Shake-ups in Capitol overshadow scandals
In a year with ever-worsen-ing economic news, high-pro-file trials and a horrific finding at a crematory near Noble, the biggest story of 2002 in Georgia was a political system turned upside down by a series of unbelievable upsets.

Democrats' fall shocked many
ATLANTA - It wasn't supposed to be a Republican year in Georgia. Democrats expected strong gains in the Legislature and Congress from the new election maps they admitted they drew for self interest. Experts favored Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes to win a second term.

Changes leave mark on South Carolina
COLUMBIA - It was a year of change in South Carolina, as a former congressman was elected on the promise of new and better leadership and the nation's oldest and longest-serving senator said goodbye to politics.

Fears ruled tense 2002
Month after month, for all too many Americans, 2002 was the year of living anxiously.

When tested, this applicant didn't miss the bus

Step right up, and pound a nail in your nose!
NEW YORK -- Adam Rinn was stumped by his homework. Sitting before class with his teacher, Rinn explained his frustration.

Odds and Ends
ELLSWORTH, Kan. -- Some of Santa's helpers wear prison stripes.

Stocks could revisit multi-year lows
NEW YORK -- A long-dormant fear surfaced on Wall Street this past week as rising oil prices reminded investors that inflation might pose another threat to the uncertain economic recovery.

On the move
Lori Mipro was recently appointed administrative director for Medicine Outpatient Services for MCG Health System, a position responsible for overseeing the business functions of the medicine outpatient clinics. She has 21 years of experience in health care management and is a member of the Medical Group Management Association. She earned a master's degree in business administration from the University of New Orleans and is also a Certified Medical Practice Executive in the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

Business calendar

Planners caution against overdiversifying portfolios
NEW YORK -- Amid a grueling three-year bear market, investors have been constantly reminded of the need to diversify their financial portfolios. But analysts worry that investors might respond by choosing too many mutual funds, a strategy that can be equally hazardous.

Keeping existing customers can boost revenue
"Cut your marketing budget in half and increase your revenue by 20 percent or more!" It sounds like another promise too good to be true.

Retailers wonder when consumers will start spending again
NEW YORK -- Given a holiday season that's shaping up to be the weakest in more than 30 years in terms of sales growth, the big question is: How long will consumers' penny pinching last?

Financial resolutions to help you prosper in the new year
NEW YORK -- Getting rid of those 10 ugly pounds. Spending more time with the family. Quitting smoking. Cleaning the attic, the basement, the garage. The possibilities for New Year's resolutions are almost infinite.

Keeping existing customers can boost revenue

Pocket change

2002 the year in business

Financial resolutions to help you prosper in the new year

Stocks could revisit multi-year lows

Planners caution against overdiversifying portfolios

Convenient parking is a valet away

Retailers wonder when consumers will start spending again

Convenient parking is a valet away
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Fine restaurants and hotels have it.

On the move

2002 the year in business
With the exception of a few developments, 2002 was a ho-hum year for business in metro Augusta.

Is filing for personal bankruptcy a bad idea?

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Glit/Microtron

Mutual funds prepare to end year down

Business calendar
Jan. 14: Start your own business; the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center Network, 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $35; 737-1790.

Is filing for personal bankruptcy a bad idea?
Q. How does one decide whether or not to file for personal bankruptcy?

Mutual funds prepare to end year down
NEW YORK -- While stock mutual funds are ending 2002 with their third straight yearly decline, most fund categories managed to show some signs of life during the fourth quarter.

Clemson downs Liberty
Clemson coach Larry Shyatt said it would have been easy for his team to come in sluggish after beating Cincinnati 58-51 this past Sunday and facing a lightly regarded Liberty.

Clemson downs Liberty

Florida State University notebook

Second-quarter breakdowns doom West Virginia
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The wheels came off for West Virginia in the second quarter of the Continental Tire Bowl.

Second-quarter breakdowns doom West Virginia

Florida State University notebook
NEW ORLEANS - A Bowden is back at Tulane - but this time it's Bobby, not Tommy.

