Sources: Thome agrees to sign with Phillies

Thome agrees to $85 million, six-year contract with Phillies

Thome agrees to $85 million, six-year contract with Phillies
PHILADELPHIA -- Jim Thome, the most coveted hitter in the free-agent market, was introduced to Phillies' fans Tuesday after agreeing to an $85 million, six-year contract.

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

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 agrees to $10.65 million, three-year deal with Cubs
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs hope Mike Remlinger is the start to fixing their bullpen problems.

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

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

Charities defend accounts
Accounting practices of United Way organizations have come under national scrutiny, but the two local United Way chapters say the way they report contributions is aboveboard.

AOL outlook pushes stocks down
NEW YORK -- A disappointing outlook from AOL Time Warner put investors on the defensive Tuesday, prompting them to question the strength of other big companies and bid stocks sharply lower.

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.

Workers, families hunt new starts after closing

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.

Home Depot shoppers can do it themselves

Hospital picks man to manage fund drive
University Hospital announced Tuesday that P.A. "Pete" Brodie III will head its fund-raising arm beginning in January.

Hospital picks man to manage fund drive

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

Charities defend accounts

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.

Business briefs

Business briefs
DETROIT - The three major automakers reported Tuesday that their combined U.S. vehicle sales fell nearly 18 percent in November compared with the same month a year ago, but they remained optimistic about the industry outlook.

Farm Bureau meets to talk year's woes
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - Farmers from throughout Georgia are meeting on Jekyll Island this week to re-elect their president, discuss farm policy and talk about a year most would rather forget.

Sampson dismissed from Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson coach Tommy Bowden has dismissed starting linebacker Eric Sampson from the team because of academic problems.

Clemson defeats Penn State
ANDERSON, S.C. -- Ed Scott had 25 points to lead Clemson to a 79-70 victory over Penn State in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday night.

Sampson dismissed from Clemson

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.

Bowls roundup
Penn State returned to the postseason after a two-year absence, accepting an invitation Tuesday to play in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

Minnesota takes Big Ten's spot in Music City Bowl

Slocum fired as Texas A&M's football coach

Penn State accepts invitation to Capital One Bowl
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State is going to the Capital One Bowl.

USC nears BCS selection

Buffaloes await second chance against Oklahoma

NCAA expects all bowls to meet deadline for letter of credit

Bowls roundup

NCAA expects all bowls to meet deadline for letter of credit
INDIANAPOLIS -- None of the 28 college bowl games appears to be in jeopardy although about half of them must to submit a letter of credit by the end of the week to keep NCAA certification.

Notre Dame, Iowa among eligibles for BCS bowls
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Notre Dame, Iowa, Texas and Kansas State are eligible for at-large BCS bowl berths.

Trustees expecting Franchione to stay

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.

Trustees expecting Franchione to stay
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- University of Alabama trustee Peter Lowe doesn't buy speculation that coach Dennis Franchione will leave for Texas A&M - or anywhere else.

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.

Minnesota takes Big Ten's spot in Music City Bowl
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Minnesota accepted an invitation Tuesday to play in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30.

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.

Gators, Wolverines to meet in Outback
TAMPA, Fla. -- Florida and Michigan accepted invitations Tuesday to play in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1.

Lady Jaguars escape with win

Indiana gets another chance at Maryland

Pacers exact revenge

A friendly budget

Unity matters

Iraqis uncooperative

We're not there yet

Foreign aid reform

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?

Florida's wine makers finally enjoying fruits of labor
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. -- 1564 wasn't a very good year for grape growers in Florida.

Ready, set ... decorate!
'Tis the season to be jolly - right? Not if it means decking the halls with boughs of holly.

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

Senior calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Cale

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.

Small portions
Tupperware is partying with Target. The maker of food-storage containers sells about 50 of its products in 1,148 Target stores nationwide. Last year, Tupperware placed its items in a few SuperTarget stores.

