Bobby Jones offers wisdom on golf and on life

Student made to drink homework falls ill
A Pennsylvania high school student says he drank his biology homework on orders from a security official at the Aspen airport.

Odds and Ends
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Local firefighters used to sliding down a traditional firehouse pole will soon have a new way to get to their trucks from their third-floor quarters - a plastic, spiral slide.

Sextuplets born to Kansas couple are 'healthy and strong'
WICHITA, Kan. -- Sextuplets born to a Kansas couple are "healthy and strong" and should be ready to go home in four or five weeks, one of the doctors on the delivery team said Monday.

Long-awaited new colors hit Heinz ketchup
For years, the only debate about ketchup was the spelling dispute. Ketchup or catsup?

Braves 4, Marlins 5, 14 innings

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 notebook

Marlins shut out Braves
MIAMI - For the Braves, this is what life is like in the new century.

Braves notebook
MIAMI - After playing three extra-inning games in a week, totaling 30 innings, manager Bobby Cox and pitching coach Leo Mazzone huddled Sunday morning and assessed the state of the bullpen.

Marlins shut out Braves

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.

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.

Make sure the IRS credits your payments
When the bottom line of your tax return says, "Amount You Owe," the IRS reminds you to be sure to make your check or money order payable to the "United States Treasury." Do not mail cash with your tax return.

Managers unfazed by Mideast crisis
NEW YORK - The violence in the Middle East has made the stock market uneasy during the past week, but international fund managers have remained relatively calm.

Avoid dumb mistakes on your tax forms
With the tax filing deadline close at hand, the IRS offers some tips for those still working on their tax forms:

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

At the helm

Wall Street historically foreshadows turnaround
NEW YORK -- Historically, economic recoveries have been forecast on Wall Street in a simple fashion: Stock prices rebound first and an earnings recovery occurs soon after. But if the market's recent performance is an accurate indicator, a business turnaround isn't any closer at this point than it was when 2002 began.

Pocket change

Tips for extending the time to file taxes
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. The extension will give you extra time to get the paperwork in to the IRS, but it does not extend the time you have to pay any tax due. You will owe interest on any amounts not paid by the April deadline, plus a late payment penalty if you have paid less than 90 percent of your total tax by that date.

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Plant Vogtle

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

Common errors to avoid when filing your taxes
The IRS recommends reviewing your entire tax return to be sure it is accurate and complete. Even a simple mistake can cause problems with your tax return, which might lead to delays in processing your return and receiving your refund.

Don't undermine resume with a weak cover letter
FROM A COVER LETTER: "I would be prepared to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss what I can do to your company."

Old-fashioned paper returns still the rule

On the move

Wall Street historically foreshadows turnaround

Bogeys for business

Don't undermine resume with a weak cover letter

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.

Common errors to avoid when filing your taxes

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.

Tips for extending the time to file taxes

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.

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.

Business calendar

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?

Know when to cut your stock losses

Favorable forecasts embarrass analysts

North Carolina 12, Clemson 5
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina scored seven runs in the third inning and got good relief pitching from Carter Harrell as the Tar Heels beat top-ranked Clemson 12-5 on Sunday.

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.

Taxpayers' misery

Goofy theory

Crazy defense

Energy bill needed

FBI's wise decision

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.

TBS film reunites Hamlin and Dey
Harry Hamlin and Susan Dey, who starred together in NBC's "L.A. Law" from 1986 to 1991, are reunited in "Disappearance," a TBS movie debuting Sunday at 8 p.m.

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?

MSNBC changes its brand
NEW YORK - MSNBC, the third-rated cable news network, is re-branding itself "America's NewsChannel" in an attempt to simultaneously tap into the country's newfound sense of patriotism and present the image of an independent-thinking channel whose politics cover the spectrum of viewpoints.

Arts calendar
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Timing, trauma create doctor's TV debut
He did his best to keep his TV debut from his co-workers, but it didn't work. They all visited the TLC Web site and figured it out for themselves.

Cable channels for women: A growth industry
The afternoon crowd at Centerpoint Athletic Club in Fresno, Calif., slowly grows.

PBS embarks on 'MythQuest'
Sometimes the best TV shows come with little fanfare. They sneak up on you, bubbling up from seemingly nowhere.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Georgia Tech-Maryland game suspended after brawl
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- A bench-clearing brawl between Maryland and Georgia Tech on Sunday prompted officials to suspend the game.

Ford runs for 101 yards in GSU scrimmage

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

Georgia Tech-Maryland game suspended after brawl

Brunner lifts Jackets
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Ryan Brunner's RBI single in the 10th inning lifted the Augusta GreenJackets to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus RedStixx to win the three-game series.

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.

