Lakeside, Evans capture victories with long balls
After seeing a winning blueprint by its arch-rival, Lakeside left its imprint on Diamond Day at Evans.

Booing New York means baseball's back to normal

Lakeside, Evans capture victories with long balls

Wildcats hold off Thoroughbreds
AIKEN - When South Aiken's baseball team took a one-run loss against No. 2 North Augusta last week, Thoroughbreds coach Tommy Allen could deal with it. After all, he said, his team played a complete game.

Booing New York means baseball's back to normal
TAMPA, Fla. -- Everybody seemed to be cheering for New York's baseball teams after Sept. 11.

Wildcats hold off Thoroughbreds

Augusta has a fine old tradition of St. Pat's parties

Candidate meets his match at Rattlesnake Roundup
SWEETWATER, Texas - A former All-American quarterback stood in a pit full of snakes, terrified.

Odds and ends
LAS VEGAS -- The cities of Wendover, Utah, and West Wendover, Nev., are inching closer to becoming one Nevada city.

Greetings Mr. Dunlop-Tire
What's next? Wally Wal-Mart? Bonnie Burger King?

'The Fighting Whities' raise awareness of stereotypes
GREELEY, Colo. - A leader of the protest against a local school's Indian mascot says he isn't retaliating against the school, even though his wife resigned her teaching job there out of anger.

Marquis ready for new season
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Start the season tomorrow, Jason Marquis said, and he'd be ready to go.

Braves dodged bullet by re-signing Smoltz
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Now he knows what it's like to come within a phone call of saying good-bye, of discovering what life is like after the Atlanta Braves.

Dodgers (ss) 3, Braves 1

Closer catching up fast

Former Brave calls NCAA tournament
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - For a dozen years, Bruce Benedict called pitches in the big leagues. This week, the former All-Star catcher and current New York Mets scout called something else - his first game as an NCAA tournament official.

Sheffield vs. Jordan I

Closer catching up fast
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - John Smoltz was concerned with more than just his pitches when he made his fourth appearance of the spring Saturday.

Dodgers (ss) 3, Braves 1
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Terry Mulholland pitched three hitless innings, Paul LoDuca went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a Los Angeles Dodgers split squad defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-1 Friday.

Pendleton goes from Mr. Mom to Braves hitting coach

Marquis ready for new season

Pendleton goes from Mr. Mom to Braves hitting coach
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- For the past three years, Terry Pendleton was Mr. Mom.

Former Brave calls NCAA tournament

Sheffield vs. Jordan I
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- For the first time Friday, Gary Sheffield and Brian Jordan faced each other wearing the uniforms of their new teams.

Braves dodged bullet by re-signing Smoltz

Big-box shuffle

Business calendar
Tuesday: Women in Business; Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce; with guest speaker Alyce Kemp-Dewit; 11:30 a.m., Pullman Hall, 560 Walton Way.

Follow instructions carefully when an IRS letter arrives
It's a moment any taxpayer dreads. A letter arrives from the IRS - and it's not a refund check. But don't panic. Many of these letters can be dealt with simply and painlessly.

I'm always counting on those imaginary dollars
Like most young people with children and a mortgage, I don't have money to invest in individual company stocks.

Big-box shuffle
AIKEN - For the time being, the city of Aiken has made filling its empty so-called "big box" buildings a low priority.

Stein Mart reports profit drop
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Stein Mart Inc. has reported fourth-quarter earnings that were slightly lower than analysts expected, as the fashion retailer was affected by the overall slowdown in the U.S. economy at the end of the year.

Fiscally frugal can dial around long-distance calls
Do you need to have a long-distance service?

Augusta layoffs decline
Initial unemployment claims in Augusta fell 47 percent from January to February, a sign that local layoffs have slowed.

Recovery is uncertain for some businesses
The recession might be over, but some local manufacturers don't foresee an economic recovery until next year.

Home office might be deductible
Whether you are self-employed or an employee, if you use a portion of your home for business purposes, you may be able to take a home office deduction, according to the IRS.

Pocket change
Employer Spotlight: GlaxoSmithKline PLC

Recovery is uncertain for some businesses

OPEC leaves oil output target intact for three months

Business calendar

Certain rules apply in trust allocations
Q: My husband and I are considering an AB Revocable Living Trust. I understand that at the first death, the trust is divided into the A-Survivor's Trust and the B-Family Trust. Does the principal in the family trust stay in the trust until the second death, or can it be distributed periodically to the beneficiaries of the trust? - C. H.

Certain rules apply in trust allocations

Accent can hurt job seekers
Q: I was laid off almost five months ago. Since then I have had one telephone interview and two in-person interviews, but no offers, even though I was qualified for each job. I have good work experience and qualifications, but I was raised in another country and have an accent. I believe my accent and my foreign birth are working against me. How do I get a fair chance to work and prove myself? - M.R., Dallas

Business travel changes post-9-11

Turnabout is fair play
TOKYO - Groping to wrest its economy out of a recession and searching for inspiration in a managerial vision, Japan is looking to one of the most influential executives to come out of America - Jack Welch.

Accent can hurt job seekers

Economic upswing
U.S. economists, looking for something encouraging to report after months of dismal news, have ditched their red pens and boarded the recovery bandwagon. The U.S. economy, it seems, is making a comeback.

Follow instructions carefully when an IRS letter arrives

On the move
Daniel F. Gant has joined the staff of Kerr Business College as director of education.

