Medical movies can cure boredom

Club calendar

Concert calendar

Video watch
JUST OUT: Ocean's 11 and Waking Life.

Country trio back from detour off road to success
Here's a little secret about McBride & The Ride's new album and new single (their first in seven years) being released May 21: When you hear (Momma's Got a) Squeeze Box off the trio's new Dualtone release, Amarillo Sky, you won't hear a squeeze box.

Club calendar
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a sampling of specials and entertainment at area nightclubs:

Mini reviews

Applause calendar
BE A TOURIST IN YOUR OWN HOMETOWN: Augusta Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau celebration of National Tourism Week; 9, 10 and 11 a.m. today, free tours of The Augusta Chronicle printing press; 1-5 p.m. Saturday, free admission at Augusta Museum of History, Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson, Cotton Exchange Welcome Center and Museum, Ezekiel Harris House, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, Morris Museum of Art, Springfield Village Park and Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, discounted admission at Fort Discovery and Augusta Golf & Gardens; 823-6600.

Country trio back from detour off road to success

Concert calendar
GARDEN CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL: Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Riverwalk Augusta; performers include Drivin' N' Cryin', Jemani, Tara Scheyer, Living Room Legends, Redbelly, Horsepower, Juice, Neato Torpedo, Galen Kipar, Sibin, 420 Outback, Tropico Salsa, Shark Devilles, Jazz All-Stars, Deathstar, Soul On Ice, Kitty Snyder, Jennifer Daniels, Vagabonds, Vellotones, Ph Balance and John Kolbeck; gates open 10 a.m.; $6 advance, available at Greater Augusta Arts Council office, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; $7 day of show, no charge 10 and younger; free children's area, drum circle, arts and crafts sale; sponsored by Greater Augusta Arts Council; 826-4702.

Talking with 'New Guy' star DJ Qualls

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater location for today through Thursday. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times.

Rockin' on the River

Talking with 'New Guy' star DJ Qualls
DJ Qualls had his share of raunchiness as one of the guys in "Road Trip." In "The New Guy," he hopes to spread a more uplifting message.

Standing ovations

Medical movies can cure boredom
Going to the doctor makes me squeamish. I'm not sure if it's because of all the sick people, the omnipresent threat of injections or a well-founded worry that I'll be asked to cough. But for whatever reason, I've never had patience for being a patient. I literally have to be sweating blood and passing out in two-minute intervals before I'll seek the advice of a trained medical professional.

Pancake pocket a cafe specialty

Stripped-down method both good, bad for Hill
Four years ago, ex-Fugee Lauryn Hill released The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, a lush collection of songs that prefigured the current neo-soul movement, garnered massive critical and popular acclaim and established Ms. Hill as a solo artist to be reckoned with.

Applause calendar

Evans band leader credits students for success
The administration at Evans High School has a wall dedicated to the playing exploits of its students. But you won't find linebackers padded up for battle or steely-eyed

Evans band leader credits students for success

Standing ovations
The Garden City Barbershop Chorus of Augusta will present Down Harmony Lane. The performance will feature numbers by the chorus and by the quartets Educated Guess, Them, the Instigators and the Harmonics. Tickets are $12, $5 for age 12 and younger. For more information, call (803) 279-8283.

Video watch

Pancake pocket a cafe specialty
Tom Paculis wants to cook you breakfast - and lunch - and an early dinner.

Rockin' on the River
The metamorphosis is complete.

Stripped-down method both good, bad for Hill

Prep baseball scores

Razorbacks stay alive
Ian Bednarski was bouncing around Cross Creek's baseball field with a big ice bag on his right shoulder and a grin on his face after Thursday's doubleheader.

Panthers pounce Jackets

Strawberry serving sentence at Gainesville prison
TAMPA, Fla. -- Darryl Strawberry has started serving his prison sentence for violating probation, and officials are considering putting him in a substance abuse program.

Pitching propels Patriots
Two brilliant pitching performances, and an offensive explosion gave top-seeded Westside (22-5) what it needed to sweep No. 4 Thomasville, 7-0 and 17-0, in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs on Thursday.

Harlem can't overcome odds
Harlem baseball coach Jimmie Lewis said all along his team would struggle. Too much youth and too much inexperience, he claimed.

Reds' unexpected rise reminiscent of '99

Hawks find new success on diamond
The Washington County baseball team went 19-7 this season and is in the Georgia state playoffs for the first time since 1972.

Panthers pounce Jackets
After nine long years, Lakeside is back in the second round of the baseball playoffs.

Georgia Prep baseball playoff capsules
Here are capsules for area prep baseball playoff matchups.

'Pack sweep Trojans
If a case was ever presented to reduce the number of teams competing in the Georgia High School Association state baseball playoffs, Exhibit A would be Thursday's first-round Class AAAA series between Greenbrier and Dougherty at the Brierpatch.

Strawberry serving sentence at Gainesville prison

Prep baseball scores
Here are scores from area prep baseball action.

Harlem can't overcome odds

'Pack sweep Trojans

Georgia Prep baseball playoff capsules

Agitated Sosa denies sign stealing

Hawks find new success on diamond

Razorbacks stay alive

Agitated Sosa denies sign stealing
CHICAGO -- Sammy Sosa denied suggestions by St. Louis pitching coach Dave Duncan that Cubs coaches signaled him pitch locations during a game against the Cardinals.

