Concert calendar
A listing of upcoming concerts in the Augusta and surrounding areas.

Mini reviews

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JUST OUT: Barbershop, Hey Arnold! The Movie and XXX

Ramblin' Rhodes: Even from the grave, Elvis has the magic

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater location through Thursday. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times.

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Band writes, performs as unified group
The ethos behind Charleston band SpinKill, performing tonight at Crossroads, has always been to present a unified front. That has meant making every aspect of the band - songwriting, touring, marketing - a collective effort.

There were some good sounds in the past year

Standing ovations
The Tuesday's Music Live concert series will present a program of jazz with local ensemble Jazzamatazz at noon on Tuesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.

Movies can make the pen look exciting

Club calendar
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a sampling of specials and entertainment at area nightclubs.

Band writes, performs as unified group

Applause calendar
THE BIG TICKET LES MISERABLES: Feb. 11-16, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $20-$45; 724-2400.

Standing ovations

At the movies: 'About Schmidt'
This is what we know about Warren Schmidt: He just retired after four decades as an actuary at Woodmen of the World Insurance Co. in Omaha, Neb.

At the movies: 'About Schmidt'

The guy next door
Shay Roundtree isn't a baby-faced killer - but the Augusta native plays one on TV.

Applause calendar

Ramblin' Rhodes: Even from the grave, Elvis has the magic
As we say hello to 2003, let's not forget some major happenings in 2002:

The guy next door

Movies can make the pen look exciting
Here's a surprise - I dig movies about writers. Obviously, some of that stems from personal identification. I'm a writer, the character on screen is a writer and so, at some level, we are simpatico.

Club calendar

There were some good sounds in the past year
Musically speaking, what will 2002 be remembered for? Will it be the last gasp of the teen pop sensations, with Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguillera attempting to repackage themselves as "adult" entertainers? Will it be the return of rock, with garage acts such as The Vines and White Stripes plundering the past for fresh sounds?

Airport delays help travelers discover new ways to kill time

Consumers to see rise in natural gas prices

Long-distance prices rising despite competition

Number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rises
WASHINGTON -- The number of newly laid-off Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits rose by 13,000 last week after declining for two consecutive weeks, the government reported Thursday.

Construction spending up in November
WASHINGTON -- Construction spending rose by 0.3 percent in November, helped by record activity in the red-hot housing market, the government reported Friday.

Stocks surge after after positive manufacturing report
NEW YORK -- Wall Street got off to a strong start in 2003 as the Dow climbed more than 250 points Thursday on news of an unexpected surge in U.S. manufacturing.

Stocks surge after after positive manufacturing report

Business briefs
ATLANTA - The Home Depot told environmentalists in a report Thursday that the country's largest wood retailer is making progress in eliminating from its stores certain timber products that come from endangered areas.

Construction spending up in November

Tourist roadway attempts revival
Like many natives of eastern Georgia, Billy Trapnell remembers a time when Woody Woodpecker marked the way to Florida.

Long-distance prices rising despite competition
NEW YORK -- It seems to defy a basic law of business: competition is increasing in the long-distance phone market, but prices are going up anyway.

War in Iraq would hurt tourism, Savannah fears
SAVANNAH, Ga. - If Savannah's tourism community had its druthers, it would like to see steady travel in the future.

Business briefs
Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA will open its new retail store and donation center Jan. 18 at 4072 Washington Road. The 15,000-square-foot location will replace the organization's previous thrift store at Columbia Square shopping center, which is being converted into an auto dealership.

Commercial building surpasses residential
The value of commercial construction contracts issued in the five-county area through the end of November last year totaled $167 million, a 14 percent increase from the $145.9 million reported during the same period of 2001, according to the Dodge Analytics unit of McGraw-Hill Construction.

Funds end year down, despite signs of life in fourth quarter
NEW YORK -- Stock mutual funds ended a brutal 2002 with a third straight year of declines - losses that spread across categories and socked more than nine out of every 10 funds.

Consumers to see rise in natural gas prices
ATLANTA -- Georgia's largest natural gas marketer is raising prices for residential customers by 16 percent, and its leading competitor announced an 11 percent increase Thursday.

Tourist roadway attempts revival

Funds end year down, despite signs of life in fourth quarter

Stocks mixed following Home Depot profit warning

Business briefs

Stocks mixed following Home Depot profit warning
NEW YORK -- A profit warning from Home Depot halted the New Year's rally on Wall Street, leaving stocks narrowly mixed Friday amid concerns about consumer spending. But the market's major indicators ended the week with healthy gains.

Former paper company workers can get payment
ST. MARYS, Ga. - Former Durango-Georgia Paper Co. employees will receive a portion of their severance and vacation pay, but only if they file individual claims with U.S. Bankruptcy Court by the March 19 deadline.

