Twins, Expos in first place

Twins, Expos in first place
MINNEAPOLIS -- When commissioner Bud Selig perused the standings Monday, he saw Minnesota leading the AL Central and Montreal heading the NL East.

Wanted: Springtime with its mild temperatures

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.

Glavine's arm, Furcal's bat spark Braves

Braves fall to Marlins

Braves fall to Marlins
ATLANTA -- Chances are better than even that the 21,461 fans, the smallest crowd in Turner Field's brief history, will remember Kevin Millwood's start and the three double plays that ended rallies Monday night before they recall Andruw Jones's home run or more effective work by relievers Kevin Gryboski and Darren Holmes.

Braves notebook

Braves notebook
ATLANTA -- It came as no surprise when the Braves decided to play it safe with righthander Jason Marquis, placing him on the 15-day disabled list Monday with shoulder tendinitis.

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's sore left wrist is closer to 80 percent than 100, but he insists he can swing a bat effectively.

Braves notebook

Just seven nations cited as tax havens
WASHINGTON -- An international organization listed only seven countries Thursday as uncooperative tax havens, a sign that the United States and other nations are gaining ground in their effort to curb offshore financial secrecy practices.

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

Despite ample supplies, natural gas production to grow

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.

Brunswick finds niche in automobile shipping
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - The Port of Brunswick is riding a wave of new business into what officials predict will be another record-setting year.

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.

Relaxed rules for withdrawals from retirement funds

First-quarter reports provide little catalyst for antsy market

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

Saddam asks Arabs to stop oil exports to U.S., Israel

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

Male Care concept competes for national honor
Frank and Rick Calloway knew they had stumbled onto a clever idea with their one-stop errand shop for men.

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.

Brunswick finds niche in automobile shipping

Just seven nations cited as tax havens

Saddam asks Arabs to stop oil exports to U.S., Israel
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on Monday called on Arab oil exporters to stop sales to the United States and Israel as well as cut their exports in half.

Paying reparations

Uphold poker ban

Back-door bar hours

Fatties get a tax break

Support Clear Skies

Where's the president?

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.

Senior calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle.

In the know
In America's First River: Bill Moyers on the Hudson (10 p.m. on WEBA-TV Channel 14 and WCES-TV Channel 20, PBS), Mr. Moyers explores the Hudson River and its influence on American culture, history and environment. The finale airs at 9 p.m. Wednesday on WEBA and at 10 p.m. on WCES.

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.

Getting fit for le$$
Lorri Moffatt and Michelle McBurney of Augusta have no need for gimmicky exercise equipment. They do it the old-fashioned way: they get outside and get moving.

New Crow CD has no cohesion
Thank goodness for the skip button.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Florida St. routs Jackets

Jackets wins ACC golf championship

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.

Charleston blasts Augusta, Thigpen's struggles persist
Last summer, Josh Thigpen went from project to prospect. Now the Augusta GreenJackets right-hander hopes to avoid going from prospect to suspect.

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.

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.

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.

Lopez accepts special exemption to 2002 U.S. Open
FAR HILLS, N.J. -- Nancy Lopez, who announced last month that this will be her last full season on the LPGA Tour, accepted a special exemption to play in the 2002 U.S. Women's Open on Monday.

Kerr wins first LPGA Tour title

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.

Leonard holds on for WorldCom Classic title

Els can't forget about Masters mistake

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

GreenJackets scouting report

Augusta tops Capital City

Charleston blasts Augusta, Thigpen's struggles persist

Cross Creek names new football coach

Cross Creek names new football coach
Kevin Hunt knows about homecomings - and rude awakenings.

Hurricanes can see Devils in rear-view mirror
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Despite having a 2-1 lead in its best-of-seven first-round playoff series, Carolina can't be too comfortable.

Hurricanes can see Devils in rear-view mirror

Blackhawks offense singing the Blues

Blues 4, Blackhawks 0

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

Devils 4, Hurricanes 0

Senators 3, Flyers 0
OTTAWA -- It took him 27 games, but Radek Bonk made sure his first career playoff goal was very significant.

