Knights get past Panthers

Freshman lead Paine past Clark Atlanta
Paine's baseball team starts three freshman - Carlos Cahee, Brandon Hollis and Starling Odoms - but Lions' shortstop Michael Reeves isn't at all surprised with what they've done this season.

USC Aiken tops USC Spartanburg

Knights get past Panthers
The Evans baseball team had more important things to worry about once Friday's game against Lakeside was complete - a 5-1 victory for the Knights.

Freshman lead Paine past Clark Atlanta

USC Aiken tops USC Spartanburg
USC Aiken scored three runs in the top of the tenth and Kyle Langley andTavis Cummings each had three hits as the Pacers defeated USC Spartanburg 11-8 in Peach Belt Conference play Friday night.

Former senator was enigma in public life

Maddux not phased by bad game

Maddux and Glavine head into 10th year together

Andruw Jones hopes to put disappointing season behind him

Maddux not phased by bad game
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - The polite thing would be to say that Greg Maddux wasn't on top of his game.

Indians top Braves

Blanco happy to be behind the plate
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Less than 48 hours after he left the Arizona desert, Henry Blanco was squatting behind home plate on a typically glorious afternoon catching Greg Maddux.

Andruw Jones hopes to put disappointing season behind him
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Andruw Jones managed a remarkable feat last season.

Indians top Braves
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- Greg Maddux hasn't had many outings like this one.

Blanco happy to be behind the plate

Maddux and Glavine head into 10th year together
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine treat the occasion with typical irreverence.

Braves notebook
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -Bobby Cox continued preparations Saturday to start the season without second baseman Marcus Giles, who underwent hemorrhoid surgery Thursday.

Safety first

A gift is not always a free
If you give any one person gifts valued at more than $10,000 in 2001, it is necessary to report the total gift to the Internal Revenue Service. You may even have to pay tax on the gift. For 2002, the amount rises to $11,000.

Pocket change

Safety first
Local government installations and agencies have spent millions upgrading security in the past six months, but most private businesses have made only modest changes since Sept. 11.

Fund families shift to loads

On the move
Master Pontiac Buick GMC on Washington Road has expanded and reorganized. It announced the following appointments: William Schafer Jr., dealer and CFO; William Schafer III, executive manager; John Chambers, new vehicle sales manager; Philip Hawkins, used vehicle sales manager; Shane Corum, assistant used vehicle sales manager; David Scott, business manager; and Bernard Hughes, Internet, commercial and fleet sales manager.

Asset funds offer simplicity

Nonworking parents can get Social Security
Q: My wife moved here from overseas, and hasn't worked enough to qualify for Social Security retirement payments. Since she's raising our children and might not work again for a long time, will she be eligible for government retirement programs?

Business calendar

Asset funds offer simplicity
Mutual fund companies have developed "asset allocation funds" that are great for the investors who do not have sufficient funds to invest in five or six different funds to attain a balanced portfolio.

Tax time means problems, benefits for the unemployed
WASHINGTON -- As unfair as it might seem, unemployment benefits are subject to federal taxes. But many expenses of looking for a job are tax deductible, as are the costs of relocating for a new job.

Keeping things rolling
For Phil Tralies, taking the top job at Club Car was like taking the baton from a world-class sprinter.

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: SITEL Corp.

Business calendar
Monday-Friday: Grand Opening, SouthTrust Bank, 3535 Wheeler Road.

Customer retention needed in many 'businesses'
If the criminal justice system were a business, it would be bankrupt. That's because it is a spectacular failure when it comes to retaining its best customers.

Fund families shift to loads
NEW YORK - There's no doubt that mutual fund investors, discouraged by the stock market's two consecutive years of decline, don't feel as bold about selecting investments as they did during the bull market. They're increasingly seeking the advice of advisers and brokers.

Venture earns tax credits

Neatness can help to avoid an audit
NEW YORK - The thought looms for many small business owners at tax time, as they're trying to whittle away at the amount they'll have to pay the government.

Tax time means problems, benefits for the unemployed

Venture earns tax credits
A year ago, John and Sandy Whitehouse were a year away from retirement. But the value of their stock market investments dropped about 35 percent after Sept. 11, and the couple has spent the past six months re-evaluating.

Business briefs

Nonworking parents can get Social Security

U.S. sets duties on lumber

Keeping things rolling

Business briefs
NEW YORK - A profit warning from McDonald's pulled stock prices lower Friday while investors were still smarting from fears of rising interest rates.

A gift is not always a free

U.S. sets duties on lumber
The duties can't be imposed until May, when the U.S. International Trade Commission determines whether American lumber interests have been harmed by the Canadians.

Customer retention needed in many 'businesses'

Neatness can help to avoid an audit

On the move

Clemson baseball blanks Maine

Clemson baseball blanks Maine
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Michael Johnson, Chad Coder and Collin Mahoney all hit three-run homers to lead Clemson in a 13-0 win over Maine on Friday night.

