Tigers hire Pujols, fire 2 more coaches

Spring break games draw mixed reactions
He could be lying on a beach somewhere in a bathing suit and with girls all around.

Paine, Erskine split two

Tigers hire Pujols, fire 2 more coaches
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers named Luis Pujols manager for the rest of the season and fired two coaches Tuesday, one day after firing manager Phil Garner and general manager Randy Smith.

Spring break games draw mixed reactions

Paine, Erskine split two
It was something Paine centerfielder Will Howard couldn't explain.

Testimony probably over in contraction case
MILWAUKEE -- After 20 days of testimony over four months from nine witnesses, the hearing phase of the grievance by baseball players to block contraction likely came to an end Wednesday.

Odds and Ends
HATFIELD, Pa. -- Never was stolen money in more need of laundering.

Mars called key to quest for alien life
Chris McKay's album of family photos opens with a picture of fossilized bacteria, entombed within rock billions of years old.

Woman gives birth to rabbits! Or so they said ...
Another April Fool? A harebrained headline from a supermarket tabloid?

Braves notebook
PHILADELPHIA - It's been almost 15 years, but Tom Glavine still has vivid memories of his first major league start.

Braves notebook
PHILADELPHIA - While Greg Maddux is preparing to start Friday, Albie Lopez won't pitch again for at least two weeks.

Braves notebook

Braves notebook
PHILADELPHIA - While Greg Maddux is preparing to start Friday, Albie Lopez won't pitch again for at least two weeks.

Braves fall to Phillies in extra innings
PHILADELPHIA -- This is what it is like to make your first major league start.

Braves notebook

Braves notebook

Braves notebook

Braves fall to Phillies, 7-4

Braves fall to Phillies in extra innings

Braves notebook
PHILADELPHIA - It's been almost 15 years, but Tom Glavine still has vivid memories of his first major league start.

Braves fall to Phillies, 7-4
PHILADELPHIA -- Atlanta Braves' giddiness lasted just one night, replaced by the throbbing headache of a 7-4 loss to the Phillies Tuesday night before a slicker-and-galoshes gathering of 13,020 at Veterans Stadium.

Thomson Plastics expands

Take no short cuts in investment, dieting
It seems my entire life has been a quest to find a way to take off pounds and keep them off.

Client bookings slow down
Among coordinating limousine rides, lunch menus and Masters Tournament badges, Michele Marshall is far from unwinding this week.

Thomson Plastics expands
McDuffie County manufacturer Thomson Plastics will construct a 50,000-square-foot building that will serve as a warehouse and for various assembly operations.

Business briefs
Comcast Cable has opened a free high-speed Internet service station with 10 desktop computers, open from noon to 9 p.m. each day during Masters Week.

IRA limit just got better
NEW YORK - One of the best tools for saving for retirement - the Individual Retirement Account - has just gotten better.

The royal treatment

The royal treatment
Economic developers are eagerly awaiting Thursday's arrival of the Red Carpet Tour, which could bring Augusta its next corporate citizen.

Business briefs

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - Trying to close a security loophole, the Federal Aviation Administration plans to require pilots of private planes to carry photo identification cards.

Extensions of time to file your return
If you can't meet the April 15 deadline to file your tax return, you can get a four-month extension of time from the IRS.

IRA limit just got better

Business briefs

Extensions of time to file your return

Clemson gets third basketball signee

Clemson gets third basketball signee
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson has signed its third basketball player for the 2002 season.

Fort's bright future

Success story

Why Saddam must go

Showcasing Augusta

Clarification

Cell phone posse

Four ways to serve classic Augusta appetizer
When I moved to Augusta about 17 years ago, hot artichoke spread was served at nearly every party I attended. For me, the recipe became the "Augusta appetizer," and is still one of my favorites.

Small portions
The cookie crumble: How about a cookie that doesn't demand milk? American Vintage Wine Biscuits are nibbles we bet the kids won't be stealing.

Whites from world over parallel spring's whimsy
Spring is definitely, though not defiantly, here. In honor of this slightly skittish season, we'll turn today to floral-tinged white wines that provoke our senses delicately, that proclaim their virtues not with ardent avowals but with subtly wreathed hints and nods.

