Contraction case goes to arbitrator on June 6

Judge sets policy for handling documents in Twins lawsuit
MINNEAPOLIS -- A judge approved procedures for determining whether documents pertaining to major league baseball's contraction plans should be kept confidential.

North Augusta confident going into playoffs
The team lost, and it was embarrassed after squandering its chance at the Region 3-AAAA baseball title last week.

North Augusta confident going into playoffs

Contraction case goes to arbitrator on June 6
NEW YORK -- Baseball players and owners agreed Tuesday to submit the union's grievance against contraction to an arbitrator on June 6.

'Who made up the rules? Barry?'

Little League board bans coach indefinitely for umpire attack

South Carolina prep baseball capsules

'Who made up the rules? Barry?'
CHICAGO -- Ever since that little dustup in spring training, we wondered what kind of summer it was going to be.

Little League board bans coach indefinitely for umpire attack
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Little League coach has been barred from the field indefinitely for attacking two umpires after they threw out a couple of unsafe bats.

Rangers recall Rocker, place I-Rod on DL
ARLINGTON, Texas -- John Rocker was recalled Tuesday by the Texas Rangers, even though the struggling reliever never reported to his minor league assignment.

South Carolina prep baseball capsules
Here are capsules for tonight's South Carolina prep baseball games.

Odds and ends
DALLAS -- Maybe the caffeine keeps him going. John Winter Smith didn't just awaken one morning and decide to visit every Starbucks in the world. As he puts it, "It built up steam gradually."

New, from the man that brought you the Yugo
DETROIT -- Attention bargain-basement car enthusiasts: The Yugo is back. Sort of.

N.M. town seeks to capitalize on legend of a madam
SILVER CITY, N.M. -- The historical marker in this former mining outpost is inscribed with the words "Millie's Place," a reference to a madam with a heart of gold.

D'backs top Braves, 5-2

Braves notebook

Braves notebook
ATLANTA -- John Foster's arrival in the clubhouse Wednesday put the Braves' tattoo count out of sight.

Braves rally to top D'backs, 4-3
ATLANTA -- It had the feel of the late 1980s version of the Atlanta Braves. Clanking leather. Pitchers needing their radar adjusted. Large sections of vacant seats.

D'backs top Braves, 5-2
ATLANTA - Jung Bong's thoughts were his own as he rested inside the team clubhouse before Tuesday night's major-league debut against defending world champion Arizona.

Braves rally to top D'backs, 4-3

Braves notebook

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves general manager John Schuerholz on Tuesday ruled out placing Gary Sheffield on the disabled list, but conceded the team is no longer able to give a specific time frame as to when the slugging right fielder may return to the starting lineup.

Anheuser-Busch prefers teaming to buyouts
Over the last year, the global beer industry has seen several large buyout deals: Interbrew's $1.6 billion purchase of Brauerei Beck GmbH & Co., the German maker of Beck's beer, and Adolph Coors Co.'s $1.7 billion acquisition of Carling, the top British beer.

Redrawing the Box

Anheuser-Busch prefers teaming to buyouts

Money manager will run state's school savings plan

Tour addresses job market
Stemming the flow of skilled workers from outside of Georgia will be one way to attract more industry to the state, the University System of Georgia's chancellor said Tuesday.

Durable-goods orders fall 0.6 percent in March

Business briefs
Government entities and private-sector corporations will participate in a daylong small business conference today at Augusta Technical College.

Walker advises business owners: Don't apologize
Do business with the government, unabashedly. Amass wealth. Understand propaganda. Don't get discouraged by negative press.

Wal-Mart testing out used-car businesses

Bank reports large growth in earnings
The holding company for Georgia Bank & Trust Co. reported Wednesday that the bank exceeded a half-billion dollars in assets during the first quarter.

Tour addresses job market

Money manager will run state's school savings plan
State officials have hired a professional money-management company to run Georgia's higher education savings plan.

Bubble tea makes slow entry in U.S. markets
Outside the colorful storefront, curious people stop and squint at the new beverage shop. Some press their faces against the glass.

Durable-goods orders fall 0.6 percent in March
WASHINGTON -- Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket goods fell 0.6 percent in March, the first drop in the last four months, reflecting slackened demand for cars and computers.

Wal-Mart testing out used-car businesses
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The world's largest retailer is taking a test drive in the used-car business.

Study panel to focus on McDuffie airport
ATLANTA - Business and political leaders in eastern Georgia envision the Thomson-McDuffie County Regional Airport as a mecca for the region's traveling executives weary of larger commercial airports in the aftermath of Sept. 11.

Redrawing the Box
The question of where to stick it has been solved.

Business briefs

Bubble tea makes slow entry in U.S. markets

Clemson 18, Furman 7
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Khalil Greene hit a three-run homer and drove in five runs to lead top ranked Clemson to an 18-7 victory against Furman on Tuesday.

