Concert calendar
Here is a listing of local shows.

Video watch
Here are reviews from Roger Ebert and other critics of some recent video releases.

Show will challenge bands' creativity
Augusta bands Neato Torpedo, the Shark DeVilles, Jemani, Horsepower and Deathstar are responding to a unique challenge with smoke machines, sequins and sonic mayhem.

Applause calendar

Club calendar
Here is a listing of activities happening in the local clubs.

A man of many talents

Director mastered craft
I have always loved the work of Billy Wilder: Nobody could boast the all-encompassing command of the cinematic medium like Mr. Wilder, who died March 27 at age 95.

Show will challenge bands' creativity

Ramblin' Rhodes: Local fans not seeing 'Austin'
Here's another reason to be upset with Comcast cable for not carrying Country Music Television: CMT is airing the Best of Austin City Limits, a series culled from the 27-year-old PBS weekly concert series, with performances by the Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, George Strait, Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Alan Jackson and others.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Local fans not seeing 'Austin'

Got time and $100,000? Play a round with Tiger!
What would it be like to play a round of golf with Tiger Woods?

The Stevies

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater location for today through Thursday. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert.

Mini reviews

The Stevies
One year ago, I decided that I wanted to recognize the achievements of the local arts community and instituted an annual award I egotistically dubbed the Stevies.

Got time and $100,000? Play a round with Tiger!

A man of many talents
Since first emerging as a young comedian in the early 1960s, the omnipresent Mr. Cosby, who performs Wednesday at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, has made his mark in multiple fields.

Concert calendar

Standing ovations
The Fabulous Expressions will perform at the Killian's Par Three Party at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Last Call in the National Hills Shopping Center across from the Augusta National. Tickets are $6 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets are available at Bi-Lo stores. Call (803) 278-4TIX or visit tixonline.com.

Director mastered craft

Standing ovations

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle.

Club calendar

Screens latest salvo in skirmish between Cubs, neighbors

Mets acquire Expos closer Strickland
ATLANTA -- The New York Mets acquired Montreal closer Scott Strickland on Friday, sending Bruce Chen and two minor leaguers to the Expos.

Mets acquire Expos closer Strickland

Prep baseball statistics
Here are statistics for area prep baseball players.

Screens latest salvo in skirmish between Cubs, neighbors
CHICAGO -- Ah, opening day at quaint, old Wrigley Field. Ivy vines clinging to the outfield walls, the hand-changed scoreboard in center field, Chicago Cubs fans swearing this is finally their year.

Super Bonds off to incredible start
LOS ANGELES -- Barry Bonds is hitting the ball so hard, there's only one way to stop him - outfielders in the bleachers.

Prep baseball statistics

Super Bonds off to incredible start

Hawks pay extra in Westside loss
The way Washington County coach Dwayne Sapp figured it his team played only 4 1/2 innings of baseball Friday at Westside. So, he decided to load the Golden Hawks on the team bus, drive back to Sandersville, Ga., and have a nice little night practice.

Twins seek dismissal of lawsuit over elimination threat
MINNEAPOLIS -- The lease that allowed the Minnesota Twins to play in 2002 was cited by the team Thursday as the main reason to dismiss an attempt to keep the club in the Metrodome.

Spring is great, except for changing the clocks

Maddux goes on the 15-day DL
ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves right-hander Greg Maddux was placed on the 15-day disabled list for the first time in his career Friday night.

Braves lose to Mets
ATLANTA - When Braves reliever Chris Hammond, who is one of the spring's feel-good stories, gave up a three-run homer to Jeromy Burnitz in the fifth inning Friday night, you could almost hear 35,347 hearts go thud at Turner Field.

Bullpen off to a good start

Braves notebook
ATLANTA -- The Braves will decide today whether Greg Maddux will start Sunday, but as far as the four-time Cy Young winner is concerned, he's pitching.

Braves rout Phillies, 11-2

Braves rout Phillies, 11-2
ATLANTA -- Seven runs in one inning?

Maddux goes on the 15-day DL

Braves notebook

Bullpen off to a good start
ATLANTA - The bullpen is off to a rousing start, allowing just one hit and no runs in 7 2/3 innings, and John Smoltz is beginning to understand the invisible world of relievers.

Braves lose to Mets

Business briefs
NEW YORK - An upbeat outlook from 3M and lower stock prices brought tentative buyers to Wall Street on Friday and gave blue chips a moderate boost. But investors again traded cautiously in the tech sector, sending shares down on a rumor of a profit warning from IBM.

DSM Chemicals cuts 50 positions
Citing the need to maintain profit margins, DSM Chemicals North America laid off 50 contract workers Wednesday at its Augusta chemical plant.

The New Curiosity Shop
The newest store attempting to tap into the youth culture surrounding Broad Street opened this week.

Ten ways to avoid problems at tax time
Looking for ways to avoid the last-minute rush for doing your taxes? The IRS offers these tips...

Car tax is lower for 2002
Drivers who have already paid their annual vehicle tax this year have likely noticed a precipitous drop from 2001.

DSM Chemicals cuts 50 positions

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Car tax is lower for 2002

Jobless numbers increase
WASHINGTON - The nation's unemployment rate nudged up to 5.7 percent in March, but employers added 58,000 new positions to payrolls, signaling a strengthening economy that hasn't completely filtered down to the jobs market.

Ten ways to avoid problems at tax time

Monsanto workers await layoff news
ST. LOUIS - Monsanto Co. plans to cut less than 5 percent of its work force as the agricultural biotechnology leader works toward bringing earnings growth into double digits after next year.

