Jackets topple Tourists

ACC suspends players

Barnwell edges Silver Bluff
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - Welcome to the world of the Silver Bluff baseball team - where one poor inning can undo everything the Bulldogs did right the rest of the game.

Prepared Patriots rally past Bulldogs
While they were out of school all last week for spring break, Westside right fielder Barry Hall and his teammates still had work to do.

Prepared Patriots rally past Bulldogs

ACC suspends players
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Six players from Georgia Tech and Maryland were handed suspensions Tuesday following a bench-clearing brawl at a game earlier this week, Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford said.

Jackets topple Tourists
Jason Howell notched his second win of the year in relief for the GreenJackets, who defeated the Asheville Tourists 3-2 at Lake Olmstead Stadium in the opener of a three-game series Tuesday.

When the family slips away, so does the time

Braves notebook

Braves notebook
NEW YORK - The pained expression on Gary Sheffield's face matched the ache he felt in his left wrist Tuesday.

Major League sees drop in attendance
NEW YORK - Many of baseball's gleaming new ballparks have a different sight this season: thousands of empty seats.

Atlanta loses fourth straight
NEW YORK -- The things that used to allow Bobby Cox to sleep at night -- pitching and defense -- are now keeping him awake through the wee hours.

Atlanta loses fourth straight

Mets rally to top Braves

Braves notebook

Mets rally to top Braves
NEW YORK -- For the Braves, the shock of losing a five-run lead Monday night probably won't wear off until they board the No. 7 train and clatter through Queens today.

Braves notebook
NEW YORK - Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox says leadoff man Rafael Furcal's problem is not a lack of work.

Major League sees drop in attendance

CyberGeorgia heads to Savannah

It's a gift

CyberGeorgia heads to Savannah
SAVANNAH - CyberGeorgia is coming to Savannah. If the program is successful, officials said, it could be replicated in other cities, such as Macon, Columbus and Augusta.

Here's what happens when you don't pay taxes

Chef cooks up plans for marketing his eclectic fare

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - Catfish will soon be on school lunch menus, because of an effort by the Bush administration to help Southern fish farms.

Business briefs
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines posted a loss of $397 million in the first quarter as passenger revenues continued to lag, but the carrier said it sees signs of a gradual recovery - including a small operating profit last month.

3 cities vie for vehicle factory
The possibility of a new DaimlerChrysler plant in one of three Southern cities is setting the stage for an incentives pageant.

Tax day scramble brings panic
NEW YORK -- Procrastinators scrambled to finish their tax returns and waited in long lines at post offices as the clock ran out on tax-filing day.

Moving into Summer
For many people, this summer will be filled with more than beaches and baseball.

Activity suggests recovery
WASHINGTON - Consumer prices rose by a modest 0.3 percent in March despite sharply higher costs for gasoline and other energy products. Industrial activity shot up by the largest amount in two years.

Here's what happens when you don't pay taxes
After he retired, insurance agent Robert Spears bought a $1,500 "un-taxing kit" from a promoter who promised to double his $100,000 life savings by hiding the money overseas from tax authorities.

Business briefs

Business briefs

Chef cooks up plans for marketing his eclectic fare
It would seem that getting a new restaurant off the ground would be enough to occupy William Coxwell's mind.

Tax day scramble brings panic

Hooters lawsuit nears end
Those who joined a class-action lawsuit against Hooters for sending unsolicited faxes have until next month to voice objections to a $9 million settlement deal.

Moving into Summer

Activity suggests recovery

It's a gift
Q: I have a question concerning my elderly parent who lives with my wife and myself. We are the primary caregivers. Is there a limit to what a person can pay to their caregivers for their care without it being treated as income or a gift? - C.Y., Memphis

Legislative failure

Few's troubles increase

A masterful Tiger

Too many questions

In the know
Church-scandal stories logged in: With the proliferation of stories about Catholic clergy and their sexual abuse victims, Poynter.org has created a Web log story synopsis with links to the original reports.

At last, a fast-food veggie burger
Oh joy. All the vegetarians who clamored for the chance to eat fast food have gotten their wish. If you want brand-name standardization and drive-through convenience just like junk-food carnivores, Burger King has come to the rescue.

'Forcing' the issue: 'Star Wars' fans hit the streets
LOS ANGELES - A handful of die-hard Star Wars fans already have started lining up to see the next movie in the sci-fi saga - more than a month before it opens.

