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.

Screens latest salvo in skirmish between Cubs, neighbors

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.

Pacers sweep doubleheader
Coming into Saturday's doubleheader with USC Aiken, the Augusta State baseball team had lost six of its last eight Peach Belt Conference games.

Mets acquire Expos closer Strickland

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.

Pacers sweep doubleheader

Augusta, or the Garden City's alphabet

Mets' nine-run inning beats Braves
ATLANTA - Maybe by the time the Atlanta Braves get back to Turner Field after their first trip of the season, the frown on Leo Mazzone's face will be gone.

Bullpen off to a good start

Maddux goes on the 15-day DL

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 notebook
ATLANTA - Greg Maddux might start on Wednesday when he's eligible to come off the disabled list, but manager Bobby Cox isn't convinced he'll be ready.

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.

Mets' nine-run inning beats Braves

Braves notebook

Braves lose to Mets

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.

On the move

Pocket change

New facility will bring more doctors to county

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.

Crisis-control blunders can destroy companies

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.

Rotating funds offer investors choices
NEW YORK - Rydex Funds caters to investors whose strategy is to invest in particular industry sectors such as banking, retailing or pharmaceuticals.

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

Mideast crisis rattles Wall Street

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Business calendar

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.

Business links
Robert Osborne squints in concentration as he lines up his putt - an 8-footer on a tricky downhill slope. Poised over the ball, he glances up at his client and smiles:

The New Curiosity Shop

Mideast crisis rattles Wall Street
NEW YORK -- Despite the cataclysmic events of Sept. 11, Wall Street somehow seemed to forget about the outside world as it focused on the domestic economy.

Jobless numbers increase

Where to file your return
Once you complete your 2001 federal tax return, you can either file it electronically or mail it to the IRS. If you choose to mail your return, use the enclosed mailing label. If you didn't receive one, be sure to read your tax instruction booklet carefully to find the address of the IRS center for your area.

Business briefs

'Opt out' forms protect privacy

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Shapiro Packing Co.

Where to file your return

New facility will bring more doctors to county
Physicians offices are few and far between in south Richmond County, which is precisely why St. Joseph Hospital plans to locate its next facility there.

Rotating funds offer investors choices

'Opt out' forms protect privacy
Q: I didn't return the privacy forms mailed by my bank, brokerage and credit card company last summer. Is it too late to stop them from sharing my personal financial information with third parties?

Business links

On the move
Michael C. Traynor has been promoted to director of Morris Communication Co.'s Western Publishing Group, a newly formed regional cluster of Morris community newspapers and shoppers. Mr. Traynor, who will be based in Augusta, was previously general manager of Morris Communication's Savannah Morning News.

Business calendar
Saturday: Successful Men of God, success seminar on faith-based business principles; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Family Worship Center, 610 Industrial Park Drive, Evans; coffee, doughnuts and lunch provided; contact Victor McKnight, president of PCM Inc., at 373-0585.

Crisis-control blunders can destroy companies
Carol Cookerly hasn't been impressed with Arthur Anderson's damage control. The troubled accounting firm, shredded in the court of public opinion for its role in Enron's fall, has responded weakly.

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.

Dantzler's gone, what's next for Clemson

Clemson spring game shows offense's shine
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson's Spring Football game yielded 44 points for the offense as running back Chad Jasmin scored three touchdowns and receiver Airese Currie had 99 yards on three catches

Clemson spring game shows offense's shine

A twist in the plot

Results of gridlock

Historic Masters

Makeup shimmers with spring colors
NEW YORK - Spring's most popular cosmetics colors will be bright and tropical with a metallic shimmer, according to makeup artists.

On course
Even though the home of Doug and Jean Duncan backs up to the the 16th hole on the golf course at West Lake subdivision, errant golf balls are a rare find in their back yard.

'Gentlemen' takes look at club's past
When Robbie Williams needed peace and quiet, she turned to the golf course.