Business briefs

Jobless numbers increase

The New Curiosity Shop

How to prepare your tax return for mailing
Your tax return is complete and ready to be mailed. Now what? The IRS recommends that you take a few minutes to make certain that all information is complete and accurate before sealing that envelope. This simple precaution could help you avoid mistakes that may delay your refund or result in correspondence with the IRS.

Clemson to play spring game at Riggs Field
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Planning on taking in Clemson's spring game Saturday at Death Valley? Better think again.

Dantzler's gone, what's next for Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. -- It doesn't take long to see that something's very different with Clemson's offense.

Clemson to play spring game at Riggs Field

Dantzler's gone, what's next for Clemson

Bowden eager to see more experienced players in spring game
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Bobby Bowden has seen enough of his team during spring practice to convince him that Florida State has what it takes to get back into the national title picture.

Check him for knives

Results of gridlock

Bad rail investment

Ornamental plants have spiritual connection

Weed-free gardening achievable
Weeds are the bane of vegetable gardeners. They rob other plants of precious water and nutrients, stunt vegetables by hogging sunlight and make the garden unsightly.

Ornamental plants have spiritual connection
We don't usually think of Poland as a center for ornamental plant breeding, nor do we connect religious life with hybridizing the most beautiful flowers in the world.

Weed-free gardening achievable

Jackets pay for miscues
For four innings, the Augusta GreenJackets played strong defense behind starter Rafael Sanchez, putting him in position to win his season debut.

Let's Play Ball
Paul Dorey threw his first baseball in America on Thursday night, and it wasn't what he expected.

Let's Play Ball
Paul Dorey threw his first baseball in America on Thursday night, and it wasn't what he expected.

Jackets pay for miscues
There were four big-league-caliber defensive plays turned in by the Augusta GreenJackets in Game 2 of the 2002 season, none prettier than an acrobatic, diving catch in the third inning by center fielder Antron Seiber.

Game report
Player of the game: Macon first baseman Scott Thorman went 3-for-4 with a triple and one RBI.

Augusta earns win in opener
Bryan Barnowski tied the Gulf Coast League record for home runs in 2000, then spent all of last season trying to prove it wasn't a fluke.

Howell's cuts streak ends

Sweden's Petterson leads Portuguese Open golf
FARO, Portugal -- Carl Petterson of Sweden has a four-shot lead after shooting a 6-under-par 66 Thursday in the rain-delayed first round of Portuguese Open.

Bobby Jones still looms over Masters

Elkington leads at BellSouth, but it won't help Masters chances

Elkington leads at BellSouth, but it won't help Masters chances
DULUTH, Ga. -- Steve Elkington is trying to send a message to Augusta National.

Howell's cuts streak ends
DULUTH, Ga. - This isn't the way Charles Howell wanted to go into the biggest week of his life.

Pre-teen golfer gets exemption to Asahi Ryokuken

Golf courses may be left high and dry this summer

Sorenstam returns to defend still another title
TARZANA, Calif. -- Fresh off a victory in the LPGA's first major of 2002, Annika Sorenstam defends her title in the Office Depot Championship, which she won last year with an amazing comeback.

NAACP to protest day before WorldCom Classic tournament

Ocean Course to undergo serious renovations
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- As if Pete Dye's first design wasn't devilish enough, the famed golf architect will take a second crack this summer at his mysterious and challenging Ocean Course.

Dougherty leads Legends of Golf
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Ed Dougherty birdied the final two holes for a 6-under-par 66 and a one-stroke lead over Hale Irwin after the first round of the Legends of Golf on Friday.

Jaguars will defend title on home course

Pre-teen golfer gets exemption to Asahi Ryokuken
Michelle Wie, the youngest player to earn a spot in an LPGA Tour event through a Monday qualifier, received a sponsor exemption Friday to play in next month's Asahi Ryokuken International at Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club in North Augusta.

Elkington leads Mickelson by 1 in Bellsouth
DULUTH, Ga. - Here we go again.

Ocean Course to undergo serious renovations

Dougherty leads Legends of Golf

NAACP to protest day before WorldCom Classic tournament
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- The NAACP plans to remind PGA fans about the civil rights group's tourism boycott of South Carolina before players tee off at the WorldCom Classic tournament this month.

Jaguars will defend title on home course
Oliver Wilson still thinks about it. How can he forget it?

Golf courses may be left high and dry this summer
WEST CHESTER, Pa. -- John Dangoia is used to hitting the occasional bad golf shot. But with the dry conditions, he's gotten some especially weird bounces.

Bobby Jones still looms over Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The land that Bobby Jones first fell in love with from the balcony of what would become the Augusta National clubhouse still looks much the same, though it's no longer possible to see down into Amen Corner.

Sorenstam returns to defend still another title

Game report

Let's Play Ball

Jackets pay for miscues

Augusta earns win in opener

It's hoops star time at Richmond Academy

Hephzibah taps new football coach
Since the day he resigned his Hephzibah football coach job in January, Bill Navas has pushed hard for Todd Booker to replace him.

Minnesota's Leopold wins Hobey Baker Award

Minnesota's Leopold wins Hobey Baker Award
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Hours before he received the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in college hockey, Minnesota's Jordan Leopold anxiously paced back and forth in his hotel room.

Spring is great, except for changing the clocks
OK, let's see.

Officials search for missing child
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office was searching Monte Sano Avenue late Saturday night for a 9-year-old boy who had been missing since 3 p.m.

