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

Bobby Jones offers wisdom on golf and on life

Braves 4, Marlins 5, 14 innings
MIAMI -- Just when it seems Kevin Millwood is headed for better days, his evil twin steps onto the mound and throws the rosin bag in his face.

Braves 4, Marlins 5, 14 innings

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

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

Braves shut out Marlins

Braves notebook
MIAMI - There's still a long way to go before Javy Lopez begins drawing comparisons to Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench, but he's heading in the right direction.

Injuries bothering Chipper

Braves notebook

Favorable forecasts embarrass analysts
NEW YORK - After having abuse heaped on them for months by critics and members of Congress, analysts accused of constantly issuing rosy stock forecasts were hit with another salvo this past week, from New York's attorney general.

Know when to cut your stock losses

On the move

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.

Know when to cut your stock losses
Personally, I think the toughest part of the investing process isn't analyzing companies or valuing stocks - it's figuring out when to sell the stocks I own.

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.

Old-fashioned paper returns still the rule
WASHINGTON -- Despite heavy electronic-filing promotion by the IRS and makers of tax software, most of this year's income tax returns will still be stamped and mailed the old-fashioned way.

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.

Old-fashioned paper returns still the rule

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.

Business calendar

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.

Business calendar
Tuesday: Microsoft certification exam CourseCram Session, W2k Install & Administration; 5:30-9:30 p.m., call Don Strogonoff, 823-1449.

Big jump in gasoline and energy costs

VISA joins IRS credit card program

Favorable forecasts embarrass analysts

Pocket change

Showcase plays up Augusta

Bogeys for business

Travel insurance can come in handy
Q: I'm planning a trip this summer, and my travel agent suggested purchasing travel insurance. Is this a good idea?

At the helm

Bogeys for business
As an avid golfer and fan of the game, Steve Leone loves the lore that surrounds the Masters Tournament. As the owner of Augusta Custom Golf, the oldest equipment and repair shop in the area, he's also a fan of the sales the tournament generates.

Travel insurance can come in handy

On the move
Dr. Suzanne Ozment has been appointed to the position of vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

At the helm
Paul Menk has been connected to Augusta's biggest bank in one way or another for most of his life.

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Plant Vogtle

Clemson 4, North Carolina 2

Clemson 4, North Carolina 2
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Matt Henrie gave up just one run in 8-1/3 innings of work as top-ranked Clemson held on to beat North Carolina 4-2 on Saturday.

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

End minibottle law

FBI's wise decision

Goofy theory

Energy bill needed

A legend steps back

Home front
Who has time, in this day and age, to cut out itsy-bitsy scraps of paper, painstakingly glue them onto trays or tables and seal the images under several coats of clear varnish?

Arts calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, PO Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Golf galore
Golf pro Lee Hammett, though better known as pro Charles Howell III's first teacher than an interior designer, played off her love for the game in furnishing her Grovetown condominium.

Pimento cheese is soul food of the South
To a Masters Tournament visitor, pimento cheese is nothing more than a sandwich purchased at the concession stand at the Augusta National Golf Club. The green wax paper makes as much of an impression as the sandwich does.

Golfer builds own course in back yard
Four years. Thirty pallets of Bermuda-grass turf. Four loads of sugar sand. Sixty-seven sprinkler heads.

It's never appropriate to ask other guests to pay for party
Dear Carson: My husband is graduating from his medical residency program in June and I want to give him a reception to celebrate his achievement and hard work.

Ford runs for 101 yards in GSU scrimmage
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Sophomore Hakim Ford sparked the offense with 101 yards on 13 carries and tackle Eric Hadley and linebacker Justin Godsey each had seven tackles in Georgia Southern second full scrimmage of spring practice on Saturday.

Hollings stars in Georgia Tech scrimmage
ATLANTA -- Junior Tony Hollings ran for 103 yards and scored three touchdowns on runs of 17, 14 and 4 yards in Georgia Tech's second scrimmage of the spring, held at the Georgia Dome Saturday to avoid the rain.

Gailey ready to take on the challenge of replacing O'Leary
ATLANTA -- Chan Gailey frowned and tried to restore order.

Ford runs for 101 yards in GSU scrimmage

Gailey ready to take on the challenge of replacing O'Leary

Major adjustment
Suffice it to say that in all the dreams Charles Howell has had regarding the Masters, he never expected his first weekend appearance to be anything like this.

