Savannah minor leaguer's hard work pays off - in the record books
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Tony Mongelluzzo's coaches on the minor-league Savannah Sand Gnats say he's the hardest-working player in the organization. And the work is paying off - in historic proportions.

Prep baseball scores
Here are scores from area prep baseball action.

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.

Prep baseball scores

Strawberry sentenced to 18 months in prison
TAMPA, Fla. -- Darryl Strawberry was sentenced to 18 months in prison Monday for violating his probation on a 1999 conviction on drug and solicitation of prostitution charges.

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

Strawberry sentenced to 18 months in prison

Savannah minor leaguer's hard work pays off - in the record books

Rainy days are becoming the stuff of fiction

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

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

Young lefty, listened, learned from the best
ATLANTA - He's sporting mutton-chop sideburns that angle across his cheeks like shark fins, lending him a faintly sinister air.

Astros roll over Braves

Report says Surhoff to miss rest of season
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves' B.J. Surhoff will miss the rest of the season with a torn right anterior cruciate ligament, ESPN reported Monday.

Braves notebook

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.

Report says Surhoff to miss rest of season

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

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.

Local leaders plan D.C. visit
With itineraries in hand, local leaders are preparing for their annual pilgrimage to Washington.

Business briefs

Faded glory: Gap, Levi seek youth formula

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."

Business briefs
ATLANTA - The Public Service Commission on Monday cut Atlanta Gas Light Co.'s natural gas rates by $10 million a year, rejecting a $44.9 million rate increase sought by the company.

Record number filed taxes electronically

Insurers hired for coliseum
Officials voted Monday to hire two insurance companies to provide employee coverage after the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center's contract with management company SMG ends today.

Faded glory: Gap, Levi seek youth formula
If you ever find the fountain of youth, be sure to tell executives at Gap Inc. and Levi Strauss & Co.

Senate probe says some oil companies forcing up gasoline price

City dwellers turn to car sharing to take trips

Violations are judgment call
With eight inspectors to cover more than 76,000 land parcels, things can get a bit hectic at the Augusta-Richmond County License and Inspection Department.

Many investors expect nothing of 2002, call it quits

Spending, incomes rise 0.4 percent in March
WASHINGTON -- Consumers kept their pocketbooks and wallets open in March and increased their spending by 0.4 percent. Incomes rose by the same amount.

Stick to first person when preparing a resume

Senate probe says some oil companies forcing up gasoline price
WASHINGTON -- While the industry often blames gasoline price spikes on market-driven shortages, a congressional investigation has found that some oil companies reduce supplies when markets are tight to force up prices and profits.

New book makes Internet job hunting more effective

Record number filed taxes electronically
A record 45.8 million taxpayers booted up, logged on and filed electronically this tax season.

Violations are judgment call

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.

Local leaders plan D.C. visit

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.

Insurers hired for coliseum

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.

Barking up a bad bill

Bombs away again?

Union a bad idea

S.C. budget crisis

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.

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).

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.

'Bachelor' finale draws 18.1 million viewers
NEW YORK -- The season finale of ABC's "The Bachelor" drew the highest ratings of its six-episode run, as some 18.1 million people tuned in to see which bachelorette would get the ring.

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."

Rankings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of April 15-21. Each ratings point represents 1,055,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

'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?

Sony has a blockbuster movie lineup
LOS ANGELES -- Sony Pictures is spinning a commanding box-office web this summer, with a lineup anchored by that blockbuster-in-the-making, "Spider-Man," and sequels to "Men in Black" and "Stuart Little."

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.

'Blues Clues' gets new host
Who's the new host of Nickelodeon's popular children's show, 'Blue's Clues'?

In the know
While many people were still numb from the horror of the collapse of the World Trade Center, forensic engineers such as W. Gene Corely were busy studying the ruins at ground zero. They have learned a lot about why the towers could not withstand the Sept. 11 attacks.

Rock's 'Scorpion King' retains box-office title belt
LOS ANGELES -- "The Scorpion King" ruled the box office for a second straight weekend with $17.6 million, but its reign is about to end with the arrival of another hero that's part man, part bug.

Hair-raising relief
The frizzies, limp do's, hat head.Face it - bad hair days happen to good people.

