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.

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

Augusta State falls to USC Spartanburg

You never have to grow up in your license photo

Father tells police he bit off his son's thumb
PHOENIX -- A man who told police he bit off his 2-year-old son's thumb, and apparently held it in his mouth for about six hours, was arrested for child abuse and aggravated assault, authorities said Sunday.

10,000 yellow jackets swarm, kill man
KEYSTONE, Fla. - Working around his home gave 83-year-old Albert Wellner a sense of independence. Just to be safe, his wife of 52 years would check on him frequently.

Pig farmer files suit against club
TROPICAL FARMS, Fla. - Paul Thompson became world famous four years ago when he was sued by a neighbor in an upscale golf community for playing loud music for the pigs he raises on his three-acre farm.

Braves notebook

Glavine's arm, Furcal's bat spark Braves

Braves notebook
ATLANTA -- Gary Sheffield's sore left wrist is closer to 80 percent than 100, but he insists he can swing a bat effectively.

Braves notebook

Glavine's arm, Furcal's bat spark Braves
ATLANTA -- It's not so much a question of how Tom Glavine does it, as much as it is how does he keep doing it?

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

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.

Maddux strong in Braves' win

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?

Safe and sound

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Sweetheart Cup Co.

Relaxed rules for withdrawals from retirement funds

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.

Despite ample supplies, natural gas production to grow

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

First-quarter reports provide little catalyst for antsy market

Insurance refusal isn't the last word

401(k) "fixes" won't prevent another Enron

Hijacked Web sites can become weapon in terrorists' arsenal

How to file an amended return

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.

401(k) "fixes" won't prevent another Enron
The 401(k) has been, arguably, the most popular employee benefit of the last 20 years.

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.

Relaxed rules for withdrawals from retirement funds
Whether you're a retiree, an employee or heir to a 401(k) millionaire, the Internal Revenue Service has good news for you: Life will be less taxing thanks to relaxed rules for withdrawals from tax-deferred retirement accounts.

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.

First-quarter reports provide little catalyst for antsy market
NEW YORK -- Midway through first-quarter earnings reports, Wall Street is rethinking its dreams of a springtime rally and focusing instead on an autumnal rebound.

Pocket change

Despite ample supplies, natural gas production to grow
Knox Energy Inc. of Columbus, Ohio, drilled 10 new wells in the first half of 2001, shortly after natural gas prices reached all-time highs. When prices collapsed in the second half of the year, though, the tiny father-son business couldn't afford to tap any new wells. Now, after months of inactivity, Knox is ready to drill again in the gas-rich region east of the state's capital.

Business calendar

Have someone else check your resume
"DUTIES: Restocking bens." Must have "bin" hard work.

The mortgage trap

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

Price-earnings ratio hints at overvalued mutual funds

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.

On the move

Paying reparations

S.C., D.C. clash

Leadership was lacking in delegation

Slavery reparations are another handout

Oh, if he only knew

Let swimmers swim

Where's the president?

Fatties get a tax break

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

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.

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.

Cancellations loom: What you gonna do?
It's that time of year when fans come out of the woodwork to beg support for their favorite shows.

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

Products invade TV shows
On "Survivor" this season, lucky players can enjoy a "shockingly refreshing" Sierra Mist lemon-lime soda or a frosty Coors, "the right be

Fine arts calendar
GET LISTED:Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle .

May sweeps one long blast from the past
HOLLYWOOD - I was sitting at the actual "Cheers" bar, just a few stools away from Norm's spot, and a "Brady Bunch" star was telling me about his show's eternal appeal.

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

Uncertain 'Futurama'
LOS ANGELES - Animator Matt Groening - creator of "The Simpsons" - knows what's happening 1,000 years from now, but it's the uncertainty of today that frustrates him.

Daily TV highlights for the week beginning Sunday
Carol Burnett's hot again. This week alone, the comedian is getting double exposure from CBS.

Chicago picks up Peterson
STATESBORO, Ga. - The waiting can drive you crazy.

