Sources: Thome agrees to sign with Phillies

Sources: Thome agrees to sign with Phillies
PHILADELPHIA -- Jim Thome, the most coveted hitter in the free-agent market, agreed Monday to a six-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, two baseball officials said.

State troopers showed they cared during holiday

Pelican with broken wing found heading south on foot
OTTAWA, Wis. -- A white pelican rescued from the cold North this week had a broken wing, but its sense of direction appeared to be fine.

'Turkey terrorist' take hostages to stop meat eating
NORFOLK, Va. -- The nation's largest animal rights group is under fire for a television campaign featuring a "turkey terrorist" taking hostages in a supermarket, which is appearing on only one station.

Remlinger leaves for Cubs' money
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves lost a significant member of their bullpen when free agent left-hander Mike Remlinger agreed to a three-year, $10.65 million contract with the Chicago Cubs on Monday.

Remlinger leaves for Cubs' money

Glavine decision probable by the end of the week
NEW YORK -- Tom Glavine probably will decide this week on where he'll pitch next year.

Remlinger intends to sign with Cubs
CHICAGO -- Reliever Mike Remlinger intends to leave the Atlanta Braves to sign with the Chicago Cubs.

Holiday celebrations on Wall Street may be premature

Individual buyers yet to be swayed by market's rally

Company making cash from trash with junk hauling franchise

Retailers expect a modest holiday season

Company making cash from trash with junk hauling franchise
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- In Brian Scudamore's vision of the future, the next great North American brand - in the mold of Starbucks and Federal Express - will be boldly colored trucks that haul away your junk.

Business briefs
GENEVA - The U.S. government received a mixed reaction Monday when it presented the 144-member World Trade Organization with its sweeping plan to eliminate import taxes on consumer and industrial goods.

Genetics mapping project leaves some with a headache

Tax planning now can save you money next April 15

Genetics mapping project leaves some with a headache
REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- Steindor Erlingsson feels like the least popular man in Iceland.

Tax planning now can save you money next April 15
NEW YORK -- Many people think all the good tax breaks go to the rich. But there are steps even average wage earners can take to reduce their income tax burden.

Construction spending posts modest increase
WASHINGTON -- Construction spending edged up a modest 0.3 percent in October with the strength centered in a big gain in construction of schools, hospitals and other non-residential buildings.

Home Depot shoppers can do it themselves
ATLANTA - The Home Depot's do-it-yourself clientele can now do it themselves at the checkout counter as part of a $100 million-plus technology upgrade that the company promises will make for shorter lines and faster service.

Holiday celebrations on Wall Street may be premature
NEW YORK -- As investors cheer eight weeks of blue-chip gains, analysts are cautioning against uncorking the champagne just yet. That's because upcoming data in early December could well make or break the market's stunning year-end rally.

Retailers expect a modest holiday season
NEW YORK -- All those coupons and pre-Thanksgiving sales from the nation's retailers haven't enticed Linda Foley to get a head start on her holiday shopping. In fact, this year, she's taking her time.

Home Depot shoppers can do it themselves

Workers, families hunt new starts after closing

Workers, families hunt new starts after closing
ST. MARYS, Ga. - Sidney Howell was determined not to let the rumors dictate his life.

Individual buyers yet to be swayed by market's rally
NEW YORK - Wall Street's recent rally might suggest that the market is finally bouncing back, but many mutual fund investors aren't convinced.

Clemson headed to Tangerine Bowl
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson receiver Jackie Robinson says he started calling everyone he knew when he heard the news the Tigers were headed to the Tangerine Bowl on Dec. 23 in Orlando, Fla.

Clemson headed to Tangerine Bowl

Seminoles' changes pay off
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Jeff Bowden went to the pressbox, Chris Rix was back on the field and Florida State was in business.

Miami, Ohio State still 1-2, Oklahoma tumbles in AP poll
Miami is a unanimous No. 1 in the AP poll again, and Southern California moved into the top five for the first time in more than seven years.

