Five rehired umps resume careers at spring training
HAINES CITY, Fla. -- Bill Hohn joked with Kansas City manager Tony Muser at home plate, jogged past the pitcher's mound and took his position in the green grass just beyond second base.

Five rehired umps resume careers at spring training

Most American Indians don't mind sports names

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.

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.

Braves seek No. 3 starter

Surhoff prefers spot in outfield to first base

Braves seek No. 3 starter
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - He dresses next to Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine in the clubhouse, so it's reasonable to assume he knows the significance of following two of the greatest pitchers of this generation in the Atlanta Braves rotation.

Braves notebook
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - If John Smoltz performs as well in his closer's role as he did Monday, he should have a terrific season in 2002.

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.

Boomer skin care adds up to big dollars for industry

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.

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.

Business briefs

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Showing a determination to buy not seen in months, investors bid stocks sharply higher Monday with a broad advance that propelled the Dow Jones industrials up more than 200 points for a second straight session.

Airline resumes Augusta flights
By Monday morning, Bill Kemple had made it back to Augusta a day late and $100 short.

Magazine exec plans deal
A local real estate magazine publisher plans to merge his company with a modular housing venture in Tennessee.

Changing your address? Notify the IRS
Have you changed your home or business address? If so, you may want to notify the IRS to ensure that you receive any refunds or correspondence. The IRS is now using the Postal Service's change of address files to update taxpayer addresses, but you may want to notify the IRS directly.

Boomer skin care adds up to big dollars for industry
NEW YORK -- When lotions failed to smooth the crow's feet around Cheryl Hoover's eyes and restore the firmness to her skin, she turned to Botox, collagen and laser treatments to ease the effects of aging.

Betty Crocker coupon program updates itself

Avoiding the tax time squeeze

Recession offers opportunities

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

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.

Exercise good judgment on resume

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

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.

MSNBC gets lost in the crowd

Changing your address? Notify the IRS

Airline resumes Augusta flights

Dixon, Elder, get ACC weekly honors

Jags win title

Tuesday Tipoff

Kansas still No. 1, Oregon in Top Ten for first time since 1975

Conference tourney upsets shake up poll

Descent into tyranny

Fix gas deregulation

Pass-fail test is best

NAACP off track

'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.

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.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information.

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.

In the know
Parents, especially the ones doing the laundry, have an ongoing battle with nature.

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.

Age old question
I re-entered the work force after being retired for 10 years. Do you have any advice for handling the stress of the modern workplace? - B.C., North Augusta

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

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.

Show puts blind dates in the spotlight
LOS ANGELES - At their wedding-rehearsal dinner this month, Brad Gilbert and Wendy Czaikoski won't need to tell the story of how they met. They can just pop in a videotape.

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.

Monty says he shall return
LONDON -- Two weeks after saying he would quit competing in the United States because of excessive heckling, Colin Montgomerie has changed his mind.

Tiger loses again, this time in video golf
NEW YORK -- Surrounded by a towering Ferris wheel and a roaring life-sized dinosaur instead of bunkers and water hazards, Tiger Woods came up short again.

Monty says he shall return

Tiger loses again, this time in video golf

Scotland's Forsyth wins playoff at Malaysian Open

The Big Easy wins after a big battle with Tiger

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.

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.

Webb wins Australian Open in playoff

Georgia playoffs schedule

Blackville-Hilda faces familiar foe

Brentwood wins first state title

Canadiens 5, Thrashers 3
MONTREAL -- Oleg Petrov scored with 1:35 left as the Montreal Canadiens recovered from blowing a three-goal lead for a 5-3 victory Monday night over the Atlanta Thrashers.

Most American Indians don't mind sports names
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

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.

North Augusta credit union robbed
The SRP Federal Credit Union in North Augusta was robbed this morning when a man entered with a note and demanded money, police said.

Three severely burned in house fire
Three people were severely burned in a house fire on Forest Estates Drive this morning, authorities said.

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.

Solutions needed for school bus problems

Everybody wants to get into the act

Incumbents protect themselves with bill

Applauds sports at magnet schools

Wrong to use Daly in Tyson analogy

Teen asks, why is race a big deal?