Connecticut ends Southern Illinois's advance

BYU looks for home-court edge

Temple tops Villanova

Oregon beats Texas

Indiana's Davis wary of Kent State

Indiana ends Kent State's run

Women's basketball roundup

Oklahoma rolls into final four with win

A bill worth watching

Meaner than a mad dog

SRS' perilous delay

Fixing deregulation

Arts calendar
SACRED HEART GARDEN FESTIVAL: 10th-annual fund-raiser for Sacred Heart Cultural Center; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; live butterfly exhibit, tours of six private gardens noon to 5 p.m., lectures, demonstrations, vendor plant and supply sales, $10, garden tour with $20 ticket only; 826-4700.

Hair today; gone tomorrow
On sunny days, Terry Phillips wears a cap - not to shield his eyes, but to shade his head.

Web can provide what you need to know to visit Grand Canyon
What, you haven't been to the Grand Canyon yet?

Wedding coordinator was out of line with instructions
Dear Carson: My question concerns a recent wedding in which the mother of a friend of the bride acted as the wedding coordinator.

Home front
Until now, devotees of Russel Wright dinnerware had to rely on yard sales, retro shops and cyber auctions to find the prized mid-century creations.

Spring lamb is a tasty alternative to beef
Spring lamb is in some ways an antiquated term.

Berry, Smith, Washington hope to expand short list of black Oscar winners
LOS ANGELES -- Halle Berry hopes this year's three Academy Award nominations for black actors will be a source of optimism for minorities. Denzel Washington just figures academy voters went for the actors they felt turned in the best performances.

Prognosticating Oscar has become daunting
Predicting whom Oscar will ride home with at the end of his big evening is, at best, an uncertain science.

Stepping back in time
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Down the road a ways, just off U.S. Highway 78, there's a pie-shaped lot and a little white house where Walter and Sharon Turner live.

Jackets sting Bulldogs
ATLANTA - Jason Perry went 4-for-5 with four RBI and Kyle Bakker pitched seven strong innings to lead Georgia Tech (17-3) to a 9-3 victory over Gardner-Webb (13-10) on Saturday

Jackets sting Bulldogs

Ex-Gamecock makes charge

Inkster grabs halfway lead in Tucson

Ex-Gamecock makes charge
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Someone reminded Players Championship leader Carl Paulson that this week's winner will earn an invitation to next month's Masters Tournament, as if he didn't already have enough on his mind.

Inkster grabs halfway lead in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Juli Inkster shot out of the pack with an 8-under-par 64 Friday, good for a three-shot lead over Dorothy Delasin and Nancy Scranton in the Welch's-Circle K Championship.

Phil the Thrill in contention again

Golf notebook
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- John Daly gripped it and ripped it - and then he tossed it in the lake.

Augusta State storms to 4-shot Schenkel lead
STATESBORO, Ga. - Augusta State jumped out to a four-stroke lead after two rounds Saturday in the Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational at Forest Heights Country Club.

Golf notebook

Paulson leads at Players Championship
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - "Why not?"

Phil the Thrill in contention again
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Phil Mickelson knows only one style of golf - create shots, attack pins and live with the consequences.

Jags' Seawell tries to find team cohesion
STATESBORO, Ga. - Augusta State golf coach Jay Seawell promised a porterhouse steak to anyone among his five Jaguars if they reached the green on the par-5 18th hole in two shots.

Aiken's Grant helps North

Martin, Bowman earn state awards

Thrashers beat Rangers

Thrashers beat Rangers
NEW YORK -- Frederic Cassivi stopped 33 shots in his first NHL start, and Tony Hrkac scored a pair of goals Friday night to lead the Atlanta Thrashers to a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers.

Thrashers recall goalie Fankhouser
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers recalled goalie Scott Fankhouser from Hershey of the AHL under emergency conditions Friday.

Thrashers recall goalie Fankhouser

Former senator was enigma in public life
I can explain rear-wheel drive, Kant's categorical imperative and the infield fly rule.

MOX foe 'incredibly Naive'

MOX best way to handle plutonium

Much has changed in race relations

Cops ignore slow left-lane drivers

Aiken lockup worse than in Cuba

Urges Georgia agree to 6-lane expressway extension

Web can provide what you need to know to visit Grand Canyon

Arts calendar

Spring lamb is a tasty alternative to beef

Stepping back in time

Berry, Smith, Washington hope to expand short list of black Oscar winners

Prognosticating Oscar has become daunting

Home front

Hair today; gone tomorrow

Lynx road report
Today: vs. Pee Dee Pride, Florence Civic Center, 2:30 p.m.

Game report
Star of the game: Goalie Zac Bierk kept the Lynx in the game, recording 34 saves in a losing effort.

Lynx road report
Today: vs. Greenville Grrrowl, Bi-Lo Center, 7:05 p.m.

Lynx lose second straight

Lynx notebook

Lynx road report

Game report

Lynx notebook
After months of speculation, it appears a new professional hockey league targeting several Southeastern cities is about to become a reality.