Dantzler to join Cowboys
Former Clemson quarterback Woody Dantzler agreed to a free-agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys as a running back and kick returner, his agent, Phil Williams, said Monday.

Clemson 18, Furman 7

Fools dare to tread

Europe's new fascism

Excuse wears thin

Driver license reforms

The Rock has No. 1 box-office sting with 'Scorpion King'
LOS ANGELES -- The Rock was ready to rumble at the box office.

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, fitness and health activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle.

Chardonnay, why is it we barely know you?
You may have consumed untold gallons of California chardonnay, but you probably haven't tasted the grape.

California wine rich in flavors
Dancing Bull Zinfandel is the little brother of the great Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel. It's softer and more approachable, and is priced at under $12 a bottle.

Grape leaves a taste of simplicity
CONCORD, N.H. - Vegetarian cooking is at its best when it is at its simplest.

In the know
Before you head to the office this morning, stop and grab a little something for the one who answers the phone, sends faxes, sorts the mail and keeps the office running like a clock. Today is Administrative Professionals Day.

'The Osbournes' is biggest series hit in MTV's history
NEW YORK -- "The Osbournes," the reality sitcom about rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his colorful family life, is officially the biggest hit series in MTV's 21-year history.

Anniversaries dominate TV this month
NEW YORK -- With the start of May sweeps Thursday, the networks as usual have supercharged their lineups with their most competitive, irresistible fare.

Star Wars merchandise arrives in stores
LOS ANGELES -- If "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" is about to open in theaters, it must be time for "Star Wars: Attack of the Toys" to begin invading stores.

CBS again wins week's ratings race
NEW YORK -- During a lull before an end-of-season barrage of high-profile programming, CBS topped NBC last week in the prime-time television ratings.

Crockpot creation
There's nothing quite as satisfying as chicken and dumplings, but who has time to prepare it? If you've got the craving - and a crockpot - I've got the recipe.

Blake case causes unexpected ratings jump for CNN
NEW YORK -- The Robert Blake murder case may not rival O.J. Simpson's in television attention, but it's already caused a surprising ratings bump for CNN and a flareup of tensions in cable's hottest rivalry.

Small portions
The following are some tips and techniques for cooks from Food Network Kitchens:

Georgia Tech 12, Mercer 1
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech's Victor Menocal had three hits and drove in four runs Tuesday night during a 12-1 victory over Mercer.

Georgia Tech 12, Mercer 1

Jackets lucky in 13th inning
As Russell Lewis stood on the field with a TV camera and microphone in his face, his Augusta GreenJackets teammates reminded him to remove his cap and smile for the fans, and shouted out "Hero!" repeatedly from the dugout.

Lefty takes care of Alley Cats
Phil Dumatrait had already proven he can handle success. Tuesday night, he quashed any doubts as to how he would handle adversity.

My athletic shoes have their own roles to play

Greensboro's defending champion having eye problems
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Scott Hoch is having trouble seeing out of his right eye and might not be able to defend his Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic title this week.

Nicklaus back on course for senior major

Dickerson ready for pro debut at GGCC

Dickerson ready for pro debut at GGCC
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Bubba Dickerson has won the U.S. Amateur and played at the Masters with Tiger Woods, so his knees probably won't be shaking when he heads to the first tee Thursday.

Solheim Cup team getting younger
Solheim Cup captain Patty Sheehan could wind up with a lot of fresh faces when the United States tries to win back the cup Sept. 20-22 in Minnesota.

Nicklaus back on course for senior major
SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN, Ariz. -- The back pain that kept Jack Nicklaus out of the Masters has subsided, thanks to some electronic stimulus, and he plans to play in this week's Countrywide Tradition.

Shattering some myths and misperceptions
One complaint Tiger Woods has with the media and the public is that they tend to exaggerate his performances, both good and bad.

Shattering some myths and misperceptions

Tommy Bolt elected to Hall of Fame

Golf Glance

Weekend event will help youth
A golf tournament this weekend will help give disadvantaged youth the opportunity to participate in the First Tee of Augusta program.

Solheim Cup team getting younger

Golf Glance
Here is a glance at this week's pro golf tournaments.

Tommy Bolt elected to Hall of Fame
Tommy Bolt, who entertained galleries with a game that won a U.S. Open and a temper that earned him the nickname "Terrible Tommy," was elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame through the veteran's category Wednesday.

Jackets lucky in 13th inning

Lefty takes care of Alley Cats

Islanders 6, Maple Leafs 1

Blues 1, Blackhawks 0

Senators confident they can beat Flyers
OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators believe they can beat the Philadelphia Flyers in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

Canadiens 5, Bruins 3

Devils 3, Hurricanes 1

Blues 1, Blackhawks 0
CHICAGO -- Brent Johnson keeps turning away the frustrated Chicago Blackhawks, who can't score against the St. Louis goalie.