Scary justice in New Ellenton

Why the U.S. Army Special Forces are so special

Let's use all influences in motto

Ryberg stubborn on magistrate pick

Suggests cleanup of Augusta area

Weak, corrupt Bush will lose war

Woods knows exactly who he is

American's spiraling credit card debt destroying nation

Urges youth credit card counseling

Concert at Diamond Lakes was an out-of-control mess

Airports freshen up their images

They protect and serve dinner
Officers will continue to serve during lunch and dinner today at the Red Lobster on Whiskey Road in Aiken.

Car accident kills Thomson leader
Thomson businessman and civic leader James Wilson Jr. died Wednesday evening after he was struck by a car while crossing Georgia Highway 10 in a golf car.

Maps ruling awaited

Hephzibah man charged with rape
Police have charged a Hephzibah man with rape, false imprisonment and aggravated stalking, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office lieutenant.

Corrections
An article in Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about layoffs at DSM Chemicals North America should have said the 50 affected workers are a combination of DSM employees and contract employees of Austin Industrial.

Lawmakers lobby for Fort Gordon
A National Disaster Management Training Center at Fort Gordon not only could attract high-tech industry to the Augusta area, but would also protect the fort in the government's next round of base closings and realignments.

Across South Carolina

Aiken has plenty of weekend diversions
AIKEN - Aiken residents have no excuse for sitting home on the couch Saturday.

Across South Carolina

Subscriber of the day

Across the area

Around town

Tree keeper's children donate Athens plaque

News you can use

Interstate 20 construction haulted during Masters week
Construction on Interstate 20 will resume April 16.

Rescued dogs go up for adoption
AIKEN - Those who have been looking to adopt a dog after a raid on a Salley woman's home will have their chance starting Monday.

Interstate 20 construction haulted during Masters week

Across Georgia
MACON -Margarethia Ellis is once again the first lady of Macon, she said Thursday.

'The world is built around Dixie Union'

Study counts voting
Some local legislators have been wondering why they should change the structure of city government.

Former officer convicted of sexual assault
BRUNSWICK - A former Glynn County police officer has been convicted of having sex with a woman involved in a domestic disturbance case that he was investigating in December 1999.

News you can use
BACK IN TIME April 6, 1972 Carey M. Shackelford, the chairman of the Aiken County Hospital Board, said Wednesday there is no lack of concern for the medical care needs of North Augustans, as asserted by a group earlier this week.

Corrections

Airports freshen up their images
For many Masters visitors, a first impression of Augusta forms soon after their plane touches down.

Reptiles abound at annual crawl

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Subscriber of the day
Gregory Woodlief is today's subscriber of the day.

Pet group to use Masters as stage
If you see Elaine van der Linden holding up a sign on Washington Road during Masters Week, look closely.

Sheriff slaying trial moved from DeKalb
DECATUR, Ga. - Citing "intensive pretrial publicity," a judge ruled Friday that the murder and racketeering trial of former Sheriff Sidney Dorsey will be moved out of DeKalb County.

Court rejects state Senate map

Hunley committee faces site decision
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. - When the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley was raised from the Atlantic almost two years ago, the plan was to display it in a new wing of the Charleston Museum.

Students vacation during tournament
As thousands of golf fans pour into Augusta for the Masters Tournament, hundreds of Paine College students are packing their bags to leave.

Reptiles abound at annual crawl
The 19th Annual Carolina Cooter Race will be today at 2 p.m. during the Allendale County Cooter Festival in Allendale.

Maps ruling awaited
ATLANTA - By tonight, state lawmakers are expected to have a better idea of how they'll spend the final three days of their 2002 session.

Timetable set for expressway construction
AIKEN - The extension of Bobby Jones Expressway into South Carolina now has a solid timeline.

Airport starts car searches for Masters
Security guards set up a checkpoint at Augusta Regional Airport on Thursday and began searching all vehicles as part of a plan to handle Masters Week traffic.

Pet group to use Masters as stage

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Cheryl Custer of Grovetown.

Waiting at Regency

Corrections
A story that ran in Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle about CSRA Waste Inc. filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy incorrectly portrayed the relationship between CSRA Waste and competing city hauler Augusta Disposal and Recycling. The two haulers are independent of one another.

News you can use

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

Forum promotes positive approach for Augusta

Tree keeper's children donate Athens plaque
ATHENS, Ga. - A new plaque commemorating Athens' most unusual property owner was dedicated in a small ceremony Wednesday.

Work crews help Augusta bloom

Rally will celebrate area's sexual assault survivors
Some are painfully simple: "Claire, never again," or "female age 7."

Across South Carolina
HARRISBURG, Pa. -Lawyers fighting a murder charge against a former York, Pa., mayor in the 1969 death of a black South Carolina woman during race riots are seeking a state appellate court's review of the case.

Work crews help Augusta bloom
When spectators descend on the Augusta National Golf Club on Monday for the 66th Masters Tournament, The Garden City will be in full bloom.

Airport starts car searches for Masters

Aiken has plenty of weekend diversions

Rescued dogs go up for adoption

'The world is built around Dixie Union'
DIXIE UNION, Ga. - Although the name implies some sort of compromise, there is no doubt a community straddling U.S. Highway 1 is in Dixie.

Across Georgia

Forum promotes positive approach for Augusta
Those tired of the blame game over the lack of progress in Augusta should plan to attend a public forum sponsored by Augustans Together, said Andy Reese, the program chairman for the group..

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Despite published reports and pressure from the state NAACP, hip-hop group Outkast will perform at the 3 Rivers Music Festival today, said the executive assistant to the band, Janice Faison.

