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.

Our ability to memorize can fade with age

Wanted: bin Laden's face
TAMPA - The way Bill Place saw it, Osama bin Laden made the perfect target for golfers wanting to take a whack at an international terrorist.

Nude motorcyclists baring it at "camping party"; sheriff's office not grinning
SAMSULA, Fla. -- Eddie and Suzy Colosimo have house guests this week, and many of them are choosing not to wear clothes.

Pendleton's keen eye appreciated by Braves
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - From the moment he rode his Harley into the parking lot, tucked his helmet under his arm, and showed up in the clubhouse looking like a pudgy version of Peter Fonda in Easy Rider, Terry Pendleton has had a profound effect on Atlanta's hitters and the way they approach their craft.

Pendleton's keen eye appreciated by Braves

Braves beat Marlins
MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Florida closer Antonio Alfonseca pitched for the first time since undergoing back surgery in October, but the Florida Marlins lost 7-4 to a split squad of Atlanta Braves on Sunday.

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.

Atlanta offense remains inconsistent
Eleven games into spring training, the Braves are 4-7 after Sunday's 12-3 loss to the New York Mets, another lackluster outing in which the pitching was spotty and the offense was inconsistent.

Tigers rally, beat Braves

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.

It's just a matter of time

Pocket change

On the money

Health plans offer less and employees pay more

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.

'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?

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

Health plans offer less and employees pay more
Health care inflation is on the rise again, and unlike the last cycle of skyrocketing employee health insurance premiums a decade ago, this time around there's nothing on the horizon that promises to get costs back under control.

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.

Fund industry credits 401(k) investors, dollar cost averaging for healthy flows

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

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

A family business

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

'Chronicle' expands weekly business section

Giving your business the right image
It doesn't matter whether you have been in business for years or are just beginning your life as a business owner, now is a good time to review the business name you've selected with the idea of using it as a marketing tool and not just a name.

Giving your business the right image

Some taxpayers need to pay alternative minimum tax
Before mailing your federal income tax return, check to make sure you aren't subject to the alternative minimum tax (AMT). The IRS says that in recent years, more and more people have found themselves subject to the AMT.

Some taxpayers need to pay alternative minimum tax

Fund industry credits 401(k) investors, dollar cost averaging for healthy flows
NEW YORK -- It's clear that mutual fund investors, unshaken by questions about the

Taxes complicate sale of house

A foot in the door

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.

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

Clemson squeaks into tournament
CLEMSON, S.C. -- The people at ESPN did Clemson a favor Sunday. They announced the Tigers' NCAA tournament bracket first.

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.

Future bright for USC Aiken Lady Pacers

Vanderbilt a surprise No. 1 in women's tournament

Duke advances to finals

Geography added to the mix

N.C. State upsets Maryland

Kansas, Duke, Maryland, Cincinnati lead the field of 65

Duke wins fourth straight ACC title

A 'Daschle recovery'?

Add extra classes

Policy leader honored

Wrong 401(k) lesson

A bad bill

Daily TV highlights for the week
If "Must-See TV" is Thursday nights, then that must make Mondays "Let's See What Else We Can Do" time.

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.

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.

'American Embassy': A diplomatic critique
Last spring, with ratings for "Ally McBeal" starting to decline, Fox set out to find a similar replacemen

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.

How HBO thrives while other television networks struggle
NEW YORK -- The slogan sounds elitist, even pompous: "It's not TV, it's HBO." But the pay cable service has backed up its boast.

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.

MTV series goes home with the Osbournes
NEW YORK -- The boxes are stacked outside the Beverly Hills home, ready to be carried in. Each is neatly labeled: "pots and pans," "linens," "devil heads," "dead things."

TV thrives on mismatched couples
Television producers have known for decades that opposites attract viewers. Mismatched television couples incorporating aliens, talking cars and puppet pals have created some of television's biggest hits.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 claims title in Kandy Waters
With memories of Ernie Els dancing in his head, Elliot Gealy was able to hold on and win his first NGA/Hooters Tour golf title Sunday.