Back to normal isn't the same

Back to normal isn't the same
For as long as he can remember, today has always been the worst day of the year.

Major adjustment

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.

From the lead, Tiger sees green

Week was a wild ride for Howells
Charles Howell slept in his own bed last week, the one he used just before he left for college.

Club makes changes to all 18 holes

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.

Brunner lifts Jackets

Johnson reaches new heights

South Carolina all-area players

Cooking up a grand success

Georgia all-area players

Independent all-area players

Richmond's Shining Star

Flyers forward excels

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.

Hurricanes 2, Thrashers 2, OT

Hurricanes 2, Thrashers 2, OT
ATLANTA -- Martin Gelinas scored on a deflection midway through the third period Sunday, helping the Carolina Hurricanes stay unbeaten in 15 games all-time against the Atlanta Thrashers with a 2-2 tie.

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.

Norwood office fails to raise U.S. flag for mission

Fan thanks Arnie for the memories

Editorial critical of commuter rail service blasted

Yucca Mountain unsafe for waste

Black identity is all in the mind

Defaming letter a threat to freedom

Goodbye Arnie

Ga. Senate leaders helps kids' camp

Supports Israel's defense of its citizens

Equates illegal aliens with slave era

Bad first impressions

Claims First Tee overcharged teen

PBS embarks on 'MythQuest'

Timing, trauma create doctor's TV debut

MSNBC changes its brand

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

Arts calendar

Pimento cheese is soul food of the South

TBS film reunites Hamlin and Dey

Golf galore

Cable channels for women: A growth industry

Golfer builds own course in back yard

Across Georgia
COLUMBUS -Fort Benning should get a few of the Army's new Stryker multipurpose armored vehicles before long, Fort Benning commander Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton said.

Visitors enjoy local eateries

Masters visitor beaten
A Masters Tournament visitor from Connecticut returned home Sunday, a day after being beaten and robbed near Surrey Center while withdrawing money from an ATM, police said.

Late filers are given long hours
If you haven't filed a tax return by now, you most likely owe Uncle Sam some greenbacks.

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.

Confessors' obligation clarified
AIKEN - A state representative tried last week to clarify the role of priests who hear the confessions of child abusers.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Kathleen Guy of Belvedere.

Group restores low-rent housing
SAVANNAH - "Marvelous. Gorgeous. Simply marvelous."

A kick flip in the park

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.

Mixed crops help farms cope

Police report finding weapon

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

Subscriber of the day

Walking In Solitude
Tracey Smith, of Augusta, gets in her power walking along the North Augusta Greeneway. She walked about 12 miles along the trails early Sunday morning.

Passing along knowledge

Passing along knowledge
People who don't know David James would have a hard time believing he ever feared people.

Walking In Solitude

School bills die in committee
ATLANTA - Two controversial school-related bills that met their deaths at the committee level were among the legislative casualties when the General Assembly adjourned on Friday.

Work resumes on historic hall

Five battle for No. 2 position

Visitor of the day

Barnes begins his campaign mode

News you can use

Shooting death is 1st in '02

Africa calls to cancer doctor
Water quietly trickles down from a bamboo chute inside Dr. Donald Townsend's office.

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.

Across the area
Police charged an Augusta teen-ager with arson Sunday in connection with a March fire on Markham Drive that started from a Molotov cocktail.

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.

Burke Academy damaged

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -Two South Carolina power companies say a national environmental group miscalculated emissions at its power plants.

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

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

Group restores low-rent housing

News you can use
April 15, 1952 Augusta Mayor Hugh Hamilton is suggesting City Council block off the 700 block of Walker Street for use as a parking lot.

Across the area

Burke Academy damaged
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Spring break will be extended and the prom moved from Edmund Burke Academy after fire heavily damaged classrooms and the gymnasium Sunday.

News you can use

Across the southeast
GRUNDY, Va. -Applications to the Appalachian School of Law have increased dramatically three months after the dean, a professor and a student were killed in a shooting spree at the school.

Late filers are given long hours

Big Game gets bigger: $300 million

Masters visitor beaten

Legislators stay late for routine

Across the southeast

Across the southeast

Across Georgia

Across the area

Across South Carolina

Across Georgia

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.

Three vie for GOP's nomination for law job

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

Africa calls to cancer doctor

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.

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.

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

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

Police report finding weapon
Police recovered Sunday what they saymight be the weapon used in last week's death of a Columbia County man.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Work resumes on historic hall
SAVANNAH - Two years ago, the hum of saws and tap of hammers coming from the oldest and grandest structure on campus generated energy and excitement at Savannah State University.

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

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.