Waiting at Regency
In a deserted sea of concrete, the Regency Mall bus transfer station is a small, secluded island of activity.

Around town

SRS Cold War team reminisces about role
Bud Nicholson remembers the sleepless night on a train from Buffalo, N.Y., to Wilmington, Del.

Bike course tests officers

SRS Cold War team reminisces about role

Corrections

Study counts voting

Across Georgia
BRUNSWICK -In a somber speech to a group of Glynn County middle school pupils, the grandson of tobacco magnate R.J. Reynolds warned that his family's business could kill them.

Subscriber of the day

Lawmakers lobby for Fort Gordon

They protect and serve dinner

Bike course tests officers
AIKEN - Chasing the bad guys isn't always done in a squad car with the air conditioner on.

Across the area

Rally will celebrate area's sexual assault survivors

Court rejects state Senate map
State legislators will have to redraw the Senate map in time for a vote when the General Assembly reconvenes Tuesday. The redrawn map also will have to get federal approval before candidates can qualify for those seats June 19.

Car accident kills Thomson leader

Across the area
Savannah River Site officials are asking area residents not to be alarmed if they see emergency crews and vehicles around the installation April 23-25.

Students vacation during tournament

Across the area
New Ellenton authorities are checking on reports that a missing woman with Alzheimer's disease was seen this week eating at a Hardee's restaurant in Allendale County.

Officials search for missing child

News you can use
April 5, 1967 The danger of overloading the city of Augusta's computer with a large general election ballot still exists, two local officials said Tuesday.

Hawks 95, Pacers 94

Mailman sits out game with swollen knee
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Jazz forward Karl Malone, nursing a swollen right knee, was scratched from the lineup for Friday night's game against the Sacramento Kings.

Hawks 95, Pacers 94
ATLANTA -- Reggie Miller missed a fadeaway 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Atlanta Hawks beat Indiana 95-94 Tuesday night, sending the Pacers to their fifth loss in six games.

With Houston set, Panthers now on the clock

Falcons re-sign Kozlowski

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Mrs. Francenia Major    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Monday, April 1, 2002, at the Doctors Hospital, Mrs. Francenia Bassett Major of Springview Drive. Funeral services will be held today, Friday, April 6, 2002, at 2 p.m. fro

Mr. Allen Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Doolittle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Thursday, April 4, 2002, Mr. James Doolittle, of Windsor Spring Road, husband of Mrs. Mary Doolittle. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Hatcher Funeral Home, Augusta.

Mr. Thomas Douglas    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - The visitation for Mr. Thomas E. Dou

Mrs. Mary Phillips    (STILLMORE, Ga.)
STILLMORE, Ga. - Mary Juanita Durden Phillips, age 83, of Stillmore died Thursday, April 4, 2002. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 6, 2002, at 11 a.m., in the Stillmore Missionary Baptist

Mrs. Martha Fouche    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Martha Lou Godwin Fouche, 83, of Hillcrest Drive, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Baptist Hospital in Miami, Fla. Martha was the beloved daug

Mr. Earl Gregory    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Earl

Mrs. Wilma Futrell    (WADLEY, Ga.)
WADLEY, Ga. - Mrs. Wilma Futrell

Mr. Solomon Cooper Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Suzanne Gary    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIK

Mr. Arthur Scurry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Greene    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
GLOVERVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest on Friday, April 5, 2002, Mr. Marvin Edward Greene of Gloverville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Napier Funeral Home, Graniteville.

Mrs. Cora Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice Hester    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Holston    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Enter

Mr. William Hiles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga.

Mr. John Farrer Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Deacon Ivery Hill Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Homegoing celebration for Deacon Ivery "Ira" Hill Sr., of West Chester Lane, Thomson, who died April 3,

Mr. Lawton Daniels    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr.Lawton A. Daniels, age 70, died Thursday in Augusta. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 6, at 11 a.m. in May and Smith Funeral Home, Sandersvi

Mr. Walter Holston    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Enter

Mrs. Evangeline White    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered Thursday, April 4, 2002, in

Mrs. Betty Hughey    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)
FAIRFAX, S.C. - Mrs. Betty Nix Hughey, widow of James W. "Bill" Hughey, died Thursday a

Charles Watson Sr.    (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN, Ga. - Mr. Watson of Millen, entered into rest on Sunday, March 31, 2002, at his

Mr. Otis Hurt    ( MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Mr. Otis Allen Hurt, 66, husband of Mrs. Jonell Hurt, died April 4, 2002 at the VA Medical Center, Augusta. Funeral services will be private. Mr. Hurt has been living in Martinez

Mr. Hugar Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. Hugar F. Pope, age 31, of Horry Street, entered into rest April 1, 2002. Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Troy Toney offic

Mrs. Evelyn Kearse    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)
FAIRFAX, S.C. - Mrs. Evelyn Knopf Kearse, widow of the late H. Baldwin Kearse, died Thursday at her residence. She was 88. Mrs. Kearse was born in Olar February 15,

Mr. Tommy Mulholland    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mr. Tommy Mulholland, 39, of Edgefield Road, entered into rest Thursday, April 4, 2002, in Rock Hill. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Tony King Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Anthony "Tony" Roger King Sr., 40, entered into r

Mr. Alexander Mason    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. Alexander Burch Mason, 73, of Lincolnton, entered into rest on April 2, 2002, at Willis Memorial Hospital, Washington. Mr. Mason was a retired educator of

Mr. Bobby Knox    (APPLING, Ga.)
APPLING, Ga. - Entered into rest April 4, 2002, at his residence, Mr. James Robert "Bobby" Knox. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Ap

