Red Sox hire Grady Little as manager

Yankees release Ruben Rivera
TAMPA, Fla. -- Ruben Rivera is being released from the New York Yankees after stealing a glove and bat from Derek Jeter's locker, a baseball source said Tuesday.

Red Sox hire Grady Little as manager
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Cleveland bench coach Grady Little was hired Monday as manager of the Boston Red Sox, joining a team with new owners eager to win the franchise's first World Series title since 1918.

It was a landslide victory - for the other guy

Foster battles for lefty spot
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The college cap that's faded and sweat-stained, the one on the top shelf of his locker? It's staying right there.

Braves notebook
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The best thing that can be said for Albie Lopez's outing Monday was it eliminated the team's outfielders from having to run sprints after the game.

Cox faces tough decisions
LAKELAND, Fla. - The first cuts of the spring are easy. Bobby Cox dreads the last ones.

Tigers 4, Braves 2

Foster battles for lefty spot

Cox faces tough decisions

Braves notebook

Tigers 4, Braves 2
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Rookie Mike Rivera had two doubles off Atlanta's Greg Maddux, and Damion Easley was 3-for-3 with a home run as the Tigers beat the Braves 4-2 on Tuesday.

Business gears up again after system breakdown
Augusta Newsprint hopes to have its No. 1 paper machine operating today after a breakdown Feb. 28 caused about $1.5 million in damages, officials said.

Kmart CEO leaves company
DETROIT -- The struggling Kmart Corp. replaced its chief executive Monday, three days after announcing a turnaround plan that will trim 22,000 jobs and close 284 stores.

Further rise in gas cost is likely

Business briefs
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Telephone system maker Avaya Inc. is eliminating about 1,900 jobs, or 8.3 percent of its work force, as part of a bid to cut costs of up to $200 million a year.

Telecom bill is boon for Bells
Proposed federal legislation could free BellSouth to provide long-distance broadband service without first proving Georgia's local phone market is open to competition.

Tax tips: Free help available from the IRS
Sometimes you just need a little help preparing your federal tax return. The IRS offers free assistance by computer, telephone, fax, and in person. The IRS can assist you with obtaining forms, publications and answers to a wide range of tax questions. If you qualify, IRS can even help you find free tax preparation.

Capital gains, and some losses need to be reported
Almost everything you own and use for personal purposes, pleasure or investment is a capital asset. The IRS says that when you sell a capital asset, the difference between the amount you sell it for and your basis, which is usually what you paid for it, is a capital gain or a capital loss. While you must report all capital gains, you may subtract only your capital losses on investment property, not personal property.

Telecom bill is boon for Bells

Tax tips: Free help available from the IRS

Business briefs
BRUSSELS, Belgium - Seeking to resolve its antitrust woes in Europe, Microsoft Corp. is proposing concessions that go beyond those agreed to in the United States to help rivals ensure their equipment can operate with its dominant Windows software.

Further rise in gas cost is likely
With spring just around the corner, consumers can expect gasoline prices to continue to rise, analysts said Monday.

Daily stocks page slims down
Do not adjust your newspaper - you are not experiencing technical difficulties.

Business briefs

Business gears up again after system breakdown

Clemson 20, Georgia Southern 8

Clemson 20, Georgia Southern 8
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson pounded out 23 hits for a 20-8 victory over Georgia Southern on Tuesday.

Smith pleads guilty to selling drugs

Smith pleads guilty to selling drugs
PICKENS, S.C. -- Former Clemson tackle Desmond Akil Smith has pleaded guilty to drug-related charges and been given probation.

Kramer retires as SEC commissioner
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Roy Kramer's system for choosing a national champion in college football will be debated and mocked by playoff advocates and others with different ideas on picking a No. 1.

Kramer retires as SEC commissioner

Tuesday Tipoff

RPI ratings play big role in NCAA selections

Knight film earns big rating

UConn completes season-long run at No. 1

Saint Joseph's 73, George Mason 64

Dixon edges Williams for top individual honor

Haslem to the bench? Donovan is thinking about it

Siena 81, Alcorn St. 77

Boozer riding hot streak heading into postseason

Siena 81, Alcorn St. 77

Miller says Wolfpack ready for postseason pressures

Kresse retires after 23 years at College of Charleston

Duke the final No. 1 for a record fourth straight year

Championship spirit

New nuke policy?

Sign of progress

One mentally ill killer after another

Helping S.C. boycott

Overcome distrust

Oscar song category highlights movie work of veteran rockers
LOS ANGELES -- Pop stars can turn to the Oscars when they want something besides Grammys on their trophy shelves.

39 million people watched CBS' "9-11" documentary
NEW YORK -- An estimated 39 million people watched the CBS "9-11" documentary that featured video footage from inside the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks.

Oscar to honor 'toons for the first time
LOS ANGELES -- With a Scottish-burred ogre, a bunch of button-down corporate monsters and a kid with a gumdrop hairdo among invitees, this year's Academy Awards will be a bit more animated.

