Dylan: exploring an icon's early work
SEATTLE - Among the letters, articles and artifacts at the Experience Music Project's new Bob Dylan exhibit is a September 1967 review in The New York Times. It begins: "It will be a good joke on us if, in 50 years or so, Dylan is regarded as a significant figure in English poetry."

Dylan: exploring an icon's early work

Mischievous puppy might foil Christmas tree plans

Acclaimed French film banned from French festivals
PARIS - Never mind that Jean-Pierre Jeunet's new film is a French story filmed in the French language featuring one of France's biggest actresses.

Showbar goes from serving drinks to serving Thanksgiving dinners
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A northeast Florida bar known for its bikini-clad dancers opened its doors Thursday to serve Thanksgiving meals to the needy.

French cheese is world's smelliest
LONDON - A soft, pungent cheese from northern France has topped a British researcher's study of the world's whiffiest cheeses.

Travel search engines send consumers right to deals
SAN FRANCISCO - Like a lot of frequent travelers, Kevin Pollard relies on the Internet to save money on airfares, hotel rooms and rental cars. The quest generally took him to the Web's most popular travel sites - Orbitz, Travelocity and Expedia - until he discovered a new breed of specialty search engines that promised to dig up even better bargains.

S.C. holiday shoppers catch deals before sunrise
IRMO, S.C. - Long before the sun was up Friday, Karen Dawkins had finished her holiday shopping.

Company plans terminal in Augusta
A national trucking company plans to build a $1 million distribution center in a south Augusta industrial park.

S.C. holiday shoppers catch deals before sunrise

Chamber seeks to boost business in Augusta

Property transfers

Market craves holiday rallies

On the move

Bargain shoppers jam nation's stores
Pour the coffee into a thermos, put the mittens on, and line up before dawn with hundreds of fellow bargain-hunters.

Chamber seeks to boost business in Augusta
Here's a short to-do list for the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce in 2005:

Business licenses
The following is a list of business licenses in Richmond County from October:

On the move
Julian Hutchings has joined Keller Williams Realty's Augusta office as an associate broker. Dr. Hutchings has 18 years of real estate-industry experience as well as an extensive background in emergency and primary care medicine.

Emotions high as Nike targets Adidas
PORTLAND, Ore. - When Emma Agger turned 6, her father Simon, a diehard European soccer fan, decided she was old enough to watch the game in its native habitat.

Market craves holiday rallies
NEW YORK - December has earned a reputation for being a good time for stocks, a seasonally strong period when investors are full of holiday cheer and feeling flush thanks to year-end bonuses.

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Nov. 15-17.

U.S. goods face penalties approved by WTO
WASHINGTON - The World Trade Organization imposed penalties Friday on U.S. exports ranging from apples to textiles, escalating a trade dispute the Bush administration has struggled to defuse by unsuccessfully urging Congress to repeal legislation aimed at protecting American steelmakers.

Travel search engines send consumers right to deals

Bargain shoppers jam nation's stores

Business calendar

U.S. goods face penalties approved by WTO

Business licenses

Company plans terminal in Augusta

Retirement nest eggs too small, comedian warns

Retailers see pet owners spending more on friends

Emotions high as Nike targets Adidas

Retirement nest eggs too small, comedian warns
NEW YORK - Comedian Ben Stein is making the rounds in his trademark business suit and sneakers with a not-so-funny message for Americans: "People aren't saving anywhere near enough for a comfortable retirement."

Retailers see pet owners spending more on friends
When Bowser wasn't acting right, Freda Tylor found someone who could help.

Business calendar
Tuesday: Health-care cost-saving strategies luncheon featuring United Healthcare of Georgia and Admin America; will cover topics such as Health Savings Accounts and Health Reimbursement Account; noon at Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta. Call Serotta Maddocks Evans & Co. CPA s. for registration information at (706) 722-5337.

