Loudermilk blanks Barnwell

Area baseball scores

Area baseball scores
Baseball scores from area teams

Colorado fires manager Bell
DENVER - Colorado Rockies manager Buddy Bell was fired Friday with the team off to the worst start in club history.

Game report

Legends overpower Jackets
After his first look at the Lexington Legends on Friday night, Augusta GreenJackets manager Arnie Beyeler figures it could be a long weekend.

Colorado fires manager Bell

Game report
Turning point: Lexington's Hector Giminez scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball by Jackets catcher Edgar Martinez in the fourth inning.

Loudermilk blanks Barnwell
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - After the Silver Bluff softball team's 10-0, 4 1/2 -inning triumph against Barnwell on Saturday, Lady Warhorses coach Carol Massengale and her starting pitcher Jessica Zorn met with Lady Bulldogs starter Bridget Loudermilk at midfield.

Baseball scores
SCACS Class A Semifinals New Covenant 3, Aiken Christian 1 at Emmanuel Baptist H.S. Hartsville, S.C.

Baseball scores

Deep sleep calls up profound questions in morning

Braves notebook

Helms taking advantage of opportunity

Braves fall to Astros
ATLANTA - A new slogan for the Atlanta Braves to contemplate between losses:

Maddux has night to remember
ATLANTA -- Greg Maddux rubbed his forehead, muttered a few expletives and gazed up at the Turner Field scoreboard, as if he couldn't believe what was happening.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - There were some anxious expressions and jangling nerves in the Braves clubhouse Saturday night.

Braves, Glavine return to form
ATLANTA - The philosophy remains unchanged. From Kid Nichols, who won 361 games a century ago for the franchise that eventually became the Braves, to the poker-faced left-hander, who Friday night finished the first month of the season with an earned run average (0.89) you have to squint to see.

Braves fall to Astros

Braves, Glavine return to form

Maddux has night to remember

Helms taking advantage of opportunity
ATLANTA - Credit Wes Helms with a sizable amount of patience.

Government contracts up for grabs
This is the ideal time to apply for a government contract.

Retirement raises income concerns
Reaching retirement age means you can finally leave behind the demands of the work world. But retirement can also present a new set of challenges. Since you'll no longer be receiving a regular paycheck, the most pressing challenge is having a source of steady income.

On the move
John Younginer III has been named vice president of industrial sales for Shealy Electrical Wholesalers Inc.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - New data suggesting the economy cruised out of recession in the first quarter had little effect on investors Friday, who instead sent stocks sharply lower on more discouraging earnings - this time from JDS Uniphase and VeriSign. Tech stocks had the biggest losses in volatile trading, but overall volume was light.

Dillard's makes changes after two years of dismal sales
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - For years, Dillard's Inc. managed to fight off the competition posed by Wal-Mart and other discounters by focusing on tradition - its history as a grand old department store.

Auto industry euphoria may not last
DETROIT -- Two of the Big Three U.S. automakers made money in the first quarter and all three beat expectations, but the euphoria derived from those results may not last through the year, according to a study.

BIDing on the future
COLUMBUS, Ga. - The manicured River Walk on the Georgia bank of the Chattahoochee is just a block or two from the heart of downtown. In the evenings, families, students from Columbus State University and perhaps a few GIs from nearby Fort Benning stroll in and out of the specialty shops and cafes. Several art galleries enjoy a steady clientele, and bars do spirited business.

Retirement raises income concerns

Bossing the competition
MIDWAY, Ga. - When Hugo Boss needed more room to store and distribute its high-fashion merchandise in the United States, the designer label turned to rural Liberty County.

On the move

Managers' profits tied to funds' performance
NEW YORK - After two difficult years on Wall Street, investors aren't the only ones feeling less prosperous - some mutual fund managers also are taking home less pay.

Business calendar

Companies looking for those who will sweat the small stuff
Whether you're submitting a bid to a Fortune 500 company or the county government, the same basic rules apply.

Adviser helps couple plan early retirement

Masters economic impact: a long way from a sure thing
The 2002 Masters Tournament is, by now, old news for most of Augusta.

Bossing the competition

Business calendar
Wednesday: Two free financial workshops on safe alternatives to CDs, held by Greg Dechau of Edward Jones Investments; 10-11 a.m. and 3-4 p.m.; limited seating, reservations required; 736-6252.

BIDing on the future

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: International Paper Co. Augusta lumber mill

Government contracts up for grabs

Auto industry euphoria may not last

Masters economic impact: a long way from a sure thing

Aging population challenges money managers
ATLANTA - Those 80 million baby boomers who have affected the economy during each stage in their lives could trigger the biggest, most-puzzling reaction of all when they retire.

Pocket change

Adviser helps couple plan early retirement
Ken Smith and Sue James hope to retire by age 55. As with many middle-age, middle-class couples vying for early retirement, the trick is to tweak their investments to cover any Social Security shortfall once benefits kick in.

Aging population challenges money managers

Gross domestic product bounces back
WASHINGTON -- Breaking out of the doldrums, the economy grew in the first quarter at a 5.8 percent annual rate, its strongest performance in more than two years and proof positive that last year's recession is history.

