Silver Bluff takes 1-0 lead

Griffith working toward bid on Twins
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Clark Griffith is working toward submitting a bid to buy the Minnesota Twins, the team his father sold to banker Carl Pohlad.

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.

Greenbrier gears up for Heritage

New campaign to back Rose's bid for Hall
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Pete Rose has a new backer in his bid to reach the Hall of Fame.

Griffith working toward bid on Twins

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.

Canseco announces retirement

Greenbrier gears up for Heritage
Greenbrier catcher Robert Davis admits he remembers getting hit by the elbow that changed the complexion of last year's playoff series with Heritage. He remembers the anger that balled up inside him.

New campaign to back Rose's bid for Hall

They say Georgia needs a new slogan - any suggestions?

Cox looks for answers

Braves notebook
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.

Giants drop Braves

Giants walk past Braves

Giants rally to beat Braves

Giants walk past Braves
SAN FRANCISCO - This Braves trip to a pair of cozy ballparks could be just the tonic for an ailing offense.

Giants rally to beat Braves
SAN FRANCISCO - A trip that will help define the Atlanta Braves has already given us two riveting nights of edge-of-your-seats baseball. though judging by the dark circles beneath puffy eyes and cross expressions on the faces of Braves fans, they wish they'd headed to bed before midnight.

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.

Giants drop Braves
SAN FRANCISCO - It was a night, San Francisco Giants manager Dusty Baker said, that seemed to stretch on forever.

Braves notebook

Braves notebook
SAN FRANCISCO - When second baseman Marcus Giles walked into the clubhouse Tuesday afternoon, the first thing he saw was the lineup without his name in it.

Employment seekers see hope for success
After a year of discouragement and cutbacks in the employment market, job seekers say they are starting to feel optimistic again.

Bush signs big farm bill, buoying Southern hopes

College graduates scramble for jobs

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

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.

Business briefs
Augusta-based golf vehicle producer E-Z-Go on Tuesday unveiled a utility vehicle designed specifically for skeet shooters.

Business briefs
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.

Business briefs

Georgia markets to vehicle suppliers
ATLANTA - Georgia didn't get the latest automobile assembly plant, but it is trying to lure the suppliers.

Georgia markets to vehicle suppliers

Employment seekers see hope for success

College graduates scramble for jobs
ATHENS, Ga. - Chris Coakley landed a job against great odds this year.

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.

Tigers top Virginia

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.

Zip it, Jimmy

N-power a good bet

In with the new

Cancer designation slips away

NAACP oversteps

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

Italian wine giant releases creativity in 2 new bottles
When a wine producer of world renown releases a new product and label, it's big news among connoisseurs, collectors and restaurateurs.

'Long Lost' a good find for readers
As David Morrell's new novel, Long Lost (Warner, 310 pages, $25.95) opens, a stranger stops Brad Denning on the street and gushes how good it is to see him after all these years. As Brad wonders who he is, the man gleefully identifies himself: "Your brother!"

In the know
For the fans who just cannot wait, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones will get a post-midnight screening tonight at several theaters.

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.

Small portions
Hoisin (HOY-sihn) is a thick, reddish-brown sauce mostly used as a table condiment for dipping skewered, grilled meat and as a flavoring in meat, poultry and shellfish dishes.

'Grace' promises readers a look at lives lived to the fullest
NEW YORK - Little by little, fashion magazines have been breaking a longstanding taboo by picturing models in sizes that actually resemble most American women.

It's easy as pie
I could write an ode to chicken salad. My history with the ubiquitous sandwich spread started one football season at Auburn University.

Weighty problems
America's youth are eating more and exercising less, a problem evident nationally as well as locally.

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.

Bombers down Jackets
COLUMBIA - Capital City scored two runs in the fifth inning to snap a one-all tie, and three Bombers pitchers combined to hold the Augusta GreenJackets to two hits in a 4-1 victory at Capital City Stadium on Tuesday.

GreenJackets' game postponed
Rain forced the postponement of Monday night's South Atlantic League game between the Augusta GreenJackets and the Capital City Bombers.