Turkey substitute is worth singing about

Turkey substitute is worth singing about
Someone put a fax from an organization called GentleThanksgiving.org on City Ink's desk last week promoting cruelty-free Thanksgiving feasts of Unturkey or Tofurkey, tofu or other vegetarian fare shaped like birds. Such substitutes could someday spare as many as 300 million turkeys in the U.S. each year.

Boston College tops Clemson
BOSTON - Craig Smith scored 23 points and Jared Dudley 17, lifting Boston College to a 79-70 win over future ACC foe Clemson on Friday night.

Rebels scramble Bulldogs

Rebels scramble Bulldogs
OXFORD, Miss. - Robert Lane gave Mississippi coach David Cutcliffe something to think about during the off-season.

Small college roundup

Grambling States wins battle on the bayou

Grambling States wins battle on the bayou
NEW ORLEANS - Ab Kuuan rushed for 126 yards and three touchdowns, lifting Grambling to a 24-13 victory over Southern in the Bayou Classic on Saturday.

Small college roundup
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Former Florida starter Ingle Martin threw four touchdowns to lead Furman to its first NCAA Division I-AA playoff victory in three years, 49-7, over Jacksonville State on Saturday.

Lady Pacers shock No. 1

Lady Vulcans play strong and prosper

Lady Pacers win big after big win

The NBA on wheels

Augusta's retail blues
Augusta commissioners really shouldn't need another reminder that the community they lead is deteriorating. But the Nov. 21 report by Chronicle staffer Adrian Burns provides it nonetheless.

What breeds terrorists?
Well, new research pours cold water on that theory. Interestingly, the research comes from what is widely regarded as a liberal think-tank: Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Augusta's retail blues

What breeds terrorists?

The NBA on wheels
A 13-year-old Sego Middle School student in an all-out tussle with a 12-year old on a school bus managed to trip the door handle and spill out onto the school parking lot, to be run over by the still-moving bus. Apparently, there were so many students gathered around the fight near the door that the driver didn't see the girl fall out.

Is anyone out there?
At least someone is trying to do something. But will it be enough?

Is anyone out there?

People in the News
LONDON - British police were searching for a woman suspected of breaking into the home of pop star George Michael.

'Cheers' actress home after brief hospital stay
LOS ANGELES - "Cheers" alum Shelley Long was back home after being briefly hospitalized because she took a dose of medication to treat back pain and the drug made her ill, her manager said Friday.

Eagles host New Hampshire in playoffs
STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern coach Mike Sewak wanted the Eagles back in the Division I-AA playoffs in the worst way.

Wildcats scratch out road upset
STATESBORO, Ga. - R.J. Harvey gave New Hampshire its first lead on a 52-yard run early in the fourth quarter and the Wildcats defense made it hold up for a 27-23 victory over Georgia Southern in a first-round Division I-AA playoff game Saturday.

Division spotlight shines on Georgia Southern
STATESBORO, Ga. - Only nine months ago, cornerback Roger King was being recruited heavily by Georgia Southern and Central Michigan.

Yellow Jackets might go south
ATLANTA - Virginia's schedule conflict with final exams could open a spot for Georgia Tech to appear in the Dec. 21 Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

Turnovers have undone Jackets
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia Tech comes to Sanford Stadium today bowl-eligible, but with an unspectacular 6-4 record. Georgia coach Mark Richt believes the Yellow Jackets' turnover troubles have kept them from having a couple of more wins.

Georgia on a roll against Georgia Tech
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia is on quite a roll against its state rival. The No. 8 Bulldogs have beaten Georgia Tech three years in a row by an average of margin of 25 points - including a 51-7 rout in 2002 that was Georgia's biggest win ever in the series

Ball's blunder: Jackets' QB tosses final chance
ATHENS, Ga. - Reggie Ball lost track of the downs on Georgia Tech's final possession Saturday, and as a result the Yellow Jackets lost their last chance at a comeback against Georgia.

