Charming restaurant serves more than bread
The Augusta Exchange Shopping Center has become such a bustling behemoth that slipping into the subdued Atlanta Bread Company, smack-dab in its midst, is like getting a massage in the middle of the freeway.

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

'Ragtime' tells timeless story of class, race
Although the action in Ragtime takes place at the turn of the 20th century, the stories it tells about class, race and human dignity are timeless.

Charming restaurant serves more than bread

Ramblin' Rhodes: Rock hall of fame finally honors former Augustan
It only took 46 years of recordings and sales of nearly 100 million copies before the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland finally woke up to the musical contributions of former Augustan Brenda Lee.

Applause calendar

Globetrotter helps make basketball look fun, easy
Roy "Zazu" Byrd never expected as a child to don the red, white, blue and gold of a Harlem Globetrotter.

Magic of the Emerald Isle is found on silver screen

Applause calendar
TRIPLE CROWN STREET FAIR: 6-11 tonight, Newberry Street Festival Center, Aiken; entertainment by The Catalinas, Liquid Sky and 41; food, drink, hot dog-eating contest, Aiken Community Playhouse Youth Wing Street Performers; $5 in advance, $7 at gate age 13 and older, $2 advance, $4 at gate 5-12, no charge 5 and younger; tickets available at H. Odell Weeks Activities Center and Citizens Park; (803) 642-7631.

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Concert calendar

Mini reviews

A devil of a story
The devil, it seems, is coming down to Georgia, looking for a soul to steal.

A devil of a story

Standing ovations
It will be green garb and leprechaun shenanigans downtown when the Augusta Irish American Heritage Society presents the 25th annual St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday. This year's parade promises to be the largest ever with more floats and the inclusion of Shriners units previously found in Savannah's processional.

Club calendar

Pianist will give musical tour of Spain in Concert
For the record, Enrique Graf, who performs Saturday and Sunday with the Augusta Symphony at its Passion of Spain concerts, is not Spanish. He was born in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Pianist will give musical tour of Spain in Concert

Concert calendar
REDBELLY AND THE RIFF RAFF KINGS: Benefit concert for Jennifer Clark Scholarship Fund; Friday, March 29, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St., doors open 7 p.m., concert begins at 8 p.m.; $10; tickets available at Imperial Theatre box office and Somewhere in Augusta, next to Dillard's on Washington Road; post-concert gathering at Rhythm and Blues Exchange, 724 Broad St.; 860-9542.

'Ragtime' tells timeless story of class, race

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

Ramblin' Rhodes: Rock hall of fame finally honors former Augustan

Video watch
JUST OUT: Zoolander, Heist, Sexy Beast, Lia, The Wash and Joy Ride

Globetrotter helps make basketball look fun, easy

Magic of the Emerald Isle is found on silver screen
There's something magical about the idea of Ireland.

One step forward, two steps back

Astros airbrush reference to Enron Field

Drug center expelled Strawberry for having sex, breaking rules
TAMPA, Fla. -- Darryl Strawberry was kicked out of a drug-treatment center and sent to jail for repeatedly breaking program rules, including a ban on sex between residents, according to court documents released Wednesday.

Players would give up arbitration and minimum for complete free agency

Drug center expelled Strawberry for having sex, breaking rules

Players would give up arbitration and minimum for complete free agency
NEW YORK -- Baseball's union would give up salary arbitration and a minimum salary if owners were willing to let all players be free agents each time their contracts run out.

Razorbacks rout young Panthers
It was his first game pitching at the high school level, so understandably, Cross Creek freshman Jonathan Egan was apprehensive.

One step forward, two steps back
It's always been one step forward, two steps back for Darryl Strawberry.

Astros airbrush reference to Enron Field
HOUSTON -- The city's main tourism agency airbrushed out the words "Enron Field" and blacked out the energy giant's logo "E" from a new brochure promoting the Astros' baseball stadium.

Razorbacks rout young Panthers

City slogan discussion has opened a can of worms

Odds and ends
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rhode Island is well north of the Mason-Dixon line.

Toddler takes wild ride alone on snowmobile
MINNEAPOLIS - Damian Binner of Wabasha, Minn., took the snowmobile ride of his life. And he's not even 3 years old yet.

Who killed Max the cat?
One thing everyone agrees on: Max the cat is dead.

Braves (ss) 9, Marlins (ss) 5
MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Julio Franco, listed at 40 in Atlanta's media guide but believed to be older, was 4-for-4 with three RBIs in Atlanta's 9-5 victory over Florida on Tuesday night in a split squad game for both team.

New exhibit

Braves notebook

Braves (ss) 9, Marlins (ss) 5

Braves notebook
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Time is running out for Damian Moss.

Braves 5, Astros 5
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Keith Ginter evened the score with sixth-inning sacrifice fly and the Houston Astros settled for a 5-5 tie with the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.

Braves 5, Astros 5

Braves (ss) 4, Royals 3
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Andruw Jones broke out of a spring training slump, hitting a tie-breaking, two-run homer as part of a 3-for-3 night that carried the Atlanta Braves past the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Wednesday.

Pitching duo's future uncertain after 2002

Pitching duo's future uncertain after 2002
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - There are a number of things guaranteed to keep Bobby Cox awake at night.

Braves notebook

Braves notebook
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - By any measure, the numbers Mike Remlinger put up last season were outstanding.

New exhibit
The baseball jersey of former Atlanta Brave Hank Aaron, worn on the day he hit his 715th homerun and shattered Babe Ruth's record, stands on display near a portrait of Aaron Tuesday, March 12, 2002, during a media preview of "Baseball As America" exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Braves (ss) 4, Royals 3

Sign reflects new Wachovia
Wachovia Corp. unveiled its new logo Thursday, but it could be more than a year before it appears on Augusta offices.

2001 IRA contributions can be made until April 15
If you haven't put any money into an Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) for tax year 2001, or if you've put in less than the maximum allowed, you still have time, according to the IRS. You can contribute to either a traditional or Roth IRA until the April due date of your tax return.

Doctor works until 11 to keep patients smiling
As a resident in the Medical College of Georgia's School of Dentistry, James Cauley moonlighted for a local practice - and did so during moonlight hours.

What if you're missing a W-2?

Analyst predicts growth
The good news just keeps on coming.

Retail sales rise 0.3 percent in February

What if you're missing a W-2?
Q. Last year, I worked for a few months at a company that later went out of business. Taxes were withheld from my paychecks, but I never got a W-2 form. How should I report this when I file my taxes?

2001 IRA contributions can be made until April 15

Retail sales rise 0.3 percent in February
WASHINGTON -- Shoppers, after being tightfisted in January, opened their wallets and pocketbooks in February, pushing sales at the nation's retailers up by 0.3 percent.

