Prep baseball capsules
Here are prep baseball playoff capsules.

Practice fun brings Silver Bluff glory
At its final softball practice of the season Thursday afternoon, Silver Bluff took some infield ground balls. The Lady Bulldogs shagged some fly balls in the outfield. They swung the bats a little in the cage.

Evans' power returns
The sitting and waiting was killing him. He had to do something.

Evans' power returns

With only a hoe, columnist defeats big bad snake

Calling Scooby-Doo and getting a sex line instead
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - First-grader J.J. Weller is a Scooby-Doo fanatic. He has Scooby-Doo sheets, a Scooby-Doo bedspread and a Scooby-Doo notebook.

Christian school expels nude dancer's daughter
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A private school has expelled a kindergarten student three weeks before the end of the school year, saying her mother's work as a nude dancer clashes with its Christian philosophy.

Odds and ends
LOGAN, Utah -- A car dealership that wanted to drum up a little publicity managed to succeed - just not the way it wanted.

Braves notebook
DENVER - Gloom descended on the visitors clubhouse Saturday afternoon when Atlanta Braves shortstop Mark DeRosa was placed on the 15-day disabled list with damaged ligaments in his right ankle. Trainers say he is likely to be out for two months.

Millwood struggles in loss
DENVER - The Atlanta Braves keep waiting to see the Kevin Millwood who won 17 games in 1998, or the Millwood who had a 2.68 ERA and won 18 games in 1999.

Braves notebook
DENVER - The additions of Gary Sheffield and Vinny Castilla were meant to energize an offense that batted .260 and averaged 4.5 runs per game last year.

Braves notebook

Braves win rubber game
DENVER - Bobby Cox says that for the Braves to win the National League East, they'll have to start hitting with runners on base.

Braves notebook

Braves win rubber game

Recipe for success
When Walter Clay opened Ciao Bella in Surrey Center last year, it was a bit of a homecoming. Twenty-three years earlier, Mr. Clay began his restaurant career just a few doors down as a waiter at Calvert's Restaurant.

It all adds up
Abram Serotta had worked at his father's Augusta accounting firm for two years when his father died and he had to take over the company.

Disaster planning is crucial for businesses
NEW YORK - With the June 1 official start of the Atlantic hurricane season just weeks away, it's a good time for small-business owners to take a serious look at how well their companies are prepared for disaster.

The state of a parent's estate

Business calendar
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It all adds up

The state of a parent's estate
NEW YORK - A parent's death can be devastating, taking a heavy emotional toll even on adult children. Then, to add to the grief, there's the difficult task of disposing of the estate - not just houses, securities and bank accounts, but a lifetime of possessions.

Money matters
Q: I thought I read somewhere that under President Bush's tax plan, heirs would inherit stock at the original owner's cost basis instead of the value on the date that the heirs received it. Is that correct? - E.M.

Business calendar

Disaster planning is crucial for businesses

Take extra care preparing your resume

Ads say consumer lawsuits hurt state business

Leasing the boss

Attack of the movie clones
A week ago in a country half a world away, Martin Netter didn't have to wait until the new "Star Wars" blockbuster premiered in theaters this weekend. He already had downloaded a free bootleg copy off the Internet.

Recipe for success

Monthly retail figures: Dissecting the numbers
NEW YORK -- Did consumers splurge or were they conservative in April?

Take extra care preparing your resume
"EXPERIENCE: Worked with people."

Ads say consumer lawsuits hurt state business
JACKSON, Miss. - Business groups in Mississippi have launched an in-state advertising campaign warning the public that rampant pro-consumer lawsuit abuses are threatening jobs and economic development - a claim that plaintiffs' attorneys called unfounded.

Monthly retail figures: Dissecting the numbers

Energy merchant industry short-circuited by questionable trading practices
NEW YORK -- The badly bruised energy trading industry drew more negative attention to itself this past week as companies released details about phony power swaps and announced the resignations of executives overseeing these questionable practices.

On the move
Harry Siddall has accepted the position of Southeastern District General Manager for Cincinnati-based First Vehicle Services, a fleet maintenance contractor. Mr. Siddall, formerly employed by SKE Support Services, will remain based in Augusta and supervise contracts in Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and Puerto Rico.