I'm always counting on those imaginary dollars

Business travel changes post-9-11
Pat Smith was more road worrier than warrior even before the Sept. 11 events prompted her to take the train for business trips between Washington and New York.

Pocket change

Home office might be deductible

Stein Mart reports profit drop

Economic upswing

OPEC leaves oil output target intact for three months
VIENNA, Austria -- OPEC announced Friday that it would not change its oil production target until its members meet again in June to reassess market conditions, reflecting uncertainty over signs the economy is recovering.

Turnabout is fair play

Business briefs
WASHINGTON -- Reacting swiftly to the first indictment in the Enron bankruptcy, the government on Friday suspended Enron Corp. and its former accounting firm, Arthur Andersen, from entering into new federal contracts.

Fiscally frugal can dial around long-distance calls

On the move

Business briefs

Clemson makes an early exit

Shyatt back for fifth year with Tigers
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Basketball coach Larry Shyatt is coming back to Clemson despite finishing last in the Atlantic Coast Conference the past three years.

Clemson makes an early exit
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Shamika Christon scored 36 points as Arkansas beat Clemson 78-68 Friday night and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament for the second straight year.

Louisiana Tech 83, Vanderbilt 68

N.C. State 69, Michigan State 58

Duke survives scare

Arizona wins in unfriendly territory

'Jays use two OTs to stun Gators

Kent State turns Tide

Coach K shows little mercy

Tennessee 98, Georgia St. 68

Oklahoma avoids stumble this year

Anything's possible when underdogs win fans

Illinois 93, San Diego St. 64

News, notes from NCAA tournament sites

All-Big 12 guard a question mark for Midwest's No. 1 seed

Coach K goes against another former assistant

First-round NIT game postponed a day

Big 3 leads Oregon past Wake Forest

Bobby Jones centennial

Same old, same old

Encourage marriage

Brush's progress

Officeholders & taxes

A fairer jury system

Church should acknowledge memorial donations in writing
Dear Carson: An elderly member of our church died recently. She had not, nor has her family, participated in services for many years.

Arts calendar
A SPRING ART AND CULINARY EXHIBITION: 6-10 p.m. Monday, The Partridge Inn, penthouse, 2110 Walton Way; with Chef Philippe Chin and visual artists Donna Whaley, Paul Pearman, Cheryl Grace and Elizabeth Moretz-Britt; with cash bar; free but donations are accepted; proceeds benefit the Art Factory; 737-2428.

Garden spot
Growing up in the country near Macon and working in a nursery as a young man inspired Greg Gay's love of gardens.

Oscar opinion could net movie merchandise
The Augusta Chronicle is once again challenging all film aficionados to best entertainment writer Steven Uhles in selecting this year's Oscar winners.

Home front
Marlene Mrochek doesn't think the best decorating ideas come from magazines or furniture ads or designer show houses.

Spiderman unmasked
Boy, it's been a tough year for secret identities. Last month Lex Luthor discovered that Superman was really Clark Kent. Now it's Spider-Man's turn.

InSpired
In mythology, the phoenix was a bird of unsurpassed beauty that died a spectacular death and was born again.

Switzerland has a wealth of Web info for travel planning
Looking for a place to vacation where you can enjoy a wide variety of things to do? Go to Switzerland to hike and ski in the Alps, relax in small mountain villages and explore some of the more civilized cities in Europe.

Georgia Tech baseball loses to Wake Forest
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Ryan Johnson's two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Wake Forest to a 10-9 over Georgia Tech on Friday.

Georgia Tech baseball loses to Wake Forest

Golf capsules
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Tiger Woods was everywhere he didn't want to be Saturday in the Bay Hill Invitational, making four bogeys in a round of 74 that brought just about everybody into contention.

Sorenstam shares lead in Phoenix
PHOENIX -- Give Annika Sorenstam a couple of good days on a well-groomed golf course, and she'll take her chances against anybody.

Tiger in top form again at Bay Hill

Local knowledge edge goes to USC Aiken
Mike Carlisle is hoping his team will take advantage of its home-course advantage today, when USC Aiken and 14 other college teams begin play in the fifth annual Cleveland Golf Collegiate Championship.

Tiger in top form again at Bay Hill
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The score alone was enough to show that Tiger Woods is on top of his game at the Bay Hill Invitational. Despite his first bogey in 76 holes, he had his best round of the year Friday and was leading by four strokes.

Even 100 years after his birth, Bobby Jones is still golf's greatest

Golf capsules

Local knowledge edge goes to USC Aiken

Sorenstam shares lead in Phoenix

Even 100 years after his birth, Bobby Jones is still golf's greatest
Bobby Jones, the story goes, had taken a lunch break on the final day of the 1926 British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.

Thrashers get Lessard for Harlock, two draft picks

Thrashers get Lessard for Harlock, two draft picks
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers acquired defenseman Francis Lessard from the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday in exchange for defenseman David Harlock and two picks in the 2003 draft.

Augusta has a fine old tradition of St. Pat's parties
It happens every spring, and it involves crowds.

Ga. paroles board tramples justice

Ashamed at vets' treatment

Do ministers benefit from race problem?

