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Strawberry sentenced to 18 months in prison

Prep baseball scores

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

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.

Managers falling at record pace
In the precarious business of managing a baseball team, April really did turn out to be the cruelest month.

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

Managers falling at record pace

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

Rainy days are becoming the stuff of fiction

Braves notebook

Braves' slump continues
MILWAUKEE - Sometimes, you lose to a guy throwing BBs. And sometimes you lose to a guy who doesn't break 87 m.p.h. and was released by the Phillies last month.

Braves notebook
MILWAUKEE - A day off to collect themselves?

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.

Braves' slump continues

Report says Surhoff to miss rest of season

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.

Surhoff to have surgery, out for season
MILWAUKEE -- Atlanta Braves outfielder-first baseman B.J. Surhoff will have surgery on his right knee and miss the remainder of the season.

Surhoff to have surgery, out for season

Garden City offers variety
The last time Judy Tyler tried to open a restaurant downtown, it cost her $90,000 in building renovations and court fees and the business folded after just four months.

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.

Violations are judgment call

Insurers hired for coliseum

Airport aims to stem losses
The decline in passenger levels at Augusta Regional Airport has some airport board members looking for ways to reconnect with passengers.

Business briefs

Consumer confidence slips a little
NEW YORK -- Consumer confidence dipped in April from a seven-month high, but optimism about the economy still remained higher than analysts' expectations.

Senate probe says some oil companies forcing up gasoline price

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.

Local leaders plan D.C. visit

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.

Record number filed taxes electronically

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

Faded glory: Gap, Levi seek youth formula

Telemarketing restrictions could devastate newspaper industry, group says

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.

Consumer confidence slips a little

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.

Garden City offers variety

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.

Airport aims to stem losses

Business briefs
CLINTON, Miss. - WorldCom Inc. said Tuesday that vice chairman John Sidgmore would succeed Bernard J. Ebbers as president and CEO.

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

Business briefs

Telemarketing restrictions could devastate newspaper industry, group says
WASHINGTON -- National "do-not-call" rules being considered by regulators would devastate the newspaper industry because telemarketing generates 60 percent of new subscriber sales, an industry group says.

Clemson's Davis has cancer surgery
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson coach Jim Davis had surgery for prostate cancer Monday and a school spokesman said the operation went well.

Clemson's Davis has cancer surgery

SEC image concerns coaches

SEC image concerns coaches
The Southeastern Conference will play its 70th season of football this fall, and there's plenty to celebrate.

Union a bad idea

No plea yet

Barking up a bad bill

A lawyer for Simba

In the know
Baskin Robbins is giving away ice cream tonight (Wednesday evening). Free Scoop Night runs from 6-10 p.m. For every scoop given away, Baskin Robbins will make a donation to First Book, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting children's literacy.

Picnic basket
Looking for an effortless way to entertain guests, or for something elegant to take to the lake for a weekend picnic? Party-Picnic Chicken is cooked up unattended - in your crockpot, but no one will guess how simple it was to prepare.

'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.

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.

California sampling yields the good, bad and ugly
Fresh hopes, some disappointments, expectations met or bruised.

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

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

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.

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.

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."

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

Golf notebook
The rookie season of 17-year-old sensation Ty Tryon hardly has gone according to plan, and not just because the high school junior has failed to make a cut.

Masters orders Nicklaus into hibernation
No golf tournament anywhere in the world gets criticized about its field as long as Tiger Woods is playing. The good news for the Masters is that Woods, a three-time champion, will be allowed to tee it up for the next 39 years.

Young golfers deemed exempt

Golf notebook

Single-rider cart making golf more accessible to the disabled
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Parked behind a row of conventional golf carts, the single-rider cart looks like a jet ski on wheels - handle bars instead of a steering wheel, a rack to hold the clubs in front, a seat that rotates 360 degrees.

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.

Single-rider cart making golf more accessible to the disabled

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

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.