Money matters

Leasing the boss
Late one afternoon, after the phones stopped ringing, the owners of Hose & Accessory Sales Inc. called the company's seven workers into the sales office to explain that, soon, they'd all have a new employer.

Pocket change

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Kennametal Industrial Products Group

On the move

Stallions trample Rhinos

College sports notebook

College sports notebook
The more Linda Bensel-Myers hears of the Southeastern Conference's investigation into Tennessee's football program, the more she wonders why this didn't happen two years ago.

Food fight

Pro-lifers, don't apply

Dam jury still out

Resist new school fad

Will HUD cool off?

'The Shield's' Dent doesn't talk shop with Daddy
When actress Catherine Dent calls home these days, she and her father try to avoid talking about her work on "The Shield" (10 p.m, EDT Tuesdays, FX).

Strange, wonderful TV journey of 'The X-Files' ends
LOS ANGELES -- C'mon over here and let us plant a big farewell kiss on dark, droll, gory, sexy, devious, paranoid, sly, subversive, baffling, marvelous you - "The X-Files."

Cutthroat programming runs amok
"Put up yer dukes," one network said to another. And another and another.

Eminently suitable
Donna Johnson of North Augusta has been getting ready for the swimsuit season since March. Like most women, she wanted to lose a few pounds before she donned the daunting suit. But this year, she had extra incentive: she is one of The Augusta Chronicle's real women swimsuit models.

'Osbournes' -- mainstream TV?
The comparisons already have been made: Ozzie Nelson meet Ozzy Osbourne.

Arts calendar
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Networks rated poor in reflecting nation
Prime-time network telev

Home front
According to a recent Lowe's Home Safety Council survey, most respondents take some type of precaution to safeguard their homes from thieves or vandals. To help reduce the risk of an unwelcome discovery upon returning from vacation, the following are basic home-security measures:

Doctor makes 'HouseCalls'
It might be fairly simple, but it's sure not as fast as it looks on TV.

Can these networks be saved?
The buzz on TV shows has never been higher. Gritty profane cop show "The Shield" has raised a few eyebrows. The simple yet addict

Fewer people flying but more people traveling over Memorial Day, AAA says
WASHINGTON -- More Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend than last year's, but fewer will fly, the AAA said Thursday.

Jackets fall to North Carolina
ATLANTA -- Daniel Moore pitched a complete game four-hitter and Sean Farrell had four hits as North Carolina salvaged the finale of a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series with Georgia Tech 6-1 on Sunday.

Jackets fall to North Carolina

GreenJackets scouting report
Columbus RedStixx (Indians) at Augusta GreenJackets (Red Sox)

GreenJackets notebook
Jonathan Broxton graduates from Burke County High School today. In less than three weeks, he more than likely will graduate to professional baseball.

Around the horn
Left-hander Wil Ledezma is 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA in his past two starts, and is now 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA with 31 strikeouts and seven walks in four starts this season.

Jackets rally to beat Braves
MACON, Ga. - Russell Lewis homered off Marcel Vianna to lead off the ninth inning as the Augusta GreenJackets beat the Macon Braves 6-5 at Luther Williams Field on Saturday for their second-straight win.

Sorenstam finishes in tie for third after late-round meltdown

Poor putting costly for runner-up Davies

Golf capsules

Augusta State moves to finals
ROSWELL, Ga. - Augusta State had a team-best 1-over par 289 Saturday to leapfrog to a fourth-place finish in the NCAA East Regional Golf Championships at Ansley Golf Club's Settindown Creek course, easily qualifying for its second-straight appearance in the national championship tournament.

Sorenstam finishes in tie for third after late-round meltdown
Annika Sorenstam did something very un-Annika-like in the final round of the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship.

Moodie stays on top at Mount Vintage
Janice Moodie plans to take what she's learned from two of the players chasing her in the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship and turn it into a victory today.

Rain extends round

Players find ways to pass the time

LPGA notebook

Moodie stays on top at Mount Vintage

Colonial changes could lure Woods back
FORT WORTH, Texas -- With a new sponsor and a new date, the Colonial has removed two obstacles to luring Tiger Woods back to a tournament he has played only once.

Crew works hard to keep course in shape
For the folks at Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club, it's a tradition unlike any other: rain at the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship.

