National league preview
His future spot in the Hall of Fame is secure - four MVPs, 10 All-Star picks and 73 home runs guarantee him a plaque in Cooperstown.

Bobcats sweep Jaguars
Georgia College and State (22-10) won both ends of a doubleheader at Augusta State, 5-4 and 5-2, on Saturday to complete a three-game sweep of the Jaguars (24-12).

American league preview
Jason Giambi watched in amazement as his new team, the New York Yankees, went through a seemingly routine relay drill in spring training.

Henderson added to Red Sox roster
HOUSTON -- Rickey Henderson's contract was purchased from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday by the Boston Red Sox on Friday as the outfielder apparently settling his differences with the team.

Minor leage notebook

Miscues cost Lady Jaguars in doubleheader
The 25-minute meeting Augusta State softball coach Melissa Mullins held after her team's doubleheader loss had more to do with the big picture than Friday's pair of losses.

Minor leage notebook
Georgia was the source for the three biggest stories in the South Atlantic League this off-season.

Henderson added to Red Sox roster

Greenjackets schedule
2002 schedule for the Augusta Greenjackets

National league preview

Greenjackets schedule

American league preview

Miscues cost Lady Jaguars in doubleheader

Where do VHS tapes fit into the DVD future?

Braves-Twins rained out
ATLANTA - With constant rain and little likelihood of it letting up, Saturday's Atlanta-Minnesota exhibition game was canceled.

Braves TV schedule

Braves roster

Millwood does enough in victory
ATLANTA - Sometimes, Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone said, a Kevin Millwood pitching performance isn't pretty.

Cox makes tough cuts to pitching staff

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - Opening Day is just two days away, but that doesn't necessarily make Braves right fielder Gary Sheffield anxious to start the season.

Braves look for 11th title in a row
ATLANTA - The news that the Atlanta Braves received no respect from USA Today Baseball Weekly in its annual player rankings barely caused a ripple in the clubhouse.

Braves offer portable TV rentals
ATLANTA -- What can fans sitting in the Turner Field bleachers do if a game turns boring this summer? Just change the channel.

Braves look for 11th title in a row

Braves TV schedule
2002 Atlanta Braves television schedule

Braves notebook

Braves roster
The Atlanta Braves 25-man roster for the 2002 season.

Braves-Twins rained out

Cox makes tough cuts to pitching staff
ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves outfielder Ozzie Timmons loaded his luggage into a shopping cart and said his goodbyes to clubhouse attendants and his former Atlanta teammates.

Millwood does enough in victory

On the move
Jean Barney has been appointed to the role of assistant vice president and premier banking client manager for Bank of America's Augusta market.

Economists forecast steady tech sector recovery
The technology sector's wrenching slide is nearing an end. All the same, the sector's recovery is likely to be slow and job gains will be limited, two recently released reports predict.

Store credit cards can hide high interest rates
NEW YORK - Department stores, catalog companies and other retailers want customers to sign up for the merchants' credit cards because they believe these cards make shoppers more loyal.

Incomes, consumer spending increase
WASHINGTON - Americans' incomes increased solidly in February and they spent more too - fresh signs that the economy is gaining strength after a brief recession.

Survey shows drop in air fare

Some income can be foreign
With more and more U.S. citizens earning money from foreign sources, the IRS reminds people that they must report all such income on their tax return, unless it is exempt under federal law.

Get that portfolio in order
NEW YORK - If you're planning a spring cleaning, make sure your mutual fund portfolio is on your to-do list.

Economists forecast steady tech sector recovery

Timber travail
This time last year, Bob Leynes was cutting back his workweek instead of cutting timber.

Get that portfolio in order

Business briefs

Sweeping change

Uninspiring quarter for mutual funds
NEW YORK -- Despite increasing signs that the U.S. economy is recovering from recession, the first quarter of 2002 was mostly flat for stock mutual funds, with international funds managing some gains while sector funds languished.

Timber travail

Business calendar
Tuesday: Microsoft certification exam CourseCram session, W2k Network & OS Basics; 5:30-9:30 p.m., call Don Strogonoff, 823-1449.

Survey shows drop in air fare
The average business fare from Augusta has been cheaper this year than those offered at Columbia Metropolitan Airport, according to a five-month Augusta Regional Airport survey.

Take an inventory to support claims
Q: I recently took out a homeowner's insurance policy. As part of the paperwork, my insurance

Rules vary for moving 401(k)

2002 taxes can be less of an ordeal
NEW YORK -- With income tax filing season nearing an end, you're probably glad to be done with the mental gymnastics and paperwork, and looking forward to just focusing on running your small business.

Business calendar

Rules vary for moving 401(k)
Q: The only money I have in company stock in my 401(k) plan is what my employer has matched. Is there any point at which I can move any of this matched money to another investment option in the 401(k)?

Some income can be foreign

Last chance at Macy's

Take an inventory to support claims

Incomes, consumer spending increase

Wealth is the best revenge against big-box stores
You may not know Anthony Gancasz, but you've probably seen his picture in The Chronicle.