Canceled wedding may leave attendants holding the bag
Dear Carson: I was asked to be an attendant at a wedding, but it has been cancelled. Is it appropriate to ask for the return of the money I paid toward my dress, or should I just take this as an unfortunate loss of funds? - Disgruntled Bridesmaid

Home front
According to the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), here is what to look for when selecting a wood floor finish or protective coat for your home.

Mastering the green
HILTON HEAD, S.C. - Linda Hartough's uncommon approach to golf's great holes has little to do with her golf game and everything to do with her strokes.

Underclassmen step up for Georgia Southern
STATESBORO, Ga. - Freshman fullback Jermaine Austin rushed for a game-high 102 yards on nine carries during Georgia Southern's first full spring intrasquad scrimmage.

Defense rules at scrimmage
ATLANTA - Defenses are usually ahead of the offenses in spring practice.

Underclassmen step up for Georgia Southern

Defense rules at scrimmage

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.

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.

GreenJackets notebook
Changes at the top of the Boston Red Sox organization made for a circus-like atmosphere in spring training. That wasn't the case in minor-league camp, where things remained status quo for the Augusta GreenJackets and the rest of Boston's 150-plus farmhands and staff.

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

Youkilis' late hit lifts Jackets
His crouching stance can make a hitting coach cringe, yet no one dares to tinker with it.

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.

Howell's cuts streak ends

NAACP to protest day before WorldCom Classic tournament

Freshman puts Tennessee out front
Jay Seawell's loss turned out to be Jim Kelson's gain in a big way Saturday.

Golf capsules

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.

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

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.

Pre-teen golfer gets exemption to Asahi Ryokuken

Golf courses may be left high and dry this summer

Jaguars will defend title on home 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.

Bobby Jones still looms over Masters

Dougherty leads Legends of Golf

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

Mickelson loses lead on greens

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.

Freshman puts Tennessee out front

Golf capsules
DULUTH, Ga. -- Phil Mickelson's putter let him down again. Retief Goosen was there to take advantage Saturday.

Mickelson loses lead on greens
DULUTH, Ga. - Retief Goosen's work on the greens Saturday moved him to the top of the BellSouth Classic leaderboard.

Game report

GreenJackets notebook

Youkilis' late hit lifts Jackets

Jackets pay for miscues

It's hoops star time at Richmond Academy

Georgia dominates prep all-star games

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.

Augusta, or the Garden City's alphabet
This is the week we welcome many guests. In that spirit of hospitality, I offer Augusta from A to Z.

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.

Braves 5, Mets 2, 14 innings
ATLANTA -- Marcus Giles hit a three-run homer in the 14th inning Sunday to lead the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets 5-2 and avoid a three-game sweep.

Ryberg stubborn on magistrate pick

American's spiraling credit card debt destroying nation

Lauds columnist's explanation

Tiger's critic is the real racist

Wants planes in his backyard

Senators forget magistrate promise

Let's use all influences in motto

Rape victims' plight hasn't improved

Kill Columbia Co.'s mindless 'zero tolerance' policy

Weak, corrupt Bush will lose war

Makeup shimmers with spring colors

Canceled wedding may leave attendants holding the bag

'Gentlemen' takes look at club's past

On course

Home front

Mastering the green

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A federal appeals court has ruled the state may be liable for the 1998 death of a 5-year-old Atlanta boy whose beating and starvation led to Georgia child welfare reforms.

Two points coming up
Daryl Reynolds (left) and Alex Beck, both of North Augusta, play basketball at Hammond Hills Elementary School in North Augusta during good weather Saturday.

Fort Stewart battalion engineers Afghan bases

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
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.

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

Across the area

Reptiles abound at annual crawl

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

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.

Interstate 20 construction haulted during Masters week

Standing ovations
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

Court rejects state Senate map

Across the Southeast

Airports freshen up their images

Subscriber of the day

Around town

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Officials search for missing child

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

Students vacation during tournament

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

Forum promotes positive approach for Augusta

Subscriber of the day
Coren Wilson is today's subscriber of the day.

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.