Senators 3, Flyers 0

Canadiens 5, Bruins 3
MONTREAL -- Only a few months ago, Saku Koivu was weak from chemotherapy and in the midst of a fight with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Islanders 6, Maple Leafs 1
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Somewhere, Mike Milbury was smiling.

Senators confident they can beat Flyers

Senators 3, Flyers 0
OTTAWA -- Patrick Lalime grabbed a share of NHL history and was quick to share the credit.

Devils 3, Hurricanes 1
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Martin Brodeur fell 2:33 short of posting consecutive shutouts but the New Jersey Devils still beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Tuesday night, evening their first-round playoff series at two games apiece.

Part of Manhattan building collapses
NEW YORK -- Part of an eight-story building housing a technical school collapsed Thursday on Manhattan's West Side.

Airport to hire new guards
Augusta Regional Airport will have to hire and train 20 law enforcement officers to replace National Guardsmen, who are leaving the nation's commercial airports next month.

Man with Augusta ties makes most-wanted list
A man the FBI says is the leader of a Caribbean-based drug-smuggling organization with ties to Augusta was added to the agency's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list today.

CSRA Waste wants claim dismissed
Less than a month after filing for bankruptcy protection from nearly 20 creditors, including Augusta government, the city's largest garbage contractor has filed a motion to dismiss its Chapter 11 claim.

New policy set for past champions
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Gary Player, Tommy Aaron and Charles Coody will be playing their final Masters next year under a new policy announced Thursday that lets past champions play until they are 65 - if they remain active in tournament golf.

Golf program must raise funds somehow

Applauds Ryberg's principled stand

City of brotherly love

Boyles fails in another promise

Drivers need to be more responsible

NAACP should focus on things more important than flag

Agrees water levels for Thurmond Lake are too low

Utilities department comes through

Christians, Jews have much to fear

Fund raiser keeps kids' costs down

Questions CDC for singling out smokers for bad choices

Many Americans paid with their lives to end slavery

Editorial attack on McKinney is unfair

Millender would make great mayor

CBS again wins week's ratings race

Small portions

Star Wars merchandise arrives in stores

Crockpot creation

The Rock has No. 1 box-office sting with 'Scorpion King'

Grape leaves a taste of simplicity

Anniversaries dominate TV this month

Chardonnay, why is it we barely know you?

In the know

'The Osbournes' is biggest series hit in MTV's history

Blake case causes unexpected ratings jump for CNN

Burton signs with Augusta through 2003
The Augusta Lynx missed the playoffs for the first time in four seasons, but posted a record that was equal or better than seven playoff teams.

Subscriber of the day

News you can use

Disaster drill keys on SRS
GRANITEVILLE - The South Carolina National Guard Armory in Graniteville is teeming with people.

Augusta growth talks set to begin

Disaster drill keys on SRS

Injured deputy leaves hospital

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Across Georgia

Driver recovers after being shot

Slain girl was not pregnant

Across the area

Aiken extols 5 new ball fields

Officials OK study on pupil transfer
AIKEN - After numerous objections, the Aiken County school board voted Tuesday to have its administration study a plan to relocate some North Augusta middle school pupils.

Paine, other black colleges, draw few men

Fund targets donors who feel undertaxed
AIKEN - They are, perhaps, the same breed of people who voluntarily wear "kick me" signs.

Correction

Across Georgia
METTER -Two convicts who escaped from the Candler County jail have been caught in Colorado. A third escapee was found dead, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

Meetings allow road plan input

CSRA Waste wants claim dismissed

Subscriber of the day

Airport to hire new guards

Across the area

Fund targets donors who feel undertaxed

Slaying haunts police, friends

Part of Manhattan building collapses

Jurors convict in ticket swindle

Officials OK study on pupil transfer

News you can use

Correction
In Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle, an article concerning congressional candidate Charles Walker Jr. erroneously ran with a photo of his father, Georgia Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker Sr. The Chronicle regrets the error.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -For every $1 that South Carolina residents and businesses paid in federal taxes last year, the federal government spent $1.51.

Augusta growth talks set to begin
A group of community leaders will begin a project today that they hope will map development in the Augusta area through 2020.

Around town

Slaying haunts police, friends
ATHENS, Ga. - Jenny Stone had a life of promise ahead of her in the spring of 1992.

Court denies alcohol ban at racetrack
AIKEN - An appeal to prevent owners of the McGhees' Mile Track from serving alcohol at their planned restaurant was denied Wednesday in Aiken's court of common pleas.

News you can use
April 24, 1976 The Augusta-Richmond County Human Relations Commission will investigate the death of a man who died March 28 in an Augusta Police Department jail cell, members decided yesterday.

Across the area
Authorities say an Augusta man found floating in Lake Olmstead last week drowned, but they are still investigating the death as a homicide.

Jurors convict in ticket swindle
Ethel Davis sat shaking her head in disbelief Tuesday afternoon as a Richmond County jury convicted her husband of selling bogus 2001 Masters Tournament badges.