Book shows teacher's love of English
When Da Chen arrived at the Beijing Language Institute in the early 1980s at age 16, his teachers and peers laughed at his English.

The Lowdown on Lo Mein
Takeout food is part of our busy times, and Chinese takeout is a family favorite. But you can prepare a great Chinese-inspired meal at home with a few ingredients and a lot less fat.

Singer got early start on stage
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tommy Shane Steiner challenged country music fans with his first single, What if She's an Angel, and managed to intrigue them.

On the job
Who keeps your office running? We want to know.

'Survivor,' week 7: Rats, sinking ship, etc.
Survivor Watch: week 7 - Days on the island -- 21 - Who's who at Soliantu -- The traditional midway merger ended the miserable Maraamu and reigning Rotu tribes. The Soliantu (Marquesan for "oh no you didn't!") tribe claimed Camp Rotu as home.

In the know
Missed the Oscars? The awards were the purpose, but the clothes were the highlight.

Hair raising
HOLLYWOOD - Discretion is a prized commodity in show biz, where things such as actors' ages and movie producers' box-office bombs are seldom discussed in

Summer flavors shine through in cabernet
Australia is making some great wines that are affordable, and Lindemans Bin 45 Cabernet Sauvignon at $10 is a perfect example, a lighter-style cabernet that's a winner for the summer and cooking out.

Small portions
Cool pot spot: A notable American manufacturer of forged cutlery introduced a handy silicone pot holder at the 2002 International Housewares Show.

Montalcino wines carry a bit of Italy's past
The town of Montalcino lies about 70 miles south of Florence, with Siena lying halfway between. It's the center of Brunello di Montalcino, a wine region where sangiovese is the official grape, as it dominates in the Chianti and Chianti Classico regions near Florence.

Jackets topple Tourists
Jason Howell was known more for his hitting at the University of North Carolina than he was for his pitching.

GreenJackets scouting report
Asheville Tourists (Rockies) at Augusta GreenJackets (Red Sox)

Woods possesses more than title

Woods possesses more than title
Tiger Woods possesses something no one else in professional golf has today. Not just the 2002 Masters Tournament championship, but also an intangible that has allowed him to win seven majors in five years and back-to-back Masters titles.

Changing the pace of a leisurely sport

Woods' win boosts ratings
NEW YORK - People watch when Tiger Woods wins, even if there's little drama. That's what happened at the Masters.

Woods' win boosts ratings

Changing the pace of a leisurely sport
It's a late-winter day and the sun is settling comfortably behind the hills above Silicon

CBS' Masters ratings slip
NEW YORK - Tiger Woods' third Masters victory was less compelling than his first two championships at Augusta National, at least in terms of television ratings.

GreenJackets scouting report

Jackets topple Tourists

Thrashers have hope for future

Thrashers have hope for future
ATLANTA -- At the end of the Atlanta Thrashers' third season, rookies Dany Heatley and Ilya Kovalchuk were named the team's co-MVPs.

When the family slips away, so does the time
Well, the green coats have been put up, the guests are gone, spring break is over and it's time to get back to work.

Maddux forced out with back injury
NEW YORK -- Atlanta starter Greg Maddux was forced to leave Wednesday's game against the New York Mets after just one inning because of a recurrence of back pain.

Pair charged in carjacking, robbery that left one dead
CLYDE, N.C. -- More charges are possible against a Georgia man and a South Carolina woman arrested in a two-county crime spree that ended with a wreck that killed a Michigan woman.

Braves end losing streak
NEW YORK -- Rafael Furcal, who had two errors the night before, drove in two runs with a triple and single Wednesday as the Atlanta Braves lost starter Greg Maddux early but ended a four-game skid with a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets.

Let Senate vote decide magistrate

America 'dumbs down' its heroes

Rips local judges, Congress for being soft on crime

Cell-phone usage a dangerous distraction for drivers

Tiger's the best

Head off Ryberg's bid for treasurer

New animal shelter delay a disgrace

Waste firm will carry out obligations in pickup pact

Raps jealous put-downs of Augusta

Blasts bigotry

Rejects bunker-busting nuke blasts

Make room for vans

Terrorists uninterested in town bent on destroying itself

Summer flavors shine through in cabernet

The Lowdown on Lo Mein

In the know

'Survivor,' week 7: Rats, sinking ship, etc.

