Braves notes: Avery takes next step in rehab process

Hickory tops Augusta, 8-1

Dodgers rally to beat Mets; Mac goes deep

Vanderbilt tops UGA

Reed pitches Mets to win

Jaguars, Pacers split doubleheader

Jordan on DL; Braves recall Hunter

HR mark is going, going ...

Galarraga saves Braves again with slam

Augusta suffers 3rd straight loss

Indians cruise past Devil Rays

O'Neill's double propels Yankees

Mulholland disappointing in Braves' loss

Warriors' Norton headed to ABAC

Hamilton worried about toe

Braves notes: Avery takes next step in rehab process

Nickname grew from the truth

Pocket change

On the move
Kimberly Buckalew, a personal banker with Bank of America, has been promoted to banking officer.

Masters gear for sale online
The Augusta National Golf Club is not the only place to get Masters Tournament merchandise anymore. Now, you can click on to eBay.com and other sites to buy stuff that bears the exclusive club's logo.

Endorsements lucrative for pro golfers
This year's winner of the Masters Tournament will earn $750,000, a hefty sum by any standard but a drop in the bucket compared to what companies will pay him to wear their hat.

Endorsements lucrative for pro golfers

Pocket change
TAX TURMOIL If you've been dabbling in day trading, be prepared to spend a lot of time on your tax return.

On the move

Masters gear for sale online

Golfer's wine takes off during Masters

Business briefs: Nasdaq has big gain
NEW YORK -- The Nasdaq composite index ended a rocky week with its biggest point gain ever Friday as investors snapped up technology stocks with strong prospects for earnings growth. Blue-chip stocks turned lower because of weakness in financial stocks.

Golfer's wine takes off during Masters
One of Greg Norman's latest business ventures has taken off in Augusta. Greg Norman Estates wines, a Chardonnay and a Cabernet-merlot Coonawarra, are hot sellers at many restaurants and wine retailers across the area.

Business briefs: Nasdaq has big gain

O'Leary narrows decision

Banned booster to reveal ties

El-Amin to enter NBA draft

Discusses p.c. threat to free speech

Slams the Barnes education bill

Common-sense aviation bill

Sees America losing its 'soul'

Urges veto power for mayor

House right on organ vote

Blasts 'Gore tax'

Egg on census faces

Hits negative coverage of Skyfest

McDill still under fire; crazy vehicle policy

Protests blame placed on volunteers

Hits Sheriff's Department's criticisms

A historic first for Edgefield

Suggests model for air show

Chides ANIC; cites Mack record
Once again what was conceived as a program to better the housing and neighborhood conditions in Augusta's more downtrodden areas and, in doing so improve the quality of life, has turned into a bureaucratic boondoggle whose main purpose is to perpetuate itself.Robert McCranie, Augusta

Defends morality of non-Christians

What size is your master
Like monarch butterflies returning to Pacific Grove every fall, springtime brings the annual migration of azalea-loving golf-worshippers to Augusta.

Soaking up Spain
SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain -- It seems that everything about this nifty neck of Spanish terrain requires a wait. But when whatever you desire arrives, the wait seems well worth it.

Faithful to the tradition
Sister Margaret Mary Mohr bent over to examine a little boy's knee before sending him off with a lesson in playground justice.

Old family home gets modern touch
It's not the pair of towering oak trees in the front yard or the historic neighborhood that Laura Maxwell Hollingsworth likes best about her new home.

Easter programs offer audiences variety
White-robed angels of various sizes moved on and offstage Tuesday at Aiken Bible Church while other biblical characters rehearsed their parts.

Wearing the jacket
Men, women, children and pets slipped into our paper version of Augusta National's famous green coat.

Mayan civilization flourished for centuries
Centuries before Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World, a mysterious civilization flourished in the jungles of Mexico and Central America.

Faith Digest
The Celebrity Gospel Softball Team will be part of a family-centered event from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today at May Park, 622 Fourth St..

Comment can hurt a lady's feelings
Dear Carson: I find it offensive for a waiter or waitress to address restaurant patrons as "you guys." I am not a guy but a lady and a senior (age 68) at that. Am I too stuffy or outdated? -- Gal, Not Guy

Masters Week is 'Shad Week' for area fishers

Shad return to river

Devils top Panthers in OT

N. Dakota looks to avenge loss

Devils haven't even waited until playoffs to fade this year

Lynx's Chouroupov could return to lineup Monday

Lynx take 1-0 lead in 2nd round

North Dakota captures NCAA hockey crown

Lamarre, Ftorek find roles on ice

Nickname grew from the truth
Augusta has been known as the Garden City for as long as we can remember.

