Jaguars outslug West Liberty

Jaguars outslug West Liberty
Augusta State broke a 10-all tie with an 11-run eighth inning as the No. 17 Jaguars defeated West Liberty 21-10 Saturday at Jaguar Field.

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.

Our ability to memorize can fade with age

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

It's just a matter of time
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - He knows his career is about to take off, like the rocket his friend and fellow Dominican, Rafael Furcal, rode to stardom two years ago.

Tigers rally, beat Braves

It's just a matter of time

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.

Versatile DeRosa wants to be a starter

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.

Tigers rally, beat Braves
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Bobby Higginson and Mike Rivera had first-inning home runs and the Detroit Tigers broke open a tie game with three runs in the eighth to beat the Atlanta Braves 9-5 Saturday.

A family business

'Chronicle' expands weekly business section

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.

On the move
SunTrust Bank announced the promotion of Eleanor Peterson to assistant vice president and branch manager at the Peach Orchard Road branch; and the promotion of Angela Mitchell to mortgage loan operations manager. The bank also announced the hire of Jane Weeks as mortgage originator.

On the move

Business calendar
Tuesday: Retirement Planning Strategies: dinner seminar with Greg Dechau of Edward Jones and guest speakers estate attorney Tracy Taylor of Rhodes, Enoch and Taylor, PC and P.J. Bonfillio of Putnam Funds; 6:30 p.m.; for information, call 736-6252.

Energy bill adds ethanol to gas

A foot in the door
Starting a small business takes more than a marketable idea. It takes more than hard work, sacrifice and perseverance.

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.

On the money
NEW YORK - Millions of Americans are setting aside their pens and pencils and switching on their computers to prepare and file their income taxes.

A family business
Losing his job a few weeks before Christmas wasn't a harsh blow for Thomas C. "Tommy" Poteet.

Don't list outside interests on job-application material
"INTERESTS: Avid science fiction reader, comic book collector and Star Trek/Star Wars expert."

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.

Taxes complicate sale of house
Betsy Flynn, a widowed empty nester, sold her four-bedroom family home last December and bought a dream cottage without thinking much about the tax consequences.

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: CASTLEBERRY/SNOW'S BRANDS INC.

Pocket change

Holocaust survivors restitution payments are tax exempt

Taxes complicate sale of house

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.

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.

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.

A foot in the door

On the money

'Chronicle' expands weekly business section
Hi there. If you're a regular reader, (and I hope you are) you have noticed this is an entirely new section for The Augusta Chronicle. You also probably have a few questions, the main one being: What's all this about?

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

Whitehurst, McKelvey star in Tigers scrimmage
CLEMSON, S.C. - Freshman quarterback Charlie Whitehurst completed 14-of-15 passes for 227 yards and four touchdowns as Clemson wrapped up its first week of spring practice with a scrimmage Saturday.

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.

Clemson baseball beats Purdue

Poor shooting dooms Paine

Duke advances to finals

Geography added to the mix

Future bright for USC Aiken Lady Pacers

N.C. State upsets Maryland

Indiana beats Michigan State

Duke topples North Carolina

Edgefield's mystery

Correction

Connell bill improves

A bad bill

A 'Daschle recovery'?

Biological talk is not appropriate conversation
Dear Carson: I have some co-workers who love to talk about digestive systems, bowel movements and other bodily functions at lunchtime in our company break room. We even went to a nice restaurant and, of course, someone had to bring up the subject.

Home front
Ron Hazelton's HouseCalls a nationally syndicated television series, is rolling into Augusta in search of homeowners ready to improve the look of their homes or yards, all with a camera rolling.

Caution is advised if kids watch '9/11/' TV program
Whenever she's asked how kids respond to traumatic TV events, researcher Amy Jordan remembers John F. Kennedy.

Fans wonder why music industry is killing off the single
NEW YORK -- The first time you entered a music store, chances are it was because there was one song you had to have.

Best of both worlds
Nicole and Danny Fitzgerald weren't going to live too much in the past when they moved into their Walton Way home - they wanted old-style craftsmanship with the convenience of modern creature comforts.

Painted beauty
Petrified Forest National Park, Ariz. - Lightning, powerful winds and pelting rain make for a rough night of camping in the vast and desolate wilderness of the Painted Desert.

