Evans falls to Stockbridge, 6-3
Evans starting pitcher John Weir might have picked the worst time to have his best game of the year.

Evans falls to Stockbridge, 6-3

Tigers fire Garner and Smith

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.

Scoring, home runs plunge in season's first week

Scoring, home runs plunge in season's first week
NEW YORK -- Pitchers are striking back.

Tigers fire Garner and Smith
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers, baseball's lone winless team, fired manager Phil Garner and general manager Randy Smith on Monday.

Matching golf cars are a sign of the times

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.

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.

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

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.

Braves edge Phillies
PHILADELPHIA -- Kevin Millwood, whose manners are as southern as his homespun drawl, should have provided Phillies third base coach John Vukovich with a sofa, reading lamp, and the latest John Grisham novel Monday night.

Braves notebook

Braves edge Phillies

Braves notebook

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

Braves notebook
PHILADELPHIA - Greg Maddux threw for 25 minutes in the bullpen Monday afternoon and came away feeling confident he'll make Friday night's start in Miami against the Marlins.

Schools have big impact
Two schools in the state university system contributed $829 million to Augusta's economy last year, according to a report released Monday.

Denny's restaurant chain buries racist image

IBM says earnings will be far below Wall Street expectations
NEW YORK -- IBM Corp. jolted Wall Street on Monday, warning investors that its first quarter earnings per share would come in well below analysts' expectations.

More tidbits better left off resumes

Local building looks promising
Single-family housing construction is up more than 25 percent in Columbia County from a year ago, and commercial building activity is up 27 percent, according to the county's planning and development department.

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."

Yard Sale for Golfers
Typically, a quiet residential area, Berckmans Road resembled one long car lot Monday as practice rounds started for the Masters Tournament.

Local building looks promising

IRS offers last-minute help
If you're trying to beat the tax deadline, the IRS says there are several options for last-minute help. If you need a form or publication, the IRS Web site at www.irs.gov has copies available. If you discover you need more time to finish your return, get a four-month extension with Form 4868. And if you have trouble paying your tax bill, the IRS has several payment options available.

IBM says earnings will be far below Wall Street expectations

Reconsider retirement plan after job loss
If you've been affected by the recent waves of layoffs - or if you think you might be - you're going to have to evaluate your finances and investments.

Dominant programming guide company hits hard times

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

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

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.

Reconsider retirement plan after job loss

IRS offers last-minute help

Business briefs
CHICAGO - Executives of one of Kmart Corp.'s business partners say the financially troubled retailer might close as many as 700 more stores nationwide on top of the nearly 300 closings announced last month, according to court papers made public Monday.

'Historic' abuse

Oh, puh-lease

Crucial mission

Rudeness, interrupted

End of an era?

In the know
Concert to rock National Hills The Fabulous Expressions will play at the Killian's Red Par Three Party at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the National Hills Shopping Center, across from the Augusta National.

The wearin' on the green
There is no mistaking Jesper Parnevik on the golf course. His signature turned-up hat, the peg behind his ear and the arresting wardrobe of argyle sweaters and bright colors distinguish him from the other players on the course.

'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.

Winning Masters pool may be luck of the draw
You pay your money and you take your chances.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Georgia Tech 15, Duke 7

Jackets rally to beat RiverDogs
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Augusta GreenJackets rallied to score two runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat the Charleston RiverDogs 6-5 Monday night at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark.

Jackets rally to beat RiverDogs
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Augusta GreenJackets rallied to score two runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat the Charleston RiverDogs 6-5 Monday night at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark.

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

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.

Accurate Tewell wins Legends

Ochoa wins record seventh straight NCAA tournament

Poor start gives way to victory

Howell shows plenty of pluck for first-timer
He could have offered one of the standard cliches for rookie Masters participants, that simply being good enough to be here was good enough for him.

Vols' Skinns wins Cleveland Golf-ASU Invitational

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.

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.

Pak outduels Sorenstam for victory

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.

Goosen wins BellSouth Classic

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

Howell shows plenty of pluck for first-timer

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.

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

Jackets fail to backup starter

Cancer survivors add special feeling to last week of NHL season
TORONTO -- One is a player in his prime felled by cancer at the start of the season. He now returns with his team close to its first trip to the NHL playoffs in three years.

Thrashers 1, Hurricanes 1

Cancer survivors add special feeling to last week of NHL season

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.

Matching golf cars are a sign of the times
Club Car's done it again. Every year this week they set their golf cars out along Washington Road, and every year they seem to figure out how to match the right car to the business where it sits.

