Concert calendar
LIL ROMEO, COREY AND LIL D: 4 p.m. Sunday, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $27; tickets available at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center box office, 601 Seventh St., or charge by phone at 828-7700.

Spooky movies reawaken ghostly fears
When I was a kid, I would pass an old house, covered in vines and perpetually dark, on my way to the school bus every morning. Over time, I convinced myself that the things that went on inside were not of the normal morning-paper-and-coffee variety, but cult ceremonies and dark carnivals of horror. And I knew there were ghosts. Lots and lots of ghosts.

Standing ovations
The Augusta Concert Band will present its annual Cleon W. Mauldin Memorial Concert with trombonist Wycliffe Gordon at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre on the campus of Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for students and free for university students and staff. For more information, call (803) 202-0091.

Concert calendar

Magical Mozart
While fellow students are cracking tomes detailing quadratic equations, European economics or literary metaphor, a cast of Augusta State University scholars, past and present, are delving into the disparate world of Mozart's The Magic Flute.

Singer has surprising maturity

Applause calendar
IRISH FEST: Irish-American Heritage Society event 6 to 11 tonight and 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; three stages at Riverwalk Augusta between Eighth and Ninth streets; performers include storytellers and fiddlers, Augusta Pipe and Drum, Augusta Irish Dancers and Bogside Zukes; traditional Irish food and beverages, merchandise and memorabilia, face painting and entertainment for children; food and beverage proceeds benefit Project Children, which promotes fellowship between Irish Catholic and Protestant children; 284-3600 or e-mail GallyND@aol.com

Ramblin' Rhodes: Star doesn't act like one

Musician has long love affair with the piano
The first time Chicago-born musician Bud Hudson sat at a piano, Franklin Roosevelt was occupying the Oval Office, the clouds of war in Europe had just begun to form and America was beginning to emerge from the Great Depression.

Magical Mozart

Video watch
JUST OUT: A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The One and The Last Castle

Wine and dine

Art galleries
GET LISTED: Send your art gallery or show schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, PO Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Spooky movies reawaken ghostly fears

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

Art galleries

Wine and dine
When Peter Knox contemplated renovating the dilapidated building on the corner of Ellis and Sixth streets, he was intrigued with the name "D. Timm" etched above the doorway.

Video watch

Singer has surprising maturity
It wasn't that long ago that Atlantan Corey Jerome Hodges was strolling the mall with friends and emulating his musical idols, people like Usher and Michael Jackson, in his bedroom.

Club calendar

Luck o' the Irish will stay longer in Augusta
Here's the bad news:

Applause calendar

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

Musician has long love affair with the piano

Ramblin' Rhodes: Star doesn't act like one
The Augusta Radio Co. in July of 1947 ran an advertisement in The Augusta Chronicle offering some new 78 rpm records.

Luck o' the Irish will stay longer in Augusta

Bonds-Sosa discussion turns into desert dustup

Young Bulldogs loss to Panthers
Lakeside opened up an early lead at home Thursday against Harlem, and that opened up the dugout turnstiles.

Reds rock Red Sox
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Dustin Hermanson gave up six runs in the first inning Friday as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Cincinnati Reds 9-7.

Baseball's president Beeston resigns
NEW YORK -- Paul Beeston resigned as baseball's president and chief operating officer Thursday, saying he hoped his departure will spark negotiations for a new labor contract.

Bonds-Sosa discussion turns into desert dustup
MESA, Ariz. -- This little desert dustup between Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa isn't blowing away quite yet.

If only women could hear what men really mean

Versatile DeRosa wants to be a starter
VERO BEACH, Fla. -- When the topic of how many positions he can play was broached, Mark DeRosa shrugged and offered a knowing smile.

Glavine picks Koufax's brain
VERO BEACH, Fla. - He was dressed casually, in shorts and a golf shirt, but make no mistake, every player knew who he was.

Braves' Sheffield won't face Dodgers

Indians beat Braves

Glavine picks Koufax's brain

Maddux pleased with second start despite four runs

Versatile DeRosa wants to be a starter

Braves' Sheffield won't face Dodgers
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Gary Sheffield will not return to "Zero Beach," at least not this spring.

Maddux pleased with second start despite four runs
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Despite allowing four runs in the Atlanta Braves' 6-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Greg Maddux was pleased with his second start of the spring.

Indians beat Braves
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Jim Thome and Bruce Aven each hit two-run homers Thursday as the Cleveland Indians beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2.

Braves fall to Dodgers
VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Kazuhisa Ishii struck out four in two scoreless innings in his U.S. debut as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Atlanta Braves 5-1 Friday.

Holocaust survivors restitution payments are tax exempt

Masters helps city lure biotechs
Augusta Showcase officials said Friday that 50 people representing 30 to 35 life science and biotechnology companies will be in Augusta for Masters Week.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Fresh signs that the recession might be over sent tech stocks higher Friday, allowing Wall Street to extend a rally driven by a steady stream of positive economic news.

Energy bill adds ethanol to gas
WASHINGTON - Bridging longtime differences between farm and oil interests, senators agreed Friday to triple the ethanol used in gasoline and to ban a fuel additive that has fouled drinking water.

Retail sales in February uneven

Holocaust survivors restitution payments are tax exempt
Holocaust survivors, their heirs or estates will receive the full benefit of any restitution payment made by governments or industry. Restitution payments are excluded from federal taxes and should not be included as income or listed anywhere else on federal tax returns.

