Jaguars sweep closing games
Augusta State catcher Sam Barth makes the tag on Armstrong Atlantic's David Harriman in Game 1 of the teams' double header Sunday. The Jaguars swept the Pirates 5-2 and 4-3.

Jaguars sweep closing games

Home is just another place to keep our junk

Man's truck stolen twice
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Shortly after Ron Wilson's 1985 Chevy Blazer was returned after having been stolen, it disappeared again.

Odds and ends
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- When a suspected drug dealer on the lam tried to hide out in a small wooden house, the occupant squealed on him.

Braves top Cardinals, 4-2
ST. LOUIS - The trademark bat waggle is still part of his repertoire. But it's hard to swagger when you're hitting .207.

Braves notebook

Braves top Cardinals, 4-2

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:

Offense struggles in loss

Braves notebook
ST. LOUIS - The lineup change was more cosmetic than significant, but cleanup hitter Gary Sheffield welcomed it anyway.

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

College costs outpace family income
Betty Luz Morales is one in a long line of students to prosper at City College of New York, a pioneering public university that has opened doors for working-class Americans and immigrants since 1847 and counts Colin Powell and Jonas Salk among its alumni.

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

Promoting your product

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.

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.

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.

New restaurant flavor: co-branding
Nine years ago, restaurateur Jody Luihn took a risk. Business at his KFC in Clayton, N.C., was off. So he combined the eatery with a Taco Bell, a concept almost unheard of at the time.

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.

New restaurant flavor: co-branding

How can I motivate myself to save for retirement?

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

Building a future

Midcap fund looks like a keeper
It is 65 degrees and a beautiful weekday afternoon. I have just returned from a two-hour ride on my favorite horse and I am sitting on my back porch watching geese circle the lake.

Waste producers targeted by Georgia's Superfund

Companies seek to cater to weakening boomer vision
NEW YORK -- Richard Isoldi never had vision trouble before, so when reading became a bit difficult he postponed seeing an eye doctor for two years. The 46-year-old Houston banker now has reading glasses, but wears them as little as possible.

Paper cuts

College costs outpace family income

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?

Midcap fund looks like a keeper

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.

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.

Investment banks play both sides of stock street
When stock analyst Hasan Imam was touting the virtues of Tellium Inc. in November - calling it an "attractive buying opportunity" - his own employer, Thomas Weisel Partners, had other ideas.

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

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

Shouldering the burden

Funds offer a variety of choices

Morningstar retooling star system

Pocket change

Don't put least flattering traits on resumes
"MINUSES: I'm a good worker but I'm unlucky. Every time things are going well for me on the job, my luck changes."

Business calendar

Promoting your product
If you have been watching all the consumer and industry goods hitting the market these days you may wonder what their marketing departments know that you don't know.

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

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

Stop insurance liars

There's a vote in France ...

The new 'Survivor'?

Following the money

Chaplains needed

Few's time is up

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.

Discovery channels back off from plan to eliminate credits
NEW YORK -- The Discovery-owned cable channels have backed down from a plan to eliminate credits at the end of television programs.

Survivor Watch: Week 10
- Days on the island - 30 - Weakest links - The food factor proved to be the real immunity challenge as the Soliantu Seven started to shrivel up. People barely moving on a tropical beach ... now that's good television. Quoth Paschal English: "This is without a doubt the worst place I have ever been on Earth. It's just a constant battle of dirt, filth, heat, sand, wind, insects. ... It's just pure hell."

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.

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

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

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

ABC to air full day of programming to commemorate 9/11
NEW YORK -- ABC will set aside its normal programming for a full day and evening on Sept. 11 to commemorate the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

Gloria Reuben takes time out for Hallmark's 'Little John'
LOS ANGELES -- Gloria Reuben's doing double-duty this month, playing two high-powered women on CBS.

TV highlights for the week
You'll be crying a lot this week. Monday looks especially troubling; television is handing out a four-hanky schedule.

Businesses want to become the first gay TV networks
NEW YORK -- Animal lovers, soap opera fans and science fiction aficionados - all have their own cable channels.

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

'Spider-Man' makes $114M in debut
LOS ANGELES -- "Spider-Man" has leaped from comic book to record book, becoming the first movie to hit $100 million in its first weekend.

Shows NBC likely won't highlight during big festivities
As NBC celebrates its heritage and acclaimed series such as "Hill Street Blues" and "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" on "NBC's 75th Anniversary Special" (Sunday, 8 p.m. EDT), we should also remember other programs, the ones least likely to show up on the network's self-congratulatory hit parade.