Augusta naming rights not for sale

Urges boycott of NAACP

Disbelief over ministers' stance

Personal responsibility the key

Advice to Burke County landowners: Resist, but take pictures

Switzerland has a wealth of Web info for travel planning

Church should acknowledge memorial donations in writing

InSpired

Home front

Spiderman unmasked

Garden spot

Arts calendar

Oscar opinion could net movie merchandise

Lynx use late surge to top 'Rays

Lynx road report

Lynx gamenight

Lynx gamenight
Columbia Inferno play the Augusta Lynx at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

Augusta wins third straight

Lynx game report
Lynx 5, Stingrays 3 Star of the game: Goalie Zac Bierk came up big time after time in net, keeping the Lynx in the game with 26 saves

Augusta wins third straight
Augusta's unfamiliarity with Columbia goalie Alex Auld paid dividends Saturday night.

Lynx use late surge to top 'Rays
Sometime between the second and third periods, the Augusta Lynx found their late-season magic.

Lynx notebook

Lynx game report

Lynx road report
Today: vs. Macon Whoopee, Macon Centreplex, 5:05 p.m.

Lynx notebook
With a traditional Irish name like Jay Kopischke, no wonder he ended up at Notre Dame.

Search for justice

Thomson man finds baby's body in yard

News you can use
MARCH 17, 1966 In one of his first orders after being sworn into office, North Augusta's new police chief, Leland H. Paul, said, "I don't want any patrol cars lurking behind billboards for traffic offenders and leaping on them like a vulture."

Across the Southeast
MIAMI -A federal appeals court ruled jailers were justified in strip searching a high school girl accused of helping prepare a hate-filled pamphlet that speculated "what would happen" if the principal or students were shot.

Across Georgia

Street fair kicks off races
AIKEN - At Friday's Triple Crown Street Fair, which kicks off three whirlwind weekends of horse racing in Aiken, the only horse was on a stick.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Eleanor Ames of Belvedere, S.C.

Budget cuts ground Atlanta mounted patrol
ATLANTA - Atlanta's mounted police force has fallen victim to budget cuts after 30 years of riding high in the saddle.

Tiny fish bones hold big clues
ATHENS, Ga. - Little fish bones called otoliths don't look like anything that would contain centuries-old secrets, but researchers at the University of Georgia are learning some surprising stories from them.

Poll says Barnes' support is shaky
ATLANTA - Georgia voters aren't ready to reanoint Roy Barnes as governor, a potential opponent's poll shows.

News you can use

Religion-based bills hit Capitol
ATLANTA - Feet were stomping and hands were clapping in joyous rhythm Wednesday as the crowd gathered at the Capitol for Standing for Faith Day listened to a children's choir from a church in Cobb County.

Rape cases on trial

Across the area

Accused bus driver suspended
A Burke County bus driver has been suspended without pay after being accused of sexually assaulting a high school student, authorities said Friday.

Poll says Barnes' support is shaky

Session focuses on loan by city
AIKEN - After weeks of debate over financing for the city's multimillion-dollar performing arts center, city officials have planned a study session Monday night to put the issue to rest.

Street fair kicks off races

Jockeying for the top spot
AIKEN - With cars and trucks lined up next to the rail and lines of more vehicles behind them, it takes some ingenuity to get a good spot for horse watching at the Aiken Training Track.

House budget taps accounts

Rape cases on trial
Jurors in the Aaron LeBlanc rape trial couldn't understand the shock generated by his acquittal Feb. 21. They didn't learn until after the trial that Mr. LeBlanc had admitted six months earlier that he committed three rapes, only to have the plea bargain rejected by a judge who considered the sentence too light.

Across South Carolina

Chips aim to help lost dogs

Con artists trick man out of savings
Robert Denton says he should have known better.

Chips aim to help lost dogs
AIKEN - The days of identifying dogs by tags on their collars are coming to an end.

Kings Bay to give out smart IDs
CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. - All sailors, some reservists and Department of Defense civilian workers at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base will be issued new high-tech military identification cards this summer.

Abandonment bill gets new chance
ATLANTA - An effort to give mothers a safe option to aborting or abandoning their unwanted babies is expected to resurface in the Georgia state Senate on Monday.

City, historians battle over Tybee lighthouse
CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. - For more than 265 years, Tybee Island's lighthouse has weathered much: twice the ocean has leveled the beacon, and in 1862 Confederate troops burned it down to prevent the Union army from putting it to use.

Cruelty costs

Taxi rider stops jaunt
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Patricia Agness, who climbed into a golden taxi 16 days ago on the trip of a lifetime to see the country, returned to her southside Jacksonville home Friday, bragging about "the beautiful country, the beautiful trip and the beautiful people" she met on her 16,000-mile odyssey.

Cruelty costs
AIKEN - It will end up costing an estimated $32,000 to rescue the 183 dogs living on the property of a Salley resident last week, county officials said Friday.

Thomson man finds baby's body in yard
THOMSON - Police are looking for the mother of an infant whose badly decomposed body was found on the lawn of a Thomson duplex Friday morning.

Across Georgia
DECATUR -DeKalb County police are investigating the death of a 13-year-old girl found in her apartment early Friday.

Con artists trick man out of savings

Around town

Abandonment bill gets new chance

Subscriber of the day

Subscriber of the day

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Dot Girndt of Belvedere, S.C.

Religion-based bills hit Capitol

Measure requires parent approval to join activities
DECATUR, Ga. - Like most 17-year-old girls, Cathryn Testerman wishes she had less homework and more time to sleep.

Across the area

Search for justice
Amanda Revis says she had never been so scared.