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

Georgia Tech loses in finals of ACC tennis
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Georgia Tech couldn't pull off another upset at the Atlantic Coast Conference men's tennis championship, losing to North Carolina 4-3 Sunday.

Jackets wins ACC golf championship
NEW LONDON, N.C. -- Top-ranked Georgia Tech, getting eagles on the final hole from Nicholas Thompson and Matt Weibring, held off a hard-charging North Carolina State to win the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Golf Championship on Sunday.

Florida St. routs Jackets
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Tony McQuade drove in five RBIs leading Florida State to a 10-1 win over Georgia Tech Sunday as the Seminoles completed the sweep of the Yellow Jackets.

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).

Williams' TD run lifts Blue to win in spring finale

Florida St. routs Jackets

Gailey plays wait-and-see

Jackets wins ACC golf championship

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

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 scouting report
Charleston (W.Va.) Alley Cats (Blue Jays) at Augusta GreenJackets (Red Sox).

Augusta tops Capital City
COLUMBIA - The Augusta GreenJackets made it tough on Southern Division leader Capital City over the weekend, taking two of three games from the Bombers.

Els can't forget about Masters mistake
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Even as Ernie Els made four birdies and an eagle at Harbour Town Golf Links on Sunday, he couldn't shake the memories of a very big triple-bogey at the Masters last week.

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.

Leonard holds on for WorldCom Classic title
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Justin Leonard survived some anxious moments Sunday to win the WorldCom Classic, a feat even he considered unlikely just days ago.

Britain-Ireland team wins Seve Trophy

Auburn wins SEC men's golf championship
SEA ISLAND, Ga. -- The Auburn Tigers defeated Florida by seven strokes to win their first Southeastern Conference men's golf championship since 1981.

Els can't forget about Masters mistake

Bugg wins Arkansas Classic
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Monday qualifier Jace Bugg won the Arkansas Classic on Sunday, birdieing the final three holes for a 7-under-par 65 and a one-stroke victory over Jason Caron.

Leonard holds on for WorldCom Classic title

Britain-Ireland team wins Seve Trophy
NEWTOWNMOUNTKENNEDY, Ireland -- Britain and Ireland beat Europe 14 1/2 to 11 1/2 to win Seve Trophy on Sunday.

Kerr wins first LPGA Tour title

Kerr wins first LPGA Tour title
LINCOLN, Calif. -- Cristie Kerr is exactly where she thought she would be after skipping college to turn pro in 1996.

Conditions suit Leonard

Augusta rallies for win

GreenJackets notebook

GreenJackets scouting report

Augusta tops Capital City

Blues 4, Blackhawks 0
CHICAGO -- Defense did it again for the St. Louis Blues.

Bruins 6, Canadiens 4
BOSTON -- Brian Rolston scored twice in the first 12 minutes but the Boston Bruins nearly wasted a 4-0 lead before beating the Montreal Canadiens 6-4 Sunday night, tying the playoff series at one game each.

Islanders GM: "We're getting jobbed."

Islanders GM: "We're getting jobbed."
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- New York Islanders general manager Mike Milbury blamed his team for the first loss. He blamed the officials for the second one.

Bruins 6, Canadiens 4

Devils 4, Hurricanes 0
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brian Rafalski scored two power-play goals and the New Jersey Devils got back into their first-round playoff series with a 4-0 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 3 on Sunday.

Devils 4, Hurricanes 0

Blues 4, Blackhawks 0

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

Shooting suspect faces other charges
The woman accused of shooting a Columbia County sheriff's deputy Friday faces a number of charges in two states and is under investigation in a third.

2 charged in slaying of teen
A teen's ex-boyfriend and his friend were charged this afternoon in the brutal slaying of a 16-year-old Augusta girl.

Body discovered in Augusta
Richmond County authorities are investigating the death of a 16-year-old girl, whose body was found early today behind a business on Peach Orchard Road.

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

Suspect faces other charges
The woman accused of shooting a Columbia County Sheriff Deputy on Friday is facing a host of charges in two states and is under investigation in a third, and could spend up to 90 years in jail if found guilty.

