National league preview

Greenjackets schedule

Big Unit, D-Backs raise flag, Rocket opens for Yanks
Roberto Alomar is ready. Really ready.

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.

American league preview

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

Minor leage notebook

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.

Big Unit, D-Backs raise flag, Rocket opens for Yanks

Greenjackets schedule
2002 schedule for the Augusta Greenjackets

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).

Where do VHS tapes fit into the DVD future?

Odds and ends
CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. -- Authorities pulled the plug on a car dealership's "peep show" after they discovered its owners were letting people pick up chicks.

Cincinnati bestows honors on a cow
Cincinnati's famous fugitive cow likely will be moooooving from Ohio to New York in April, courtesy of artist Peter Max.

Braves look for 11th title in a row

Maddux is scratched from today's opener
ATLANTA - What began as an unexpected challenge - the lordly Atlanta Braves vs. the haven't-won-anything-lately Philadelphia Phillies - last year took its place among the memorable pennant races for the ages.

Braves TV schedule
2002 Atlanta Braves television schedule

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

Cox makes tough cuts to pitching staff

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 TV schedule

Maddux is scratched from today's opener

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

Braves roster

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.

Going for the tall money
Economists have discovered a phenomenon that gives a new meaning to the notion of getting a raise: If you're taller, you make more money, at the rate of at least $1,500 an inch.

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.

Pocket change

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

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.

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.

Tax refund loan can be expensive
As tax preparation giant H&R Block Inc. branches into financial planning, it's boosting profits with a loan program that gets customers refunds faster but takes a big bite of the proceeds.

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)?

Take an inventory to support claims

Tax refund loan can be expensive

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.

Stolen identity: $30,000 in purchases, all charged to me

Stolen identity: $30,000 in purchases, all charged to me
WASHINGTON -- Whoever pretended to be me when filling out the Peebles department store credit application had nice penmanship. There's no sign of nervousness in the neat cursive signature.

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

How to hire the right person
The managers of an Atlanta department store chain had no doubt what they were looking for when hiring sales clerks: applicants who were outgoing, enthusiastic and smiled a lot.

Economists forecast steady tech sector recovery

Wealth is the best revenge against big-box stores

2002 taxes can be less of an ordeal

Get that portfolio in order

Sweeping change

Business calendar

Rules vary for moving 401(k)

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Olin Corp.

How to hire the right person

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.

The candidate-rich market requires greater flexibility
"GEOGRAPHIC PREFERENCE: A dry climate averaging 75 degrees, light breezes OK."

Consumer arbitration clauses are increasing
Buying a house, a car, a computer? Signing up for cable TV, telephone service, a credit card, a bank account?

Timber travail

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.

Consumer arbitration clauses are increasing

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

Going for the tall money

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.

The candidate-rich market requires greater flexibility

Store credit cards can hide high interest rates

Clemson 16, Maryland 7
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson finished off Maryland 16-7 Sunday in the completion of Saturday's game that had been suspended because of rain.

Clemson 16, Maryland 7

Oklahoma's season ends two wins sooner than hoped

Alamodome a sign of how far women's game has come

Hoosiers No. 1 in tradition

Final Four notebook

Seniors lead way to championship game

Hoosier heroes

Underdog Indiana draws from the past

Guard power: Dales and Bird in title game

Final Four overnight ratings up 6 percent

Sooners' season ends sour

Police clash with students after Maryland victory

Maryland hangs on for victory

Huskies top Sooners for title

Championship coaches enjoy friendship

Williams comes up short again with Kansas

The teacher shortage

Agendas threaten government repair

A new nuke policy

Blocked again

The forgiving spirit

When famous women were girls
Movie and TV star Elizabeth Perkins confessed. She came clean, so to speak.

How you can keep your favorite shows on air, maybe
Ah, spring, a time of rebirth, a time of new beginnings - unless you're a network television show that's "on the bubble." That's TV talk for series that are on the fence. These shows may get renewed, they may not. Network programmers will make that call in May.

Radio stations change schedules
Augusta's news talk radio scene gets a tuneup today.

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?

Daily TV highlights for week beginning Monday
Kenneth Branagh portrays ill-fated explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton in the two-part cable movie "Shackleton" (premiering 8 p.m., Sunday, April 7 on A&E).

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.

