Cross Creek loses to Fitzgerald

Canseco's finding his way

Baseball playoff scores

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.

Silver Bluff advances to championship series

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

First place in May a first for Florida

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

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
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.

Web site tackles burning questions of cell phone etiquette

Singles would be nice too, says Cox

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.

Marquis back on the mound

Marquis back on the mound
ATLANTA -- Atlanta right-hander Jason Marquis, out since April 14 with a sore pitching shoulder, started Saturday night against the San Diego Padres.

Marquis shoulders the blame

Singles would be nice too, says Cox
ATLANTA - Win by the home run, die by the home run?

Lopez bat comes alive for Braves
ATLANTA - This is the kind of week it's been for Javy Lopez. When he was asked if he knew what his batting average was, he replied, "I'm afraid to look."

Braves bats come alive for victory

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

Lopez bat comes alive for Braves

Divide and conquer: Divorce can be equitable

Advertisers target Hispanics
When James "Cotton" Flynn realized his business wasn't reaching a large segment of the population, he decided to do something about it.

Business briefs
This week's employer spotlight is Kimberly-Clark Corp.

It's not easy being Greene

Business calendar
A listing of area events this week.

Business calendar

Cline: Reports offer a glimpse of your spending history

It's not easy being Greene
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Drive through the eastern part of Greene County and you'll notice dairy farms on rolling hills, U.S. National Forest land and white houses with tin roofs.

Business briefs

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

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

Georgia wants a foreign affair

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.

On the move
Brad Nix has been promoted to Industrial Operations Manager for the Augusta-CSRA offices of MAU Inc., an Augusta full-service human resource and staffing company. Mr. Nix was previously the company's staffing specialist and supervisor of its operations at Tenneco.

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.

Cline: Reports offer a glimpse of your spending history
I lost my wallet about 10 years ago somewhere on the streets of Flagstaff, Ariz.

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.

Georgia wants a foreign affair
CLAYTON, Ga. - Two months before a bus load of diplomats arrived in rural Rabun County, community leaders pondered how best to show off their area to the foreign representatives who could refer overseas employers to industrial sites in the north Georgia mountains.

There could be tax changes regarding stock options

Condemning casual?
Suits and ties are becoming de rigueur again in the workplace.

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

Funds offer stability at a price
NEW YORK - Imagine a mutual fund that guarantees shareholders will never lose any of their initial investment.

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.

Stocks fall Friday as investors again take profits

Wall Street jolted by a pair of critical analysts' reports

Business briefs

New offices open in Aiken, Augusta

Funds offer stability at a price

Advertisers target Hispanics

Condemning casual?

Clemson routs Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Virginia gave up 14 hits Saturday to top-ranked Clemson as the Tigers beat the Cavaliers 15-4.

Third check surfaces in Tennessee scandal
MOBILE, Ala. - A third check worth $1,500 was given to the sports writer who has said he forwarded $4,500 to then-University of Tennessee star quarterback Tee Martin, an insurance company official said.

Third check surfaces in Tennessee scandal

Mom's Day Grinch

Regional races could be humdingers

Shorten session

Human rights farce

Survivor Watch: Week 11
- Days on the island - 33 - Mother's day - Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien, a divorced mom from Burlington, Vt., pushed aside maternal instincts to ponder strategy, even possibly joining nemesis Robert "The General" DeCanio. But her dirty dealings gave the heebie-jeebies to the newest Soliantu member, her son Pat: "I don't like this side of you." Kid, welcome to paradise.

Rankings for basic cable networks
Rankings for the top 15 programs on basic cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of April 29-May 5. Each ratings point represents 1,055,000 households. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses.

Cabin fever
Summertime to young Tripp Morris meant sleeping in the loft at his grandfather John Morris' log cabin in North Augusta and swimming in a nearby pond where a waterwheel turned to make electricity.

More women considering choices of motherhood
Mother's Day should be a day when Mom can relax, get breakfast in bed and have someone else cook dinner.

A hidden grove
MIAMI - Coconut Grove's days as an idyllic and slightly bohemian art colony are long gone, but its charm persists - once you get past the trendy boutiques and chain restaurants.

