Mini reviews

Video watch

Stripped-down method both good, bad for Hill

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:

Applause calendar

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.

Pancake pocket a cafe specialty

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.

Evans band leader credits students for success

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.

Concert calendar

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.

Country trio back from detour off road to success

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.

Standing ovations

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

Club calendar

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.

Talking with 'New Guy' star DJ Qualls

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.

Medical movies can cure boredom

First place in May a first for Florida

'Pack sweep Trojans

Cross Creek loses to Fitzgerald
With the school prom on Friday night, the Fitzgerald baseball team was ready to play the morning rubber game with Cross Creek and get out of town immediately.

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

Baseball playoff scores

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.

First place in May a first for Florida
MIAMI -- Patchwork pitching, dazzling defense and some big bats have taken the Florida Marlins to an unusual place: first.

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.

Silver Bluff advances to championship series
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - Just the other day, Silver Bluff softball coach Eric Hofstetter was watching film from last year's state championship series with Crescent.

Cross Creek loses to Fitzgerald

Reds' unexpected rise reminiscent of '99

Canseco's finding his way

Agitated Sosa denies sign stealing

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.

Razorbacks stay alive

'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.

Canseco's finding his way
FORT MILL, S.C. - The Triple-A Charlotte Knights have worked hard to make Jose Canseco a star attraction.

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.

Baseball playoff scores
Pairings and results for the Georgia High School Association baseball playoffs:

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

Silver Bluff advances to championship series

Prep baseball scores

Panthers pounce Jackets

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

Braves bats come alive for victory
ATLANTA - Andruw Jones' bat is waking up. That's good news for the Atlanta Braves.

Moss gets first win as Brave

Braves bats come alive for victory

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.

Marquis shoulders the blame

Marquis shoulders the blame
ATLANTA - Although Jason Marquis admits the 129 pitches he threw against the Florida Marlins right before going on the 15-day disabled list did not help his already aching right elbow, the second-year player on Friday refused to blame manager Bobby Cox for not taking him out of the contest earlier.

Braves notebook

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.

Divide and conquer: Divorce can be equitable
NEW YORK - The multimillion dollar celebrity divorces get the headlines -

New offices open in Aiken, Augusta
The mortgage operation of a Commerce, Ga.-based community bank has set up shop in Augusta and Aiken.

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

Stocks fall Friday as investors again take profits
NEW YORK -- Uneasy investors opted for safety again Friday, taking profits for a second straight day and leaving the market indexes with only modest gains from Wednesday's huge rally.

Lobbyists, Congress try to stop plan to tax stock options

Molded by demand

Business briefs

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

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.

Apartment complexes planned
Two new apartment complexes comprising about 400 units are scheduled to begin construction later this year in Richmond and Columbia counties.

Divide and conquer: Divorce can be equitable

US Airways plans to ask for bailout
ARLINGTON, Va. - US Airways warned on Friday that it might have to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy if it cannot obtain federally backed loans that will probably require concessions from employees and suppliers.

Stocks fall Friday as investors again take profits

There could be tax changes regarding stock options
WASHINGTON - When stock options expanded from the executive suite to rank-and-filers from the barista at the corner Starbucks to the last of the Silicon Valley dot-commers, Uncle Sam got in on the act.

Wall Street jolted by a pair of critical analysts' reports

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.

Business briefs

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.

There could be tax changes regarding stock options

New offices open in Aiken, Augusta

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - The biggest drop in food costs in nearly three decades helped drive down wholesale prices by 0.2 percent in April.

Wall Street jolted by a pair of critical analysts' reports
NEW YORK -- Eyebrows shot up in the financial world this week when two stock analysts issued critical reports about JetBlue Airways and Edison Schools, sending their shares tumbling.

Human rights farce

Shorten session

Connell's legacy

More salary inflation

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

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.

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

Greenjackets game report
Turning point: Antron Seiber set the tone for the resurgent Jackets offense with a home run leading off the bottom of the first.

GreenJackets game report
Turning point: Antron Seiber set the tone for the resurgent Jackets offense with a home run leading off the bottom of the first.