Bruins 6, Canadiens 4

Islanders GM: "We're getting jobbed."

Islanders focus getting a win, not officials

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.

Islanders focus getting a win, not officials
By URSULA REEL AP Hockey Writer

ECHL suspends player for 18 games

Blackhawks offense singing the Blues
CHICAGO -- The St. Louis Blues' defense starts by clogging up the middle of the ice, impeding any breakout chances for the Chicago Blackhawks and gumming up their offensive flow.

ECHL suspends player for 18 games
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Goaltender Jason LaBarbera of the Charlotte Checkers was suspended 18 games by the East Coast Hockey League on Monday because he threw his stick and it hit a fan.

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.

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.

Wanted: Springtime with its mild temperatures
I've been listening to my police scanner the past few days.

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.

Girl was not pregnant
A 16-year-old girl who, police say, was killed because her ex-boyfriend didn't want her to have his baby, was not pregnant, police said Tuesday.

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.

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.

Lynx extend Burton's contract
AUGUSTA, GA -- The Augusta Lynx announced today that Jim Burton will return as head coach and director of hockey operations for the 2002-2003 season. Lynx general manager, Mike Pierson, and Coach Burton reached an agreement this morning that will extend Burton's contract through June of 2003.

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.

Augusta's code authorities need a touch of compassion

Costs are steep flying from Augusta

Appoint qualified candidate only

President Bush's bad judgment cause of Mideast crisis

Early 'happy holidays' - just in case

Third World, like army ants, taking over United States

Crowing about Grovetown

It's Ryberg's turn to appoint

One who got away

Muslim executions brutal but true

Baby abandonment bill lets moms avoid responsibility

No sympathy for bored people

'Eco-illiterates' should shut up

We are all victims of child porn

That's leadership?

In the know

Senior calendar

Cancellations loom: What you gonna do?

Products invade TV shows

Getting fit for le$$

Daily TV highlights for the week beginning Sunday

May sweeps one long blast from the past

Uncertain 'Futurama'

Georgia high court hears video poker case

Schools question progress measures
ATLANTA - In Georgia, education leaders all agree that schools need to improve. There's less agreement on how to measure that improvement.

Animal control struggles to contain dog fighting

Blockade drill pleases Hodges

News you can use

Council blocks crematorium
AIKEN - There will be no crematorium on historic Hayne Avenue or any in any other Aiken neighborhood.

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.

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Leaders embrace higher fees
COLUMBIA - Legislators who have rejected the notion of raising taxes aren't blushing about proposed fee increases that will make doing business with government agencies and courts more expensive.

Suspect faces other charges

Catholic Church: Surviving scandal

Across South Carolina

2 charged in slaying of teen

2 candidates lead fund race in new district
ATLANTA - Voters in the new 12th Congressional District might have a choice of many candidates in this summer's primary, but campaign contributors have narrowed the contest to just two men so far.

Men testify about fake badges

2 teen-agers charged in student's slaying
A 16-year-old Butler High School student was brutally beaten and stabbed to death because her ex-boyfriend believed she was pregnant and didn't want to be a father, police said Monday.

2 teen-agers charged in student's slaying

University accepts bid
The front gate to Augusta State University's past is expected to close within four to five weeks, opening the way to an integral part of its future.

Judge grants custody to slaying victim's mother

Slaying suspect turns himself in
An Augusta man wanted in a Sunday slaying at Summerville Apartments surrendered to authorities Monday.

Animal control struggles to contain dog fighting
ATHENS, Ga. - Patrick Rives knows the tell-tale signs of dog fighting when he sees them.

Blockade drill pleases Hodges
NEW ELLENTON - South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges declared Monday's law-enforcement exercise to practice blocking plutonium shipments to Savannah River Site a success.