Georgia Tech 15, Clemson 6
ATLANTA -- Tyler Parker homered once and drove in five runs to lead ninth-ranked Georgia Tech to a 15-6 win over top-ranked Clemson Sunday.

Asheville topples Augusta
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Asheville Tourists starting pitcher Charles Merricks (4-1) scattered five hits over five innings in defeating Augusta 4-1 at McCormick Field on Sunday.

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.

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.

England's Mackenzie captures French Open golf tournament
VERSAILLES, France -- Malcolm Mackenzie birdied the last hole to win the $1.8 million French Open on Sunday and break a 508-tournament winless streak.

Choi becomes first South Korean winner on PGA Tour

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.

Rachels wins Bruno's playoff over Quigley

Kresge wins Virginia Beach Open

Rachels wins Bruno's playoff over Quigley
HOOVER, Ala. -- Sammy Rachels made a 10-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff with Dana Quigley to win the Bruno's Memorial Classic on Sunday.

Inkster wins Chick-fil-A Championship

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

Choi becomes first South Korean winner on PGA Tour
NEW ORLEANS -- K.J. Choi became the first South Korean winner in PGA Tour history, closing with a 5-under 67 on Sunday for a four-stroke victory in the Compaq Classic.

Kresge wins Virginia Beach Open
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Cliff Kresge holed a 45-foot eagle chip on the second hole of a playoff with Arron Oberholser to win the Buy.com Tour's Virginia Beach Open on Sunday.

Golf roundup

South Aiken romps

Inkster wins Chick-fil-A Championship
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Juli Inkster overcame an extended layoff to win the rain-plagued Chick-fil-A Charity Championship, shooting a 6-under 66 Sunday for a two-stroke victory.

Asheville topples Augusta

Around the horn

GreenJackets notebook

A 2-0 series lead over Blues is no cause for celebration in Detroit
ST. LOUIS -- If anyone knows the fragility of a two-game lead, it's the Detroit Red Wings.

Joseph silences critics after Maple Leafs even series

A 2-0 series lead over Blues is no cause for celebration in Detroit

Joseph silences critics after Maple Leafs even series
OTTAWA -- Curtis Joseph didn't say a word Sunday as he walked past a group of reporters assembled in the hotel lobby and disappeared into an elevator.

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.

Yucca plan cited as best for burial of nuclear-waste

Cartoonist points out 'tiresome' abuse

Appreciates cartoonist's abilities

Bomb scare poorly managed

Goodman column makes her sick

Social Security just like Enron

Derogatory words reflect on writer

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

Columbia not in our 'Metro' area

Endorses U.S. control of borders

Doesn't give a flip about detainees

Birthday parties should be a treat for everyone involved

Businesses want to become the first gay TV networks

Water works

Gloria Reuben takes time out for Hallmark's 'Little John'

Civil rights the focus of book-club selection

TV highlights for the week

Home front

ABC to air full day of programming to commemorate 9/11

Arts calendar

Discovery channels back off from plan to eliminate credits

Wall-to-wall wild

Shows NBC likely won't highlight during big festivities

'Spider-Man' makes $114M in debut

News you can use

Across Georgia

International students under study by feds

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.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Francis "Bubba" M. Rhodes of Augusta.

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

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

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

Bills don't pass vote

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Across the area
A 19-year-old Lincolnton, Ga., man surrendered and was arrested Sunday afternoon several hours after he crashed a friend's car into two trees, police said.

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.

Leader plans to broaden Family Y
The Family Y has a new president, and his mission, he said, will be to expand services.

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.

Karaoke Mike hangs up microphone
AIKEN - Wanted: Karaoke expert. Must be able to work Sunday nights until the wee hours. Experience in goofball antics preferred. Singing talent a plus.

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.

Union vote leads to trouble for workers

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.

Subscriber of the day

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.

Across the area

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

Across Georgia
FOLKSTON -A swamp fire sparked by lightning spread to 11,000 acres Sunday in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, and another fire on the edge of the swamp grew from 11 acres to about 1,000 acres.

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.

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

'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.

Police review policy after inmate escape
After Tamika Bumpass escaped from police custody, one of the first questions being asked was how.

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

Police review policy after inmate escape

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

Suspect calls slaying 'accident'

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

Across the area

Killian reflects on his first six months

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.

Vote-reform contract awarded

Across the southeast

Police charge roommate in man's stabbing death

Karaoke Mike hangs up microphone

Across South Carolina

Actor's challenge

'Chronicle' wins

Vacant- building blazes decline

News you can use

Leader plans to broaden Family Y

Across Georgia

Vacant- building blazes decline
The worst scenario that Lt. G.B. Hannan can imagine during a fire is the loss of property or life.

