Clemens agrees to one-year contract with the Yankees
NEW YORK -- Roger Clemens returned to the New York Yankees on Monday, agreeing to a $10.1 million, one-year contract.

Adding up the good, the bad and the in-between for 2002

Market forfeits Santa Claus rally

Border lottery store is for sale

Welfare numbers rising in most of country

Market forfeits Santa Claus rally
NEW YORK -- Wall Street extended its holiday lull Monday, closing mixed as investors refrained from making big bets.

Welfare numbers rising in most of country
WASHINGTON - The number of people on welfare rose in three-quarters of the states last summer and the national total crept up as well, as low-wage jobs became more scarce, a private survey of the states finds.

Resolving to save in 2003
The dinner table was not the only site of gluttonous behavior this holiday season.

Business briefs
Look for The Augusta Chronicle's special 4 1/2 -page section on the year's stock and mutual fund performances in Thursday's print edition.

Business briefs

Business briefs
Stock market wrapup Stock markets will be closed today in observance of New Year's Day, but look for The Augusta Chronicle's year-end wrapup of stock and mutual fund performances in Thursday's print editions. The special five-page section will feature data on more than 10,000 mutual funds and stocks from the three major markets.

Resolving to save in 2003

Border lottery store is for sale
A downtown property that has been an on-again, off-again source of controversy for several years is up for sale.

BellSouth extends its region
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - BellSouth Corp. launched long-distance service in Tennessee and Florida on Monday, becoming the first regional phone company to offer long-distance across its entire region.

Stocks finish 2002 with three-year loss

Stocks finish 2002 with three-year loss
NEW YORK -- Wall Street ended its third straight losing year Tuesday, with fears of terrorism and war and a wave of accounting scandals weighing heavily on stocks.

Business briefs

Tigers stay undefeated
ANDERSON, S.C. - All of Clemson's starters scored in double figures as the Tigers beat Coastal Carolina 90-63 on Tuesday.

Tigers stay undefeated
ANDERSON, S.C. - All of Clemson's starters scored in double figures as the Tigers beat Coastal Carolina 90-63 on Tuesday.

Tigers stay undefeated

Maryland trounces Tennessee in Peach Bowl
ATLANTA -- Maryland only dominated where it mattered most - the scoreboard.

Chow helped turned Trojans into offensive power

Auburn's focus: Stopping L.J.

Texas Christian wins Liberty Bowl
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Texas Christian figured out how to stop Colorado State standout Cecil Sapp after just two runs in the Liberty Bowl.

Maryland trounces Tennessee in Peach Bowl

Boise St. tops Iowa St. in Humanitarian Bowl
BOISE, Idaho -- A cold, wet and dreary morning turned into a delightful afternoon for Boise State.

Auburn's focus: Stopping L.J.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- For Auburn cornerback Junior Rosegreen, the magic number is 100. Letting Penn State All-American Larry Johnson rush for more yards than that typically means trouble.

Rivers trying to earn third bowl MVP for Wolfpack
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The first job of North Carolina State's offensive line is to beat the defender one-on-one. Then the top priority kicks in - protecting the team's franchise player.

One game could make the difference at Michigan, Florida
TAMPA, Fla. -- Ten wins. Four losses. The first is a universally recognized symbol of success in college football. The second, especially at a place like Michigan, is the epitome of mediocrity.

Tressel's calming influence has Buckeyes in title game
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Jim Tressel stands stoically on the sideline during games, nothing like the stomping, shouting Woody Hayes.

Purdue beats Washington in Sun Bowl
EL PASO, Texas -- Purdue didn't have much success in its bowl games the last few years.

Simms hoping for big game in Cotton Bowl finale
DALLAS -- The way Chris Simms' college career has gone, the Cotton Bowl will only be considered a big game if Texas loses.

Chow helped turned Trojans into offensive power
MIAMI -- If Southern California scores a lot in the Orange Bowl, all those points could translate into brighter career prospects for its offensive coordinator.

Auburn's focus: Stopping L.J.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- For Auburn cornerback Junior Rosegreen, the magic number is 100. Letting Penn State All-American Larry Johnson rush for more yards than that typically means trouble.

Sun Bowl teams look for redemption
EL PASO, Texas -- Despite seesaw seasons, both Washington and Purdue had strong finishes and would like to use the Sun Bowl to carry that momentum into next season.

Second Rose Bowl trip will be last for Price at WSU
PASADENA, Calif. -- Mike Price's second trip to the Rose Bowl will be his last as Washington State's coach, something he's trying not to think about.

Rivers trying to earn third bowl MVP for Wolfpack
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The first job of North Carolina State's offensive line is to beat the defender one-on-one. Then the top priority kicks in - protecting the team's franchise player.