Old family home gets modern touch

Soaking up Spain

Easter programs offer audiences variety

Mayan civilization flourished for centuries

What size is your master

Faith Digest

Wearing the jacket

Faithful to the tradition

Port Royal's history buried deep in sand

Dress code part of school fabric
Like a pair of jeans, Columbia County seems to have broken in its stricter dress code. But that's not to say there aren't snags in the fabric.

Class grades to be made uniform

Senior runner logs many miles
He was a logger by trade and a marathon man by choice. Actually, he was a logger by choice, too, and one thing followed the other.

Colonial history sits beneath landmarks
HILTON HEAD, S.C. -- Gutierre De Miranda's home doesn't look like much. It doesn't look like anything, in fact.

Across the area: Bubble blowers to face off
Wal-Mart stores at 260 Bobby Jones Expressway and 3209 Deans Bridge Road will hold Dubble Bubble bubble-blowing contests for children 12 and under today at 11 a.m.

First Tee's progress is on par

Class grades to be made uniform
AIKEN -- Every high school freshman in South Carolina will be graded equally beginning in August.

ARMY BOX
Military minded

Opposition organized by retiree
COLUMBIA -- John Bradley didn't know he got a prominent mention Thursday at the South Carolina Statehouse when about 2,000 people gathered to protest the Confederate flag that flies on the Capitol dome.

Firm buys Savannah plant
SAVANNAH -- Kerr-McGee Corp. moved one step closer Thursday to becoming the world's third-largest maker of titanium dioxide pigment -- the powder making your whites whiter.

Hotels see increase in numbers
AIKEN -- The Masters Tournament guides were sprawled out on the front-desk counter, and the Golf Channel was glowing from a television in the hotel lounge Friday at Sleep Inn of Aiken.

Firm buys Savannah plant

Army challenges households
When her daddy left for Korea 13 months ago, Samantha Jenia was 10-months-old -- not yet old enough to walk and talk.

Colonial history sits beneath landmarks

First Tee's progress is on par
Most of the landscape work is complete, and by mid-April the grass seed will be planted, the sod will be laid down and the First Tee project will be that much closer to reality.

Hotels see increase in numbers

Mission to help area
ATLANTA -- The neighborhood around Savannah's defunct Charity Hospital could be described as the perfect test case for a theory popular with social advocates who think they might have found the magic bullet.

ARMY BOX

Across the area: Bubble blowers to face off

Storm downs trees, causes brief outages
Albert Rosenthal returned from the Masters Tournament to his home in the 2900 block of Stratford Drive on Saturday to find an 80-foot tree lying in his front yard.

Child's life uncertain after crash

Across the area: Group uses pistol while stealing CDs
A group of men used a long-barreled pistol to take their pick of CDs at Sound Selective Music on Saturday afternoon, according to Richmond County Sheriff's Department.

Long agenda awaits Ethics Commission

Courthouse security increases
AIKEN -- By the end of May, people with business at the Aiken County Courthouse will have to submit to security checks before entering the building.

Party lines blurred by candidates
ATLANTA -- Perhaps only political junkies will read this story, and that might be among the reasons why traditional party-building activities such as canvassing, conventions and calling lists are giving way to money, media and message.

Inmate's father to keep home

Long agenda awaits Ethics Commission
ATLANTA -- The halls of the Georgia Capitol are quiet these days, lawmakers having gone home to their regular jobs and, later this year, to campaign for re-election.

Party lines blurred by candidates

Ex-servicemen seek benefits
For more than 20 years, Maury Rice held the front line against America's enemies.

Across the area: Group uses pistol while stealing CDs

Storm downs trees, causes brief outages

Ex-servicemen seek benefits

Virginia utility abandons MOX project
A Virginia utility company has abandoned an agreement to use a controversial nuclear-reactor fuel that would be produced at Savannah River Site.

Senior runner logs many miles

Mission to help area

Opposition organized by retiree

Virginia utility abandons MOX project

Army challenges households

Port Royal's history buried deep in sand
HILTON HEAD, S.C. -- Spain's first known settlement in what is now South Carolina was founded, ironically enough, by the French.