Business briefs

Sign reflects new Wachovia

Business briefs
TOKYO - Eager to add Japan to its global reach, retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. entered an alliance with Tokyo-based retailer Seiyu on Thursday with an option to buy up two-thirds of the company in five years.

Analyst predicts growth

Clemson 9, Georgia Southern 2
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Khalil Greene's five RBIs, including a grand slam, helped Clemson defeat Georgia Southern 9-2 Wednesday.

Lesson learned: Terps won't take Siena lightly

Wake Forest 83, Pepperdine 74

All eyes on Dickau at Morning Madness

Alabama 86, Florida Atlantic 78

Ole Miss relishes shot at tradition-rich UCLA

Kent State pulls off early upset

First-round games have lots of flavor

Kentucky 83, Valparaiso 68

Ohio State 69, Davidson 64

Final Four road could be a familiar one for Iowa State

Tennessee and defending champs begin NCAAs in Knoxville

Williams makes amends with performance

Princeton-style offense works for Wolfpack

Wyoming 73, Gonzaga 66

Kentucky hoping worst is over

Flashes of greatness

Winthrop gains from others' loss

March Madness: College rivalries play out in office pools nationwide

Missouri 93, Miami 80

Tulsa 71, Marquette 69

No slide in Alabama this season

News, notes from NCAA tournament sites

Oregon 81, Montana 62

Kansas 70, Holy Cross 59

Well-behaved Knight takes Texas Tech back to NCAAs

Dog buyers beware

No mercy for Yates

Where's the beef?

D.C. disgrace

Light fantastic

Canned energy
Eric Bowen has traded in his morning java for a Red Bull. Mr. Bowen, a 23-year-old student at Aiken Technical College, said he drinks a can of Red Bull, a citrus-flavored drink with b-vitamins, caffeine and the amino acid taurine, whenever he needs a boost.

'Nightline' remains, but so does a big problem
NEW YORK -- It was true a decade ago when David Letterman and Jay Leno first clashed in the Late Night Wars. It was true again this week as Ted Koppel escaped sacrifice on the altar of Dave. Late night lives on as our cultural touchstone.

In the know
Whatever the specialty in science, biotech or medicine, there is a calendar of events to match at EventOnline.org. This service tracks conferences, seminars and trade shows aimed at the science crowd, offering key word and date search to limit the list to a particular specialty - for example, experimental medicine or geology - or time frame, such as June 2003. Listings include place, dates, contact info, a brief description of the event and a Web address to find out more.

Capsules
Why can't a man be more like a woman? Sometimes he can, especially if he's becoming a father for the first time.

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, fitness and health activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle .

Help in the quest for a perfect lawn
About now is when many gardeners go through their annual ritual of overseeding their lawns, often sprinkling grass seed right on top of snow. The snow does make it easier to see the seed, so you can spread it more evenly. And snow provides moisture.

Homestead calendar
The Homestead calendar is a listing of garden shows and classes, home shows, seminars and home-repair classes. Send information to Homestead Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, PO Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Help in the quest for a perfect lawn

Plant fungus can be prevented

Plant fungus can be prevented
Q: Every year I have spots on the foliage of my iris. Can you tell me what it is and what I should do?

Georgia Tech's Halston Lane to transfer
ATLANTA -- Halston Lane, who just completed his sophomore season at Georgia Tech, plans to transfer.

Georgia Tech 11, Georgia St. 7
DECATUR, Ga. -- Georgia Tech won its 14th out of 15 games this season Wednesday with an eight-run outburst over the last three innings that lifted the Yellow Jackets to an 11-7 victory over Georgia State.

Miami 73, Georgia Tech 64
ATLANTA -- Chanivia Broussard scored 20 points and sparked a 17-2 run to open the second half as Miami rallied to beat Georgia Tech 73-64 Wednesday night in an opening round game of the Women's NIT.

Yellow Jackets get ninth rookie of the year
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)- Ed Nelson joined a long list of Georgia Tech players named Atlantic Coast Conference rookie of the year, edging North Carolina State's Julius Hodge for The Associated Press honor announced Wednesday.

Georgia Tech 11, Georgia St. 7

Yellow Jackets get ninth rookie of the year

Miami 73, Georgia Tech 64

Georgia Tech's Halston Lane to transfer

Workers should have their own awards show

Haeggman and Eriksson share lead of Qatar Masters

Getting back on course
With his trusty cane resting several feet away from him, Jeff Fiske launched golf balls into the overcast sky.

Three in a row looms for Tiger, Els
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Challengers to Tiger Woods arrive through a revolving door. Ernie Els is ready for his turn again, and this time he wants to stick around a little longer.

Lopez to leave full-time Tour after 25th season

GGO Chrsyler Classic to move to fall

Sorenstam battles through wind to share lead in Phoenix
PHOENIX -- Annika Sorenstam was efficient, not magical, in the first round of the Ping Banner Health. Even that was enough to keep her in a familiar place - leading in Phoenix.

GGO Chrsyler Classic to move to fall
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic, a springtime golfing tradition since 1938, will move to the fall beginning in 2003 as part of a four-year extension with its title sponsor, the event's manager said.

Tiger, Daly a star attraction
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Fans didn't have to wander around Bay Hill to find the action Thursday - Tiger Woods working magic with his short game in one group, John Daly right behind, booming big drives and avoiding big numbers.

Sorenstam on a roll
PHOENIX -- Mrs. 59 is back at the scene, and it's not just memories that have her confident about a title defense.

Haeggman and Eriksson share lead of Qatar Masters
DOHA, Qatar -- Klas Eriksson and Joakim Haeggman shot 6-under-par 66s Thursday and shared early first-round lead at the Qatar Masters.

Golf notebook

Mamat, del Olmo lead Indian Open
NEW DELHI, India -- Pablo del Olmo and Mardan Mamat had 66s Thursday and shared the lead after the first round of the Indian Open.

Mamat, del Olmo lead Indian Open

Sorenstam on a roll

Lopez to leave full-time Tour after 25th season
PHOENIX -- Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez plans to stop playing tournaments full time at the end of this season, her 25th on the LPGA Tour.

Golf notebook
ORLANDO, Fla. -- For the fourth straight year, Tiger Woods won the Mark H. McCormack Award for be No. 1 in the world ranking for the most weeks in 2001.

Tiger, Daly a star attraction

Three in a row looms for Tiger, Els

Getting back on course

Sorenstam battles through wind to share lead in Phoenix

Golden Hawks hire McDuffie

Burke County's Marchman resigns

Thrashers 2, Avalanche 0
ATLANTA -- Milan Hnilicka posted his fifth career shutout, and Brian Pothier scored the go-ahead goal in the first period as the Atlanta Thrashers beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-0 Thursday night.

City slogan discussion has opened a can of worms
Augusta Mayor Bob Young has certainly sparked a debate with his suggestion to change Augusta's longtime slogan - "The Garden City" - to "City of Medicine."

