Galas are important to center

Applause calender
Here is a listing of local events coming up.

Concert calender

Ramblin' Rhodes: A gala affair
Louise Mandrell contends that if there had been places like Fort Discovery when she was growing up, she might have made better grades in science.

Dramatic discovery

Standing ovations
BEACH MUSIC BLAST: The Swingin' Medallions will perform after the Masters Tournament round today at the Killian's Red Party at Last Call in the National Hills Shopping Center.

Classic Cosby is a comedic balm

Classic Cosby is a comedic balm
What becomes a legend most? Is it flash and fanfare, a booming musical intro and a burst of white light revealing a dazzling figure on a smoke-filled stage?

Ramblin' Rhodes: A gala affair

Dramatic discovery
For Don Cleary, associate professor of drama and music at Paine College, choosing works for the school's series of one-acts by black playwrights was a quest to educate, illuminate and entertain.

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

Galas are important to center
For four years, the National Science Center has been proving that galas and golf can share a calender square in Augusta.

Video watch

John Rocker brings villain status to silver screen
There's little of Hollywood in Atlanta filmmakers Kevin Greene and Alex Wier.

Mini reviews

City's musical interests are a mystery
Buckle up, I'm feeling disillusioned.

Applause calender

Technicolor's explosion of hues colored classics
Let's debunk a Masters Tournament myth right now. The always beautiful course at the Augusta National is not the riot of spring color that golf fans reverently whisper about. Sure, there are banks of pink azalea, and an ivory-white dogwood here and there.

John Rocker brings villain status to silver screen

Mini reviews
Here is a listing of movies just out, and the reviews that go along with them.

Concert calender
Here is a listing of local concerts coming up.

City's musical interests are a mystery

Spring break games draw mixed reactions

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

Twins return home, finally
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins weren't sure their home opener would ever arrive.

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.

Twins return home, finally

Augusta's faults no match for Atlanta's 'successes'

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?

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

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

Braves notebook

Braves notebook

Braves top Phillies, 6-2

Braves notebook
PHILADELPHIA -- In his first five appearances, John Smoltz has experienced enough highs and lows to last him a season.

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 in extra innings

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

Braves notebook

Braves top Phillies, 6-2
PHILADELPHIA -- We should have known that on a frigid night, with a hockey rink right across the street, there was no way the Philadelphia Phillies would succeed in scoring on Tom Glavine.

Business briefs

Tax tips for last-minute taxpayers
You're in good company if you're one of the 30 million taxpayers who haven't filed yet: The Internal Revenue Service expects 21.8 million Americans to huddle with our 2001 taxes this weekend and a record 8.2 million of us to get an automatic extension.

Making Connections
Local chamber of commerce officials are calling this year's Red Carpet Tour the best in years in terms of guests connecting with Augusta.

Business briefs

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.

Radio station dumps ESPN for Fox Sports program
Dan Patrick and Rob Dibble have left Augusta for good.

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.

Unemployment claims drop
ATLANTA - The number of people making initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits in Georgia declined by 12 percent in March, but Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond cautioned that thousands are still without jobs.

Tax tips for last-minute taxpayers

Extensions of time to file your return

Legends' links seeks partners

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.

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - Under indictment on an obstruction of justice charge, Arthur Andersen LLP said Thursday the accounting firm is engaged in talks with the Justice Department, an acknowledgment that comes amid stepped-up pressure by federal prosecutors.

Legends' links seeks partners
Bill Paine could have been just as happy sitting on the porch of his retirement home in the mountains.

Making Connections

Radio station dumps ESPN for Fox Sports program

Clemson gets third basketball signee

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

Chaos still reigns

Showcasing Augusta

Gore for '04?

Another dollar loser

Success story

Why Saddam must go

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.

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
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.

Mastering your lawn

Nematodes worm way into garden
You do everything you are supposed to when it comes to growing vegetables and nothing seems to perk up your garden.

Mastering your lawn
The bentgrass greens at the Augusta National Golf Club course are beautiful to look at, fast and fun to play, but the devil to maintain, according to golf course experts.

Suggs, Bilbo battling to replace Godsey
ATLANTA -- Neither A.J. Suggs nor Damarius Bilbo has played well enough during spring practice to claim Georgia Tech's starting quarterback job, but neither player has taken himself out of the running either.

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 2, W. Carolina 1

Suggs, Bilbo battling to replace Godsey

I'm becoming a pro on current events of 1947

Pairings will give fans something to watch

Pairings will give fans something to watch
Television viewers worldwide will get another peek of the Augusta area less than six weeks after the Masters Tournament.