Seeks support for legalizing deer-baiting in Georgia

'Chronicle' hit for publishing letter critical of Lincoln

Clinton-Gore caused recession

Walker's revamp bill is best

D.C. wrong to consider Tyson fight

Connell's plan draws support

Seconds Cheeks' revamp proposal

'Axis of evil' comment on the mark

Rec director reports Augusta checks volunteer coaches

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

America's fresh breath pursuit creates flood of new products

Daily TV highlights for the week

Luke Perry is ready to retire from stardom

'Survivor': Love at first landing

Age old question

In the know

Show puts blind dates in the spotlight

'6 Feet Under' premiere rises to the occasion

Subscriber of the day

Ex-undertaker blames bills for body backlog

Around town

Proliferating city plans worry residents
Business officials, political gurus and civic leaders spent Monday morning listening to state legislators talk about how proposed legislation could change the way city government operates.

13 plead guilty in gambling, drug ring

Ex-undertaker blames bills for body backlog
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Things were never supposed to go so far. But money was short and the bills just stacked up.

Officials say confusion surrounds security bill

Across the area

Park's building phase is started

Tiny community rattled by grisly discoveries

Three severely burned in house fire

Health training gets boost

Police accuse teacher of indecent proposals

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 South Carolina

News you can use

Authorities begin draining lake near crematorium

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.

Athens man builds Sept. 11 tribute

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

News you can use

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

Man will end car hood 'stunt'

Officials agree to increase

Hodges seeks protections for border state players

Airline resumes flights at Augusta

North Augusta credit union robbed

Across the area
Police have increased patrols around Richmond County schools after a man exposed himself Monday to two girls as they walked to class.

Account could help workers

Athens man builds Sept. 11 tribute
ATHENS, Ga. - In the Deep South, far from ground zero, Bob Hart is turning his front yard into a memorial to Sept. 11.

Legislature rests before tackling budget

Tiny community rattled by grisly discoveries
NOBLE, Ga. -- It is hard to find anyone here who hasn't been around for two decades, or two generations, or a lifetime. Yet, this is a community of strangers.

Across the area

Proliferating city plans worry residents

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

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.

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

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.

Subscriber of the day

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

Man will end car hood 'stunt'
Jimmy Davison says he has driven home his point about city green space funds and plans to haul off the car hoods that had been piling up on his west Augusta property for the past week.

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

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

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.

Park's building phase is started
Demolition in the 800 block of Broad Street is 95 percent complete.

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

Police accuse teacher of indecent proposals
KINGSLAND, Ga. - Eight days after a tutor was charged with molesting 12 Camden County children, a substitute teacher has been arrested on charges of enticing a Camden County High student for indecent purposes.

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

13 plead guilty in gambling, drug ring
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Thirteen of the 22 people indicted on charges of participating in a sports gambling and drug ring operated from the Edgefield federal prison have pleaded guilty, officials said Monday.

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.

Health training gets boost
LANGLEY - The continuing shortage of people trained in health care and the sciences has many people worried.

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.

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

Practice makes perfect

Davidson pupil takes academic honor
Anne Handley knew there was something special about Sandra Williams.

Pilot killed in Tomcat jet crash

News you can use
March 5, 1993 On Thursday the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission honored Robbie Lord for pulling two injured, bleeding people from a burning Piper airplane following a 1991 crash near Blythe.

Historic status is in danger

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Leland R. Moore of North Augusta.

Hodges seeks protections for border state players
RALEIGH, N.C. - South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges urged North Carolina leaders Monday to repeal a law that makes it illegal for residents to hold lottery tickets bought in other states.

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

Authorities begin draining lake near crematorium
LaFAYETTE, Ga. -- Authorities began draining a lake Monday near the crematory where more than 300 corpses have been discovered, fearing they might find more bodies at the bottom.

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.

Collector and creator

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.

Around town

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A Savannah woman whose 19-month-old son fell to his death from a hotel balcony was charged Monday with three misdemeanor charges related to the incident.

Expensive land will be auctioned

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH -The body of a Myrtle Beach woman has been found on a roadside in a wooded area just west of the city, police said.

Across South Carolina

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.

NBA suspends Kobe, Reggie for fighting

Hawks 95, Grizzlies 76
ATLANTA -- Toni Kukoc matched a season high with 24 points and Shareef Abdur-Rahim had 23 as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Memphis Grizzlies 95-76 for their second straight win Monday night.

Bryant apologized to team, but not Miller

First four-team trade for WNBA

Bryant apologized to team, but not Miller
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Kobe Bryant told his Los Angeles Lakers teammates he's sorry he has to miss two games. He's not saying sorry to Reggie Miller.

