Pena is Royals' choice for new manager
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Houston Astros bench coach Tony Pena was hired Wednesday as the manager of the Kansas City Royals.

Greenbrier splits series with Heritage

Greenbrier splits series with Heritage
After his team split a doubleheader with Heritage in the second-round of the Class AAAA state playoffs Wednesday at the Brierpatch, Greenbrier coach Ed Williams wasn't ready to show his hand.

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.

Greenbrier gears up for Heritage

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.

Westside wins over Harris
Westside found its second-round opponent in the Georgia Class AAA playoffs to be more of a challenge than its first-round foes, but the Patriots still managed to sweep Harris County 7-2 and 8-4 Wednesday at Patriots Field to advance to the state quarterfinals.

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.

Westside wins over Harris

Griffith working toward bid on Twins

Evans picks off Groves

New campaign to back Rose's bid for Hall

Evans picks off Groves
Evans played the old cliche about pitching and defense to perfection Wednesday afternoon.

Maddux carries Atlanta to victory
SAN FRANCISCO - From the moment he returned to the starting rotation, Greg Maddux has had a profound effect on Atlanta's staff and team psyche.

Giants drop Braves

Braves notebook

Braves notebook

Giants rally to beat Braves

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

Maddux carries Atlanta to victory

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.

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.

Braves notebook
SAN FRANCISCO - The Atlanta Braves breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday when reliever Darren Holmes threw in the outfield, and pronounced his sore right shoulder was healthy.

Business briefs
CHICAGO -For about 45 minutes Tuesday, United Airlines customers were able to buy round-trip tickets to U.S. cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles for as little as $5 because of an error by a computer that distributes fares for major airlines.

Georgia Power seeks to close 11 generating units

College graduates scramble for jobs

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.

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

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

FCC approves BellSouth bid
Federal regulators Wednesday unanimously approved BellSouth's bid to offer long-distance service in Georgia and Louisiana, opening the company up to what analysts estimate to be a $4 billion market.

Employment seekers see hope for success

FCC approves BellSouth bid

A spot to set up shop
It's not unusual these days to see downtown Aiken's brick-bordered sidewalks busy with shoppers and diners.

A spot to set up shop

Bureau orders study on need
First a new arena, then a new performing arts center, and now a state-of-the-art convention center. Feasibility studies are a hot item in Augusta.

Georgia Power seeks to close 11 generating units
ATLANTA -- Georgia Power said Wednesday it will seek regulatory approval this summer to close 11 older generating units at three power plants.

Business briefs

Clemson athletes set GPA record
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson's athletes set a school record for overall GPA with a 2.85, out of a possible 4.0.

Cool off, HUD

Franklin H. Pierce

In with the new

Cancer designation slips away

You go, girls

Zip it, Jimmy

In the know
The Augusta Chronicle's book club meets at 7 tonight at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway. The group will discuss Praying for Sheetrock, by Atlanta writer Melissa Fay Greene ($14, Ballentine Books). The 235-page nonfiction paperback book is a tale of black families seeking to overcome dirt-poor poverty in McIntosh County Georgia in the 1970s and a sheriff who ran the county like his private fiefdom. It was chosen by the Georgia Center for the Book for a list of 25 books every Georgian should read.

'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.

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.

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.

Collectors get heavenly inspiration from toys
There are monsters in Tim Campbell's basement. They cuddle up next to the armada of spacecraft, an armory of plastic weaponry and legions of heroes silently waiting to save the universe.

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.

'ER' leads NBC to ratings victory
NEW YORK - Nearly 29 million viewers watched the final days of Dr. Mark Greene on ER Thursday night, helping NBC to another weekly win during the May ratings "sweeps."

Young singer's jazzy sound strikes chord
NEW YORK - When Norah Jones was 11, her mother took her to a big-band jazz concert at the University of North Texas campus near their home. The college boys were cute, but Ms. Jones was transfixed by the one woman on stage.