Funny thing is, Fox soars on comedy
Never mind all the "Celebrity Boxing"/"Temptation Island" hoo-ha. When it comes to smart, creative television, the network leader - comedy category - is, by a long way, Fox.

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.

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.

Documentary about Jacksonville murder case wins Oscar
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- French filmmakers Jean-Xavier de Lestrade and Denis Ponchet came to Duval County hoping to do a documentary about a wacky lawsuit.

Golf capsules

Sorenstam prevails in LPGA's first major
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- Annika Sorenstam made a fashion statement with her shiny red shoes, and sent an emphatic message about who's No. 1 in women's golf.

Eichelberger wins rain-shortened Emerald Coast Classic
MILTON, Fla. -- Dave Eichelberger won his first Senior PGA Tour event in three years Sunday when rain wiped out the final round of the Emerald Coast Classic.

Singh captures 10th PGA title and first of year

Singh captures 10th PGA title and first of year
THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Vijay Singh didn't allow for much suspense in the final round of the Shell Houston Open.

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.

Sorenstam prevails in LPGA's first major

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

Braves rout Phillies in opener
ATLANTA -- Welcome to Atlanta, Gary Sheffield and Vinny Castilla.

NAACP wrong about Dixie flag

Students offer plan to fix government

Oscars awarded to blacks were meant only to pacify

Questions facts surrounding shooting

Defends Danny Lynn's qualifications

County politics prevents justice

Georgia should adopt Texas' highway rules

Luckily, people still elect their leaders

Bald men save on haircuts

Ministers' stance indefensible

Was LeBlanc jury just plain stupid?

Fine arts calendar

Egg head

When famous women were girls

Documentary about Jacksonville murder case wins Oscar

Daily TV highlights for week beginning Monday

Funny thing is, Fox soars on comedy

How you can keep your favorite shows on air, maybe

Doors thrown open in 'Garage'

Lynx playoff push falls short of goal

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

Lynx remain in playoff hunt

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 playoff push falls short of goal
They returned from the dressing room for one last lap around the ice, one more salute to the fans, one last chance to cling to a season that slipped through their fingers.

Lynx game day
Florida Everblades at Augusta Lynx

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

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

Across the Southeast

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Jean Griffin of Belvedere.

3 more arrested on drug charges
Saluda Police Chief Kenneth McCaster announced Sunday the arrests of three more people on drug charges as part of a continuing operation.

Across the southeast
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. -A woman accused of poisoning her husband with a horse tranquilizer last year and burying his body in a California vineyard hanged herself in a jail cell Saturday, authorities said.

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.

Owners neglect their lots

Supply & demand

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

Across the southeast

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.

Budget is item of week

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.

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

Minister was race pioneer

Privacy, security at issue on base

Across the area

Progress made on city change

Girl travels to teach, learn

News you can use

Home- school breaks sought
AIKEN - Parents who teach their children at home or send them to a private school would get part of their property taxes back under a bill filed last week in the South Carolina Legislature.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -Police have charged four men with the making and planting of about 20 bombs found Friday near two West Ashley homes. Police classified the distribution of the "acid bomb" explosive devices as a prank.

Owners neglect their lots
It took Fred Ellison only a few hours early last week to hack away and stack up a towering, tangled pile of briar bushes and trash from a Laney-Walker area lot.

An Easter Dawn
Rain could have fallen from the heavens. But on Easter morning, streaks of sunlight broke through a cloud-patched sky and illuminated the "Son Rise" celebration.

Braves rout Phillies in opener

Subscriber of the day

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

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.

Across the area

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

Around town

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.

Edgefield, Johnston plan vote

Bars, restaurants stock up for crowds
In less than a week, thousands of people will descend on Augusta, ready to watch golf, party and eat.

Bills focus on open records

Across South Carolina

Around town

Home- school breaks sought

Bars, restaurants stock up for crowds

Students set sail in Brunswick

Subscriber of the day

Bill proposes longer terms

Budget is item of week
ATLANTA - After more than a week of behind-the-scenes work, Gov. Roy Barnes' 2003 budget request will take center stage this week in the General Assembly.

Across Georgia
LaGRANGE -A Carrollton man fishing with his family drowned in West Point Lake after the family's boat capsized and he tried to swim to shore for help.

And in the end

Across the area
A Sunday afternoon thunderstorm that brought golf ball-size hail to parts of the Augusta area damaged vehicles and sent police responding to traffic accidents.

