Mariners slugger hits four out of Comiskey Park

Knights pour it on
Evans shortstop Justin Walker hated to see the rain come Friday. After all, it killed his team's momentum and forced the Knights' best-of-three series with McIntosh to be completed today.

Knights pour it on

Mariners slugger hits four out of Comiskey Park
NEW YORK - With four home runs in the game already and a chance to break the record, Mike Cameron chose to follow baseball decorum instead.

Home is just another place to keep our junk

Bonds offers Sheffield some helpful advice

Braves notebook
ST. LOUIS - An offense projected to be the Atlanta Braves' best in years, has fallen on its collective face.

Offense struggles in loss
ST. LOUIS - This is how bad it has become for an Atlanta Braves offense that is counting down its recent run totals - four, three, two - like it's New Year's Eve:

Braves battle past Cards

Braves notebook

Braves battle past Cards
ST. LOUIS - When Braves pitcher Damian Moss, working on a seven-walk no-hitter, reached the dugout after the seventh inning Friday night, you could almost hear manager Bobby Cox mumbling to himself.

Bonds offers Sheffield some helpful advice
ST. LOUIS - Barry Bonds telephoned Gary Sheffield on Friday, and the two sluggers spent an hour discussing Sheffield's slump.

Offense struggles in loss

Investing 101: What are mutual funds?
A mutual fund is an investment that spreads money across a diversified portfolio of securities - including stocks, bonds, or money market instruments.

Newcomer will challenge longtime Augusta business

Jobless rate jumps to 6 percent

Shouldering the burden
BILLERICA, Mass. - Sal Dampolo's been fixing cars here for 33 years. He never had much use for government regulation, but he played by the rules, making sure he found a licensed hauler to take his used motor oil for proper disposal.

High jobless rate sparks selloff

Building a future
It might not look like much now, but when Fred Sims Jr. looks across the vast, empty fields bordering Jimmie Dyess Parkway all he sees is potential.

Greenspan urges changes in stock option reporting
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan on Friday argued that to help deal with problems raised by the costly collapse of Enron Corp., regulations should be changed to force companies to treat lucrative stock options for top executives as a business expense.

Newcomer will challenge longtime Augusta business
One of Augusta's largest flea markets will have some competition in a few months.

High jobless rate sparks selloff
NEW YORK - A spike in unemployment to the highest level in nearly eight years gave investors another reason Friday to doubt the strength of the economy and unload stocks. Tech issues fell for the third straight session, while blue chips pulled back after a three-session advance.

How can I motivate myself to save for retirement?
Q. I know I should save more for retirement, but I can't seem to get my act together. Any ideas to help me get going?

Oil industry traverses the slippery slope of collusion
Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., suspects oil companies manipulate gasoline supplies to boost pump prices and, in turn, their profits.

Morningstar retooling star system
NEW YORK -- Morningstar Inc., known for its five-star ratings of mutual funds, is revamping its system to reflect the huge growth in an industry where U.S. stock funds alone now number 14,000.

Waste producers targeted by Georgia's Superfund
As many as 2,000 Georgia companies, schools, hospitals and individuals who paid a local company to dispose of hazardous waste might have to pay again now that the company - Alternate Energy Resources - is bankrupt.

On the move
Richard Daniel has joined Cambridge Investment Research as an asset management specialist.

Paper cuts
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The paper mill on West Lathrop Avenue was such a big deal when it opened in 1935 that Savannah visitors sent family and friends picture postcards touting it as the largest facility of its kind in the world.

Business calendar
Monday: Drug-free Workplace; workshop on minimizing substance abuse and maintaining a drug-free workplace; 10 a.m. to noon, 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; seminar is free, but registration required; for information call 737-1790.

Shouldering the burden

Funds offer a variety of choices
Q: If one is in the 27 percent or higher tax bracket, are there mutual funds that primarily declare profits as capital gains and not as regular income? Capital gains would only be taxed at the 20 percent rate. Do such mutual funds exist? How does this approach compare with investing in municipal tax-free bonds? - C.J., Memphis

On the move

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: eebler Co.'s Murray bakery

Oil industry traverses the slippery slope of collusion

Greenspan urges changes in stock option reporting

Business calendar

Investing 101: What are mutual funds?

Morningstar retooling star system

Small caps shine in a difficult market

Pocket change

Small caps shine in a difficult market
NEW YORK -- Cobalt Corp. Boyd Gaming. Brookline Bancorp. Many investors have never heard of these companies, but for those who own them, 2002 has been a very lucrative year. The trio has been among the best performers year-to-date in a part of the market that is booming: small caps.