Challenger steps up in Senate race
AIKEN - The race to replace U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, the nation's oldest and longest-serving senator, was thought at first to be a political cakewalk for Republican U.S. Rep. Lindsey Graham.

Across South Carolina

Across the area
An Aiken man was arrested early Saturday morning after a fight with another man on Broad Street, police said.

Richmond County restaurant ratings
The following is a list of Richmond County restaurants inspected by the health department during the first quarter of 2002, January through March. The list includes the dates and scores of the inspections. The restaurants were not notified in advance of the inspectors' visits.

Two points coming up

Restaurants earn their grade
Managers at Cafe on the Green knew that Holly DeLoach was coming. They just didn't know when.

Columbia County restaurant ratings

Georgia Tech takes paper-sailing prize
GAINESVILLE, Ga. - A sailboard made of cardboard and paper netted three Georgia Tech students $15,000 Saturday when their board beat those built by six other college teams from around the country competing for the best design of a paper board.

Master of the course

Aiken welcomes crush Masters Week brings
AIKEN - Aiken is 17 miles from Augusta, but it will feel the effects of this week's golf hysteria.

Braves 5, Mets 2, 14 innings

Local businesses plan for foot traffic attack
Wanda Valentine usually escapes to the country to avoid the Masters Week madness on Washington Road.

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

Master of the course
The most powerful man at the Augusta National Golf Club doesn't wear that power on the sleeve of his green jacket.

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..

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

'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 the area

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.

Columbia County restaurant ratings
The following is a list of Columbia County restaurants inspected by the health department during the first quarter of 2002, January through March. The list includes the dates and scores of the inspections. The restaurants were not notified in advance of the inspectors' visits.

Fort Stewart battalion engineers Afghan bases
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Pilots want parking, soldiers want showers and the commander wants a trench.

Across the Southeast
PELL CITY, Ala. -A traffic stop on Interstate 20 in east Alabama turned up a large cocaine stash and the arrest of a Georgia man for drug trafficking.

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.

SRS Cold War team reminisces about role

News you can use
April 7, 1947 A pedestrian trying to cross Walton Way was injured yesterday when he was struck by a car driven by golfer Lloyd Mangrum of Los Angeles, who was in town for the Masters.

Tree keeper's children donate Athens plaque

Wild cooking helps youths
Roswell McRae used a small knife to divide a succulent loin of grilled venison into identical, bite-size segments.

Subscriber of the day

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.

News you can use

Fans let horses do the work
AIKEN - Saturday's Aiken Harness Races, the last leg of the Aiken Triple Crown, were a laid-back affair. Patrons soaked up sunshine and swayed to the sounds of live jazz music.

'The world is built around Dixie Union'

Changing time seen as good, bad, ugly
John Steed says daylight-saving time doesn't bother him much. His cows, though, are a different story.

They protect and serve dinner

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -The South Carolina Republican Party on Saturday chose former U.S. Rep. Tommy Hartnett as its interim chairman.

Rally will celebrate area's sexual assault survivors

Across Georgia

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.

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

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.

News you can use

Waiting at Regency

Challenger steps up in Senate race

Pet group to use Masters as stage

Fans let horses do the work

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

Changing time seen as good, bad, ugly

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.

Richmond County restaurant ratings

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

Wild cooking helps youths

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.

Across South Carolina

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

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.

The Dogs' day
ATHENS, Ga. - The television timeouts were a convincing touch.

Hornets clip the Hawk's wings
ATLANTA -- Given the sparse crowds in Charlotte, Jamal Mashburn doesn't think the Hornets are terribly concerned about homecourt advantage in the playoffs.

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.