Division spotlight shines on Georgia Southern

Eagles host New Hampshire in playoffs

Yellow Jackets might go south

Turnovers have undone Jackets

Georgia on a roll against Georgia Tech

Annika vs. Tiger highlights Skins Game

Most of Skins money on table
LA QUINTA, Calif. - It's going to be a rich morning today for someone at the Skins Game.

Most of Skins money on table

Annika vs. Tiger highlights Skins Game
LA QUINTA, Calif. - Annika Sorenstam is mixing it up with the men again, and this time the competition includes Tiger Woods.

North Augusta's Byrd commits to Georgia

Byrnes runs wild against Aiken

Georgia playoff schedule and results

Turnovers costly for Red Devils

Hawks roll on Burnett into finals

Foxes put Hawks out of playoffs

S.C. high school football playoff pairings

Edwards roots for former team

Campbell dispels retirement

Charlton ends Laney's playoff run

Losses end teams' shot at state title

S.C. high school football playoff pairings
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Pairings for South Carolina High School state playoff games (All games played Dec. 4 at Williams-Brice Stadium unless otherwise noted):

North Augusta's Byrd commits to Georgia
Augusta's prized Byrd has settled on a nest between the hedges.

Campbell dispels retirement
ATLANTA - News that Lincoln County coach Larry Campbell was contemplating retirement and returning to coaching next season caught many by surprise Saturday morning.

Foxes put Hawks out of playoffs
LAMAR, S.C. - The top two teams in Class A football met Friday with an opportunity to play for the state title on the line.

Georgia playoff schedule and results
Results from Friday's prep football games.

Byrnes runs wild against Aiken
AIKEN - You'd think the phrase "two-time defending state champions" would have been enough to catch Aiken High's ears this week.

Losses end teams' shot at state title
ATLANTA - It seemed as if the visitor's sideline had a vendetta against the best football teams from the Augusta area Friday at the Georgia Dome.

Turnovers costly for Red Devils
ATLANTA - Clinch County has won three state titles, and each time the Panthers had to go through Lincoln County.

Edwards roots for former team
ATLANTA - Former Washington County and Georgia standout Terrence Edwards joined the team sideline Friday.

Hawks roll on Burnett into finals
ATLANTA - Washington County coach Rick Tomberlin told his team two things after a 21-7 win over Cartersville on Friday afternoon in the Class AAA state semifinals at the Georgia Dome.

Prep football roundup
ATLANTA - Lynn Williams ran for 174 yards and two touchdowns, and Lowndes easily handled defending champion Camden County 30-0 in the Class AAAAA state semifinal Saturday night.

Charlton ends Laney's playoff run
ATLANTA - The game was on the line. The ball was in Robert Dunn's hands. The script of the 2004 season has read time and again that something special was about to happen for the Wildcats.

Mischievous puppy might foil Christmas tree plans
At my house, we don't really have that many seasonal traditions, but we do have some holiday habits.

Scouting builds strong leaders

School board is soft on violence
After moving to the area recently, and being very enthusiastic about the move, our children have been subjected to substantial violence in Richmond County schools. But more shocking than the violence is the obvious complacency of the school administration as well as the Richmond County school board. Shanie Scott, Augusta

Democrats unchanged, oblivious

Education system needs overhaul
I was shocked and delighted to read that the Columbia County school board is considering a radical, new approach to improving pupils' achievement by possibly allowing them an early-release day ("Plan may cut short school day," Nov. 21). I think we're on the right track here. Tonya Lee, Hephzibah

Bush's 2nd term means disaster
The result of our recent election has only confirmed my deepest fear: The average person is an idiot, and government by the people is government by idiots. I am now a confirmed monarchist. God save the king! Perhaps Queen Elizabeth II can spare one of her children to come rule over us. Anything would have to be an improvement over President Bush....Jennings Rountree, Elko, S.C.