Out of the storm

Out of the storm
With LPGA superstars Annika Sorenstam and Karrie Webb primed to win the inaugural Asahi Ryokuken International Championship last year, an unknown stole the spotlight.

Golf writers recognize Woods as year's best

Crew readies course in short order

Fond remembrance
Tiger Woods opened the defense of his Masters Tournament title with a 2-under-par 70 in Thursday's opening round.

Howell's Homecoming

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.

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.

Fond remembrance

Little brother Ben hoofs it for Howell

Howell's Homecoming
For 15 years, Charles Howell has trumpeted the praises of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters. It's only fitting that he made his long-awaited debut wearing striped pants suitable for the Masters marching band.

Crew readies course in short order
Tim Phillips can recall the one day off he and his Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club maintenance crew have had since September.

Asahi Ryokuken International is back
Laura Diaz hits her approach shot to the 18th green. Diaz is among those listed to appear at this year's event.

Asahi Ryokuken International is back

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.

Augusta's faults no match for Atlanta's 'successes'
On Sunday, its sports section offered its 2 cents on the changes at Augusta National Golf Club.

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.

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.

'Iron curtain' needed to protect Israel U.N., U.S. Mideast action urged

Agency offers help for safe return of lost Alzheimer's patients

Israeli comfort

Improperly stored antifreeze fatal to pet

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

Pray for our brave military

State employee regrets taking job

African slave traders to pay up too?

Calls for Israel's military defeat

Evans parent seconds criticism of 'zero tolerance'

Friend backs Lynn for office

Supports new magistrate law

McGhee critic beats up on editorial

Capsules

Masters fashions

In the know

Augusta golfer inspires area teens

Mental illness defense planned
A man accused of raping and killing four women will pursue a mental illness defense in an attempt to persuade a jury not to impose a death sentence.

Suspected bank robber in custody

Correction

Across Georgia

Visitor of the day
Today's visitor of the day is Jamie Lewis of Zanesville, Ohio.

Palmer says Friday's round will be last

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.

Across South Carolina

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

Mental illness defense planned

Soldiers salvage parts from Afghan junkyard

Three men sentenced for deadly robbery

Guards corner suspect
Police say Marvin Mims dashed into Joe's Underground to hide out, not to dine in.

Across the area

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.

Around town

The tournament in tune
About 20 years ago, songwriter Dave Loggins was walking the fairways at Augusta National Golf Club with his friend Ken Chance.

Escort, owners arrested

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.

Authorities investigate SRS injury

A Masters Record
In a dimly lit back corner of Squeaky's Tip Top, the oldest neighborhood tavern in Augusta, sits a jukebox.

BellSouth worker saves man from fire

Heavy rain closes pharmacy

Video poker foe says parlor owner pointed gun at him

Lottery forecast revised upward

Visitor of the day

News you can use

Visitor of the day

Escort, owners arrested
Police interrupted the activity of an Augusta escort service during its busy Masters season Thursday, locking up the owners and the escort who was selling sex to golf visitors, authorities said.

News you can use

Correction
A photo caption accompanying an article about the Red Carpet Tour in the business section of Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle misidentified David Duvall and Jim Lewis. Mr. Lewis was on the left in the photo and Mr. Duvall was on the right.

Artist to show city her underwear

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.

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

Infant tees off a bit early
AIKEN - Enid "Niki" Shenise came from Charlotte, N.C., for the Masters Tournament's Par-3 Contest on Wednesday.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Official says test just one factor

Police seek man in bank robbery

House approves revised redistricting map

Artist to show city her underwear
AIKEN - Anne Lattimore will unabashedly display her underwear downtown Saturday.

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

Capital trial begins in June

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.

15 old graves will be moved
Transportation officials are preparing to move 15 graves from an old cemetery discovered three years ago during work on a Bobby Jones Expressway bridge project.

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.

From the ashes

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.

Shrimpers feel unwanted

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.

A Masters Record

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 Georgia
ATLANTA -Georgia tax collections were down in March for the ninth consecutive month, the state reported Thursday.

Man repeatedly takes long trip for jail visit

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -The South Carolina Education Lottery announced Thursday that it deposited $16 million in the education account in the past month.

Police look for bank robber

Across the area
Thousands of residents were left without power in downtown Aiken on Thursday morning after a 9:12 a.m. power outage.