Hornets clip the Hawk's wings

Gruden, Bucs getting to know each other

Mr. Walter Holston    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Thomson Manor Nursing Home, Mr. Walter Holston of

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. Suzanne Gary    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIK

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

Mr. John Ray Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Gerald Denton    (AUGUSTA, 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

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

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

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. Tommy Mulholland    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mr. Tommy Joe Mulholland, 39, of Edgefield Road, entered into rest Thursday, April 4, 2002 in Rock Hill. The Funeral Mass will be celebr

Mrs. Cora Moore    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice Hester    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga.-Entered into rest Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at the Doctors Hospital, Mrs. Alice Hester of Barton Chapel Road. Funeral service will be held Sunday, April 7, 2002 at 3 p.m. at Sharon Baptist Church with Rev. Herman Bing

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

Featured obituary: Rev. Lethia Friendly Roberts
The Rev. Lethia Friendly Roberts was Miss Congeniality of nearly every senior pageant she entered, according to her family.

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

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

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

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. Geraldine Ponder    (WADLEY, Ga.)
WADLEY, Ga. - Mrs. Geraldine Louise Lockhart Ponder died on Wednesday, April 3, 2002, in Wadley, Georgia. Funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at 2:30 p.m. at San Clair Baptist Church in Wadley. Her survivors are her husband, Murp

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

Mr. Rudolph Hughes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Rev. Lethia Roberts    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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. William Hiles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Ente

Mr. John Ray Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Rev. Lethia Roberts    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jamarcus Coleman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, April 5, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia, Jamarcus LaVert Coleman of Nixon Road. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are his mother, Essie Coleman; maternal grandparent

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

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. Myrtle Saul    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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. Emma Cummings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Rushton    (SALUDA, S.C.)
SALUDA, S.C. - David Elliott Rushton, 41, of Andrew Coleman Road, died Friday, April 5, 2002. Funeral services will be 4 p.m., Monday, April 8, 2002, at Saluda Baptis

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. Ruby Sammons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, April 5, 2002, at Jennings Health Care Center, Mrs. Ruby Barnes Sammons, 93, wife of the late Mr. Roy Eugene Sammons. Graveside services will be conducted Monday, April 8, 2002, at

Mr. Newburn Canady    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Newburn Canady, age 82, of Swainsboro, died Friday, April 5, 2002. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Sun

Mr. Edwin Sanders    (BATH, S.C.)
BATH, S.C. - Mr. Edwin W. Sanders, 68, of Bryan Drive, Bath, went to be with the Lord, Friday, April 5, 2002, at the Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tenn. Survivors include

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

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

Mr. James Buck    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA

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

Mrs. Georgia Risener    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
UNION POINT, Ga. - Georgia Duckworth Risener, age 85, S. Rhodes St., died April 5, 2002. She was a member of First Baptist Church, U

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

Mrs. Shirley Ramsey    (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, April 6, 2002, at McDuffie Regional Hospital, Mrs. Shirley E. Ramsey of Harlem. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are her hus

Mrs. Susie Smith    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Susie Means Smith, 84, of Thomson, entered into rest April 5, 2002, at Thomson Manor. She was the wife of the late Charlie M. Smith. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m., today April 7, 2002, at Young Memorial Me

Mrs. Eva OKelley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, April 6, 2002, at the Doctors Hospital, Mrs. Eva E. OKelley of Thomas Lane. Funeral arrangements

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,

Mrs. Annie Mitchell    (WADLEY, Ga.)
WADLEY, Ga. - Mrs. Annie Ruth Vining Mitchell died on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at her residence in Wadley, Georgi

Mrs. Patricia Tucker    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Patricia Jane (Boatwright) Tucker, 55, will be held April 8, 2002 at 3 p.m., at George Funeral Homes Historic. Interment will follow at Clearwater Bran

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

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

Deacon Ivery Hill Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Wiggins    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Thomas Allen Wiggins, age 85, of Betty Street in Sandersville died Saturday night April 5 in the University Hospital in Augusta. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 8, in the First Christia

Mr. Walter Heyward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carol Hartman    (MOREHEAD, N.C.)
MOREHEAD, N.C.