Reds' unexpected rise reminiscent of '99
CINCINNATI -- Junior's not in the lineup. Hardly anyone is in the stands. A group of up-and-comers is defying the small-market odds and winning games.

It's hard to find leisure time to finish a book

Ex-Brave haunts Atlanta

Braves notebook

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - In a stark reminder of the state of the Atlanta Braves offense, second baseman Marcus Giles and catcher Javy Lopez were among a handful of players taking early batting practice Thursday afternoon.

Moss gets first win as Brave

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - No, Damian Moss wasn't hearing voices, though it would have been understandable if he had.

Moss gets first win as Brave
ATLANTA - OK, it wasn't Rugby Union, but you have to figure pub patrons throughout Sydney, Australia, were hoisting their Fosters in salute to native son Damian Moss on Thursday night.

Ex-Brave haunts Atlanta
ATLANTA - Before the start of the Atlanta Braves series with the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday night, someone had the idea of blaring the 1976 Thin Lizzy tune, The Boys are Back in Town, over the Turner Field public address system.

Braves notebook

Lobbyists, Congress try to stop plan to tax stock options
WASHINGTON -- Corporate lobbyists and members of Congress are lining up to oppose a plan by the Internal Revenue Service to collect payroll taxes on stock options. The benefit is used by high-tech companies and others to attract and motivate millions of employees.

New discovery details city's financial history
With cloth gloves and a gentle touch, Gordon Blaker turns the yellowed pages of Georgia Railroad and Banking Co.'s map book, pointing out peculiarities as he goes.

Augusta BBB makes management change

Business briefs

Pooler OKs car plant zoning
SAVANNAH - It's not exactly true that Savannah is in the running for a DaimlerChrysler plant that would build Sprinter vans and provide at least 2,000 new jobs.

New claims for unemployment benefits decline

Molded by demand
Harlem-based Georgia Vitrified Clay Co. passed its centennial mark this week.

Molded by demand

New discovery details city's financial history

Lobbyists, Congress try to stop plan to tax stock options

Augusta BBB makes management change
The Augusta Better Business Bureau Inc. has a new man in charge.

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - For the third week in a row, fewer Americans filed new claims for unemployment insurance, suggesting the pace of layoffs is moderating.

New claims for unemployment benefits decline
WASHINGTON -- New claims for unemployment insurance fell for the third straight week, suggesting the economic recovery is motivating companies to lay off fewer workers. But that doesn't mean they will be in a rush to hire.

Non-denominated stamp at new 37-cent rate to go on sale June 7
WASHINGTON -- New stamps worth 37 cents but with no value printed on them will go on sale June 7 to help meet demand in response to the rate increase.

Tigers top Wofford
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson stole seven bases on their way to a 9-2 win against Wofford on Wednesday night.

Tigers top Wofford

Wage hikes fair?

More salary inflation

Exiles unwanted

Connell's legacy

Violence begets violence

NBC dominates week in the ratings
NEW YORK -- NBC celebrated its 75th anniversary with a dominating week in the Nielsen Media Research ratings, taking the lead during the important May "sweeps" period.

'Star Wars' remains king of film franchises
LOS ANGELES -- Its last installment proved a critical disappointment. Once the trendsetter on visual effects, it lost out in that category to an edgy upstart at the Academy Awards the last time around. Surrounded by fresh-faced film serials, it no longer holds clear claim as the year's most anticipated movie.

'X-Men' still tops list of superhero movies
Even superpowers can't always speed the pace at which a comic-book hero becomes a movie icon.

Capsules
Education appears to have a powerful anti-aging effect: a college degree, for example, can confer 10 additional years of healthy life on its holder compared with someone without one.

Malt beverages offer an alternative to beer
Vodka purveyor Smirnoff recently hit the jackpot with a drink that doesn't include vodka at all.

Pacers
Who sets the pace for Augusta-Aiken's medical community? If you're a medical professional, send information on your promotion, activity or academic achievement to PACEMAKERS.

In the know
There are days when it's not a good idea to learn to sail, and on those days beginners can turn to the Web to read all about the basics and prepare for their first few times on the water. This sailing course and instruction Web site www.sailingusa.info says it aims to present basic and some advanced information about keel sailboats and sailing in U.S. waters for the beginning sailor. Included on this site are videos on how to sail and tie knots, JavaScript calculators for estimating sailboat stability, power and weight for size and maximum hull speed. There is even an online examination to test your fundamental nautical knowledge.

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, fitness and health activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle.

Hardy hibiscus

Azalea problems call for sleuthing
Q: I have an azalea that is slowly dying. The leaves on the ends of the branches wilt and then turn brown. This is followed by the branch itself turning brown on the leaf end and then dying. I need help in stopping this problem.

Hardy hibiscus
The hibiscus flower worn behind the ear of a Tahitian beauty is not from Tahiti at all. It is actually native to Southeast Asia and was brought to the South Pacific by early traders. This icon of the tropical garden has been bred into dozens of luscious colors.

Jackets routs Mercer
MACON, Ga. -- Matthew Boggs had five hits and three RBIs and Georgia Tech jumped on Mercer for 17 runs in the first five innings Wednesday night on its way to a 20-7 victory.

