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.

Applause calendar

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.

Video watch

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.

A devil of a story

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.

Club calendar

Concert calendar

Pianist will give musical tour of Spain in Concert

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

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

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.

Charming restaurant serves more than bread

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.

Magic of the Emerald Isle is found on silver screen

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.

Mini reviews

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.

'Ragtime' tells timeless story of class, race

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

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.

One step forward, two steps back

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.

Drug center expelled Strawberry for having sex, breaking rules

Razorbacks rout young Panthers

Players would give up arbitration and minimum for complete free agency

Astros airbrush reference to Enron Field

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

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.

City slogan discussion has opened a can of worms

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

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.

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

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.

New exhibit

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

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.

Braves 5, Astros 5

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

Braves notebook

Braves notebook

Pitching duo's future uncertain after 2002

Braves (ss) 4, Royals 3

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 (ss) 9, Marlins (ss) 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.

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.

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?

Analyst predicts growth
The good news just keeps on coming.

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.

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.

Sign reflects new Wachovia

What if you're missing a W-2?

Analyst predicts growth

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

Retail sales rise 0.3 percent in February

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.

Business briefs

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.

March Madness: College rivalries play out in office pools nationwide

Alabama 86, Florida Atlantic 78

Tennessee and defending champs begin NCAAs in Knoxville

First-round games have lots of flavor

Ole Miss relishes shot at tradition-rich UCLA

Wyoming 73, Gonzaga 66

Princeton-style offense works for Wolfpack

Wake Forest 83, Pepperdine 74

Lesson learned: Terps won't take Siena lightly

Winthrop gains from others' loss

Kentucky hoping worst is over

No slide in Alabama this season

Final Four road could be a familiar one for Iowa State

Flashes of greatness

News, notes from NCAA tournament sites

Williams makes amends with performance

Tulsa 71, Marquette 69

Ohio State 69, Davidson 64

Missouri 93, Miami 80

Kentucky 83, Valparaiso 68

Well-behaved Knight takes Texas Tech back to NCAAs

Kansas 70, Holy Cross 59

All eyes on Dickau at Morning Madness

Kent State pulls off early upset

Oregon 81, Montana 62

Dog buyers beware

No mercy for Yates

Light fantastic

Where's the beef?

D.C. disgrace

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 .

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.

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?

Help in the quest for a perfect lawn

Plant fungus can be prevented

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Georgia Tech's Halston Lane to transfer

Miami 73, Georgia Tech 64

Yellow Jackets get ninth rookie of the year

Georgia Tech 11, Georgia St. 7

Workers should have their own awards show

Sorenstam battles through wind to share lead in Phoenix

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.

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.

GGO Chrsyler Classic to move to fall

Golf notebook

Haeggman and Eriksson share lead of Qatar Masters

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.

Getting back on course

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
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.

Mamat, del Olmo lead Indian Open

Sorenstam on a roll

Tiger, Daly a star attraction

Three in a row looms for Tiger, Els

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Burke County's Marchman resigns

Golden Hawks hire McDuffie

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.

Coverage of Richmond County high school sports shorted

Hitching his wagon to Hankerson

Guantanamo guests treated kindly

Shopper loyalty urged

Locals should pull their own wagon

Predicts city administrator will leave

Left-hand lane laws in question

Keeping Civil War alive

Spirit of Jim Crow still lives

Anti-Lincoln letter draws a defense

OB nurse expresses concern over Andrea Yates case

Lincoln critic on target; Confederate flag still means freedom

NAACP wrong to focus on flag issue

Lady Bucs go unappreciated

Canned energy

Capsules

Health calendar

'Nightline' remains, but so does a big problem

In the know

Lynx have Seitz set on South Carolina

Lynx gamenight
South Carolina Stingrays at Augusta Lynx

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 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.

Augusta loses another player

Call-ups give players a shot

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

Lynx gamenight

Storm drain dig

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

Family Court protest heats up

Probation revoked; man jailed

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.

Across the area

Subscriber of the day

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Subscriber of the day

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

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.

125-vehicle crash kills 4, injures 39

Around town

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

Across the area

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 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.

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.