Funds offer a variety of choices

Beef imports should have little impact on Augusta packer
The decision by McDonald's and other fast-food companies to use more imported beef has caused concern among U.S. cattlemen, but a major McDonald's supplier said the decision will have little impact.

Paper cuts

Jobless rate jumps to 6 percent
WASHINGTON - The nation's unemployment rate jumped to 6 percent in April - the highest in nearly eight years - as job seekers streamed back into the market faster than companies added new positions.

Waste producers targeted by Georgia's Superfund

Building a future

How can I motivate myself to save for retirement?

Tigers tame Tech
At Atlanta, Khalil Greene drove in five runs on four hits as the top-ranked Clemson Tigers beat ninth-ranked Georgia Tech.

College notebook
One of Mark Richt's more endearing qualities might be his willingness to listen to - and sometimes agree with - criticism from fans.

College notebook

Let's not mince words

Stop insurance liars

Medicaid quandary

There's a vote in France ...

Not so fast

Following the money

Arts calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, PO Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Delta scrapping paper tickets
Delta Air Lines is planning to eliminate virtually all of its paper tickets and will issue only electronic tickets, effective immediately.

Wall-to-wall wild
Leta Paleschic says people often don't know what to think when they step into her Martinez home.

Civil rights the focus of book-club selection
Atlanta writer Melissa Fay Greene couldn't have made up this story.

Birthday parties should be a treat for everyone involved
Dear Carson: For my daughter's 16th birthday, I'd like for her to go out to eat at a casual restaurant with a few of her girlfriends. Would it be all right if I expected them to pay for their own meals, or should I pay for everyone? If it is all right for them to pay for their own meals, how do we tell them? - Dining Dilemma

Home front
Putting art on walls is a common solution to the accessorizing aspect of interior design. They complete our walls, with beauty and color complementing the rest of the decor. But if a feeling of motion is desired, something that adds more than a flat portrait, then a sculpture is the answer.

Water works
The Canoe and Kayak Club of Augusta wants to give you a good paddling.

GreenJackets notebook
Whenever Brian Esposito is feeling down about a batting slump or a bad day behind the plate, the Augusta GreenJackets catcher glances up at the bill of his cap for some inspiration and perspective.

Augusta falls to Asheville
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Two Asheville pitchers limited the Augusta GreenJackets to six hits as the Tourists took a 7-1 victory Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader at McCormick Field.

Around the horn
Reliever Kevin Huang went 2-0 with one save and a 2.25 ERA in three appearances last week. In eight innings, the native of Taiwan struck out 10 and walked only one.

Immelman French Open frontrunner

South Aiken romps

South Aiken romps
AIKEN - The bump in the road that South Aiken High's golf team hit has been smoothed out.

Field chases Robbins in Chick-fil-A Championship
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- After the first thunderstorm rumbled past Eagles Landing Country Club, Kelly Robbins sank a testy putt, then attacked the soft greens.

South Aiken bounces back at Southern Cross

Choi leads Compaq Classic
NEW ORLEANS -- South Korea's K.J. Choi shot a 7-under-par 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Dan Forsman after the second round of the Compaq Classic.

Golf roundup
NEW ORLEANS - Former Georgia Tech All-American Bryce Molder, trying to play his way onto the PGA Tour through sponsor exemptions, is one shot off the lead entering today's final round of the Compaq Classic.

South Aiken bounces back at Southern Cross
AIKEN - Defending champion South Aiken rebounded from a disappointing showing in its last tournament to take the first-round lead Friday in the Southern Cross Invitational high school tournament .

Golf roundup

Field chases Robbins in Chick-fil-A Championship

Choi leads Compaq Classic

Immelman French Open frontrunner
VERSAILLES, France - South Africa's Trevor Immelman shot a bogey-free 8-under-par 64 Friday for a four-shot lead after two rounds of the French Open.

GreenJackets notebook

Around the horn

Home is just another place to keep our junk
Sometimes, I think, I don't live in a house. I live in a storage unit with a kitchen and dining area.

Braves 4, Cardinals 2
ST. LOUIS -- Greg Maddux pitched six shutout innings and Andruw Jones homered as the Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 Sunday.

Area recovers from storm
Debra Watkins needed to call her insurance agent, but the tree that partially covered her roof knocked out the telephone lines and power the night before.

When will 'The Chronicle' stop being unfair to blacks?

