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.

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

Willie Edward Chase III
Willie Chase Jr.

Zydairyn Simir Middlebrooks
Laaciea Middlebrooks of High Point, N.C., announces the birth of a son, Zydairyn Simir Middlebrooks, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Acie Legrand of Aiken and Renee Middlebrooks of Miami, Fla.

Camden Michael Gragert
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Allison Dianne Gentry

Desiree' Nina Munro
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Elias Patrick Hergott

Morgan Bailey Newton

Noah Ashton Becker

Kara Elizabeth Willis
Michael L. and Sharon S. Wil

Mason Ryan Mealor

Kameron Jordan Kelly
Travis a

Michael Joseph Walsh

Desiree' Nina Munro

Kallie Michelle Newsome
Richard K. Newsome J

Elwin Kirk Smith III

Kara Elizabeth Willis

Tahir Amari Hairston
Latashia Hairston of Roanoke, Va., announces the birth of a son, Tahir Amari Hairston, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Broadnax Jr. of Reidsville, N.C.

Sara Victoria Michel
Thomas and L

Claire Danielle Flett
Brian T. and Kelli B. Flett of Martinez announce the birth of a daughter, Claire Danielle Flett, Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Danny and Frances Bailey of Appling and Jerry and Brigitte Flett of Aiken.

Claire Danielle Flett

Jamal Donice Smith
Tamika L. Smith of Aiken announces the birth of a son, Jamal Donice Smith, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Hudson of Aiken.

Tahir Amari Hairston

Morgan Bailey Newton
Ron and

Jeffrey Nicholas Ball

Mason Ryan Mealor
Dan and Crystal Mealor of Sylvania, Ga., announce the birth of a son, Mason Ryan Mealor, Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Dale Griner and Mr. and Mrs. Danny Mealor, all of Sylvania.

Anya Huang

Kevin Erich Neal
Michael and April Neal of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Kevin Erich Neal, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Audrey Jones and Karen Neal, both of Augusta, and Erich Neal of Columbia.

Jeffrey Nicholas Ball
Mr. and Mrs. James

Anya Huang
Wei Huang and Yu Ding, both of Aug

John Benjamin Robertson

Elwin Kirk Smith III
Mr. and Mrs. Elwin K. Smith Jr. of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Elwin Kirk Smith III, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Bonnie Shinliver of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. Elwin K. Smith Sr. of Augusta.

Willie Edward Chase III

Zydairyn Simir Middlebrooks

Camden Richard Gray

Jamal Donice Smith

Natalee Madyson Cosnahan

Hunter Scot Haskins
Scot and Tonya Haskins of Waynesboro, Ga., announce the birth of a son, Hunter Scot Haskins, Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John C. Williams of Augusta and Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Haskins Sr. of Waynesboro.

Hunter Scot Haskins

Camden Richard Gray
Atwell and Latisha Gray of Evans announce the birth of a son, Camden Richard Gray, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Rick Ballew of Martinez and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn A. Gray of Evans.

Kameron Jordan Kelly

Allison Dianne Gentry
Chris Gentry and Dr. Mindy Gentry of North Augusta announce the birth of

Kallie Michelle Newsome

Natalee Madyson Cosnahan
Trey and Kimberly Cosnahan of Augusta announce the birth of a daughter, Natalee Madyson Cosnahan, Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Larry and Laura Andrews of Hephzibah and William and Karen Cosnahan of Augusta.

Sara Victoria Michel

Michael Joseph Walsh
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Camden Michael Gragert

Noah Ashton Becker
Jay and Serena Becker of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Noah Ashton Becker, Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Preston D. Harpe of Augusta, Ladawnna Wise of Martinez and Charles Becker of Hobbs, N.M.

Kevin Erich Neal

John Benjamin Robertson
Chris and Kathryn Robertson of Fort Go

Dalton Blayze Manning

Colby Payton Jennings
Jamey R. and Lauren P. Jennings of Augusta announce the birth of a son, Colby Payton Jennings, Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at University Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. David V. Weber and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Jennings, all of Augusta.