Scouting builds strong leaders
In response to the article concerning the Boy Scouts and the Pentagon, I would like to offer the following opinion. At a fund-raising dinner this past Friday for the Georgia-Carolina Boy Scout Council, I had the privilege of sitting beside the guest of honor, Brian Thacker, a Medal of Honor recipient from Vietnam who lives in Maryland and came to Augusta for this affair and to meet with local Scouts. I spoke with him about problems in today's world.Rick Mann, Evans

School board is soft on violence

Democrats unchanged, oblivious
The Democratic Party suffered rejection Nov. 2, yet Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe says the "party is in the best shape ever." Dr. Lowell Greenbaum, the local-party Boss Hogg, says the party is "poised to do great things in the area." His pride includes election of a man with a 142-count criminal indictment against him and who will most assuredly be convicted! Nationally, a few party members are trying to determine what went wrong, and assess the necessity for changes.Robert Smock, Hephzibah

Giddy children might find lessons under the tree

Holiday light tour returns

Occasion requires the correct arm

Bath and kitchen rehab costs recouped when selling home

Home's designer flaunts tradition

Ask Amy treats queries with optimism, respect

Home's designer flaunts tradition
A coat of yellow enamel on Lori Fisher's cabinet had a bubble here and there. The intended flaws could be enough to move the piece into the shabby-chic column, but she dislikes labels.

Occasion requires the correct arm
Dear Carson: Which arm should a gentleman offer when escorting a lady? - Lady in Waiting

Giddy children might find lessons under the tree
Shhh. Here's the Christmas secret parents don't want their children to discover. Those toys they are clamoring for just might be good for them.

Holiday light tour returns
The Augusta Chronicle's holiday light tour is back in business, so if you're planning to be using a lot more electricity come the beginning of December, we want to know about it.

Ask Amy treats queries with optimism, respect
Trouble arrives daily in Amy Dickinson's mailbox.

Clinton Library: Highlights and history
LITTLE ROCK - Visitors to the new Clinton library will find a full-scale replica of the Oval Office, an authentic presidential limo, a saxophone exhibit and a display of political buttons - including one that declares, "I LIKE SOCKS," a reference to the cat who once lived in the White House.

Bath and kitchen rehab costs recouped when selling home
Home may be where the heart is, but baths and kitchens are where the bucks are.

Homes Q&A: Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: I need a new garage door. My husband and I think a sectional door would be nice, but they are almost twice as expensive as the fixed kind. Any suggestions? -- Alice

North Augusta home tour benefits charities
Six elegant homes decorated for the holidays are stops on the 17th annual North Augusta Christmas Tour of Homes.

Saal steps up for Lynx in first home victory

Lynx game report

Lynx game report
STAR OF THE GAME: Goaltender Jason Saal stopped 30 shots during the game and all four in the shootout to earn his second shootout win of the season.

Saal steps up for Lynx in first home victory
Augusta Lynx coach Stan Drulia said Tuesday he needed one of his goaltenders to make a stand and claim the No. 1 spot.

Kid of the Day

Rants and rave

Empty Stocking: Costs weigh on mother of 3
A single mother in Augusta asks for help this holiday season to give her three children a wonderful Christmas despite financial trouble.

Columbia County growth panel set

Survey finds Augusta flag has few fans

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Reservists toil with retraining

Officials record tiny earthquake in S.C.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - An earthquake too small to accurately measure was felt by some in the Summerville area on Thanksgiving Day, officials said.

Car is prize at ASU game

Empty Stocking: Expenses lead father to ask for assistance

Spending time to save money
They call the day after Thanksgiving Black Friday because black ink represents profits for retailers, but black is also the color of the sky when many of the day's champions get their place in line.

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Continuing cuts to Medicaid could halt hospital programs

Post is set for largest troop expansion since Vietnam War

Civil War springs to life on canvas

In-house tutoring is available for pupils
Pupils at 15 needs-improvement schools in Richmond County can receive free tutoring in their homes through Georgia's Title I program.

Man says making syrup reminds him of old times

News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

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Car is prize at ASU game
Move over, Oprah. Augusta State University's men's basketball program is giving away a car to its fans, too.

