs may attract college graduates who would have looked toward the private sector in more prosperous times.

Stocks fall in light session; Dow posts eighth weekly gain
NEW YORK -- The Dow Jones industrials posted their eighth straight week of gains - and the biggest two-month advance in more than 15 years - despite a day of modest declines Friday, as investors opted to cash in some quick profits.

Shopping time is here
Despite its ominous sound, Black Friday is the biggest celebration of the year for stores and malls.

Arizona State tops Arizona

Arkansas stuns LSU

Arizona State tops Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. -- One of the top passing teams in college football beat its archrival the old-fashioned way - by running the ball.

Gators, Seminoles ready for Turmoil Bowl

Miami needs to get past Syracuse next

Miami needs to get past Syracuse next
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- About all Syracuse has left to play for this season is disrupting Miami's march to another national title.

Arkansas stuns LSU
LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas players looked to each other for support, holding hands on the sidelines as No. 18 LSU seemed poised to capture the Southeastern Conference West Division title on Friday.

Gators, Seminoles ready for Turmoil Bowl
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- They used to play each year with a chance for a national championship at stake. This time, they play simply to earn a month of peace and quiet.

Elder huge in Jackets victory

Governor's barbecue

Belated S.C. session

Anti-Semitism taught

William Who?

Prove them wrong

Don't block adult fare

A cut above the others

A cut above the others
Matthew Gay and his family want to do more than sell Christmas trees from their Tobacco Road tree farm.

Streaking Georgia Tech kicker could make the difference
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia Tech kicker Luke Manget figured out a way to bring some intrigue to the extra point.

Jackets out to prevent a repeat
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech linebacker Recardo Wimbush has not-so-fond memories of last year's Georgia game, and is determined this year will be different.

Jackets out to prevent a repeat
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech linebacker Recardo Wimbush has not-so-fond memories of last year's Georgia game, and is determined this year will be different.

Streaking Georgia Tech kicker could make the difference

Jackets out to prevent a repeat

Gretchen Zoeller knows the game
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Fuzzy Zoeller doesn't know why you never hear about daughters of pro golfers following in their father's Foot Joys.

Gretchen Zoeller knows the game

DiMarco, Goosen lead in South Africa

Woods, Mickelson together again in Skins Game

DiMarco, Goosen lead in South Africa
SUN CITY, South Africa - Retief Goosen and Chris DiMarco each shot 4-under-par 68 on Thursday to share the first-round lead at the $4.06 million Nedbank Golf Challenge.

Daly won't be fined over Australian PGA outburst

Daly won't be fined over Australian PGA outburst
COOLUM, Australia -- John Daly will not be fined for his outburst during the second round of the Australian PGA, where he refused to sign his scorecard and was disqualified from the tournament.

Woods, Mickelson together again in Skins Game
INDIO, Calif. -- Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson don't play practice rounds together. They never have played with or against each other in exhibitions like the World Cup or the Battle at Bighorn. If they have lunch together, it's usually by accident.

Hawks' life is Pain

Gators run wild into final

Eagles have points to make

Patriots take risk, lose big

Football schedule

Wildcats dominate the Raiders

Lincoln County blanks Landmark Christian

Screven County stays alive

Key matchups

Lincoln County blanks Landmark Christian

Powerhouse teams meet in Class A semifinals

Defense assures victory

Thanksgiving Classic results

North Augusta lives up to billing

Thanksgiving Classic schedule

Prep football scores
Scores from Firday's prep football playoff games.

Gators run wild into final
LAKE VIEW, S.C. - Lake View used a powerful rushing attack and a dominating defense to beat Blackville-Hilda 21-6 and capture the Class A Lower State championship Friday night.

Powerhouse teams meet in Class A semifinals
Blackville-Hilda's David Berry and Lake View's Jewell McLaurin are both familiar with the taste of ultimate glory in South Carolina Class A football.

Patriots take risk, lose big
DUBLIN, Ga. - Tony LeZotte had to make the gamble, even though his team was losing by just four points.

Football schedule
Georgia and South Carolina playoff schedules.