Home mortgage points might be tax deductible
Did you buy or build a new home in 2001? Many new homeowners don't know that they can deduct points paid on home mortgage loans. The IRS reminds homeowners that this can really pay off because some home mortgage points are fully deductible in the year they are paid.

Paper mill shows advances in energy efficiency

Officials await big spending
The 2002 Georgia Games are expected to generate an economic impact similar to the $2 million to $3 million Augusta saw when it held the games in 1999, local tourism officials said Friday.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Wall Street played it safe Thursday, pausing for mild profit-taking even as more evidence of a recovering economy flowed in.

Greenspan: recovery seems well under way

Paper mill shows advances in energy efficiency
Augusta Newsprint Co. this week showcased the technological advances that have made it North America's most efficient paper mill.

SRS security owner changes
Savannah River Site's security force soon will be under new ownership.

Greenspan: recovery seems well under way
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Thursday that recovery from the recession "is already well under way," his most upbeat assessment yet as signs of economic revival piled higher.

Energy bill adds ethanol to gas

Retail sales in February uneven
NEW YORK -- Consumers inspired by unseasonably warm weather and new fashion trends went on a small clothes buying spree in February, raising hopes that they'll keep spending in the months ahead and accelerate the economic recovery.

Local Kmarts avoid closure
The announcement Friday that Kmart on Gordon Highway will remain open came as a huge relief to George Cooper, whose hair salon in the Kmart Plaza depends on business generated by the discount retailer.

'Noles oust Tigers in OT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Steve Robinson gets to coach another day. Larry Shyatt gets to wonder.

Clemson baseball beats Purdue
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Steve Reba pitched the third complete game of his career leading Clemson to a 5-3 win over Purdue on Friday.

'Noles oust Tigers in OT

Clemson baseball beats Purdue

Duke topples North Carolina

Ducks rally for win

Jaguars fall in first round

Indiana beats Michigan State

Huskies' goal is perfection

No. 11 Florida 81, Auburn 63

Tennessee beats Arkansas 68-61

LSU tops Vanderbilt

Poor shooting dooms Paine

Miami tops Georgetown in OT

Edgefield's mystery

Connell bill improves

Correction

The IQ factor

Mayor's race warming

No more chances

Delightful daffodils are spring's welcome mat

Delightful daffodils are spring's welcome mat
The earth-shaking news is that spring is coming. Yes, it is. Daffodils, Mother Nature's nod that she has not forsaken us, are already poking up through the soil in some areas and dazzling us with their sunny dispositions.

Cold spot may have injured many plants

Cold spot may have injured many plants
I really hated to see the unusually cold weather this past week. I am not sure what the official low was, but I know that in some areas it got as low as 16 degrees.

Georgia Tech baseball beats Winthrop
ATLANTA -- Kyle Bakker pitched eight strong innings, and Victor Menocal had two hits to lead Georgia Tech to a 6-4 win over Winthrop Friday.

Wake Forest defeats Georgia Tech
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The second-hottest team in the ACC ran out of second chances Friday night.

Wake Forest defeats Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech baseball beats Winthrop

Club tightens Masters security
A ban on cell phones and restrictions on carry-in items are among some of the security changes planned for this year's Masters Tournament.

Riegger holds lead in Honda
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Whatever the words are that he keeps repeating to himself, and journeyman John Riegger's not saying, they've been the right ones so far.

Road back can be difficult

Road back can be difficult
NORTH AUGUSTA - Life is certainly different for Jack O'Keefe and Vance Veazey these days.

Equipment issue garners response

Club tightens Masters security

Taylor's struggles on greens continue

Equipment issue garners response
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Honda Classic leader Brad Faxon said Thursday that some players would skip the Masters Tournament if Augusta National Golf Club ever forced the field to use a uniform ball.

Taylor's struggles on greens continue
NORTH AUGUSTA - The ball trickled past the hole, and Vaughn Taylor smacked the head of his putter, a symbolic ending to a frustrating day.

Emotions run high at Swainsaboro

Previous meetings

Rebels out for revenge

Wesleyan girls win Class A

Title run proves progress

NHL's ratings up on ABC
NEW YORK -- ABC Sports' NHL broadcasts are drawing about 35 percent more viewers than last season.

NHL's ratings up on ABC

Bruins blank Thrashers
ATLANTA -- For a team that has failed to take control of the Northeast Division, the Boston Bruins remained awfully upbeat in the face of adversity.

Bruins blank Thrashers

If only women could hear what men really mean
I sat through a company-sponsored training session the other day and one of the speakers made a big deal about the difference between "hearing" and "listening."

Tigers upset Bulldogs
ATLANTA -- Georgia had another meltdown in the Southeastern Conference tournament, losing to LSU 78-76 when Ezra Williams missed two free throws with 6.8 seconds left in Friday's quarterfinal.

No. 8 Alabama 65, South Carolina 57
ATLANTA -- Kenny Walker's three-point play with 26.3 seconds remaining broke a tie, and No. 8 Alabama went on to beat South Carolina 65-57 in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament Saturday.

Area Kmart stores survive
Kmart Corp.'s four stores in the Augusta-Aiken area were spared from a massive round of bankruptcy-related closures, the company announced today.

Bad-mouthing nation results in anger

Stop turning evildoers into victims

First Friday fee needed maintain event's original purpose

Chamber offers mediator to help lawmakers find solution

S.C. has opportunity to redeem itself with lottery money

Trial lawyers not terrorists

Mad-cow ills and Russian roulette

Finds killer of children enraging

It would be revenge to kill Williams

Lynx gamenight
Macon Whoopee at Augusta Lynx tonight at 7:35 p.m.