Crowing about Grovetown

President Bush's bad judgment cause of Mideast crisis

Ex-coliseum member a great guy

Better to know what they're thinking

Sheriff enforcing law selectively

Third World, like army ants, taking over United States

No sympathy for bored people

It's Ryberg's turn to appoint

Appoint qualified candidate only

Muslim executions brutal but true

Congressman's office apologizes for flag misunderstanding

Daily TV highlights for the week beginning Sunday

Yugoslavian beach town bouncing back after war

May sweeps one long blast from the past

House on high

Uncertain 'Futurama'

The art of art education

Cancellations loom: What you gonna do?

Quick eater needs to slow it down and enjoy the meal

Fine arts calendar

Home front

Products invade TV shows

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

Across the area

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

Senator's foe poses challenge

Festival delights

Across the southeast

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.

Bill proposes change to campaign finance

Farmer, consultant try for agriculture post

Local food drive gets attention

Gaming battle is in court

Taxes surprise officials

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.

Warmth adds to state's risk for forest fires

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

Subscriber of the day

News you can use

Across the area

Subscriber of the day

City offices' computers add to woes

Across South Carolina

Escapee's name eludes police

A firefighter's chief

Police seek shooting suspect

GOP keeps optimism despite redistricting

First smiles

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.

Communing with nature

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.

Teachers' heritage will be honored

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.

Ex-military analyst predicts Palestinian state

Across Georgia

Gaming battle is in court
ATLANTA - By now, the plug should have been pulled on video poker.

2 charged in slaying of teen

Catholic Church: Surviving scandal
Although the recent sexual abuse scandals have wounded the Catholic Church, causing the resignations of 26 U.S. priests since January, more men in the diocese that includes Augusta are knocking on seminary doors.

Man killed in fight over slumber party

Man killed in fight over slumber party
A feud over a slumber party guest turned deadly Sunday when an Augusta man was shot and killed at Summerville Apartments, police said.

Suspect faces other charges

News you can use
April 22, 1966 Richmond County Treasurer Moye Daniel on Tuesday backed County Commissioner Michael J. Padgett in charged against former Mayor Hugh Hamilton and Commissioner Roland A. Benson.

Senate continues budget debate

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Carolyn Martin of Augusta.

Catholic Church: Surviving scandal

Security changes affect students with visas
Anna Manlopat hopes to do cancer research someday. With tighter restrictions on foreign visas imposed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Medical College of Georgia student might be worried about fulfilling that dream.

Security changes affect students with visas

Senate continues budget debate
AIKEN - As the South Carolina Senate talked behind closed doors about the state budget and possibly higher taxes on cigarettes, its members passed along some important bills last week to the House.

Across Georgia

Farmer, consultant try for agriculture post
AIKEN - A Newberry farmer and a Columbia marketing consultant are the Democratic candidates vying to face a state representative from Wagener in the race for agriculture commissioner.

Old duplexes to be replaced

Old duplexes to be replaced
AIKEN - The temperature is 85 degrees, and there isn't a cloud in the sky.

News you can use

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

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.

Two teens say beating was initiation into 'Latin Mafia'

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Across the area
A Columbia County sheriff's deputy who was shot Friday during a scuffle with a prisoner remained in good condition at Medical College of Georgia Hospital on Sunday, said sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.

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 South Carolina
WILLIAMSTON -Police say a naked 32-year-old man hid in a restaurant restroom and attacked a manager and a customer.

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

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A record 55,000 people turned out for the annual Black College Spring Break National Job Fair - an event once known as a sideshow to the now defunct Freaknik.

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.

A firefighter's chief
From the bay of Engine Company No. 3 on Reynolds Street, as firefighters prepared to perform their morning equipment checks, the buzz on newly hired Fire Chief Al Gillespie is that he's "a firefighter's chief."

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.

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

Pacers top Nets

Nets not panicking after losing opener in best-of-five series

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.

Lakers 95, Trail Blazers 87

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.