Distance to be determined
The biggest mystery surrounding the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship has to do with how much yardage will be added to Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club for this week's LPGA Tour event.

Another switch to the swoosh 'very close' for Tiger

Distance to be determined

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.

Asian presence on PGA Tour is stronger than ever
IRVING, Texas -- The seeds for Asian success against the best golfers in the world might have taken root in the final half of the 1998 season.

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.

Course sports different look

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.

Richmond Academy's Greene wins Class AAA golf title

Etowah wins AAAA title

Wilson receives MVP award
Junior Oliver Wilson was named winner of the Milledge Peterson Most Valuable Player award Tuesday night at the Augusta State men's golf team banquet at Forest Hills Golf Course.

Golf notebook
Tiger Woods won't be able to choose his own partner if he decides to play in the World Cup for the fourth consecutive year.

Pro-Am starts week's events

Pro-Am starts week's events
The Asahi Ryokuken International Championship unofficially begins today.

Child's Play
Jenny Lidback couldn't fully answer the question.

Asian presence on PGA Tour is stronger than ever

Keever joins field with playoff win

Golf notebook

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.

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.

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.

Bombers down Jackets

GreenJackets' game postponed

Salamone going to Coastal Carolina

Maple Leafs believe they have mental edge over Senators

Avalanche get another chance to stave off elimination
DENVER -- Colorado Avalanche coach Bob Hartley thought all along that his team's playoff series with the San Jose Sharks would come down to the last scoring chance in the seventh game.

Maple Leafs blank Senators
TORONTO -- Game 7s continue to bring out the best in Alexander Mogilny and the resilient Toronto Maple Leafs.

Hurricanes top Canadiens

Maple Leafs blank Senators

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.

Avalanche get another chance to stave off elimination

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.

They say Georgia needs a new slogan - any suggestions?
You would think Georgia's leadership would have been happy.

Coliseum Authority approves contract for manager
The Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority voted unanimously this morning to give Civic Center General Manager Reggie Williams a one-year contract with none of the additional benefits he had requested.

Officials investigate shooting
AIKEN - An Aiken woman shot in the head early today is in "grave condition," according to Aiken Department of Public Safety.

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.

Why teaching is a stressful job

D.A. says DeLaigle house could be rehabilitated

College degree not mandatory for success

Law can't ban river swimming

Our nation needs the Yucca Mountain nuclear site

Let's swim at river on Memorial Day

Finds hope in Downing's move

Former columnist misses the point of free speech

Legislator will miss Jack Connell

'Grace' promises readers a look at lives lived to the fullest

'Long Lost' a good find for readers

Italian wine giant releases creativity in 2 new bottles

In the know

In the know

Weighty problems

Small portions

Weighty problems

Usher looks at career as long-term commitment

It's easy as pie

Age old question

Police investigate beating

School changes opposed
After a three-week study including pupil and teacher surveys, the Aiken County School District's administration recommended that North Augusta schools not be reconfigured.

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.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -Officials have confirmed the names of the school districts being investigated for alleged security violations of the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test.

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
A political newsletter reports former Augusta Mayor Ed McIntyre is considering another run for his old office, but he said Tuesday he hasn't made a decision.

Story in the shade

Building purchase advances
An Atlanta development company is moving forward with plans to buy its second historic property in the Olde Town neighborhood, almost one year after the same company began the process of purchasing the John Houghton Elementary School.

News you can use
May 15, 1962 Ann Sanders, the daughter of Mrs. N.H. Sanders of North Augusta, won the Department of Mathematics Medal on Awards Day at the University of South Carolina.

Horse district request halted
AIKEN - A request submitted to Aiken's Planning Commission to restrict restaurants in the city's horse district was never heard Tuesday night.

Horse district request halted

Officials tout violent-crime law
Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor was in Augusta on Tuesday promoting a new law that ends the statute of limitations on violent crimes.

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.

Aiken council incumbent decides not to run
AIKEN - Susan Giddings, Aiken County's councilwoman for District 2, phoned her only known opponent Sunday night to tell him she will not run again for the seat.

Infant aid bill set for final OK

How's the air up there?
Keanu Ballesteros, 5, of North Augusta, plays on the bars at Riverview Park. He was taking advantage of Tuesday's cooler weather, which is forecast to continue today.