Undersized defensive end could be a steal in draft

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

Mr. Sam Bagwell Jr.    (BATH, S.C.)
BATH, S.C. - Entered into rest on Sunday, Mr. Sam Bagwell Jr., 80, of Anthony Drive, hu

Mr. Gary Collins    (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, April 13, 2002, in Augusta, Mr. Gary Arthur Collins of Saddlehorn Drive, Evans. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors

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

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

Mr. Lionel Gulledge Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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. 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 service will be held Monday, April 15, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Good Sa

Mr. Dennis Whealen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Eric Doughtry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. John Daniel    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Opal Thompson    (TAMPA, Fla.)
TAMPA, Fla. - Entered into rest Tuesday, April 9, 2002, Mrs. Opal Marie Tohill Thompson, age 88, of Tampa, formerly, Aiken, S.C., wife of

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

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

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. Thomas Ketch Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, April 12, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mr. Thomas H. Ketch Jr. of Travis Pine

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

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

Mr. Billy Robinson    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Chalker    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Emily W. Chalker died Sunday at Screven County Hospital. The Screven County native was retired from Sylvania Police Department aft

Mrs. Lauretha Rhodes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Juanita Cummins    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Juanita Cummins, 78, of Guill Street, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, in Doctors Hospital. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Curtis Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. L

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

Eric Doughtry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, April 11, 200

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

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

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

Mrs. Ruby Warlick    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest Sunday, April 14, 2002, Mrs. Ruby Doreen Moser Warlick, wife of Mr. Stanley Warlick, her loving husband of 62 years. Other family member include one son, Sam D. Warlick; one daughter, Jacquelyn Morris; f

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

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

Mr. Zeke Kelly Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Billy Robinson    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Christine Percival    (JACKSON, S.C.)
JACKSON, S.C. - Funeral arrangements for Mrs.

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

Mrs. Cynthia Holsonback    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest Saturday, April 6, 2002, Mrs. Cynthia Elizabeth New Holsonback, age 96, of Lexington, N.C., formerly of Gl

Dr. Eloy Fominaya    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Blackston    (SALUDA, S.C.)
SALUDA, S.C. - Mrs. Mary Walton Blackston, age 80, of Penn Creek Road, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, in University Hospital in Augusta. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at 3 p.m. in Edgefield Mercantile Funera

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. 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 this Monday morning at 11

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.

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

Mrs. Mable Brantley    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Mable Phillips Brantley, age 90, of South Harris Street i

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

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

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

Mr. Emory Stephens    (DEARING, Ga.)
DEARING, Ga. - Entered i

Eric Doughtry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cynthia Holsonback (LEXINGTON, N.C.)

Mr. Thomas Ketch Jr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Sidney Reese (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Pierce Hardy (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ms. Amanda Gill (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Gladys Ware (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Emma Sanders (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Christine Percival (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie McCladdie (APPLING, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Warlick (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Lionel Gulledge Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cynthia Holsonback (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Juanita Cummins (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mable Brantley (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Sam Bagwell Jr. (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Clyde Canady (NUNEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Frances Curry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Trotter (BRUNSWICK, Ga.)

Mr. Alvin Weaver Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence McDonnell (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Gary Collins (EVANS, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Robert Hardy

Mr. Emory Stephens (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Eric Doughtry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Ketch Jr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Opal Thompson (TAMPA, Fla.)

Dr. Eloy Fominaya (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lauretha Rhodes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Billy Robinson (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Emily Chalker (SYLVANIA, 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.

Crazy defense
It may become known as the Alexander Williams defense, named after the Augusta rapist and murderer who escaped the death penalty by claiming Sigourney Weaver is God. Williams faces life without parole - maybe. There are no legally binding guarantees he won't be paroled.

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

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.

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.

Claims First Tee overcharged teen
I just dropped off my 13-year-old son and a friend at First Tee to play golf on their first day of spring break. My son called me on my cell phone, as I returned to work, and asked me to come pick them up. It seems that First Tee is charging $25 a round, instead of the usual $6, during Master's Week. Kay S. Jesse, Augusta

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.

Norwood office fails to raise U.S. flag for mission
I'm a soldier assigned to the U.S. liaison mission to the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, Afghanistan. Every nation represented here has their national flag flying except us, so I telephoned Rep. Charlie Norwood's, R-Ga., Augusta office and asked for a flag we could fly over our part of the compound. SSG Sam Johnson, Grovetown, Ga.

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.

Editorial critical of commuter rail service blasted
With its usual "Bar the door, Nellie" foresight, The Chroniclehas once again missed the point entirely with its April 5 editorial, "Bad rail investment." Timothy McFalls, Augusta

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

Equates illegal aliens with slave era
Today's non-enforced U.S. borders with Mexico are the equivalent of early America's New England slave trade, and once again it is Northern politicians, big businessmen and white-collar criminals who want this gateway kept open. C.T. Miller, Grovetown, Ga.