Clemson wins in final second
ANDERSON, S.C. -- Chrissy Floyd went 7-of-23 for 18 points as Clemson beat Virginia 63-62 on Thursday night.

Duke and Clemson in battle of ACC unbeatens
CLEMSON, S.C. -- It shouldn't be much of a surprise that two unbeaten Atlantic Coast Conference teams are squaring off in the league opener.

Renovations make Littlejohn nearly brand-new
CLEMSON, S.C. -- From the state-of-the-art weight room to the big-screen television in the home locker rooms to the purple seats with tiny orange paw prints in the end zones, nearly everything is new in Littlejohn Coliseum.

Renovations make Littlejohn nearly brand-new

Duke and Clemson in battle of ACC unbeatens

Clemson wins in final second

Krenzel leads Buckeyes to victory
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Craig Krenzel won't be overlooked anymore.After spending most of his career in the shadows - and entering Friday night's Fiesta Bowl as the "other" quarterback - the Ohio State junior guided the Buckeyes with a steady hand and some deceptively fast feet in a dramatic 31-24 double-overtime victory over Miami in the national title game.

Penn State-Miami put Fiesta in prime time
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Sixteen years ago, the Fiesta Bowl muscled its way into prime time with its first national championship game.

Miami, Ohio State eager to play for national title

USC back on top thanks to Palmer

Ohio State beats Miami in double OT
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Perfectly shocking! Perfectly thrilling! Ohio State worked two overtimes to rip the national championship from the confident 'Canes.

Buckeyes ready to get their kicks in Fiesta Bowl
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Ohio State started the season with big questions about their special teams. The Buckeyes finished with a kicker and punter who were among the nation's best.

Ohio State beats Miami in double OT

How the teams match up in the Fiesta Bowl
TEMPE, Ariz. -- A look at how Ohio State and Miami match up in Friday's Fiesta Bowl:

Buckeyes ready to get their kicks in Fiesta Bowl

Miami's secondary is better than before
PHOENIX -- Miami cornerback Kelly Jennings owes his teammates a few push-ups.

USC back on top thanks to Palmer
MIAMI - Carson Palmer and Pete Carroll sat side by side, basking in the big finish to a season of resurgence for Southern California. The subject turned to the future.

Miami, Ohio State eager to play for national title
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Miami is well aware of the expectations: Beat Ohio State easily for the national title, then go for a third straight championship and college football's longest winning streak next season.

Dorsey struggles in final game
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Maybe the criticism of Ken Dorsey was justified. Miami's senior quarterback, who spent much of the season defending his deficiencies despite helping the top-ranked Hurricanes reach a second consecutive national championship game, struggled in a 31-24 double-overtime loss to No. 2 Ohio State on Friday night.

Miami's secondary is better than before

Penn State-Miami put Fiesta in prime time

USC beats Iowa in Orange Bowl
MIAMI -- Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer played keepaway from Brad Banks, and Southern California looked right at home playing in the Orange Bowl for the first time.

Krenzel leads Buckeyes to victory

USC beats Iowa in Orange Bowl

How the teams match up in the Fiesta Bowl

Dorsey struggles in final game

Florida senator works on Orange Bowl chain crew

Florida senator works on Orange Bowl chain crew
MIAMI -- Florida Sen. Bob Graham donned an orange-and-white vest and long white socks with black stripes Thursday night as he worked with the chain crew at the Orange Bowl.

Lady Lions develop behind dynamic duo

Columbus State men continue hot streak

The seeds of freedom

Save Chitlin Strut

Amnesia in Korea

The speaker's power

'Dawg days return

Fishing tournament results
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or informatio

Rising lake level makes public happy
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District staff's daily rain dances have finally paid off. Strom Thurmond Lake is just five feet below normal, according to the latest figures.

Fruit trees need care

Coppertone roof gives greenhouse a warming glow
Artist and avid gardener Anne Devoe wanted a greenhouse. But not just any greenhouse. It had to be a greenhouse and a potting shed. Something that would complement the Devoes' Pebble Beach Drive home in Columbia County. Something that would enhance the shaded back yard and patio area with its river rocks and granite millstone.

Fruit trees need care
New and improved varieties continue to come on the market that make gardeners in Augusta and farther south better able to grow peaches, nectarines, pears, plums and even apples.

Georgia Tech falls flat to close Gailey's first season
ATLANTA -- Chan Gailey's first season as Georgia Tech coach ended with a thud. He'll head into Year No. 2 with the same big question that was there at the start of his tenure.

Tulane tops Georgia Tech
NEW ORLEANS -- Nick Sinville scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Tulane past Georgia Tech, 80-66, on Thursday night.

