Kent breaks wrist; Garciaparra homers

Kent breaks wrist; Garciaparra homers
Nomar Garciaparra made an emphatic return from his injured wrist. Jeff Kent broke a bone in his.

If your local newspaper columnist ruled the world

Odds and ends
HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- Bobblehead dolls are a popular promotion at ball games, but a minor league baseball team decided that Osama bin Laden's head doesn't belong on them.

Pecans blamed for house fire
ST. LOUIS - Dan and Cathy Dorenkamp were amazed to learn from neighbors pounding on the door that the roof of their house was in flames. But there was another surprise in store, when firefighters traced the cause to a bucket of pecans.

Jailed mobster's wife can't have his smuggled sperm
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A federal judge ruled Friday that a convicted New York mobster's wife cannot use her husband's sperm to get pregnant because she broke the law by bribing a guard to smuggle it out of prison.

Braves 3, Devil Rays 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Wilson Alvarez admitted to being unusually nervous for a spring training game.

Glavine still going strong in his 15th full season

Braves 3, Devil Rays 2

Surhoff prefers spot in outfield to first base
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - B.J. Surhoff never asked to be traded and doesn't plan to before camp breaks.

Surhoff prefers spot in outfield to first base

Glavine still going strong in his 15th full season
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Tom Glavine has had a near-perfect game plan for 14 years.

Maddux up to old stuff
ST. PETERSBURG - There will be days, Greg Maddux said, when he will fall far short of his own expectations. And he knows who set the bar impossibly high.

Maddux up to old stuff

Exercise good judgment on resume
"SKILLS: Mushroom hunting." Do you need a license for that?

'Chronicle' reorganizes business coverage

Avoiding the tax time squeeze
Accountants and financial planners agree that waiting until the 11th hour to prepare taxes is a bad idea. In fact, now is a good time to review income and tax liability. It could save money in the long run.

Pocket change

Debtors can get sticker shock
ATLANTA - People seeking help with credit cards and other debts should be on guard against organizations that charge high fees, consumer experts warn.

Fighting for the Fort

Footwear maker keeps 'Made in USA' label
SKOWHEGAN, Maine -- At a biweekly meeting at the New Balance athletic shoe factory, six members of a team called CS-39 work out a plan to become cross-trained in each other's skills.

Business calendar

Avoiding the tax time squeeze

Cell-phone upgrades are not always free and clear for consumers

Of mutual interest
NEW YORK - Wall Street's angst about corporate accounting has meant painful losses for many mutual fund investors. Now one of the fund industry's most influential and outspoken members is criticizing his peers for not doing enough to protect shareholders from scandals like the Enron collapse.

Debtors can get sticker shock

On the move
Georgia-Carolina Bancshares Inc., the holding company of First Bank of Georgia, announced the appointment of James M. Thomas as senior vice president and chief financial officer of both companies.

Recession offers opportunities

Betty Crocker coupon program updates itself
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- After helping generations of homemakers collect sets of traditional flatware and dishes, the Betty Crocker catalog is taking a slightly different tack: selling trendier kitchen ware.

Footwear maker keeps 'Made in USA' label

On the move

Volunteer income tax assistance available
Are you puzzled by the tax law and which credits and deductions you can take? If so, then why not take advantage of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program or the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program, both of which offer free tax help.

Betty Crocker coupon program updates itself

Fighting for the Fort
To some Augustans, Fort Gordon is simply that Army thing on the outskirts of town. It's Thom Tuckey's job to enlighten them.

Outlook brighter for Social Security

Outlook brighter for Social Security
WASHINGTON - The future of the monthly Social Security check may not be so bleak after all.

'Chronicle' reorganizes business coverage
If you pick up tomorrow's paper to read the Augusta Business Chronicle, you'll be disappointed. The Business Chronicle will be missing.

Exercise good judgment on resume

Cell-phone upgrades are not always free and clear for consumers
Q: I've been using a cell phone for a year now and I like my service, but I want a new phone to get some of the new services available, such as e-mail and Internet browsing. Why can't I just get a new phone from a store? They tell me I have to spend a lot of money just for the phone if I don't get a new service. I don't want to get another account, just another phone. What can I do?

Of mutual interest

Pocket change
For the first time since the DVD debuted nearly five years ago, DVD sales and rentals have outdone the more traditional videocassette format. There are 26 million DVD players in homes nationwide.

MSNBC gets lost in the crowd

Business calendar
Tuesday: Coffee Club; sponsored by Chuck Foster of Edward Jones; 8-9:30 a.m.; 264 East Gate Drive, Aiken; 643-0808.

MSNBC gets lost in the crowd
NEW YORK -- It's a unique form of torture for a television executive. His network often had triple its usual audience the last two weeks, but MSNBC President Erik Sorenson couldn't enjoy it.

Recession offers opportunities
As you try to stagger through 2002, think about the Chinese symbol for "crisis." It's actually a combination of two characters, "danger" and "opportunity" - and that's the best way to look at a year that starts with a recession and almost certainly will include a recovery.

Clemson women upset by N.C. State

Clemson women upset by N.C. State
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Amy Simpson scored 16 points, four on free throws in the final 43 seconds, as North Carolina State upset Clemson in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Clemson remains unbeaten
COLUMBIA - Khalil Greene and Michael Johnson hit two run home runs each Saturday night and Clemson capitalized on three South Carolina errors to down the Gamecocks 9-7 in a battle of nationally ranked college baseball unbeaten teams.