Mom has four wonderful reasons to enjoy home life
Jodie Hughes married her high school sweetheart, Jimmy. They planned a future without children; they would buy a Porsche at 40 and retire at 45. For 11 years, Mrs. Hughes worked as a manager of respiratory hyperbarics at Doctors Hospital, a job that she loved.

Working mom schedules love into every day
Aerobics at 5:30 a.m. is how Derindia Shapiro starts her day. It is perhaps the only time she'll have to herself during the day. Even then, she pauses her workout video to throw some laundry in the dryer.

Arts calendar
CELEBRATING THE GARDEN: Annual fund-raiser for Art Factory; 7 p.m. Friday, Boardman Pavilion on Savannah River, off Old Plantation Road in North Augusta; silent auction, heavy hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and entertainment by Kari Gaffney and Jeff Williams; $35 per person; reservations required; 731-0008.

Tourist-related Web sites from sea to shining sea
Here's how you can get information from official tourism offices of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Formal invitations should be addressed in the proper order
Dear Carson: Please advise me on the proper etiquette for addressing graduation invitations.

Miami trounces Georgia Tech
At Atlanta, Kevin Howard tied a school record with six hits, including two home runs, and drove in eight runs to lead Miami to a victory over Georgia Tech.

Miami trounces Georgia Tech

Waves pitchers silence Jackets' offense
Josh Thigpen's nightmarish season continues. The 6-foot-4, 195 pound right-hander allowed three hits and two runs in the seventh inning, and South Georgia starter Alberto Cruceta held the Augusta GreenJackets' anemic offense to three hits in the Waves' 3-0 victory at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Saturday night.

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 notebook
GreenJackets center fielder and leadoff batter Antron Seiber is batting .306 (11-for-36) in his past 10 games entering Saturday.

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

Augusta's Greene awaits word from Los Angeles
One way or another, Augusta native Todd Greene will be on the move again Wednesday.

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.

Burton leads Sorenstam in rain-plagued second round

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.

Rookie Gulbis shoots 66, leads by stroke after third round

Rookie Gulbis shoots 66, leads by stroke after third round
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Natalie Gulbis doesn't know where the closest hotels are just yet. The 19-year-old rookie is still trying to figure out a routine to follow each day on the LPGA Tour and how to manage her time as a professional.

Maruyama builds three-stroke lead
IRVING, Texas -- Ernie Els made a big charge early. Phil Mickelson staggered home down the stretch. At the end of a hot and gusty day at the Byron Nelson Classic, everyone was in the same situation - trying to catch Shigeki Maruyama.

Blaylock balances life of golf, motherhood
Caroline Blaylock has an afternoon tee time, but she's not sleeping in.

Montgomerie in three-way tie for lead

Tournament gears up for 2nd time in a year
The Asahi Ryokuken International Championship has the dates it wants, most of the top players and a national cable television contract. Now if it just had more preparation time.

Tournament gears up for 2nd time in a year

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.

Lietzke shots 64, takes lead in TD Waterhouse

Maruyama builds three-stroke lead

Maruyama takes Nelson lead

Kennedy wins state Mid-Amateur by four shots over Fichtner
MONROE, Ga. -- Scott Kennedy of Snellville shot a 2-under-par 70 Saturday to finish at even par, capturing the Georgia Mid-Amateur golf title by four shots over David Fichtner of Social Circle.

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.

Lane's surges into lead with course-record 65
SUTTON COLDFIELD, England -- England's Barry Lane shot a course-record 7-under-par 65 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead after three rounds of the Benson and Hedges International.

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.

Lietzke shots 64, takes lead in TD Waterhouse
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Bruce Lietzke, playing a course he "feels awkward on," shot an 8-under 64 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over Larry Nelson in the TD Waterhouse Championship.