Loss puts end to Lynx' streak

Loss puts end to Lynx' streak
They played miserably in the second period, when they were outshot 20-0, and yet the Augusta Lynx somehow were in position to steal another victory.

Lynx road report

Lynx lose second straight
GREENVILLE, S.C. - An alarming trend is developing for the Augusta Lynx, and their timing couldn't be worse.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -Sheriff's deputies say they have issued murder warrants for the mother of a 13-year-old boy beaten to death and her boyfriend.

Weather helps make track 'almost perfect'

Floral festival
Emmie Ward and Phyllis Strozier pick out some free roses, courtesy of Rio Roses, during Sacred Heart Cultural Center's annual garden festival in Augusta. The festival Saturday included a live butterfly exhibit and many vendors and demonstrations.

Across Georgia

Failing the Standard

Across South Carolina

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

Savannah mayor joins race for new district
The filing deadline for the Aug. 20 primary is June 21.

Horses and high fashion
AIKEN - The sound of the bugle Saturday called horses at the 36th Aiken Steeplechase to the post and pulled spectators from their tailgating to watch.

Man pleads not guilty to battery
Mark T. Harris, a University of Georgia fraternity member charged with the battery of a Hispanic student pleaded innocent to the misdemeanor charge in Clarke County State Court.

Folkston church fire ruled arson

Deadline for bills is nigh

Bet on horses getting odd names
AIKEN - Newcomers to today's Aiken Spring Steeplechase will notice something on first glance at their race programs.

Residents provide help in drug bust
Three people were being held Friday at the Edgefield County Detention Center in connection with the manufacture and distribution of drugs in a historic area off U.S. Highway 25.

Police will use dogs to search
Searchers found T-shirts, shoes and discarded bubble wrap with what might be a bloodstain Saturday, but none of it brought police any closer to finding 86-year-old Mary Alice Dixon.

LeBlanc is taken back in custody
Aaron LeBlanc will appear before a judge in Gastonia, N.C., who will determine what bond will be reset on his charge of first-degree rape.

News you can use
MARCH 24, 1935 Establishment of an aviation ground school in Augusta in the near future was seen likely yesterday when it became know the Georgia Emergency Relief Administration contemplates such a move here as part of a statewide air training program.

Black youths have higher death rate on streets
Local roads pose a greater danger to black children than to any other racial group, a new study shows.

Child-support guidelines proceed slowly in House
ATLANTA - When Tom Scardino, of Savannah, got divorced in 1999, his wife gained primary custody of their two preteen sons.

High school students learn calculus from afar
Three Lakeside High School students are in Gerald Thompson's Calculus III class at Augusta State University.

Home-schooler wins 'Sthene' sends girl to nationals

Failing the Standard
Local school systems could be forced to pay for transportation to move some pupils to better schools.

Minibottles debated

Hopes dim as search continues
Police will continue searching today for a missing New Ellenton woman who has Alzheimer's disease.

Across South Carolina

Subscriber of the day

Folkston church fire ruled arson
FOLKSTON, Ga. - A fire that caused $50,000 in damage to a black church in Folkston this week has been ruled an arson by state fire investigators.

Sheriff discusses morale, rape case
This week The Augusta Chronicle began a series of weekly online discussions with local leaders.

Georgia poultry company searched in terror probe
GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Federal agents were searching for ties to terrorist funding when they searched a Gainesville poultry plant and other businesses and homes in northern Virginia.

Charges weighed for dog owner
AIKEN - More severe charges could be in store for the Aiken County woman accused of keeping more than 180 dogs in squalid conditions on her property near Salley.

Across Georgia
MARIETTA -A 17-year-old Marietta High School student accused of raping a girl in a boys' restroom in the school has been released on bond.

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

Simple as A,B,C
A hush greeted 10-year-old Joe Shepherd as he calmly stepped to the microphone Saturday morning.

Bus tour shares stories of Savannah's black past

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Julia Nevedale of North Augusta.

Minibottle opposition advances

Across the Southeast
MORGAN CITY, La. -A helicopter crashed and sank Saturday after its landing gear caught on the handrail of an oil rig off the Louisiana coast.

Breeders gives tips on puppy selection

Bus tour shares stories of Savannah's black past
The tree-lined streets and squares of Savannah look different from the window of the black history tour bus.

News you can use

Deadline for bills is nigh
ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes may not portray the image of a sprinter, but he surprised opponents last week with his speed in pushing a bill to end predatory-lending practices.

Across the area

Subscriber of the day

Former city police officer found guilty

Hopes dim as search continues

Child-support guidelines proceed slowly in House

Residents provide help in drug bust

Minibottle opposition advances
AIKEN - If $8.50 sounds a little high for a White Russian, and the drink is a little stiff, that's because it's being served in South Carolina.

Savannah mayor joins race for new district

Police will use dogs to search

Across the area

Weather helps make track 'almost perfect'
AIKEN - Organizers for today's Aiken Spring Steeplechase said Friday the recent weather has been just the way they like it: The rain came early, then left town.