Major adjustment

Club makes changes to all 18 holes
Changes, changes, changes. The topic has been discussed ad nauseum this week inside the perimeter of Washington and Berckmans roads and Rae's Creek.

Singh weathers the storm and reigns the leaderboard

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.

From the lead, Tiger sees green
Tiger Woods tees off on No. 18. Woods' birdie on that hole put him within a shot of the lead, then was enough to share the top spot after Goosen bogeyed the same hole.

Howell leaves course on edge

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.

Club makes changes to all 18 holes

From the lead, Tiger sees green

Georgia all-area players

South Carolina all-area players

Johnson reaches new heights

Cooking up a grand success

Independent all-area players

Richmond's Shining Star

Flyers forward excels

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.

Flyers forward excels
VOORHEES, N.J. -- Simon Gagne's jersey already is retired, he's won an Olympic gold medal, and he's been an NHL All-Star.

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.

Carolina's Francis going strong at 39

Blue Jackets 5, Thrashers 4, OT

Bobby Jones offers wisdom on golf and on life
The influence of Bobby Jones on golf, Augusta and the Masters Tournament remains three decades after his death.

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

Black identity is all in the mind

Defaming letter a threat to freedom

Goodbye Arnie

Ga. Senate leaders helps kids' camp

Fan thanks Arnie for the memories

Mint commemorative Master coin

Howell family values

Golfer builds own course in back yard

It's never appropriate to ask other guests to pay for party

Arts calendar

Golf galore

Pimento cheese is soul food of the South

Across the southeast

Five battle for No. 2 position
AIKEN - With five candidates in the race for lieutenant governor - four to face one another in about two months in the GOP primary - standing out in the crowd will reap rewards.

Legislators stay late for routine
ATLANTA - It was supposed to be a short session, insiders said, one in which state lawmakers would dispense quickly with the people's business and move on to election-year politicking.

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

Shooting death is 1st in '02
Authorities are investigating the abduction and rape of an Augusta woman that might be linked to the shooting death of a Columbia County man.

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 South Carolina

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

Presidential Suite
Tucked in the heart of Augusta is a historic site new to Masters Tournament visitors this year - the Woodrow Wilson home.

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

Mixed crops help farms cope
PELZER, S.C. - Dairy farmer Tom Trantham worried last summer that the continuing drought would scorch his fields, leaving him too little hay for his cattle. At $2,500 a truckload, he didn't have enough money to buy the feed.

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.

Three vie for GOP's nomination for law job

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.

Shooting death is 1st in '02

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Barnes begins his campaign mode
ATLANTA - With a fairly successful legislative session behind him, Gov. Roy Barnes now can turn to the real task he faces this year - convincing Georgia voters that he deserves a second term.

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.

Visitor of the day
Today's visitor of the day is Lauren Judy of Sunset Beach, N.C.

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

Across the area

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.

Program helps buyers succeed
AIKEN - Janette Simmons is getting used to the quiet.

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.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A 12-year-old boy from Nigeria agreed to swallow condoms filled with heroin before flying to the United States because he was desperate to get back to his family in Atlanta, his mother said.

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

Across Georgia

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

A kick flip in the park

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.

Visitor of the day

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.

Across the southeast

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

Across the area

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.

Across the southeast
GALVESTON, Texas -A man who killed his parents and lived with their corpses for months has been sentenced to 43 years in prison.

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.

A kick flip in the park
Aiken High School senior Will Sexton practices his maneuvers at the skateboard park at H. Odell Weeks Activities Center. Will was enjoying the last of spring break on Saturday.

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.

News you can use
April 14, 1941 COLUMBIA - A "pay as you go' plan for the South Carolina highway department is the legislative proposal of two state lawmakers.

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.

Three vie for GOP's nomination for law job
AIKEN - A month ago, no one thought a 13-year-old allegation would force one of the candidates for attorney general out of the race.

Teens under house arrest

Five battle for No. 2 position

News you can use

Barnes begins his campaign mode

Wife charged in poisoning death

Visitors enjoy local eateries
Toronto's first Krispy Kreme doughnut shop opened about three months ago, but people are still lined up outside just to get in the door, said Canadian Ed Gallagher, who was in town Thursday for his first Masters Tournament.