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

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 rally to beat Bombers
COLUMBIA - Russell Lewis' single in the top of the seventh inning drove in Luis Cruz, as the Augusta GreenJackets beat the Capital City Bombers 2-1 at Capital City Stadium on Wednesday.

Driving the state may be enlightening, confusing

World's best are in field

Pro-Am starts week's events

Tournament rounds will be televised live
Last year's inaugural Asahi Ryokuken International Championship had almost everything tournament organizers had hoped for: a top-notch field with Annika Sorenstam and Karrie Webb, and a purse that exceeded $1 million.

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.

Gary Player disappointed about Masters age limit
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Gary Player says he is disappointed about Augusta National's decision to set an age limit for play in the Masters.

Undying Drive
Annika Sorenstam doesn't want to sound greedy or grandiose when she conceptualizes the perfect round.

Golf notebook

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.

Asian presence on PGA Tour is stronger than ever

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

Finding Fischer

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.

Gary Player disappointed about Masters age limit

Undying Drive

Finding Fischer
Maybe the good vibes she gets from Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club will help Tina Fischer find what she calls the "on" switch that will jump start her dormant golf game.

Garcia plays as defending champion for first time on PGA Tour
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Sergio Garcia is doing more than playing as a defending champion for the first time on the PGA Tour. He's trying to match Ben Hogan.

World's best are in field
The Asahi Ryokuken International Championship golf tournament is living up to the international part of its name.

Ward's team wins pro-am
Wendy Ward started off her week the right way by winning the pro-am tournament Wednesday at the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship.

Ward's team wins pro-am

Distance to be determined

Tournament rounds will be televised live

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.

Man with a plan

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

Man with a plan
Annika Sorenstam shoots 59.

Garcia plays as defending champion for first time on PGA Tour

Distance an issue off the course too
As Wendy Ward wound her way down the long country road, she began to wonder whether she was really on the correct path to Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club.

Bombers down Jackets

GreenJackets rally to beat Bombers

Maple Leafs blank 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.

Avalanche get another chance to stave off elimination

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

Leafs limping into conference finals

Leafs limping into conference finals
RALEIGH, N.C. -- How much longer can the Toronto Maple Leafs limp through the Stanley Cup playoffs?

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

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.

Braves split series with Giants
SAN FRANCISCO -- Mark DeRosa hit a tiebreaking single and Chipper Jones added a three-run double in the eighth inning as the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Thursday to split their four-game series.

Let's swim at river on Memorial Day

Our nation needs the Yucca Mountain nuclear site

Former columnist misses the point of free speech

Pay reparations to Indians, blacks

Law can't ban river swimming

Today's great black writers ignored

Legislator will miss Jack Connell

It's right not to curb river activities

City must protect the history that made Augusta great

Moms are more precious than gold

Finds hope in Downing's move

Americans once again are ruled by a 'rich royalty'

Health and fitness calendar

Italian wine giant releases creativity in 2 new bottles

It's easy as pie

'Long Lost' a good find for readers

Collectors get heavenly inspiration from toys

In the know

'ER' leads NBC to ratings victory

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

Small portions

Young singer's jazzy sound strikes chord

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.

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.

Area lawyer will contest Burmeister
Bo Hunter, a lawyer and former Richmond County State Court solicitor, announced from the steps of his Greene Street law offices Wednesday that he is planning a second run for the state House of Representatives.

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.

Across the area

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.

Board keeps manager, loses lawyer
Come June 1, the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority will officially gain a manager and lose a lawyer.

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

Quenching hangout
ATLANTA - Anyone who has spent much time under the gold dome of Georgia's Capitol knows where to snag a free Coca-Cola on a hot day.

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

Quenching hangout

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.

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.

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.

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.

