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.

Evans earns playoff berth

Major league baseball attendance down 5 percent

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.

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

Dodgers top Braves in extra innings

Dodgers top Braves in extra innings
ATLANTA - Brian Jordan and Gary Sheffield are two prideful men, both confident in their ability as baseball players, eager to make a point to their respective former teams.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - B.J. Surhoff was in a reflective mood Tuesday as he talked about his future, two weeks after his season-ending knee injury.

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

Braves notebook

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

Glavine continues to dazzle

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.

Georgia tourism figures diverge

Leaders say D.C. trip was success

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.

Business briefs

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.

Federal Reserve leaves key interest rate unchanged
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve left a key interest rate unchanged Tuesday, allowing Americans to continue to take advantage of some of the lowest borrowing costs in four decades.

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

Owner touts plant efficiency

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve left a key interest rate unchanged Tuesday, allowing Americans to continue to take advantage of some of the lowest borrowing costs in four decades.

Ross Dress for Less moves back to Augusta

Plant marks 12 years of safety
If the employees at DSM Resins' Augusta plant seem a little fanatic about workplace safety, it's because they don't want to end a 12-year streak.

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.

Business will split into two companies
Seventy-five years after Owen Cheatham founded Georgia-Pacific Corp. in Augusta, the company's board of directors returned and announced the birth of a new, $12 billion corporation.

Worker productivity shoots up 8.6 percent
WASHINGTON -- Worker productivity, a key ingredient to the economy's long-term vitality, shot up at an annual rate of 8.6 percent in the first quarter, the best performance in nearly 19 years.

Business briefs

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.

Federal Reserve leaves key interest rate unchanged

Company holds off on natural gas

Worker productivity shoots up 8.6 percent

Business will split into two companies

Davis recuperating at home

Davis recuperating at home
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson women's basketball coach Jim Davis doesn't sound capable right now of shouting out plays or urging his team to keep its hands up on defense.

Report: Contact made with Mike Alden about Clemson job
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- University of Missouri athletic director Mike Alden has been contacted about the athletic directorship at Clemson, The Kansas City Star reported Tuesday.

Report: Contact made with Mike Alden about Clemson job

SEC investigates payments to former Tennessee QB

SEC investigates payments to former Tennessee QB
MOBILE, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference is investigating two alleged payments in 1999 to Tennessee quarterback Tee Martin by a Mobile businesswoman through a sportswriter who knew Martin.

Clubmakers induct Augustan into hall of fame

Yes to RR relocation

Curbing abuse in S.C.

No excuses

Chip off the old block

Color-code system fails

Burma's new dawn

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.

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

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.

In the know
The Public Television special Search for the First Human examines the astonishing discovery in Kenya in 2000 of what are thought to be the oldest human bones in existence. Scientists discuss the finding and what it could mean for the theory of evolution. It airs at 9 tonight on WEBA-TV (Channel 14) and on WCES-TV (Channel 20).

Small portions
In some parts of the United States, the arrival of spring isn't heralded by the robin but by wild onions known in Appalachia as ramps and in the Great Lakes region as wild leeks. These plants, with their spicy leaves and small bulbs, are used in salads or to season soups and sauces.

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.

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

'Spidey' strings a box-office web that's a tough act to follow
LOS ANGELES -- Its record $114.8 million debut puts "Spider-Man," the new superhero of film franchises, in position to give even "Star Wars" a run for its money as the year's biggest hit.

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.

Shrimp is an easy, yet elegant dish
Instead of standing in line Mother's Day waiting for a table for lunch or dinner, whip up my quick and elegant Lemony Shrimp Picatta.

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.

Daffy Diller pulls out of the funny business
LOS ANGELES - Phyllis Diller is hanging up her wigs and ending her road career as a purveyor of raucous one-liners that skewered fads, fancies, imaginary husband Fang and her own cosmetic surgery.

Blending wineyards add interesting texture
How complicated is it to make wine? I mean, you crush some grapes, throw them in a fermenting tank for a while, pump the wine into a bunch of barrels, let it age for a bit and - voila, a few bottles of Chateau Mouton Rothschild!

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 11, Clemson 0

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

Sand Gnats rout Jackets
The Augusta GreenJackets pitching staff has little margin for error these days, given an offense that ranks last in the South Atlantic League in hitting.

Tiger gets his face on a credit card in Canada

PGA Tour to return to Charlotte next year

Sorenstam commits to Asahi Ryokuken

If there's a tournament, Quigley will be there
When the Senior PGA Tour asked Dana Quigley for some biographical information, he listed baseball, hockey, sports, planes and boats as interests.

