No-hitter, four near misses in a wonderful weekend for pitchers
From Fenway Park to Wrigley Field, at Shea Stadium and in Seattle, fans all around the majors were captivated this weekend by the high drama of low-hit pitching.

Area baseball scores

No-hitter, four near misses in a wonderful weekend for pitchers

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.

Loudermilk blanks Barnwell

Area baseball scores
Baseball scores from area teams

Deep sleep calls up profound questions in morning

Busts put Elvis on the street
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - He isn't shakin', rattlin' or rollin'.

Floating restrooms ahoy
LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. - Ah, Relief!

Braves notebook

Braves fall to Astros

Astros roll over Braves

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - As feared, the injury to B.J. Surhoff's right knee was severe enough to warrant the Atlanta Braves placing the outfielder on the 15-day disabled list, although a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) conducted Sunday proved inconclusive as to the exact damage.

Astros roll over Braves
ATLANTA - It's only April. At least that's what Bobby Cox keeps telling himself.

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

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

Braves notebook

Bosses should tell people they didn't get a job
Many job seekers have had this experience: You send in a resume, maybe even get an interview, and then never hear from the company again.

Masters economic impact: a long way from a sure thing

Government contracts up for grabs

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.

City dwellers turn to car sharing to take trips

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

Many investors expect nothing of 2002, call it quits
NEW YORK -- The year isn't even half over, but many stock investors have the uneasy feeling that 2002 is destined to be another loser. Prospects of a third straight year of losses has left shareholders apathetic, prompting them to sell or stay out of the market altogether.

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.

Aging population challenges money managers

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

Dillard's makes changes after two years of dismal sales

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

Stick to first person when preparing a resume
"A psychological profile depicts this 38-year-old with a combined high self-sustained energy and motivational level, marked by a pronounced corporate intuitiveness and incite."

Pocket change

City dwellers turn to car sharing to take trips
SAN FRANCISCO -- Kyle Minor doesn't usually need a car in his bustling neighborhood, where it's a cinch to find a bus, cab or train. But mass transit doesn't always cut it for those grocery runs and weekend road trips to Napa Valley.

Bossing the competition

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.

BIDing on the future

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.

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.

Many investors expect nothing of 2002, call it quits

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

Stick to first person when preparing a resume

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.

New book makes Internet job hunting more effective

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

Business calendar

New book makes Internet job hunting more effective
The rush to use the Internet for everything short of trimming your toenails certainly includes job hunting, but before you confine your career hunt to the online world, there's a book you ought to read.

Clemson 4, Wake Forest 0
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Khalil Greene notched three hits to lead Clemson to a 4-0 win against Wake Forest in Atlantic Coast Conference action Sunday.

Bombs away again?

Walker's creed: 'Me'

Is Powerball legal?

S.C. budget crisis

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.

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.

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.

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.

'West Wing' walks fine line of fiction, political reality
LOS ANGELES -- How real is "The West Wing"? And how much closer to real-world politics will it dare to venture?

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).

TV shows: The good, the bad, and the cancelled
"Ally McBeal" will stop whining for good on May 20. With any luck, ABC will cancel "Dharma and Greg." CBS pulled the plug on "Family Law," Fox is closing the "The X-Files" May 19 - trust us on that - and ABC already said goodbye to "Once and Again."

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.

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.

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.

Cable network for women gets minuscule ratings
NEW YORK -- Oxygen, the cable television network for women that began with great fanfare two years ago, is barely being seen.

Home on the (1883) range
After the success of "The 1900 House," a short-run series that saw a family of modern Britons live as people did at the turn of the century, PBS seeks to replicate its success by sending three families to live on the 1883 Montana prairie in "Frontier House" (9 p.m. Monday).

Ted Danson's night of the living dead
Judging by the commercials for CBS's four-hour miniseries "Living with the Dead" (9 p.m. EDT Sunday and Tuesday), it's easy to assume star Ted Danson is not among the living. He looks positively cadaverous.

Fall TV shows you may never see
This is the season of hope for TV. Nearly everyone in Hollywood seems to be shooting a pilot - or tryout show - in the hope of making a network lineup next fall and, eventually, becoming filthy rich.

Georgia Tech 9, Virginia 3
ATLANTA --Matt Murton homered twice and drove in four runs to lead Georgia Tech to a 9-3 victory over Virginia on Sunday.

Georgia Tech 9, Virginia 3

Augusta batters falter in blowout
The GreenJackets scored a whopping seven runs in Phil Dumatrait's first four starts this season. Start No. 5 was pretty much the same old story.

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.

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.

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.