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.

Augusta falls victim to near perfection
Nicaraguans in the minor leagues are almost as rare as perfect games.

Young golfers deemed exempt

Nancy Lopez looking for one more win in Chick-fil-A

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.

Kuhlke wins Regions opener

Nancy Lopez looking for one more win in Chick-fil-A
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Nancy Lopez, who announced earlier this month that 2002 will be her final full-time season on the LPGA tour, hopes she has at least one more win left in her game.

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.

Young golfers deemed exempt
Golf fans will get to see two of the brightest young stars in the women's game at next month's Asahi Ryokuken International Championship.

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.

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.

Augusta batters falter in blowout

Augusta falls victim to near perfection

Game 7 ratchets up competitiveness
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The New York Islanders know they have the Toronto Maple Leafs' attention and, after forcing a Game 7, their respect.

Game 7 ratchets up competitiveness

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.

Canadiens 2, Bruins 1

First-round elimination might signal end to Devils' dynasty

Canadiens 2, Bruins 1
MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens weren't content just to make the playoffs.

Rainy days are becoming the stuff of fiction
It seems to me that it used to rain a lot more.

Former fire chief likely to resign
Former Augusta fire chief Ronnie Few will likely resign from his post in Washington D.C., possibly as soon as next week.

Hits headline; notes antibiotic resistance is common

Atlanta not among 'heroic cities'

Longer bar hours will increase cost to taxpayers

'Prankster' toting gun was no joke

'No swimming' signs are misguided

Boyles made the tough decision

No swimming in river? Who says so?

Rankings for basic cable networks

Rock's 'Scorpion King' retains box-office title belt

Hair-raising relief

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

'Blues Clues' gets new host

Fall TV shows you may never see

In the know

Ted Danson's night of the living dead

Home on the (1883) range

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

'Bachelor' finale draws 18.1 million viewers

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

Subscriber of the day

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 Georgia
SAVANNAH - State Senate Minority Leader Eric Johnson, R-Savannah, is calling for an audit of two Augusta nonprofit agencies that received $20 million in state funds courtesy of Sen. Charles Walker, D-Augusta.

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

School expected to fill top position
COLUMBIA - University of Alabama President Andrew Sorensen says he will take the University of South Carolina's top job if it's offered to him, which looked likely Monday.

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

Across South Carolina

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.

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 the area
Investigators have interviewed two people who were with an Augusta man the morning he drowned in Lake Olmstead, said Maj. Ken Autry of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Across Georgia

City gives initial OK to raises
An across-the-board salary increase for city employees has gotten the initial OK from Augusta commissioners.

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.

University faces teacher exodus

Panel post draws rival

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Catherine Johnson of Augusta.

Victim's parents get child custody

Floating school visits St. Marys
ST. MARYS, Ga. - For Nick Poland, the most exciting stop of his 9-month voyage is an unlikely location.

Former fire chief likely to resign

First Steps toward Funding

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

Across the area

School expected to fill top position

9-year-old ignores snakebite to finish standardized test

Water officials see no end

Panel plans rise in rates
AIKEN - Faced with decreased revenue and increased maintenance costs, Aiken City Council plans to raise sewer, stormwater and water fees and implement a one-time water impact fee in the coming year.

Bill's death could echo in autumn

Across the area

Cutting day care

Rivera intends to plead his guilt

News you can use

Across South Carolina

City gives initial OK to raises

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Legislators could decide this week whether South Carolina will become one of the last states to allow the ancient practice of tattooing.

Jail weathers mail scare

First Steps toward Funding
Aiken County First Steps will have to wait until June to find out how much funding the organization will receive.

9-year-old ignores snakebite to finish standardized test
A Westmont Elementary School third-grader, who thought failure to complete a test last week would keep her out of the fourth grade, disregarded a snakebite on the way to class to finish the standardized exam.

Subscriber of the day

Jail weathers mail scare
Things were returning to normal at the Richmond County jail Monday, three days after a suspicious package of mail was received and several officers experienced strange symptoms.

Around town

Around town

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.

News you can use

Federal law controls drivers' schedules

Water officials see no end
Billy Clayton is tired of the same old song.