Woods doesn't like new Masters policy
IRVING, Texas -- The new Masters policy for past champions won't affect Tiger Woods for the next 39 years, but he said Tuesday he wishes Augusta National Golf Club had shown a little more flexibility.

Woods doesn't like new Masters policy

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.

If there's a tournament, Quigley will be there

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.

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.

GreenJackets scouting report

Sand Gnats rout Jackets

GHSA discussing future classification changes in football
THOMASTON, Ga. -- Hoping to equalize the competition in the football playoffs, the Georgia High School Association is considering a new classification made up of 32 of the largest schools in the state, 29 in the metro Atlanta area.

Blues 6, Red Wings 1
ST. LOUIS -- Keith Tkachuk had his first playoff hat trick as the St. Louis Blues put a huge dent in Dominik Hasek's aura of invincibility, beating the Detroit Red Wings 6-1 Tuesday night.

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

No panic showing in patient Senators

Blues remain confident heading into Game 3

No panic showing in patient Senators
OTTAWA -- Defenseman Wade Redden recalls how poorly the Ottawa Senators faced adversity in previous postseasons.

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.

Blues 6, Red Wings 1

Thrashers re-sign Odgers for one year

Senators 3, Maple Leafs 2

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.

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.

Two injured in Aiken house fire
AIKEN - An early morning house fire sent a father to the hospital and left his son with second-degree burns, Aiken Public Safety reported Wednesday.

Elusive robbery suspect arrested
An elusive suspect wanted in a recent rash of convenience store hold-ups and the shooting of a Partridge Inn manager was captured in South Carolina Tuesday after a standoff with police.

Connell will not seek reelection
House Representative Jack Connell, the third most-tenured legislator in the Georgia House of Representatives and one of Augusta's most influential state politicians, announced Wednesday he will not seek reelection next year.

Swimming in river is a right

It's simple; name the most qualified

No oil shortage; plenty is available

Lakeside tennis fans behave badly

Don't destroy historic DeLaigle home

Augusta should enforce public drunkenness laws on river

Hodges is behaving like an idiot

Justice wasn't served in son's death

Believes Bush is the right leader for Mideast peace

Give all teachers psychiatric exam

President falters in Palestinian-Israeli struggle

Squirt bottles have become water pistols at school

Small portions

Blending wineyards add interesting texture

In the know

Shrimp is an easy, yet elegant dish

Tony nominations unveiled

'Spidey' strings a box-office web that's a tough act to follow

Daffy Diller pulls out of the funny business

Senior calendar

In the know

Small changes can make a big impact on lifestyle

Former chimney sweep's likeness transferred to a doll

Digging for dinner

Lynx notebook

Lynx notebook
Coach Jim Burton's plans for the Augusta Lynx in 2002-03 remain in a holding pattern, at least for the time being.

Schrenko mends from ladder fall

Mayor's focus is Aiken's growth
AIKEN - Communication is the most effective way to deal with Aiken's continuing growth, which isn't letting up anytime soon, Mayor Fred Cavanaugh said during his State of the City address Tuesday.

List honors area schools

City officials outline plan for cleanup

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.

Fatalities mount on area roads

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

Mayor's focus is Aiken's growth

Editorial page editor will leave in June
Suzanne Downing, the editorial page editor of The Augusta Chronicle since February 2000, will leave her post in June to start a media and political strategy company in Jacksonville, Fla.

News you can use

Lawyers seek delay in slaying trial
A judge could decide this week whether to keep May 20 as the opening date for the death penalty trial of Katherine Melissa Conway, who is charged in the 1995 execution-style killing of an Augusta couple.

Around town

Two injured in Aiken house fire

Elusive robbery suspect arrested

Across the southeast
Two officers, suspect shot in bank robbery

Army admits to post breach
Despite tightened security at Fort Gordon after Sept. 11, a man entered the post with a loaded .38-caliber revolver, found his way into a restroom at Eisenhower Army Medical Center and wounded himself.

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 Georgia
LEESBURG -A high school senior was expelled three weeks before graduation after school officials found two steak knives in the bed of his pickup truck.

Correction

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -More debate is expected today on the proposed cigarette tax increase that most people thought died in budget talks last month.

Sponsors want to rework mail-diploma bill

Across the area
A Salley woman wanted on charges of cruelty for keeping more than 180 dogs and her son in squalid conditions turned herself in to authorities Tuesday.

News you can use
MAY 8, 1956 A 65-year-old Columbia County woman, burned in an accident at her home, died yesterday, according to hospital attendants.