Augusta snaps three-game skid
Wil Ledezma overpowered the Savannah Sand Gnats for five innings, but when you're a member of the star-crossed Augusta GreenJackets rotation, overpowering guarantees nothing.

GreenJackets scouting report
South Georgia Waves (Dodgers) at Augusta GreenJackets (Red Sox)

Same old story for the Jackets
Arnie Beyeler is open for suggestions.

The decades have made us forget vinyl car roofs

Inkster savoring victory heading into title defense

Jaguars face next step
The Augusta State golf team is seeded sixth in next week's 27-team NCAA East Regional golf tournament at Settindown Creek in Roswell, Ga.

Course will probably be tougher than last year for seniors
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ed Dougherty figures his record 22-under-par total in last year's TD Waterhouse Championship won't even be approached in this week's water-soaked event.

Confidence for Molder, rust for Tiger

Inkster savoring victory heading into title defense
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Juli Inkster is trying to follow up her first victory of the year by successfully defending her only 2001 title.

Pacers win region

Jaguars face next step

Daly faces major battles to preserve his health

Confidence for Molder, rust for Tiger
IRVING, Texas -- Coming off his first top-10 finish of the year on the PGA Tour, Bryce Molder had plenty of confidence Thursday and posted a 7-under 63 for a share of the lead in the Byron Nelson Classic.

Pacers win region
SNEADS FERRY, N.C. - With a dominating performance in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional tournament, third-ranked USC Aiken is primed to make a run at its first NCAA title in golf.

Tiger returns under the eye of Lord Byron
IRVING, Texas -- Byron Nelson played with Walter Hagen and Bobby Jones, was born in the same year as Ben Hogan and Sam Snead, and in retirement watched everyone from Arnold Palmer to Jack Nicklaus to Tom Watson.

Tiger returns under the eye of Lord Byron

Owen leads over Woosnam at The Belfry

New rules for drivers announced
For five years, starting in 2003, there will be a different set of rules for recreational golfers and professionals in tournament play.

Woods renews contract with magazine

Woods renews contract with magazine
NEW YORK -- Tiger Woods renewed his contract with Golf Digest, which will supply his Web site with photos and archives of instruction stories he writes for the magazine.

Daly faces major battles to preserve his health
SUTTON COLDFIELD, England -- John Daly has always had a Ruthian swing. Now, he worries about looking like the Babe.

Golf's rulesmakers agree on policy for hot drivers
IRVING, Texas -- Golf's two governing bodies settled a major dispute on drivers Thursday, agreeing to adopt a uniform policy in 2008 and allowing different rules for tournament and recreational players until then.

Owen leads over Woosnam at The Belfry
SUTTON COLDFIELD, England -- Ian Woosnam opened with an eagle and shot a 5-under-par 67 Thursday to finish one stroke off the lead after the first round of the Benson and Hedges International.

Golf's rulesmakers agree on policy for hot drivers

GreenJackets scouting report

Augusta snaps three-game skid

Same old story for the Jackets

Maple Leafs edge Senators

Rejuvenated Roberts leading the Leafs
TORONTO -- Gary Roberts can't fathom what life would be like if he had not given his hockey career one more shot.

No. 1 line puts Blues back in series

Avalanche meshing styles at the right time
DENVER -- While a loaded offense helped Colorado win the Stanley Cup last year, injuries forced the Avalanche into more of a defensive mode this season.

Hurricanes beat Canadiens in triple OT

Avalanche meshing styles at the right time

No. 1 line puts Blues back in series
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues are alive in the NHL playoffs thanks to their No. 1 line, a less-heralded group than the Detroit Red Wings' All-Star lineup but every bit as productive.

Maple Leafs edge Senators
OTTAWA -- The Toronto Maple Leafs can stop their complaining. They got the calls - including a disallowed Ottawa goal - the breaks and, most importantly, the victory.

Hurricanes beat Canadiens in triple OT
MONTREAL -- So much for the invincibility of Montreal Canadiens goalie Jose Theodore.

It's hard to find leisure time to finish a book
I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.- John Cage

Wreck victim dies
An Augusta man died today from injuries sustained Wednesday night in a single-car wreck on Bobby Jones Expressway, according to a Richmond County assistant coroner.

Jewelry store robbed
Three men carrying guns and handcuffs reportedly robbed a North Augusta Kay Jeweler's store Friday morning, taking an undetermined amount of cash and jewels.

Two injured in shootings
Two Augusta men were injured in separate shooting incidents Wednesday night, according to a Richmond County sheriff's lieutenant.

CSRA team effort impresses D.C.

It's hard to find a place to cool off

Fort Gordon not appreciated

Gastric bypass surgery requires life-long diet changes

District attorney's historic building is worth saving

South Carolina governor fights against the wrong enemy

Enforce school speed zone laws

Why not 'Swim at your own risk'?

Grandpa was the best forecaster

Malt beverages offer an alternative to beer

NBC dominates week in the ratings

Pacers

'Star Wars' remains king of film franchises

In the know

Capsules

Health calendar

'X-Men' still tops list of superhero movies

College student inexplicably dies on softball field
WATKINSVILLE, Ga. - A University of Georgia student and former team leader on the Oconee County High School girls basketball team died during a Monday night church softball game in Oconee County.

