John Rocker brings villain status to silver screen

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

Galas are important to center

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.

Video watch

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.

Concert calender

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?

Classic Cosby is a comedic balm

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.

Dramatic discovery

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.

Mini reviews

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

Ramblin' Rhodes: A gala affair

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.

City's musical interests are a mystery

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.

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

Twins return home, finally

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

Ball Bonds hit to tie McGwire record draws little interest
SAN FRANCISCO -- Call it the $52,500 catch.

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

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.

Injuries bothering Chipper
MIAMI - Less than two weeks into the season and Chipper Jones is already hobbling.

Braves top Phillies, 6-2

Braves notebook

Braves shut out Marlins
MIAMI -- Winning pitcher, Greg Maddux.

Braves shut out Marlins

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

Injuries bothering Chipper

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

Radio station dumps ESPN for Fox Sports program

Making Connections

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
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.

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.

VISA joins IRS credit card program
WASHINGTON -- North and South Carolina taxpayers can now charge their federal taxes on their VISA cards. VISA's participation further enhances the IRS credit card program, which has been growing steadily since it began in 1999. Taxpayers may now use any of the four major credit cards - VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card - for federal tax payments.

Big jump in gasoline and energy costs

Business briefs

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - Sharply higher gasoline costs drove up wholesale prices in March by the largest amount in 14 months. Shoppers, hit by more expensive energy bills, spent modestly on other things.

Legends' links seeks partners

Showcase plays up Augusta
Friday marked James Filanc's fourth trip to Augusta in two months. The owner of Care Path Informatics in Sylvania, Ohio, said he and his partners are seriously considering moving the year-old health care software company to Augusta.

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

Big jump in gasoline and energy costs
WASHINGTON --Wholesale prices shot up 1 percent in March lifted by the biggest jump in gasoline costs in nearly three years.

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.

Upscale lodging
The long-awaited, upscale Ritz-Carlton Lodge, the first facility of its kind to locate in middle Georgia, opened Thursday at Lake Oconee.

Tax tips for last-minute taxpayers

VISA joins IRS credit card program

Showcase plays up Augusta

Pough concludes first spring as South Carolina State coach
ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Despite receiving guidance from some of college football's greatest leaders, South Carolina State's new football coach Buddy Pough had to do things his own way.

Evidence seized at house where woman says Notre Dame players raped her
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Investigators seized evidence from the house where a woman says she was raped by three Notre Dame football players and a former player.

Pough concludes first spring as South Carolina State coach

Tech reviewing merchandise swap involving Knight's son

Chaos still reigns

Another dollar loser

Gore for '04?

A legend steps back

End minibottle law

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

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.

Suggs, Bilbo battling to replace Godsey

I'm becoming a pro on current events of 1947

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.

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

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.

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.

Singh weathers the storm and reigns the leaderboard

Fond remembrance

Pairings will give fans something to watch

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.

Howell leaves course on edge
Charles Howell made it to the weekend in his first Masters, but he still has a long way to go before making the cut.

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.

Singh weathers the storm and reigns the leaderboard
Vijay Singh waited impatiently on the driving range as the rain fell, hoping desperately that his 10:20 a.m. tee time would be delayed.

Howell's Homecoming

Howell leaves course on edge

Crew readies course in short order

Asahi Ryokuken International is back

Carolina's Francis going strong at 39
RALEIGH, N.C. -- More than a few eyebrows were raised by NHL owners and general managers when the Carolina Hurricanes gave Ron Francis a $20 million contract in the summer of 1998.

Blue Jackets 5, Thrashers 4, OT

Carolina's Francis going strong at 39

Blue Jackets 5, Thrashers 4, OT
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Jaroslav Spacek scored a power-play goal 29 seconds into overtime as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Atlanta Thrashers 5-4 Friday 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.

Israeli comfort

'Diploma mill' degree isn't good enough for magistrate

African slave traders to pay up too?

Howell family values

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

Mint commemorative Master coin

Calls for Israel's military defeat

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

Pray for our brave military

Improperly stored antifreeze fatal to pet

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

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!"

News you can use

Across the southeast

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

Across South Carolina

15 old graves will be moved

Deadlock kills bill in House

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.

Old mill becomes new homes

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

Legislature notes

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

Visitor of the day

A Masters Record

HOPE changes wait for Barnes

Across Georgia

Around town

Plantation fire's cause unknown
The cause of the Casulon Plantation fire Walton County authorities deemed "suspicious" shortly after the historic building burned to ground two weeks ago has been ruled as undetermined.