Presidency becomes official
He has been president of the Medical College of Georgia for nearly a year, but the MCG Foundation will shell out $35,000 to formally inaugurate Dr. Daniel W. Rahn as the seventh president of the college Friday. Apparently, that's pretty much par for the course.

Paine, other black colleges, draw few men
Colin Jamerson knows what he has to do to prepare for his future. Although athletics brought him to Paine College, the Los Angeles resident is taking his education seriously.

Panel to get loan for visitors center
The Augusta Canal Authority will borrow $1.8 million to accelerate progress on its 11,000-square-foot visitors center in Enterprise Mill, scheduled to open next spring.

Support troops are the unsung heroes
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - The bags of worn, dusty uniforms pile up in the bombed-out building.

Suspect wanted in Tennessee

Injured deputy leaves hospital
The Columbia County sheriff's deputy who was shot Friday has been released from Medical College of Georgia Hospital after surgery and treatment for facial injuries.

Across Georgia

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Ray Shropshire of Augusta.

New policy set for past champions

Aiken extols 5 new ball fields
Impact: City officials say new ball fields could bring significant tourism revenue to Aiken.

Police hunt for suspects in holdups

Statehouse protesters push for tobacco tax

Man with Augusta ties makes most-wanted list

Around town

Panel to get loan for visitors center

Suspect in drug case enters guilty plea

Rape victim loses faith in justice

Police hunt for suspects in holdups
A rash of armed robberies kept police in three South Carolina counties busy Tuesday and Wednesday.

Support troops are the unsung heroes

Rape victim loses faith in justice
Among the hundreds of T-shirts hanging today at the annual Take Back the Night rally, one will represent Sarah Price.

Presidency becomes official

Statehouse protesters push for tobacco tax
COLUMBIA - Chanting "cure the crisis" and hoisting red signs, more than 300 people gathered outside the Statehouse on Wednesday to push legislators to approve a 22-cent increase in tobacco taxes to pay for Medicaid programs.

Meetings allow road plan input
Ann Clyde wanted to know when a Wrightsboro Road widening project would occur and what the outcome would mean for her home.

Driver recovers after being shot
A truck driver for a Beech Island company was recovering from surgery Wednesday after being shot in an early-morning robbery attempt.

Across Georgia
DUBLIN -A plea for help on a restroom wall in Tennessee led to the arrest of a truck driver at a rest area on Interstate 16, where authorities said they found a woman beaten and wrapped in a blanket in the cab of the truck.

Suspect in drug case enters guilty plea
An Augusta man accused of trafficking drugs less than six months after receiving probation for his second drug conviction pleaded guilty Wednesday.

Across the area
An Augusta man who, police say, was responsible for a fatal New Year's Day traffic accident was indicted Tuesday on a charge of first-degree homicide by vehicle.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Rickey R. Jones Sr. of Augusta.

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

News you can use
April 25, 1944 When the invasion of Axis countries occurs, the doors of the Curtis Baptist Church will be immediately thrown open for prayer, it was announced Sunday.

Slain girl was not pregnant
Stephanie Nicole Burnett might have thought she was pregnant, but an autopsy showed the Augusta teen-ager was not, authorities said Tuesday.

Suspect wanted in Tennessee
The woman accused of shooting a Columbia County sheriff's deputy is well known to authorities in two Tennessee jurisdictions.

Across South Carolina

Let the talk of a real Grand Slam for Tiger begin
Assuming Tiger Woods spent many hours on a beach since leaving Augusta with his Swedish girlfriend, Elin Nordegren, we can presume Woods isn't thinking much about golf.

My athletic shoes have their own roles to play
Recently I bought a new pair of athletic shoes - tennis shoes, I have always called such things, although I never play tennis anymore. Or sneakers, although I sneak about as often as I play tennis.

NASCAR notebook

NASCAR notebook
FONTANA, Calif. - Whether you believe television ratings, attendance figures or the exodus of drivers from the open-wheeled division to stock cars, one thing is clear: NASCAR's second tier, the Busch Series, has lapped its rivals from the Championship Auto Racing Teams and Indy Racing League circuits.

Spotlight on Robby Gordon
Here is a profile of NASCAR driver Robby Gordon.

Spotlight on Robby Gordon

Racing facts
Here are facts about the NAPA Auto Parts 500 race.

Racing has lost its stock
FONTANA, Calif. - The Ford Motor Co. doesn't make a two-door Taurus. General Motors doesn't make a Monte Carlo with a front bumper that's less than 3 inches off the ground. And DaimlerChrysler doesn't make anything that resembles the Intrepid that will race this weekend at California Speedway.

Racing facts

Racing has lost its stock

Role changes for Celtics' Anderson - to team player

Pistons want to keep home-court advantage
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Pistons worked hard to earn home-court advantage for the first two rounds of the NBA playoffs.

Role changes for Celtics' Anderson - to team player
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Kenny Anderson is scoring less and enjoying himself more now that he's in the NBA playoffs again.