Singer got early start on stage

On the job

Small portions

Hair raising

Montalcino wines carry a bit of Italy's past

Book shows teacher's love of English

'Forcing' the issue: 'Star Wars' fans hit the streets

In the know

Lynx notebook

Lynx notebook
John Whitwell's playing career with the Augusta Lynx officially ended Tuesday, but with the closing of one chapter comes the beginning of another.

Marshals catch escaped con

Poisoning allegedly went on for 4 months
BEAUFORT, S.C. - A wife accused of poisoning her husband started slipping him arsenic more than four months before he died on a beach trip to Hilton Head Island, a prosecutor said at the woman's bond hearing.

Bus drivers gain charter to unionize

Local duo arrested in fatal crime spree

Center looks at hatred of past
Leon Bass will never forget the day he stared evil in the face.

Clean-up hours extended at bars

Late filers seek last-minute help
Bill Ward heaved a visible sigh of relief as he dropped his 2002 tax return off at the Evans Kroger on Monday.

Subscriber of the day

Revenue paves way for work
AIKEN - A school bus rocked as its driver maneuvered the bumpy stretch of Square Circle Road in Graniteville late Tuesday afternoon.

Georgia fees remain among the lowest, board officials say

Clean-up hours extended at bars
Augusta commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to keep the hours that bars and restaurants can sell alcohol the same.

Old arrest is allowed in new case

Marshals catch escaped con
A former Healthmaster executive who has been a fugitive since 1998 when he walked away from a federal prison camp was captured Monday.

Braves end losing streak

Holding up traffic

Barnes signs school bills

Subscriber of the day

Rising temperatures preview Summer

Fugitive, Suba, captured

Officials select garbage hauler

Old arrest is allowed in new case
An old statutory rape arrest will resurface next week if an Augusta man stands trial on charges of child molestation.

News you can use

Officials select garbage hauler
CSRA Waste is on its way out of city neighborhoods and off of government tax rolls after several Tuesday votes by the Augusta Commission.

Maddux forced out with back injury

Curtains to rise in Waycross

Revenue paves way for work

Fake military ID stops man at submarine base

Judge disallows writing analysis

Bus drivers gain charter to unionize
Some Columbia County school bus drivers have unionized, receiving a charter as a local affiliate of the Transport Workers Union.

Interstate wreck injures six

Across Georgia

Holding up traffic
Pauline Sconyers loves to stop traffic.

News you can use

Aiken murder trial set to begin
AIKEN - The trial for the second of three Aiken men charged with robbing and killing a well-known cook will begin today.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Almost 76 percent of South Carolina voters favor a 22-cent increase in the cigarette tax to bail out Medicaid programs, according to poll results released Tuesday.

Fugitive, Suba, captured
A former Healthmaster executive who has been a fugitive since 1998 when he walked away from a federal prison camp was captured Monday.

Across the area

News you can use
April 16, 1952 Georgia bankers, made to feel at home last night at a party given by Augusta's banks, were to receive an official welcome today as the business sessions of their 60th annual convention got under way at the Bon Air hotel.

Late filers seek last-minute help

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Mary E. Cruse.

Georgia fees remain among the lowest, board officials say
KENNESAW, Ga. - Parents and students will have to pay more for college after tighter-than-usual purse strings at the state Capitol led to the biggest tuition increase at Georgia's public universities since 1998.

Student Gallery
The student art exhibit at USC Aiken opens tonight and will be on display for two weeks. For more information, call (803) 641-3305.

Appeal on exposure expected
Unless an appeals court overrides a local judge's decision, a former Augusta man arrested repeatedly for exposing himself to children will be released from prison soon.

Across Georgia
MARIETTA -Cobb County authorities said Tuesday that charges against a Marietta couple would be upgraded to murder after their 2-year-old daughter died Tuesday afternoon.

Local duo arrested in fatal crime spree
North Carolina police say they are baffled by the actions of an Evans man and his girlfriend charged in a two-county crime spree that ended with a fatal wreck.

Walker forecasts Augusta's future
In a sweeping speech about his vision for the future of Augusta, Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker offered up blunt assessments of Mayor Bob Young, commission politics and the carping of local malcontents and critical news articles.