Poor putting costly for runner-up Davies
Fresh off an eagle at No. 6, Laura Davies could see the window opening Sunday afternoon in the final round of the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship.

Players find ways to pass the time
Catrin Nilsmark played canasta. Beth Bauer played gin. Amy Fruhwirth ate snacks.

Aoki wins Instinet Classic
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Japan's Isao Aoki won his first Senior PGA Tour title in four years, shooting a 7-under-par 65 Sunday for a four-stroke victory in the Instinet Classic.

Rain extends round
Counting a five-hour rain delay before the round even started, it took Amy Fruhwirth nearly nine hours to complete her 18-hole third round Saturday in the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship.

Crew works hard to keep course in shape

Golf capsules
FORT WORTH, Texas - Nick Price still knows how to hold the lead, shooting a 4-under-par 66 Saturday to take a five-stroke advantage over three players after the third round of the Colonial.

Price wins Colonial for first win in four years

Weather watcher
Andy Pearman receives the credit when the sun shines, the wind is calm and the temperature is mild.

LPGA notebook
As the siren blew to signal the end of third-round play at the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship, Mitzi Edge tapped in for par on No. 9, her final hole.

Standard procedure
For golf fans who have attended only the Masters Tournament, the sight of standard bearers at the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship this week has been unusual.

Montgomerie overcomes bad back to lead Woods by one

Standard procedure

North Augustan wins home event
GRANITEVILLE - Kevin Ratcliffe was a sophomore at USC Aiken the first time he won the Gordon Uhl Golf Capital Invitational Tournament in 1988.

Weather watcher

Moodie's march
Janice Moodie turned professional golf's most competitive tour into a one-woman show Sunday.

Magnificent Moodie
Janice Moodie took her time as she lined up the two-foot putt for par on the final hole Sunday at the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship.

Moodie's march

Montgomerie overcomes bad back to lead Woods by one
HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Tiger Woods shot an 8-under-par 64 Sunday to move within one stroke of leader Colin Montgomerie after three rounds of the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open.

Price wins Colonial for first win in four years
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Making big shots late after looking vulnerable, Nick Price shot a 3-under 67 Sunday to run away with the Colonial for his first PGA Tour victory in four years.

Colonial changes could lure Woods back

GreenJackets scouting report

GreenJackets notebook

Hurricanes top Maple Leafs in overtime

Red Wings feel good after winning Game 1

Red Wings feel good after winning Game 1
DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings refuse to stick out their chests with pride or make cocky comments.

Hurricanes top Maple Leafs in overtime
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Desperate times can create unlikely heroes in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Carolina defenseman Niclas Wallin has lived the dream twice.

With only a hoe, columnist defeats big bad snake
That was the first thing my wife said when she called my cell phone on Mother's Day afternoon.

Moodie runs away with Asahi Ryokuken
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- Scotland's Janice Moodie shot a steady 2-under 70 to make sure no one, including Annika Sorenstam, would get in her way Sunday in the Asahi Ryokuken International.

Braves edge Rockies
DENVER -- Julio Franco hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning for his first RBI of the season, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.

Unkept promises upset veteran

Putting pets down often for the best

Liberal elitist stands on shaky ground

TV animal segment too graphic

What if blacks had committed the sex crimes?

Seeking aid for stress is good and should be encouraged

Member explains Augusta Canal Authority legalities

Ferrara has integrity

Christian voices being censored

Backs battery plant foe for House

Russ Ferrara has experience, education

'The Chronicle' frames politics in black and white

Broken promises

Mother's Day editorial draws fire

Applauds South Carolina senator's anti-Israel vote

Fewer people flying but more people traveling over Memorial Day, AAA says

Eminently suitable

Arts calendar

'The Shield's' Dent doesn't talk shop with Daddy

'Osbournes' -- mainstream TV?

Networks rated poor in reflecting nation

Strange, wonderful TV journey of 'The X-Files' ends

Can these networks be saved?

Cutthroat programming runs amok

Home front

Repair effort on tap
Once a checkpoint for an Augusta military arsenal during the 1800s, the historic guardhouse at Augusta State University is now controlled by a different kind of army - hungry termites.

Across the southeast

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

Old-flag supporters greet state official
DOUGLAS, Ga. - Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor was flagged Friday.