Lynx game report
Star of the game: Lynx winger Jim Shepherd scored his first career hat trick, giving him five goals in six games since joining the Lynx

Shepherd tends to Lynx
Jim Shepherd came at a heavy price when the Augusta Lynx traded for him two weeks ago.

Lynx trio form 'Green Machine'

Lynx gamenight
Pensacola Ice Pilots at Augusta Lynx.

Lynx gamenight

Lynx trio form 'Green Machine'
In the hockey vernacular, a player who "turtles" on the ice is a coward, a guy who covers up to avoid flying fists rather than fight the enemy.

Lynx game report

Shepherd tends to Lynx

Harlem proposes plan for divvying sales tax
A plan pitched by Harlem's mayor pro tem may be the panacea for problems with distribution of Columbia County's local option sales tax.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Legislative budget writers failed again Thursday to resolve their differences over the state's midyear spending package and said they doubted they could finish by today, when the Legislature goes into a weeklong recess.

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

Former mayor visits Augusta

Subscriber of the day

Jail's director tackles transition of facility

Judge expects plea to change

Investigation, custody battle drag on

News you can use
BACK IN TIME MARCH 9, 1936 A man listed by police as W.R. Barnett, alias W.R. Barrett, alias W.E. Sanders of Swainsboro was charged with larceny of an auto yesterday by local police and held for Blakely County and Fitzgerald, Ga., authorities.

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Former mayor visits Augusta
Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young said it is his love for humanity that has led him to great places.

Man confesses to robberies, killing

Across Georgia

No. 8 Alabama 65, South Carolina 57

Youth club looks for Columbia County site

Across South Carolina

Progress hampers traffic at crossroad
NORTH AUGUSTA - Navigating the intersection of Georgia and Knox avenues will be slow going through the fall, according to the engineer managing construction there.

Panel resolves ethics complaints

Around the town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for coming days include:

Judge expects plea to change
The Thomson man accused of killing his parents, stabbing his sister and fleeing to Florida last August is expected to plead guilty in a McDuffie County courthouse next week, a judge said Friday.

Corrections
In Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle:

Harlem proposes plan for divvying sales tax

Correction
An article in Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about a study of children and poverty in Georgia and South Carolina misstated a project director's title. Baron Holmes is the Kids Count project director for South Carolina, one of the groups tracking research for the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Pick 3 gets off to brisk start

Victim's parents address senators

Across the area
A Burke County insurance agent convicted on insurance fraud charges was sentenced Thursday in Burke County Superior Court, according to Georgia Insurance Commissioner John W. Oxendine and District Attorney Danny Craig.

Bridge is hitch in road project

Ticket scalping law adds distance to sales boundary

Bridge is hitch in road project
Georgia and South Carolina transportation officials will present their findings on the Bobby Jones Expressway bridge at the next meeting of the Augusta Regional Transportation Study Policy Committee, set for June 6.

Boy, 17, animals rescued

Education officials recognize lawmaker
AIKEN - Rep. Bill Clyburn, D-Edgefield, will be honored today in Washington for his educational leadership.

In the know

Blind student continues family teaching tradition

Head lice are a nuisance, not a health threat

Boy, 17, animals rescued
SALLEY - A mentally impaired 17-year-old was rescued from a feces-covered home this week in a case that culminated Friday with the confiscation of 182 dogs from the residence.

Home park Senate bill examined

Man confesses to robberies, killing
GARDEN CITY, Ga. - Savannah's "most wanted," caught this week in Florida, told FBI agents from Savannah that he committed half a dozen bank robberies and a homicide, authorities said.

Across the area

Jail's director tackles transition of facility
AIKEN - John Rowley knows people are watching. On Friday, the former Clarion County, Pa., warden completed his first week as the Aiken County Detention Center administrator.

'90s prosperity missed children

In the know
The Augusta Chronicle and Augusta State University's Born to Read Literacy Center will sponsor the annual Family Fun Fair from 9 a.m. to noon March 16 in Washington Hall on campus.

Panel resolves ethics complaints
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - Chatham County Commission Chairman Billy Hair must file more detailed reports of how he spent campaign funds in 1999, the State Ethics Commission ordered Friday.

Action urged on city structure
The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce is leaning on state legislators to compromise and select - from the six proposals on the table - one that addresses the organizational structure of city government.

Subscriber fo the day
Annamae Williams of Augusta is today's subscriber of the day.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -South Carolina's largest insurer, State Farm, wants permission from the state to raise rates by an average of 15 percent.

Across the area
The bills restructuring Columbia County's commission and setting the county's voting districts were passed into law Friday.

Across Georgia
DAWSONVILLE -A jury in Dawson County has acquitted an Atlanta man charged with murder in the 1999 death of a Duluth woman whose body was found floating in Lake Lanier.

Home park Senate bill examined
The bill must clear the Senate Judiciary Committee and then pass the Senate before Day 33 of the Legislature's 40-day session, or it will be ineligible for consideration by the House of Representatives.

Blind student continues family teaching tradition
ATHENS, Ga. - The average age in this darkened high school classroom in Athens is probably 14. The 19 teen-agers discussing world history are attentive, jotting down notes and chatting about the parade of Edwards and Henrys in English history.

Youth club looks for Columbia County site
The Boys and Girls Clubs of America is searching Columbia County for a site to build a new facility, the executive director of the Augusta club said.