Friedgen thrilled with Peach Bowl homecoming
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- There won't be any noisemakers and champagne for Ralph Friedgen this New Year's Eve. Much to his delight, he will spend the night on the sidelines in the Georgia Dome.

Buffaloes await second chance against Oklahoma

Slocum fired as Texas A&M's football coach

Friedgen thrilled with Peach Bowl homecoming

Zook turns to recruiting
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida coach Ron Zook will set about doing something this week that he's really good at: recruiting.

USC nears BCS selection

Alabama's seasons closes after 10th win
HONOLULU -- Even with a 10-3 record, Alabama would have been in the SEC title game if not for NCAA sanctions.

Alabama's seasons closes after 10th win

USC nears BCS selection
A big win against Notre Dame has all but guaranteed Southern California a berth in a Bowl Championship Series game. And the loss left the Irish needing a little luck to make it that far.

Zook turns to recruiting

Seminoles' changes pay off

Slocum fired as Texas A&M's football coach
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M fired football coach R.C. Slocum on Monday, ending his 14-year tenure with the school.

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

Monday morning quarterback

Ray Guy Award list down to 3
The list of finalists for the Ray Guy Award was pared down to three players Monday, including the NCAA Division I-A leader in punting average.

Buffaloes await second chance against Oklahoma
HOUSTON -- Colorado made too many mistakes against Oklahoma the first time the teams played this season. The Buffaloes have been looking for a second chance, and they get it Saturday in the Big 12 championship.

Lady Jaguars escape with win

Pacers exact revenge

Indiana gets another chance at Maryland

Unity matters

What we don't need

Horse sense

Foreign aid reform

Vintage clothing finding space in modern-day closets
NEW YORK - Vintage clothes, it seems, are here to stay.

'Providence' and Harry Connick Jr. may return
LOS ANGELES -- NBC may spare "Providence" from oblivion.

Senior calendar
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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?

NBC News creates investigative unit
NEW YORK -- NBC News' Lisa Myers has been named chief investigative correspondent for a newly created investigative reporting unit, NBC News President Neal Shapiro announced Monday.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
When Andy Richter reaps a cash windfall, he knows what he wants: A second television set for his bedroom, so that, if he rolls on his left side in bed, he won't miss a moment of the show.

Spielberg guides UFO miniseries
LOS ANGELES - The sky's no limit for Sci Fi Channel's Taken, which is big by just about any measurement.

'Osbournes' premiere draws 6.6 million viewers
LOS ANGELES -- "The Osbournes," the reality series about rocker Ozzy Osbourne's unorthodox family and home life, drew 6.6 million viewers in its second-season premiere, MTV said Wednesday.

Character is fusion of computerized and hand-drawn animation
LOS ANGELES -- On one hand, you've got traditional ink-and-paint animation, and on the other, there's 3-D computer animation.

Harry Potter, James Bond duel for lead at holiday box office
LOS ANGELES -- It was a photo finish between Harry Potter on his broomstick and James Bond in his Aston Martin at the box office over the long Thanksgiving weekend.

Maine prepares for next step in quest for title
ORONO, Maine -- Now, to the next step in Maine's quest for a national football championship.

Plenty of room on Eagles' flagpole
STATESBORO, Ga. -- It was an impressive sight, the brisk wind making the six white national championship banners pop out stiff on the flagpole at the west end of Paulson Stadium.

Yellow Jackets try to put loss behind them
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia Tech still doesn't know which bowl it's headed to.

Moore returns to practice for Yellow Jackets
ATLANTA -- Clarence Moore, who quit the Georgia Tech basketball team in August, has returned to practice.

Jackets rout Gardner-Webb
ATLANTA -- Chris Bosh is making the transition from high school to college look easy.

Yellow Jackets survive scare
ATLANTA - With the crowd far from Wednesday's sellout for Georgia - and the opponent far less hated than the Bulldogs - Georgia Tech's basketball team got a different kind of test Sunday.