Room with a view

15 old graves will be moved

Across the area

Concert to help victims

The tournament in tune

Oak Ridge worker's son is paid

Authorities investigate SRS injury
Savannah River Site officials are investigating an incident last week in which a construction worker suffered a serious head injury.

Reform bill compromise stalls

Augusta boy, 11, drowns in canal
A 10-year-old boy died Thursday after rescue workers found him unconscious at the bottom of the Augusta Canal, police said.

Former workers are paid

Downtown projects win funds
Several local projects are slated to receive state funding now that the Georgia Legislature has approved next year's $16.1 billion budget.

News you can use
April 12, 1925 The Richmond County Board of Education heartily endorsed yesterday the junior college project, provided the Finance Committee approves. This action was taken after Maj George Butler, principal of Richmond Academy, outlined all details regarding the proposed college.

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

Lawmakers approve budget

Video poker foe says parlor owner pointed gun at him
A judge's decision is pending on the question of whether to issue a warrant against a Franklin County video poker proprietor accused of threatening a video poker opponent.

BellSouth worker saves man from fire
SAVANNAH - Jim Miller had taken five residents to doctors' appointments, hung some cabinets and was checking an elevator when someone screamed, "Fire!"

Three men sentenced for deadly robbery
Three South Carolina men have been convicted and sentenced in a fatal armed robbery that happened in Hart County last year.

Police seek man in bank robbery
Police are looking for a second robber who held up the Washington Road branch of First Union bank Thursday afternoon.

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.

Concert to help victims
The third woman to accuse Aaron LeBlanc of rape is the host of a benefit concert tonight to raise money for Rape Crisis Services.

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..

From the ashes
In mythology, the phoenix was a bird of unsurpassed beauty that died a spectacular death and was born again. In Augusta, the phoenix fable has been recast, with the Sacred Heart Cultural Center replacing the legendary firebird.

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."

Across South Carolina

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.

Teens charged with lynching
BLUFFTON, S.C. - Two middle school pupils accused of punching an eighth-grader until his heart stopped were arrested by Bluffton police and charged with lynching.

I'm becoming a pro on current events of 1947
Last week, I told you about a slip of paper containing the autographs of baseball players that I found years ago in a set of encyclopedias I had bought used from a county library.

Iverson has cast removed; return uncertain
PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson had the cast removed from his broken left hand Thursday, but it's uncertain whether he'll return to the Philadelphia 76ers before the playoffs.

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.

Mason, Bucks still a puzzle that doesn't fit

Hawks 101, Hornets 95

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.

Mason, Bucks still a puzzle that doesn't fit
MILWAUKEE -- Anthony Mason was expected to push the Milwaukee Bucks over the hump and into the NBA Finals.

A topsy-turvy NBA Eastern Conference

NFL Europe begins 10th season

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Mr. Curtis Scott    (MIAMI, Fla.)
MIAMI, Fla. - Mr. Curtis Scott, 23, of Miami, entered into rest Tuesday, April 2, 2002. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Potier Funeral Home in Miami. Survivors include brot

Mr. Arthur Mitchell    (KANKAKEE, Ill.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Nelle Martin    (KILL HILL DEVIL, N.C.)
KILL HILL DE

Featured obituary: Mr. Olen E. Herrington
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Olen E. "Bob" Herrington, one of Georgia's most respected bird dog trainers, died this week. He had lived in Burke County since 1962.

Mrs. Doris Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mitchell Bell    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Mitchell Bell, 74, of Waynesboro, entered into rest April 10, 2002, at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held a

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. Arthur Barnett    (JACKSON, S.C.)
JACKSON, S.C. - Funeral

Mrs. Mary Pierce    (EVANS, Ga.)

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, Tony Ayers, Deb

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

Mrs. Phyllis Williams    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Phyllis Gymer Williams, 83, of Reidsboro, Ver., who died April 11, 2002, at the University Hospital, will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 5 p.m. from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. Interment will be

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

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. Dennis McFadden    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Bynes    (BUFFALO, N.Y.)
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Mrs. Bessie Wright Bynes, wife of the late Albert Bynes Sr., formerly of Gough, but lived in New York for 50 years died April 6, 2002, in Mark Luthern Rehabilitation Cente

Mrs. Ola Johnson    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs. Ola Lee Johnso

Mrs. Susie Coleman    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Susie Loretta Lumley Coleman died Thursday, April 11, 2002. Survivors include her

Mr. Sidney Reese    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, April 11, 2002, at the residence, Mr. Sidney Reese of Kent Street. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are three daughters, Alberta Reid, Augusta, Evelyn (Syles) Martin, Oc