Across the area

Students move to next step
AIKEN - Paul Okumu, 23, a business major from Uganda, will begin playing for the Toronto Metro Lions soccer team next week.

Augusta politician will retire
State Rep. 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 re-election.

Correction
Because inaccurate information was provided to The Augusta Chronicle, an incorrect fertilizer application was reported in Wednesday's News You Can Use item about lawn care. About 20 pounds of fertilizer should be applied per 1,000 square feet, according to Dr. Wayne Hanna, a state agricultural specialist. A starter fertilizer such as 6-12-12 or 5-10-15 is good. The Chronicle regrets the error.

Mayor, historians work to save house
City officials say they still cannot afford to renovate and rehabilitate a 129-year-old house downtown in the name of historic preservation, but preliminary plans to level the government-owned DeLaigle house and turn the land into a city parking lot soon could change.

Across South Carolina
GAFFNEY -A former Gaffney police officer who was convicted of transmitting child pornography on the Internet has been charged with criminal sexual conduct.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -More than 600 people crowded into three Senate hearing rooms and gathered outside its office building Wednesday to oppose a bill they said threatened home-schooling.

Subscriber of the day

Across Georgia
SMYRNA -Authorities began investigating Wednesday what caused a scaffold to collapse inside a 200-foot shaft at a Cobb County sewage treatment plant under construction, killing two workers and injuring six others.

Panel aims to finalize budget

Across the area
Former Augusta resident Aaron LeBlanc will be defended by a different attorney in Gastonia, N.C., where he faces rape and other charges, according to a report Wednesday in The Gastonia Gazette.d

Beating the heat
Alex Rutter, 4, gets watery relief from the heat, thanks to his mom, Becky, at their Milledge Road home in Augusta. Temperatures are expected to top 90 degrees today.

Police scandal details emerge
A local drug dealer was the guest of honor at a 1997 party thrown by narcotics officer Ralph Tyrone Williams and attended by several other Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputies, according to new documents filed in federal court.

News you can use
MAY 10, 1950 An Augusta mother will be given the highest honor extended mothers of Clemson graduates.

Former officer seeks leniency
A former vice officer facing a possible two- to three-year prison sentence is asking a judge for leniency based mainly on allegations that the "victim" of his crime engaged in prostitution and insurance fraud and stole drugs from a federal agency.

Juvenile Justice woes surveyed
Only a handful of employees at the Augusta Youth Development Campus are disgruntled, and most are dedicated to their jobs and optimistic that the climate there will improve, according to Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Orlando Martinez.

Radio host weighs race

Simulation will test emergency response
Harlem will play host to a simulated release of chlorine gas next week at the city's wastewater treatment facility to test the county's emergency response preparedness.

Around town

News you can use

Man nabbed after string of robberies

Commission wants follow-up salary study

Beating the heat

Budget will get one more look
Columbia County's planned budget for the coming fiscal year is balanced, but officials want to take another look at the package before approving it next month.

Augusta politician will retire

Man nabbed after string of robberies
A Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigator will meet today with police from Scotland County, N.C.

Former officer seeks leniency

Jury issues 30-count indictment
The woman accused of shooting a Columbia County deputy sheriff was indicted on 30 counts Wednesday.

Florida man dies in house fire

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Thomas F. Boyles of Augusta.

Wreck victim dies

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

Correction

Across Georgia
FOLKSTON -A fire blazing in south Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp is sending a heavy layer of smoke across middle Georgia and into neighboring South Carolina and Alabama.

Subscriber of the day

Correction
An article in Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle misstated federal prosecutors' allegations about a former Richmond County narcotics officer's relationship with two

Across the area

Poll gets voters' opinions
AIKEN - It's a double-edged sword for any candidate.

News you can use

Schools get specialist to improve test scores
Next fall, several Richmond County schools will have Title I specialists to help improve student achievement in low performing schools.

Across South Carolina

Students move to next step

Police scandal details emerge

Filing reveals claims in case

Across Georgia

Poll gets voters' opinions

Schools get specialist to improve test scores

Correction

Panel aims to finalize budget
COLUMBIA - The House and Senate have insisted on two different versions of the state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 and begun negotiations to create a final spending plan.

River swimming ban contested

River swimming ban contested
A century-old ordinance that bans swimming in the Savannah River is obsolete and unenforceable and should be amended or abolished, according to the Augusta Canal Authority.

News you can use
May 9, 1940 Augusta was one of 95 areas in the United States where business conditions showed an improvement in April over the index of March, according to the monthly survey of 147 trading areas of the United States conducted by the Business Survey Department of Brooke, Smith, French & Dorrance Inc., New York and Detroit, a national advertising firm.

Commission wants follow-up salary study
Augusta commissioners say they want a second opinion on a city salary study before giving across-the-board pay increases to government employees.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Kristy Fincher of Martinez.

McDuffie County gets animal shelter
Christy Cook's burden will soon be a little lighter.

Teen pregnancy prevention
AIKEN - A national campaign against early sexual activity is on its way into Aiken County homes.

Stolen lawn mowers
Ray Peterson has had so many lawn mowers stolen from his Augusta home that he is considering storing the next one in his living room.