Uninspiring quarter for mutual funds

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Olin Corp.

Last chance at Macy's
Macy's at Augusta Mall will close today, and it remains uncertain what store, if any, will take its place or how long before the doors reopen.

Sweeping change
As the chief financial officer for a growing company, Taylor Woodward has a lot of little things to worry about. But managing cash in the company's commercial checking account is no longer one of them.

2002 taxes can be less of an ordeal

Business briefs
NEW YORK - Paul Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman in charge of Arthur Andersen LLP's cleanup, named two senior partners to lead the company's transition and said he was optimistic that his reform program would succeed.

Wealth is the best revenge against big-box stores

Pocket change

Store credit cards can hide high interest rates

Terrapins remain grounded

Williams, Howland earn top honors

NCAA notebook

Championship coaches enjoy friendship

Final Four notebook

Guard power: Dales and Bird in title game

Coach defensive concerning Sunday's 'probable winner'

Hoosier heroes

Final Four capsules

Underdog role suits Sooners', Hoosiers' game

Vols tap into Alamo glory

Maryland hangs on for victory

Sooners' season ends sour

The forgiving spirit

The teacher shortage

Abuse of rights

Agendas threaten government repair

Milton Berle

Prayer the best hope

Canyon closure safe?

Tourists get up close and personal with Brazil
MANAUS, Brazil - From our hotel, it was just a 20-minute ride by motorized longboat to the thatched huts of the Tarino Indian village deep in the Amazonas rain forest, but it seemed as if we had been transported back in time to another millennium. Listen to the tribal chief, through an interpreter, explaining some Tarino customs:

Family heirloom
WASHINGTON, Ga. - A photograph of Judge William and Susan Kelley Wynn overlooks the most recent addition to the Victorian house they built in the 1890s, a spacious den constructed last year by their great-grandson, C.H. "Buzzy" Randall and his wife, Jo "Bug" Randall.

Doors thrown open in 'Garage'
MINNEAPOLIS - To most Americans, the garage is simply a place to park a car or stash a lawn mower. Maybe sit in a chair, have a beer and watch life pass by the driveway.

Home front
Thinking of remodeling? Wondering how much a new kitchen would add to the value of your house? Or how long it would take to recoup the cost of a new deck?

Egg head
Bald can be beautiful, artistic even. We don't know what you were egg-specting, but after a week of baldness issues and stories, we wanted to end our five-part series on a fun note.

Fine arts calendar
AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; permanent exhibits include Aiken County History Room, miniature circus, model-train room, old drugstore, log cabin and one-room schoolhouse; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; free; (803) 642-2015.

Golf capsules
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- The LPGA Tour didn't have to wait long to showcase its top stars - Annika Sorenstam and Karrie Webb, tied for the lead going into the final round of the first major championship of the year.

Singh leads Shell Houston Open

Neumann continues to set the pace
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- Liselotte Neumann has a lot going her way in the Kraft Nabisco Championship - home course advantage, confidence in her putter and the lead going into the weekend in the LPGA Tour's first major championship of the year.

Neumann continues to set the pace

Golf capsules

Singh leads Shell Houston Open
THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Vijay Singh misses the pressure of winning - something he hasn't done on the PGA Tour in nearly two years.

Barnwell selects Smith

Barnwell selects Smith
Daryl Smith is getting the coaching job of a lifetime.

Capitals skate past Devils
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Peter Bondra had two goals and an assist to lead Washington to a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night, moving the Capitals into a tie for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot.

Capitals skate past Devils

Where do VHS tapes fit into the DVD future?
I guess I knew this day was coming.

South Augusta traffic backed up
Thousands of cars blocked traffic in south Augusta today as people flocked to the annual Powerfest/KISS Family Reunion.

County politics prevents justice

Bald men save on haircuts

Students offer plan to fix government

Abraham Lincoln, not Dixie, caused Civil War

Luckily, people still elect their leaders

Cars don't stop for pedestrians

Deplores Columbia County litter

Ministers' stance indefensible

Egg head

Doors thrown open in 'Garage'

Fine arts calendar

Lynx remain in playoff hunt
To those who do not fully comprehend what Zac Bierk has meant to the Augusta Lynx during their quest for the playoffs, the words of his teammates in the dressing room Saturday night should make it crystal clear.

Lynx notebook
It's been two years since the Augusta Lynx celebrated the biggest win in franchise history, when they knocked off the mighty Florida Everblades in the 2000 Southern Conference quarterfinals.

Lynx gamenight

Lynx game day
Florida Everblades at Augusta Lynx

Lynx gamenight
New Orleans Brass at Augusta Lynx

Mason keeps Lynx in hunt
MACON, Ga. - The Augusta Lynx waited all season for Wes Mason to fulfill his potential, and that moment arrived in their biggest game to date.