Georgia State women defeat Armstrong Atlantic

Gonzaga tops Loyola Marymount

New era begins with win

Pacers, Jaguars earn honors

Jags win title

Fix gas deregulation

Descent into tyranny

Turnabout, fair play

Quest for progress hampered by egos

First things first

'Survivor': Love at first landing
A recap of last week's episode of "Survivor."

Take cybertrips to a tropical island
Go scuba diving on a coral reef, swim at a wave-lapped beach, tour an old sugar plantation and spend a night listening to some outstanding local music. Do it all on Barbados, the easternmost island in the Caribbean.

Colonial castaway
CREOLE MOUNTAIN RANGE, Mauritius - Medieval Arab traders discovered this island but didn't stick around.

America's fresh breath pursuit creates flood of new products
ATLANTA -- The oral health aisle at any well-stocked pharmacy has become an armory: all manner of mint, spray, gum and strip to battle whatever stench has befouled your breath.

'6 Feet Under' premiere rises to the occasion
The oddball Fisher family returns Sunday night at 9 for a second season of HBO's mortuary-set drama "Six Feet Under," and life hasn't gotten any easier for them.

Arts calendar
SPRINGTIME MADE IN THE SOUTH: Craft show with more than 250 exhibitors 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; $4.50, age 12 and younger free; (800) 683-3772.

Love of home, land
When Janisse Ray left the junkyard where she grew up, she tried to leave her voice - a soft south Georgia drawl - behind her as well.

Tuesday premieres: 'As If,' 'Random Years,' Ozzy
It's one thing to be repelled while reviewing a new series. It's actually pretty common when watching UPN shows. But the network's new half-hour series "As If" (9 p.m. EST Tuesday) actually gave me a headache.

Designation stumps reader
Dear Carson: Does a man who is a "Jr." become a "II" when he has a son and names him after both his father and himself? Does this make the baby the "III"? - Designation Puzzlement

Luke Perry is ready to retire from stardom
Luke Perry is starting to feel his age. Only two years ago, he was part of the college crowd on "Beverly Hills 90210." On his new series "Jeremiah" (debuting 8 p.m. Sunday, March 3, Showtime), he lives in a world where the oldest occupants are around 27.

The price is right
Janet and Tommy Price didn't mind being the first customers of a new home-construction company, Grizzly Construction.

Judge courts readers with his first book
From starting law school at the age of 16 to passing the Georgia Bar at 20, Thomas M. Odom's life has revolved around law.

Home front
Changing the look or adding a splash of color to a room doesn't have to mean new furniture.

Daily TV highlights for the week
It was Sept. 11, and French filmmaker Jules Naudet was in lower Manhattan shooting a documentary on local firefighters when he heard a roar from the sky.

Virginia women defeat Georgia Tech
In Greensboro, N.C., Telisha Quarles' fast-break layup with 1.7 seconds to play lifted fourth-seeded Virginia to a 60-58 win against fifth-seeded Georgia Tech in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Saturday.

Atkins bails out Jackets
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Georgia Tech and Florida State kept heading in different directions Saturday. Tony Akins made sure of that.

Atkins bails out Jackets

Virginia women defeat Georgia Tech

Kingsmill event to switch tours to LPGA
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Professional golf will return to the Kingsmill Resort next year with the corporate backing of Anheuser-Busch - only women will replace the men.

The Big Easy wins after a big battle with Tiger
MIAMI -- A duel that Ernie Els never wanted turned into a victory he desperately needed Sunday in the Genuity Championship.

Role reversal for Els at Doral
MIAMI -- The score was so astounding in such difficult conditions that it appeared Ernie Els was playing a different game than everyone else at the Genuity Championship.

Scotland's Forsyth wins playoff at Malaysian Open
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Alastair Forsyth of Scotland won his first professional title Sunday, defeating Stephen Leaney of Australia on the second playoff of the Malaysian Open.

Role reversal for Els at Doral

Webb wins Australian Open in playoff
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Karrie Webb won the women's Australian Open on Sunday, beating Norway's Suzann Pettersen on the first playoff hole.

The Big Easy wins after a big battle with Tiger

Webb wins Australian Open in playoff

Hooters Tour event will feature prep golfers

Scotland's Forsyth wins playoff at Malaysian Open

Sorenstam wins Takefuji Classic
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii -- Annika Sorenstam birdied the first hole of a playoff with Lorie Kane on Saturday to win the Takefuji Classic, the Swedish star's second straight playoff victory.

Hooters Tour event will feature prep golfers
Instead of a concluding nine holes today, high school golfers will play 18 holes as they try to qualify for a chance to win a partial college scholarship in this week's Kandy Waters Memorial Classic at River Golf Club in North Augusta.

Sorenstam wins Takefuji Classic

Swainsboro claws past Laney

Brentwood wins first state title

Georgia prep basketball tournament schedule

Twiggs Academy beats Briarwood for state title

If your local newspaper columnist ruled the world
The Internet's an amazing thing. It's where I discovered I'm running for Congress.

Judge denies crematory operator bond
LaFAYETTE, Ga. -- A judge denied bond on Monday for the operator of a crematory where hundreds of corpses were dumped.

Augusta flight cancellations strand nearly 500
Eight Atlantic Southeast Airlines flights for tonight and Monday were canceled at the Augusta Regional Airport after an automated weather-observation device became inoperable, officials said.

Airline resumes flights at Augusta
Flights on Atlantic Southeast Airlines returned to normal by Monday afternoon at Augusta Regional Airportafter workers fixed a broken weather device.