Elites tackle swamp

Blues fans brave the rain
THOMSON - Max Yasgur came to mind at the Blind Willie McTell Music Festival on Saturday afternoon.

Across the area
An Alabama man killed in a wreck Friday on Intestate 20 was driving with a suspended license, officials said Saturday.

Commissioner reports progress
On a rain-soaked Saturday morning, a committed group from the local Democratic Party chapter was presented with a list of recent accomplishments by the Augusta Commission, thanks to Commissioner Tommy Boyles.

Pilots keep eye on fire
FARGO, Ga. - During a routine reconnaissance mission last week, the pilot of a Bell helicopter skimmed 20 feet above the treetops near a fire burning in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.

GOP hopefuls visit Augusta to talk policy
Republican candidates for the newly created 12th Congressional District said Saturday morning that the seat may have been drawn to favor Democrats, but campaigning conservatives are in it to win.

Black judges remain rare

Hospital proposal opposed
Residents of a south Augusta neighborhood turned out Saturday to protest a proposal made by Gracewood State School and Hospital to open a personal care home in their subdivision.

Across Georgia

Across the southeast

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Cindy Haynie of Grovetown.

Across Georgia

Bill could erase record of crime
AIKEN - A Bennettsville lawmaker is hoping that he can push through the Legislature a bill that would allow people convicted of nonviolent crimes as youths to get their sentences expunged later in life.

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH -Four bikers have been killed in traffic accidents during this year's Carolina Harley-Davidson Dealers Association Myrtle Beach Rally, making it one of the deadliest events in recent years.

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Pilots keep eye on fire

Buying on Berckmans

Subscriber of the day

Who is behind the land-buying deals?
A lot of land sold near the Augusta National Golf Club ends up listed in property records under the name of limited liability companies. Whoever is behind the companies has made efforts to keep their identity a secret.

Further arrests for drugs expected

Prisoners seek pen pals
Robert Butts is a 22-year-old who writes songs and poems. He enjoys chess, card games, handcrafting and intelligent discussions.

Land-rights fighter will speak in Aiken

Buying on Berckmans
Shadow companies with ties to Augusta National Golf Club are amassing properties near the thick hedges and bamboo walls that surround the golf course.

Group calls for female officers
Richmond County sheriff's Deputy Bonnie Kalboskopf prefers to use words rather than force to make an arrest.

Three arrested in Pierce County shootings
Authorities have arrested three people in an ongoing multiagency police investigation into the shooting deaths of two Pierce County men last weekend.

Bill could erase record of crime

Across the area

Across the southeast
ANNISTON, Ala. -A man being held Saturday in a quadruple slaying at a video store has killed before.

Congraduations
Shirley Perry (left), the Greenbrier High School teacher of the year, hugs Ayanna Jemia Luke as she waits for her diploma. Graduation was Saturday at the civic center.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Dorland "Doc" Campbell of Grovetown.

Police seize stash of pot
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - An estimated $1 million shipment of marijuana hidden under mantels of fake cedar fireplaces and delivered to a Mexican grocery in Trenton was seized Saturday by Edgefield County authorities.

Land-rights fighter will speak in Aiken
AIKEN - David Lucas, whose land-rights battle reached the Supreme Court and captured national attention a decade ago, is among the speakers scheduled for Tuesday night's South Carolina Landowners' Association meeting at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

Hodges' competition gears up for primary
AIKEN - The race to face Gov. Jim Hodges hasn't been without its dramatic moments. But they have been few and far between.

Across the area
An Augusta teen-ager has been charged with knocking down an elderly man and trying to steal his wallet, authorities said.

Pool is drowning in problems
GRANITEVILLE - The sign at the Aiken County Recreation Center announces registration for swim classes, but those lessons might not materialize this summer.

Across Georgia
HARTWELL -Authorities are probing a massive arson that burned eight unoccupied vacation homes on Lake Hartwell, destroying four, in a ruinous spree suspected to be the work of more than one person.

Braves edge Rockies

Elites tackle swamp
FARGO, Ga. - When wildfires put the heat on federal, state and local agencies battling the nation's largest wildfires, such as the ones now burning in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, they call in the Hotshots.

