Canseco announces retirement
CHICAGO -- Former AL MVP Jose Canseco announced his retirement Monday, 38 home runs shy of the 500 mark - which he wanted to reach to help his Hall of Fame chances.
Silver Bluff takes 1-0 lead
PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - The team - as usual - met in the middle of the diamond after the game was complete, and, sure, Silver Bluff was happy.
Toilet scam drained cash from owners
ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. - With 70 or 80 tourists crammed into Larry's Olde Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor, a man emerged from the men's room, soaking wet and bearing bad news.
A very long bus ride
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Though it will likely be decades before a human sets foot on the Martian surface, former astronaut Buzz Aldrin and scientists at Purdue University already are working on a shuttle they hope will one day take people from Earth to the Red Planet and back.
SAN FRANCISCO - At this point, having started just six games this season, Mark DeRosa is happy to see his name in the lineup, even if it means shortstop Rafael Furcal's right shoulder is aching.
Cox looks for answers
SAN FRANCISCO - The benchmark, Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox says, is 40 games. Give him a quarter of the season and he'll tell you what sort of team he has.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones was given a routine day off Sunday by manager Bobby Cox, who said the decision was nothing more than a chance for the left fielder to rest a few nagging injuries.
Giants walk past Braves
SAN FRANCISCO - This Braves trip to a pair of cozy ballparks could be just the tonic for an ailing offense.
Padres rally to beat Braves
ATLANTA - After watching his team equal its season-high for consecutive victories with three, manager Bobby Cox thought his Atlanta Braves had turned the proverbial corner and were beginning to play consistent ball.
Bush signs big farm bill, buoying Southern hopes
ATLANTA - Whether their crops are peanuts, cotton or oranges, Southern farmers expect to benefit from the $190 billion federal farm bill President Bush signed Monday.
BellSouth awaits FCC ruling
BellSouth could unveil long-distance services in Georgia later this month, as federal regulators will rule this week whether the telecom giant has opened the state's market to adequate competition.
Students' education lag persists
They might have read Shakespeare and learned the periodic table, but according to a national survey, most high school students don't know how to balance a checkbook.
Group works to boost tourism and business
ATLANTA - Trying to boost tourism and lure business, Georgia is looking for a new way to sell itself to the nation - and even the peach, sacred symbol of the state for decades, isn't safe.
Georgia markets to vehicle suppliers
ATLANTA - Georgia didn't get the latest automobile assembly plant, but it is trying to lure the suppliers.
Putting fun into mutual funds
If you're the not-so-rare consumer who loves ocean cruises, playing the slots at Vegas or can't get enough of amusement parks, video games and action flicks, your leisure time is Mark Greenberg's business.
Worker loyalty, an often overlooked commodity
NEW YORK -- It's one of the most precious commodities a small business can have, but it's one many company owners don't try hard enough to keep - their workers' loyalty.
Saving energy can save you money
Three years ago, Kirk deFord stopped driving to work and began biking the six miles to his office at an educational research center in Portland, Ore.
Small business owners should study the competition
Your prospective customer has money or credit to buy what you sell, and if you don't provide what they want to buy that competitor down the street, in the next town or on the Internet will. So begin your competitive battle by shopping around and making a serious study of what your competition has to offer.
What not to include in job-search materials
"My IQ is 110 and rising." There's no telling where it will end up.
CHICAGO - Sears, Roebuck and Co. is taking a page from its roots as a catalog company to try to put some zip into long-stagnant clothing sales by buying Lands' End for $1.9 billion.
Road warriors check out dead, dying shopping centers
Peter Blackbird has learned you can't argue with a dog. Messing with homeless people isn't such a smart idea either.
Tigers top Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Clemson head coach Jack Leggett got his 800th career victory Monday as the Tigers beat Virginia 5-3 in Atlantic Coast Conference action.
America's youth are eating more and exercising less, a problem evident nationally as well as locally.
Age old question
Q: The advertisements for skin-care products are confusing. What can I do that will really help my skin as I age? - M.W., Evans
'Episode II' lacks fun and adventure
"The dark side clouds everything," Yoda warns in the fifth installment of the "Star Wars" series.