Courthouse security increases

Inmate's father to keep home
The local prosecutor has agreed not to seize an elderly Augusta man's property if he ensures that his quadriplegic son will keep marijuana and friends off the premises.

Child's life uncertain after crash
A newborn infant delivered in an emergency Caesarean section clung to life in an incubator Friday as the man charged in the death of the baby's mother was taken from a hospital room to the county jail.

Carter-led Raptors overwhelm Hawks

Hawks' struggles continue with sixth consecutive loss

Blazers defeat Grizzlies; Mavericks beat Clippers

Shaq-less Lakers routed; Hawks' struggles continue

Despite loss, Stallions remain upbeat

Browns concerned about tackle's eye

Stallions lose franchise opener

Ms. Cynthia McKinney
Ms. Cynthia Ann McKinney, 43, of Columbia Drive, Martinez, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, in Cozumel, Mexico.

Ms. Betty Riley
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Ms. Betty J. Riley, 45, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Briona James
Briona E. James, 3, of East Hall Street, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center.

Samantha Beggs
MITCHELL, Ga. -- Samantha Carol Beggs, infant daughter of Steven and Teresa Beggs, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. James Glover Jr.
Mr. James Glover Jr., of Lazenby Drive, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mrs. Josephine Heubel
SPRING, Texas -- Mrs. Josphine T. Heubel, 82, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at The Hospice, Houston.

Ms. Cynthia McKinney
Ms. Cynthia Ann McKinney, 43, of Columbia Drive, Martinez, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, in Cozumel, Mexico.

Mr. Richard Magruder
Mr. Richard Lamar Magruder, 93, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Lionel Blackstone
HEPHZIBAH -- Mr. Lionel Blackstone, 70, of Hephzibah-McBean Road, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Tony Lewis Jr.
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Tony Lewis Jr., infant son of Tony Lewis Sr. and Shawanda Robertson, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, in Augusta.

Mr. Horace Ashley
NORWOOD, Ga. -- Mr. Horace Raymond ``Ray'' Ashley, 44, of Massengale Street, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Elizabeth Porter
CHIEFLAND, Fla. -- Mrs. Elizabeth Maurine Porter, 73, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000.

Mr. H.N. Shurling
STILSON, Ga. -- Mr. H.N. Shurling, 85, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Savannah.

Mr. Anthony Anderson
DUBLIN, Ga. -- Mr. Anthony ``Tony'' E. Anderson, 45, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Fairview Park Hospital.

Mrs. Alice S. Dunbar
DUNBAR -- Entered into rest Monday, April 3, 2000, MRS.

Mr. Isaiah Williams
ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Mr. Isaiah ``Bosey'' Williams, of Brookdale Drive, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000.

Mr. Walter Kendrick
NEW ELLENTON -- Mr. Walter Kendrick, 75, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. William Robinson
Mr. William Robinson, 75, of Dupont Street, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Lizzie Mathis
Mrs. Lizzie L. Mathis, of 12th Street, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Anthony Philbert
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Anthony Philbert, 39, of Second Street, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Merle Dawson
COLUMBIA -- Mrs. Merle Gleaton Dawson, 84, of Blossom Street, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at Magnolia Monor.

Mr. William Owens
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. William Robert Owens, of Big Oak Drive, died Saturday, April 8, 2000.

Mrs. Julia Bostic
BARTOW, Ga. -- Mrs. Julia Gibbons Bostic, 95, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at Glendale Nursing Home, Wadley.

Mr. Charlie Wilson
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Mr. Charlie Terrell Wilson, 83, of West Gibson Street, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Lila Mock
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mrs. Lila Doyle Mock, 85, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at Screven County Hospital.

Katherine McBride
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Katherine Hope McBride, infant daughter of Chris and Shirley McBride, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. John Doolittle
Mr. John E. Doolittle, 49, of Forrest Drive, Martinez, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Dolores Ash
SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Dolores Woods Ash, 72, died Friday, April 7, 2000.

Mr. Emmett Maxey
UNION POINT, Ga. -- Mr. Emmett Richard ``Dick'' Maxey, 89, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mr. Joe Hunter
NEW ELLENTON -- Mr. Joe Hopkins Hunter, 78, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Kelly Miles
AIKEN -- Mr. Kelly Miles, 79, of Shiloh Church Road, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Edna Raley
Mrs. Edna Allen Raley, 84, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Evelyn Burch
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Mrs. Evelyn Burch died Friday, April 7, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta.

