Evans earns playoff berth
Only 72 hours and five innings after the Evans baseball team destroyed McIntosh in game one of their Region 4-AAAAA playoff showdown, the Knights finally got around to finishing the job Monday.

Major league baseball attendance down 5 percent

Major league baseball attendance down 5 percent
NEW YORK -- Major league baseball attendance dropped slightly from last year in the fifth week of the season and the average is 5 percent below 2001.

Jaguars sweep closing games

Evans earns playoff berth

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.

Sports Facilities Commission seeks to quash baseball subpoena
MINNEAPOLIS -- Lawyers for the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission moved Monday to quash a subpoena from major league baseball in a lawsuit involving baseball's attempt to eliminate the Twins.

We all deal with crazy drivers in our own way

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.

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.

Glavine continues to dazzle
ATLANTA - He picked up a rolling ball in the outfield one day and a changeup was born.

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

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.

Sain, Bartholomay will join Braves hall
ATLANTA -- Johnny Sain, part of the two-man pitching juggernaut that led the Boston Braves to the 1948 pennant, and longtime Atlanta Braves executive Bill Bartholomay will be inducted into the franchise hall of fame this summer.

Sain, Bartholomay will join Braves hall

Braves notebook

Braves top Cardinals, 4-2

Glavine continues to dazzle

Ross Dress for Less moves back to Augusta
Discount clothing retailer Ross Stores Inc. is returning to Augusta after a seven-year hiatus.

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.

Owner touts plant efficiency
A year after Augusta's King Mill textile plant closed under crushing debt, the company that bought it is operating at near peak efficiency, the owner said.

New restaurant flavor: co-branding

Business briefs

College costs outpace family income

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."

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.

Leaders say D.C. trip was success

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.

Owner touts plant efficiency

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.

Ross Dress for Less moves back to Augusta

Company holds off on natural gas

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - With unemployment at its highest level in nearly eight years, the Federal Reserve will hold interest rates steady this week and won't start to raise rates until joblessness begins to fall, economists forecast Monday.

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.

Company holds off on natural gas
Thanks to recent legislation, Jefferson Energy Cooperative can now legally become a natural gas marketer - just don't expect it to any time soon.

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.

Leaders say D.C. trip was success
There was no oversized check made out to the city, but area leaders who stormed the halls of Congress last week called the lobbying trip a success.

Georgia tourism figures diverge
BUFORD - The good news from the state's latest report on tourism is that even in economic hard times, visitors are spending increasing amounts of money in Georgia.

Promoting your product

Midcap fund looks like a keeper

Georgia tourism figures diverge

Few's time is up

Burma's new dawn

Chaplains needed

Color-code system fails

The new 'Survivor'?

Curbing abuse in S.C.

Singer goes solo at 73
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Gospel singer Isaac Freeman's first solo album was put on the shelf when his record company decided it didn't have enough money to promote it.

In the know
It's cap-and-gown time again. As grads proudly accept their diplomas, The Augusta Chronicle wants you to think back to your own graduation day.

'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.

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.

Tony nominations unveiled
NEW YORK -- "Thoroughly Modern Millie," the tale of an ambitious 1920s flapper in search of a wealthy husband, received 11 Tony Awards nominations Monday, while the fairy tale musical "Into the Woods" and the provocatively titled "Urinetown" got 10

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.

Digging for dinner
CONCORD, N.H. - The only time most people forage for food is when the cupboards are bare and they find themselves scrounging through the refrigerator, struggling to turn a can of peas, moldy bread and ketchup into dinner.

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.

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."

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.

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.

Senior calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle.

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.

Small changes can make a big impact on lifestyle
Q: I'd like to improve my general health but don't know where to begin. Do you have any suggestions? - F.M. Thomson

Former chimney sweep's likeness transferred to a doll
Lucky Dale Meisinger sort of fell into his career as a certified chimney sweep - and it was a fall, 24 years later, that ended it.

