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.

Lakeside, Evans capture victories with long balls

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

'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.

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

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

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

Closer catching up fast

Lockhart battles for spot on roster
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- This wouldn't be the first time somebody didn't realize what they had in Keith Lockhart.

Lockhart battles for spot on roster

Braves (ss) 6, Mets (ss) 5

Braves dodged bullet by re-signing Smoltz

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.

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.

Braves (ss) 6, Mets (ss) 5
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Al Leiter pitched four innings in his first game in 10 days and declared himself ready for opening day after the New York Mets' 6-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.

Braves notebook
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Darren Holmes gave up a home run to Houston third baseman Morgan Ensberg, the first hitter he had faced in 10 days, but wore a wide smile after Sunday's 8-6, 11-inning win over the Astros.

Braves (ss) 8, Astros 6, 11 innings
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Wilson Betemit went 4-of-5, including a two-run triple in the 11th inning that gave an Atlanta Braves split squad an 8-6 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday.

Braves notebook

Follow instructions carefully when an IRS letter arrives

Avoid either overselling or underselling qualifications
"OBJECTIVE: To be gainfully employed. I need a job."

Avoid either overselling or underselling qualifications

Fiscally frugal can dial around long-distance calls

Don't be taken by tax scams
The IRS reminds taxpayers not to fall victim to a variety of tax scams. These schemes take several shapes, ranging from promises of special tax refunds to illegal ways of "untaxing" yourself. If people think something may be unscrupulous, they can report suspected tax fraud to the IRS at 1-800-829-0433.

Certain rules apply in trust allocations

Pocket change

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.

Getting a trademark
I know you've seen that little "TM" in a circle indicating that a logo or series of words has been trademarked, but what you don't know is that t

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

Annual fund reports worth a look
NEW YORK - If you're like most investors, the annual reports you get from your mutual fund companies probably get little more than a glance before they end up in the trash.

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.

Business calendar

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.

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.

Recovery is uncertain for some businesses

I'm always counting on those imaginary dollars

On the move

Big-box shuffle

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

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.

Groups share risks, rewards of investment
AIKEN - With the most famous jewel in Aiken's Triple Crown, the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, on tap for Saturday, many people may be daydreaming about owning a prize racehorse of their own.

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

Economic upswing

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.

Business travel changes post-9-11

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.

Turnabout is fair play

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

Accent can hurt job seekers

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.

Annual fund reports worth a look

Pocket change
Employer Spotlight: GlaxoSmithKline PLC

Don't be taken by tax scams

Groups share risks, rewards of investment

Getting a trademark

Duke survives scare

Prince leads Wildcats to round of 16

Kent State turns Tide

NIT Glance

UCLA upsets Cincinnati

Duke 76, TCU 66

Big 3 leads Oregon past Wake Forest

Connecticut 77, North Carolina St. 74

Illinois 72, Creighton 60

Pittsburgh 63, California 50

News, notes from NCAA tournament sites

Texas 68, Mississippi State 64

Arizona wins in unfriendly territory

Repeal ridiculous law

A fairer jury system

Condon on the spot

Bobby Jones centennial

Lunch program fraud

Officeholders & taxes

For TV, March comes in like a programming lion
In our latest example of what a complicated little business television has become - a constantly changing complicated little business - we bring you the case of March: the new premiere season.

New Andy Richter show: Wild, wacky stuff -- really
This one definitely will be an acquired taste, but the creative, expectation-defying "Andy Richter Controls the Universe" deserves to be acquired by enough viewers to keep it on the air.

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

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.

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.

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.

ABC commits suicide while nation watches
Does ABC stand for All x'Bout Cancellations?

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.

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.

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

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.

March TV launches
In addition to Fox's "The American Embassy," NBC's "Colin Quinn Show" and FX's "The Shield," here are other new series debuting in March: Times are Eastern.

O'Malley wins Clearwater Classic by five strokes

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.

Dinner honors Jones' legacy
ATLANTA - Golf luminaries from around the world gathered Sunday night to pay tribute to Bobby Jones on the 100th anniversary of his birthday.

Local knowledge edge goes to USC Aiken

Woods begins his march to the Masters

Australia's Scott wins Qatar Masters

Ogle, U.S. Tour winner, retires at 37
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand -- Brett Ogle of Australia, a winner on the U.S., Australasian and PGA tours, announced his retirement Sunday.