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.

Seiber powers Jackets to win
Five-tool players are baseball's rarest gems, especially in the depleted Boston Red Sox farm system.

Dougherty, two others tied at 68 in first round
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- John Schroeder shot a 4-under-par 68 Friday in his first tournament since having hernia surgery for a share of the lead in the TD Waterhouse Championship.

Burton leads Sorenstam in rain-plagued second round

Montgomerie in three-way tie for lead
SUTTON COLDFIELD, England -- Colin Montgomerie shot a 5-under-par 67 Friday and moved into a three-way tie for the lead after two rounds of the Benson and Hedges International.

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.

Confidence for Molder, rust for Tiger

Maruyama takes Nelson lead
IRVING, Texas -- Shigeki Maruyama demonstrated the growing Asian presence on PGA Tour leaderboards, making four straight birdies Friday on his way to a 7-under 63 and a two-stroke lead in the Byron Nelson Classic.

Golf's rulesmakers agree on policy for hot drivers

Burton leads Sorenstam in rain-plagued second round
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Brandie Burton, working her way back from her third shoulder surgery, shot a 3-under 69 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Annika Sorenstam in the suspended second round of the Aerus Electrolux USA Championship.

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.

Dougherty, two others tied at 68 in first round

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.

Owen leads over Woosnam at The Belfry

Maruyama takes Nelson lead

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.

Montgomerie in three-way tie for lead

GreenJackets game report

Seiber powers Jackets to win

Greenjackets game report

GreenJackets scouting report

Augusta snaps three-game skid

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

Hurricanes beat Canadiens in triple OT

Avalanche meshing styles at the right time

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.

Senators beat Maple Leafs, lead series 3-2

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.

Senators beat Maple Leafs, lead series 3-2
TORONTO -- First, Daniel Alfredsson took out Darcy Tucker. Seconds later, Alfredsson took out the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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

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.

Enforce school speed zone laws

District attorney's historic building is worth saving

CSRA team effort impresses D.C.

Plutonium shipment like 'The MTA'

Ranter didn't check Section 8 facts for rental property

Police seek 3 in area holdup
Three men carrying guns and handcuffs robbed a North Augusta Kay Jeweler's store Friday morning, taking an undetermined amount of cash and jewels.

School project goes to voters

Jurors discuss emotion of trial

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

In the know

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.

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.

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.

Walkers benefit cancer research

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.

Around town

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.

Officials question sanctions
Thirty years ago, the U.S. District Court forced the Richmond County school system to desegregate. Today, the system has become segregated again - but as a primarily black system that remains under the court order.

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

Jurors discuss emotion of trial
Odds are that Thomas Zwemer will never forget the names Mary Colley Stewart and Robert Eugene Fielding.

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

Envelope reaches mailbox 54 years late
ATHENS, Ga. - Talk about a dead letter.

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

Augusta Assembly holds annual ball

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.

Lawsuits overshadow Nuwaubian leader

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.

Polo match benefits Aiken school, police

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.

News you can use

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

School project goes to voters
Proponents of a new elementary school in poor and academically underperforming McCormick County are hoping they have learned enough from the school of hard knocks to get voter approval for their project today.

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.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -Divers beware - the venomous lionfish is becoming a regular off South Carolina's coast.

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.

Augusta Assembly holds annual ball
The Augusta Assembly celebrated its annual Spring Ball on Wednesday at the old Government House on Telfair Street.

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.

Man to be freed early in public indecency case
A former Augusta man imprisoned for repeatedly exposing himself to children will be released next month.

Students move to next step

New York's bravest unwind with island volunteers' help
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Allison Hands can't wait to get home to her friends to brag about her vacation. After all, it's doubtful any of them can top her story.

Across the area

Settlement reached in book parody suit
ATLANTA - Nearly a year after losing the fight to keep The Wind Done Gone off bookstore shelves, the protectors of Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind have agreed to an out-of-court settlement that ends their battle against Alice Randall's novel.

Poll gets voters' opinions

Across the area

Panel aims to finalize budget

Settlement reached in book parody suit

Subscriber of the day
Tony Gallo of Augusta is today's subscriber of the day.