Kisner wins individual title in sudden death

Warren wins BMW Charity Pro-Am
TRAVELERS REST, S.C. -- Former Clemson star Charles Warren won his first Buy.com Tour title Sunday, shooting a 4-under 68 for a four-stroke victory in the BMW Charity Pro-Am at the Cliffs.

Fields finds Monticello to his liking

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.

Garcia sprints, stumbles, recovers for Spanish Open win
LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands -- Sergio Garcia shot a 1-over-par 73 Sunday for a four-stroke victory in the Spanish Open, his second victory of the year and first in Spain as a professional.

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.

Kuhlke wins Regions opener

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

Mediate wins fifth PGA Tour title
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Rocco Mediate, holding his nerves together while battling 30 mph wind gusts, shot a 1-under 71 on Sunday for a three-stroke victory over Mark Calcavecchia in the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic.

Kuhlke wins Regions opener
MCCORMICK, S.C. - The playoff took one hole longer than Chris Kuhlke anticipated, but the Augustan got what he wanted in the end.

Augusta batters falter in blowout

GreenJackets notebook

Pitcher's comeback sparks win

Around the horn

First-round elimination might signal end to Devils' dynasty

First-round elimination might signal end to Devils' dynasty
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When New Jersey fell a game shy of repeating as Stanley Cup champions a year ago, Scott Stevens guaranteed that the Devils would be back.

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

Yucca site based on bad science

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

Clean up mouth

South Carolina voters should decide the video poker issue

Botox is safe, has many benefits

'No swimming' signs are misguided

No swimming in river? Who says so?

Barnwell protection funds siphoned

Animal shelter plans overblown

Atlanta not among 'heroic cities'

Boyles made the tough decision

TV shows: The good, the bad, and the cancelled

Home front

Ted Danson's night of the living dead

Dentist's assistant rates 10 with him

Home on the (1883) range

Spearing springtime flavors

Fall TV shows you may never see

Climbing the rock

'West Wing' walks fine line of fiction, political reality

A report from Ground Zero

Couple designs their own dream home

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

Wedding-gift request annoys recipient of event invitation

Arts calendar

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

Hopefuls contend for post

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.

News you can use
April 29, 1977 The Augusta College community on Thursday formally dedicated the $2.5 million Reese Memorial Library, named after the late Dr. and Mrs. John T. Reese of Edgefield, S.C.

Ex-tax official receives jail time

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Wayne Jackson of Augusta.

Across the southeast
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - At the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, fourth-year medical students are learning how to ask their patients where it hurts - in Spanish.

Legislators try to beat clock
AIKEN - While the Senate continued to work behind the scenes on the budget, lawmakers in both houses tried last week to pass legislation before Wednesday's crossover deadline.

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

Panel post draws rival
District lines in Aiken County won't be approved until next month, but one race already is taking shape.

Schools get pupils ready for testing

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

Pupils raise money for classmate's family

Cutting day care
Life is about to get tougher for new parents putting themselves through Augusta State University.

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.

News you can use

Federal law controls drivers' schedules
Drivers of commercial buses are allowed no more than 10 hours on the road at a time, according to federal law.

Bill's death could echo in autumn

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.

Panel post draws rival

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.

Cutting day care

Canoers benefit waterway
Blake Henderson, 7, survived a seven-mile canoe trip down the Augusta Canal with little more than a sunburned nose and a broad smile.

Across the area

News you can use

Federal law controls drivers' schedules

Travel back in time

Service remembers local victims of violent crimes

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.

Legislators try to beat clock

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.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -Dr. Rosalie Crouch is leaving her post as the Medical University of South Carolina's provost and vice president for academic affairs to return to her first love - science.

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

Across the area
The night manager of The Partridge Inn was robbed and then shot while leaving work at 3 a.m. Sunday, police said.

Bus crash on I-20 leaves 18 hurt
WARRENTON, Ga. - The driver of a Greyhound bus apparently fell asleep on Interstate 20 early Sunday and rear-ended a tractor-trailer, injuring himself and 17 passengers, officials said.

Around town

Bill's death could echo in autumn
ATLANTA - Disappointed with the General Assembly's lack of action this year on ethics reform, Republicans are vowing to make Georgia's weak financial-disclosure laws a major campaign issue this fall.

Across Georgia
GOOD HOPE -A British company got final permit approval recently for a granite quarry it plans for eastern Walton County, and a group of Walton and Oconee County residents are raising thousands of dollars to stop the development from entering their semirural neighborhoods.

City-county feud could forfeit funds

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

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.