Tom Brokaw memoir tops survey of best holiday gifts
NEW YORK -- Memoirs by Tom Brokaw, Pat Conroy and former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman are among the books that will make the best holiday gifts this year, according to a poll of hundreds of stores and librarians.

In the know
The $8 2001 Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz from Australia starts off with full, dark fruit flavors with a hint of peppery spice to balance the taste, and the finish lingers on the palate. This wine pairs exceptionally well with grilled or roasted red meats, especially lamb or beef filets. Australia has been producing great valued wines for some time now, so the next time you consider a great wine and want something other than Californian, think down under.

Cream of the crop
During the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas I'm always on the lookout for easy, crowd-pleasing hors d'oeuvres. This week's recipe for Creamy Black Bean Dip is my "hors d'oeuvre du jour," and it comes together in a snap.

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

Moore returns to practice for Yellow Jackets

Golf is unfit to be tied

Callaway sued, accused of stealing putter idea

Best of Tiger came in the silly season

First defection from Augusta National doesn't shake club's stance
Augusta National Golf Club showed no signs Tuesday of bowing to pressure to allow women to join, even after a former television executive became the first member to defect from the club over the issue.

First defection from Augusta National doesn't shake club's stance

Pro golfer sues for dog bite

Club loses member amid controversy

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.

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.

Whaley will play in PGA Tour event
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Suzy Whaley will enter the Greater Hartford Open, making her the first woman to play in a PGA Tour event.

Best of Tiger came in the silly season
The Masters was impressive, and so was Tiger Woods' victory in the U.S. Open. He also added another World Golf Championship to his collection of titles.

Golf is unfit to be tied
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Tiger Woods has won 48 tournaments around the world, enough to know what it means to be a defending champion. That's why he was so confused by the outcome at the Australian PGA Championship and the Volvo Masters.

Club loses member amid controversy
Augusta National Golf Club showed no signs Tuesday of bowing to pressure to allow women to join, even after a former television executive became the first member to defect from the club over the issue.

Dynamic duo carries Thomson

North Augusta passes test from Silver Bluff

Youth taking over for Laney

Prep basketball scores

Dynamic duo carries Thomson
THOMSON - Thomson running back Demarco McNair and quarterback Deon Palmer were warming up at The Brickyard on Friday when the cat-calls and the trash-talking began.

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.

Columbus, Atlanta each get wing, defenseman

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

Weather closes area schools
From staff reports

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.

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.

Ice storm likely danger to power lines, not roads
ATLANTA -- Pockets of cold air from the northeast were expected to result in freezing rain falling in northeast Georgia Wednesday afternoon, forecasters said.

Services worker will be missed

Trial lawyers have own agendas that drive up medical costs

No to Free Trade Area of Americas

Creating Israel was a mistake

Hits weak objection to TIA program

Satan at work at Augusta National

Newspaper's are convictions suspect

Area entertainment needs advertising

Local doc restores faith in doctors

Blacks should return to GOP roots

Jesse Jackson's upcoming protest

Why should Tiger toe the line?

Pay raises in Augusta government called ludicrous

Ready, set ... decorate!

Small portions

Florida's wine makers finally enjoying fruits of labor

Vintage clothing finding space in modern-day closets

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

Tom Brokaw memoir tops survey of best holiday gifts

In the know

Cream of the crop

Campbell looking to establish roots
When forward John Campbell arrived at the Florida Everblades arena to meet his new team, he didn't get a chance to unpack his bags or check out his new surroundings.

Lynx notebook

Lynx notebook
You'll need a scorecard to keep track of all the changes to the Augusta Lynx roster.

Campbell looking to establish roots

Five questions with Lance Galbraith
Augusta Lynx left winger Lance Galbraith answers questions for Chronicle staff writer Rob Mueller.

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

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.