Infant's remains found on Thomson lawn
The badly decomposed body of an infant was found on the lawn of a Thomson duplex Friday morning, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent said.

Dunn signs with Falcons
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons added more speed to their backfield Friday when free agent running back Warrick Dunn signed a six-year contract worth approximately $24 million.

OB nurse expresses concern over Andrea Yates case

Predicts city administrator will leave

Hitching his wagon to Hankerson

Guantanamo guests treated kindly

Lady Bucs go unappreciated

NAACP wrong to focus on flag issue

Spirit of Jim Crow still lives

Keeping Civil War alive

Left-hand lane laws in question

Lincoln critic on target; Confederate flag still means freedom

Shopper loyalty urged

Coverage of Richmond County high school sports shorted

Anti-Lincoln letter draws a defense

Locals should pull their own wagon

Canned energy

Capsules

Health calendar

In the know

'Nightline' remains, but so does a big problem

Lynx have Seitz set on South Carolina

Lynx have Seitz set on South Carolina
With 12 games remaining in the regular season, the Augusta Lynx face several obstacles as they battle to secure a playoff spot in the Southeast Division.

Lynx gamenight
South Carolina Stingrays at Augusta Lynx

Call-ups give players a shot

Augusta loses another player

Call-ups give players a shot
Getting a call-up to the next level is one of the reasons why you play the game.

Augusta loses another player
Augusta Lynx coach Jim Burton checked his voice mail before practice Wednesday morning, hoping for some good news about the return of two key players from the American Hockey League.

Lynx gamenight

Former chef for Clinton now cooks in Brunswick

Board halts racy dance routines
Lewd routines by high school dance teams and bands are out.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Rejecting prosecutors' call for a death sentence, a jury ruled Wednesday that former '60s radical H. Rap Brown should be sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy two years ago.

School opens recruiting post
DECATUR, Ga. - The University of Georgia opened its first off-campus admissions office Wednesday in an effort designed to beef up the school's enrollment of minority and rural students.

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

Students learn to raise the bidding
JESUP, Ga. - When they graduate today, three Altamaha Technical College students will be looking for the highest bidders.

Struggling schools need resouces
COLUMBIA - In-depth reviews of South Carolina's 73 worst-performing schools show more resources, professional development and parental involvement are needed for improvement.

Officer gets tough on Augusta's escort services

Workers face cut to claims
Cutting city workers' compensation claims and the number of government vehicle accidents not only makes good sense, it also will also save a few cents, members of an Augusta Commission committee said Wednesday.

Military exercise remains a puzzle

News you can use
MARCH 15, 1980 The Georgia Court of Appeals has reversed a contempt order imposed on the Columbia County Commission by a Superior Court judge because the procedure in which the order was placed overreached the judge's powers.

Names pile up in mayoral race

Man's appeal goes awry as he gets more jail time
An Augusta cocaine dealer had his appeal for a lighter sentence backfire when a federal appeals court decided his punishment wasn't harsh enough.

Military exercise remains a puzzle
ROCK HILL, S.C. - It's been six months since the night when mysterious helicopters swooped down near a nuclear plant near Rock Hill, and still the details are as murky as when it happened.

News you can use

125-vehicle crash kills 4, injures 39
RINGGOLD, Ga. - About 125 vehicles piled up in a foggy chain-reaction crash that killed four people and left a half-mile trail of mangled cars and trucks on a highway in northwest Georgia on Thursday.

JROTC teams show off their colors

School's funds are breath of fresh air
FORT STEWART, Ga. - The complaints from pupils and teachers at Brittin Elementary School started in October - rashes, flushed faces, stuffy noses and foul smells in the building.

Forum lets 3 lawmakers talk reform
If a show of hands means anything, the people of Augusta are ready for a reform of local government.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Fran Stewart of Augusta.

Grocers avoid prison term
The owners of a mom-and-pop grocery who sold massive amounts of cold medicine later used to make methamphetamine narrowly avoided prison Wednesday.

School's funds are breath of fresh air to sick pupils
FORT STEWART, Ga. - The complaints from pupils and teachers at Brittin Elementary School started in October - rashes, flushed faces, stuffy noses and foul smells in the building.

Corrections

School opens recruiting post

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -School Superintendent Linda Schrenko's plan to rewrite Georgia's curriculum standards was put on hold Thursday by school board members who said they need more time to review the proposals.

Extra money found in fund
The Augusta lawyer appointed to disburse $1.6 million in long-term disability funds found sitting in a South Carolina bank since King Mill's parent company went bankrupt in May has found other money owed to employees in the same bank.

Senators spar over judge choice
AIKEN - There is no end in sight to the disagreement among the state senators who represent Aiken County over appointing a judge to hold bond hearings at night in the overcrowded Aiken County Detention Center.

Across Georgia

Probation revoked; man jailed
An Augusta man lost his big break Thursday when his 20-year probation sentence was revoked in full.

Students learn to raise the bidding

125-vehicle crash kills 4, injures 39

Workers face cut to claims

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina

School's funds are breath of fresh air

Storm drain dig

Forum lets 3 lawmakers talk reform

Family Court protest heats up

Subscriber of the day

Grocers avoid prison term

Across the area
A city ordinance that would require ticket scalpers to be about a half-mile away from any entrance to the Augusta National Golf Club this year will go before the Augusta Commission next week with no committee recommendation.

Across South Carolina

Storm drain dig
Construction workers dig into the street to begin construction on the storm drain for the Augusta Commons in the 800 block of Reynolds Street on Wednesday. The digging should be finished - and the road should reopen - by the end of the week.

School's funds are breath of fresh air to sick pupils

Court grants deputies immunity in shooting
A federal appeals court has ruled that the two officers who killed an Augusta man after a car chase in February 1998 are entitled to immunity.

Across the area

Infant's remains found on Thomson lawn

News you can use
MARCH 14, 1972 Primary construction has begun on the Georgia Power Co. nuclear reaction plant near Waynesboro and natural resources and the environment will not be harmed, officials say.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Richard Lowe of Belvedere.

Former chef for Clinton now cooks in Brunswick
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - As a presidential chef, Mark Ecton knows the power of food. As former President Clinton's personal Camp David chef, Mr. Ecton watched as Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak broke bread made in his kitchen.

Across South Carolina
EASLEY -All eyes were on Tanya as she strolled through a construction site just outside of town, but there were no wolf whistles for this lady.

Family Court protest heats up
AIKEN - Attorneys in the state House and Senate are attempting to water down legislation that would, for the first time, regulate child representatives in custody cases, many of whom are attorneys, advocates of the legislation said this week.

Across the area
Two Augusta-Richmond County firefighters received minor burns during a Thursday afternoon fire that left a family homeless.