Lynx remain in playoff hunt

Lynx notebook

Mason keeps Lynx in hunt

Concert crowds hold up traffic
What was a day of fun and music for some people Saturday at the Powerfest/KISS Family Reunion became an event that nearly overwhelmed the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Tech students serve as high school's gurus

Across Georgia

Feedback sought on roadwork
Got a complaint or praise about an upcoming road plan?

Supply & demand

News you can use

DNA case sparks conflict
SAVANNAH - In 1986, prosecutors based a rape case on semen found on the victim.

Across the Southeast

Racers hope for sunshine
AIKEN - There's a fine line between a soft dirt track and a muddy one.

Progress made on city change

Cleland pushes free care

Holiday packs aisles

Weather delay

DNA case sparks conflict

Sconyers urges more power
The power of Augusta's mayor is the focus of several proposals to reform consolidated government. But how do former mayors view the issue? Today, we ask Larry Sconyers, who served as mayor from 1996 to 1998.

In the beginning

Stalking the wild Easter egg
Elizabeth Harison, 4, hunts for Easter eggs during the egg hunt at Augusta Golf & Gardens.

Woods battle Aiken's runoff
AIKEN -Deep canyons formed by stormwater runoff carve through historic Hitchcock Woods' 2,000 acres.

Augustans get into spirit of spring

Weather delay
AIKEN - One thing Bruce and Janis McGhee know for sure about their mile track is that the red clay is great for young horses but can't take the rain.

Swainsboro man charged with swindling Africans
An elderly Swainsboro, Ga., man faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine on allegations of swindling investors in a small south African nation.

Across the area
Aiken police have arrested the man they suspect stole $200 worth of lottery tickets from a convenience store earlier this week.

Georgia honors top foster parents

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -Nine years after it was filed, a federal judge has formally dismissed a lawsuit that challenged The Citadel's all-male admissions policy.

News you can use
MARCH 30, 1961 The University of South Carolina will open its fifth off-campus extension center at Aiken this September, University President Robert L. Sumwalt said last week.

Across Georgia
LAFAYETTE -The attorney for Tri-State Crematory operator Ray Brent Marsh is seeking to replace the Cobb County judge who agreed to hear the case after local judges stepped aside.

Man to repay McDonald's scam

Edgefield, Johnston plan vote
Tuesday is Election Day in the towns of Edgefield and Johnston.

Across Georgia
LILBURN -A Lilburn woman was charged with animal cruelty after police found at least three dead cats and dozens of other animals locked inside her house.

Owner transfer hits rocks

Holiday packs aisles
Based on traffic jams and crowded aisles inside Augusta area stores, it was apparent by early Saturday afternoon that the "Shop Georgia" sales tax-free weekend was a successful venture.

Native history unearthed at SRS

Man to repay McDonald's scam
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Georgia man who masterminded the nationwide $12.5 million ripoff of McDonald's promotional prizes has agreed to plead guilty and is set to appear before a federal judge in Jacksonville this week.

And in the end
Not everything that comes in a bag of cocaine grows in South American coca fields.

News you can use
March 31, 1986 Arson is suspected in a Sunday morning fire that gutted the ground-level office of National Hills Baptist Church and destroyed financial records, membership lists and equipment, Richmond County fire officials said.

In the beginning
It's ugly work.

Subscriber of the day

Supply & demand
Whether you buy drugs or not, you're paying for them.

Track owners hit obstacle

Road-funding bill's backers miss deadline

Riverfront property is still at issue
NORTH AUGUSTA - The final piece of acreage needed to complete North Augusta's multimillion-dollar riverfront continues to elude officials, who say negotiations will continue next week.

Around town

Travel, demand push gas prices up
Gas prices are up more than 20 cents a gallon and won't be coming down anytime soon.

Riverfront property is still at issue

Correction
An article in Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have attributed a quote to state House candidate Barry Fleming. He said, "I don't think any other candidate will have the background, the knowledge and the understanding to serve Columbia County residents."

Correction

Across the area

News you can use

Former tax official convicted of theft

Man jailed in slave fund fraud

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Tearsa Williams of North Augusta.

Chief suspects woman left town

Subscriber of the day

Privacy, security at issue on base

Concert crowds hold up traffic

Bills focus on open records

Across Georgia

Edgefield, Johnston plan vote

Across South Carolina

Across the area

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -A seven-candidate race for the Republican nomination for governor highlights this year's elections for statewide offices.

Owner transfer hits rocks
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. - The Tybee City Council can hem and haw, but there's little it can do to stop the federal government from transferring ownership of the island's lighthouse to the local historical society, an official from the National Park Service said this week.

Progress made on city change
A "dummy," or blank, bill will be drafted by several House members Monday. Augusta's two state senators - whose signatures are required for local legislation to pass - are to begin working toward a final version as early as Tuesday.

Road-funding bill's backers miss deadline
ATLANTA - City and county officials from across Georgia swarmed over the Capitol one morning last month to lobby for more road money.