Tulane tops Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech falls flat to close Gailey's first season

Prep basketball scores

Senators bash Thrashers
OTTAWA -- Marian Hossa had a career-high and team-record four goals - including three straight in the first period - to lead the financially troubled Ottawa Senators to an 8-1 victory Thursday night over the Atlanta Thrashers.

NHL suspends Atlanta's Kozlov for three games
NEW YORK -- Atlanta Thrashers right wing Slava Kozlov was suspended for three games Friday by the NHL for hitting an official during a game against the Ottawa Senators.

NHL suspends Atlanta's Kozlov for three games

Airport delays help travelers discover new ways to kill time
Do any holiday traveling? I did, taking my first airplane flight in years.

Aiken Sheriff to retire
AIKEN - Aiken County Sheriff Howard Sellers announced today his intention to retire at the end of the month.

Mayor Young seeks to unite Augusta
Augusta Mayor Bob Young began his second four-year term of office today calling for a healing of what many have called the city's racial divide.

Comcast cable skirts the law

Burk should lobby to change private clubs

Letter writer needs history lesson

NCAA may pass Georgia by if state flag becomes an issue

Will Burk back off if a woman becomes member?

Jackson only cares about himself

Augustans should consider the needs of the homeless

Ado about Lott remark too much

Help homeless with our idle money

Former Democrat proud he switched

Those assisted should be investigated

Lynx road report
Today (Saturday): vs. Pee Dee Pride, Florence Civic Center, 7:30 p.m.

Lynx GameNight
Greenville Grrrowl at Augusta Lynx WHEN: Tonight, 7:35 p.m.

Lynx GameNight

Lynx goalie heads to NHL
Colin Zulianello got the phone call every hockey player dreams about.

Lynx start new year out right

Lynx start new year out right
The Augusta Lynx signed David Brumby based on his reputation as one of the East Coast Hockey League's steadiest goaltenders for the past seven seasons.

Lynx goalie heads to NHL

Lynx pull off trio of deals
The Augusta Lynx front office was busy Thursday, pulling off three trades to dump salary, clear roster space and upgrade the worst offense in the East Coast Hockey League.

Robber escapes after morning bank holdup
After canvassing the Washington Road area for a robbery suspect Thursday, police were still looking for a man they say ran off with an undisclosed amount of money after he passed a demand note to a SunTrust Bank teller at 10:15 a.m.

Bluegrass festival draws new crowd in wake of film
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - Although they were a long way from the style's Appalachian roots, bluegrass music fans have been gathering on Jekyll Island for one of their many reunions.

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Butter knife bandits thwarted
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A pair of butter-knife-brandishing bandits fled empty-handed after one was struck repeatedly with a trash can by the clerk of a convenience store they were trying to rob New Year's Day.

Corrections
An article about a fatal traffic accident in Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly identified a child who was a passenger in the crash. The article should have said that Crystal Buff, 41, who was killed Tuesday in a crash on Martintown Road about 12 miles west of Edgefield, is the grandmother of 2-month-old Hannah Waldo, who was not injured.

Church program
The Feast of Lights, a pageant in celebration of the Epiphany, will be performed at 11 a.m. Sunday at Augusta's St. Paul's Church, on Sixth and Reynolds streets at the riverwalk.

On the green

News you can use
BACK IN TIME JAN. 4, 1928 An oyster supper and smoker was held at the Junior Order Hall on Walton Way last night to present Mayor William B. Bell a handsome gold watch from his many friends throughout the city.

Rants and raves
TO ALL YOU silly people who paid the self-imposed tax, aka Powerball, maybe you should hold on to your money and save it. Why give your money to the government?

School's midyear opening succeeds
Grovetown Middle School's 415 pupils began the second semester at their new school Friday.

Robber escapes after morning bank holdup

Army post salutes work of retirees
About 30 minutes before Friday's retirement ceremony at Fort Gordon's Alexander Hall, Brig. Gen. Jan A. Hicks heard a familiar voice.

Youth in kidnapping case will face charges as adult
The lone juvenile among four people charged with kidnapping and killing an Evans man will stand trial in Columbia County Superior Court as an adult.

Judge says adult bookstore can open
The owners of an adult bookstore kept closed by Augusta commissioners can open their doors to customers, at least for now, a judge has ruled.

Rants and raves
THIS IS A RANT against all the Carolina fans who pull against Georgia and Clemson. Jealousy is a terrible thing.

Across the Southeast
JACKSON, Miss. -The Catholic Diocese of Jackson is changing leaders while it deals with two lawsuits claiming it did nothing to stop sexual abuse by priests.

Corrections

House leader leaves Capitol
ATLANTA - Georgia House Speaker Tom Murphy began packing up more than 40 years of memories from his Capitol office Friday, declaring he has no ill will for the voters in his west Georgia district who decided in November it was time for him to come home.