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

Mr. Mack Harry    (AUGUSTGA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Eugene Dorsey    (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Mr. Eugene T. Dorsey, 61, of Stone Street, Harlem, entered into rest April 4, 2002. Funeral services Monday, April 8, 2002, at 2 p.m., from the New Hope Baptist Church, Harlem, Rev. A. Maurice Booker, Past

Mr. Raymond Wooley    (SAN JOSE, Calif.)
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Henry Raymond Wooley born Nov. 14, 1972, in Augusta, went

Mr. Marvin Greene    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
GLOVERVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest on Friday, April 5, 2002, Mr. Marvin Edward Greene of Gloverville, son of the late Stephen A. Greene and the late Ruby Sharpton Greene Lowe. He

Mrs. Mary Bussey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Doolittle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Inez Crain    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Inez Claud Crain will

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. Paul Chambers    (SALUDA, S.C.)
SALUDA, S.C. - A graveside service for Mr. Paul D. Chambers, age 90 will be conducted today, Sunda

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

Mrs. Alice Hester    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Patricia Tucker (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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Mrs. Evangeline White (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Hiles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Smith (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Mack Harry (AUGUSTGA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtle Saul (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Wiggins (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Raymond Wooley (SAN JOSE, Calif.)

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

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

Mrs. Martha Fouche (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Evangeline White (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Knox (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Geraldine Ponder (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille Wright (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Osburn (MARION, Kan.)

Mrs. Alice Hester (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie Marshall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eugene Dorsey (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Bussey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Walter Holston (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Deacon Ivery Hill Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. James Doolittle (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Rushton (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mrs. Delores Coss (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rudolph Hughes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Rev. Lethia Roberts (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Florence Zimmerman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Walter Holston (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cora Moore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice McCladdie (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Baker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Emma Cummings (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Scurry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Hiles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Wilma Futrell (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald Denton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Brantley (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Georgia Risener (UNION POINT, Ga.)

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

Mr. Walter Heyward (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Deacon Ivery Hill Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Bussey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice Hester (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Jamarcus Coleman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Timmerman (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Otis Hurt ( MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mack: There's no fraud in Richmond County's school lunch program
IN READING The Chronicle's March 18 editorial, "Lunch program fraud," I am guessing your information came from a nationally syndicated article. Please allow me to address the National School Lunch Program on a local level - what's happening in Richmond County.

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.

Kill Columbia Co.'s mindless 'zero tolerance' policy
The Columbia County school system's "zero tolerance" policy must go. Zero tolerance is merely a license for presumably thinking adults to abandon reason and sound judgment in favor of a mindless "by-the-book" response. Wendes Jones, Evans, Ga.

Senators forget magistrate promise
Four years ago, there was a compromise. When Aiken County's night magistrate job was filled by Terry Carter, there were two candidates: Mr. Carter and Pat Sullivan. Becky Robbins, Aiken, S.C.

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

Wants planes in his backyard
My dad once told me a story about a tank in a French town at the end of World War II. It was early morning when he was driving his tank through a small village, and this woman looked out her window with a look of fear on her face. Jerry DeRamus, Augusta

Tiger's critic is the real racist
Regarding Wesley G. Ellis' March 27 letter about changes made to the Augusta National Golf Course: Tyler Pratt, Martinez, Ga.

A twist in the plot
Monday the Georgia General Assembly reconvenes and the Augusta delegation will be down to its last three days to fix an ailing Augusta city government.

Rape victims' plight hasn't improved
I am writing because of recent events concerning the three rape victims who charged a young man (Aaron LeBlanc) with rape, but who were not heard. Jerrye Foreman, MN, RN CNS, Martinez, Ga.

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

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.

Historic Masters
In its own way, each Masters tournament is historic. But this week's 66th Masters is especially historic.

Lauds columnist's explanation
Thanks to your guest columnist on March 31, Father Allan McDonald, for taking the time to write to all in our faith community in the Augusta area about the recent headlines regarding scandals affecting pedophiles within the church and the news of certain bishops and cardinals handling the matter very appropriately, and others not so wisely. Rev. Michael Lubinsky, Augusta

Mack: There's no fraud in Richmond County's school lunch program
IN READING The Chronicle's March 18 editorial, "Lunch program fraud," I am guessing your information came from a nationally syndicated article. Please allow me to address the National School Lunch Program on a local level - what's happening in Richmond County.

