Augusta State falls to USC Spartanburg

Augusta State falls to USC Spartanburg
USC Spartanburg scored three runs in its last two at-bats to defeat Augusta State 5-2. The loss leaves the Jaguars with a 27-20 overall record and 10-12 in the Peach Belt Conference.

USC Aiken splits double header
USC Aiken split a doubleheader with No. 4 North Florida at J.H. Satcher Field, winning the first game 5-2, and dropping the nightcap, 6-3.

Jackets will play for region title

USC Aiken splits double header

Strawberry admits violating rules of probation
TAMPA, Fla. -- Darryl Strawberry admitted violating the rules of his probation and told a court Friday he's willing to accept the consequences even if it means serving state prison time.

Jackets will play for region title
AIKEN - North Augusta baseball coach Drew Hummel wasn't expecting much out of Yellow Jacket starter Jon Plexico.

You never have to grow up in your license photo

Braves turn on offense

Braves turn on offense
ATLANTA - You tell yourself it's early, the hitters will inch away from the Mendoza line soon, and all will be right on Hank Aaron Drive.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - Gary Sheffield is at his most persuasive swinging a bat.

Moss fills in for Marquis, Maddux to start Saturday
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves had to use Damian Moss as an emergency starter Friday against the Florida Marlins after a sore shoulder sidelined Jason Marquis.

Maddux to pitch despite pain
ATLANTA - There was never any doubt in Greg Maddux's mind who would start tonight against the Marlins.

Maddux strong in Braves' win
ATLANTA - When Greg Maddux walked out of the dugout and into the deepening twilight Saturday, you almost expected Bobby Cox to call for the horseshoe hanging above his office door and order it nailed next to the water cooler.

Braves notebook

Maddux strong in Braves' win

Maddux to pitch despite pain

Moss fills in for Marquis, Maddux to start Saturday

How to file an amended return

Price-earnings ratio hints at overvalued mutual funds
NEW YORK - With the stock market expected to rally as the economy improves, many on Wall Street wonder whether prices are too high. That could mean, in turn, that mutual funds also are too expensive.

Price-earnings ratio hints at overvalued mutual funds

Correction

The mortgage trap
ATLANTA - As many as two in five Georgia homeowners could be paying interest rates inflated to give their mortgage brokers fatter commissions, according to industry experts.

Hijacked Web sites can become weapon in terrorists' arsenal
ATLANTA - Some free software and a little Web surfing can enable anyone to hide coded messages in the digital photos of ordinary Internet sites, turning a harmless company marketing tool into a conduit for spies and terrorists.

Pocket change

Correction
An article in the business section of Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly reported the return on average assets of Georgia-Carolina Bancshares Inc., holding company for First Bank of Georgia.

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Sweetheart Cup Co.

Cautious buyers focus on blue chips
NEW YORK -- Wall Street ended an uninspiring earnings week with another lackluster session Friday, as investors settled for safer blue chips and once again shied away from tech stocks.

Business briefs
Augusta-based Merry Land Properties Inc. reported a decline in first-quarter operational revenues but an increase in net income stemming from the sale of three apartment complexes.

Cautious buyers focus on blue chips

Insurance refusal isn't the last word
Q: My doctor recommended that I have a certain medical procedure but my health insurer refuses to pay for it. What can I do?

On the move

Hijacked Web sites can become weapon in terrorists' arsenal

Company reaches new heights
With his feet propped on the ledge of University Hospital's roof, Carl Herring leaned back and stepped off.

Business calendar

The mortgage trap

Safe and sound

Company reaches new heights

On the move
Steven Gordon has been named executive chef of the River Golf Club in North Augusta. Mr. Gordon has spent the past five years at Harriet's Kitchen, a special-events caterer.

IRS ruling can be appealed

Business calendar
Tuesday: Microsoft certification exam CourseCram Session, W2k Network Infrastructure; 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Don Strogonoff, 823-1449.

IRS ruling can be appealed
Are you in the middle of a disagreement with the IRS? One of the guaranteed rights for all taxpayers is the right to appeal, according to the IRS. If you disagree with the IRS about the amount of your tax liability or about proposed collection actions, you have the right to ask the IRS Appeals Office to review your case.

Safe and sound
ATLANTA - In September, when hijacked jets were crashing and anthrax was getting delivered in the mail, most companies worried a lot about how to increase security. Ultimately, most did little, experts say.

How to file an amended return
Oops! You've discovered an error after your tax return has been filed.

Business briefs

Insurance refusal isn't the last word

S.C., D.C. clash

Let swimmers swim

Oh, if he only knew

Terrorist ties

Slavery reparations are another handout

Leadership was lacking in delegation

Aging ungracefully

The art of art education
Hands balled into angry fists, Erica Playford, a fifth-grader at Garrett Elementary School, stalks across the school's stage and confronts quivering classmate Angelete Carmon.

Home front
Elvis may have left the building, but he will again enter the bedroom through new furniture lines.

Fine arts calendar
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Yugoslavian beach town bouncing back after war
BUDVA, Yugoslavia - The discos are jammed, the hotels are packed and the Old Town is humming.

House on high
It's like a big, airy treehouse.

Quick eater needs to slow it down and enjoy the meal
Dear Carson: I have a problem with a husband who eats very fast, even before the kids and I get through eating our dinner. This is getting to be a real annoyance and embarrassment.