Panelists drop ethics charge against Walker
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - The State Ethics Commission on Friday dismissed a complaint against Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker after the Augusta Democrat provided evidence that he's not directly connected to a multimillion-dollar state contract.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Six statewide organizations concerned with preserving historic places have released a list of the 11 most endangered historic sites.

Around the town

Investigation, custody battle drag on
Faye Reeves of Thomson is waiting for two things - the arrest of her daughter's killer and a judge's decision on custody of her 2-year-old grandson.

Subscriber fo the day

Ticket scalping law adds distance to sales boundary
Ticket scalpers - by virtue of a state law passed last year - will be permitted to hawk badges for this year's Masters Tournament outside the Washington Road venue.

Pick 3 gets off to brisk start
AIKEN - David McRay had his fortunes written on the back of his hand Thursday.

Offender jailed for refusing to register as sex offender
A paroled rapist earned another 18 months in jail Friday for refusing to give his correct address for the sex offender registry.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is William Scicchitano of North Augusta.

Senators toughen bill to regulate crematories

Victim's parents address senators
ATLANTA - Christy Johnson's 5-year-old daughter, Aleana, died when she was hit by her school bus early last year.

Area Kmart stores survive

Senators toughen bill to regulate crematories
ATLANTA - The Georgia Senate voted Thursday to accept a substitute bill that would impose even tougher restrictions on crematories.

News you can use

'90s prosperity missed children
Children in South Carolina and Georgia did not benefit from the economic growth of the 1990s, a study released Thursday says.

Across South Carolina

Store affirms plan to rebuild
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Averill Courtney did not come alone to the news conference in the parking lot of Johnston's IGA store.

Tigers upset Bulldogs

News you can use
MARCH 8, 1933 For the first time since the United States went dry, prohibitionists are now ready to challenge the "wets" at the polls in a referendum to determine whether or not the 18th Amendment shall be contained as a part of the Constitution.

Head lice are a nuisance, not a health threat
With gloved hands and a keen eye, Greenbrier Elementary School nurse Julie Howard demonstrated how she inspects little heads for lice.

Georgia Tech has nothing to lose
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Georgia Tech's season might end tonight. Without a winning record. Without an NIT invitation. Without any of the trappings we use to judge the relative success or failure of a program's season.

Cheeks has Blazers back among West's elite

Cheeks has Blazers back among West's elite
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Even during the bleakest days of the season, the Portland Trail Blazers insisted they could be strong again, given a little time.

Iverson scores 41 as 76ers top Pacers
PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson broke the 40-point barrier for the fourth time in five games Friday night, scoring 41 in the Philadelphia 76ers' 109-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers.

Iverson scores 41 as 76ers top Pacers

Tennessee beats Arkansas 68-61
ATLANTA -- Arkansas never imagined its season would end like this: Nolan Richardson was at home and the Razorbacks were about to join him.

Terps regroup, rout Seminoles
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Juan Dixon scored 20 points, and Byron Mouton added 18 to help No. 2 Maryland pull away from Florida State for an 85-59 victory Friday in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Jaguars fall in first round
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - The same place where Gary Boodnikoff, Jayme Johnson and T.J. Ott nearly began their careers is where it came to a close for each.

USC Aiken's bid cut short
MARS HILL, N.C. - USC Aiken's first trip to the NCAA Division II Women's Tournament ended as soon as it began.

Poor shooting dooms Paine
TAMPA - Marcus William's 3-point basket with less than two minutes left broke a 55-55 tie and proved to be the deciding factor as Paine College fell to Valdosta State 62-57 in the NCAA South Region Basketball Tournament.

Duke topples North Carolina
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jason Williams scored 20 points Friday night to help No. 3 Duke put an end to North Carolina's worst season in school history with a 60-48 victory over the Tar Heels in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament.

Ducks rally for win
LOS ANGELES - Leading scorer Frederick Jones was sick, and his Oregon teammates looked tired for most of the first half in the first Pacific-10 Conference tournament game in 12 years.

No. 11 Florida 81, Auburn 63
ATLANTA -- Auburn had no answer for Udonis Haslem inside or Brett Nelson outside.

N.C. State tops Virginia
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Virginia can blame North Carolina State if it doesn't make the NCAA tournament.

Huskies' goal is perfection
STORRS, Conn. -- They've won all 33 of their games. They average 87 points a game and hold their opponents to 50. Every starter averages in double figures.

Alabama trounces Tennessee
ATLANTA -- Rod Grizzard emphatically put his miserable February behind him.

LSU tops Vanderbilt
ATLANTA -- Antonio Hudson scored a career-high 24 points, including 15 in the second half, to lift LSU to a 69-62 victory over Vanderbilt on Thursday in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Miami tops Georgetown in OT
NEW YORK -- Miami is in the Big East tournament semifinals again. Georgetown must wait to learn its next postseason stop.

Indiana beats Michigan State
INDIANAPOLIS -- Mike Davis expects Indiana to win the Big Ten tournament. On Friday, the Hoosiers took the first step.