Colby Payton Jennings

Dalton Blayze Manning
Willie and Shannon M

Andrew Justin Middleton

Andrew Justin Middleton
Carl A. Middleton and Dionne R. Plummer, both of Augusta, announce the birth of a son, Andrew Justin Middleton, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Grandparents are Pearl G. Plummer of Jamaica, West Indies, and Queene Cheatham of Augusta.

Elias Patrick Hergott
Mr. and Mrs

Dancers say Lusty Lady is skimpy with wages
SAN FRANCISCO -- Workers at the nation's only unionized peep show walked the picket line, arguing that a contract offer by management at the Lusty Lady is too skimpy.

Odds and Ends
KEY WEST, Fla. -- Katha Sheehan relies on a 3-year-old rooster named Young Warrior as a lure to capture other feisty cocks fowling the main streets and back alleys of Key West.

Artist turns cows into poetry
PURCHASE, N.Y. -- Any artist can paint cows. Nathan Banks paints ON cows.

Braves open 2003 season at home against Expos

Glavine counts out Braves

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.

Glavine counts out Braves
ATLANTA - Barring a last-second change-of-heart by the Atlanta Braves, free agent pitcher Tom Glavine will sign a contract with the New York Mets or Philadelphia Phillies in the next day or two.

Braves open 2003 season at home against Expos
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves begin their quest for a 12th straight division championship at home, opening the 2003 season with a three-game series against the Montreal Expos beginning March 31.

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.

Stocks fall on Disney, Hewlett-Packard warnings

Hospital picks man to manage fund drive

Holiday online sales see post-Thanksgiving surge

Productivity grows; factory orders rise

Business briefs
An Aiken couple will open a Subway restaurant franchise later this month in the Aiken Exchange shopping center at 2571 Whiskey Road.

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.

Bar prepares new floor plan
Just in time for December's First Friday, a downtown bar plans to debut its new look this week, doubled in space and expanded into an entertainment venue.

Business briefs

Organizers hope crowd braves cold
This month's First Friday is expected to be chilly with a chance of returning crowds.

Organizers hope crowd braves cold

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.

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.

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.

Business briefs

Productivity grows; factory orders rise
WASHINGTON -- Productivity, a crucial ingredient to the economy's long-term vitality, grew at a sizzling annual rate of 5.1 percent in the summer, a faster pace than the government previously thought. Orders to U.S. factories rose in October for the first time in the last three months.

Stocks fall on Disney, Hewlett-Packard warnings
NEW YORK -- Profit warnings from Disney and Hewlett-Packard pressured Wall Street Wednesday, sending stocks lower in choppy trading as investors grew jittery over the strength of corporate America's recovery.

Holiday online sales see post-Thanksgiving surge
NEW YORK -- Online holiday sales, which started picking up in mid-November, kicked into high gear over the Thanksgiving weekend, blazing past year-ago figures.

Charities defend accounts

Sampson dismissed from Clemson

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

A few games may decide many bowl matchups

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

A few games may decide many bowl matchups
The bowl hopes of many teams are riding on just a few games to be played Saturday, the final day of the regular season.

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.

Texas A&M gets OK to pursue Franchione

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.

Minnesota takes Big Ten's spot in Music City Bowl

Big Ten says Iowa in BCS game
Iowa became the fourth team assured a spot in one of the four Bowl Championship Series games, even though there was no official announcement from the BCS.

Navy seeks good ending to bad season

Navy seeks good ending to bad season
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The last time Paul Johnson walked the sideline in an Army-Navy game, the Midshipmen had a chance to win the prestigious Commander-in-Chief's trophy, snare a bowl bid and stay on course for a 10-win season.

Big Ten says Iowa in BCS game

There really can be title game without Florida or Tennessee
ATLANTA -- There actually can be a Southeastern Conference championship game without Florida or Tennessee participating, and it'll happen Saturday night in the Georgia Dome.

Palmer wins Unitas award

Trustees expecting Franchione to stay

Bowls roundup

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

Texas A&M gets OK to pursue Franchione
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Dennis Franchione made one speaking engagement, skipped another and still left Alabama fans guessing as to his future plans Wednesday.

Palmer wins Unitas award
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Southern California's Carson Palmer on Wednesday won Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, given annually to the nation's top senior quarterback.