News you can use

Names pile up in mayoral race
Qualifying for the Augusta mayor's race is more than five months away, but the rumor mills and political skullduggery have already started.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Juvenile detention center staff reports allege drugs, alcohol and violence plague the state's facilities, while an official says the agency is working on the problems.

Columbia County wants incinerator for dead animals
Columbia County officials say the incinerator would save taxpayers money by generating revenue.

Dunn signs with Falcons

JROTC teams show off their colors
Bragging rights were on the line Thursday as JROTC programs from Richmond County high schools battled it out in the annual Richmond County JROTC Drill and Color Guard Competition.

Probation revoked; man jailed

Corrections
Kyung and Su Jim Cantrell Park were misidentified in an article in Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about their appearance in federal court.

Man's appeal goes awry as he gets more jail time

Across the area

Officer gets tough on Augusta's escort services
If Richmond County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Greg Smith has his way, illegitimate escort services will become a thing of the past in Augusta.

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

Around town

Increased parking fine rate protested
ATHENS, Ga. - Like rowdy bar-goers after last call, parking problems have long been a dubious distinction for downtown Athens.

Around town

Jackson team wins top honor
JACKSON - It has been a busy year for volunteers with Jackson First Alert, the group that responds to medical emergencies in and around Jackson.

Increased parking fine rate protested

Goldberg junkyard runs up one of Georgia's highest tabs
The removal of 20,000 tons of rusted debris from one of Augusta's most toxic eyesores is becoming one of Georgia's most pricey state-funded cleanups.

Subscriber of the day

Piloting History
It is a feeling of going back in time, looking over the wing of a North American SNJ advanced trainer airplane.

Extra money found in fund

Walker's attorneys fire back
ATLANTA - The state Ethics Commission should have resolved lingering questions about Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker's organizational connections during a recent investigation instead of launching a new probe, his lawyers charged this week.

Masters casts curious spell on Kuchar
ORLANDO, Fla. - Nineteen again.

Workers should have their own awards show
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Jack Hammer. I'm a construction worker from Pittsburgh, and I'd like to welcome you to the 47th annual Other Awards.

NBA owners speak out against Hornets move
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Some NBA owners are criticizing their colleagues in Charlotte, saying a proposed move of the Hornets to New Orleans would be "unhealthy" for the league.

NBA owners speak out against Hornets move

Hawks 105, Nuggets 102

Hawks 105, Nuggets 102
ATLANTA -- Jason Terry scored 31 points and Shareef Abdur-Rahim added 25 as the Atlanta Hawks beat Denver 105-102 Wednesday night for their 12th straight home win over the Nuggets.

All eyes on Dickau at Morning Madness
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- At least Dan Dickau and his Gonzaga teammates caught one break in the West bracket - they can sleep through Morning Madness.

Well-behaved Knight takes Texas Tech back to NCAAs
Sure, Bob Knight still gets fired up, his mood sometimes as dark as his black Texas Tech sweater. A coach can't turn around a college basketball team without yelling occasionally.

Final Four road could be a familiar one for Iowa State
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa State seems to have a big advantage as it tries to make the women's Final Four: The Cyclones won't have to leave home.

March Madness: College rivalries play out in office pools nationwide
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Gary "G-Money" Davis is betting on Duke in the office basketball pool. He actually hates Duke, but he figures whatever happens, he wins.

Winthrop gains from others' loss
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Tyrone Walker remembers the looks on the faces of Clemson's coaches - expressions of resignation, regret and respect, all wrapped into one.

Ohio State 69, Davidson 64
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- One win later, Brian Brown and Ohio State are thrilled to be playing at The Pit.

Kentucky hoping worst is over
ST. LOUIS -- After a tumultuous regular season, Kentucky is taking nothing for granted in the NCAA tournament.

Tennessee and defending champs begin NCAAs in Knoxville
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee's displeasure with its seeding in the NCAA women's basketball tournament has been well documented already. It's matched by that of the Lady Vols' first-round opponent.

Williams makes amends with performance
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Maurice Williams said he'd already forgotten about his miserable performance in Sunday's SEC Tournament loss to Mississippi State.

Tulsa 71, Marquette 69
ST. LOUIS -- Greg Harrington wasn't about to let all of Tulsa's hard work go to waste.

First-round games have lots of flavor
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Waiting until the last minute to fill out that NCAA Tournament bracket? Still not sure who will end up in Atlanta for the Final Four on March 30?

Flashes of greatness
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Crazy stuff always happens in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The only question is where, when and how.

News, notes from NCAA tournament sites
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Pepperdine coach Paul Westphal has found life after the NBA - and it's a good one.

Notre Dame 82, Charlotte 63
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Notre Dame reached the NCAA tournament's second round for the second straight year, and ended Charlotte's run of opening-game successes.

Lesson learned: Terps won't take Siena lightly
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The game has all the makings of another first-round blowout by a top seed in the NCAA tournament.

Kansas 70, Holy Cross 59
ST. LOUIS -- Kansas barely avoided becoming the first No. 1 seed in the history of the NCAA tournament to make a first-round exit, holding off Holy Cross 70-59 Thursday night in the Midwest Regional.

Oregon 81, Montana 62
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Now that Oregon has beaten a pesky opponent and a big batch of butterflies for its first NCAA tournament victory since 1960, the ascendant Ducks think they can go anywhere.

Wyoming 73, Gonzaga 66
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- So long, Dan Dickau and Gonzaga. The Wyoming Cowboys are the new darlings of the NCAA tournament.

Kent State pulls off early upset
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Crazy stuff always happens in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The only question is where and when.

Alabama 86, Florida Atlantic 78
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Mo Williams regrouped from the disappointment of his last game and saved the day for Alabama.

Ole Miss relishes shot at tradition-rich UCLA
JACKSON, Miss. -- Justin Reed's decision to attend Mississippi was a landmark signing for the Rebels' developing basketball program.

No slide in Alabama this season
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- For Alabama, this year's success is a direct result of last year's disappointment.

Princeton-style offense works for Wolfpack
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Selling a new offense to your team can be difficult. Trying to convince two senior guards to change can be even more challenging.

Missouri 93, Miami 80
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Missouri woke up just after dawn and regained its early season form at just the right time.

Tennessee Tech 64, Georgia St. 62
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Cameron Crisp scored 17 points, including a leaning jumper with 4.8 seconds left, to give Tennessee Tech a 64-62 win over Georgia State on Wednesday night in the opening round of the NIT.

Kentucky 83, Valparaiso 68
ST. LOUIS -- All disorder disappears when Kentucky steps on court for the first round of the NCAA tournament.

NCAA tournament notebook
CHICAGO -- Randy Holcomb arrived in Chicago and went straight to the telephone - to turn it off.

Wake Forest 83, Pepperdine 74
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Craig Dawson's first and last trip to the NCAA tournament isn't over yet.

Forget seeding; Wolfpack feels like underdog
WASHINGTON -- North Carolina State performed well as an underdog last weekend, so the Wolfpack has adopted a similar role in the NCAA tournament.