Senate continues budget debate

Search is starting for court architect
The city begins its search today for the architect who will design a new Richmond County courts complex, setting in motion what is expected to be a three-year construction and renovation project on the city's municipal building.

Across Georgia

Across Georgia
DECATUR -A Superior Court judge on Monday chose Albany as the site for the June murder trial of former DeKalb County Sheriff Sidney Dorsey.

Old duplexes to be replaced

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - Kidnapping charges have been filed against a Clemson man in the disappearance of a Marietta couple.

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.

Across the area
Visitors to Fort Gordon will encounter beefed-up security at the gates and on post until further notice, a military spokeswoman said.

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

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

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.

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.

Foster parents provide service
Doge Sanders brought home a blue cap and gown Monday. His mom, of course, had him try it on.

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.

Schools question progress measures

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

News you can use

Judge grants custody to slaying victim's mother
Faye Reeves of Thomson got one of the two things she wanted most last week - permanent custody of her 2 1/2 -year-old grandson, Joseph.

Leaders embrace higher fees

Correction

Condon drops fund-shift case
COLUMBIA - State Attorney General Charlie Condon said Monday that Gov. Jim Hodges used poor judgment but had no criminal intent as he redirected state funds after vetoes last year.

Across Georgia

Georgia high court hears video poker case
ATLANTA - The Constitution does not guarantee the right to life, liberty and video poker.

Lesson in survival
AIKEN - The sounds of a gospel spiritual broke the silence at Aiken High School's football field Monday.

Subscriber of the day

Across the southeast

Farmer, consultant try for agriculture post

Multiple charges turn up
The woman accused of shooting a Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputy Friday is facing a number of charges in two states, is under investigation in a third and could serve up to 90 years in jail.

Across the area

Experts meet on Savannah water use
Like Siamese twins dependent on a single pulse, Georgia and South Carolina must learn to share the Savannah River's resources - or face dire consequences, according to water experts in both states.

Man killed in fight over slumber party

Men testify about fake badges
Two New York men testified Monday that they had been sold phony 2001 Masters Tournament badges by a man from McBean, Ga.

A firefighter's chief

Slaying suspect turns himself in

Gaming battle is in court

Across the southeast
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A domestic-violence detective resigned from the police department Monday after being accused of pulling his gun during a dispute with his estranged wife.

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."

Across the area

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

2 candidates lead fund race in new district

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.

Around town

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

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

Multiple charges turn up

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.

Foster parents provide service

Security changes affect students with visas

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.

News you can use
April 23, 1987 Columbia County continues to have an abundance of land designated for commercial development but changes might be needed in the county's 8-year-old land-use plan, said the chairman of the Columbia County Commission.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Jesse Belangia of Augusta.

Correction
In Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle, Evelyn Browne was misidentified in the caption of a photograph accompanying an article about USA Weekend's Make a Difference Day.

Pistons 85, Raptors 63

Nets 95, Pacers 79

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.

Sixers in a familiar position - trailing 1-0 in playoffs

Celtics 92, 76ers 82

Nets 95, Pacers 79
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New Jersey Nets shook off the playoff jitters with two things even more valuable in the postseason than a half-court offense - Jason Kidd and a great defense.

Lakers 95, Trail Blazers 87

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

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.

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.

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

Sixers in a familiar position - trailing 1-0 in playoffs
PHILADELPHIA -- The Boston Celtics celebrated their first playoff victory since 1995 by skipping practice Monday.