Mr. William Dodson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - William T

Mrs. Shirley Ramsey    (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, April 6, 2002, at McDuffie Regi

Mrs. Louvenia Butler    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs. Louvenia G. Butler of Grove

Mr. William Stringer    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Dunbar    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mr. James A. Dunbar, 72, of Mullen Street, entered into rest Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, April 13, 2002, at 10 a.m. from

Mr. Johnnie Johnson    (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN, Ga. - M

Mr. Willie Ficklin    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
WARR

Mrs. Mary Pierce    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Garner    (SUGARHILL, Ga.)
SUGARHILL, Ga. - Mrs. Grace Ashley Garner, age 89, Sugarhill, formerly of Augusta, died April 9, 2002. She was the widow of the late Mr. E.V. "Pete" Garner. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law,

Mrs. Eva OKelley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, April 6, 20

Mrs. Rebecca Golphin    (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. James Hutto    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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. Stephen Odenweller    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Hall    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest Thursday, April 11, 2002, Mrs

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. 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

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

Mrs. Doris Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie McGruder Sr.    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Willie Albert McGruder Sr., age 85, of Keysville, Ga., died Tuesday, April 9, 200

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

Mr. Mike Mazur    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mike Mazur, 77, entered into rest Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at the Veteran Hospita

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

Mr. Nathan Kuhlke    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Nathan "Nat" Harris Kuhlke, age 45, son of Elizabeth Prescott Kuhlke and the late Eugene Murphy Kuhlke, entered into rest on Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Survivors includ

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

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

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. Stephen Odenweller    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Utley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dillie Rollen Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Thursday, April 11, 2002, in the University Hospital, Mr. Dillie Rollen Jr., of Kroger Road. Funeral services will be announced later by Peoples Funeral Home, 732 Walton Way, Augusta.

Mrs. Cathy Shepherd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charlie Whitener    (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Paula Henry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Paula Henry, age 55, of Augusta, entered into rest, April 9, 2002, at her residence. She is survived by her husband,

Mrs. Annie Ruff    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Hughes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Eula R. Hughes of Columbus Avenue, North Augusta, who died April 11, 2002, will be announced. Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home of North Augusta, in charge of arrangements, (803)278-1181.

Mr. Bryant Simpson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Elnora Jackson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Thomas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Jackson    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Gladys Walker Jackson of Sandersville, died Sunday morning,

Mr. Gary Johnson Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Eva OKelley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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. Lauretha Rhodes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mrs. Lauretha L. Rhodes, of Dade Street. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are her husba

Mr. Jerry Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Hill (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie McClattie (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. William Stringer (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Barnett (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Shirley Ramsey (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Pierce (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Vick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cathy Shepherd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Ficklin (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. James Dunbar (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Paula Henry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Golphin (SARDIS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ola Johnson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Grishkin (KNOXVILLE, Tenn.)

Mr. Willie Utley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Mitchell (KANKAKEE, Ill.)

Mrs. Lauretha Rhodes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Hutto (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Garner (SUGARHILL, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Jones (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Elnora Jackson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Willie McGruder Sr. (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Curtis Scott (MIAMI, Fla.)

Mr. William Dodson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louvenia Butler (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Coleman (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Mitchell Bell (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Dillie Rollen Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Hughes (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Ruff (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Williams (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Sidney Reese (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Shay Williams (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Johnson (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Mitchell (KANKAKEE, Ill.)

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

Dr. Eloy Fominaya (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Olen E. Herrington

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

Mr. Bryant Simpson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Nathan Kuhlke (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Vick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Grishkin (KNOXVILLE, Tenn.)

Mr. Isaac Black (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dennis McFadden (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean Barnhill (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Jackson (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Viola Wayne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Phyllis Williams (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Arthur Ayers (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Eva OKelley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mike Mazur (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.

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.

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.

Pray for our brave military
I received two e-mails this week concerning our military in Afghanistan. I read words like "we are in a blood bath here" from a wife whose husband is over there, and other words like "eating meals ready-to-eat" (whatever that may be) while sitting in foxholes in the cold desert. Bonnie Cox, North Augusta, S.C.

Agency offers help for safe return of lost Alzheimer's patients
The recent case of Mary Alice Dixon ("Police will use dogs to search," March 24, Metro section) represents a problem facing thousands of individuals in the Augusta area. Lora Hydrick, Augusta

Gore for '04?
Democratic party elites and activists are not pleased at former Vice President Al Gore's return to the public stage.