Across the area

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.

MCG rescue succeeds

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.

Across the southeast
RICHMOND, Va. -A federal appeals court Friday refused to let an Atlanta salvage company sell artifacts recovered from the wreckage of the Titanic.

Artist to show city her underwear

Chief blames staff for errors
WASHINGTON - Fire Chief Ronnie Few says a staffer at his former department in Augusta is to blame for errors on the resume submitted to the Washington City Council at the time of his nomination.

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.

Man shot in self-defense, won't be tried
Prosecutors agreed with a defense attorney's contention that an Augusta man killed another man in self-defense, and they dropped criminal charges.

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.

Chief blames staff for errors

Old mill becomes new homes
Families that toiled for generations at Enterprise Mill cried when the mammoth factory shut its doors for the last time March 25, 1983.

Buyers line up for chance at huge prize
Mildred Goolsby had the cure Friday for the epidemic of Big Game fever sweeping across Georgia.

Visitor of the day

Around town

Authorities investigate SRS injury

Man shot in self-defense, won't be tried

Three men sentenced for deadly robbery

Buyers line up for chance at huge prize

Across Georgia

Wife charged in poisoning death

Activist to speak on tour
SAVANNAH - The Rev. Jesse Jackson wears many hats: civil rights activist, preacher, adviser, negotiator.

News you can use

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.

Teens under house arrest

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

MCG rescue succeeds
Nikki Bailey walks into the darkened room with her pistol drawn and sees another gun pointing at her from a hole in the ceiling.

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.

NAACP raises funds for projects
AIKEN - NAACP members gathered in Aiken on Friday night - not to protest at a welcome center but to raise money for community service projects that are at the heart of the organization.

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.

Across South Carolina

Visitor of the day
Today's visitor of the day is Charles Mobley of Griffin, Ga.

Escort, owners arrested

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.

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.

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.

The tournament in tune

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
CONYERS -A judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by a woman seeking to gain control of $3 million in assets from donations by people who flocked to hear of her Virgin Mary visions in the 1990s.

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.

HOPE changes wait for Barnes
A bill that will make home schoolers eligible for HOPE scholarships when they enter college instead of retroactively is waiting for Gov. Roy Barnes' signature.

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for coming days include:

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.

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

Wife charged in poisoning death
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Police say a vacation ended in murder last year when a wealthy Newberry man was poisoned by his wife.

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

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH -Four Horry County Police detectives, who authorities said were disciplined for continuing to question a suspect after he asked for a lawyer, will not be pulled from the case.

From the ashes

Across the area
An Augusta man convicted of manslaughter has been paroled, according to the state Board of Pardons and Paroles.

Video poker foe says parlor owner pointed gun at him

Deadlock kills bill in House
ATLANTA - A bill that would have revamped Augusta government died Friday in the state House of Representatives amid accusations of racial maneuvering and refusals to compromise on the last day of the legislative session.

BellSouth worker saves man from fire

Who needs a badge?
Joe Johnson, visiting friends in North Augusta, plays a round of disc golf at Riverview Park. The rainy weather Friday suspended play at the Masters Tournament and also ended Mr. Johnson's game prematurely.

Police seek man in bank robbery

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.

Mental illness defense planned

Teens under house arrest
BEAUFORT, S.C. - After one night in a juvenile detention center, two boys accused of punching an eighth-grader until he collapsed unconscious were allowed to return home under house arrest.

Across the area

Legislature notes
Business recruiters in a large swath of the eastern half of Georgia hope there's plenty.

Concert to help victims

Correction

News you can use
April 13, 1938 Scarlett is dead - Ashley, Rhett and Melanie have been sold.

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

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

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.

Raptors 112, Hawks 73

Thousands of empty seats, but Knicks announce another sellout
NEW YORK -- The woman at the box office brushed off the potential ticket buyer, saying no seats were available because the Knicks-Bulls game was a sellout.

Thousands of empty seats, but Knicks announce another sellout

Mason, Bucks still a puzzle that doesn't fit

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.

Raptors 112, Hawks 73
TORONTO -- Jerome Williams and Keon Clark each scored 20 points as the Toronto Raptors moved a step closer to making the playoffs with a 112-73 rout of the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.

Tech reviewing merchandise swap involving Knight's son
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Bob Knight's son, a Texas Tech assistant athletic director, shipped school merchandise to an Indiana store operated by his mother, but the items were never paid for, university officials said Friday.