Sanford selects state labor director

Subscriber of the day
Margo Bailey of augusta is today's subscriber of the day.

Bluegrass festival draws new crowd in wake of film

Sheriff to exit Jan. 31
AIKEN - It bodes well for homeland security that Aiken County Sheriff Howard Sellers can keep a secret. In fact, his decision to retire to take a new role in the national security effort might have been the best-kept secret in town - until Friday morning.

Cleanup moves quickly at SRS

Young pushes for unity
Augusta Mayor Bob Young began his second four-year term of office Friday by calling for a healing of what many have called the city's racial divide.

Sanford selects state labor director
COLUMBIA - Gov.-elect Mark Sanford has tapped an 18-year veteran of state government to lead the Labor, Licensing and Regulation Department.

Dancing champ's practice pays off
Fifteen years of grueling rehearsals and endless practice have finally paid off for Amy Mooney.

Neighborhood help
The Neighborhood Action Team - a McDuffie County nonprofit organization - is seeking new members. Membership costs $10.

Man is charged in death of teen
State and local authorities arrested a Thomson man Friday in the death of a 14-year-old girl killed by a stray bullet New Year's Day.

Family, friends react to teen's slaying
THOMSON - Casting a shadow on a white wreath at the door of his 14-year-old slain niece's home, Howard Moss gazed a block away to the nightclub where a stray bullet ended Aunsharia Moss's life on New Year's Day.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - South Carolina prison officials are investigating last month's stabbings of four inmates.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Traffic accidents on Georgia's roads during the New Year's holiday period exceeded State Patrol predictions, although there were fewer injuries

Across Georgia
THOMASVILLE - A 7-year-old died after being mauled by a Great Dane as he visited the home of a relative Thursday, authorities said.

Dancing champ's practice pays off

Across the area
An employee of a department store faced shoplifting charges Friday after being accused of allowing a customer to steal more than $460 worth of merchandise.

Neighborhood help

Rants and raves
TO ALL YOU silly people who paid the self-imposed tax, aka Powerball, maybe you should hold on to your money and save it. Why give your money to the government?

New chairman

Staying in shape
George Odell, 72, of North Augusta, attempts to stay warm while power-walking along North Augusta's Greeneway.

Mayor Young seeks to unite Augusta

Executives mark lottery's first anniversary
COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Education Lottery began with just four versions of scratch-off tickets, a handful of employees and the burden of proving itself to almost half the state population, who had voted against it.

On the green
Between sprinkles of rain, David Carlisle chips onto the green at Augusta Municipal Golf Course as Mathew Barman watches.

Deputy steps up to run
Chief Deputy Jody Rowland will form a steering committee to help guide his campaign for sheriff.

News you can use

Church program

Subscriber of the day
Danny Craig is today's subscriber of the day.

Prisoner hangs himself in Jefferson County jail
A Screven County man died Thursday after hanging himself in a holding cell at the Jefferson County jail with the draw-cord from his sweat shirt.

Flaws won't delay debut

Holding on
Raven Gropp holds onto Flash while waiting for other students to get set to mount during a lesson at Hidden Forest Equestrian Center on Jackson Road.

Perdue taps retired Air Force general for corruption job

Blaze destroys Aiken house
AIKEN - An abandoned house in Aiken near South Carolina Highway 19 was destroyed by a fire Friday night, and family possessions that were being stored in the house were also lost in the flames.

New chairman
With his wife, Jan, standing by, Ron Cross is sworn in as the new chairman of the Columbia County Commission. Judge Pat Hardaway presided over Thursday's ceremony in Evans.

Army post salutes work of retirees

A roll in the trees

Young pushes for unity

A roll in the trees
After loading the back of his truck with old Christmas trees at H. Odell Weeks Park, Vince Hancock lays on the trees to compress them.

Holding on

News you can use
BACK IN TIME JAN. 3, 1933 CHARLESTON, S.C. - A coroner's jury has ordered Annie Laurie Gray held for the slaying of her husband, James B. Gray, 40, of Augusta, a railroad fireman, as he slept in their home here early yesterday.

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Perdue taps retired Air Force general for corruption job
ATLANTA -- Gov.-elect Sonny Perdue turned Thursday to a retired Air Force general and former Vietnam era prisoner of war to become the state's first inspector general, a position he is creating to root out fraud, corruption and inefficiency in state government.

Family, friends react to teen's slaying

Herbs put woman in a different direction
Louise Henry never imagined an invitation to help trim shrubbery at historic Meadow Garden in Augusta a decade ago would open a new chapter in her life.

Sheriff to exit Jan. 31

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -A West Columbia woman was one of four people killed on South Carolina roads during the New Year's holiday, authorities say.