Gillian Anderson bids wistful goodbye to 'The X-Files'
LOS ANGELES -- After nine years of playing the skeptic on "The X-Files," Gillian Anderson is having trouble accepting one last cosmic truth: the drama's end.
In the know
It's cap-and-gown time again. As local grads proudly take on the next chapter of their lives, The Augusta Chronicle wants you to think back to your graduation day.
Usher looks at career as long-term commitment
NEW YORK - Usher had just established himself as a young prince of R&B with his best-selling sophomore disc, My Way, when - at 20 years old - he decided to take a break from music to try his hand at acting.
'Millionaire' producer wants his show off ABC's schedule
NEW YORK -- With television networks poised to announce their fall plans next week, Michael Davies finds himself in a rare position: a producer begging ABC to keep his show OFF the schedule.
The Force is back with a vengeance
The force is unquestionably strong with George Lucas.
'Dinotopia' has some imaginative elements
Anytime there's something to review from producer Robert Halmi Sr., my first response is to shudder. He's produced so many hours of miniseries schlock in recent years - NBC's 1999 atrocity, "Noah's Ark," springs immediately to mind - that anything bearing his name gives me a fright.
TV highlights for the week beginning Monday
This is a week of big endings. Sort of.
Channel to celebrate 20 years on the air
ATLANTA - They delight in watching the kinks in the jet stream. They follow wind-chill readings the way baseball fans keep track of batting averages. They know what "dewpoint" means.
Jackets beat Miami
ATLANTA -- Jason Perry homered twice and drove in six runs and Jeremy Slayden added four RBI as Georgia Tech beat Miami 16-8 on Sunday.
Jackets squeak out win against Waves
Poor Manny Delcarmen.
GreenJackets' game postponed
Rain forced the postponement of Monday night's South Atlantic League game between the Augusta GreenJackets and the Capital City Bombers.
Another switch to the swoosh 'very close' for Tiger
IRVING, Texas -- Exactly two years after changing golf balls in the middle of a record-setting season, Tiger Woods says he is "very close" to making another switch to the swoosh - this time, to Nike Golf irons.
Keever joins field with playoff win
A five-way playoff for the second of two qualifying spots injected some drama into Monday's practice rounds at the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship.
Fudo beats Webb at Nichirei Cup
TOKYO -- Japan's Yuri Fudo shot a bogey-free 5-under-par 67 Sunday for three-stroke victory over two-time defending champion Karrie Webb in the Nichirei Cup.
Richmond Academy's Greene wins Class AAA golf title
Freshman Michael Greene of Richmond Academy shot a 70 to win the individual Georgia Class AAA golf title Monday at Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville.
Cabrera wins Benson and Hedges
SUTTON COLDFIELD, England -- Angel Cabrera of Argentina shot a 3-under-par 69 at The Belfry on Sunday to win the Benson and Hedges International by one stroke.
Final round washed out, Lietzke declared winner
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When he woke up twice Saturday night to the sound of thunder, Bruce Lietzke figured he might be on the verge of winning a golf tournament without even swinging a club. He was right.
Course sports different look
At first glance, Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club doesn't look much different than it did in September, when the Edgefield County, S.C., course played host to the inaugural Asahi Ryokuken International Championship.
Course closed for final touches
Steve Storm carried fencing from a golf cart to the practice putting green at Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club Sunday.
Judge denies request in lawsuit
Richmond County Superior Court Judge Albert M. Pickett refused to grant a receivership Monday to oversee Mount Vintage International Corporation Inc., the group that has a five-year contract with the LPGA Tour to hold the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship.
Sorenstam wins for third LPGA title of the year
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Annika Sorenstam, confident she had played her best, could only stand and watch from the scorer's tent. She didn't expect Pat Hurst to make a mistake this time.
Etowah wins AAAA title
Buddy Walker decided several months ago that this would be his last year coaching golf at Etowah. His 20th and final season concluded with the Eagles winning their first Class AAAA state championship Monday at Forest Hills Golf Club.