There really can be title game without Florida or Tennessee

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.

NCAA expects all bowls to meet deadline for letter of credit

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.

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.

College of Charleston surprising opponents once again

Turnovers are costly as Lady Jaguars lose

USC Aiken's women feel right at home

A friendly budget

Iraqis uncooperative

We're not there yet

He'll outlive us all

Missile hysteria

CBS logs a ratings win for the week
NEW YORK -- CBS is giving thanks for a decisive ratings win Thanksgiving week. But it was ABC that served the turkey: its premiere of "Dinotopia."

Capsules
Boy gall wasps find girl gall wasps by forcing plants hiding the females to give off chemical calling cards, biologists have found.

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.

Thurmond's lifetime eventful from start
It turns out that you were right - Strom Thurmond is as old as the dinosaurs.

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.

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.

In the know
Milton Ruben Auto Mall is looking for cell-phone donations that will be given to Call to Protect, a national program that redistributes recycled wireless phones to domestic violence shelters, law enforcement agencies and other organizations working to fight domestic violence.

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.

A lottery for cheap tickets to Broadway's biggest hit
NEW YORK -- Can't get tickets to "Hairspray," Broadway's biggest hit?

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

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, fitness and health activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

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

Thurmond's lifetime eventful from start
It turns out that you were right - Strom Thurmond is as old as the dinosaurs.

50 years later, 3-D movies are still a thrill
LOS ANGELES - Robert Stack recalls the audience reaction 50 years ago at the Hollywood premiere of a movie in which he starred: "People jumped up from their chairs and ran screaming out of the theater."

Minnesota edges Georgia Tech
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota got by Georgia Tech with good defense.

Minnesota edges Georgia Tech

I'm delighted my TV show has been canceled

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.

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.

Woods ends the year as a tournament host
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Tiger Woods is the host of the Target World Challenge, giving him a schedule that hasn't been this orchestrated since the Ryder Cup.

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.

Times cites editorial standards in refusal to run two sports columns
NEW YORK -- The New York Times said Wednesday two sports columns about Augusta National Golf Club's men-only membership policy were killed because they failed to meet newsroom standards, not because they disagreed with the stance taken by the newspaper's editorial page.

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.

Golf is unfit to be tied

Outcry over changes at Road Hole at St. Andrews

Woods ends the year as a tournament host

Best of Tiger came in the silly season

Club loses member amid controversy

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

Outcry over changes at Road Hole at St. Andrews
LONDON -- The most famous bunker in golf has been altered to make it less terrifying - and traditionalists are furious.

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.

Times cites editorial standards in refusal to run two sports columns

Star QB out for big game

Dynamic duo carries Thomson

Prep basketball scores

North Augusta passes test from Silver Bluff

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.

Star QB out for big game
The buzz surrounding Friday's Screven County-LaGrange Class AAA third-round playoff game has been palpable across the state.

Thrashers reassign Hnilicka to AHL
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Thrashers goalie Milan Hnilicka was reassigned to the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

Thrashers reassign Hnilicka to AHL

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.

Glavine, Mets reach three-year deal
NEW YORK -- Tom Glavine, the most sought-after pitcher on the free-agent market, reached agreement with the New York Mets on a three-year contract, his agent said Thursday night.

Weather closes area schools
From staff reports

Services worker will be missed

Historic events integral to economy

Barnes to leave big mess behind

Creating Israel was a mistake

Finds pride in Lucy Laney Wildcats

How will Young gain black confidence?

Satan at work at Augusta National

Children should be the primary concern of our community

Door only cracked

Why should Tiger toe the line?

Hits weak objection to TIA program

Blacks should return to GOP roots

Area entertainment needs advertising

America must wage another battle: the war on ignorance

CBS logs a ratings win for the week

Small portions

Cream of the crop

In the know

Thurmond's lifetime eventful from start

Health calendar

Thurmond's lifetime eventful from start

Florida's wine makers finally enjoying fruits of labor

Ready, set ... decorate!

In the know

Tom Brokaw memoir tops survey of best holiday gifts

Capsules

A lottery for cheap tickets to Broadway's biggest hit

50 years later, 3-D movies are still a thrill

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.