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

In Allgood's honor
Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker, of Augusta, speaks during a ceremony dedicating Augusta Technical College's Allied Health Sciences Building in memory of Thelma "T" Ray Allgood, who died with her husband in a plane crash two years ago. Mrs. Allgood, a registered nurse, taught at Augusta Technical College. The dedication ceremony was held Tuesday at Augusta Tech.

The new faces of caution
Rand McGee's 3-year-old daughter, Makenzie, can be seen every day on the side of Interstate 20 in Columbia County asking motorists to drive safe for the sake of her dad.

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.

Augusta approves finance director
Augusta's newly hired finance director, David Persaud, is scheduled to begin work June 3.

Society wants houses to stay

Society leader stirs dispute

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.

Honored schools share some traits

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.

Leaders agree on tax division

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.

Train alliance pitched

In Allgood's honor

Augusta approves finance director

Grant will help fund campus walk

Subscriber of the day

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina

Subscriber of the day

News you can use

Woman knows walk's effect

The new faces of caution

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Marc T. Wilson of Augusta.

Lawyers seek delay in slaying trial

Correction
In Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle, the caption with the photo of Jessye Norman's news conference misidentified the Rev. Linda Scales of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Augusta. The Chronicle regrets the error.

Mobley withdraws from race
Republican 12th District congressional candidate Cleve Mobley said Tuesday he is stepping out of the race.

Autopsy prevents death penalty
District Attorney Danny Craig said he cannot seek the death penalty in the slaying of Butler High School student Stephanie Nicole Burnett.

Connell will not seek reelection

Woman knows walk's effect
AIKEN - When Lynn Drinkwater got involved with the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life four years ago, she wasn't thinking about herself.

Pipe bomb suspect identified

Crews prepare for fires' escape
FOLKSTON, Ga. - As two wildfires in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge continue to grow, the Georgia Forestry Commission is making preparations to battle the blazes if they escape the world-famous swamp.

Mobley withdraws from race

Sponsors want to rework mail-diploma bill
A piece of legislation meant to block mail-order high school diplomas from being used to gain employment or admission to college will be discussed again today in the Senate.

City pay plan favors top ranks

Concerns led state to close youth facility

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

Across the southeast

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.

Pipe bomb suspect identified

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.

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

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.

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.

Crews prepare for fires' escape

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.

Across the area

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.

Commission delays salary changes after outcry
Augusta commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to postpone any changes to city salaries, citing an overwhelmingly negative response to proposed pay raises for several high-ranking government employees.

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.

Across Georgia

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

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

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.

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

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

Army admits to post breach

Summit to focus on jury system

Correction

Loudon speedway planning to install soft walls
LOUDON, N.H. -- Soft walls will be installed at New Hampshire International Speedway in time for its Winston Cup race in July.

Rudd, disenchanted with NASCAR's future, considering retirement

Castroneves gets warm welcome in return to Indy
INDIANAPOLIS -- Helio Castroneves was welcomed back to Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the champion he is.

NASCAR announces Richmond fines

Soft walls hold up in first live test

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

NASCAR announces Richmond fines
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR fined crew chiefs Todd Parrott and Marc Reno $2,500 each Tuesday for rules infractions at Richmond International Raceway last weekend.

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

Stewart rules Richmond track

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.

Castroneves gets warm welcome in return to Indy

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.

Suspension hurt Hornets, but Magloire is back for Game 2

Nets: Kidd was robbed of MVP award
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- While Jason Kidd was gracious on Tuesday, his coach and New Jersey Nets teammates were disappointed at reports that Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs will win the NBA's MVP award.

Nets: Kidd was robbed of MVP award

Mavericks 110, Kings 102

Nets 102, Hornets 88
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jason Kidd didn't much resemble an MVP, which didn't really matter with Lucious Harris playing as well as any sixth man in the league.

Rick Carlisle wins NBA Coach of Year

Rick Carlisle wins NBA Coach of Year
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Rick Carlisle won the NBA Coach of the Year award on Tuesday after leading the Detroit Pistons to the Central Division title in his first year with the team.

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.

Nets 102, Hornets 88

Former Falcons tight end losing eyesight, independence

Mrs. Louise Thomas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Xavier Cummings    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Infant Xavier Yuarneil Cummings, five months, died May 4, 2002. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Glovers Funeral Home

Mr. Willie Johnson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest May 6, 2002, Mr. Willie Johnson Jr., 70, of Cumming Road. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Mr. Johnson, a native of Aiken County was a deacon of Bethlehem Baptist Church, North August

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

Featured obituary: Mrs. Rebecca Booker
Childhood memories for Anthony Williams will be filled with dreams of sweet potato and marshmallow pies and homemade biscuits, all thanks to his grandmother Rebecca Booker.