Shigeki saves the day
IRVING, Texas -- Instead of that happy-go-lucky smile, Shigeki Maruyama spent most of the time sticking out his tongue in mock relief after escaping trouble with delicate chips and clutch putts in the Byron Nelson Classic.
Hurricanes rout Canadiens, 5-1
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The team many predicted in the preseason would struggle to make the playoffs is one win away from the Eastern Conference finals.
Hurricanes top Canadiens
MONTREAL -- Carolina didn't want to play a seventh game against the Montreal Canadiens. The BBC line made sure that didn't happen.
Injuries, inexperience short-circuit Blues' playoff run
ST. LOUIS -- Even with injuries and an inexperienced goaltender, the St. Louis Blues had no reason to give up.
Maple Leafs believe they have mental edge over Senators
TORONTO -- From his seat in the stands, injured forward Mikael Renberg likes the Toronto Maple Leafs' chances in Game 7 against the Ottawa Senators.
They say Georgia needs a new slogan - any suggestions?
You would think Georgia's leadership would have been happy.
Pedestrian killed on expressway
A south Augusta woman was killed early Tuesday morning when she was hit by a Dodge truck on Bobby Jones Expressway.
Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Attorney General Charlie Condon says he will appeal a judge's order to award more than $2 million in attorneys fees in a sales tax case.
Coroner gets his name on morgue
Walking in the cooler room at his new morgue, Columbia County Coroner Tommy King Sr. just smiled.
Meetings focus on city's future
The second in a series of town hall meetings on Augusta's future is planned for Wednesday afternoon.
Agencies replace man's home
AIKEN - Some people fall through the cracks - literally.
Dooley joins 12th District race
ATHENS, Ga. - Barbara Dooley will run as a Republican for the new 12th District congressional seat.
Couple wed high above beach
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Susan Godfrey always dreamed that on her wedding day she would stand barefoot on a beach as she exchanged vows with her bridegroom.
Family to offer reward
WILLISTON, S.C. - About a week after 18-year-old Corey Portee was beaten and shot outside a birthday party at the American Legion hut in Williston, police said they had the trigger man.
Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Ray Collins of Martinez.
Local storm reports include funnel cloud sighting
A second day of heavy rain across already saturated ground in the Midwest caused more flooding Monday as rivers and creeks crept out of their banks.
Voting system changes
ATLANTA - Georgia elections officials from Secretary of State Cathy Cox down to probate judges in the smallest counties readily concede that converting the entire state to electronic voting by November will be a challenge.
Athenian celebrates 107 years
ATHENS, Ga. - Inez Wilson is all smiles when she recalls the events of her life - memories, she concedes, that are getting harder to come by as the years progress.
Across the area
A 50-year-old Augusta man has been charged with falsely reporting a carjacking to police.
Teacher proposal gets vote
Columbia County school board trustees are expected to vote tonight on a proposal to provide incentives for retired teachers to return to the classroom.
Across the area
Richmond County authorities are investigating an armed robbery reported Sunday at an Augusta apartment.
Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is N. Charles Murphy of Augusta.
Because inaccurate information was provided to The Augusta Chronicle, an incorrect time was listed in Monday's Around Town column for an Asian and Pacific Heritage Command Program at Fort Gordon. The correct time for the ceremony is 12:30 p.m. today.
Senators work out bingo bill changes
AIKEN - Bingo operators got conflicting messages last week from the South Carolina Legislature.
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:
Wind-driven blaze bests firefighters' joint effort
BELVEDERE - Firefighters from five departments fought flames and wind for two hours at a house in Belvedere on Monday, knowing it was a losing battle.
News you can use
MAY 14, 1974 There will be no unified government for Augusta and Richmond County this year, as the county balked at joining the city in today's voting.
Work to be finished today
AIKEN - The expansion of Pine Log Road from two to four lanes will be completed today, according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation.
Across the southeast
TAMPA, Fla. - Surgeons were unable to reattach a zookeeper's arm after it was torn off by a 350-pound lion as the woman took her parents and boyfriend on a behind-the-scenes tour of the animal's sleeping quarters at Busch Gardens.