Rivera intends to plead his guilt
Reinaldo J. Rivera couldn't be muzzled by his defense attorneys Monday as he declared he wants to plead guilty to all charges filed in the rapes and slayings of four young women.

University faces teacher exodus
ATHENS, Ga. - Interested in taking an introductory biology course next year at the University of Georgia? Sue Wess-ler, an internationally recognized expert on plant geno-mics, might be teaching it.

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.

News you can use
April 30, 1900 The capacity of St. John's Church was taxed yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock when all the Sunday school of the city met there in a grand rally to hear an address by Mrs. Mary Foster Bryner of Chicago, a lady who is famous in Sunday school work throughout the entire union. Every seat on the lower floor was taken and the gallery was occupied by a great many who were unable to find seats blow.

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.

Victim's parents get child custody
Four days after an Augusta woman was picked up for Texas police who suspect she took part in the slaying of her estranged husband, the victim's parents were granted temporary custody of the couple's child.

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.

Man fights disorder to help others be fit

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.

Across the southeast

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.

Legislators try to beat clock

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

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.

Indianapolis begins installing soft walls

Johnson continues youthful trend

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.

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.

Bazemore wins Funny Car title

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

Roush upgraded to satisfactory condition

Indianapolis begins installing soft walls
INDIANAPOLIS -- Workers at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway were installing soft walls Monday even as IRL officials scheduled a Wednesday news conference to announce a decision regarding the new safety device.

Schumacher dominates in fourth win in five GPs

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.

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

Stern: NBA will discuss using instant replay

76ers 108, Celtics 103

Stern: NBA will discuss using instant replay
In the wake of the controversy over a buzzer-beating shot that was waved off in a Charlotte-Orlando playoff game, NBA commissioner David Stern says the league plans to discuss using instant replay in similar situations.

Hornets can put series away with win Tuesday night
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Most of the Charlotte Hornets won't get into a verbal joust with Tracy McGrady.

Hornets can put series away with win Tuesday night

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

Mavericks 115, Timberwolves 102

Raptors 89, Pistons 83

Three down, 12 to go for two-time defending champions
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers figure they'll find a way to win.

Mavericks aren't satisfied with reaching second round this year

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.

Raptors 89, Pistons 83
TORONTO -- Something about elimination games brings out the best in the Toronto Raptors. They showed it again Monday night.

Three down, 12 to go for two-time defending champions

Lakers sweep Trail Blazers

Mavericks aren't satisfied with reaching second round this year
DALLAS -- Having wrapped up the first playoff sweep in franchise history, the Dallas Mavericks are going into the second round with a more aggressive mind-set than last season.

Sting prepare for what could be final season in Charlotte

Mrs. Mary Brooks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Fulmer    (PROSPERITY, S.C.)
PROSPERITY, S.C. - Mrs. Mary

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

Mr. Fred Gordon    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
SYLVANIA, Ga.- Mr. Fred Douglas Benton Gordon died April 27, 2002. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2p.m. in the Robena R

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

Mr. Henry Graham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Henry Graham, 49, of Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, entered into rest April 26, 2002,

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. Bell Hadden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Virginia Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Virginia Cooper entered into rest Monday, April 29, 2002, at Lake Crossing Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete. Rees Funeral Home 195 Peachtree Street, Lincolnton, Ga. (7016)359-3222.

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

Mrs. Doris Wilson    (MACON, Ga.)
MACON, Ga. - Funeral services for Doris Renfroe Wilson, age 90, who died April 29, 2002, the widow of Woodrow W. Wilson, will

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

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. Edward Schoultz    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Randolph Sims    (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mrs. Camille Pendergrass    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest S

Mrs. Allene Hatcher    (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN, Ga. - Mrs. Allene Gay Hatcher, age 86, died Sunday, April 28, 2002. She was born in Bulloch County, member of the Millen United Methodist Church where she was in the Joy Circle and the Beulah Garner Sunday Sch

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

Mr. Willie Hobbs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into

Mrs. Katherine Meadows    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - The visitation for Mrs. Katherine P. Mead