Masters fashions
Atlantan Jeff Barnes put on his new yellow silk shirt and khaki silk shorts as he got ready to head to the Augusta National Golf Club on Wednesday morning. He had no idea he was donning one of the newest trends in golf-course apparel.

In the know
Cosby to bring laughs to Augusta: Bill Cosby performs at 8 tonight at The Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 605 Seventh St.

In the know
Brown to kick back with Chan: Augusta's own James Brown will feel the wrath of Jackie Chan in the upcoming film The Tuxedo, due out in June.

Imports offer many fine wine choices
Searching for a good import to serve to Masters Week guests? The leaders at this point come from Argentina, France, Germany, Italy and Australia.

Augusta golfer inspires area teens
Charles Howell III may be gone from the junior golf competitions of Augusta, but his influence is still felt.

Capsules
Cancer risks: Men ages 50 and over may be able to cut their risk of prostate cancer in half with daily doses of prescription or over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen), according to a Mayo Clinic study.

A piece of the action
Golf fan Raymond Pagliari was excited to visit the Augusta National Golf Course for the first time last year. To prove he had visited the sacred ground of the Masters Tournament, Mr. Pagliari went home with nearly $1,000 in souvenirs.

Georgia Tech 9, Auburn 5
AUBURN, Ala. -- Georgia Tech had a seven-run sixth inning Tuesday night en route to a 9-5 victory over Auburn, the Yellow Jackets' 10th straight win.

Georgia Tech 2, W. Carolina 1
ATLANTA -- Chris Goodman limited Western Carolina to one run in eight-plus innings as Georgia Tech defeated the Catamounts 2-1 Wednesday night.

Georgia Tech 9, Auburn 5

Georgia Tech 2, W. Carolina 1

RiverDogs defeat Jackets
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston scored two runs in the first inning, and Doug Waechter pitched six innings of two-hit ball as the RiverDogs beat the Augusta GreenJackets 2-0 at Jospeh P. Riley Jr. Ballpark.

Golf writers recognize Woods as year's best

Little brother Ben hoofs it for Howell
A long time ago on a golf course not far away, Charles Howell and his younger brother, Ben, went to play a round of golf together.

For Howell, Masters is unrivaled

Golf is in the blood for Haas brothers
Jay Haas Jr. won't totally admit his younger brother, Bill, is better at golf.

Golf writers recognize Woods as year's best
Tiger Woods and girlfriend Elin Nordegren laugh during the Golf Writers Association of America's annual dinner at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta.

For Howell, Masters is unrivaled
Charles Howell said himself that there isn't much else to say about his first Masters appearance.

Golf is in the blood for Haas brothers

Little brother Ben hoofs it for Howell

RiverDogs defeat Jackets

Former NHL player sues team

Former NHL player sues team
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- After sitting out for two weeks with a broken foot, defenseman Dave Babych suited up for the Philadelphia Flyers' opening playoff game against the Buffalo Sabres in 1998.

Panthers 4, Thrashers 4

Panthers 4, Thrashers 4
ATLANTA -- Pierre Dagenais scored with 4:26 remaining as the Florida Panthers rallied to tie the Atlanta Thrashers 4-4 Wednesday night.

Palmer says Friday's round will be last
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Arnold Palmer is walking away from the Masters before he's told to stay away.

Hephzibah couple die in wreck
A Hephzibah couple were killed late Tuesday when their vehicle plunged down an embankment in Burke County and struck a tree, officials said.

Police seek afternoon bank robber
Police were looking for a man who robbed the Regions Bank on Broad Street this afternoon.

Suspected bank robber in custody
An Augusta man wanted for robbing Regions Bank on Broad Street was captured by a bank security guard this afternoon after he held up the downtown branch of First Union.

State employee regrets taking job

Powerfest reunion at Diamond Lakes loud, disruptive

Senator stalled until law changed

Racism ousts coach

How Pershing stopped terrorism

Evans parent seconds criticism of 'zero tolerance'

Friend backs Lynn for office

Supports new magistrate law

Ryberg just sticking by the rules

President Bush plots to sell out the U.S. to the U.N.