Yellow Jackets have to regroup for possible bowl game
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey led his team through a season full of turmoil and adversity, but his biggest challenge probably will come in the weeks ahead.

Maine prepares for next step in quest for title

Plenty of room on Eagles' flagpole

Jackets rout Gardner-Webb

Moore returns to practice for Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jackets survive scare

Yellow Jackets have to regroup for possible bowl game

No challengers for Els at Nedbank Challenge
SUN CITY, South Africa -- Ernie Els shot a course-record 9-under 63 Sunday for an eight-stroke victory over Colin Montgomerie in the $4.06 million Nedbank Challenge.

Callaway sued, accused of stealing putter idea

Sweden's Fredrik Jacobson wins Hong Kong Open
HONG KONG -- Fredrik Jacobson of Sweden shot a 5-under 64 Sunday to win the Hong Kong Open by two strokes for his first title in seven years on the PGA European Tour.

Sweden's Fredrik Jacobson wins Hong Kong Open

Pro golfer sues for dog bite

Lonard, Moseley declared dual champions of Australian PGA
COOLUM, Australia -- Peter Lonard and Jarrod Moseley shared the Australian PGA title Sunday when darkness halted play after one playoff hole.

Forgotten O'Meara walks off with the most loot
INDIO, Calif. -- Every now and then, Mark O'Meara can still get the best of Tiger Woods.

Pro golfer sues for dog bite
LONDON -- A journeyman pro golfer whose finger was bitten by a dog has filed a $1.5 million lawsuit, contending the injury seven years ago ruined what would have been a world-class career.

Callaway sued, accused of stealing putter idea
STUART, Fla. -- Callaway Golf has been sued by a golf professional and his business partner, who accuse the company of stealing the idea for what has become known as a two-ball putter.

Forgotten O'Meara walks off with the most loot

Youth taking over for Laney

Thrashers get win over Capitals
ATLANTA -- Tony Hrkac scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:04 remaining Sunday, giving the Atlanta Thrashers a 5-4 victory over the Washington Capitals.

Columbus, Atlanta each get wing, defenseman

Columbus, Atlanta each get wing, defenseman
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets traded right wing Chris Nielsen and the rights to defenseman Petteri Nummelin to the Atlanta Thrashers on Monday for right wing Tomi Kallio and defenseman Pauli Levokari.

State troopers showed they cared during holiday
The Georgia State Patrol was out in force over the holiday.

Connecticut pro will be first woman to play in PGA Tour event
HARTFORD, Conn. -- A pro at a Connecticut course will be the first woman to play in a PGA Tour event now that she has decided to enter the Greater Hartford Open.

Report: Augusta member quits in protest
NEW YORK -- The former chief executive officer of CBS became the first member of the Augusta National Golf Club to resign in protest over the club's refusal to admit a woman member, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

Democratic leaders were let down

Local doc restores faith in doctors

Students cheating more serious than they know

Newspaper's are convictions suspect

Pay raises in Augusta government called ludicrous

Jesse Jackson's upcoming protest

Good idea, wrong county

Veteran wrong about wall memorial

Trial lawyers have own agendas that drive up medical costs

No to Free Trade Area of Americas

Vintage clothing finding space in modern-day closets

NBC News creates investigative unit

'Providence' and Harry Connick Jr. may return

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

'Osbournes' premiere draws 6.6 million viewers

Spielberg guides UFO miniseries

Harry Potter, James Bond duel for lead at holiday box office

Character is fusion of computerized and hand-drawn animation

News you can use

Thurmond finds fame, notoriety in Senate
AIKEN - In the third quarter of Strom Thurmond's life, while other men his age were making retirement plans, Mr. Thurmond was making plans as a U.S. senator.

Commission approves budget

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Across the southeast
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -A bankruptcy judge Monday ruled that state regulators can move to revoke Tina Conner's license to operate the nursing home she alleges figured into her two-year affair with Gov. Paul Patton.

