Pacers sweep doubleheader

Griffey out at least 3-to-6 weeks after injuring knee
CINCINNATI -- Reds star Ken Griffey Jr. will miss at least 3-to-6 weeks after injuring his troublesome right knee in a rundown during Sunday's game against Montreal.

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.

Augusta, or the Garden City's alphabet

Woman 1, alligator 0
EAST LAKE, Fla. - EAST LAKE - If not for her neighbor's yelling, Theresa Perry says she might have walked right into a nearly 7-foot alligator parked next to her Honda Accord Wednesday morning.

Unusual form of foot fetish sparks arrest
DENVER - It's a case of Keds sneakers, an alleged sexual fetish and women being stalked, Jefferson County sheriff's officials said Wednesday.

Hula unites families
TRACY, Calif. - The small row of warehouses on the outskirts of this sleepy town are so quiet on the weekends, it's safe to assume they are all abandoned.

Odds and ends
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Exercise and disability checks apparently don't mix.

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.

Braves notebook

Braves notebook
ATLANTA -- It's not like Mark DeRosa needed to prove his value to the Braves, not after playing well for injured shortstop Rafael Furcal last season.

Mets' nine-run inning beats Braves

Braves top Mets in 14 innings
ATLANTA -- Four million dollars for a No. 5 starter?

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.

Braves notebook

IRS reminds gamblers to report winnings
Hit a big one lately? The IRS is reminding people that they must report all gambling winnings as income on their tax return.

'Opt out' forms protect privacy

Where to file your return

Pocket change

Denny's restaurant chain buries racist image
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- A decade ago, the restaurant chain Denny's was nearly synonymous with racism.

Crisis-control blunders can destroy companies

More tidbits better left off resumes
"SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS: Over-qualified, experienced, intelligent woman seeking flexible hours as an assistant to somebody else so that I can get my laundry done, bills paid and kids raised."

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.

Mideast crisis rattles Wall Street

'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?

New facility will bring more doctors to county

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Shapiro Packing Co.

Business links

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.

On the move

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.

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.

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.

More tidbits better left off resumes

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:

Denny's restaurant chain buries racist image

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.

Dominant programming guide company hits hard times

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

Dominant programming guide company hits hard times
PASADENA, Calif. -- Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. and its founder, Henry Yuen, are a study in contradictions.

Business calendar

Clemson spring game shows offense's shine

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

'Historic' abuse

Rudeness, interrupted

Historic Masters

A twist in the plot

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

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

'We Were the Mulvaneys': Trouble in paradise
Blessed with a talented cast and heart-shattering story, Lifetime's "We Were the Mulvaneys" (9 p.m. Monday) rises above the trappings of the routine TV movie. It's the story of a family broken by shame, pride, selfishness and good intentions gone awry. But mostly it's a story about family.

Junkyard warriors
Most teen-agers look forward to the day they can drive a car by themselves, but not Greg Long and his brothers. The Long boys all got behind the wheel at an early age, bouncing around the family dairy farm outside Tyrone, Pa.

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.

Pregnancy forces HBO to suspend 'Sex and the City'
NEW YORK -- HBO is suspending production of "Sex and the City" following the news that the show's star, Sarah Jessica Parker, is pregnant.

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.

Phil Donahue returning to television
NEW YORK -- Veteran talk-show host Phil Donahue is returning to television with a nightly topical program on MSNBC, which hopes his hiring adds a spark of interest to a struggling network.

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.

CBS stops try to repurpose reality show on sister network
NEW YORK -- CBS has cancelled its quick weekly rerun of "The Amazing Race" on the UPN network, ending an experiment that seemed to aggravate more people than actually watch the show.

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.

Georgia Tech 15, Duke 7
ATLANTA -- Matt Murton had four hits and four RBIs and Victor Menocal extended his hitting streak to a school-record 29 games as Georgia Tech completed a three-game sweep of Duke 15-7 on Sunday.

Underclassmen step up for Georgia Southern

Defense rules at scrimmage

Georgia Tech 15, Duke 7

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.

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

Jackets fail to backup starter
Guarantee him 20 more starts like this one and Phil Dumatrait will be one satisfied southpaw.

Pak outduels Sorenstam for victory
LOS ANGELES -- Se Ri Pak outdueled Annika Sorenstam to win the Office Depot Championship on Sunday, denying Sorenstam her second comeback victory in a row in the tournament.

Pak outduels Sorenstam for victory

Poor start gives way to victory
DULUTH, Ga. - Nothing could shake Retief Goosen in Sunday's final round of the BellSouth Classic. Not a horrendous start, not the sight of playing partner Phil Mickelson breathing down his neck at the time and not a late charge by Jesper Parnevik.

Goosen wins BellSouth Classic

Pettersson wins Portuguese Open playoff
FARO, Portugal -- Carl Pettersson survived four days of wind and rain to win the Portuguese Open in a one-hole shoot-out Sunday over David Gilford.