Subscriber of the day

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -In a cost-saving measure, Greenville County's chief magistrate has been given statewide jurisdiction to take misdemeanor guilty pleas from defendants in prison.

Green thumb test

Georgian visits conflict site
COMER, Ga. - Brad Smith, a resident of Madison County, has just returned from a peacemaking trip to the West Bank, the site of heated conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

Storm cleanup gets under way

Union vote leads to trouble for workers
AIKEN - Odell Glover says he has given 44 of his 64 years in support of the companies that have run Langley's clay mine, most recently the Kentucky-Tennessee Clay Co.

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.

Bills don't pass vote
AIKEN - Crossover Day came and went last week as lawmakers worked on some hotly contested bills, leaving some in the legislative dust.

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.

International students under study by feds
ATHENS, Ga. - Xing Zhi Luo doesn't have a problem with the U.S. government's keeping a closer eye on him.

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

Actor's challenge
Actor Danny Glover paid tribute to his mother Sunday during commencement ceremonies at Paine College, recalling her days at the institution and challenging graduates to become good citizens, as he said she was.

Braves 4, Cardinals 2

Georgian visits conflict site

Drought dealings

Across South Carolina

Civil rights legend challenges graduates

Nudging creates contest for seat

News you can use
May 6, 1988 Allegations that the Richmond County Board of Elections acted in a "racially discriminatory and irresponsible manner" in setting a July 19 special election date for Augusta-Richmond county consolidation have been leveled by state senatorial candidate A.K. Hasan.

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.

Across the Southeast

Across the southeast
MIAMI -Florida's child-protection agency is changing some of its methods because the disappearance of a 5-year-old girl in its care went unnoticed for more than a year.

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

Rain suspends Pontiac 400

Stewart wins at Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. - Tony Stewart complained about the way his car drove during the first 66 laps of the Pontiac Excitement 400 on Saturday.

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.

Stewart wins Pontiac 400
RICHMOND, Va. -- Tony Stewart pulled away on a restart with 17 laps to go Sunday and won the rain-delayed Pontiac Excitement 400 by steering clear of a record number of accidents.

Dixon races to fifth Top Fuel victory of year
COMMERCE, Ga. -- Larry Dixon raced to his fifth Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday, beating Doug Herbert in the final of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals.

Stewart wins at Richmond

Cooks wins Dodge Ram Tough 200
MADISON, Ill. -- Terry Cook broke an 88-race NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series victory drought Sunday, winning the Dodge Ram Tough 200 at Gateway International Raceway.

Bazemore struggles to make his mark

Stewart wins Pontiac 400

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.

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.

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.

Mavs silence cowbells, but shooting problems still ring
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Everything the Dallas Mavericks encountered at Arco Arena seemed to throw them off their game - even the cowbells behind their bench.

Pistons 96, Celtics 84

Hornets-Nets semifinal might be biggest surprise

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

Lakers 86, Spurs 80
LOS ANGELES -- Even with their superstars spending time in the locker room being treated for second-half injuries, the Los Angeles Lakers had enough to beat the San Antonio Spurs.

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.

Nets 99, Hornets 93
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jason Kidd won the point guard showdown with Baron Davis somewhat by default.

Capsule look at the second round of the NBA playoffs

Lakers 86, Spurs 80

Traditional rivals Pistons, Celtics matched up in second round

Nets 99, Hornets 93

Mavs silence cowbells, but shooting problems still ring

Pistons 96, Celtics 84
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Detroit was undefeated during the regular season when Cliff Robinson and Jerry Stackhouse both scored 20 or more points. The duo did it for the first time in the playoffs and helped the Pistons take a 1-0 lead in their series against the Boston Celtics.

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

Foster sets sights on Panthers starting job

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

Ms. Gail Henley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

CSM Conrad Stone    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosalie Burnette    (GREENVILLE, N.C.)
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Graveside services for Mrs. Rosalie Mathis Burnette, 85, of Greenville, who died May 4, 2002, will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. in Pineview Memorial Gardens, North Augusta, S.C. Rev. Robert H. Ledbetter will be officia

Mrs. Laura Bradham    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mrs. Laura Hankinson Bradham, 100, of Talis

Mrs. Laura Cartledge    (McCORMICK, S.C.)
McCORMICK, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. L

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

Mr. Lester Collier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest May,1, 2002, Mrs. Lester Collier, 71, of Caddenwood Drive. Funeral services 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. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Collier, a native of Edgefield County was a member of Old Piney Grove Baptist Church and a World War II Veteran. Survivors include his wife, Lula Pearl McDaniel Collier; three daughters, Bernice Collier, Viola Jones and Delores Butler; two sons, Lester Collier Jr. and Leon Collier; seven grandchildren a host of other relative and friends. Friends may call the residence or after 1p.m. today at the funeral home. G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 614 West Avenue, North Augusta, S.C.