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. James Marranci    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - A memorial service for Mr. James Allen Marranci will be hel

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

Mr. Samuel Grant Jr.    (TENNILLE, Ga.)
TENNILLE, Ga. - Mr. Samuel Grant Jr., 21,

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

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

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

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

Mr. Barry Mack    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
LOUISVI

Mr. Malcom Prosser    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Malcom Prosser, age 75, of Riddleville Road, Sandersville, died Monday night, May 6, at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services wi

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

Mrs. Helen Kish    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Helen Eubanks Kish, 84, of Lee Street, entered into rest Monday evening at St. Joseph Hospital. Graveside services will be Thursday at 4

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

Mrs. Miley Hardamon    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Miley Curry Hardamon, 56, of Senate Street, died Friday, May 3, 2002. Services will be 1 p.m., Thursday, at Mt. Harris Missionary Baptist Church.

Lt. J.L. Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

E2 Latoya Dye    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Sarah Chafin    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
NORWOOD, Ga. - Mrs. Sarah J. "Lulie" Chafin, age 87, Atlanta Highway, Norwood, beloved wife of the late Thomas Leon Chafin, entered into rest Monday, May 6, 2002, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center, Thomson

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

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

Mrs. Lucille Hoffman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Booker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, May 4, 2002, at University Hospital, Mrs. Rebecca Booker of Bussey Road. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Willie J. Jackson offi

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

Mr. Tillman Beck    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Entered into rest on Monday, May 6, 2002, Mr. Tillman R. Beck, husband of Mrs. Ceceli

Mr. Robert Cunningham    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. C.L. Somers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marie Pinkham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest May 7, 2002, at Eisenhower Medical Center, Mrs. Marie Pinkham. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Hatcher Funeral Home, Augusta.

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. Rufus Lowe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Thursday, May 2, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mr.

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

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, at Bellevue Memorial Gardens

Ms. Hazel Cave    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Haynes    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mary Poston "Jimmye" Haynes, 78, of Columbia, will be held noon Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at Eau Claire Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Fred S.

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

Mrs. Vivian Gresh    (AIKEN, S.C.)
TWA AIKEN, S.C. - A memorial service for Mrs. Vivian A. Gresh will be Friday, May 10, 2002, at 11:30 a.m., at First Baptist Ch

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

Ms. Gloria Garrison    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Gloria Jean Garrison, 61, entered into rest Sunday, May 5, 2002. Graveside services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Sunset Memory Gardens, with

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

Mrs. Sara Dennis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest May 7, 2002, at University Hospital, Mrs. Sara Newsome Dennis, 82, beloved wife of 53 years of Mr. Francis Spain Dennis Jr. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Aldersgate U

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

Mrs. Barbara Commons    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - A memorial service for Mrs. Barbara J. Commons will be private. Mrs. Commons, 73, of Aiken, and a former 30 year resident of Crystal River, Fla., wife of Mr. Robert "B

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

Ms. Carrie Carpenter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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. Rebecca Booker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Xavier Cummings (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Harriet Brown (SILVER SPRING, Md.)

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

Mr. Alfred King (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Samuel Grant Jr. (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert Cunningham (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Sara Dennis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred King (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Rebecca Booker

Mr. Lester Collier (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Chafin (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Ms. Gloria Garrison (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Malcom Prosser (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Rebecca Booker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Booker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Haynes (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Mrs. Jean Rogers (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Rufus Lowe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Frances Beard (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Charles Bennett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Marranci (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Kish (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hermaine Hughes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Carrie Carpenter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Barry Mack (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

Featured obituary: Mrs. Lucille Hoffman

Mrs. Willie Brown (LOS ANGELES, Calif.)

Mrs. Marie Pinkham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Miley Hardamon (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ms. Hazel Cave (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille Hoffman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Gail Henley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Edith Roberts (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Bennie Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ollie Irvin (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Johnny Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fanny Carpenter (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Rufus Lowe (AUGUSTA, 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.

Squirt bottles have become water pistols at school
Water guns have been popular since before I was in school in the 1960s. We'd bring them to school, mainly on the last day of classes so we wouldn't get in trouble and be sent home. B. Redfearn, Martinez

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.

Don't destroy historic DeLaigle home
I have been living in Augusta for almost a year, so granted I am new to the scene, but every day something in this paper catches my eye and makes me shake my head in embarrassment. Today (May 2) it was the article concerning the possible destruction of the DeLaigle house (the soon-to-be vacant district attorney's office) on Greene Street. Tim Kelly, Augusta

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

No excuses
Teachers have it a good deal easier in middle- or upper-income communities, where students are generally attentive and parents are involved in their children's education; teaching in low-income or poverty-stricken schools, where kids often come from broken homes or where there are other serious family or social problems, is a lot harder.