Panthers part ways with Peter

No major changes planned by NFL

Dunn nears deal with Atlanta

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Mrs. Glen Meadows    (THOMSON, Ga.)
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Mr. Odell Green    (WILDER, Tenn.)
WILDER, Tenn. - Entered into rest February 25, 2002, Mr. Odell J. Green, age 59 of Wilder, Tenn., son of the late Elzie Green and the late Lucy "Be

Mr. Roosevelt Bell    (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga.- Entered into rest Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at the D

Mrs. Mary Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga

Mrs. Josephine Ruckie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Vena White    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. George McClintock    (REIDSVILLE, N.C.)
REIDSVILLE, N.C. - Funeral services for George Gilmore McClintock, 77, who died March 13, 2002, husband of Marie McClintock, will

Mr. Roy Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Roy Lee Turner entered into rest on Tuesday, March 12, 2002, in The Salem Nursing & Rehab. The funeral arrangements will be announced later by Peoples Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rebecca Bowman    (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN, Ga. - Mrs. Bowman, 67, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 9 at Jenkins County Hospital. She made her home and living in Millen, and was the

Mrs. Diane Turner    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Graveside services for Mrs. Diane Turner, 53, of Edgefield Road, North Augusta, who died March 12, 2002, will be conducted Friday morning at 11 a.m., in the Pineview Memorial Gardens. Rev. John Hucks officiating. Mrs. Turner wa

Mrs. Margaret Thompson    (CAMILLA, Ga.)
CAMILLA, Ga. - Mrs. Margaret Eugenia Williams Thompson, 84, of Camilla, formerly of W

Mrs. Margaret Thompson    (CAMILLA, Ga.)
CAMILLA, Ga. - Mrs. Margaret Eugenia Williams Thompson, 84, of Camilla, formerly of Wrens, entered int

Mrs. Marie Rivers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Thursday, Mrs. Marie Cole Hensley Rivers, 87, of St. Johns Towers. Funeral services for Mrs. Rivers will be Saturday at 3 p.m., at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. George Holcombe and Rev. Robert Riley

Mrs. Jewell Poe    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
NEW ELLENTON, S.C. - Mrs. Jewell P. Poe, 77, wife of the late Joseph William "Joe" Poe, Jr., died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. Funeral Services will be held

Dea. Leroy Myers    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Deacon Leroy Myers, 77, of Abbeville Ave., N.W., Aiken, died Thursday, March 14, 2002,

Mrs. Loretta Stephens    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - M

Mrs. Sarah Malone    (NEW YORK, N.Y.)
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Entered into rest March 13, 2002, in New York, Mrs. Sarah Mae Malone of New York. Funeral arrangements w

Mr. Amos Stacy    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. John Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dave Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Ferguson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - James Raymond Ferguson, 58, died March 13, 2002, at University Hospital in Augusta. Visitation will be Friday, March 15 from

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

Mrs. Lucile Haynes    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - M rs. Lucile J. Haynes, 83, died Friday, March 8, 2002, at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1

Mrs. Jeannette Robinson    (SARDIS, Ga.)
SARDIS, Ga.- M rs. Cora Jeannette Robinson, 63, died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2002, at Botsford B

Mr. Albert Thomas II    (ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.)

Mr. Charles Pittman    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Jeannette Robinson    (SARDIS, Ga.)
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Mr. Kevin Pinckney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at the Medical College of Ge

Mr. Otis Pearce    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Mr. Otis Pearce, 62, of Deans Bridge Road, Hephzibah, died Wednesday. Funeral services will be held Saturday, at 2 p.m., at DeLoach Funeral Homes Inc., Hephzibah Chapel, Buri

Mr. Otis Pearce    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Stafford Barton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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 service will be held Thursday, March 14, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the Lofton African Methodist Episcopal Church, Wrens, with Rev. Leroy

Mrs. Vera McNair    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Vera Gibson McNair, age 78, of Louisville, passed away March 13, 2002. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, in the chapel of J

Sgt. Louis Mosby    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Veterans Hospital, Uptown Division, Sgt. Louis G. Mosby, 84, of Hiers Boulevard, Hephzi

Mrs. Mabel Burt    (EDGEFIELD, S.C)
EDGEFIELD, S.C - Funeral services for Mrs. Mab

Mrs. Glen Meadows    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Eris "Glen" Meadows, 71, beloved wife of Mr. Joe Meadows Jr. of Manassas Drive, died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, in the McDuffie County Hospital. Graveside services will be at 1 p.

Mr. Michael Lewis    (FAIRBURN, Ga.)
FAIRBURN, Ga. - Funeral services for Michael Lewis, 47, of Hania Drive, Fairburn, who died March 8, 2002, the husband of Karen A. Lewis, will be held 2 p.m. Sa

Mr. Harold McDonald Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sterling Combs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Mann    (ARDEN, N.C.)

Mr. Leroy Brown    (GOUGH, Ga.)
GOUGH, Ga. -

Mrs. Lillie Kendrick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lamar Wilson    (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN, Ga. - Mr. Lamar Francis Wilson,

David Griffin Jr.    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
WILLISTON, S.C. - Services for infant David Neel Griffin Jr. who died March 12, 2002, will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2002, from Blackville

Mr. Freddie Gantt    (BATESBURG, S.C.)
BATESBURG, S.C. - Funeral services for Freddie Lee Gantt, 60, husband of Joyce Blocker Gantt, the son of Curtis (Luella) Gantt, who died March 11, 2002, will be held 1 p.m. Sa

Mrs. Shelia Hunter    (BATH, S.C.)
BATH, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Shelia L. Thomas Hunter, 47, of

Mrs. Junola Gregory    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Samuel Hickman Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. Samuel Hickman Sr., age 49, d

Mr. James Hunter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Violet Harris    (IRMO, S.C.)
IRMO, S.C. - S

Mr. Charles Thomas    (MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.)

Mrs. Junola Gregory    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Entered into rest Wednesday, March 13, 2002, Mrs. Junola Rager Gregory of Beech Island. The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced.