Story in the shade
Sterling Bargeron, a retired Baptist minister from Reidsville, Ga., reads a mystery novel in the shade of his umbrella as he sells onions along the side of Peach Orchard Road in south Augusta. Mr. Bargeron was warding off the sun's rays Monday afternoon as temperatures neared 90 degrees.
Council OKs water, sewer fees
AIKEN - Imminent fee increases have Aiken City Council members concerned about future growth in the city and how it will be supported.
Student dies in one-car accident
A 16-year-old Thomson High School student died and two of his classmates were seriously injured in a one-car crash on Georgia Highway 10 Monday in Thomson.
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:
ATLANTA -A 72-year-old woman died when fire swept through her southwest Atlanta home, authorities said.
Lake turbines on track for start-up in summer
Russell Dam's reversible turbines could be in full operation by late summer now that a U.S. District Court ruling has ended a 14-year legal battle that could have mothballed them forever.
News you can use
May 13, 1972 WJBF will return to the air sometime today.
Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -About a quarter of South Carolina's jails lack fire-safety devices - a situation that could cause serious injury in a fire, the state Corrections Department said.
Panel OKs demolition in historic community
City officials are making plans and making more money available to tear down abandoned and dilapidated buildings throughout Augusta.
MACON -The jailed leader of a middle Georgia religious group molested dozens of children, some as young as 4, during the past nine years, an FBI agent testified Monday.
Man gives new life to old Beetles
Lee Hanks says he has made a modest living specializing in the service, repair and restoration of Volkswagens.
HUD rule removes window air units
During the past month, Hattie Nunnally has spent more time sleeping on her sofa than in her bed.
Wei, Bandea are proof that little girls can have big games
They crossed paths in the contestant parking lot, where their parents ironed out a scheduled play date for next week.
Schumacher wins Austrian GP after Barrichello yields
SPIELBERG, Austria -- Michael Schumacher didn't need the fastest car to win the Austrian Grand Prix.
Rain adds pressure to Indy qualifying
INDIANAPOLIS -- Rain on Sunday washed away the second of three days of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 and increased the pressure on drivers hoping to fill the remaining nine positions in the 33-car field.
Nice guys sometimes finish second
Nice guys don't always finish last.
Seven people, five spectators, injured in accidents at auto rally
BESANCON, France -- Seven people, including five spectators, were injured in two separate accidents Sunday at a local auto rally in eastern France.
Ferrari chairman defends team decision at Austrian GP
MARANELLO, Italy -- Ferrari defended its final-lap order to Rubens Barrichello to let Michael Schumacher win the Austrian Grand Prix, while outrage spread Monday among racing officials, fans and the media.
Nets top Hornets
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Unless they find a way to stop Jason Kidd, the Hornets will never play another game in Charlotte.
Pistons fall to Celtics
BOSTON -- The Detroit Pistons couldn't stop Antoine Walker and Paul Pierce - not at the same time, at least.
Kings beat Mavericks
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- In an amazing race of a playoff series, the Sacramento Kings were faster, deeper and tougher than Dallas - and maybe even good enough to beat the Lakers.
Nets defense key to 3-1 series lead
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- With almost all the focus on Jason Kidd, sometimes it's easy to miss the constant that has put the New Jersey Nets within a victory of their first Eastern Conference final.
Celtics focus on closing out Detroit on the road
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Boston Celtics have a stifling defense and a whole lot of history on their side.
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 will be he
Mrs. Barbara Hughes (GIBSON, Ga.)
GIBSON, Ga. - Mrs. Barbara Ann Hughes of Chalker Road, Gibson, entered into rest May 11, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia. Memorial services will be held Tues
Ms. Bonnie Couto (MOUNT HOLLEY, N.C.)
MOUNT HOLLEY, N.C. -
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
Mrs. Sarah Ramsey (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - She has passed from her classroom now; her curious mind and social style fo
Mrs. Helen Arrington (WRENS, Ga.)
WRENS, Ga. - Mrs. Helen L. Arrington, 72, of Russell
Mr. Cecil Hamilton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga.- Entered into rest Sunday, May 12, 2002, at the Augusta Hills Nursing Home, Mr. Cecil Hamilton of Hickman Road formerly of 13th Street. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 M.L. King Jr. Blvd.