Brentwood wins title
CHULA, Ga. - The Tiftarea Academy Panthers dominated most of the second half Friday night against the Brentwood War Eagles. However, Brentwood put together one late scoring drive and it was enough as the War Eagles took the GISA Class AA state title with a 14-9 win over the Panthers.

Key matchups
LAST WEEK: Ware County (8-3) beat Sandy Creek 42-17. Thomson (11-0) beat Troup 35-0.

Lincoln County blanks Landmark Christian
FAIRBURN, Ga. - Gavin Williams rushed 17 times for 156 yards and the Red Devils shut out the high-scoring War Eagles for a spot in the Class A quarterfinals next week.

Lincoln County blanks Landmark Christian
FAIRBURN, Ga. - Gavin Williams rushed 17 times for 156 yards and the Red Devils shut out the high-scoring War Eagles for a spot in the Class A quarterfinals next week.

Defense assures victory
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Any hint of doubt that crept into the minds of the Washington County players and coaches was erased in one crucial defensive play.

Bulldogs escape into round three
THOMSON, Ga. - The Bulldogs slowed down Ware County's passing attack long enough to advance to the third round of the Class AAAA playoffs.

Wildcats dominate the Raiders
All week, Laney coach Eric Parker told his team - and anyone else else who would listen - that Northeast-Macon was a big-time team with big-time players.

Hawks' life is Pain
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - It's dusk Monday in the House of Pain, and as the sky gets darker, the stadium's imperfections are bright.

Screven County stays alive
SYLVANIA, Ga. - All week long, Screven County coach Mark Daniel warned his team against looking past Peach County in the Class AAA playoffs.

Patriots play the underdog
Nick McKenzie is used to playing the role of the underdog. He even likes it, he said.

Eagles have points to make
It's not that Brentwood wants revenge for last season. The Eagles just want to show Tiftarea Academy they know how to play.

Maple Leafs call up Ponikarovsky
TORONTO -- The Maple Leafs called up forward Alexei Ponikarovsky from the AHL on Thursday, a day after Toronto's Wade Belak was suspended by the NHL.

Thrashers end losing streak
ATLANTA -- Patrik Stefan, Chris Herperger and Shawn McEachern each scored two goals as the Atlanta Thrashers ended a three-game losing streak with a 7-4 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.

Thrashers end losing streak

Maple Leafs call up Ponikarovsky

Press conference created cranberry scare of '59
Now that most of you have finished off Thursday's feast, it might be time to recall a Thanksgiving when Americans were actually afraid to eat.

Investigator shot in leg
A Richmond County Sheriff's investigator was in good condition tonight after being shot while investigating an earlier incident at a boarding home.

Lynx make another deal
Augusta Lynx coach David Wilkie called the team he inherited three weeks ago "a mess," and he clearly isn't afraid to do a little housecleaning.

Affluent Americans can save jobs

Is Bush's patriotism hypocritical?

How educated are candidates?

Editorial off base on Georgia flag; bring on this history

President is no conservative

Agrees with writers about Corps

Augustans missed good opportunity

Lynx lose shootout on road
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Andrew Long's goal gave the Columbus Cottonmouths a 2-1 shootout victory over the Augusta Lynx in an East Coast Hockey League game Friday night.

Lynx continue to make changes
Augusta Lynx coach David Wilkie called the team he inherited three weeks ago "a mess," and he hasn't been afraid to do a little housecleaning.

Lynx GameNight
Pensacola Ice Pilots at Augusta Lynx When: 7:35 tonight

Lynx lose early lead, game on road
JACKSON, Miss. - The Augusta Lynx blew a three-goal lead in the first period, then let Jackson break a four-game losing streak with a 5-4 loss Wednesday night.

Lynx road report
Today (Friday): vs. Columbus Cottonmouths, Columbus Civic Center, 7:05 p.m.

College students learn about cost of creativity

Peekaboo
Kelly Shearer, 9, and her brother Ryan, 3, of North Carolina, peek around a tree at Lake Olmstead Park.

Across the area

Father is arrested in teen's beating
An Augusta father was arrested Friday after being accused of beating his 13-year-old daughter and making her hold a heavy phone book at arm's length for long periods of time.