Wisconsin tops Colorado in overtime

Leader remains fearless
NEW ORLEANS - The sparkling legacy he built from scratch seems to grow more tarnished by the day. His teams, which for so long seemed invincible, are flirting with mediocrity. And his players have a troubling habit of getting into trouble.

Wisconsin tops Colorado in overtime
SAN ANTONIO -- Mike Allen kicked a 37-yard field goal in overtime to send Wisconsin to a 31-28 win over No. 14 Colorado in the Alamo Bowl on Saturday night.

A rich man indeed

New military leaders

Form the task force

Strengthen S.C. governor

Your tax dollars at play

'Adult Swim' adds 4 more days
In 2003 Cartoon Network is growing up and moving out.

HGTV enjoys sweet smell of success with Rose Parade
LOS ANGELES -- Stop and smell the Rose Parade on New Year's Day - then stay tuned for HGTV's procession of new shows and specials.

Arts calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle

Oscars offer mix of conventional fare and edgier prospects
LOS ANGELES -- This year's crop of Academy Awards contenders may not be the healthiest, but it sure is an interesting one.

Home front
LOOK AHEAD Fans of David Kirk will be happy to hear that the characters from his Miss Spider children's books will be featured in a new line of products at Target. The Sunny Patch line includes garden products for kids, home decor and apparel.

Developers expect new high-rise area to revitalize Tokyo district
TOKYO - Hustling beneath garish neon lights, sidewalk touts coax pedestrians to sleazy hostess bars squeezed between massage parlors and striptease joints. Homeless people slump in the subway station.

It's helpful to set goals for self-growth
Dear Readers: Each January retailers take inventory of their merchandise, getting rid of unsold items and restocking depleted goods. Likewise, it is a good time for each of us to take a personal inventory. It is helpful to list accomplishments and character defects, thereby setting goals for character development and spiritual growth.

Brittany Snow shines as a 1960s teen on NBC's 'American Dreams'
NEW YORK -- Few things can give you a holiday lift like the sight of Brittany Snow's smile.

First-class cabin
When Catherine Walton and Linda Hurst purchased their lake-front cabin in Lincoln County, neither of them could have known that it would be a long-term project.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
Seldom is television more useful than on New Year's Eve. With so much on-air celebrating, TV spares you the bother of ringing in the new year yourself. You need only sit back, get nostalgic, and watch TV's "coverage" as 2003 arrives.

Determine your fitness goals before settling on a program
Work your body, not your wallet It's almost resolution time. It's time to re-join the gym and dust off that stationary bike buried under all your laundry. And this time, you're going to stick to it, right?

Bilbo desires expanded role
ATLANTA - This is not what Damarius Bilbo had in mind.

Women took over spotlight
Tiger Woods became the first player in 30 years to win the first two legs of the Grand Slam, and even he concedes that 2002 in golf was the year of the woman.

Women took over spotlight

Prep basketball scores

Prep basketball scores

When tested, this applicant didn't miss the bus
I am told this hypothetical question was once on a job application. See what you would do, then ask your friends.

Agrees with suggestions to renovate existing properties

Developing canal for tourists not new

Lott was only venerating Thurmond

It's helpful to set goals for self-growth

HGTV enjoys sweet smell of success with Rose Parade

'Adult Swim' adds 4 more days

Brittany Snow shines as a 1960s teen on NBC's 'American Dreams'

Arts calendar

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

Developers expect new high-rise area to revitalize Tokyo district

Determine your fitness goals before settling on a program

First-class cabin

Oscars offer mix of conventional fare and edgier prospects

Pride whips Lynx
FLORENCE, S.C. - One day after showing signs of life, the Augusta Lynx returned to their same old losing ways.

ECHL notebook
The A-list of candidates to become the next coach of the Atlanta Thrashers includes several big names with extensive NHL experience on their resumes.

Slapshots
Trenton Titans center Adam Edinger scored seven goals in seven games through Thursday, giving the third-year pro a team-high 18.

ECHL notebook

Pride whips Lynx

Slapshots

Across the southeast
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -Within the next few years, you might be able to avoid big airport hassles by taking tiny jets from one small airfield to another.