Aiken Sheriff to retire

Across the area
An Augusta woman was arrested Thursday on charges of stealing property while house-sitting for a friend.

Groups demand family court reform
Republican Sen. Bill Mescher says reform legislation likely will be drafted next year.

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina

Groups demand family court reform

Prisoner hangs himself in Jefferson County jail

Herbs put woman in a different direction

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Across South Carolina

Blaze destroys Aiken house

Across Georgia

Deputy steps up to run

Flaws won't delay debut
Columbia County's fire marshal and building inspector said they found some incomplete construction items at the new Grovetown Middle School during an inspection Thursday, but not enough to stop the new school's 415 pupils from beginning a new semester today.

Butter knife bandits thwarted

Youth in kidnapping case will face charges as adult

House leader leaves Capitol

Across the area

Hope for political woes' end is in sight

Rants and raves
THIS IS A RANT against all the Carolina fans who pull against Georgia and Clemson. Jealousy is a terrible thing.

Staying in shape

Hope for political woes' end is in sight
GREENSBORO, Ga. - The political storm that has rocked Greene County for two years might finally be coming to an end, as two new commissioners begin their terms and a lawsuit filed against the county goes into its settlement stage.

Across the Southeast

Cleanup moves quickly at SRS
If the federally mandated cleanup at SRS continues at its accelerated rate, a Westinghouse spokesman said, the project could be completed by 2014, two decades ahead of schedule.

Evans grad follows his heart to Augusta State
It was one day before basketball practice and into Augusta State coach Gary Tuell's office stepped a moderately doughy young man straight out of storage in the "Where are they now?" file.

Georgia must become consistent
NEW ORLEANS - The echoes of the Sugar Bowl triumph and a glorious season had barely stopped bouncing off the rafters of the Louisiana Superdome before the questions started.

Sports' ups and downs in 2002
In an age where the sports media industry has grown by leaps and bounds, some of the biggest stories of 2002 dealt with attrition.

Jordan comes home with fond memories
CHICAGO -- There's no bitterness when Michael Jordan comes home now, only a flood of good memories that he'll cherish forever.

Yao tops Shaq in NBA All-Star voting
NEW YORK -- Yao Ming has more votes than Shaquille O'Neal in fan voting for next month's NBA All-Star game.

Yao tops Shaq in NBA All-Star voting

Jordan comes home with fond memories

Columbus State men continue hot streak
Reviewing and previewing local college basketball:

Lady Lions develop behind dynamic duo
Three seasons ago, Tiffany Isaac would toss a pass inside the paint to Germaletta Dyson and the result, predictably, was a turnover.

Buchanan, Ambrose try to turn back clock vs. Packers

Lambeau to favor Packers

Packers miss Falcons punter

Mrs. Christine Godfrey    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Bennie Wells    (HEPHZIBHA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruby Chafin    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. Bill Thigpen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Catherine Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Rufus Strickland Jr.    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
Mr. Mack Edmunds Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Danny Smith Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Alexander    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Ulys Sellars    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mr. James Thomas Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Carsley Scott Sr.    (DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.)
Mr. William Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Boysie Scott Sr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Freeman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Shirley Branch    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Jerdie Covington    (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)
Mrs. Paulette Brinson    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Eunice Booker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Jessie Callaway    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Alexander    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Lawrence Chandler    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Virginia Thomas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Peter Coleman    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. James Thomas Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Annie Davis    (WRENS, Ga.)
Mrs. Laurie Kendrick    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Idora Doyle    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Jerry Rivers    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
Mr. Idorenyin Ekanem    (GORDON, Ga.)
Mr. Alonza Garnett    (APPLING, Ga.)
Mr. Halbert Elferdink    (STAPLETON, Ga.)
Mrs. Maude Ellis    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Maude Ellis    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Idora Doyle    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. John Ellison    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Jessie Chenault    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Virginia Emory    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mr. Bill Woods    (CAVE SPRING, Ga.)
Mr. James Enelow    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. William Black Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mrs. Rebecca Etheredge-Spann    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Anderson    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. Eulie Eubanks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Pernell Williams    (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. James Evans    (AUSTELL, Ga.)
Mr. Jack Whitener    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Freeman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Luther Black    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Richard Gardner    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Mrs. Charline Ogbonnia    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Alonza Garnett    (APPLING, Ga.)
Mr. William Matthews    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Charles Garnett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Bennie Lockhart    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Hattie Gibson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Pernell Williams    (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Christine Godfrey    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Mollie Jones    (WADLEY, Ga.)
Mr. P.K. Greene Sr.    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mr. James Jackson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Betty Gunby    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Garnett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Eunice Johnson    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
Mr. John Gardner    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Perry    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Virginia Emory    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mrs. Josie Jones    (SPARTA, Ga.)
Mr. Halbert Elferdink    (STAPELTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Lizzie Kitchens    (STAPLETON, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Dunn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Ms. Tawanda Haynes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Annie Davis    (WRENS, Ga.)
Dr. Steve Kolas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Peter Coleman    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Caroline Kunkle    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Lawrence Chandler    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Earnnie Lindsey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Ms. Crystal Buff    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Mrs. Catherine Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Dea. Homer Brantley    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Alice Mathis    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Ms. Henrietta Young    (PIERCE, Fla.)
Mr. William Matthews    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Susan Adams    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mr. Harold Partridge    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Luther Black    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Helen Ouzts    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Patrick Amrhein    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Dr. Ollie McGahee Jr.    (JESUP, Ga.)
Mr. Bill Woods    (CAVE SPRING, Ga.)
Ms. Osie Walker    (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)
Mr. Joseph Wierzbicki Sr.    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Ulys Sellers    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Delores Becton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Sylvanus Hudson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. P.K. Greene Sr.    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mrs. Eunice Booker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Helen Spauling    (BUFFALO, N.Y.)
Mr. Charles Morris Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Danny Smith Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Aunsharia Moss    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Chap Murray Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Ullie Oglesby    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Amelia Henry    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Charles Morris Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Hunt    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mrs. Irene Miller    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. Joe Mewbourne    (MILLEN, Ga.)
Mrs. Zoaraine Harrison    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Ms. Osie Walker (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