Higher-ups cause priesthood decline

McGhee critic beats up on editorial

Capsules

Augusta golfer inspires area teens

Imports offer many fine wine choices

In the know

Masters fashions

Whites from world over parallel spring's whimsy

In the know

A piece of the action

Small portions

Pupils' letters included in book

Around town

Canal group seeks grants

Oak Ridge worker's son is paid

Soldiers salvage parts from Afghan junkyard

Across South Carolina

Lottery forecast revised upward
COLUMBIA - State Senate and House leaders met Wednesday to begin hammering out a plan to spend the estimated proceeds from the state's lottery.

Shrimpers feel unwanted

Visitor of the day

Former workers are paid

Heavy rain closes pharmacy

News you can use

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -A Victoria's Secret store reported that 1,650 pairs of women's underwear were stolen from the store in two incidents in March, Greenville Police spokesman Lt. Mike Gambrell said.

Lawmakers approve budget

House approves revised redistricting map
ATLANTA - A day after redistricting talks snarled the Georgia Senate for more than nine hours, final approval of a new political map for the chamber highlighted Wednesday's debate in the General Assembly..

Lottery forecast revised upward

Man repeatedly takes long trip for jail visit
Unlike some folks, Canadian ticket broker Derek Winer hasn't had trouble finding a place to stay in Augusta for Masters Week.

Canal Getaway
Don't tell his boss, but Frank Neal would almost take a pay cut to keep his office view.

New map passes despite stalling

Taliban relics still apparent in Kandahar
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Men on bicycles weave in and out of vans and horse-drawn carts. Others push carts by hand.

2 severely burned in gas can accident

Former employee charged in thefts
WINDER, Ga. - This small city west of Athens has been the victim of internal theft for five years, according to an audit report presented before the Winder City Council.

Suspected bank robber in custody

Canal group seeks grants
The Augusta Canal Authority will seek $935,000 in matching National Park Service grants for planned improvements to the historic pumping station on the Savannah River and Chafee Park near the King/Sibley Mill complex.

Across the area

Off the fairway, it's the fare that draws
One of Lanny Nixon's souvenir photos from the 2002 Masters is of a half-eaten pimento cheese sandwich stuck in his right hand.

News you can use

Cink charts higher course
PGA Tour pro Stewart Cink invited fans at Warren Baptist Church on Tuesday to close their eyes and imagine what heaven will be like.

Across the area
Glascock County officials investigating a fiery one-car wreck have sent the body of the driver to the state crime lab for identification.

Police put three scalpers in jail
Georgia legislators have legalized ticket scalping, but that hasn't kept scalpers out of jail in Augusta.

Across Georgia

City group suggests reviewers
AIKEN - The Aiken Planning Commission should handle the city's review of its downtown master plan, regardless of what two city council members say, planning commission Chairman Ronny Bolton said Tuesday.

Shrimpers feel unwanted
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Reports that shrimp boat crews steal electricity and dump refuse at the city docks are false, and the charges are another attempt to move the shrimp boats out of the way to make room for cruise ships, shrimp boat owners say.

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

Service still key to leader
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - After serving a five-year stint as mayor in the 1980s, Robert H. McKie Jr. says he is not exactly sure why he ran again.

Change bill passes Senate
A bill that would change the way Augusta's government works has passed the state Senate and now needs the signatures of four area House members to be approved by the General Assembly this session.

Across the area

Reform bill compromise stalls
ATLANTA - A bill that would overhaul the way Augusta's government operates stalled in a legislative deadlock Wednesday, despite efforts from several lawmakers to compromise on the controversial proposal.

Soldiers salvage parts from Afghan junkyard
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - The soldiers call it the "bone yard," and it looks like a wasteland from a science fiction movie.

Former workers are paid
The long-term disability check that former King Mill supervisor James C. Boynton received last week came just in time to keep him from losing everything, he said.

Police put three scalpers in jail

Acid leak forces 100 to evacuate
About 100 employees were evacuated Wednesday from the Rural/Metro Ambulance facility on West Wheeler Road after a backup power source leaked acid, causing smoke and irritating fumes, officials said.

Across South Carolina

Visitor of the day
Today's visitor of the day is Sandra Dunton of Rocky Mount, N.C.