AP film writers offer Academy Awards picks
David Germain and Entertainment Writer Christy Lemire predict who will win - and suggest who should win - in top Academy Awards categories on March 24:

20/20 hindsight on past Oscar nods
No one seems to agree on movies anymore. Even professional film critics disagree wildly among themselves. But there is one film-oriented subject on which most movie lovers concur: When it comes to the Oscars, Hollywood usually gets it wrong.

Awards boost Oscar shots for Crowe, Berry
LOS ANGELES -- Russell Crowe continued his pre-Oscars tear by taking best actor honors at the Screen Actors Guild awards, while Halle Berry boosted her prospects to become the first black woman to win a best actress Academy Award.

Girls celebrate 90 years of learning the Scout way
It's about more than cookies. The Thin Mints and the Tagalongs might be the first things that come to mind when people think about Girl Scouts, but to Augusta attorney Sue Reimer, the treats are about financial skills, professionalism and setting goals.

In the know
Looking for a way to cut clutter in the kitchen? The new Amana Messenger Refrigerator may be just the appliance to help. It has a built-in recorder that allows you to tape your honey-do lists, instead of writing it all down. The refrigerator also will alert you when it is time to change the water filter, if the door has been left open or if there was a power outage while you were away.

Letterman to stay at CBS as 'Late Show' host
NEW YORK -- David Letterman put an end to the late-night soap opera that has preoccupied television for more than a week, telling his "Late Show" audience that he is staying at CBS and rejecting an enticing offer from ABC.

'Moulin Rouge' choreographs encore for movie musicals
LOS ANGELES -- More so than they've been in decades, the Hollywood Hills are alive with the sound of musicals.

Small portions
Restaurant menus usually tell diners how each seafood dish is prepared. Is it breaded? Is it grilled, baked or pan-seared? But what is becoming more frequent these days is to inform diners how the ingredients in each seafood dish were caught.

Uncorking some homework assignments
Let those pocketbooks and wallets relax. Today is Schoolteacher Wine Day, which is to say, wines priced for schoolteachers.

Oscar fantasy: Other-worldly 'Fellowship' elevates neglected genre
LOS ANGELES -- Nothing as fantastically removed from our own world has ever done as well with Academy Awards voters as "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" has so far.

Rankings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of Feb. 25-March 3. Each ratings point represents 1,055,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

Pop singer struggled with her second CD
LOS ANGELES - Australian-born Natalie Imbruglia was one of 1998's surprise pop successes.

A stout stew
While many Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day with green beer, you can be s

A red-letter day for television swearing
NEW YORK -- Time to wash the speakers out with soap: This past weekend marked a milestone in televised swearing.

Sally Jessy Raphael's daytime talk show is canceled
NEW YORK -- Sally Jessy Raphael's daytime talk show, the longest-running of its genre, has been canceled after nearly two decades on the air.

Audiences make time for 'The Time Machine'
LOS ANGELES -- Time was money at the weekend box office.

Actor doesn't plan his days
PASADENA, Calif. - In a family of super achievers, Oliver Hudson could be considered the late bloomer.

In the know
Beginning Sunday, Bryan Foods is staging a Cook It Up sweepstakes, with a prize of a weekend culinary adventure with Chef Patrick Mould June 27-30 at the Louisiana School of Cooking in St. Martinville, La.The three-day trip will include demonstrations, instruction and recipes of Cajun and Creole cooking.

April tournament will help First Tee

Two big drives, one big overhaul

Augustan begins job at PGA center
As a bone-marrow transplant survivor of the deadliest form of leukemia, Mark Avery knows something about second chances.

Augustan begins job at PGA center

Woods: 'Charles is being Charles'

April tournament will help First Tee
A golf tournament will be held in April to provide scholarships for disadvantaged youth to participate in the First Tee of Augusta program.

Kuchar makes Masters

Two big drives, one big overhaul
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- It didn't take long for Hootie Johnson to be certain that the Augusta National Golf Club was doing the right thing.

Woods: 'Charles is being Charles'
ORLANDO, Fla. - Charles Barkley said Tiger Woods doesn't like to speak out, but the reigning Masters champion spoke up Tuesday about the former NBA star's published comments alleging racism at Augusta National.

Kuchar makes Masters
The news just keeps getting better and better for Matt Kuchar.

Burke County's Davis fired by school board

Burke County's Davis fired by school board
Despite leading the Burke County football team to two consecutive playoff appearances, head coach Nick Davis confirmed Tuesday that he was fired by the Burke County Board of Education.

Kovalchuk out for season after injuring shoulder
DULUTH, Ga. -- Atlanta Thrashers forward Ilya Kovalchuk, the leading goal scorer on his team and among NHL rookies, will miss the rest of the season with a dislocated right shoulder.

Kovalchuk says he can return this year
ATLANTA -- The Thrashers' team doctors and executives said Ilya Kovalchuk could be out six to eight weeks.

Thrashers 4, Lightning 4
ATLANTA -- Dan Boyle scored with 11:55 left in regulation and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied from a three-goal deficit to tie the Atlanta Thrashers 4-4 Tuesday night.

Kovalchuk out for season after injuring shoulder

It was a landslide victory - for the other guy
There won't be a Bill Kirby in Congress anytime soon.