Mr. William Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Hunt (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Virginia Emory (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Pernell Williams (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Freeman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Zoaraine Harrison (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Jessie Chenault (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Ms. Crystal Buff (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Ouzts (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Garnett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dea. Homer Brantley (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Sylvanus Hudson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lawrence Chandler (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Mack Edmunds Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Matthews (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. John Ellison (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Danny Smith Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Tawanda Haynes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Delores Becton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Gibson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice Booker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Patrick Amrhein (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Gardner (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Idora Doyle (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Idora Doyle (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Jessie Callaway (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Laurie Kendrick (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Alonza Garnett (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice Booker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Rivers (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Miller (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Martin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ulys Sellars (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Morris Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jerdie Covington (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.)

Mr. Danny Smith Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Henrietta Young (PIERCE, Fla.)

Mrs. Helen Spauling (BUFFALO, N.Y.)

Mr. Charles Morris Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Evans (AUSTELL, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lawrence Chandler (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Garnett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Steve Kolas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ullie Oglesby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Davis (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Virginia Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maude Ellis (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Ulys Sellers (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. James Enelow (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Aunsharia Moss (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Alexander (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Pernell Williams (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Halbert Elferdink (STAPELTON, Ga.)

Mr. Earnnie Lindsey (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Christine Godfrey (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Paulette Brinson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Carsley Scott Sr. (DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.)

Mrs. Lizzie Kitchens (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. Jack Whitener (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Black (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Boysie Scott Sr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Etheredge-Spann (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Alonza Garnett (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Wells (HEPHZIBHA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maude Ellis (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Charline Ogbonnia (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William Black Jr. (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Mewbourne (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Chafin (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Alexander (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. P.K. Greene Sr. (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Eunice Johnson (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Ms. Catherine Martin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Matthews (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Rufus Strickland Jr. (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Caroline Kunkle (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Bill Woods (CAVE SPRING, Ga.)

Mr. Bill Woods (CAVE SPRING, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Emory (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Wierzbicki Sr. (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mollie Jones (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Idorenyin Ekanem (GORDON, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Davis (WRENS, Ga.)

Ms. Shirley Branch (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Halbert Elferdink (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Amelia Henry (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Josie Jones (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Jackson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Freeman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Lockhart (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Godfrey (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Dunn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. P.K. Greene Sr. (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Alice Mathis (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Harold Partridge (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Gunby (THOMSON, Ga.)

Wayt: Birch Society opposed to socialism
IT IS A LITTLE-KNOWN fact that one of the most important racial barriers in U.S. history was broken during the presidential election of 2000. When Ezola Foster ran for vice president of the United States on the Reform Party ticket, she became not only the first African-American candidate but also only the second female to do so for a major political party in this nation. Yet, the praise she should have received from our citizens never came, and the recognition she deserves has not been realized.

Ado about Lott remark too much
I read the Dec. 19 opinions regarding the "Lott statement" and felt, as American adults, we were really becoming ridiculous people. Monitoring every little word another human says is outright ridiculous. Teresa Glackin Callahan, Harlem, Ga.

Jackson only cares about himself
The so-called "Reverend" Jesse Jackson (he may have been ordained, but if he's a reverend, then our dog is a cat) states that he will return to Augusta during the Masters tournament to protest because women are not members of the Augusta National Golf Club.Rick and Della Sykes, Augusta

Former Democrat proud he switched
My thanks to Brian Gridley (Nov. 12 letter, "Americans must live with their choices"). We will live under this administration and hope to get back a strong military and higher morals in government. James Neal, Evans, Ga.