Debate dies on school-fee bill 2

News you can use
APRIL 10, 1970 The city limits of Augusta might change. The city is working to annex a tract of land on Olive Road that is the proposed site of a 150-unit public housing project. In order for it to be administered by the Augusta Housing Authority, it must be within the corporate limit.

Police look for bank robber

Pupils' letters included in book
AIKEN - Thelma Thompson started Sept. 11 recovery by having her third-graders draw American flags.

Room with a view

Debate dies on school-fee bill 2
Lawmakers say chances are slim for the passage of a House bill aiming to set new guidelines for the disbursement of fee-in-lieu-of-taxes proceeds to school systems.

Visitor of the day

Execution set for trooper's killer
COLUMBIA - An execution date has been set for a man who killed a trooper during a traffic stop in 1985, state Attorney General Charlie Condon said Tuesday.

Palmer says Friday's round will be last

Panel approves bottle bill
COLUMBIA - The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill Tuesday that would allow voters to decide in November whether the state's minibottle law should be scrapped.

2 severely burned in gas can accident
Two people were severely burned at a house on Perry Avenue on Tuesday when the gasoline can they were handling exploded, fire officials said.

Drill prepares for crisis
ATHENS, Ga. - Students gasped, screamed and wriggled on the floor as white smoke curled around their bodies.

Bathroom bills top list

Bathroom bills top list
ATLANTA - Another year, another batch of silly legislation under the Gold Dome, or so says the Libertarian Party of Georgia.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -The House unanimously passed a bill Tuesday to allow children with asthma to use their inhalers at school without asking a teacher or nurse.

New map passes despite stalling
ATLANTA - After a long day of bitter arguments and political maneuvering, the Senate approved a revised map that Democratic leaders say will favor their party for years to come.

Area schools get top honor
Several Augusta-area schools achieved top rankings on a statewide report card released Tuesday by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.

How did they kill the time?
Republicans spent Tuesday trying to gum up the works in the state Senate, hoping to prevent a vote on a new political map f

Cink charts higher course

Across the area
Police continued their Masters Tournament crackdown on ticket scalpers Wednesday, charging three people with soliciting business in a public roadway.

City group suggests reviewers

Reform bill compromise stalls

Official says test just one factor
ATHENS, GA. - On the same day that the Georgia Public Policy Foundation released the most recent round of school report cards, state school Superintendent Linda Schrenko told the University Woman's Club in Athens that evaluating school and student achievement based on one standardized test score "truly does not make common sense."

Lawmakers approve budget
ATLANTA - The General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a $16.1 billion state budget Wednesday, overruling complaints from some Republicans that the Legislature failed to curb spending during a recession.

Brunswick woman sues over sex tape
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A Glynn County woman has filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit alleging Brunswick police violated her right to privacy by keeping and showing a videotape of her engaged in sex with a man who secretly recorded the activity without her consent.

States debate bridge width
The Georgia Department of Transportation is sticking to its guns.

Heavy rain closes pharmacy
AIKEN - Roof repair work and a heavy rain that started Tuesday proved a soggy combination Wednesday for the CVS pharmacy on Richland Avenue.

Oak Ridge worker's son is paid
A federal program to compensate sick nuclear-weapons workers and their families has its first local success story.

Police look for bank robber
Police are looking for a robber who went into the downtown branch of Regions Bank on Wednesday and used a threatening note to get money.

Across Georgia
STONE MOUNTAIN -The skeletal remains found in a shallow grave in DeKalb County woods last week are of a teen-age male homicide victim, authorities said Wednesday.

Canal Getaway

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH -A bobcat probably mistook a hunter for a turkey when the animal attacked last week, a Natural Resources Department biologist says.

In time, adults deal with abuse

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

Area schools get top honor

Visitor of the day
Today's visitor of the day is Tom Crispell of Parsons, Kansas.

Drill prepares for crisis

News you can use
April 11, 1977 When Columbia Countians go to the polls Tuesday to vote on local sales tax and freeport options, they will actually face four separate questions.

Hephzibah couple die in wreck

Room with a view
What do Washington, D.C., Paris and Augusta have in common?