Both hunter, hunted receive protection at start of season
Father Garrett Clanton, the rector of the All Saints Anglican Church in Aiken, says the holiday blessing.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Donald McGahee.

Hospital looks toward growth at a new site

Salley Chitlin' Strut's future is in question
This may be the last year chitlin' lovers will be able to strut their stuff, and about the only ones happy about the prospect are the swine.

Meter readers look forward to scooting
The first time Billy Clayton saw one, he was hooked.

Across the Southeast
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -New federal legislation on public school reform is high on the agenda for a meeting in Chapel Hill next week with Education Secretary Rod Paige and governors from at least seven states.

News you can use
BACK IN TIME NOV. 29, 1922 The Southern Railway system announced accelerated schedules for the Augusta Special between Augusta and New York, quickening the time southbound by one hour and 30 minutes, and northbound by one hour and 15 minutes.

Senate offices in Aiken to close

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

Erosion tears at beach despite lack of storms
BEAUFORT, S.C. - It doesn't take a hurricane to hurt Hunting Island.

Superintendent offers view on board, politics
Almost from the beginning of her eight-year term, state school Superintendent Linda Schrenko was a controversial figure in state government.

To retailers, it's like Christmas morning
Rosalba Edwards did what all Christmas shoppers dream of - doing all her shopping, start to finish, in one day.

Shooting injures officer, suspect
A suspect in the Friday night shooting of a Richmond County sheriff's investigator was clinging to life after the officer he shot returned fire.

Father wants children to get visit from Santa
A Martinez father is struggling to make Christmas memorable for his wife and children.

Zoning ordinance is unfair, brothers say
As children, Roger Kight remembers his older brother Jimmy Kight looking out for him.

What shoppers say
What people were saying about area shopping on Friday:

Shooting injures officer, suspect

Across Georgia
THOMASVILLE - Four people were killed in a two-vehicle accident Thursday after a car crossed the center line and struck a sport utility vehicle, witnesses said.

Advice for seniors
The Georgia Legal Services Program staff will offer free legal advice to senior citizens from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. Dec. 11, at the Bessie Thomas Senior Center, 5913 Euchee Creek Drive, Grovetown.

Event will honor AIDS victims
In observance of World AIDS Day, a special presentation is planned for Sunday in downtown Augusta.

County hires outside attorney
WINDER, Ga. - The part-time Barrow County commissioners who were sued by their chairman have hired former Georgia Attorney General Michael J. Bowers to represent them, though the county has insurance that would cover commissioners' legal expenses if they used the insurance carrier's attorney.

Subscriber of the day
Yvonne Alford of Augusta is today's subscriber of the day.

Event will honor AIDS victims

Across the Southeast
HIGH POINT, N.C. -North Carolina may have regained the title of the nation's No. 1 turkey producer by just a nose - or a beak.

Coroner confirms homicide

Mother wants to make Christmas special
A North Augusta woman wants to make the holidays a little brighter for her three children.

What shoppers say

Hospital looks toward growth at a new site
University Hospital sifted through the numbers and discovered an obvious direction: Go west, to Columbia County.

Fans pay tribute to star from Waycross
WAYCROSS, Ga. - A lot of people from Waycross, the late Gram Parsons' hometown, probably never heard of the influential musician.

Across South Carolina
NORTH CHARLESTON -Fort Dorchester High School officials say they don't know why a ninth-grader severely beat a fellow student who remains hospitalized.

St. Nick will pay visit to patients
SAVANNAH, GA. - A century ago, one man's sadness on Christmas gave birth to a Savannah tradition.

Investigator shot in leg

Coroner confirms homicide
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. - Tybee Island resident Joni O'Shaughnessy died within minutes of circulatory collapse after being suffocated, the Chatham County coroner ruled this week.

Across the area
Police were looking Thursday for three men who robbed a man at gunpoint outside an Augusta motel.

Deployed soldiers miss taste of home

City prepares home for sale

News you can use
BACK IN TIME NOV. 30, 1912 Ed Graves, about 18, who has quite a checkered career in the criminal courts of this county for petty larcenies, was tried before Judge W.F. Eve yesterday morning for stealing three chickens. The jury deliberated for only a few minutes before returning a guilty verdict, and a sentence of eight months was imposed by the court.