Officials tout violent-crime law

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

Horse district request halted

Across Georgia
SNELLVILLE -Marc Rowell was being a good husband and father - driving his pregnant wife, Stephanie, 23 miles from their home in Good Hope to a Snellville hospital for her 37-week checkup.

Across Georgia

Man sentenced for selling bogus Masters badges

Infant aid bill set for final OK

Columbia County drops D.A.R.E.

Corrections

News you can use

Students pay respects to victim of car wreck

Grand jury indicts Nuwaubian leader

Truck kills pedestrian

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.

Judge delays care-home seizure

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

Police investigate beating

Boaters have a real Field Day

Teacher runs for new seat

Boyfriend arrested in shooting

Aiken council incumbent decides not to run

Boaters have a real Field Day
Greg Grace and Jason Handsbro had a simple strategy for winning Augusta Technical College's paper-boat race - row, row, row.

Penal agencies discuss youths

Across South Carolina
EASLEY -One of two men charged with kidnapping a Pickens County woman and her daughter has led investigators to two bodies in a shallow grave in Richland County.

Across the area

Across the area
Two men armed with a gun robbed the Master's Economy Inn on Washington Road early Wednesday, police said.

Subscriber of the day

Columbia County drops D.A.R.E.
The Columbia County school system is ending its decadelong association with the D.A.R.E. program.

Hazard research advised

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.

Building purchase advances

Across Georgia

News you can use

Subscriber of the day

How's the air up there?

Area lawyer will contest Burmeister

Barnes signs bill to save babies
ATLANTA - A bill aimed at saving babies from being abandoned was among a long list of plans signed into law by Gov. Roy Barnes on Wednesday.

Board keeps manager, loses lawyer

Grand jury indicts Nuwaubian leader
EATONTON, Ga. - Dwight "Malachi" York preyed on children younger than 10, forcing them to commit all manner of sex acts with himself and others, and in some cases, videotaping the acts, a sweeping 120-count indictment returned by a Putnam County grand jury alleges.

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.

MCG Health's profits foster Harvard recruits
The hospital and clinics of the Medical College of Georgia have been setting records for patients and profitability, and they plan to continue that next year.

Death-penalty trial granted another delay

Judges assess bridge designs
After 30 years of judging yearly bridge-building contests at North Augusta High School, engineers George Nelson and Kenneth Taylor said they have seen balsa wood and glue hold a lot of weight.

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.

Town hall meetings open debate on future
Everyone at a town hall meeting Wednesday night agreed Augusta needs a vision for the future. The reason they were there was to figure out what that vision should be.

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.

School changes opposed

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.

Around town

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.

Man sentenced for selling bogus Masters badges
A career criminal convicted of selling bogus Masters Tournament badges was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison.

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.

Death-penalty trial granted another delay
An Augusta woman facing a death-penalty trial in a nearly 7-year-old double homicide has received yet another postponement.

Braves split series with Giants

News you can use
May 16, 1968 Citizens from four counties gathered here Wednesday night to honor the newly appointed judge of the Augusta Judicial Circuit.

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

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Charlie Thomas of Martinez.

Across South Carolina

Boyfriend arrested in shooting
AIKEN - Denise Simpkins clung to life for about 20 hours Wednesday before succumbing to a gunshot. Police say they will charge her 81-year-old boyfriend with murder.

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.

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.

Driving the state may be enlightening, confusing
Every time I drive along River Watch Parkway and look for the river, I think about how things don't always live up to their names. Where is the river? I'm watching, but I don't see it.

Old-man Marlin leads pack of young guns

Racing facts

Spotlight on Matt Kenseth
Here is a profile of NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth.

Winston weighs options

Winston weighs options
CONCORD, N.C. - The city of Charlotte is still feeling the sting of losing its National Basketball Association team to New Orleans.

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.

Spotlight on Matt Kenseth

Racing facts
Here are facts about this weekend's The Winston NASCAR race.