Magic Johnson leads list of nominees for Basketball Hall of Fame

Pistons 96, Raptors 91
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Jerry Stackhouse showed he can still carry the Detroit Pistons with his shot.

Loss could have been Hornets final game in Charlotte

Jazz now have the edge against Kings

Grizzlies' Pau Gasol named NBA Rookie of the Year
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis Grizzlies forward Pau Gasol won the NBA's Rookie of the Year Award on Wednesday as a near unanimous pick.

Grizzlies' Pau Gasol named NBA Rookie of the Year

Loss could have been Hornets final game in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Already frustrated by an overtime loss in a pivotal playoff game, David Wesley had little patience for those pondering the Hornets' future in Charlotte.

Pistons 96, Raptors 91

Pistons want to keep home-court advantage

Magic 111, Hornets 103, OT

Magic Johnson leads list of nominees for Basketball Hall of Fame
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who led the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA championships, was among 14 players and coaches and one team nominated Wednesday for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Jazz now have the edge against Kings
SALT LAKE CITY -- Karl Malone and the Utah Jazz are not ignoring the script. They're simply reading the one they wrote, not the one most everyone else expected them to follow.

Magic 111, Hornets 103, OT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tracy McGrady felt fine for three quarters. When he faltered, his teammates stepped up to help the Orlando Magic even their playoff series with the Charlotte Hornets.

Rebuilding Buffalo gives Bledsoe star treatment

Mr. Richard Solei    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, April 22, 2002, Mr. Richard Roy Solei at St. Joseph Hospital, the husband

Mr. Charles Crocker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Charles Richard Crocker, age 67, entered into rest on Sunday, April 21, 2002, at University Hospital. Gra

Featured obituary: Mr. John Smith
John Smith dreamed of a career in the ministry, but times were tough for his family when he graduated from high school.

Mr. Ronald Curry    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest April 24, 2002, Mr. Ronald L. Curry, 48, of Euclid Avenue. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Mr. Curry, a native of Aiken Coun

Mr. Malcolm English    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Glover    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. James (J.T.) Glover, age 62, died at Blair House Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday April 27, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the Jordan Baptist Church, Williston, S.C. with Reverend Earl Hanna, Reverend Essro Oneal, and Reverend Ba

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

Mrs. Patricia Hill    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
SRS NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Patricia A. Hill, 62, of Waccamaw Drive, North Augusta, who died April 24, 2002, will be conducted Friday morning at 11 a.m., from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. Rev. Clarence Brown officiating.

Mr. Edward Hyman    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
NORWOOD, Ga. - Mr. Edward Gilbert Hyma

Mr. Edward Hyman    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
NORWOOD, Ga. - Mr. Edward Gilbert Hyman, of Washington Hwy.N.E., Norwood, went to his heavenly home on April 22, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Wanda Hyman. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Apr

Mr. Larry Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, Apri

Mrs. Sylvia Key    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosa Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Karolina Kupinski    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest Wednesday, April 24, 2002, Mrs. Karolina Kupinski, the widow of Mr. Jan

Ms. Susan Rhodes    (GOVAN, S.C.)
GOVAN, S.C. - Services for Susan Rachelle Rhodes, 31, of Govan will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2002, at Mercer Funeral Home in Denmark. Burial will be in S

Mrs. Anna Lazenby    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga.- Funeral service for Mrs. Anna Bell Lazenby of Thomson will be held Friday, April 26, 2002 at 1 p.m. at the Fist Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Winfield, Rev. Roscoe Perry, officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. Survivors ar

Mr. Frank May    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. S. Frank May, age 80, of Highway 88, died Tuesday April 23, at the Washington County Regional Medical Center. Funeral services wil

Dea. Willie Lazenby    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Timothy Kendrix    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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 Sunset Me

Mrs. Bernice Gibson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Morris    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Entered into

Mr. Tom Daly    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
NEW ELLENTON, S.C. - Memorial services for Mr. Tom Charles Daly will be private. Mr. Daly, 78, husband of the late Paula Francis Dombrowski Daly

Mrs. Odessa Seigler    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest Monday, April 22, 2002, Mrs. Odessa Willing Seigler, age 79, of Graniteville, wife of the late Euge

Mr. Larry Davis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larrie Sikes Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at his res

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 service will be held Thursday, April 25,

Mr. Richard Solei    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, April 22, 2002, Mr. Richard Roy Solei at St. Joseph Hospital, the husband of Mrs. Gertrude Hirt Solei, his wif

Mr. Phillip Watts    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest Monday, April 22, 2002, Mr. Phillip Wayne Watts, age 52, of Graniteville, beloved husband of Mrs. Lettie Garland Watts, and son of the late

Mr. Cecil Spradley    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest Tuesday, April 23, 2002, Mr. Cecil St. Clair Spradley, age 77, of Graniteville, husband of the late Lois Oswalt Spradley and son of the late Fletcher Spradley and the late Irene Hartley Spradley. He is s