Mr. George Andrews (SPARTA, Ga.)
SPARTA, Ga. - Mr. Ge
Mr. Nathan Hendricks (HINESVILLE, Ga.)
HINESVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Nathan P. Hendricks, 19, entered into rest Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah as a result of an au
Mr. Martin Zwerling (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C.- Martin Herbert Zwerling, 76, died
Mr. Elbert Holston (WINDSOR, S.C.)
WINDSOR, S.C. - Mr. Elbert "Jake" Holston entered into rest May 13, 2002, at the Aiken Regional Medical
Mr. Robert Wood (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C.- Robert Olin Wood, 62, died Sunday in Charleston. Family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9p.m. at Mole Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Mole Funeral Home.
Mrs. Marion Faglier (STAPLETON, Ga.)
STAPLETON, Ga. - Mrs. Marion Faglier, 78, of Cedar Grove Road, entered into rest Monday, May 13, 2002, at University Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. James Funeral Home, Wrens.
Mr. James Williams (FAIRFAX, S.C.)
FAIRFAX, S.C. - Mr. James Otis Williams, husband of Helen B. Williams, died Saturday in the Allendale County Hospital. He was 90. Mr. Williams was born in Fairfax July 7, 1911, a son of the late A.J. Williams and Anna Harter Williams. He w
Mrs. Neva Ganus (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - E
Mrs. Ruth Evans (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, May 10, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, Mrs. Ruth Evans of Crest Drive, Hephzibah. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at 11 a.m. at B.A.
Ms. Velma Booth (WARRENTON, Ga.)
WARRENTON, Ga. - Ms. Velma M. Booth, 89, of Norwood Road, Warrenton, passed away May 12, 2002, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center Thomson. Ms. Booth was a native of Lan
Mr. Gerald Sheppard (MEEKS, Ga.)
MEEKS, Ga. - Funeral services for Gerald L. Sheppard, age 44, will be held today at 2 p.m. at Corinth United Methodist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Tommy Veal will officiate. He was born in Emanuel County a
Mr. William Luke (TIGNALL, Ga.)
Mrs. Maggie Peterson (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Entered into rest Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Azalea Woods Nursing Facility, Mrs. Maggie Patterson Peterson, 96. Mrs. Peterson was a native of Aiken County and a member of
Mrs. Frances Meeks (UNION POINT, Ga.)
UNION POINT, Ga. - Entered into rest May 13, 2002, Frances Benton Meeks, age 89. A native of Warren County, Mrs. Meeks was born
Mrs. MaryLib Callaway (COVINGTON, Ga.)
COVINGTON, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Callaway will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at 2 p.m. from First United Methodist Church, Covington. Dr. Don Martin and Rev. Royeese
Mrs. Kendall Miller (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C.-Memorial services for Mrs. Kendall Berezoski Miller will be later in Richmond, Va. Mrs. Miller, 65, of Aiken, w
Featured obituary: Mr. Robert Jackson Bates Smith Jr.
Robert Jackson Bates "Jack" Smith Jr., a former U.S. attorney for Georgia's Southern District, died Sunday at his residence.
Mr. Henry Mock Jr. (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Mr. Henry Ashton Mock Jr. died Saturday at Heritage Inn Nursing
Mr. Joseph Blackwood (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Funeral services for M
Mr. Amos Arnold (GIBSON, Ga.)