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.

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.

Chip off the old block
"I'm smarter than George Bush. I've eaten with George Bush and there are people in this room smarter than George Bush. If I had been in office, I wouldn't have ignored this stuff in the Middle East for a year and a half."

Yes to RR relocation
The Augusta Commission for several years has been looking for ways to reroute Norfolk and Southern railroad tracks out of the downtown area. There is nothing more of an impediment to healthy downtown business development than those infernal tracks.

Justice wasn't served in son's death
On Aug. 15, 1998, my only son, Jeremy Kelly, was killed by a drunken driver, Tammy Hornsby. She was charged with felony driving while under the influence and driving with a suspended license for the sixth time. Patricia Kelly, Aiken, S.C.

Swimming in river is a right
Swimming in the Savannah River is a God-given right that is endangered by people wanting to dictate other people's lives. People who want to take away our freedoms should be ashamed of themselves. Brian Russell Brown, Augusta

Augusta should enforce public drunkenness laws on river
We in Augusta are truly blessed to have a natural resource like the Savannah River so close to us. Over the years, millions come to enjoy its beauty, the nature that lives there and its cold, cold water. Derrick Newkirk, 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.

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.

Give all teachers psychiatric exam
Regarding The Chronicle's recent news story concerning background checks of substitute teachers: Regular teachers should also have a more stringent background check. It is the shortage of teachers that allows many teachers to continue teaching with past criminal histories. I also believe that teachers should go through an extensive psychiatric evaluation. Rob Strickland, Cumming, Ga.

Agassi, Safin, Roddick win first-round matches

Overtime

Second-guessing the decision to sell War Emblem

Sampras loses in first round in Rome

Lady Panthers advance in playoffs

Stallions notebook

Overtime

Butler wrestler going to Anderson

Butler wrestler going to Anderson
Butler's Brian Kaufman became the first-ever Bulldog to sign a wrestling scholarship Tuesday when the 185-pounder accepted a grant-in-aid from Anderson (S.C.) College.

Overtime
Third-ranked USC Aiken shot a team 6-under-par 282 Tuesday to take a 14-stroke lead in the second round of the 54-hole NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Tournament at Sneads Ferry, N.C.

Lady Panthers advance in playoffs
The gold Region 3-AAAA trophy still sits on the sidelines each game, waiting for the Lakeside girls soccer team to complete the win and hoist it once again for all the parent photographers sitting in the bleachers.

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.

Sampras loses in first round in Rome
ROME -- Pete Sampras admits he's having a tough time finding the will to win.

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.

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.

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

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.

Stallions notebook
As the Augusta Stallions (4-0) rolled through the first quarter of their season unscathed, quarterback Glen Gauntt has posted some impressive numbers.

Easing pain with brain implants
Brain surgeons are no longer content with mere cutting or burning. Now, they are increasingly turning to implanted electrical devices - battery- powered pacemakers for the brain - to tweak faulty neural circuits.

'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.

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

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.

DOE blasts Hodges' plutonium ad
COLUMBIA - Politics raised its election-year head again Tuesday in South Carolina's plutonium fight with the U.S. Department of Energy.

Study: tea is good for your heart
DALLAS -- Heavy tea drinking could reduce the risk of dying after a heart attack, a study suggests.

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

Internet provides link with home for troops in Afghanistan
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- U.S. forces hunting down al-Qaida and Taliban fighters have brought more than just firepower to this dust-ridden Afghan air base.

A teaching tool for medical students
SARASOTA, Fla. - The patient's head, cocked to one side and detached from its torso, does not move. But the eyelids blink, the pupils dilate.

'Personal people meter' promises better TV, radio ratings
LOS ANGELES -- In a world with hundreds of television channels, figuring out who's watching what is about to get easier.

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

Richt addresses local Bulldog club

Clubmakers induct Augustan into hall of fame
The news came out of the blue.

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:

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

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

Question of the week

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

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

Honor bound

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.

Your style

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.

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

'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.

Xtreme calednar

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

Artists corner

Hayes spins a mellow mood

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Credit-card sized digital camera available

Study: surgery patients fasting longer than necessary

A teaching tool for medical students

DOE blasts Hodges' plutonium ad

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

'Personal people meter' promises better TV, radio ratings

Easing pain with brain implants

Internet provides link with home for troops in Afghanistan