Augusta acquires former league MVP
Addressing his team's desperate need for goal scoring, Augusta Lynx coach David Wilkie completed a trade that is about as major as it gets in minor-pro hockey.

Campbell looking to establish roots

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

Lynx notebook

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

Augusta acquires former league MVP

Across the southeast
TAMPA, Fla. - The South leads the country in new HIV infections and overall AIDS cases, yet lags in federal funding when compared with other regions, officials at a regional AIDS conference said Wednesday.

Subscriber of the day

Unemployed father wants holiday help

Suspicious blaze evacuates school

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.

Public works positions get little interest

Deals draw scrutiny
ATLANTA - With only days left in state school Superintendent Linda Schrenko's tenure, state auditors and lawyers are investigating whether a half-million dollars in contracts she signed were illegal.

Area braces for icy weather
The freezing rain expected to ice over trees, power lines and overpasses hadn't made it to the Augusta area late Wednesday, weather officials said.

Judge annuls couple

Grand jury indicts suspect on murder-for-hire charge

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.

When fun turns fatal

Across the area

Glavine, Mets reach three-year deal

Happy Birthday, Mr. Thurmond
"Happy birthday" is a sentiment that can be expressed in so many ways.

Area braces for icy weather

Budget worries dominate meeting with lawmakers

Happy Birthday, Mr. Thurmond

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.

Family's farm still thrives

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.

Town readies birthday bash

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.

Sick mother wants bright Christmas

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

Across the area

Program gives students taste of real world

Weather delays LeBlanc trial

Believe it or not, ice is coming

Across the southeast

Sick mother wants bright Christmas
An Augusta mother diagnosed with a fatal illness wants to make Christmas special for her children.

NAACP branch fights to reawaken activism

Town readies birthday bash
EDGEFIELD - Strom Thurmond Elementary School pupils will be at his birthday party today, and so will students from Strom Thurmond High School.

News you can use

Kolb picks housing candidates

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RANT against the LPGA and its entourage for canceling their Masters trip to Augusta.

News you can use

Across the area
An Augusta man wanted in a violent assault on his mother escaped capture after a sheriff's investigator found him hiding in his mother's closet.

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.

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.

Weather closes area schools

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.

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

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.

Navy squadrons gear up for fight

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Fifty-one reputed members of five violent street gangs that formed La Gran Familia face racketeering charges in federal indictments unsealed Wednesday that allege murder, robbery, kidnapping and drug trafficking.

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.

Public works positions get little interest
Despite high unemployment rates and a tough economy, more than 15 percent of the positions in Augusta's Department of Public Works are vacant, and repeated efforts to fill several of those spots have been unsuccessful.

Weather delays LeBlanc trial
GASTONIA, N.C. - An approaching ice storm aborted Wednesday's proceedings in Aaron LeBlanc's rape trial.

NAACP branch fights to reawaken activism
Some remember when Clarke County residents believed civil rights were worth a fight.

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

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Alberta Harris of Augusta.

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

News you can use
DEC. 5, 1972 The final chapter in the long and often bitter campaign for the district attorney's office was written Monday when Richard Allen was installed as DA pro tem.

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.

Woman says she forgot dog ban
AIKEN - Jean Hrcsko says she doesn't remember a judge telling her she couldn't have any more dogs.

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.

Grand jury indicts suspect on murder-for-hire charge
An Augusta man who police say hired a hit man to kill a local woman has been indicted by a Richmond County grand jury.

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.

Family's farm still thrives
MAYSVILLE, Ga. - On a clear day, Charles Turk can see all the way from his family's Banks County chicken houses to Alto, about 2

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.

When fun turns fatal
Kay Huffman knows how deadly a prank can be.

Lawmaker gets honors from home to Capitol

Suspicious blaze evacuates school
Authorities suspect a pupil started a fire in the auditorium at Spirit Creek Middle School that forced pupils and teachers out into the bitter cold Wednesday.

Subscriber of the day

Police say man had record of rough play
An Augusta father charged with fracturing several bones in his infant son's body was known to play rough with the child, police said Wednesday.