Blank interviews former Green Bay GM

Patriots re-sign defensive end Willie McGinest

Glenn joins Packers in deal with Patriots

Hearst's agent talking contract with Atlanta

Saints trade Williams to Dolphins

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Mr. Homer Story    (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Entered into rest S

Mr. Clinton Bowles    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Clinton Robert "Clint" Bowles will be held Friday, March 8, 2002 at 1 p.m., from the graveside in Sunset Memory Gardens with Rev. W. James Ri

Christopher Jones    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Memorial services for Christopher Jones, 16, of Boylan Street, will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Breezy Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Mann officiating. Sur

Mrs. Lillian Dawson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian Lyons "Cotton" Dawson, 77, of Riley Court, North Augusta, who died March 8, 2002, will be conducted Tuesday morning at 11 a.m., from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. D

Mrs. Bernice Baskett    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Bernice Moton Baskett, 70, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Mealing Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmie Dyson officiating. Burial

Mrs. Reba Lindsey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Wesley Inglett    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Green    (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN, Ga. - Mrs. Green, 53, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 2 at Med. College of GA. She was the wife of Mr. Prince A. Green and mother of Ms. Marsha Godbee. She was a lovi

Mr. James Evatt Sr.    (TRENTON, S.C.)
TRENTON, S.C. - James Dewitt Evatt, Sr., 84, of Trenton, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at the V.A. Medical Center. A graveside service will be held 4 p.m., F

Mrs. Ernestine Coleman    (GOLDSBORO, N.C.)
GOLDSBORO, N.C. - Mrs. Ernestine Allen Coleman, 88, of Goldsboro, died Tuesday evening. Graveside services will be Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m., at Wadley City Cemetery, with Reverend Ray Jenkins officiating. Surviv

Mrs. Ruth Manning    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Leroy Daniels    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Sunday, March 3, 2002, at University Hospital, Mr. Leroy Daniels of Boy Scout Road. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 9,

Mr. George Sanders III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Thursday at University Hospital, Mr. George B. Sanders, III, husband of

Mr. Curtis Cooper    (VIDETTE, Ga.)
VIDETTE, Ga. - Entered into rest on F

Staff Sgt. Walter Loving Jr.    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Staff Sgt. Walter "Walt" E. Loving Jr., USMC (Retired), 64, husband of Nannie Chauncey Loving, died March 6, 2002, at his residence. Family will receive friends on Sunday, M

Mrs. Rita McCartney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Rita Marie Seary McCartney, 84, wife of

Mr. Larry Hardy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie McKie    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest March 8, 2002, Mrs. Mattie Bennette McKie, 81, of Burnside Avenue. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Mrs. McKie, a native of Edgefie

Mrs. Marie Garrett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga.-

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Those who knew Monte Tillman remember him as someone who would do anything for his children.

Mr. Leroy Daniels    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Baskett    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest March 5, 2002, Mrs. Bernice Moton Baskett, 70, of Chalet North Court. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Mealing Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmie Dyson offici

Mrs. Yvette Brooks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Barbadora    (FALMOUTH, Mass.)
FALMOUTH, Mass. - Doris L. McGrath Barbadora, of Falmouth, formerly of Hingham, beloved wife of the late Mario R. Barbadora, entered into rest March 5, 2002, loving daughter of Roberta M. Barbadora of Augusta, Ga. A funeral mass will be ce

Mr. Willie Benning    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Sunday, March 3, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mr. Willie "Nig" Benning of Twelfth Street. Mr. Benning was a native of Columbia County, but made his home in Augusta. Survivors in

Mrs. Jeanette Anderson    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
WARRENVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest March 6, 2002, Mrs. Jeanette Shaw Anderson, age 56, of Warrenville, wife of Jerry M. Anderson and daughter of the late James Cl

Mrs. Frances Grover    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bruce Wingate Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Bruce A. Wingate, Sr., will be held Saturday, March 9, 2002, at 3 p.m., at Montmorenci First Baptist Church with Revs. Gary Youell and Waco Cotney officiating

Mr. Willis Brown    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)
FAIRFAX, S.C. - Funeral services for Willis Nathel Brown, 37, who died March 6, 2002, husband of Connie Ritter Brown, the son of Ruenell Youmans Brown and the late Herman A. Br

Mr. Herbert Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Mr. Herbert Wilson, husb

Mr. Freddie Shephart    (AUGUSTA, GA)
AUGUSTA, GA - Mr. Freddie Lee Shephard, 71, entered into rest on February 28, 2002, at the University H

Mr. Jimmy Weathersbee    (SEMINOLE, Fla.)
SEMINOLE, Fla. - Entered into rest Tuesday, March 5, 2002 in Seminole, Mr. Jimm

Mrs. Kate Thigpen    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Kate Darden Thigpen, 93, of Cherry Street, Thomson, entered into rest March 6, 2002 at Taylor Regional Hospital. She was the wife of the late Maner Thigpen. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Mar

Mr. Donald McNair    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Benjamin Wright Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Benjamin Franklin Wright Sr., age 60, entered into rest on Saturday, March 2, 2002, in the University Hospital. The funeral services will be conducted today, March 9, 2002, at 2:30 p.m. from The Good Samaritan Baptist Church, w

Mr. Lester Toliver Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga.- Lester Ray T

Mr. David Holmes    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. David L. Holmes, 57, of Beaverdam Street will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2002, at China Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Andrew Adams officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Th

Mrs. Barbara Thompson-Reed    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ruby Thompson    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
LANGLEY, S.C. - Entered into res

Mrs. Maudie Green    (GSSH AUGUSTA, Ga.)
GSSH AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Maudie Victoria Powell Green, 66, of Byron Plac

Dr. Carl Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Classie Fountain    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Newsome    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Monday, March 4, 2002, at her residence, Mrs. Mattie M. Newsome of North View Avenue. Funeral services will be held today, Saturday, March 9, 2002, at 1 p.m., from Greate