Tressel's calming influence has Buckeyes in title game

Tressel's calming influence has Buckeyes in title game

Wake Forest beats Oregon in Seattle Bowl

Miami becomes site of Rose Bowl East
MIAMI -- At first glance, the setting is typical for a bowl game between Pac-10 and Big Ten co-champions, with palm trees swaying in the balmy breeze at the beachfront hotels where the teams stay.

Texas Christian wins Liberty Bowl

One game could make the difference at Michigan, Florida

Maryland trounces Tennessee in Peach Bowl

Penn State again ringing in new year on field

Chow helped turned Trojans into offensive power

Miami becomes site of Rose Bowl East

Miami becomes site of Rose Bowl East

One game could make the difference at Michigan, Florida
TAMPA, Fla. -- Ten wins. Four losses. The first is a universally recognized symbol of success in college football. The second, especially at a place like Michigan, is the epitome of mediocrity.

One game could make the difference at Michigan, Florida

Miami becomes site of Rose Bowl East
MIAMI -- At first glance, the setting is typical for a bowl game between Pac-10 and Big Ten co-champions, with palm trees swaying in the balmy breeze at the beachfront hotels where the teams stay.

Boise St. tops Iowa St. in Humanitarian Bowl

Second Rose Bowl trip will be last for Price at WSU
PASADENA, Calif. -- Mike Price's second trip to the Rose Bowl will be his last as Washington State's coach, something he's trying not to think about.

Purdue beats Washington in Sun Bowl

Boise St. tops Iowa St. in Humanitarian Bowl

Second Rose Bowl trip will be last for Price at WSU

Purdue beats Washington in Sun Bowl
EL PASO, Texas -- Purdue didn't have much success in its bowl games the last few years.

Minnesota wears down Arkansas defense

Texas Christian wins Liberty Bowl

A look at dearly departed college bowl games

Simms hoping for big game in Cotton Bowl finale

Sun Bowl teams look for redemption

Second Rose Bowl trip will be last for Price at WSU

Rivers trying to earn third bowl MVP for Wolfpack

Maryland trounces Tennessee in Peach Bowl
ATLANTA -- Maryland only dominated where it mattered most - the scoreboard.

A look at dearly departed college bowl games
As college football's glut of 28 bowl games meanders toward a conclusion, it might be appropriate to pause for a moment and remember some not-so dearly departed postseason classics.

Simms hoping for big game in Cotton Bowl finale

Wake Forest beats Oregon in Seattle Bowl
SEATTLE -- Despite having one of the nation's best rushing offenses, Wake Forest took to the air in the Seattle Bowl.

Rivers trying to earn third bowl MVP for Wolfpack

Penn State again ringing in new year on field
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Shawn Mayer and his Penn State teammates spent two years watching bowl games from their couches and listening to the critics take aim at the normally untouchable Joe Paterno.

Auburn's focus: Stopping L.J.

Tressel's calming influence has Buckeyes in title game
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Jim Tressel stands stoically on the sideline during games, nothing like the stomping, shouting Woody Hayes.

Chow helped turned Trojans into offensive power
MIAMI -- If Southern California scores a lot in the Orange Bowl, all those points could translate into brighter career prospects for its offensive coordinator.

Boise St. tops Iowa St. in Humanitarian Bowl
BOISE, Idaho -- A cold, wet and dreary morning turned into a delightful afternoon for Boise State.

Purdue beats Washington in Sun Bowl

Texas Christian wins Liberty Bowl
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Texas Christian figured out how to stop Colorado State standout Cecil Sapp after just two runs in the Liberty Bowl.

Minnesota wears down Arkansas defense
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- If Minnesota coach Glen Mason had his way, Dan Nystrom would not have been the Most Valuable Player of the Music City Bowl.

Simms hoping for big game in Cotton Bowl finale
DALLAS -- The way Chris Simms' college career has gone, the Cotton Bowl will only be considered a big game if Texas loses.

Connecticut tops Florida St. in women's basketball

Dyson helps Lady Lions in victory

'One more' means wins for Jaguars

For a Happy 2003

2002: A wild ride

Small portions
Here's a way to have a martini with a twist and not even slice the lemon. Libbey, a leading provider of table-top products, has introduced the Bravura martini glass, a 6 3/4-ounce glass with a curved stem.

Though interpretations vary, the song remains the same
Every New Year's Eve, as the champagne corks pop, party-goers attempt to sing along with the New Year's Eve song, Auld Lang Syne. Only a handful actually know the words, but that never seems to matter much.

CBS grabs ratings victory
NEW YORK -- In a week when people worried more about holiday celebrating than television viewing, CBS rode its "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" franchise to a ratings victory.