LeBlanc is taken back in custody

Former city police officer found guilty
SAVANNAH - Joseph Quenga's sobbing daughters cried out, "Daddy, I love you" as the former Savannah police officer was led from the courtroom to begin a 15-year prison sentence.

Minibottles debated
AIKEN - If $8.50 sounds a little high for a White Russian, and the drink is a little stiff, that's because it's being served in South Carolina.

Across the area
The driver in a deadly accident on Banks Mill Road two weeks ago was charged Friday with felony driving under the influence.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Juanita Nix of Belvedere.

Across South Carolina
YORK - A 12-year-old girl has been shot to death, and deputies have arrested a 14-year-old boy living in the same home.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Weekend bus service will come to a halt in some parts of metro Atlanta today.

Breeders gives tips on puppy selection
AIKEN - Virginia Dingfelder's phone rings off the hook some days.

Floral festival

Across the area
A 6-month-old Augusta girl remained in critical condition at the Medical College of Georgia's Children's Medical Center on Saturday. Her mother has been charged with abusing her.

Simple as A,B,C

Home-schooler wins 'Sthene' sends girl to nationals
ATLANTA - The word 13-year-old Heather Buzzard had to spell correctly to win the Georgia State Spelling Bee on Friday is so obscure, it's not even in the dictionary.

First-time winner could emerge
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - After a restless night sleeping and a long day of waiting, Carl Paulson and Craig Perks won't have to search very far for inspiration.

Mickelson refuses to play it safe
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Phil Mickelson came off the Stadium Course at Sawgrass on Friday and into the interview room like a juiced up Titleist Pro-V1 ricocheting off a cart path into a thicket of trees.

Abdur-Rahim misses Hawks game to attend son's birth
ATLANTA -- Shareef Abdur-Rahim missed the Atlanta Hawks' game with the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night because he was in Berkeley, Calif., for the birth of his son.

Terry scores 23, Hawks win
Hawks 112, Bulls 96

Carter to have knee surgery, miss rest of regular season
TORONTO -- Vince Carter will have surgery on his left knee next week and will miss the rest of the regular season for a Toronto Raptors' team almost certain to miss the playoffs.

Abdur-Rahim misses Hawks game to attend son's birth

Terry scores 23, Hawks win

Carter to have knee surgery, miss rest of regular season

Indiana's Davis wary of Kent State
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Let others ignore Kent State and think an easy game awaits. Indiana coach Mike Davis wanted no part of the Golden Flashes all along.

Oklahoma rolls into final four with win
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson is going to another Final Four - only this time, he won't have to go alone.

Temple tops Villanova
PHILADELPHIA -- David Hawkins scored 16 points, and Alex Wesby and Kevin Lyde each added 12, leading Temple over Villanova 63-57 Friday night for a spot in the NIT semifinals.

Connecticut ends Southern Illinois's advance
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Connecticut ended Southern Illinois' magical march through the NCAA tournament.

Women's basketball roundup
Connecticut faced its toughest test of the NCAA tournament, and still won easily.

Oregon beats Texas
MADISON, Wis. -- Texas held Oregon's Freddie Jones in check until the game was on the line.

BYU looks for home-court edge
AMES, Iowa - With two victories already at Iowa State's Hilton Coliseum, Brigham Young might be the closest thing to a home team in the women's NCAA Midwest Regional.

Indiana ends Kent State's run
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Indiana is back in the Final Four thanks to nearly unprecedented 3-point shooting.

Top-seeded Kansas beats Illinois
MADISON, Wis. -- Kansas held Frank Williams in check this time. With three freshmen leading the way, the top-seeded Jayhawks beat Illinois 73-69 Friday night in the Midwest Regional semifinals, reversing the result of the teams' meeting in last year's NCAA tournament round of 16.

NFL roundup: Chavous signs with Minnesota

Ms. Carol Favro    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Tom Tate    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Boatright    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Maggie Loucinda Odom Boatright died Wednesday, March 20, 2002. Funeral services are Sunday, March 24, 2002, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist

Ms. Lucy Berry    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
NORWOOD, Ga. - Funeral services

Mrs. Vera Johnson    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mrs. Vera Owens Johnson, 81, widow of Joseph C. Johnson, died Saturday, in the Barnwell County Hospital. Funeral services will be

Mrs. Carrie Beach    (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Carrie Wade Beach died Thursday, March 21, 2002, in Philadelphia, Pa. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 26,

Mrs. Nina Cobb    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Nina Smith Cobb, age 87, of Paul Cobb Road in Bartow died Friday morning, March 22, in th

Mrs. Geraldine Andrews    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Geraldine ÒJerry Ò Brooks Andrews, 65, entered into rest on Wednesday, March 20,2002. Funeral services will be today at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Hatcher Funera

Mr. Joseph Berry    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest on Saturday, Mr. Joseph L. Berry, of the Groves, North Augusta. Surviving are three sisters, Carolyn Hartsoe of Lexington, B

Mrs. Dorothy Young    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ena Morris    (ROCKLEDGE, Fla.)