Fake military ID stops man at submarine base
WOODBINE, Ga. - A New York man facing charges he used a fake identification card to try to get into Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia told officials he was able to access numerous military facilities around the Southeast during the past three years.

Across the area

Rising temperatures preview Summer
Betty Howard didn't have to look at the thermostat to know Tuesday was hotter than normal.

About town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Curtains to rise in Waycross
WAYCROSS, Ga. - The re-opening of the historic Ritz Theatre is only a few frantic weeks of renovation work away.

Poisoning allegedly went on for 4 months

Barnes signs school bills
IMPACT: Georgia teachers that obtain the National Board Certification will receive a 10 percent annual increase in their state salary.

Center looks at hatred of past

Interstate wreck injures six
A three-vehicle wreck on Interstate 20 in North Augusta on Tuesday sent six people to the hospital and slowed traffic for about two hours.

Judge disallows writing analysis
AIKEN - Evidence from a new digital imaging technology that could have strengthened the case against a man on trial for murder was tossed out by a judge Tuesday.

Across Georgia

News you can use
APRIL 17, 1945 EDGEFIELD - Sam Proctor, about 30, was seriously wounded yesterday afternoon when knifed, Sheriff Jack White said.

Haulers compete for trash contract
Now that CSRA Waste Inc., the city's largest garbage contractor, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, several other trash haulers are looking to buy the Augusta company and take over its local-government collection contract.

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

Aiken murder trial set to begin

Across the area
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division arson investigators spent Tuesday continuing to investigate a fire at a Bamberg County church

About town

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -The state spends nearly $60,000 a year on membership dues at 38 private clubs for staff at the Georgia Ports Authority, according to a published report.

Student Gallery

Across the area
A 17-year-old Academy of Richmond County student was arrested Monday at the school after a public safety officer found a box cutter in her purse, said Richmond County Sheriff's Office Investigator Tim Tobias.

Across South Carolina

Local officials plan fire chief welcome
Today marks the first day on the job for Augusta's new fire chief, Al Gillespie of Yakima, Wash.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Sussie Abrigo.

Walker faces 2nd complaint
ATLANTA - For the second time in the past six months, a citizen watchdog has filed an ethics complaint against Georgia Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker.

Haulers compete for trash contract

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina
ATLANTA -The state spends nearly $60,000 a year on membership dues at 38 private clubs for staff at the Georgia Ports Authority, according to a published report.

Walker forecasts Augusta's future

Hawks lose final home game
ATLANTA -- Monty Williams scored a season-high 23 points and Troy Hudson added 18 as the Orlando Magic snapped a three-game losing streak to beat the Atlanta Hawks 102-95 Tuesday night.

No question marks at top

Mr. Willie Stallings    (BATH, S.C.)
BATH, S.C. -Entered into rest on Monday, April 15,

Mrs. Frances Lancaster    (LEXINGTON, Ky.)

Mr. Charles Turner    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Matlock    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
NEW ELLENTON, S.C. -

Dr. Elizabeth Bell    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Dr. Elizabeth S. Bell, 56, wife of Ronald Bell, died April 14, 2002, at her residence. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, at George Funeral Homes. Survivors are husband; son, Jason Bell, Louisville, Ky.; daughter, Lydia Pric

Mr. Charles Milton II    (MANHATTAN, NY)

Mr. Johnny Lucas    (STATESBORO, Ga)
STATESBORO, Ga - Mr. Johnny Paul Lucas died Friday, April 12, 2002. Survivors include his wife, Sam Wainfo

Mrs. Christine Percival    (JACKSON, S.C.)
JACKSON, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Christine Toole Percival, 65, of North Silverton Street, Jackson, who died April 14, 2002, will be conducted Thursday morning at 11 a.m. from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. Rev. Jerry Davis officiating. In

Mrs. Christine Percival    (JACKSON, S.C.)
JACKSON, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Christine Toole Percival, 65 of North Silverton Street, Jackson, who died April 14, 2002, will be conducted Thursday morning at 11 a.m. from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. Rev. Jerry Davis officiating.