Radio host weighs race
ATHENS, Ga. - Barbara Dooley is "very interested" in running as a Republican for the new 12th District congressional seat but said she will wait until today to make a definitive announcement.

Filing reveals claims in case
The owners of an Augusta sports bar said Thursday that a former narcotics officer facing federal drug charges does not own part of their business.

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

Cleanup from storm extends to next week
City crews will continue to clean up storm damage into next week, after violent thunderstorms May 3 downed trees and power lines in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Across the area
An Augusta man died Thursday from injuries suffered Wednesday night in a single-car wreck on Bobby Jones Expressway, according to a Richmond County assistant coroner.

Florida man dies in house fire
AIKEN - An elderly Florida man visiting his sister died after a fire in her Aiken house Wednesday morning.

The decades have made us forget vinyl car roofs
What's that you say? The new car you just bought came with only a single-CD player and not the six-CD cartridge you desired?

Pontiac seeking approval of new Grand Prix

NASCAR notebook
ATLANTA - Tony Furr was first to go from Hendrick Motorsports' No. 25 UAW Chevrolet.

Brack back - with a little black - at Indy

Busch 200 facts
Here are facts about Saturday's Busch 200 race.

Pontiac seeking approval of new Grand Prix
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Pontiac, seeking approval of its 2003 Grand Prix, had Bobby Labonte test the car Thursday before NASCAR officials at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Coming into his own

NASCAR notebook

Brack back - with a little black - at Indy
INDIANAPOLIS -- Kenny Brack didn't feel right sitting at home a year ago watching the Indianapolis 500 on television.

Spotlight on Jeff Green
Here is a profile of NASCAR driver Jeff Green.

Dismore has concussion after crash

Dismore has concussion after crash
INDIANAPOLIS -- Mark Dismore crashed at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday and went to the hospital with what track officials said was a concussion.

Coming into his own
ATLANTA - For most of the previous three seasons, Jason Keller was remembered more for being Jeff Green's teammate on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit than for winning four races.

Duncan wins MVP award over Kidd, O'Neal

Celtics even series against Pistons
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Boston missed its first shot, then didn't do much wrong.

Celtics even series against Pistons

Hornets top Nets
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- David Wesley shook off a head-to-head collision with Jason Kidd, then lifted the Charlotte Hornets back into the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Brown says he wants Iverson back

Hornets top Nets

Duncan wins MVP award over Kidd, O'Neal
SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan edged New Jersey Nets guard Jason Kidd for NBA MVP honors Thursday in the award's fifth-closest finish since the media began voting in 1981.

Brown says he wants Iverson back
PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson doesn't have to worry about trade rumors. Larry Brown plans to keep the star guard in Philadelphia.

Richardson resigns as general manager of the Falcons

Saints fire Randy Mueller; owner takes over as GM

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Mr. Aaron Scott    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Aaron Scott, 59, of Louisville, di

Mr. Milton Bergstrom    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S

Mr. Noah Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Thursday, May 9, 2002, at VA Medical Center Uptown, Mr. Noah Young. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Carters Mortuary, 885 Waters Street, Waynesboro, (706)554-7842.

Mr. Edward Bloodsaw    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Edward Bloodsaw, affectionately known a

Mrs. Barbara Randall    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)
RIDGE SPRING, S.C. - Funeral services for Barbara Randall will be held on Friday at 3 p.m., in the Hatcher Funeral Home chapel. Interment in Warrenville Cemetery. Friends may call at Hatcher Funeral Home, Langley, S.C.

Mrs. Linda Broome    (HOPKINS. S.C.)
Certified nursing aid HOPKINS. S.C. - Entered into rest Wednesday, May 8, 2002, in Richland

Mrs. Debra Vincent    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mrs. Debra Manning Vincent, 40, of Chess Loop, died May 4, 2002. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., at Magdalene Christian Church. Buri

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. The funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, M

Mr. Walter Burns    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

E3 Latoya Dye    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Moore    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Willie Bee Moore, 76, of Freiday Lane, entered into rest Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at Aiken Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. She wa

Mr. Sonny Edwards    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Dewey Robinson Sr.    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Rev. Dewey W. Robinson Sr., departed this life May 4, 2002. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 11, 2002, a

Mrs. Faye Ensley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest Thur

Mr. Reginald Tapley    (NORRISTOWN, Ga.)
NORRISTOWN, Ga.- Mr. Reginald Tapley died May 9, 2002. Funeral services will be May 11, 2002, at 11a.m. in the chapel of Pebbles- Curry-Durden Mortuary. In

Mrs. Gerldine Eubanks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Gwendolyn Ginn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest May 9, 2002, at Doctors Hospital, Mrs. Gwendolyn Jarvis Ginn, 37, of Walton Way, Augusta and wife of Mr. Monroe Ginn. Funeral services will be held at the Bible Deliverance Temple on Saturd

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

Featured obituary: Mrs. Fannie Dunaway
A life-changing diagnosis of polio never stopped Fannie Dunaway.