Spurs rout SuperSonics

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.

Lakers 95, Trail Blazers 87
LOS ANGELES -- The two-time defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers began this postseason the same way they ended last year's - with a win.

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.

Pistons 85, Raptors 63
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Detroit and Toronto got off to an ugly start. The game didn't get much prettier, although the Pistons finished strong.

Webber's block seals win for Kings

Pistons 85, Raptors 63

Philly and Boston rekindle playoff feud

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

Nets not panicking after losing opener in best-of-five series
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- If the New Jersey Nets were worried after losing the opener of their playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, they weren't showing it Sunday.

Celtics 92, 76ers 82

Celtics 92, 76ers 82
BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics' return to the playoffs was much better than Allen Iverson's.

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.

Spartans' Duckett taken 18th overall by Atlanta

New running back still surprised he's a Falcon

Atlanta picks Miami guard in fourth round

Picking Duckett means Atlanta will likely cut Anderson

Panthers address pressing needs in draft

Teams pick size over speed

NFL draft notebook

Super Bowl champs trade Bledsoe to Buffalo

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

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

Mrs. Allean Goodwin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into re

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. Virginia Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, April 18, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mrs. Virginia Gr

Mrs. Helen Crouch    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Helen J. "Pat" Cro

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. Matilda Council    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ethel Comes    (McCORMICK, S.C.)
McCORMICK, S.C. - Funeral services for Ethel Suehomel Comes, 89, who died April 21, 2002, will be held in Cedar Pine, Iowa this Friday. The Marion, Iowa nati

Mr. Anthony Campbell Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Sunday, April 21, 2002, at Medical College of Georgia, Mr. Anthony Campbell Jr. of Basin

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.

Featured obituary: Mr. Carmie Bryant Jr.
Years of devotion to family and community, a barbecue recipe loved by many and a unique way of making a person smile set Carmie Bryant Jr., of Hephzibah, apart.

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. Glenda Holbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Greg Hutto    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil Irby    (GIBSON, Ga.)
GIBSON, Ga. - Mr. Cecil F. Irby, 87, of Irby Road, died Sunday, April 21, 2002, at his residence. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Avera, Ga., with the Rev. Donald Lumpkin officiating. Burial will

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

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

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

Mrs. Eva Lee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alberta Henderson    (SPARTA, Ga.)
SPARTA, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs. Alberta Henderson of Dixie Road, Sparta, who died Thursday, April 8, 2002, at her residence will be held tod

Mr. James Knapp    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Velma Perkins    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Mrs. Velma M

Mr. Greg Hutto    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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.

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

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

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

Mrs. Glenda Holbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Alice Henderson    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINC

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. Jacqueline Hawkins    (AUGUSTA GA)

Mr. Jackie Moneypenny    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROV

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

Mrs. Edith Pickrell    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
WARRENTON, Ga. - Entered into rest Sunday, april 21, 2002, in Warrenton, Mrs. Edith Pickrell. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Road, Thomson, Ga. 595-4100.

Mrs. Mary Lagrone    (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Entered into rest April 21, 20

Mrs. Mary Johnson    (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN, Ga. - Mrs. Mary

Mr. Tavares Heath    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
NORWOOD, Ga. - Mr. Tavares D. Heath entered into rest

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.

Mrs. Margaret Reeves    (BRUNSON, S.C.)
BRUNSON, S.C. - Mrs. Margare

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

Mr. Edward Tool Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest on Saturday, April 20, 2002, Mr. Edward "Tootsie" Toole Sr., age 77, husband of Mrs. Mary Storey Toole of North Augusta. Survivors include h

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

Mr. Robert Faulkner    (ADRIAN, Ga.)
ADRIAN, Ga. - Robert E. "Bob" Faulkner, 76, of Adrian died Sunday, April 21, 2002. Services will be held in Mount Olive Church of th

Mr. Freddie Nicholson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. Freddie Lorenzo Nicholson, 35, son of the late Mr. Frank Nicholson Jr. and the late Mrs. Annie Louise Weaver Nicholson was bor