Mrs. Odessa Seigler    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest Monday, April 22, 2002, Mrs. Odessa Wil

Mr. Phillip Watts    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest Monday, April 22, 2002, Mr. Phillip Wayne Watts, age 52, of Graniteville, beloved husband of Mrs. Lettie Garlan

Mrs. Dolly Pettigrew    (TAMPA, Fla.)
TAMPA, Fla. - M rs. Dolly Kathleen Wiley Pettigrew, 74, wife of Fred Pettigrew, Jr., died April 23, 2002. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday at Tranquil United Met

Mr. Brad Barnes    (GAINESVILLE, Ga.)
GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Funeral services for Mr. Brad Barnes, 31, of Old Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville, who died April 21, 2002, will b

Mr. Noah Molar    (LANCASTER, Ohio)
LANCASTER, Ohio - Noah Molar, formerly of Lancaster, died Tuesday, Apri

Mr. Michael Blackburn    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest April 21, 2002, at his residence, Mr. Michael James Blackburn, 51, of

Mr. Garous Leverett    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Miss Nicole Burnett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Monday, April 22, 2002, Miss Stephanie Nicole Burnett, 16, of Peach Orchard Road, Augusta. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of

Featured obituary: Mr. Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones never thought of his work as a physical therapist's aide as a job. To him, he was just returning the favor.

Mr. Michael Blackburn    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest April 21, 2002, at his resid

Mrs. Suzanne Boggus    (DOUGLAS, Ga.)
DOUGLAS, Ga. - Mrs. Suzanne Ray McLain Boggus of Douglas, passed away Monday, April 22, 2002, at Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas. Mr. Boggus, a native of Colquitt County, was born in June 5, 1949, the daugh

Mr. Bobby Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Nicole Burnett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Monday, April 22,

Mrs. Theresa Greene    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Funeral Mass for Theresa Mi

Mr. Ernest Chavious    (AIKEN, S.C.)
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Mr. Robert Beeman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Auston Collier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mr. Brad Barnes    (GAINESVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Suzanne Boggus (DOUGLAS, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Solei (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Beeman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Noah Molar (LANCASTER, Ohio)

Mrs. Bernice Gibson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dolly Pettigrew (TAMPA, Fla.)

Mr. Larry Davis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank May (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Ronald Curry (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Tom Daly (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Odessa Seigler (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Timothy Kendrix (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Bobby Jones

Mr. Malcolm English (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Hill (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Theresa Greene (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Dea. Willie Lazenby (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Crocker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Karolina Kupinski (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Auston Collier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Blackburn (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Miss Nicole Burnett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Glover (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Brad Barnes (GAINESVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Chavious (AIKEN, S.C.)

Miss Nicole Burnett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. John Smith

Mrs. Margaret Morris (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Susan Rhodes (GOVAN, S.C.)

Mr. Edward Hyman (NORWOOD, Ga.)

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

Mr. Richard Solei (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Blackburn (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Gibson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Odessa Seigler (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Brad Barnes (GAINESVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Anna Lazenby (THOMSON, Ga.)

Applauds Ryberg's principled stand
I am at my wit's end with the spate of letters blaming state Sen. Greg Ryberg, R-Aiken, for the Aiken County magistrate impasse. Sen. Ryberg is not the problem. He is to be commended for standing on principle by refusing to nominate as magistrate a candidate who lacks the minimum qualifications mandated for the job. Jerry Ann Rahe, Aiken, S.C.

Christians, Jews have much to fear
Hassan E. Fadel's April 13 guest column, "Intifada is a political movement, not religious warfare," has many fabricated statements concerning Jews. Maxi Bolgla, Augusta

Agrees water levels for Thurmond Lake are too low
As a lake shore property owner, I firmly agree with Troy Johnson's April 8 letter, "Claims Thurmond Lake poorly run." It centered on the lake's low level. Al Hardy, Lincolnton, Ga.

Golf program must raise funds somehow
My comments are in response to the letter published April 15 from Kay S. Jessie, regarding green fee charges during Masters week at The First Tee. Paul S. Simon, Augusta

Questions CDC for singling out smokers for bad choices
In response to reports from the Centers for Disease Control concerning smoking, the CDC states that each pack of cigarettes sold in the United States costs the nation $7 in medical care and lost productivity. Jerry L. Campbell, Evans, Ga.

Fools dare to tread
Zacarias Moussaoui, the one man who faces charges for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on America, asked a federal judge Monday to allow him to fire his court-appointed attorneys. He wants to represent himself and hire a Muslim attorney.

Driver license reforms
One of the better pieces of legislation Georgia's just-completed General Assembly sent to the governor's desk will allow people to renew their driver's licenses via the mail or on the Internet. Unfortunately, a GOP amendment to require that foreigners' licenses be green-striped was voted down, which will make it easier for non-citizens to register and vote.