It's anybody's game in Honda

Daly in Masters for 2002
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - John Daly's coveted Masters Tournament invitation went in the mail first thing this morning.

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.

Gealy leading Hooters by seven

Daly in Masters for 2002

Gealy claims title in Kandy Waters

Kuchar wins Honda Classic
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - It didn't take Matt Kuchar long to win on the PGA Tour. Seventeen starts as a pro, to be exact.

Kuchar wins Honda Classic

Second-half adjustments key Lady Spartans' win

Glenn Hills punctuates turnaround

Georgia prep champions

Lady Tigers fall short, succumb to Raiderettes

Glenn Hills' rule might be longer

Swainsboro's roll of dice backfires

New York thrashes Atlanta

New York thrashes Atlanta
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Roman Hamrlik and Michael Peca each scored two goals, leading the New York Islanders to a 6-1 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Sunday that snapped a three-game losing streak.

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.

Kuchar returning to the Masters
John Daly and Matt Kuchar are returning to the Masters, although their road back to Augusta National could not have been any different.

Offers way to squelch irritating telemarketers

Is Augusta history repeating itself?

Left lane slowpokes are dangerous

Area builders group urges change for better government

A great coach

Follow Walker or get out of his way

Trustee opposes revamp plan

Abraham Lincoln defended as a truly great American

Board too concerned about equity

Has no sympathy for single mom

Biological talk is not appropriate conversation

'American Embassy': A diplomatic critique

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

MTV series goes home with the Osbournes

Floor to ceiling, contestants have desks covered

Best of both worlds

Painted beauty

Fans wonder why music industry is killing off the single

Home front

Arts calendar

How HBO thrives while other television networks struggle

Daily TV highlights for the week

TV thrives on mismatched couples

Lynx bolster playoff hopes
There was a sense of accomplishment in the dressing room early Sunday evening after the Augusta Lynx held on for a 3-2 victory over the Macon Whoopee. With two wins this weekend over their in-state rivals, the Lynx helped their playoff cause and may have ended Macon's.

Lynx gameday

Lynx bolster playoff hopes

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

Lynx gameday
Macon Whoopee at Augusta Lynx

Dumont haunts former team

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

Bargain hunters line up at sale

Across the area

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.

Norwood asks Navy to change field plans

Stormwater fees to begin

County's students prepare for GED

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

News you can use

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.

Scouts honor 90 years of girl power
LaForest Myer still goes by her Girl Scout camp name, "Tree," which she received when she was 10.

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.

Across the Southeast
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -Concerned about legislative efforts to restrict access to public records, more than half of Florida's daily newspapers published editorials Sunday stressing the importance of maintaining an open government.

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

Glenn Hills gets it done

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

Forum promotes racial unity

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -The British government was expected to plead again with the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles today for the life of condemned inmate Tracy Lee Housel.

Across the area

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.

Around 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.

Rescue crowds Aiken's shelter

Beached whale dies on Tybee

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.

Measure enforces hunting

News you can use
March 11, 1986 American City Corp.'s revitalization plan for downtown Augusta is getting a face-lift.

Blind pianist finds faith in music

Subscriber of the day
Audrey Lavin of Evans is today's subscriber of the day.

Proposed rail system has no midyear funds

Stormwater fees to begin
North Augusta will hold a public hearing March 18 at its municipal building to discuss its stormwater fees.

Fallen heroes

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.

Budget delays opening

Across South Carolina
YORK -A wrongful-death lawsuit against Spartanburg nursing home operator White Oak Manor Inc. will go to trial in July unless a settlement is reached before then.

Artistic Vision
BONEVILLE, Ga. - When Gloria Smith looks at an iron bed, sleep is the last thing on her mind.

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

Schools question standardized tests
As the mother of a fifth-grader, Kimberly Richard has plenty to say about standardized testing.

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.

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.

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.

