Minor leage notebook

American league preview

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

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

Greenjackets schedule

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
Roberto Alomar is ready. Really ready.

Greenjackets schedule
2002 schedule for the Augusta Greenjackets

National league preview

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).

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.

Where do VHS tapes fit into the DVD future?

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.

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.

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

Maddux is scratched from today's opener

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-Twins rained out

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

Braves roster

Cox makes tough cuts to pitching staff

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

Braves look for 11th title in a row

Braves TV schedule

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.

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

Rules vary for moving 401(k)

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

Business calendar

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.

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Olin Corp.

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.

Pocket change

Timber travail

Economists forecast steady tech sector recovery

Sweeping change

Get that portfolio in order

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.

Store credit cards can hide high interest rates

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

Take an inventory to support claims

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.

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.

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)?

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.

Wealth is the best revenge against big-box stores

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

2002 taxes can be less of an ordeal

How to hire the right person

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

Tax refund loan can be expensive

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

Seniors lead way to championship game

Williams comes up short again with Kansas

Hoosiers No. 1 in tradition

Sooners' season ends sour

Oklahoma's season ends two wins sooner than hoped

Final Four notebook

Final Four overnight ratings up 6 percent

Hoosier heroes

Underdog Indiana draws from the past

Guard power: Dales and Bird in title game

Police clash with students after Maryland victory

Maryland hangs on for victory

Huskies top Sooners for title

Championship coaches enjoy friendship

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

The forgiving spirit

The teacher shortage

A new nuke policy

Blocked again

Agendas threaten government repair

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.

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).

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:

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Sorenstam prevails in LPGA's first major

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.

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.

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.

Defends Danny Lynn's qualifications

Questions facts surrounding shooting

Ministers' stance indefensible

Oscars awarded to blacks were meant only to pacify

Bald men save on haircuts

Luckily, people still elect their leaders

Georgia should adopt Texas' highway rules

NAACP wrong about Dixie flag

Students offer plan to fix government

County politics prevents justice

Was LeBlanc jury just plain stupid?

Egg head

Daily TV highlights for week beginning Monday

Fine arts calendar

Doors thrown open in 'Garage'

How you can keep your favorite shows on air, maybe

When famous women were girls

Funny thing is, Fox soars on comedy

Documentary about Jacksonville murder case wins Oscar

Lynx game day
Florida Everblades at Augusta Lynx

Lynx playoff push falls short of goal

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 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 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 notebook

Man to repay McDonald's scam

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.

Minister was race pioneer

Across the area

Around town

Edgefield, Johnston plan vote

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.

Supply & demand

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

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.

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

News you can use

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

Subscriber of the day

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.

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

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.

Braves rout Phillies in opener

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Across the southeast

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.

Privacy, security at issue on base

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.

Progress made on city change

Pet hotels full for Masters

Across South Carolina

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Around town

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.

Owners neglect their lots

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.

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.

Budget is item of week

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.

Bill proposes longer terms

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

Bars, restaurants stock up for crowds

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.

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

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.

Subscriber of the day

And in the end

News you can use

Bills focus on open records

Students set sail in Brunswick

Sconyers urges more power

Across South Carolina

Across the Southeast

Holiday packs aisles

Concert crowds hold up traffic

DNA case sparks conflict

Across Georgia

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

Stalking the wild Easter egg

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.

Girl travels to teach, learn

In the beginning

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

In the beginning
It's ugly work.

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

Across the area

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.

Home- school breaks sought

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Baron Davis leds Hornets to win

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. 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

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

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. 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

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

Joseph Echols Sr., M.D.    (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

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

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

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. Paul Bilton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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. 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. Hugh Carpenter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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. C.W. Thompson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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. Lessie Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Samuel Coalson    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
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Mr. Hugh Carpenter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Gilbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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. Paul Bilton    (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

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

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

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

Mr. Arthur Scurry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Albert Newton (STATESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ellen McClearen (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Holton (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Paul Bilton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Neil Grant (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Kate Strickland (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Louise Hilliard (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Katie Gilbert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearl Wiggins (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Hugh Carpenter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. John Walls (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Walls (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Nell Scott (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. WillieMae Crook (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. George Williamson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Clair Marriott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lessie Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dawn Webster (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Sara Newman

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

Mrs. Ela Dawson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lucille Wright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Katie Gilbert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Bilton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Mixon (KITE, Ga.)

Temekia Andrews (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Kate Tucker (CLAXTON, Ga.)

Mr. Hugh Carpenter (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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Area sports announcents

Agassi beats Federer in Key Biscayne final

Travis Carter determined to stay in stock-car racing

Nascar notes

Michael Schumacher wins Brazilian GP

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

Touting trout

Georgia hunting, fishing licenses expire today

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.

Cooking wild

Maryland's Dixon sets the standard

Retreads make Hoosiers roll

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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 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.

South Carolina 4, Alabama 3

Odds and ends

Cincinnati bestows honors on a cow

Arthritis pills may be new treatment for cancer

High-tech gear used by mystery shoppers

Bluetooth technology catching on

The flying laptop needs a few items

Lab recreates space brew

Deadly bacteria

Study tracks drugs in stream

Government trains a few cyberdefenders

Landowners scramble to harvest powerful crop

Potassium Iodide activist being heard 20 years into campaign

Helmets can help give baby head start