Holiday schedules

Across the area

Senate offices in Aiken to close
AIKEN - As office manager Elizabeth McFarland begins packing up Sen. Strom Thurmond's things next week, she'll do so knowing that constituent service might never be quite the same in the Aiken area.

Zoning ordinance is unfair, brothers say

Spirit of Christmas shines in Aiken
AIKEN - A short ceremony was held in downtown Aiken on Friday night for the holiday season's tree-lighting.

Subscriber of the day

Rants and raves
THIS IS A RANT for the inventor of the leaf blower. Groundskeepers everywhere are busy covering our shiny cars and trucks with a protective layer of dust and leaves. Couldn't it suck, or does it have to blow?

Spirit of Christmas shines in Aiken

Across the area
An Augusta man was charged with knocking out his roommate's right front tooth Thursday after an argument at their Richmond Summit apartment, a sheriff's report states.

Erosion tears at beach despite lack of storms

Across South Carolina
CHESTER -A 13-year-old boy accused of shooting his grandparents to death and burning their house down a year ago remains in a juvenile detention center with no trial date set.

Across Georgia

Coat giveaway

News you can use

Pupils' harvest will help Corps land
It takes a trained eye to find bushy beard blue stem. Just ask Megan Roach.

Taking one for the team

Rants and raves
TO SOLVE the Martha Burk problem, the Augusta National, as part of its benevolence program and promotion of golf, should give Martha Burk and friends a gift of about a million dollars to establish their own local golf course for women members provided they name it the National Augusta Golf Sanctum (NAGS). Like the Augusta National, it would be open to play by the opposite gender.

Fans pay tribute to star from Waycross

Oxendine is eager to work with GOP
ATLANTA - Stymied for eight years by two Democratic governors and a Legislature controlled by Democrats, Georgia's Republican insurance commissioner is licking his lips over his suddenly brighter prospects.

Critics question block scheduling

Coat giveaway
Louise Bailey looks over some used coats at Savannah Place Park. On Thursday, nearly 300 people attended the annual Joan Blondell Conley Thanksgiving Day Meal and Coat Giveaway.

County hires outside attorney

Grovetown parade
The Grovetown Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for the 2002 Ole' Tyme Christmas parade scheduled to begin at noon Dec. 7, with William "Bill" Wood as grand marshal.

Across the Southeast

Local volunteers serve others
Just two weeks after his father died, Orice Toby sat down for a Thanksgiving meal Thursday at the Salvation Army and seemingly had little to be thankful for.

Salley Chitlin' Strut's future is in question

State plans to cut funds to schools
The new year may not bring good news for Georgia's school systems.

Deployed soldiers miss taste of home
KUWAITI DESERT - Try as they might, the Army's Thanksgiving Day in the desert just wasn't home.

Churches reach out with meals
AIKEN - According to pastor Jay Harding, compassion is more than just feeling somebody else's hurt.

Across Georgia
NEWNAN -A man arrested in connection with a Wal-Mart arson may be connected to earlier fires at a Target store and another Wal-Mart, police said.

City prepares home for sale
District Attorney Danny Craig didn't want it as an office, and it almost became a parking lot. But Historic Augusta officials contend that the DeLaigle House on Greene Street is actually in better shape than some say - so much so that they're marketing it for sale.

Superintendent offers view on board, politics

Man has to serve most of sentence
A former assistant high school principal in Chatham County will have to serve at least 18 years of a 20-year sentence.

Oxendine is eager to work with GOP

To retailers, it's like Christmas morning

Both hunter, hunted receive protection at start of season

Critics question block scheduling
ATLANTA - Throughout the 1990s, one of the hottest trends in education was block scheduling, but now it's exam time for the concept.

Advice for seniors

Peekaboo

Meter readers look forward to scooting

Grovetown parade

Father is arrested in teen's beating

Local volunteers serve others

Father wants children to get visit from Santa

Across the Southeast

Quarrel ends in gunfire; 1 dead
An Augusta man was killed after an argument with another man at an apartment complex late Friday night.