News story did justice to black families

Thurmond Lake poorly run

Good words for troubled Catholics

Cowardly legislative delegation

Augusta needs a recycling program

African-Americans want reparations, not handouts

No Columbia Co. teacher shortage

U.S. must not back Israeli terrorists

Communism in college? Ridiculous

Rips p.c. cowardice

It's time to say 'enough' to Israel's violence, occupation

Drill Alaska oil to fight terrorism

Supports Danny Lynn for magistrate

Pregnancy forces HBO to suspend 'Sex and the City'

Junkyard warriors

Phil Donahue returning to television

The wearin' on the green

Winning Masters pool may be luck of the draw

'We Were the Mulvaneys': Trouble in paradise

Dreamers buy chance at $153 million jackpot
Raymond Oliphant traveled more than 25 miles, crossing state lines, in hopes of winning $153 million in tonight's Big Game lottery jackpot.

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.

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

Colleges build with nonpublic financing

Southern Standby
It began with the shelling of Fort Sumter - and ended with Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox four years later.

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

Appeal denied in '69 killing

Across the southeast

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.

People vital for law, high court jurist says

Keeping an eye on it all
Tournament patrons were greeted Monday morning with extra security precautions at the main entrance to Augusta National.

Across the area

Augusta native solos at mayor's reception

Charter-school bill progresses

Colleges build with nonpublic financing
ATHENS, Ga. - New student housing. Thousands of square feet of new research space. New parking decks and land.

Would-be adopters flock to rescued dogs

Chess team plays defense
ATHENS, Ga. - Dominating the Georgia high school chess world like kings and queens, the Clarke Central High School chess team captured its third state championship in a row.

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.

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

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

Bounty hunter lacked license
An Aiken bounty hunter was not licensed to operate in South Carolina when he crossed into Georgia and beat a fugitive with his gun, a state official said Monday.

Masters tickets a target in theft

New deal advances '03 budget
ATLANTA - Legislative negotiators struck a deal Monday on a $16.1 billion state budget, adding last-minute industrial recruitment money requested by Gov. Roy Barnes and restoring library construction money he vetoed in their last spending bill.

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

News you can use

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

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.

Appeal denied in '69 killing
YORK, Pa. - The judge handling the prosecution of nine white men in the 1969 shooting death of a black woman has refused to recommend a higher court review of his decision not to dismiss the murder charge against the best-known of the accused, former York Mayor Charlie Robertson.

Across Georgia

Keeping an eye on it all

Masters visitor of the day

GOP plans to delay district vote

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.

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.

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.

Bounty hunter lacked license

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.

Masters is here - so where's the party?

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.

Group takes aim at aggressive driving

Masters visitor of the day
Today's Masters visitor of the day is Dan Kastener of Pittsburgh, Pa.

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.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Children with asthma would be allowed to use their inhalers at school without asking a teacher or nurse under a bill expected to pass the House today.

Off the beaten course

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -South Carolina has lost more than 100 troopers in the past two years, leaving the Highway Patrol at staffing levels unseen since 1987.

Subscriber of the day

GOP plans to delay district vote
ATLANTA - Georgia voters wondering who will be on their ballot this year could be frustrated by the next phase in the state's ongoing process to update legislative district lines: a filibuster.

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

Update of plan divides leaders
AIKEN - The question of who should review and update Aiken's downtown master plan divided city council members Monday night.

Event offers salute to vets

Around town

News you can use

DFACS wants foster funds back

Across Georgia

New deal advances '03 budget

Masters tickets a target in theft
Police are warning Masters Tournament ticket-holders to guard their badges closely.

Across the area
Four Augusta boys stole three golf carts and a four-wheeler to go joy-riding in Apple Valley subdivision, authorities said Monday.

Would-be adopters flock to rescued dogs
AIKEN - After waiting for three hours Monday morning outside the Aiken County Animal Shelter, Doris Keefe kept a promise she made to her 10-year-old son, Ty.

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Across the southeast
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delayed the execution of condemned murderer Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman until it decides whether to hear his claim of prosecutorial misconduct.

News you can use
April 9, 1993 A 19-year-old Augusta man heading to a basketball court with friends Thursday ended up in the hospital, shot in the stomach after an argument over a girl.

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

Augusta native solos at mayor's reception
Augusta native Charles Howell (left) was the guest of honor at Mayor Bob Young's annual Mayor's Masters Reception on Monday night.