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

And in the end

Pet hotels full for Masters
Looking for a kennel for your furry, four-legged friend during Masters Week?

Augustans get into spirit of spring
There was a bigger event than the Masters Tournament on Brandi Higginbottom's mind as she bought flowers to spruce up her yard Friday at Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse.

Privacy, security at issue on base
KINGS BAY NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE, Ga. - Striking a balance between personal rights and security for airline passengers might result in a solution "you might not be comfortable with," U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston says.

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Douglas Ganttof North Augusta.

Old city's last leader says changes needed
The old city of Augusta's last mayor, Charles A. DeVaney, said the law that created the consolidated government needs to be changed but that's not all that needs changing at City Hall.

Across the Southeast
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -Civil rights attorney Fred Gray Sr. has been named president of the Alabama State Bar Association, the first black in the post.

Track owners hit obstacle
AIKEN - Aiken's historic horse district is considered hallowed ground by some, with little room for change. But one outsider has spent the past four years trying to do just that.

Bills focus on open records
ATLANTA - Last week, lawmakers sent some mixed signals on open government laws in Georgia.

Across the area
A mother of two and her boyfriend are in the Richmond County jail after the woman's children were left alone in a bathtub Friday night and suffered burns from scalding water, police said.

Travel, demand push gas prices up

Man jailed in slave fund fraud
BATON ROUGE, La. - A South Carolina man has been sentenced to five years in prison for promising people he could tap into a nonexistent fund for descendants of slaves.

Stalking the wild Easter egg

Georgia honors top foster parents
KINGSLAND, Ga. - Charlie and Annette Mainor's philosophy about rearing foster children is simple.

Bunny arrives early

Chief suspects woman left town
NEW ELLENTON - Wherever Mary Alice Dixon is, New Ellenton Police Chief Van McMillan doesn't think it is within his town limits.

Native history unearthed at SRS
On a wooded tract that is to be the location of Savannah River Site's future, archaeologists are digging up the land's prehistoric past.

Sconyers urges more power

Bunny arrives early
With her basket in hand, Kaylee Wright Heyward, 2, of Jackson, gets help from her mother, Erin Heyward, as they hunt for Easter eggs at the Harrison-Caver Park.

Around town

Pet hotels full for Masters

Tech students serve as high school's gurus
KINGSLAND, Ga. - When teachers at Camden County High School have computer problems, they call students from Allen Powers' computer technology class.

Cleland pushes free care
Veterans have paid in advance for health care and shouldn't have to pay again, U.S. Sen. Max Cleland said Friday. But a potential Republican opponent said Mr. Cleland's complaint is no longer valid.

Former tax official convicted of theft
DARIEN, Ga. - A former coastal Georgia tax commissioner has been found guilty of stealing tax receipts from the office and could face 32 years in prison when sentenced.

Swainsboro man charged with swindling Africans

Golf ace provides good sign
ATLANTA - NCAA basketball championships are never won in August. And they've certainly never been won on a 127-yard, par-3.

Retreads make Hoosiers roll
ATLANTA - If Indiana is the B.F. Goodrich of the 2002 Final Four - the other guys, remember? - then Jeff Newton, A.J. Moye and Donald Perry are the spare tires hidden inside the trunk.

Heat handle Hawks

Baron Davis leds Hornets to win
CLEVELAND -- Baron Davis had 20 points and 17 assists to spark Charlotte to a 93-85 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night as the Hornets moved into a tie with Philadelphia for sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

Heat handle Hawks
MIAMI - Eddie Jones, coming off one of his worst games, scored 16 points to lead a balanced attack as the Miami Heat snapped a four-game losing streak with a 92-80 win against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.

Baron Davis leds Hornets to win

Vols tap into Alamo glory
SAN ANTONIO - The memory of Davy Crockett apparently is still strong in the hills of Tennessee. Or maybe the Lady Vols are trying to endear themselves to the locals in San Antonio.

Maryland hangs on for victory
ATLANTA - This wasn't the easiest or best way for Maryland to do it, but Saturday's closer-than-it-should-have-been 97-88 win might have been the only way.

Oklahoma tops Duke
SAN ANTONIO -- Oklahoma's amazing rebuilding project just keeps getting better.

Sooners' season ends sour
ATLANTA - Oklahoma guards Hollis Price and Quannas White played 59 minutes between them and combined for one basket.

Williams, Howland earn top honors
ATLANTA - Duke's Jason Williams and Pittsburgh's Ben Howland were honored Friday as The Associated Press college basketball player and coach of the year.

Hoosier heroes
ATLANTA - The real-life Hoosier team may outdo the movie Hoosier team.

Final Four capsules
Kansas Jayhawks (Midwest Champion, No. 1 Seed)

Underdog role suits Sooners', Hoosiers' game
ATLANTA - Someone asked Oklahoma's Blake Johnston to name last year's Final Four.

Lady Huskies win, move into finals
SAN ANTONIO - Connecticut won another Final Four showdown with its biggest rival and is now just one game from perfection.