Arts calendar
AUGUSTA CONCERT BAND: Cleon W. Mauldin Memorial Concert with trombonist Wycliffe Gordon; 7 p.m. today, Augusta State University's Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; $6 adults, $3 students and seniors; free for Augusta State students, faculty and staff; (803) 202-0091.

Floor to ceiling, contestants have desks covered
The floor of Jim Winchester's office at Sherman & Hemstreet, Inc., is littered with everything from loose papers to old computer parts. Three file cabinets stand against the wall, with file folders and empty boxes teetering on the edge. An empty coffee cup rests in a file folder on the floor.

Jackets end season with losing record, hope for next season
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech turned its season around with a six-game winning streak, but a poor start kept the Yellow Jackets from reaching the postseason for the second straight year.

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

Gealy leading Hooters by seven
The National Golf Association/Hooters Tour originated in 1988 as the T.C. Jordan Tour, named after its founder and owner.

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

Players must adjust their games
Changes at Augusta National Golf Club have added 285 yards - a little less than the length of an average Tiger Woods drive - but accuracy and shotmaking will be at a premium for this year's Masters Tournament.

It's anybody's game in Honda

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

Players must adjust their games

It's anybody's game in Honda
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - If the Honda Classic stays true to past form, all those young players near the top of the leaderboard will fade in today's final round and an experienced veteran will step forward.

Gealy leading Hooters by seven

Title run proves progress

Second-half adjustments key Lady Spartans' win

Glenn Hills punctuates turnaround

Wesleyan girls win Class A

Emotions run high at Swainsaboro

Previous meetings

Rebels out for revenge

Lady Tigers fall short, succumb to Raiderettes

Bruins blank Thrashers

NHL's ratings up on ABC

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

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.

Our ability to memorize can fade with age
When I was in college we could get extra credit points in Psychology 101 by taking part in the experiments of others - usually grad students.

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.

Trial lawyers not terrorists

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

Bad-mouthing nation results in anger

Follow Walker or get out of his way

Is Augusta history repeating itself?

Area builders group urges change for better government

Floor to ceiling, contestants have desks covered

Biological talk is not appropriate conversation

Painted beauty

Best of both worlds

Home front

Caution is advised if kids watch '9/11/' TV program

Arts calendar

Fans wonder why music industry is killing off the single

Lynx gameday
Macon Whoopee at Augusta Lynx

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

Dumont haunts former team
He was silent for two periods, but Louis Dumont came back to haunt his former teammates once again.

Lynx game report

Lynx notebook
The smile has returned to Wes Swinson's face and so has the rugged Augusta Lynx defenseman's game.

Dumont haunts former team

Shepherd tends to Lynx

Lynx gameday

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

Lynx gamenight
Pensacola Ice Pilots at Augusta Lynx.

Lynx gamenight

Proposed rail system has no midyear funds

Across the area
The thunderstorm that pelted the Augusta area with rain Saturday night was caused by a cold front coming from the west, weather officials said.

Fallen heroes
SAVANNAH - Family, friends and fellow Rangers will bury Sgt. Bradley Crose, Cpl. Matthew Commons and Spc. Marc Anderson on Monday.

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

Norwood asks Navy to change field plans

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

Jail's director tackles transition of facility

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.

Supporters protest
The NAACP will hold a rally and march in Greenville on Saturday to protest the NCAA men's basketball tournament being held in South Carolina.

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.

Boy, 17, animals rescued

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.

Glenn Hills gets it done

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.

Bargain hunters line up at sale

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.

Ticket scalping law adds distance to sales boundary

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.

Erin go Braugh
Airy bagpipe melodies, rhythmic drum beats and the click-clack of dancing shoes provided the backdrop for Augusta's first "A Day in Ireland" festival.

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

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

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.

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH -Five minutes before a United Airlines flight from Chicago was scheduled to land in Savannah, two air traffic controllers lost control of themselves inside the Savannah International Airport tower.

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.

County's students prepare for GED

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.

Across the Southeast

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.

Forum promotes racial unity

In the know

Fallen heroes

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

Glenn Hills gets it done
MACON - It wasn't the prettiest win in his career, but Glenn Hills girls basketball coach Bernard Bowman will take it.

No. 8 Alabama 65, South Carolina 57

News you can use

Judge expects plea to change

Basketball games focus on faith, fun
No world problems were solved, but high school students of different faiths got to know each other a little better Saturday, and that might be enough to provide hope for the future.