Mrs. Loretta Stephenson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C

Mrs. Queen Green    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Queen Curry Green, Margarets Road, Thomson, die

Mr. Eugene Ross Sr.    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Eugene Ross Sr. of Sandersville, died Wednesday, March 13, 2002. Funeral services will be held

Miss Bernice Glickman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. S.D. Roberson    (TENNILLE, Ga.)
TENNILLE, Ga. - Mr. S

Mrs. Johnnie Flanders    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Peebles- Curry-Durden Mortuary announces the death of Johnnie Henry Flanders, age 89, of Swainsboro on Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at the Emanuel Medical Center

Mr. Kevin Pinckney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry DeVore    (N. Fort Myers, Fla.)
N. Fort Myers, Fla. - Entered into rest Monday, March 11, 2002, Mr. Henry C. DeV

Mr. Ossie Partlow    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. Ossie Lee Partlow of Lincolnton, died Sunday March 10, 2002. The funeral services will be held Saturday March 16, 2002, at 3 p.m., at New Tabernacle Baptist Church w

Mr. Tyrone Davis    (OAKLAND, Calif.)
OAKLAND, Calif. - Funeral services for Mr. Tyrone John Davis, age 28, will be Friday, March 15, 2002, 11 a.m. at Colonial Mortuary. Cherishing his memories are a lov

Mrs. Eunice Barr    (NEESES, S.C.)
NEESES, S.C. - Services for Mrs. Eunice Sons Barr, 79, will be held at 4 p.m.,

Mrs. Mildred Cunningham    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Moore Cunningham 81, wife of the late, Cecil Ray Cunningham, who died Wednesday, will be held Friday at 2 p.m., from Sunset Memory Gardens, Granitevi

Mrs. Bernice Parrish    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
NEW ELLENTON, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Bernice D. Parrish will be held Saturday, March 16, 2002, at 11 a.m., in the southside chapel of George Funeral Homes, Inc., Whiskey Road, Aiken, with Rev. Rick Rogers officiating. I

Mrs. Jessie Cronic    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
UNION POINT, Ga. - Mrs. Jessie Huff Cronic, 86, of Stewart Ave., Union Point, died Tuesday, March 12, 2002. A native of Greene County, Mrs. Cronic was the daughter of the late William J. Huff and the

Sgt. Louis Mosby    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Rev. Edward Coy Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at the University Hospital, Rev. Edward Coy Jr., husband of Mrs. Shirley Coy. Rev. Coy was a native of Red

Mr. Harold McDonald Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, Mr. Harold Lee McDonald, Sr., 75, of Valley Road

Mr. Sterling Combs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga.- Entered into rest Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at the Doctors Hospital. Mr. Sterling (Amos) Combs of Hazel Street. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are s

Mr. William McClearen Jr.    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mr. William Arsh McClearen Jr., 85, of Hillcrest Drive, died March 14, 2002, at MCG, Augusta. Graveside services will

Mrs. Mabel Burt    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Entered into rest March 12, 2002, at Univers

Mr. Jack Broyles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga.- Entered into rest March 11, 2002, Mr. Jack D. Broyles, age 83, of Augusta. The funeral service will be conducted

Mr. Jack Broyles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest March 11, 2002, Mr. Jack D. B

Featured obituary: Mrs. Hannah Allen-Lewis
With every serving of cinnamon rolls at Strom Thurmond High School, Betty Dickert says, the memory of her mother lives on.

Mr. Billy Blakenship    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest on Monday, Mr. Bill Blankenship, 68, beloved husband of Jacqueline A. Stanley Blankenship. Memorial service w

Mrs. Edna Koven    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Edna Rose Peterson Koven, 76, wife of Mr. Ludolph O. Koven, Jr., died Wednesday, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m.

Mrs. Hattie Berry    (HOLLYWOOD, Fla.)
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Mrs. Hattie Mae Nelson Martin Berry, died on Wednesday, March 6, 2002 in Hollywood. Funeral will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2002, at S

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. Funeral services will be held today, Friday, March 15, 2002, at 2:30 p.m., fr

Mr. Stafford Barton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mazola Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Thursday, March 14, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, Mrs. Mazola H. Jones. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Carters Mortuary, 885 Waters Street, Waynesboro, (706)554-7842.

Mr. Roosevelt Bell    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Shelia Hunter    (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Allen Congdon    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Allen Duane Congdon, 74, of Landing Drive, Aiken, died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. Survivors include his wife, Adele Bredesen Con

Mrs. Marie Bridgers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Edward Coy Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Williams    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Funeral services for Thelma Delk Williams, 86, widow of Harold Williams, who died Wednesday, will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Mole Funeral Home

Mr. Joe Edenfield Sr.    (STILLMORE, Ga.)
STILLMORE, Ga. - All funeral services for Joe Walter Edenfield Sr., who died March 13, 2002, the husband of Connie Hooks Edenfield, will be at Mou

Mrs. Evelyn Austin    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Curtis Cooper    (VIDETTE, Ga.)
VIDETTE, Ga.

Mr. George Young    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. George Edward Young, 82, of Double Branches Road, died March 14, 2002, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta. Funeral servic

Mrs. Marie Cobb    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Marie H. Cobb entered into eternal life on March 13, 2002, at Wil

Mr. Bernie Wyatt    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Funeral services for Bernie Jewel "B.J." Wyatt, age 73, who died March 13, 2002, the widower of Jackie Wilson Wyatt, are Friday at 1 p.m. at Peebles- Curry-Du

Mrs. Gladys Faulkner    (NEW YORK, N.Y.)
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Mrs. Gladys Lamar Faulkne

Mrs. Kathryn Arline    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Kathryn K. Arline, age 91, entered into rest on March 14, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Memorial services will be held at The Church of the Good Shepherd March 15, 2002, at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Robert

Mrs. Mary Cummings    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
WARRENTON, Ga.

Mrs. Barbara Wright-Dunbar    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
NEW ELLENTON, S.C. - Entered into rest Monday, March 11, 2002, Mrs. Barbara J. Wright-Du

Mrs. Jenise Flowers    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Services for Mrs. Jenise Turner Flowers, 67, of wife of the late Ernest I. Flowers, who died Wednesday will be Saturday, at 4 p.m., at Aiken Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends tonigh

Mrs. Vena White    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Gay    (GIBSON, Ga.)
GIBSON, Ga. - Mrs. Mary English Gay, 91, of Beall Springs

Mrs. Kate White    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Queen Green    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Queen Elizabeth Curry Green, 58, of Margarets Road, Thomson, died Sunday at McDuff

Mr. Boyd Westmoreland    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest Mr. Boyd Wendell Westmorelan

Mr. Rollin Grimes    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Rollin T. Grimes, 86, died on Wednesday, March 13, 2002. Funeral services will be Saturday, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary. Interment

Mrs. Wadie Watson    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Peebles-Curry-Durden announces the death of Wadie Smith Watson of Swainsboro on Thursday, March 14, 2002, at the Emanuel Med

Mr. Wendell Heyward    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Entered

Mrs. Leola Warthen    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Leola Warthen of Sanders

Mrs. Diane Turner    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Graveside services for Mrs. Diane Turner, 53, of Edgefiel

Mr. Clyde Dekle    (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN, Ga. - Mr. G. Clyde Dekle, Jr., 92, of Millen, died Thursday, March 14, 2002. He was born in Jenkins County, was a retired attorney and Deacon of the Millen Baptist

Mr. William Mann (ARDEN, N.C.)

Mr. Ossie Partlow (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Henry DeVore (N. Fort Myers, Fla.)