Across the area
A 35-year-old North Augusta woman was arrested Sunday in connection with a Saturday night fire at an Augusta house.

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.

Blind pianist finds faith in music
ATHENS, Ga. - "I was born blind," Fleeta Mitchell said. "I've never seen in my life."

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina

Supporters protest

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

Subscriber of the day

Across the Southeast

Kuchar returning to the Masters

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Schools question standardized tests

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.

News you can use

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.

Artistic Vision

Measure enforces hunting
AIKEN - A bill in the South Carolina General Assembly would suspend driver's licenses of hunters and fishermen who are ticketed for illegal recreation if they ignore those citations.

Surviving dog finds new home

Beached whale dies on Tybee
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. - The black creature's breathing became shallower and shallower - and finally stopped.

Across the Southeast

Surviving dog finds new home
AIKEN - If you looked very closely, it was almost as if Cassie's canine mouth was smiling.

Survivor speaks of Sept. 11
NEW ELLENTON - Stanley Praimnath started Sept. 11 with a simple prayer, and by the time it was over he was praying again.

National changes are Masterful
Sixty-three.

Distance issues plague NCAA
The National Collegiate Athletic Association spends much of its time fretting about the student aspect of student-athletes. The folks in Indianapolis could use a refresher course in geography.

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

Orlando tops Toronto
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic aren't known as defensive stoppers, but they sure looked the part against the struggling Toronto Raptors.

Orlando tops Toronto

Hawks fall to 76ers

Vanderbilt a surprise No. 1 in women's tournament
Vanderbilt edged out conference rival Tennessee for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA women's basketball tournament Sunday and joined Connecticut, Duke and Oklahoma at the top of the brackets.

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

Kansas, Duke, Maryland, Cincinnati lead the field of 65
INDIANAPOLIS -- The first NCAA tournament that tried to keep teams closer to home features two old hands and two first-timers in the top spots.

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.

Duke wins fourth straight ACC title
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mike Krzyzewski has been in enough championship settings to get a good read on his team. He knew to keep quiet Sunday.

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.

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

Featured obituary: Mr. Gene E. Davis
Thinking back to the time he was a teen-age volunteer firefighter, Gary Thigpen remembered the chief who inspired him into a career of fighting fires.

Mr. Floyd Fulmer    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Floyd Fulmer, age 79, of Piper Road, Aiken, entered into rest Sunday, March 10, 2002. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2002, from Shiloh Baptist Chu

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

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

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.

Mr. John Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Mr. John Jackson, SFC (Retired) of Beaufort Ave. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are one son, Trent Jackson, Columbia, S.C.; t

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

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. Dr.

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

Mrs. Gwendolyn Stewart    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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. Robert Johnson    (ESTILL, S.C.)
ESTILL, S.C. - Mr. Robert Lee "Shorty" Johnson, 72, of Turner Expressway near Estill, died early Sunday morning at th

Mrs. Linda Kitchens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Emmaual Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Samuel Hickman Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. Samuel Hickman Sr., 49, died March 9, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia. Arrange

Mrs. Ann Harden    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Frances Grover    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Chief Gene Davis    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Bridgette Walden    ( WADLEY, Ga.)
WADLEY, Ga. - Bridgette R. Walden died on Monday, March 4, 2002 at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta.

Mr. Verlyn Grant    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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. 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. Dewey Woods Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest March 9, 2002, at the V.A. Medical Center, Mr. Dewey Albertus Woods Sr., husband of Mrs. Mary Randall Woods. A cryptside service will be he

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

Dr. Carl Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Harrison Carlan    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Harrison Felton, "Bob" Carlan died March 9, 20

Mr. Timothy Gleason    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Timothy M. Gleason, entered into rest Thursday, March 7, 2002, at Augusta Hills Nursing Home. Grav

Mrs. Marie Bridgers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA,

Mr. Johnny Fields    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Graveside services for Mr. Johnny Fields, 24, of Wal