Thomson teen gets consecutive life sentences
A Thomson teen was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences after pleading guilty Tuesday to killing his parents.

Clerk bound, left in early-morning robbery
A group of men tied up a convenience store clerk and robbed the Crown Fast Fare on Gordon Highway near Grovetown, authorities said.

Man charged for fatally stabbing wife
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- An Augusta, Ga., man - estranged from his wife who is an officer at Pope Air Force Base - has been charged with murder in his wife's death in South Carolina.

Would follow Graham to heaven

PETA terrorism charge is true

Angry writer wants energy bill killed

Killer will likely get out of prison

Afflicted by redundancy

Legal system often wrong in death penalty sentences

Questions why Aiken County appointed the wrong jailer

'Hood man's' tactics are shameful

Rosie kept orientation secret to gain acceptance, influence

Charles Walker takes charge

Actor doesn't plan his days

A red-letter day for television swearing

In the know

Rankings for basic cable networks

Letterman to stay at CBS as 'Late Show' host

39 million people watched CBS' "9-11" documentary

Oscar song category highlights movie work of veteran rockers

Awards boost Oscar shots for Crowe, Berry

Small portions

Audiences make time for 'The Time Machine'

Oscar to honor 'toons for the first time

'Moulin Rouge' choreographs encore for movie musicals

A stout stew

AP film writers offer Academy Awards picks

Oscar fantasy: Other-worldly 'Fellowship' elevates neglected genre

Sally Jessy Raphael's daytime talk show is canceled

Pop singer struggled with her second CD

Girls celebrate 90 years of learning the Scout way

In the know

Uncorking some homework assignments

Selling a sport
Sue Russell didn't know a thing about faceoffs or forechecks when she took a job with the Augusta Lynx hockey team nearly five years ago.

Selling a sport

Protest of Navy site builds
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - With an American flag to their right and a Georgia flag to their left, Burke County commissioners voted Tuesday to oppose a Navy plan that could bring a military practice airfield to the area.

Overpass wreck

Program rewards good teachers

Across the area
A North Augusta woman was killed when a tractor-trailer crashed into a car Tuesday on U.S. Highway 25, Aiken County Deputy Coroner Tim Carlton said.

Jurors indict repeat offender
An Augusta man granted probation instead of prison time four months ago on a second drug offense now could face 20 years to life in a federal prison.

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

Atlanta paper has its own ideas about city motto

Support pours in at shelter
AIKEN - The donations included about 3,000 pounds of dog food, 50 pet carriers and six large, portable metal cages.

Man charged for fatally stabbing wife

Crime Watch
Crime Watch Stacy Haynes, Project Cease Fire coordinator, talks to Aiken police about how the program seeks stiffer penalties for criminals who carry guns. Ms. Haynes gave her presentation Monday at the city's Public Safety Department.

Religion's post-attack rise proves short-lived
America found its spiritual side in the days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, but six months later spiritual activity and the depth of people's beliefs have returned to pre-attack levels, even in religious areas such as the South, church leaders said.

Roadside stand deals in shadows
FARMINGTON, Ga. - Tractor-trailer trucks whiz by, their cylinders firing and mufflers roaring. Cars and more cars speed onward.

4-H program serves variety of interests
It's a century old, but 4-H, a youth program that has its roots in agriculture, has moved into the cities and the suburbs.

Senator asks Navy to drop site
Georgia's senior senator wants Burke County removed from the list of sites under scrutiny by the U.S. Navy for a $40 million practice airfield for its new F/A-18 Super Hornet attack aircraft.

Atlanta paper has its own ideas about city motto
A tongue-in-cheek tally conducted Tuesday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's online newpaper, AJC.com, says Augusta's new city slogan should be Augusta: Georgia's City of Rich Golf Enthusiasts.

Officials will skip tax talks

GOP plans health care boost
COLUMBIA - South Carolina House leaders said Monday that they plan to use $58 million in tobacco settlement funds to improve health care.

Jurors indict repeat offender

Across the area

Support pours in at shelter

Mayor wants to doctor The Garden City motto

Clerk bound, left in early-morning robbery

Mayor wants to doctor The Garden City motto
When it comes to a city slogan, Mayor Bob Young prefers brains to beauty.

Corrections
An article in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have said that a meeting to discuss Grovetown's sales tax proposals is scheduled for Monday, March 18, at 6 p.m. at Grovetown City Hall.

Across the area
A Cross Creek High School teacher charged with setting fire to her ex-boyfriend's house has been placed on administrative leave, a spokesman said Monday.

School audit faults courses
An audit of Georgia's public school curriculum has revealed that pupils are being taught just enough to get by on standardized tests.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Elizabeth Taylor of Appling.

News you can use
March 13, 1962 Chronicle writer Jerry Sanders reports that work on a 9-foot channel of the Savannah River between Augusta and Savannah will be finished by Sept. 15 unless high water continues.

Correction
An article in Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have said that before Glenn Hills High School's victory Saturday, T.W. Josey High was the most recent Augusta-area team to win a state basketball championship, winning the Class AAA girls title in 1998.

