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

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

Glavine continues to dazzle

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.

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.

Braves notebook

Sain, Bartholomay will join Braves hall

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Federal Reserve leaves key interest rate unchanged

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.

Business will split into two companies

Georgia tourism figures diverge

Owner touts plant efficiency

Business briefs

Company holds off on natural gas

Worker productivity shoots up 8.6 percent

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

Davis recuperating at home

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.

SEC investigates payments to former Tennessee QB

Clubmakers induct Augustan into hall of fame

Curbing abuse in S.C.

Color-code system fails

Yes to RR relocation

Chip off the old block

Burma's new dawn

No excuses

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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!

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sorenstam commits to Asahi Ryokuken

PGA Tour to return to Charlotte next year

Woods doesn't like new Masters policy

If there's a tournament, Quigley will be there

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.

Tiger gets his face on a credit card in Canada

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.

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

Senators 3, Maple Leafs 2

No panic showing in patient Senators

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.

Thrashers re-sign Odgers for one year

Blues remain confident heading into Game 3

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.

Blues 6, Red Wings 1

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

President falters in Palestinian-Israeli struggle

Squirt bottles have become water pistols at school

Believes Bush is the right leader for Mideast peace

It's simple; name the most qualified

Hodges is behaving like an idiot

Don't destroy historic DeLaigle home

No oil shortage; plenty is available

Give all teachers psychiatric exam

Justice wasn't served in son's death

Augusta should enforce public drunkenness laws on river

Swimming in river is a right

Lakeside tennis fans behave badly

Digging for dinner

Small changes can make a big impact on lifestyle

In the know

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

Senior calendar

In the know

Shrimp is an easy, yet elegant dish

Daffy Diller pulls out of the funny business

Former chimney sweep's likeness transferred to a doll

Small portions

Blending wineyards add interesting texture

Tony nominations unveiled

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.

Lynx notebook

List honors area schools

Connell will not seek reelection

Correction

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Army admits to post breach

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.

Two injured in Aiken house fire

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.

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.

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.

Subscriber of the day

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.

Across Georgia

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

Woman knows walk's effect

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

Crews prepare for fires' escape

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Train alliance pitched

Around town

Across South Carolina

Fatalities mount on area roads

Mayor's focus is Aiken's growth

Summit to focus on jury system

Augusta approves finance director

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.

Honored schools share some traits

Pipe bomb suspect identified

City pay plan favors top ranks

Sponsors want to rework mail-diploma bill

Across the southeast

Leaders agree on tax division

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.

Across the area

Concerns led state to close youth facility

Mobley withdraws from race

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.

Lawyers seek delay in slaying trial

The new faces of caution

City officials outline plan for cleanup

Across the southeast
Two officers, suspect shot in bank robbery

News you can use

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.

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.

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.

News you can use

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.

Grant will help fund campus walk

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.

In Allgood's honor

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.

Society leader stirs dispute

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.

Society wants houses to stay

Subscriber of the day

Pipe bomb suspect identified

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.

Correction

Elusive robbery suspect arrested

Schrenko mends from ladder fall

Across South Carolina

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Soft walls hold up in first live test

Castroneves gets warm welcome in return to Indy

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

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.

NASCAR announces Richmond fines

Stewart rules Richmond track

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.

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.

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

Rudd, disenchanted with NASCAR's future, considering retirement

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.

Nets 102, Hornets 88

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.

Rick Carlisle wins NBA Coach of Year

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.

Mavericks 110, Kings 102

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: Kidd was robbed of MVP award

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.

Former Falcons tight end losing eyesight, independence

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    (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

Mr. Robert Cunningham    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

E2 Latoya Dye    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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. Lucille Hoffman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rebecca Booker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Mr. C.L. Somers    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Lt. J.L. Jones    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Carrie Carpenter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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. 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

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

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

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

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

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. 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.)
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Mr. Barry Mack    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
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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

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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

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

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

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.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

Second-guessing the decision to sell War Emblem

Agassi, Safin, Roddick win first-round matches

Overtime

Butler wrestler going to Anderson

Stallions notebook

Lady Panthers advance in playoffs

Sampras loses in first round in Rome

Overtime

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

'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.

'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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Your style

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

Hayes spins a mellow mood

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

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.

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

Artists corner

'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.

Question of the week

Xtreme calednar

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

411
Tap into the wisdom of the ages with the click of your mouse. At www.creativequotations.com you can find quotes to spruce up school essays or add flare to speeches and love letters. Browse through a list of punchy proverbs from more than 300 countries and cultures. Example: "When ideas fail, words come in very handy." - Goethe.

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:

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

Honor bound

'Rookie' takes its time in telling

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.

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.

411

'Personal people meter' promises better TV, radio ratings

Easing pain with brain implants

Credit-card sized digital camera available

A teaching tool for medical students

DOE blasts Hodges' plutonium ad

Study: surgery patients fasting longer than necessary

Internet provides link with home for troops in Afghanistan

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

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