Super Bowl champs trade Bledsoe to Buffalo

Panthers address pressing needs in draft

New running back still surprised he's a Falcon

Good drafts, bad drafts, and more

Atlanta picks Miami guard in fourth round

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 service will be held today, April 23, 2002, at 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Stapleton, with Rev. John Lockhart

Mr. Charles Crocker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Charles Richard Crocker, age 67, entered into rest on Sunday, April 21, 2002, at University Hospital. Graveside services will beheld 3 p.m. Wednes

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

Ronnie Phillips    (NEESES, S.C.)
NEESES, S.C. - Infant Ronnie Phillips died on Sunday, he was the son of Rob

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Geddes    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Elizabeth Ann Newbanks Geddes, 85, who died April 21, 2002, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at St. Johns United Methodist Church. Burial in Suns

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

Mr. Malcolm English    (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. 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

Mr. Greg Hutto    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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. Fune

Mrs. Glenda Holbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Glover    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - James Glover, age 62, entered into eternal rest April 22, 2002, at Blair House Nursing Home in Augusta, Ga. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and

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

Mrs. Shirley Frank    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, April 22, 2002, at the University Hospital. Mrs. Shirley Frank of Kra

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

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

Mrs. Tina Croft    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Tina Sanders Croft, 84, widow of W.J.

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

Mr. Auston Collier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Edith Pickrell    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mrs. Edith Dye Pickrell of Camak Road Warrenton, entered into rest April 21, 2002, at Warrenton Health and Rehabilitation. She was the

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

Mr. Benjamin Parker    (WARENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Matilda Council    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Garous Leverett    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. Garous "Sweet" Leverett of Hwy 220 East died April 20, 2002, at his residence. The funeral services will be held Wednesday April 24, 2002, at Mulberry Christian Methodist E

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

Mrs. Allean Goodwin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs. Allean A. Price Goodwin, 98, of Tenth Street will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 23, 2002, at New Zion Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. James Hogan Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Old Storm Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. The remains will lie in state in the church form 1 p.m. until the hour of service. Family and friends will assemble at the residence, 1115 Tenth Street at 1:15 p.m. G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 614 West Avenue, North Augusta, S.C.

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.

Mrs. Bernice Gibson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Sunday, April 21, 2002, at University Hospital, Mrs. Bernice Williams Gibson of Gilbert Manor, widow of the late Percy Gibson. Funeral arrangeme

Mr. Glenn Wolfe    (SELLERSBURG, Ind.)
SELLERSBURG, Ind. - Glenn Duffin Wolfe, 73, of Sellersburg, Indiana, passed away Saturday m

Rev. Willy Gary Sr.    (VARNVILLE, S.C.)
VARNVILLE, S.C. - Rev. Willy Walter Gary Sr. died April 17, 2002. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at Blunt C.M.E. Church, Carnville, S.C., Rev. Larry Windfield,

Nicole Burnett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Monday, April 22, 2002, Miss Stephanie Nicole Burnett, 16, of Pea

Mrs. Ruby Feaster    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Feaster, 88, of Westgate Drive, Waynesboro, who died April 19

Mr. Michael Blackburn    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into r

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

Mr. Brad Barnes    (GAINESVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Phillip Watts    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest Monday, April 22, 2002, Mr. Phillip Wayne Watts, beloved husband of Mrs. Lettie Garland Watts of Graniteville, S.C. The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. Napier Funeral Home.

Dea. James Daggett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGU

Mrs. Carolyn Stout    (CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J.)
CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. - Mrs. Carolyn Goodwin Stout of Cliffside Park, N.J. passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 14, 2002. Carolyn was born in Augusta, Ga., the daugh

Featured obituary: Mr. Jim Knapp
Jim Knapp said the last six years of his life were the best he'd ever had.

Mr. Thomas Still    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Services for Thomas Lide Still, 86, will be held Wednesday, 4 p.m. at Reedy Branch Baptist Church, Barnewell with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Folk Funeral Home, Williston.

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Richard Solei    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, Apri

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.

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 ser

Mrs. Thora Silas    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Funeral service for Thora Williford Silas, 89, of Columbia, was held 11 a.m., Monday, April 22, 20

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

Mr. Garous Leverett (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Matilda Council (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Gibson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Nicole Burnett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Glenn Wolfe (SELLERSBURG, Ind.)

Mrs. Ruby Feaster (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Carl Morris (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Allean Goodwin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucy Buckley (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Dea. James Daggett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Carmie Bryant Jr.