Buyers line up for chance at huge prize

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

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

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Someone will win $100,000 this week as the South Carolina Education Lottery draws for its largest jackpot since it began in January.

Around town

Across the area
Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested and charged a man with ticket scalping on Washington Road on Saturday afternoon.

Chief blames staff for errors

Mixed crops help farms cope

MCG rescue succeeds

Visitors enjoy local eateries

HOPE changes wait for Barnes

Legislators stay late for routine

Visitor of the day

Big Game gets bigger: $300 million

Legislature notes

News you can use

Old mill becomes new homes

Deadlock kills bill in House

Big Game gets bigger: $300 million
ATLANTA - If you had big plans for $220 million, then how about $300 million?

Raptors 112, Hawks 73

Hawks 128, Cavaliers 123, 2OT

Hawks 128, Cavaliers 123, 2OT
ATLANTA -- Jason Terry didn't plan to dominate the game. It just happened that way.

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.

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.

Thousands of empty seats, but Knicks announce another sellout

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

Undersized defensive end could be a steal in draft

A few gems can still be found on Sunday at NFL draft

Mrs. Pauline Kinard    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Pauline Delk Kinard, 82,

Mrs. Mattie McCladdie    (APPLING, Ga.)
APPLING, Ga. - Entered into rest on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at the Doctors Hospital, Mrs. Mattie

Mrs. Cynthia Holsonback    (LEXINGTON, N.C.)
LEXINGTON, N.C. - Entered into rest Saturday, April 6, 2002, Mrs. Cynthia Elizabeth New Holsonback, age 96, of Lexington, N.C. formerly of Gloverville, S.C., wife of the late James Edward Holsonback an

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

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. 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

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

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. 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

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

Mr. Dennis McFadden    (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Thomas Trotter    (BRUNSWICK, Ga.)
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Thomas Jefferson Trotter, 81, of Brunswick, died Friday, April 12, 2002, at Hospice of the Golden Isles. A native of Larue

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

Dr. Eloy Fominaya    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Zeke Kelly Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bob Hardy    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Maggie Johnson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Zeke Kelly Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Pauline Kinard    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Pauline Delk Kinard, 82, widow of James B. Kinard, died Friday, i

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

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

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. Dillie Rollen Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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. 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

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

Mrs. Viola Wayne    (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

Ms. Amanda Gill    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Ms. Amanda Gill died April 12, 2002 Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Monday, April 15, 2002, at the Gill Family Cem

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

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

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. Pierce Hardy    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Pierce L. Hardy, age 80, of Jackson Street, died Friday at McDuffie Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be held Sunday, April 14, 2 p.m., at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens with Rev. Timothy W. Carignan officiating.

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

Mrs. Eula Hughes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Eula R. Hughes, 82, of Columbus Avenue, North Augusta, who died April 11, 2002, will be conducted this Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. Rev. Jerry T. Matthews o

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

Mrs. Florence McDonnell    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
ATLANTA, Ga. - Florence Humphreys McDonnell, fondly known as "Flo-Flo" to one and all and well known f

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

Mr. Bryan Carroll    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mr. Bryan Carroll, 61, of Blanche Drive, entered into rest Sunday, April 7, 2002, at University Hospital. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, April 15, 2002, at 10 a.m., from S

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

Mrs. Clyde Canady    (NUNEZ, Ga.)
NUNEZ, Ga. - Mrs. Clyde Thompson Canady, 70, died Saturday, April 13, 2002. Funeral services will be Monday, April 15, 2002, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary. Intermen

Mrs. Brenda Lee Myles    (ROLAND, Okla.)
ROLAND, Okla. - Mrs. Brenda Lee (Woelber) Myles, 37, passed away April 10,

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

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

Mr. Dennis Whealen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Robert Hardy
Sandy Stuart will remember her father as a man who loved his God, country and family.

Mr. Thomas Ketch Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into r

Mrs. Frances Curry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Frances Curry entered into rest on Saturday, April 13, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church of which Rev. Kenneth B. M

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

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

Mrs. Mattie McCladdie    (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Lauretha Rhodes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Billy Robinson    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Dillie Rollen Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Dillie Rollen Jr., age 93, entered into rest on Thursday, April 1

Mr. Willie Utley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Sanders    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mrs. Emma Lou Long Sanders, 82, widow of Wade Hampton Sanders died Saturday at her home. Funeral services will be held at 3 Monday

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

Mrs. Gladys Ware    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Gladys

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

Mr. Dennis Whealen    (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. 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 F. Lu

Mrs. Rita Dichiara    (JACKSON, S.C.)
JACKSON, S.