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

Texas raises speed bar

Area sports announcemments

Stallions open third season

Small wins big at Aiken Harness Race

Overtime

U.S. takes 2-1 lead with doubles victory

NASCAR notebook: Busch regulars challenged

Stallions schedule

Elliott is at his best when the track is fast

Stallions win season opener

College pole vaulters to wear helmets

Texas raises speed bar
FORT WORTH, Tex. - Now that everyone knows for sure the Texas Motor Speedway is the fastest racetrack on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series circuit, only one question remains:

Small wins big at Aiken Harness Race
AIKEN - Horse owner and driver Mitchell Small might have been five minutes late for the last Aiken Harness Race Saturday, but he wasted no time getting around the track.

U.S. takes 2-1 lead with doubles victory
HOUSTON -- The United States has the lead and history on its side in its Davis Cup match with Spain.

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.

Area sports announcemments
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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Cooking wild

Outdoors calendar

Cooking wild
It is not quite bluegill time - and winter crappie continue to lurk amid deep-water structures. Like most freshwater game fish, crappie are tastiest when fried. The process is a little messy, so plan to cook for a large group - and have plenty of slaw, hush puppies and iced tea on hand.

Swamp offers something for everyone
HOPKINS, S.C. - John Rich has experienced 21 springtimes in the swamp he has come to love - and he hopes to experience at least that many more.

Outdoors calendar
TODAY: Fort Gordon Sportsmans Club will hold a bass tournament from daylight to 2 p.m. at Butler Reservoir. Call 791-5078 for information.

Swamp offers something for everyone

Georgia dominates prep all-star games
It was supposed to be a fun affair, replete with coed slam-dunk contests, trash talking and lots of scoring.

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.

Gruden, Bucs getting to know each other
TAMPA, Fla. -- Practice flows at breakneck speed, and the new coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is all over the field, barking instructions and demonstrating how he wants things done.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

The Dogs' day

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 win season opener
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Tomcats showed their inexperience Saturday night in a 53-44 loss to the Augusta Stallions in front of 6,004 fans.

Stallions schedule
2002 Augusta Stallions schedule

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 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.

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

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.

Drugs losing their punch against kids' infections
For years, amoxicillin was Dr. Chris Reiner's first choice for treating children's ear infections.

Pills-by-mail orders on the rise
More and more people are buying drugs through mail-order discounters as retail prescription prices continue to soar and many patients find themselves stuck with a bigger share of the bill than ever before.

Regulators pushing for speedy transition to all-digital TV
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators may look for ways to mandate faster transition to all-digital television if the TV industry fails to move quickly enough on its own, a Federal Communications Commission official said Friday.

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.

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.

JAMA features mice, chinchilla studies
CHICAGO -- Hoping to underscore the importance of basic research, the Journal of the American Medical Association has devoted an entire issue to promising but preliminary studies - including experiments on mice and chinchillas - that could lead to advances against everything from ear infections to cancer.

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.

Georgia offense shows weakness
ATHENS, Ga. - D.J. Shockley dropped back on his first play of the game, made a deft cut left and threw a long pass that was nearly intercepted before falling incomplete.

Georgia offense shows weakness

Georgia falls to Mississippi State
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- John Mungle drove in three runs as Mississippi State used three big innings to rout Georgia 14-4 Saturday.

Injuries deplete Bulldogs

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

Georgia falls to Mississippi State

Drugs losing their punch against kids' infections

New clues on causes of repeat ear infections

Hurricane expert predicts more storms than usual

Rice gene study may help feed the world

Questions about marijuana's safety still unanswered

Regulators pushing for speedy transition to all-digital TV

Week with the Master

Faith digest

Religion calendar

Panel will discuss ethics, genetics

PGA pro will break bread with Augustans

Eternal salvation is a free gift from God