Georgia Tech 11, Clemson 0
ATLANTA -- Jeremy Slayden hit a two-run homer in a six-run first inning and Chris Goodman scattered five hits over eight innings Monday night as Georgia Tech beat Clemson, 11-0.

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.

Georgia Tech 11, Clemson 0

GreenJackets scouting report
Savannah Sand Gnats (Rangers) at Augusta GreenJackets (Red Sox).

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.

PGA Tour to return to Charlotte next year

Rachels wins Bruno's playoff over Quigley

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.

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.

Choi becomes first South Korean winner on PGA Tour

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.

Sorenstam commits to Asahi Ryokuken

Tiger gets his face on a credit card in Canada

Sorenstam commits to Asahi Ryokuken
Annika Sorenstam, the LPGA Tour's leading money-winner, has officially committed to play in next week's Asahi Ryokuken International Championship at Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club.

PGA Tour to return to Charlotte next year
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The PGA Tour hopes the combination of a big purse, good scheduling and strong corporate backing will mean a successful return to Charlotte with a tournament announced Monday.

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.

Inkster wins Chick-fil-A Championship

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.

Kresge wins Virginia Beach Open

Tiger gets his face on a credit card in Canada
TORONTO -- Tiger Woods, whose picture has been everywhere from the cover of Time to a box of Wheaties, entered a new market Monday when American Express unveiled his image on a new credit card in Canada.

Asheville topples Augusta

GreenJackets scouting report

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.

Thrashers re-sign Odgers for one year
ATLANTA -- Jeff Odgers, who led the Atlanta Thrashers in penalty minutes this season despite missing nearly half the games, re-signed with the team Monday for one year.

Blues remain confident heading into Game 3
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues, despite being down 2-0 to the Detroit Red Wings, haven't lost any confidence.

Joseph silences critics after Maple Leafs even series

Senators 3, Maple Leafs 2
OTTAWA -- Patrick Lalime could laugh about losing his shutout by giving up two goals in the final three minutes.

Blues remain confident heading into Game 3

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.

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

Thrashers re-sign Odgers for one year

Senators 3, Maple Leafs 2

We all deal with crazy drivers in our own way
I did a little bit of traveling over the weekend, and I'm sure I don't have to tell you that modern drivers are pushy, careless, inattentive and rude. And they're all of these things while driving at a lethal rate of speed.

Pipe bomb suspect identified
AMARILLO, Texas -- The FBI issued an all-points bulletin Tuesday for a 22-year-old man, described as armed and dangerous, in connection with a wave of pipe bombs found in rural mailboxes, authorities said.

Endorses U.S. control of borders

Believes Bush is the right leader for Mideast peace

President falters in Palestinian-Israeli struggle

It's simple; name the most qualified

Cartoonist points out 'tiresome' abuse

Columbia not in our 'Metro' area

No oil shortage; plenty is available

Hodges is behaving like an idiot

Appreciates cartoonist's abilities

Goodman column makes her sick

Derogatory words reflect on writer

Yucca plan cited as best for burial of nuclear-waste

Lakeside tennis fans behave badly

Tony nominations unveiled

Small changes can make a big impact on lifestyle

'Spider-Man' makes $114M in debut

Discovery channels back off from plan to eliminate credits

Digging for dinner

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

Former chimney sweep's likeness transferred to a doll

Shows NBC likely won't highlight during big festivities

Senior calendar

TV highlights for the week

In the know

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

Businesses want to become the first gay TV networks

Society wants houses to stay

Across the area
An Augusta couple told police they were robbed by two armed men as they walked home from a store.

City pay plan favors top ranks
A governmentwide salary study that tries to make city compensation packages more competitive with jobs in the private sector would give hefty raises to some high-ranking employees.

News you can use

Fatalities mount on area roads

International students under study by feds

Across the southeast
Two officers, suspect shot in bank robbery

Grant will help fund campus walk

Society leader stirs dispute
SAVANNAH - Laurel Grove Cemetery - the resting place of seven Confederate generals and 1,400 soldiers - has birthed its own battle of wills.