Subscriber of the day

Taking one for the team
Delmonica Gardenhire takes blood from Wes Ford during the Georgia vs. Georgia Tech football blood drive at Shepeard Community Blood Center.

College students learn about cost of creativity
SAVANNAH, Ga. - You won't find many starving artists in Savannah with so many local galleries, shops and cafes willing to sell student art.

Rants and raves
THIS IS A RANT for the inventor of the leaf blower. Groundskeepers everywhere are busy covering our shiny cars and trucks with a protective layer of dust and leaves. Couldn't it suck, or does it have to blow?

Rants and raves
TO SOLVE the Martha Burk problem, the Augusta National, as part of its benevolence program and promotion of golf, should give Martha Burk and friends a gift of about a million dollars to establish their own local golf course for women members provided they name it the National Augusta Golf Sanctum (NAGS). Like the Augusta National, it would be open to play by the opposite gender.

Mother wants to make Christmas special

Police get little help in search for shooter
Three men were shot outside a packed Waffle House on Friday morning, but police were having trouble finding the shooter because of uncooperative witnesses, authorities said.

News you can use

South Carolina is third in highway fatalities
COLUMBIA - South Carolina is the third-deadliest state for drivers 65 and older, state highway officials say.

Yellow Jackets understand importance of the rivalry
ATHENS, Ga. - The national hysteria over the inherent dangers of vandalizing goal posts should not be an issue at Sanford Stadium this afternoon.

Yellow Jackets understand importance of the rivalry
ATHENS, Ga. - The national hysteria over the inherent dangers of vandalizing goal posts should not be an issue at Sanford Stadium this afternoon.

A riveting rivalry, even for Yankees
Yankees like me will never fully comprehend the magnitude of college football rivalries here in the Deep South.

Jordan says he'll retire after this season

Jordan to step away for good - or so he says
INDIANAPOLIS -- Michael Jordan's first retirement began in October 1993, the second in January 1999. Neither stuck, of course.

Jordan says he'll retire after this season
WASHINGTON -- Michael Jordan said Thursday he will retire for the third and final time after this season and resume his role as partial owner of the Washington Wizards.

Jordan to step away for good - or so he says

Area rivals look for first victory
Here's the good news about tonight's Peach Belt Conference opener between Augusta State and USC Aiken: someone will finally win a game.

Lady Pacers' ex-coach gets off to strong start
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball.

Elder huge in Jackets victory
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech got off to a good start in a big week against rival Georgia.