Augusta falls victim to near perfection

Carolina top seed in East after first round

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

Maple Leafs 4, Islanders 2

Maple Leafs 4, Islanders 2
TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs weren't about to be eliminated at home, not even with some of their best players on the sidelines.

Canadiens 2, Bruins 1

Game 7 ratchets up competitiveness

Carolina top seed in East after first round
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Carolina wasn't picked to beat the New Jersey Devils in the first round of the NHL playoffs. The odds were even longer the Hurricanes would be the top seed in the Eastern Conference in May.

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.

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

Bumpass makes court appearance
Tamika Bumpass' first appearance in a Columbia County courtroom was a two-part process: the first dealing with the forgery charges she was originally arrested with; the second dealing accusations of escape and shooting of a sheriff's deputy.

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.

Augusta National revises tournament requirement
Hootie Johnson, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Master Tournament, today announced a revision to a recent qualification change. Last week, it was stated that, effective for the 2004 Masters, champions age of 65 or under on the first day of the Masters Tournament who actively participate in Tournament golf would be eligible to compete.

'Prankster' toting gun was no joke

Swimming ban is terrible policy

Seeks help for school prayer

Longer bar hours will increase cost to taxpayers

The best cleanup plan for Augusta: Don't toss trash

Hits headline; notes antibiotic resistance is common

Reparations? It'll never happen

California sampling yields the good, bad and ugly

'Bachelor' finale draws 18.1 million viewers

In the know

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

Picnic basket

'Blues Clues' gets new host

Small portions

Rankings for basic cable networks

In the know

Hair-raising relief

Lynx notebook

Lynx notebook
Bum knee and all, David Wilkie was the last veteran off the ice at practice every day and was in the lineup for all 72 games for the Augusta Lynx this season.

Around town

Across Georgia
ALBANY -Officials locked Lee County Middle School pupils in their classroom for more than an hour Monday after three threats were reported in six days.

Canal crackdown isn't coming easy
On any given weekend, the trashcans along the Augusta Canal near the Waterworks Pumping Station are overflowing - mostly with beer cans.

Private company requests hookup
AIKEN - A private waste company that was contaminating three Aiken ponds for several years has asked to connect to the city's sewer system, a move that would eliminate the pollution, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Private company requests hookup

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:

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH -A dredging accident had crews working to dig a temporary channel that will allow most boats to get through the Intracoastal Waterway.

First Steps toward Funding

To police, hot spot is headache
A 90-day probationary period on Super C's business license will end July 2. At that time, commissioners will review the business and the city's license department will conduct an audit.

Across South Carolina

Professor found slain in home
A popular professor from East Georgia College in Swainsboro was found slain in her home late Monday, authorities said.

Senior housing complex planned for Linden Street

Across the area

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.

Subscriber of the day

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.

Across the area

Senior housing complex planned for Linden Street
An Atlanta development company already involved in two Augusta-area building projects has partnered with an inner-city revitalization group on its third project - construction of a subsidized senior housing complex in the historic Bethlehem neighborhood.

Rivera intends to plead his guilt

Will Few be back in city?
Augusta officials in Washington for an annual lobbying trip Tuesday found a familiar face on the front of a D.C. newspaper.

News you can use

City gives initial OK to raises

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.

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.

Canal crackdown isn't coming easy

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

Bumpass makes court appearance

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Outnumbered in Afghanistan, women soldiers hold their own

Will Few be back in city?

Water officials see no end

Road work awaits Quebecor's plans
Columbia County officials say they are still a few months away from starting work on intersection improvements that helped them land a local company's $35 million expansion project.

Victim's parents get child custody

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Nathan Creech of North Augusta.

Across the area
Something didn't seem right about two homeless brothers carrying a pillow case full of old coins and stamps down the street, police said.

Scattered Showers
The Rev. Eddie Moss waters the plants at North Augusta's Feed and Seed nurseries on Georgia Avenue.

Toxic mold invades offices
SAVANNAH - Terri Knapp and her colleagues at the county's Department of Public Works used to shrug it off with a laugh when their temples started to throb.