LeBlanc juror speaks out

Solutions needed for school bus problems

Stop making mockery of capital punishment

Judges aren't above God's law

It's simple: Killers should be killed

'Axis of evil' comment on the mark

Clemency decision insults justice

Incumbents protect themselves with bill

Far from crazy

Rec director reports Augusta checks volunteer coaches

Seeks support for legalizing deer-baiting in Georgia

No second chance for the victim

No justice in Williams' clemency

U.S. justice favors the criminal

Fire paroles board, governor

Clinton-Gore caused recession

Designation stumps reader

America's fresh breath pursuit creates flood of new products

Judge courts readers with his first book

Luke Perry is ready to retire from stardom

Colonial castaway

'Survivor': Love at first landing

Take cybertrips to a tropical island

Arts calendar

The price is right

Home front

'6 Feet Under' premiere rises to the occasion

Tuesday premieres: 'As If,' 'Random Years,' Ozzy

Daily TV highlights for the week

Love of home, land

Lynx's Shepherd likes his moniker

Pensacola skates past Augusta
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Roger Holeczy scored a pair of power-play goals and former NHL forward Greg Pankewicz had a goal and three assists, as the Pensacola Ice Pilots defeated the Augusta Lynx 5-2 on Saturday.

Pensacola skates past Augusta

Lynx's Shepherd likes his moniker
How's this for the embodiment of old-time hockey? When Jim Shepherd played for the Richmond Renegades

Lack of funds threatens playhouse
AIKEN - Construction of Aiken's multimillion-dollar performing arts center will cease at month's end without a financial infusion of at least $150,000, according to the building's architect, McDonald Law.

Ex-POW worked to help others
As a first sergeant, Wade Waldrup spent two years as a prisoner of war during World War II.

Season, referrals fill hospitals
SAVANNAH - Why are Savannah's three hospitals so full?

Correction

Across the area
Heavy rain was blamed for a two-car collision on Gordon Highway early Sunday that killed an Augusta man and critically injured a Grovetown man, officials said.

Georgia tackles deregulation predicaments

Manager sends Stallions owner notice of debts
WHAT'S NEXT: The full coliseum authority meets Tuesday, when it is scheduled to decide whether to hire a private management company or run the civic center itself.

Lack of funds threatens playhouse

Historic status is in danger

News you can use

Senior programs offered
The CSRA Agency on Aging offers several programs for seniors throughout the Augusta area, including those detailing adult day care, home modifications, personal care aids, care in the home and others.

House bills focus on terrorism, taxes
AIKEN - As the Senate held debates on what to do with lottery revenues, legislation affecting everything from taxes to legislators' pay made small strides last week in the House.

Runway requires repairs
AIKEN - The secondary runway at Aiken Municipal Airport is one of those darned if you do, darned if you don't issues.

Across the Southeast

Account could help workers

County, cities spar over sales tax

Around the towm
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Teacher training program returns

Senior programs offered

Legislature rests before tackling budget
ATLANTA - The General Assembly has a couple of light work weeks ahead.

Officials agree to increase

Officials say confusion surrounds security bill
ATLANTA - Yes, the state can quarantine you in a hospital or your home if a biological weapon, such as smallpox, is released in your neighborhood.

Teacher training program returns
Yvette Thompson recently earned her master of business administration degree, but her true passion lies in the classroom.

Practice makes perfect
Tom Moczadlo takes his son Alex, 7, to ride his bike near Riverview Park in North Augusta. "Hopefully, we'll get those training wheels off soon," Mr. Moczadlo said Sunday.

Across the Southeast
SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. -The driver of a Greyhound bus that crashed on Interstate 24 last August has been charged with homicide and assault in the accident that killed an Augusta man and injured 44 others.

Collector and creator
Paul Gay isn't being anti-Georgia when he says he prefers the look of police cars in Florida.

Augusta parties with champion
It rained on Vernon Forrest's parade down Broad Street, but the celebration went on anyway Saturday for Augusta's welterweight champion of the world.

News you can use
March 4, 1983 One of the Langley Volunteer Fire Department's two pumper fire trucks was stolen late Wednesday night and found overturned near Gloverville on Thursday.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A 20-month-old boy died Sunday when he fell five stories from a hotel balcony in downtown Atlanta, police said.

Across South Carolina

Picketers brave rain to oppose banner
NORTH AUGUSTA - The cold rain at the Georgia-South Carolina border might have chilled the bones of some of the protesters Saturday, but it did not water down their message.

Augusta parties with champion

News you can use

Subscriber of the day

Correction
A photo caption on the front page of Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle misidentified the rank of Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jude Klena.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Robert Drayton of Evans.

Ex-salesman admits to drug deals
Dave Parker Anderson Jr., who formerly ran auto dealerships in Vidalia, Ga., and Statesboro, Ga., has pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges, authorities said.

Judge's challenge prompts changes in protective agency

Collector and creator

Around town

Subscriber of the day

Officials agree to increase
Columbia County's water and sewage customers will probably see a slight increase in their bills next month.

Legislature rests before tackling budget

Investigator, caseworker assist child

Across South Carolina

Augusta flight cancellations strand nearly 500

Pilot killed in Tomcat jet crash

Across the area

Practice makes perfect

Across Georgia
PATTERSON -A Pierce County youth was killed and one of his younger brothers was injured in a pre-dawn blaze that destroyed their family's rural home.

County, cities spar over sales tax
The two sides negotiating for the distribution of local option sales tax dollars are pretty clear: Columbia County officials want the percentages based on population numbers, while Harlem and Grovetown officials want percentages to stay at the level they've maintained since 1981.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -The state Forestry Commission lifted a statewide outdoor burning ban Saturday that had been in place since Tuesday, but the state still suffers under drought conditions.