Dougherty, two others tied at 68 in first round

Blaylock balances life of golf, motherhood

Greenjackets game report

Augusta's Greene awaits word from Los Angeles

GreenJackets game report

Waves pitchers silence Jackets' offense

Seiber powers Jackets to win

Sharks skate past Avalanche

Red Wings advance to conference finals

Montreal says it will rebound from disastrous Game 4
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Time heals wounds - even one as ugly as a blown three-goal lead in a crucial Stanley Cup playoff game.

Sharks skate past Avalanche
DENVER -- Despite trailing the best closing team in the NHL, the San Jose Sharks didn't change a thing in the third period.

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.

Senators beat Maple Leafs, lead series 3-2

Red Wings advance to conference finals
DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings took another step toward the Stanley Cup, ending St. Louis' season for the fourth time since 1996.

Montreal says it will rebound from disastrous Game 4

Web site tackles burning questions of cell phone etiquette
It's a funny situation I'm sure you've noticed, too. A muted cell phone ring will go off in some public place and suddenly just about everyone begins reaching into pockets and purses to see whether the ring is for them.

'Imitation hick' speaks his mind

'Chronicle' moves away from values

Ranter didn't check Section 8 facts for rental property

River provides relief from heat

Base pay hikes on performance

Historic Augusta home should be preserved, not abandoned

Lights more annoying than kids

Plutonium shipment like 'The MTA'

Proposes a river 'swim-in' event

Member of DeLaigle family urges preservation

Mom has four wonderful reasons to enjoy home life

A hidden grove

Tourist-related Web sites from sea to shining sea

Survivor Watch: Week 11

Formal invitations should be addressed in the proper order

Cabin fever

Working mom schedules love into every day

Arts calendar

More women considering choices of motherhood

Lawsuits overshadow Nuwaubian leader

Dooley run for office remains in question
ATHENS, Ga. - Barbara Dooley is apparently continuing to weigh the question of whether to run for the new 12th District congressional seat.

Islam group says sessions help end stereotypes
Eight months after the Sept. 11 attacks on America, members of a local Islamic group reached out to the public to counteract misperception of their religious beliefs.

Aiken council to vote on budget

Jurors discuss emotion of trial

Race complaints shed light on youth facility's problems

Around town

Subscriber of the day

Duel highlights Jet Ski festival
LANGLEY - Richard Ingram and Bill Morris have been speeding past each other for a decade.

'Racist' complaint ignores issues

Postal pickup
Richard Boone, a mail carrier for the Evans Post Office, picks up a bag of food in the Camelot subdivision.

Across the area

Settlement reached in book parody suit

Traffic fines take various routes

Envelope reaches mailbox 54 years late

In the know

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.

Postal pickup

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

Duel highlights Jet Ski festival

Man faces sentence for paying for slaying
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Brunswick physician Carl M. Drury Jr., 62, will be sentenced in federal court Wednesday for trying to hire someone to kill his wife.

Race complaints shed light on youth facility's problems
When black employees spoke out about unfair working conditions at the Augusta Youth Development Campus, they offered a rare glimpse inside the rehabilitation center for troubled teens.

'Racist' complaint ignores issues
A couple of weeks ago, Mallory Millender addressed an issue at the very heart of what The Augusta Chronicle and all conscientious newspapers stand for: truth and fairness in our news reports. In a column on our editorial page, he implied we deliberately distorted the truth and lied to our readers about a news event.

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

Why sleep late when you can learn math?
For the past three months, nearly 100 Richmond County pupils have given up their Saturdays to learn math.

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.

In the know

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

Police seek 3 in area holdup

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

Accidents kill two men in Aiken County

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.

News you can use

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.

Across Georgia

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

Students realize dreams
Danny Craig recalled an unsuccessful attempt to fix a 1962 Chevy II as a high school senior in 1973.

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

Across the area
A standoff in south Augusta ended four hours after an Augusta man who threatened to kill himself surrendered to authorities, police said.

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

Traffic fines take various routes
Ever wonder what happened to the $100 fine you paid on that speeding ticket?

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

Two men convicted in school fraud
SAVANNAH - Former Chatham County school board member Billy Knight III and businessman Varnedoe Ladson Hancock - charged in a kickback scheme stemming from the 1999 sale of a $2.5-million annuity to the Savannah-Chatham County school board - have been convicted in a Chatham County court.