News you can use

Survey finds Augusta flag has few fans
Off the top of his head, Augusta Mayor Bob Young said he can't think of any resident who flies the city flag in a front yard.

Columbia County growth panel set
The future of Columbia County growth and how it should be managed will be the focus of a new steering committee recently approved by the county's Board of Commissioners.

Civil War springs to life on canvas
AIKEN - Mort Knstler has made a handsome living as one of America's premier Civil War artists by capturing the small, fleeting moments of the major players of the conflict.

Across Georgia
ALBANY - If Georgians leave hummingbird feeders up through the winter, they might get visits from hummingbirds from as far away as Alaska.

Holiday history comes to life in three of city's oldest homes

Competition drives shoppers
Maybe it's some primitive instinct to go with the crowd.

Brave eaters attend yearly Chitlin Strut

Gay-rights advocate has a GOP past
ATLANTA - Chuck Bowen doesn't sound like your typical gay-rights crusader.

Fort Benning's growth has community excited

Continuing cuts to Medicaid could halt hospital programs
ATLANTA - Georgia hospitals could be forced to shutter some of their programs or close down altogether if a recent trend of shrinking reimbursements from the state Medicaid program isn't reversed, administrators and a hospital advocacy group say.

Agency opposes jailing minors

Across the southeast

Gay-rights advocate has a GOP past

Discount programs cater to seniors

Discount programs cater to seniors
Erwin Williams is a self-proclaimed bargain hunter. Each time the 83-year-old retired preacher and his wife eat out or shop, they ask if the business offers a senior citizens' discount.

Across the area

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Across the Southeast

Kid of the day
Today's Kid of the Day is Tionna Scruggs of Augusta.

Tree-lighting kicks off holiday season

Brave eaters attend yearly Chitlin Strut
SALLEY - Crystal Harris looked at the lumpy chitlin in her hand only briefly before taking a satisfying bite of the fried delicacy, leaving her fingers greasy and covered with the flaky coating that surrounded it.

Competition drives shoppers

Holiday history comes to life in three of city's oldest homes
While twinkle lights, talking Santas and plastic reindeer are a part of today's Christmas decorations, historians at three of Augusta's oldest homes are getting into the holiday spirit by decking the halls as they would have been adorned during the homes' heydays.

Across South Carolina

Reservists toil with retraining
FORT JACKSON, S.C. - Chief Warrant Officer Margaret Murray, who describes herself as "over 50," says her small frame and some old back pain made it difficult to fire her M-16 in a marksmanship refresher course.

Officials debate Evans median
Although the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to put a median on Washington Road in Evans, Columbia County officials say they want a major stretch of the thoroughfare excluded.

Across the southeast
MONTGOMERY, ALA. - A business executive and his wife were found slain in their home in a fashionable neighborhood near the state capital, and police said the killer might not have been a stranger.

In-house tutoring is available for pupils

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - New touch-screen voting machines are expected to be shipped next month to the state's remaining 31 counties.

Kid of the Day
Logan Aaron Woodward is today's Kid of the Day.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH - A search began Saturday for a Coast Guard man in the Savannah River, police said.

Across the area
Richmond County authorities have confiscated a gun from an Augusta man who shot himself in the abdomen Friday

Across the area
Augusta's second largest convention, the weeklong Signal Regimental Symposium at Fort Gordon, kicks off Monday.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - Black employees at a McClellanville health center have filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying they are not respected by the center's black director.

Agency opposes jailing minors
ATLANTA - State juvenile justice officials want to get rid of a program they say takes children who have committed minor offenses and locks them up with those who have committed violent crimes.

Across the Southeast
LAFAYETTE, LA. - The busiest shopping day of the year turned out to be a sticky affair.

Use of inmates' accounts has families angry
COLUMBIA - Families of South Carolina inmates say they are upset that prison officials are dipping into inmate accounts to help pay for a DNA database used by investigators to crack unsolved cases.