In spite of innuendoes, I am doing my job for all of Augusta

Britain needs an armed populace

Bomb scare poorly managed

Masters' change of policy ill-advised

Doesn't give a flip about detainees

Social Security just like Enron

Home front

Birthday parties should be a treat for everyone involved

Water works

Civil rights the focus of book-club selection

Wall-to-wall wild

Arts calendar

News you can use
NAME: Mistletoe State Park WHAT: State park known as one of the finest bass fishing areas in the nation. During the summer, guests can cool down at the swimming beach. or on eight miles of shaded nature trails. Canoes and boats can be rented. The park has fully equipped cottages on Thurmond Lake.

Out of the fire
Out of the fire A fire began in the deep fryer at the China Chef Chinese Restaurant in Aiken on Friday and damaged the kitchen area. No one was injured in the blaze at 159 Laurens St.

Weather suits 1st Scottish festival
AIKEN - Every tent was in place Friday afternoon for Saturday's first Aiken Highland Games and Celtic Festival.

Nudging creates contest for seat

Hail and high winds sweep through area
A fast-moving storm swept across the region Friday night, dropping dime-sized hail in Evans, knocking over trees in Augusta and cutting short Aiken's popular pre-Kentucky Derby Lobster Races.

Drought dealings

Residents survey storm damage

Braves 4, Cardinals 2

MCG grads bring families' inspiration to fruition

Across Georgia

Army corps says turbines are safe for environment
CHARLESTON, S.C. - A U.S. District Court judge lifted an injunction Friday against running pump-back turbines to produce electricity at the Lake Russell Dam, the latest step in an environmental legal battle that started in 1988.

News you can use

Subscriber of the day
Camilla Hooper is today's subscriber of the day.

'Chronicle' wins

Sheriff sues panel to get jail
Oglethorpe County Sheriff Jason Lowe wants a new jail, and he's willing to sue the County Commission to get it.

Across South Carolina

Storm cleanup gets under way

Police charge roommate in man's stabbing death

Area recovers from storm

Vote-reform contract awarded

Police call robberies similar
Police say a man who robbed a Circle K convenience store on Wheeler Road on Thursday bears striking similarities to the man who robbed three other stores this week.

Killian reflects on his first six months

Weather puts damper on event
AIKEN - Lobsters aren't troublemakers. They spend most of their lives trying to stay out of hot water.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno said Saturday that laws banning adoption by gays and lesbians are illogical.

Atlanta named worst bike city
ATLANTA - A national magazine has ranked Atlanta the worst city in the nation for bicycling in a survey based on availability of bike lanes and trails and interviews with bikers.

Nudging creates contest for seat
AIKEN - It took a little friendly nudge, but just before the filing deadline the race for House District 86 became the only contested House seat this year for Republicans in Aiken County.

News you can use
BACK IN TIME MAY 4, 1968 An alarming increase in the number of indigent ambulance service calls has resulted in plans for a complete study of the service, Richmond County Commission Chairman Matthew W. Mulherin said yesterday.

Suspect calls slaying 'accident'

Subscriber of the day
Donald Lee Miller is today's subscriber of the day.

Across the area

Across the Southeast

Residents survey storm damage
The sale of an Overton Road home was supposed to close June 15, but the tall tree arching out of the roof said differently.

Animal cruelty suspect missing
AIKEN - The woman who kept almost 200 dogs and her son in squalid conditions at her Salley home has apparently left the area.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -The shooting deaths of two people at a shopping mall in the Buckhead area of Atlanta apparently were drug related, according to police.

Across the Southeast
MOBILE, Ala. -The new Mobile County jail warden's claim of a degree from a Georgia college could not be confirmed by the school's registrar and his graduate degrees came from an online diploma business, the Mobile Register reported Saturday.

Controversy surrounds youth campus' acting director
Department of Juvenile Justice Regional Administrator Pat Donaldson will fill in as acting director of the Augusta Youth Development Campus until a permanent director can be found. Three complaints against the facility filed with the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity are under review, and rulings could be made within the next two weeks.

Green thumb test

Vote-reform contract awarded
ATLANTA - The state of Georgia has signed off on the largest voting-equipment contract in U.S. history, a major step toward installing the nation's first statewide electronic balloting system by November's elections.

Civil rights legend challenges graduates

Former workers struggle for jobs

State trooper's killer dies after appeals fail

Killian reflects on his first six months
AIKEN - Six months ago, when Aiken County Administrator Clay Killian took the job, he joked that his goal was to stay out of the newspaper.

Correction
An article in Thursday's North Augusta Neighbors section gave an incorrect location for today's Strawberry Festival.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Five South Carolina schools are being investigated for alleged security breaches of the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test.