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.

In the know
NAME: Pete Brodie THEN: He served as the District 2 Columbia County commissioner for six years until 1999. He was the board's chairman in 1996 and 1997.

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.

Rock on the river
Bassist Joe Bones plays with the band 420 Outback at the Garden City Music Festival at Riverwalk Augusta.

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.

Subscriber of the day
Victor Owenby of Augusta is today's subscriber of the day.

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.

Man faces sentence for paying for slaying

Two men convicted in school fraud

Across the area

Rock on the river

Augusta Assembly holds annual ball

Youngsters' ideas go head-to-head

Walkers benefit cancer research

Cancer plan turns focus to new grant

New York's bravest unwind with island volunteers' help

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.

Across Georgia

Youngsters' ideas go head-to-head
East Augusta Middle School pupil Earnest Jones used a permanent marker Saturday to illustrate two worlds: one with pollution and one without.

School project goes to voters

Aiken council to vote on budget
AIKEN - Aiken's $38.6 million 2002-03 budget reflects little change from last year, with increased revenue of about $1.2 million expected.

Polo match benefits Aiken school, police

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -Two Anderson District 5 schools are under investigation for security violations linked to the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test, the state Education Department says.

TV show to spotlight drug suspect

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.

South Carolina names its Teacher of the Year

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.

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

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.

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.

Across Georgia
FOLKSTON -Heavy smoke from wildfires in the Okefenokee swamp has sparked a public health advisory for people with asthma and other respiratory problems.

Cancer plan turns focus to new grant
They won't have to go back to the drawing board, but leaders in Augusta and Athens, Ga., will have to sketch their cancer center dreams onto a new canvas.

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.

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduledfor today include:

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.

Hamilton wins Busch 200 for first NASCAR victory

Hamilton wins Busch 200 for first NASCAR victory
LOUDON, N.H. -- After 95 winless starts in the NASCAR Busch series, Bobby Hamilton Jr. found the winning groove.

Are 'soft walls' the answer?
ATLANTA - Officials at NASCAR are impressed with the early success of the soft walls at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but not enough to endorse the safety barrier for the rest of the tracks on the stock car circuit.

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.

Are 'soft walls' the answer?

Polesitter approves of New Hampshire track changes

Racers' home opens museum

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.

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.

'Ugly win' looking better all the time for Celtics

Kings top Mavericks in OT
DALLAS -- The Sacramento Kings overcame the loss of All-Stars Chris Webber and Peja Stojakovic and a big scoring game by Dallas' Big 3 to take control of their Western Conference semifinal series.

Mayor defiant, fans sad as Hornets get move approval

Kings top Mavericks in OT

'Ugly win' looking better all the time for Celtics
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Maybe people who watched Boston chuck up all those 3-pointers during the regular season got the wrong impression, but the Celtics have turned things around this season with defense, not offense.

Lakers' late-game bursts the difference in Spurs series
SAN ANTONIO -- The Los Angeles Lakers want to suggest something new for Sunday's Game 4 with the San Antonio Spurs.

Lakers' late-game bursts the difference in Spurs series

Namath has learned to live with pain

Town to honor NFL standout

Champion's welcome

NFL to start testing for stimulants July 1

Patriots' new stadium scheduled for 'soft opening'

Anderson knows days with Falcons numbered

Mrs. Tommie Bradford
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. To

Mr. David McGahee    (SUNNYVALE, Calif.)

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

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

Mrs. Lillie Davenport
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, May 10, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia, Mrs. Lillie Mae Davenport, 99, of Gardner Street. She was a

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

Mrs. Annie Dukes    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Mae Dukes who died May 6, 2002, will be 1p.m. May 14, 2002, at Bark Camp Baptist

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.