Quigley, Forsman knocked out by caddie's good intention

Woods gets win at Bay Hill, again

Quigley edges Zoeller, Gilder for rainy Silicon Valley win

Teske dethrones Sorenstam in playoff

Palmer's grandson gets a round at Bay Hill

Dinner honors Jones' legacy

Woods begins his march to the Masters
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Tiger Woods began his march to the Masters with his first victory of the year, a four-shot margin at the Bay Hill Invitational that was secured by Phil Mickelson's blunders on the closing holes.

O'Malley wins Clearwater Classic by five strokes
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand -- Australia's Peter O'Malley won the Clearwater Classic on Sunday, shooting his fourth consecutive sub-70 round to finish at 17-under 271 and beat American Brad Ott by five strokes.

Quigley edges Zoeller, Gilder for rainy Silicon Valley win
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Dana Quigley made a 10-foot par putt on the final hole, holding off Fuzzy Zoeller and Bob Gilder on Sunday for a one-stroke victory at the rain-soaked Siebel Classic in Silicon Valley.

Woods gets win at Bay Hill, again
ORLANDO, Fla. - The 30th PGA Tour victory of Tiger Woods' short career came as so many of his others have. It was bursting at the seams with historic importance.

Australia's Scott wins Qatar Masters
DOHA, Qatar -- Adam Scott of Australia won the Qatar Masters by six strokes Sunday, closing with a 5-under-par 67 that included an eagle on a 634-yard hole.

Teske dethrones Sorenstam in playoff
PHOENIX -- Rachel Teske birdied the second playoff hole to beat defending champion Annika Sorenstam in the Ping Banner Health on Sunday.

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.

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

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.

Palmer's grandson gets a round at Bay Hill
ORLANDO, Fla. -- One of the biggest cheers on the first tee Sunday at the Bay Hill Invitational was for a player whose score didn't event count - the 14-year-old grandson of Arnold Palmer, invited to play as a marker with Peter Jacobsen.

Quigley, Forsman knocked out by caddie's good intention
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Dan Forsman's caddie was only trying to help when he stopped a ball from rolling into the bunker while Brett Quigley was taking a free drop. It wound up getting both players disqualified from the Bay Hill Invitational.

Golf capsules

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

South Carolina sues rest-stop demonstrators
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The state filed a lawsuit Monday to stop rest-stop demonstrations by the NAACP and a white pride group in a dispute over the Confederate flag.

Robbery suspect in custody
A bank robbery suspect was in custody this afternoon in connection with Saturday's holdup at the Wachovia Bank on Wheeler Road.

Augusta naming rights not for sale

Extending bar hours in downtown Augusta an awful idea

The prepaid funeral worked out for family

Do ministers benefit from race problem?

Barriers keep SRS reporter from getting to the truth

Graham just not cautious enough

Personal responsibility the key

Flag-waving white guy not going away

Disbelief over ministers' stance

Don't blame Delta for ASA, ComAir

Which Charles Walker are we talking about?

Switzerland has a wealth of Web info for travel planning

Oscar opinion could net movie merchandise

Home front

Church should acknowledge memorial donations in writing

Spiderman unmasked

Garden spot

ABC commits suicide while nation watches

InSpired

March TV launches

Arts calendar

New Andy Richter show: Wild, wacky stuff -- really

Lynx moving on up

Lynx notebook

Lynx road report

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

Lynx moving on up
MACON, Ga, - The Augusta Lynx entered the weekend holding their destiny in their own hands.

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

Augusta wins third straight

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

Police power sought to arrest illegals

Some Georgia farms walk on the wild side
DANIELSVILLE, Ga. - It's feeding time at Jere Hitchcock's ranch, and the livestock is eagerly parading to the spot where Mr. Hitchcock stands with a feed bucket.

News you can use
March 18, 1979 Green was the color of the day Friday as about 1,000 Irishmen marched through downtown Augusta in the city's first St. Patrick's Day parade in several years.

Soldiers must follow code

Spirit of the Games
Eddie Lyell didn't get to see much of the competition at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, but he experienced something that might have been even more memorable - the vitality of the American spirit in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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.

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.