Pedestrian killed on expressway

Truck kills pedestrian
A south Augusta woman was killed early Tuesday morning when she was hit by a Dodge truck on Bobby Jones Expressway.

Students pay respects to victim of car wreck

Infant aid bill set for final OK
ATLANTA - Gov. Roy Barnes is expected to sign into law today a bill aimed at preventing mothers from dumping unwanted babies in trashcans, bathrooms or other remote spots.

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

Police investigate beating
Police are investigating the beating of a 61-year-old North Augusta man early Tuesday morning.

Across the area

Students pay respects to victim of car wreck
Tuesday at Thomson High School began with a moment of silence and ended with a short poem.

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.

Hazard research advised
More research into the hazards of unanticipated reactions could help avoid accidents such as the March 2001 explosion that claimed three lives at Augusta's BP Amoco Polymers plant, according to a federal review board.

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.

Teacher runs for new seat
ATLANTA - A university professor and former county commission chairman has joined the crowded field of political hopefuls seeking a seat in Congress from the newly drawn 12th District.

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.

Corrections

Aiken council incumbent decides not to run

Subscriber of the day

Family to offer reward

Subscriber of the day

Around town

Hazard research advised

Panel OKs demolition in historic community

Building purchase advances

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.

News you can use

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.

Corrections
The name of Georgia Class AAA golf champion Michael Green, of the Academy of Richmond County, was misspelled in Tuesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Jim Hunt of North Augusta.

HUD rule removes window air units
During the past month, Hattie Nunnally has spent more time sleeping on her sofa than in her bed.

Penal agencies discuss youths
AIKEN - State agencies that play a critical role in the lives of juveniles met Tuesday in Aiken to denounce budget cuts and discuss better ways to collaborate.

Across Georgia
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.

Across Georgia

Across the area
Richmond County authorities are investigating an armed robbery reported Sunday at an Augusta apartment.

Officials tout violent-crime law

Corrections
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.

Across Georgia
MACON -A federal judge denied bond Tuesday to the founder of the United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors but granted it for his partner.

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

How's the air up there?

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Across the area

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.

News you can use

Meetings focus on city's future
The second in a series of town hall meetings on Augusta's future is planned for Wednesday afternoon.

Across South Carolina

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.

Judge delays care-home seizure
AIKEN - An Aiken family accused of keeping the elderly clients of their community care home hidden in sheds in unsanitary conditions will not face seizure of their assets for now.

Coroner gets his name on morgue
Walking in the cooler room at his new morgue, Columbia County Coroner Tommy King Sr. just smiled.

Student dies in one-car accident

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Ray Collins of Martinez.

Corrections

Agencies replace man's home
AIKEN - Some people fall through the cracks - literally.

School changes opposed

Truck kills pedestrian

Around town

Judge delays care-home seizure

Student dies in one-car accident

Teacher runs for new seat

Couple wed high above beach

Penal agencies discuss youths

Local storm reports include funnel cloud sighting

HUD rule removes window air units

Across the southeast

Meetings focus on city's future

Agencies replace man's home

In the wake of Sept. 11 inaugural Asahi was tough
Plotting her course strategies during a practice round Tuesday, Heather Daly-Donofrio referred to her 2001 course notes for refresher details on the dos and don'ts from a year's experience at Mount Vintage Plantation.

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.

Wheeler predicts winless Gordon will win The Winston

Nice guys sometimes finish second

Ferrari chairman defends team decision at Austrian GP

Wheeler predicts winless Gordon will win The Winston
CONCORD, N.C. -- He hasn't won in 19 races, the longest drought of his career, but at least one person believes Jeff Gordon is on the verge of victory.

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.

Nice guys sometimes finish second
Nice guys don't always finish last.

Celtics focus on closing out Detroit on the road

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.

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 will try to close out Hornets in Game 5

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.

Celtics end Detroit's season
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Boston Celtics are back.

Nets defense key to 3-1 series lead

Nets will try to close out Hornets in Game 5
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- With their first Eastern Conference final just a win away, some of the New Jersey Nets talked about the not-so-good old days.