Mr. Thomas Kennedy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Sunday, March 31, 2002, at the V.A. Medical Center, Uptown Division, Retired First Sgt. Thomas Edison Kenne

Mr. James Lee    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. James M. Lee, age 45, of B. Tennessee Avenue, entered into rest, April 4, 2002, at his residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors include a father, Horac

Mr. Walter Heyward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at the residence, Mr. Walter Heyward of Cook Road. Funera

Mrs. Alice McCladdie    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entere

Mrs. Agnes Freeland    (VAN NUYS, Calif.)
VAN NUYS, Calif. - Mrs. Agnes McLandon Freeland, 89, died Thursday, March 28, 2002. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, April 6, 2002, at Mount Carme

Mrs. Lillian McJunkin    (RICHBURG, S.C.)
RICHBURG, S.C. - Mrs

Mr. Pont Chambers    (SALUDA, S.C.)
SALUDA, S.C. - Entered into rest Thursday, April 4, 2002, Mr. Pont D. Chambers of Saluda, age 90, formerly of Graniteville, husband of the late Edith Gibson Chambers and son of the late Wade Hampton Chambers and the lat

Mrs. Cora Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Brooks Sr.    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Charli

Mrs. Fannie Marshall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Sunday March 31, 2002, in New York, Mrs. Fannie Marshall, daughter of the late Deacon Sylvester and Lizzie Broadwater Marshall of Clarks Hill, S.C. Graveside services will be h

Mrs. Ruth Coyle    (ORANGEBURG, S.C.)
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth S. Coyle will be held in St. Petersburg, Fla., under the directio

Mrs. Dorothy Osburn    (MARION, Kan.)
MARION, Kan. - Mrs. Dorothy S. Osburn, 71, died April 4, 2002. Memorial services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, A

Mr. James Doolittle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest April 4, 2002, at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Mr. James D. Doolittle, 73, of Windsor

Mrs. Emma Cummings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Whitaker    (ESTILL SPRINGS, Tenn.)
ESTILL SPRINGS, Tenn. - Entered into rest Monday, April 1, 2002, at Franklin County Hospital, Mr. John P. Whitaker of Estill Springs, Tenn. Funeral service w

Mrs. Inez Crain    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Inez Claud Crain will be held Sunday, April 7, 2002, at 1:30 p.m., in St. Johns Unite

Mr. Neumin Tanenbaum    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Delores Coss    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on April 3, 2002, Mrs. Delores S. Coss, 81, of Medlar Street, wife of William S. Coss. Funeral services will be held from The Southside Baptist Church on Saturday at noon with Rev. Greg Bentley officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1725, Augusta, GA, 30901, or to the Southside Baptist Church Building Fund, 3612 Mike Padgett Highway, Augusta, GA 30906. Hatcher Funeral Home, Augusta.

Mrs. Dorothy Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Dorothy L. Smith, 76, wife of the late Forrest H. Smith Jr., died Tuesday, April 2, 2002 in Augusta. A memorial service will be held Sat

Mr. Hugar Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. Hugar F. Pope, age 31, of Horry Street, entered into rest April 1, 2002. Funeral services will be 3 p.m., today, April 6, 2002, at Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Troy Toney officiating. The remains will lie in state in th

Mr. Justin Proctor Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Justin Robert Proctor Jr., will be held in Enka, N.C., under the direction of Williams Funeral Servic

Mr. John Ray Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dawn Oglesby    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Dawn Murphy Oglesby died April 2, 2002. Graveside services are Friday, April 5, 2002, at 4 p.m., Millen City Cemetery, Elder Kurt Baker and Elder Gary Johnson officiating. S

Rev. Lethia Roberts    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Nelson    (WADLEY, Ga.)
WADLEY, Ga. - Mrs. Mildred Gilmore Nelson died on Saturday, March 30, 2002, at the Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Funeral will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2002, at 2 p.m. at OBethel Baptist Church in B

Mr. Solomon Cooper Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga.- Entered into rest Monday, April 1, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mr. Solomon Cooper, Sr., of Hillsinger Road. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 6, 2002, at 3 p.m., at Bryant Grove Baptist C

Mrs. Frankie Mosley    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Frankie Mae Mosley, age 65, of Mark Anthony Road, entered into rest April 4, 2002, at her residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors include husband, Richmond Mosley; two daughters, Lorez Priester, Ed

Mr. Edwin Sanders    (BATH, S.C.)
BATH, S.C. - Entered into rest on Friday

Mrs. Alice McCladdie    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtle Saul    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie Marshall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Scurry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, March 29, 2002, at University Hospital,

Mr. Bobby Knox    (APPLING, Ga.)
APPLING, Ga. - Entered into rest April 4, 2002, at his residence, Mr. James Robert "Bobby" Knox. Funeral services will

Mrs. Susie Smith    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Susie Means Smith, 84, of Thomson, e

Ms. Essie Jordan    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Ms. Essie Mae Jordan, 65, of Patterson Street, Allendale, died April 1, 2002. Funeral services will be held 2 p

Mrs. Betty Timmerman    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Betty Lee Willingham

Mrs. Jeanette Hoffman    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Evangeline White    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered Thursday, April 4, 2002, in

Mr. Roy Harrell    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Wilkes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, April 1, 2002, at the residence, Mrs. Barbara Jean Wilkes of Bellemeade Drive. Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 6, 2002, at 11 a.m. at New Zion Hill Baptist Church with Rev. James Hogan officiating. Bur

Mrs. Mary Grant    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Mary E. "Mae" Grant, of Pecan Court, Thomson, Ga., entered into rest Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at the University Hospital, Augusta, Ga. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 6, 2002, at the Second Mount Moriah B

Mrs. Frances Bettis    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Frances E. Bettis, 75, of Marlboro Street, N.E. Aiken, died Monday, April 1, 2002, at her residence. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 6, 2002, at 1 p.m.