Williams' TD run lifts Blue to win in spring finale
STATESBORO, Ga. - Saturday was a day of trial runs at Georgia Southern.

Gailey plays wait-and-see
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's spring game was a microcosm of its entire spring practice: A.J. Suggs had the most consistent arm. Damarius Bilbo showed the most exciting feet (and feat).

Tech might use two quarterbacks
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey has said all spring he's not opposed to playing two quarterbacks and today he'll put that plan in action.

Florida State 4, Georgia Tech 3
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Stephen Drew had three RBIs, including a go-ahead, two-run home run in the fifth inning, as Florida State beat Georgia Tech 4-3 Friday night.

Williams' TD run lifts Blue to win in spring finale

Tech might use two quarterbacks

Gailey plays wait-and-see

Florida State 4, Georgia Tech 3

Augusta rallies for win
COLUMBIA - Augusta scored five runs in the final two innings to rally and beat the Capital City Bombers 6-5 at Capital City Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

GreenJackets notebook
There's no 'I' in Matt Cooper, just two eyes that have been driving him crazy.

Capital City rallies to beat Augusta
COLUMBIA - Capital City scored three runs in the fifth inning, and held on to beat Augusta, 3-2, Friday night at Capital City Stadium.

Favorite Duke in driver's seat in ACC golf

Mickelson shows both sides in taking WorldCom lead
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Phil Mickelson showed the maddening and marvelous sides of his game Friday, shooting a 7-under 64 to tie Jack Nicklaus' 36-hole scoring record in the WorldCom Classic.

Top-ranked Yellow Jackets bolt to lead

Mickelson shows both sides in taking WorldCom lead

Conditions suit Leonard
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Justin Leonard's personal misdirection play at Harbour Town Golf Links managed to turn around the 34th WorldCom Classic on Saturday.

Conditions suit Leonard

Favorite Duke in driver's seat in ACC golf
CLEMMONS, N.C. -- Virada Nirapathpongporn and Kristina Engstrom each shot a 2-under-par 70 and Candy Hannemann added a 71 as Duke took an 11-shot lead after the first-round of the Atlantic Coast Conference women's golf tournament Friday.

Great Britain-Ireland lead 5-3 overall

Top-ranked Yellow Jackets bolt to lead
NEW LONDON, N.C. -- Nicholas Thompson and Kris Mikkelson each shot 5-under-par 67s to lead top-ranked Georgia Tech to the first-round lead in the Atlantic Coast Conference men's golf tournament Friday.

Great Britain-Ireland lead 5-3 overall
NEWTOWNMOUNTKENNEDY, Ireland -- Colin Montgomerie rebounded from a morning loss by teaming with Andrew Oldcorn for a victory in foursomes Friday, leading Great Britain and Ireland to a 5-3 lead over Continental Europe after the first day of the Seve Trophy.

Rain, crowds take toll on Augusta National
Not long after Tiger Woods secured his third Masters Tournament victory, crews at Augusta National Golf Club were back at work.

Augusta rallies for win

GreenJackets notebook

Capital City rallies to beat Augusta

Blackhawks have upper hand over Blues again
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues are pursuing the Chicago Blackhawks again.

Blackhawks have upper hand over Blues again

Hurricanes top Devils in OT

Hurricanes top Devils in OT
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A team not given much of a chance against the New Jersey Devils for a second straight year is now in the driver's seat.

You never have to grow up in your license photo
Another year, another birthday and another trip to renew my driver's license.

Police seek shooting suspect
Richmond County authorities are looking for a suspect in an early-morning shooting at Summerville Apartments.

Shooting suspect captured
A twelve hour ordeal that began on Friday at 4 p.m. with a Columbia County deputy being shot ended Saturday at 4 a.m. when the barefoot, half dressed suspect was captured by a pack of bloodhounds.

Sheriff enforcing law selectively

Blames oil-dependency on Demos

Better to know what they're thinking

Ex-coliseum member a great guy

Deplores loss of privacy rights

Congressman's office apologizes for flag misunderstanding

God blesses those who bless Israel

Quick eater needs to slow it down and enjoy the meal

Yugoslavian beach town bouncing back after war

The art of art education

House on high

Fine arts calendar

Home front

Local food drive gets attention

Student turns his life around
Robert Turner Jr. is still a fan of the Gothic.

Communing with nature

Shooting suspect captured

Stress stopper
Tina Tucker, a student at Aiken Technical College, enjoys a break from studying to participate in the water relay at the school's spring picnic. The activities are designed to help ease the stress of upcoming exams.

Plan to build crematorium draws protest

Bill proposes change to campaign finance

Events mark anniversary of historic hotel

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

Cemetery holds wealth of history

Teachers' heritage will be honored
SALLEY - During her career as an educator, Floria Harris went from teaching in a one-room, wooden schoolhouse to a new school made of bricks.

Across the area

Schrenko will face hearing
ATLANTA - The State Ethics Commission on Friday ordered formal hearings on two complaints charging state school Superintendent Linda Schrenko with misuse of campaign funds and taxpayer money dating to 1994.

Spending prompts squabble

Escapee's name eludes police

Schrenko will face hearing

Warmth adds to state's risk for forest fires

News you can use

Officers prepare to block plutonium
South Carolina law enforcement officers will practice their plutonium quick-draw Monday.