New York chief thanks Augusta
The smile on New York City Fire Department Chief Brian Dixon's face expressed the gratitude of a forever-changed city and nation.

Investigator, caseworker assist child
George Williams wears a suit, tie and dreadlocks to his advantage.

Expensive land will be auctioned

Picketers brave rain to oppose banner

Historic status is in danger
Federal preservation officials first raised the red flag in Savannah eight years ago.

Season, referrals fill hospitals

County uses gifts to lure teachers
AIKEN - Officials say they hope cloth bags filled to the brim with gift certificates and discounts will again lure prospective teachers into Aiken County.

Subscriber of the day
Robert Drayton is today's subscriber of the day.

News you can use
MARCH 3, 1973: Two bills have been introduced that author Rep. Jack Connell calls "vehicles" for the consolidation of government within Richmond County.

Across the area
A 22-year-old Warrenville man died in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 1 in North Augusta early Saturday.

Across South Carolina
ROCK HILL -The South Carolina Republican Party will begin running radio ads in the coming weeks as part of a statewide campaign to reach out to blacks.

Expensive land will be auctioned
AIKEN - Ever wonder whether your dream house is a few dollars away

ASA cancels nine Augusta flights
Officials for Atlantic Southeast Airlines canceled nine flights through Augusta Regional Airport on Sunday and today after an automated weather observation device became inoperable.

Pilot killed in Tomcat jet crash
The Navy continues to investigate the weekend crash of a Tomcat fighter jet, which killed a pilot and injured a crew member after the jet launched from the deck of the USS John F. Kennedy in the Mediterranean Sea.

Airline resumes flights at Augusta

Account could help workers
Attorney Byrd Warlick has been appointed trustee to disburse $1.6 million to former King Mill employees who had retired on long-term disability, possibly by the end of this week.

Georgia tackles deregulation predicaments
ATLANTA - When looking at the problems with Georgia's natural gas industry, it's hard to find a better case study than 82-year-old Charles Washington.

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Officials say confusion surrounds security bill

Food bank serves up 20th year
Mike Firmin knows what it means to be needy.

Across the area

Vietnam veterans watch film
For John Rangel Jr. of Hephzibah, We Were Soldiers isn't just a movie.

Judge's challenge prompts changes in protective agency
When she arrived for juvenile court Feb. 13, it had been eight months since Patricia Lamar last had custody of her two youngest children: Kenneth, 1, and Keshawn, 2.

Ashes prompt concern
Shortly after Don S. Chamberlain died in 1994, his family wanted to pay their final respects.

Vernon Forrest's dreams have come true
Life has been a whirlwind for Vernon Forrest in the month since he became a king of the boxing world.

Hawks rally for win over Cavaliers

NBA suspends Kobe, Reggie for fighting

Atlanta guard out for the season

Atlanta guard out for the season
ATLANTA -- Hawks guard Dion Glover will miss the rest of the season after fracturing a bone in his right foot.

NBA suspends Kobe, Reggie for fighting
NEW YORK -- Kobe Bryant and Reggie Miller were each suspended two games without pay by the NBA on Sunday for fighting at the end of the Indiana Pacers' game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Hawks rally for win over Cavaliers
ATLANTA -- Shareef Abdur-Rahim had a subpar game. Jason Terry was shooting bricks. Still, the Atlanta Hawks won.

Jaguars advance to finals
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Gary Tuell pumped his fist as he left the court Saturday night.

Jags win title
COLUMBUS, Ga. - For the past two weeks, seniors Gary Boodnikoff, T.J. Ott and Jayme Johnson talked about winning a ring for the newcomers.

Gonzaga tops Loyola Marymount
SAN DIEGO - Dan Dickau flew through the lane and made a left-handed shot. A minute later, he sized up a 25-foot 3-pointer and swished it.

Georgia State women defeat Armstrong Atlantic
Georgia College & State continued its magical run in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament.

Lady Pacers, Lions receive bids
USC Aiken's Lady Pacers are going dancing after all.

Pacers, Jaguars earn honors
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Two more local Division II coaches were named coach of the year Saturday.

Paine captures championship
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Second-seeded Paine College used final-minute heroics by Colin Jamerson and Amos Brittan to win its first Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference basketball title since 1999 with a 52-49 victory over Morehouse on Saturday.

New era begins with win
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - From the empty red chair to the subdued public address introduction for his replacement, former coach Nolan Richardson was much in evidence when Arkansas beat Vanderbilt 81-67 on Saturday.

Fox: Panthers looking for backup to Weinke

Mr. Wayne McGahee    (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Entered into rest March 2, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mr. Wayne S. McGahee, husband of the late Mrs. Clonnie Morris McGahee. Funeral services will

Mrs. Alma Ellison    (PARKSVILLE, S.C.)
PARKSVILLE, S.C. - All funeral services for Alma Lucille Parks Ellison, age 87, who died March 1, 2002, widow of Robert A. Ellison Jr., will be held 3 p.m. today from Parksvil

Mr. Roosevelt Dicks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga.- Entered into rest Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at University Hospital, Mr. Roosevelt "Tag" Dicks of Thirteenth Street. Funeral service will

Mr. Donald McDaniel    (McCORMICK, S.C.)
McCORMICK, S.C. - Donald R. "Donnie" McDaniel, 42, of Route 2, McCormick, died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at University Hospital. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m.