Mr. Sam Bagwell    (BATH, S.C.)
BATH, S.C. - Entered into rest on Sunday, April 1

Mr. Herbert Sammons    (SWAINSBORO, Ga)
SWAINSBORO, Ga - Mr. Herbert Craig Sammons, 86, died on Monday, at his residence. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary. Family

Miss Carrie Collier    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest April 14, 2002, Miss Carrie Bell Collier, 75, of McCain Road. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Miss Collier, a native of Edgefield County, was a member of Old Piney Grove Baptist Church. Survivo

Mrs. Jacqueline Hawkins    (AUGUSTA GA)

Mr. Leo Oliver Sr.    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mr. Leo Clifton "L.C." Oliver Sr., age 80, died Monday night at the Screven County Hospital. The Burke County native was a member of the Sylvania First United Method

Mr. Bob Hardy    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest on Friday, April 12, 2002. Mr. Robert "Bob" Hardy, husband of Mrs. Elga Arwood Hardy of Lee Street, North Augusta

Mr. Thomas Wheelin    (MARTINEZ, Ga)

Mrs. Elease Glover    ( AIKEN S.C.)
Homemaker AIKEN S.

Mr. John Self    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - The visitation for Mr. John Amos Self, 44, of Jackson Avenue, North Augusta, who died April 15, 2002, will be conducted at the residence Thursday evening from 6 to 9. Me

Mrs. Virginia Gheesling    (SILOAM, Ga)
SILOAM, Ga - Mrs. Virginia Andrews Gheesling of Siloam, Ga died Wednesday, Ap

Mr. Horace Swann    (WRENS, Ga.)
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Mr. Cecil Gaultney    (REYNOLDS, Ga.)
REYNOLDS, Ga. - A celebration of life for Cecil Gaul

Mrs. Mary Wolf    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Fred Eberhardt    (WASHINGTON, Ga)
WASHINGTON, Ga - Mr. William Fred Eberhardt Jr., 64, of 2070 Big Cedar Rd., died Sunday at Wills Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be today at 5 p.m. at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Chapm

Featured obituary: Mrs. Jacqueline Hawkins
A trip to visit her mother-in-law brought Jacqueline Hawkins to Augusta for the first time.

Mr. Buford Brown    (MARTINEZ, GA.)

Mr. Sam Bagwell    (BATH, S.C.)
BATH, S.C. - Mr. Sam Bagwell died Sun

Mr. Wallace Brown    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Entered into rest April 11, 2002 at the Medical College of Georgia. Mr. Wa

Mr. Buford Brown    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas DeGennaro    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral arrangements for Mr. Thomas A. D

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

Mr. Aaron Newsome Sr.    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Aaron "Bud" Newsome Sr., 83, entered into rest Monday, April 15, 2002, at the Jefferson Hospital. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 18, 2002, at 2 p.m. at James Funeral home in the chapel with the Rev. Freddi

Mrs. Mrytle Carlton    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
UNION POINT, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrytle Glover Carlton, age 85, who died April 15, 2002, will be held today at 3 p.m. from First United Methodist Church with the Revs. La

Mr. Russell Pennington    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack Cluck    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.

Mr. Horace Swann    (WRENS, Ga.)
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Mr. Gary Collins    (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Wendy Williams    (HOLLYWOOD, Fla.)
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Entered into rest Sunday,

Mrs. Frances Curry    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Randall Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas DeGennaro    (North Augusta, S.C.)
North Augusta, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Thoma

Mr. Willie Stallings    (BATH, S.C.)
BATH, S.C. - Entered into rest on Monday, April 15, 2002, Mr. Willie Stallings, husband of Mrs. Betty Adams "Mary" Stallings, of Chavous Road. Graveside

Miss Carrie Collier    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Miss Carrie Bell Colli

Mr. William Stringer    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Raymond Dufresne    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Mr. Dufresne passed away April 3, 2002, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. He was age 7

Mrs. Barbara Thigpen    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mable Dukes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pansy Williams    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
JOHNSTON, S.C. -

Mrs. Sadie Smalls    (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - Mrs. Sa

Mrs. Bessie Anderson    ( DEARING, Ga.)
DEARING, Ga. - Mrs. Bessie Anderson, 86, beloved wife of Mr. George Anderson, of Fort Creek Church Road, d

Mrs. Dorothy Freshour    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C.- Answered Gods call on Sunday, April 14, 2002, Mrs. Dorothy Ann Freshour, wife o

Mrs. Eula Black    (JOHNSTOWN COMM., S.C.)
JOHNSTOWN COMM., S.C. - Mrs. E

Mr. Hoyt Goodson Jr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Hoyt Mayfield Goodson Jr., 76, of Ponderosa Ro

Mrs. Eula Black    (JOHNSTOWN COMM., S.C.)
JOHNSTOWN C

Mrs. Sydel Grice    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
JOHNSTON, S.C.