Family slaying elicits dismay
Neighbors of an Augusta man charged with fatally stabbing his estranged wife during a weekend police chase in Darlington County, S.C., said Tuesday they are devastated by the killing.

School audit faults courses

Plant blast remembered
A moment of silence today will mark the one-year anniversary of the explosion that killed three workers at BP Amoco Polymers facility.

Overpass wreck
Richmond County Deputy Bruce Williams examines an empty tractor-trailer that crashed at the Interstate 20 overpass at Washington Road. The truck was headed east on I-20 Monday when the driver lost control and broke through the guard rail. The driver had no life-threatening injuries.

Board approves academies
AIKEN - Lilian Thomas can begin ordering more blue-and-white portable classrooms for the land behind the day care center she owns.

Family slaying elicits dismay

Plant blast remembered

Two men charged in thefts

Pension increase pushed
Savannah River Site retirees received another round of assurances Tuesday that an effort is under way to increase their pensions.

Subscriber of the day

GOP plans health care boost

News you can use

Attention to seized dogs is excessive, woman says
SALLEY - A woman facing misdemeanor charges over the way she kept close to 200 dogs said Tuesday the media has presented only one side of the story.

Correction

Officer rescues sick motorist
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Kevin Jones can't remember a time when he didn't want to be a police officer.

Black ministers oppose bills

Thomson teen gets two life sentences
A Thomson teen was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences Tuesday for killing his parents.

Crime Watch

Across South Carolina
CLEMSON -Confederate-type flags flying at John C. Calhoun Memorial Highway markers in Clemson and near Easley have been removed by Transportation Department workers.

Council votes to fund playhouse
AIKEN - Aiken City Council voted Monday night to contribute about $1.6 million in additional funding toward the completion of the downtown performing arts center.

Across Georgia
JACKSON -Ignoring pleas from Great Britain, Georgia executed a man with dual British-American citizenship Tuesday for the murder and rape of suburban Atlanta woman 17 years ago.

Black ministers oppose bills
The Concerned Ministers of Augusta will hold a public forum at 6 p.m. Monday to discuss proposed legislation regarding the structure of city government. The forum will be in the eighth-floor commission chamber of the municipal building at 530 Greene St.

Lawmaker urges Savannah River joint oversight
South Carolina's General Assembly will decide whether to adopt guidelines to create a joint governing authority for water resources shared by other states. The compact would become a reality only if neighboring states adopted similar legislation.

Ethics panel questions Walker's affiliations
ATLANTA - The state Ethics Commission has voted to open an investigation into whether Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker failed to disclose some of his affiliations in several recent financial-disclosure reports.

Protest of Navy site builds

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

Thomson teen gets two life sentences

Officials will skip tax talks
Today's planned meeting about the distribution of Columbia County's local option sales tax dollars might not happen.

Roadside stand deals in shadows

Two men charged in thefts
Authorities investigating a two-county string of residential burglaries arrested two men after finding thousands of dollars in stolen items in their hotel room in Martinez.

News you can use

Charter schools head to decision
AIKEN - The Aiken County School Board could decide the future of charter schools in the county tonight.

Attention to seized dogs is excessive, woman says

Board OKs bid for new school
The Columbia County Board of Education accepted the low bid to build a new elementary school and discussed the need for more central office space at a meeting Tuesday night.

Corrections

News you can use
March 12, 1995 Led by senior Ricky Moore, Westside High dominated crosstown rival Josey High 60-39 to capture the first state basketball title in the school's history.

Program rewards good teachers
LAURENS, S.C. - Seven South Carolina schools have launched a statewide pilot program that pays teachers extra for raising pupil achievement.

Across South Carolina

Across Georgia

Subscriber of the day

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is M.G. Beckner of Appling.

Across South Carolina
McCORMICK -A 19th-century railroad corridor could become the state's newest hiking and biking trail, the Palmetto Conservation Foundation says.

Across Georgia

Lawmaker urges Savannah River joint oversight

Religion's post-attack rise proves short-lived

Board approves academies

4-H program serves variety of interests

Charter schools head to decision

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - A jury heard evidence Monday it will use to decide whether Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin - formerly known as H. Rap Brown - should be executed for the slaying of a Fulton County sheriff's deputy.

Hawks 121, Warriors 96
ATLANTA -- Jason Terry scored 32 points and Shareef Abdur-Rahim added 19 Monday night as the Atlanta Hawks set a season high for points in a 121-96 victory over the Golden State Warriors.

Hawks 121, Warriors 96

Prosecutors file more charges against Jayson Williams
FLEMINGTON, N.J. -- Former NBA star Jayson Williams wiped his fingerprints off the shotgun used to kill a limousine driver at his mansion, then told house guests to lie to police that the driver killed himself, authorities said Monday.

Prosecutors file more charges against Jayson Williams

Knight film earns big rating
NEW YORK -- "A Season on the Brink," a film about basketball coach Bob Knight, produced large ratings for ESPN - mostly R-rated.

Siena 81, Alcorn St. 77
DAYTON, Ohio -- Siena, the only NCAA tournament team with more losses than wins, has figured out how to pull them out at the right time.