Mrs. Lyudmila McKenzie    (RIDGE SPRING)
RIDGE SPRING - The funeral service for Mrs. Lyudmila P. McKenzie of Ridge Spring will be conducted today, Monday,

Rev. John Smith    (DEARING, Ga.)
DEARING, Ga. - Rev. John B.F. Smith of Augusta Hwy., Dearing, entered into rest April 20, 2002, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Freeman officiat

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 this Mo

Mrs. Lucy Buckley    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - E

Mr. Carl Morris    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mr. Carl Wesley Morris, 79, of North Gibson Street, Warrenton, entered into rest April 21, 2002, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Marian Morris. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23,

Mrs. Betty Moseley    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Holley Moseley, 68, of Redds Branch Road, will be held today, April 22, at 2 p.m. at Levels Baptist Church with Revs. David Laird and Larry Scales officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs

Mrs. Virginia Green    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Knapp (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Allean Goodwin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Anderson (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Anthony Campbell Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Auston Collier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lyudmila McKenzie (RIDGE SPRING)

Mrs. Glenda Holbert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Glenda Holbert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Hood (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Matilda Council (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Velma Perkins (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Eva Lee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edith Pickrell (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Jackie Moneypenny (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Ms. Grace Washington (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Dobson (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lagrone (EVANS, Ga.)

Benjamin Bert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. John Smith (DEARING, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Ethel Comes (McCORMICK, S.C.)

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

Dea. James Daggett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice Henderson (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lucy Buckley (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Greg Hutto (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Robert Faulkner (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Mr. Greg Hutto (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Johnson (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Featured obituary: Mr. Carmie Bryant Jr.

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

Mr. Tavares Heath (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Allean Goodwin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Carl Morris (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Kathleen Carroll

Mrs. Alberta Henderson (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucy Buckley (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Matilda Council (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Freddie Nicholson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Velma Perkins (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Crowing about Grovetown
I'd like to express my opinion to everybody about the city of Grovetown. I moved here six years ago, and I'm really impressed to see how this city has grown. The people here are very friendly, there is no discrimination and we have a lot of people who are willing to work hard.M.C. Gay, Grovetown, Ga.

No sympathy for bored people
This is in response to the April 6 photograph and article regarding the unhappy people who wait at the bus stop near the Regency Mall ("Waiting at Regency"). F. McElmurray, Aiken, S.C.

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

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.

It's Ryberg's turn to appoint
Any intelligent person realizes that we elect our representatives to make decisions in our best interest, including selecting a magistrate. Unfortunately, individuals are turning this process into an opportunity for personal attacks. Recent writers aren't advancing the cause of their "candidates" by fanning the flames of an already contentious issue. David A. Towles, Beech Island, S.C.

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.

Third World, like army ants, taking over United States
Corporate demand for cheap labor has opened our borders to unfettered waves of Third World immigrants, and Sept. 11 has done nothing to stem this flow. Milton Gresham, Evans, Ga.

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

President Bush's bad judgment cause of Mideast crisis
The present Mideast crisis is a direct result of poor judgment and conflicting policies from the Bush administration. Mohsin Ansari, Evans, Ga.

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.

Muslim executions brutal but true
Kashif Ahmed is, sadly, mistaken in his letter on April 16, "Blasts bigotry of letter writer, paper." John Culbert, Williston, S.C.

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.

Where's the president?
"Will the George W. Bush we once knew please stand up? Suddenly, the president who soared by standing on principle seems to have been replaced by an impostor who's lost his foreign-policy bearings ... The Administration that once dominated events now seems hostage to them. If we had to pick a date when this slippage began, we'd choose March. 5. That was the day Mr. Bush imposed steel tariffs for domestic political reasons."

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

Paying reparations
People who think the reparations movement is going nowhere might be surprised to learn that Uncle Sam has already paid $30 million in slavery credits to African-Americans the past two years. That figure is certain to rise this year. What gives?

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.

Fatties get a tax break
Nothing should surprise Americans anymore when it comes to the government sticking its nose in people's private affairs.