DFACS wants foster funds back
When Augusta commissioners were slicing and dicing the 2002 budget late last year, they unknowingly cut more than $150,000 that usually has gone to area foster children.

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.

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

Pistons 105, Hawks 99

Pistons 105, Hawks 99
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Pistons clinched their first division title since their championship era 12 years ago, beating the Atlanta Hawks 105-99 Monday night.

Weinke to undergo surgery

Falcons sign veteran safety Lyle

Mr. Jamarcus Coleman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, April 5, 2002, at the Medica

Madison Nicolas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Madison D. San Nicolas, age 2, of Augusta, daughter of Scott and Micca San Nicolas of Augusta, entered into rest April 8, 2002, in F

Mr. William Hiles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Capito    (ADRIAN, Ga.)
ADRIAN, Ga. - Peebles-Curry-

Mrs. Evangeline White    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Eidson    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
CLEARWATER, S.C. - Entered into rest on Sunday, April 7, 2002, Mrs. Mildred Hutto Eidson, wife of the late Mr. William Earl Eidson and mother of the late Bill Eidson. She was a former resident of Clearwater. Surviving are three sons, Dewe

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

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

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

Mrs. Glois Slick    (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. Earnest Coleman    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)
RIDGE SPRING, S.C. - Earnest H. Coleman, 80, of Spring Street, Ridge Spring, died April 6, 2002 at his residence. Funeral services are 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at Ridge Hill Bapti

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.

Mrs. Ernestine Dent    (APPLING, Ga.)
APPLING, Ga. - Entered into rest on Sunday, April 7, 2002, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Ernestine Dent of Appling. She was a member of Second Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Appling from which closed casket services will be conducted on Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Anna Dent Bennett, Appling; five sons, Mr. Richard Dent, Mr. Doyle Dent Jr., Mr. Alexander Dent and Mr. Billy Dent, all of Appling, Mr. Ronald Dent, Augusta; five daughters-in-law; one son-in-law; 27 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Friends may call at 5474 Tubman Road, Appling. The historic Dents Undertaking Establishment serving the CSRA since the 1800s.

Dr. David McDonald    (LUMPKIN, Ga.)

Mrs. Suzanne Gary    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Suzanne B. "MaMa Sue" Gary, 87, formerly of Storm Branch Road, entered into rest Friday, April 5, 200

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

Mrs. Mabel Wingfield    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mabel Morris Wingfield died April 8, 2002, at University Hospital in Augusta. She was born in Augusta on November 2, 1900 and would have been 102 this year. Her father w

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. Jack Hill    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
ATLANTA, Ga. - Mr. Jack Ryland Hill of Atlanta, died Friday, April 5, 2002. He was a charter member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church, and was retired from Butler Shoe Company after 47 a

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

Mr. James Lee    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. James Lee, age 45, of B. Ten

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

Mrs. Willie Roberts    (AVERA, Ga.)
AVERA, Ga. - Mrs. Willie Eva Roberts, of Avera, died Sunday, April 7, 2002. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at Magnolia Baptist Church 3 p.m. with Pastor Perry Daniels Jr. officiating. Survivors include her husband, Lind

Mrs. Ima Jenkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Rudolph Hughes    (AUGUSTA, GA.)

Mr. Walter Carswell    (MANHATTEN, N.Y.)
MANHATTEN, N.Y. - Entered into rest Monday, April 1, 2002, at the Calvary Hospital, Bronx, N.Y., Mr. Walter Griffin Carswell of Manhatten, N.Y. Funer

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

Featured obituary: Mr. Charles Crookham
Charles Crookham's proudest moment happened at the top of Nui Ba Den (Black Virgin Mountain) in Vietnam.

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. V.R. Day    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest April 7, 2002, at Jennings Health Care Facility, Mr. V.R. Day, age 92, husband of the late Mrs. Lois Sorrow Day. Mr. Day was born i

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

Ms. Brenda Duke    (ROOPVILLE, Ga.)
ROOPVILLE, Ga. - Ms. Brenda Leatha Strickland Duke, age 49, of Glenloch Road, Roopville, passed away Monday morning at her residence. She was born December 8, 1952,

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. Clifton Fleming Jr.    (LEXINGTON, S.C.)
LEXINGTON, S.C. - Graveside services for Mr. Clifton A. Fleming Jr., 75, who entered into rest April 7, 2002, will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday from Overbook Cemetery, H

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. Milton Heard Jr.    (MACON, Ga.)
MACON, Ga. - Mrs. J. Milton Heard Jr. died Saturday, April 6, 2002. Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2002, at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church with the Reverends Creede Hinshaw and Diana Guyette officiatin