Candidate supports governor

Spending prompts squabble
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - This coastal Georgia city spent an $800,000 surplus and used $1.4 million of its reserves to offset overspending last year, an annual audit shows.

Across the southeast
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -A SWAT sharpshooter killed an armed man who was holding his infant daughter hostage in a sport utility vehicle Saturday, ending a five-hour standoff on a highway, authorities said.

Across Georgia
ATHENS -A judge has granted bond for a University of Georgia student charged with murder in the April 12 shooting death of her boyfriend.

State offers tips to prevent West Nile virus

Senator's foe poses challenge
AIKEN - In his run for state treasurer, Aiken Republican state Sen. Greg Ryberg is taking on a South Carolina political stalwart.

NAACP's leader joins protests along border

Crash critically injures woman
A wreck Friday morning that left a Gloverville woman in critical condition was caused by a Midland Valley High student, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

City offices' computers add to woes
If all the property owners in Richmond County who owe back taxes paid up, the city's 30 percent share would ease money problems - at least for a while - with a $3.6 million windfall.

Student turns his life around

Taxes surprise officials
Nobody said the dog ate the tax bill, but some came close.

Subscriber of the day

Subscriber of the day
Eliseo Badillo is today's subscriber of the day.

Across Georgia

GOP keeps optimism despite redistricting
ATLANTA - During last summer's redistricting sessions, Georgia Democrats spent two months drawing districts that would help them maintain their majorities in the General Assembly.

GOP keeps optimism despite redistricting

Donations replace bus for disabled children
ATHENS, Ga. - A year to the day after Charlie Carter's bus burned, the foster father to six severely disabled children had tears in his eyes again.

Donations replace bus for disabled children

Festival delights
Elise Cromwell (left) and Sarah Szybura, both 7, wait to take the stage with the Stevenson School of Dance for their performance as part of Hampton Terrace Days festival in North Augusta.

Teachers' heritage will be honored

State's leaders will meet on river use

Senator criticizes Hodges' stand
U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici is the latest player in the politics of plutonium.

Stress stopper

State's leaders will meet on river use
The Savannah River is shared by Georgia and South Carolina.

Crash critically injures woman

Deputy shot; suspect captured
A Memphis, Tenn., woman who police said shot a Columbia County deputy and fled in a stolen truck was still at large Friday evening.

State offers tips to prevent West Nile virus
ATLANTA - As the weather warms, state health officials are urging Georgians to help block the next round of the dangerous West Nile virus by stopping the mosquitoes that spread the disease.

Across South Carolina
BEAUFORT -Police let Corey Donell Green go when they found out he wasn't the man they were looking for in a shooting in Beaufort County.

News you can use
BACK IN TIME APRIL 21, 1955 Augusta underwent its first enemy "attack" since the Revolutionary War last night - and the challenge was met by a fast-moving band of Minutemen who proved the civilian soldier is not yet extinct.

First smiles
AIKEN - Soon when a child walks past a no-cavity club poster and hops into a dentist chair for the first time, the word "fluoride" will not be new.

Two teens say beating was initiation into 'Latin Mafia'
BLUFFTON, S.C. - Two boys accused of beating 14-year-old Francisco Belman until the eighth-grader's heart stopped told Beaufort County deputies that they were part of a "Latin Mafia" gang that Francisco wanted to join.

Escapee's name eludes police
Glenda Shelton never knew who she had in her van.

Connell says city, not state, should alter government
State Rep. Jack Connell, D-Augusta, says the task of changing Augusta-Richmond County's government shouldn't be in the hands of state legislators.

Across Georgia

Warmth adds to state's risk for forest fires
Although winter rains have reduced the number of wildfires this year, Georgia forest rangers say the ongoing drought coupled with spring lightning storms and rising temperatures could ignite a firestorm of blazes.

News you can use
BACK IN TIME APRIL 20, 1918 WAYNESBORO, Ga. - A patriotic meeting was held in Waynesboro yesterday afternoon. Two thousand people were present. The meeting was addressed by Maj. Ullern of the French Mission, Camp Hancock, and Judge H.C. Hammond, of Augusta.<

Communing with nature
Allison Herrmann, 4, jerked her small hand when it was suggested she could touch a black mud snake held by Tony Mills.

NAACP's leader joins protests along border
FORT MILL, S.C. - NAACP President Kweisi Mfume visited border patrols at a welcome center on the state line Friday to show his support of a boycott that protests the Confederate flag's presence on the Statehouse grounds.

Bill proposes change to campaign finance
AIKEN - A lawmaker in the state House of Representatives has introduced a bill that would overhaul South Carolina's campaign finance policies, curbing the influence big-money lobbyists have on politicians.

Two teens say beating was initiation into 'Latin Mafia'

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

Senator's foe poses challenge

Ex-military analyst predicts Palestinian state
Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Perry M. Smith addressed a series of topics, including the raging Israeli-Palestinian crisis, during a district convention of Rotary International members Saturday.

Taxes surprise officials

Local food drive gets attention
Reclining in her front living room, Evelyn Browne reminisces on the past seven years and marvels at how her grass-roots organization has fed the hungry, brought together a community and now gained national attention.