Mr. Lloyd Height Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
MCG AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, May 3, 2002, at his residence, Mr. Lloyd Height Sr., of Hollis Road, son of the late Frank Height Sr. Funeral service will

Mr. James Grubb Jr.    (WAINSBORO, Ga.)
WAINSBORO, Ga. - Peebles- Curry-Durden Mortuary announces the death of James Paul Grubb Jr., age 76, of Swainsboro, on Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at the S

Ms. Linda Holley    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - A memorial service for Linda Herlong Holley will be held Friday, May 10, 2002, at 3 p.m., at Harmony Baptist Church, Johnston. Ms. Holley, 47

Mr. Lloyd Height Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
MCG AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, May 3, 2002, at his residence, Mr. Lloyd Height Sr., of Hollis Road, son of the late Frank Height Sr. Funeral service will be held Friday, May 10, 20

Mr. James Marranci    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - A memorial service for Mr. James Allen Marranci will be held Friday, May 10, 2002, at 2

Mr. Johnny Henderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Reese    (CLEARWATER, Fla.)
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Mrs. Hattie Wells Reese, departed this life on Friday, May 3, 2002, at her residence in Clearwater. The Jenkins County native spent her early y

Mrs. Marie Pinkham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest May 7, 2002, at Eisenhower Medical Center, Mrs. Marie B. Pinkham, 66, of Rhonda Drive, wife of the late Frank R. Pinkham. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Hatcher Funeral Home on Friday at 1 p.m

Ms. Martha Schweers    (JEFFERSON, N.C.)
JEFFERSON, N.C. -

Mr. Robert Pope    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Simonson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annell Smith    (WADLEY, Ga.)
WADLEY, Ga. - Mrs. Anne

Mrs. Vera Turner    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Vera Belle Turner, 72, entered into rest Tues

Mrs. Louise Thomas    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Sunday, May 5, 2002

Mrs. Bessie Whigham    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
WARRENTON, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Pearl Morgan Whigham, will be Saturday, May 11, 2002, at 2p.m. from the Cody Grove Baptist Church, Rev. L.H.

Mrs. Elizabeth Ball    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - A Christian Wake Service for Mrs. Elizabeth Ball, 87, who died Monday, May 6 will be 2 p.m., Wednesday in George Funeral Homes, Inc., 211 Park Ave. The

Mr. J. F. Williford    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. J. F. Williford, 85, of Thomson, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, in the Thomson Manor Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and w

Mrs. Dorothy Bennings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at the residence, Mrs. Dorothy Bennings of Aumond Road.

Mrs. Maude Dudley    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Maude Yates Dudley, age 79, of E. McCarty Street, Sandersville, died Wednesday, Ma

Mrs. Phobie Andrews    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Mrs. Phobie Burt Andrews, 93, passed gently on to glory on Monday evening, May 6, 2002, at the Saluda County Nursing Home, in Saluda. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday at t

Mrs. Juanita Carpenter    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest Sunday May 5, 2002, Mrs. Juanita Carpenter, age 68, of Bath-Patterson Road died at her residence. Mrs. Carpenter was born in Butler, Okla., but had li

Mrs. Willie Moore    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Willie Bee Moore, 76, of Freiday Lane, entered into rest May 7, 2002, at Aiken Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be noon, Saturday, May 11, 2002, at G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary chapel with Rev. Geor

Mr. Thomas Burns    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cleveland Oliphant    (SOPERTON, Ga.)
SOPERTON, Ga. - Mr. Cleveland John Oliphant died on Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at the V.A. Medical Center in Dublin. Funeral will be held on Saturday, May 11,

Mr. Milton Bergstrom    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S

Mrs. Marie Pinkham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest May 7, 2002, at Eisenhower Medical Center, Mrs. Marie B. Pinkham, 66, of Rhonda Drive, wife of the late Frank R. Pinkham. Funeral services will be

Mr. Willie Johnson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral services for Mr. Willie "Bill" Johnson Jr., 70, of Cumming Road who entered into rest May 6, 2002 w

Mr. Edward Platt III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Wedne

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

Mr. Robert Pope    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annette Gandy    (ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Entered into rest April 18, 2002, i

Mrs. Rosalie Ramsey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Randall    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)
RIDGE SPRING, S.C. - Funeral services for Barbara Randall will be held on Fri

Mrs. Lenora Fowler    (NORWOOD, Ga.)
NORWOOD, Ga. - Funeral services for Sister Lenora B. Fowler will b

Mr. James Strood Jr.    (McCORMICK, S.C.)
McCORMICK, S.C. - James Henry Strood Jr., 55, of McCormick, died May 8, 2002. Graveside services will be 3 p.m., at McCormick City Cemetery, Rev. Lloyd Browning

Mr. Willie Johnson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Byron Williams Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, May 6, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mr. Byron Kei

Ms. Sarah Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Wednesday, May 8, 2002, Ms. Sarah R. Lewis of Sullivan Road. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors

Mr. Tillman Beck    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Entered into rest on Monday, Mr. Tillman R. Beck, husband of Mrs. Cecelia Harden Beck, Herndon Dairy Road. Surviving are two sons, Richard and Marty Beck; thr

Ms. Alice Marshall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Emily Yeck
Emily Yeck spent the majority of her life devoted to the men she considered heroes.

Mr. David McGahee    (SUNNYVALE, Calif.)

Mr. Thomas & Walter Burns    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Brothers entered into rest, Thomas Joe "Jack" Burns,59, and Walter W.