'Two Towers' outdoes two DiCaprios
LOS ANGELES -- "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" topped a double dose of DiCaprio to total more than $200 million in its first two weeks in theaters.

In the know
If you're not into Dick Clark, Cartoon Network has a New Year's show that's with not exactly live but, rather, cartoon coverage. Cartoon Network has recruited Carl and Brak to officiate from Times Square as episodes from the channel's Adult Swim unreel from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. tonight (Tuesday)

Souped-up stew recipe is satisfying
Winter is the time for hearty fare, so this week I'm cooking up a big pot of bean, bacon and chicken stew.

Fortune-teller gives predictions for the new year
Ever thought of where you'd be in a year? What about what would happen in Augusta next year?

In the know
During a recent blind tasting with a number of champagnes and sparkling wines, the Chandon Blanc De Noirs from California came out a winner. The $17 bottle was packed full of clean apple and apricot flavors, which flowed nicely with a fresh and clean vanilla finish.

New Year's Eve TV highlights
It's a growing trend to stay home on New Year's Eve and cozy up with the television.

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 Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle.

NY group says it's no longer trying to host part of Oscar telecast
LOS ANGELES -- A group of New York City show-business heavyweights and politicians said Monday it no longer plans to ask that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences move part of the 2003 Oscar telecast to the East Coast.

The year in music
R. Kelly and Christina Aguilera without clothes, Michael Jackson's dwindling nose and Axl Rose's no-shows. Surely we didn't wait a lifetime for the moments we endured in 2002.

Georgia Tech, Fresno State mirror images
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Organizers have dubbed the Silicon Valley Football Classic the "Bowl by the Bay."

Fresno State edge out Georgia Tech
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The play was as simple as those called in the backyard or the street games children play.

Fresno State edge out Georgia Tech
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The play was as simple as those called in the backyard or the street games children play.

Georgia Tech tries to improve bowl record
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Georgia Tech takes great pride in having the nation's best bowl record, and the Yellow Jackets have a favorable chance of improving on their impressive mark.

Fresno State edge out Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech tries to improve bowl record

Fresno State edge out Georgia Tech

Howell comes home for holiday honors
David Leadbetter made a playful reference to the absence of female members at Augusta National Golf Club during a visit to Augusta last week.

Howell comes home for holiday honors
David Leadbetter made a playful reference to the absence of female members at Augusta National Golf Club during a visit to Augusta last week.

Howell comes home for holiday honors

Howell comes home for holiday honors

Prep basketball scores

Wild win in game of firsts
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Jeremy Stevenson, Matt Johnson and Nick Schultz all scored their first goals of the season for the Minnesota Wild in a 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on Tuesday night.

Wild win in game of firsts
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Jeremy Stevenson, Matt Johnson and Nick Schultz all scored their first goals of the season for the Minnesota Wild in a 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on Tuesday night.

Wild win in game of firsts

Wild win in game of firsts

Adding up the good, the bad and the in-between for 2002
The ledger on 2002 comes to its final page today. The year that started with its usual promise, hopes, dreams and expectations ends with its usual realities.

Man setenced in road-rage death
A Martinez man was sentenced to life in prison plus 17 years for his role in the 2001 road-rage death of a Thomson resident.

Young does promote racial healing

Encourages support for new leaders

Raps lack of graduation coverage

Parent frustrated with school superintendent's failure to respond

Finds changes in First Fridays sad

Aviation panel should re-evaluate raises or be replaced

'Two Towers' outdoes two DiCaprios

New Year's Eve TV highlights

Small portions

CBS grabs ratings victory

In the know

In the know

The year in music

Souped-up stew recipe is satisfying

Senior calendar

Fortune-teller gives predictions for the new year

Though interpretations vary, the song remains the same

Overabundance of forwards reason for trading Oliveira
With an abundance of forwards and a need to clear roster space because of the imminent return of all-star forward Patrick Yetman< from Hartford of the American Hockey League, the Augusta Lynx traded center Mike Oliveira to the Baton Rouge Kingfish for an undisclosed amount of cash Monday.

Lapointe looks to light a fire under Lynx

Overabundance of forwards reason for trading Oliveira

Lapointe looks to light a fire under Lynx
As the oldest player on the Lynx roster at 29, Lapointe brings an element of the game that has been missing for the last-place club.

Five questions: Jay Leach
Jay Leach Defenseman Contract status: Under NHL contract with Phoenix Coyotes

Five questions: Jay Leach

Christmas attack kills man

Safety concerns hinder protesters
Protesters looking for a spot to picket outside Augusta National Golf Club this year will be hard-pressed to find a place anywhere near the course's front gates.

Subscriber of the day

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

Director of school band faces retirement
When the final school bell rings this spring, Richard Brasco will lay down his baton, leaving behind a band program at Evans High School that has become legendary.