Eric Doughtry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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. Armmie Hill Sr. (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Susie Coleman (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Viola Wayne (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Johnson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Trotter (BRUNSWICK, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Ferrell (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley Ramsey (HARLEM, Ga.)

Eric Doughtry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dennis McFadden (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alberta Rolling (WARTHEN, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Mitchell (KANKAKEE, Ill.)

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

Mr. Stephen Odenweller (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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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.

Augusta sporting events not limited to Masters
THE MASTERS Tournament brings with it well-known economic benefits to the greater Augusta area. Not as widely known is that the community experiences positive impacts from sports tourism the other 51 weeks of the year.

Energy bill needed
President Bush's energy package - approved by the U.S. House and vital to the nation's economy - is bogged down in the U.S. Senate. Remarkably, what should be the package's primary selling point is, due to overzealous environmentalists, its primary sticking point.

'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.

Goofy theory
Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney has finally gone off the deep end, suggesting to a Berkeley, Calif. radio audience last week that President George W. Bush knew in advance about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on America and did nothing to stop them because "persons close to this administration are poised to make huge profits off America's new war."

Ga. Senate leaders helps kids' camp
The Central Savannah River Area, as well as the rest of the state of Georgia, is fortunate to have a conscientious representative in state Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker, D-Augusta. Walker T. Norman, Lincolnton, Ga.

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.

Augusta sporting events not limited to Masters
THE MASTERS Tournament brings with it well-known economic benefits to the greater Augusta area. Not as widely known is that the community experiences positive impacts from sports tourism the other 51 weeks of the year.

FBI's wise decision
FBI Director Robert Mueller is to be commended for his decision to allow relatives of those who perished aboard United Flight 93 the opportunity to listen to the flight recordings later this month.

Defaming letter a threat to freedom
I was astonished to read the March 26 letter by Rick Sangston ("Senator sets bad example of Southern hospitality"). Mr. Sangston accused Sen. Charles Walker, D-Augusta, of behavior befitting anything other than a gentleman during a recent golf outing at the Mount Vintage Golf Course in Edgefield, S.C. I happened to be one of the players in the group that day.Roscoe Williams, 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.

Black identity is all in the mind
Regarding Tyler Pratt's April 7 letter, wherein he states "though he (Tiger Woods) is only one fourth black," the only place that would not classify Mr. Woods as being a black man is Africa. Any other place (especially America) considers one drop of black blood to be sufficient reason for a black identity. Bernard W. Clark, Keysville, Ga.

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

Goodbye Arnie
Class. God bless you, Arnold Palmer. Thanks for the lifetime memories. Johnny Hensley, Augusta

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.

Fan thanks Arnie for the memories
Arnold Palmer is such an ambassador for the game of golf and still means so much to this game. It has been such a privilege to have had the opportunity to see him play at the Masters Golf Tournament over the years. Milledge G. Murray, Augusta

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.

Gordon to start on pole

De La Hoya-Vargas bout rescheduled for Sept. 14

Setzer wins truck race at Martinsville

Waltrip to start 19th in return to racing

Overtime

Gordon fighting back

Overtime

Riggs wins first Busch race in his seventh start

NASCAR notebook

Rookies begin Indy 500 orientation program

Outspoken Scheckter among Indy rookies

NASCAR notebook

Veterans don't sweat poor qualifying at Martinsville

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

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.

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.

NASCAR notebook
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Saturday's Advance Auto Parts 250 for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series had star quality, even if most of them finished the race in the garage area.

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.

Riggs wins first Busch race in his seventh start
GLADEVILLE, Tenn. -- Scott Riggs led only once for the final 47 laps Saturday as he got his first NASCAR Busch series victory in just his seventh start on the circuit at the Pepsi 300, tying a record for the quickest victory by a rookie.

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.

Overtime
Sanford Stadium would expand by more than 3,700 seats under a proposal announced Saturday by the University of Georgia Athletic Association board of directors.

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.

Setzer wins truck race at Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Darrell Waltrip's return to racing ended long before the Advance Auto Parts 250 did Saturday, and Dennis Setzer passed Terry Cook with 43 laps to go and went on to his seventh career victory.