Ms. Sarah Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Col. Leo White    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Col. Leo White    (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

Mrs. Tommie Bradford    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. To

Mr. John Smith    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Jackson    (DEARING, Ga.)
DEARING, Ga. - Mr. Roy Jackson of Dearing died Friday May 10, 2002. Funeral service will be held Sunday, May 12, 2002, at noon at Mount Aldred C.M.E. Church, Warren County. Burial in the church cemetery. Crawford Mortuary Thomson.

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

Martin Zwerling M.D.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Martin Herbert Zwerling, M.D. FACS, 76, of Aiken, died Friday, afternoon, May 10, 2002. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. Visit www.georgefuneralhomes.

Mrs. Hattie Reese    (CLEARWATER, Fla.)

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

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

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. Mary Ellison    (SARDIS, Ga.)
SARDIS, Ga. - Mrs. Mary Jane Perry Ellison, 48, of Sardis, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at her residence. Funeral services w

Mr. Milton Bergstrom    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. A. Milton Bergstrom, 93, of North Hills Drive, North Augusta, who died May 8, 2002, will be conducted Monday morning at 11

Mrs. Lily Stalnaker    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

1st. Sgt. Alexander Barnett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, May 10, 200

Mr. Richard Sanders Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest Saturday, May 11, 20

Mr. Milton Bergstrom
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. A. Milton Bergstrom, 93, of North Hills Drive, North Augusta, who died May 8, 2002, will be conducted Monday morning at 11

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

Mr. Thomas Weidman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Thomas A. Weidman, much admired and respected, passed away at his home on May 10, 2002, at 6:30p.m. He retired from the Medical College of Georgia as an associate pro

Mrs. Geraldine Eubanks    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Davenport    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, May 10, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia, Mrs. Lillie Mae Davenport, 99, of Gardner Street. She was a

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.

Featured obituary: Leo White
Leo White, a retired colonel, was generous to everybody, including the men under his command.

Mrs. Neva Ganus    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - En

1st. Sgt. Alexander Barnett
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, May 10, 200

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. John Smith    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. David McGahee    ( SUNNYVALE, Calif.)

Mr. Howard Ryals    (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN, Ga. - Mr. Howard O. Ryals, age 82, died Friday. Funeral services will be 4 p.m., Monday May 12 at the Faith Baptist Church in Midville with burial to follow in the Oak Hill Baptist Church cemetery in Millen. Survivors in

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. 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,

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

Mr. Walter Fryer    (HAWTHORNE, Calif.)
HAWTHORNE, Calif. - Entered i

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

Mr. Charles Gurley    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mr. Charles Lynn Gurley, husband of Frances H

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

Miss Alice Harden    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Alex Lewis    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - En

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,

William Mura M.D.    (PHOENIX, Ariz.)
PHOENIX, Ariz. - After an extended illness, William L. Mura, M.D., died May 9, 2002, in Phoenix. Bill was born in Augusta on September 1, 1946.

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

Mrs. Sarah Mays    (MILLEN, Ga.)
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Mr. Sonny Edwards    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Bertha Frowein    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Bertha Colvin Frowein, 89, wife of the late Frederick William Frowein of White Rock Road entered into rest Friday, May 10, 2002, at Emory University Hospital. The funeral will be held at 11a.m. Monday, May 13, 2002,

Col. Leo White (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David McGahee ( SUNNYVALE, Calif.)

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

Mrs. Geraldine Eubanks (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sarah Mays (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Hattie Reese (CLEARWATER, Fla.)

Mrs. Dorothy Bennings (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Howard Ryals (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Evans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Fryer (HAWTHORNE, Calif.)

Mrs. Ethel Norman (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Col. Leo White (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Ellison (SARDIS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lily Stalnaker (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Miss Drue Williams (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Martin Zwerling M.D. (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Roy Jackson (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Davenport (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles Gurley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Faye Ensley (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. John Smith (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Neva Ganus (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Weidman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Evans (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Bennings

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

Mrs. Tommie Bradford

E3 Latoya Dye (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

1st. Sgt. Alexander Barnett

Mrs. Gwendolyn Ginn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Sanders Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Creech (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Davenport

Mrs. Lillie Davenport (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Milton Bergstrom

Mrs. Mildred Strickland (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Neva Ganus (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Syrkett (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Miss Alice Harden (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Sonny Edwards

Mrs. Tommie Bradford (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. David McGahee (SUNNYVALE, Calif.)