Duke the final No. 1 for a record fourth straight year
Duke moved back into the No. 1 spot in the AP college basketball poll Monday, a record fourth straight year the Blue Devils were on top of the final rankings of the season.

Dixon edges Williams for top individual honor
RALEIGH, N.C. -- One of the Atlantic Coast Conference's most versatile players was voted the league's best Tuesday.

Miller says Wolfpack ready for postseason pressures
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Poise has been a trademark og the North Carolina State basketball team all season.

Kresse retires after 23 years at College of Charleston
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- John Kresse, who spent his entire head coaching career at the College of Charleston where he built the school into a midmajor basketball power, announced his retirement on Tuesday.

UConn completes season-long run at No. 1
From the preseason WNIT to the eve of the NCAA tournament, it was Connecticut all the way.

Siena 81, Alcorn St. 77
DAYTON, Ohio -- The team that couldn't win during the regular season has figured it out at tournament time.

Tuesday Tipoff
Reviewing and previewing college basketball heading into the NCAA Tournament:

Saint Joseph's 73, George Mason 64
FAIRFAX, Va. -- Jameer Nelson scored 28 points to lead Saint Joseph's to a 73-64 victory over George Mason on Tuesday night in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament.

Ball St. 98, South Florida 92
MUNCIE, Ind. -- Chris Williams scored a career-high 40 points and Ball State used an 18-1 run to beat South Florida 98-92 Tuesday night in the first round of the NIT.

Haslem to the bench? Donovan is thinking about it
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida coach Billy Donovan is determined to keep his star center, Udonis Haslem, out of foul trouble.

Boozer riding hot streak heading into postseason
DURHAM, N.C. -- Carlos Boozer is on the kind of roll that makes highlight films glow and gives opposing coaches sleepless nights. If he keeps it up for six more games, Duke just might have another national title.

RPI ratings play big role in NCAA selections
INDIANAPOLIS -- Butler won 25 games - and didn't get into the NCAA tournament.

Former Packers GM still talking to Blank

Mr. Collie Tyler Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Collie Tyler Jr., 57, died Saturday, March 9, 2002. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 14, 2002,

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

Mr. William Seymour    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. William Henry Seymour, will be Thursday, March 14, 2002, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Rivers Funeral Home with Rev. Rodney Powell and Donnie Bat

Mrs. Vena White    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Stafford Barton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothee Taitt    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Angela Spearman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Florence Godbee    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Mrs. Florence J. Godbee, 83, of Sand Bar Ferry Road, wife of the late Jack Godbee, entered into rest Monday, March 11, 2002, at her residence.

Mrs. Louise Adams    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Mrs. Louise B. "Ease" Adams of Calhoun Street, died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Edgefield County Hospital.

Rev. Elsa Clark    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Rev. Elsa Strassburger Clark will be Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at 11 a.m., from the graveside in Aiken Memorial Gardens, with Rev.

Mr. William Barnes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Satur

Mrs. Mary Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stafford Barton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Amos Stacy    (TRENTON, S.C.)
TRENTON, S.C. - Entered into rest Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at his residence, Mr. Amos "Junior" Stacy of Trenton, S.C., beloved husband of Jacquelyn L. Stacy, an

Mrs. Hattie Stallings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral services for Hattie Barton Stallings, 85, of Conklin Ave., who died March 6, 2002, at Doctors Hospital, will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday from Zion Fair Bapti

Mr. K.B. Smith    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, G

Mrs. Mary Nichols-Hallman    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lynn Harville    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Lynn Douglas Harville, 58, Campbellton Drive, North Augusta, who died March 9, 2002, will

Mr. Arthur Spires    (BATH, S.C.)
BATH, S.C. - Entered into rest Monday, March 11, 2002, Mr. Art

Mrs. Dorothy Doss    (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, March 9, 2002, in Princeton, Kentucky, Mrs. Dorothy "Juanita" R. Doss, 74, of Harlem. Graveside services will be held today, March 12, 2002, at 11 a.m. in the Harlem Memorial Cemeter

Mrs. Eva Pugh    (PROSPERITY, S.C.)
PROSPERITY, S.C. - Mrs. Eva Minick Pugh, 95, of Prosperity, widow of A.P. Pugh, died March 12, 2002. Born in Prosperity, Mrs. Pugh was a daughter of George Andrew and Emma Hawkins Minick. She was a member of Cannons Creek-Prosperity A.R

Rev. Elsa Clark    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AI

Mrs. Ruth Oliphant    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack Broyles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest March 11, 2002, Mr. Jack D. Broyles, age 83, of Augusta, husband of the late Ladye Marie Eisenhour Broyles, and son of the late Will R. Broyles, and the late Eva G. Broyles. He is survive

Mrs. Johnnie Nance    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, March 8, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, Mrs. Johnnie Nance, of Hawk Street, wife of the late Fred Nance. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at 1 p.m. at St.