Terrapins remain grounded
ATLANTA - Gary Williams heard what Roy Williams said about winning his first national title, about wanting it as badly as he wants to breathe.

NCAA notebook
ATLANTA - Indiana's A.J. Moye has been swarmed since he's gotten to Atlanta.

Championship coaches enjoy friendship
SAN ANTONIO -- Sherri Coale was so excited she could hardly contain herself.

Women's championship notebook
SAN ANTONIO -- Oklahoma's run to the national championship game this season has surprised some. That feat pales in comparison to what Rosalind Ross has accomplished.

Final Four notebook
ATLANTA - Indiana point guard Tom Coverdale started Saturday night's semifinals against Oklahoma and put in 29 minutes.

Guard power: Dales and Bird in title game
SAN ANTONIO -- One is from Canada, the other from Long Island.

Coach defensive concerning Sunday's 'probable winner'
SAN ANTONIO - Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale had some snappy comebacks for those who suggest that the Connecticut-Tennessee game will determine the probable winner of this year's women's Final Four.

Mr. Stephen Borkowski    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - The Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Stephen Borkowski, 55, of Hillwood Court, North Augusta, who died March 27, 2002, will be conducted Wed

Mr. Frank Burkhart    (VIENNA, W. Va.)

Mr. C.W. Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stephen Borkowski    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral arrange

Mrs. Nell Scott    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary for Nell McLendon Scott, age 65

Mrs. Monie Anglin    (DEARING, Ga.)
DEARING, Ga.- Mrs. Monie Anglin, 64, beloved wife of Mr. Roy Anglin, of George McDuffie Road, died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 30, a

Mrs. Pearl Wiggins    (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN, Ga. - Mrs. Sallie Pearl Lambert Wiggins, 81, died Friday, March 29, 2002. She was born in Jenkins County, a retired seamstress for The Thomso

Mr. Carroll Yount    (SOUTH PORT, N.C.)
SOUTH PORT, N.C. - Mr. Carroll Thomas "Tom" Yount, age 67, of South Port Road, South Port, N.C., formerly of

Mrs. Katie Gilbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Williamson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, March 29, 2002, at Doctors Hospital, Mr. George P. Williamson, beloved husband of Mrs. Dorothy Williamson. Graveside services will be held 11 a.

Mr. Grable Braswell    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO,

Mr. William Varner    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest Wednesday, March 27, 2002, Mr. Will

Mr. William Clifton    (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN, Ga. - Mr. William David Clifton, 65, died Friday, March 29, 2002. He was born in Jenkins County, a retired Sergeant with the Georgia Department of Transpo

Mrs. Anna Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Anna Jo Turner, 65, of Augusta, wife of Mr. James R. Turner, entered into rest, Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Mar

Mrs. Louise Bates-Tolbert    (JACKSON, S.C.)
JACKSON, S.C. - Entered into rest March 29, 2002, Mrs. Louise Bates-Tolbert,

Mr. C.W. Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Walls    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - John Edward Walls of Bedford Drive, Augusta, entered into rest March 30, 2002. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Hugh Carpenter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Anna Turner
Those who knew Anna Turner say she always talked about having a number of different hats.

Mr. Samuel Coalson    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
CLEARWATER, S.C. -

Mr. Ernest Holton    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Ernest "Ernie" Holton, 50, of Porter Carswell Road, died Saturday, March 30, 2002, in Augusta. Funeral service

Mr. Reno Tapley    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Reno Tapley, 89, died Wednesday. Services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m., at Mount Moriah African Methodist Episcopal C

Ms. Clair Marriott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Marie Boisclair Marriott found eternal rest on Thursday, March 28 in the company of loved ones at the h

Ms. MaryLou Stephens    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. William Seiffert    (ADAMS RUN, S.C.)
ADAMS RUN, S.C. - Mrs. William E. Seiffert, nee, Caroline Heyward Jenkins, died on March 24, 2002. Graveside services will be held at Christ Church, Adams Run, S.C. on Saturday,

Mr. James Simpson    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. -James Archie Simpson, 87, formerly of Abbeville, S.C., died Thursday at his home after a long illness. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Barnwell County Memory Gard

Mr. Albert Newton    (STATESBORO, Ga.)
STATESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Albert Brooks Newton, age 74, died late Friday, March 29, 2002, in Rincon. He was retired from the United States Army having

Ms. Mildred Silver    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Sara Newman
Being bedridden and losing both legs didn't stop Sara Newman from helping anybody who asked.

Mr. Ernest Ready    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
LANGLEY, S.C. - Entered into rest on Friday, March 28, 2002, Mr. Ernest Ready, husband of Mrs. Edna Drakeford Ready, of Jackson Street, Langley. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced. Hatcher Funeral, Langley, S.C.