Mrs. Helen Gunter    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Helen Gunt

Mr. Wayne McGahee    (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, March 2, 2

Mr. Stacey Holloway    (DAHLONEGA, Ga.)
DAHLONEGA, Ga. - Funeral services for Stacey Holloway, age 34, who died March 1, 2002, husband of Michelle Palmer Holloway formerly of Augusta, will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Banis

Dea. Tommie McKennie    (WADLEY, Ga.)
WADLEY, Ga. - Dea. Tommie McKennie died on Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at Glendale Nursing Home, Wadley. Funeral wi

Mr. Jack Blackmon    (BATH, S.C.)
BATH, S.C. - Entered into rest on Saturday, Mr. Jack Russell Blackmon of Bryan Drive. He was born in Aiken, to the late Ernest and Ellie Ford Blackmon and was prec

Mrs. Erika McKenzie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. -

Mrs. Marjorie Baker    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga.

Mrs. Etheleen Patterson    (GREENWOOD, S.C.)
GREENWOOD, S.C. - Funeral services for Etheleen Gable Patterson, 82, who died March 1, 2002, widow of Allen North Patterson, mother of Jerold Patterson and Warren Patter

Mr. Robert Payne    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Wednesday, February 27, 2002, at the Department

Mr. Robert Payne    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George King    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr

Mrs. Dennie Arrington    (MATTHEWS, Ga.)
MATTHEWS, Ga. - Mrs. Dennie D. Arrington

Mr. James Fanning Sr.    (CLEMSON, S.C.)
CLEMSON, S.C. - Mr. James C. Fanning Sr., 99, died Saturday, March 2, 2002, in the Clemson Downs. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2002, in the Curtis Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery.

Mrs. Agnes Adams    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
CLEARWATER, S.C. - Entered into rest on Saturday, Mrs. Agnes Guin Adams, wife of Mr. Tommy Adams of 17 Chinaberry Drive. She was the mother of Keith Adams of Warrenville, J

Mrs. Mamie Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mrs. Mamie Carroll, 75, of Edgefield Road, entered into rest Saturday, March 2, 2002, at University Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Eva Woods    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marten Balkema    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Gilliam Walker    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Entered into rest on March 1, 2002, Mr. Gilliam Walke

Ms. Jan Cowles    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Ms. Jan Curlee Cowles, 51, died

First Sgt. Wade Waldrup    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Saylor    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. Willie "Bill" Saylor, 86, entered into rest March 3, 2002, at Carriage Hill Plantation Nursing Center, Aiken. Mr. Saylor was a native of Barnwell and a Navy veteran. Surviv

Mr. Lester Todd    (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Funeral services will be held today, Sunda

Mr. Eddie Marcum Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Eddie Leo Marcum Sr., 86, of Eustis Drive, Augusta, entered into rest Friday, March 1, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Memorial services will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at St. Bartholomews Episcopal Church in

Mr. Fredrick Thurmond    (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Entered into rest March 2, 2002, Mr. Fredrick O. Thurmond, husband of Mrs. Patricia M. Thurmond of Evans. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Thomas L. King Funeral Home.

Mr. Martin Morris    (DEARING, Ga.)
DEARING, Ga. - Mr. Martin Morris, 73, of Gay Circle, Dearing, died Sunday, March 3, 2002, in the McDuffie County Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

Mr. Henry Thomason    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara Lively    (SHELL BLUFF, Ga.)
SHELL BLUFF, Ga.- Mrs. Clara Irene Lively, 84, of Shell Bluff Community, ente

Mrs. Veda Reeves    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Funeral services for Veda Loretta McDaniel Reeves, age 93, who died March 2, 2002, the widow of Melvin McDaniel and Sanford S. Reeves, will be held by the

T.Sgt. (Ret.) Joe Reid Jr.    (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturd

Mr. Kirkwood Robinson    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Mr. James Kirkwood Robinson, beloved husband of the late Harriet Robinson, departed this life on Monday, February 25, 2002

Mrs. Janet Hofmann    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Janet (Mayo) Hofmann, 66, of Aiken, died Saturday March 2, 2002, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. A memorial service will be held tonight, Monday, at 8:30 p.m., at George Funeral Homes Historic Downtown Chapel 211 Park Av

Mrs. Marietta Reid    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Marietta Reid, 78, of Augusta, died March 1, 2002. Her body was cremated. A memorial service time and date will be announced later. She is survived by her

Mrs. Janie Dunnum    (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN, Ga. - Mrs. Dunnum entered into rest on Thursday, February 28 at University Hospital. A Burke County n

Mr. Stanley Quarles    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Stanley Alvin Quarles, 49, of Powder House Road, S.E., died Thursday, February 28, 2002, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Mon

Mr. Leroy Daniels    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Sunday, March 3, 2002, at University Hospital, Mr. Leroy Daniels of Boy Scout Road

Mrs. Rosa Phillips    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)
KEYSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Rosa Balle Wren Phillips, of Hwy. 88, Keysville, entered into rest March 2, 2002, at Keysville Nur

Mr. Robert Blakely    (COLLEGE STATION, Texas)

Featured obituary: Mr. John Banks
NORTH AUGUSTA - John Banks was never outspoken about his generosity toward others, according to his family.

Mr. John Banks    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. John M. Banks, 71, of Bunting Drive, North A

Mrs. Dennie Arrington    (MATTHEWS, Ga.)
MATTHEWS, Ga. - Mrs. Dennie Arrington, 83, of Campground Road, Matthews, entered into rest March 2, 2002, at Keysville Nursing Home in Keysville. Funeral service will be held today a

Mrs. Marjorie Baker    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Mrs. Marjorie Stallings "Margie" Baker, 77,

Mrs. Dorothy Armstrong    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Sunday, March 3, 2002, at St. Josephs Hospital, Mrs. Dorothy Armstrong, 95, of Augusta. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Platts Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Avenue, Augusta, 733-3636.