JROTC teams show off their colors

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

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
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:

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Former chef for Clinton now cooks in Brunswick

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

Increased parking fine rate protested

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.

Extra money found in fund

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.

Grocers avoid prison term

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.

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.

News you can use

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.

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

School's funds are breath of fresh air

Dunn signs with Falcons

Forum lets 3 lawmakers talk reform

Officer gets tough on Augusta's escort services

Names pile up in mayoral race

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.

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

Around town

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

Workers face cut to claims

Military exercise remains a puzzle

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

Infant's remains found on Thomson lawn

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.

Corrections

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 opens recruiting post

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Students learn to raise the bidding

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 South Carolina

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

News you can use

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.

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.

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.

Hawks 105, Nuggets 102

NBA owners speak out against Hornets move

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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?

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Dunn nears deal with Atlanta

Panthers part ways with Peter

No major changes planned by NFL

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THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Eris "Glen" Meadows, 71, beloved wife of Mr. Jo

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Marie Bridgers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Charles Thomas    (MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.)

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

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

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

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

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.

Mr. Roosevelt Bell    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Miss Bernice Glickman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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. 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

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. 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. Vena White    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Ruckie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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. 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. 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

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

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

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. Kevin Pinckney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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. 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

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

Mr. Otis Pearce    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Dave Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Jeannette Robinson    (SARDIS, Ga.)
S

Mr. Sterling Combs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Hunter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. John Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Edward Coy Jr.    (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. Funeral services will be held today, Friday, March 15, 2002, at 2:30 p.m., fr

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

Mr. Stafford Barton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Sgt. Louis Mosby    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Vena White    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

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. Lillie Kendrick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. William Mann    (ARDEN, N.C.)

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

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

Mr. Amos Stacy    (TRENTON, S.C.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Stafford Barton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Shelia Hunter    (BATH, S.C.)

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

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

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.

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

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

Mrs. Evelyn Austin    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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. 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

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. 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. 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

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

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

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

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

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.)

Mrs. Margaret Thompson (CAMILLA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Kevin Pinckney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathryn Arline (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tyrone Davis (OAKLAND, Calif.)

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

Mr. James Hunter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Rivers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dave Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Leola Warthen (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Bridgers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Otis Pearce (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Thompson (CAMILLA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeannette Robinson (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucile Haynes (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Ruckie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Sgt. Louis Mosby (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Thomas (MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.)

Mr. Jack Broyles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Glen Meadows (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Vena White (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Stafford Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Michael Lewis (FAIRBURN, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Roosevelt Bell (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. John Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Queen Green (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lillie Kendrick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Queen Green (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Ossie Partlow (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Roosevelt Bell (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Vera McNair (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Kevin Pinckney (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. James Ferguson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Roy Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Wadie Watson (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. George Young (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Stafford Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Bowman (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Lamar Wilson (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Curtis Cooper (VIDETTE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Hattie Berry (HOLLYWOOD, Fla.)

Mrs. Lillie Kendrick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Clyde Dekle (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Sterling Combs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Bernice Glickman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Cummings (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Hannah Allen-Lewis

Mr. Sterling Combs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Glen Meadows (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mazola Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jeannette Robinson (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Rollin Grimes (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bernie Wyatt (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Odell Green (WILDER, Tenn.)

Mrs. Marie Cobb (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Billy Blakenship (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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...

Thousands await start of races

Racing Facts

Race fans can visit street fair

Memphis still in Tyson-Lewis picture

NASCAR notebook

The race is on

Overtime

Park makes return at Darlington, site of crash

Overtime

Races benefit charities

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Fishing tournament news

Fishing report

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Williams used to dealing with adversity

Georgia hopes to reverse losing trend in close games

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's starting center questionable for Friday game

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 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.

South Carolina 74, Virginia 67

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.

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.

Who killed Max the cat?

Toddler takes wild ride alone on snowmobile

Dredging up controversy

Senate rejects tougher fuel economy standards

Retail sales down as music theft increases

Malignant virus in polio vaccine linked to cancer

Freeze-dried bodies are an alternative to cremation

Safety advocates unveil poison prevention campaign

Health-care cost of obesity is high