Mother wants holiday for ill child

News you can use
DEC. 4, 1982 An Augusta man was shot in the neck Friday by a Richmond County sheriff's deputy, who was helping to subdue and arrest another man for possession of marijuana.

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.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Aaron Walden of Augusta.

News you can use

After 32 years, Aiken's senator is trying a new look
AIKEN - Old Handlebars has gone baby-faced.

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

Budget worries dominate meeting with lawmakers
AIKEN - Members of the community anxious to hear something positive about South Carolina's troubled economy were told Tuesday to prepare for more of the same.

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

Believe it or not, ice is coming
By Tuesday afternoon, Wilkes County Sheriff Gary Rogers found it hard to believe that ice was coming his way. But weather officials say his county and others north of Augusta could see freezing rain today.

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.

Officer begins healing process

Program gives students taste of real world

Walker election lawsuit gets judge

Judge annuls couple

Across Georgia

Unemployed father wants holiday help
A Thomson man lost his job in late September and wants to give his four daughters the kind of Christmas they deserve.

Kolb picks housing candidates
More than a year after Augusta commissioners voted to fire the city's Housing and Neighborhood Development director, City Administrator George Kolb has narrowed his search for a replacement to three candidates.

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

Wife leaves man who plotted death
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - The marriage of physician Carl Drury Jr., who was convicted of masterminding a murder-for-hire plot targeting his wife, ended quietly in a Glynn County courtroom.

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

Across South Carolina
ST. GEORGE -A Dorchester County man has been charged in the slaying of his girlfriend.

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 Georgia
ATLANTA -Two of Georgia's prominent medical centers - Emory University and the Medical College of Georgia - are working to win a designation as a national cancer center.

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.

Across the area
Richmond County authorities are asking for the public's help in finding an Augusta man who is accused of choking his mother and robbing her of $500.

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.

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RANT for people who walk or jog in the road during nondaylight hours. They are sometimes even pushing children in strollers. They need to realize this is very dangerous since drivers can't pick them up in their headlights until they are right on top of them. Do your walking in the daytime.

Navy squadrons gear up for fight

Subscriber of the day

Budget worries dominate meeting with lawmakers

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

Subscriber of the day

Report: Augusta member quits in protest

Lawmaker gets honors from home to Capitol
AIKEN - In the past quarter-century, Strom Thurmond has faced his closest and last election, the tragic loss of his oldest child and health problems that have forced the nation's longest-serving senator to take up residence in a hospital.

Across the area

Officer likely to be cleared in shooting
After a suspect pointed a gun at a police officer this year and had his arm broken, District Attorney Danny Craig suggested the suspect should be happy to be alive.

Council contest has new hearing

Bush OKs plutonium measure

Commission approves budget

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

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 the area

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.

Lawmaker gets honors from home to Capitol

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.

LeBlanc details events to jury

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.

Correction

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.

Navy squadrons gear up for fight
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Navy Cmdr. Doug Cuthbert sits behind his desk in the helicopter squadron's hangar discussing the HS-7 Dusty Dogs' deployment and the possibility of war with Iraq.

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.

Wife leaves man who plotted death

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.

Believe it or not, ice is coming

News you can use

Across the southeast

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.

Kolb picks housing candidates

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RANT for people who walk or jog in the road during nondaylight hours. They are sometimes even pushing children in strollers. They need to realize this is very dangerous since drivers can't pick them up in their headlights until they are right on top of them. Do your walking in the daytime.

Program gives students taste of real world
HARLEM - Harlem High ProStart student Fallon Waddell wants to open a restaurant with her uncle in Grovetown when she graduates.

Judge annuls couple
AIKEN - An 86-year-old Aiken woman's marriage to a 34-year-old man ended Tuesday when a judge granted a request from the bride's family for an annulment.

Unemployed father wants holiday help

Testimony opens in case state calls 'reign of terror'

Weather closes area schools

After 32 years, Aiken's senator is trying a new look

Title games can derail dreams
ATHENS, Ga. - Not a soul in Georgia is complaining that the Bulldogs must scale one last hurdle simply to be eligible for a BCS bowl.