GIBSON, Ga. - Mr. Amos Arnold, 71, of Magnolia Church Road, Gibson, entere
Mr. Charles Gurley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mr. Charles Lynn Gurley, husband of Frances Harmon Gurley, entered into rest May 11, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2002, in the chapel of Rowland Funeral Home, with Rev. Sherrell Dunn, Rev. Chris Griggs and Dr. Nancy H. Womack officiating. Interment will be at 4p.m. in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery, Forest City, N.C. Mr. Gurley will lie in state at Bethany Baptist Church from 3:00 to 4p.m. Pallbearers will be Eric Bridges, Heath Bridges, Bob Fogle, Steve Gurley, Terry Lawson, Jack McMahan, Bryan McNally, and Roy Scarborough. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Adult Five Sunday School Department of Curtis Baptist Church. Mr. Gurley was a native of Forest City, N.C. and was a member of Curtis Baptist Church and the Mens Sunday School Class of Adult Five. He served in the Merchant Marines, U.S. Marine Corps, World War II, Marine Reserves and active duty during the Korean War. Mr. Gurley was a graduate of U.S. Marine Institute, Washington, DC and attended Howards Business College in Shelby, N.C. He received meat market training with the Winn-Dixie Stores in N.C. where he served as Meat Market Manager for several years. Later he moved to the Augusta area as Market Manager for Gurleys Super Market and later owner and operator of Charlies Super Market in North Augusta. He retired in 1990 from Gurleys Super Market. Additional survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Ginger G. Foster and Bill Foster of Lake St. Louis, Mo.; four brothers, John Gurley of Forest City, N.C., Russell Gurley of Greenwood, S.C., Henry Gurley of North Augusta, S.C., and Donald Gurley of Titusville, Fla. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6 to 8p.m. or they may call at the residence. Memorials may be made to "Build the Vision Campaign," c/o Curtis Baptist Church, 1326 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901, or to St. Joseph Hospice, 2260 Wrightboro Road, Augusta, GA 30904. Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ashley Young (TYLER, Texas)
TYLER, Texas - Entered into rest May 6, 2002, in Tyler, Texas, Miss Ashley Young, formerly of Augusta. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Sally Young; father, T
Mrs. Lillie Davenport (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, May 10, 2002, at the Medical College o
Mr. Robert Wood (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Robert Olin Wood, 62, of Barnwell, died Sunday in the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston. Born in Barnwell County, he
Mr. Kenneth Carle (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Kenneth Ordel Carle, 89, of Martinez, entered into rest Sunday, May 12, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Family members include his daughter, Su
Judge Robert Stevens Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Judge Robert
Mrs. Viola Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered in
Mrs. Frances Lewis (BRONX, N.Y.)
BRONX, N.Y. - Entered into rest Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at her residence, Mrs. Frances D. Lewis of Walton
Ms. Sarah Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Wednesday, May 8, 2002, Ms. Sarah R. Lewis of Sullivan Roa
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.
Mr. Robert Smith Jr. (MURRELLS INLET, S.C.)
MURRELLS INLET, S.C. - Robert Jackson Bates "J
Mrs. Jewel Marks (ATLANTA, Ga.)
ATLANTA, Ga. - Jewel David Marks passed away in Atlanta Sunday, May 12, 2002. Mrs. Marks is survived by her daughter Leslie Marie Boyer of Charlotte, N.C.; son, Eugene David Marks III
Mrs. Estelle Hickson (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Estelle Hickson, 90, of Williston Road, died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at Aiken Regional Medical Center, Aiken. The funeral will be at 2p.m.
Mr. Joe Hill (BARTOW, Ga.)
BARTOW, Ga. - Mr. Joe Hill, age 54, of Bartow, died Monday morning at his residence. Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon, May 15, 2002, at 2p.m. at Bartow United Methodist Church. Internment will be
Mrs. Della Harling (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Mrs. Della Carroll Harling,
Mr. Sylvester Jackson (LINCOLNTON, GA.)
LINCOLNTON, GA.- Mr. Sylvester P
Mrs. Mattie Hall (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie McKie Hall, 75, of Hugh Street will be held at 2p.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at Old Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Limuer Myers officiating.