Police seek 3 in area holdup

Accidents kill two men in Aiken County
MONETTA - Two elderly men, one from Aiken, died Friday in auto accidents in Aiken County.

South Carolina names its Teacher of the Year
COLUMBIA - Christi Wiggins McCollum, a fifth-grade teacher at Bookman Road Elementary School, was named South Carolina's Teacher of the Year on Friday night.

Accidents kill two men in Aiken County

Envelope reaches mailbox 54 years late

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.

TV show to spotlight drug suspect

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.

South Carolina names its Teacher of the Year

Schools get specialist to improve test scores

Walkers benefit cancer research
AIKEN - On the infield of the track at South Aiken High School on Friday night stood Camp Zero America, a red-white-and-blue tent filled with followers of Aunt Marty.

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

New York's bravest unwind with island volunteers' help

Subscriber of the day

Polo match benefits Aiken school, police
In a matchup that pitted some of the best polo players in the county, Woodside Plantation subdivision's inaugural team took home the Aiken Preparatory School Challenge Cup on Friday night.

News you can use

Lawsuits overshadow Nuwaubian leader
EATONTON, Ga., - They called him "The Love Man," and his followers hung on his words as prophecy. Dwight York, or Malachi York-El, the spiritual figurehead of the United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors, was more than just a cult leader from Brooklyn.

Man to be freed early in public indecency case

Across Georgia
CAMILLA -Four parents and a grandparent have sued the Mitchell County school board, claiming the board's racial quota for a charter school creates a segregated admissions system.

Across Georgia

TV show to spotlight drug suspect
In Augusta and throughout America, he's on the top 10 most wanted list.

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduledfor today include:

Across the area
A traffic accident combined with construction work to stall westbound traffic on Interstate 20 for nearly an hour Friday morning.

In the know
Columbia County will present the second Red, White and Blue Veterans Celebration at the field behind the Evans Kroger from 6 to 9 p.m. May 25.

State examines bike path contract
The first phase of the bike path along Evans to Locks Road could be under way early next month if the state gives its approval to a construction contract.

Agency's staff will lose more club perks
ATLANTA - The Georgia Ports Authority will lose its privileges at some of Savannah's private clubs, officials said.

News you can use
AIKEN - A 40-year-old victim of a hit-and-run driver died Monday. Isaiah Wiggins of Ridge Spring, S.C., suffered a broken arm and internal injuries, authorities said.

Correction

River swimming ban contested

Board delays testing immigrants
ATLANTA - The state Board of Education has voted to delay counting test scores of many immigrants until after schools have a chance to work with them for a few years.

Filing reveals claims in case

Commission wants follow-up salary study

Across Georgia

Racers' home opens museum
DAWSONVILLE, Ga. - Gordon Pirkle's pool hall in the foothills of the north Georgia mountains once was the best museum of the early years of stock car racing. That will change today, when a state-of-the-art museum and racing attraction called Thunder Road USA opens in Dawsonville.

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.

Dismore has concussion after crash

Racers' home opens museum

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.

Polesitter approves of New Hampshire track changes
LOUDON, N.H. -- Rookie Shane Hmiel won the pole Friday for the Busch 200 and gave a passing grade to the new widened turns at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Brack back - with a little black - at Indy

Polesitter approves of New Hampshire track changes

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.

Pontiac seeking approval of new Grand Prix

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.

Mayor defiant, fans sad as Hornets get move approval

Mayor defiant, fans sad as Hornets get move approval
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For seven seasons, Camilla Saunders has been a fixture in the upper arena at the Charlotte Coliseum, shaking noisemakers and yelling for her beloved Hornets.

Hornets top Nets

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.