Former employee charged in thefts

Capital trial begins in June
AIKEN - The man accused of killing a North Augusta kindergartner will go on trial in June - roughly three years after the crime that rattled the community.

Panel approves bottle bill

Official says test just one factor

Police seek afternoon bank robber

Capital trial begins in June

Taliban relics still apparent in Kandahar

Man repeatedly takes long trip for jail visit

How did they kill the time?

House approves revised redistricting map

In time, adults deal with abuse
Richmond County sheriff's Investigator Thelma Gilchrist never doubts the stories of adults who come forward to report being sexually abused as children.

A topsy-turvy NBA Eastern Conference

Hawks 101, Hornets 95

Hawks 101, Hornets 95
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Paul Silas has a warning for his Charlotte Hornets: Start playing better or the playoffs won't last long.

A topsy-turvy NBA Eastern Conference
Welcome to the Eastern Conference of the NBA, where up is down and in is out, where Detroit and New Jersey - yes, the Nets and the Pistons - are division winners in a topsy-turvy season that defies explanation.

Falcons sign Weary, re-sign Jervey

NFL Europe begins 10th season

Former NFL receiver alleges racial profiling

Mrs. Frances Jones    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)
RIDGE SPRING, S.C. - Mrs. Frances Lott Jones, died April 7, 2002. Funeral service will be 3 p.m., Thursday, at Pine Hill Baptist Church, John

Mr. Bryant Simpson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Entered into r

Featured obituary: Mr. James Hutto
James Hutto devoted his life to teaching.

Mrs. Lois Grishkin    (KNOXVILLE, Tenn.)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Lois Ann Grishkin, age 54, of Augusta, Ga., and Knoxville, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. She was born in Pittsburg, Pa., to Agnes Seginack Mesaros of

Mr. Isaac Black    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Sunday, Apr

Mr. Bob Herrington    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Olen E. "Bob" Herrington, 79, of Williams Circle, entered into rest Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at University Hospital. Graveside services will be held

Mrs. Barbara Hill    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, April 6, 2002, at her residence, Mrs. Barbara A. Hill of Millstone Run. Memorial services will be held Thursday, April 11, 2002, at 3 p.m., at Ebenezer Seventh Day

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

Mr. Walter Carswell    (MANHATTAN, N.Y.)
MANHATTAN, N.Y. - Entered into rest Monday, April 1, 2002, at the Calvary Hospital, Bronx, N.Y., Mr. Walter Griffin Carswell of Manhattan, N.Y. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at 2 p.m. at St. T

Mr. James Hutto    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. John Schrenk    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - John Schwend Schrenk, age 97, of Bausket Street, died Monday, April 8, 2002. Graveside services will be held Friday, April 12, 2002, at 11 a.m. Hillcrest Memorial Park in Augusta, Ga., with Rev. Rick Barbara and

Mr. Roy Jones    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Roy Jordan Jones, age 80, of Peachtr

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 wi

Mrs. Mary Kissiah    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Gary Johnson Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. Gary Johnson Jr., 59, of St. Johns Church Road, Aiken, S.C., died Monday, April 8, 2002,at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Ga. Funeral service wil

Mrs. Nelle Martin    (KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C.)
KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. - Mrs. Nelle Aldridge Martin, 80, of Cedar Drive, entered into rest Tuesday, April 9, 2002. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 12, 200

Mr. William Butler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. William Butler of Gordon Hwy

Mrs. Mattie McClattie    (APPLING, Ga.)
APPLING, Ga. - Ent

Mrs. Mildred Eidson    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
CLEARWATER, S.C. - Entered into rest on Sunday, Mrs. Mildred Hutto Eidson, wife of the late Mr. William Earl Eidson and mother of the late Bill Eidson. She was a former re

Mr. Arthur Mitchell    (KANKAKEE, Ill.)
KANKAKEE, Ill. - Entered into rest Sunday, April 7, 2002, in Kankakee, Ill., Mr. Arthur L. Mitchell of Kankakee. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are three daughters, Corine Noble, Kankakee, Geraldine (Noe

Featured obituary: Mrs. Glois Slick
Those who knew Glois Slick say that church was the cornerstone of her life.