Mrs. Martha Fouche    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Martha Godwin Fouche, 84, of Hillcrest Drive, entered into rest Wednesday afternoon, at Baptist Hospital in Miami, Fla. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hopkins Funeral Home.

Mrs. Leona Badonsky    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Leona Badonsky, 92, wife of the late Paul Badonsky, died April 4, 2002, at Aike

Mr. James Edwards Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at the residence, Mr. James Daniel Edwards Sr. of Laney Walker Blvd. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 5, 2002, at 2 p.m.,

Mr. James Wilson Jr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. James E. Wilson Jr, 79, beloved husband of Mrs. Ruth Wilson, of Augusta Hwy., died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, in the Medical College of Georgia Medical Center. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Fr

Mr. Thomas Douglas    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - The visitation for Mr. Thomas E. Dougla

Mr. Julius Wright    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
WILLISTON, S.C. - Mr. Julius June Wright, age 68, entered into rest

Mr. Alfred Dixon    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Alfred Dixon, 45. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 5, at Glenn Temple Cemetery, in Wadley, Ga. Garrer Funeral Home, Louisville, Ga.

Rev. Lynwood Williams    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
WARRENVILLE, S.C. - Rev. Lynwood C. Williams, 64, husband of Mrs. Ida Williams, died Thursday. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, at George Funeral Homes.

Mr. John Dinkins Jr.    (MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C.)
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. - John Rackley Dinkins Jr., age 46, of Mount Pleasant, died on Tuesday, April 2, 2002. A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 5, 2002,

Mr. Walter Carswell    (BRONX, N.Y.)
BRONX, N.Y. - Entered into rest Monday, April 1, 2002, at the Calvary Hospital, Bronx, N.Y., Mr. Walter Griffin Carswell, of Manhattan, N.Y. Funeral arrangements w

Mrs. Mary Bussey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, April 4, 2002, at Westw

Featured obituary: Alice McCladdie
Making other people happy was Alice McCladdie's lifetime goal, those who knew her said.

Mrs. Delores Coss    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Beam    (GREENVILLE, S.C.)
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Mary Sarah Beam, of Rolling Green Village, former

Mr. Oscar Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sheldon Zissett    (OLAR, S.C.)
OLAR, S.C. - Sheldon J. Ziossett, 65, of Olar, S.C., died Thursday in the Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, S.C. Funeral services will be held on Sunday in the Olar First Baptist Church at 3

Mrs. Barbara Wilkes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Brantley    (TENNILLE, Ga.)
TENNILLE, Ga. - Mr. Ralph Brantley, age 100, of Edwards Ford Road, Tennille, died Friday, April 5 at the Washington County Extended C

Mrs. Lucille Wright    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Lucille Clark Wr

Mr. Paul Baker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Paul C. Baker, 67, entered into rest Friday, April 5, 2002 at Eisenhower Army Medical Center and was the beloved husband of

Mrs. Florence Zimmerman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered in

Mr. James Buck    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Fannie Marshall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alexander Mason (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Osburn (MARION, Kan.)

Mr. Hugar Pope (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Bobby Knox (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Scurry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Delores Coss (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Baker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Fouche (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian McJunkin (RICHBURG, S.C.)

Mr. Charlie Brooks Sr. (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Edwin Sanders (BATH, S.C.)

Rev. Lynwood Williams (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Inez Crain (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Bettis (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Solomon Cooper Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred Dixon (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Zimmerman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Ray Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Hiles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Grant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie Marshall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Phillips (STILLMORE, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Hughey (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mr. James Doolittle (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Timmerman (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Coyle (ORANGEBURG, S.C.)

Mr. Walter Holston (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Scurry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marvin Greene (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Douglas (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Lucille Wright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Wilkes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Suzanne Gary (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Justin Proctor Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Cora Moore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Brantley (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Knox (APPLING, Ga.)

Deacon Ivery Hill Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Smith (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice Hester (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Fouche (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Hugar Pope (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Julius Wright (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Walter Holston (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Wilma Futrell (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. John Farrer Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Bussey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tommy Mulholland (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Evangeline White (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Agnes Freeland (VAN NUYS, Calif.)

Mr. Pont Chambers (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mr. Walter Carswell (BRONX, N.Y.)

Mrs. Alice McCladdie (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Heyward (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Douglas (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James Wilson Jr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James Lee (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Dawn Oglesby (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Leona Badonsky (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Kennedy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Charles Watson Sr. (MILLEN, Ga.)

Ms. Essie Jordan (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. James Edwards Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Whitaker (ESTILL SPRINGS, Tenn.)

Mrs. Evangeline White (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Nelson (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Otis Hurt ( MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Delores Coss (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Earl Gregory (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Lawton Daniels (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Harrell (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Solomon Cooper Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Cummings (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtle Saul (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Francenia Major (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Results of gridlock
Anyone who still doubts the Augusta Commission's gridlock voting rules should be changed need only reflect on the garbage collection crisis, an out-of-control train that is just now picking up speed.