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."

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

Illegals usually released
Two Columbia County residents - both in the United States illegally - stood before judges and were sentenced to jail in February.

Across the area

Police power sought to arrest illegals
AIKEN - South Carolina is among a group of states seeking to give local and state law enforcement the power to arrest illegal aliens.

Woman will not stay away

Lawmakers debate benefits of gas bill
ATLANTA - For low-income Georgians, the effects of Gov. Roy Barnes' natural gas bill are fairly easy to figure out.

Budget is focus of week

Budget is focus of week
ATLANTA - Spending decisions will top the agenda for the General Assembly this week as lawmakers resume work after a weeklong recess.

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.

News you can use

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.

Everybody's Irish

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.

Jockeying for the top spot

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -Authorities have found nearly $6,700 worth of stolen tools inside the garage of a Greenville County man who was shot to death in a Beaufort County storage unit last month.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is David R. Winsor of Belvedere.

Across Georgia
EAST POINT -Two people tried to rob members of a congregation during Sunday church services, authorities said. A woman was in custody, and police were searching for a man.

Across South Carolina

Across the southeast
SPRING LAKE, N.C. -In the past 19 months, Army Capt. David Donovan has made four resignation requests based, he says, on the fact that he's a bisexual.

Across the southeast

Across Georgia

Across South Carolina

Spirit of the Games

GBI lab gets infant for autopsy

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

Session focuses on loan by city

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.

Search for justice

Higher tag fee would aid EMS
AIKEN - Car owners would pay an extra dollar each year to help improve emergency medical services under a bill before the South Carolina Legislature.

Across Georgia

Lawmakers debate benefits of gas bill

Cruelty costs

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.

Tiny fish bones hold big clues

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

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.

Woman will not stay away
BEAUFORT, S.C. - Mary Peters might die in jail because she won't tell a judge what he wants to hear.

Measure requires parent approval to join activities

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

Subscriber of the day

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.

Rape cases on trial

South Carolina sues rest-stop demonstrators

Event pushes reading interest

Across the area
Two Wal-Mart security officers were injured Sunday at the Martinez store when a shoplifting suspect they were chasing hit them with a car, police said.

Across the area

Soldiers must follow code
George Price spends most of his time checking up on some of Uncle Sam's nephews.

Around town

Some Georgia farms walk on the wild side

Group is a partner with city

Subscriber of the day

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.

Higher tag fee would aid EMS

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

News you can use

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.

Around town

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

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.

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.

Mickelson's miscue paved Woods' way
ORLANDO, Fla. - The man worked for NASA, and he wanted Phil Mickelson to have the souvenir pin he'd worn during a space shuttle mission.

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

Pacers 85, Hawks 68

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.

Hornets sting the Suns

Pacers 85, Hawks 68
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana's improving defense was too much for the Atlanta Hawks.

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.

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

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

Texas 68, Mississippi State 64
DALLAS -- Deginald Erskin helped Texas start superbly. Then he - and the Longhorns - disappeared for most of the second half.

UCLA upsets Cincinnati
PITTSBURGH -- Don't be fooled by UCLA's seed, record or inconsistent regular season. Once it's tournament time, nobody plays like the Bruins.

Connecticut 77, North Carolina St. 74
WASHINGTON -- Caron Butler was nearly perfect, and that was just enough for Connecticut to move on in the NCAA tournament.

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.

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

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 76, TCU 66
DURHAM, N.C. -- Alana Beard had 24 points and 11 rebounds, while Monique Currie added 22 as top-seeded Duke beat eighth-seeded Texas Christian 76-66 in second round of the East Regional on Sunday.

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.

Prince leads Wildcats to round of 16
ST. LOUIS -- The route for a repeat trip to the third round of the NCAA tournament was simple for Kentucky: Get the ball to Tayshaun Prince.

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

Illinois 72, Creighton 60
CHICAGO -- Frank Williams can be maddeningly indifferent, blending into the background as if he's just another player. Or he can put on a dazzling display that leaves opponents shaking their heads in a mixture of dismay and awe.

NIT Glance
Here is an overview of the National Invitational Tournament.