Sconyers urges more power

Students set sail in Brunswick
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - It is a sport of strategy, skill and seamanship.

Across South Carolina

Governor race gets little notice
AIKEN - Ask at the flower store, at the hardware store and on the sidewalk, and people will laugh.

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

Minister was race pioneer
Sitting behind a desk inside his new church office, the Rev. Enoch Ward remembers when he became the first black person to live in a dorm at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Man to repay McDonald's scam

News you can use
In 16th century France, the start of the new year was observed on the first of April. It was celebrated in much the same way as it is today, with parties and dancing into the late hours of the night.

Weather delay

Girl travels to teach, learn
NORTH AUGUSTA - When Welsh exchange student Rebecca Hardwick taught eighth-graders the numbers one through 10 in Welsh, it was five that caught their attention.

Holiday packs aisles

In the beginning

Pet hotels full for Masters

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.

News you can use

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.

Stalking the wild Easter egg

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

Concert crowds hold up traffic

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.

Across Georgia

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

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

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.

DNA case sparks conflict

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.

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

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.

In the beginning
It's ugly work.

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

Bill proposes longer terms
South Carolina House members might see their terms run longer if a bill filed last week finds support.

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.

Maryland's Dixon sets the standard
ATLANTA - Every NCAA Tournament bears its own stamp.

Baron Davis leds Hornets to win

Kings 92, Hawks 91
ATLANTA -- Chris Webber had 29 points and 12 rebounds as the Sacramento Kings ended a 12-game losing streak in Atlanta with a 92-91 victory over the Hawks on Sunday.

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.

Williams comes up short again with Kansas
ATLANTA -- Roy Williams ended his 14th season at Kansas just like the first 13 - in tears.

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

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.

Alamodome a sign of how far women's game has come
SAN ANTONIO -- Before Dave and Pam Plant could settle in and enjoy the women's Final Four semifinal between Connecticut and Tennessee, they had to get to the $90 seats.

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

Final Four overnight ratings up 6 percent
NEW YORK -- Final Four victories by Indiana and Maryland drew an overnight rating that was 6 percent higher than last year's broadcast.

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.

Police clash with students after Maryland victory
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Police in riot gear and riding horseback fired pellets into a crowd of hundreds of celebrating Maryland fans early Sunday, hours after the Terrapins advanced to the national championship game.

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

Oklahoma's season ends two wins sooner than hoped
ATLANTA -- At Oklahoma, a school that treasures all things football, the basketball team proved itself to be much more than a diversion this season.

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

Seniors lead way to championship game
ATLANTA -- Wanted: Basketball players with Final Four aspirations, four years of experience required, must be willing to put the NBA on hold.

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

Underdog Indiana draws from the past
ATLANTA - Before this roll began - hours before the mammoth triumph over Duke, days before Indiana became the closest thing to a Final Four Cinderella - Hoosiers coaches rolled the tapes.

Hoosiers No. 1 in tradition
ATLANTA - For all the talk of basketball tradition at Indiana and Maryland, it's relevance was put in perspective during Sunday's press conference for tonight's national championship game.

Huskies top Sooners for title
SAN ANTONIO -- Not even an imperfect game could keep Connecticut from a perfect season.

Mrs. Barbara Cox    (GRANITEVILE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILE, S.C. - Barbara Annette Blackston Cox, wife of R.E. Cox, Pride Ave., Graniteville, entered into rest Saturday, March 30, 2002 at Doctors Hospital. Funeral service will be conducted Monday, April 1, at 4 p.m. in the Rowland Funeral

Mrs. Bessie Mixon    (KITE, Ga.)
KITE, Ga. - Mrs. Bessie Claxton Mixon, age 93, resident of Kite, died Sunday morning. Funeral

Mrs. Kate Strickland    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Kate Norman Strickland, age 84, of Spring Street, Washington, di

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

Mrs. Katie Gilbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at the Beverly Manor Nursing Home, Mrs. Katie Gilbert of Sibley Street. Funeral service will be held today, April 1, 2002, at 1

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

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

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

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. He was the father of Wayne Ready and Gene Ready of Batesburg, Pet

Mr. Gerald Carter Sr.    (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Entered into rest March 30, 2002, in Augusta, Ga., Mr. Gerald Manning Carter Sr. preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Mrs. Helen Paschal Carter. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at 3 p.m. i