Mrs. Maggie Peterson (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Maggie Peterson, 96, of Azalea Woods Nursing Center entered into rest May 11, 2002. Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Beaver Dam Baptist
Mr. Charles Gurley (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mr. Charles Lynn Gurley, husband of Frances Harmon Gurley, entered into rest May 11, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Funeral services will be held today at 11a.m. May 14, 2002, in th
Mrs. Lula Floyd (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mrs. Lula Carroll Floyd, 90, widow of William Parrish Floyd died Monday in the Barnwell County Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2002, in Victory Baptist Church
Ms. Annette Holloway (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services and burial for Ms. Annette Holloway, age 49, who died May 10, 2002, will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Anna Bapt
Stand with Hodges on SRS dumping
I am one of thousands of proud nuclear pioneers who helped win the Cold War against the Soviet Union during more than 40 years of faithful service at the Savannah River Site. During that time we produced nuclear materials for our national defense, space exploration, and medicine. Paul L. Cook, Augusta
U.S. wrong to duck global court
I am saddened by the Bush Administration's unsigning of the treaty which establishes the International Criminal Court. Royann Warhaftig, Augusta
Get second opinion
For the past few years since consolidation, it seems that just about half of the Augusta Commission's time is spent hearing and arguing about wage disparities at city hall.
Energy agency blinks
Just when it looked like the standoff between South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges and the U.S. Department of Energy was about to explode into open warfare, DOE blinked.
South Carolina NAACP President James Gallman thinks he's more representative of the state than its elected officials, including two senior black Democratic lawmakers, U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn and state Sen. Kay Patterson.
Swim on, dudes
After a loud public outcry, the Augusta Canal Authority has wisely changed its thinking on the century-old prohibition against swimming in the Savannah River. The Augusta Commission will soon get the same message when the authority requests the ban be banished.
Why teaching is a stressful job
Regarding Rob Strickland's May 8 letter suggesting the need for psychiatric exams for all teachers, I assume Mr. Strickland is a psychiatrist or psychologist, since he is able to so quickly evaluate and diagnose such a large population. Susan Becton, Millen, Ga.
Barkley owes apology to Masters
I feel Charles Barkley owes the Augusta National a big apology. Yes, I am white, but Tiger Woods was one of the three people I wanted to win the Master's. The other two were Phil Mikelson and anyone who has never won before. James Turner, North Augusta, S.C.
Let Augusta raises go to the dogs
I am sorry to see that Richmond County Animal Control has found it necessary to penalize law-abiding dog owners in order to raise money to keep the shelter afloat while the city commission seems to have lots of extra money for raises. Pat Roach, Martinez, Ga.
D.A. says DeLaigle house could be rehabilitated
Please allow me to clarify the excerpted comments published in The Chronicle on May 2 regarding the house currently occupied by the district attorney's office. Daniel J. Craig, Augusta
Hodges playing election politics
Let's hear it again for the uninformed. Joe Nirenberg's May 3 letter is concerned that Savannah River Site will become the nation's dumping ground for nuclear waste. Tom Nicodemus, Aiken, S.C.
N-power a good bet
The U.S. Senate's recently passed energy bill excludes oil and gas exploration in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but it very much includes provisions supporting the Bush administration's Nuclear Energy 2010 initiative to achieve new nuclear power plant construction by the end of the decade.
College degree not mandatory for success
I am amused - no, make that infuriated - by those who imply that the possession of a college degree is a measure of a person's intelligence, aptitude and ability. Priscilla Boatwright, Wagener, S.C.
Bulldogs will play Crescent for title
Silver Bluff center fielder Deidre Simmons admits she was rooting for Crescent to beat Gilbert in the Upper State Finals last week.
Agassi wins Italian Open
ROME -- Andre Agassi finally added an Italian Open title to his long list of championships.
Sampras, Kafelnikov lose
HAMBURG, Germany -- Andre Agassi withdrew, and Pete Sampras was defeated Monday as the German Open lost two of its biggest stars within hours.
Augusta Boxing Club heavyweight Kevin Burnett, 6-foot-7, 270 pounds, ran his record to 11-0 (10 knockouts) Saturday night with a third-round KO of Atlanta's Juan Clemans in a club match in Columbus, Ga.
United States get win over Uruguay
WASHINGTON -- The United States began its final run of World Cup warmups Sunday with a shaky 2-1 victory over Uruguay that showed hope for the Americans' offense but exposed weaknesses on defense.
Lakeside faces Heritage in soccer semifinals again
Lakeside took care of a third-ranked team in the Georgia Class AAAA boys soccer playoffs last week. Now the Panthers have their sights set on the No. 1 team.