The speaker's power
The Georgia Senate has received much media attention of late, since four Democrats, including Sen. Don Cheeks of Augusta, switched parties after Nov. 5 to give the GOP a majority to work with the first Republican governor since Reconstruction.

Augustans should consider the needs of the homeless
Thanks to Tom Corwin for writing the Dec. 25 story, "Flooding from storm moves meal for needy." It concerned the Christmas Eve flooding at the Masters Soup Kitchen on Fenwick Street. Linda Kitchens, Hephzibah, Ga.

Help homeless with our idle money
So the city of Augusta has over $7 million sitting idle; why not use some of that money to help the homeless? Now the city already has people who are working to help the homeless - the Salvation Army and the Interfaith Hospitality Network come to mind. By partnership with these fine people, the city could help its own residents and spend its money wisely. Joe Beck, Augusta

Amnesia in Korea
North Korea has forgotten that the Cold War is over.

Those assisted should be investigated
I believe people on Medicaid and food stamps should be more thoroughly investigated. I am surrounded by unmarried mothers with two or three children, living with the children's fathers. These men work every day, and the couple live as husband and wife, but somehow - because they choose not to marry and give false information about their living arrangements - they are given money, food stamps, health care and everything.Yvonne Baughman, Warrenville, S.C.

'Dawg days return
How sweet it is! University of Georgia's 26-13 Sugar Bowl victory over Florida State caps the best season in 20 years and stamps Mark Richt as among the elites of college coaches.

The seeds of freedom
Human progress has always been uneven. The Information Age is no different.

Save Chitlin Strut
If you think Augusta's First Friday had problems, then you ought to see the Chitlin Strut conundrum that Salley, S.C., is facing. The pig-innards festival was launched 37 years ago as a way for the small town to raise money to pay for Christmas decorations.

Comcast cable skirts the law
The 1992 cable law, as reported in the Dec. 11 Chronicle ("Law creates more choice on channels"), says cable companies cannot require subscribers to purchase premium services, such as digital cable, in order to get pay-per-view.Justen Wonderly, Evans, Ga.

NCAA may pass Georgia by if state flag becomes an issue
Southerners love to go to ball games and cheer for the home team. They especially love college football games that test young men's skills and endurance. The one thing that is instilled in many of these players is good-sportsman-like conduct toward the opposing team.Calvin E. Johnson Jr., Kennesaw, Ga.

Letter writer needs history lesson
This is regarding the letter by Harry Sellers, "Creation of Israel was a mistake," on Dec. 4. Mr. Sellers is in need of a history lesson on the creation of Israel. Woodrow Short, Aiken, S.C.

Burk should lobby to change private clubs
Just a short while back the National Council of Women's Organizations Chairwoman Martha Burk admitted in a televised interview that, legally, the Augusta National Golf Club could remain privately male but, morally, should admit a woman. Now I ask you, what is morally wrong to have all-male or female private clubs? Douglas Neal Sr., Augusta

Will Burk back off if a woman becomes member?
Something has really been bothering me about the situation between Martha Burk and the Augusta National Golf Club. No, it's not Ms. Burk's insistence to force a private club to let a woman be a member, although I am against her position on that. Steve Brock, Aiken, S.C.

Wayt: Birch Society opposed to socialism
IT IS A LITTLE-KNOWN fact that one of the most important racial barriers in U.S. history was broken during the presidential election of 2000. When Ezola Foster ran for vice president of the United States on the Reform Party ticket, she became not only the first African-American candidate but also only the second female to do so for a major political party in this nation. Yet, the praise she should have received from our citizens never came, and the recognition she deserves has not been realized.

Gambill, Koubek reach Qatar Open final

Overtime

Sports' ups and downs in 2002

Gambill beats Federer to reach Qatar semis

Overtime

Gambill, Koubek reach Qatar Open final
DOHA, Qatar -- Jan Michael Gambill of the United States will face Stefan Koubek of Austria for the Qatar Open title after both won semifinals in straight sets Friday.

Gambill beats Federer to reach Qatar semis
DOHA, Qatar -- Jan-Michael Gambill used a strong baseline game Thursday to beat top-seeded Roger Federer of Switzerland 6-4, 7-5 and reach the semifinals of the $1 million Qatar Open.

Overtime
South Carolina linebackers coach Chris Cosh has been named the team's defensive coordinator, replacing Charlie Strong who left last week for the same position at the University of Florida.

Overtime
Former American League MVP Jose Canseco and his twin brother are being sued for at least $1 million for beating a California man during a Miami Beach bar brawl.