Mrs. Elizabeth Geddes (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Velma Perkins (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Carolyn Stout (CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J.)

Ronnie Phillips (NEESES, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Still (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. James Glover (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edith Pickrell (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Brad Barnes (GAINESVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Rev. John Smith (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Matilda Council (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lagrone (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Johnson (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Faulkner (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Mrs. Alberta Henderson (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

Rev. John Smith (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Virginia Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Malcolm English (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Blackburn (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Carl Morris (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Tavares Heath (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Edith Pickrell (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Crocker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lyudmila McKenzie (RIDGE SPRING)

Mrs. Shirley Frank (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Allean Goodwin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Auston Collier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Glenda Holbert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Benjamin Parker (WARENVILLE, S.C.)

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

Rev. Willy Gary Sr. (VARNVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Greg Hutto (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Early 'happy holidays' - just in case
I'm sending Christmas cards early this year ... For a variety of reasons, I feel it's prudent. Amy C. Trier, 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.

Uphold poker ban
It would be a slap in the face of the legislature if the Georgia Supreme Court upholds a lower court ruling that has kept video poker alive since September. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to ban the machines.

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

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.

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?

One who got away
Many of us wonder why The Chronicle let the best high school sports writer it ever had get away? Somebody must be sleeping on the printing press. Tim Morse went to all the schools in the Central Savannah River Area. Not happening now. Johnnie Steve Norton, Wrens, Ga.

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.

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.

Baby abandonment bill lets moms avoid responsibility
"Senators approve baby abandonment bill," headlined a Chronicle April 2 front-page article ... Alan Roberts, Augusta

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.

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.

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."

'Eco-illiterates' should shut up
Susan Bloomfield's letter of April 15, "Yucca Mountain unsafe for waste," is typical of the misinformed fiction being spread by "eco-illiterates." Rob Whitfield, Grovetown, Ga.

We are all victims of child porn
Regarding your April 18 editorial on "Victimless porn," I totally disagree with your position. When a noose is drawn in a work place, there is not an actual lynching, and when swastikas are scrawled on a synagogue, there is not an actual gassing of a human being, yet both of these heinous acts are justly condemned by society. George P. Petrides, Martinez, Ga.

That's leadership?
I found Sen. Charles Walker's, D-Augusta, comment that it was time for stronger leadership in Augusta to be very amusing. Mr. Walker showed no leadership at all when he couldn't get any of his representatives to sign on to the bill he and Sen. Don Cheeks, D-Augusta, passed in the Senate in regard to Augusta's broken government. Sad leadership. Forrest Hensley Sr., Augusta

Augusta's code authorities need a touch of compassion
At what point does code enforcement become harassment? In the past 14 days, I have been contacted four times by various Augusta-Richmond County code authorities. On one of the initial contacts, I was told I had 30 days to comply with their rules, but they just keep hounding me. Alice M. Marshall, Augusta

Costs are steep flying from Augusta
I recently went searching on-line for airline tickets for my husband, myself and our 11-year-old son. What I found was what I had heard of for years; the prices from Augusta to Atlanta are outrageous. No wonder no one is flying from Augusta. Lynnell Palermo, Augusta

Support Clear Skies
It was just like old times Monday - George Bush and Al Gore delivering dueling messages. Gore, eyeing another White House bid, trashed the president's environmental policies in an Earth Day speech in Nashville, Tenn.

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.

Back-door bar hours
Augusta Commission member Andy Cheek won't give up on the idea of extending bar hours. He thinks those who are content with existing hours are troglodyte party poopers who wish to impede Augusta's progress.

Lilly sponsors racing team in wake of Viagra deal

Overtime

Berrian making up for lost time

Earnhardt takes Talladega

Tyson-Lewis bout sanctioned by IBF after Byrd's appeal rejected

Sharp wins when de Ferran goes dry

Earnhardt wins crash-marred Talladega race

Overtime

Lazier, Scheckter improve after crash

Injured car owner upgraded to serious

Injured car owner in serious condition

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.