Across the southeast

Democrats' fall shocked many

Tough issues defined Barnes' tenure

Holiday closings

Man stops traffic to keep children safe

Man stops traffic to keep children safe
AIKEN - A South Aiken High School student is crossing Pine Log Road, and, with the blow of a whistle and a raised hand, Gene Redd is ensuring her safety.

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Rants and raves
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Man looks for rare apples in Southeast
AIKEN - North Carolina resident Tom Brown has been traveling the Southeast for the past three years of his retirement in search of rare apple varieties previously thought extinct.

Man looks for rare apples in Southeast

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News you can use
DEC. 30, 1966 Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders of Augusta said he expected the latest federal court decision upholding school desegregation guidelines.

Across the southeast

Across the area
An Augusta woman told police that her 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse was stolen early Sunday while she was inside her home waiting for the engine to warm up.

Holiday closings
The following holiday schedules have been announced for New Year's:

Store owners call for tax change

Store owners call for tax change
ATHENS, Ga. - The largest segment of the state's economy - the service industry - is the least taxed, and retailers such as Melanie Carter feel gypped.

News you can use

Across South Carolina
CLEMSON -Fire investigators say they think a blaze that killed a 90-year-old man started in his home's natural gas heating unit.

Keeping the spirit
AIKEN - There wasn't an open seat to be found in the large meeting room of the Aiken County Library on Saturday afternoon.

Subscriber of the day
Christy Knox of Evans is today's subscriber of the day.

Across South Carolina

Across Georgia
JEKYLL ISLAND -Hoping to boost winter tourism, authorities in Jekyll Island are scattering glass balls along the beach.

Across the area

Across South Carolina
The Town and Country Club will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Etherredge Center at the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway.

All in all, politics takes '02

Rants and raves
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Gary Hand of Augusta is today's subscriber of the day.

Teen's family wants title restored
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The audience held its breath as the principal made the announcement. Who would receive one of the most coveted titles in the Beach High School community?

Downtown Aiken property guidelines debated
Downtown Aiken business owners considering the idea of property guidelines are hesitant to accept anything too restrictive, they said last week.

Across the area
Two people injured in a head-on collision Friday on Washington Road in Evans remain in Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Unused cell phones help in abuse fight
Augusta-area residents who want to put their old wireless phones to work to help fight domestic violence still have time to donate them.

3 Augusta overpasses rate 'poor'

Keeping the spirit

3 Augusta overpasses rate 'poor'
The Fifth Street bridge over the Savannah River is in bad shape, a Georgia Department of Transportation study recently concluded, noting its cracked concrete, corrosion, a damaged guardrail and other deficiencies.

Year in review

Low-flying balloon causes commotion
A hot-air balloon had a near miss with the Savannah River and a line of trees minutes after taking off near the Fifth Street bridge Sunday.

News you can use

Across Georgia
ATHENS -Athens-Clarke County has denied alcohol licenses to two strip clubs for the new year, as it did last year.

Changes leave mark on South Carolina

All in all, politics takes '02
The year began with a cold snap that left the Garden City coated with snow. It ended with heated local elections that changed Augusta's political landscape.

Tough issues defined Barnes' tenure
ATLANTA - Supporters, critics and neutral observers alike see Roy Barnes as a governor

Across the southeast
PHENIX CITY, Ala. -A Roman Catholic priest said he found a figure of the infant Jesus taken from a Nativity scene lying on the back porch of St. Patrick's Church.

Across the area

Year in review
A month-by-month recap of the top stories of 2002.

News you can use
DEC. 29, 1959 President Eisenhower, accompanied by his wife, flew into Bush Field on Sunday for a post-Christmas round of golf, relaxation and work at the Augusta National.

Brian Van-who makes name for himself with Bulldogs
NEW ORLEANS - Brian VanGorder swears he never heard the grumbling and grousing from the Georgia faithful in January 2001. But he was quite certain it existed.

Bowl will cap Edwards' record-setting career
NEW ORLEANS - The first time he ever played wide receiver in his life, Terrence Edwards established career highs with 10 receptions for 196 yards against Utah State. The first pass he ever caught was a 47-yard touchdown.

Wizards deflect Hawks
WASHINGTON -- No complaints from Jerry Stackhouse this time. He got the ball in the fourth quarter, and the Washington Wizards won.