Duncan wins MVP award over Kidd, O'Neal

Town to honor NFL standout

NFL to start testing for stimulants July 1

Anderson knows days with Falcons numbered

Patriots' new stadium scheduled for 'soft opening'

Saints fire Randy Mueller; owner takes over as GM

Richardson resigns as general manager of the Falcons

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Mrs. Mary Paisley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mary Evelyn Paisley, 78, beloved wife

Mr. Sonny Edwards    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Neva Ganus    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest May 10, 2002, at

Ms. Margaret Capers    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Ms. Margaret Capers, 49, of Bluff Road, died May 7, 2002. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 12, 20

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

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

Mr. Willie Johnson Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral services for Mr. Willie "Bill" Johnson Jr., 70, of Cumming Road, will be held at 2p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with Rev. Arthur L. Kemp officiating. Burial w

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

E3 Latoya Dye    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert Creech    (MARIETTA, Ga.)
MARIETTA, Ga. - Robert W. "Robby" Creech, 38, died in Marietta, May 9, 2002. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Ge

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

Mrs. Jennie Simmons    (WINDSOR, S.C.)
WINDSOR, S.C. - Mrs. Jennie Rose Simmons, age 86, former school teacher, entered into rest May 9, 2002, at the Pepper Hill Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will b

Featured obituary: Sonny Edwards
While working as a scorer at the Masters Tournament, Sonny Edwards was approached by a child who asked for his autograph.

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 Mortua

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

Mrs. Mattie Hall    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into res

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Gerldine Eubanks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Bowersox    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - A memorial service

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.

Mr. Johnny Henderson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rosalie Ramsey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Reese    (CLEARWATER, Fla.)

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.

Mrs. Ethel Norman    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mrs. Ethel Wilson Norman, 95, of Sylvania, died Friday, May 10, 2002, in the Syl-View Health Care Center. She was born in Screven County, was a member of

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. David McGahee    ( SUNNYVALE, Calif.)

Mr. Robert Pope    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Vernon Hux Sr.    (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Mr. Vernon Leon Hux Sr., of Ev

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. Gwendolyn Ginn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday at Doctors Hospital, Mrs. Gwendolyn Jarvis Ginn, 37, of Walton Way, Augusta, She was the wife of Mr. Monroe Ginn and was proceeded in death by her father Robert Lee Jarvis. Other survivors include her mothe

Mr. Milton Bergstrom    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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Mrs. Ruth Evans    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. -Entered into rest Friday, May 10, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, Mrs. Ruth Evans of Augusta. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are two nieces, Jean Rainsford,

Ms. Alice Marshall    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Sonny Edwards    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David McGahee    (SUNNYVALE, Calif.)

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

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

Mrs. Faye Ensley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, May 9, 2002, Mrs. Faye Ellen White Ensley, the widow of the late Mr. Sherman W. Ensley. Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 11, 2002, at 11 a.m., at Hillcrest Memo

Mr. J.F. Williford    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. J.F. Williford, 85, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, in the Thomson Manor Nursing Facility. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2002, in the Curtis Funeral Home chapel with Rev. T

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

Miss Drue Williams    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Miss Drue Williams, died Thursday evening at University Hospital in Augusta after an extended illness. She was 81.

E3 Latoya Dye    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Friday, May 3, 2002, in Fort Lee, Virginia, E3 Latoya N. Calloway Dye, formerly of Augusta. Funeral services will be held today, Saturday, May 11, 2002, at 1p.m. from Beu

Mr. Byron Williams Sr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, May 6, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mr. Byron Keith Williams Sr. of Apache Trail, Hephzibah. Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 11, 2002

Mrs. Lillie Davenport    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga.

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

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

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

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

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

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. John Smith    (EVANS, Ga.)

Col. Leo White    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mildred Syrkett    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
ATLANTA, Ga. - Mrs. Mildred Syrkett, age 68, died at her home in Atlanta on May 7, 2002. She was born in McCormick County, a daughter of the late James and Janie Mundy Hill. She was a member of Mount

Mrs. Doris Simonson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Strickland    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Mildred Strickland, died Friday morning at the Johnson County Nursing Home. Funeral services for Mrs. Strickla

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

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

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,

1st. Sgt. Alexander Barnett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, May 10, 20

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.

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

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

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

Mrs. Ethel Norman (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. Noah Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Edward Bowersox (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Doris Simonson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Reese (CLEARWATER, Fla.)