Mr. Roosevelt Dicks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Fanning Sr.    (CLEMSON, S.C.)
CLEMSON, S.C. -

Mr. George King    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. George Perry King, First Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corp. retired, 82, of Lady Street, North Augusta, who died March 1, 2002, will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m., from the Stephen D. Posey Funera

Mr. Ray Lamb    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Funeral services for G. Ray Lamb, 80, who died March 2, 2002, the husband of Sybil Amerson Lamb, the father

Mr. Eddie Marcum Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Eddie Leo Marcum Sr., 86, of Eustis Drive, Augusta, entered into rest Friday, March 1, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Memorial services will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at St. Bartholomews Episcopal Church in

Mr. Robert Key    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest

Mr. Frederick Thurmond    (EVANS, Ga.)
EV

Mr. David Joyner    (SARDIS, Ga.)
SARDIS, Ga. - Mr. David Lee Joyner, 72, of Screven Street, died Thursday, February 28, 2002, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today, March 3, 2002, at DeLoach Funeral Home Chapel, Waynesboro, w

Mr. John Banks    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Carrie Glenn    (FORT WORTH, Texas)

Mrs. Rosa Phillips    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)
KEYSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Rosa B. Wren Phillips, 91, of Hwy. 88, Keysville, entered into rest March 2, 2002, at Keysville Nursing Home. Funeral

Mr. James Phillips Jr.    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.

Mrs. Lillie Searles    (McCORMICK, S.C.)
McCORMICK, S.C. - Funeral services for Lillie R. Tutt Searles, 83, who died February 28, 2002, the wife of Lonnie Searles, will be held 2 p.m. today from Pine Grov

Mrs. Delton Bryant    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
ALLENDALE, S

Mrs. Ira Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Ira D. Smith, 69, of President Drive, Aiken, ente

Mrs. Carol Farley    (BURR RIDGE, Ill.)

Mrs. Dora Stoetzel    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes Adams    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
CLEARWATER, S.C. - Entered into rest, Mrs. Agnes Guin Adams, wife of Mr. Tommy Adams. She was the mother of Keith Adams, James Adams, Treasa Wildgen, Penny Yaun and Julie Adams. She was the s

Ms. Beverly Shelley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUG

Mrs. Ressie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest March 3, 2002, at Forest Lake Health Care, Mrs. Ressie Senn Williams, 96, of Augusta, wife of the late Mr. C. Lewis Williams. Funeral services will be

Mr. James Smith    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. James E. Smith who died February 27, 2002, in the University Hospital, will be conducted this Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at 2 p.m., from Silver Bluff Baptist Church in Beech Island, Rev. Bennie

Mr. Fred Timmerman    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Funeral services for Fred Graham Timmerman, 87, who died March 2, 2002, widower of Louise L. Timmerman, will be held 3:30 p.m.

Mr. James Pope    (MYERS, Fla.)
MYERS, Fla.- Memorial services for Mr. James A. Pope husband of Mrs. Dorothea May Gorse Pope, who died Saturday, will be priva

Featured obituary: Wade Waldrup
As a first sergeant, Wade Waldrup spent two years as a prisoner of war during World War II.

Mrs. Etheleen Patterson (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

Mrs. Marietta Reid (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Erika McKenzie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

T.Sgt. (Ret.) Joe Reid Jr. (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Frederick Thurmond (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Payne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie Baker (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Dennie Arrington (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mrs. Alma Ellison (PARKSVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. James Pope (MYERS, Fla.)

Mrs. Eva Woods (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Searles (McCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. James Fanning Sr. (CLEMSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ira Smith (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. David Joyner (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Veda Reeves (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Stanley Quarles (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Fred Timmerman (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Roosevelt Dicks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Martin Morris (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Donald McDaniel (McCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. John Banks (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Fredrick Thurmond (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Stacey Holloway (DAHLONEGA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dennie Arrington (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mr. James Phillips Jr. (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Blakely (COLLEGE STATION, Texas)

Mr. Wayne McGahee (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Key (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Jack Blackmon (BATH, S.C.)

First Sgt. Wade Waldrup (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ressie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Phillips (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Saylor (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Wayne McGahee (HARLEM, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. John Banks

Featured obituary: Wade Waldrup

Mr. James Fanning Sr. (CLEMSON, S.C.)

Ms. Jan Cowles (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Marjorie Baker (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Kirkwood Robinson (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes Adams (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Payne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Phillips (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Marcum Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Carroll (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Ray Lamb (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Dora Stoetzel (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carol Farley (BURR RIDGE, Ill.)

Mr. Leroy Daniels (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lester Todd (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Marten Balkema (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Delton Bryant (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. George King (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Roosevelt Dicks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Armstrong (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Marcum Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Craig: Vocal opposition led to state parole board decision
This discussion of the decision of the Georgia Pardons and Paroles Board will not attack countervailing philosophies regarding capital punishment.

No second chance for the victim
I read on Feb. 26 that the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles commuted Alexander Williams' sentence from death to life in prison. This board needs a swift kick. Denise M. Beck, Martinez, Ga.

Seeks support for legalizing deer-baiting in Georgia
Regarding Chronicle outdoor writer Robet Pavey's Feb. 3 article on baiting deer ("Georgia tackles the great bait debate"): James A. Johnson, Evans, Ga.

Solutions needed for school bus problems
Regarding Ann Dalton's Feb. 20 letter, "Old yellow school buses put our children in danger." She does a good job of pointing out some obvious problems. Laura Smith, Lincolnton, Ga.