Across the area
A Columbia County man was sentenced to five years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to molesting an 11-year-old girl when he was 16 years old.

Pentagon orders 3rd Infantry Division to Persian Gulf
WASHINGTON -- An infantry division from Georgia has been ordered to the Persian Gulf region as a part of the military's preparations for war with Iraq, military officials said Tuesday.

Rants and raves
THIS IS A rant against Planned Parenthood, which is a nice name for abortion clinics, and their Christmas card that they are sending out this year. After reading your editorial, I just want to let them know that one day they will get their just due. They will reap what they have sown.. They can count on it.

Birds lead woman to virus
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Cristina Pasa has a 16-month-old son, a master's degree in public health and a job tracking the spread of the deadly West Nile virus.

Two shooters receive maximum sentences

Augustans seek changes by 2020
By the year 2020, Augusta-area residents want a vibrant downtown, more cultural performances, better schools and a change in government.

Tree seedlings applications being accepted

Ex-official faces embezzlement charge
One of the six men who federal prosecutors say conspired with former Augusta City Councilman Travers W. Paine III to defraud Medicare will be sent to a federal prison next week, an assistant U.S. attorney for South Carolina said Tuesday.

Man gets life in roadside death

Across South Carolina
BROOKLET - A 10-year-old killed his father in a hunting accident when he mistook him for a deer, police said.

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina
MONCKS CORNER - An off-duty North Charleston police officer has died in a wreck in Berkeley County, officials say.

North Augusta officers ride with portable defibrillators

Augustans seek changes by 2020
By the year 2020, Augusta-area residents want a vibrant downtown, more cultural performances, better schools and a change in government.

Across the area

Rants and raves
THIS IS A rant against Planned Parenthood, which is a nice name for abortion clinics, and their Christmas card that they are sending out this year. After reading your editorial, I just want to let them know that one day they will get their just due. They will reap what they have sown.. They can count on it.

Deputy of the Year enforces law with ingenuity

Deputy of the Year enforces law with ingenuity
Deputy Robert Silas likes to find creative ways to make a difference as he patrols the roads in Richmond County.

Across the area

Christmas attack kills man
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Despite a broken skull and other injuries, police say, Clarence Pixley managed to drag himself to his back yard early Christmas morning.

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -Lots of people hop onto the scales this time of year to prepare for a New Year's diet.

Learning to ride

Learning to ride
Summer Shuford, 7, of Aiken, gets a little push from her father, Steve Shuford, as she rides her bike at H. Odell Weeks Activity Center.

Man setenced in road-rage death

Up and over

Sanford names DSS director

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

Across Georgia

Area hub set to swab suitcases
Air travelers now have to be even more patient. Starting today, every checked bag at every U.S. airport must be screened for explosives, as mandated by Congress with the passage of the Aviation Security and Transportation Act. The government had previously been screening only 5 percent of checked luggage, according to Transportation Security Administration Chief James Loy.

News you can use

Two shooters receive maximum sentences
Delshon Flournoy, partially paralyzed and unable to speak, limped into a Richmond County courtroom Monday, surrounded by family members.

Area hub set to swab suitcases

Man charged with shaking baby
A 20-year-old Augusta father was charged Tuesday with violently shaking his infant daughter, leaving her with serious injuries, police said.

Area hub set to swab suitcases
Air travelers now have to be even more patient. Starting today, every checked bag at every U.S. airport must be screened for explosives, as mandated by Congress with the passage of the Aviation Security and Transportation Act. The government had previously been screening only 5 percent of checked luggage, according to Transportation Security Administration Chief James Loy.

Ex-official faces embezzlement charge
One of the six men who federal prosecutors say conspired with former Augusta City Councilman Travers W. Paine III to defraud Medicare will be sent to a federal prison next week, an assistant U.S. attorney for South Carolina said Tuesday.

Holiday closings

Safety concerns hinder protesters
Protesters looking for a spot to picket outside Augusta National Golf Club this year will be hard-pressed to find a place anywhere near the course's front gates.

Pentagon orders 3rd Infantry Division to Persian Gulf

Across Georgia
GREENVILLE -Lots of people hop onto the scales this time of year to prepare for a New Year's diet.

An invitation to ride
Sean Kelly, of Aiken, is all smiles as his girlfriend accepts his offer to go for a motorcycle ride.

Birds lead woman to virus
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Cristina Pasa has a 16-month-old son, a master's degree in public health and a job tracking the spread of the deadly West Nile virus.

Man gets life in roadside death
A Martinez man was sentenced to life in prison plus 17 years for his role in the 2001 road-rage death of a Thomson resident.

Man charged with shaking baby
A 20-year-old Augusta father was charged Tuesday with violently shaking his infant daughter, leaving her with serious injuries, police said.