Mr. Frank White
Mr. Frank White, of Hester Street, died Monday, April 3, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Bertha Tollison
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mrs. Bertha Brooks Tollison, 85, of Corley Drive, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Mattie Rachels
SPARTA, Ga. -- Mrs. Mattie Lou Swint Rachels, 92, of Wiley Street, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at Hancock Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Isaiah Williams

Mr. John Doolittle

Mr. Richard Magruder

Ms. Betty Riley

Tony Lewis Jr.

Mrs. Dolores Ash

Mrs. Elizabeth Porter

Mr. Horace Ashley

Mr. Walter Kendrick

Mrs. Lila Mock

Briona James

Katherine McBride

Mrs. Lizzie Mathis

Mrs. Julia Bostic

Mr. H.N. Shurling

Mr. Anthony Philbert

Mr. Emmett Maxey

Mr. Frank White

Mrs. Evelyn Burch

Mrs. Merle Dawson

Mr. Lionel Blackstone

Samantha Beggs

Mrs. Mattie Rachels

Mrs. Alice S. Dunbar

Mastering those senior moments
THERE IS something about this time of the year in Augusta which makes me feel very mortal, more so than usual, I think.

Hits Sheriff's Department's criticisms
An April 3 front page story started with the Skyfest officials stating the event was a success. Give us a break. Joe Sellars, Martinez

Common-sense aviation bill
Shouldn't a national policy be established to protect general aviation landing strips, especially in rural areas, from neglect or sudden closure while preserving Federal Aviation Administration jurisdiction over aviation?

Scolds mayor for traffic mix-up
I don't think Augusta Mayor Bob Young realizes how arrogant he came across in his advice to people trying to attend the airshow. ``Come early,'' he says. ``You should know better,'' he scolds. Joel Cheek, Augusta

House right on organ vote
Generally speaking, localities are more effective at handling their problems than the federal government, because local folks have a better handle on their community's needs than bureaucrats sitting in Washington.

Anti-free market power play
Did you know that under current law, the federal government subsidizes state and municipal electric utilities by exempting them from some taxes?

A historic first for Edgefield
After two long years of fussin' and fightin' with a band of zoning opponents, the Edgefield County Council finally bit the bullet Tuesday, voting 4-1 to bring a zoning ordinance to the county for the first time ever.

Supports truckers in parking flap
In response to the letter from the president of the Fairington/Town and Country Neighborhood Association, I find no problem whatsoever with a trucker parking his vehicle (not the trailer) at his home. Thomas Canan, Augusta

Chides ANIC; cites Mack record
Once again what was conceived as a program to better the housing and neighborhood conditions in Augusta's more downtrodden areas and, in doing so improve the quality of life, has turned into a bureaucratic boondoggle whose main purpose is to perpetuate itself. Robert McCranie, Augusta

Opposes changing school calendar
I am interested in my child's education. I am very active in our schools' parent advisory committee. Lori Reynolds, Harlem

Promises to do better for next event
On behalf of the city of Augusta and those involved in Skyfest 2000, I would like to apologize to everyone who was unable to attend the event on Saturday. Mayor Bob Young, Augusta

McDill still under fire; crazy vehicle policy
THE EXCITING Skyfest 2000 last weekend at Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field, featuring the famed U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the Army Golden Knights Skydivers and other aerial acts, was marred by massive traffic gridlock.

Protests blame placed on volunteers
As a recent volunteer for the Skyfest, I would like to express my gratitude to the other volunteers of the event. I met a wonderful group of devoted Augustans who took pride in their talents and gave up their only day off to work an event for our community. B. Thomann, Martinez

Slams hi-tech traffic system
Day three of Masters Week and traffic is the worst that I have experienced since moving here three years ago. Jacki Fernandez, Augusta

Mastering those senior moments
THERE IS something about this time of the year in Augusta which makes me feel very mortal, more so than usual, I think.