Mr. James McNeill Sr.    (WARE SHOALS, S.C.)
WARE SHOALS, S.C. - James Walter "Buck" McNeill Sr., husband of Eva Lindley McNeill of W. Cork Street, died Wednesday at Self Regional Healthcare. He was born in A

Mrs. Marie Blalock    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
CNA NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Scurry Blalock, 67, of Murrah Road, who entered into rest May 3, 2002, will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Mealing Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmie Dyson officiating. Burial

Ms. Alice Marshall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Moore (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Aaron Scott (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Whigham (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Noah Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Randall (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mr. Edward Bloodsaw (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Johnny Henderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David McGahee (SUNNYVALE, Calif.)

Mrs. Debra Vincent (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Hattie Reese (CLEARWATER, Fla.)

Mrs. Rosalie Ramsey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Pope (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Strood Jr. (McCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Pope (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Ball (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Gerldine Eubanks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Linda Holley (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Willie Moore (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Marie Pinkham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Platt III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cleveland Oliphant (SOPERTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Gwendolyn Ginn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Dewey Robinson Sr. (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Milton Bergstrom (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. J. F. Williford (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Annell Smith (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Johnson Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Burns (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Randall (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mrs. Juanita Carpenter (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Sarah Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Thomas (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Simonson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Johnson Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye Ensley (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Emily Yeck

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

Mrs. Annette Gandy (ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.)

Mr. James Grubb Jr. (WAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Burns (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Phobie Andrews (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Sara Dennis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Broome (HOPKINS. S.C.)

Ms. Alice Marshall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas & Walter Burns (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Milton Bergstrom (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Reginald Tapley (NORRISTOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Vera Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

We should save the DeLaigle house
I AGREE WITH Mayor Bob Young when he says the DeLaigle house is "old." In point of fact, it's a genuine relic. Mary DeLaigle built her grand home on Greene Street in 1873. It's an integral part of the Downtown Historic District and one of our few remaining intact examples of the Second Empire style of architecture.

Gastric bypass surgery requires life-long diet changes
As a registered dietitian, I read with interest the April 27 article pertaining to the use of bariatric surgeries to induce weight loss in the obese. 1st Lt. Michael C. Trust, Augusta

Fort Gordon not appreciated
Those who get involved with the community during their stay at Fort Gordon know that Columbia and Richmond counties are chock full of kind, helpful folks, but the reality is the appreciation of what Fort Gordon brings to the community just isn't there. Rob Webb, Augusta

More salary inflation
It's a rare civic center that is a money-maker in and of itself. Most of them contribute to communities' quality of life and, when run properly, spin off business for area merchants and restaurants.

South Carolina governor fights against the wrong enemy
I am appalled at the weight our government officials place on some aspects of life. I often wonder how they pick their fights. Annette Wimberly, New Ellenton, S.C.

Connell's legacy
When historians look back on Augusta-Richmond County they may very well define the years between 1969 and 2002 as the "Jack Connell era." Connell, the Augusta Democrat who at age 82 has decided not to run for an 18th term in the state House of Representatives, has done an awful lot for the city he loves.

Grandpa was the best forecaster
When I was young and staying with Grandma and Grandpa, I remember when the clouds got dark Grandpa would walk out in the backyard, look up to the sky and say, "Grandma, it's gonna hail. You better cover up the plants." K.C. Jones, Augusta

Enforce school speed zone laws
Regarding people who speed through school zones during the posted hours: If you are going 45 mph can you stop in time if a child runs out in front of your vehicle? Echo B. Stevenson, Hephzibah, Ga.

Wage hikes fair?
There's no question that to get good people, an employer has to pay a competitive salary. That's why, on the face of it, the city of Augusta's salary adjustments make sense.

District attorney's historic building is worth saving
It was with great dismay I read the comments in your newspaper attributed to District Attorney Danny Craig and Augusta Mayor Bob Young regarding the demolition of the soon-to-be-vacant district attorney's office. Lawrence Smith, Augusta

Violence begets violence
"The battle continues and will continue until all those who believe that they can make gains through the use of terrorism will cease to exist ... He who rises up to kill us, we will pre-empt and kill him first."

CSRA team effort impresses D.C.
As an elected official representing one community, I often hear that the leaders of this region cannot work together. I would like to share with you and the readers something very positive. Frank G. Spears, Evans, Ga.

It's hard to find a place to cool off
I tell people the best things in life are free and to enjoy wonderful places before men ruin them. Augusta city fathers should be planting trees to cool off Gordon Highway and other shopping centers. Tammy Luke, Aiken

We should save the DeLaigle house
I AGREE WITH Mayor Bob Young when he says the DeLaigle house is "old." In point of fact, it's a genuine relic. Mary DeLaigle built her grand home on Greene Street in 1873. It's an integral part of the Downtown Historic District and one of our few remaining intact examples of the Second Empire style of architecture.