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

Mrs. Robbie Youmans    (LEXSY, Ga.)
LEXSY, Ga. - Mrs. Robbie DeLoach Youmans, age 92, died Saturday, April 6, 2002. Survivors include sons, John Neal Youmans, and Rob

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

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

Mr. Gerald Denton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Dwight Mims    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
ATLANTA, Ga. - Services for Rev. Dwight Hill Mims, age 67, will be held at Johnston United Methodist Church, Thu

Mr. Charles Crookham    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Holston    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Thomson Manor Nursing Home. Funeral will be today, Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at 1 p.m., from Dents Un

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.

Rev. Dwight Mims    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
ATLANTA, Ga. - Services for Rev. Dwight Hill Mims, age 67, will be held at Johnston United Methodist Church, Thu

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

Mrs. Frankie Mosley    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Frankie Mae Mosley, 65, of Mark Anthony Road, entered into rest April 4, 2002, at her residence. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April

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

Mr. Ralph Phillips    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Ralph Freeman Phillips, age 83, of Wac

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

Mrs. Doris Scoggins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Isaac Black    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Sunday, April 7, 2002, at his residence. Mr. Isaac W. Black, 57, of Valley Springs Road, Augusta. Funeral services w

Mr. Daniel Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - A memorial service for Daniel "Dan" Patrick Smith, 47, who died April 5, 2002, will be held 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at the River of Life Church

Mrs. Viola Wayne    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, April 6, 2002, at her residence, Mrs. Viola Wayne, 84, of Moore Road, Augusta. Funeral services will be announced later. W.H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA.; (706) 722-6401.

Mr. Roderic Bellamy    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Roderic C. Bellamy, 76, who died April 6, 2002, of Ascauga Lake Road, North Augusta, S.C., will be conducted Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home, Dr. William R. J

Mrs. Louise Hoge    (ROME, Ga.)
ROME, Ga. - Louise Arnold Hoge, 93, of Rome, died Friday, April 5, in Augusta after a short illness. She was born in Rome, October 31, 1908, and wa

Mrs. Evangeline White (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Daniel Smith (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Cap Jones (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mabel Wingfield (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ima Jenkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Dwight Mims (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gerald Denton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Dwight Mims (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Zeke Kelly Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Viola Wayne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Isaac Black (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bryan Carroll (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Robbie Youmans (LEXSY, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Heyward (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jamarcus Coleman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford Bouchard (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Ralph Phillips (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Holston (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Frankie Mosley (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Milton Heard Jr. (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Glois Slick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Madison Nicolas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack Hill (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Hiles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Helen Olsen (AIKEN, S.C.)

Dr. David McDonald (LUMPKIN, Ga.)

Mr. James Doolittle (Augusta, Ga.)

Mr. Earnest Coleman (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Hill (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack Hill (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Oglesby (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Scoggins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Hoge (ROME, Ga.)

Jeff Young (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Mr. Rudolph Hughes (AUGUSTA, GA.)

Mrs. Helen Huff (CHARLESTON, S.C.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Mildred Eidson (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

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

Mr. V.R. Day (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

End of an era?
As the Georgia General Assembly heads into the last three hectic days of a marathon session, all eyes are on the state budget, Senate district maps, predatory lending, natural gas reform, and a handful of other bills.

African-Americans want reparations, not handouts
I strongly disagree with The Chronicle's position opposing reparations or any attempt to force those companies and families who profited and benefited from slavery from making any kind of restitution. Robert "Tunk" Martin, Edgefield, S.C.

'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.

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

Crucial mission
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's powers of diplomacy face a harsh test as he seeks a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians in the most dangerous Mideast crisis in decades.

Augusta needs a recycling program
I am interested in what Augusta is doing about curbside recycling. After the recent recycling scandal (throwing away recyclables) involving a local private garbage collector, I have been ready to see some changes in the area's recycling. Mike Almeter, 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

Supports Danny Lynn for magistrate
I am writing to voice my opinion about the bond court magistrate for Aiken County. We have all heard from Sen. Greg Ryberg, R-Aiken, on how he believes that Danny Lynn is not qualified to hold the magistrate position. I want to know what makes Mr. Ryberg an authority on the matter. Bobby Efird, Graniteville, S.C.

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 ...

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.

News story did justice to black families
I applaud Chronicle staff writer Sylvia Cooper for her terrific Feb. 26 Metro article on the children of Cherry Avenue, "Neighborhood raised success stories." E. Maner, 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.