Mr. Paul Bilton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Andrew Prescott    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Andrew "Andy" Prescott, 51, died March 26, 2002. Services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church. Buria

Mr. George Williamson    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. George P. Williamson, age 85, of Thomson, died, M

Mrs. Sara Newman    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, March 28, 2002, at the Doctors Hospital, Augusta, Mrs. Sara Frances Newman, wife of Mr. Cl

Mrs. Dawn Webster    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Mrs. Dawn Denise Bush Webster, 34, of Hephzibah, died Friday night, March 29, 2002. Arrangements are incomplete and will

Ms. Clair Marriott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Marie Boisclair Marriott found eternal rest on Thursday, March 28 in the company of loved ones at the ho

Mr. William Varner    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest Wednesday, March 27, 2002, Mr. William M. Varne

Mrs. Ilda Littlejohn    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into re

Joseph Echols Sr., M.D.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Landress    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
BELVEDERE, S.C. - Mr. William Rhoden Landress, 64, husband of Sandra McKnight Landress of Audub

Mrs. Barbara Cox    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Barbara Annette Blackson Cox, wife of R.E. Cox, of Pride Ave., Graniteville, entered into rest Saturday, March 30, 2002, at Docto

Mrs. Lona Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Neil Grant    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Entered into rest March 29, 2002, Mr. Neil Malcom Gra

Mrs. Marian Jackson    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Gordon Johns    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)
FAIRFAX, S.C. - Mr. Gordon Jones

Mrs. Julia Jackson    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mrs. Julia Elmore Jackson, 58, died March 24, 2002. Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Saturday at Virgin Mary Baptist Church. B

Mrs. Lona Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Lona Bell Johnson, 90, of Heil Drive will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 31, 2002 at Mealing Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmie Dyson officiating. Burial will be in

Mr. Ronald Headley Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lyle Mason    (MODOC, S.C.)
MODOC, S.C. - Entered into rest on March 28, 2002, at the V.A. Medical Center, Mr. Lyle E. Mason, husband of Mrs. Betty W. Mason of Modoc. Funeral services will be held at the graveside in Pineview

Mrs. Mary Griffin    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO,

Mrs. Lessie Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Greer    (SPARTANBURG, S.C.)
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Mary Riddle Greer, died March 26, 2002. Survivors include sons, Loy M. Greer Jr., Rev. Dr. J. Howard Greer, Robert B. Greer; daughters, Sarah Greer High, Nancy Greer McKeown, Rosemarie Greer Martin. Funeral servic

Mr. Arthur Scurry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, March 29, 2002, at Doctors Hospital, Mr. Arthur L. Scurry of Dianne Drive. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are his wife, Rachel L. Scurry; two daughters, Ros

Mr. James Green    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Ready    (LANGLEY, S.C.)
LANGLEY, S.C. - Entered into rest on Thursday, March 28, 2002, Ernest Hubert Ready, husband of Mrs. Edna Drakeford Ready of Jackson Street.

Mr. John Giles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mr. John D. Giles of Stiener Ave. Funeral Services will be held today Saturday, March 30, 2002, at 2:30 p.m. from Dents Undertaking Estab

Mr. William Morgan    (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)
PLUM BRANCH, S.C. - Funeral services and burial will be held for William D. "Bill" Morgan, age 62, of Plum Branch, who died March 30, 2002, on April 1, 2002, at 2 p.m. from Rehoboth Baptist Church. A McCormick County native, Mr. Morgan was the son of the

Mr. Hart Galle Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mamie Mitchell    (ROME, Ga.)
ROME, Ga. - Mrs. Mamie Ausband Boehm M

Mr. Ernest Ready (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Cox (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Monie Anglin (DEARING, Ga.)

Ms. Clair Marriott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Gilbert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hugh Carpenter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Green (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Stephen Borkowski (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Mildred Silver (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Sara Newman

Mr. Neil Grant (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. C.W. Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ilda Littlejohn (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William Clifton (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. William Landress (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Paul Bilton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Newman (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Holton (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Carroll Yount (SOUTH PORT, N.C.)

Mrs. Nell Scott (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lona Johnson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. William Varner (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Gordon Johns (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mr. George Williamson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearl Wiggins (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Lona Johnson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Bates-Tolbert (JACKSON, S.C.)

Ms. Clair Marriott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Griffin (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. John Giles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Jackson (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Greer (SPARTANBURG, S.C.)

Mr. Andrew Prescott (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Anna Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. C.W. Thompson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dawn Webster (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Marian Jackson (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. William Morgan (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Anna Turner

Mr. Samuel Coalson (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Mr. Stephen Borkowski (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Joseph Echols Sr., M.D. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hart Galle Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Newton (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. John Walls (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lessie Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Scurry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Williamson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

The death of worshippers: A new phase in the Intifada?
TWO WEEKS AGO, worshippers emerging from their synagogues in Jerusalem at the end of Sabbath prayers were the victims of a suicide bomber. One week ago, also on a Saturday night, there was another terrorist bombing in Jerusalem, killing many - again, at the end of the Sabbath.