Dillard's makes changes after two years of dismal sales

Gross domestic product bounces back

Wake Forest tops Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Jeff Ruziecki hit two-run homer to lead Wake Forest to a 4-2 victory against Clemson Friday night.

Wake Forest tops Clemson

Is Powerball legal?

Airport 'taking off?'

NIMBY madness

Walker's creed: 'Me'

Arts calendar
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN: University Masterworks Chorale and Orchestra spring concert, 4 p.m. today, $10 adults, $5 students; performances are at University of South Carolina Aiken's Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; (803) 641-3305.

Wedding-gift request annoys recipient of event invitation
Dear Carson: Recently I received four wedding invitations, two of which had a small envelope enclosed that contained cards from stores where the couple had registered for gifts. I find this very inappropriate to include in a formal invitation as that is the intent of a shower.

A report from Ground Zero
NEW YORK - While the rest of the nation slouches toward normalcy, New York City is kept in Sept. 11 limbo by the constantly thrumming excavation of the World Trade Center. And every day, throngs of tourists are drawn to the site.

Dentist's assistant rates 10 with him
Nineteen years ago, Dr. Dewey Kitchens was a fresh graduate of the Medical College of Georgia Dental School, setting up his practice in Grovetown with no patients, no employees and no money.

Letter carriers' 10th annual food drive scheduled for May 11
WASHINGTON -- The annual charity food drive conducted by the nation's mail carriers will be held May 11.

Climbing the rock
ALCATRAZ ISLAND, Calif. - With its fat seagulls, blinding sunshine and spectacular views, it's hard to imagine that Alcatraz Island was once home to one of the world's most infamous prisons.

Spearing springtime flavors
Nothing says spring like a steaming plate of bright green asparagus spears, drizzled with a touch of butter and sprinkled with a squeeze of fresh lemon. I could make a meal out of it (and sometimes do).

Home front
Coromandel is a Chinese art form used to decorate furniture. The most common pieces that are decorated are screens, chests and occasional tables. The technique involves applying layers of wet clay to the wood, baking them in order to harden the clay, then applying several layers of lacquer. Once the lacquer dries, intricate patterns are carved on to the furniture, which is then painted with a protective finish.

Couple designs their own dream home
AIKEN - When Marty and Sylvia Cauley decided to build a home in Woodside Plantation, they didn't pick one from a book of house plans or copy the design of the home down the street.

Virginia beats Georgia Tech
ATLANTA -- Virginia's Jeff Kamrath pitched a complete-game three-hitter in a 5-1 victory over Georgia Tech Friday night, breaking the Yellow Jackets' 27-game home winning streak.

Virginia beats Georgia Tech

GreenJackets notebook
Antron Seiber was considered the best defensive outfielder in the South Atlantic League by managers and scouts last season. The consensus is that he also has the top glove and is the fastest baserunner in the Boston Red Sox organization.

Legends overpower Jackets
After his first look at the Lexington Legends on Friday night, Augusta GreenJackets manager Arnie Beyeler figures it could be a long weekend.

Around the horn
Jackets center fielder Antron Seiber has 15 hits in his past 38 at-bats (.395) to raise his season average to .299.

Game report
Turning point: Lexington's Hector Giminez scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball by Jackets catcher Edgar Martinez in the fourth inning.

Pitcher's comeback sparks win
There were two notable comebacks made by Augusta GreenJackets pitchers in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Lexington Legends. One was in body, the other in spirit.

Two straight 67s has Gamez in lead

Player saddened, Nicklaus mum on new Masters age limit
SUPERSTITION SPRINGS, Ariz. -- Gary Player is "sad and hurt" and Jack Nicklaus is reserving comment after Masters officials established new age limits for the major tournament.

Dutch Fork takes Wyatt lead
AIKEN - Dutch Fork High of Irmo, S.C., rode consistent play to the first-round lead in the Joe Wyatt Memorial high school golf tournament Friday at Houndslake Country Club.

Player saddened, Nicklaus mum on new Masters age limit

LPGA event plans to have 'kids pass'
Children 15 and under will have the chance to attend the upcoming Asahi Ryokuken International Championship for free, tournament officials announced Friday.

LPGA event plans to have 'kids pass'

Kisner wins individual title in sudden death
AIKEN - Saturday was a busy day for South Aiken High's Kevin Kisner.

Fields finds Monticello to his liking

Two straight 67s has Gamez in lead
GREENSBORO, N.C.-- Robert Gamez was sitting on his couch the last few weeks listening to Phil Mickelson talk about playing aggressively. The struggling golfer took it to heart.

Kisner wins individual title in sudden death

Garcia powers into lead in Spanish Open golf
LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands -- Sergio Garcia shot a 4-under-par 68 Friday to take a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the Spanish Open.

Fields finds Monticello to his liking
MCCORMICK, S.C. - It was a day of firsts in the first-round of the first Regions Cup golf tournament of the season.

Golf capsules
SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN, Ariz. -- John Jacobs combined a sizzling putter with his trademark long drives to shoot a 6-under-par 66 on Saturday for a one-shot lead in the Countrywide Tradition, the season's first major on the Senior PGA Tour.