Wife leaves man who plotted death

Slow ambulance investigated
Aiken County Sheriff Howard Sellers launched an internal investigation Wednesday after a 73-year-old woman died while waiting nearly a half hour for an ambulance.

Woman says she forgot dog ban

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.

I'm delighted my TV show has been canceled
After nearly a year, it is safe to turn on your television again: My face no longer can be seen on the 11 o'clock news.

NASCAR notebook
NEW YORK - Tony Stewart once sealed parking lots to pay his bills. He also used to punch a time clock at a machine shop. He also drove a tow truck.

Unpredictable season helps Home Depot car to title

Unpredictable season helps Home Depot car to title
NEW YORK - The 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season started with Tony Stewart's engine belching white smoke and dying on the third lap of the Daytona 500. It ended with Stewart celebrating a championship amid the smoke and explosions of fireworks.

Spotlight on Joe Gibbs

NASCAR notebook

Spotlight on Joe Gibbs
Here is a profile of NASCAR car owner Joe Gibbs.

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.

USC Aiken's women feel right at home
AIKEN - USC Aiken women's coach Mike Brandt credits his home gym, the Courthouse, with the way opponents are shooting the ball.

Turnovers are costly as Lady Jaguars lose
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Turnovers proved to be the downfall of the Augusta State women, who lost their first game of the season Wednesday night.

Pacers notch first win
AIKEN - After dishing out just six assists in a 21-point loss at Augusta State on Saturday, the Pacers did a better job of passing the ball Wednesday night.

College of Charleston surprising opponents once again
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The College of Charleston might have in recent years knocked off teams like North Carolina (twice), Maryland and Tennessee, but did anyone think the Cougars and their rookie coach would win the 2002 Great Alaska Shootout title?

Vick gets rematch against stingy Bucs

NFL heads for record number of overtimes

Fantasy Football: It's time to work some magic

Panthers' Weinke wants to discuss his future with coach

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

Mr. William Zealy Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Wallace Youngblood
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.

Mrs. Georgianna Smith    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. James Brown    (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. Jessie Roberson    (SPARTA, Ga.)
Miss Janie Clark    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Alice McNeal    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Albert Coleman    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Maurkice Frazier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Albert Douglas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Monteen Davis    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Dozier    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. Daniel Cason    (DELRAY BEACH, Fla.)
Mrs. Nell Dunn    (LOGANVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. George Ramsey    (DEARING, Ga.)
Rev. Douglas Forrest    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Ms. Patricia Sweetland    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Rachel Graves    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Smith Sr.    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Mr. Carl Hagan    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Mr. Hubert Crawford    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Jacquelyn Hammock    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Terry Smith    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Marie Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Betty Stroup    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Catherine Harrison    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)
Ms. Banner Valentine    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Nannie Harrison    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Samuel Yelton Jr.    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
Mrs. Lillian Hatcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Bennie Atkins    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mrs. Marie Harris
As a business manager of a mobile home community and a private nurse, Marie Harris spent the majority of her life serving others in more ways than one.

Mr. James Bragg Jr.    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Mrs. Norma Comissiong    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Aaron Shuster    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Roger Cooper    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Ella Way    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. James Carr Sr.    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Mattie Ramsey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Dr. Gerald Burroughs    (TUCKER, Ga.)
Mr. Willie Moseley    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Barbara Danforth    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Sgt. James Mack    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Sgt. James Mack    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Lillian Hatcher    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Frank Martino Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Rev. Douglas Forrest    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Marvin McDonald    (MATTHEWS, Ga.)
Mrs. Marie Dunbar    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mr. Willie Moseley    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. Hubert Crawford    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Roy Marsh    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Albert Coleman    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mr. Cullum Owings    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
Mr. Bennie Bauknight    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Nettie Penn    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
Miss Sally Brightharp    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Ruth Lasky    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Ms. Theresa Linger    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
Mr. James Hurston    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Roger Cooper (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James Brown (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Dozier (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Maurkice Frazier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Theresa Linger (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Alice McNeal (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Hatcher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Minnie Conway (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Janie Clark (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Miss Sally Brightharp (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Frank Martino Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Dr. Gerald Burroughs (TUCKER, Ga.)