Schiefer: Media stereotypes impede the mentally ill
EDITORIAL PAGE editor Suzanne Downing's March 12 column ("One 'mentally ill' killer after another") implies that mental illness is frequently used as a plea (or, as she seems to view it, an excuse) to avoid responsibility and therefore guilt for a crime.

The forgiving spirit
Gunmen roared up on motorcycles and, with Kalashnikov rifles blasting away, sprayed bullets into the church where Christians were gathered for Sunday services in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. By the end of the blood bath, 18 Christians were dead.

Deplores Columbia County litter
Every day as I travel the roads of Columbia County, I am disheartened by the litter that's reached epidemic proportions. Margie Hamilton, Evans, Ga.

Ministers' stance indefensible
I have been following the controversies on changing Augusta's government. It blew my mind when Concerned ck Ministers of Augusta took the stand they did. Robert P. McConnell Jr., Hephzibah, Ga.

Canyon closure safe?
"The board questions the wisdom of this course of action. By prematurely shutting down one canyon, it is likely that the U.S. Department of Energy will significantly extend both the time to complete its stabilization work and the time the remaining canyon must stay open."

Students offer plan to fix government
Some may be oblivious to the fact that there are other people, besides adults, who are interested in Augusta's changing government. There are others, and they are children. We are interested in Augusta's government, mainly because it affects us, too. Mary Kate McAdams, Augusta

Abuse of rights
The arrest of Augusta State University student Brandon Emert on charges of torching the former Georgia state flag Thursday is not about reigniting the old Confederate banner controversy.

County politics prevents justice
My wife, Inez Utley, and I had been married 46 years when she passed away. We had been to see our daughter and were within a block of our home when we were hit by a Richmond County sheriff's deputy. It killed her instantly. Lonnie Utley, Augusta

Schiefer: Media stereotypes impede the mentally ill
EDITORIAL PAGE editor Suzanne Downing's March 12 column ("One 'mentally ill' killer after another") implies that mental illness is frequently used as a plea (or, as she seems to view it, an excuse) to avoid responsibility and therefore guilt for a crime.

Milton Berle
He was the Father of Television and everybody's Uncle Miltie.

Don't succumb to black separatism
WHEN YOU look at recent history, the city of Augusta has striking similarities to Atlanta 30 years ago. Atlanta made some smart decisions and look at where they are now.

Prayer the best hope
It's supposed to be darkest before the dawn, but in the Mideast today there's no sign of a dawn. On the heels of an unpromising Arab peace plan, Israeli troops stormed Yasser Arafat's West Bank compound and trapped the Palestinian leader in his office like a dog in a cage.

Bald men save on haircuts
I enjoyed reading The Chronicle's March 24 "Your Life" article, "To baldly go ... Hair loss doesn't differentiate between the sexes." Faber Hance, North Augusta, S.C.

The death of worshippers: A new phase in the Intifada?
TWO WEEKS AGO, worshippers emerging from their synagogues in Jerusalem at the end of Sabbath prayers were the victims of a suicide bomber. One week ago, also on a Saturday night, there was another terrorist bombing in Jerusalem, killing many - again, at the end of the Sabbath.

Cars don't stop for pedestrians
On March 15, my life almost ended. Having received the pedestrian crossing sign, I proceeded to cross at 15th Street from the corner of Harper Street. As I walked across, four cars never even attempted to yield when making left turns off of Harper Street onto 15th. I stopped in mid-crossing and when the way was once again clear for me to continue, I began the last 10-foot walk. M.J. Moorman, Augusta

Luckily, people still elect their leaders
In his March 14 letter, "Spirit of Jim Crow lives," there was again a harangue about race and oppressive white people by that prolific and opinionated writer, Paul L. Cook. Buford Thompson, North Augusta, S.C.

Agendas threaten government repair
TWO MORE WORKING days are all that are left for Augusta's legislative delegation to fix the city's governance structure.

Abraham Lincoln, not Dixie, caused Civil War
Contrary to what most people think, it wasn't Southern secession that caused the start of the war in 1861. It was President Abraham Lincoln's idea of an indelible union that set the wheels of war turning. The new Southern nation had no intentions of a Northern invasion. It just wanted to determine its own course. Robert L. Gordon, North Augusta, S.C.

The teacher shortage
When school systems put retired teachers back on the payroll, it's heartening to get all that experience back into the classroom.

Nascar notes

Overtime

Travis Carter determined to stay in stock-car racing

Work at Olympic venues in overdrive as IOC visit looms

Agassi takes quick victory

Area sports announcents

Travis Carter determined to stay in stock-car racing
STATESVILLE, N.C. - Travis Carter has no intention of leaving stock car racing.

Work at Olympic venues in overdrive as IOC visit looms
ATHENS, Greece -- Working dawn to dusk with no weekend breaks, stadium builders for the beleaguered Athens Games await the latest inspection by the International Olympic Committee.