Weak, corrupt Bush will lose war
Our Russian allies just helped Iran build a nuclear reactor, and our Saudi Arabian allies are telling us that the United States should force Israel to withdraw to indefensible borders, or they will give $150 million to Palestinian terrorists. Mark Gelbart, Augusta

Urges youth credit card counseling
Regarding an article by Ray Westbrook in the April 2 Business section of The Chronicle, "Students get financial advice from peers": Shannon Thomason Gallegos, Augusta

Why the U.S. Army Special Forces are so special
P.K. Fitzgerald's letter on April 1 concerning the unfortunate incident in North Carolina where two soldiers were accidentally shot by a policeman cannot go without comment. John B. Cheatham, Augusta

Let's use all influences in motto
I think it was a great idea to include all the flags that shaped Georgia's history on the new state flag. The same idea can be used to select a new motto for our fair city. Add a little bit of everything that helped shape this city's history, like: "Welcome to Augusta - Home of the Masters, Gardens, Medicine and the Godfather of Soul." Melvin C. Jones, Augusta

Check him for knives
"... the Queen was in a furious passion, and went stamping about, and shouting 'Off with his head!' or 'Off with her head!' about once in a minute."

Concert at Diamond Lakes was an out-of-control mess
The Chronicle's Metro section story, ("Concert crowds hold up traffic," covering the traffic problem caused by the Powerfest/KISS Family Reunion at Diamond Lakes Regional Park on March 31) didn't scratch the surface. Laurie Peacock, Augusta

Bad rail investment
With Georgia's tax revenues dropping like a rock for most of the past year, Gov. Roy Barnes had to order 2.5 percent spending cuts in the middle of this fiscal year and call for a whopping 5 percent across-the-board cut in next year's budget.

Scary justice in New Ellenton
New Ellenton. The name suggests a revival but, in stark contrast, it is a business failure, except for one building which serves as the police department, mayor's office, courthouse and perhaps the entire government of this ignored town. It came complete with an empty vending machine, dirty, dimly-lit restrooms and a very crowded courtroom. John Wilson, Ridge Spring, S.C.

Woods knows exactly who he is
I am writing in reference to Wesley G. Ellis' March 27 letter, "Tiger Woods doesn't know who he is." Miss Tamara A. Allen, Johnston, S.C.

American's spiraling credit card debt destroying nation
With everybody and his brother in credit card debt, it makes you wonder what happened to the good ol' days when you had to go to a bank, fill out an application and, only when the bank determined you didn't need any money, would it lend you any. Gerald Roberts, Augusta

Suggests cleanup of Augusta area
I'm tired of hearing Augustans put down non-Augustans. No city is built without the help from outsiders. And one must be able to accept some constructive criticism in order to grow. All of us like a clean home, so why not a clean city and a cleaner state? J. Ravenscroft, Williston, S.C.

Ryberg stubborn on magistrate pick
It's high time Sen. Greg Ryberg, R-Aiken, provided the leadership he promised the people of Aiken County. A large number of that 64 percent he claims to represent are disturbed by his lack of willingness to compromise and settle the question of the magistrate's position, which has been vacant for more than a year. His stonewalling tactics continue to mount up in cost to the county. William John Henry, Aiken, S.C.

NASCAR notebook: Busch regulars challenged

Prep athletes of the week

Overtime

Athens mascots pay tribute to Greek gods

Elliott is at his best when the track is fast

Role reversal for Burton on Roush team, but still in top 10

Stallions schedule

Green earns pole on fast repaved Texas track

De La Hoya-Vargas bout postponed

College pole vaulters to wear helmets

Stallions open third season

Richmond Academy marches past Harlem, 4-0

De La Hoya-Vargas bout postponed
LAS VEGAS -- Oscar De La Hoya pulled out of his May 4 fight with rival Fernando Vargas on Thursday after a doctor recommended the WBC champion rest a hand injured in sparring last week.

Athens mascots pay tribute to Greek gods
ATHENS, Greece -- Two ancient terra cotta dolls representing the Greek gods Apollo and Athena are the mascots for the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Role reversal for Burton on Roush team, but still in top 10
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Jeff Burton is in an unusual position.

Overtime
Augusta's Laura Coble won her third Georgia Women's Match Play Championship in four years Friday, defeating Ginette Spinucci of Stone Mountain 3 and 2. Coble, who eliminated each of her three earlier opponents by the 13th hole during the tournament, needed 16 holes to hold off Spinucci at Sunset Hills Country Club in Carrollton.

Overtime
The South Carolina Junior Olympics and the South Caroli-na under-19 State Boxing Championships will be held Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m., in the North Augusta PAL Boxing Gym.

College pole vaulters to wear helmets
BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho State pole vaulters will wear skating helmets at a weekend meet following the death of two vaulters nationally this year.

Prep athletes of the week
Here are profiles of the area prep athletes of the week.

NASCAR notebook: Busch regulars challenged
FORT WORTH, Tex. - Today's O'Reilly 300 for the NASCAR Busch Series will have a heavy influence from the Winston Cup Series.

Green earns pole on fast repaved Texas track
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Jeff Green earned the pole for the O'Reilly 300, shattering the previous Busch series qualifying record at the repaved Texas Motor Speedway with a fast lap Thursday at 193.483 mph.

Elliott is at his best when the track is fast
FORT WORTH, Tex. - Bill Elliott is awesome again.

Richmond Academy marches past Harlem, 4-0
After Richmond Academy's third score of the night, goalkeeper Brad Webb threw his hands up in a what-could-I-have-possibly-done-about-that gesture. His frustration was understandable.