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.

Hawks fall to Nets

Hawks fall to Nets
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Richard Jefferson scored 22 points and had a career-high 14 rebounds Tuesday night to lead the banged-up New Jersey Nets to an 87-72 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

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

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

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.

NFL heads for record number of overtimes

Monday Night Football: Raiders top Jets

Fox doesn't believe Peppers will win his appeal

Vick draws comparison to former NFL greats

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For more than 50 years, Freeman Neal lived out his dreams of servicing cars and taking care of his family.

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Veteran Augusta radio host Wallace Youngblood was found dead Tuesday morning, possibly from complications from his lengthy battle with cancer, said Steve York, the production manager for Beasley Broadcasting Co.

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Mrs. Dorothy Sturgill (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Pettigrew (SMYRNA, Tenn.)

Mr. Albert Coleman (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Samuel Yelton Jr. (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Nettie Penn (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Rachel Graves (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Veazey (WHITE PLAINS, Ga.)

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

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.

Creating Israel was a mistake
ABC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, MSNBC and NBC trumpet the president's stupid policy statements concerning Israel and Palestine. Harry Sellers, Hephzibah, Ga.

Area entertainment needs advertising
Disney put on a spectacular ice show. My 3-year-old son was spellbound. Heather Dickau, Modoc, S.C.

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.

Services worker will be missed
I have known Barbara Thomas for several years. She is the Family Services worker for Columbia County Head Start in Harlem. Eleanor Hampton, Harlem, Ga.

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

Hits weak objection to TIA program
Some of us were wondering just how much The Augusta Chronicle could take before raising an objection to President George W. Bush and Attorney General John Ashcroft's attack on the civil liberties of Americans. William D. Tiffin, 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.

Why should Tiger toe the line?
Why do the liberal media insist that Tiger Woods boycott the 2003 Masters Tournament if the Augusta National doesn't admit a woman to membership by April 1, 2003? Tom Zwemer, 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.

A friendly budget
Let's hope the way the Augusta Commission handled the budget this fall is a harbinger of things to come next year - commissioners cooperating instead of feuding.

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.

Iraqis uncooperative
"Has Saddam Hussein changed his behavior of the last 11 years? Has he decided to cooperate willingly and comply completely, or has he not? So far the signs are not encouraging. A regime that fires upon American and British pilots is not taking the path of compliance. A regime that sends letters filled with protests and falsehoods is not taking the path of compliance."

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.

We're not there yet
You can't blame United Airlines' machinists for wondering if bankruptcy might even be a good thing for the nation's second-largest airline.

Blacks should return to GOP roots
Blacks have the perfect opportunity to return to their roots - the Republicans: The party that ended slavery, first gave blacks the right to vote, was the first to support and accept black political officeholders, the first to allow black ownership, the first to admit blacks were humans and to recognize a whole host of other human and civil rights for blacks. Robert "Tunk" Martin, Edgefield, S.C.

Satan at work at Augusta National
This is about the problem at the Augusta National Golf Club. It can't be helped. It is Satan at work. Just as he looked around the Garden of Eden and saw it was too quiet and peaceful, he decided to use Eve to create chaos and go against God, which resulted in paradise lost.

Skating extradition hearing set for Dec. 10

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Risks for Jones and Ruiz in title fight

Williams first player to enter Charleston tournament

Overtime

Title IX commission to issue recommendations

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.

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

Overtime
Augustans Scott Parel and Richard Johnson, along with former Thomson resident Franklin Langham, begin their quest to earn PGA Tour playing privileges for 2003 today.

Title IX commission to issue recommendations
PHILADELPHIA -- A federal commission studying Title IX, the law that requires gender equity in high school and university sports, is wrapping up its work and plans to issue recommendations Wednesday.