Ms. Lula Sibley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Bauknight (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hubert Crawford (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

S.Sgt. Benjamin Terry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Wallace Youngblood

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

Mrs. Nell Dunn (LOGANVILLE, Ga.)

Rev. Douglas Forrest (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Banner Valentine (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Daniel Cason (DELRAY BEACH, Fla.)

Mr. Willie Moseley (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Marie Dunbar (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. Roy Marsh (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Hatcher (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Atkins (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Rev. Douglas Forrest (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin McDonald (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mollie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Sturgill (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Sharon Roberson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Beeson (CLARKS HILL, S.C.)

Mr. Jessie Roberson (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

Sgt. James Mack (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Way (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Moseley (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. William Zealy Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William Weeks (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Stroup (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Monteen Davis (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Terry Smith (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Ms. Patricia Sweetland (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Sharon Roberson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Aaron Shuster (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mollie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ella Way (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Nell Underwood (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Georgianna Smith (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James Bragg Jr. (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Ramsey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Smith Sr. (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. James Carr Sr. (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Douglas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nathan Norman (DANBURG, Ga.)

Mrs. Jacquelyn Hammock (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Wallace Youngblood (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Sgt. James Mack (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Carl Hagan (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Cullum Owings (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Ramsey (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Nannie Harrison (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Lasky (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Emily Polite (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. James Hurston (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Historic events integral to economy
Richard Amundson ("No conservative," letter Nov. 30) claims that President George W. Bush "is the most liberally spending president we've ever had" and says he doesn't understand how a president can take an economy that is strong enough to produce a surplus and turn it into a deficit. To Mr. Amundson and all of the other educationally challenged Democrats, permit me to explain. Keith Shafer, Augusta

Finds pride in Lucy Laney Wildcats
On behalf of the Lucy Laney High School alumni, staff and fans, I say double kudos to the Wildcats for a job well done thus far. They have proven to us and, should I say, "the haters," that we can stand up to the test when we have to. Lavonia Thomas, Augusta

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.

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.

Missile hysteria
Are al-Qaida terrorists and their extremist Islamic affiliates using surface-to-air missiles to ratchet up the war against innocent civilians? That seems to be the fearful consensus forming in Washington after two shoulder-fired missiles missed an Israeli passenger airliner taking off from a Kenyan airport last week.

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."

America must wage another battle: the war on ignorance
Yes, we all are familiar with the war on terrorism, but what about the war on ignorance? Lisa Myrick, Martinez, Ga.

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.

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.

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.

He'll outlive us all
We hope our readers have been following The Chronicle's Page 1 series on the life and times of Strom Thurmond, the nation's longest serving U.S. senator and South Carolina's most beloved.

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

How will Young gain black confidence?
Now that Bob Young has been re-elected Augusta's mayor, I would like to know what he is going to do to gain the confidence of the black community. It was evident by watching the election results that a majority of the black community did not vote for him during the runoff election. William Sanders, 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

Door only cracked
In the letter that appeared in The Chronicle on Nov. 14, "Eager to serve Columbia County," Rep.-elect Barry Fleming stated that his door would always be open. I'm glad he figured out how to open it. Billy Thigpen, Evans, Ga.

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.

Barnes to leave big mess behind
The election is over, and we were all shocked that the polls lied like they did. Gov. Roy Barnes is still in shock. He was completely confident. We were not, however, shocked that Mr. Barnes lost; he lost in the main because he deceived the people of Georgia. Milton Gresham, Evans, Ga.

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

Children should be the primary concern of our community
With all the election hype ending, it is my hope that we will now get to what should be a real concern in our community - our children. I am amazed at how we overlook the most important part of our community. Our children are, at best, used as political fodder. They are our children - not something to be toyed with. The Rev. Roscoe F. Perry, Appling, Ga.

Risks for Jones and Ruiz in title fight

Overtime

Panel to recommend changes to Title IX

Title IX commission to issue recommendations

Bettor sues in Breeders' Cup scam

Overtime

Williams first player to enter Charleston tournament

Lewis testifies against his former lawyer
NEW YORK -- Heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis took the witness stand Wednesday and accused his former lawyer of helping a promoter who was "ripping me off."