Across the area

Across the area
A Richmond County Sheriff's Deputy was injured early Saturday morning a fight between the officer and a man who claimed to be high on cocaine.

Police seek shooting suspect

Cemetery holds wealth of history
In the stillness and shadow of historic Magnolia Cemetery, the tombstones speak the silent language of our ancestors.

Across the southeast

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Lynn Ahrens is today's subscriber of the day.

Ex-military analyst predicts Palestinian state

Events mark anniversary of historic hotel
NORTH AUGUSTA - Hot air balloons lighted the sky at Lion's Field on Friday night and will take off this morning from Riverview Park to mark the 99th anniversary of the construction of the city's historic Hampton Terrace Hotel.

Festival delights

Plan to build crematorium draws protest
AIKEN - Residents opposed to having a crematorium built in their historic Aiken neighborhood ran a half-page newspaper advertisement Friday calling for city council to block the request.

City offices' computers add to woes

Candidate supports governor
AIKEN - Greenwood Rep. Jim Klauber, one of six Republican candidates vying to replace U.S. Rep. Lindsey Graham, is standing with party opponent Gov. Jim Hodges on the issue of nuclear waste storage at the Savannah River Site.

First smiles

Across the area
Police in two counties are looking for suspects with similar descriptions in two different armed robberies.

News you can use

Across Georgia
LAFAYETTE -A Cobb County judge assigned to the Tri-State Crematory case did not compromise his impartiality with comments he made at a bond hearing, another Superior Court judge ruled Friday.

Across South Carolina
ST. GEORGE -A judge told a mother her 20-year history of drug abuse was no defense and sentenced her Thursday to 40 years in prison for the death of her 6-month-old son.

Around town

Like rival Bulldogs, Jackets prefer two to one
Like rival Bulldogs, Jackets prefer two to one

Pacers top Nets

Iverson's status still unclear for playoff opener
PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson wants to play against the Boston Celtics. Philadelphia's team doctor will decide, though.

Iverson's status still unclear for playoff opener

Do-it-all 7-footers Garnett, Nowitzki highlight Minnesota-Dallas series

Spurs rout SuperSonics

Spurs rout SuperSonics
SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan recorded the second triple-double of his career and Tony Parker scored 21 points as the San Antonio Spurs overwhelmed the Seattle SuperSonics 110-89 Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff matchup.

Do-it-all 7-footers Garnett, Nowitzki highlight Minnesota-Dallas series
DALLAS -- Minnesota's Kevin Garnett and Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki are 7-foot prodigies who came to the NBA without playing in college.

Philly and Boston rekindle playoff feud

Webber's block seals win for Kings
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Just when the Utah Jazz finally figured out how to stay close with high-flying Sacramento, Chris Webber was there to pull out a victory for the top-seeded Kings.

No. 1 Bird leads UConn players in WNBA draft
SECAUCUS, N.J. -- Sue Bird and her Connecticut teammates extended their dominant season to the WNBA draft.

Philly and Boston rekindle playoff feud
BOSTON -- When their teams were among the best, Boston and Philadelphia had a rivalry as intense as any in the NBA.

No. 1 Bird leads UConn players in WNBA draft

Pacers top Nets
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jermaine O'Neal's offense, Ron Artest's defense and Reggie Miller's playoff experience gave the Indiana Pacers what they needed to beat the New Jersey Nets.

Webber's block seals win for Kings

Picking Duckett means Atlanta will likely cut Anderson

Falcons put finishing touches on draft day plans

Spartans' Duckett taken 18th overall by Atlanta

NFL draft notebook

Seahawks trade Huard to Colts

Teams pick size over speed

Deals start with Harrington

Players hope to be drafted

Dea. James Daggett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into res

Mrs. Velma Perkins    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Mrs. Velma Mae Braswell Perkins, 78, of Blythe Road, Hephzibah, e

Miss Grace Washington    (DEARING, Ga.)
DEARING, Ga. - Miss Grace Washington, died Friday, April 19, 2002, in the Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

Mrs. Lizzie Newsome    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ethel Brown    (ULMER, S.C.)
ULMER, S.C. - Mrs. Ethel Brown died April 16, 2002. Funeral servivce will be Sunday, April 21, 2002, at Paul Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will be in Priest

Mrs. Brenda Myles    (ROLAND, Okla.)
ROLAND, Okla. - Mrs. Brenda Lee (Woelber) Myles, 37, passed away April 1

Mr. Tommie Cheeley    (MITCHELL, Ga.)
MITCHELL, Ga. - Funeral services for Mr. Tommie L. Cheeley, of Washington Street, Mitchell, will be Sunday, April 21, 2002, at 2 p.m., at

Mr. Charlie Readdy Jr.    (BRONX, N.Y.)
BRONX, N.Y. - Mr. Charlie Readdy Jr., age 59, entered into rest on Sunday, April 14, 2002, at T

Mrs. Frances Anderson    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Frances "Tweety" Usry Anderson, 68, of Wheless Drive S.W., Thomson, entered into rest April 19, 2002, at her residence. She was the beloved wife of Bill And

Mr. Clyde Redd    (JACKSON, S.C.)
JACKSON, S.C. - Entered into rest on Thursday, April 19, 2002, Mr. Clyde Vernon Redd, husband of Mrs. Sarah Honea Redd, Quail Ridge Drive, Jackson. He was the son of