Mr. Stephen Odenweller    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Scoggins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva OKelley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Raper    (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. - A memorial service for Mrs. Patricia Lynn Raper, 46, wife of Robert Neil Raper, who died April 5, 2002 will be held tod

Mrs. Mary Pierce    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Nichols Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Cathy Shepherd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dennis McFadden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest in Atlanta, April 7, 2002, Mr. Dennis McFadden, formerly of Augusta. Mr. McFadden was a native of Richmond County, and a Navy veteran. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Johnnie Mae McFadde

Mrs. Williease Creech    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mrs. Williease Hay Creech, 66, of Tabby Lane, died April 8, 2002. Services will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, at New Hope United Methodist Church. Burial in Hayes Ceme

Dr. Eloy Fominaya    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Dr. Eloy Fominaya, 76, husband of Nancy A. Fominaya,

Mr. James Brown    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Services for James Terry Brown, 43, will be held 11 a.m.

Mr. Jerry Thomas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mr. Jerry Thomas of Franklin Street. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are his wife, Clementine Thomas; one

Mrs. Maggie Johnson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, April 8, 2002, at Country Place Drive, Mrs. Maggie W. John

Mrs. Doris Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Hutto    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Whitener    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. William Hiles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into re

Mr. James Williams    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Mr. James Earl Williams, 40, of Old Mims Road died Tuesday, April 9, 2002, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Burke County. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2002, at DeLoach Funeral H

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 Wedn

Mrs. Shay Williams    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Mrs. Karla Shay Fulcher Williams, 33, of Old Mims Road, died Tuesday, April 9, 2002, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Burke County. Funeral services will be held at

Mrs. Rebecca Golphin    (SARDIS, Ga.)
SARDIS, Ga. - En

Mr. Arthur Ayers    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Entered into rest on Wednesday, April 10, 2002, Mr. Arthur "Junior" Ayers, husband of Mrs. Josephine Blackston Ayers, of Hollow Hill Road. Mr. Ayers was the father of Donna Taylor of Barnwell, Tony Ayers of North Charleston, Debbie Cr

Mrs. Ernestine Dent    (APPLING, Ga.)
APPLING, Ga. - Entered into rest

Mrs. Jean Barnhill    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, G

Mrs. Bessie Bynes    (BUFFALO, N.Y.)

Mr. Julious Wright    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
WILLISTON, S.C. - Mr. Julious Wright, age 68, entered into rest on April 5, 2002, at the Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2002, at th

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 b

Mr. Isaac Black    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Dent (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. John Schrenk (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Rebecca Golphin (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Mitchell (KANKAKEE, Ill.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Glois Slick

Mrs. Lois Grishkin (KNOXVILLE, Tenn.)

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

Mrs. Shay Williams (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James Hutto (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Cathy Shepherd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Butler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Hill (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Bynes (BUFFALO, N.Y.)

Mrs. Doris Vick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Isaac Black (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Hutto (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Isaac Black (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Williams (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Williease Creech (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Gary Johnson Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Jerry Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Nelle Martin (KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C.)

Mrs. Doris Scoggins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Brown (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Jones (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mr. Roy Jones (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jean Barnhill (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Raper (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie McClattie (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. William Hiles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Pierce (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Luther Nichols Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Dr. Eloy Fominaya (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bryant Simpson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Dennis McFadden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Viola Wayne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Restrict cloning to non-embryo cells
THE U.S. SENATE is currently considering two possible approaches to the question of human embryo cloning and is expected to vote on the possibilities soon.

Friend backs Lynn for office
I speak up on behalf of my friend, Danny Lynn. Helen Mayson, North Augusta, S.C.

Success story
"It means about 25 or 30 more jobs in the next year or so, and about a $3 million investment in the community. We expect them to be up to 200 employees in the next two to three years ... It's a very big success story."

State employee regrets taking job
I am writing to address the sad treatment of Georgia state employees. I took a pay cut to come to work at a state facility. Growing up, both of my parents worked for the state, and I also thought that working for the state was the best thing you could do. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Traci L. Dixon, Augusta

McGhee critic beats up on editorial
Your April 8 editorial, "Historic abuse," concerning the Aiken Mile Track, currently known as McGhee's Mile, was full of personal opinion - not objective reporting... Molly Gray, Aiken, S.C.