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

Mr. William OHara    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mr. William "Bill" OHara, 45, of Ridge Road, entered into rest Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at his residence. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at 10a.m. from

Dr. Bobby Outlaw Sr.    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Dr. Bobby C. Outlaw Sr., departed this life M

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

Featured obituary: Mr. Rufus Lowe
Rufus Lowe's devotion to work was untouched by his handicap and admired by the state Juvenile Court system for which he worked.

Mrs. Lucille Hoffman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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. Larry Highfield    (MONROEVILLE, Ala.)
MONROEVILLE, Ala. - Mr. Larry Lee "Hard Rock" Highfield, age 61, of Monroeville, formerly of Rome, passed away April 29, 2002, following a brief

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. Johnny Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, May 2, 2002, at the University Hospital. Mr. Johnny Lee Coop

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. Thomas Anderson Jr.    (WARTHEN, Ga.)
WARTHEN, Ga. - Mr. Thomas Harrell Anderson Jr., age 47, of Sparta-Davisboro Road in Warthen, died Sat

Ms. Gail Henley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at the University Hospital, Ms. Gail H

Mr. Bryan Arrington    (MATTHEWS, Ga.)
MATTHEWS, Ga. - Mr. Bryan Matthew "Bubba" Arrington,

Mrs. Hermine Hughes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rufus Lowe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Thomas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered in

Mrs. Carrie Vaughn    (BAXLEY, Ga.)
BAXLEY, Ga. - Mrs. Carrie Deen Vaughn, 92, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2002, in the Appling Health Care System, after

Mr. Leonard Wood Jr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Leonard Leroy Wood Jr. of Columbia Ave., Aiken, S.C., died May 2, 2002, loving husband of Loren

Mrs. Ester Blount    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C.- Mrs. Ester Chr

Mrs. Winnifred Barner    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest on May 4, 2002, at her residence Mrs. Winnifred Joy S. Barner, wife of Mr. James K. Barner Sr. of Martinez. Funeral service will be held at the gr

Mrs. Nell Devine    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Friday, May 3, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, Mrs. Nell Fleming Devine of McDowell Street, Augusta. Graveside services will be held today in Hillcrest Memorial Park at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Alice Rogers offi

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. 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. 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. 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

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. 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. Johnny Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James McElmurray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Nell Devine    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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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

Mr. Robert Cuningham    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

Ms. Barbara Bouthry (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Matthew Arrington (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosalie Burnette (GREENVILLE, N.C.)

Mrs. Alice Marshall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bryan Arrington (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mr. Ivy Strickland (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Louis Clyburn Sr. (CAMDEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Laura Cartledge (McCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Hermine Hughes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William OHara (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Johnny Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ester Blount (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Alford Arnsdorff ( SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Cuningham (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Nell Devine (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

CSM Conrad Stone (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Leonard Wood Jr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Rufus Lowe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. Bobby Outlaw Sr. (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Lloyd Height Sr. ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Winnifred Barner (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Lizzie Gantt (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Nell Devine (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James McElmurray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Highfield (MONROEVILLE, Ala.)

Mrs. Emmaline Fullington (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Patrick Riley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Booker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie Vaughn (BAXLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Laura Bradham (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Appreciates cartoonist's abilities
The Ron Mathis letter on Thursday, ("Needs new material") requesting editorial cartoonist Rick McKee to find new material prompts me to write in praise of his work. Susan Kinney, Waynesboro, Ga.

Endorses U.S. control of borders
Milton Gresham's well-written April 22 letter represents a vision of our not-so-distant-future, and deserves additional commentary support. Douglas Neal Sr., Augusta

Chaplains needed
When Aiken County inmates are moved into the newly built Wire Road jail at the end of the month, Chaplain George Coleman will be out of a job. For the past year he's been a full-time spiritual counselor for prisoners held in the cramped, overcrowded Hampton Avenue detention center.

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

Columbia not in our 'Metro' area
I noticed an Associated Press article about the University of South Carolina was placed in The Chronicle's Metro section. Rodney Benefield, Augusta

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.

Few's time is up
Will the real Ronnie Few please stand up?