Why not 'Swim at your own risk'?
"The Harrisburg Country Club" is now closed. No swimming or wading allowed in the Savannah River. Whatever happened to "Swim at your own risk?" You can't protect everyone from everything. Ken Oglesby, Augusta

Exiles unwanted
Imagine the tears of joy of the Italian populace which was told it would play host to 13 Palestinian terrorists, part of the deal being brokered to end the standoff at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

Rivalry or not, Stallions get up for Knights

Agassi marches on in Rome

Mosley, Forrest to meet in July 20 title rematch

Overtime

A one-track mind

Johnson to play against Macon

Top-ranked Hewitt, defending champ Ferrero looses

Jones' long jump one of best in nation

Top-ranked Hewitt, defending champ Ferrero looses
ROME -- Top-ranked Lleyton Hewitt and defending champion Juan Carlos Ferrero lost in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday.

Overtime
Tennis American trio makes round of 16 Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick and James Blake became the first trio of Americans in the round of 16 at the Italian Open on Wednesday since 1995.

A one-track mind
The temperature had passed the 90-degree mark, and it seemed like steam was rising from the track at Blanchard Stadium.

Jones' long jump one of best in nation
JEFFERSON, Ga. -- Richard Jones leaped a record 24 feet, 7 3/4 inches in the Class AAAA long jump at the GHSA Boys track meet, jumping onto the national radar and most likely out of football.

Tyson's PR agency quits following tirades in Hawaii
LAS VEGAS -- Mike Tyson may have disproved the adage that any publicity is good publicity.

Mosley, Forrest to meet in July 20 title rematch
INDIANAPOLIS -- Shane Mosley will meet unbeaten Vernon Forrest on July 20 in a rematch of the fight that cost Mosley his welterweight title.

Athletes of the week
Here are profiles of the area prep athletes of the week.

Agassi marches on in Rome
ROME -- Even after 13 years and seven Grand Slam titles, Andre Agassi remembers squandering a championship point at the Italian Open.

Fishing tournament news

Fish cooperate in big way for teen's birthday treat
Daniel Chavous' 16th birthday celebration included a fishing trip to Thurmond Lake with two-time Mr. Clark Hill champion Dale Gibbs of Martinez.

Fishing report

Fishing report
School season is nearly out for Augusta area children, but it's just starting for Thurmond Lake's largemouth bass, hybrid bass and striped bass.

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish caught and total weight of the catch.

Fish cooperate in big way for teen's birthday treat

Saints fire Randy Mueller; owner takes over as GM
NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Saints unexpectedly fired general manager Randy Mueller, who was the 2000 NFL Executive of the Year for helping the franchise get its first playoff victory.

Richardson resigns as general manager of the Falcons
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Harold Richardson resigned as general manager for the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, a result of reorganization by new owner Arthur Blank.

Johnson to play against Macon
The Augusta Stallions' passing attack will be at full strength tonight.

Rivalry or not, Stallions get up for Knights
Dirk Lincicome isn't sure there is such a thing as a rivalry in arenafootball2, a league in just its third year of existence.

Astronomers plan to intensify search for life beyond the solar system
BALTIMORE -- Astronomers are trying to find places in the solar system and beyond where conditions are right for life. Thus far, more than 80 planets have been discovered orbiting distant stars, but all are forbidding and unlike Earth.

New iceberg 47 miles long breaks off Antarctic ice shelf
WASHINGTON -- An iceberg 47 miles long and 4.6 miles across has broken off the Ross Ice Shelf in the Antarctic, the National Ice Center reported Thursday.

Study: discarded cell phones pose new source of pollution
WASHINGTON -- A new kind of cell phone pollution - and this one is silent.

Bill aims to derail SRS plant
A U.S. senator from Colorado has introduced a bill that could derail plans to build a new plutonium-treatment plant at Savannah River Site.

Senator's bill aims to derail SRS plant
A U.S. senator from Colorado has introduced a bill that could derail plans to build a new plutonium-treatment plant at Savannah River Site.

Organic produce has pesticides, too
WASHINGTON -- The organic produce in the supermarket isn't grown with conventional pesticides, but chemicals can still show up on those fruits and vegetables, a consumer's group says.

Plutonium ruling will come June 13
A federal judge could end South Carolina's plutonium debate by June 13.

Adults not fully protected against diphtheria, tetanus
PHILADELPHIA -- A substantial proportion of U.S. adults are not sufficiently protected against diphtheria and tetanus because they haven't kept up with their booster shots, a study found.

Bulldogs rout Georgia Southern

Georgia falls to Georgia Southern
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Matt Herring hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth Wednesday night to give Georgia Southern a 10-9 victory over Georgia.

Bulldogs rout Georgia Southern
STATESBORO, Ga. -- David Coffey's hit a three-run homer as Georgia scored six runs in the first inning of a 16-3 rout of Georgia Southern on Thursday.

Georgia falls to Georgia Southern

Walvius gets contract extension, bonus for last year

Walvius gets contract extension, bonus for last year
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina rewarded coach Susan Walvius with a raise, a five-year contract extension and an $85,000 bonus after she led the Gamecocks to their first NCAA tournament's final eight this past season.

DeMars wins coach of the year honors
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina men's tennis coach Kent DeMars won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association region coach of the year for the seventh time.

DeMars wins coach of the year honors

Astronomers plan to intensify search for life beyond the solar system

Organic produce has pesticides, too

Plutonium ruling will come June 13

Bill aims to derail SRS plant

Study: discarded cell phones pose new source of pollution

Senator's bill aims to derail SRS plant