Mrs. Bessie Anderson    (DEARING, Ga.)
DEARING, Ga. - Mrs. Bessie Anderson, 86, beloved wife of Mr. George Anderson, of Fort Creek Church Road, died Monday, April 15, 2002, in the Gibson Rest Home. Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2002, in the Fort Creek

Mrs. Shirley Hill    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Tuesday at Beverly Manor Nursing Home, Mrs. Shirley Louwise Hill, 71, of Broad Street, Augusta, wife of the late Theodore Frank Hill, Sr. Graveside

Mrs. Mary Brown    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mary B. Brown, 93 of Aiken, died Monday, April 15, 2002 in Aiken Regional Medical Centers. A graveside funeral will be held Wed

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 Road, Hephzibah. Graveside services w

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

Mr. Benjamin Lincul    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest April 15, 2002, at National Health Care Facility, Mr. Benjamin A. Lincul, age 83. Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday, April 18, 2002, at 11 a.m. i

Mrs. Juanita Cummins    (THOMSON Ga)
Homemaker THOMSON Ga - Mrs. Juanita Cummins, 78, of

Thomas Wheelin, Lt. Col.    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Catherine Matlock    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
NEW ELLENTON, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Gaylor Matlock will be held Thursday at 1 p.m., in the chapel of Rivers Funeral Home with Rev. Grady Yonce officiat

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

Dr. Charles Nephew    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Dr. Charles T. Nephew, 66, of Crane Court, Aiken, beloved husband of Alice Klispie Nephew,

Mrs. Mable Dukes    (AUGUSTA, Ga)
AUGUSTA, Ga - Entered into rest Sunday April 14, 2002 at the Blair Nursing Home Mrs. Mable Dukes of Millegeville Road. Mrs. Dukes w

Mrs. Dorothy Freshour (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Curry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mable Dukes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Stallings (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Herbert Sammons (SWAINSBORO, Ga)

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

Mr. Raymond Dufresne (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Anderson (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Russell Pennington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Pansy Williams (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Ms. Wendy Williams (HOLLYWOOD, Fla.)

Eric Doughtry (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Catherine Matlock (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Horace Swann (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie Randall Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Virginia Gheesling (SILOAM, Ga)

Mr. Thomas DeGennaro (North Augusta, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Eula Black (JOHNSTOWN COMM., S.C.)

Mr. Buford Brown (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Miss Carrie Collier (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Wolf (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Hoyt Goodson Jr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Brown (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Milton II (MANHATTAN, NY)

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

Dr. Elizabeth Bell (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Bessie Anderson ( DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Lancaster (LEXINGTON, Ky.)

Mrs. Sydel Grice (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas DeGennaro (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Eula Black (JOHNSTOWN COMM., S.C.)

Mrs. Juanita Cummins (THOMSON Ga)

Mr. Gary Collins (EVANS, Ga.)

Miss Carrie Collier (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Charles Turner (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Fred Eberhardt (WASHINGTON, Ga)

Mr. William Stringer (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Sadie Smalls (BLACKVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mrytle Carlton (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Wheelin (MARTINEZ, Ga)

Mrs. Catherine Matlock (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Horace Swann (WRENS, Ga.)

Dr. Charles Nephew (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Cecil Gaultney (REYNOLDS, Ga.)

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

Mr. Wallace Brown (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Jacqueline Hawkins

Mr. John Self (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Johnny Lucas (STATESBORO, Ga)

Thomas Wheelin, Lt. Col. (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Buford Brown (MARTINEZ, GA.)

Mr. Leo Oliver Sr. (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mable Dukes (AUGUSTA, Ga)

Mr. Benjamin Lincul (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Stallings (BATH, S.C.)

Mr. Aaron Newsome Sr. (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Elease Glover ( AIKEN S.C.)

Tobacco settlement money spent wisely
Regarding The Chronicle's Jan. 26 editorial, "Settlement betrayed," here's how tobacco settlement money of 1998 is being spent in Georgia and the East Central Health District (Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro, Warren and Wilkes counties).