Outnumbered in Afghanistan, women soldiers hold their own
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - All day long, they sweat.

Former fire chief likely to resign

Georgia PTA groups will meet in Augusta
At the beginning of the school year, Karen Powell was looking for a few good volunteers.

Scattered Showers

News you can use
May 1, 1912 The Augusta delegation will leave this morning for Savannah to escort President William H. Taft to Augusta to be present at the memorial exhibition honoring the late Maj. Archibald Butt, who went down on the fated Titanic.

Toxic mold invades offices

University names its 27th president
COLUMBIA - Andrew Sorensen accepted the job as the 27th president of the University of South Carolina on Tuesday, saying he is ready to lead the state's largest university through budget cuts and tough competition in higher education.

Augusta National revises tournament requirement

To police, hot spot is headache

Subscriber of the day

9-year-old ignores snakebite to finish standardized test

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

Across South Carolina

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.

Around town

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

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.

School expected to fill top position

Jail weathers mail scare

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.

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

Sports car driver Akin dead
ATLANTA -- Two-time Sebring 12 Hours winner Bob Akin died Monday night of complications from injuries in a wreck last week at Road Atlanta.

Indianapolis begins installing soft walls

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.

Sports car driver Akin dead

NASCAR metes out penalties to crew chief
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR officials handed out fines to eight crew chiefs for rules violations the past two weekends at Talladega Superspeedway and California Speedway.

NASCAR metes out penalties to crew chief

Hornets can put series away with win Tuesday night

Hornets 102, Magic 85

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

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.

Stern: NBA will discuss using instant replay

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

Mavericks aren't satisfied with reaching second round this year

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.

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.

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

Raptors 89, Pistons 83

Hornets 102, Magic 85
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Baron Davis' second straight triple-double meant the Hornets will get to play another playoff round in Charlotte.

Sting prepare for what could be final season in Charlotte

Featured obituary: Mrs. Annie Ruth Rollins
Annie Ruth Rollins was a collector of clowns. Nobody really knew why.

Mrs. Bessie Massey    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Bessie M. Massey, 86, widow of Mr. Willie Massey, died Monda

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.

Mr. Herman Brandt    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Mrs. Mary Brooks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Humphries    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - John Bertram Humphries, 84, husband of Jacquelyn Humphries, died April 29, 2002, at Aiken Reg

Mr. Frank Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Wilson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Frank Clarence Wilson, 80, a resident o

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

Mrs. Margery Ferguson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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. Margery Ferguson    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Margaret Moor    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, 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

Mrs. Annie Rollins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ruben Landrum    (BOSTON, Mass.)
BOSTON, Mass. - Mr. Ruben Landrum of Boston, passed on to glory, April 25, 2002. He is the beloved brother of Mamie Patten of Edgefield, S.C. Viewing will begin at 11 a.m., at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with services following at

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. Brenda Gaither    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -

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

Mrs. Margaret Tribby    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Margaret Graham Tribby, 95, wife of the late John Derry Tribby, entered into rest Friday, Apr

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

Mrs. Carrie Booker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Carrie Lou Booker, age 83, entered into rest on Sunday, April 28, 2002, at the Salem Nursing & Rehab Center. The funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, May 4, 2002, at 11 a.m., from The Stiener Grove B

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

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 Morris    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Anna Farrow    (McCORMICK, S.C.)
McCORMICK, S.C. - Mrs. Anna Johnson Farrow, 96, died April 28, 2002. No funeral service is scheduled. Mrs. Farrow was from Ireland. She cam

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

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

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

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. 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. Elbert Newsome Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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. 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 at Fellowship Baptist Church with the Rev.