Harlem earns rare victory over Evans
Harlem guard David Green prides himself on defense. In fact, he said, he prefers to stop the ball rather than shoot it.

Prep basketball scores
Scores from Friday's prep basketball games.

Lambeau to favor Packers
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Compared to what awaits them tonight, the Atlanta Falcons might remember last week's visit to Cleveland as a balmy day trip off the gentle waters of Lake Erie.

Green Bay knows what Vick can do
GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Packers underestimated Atlanta's Michael Vick in Week 1, a mistake they won't make when the Falcons visit Green Bay for an NFC wild-card game Saturday night (ABC-Ch. 6).

Buchanan, Ambrose try to turn back clock vs. Packers
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Wade Phillips isn't surprised the Atlanta Falcons finished the regular season among the leaders in interceptions and sacks.

Packers miss Falcons punter
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Atlanta Falcons punt returner Allen Rossum never wanted to leave Green Bay.

More than words
The Rev. Gene Jennings has a preacher's ear for a good story and good jokes. Saving them is second nature.

Faith and fellowship Calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar is a roundup of church and temple-based activities in the Augusta and Aiken area. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. E-mail items to vanorton@augustachronicle.com; send a fax to 722-7403; or mail to Faith and Fellowship, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

It pays to learn the Ten Commandments
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - George Kelley believes the nation has lost its moral conscience and he plans to do something about it - one child and $10 at a time.

Father fights for drug use in religion
WHITE CLOUD, Mich. -A member of an American Indian tribe wants to be able to give peyote to his 4-year-old son during spiritual ceremonies. It's a matter of religious freedom, he says.

Faith digest
St. Paul's Episcopal Church will celebrate Epiphany with the Feast of Lights, to be performed at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, 605 Reynolds St. Costumed characters will tell the story of Christ's birth and the spread of Christianity throughout the world through scripture, carols and hymns.

Message of God arrives in stages
Far too many people die experiencing only a fraction of the abundant life God intended for them. They die before awakening to all the good things God wants them to experience.

Georgia must become consistent

Evans grad follows his heart to Augusta State

Mississippi first in nation to put a computer in every classroom
HERNANDO, Miss. -- In a milestone for student achievement and state pride, Mississippi has become the first state to have an online computer in each of its public-school classrooms, a spokesman for the governor said.

New study says 'drive-through deliveries' are safe
BOSTON -- "Drive-through deliveries" that send new mothers home from the hospital after just one night do not seriously endanger newborns, according to a study that calls into question laws enacted around the country to restrict the practice.

High-end sound at relatively low cost
For less than $200, nearly any modern personal computer can become a home entertainment center with immersive, teeth-rattling sound that rivals high-end stereos and even some real-world theaters.

Augusta officials unveil new Internet site
The new year has meant a new Web site for Augusta's government.

Techbits: Spam costs, gadget innards and Internet birthday
NEW YORK -- All those junk e-mail messages may promise instant wealth, but they can be quite painful to the bottom line.

Flu season makes early entrance into state
ATLANTA - This season's first case of the flu has been confirmed in Georgia, state health officials said Thursday.

Gene analysis can predict survival chances with breast cancer
BOSTON -- Genetic researchers have developed what may be the most accurate method yet for answering a woman's scariest question about breast cancer: Will it spread and kill me?

Georgia looking for bigger things after 13-win season
NEW ORLEANS -- Just hours after being named Sugar Bowl MVP, sleepy eyed Musa Smith wandered into a hotel ballroom wishing he had another game to play.

What's next for Bulldogs?

Georgia looking for bigger things after 13-win season

What's next for Bulldogs?
NEW ORLEANS - About nine hours after his team cemented its status among college football's elite, Georgia coach Mark Richt was asked what it will take to keep the glory intact.

Petravicius out, Kitchings returns to practice
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina center Marius Petravicius will be out for at least two weeks after injuring his left knee in the first half of the Gamecocks' 66-50 win over The Citadel.

South Carolina tops Citadel

Cosh named as Gamecocks defensive coordinator
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina linebackers coach Chris Cosh has been named the team's defensive coordinator, replacing Charlie Strong who left last week for the same position at Florida.

South Carolina tops Citadel
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Carlos Powell tied his career high with 20 points and South Carolina continued its longtime dominance against the Citadel with a 66-50 victory Thursday night.

Cosh named as Gamecocks defensive coordinator

New study says 'drive-through deliveries' are safe

Techbits: Spam costs, gadget innards and Internet birthday

High-end sound at relatively low cost

Flu season makes early entrance into state

Gene analysis can predict survival chances with breast cancer

Faith digest

Faith and fellowship Calendar

It pays to learn the Ten Commandments

Father fights for drug use in religion

More than words

Message of God arrives in stages