Celtics end Detroit's season

Mr. Richard Sanders Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest Saturday, May 11, 2002, at hi

Mr. Dorace Freeman    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Dorace A. Freeman, 89, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, in Savannah. He was born in Screven County, a member of Sylvania First United Methodist Churc

Mrs. Cardelia Mack    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Cardelia Mack, 86, of President Drive, died May 12, 2002. Services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, May 16, 2002, at Young Grove Baptist Church.

Mr. Joseph Blackwood    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Funeral services for M

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

Mr. Amos Arnold    (GIBSON, Ga.)
GIBSON, Ga. - Mr. Amos Arnold, 71, of Magnolia Church Road, Gibson, entere

Mr. Francis Peeples    (MARTIN, S.C.)
MARTIN, S.C. -

Mrs. Lucille Anderson    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mattie Hall    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie McKie Hall will be held at 2p.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at Old Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Limuer Myers officiating. Burial will be in the

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. Marion Faglier    (STAPLETON, Ga.)
ST

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. David Surry    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Entered into rest Monday, May 13, 2002, at Edgefield County Hospital, Mr. David Wallace (Maine) Surry, 47, of Morgan-Bussy Ro

Judge Robert Stevens Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Judge Robert

Mr. Ryan Rodgers    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Ryan Rodgers, 16, beloved son of Michelle Rodgers and Mark Rodgers, of Shadowmoor Circle, died Monday, May 13, 2002. Funeral services will be at 11a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2002, in the Young Memorial United Me

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. Rhonda Meyer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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.

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. William Luke    (TIGNALL, Ga.)
TIGNALL, Ga.

Mr. Robert Gaines    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Ente

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

Mr. Joseph Blackwood    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Joseph W. Blackwood, 56, of Riverbend Drive, Beech Island, who died May 13, 2002, will be conducted Thursda

Mrs. Viola Jackson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered in

Ms. Bonnie Couto    (MOUNT HOLLEY, N.C.)
MOUNT HOLLEY, N.C. -

Mr. Elbert Holston    (WINDSOR, S.C.)
WINDSOR, S.C. - Mr. Elbert "Jake" Holston entered into rest May 13, 2002, at the Aiken Regional Medical

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.

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

Mrs. Minnie Stelling    (ROME, Ga.)
ROME, Ga. - Minnie Bell (Wright) Stelling, widow of Walter Cameron Stelling, daughter of Jane Victoria (Stone) and Nathan Wright, was called to Heaven on May 12, 200

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. Frances Lewis    (BRONX, N.Y.)
BRONX, N.Y. - Entered into rest Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at her residence, Mrs. Frances D. Lewis of Walton Avenue,

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. Jordan Printup Jr.    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)
MCCORMICK, S.C. - Graveside services for Mr. Jordan N. Printup Jr., 61, of Main Street, McCormick, who died May 13, 2002. will be conducted Thursday afternoon, May 16, 2002, at 2p.m

Mrs. Della Harling    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Mrs. Della Carroll Harling,

Mr. Lewis Morgan    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest May 13, 2002,

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. Frances Meeks    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
UNION

Mr. Robert Smith Jr.    (MURRELLS INLET, S.C.)
MURRELLS INLET, S.C. - Robert Jackson Bates "J

Mr. Charles Lord Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga.- Mr. Charles E. Lord Sr., 61, entered into rest Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Funeral services will be 11a.m. Friday, May 17, 2002, at Gle

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

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

Ms. Bonnie Couto    (MOUNT HOLLEY, N.C.)
MOUNT HOLLEY, N.C. -

Mr. Derieux Glover    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
JOHNSTON, S.C. - C. Derieux Glover, 83, of Long Ca

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. Walter Fryer    (HAWTHORNE, Calif.)

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

Ms. Mary Fambro    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Ms. Mary Fambro, 71, passed away Friday, May 10, 2002, at Athens Regional Hospital. Funer

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.

Featured obituary: Judge Franklin H. Pierce
Superior Court Judge Franklin H. Pierce, a World War II veteran who had served on the bench since 1972, died Tuesday afternoon at his home on Vassar Drive in Augusta. He was 85.