News you can use
BACK IN TIME DEC. 31, 1961 AIKEN - A solution of diesel oil and chemical weed killer has proved almost 100 percent successful in controlling kudzu, two Aiken County agriculturists report.

Tree seedlings applications being accepted
The Georgia Forestry Commission is accepting seedling applications at the Columbia County office at 5887 Wrightsboro Road, Harlem.

Sanford names DSS director
COLUMBIA - Republican Gov.-elect Mark Sanford on Monday named a prosecutor to lead the state Department of Social Services, his third Cabinet appointment.

North Augusta officers ride with portable defibrillators
It's like having a small ambulance in a bag. The medical kits that public safety officers in North Augusta load into their trunks before each shift can be lifesavers. The 40-pound bags carry everything from oxygen tanks and stethoscopes to bee sting pads and neck braces.

Across the area
A receptionist at an Augusta doctor's office was charged Tuesday with stealing more than $4,000 from the family practice, authorities said.

Across Georgia
BROOKLET - A 10-year-old killed his father in a hunting accident when he mistook him for a deer, police said.

Subscriber of the day
Judge Isaac "Buddy" Jolles is today's subscriber of the day.

Balloonists say river dip is routine
It turns out that a report of a balloon's nearly crashing into the Savannah River on Sunday was nothing but a bunch of hot air.

Pentagon orders 3rd Infantry Division to Persian Gulf
WASHINGTON -- An infantry division from Georgia has been ordered to the Persian Gulf region as a part of the military's preparations for war with Iraq, military officials said Tuesday.

Rants and raves
THIS IS TO the person complaining about the 6-year-old girl who goes hunting with their father. What are you going to do when the Taliban comes over here and starts attacking us? I am sure the little girl will be prepared.

Augustans seek changes by 2020

Up and over
Kwame Simmons prepares to take a no-look shot over his back at the Oak Point apartments basketball court.

Safety concerns hinder protesters

News you can use
BACK IN TIME JAN. 1, 1903 A happy New Year to Police Commissioner T.W. Alexander. A good selection!

Budget crunch limits new troopers
AIKEN - The South Carolina Public Safety Department wanted to put more than 85 new troopers on the roads in the new year, but budget cuts will keep that from happening.

Learning to ride

Resident wakes to his home on fire
Robert Kelly woke up to a room filled with fire. "The heat woke me up," he said, amid a scene of flashing fire truck lights just minutes after a fire destroyed his Augusta home New Year's Eve night. "I looked up and fire was everywhere."

Holiday closings

Budget crunch limits new troopers
AIKEN - The South Carolina Public Safety Department wanted to put more than 85 new troopers on the roads in the new year, but budget cuts will keep that from happening.

Augustans seek changes by 2020

Ex-official faces embezzlement charge

Director of school band faces retirement

Across the area

Across the area
A receptionist at an Augusta doctor's office was charged Tuesday with stealing more than $4,000 from the family practice, authorities said.

Pentagon orders 3rd Infantry Division to Persian Gulf

Learning to ride
Summer Shuford, 7, of Aiken, gets a little push from her father, Steve Shuford, as she rides her bike at H. Odell Weeks Activity Center.

Across South Carolina

Subscriber of the day
Judge Isaac "Buddy" Jolies is today's subscriber of the day.

Area hub set to swab suitcases

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - Georgia drivers won't need to carry auto insurance cards when the state starts using its new electronic database in February.

Deputy of the Year enforces law with ingenuity

Across the Southeast
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -An eyewitness to the fatal shooting of a handcuffed black man by a Louisville Police detective said the victim never lunged at police with a box cutter.

Subscriber of the day

Across the Southeast

News you can use

Deputy of the Year enforces law with ingenuity
Deputy Robert Silas likes to find creative ways to make a difference as he patrols the roads in Richmond County.

Resident wakes to his home on fire
Robert Kelly woke up to a room filled with fire. "The heat woke me up," he said, amid a scene of flashing fire truck lights just minutes after a fire destroyed his Augusta home New Year's Eve night. "I looked up and fire was everywhere."

Greetings from Bourbon Street
NEW ORLEANS - Standing together under the balcony of the Bourbon Street Blues Company and craning their necks to see the sights, football players from Georgia and Florida State mingled in peaceful harmony Sunday night.

Friends continue to haunt Bowden
NEW ORLEANS - At matching wits in a press conference, Bobby Bowden is unbeatable.

Top stories for 2003 already in the works

NASCAR notebook
Marco Andretti, 15, son of CART's winningest driver, Michael Andretti, and grandson to racing legend Mario Andretti, is racing go-karts with hopes of following a family tradition.