Post is set for largest troop expansion since Vietnam War
COLUMBUS, Ga. - With Fort Benning preparing for its largest troop expansion since the Vietnam War, barber Anthony Brock figures he'll be giving a lot more GI haircuts, or at least he'll have a steady stream of customers even when major units deploy for combat.

Fort Benning's growth has community excited
COLUMBUS, Ga. - With Fort Benning preparing for its largest troop expansion since the Vietnam War, barber Anthony Brock figures he'll be giving a lot more GI haircuts, or at least he'll have a steady stream of customers even when major units deploy for combat.

Empty Stocking: Expenses lead father to ask for assistance
Growing household expenses prompted an Augusta father to ask for help to give his son a merry Christmas.

Man says making syrup reminds him of old times
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - If it were true that a watched kettle never boils, Wayne Hutcheson would never get any syrup made, because he usually has an audience.

Tree-lighting kicks off holiday season
AIKEN - The 2,000 thimble-size lights that adorn the Christmas tree on Newberry Street sparkled with radiance as Aiken Mayor Fred Cavanaugh flicked the switch before a cheering crowd in downtown Aiken on Friday night.

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Use of inmates' accounts has families angry

LCL in ATL ends in need of CPR
ATLANTA - You could argue that they overachieved. You could argue that putting the LCL in the ATL is an accomplishment in itself.

Shockley fails to impress the fans
Georgia football fans got an extended sneak preview of the long-awaited D.J. Shockley era, and it was mercifully preempted by a test of the emergency put-the-injured-starting-quarterback-in-before-it's-too-late system.

AFLAC duck lands spot in 'Lemony Snicket' movie
LOS ANGELES - The fussy duck featured in commercials for insurer AFLAC is slated to pop up in "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" and a series of ads promoting the movie.

Trio regroups after Beyonce's breakout year

Trio regroups after Beyonce's breakout year
NEW YORK - Looking back at breakups of some of the great pop groups, the beginning of the end can often be traced to two words: "solo project."

Magic dunk Hawks

Bobcats chew up Hawks

Bobcats chew up Hawks
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The expansion Charlotte Bobcats nearly gave up a late double-digit lead again. This time, they held on and celebrated their third victory.

Magic dunk Hawks
ATLANTA - Growing up in Atlanta, Dwight Howard always wanted to play for the Hawks. Not anymore.

Lady Pacers win big after big win
AIKEN - When the next Division II women's basketball poll is released, California (Pa.) will not be No. 1.

Lady Vulcans play strong and prosper
AIKEN - When Greg Wilson watched USC Aiken upset No. 1 California (Pa.) on Friday night, his heart sank into his stomach.

Lady Pacers shock No. 1
AIKEN - Nola Grant scored a team-high 15 points as USC Aiken shocked No. 1 ranked and defending NCAA Division II national champion California (Pa.), 77-68 on Friday, in the Aiken County Merchants Classic.