Garcia powers into lead in Spanish Open golf

Around the horn

Legends overpower Jackets

Game report

GreenJackets notebook

Pitcher's comeback sparks win

Sharks skate past Coyotes
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- With a hot goalie and a sizzling center, the San Jose Sharks' best season in franchise history keeps getting better.

Sharks skate past Coyotes

Deep sleep calls up profound questions in morning
I used to think of myself as a light sleeper.

Nuclear industry wastes millions

DOE's bomb plan a government 'carrot' for plutonium shipments

Animal shelter plans overblown

Self-proclaimed magistrate candidate lists his qualifications

Botox is safe, has many benefits

Yucca site based on bad science

South Carolina voters should decide the video poker issue

Barnwell protection funds siphoned

Clean up mouth

Applauds Gov. Hodges for holding firm

Letter carriers' 10th annual food drive scheduled for May 11

A report from Ground Zero

Arts calendar

Home front

Wedding-gift request annoys recipient of event invitation

Dentist's assistant rates 10 with him

Climbing the rock

Spearing springtime flavors

Couple designs their own dream home

Schools avoid pupil transfers

Across Georgia
MACON -Lorraine Johnson, a seventh-grade English teacher at Arnall Middle School in Coweta County, is the 2003 Georgia Teacher of the Year.

Suspicious hair dryer causes airport evacuation
Augusta Regional Airport was evacuated Friday afternoon for two hours and the Richmond County Sheriff's bomb squad rushed in after a suspicious bag with an electrical device inside was left behind a ticket counter.

Travel back in time

Across the Southeast
TAZEWELL, Tenn. -Ku Klux Klan leaders vowed to "make the Confederate flag our state flag" as they tried to rally support Saturday by protesting the probation sentence of a woman who threw her newborn into a trash bin in 1996 and is implicated in a similar case this year.

Schools check substitutes' backgrounds

College students head to Tybee for party

Ex-tax official receives jail time

Across the area

Schools check substitutes' backgrounds
Richmond County school officials discovered last year that they had an impostor in their midst - and she was teaching.

Schools get pupils ready for testing
AIKEN - Lyanne Haislip and Georgia Williams will not get a lot of sleep tonight.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Mark Brown of Augusta.

'Left Eye' Lopes of TLC dies in car wreck

Senate approves budget

Owners unveil historic residences

New Ellenton celebrates 50 years
NEW ELLENTON - When atomic energy came knocking, Alberta Scrivins, now 96, and her family had no choice but to answer.

New Ellenton celebrates 50 years

Senate approves budget
COLUMBIA - The Senate has approved a $5.6 billion budget that cuts about 9 percent from state agencies and includes several fee increases to help offset the state's financial shortfall.

Service remembers local victims of violent crimes

Across the area
An argument between roommates in Wagener turned violent Friday morning.

Lifting the 'veil of secrecy'

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -The state has assigned more than 200 teacher specialists to low-performing schools as part of the 1998 Education Accountability Act.

Parade of roses
The Augusta Rose Society held its 40th annual spring rose show Saturday at Augusta Mall. In addition to the display of blooms, the society sold miniature roses to the public.

Norwood campaign coffers are full
ATLANTA - U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood has built up a campaign war chest of nearly $900,000 to ward off potential challengers in Georgia's newly redrawn 9th Congressional District.

Former Olympic gymnast faces uneasy relationship with fame
NORCROSS, Ga. - Thirty years ago this summer, fame was thrust on Olga Korbut, when the Soviet teen-ager won three gold medals at the Munich Olympics and almost single-handedly turned women's gymnastics into a marquee event.

Across the Southeast
ATHENS, Ala. -Gas with low levels of radioactive contamination escaped from a reactor at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, exposing 54 workers.

Service remembers local victims of violent crimes
Clarence Davis said he easily recognizes the changes in America's violent behavior - then vs. now.

College students head to Tybee for party
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. - Thousands of young people are headed to Tybee Island this weekend for Orange Crush, an unorganized spring event that brings people to the tiny beach town for a frenzied weekend of partying.

Schools avoid pupil transfers
Pupils at 14 low-performing Richmond County schools will not have the option of moving to a better school, officials said Friday.

Wagener driver shot at in chase
A Wagener, S.C., man told police he narrowly avoided being shot early Friday after he was chased and fired on by someone he doesn't know.

News you can use

In the know
The Augusta Chronicle Medical Job Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7 at the Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.

Across South Carolina

News you can use
BACK IN TIME APRIL 27, 1933 Seven former Confederate soldiers took part in a procession that passed through downtown Augusta as the city honored Confederate Memorial Day.

Across the Southeast

Work closes lanes of Washington Road
Washington Road between Baston and Pleasant Home roads will be narrowed to one lane in each direction today and Sunday to allow utility work associated with the widening of Washington and Baston roads.

Police look for missing felons
An address check of Augusta's registered sex offenders led police to issue arrest warrants Friday for seven men, a Richmond County Sheriff's Office major said.

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

Featured obituary: Sara Cook
It was no surprise to people that Sara Cook had been a nurse. Those who knew her say she fit the profile perfectly.

Parade of roses

Retreat keys on volunteers

News you can use

Hopefuls contend for post

Official marks one year on job

Across South Carolina
CLEMSON -Tuition will be going up again at Clemson University if President Jim Barker gets his way.