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

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

Mrs. Betty Cook    (AIKEN, SC)
AIKEN, SC- Funeral services for Betty Ann Averette, will be held Wednesday, May 1 at 4 p.m. at Rocky Springs Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Cook, 64, of Moore Road, Aiken, beloved wife of

Miss Corenlia Ferguson    (ABBEVILLE, S.C.)
ABBEVILLE, S.C. - Iris Cornelia Ferguson died April 28, 2002, at her home. Funeral services will be noon Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Main Street United Method

Mr. Frank Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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, 10a.m. May 2, 2002, at

Mrs. Margaret Walker    (RAYLE, Ga.)
RAYLE, Ga. - Mrs. Margaret McAvoy Walker, 89, of Walker Road, entered into rest Sunday evening at Wills Memorial Hospital. Funeral service

Mrs. Shannon Curry    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest April 28, 2002, Mrs. Shanon McKie Curry, 29, of Hugh Street. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Old Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Limuer Myers officiating. B

Mrs. Annie Rollins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Deloses Houston    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Ms. Delores H

Mr. James Robinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, April 25, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mr. James Robinson of 215 Third Street. Funeral services will be held today, April 30, 2002, 1 p.m., at Ross Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Gordon Thomas officiat

Mrs. Beatrice Huff    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
UNION POINT, Ga. - Mrs. Beatrice Huff, of Hwy 77 North, Union Point, died Sunday, April 28, 2002. A native of Wilkes County, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a retired restaurant owner. Funeral services will be graveside, Wedne

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

Mr. Calvin Irby    (GIBSON, Ga.)
GIBSON, Ga. - Mr. Calvin Evans Irby, 70, of Beall Springs Road, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at McDuffie Regional Medic

Mr. Willie Hobbs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Bessie Massey    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Bessie M. Massey, 86, widow of Mr. Willie Massey, died Monday, April 29, 2002, in Thomson Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesda

Mr. Joseph Rearden    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest Monday, April 29, 2002, Mr. Joseph R

Mr. James Milburn    (GIBSON, Ga.)
GIBSON, Ga. - Mr. James C. Milburn, 86, of Calhoun Street, died Monday, April 29, 2002, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center, Thomson. The funeral will be held at 4p.m. Wednesday a

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

Mrs. Margaret Moor    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Mrs., Margaret W. Moor, 80, of Newmantown Road, Grovetown, entered into rest on Sunday, April 28, 2002, at Macon Northside Hospital, Macon. Funeral services will be held at Platts Crawford Avenue Chapel Thurs

Peggy Godbee    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Elzie Morgan    (ANDERSON, S.C.)
ANDERSON, S.C. - Mr

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

Mrs. Margaret Morris    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Margery Ferguson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Bell Hadden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Bell Hadden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Loy Oglesby (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Walker (RAYLE, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Rearden (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Susan Reed (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mrs. Camille Pendergrass (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Allene Hatcher (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Fulmer (PROSPERITY, S.C.)

Mr. Calvin Irby (GIBSON, Ga.)

Ms. Deloses Houston (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lester Burkhalter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Calvine Irby (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Huff (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Helen Brooks (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Plump Owens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Elzie Morgan (ANDERSON, S.C.)

Mr. Henry Graham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Moor (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Brooks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bruce Blackburn (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Peggy Godbee (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Kersey (KITE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Hardy (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Edward Schoultz (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Margaret Morris (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Graham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Corenlia Ferguson (ABBEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. James Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Doris Wilson (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Plump Owens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Hobbs (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margery Ferguson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Bob Erickson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Massey (THOMSON, Ga.)

Barking up a bad bill
According to the Congressional Budget Office, the farm bill working its way through Congress will cost much more over the next 10 years than the current estimate of $171 billion - the large majority of which goes to huge agri-firms and not, as legend would have it, to smaller family farms.

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

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.

'Prankster' toting gun was no joke
In response to recent complaints about the overreaction of our principal at Evans High School to the "adolescent prank," I am a parent of three Columbia County school students and a secretary at Evans High. Anna L. Knapp, Augusta

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.

Longer bar hours will increase cost to taxpayers
In reference to the editorial on April 23 concerning Augusta Commissioner Andy Cheek: His agreement with the plan to extend bar hours in Augusta is nothing short of shocking. Can't anyone get drunk enough by midnight? Ann Livingston, Augusta

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?

