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.

Twins, Expos in first place

Wanted: Springtime with its mild temperatures

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.

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.

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
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 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.

Glavine's arm, Furcal's bat spark Braves

Braves fall to Marlins

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.

Braves notebook

Braves notebook

First-quarter reports provide little catalyst for antsy market

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.

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.

Just seven nations cited as tax havens

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.

Brunswick finds niche in automobile shipping

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

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.

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

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

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

Despite ample supplies, natural gas production to grow

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.

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.

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

Back-door bar hours

Paying reparations

Where's the president?

Uphold poker ban

Fatties get a tax break

Support Clear Skies

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Jackets wins ACC golf championship

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Britain-Ireland team wins Seve Trophy

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.

Kerr wins first LPGA Tour title

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.

Els can't forget about Masters mistake

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.

Augusta tops Capital City

GreenJackets scouting report

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.

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

Bruins 6, Canadiens 4

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.

Islanders focus getting a win, not officials

ECHL suspends player for 18 games

Blues 4, Blackhawks 0

Islanders GM: "We're getting jobbed."

Blackhawks offense singing the Blues

Devils 4, Hurricanes 0

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Hurricanes can see Devils in rear-view mirror

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Muslim executions brutal but true

Costs are steep flying from Augusta

Baby abandonment bill lets moms avoid responsibility

Third World, like army ants, taking over United States

We are all victims of child porn

President Bush's bad judgment cause of Mideast crisis

No sympathy for bored people

That's leadership?

One who got away

'Eco-illiterates' should shut up

Appoint qualified candidate only

Early 'happy holidays' - just in case

Augusta's code authorities need a touch of compassion

Crowing about Grovetown

It's Ryberg's turn to appoint

Getting fit for le$$

Cancellations loom: What you gonna do?

May sweeps one long blast from the past

Products invade TV shows

Senior calendar

Uncertain 'Futurama'

Daily TV highlights for the week beginning Sunday

In the know

Around town

Foster parents provide service

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.

Catholic Church: Surviving scandal

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.

Blockade drill pleases Hodges

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

Across the area

Across the area

Man killed in fight over slumber party

Judge grants custody to slaying victim's mother

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

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

Subscriber of the day

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.

Subscriber of the day

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

Senate continues budget debate

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.

Farmer, consultant try for agriculture post

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

Across South Carolina

Across Georgia

Security changes affect students with visas

Multiple charges turn up

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.

News you can use

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.

A firefighter's chief

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

Old duplexes to be replaced

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.

Gaming battle is in court

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.

2 charged in slaying of teen

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.

2 teen-agers charged in student's slaying

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Animal control struggles to contain dog fighting

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.

Georgia high court hears video poker case

2 candidates lead fund race in new district

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 southeast

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.

Schools question progress measures

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

Men testify about fake badges

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.

News you can use

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Slaying suspect turns himself in

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.

Correction

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Suspect faces other charges

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.

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.

Leaders embrace higher fees

Pistons 85, Raptors 63

Celtics 92, 76ers 82

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.

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.

Nets 95, Pacers 79

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 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.

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

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

Lakers 95, Trail Blazers 87

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

New running back still surprised he's a Falcon

Panthers address pressing needs in draft

Good drafts, bad drafts, and more

Super Bowl champs trade Bledsoe to Buffalo

Atlanta picks Miami guard in fourth round

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

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

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

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

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. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Auston Collier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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

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

Mrs. Matilda Council    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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.

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

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

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

Mr. Brad Barnes    (GAINESVILLE, Ga.)

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

Dea. Carmie Bryant Jr.    (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. 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

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.

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. 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

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

Mr. Greg Hutto    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Glenda Holbert    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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. 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

Dea. James Daggett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGU

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

Mrs. Glenda Holbert (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Nicole Burnett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tavares Heath (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Feaster (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Lyudmila McKenzie (RIDGE SPRING)

Mrs. Allean Goodwin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Dea. James Daggett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Allean Goodwin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Matilda Council (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Gibson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edith Pickrell (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Edith Pickrell (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Alberta Henderson (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Malcolm English (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Crocker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Johnson (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley Frank (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Brad Barnes (GAINESVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Auston Collier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucy Buckley (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Glenn Wolfe (SELLERSBURG, Ind.)

Mr. Greg Hutto (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. John Smith (DEARING, Ga.)

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

Ronnie Phillips (NEESES, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Faulkner (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Green (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Carmie Bryant Jr.

Mr. Carl Morris (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Carl Morris (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Garous Leverett (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Rev. John Smith (DEARING, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Matilda Council (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Lagrone (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Blackburn (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Velma Perkins (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Glover (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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.

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.

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

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."

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

'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.

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.

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

Lazier, Scheckter improve after crash

Lilly sponsors racing team in wake of Viagra deal

Earnhardt takes Talladega

Injured car owner in serious condition

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

Sharp wins when de Ferran goes dry

Overtime

Earnhardt wins crash-marred Talladega race

Injured car owner upgraded to serious

Berrian making up for lost time

Overtime

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Lady Gamecocks win SEC golf title

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

Your style

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.

Teens work on getting jobs

'High Crimes' committed in film's confusing ending

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:

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.

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.

Question of the week

Artists corner

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

Xtreme calendar

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.

On the charts

My pad

Advice line

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

Mind games

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

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

10,000 yellow jackets swarm, kill man

Pig farmer files suit against club

Gates: penalties would undermine Windows software

Legal debate over 'junk faxes'

More computer protection needed

Scientists seek SRS artifacts

Internet-based machines bridge paper and bits

Exercise drives down blood pressure