Pupils raise money for classmate's family

Official marks one year on job
Having grown up the child of a fundamentalist Christian preacher, Augusta City Administrator George Kolb vowed he would never pursue the ministry.

Across the Southeast

Shipment blockade bill ready, GOP says
COLUMBIA - U.S. Rep Lindsey Graham says all he needs is Gov. Jim Hodges' approva for him to get a deal through Congress nearly guaranteeing that plutonium shipped from Colorado won't stay in the state indefinitely.

Shipment blockade bill ready, GOP says

Travel back in time
Those who enjoy history had two reasons to be outside Saturday.

Schools get pupils ready for testing

Service honors dead
To honor the day the Civil War ended for Georgia, state offices were closed Friday, and Confederate heritage groups tended to the graves of slain soldiers.

News you can use
Back in time April 28, 1963 Augusta's Bayvale Elementary School was almost destroyed by fire early Saturday while thousands of spectators added to the confusion of traffic and firefighting along Milledgeville Road.

Lifting the 'veil of secrecy'
ATLANTA - Like many black children born in Georgia during the 1950s, Tarriel Covington was taught by his family not to protest lynchings.

'Left Eye' Lopes of TLC dies in car wreck
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, of the Grammy-winning trio TLC, had spent the past month in Honduras working on a multitude of projects - a clothing line, a new solo project and a book about her colorful, sometimes troubled life.

Police look for missing felons

Across South Carolina

Lawyer gets on ethics board
Pam James thought she had a chance to be accepted but wanted to wait until she got the call to celebrate.

Subscriber of the day

Across the area
Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker urged fellow lawyers Saturday to be leaders as the nation continues its fight against terrorism.

City-county feud could forfeit funds

Subscriber of the day

City-county feud could forfeit funds
Officially, they have less than two weeks.

Norwood campaign coffers are full

Around the town

Wagener driver shot at in chase

Hopefuls contend for post
AIKEN - The race to become the Republican candidate for secretary of state pits a well-known face from one of the state's conservative think tanks against two county officials with statewide hopes.

In the know

Threat charge added to case
ATHENS, Ga. - A Clarke Central High School student faces charges that he tried to intimidate a coach who had caught him with a knife on campus, according to court records.

Former Olympic gymnast faces uneasy relationship with fame

Ex-tax official receives jail time
DARIEN, Ga. - Former Tax Commissioner Shelia Atkinson has been sentenced to up to 12 months in jail and ordered to repay $4,472 taken from her office more than 10 years ago.

Future farmers adapt to needs

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Retreat keys on volunteers
Volunteers are needed in Richmond County schools.

Pupils raise money for classmate's family
Esperanza and Guillermo De Leon will never forget June 17, 1988. That was the day their daughter, Catrece, entered the world.

South Carolina town cancels music festivals

Owners unveil historic residences
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - A home known as Middle House would not stand today if its builder, E.J. Mims, had not feared fire.

Across Georgia

Investigator warns of handyman con
Augusta residents should be wary of handymen who want to help themselves to Augustans' checkbooks.

Future farmers adapt to needs
ATHENS, Ga. - Sure, Ashley Whaiddon revels in chasing a hog, or even hairdressing a cow, but as a member of the FFA, she is versed in business, science and leadership - and wants people to know it.

Across Georgia
CARTERSVILLE -A Bartow County grand jury has returned a 22-count indictment against a former middle school teacher accused in a child-molestation case involving five boys.

South Carolina town cancels music festivals
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Two Andrews, S.C., festivals that supplied residents with an annual dose of Chubby Checker and a variety of the Lowcountry's best gospel groups have been canceled.

College installs 7th chief
Cherry Rahn thought her two boys might one day work together as lawyers, with studious Dan handling the research.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Ralph Herndon of Augusta.

College installs 7th chief

Olympic dreams fuel amateur's fire
In a certain context, 5-foot-8 and 106 pounds would be considered the ideal standard for a swimsuit supermodel.

One man's stubbornness compromises Masters tradition
Just as Augusta National Golf Club and Masters Tournament chairman Hootie Johnson promised, there is no more ambiguity. Doug Ford wins. Tradition loses. The Masters aura is just a little bit diminished.

Riggs passes entire Busch field in win
FONTANA, Calif. - Rookie Scott Riggs started last and finished first Saturday in the Auto Club 300 Busch Series race at California Speedway.

NASCAR notebook
FONTANA, Calif. - Jack Roushwas 2,200 miles away Saturday morning, but his mind clearly was on today's NAPA Auto Parts 500 at the California Speedway.

Newman sets record in taking pole

California track could be Gordon's cure
FONTANA, Calif. -- A trip to California Speedway might be just what Jeff Gordon needs to end his 17-race losing streak dating to September.

Youngsters grabbing NASCAR spotlight
FONTANA, Calif. - Dale Jarrett had already won his first Limited Sportsman division race at the Hickory (N.C.) Speedway by the time Ryan Newman was born.

Youngsters grabbing NASCAR spotlight

California track could be Gordon's cure

Newman sets record in taking pole
FONTANA, Calif. - It's official: Ryan Newman knows how to go fast for one lap.

Spurs rout SuperSonics
SEATTLE -- With David Robinson in San Antonio resting his injured back, Tim Duncan got all the help he needed from rookie Tony Parker.