Old-man Marlin leads pack of young guns
CONCORD, N.C. - While the NASCAR Winston Cup Series has become obsessed with reaching out to the MTV crowd, Sterling Marlin continues to make sure it doesn't forget its storied past.

Wheeler predicts winless Gordon will win The Winston

Celtics end Detroit's season

Nets top Hornets

Hawks hire former Grizzlies GM
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday named former Memphis Grizzlies GM Billy Knight to the newly created post of director of basketball operations.

Hawks hire former Grizzlies GM

Nets top Hornets
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Just like the team they defeated, the New Jersey Nets are headed to new territory - their first Eastern Conference finals appearance in 26 NBA seasons.

Boston savors shot at Eastern title

Pistons collapse after surprising season
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Cliff Robinson has seen 13 NBA seasons come and go. Few have contained so much surprise - and ended with so much left undone - as this one with the Detroit Pistons.

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

Nets will try to close out Hornets in Game 5

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.

Boston savors shot at Eastern title
BOSTON -- For a change, the Boston Celtics were happy to have a day off in May.

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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

Mrs. Dorothy Bennings    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Ola Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ryan Rodgers    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Ryan Alan Rodgers, 16, beloved son of Michelle Rodgers and Mark Rodgers, of Shadowmoor Circle, died Monday, May 13, 2002. Funeral services will be at 11a.

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

Mr. Jordan Printup Jr.    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)
MCCORMICK, S.C. - Graveside services for Mr. Jordan N. Printup Jr., 61, of Main Street, Mc

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. Louise Powell    (LANGLEY, S.C.)

Mr. Walter Vinson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Judge Franklin Pierce    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Billie Avera    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at Salem Rehabilitation Center, Mrs. Billie Oliphant Avera, 67, of West Kensington Drive. Funeral arrangements will be announced late

Mr. Francis Peeples    (MARTIN, S.C.)
MARTIN, S.C. - Mr. Francis Ellis Peeples, husband of Eleanor McDonald Peeples, died Tuesday morning in University Hospital in Augusta. He was 82. Mr. Peeples was born in Allendale County, April 8, 1920, a son of the

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

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

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. Dolly Sims    (IDAHO FALLS, Idaho.)
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho. - Entered into rest Wednesday, May 15, 2002, in Idaho Falls, Mrs. Dolly Lucille Altman Sims. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced later by Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main Street, Graniteville, S.C.

Mrs. Lucille Anderson    (EVANS, Ga.)

F. Sgt. Alexander Barnett    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeremy Brown    (ROCKY FORD, Ga.)
ROCKY FORD, Ga. - Jeremy Matthew Brown, 27, died Tuesday. He was born in Richmond County, was of the Baptist Faith, was a machine operator for

Ashley Young    (TYLER, Texas)

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, 2

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.

Mrs. Betty Benning    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at The University Hospital, Mrs. Betty Benning of E. Kensington

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,

Mr. Edward Wheatley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Walter Fryer    (HAWTHORNE, Calif.)

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. Dwight Taylor    (Sylvania, Ga.)
employee by Viracon Sylvania, Ga. - Dwight David Eisenhower Taylor, 49, died Sunday, May 12, 2002 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Services are being h

Mrs. Mary Rowland    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)
WRI

Mr. Edward Wheatley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Amos Arnold    (GIBSON, Ga.)
GIBSON, Ga. - Mr. Amos Arnold, 71, of Magnolia Church Road, Gibson, entered into rest Monday, May 13, 2002, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center. Mr. Arnold was the husband of Valerie Arnold. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 17, 200

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."