Mr. Stanford Barton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Doss    (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, March 9, 2002, in Princeton, Ky., Mrs. Dorothy "Juanita"

Mrs. Gwendolyn Stewart    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, March 7, 2002, at the V.A. Medical Center, Mrs. Gwendolyn Jac

Mr. Homer Story    (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)

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. Mamie Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mrs. Mamie Carroll, 75, of Edgefield Road, entered into rest Sunday, March 2, 20

Mr. Donald Smoland    (AIKEN, S.C.)
SRP AIKEN, S.C. - Donald Bruce Smoland, 53, of Huckleberry Drive, Aiken, died March 10 of ALS after a long illness at his home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, a

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. Effie Robinson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Effie Mae Butler Robinson, age 68, entered into rest March 6, 2002. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Jacksonville Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert L. Myers officiating.

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

Mrs. Gladys Parker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The death of Gladys Milvurn Parker, 83, occurred Friday in an Augusta hospital. Gravesid

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

Mrs. Louise Moore    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Dr. Carl Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. William Linnenkohl    (DEARING, Ga.)
DEARING, Ga. - Entered into rest Sunday, Mar

Mrs. Angela Spearman    (EVANS, Ga.)

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. Maudie Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Berta Sappington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Johnnie Nance (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Moore (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Marie Bridgers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Johnny Fields (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Sanders III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Linnenkohl (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Grover (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Linda Kitchens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Doss (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert Johnson (ESTILL, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Turpin (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Chief Gene Davis (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Floyd Fulmer (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Gladys Parker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Hickman Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Timothy Gleason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Angela Spearman (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Oliphant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Gene E. Davis

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

Mrs. Betty Durst (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ann Harden (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Verlyn Grant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Carl Moore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Chief Gene Davis (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Gwendolyn Stewart (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Durst (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bridgette Walden ( WADLEY, Ga.)

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

Mr. Johnny Fields (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Emmaual Moore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Milas Meadows (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

Mr. Stanford Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Homer Story (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)

Mr. Harrison Carlan (GREENSBORO, 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.

Policy leader honored
State Rep. Bill Clyburn, D-Edgefield, finds himself in good company after being named Policy Leader of the Year in the nation's capital by the prestigious National Association of State Boards of Education.

Trustee opposes revamp plan
As a school board member for District 5 in Columbia County, it gives me great concern that one of our representatives would consider introducing legislation that would change a governing body without first having a suitable dialogue with its members. Lee Muns, Martinez, Ga.

Has no sympathy for single mom
The Chronicle's March 3 front page article, "Judge's challenge prompts changes in protective agency" is a glaring example of much that is wrong with America today. Dale Gordineer, Edgefield, S.C.

Left lane slowpokes are dangerous
Marie Hodges, who wrote that delicious letter on the tailgater with an injured hand on Jan. 29, is terrific. What a great sense of humor and perspective. Steve Kohn, Hephzibah, Ga.

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

Wrong 401(k) lesson
If the Enron collapse has taught employees anything, it's that it's unwise to invest all one's 401(k) pension savings into one company, including the company one works for.

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

Add extra classes
With a year's worth of a pilot program under their belts, Richmond County school board members are talking about expanding the seven-period program to all high schools in the district.

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

Offers way to squelch irritating telemarketers
Regarding Wallace B. Rogers' March 1 letter, concerning telemarketers' unwanted "siege" on his telephone. He may be interested to know that there is an answer to his problem. Guill Johnson, Thomson, 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.

Abraham Lincoln defended as a truly great American
Milton Gresham's Feb. 26 letter, "Lincoln was bad for the nation," bespeaks the tone of a Southern gentleman, so eloquently quoting the words of President Abraham Lincoln, for the world to read anew. I thank him for that. John Helman, Augusta

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?

Board too concerned about equity
Over the last month, I have taken a greater interest in the Columbia County Board of Education because of so-called attempts to eliminate Spanish from Steven's Creek Elementary. Steve Epperson, Martinez, 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.