Across the Southeast

Youngsters show competitive spirit

Aquarium gets more color
CHARLESTON, S.C. - In a tank in one corner of the South Carolina Aquarium, colorful angelfish and butterfly fish school through a tropical coral reef.

Taxi rider stops jaunt

Across Georgia

Judge sends 2 men to jail
Two men convicted of taking part in a violent home invasion received prison sentences Friday.

News you can use

Budget's proposal cuts care
Members of the House have made good on severe cuts the Ways and Means Committee proposed for health care to help balance the budget.

Everybody's Irish

Town tries to save 'Shamrock'
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Four historical properties in Blackville, including the Shamrock Hotel, have been named among the 11 most endangered in South Carolina.

GBI lab gets infant for autopsy

Accused bus driver suspended

Across South Carolina

News you can use
BACK IN TIME 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.

Jockeying for the top spot

Event pushes reading interest

Across the area
Two people were injured Saturday when their vehicle veered off Interstate 20 in Aiken County and overturned into the highway median.

Tiny fish bones hold big clues

Across Georgia
FAYETTEVILLE -A Fayette County man who has worked at animal hospitals gave his wife animal tranquilizers, causing her to lose some vision and develop a shaking condition, authorities said.

Session focuses on loan by city

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH -Grand Strand club owners are banking on tourists having a big appetite for big venues.

Youngsters show competitive spirit
Shaneesa Tuten couldn't wait to participate in the Special Olympics.

Event pushes reading interest
Helium-filled balloons, colored crayons and newspaper clippings were perfect props to spur an interest in reading in chil dren at Augusta State University on Saturday morning.

House budget taps accounts
COLUMBIA - House Democrats hope they'll have better luck in protecting the priorities they share with Gov. Jim Hodges in the Senate after the House gave key second-reading approval to a $5.6 billion state spending proposal early Friday.

Everybody's Irish
The Garden City was green Saturday, not just with trees and azaleas, but with thousands of Irishmen and Irishmen-for-a-day.

Across South Carolina
GOOSE CREEK -Twenty-eight sailors who said they were gay were discharged from a Navy nuclear training school last year, down sharply from 81 discharged the year before, a new report says.

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

Across the area
A 13-year-old eighth-grader at Lakeside Middle School has been charged in two small fires at the school earlier this week.

Measure requires parent approval to join activities

Group is a partner with city

Schools consider penalty change
ATHENS, Ga. - Clarke County School District officials say traditional punishments, such as out-of-school suspension, are becoming outdated and ineffective.

Group is a partner with city
AIKEN - The Aiken Corp., an independent group that works to bolster the city's economy, got its feet wet by helping restore a couple of dilapidated homes downtown.

Charity wins in barbecue cook-off
Residents from all over the Augusta area poured into Evans on Saturday to help a local charity and themselves to some barbecue.

GBI lab gets infant for autopsy
Police still don't know who is responsible for the death of a newborn whose badly decomposed body was found wrapped in plastic bags on the front lawn of a Thomson apartment complex.

Budget's proposal cuts care

Has Arnie already made his last stand?
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Big Three might be reduced The Last One.

Hornets sting the Suns

Hornets sting the Suns
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Defense did the trick for the Charlotte Hornets, who held the Phoenix Suns to 13 points in the fourth quarter Saturday night.

Coach K shows little mercy
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Duke coac Mike Krzyzewski has been known to go ballistic at times, but cannibalistic?

Tennessee 98, Georgia St. 68
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Gwen Jackson had 28 points and 10 rebounds as Tennessee beat Georgia State 98-68 in the Midwest Regional opening round Friday night.

'Jays use two OTs to stun Gators
CHICAGO - Visiting Michael Jordan's old arena, seeing his statue and sitting at his locker was a "spiritual" pilgrimage for Terrell Taylor.

Top-seeded Connecticut breezes in opener
Connecticut opened the NCAA tournament in dominating fashion, extending its winning streak to 34 games and closing within five victories of its third title.

Knight leads Pitt to victory
PITTSBURGH - Already, this much is obvious - however deep Pittsburgh advances into the NCAA tournament, Brandin Knight will take them there.

Oklahoma avoids stumble this year
DALLAS - Aaron McGhee and Hollis Price weren't about to let the Oklahoma Sooners stumble again in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

First-round NIT game postponed a day
RICHMOND, Va. -- The first-round NIT game between Richmond and Montana State was postponed a day because of travel problems facing the Bobcats.

N.C. State 69, Michigan State 58
WASHINGTON -- The backdoor was closed. The 3-pointers weren't falling. North Carolina State had just 18 points at halftime and hadn't made a single jump shot. Leading scorer Anthony Grundy was in foul trouble.

Anything's possible when underdogs win fans
GREENVILLE, S.C. - By now, Antoine Stevens is probably back home in Boca Raton, Fla., a television representing his only connection to the NCAA Tournament.

Fresno State's Tarkanian calls it quits
FRESNO, Calif. -- Jerry Tarkanian retired from coaching college basketball Friday, tossing in his chewed-up towel after a career that spanned four decades and mixed success with scandal.

Louisiana Tech 83, Vanderbilt 68
RUSTON, La. -- Antonio Meeking and Gerrod Henderson had 19 points apiece as Louisiana Tech beat Vanderbilt 83-68 Friday night in the first round of the NIT.