Falcons still trying to prove they're an elite team

Coaches, friends square off

NFL Power Rankings for Week 12

Ms. Sylvia Bridgman Richardson    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Cora Lee Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Cecil H. Barnes, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Ronald W. Christopher    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Willie B. Houchens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Jesse Curry    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Josie F. Daniels    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
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Mr. George Oscar Dillon    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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Mr. Marion Dunn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Homer R. Williams    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
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Mrs. Irma Giles Veal    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
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Mr. Isiah Walker, Jr.    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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Ms. Ojetta Hill    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Agnes Cash    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mrs. Elsie Hunt Spivey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Harold Arthur Denny    (KNOXVILLE, Tenn.)
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Mrs. Ira Jean Scott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. John E. Bing    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Alfred H. Jenson    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)
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Mr. Bernard C. Gloster, Jr.    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mrs. Sara Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Theresa Youmans Baxter    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
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Edna "Bea" Jones    (WARNER ROBINS, Ga.)
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Mr. Willie James Nichols, Jr.    (BUFFALO, N.Y.)
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Mrs. Hattie C. Kirkland    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Edwin Haldon Johnson, Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Arthur Lee June Jones    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
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Dr. Justine W. Washington    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Grady Lee Cleveland    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Julia Burnett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Clara Mae Wilkerson    (STATESBORO, Ga.)
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Mr. Ronald W. Christopher    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Cecil H. Barnes, Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mr. Marion Dunn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Reginald "Tip" Usry    (THOMPSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Lee Edward Gillespie    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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Mr. Marvin Swann    (JACKSON, S.C.)
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Mrs. Betty Brant Barr    (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)
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Mrs. Marguerite Sanders    (YONGES ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mr. Louis A. Pellizzeri Sr.    (RIVERDALE, Pa.)
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Willie "Teddy" Strowbridge, Sr.    (WADLEY, Ga.)
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Mrs. Doreen Mavis Dunbar    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Marie Peak    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Juanita Moody Houck    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
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Mr. Thurman S. Norville, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Thurman S. Norville, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert Lee Roush    (AUGUSTA, GA)
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Mrs. Betty Posey    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Lorenzo Lamberth    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Nellie M. Robertson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Nancy Wilson    (SPARTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Cora L. Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Louise Murray Clements    (WASHINGTON, DC)
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Mr. Judson C. Thornton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Elsie Hunt Spivey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Ms. Dorothy V. Toms    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)
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Ms. Ojetta Hill    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Betty Toole Wood    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
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Mrs. Catherine Trimble Davis    (WRENS, Ga.)
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Mrs. Kathleen Martha Stevens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Agnes Cash (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Sylvia Bridgman Richardson (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Thurman S. Norville, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Juanita Moody Houck (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Elsie Hunt Spivey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thurman S. Norville, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Louis A. Pellizzeri Sr. (RIVERDALE, Pa.)

Mrs. Doreen Mavis Dunbar (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Edna "Bea" Jones (WARNER ROBINS, Ga.)

Ms. Dorothy V. Toms (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Kathleen Martha Stevens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Reginald "Tip" Usry (THOMPSON, Ga.)

Ms. Marie Peak (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Homer R. Williams (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. George Oscar Dillon (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald W. Christopher (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Brant Barr (SPRINGFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Toole Wood (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Ronald W. Christopher (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ira Jean Scott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Lee Roush (AUGUSTA, GA)

Mrs. Clara Mae Wilkerson (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Marguerite Sanders (YONGES ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Catherine Trimble Davis (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Jesse Curry (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Irma Giles Veal (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Willie B. Houchens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nancy Wilson (SPARTA, Ga.)

Willie "Teddy" Strowbridge, Sr. (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cora Lee Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil H. Barnes, Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Marvin Swann (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Nellie M. Robertson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Dunn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josie F. Daniels (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Harold Arthur Denny (KNOXVILLE, Tenn.)

Mr. Arthur Lee June Jones (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Betty Posey (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Dr. Justine W. Washington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie C. Kirkland (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Area sports announcments

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Augusta captain Chris Hajt was called up to Portland of the American Hockey League after Wednesday's Lynx game.

Area sports announcments
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 are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Ohno takes gold in short track speedskating
MADISON, Wis. - American Apolo Anton Ohno and China's Yang (A) Yang won 1,500-meter races Friday night in World Cup short-track speedskating.

Overtime
In Louisville, Ky., Riddick Bowe plans to return to the ring in January or February after a shoulder injury forced him to call off a fight this weekend.

Outdoors calendar
aturday: Birding & litter pick-up at the Silver Bluff Audubon Center & Sanctuary begins at 8 a.m. Bring gloves and a lunch. Meet at the stork ponds. Lunch around noon at the education center. Call Paul Koehler, (803) 471-0291, for more details.<

First buck
specialFirst buckEight-year-old Franklin Perhonish took this eight-pointer while hunting in Richmond County. The nice deer weighed 165 pounds and was Franklin's first buck.[CAPTION]

First buck

Outdoors calendar

Collection could provide lifetime of learning
When I was 8, my family traveled to Kentucky to spend the holidays with my grandparents. We got as far as Nashville, where snowy weather on the highways ahead forced us to a motel.