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. 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. Marion Faglier    (STAPLETON, Ga.)
ST

Mr. Charles Scalf    (FOREST PARK, Ga.)
FOREST PARK, Ga. - Mr. Charles Hickman Scalf, of Forest Park, died May 15, 2002, at Our Lady of Perfetual Health Care of Atlanta

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

Mrs. Claudell Mosley-Wright    (LOS ANGELES, Calif.)
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Entered into rest May 12, 2002, Mrs. Claudell Mosley-Wright, 59, of West 78th Street, Los Angeles. Mrs. Mosl

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

Mr. Lewis Morgan    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Lewis C. Morgan, 44, of Powerhouse Road will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2002, at G.L. Bright

Mrs. Frances Meeks    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
UNION

Mrs. Rhonda Meyer    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest May 14, 2002, Mrs. Rhonda Kay "Roo" Nichols Mey

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. 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,

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

Ms. Frances Lewis    (BRONX, N.Y.)

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

Mrs. Virginia Jennings    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia S. Jennings, 69, of West Martintown Road, North Augusta, who died May 14, 2002, w

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. Artie Irvin    (ADRIAN, Ga.)
ADRIAN, Ga. - Mrs. Artie Lou Irvin, of Adrian, died Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Friday, at Corinth United Methodist Church. Intermen

Mrs. Hazel Allen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at St. Joseph Hospital, Mrs. Hazel Gibbons Mathis Allen of Nells Drive, Blythe. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are her husband, Percy Allen St.; four daughters, Sherry (Har

Mrs. Irene Horne    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Irene P. Horne, age 65, of Augusta, passed away, Wednesday morning, May 15, 2002 at University Hospital. A native of Midville, she had been a lifelong resident of Augusta. Mrs

Featured obituary: Mrs. Ola Corley
Ola Corley was an evangelist. But more than leading strangers to the path of righteousness, Ms. Corley led her family to preach the gospel.

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

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

Mrs. Estelle Hickson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. -Entered into rest Sunday, May 12, 2002, Mrs. Estelle "Stella" Hickson, 9

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

Mrs. Margaret Griggs    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Margaret Reese Griggs, 87, of Lincolnton Road, entered into rest Wednesday mornin

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

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Mr. Amos Arnold (GIBSON, Ga.)

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Americans once again are ruled by a 'rich royalty'
Damon Cline's excellent report (Business section, May 5) on the vast powers of the oil industry and Congress's attempt at investigating and possibly regulating inflated prices, was exceptionally honest. I wonder how many people read it and really understand the situation. Robert Periano, Augusta

Moms are more precious than gold
According to The Chronicle, Money Management International suggests that mothers are worth less than $50 because the people participating in their survey intended to spend less than $50 on Mother's Day. Terri Exum, Martinez, Ga.

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.

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.

You go, girls
It's time to see what the ladies of golf can do.

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."

Franklin H. Pierce
Franklin H. Pierce was one of the Augusta Judicial Circuit's longest serving superior court judges, having first been elected to the bench in 1972 and serving until his death Tuesday at age 85. He will be remembered as a "conscientious, dedicated and respected judge ... always a gentleman on and off the bench," noted longtime friend and associate, Chief Judge William M. Fleming Jr.

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.

City must protect the history that made Augusta great
There is so much history in Augusta that goes unnoticed. The DeLaigle family gave much to Augusta, with the most noted being the land for Magnolia Cemetery. Not only is the building sitting across from the Municipal Building historic, it holds wondrous stories that have been shared among locals for years. Sean Joiner, Augusta

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.

It's right not to curb river activities
The Augusta Canal Authority is on the right track in opposing the outdated ordinance prohibiting water activities in the Savannah River adjacent to the city. The overreaction of the sheriff's department to the recent drowning of a young boy in the canal is typically provincial and unnecessary. Wesley Ross, Augusta

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.

Pay reparations to Indians, blacks
Reparations are due. They are due first and foremost to the American Indians, the indigenous people of this continent. The Europeans drove them out of their native land. Indians are still viewed as savages in Western movies when, in truth, they were only protecting themselves and their homeland. William Sanders, Augusta

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.

Cool off, HUD
The problem Hattie Nunnally is having trying to cool off her home demonstrates how unfunded federal mandates can unfairly impact ordinary people, not just business and industry.