Bears sign QB Chandler

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

Featured obituary: Mr. Eloy Fominaya
Eloy Fominaya had an unmistakable passion for music. But it wasn't always that way.

Mr. Willie Utley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Ruff    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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. 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.

Mr. Robert Wright    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Ro

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. Bryant Simpson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Paul Bridgmon    (MCBEAN, Ga.)
MCBEAN, Ga. - Services for Paul Ray B

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. Susie Coleman    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Susie Coleman died Thursday, April 11, 2002. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 200

Mr. William Stringer    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Inez Cox    (LAURENS, S.C.)
LAURENS, S.C. - Inez Glynn Cox, 86, widow of Everette A. Cox, of Lucas Avenue, died Friday, April 12, 2002 at Forrest Lake Health Ca

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

Mrs. Wilma Dodson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Wilma T. Dodson, 60, entered into rest Thursday, April 10, 2002, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Medical Center. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Hillcrest Memorial Park. She is survived by her

Mr. Dennis Whealen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clarence Byrd    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. Clarence Byrd, 76, of Outing Club Road, entered into rest April 11, 2002, at Aiken Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced

Mr. Larry Autry    (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN, Ga. - Mr. Larry Eugene Autry, 42, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002. He was born in Jenkins County. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aril 13, 2002, Bennett Family Cemetery. Survivors include his Mildred

Eric Doughtry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, April 11, 2002, in Augusta, Eric DaShun Doughtry, 11, of A. Street. Funeral arrangements will be announce

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. Hendrikus Engels    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mr. Hendrikus Johonnus Engels ,"Rick", age 54, Ansley Road, Warrenton entered into rest Friday April 12, 2002, at his residence. He was born in Zeist, Holland on December 11, 1947. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, and th

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

Mr. Thomas Ferrell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Mr. Th

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. 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. Gary Johnson Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Grace Hall    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - The f

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.

Mrs. Maggie Johnson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Zeke Kelly Jr.    (AUGUSTA, 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. Pauline Kinard    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Pauline Delk Kinard, 82,

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. Mary Lowe    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
WARRENTON, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lowe will be held on Saturday, Apr

Mr. Alvin Weaver Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Alvin Grey Weaver Sr., age 59, entered into rest on Thursday, April 11, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, S.C. A graveside funer

Mr. Pierce Hardy    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Pierce L. Hardy, age 80, of Jackson Street, died Friday at McDuffie Regional Medical

Mrs. Phyllis Williams    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Phy

Mrs. Mattie McCladdie    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Adkins    (GREENVILLE, S.C.)
GREENVILLE, S.C

Mrs. Florence McDonnell    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
ATLANTA, Ga. - Florence McDonnell of Atlanta, Georgia, fondly known as "Flo-Flo" to one and all and well known for her tireless devotion to numerous philanthropic, humanitarian and community causes, died on April 11, 2002, from complications

Mr. Arthur Barnett    (JACKSON, S.C.)
JACKSON, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Arthur J. Barnett, 86, of Third Street, Jackson, who died April 11, 2002, will be conducted Monday morning at 11 a.m., from the First Baptist Church of Jackson. Rev. Edward Newsome and Rev. Donald

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

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

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

Mr. Jerry Thomas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Dennis McFadden    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Arthur Mitchell    (KANKAKEE, Ill.)
KANKAKEE, Ill. - Entered into rest Sunday, April 7, 2002, in Kankakee, Ill., Mr. Arthur L. Mitchell of Kankakee. Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 13, 2002, at 11

Mr. Arthur Mitchell    (KANKAKEE, Ill.)

Mrs. Hattie Moore    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Hattie Mae Moore, died Friday, April 12, 2002. Funeral services are Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m., Antioch Primitive Baptist Church, Rev. Inman Gerald,

Mr. Dennis McFadden    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stephen Odenweller    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest, Mr. Stephen F. Odenweller, 45, of Sandra Drive, Augusta. Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Hatcher Funeral Home, Augusta, today, at 1 p.m. with Father Allan J. McDonald officiating. Int

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

Mrs. Lila Hattaway    (MITCHELL, Ga.)
MITCHELL, Ga. - Mrs. Lila Cheely Hattaway, 87, of Cason Road, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at Warrenton Health & Rehabilitation Center, Warrenton, Ga. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mount Nebo Primitive Ba