Mrs. Annie Dukes (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Sarah Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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."

Regional races could be humdingers
The race for the new District 12 congressional seat became more interesting last week with the sudden departure of Republican candidate Cleve Mobley of Waynesboro, who had raised a big enough war chest to mount a credible campaign but hadn't gained the toughness or savvy to be ready for political hardball.

River provides relief from heat
In response to the city's ban on swimming in the river and the canal, I agree wholeheartedly with Ruth Ann Oglesby's May 1 letter. As a young boy, I grew up in National Hills and spent many a day at the canal and river, as well as in the canal and river. Lee Muns, Martinez, Ga.

'Imitation hick' speaks his mind
I admit I'm just an imitation Southern hick, having lived here for only 12 years. And while I admit it has taken a while, I wonder if I made a mistake moving here. Thomas D. Kohli, Augusta

Base pay hikes on performance
Raises in the 50 percent range for city of Augusta's top bureaucrats seem obscene with unemployment at 6 percent and tax revenues tanking. Tom Zwemer, Augusta

Historic Augusta home should be preserved, not abandoned
Thank you for your "Not so fast" editorial of May 4. Kevin DeLaigle, New York

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.

Proposes a river 'swim-in' event
It seems the Savannah River has become the "River from Hell," and has thus been deemed off limits to the innocent citizenry of Augusta. Alan W. Trisler, Augusta

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."

Lights more annoying than kids
Regarding Ken Oglesby's May 9 "Swim at your own risk" letter, the new lights shining all night long that have been installed at the old pumping station are much more annoying than any group of kids swimming in the river. George Stickler, North Augusta, S.C.

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

Member of DeLaigle family urges preservation
My family's homes have been on the wrong end of the wrecking ball in the past. In the 1950s a historic DeLaigle home and other historic structures were torn down to make way for Augusta's downtown super highway. An Augusta Chronicle article, dated Sept. 24, 1956, describes the home. Pam Sharp Cray, Daughter of Virginia DeLaigle Sharp Granville, Ohio

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.

'Chronicle' moves away from values
In your April 18 editorial, "Victimless porn," supporting the U.S. Supreme Court's unfortunate decision on virtual child pornography, you stated: "Since no actual children are used in these pornographic scenes, there are no child victims whose rights have been violated." David Sisler, 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

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

Mom's Day Grinch
The beloved Barbara Bush - wife of one president and parent of another - is to Mother's Day what The Grinch is to Christmas. She hates the commercial hoopla surrounding the annual mid-May celebration, telling Newsweek "It's a big rip-off, you know that."

Brazilian assures top spot

Marist blanks Lakeside again

In the know

Baseball playoff scores

Undefeated Stallions want a sellout

Georgia High School Association soccer pairings

Blake loses to Novak in quarterfinal round

Overtime

Area sports announcements

Blackville-Hilda has arrived

Thomson makes strong showing

Lakeside earns return trip to state semifinals

Williamson sprints to pair of victories

Baffert has his Derby, now he plots a Preakness win

Comeback continues for Mustangs' senior

Kanaan, Brack join 229 club at Indy

Evans hurdler leads area charge

Agassi, Haas advance to Rome final

Stallions remain undefeated

Blackville-Hilda loses title game

Washington-Wilkes triumphs

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

Evans hurdler leads area charge
JEFFERSON, Ga. - He already had won the prestigious Arcadia Invitational in California and the Taco Bell Classic in Columbia

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.

Washington-Wilkes triumphs
JEFFERSON, Ga. - The memory wouldn't go away for Washington-Wilkes' Kenderous Wylie.

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.

Brazilian assures top spot
INDIANAPOLIS - Bruno Junqueira pushed the limits Saturday, winning the pole position for the Indianapolis 500 with a four-lap average of 231.342 mph.

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.

Agassi, Haas advance to Rome final
ROME -- Andre Agassi will attempt to erase the memory of a defeat 13 years ago.

