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

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

Braves notebook

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 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.

Bonds offers Sheffield some helpful advice

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.

Greenspan urges changes in stock option reporting

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

Building a future

Investing 101: What are mutual funds?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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.

Shouldering the burden

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

On the move

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.

Oil industry traverses the slippery slope of collusion

Jobless rate jumps to 6 percent

How can I motivate myself to save for retirement?

Newcomer will challenge longtime Augusta business

Small caps shine in a difficult market

High jobless rate sparks selloff

Business calendar

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.

Morningstar retooling star system

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.

Pocket change

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.

Funds offer a variety of choices

Paper cuts

Waste producers targeted by Georgia's Superfund

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

Not so fast

Following the money

Stop insurance liars

Medicaid quandary

Let's not mince words

There's a vote in France ...

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.

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

Arts calendar
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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Golf roundup

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

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.

South Aiken romps

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.

Field chases Robbins in Chick-fil-A Championship

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 .

Choi leads Compaq Classic

South Aiken bounces back at Southern Cross

Immelman French Open frontrunner

Around the horn

GreenJackets notebook

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.

Bomb scare poorly managed

Masters' change of policy ill-advised

Social Security just like Enron

Britain needs an armed populace

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

Doesn't give a flip about detainees

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

Wall-to-wall wild

Arts calendar

Civil rights the focus of book-club selection

Water works

Birthday parties should be a treat for everyone involved

Home front

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Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

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.

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

Killian reflects on his first six months

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

Police call robberies similar

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

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

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.

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Area recovers from storm

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.

Across Georgia

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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

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.

Vote-reform contract awarded

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.

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.

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.

Police charge roommate in man's stabbing death

Residents survey storm damage

'Chronicle' wins

State trooper's killer dies after appeals fail

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.

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.

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.

Agencies ask to finish fiscal year in debt

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

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.

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.

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.

Around town

Controversy surrounds youth campus' acting director

Across the Southeast

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.

Suspect calls slaying 'accident'

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

Drought dealings

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.

Civil rights legend challenges graduates

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.

Former workers struggle for jobs

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.

Sheriff sues panel to get jail

Across South Carolina

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

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

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.

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.

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.

MCG grads bring families' inspiration to fruition

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.

Out of the fire

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.

Across the area

Nudging creates contest for seat

Across South Carolina

News you can use

Senator's supporters help son's campaign

Braves 4, Cardinals 2

Subscriber of the day
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Weather puts damper on event

Army corps says turbines are safe for environment

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

Judge denies rapist's plea change

Parole board leaders investigated

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

College graduate earns honor

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.

Across the area

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.

Storm cleanup gets under way

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.

Green thumb test

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Sadler going for new ride

Bazemore struggles to make his mark

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.

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.

Ward Burton wins pole for Pontiac 400

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.

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.

Idle Lakers anxious to begin Western Conference semifinals

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

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

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

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

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

Peppers gets bloody lip, lots of advice in Carolina debut

Mrs. Eugenia Buckley    (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

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

Mr. Johnny Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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.

Ms. Gail Henley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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. 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

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

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

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. 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.

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

Mr. Rufus Lowe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James McElmurray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Nell Devine    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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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

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. 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

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Balloons containing letters were launched Friday at East Aiken Elementary School.

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

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

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

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. 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

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.

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

Mrs. Hermine Hughes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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Church was a family tradition for Vernon Harrell Sr.

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

Mr. Billy Brown (AIKEN)

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

Mr. Ivy Strickland (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Verna Fortson (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Nell Devine (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eugenia Buckley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Matthew Arrington (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mr. James McElmurray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Conaway ( GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

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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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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."

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

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.

Increased security presence doesn't bother most Derby fans

World soccer official calls for investigation

War Emblem leads start to finish

Prep notebook

128th Kentucky Derby Lineup

Pele's popularity remains

Keller wins third Busch race

Butler hurdler wins state title

Long shot elevates Brazilian trainer

Stallions win 4th straight

Area sports anouncements

Overtime

Venus Williams easily sweeps past Hingis to reach final

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

128th Kentucky Derby Lineup
128th Kentucky Derby Lineup

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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
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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Get set for the Summer of the Shark

NASA's new shuttle will eliminate pilots

Planning trip to Mars requires consideration of harmful contamination

Jamming cancer's growth signals shows promise

Women live longer with mild depression in old age

Net's Webby Awards reflect changing times

Legislation would add biometrics to driver's licenses

The value of a treadmill test

MCG's new dean plans milestones for change

A century of service

Religion calendar

Only God decides if believers are true

Faith digest

'Spider-Man' may give youth mixed message