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.

Appoint qualified candidate only
Please listen to the Aiken Countians who do not want our taxpayers' money to be used to pay for another magistrate position we do not need. I hope county officials will not use taxpayers' money to pay that salary. Leslie Barnett, Aiken, S.C.

Berrian making up for lost time

Keller escapes accident to win Aaron's 312 race

Sharp wins when de Ferran goes dry

Overtime

Injured car owner upgraded to serious

Capriati's upset defeat costs her No. 1 ranking

Earnhardt takes Talladega

Area sports announcements

Overtime

Earnhardt wins crash-marred Talladega race

Drivers will race for Roush

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.

Injured car owner upgraded to serious
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- NASCAR team owner Jack Roush was upgraded to serious condition Sunday, two days after his small plane crashed into a lake in south Alabama.

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.

Overtime
No. 20 USC Aiken scored three times in the bottom of the ninth to beat No. 3 North Florida in the Peach Belt Conference season finale.

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

Earnhardt takes Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Kurt Busch figured it out with 60 laps remaining in Sunday's Aaron's 499 at the Talladega Superspeedway: nobody was going to pass Dale Earnhardt Jr. unless they rooted Michael Waltrip off his rear bumper.

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.

Berrian making up for lost time
Burke County's Kenyarda Berrian thinks back to that time two years ago and her mood turns to one of regret.

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.

Sharp wins when de Ferran goes dry
NAZARETH, Pa. -- Although he's a winner again, Scott Sharp has some unfinished business.

Earnhardt wins crash-marred Talladega race
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. managed to avoid a 24-car wreck late in the Aaron's 499 and held off teammate Michael Waltrip for his second straight victory at Talladega Superspeedway.

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

Baiting debate comes to an end

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.

Outdoors calendar

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:

A guide to gobblers

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.

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.

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

New running back still surprised he's a Falcon
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- A day later, T.J. Duckett was still pinching himself. Yes, the Atlanta Falcons really had made him their first-round draft pick.

Panthers address pressing needs in draft
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers continued to address their most pressing needs on the second day of the NFL draft Sunday.

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

Atlanta picks Miami guard in fourth round
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons took Miami guard Martin Bibla in the fourth round of the NFL draft Sunday.

Super Bowl champs trade Bledsoe to Buffalo
FOXBORO, Mass. -- The New England Patriots traded Drew Bledsoe to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday after a nine-year career in which he rewrote the record books but watched from the sideline while his former backup led the franchise to its first Super Bowl championship.

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

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.

Exercise drives down blood pressure
WASHINGTON -- Fifty-four studies' combined data put the weight of evidence behind the benefit of aerobic exercise to control blood pressure.

Keeping e-mail encryption alive is not easy
NEW YORK -- Phil Zimmermann knows a thing or two about adversity.

Scientists seek SRS artifacts
Most people know that Savannah River Site is crawling with chemists, physicists and engineers. Add archaeologists to that list.

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.

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.

Internet-based machines bridge paper and bits
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- At Boeing Co., workers no longer spend hours hovering over a fax machine. Instead, the aerospace giant uses the Internet to send 18,000 faxes and receive 15,000 each month via e-mail.

Legal debate over 'junk faxes'
ST. LOUIS -- In some parts of the country, so-called "junk faxes" are banned as an annoying, costly burden to the recipient.

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.

South Carolina 4, LSU 3
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Steve Thomas drove in three runs with his double in the seventh inning as South Carolina held off LSU 4-3 on Sunday.

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.

Lady Gamecocks win SEC golf title
BC-GLF--SEC Women,0200

Gamecocks tame Tigers

Lady Gamecocks win SEC golf title

Pig farmer files suit against club

10,000 yellow jackets swarm, kill man

Scientists seek SRS artifacts

Legal debate over 'junk faxes'

Internet-based machines bridge paper and bits

Irradiated ground beef goes mainstream

Exercise drives down blood pressure

An update on climate changes

MCG doctors find new disorder