Mr. Alvin Wylds    (SAVANNAH, Ga.)
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at Candler Hospital, Savannah. Mr. Alvin Thomas Wylds, 81, of Savannah, husband of Mrs. Ilene Torkelson Wyl

Mr. Donald Disher Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ashley Williams    (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Funeral services for Mr. Ashley Williams who died March 17, 2002

Mrs. Alice Evans    (BEAUFORT, S.C.)
BEAUFORT, S.C. - Alice Joyce Evans, 68, widow of William J. Evans, died Tuesday,

Mr. Robert Wilkinson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mr. Robert J. Wilkinson, entered into rest Tuesday, March 19, 2002. Graveside funeral services will be

Mrs. Dorothy Byce    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest March 20, 2002, at the residence, Mrs. Dorothy Louise Jackson Byce, age 74. A graveside service wil

Ms. Dorothy Webb    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, March 18, 2002, at the University Hospital. Ms. Dorothy Webb of Belmont Avenue. Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 23, 2002, at

Featured obituary: Mrs. Dorothy Young
Dorothy Young is remembered as being a fun-loving person. In reflecting on her fellow church member, Bobbie Stevens said the woman affectionately called "Dodie" was "a joy to be around."

Mr. Patrick Walls    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, March 21, 2002, at University Hospital after a long illness, Mr. Patrick Samuel Walls, 57, beloved husband of Mrs. Melissa "Mickey" Newman Walls of Riverfront Drive. Funeral services will be held at 11

Mrs. Dorothy Young    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Tom Tate    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, M

Mr. Clarence Rushton    (VAUCLUSE, S.C.)
VAUCLUSE, S.C. - Answered Gods ca

Mr. Robert Stephens    (WRENS, Ga.)
WRENS, Ga. - Mr. Robert "Honk"

Mr. James Line    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Mr. James "Bob" Line, 66, beloved husband of Mrs. Bess D. Line, entered into rest on Saturday, March

Mrs. Joan Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Raymond Hall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donnie Rowe    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James Gable    (McCORMICK, S.C.)
McCORMICK, S.C. - James Press "Buddy" Gable, 77, husband of Annie Lee Collins Gable, died March 21, 2002. Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m., Sunday at Bethany Baptist Church with Rev. C.B. Love

Mrs. Laura Reeves    (DEARING, Ga.)
DEARING, Ga. - Entered

Mr. Willie Evans    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Willie Edward Evans of Sandersville, Georgia, died Tuesday mor

Mr. Taylor Ramsey    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. Taylor "Tate" Ramsey, 94, of Ramsey Drive, Lincolnton, died Friday morning, March 22, 2002. Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 24, 2002, 4 p.m., at the Pleasant Grove Christian Methodist Episcopal Church with R

Mr. Donald Disher Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest at the Medical College of Georgia, Mr. Donald Ray Disher, Jr., 21, o

Mrs. Delores Perdue    (YAKIMA, Wash.)
YAKIMA, Wash. - Delores L. Perdue, 72, of Yakima, born March 24, 1929, passed away March 18, 2002. Mrs. Perdue was a resident of the Augusta area for many years where she was employed by the Radio Cab Company

Mr. Ricky Bynes    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Funeral services for Mr. Ricky Bynes who died March 14, 2002, will be 3 p.m., Sunday at Ph

Ms. Anna Pelfrey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eloise Brand    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James Parrish    (FERNLEY, Nev.)
FERNLEY, Nev. - Retired Navy Chief Petty Officer James Harold Parrish, age 80, passed away March 20, 2002, at St. Marys Regional Medical Center. He was born in Augusta, Ga., on J

Mrs. Maggie Bess    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Pacine    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Helen S. Pacine, 91, wife of the late Mr. Peter Pacine, died Thursday, March 21, 2002. A memorial service will be held a later date at St. Johns United Church of Christ, St. Cla

Mrs. Mattie Bradshaw    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances OConnell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest at McDufffie Regional Medical Center on March 21, 2002, Mrs. Frances Davis OConnell, wife of the late Mr. D.B. "Pat" OConnell of Martinez, Ga. Mrs.

Mr. Plemon Ansley    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Plemon Ansley, 80, beloved husband of Mrs. Lillie Ansley of Jeanette Street, died Saturday, March 23, 2

Mrs. Ena Morris    (ROCKLEDGE, Fla.)