Across Georgia

Grandmother seeks help this season
An Augusta grandmother needs help from the Empty Stocking Fund to make Christmas a little brighter for her grandchildren.

Across the area

Thurmond's early years led him to war, office

Walker election lawsuit gets judge

Walker election lawsuit gets judge
Alcovy Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Marvin W. Sorrells will hear state Sen. Charles Walker Sr.'s challenge to the Nov. 5 election.

Mother wants holiday for ill child

Reminders of a living legend
AIKEN - To collectors in the know, his stuff is a mishmash of the valuable and the common.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -A Lexington woman involved in a two-car accident was one of at least six people killed on South Carolina roads during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the state Highway Patrol says.

Testimony opens in case state calls 'reign of terror'
District Attorney Danny Craig said the terror began for a Hephzibah woman when she ended her nearly three-year relationship with the father of her child.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - A woman was found stabbed to death in a one-room post office in Fleming, about 15 miles from Hinesville in Liberty County.

Across the southeast
MOBILE, Ala. -Wilford "Longhair" Taylor, the chief of the MOWA Choctaws, promises to fight until death for what some prominent scholars say is his right: federal recognition as a genuine American Indian tribe.

Virus leads man on nationwide trek
His journey has cost him a spot on a liver transplant list, and the ensuing complications packed his body with 60 pounds of fluids, which took two weeks in the hospital to shed.

Neighbors find help to ease road speeds
AIKEN - The cars fly past Joe and Rose Proietti's Oriole Street home in Dexter Park.

Residents mark life, hold hope at event
With fallen leaves at their feet and balloons bouncing above their heads, they gathered in Augusta on Sunday to remember the past and convey hope for the future on World AIDS Day.

Bush OKs plutonium measure

Virus leads man on nationwide trek

Across Georgia
CALHOUN -The investigation in the case of three medical students whom a waitress said she overheard talk about plotting a terrorist attack will be sent to county prosecutors within a week, officials said.

Correction

News you can use
DEC. 3, 1992 A recent Energy Department study concluded that operators of a shutdown Savannah River Site facility that is tied to a $1.5 billion NASA mission still aren't following operating procedures.

Ending on a high note

Mother wants holiday for ill child
An Augusta woman who wants to make this Christmas one her children will never forget has asked for help from the Empty Stocking Fund.

Across South Carolina

Commission approves budget
A city spending plan adopted by the Augusta Commission cuts out pay raises for government employees, provides money for museums and libraries, and eliminates the need for a property tax increase.

News you can use

Across the area

Infections result in suspect's death
An Augusta man accused of shooting a Richmond County sheriff's investigator died Monday night, the result of an infection from wounds incurred in the gunfight Friday with police, officials said.

Perdue throws party to thank supporters
PERRY, Ga. - Gov.-elect Sonny Perdue and his wife, Mary, held a party at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter on Sunday for about 2,000 supporters, inviting them to attend his Jan. 13 inauguration in Atlanta and pledging to set a high standard for the state.

Infections result in suspect's death
An Augusta man accused of shooting a Richmond County sheriff's investigator died Monday night, the result of an infection from wounds incurred in the gunfight Friday with police, officials said.

Thurmond's early years led him to war, office
AIKEN - After Strom Thurmond earned his college degree, he saw the inside of a classroom again, this time as a coach and a teacher.

Across Georgia

Ending on a high note
Between holiday tunes about red-nosed reindeer and sleigh rides Sunday afternoon, the musical director of the Augusta Concert Band passed the baton, surrendering the podium after serving as maestro for 10 1/2 years.

Connecticut pro will be first woman to play in PGA Tour event

Across the southeast

Across the southeast

Troops find out tear gas dangers
FORT STEWART, Ga. - Spc. Elton Jeffrey coughed.

Across the area
An Augusta man was in the Columbia County Detention Center on Monday, charged in the disappearance and death of an Evans man.