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

Yucca Mountain unsafe for waste
Yucca Mountain, Nev., sits on top of a vital source of drinking water. Scientists can't guarantee that the site won't leak, threatening the health of thousands in the area. Susan Bloomfield, Augusta

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.

Supports Israel's defense of its citizens
God may be using the Palestinians to show the left wing in Israel that there can be no just new world order that can take the place of a sovereign, nationally elected government with secure borders, nationally directed economy and trade, with laws made to suit their people's wishes. Robert F. Periano, Augusta

Bad first impressions
Unfortunately, first impressions of Masters visitors are probably not formed upon their arrival at local airports as Chronicle staff writer Vicky Eckenrode suggests in her April 6 article, "Airports freshen up their images." R.E. Sprayberry, Evans, Ga.

Taxpayers' misery
This, the toughest day of the year for taxpayers, is a grim reminder of just how fouled up our tax code is. If tax experts were asked to write a tax code from scratch, they'd never come up with anything like the U.S. has.

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."

NASCAR notebook

Setzer wins truck race at Martinsville

NASCAR notebook

Riggs wins first Busch race in his seventh start

Labonte wins in Virginia

Gordon fighting back

Overtime

Open Derby field has something for everyone

3 locals to run in Boston Marathon

Veterans don't sweat poor qualifying at Martinsville

Overtime

Outspoken Scheckter among Indy rookies

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

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.

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.

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.

Labonte wins in Virginia
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - When it comes to passing on the racetrack, Bobby Labonte prefers the passive route. That's why Sunday's victory at the Virginia 500 at the Martinsville Speedway was so improbable.

3 locals to run in Boston Marathon
Alan Rogers and Ale Kennedy of the Augusta Striders running club will have more in common than their age when they begin the grueling journey toward the finish line at noon today in the Boston Marathon.

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.

Overtime
David Nalbandian of Argentina and Magui Serna of Spain won their first titles Sunday, capturing the men's and women's finals at the Estoril Open in Oeiras, Portugal.

NASCAR notebook
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Now that Kevin Harvick knows he pushed NASCAR too far during Saturday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, what he doesn't know is how long the sanctioning body plans to punish him.

Open Derby field has something for everyone
The Wood Memorial winner once had a problem breathing. The runner-up is named after an Italian espresso.

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.

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.

Anglers learn to appreciate American shad

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.

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:

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.

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

Outdoors calendar

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Circumcised men less likely to carry deadly virus
Women whose sex partners are circumcised may be less likely to get cervical cancer, a study suggests.

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.

Mosquito fighters battle spread of virus
ALBANY, Ga. - Humans vs. mosquitoes: The South's annual war against the bloodsucking insects is usually just a battle to prevent the nasty, itchy bites the pests inflict on almost everyone who goes outside during warm weather.

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.

FDA rules nicotine-spiked lollipops, lip balm illegal
TUCKER, Ga. -- When customers came to pharmacist Jon Carr desperate for a way to quit smoking, he gave them lollipops spiked with nicotine - a way to satisfy their cravings without the toxins of a cigarette.

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.

County seeks fiber-optics consultant
AIKEN - Aiken County has begun sinking $1.4 million into the ground.

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.

How we differ from monkeys
Chimpanzees and humans are remarkably similar in genetic makeup, but the way the two species use those genes in the brain is drastically different, an international research team reports in the latest issue of the journal Science.

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.

The Force is strong in game
Blasters, photon torpedoes, fast starships, light sabers - nearly every weapon in George Lucas' imaginative armory has been generously available for some time to gamers seeking to defeat the Imperial menace in the ever-expanding universe of Star Wars games. Every weapon, that is, except one, and it's the one to rule them all: the Force.

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.

LSU 13, Georgia 4
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU's Blake Gill hit a pinch-hit grand slam with a homer in the fifth inning that propelled LSU to a 13-4 victory over Georgia Sunday afternoon.

LSU 14, Georgia 4

LSU 13, Georgia 4

South Carolina 20, Vanderbilt 13
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Brian Buscher hit two home runs Sunday to help South Carolina beat Vanderbilt 20-13.

South Carolina 20, Vanderbilt 13

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.

South Carolina 10, Vanderbilt 1

Odds and Ends

Sextuplets born to Kansas couple are 'healthy and strong'

Long-awaited new colors hit Heinz ketchup

Mosquito fighters battle spread of virus

FDA rules nicotine-spiked lollipops, lip balm illegal

County seeks fiber-optics consultant

The Force is strong in game

Companies interested in saving messages

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

Man hooked on visitors from outer space

Circumcised men less likely to carry deadly virus

Responding to regulations

How we differ from monkeys