All-Big 12 guard a question mark for Midwest's No. 1 seed
ST. LOUIS -- Top-seeded Kansas is preparing for its second-round Midwest Regional game as if Kirk Hinrich will not in the lineup.

Arizona wins in unfriendly territory
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Surrounded by a hostile crowd and a harassing defense, Cool Hand Luke came through for Arizona.

Illinois 93, San Diego St. 64
CHICAGO -- Frank Williams came to play. Did he ever.

News, notes from NCAA tournament sites
DALLAS -- After arriving at Mississippi State as its first-ever McDonald's All-American, Mario Austin thought he could carry the Bulldogs through the NCAA tournament as a freshman.

Gophers bury Rebels
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Lindsay Whalen scored 18 of her 29 points in the second half to lead Minnesota to a 71-54 victory over UNLV in the opening round of the Midwest Regional on Saturday.

Wildcats withstand the Hurricane
ST. LOUIS -- To say Tayshaun Prince's shooting slump is over is an understatement.

Big 3 leads Oregon past Wake Forest
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Oregon's tremendous trio just barely had enough firepower to hold off Wake Forest.

California 82, Pennsylvania 75
PITTSBURGH -- Cal's players made the easy, backdoor baskets, played tough defense and made smart decisions. Who do they think they are - Ivy Leaguers?

Coach K goes against another former assistant
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Notre Dame has upset No. 1 teams a record-tying nine times in school history. But can Mike Brey do what Quin Snyder couldn't last season in the NCAA tournament - beat his former mentor?

Kent State turns Tide
GREENVILLE, S.C. - They are no longer cute or cuddly, no longer content to settle for their token NCAA Tournament upset and a return trip home to Ohio.

Duke survives scare
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Never, ever be afraid to lose.

Female ref in NCAA tournament sets milestone
CHICAGO -- Melanie Davis became the first woman to referee a Division I men's NCAA tournament game.

Falcons' owner sells minority stake in team

Running back signs $28.5 million deal with Atlanta

Blank still hoping to make a run at Wolf

Pendleton goes from Mr. Mom to Braves hitting coach

Mrs. Mabel Burt    (EDGEFIELD, S.C)
EDGEFIELD, S.C - Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Burt, 79, will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 17, 2002, at Mount M

Mr. Arthur Mowry Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral Services for Mr. Arthur Smith Mowry,

Mrs. Lillie Adams    (WADLEY, Ga.)
WADLEY, Ga. - Mrs. Lillie Wilson Adams died on Sunday, March 10, 2002, in Louis

Cookie Zipperer    (GIRARD, Ga.)
GIRARD, Ga. - Mr. Herbert T. "Cookie" Zipperer, 42, died March 14, 2002. A native of Burke County, member of Hurst Baptist Church, and employed by Burke County Road Department. Survivors include wife, Sharon Flakes Zipperer

Mr. Leroy Brown    (GOUGH, Ga.)
GOUGH, Ga. -Entered into rest on Thursday, March 14, 2002, at Burke Medical Center, M

Mrs. Kate White    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mrs. Kate New White, 75, wife of Lawrence E. White, of W. Martintown Road, entered into rest Wednesday, March

Mrs. Nellie Smoak    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
LANGLEY, S.C. - Entered into rest on Friday, March 15, 2002, Mrs. Nellie Crouch Smoak, of Piney Heights Road. She was preceded in death by her second husband Mr. Edwin Smoak and her sons David and Laverne Fountain and a stepdaughter, Lillian Bleds

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

Mrs. Josephine Ruckie    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Nellie Smoak    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
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Mrs. Marie Cobb    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs.

Mrs. Malene Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Thursday, March 14, 2002, in Keysville, Mrs. Malene Lane Smith, wife of the late Edgar B. Lane. Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Hatcher Funeral Home, Sunday at 3 p.m. with Dr. C

Mrs. Ardith Finley    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Memorial services for Mrs. Ardith M. Finley, 64, wife of the late Billy Finley who died March 15, 2002 will be held Wednesday, at River of Life Church, A

Mrs. Josephine Ruckie    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Curtis Turner    (RALEIGH, N.C.)

Mrs. Marie Rivers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Thursday, Mrs. Marie Cole Hensley Rivers, 87, o

Featured obituary: Otis Pearce
Otis Pearce lived his life for other people, according to his wife, Diane Weeks Pearce.

Mr. Kevin Pinckney    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga.

Mr. Cullen Hunter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Broadus Cullen Hunter, of Milledg

Mr. Ossie Partlow    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. Ossie Lee Partlow of Lincolnt

Capt. Robert Morrison Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Norris    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Louise Norris, 80, beloved wife of Mr. James Norris of Old Milledgeville Road, died Friday, March 15, 2002, in the Gibson Re

Mr. Nathaniel Cobbs    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Nathaniel Cobbs, 54, of Johnston, died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at his residence. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, March 17, 2002, at the Faith Outreach Christian Center, with the Rev. Alvin Ligeons officiating. Buria

Mr. Henry Moss    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mabel Burt    (EDGEFIELD, S.C)
EDGEFIELD, S.C - Entered into rest March 12, 2002, Mrs. Mabel G. Burt, 79, of Burt Street. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 17, 2002, at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, McCormick, S.C., with the Rev. Jasper

Mrs. Margueritte Moses    (UVALDA, Ga.)
UVALDA, Ga. - Mrs. Margueritte Grogan Moses of Uvalda died early Thur

Featured obituary: Rev. Edward Coy Jr.
Those who knew him say the Rev. Edward Coy Jr. wasn't always sure what path his life would take.