Mrs. Barbara Wright-Dunbar    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
NEW ELLENTON, S.C. - Mrs. Barbara J. Wright-Dunbar, 43, of Camel Street, died Monday, March 11, 2002, at her residence. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2002, a

Mrs. Florence Godbee    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Mrs. Florence J. Godbee, 83, of Sand Bar Ferry Road, wife of the late Jack G

Mrs. Vena White    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Louis Mosby    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Veterans Hospi

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

Mr. James Hunter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on

Mr. Arthur Spires    (BATH, S.C.)
BATH, S.C. - Entered into rest Monday, March 11, 2002, Mr. Arthur Hasting Spires, age 57, of Bath. The funeral service will be conducted today

Featured obituary: Mrs. Mary Nichols-Hallman
Those who knew Mary Nichols-Hallman say she achieved a lot in her lifetime.

Mr. Donald Smoland    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Donald

Mr. William Linnenkohl    (DEARING, Ga.)
DEARING, Ga. - Entered into rest Sunday, March 10, 2002, at his residence. Mr. William Edward Linnenkohl of Old Augusta Road,

Mr. Dave Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Kendrick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Saturday, March 9, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mrs. Lillie Mae Johnson-Kendrick of Swans Lane. Mrs. Kendrick was a native of Hephzibah. She leaves to cherish her memories, four sons, Mr. James (Linda)

Mrs. Barbara Wright-Dunbar    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
NEW ELLENTON, S.C. - Mrs. Barbara J. Wright-Dunbar, 43, of Camel Street, died Monda

Mrs. Susan Jacks    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Entered into rest at the residence, Mrs. Susan Elizabeth Jacks, wife of the late William Jacks of Grovetown. A memorial service will be conducted at the Thomas L.

Mrs. Anglea Spearman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Nichols-Hallman    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Entered into rest Monday, March 11, 2002, at Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center, Mrs. Mary Jane Obenshain (Leslie) Nichols-Hallman, age 93, of Aiken. The funeral service will be conducted today, Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at 2 p.m. in the St.

Mr. William Seymour    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. William Henry Seymour, will be Thursday, March 14, 2002, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Rivers Funeral Home with Rev. Rodney Powell and Donnie Bate

Ms. Sarah Frazier    (HAMPTON, S.C.)
HAMPTON, S.C. - Ms. Sarah Frazier died March 6, 2002. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 1 4, 2002, at Beulah Baptist Church, Baldock, S

Miss Dollie Pardue    (RALEIGH, N.C.)

Mrs. Lillian Mote    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Lillian Gray Mote, 86, of Dougherty Road, Aiken, died March 11, 2002, at Pepper Hill Nursing Center. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, March 14 at Shellhous

Mrs. Johnnie Nance    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie McKie    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Bennett McKie, 81, will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at First Providence Baptist Church with the Rev. Alex Pope Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Old Storm Branch Baptist Chu

Mrs. Louise Moore    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest, Mrs. Louise Adams Moore, 90, of Old Edgefield Road. Surviving are her daughter-in-law

Mrs. Shelia Hunter    (BATH, S.C.)
BATH, S.C. - Entered into rest March 12, 2002, Mrs. Shelia L. T

Dr. Carl Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie McKie    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Bennette McKie, 81, of Burnside Avenue, will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at First Providence Baptist

Mr. William Linnenkohl    (DEARING, Ga.)
DEARING, Ga. - Entered into rest March 10, 2002. Mr. William Edward Linnenkohl of Old Augusta Road, Dearing, husband of the late Mrs. Maude W. Linnenkohl. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Dearing

Mr. Stafford Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gwendolyn Stewart (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Carl Moore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Nichols-Hallman (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Arthur Spires (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Louis Mosby (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Stallings (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Vena White (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Shelia Hunter (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. William Linnenkohl (DEARING, Ga.)

Ms. Sarah Frazier (HAMPTON, S.C.)

Mr. Amos Stacy (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. William Linnenkohl (DEARING, Ga.)

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

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

Rev. Elsa Clark (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Wright-Dunbar (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Miss Dollie Pardue (RALEIGH, N.C.)

Mrs. Lillian Mote (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Eva Pugh (PROSPERITY, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Oliphant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Collie Tyler Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillie Kendrick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Godbee (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Stafford Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Mary Nichols-Hallman

Mr. Arthur Spires (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothee Taitt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Seymour (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Donald Smoland (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Doss (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Johnnie Nance (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Vena White (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Louise Adams (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Florence Godbee (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Johnnie Nance (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Nichols-Hallman (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. William Seymour (AIKEN, S.C.)

Rev. Elsa Clark (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Dave Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Jacks (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Rosie kept orientation secret to gain acceptance, influence
We have seen how deviant entertainers push their behavior to be accepted by society. Many of these celebrities gain popularity and resources that give them unfair advantage over the multitudes who support society's healthy norms and values. Will Tinney, Aiken, S.C.

Killer will likely get out of prison
Once again we, the people, have been sentenced to fully support another killer until he dies, although in reality, he will probably eventually be released because of "good behavior," or because he "got religion" or because of prison overcrowding. Patti Duke, Harlem, Ga.

Sign of progress
Naysayers and cynics might say Mayor Bob Young's plan to update the city slogan from "The Garden City" to "The City of Medicine" is just window dressing.