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

Retreat keys on volunteers

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

Across the area

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

Lifting the 'veil of secrecy'

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina

Across Georgia

Official marks one year on job

Across the southeast

Parade of roses

Subscriber of the day

Schools check substitutes' backgrounds

Man fights disorder to help others be fit

Across the Southeast

Man fights disorder to help others be fit
To visualize personal trainer Craig Bryan as a child, just think about the little boy from the movie Forrest Gump.

Shipment blockade bill ready, GOP says

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

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

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.

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
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.

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

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.

Subscriber of the day

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.

Schumacher dominates in fourth win in five GPs

Johnson continues youthful trend

Schumacher dominates in fourth win in five GPs
BARCELONA, Spain -- Michael Schumacher's 57th career victory was among his easiest.

Youngsters grabbing NASCAR spotlight

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.

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.

Bazemore wins Funny Car title
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Whit Bazemore raced to his first Funny Car victory of the year Sunday, beating Gary Densham in the final of the Mac Tools Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Raceway.

Johnson continues youthful trend
FONTANA, Calif. - At 30, Jeff Gordon wasn't too far removed from his younger, more rebellious driving days to talk like a local in sunny Southern California after Sunday's NAPA Auto Parts 500.

Roush upgraded to satisfactory condition

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.

Bazemore wins Funny Car title

Roush upgraded to satisfactory condition
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- NASCAR team owner Jack Roush was upgraded to satisfactory condition Sunday as he recovers from injuries sustained in a small plane crash.

Lakers sweep Trail Blazers

Mavericks 115, Timberwolves 102

Spurs rout SuperSonics

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.

Mavericks 115, Timberwolves 102
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Dallas Mavericks can score, and it doesn't matter where they play or who's taking the shots.

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.

Iverson, Brown united in goal to win

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.

76ers 108, Celtics 103

76ers 108, Celtics 103
PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson was a franchise player on Sunday.

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.

Lakers sweep Trail Blazers
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Shaquille O'Neal was bottled up and Kobe Bryant didn't have an open shot, so it was up to Robert Horry to win it for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Hornets top Magic in overtime

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

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

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

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.

Mr. Bruce Blackburn    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Mr. Bruce E.; Blackburn, 80, of Granite Way, husband of 56 years to Mrs. Virginia Quick Blackburn, entered into rest on Friday, April 26, 2002 at the residence. Funeral services will be held a

Mrs. Susan Reed    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Funeral services for Susan Moseley Reed, 52, who died April 28, 2002, wife of Charles D. Reed, will be held Tuesday, April 30, 20

Mr. Lester Burkhalter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered

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

Mr. Calvine Irby    (GIBSON, Ga.)
GIBSON, Ga. - Mr. Calvine Irby, 70, of Gibson died Sunday, April 28, 2002, arrangements will be announced later by Sheppard Funeral Home.

Mr. Norman Parrish Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. -

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. Bell Hadden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Steve Thomas    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)
RIDGE SPRING, S.C. - Mr. Steve Lee Thomas, 54, died of Hazzard Street, Ridge Spring, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at Aiken Regional Medical Center, Aiken. Funeral Arrangements will be announced later by Davis Funeral Home, Inc.

Mr. Plump Owens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at Salem Nursing and Rehab. Center. Mr. Plump Owens

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. Loy Oglesby    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Loy L. Oglesby died on Saturday, April 27, 2002. Funeral services

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

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

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

Mr. James Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Hobbs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Katherine Meadows    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - The visitation for Mrs. Katherine P. Mead

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

Mrs. Sarah Kersey    (KITE, Ga.)
KITE, Ga. - Sarah Louise Pritchard Kersey died Sunday, April 28, 2002. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 30, at 5 p.m. in the chapel of Peebles

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

Mr. Henry Graham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Henry Graham, 49, of Peach O

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

Peggy Godbee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Randolph Sims    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillian Feldbusch    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Graveside services for Mrs. Lillian G. Feldbusch, 84, of Brookgreen Drive, North Augusta, who died April 27, 2002, will be conducted Thursday morning May 2, 2002, at

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

Mr. Bob Erickson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, April 27, 2002, Mr. Robert "Bob" Edward Erickson, the widower of the late Mrs. Lucille Larson Erickson. Family members are two daughters, Deb Erickson of A

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

Mrs. Shannon Curry    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S

Mr. Edward Schoultz    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Augustus Combs    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)
BROO

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

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

Mrs. Helen Brooks    (DEARING, Ga.)
DEARING, Ga. - Mrs. Helen Gay Brooks, 80, daughter of the late Robert Henry and Pinkie Burt Gay, died Saturday, April 27, 2002. Fu

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

Mrs. Lillie Hardy    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest on Friday, April 26, 20

Mr. Edward Schoultz    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Plump Owens    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ray Highsmith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entere

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 Hogan Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, April 26, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mr. James Hogan Jr. of East Watkins Street, beloved son of Mrs. Nora B. Williams and Mr. James Hogan Sr. Graveside services will

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. - The

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.