Roddick beats Robredo to give U.S. 1-0 lead over Spain
HOUSTON -- Andy Roddick used an overpowering serve to beat Tommy Robredo 6-3, 7-5, 7-6 (7) Friday, giving the United States a 1-0 lead over Spain in a Davis Cup quarterfinal.

Fishing report
The 11th annual Parent-Child Fishing Tournament will be held April 27 at Mistletoe State Park on Thurmond Lake.

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish caught and total weight of the catch.

Fishing tournament news

It's hoops star time at Richmond Academy
When Richmond Academy senior Darrin Shine participated in the Georgia North-South All-Star basketball game last month, he didn't get the full experience.

Eagles withdraw franchise tag on Trotter
PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles withdrew the franchise tag on Jeremiah Trotter on Friday, allowing the Pro Bowl linebacker to become an unrestricted free agent.

With Houston set, Panthers now on the clock
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The NFL draft is still two weeks away, and the Carolina Panthers are on the clock.

Falcons re-sign Kozlowski
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Free agent tight end Brian Kozlowski re-signed with the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday.

Panel will discuss ethics, genetics
Diagnosis, therapy, and healing are the business of medical science.

Eternal salvation is a free gift from God
Far too many years are lived making sure that we do things a certain way to please someone else. So, we find it hard to believe that we have to do nothing to please God to earn eternal salvation.

Week with the Master
When golf fever arrives in April, volunteers at Open Bible Baptist Church in Beech Island pull hymnals from the sanctuary and haul in palm trees, stuffed animals or other props for the annual Week With the Master day camp.

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

Faith digest
An old-time gospel music concert with Vonnie Wood and Promise Land begins at 7 tonight at Gracewood Baptist Church on U.S. Highway 25.

PGA pro will break bread with Augustans
Sitters were too expensive for a young, golf-loving family such as Rob and Anne Cink's, so they gave son Stewart his own sawed-off, toddler-sized clubs and took him along in their golf cart.

Stallions open third season
When it comes to chemistry, Augusta Stallions players and coaches have been known to find the right formula then forget it at crucial times.

Stallions schedule
2002 Augusta Stallions schedule

League growth spurs changes
The Augusta Stallions have hopscotched into their third different division.

Gauntt assumes quarterback role
Coach Mike Hold has said from Day 1 that Glen Gauntt would be his man at quarterback. Now, Gauntt gets his long-awaited opportunity.

Stallions open season
When it comes to chemistry, Augusta Stallions players and coaches have been known to find the right formula then forget it at crucial times.

Death count on rise
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and physician groups are trying to stem the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria by discouraging inappropriate use of the drugs and reinforcing the need for proper precautions by health care workers.

New clues on causes of repeat ear infections
Slime isn't normally something anybody would want to find, much less photograph, but researchers nevertheless are encouraged that they have been able to take pictures of slime inside the ears of chinchillas.

Rice gene study may help feed the world
Two groups of scientists from China and the United States have completed draft maps of the genetic code of rice, the first crop plant to be sequenced.

Questions about marijuana's safety still unanswered
Marijuana shook off its "weed-with-roots-in-hell" reputation decades ago, after scientific studies punctured old myths and challenged popular misconceptions about the drug.

Maker of Botox awaits FDA approval to market toxin
LOS ANGELES -- Botox has erased women's wrinkles, smoothed the furrowed brows of middle-aged TV anchormen, and given poker faces to gamblers.

Abiomed delays implanting device in nine more patients
BOSTON -- The maker of the world's first self-contained artificial heart said Wednesday it will not implant the device in nine more people by the end of June as originally planned so that it can take more time to study the lessons learned from the first six patients.

Misshapen proteins seen as culprit in Alzheimer's
New research suggests illnesses as diverse as Alzheimer's, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and adult-onset diabetes are caused by proteins that fold themselves into defective shapes, rather than proteins that have undergone harmful chemical changes.

Hurricane expert predicts more storms than usual
ORLANDO, Fla. - Hurricane expert William Gray predicted an above-average 2002 hurricane season Friday, with 12 named storms, including seven hurricanes - three of them major.

Jury indicts Georgia athletes
Two University of Georgia student-athletes were indicted on rape charges and another on an assault charge in connection with a reported Jan. 14 sexual assault.

Georgia challenges former coach Ron Polk

Injuries deplete Bulldogs

Three Georgia athletes indicted in rape case
ATHENS, Ga. -- Two University of Georgia athletes were indicted on rape charges Thursday and a third player was cited for aggravated assault with intent to rape.

Jury indicts Georgia athletes

Greene leads quarterback sweepstakes at Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. -- Redshirt freshman D.J. Shockley has been impressive this spring, but Georgia coach Mark Richt has decided sophomore David Greene will likely start the season opener Aug. 31 against Clemson.

Three Georgia athletes indicted in rape case

Georgia challenges former coach Ron Polk
ATHENS, Ga. -- When Georgia plays a three-game series at Mississippi State this weekend, the subplot may be more intriguing than how the series affects the Southeastern Conference standings.

Greene leads quarterback sweepstakes at Georgia

Injuries deplete Bulldogs
They call Georgia's spring game G-Day, and this year the "G" might stand for gimpy.

Questions about marijuana's safety still unanswered

New clues on causes of repeat ear infections

Hurricane expert predicts more storms than usual

Maker of Botox awaits FDA approval to market toxin

Misshapen proteins seen as culprit in Alzheimer's

Death count on rise

Rice gene study may help feed the world

Faith digest

Week with the Master

PGA pro will break bread with Augustans

Eternal salvation is a free gift from God

Panel will discuss ethics, genetics

Religion calendar