Jaguars outslug West Liberty

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.

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.

Our ability to memorize can fade with age

Tigers rally, beat Braves

Glavine picks Koufax's brain

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.

It's just a matter of time

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

On the move

'Chronicle' expands weekly business section

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.

A family business

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

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.

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.

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.

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

A foot in the door

'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.

Pocket change

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.

Taxes complicate sale of house

On the money

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.

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.

Energy bill adds ethanol to gas

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.

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."

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.

Holocaust survivors restitution payments are tax exempt

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

N.C. State upsets Maryland

Future bright for USC Aiken Lady Pacers

Indiana beats Michigan State

Duke advances to finals

Poor shooting dooms Paine

Geography added to the mix

Duke topples North Carolina

A 'Daschle recovery'?

Edgefield's mystery

Connell bill improves

A bad bill

Correction

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Road back can be difficult

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.

Players must adjust their games

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

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.

Title run proves progress

Emotions run high at Swainsaboro

Second-half adjustments key Lady Spartans' win

Wesleyan girls win Class A

Previous meetings

Lady Tigers fall short, succumb to Raiderettes

Glenn Hills punctuates turnaround

Rebels out for revenge

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.

Bruins blank Thrashers

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

Area builders group urges change for better government

Bad-mouthing nation results in anger

Follow Walker or get out of his way

Is Augusta history repeating itself?

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

Best of both worlds

Arts calendar

Painted beauty

Fans wonder why music industry is killing off the single

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

Home front

Biological talk is not appropriate conversation

Floor to ceiling, contestants have desks covered

Lynx gameday
Macon Whoopee at Augusta Lynx

Lynx game report

Lynx gameday

Lynx gamenight
Pensacola Ice Pilots at Augusta Lynx.

Lynx gamenight

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.

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

Dumont haunts former team

Shepherd tends to Lynx

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

Rescue crowds Aiken's shelter

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.

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.

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.

News you can use

In the know

Across the Southeast

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

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.

No. 8 Alabama 65, South Carolina 57

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.

Judge expects plea to change

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.

Blind student continues family teaching tradition

County's students prepare for GED

Youth club looks for Columbia County site

Forum promotes racial unity

Subscriber fo the day

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

Around the town

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.

Across the area

Ticket scalping law adds distance to sales boundary

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.

Jail's director tackles transition of facility

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.

Budget delays opening

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

Bargain hunters line up at sale

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.

Norwood asks Navy to change field plans

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.

Glenn Hills gets it done

Home park Senate bill examined

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Panel resolves ethics complaints

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.

Man confesses to robberies, killing

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.

Investigation, custody battle drag on

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

Former mayor visits Augusta

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

Across the area

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

Fallen heroes

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.

Around town

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.

News you can use

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.

Proposed rail system has no midyear funds

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

Election politics arrive

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.

Across Georgia

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

Supporters protest

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

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 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.

National changes are Masterful
Sixty-three.

Hawks fall to 76ers

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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. 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

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

Mrs. Linda Kitchens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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. Ruth Manning    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Grover    (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 Augusta, who died March 8, 2002, will be conducted Tuesday morning at 11 a.m., from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. D

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

Dr. Carl Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Debbie Reese    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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. Ima Smith    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

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

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

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. 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

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

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

Mr. Emmaual Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Dr. Carl Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Leon Cominsky    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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. Frances Grover    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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. Verlyn Grant    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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. 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.

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

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

Mr. Donald McNair    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Gwendolyn Stewart    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Berta Sappington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leon Cominsky (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Fields (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothee Taitt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Homer Story (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)

Christopher Jones (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Timothy Gleason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Berta Sappington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Grover (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Oliphant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maudie Green (GSSH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Linda Kitchens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Sanders III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Harden (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Emmaual Moore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Maudie Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Hardy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Dr. Carl Moore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Verlyn Grant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Debbie Reese (THOMSON, Ga.)

Chief Gene Davis (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Aleuceus (LAUDERDALE, Fla.)

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

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

Mrs. Betty Durst (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Homer Story (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)

Mr. Robert Turpin (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Grover (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mattie Newsome (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Johnnie Nance (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Ann Harden (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. George Sanders III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Timothy Gleason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Curtis Cooper (VIDETTE, Ga.)

Mrs. Kate Thigpen (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marie Baker (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Milas Meadows (HARLEM, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Leon Cominsky

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

NASCAR issues new seat belt mandate

Brainpower puts Elliott on pole

Park to return to Winston Cup at site of accident

Legend of Canadian loonie grows

Nascar notebook

Overtime

Price of S.C. saltwater fishing license rising

Start won't dictate finish

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Area woman educates others about bats

Cooking wild

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.

There's hope for ivorybills

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

Outdoors calendar

Boat winner

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

National changes are Masterful

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

LSU tops Georgia

South Carolina stuns Kentucky

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.

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.

Gamecocks lose amid confusion

Malaysia digital ID card slow to take off

Scientist exhausted, elated with response to fusion research

Virtually no users of virtual safe deposit boxes

The pros and cons of vitamin pills

Laser technique detects 3.5 billion-year-old microbe fossils

SRS halts treatment program

Coffee break

Sun could be disrupting your cell phone

Oops! Universe is beige, not turquoise

Intramurals courting fun among all faiths

Faith digest

Faith, patriotism make nation great

Singer reveals testimony through story and song

Holy art thou