Gift of quilts honors infant
ATHENS, Ga. - Abraham David Calkin, born May 16 with a fatal heart defect, touched many people in his short life. Those who found inspiration in the 52 days he was alive have found a way to celebrate his memory and help others.

Officer begins healing process
Investigator Dan Carrier Jr. replays the shooting over and over again in his head.

Testimony opens in case state calls 'reign of terror'

Grandmother seeks help this season

Correction
An article in Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly listed the days of the North Augusta Christmas Tour of Homes. The tour will run from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Officer begins healing process

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -A set of bones found on Johns Island has been identified as the remains of an adult female, Charleston County authorities said.

Across South Carolina

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Elijah Robinson of Augusta.

Report: Augusta member quits in protest

Council contest has new hearing
A dispute over a Barnwell County Council race will be heard by state election officials Thursday.

LeBlanc details events to jury

Bush OKs plutonium measure
AIKEN - President Bush's signature Monday gave South Carolina the guarantee Gov. Jim Hodges had been looking for.

Council contest has new hearing

LeBlanc details events to jury
GASTONIA, N.C. - "I reacted badly," Aaron LeBlanc told a jury Monday. He had struck a woman.

Rants and Raves
IF YOU WANT to see the circus or a kangaroo court, don't worry about the courthouse; come to Waynesboro for the city council meetings.

Across the area
Lead-foot motorists returning from a Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday met their match - a traffic-congested Interstate 20.

Chambliss touts data-sharing plan
WASHINGTON - Rep. Saxby Chambliss is keeping secret most accomplishments of his subcommittee on terrorism and homeland security, but he's promoting one that could reveal information held by the federal government.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS REGARDING the rant about a speed trap in North Augusta: Yes, it is another speed trap. I have gotten at least four tickets within a two-block radius. I have had two brake jobs done on my car because of trying to slow down in the speed traps. Welcome to North Augusta.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Spencer Hobbs of Augusta.

Perdue throws party to thank supporters

News you can use
Dec. 2, 1947 For the first time since "before the war," dusk settling over the Augusta area was rudely jostled aside last night and put to flight when a switch was thrown sending the glow from about 2,000 Christmas lights on Broad Street to the heavens.

Chambliss touts data-sharing plan

Rants and Raves
IF YOU WANT to see the circus or a kangaroo court, don't worry about the courthouse; come to Waynesboro for the city council meetings.

Groups expect slimmer budgets

Groups expect slimmer budgets
COLUMBIA - Several state agencies worry they have nothing left to cut as lawmakers try to solve South Carolina's continuing budget crisis.

Subscriber of the day

Winston Cup champ Stewart visits White House
WASHINGTON -- Winston Cup champion Tony Stewart began a very full week of celebration by visiting President Bush at the White House on Monday.

Lady Jaguars escape with win
Greg Wilson was worried about a letdown before Monday night's game with Claflin.

Indiana gets another chance at Maryland
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana's players can't stop thinking about their loss to Maryland in the national championship.

Pacers exact revenge
AIKEN - The next team to eliminate the USC Aiken Lady Pacers in the NCAA Division II Tournament might want to avoid visiting the Courthouse the following season.

Panthers top Browns

Vick draws comparison to former NFL greats

Fox doesn't believe Peppers will win his appeal

Monday Night Football: Raiders top Jets

Falcons QB drives overtime win

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Veteran wrong about wall memorial
After reading the letter by Vietnam veteran Edwin R. Knight on Nov. 22 ("Disrespectful display of memorial") concerning the Vietnam Veteran Moving Wall Memorial, I feel it necessary to respond with the correct information. I, too, am a Vietnam veteran - Airborne Infantry, 100 percent disabled. Michael P. Deal, Martinez, Ga.