Mr. Lewis Thompson    (ROME, Ga.)
ROME, Ga. - Mr. Lewis Owens Thompson, of Horseleg Creek Road, Rome, died Friday, March 8, 2002, in Rome. The eldest son of Algernon Lewis Thompson and E

Chris Moore Jr.    (PERKINS, Ga.)
PERKINS, Ga. - Chris Moore Jr., four month old son of Chris and Elisa Moore of Perkins died Wednesday. Funeral Services and burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22 at the Green Fork Baptist Church. Other Survivors include

Mr. Robert Stephens Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Saturday, March 23, 2002, in the University Hospital, Mr. Robert W. Stephens Sr. of Kent Street. He was a member of First Mount Moriah Baptist

Mr. Hosea Jones    (TIGNALL, Ga.)
TIGNALL, Ga. - Mr. Hosea Jones of Jefferson Street, Tignall, Ga., died March 20, 2002. Funeral services will be Sunday, March 24, 2002, at 3 p.m. at Dole Branch Baptist Chu

Mrs. Mary Overman    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -

Mr. Lucious Johnson    (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)
CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Lucious Johnson, age 88, of Warrenton Road, died Thursday, March 21, 2002 in Greensboro,

Mr. Floyd McCall Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Floyd A. McCall, Sr., 59, of McCall Lane, died March 3, 2002. A memorial service will be held at Clearwater Branch Bapti

Mrs. Mollie Hunt    (SPARTA, Ga.)
SPARTA, Ga. - Ingram Brothers Funeral Home announces the death and funeral of Mrs. Mollie F. Hunt, Dixie Street, Sparta, Ga. 31087. Mrs. Hunt pa

Mr. Hilton Landing    (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN, Ga. - Mr. Hilton Landing, 92, died Saturday, March 23, 2002. He was born in Jenkins County and a retired truck driver. Graveside

Mr. Arthur Holbrook Sr.    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Holbrook Sr.    (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, March 22, 2002, at McDuff

Mr. Johnny Hammond    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Johnny Floyd Hammond, age 58, of Colonial Drive, Columbia, died in Richland County Memorial Hospital on March 19, 2002. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2002, at Ridge Hill Baptist Church, Ridge Spring,

Featured obituary: Robert C. "Honk" Stephens
Robert C. "Honk" Stephens, a Wrens, Ga., city councilman and former editor of The Jefferson Reporter, died Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Elizabeth Dixon    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Mrs. Elizabeth Cullum "Liz" Dixon, 85, of Calhoun Street, Johnston died Friday, March 22, 2002, at Aiken Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. today, March 24, 2002,

Mrs. Rhoda Griffin    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
BELVEDERE, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Rhoda Riddick Griffin for will be held today at 11 a.m., at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. Interment in Pineview Memorial Gardens. Hatcher Funeral Home, Langley, S.C.

Mrs. Elean Griffin    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Eulice Donahue    (LAKELAND, Fla.)
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Mr. Arthur Holbrook Sr. (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Bess (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Hosea Jones (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hilton Landing (MILLEN, Ga.)

Chris Moore Jr. (PERKINS, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Pacine (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Lucious Johnson (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Raymond Hall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances OConnell (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Rushton (VAUCLUSE, S.C.)

Mrs. Rhoda Griffin (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Dorothy Young

Mr. James Gable (McCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Floyd McCall Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Arthur Holbrook Sr. (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Hammond (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Geraldine Andrews (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Bradshaw (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Anna Pelfrey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Reeves (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Elean Griffin (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Byce (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mollie Hunt (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Line (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Robert C. "Honk" Stephens

Mr. Eulice Donahue (LAKELAND, Fla.)

Mr. Donnie Rowe (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Disher Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ricky Bynes (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Stephens Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alvin Wylds (SAVANNAH, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Evans (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Ena Morris (ROCKLEDGE, Fla.)

Mrs. Eloise Brand (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Delores Perdue (YAKIMA, Wash.)

Mr. Ashley Williams (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.)

Mrs. Carrie Beach (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)

Mrs. Vera Johnson (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Wilkinson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Berry (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Donald Disher Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lucy Berry (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mr. Tom Tate (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Dorothy Webb (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Overman (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Stephens (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Young (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Plemon Ansley (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Nina Cobb (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Pardons and paroles board decision raises many questions
DISTRICT ATTORNEY Daniel J. Craig's March 3 guest column, "Vocal opposition led to state parole board decision,

Copenhaver: Young people in Augusta want to move city forward
I RECENTLY READ an Augusta Chronicle article concerning prospective mayoral candidates for the upcoming election. In it, I was mentioned as a possible candidate, "supposedly" having the backing of local "white leaders."

SRS' perilous delay
When the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board speaks, it's a good idea to sit up and take notice. This isn't a nuclear scaremongering group with a partisan or phony environmental ax to grind.

Cops ignore slow left-lane drivers
Regarding Glenda R. McCracken's March 15 letter ("Seeks left-hand lane laws") and others' "right" to drive in the left lane. Richard M. Albert, Graniteville, S.C.

A bill worth watching
A measure moving through the Georgia General Assembly bears watching for those who are concerned about the future of small businesses in the state.

Much has changed in race relations
In a March 17 letter, a writer mentioned that he grew up on a 155-acre farm. He said one day in 1950 his father bought a car and gave it to the sharecropper who lived on the property. That was a nice gesture, much nicer than anything I've ever done. Jim Murrah, Martinez, Ga.