Kansas still No. 1, Oregon in Top Ten for first time since 1975
Kansas, Maryland and Duke were 1-2-3 in the AP college basketball poll for the third consecutive week Monday, while Oregon made its first Top Ten appearance in 26 years.

Dixon, Elder, get ACC weekly honors
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Juan Dixon, who averaged 24 points in two victories to close out the best regular season in Maryland history, was named the Atlantic Coast Conference basketball player of the week Monday.

Conference tourney upsets shake up poll
Upsets in conference tournaments triggered a shakeup in the AP women's basketball poll Monday, even as Connecticut continued its season-long run at No. 1.

Tuesday Tipoff
Reviewing and previewing college basketball in the ACC, SEC and elsewhere:

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

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.

Blank looks closely at Bucs personnel chief

Some players make their case at NFL combine

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

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

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.

Ms. Beverly Shelley    (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

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.

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

Mrs. Clara Lively    (SHELL BLUFF, Ga.)
SHELL BLUFF, Ga.- Mrs. Clara Irene Lively, 84, of Shell Bluff Community, entered into rest Sunday. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Botsford Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Dixon and Rev. Yonce Lively officiating.

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.

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

Mr. John Bell Jr.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga.- John W. Bell, Command Sergeant M

Mrs. Johnnie Smith    (BARTOW, Ga.)
BARTOW, Ga. - died on Saturday, March 2, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. Funeral will be today, March 5, 2002, at 3 p.m. at th

Mr. Willie Bennings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga.- Entered into rest on Sunday, March 3, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mr. Willie Ben

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

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

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

Mr. Clarence Boyce    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Clarence Boyce, husband of Doris Rollins Boyce of Augusta, entered

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 this Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m., f

Mr. William Branson    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, March 4, 2002 at his residence, Mr. William Andrew Branson, 82, of Old Louisville Road, Grovetown, husband of Mrs. Patricia L. Branson. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.,Thursday, March 7,

Mr. Martin Morris Jr.    (DEARING, Ga.)
DEARING, Ga. - Mr. Martin Morris Jr., 73, of Gay Circle, died Sunday, Mar

Mrs. Mattie Braxton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Sunday, March 3, 2002, at Beverly Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Mattie Bell Braxton, 1

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. Robbie Calhoun    (EVANS, GA.)
EVANS, GA. - Entered into r

Mr. Radford Powell    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Daisy Clayton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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. Horace Coleman    (SALUDA, S.C.)
SALUDA, S.C. - Mr. Horace "Jack" Coleman, 84, of Graham Street, the widower of Lizzie Simpkins Coleman, died on March 3, 2002, at his home. He was born in Saluda County, a son of the late Alice Coleman and Hardy Bouknight. He was a member of Ple

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

Mr. Virgil Coley    (CHAPEL HILL, N.C.)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Virgil E. Coley 85, Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, N.C. died Sunday, March 3, 2002. He was the son of the late John

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

Mrs. Jacqueline Derrick    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Jacqueline Cambron Derrick, 77, of Mount Calvary Road, Johnston, died Sunday, March 3, 2002, at Aiken Reg

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

Mr. Roosevelt Dicks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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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. Mary Fleming    (WRENS, GA.)
WRENS, GA. - Mrs. Mary Fleming of 103 Barton Street, entered into rest Monday, March 4, 2002, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by James Funeral Home - Wrens, GA.

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

Mr. Willie Gardner, III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Sunday, March 3, 2002, at the residence, Mr. Willie E. Gardner III, of Sturnidae Court. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are his father and

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

Mrs. Marie Garrett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Saturday, March 2, 2002 at Doctors Hospital, Mrs.