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

Mr. Armmie Hill Sr.    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mr. Armmie Leigh Hill Sr., of

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

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

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

Mr. Charles Parks Jr.    (FLORENCE, S.C.)
FLORENCE, S.C. - Charles Augustus Parks Jr., 73, of S. Rosemary Avenue, Florence, died Thursday morning, April 11, 2002, at his residence after a brief illness. Mr. Parks was born in Augusta, Ga., a son of the late Charles Augustus

Mrs. Elnora Jackson    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Alma Peebles    (MEEKS, Ga.)
MEEKS, Ga. - Mrs. Alma Peebles, 84, of Meeks, passed away Friday, April 12, 2002. Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Sunday, at Sardis Primitive Baptist Church. Burial in Sardis Church Cemeter

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. Shirley Ramsey    (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, April 6, 2002, at McDuffie Regional Hospital, Mrs. Shirley E. Ramsey of Harlem. Graveside service will

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

Mrs. Alberta Rolling    (WARTHEN, Ga.)
WARTHEN, Ga. - Mrs. Alberta Rolling, of Warthen Georgia, died Tuesday night

Mrs. Mary Pierce    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Sauls    (LEXINGTON, S.C.)
LEXINGTON, S.C. - Servic

Mrs. Rebecca Golphin    (SARDIS, Ga.)

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. Willie Ficklin    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
WARR

Mrs. Doris Vick    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Jerry Thomas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered

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.

Mr. Willie Utley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Viola Wayne    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest April 2, 2002, in Augusta, Mrs. Dorothy L. Smith, 76, wife of the late Forrest H. Smith Jr. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m., today, Saturday, April 13, 2002, R

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. Dillie Rollen Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stephen Odenweller    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Ficklin (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Curtis Scott (MIAMI, Fla.)

Mr. Thomas Ferrell (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Olen E. Herrington

Mrs. Shirley Ramsey (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Bryant Simpson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Maggie Johnson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie McCladdie (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Sauls (LEXINGTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Lauretha Rhodes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnnie Johnson (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Sidney Reese (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Vick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lila Hattaway (MITCHELL, Ga.)

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

Mr. Hendrikus Engels (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Mitchell Bell (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Grace Garner (SUGARHILL, Ga.)

Mrs. Gladys Jackson (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Viola Wayne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lois Grishkin (KNOXVILLE, Tenn.)

Mrs. Ola Johnson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. William Dodson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Mitchell (KANKAKEE, Ill.)

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

Mrs. Lois Grishkin (KNOXVILLE, Tenn.)

Mr. Arthur Mitchell (KANKAKEE, Ill.)

Mrs. Hattie Moore (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Armmie Hill Sr. (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Pierce Hardy (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Stephen Odenweller (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Coleman (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Wright (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Dennis Whealen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jerry Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Eric Doughtry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Louvenia Butler (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Dennis McFadden (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elnora Jackson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Autry (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles Adkins (GREENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Parks Jr. (FLORENCE, S.C.)

Mr. Paul Bridgmon (MCBEAN, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Utley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Viola Wayne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Nathan Kuhlke (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lowe (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Golphin (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Wilma Dodson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Dennis McFadden (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Coleman (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Kinard (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Paula Henry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley Ramsey (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva OKelley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Grace Hall (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Annie Ruff (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence McDonnell (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Clarence Byrd (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Maggie Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alberta Rolling (WARTHEN, Ga.)

Mr. William Stringer (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mike Mazur (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Intifada is a political movement, not a religious warfare
RABBI JORDAN PARR wrote a guest column in The Chronicle on March 31 and asked Muslims to respond.

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

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.

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

Intifada is a political movement, not a religious warfare
RABBI JORDAN PARR wrote a guest column in The Chronicle on March 31 and asked Muslims to respond.

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.

'Diploma mill' degree isn't good enough for magistrate
In regard to the magistrate position in Aiken, it seems to me that a lot of people are not looking to the future ... Alan Miner, Warrenville, 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.

Howell family values
It has been a pleasure reading about young Charles Howell III who is poised to win the Masters on his first attempt as a professional and, in time, to join the ranks of golfing greats. Your accounts highlight several of his exemplary qualities, in addition to his God-given talent. R.N. Rao, Augusta

'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

Mint commemorative Master coin
The Masters is an international, as well as a national, major sporting event that draws tens of thousands of people from all over the world annually to our community. Floyd Brown, Evans, Ga.