Copenhaver: Young people in Augusta want to move city forward
I RECENTLY READ an Augusta Chronicle article concerning prospective mayoral candidates for the upcoming election. In it, I was mentioned as a possible candidate, "supposedly" having the backing of local "white leaders."

Aiken lockup worse than in Cuba
I find amazing all the commotion going on about terrorist prisoners being held at the U.S. base in Cuba and the treatment they are getting. Some detainees are being held in far worse conditions at the Aiken County Detention Center. The Rev. Jack Scott, Bath, S.C.

Meaner than a mad dog
Sometimes a jury and an attentive public do reach the same perception of justice in high-profile trials. This was certainly true of Thursday's Los Angeles verdicts that convicted Marjorie Knoller of second degree murder and her husband, Robert Noel, of involuntary manslaughter in the dog-mauling death of their neighbor, Diane Whipple.

MOX foe 'incredibly Naive'
Letter writer Pam Harris thinks converting weapons-grade plutonium to nuclear fuel is a bad idea. Ms. Harris must think that weapons-grade plutonium belongs right where it is, ready to use as weapons by anybody who can get access to it. John Culbert, Williston, S.C.

Fixing deregulation
The gas-marketer measures passed by the Georgia House and Senate this week - with only minor differences in the two bills - will be one of the most significant pieces of legislation to come out of this year's session.

MOX best way to handle plutonium
Pam Harris' March 13 letter opposes burning plutonium via the MOX program. Please invite Ms. Harris to say what the world is to do with its plutonium if we don't burn it as a nuclear fuel. Fred Christensen, Aiken, S.C.

Urges Georgia agree to 6-lane expressway extension
The March 8 Augusta Chronicle highlighted plans to construct a bridge over the Savannah River linking Georgia and South Carolina. As president of Augusta State University's College Conservatives and a local resident, I feel the extension of Bobby Jones Expressway (Interstate 520) into the Palmetto State is very important for our local economy and the safety of our residents.Richard L. Rogers Jr., Evans, Ga.

Pardons and paroles board decision raises many questions
DISTRICT ATTORNEY Daniel J. Craig's March 3 guest column, "Vocal opposition led to state parole board decision,

Crash assures win

Area sports announcements

Wallace in heaven at Bristol

Langley Pond sees change

Rookie wins pole, sets Busch mark

Gordon breaks through

Overtime

Sewak eager to start

Martin's hoops stock goes up

Overtime

Gordon breaks through
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Jeff Gordon hopes his first pole of the season might temporarily silence his critics.

Crash assures win
AIKEN - Mathew McCarron blew past an old friend Saturday on his way to victory in the featured race of the 36th annual Aiken Steeplechase.

Martin's hoops stock goes up
Already a major Division I women's basketball prospect, Thomson's Monique Martin certainly didn't hurt her stock in last week's North-South All-Star game.

Augusta juniors excel
The Augusta Rowing Club's Juniors program provides a prime opportunity for area high school athletes to excel in a non-traditional sports environment.

Sewak eager to start
When the subject of spring football practice came up during the annual Greater Augusta Georgia Southern Eagle Club meeting Friday, a big smile swept across the face of Mike Sewak.

Overtime
At Evansville, Ind., Patrick Mutombo scored 23 of his 29 points in the second half to lead Metropolitan State past Kentucky Wesleyan 80-72 Saturday for its second Division II men's basketball championship in three years.

Rookie wins pole, sets Busch mark
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Rookie Scott Riggs had no trouble making his first trip around Bristol Motor Speedway, setting a record Friday in winning the pole for the Channellock 250.

Area sports announcements
March 28: The Georgia Tech Club of Augusta will hold a meeting that will feature new football coach Chan Gailey. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at Treybon's Restaurant, 1285 Broad St. Tickets are $15, which included dinner. For more information contact David Henderson at 737-3075.

Langley Pond sees change
The 800 rowers expected to participate in today's Augusta/Aiken County Spring Rowing Regatta can expect improvements from last year's event.

Wallace in heaven at Bristol
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Rusty Wallace has never tried to hide his love for Bristol Motor Speedway, where he's one of the winningest drivers with nine victories.

Overtime
The Wilmington Waves franchise in the South Atlantic League has relocated to Albany, Ga., league president John H. Moss said Friday.

Harvest numbers rise
Georgia hunters harvested 44,000 more deer last season than during the 2000-01 season, according to a new survey by Georgia's Department of Natural Resources.

Fish tale

Turkey calling contest

Turkey calling contest
William Terry of Vanwyck, S.C., offered up his best call during last weekend's 33rd annual South Carolina Turkey Calling Contest held at the National Wild Turkey Federation's headquarters in Edgefield. Terry, last year's defending champion, took first place in the Senior State (over 21) division.

Lessons in nature

Fish tale
Keith Evans of Columbia County was slow-trolling live herring with balloons at Thurmond Lake last week, when this 32-pound striper struck one of his lines. The fish was among four Evans caught that day while fishing in the reservoir near Modoc, S.C.