Mr. Joseph Willing Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Joseph Dwight Willing, Sr., 73, of Good Springs Road, Aiken, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., on S

Mrs. Peggy Rolison    (MIDLAND, Ga.)
MIDLAND, Ga. - Mrs. Peggy Rowland Rolison, 49, of Midland, Ga., formerly of Butler, died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at her residence. Funeral servi

Mr. Greg Hutto    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Terrell Smith    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - The funeral service for Mr. F. Terrell Smith, who die

Mrs. Bernice Copeland    (ADRIAN, Ga.)
ADRIAN, Ga. - Bernice Spence Copeland died Friday, April 19, 2002. Funeral services will be Sunday, April 21, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary with R

Mr. Moses Mckie    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Entered into rest Tuesday April 16, 2002 at the Department of Veterans Affair Downtown Divis

Mr. Cordell Bragg Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Cordell L. Bragg, 73, of Norwich Road, husband of Mrs. Mary Bragg, entered into rest on Friday, April 19, 2002, at the V.A. Hospital, Uptown Division. Private ser

Mrs. Lyudmila McKenzie    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest Thursday, April 18, 2002, Mrs. Lydmila P. McKenzie, age 57, of Columbia Hwy,

Featured obituary: Charles Turner
Charles Turner came from humble beginnings. According to those who knew him, his childhood on a farm, where he worked so he could eat, left a lasting impression on him.

Mrs. Eva Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, April 18, 2002, at the residence, Mrs. Eva Lee of Ptarmigan Road. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are three daughters, Mattie (Robert

Mr. Edward Toole Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest on Saturday, April 20,

Dea. Carmie Bryant Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

MRS. Betty Moseley    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Holley Moseley, 68, of Redds Branch Road, will

Mrs. Lucy Buckley    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest Ap

Mrs. Annie Moore    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Mrs. Annie Bell Moore, 82, Williston Road, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at her residence. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, at St. Phillip Baptist Church, Bath with Re

Mrs. Kathleen Carroll    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - The funeral service for Mrs. Kathleen Fail Carroll, will be conducted today, Sunday, in the Bath Pentecostal Holiness Church. The interment will follow in the Langley Cemetery.

Mr. Jackie Moneypenny    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
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Mr. Auston Collier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga.- Entered into rest Friday, April 12, 2002, at his residence, Mr. Auston Calvin Collier, 80, New York. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at noon at Williams Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. E. T. Martin officiating. Bur

Mr. Thomas DeGennaro    (North Augusta, S.C.)
North Augusta, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Thomas A. DeGennaro, 54, of Scenic Lakes Drive, North Augusta, who died April 14, 2002, will be conduc

Mrs. Matilda Council    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at the Doctors Hospital, Mrs. Matil

Mrs. Helen Crouch    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Helen J. "Pat" Crouch, 68, of Silver Bluff Road, Aiken, S.C., beloved wife of Thomas H. "Tom" Crouch, died Friday, April 19, 2002, at her residence. Funeral arrangements

Mrs. Helen Crouch    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Helen J. "Pat" Crouch, will be Monday, April 22, at 11:00a.m. at the Chapel of Rivers Funeral Home with

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

Dea. James Daggett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Kathleen Carroll
After retirement, Kathleen Carroll filled her house in Graniteville with a collection of angels, ceramic dolls and grandchildren.

Mr. William Dannenhauer    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C.- Mr. William C. Bill Dannenhauer passed away on April 12, 2002. He was interred at Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth Township, Pa. Mr. Dannenhauer was the widower of Edith Snyder Da

Mrs. Bessie Stephens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lyudmila McKenzie    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest Thursday, April 18, 2002, Mrs. Lyudmila P

Ms. Wendy Williams    (HOLLYWOOD, Fla.)

Mrs. Eva Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Benjamin Bert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Fr

Mr. Eddie Hood    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Entered into rest April 18, 2002, at his residence, Mr. Eddie "Tolie" L. Hood, 48, of Barberry Lane, Thomson, husband of Mrs. Ellen J. Berry Hood.

Ms. Grace Washington    (DEARING, Ga.)
DEARING, Ga. - Ms. Grace Washington, 83, died Friday, April 19, 2002, in the Medical College of Georgia Hospital. A memorial service will b

Mrs. June Henkel    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. June Catherine Henkel, 76, wife of the late Richard Henkel, died Friday, April 19 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Bedf

Mr. Clyde Redd    (JACKSON, S.C.)
JACKSON, S.C. - Entered into rest, Mr. Clyde Vernon Redd, husband of Mrs. Sarah Honea Redd, of Quail Ridge Drive. He was the son of Clyde G. Redd and

Mrs. Jacqueline Hawkins    (AUGUSTA GA)

Mrs. Lizzie Newsome    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. -

Mrs. Alice Henderson    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Alice Albea Henderson, 93, wife of the late James

Mrs. Fannie Miles    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)
BURNETTOWN, S.C. - Entered into rest on Thursday, April 18, 2002, Mrs. Fannie Mae H. Miles. She was the wife of the late Mr. Henry E. Miles and the late Mr. Wilbur Fox. She was the sister of Marie H. Bishop o

Mrs. Miriam Hamilton    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
EDGEFIELD, S