Blind student continues family teaching tradition

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

Youth club looks for Columbia County site

Bargain hunters line up at sale
By 4:30 Saturday morning, lines of bargain hunters had already formed in anticipation of the 50th annual Attic Sale sponsored by the Junior League of Augusta.

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.

Budget delays opening
The state spent nearly three years working to bring a halfway house for recently paroled prisoners to the Augusta area, and construction on a $2.5 million transition center has been completed since January.

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.

Forum promotes racial unity
In an effort to bring about "unity in the community," Augustans met Saturday to discuss race relations and the need for a solution.

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.

Across South Carolina
LAURENS -Two Ohio men were killed Saturday when a single-engine plane crashed in a wooded area of Laurens County.

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.

County's students prepare for GED
AIKEN - Ten years ago, Maureen Allen left high school before she got the chance to walk across the stage and receive her diploma.

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.

News you can use

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.

Panel resolves ethics complaints

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.

Election politics arrive

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Home park Senate bill examined

Budget delays opening

Election politics arrive
ATLANTA - Officially, this year's election season doesn't start until the day candidates qualify in June.

Rescue crowds Aiken's shelter

Proposed rail system has no midyear funds
ATLANTA - The General Assembly's chief budget writers spent much of last week haggling over which big-ticket projects to keep in the 2002 midyear budget.

Former mayor visits Augusta

Rescue crowds Aiken's shelter
AIKEN - Operating on an hour's sleep, Shirley Harden began again Saturday to try to make sense out of the chaos at the Aiken County Animal Shelter.

Investigation, custody battle drag on

Across the Southeast
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -Three people were killed in a spate of motorcycle accidents this week, including nearly 70 crashes so far this weekend, bringing the number of deaths during Bike Week to six by Saturday.

Man confesses to robberies, killing

Norwood asks Navy to change field plans
Congressman Charlie Norwood has met with Secretary of the Navy Gordon England to officially request that the Navy abandon plans to build a jet pilot training facility in rural Burke County.

News you can use
MARCH 10, 1957 A group of pupils from Augusta, which included a delegation of 30 from Langford Junior High School, walked off with the largest share of the honors at the Northeast Georgia Science Fair, held yesterday at the University of Georgia in Athens.

Subscriber of the day
Tara Burton of Belvedere is today's subscriber of the day.

National changes are Masterful
Sixty-three.

Hawks fall to 76ers
ATLANTA -- Just because Larry Brown thinks the 76ers are playing well doesn't mean the Philadelphia coach is looking ahead.

Iverson scores 41 as 76ers top Pacers

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.

Hawks fall to 76ers

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 advances to finals
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Third-ranked Duke watched Maryland lose in the ACC semifinals, then made sure it didn't slip up similarly.

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

Future bright for USC Aiken Lady Pacers
After his team's 79-61 loss to North Carolina Central in the NCAA Division II Tournament on Friday night, USC Aiken coach Phil Stern looked ahead to next season.

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.

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.

Geography added to the mix
INDIANAPOLIS - When the NCAA tournament bracket is released today, it will have the familiar interlocking lines ready for the names of teams advancing toward the Final Four.

N.C. State upsets Maryland
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Maryland coach Gary Williams has gotten used to losing in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

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

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

Glenn joins Packers in deal with Patriots

Hearst's agent talking contract with Atlanta

Blank interviews former Green Bay GM

Saints trade Williams to Dolphins

Mrs. Ruth Oliphant    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Augusta Hills, Mrs. Ruth Mae Oliphant of Calvary Drive. Funeral arrangements will b

Mr. David Bond    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Mr. David Lee Bond, 50, of Middleton Road, husband of Mrs. Kim Bond, entered into rest on Thursday, March 7, 2002, at Doct

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

Mrs. Ruth Manning    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Johnny Fields    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Graveside services for Mr. Johnny Fields, 24, of Walton Way, Augusta, who died March 9, 2002, will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2 p.m., in the Fields Family Cemetery. Pastor Donnie Crosswhite officiating. Mr.