Lessons in nature
It was only a few short years ago that a young Clemson University scientist gazed across a wasteland of rusting appliances half-buried in sewage.

Cooking wild
Springtime is trout season in north Georgia's mountain streams. Here's an easy recipe, from one of Sports Afield's fine cookbooks, to make one of nature's best-tasting fish as good as they get:

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations might be required.

Cooking wild

Aiken's Grant helps North
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Courtney Perkins of Greenwood High scored 26 points to lead the North to a 90-78 victory over the South team Saturday at the Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic at Winthrop Coliseum.

Martin, Bowman earn state awards
Thomson basketball coach James Newsome said he believes there was one major reason his team made the state Class AAAA Elite Eight playoffs - senior guard-forward Monique Martin willed the Lady Bulldogs there.

Panthers release running back Huntley
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers released running back Richard Huntley on Friday.

NFL roundup: Chavous signs with Minnesota
Cornerback Corey Chavous, an unrestricted free agent, agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings on Friday

Faith digest
Families hunting for Easter clothes might find what they need today at two Augusta-area Missionary Baptist churches.

Churches to join forces in the body of Christ
First Baptist Church of North Augusta and Grace United Methodist Church face each other across the 600 block of Georgia Avenue, a symbol of the spiritual divide between them.

Faith and fellowship calendar
Submit items for the Faith and Fellowship calendar in writing by noon Monday. E-mail items to vanorton@augu

Spreading the news
Clarence Barinowski dreamed of radio ministry 40 years ago while traveling Georgia roads to sell seed to farmers.

Mickelson refuses to play it safe

We're still waiting for those disposable cell phones
Disposable cell phones were promised to offer all the convenience of wireless phones and more - no contracts, no hidden fees and you can toss them when the minutes run out.

Bush scraps consent forms in patient privacy rule
WASHINGTON -- Doctors and hospitals could disclose private information about patients and provide medical services without prior consent under proposed Bush administration revisions to Clinton-era patient privacy rules.

A new type of kidney replacement
It might gratify scientists if they can someday grow an entire organ from scratch, but a part-biologic, part-synthetic kidney looks pretty impressive in light of indications that it already has saved some very ill patients.

For risky battlefields, a correspondent on wheels
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Wanted: aggressive war correspondent with interview skills, satellite phone. Mobility required in hostile, rugged terrain. Pay: None. Solar panels a plus.

Researchers discuss advances in tissue engineering
PITTSBURGH - More than 700 experts in tissue engineering, the process of coaxing cells to generate replacements for diseased tissues, began showing off the field's potential in the first sessions of a three-day scientific meeting.

Scientists developing anti-smallpox pill
LONDON -- U.S. scientists developing a pill for smallpox in case the deadly virus is used in a bioterrorist attack reported promising results Wednesday in tests on mice.

Local industries report mercury
Four Augusta-area industries are among 26 Georgia companies that reported emissions of toxic mercury during 2000, according to a Georgia Environmental Protection Division report.

Scientist turns self into human computer
A British cybernetics professor is the first human to have a computer chip directly connected to his central nervous system, a technology that eventually could help paralyzed people and allow soldiers to communicate silently in battle.

The debate over ID cards intensifies
The most valuable card you carry in your wallet one day may not be that gold credit card, the ATM card or your health insurance identification - but your driver's license.

Sammons homers in Bulldogs win

Georgia baseball trounces Vanderbilt

Sammons homers in Bulldogs win
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Clint Sammons hit a home run as Georgia held on to defeat Vanderbilt 9-7 on Saturday.

Georgia baseball trounces Vanderbilt
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- David Coffey had three RBI and Justin Holmes added two more as Georgia defeated Vanderbilt 14-4 on Friday.

South Carolina falls to Florida

South Carolina falls to Florida
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Ryan Shealy had three RBIs and Florida broke open a close game with an eight-run ninth inning to defeat South Carolina 14-5 on Saturday.

South Carolina baseball beats Florida
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Gary Bell struck out eight and limited Florida to a one run, lifting South Carolina to a 2-1 win over the Gators.

Jenkins, Pinkins perform well

Jenkins, Pinkins perform well
COLUMBIA - Corey Jenkins and Dondrial Pinkins took big steps to settling South Carolina's quarterback question for next season as both performed strongly in Saturday's scrimmage.

Gortman, Penn lead Gamecocks

Gortman, Penn lead Gamecocks
RALEIGH, N.C. - South Carolina answered every charge Drake could muster to advance in the NCAA tournament.

A new type of kidney replacement

Scientist turns self into human computer

Local industries report mercury

Scientists developing anti-smallpox pill

The debate over ID cards intensifies

Bush scraps consent forms in patient privacy rule

For risky battlefields, a correspondent on wheels

Faith digest

Churches to join forces in the body of Christ

Faith and fellowship calendar

Spreading the news