Would follow Graham to heaven
What a man. When recently confronted with some 30-year-old tapes from the Nixon administration where he glancingly said something unkind and unfavorable about some Jewish business people, the Rev. Billy Graham simply responded by sincerely saying, "I'm sorry." Johnny Hensley, Augusta

Helping S.C. boycott
The League of the South and other groups that dress up in Confederate garb, wave the Dixie battle flag and stage ostentatious rallies at South Carolina welcome centers may very well succeed where the NAACP has not - persuading the nation's tourists and businesses to steer clear of the Palmetto State.

PETA terrorism charge is true
Tracey R. Duncan's Feb. 16 letter, "PETA terrorism charge denied," lauding People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is full of errors. Paul F. Beck, Martinez, Ga.

One mentally ill killer after another
WHETHER IT WAS good or bad, Georgians are stuck with the Georgia Pardons and Paroles Board's decision to spare the life of Alexander Williams. He's the "madman" who kidnapped, raped, killed and robbed 16-year-old Aleta Bunch 16 years ago.

Questions why Aiken County appointed the wrong jailer
When I think I've seen it all with Aiken County politics, I discover I haven't. Why did Aiken County see the need to appoint a new director of our detention center when we have one who has proven that he is qualified and capable of managing this facility? Jerry Archer, Warrenville, S.C.

'Hood man's' tactics are shameful
I'm sorry if Jimmy Davison (hood-fence controversy) has fallen on hard times, but if his property appraises at $120,000, he is free to try to sell it for $120,000. But for him to try to extort the city for the money by using this stunt is absurd. Steve Brady, Grovetown, Ga.

Angry writer wants energy bill killed
"I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore." Let's send this message to our U.S. senators who will soon be voting on an energy bill that opens the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, gives tens of billions in taxpayer subsidies to the energy industry and makes no substantial increase in car or SUV fuel economy. Carol L. Giardina, Martinez, Ga.

Legal system often wrong in death penalty sentences
I was amazed that The Chronicle published a whole page March 3 objecting to Alexander Williams' death penalty being commuted to life in prison without parole. G.E. King, North Augusta, S.C.

Charles Walker takes charge
One thing has become clear to me this year: Sen. Charles Walker, D-Augusta, is a true leader. J.S. Wright, Augusta

New nuke policy?
Six months after the war on terrorism got underway, in the horrible aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, public support for President Bush's conducting of the war is still off the chart. A just-released Washington Post-ABC poll puts it at 90 percent, and that's despite the recent military casualties in Afghanistan.

Afflicted by redundancy
In response to Larry Rodgers in his March 8 letter to the editor titled "Enraged by child killer," it appears that the author is afflicted with a severe case of "revengeful repercussive repetitious redundancy." Becky Johnson, Aiken, S.C.

Overcome distrust
It's disappointing to learn that a handful of clergymen oppose all proposed changes in city governance. For the good of all Augustans, we ask them to reconsider.

Championship spirit
The Glenn Hills girls basketball program has had a great year, finishing with an AAAA state title this weekend, when the Lady Spartans thumped Hephzibah, 66-46.

Lakeside tops Evans, 2-1

Kramer retires as SEC commissioner

Overtime

Opposition unlikely to dissuade D.C. from licensing Tyson

Tyson gets Washington boxing license

IOC doping hearings set for Friday and Saturday

Overtime

Kramer retires as SEC commissioner
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Roy Kramer's system for choosing a national champion in college football will be debated and mocked by playoff advocates and others with different ideas on picking a No. 1.

Indianapolis Speedway sells naming rights of Pagoda
INDIANAPOLIS -- A Canadian aircraft manufacturer bought the naming rights to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's landmark Pagoda control tower.

Opposition unlikely to dissuade D.C. from licensing Tyson
WASHINGTON -- It would take a surprise, last-round knockout to keep Mike Tyson from getting a boxing license in Washington. The judges' scorecards are already well in his favor going into Tuesday's public hearing.

Tyson gets Washington boxing license
ASHBURN, Va. -- Mike Tyson received a license to fight in Washington on a 3-0 vote Tuesday night by the D.C. Boxing and Wrestling Commission, setting the stage for June 8 bout with Lennox Lewis at the MCI Center.

Aiken is on track for trials
AIKEN - The smell of horses lingers year-round in the area around the Aiken Training Track off Two Notch Road.

Lakeside tops Evans, 2-1
The Lakeside boys soccer team, according to coach Dave Morgan, is in a state of transition and isn't exactly where he wants it to be. Don't try telling that to Evans.

Overtime
Two different national NCAA Division II polls have USC Aiken ranked among the top three teams in the country this week.

Overtime
Former Westside High School right-handed pitcher Matt Childers, who was on the Milwaukee Brewers' 40-man roster for spring training, has been assigned to Huntsville in the Class AA Southern League.

IOC doping hearings set for Friday and Saturday
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The IOC will hold hearings Friday and Saturday on the two pending drug cases from the Salt Lake City Games.

Former Packers GM still talking to Blank
ATLANTA -- Ron Wolf indicated Tuesday night he wants to be the Atlanta Falcons' general manager, but admitted several obstacles could keep that from happening.