For the second time in conference history, the Peach Belt has placed a team in the NCAA South Atlantic Regional, led by Kennesaw State (44-11), the No. 1 seed and host team for the double-elimination tournament that begins Thursday.
Henin beat Serena Williams in German Open final
BERLIN -- Justine Henin finally made the clutch shot she needed to get past one of the Williams sisters.
Salamone going to Coastal Carolina
When Aquinas senior guard Cheryl Salomone would step to the free-throw line with the game on the line this season, teammate Ellen Ribock knew the result. She knew Salomone would thrive under pressure.
Indoor smoking proposal on ballot
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A proposal to ban smoking at most indoor workplaces in Florida, including restaurants, has won a spot on the state's November ballot.
Pros and cons of Windows XP
With the introduction of Windows XP, Microsoft Corp. managed to tick off a lot of people, ranging from consumers (who were still getting Windows Me to work correctly) to IT professionals, who faced yet another operating system to support and install.
Tech-savvy pupils salute America
Two Harlem Middle School pupils have blended their technical skills and their patriotism in an award-winning multimedia production.
Creating children's zone online easier said than done
NEW YORK -- To keep youngsters away from porn and other online dangers, some child-safety advocates want to create a children's zone populated only by Web sites deemed safe.
Two new keyboards for handhelds
Keyboards for Palm handheld computers have been around for years and I've tried quite a few, but their size, even when folded, has always been a turnoff for most of us.
Court partially upholds online smut law
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court partly upheld a law intended to shield children from online pornography, but said there are unresolved free speech questions that prevent the law from taking effect now.
Aspirin can help arteries
Doctors have known for years that low doses of aspirin can be useful in warding off heart attacks and strokes, but new research suggests aspirin also helps the arteries withstand dysfunction caused by even mild inflammation.
Internet is one big gossip fest for 'Star Wars' fans
NEW YORK -- Before heading to class, University of Washington history student Jacob Kenagy sets his VCR to record commercials - yes, commercials - in hopes of finding a new ad for "Star Wars."
Auburn tops Diamond Dogs
AUBURN, Ala. -- Trent Pratt hit a double in the bottom of the 11th inning to drive home the winning run and give Auburn an 8-7 win over Georgia on Sunday.
Georgia blanks South Carolina to advance to NCAA championships
ATHENS, Ga. -- Nicolos Boeker beat South Carolina's Ben Atkinson 6-2, 6-2 in No. 6 singles on Sunday to clinch top-ranked Georgia's berth in the NCAA Men's Tennis Championship to be held at Texas A&M.
Gamecocks top Tennessee
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina moved one and a half games ahead of Florida in the Southeastern Conference race with a 5-3 win over Tennessee on Sunday.
Superheroes obscure the real American heroes
With the opening of Spider-Man, a thought crosses my mind: This movie comes at a time when Americans need - or, more accurately want - a hero.
Jennings Williams, 13, an eighth-grader at Evans Middle School
Nastassia Graves, 18, a senior at A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School
A last hurrah
The senior prank has a long and storied history - toilet-papering the school, flouring the freshmen, releasing mice in the hallways, stranding plastic cows on the roof.
All ready for the 2002 World Cup? Head to the official tournament Web site fifaworldcup.yahoo.com for info on your favorite teams and star players. Check out the photos, the schedule and the referees and even get a sneak preview of Germany 2006. Football fever awaits.
Question of the week
This week's question: Do you have a summer job lined up?
On the charts
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Reprinted with permission. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:
New discs in record stores include Weezer's Maladroit, the electronic sounds of Moby's 18, and Naughty By Nature's iicons with guest appearances from Pink, Method Man and Redman.
'Spider-Man' is a high-flying experience
Spider-Man got his hands on two things on opening weekend: $114 million - the biggest opening ever - and my heart.
Girl needs encouragement as well as love from family
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I have grandparents who are teachers. I do good in school, but they never seem like they
Rufus Cooper, 13, is in the eighth grade at Spirit Creek Middle School. He's been drawing since he was 5 and received his first easel from his Aunt Astrid when he was 8. This untitled piece is a pencil drawing on paper.
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