Boyles fails in another promise
I found Augusta Commissioner Tommy Boyles' comments on our legislative delegation interesting. One of Mr. Boyles' campaign points in his election was that he had worked for state Sen. Don Cheeks, D-Augusta, in Atlanta and personally knew a lot of powerful people who could help him get things done for Augusta. Wayne Hawkins, Augusta

Europe's new fascism
France, indeed much of Europe, is in an uproar over the stunning second-place finish this week of xenophobic, immigrant-bashing Jean-Marie Le Pen in the first round of France's presidential elections. He got more votes than the Socialist candidate, thus qualifying for the May 5 one-on-one runoff with Gaullist incumbent President Jacques Chirac.

Excuse wears thin
Some Augusta public figures were red-faced after The Chronicle on Sunday reported them delinquent in their local taxes. Most, such as City Attorney Jim Wall and Circuit Court Judge Carl Brown Jr., said they didn't know about the outstanding taxes and paid up as soon as they were told.

City of brotherly love
It was sad, but not all that surprising, to read about Philadelphia Mayor John Street, openly revealing his blatant racism to 700 cheering NAACP members in a city whose motto fosters brotherly love. Andy Chandler, Augusta

NAACP should focus on things more important than flag
Doesn't the NAACP have more to concern itself with other than the Confederate flag in South Carolina? I would rather see a person who flies his flag publicly than one who flies it in hiding. The Confederate flag can serve as an indicator of the behavior one should expect when meeting its owner. However, there are exceptions. Carolyn B. Ellis, Augusta

Editorial attack on McKinney is unfair
The Chronicle used the most scurrilous type of character assassination to attack U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney's honest and timely request for an investigation into the Sept. 11th attacks. Jack Uhrich, Aiken, S.C.

Millender would make great mayor
My compliments to Professor Mallory K. Millender of Paine College for an excellent presentation of "the black point of view" in his guest column on April 16. "It will take truth and trust to build a new Augusta," he wrote. Rev. J.C. Phinizy, Augusta

Many Americans paid with their lives to end slavery
Recent editorials and letters to the editor have fanned the flames regarding what is essentially a non-issue - reparations for slavery. The U.S. government will never legally make any such payments. Jim Murrah, Martinez, Ga.

Fund raiser keeps kids' costs down
I am sure that I speak for other parents and children when I thank The First Tee for its love of kids and the game of golf. I feel that golf for my kids is indeed affordable and enjoyable at The First Tee. Michael R. Watts, Augusta

Utilities department comes through
The Augusta Utilities Department comes under fire many times a year. We wish to thank the staff for their response to our needs. Nancy and Stanley Chadwick, Augusta

Drivers need to be more responsible
There has been a lot of talk about the dangers of using the telephone while driving. If our legislators ever pass a law prohibiting their use, then they need to pass law against other types of distractions also. Dean Thomas, Augusta

Women again to get less at Wimbledon; prizes up 5 percent overall

Racing has lost its stock

Stallions receivers try to share the wealth

Spotlight on Robby Gordon

Road wins give Stallions strength

Overtime

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Lady 'Pack rise to top of region

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Prep notebook

NASCAR notebook

Lazier, Scheckter released from hospital

Martin reports improvement in Roush following hospital visit

Prep notebook

Prep notebook
Twenty-four teams from five states are entered in the seventh annual Joe Wyatt Memorial Golf Tournament, which begins Friday at Houndslake Country Club in Aiken.

Lazier, Scheckter released from hospital
NAZARETH, Pa. -- IRL drivers Jaques Lazier and Tomas Scheckter were released Tuesday from Lehigh Valley Hospital after treatment for injuries from their crash two days earlier at Nazareth Speedway.

Lady 'Pack rise to top of region
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Six years ago, the Greenbrier girls track team's ability to win anything seemed almost laughable.

Overtime
Memphis Grizzlies forward Pau Gasol won the NBA's Rookie of the Year Award on Wednesday as a near unanimous pick.

Spotlight on Robby Gordon
Here is a profile of NASCAR driver Robby Gordon.

Prep notebook
Twenty-four teams from five states are entered in the seventh annual Joe Wyatt Memorial Golf Tournament, which begins Friday at Houndslake Country Club in Aiken.

Overtime
Freshman Scott Brown of North Augusta sparked USC Aiken to its first Peach Belt Conference title since 1997 on Tuesday.

Racing facts
Here are facts about the NAPA Auto Parts 500 race.

Women again to get less at Wimbledon; prizes up 5 percent overall
WIMBLEDON, England -- Women still will earn less than the men at Wimbledon, even though total prize money at the Grand Slam tournament is going up.

Racing has lost its stock
FONTANA, Calif. - The Ford Motor Co. doesn't make a two-door Taurus. General Motors doesn't make a Monte Carlo with a front bumper that's less than 3 inches off the ground. And DaimlerChrysler doesn't make anything that resembles the Intrepid that will race this weekend at California Speedway.