'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.

Hits headline; notes antibiotic resistance is common
The Chronicle's April 5 Metro report on a patient's death at the Augusta VA Medical Center appropriately addresses the risk of recurrent infections in a seriously ill population. However, the headline ("Veteran killed") may only have served to unnecessarily frighten veterans seeking care at this facility. The risk does not affect only VA medical center patients. Thomas W. Kiernan, M.D., Augusta

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

Union a bad idea
Columbia County school bus drivers are back on the union track again. Last year they linked up with the bullying tactics of the Teamsters. Upset about wage, safety and other issues, there was even talk of a strike although it's against the law. Teamster backers stormed school board meetings, but to no avail.

Despite the criticism, Came Home keeps on winning

Prep notebook

Roddick beats Sampras to defend title

Overtime

Study shows children's risk of football injury are minor

Run for it

Americans upset by Austria after Capriati's dismissal

Prep notebook
The Brentwood baseball team's biggest problem last season was its defense.

Despite the criticism, Came Home keeps on winning
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Too small. Won't go the distance. No chance to win the Kentucky Derby.

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.

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."

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.

Overtime
Dwight Pope Jr., 24, picked up a check for $10,000 on Saturday after winning the Pinnacle Distance Challenge in Brown Summit, N.C.

Study shows children's risk of football injury are minor
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Researchers for the Mayo Clinic say youngsters who play tackle football face no greater risk of injury than youths in other sports.

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.

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.

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.

'Frankenfish' spawn controversy
It looks like a North Atlantic salmon. But it grows seven times faster, and it's much more attractive to the opposite sex than a normal salmon.

Bloody Roar a cut below other fighting games
Fighting games can be as complex and difficult to master as anything available for home play.

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.

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.

Surgeon touts his research
Research into impotence and the basic science behind erections can mean more than just making middle-aged men happy. It can provide insights into blood vessels and key chemical pathways that could have implications for everything from heart disease to tumors to restoring nerve function, said a noted impotence researcher from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Best aromatherapy: The smell of Mom
Nothing can replace Mom, but replacing her scent is something else entirely.

Rules to follow before upgrading Windows
Windows users, if it ain't broke, don't let Microsoft fix it.

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.

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.

Sting prepare for what could be final season in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Sting opened training camp Monday a little more sure about their future than their NBA counterparts.

Artist's corner
Bryan Thurber, 15, is a sophomore at Evans High School.

Question of the week
Q: Do you think the school dress code should ban boys from wearing earrings?

My ride

Poor marketing doesn't overshadow 'Lanes' quality

411

Artist's corner

Question of the week

My ride
THE FACTS: Amber Asbell, 17, a senior at Aiken County High School.

Xtreme calendar

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

Poor marketing doesn't overshadow 'Lanes' quality
The trailer for Changing Lanes makes it look like a really bad film. You don't know who the protagonist is, you don't know who the antagonist is. It looks like a big action film with cars blowing up. William Hurt talks unintelligibly about some covenant. Boy, did they ever take that speech out of context.

Curfew conundrum

On the charts

Curfew conundrum
Make sure your prom accessories include a watch this year - you'll have to keep an eye on the time to be home by curfew.

Wedded bliss?

411
What's almost as good as a manicure? Hand scrubs.

Your style

Your style
THE FACTS:Alvena Raiford, 17, a senior at South Aiken High School.

Wedded bliss?
Summer Peters and Jacob Beltz portrayed the title characters in the John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School production Thursday and Friday of the interactive comedy Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding.

Xtreme calendar
New discs include Marc Anthony's Mended; Vanessa Carlton's debut, Be Not Nobody; Weezer's Maladroit; and Someone to Love You from Ruff Endz.

Teen relationships should be built on respect for one another
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: This guy I really likeseems to like me when we're by ourselves and sometimes when we're in front of his friends.

Helpful support on the high-tech endangered list

Don't delay, get a router with wireless capability

Bloody Roar a cut below other fighting games

Best aromatherapy: The smell of Mom

Many broadband options are available

Rules to follow before upgrading Windows

Surgeon touts his research

'Frankenfish' spawn controversy

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