Newspaper's are convictions suspect
Sometimes, your editorials wallow in cowardly hindsight and stench. Lewis P. Bohler Jr., Augusta

Local doc restores faith in doctors
You are all the time hearing negative things about all the doctors in our area. Well, I would just like to let people know that we have the best doctors and health facilities anywhere around. But one doctor in particular stands out and really deserves a great big thank you. Carla Newman, North Augusta, S.C.

Trial lawyers have own agendas that drive up medical costs
On Nov. 12, The Chronicle published a guest column by Joseph R. Neal Jr., "Don't blame trial lawyers for insurance costs." Paul Hudak, Aiken, S.C.

Unity matters
A less confident man might have been humbled. But Augusta Mayor Bob Young appears to have been emboldened by his narrow runoff victory last Tuesday.

Jesse Jackson's upcoming protest
So, the Rev. Jesse Jackson is coming to the Augusta National to protest next spring's Masters Tournament. Well, aren't we blessed? L. A. Knight, North Augusta, S.C.

Students cheating more serious than they know
Recently WJBF-Channel 6 aired a news piece about students cheating by use of the Internet. We see items about student-cheating with increased frequency. Ernest F. Daniel, Augusta

Pay raises in Augusta government called ludicrous
These bimbos who occupy the wheelhouse of Augusta government are steering all of us on a course of distrust and disaster through their ignorance and arrogance. In days gone by when we had the old Cleckley Clinic, these characters would be prime candidates as patients. Andy Chandler, Augusta

No to Free Trade Area of Americas
The Free Trade Area of the Americas must be rejected here if America is to remain free and independent. Just look at what has happened in Ireland, even after the warning by Irish political leader Rosemary Scallon to vote against the ratification of the Nice Referendum. Glenda Windham, Wagener, S.C.

What we don't need
Nothing feeds on itself like hatred does.

Foreign aid reform
Polls have shown that Americans believe their government spends much more money on foreign aid - or as harsh critics call it, "pouring money down the rathole" - than is the case. One survey several years ago indicated more than 50 percent of respondents believed from 10 to 50 percent of the federal budget went to foreign countries.

Horse sense
By voting against designating the Mile Track on Banks Mill Road a historical landmark, the Aiken City Council struck a blow for two precious American ideals: property rights and justice.

Good idea, wrong county
In response to the news story of a new civic center in the Nov. 23 edition of The Augusta Chronicle, the area is in desperate need of a new facility in a better location. Jim Lewis, Martinez, Ga.

Democratic leaders were let down
Concerning the Nov. 5 election, God gave Georgia some God-fearing leaders who care about people - like Gov. Roy Barnes, Sen. Charles Walker, D-Augusta, and Sen. Max Cleland, D-Ga., who gave all of his limbs except one arm and never stopped helping his country. Yet, you let them down. Norma Groom, Martinez, Ga.

Li gives China third gold; Townsend third

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Skating extradition hearing set for Dec. 10

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Six high school athletes were honored Monday by the Greater Augusta Sports Council as third trimester winners of the 2002 GAMES Awards.

Overtime
Russia won its first Davis Cup title Sunday by rallying to beat defending champion France 3-2 in Paris with the greatest comeback in a final in 38 years.

Li gives China third gold; Townsend third
STUTTGART, Germany -- Sean Townsend of the United States finished third in the parallel bars Sunday behind world champion Li Xiaopeng, who gave China its third gold medal at the final meet of the Gymnastics World Cup season.

Skating extradition hearing set for Dec. 10
VENICE, Italy -- An extradition hearing will be held Dec. 10 for a reputed Russian mobster accused of fixing figure skating at the Salt Lake City Olympics.

Youth taking over for Laney
Laney's basketball team was leading Evans last Saturday in the closing minutes of their Augusta Thanksgiving Classic Basketball contest, but then the Wildcats showed their inexperience.

Falcons QB drives overtime win
MINNEAPOLIS - When Michael Vick became the Atlanta Falcons' starting quarterback earlier this year, head coach Dan Reeves gave him carte blanche to make decisions on the run.