Peggy Godbee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Susan Reed (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Loy Oglesby (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Willie Hobbs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Plump Owens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bruce Blackburn (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Peggy Godbee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bell Hadden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Brooks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Nonie White (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Schoultz (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Henry Graham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Brown (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Hardy (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Miss Mattie Butts (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Augustus Combs (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mrs. Helen Brooks (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. James Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Randolph Sims (JACKSON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Steve Thomas (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mrs. Merle Danforth (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bob Erickson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

SFC Robert Holiday (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillian Feldbusch (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Shannon Curry (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Plump Owens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Schoultz (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Calvine Irby (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Elliott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Dorothy Reynolds (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Althea Benjamin (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Kersey (KITE, Ga.)

Mr. Lester Burkhalter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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.

Bombs away again?
While the United States is looking for ways to rid itself of 40 years of nuclear arsenal buildup during the Cold War, a government report suggests putting the Savannah River Site back into the nuclear bomb-making business. Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing?

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

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

Boyles made the tough decision
Less than an hour after he was sworn into office, Augusta Commissioner Tommy Boyles was faced with a difficult decision: Vote for, or against, a compromise budget calling for substantial decreases in countywide services and a relatively small increase in taxes. Sonny Pittman, Augusta

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

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.

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.

Atlanta not among 'heroic cities'
The Sunday, April 21, USA Weekend in The Chronicle on how extraordinary ordinary folks are, spoke volumes about most of our citizenry, and the select few who go beyond. Ann Lynn, North Augusta, 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.

S.C. budget crisis
South Carolina passed its Education Accountability Act with a great deal of fanfare in 1998; now due to hard times and budget cutbacks, the entire program is virtually going down the tubes.

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.

'No swimming' signs are misguided
It is a long-established legal principle that the overall good of community access to recreation outweighs the inherent dangers to individuals. Otherwise, every park in this nation would be fenced in. This has already been done illegally to the public canal/river area. Nancy M. Albert, Grovetown, Ga.

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.

No swimming in river? Who says so?
I'm told that swimming at the fall line rocks on the Savannah River has lately been banned. From where on high has this edict been proclaimed? Randy Potter, Augusta

Run for it

Area sports announcements

Stallions win in home debut

Americans upset by Austria after Capriati's dismissal

Tennis roundup

Roddick beats Sampras to defend title

Hooper's score secures Atlanta win

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.

Run for it
As Butler track star Willie Green continues to win races, set school records and stride toward a 100-meter state championship, only one thing can slow him down - his heart.

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.

Roddick beats Sampras to defend title
HOUSTON -- Andy Roddick outslugged Pete Sampras to successfully defend his title in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship, rolling to a 7-6 (9), 6-3 victory Sunday.

Americans upset by Austria after Capriati's dismissal
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kicking Jennifer Capriati off the Fed Cup team cost the United States a chance at the title and led to an embarrassing first-round defeat to Austria.

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.

Overtime
In Chattanooga, Tenn., Ray Whitfield of the Augusta Boxing Club, won the 106-pound title Saturday at the Southern Golden Gloves Championships and was named the tournament's "Best Boxer."

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."

Georgia grants project funds wildlife planting

Outdoors calendar

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.

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.

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

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

Finding his calling

Cooking wild

Falcons linebacker pulls man from burning vehicle
DULUTH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons linebacker Chris Draft helped pull a man from a burning car on Interstate 85 early Sunday, Gwinnett County police said.

Olympic dreams fuel amateur's fire

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.

Company thriving on insecurity worries, data loss fears
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Veritas Software Corp., one of the world's top-selling software makers, always seemed to take a back seat to other high-tech heavyweights - until Sept. 11.

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.

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.

Don't delay, get a router with wireless capability
Q. How can I install a wireless network in my home? I would like to use a laptop computer in various rooms of the house.

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.

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

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

Many broadband options are available
Home utilities used to be electricity, water and natural gas, but now they've expanded to include broadband Internet access - whatever that is. Check three different technical dictionaries and you'll get three different answers.

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

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 6-12, Kentucky 4-6

South Carolina 6-12, Kentucky 4-6
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- South Carolina strengthened its hold on the Southeastern Conference Eastern division title with two wins against Kentucky 6-4 and 12-6 in two seven-inning games Sunday.

Helpful support on the high-tech endangered list

Obese Americans embrace surgery option

Don't delay, get a router with wireless capability

Consumers flock to online billing

Many broadband options are available

Research suggests some headaches linked to common germ

Technologists are analytical lot