Mrs. Gwendolyn Ginn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Marie Pinkham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Evans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

E3 Latoya Dye (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Pope (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Margaret Capers (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Mattie Hall (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Lillie Davenport (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David McGahee (SUNNYVALE, Calif.)

Miss Drue Williams (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Aaron Scott (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. David McGahee ( SUNNYVALE, Calif.)

Mr. Johnny Henderson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Vera Turner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Bloodsaw (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Rosalie Ramsey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Gerldine Eubanks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gwendolyn Ginn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cleveland Oliphant (SOPERTON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Creech (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Ms. Sarah Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

1st. Sgt. Alexander Barnett (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Faye Ensley (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Strickland (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Reginald Tapley (NORRISTOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Syrkett (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Whigham (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Sonny Edwards

Mr. Edward Platt III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Faye Ensley (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Ms. Alice Marshall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Col. Leo White (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Neva Ganus (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Hattie Reese (CLEARWATER, Fla.)

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

Sky's the limit?
"If we run into the ceiling that's really bad, because world capital markets will say they knew they needed to do it and they've known for six months that they needed to do it and they didn't do it, and that casts a shadow on the good faith and credit of the United States."

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.

Newspapers shine light on lies
Regarding T. Walton's May 4 letter: His or her college degree did not include an understanding of the function of the editorial pages of a newspaper.M. Don Williams, 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.

Sky's the limit?
"If we run into the ceiling that's really bad, because world capital markets will say they knew they needed to do it and they've known for six months that they needed to do it and they didn't do it, and that casts a shadow on the good faith and credit of the United States."

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.

Shorten session
South Carolina's House of Representatives has once again passed a bill to shorten the legislative session. It would reduce the session by two weeks instead of five, as last year's House measure called for.

Newspapers shine light on lies
Regarding T. Walton's May 4 letter: His or her college degree did not include an understanding of the function of the editorial pages of a newspaper. M. Don Williams, Augusta

Human rights farce
It was a travesty when the United States, after a half century of tenure, was thrown off the United Nations Human Rights Commission last year, and although the United States has been voted back on this year, the panel is still a farce.

Ranter didn't check Section 8 facts for rental property
A caller to "Rants & Raves" stated that people who leased their property to Section 8 renters would bring nearby property values down. Sally A. Petitt, Augusta

Plutonium shipment like 'The MTA'
Gov. Jim Hodges, D-S.C., has made a demand for an ironclad agreement on when the plutonium will leave South Carolina before shipments to the state can begin. Gene England, Aiken

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

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.

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.

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.

Blackville-Hilda has arrived

Lakeside earns return trip to state semifinals

Mosley, Forrest to meet in July 20 title rematch

Jones' long jump one of best in nation

Agassi marches on in Rome

Baffert has his Derby, now he plots a Preakness win

Stallions remain undefeated

Overtime

Blake loses to Novak in quarterfinal round

Kanaan, Brack join 229 club at Indy

Comeback continues for Mustangs' senior

Johnson to play against Macon

Baseball playoff scores

Georgia High School Association soccer pairings

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.

Lakeside earns return trip to state semifinals
Lakeside's George Downey doesn't play goalkeeper for the Panthers, but on Friday night he could have been mistaken for one.

Georgia High School Association soccer pairings
Pairings for the Georgia High School Association soccer playoffs:

Comeback continues for Mustangs' senior
It was New Year's Day, and Nicholas Walker was relaxing in front of the television, watching South Carolina take a 14-0 halftime lead against Ohio State in the Outback Bowl.

Baseball playoff scores
Pairings and results for the Georgia High School Association baseball playoffs:

Kanaan, Brack join 229 club at Indy
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indy rookie Tony Kanaan sure liked this. He was the fastest driver in practice for the Indianapolis 500.

Blackville-Hilda has arrived
Blackville-Hilda assistant boys soccer coach Farrell Zissette isn't overly optimistic when he talks about his team's chances against Christ Church in the Class A state championship game.

Overtime
LOUDON, N.H. - Rookie Shane Hmiel won the pole Friday for today's Busch 200 at New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, N.H.