Mrs. Loring Ellis    (HAMPTON, S.C.)
HAMPTON, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Loring Snelling Ellis, 86, who died March 6, 2002, the widow of Calder Vincent Ellis Sr., the mother of Calder V. Ellis Jr., will be

Mr. J.L. Redmond    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Services for Mr. J.L. Redmond, 68, who died March 8, 2002, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Folk Funeral Home chapel, Williston, w

Mr. Leon Cominsky    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Kate Thigpen    (THOMSON, GA.)
THOMSON, GA. - Mr

Mr. Kenny Buff    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
WILLISTON, S.C. - Graveside services for Kenny J. Buff, 19, who died Wednesday, will be held Saturday, 4 p.m. at the Mount Beulah Baptist Church

Mr. Horace Eubanks Jr.    (LOUISVILLE, Ky.)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Mr. Horace J. Eubanks Jr., age 34,

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

Mrs. Ima Smith    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Eula Boatwright    (WRENS, Ga.)
WRENS, Ga. - Funeral serv

Mr. Herbert Smith    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
WILLISTON, S.C. - Services for Herbert G. Smith, 91, will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday in the Folk Funeral Home chapel with burial in the Williston Cemetery. Vis

Deaconess Lula Benefield    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)
MIDVILLE,

Mr. Timothy Gleason    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest March 8, 2002, at Augusta Hills Nursing Home, Mr. Timothy M. Gleason of Augusta. Family members include a sister, Frances G. Timmerman of

Mr. Benjamin Wright Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Benjamin Franklin Wright Sr. entered into rest on Saturday, March 2, 2002, in the University Hospital. The funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, March 9, 2002, at 2:30 p.m. from The Good S

Mrs. Maudie Green    (GSSH AUGUSTA, Ga.)
GSSH AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Maudie Victoria Powell Green, 66,

Mr. Larry Hardy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Graveside services for Mr. Larry E. Hardy, 58, of Ruby Dr

Mrs. Margaret Aleuceus    (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)
LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Entered into rest on Wednesday, March 9, 2002, at Broward General Hospital, Mrs. Margaret W. Aleuceus, beloved daughter of Mrs. Martha Hodge. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.

Mr. Donald Shuford    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered int

Mr. Richard Bates    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie Shephart    (AUGUSTA, GA)
AUGUSTA, GA - Mr. Freddie Lee Shephard, 71, entered into rest on February 28, 2002, at the University H

Featured obituary: Leon Cominsky
Leon Cominsky found out early in life things weren't going to be easy.

Mrs. Effie Robinson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C.- Mrs. Effie Mae Butler Robinson, age 68, of Sundy Drive, entered into rest March 6, 2002 at Ai

Mrs. Ann Harden    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Ann Bates Ha

Mrs. Debbie Reese    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Debbie Reese    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Jack Reece    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Berta Sappington    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Berta Fuelle Sappington, 76, entered into rest Friday, March 8, 2002

Mr. James Otis    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C.- Entered into rest, Mr. James Daniel Otis, 71, of Aiken, who died March 7, 2002. Private funeral services wi

Mrs. Ima Smith    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie Newsome    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothee Taitt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest

Mrs. Rita McCartney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Rita Marie Seary McCartney, 84, wife of the late George McCartney entered into rest on Wednesday, March 6, 2002, a

Mrs. Barbara Thompson-Reed    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest on Tuesday, March 5

Mrs. Ruth Manning    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Danny Webster    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
NEW ELLENTON, S.C. - Danny Lee Webster, 23, of New Ellenton, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002. Funeral Services will be held 2

Mrs. Sue Lariscy    (SARDIS, Ga.)
SARDIS, Ga. - Mrs. Sue Allen Lariscy, 74, of Hwy 24 South, died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at Burke Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. DeLoach Funeral Home, Inc., 842 Liberty Street, Waynesboro, GA.

Mrs. Marie Baker    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Marie Hayes Baker, 88, of Baker Davis Road, entered into

Mr. James Jordan    (TIGNALL, Ga.)
TIGNALL, Ga. - James Walter Jordan, of Tignall, died Thu

Mr. Leon Cominsky    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Hardy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Gardner III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie Shephart (AUGUSTA, GA)

Mrs. Mattie Newsome (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kate Thigpen (THOMSON, GA.)

Mr. George Sanders III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kate Thigpen (THOMSON, Ga.)

Staff Sgt. Walter Loving Jr. (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Wesley Inglett (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Dawson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Manning (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Aleuceus (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

Mr. Herbert Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Debbie Reese (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Berta Sappington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Timothy Gleason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Newsome (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Curtis Cooper (VIDETTE, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Thompson-Reed (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. J.L. Redmond (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Marie Garrett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Leon Cominsky

Deaconess Lula Benefield (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Dr. Carl Moore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeanette Anderson (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothee Taitt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Herbert Smith (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Maudie Green (GSSH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Horace Eubanks Jr. (LOUISVILLE, Ky.)

Mrs. Mattie McKie (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Reba Lindsey (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Homer Story (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)

Mrs. Marie Baker (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Christopher Jones (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruby Thompson (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Grover (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Otis (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Leon Cominsky (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Jack Reece (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Danny Webster (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Effie Robinson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Ann Harden (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Baskett (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Willis Brown (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mr. James Evatt Sr. (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Larry Hardy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leroy Daniels (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Yvette Brooks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sue Lariscy (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Coleman (GOLDSBORO, N.C.)