Mr. Eugene Ross Sr. (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice Barr (NEESES, S.C.)

Mrs. Kathryn Arline (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stafford Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Loretta Stephenson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James Hunter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Ruckie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Cobb (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. William McClearen Jr. (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie Cronic (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Bridgers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Billy Blakenship (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Faulkner (NEW YORK, N.Y.)

Mrs. Glen Meadows (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeannette Robinson (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Pittman (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Thompson (CAMILLA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucile Haynes (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Bell (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Roosevelt Bell (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Rivers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jenise Flowers (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Harold McDonald Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Vena White (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Thomas (MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.)

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

Mrs. Glen Meadows (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Sterling Combs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stafford Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Williams (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Michael Lewis (FAIRBURN, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Berry (HOLLYWOOD, Fla.)

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

Mrs. Queen Green (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Diane Turner (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Jeannette Robinson (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. John Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Cunningham (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Joe Edenfield Sr. (STILLMORE, Ga.)

Dea. Leroy Myers (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Wendell Heyward (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Kevin Pinckney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Queen Green (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Thompson (CAMILLA, Ga.)

Mr. S.D. Roberson (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Leola Warthen (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Vera McNair (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Kendrick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Congdon (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Dave Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Sgt. Louis Mosby (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. George Young (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Lamar Wilson (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Curtis Cooper (VIDETTE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sarah Malone (NEW YORK, N.Y.)

Mr. Kevin Pinckney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Ferguson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Violet Harris (IRMO, S.C.)

Mrs. Wadie Watson (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Bowman (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Jack Broyles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clyde Dekle (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Junola Gregory (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. George McClintock (REIDSVILLE, N.C.)

Mrs. Mary Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Cummings (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Loretta Stephens (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Sterling Combs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mabel Burt (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Boyd Westmoreland (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

David Griffin Jr. (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mazola Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tyrone Davis (OAKLAND, Calif.)

Mr. Rollin Grimes (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Kendrick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bernie Wyatt (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Hannah Allen-Lewis

Mr. Odell Green (WILDER, Tenn.)

Mrs. Evelyn Austin (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Junola Gregory (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Otis Pearce (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Miss Bernice Glickman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Atlanta water proposal will hurt South Carolina
RECENTLY I learned of plans that could greatly affect South Carolina's equitable use of the Savannah River Basin, which stretches from the upper reaches of the Tugaloo River through Lakes Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond, all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.

Lincoln critic on target; Confederate flag still means freedom
Milton Gresham's Feb. 26 letter, "Lincoln was bad for the nation," was on target. Frank Murphy, Aiken, S.C.

NAACP wrong to focus on flag issue
Well, Im appalled at the NAACP and its latest crusade of whining. Kevin Barton, Martinez, Ga.

Lady Bucs go unappreciated
The Briarwood Academy Lady Bucs basketball team had an outstanding season. They were undefeated in region play and were 23-3 in the regular season. They were also noticeably absent from the sports pages of The Chronicle. Chris McElveen, Crawfordville, Ga.

Guantanamo guests treated kindly
If those bleeding-heart liberals out there would check out our guests being detained at Guantanamo Bay, they would find they are getting four hot meals a day, fresh fruit, snacks and having their clothes laundered for them. Dusty Rhoades, Augusta

Anti-Lincoln letter draws a defense
Regarding David Szerlip's March 5 letter, "Chronicle hit for publishing letter critical of Lincoln," in which he chastises the newspaper for publishing Milton Gresham's Feb. 26 letter, "Lincoln was bad for the nation." John Bryan, Wrens, Ga.

Hitching his wagon to Hankerson
Perhaps Richmond County has found a star on which to hitch our wagon. Jesse Smith, Hephzibah, Ga.

Dog buyers beware
To say that Kathleen Marie Humes of Salley, S.C., let her place go to the dogs is putting it mildly. Humes allowed her puppy mill to degenerate into a disgusting, unsanitary hellhole that put her pets at risk, not to mention herself, her mentally disabled son and her common-law husband.

Locals should pull their own wagon
My main reason for expecting a better government bill to be passed for Augusta is to stop wasteful spending at the local special-interest level, the developers and minorities. Robert Periano, Augusta

OB nurse expresses concern over Andrea Yates case
I am not sure the public fully understands the Andrea Yates case. Grace Baugh, RN, North Augusta, S.C.

Predicts city administrator will leave
Based on recent events, it won't be long until City Administrator George Kolb yells "uncle" and leaves Augusta due to its dirty politics. Professional people like himself like to be treated professionally for some reason. Adequate compensation alone is not enough. Without overall good working conditions like high morale, it will only end one way. Andy Chandler, Augusta

Keeping Civil War alive
The NAACP and its followers are keeping the Civil War alive by their displays of ignorance. The Confederate flag should be flown atop every federal building, every institution of learning and every place of business throughout the 13 colonies of the United States of America. The Confederate flag is a symbol of our national heritage and freedom and should be flown with great honor and pride. Sam Martin, Hephzibah, Ga.

Left-hand lane laws in question
I am responding to Steve Kohn's letter on March 11 titled "Left lane slowpokes are dangerous to other drivers" concerning those who legally drive in the left (passing) lane. Glenda R. McCracken, Augusta

Spirit of Jim Crow still lives
Despite criticism of Augusta's government from people living inside and outside Richmond County, I am proud to be an Augustan. Paul L. Cook, Augusta

Coverage of Richmond County high school sports shorted
I have read The Chronicle for years and it still astonishes me how biased the sports section is. I am referring to the treatment Columbia County receives versus Richmond County when it comes to the high school baseball programs. Memorie Stelter, Augusta

Atlanta water proposal will hurt South Carolina
RECENTLY I learned of plans that could greatly affect South Carolina's equitable use of the Savannah River Basin, which stretches from the upper reaches of the Tugaloo River through Lakes Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond, all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.

Where's the beef?
The State Ethics Commission, which came up empty-handed in its recent investigation of Sen. Charles Walker, D-Augusta, may be on a fishing expedition.

Shopper loyalty urged
Our local K-Mart stores have been spared from closing - for now. It depends on how much the citizens of the Central Savannah River Area care about those stores and want to keep them open, now. Mrs. A. E. Waters, Hephzibah, Ga.

No mercy for Yates
Andrea Yates, the 37-year-old child killer in Texas, may be mentally ill, but she knew right from wrong when she drowned her five children. If she had not known what she'd done was wrong, she would not have called 911. But she called. She knew.

D.C. disgrace
The Washington, D.C., Boxing and Wrestling Commission walked away from any moral authority it might have had when it issued, on a 3-0 vote, a permit for Mike Tyson to fight in the district. Money won this match. The bookies will have their pound of flesh.