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.

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.

Lazier, Scheckter improve after crash
NAZARETH, Pa. -- Drivers Jaques Lazier and Tomas Scheckter were upgraded to good condition Monday, a day after being hospitalized for injuries from a crash in the Firestone Indy 225.

Overtime
After a series victory over then No. 3 North Florida, the No. 15 USC Aiken Pacers moved up five places in this week's Collegiate Baseball Magazine Top 30 Coaches Poll, which was released Monday.

Injured car owner in serious condition
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- NASCAR team owner Jack Roush was still in serious condition Monday, three days after his small plane crashed into a lake in southern Alabama.

Lilly sponsors racing team in wake of Viagra deal
INDIANAPOLIS -- Another drug company is trying to capitalize on the high-octane mix of sex and speed.

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.

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.

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

Tyson-Lewis bout sanctioned by IBF after Byrd's appeal rejected
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Heavyweight contender Chris Byrd's bid to have champion Lennox Lewis stripped of his title was turned down by the IBF appeal tribunal.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Good drafts, bad drafts, and more
NEW YORK -- It takes at least two years to determine whether a team's draft was successful.

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.

Cut time between CPR and defibrillation, heart study says
Less time between CPR and a shock with automated external defibrillators may allow more people to survive after their hearts stop, according to a new study from the American Heart Association.

Gates: penalties would undermine Windows software
WASHINGTON -- Microsoft founder Bill Gates took the stand Monday for the first time in his company's antitrust case, testifying the penalties being sought by nine states would undermine software used by millions of Americans.

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

More computer protection needed
A new approach to improving computer security is actually very old - medieval, in fact.

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

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.

Lady Gamecocks win SEC golf title

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

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.

Xtreme calendar
New discs include Opaline from Dishwalla, Bloodsport from the Sneaker Pimps, Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections from Goodie Mob's Cee-Lo, and Atticus & Side One Present: Dragging the Lake, a compilation that features rare and unreleased tracks from Blink-182 and Jimmy Eat World.

Question of the week

On the charts

My pad
FACTS: Molly Knab, 17, a senior at Evans High School.

Mind games

Advice line

My pad

Xtreme calendar

Teens work on getting jobs

Your style
THE FACTS: Melissa Lewis, 16, a junior at Cross Creek High School

Question of the week
Q. How do you get to the prom?

Teens work on getting jobs
While some teens are getting dizzy on roller coasters at Six Flags Over Georgia or are lounging by the pool, others will be diving headfirst into jobs or volunteer work.

On the charts
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

'High Crimes' committed in film's confusing ending

'High Crimes' committed in film's confusing ending
Because of its outstanding cast, the excellent acting in High Crimes isn't surprising.

Mind games
"Cheating" will get you everywhere. At least, that's the experience of Brandon Fogerty, an Augusta teen who started out writing "cheat" codes for his Super Nintendo games and will have his own computer game on store shelves next month.

Artists corner
Kelly Addis, 18, is a senior at Evans High School. She's been working with clay for two years and is a member of the Evans High National Art Honor Society. Stoneware Teapot is made of clay.

Advice line
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM My best friend recently found a guy she likes, and they started going out. Since then, I have been left out. At school, she has time only for him. When I go talk to her, he shows up and she leaves. Whenever I get to talk to her, it's about him. In our last conversation, I told her to leave him out of our conversation forever. Should I just stay out of her life, or what? I don't want to get in the way of their relationship. I just want to spend some time with my friend. - 16-year-old Edgefield boy

Artists corner

Your style

10,000 yellow jackets swarm, kill man

Pig farmer files suit against club

Scientists seek SRS artifacts

Gates: penalties would undermine Windows software

Exercise drives down blood pressure

Legal debate over 'junk faxes'

More computer protection needed

Internet-based machines bridge paper and bits