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. Frances Grover    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gwendolyn Stewart    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Donald McNair    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Dr. Carl Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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. Robert Turpin    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mr. Rob

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

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

Mrs. Hannah Lewis    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Mrs. Hannah Allen Lewis, 87, of Meeting Street Road, died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Edgefield County Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2002, at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home with Dr. Tony Hop

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. 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

Mrs. Berta Sappington    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Berta Fuelle Sappington, 76, entered into rest Friday, March 8, 2002, at her residence. She was the loving wi

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

Mr. George Sanders III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Thursday at University Hospital, Mr. George B. Sanders, III, 66, husband of

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. 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

Mr. Horace Ross Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. Horace V. Ross, Jr., 78, husband of Mrs. Nell Digh Ross, died Friday. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m., today at the George Funeral Homes, Historic Downtown Chapel, with th

Mrs. Johnnie Nance    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, March 8, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, Mrs. Johnnie Nance, wife of the late Fred Nance, of Augusta. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors ar

Mrs. Lynn Harville    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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 Aiken Regional Medical Centers. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday at the

Mrs. Frances Grover    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Emmaual Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Verlyn Grant    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Milas Meadows    (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Entered into r

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

Dr. Carl Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Linda Kitchens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Dawson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian Lyons "Cotton" Dawson, 77, of Riley Court, North

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

Mrs. Betty Durst    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Betty Clark Durst,

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

Mr. Jay Faulkner    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Services for Jay Franklin Faulkner will be held Monday, at Bland Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Visitation will be prior to the service from 2 to 3 p.m. Bu

Mrs. Ann Harden    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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,

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

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

Mr. Leon Cominsky    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Debbie Reese    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Featured obituray: Dr. Carl Moore
At 94, Carl Moore had just quit driving in January.

Mr. Timothy Gleason    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Timothy M. Gleason, entered into rest Thursday, March 7, 2002, at Augusta Hills Nursing Home. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, in Westover Memorial Park with Father Jim Hart celebrant. The Rosary service wil

Chief Gene Davis    (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Entered into rest March 9, 2002, at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Chief Gene Davis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Thomas L. King Funeral Home, 124 Davis Road, Martinez, GA; (706)863-3747.

Mrs. Mamie Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mrs. Mamie Carroll, 75, of Edgefield Road, entered into rest Sunday, March 2, 2002, at University Hospital. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, March 11, 2002, at 10 a.m. fro

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

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

Mrs. Berta Sappington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Johnny Fields (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothee Taitt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Homer Story (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)

Mrs. Frances Grover (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Timothy Gleason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Berta Sappington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Grover (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Oliphant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Aleuceus (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

Mrs. Linda Kitchens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Homer Story (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)

Mrs. Ann Harden (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Newsome (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maudie Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Maudie Green (GSSH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Verlyn Grant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kate Thigpen (THOMSON, Ga.)

Chief Gene Davis (EVANS, Ga.)

Dr. Carl Moore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hannah Lewis (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Debbie Reese (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Turpin (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lynn Harville (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Johnnie Nance (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Christopher Jones (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. George Sanders III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Jay Faulkner (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Ann Harden (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Curtis Cooper (VIDETTE, Ga.)

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

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

Featured obituary: Leon Cominsky

Mr. Horace Ross Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Emmaual Moore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Baker (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Durst (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Hardy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Milas Meadows (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Timothy Gleason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Sanders III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leon Cominsky (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Unified community met needs of a challenging year
OTHERS WILL decide the outcome of the latest political debates as to how the consolidated government of Augusta should be structured. Most of us agree that change is essential and compromise will be necessary.

Is Augusta history repeating itself?
In 1948, a group of concerned Augusta residents ran the corrupt Cracker Party out of town. Meanwhile, the League of Women Voters attended every city council meeting and questioned decisions made on the community's behalf. Their efforts turned Augusta around. Will history repeat itself? Woody Merry, Augusta

Follow Walker or get out of his way
Why can't more Georgians realize what many supporters of state Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker, D-Augusta, realized long ago? That he's a genuine leader? The Rev. Clarence Grier, Augusta

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.

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.

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.

Area builders group urges change for better government
The Builders Association of Metro Augusta, a trade group dedicated to promoting responsible residential construction and home ownership in the local area, is concerned over the impact the city government has on our community. Stephen Beazley, Augusta

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.

Unified community met needs of a challenging year
OTHERS WILL decide the outcome of the latest political debates as to how the consolidated government of Augusta should be structured. Most of us agree that change is essential and compromise will be necessary.

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.

A 'Daschle recovery'?
What are critics of President Bush to make of the Congressional Budget Office's report last week that the nation is recovering nicely from recession and is actually on track to show a small surplus by year's end?

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.

A bad bill
Allen's bill takes the mayor off of the Augusta Commission altogether and calls him the chief executive officer of the city government. He gives the mayor's presiding authority to the mayor pro tem.