City pay plan favors top ranks

Across the southeast

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

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.

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.

Schrenko mends from ladder fall

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

List honors area schools
Rita Bradley strives for excellence, so it was no surprise to her that her south Augusta elementary school made the No Excuses Schools list Monday.

Union vote leads to trouble for workers

Correction
An article in Sunday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly reported the title for Dr. Thomas R. Gadacz. He is the chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia.

Across Georgia

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Police said two men found dead outside a Buckhead mall last week were shot by someone else.

City officials outline plan for cleanup

Schrenko mends from ladder fall
State schools Superintendent Linda Schrenko was recuperating at her Columbia County home Monday after falling from a ladder Friday.

List honors area schools

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

Across South Carolina

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.

Train alliance pitched

Concerns led state to close youth facility

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

Across the southeast

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.

Pipe bomb suspect identified

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.

Society wants houses to stay
GRANITEVILLE - A look through a dirty window at 83 Canal St. reveals an empty house that dates back more than eight decades. The crown molding, hardwood floors and French doors with crystal knobs make it one of the more stately homes from the town's mill history.

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.

Honored schools share some traits
ATLANTA - Principals, superintendents and other educators met at Bethune Elementary School on Monday morning to honor Georgia schools that are succeeding despite high poverty rates.

News you can use
May 7, 1970 The Richmond County Board of Education's financial picture has become more rosy by nearly $1.5 million in separate allocations from the state and from federal government.

Grant will help fund campus walk
An aesthetic and literal walk down memory lane.

Fatalities mount on area roads
Drowsy driving was blamed for a double fatality Monday morning on Interstate 20 in Warren County, seven miles from where a Greyhound bus driver apparently fell asleep two weeks ago, according to police, and rear-ended a tractor-trailer.

City officials outline plan for cleanup
Augusta officials have mapped out a weeklong plan to clean up neighborhoods hit hardest by last week's violent thunderstorms.

Summit to focus on jury system
For the first time in Georgia, during this week's Georgia Jury Summit in Augusta, changes in the state's jury system will be explored.

Concerns led state to close youth facility
ATHENS, Ga. - Four months of uncertainty and controversy at The Bridge Institute in Athens ended April 12, when 14 youths were shackled and transported to the mental health wing of a youth development center in Augusta.

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -An 8-year-old girl who was struck by a car as she boarded a school bus last week died Monday.

Actor's challenge

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

Georgian visits conflict site

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Charles "Taylor" Workman of Augusta.

Across the area

Leader plans to broaden Family Y

News you can use

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.

Karaoke Mike hangs up microphone

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.

Subscriber of the day

Leaders agree on tax division
Two months of negotiations over sales tax money ended Monday when Harlem, Grovetown and Columbia County officials came to an agreement late in the game.

Bills don't pass vote

Correction

Vacant- building blazes decline

Leaders agree on tax division

Police review policy after inmate escape

Honored schools share some traits

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.

Society leader stirs dispute

Train alliance pitched
NORTH AUGUSTA - Augusta officials looking to ease downtown train traffic crossed the river Monday night looking for help.

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

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.

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.

Subscriber of the day

Summit to focus on jury system

Soft walls hold up in first live test
INDIANAPOLIS -- Robby McGehee spun, hit the wall twice and nearly flipped his car.

Soft walls hold up in first live test

Rudd, disenchanted with NASCAR's future, considering retirement

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 rules Richmond track
RICHMOND, Va. - Tony Stewart has no idea why he rules Richmond International Raceway.

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.

Rudd, disenchanted with NASCAR's future, considering retirement
CONCORD, N.C. -- Ricky Rudd, one race away from breaking the NASCAR record for consecutive starts, might not have too many more events in his future.

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.

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.

Stewart wins Pontiac 400

Stewart rules Richmond track

Suspension hurt Hornets, but Magloire is back for Game 2
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jamal Mashburn will not play in Game 2 of the Hornets-Nets series. Jamaal Magloire will, and another big body could make a big difference for Charlotte.