A great coach
All who attended the induction of Coach A.L. Williams into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame on Feb. 23 left the ceremony feeling mighty good. It was an honor long overdue. Ray Mims, Perry, Ga.

Olympic champion Sarah Hughes feted at hometown

Nascar notebook

Stewart's practice pays off with win

Agassi reaches tennis milestone

Start won't dictate finish

Overtime

Agassi reaches tennis milestone
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - This time, there were no obstacles Andre Agassi couldn't handle.

Olympic champion Sarah Hughes feted at hometown
GREAT NECK, N.Y. -- Olympic figure skating champion Sarah Hughes was feted in her hometown Sunday with hundreds of people lining the streets to watch marching bands, politicians, police and fire departments parading in her honor.

Overtime
Three Augusta area junior players won division titles Sunday in the annual Baldino's Georgia Junior Top 16 Championships at Newman Tennis Center.

NASCAR notebook
HAMPTON, Ga. _ When Sterling Marlin wasn't penalized for speeding on pit road at Las Vegas on March 3, it amounted to a penalty for the other 42 teams that obeyed the traffic laws, NASCAR admitted Sunday.

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

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.

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

Stewart's practice pays off with win
HAMPTON, Ga. - Preparation for Tony Stewart's victory in Sunday's MBNA America 500 started last October at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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

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

Cooking wild

There's hope for ivorybills

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.

Boat winner

Outdoors calendar

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.

Georgia prep champions
A listing of the state high school basketball championship winners.

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.

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

Swainsboro's roll of dice backfires
Swainsboro junior guard Kellie Johnson held her head in her right hand and her white jersey partially covered her face. Hardly any other Lady Tiger could bear to watch the end.

Glenn Hills' rule might be longer
Hephzibah coach Wendell Lofton was disappointed after Saturday's 66-46 loss to Glenn Hills in the Class AAAA state basketball 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.

National changes are Masterful

Distance issues plague NCAA

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.

If you love wrecking cars, you'll love 'Wreckless'
"Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions" is a lot of things, but wreckless isn't one of them.

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

Computer questions answered
Q. I disagree with your admonition that computer buyers should avoid "bargain boxes" and instead buy computers in the $900 to $1,200 range.

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.

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.

USB connection makes computer use easy
USB isn't something you mutter when you're cut off in traffic.

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."

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.

The best business graphics card on the market
Business PC users rejoice! Matrox has again ignored the demands of an ever-growing gaming community to provide you with the best business graphics card on the market. And for that, you should be grateful.

Lady Dogs make it to the dance again
ATLANTA -- After a disappointing season by Georgia standards, the Lady Bulldogs still made it into the NCAA tournament Sunday for the 19th time in 21 seasons. Unheralded Georgia State made it, too.

Dogs' seeding surprises coach
Georgia lost four of its last seven games, including Friday's first-game flameout against Louisiana State in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

Gamecocks lose amid confusion

South Carolina gets No. 3 seed in East
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Shaunzinski Gortman finally had a reason to watch the NCAA selection show this year.

Gamecocks play Virginia in NIT

Gamecocks play Virginia in NIT
South Carolina will travel to Virginia to open play in the NIT on Wednesday.

South Carolina rallies to beat Seton Hall
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Steve Thomas' first career home run sparked a five-run seventh inning rally as South Carolina beat Seton Hall 10-5 on Sunday to sweep the three-game series.

South Carolina rallies to beat Seton Hall

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.

Wanted: bin Laden's face

Nude motorcyclists baring it at "camping party"; sheriff's office not grinning

USB connection makes computer use easy

Laser technique detects 3.5 billion-year-old microbe fossils

Coffee break

Virtually no users of virtual safe deposit boxes

The pros and cons of vitamin pills

Computer questions answered

If you love wrecking cars, you'll love 'Wreckless'

SRS halts treatment program

The best business graphics card on the market

Malaysia digital ID card slow to take off