Mrs. Eugenia Lightfoot    (ORANGEBURG, S.C.)
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Funeral services for Eugenia W. Lightfoot, of Riley Street, Orangeburg, who died Sunday, March 3, 2002, will be held 11 a.m. today, Tuesday at Firs

Mr. Frederick Thurmond    (EVANS, Ga.)
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Miss Mary McAllister    (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga.-

Mr. Charles Holmes    (WINDSOR, S.C.)
WINDSOR, S.C. - Entered into rest Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at his residence, Mr. Charles Holmes, age 51, of Pearl Lane, Windsor. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at

Mr. James Phillips Jr.    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - James Stephen Phillips Jr., 23, husband of Cynthia R. Phillips, of Scarborough Drive, entered into rest Saturday, M

Mr. David Holmes    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
EDGEFIELD, S.C.- M r. David L. Holmes 57, of Beaverdam Street, Edgefiel

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

Mr. Robert Sweet    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Robert F. Sweet, 65, entered into rest Sunday M

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

Mr. Frank Wiland Jr.    (AIKEN, SC)
AIKEN, SC - Funeral services for Mr. Frank O. Wiland Jr., will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at 2

Mrs. Rosa Phillips    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)
KEYSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Rosa B. Wren Phillips, 91, of Hwy. 88, Keysville, entered in

Mr. Marten Balkema    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Jennie Ryans    (NEWARK, N.J.)
NEWARK, N.J. - Ms. Jennie D. Ryans, 82, entered into rest on Wednesday, February 27, 2002, in Newark, New Jersey. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at noon fr

Mrs. Ressie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest March 3, 2002, at Fores

Mrs. Rose Shepherd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Rose "Roly" Shepherd, age 88, of Au

Mrs. Kara Alcaraz    (KENNESAW, Ga.)
KENNESAW, Ga.- Entered into rest February 28, 2002, Mrs. Kara C. Alcaraz, wife of D

Mr. Donald Shuford    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -Entered into rest on Monday, Mr. Donald Gene Shuford, husband of the late Mrs. Melissa Bardeen Shuford, of Deans Drive. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. Hatcher Funeral Home, Langley.

Mrs. Dorothy Armstrong    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga.- Entered into rest March 3, 2002 at St. Joseph Hospital. Mrs. Dorothy Williams Armstrong, 95, of Augusta, wife of the late John Francis Armstrong. The f

Mrs. Dora Stoetzel    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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. Nell Kicklighter    (RICHMOND HILL, Ga.)
RICHMOND HILL, Ga. - Funeral services for Nell Warren "Nana" Kicklighter, 91, formerly of Savannah, who died March 3, 2002, the widow of Lethridge R. Kicklighter, will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Free Will Ba

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. Dora Stoetzel    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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. Bruce Wingate Sr.    (AIKEN, SC)
AIKEN, SC - Mr. Bruce a. Wingate Sr., 67, of Toolebeck Road, Aiken, beloved husband of Ruth Campbell Wingate, died Monday

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

Mrs. Sallie Amerson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Beverly Shelley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Featured obituary: Mrs. Clara Lively
Clara Lively was never able to realize her dream of being a teacher.

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

Mr. Robert Blakely    (COLLEGE STATION, Texas)

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

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

Mr. Lawrence Thornton    (MADISON, Ga.)
MADISON, Ga.- Funeral services for Lawrence Jackson "Jack" Thornton, 57, of Madison, formerly of Washington-Wilkes, will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Eastside Lord & St

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

Mrs. Dora Stoetzel (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Mary McAllister (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. James Pope (MYERS, Fla.)

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

Mr. Frederick Thurmond (EVANS, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. John Banks

Mrs. Dorothy Armstrong (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Gardner, III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dennie Arrington (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mr. Virgil Coley (CHAPEL HILL, N.C.)

Mrs. Dora Stoetzel (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Wayne McGahee (HARLEM, Ga.)

Ms. Beverly Shelley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marjorie Baker (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Robbie Calhoun (EVANS, GA.)

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

Mrs. Daisy Clayton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Lawrence Thornton (MADISON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Payne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Martin Morris (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Marten Balkema (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Blakely (COLLEGE STATION, Texas)

Mr. Leroy Daniels (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Armstrong (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Rosa Phillips (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ressie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Roosevelt Dicks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Branson (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ms. Jennie Ryans (NEWARK, N.J.)

Mrs. Kara Alcaraz (KENNESAW, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Boyce (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Fleming (WRENS, GA.)

Mrs. Ressie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Mason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bruce Wingate Sr. (AIKEN, SC)

Mr. Charles Holmes (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mrs. Rose Shepherd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nell Kicklighter (RICHMOND HILL, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Garrett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Veda Reeves (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara Lively (SHELL BLUFF, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Phillips (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Eugenia Lightfoot (ORANGEBURG, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Sweet (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mattie Braxton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stacey Holloway (DAHLONEGA, Ga.)