Richmond Academy locks down Laney
A hard-nosed defensive effort in the second half helped Richmond Academy pull off a 70-52 win at the 11th Thanksgiving Basketball Classic hosted by the 100 Black Men of Augusta.

Coaches, friends square off
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - During his second year as defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers in 2000, Jim Mora began a friendly rivalry with Jim Haslett that endures today.

Steelers overcome rash of injuries
PITTSBURGH - Their right guard went down early in training camp, and their star inside linebacker followed shortly after that. The veteran quarterback joined the injury list two games into the season, and their Pro Bowl nose tackle, top cornerback and best running back followed.

NFL Power Rankings for Week 12
Every week of the season, The Augusta Chronicle's Raymond Beasock will rank the pro teams.

Falcons still trying to prove they're an elite team
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have a record that puts them among the NFL's elite.

Religion news in brief
SALT LAKE CITY - Two leading conservative Protestants, author-evangelist Ravi Zacharias and Fuller Theological Seminary President Richard Mouw, preached at the Tabernacle on Temple Square, the first time non-Mormons had spoken there in 105 years.

Church traditions bring communities together
The mood of the annual hanging of the greens service that opens the Christmas season for several Augusta-area congregations is less glitz and more sing-along. It was planned that way.

Scandal puts focus on cardinal, whose legacy may be at stake
LOS ANGELES - Speaking with a compassion born from years of working with the migrant poor, Cardinal Roger Mahony addressed a crowd in English and Spanish last spring as he paid tribute to the late labor activist Cesar Chavez.

Faith digest
Golden crowns for the Three Wise Men, images of the Madonna and Child and other ornaments treasured for their Christian symbolism will be featured on the Religion page on Christmas Day.

Sales of religious-themed cards pick up
A top-selling Christmas card for Belmont, Calif.,-based Meri Meri this year depicts an ornament shaped like a globe with the words "Peace on Earth." Its success was no surprise.

Dutch church union hints of Protestant drive to join forces
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - With each signature on a parchment document, a group of Dutch clergymen watched their churches pass into history.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. Send items to virginia.norton@august

Collection could provide lifetime of learning

Shockley fails to impress the fans

LCL in ATL ends in need of CPR

Sunday TV news shows lineup
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:

Kesley Grammer plays Scrooge on NBC
LOS ANGELES - Kelsey Grammer had to practice scowling in front of a mirror to appear convincing as Ebenezer Scrooge.

Sunday TV news shows lineup

Kesley Grammer plays Scrooge on NBC

'Cheers' actress home after brief hospital stay

People in the News

Georgia will pay tribute to special senior class

No. 3 Georgia tops Idaho

Georgia ends season with win
ATHENS, Ga. - It's cold and wet. There's 2:16 left, and you have a scant three-point lead in the regular-season finale against your hated in-state rival. The crossbar is a daunting 44 yards away.

Georgia will pay tribute to special senior class
ATHENS, Ga. - A soon-to-be three-time All-America defensive end.

Bulldogs turn back Jackets
ATHENS - The tens of thousands of fans had every reason to leave Sanford Stadium at halftime of Saturday's game between Georgia and Georgia Tech.

No. 3 Georgia tops Idaho
HONOLULU - A quick start was all Georgia needed to get past Idaho.

Georgia ends season with win

Gamecocks, Powell stuff Owls

Gamecocks, Powell stuff Owls
COLUMBIA - The message scribbled on his wrist tape was simple, but it's been something of an enigma to South Carolina senior Carlos Powell.

Showbar goes from serving drinks to serving Thanksgiving dinners

Acclaimed French film banned from French festivals

French cheese is world's smelliest

Sales of religious-themed cards pick up

Religion news in brief

Dutch church union hints of Protestant drive to join forces

Faith calendar

Scandal puts focus on cardinal, whose legacy may be at stake

Church traditions bring communities together

Faith digest