Far from crazy
I attended high school with Alexander Williams, and he is far from crazy. Dena Ingram, Augusta

Clinton-Gore caused recession
Regarding Anne Cook's Feb. 15 letter, "Republicans ruin American economy ..." the Democratic National Committee has been spreading the same drivel spewed by Ms. Cook for some time now. As I recall, it started about February or March of last year. Let's examine the lies: Kevin Wells, Grovetown, Ga.

Judges aren't above God's law
Regarding Alexander Williams' acquittal from the death penalty, judges have no authority above the law. They are merely servants to carry out the law. Rev. Timothy Fellows Sr., Augusta

No justice in Williams' clemency
Alexander Williams will continue to be provided for by the taxpayer. He will be clothed, fed and any medical needs will be taken care of. Yet, his victim, Aleta Bunch, never even got the chance to participate in her prom, graduation, etc. Her mother will never have closure to this horrible ordeal. Jeannie S. Rushing, Warrenton, Ga.

Fire paroles board, governor
If the governor of Georgia wants to keep his job, then he'd better clean house at the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Jim Gunn, Keysville, Ga.

Stop making mockery of capital punishment
In response to the letter on Feb. 28 by Lucienne P. Stec, "Killer's mental disorder is for real," the title says it all. Mr. Williams is a killer who happens to suffer from a mental disorder. Are his defenders trying to say that all schizophrenics are capable of rape and murder? How unfair to those who suffer from mental disorders who are not violent. Patricia Sims, Augusta

'Axis of evil' comment on the mark
President George W. Bush continues to be criticized by the media and Democrats for his "axis of evil" comment in his State of the Union address, but he was right on the money. Scott Bedgood, Martinez, Ga.

Quest for progress hampered by egos
With several "fix consolidation" bills flying back and forth in Atlanta, it's becoming apparent that most Augusta legislators finally agree: Something must be done.

Rec director reports Augusta checks volunteer coaches
Regarding the Feb. 18 editorial concerning youth sports, Augusta Recreation and Parks Department has conducted criminal background checks the past three years for coaches in youth sports programs offered by our athletic division. Tom Beck, Augusta

First things first
We agree with Augusta Commissioner Willie Mays: The city's garbage contracts have "kinks that need to be unkinked."

Clemency decision insults justice
I was appalled at the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles' decision to spare the life of murderer Alexander Williams. I hope they now think about its ramifications. Jodie L. Shiver, Grovetown, Ga.

Turnabout, fair play
The American Civil Liberties Union's extreme separation-of-church-and-state view has led it into fighting to remove any display of religion on public properties. The latest object of its wrath are the "God Bless America" messages that have blossomed since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Fix gas deregulation
In an election year there's not much controversy in the General Assembly. Controversy riles voters - and riled-up voters are unpredictable. Politicians don't like that.

LeBlanc juror speaks out
Regarding Alexander Williams case. The young man is obviously sick and needs help. Medically speaking, he was forced on drugs to help maintain his sanity. If he were not sick, those drugs would cause a chemical imbalance in his brain. Monjette Fonville-Felder, Hephzibah, Ga.

Craig: Vocal opposition led to state parole board decision
This discussion of the decision of the Georgia Pardons and Paroles Board will not attack countervailing philosophies regarding capital punishment.

Descent into tyranny
You'll never see a better example of the adage that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely than in Zimbabwe. In 1980, when Robert Mugabe became president of the nation once known as (white-ruled) Rhodesia, he was a model of a black democratic leader taking over a black-majority country.

It's simple: Killers should be killed
The first sentence of William Raspberry's Feb. 25 column, asking Georgia to not kill Alexander Williams, was almost enough to dissuade me from continuing. Rebekah Chapman, Beech Island, S.C.

Incumbents protect themselves with bill
Members of both houses of Congress pledged to support the U.S. Constitution when they took office. Yet it now seems they have forgotten all about the Constitution. H. Clifton Johnson, Edgefield, S.C.

U.S. justice favors the criminal
It should come as no surprise that Alexander Williams received another chance at life. The U.S. justice system almost always seems to place more value on the life of a criminal than the life of a victim. Stacey L. Hughes, Grovetown, Ga.

Overtime

Santoro wins Dubai Open

Burton wins again in Vegas

NASCAR, race teams facing a bumpy road

Williams beats Capriati in State Farm final

High school baseball capsules

Marlin avoids penalty to win in Las Vegas

Overtime

Marlin wins in Vegas

Polesitter Todd Bodine gets one-race sponsor

Columbia County's baseball programs are tops in state

In the know

NASCAR notebook

High school baseball capsules
Overview of local prep baseball teams.

Marlin wins in Vegas
LAS VEGAS - There wasn't any controversy with red flags in the final 10 laps of Sunday's UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. But that doesn't mean Sterling Marlin's victory didn't come without a lot of questions.

Overtime
USC Aiken freshman Paul Ferrell threw a two-hit shutout against Francis Marion, and Ashley Farr went 3-for-4 as the Pacers blanked the Patriots 7-0 at J.H. Satcher Field in Peach Belt Conference action Sunday afternoon.

NASCAR, race teams facing a bumpy road
LAS VEGAS - Todd Bodine has fought off the temptation to tell the world what it doesn't want to hear about the status and future of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.

Polesitter Todd Bodine gets one-race sponsor
LAS VEGAS -- Todd Bodine brought his unsponsored Ford to Las Vegas looking for a name to paint on his hood. He found one.