It will take truth and trust to build a new Augusta
ONE ONLY NEEDS o read The Chronicle on any given day to see why the racial distrust in this community runs so deeply.

Make room for vans
Why don't people who drive small cars and trucks and use handicapped parking spaces that are clearly marked for vans 6 feet and over, understand that when they use these places, we have nowhere to go? Our high tops will not go any further than the first floor.Helen Masters, Augusta

It will take truth and trust to build a new Augusta
ONE ONLY NEEDS o read The Chronicle on any given day to see why the racial distrust in this community runs so deeply.

Head off Ryberg's bid for treasurer
This letter concerns Sen. Greg Ryberg, R-Aiken, and the Aiken County magistrate controversy. When Mr. Ryberg couldn't get his candidate approved, he pulled one of his spoiled-brat tantrums and refused to consider any other candidate.George B. Bell, Windsor, S.C.

New animal shelter delay a disgrace
It is a disgrace to indefinitely put off building the Augusta/Richmond County Animal Shelter. Haven't the people who make decisions, like the mayor and city commissioners, ever had pets? Maybe they have never visited the shelter. Hilda Palmer, Martinez, Ga.

Tiger's the best
I am so glad that people are finally learning that Tiger Woods is just damned good, and the sooner we realize that ignorance will get none of us anywhere, the better off we are.M.D. Griffin, Augusta

America 'dumbs down' its heroes
In the past, a person who acted abnormally would be looked upon as an outsider - an unwanted intruder in society. Now, it's the person who is not sexually dysfunctional, who obeys the law and is morally and spiritually sound who is the pariah of society.Clifford Henning, Graniteville, S.C.

Legislative failure
Members of Augusta's legislative delegation worked at cross purposes this session. In spite of the fact the majority of Augustans realize their city's government is broken, even our legislators were paralyzed along racial lines.

Waste firm will carry out obligations in pickup pact
Regarding The Chronicle's April 6 editorial, "Results of gridlock," in which you reference CSRA Waste Inc.: This is no doubt a highly charged issue with some in the community, and care must be taken to ensure the facts are not distorted or embellished. Edward J. Tarver, Augusta

Blasts bigotry
Regarding your decision to publish the April 10 letter written by Rev. Timothy Fellows Sr. on "How Pershing stopped terrorism." Kashif Ahmed, Augusta

Terrorists uninterested in town bent on destroying itself
The Augusta/Richmond County government has gone overboard in guarding its seat of power. The terrorists, as mean as they are, are no fools. Please tell me why they would go to all that planning and expense to knock out the county government where only a relatively small number of people are congregated. James V. Parker, North Augusta, S.C.

Rips local judges, Congress for being soft on crime
Two local judges deserve the title, "criminal coddler." Both ignored sentencing guidelines for repeat drug dealing and imposed a lesser sentence than society wants. Locking criminals up is done to protect the law-abiding majority, not to give a drug peddling, get-rich-quick parasite a vacation at home. Paul F. Beck, Martinez, Ga.

Raps jealous put-downs of Augusta
This is written in reference to an HBO program on April 11 hosted by Bob Costas, which featured various Washington Road business establishments in an unfavorable light.Wendy Thomas, Martinez, Ga.

Cell-phone usage a dangerous distraction for drivers
Regarding your editorial on April 10, "Cell-phone posse." Yes, we are out to prove that cell phone usage while driving is a dangerous distraction. Jesse Smith, Hephzibah, Ga.

Few's troubles increase
Augusta's ex-fire chief was in hot water when he left to become fire chief of Washington, D.C. While here, he was roundly criticized over misunderstandings about money, beginning with his moving expenses and ending with his handling of payments related to a fire chiefs' convention.

Tobacco settlement money spent wisely
Regarding The Chronicle's Jan. 26 editorial, "Settlement betrayed," here's how tobacco settlement money of 1998 is being spent in Georgia and the East Central Health District (Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro, Warren and Wilkes counties).

Too many questions
In a wide-roaming article on state Sen. Charles Walker, D-Augusta, The Atlanta Constitution on Sunday laid bare how the Senate majority leader supersized his fortunes directly and indirectly through the state treasury.