Wizards deflect Hawks

Kicker feels Eagles' pain

Falcons make playoffs, but just barely

Mr. Allen Barrow    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Ronald Doyle Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Regina Fritts    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mr. James Thomas Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Augustus Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Featured obituary: Mr. Elliot Elam
Every Saturday, Elliot Elam spent most of his day planting flowers and doing the yardwork on his plot of land.

Mrs. Hattie Bullock    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Clyde Bohler    (ATHENS, Ga.)
Mr. Denny Bradford    (WINDSOR, S.C.)
Mrs. Dorothy Brookins    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Vaughn Whisnant    (BLYTHE, Ga.)
Mrs. Nora Busbee    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Ms. Mattie Adams    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)
Mrs. Anges Cramer    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Pamela Rickerson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Mae Davis    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Dr. Michael Whittle    (MOULTRIE, Ga.)
Mr. Ronald Doyle Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Donald Fouse    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. David Garrison    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Kenneth Flanders    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Hiram Swint    (GIBSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Polly Holley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Barbara Johnson    (ADRIAN, Ga.)
Mr. Jim Lawrence Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Elma Johnson    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mr. Augustus Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Isaiah Johnson    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Steve Allen    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Elester Jones    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Mildred Rogers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Jackie Konarik    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Miss Frankie Pixley    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Major Edward Lokey    (HARLEM, GA.)
Mrs. Joeann Burnett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Kenya McCord    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Mozelle Gunter    (AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Lona Odom    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Freeman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Jim Lawrence Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Clarence Pixley    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Oliver    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ethel Foster    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Helen Ouzts    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Elliott Elam    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Mamie Redd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Connors    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Pamela Rickerson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Elester Jones    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. David Garrison    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Jackie Konarik    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
Mrs. Mildred Rogers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Larisey    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mr. Allen Barrow    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Major Edward Lokey    (HARLEM, GA.)
Frederick Ferguson M.D.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Clyde Bohler    (ATHENS, Ga.)
Mr. Ted Sargent    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Calvin Neal    (DEARING, Ga.)
Mr. Hiram Swint    (GIBSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Lucille Walthall    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Junior Gilbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Kenya McCord (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Anges Cramer (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Elliott Elam (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Ouzts (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lona Odom (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Isaiah Johnson (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. David Garrison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Larisey (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Augustus Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Fouse (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jackie Konarik (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Mozelle Gunter (AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Jim Lawrence Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jackie Konarik (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Denny Bradford (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mrs. Hattie Bullock (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Connors (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Frankie Pixley (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Hiram Swint (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Barrow (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Foster (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Vaughn Whisnant (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille Walthall (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Regina Fritts (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Redd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Brookins (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Clyde Bohler (ATHENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Rogers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Garrison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Doyle Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Barrow (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Johnson (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Rogers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mattie Adams (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Elester Jones (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mae Davis (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. James Thomas Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Oliver (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Dr. Michael Whittle (MOULTRIE, Ga.)

Mrs. Elma Johnson (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Flanders (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Augustus Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Polly Holley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hiram Swint (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jim Lawrence Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pamela Rickerson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Steve Allen (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Clarence Pixley (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Major Edward Lokey (HARLEM, GA.)

Fears ruled tense 2002
Month after month, for all too many Americans, 2002 was the year of living anxiously.\r\n

Your tax dollars at play
The next time some politician says federal government's responsibilities are so great that it's foolhardy to cut taxes, then ask him or her this: If money is so tight for essential services, then why is Washington paying women $75 to watch pornographic videos?

Lott was only venerating Thurmond
With all this hullabaloo over Sen. Trent Lott's innocent remark, one would think he was a wicked man who needs to be indicted on criminal charges. Anna J. Fellows, Augusta

Form the task force
The Columbia County Board of Education has every right to be against change to its structure, but with the legislative delegation getting heat from constituents who seek such change, trustees ought to at least acquiesce to lawmakers' request to form a task force to study the issue.