Former workers struggle for jobs
Ronald Walker shoveled potatoes and carrots for nine hours and 16 minutes as a day laborer and took home $38.88.

Across the area
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who robbed a gas station in Warrenville on Friday night.

MCG grads bring families' inspiration to fruition
Kari Noel Jahnke would be proud. Her death in 1993 deepened a desire in her younger sister, Kelly Elizabeth Knowles, to become a doctor. Dr. Knowles was one of 640 students who graduated Friday from the Medical College of Georgia.

'Chronicle' wins
The Augusta Chronicle received 10 awards Saturday at the Georgia Associated Press Awards in Atlanta. Only The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, with 15, received more awards in the division for the state's largest newspapers.

Across South Carolina
SPARTANBURG -About half the teachers and staff at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind are giving up a day's pay to ease the school's financial shortfall.

News you can use

Across the area
A disgruntled customer who set fire to a car dealership received a 10-year prison sentence Friday for arson in the second degree.

Out of the fire

Green thumb test
Frances Maxwell (left) and Doris Dawson examine several plants during the annual Plant Swap Meet and Sale.

Across the area

Around town

Controversy surrounds youth campus' acting director

Sheriff sues panel to get jail

Police call robberies similar

Parole board leaders investigated

Agencies ask to finish fiscal year in debt

Subscriber of the day

Judge denies rapist's plea change

Subscriber of the day

Storm cleanup gets under way
Charles Bellmann had a new roof over his head Saturday.

Across South Carolina

Weather puts damper on event

College graduate earns honor

Police charge roommate in man's stabbing death
An Augusta man was stabbed to death early Saturday morning, and police have charged his roommate with murder.

Army corps says turbines are safe for environment

Drought dealings
It's been hot. But Richmond County Utilities Director Max Hicks doesn't even have to step outside his Bay Street office building to tell that Augusta has gotten a jump on summer.

Across Georgia

Civil rights legend challenges graduates
The Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery could be grandfather to most of Paine College's 2002 graduating class. His silver hair and slowing steps are confirmation.

Senator's supporters help son's campaign

Walkers support March of Dimes
About 400 walkers showed up Saturday morning at Lake Olmstead Stadium clad in shorts, T-shirts and sneakers to support the Richmond County WalkAmerica benefit for the March of Dimes.

College graduate earns honor
LANGLEY - Mel Irish wanted to live closer to his father in Florida. But he worried about the hurricanes.

Suspect calls slaying 'accident'
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - William David Tatro told jurors in his murder trial that he accidentally shot his wife and then made the mistakes of burying her in their yard and trying to make it appear she was missing.

Judge denies rapist's plea change
A Grovetown man will remain in prison for the rape of an 11-year-old girl, a Columbia County Superior Court Judge ruled Friday.

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

State trooper's killer dies after appeals fail
COLUMBIA - Richard Charles Johnson was put to death Friday evening for killing a state trooper in 1985, despite a confession from one of Mr. Johnson's former co-defendants.

Islamic center offers lessons on Mideast
Their message is simple: peace for all mankind.

Agencies ask to finish fiscal year in debt
COLUMBIA - The state Corrections Department is asking the Budget and Control Board to allow the agency to finish the year with a $6.1 million budget deficit.

Parole board leaders investigated
ATLANTA - Georgia's Board of Pardons and Paroles has the final say on death penalty cases and decides when inmates are ready to go free. But for the past nine months, its two most prominent members have been on the flip side of the justice system, as investigators seek to determine whether the men used their positions to break the law.

Augusta bridges deemed deficient
Some time ago, an expression of love was carved into the paint of the Willis Foreman Road bridge. "Rusty loves Linda," the inscription reads.

Senator's supporters help son's campaign
ATLANTA - Charles "Champ" Walker Jr. is welcoming but not depending on contributions from supporters of his influential father, the state Senate majority leader, in his quest for Congress.

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

A young 66, Player proves new standard is unfair
In an economy of words, the Masters Tournament is booming.

Rain suspends Pontiac 400
RICHMOND, Va. - Even when Ward Burton was in Victory Lane celebrating his win in the season-opening Daytona 500, he knew the best days for his race team was still to come.

NASCAR notebook
RICHMOND, Va. - Johnny Benson's injury during Saturday night's Hardee's 250 at the Richmond International Raceway may force car owners to think twice about letting their drivers moonlight on the NASCAR Busch Series.

Sadler going for new ride
RICHMOND, Va. - Wood Brothers Racing confirmed Friday that driver Elliott Sadler has asked to be released from his contract at the end of the season, which immediately prompted speculation where he would land.