Clarification
Editor's note: The S. Christine of Augusta who wrote the letter that appeared Monday, "Teacher claims there is no teacher shortage," is not the Sheri Christine who lives in Evans.

Showcasing Augusta
The Masters tournament getting under way today will draw more people to the famed Augusta National course than just the world's greatest golfers and sports fans. It will also draw 35 or more top executives from the United States and abroad, marking the 42nd Red Carpet Tour.

Fort's bright future
Georgia congressmen seeking to put Fort Gordon at the center of a key homeland defense program aren't just whistling Dixie. They're simply getting the message that military people familiar with the Augusta area have known for years - that the fort is uniquely positioned to become a national center of excellence in disaster training.

How Pershing stopped terrorism
Once in U.S. history an episode of Islamic terrorism was very quickly stopped. It happened in the Philippines about 1911, when Gen. John J. Pershing was in command of the garrison. There had been numerous Islamic terrorist attacks, so "Black Jack," as they called the general, told the boys to catch the perpetrators and teach them a lesson. Rev. Timothy D. Fellows Sr., Augusta

Cell phone posse
There's much public sentiment against drivers using hand-held cell phones. The feeling is they're a dangerous distraction - and safe driving groups, including one in Augusta, are out to prove the point by correlating careless driving moves at busy intersections with cell-phone users.

Evans parent seconds criticism of 'zero tolerance'
Regarding Wendes Jones' April 7 letter,"Kill Columbia Co.'s mindless 'zero tolerance' policy." We agree it can happen to your child; we know. It happened to us. Steve & Barbara Schilling, Evans, Ga.

Senator stalled until law changed
Concerning Sen. Greg Ryberg, R-Aiken: Why hasn't he said why he didn't sign off on Danny Lynn's appointment before the law changed? Jeanna Harrell, North Augusta, S.C.

Supports new magistrate law
How interesting that the magistrate position in Aiken County has been in the headlines along with South Carolina's "education" lottery. Karen Ramirez, Aiken, S.C.

Powerfest reunion at Diamond Lakes loud, disruptive
The March 30 Powerfest/KISS Family Reunion held at Diamond Lakes on Windsor Spring Road caused us many concerns, as well as a great deal of frustration. We live only about a block away from the site. Donna Robinson, Hephzibah, Ga.

Why Saddam must go
Despite defying United Nations resolutions he agreed to at the conclusion of the Gulf War - including allowing U.N. inspectors to look for weapons of mass destruction - Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein bamboozled the international community into letting him sell just enough of his oil to relieve the starving and suffering of his people, especially children.

Racism ousts coach
Racism still plays a major role in our society. We, as Americans, need to pull together and, in this time of need for our dear country, we need to support all our troops who dedicate their lives overseas for us. Wayne Dean, Augusta

Restrict cloning to non-embryo cells
THE U.S. SENATE is currently considering two possible approaches to the question of human embryo cloning and is expected to vote on the possibilities soon.

Ryberg just sticking by the rules
Why is Aiken County's faithful, solid-thinking, Republican State Sen. Greg Ryberg being constantly criticized for his stand on naming a county magistrate? What about the other public officials who endorsed a gentleman not qualified? Did they not know the qualifications? This has caused all the discussion and delayed the procedure. Sarah R. Sullivan, Jackson, S.C.

Higher-ups cause priesthood decline
As all true Catholics should, I speak out against unholy priests and their followers - protectors of the higher-ups. Chandler S. Vincent, Aiken, S.C.

President Bush plots to sell out the U.S. to the U.N.
Both its history and its current activity demonstrate that the Council on Foreign Relations is dedicated to the submergence of our nation and all nations in a world government run by the United Nations. Glenda Windham, Wagener, S.C.

Racing's Learning Curve

Racing Facts

Rare white thoroughbred foal born on central Kentucky farm

Ferrero advances at Estoril Open

Overtime

Madison Square Garden dark on all fronts

NASCAR notebook

Overtime

Racing's Learning Curve
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Andy Petree's racing resume is impressive enough: two NASCAR Winston Cup Series championships as a crew chief and a pair of wins last year as a car owner.