Mrs. Johnnie Smith (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Dicks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Bennings (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sallie Amerson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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.

Applauds sports at magnet schools
It's a pleasant and almost totally unexpected pleasure to see the sports programs starting up at the magnet schools. I have a son at A.R. Johnson, and I was shocked when he told us he was joining the soccer team. The school even provided uniforms. Neal Campbell, Hephzibah, Ga.

'Chronicle' hit for publishing letter critical of Lincoln
Milton Gresham's Feb. 26 letter, "Lincoln was bad for the nation," presents reconstructionist drivel claiming President Abraham Lincoln was a "homosexual" and responsible for the Civil War. David Szerlip, Martinez, Ga.

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.

Pass-fail test is best
Georgia educators are getting antsy as the state prepares to implement more pass-fail standardized testing in the public school system.

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.

Walker's revamp bill is best
Contrary to The Chronicle's Feb. 22 news story, state Sen. Charles Walker's, D-Augusta, bill in the Georgia Senate (calling for changes in Augusta's government structure) is mostly taken from the other two bills by state Reps. Sue Burmeister, R-Augusta, and Jack Connell, D-Augusta). Sylvia Littlejohn, Augusta

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.

Teen asks, why is race a big deal?
As a young student in America, I have often seen how racial issues have come and gone in my 13 years of living, and I constantly have to ask myself, why? Why is my race such a big deal? Why are people prejudiced? Why must someone hate another because of the color of his skin? Carmeisha Ne'Shel Miller, Warrenville, S.C.

'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.

Seconds Cheeks' revamp proposal
I want to echo Thomas H. Robertson's Feb. 27 letter applauding state Sen. Don Cheeks, D-Augusta. The most important features of Sen. Cheeks' plan (to restructure Augusta's government), besides giving a vote or veto power to the mayor, are addressing the abstention "habit" of certain commissioners. Mr. Cheeks would have all candidates live in the district they seek to represent, but would be elected city-wide. Raymond T. Rufo, Augusta

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.

Everybody wants to get into the act
Some comments on repairing consolidation and the Alexander Williams case : Charlie Connell, North Augusta, S.C.

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

D.C. wrong to consider Tyson fight
It is hard to understand why the nation's capital would consider sanctioning a boxing match for anyone like Mike Tyson. He's a criminal. There have been others in that sport who have been criminals, but they spent time examining their mistakes and raised their standards to live with society. Tyson is a repeat offender with total disrespect for other citizens, particularly women and society. Jim Brennecke, Martinez, Ga.

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.

Wrong to use Daly in Tyson analogy
I found your Feb. 15 editorial, "Ban Tyson in Georgia," disappointing because of its John Daly analogy, which seems grossly unfair to Mr. Daly. John B. Black, Augusta

NAACP off track
Thousands of civilians have been killed, a prestigious chunk of New York City lies in ruins, the nation is at war, the economy's been in recession.

Connell's plan draws support
For years, Augusta has benefited greatly from the leadership provided in the Georgia General Assembly by our own Rep. Jack Connell, D-Augusta. Consistently, he has protected our interests, served our needs and looked out for Augusta. Mr. Connell's stewardship continues, and it benefits all in our community. David B. Bell, Augusta

Marlin avoids penalty to win in Las Vegas

Williams beats Capriati in State Farm final

Overtime

NASCAR notebook

Overtime

Marlin wins in Vegas

Santoro wins Dubai Open

Tyson accepts D.C. invitation for interview

Crash on Orlando dragway kills racer
BITHLO, Fla. -- A professional drag racer died shortly after crashing his car at 200 mph during a race on the Orlando Speed World Dragway.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Overtime
Augusta State (14-4, 6-2 Peach Belt Conference) won Monday's doubleheader to complete a three-game sweep of UNC Pembroke (11-10).

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.

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

Tyson accepts D.C. invitation for interview
WASHINGTON -- Mike Tyson has accepted an invitation to come to Washington for an interview before the city's boxing commission, the commission's vice chairman said Monday.

Georgia playoffs schedule
Scores and schedule for the semifinal and championship games of the Georgia High School Association basketball tournament, being held at the Centreplex in Macon:

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

Blackville-Hilda faces familiar foe
As the clock wound down in Blackville-Hilda's 59-47 win against Great Falls last week, Hawks fans started the chant.