Penn St. 96, Florida International 79
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Kelly Mazzante scored 32 points, breaking a 17-year-old Big Ten single-season scoring record, to lead Penn State to a 96-79 victory Sunday night over Florida International in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Pittsburgh 63, California 50
PITTSBURGH -- There's no 'D' in Pittsburgh, but try telling that to California's can't-score Golden Bears.

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

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

Mrs. Joann Smith    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest Sunday,March 17, 2002, at the Beverly Manor Nursing Home, Mrs. Joann Smith, a heart transplant recipient of Mossey Cup Ct., Hephzibah. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are he

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. Gladys Dreyfus    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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. James Trowbridge    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cullen Hunter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Broadus Cullen Hunter, of Milledgeville Road, died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m., today, March 18, 2002, at Hillcrest Memorial Park with the Rev.

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. John Manello    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Shirley Hattaway    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Inez Garrett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, March 16, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia. Mrs. In

Featured obituary: Mrs. Frances Diver Ponder
Jack Diver said those who knew his sister Frances Diver Ponder knew she never talked about two things: her good deeds for others and her "secret" job for the military.

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

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. Robert Sterlings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA,

Mrs. Josephine Ruckie    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie J. Harrison    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, March 16, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia. Mr. Jessie J. Harrison of DeWitt Street. Funeral ser

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

Mr. John Manello    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUG

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

Mrs. Marian Logan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Lucile Phelps    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Lucile Smith Phelps of Greensboro, died March 16, 2002. Funeral services are Monday, March 18, 2002 at 2 p.m.

Mrs. Lois Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Ponder    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley Hattaway    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louella Poole    (LYONS, Ga.)
LYONS, Ga. - Mrs. Louella Kight Poole, 89, of Lyons, died Saturday, March 16, 2002, in Vidalia. Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Monday, March 18, 2002, at Murchison Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Phillips and Rev. Bill Stone officiating. Burial will be

Mr. Curtis Turner    (RALEIGH, N.C.)

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

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.

Mr. J.C. Raley    (JEWELL, Ga.)
JEWELL, Ga. - Mr. J.C. Raley, 86, of Jewell, entered into rest March 17, 2002, at the Gibson Rest Home. He was the husband of the late Inez Atkins

Mrs. Josephine Ruckie    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Louise Norris (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Malene Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Douglas Smiley Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Ruckie (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie J. Harrison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. J.C. Raley (JEWELL, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Starlings (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. John Manello (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Henry Moss (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Garrett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mabel Burt (EDGEFIELD, S.C)

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

Mrs. Frances Ponder (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Cullen Hunter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Manello (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Featured obituary: Mrs. Frances Diver Ponder

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

Mrs. Lucile Phelps (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Ruckie (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Sterlings (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Joann Smith (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Logan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley Hattaway (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Dreyfus (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley Hattaway (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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.

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.

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.

Lunch program fraud
Just one of the ways that federal education dollars are mismanaged is through the federally subsidized school lunch programs run by the Agriculture Department.

Graham just not cautious enough
I recently read columnist Cal Thomas' defense of the Rev. Billy Graham's comments on the 1972 Richard Nixon tape (Chronicle, March 6). Lindsey Howard, Grovetown, Ga.

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.

Barriers keep SRS reporter from getting to the truth
In defense of your staff writer, Brandon Haddock ("Anti-nuclear groups should be identified, too," March 6 letter to the editor by Lee Howell), Mr. Haddock seems caught in the middle of two forces concerning the future of Savannah River Site. Harry Myers, Augusta

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

Don't blame Delta for ASA, ComAir
Delta isn't to blame for the "bruising" Augusta is taking. In your own editorial on March 6 ("Delta-style 'service"'), you refer to Atlantic Southeast Airlines as the problem. Bettina Ruckelshaus, Aiken, S.C.

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.

Flag-waving white guy not going away
I find it interesting that when those of us who are not ashamed of who we are (you know, white Southerners who honor their dead ancestors) decide to also exercise our right of peaceful demonstration, we are evil racists in an evil racist state. Clark Williams, Watkinsville, Ga.