Hornets top Magic in overtime

Nets squeek past Pacers
INDIANAPOLIS -- New Jersey's Kerry Kittles wanted one more chance to make up for all of his missed shots.

Kings edge Jazz
SALT LAKE CITY -- For the second time, a Utah mistake in the closing seconds cost the Jazz a chance at a playoff victory over Sacramento.

Nets squeek past Pacers

Iverson, Brown united in goal to win

Olajuwon playing minor role for Raptors in playoffs

Spurs rout SuperSonics

Olajuwon playing minor role for Raptors in playoffs
TORONTO -- Hakeem Olajuwon came to the Raptors to help the team in the playoffs. With the postseason here and Toronto facing elimination Saturday night, it's fair to say the deal has not paid the expected dividends.

Iverson, Brown united in goal to win
PHILADELPHIA -- One day after Allen Iverson deflected blame for Philadelphia trailing the Boston Celtics in their first-round playoff series, 76ers coach Larry Brown said his star player should accept the responsibility.

Hornets top Magic in overtime
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Baron Davis was deprived of winning the game in regulation - so he did the job in overtime instead.

Falcons sign 12-year receiver

Kittner, Bibla ready to show they belong

Restructured contract keeps Testaverde with Jets

Mr. Lester Burckhalter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest at the Doctors Hospital on Thursday, April 25, 2002, Mr. Lester Burckhalter, 74, Evans, husband of the la

Mr. Norman Parrish Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, April 26, 2002, Mr. Norman Armstrong Parrish Sr., the husb

Mrs. Maggie Barrs    (SALUDA, S.C.)
SALUDA, S.C. - The funeral service for Mrs. Maggie Clark Barrs will be conducted today, Sunday, at 5 p.m., from the graveside in the Warrenville Cemetery. Family and friends are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 4:45 p.m.

Mrs. Maggie Barrs    (SALUDA, S.C.)
SALUDA, S.C. - Entered into rest Friday, April 26, 2002, Mrs. Maggie Clark Barrs, age 75, of Saluda, wife of the late William Ira Barrs and daughter of the late Paul E. Clark and the late Dora William Clark. She is survived by a daughter, Martha B

Miss Mattie Butts    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Funeral service for Miss Mattie Butts will be held Monday, April 29, 2002, at Sand Valley A. M. E. Church in Louisville with Rev. Leroy Britt officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Garrer Funeral Home is in charge.

Mrs. Rosa Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Rosa Lee Williams, age 68, entered into rest on Saturday, April 20, 2002, in the University Hospital. The funeral services will be conducted on Sa

Mrs. Lucy Berry    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Berry, who

Mrs. Myrtle Smith    (BARTOW, Ga.)
BARTOW, Ga. - Mrs. Myrtle Palmer Smith, 90, of Bartow died Friday, April 26, 2002, in Jefferson Hospital. Mrs. Smith was born on Sept. 4,

Mr. Edward Schoultz    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ms. Faye Smith    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Ms. Faye Smith, 47, of Thomson died Sunday, April 21, 2002 at Doctors Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, April 27, 2002, at St.

Mr. James Benson    (EDGEFIELD COUNTY, S.C.)
EDGEFIELD COUNTY, S.C. - Mr. James Edwards "Rick" Benson, 45, was born June 18, 1956 in Edgefield County, S.C. "Rick" as he was lovingly called, dep

Col. Edward Schoultz    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entere

Mrs. Sara Cook    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, April 25, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mr. James Robinson of Third

Mr. Michael Bodie    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Michael Ryan Bodie, 52, son of Jo

Mrs. Dorothy Renyolds    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on F

Mr. Keith Waites    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Entered into rest on Saturday, Mr. Keith Lavon Waites, son of Will Waites and Doris Lee Cochran Waites of Storm Branch Road and Charlie Nelson and Katie Hughes Nelson, Rock Hill. He was the father of Kenneth, Ru

Mr. Norman Parrish    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Norman Armstrong Parrish, entered into rest, Friday, April 26, 2002, at the V.A. Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. Poteet Funeral Home, 3686 Wheeler Road.

Featured obituary: Sara Cook
It was no surprise to people that Sara Cook had been a nurse. Those who knew her say she fit the profile perfectly.

Peggy Godbee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Reynolds    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Friday April 26, 2002, Mrs. Dorothy L. Reynolds, 70, of King Street, wife of Mr. Edward "Flapper" Reynolds. Graveside services will be held today at Bellevue Memorial Gardens at 3 p.m., with

Mrs. Lula Mobley    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Lula Mobley, 91,

Mr. Charles Owens Sr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Charles Owens Sr., 57, died Friday in the Providence Hospital in Columbia. Funeral services will be held at 11a

Mr. James Mayfield    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
ATLANTA, Ga. - Mr. James Harold Mayfield, 90, of Greenglade Road, N.E., entered into rest Thursday, April 25, 2002, at Decatur Hospital. Mr. Mayfield was reti

Mrs. Merle Danforth    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mer

Mr. Barrie Lightfoot    (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. - Memorial services for Mr. Barrie Engle Lightfoot will be private. Mr. Lightfoot, 66, of West Columbia, died Wednesday, Ap

Mr. Ronald Curry    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral service for Mr. Ronald L.