'Iron curtain' needed to protect Israel U.N., U.S. Mideast action urged
The situation between Israel and Palestine has reached a point where only an all-out war will be the result, unless drastic action is taken by some neutral source. Now is the time for the United Nations and the United States to boldly step in, using diplomacy and a firm hand to bring peace and stability to the Middle East. Al Kotras, 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.

African slave traders to pay up too?
Robert "Tunk" Martin seems to be at it again in his April 9 letter, "African-Americans seeking reparations, not handouts." Rodney P. Benefield, Evans, Ga.

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.

Israeli comfort
Why does your paper think it's OK for us to go to another country and take it over so that we can live in peace, but Israel is looked at as a bad country for doing the same? Joe Nirenberg, North Augusta, S.C.

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.

Calls for Israel's military defeat
The Palestinian Authority is in a very unstable position. Every person in the news media has condemned Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for the suicide bombings of women and children. Harry Sellers, Hephzibah, Ga.

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."

Finance 'reform' law unconstitutional
THE U.S. CONGRESS passed and President Bush recently signed into law, with reservations, a seemingly noble campaign finance "reform" bill that, in reality, is a Trojan horse poised to attack freedom of speech.

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.

Improperly stored antifreeze fatal to pet
We lost a member of our family this week. My daughter and son-in-law's golden retriever succumbed to kidney failure. It wasn't that he was an old dog and that it was just his time; he was only 9 months old. Wanda M. Williams, Martinez, Ga.

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

Another dollar loser
There's a certain delight in seeing the government fall flat when it tries to manipulate people into doing what they don't want to do. Twice in recent decades, the feds have tried to get Americans to switch to dollar coins.

Chaos still reigns
The Georgia legislative session that winds up today is one of the longest in state history. But the extra month has done nothing to lessen the chaotic last-minute rush and confusion that mark the conclusion of every General Assembly.

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

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.

Racing's Learning Curve

Adaptability key at Martinsville this week

Rare white thoroughbred foal born on central Kentucky farm

Tyson hires Ronnie Shields as trainer

Racing Facts

Coach's background helps with diverse team

Overtime

NASCAR notebook

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.

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.

Racing Facts
Here are facts about the upcoming Virginia 500.

Adaptability key at Martinsville this week
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- The .526-mile oval at Martinsville Speedway has been described as a "parking lot with curbs."

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.

Tyson hires Ronnie Shields as trainer
NEW YORK -- Mike Tyson hired former junior welterweight contender Ronnie Shields to train him for his June 8 championship fight against Lennox Lewis.

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

Coach's background helps with diverse team
If anybody could handle a job like this, Glenn Hills soccer coach Ray Wilson is a pretty good choice.

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.

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

Fishing report
The first cobia catch of the season has been reported from the Broad River near Beaufort, S.C., but things might get a bit crowded for anglers who frequent the Highway 170 bridge.

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

Fishing report

Fishing tournament news

Fishing tournament news

Fishing report

Fishing report
The first cobia catch of the season has been reported from the Broad River near Beaufort, S.C., but things might get a bit crowded for anglers who frequent the Highway 170 bridge.

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.

Scientist tries to lure start-up
Stephen C. Peiper and his partners plan to use yeast to grow a successful biotech company.

Red Hat bitten by Linux's low cost
Here's the riddle: If Linux is gaining more market share among big-spending corporate customers, why have sales at Red Hat - the undisputed Linux leader - been creeping steadily downward?

Voice mail systems have few safeguards
Hewlett-Packard isn't saying much about how voice mail between its top executives came to be splashed across newspaper front pages, but virtually every company is vulnerable to similar leaks, security experts warn.

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

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.

Proposal offered on SRS issue
U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham has extended one last olive branch to South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges.

Astronauts clamp girder to space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Astronauts successfully clamped a giant girder to the international space station on Thursday, the first step of a major construction job 240 miles high.

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.

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.

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

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.

Players choose colleges

S.C. State not waiting on former Gamecock

S.C. State not waiting on former Gamecock
ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- South Carolina State coach Buddy Pough doesn't expect to see Derek Watson, one of his former South Carolina players, running the ball next season for the Bulldogs.

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

Mars called key to quest for alien life

Odds and Ends

Red Hat bitten by Linux's low cost

Drug card program expanding

Estrogen lotion may soothe hot flashes

Flower may halt building

Voice mail systems have few safeguards

Astronauts clamp girder to space station

Scientist tries to lure start-up

Proposal offered on SRS issue

Promising upshot of brain cell transplant