Extending bar hours in downtown Augusta an awful idea
Anyone who strolls through Augusta's downtown business district can see the progress made in recent years. The hard work of elected officials, civic leaders, merchants and others is taking root. Sonny Pittman, Augusta

The prepaid funeral worked out for family
This is in response to your article on March 10 on prepaid funerals, ("A family business," Page 1D). Cliff H. McKie, Augusta

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

Which Charles Walker are we talking about?
It is unbelievable to me that so many people, like J.S. Wright in his March 13 letter, are asleep at the switch. Henry Jongma, Augusta

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

Condon on the spot
Partisan politicking is usually all "spin," but occasionally a partisan comes up with a useful kernel of truth. And so it is with state Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian's criticism of GOP Attorney General Charlie Condon's plan to file suit against the NAACP's economic boycott of South Carolina.

Repeal ridiculous law
South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges, along with state House and Senate leaders, are urging North Carolina leaders to repeal a law that makes it illegal for residents to hold lottery tickets bought in other states.

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

Gordon isn't losing sleep over slow start

Marlin's patience provides 2nd win

Track owner gets win

Stallions will open preseason training

Overtime

Local track will reopen on March 30

Darlington takes its toll

Grappling takes athletes to another level

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.

Marlin's patience provides 2nd win
DARLINGTON, S.C. - Sterling Marlin was not in a hurry to win Sunday's Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 at the Darlington Raceway.

Darlington takes its toll
DARLINGTON, S.C. - It didn't take long for the Darlington Raceway to live up to its treacherous reputation.

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

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.

Overtime
Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden will be the featured speaker at the annual Boys & Girls Club Steak & Burger Dinner tonight.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Has Arnie already made his last stand?

Mickelson's miscue paved Woods' way

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

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.

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.

A color laser printer that's a true heavyweight
Let me start by saying I'm not your typical, muscle-bound male animal. In fact, I could have posed as the poster boy for 90-pound weaklings when I was a kid. But, I feel that even my more muscular counterparts would have been unable to handle the daunting task that faced me a few weeks ago.

'Virtual patients' to speed drug development
WASHINGTON -- Bill and Allen both have asthma, but scientists ran into a problem when testing a highly touted experimental drug on them: The drug flunked. It didn't help Allen breathe better, and Bill had a weird reaction that called into question the drug's entire foundation.

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.

Combat boating is flawed, fun
On paper, "Blood Wake" sounds like solid gold.

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.

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.

CD rewriter dances three ways
Micro Solutions of De Kalb, Ill., has an external CD rewriter. It's worth a look for households and small businesses that want to make CDs from multiple desktop and notebook PCs with different configurations.

Reader queries
Reader mail fills the box: Let's dive in.

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.

CBS' Fogler apologizes for profane remarks

CBS' Fogler apologizes for profane remarks
CHICAGO - CBS broadcaster Eddie Fogler, a former coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks, apologized to the father of Georgia players Jarvis and Jonas Hayes after scrawling profane remarks on a telestrator during the Bulldogs' second-round loss to Southern Illinois on Sunday.

Southern Illinois upsets Georgia
CHICAGO -- Nearly blown out, Southern Illinois changed course in a hurry. Now it's headed to the round of 16 after the school's biggest victory since the days of Walt Frazier.

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.

Southern Illinois upsets Georgia

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.

Southern Illinois upsets Bulldogs

New faces help Dogs' chances

Southern Illinois upsets Bulldogs
CHICAGO - Georgia held a 19-point lead just 11:30 into Sunday's second-round NCAA Tournament game with Southern Illinois.

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.

South Carolina 9, Mississippi State 6
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Drew Meyer hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning and Yaron Peters had a solo homer in the sixth as South Carolina defeated Mississippi State 9-6 on Sunday.

Lady Gamecocks prevail

South Carolina 9, Mississippi State 6

Lady Gamecocks look to improve on shaky performance
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina and Cincinnati have the same goal for Monday's second round NCAA tournament game. They both want to play better than they did in their openers Saturday.

Odds and ends

Greetings Mr. Dunlop-Tire

Candidate meets his match at Rattlesnake Roundup

'The Fighting Whities' raise awareness of stereotypes

China's overuse of antibiotics breeding drug-resistant diseases

Care and feeding of your troubled tummy

Kidney damage possible from depleted uranium

Reader queries

Automakers experimenting with 'smart' vehicles

Life or death? Treadmill test is an easy gauge

CD rewriter dances three ways

Combat boating is flawed, fun

'Virtual patients' to speed drug development