Developing canal for tourists not new
I read with interest the Dec. 15 Business section article "Planners want to turn Augusta Canal into tourist destination." Jim Stringer, Augusta

New military leaders
"Some of you are getting ready to graduate and begin your military careers, and I have no doubt that each of you will excel. But make no mistake. We are at war and that war is just getting started. We will be looking to you for leadership."

A rich man indeed
A familiar, and accurate, lament is that youth is wasted on the young. Likewise, riches are quite often squandered on the rich.

Agrees with suggestions to renovate existing properties
I would agree with two letters to the editor that appeared in The Augusta Chronicle on Dec. 8 ("Renovate existing civic center," by Charlie Hannah, and "Regency good location for arena," by Cynthia Hightower.) Michael Teffeteller, Evans, Ga.

Strengthen S.C. governor
For a dozen years, there's been talk in South Carolina of making statewide offices appointive instead of elective. In the new year there might actually be some action on the issue, for two reasons.

Year of the Dogs

What a Guy!

Henman, Rusedski out of Australian Open

Overtime

Area sports announcements

Overtime

State rivalry moves to Omaha

2003 sports calendar

Overtime
Grambling State coach Doug Williams has interviewed for the job at Kentucky.

Overtime
The Augusta State men's basketball team can extend a winning streak and avenge a loss when they play host to Winston-Salem State tonight at Christenberry Fieldhouse. Tip-off is 7:30.

Year of the Dogs
ATLANTA - Despite the best efforts of Michael Vick and Martha Burk, 2002 will be remembered as the Year of the Dog in this state.

State rivalry moves to Omaha
Clemson and South Carolina couldn't show off any College World Series trophies this year, but their fans turned the NCAA tournament into a state rivalry, with the Gamecocks winning the bragging rights this time.

What a Guy!
Former Oakland Raiders punter Ray Guy speaks during the Ray Guy Kicking and Punting Academy clinic at ARC Staduim.

2003 sports calendar
JANUARY 1 - College football, Sugar Bowl, Georgia vs. Florida State, New Orleans.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta GA, 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls will be accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Henman, Rusedski out of Australian Open
LONDON -- Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski, Britain's top two players, have withdrawn from next month's Australian Open because of injuries.

DNR schedules public meetings
Got a comment, complaint or suggestion about Georgia's hunting rules and regulations? Now's your chance to be heard.

DNR schedules public meetings

Prep basketball scores
Scores from area games

Prep basketball scores
Scores from area games

Kicker feels Eagles' pain
CLEVELAND - Giants Stadium is more than 460 miles east of Cleveland, but Jay Feely could feel David Akers' pain Saturday afternoon.

Falcons make playoffs, but just barely
CLEVELAND - Michael Vick, perhaps the NFL's brightest young offensive star, went on the defensive after the Atlanta Falcons faltered in the fourth quarter Sunday afternoon.

Bowl will cap Edwards' record-setting career

Brian Van-who makes name for himself with Bulldogs

Web wardroom keeps Navy officers, families connected
NORFOLK, Va. -- When Lt. Cmdr. Michael Crockett was promoted to executive officer of the guided missile destroyer USS Porter, he naturally sought advice from fellow officers on other ships.

Remote-controlled robot for hire
A humanoid robot controls the arm of an earth mover during a demonstration at Tsukuba, north of Tokyo.

Interest in biodiesel grows despite costs
UKIAH, Calif. -- Surrounded by a pack of tail-wagging dogs, Dave Hawley stuck his bearded face up to the exhaust pipe of his delivery truck, closed his eyes and inhaled.

UGA notebook
NEW ORLEANS - Quarterback D.J. Shockley has talked to his father about remaining at Georgia next year and is committed to the Bulldogs, he said Sunday.

UGA notebook

Senior linebacker leads on and off field
NEW ORLEANS - There are only three days left in Georgia's 2002-03 football season, so Tony Gilbert is growing his hair back out.

Trio leads Georgia to win
ATHENS, Ga. --- Rashad Wright was one of three Georgia players to score 16 points, but he also contributed 10 assists as the Bulldogs defeated Wisconsin-Milwaukee 89-69 Saturday.

Senior linebacker leads on and off field

Trio leads Georgia to win

Odds and Ends

Remote-controlled robot for hire

Interest in biodiesel grows despite costs