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.

Veterans don't sweat poor qualifying at Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Defending champion Dale Jarrett and Winston Cup points leader Sterling Marlin will both start near the back of the field in Sunday's Virginia 500.

Outspoken Scheckter among Indy rookies
INDIANAPOLIS -- Tomas Scheckter is fast, aggressive and outspoken. Sort of like his boss, Eddie Cheever.

Gordon fighting back
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - The first two months of the racing season have been tough on Jeff Gordon. His race car has been a handful and his personal life has been a wreck.

Anglers learn to appreciate American shad
Tom Swift's vision of a perfect morning involves a turbulent tailrace and a tiny jig flung hard and far into foaming water.

Outdoors calendar

Anglers learn to appreciate American shad

Cooking wild
Spring angling for sea bass is a favorite pastime along the Georgia and South Carolina coast. Here's an elegant recipe from one of South Carolina Wildlife magazine's many fine cookbooks:

Outdoors calendar
All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Study shows lock has more traffic
American shad that migrate up the Savannah River to spawn are passing through New Savannah Bluff Lock in greater numbers than previously thought.

Cooking up a grand success
Cradling a basketball between his arms and long legs at a recent photo shoot - perhaps a little awkwardly - Brentwood girls basketball coach Edwin Cook announced to the room what probably didn't need to be said.

Johnson reaches new heights
When Barnwell's Melanie Johnson grew from a height of 5-foot-10 to 6-2 over a five month period last year, it was more than just a physical adjustment.

Richmond's Shining Star
Richmond Academy's Darrin Shine had to admit it, this season was tough, frustrating even.

South Carolina all-area players
Here are the all-area players for South Carolina.

Independent all-area players
Here are the all-area players for Independent schools.

Georgia all-area players
Here are the all-area players for Georgia.

Top basketball players honored
A month after the Glenn Hills girls beat Hephzibah in the Georgia Class AAAA state basketball tournament, the Augusta Chronicle today honors the outstanding area basketball players of this season.

A few gems can still be found on Sunday at NFL draft
NEW YORK -- The crowds at the NFL draft begin to thin out at the end of Saturday's first round.

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.

Undersized defensive end could be a steal in draft
When next weekend's NFL draft unfolds, Dwight Freeney will sit at home and wait, watching other players get picked and wondering how long teams will remain rigid about prototypes and insist on ignoring production.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Responding to regulations
A local pharmacist is trying to come up with a new formula of nicotine lollipop that does not use a form of nicotine the Food and Drug Administration has objected to.

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

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

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.

10,000 people report they lost $18 million to Internet fraud
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Online scams cost nearly 10,000 Americans a total of $18 million last year, a report says.

Man hooked on visitors from outer space
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - About 10 years ago, Larry Johnson was conducting a whale-watching tour on a small island off Baja California when he caught a glimpse of a rock that looked, well, different.

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.

Companies interested in saving messages
FOSTER CITY, Calif. - An instant message exchange might seem as fleeting as a phone call or face-to-face chat. But, like everything else on the Net, it can have much more staying power than users think.

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.

Two stars discovered that defy current theory
WASHINGTON - An orbiting X-ray telescope has found two bizarre objects that may form a new star class and are perhaps filled with an unknown form of matter - findings that may challenge fundamental theories of particle physics and astronomy.

LSU 14, Georgia 4

LSU 14, Georgia 4
BATON ROUGE, La. --LSU scored runs in every inning except the sixth on the way to a 14-4 victory over Georgia in a Southeastern Conference game Saturday at Alex Box Stadium.

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

A second chance

South Carolina 10, Vanderbilt 1

South Carolina 10, Vanderbilt 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Yaron Peters hit a home run in the first inning Saturday to help South Carolina beat Vanderbilt 10-1.

Jenkins shows why he's starting
COLUMBIA - After the questions about whether he'd be South Carolina's starting quarterback were answered last week, Corey Jenkins set out Saturday to prove he had the arm strength to be successful in his new role.

Calling for a total ban on human cloning

10,000 people report they lost $18 million to Internet fraud

Prescription drugs in our waterways

Companies interested in saving messages

Responding to regulations

Man hooked on visitors from outer space

Testing marijuana as a pain reliever

Teacher studies death of sea life

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

Faith digest

Women on a mission to grow in faith

Chaplains minister to golf pros