Mrs. Charlotte Jones    (CHARLESTON, S.C.)
CHARLESTO

Mr. Paul Bilton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ela Dawson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs. Ela Louise Murray Dawson who died March 29, 200

Temekia Andrews    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Temekia Alisea Andrews of Lincolnton, Ga age 11 died Thursday March 27, 2002 at Wills Memorial Hosiptal. Funeral Services will be held at 3:30 pm, on Tuesday April 2, 2002,at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Roy D. Andrews officiating

Mr. William Bryan Jr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - William Cecil Bryan Jr., 85, died Sunday in the University Hospital, Augusta, Ga. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Mole Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Gerry Lord officiating. Burial wil

Mr. John Walls    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - John Edward Walls, son of Marga

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Katie Gilbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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. Hugh Carpenter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Bilton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Dr. Joseph Martin Echols Sr.
Dr. Joseph Martin Echols Sr. was the kind of doctor you would want to see when you arrived at the hospital.

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

Mr. Bobby Barwick Sr.    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. Bobby Joe Barwick Sr., 47, of Lincolnton died Saturday, March 30, 2002, at Wills M

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

Mrs. Lucille Wright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Lucille Clark Wright entered into rest on Friday, March 29, 2002, at the University

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

Mrs. Evelyn Waldrop    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Edney Waldrop, 86, of Reames Road, North Augusta, S.C., who d

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

Mrs. Kate Tucker    (CLAXTON, Ga.)
CLAXTON, Ga. - Kate DeLoach Tucker, 85, died Saturday, March 30, 2002, at National Health Care Nursing Home in North Augusta, S.C. She was a native and

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.

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

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

Ms. Cleo Morrow    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Cleo Hall Morrow, 80, entered into rest Saturday, March 30, 2002, at the National Health Care Center, North Augusta. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at Poteet Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel. Interment wil

Mr. C.W. Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ellen McClearen    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Ellen Brown McClearen, 96, of Lexington Road, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at Wills Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m.

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

Mrs. Louise Hilliard    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)
DAVISBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Louise Ingram Hilliard, age 76, of North Thomas Street, Davisboro, died Sunday morning, March 31 in an Augusta hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.

Mrs. Lessie Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Fail    (OLAR, S.C.)
OLAR, S.C. - Edna Wright Fail, 75, widow of Ralph S. Fail, died Saturday in the University Hospital, Augusta, Ga. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today in the Friendship Baptist Ch

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,

Mrs. WillieMae Crook    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Willie Mae Scott Crook, 91, formerly of Lincoln Ave., died March 30 at Lake Crossing Health Center. Graveside services w

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. Stephen Borkowski    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - The Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Stephen Borkowski, 55, of 74 Hillwood C

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

Mr. Hugh Carpenter    (AUGUSTA, 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. 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

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

Ms. Clair Marriott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hugh Carpenter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ela Dawson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Neil Grant (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Dawn Webster (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. John Walls (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Cleo Morrow (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Arthur Scurry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Holton (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Katie Gilbert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. George Williamson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille Wright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Mixon (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Bilton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Paul Bilton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Evelyn Waldrop (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Nell Scott (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. WillieMae Crook (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. John Walls (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Albert Newton (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Hugh Carpenter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kate Tucker (CLAXTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ellen McClearen (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Sara Newman

Mr. William Bryan Jr. (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Lessie Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Katie Gilbert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Temekia Andrews (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Fail (OLAR, S.C.)

Mr. Gerald Carter Sr. (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Kate Strickland (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Hilliard (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearl Wiggins (MILLEN, 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.

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.

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.

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

Defends Danny Lynn's qualifications
I would like to comment on the article "Senators offer night judge solution" of March 22, which states "Mr. Moore and Mr. Setzler nominated North Augusta funeral home director Danny Lynn Jr., who Sen. Greg Ryberg, R-Aiken, says isn't qualified." Rev. Gene O'Neil Wilson, Warrenville, S.C.

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

Questions facts surrounding shooting
Why are so many Americans afraid of publicly addressing highly questionable actions, inactions and secrecies on the part of their own U.S. government? Oh, we boldly debate in private, where it counts for nothing, yet we tremble at the suggestion of sharing our concerns openly. P.K. Fitzgerald, Harlem, 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.