Oh, puh-lease
"I know - your husbands are the ones who write all the checks, and y'all do all the work."

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

It's time to say 'enough' to Israel's violence, occupation
I am writing in response to the guest column by Rabbi Jordan Parr published on March 31. I am one of those fortunate ones who received a warm welcome at the Congregation Children of Israel. We were looking forward to mutual understanding and cooperation beyond Middle East politics. Check P. Abubucker, Martinez, Ga.

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.

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

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.

Roddick clinches Davis Cup for United States

Churchill Downs adds 11th race to Derby Day card

Heavy rains in Texas postpone competition

Rain postponed Texas race until Monday

Overtime

Kenseth passes Texas test

NASCAR notebook

Sprint-car racer dies of head injury at race

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
After a perfect 5-0 week, USC Aiken moved up 11 spots to No. 19 in the latest Collegiate Baseball Magazine Top 30 Coaches Poll.

Sprint-car racer dies of head injury at race
ROSSBURG, Ohio -- A sprint-car driver died of a head injury after his car crashed into a wall on the first lap of a race at Eldora Speedway at more than 80 mph and rolled more than 10 times.

NASCAR notebook
FORT WORTH, Tex. - The drivers at Roush Racing insist NASCAR's new single engine rule is one reason why they've all enjoyed a resurgence on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.

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.

Kenseth passes Texas test
FORT WORTH, Texas - Don't tell Matt Kenseth the newly paved Texas Motor Speedway is a one groove racetrack where nobody can pass.

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.

Churchill Downs adds 11th race to Derby Day card
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Churchill Downs is adding an 11th race to its May 4 card, shifting the Kentucky Derby to the ninth race of the day for the first time in 29 years.

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.

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.

Weinke to undergo surgery
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Chris Weinke will undergo surgery on his throwing shoulder on Wednesday and will miss the team's three-day minicamp next month.

Falcons sign veteran safety Lyle
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons signed veteran free agent safety Keith Lyle on Monday.

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.

Battle over Internet piracy escalates
WASHINGTON - When David Reese was a kid and heard a catchy song on the radio, he'd turn on his tape recorder and hold it up to the speakers.

Breaking into the video game market
Mary Jo Reutter was riding on the back of a motorcycle in California when she imagined programming what she thought would be a sure-fire children's computer game hit: the "Home Gene Splicing Kit."

St. John's wart weakens punch of cancer drug
SAN FRANCISCO -- St. John's wort appears to interfere powerfully with a common cancer drug and can reduce its punch for weeks after people stop taking the herbal supplement, a study shows.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 athletes charged in attack released on bond

Georgia athletes charged in attack released on bond
ATHENS, Ga. -- Three University of Georgia athletes accused in the alleged rape of a female student earlier this year were released on bond Monday.

Question of the week
Q: Who would you least like to be stuck in an elevator with?

Course commotion is just a sign of changing times
I hear a commotion in the distance, a commotion getting louder by the minute. A commotion that could get louder than any applause Tiger Woods has ever received.

On course
The practice areas at the Augusta National Golf Club are teen territory.

Course commotion is just a sign of changing times

411
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Your style

Xtreme advice
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: My best friend has been going out with her boyfriend for more than four years. But sometimes when she's not around, he messes with me and other girls. I tried to tell her, but she s

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'Gutterflower' no stick in the mud
After waiting nearly four years to release new material, the Goo Goo Dolls have finally returned to the music scene - and to their punkish roots - with Gutterflower.

Question of the week

Xtreme calender
TODAY: The University of South Carolina Aiken's University Theatre will present Working at 8 p.m. at the Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students and children. Call (803) 641-3305.

Xtreme calender

Artist's corner

Your style
THE FACTS: Heather Ashburn, 18, a senior at Cross Creek High School

Artist's corner
Kyle Fitzpatrick, 15, is a sophomore at Westside High School. He's been painting since he was 8. The Bent Sunshine is acrylic on canvas.

My pad
THE FACTS: Brenna Phillips, 15, a freshman at Greenbrier High School

My pad

Hula unites families

Unusual form of foot fetish sparks arrest

Woman 1, alligator 0

Odds and ends

St. John's wart weakens punch of cancer drug

Printer quietly becomes standout technology

Coping with 'computer frenzy'

Groups waiting to alter dam flow

New online ads can't be clicked off

Breaking into the video game market

Thumbs up for handheld device keyboards

Battle over Internet piracy escalates