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

Mrs. Liesel Ringel    (DAVENPORT, Iowa)
DAVENPORT, Iowa - Liesel C. Ringel died Saturday, April 27, 2002. The body will be cremated. No ser

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. Claire Ingram    (NEWBERRY,Fla.)
NEWBERRY,Fla. - Claire OConnell Ingram died April 22, 2002. Mrs. Ingram was a Catholic. Funeral services wer

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

Ms. Deloses Houston    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Ms. Delores Houston, age 49, entered into rest on Saturday, April 27

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

Mr. Willie Hobbs    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Sunday April 28, 2002, at Wes

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

Mrs. Annie Rollins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bell Hadden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Wallace    (ALCOLU, Ga.)
ALCOLU, Ga. - Henry Frank Wallace, 61, beloved husband of Linda Joyce Hudson Wallace, died Monday, April

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

Mr. Harold Billups    (WADLEY, Ga.)
WADLEY, Ga. - Mr. Harold M. Billups, 84, of Cross-Green Community, expired

Mr. Donald Busby    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Otis Price Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest April 29, 2002, Mr. Otis H. Price Jr., 71, of Talisman Drive. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Mr. Price, a native of Aike

Mrs. Shannon Curry    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into re

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

Mr. Percy Dixon    (GIRARD, Ga.)
GIRARD, Ga. - Mr. Emory Percy Dixon, 70, of Percy Dixon Road, entered into rest Monday, April 29, 2002, at University Hospital, Augusta, Ga. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2002, at Sardis Bap

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

Mrs. Barbara Elliott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Eudy    (WRENS, Ga.)
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Mr. Joseph Rearden Sr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest Monday, April 29, 2002, Mr. Joseph Rearden Sr., husband of Mrs. Frances Rhinehart Rea

Mr. James Robinson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Allene Hatcher (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. James Milburn (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Margery Ferguson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Liesel Ringel (DAVENPORT, Iowa)

Mrs. Margaret Morris (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Elliott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Walker (RAYLE, Ga.)

Mr. John Humphries (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Otis Price Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Deloses Houston (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Wilson (MACON, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Annie Ruth Rollins

Mr. Plump Owens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Percy Dixon (GIRARD, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Massey (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Busby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Carrie Booker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Camille Pendergrass (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ruben Landrum (BOSTON, Mass.)

Mr. Frank Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Brenda Gaither (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Anna Farrow (McCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Claire Ingram (NEWBERRY,Fla.)

Mr. Frank Wilson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Rollins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Graham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Corenlia Ferguson (ABBEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Harold Billups (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Beatrice Huff (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Tribby (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Virginia Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Ms. Deloses Houston (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Elbert Newsome Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Moor (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Eudy (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Brooks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margery Ferguson (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Calvin Irby (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Wallace (ALCOLU, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Margaret Moor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Herman Brandt (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

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.

A lawyer for Simba
If anyone thinks animal rights is still just a zany fringe movement, think again. Recent stories illustrate the inroads that the concept of equating animal rights with human rights is making into mainstream thinking.

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

Swimming ban is terrible policy
The Savannah River is a natural resource for Augusta; however, local law enforcement wishes to limit our access to this natural beauty. Ruth Ann Oglesby, Augusta

No plea yet
Saying you're going to plead guilty to a crime and actually doing it, are two different things. This is a distinction that must be kept in mind concerning accused serial killer Reinaldo Rivera's announcement in Richmond County Superior Court Monday that he would plead guilty to all charges filed in the rapes and slayings of four young area women.

Seeks help for school prayer
Please do something to get prayer back into our schools before it is too late. Hal Herrington Jr., Waynesboro, Ga.

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.

Reparations? It'll never happen
It's hard to believe the notion of reparations or remunerations should be paid to all blacks living today for wrongs done in slavery days. I say an emphatic "no." Andy Chandler, Augusta, Ga.