Rain suspends Pontiac 400

Ward Burton back on track
RICHMOND, Va. - Ward Burton's racing season needed a jump start. He found it on familiar turf.

Bazemore struggles to make his mark
COMMERCE, Ga. - As a kid growing up outside Atlanta, Whit Bazemore poured over racing magazines, built model cars and kept a close eye on ABC's Wide World of Sports, which would every now and then show a national drag racing event.

Ward Burton wins pole for Pontiac 400

Bazemore struggles to make his mark

Sadler going for new ride

Ward Burton wins pole for Pontiac 400
RICHMOND, Va. -- Ward Burton set a track qualifying record of 127.389 mph Friday night to take the pole position for the Pontiac Excitement 400 NASCAR Winston Cup race.

Ward Burton back on track

Bernstein leads Top Fuel qualifying
COMMERCE. Ga. - After the slowest of starts due to inclement weather, the 22nd annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals had a very quick finish here Saturday night.

Earnhardt teams plan to honor singer
RICHMOND, Va. - News that autopsy photographs of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes have appeared on the Internet has prompted Dale Earnhardt Inc. to plan a tribute to the singer during tonight's NASCAR race.

Traditional rivals Pistons, Celtics matched up in second round
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Fans in Detroit and Boston remember the images well.

Traditional rivals Pistons, Celtics matched up in second round

Capsule look at the second round of the NBA playoffs
A look ahead at the second round of the NBA playoffs:

Hornets-Nets semifinal might be biggest surprise

Hornets-Nets semifinal might be biggest surprise
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- One has been a perennial doormat. The other probably will put out a welcome mat in another city next season.

Capsule look at the second round of the NBA playoffs

Idle Lakers anxious to begin Western Conference semifinals

Mavs, Kings changing the game in high-octane playoff series
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The NBA's future might be on display in the Mavericks-Kings playoff series.

Mavs, Kings changing the game in high-octane playoff series

Idle Lakers anxious to begin Western Conference semifinals
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Lakers' layoff is just about over.

Peppers gets bloody lip, lots of advice in Carolina debut

Mr. Willie Battle    (HARRISON, Ga.)
HARRISON, Ga. - Mr. Willie L. Ba

Mrs. Christine Conaway    ( GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - The funeral service for Mrs. Christine Creed Conaway of Graniteville, will be conducted today, Sunday, at 3 p.m., in the Graniteville Cemetery with Rev. Charlie Kelley Jr., and Rev. Leroy officiating.

Mrs. Nell Devine    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Lizzie Gantt    ( WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
WARRENVILLE, S.C. - Answered Gods call Friday, May 3, 2002, Mrs. Lizzie Barden Gantt wife of Albert B. Gantt of Warrenville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main Street, Graniteville.

Mrs. Lizzie Gantt    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
WARRENVILLE, S.C. - Answered Gods call Friday, May 3, 2002, Mrs. Lizzie Barden Gantt, age 83, wife of Albert B.

Mr. Johnny Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Louis Clyburn Sr.    (CAMDEN, S.C.)
CAMDEN, S.C. - Louis Singleton Clyburn Sr., 87, of Camden, died Thursday, April 25, 2002. Born in Camden, he was a son of the late William Craig and Lou Kelly Clyburn. He was a member of Fir

Mrs. Edna Williams    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Services for Edna Louise B

Mrs. Camille Pendergrass    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, April 27, 2002, at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Cente

Mr. Ivy Strickland    (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Entered into rest May 3, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia, Mr. Ivy Franklin Strickland, husband of Mrs. Mary Margaret Hamiliton Strickland. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Starling Funeral Home, Hwy 78, Harlem.

Mr. Ike Tarver    (WADLEY, Ga.)
WADLEY, Ga. - Mr. Ike Lee Tarver died on Tuesday, April 3

Mr. James McElmurray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Booker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Carr

Mr. Rufus Lowe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alford Arnsdorff    ( SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Alford Luther Arnsdorff, 59, of Swainsboro, died Saturday morning at his residence. Funeral services will be Monday afternoon a

Ms. Gail Henley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Barbara Bouthry    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Funeral service for Ms. Barbara Bouthry of Thomson, will be held Monday, May 6, 2002, at 2 p.m., at the New Holt Baptist Church, Harlem, Rev. Melvin A

Mrs. Emmaline Fullington    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mrs. Emmaline Davis Fullington, 85, died May 2, 2002. Funeral services will be 1p.m. May 6, 2002, at Simpson United Methodist Church. Interment in Gravel Hil