Pistons 96, Celtics 84

Mavericks 110, Kings 102

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.

Lakers 86, Spurs 80

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.

Mavericks 110, Kings 102
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Steve Nash and the Dallas Mavericks silenced the cowbells by beating the Sacramento Kings at their own thrilling game.

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

Suspension hurt Hornets, but Magloire is back for Game 2

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.

Nets 99, Hornets 93

Mavs silence cowbells, but shooting problems still ring

Foster sets sights on Panthers starting job

Former Falcons tight end losing eyesight, independence

Mr. Charles Bennett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into eternal rest May 4, 2002, Charles Zeigler Bennett, son of Clyde Robert Bennett Jr., and Louisa Rhoad Bennett. He was a resident of Augusta. The relatives and friends of

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

Ms. Edith Roberts    (SARDIS, Ga.)
SARDIS, Ga. - Entered into rest on Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Burke Medical Center, Ms. Edith Eugenia Roberts,

Mrs. Laura Bradham    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
NEW ELLENTON, S.C. - Mrs. Laura Hankinson Bradham formerly of Green Street, New Ellenton. Graveside services will be today, Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at 11 a.m. from Runs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Beech Island with Rev. C.W. Phinizy off

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

Mrs. Harriet Brown    (SILVER SPRING, Md.)
SILVER SPRING, Md. - Entered into rest Thur

Mr. Byron Williams Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga.

Mrs. Willie Brown    (LOS ANGELES, Calif.)
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Mrs. Willie Eva McClenehan Brown entered into rest on Friday, May 3, 2002, at the Centinella Hospital, Inglewood, Calif. Mrs. Brown was a nat

Mrs. Rebecca Booker    (AUGUSTA, 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 this Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the Pine

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

Mr. James Cakley Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Relatives and friends of Mr. James Cakley Jr. of North

Featured obituary: Mrs. Lucille Hoffman
Lucille Hoffman's nickname was one of the great mysteries of her life.

Ms. Josie Campbell    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
JOHNSTON, S.C. - The sweet, sweet spirit of Ms. Josie Mae Warren Campbell went home to be with the Lord on Saturday morning, May 4, 2002, at her residence. Funeral services will be held 2

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

Mrs. Fanny Carpenter    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga

Mr. Arthur Screws Sr.    (DELLWOOD, Ga.)
DELLWOOD, Ga. - Funeral services for Arthur Garnett Screws Sr., age 81, who died May 5, 2002, husband of Evelyn M. Screws, will be Wednesday

Mr. Rufus Lowe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered

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

Mrs. Marie Blalock    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.- Funeral services for Mrs. Mari

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

Lt. J.L. Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ollie Irvin    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Graveside services for Mrs. Ollie Irvin who died May 2, 2002, will be 2p.m. Wednesday at William Grove Baptist Church Cemet

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

Mrs. Lucille Hoffman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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.

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

Mrs. Patricia Bishop    (CONWAY, S.C.)
CONWAY, S.C. -Patricia "Pat" Bishop, 63, of Conway, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. A native of Statesville, N.C., she was born September 15, 1938, a duaghter of the late He

Mr. Robert Cunningham    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Miss Frances Beard    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Miss Frances Lois Beard, 81, died Monday. Graveside service is

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

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

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

Mr. Bennie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga.-Entered into rest May 5, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, Mr. Bennie Robert W

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

Mrs. Jean Rogers    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest at McDuffie Regional Medical Center on May 5, 2002, Mrs. Jean M. Rogers, w

Mrs. Lucille Hoffman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert Cuningham    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Alfred King    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Alfred L. King, 73, entered into rest Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Burke County Medical Center. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 9, 2002, a

CSM Conrad Stone    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Ms. Hazel Cave    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hermaine Hughes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, May 3, 2002, at her residence Mrs. Hermaine Hughes o

Mrs. Sarah Chafin    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
NORWOOD, Ga.-Mrs. Sarah J. "Lulie" Chafin, age 87, Atlanta Highway, Norwood, beloved wife of the late T

Mr. Lester Collier    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral services for Mr. Lester Collier, of Caddenwood Drive, 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 c

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.