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

Mrs. Gladys Dreyfus    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Gladys Miles    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. Gladys "Doc" Miles, 85, of Hillview Circle, Aiken, died Friday, March 15, 2002, at his reside

Mr. Boyd Westmoreland    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest on Thursday, Mr. Boyd Wendell Westmoreland, husband of Mrs. Betty Pridmore Westmoreland of 206 Irene Street. He

Mr. John Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Robert Starlings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest March 16, 2002, Mr. Robert Starlings, 44, of Division Street, Augusta. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors include three sisters, Debra A. Starlings, Sherry (Wayne) Freeman and Ch

Mrs. Bertha Jackson    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mrs. Bertha Lee Curry Jackson died March 14, 2002. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., March 17, 2002, at Ervington Baptist

Mrs. Malene Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Thursday, March 14, 2002, in Keysville, Mrs. Malene Lane Smith, wife of the late Edgar B. Lane. Funeral services will be

Mr. Roosevelt Bell    (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga.- Entered into rest Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at the Doctors Hospital, Mr. Roosevelt Bell of Evans to Lock Road, Evans. Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 16, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Oakey Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Fredrick Patterson of

Mr. Douglas Smiley Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, March 16, 2002, in Augusta, Ga., Mr. Douglas Smiley Sr. of Wharton Drive. Funeral arran

Mr. Solomon Boatright    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Solomon Shad "Sollie" Boatright of Swainsboro, age 79, of Dellwood Road, passed away March 14, 2002. Survivors include his wife, Doris Walden Boatrigh

Mrs. Lois Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sterling Combs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga.- Entered into rest

Mrs. Inez Garrett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, March 16, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia. Mrs. Inez Carter Garrett, 90, wife of the late Mr. Stewart Phinizy Garrett

Mrs. Shelia Hunter    (BATH, S.C.)
BATH, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Shelia L. Thomas Hunter will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Mount Transfiguration Baptist Church with Rev. Clarence D. Hill officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The remains will l

Mrs. Shirley Hattaway    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Hunter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at his residence, Mr. Jam

Mrs. Marian Logan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Junola Gregory    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C.- The funeral service for Mrs. Junola Rager "Pearl" Gregory, will be conducted today, Saturday, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Napier Funeral Home in Graniteville. The interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens, Graniteville.

Mr. John Manello    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lois Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, March 15, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mrs. Lois Elam Green of Columbine Drive. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are her husband, Bobby Green; three sons, W

Mr. Henry Moss    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Henry E. "Ben" Moss, age 58, of

Mrs. Louise Dawson    (GIBSON, Ga.)
GIBSON, Ga. - Mrs. Louise J. Dawson, 89, of Warren Street, died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center, Thomson. The funeral wi

Mrs. Louise Norris    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Louise Norris, 80, beloved wife of Mr. James Norris of Old

Rev. Edward Coy Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at the University Hospital, Rev. Edward Coy Jr., husba

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

Mrs. Ardith Finley (AIKEN, S.C.)

Sgt. Louis Mosby (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Malene Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Dawson (GIBSON, Ga.)

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Mr. Ossie Partlow (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. James Hunter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Malene Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mr. John Manello (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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Mrs. Nellie Smoak (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Arthur Mowry Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Cookie Zipperer (GIRARD, Ga.)

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Mrs. Lois Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Norris (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Rivers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Ruckie (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Curtis Turner (RALEIGH, N.C.)

Mr. Henry Moss (THOMSON, Ga.)

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Mrs. Gladys Dreyfus (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Adams (WADLEY, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Solomon Boatright (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Gladys Miles (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Mrs. Margueritte Moses (UVALDA, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley Hattaway (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Roosevelt Bell (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Norris (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Moss (THOMSON, Ga.)

Rev. Edward Coy Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sterling Combs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

State political leader and father fights the good fight
HERE WE go again. State Senate Majority leader Charles Walker's political career dates back more than 20 years, and there is simply not enough ink or paper to list every legislative accomplishment he has made to better the lives of Augustans, in particular, and Georgians, as a whole.

Encourage marriage
President Bush is coming under fire from some leftist and feminist groups for proposing that $100 million be spent to encourage strong, lasting marriages. The money would be sent to states which would then experiment with specific programs and those that worked - if any do - could then be adopted by other states.

Bobby Jones centennial
For golf enthusiasts, today is one of those high holy days: It's the 100th birthday of golf legend Bobby Jones. Non-golf enthusiasts are asked to forgive the hush that falls over the world of golf.

Brush's progress
State Sen. Joey Brush, R-Appling, who has fought for years to get lawmakers to stop naming highways, bridges, parks, buildings, etc., after themselves, is finally making some headway.

Same old, same old
All this may not bode well for another politician who tends to call his critics "racist": the former mayor of Atlanta, Bill Campbell. For two years a federal grand jury has been examining charges that Mr. Campbell and his aides took bribes for city contracts. Mr. Campbell has called the investigators "racist dogs," and a preacher who is rallying support for Sid Dorsey (former DeKalb County Sheriff, accused of murdering Sheriff Derwin Brown) says the mayor, too, is a victim of racism. Oh for the future when quiet competence will be this city's only election issue.

Ga. paroles board tramples justice
On March 4, 1986, two worlds collided. In anticipation of her mother's birthday, a young girl ventured out to find a suitable gift. Thoughts of her mother were most likely foremost in her mind. Terri Exum, Martinez, Ga.