Panthers top Browns
CLEVELAND -- After weeks of self destruction, the Carolina Panthers finally damaged somebody else's season.

Vick draws comparison to former NFL greats
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Wade Phillips compares Michael Vick to Earl Campbell. Dan Reeves thinks of a combination including Bob Hayes, Tony Dorsett and John Elway.

Fox doesn't believe Peppers will win his appeal
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Coach John Fox expects the Carolina Panthers will be without rookie defensive end Julius Peppers for the rest of the season.

Falcons top Vikings in overtime
MINNEAPOLIS -- Michael Vick couldn't get much going with his arm, so he let his legs take over.

Monday Night Football: Raiders top Jets
OAKLAND, Calif. -- On a night when Tim Brown made history, Jerry Rice still made his mark.

Samus Aran makes triumphant return in 'Metroid Prime'
VIDEOGAME REVIEW: Samus Aran makes triumphant return in 'Metroid Prime'

These DVDs self-destruct
SAN FRANCISCO -- On a dismal, rainy day after watching Mel Gibson battle the English in "Braveheart," wouldn't it be nice to simply throw away the DVD instead of slogging the rental back to Blockbuster?

Small study links mountain biking, male infertility
CHICAGO -- Frequent mountain-biking may reduce fertility in men, according to a small Austrian study that adds fodder to a debate over cycling and male sexual function.

Razorbacks have seen share of good luck
When David Greene connected with Michael Johnson on a fourth-and-15 touchdown pass to give Georgia a dramatic win at Auburn 17 days ago, the Bulldogs' first appearance in the Southeastern Conference title game seemed almost predetermined.

Georgia students, fans receive more tickets for title game
ATHENS, Ga. -- The Southeastern Conference gave Georgia 2,200 more tickets for Saturday's Southeastern Conference championship game, and they'll be split evenly among students and boosters.

Georgia students, fans receive more tickets for title game

Lady Bulldogs upset again
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The last thing Arizona State wanted to do was get into a running game with Georgia.

Georgia looks to Atlanta
On Nov. 23, Georgia coach Mark Richt thought Michigan was going to give his team's slim national-title chances a boo by pulling off an upset of Ohio State.

Razorbacks have seen share of good luck

Georgia looks to Atlanta

Lady Bulldogs upset again

Gamecocks top Temple
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Carlos Powell tied a career-high with 20 points as South Carolina beat Temple 66-47 on Monday night.

Gamecocks oust Owls
COLUMBIA - Playing for the third time in four nights didn't affect South Carolina's shooting Monday night - at least not in the second half.

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Q: Why is the grass green? Why can't it be blue?

Sexuality should be private

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Audio best
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:

Students say reputations are misleading

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Artist's corner
Shelly Molton, 18, is a senior at Westside High School. She drew S.N.M., an acrylic on mat board, as an assignment for art class.

Students say reputations are misleading
Stereotypes are the stuff high school memories are made of.

My ride

Album missing important tracks
Nirvana's self-titled greatest hits compilation is filled with the quiet-to-loud songs that made the group legendary.

My style

My ride
THE FACTS: Brian Lam, 16, a junior at Lakeside High School

Student debunks myths about home-schoolers

Sexuality should be private
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I'm a bisexually-curious female. I have a boyfriend who I love very much but I have a tendency to look at other girls. I told one of my best friends, and she thinks I should just

Audio best

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Yeah, baby: Mike Myers is back in rare form. Austin Powers in Goldmember is out on video.

4-1-1
Imagine: You spending some serious time in a recording studio.

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Student debunks myths about home-schoolers
When I tell people I'm home-schooled, I get some weird reactions. Some people stare, others glance over like they're afraid to look at me.

My style
THE FACTS: Kayla Wheatley, 14, a freshman at Evans High School.

Pelican with broken wing found heading south on foot

Samus Aran makes triumphant return in 'Metroid Prime'

These DVDs self-destruct

Small study links mountain biking, male infertility

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