Mr. Lester Toliver Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Kenny Buff (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Debbie Reese (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James Jordan (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Green (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Leon Cominsky (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Jimmy Weathersbee (SEMINOLE, Fla.)

Mr. Donald Shuford (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Doris Barbadora (FALMOUTH, Mass.)

Mrs. Eula Boatwright (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Loring Ellis (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Bernice Baskett (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. David Holmes (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Trial lawyers not terrorists
Allan Levene's March 2 letter refers to trial lawyers as "economic terrorists" who should be legislated out of business. I disagree. Susan Kinney, Waynesboro, Ga.

Stop turning evildoers into victims
A civilized society will cease to exist without law and order, and it seems that Lady Justice would tire of the continuous beatings. This time it wasn't a dirty cop, a crooked attorney or a biased jury to cast the crippling blow. It was the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles that spit in her face and sucker-punched her in the gut. Samuel L. Corley, Augusta

No more chances
Last October many Augustans concerned with the quality of justice were dismayed when Rodricgus F. Maxwell, who pleaded guilty to trafficking in cocaine, received no jail time.

The IQ factor
"We have to be very careful because there's no going back if we say this is unconstitutional. If it turns out there's a claim of retardation in almost every case and there are expert witnesses willing to easily say someone is retarded, there's no way to go back, because no legislation can override a constitutional finding."

Edgefield's mystery
City of Edgefield residents have a new police chief and a mystery on their hands as to why the previous chief was axed.

Finds killer of children enraging
I am enraged. This is for the family of Danielle Van Dam, the little girl who was kidnapped and murdered in California. I want them to know that I am enraged. The evil thrust upon this family must not go unpunished. Larry Rodgers, Evans, Ga.

Mayor's race warming
Although it's only March, the jockeying for the Augusta mayor's race is well under way. Mayor Bob Young has done his polls, former Rep. Robin Williams, R-Augusta, has done his polls, and the two will face off in November, with a few minor candidates sprinkled in.

It would be revenge to kill Williams
Regarding Cathy Ward's Feb. 28 letter, "Justice didn't serve Aleta Bunch," I would like to make a few points. P.J. McManus, Augusta

Chamber offers mediator to help lawmakers find solution
Representing the business community of this area, the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce is looking to the Augusta-Richmond County legislative delegation for effective solutions to problems in our city government. Robert C. Osborne and James F. West Jr.

First Friday fee needed maintain event's original purpose
I appreciate The Chronicle's First Friday editorial published March 1. Chris Naylor, Augusta

Correction
The Thursday editorial, "Barkley's bite," misstated the year in which the Augusta National Golf Club most recently changed its course. The changes were made after last year's Masters Tournament. We regret the error.

S.C. has opportunity to redeem itself with lottery money
The historical significance of South Carolina's (education) Lottery can impact blacks greater than any event since the abolition of slavery if we do the right thing. Robert "Tunk" Martin, Edgefield, S.C.

Connell bill improves
As legislators respond to public outcry over Augusta's dysfunctional government, they are getting creative in finding ways to make structural fixes.

Bad-mouthing nation results in anger
In her Feb. 25 "Hope for people of rogue nations" column, Mona Charen compares the time when former President Ronald Reagan used similar words when referring to the Soviet Union. Connie Lyngby, Grovetown, Ga.

Mad-cow ills and Russian roulette
Remember last year's headlines about a deadly disease with a funny name that killed Europeans and devastated the beef industry? That was mad-cow disease. Allen Causey, Augusta

NASCAR issues new seat belt mandate

Sports section received awards

Overtime

Brainpower puts Elliott on pole

Shaughnessy, Seles advance

Park to return to Winston Cup at site of accident

Legend of Canadian loonie grows

Front-runners settle in for 24-hour layovers

Overtime

Price of S.C. saltwater fishing license rising

Harvick returns to scene of emotional first victory

Brainpower puts Elliott on pole
HAMPTON, Ga. - Bill Elliott found enough speed to win the pole for the MBNA America 500 in a peculiar place - behind closed doors.

NASCAR issues new seat belt mandate
HAMPTON, Ga. -- The attempt to make NASCAR racing safer following Dale Earnhardt's death led to a new rule regarding the placement of seat belts in the car.

Sports section received awards
The Augusta Chronicle sports section received three awards in the Associated Press Sports Editors annual contest.

Front-runners settle in for 24-hour layovers
CRIPPLE, Alaska -- Martin Buser, Linwood Fiedler, DeeDee Jonrowe and other top mushers were in Cripple Thursday morning, settling in for their mandatory 24-hour layovers at the halfway point of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Park to return to Winston Cup at site of accident
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Steve Park will return to Winston Cup competition next week at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, where a crash left him with a brain injury that led to slurred speech and double vision.

Shaughnessy, Seles advance
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Monica Seles, the 1992 champion at Indian Wells, began her bid for another title with a 6-0, 6-2 victory Thursday over 14-year-old Russian Maria Sharapova.

Overtime
Third-seeded Justine Henin of Belgium rallied from a one-set, 3-4 deficit to beat Maja Matevzic, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 Friday in the second round of the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Calif.

Legend of Canadian loonie grows
TORONTO -- The Canadian coin buried in the ice where Canada won the gold medal at the Salt Lake City Olympics went on display Friday at the Hockey Hall of Fame - and saw its reputation grow even more.

Harvick returns to scene of emotional first victory
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Kevin Harvick's first hint he had done something special last March at Atlanta Motor Speedway came when he saw crewman Danny "Chocolate" Myers crying.