Mrs. Joselle Morinia    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Joselle Lloyd Morinia, 72, died April 16, 2002. Services will be 11 a.m., Monday, at Jesus Christ Tabernacle, Laurens Street. Burial in Jessamine Me

Mrs. Virginia Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, April 18, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mrs. Virginia Green of Hilltop Court. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are two daughters, Jacquelin Daggett and

Mrs. Kathleen Carroll    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest Thursday, April 18, 2002, Mrs. Kathleen Fail Carroll, age 74, of Gr

Mrs. Allean Goodwin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest April 16, 2002, Mrs. Allean

Mrs. Hattie Black    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Elease Glover    (Homemaker AIKEN S.C.)
Homemaker AIKEN S.C. - Mrs. Elease Glover, 67, of Marlboro Street, entered into rest April 12, 2002, at Aiken Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Satu

Mrs. Fannie Miles    (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)
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Mrs. Mamie Downs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered in

Dr. Charles Nephew    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Dr. Charles T. Nephew will be

Mr. John Dietz    (SALISBURY, N.C.)
SALISBURY, N.C. - Mr. John "Jack Lawrence Dietz, 86, died Thursday, April 18, 2002. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Monday at Summersett Me

Mr. Eddie Dobson    (ADRIAN, Ga.)
ADRIAN, Ga. - Mr. Eddie Dobson, 54, died Friday, April 19, 2002. Funeral services will be Monday, at 3:30p.m. in the

Mr. James Knapp    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Allean Goodwin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs. Allean A. Price Goodwin, 98, Tenth Street will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2002, a

Mrs. Glenda Holbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Knapp    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice Henderson    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
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Mrs. Betty Hunt    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Virginia Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Hood    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Entered into rest April 18, 2002, at his residence, Mr. Eddie "Tolie" Lewis Hood, 48, of Barberry Lane, Thomson, husband of Mrs. Ellen J. Berry Hood. Funeral services will be held 2

Mr. Jackie Moneypenny    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Funeral services for Mr. Jackie D. Moneypenny, 68, of Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown, who died April 19, 2002, will be conducted Monday morning at 11 a.m., from the Stephen D. Poesy Funeral Home. Interment in Pineview Memorial Gardens with f

Mrs. Mamie Downs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Crouch (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Miriam Hamilton (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. June Henkel (AIKEN, S.C.)

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Mrs. Kathleen Carroll (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Matilda Council (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Betty Hunt (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Clyde Redd (JACKSON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Alice Henderson (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Jackie Moneypenny (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Auston Collier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Moses Mckie (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Cordell Bragg Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Lee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie Miles (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mrs. Hattie Black (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mrs. Joselle Morinia (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Fannie Miles (BURNETTOWN, S.C.)

Mrs. Eva Lee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Grace Washington (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Hood (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lyudmila McKenzie (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Benjamin Bert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lizzie Newsome (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Clyde Redd (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Velma Perkins (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Greg Hutto (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Copeland (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Mrs. Glenda Holbert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Kathleen Carroll (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Allean Goodwin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Moore (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Brenda Myles (ROLAND, Okla.)

Mr. Charlie Readdy Jr. (BRONX, N.Y.)

Mrs. Alice Henderson (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Allean Goodwin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucy Buckley (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. John Dietz (SALISBURY, N.C.)

Mr. Edward Toole Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Eddie Hood (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. William Dannenhauer (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lizzie Newsome (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Eddie Dobson (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Mr. Terrell Smith (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Grace Washington (DEARING, Ga.)

Ms. Wendy Williams (HOLLYWOOD, Fla.)

MRS. Betty Moseley (AIKEN, S.C.)

Dea. James Daggett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Knapp (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jackie Moneypenny (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Anderson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Tommie Cheeley (MITCHELL, Ga.)

Dea. James Daggett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Waste of energy
"Knee-jerk, Democratic opposition to ANWR oil development is an especially pronounced case of special

Congressman's office apologizes for flag misunderstanding
Concerning SSG Sam Johnson's April 15 letter ("Norwood office fails to raise U.S. flag for mission") that our office failed to provide a flag in a timely fashion for his unit to fly over their compound in Kabul - we stand guilty as charged, beg SSG Johnson's forgiveness and understanding and, if at all possible, a chance to redeem ourselves. John Stone, Warrenton, Va.

Better to know what they're thinking
In response to Kashif Ahmed's letter on April 16, "Blasts bigotry of letter writer, paper," I would like to defend The Chronicle's position on its policy on publishing views of letters, both rational and what we may deem as irrational. James Connell, Augusta

Slavery reparations are another handout
I just read Robert "Tunk" Martin's April 9 letter ("African-Americans seeking reparations, not handouts") demanding "our damn pay" for slave labor over 150 years ago. John Yarzebinski, Aiken, S.C.

Aging ungracefully
Just how much the baby-boom generation hates (or fears) aging can be seen in the latest cosmetic surgery rage sweeping the country. Not surgery per se, a procedure approved just this month by the Food and Drug Administration involves the use of Botox on the face.