Rejects bunker-busting nuke blasts
I disagree with your April 1 editorial, "A new nuke policy," endorsing President George W. Bush's views that nukes should be made usable against terrorist regimes. Could I hope this was an April Fool's message? Victor Reilly, Aiken, S.C.

A masterful Tiger
The buzz is already filling the air concerning next year's Masters Golf Tournament: Will Tiger Woods, the third golfer to win back-to-back Masters, be the first champion ever to three-peat? Don't bet against him.

Let Senate vote decide magistrate
I have read several articles in Augusta and Aiken newspapers that seem to condone Sen. Greg Ryberg's, R-Aiken, actions condemning the majority vote of Sens. Tommy Moore, D-Clearwater, and Nikki Setzler, D-Lexington, and Gov. Jim Hodges. They all agreed on Danny Lynn to be appointed court magistrate on May 30, 2001. Johnny V. Finley, North Augusta, S.C.

Overtime

Kenyans reclaim No. 1 positions

Area prep notebook

Harvick fined $35,000, probation extended

Harvick will heed NASCAR's warning

Area prep notebook
Every time the Evans softball team finished practice last fall, first baseman Heather Jones would shake coach Colette Cassedy's hand and thank her for the workout.

Harvick will heed NASCAR's warning
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kevin Harvick says he got the message.

Georgia Gymdogs limp into Super Six
ATHENS, Ga. - If Georgia hopes to qualify for a 10th straight appearance in the Super Six gymnastics finals, it may well depend on the determination of the Stubborn Six.

Overtime
USC Aiken lose three of four games last week, but slipped only one spot in Collegiate Baseball's NCAA Division II rankings. The Pacers )31-17, 12-12 Peach Belt) are ranked No. 20 this week.

Harvick fined $35,000, probation extended
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR fined Kevin Harvick $35,000 on Monday and extended his probation until the end of the year for rough driving at Martinsville Speedway.

Kenyans reclaim No. 1 positions
BOSTON - Kenyans are back on top of the Boston Marathon, reclaiming a winning tradition that's now as much a part of the race as Heartbreak Hill.

No question marks at top
NEW YORK - As usual, there's little intrigue about the first pick in the NFL draft.

Hospitals to each buy scanner
After months of talks about working together to provide radiation therapy and buy an expensive new piece of equipment, University Hospital and MCG Health Inc. will be getting their own PET scanners.

Monsanto concerned about trace amounts of unapproved seed
WASHINGTON -- Monsanto Co. is seeking federal approval for a genetically engineered variety of canola just in case trace amounts of the cooking-oil crop are detected in U.S. seed supplies.

Good games, bad spam
Finally had some time to play with some stuff. Here's what I think:

Hodges pledges blockade
South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges is again ready to hit the pavement to stop plutonium shipments to Savannah River Site.

Cognitive ability: It's all downhill after age 17
A lot of things happen in the minds of children as they get older: expanded vocabulary, altered senses of self-worth and social status and increased cognitive ability (many parents hope).

Smallpox staging a comeback?
When I was a kid in grade school there was a day we all dreaded: Smallpox Day.

Low-fat diet, exercise help fight prostate cancer
A low-fat diet combined with exercise and stress reduction can stop or reverse early cases of prostate cancer, a new study suggests.

Xtreme advice

Sky's the limit

Imperial rocked with music

Imperial rocked with music
Movies, a motorcycle and a singing gorilla.

Prom style

Sky's the limit
Ashley Kazimer and Lisa Higgins want to fly.

Question of the week

Over-the-top theatrics can't save 'Panic Room'
With Panic Room, director David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven offers up a new attempt to cash in on his previous experimental successes. Unfortunately, the film is dreadfully dull.

My ride

My ride
THE FACTS: Matt Lockaby, 18, a senior at Greenbrier High School...

Question of the week
Q: How many hours a week do you spend on the computer?

Over-the-top theatrics can't save 'Panic Room'

Xtreme advice
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: There's this boy I like, and he likes me too - but he has a girlfriend. In public he walks around holding her hand, but in private he's with me. Should I continue with him or stop until he tells me who he likes the most? - 17-year-old Edgefield girl

Prom style
THE FACTS: Jonathan Patton, 17, a senior at the Academy of Richmond County.

Monsanto concerned about trace amounts of unapproved seed

Low-fat diet, exercise help fight prostate cancer

Hodges pledges blockade

Good games, bad spam