Mrs. Hermaine Hughes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Hazel Cave (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Laura Bradham (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Carrie Vaughn (BAXLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Bishop (CONWAY, S.C.)

Mrs. Nell Devine (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Cunningham (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ms. Edith Roberts (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Rufus Lowe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Rebecca Booker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lucille Hoffman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Byron Williams Sr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Ms. Gail Henley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Brown (LOS ANGELES, Calif.)

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

Mr. James Cakley Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Bennie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred King (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Bryan Arrington (MATTHEWS, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Bennett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Lester Collier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jean Rogers (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Barry Mack (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Harriet Brown (SILVER SPRING, Md.)

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

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Mrs. Winnifred Barner (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Screws Sr. (DELLWOOD, Ga.)

Miss Frances Beard (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry Highfield (MONROEVILLE, Ala.)

CSM Conrad Stone (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ollie Irvin (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Fanny Carpenter (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Cuningham (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Correction
An editorial on Monday's Opinion page gave an incorrect home state for U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle. The senator is a Democrat from South Dakota. The Augusta Chronicle regrets the error.

No oil shortage; plenty is available
In 1909 Frederick Bergius patented a process for producing oil from coal. IG Farben bought the patent in the 1920s and proposed a program that would hopefully make Germany independent of foreign oil. Donald O. Lundquist, Augusta, Ga.

Curbing abuse in S.C.
If there's a statistic that South Carolina would most like to get rid of it's the disgraceful finding that the rate of men killing women in the state is twice the national average.

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.

Burma's new dawn
Thousands of well-wishers chanted "Long live Aung San Suu Kyi" as the Nobel laureate drove out of her lakeside villa after nearly two years of house arrest. Burma's pro-democracy leader and head of the National League for Democracy party, is the daughter of Burmese independence hero, Aung San.

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

President falters in Palestinian-Israeli struggle
Since the Sept. 11 attacks, President George W. Bush presented himself as a world superpower leader, and rightly so - until he came up against Israel. The past few weeks he faced a dramatic challenge to his authority from the Jewish state which is the chief U.S. ally in the Middle East and recipient of the largest chunk of our tax money. I.A. Jilani, Martinez, Ga.

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.

Color-code system fails
One woman lies injured in an Iowa hospital where she's listed in fair condition. A mail carrier has shrapnel in his arm and has lost some of his hearing. Another's worker's face and left arm are injured, and part of her thumb is missing. These and three other people were hurt last week during a series of pipe bomb explosions in America's heartland.

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

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.

Correction
An editorial on Monday's Opinion page gave an incorrect home state for U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle. The senator is a Democrat from South Dakota. The Augusta Chronicle regrets the error.

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.

It's simple; name the most qualified
Regarding the political logjam involving the appointment of a new night court magistrate for Aiken County, some of the recent rhetoric ignores the central issue. The question that should be asked by conscientious public servants is: Which of the two possible candidates is best qualified to fill the position. Bernard O'Bannon, North August, S.C.

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

Hodges is behaving like an idiot
Gov. Jim Hodges' threat to block plutonium shipments en route to the Savannah River Site reminds me of the days when Hanoi Jane Fonda was in Vietnam protesting against the United States of America. Someone needs to remind Gov. Anthony Fulmer, Windsor, S.C.

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.

Believes Bush is the right leader for Mideast peace
Herbert Edney's April 26 letter says George Bush is the wrong man for peace. I disagree. John Naglich, Evans, Ga.

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.

Lakeside tennis fans behave badly
I'm writing on the subject of sportsmanship, something that deserves the utmost attention in Augusta. I go to Thomas County Central High School where I am a member of the varsity tennis team. Patrick Morales, Thomas County, Ga.