Bettor sues in Breeders' Cup scam
WASHINGTON -- In the latest fallout over the Breeders' Cup betting scandal, a professional handicapper filed suit Wednesday against the company that handles most of the nation's on- and off-track betting.

Panel to recommend changes to Title IX
PHILADELPHIA -- Universities could find it easier to comply with Title IX under proposals that a federal commission began considering Wednesday.

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.

United States to open 2003 schedule against Canada
CHICAGO -- The U.S. soccer team, coming off its best World Cup since 1930, will open its 2003 schedule against Canada on Jan. 18 at Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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.

Overtime
Franklin Langham and Scott Parel went different directions in the first round of the PGA Tour's Qualifying Tournament in La Quinta, Calif.

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.

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.

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

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.

Panthers' Weinke wants to discuss his future with coach
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Chris Weinke wants to talk with coach John Fox after the season about his future with the Carolina Panthers.

Vick gets rematch against stingy Bucs
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the only team that has made Michael Vick look ordinary.

Fantasy Football: It's time to work some magic
This is what fantasy owners have been waiting for all year.

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.

FDA finds highly variable levels of worrisome chemical in foods
ADELPHI, Md. -- Popular U.S. brands of potato chips and french fries contain highly variable levels of a possible cancer-causing substance - amounts that fluctuate from bag to bag and seem to depend partly on how long foods are cooked - according to federal research released Wednesday.

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.)

Task force softens stance on prostate cancer screenings
PHILADELPHIA -- A government advisory panel has dropped its objection to routine prostate cancer screenings for millions of middle-aged and elderly men, saying it is possible the tests save lives.

Mammograms may now be able to detect heart disease
CHICAGO -- Mammograms are designed to detect breast cancer, but new research suggests they may also reveal signs of an even greater threat to women: heart disease.

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.

Bulldogs regain fans' confidence

Richt's behavior rubs off on Dogs

Razorbacks use quartet of backs to build SEC's top rushing attack
LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas started this season with three one-time starters at tailback and a redshirt freshman trying to squeeze into the rotation.

Cool hand Greene: Georgia QB never gets flustered

Georgia defensive lineman managed to stay in the headlines

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.

Nutt says Razorbacks' confidence biggest asset against Georgia

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.

Punt returner is a natural
ATHENS, Ga. - Sean Jones' ninth-grade coach called him "The Natural" because of his ability to play football, basketball and baseball.

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

Punt returner is a natural

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.

Georgia defensive lineman managed to stay in the headlines
ATHENS, Ga. -- Defensive linemen aren't supposed to make headlines. Try telling that to David Pollack.

Dogs not worried about turf

Nutt says Razorbacks' confidence biggest asset against Georgia

South Aiken graduate settles in at Georgia

Georgia takes crack at first SEC title since 1982
LITTLE ROCK -- After 10 years of watching Tennessee and Florida in the Southeastern Conference championship game, Georgia will finally make the event a home game.

Hayes comes to the rescue for Georgia

Fever sweeps Bulldog Nation
ATHENS, Ga. - Bonnie Sillay freely admits she wasn't a Bulldog fan when she started her freshman year at the University of Georgia in the fall of 2000.

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.

Richt's behavior rubs off on Dogs
ATHENS, Ga. - Vince Dooley saw it with his own eyes, so don't tell him Mark Richt is incapable of showing emotion.

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.

Fever sweeps Bulldog Nation

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.

Razorbacks use quartet of backs to build SEC's top rushing attack

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.

Gamecocks rout Wofford
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Wofford coach Ed Wyant was so stunned to see South Carolina pressing and fouling his team in the final minute with more than a 50-point lead, he had to call a timeout.

Gamecocks rout Wofford

Gamecocks top Eagles

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.

Artist turns cows into poetry

Odds and Ends

Dancers say Lusty Lady is skimpy with wages

Know options before buying digital camera

FDA finds highly variable levels of worrisome chemical in foods

Mammograms may now be able to detect heart disease

Task force softens stance on prostate cancer screenings