Personal responsibility the key
I somewhat agree with Robert "Tunk" Martin in his March 9 letter. James D. Wise, Edgefield, S.C.

A fairer jury system
You would think that in strong law-'n'-order states like South Carolina and Georgia, criminal trial lawyers wouldn't be given an advantage over prosecutors - but they are.

Do ministers benefit from race problem?
I am disappointed at the apparent disregard the coalition of black ministers has for the poor and the needy in Augusta by their support of our present structure of failed government. Julian W. Osbon, Augusta

Officeholders & taxes
Georgia voters may well be asked to change the state Constitution in November to prohibit people who owe taxes from holding elective office.

Ashamed at vets' treatment
I saw the movie We Were Soldiers this weekend. While the movie was a little too graphic for my taste, I came away with a sense of awe for the men who fought in Vietnam. Bonnie Johnston, Martinez, Ga.

Disbelief over ministers' stance
I read, "Black ministers oppose bills," (Tuesday, March 12, 1B) in total disbelief. James Steed, Augusta

Advice to Burke County landowners: Resist, but take pictures
The articles on Navy jets brings to mind my family's plight in 1950. We lived in the area now known as the Savannah River Site and went through the same fears and anger the people in Burke County are now experiencing. Paul Eubanks, Hephzibah, Ga.

Augusta naming rights not for sale
We should leave our city motto alone. The Medical College of Georgia does not sponsor the city of Augusta, even though it likes to think it does. It is a "for-profit" hospital that still claims non-profit status. Its politics are not for the good of the community but for the good of MCG Corp. I know that corporations buy rights to the names of stadiums, but we cannot let MCG buy the rights of Augusta. Chris Rich, Augusta

State political leader and father fights the good fight
HERE WE go again. State Senate Majority leader Charles Walker's political career dates back more than 20 years, and there is simply not enough ink or paper to list every legislative accomplishment he has made to better the lives of Augustans, in particular, and Georgians, as a whole.

Urges boycott of NAACP
The NAACP is a racist and bigoted organization. The Confederate flag issue in South Carolina is a stupid issue pursued by a stupid organization. Harry Sellers, Hephzibah, Ga.

Local track will reopen on March 30

Craven secures top spot

Martin upsets Kafelnikov; Hewitt advances

Craven wins pole at Darlington, Park to start fourth

Stallions will open preseason training

Burton will start No. 1 in Busch race

Grappling takes athletes to another level

Gordon isn't losing sleep over slow start

Track owner gets win

Overtime

Grappling takes athletes to another level
For those who attended Dan Severn's Ultimate Grappling Seminar on Saturday afternoon at the Augusta State Athletic Complex discovered that there's more to "The Beast" than just animal instinct.

Local track will reopen on March 30
Bill "Catfish" Reese is gearing up for a grand reopening of Gordon Park Speedway.

Craven wins pole at Darlington, Park to start fourth
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Ricky Craven, who resurrected his career after his own head injury, spoiled Steve Park's comeback Friday by winning the pole for the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400.

Craven secures top spot
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Before Ricky Craven and Jeff Gordon pulled off pit road Friday during time trials for the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400, they focused on the-first turn wall with a huge sense of reverence.

Track owner gets win
AIKEN - There was plenty of parity in racing Saturday at the 60th annual running of the Aiken Trials. There were no multiple first-place winners for the trainers.

NASCAR notebook
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Jeff Burton led every lap in Saturday's DarlingtonRaceway.com 200 and even more impressive, he wasn't even challenged until the final lap.

Overtime
Winter Wars 2002, a mixed martial arts event, will be held today at the Augusta State University athletic complex.

Gordon isn't losing sleep over slow start
DARLINGTON, S.C. - There are 9,534 reasons why Jeff Gordon isn't worried about his slow start to the 2002 racing season.

Burton will start No. 1 in Busch race
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Jeff Burton doesn't make many appearances on the NASCAR Busch Series, but when he does, he makes them count.

Overtime
At Columbus, the Augusta State Jaguars lost both games of a doubleheader to Columbus State on Saturday after winning the opening game of the series Friday.

Martin upsets Kafelnikov; Hewitt advances
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Todd Martin, whose graying temples make him look older than his 31 years, shocked second-seeded Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7-6(5), 6-3 Friday to move into the Pacific Life Open semifinals.

Gobbler season opens Saturday
Despite a lingering drought and fickle fall weather last year, Georgia's spring gobbler season appears to be on track.

Outdoors calendar

Cooking wild
Jack Denton, a well-known outdoors writer, once recalled a quail hunt in Spain, where the scenery, the hunt - and the meal that followed - were spectacular. "The memory of it returns to me often, as does some poetry, some music and some recollections of a beautiful place." This is his favorite recipe:

Talking turkey
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - It is the language of love: a perpetual refrain of amorous admiration that echoes each spring throughout Southern swamps and forests.

Talking turkey

Outdoors calendar
TUESDAY: Salamanders, turtles and other wildlife from Savannah River Ecology Lab will be part of the Sierra Club's 7:30 p.m. program at the Unitarian Church, Walton Way Extension. Visitors welcome. 863-2324.

Gobbler season opens Saturday

Walker's come a long way
To say she had some big shoes to fill would be an understatement. But if you're going to use the cliche, think the feet of Frankenstein. Think Sasquatch. Or, if you like basketball analogies, think the size 22 boats of Shaquille O'Neal.