Cowboys beat Redskins for 10th straight time

Patriots top Lions

Vick making MVP run in his first year as starter

Dr. Jasper Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga)
Mrs. Marion Stevens    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. Matthew McCarthy    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Dorma Bowden    (GREER, S.C.)
Mr. Walter Saxon    (MILLEN, GA)
Mr. Hugh Brown, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga)
Mrs. Pamela Key    (WINDSOR, S.C.)
Mrs. Martha Burns    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Roderick Williams    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. C. H. Bolt    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Vester Simonton    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Barney Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Marion Stevens    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. Wade Courtney    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Rosa Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Daniels    (LEXINGTON, S.C.)
Miss Lena Best    (FAIRFAX, SC.)
Mr. Joseph Dicks    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Harry Allen    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Emory Farmer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jones Tomlin    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Benjamin P. Hutto    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Miss Althea Smith    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Yvonne Badger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Marshall Robinson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Howard Allen    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Edna W. Smith    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mrs. Lucy Ferguson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Ollie Pruitt    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
Mr. James Johnson    (WARRENVILLE, SC)
Mrs. Arlease Lee    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Holzendorf    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. William Jackson    (BELVEDERE, SC)
Mrs. Joyce Holloway    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Lydia M. Polglase    (AUGUSTA, GA.)
Mrs. Artie Holland    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Holzendorf    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Edna Graves    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Yvonne Badger    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Bobby Golden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Norma Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Norma Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. George Tucker    (HOPKINS, S.C.)
Mr. George Tucker    (HOPKINS, S.C.)
Mr. Phillip Supples    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Bill Tomlin    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Henry Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. J. Terry Sellers    (Augusta, Ga.)
Ms. Ora Sims    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Myra Freeman    (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)
Mr. Joseph Sellers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. George Fuller Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Willie Rivers, Jr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Rev. Woodrow Givens    (GIRARD, Ga.)
Mrs. Vester Simonton    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. George Fuller Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Henry Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Clinton A. Freeman    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Ms. Joann Taylor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Shondra F. Evans    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. David McConaughey    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. George W. Ramsey    (DEARING, Ga.)
Mrs. Wilmotine Lenon    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Eddie Rawls    (STATESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Richard Kinsey    (DECATUR, Ga.)
Mr. Willie Dooley    (LINCOLNTON, Ga)
Mr. Howard Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Joseph Dicks    (AIKEN, Sc)
Mr. Robert Howard    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mr. Wade A. Courtney    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Robert Howard    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mr. Willie Cobb    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. John Patterson    (MCCORMICK, SC.)
Mr. Harrison Clifton, III    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Hood    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
Mrs. Jimmie Holbrook    (ORANGEBURG, S.C.)
Mrs. Wilmotine Lenon    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Arlease Lee    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Bobby Golden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jesse Kendrick    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mr. Steve Newton    ( AUGUSTA, Ga)
Mr. Willie Brim    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
SFC Benjamin Mitchell    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. C.H. Bolt    (NEW ELLENTON, SC.)
Dr. Jasper Lewis    (AUGUSTA, GA.)
Gy. Sgt. Billy Mobley    (COVINGTON, Ga.)
William G. Jackson    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mrs. Pamela Key (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mr. Matthew McCarthy (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Dicks (AIKEN, Sc)

Miss Althea Smith (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Norma Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Arlease Lee (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. John Patterson (MCCORMICK, SC.)

Gy. Sgt. Billy Mobley (COVINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Clinton A. Freeman (WADLEY, Ga.)

Dr. Jasper Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga)

Mrs. Wilmotine Lenon (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Howard (HARLEM, Ga.)

William G. Jackson (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Ollie Pruitt (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Holzendorf (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Emory Farmer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Yvonne Badger (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Johnson (WARRENVILLE, SC)

Mrs. Wilmotine Lenon (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Howard (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Myra Freeman (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)

Mr. Walter Saxon (MILLEN, GA)

Mrs. Jimmie Holbrook (ORANGEBURG, S.C.)

Miss Lena Best (FAIRFAX, SC.)

Mrs. Dorma Bowden (GREER, S.C.)

Mrs. Joyce Holloway (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Steve Newton ( AUGUSTA, Ga)

Mrs. Martha Burns (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. J. Terry Sellers (Augusta, Ga.)

Mr. Barney Carroll (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Artie Holland (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Holzendorf (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Benjamin P. Hutto (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David McConaughey (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna W. Smith (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Daniels (LEXINGTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Vester Simonton (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marion Stevens (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Vester Simonton (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Howard Allen (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mr. William Jackson (BELVEDERE, SC)

Mr. Jesse Kendrick (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie Brim (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Marshall Robinson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Joann Taylor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bill Tomlin (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucy Ferguson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Harrison Clifton, III (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Dooley (LINCOLNTON, Ga)

Ms. Shondra F. Evans (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Arlease Lee (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Cobb (THOMSON, Ga.)

Rev. Woodrow Givens (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Graves (EVANS, Ga.)

Dr. Jasper Lewis (AUGUSTA, GA.)

Mr. C.H. Bolt (NEW ELLENTON, SC.)

Mr. George W. Ramsey (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Wade A. Courtney (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Richard Kinsey (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harry Allen (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Eddie Rawls (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Norma Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Phillip Supples (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Howard Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ora Sims (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. C. H. Bolt (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Belated S.C. session
Give Comptroller General Jim Lander and Treasurer Grady Patterson credit for prompting Gov. Jim Hodges to finally call a special lame-duck session of the South Carolina General Assembly to deal with the state's $330 million shortfall in the current $5.6 billion budget.