Top stories for 2003 already in the works
ATLANTA - Official testing for the 2003 racing season starts Tuesday at the Daytona International Speedway. In a 10-day stretch, every team that's expected to compete on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series is expected to shake down new cars in preparation for the season-opening Daytona 500.

NASCAR notebook

Heat outscores Hawks

Heat outscores Hawks
MIAMI -- Eddie Jones scored 23 points and Travis Best added 20, including four 3-pointers, to lead the Miami Heat past the Atlanta Hawks, 93-84, Monday night.

NBA approves new ownership group
BOSTON -- The storied Boston Celtics franchise on Tuesday passed into the hands of a group of longtime fans who pledged to bring a championship back to the city.

NBA approves new ownership group

Dyson helps Lady Lions in victory
DURHAM, N.C. - Senior center Germaletta Dyson scored a game-high 26 points and had 12 rebounds as Paine College defeated North Carolina Central University 62-53 in the seventh annual Lady Eagle Classic on Monday.

'One more' means wins for Jaguars
The mantra at Augusta State is "one more."

Connecticut tops Florida St. in women's basketball
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Diana Taurasi and Ann Strother scored 18 points apiece as third-ranked Connecticut extended the nation's longest winning streak to 50 games with a 74-55 victory Monday night over Florida State.

Atlanta must fix red-zone woes

Duckett must prove he's healthy

Despite reported deal, no Parcells announcement

Rams beat playoff-bound 49ers

Atlanta coach looking to fix red-zone problems

Thierry, Rossum look forward to rematch

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Mrs. Janie Dunbar-Lawrence    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Freeman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Ralph Buckner    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Edward Frazier Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Calvin Coates    (NEWARK, N.J.)
Mrs. Sadie Perrin    (BALTIMORE, Md.)
Mr. Jack Winslow    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Susan Adams    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Sylvanus Hudson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Richard Banta    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Jeanette Burnette    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Dunn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Jeanette Burnette    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
Mrs. Frances Drake    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Eunice Booker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Calvin Coates    (NEWARK, N.J.)
Mr. Herbert Howie Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Freeman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Amelia Henry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Buckner (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Sylvanus Hudson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Meyrick (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Drake (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie Cooper (BRASELTON, Ga.)

Mr. Calvin Coates (NEWARK, N.J.)

Mrs. Lillie Rhinehart (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. William Oliver (BARSTOW, Calif.)

Mrs. Nora Busbee (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Howard Short (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanette Burnette (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Adams (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eunice Booker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Parker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Thigpen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Cyndy Autry

Mr. Edward Frazier Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ted Sargent (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanette Burnette (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Adams (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Parker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Howard Short (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Dunn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Tequila Webb (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sadie Perrin (BALTIMORE, Md.)

Mrs. Margie Zissette (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Richard Banta (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lawrence Brown Sr. (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mamie Redd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maxine Feezor (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Irby (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Richard Banta (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Alonza Garnett (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Buckner (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Jack Winslow (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Moore (TUCSON, Ariz.)

Rev. John Waller (FAIRHOPE, Ala.)

Mrs. Sadie Perrin (BALTIMORE, Md.)

Mrs. Elma Johnson (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice Booker (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Sylvanus Hudson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Peter Coleman (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Sylvanus Hudson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Frazier Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Oliver (BARSTOW, Calif.)

Mrs. Cyndy Autry (HOUSTON, Texas)

Mr. Kenneth Guillebeau (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Oliver (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Allen Jr. (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. William Haney Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. William Buffington Jr. (SPARTANBURG, S.C.)

Mrs. Eunice Booker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Strom (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Drake (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Banta (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack Winslow (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Troy Edwards (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)

Mrs. Tequila Webb (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Dunn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alonza Garnett (APPLING, Ga.)

Craig: Publication of letters distorts perception of court system
ON DEC. 27, The Chronicle published a letter to the editor ("Applauds writer for letter on the local 'injustice' system") wherein the writer, Nicole Bowers, applauded a Dec. 8 letter of Zelda Jones ("Slams local 'injustice' system").

Raps lack of graduation coverage
I was very disappointed that The Augusta Chronicle did not see fit to even make mention of the graduation at the University of South Carolina-Aiken that took place Dec. 12. I have family from out of town who came to see the graduation and wanted to take back a paper as a memento to share with others who were unable to come to Georgia. Kathy Diefenderfer, Augusta

Craig: Publication of letters distorts perception of court system
ON DEC. 27, The Chronicle published a letter to the editor ("Applauds writer for letter on the local 'injustice' system") wherein the writer, Nicole Bowers, applauded a Dec. 8 letter of Zelda Jones ("Slams local 'injustice' system").

Encourages support for new leaders
I thank residents of Columbia County for the opportunity they gave me during these past four years to represent them on the Columbia County Board of Commissioners. It has been an incredible experience to work with so many giving people who want to make a difference and who are concerned about the future of our county. Frank G. Spears, Evans, Ga.