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

Goodman column makes her sick
I usually become nauseous and stiffen whenever I see Ellen Goodman's column on the Opinion Page, especially since she is a secularistic, dyed-in-the-wool feminist totally dedicated to the liberal agenda and I am a conservative Christian totally dedicated to my Creator and his will. This morning (April 30) as I read Goodman's column, I very nearly threw up. JoAnn Dillon, North Augusta, S.C.

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

Derogatory words reflect on writer
'Eco-illiterate' is not a valid term. Often the misuse of a word reflects negatively upon its author. I did not read Susan Bloomfield's letter, but the salient fact that her letter exists, and was published by your newspaper, indicates that Ms. Bloomfield is not illiterate. Harry Myers, Augusta, Ga.

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

Cartoonist points out 'tiresome' abuse
I'm sorry if Ron Mathis (letter, May 1) finds the issue of the sexual abuse of children "tiresome." It's an abuse that the Catholic Church has allowed to go on for decades. Jamie Gallagher, Keysville, Ga.

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."

Yucca plan cited as best for burial of nuclear-waste
I'm having difficulty understanding the eco-nuts and assorted idiots regarding Yucca Mountain, Nev. Here are the facts: John Bohacheff, North Augusta, S.C.

The new 'Survivor'?
Former Vice President (and presidential candidate) Al Gore must be seething at the news that his pal, former President William Jefferson Clinton, is pondering hosting a television talk show.

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.

Derby winner War Emblem is off to the Preakness

Overtime

Stallions win 4th straight

Prep notebook

Venus Williams easily sweeps past Hingis to reach final

Pele's popularity remains

War Emblem leads start to finish

Butler hurdler wins state title

Area sports anouncements

Sampras enters Rome Masters with a bit more confidence on clay
ROME -- Pete Sampras seems to be getting serious about his clay-court game.

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

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

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.

Derby winner War Emblem is off to the Preakness
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Now that he's won the Kentucky Derby with War Emblem, trainer Bob Baffert is looking ahead. Sort of.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tracking the cottonmouth

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.

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.

Foster sets sights on Panthers starting job
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Lamar Smith won the first battle between Carolina's running backs, getting the jersey number rookie DeShaun Foster coveted. That's OK with Foster, who has bigger goals in mind.

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.

Soccer, surf and motocross games
Those looking for a soccer version of NHL Hitz or NFL Blitz might be disappointed in Red Card Soccer 2003, the latest sports game from Midway.

Two good CD burners
Thin is in, especially if you're a road warrior shackled to everything from a notebook computer to a cell phone. So, with this in mind, I took a look at two small CD burners that won't break your back, or your budget.

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.

The best Spidey game yet
All you true believers out there had better believe this: You've been spoiled rotten. With two stellar titles on the PlayStation in his name, no superhero has been showcased in video games as well as Spider-Man. But with great power comes great responsibility, and high expectations, too - expectations that Activision's new game featuring the famed web-slinger would be the best Spidey game yet.

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.

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.

Jedi Outcast brings movie-like spectacle to the PC
I hadn't felt the power of the Force in a while. Jaded from years of substandard "Star Wars" video games, I didn't expect to be swayed by the latest spinoff, "Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast." But after a few weeks with the $49.95 PC game from LucasArts, I'm a true believer again.

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.

Laptop vs. desktop for college students
I receive about 300 e-mails a day; about 200 of them are questions. I try to answer as many as I can personally and the most general in this column but because of the volume of mail and the complexity of the question involved, I may not be able to help. It's not because I don't want to; it's because sheer volume prevents every question from being answered.

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.

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

Alabama 4, Georgia 2

Alabama 4, Georgia 2
ATHENS -- Alabama pitcher Shane Sanders held the Georgia Bulldogs to six hits, two coming on solo homeruns, as the fifth-ranked Crimson Tide defeated the Bulldogs 4-2 Sunday.

Powell finds a home at South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Landon Powell never had a problem with pro baseball. It was the game's business side that drove him nuts and ultimately led him to peace of mind and success at South Carolina.

Mississippi 4, South Carolina 2
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Mississippi got four runs on three home runs in the sixth inning to beat South Carolina 4-2 in Southeastern Conference action Sunday.

Powell finds a home at South Carolina

Mississippi 4, South Carolina 2

Man's truck stolen twice

Odds and ends

Laptop vs. desktop for college students

Legislation would add biometrics to driver's licenses

The best Spidey game yet

Jedi Outcast brings movie-like spectacle to the PC

Soccer, surf and motocross games

MCG's new dean plans milestones for change

The value of a treadmill test

Net's Webby Awards reflect changing times

Two good CD burners

Jamming cancer's growth signals shows promise