Is Bush's patriotism hypocritical?
After reading Richard D. Renew's comments on President George W. Bush on Nov. 13 ("GI, wife lauded for defending freedom; president booed"), and his apparent dislike for Mr. Bush because of his service in the Texas Guard, I was just curious as to how Mr. Renew must have felt about the draft-dodging and war-protesting of former President Bill Clinton. C.M. Burke, Martinez, Ga.

Editorial off base on Georgia flag; bring on this history
The Nov. 20 Augusta Chronicle editorial, "A new Georgia flag," is just plain wrong, just like your endorsement of Roy Barnes for governor. Gov.-elect Sonny Perdue's spokesman Dan McLagan must have trained under former President Bill Clinton. T.W. Highsmith, Evans, Ga.

Augustans missed good opportunity
On Election Day, Augusta-Richmond County voters missed a good opportunity for the city of Augusta concerning the mayor's race. Pam Meyer, Hephzibah, Ga.

Governor's barbecue
"My wife would have loved to have dressed up. A lot of people would have loved to have dressed up. But we're in the midst of a budget crisis... I don't know that it's wholly appropriate to go out in black tie with folks smoking cigars and drinking martinis while there are some state workers worried about whether or not they're going to lose their jobs."

Agrees with writers about Corps
I read with great interest both Jerry Clontz's letter of Nov. 12, "Proposal for Thurmond Lake levels," and Bob Cipperly's letter of Nov. 19, "Why don't area officials care about the lake?" I agree with both gentlemen. Kenneth Koone, Lincolnton, Ga.

Prove them wrong
A year ago, when it became clear that market forces and evildoers would do more damage to the economy than we ever dreamed of, President George W. Bush and this newspaper, in our own ways, urged Americans to take steps to protect the economy.

Affluent Americans can save jobs
Often, when we think of those in spiritual need, we think of the poorest of citizens and those who have been disenfranchised. Roy Ellis, Augusta

How educated are candidates?
Regarding Kenny Jarrett's Nov. 13 letter, "Praises paper for informing electorate." He applauded The Chronicle's outstanding job of informing the electorate of the candidates running for mayor of Augusta. Laura Hall, Augusta

Anti-Semitism taught
There's reason to believe that the twin attacks against Israelis in Kenya Thursday were inspired, if not coordinated by, al-Qaida terrorists or their allies.

President is no conservative
I don't understand how a president can take an economy that is strong enough to produce - at long last - a surplus then, through excessive spending and huge tax cuts, turn the surplus into a deficit while still calling himself a "conservative," as he did on TV. Richard Amundson, Augusta

William Who?
How quick the glory fades. Thankfully, when a broadcaster in England polled the country on exactly who its greatest citizen in history was, Winston Churchill won handily. No one else was even close.

Don't block adult fare
We come down on the side of the First Amendment in the controversy over whether Congress can order public libraries to restrict Internet surfing, an issue the U.S. Supreme Court is taking up.

A riveting rivalry, even for Yankees

Overtime

IOC puts off decision on deleting sports until after 2004

Modern pentathlon might be removed from Olympics

Overtime

France, Russia even at Davis Cup

France, Russia even at Davis Cup
PARIS -- Yevgeny Kafelnikov hardly helped his big plans to retire from tennis as a Davis Cup champion.

Overtime
Redskins linebacker Jeremiah Trotter has a torn ligament in his right knee and will miss the rest of the season.

Overtime
Redskins linebacker Jeremiah Trotter has a torn ligament in his right knee and will miss the rest of the season.

Modern pentathlon might be removed from Olympics
MEXICO CITY -- The Olympics created modern pentathlon. Now the Olympics might kill it.

IOC puts off decision on deleting sports until after 2004
MEXICO CITY -- Baseball, softball and modern pentathlon are staying in the Olympics, for now at least.

Chilly weather brings hot action to water

Chilly weather brings hot action to water
Anglers willing to brave icy winds are reaping the benefits of perfect water temperatures that have fish from Thurmond Lake to Fripp Island scrambling for anything that will move.

North Augusta lives up to billing
North Augusta wasted little time showing the Augusta area why it is ranked No. 1 in the South Carolina Class AAAA preseason poll.