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.

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

Today's great black writers ignored
As a high school student, I was introduced to wonderful and fascinating black writers such as Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Richard Wright, Phyllis Wheatley and James Baldwin. These were known black writers who received national and international acclaim for their literary works. E. Maner, Augusta

What if Tyson, Lewis just box?

Doctor: Hingis injuries may be career-threatening

Aquinas ousted in semis

Panthers shut out, put out of playoffs

Stallions feel they can do more despite perfect record

Tab Ramos to retire at the end of MetroStars season

Baffert, Lukas won't be overlooked in Preakness

Crescent forces deciding contest

Roanoke Steam files for bankruptcy

Serena Williams advances at Italian Open

Overtime

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.

Crescent forces deciding contest
IVA, S.C. - The last time she strode to the plate with the game on the line, Crescent pinch-hitter Savannah McCracken grounded to third base to seal the Silver Bluff win Monday.

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

Serena Williams advances at Italian Open
ROME -- Fourth-seeded Serena Williams beat Rita Grande of Italy 6-0, 6-3 Wednesday to advance to the third round of the Italian Open.

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.

Doctor: Hingis injuries may be career-threatening
ZURICH, Switzerland -- Martina Hingis may have to give up tennis because of joint injuries, her doctor said Wednesday.

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.

What if Tyson, Lewis just box?
It's a little late for outrage.

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.

Aquinas ousted in semis
When a ball finds the foot of a Lady Hornet, the ball often finds the back of the net.

Baffert, Lukas won't be overlooked in Preakness
BALTIMORE -- Don't get him wrong, D. Wayne Lukas was impressed with War Emblem's victory in the Kentucky Derby. But darn, rival trainer Bob Baffert is one fortunate fellow.

In the wake of Sept. 11 inaugural Asahi was tough

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.

Stallions feel they can do more despite perfect record
The Augusta Stallions are just one win away from matching last season's 6-0 start.

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.

Ruling will stand on Russell Dam
Georgia and South Carolina will not appeal a judge's ruling to allow Russell Dam's reversible hydropower turbines to spin into commercial operation this summer.

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.

Dense-boned family may hold key to treating osteoporosis
BOSTON -- Scientists studying a family with a strange and rare genetic condition that gives members square jaws and superdense bones have pinpointed a protein that could advance the quest for better osteoporosis drugs.

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.

Napster executive, founder both resign as part of mounting turmoil
SAN FRANCISCO -- Napster Inc., the dorm-room experiment that revolutionized the music business, is in turmoil.

Bill presses for SRS plutonium shipments
Another combatant has joined the political war surrounding plutonium shipments to Savannah River Site.

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.

Scientists make stem cells work as liver tissue
First they made muscle. Then, stem cells taken from bone marrow helped rebuild diseased blood vessels. Next they reversed stroke damage.

Bulldogs annual meeting is tonight
The Greater Augusta Alumni Chapter of South Carolina State University will host its annual "CSRA Bulldog Night" tonight at 6 p.m. at the W.T" Johnson Center at 1610 Hunter Street.

Bulldogs annual meeting is tonight

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.

SEC denies JUCO's appeal to transfer to South Carolina

Brewer determined to be ready for opening game

South Carolina routs Charleston Southern

Brewer determined to be ready for opening game
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Ryan Brewer, South Carolina's starting tailback, says he's determined to be ready for the Gamecocks' opening game against New Mexico State after having surgery on his ankle two weeks ago.

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.

SEC denies JUCO's appeal to transfer to South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Southeastern Conference on Wednesday denied a South Carolina basketball recruit's appeal to transfer from a community college.

Ruling will stand on Russell Dam

Scientists make stem cells work as liver tissue

Dense-boned family may hold key to treating osteoporosis

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

Identifying diabetic kids with high risk of complication

Leaks cast shadow over partnership