Accurate Tewell wins Legends
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Practically perfect off the tee box, and not bad on the greens, either, Doug Tewell added to his impressive senior tour resume with a victory Sunday in the Legends of Golf.

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.

Vols' Skinns wins Cleveland Golf-ASU Invitational
David Skinns knew what to do this time around.

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

Ochoa wins record seventh straight NCAA tournament
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona sophomore Lorena Ochoa won an NCAA-record seventh straight tournament Sunday, shooting a 4-under-par 68 to win the PING/ASU Invitational.

Mickelson loses lead on greens

Vols' Skinns wins Cleveland Golf-ASU Invitational

Poor start gives way to victory

Ochoa wins record seventh straight NCAA tournament

Accurate Tewell wins Legends

Goosen wins BellSouth Classic
DULUTH, Ga. -- Retief Goosen knows how to bounce back from disappointment, which he showed again Sunday in the BellSouth Classic.

Golf capsules

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.

Youkilis' late hit lifts Jackets

GreenJackets notebook

Jackets fail to backup starter

Georgia dominates prep all-star games

Thrashers 1, Hurricanes 1
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Yannick Tremblay scored with 19 seconds in regulation, lifting the Atlanta Thrashers into a 1-1 tie with the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday to keep the Southeast Division race interesting with a week left in the season.

Thrashers 1, Hurricanes 1

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.

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.

Communism in college? Ridiculous

No Columbia Co. teacher shortage

Drill Alaska oil to fight terrorism

Good words for troubled Catholics

Rips p.c. cowardice

U.S. must not back Israeli terrorists

Thurmond Lake poorly run

Wants planes in his backyard

Senators forget magistrate promise

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

Cowardly legislative delegation

Lauds columnist's explanation

Rape victims' plight hasn't improved

Tiger's critic is the real racist

'Gentlemen' takes look at club's past

On course

Pregnancy forces HBO to suspend 'Sex and the City'

Junkyard warriors

Mastering the green

Phil Donahue returning to television

'We Were the Mulvaneys': Trouble in paradise

Home front

Makeup shimmers with spring colors

Canceled wedding may leave attendants holding the bag

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.

Off the beaten course
Not every local site is golf-related. This week, we profile the secret places Augustans show guests when they come to town.

Wild cooking helps youths

Masters is here - so where's the party?
Last year, Monarchos won the Kentucky Derby in a blink under two minutes.

Across the Southeast

News you can use
April 8, 1982 RMC Holdings (U.S.A.) Ltd. of Atlanta had purchased the construction assets of Claussen Paving Co. Group of Augusta.

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

Just like the pros
Michael Eubanks decided not to tell his friends that he was picked to portray a youthful Sergio Garcia for a Masters segment on CBS.

Witnesses chase suspect home after accident
It all started with a hit-and-run automobile accident on Bobby Jones Expressway on Sunday.

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.

Across the area

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

Across Georgia

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.

Across Georgia

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.

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.

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

Fort Stewart battalion engineers Afghan bases

Charter-school bill progresses

Across Georgia
NOBLE -Officials handling the investigation at the crematory where 339 corpses were discovered say they may not need the full $8.5 million set aside by the Legislature to pay for the project.

Event offers salute to vets

Law enforcer battles disease
BARNWELL, S.C. - Barnwell County Sheriff Joey Zorn isn't afraid of dying on the job. He has lived with that possibility ever since he put on a badge.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Dorothy L. Sunosky of Augusta.

News you can use

Across the area

Subscriber of the day

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.

Columbia County restaurant ratings

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.

Group takes aim at aggressive driving

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.

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

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.

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.

Masters is here - so where's the party?

97-year-old recalls his own, wife's history
Herman Pfadenhauer can claim something that perhaps no one else in the world can: His late father-in-law was born more than 180 years ago and worked as a surgeon during the Civil War.

News you can use

Two points coming up

Across the southeast

Master of the course

Off the beaten course

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -Furman University administrators say the college newspaper went too far last week with its annual April Fools edition.

Charter-school bill progresses
AIKEN - Changes to the state's charter school application process were pushed through the Senate last week, leaving it one reading away from moving to the House.

Across the area
An Augusta man and woman were arrested Saturday after after two chases led police to the woman's house, according to authorities.

Just like the pros

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

Group takes aim at aggressive driving
Jesse Smith stood at a busy intersection in Augusta and made eye contact with a driver who was stopped at a red light. The driver spotted Mr. Smith and his wife, Polly, taking notes and quickly snapped his seat belt.

Last call for bills' passage
ATLANTA - The final week of this marathon legislative session could end in a blaze as lawmakers deal with the state budget, Senate district maps, predatory lending, natural gas legislation and dozens of less-controversial bills.