For a Happy 2003
The first day of the year is the perfect time to look ahead and ask what would make 2003 stand out as a milestone for our two-state area. We can't cover everything, but what follows would be a good start:

2002: A wild ride
We made it through - and in pretty decent shape, considering all that happened in 2002.

Aviation panel should re-evaluate raises or be replaced
I read with dismay a recent Chronicle article that the Augusta Aviation Commission has voted to give airport director Ken Kraemer a December bonus of $1,677 and raise his annual salary to $119,025. Sonny Pittman, Augusta

Parent frustrated with school superintendent's failure to respond
I am writing this letter out of frustration and the lack of a more appropriate forum to express my frustration. I have been very disappointed in the Richmond County Board of Education and in Dr. Charles Larke, the superintendent. Alice Little Caldwell M.D., Augusta

Young does promote racial healing
I don't understand why Augusta Mayor Bob Young is being accused of not caring about racial harmony when he has spoken and been to every prayer breakfast and unity meeting for healing the racial divide in the last few years. Theresa Johnson Von Plinsky, Augusta

Finds changes in First Fridays sad
As a former vendor at First Fridays, I wish to offer kudos to Steven Uhles and his right-on-target story of the former First Fridays (Dec. 13, "First Friday's silence is deafening," Applause section). Barbara S. Shaffer, Blythe, Ga.

Overtime

Ferreira upset in first round

Cheek goes 4-for-4 at at speedskating championships

Overtime

Cheek goes 4-for-4 at at speedskating championships
KEARNS, Utah -- Joey Cheek won for the fourth time in four races at the U.S. Speedskating Long-Track championships Monday, taking the 1,000 meters in 1 minute, 8.41 seconds.

Overtime
An NCAA investigator has visited South Carolina as part of a probe into the school's football program.

Ferreira upset in first round
ADELAIDE, Australia -- Franco Squillari of Argentina upset top-seeded Wayne Ferreira of South Africa 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 Wednesday in the first round of the AAPT Championships.

Ferreira upset in first round
ADELAIDE, Australia -- Franco Squillari of Argentina upset top-seeded Wayne Ferreira of South Africa 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 Wednesday in the first round of the AAPT Championships.

Overtime
An NCAA investigator has visited South Carolina as part of a probe into the school's football program.

Prep basketball scores
Here are scores from Monday's prep basketball games.

Duckett must prove he's healthy
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- If T.J. Duckett wants to be in uniform Saturday night at Green Bay, the Atlanta Falcons' rookie running back must prove his injuries aren't as bad as they look to coach Dan Reeves.

Rams beat playoff-bound 49ers
ST. LOUIS -- In their season finale, the St. Louis Rams looked more like defending NFC champions than the underacheivers who finished two games below .500.

Atlanta coach looking to fix red-zone problems
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Coach Dan Reeves doesn't think the Atlanta Falcons are calling the wrong plays in the red zone as much they're failing to execute.

Despite reported deal, no Parcells announcement
IRVING, Texas -- Jerry Jones knows all about Bill Parcells' history of walking away from deals. So the Dallas Cowboys' owner wants to announce an agreement as soon as he can.

Thierry, Rossum look forward to rematch
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- John Thierry and Allen Rossum dispelled a myth for their Atlanta teammates Tuesday.

Atlanta must fix red-zone woes
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have struggled to score touchdowns recently, and coach Dan Reeves is searching for ways to fix their problems.

Friends continue to haunt Bowden

Greetings from Bourbon Street

Effectiveness of new blood pressure cuffs debated
WASHINGTON -- There's a quiet revolution taking place in hospitals and doctors' offices: More and more are getting rid of blood-pressure cuffs that for a century have been the standard, in favor of newer models that don't contain the environmental pollutant mercury.

2002 tech losers of the year
And the loser is ... Year's end traditionally brings a mood of reflection to those of us who write for newspapers. It may be the melancholy of short days and long nights.

'Serious Sam' a wild shooter
Looking for one of those adventure games that makes you think, solve puzzles and keep your gun holstered except for dire emergencies?

U.S. rates of obesity and diabetes continue to rise
CHICAGO -- The twin epidemics of obesity and diabetes are still on the rise in the United States.

Frozed umbilical cord blood still useful after long-term storage
Researchers revive and culture human umbilical cord blood that had been frozen for 15 years

Sugar Bowl memento
Georgia fans get a Sugar Bowl memento in today's print edition of The Augusta Chronicle.

Georgia has lots to lose
NEW ORLEANS - Mark Richt didn't make it through his first press conference as Georgia's head football coach two years ago before he was asked about playing Florida State, his employer of 15 years, and the gold standard of the sport back then.