Marist blanks Lakeside again
For the second-straight season, Marist stopped Lakeside in the quarterfinals of the Georgia High School Association Class AAAA state soccer playoffs.

In the know
"It makes you wonder, like the old days, if there was a bounty." San Francisco manager Dusty Baker, who thinks pitchers are headhunting Barry Bonds after New York's Pedro Astacio sailed one over the slugger.

Williamson sprints to pair of victories
COLUMBIA - Silver Bluff speedster Troy Williamson closed out his high school track career in style Saturday, winning two events and anchoring a relay team's victory in the South Carolina High School League's Class AA meet.

Blackville-Hilda loses title game
COLUMBIA - Skill beat out athleticism in the South Carolina High School League Class A boys soccer championship Saturday, as Christ Church defeated Blackville-Hilda 4-1 at Memorial Stadium.

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.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga., 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls will be accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

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.

Thomson makes strong showing
JEFFERSON, Ga. - Even with one of its top runners missing, Thomson made a good showing in Saturday's Georgia High School Association Track and Field Championships at Memorial Stadium.

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.

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 soccer playoff results
Results of Saturday's Georgia soccer playoffs.

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

Anglers troll waters at night for flatheads

DNR considers request

Mother's support priceless

Cooking wild
Anyone who has encountered a wild boar in the swamp - and had the fortitude to shoot it - knows these beasts always taste better than they smell. From the archives of Sports Afield magazine, this recipe offers an opportunity to experience the mild, rich flavor of wild pork.

DNR considers request
An agreement to allow Phinizy Swamp Nature Park to expand its boardwalks and education programs into the adjacent Phinizy Swamp Wildlife Management Area is under review by Georgia's Department of Natural Resources.

Mother's support priceless
One of the neatest things I ever found as a kid was a black rat snake with marbled ivory markings along its belly.

Outdoors calendar

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations might be required.

Cooking wild

Anglers troll waters at night for flatheads
Each weekend, Robin Whisenant launches his boat an hour or two before dusk and enjoys glorious sunsets from the shimmering waters of Thurmond Lake.

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.

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.

Champion's welcome
Blackville, S.C., mayor David Kenner gives a key to the city to NFL Troy Brown during a ceremony Saturday.

Namath has learned to live with pain
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Forget those notorious knees. Joe Namath wants to talk about his thighs.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Undefeated Stallions want a sellout
Following Augusta's 48-47 arenafootball2 victory over Macon on Friday night, fullback/linebacker Dirk Lincicome questioned what the team has to do to have a sellout.

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.

Solar storms hit close to home
New NASA satellite images are giving scientists a better understanding of how Earth's outer atmosphere protects the planet during solar storms but also gets superheated and charged to produce disruptive electrical fields.

Astronomers 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.

Riot control could get messy, smelly and slippery
WASHINGTON - Life could become a sticky, noisy, smelly, altogether unpleasant mess for rioters or enemies that authorities want stopped but not killed.

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.

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.

3 people in Florida have chip implanted
BOCA RATON, Fla. - A Florida family Friday became the first to be implanted with computer chips that researchers hope will someday become an easy way to provide emergency room staffers with patients' medical information.

A weak-to-moderate El Nino is expected
Government forecasters say that a weak-to-moderate El Nino event is expected to continue developing over the next six to nine months, with global weather effects likely to be considerably less pronounced than during that last warm-up of the tropical Pacific.

Screven's Cooper is high on Richt's list

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.

Screven's Cooper is high on Richt's list
What happens if Musa Smith isn't healthy?

Holtz visits Aiken/Augusta Gamecock Club

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

3 people in Florida have chip implanted

Solar storms hit close to home

A weak-to-moderate El Nino is expected

Theory on HIV's targeting of cell type confirmed

Dealing effectively with persistent pain

Astronomers to intensify search for life beyond the solar system

Congress proposes to fight e-mail spam

Faith and fellowship calendar

Coffeehouse provides youth with Christian atmosphere

Couple aid children in need of love, home

Gift of life

Faith digest