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

Challenger steps up in Senate race

People vital for law, high court jurist says
SAVANNAH - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer used dry humor, refined intellect and a touch of charm to detail a sobering topic of Georgia history.

Across South Carolina

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

Richmond County restaurant ratings

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

Changing time seen as good, bad, ugly

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.

Fans let horses do the work

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

Braves 5, Mets 2, 14 innings

People vital for law, high court jurist says

Traffic officers plan for tie-ups
The number of cars on Washington Road on Sunday afternoon reminded Richmond County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Darrell Wright of a typical Saturday night.

Subscriber of the day

97-year-old recalls his own, wife's history

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.

Event offers salute to vets
SAVANNAH - For three years, American troops were locked in a bloody battle to check the spread of communism into South Korea and beyond.

Across the southeast
NEW ORLEANS -Strong wind hampered cleanup efforts Sunday as workers tried to contain a 90,000-gallon crude oil spill off the southeast Louisiana coast.

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.

Hornets clip the Hawk's wings

Gruden, Bucs getting to know each other

Mrs. Ima Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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. Gerald Denton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Doolittle    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Hill    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, April 6, 2002, at her residence, Mrs. Barbar

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. Charles Crookham    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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. Mack Harry    (AUGUSTGA, Ga.)

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.

Mr. James Campbell Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Carswell    (BRONX, N.Y.)

Mrs. Helen Huff    (CHARLESTON, S.C.)
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Helen Heath Huff, 85, of Charlie Hall Blvd., Charleston, died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at Roper Hospital, Cha

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

Mrs. Suzanne Gary    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Suzanne B. Gary, 87, formerly of Storm Branch Road, died Friday, April 5, 2002, at Azalea Woods Nursing Home, Aiken. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church, Aiken with

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

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. Gerald Denton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Bryan Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mr. Bryan Carroll, 61, of Blanche Drive, entered into rest Sunday, April 7, 2002, at University Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

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

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

Rev. Lethia Roberts    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. John Ray Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Cap Jones    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Graveside funeral services for Mr. Cap Paris Jones, 87, who died Sunday, will be held Tuesday April 9 at 2 pm at Aiken Memorial Gardens. He is survived by his wife, Mildred (Fisher) Jones; two daughters, Deborah Jones, Barbara Jones Muc

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. Rudolph Hughes    (AUGUSTA, GA.)

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. Jack Hill    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
ATLANTA, Ga. - Mr. Jack Ryland Hill of Atlanta died Friday, April 5, 2002. He was a charter member of Cokesbury Unit

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

Mr. Walter Heyward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at his residence, Mr. Walter Heyward of Cook Road. Funeral service will be held today, April 8, 2002, at noon at Gr

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. Mildred Eidson    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
CLEARWATER, S.C. - Entered into r

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

Deacon Ivery Hill Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Evangeline White    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Brenda Willingham    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Walter Heyward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Oglesby    (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN, Ga. - Mrs. Louise Wilson Oglesby entered into rest Saturday, April 6, 2002, at University Hospital in Augusta. She was born in Jenkins

Mr. James Doolittle    (Augusta, Ga.)
Retired Graniteville Company Augusta - Entered into rest April 4, 2002, Mr. James D. Doolittle, 73, husband of Mrs.

Rev. Dwight Mims    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
ATLANTA, Ga. - Rev. Dwight Hill Mims, age 67, died Saturday, April 6, 2002. Plans are incomplete and will be announced by Bland Funeral Home, Johnston, S.C.

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

Dr. David McDonald    (LUMPKIN, Ga.)

Miss Helen Olsen    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Miss Helen Ann Olsen, died Sunday April 7, 2002. Services will be private, under the direction of George Funeral Homes Historic Downtown Chapel, 211 Park Ave. Sw, Aiken. Miss Olsen was

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

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

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

Mr. Zeke Kelly Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Sunday, March 7, 2002, at his residence, Mr. Zeke Kelly Jr. of Dan Bowles Road. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are his wife, Rosa Kelly; t

Jeff Young    (FAIRFAX, S.C.)
FAIRFAX, S.C. - Jeff Tyler Young, infant son of Mar

Mr. Roderic Bellamy    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Roderic C. Bellamy, 76, who died April 6, 2002, at Ascauga Lake Road, North Augusta, will be conducted Wednesday morning at 10 a.m

Mr. Clifford Bouchard    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Mr. Clifford Bouchard, 78, of Ma

Mr. Rudolph Hughes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edwin Sanders    (BATH, S.C.)
BATH, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Edwin W. Sanders of Bryan D

Mr. Roderic Bellamy (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Deacon Ivery Hill Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

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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.

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.

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

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.

Cowardly legislative delegation
The actions of our gutless legislative delegation are deplorable. Their attitudes of indifference to the electorate penalizes Augustans of all classes, colors and creeds. Bill Sherrill, 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.