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.

Baffert has his Derby, now he plots a Preakness win
BALTIMORE -- Bob Baffert doesn't care. The big-shot trainer with the white hair, dark shades and quick quips has heard all the criticism about how a Saudi prince bought him War Emblem for almost a million bucks three weeks before the colt won the Kentucky Derby.

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.

Blake loses to Novak in quarterfinal round
ROME -- Two weeks before the French Open, Andre Agassi appears to be in top form. So does Andy Roddick.

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

Fishing tournament news

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.

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

Fish cooperate in big way for teen's birthday treat

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.

NFL to start testing for stimulants July 1
NEW YORK -- NFL players with asthma, colds or seasonal allergies will have to consult team doctors to avoid problems with year-round random drug testing for ephedrine that starts July 1.

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.

Anderson knows days with Falcons numbered
ATLANTA - Falcons running back Jamal Anderson, third on the Atlanta franchise's all-time rushing list, understands the business side of his imminent departure from the team.

Town to honor NFL standout
Travis Felder doesn't mind talking, but he has an unmistakable fear of doing it in front of hundreds of people.

Patriots' new stadium scheduled for 'soft opening'
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Of all the changes the New England Patriots made to their new stadium after construction began, the last one was the best: expansion of a display case for the Super Bowl trophy they won in February.

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.

Faith digest
Dr. T.W. Hunt of Spring, Texas - author of several books on prayer, including The Mind of Christ and his newest release, From Heaven's View - will lead a workshop on prayer with his daughter, Melana Hunt-Monroe, at West Acres Baptist Church, 555 Gibbs Road in Evans, from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 23, and 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday, May 24.

Faith and fellowship calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar carries highlights of events in the Augusta area. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Bible tells us how to better our lives
The philosopher William James once said that the greatest discovery of his generation was that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes. Most of us, at one time or another, feel that we want to change our lives for the better.

Coffeehouse provides youth with Christian atmosphere
In the six weeks since The Underground, a Christian coffeehouse, opened in a corner of a strip mall at Peach Orchard and Tobacco roads, it's developed a set of regulars, such as Jesse Elliott.

Gift of life
The nearer Cheryl Stenger got to St. Joseph Hospital, the greater her sense of urgency became.

Couple aid children in need of love, home
Roosevelt Walden wanted to be a full-time fisherman and a part-time church organist after retiring from the ministry in New York City in 1989.

Stallions remain undefeated
The way Kelvin Frazier sees it, the Augusta Stallions were long overdue for a kickoff return.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Theory on HIV's targeting of cell type confirmed
Scientists studying the immune cells of people with HIV have confirmed for the first time that the virus singles out for attack the very cells designed to attack it.

Dealing effectively with persistent pain
WASHINGTON - Doctors and their older patients alike tend to pass off persistent pain as just one of the changes that goes along with aging.

Congress proposes to fight e-mail spam
WASHINGTON - Spam - those annoying and unwanted commercial messages that cram your e-mail box each day - is projected to triple in the next five years.

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.

Bulldogs rout Georgia Southern

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.

Auburn tops Georgia
AUBURN, Ala. -- Tug Hulett singled in the winning run in the eighth inning, and Steven Register struck out the side in the top of the ninth as Auburn defeated Georgia 10-9 Friday night.

Holtz visits Aiken/Augusta Gamecock Club
South Carolina football coach Lou Holtz spoke Friday during the Aiken/Augusta Gamecock Club meeting at USC Aiken. Basketball coach Dave Odom also was a featured speaker. Holtz, preparing for his fourth seaso

Holtz visits Aiken/Augusta Gamecock Club

Theory on HIV's targeting of cell type confirmed

Bill aims to derail SRS plant

Senator's bill aims to derail SRS plant

Astronomers plan to intensify search for life beyond the solar system

Congress proposes to fight e-mail spam

Plutonium ruling will come June 13

Dealing effectively with persistent pain

Coffeehouse provides youth with Christian atmosphere

Couple aid children in need of love, home

Faith digest

Gift of life

Faith and fellowship calendar