Martin reports improvement in Roush following hospital visit
Unable to talk because of the tubes in his throat, NASCAR car owner Jack Roush grabbed a notepad and wrote "1-2-3-4." He showed the numbers to driver Mark Martin, indicating he wanted to know the finishing order in the last Winston Cup race.

NASCAR notebook
FONTANA, Calif. - Whether you believe television ratings, attendance figures or the exodus of drivers from the open-wheeled division to stock cars, one thing is clear: NASCAR's second tier, the Busch Series, has lapped its rivals from the Championship Auto Racing Teams and Indy Racing League circuits.

Overtime
Memphis Grizzlies forward Pau Gasol won the NBA's Rookie of the Year Award on Wednesday as a near unanimous pick.

Rebuilding Buffalo gives Bledsoe star treatment
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- For Drew Bledsoe, the first day with his new team was first class.

Atlanta signs Valdosta State QB Dusty Bonner
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Two-time Division II player of the year Dusty Bonner has signed with the Atlanta Falcons.

Let the talk of a real Grand Slam for Tiger begin

Stallions receivers try to share the wealth
The talk around Augusta Stallions camp before the season was about spreading the ball around to more receivers. That mission has been accomplished.

Road wins give Stallions strength
That's what Augusta Stallions players are calling two close wins on the road this season.

'Space chickens' hatch after trip aboard Chinese craft
BEIJING -- And you thought chickens couldn't fly.

Board to fund cancer upgrade
It's a simple fact for MCG Health Inc.: More cancer patients mean new and better machines.

Tour unveils technology to Tanzanian officials
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - If trade between the United States and Africa ever heats up, South Carolina already will have its foot in the door.

Improving the odds
They were hoping for 100 people to show up Tuesday to become potential bone marrow donors; they got 100 in the first hour.

Atlanta cops scoot off after criminals on Segway scooters
ATLANTA -- Purse-snatchers beware: Atlanta police are riding shiny new $9,000 scooters - and it will take at least a brisk jog to get away from them.

Lunar surface may hold evidence asteroids hit Earth
Clues to Earth's earliest days and first microbial inhabitants may survive in an unexpected place: the moon.

Toxic metal poses health threat to dental lab workers
WASHINGTON -- The federal government is warning dental laboratories that workers could be exposed to hazardous levels of beryllium if they inhale dust that contains the toxic metal when working on crowns or bridges.

States: custom version of Windows already exists
WASHINGTON -- Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said Wednesday the company has not tried to figure out how to remove elements of its Windows operating system, because the task would be impossible.

Botox parties and 'open houses' offer wrinkle injections
Susan Olson runs one of the biggest Botox practices in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. But even she was shocked to hear about the latest craze in New York and Los Angeles - Botox parties, where people gather at friends' homes for wine, cheese and anti-wrinkle injections.

Board to fund cancer upgrade
It's a simple fact for MCG Health Inc.: More cancer patients mean new and better machines.

Three NBA video games put you on the court
For NBA fans, this is the time of the year that really matters - the playoffs.

Russian rocket readied to carry space tourist
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan -- As a cold wind blew across Kazakhstan's brown steppes, the Soyuz TM booster rocket that is to launch the world's second space tourist into orbit was gently guided into place Tuesday.

Tour unveils technology to Tanzanian officials
BLACKVILLE, S.C. - If trade between the United States and Africa ever heats up, South Carolina already will have its foot in the door.

Diamond Dogs fall to Jackets, 6-1
ATHENS, Ga. -- Matthew Boggs had a two-run single and Chris Goodman pitched into the eighth inning Wednesday night as Georgia Tech beat Georgia 6-1, snapping the Bulldogs' six-game winning streak.

Georgia 18, Western Carolina 11
ATHENS, Ga. -- Chaz Lytle homered to open a nine-run eighth and added a two-RBI single later in the inning as Georgia rallied from a 9-2 deficit Tuesday to beat Western Carolina 18-11 for the Bulldogs' sixth straight victory.

Georgia 18, Western Carolina 11

Gamecocks 1, Tigers 4

Gamecocks 1, Tigers 4
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- In a rivalry that usually produces towering homers and countless hits, the final regular-season game between Clemson and South Carolina offered something a little different.

Gamecocks' two-deep roster full of upperclassmen

Gamecocks' two-deep roster full of upperclassmen
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina's two-deep roster released Tuesday shows a team full of upperclassmen and experience at the skilled positions.

N.M. town seeks to capitalize on legend of a madam

Odds and ends

Board to fund cancer upgrade

Tour unveils technology to Tanzanian officials

Atlanta cops scoot off after criminals on Segway scooters

States: custom version of Windows already exists

Lunar surface may hold evidence asteroids hit Earth

Board to fund cancer upgrade

Three NBA video games put you on the court

'Space chickens' hatch after trip aboard Chinese craft

Russian rocket readied to carry space tourist

Botox parties and 'open houses' offer wrinkle injections

Toxic metal poses health threat to dental lab workers

Tour unveils technology to Tanzanian officials