Waste of energy
"Knee-jerk, Democratic opposition to ANWR oil development is an especially pronounced case of special

Deplores loss of privacy rights
The full impact of the events of Sept. 11 is just beginning. If ever an excuse was needed to nullify the Constitution in this once great nation, this was the very thing needed. In a recent documentary, Harvard law professor Arthur Miller had this to say about the rights of the private citizen: "One of the great principles of the law is the right of privacy. Thus, as free, autonomous citizens, we have a certain amount of privacy that should be free from intrusion, especially by the government..." Rev. M. Allen Flowers, Augusta

Leadership was lacking in delegation
Now that the black House members of the Augusta delegation to the State legislature have killed any chance at governmental change in Augusta, we can all look forward to another year (at least) of inept commission operations and stymied government. Sylvia Littlejohn, Augusta

God blesses those who bless Israel
I have two points: First, the April 9 editorial, "Crucial mission," was absolutely anti-Semitic. We do not have to agree with everything Israel does, but to list Palestinian propaganda as a news source is too much. Where is the evidence that "its troops bulldoze entire Palestinian communities, killing hundreds of non-combatants"? Gary Heffner, Augusta

Sheriff enforcing law selectively
Since ticket scalping is no longer against the law if you are more than a half mile away from the venue, it seems that the Richmond County Sheriff's Department has come up with another way to make their arrests - arrest the scalper when he steps into the street to buy or sell a ticket, and charge him with obstructing traffic or soliciting business in a public roadway. Ron Stanciu, Hephzibah, Ga.

Terrorist ties
Who besides U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., would seek to spread the inflammatory notion that President Bush may have known in advance about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but did nothing because he wanted a war to enrich his friends in the energy and defense industries?

S.C., D.C. clash
After months of talks, Gov. Jim Hodges and U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham reached an agreement on how plutonium shipments may enter South Carolina en route to the Savannah River Site for reprocessing.

Let swimmers swim
Posting more "no swimming" signs along the Augusta Canal and Savannah River may be a safety-conscious idea, but it's not going to keep 11-year-olds or any other free spirit from going for a dip in the water.

Oh, if he only knew
"The political process can be very difficult sometimes."

Blames oil-dependency on Demos
Analysts assert gas and oil prices have risen due to friction in the Middle East and cutbacks in production by the oil-producing countries. Iran and Iraq threaten to cut off supply to those countries pressing the war on terrorism. Robert Smock, Hephzibah, Ga.

Ex-coliseum member a great guy
This letter is about my friend, Ernie Bowman, who used to sit on the Richmond County Coliseum Authority (which oversees the Civic Center-Bell Auditorium complex). I worked in the maintenance department at a paper mill with Mr. Bowman here in the Central Savannah River Area in the early 1970s. We were both "helpers" in our shops. Charles Alexander, North Augusta, S.C.

Drivers will race for Roush

De Ferran not impressed with his speed

Overtime

Overtime

Capriati's upset defeat costs her No. 1 ranking

Stallions try to declaw Wildcats

Rebuilt car earns pole at Talladega

Talladega Notes for Friday

Keller escapes accident to win Aaron's 312 race

Santa Anita to host 2003 Breeders' Cup races

Area sports announcements

Williams ousted, Capriati advances Family Circle semifinals

Keller escapes accident to win Aaron's 312 race
TALLADEGA, Ala. - As Michael Waltrip sped off the second turn in Saturday's Aaron's 312 for the NASCAR Busch Series, he managed to find a small opening as race cars started to crash into each other.

Capriati's upset defeat costs her No. 1 ranking
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Jennifer Capriati will drop out of the No. 1 ranking after she was stunned by Patty Schnyder 6-4, 6-3 Saturday in the Family Circle Cup, setting up the first top-tier WTA Tour final between unseeded players.

Drivers will race for Roush
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Mark Martin's voice trembled, but he remained committed to the purpose of his feelings.

Rebuilt car earns pole at Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Jimmie Johnson and Robby Gordon said all the credit at the Talladega Superspeedway belongs to the group of guys to build cars, not the drivers.

Overtime
USC Aiken is ranked third in the latest Precept/Golf Coaches Association of Ameri-ca Top 25 Coaches Poll, and only a few points separate the team from the top spot.

Santa Anita to host 2003 Breeders' Cup races
The 2003 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships will be held at Santa Anita Park - returning to the California track for the first time in 10 years.

Overtime
Jay Mundy of Augusta posted a 3-under-par 67 Saturday as Auburn overcame a one-shot deficit to build an 11-shot lead after the second round of the 54-hole Southeastern Conference Golf Championship at Sea Island, Ga.

De Ferran not impressed with his speed
NAZARETH, Pa. -- Although he was the fastest driver in practice Friday at Nazareth Speedway, Gil de Ferran didn't figure that meant much.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga., 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls will be accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Williams ousted, Capriati advances Family Circle semifinals
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The upsets kept coming at the Family Circle Cup on Friday - the latest victim No. 3 seed Serena Williams who was ousted in the quarterfinals by unseeded Patty Schnyder.

Talladega Notes for Friday
TALLADEGA, Ala. _ If anything, Kevin Harvick now seems more arrogant and more committed to driving by his own rules.

Outdoors calendar

A guide to gobblers

Cooking wild

Baiting debate comes to an end
Each Sunday, worshippers at the church I attend arrive early and congregate in the lobby to enjoy platters piled high with the finest cheese biscuits this side of heaven.

Baiting debate comes to an end

Outdoors calendar
TODAY: Fort Gordon Sportsmans Club will hold a crappie tournament from daylight to 2 p.m. at Butler Reservoir. Call 791-5078 for information.