Mrs. Sarah Ramsey    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - She has passed from her classroom now; her curious mind and social style fo

Mrs. Ruth Evans    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, May 10, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, Mrs. Ruth Evans of Crest

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

Rev. Ola Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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. 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

Ashley Young    (TYLER, Texas)

Mr. Edward Wheatley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Davenport    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, May 10, 2002, at the Medical College o

Mr. James Hadden    (GIBSON, Ga.)

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.

Mr. Amos Arnold    (GIBSON, Ga.)
GIBSON, Ga. - Mr. Amos Arnold, 71, of Magnolia Church Road, Gibson, entered into rest Monday, May 13, 2002, at Mc

Mrs. Lucille Anderson    (EVANS, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Judge Robert L. Stevens Sr.
Local attorneys and law enforcement officers turned out Tuesday for the burial of Judge Robert L. Stevens Sr., simply and affectionately known as "The Judge."

Featured obituary: Judge Franklin H. Pierce

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

Mrs. Della Harling (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Dorace Freeman (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Ms. Annette Holloway (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances Lewis (BRONX, N.Y.)

Mr. Joe Hill (BARTOW, Ga.)

Mrs. Rhonda Meyer (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Amos Arnold (GIBSON, Ga.)

Ashley Young (TYLER, Texas)

Mr. Derieux Glover (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Jordan Printup Jr. (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. William Luke (TIGNALL, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Meeks (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mrs. Viola Jackson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Fryer (HAWTHORNE, Calif.)

Ms. Velma Booth (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Rev. Ola Corley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Bonnie Couto (MOUNT HOLLEY, N.C.)

Mr. David Surry (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mrs. Kendall Miller (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Francis Peeples (MARTIN, S.C.)

Judge Robert Stevens Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Evans (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Marion Faglier (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Gaines (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Davenport (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille Anderson (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lucille Anderson (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Amos Arnold (GIBSON, Ga.)

Ms. Bonnie Couto (MOUNT HOLLEY, N.C.)

Featured obituary: Judge Robert L. Stevens Sr.

Mrs. Jewel Marks (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marion Faglier (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Robert Jackson Bates Smith Jr.

Ms. Velma Booth (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Peterson (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Kenneth Carle (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Edward Wheatley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Estelle Hickson (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Elbert Holston (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mr. Lewis Morgan (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ashley Young (TYLER, Texas)

Mr. Charles Lord Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

William Mura M.D. (PHOENIX, Ariz.)

Mrs. Sarah Ramsey (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lula Floyd (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Evans (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Lewis (BRONX, N.Y.)

Mr. Robert Smith Jr. (MURRELLS INLET, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Cardelia Mack (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.

Cancer designation slips away
When Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes first announced the creation of the Georgia Cancer Coalition two years ago, he told the public there would be three cancer research "centers of excellence" established.

Zip it, Jimmy
While we have no objection to former President Jimmy Carter going on tour in Cuba, we strenuously protest him using the occasion to criticize or question the Bush administration.

Legislator will miss Jack Connell
I just read with interest the story about Jack Connell's retirement from the Georgia House. The Augusta Democrat is a first class person and will be missed in the General Assembly. Bob Smith, Watkinsville, Ga.

In with the new
More of those dilapidated, drug-infested houses and buildings that mar Augusta's Bethlehem neighborhood are on the way to the scrap heap to make room for new, habitable dwellings.

Let's swim at river on Memorial Day
So we can't swim in the Savannah River "for our own safety." Surely you jest. Toni Giusto, Augusta

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

Our nation needs the Yucca Mountain nuclear site
As a health physicist, the national debate over the government's plan to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada bothers me. A. Gary Evans, North Augusta, S.C.

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.

Law can't ban river swimming
Regarding The Chronicle's May 10 Metro section story about allowing or not allowing swimming in the Savannah River. Barry Christian, North Augusta, S.C.

Finds hope in Downing's move
At a time in my life when I have almost exhausted all hope for the survival of the human race, there comes a beam of hope in the reading of the front page of the May 8 edition of The Chronicle: "Editorial page editor will leave in June."