Traffic advisers back camera use
Wayne Shackelford says he has seen the future of transportation in Augusta. And it involves cameras.

Computer program may help you live longer
Imagine for a moment that you're a doctor in general practice and you have the following patient in your office. He's 50 years old, grossly overweight, hypertensive and has high blood sugar.

Graham talks SRS funding
Savannah River Site's 2003 budget must be at least equal to this year's $1.6 billion to avoid layoffs, U.S. Rep. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday.

Study: Drug helps cut chance of another heart attack
Giving the antibiotic clarithromycin to people hospitalized for a heart attack or unstable angina prolonged life and reduced the risk of future heart attacks, scientists report.

Findings by physicists likely to pop 'bubble fusion'
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - Upcoming experiments will likely burst the bubble on bubble fusion, according to two prominent Oak Ridge scientists who've already disputed the results published last week in Science magazine.

Scientists search for a supervaccine
SAN FRANCISCO - Spurred by the threat of bioterrorism, a small group of scientists is focused on inventing "universal drugs" they say would work more efficiently than vaccines - by stimulating the immune system to fight off a wide range of threats.

Siemens' smartphone
Simone Doerrlinger displays the SX45 smartphone by Siemens during preparations for the CeBIT computer fair at the exhibition center in Hanover, northern Germany.

Senate vote coming up on gas mileage
WASHINGTON - Kiss your SUV goodbye? That's what the auto industry is telling consumers they will have to do if Congress approves a plan to raise fleet-wide fuel-economy standards to an average of 36 miles per gallon by 2015.

Columbia returns to Earth, ending Hubble repair mission
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Columbia and its crew of seven returned to Earth before dawn Tuesday, ending their triumphant Hubble Space Telescope repair mission.

Researchers tout map of peanut genome
ATHENS - University of Georgia scientists, working with researchers at Texas A&M University, have completed the "book of life" for the humble peanut, a milestone they say paves the way toward a revolution in breeding the plant for better and cheaper varieties.

Harrick hopes to resume winning ways in tourney play
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia coach Jim Harrick has a simple explanation for his success in the NCAA tournament.

Lady Bulldogs get chance to show they've improved

Lady Bulldogs get chance to show they've improved
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia guard Camille Murphy didn't believe the speculation that the Lady Bulldogs were on the NCAA tournament bubble.

Harrick hopes to resume winning ways in tourney play

South Carolina 15, Purdue 2

NCAAs a new world for Lady Gamecocks

Gamecocks look toward opening play in NIT

South Carolina 15, Purdue 2
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Garris Gonce hit two home runs and had five RBIs to lead South Carolina to a 15-2 victory against Purdue on Tuesday.

NCAAs a new world for Lady Gamecocks
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina coach Susan Walvius spent part of Sunday tending to her garden, her only worry whether the NCAA tournament selection committee agreed her Lady Gamecocks were a third seed.

Coach likes team's resilience
The one thing Dave Odom likes most about his first team at South Carolina is its resilience.

Gamecocks look toward opening play in NIT
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Southeastern Conference officials privately told South Carolina coach Dave Odom the referees made a pair of incorrect calls in the final minute against Alabama and he wants someone held accountable.

Coach likes team's resilience

Advice line

Question of the week

Question of the week
Q: How many hours a night do you spend studying and doing homework?

Bob Dylan concert was a tribute to the artist's popularity
There's only one excuse for not attending the Bob Dylan concert: You wanted to go and couldn't.

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Creed moves away from rock anthems with 'Weathered'

Advice line
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM I've been going out with my boyfriend for three months, and he's not pressuring me to have sex, but he says he can't wait forever. What should I do? - 19-year-old Augusta girl

Your style

My pad
THE FACTS: Anne Williams, 17, a senior at Evans High School.

Xtreme calendar

Artist's corner

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

Excuses, excuses

Excuses, excuses
You don't just have to watch out for the dog these days - sewer rats and little brothers are lying in wait to eat your homework, too.

Creed moves away from rock anthems with 'Weathered'
Creed's new CD, Weathered, is a bit of a letdown after its previous two albums.

On the charts

New band hits the 'Apex' with a multi-cultural sound
There is hope for the future of music - maybe not for the whole industry, but definitely for one new band, The Apex Theory.

Your style
THE FACTS: Chris Litsey, 15, a freshman at T.W. Josey High School

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Orson Scott Card's futuristic Folk of the Fringe is an intriguing concoction of interrelated short stories. Set in a post-nuclear holocaust society, hardened bandits and idyllic hopefuls struggle to live on. If you want an escape from reality, mystery and adventure await you in Folk of the Fringe.

Xtreme calendar
Happy anniversary: The Girl Scouts were founded on this day in 1912.

New band hits the 'Apex' with a multi-cultural sound

Artist's corner
Reed McWhorter, 18, is a senior at Lincoln County High School.

Researchers tout map of peanut genome

Study: Drug helps cut chance of another heart attack

Graham talks SRS funding

Computer program may help you live longer

Findings by physicists likely to pop 'bubble fusion'

Siemens' smartphone

Senate vote coming up on gas mileage