Ms. Patricia Kidd    (Fifth grade teacher, East Aiken Elementary Aiken, SC)
Fifth grade teacher, East Aiken Elementary Aiken, SC -- Funeral services for Patricia Joan Goad

Mr. Patrick Riley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.- Mr. Patrick J. Riley, 51, entered into rest Wednesday, May 1, 2002, in Lexington, Ky. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, May 6, 2002, at 10a.m. from

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

Mrs. Alice Marshall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Alice Burns Marshall

Mrs. Verna Fortson    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Verna Bowers Fortson, 89, wife of the

Mrs. Hermine Hughes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie Dunaway    (TIGNALL, Ga.)
TIGNALL, Ga. - Mrs. Fannie Matt Beard Dunaway, 84, of S. Hulin Ave., entered into rest Thursday, May 2, 2002, at Wills Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Tigna

Mr. Lloyd Height Sr.    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, May 3, 2002, at his residence, Mr. Lloyd Height Sr., of Hollis Road, son of the late Frank Height Sr. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Su

Mrs. Merle Danforth    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Merle L. Danforth, 8

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

Mr. Johnny Cooper    ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, May 2, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mr. Johnny Lee Cooper, of Sibley Road. Funeral arrangements will be anno

Mrs. Gail Meadows    (WADLEY, Ga.)
WADLEY, Ga. - Mrs. Gail Durden Meadows, age 62, of Ash Street, Wadley, died Friday morning at her

Mrs. Julia Conaway    ( GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Answered Gods call Friday, May 3, 2002, Mrs. Julia Christine Conaway, wife of Mr. John Conaway Jr., of Graniteville, and daughter of the late Samuel Creed Sr. and the late M

Mr. Otis Price Jr.    ( NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Otis H. Price Jr., will be held 3 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2002, at G.L. Brightharp

Mr. Lester Collier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral services for Mr. Lester Collier, 81, of Caddenwood Drive, beloved husband of Lula Pearl Collier will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at Old Piney Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Louis T. Coley Jr. officiating

Ms. Betty Scott    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia. Ms. Betty J. Scott of Stephanie Lane. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 4, 2002, at 2

Mrs. Eugenia Buckley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Vernon Harrell Sr.
Church was a family tradition for Vernon Harrell Sr.

Mr. Billy Brown    (AIKEN)
AIKEN - Entered into rest Wednesday, May 1, 2002, Mr. Billy Charles Brown, 42, of Columbia Avenue. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2002, at St. Mary Baptist Church, Martin, with Rev. Nathaniel Odom officiat

Mrs. Mary Garrett    (TRENTON, S.C.)
TRENTON, S.C. - Mary Garrett of Courtney Road died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta, Ga. Born in Edgefield County, she was the daughter of the la

Featured obituary: Ms. Patricia Kidd
Balloons containing letters were launched Friday at East Aiken Elementary School.

Mrs. Marie Blalock    (CNA NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
CNA NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest May 3, 2002, Mrs. Marie Scurry Blalock, 67, of Murrah Road. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Mrs. Blalock, a native of Edgefield C

Mrs. Rebecca Booker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, May 4, 2002, at University Hospital, Mrs. Rebecca Booker of Bussey Road. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are seven daughters,

Mr. Matthew Arrington    (MATTHEWS, Ga.)
MATTHEWS, Ga. - Mr. Matthew Bryan Arrington, 18, of Campground Road, Matthews, entered into rest May 3, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta. Funer

Mr. Vernon Harrell Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Betty Scott (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Booker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gail Meadows (WADLEY, Ga.)

Ms. Patricia Kidd (Fifth grade teacher, East Aiken Elementary Aiken, SC)

Mr. Alford Arnsdorff ( SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Verna Fortson (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Merle Danforth (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Edna Williams (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Ivy Strickland (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Blalock (CNA NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Nell Devine (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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When will 'The Chronicle' stop being unfair to blacks?
Since delivering The Chronicle during the 1940s, I have wondered when its editors would stop bad-mouthing local blacks under the guise of moral indignation and start exercising some fairness in reporting. It hasn't happened yet. T. Walton, Augusta

There's a vote in France ...
"It is disgusting that voters in one of the world's richest and most civilized countries should now have to choose as their president either a washed-up if amiable opportunist regularly lampooned on television as 'Superliar' or, by way of an alternative, a thug whose message is one of hate. It is spine-chilling, too, for Europeans across the continent who fear that the success of the odious Jean-Marie Le Pen may inspire voters elsewhere to follow suit."

Britain needs an armed populace
I read the "London police battle surge in street crime" report in the April 24 Chronicle. No wonder crime is on the rise - the British government has taken away the rights of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves. Woodrow J. Short, Aiken, S.C.