Georgia should adopt Texas' highway rules
Please advise your readers of a state law in Texas that says slow drivers may only pass in the left lane. On the interstates there, signs are posted reading, "Slower Traffic Keep Right" and "Left Lane For Passing Only." In addition, some state roads there have pull-off lanes off the road to allow faster drivers to pass in the right lane, as well. The beauty of it all is that traffic always moves along expediently, there are fewer accidents and everybody is happier.John Hamilton, Waynesboro, 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.

Oscars awarded to blacks were meant only to pacify
The 74th Academy Award ceremony was a pivotal moment for African-Americans, at least in appearance. Jerome Rico Knox, Augusta

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.

Was LeBlanc jury just plain stupid?
Regarding the recent acquittal of Aaron LeBlanc for three separate rapes in Richmond County, we can blame the judicial system, the police, the investigators, the attorneys, etc., but the fact is that, because juries are made up of human beings, they are frequently stupid. Gail K. Kaitschuck, Augusta

Blocked again
We feel for George Kolb. He can't show his stuff as city administrator because the Augusta Commission won't let him. They severely limit his hiring and firing authority, and now they won't grant him purchasing powers that most city administrators have.

A new nuke policy
Much of the world was aghast several weeks ago when the Bush administration "leaked" a so-called "secret review" by the Pentagon to develop clean, small, tactical nuclear weapons capable of boring deep into underground caves or tunnels to deliver intense but limited devastation.

NAACP wrong about Dixie flag
Recently, the NAACP has been attempting to place the blame for racial hatred on the Confederate flag, instead of working in a positive manner to advance the state of their culture. Members and supporters fail to realize that they are becoming the very creature they are trying desperately to destroy. W.C. Paschal, Evans, Ga.

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.

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.

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.

Area sports announcents

Travis Carter determined to stay in stock-car racing

Michael Schumacher wins Brazilian GP

Agassi beats Federer in Key Biscayne final

Nascar notes

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.

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

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.

Agassi beats Federer in Key Biscayne final
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- As a flashy, shaggy-haired teen-ager, Andre Agassi became the youngest men's champion at Key Biscayne. Twelve years later, bald and businesslike, he's still the tournament's best player.

Michael Schumacher wins Brazilian GP
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Michael Schumacher won the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday in his new Ferrari, edging younger brother Ralf by less than a second.

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.

Touting trout

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.

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.

Georgia hunting, fishing licenses expire today

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

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:

Outdoors calendar

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.

Maryland's Dixon sets the standard

Retreads make Hoosiers roll

Study tracks drugs in stream
ATHENS, Ga. - The creatures that live in the nation's streams might be a little drugged, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Government trains a few cyberdefenders
MONTEREY, Calif. -- Long before Sept. 11 and last year's virus-like attacks over the Internet, the U.S. government announced plans to train an elite corps of computer security experts to guard against cyberterrorism.

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

Bluetooth technology catching on
No doubt you've been hearing a lot about Bluetooth technology lately and can hardly wait until you can use your digital phone or handheld computer to buy a diet soda from a vending machine.

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

Potassium Iodide activist being heard 20 years into campaign
PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- For more than two decades, potassium iodide has been Alan Morris' cause.

Landowners scramble to harvest powerful crop
WASCO, Ore. -- Wheat farmer John Hilderbrand once cursed the wind that roars down the Columbia River Gorge and through this rural, hilly community, damaging crops and kicking up dust.

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.

The flying laptop needs a few items
Q. I am going to be flying overseas in June and want to bring my laptop PC. I will be staying in a decent hotel but I will be there for a month and want to be prepared. What advice can you give?

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.

South Carolina 4, Alabama 3
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina starter Steven Bondurant struck out seven in his first complete game as the Gamecocks survived a 40-minute rain delay to beat Alabama 4-3 in Southeastern Conference action Sunday.

South Carolina's sports programs on rise across the board
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The fan and booster complaints don't come near as frequently these days for South Carolina athletic director Mike McGee.

South Carolina's sports programs on rise across the board

South Carolina 4, Alabama 3

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.

Odds and ends

Cincinnati bestows honors on a cow

Lab recreates space brew

Bluetooth technology catching on

Helmets can help give baby head start

Government trains a few cyberdefenders

Deadly bacteria

Potassium Iodide activist being heard 20 years into campaign

Study tracks drugs in stream

Arthritis pills may be new treatment for cancer

High-tech gear used by mystery shoppers

The flying laptop needs a few items

Landowners scramble to harvest powerful crop