Mrs. Anamae Kirkley    (ALBANY, Ga.)
ALBAN

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

Mrs. Helen Brooks    (DEARING, Ga.)
DEARING, Ga. - Mrs. Helen Gay Brooks, 80, daughter of th

Mrs. Mary Brooks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered in

Mrs. Mary Brooks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga.- Entered into rest Thursday, April 25, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mrs. Mary Frances Brooks of Central A

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

SFC Robert Holiday    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Saturday, April 20, 2002, in

Mr. Bruce Blackburn    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Mr. Bruce E.

Mrs. Barbara Elliott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Thursday, April 25, 2002, at her residence, Mrs. Barbara Elliott of Glenn Hills Circle. Mrs. Elliott was a native of A

Mrs. Althea Benjamin    (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Entered into rest on April 24, 20

Mrs. Katherine Meadows    ( BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Katherine Meadows of Laurie Drive, Beech Island, who died April 27, 2002, will be announced. Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home of North Augusta is in charge of arrangements, (803)278-1181.

Ms. Nonie White    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Ms. Nonie Bell White, of San

Mr. Bobby Brown    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Bobby Lee Brown,

Mr. Lester Burckhalter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest at the Doctors Hospital on Thursday, April 25, 2002, Mr. Lester Burckhalter, 74, of Bass Drive, Evans, husband of the late Mary B. Dot Burckhalter. Funeral services will be held in

Mrs. Georgia Ferguson    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs.

Mr. James Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Evans    (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Wayne Evans, 46, of Milledgevill

Mrs. Lizzie Peacock    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C.- Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie Mae Morris Peacock, 77, wife of the late Robert Peacock, who died April 26, 2002, will be 3 p.m., Monday at Shil

Mr. Jack Durden Sr.    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
WARRENVILLE, S.C. - The

Mr. Plump Owens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Elliott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Thursday, April 25, 2002, at her residence, Mrs. Barbara Elliott of Glenn Hills Circle. Mrs. Elliott was a native of A

Mrs. Irene Nimmons    (BAMBERG, S.C.)
BAMBERG, S.C. - Mrs. Irene F. Gunnells Nimmons of Main Hwy "Carriage Manner," Bamberg, wife of the late Rodney Nimmons died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at the Bamberg Nursing Center. She was preceded in death by her par

Mr. Jack Durden Sr.    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
WARRENVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest Wednesday, April 24, 2002, Mr. Jack Randolph Durden Sr., age 65, husband of Mrs. Jackie Cleckley Durden of Warrenville, and son of the late Clone and Marie Sizemore

Mrs. Lillie Hardy    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest on Friday, April 26, 2002, Mrs. Lillie Hortense Hardy, wife of the late Willie A. Hardy Sr., of Stardust Drive. Mrs. Hardy was born in Augusta, to the late Harvey J. and Addie Lee

Mrs. Willie Haynes    ( ALLENDALE, S.C.)
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mrs. Willie Haynes, Allendale, 51, died April 23, 2002. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m., Sunday, United Love Chr

Mrs. Shirley Frank    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, April 22, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mrs. Shirley Frank of Kratha Drive. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 27, 2002, at 2 p.

Mrs. Martha Johnson    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)
RIDGE SPRING, S.C. - Evangelist Martha A. Johnson, 56, died April 22, 2002. Services will be 3 p.m., Sunday, at Coleman Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors

Mr. James Hogan Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered

Mrs. Evie Hudson    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Evie Burton

Mr. Alpheus Lain    (AIKEN, S.C.)
SRS AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Alpheus Kenneth "A. K." Lain will be held Monday, April 29, 2002, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Rivers Funeral Home with Revs. Sheila D. Rogers, Kenneth L. Nelson and M. Eugene Mullikin officiating. Interm

SFC. Robert Holiday    (WASHINGTON, D.C.)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Entered into rest on Saturday, April 20, 2002, in Washin

Mr. James Hogan Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, April 26, 2002, at t

Mrs. Pauline Barrow    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
BELVEDERE, S.C. - The Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Pauline Graham Barrow, 78, Clearwater Road, Belvedere, who died April 25, 2002, will be conducted this Saturday morning

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

Mr. James Hogan Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Mobley (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Reynolds (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Col. Edward Schoultz (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Althea Benjamin (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Elliott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Brooks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Pauline Barrow (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Irene Nimmons (BAMBERG, S.C.)

Mrs. Lucy Berry (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Alpheus Lain (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lizzie Peacock (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Norman Parrish (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Merle Danforth (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Evans (MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.)

Ms. Nonie White (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Johnson (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

SFC Robert Holiday (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtle Smith (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Barrs (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mrs. Anamae Kirkley (ALBANY, Ga.)

Mrs. Katherine Meadows ( BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Georgia Ferguson (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Plump Owens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Barrie Lightfoot (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mr. Edward Schoultz (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

SFC. Robert Holiday (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Mr. Bobby Brown (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Bruce Blackburn (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Elliott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Barrs (SALUDA, S.C.)

Mr. Jack Durden Sr. (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Charles Owens Sr. (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Michael Bodie (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Mattie Butts (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Evie Hudson (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Lester Burckhalter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Cook (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Brooks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Benson (EDGEFIELD COUNTY, S.C.)