Stop insurance liars
South Carolina is still looking for ways to get tough on uninsured motorists. Previous attempts have been too complicated or ineffectual.

Masters' change of policy ill-advised
I don't totally disagree with the Masters tournament decision to curtail past champions' participation, but since they have an invitational tournament they should do it case-by-case. Mark Brannen, Augusta

Social Security just like Enron
The company lied to us from day one. They told us that what they took from our wages would only be a small percentage. Allen W. Johnson, Augusta

Medicaid quandary
For awhile it looked like the economy would cripple South Carolina's Medicaid system, but the state Senate commendably found a way to fully fund the $183 million in programs. The House should follow the Senate's lead, though admittedly it won't be easy.

In spite of innuendoes, I am doing my job for all of Augusta
LIKE MOST AMERICANS, I believe the press is a cornerstone of our democracy. However, following a series of articles and editorials about me in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, I have learned that what we read in the newspaper is not always what it appears. Sen. Charles Walker

Let's not mince words
In the national discussion about priest pedophiles, the press has pussyfooted around an almost forgotten term for people like Father Paul Shanley, the Catholic priest who openly promoted the activities of the Man Boy Love Association.

Doesn't give a flip about detainees
I heard that prisoners being detained in Cuba have just been given a new place to lay their heads down, with running water and flushable toilets... John G. Biddlecome, Clarks Hill, S.C.

Bomb scare poorly managed
Regarding the bomb scare at the Augusta Regional Airport, reported by Sylvia Cooper: Joseph F. Gulino, Grovetown, Ga.

Not so fast
The building that houses the district attorney's old offices, at 551 Greene St., is in disrepair but shouldn't summarily be torn down for a parking lot.

Following the money
If the outcome of an election can be fairly predicted by the amount of money candidates raise, Charles Walker Jr. is the man. Money-wise, he's the far-and-away leader in the Democratic primary for the new District 12 congressional seat in Georgia - the district many observers say was custom drawn for Walker Jr. by his state Senate majority leader father.

Keller wins third Busch race

Stallions win 4th straight

Long shot elevates Brazilian trainer

Area sports anouncements

Overtime

War Emblem leads start to finish

Buddha's out with injury, Derby field still wide open

Prep notebook

Venus Williams easily sweeps past Hingis to reach final

Pele's popularity remains

Increased security presence doesn't bother most Derby fans

128th Kentucky Derby Lineup

World soccer official calls for investigation

Butler hurdler wins state title

Venus Williams easily sweeps past Hingis to reach final
HAMBURG, Germany -- Venus Williams beat Martina Hingis in straight sets Saturday to reach the final of the Betty Barclay Open and remain the world's No. 1 player for another week.

Pele's popularity remains
PURCHASE, N.Y. - A quarter-century after he last played, Pele remains a soccer icon. And as worldwide ambassador for "the beautiful game," Pele is a combination of Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali.

Butler hurdler wins state title
ALBANY, Ga. - Burning down the last straightaway during the 300-meter hurdles, Butler's Dont'a Hallmon could be thinking about anything.

128th Kentucky Derby Lineup
128th Kentucky Derby Lineup

Cities enjoy rowing rivalry
Mike Conrardy of the Columbia Rowing Club personifies the friendly rivalry between Augusta and Columbia.

Increased security presence doesn't bother most Derby fans
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Peeking out amid the pastel outfits, wide-brimmed hats and pinstriped suits at Churchill Downs was the unmistakable olive green of military uniforms.

World soccer official calls for investigation
ZURICH, Switzerland - FIFA general secretary Michel Zen-Ruffinen called Friday for a criminal investigation into possible corruption within the world soccer governing body.

Buddha's out with injury, Derby field still wide open
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Buddha hung his head. So did trainer Jim Bond.

Overtime
The Region 4-AAAAA playoff series between Evans and McIntosh was postponed Saturday because of rain.

Long shot elevates Brazilian trainer
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Paulo Lobo can call himself an American success story.

Area sports anouncements
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.

Keller wins third Busch race
RICHMOND, Va. - Jason Keller passed Bobby Hamilton Jr. with 12 laps to go Friday night and won the Hardee's 250, an event that tied the Richmond International Raceway record for Busch series cautions.

War Emblem leads start to finish
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - War Emblem showed up at Bob Baffert's barn a mere three weeks ago. Even the trainer joked that he would need his best and shortest training job to win the Kentucky Derby.