Williams first player to enter Charleston tournament
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Serena Williams became the first player to enter the 2003 Family Circle Cup, the tournament's executive director said Tuesday.

Risks for Jones and Ruiz in title fight
NEW YORK -- Elusive in and out of the ring, light heavyweight champion Roy Jones Jr. dodged WBA heavyweight champ John Ruiz for two hours Tuesday before showing up at the news conference for their title fight.

North Augusta passes test from Silver Bluff
His team had just been smoked, 67-49, by North Augusta, the No. 1 team in South Carolina Class AAAA, but Silver Bluff coach Samuel Lilly made a bold proclamation after Tuesday's game was over.

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.

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

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.

NFL heads for record number of overtimes
NEW YORK -- Two simple reasons why the NFL is on the verge of breaking the single-season record for overtime games: the 2-point conversion and the salary cap.

Panthers' Peppers suspended for final four games of season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Star rookie defensive end Julius Peppers of the Carolina Panthers was suspended Tuesday for the final four games of the season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

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.

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'

Know options before buying digital camera
By the end of 2002, the Photo Marketing Association International (www.pmai.org) estimates that 9.2 million digital cameras will have been sold worldwide. That means a lot of shutterbugs are getting into the exciting world of digital imaging. (PMAI also estimates that about 200 million single-use cameras will have been sold by the end of 2002, so there are still plenty of 35mm film users out there.)

Volumes of Washington's papers now available online
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- A 37-volume collection of George Washington's papers is now available online, giving unprecedented access to the Founding Father's personal documents and correspondence.

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.

Hayes comes to the rescue for Georgia
BOULDER, Colo. - Jonas Hayes hit a desperation 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left, lifting Georgia past Colorado 71-70 on Tuesday night.

Dogs not worried about turf
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia will play on artificial turf for the first time in two years when it faces Arkansas at the Georgia Dome on Saturday, but Bulldogs coach Mark Richt said he's not worried about the transition.

Razorbacks have seen share of good luck

Nutt says Razorbacks' confidence biggest asset against Georgia
LITTLE ROCK -- All Arkansas coach Houston Nutt needed to dampen the euphoria that followed his team's final-seconds victory over LSU was a remote control.

Nutt says Razorbacks' confidence biggest asset against Georgia

Cool hand Greene: Georgia QB never gets flustered
ATHENS, Ga. -- As a kid playing youth football, David Greene quickly showed he was mature beyond his years.

Georgia students, fans receive more tickets for title game

South Aiken graduate settles in at Georgia

Cool hand Greene: Georgia QB never gets flustered

Hayes comes to the rescue for Georgia

Lady Bulldogs upset again

Bulldogs regain fans' confidence

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

Barnes, Huckabee place bets on championship game
LITTLE ROCK -- Gov. Mike Huckabee has put his money where his mouth is, or at least where he hopes some Georgia peach ice cream will go after Saturday's Southeastern Conference championship game between Arkansas and Georgia.

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.

South Aiken graduate settles in at Georgia
About the only thing Kevin Kisner hasn't done as a freshman on the 15th-ranked University of Georgia golf team is win an individual title.

Bulldogs regain fans' confidence
ATHENS, Ga. - Jon Stinchcomb and Kevin Breedlove were driving through campus Monday when they witnessed the scene outside Stegeman Coliseum.

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.

Dogs not worried about turf

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.

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 top Eagles
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Coach Susan Walvius says it might have been one of the toughest 21-point wins South Carolina has ever had.

Gamecocks top Eagles

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.

Student debunks myths about home-schoolers

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

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

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

Audio best

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
Stereotypes are the stuff high school memories are made of.

Xtreme calendar

Artist's corner

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.

Sexuality should be private

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

My ride

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

Students say reputations are misleading

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

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

Ask us

Samus Aran makes triumphant return in 'Metroid Prime'

Know options before buying digital camera

Small study links mountain biking, male infertility