Former columnist misses the point of free speech
Suzanne Downing's departure as editorial page editor surely will not be lamented by letter writer David Sisler (Sunday, Page 5A). Ms. Downing ended Mr. Sisler's weekly column, demoting him to the status of "also ran" in the race for pandering to the paper's mostly conservative readership. Not deterred, Mr. Sisler now writes letters to the editor, including his submission accusing the paper of abandoning "family values." Charles P. Heywood, Martinez, Ga.

NAACP oversteps
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.

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.

Lakeside faces Heritage in soccer semifinals again

Tab Ramos to retire at the end of MetroStars season

Overtime

Panthers shut out, put out of playoffs

Roanoke Steam files for bankruptcy

Overtime

Sampras, Kafelnikov lose

Overtime
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.

Tab Ramos to retire at the end of MetroStars season
NEWARK, N.J. -- Tab Ramos, the playmaking midfielder who helped the United States to three World Cup appearances, will retire at the end of the current Major League Soccer season.

Venus Williams pulls out of match with wrist injury
ROME -- Venus Williams pulled out of her match against Anna Kournikova at the Italian Open on Tuesday night because of a wrist injury, with the stadium already half-full for the highly awaited encounter.

Panthers shut out, put out of playoffs
CONYERS, Ga. - Going into Tuesday night's Class AAAA state semifinal game with Heritage, Lakeside goalkeeper Lee Vick said he knew the Patriots were the superior team.

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.

Overtime
The Roanoke Steam, who have the worst attendance in arenafootball2, has filed for bankruptcy, and the league has taken over the franchise.

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.

Roddick beats Martin in first round of German Open
HAMBURG, Germany -- Andy Roddick swept past veteran Todd Martin 7-6 (4), 6-2 Tuesday to reach the second round of the $2.8 million Hamburg Masters Series.

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.

In the wake of Sept. 11 inaugural Asahi was tough

Wei, Bandea are proof that little girls can have big games

Roanoke Steam files for bankruptcy
ROANOKE, Va. -- The Roanoke Steam, who have the worst attendance in arenafootball2, has filed for bankruptcy, and the league has taken over the franchise.

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.

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.

Leaks cast shadow over partnership
MOSCOW -- At Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport and other major Russian international gateways, departing passengers and baggage must go through radioactivity detectors.

Identifying diabetic kids with high risk of complication
More than 1 million American children have juvenile diabetes, which is caused when the pancreas produces little or no insulin. While most youngsters can manage the disease with insulin injections, diet and exercise, some remain at particularly high risk of developing life-threatening complications.

Coal power adds to child asthma, group says
Children living near coal-fired power plants face greater risks of asthma and other respiratory ailments, according to an environmental group seeking stricter controls on air pollution.

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.

More billpayers are saying, 'It's in the e-mail'
Derrick Green always liked looking over his AT&T bill when it arrived in the mail to ensure he was getting what he paid for.

Jackets edge Bulldogs

Jackets edge Bulldogs
ATLANTA -- Tyler Parker scored the winning run in the 10th inning when Marshall Szabo made his second error of the game, giving Georgia Tech a wild 12-11 victory over Georgia on Tuesday night.

South Carolina routs Charleston Southern
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Drew Meyer and Demetric Smith each hit home runs to lead South Carolina to a 16-4 victory against Charleston Southern on Tuesday.

South Carolina routs Charleston Southern

My pad
Jennings Williams, 13, an eighth-grader at Evans Middle School

Your Style

'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.

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.

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.

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Artist's corner
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.

Girl needs encouragement as well as love from family

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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.

'Spider-Man' is a high-flying experience

Xtreme calendar
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.

My pad

Question of the week

On the charts

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:

Artist's corner

A last hurrah

Question of the week
This week's question: Do you have a summer job lined up?

Xtreme calendar

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

Your Style
Nastassia Graves, 18, a senior at A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School

Court partially upholds online smut law

Aspirin can help arteries

Indoor smoking proposal on ballot

Identifying diabetic kids with high risk of complication

Leaks cast shadow over partnership

More billpayers are saying, 'It's in the e-mail'