Light fantastic
"We set out to "repair" and "rebuild" the skyline - but not in a way that would attempt to undo or disguise the damage. Those buildings are gone now, and they will never be rebuilt. Instead we would create a link between ourselves and what was lost. In doing so, we believed, we could also repair, in part, our city's identity and ourselves...

Overtime

The race is on

Race fans can visit street fair

Races benefit charities

Park makes return at Darlington, site of crash

Racing Facts

Thousands await start of races

Memphis still in Tyson-Lewis picture

Overtime

NASCAR notebook

NASCAR notebook
DARLINGTON, S.C. - NASCAR's recent trip to the wind tunnel merely proved what everyone figured all along: Ford and Dodge enjoy an advantage over Chevrolet and Pontiac.

Winter Wars event invades Augusta
When the Augusta Martial Arts Academy holds its fifth annual Winter Wars on Saturday, fans of kickboxing and mixed martial arts will have an opportunity to see a wide variety of athletes competing on a world-class level.

Race fans can visit street fair
AIKEN - The city of Aiken's Triple Crown Street Fair, in its second year, is set for tonight.

Thousands await start of races
AIKEN - The Triple Crown is Aiken's annual moment in the sun.

Racing Facts
Here are facts about this weekend's Carolina Dodge Dealers 400.

Park makes return at Darlington, site of crash
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Don't look for any hidden reason why Steve Park picked Darlington Raceway to make his return after a serious head injury.

The race is on
DARLINGTON, S.C. - When Cale Yarborough finished last at the 1976 Daytona 500, he bounced back with nine victories to win the NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship.

Leffler wins pole, leads Dodge romp
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Jason Leffler led a Dodge sweep Thursday in qualifying for the Craftsman Anniversary 200 truck race, taking the pole at Darlington Raceway with a speed of 163.702 mph.

Overtime
Former Georgia running back, and Lincolnton, Ga. native, Garrison Hearst agreed to a six-year contract Wednesday to remain with the San Francisco 49ers.

Signs are an effort to replace photos
AIKEN - A park official is hoping Triple Crown visitors can help replace the photographs of three champion race horses in the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum.

Memphis still in Tyson-Lewis picture
NEW YORK -- A line in "Beale Street Blues" goes, "If Beale Street could talk."

Overtime
Shane Williamson, Swainsboro's defensive coordinator, was hired Monday as the school's athletic director and head football coach.

Spotlight on Buckshot Jones
Here is a profile of NASCAR driver Buckshot Jones.

Races benefit charities
AIKEN - David Stinson says there is more to the Triple Crown than the horses. Behind the scenes, the money rolls in to help both people and animals.

Fishing tournament news

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

Fishing report
Few fishermen exist who haven't had this experience: Some days you win, some days you lose and some days you just don't get a bite.

Fishing report

Burke County's Marchman resigns
A day after the Burke County Board of Education relieved Nick Davis of his head coaching duties for the Burke County football team, the Bears lost their head basketball coach.

Golden Hawks hire McDuffie
He's won five state basketball titles, he's been to the Georgia Final Four each of the past seven years, and he's led Mitchell-Baker to two straight state runner-up finishes.

No major changes planned by NFL
NEW YORK -- The "tuck rule" that helped New England win its playoff game against Oakland en route to the Super Bowl title probably will be retained by the NFL.

Dunn nears deal with Atlanta
ATLANTA -- Running back Warrick Dunn's agent was close to completing a contract with the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night.

Panthers part ways with Peter
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jason Peter's playing days with Carolina are over, his agent said Wednesday, and his career might be, too.

Masters casts curious spell on Kuchar

Safety advocates unveil poison prevention campaign
WASHINGTON -- A poison emergency hot line that links callers anywhere in the country to medical experts at local centers received about 44,000 calls in February, its first full month of operation.

Health-care cost of obesity is high
Obesity contributes more to health-care costs than either smoking or problem drinking, according to a new study published Tuesday.

Dredging up controversy
Georgia regulators are bracing for possible changes in federal guidelines on the use of sewage sludge as fertilizer - a practice that has stirred its share of controversy in the Augusta area.

Freeze-dried bodies are an alternative to cremation
The Georgia cremation scandal may focus more attention on the limited options open to people in making that final decision about the care of their own bodies.

Malignant virus in polio vaccine linked to cancer
Scientists have found traces of a monkey virus that contaminated the polio vaccine in the 1950s in a common form of highly malignant human cancer that has mysteriously doubled in incidence over the past 30 years.

Retail sales down as music theft increases
SAN FRANCISCO - The digital music battle has raged for years, pitting the music industry against online firms in the process. Lost in the noise was the plight of the music retailer.

Senate rejects tougher fuel economy standards
WASHINGTON -- The Senate rejected tough new automobile fuel economy requirements Wednesday amid sharp disagreement over safety and whether the new standard would force "soccer moms" to abandon their SUVs and minivans.

High-tech grads face slim job pickings
Two years ago, Silicon Valley's giddy employers couldn't get enough Navjit Ghumans.

Georgia's starting center questionable for Friday game
CHICAGO -- Unless he get healthy in a hurry, Georgia starting center Steve Thomas will be watching his team's opening-round game from his bed.

Georgia hopes to reverse losing trend in close games

Bulldog learns from brother's death

Williams used to dealing with adversity
After missing two crucial free throws in a loss to LSU in the SEC Tournament, Ezra Williams walked past reporters with his headphones on and found a quiet place to sit.

Georgia's starting center questionable for Friday game

Dogs enter tournament in turmoil
Georgia coach Jim Harrick doesn't know what has afflicted his team recently, and he's not sure whether the Bulldogs' bite can mesh with their bark in time for the NCAA Tournament.

Georgia hopes to reverse losing trend in close games
ATHENS, Ga. -- When asked about Georgia's two straight close losses going into the NCAA tournament, Jarvis Hayes winced.

Williams used to dealing with adversity

Bulldog learns from brother's death
After missing two crucial free throws in a loss to LSU in the SEC Tournament, Ezra Williams walked past reporters with his headphones on and found a quiet place to sit.

Georgia 13, Morehead St. 4
ATHENS, Ga. -- Kris Edge and Jon Armitage each drove in three runs for Georgia in a 13-4 victory over Morehead State on Wednesday.

South Carolina 74, Virginia 67

South Carolina 74, Virginia 67
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Rolando Howell matched his career high with 24 points as South Carolina beat Virginia 74-67 on Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT.

South Carolina 15, Davidson 0
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Five South Carolina pitchers combined for a one-hit shutout as the Gamecocks beat Davidson 15-0 Wednesday.

Who killed Max the cat?

Toddler takes wild ride alone on snowmobile

Malignant virus in polio vaccine linked to cancer

Safety advocates unveil poison prevention campaign

Dredging up controversy

Senate rejects tougher fuel economy standards

Retail sales down as music theft increases

Freeze-dried bodies are an alternative to cremation

Health-care cost of obesity is high

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