Blank looks closely at Bucs personnel chief
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Five weeks after taking charge of the Atlanta Falcons, owner Arthur Blank still hasn't hired a general manager.

Some players make their case at NFL combine
INDIANAPOLIS -- Kendall Newson made a name for himself at the NFL scouting combine.

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.

Activists say nuclear shift poses threat
BOISE, Idaho - Environmental groups contend the U.S. Department of Energy's attempt to reclassify residual nuclear waste could threaten aquifers in three states.

School reassures on meningitis
AIKEN - Redcliffe Elementary School operated as usual Monday, school officials said, while a kindergarten pupil remained hospitalized with a suspected case of meningitis.

EU ministers ratify Kyoto Protocol
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The 15 nations of the European Union agreed Monday to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on global warming, but failed to set their own emission levels of pollutants to meet the accord's targets.

Vaccine for Nile infection studied
Ray Davis knows what few people realize about mosquitoes in Augusta. The flying, biting pests are more than annoying - they can be debilitating and deadly. Mr. Davis found this out last year when he spent a month in a coma with the West Nile virus. He was one of six people in Georgia to get the virus, which left an Atlanta woman dead.

Another promising step along the genetics highway
Medicine has taken another promising step along the genetics highway, raising not only hopes, but the hair on some necks.

Spacewalking astronauts hang new wing on Hubble
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Spacewalking astronauts hung a new, blue solar wing on the Hubble Space Telescope on Monday, then flipped open the hinged 25-foot panel like the cover of a storybook.

'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?

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.

Jarvis Hayes plans to stay at Georgia at least one more year
ATLANTA -- Good news for Georgia basketball fans: Jarvis Hayes said Monday he plans to stay with the Bulldogs at least one more season.

Georgia opens spring practice in frigid conditions

Georgia splits doubleheader

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."

Jarvis Hayes plans to stay at Georgia at least one more year

Georgia opens spring practice in frigid conditions
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia began spring football practice on Monday, but it sure didn't feel that way.

Clemson 11, South Carolina 10, OT

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.

First four-team trade for WNBA
MIAMI -- The Miami Sol acquired forward-center Pollyanna Johns-Kimbrough from the Cleveland Rockers and sent forward Tracy Reid to the Phoenix Mercury Monday in the WNBA's first four-team trade.

Free money

Question of the week

Collegiate jump start
"I don't think you have a heart." It was not a comment on 13-year-old Jessica Gillian's emotional capacity - it was a wry observation from classmate Raina Hammack on her own ability to use a stethoscope.

'Wolf' is a bloody good time
In Brotherhood of the Wolf, director Christophe Gans invites the audience into a world of French aristocrats, spies, secret societies and courtesans. It's a story that seems fantastical and unimaginable, but it's based on true events.

Xtreme calendar

High-school thespians take Atlanta by storm
Students from 92 high schools attended the Georgia Thespian Conference held Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in Atlanta. Lakeside , Greenbrier, Evans, Harlem and Cross Creek high schools and Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School had students at the event.

Artist's corner

Pressure is on for band to find some originality
Pressure 4-5 debuts on the rock scene with Burning the Process, a CD with rock to spare - if only someone else would take it.

On the charts
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Free money
Chanel is offering a $1,000 shopping spree and a trip to a Paris fashion show to the winner of the 2002 Chanel New Model of the Year contest.

Collegiate jump start

Relationship can be destroyed by teen drinking
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM I've been going with someone since my freshman year. In our sophomore year, he started drinking. When he gets drunk, he's woman-crazy and acts like I'm not even there.

My ride

Artist's corner
Lacey Sombar, 13, is a Davidson Fine Arts School eighth-grader. She's been drawing for years and began serious work when she entered Davidson in the sixth grade. Lexy is colored pencil on paper.

High-school thespians take Atlanta by storm

My ride
Sean Seawright, 17, a senior at North Augusta High School.

Relationship can be destroyed by teen drinking

Xtreme calendar
The Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center, 1635 15th St., will offer after-school tutoring programs in math, science and language arts for $20 a month, on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 2.

Question of the week
Q: How old were you when you first had sex?

Your style
THE FACTS: Rodriqous Hawes, 17, a junior at the Academy of Richmond County.

Your style

Pecans blamed for house fire

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

Another promising step along the genetics highway

School reassures on meningitis

Common sense isn't a browser plug-in

Vaccine for Nile infection studied

Activists say nuclear shift poses threat