Suggests model for air show
If organizers of Skyfest 2000 in Augusta would like to learn how to ``do it right the first time,'' they need to go down to Beaufort today and see first-hand what it's like when it's done professionally. K. Brown, N. Augusta

Blasts 'Gore tax'
Walter Williams' March 6 Chronicle column revealed the nature of our regulated charges on our phone bill. He states it is a Gore tax instigated by the vice president and two Senate cohorts -- to advance their political agenda. Carl W. Rafoth, Augusta

Sees America losing its 'soul'
There has always been something great about this country of immigrants, as if it had a ``soul.'' We emerged from World War II as history's greatest superpower because of the indomitable American spirit and, I believe, through divine intervention. Hubert Baker, Aiken

Hits negative coverage of Skyfest
How unfortunate that The Augusta Chronicle chose to dwell on traffic congestion and restroom lines in its Sunday coverage of Skyfest 2000. Robert A. Young, Martinez

Discusses p.c. threat to free speech
In the March 31 editorial, ``Free speech threat,'' The Chronicle correctly opposed limitations on free speech imposed by efforts to be ``politically correct.'' John Culbert, Williston

Defends morality of non-Christians
In response to Ms. Teasley's question about what is wrong with Christianity, the simple answer is that there is nothing wrong with it providing one isn't trying to ram Christianity, or some version of it, down the throats of other people. Douglas Martin, Evans

Slams the Barnes education bill
We are very fortunate to have Linda Schrenko, Georgia's superintendent of schools, speak out onthe full impact of the Barnes education bill for 2000. Arlene Sprowls, Evans

Egg on census faces
Census officials who've been haranguing the Central Savannah River Area for having one of the lowest response rates in the nation should be wiping egg off their faces today.

Urges veto power for mayor
Augusta Commission members are able to write the laws they want, at any time they wish, and answer to no one. They are the ones who vote on any decision for the city, how to run the city, who to appoint to city positions -- things that affect our everyday life, and yet we have no one to check them if they step out of line. Michael Peters, Graniteville

Czechs take 2-1 lead on U.S. in Davis Cup quarterfinals

Overtime: Trippi early favorite in Flamingo Stakes

Reynolds keeps word by returning to FSU

Trippi posts one-length victory

Girls prep basketball stars are ready for next level

Rusty Wallace's 500th career start will come in front

Lakeside beaten in overtime

NASCAR, associates to offer internships

Overtime: Moraetes goes to 10-1 after knockout win

Notre Dame enacts manufacturing ban

Racing turns to academia for innovation

The Deputy wins Santa Anita

Project Quest offers guidance

Senate approves bill to clean up boxing

Montoya has eye on history

Older women with breast cancer have better chance of survival
Rose Byrne was 65 when she found out she had breast cancer. The news hit her like ``a death sentence.''

Tech executives say government little help in fighting cybercrime
STANFORD, Calif. -- Threats from cyberterrorists have become almost routine at Oracle Corp., the leading developer of database software.

Research identifies gene structure of rice
ST. LOUIS -- Scientists have sketched a ``working draft'' of the rice genome -- a step that could speed up improvement of one of the world's most important foods.

Brain membrane patch causes disease
KOSEICHO, Japan -- At first, she thought it was a bad case of jet lag. Then her vision began to blur, and she got lost on the walk to the nearby post office. Her handwriting became childlike, and she was tormented by hallucinogenic nightmares.

Study: Estrogen therapy increase stroke risk
In a surprising reversal of prevailing medical wisdom, researchers conducting a nationwide study of women's hormone replacement therapy have warned subjects taking estrogen that they are slightly more likely to have heart attacks, strokes or blood clots during the first two years of use.

After Mars flops, NASA might have to cut back, official warns
Embarrassed by two recent launch failures, NASA might have to conserve its resources by developing a less diverse array of space missions to Mars, a high-ranking space agency scientist says.

Americans want more nukes, researchers say
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Most Americans support a strong nuclear weapons arsenal -- increasingly so over the last several years, say two University of New Mexico researchers who have surveyed public attitudes on the subject.

FDA approves stomach 'pacemaker'
WASHINGTON -- The government has approved a novel pacemaker-like device to zap the stomachs of a few thousand Americans a year who are at risk of literally starving to death from a mysterious stomach disorder.

After Mars flops, NASA might have to cut back, official warns

Study: Estrogen therapy increase stroke risk

Tech executives say government little help in fighting cybercrime

Brain membrane patch causes disease

Americans want more nukes, researchers say

FDA approves stomach 'pacemaker'

Research identifies gene structure of rice