'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

The best cleanup plan for Augusta: Don't toss trash
I've heard so many complaints about Augusta's trash that I'm compelled to comment myself. Despite the city's recent extended efforts with garbage, yard trash and recycling pickups, which have greatly improved the situation, there are still the big problems of unsightly trash lining our streets and overuse of the landfill. Rozelle E. Dinwiddie, Augusta

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

Georgia prep soccer playoff schedule

Overtime

Bulldogs win region title

Sale, Pelletier announce retirement from amateur skating

Prep notebook

Lukas, Baffert in, Zito all but out of Saturday's Derby

Harlan's Holiday draws a crowd for Derby workout

Lakeside cruises in first round

Despite the criticism, Came Home keeps on winning

Study shows children's risk of football injury are minor

Lukas, Baffert in, Zito all but out of Saturday's Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- They are the training trifecta, three names horseplayers can't ignore if they're serious about picking the Kentucky Derby winner.

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.

Augusta State, USC Aiken honor athletes
Gary Boodnikoff and Pam Vinson have been named Augusta State University's male and female athletes of the year.

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.

Bulldogs win region title
Thomson boys track coach John Barnett saw his team's desire during spring break, a time when his athletes could have been doing anything else.

Sale, Pelletier announce retirement from amateur skating
TORONTO -- There will be no more judging controversies or Olympic scandals for Jamie Sale and David Pelletier.

Harlan's Holiday draws a crowd for Derby workout
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Harlan's Holiday drew a huge crowd on Tuesday for his final workout before the Kentucky Derby.

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

Lakeside cruises in first round
It was a match devoid of drama, but Lakeside soccer coach Dave Morgan wasn't complaining after his squad's 6-0 romp over Union Grove in first-round Class AAAA state playoff action Tuesday at Panther Stadium .

Georgia prep soccer playoff schedule
Here is a schedule of game times for the Georgia prep soccer playoffs.

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

Overtime
University of Georgia basketball players Steve Thomas and Tony Cole and football player Brandon Williams on Tuesday pleaded innocent to all charges in the alleged rape of a female student earlier this year.

Young adults ignoring health warning signs, study finds
Maybe young adults really do think they'll live forever. Or maybe they just believe in fate.

Company preserves human hair
SAN FRANCISCO -- As entrepreneurs cast about Silicon Valley for lucrative new ideas, Mike Blaylock thinks he has a found a gold mine in an underground vault he hopes to fill with hair.

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

TV advertising effective for drug companies
WASHINGTON -- Ask a doctor for a prescription drug you saw advertised on TV, and 69 percent of the time you'll go home with it.

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

Why a little bacteria is good for you
A man-made version of bacterial DNA allowed mice to fight off a form of inflammatory bowel disease, researchers report in a new study.

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.

Lawmakers join SRS plutonium fight
The political fight over plutonium shipments to Savannah River Site has intensified from a boxing match to a tag-team cage brawl.

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

'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.

Georgia athletes enter innocent pleas in rape case
ATHENS, Ga. -- Three University of Georgia athletes on Tuesday pleaded innocent to all rape charges involving a female student earlier this year.

Georgia 11, Furman 4

Georgia athletes enter innocent pleas in rape case

Georgia 11, Furman 4
ATHENS, Ga. -- Mickey Westphal pitched six scoreless innings and Georgia used a five-run sixth to overwhelm Furman 11-4 Tuesday.

Brewer needs surgery
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina, already thin in the offensive backfield, got more bad news Tuesday when it learned that starting tailback Ryan Brewer will need surgery to correct a left ankle injury.

Brewer needs surgery

Growing Pains
John Engler has hundreds of professional tournaments ahead of him in his career, so missing the first four cuts on the 2002 Buy.com Tour season wasn't nearly as much a concern to the first-year pro as it was to others.

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.

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.

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.

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

My ride

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.

Question of the week

Poor marketing doesn't overshadow 'Lanes' quality

411

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

Your style

Artist's corner

Xtreme calendar

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.

Curfew conundrum

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

Wedded bliss?

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

On the charts

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.

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:

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

Rules to follow before upgrading Windows

Surgeon touts his research

Bloody Roar a cut below other fighting games

Young adults ignoring health warning signs, study finds

Best aromatherapy: The smell of Mom

TV advertising effective for drug companies

'Frankenfish' spawn controversy

Lawmakers join SRS plutonium fight

Why a little bacteria is good for you

Company preserves human hair