Price of S.C. saltwater fishing license rising
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Saltwater fishing license fees are going up in South Carolina.

Overtime
Cross Creek's Al Young resigned last week as head football coach, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family. He will stay on as the school's athletic director and girls basketball coach.

Fishing tournament results
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish caught and total weight of the catch.

Fishing tournament results

Happiness for anglers is when the 'bite' is on
The bite is on for fishermen in both fresh and salt water, from American shad on their spawning run in the Savannah River, to hybrids and stripers schooling on Strom Thurmond Lake, to crappies and bass in local ponds to sheepshead in coastal areas.

Happiness for anglers is when the 'bite' is on

Wesleyan girls win Class A
MACON, Ga. - Catherine Stringer scored 20 points as Wesleyan won its first state championship, beating Jefferson in the Class A girls final Friday.

Rebels out for revenge
Hephzibah's girls basketball team lost to Glenn Hills three times this season. Here's a quick quiz.

County to get state crown
This is something else, Hephzibah girls basketball coach Wendell Lofton was saying as he swept the gym floor.

Previous meetings
Meeting No. 1 Glenn Hills 49, Hephzibah 43 When: Jan. 12

Emotions run high at Swainsaboro
MACON - Tears of joy have fallen after nearly every Swainsboro girls basketball victory.

Title run proves progress
Glenn Hills point guard Sheena Carpenter believed four years ago that she would be playing for a successful Lady Spartans' squad - the kind that goes 30-2 in a season, wins a Region 3-AAAA title and has a shot at winning the state's top prize.

Patriots re-sign defensive end Willie McGinest
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Defensive end Willie McGinest, who went from starter to reserve in the regular season, and goat to hero in the Super Bowl, re-signed with the New England Patriots on Thursday.

Saints trade Williams to Dolphins
DAVIE, Fla. -- Three years ago, the New Orleans Saints decided Ricky Williams was worth an entire draft. Now the Miami Dolphins believe he could be worth two first-round picks.

Blank interviews former Green Bay GM
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons' search for a general manager took another turn Friday when owner Arthur Blank interviewed former Green Bay executive vice president Ron Wolf.

Hearst's agent talking contract with Atlanta
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Garrison Hearst might end his football career in his home state.

Glenn joins Packers in deal with Patriots
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers acquired troubled wide receiver Terry Glenn from New England on Friday.

Faith, patriotism make nation great
I remember that scary first day of school with the fears, those fat pencils, the bullies, and even the smell of the school building. But what I remember most is learning the Pledge of Allegiance. Every morning we would say the pledge. I still remember those words. They are instilled within me.

Intramurals courting fun among all faiths
Maybe they should have practiced a bit more, but Muslim Zubair Chao and Catholic Emili Ballweg aren't worried.

Faith digest
Maryl F. Walters of the Christian Science Board in St. Louis and the Rev. Larry Fryer will discuss Finding the Spiritual Foundation of Race Relationships at Lamar Elementary School, 970 Baker Ave., at 2 p.m. today. The event is sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist.

Holy art thou
The Rev. Damien Higgins' iconography students learn the ancient art form the same way he did, sitting by their teacher's side.

Singer reveals testimony through story and song
A verse from the Old Testament prophet Isaiah tacked above her computer screen inspired Annie Meadows' last CD, Common Bond.

Georgia Tech has nothing to lose

Oops! Universe is beige, not turquoise
WASHINGTON -- Whoops! Call the painter back. The color of the universe is not the turquoise that astronomers said. Try a rather ordinary beige.

More buildings put green on the drawing board
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - In most offices, the bathroom would be an odd place for a can of mulch.

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.

Sun could be disrupting your cell phone
That glitch in your cell-phone reception just might be due to a sunspot, according to researchers studying the effects of solar bursts on our wireless connections.

Gonorrhea infection rates leveling off
ATLANTA -- Gonorrhea has leveled off in the United States but rates are still rising in many cities hit hardest by the infection, a finding health officials say is unacceptable.

Taking gym rats' well-being to heart
Figuring that people trying to get in shape are prime contenders for heart attack, two major health organizations said Monday that large fitness clubs should always have automatic defibrillators on hand - and staff trained to use them.

Scientist exhausted, elated with response to fusion research
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - Rusi Taleyarkhan is 49, suddenly famous and emotionally spent.

LSU tops Georgia

Top-seeded Dogs seek respect

LSU tops Georgia
ATLANTA - The day was unfolding according to form for Georgia's Ezra Williams, the hometown boy playing for the home-state team.

Top-seeded Dogs seek respect
ATLANTA - The radio guy was asking Georgia coach Jim Harrick about his team's unforeseen success this season, and he made the mistake of insinuating that the Bulldogs got lucky.

South Carolina stuns Kentucky
ATLANTA - All this might have seemed silly a week ago, when South Carolina slogged to its third straight loss to end the regular season.

South Carolina stuns Kentucky

South Carolina survives late run
ATLANTA - There's still plenty of game left in these Gamecocks.

South Carolina survives late run

Sun could be disrupting your cell phone

More buildings put green on the drawing board

Another promising step along the genetics highway

Taking gym rats' well-being to heart

Oops! Universe is beige, not turquoise

Scientist exhausted, elated with response to fusion research

Singer reveals testimony through story and song

Holy art thou

Intramurals courting fun among all faiths

Faith, patriotism make nation great

Faith digest