Rips p.c. cowardice
The week of March 25, when The Chronicle listed important measures yet to be passed, you did not bother to list the Safe Haven bill. Now that it seems certain to pass, you editorially support it. Justen Wonderly, Evans, Ga.

Thurmond Lake poorly run
My concern is about the way Thurmond Lake is run. The lake has been incredibly low compared to other lakes in the area. Troy Johnson, Evans, Ga.

Good words for troubled Catholics
Many years ago my church, St. Mary on the Hill, invited a priest to preach a mission (known as a revival by my Christian brothers and sisters). Jim Galvin, Augusta

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

No Columbia Co. teacher shortage
Regarding the March 31 teacher shortage editorial: I found the editorial to be inaccurate. I have firsthand information to prove otherwise. S. Christine, Augusta

Drill Alaska oil to fight terrorism
In a recent column, George Will labeled Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat"the world's senior and most successful terrorist." James M. Wetzel, Aiken, S.C.

Communism in college? Ridiculous
Regarding J. Loveless' April 2 letter, referring to colleges as the "fourth axis of evil" and implying that college professors teach socialism and communism to their students, this isn't the first time I've read such nonsense. I am curious as to where this notion originated. I also wonder if individuals who hold this belief have attended college and actually had this experience, or if they simply heard rumors of a few socialist/communist professors, and then generalized this idea to all of them. Brandi Ansley, 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

U.S. must not back Israeli terrorists
The nation of Israel is insane. Israel is like an animal chewing off its leg to escape a trap. No nation can kill indiscriminately and expect to survive. Does Israel expect the Palestinians to accept domination forever? Arlie Smith, Harlem, 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.

Rudeness, interrupted
Sit down, shut up, and read this editorial. And while you're at it, turn off your cell phone ringer and try to act like a !@#$% normal human being ...

'Historic' abuse
There's a bit of chicanery going on in Aiken that might raise the hackles of property rights advocates, who have an especially strong presence in South Carolina.

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.

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.

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

Heavy rains in Texas postpone competition

Roddick clinches Davis Cup for United States

Area sports announcemments

Stallions win season opener

Rain postponed Texas race until Monday

Small wins big at Aiken Harness Race

Texas raises speed bar

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.

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:

Lane recovering from stroke
RENO, Nev. -- Former boxer and referee Mills Lane is surprising his doctor with his recovery from a stroke a week ago, his sons said on Sunday.

Overtime
USC Aiken plated seven runs in the final inning en route to an 11-8 victory over Augusta State, the Pacers' sixth-straight victory over their Peach Belt Conference rivals.

Heavy rains in Texas postpone competition
FORT WORTH, Tex. _ Even by Texas' standards, where everything is bigger and better, the storms that slammed the Texas Motor Speedway Sunday were a dozy.

Rain postponed Texas race until Monday
FORT WORTH, Texas -- A daylong rain Sunday forced postponement of the Samsung/Radio Shack 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

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.

Roddick clinches Davis Cup for United States
HOUSTON -- Andy Roddick used his overpowering serve to beat Spain's Alberto Martin 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 Sunday, putting the United States in the Davis Cup semifinals.

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.

Outdoors calendar

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.

Swamp offers something for everyone

Cooking wild

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Dogs' day

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.

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.

Groups waiting to alter dam flow
ELBERTON, Ga. - The way Charles Borchardt sees it, investing $600 million in Russell Dam without using its reversible turbines is like buying a fine sports car and never shifting beyond second gear.

Thumbs up for handheld device keyboards
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Every weekday morning, Joseph To wakes up and puts his thumbs to work.

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.

Printer quietly becomes standout technology
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- While most of the high-tech world perpetually focuses on the next new thing, a familiar device quietly has gotten so good as to be almost stunning: the printer.

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

New online ads can't be clicked off
Web surfers have learned to ignore banner ads and click past pop-up ads. But they can't ignore the animated lizard that skitters across the Lycos.com home page with a Saturn sport utility vehicle in pursuit. The cartoon blocks the Web page from full view for 20 seconds.

Coping with 'computer frenzy'
I don't know about you, but it seems to me that every time I buy something new for my computer, it becomes obsolete before I open the box.

Gym Dogs reach NCAA tournament yet again
DENVER -- Third-ranked Georgia reached the NCAA gymnastics tournament for the 19th straight year, tying for first in the North Central Regional.

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.

Georgia falls to Mississippi State

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

Woman 1, alligator 0

Unusual form of foot fetish sparks arrest

Odds and ends

Hula unites families

New online ads can't be clicked off

Thumbs up for handheld device keyboards

Coping with 'computer frenzy'

Printer quietly becomes standout technology

Groups waiting to alter dam flow

Regulators pushing for speedy transition to all-digital TV

Drugs losing their punch against kids' infections