Prep notebook
ALBANY, Ga. - Although Thomson senior Carrie Wallace was a little disappointed after taking a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash Saturday at Hugh Mills Stadium, she said she was really surprised by what occurred Friday.

Cooking wild
It can be a little messy and requires a pile of paraphernalia, but fried wild turkey is one of the supreme delicacies of the Deep South. You'll need a pot big enough to hold five gallons or so of peanut oil and a good cooker. A candy thermometer is best to check temperature.

Tracking the cottonmouth
Bob Reed, clad in tall leather boots and canvas trousers, stepped deftly over a rotting cypress log half-buried in mud.

Outdoors calendar
TODAY: Fort Gordon Sportsmans Club will hold a bass tournament from daylight to 2 p.m. Meet at Leitner Lake at daylight. Call 791-5078 for information.

Donation will help handicapped hunters
The first of several hydraulic deer stands for use by handicapped hunters across Georgia was delivered last week to the Wildlife Resources Division's Thomson office.

Tracking the cottonmouth

Panthers' staff members rescue residents from fire
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Fire broke out Friday in apartments overlooking the Carolina Panthers' practice field, sending three members of the team's staff into the building to rescue residents.

Peppers gets bloody lip, lots of advice in Carolina debut
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Julius Peppers ended his first day in the NFL with a bloody lip and an earful of advice from the veterans.

Only God decides if believers are true
The Apostle Paul's letter to the Corinthians in Rome begins by describing God's love for sinners and concludes by stating that we are to love fellow Christians in the same way, especially those who hold different beliefs or practice Christianity in a different way from us.

Religion calendar
The Faith and Fellowship calendar carries highlights of events in the Augusta-area. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

A century of service
As facilities manager for Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Gary Horton comes to the Augusta area twice a month to oversee the nonprofit group's facilities here.

Faith digest
HarvestPoint United Pentecostal Church, 2020 Sibley Road, will open its annual Kids Crusade at 7:30 tonight and continue at 10 a.m. Sunday.

'Spider-Man' may give youth mixed message
The Amazing Spider-Man will match his web-slinging heroics against the Green Goblin in movie theaters this weekend.

A young 66, Player proves new standard is unfair

Stallions win 4th straight
COLUMBUS -- Columbus had been searching for a spark on offense after its first three games of the season.

Defense satisfies Hold
The statistic jumps off the page, grabs you, and screams that something has gone badly wrong.

Women live longer with mild depression in old age
Chin up, positive mental attitude, keep plugging along, don't let it get ya down.

Jamming cancer's growth signals shows promise
The first clue that Gloria Caruso's medical long shot might pay off, two years into her losing encounter with cancer, was the look she saw one day on her doctors' faces. Usually they were so grim, waiting for her with news that ranged from the bad to the very, very bad.

MCG's new dean plans milestones for change
The words can barely catch up with his thoughts before David Mark Stern is leaping ahead again, his body barely constrained by a solid, unmoving chair ill suited to his energy.

Legislation would add biometrics to driver's licenses
WASHINGTON -- Driver's licenses could be encrypted with retinal scans, fingerprints and other security features under a bill before Congress aimed at cracking down on fake IDs.

The value of a treadmill test
Q: My doctor has asked me to take a treadmill test. What is that and does it have any value? My cholesterol level is high.

Making eggs safer with fast cooling
Blasting chicken eggs with freezing carbon dioxide could double their grocery shelf life, making them safer to eat.

NASA's new shuttle will eliminate pilots
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The replacement for NASA's aging space shuttles may take off like a plane, be propelled by booster rockets that fly back to Earth and, in one of the more radical moves, eliminate pilots.

Get set for the Summer of the Shark
Despite intense media coverage of attacks last summer, experts say it's safe to go in the water - if you use common sense.

Net's Webby Awards reflect changing times
Undaunted by the dot-com bust, the Webby Awards has announced its nominees for this year's best Web sites by emphasizing the medium's success as a town square and library.

Planning trip to Mars requires consideration of harmful contamination
WASHINGTON -- NASA faces a dilemma in planning to send people to Mars: The scientific desire to search for life there versus the need to prevent any such life from endangering the astronauts or the Earth.

NASA's new shuttle will eliminate pilots

Legislation would add biometrics to driver's licenses

Get set for the Summer of the Shark

Jamming cancer's growth signals shows promise

Planning trip to Mars requires consideration of harmful contamination

MCG's new dean plans milestones for change

Net's Webby Awards reflect changing times

Women live longer with mild depression in old age

The value of a treadmill test

A century of service

Religion calendar

Only God decides if believers are true

Faith digest

'Spider-Man' may give youth mixed message