Brainpower puts Elliott on pole

NASCAR issues new seat belt mandate

Start won't dictate finish

Overtime

Nascar notebook

Legend of Canadian loonie grows

Price of S.C. saltwater fishing license rising

Park to return to Winston Cup at site of accident

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

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.

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.

Nascar notebook
HAMPTON, Ga. - Another race at Atlanta, another photo finish.

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.

Overtime
For the second week in a row, Andre Agassi advanced to the finals of an ATP event.

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.

Start won't dictate finish
HAMPTON, Ga. - The view from the 37th and 38th starting spots in today's MBNA America 500 isn't spectacular, but Ricky Rudd and Rusty Wallace aren't worried.

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.

There's hope for ivorybills
Walking in a remote swamp at daybreak, it is easy to imagine ghosts of long ago wandering among the cypress trees and dark pools.

Boat winner
Jerry McClure of Covington, Ga., accepts a new bass boat and a congratulatory handshake from Jim Austin, host of Fox Sports Net's Angler's Paradise fishing show. McClure won the Clarks Hill Pro-Angler bass tournament Feb. 23 near McCormick, S.C., with four fish weighing 11.73 pounds.

Boat winner

Cooking wild

Outdoors calendar
Through March 15: Applications for public hunting permits for Fort Gordon can be sent to Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Game Management, 142 Bob Kirk Road, Thomson, GA, 30824. A drawing will determine who receives them. Call 791-2397 for information of consult Georgia hunting regulations brochure.

Area woman educates others about bats
Carol Jackson spends her days as an unassuming youth development volunteer. But during her free time, she goes - admittedly - a little batty.

There's hope for ivorybills

Cooking wild
Sauerbraten, an old German favorite, is particularly flavorful when made with venison that has been marinated in red wine for up to three days. The acid in the wine tenderizes even the toughest cut of meat. This recipe, from Sports Afield magazine, recommends using shoulder or hindquarter roasts.

Outdoors calendar

Area woman educates others about bats

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

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

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

Glenn Hills punctuates turnaround
MACON - Perhaps this season's Glenn Hills girls basketball team is summed up best by what happened with just two seconds left in Saturday's Georgia Class AAAA state title game.

Second-half adjustments key Lady Spartans' win
MACON - Glenn Hills coach Bernard Bowman said he knew Hephzibah senior center Tamara Gilyard would have to be shut down in the second half.

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

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.

Lady Tigers fall short, succumb to Raiderettes
MACON - This couldn't be happening, Swainsboro senior center Nikki Robinson thought. Not here, not now.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

National changes are Masterful

The pros and cons of vitamin pills
"Should I take vitamin pills every day? I'm in good health and want to stay healthy."

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

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.

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.

Coffee break
The fragrant black liquid swirling into his cup is a frequent and welcome sight to Nevin Lambert. Coffee also contains his life's work, and may yield clues into a perplexing problem with painkillers.

Malaysia digital ID card slow to take off
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- The Malaysian government touts its new smart ID card with a litany of boastful slogans, like "Highly secure," "Single card, multiple solutions" and "Incredible transformation."

Laser technique detects 3.5 billion-year-old microbe fossils
Researchers using a highly sensitive laser say they have detected microscopic remnants of life dating back 3.5 billion years - a find that could push back by 1 billion years the earliest definitive evidence of life on Earth.

SRS halts treatment program
By 2035, Savannah River Site will have received 47 tons of spent nuclear-reactor fuel from foreign and domestic research reactors.

Virtually no users of virtual safe deposit boxes
Online safe deposit boxes were being billed just a year ago as the latest, greatest financial offering in cyberspace.

LSU tops Georgia

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.

Gamecocks lose amid confusion
ATLANTA - Chuck Eidson waited for the whistle to blow but never heard it - at least not when he or the rest of South Carolina's basketball team wanted.

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

Gamecocks lose amid confusion

Virtually no users of virtual safe deposit boxes

Oops! Universe is beige, not turquoise

Sun could be disrupting your cell phone

Coffee break

The pros and cons of vitamin pills

Scientist exhausted, elated with response to fusion research

Malaysia digital ID card slow to take off

Laser technique detects 3.5 billion-year-old microbe fossils

SRS halts treatment program

Holy art thou

Singer reveals testimony through story and song

Faith digest

Faith, patriotism make nation great

Intramurals courting fun among all faiths