Mrs. Rosa Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Renyolds (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Shirley Frank (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Hogan Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Keith Waites (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. James Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Haynes ( ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Yucca site based on bad science
Regarding recent letters by Rob Whitfield (April 23) and James Allen (April 18): If these men dealt with issues instead of resorting to arrogant and petty personal attacks on Susan Bloomfield (letter, April 15), they would have to face the fact that the nuclear industry, of which they're a part, is desperate to perpetuate itself, even at the expense of misspending billions of tax dollars and endangering our environment. Pam Harris, Harlem, Ga.

South Carolina voters should decide the video poker issue
Regarding The Chronicle's April 23 editorial, "Uphold video poker ban." Whether the Georgia Supreme Court upholds or turns down the ban on video poker machines isn't what troubles me. Bill Adams, North Augusta, S.C.

Barnwell protection funds siphoned
I am happy I live in Barnwell County and don't wish to ever live anywhere else. Lura M. Richardson, Barnwell, S.C.

Airport 'taking off?'
Augusta Regional Airport officials have no idea how they're going to pay for the $2.4 million annual cost they say is required to replace National Guard officers, who will be leaving May 10.

Animal shelter plans overblown
I see in "Rants and Raves" that someone says he will boycott everything in Richmond County if we don't get a new animal shelter. I, for one, will boycott such stupid ideas. The same people who say things like this are the ones who support liberals who are for abortion and go to Washington to demonstrate. Harry Oliphant, Augusta

NIMBY madness
What is it with Aiken residents? They seem obsessed with controlling other people's property - even to the extent of hampering business people from making a better living.

DOE's bomb plan a government 'carrot' for plutonium shipments
I hope my paranoia or cynicism is not showing, but is the U.S. Department of Energy dangling a coercive carrot in front of South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges and his constituents, by promising sufficient monies to produce more plutonium pits for the construction of new atomic bombs? Harry Myers, Augusta

Self-proclaimed magistrate candidate lists his qualifications
I'm Jim Vause, an applicant for the magistrate's position in Aiken County. My resume contains the following qualifications: Jim Vause, Warrenville, S.C.

Is Powerball legal?
Charlie Condon, in making his bid to be the GOP nominee to run against Gov. Jim Hodges in the fall, often acts like a headline-grabbing partisan, but he is still South Carolina's attorney general.

Nuclear industry wastes millions
Regarding James Allen's letter where he sets himself up as the authority on nuclear waste: God protect us from these nuclear zealots, scientists who have been in charge of squandering hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars on failed methods and experiments to dispose of the 70,000 tons of waste that the nuclear industry has produced. William D. Hooker Sr., Grovetown

Clean up mouth
Tiger Woods has a God-given talent for playing golf, but I find his bad mouth offensive. He is nothing without his creator. Blaspheming God on national television was a bad step in the wrong direction. D. Denlio, North Augusta, S.C.

Applauds Gov. Hodges for holding firm
I applaud South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges for exhibiting a form of political strength I have seldom witnessed. Harry F. Myers, Augusta

Botox is safe, has many benefits
Whatever possessed The Chronicle to take up the issue of Botox facial injections in a time of war, economic uncertainty and local government in disarray? William J. Welsh, M.D., Augusta

Walker's creed: 'Me'
If you're looking for an example of a politician flouting government ethics laws, look no further than Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker's speech to small business owners last week.

Tennis roundup

Hooper's score secures Atlanta win

Stallions look for third win at home opener

Stallions win in home debut

Americans return to Fed Cup play eager to get title back

Area sports announcements

Westside defends crown

Westside defends crown
As Westside's sweeper, junior Katie Beth Hunter is invaluable to the Lady Patriots' defense.

Americans return to Fed Cup play eager to get title back
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- After withdrawing from Fed Cup competition last year following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Americans return to play this weekend eager to earn their 18th title.

French judge is angry at being attacked
NEW YORK -- Marie-Reine Le Gougne, the French judge whose vote triggered the figure skating controversy at the Winter Olympics, says it's unfair that she is labeled the "bin Laden of figure skating."

Kournikova makes news off court
NEW YORK -- For a player on a five-match losing streak and still looking for her first tournament championship, Anna Kournikova manages to makes plenty of news on the tennis circuit.

Hooper's score secures Atlanta win
ATLANTA (AP)- Charmaine Hooper scored during injury time, giving the Atlanta Beat a 1-0 WUSA win over the Washington Freedom on Saturday.

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

Tennis roundup
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A rift between Jennifer Capriati and captain Billie Jean King, coupled with Monica Seles' upset loss to Austria's Barbara Schwartz, has the United States on the verge of elimination in the Fed Cup.

Fish story
Dudley Baird Jr., of Augusta, fished almost three hours with little success during a visit to a friend's pond in Burke County last week. But shortly after 11

Cooking wild
Got your chopsticks ready? From the gourmet recipe collection of the Mississippi-based Catfish Institute, this spicy concoction, served with rice, is guaranteed to rival any catfish cuisine in the hemisphere:

Fish story

Finding his calling
Neil Cost once described the process of building a turkey call as "removing everything from a piece of wood that didn't sound like a turkey."