Overtime
In a new season with plenty of new competition, IRL champion Sam Hornish Jr. put himself in the same old position Saturday: atop the series standings.

Santoro wins Dubai Open
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Fabrice Santoro overcame flu so bad he went to a hospital for treatment to beat Younes El Aynaoui 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 for the championship of the Dubai Open on Sunday.

Hall of famers support events
Fourteen of the 24 living Georgia State Bowling Association Hall of Fame members were at AMF Masters Lanes Saturday for the Georgia State Bowling Tournament opening ceremonies. Competition began Saturday and will continue through March 31 at both AMF Masters Lanes and Brunswick National Lanes in Augusta.

NASCAR notebook
LAS VEGAS - Chevrolet's displeasure with the template rules turned to anger Sunday.

Columbia County's baseball programs are tops in state
Lakeside baseball coach Jimmy Smith thinks back a long way, and he's pretty sure he's right.

Overtime
USC Aiken freshman Paul Ferrell threw a two-hit shutout against Francis Marion, and Ashley Farr went 3-for-4 as the Pacers blanked the Patriots 7-0 at J.H. Satcher Field in Peach Belt Conference action Sunday afternoon.

In the know
Former Hephzibah and Clemson basketball star played for the Indiana Fever of the WNBA before being waived last summer.

Williams beats Capriati in State Farm final
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Serena Williams figures she owes her older sister a bunch of favors.

Burton wins again in Vegas
LAS VEGAS - If only Jeff Burton could run every weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Marlin avoids penalty to win in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS -- Sterling Marlin got the break this time, and took full advantage.

Trades deemed illegal
South Carolina authorities charged 21 people with 43 offenses last week after a yearlong undercover probe focusing on an illegal trade in live coyotes and foxes.

Outdoors calendar

Cooking wild

Outdoors calendar
All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Biologists make shocking discovery
AMITY, Ga. - Dean Palmer guides a wide jon boat into gusting wind - and speaks loudly above the drone of a gas-powered generator.

Animal rights activists, sportsmen find common ground

Animal rights activists, sportsmen find common ground
It's rare to see animal rights activists and sportsmen join hands for any cause, but that's what happened last week at Georgia's Capitol.

Biologists make shocking discovery

Cooking wild
Oriental fish recipes are some of the finest on the planet. After all, Asians have been cooking fish for thousands of years. This dish is as attractive to serve as it is to eat.

Twiggs Academy beats Briarwood for state title
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Brittany Joiner had to be propped up for the postgame pictures. She draped her arms around two teammates, while her dad held her waist from behind.

Georgia prep basketball tournament schedule
First-round results and schedule for sectionals in the Georgia High School Association basketball tournament:

Swainsboro claws past Laney
For the second night in a row, Swainsboro couldn't make its shots.

Brentwood wins first state title
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - What a grand finale.

Hephzibah, Glenn Hills advance to Final Four
ALBANY, Ga. - Hephzibah Lady Rebels head coach Wendell Lofton had no idea his basketball team would be celebrating a 68-59 upset of No. 3 ranked Columbus on Saturday.

Vikings bounce Yellow Jackets from playoffs
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Jamaal Brown did it again.

Fox: Panthers looking for backup to Weinke
GASTONIA, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers are in the market for a veteran backup to second-year quarterback Chris Weinke.

Vernon Forrest's dreams have come true

Museum of Holography offers art of the laser beam
CHICAGO -- Columnist Mike Royko died in 1997, so it is a bit disconcerting to see him in a darkened room, slowly turning around inside a Plexiglas cylinder.

Common sense isn't a browser plug-in
Every now and then we learn that human nature isn't necessarily improved when it's transmitted over the Internet - thieves and scam artists abound.

'Customer support?' Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha ...
Permit me space for a rant, but have computer makers suddenly, and without warning, sort of lost their minds when it comes to customer service?

Fight to control downloading heats up
From the halls of Congress to the footlights of Hollywood, the top leaders of technology and entertainment are turning up the heat in their battle over Internet piracy.

Closing in on gene linked to pancreatic cancer
Scientists are closing in on a gene that could be the culprit in inherited pancreatic cancer, marking the first time a genetic abnormality has been directly linked to the lethal disease.

Swedish scientists unveil new solar telescope
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Saturday unveiled what it called the world's second largest optical solar telescope.

Richt, Holt look to improve on past successes
ATHENS, Ga. - At this time last year, Georgia football coach Mark Richt had to postpone spring practice for a week because his coaching staff "wasn't ready to hit the ground running."

Tennessee tops Georgia in OT

Georgia splits doubleheader
ATHENS, Ga. -- Chris Cochran scattered 10 hits and four runs over nine innings, leading James Madison to a 7-4 win over Georgia on Sunday in the second game of a doubleheader.

Georgia splits doubleheader

Tennessee tops Georgia in OT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee senior Jenis Grindstaff felt someone step hard on his right big toe but kept playing. After the game, part of his nail was hanging off under his bloody sock.

Clemson 11, South Carolina 10, OT

South Carolina falters at end

South Carolina falters at end
COLUMBIA - Just after Mississippi State had sucked the suspense from the game and much of what life remained in South Carolina's season, an exasperated fan in the front row summed up the Gamecocks' mediocre plight.

Clemson 11, South Carolina 10, OT
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Michael Johnson hit two two-run homers to lead Clemson to an 11-10 victory against South Carolina in 10 innings on Saturday.

Pecans blamed for house fire

'Customer support?' Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha ...

Swedish scientists unveil new solar telescope

Fight to control downloading heats up

Common sense isn't a browser plug-in

Closing in on gene linked to pancreatic cancer

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