Pendleton goes from Mr. Mom to Braves hitting coach
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- For the past three years, Terry Pendleton was Mr. Mom.

Running back signs $28.5 million deal with Atlanta
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons added more speed to their backfield Friday, signing free agent running back Warrick Dunn to a six-year contract worth about $28.5 million.

Falcons' owner sells minority stake in team
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur M. Blank has agreed to sell 5 percent of the team to three investors, including former Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs.

Blank still hoping to make a run at Wolf
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- As his search for a general manager enters its seventh week, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank still has yet to make anyone a job offer.

'Gospel' to come to life at church
After presenting the Gospel of John word for word more than 100 times, two ideas stand out to veteran actor Brad Sherrill.

God's way is only one for self-centered cabbage heads
We are born into this world like cabbage heads, all wrapped up in ourselves.

Church helps Head Start program expand
After a long dry spell, an Augusta-area church is serving as a host site for a Head Start class.

Faith digest
Artist Gretchen Clasby, the creator of Sonshine Promises Limited Edition Collectibles, will sign her artwork from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Heavenly Resources Christian Bookstore, 1109 Knox Ave. in North Augusta. For more information, call (803) 442-9222.

Making melodies
A small light illuminated William Toole's hands as he sat at the keyboard, accompanying his voice students during a midwinter concert at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church.

Faith and fellowship calendar
Submit items for the Faith and Fellowship calendar in writing by noon Monday.

Has Arnie already made his last stand?

Stallions will open preseason training
Familiar faces and more competition on the line mark the beginning of the Augusta Stallions' third season.

Amateur astronomer discovers new comet
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. -- Amateur stargazer Doug Snyder had spent days scanning the skies with his 20-inch reflector telescope hoping to find something new when he happened upon "a little gray smudge."

Life or death? Treadmill test is an easy gauge
A person's peak exercise capacity as measured on a treadmill test is a more powerful predictor of how long someone will live than risk factors such as heart disease, high blood pressure or smoking, a study says.

Shaking subsides for man
Against the steady tick of a grandfather clock in the corner, Herman Pfadenhauer can close his eyes and summon a world of horse and buggy, of farmhouse privies and blocks of ice cut from the winter pond, covered in sawdust and stored in the summer warehouse.

Surgeon shortage possible
CHICAGO -- Doctors say general surgeons could wind up on the critical list if today's medical students continue to choose a comfortable lifestyle over grueling, unpredictable work hours.

Automakers experimenting with 'smart' vehicles
WASHINGTON -- The scene is familiar to anyone who has navigated a supermarket parking lot: A man gets into his car to leave and an absent-minded shopper abandons a cart behind him. The driver begins backing up.

Kidney damage possible from depleted uranium
LONDON -- A few soldiers - mainly Americans - might suffer kidney damage from depleted uranium munitions used in the Persian Gulf and Balkans conflicts if they swallowed or inhaled enough of the dust, according to a report published Tuesday.

Groups join to preserve river
CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. - You'd never imagine it, looking out from River Street at the tugboats and container ships chugging through its murky water, but the Savannah River is home to 108 species of fish.

Life before a webcam
A webcam, above a closed-circuit camera, showed a mare giving birth inside a barn.

Care and feeding of your troubled tummy
Considering that a bellyache's usual cause is overeating, it's fitting there's such a smorgasbord of indigestion and heartburn remedies from which to choose.

China's overuse of antibiotics breeding drug-resistant diseases
YANDIAN, China -- Most of the people who come to Dr. Wang Yuhua's unheated rural clinic in central China have minor complaints - runny noses, sore throats, maybe a fever.

AIDS vaccine at least a decade away
WASHINGTON -- Important unanswered questions remain in the development of a broadly effective AIDS vaccine, which could be a decade or more away, a top AIDS researcher said Friday.

New faces help Dogs' chances

Georgia advances with win over Murray State
CHICAGO -- Jarvis Hayes scored 20 of his career-high 31 points in the second half Friday night as Georgia overcame an early 14-point deficit to beat Murray State 85-68 in the East Regional.

New faces help Dogs' chances
CHICAGO - After Georgia lost to LSU in the first round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament, Jim Harrick looked anything like a coach concerned about his team.

Berthieu, Lady Monarchs bounce Bulldogs
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Lucienne Berthieu scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds Saturday, leading Old Dominion past Georgia 68-54 for a spot in the second round of the women's Mideast Regional.

Lady Gamecocks prevail
COLUMBIA - Teresa Geter made four late free throws as third-seeded South Carolina held off a late rally to beat Liberty 69-61 Saturday night in the NCAA tournament's East Regional.

Lady Gamecocks prevail

Candidate meets his match at Rattlesnake Roundup

Odds and ends

Greetings Mr. Dunlop-Tire

'The Fighting Whities' raise awareness of stereotypes

Life or death? Treadmill test is an easy gauge

Amateur astronomer discovers new comet

Groups join to preserve river

AIDS vaccine at least a decade away

Life before a webcam

Automakers experimenting with 'smart' vehicles

Care and feeding of your troubled tummy

Surgeon shortage possible

China's overuse of antibiotics breeding drug-resistant diseases

Kidney damage possible from depleted uranium

Making melodies

'Gospel' to come to life at church

Church helps Head Start program expand

Faith and fellowship calendar