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.

End minibottle law
South Carolina's Senate Judiciary Committee has done right in approving a bill to allow voters to decide next November whether they want to scrap the state's ridiculous minibottle law.

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.

A legend steps back
Arnold Palmer had long since said his "goodbyes" to the other majors, and everyone knew it was only a matter of time before he called it quits at his beloved Masters. Yet when the 72-year-old legend finally made it official Thursday that after 48 consecutive years this would be his last year competing at the Augusta National, it was still a shock.

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.

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.

Coach's background helps with diverse team

Waltrip to start 19th in return to racing

Overtime

Rookies begin Indy 500 orientation program

Gordon to start on pole

NASCAR notebook

Tyson hires Ronnie Shields as trainer

De La Hoya-Vargas bout rescheduled for Sept. 14

Adaptability key at Martinsville this week

Gordon to start on pole
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - The difference between being the 25th-fastest driver in practice and the pole-winner driver in qualifying was a lot more than a turn of a wrench for Jeff Gordon.

Overtime
The Chicago Bears on Friday signed free agent quarterback Chris Chandler to back up Jim Miller, ending weeks of negotiations.

NASCAR notebook
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Ted Musgrave got two chances Friday to qualify for the Advance Auto Parts 250 at the Martinsville Speedway and he made the most of both tries.

Rookie Shane Hmiel takes first pole with track record
GLADEVILLE, Tenn. -- Rookie Shane Hmiel earned his first Busch Series pole in his seventh event, setting the Nashville Superspeedway track record Friday with a lap of 161.440 mph in qualifying for the Pepsi 300.

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.

De La Hoya-Vargas bout rescheduled for Sept. 14
LAS VEGAS -- The postponed bout between Oscar De La Hoya and Fernando Vargas for the super welterweight title was rescheduled for Sept. 14 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.

Waltrip to start 19th in return to racing
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Darrell Waltrip chalks up his one-race return to competitive driving as research for his television job.

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.

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

Rookies begin Indy 500 orientation program
INDIANAPOLIS -- Rick Treadway has been around auto racing almost all his life. No wonder he finally got the itch to get behind the wheel himself.

Fishing tournament news

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 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 report

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 tournament news

Fishing report

Bears sign QB Chandler
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears on Friday signed free agent quarterback Chris Chandler to back up Jim Miller, ending weeks of negotiations.

Women on a mission to grow in faith
About 1,000 mission-minded Southern Baptist women from across Georgia will hold a two-day conference in Augusta starting Friday.

Chaplains minister to golf pros
Hanging out at PGA tournaments 20 or 30 times a year is just part of the job for Larry Moody and Tim "Rocky" Kilmer.

Christians don't save grace for home, but embrace faith in God in public
When Augusta-area pediatrician Alan Getts finishes treating his young patients, he and wife, Becky, like to grab a bite to eat.

Faith digest
Actor to perform one-man plays: Actor Frank Roughton Harvey of Lexington, Ky., brings the words of Christ, Paul and even Judas the Betrayer to life in his one-man plays.

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

Teacher studies death of sea life
AIKEN - Landlocked more than 100 miles from the coast, biology professor Garriet Smith's thoughts remain underwater.

Prescription drugs in our waterways
What goes into millions of Americans who take prescription drugs each year very likely approximates what's being returned to the environment, researchers reported Wednesday during a scientific meeting.

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.

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?

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.

Calling for a total ban on human cloning
WASHINGTON - The Senate's only medical doctor is calling for a complete ban on human cloning, including embryos created for stem-cell research.

Testing marijuana as a pain reliever
SAN FRANCISCO - Robert has taken a lot of prescription drugs over the past 15 years.

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

Hodges, Abraham wrangle over SRS
After months of bickering, U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges have agreed to a schedule for shipping plutonium to and from Savannah River Site.

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.

A second chance
The day was supposed to hold something satisfying and sweet for the Pinkins family.

A second chance

S.C. State not waiting on former Gamecock

Prescription drugs in our waterways

Red Hat bitten by Linux's low cost

Astronauts clamp girder to space station

Teacher studies death of sea life

Calling for a total ban on human cloning

Scientist tries to lure start-up

Testing marijuana as a pain reliever

Voice mail systems have few safeguards

Proposal offered on SRS issue

Chaplains minister to golf pros

Women on a mission to grow in faith

Faith digest

Christians don't save grace for home, but embrace faith in God in public