Overtime

Derby winner War Emblem is off to the Preakness

Second-guessing the decision to sell War Emblem

Agassi, Safin, Roddick win first-round matches

Panthers advance to quarterfinals
The cream rises to the top, but sometimes vigorous stirring is required.

Second-guessing the decision to sell War Emblem
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Three weeks ago, selling War Emblem seemed the right thing to do for trainer Bobby Springer and owner Russell Reineman.

Agassi, Safin, Roddick win first-round matches
ROME -- Andre Agassi routed Nicolas Kiefer 6-3, 6-2 Monday in the opening round of the Rome Tennis Masters Series tournament.

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.

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
Top-seeded USC Aiken shot an 18-under-par 270 to take the lead in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Tournament on Monday at North Shore Country Club in Sneads Ferry, N.C.

Former Falcons tight end losing eyesight, independence
ATLANTA -- Jim "Meat" Mitchell could have been the poster boy for toughness as a tight end for the Atlanta Falcons in the 1970s.

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.

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.

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.

Credit-card sized digital camera available
The big deal about Logitech's new digital camera is that it is no big deal indeed.

Take a swing at Knockout Kings 2002
Boxing. The sweet science. Ali. Smokin' Joe. Sugar Ray.

'Bad-cell bomber' could help wipe out ailments like cancer
Disease-fighting drugs that can specifically target damaged cells could be a reality in the next 10 to 20 years, thanks in part to a recent Sandia National Laboratories discovery.

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.

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.

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.

Study: surgery patients fasting longer than necessary
DALLAS -- Despite liberalized guidelines that shorten pre-operation fasting times, many patients undergoing elective surgery still are instructed to go without food and liquids for excessive periods, according to a new study.

Alabama 4, Georgia 2

Richt addresses local Bulldog club

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.

Richt addresses local Bulldog club
Grand expectations are seldom in short supply for Georgia's football team, but they took a vacation last year.

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.

Powell finds a home 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.

Mississippi 4, South Carolina 2

Hayes spins a mellow mood
Those of you heartbroken when Savage Garden dissolved last year should be overjoyed to hear that one of the pop duo has a new album out.

Honor bound
Andrew Petry is willing to give up a few weeks of summer to get ahead.

Honor bound

Hayes spins a mellow mood

Xtreme calednar
The Augusta GreenJackets step up to the plate Tuesday against Savannah at 7:15 p.m. at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Milledge Road. The teams also play Wednesday and Thursday. To order tickets, call 736-7889. The GreenJackets will face Albany at 7:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:15 p.m. Sunday. Capital City comes to Augusta for a game at 7:15 p.m. Monday.

'Rookie' takes its time in telling

My ride
THE FACTS: William Robertson, 18, a senior at Greenbrier High School.

Xtreme calednar

Question of the week

Artists corner
Paul Byrne, 18, is a senior at Evans High School. He's been in the school's art program for four years and won the 10th District Congressional Art competition in 2001, when his work hung in the U.S. Capitol. Robot is colored pencil on paper.

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Question of the week
Q: Should senior pranks be allowed, or should pranksters be punished?

Your style
THE FACTS: Laura Ayres, 17, a senior at Cross Creek High School.

Artists corner

Sibling relations will always have their ups and downs
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I have a sister and a brother who are really nice to me, but sometimes they can get on my nerves. Does anyone else have sisters and brothers like that? - 14-year-old Augusta girl

Your style

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

'Rookie' takes its time in telling
Dennis Quaid stars as Jim Morris, a high school baseball coach whose minor league career as a pitcher ended with a shoulder injury. When the high school team's catcher asks Jim to throw after practice, Jim throws so hard the catcher has to ice his hand.

Man's truck stolen twice

Odds and ends

Study: surgery patients fasting longer than necessary

Two good CD burners

Soccer, surf and motocross games

'Bad-cell bomber' could help wipe out ailments like cancer

Jedi Outcast brings movie-like spectacle to the PC

The best Spidey game yet

Laptop vs. desktop for college students

Credit-card sized digital camera available