Georgia has lots to lose
NEW ORLEANS - Mark Richt didn't make it through his first press conference as Georgia's head football coach two years ago before he was asked about playing Florida State, his employer of 15 years, and the gold standard of the sport back then.

Sugar Bowl notebook
NEW ORLEANS - Many Florida State players were spotted among the revelers along Bourbon Street this week, but Alonzo Jackson wasn't one of them.

Sugar Bowl notebook
NEW ORLEANS - It's hard for Florida State's players to accept their role as the underdog.

Sullivan weighing NFL options

Bulldogs derail Panthers' No. 1 run
ATHENS, Ga. - Pittsburgh coach Ben Howland would be more upset at the Panthers missing an opportunity to become No. 1 if Tuesday's loss to Georgia were in April instead of December.

Bowl will cap Edwards' record-setting career

'Voice of the Bulldogs' is in demand
NEW ORLEANS - The familiar gritty voice answers the phone, and his breathless response is as haggard as when the Georgia Bulldogs are facing fourth-and-oblivion at the Auburn 19-yard line.

Georgia has lots to lose

Bulldogs derail Panthers' No. 1 run
ATHENS, Ga. - Pittsburgh coach Ben Howland would be more upset at the Panthers missing an opportunity to become No. 1 if Tuesday's loss to Georgia were in April instead of December.

Sugar Bowl notebook

Sugar Bowl memento

Georgia has lots to lose

Sullivan weighing NFL options
NEW ORLEANS -- Johnathan Sullivan wants to know what the NFL scouts think of him. But Georgia's star defensive tackle hasn't decided if he'll give up his senior season.

Pollack ready for tough test
NEW ORLEANS - Georgia's David Pollack has rapidly become an extraordinary talent in college football, but even he wonders how much better he'd be if Brett Williams were a Bulldog.

Richt, Andrews were competitors on the field
NEW ORLEANS - The goal-line drills always seemed to push Mickey Andrews across the line.

Pollack ready for tough test

Pollack ready for tough test

Bulldogs, Seminoles bring similar styles

Bulldogs, Seminoles bring similar styles
NEW ORLEANS - Among the things no coach wants to hear when he's preparing for a big game, this sentence is high on the list:

'Voice of the Bulldogs' is in demand

Sugar Bowl notebook
NEW ORLEANS - It's hard for Florida State's players to accept their role as the underdog.

Sugar Bowl notebook

Pollack ready for tough test
NEW ORLEANS - Georgia's David Pollack has rapidly become an extraordinary talent in college football, but even he wonders how much better he'd be if Brett Williams were a Bulldog.

Sugar Bowl notebook

Richt, Andrews were competitors on the field

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.

South Carolina easily defeats South Carolina St.

South Carolina easily defeats South Carolina St.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Another 20-point plus blowout didn't convince South Carolina coach Susan Walvius she has seen the best from her team.

Ask us

'Two Weeks' avoids cliche thanks to wit of its stars
Two Weeks Notice marks the first time Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant have worked together on the big screen. This movie is a perfect match for the two, since both of them have starred in countless romantic comedies already.

Your style

Drinking, not reputation is girl's biggest problem
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I went to a party a few weeks back and got drunk and ended up kissing a girl. I'm not gay but everybody thinks I am. How can I get my reputation back and get everyone to think I'm not gay? - 17-year-old Beech Island girl

Deadline extended to work on Lennon bus
If you've ever dreamed of working in a studio with music professionals, here's your chance.

Xtreme calendar
New on video and DVD: XXX, starring Vin Diesel as an extreme-sports athlete recruited by the government for a special mission to derail a terrorist plot to end the world.

Xtreme calendar

Ask us
Q:Why does my makeup always disappear less than an hour after I put it on?

2002: Controversies, love and Harry

Your style
THE FACTS: Brittany Robinson, 15, a sophomore at Strom Thurmond High School.

2002: Controversies, love and Harry
For local teens, 2002 was a year marked by local and national controversies, the confusion of celebrity love lives and the return of Harry Potter and Frodo Baggins.

Teens find various ways to ring in safe New Year
Nothing says good time quite like a New Year's Eve party. But for teens who aren't old enough to take part in the fun, Dec. 31 can seem like just another day.

Talk to us
There's an old saying that without teachers we would be nowhere. We think it's time that teachers got their due. We're taking nominations for your best teachers for a story that will appear in the Jan. 28 issue of Xtreme.

Deadline extended to work on Lennon bus

Drinking, not reputation is girl's biggest problem

Talk to us

2002 tech losers of the year

'Serious Sam' a wild shooter

Effectiveness of new blood pressure cuffs debated

Frozed umbilical cord blood still useful after long-term storage