Area sports announcents
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga., 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls will be accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Serena Williams beats Capriati for Key Biscayne title
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Serena Williams trailed in the first set, and again in the second, and once more in the tiebreaker, confronting seven set points along the way.

Agassi takes quick victory
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Andre Agassi won one set Friday, enough to make him a finalist at Key Biscayne for the seventh time.

Overtime
No. 18 Georgia College and State scored four runs in the ninth inning Friday to overtake 16th ranked Augusta State 6-4. Georgia College is ranked No. 18 in the NCAA Division II poll.

Nascar notes
Some people were surprised when Kurt Busch gave as good as he got last Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway. Not Roush Racing teammate Jeff Burton.

Georgia hunting, fishing licenses expire today

Outdoors calendar

Touting trout

Georgia hunting, fishing licenses expire today
Planning to fish or hunt turkeys this week? Better check your license.

Touting trout
It was a welcoming ceremony fit for a king: there were flags, printed programs, a huge tent and a podium flanked by a Congressman and military brass.

Cooking wild

Cooking wild
Early morning hunts for spring gobblers generate some of the most exciting and memorable of all outdoor experiences. From the experts at the Edgefield headquarters of the National Wild Turkey Federation, here's an easy recipe for enjoying your bird:

Baiting battle rages
A new effort to legalize shooting deer over bait emerged in the General Assembly last week in the form of an amendment added to an existing bill that already cleared the House.

Outdoors calendar
April 5-6: Primitive weapons hunts for wild turkey will be held at Bussey Point near Thurmond Lake. Hunters must apply in advance. Call Ranger David Williamson, 1-800-533-3478, ext. 1159 for details.

Services to celebrate resurrection
Shouts of "He is risen ... He is risen" will rouse believers at the start of a retelling of Christ's resurrection at 7 a.m. Sunday at Westover Memorial Cemetery, 2601 Wheeler Road.

Religion doesn't guarantee a life free from sin
Delivered from sin! What does that mean?

Healing hands
Looking at the smiling faces in a nearly 5-year-old photograph of Marvlene Branch and Dianne McClellan, it is hard to tell who is happier.

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

Musical opens doors for 'Prayer' group
Maggie Holmes, 17, has another happy story to credit to the best-selling Prayer of Jabez by Dr. Bruce Wilkinson - and she still has to finish the book.

Faith digest
Russ Breault, an international lecturer and researcher, will present the evidence for the Shroud of Turin, the reputed burial cloth of Christ, at 6 tonight at Talatha Baptist Church, 361 Talatha Church Road in Aiken.

Retreads make Hoosiers roll

Golf ace provides good sign

U.S. recovery to perk up technology
The technology sector's wrenching slide is nearing an end. All the same, the sector's recovery is likely to be slow and job gains will be limited, two recently released reports predict.

Arthritis pills may be new treatment for cancer
Widely used arthritis pills may be new treatment for cancer

Lab recreates space brew
Out in the far reaches of our galaxy, newborn stars are cooking up chemicals essential for life, and for the first time scientists have created some of the very same stuff in Earth-bound laboratories that mimic the deep, cold vacuum of outer space.

Helmets can help give baby head start
A decade has passed since the American Academy of Pediatrics told parents to put babies to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.

Deadly bacteria
In the beginning, it was just a small, red blotch on her right middle finger.

Pharmaceutical lobbying sparks controversy
NEW YORK -- The pharmaceutical industry is under fire for bankrolling campaigns in several states that cultivate a grass-roots image while lobbying for drug makers.

High-tech gear used by mystery shoppers
BALTIMORE - The scene is a mess. Dark liquid seems to be seeping everywhere, while hardly anything recognizable is left of the victim.

Satellite provides sharp images from space
DENVER -- From an orbit 280 miles above Earth, a new satellite produces images clear enough to distinguish an SUV from a pickup, the lines on a tennis court and the shadows of a foursome on a golf course.

Some nuclear energy plants taking 'nuclear' out of their names
NEW YORK -- They still make energy by harnessing the power of the atom, but at least a few plants from Connecticut to Washington state have scrubbed "nuclear" from their signs and stationery.

Gamecocks expect to continue success
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina coach Dave Odom knew long ago his first season as coach was a success. But it took an electrifying run to the NIT finals to convince everybody else.

South Carolina boosts salary for Holtz and his assistants

South Carolina boosts salary for Holtz and his assistants
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A second Outback Bowl victory brought a second straight raise for South Carolina coach Lou Holtz.

Gamecocks expect to continue success

Deadly bacteria

Pharmaceutical lobbying sparks controversy

Arthritis pills may be new treatment for cancer

Helmets can help give baby head start

Satellite provides sharp images from space

High-tech gear used by mystery shoppers

U.S. recovery to perk up technology

Some nuclear energy plants taking 'nuclear' out of their names

Lab recreates space brew

Healing hands

Religion doesn't guarantee a life free from sin

Faith digest

Faith and fellowship calendar

Services to celebrate resurrection