Thanksgiving Classic schedule
Schedule of the Eighth annual Thanksgiving Basketball Classic at Richmond Academy.

Thanksgiving Classic results
Eighth annual Thanksgiving Basketball Classic at Richmond Academy Friday

Prep basketball scores
Scores from friday's prep basketball games.

Vick making MVP run in his first year as starter
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- At the start of the season, Michael Vick was like anyone else about to make his debut as a starting quarterback. The playbook was still a bit confusing. He wasn't quite sure what opposing defenses might throw at him.

Patriots top Lions
DETROIT -- The New England Patriots did a much better job overcoming their young quarterback's mediocre play than the Detroit Lions did.

Cowboys beat Redskins for 10th straight time
IRVING, Texas -- Steve Spurrier stirred up most of the Dallas Cowboys with a comment he made 10 months ago.

Women's lives changed in a flash
A bolt of lightning cut through an overcast sky one August afternoon in 1983 in a Thomson, Ga., parking lot and enveloped Renee Smith and her two children in wavy neon strands of raw electricity.

Obeying Christ is crucial in achieving victory
Having pastored churches for more than 20 years, I have observed the lack of victory in the lives of many Christians. One would think that these Christians don't realize that we don't strive and pray toward victory, rather, we strive and pray from victory. Victorious Christian living is possible now, thanks be to Calvary and the empty tomb.

Faith digest
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow/Push Coalition with national headquarters in Chicago, will preach at 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1223 Laney-Walker Blvd.

Priestly path
Franklin Thomas will receive a Bible, a pectoral cross and the vestments of a priest during his ordination at Christ Episcopal Church.

African choir sings praises
Sam, a child of Uganda, motherless, fatherless, once slept in a mud hut with a leaky straw roof. His only food for months was the bananas his grandmother cooked for him and his two sisters.

Religion calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar is a roundup of church and temple-based activities in the Augusta and Aiken area. Space is limited. Deadl

Yellow Jackets understand importance of the rivalry

Army recruitment game can be fun
The Army wants you ... to play computer games. Hence, "America's Army: Operations," a shooter developed and distributed by the U.S. Army. This is a full-featured game, as pretty as anything on the market and, best of all, it's free.

Web sites for thrifty shoppers
SAN FRANCISCO -- It's a holiday tradition for many people: opening the newspaper over the Thanksgiving weekend to digest all the ads stuffed with bargains.

Robot is fun but not very useful - yet
The ER1 personal robot won't make coffee, pick up the newspaper, vacuum the floors or even walk the dog. With prices starting at $599, it seems most adept at emptying wallets.

Downloads force universities to grapple with speech, copyright issues
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- With each mouse click, Mathias Crawford moves deeper into a virtually limitless library of free movies, TV shows and DVDs.

Edwards family's feelings change

Georgia can't get caught looking ahead against Yellow Jackets
ATHENS, Ga. -- Normally, Georgia doesn't have any trouble getting excited to play Georgia Tech.

Georgia can't get caught looking ahead against Yellow Jackets

Rivalry's meaning is unmatched

Rivalry's meaning is unmatched
ATHENS, Ga. - About an hour before kickoff today, Mark Richt and Chan Gailey will meet for a midfield chat at Sanford Stadium.

Edwards family's feelings change
The billboard had been up for two days, but Robert Edwards Jr. knew nothing of it as he drove home to Tennille, Ga.

South Carolina tops South Carolina State
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina got 25 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists from guard Chuck Eidson and the Gamecocks survived a determined run by South Carolina State in the second half to beat the Bulldogs 82-65 Friday night at the Carolina Center.

South Carolina tops South Carolina State
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina got 25 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists from guard Chuck Eidson and the Gamecocks survived a determined run by South Carolina State in the second half to beat the Bulldogs 82-65 Friday night at the Carolina Center.

Web sites for thrifty shoppers

Robot is fun but not very useful - yet

Downloads force universities to grapple with speech, copyright issues

Women's lives changed in a flash

Priestly path

Obeying Christ is crucial in achieving victory

African choir sings praises

Religion calendar