A guide to gobblers
The National Wild Turkey Federation has done a fine job helping re-establish turkey populations that now thrive in every state except Alaska.

Cooking wild
From the pages of Wild About Turkey, published by the National Wild Turkey Federation in Edgefield, S.C., here's an easy way to create an attractive, colorful and spicy dish with your spring gobbler:

Players hope to be drafted
Kenneth Harney doesn't have any grandiose expectations about his chances in the NFL Draft.

Picking Duckett means Atlanta will likely cut Anderson
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- When the Atlanta Falcons chose T.J. Duckett with the No. 18 pick in the NFL draft, the Michigan State running back couldn't believe it.

NFL draft notebook
NEW YORK -- Months after winning the national championship, the Miami Hurricanes made another show of dominance at the NFL draft.

Falcons put finishing touches on draft day plans
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Ron Hill conducted the Atlanta Falcons' mock draft Friday morning, a makeshift format that's standard protocol for most teams.

Seahawks trade Huard to Colts
INDIANAPOLIS -- Quarterback Damon Huard has been traded from the Seattle Seahaws to the Indianapolis Colts for a fifth-round pick in this weekend's NFL draft.

Deals start with Harrington
NEW YORK - At the 1986 NFL draft, Bill Walsh and the San Francisco 49ers traded down and down and down, ending up with eight players who had key roles on two Super Bowl champion teams.

Teams pick size over speed
NEW YORK - The NFL draft was definitely for big guys - with one or two little surprises.

Spartans' Duckett taken 18th overall by Atlanta
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- As is customary on draft day, nothing ever goes as expected.

Bishop touts importance of Catholic unity
Looking like a tourist, Catholic Bishop Giuseppe Pasotto of Tbilisi accepted flowers from pupils at Immaculate Conception School and later posed with his interpreter in front of an icon of the Mother of God, a gift from the people in the Republic of Georgia to fellow believers in Augusta.

Heaven's reality is beyond description
When I moved to Augusta two years ago, my travels about town would often take me down Berkman and Washington roads. I would d

Faith and fellowship calendar
THE REV. KENRICK SHARPE: 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church.

Spreading AIDS awareness
The Rev. Samuel Alexander tied together a lesson on HIV/AIDS awareness with a strand of red yarn.

Area rabbis will say 'Shalom'
The two largest Jewish congregations in Augusta will lose rabbis this summer.

Faith digest
The Rev. Nicholas Triantafilou, president of the Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Mass., will deliver the sermon during the 10 a.m. liturgy Sunday at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 953 Telfair St.

Like rival Bulldogs, Jackets prefer two to one

Gispert's kick secures Stallions' win
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - In a game that featured eight lead changes in the second half, it made sense that the last team to have possession would win the game.

Stallions try to declaw Wildcats
It's been an eventful first season for Cape Fear head coach Chris Siegfried.

Hopes, concerns as 'green' farm spending blossoms
The red chisel plow rests in a grove behind the Sandager brothers' barn in the southwestern corner of Minnesota.

MCG doctors find new disorder
What was once thought to be a form of schizophrenia that attacks older patients is in fact a distinct disease of its own, researchers at Medical College of Georgia say.

Fish detect water hazards
ATHENS, Ga. - Researchers at the University of Georgia have patented a genetically altered fish, an environmental early warning system that they believe is the future of environmental testing.

Good news on an anti-cancer drug
New research on the anti-cancer drug tamoxifen found that it does not block the favorable effects of estrogen on the brain, which should help alleviate doctors' concerns that the powerful drug might hasten the onset of neurologic diseases of old age.

An update on climate changes
Three decades after the first Earth Day launched an era of environmental activism, the world is grappling with the likelihood that human activity is fundamentally altering the climate of the planet.

Irradiated ground beef goes mainstream
If irradiated ground beef sounds a bit spooky, a bit futuristic, think again.

Problem-solving and the older adult
Your car won't start, and you are trying to figure out why. This is an example of a problem (the car won't start) and problem-solving behavior (figuring out why).

Georgia beats Kentucky

Saints select Georgia's Grant
Georgia sacks leader Charles Grant was relieved when the New Orleans Saints took him late in the first round of the NFL draft Saturday.

Georgia beats Kentucky
ATHENS, Ga. -- Justin McClain drove in two runs with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday night to lift Georgia to a 5-4 victory over Kentucky.

Gortman, Geter drafted into WNBA
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina senior Shaunzinski Gortman was picked ninth overall by the Charlotte Sting and became the first Lady Gamecock to be drafted by the WNBA.

Gortman, Geter drafted into WNBA

Gamecocks tame Tigers

Gamecocks tame Tigers
Yaron Peters hit a two-run homer and David Marchbanks allowed six hits in 7 2/3 innings as South Carolina beat LSU 4-2.

LSU 9, South Carolina 8
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- LSU survived a five-run rally in the ninth to beat South Carolina 9-8 on Friday night.

An update on climate changes

Irradiated ground beef goes mainstream

Good news on an anti-cancer drug

MCG doctors find new disorder

Fish detect water hazards

Hopes, concerns as 'green' farm spending blossoms

Area rabbis will say 'Shalom'

Faith and fellowship calendar

Bishop touts importance of Catholic unity

Faith digest