Outdoors calendar
TODAY: The Augusta Canal Cruise & Cookout begins at 1 p.m. at Enterprise Mill. Tickets are $40 and include bus ride to headgates, canoe and equipment and barbecue dinner. Call 823-0440.

Finding his calling

Georgia grants project funds wildlife planting

Outdoors calendar

Cooking wild

Georgia grants project funds wildlife planting
William Harper's hunting lease encompasses 1,000 wooded acres, but the broad power line that bisects the property is where most of the wildlife is seen.

Kittner, Bibla ready to show they belong
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Kurt Kittner and Martin Bibla say they are ready for the NFL, even if several teams doubted their ability.

Restructured contract keeps Testaverde with Jets
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Vinny Testaverde will spend the rest of his NFL career with the New York Jets after restructuring a contract that had been salary-cap prohibitive.

Falcons sign 12-year receiver
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons signed receiver Jeff Graham on Friday and waived receiver Corey Brown.

Healing the spirit
After 25 years dispensing pills, checking blood pressure and setting up IV's, Karen Hill uncovered another sort of remedy that comes nearer her dream of caring for others.

Faith digest
French Market Grille West will cater a Stage III dinner-theater production of Faith Country at the Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way in Evans, at 7 tonight.

Minister honored for service, preaching
The Rev. Otis Moss III of Tabernacle Baptist Church was awarded the inaugural Harrington Prize Monday for exemplary community service, evangelism and preaching.

Faith and fellowship calendar
Submit items for the Faith and Fellowship calendar in writing by noon Monday.

Believers seek help through prayer
We live in a society where we are surrounded by troubles and hardships. Often, those who encounter these problems have become hopeless, weak, angry and even suicidal. These reactions often serve as an escape from a tough life.

National day of prayer
Even with flags everywhere he looks, Roger Rollins has a wait-and-see attitude about turnout Thursday for the National Day of Prayer.

Olympic dreams fuel amateur's fire

One man's stubbornness compromises Masters tradition

Stallions look for third win at home opener
The way the team talks, it almost sounds like the Augusta Stallions are 0-2.

Stallions win in home debut
The Augusta Stallions' defense might rank in the lower half of most categories in the 38-team arenafootballf2, but their offense more than makes up for it.

Obese Americans embrace surgery option
NEW YORK - A lifetime of attempted diets didn't stop Andy Schlesinger from ballooning to 705 pounds.

WHO calls meeting on new food cancer scare
GENEVA -- The World Health Organization said Friday it plans to hold an urgent meeting to look into the health risks of a probable cancer-causing substance Swedish scientists discovered in potato products and other high carbohydrate foods.

One tech columnist's pet peeves
Have you bought a new audio CD lately? Not that I'm prone to complain, but the music industry has definitely lost any ally with its latest trip down paranoia lane.

Cow clone gives beef new face
ATHENS, Ga. - Scientists at the University of Georgia say they hope this week's cloning of a calf will reduce guesswork in cattle breeding and allow ranchers to improve their stock.

Internet businesses object to bill
WASHINGTON -- A Senate effort to limit what businesses can do with information they collect online from their customers is under attack from Internet companies and getting tepid support from consumer advocates.

Technologists are analytical lot
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - When LaVonne Catron began working as a medical technologist 30 years ago, things were very different.

Helpful support on the high-tech endangered list
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Tony Biria was thrilled to receive a Palm m505 computer as a gift last year.

Research suggests some headaches linked to common germ
MILAN, Italy -- Some headaches may be linked to infection with a common bug and daily doses of friendly bacteria could ward them off, preliminary research suggests.

Consumers flock to online billing
NEW YORK - It took Dan Fitzgerald and his wife almost two weeks to drive from Connecticut to Oregon. On the way, the couple stopped at Yellowstone National Park, the Wounded Knee National Memorial and a sleek Internet cafe in southern Wisconsin.

Florida tops Georgia

South Carolina baseball coach accepts five-year contract

South Carolina baseball coach accepts five-year contract
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina baseball coach Ray Tanner has received a new five-year contract from the school's board of trustees.

Florida tops Georgia
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Pat Osborn hit a two-run home run and scored three runs to lead Florida to a 12-6 victory Friday over Georgia.

Wanted: Starting wide receiver Apply: South Carolina football

Wanted: Starting wide receiver Apply: South Carolina football
No receiver established himself for South Carolina during spring drills, and that's not a good thing for the Gamecocks.

Gamecocks help repair a woman's home

South Carolina coach accepts contract

Gamecocks help repair a woman's home
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- About 20 members of South Carolina's football team spent Saturday repairing the home of Katherine Drayton as part of a community service project sponsored by Home Works of Columbia.

South Carolina coach accepts contract
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina baseball coach Ray Tanner has received a new five-year contract from the school's board of trustees.

Consumers flock to online billing

Technologists are analytical lot

Research suggests some headaches linked to common germ

Helpful support on the high-tech endangered list

Cow clone gives beef new face

One tech columnist's pet peeves

Obese Americans embrace surgery option

Internet businesses object to bill

Healing the spirit

Faith digest

Minister honored for service, preaching

National day of prayer

Faith and fellowship calendar