Rare white thoroughbred foal born on central Kentucky farm
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The excitement started when former racehorse Patchen Beauty entered labor last week to deliver her first foal.

Racing Facts
Here are facts about the upcoming Virginia 500.

Overtime
Augusta Stallions quarterback Glen Gaunnt earned Offensive Player of the Week honors from the Arenafootball2 league offices for his performance against Jacksonville in the second week of the season.

Ferrero advances at Estoril Open
OEIRAS, Portugal -- Defending champion Juan Carlos Ferrero struggled early but recovered to beat Cedric Pioline of France 7-5, 6-2 Tuesday in the first round of the Estoril Open.

NASCAR notebook
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - This year's The Winston all-star race will be about more than speed and skill. It will be a process of elimination.

Spotlight on Jimmie Johnson
Here is a profile of NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson.

Overtime
Thomson girls basketball star Monique Martin has signed a letter-of-intent to play at the University of Georgia, the director of her AAU team said Thursday night.

Madison Square Garden dark on all fronts
NEW YORK -- These are dismal days for Madison Square Garden.

NFL Europe begins 10th season
LONDON -- It's been a hard sell, but there are small signs that the $100 million campaign to establish NFL Europe as a development league are starting to pay off as its 10th season begins this weekend.

Former NFL receiver alleges racial profiling
DAYTON, Ohio -- Former NFL receiver Jeff Graham filed a $10 million lawsuit, contending he was the victim of racial profiling by a sheriff's deputy.

Falcons sign Weary, re-sign Jervey
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons signed free agent cornerback Fred Weary and re-signed running back Travis Jervey on Tuesday.

A call-waiting modem? And other reader queries
Let's get some more letters out of the way before we head on to some product reviews next week:

Flower may halt building
Mother Nature has to be laughing about now.

Sharing life
Carol Walker gathers the wispy blond strands still attached to her daughter's head and attempts to pull them into a ponytail.

Computer security an inexact science
Despite the near-ubiquity of firewalls and antivirus software, hacker attacks and viruses are causing more damage to computer networks every year, according to a survey by the Computer Security Institute and the FBI.

Drug card program expanding
The trend that GlaxoSmithKline began in October when it launched a discount prescription drug card for lower-income seniors has culminated in the creation of an expanded program backed by seven major pharmaceutical companies.

Promising upshot of brain cell transplant
A closer look at the brain tissue of a stroke patient who received an experimental injection of neurons has shown that the lab-made cells survived for more than two years and didn't produce a tumor.

Another possible hazard caused by nicotine
Scientists are warning that smokers using nicotine patches and gum in efforts to quit may face another problem - a nicotine byproduct that could be hazardous.

Sister city shares biotech tips
They are located in areas famous for golf. They were once heavily involved in textile manufacturing. They now employ a lot of people in call centers. Both even held powerboat races.

Mouse has retractable tail
Notebook computers are always a series of compromises in favor of weight and portability, and one of the personally most annoying has always been the widget that moves the cursor.

Estrogen lotion may soothe hot flashes
Menopausal women may soon be able to alleviate their hot flashes with a body lotion.

Georgia 5, Clemson 4

Georgia 5, Clemson 4
ATHENS, Ga. -- David Coffey's RBI double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth Tuesday night gave Georgia a 5-4 victory over Clemson.

Players choose colleges

Players choose colleges
Questions about the University of Georgia's women's basketball team's backcourt loomed all season long. And in the first round of the NCAA tournament in March, those inquiries finally were answered when the Lady Bulldogs lost and were denied a 20-win season for only the fifth time in 23 years.

South Carolina reports eight secondary NCAA violations
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina reported eight secondary NCAA violations from May through December. Three of the violations involved the football team.

Odds and Ends

Woman gives birth to rabbits! Or so they said ...

Mars called key to quest for alien life

Sharing life

Estrogen lotion may soothe hot flashes

A call-waiting modem? And other reader queries

Another possible hazard caused by nicotine

Flower may halt building

Mouse has retractable tail

Promising upshot of brain cell transplant

Sister city shares biotech tips

Drug card program expanding