Prisoners seek pen pals

Repair effort on tap

News you can use

Group calls for female officers

GOP hopefuls visit Augusta to talk policy

News you can use

Commissioner reports progress

Arts center director supports collaboration

Moodie runs away with Asahi Ryokuken

Across the area

Who is behind the land-buying deals?

Cook sets up shop on street

Old-flag supporters greet state official

Israel's birthday shadowed by violence

Congraduations

Cook sets up shop on street
Patrick McCraith calls the golf shirt, khaki shorts and two-tone golf shoes he wears to work each day a uniform, but the garb is unlike any the former "suit" has worn before.

Israel's birthday shadowed by violence
If it was possible to mix celebration with outrage, it was accomplished Sunday at the Israel Independence Day and Solidarity Celebration at the Augusta Jewish Community Center.

Further arrests for drugs expected
Edgefield County police said Sunday that they expect to make more arrests related to the seizure of an estimated $1 million shipment of marijuana to a Mexican grocery store in Trenton, S.C.

Subscriber of the day

Around town

Black judges remain rare
ATLANTA - Robert Benham was one of 15 students in his 1963 freshman English class at Tuskegee University to become a lawyer.

Across South Carolina

Mobile-home neighborhoods fill housing niche
MACON - When Frank Patterson took early retirement last year after 33 years with Bibb County government, part of his lifestyle change involved finding a new place to live.

News you can use
The Chronicle is seeking nominations for Hometown Heroes, a special section honoring the leaders in our lives. Tell us about a local person you admire for bravery, character or outstanding achievements.

Arts center director supports collaboration
AIKEN - As the construction thumped overhead last week, the cacophony sounded like a symphony to Don Edmunds, the executive director of the Aiken Center for the Arts.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Three family members have been charged with trying to defraud an insurance company last year after reporting that a man had fallen from his shrimp boat.

Across the southeast
KING GEORGE, Va. -A small plane crashed Sunday in the front yard of a rural Virginia home, killing the pilot and two passengers, including a child, state police said.

News you can use
May 20, 1947 Discussion of methods of gathering evidence to be used in Recorder's Court against those liquor dealers allegedly violating the city ordinance was held yesterday by members of the Recorder's Court Committee of City Council, which ruled that Judge Berry Ellison should "exercise his own discretion in trying such cases."

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A $3 million donation by the Ford Motor Co. will go a long way to ease a budget shortfall at Zoo Atlanta, but the zoo is not out of the rain forest yet.

LPGA Tour stops seem guaranteed to have wet weather
The very trendy weather phenomena - El Nino and La Nina - hog the headlines every time they wreak havoc on meteorologists across the world.

Final rounds are cakewalks around here
So now we know that the women can be equally as anticlimactic as the men - at least around here.

Newman breaks through

Bliss wins Rocky Mountain 200

Bernstein wins Top Fuel at Englishtown

Drivers adjust to Indy conditions
INDIANAPOLIS -- Ready or not, the last chance to qualify for the 86th Indianapolis 500 is here.

Mack becomes second black to qualify for Indy field
INDIANAPOLIS -- For two weeks, George Mack dealt with his demons - blown engines, accidents, even vertigo and possibly food poisoning.

Newman breaks through
CONCORD, N.C. - Ryan Newman still hasn't won a race on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, but on Saturday he won the sport's all-star race.

Mack becomes second black to qualify for Indy field

Keller wins Stacker2 200

NASCAR notebook
CONCORD, N.C. - Fans and race teams have made one thing clear: they don't want The Winston all-star race to move from the Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Keller wins Stacker2 200
NAZARETH, Pa. -- Jason Keller won the Stacker2 200 on Sunday for his fourth Busch Series victory of the year, easily pulling away in the race marred by serious injuries to Jeff Purvis.

Bernstein wins Top Fuel at Englishtown
ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. -- Kenny Bernstein beat Larry Dixon to win the Top Fuel final at the Matco Tools SuperNationals on Sunday.

NASCAR notebook

Bliss wins Rocky Mountain 200
FOUNTAIN, Colo. -- Mike Bliss raced to his eighth NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series victory Sunday, beating Jason Leffler by 0.330 seconds in the Rocky Mountain 200.

Drivers adjust to Indy conditions

No place for an OLD man
CONCORD, N.C. - Saturday night's The Winston all-star race was supposed to be a dash for cash among the sport's top names. It proved, however, that stock car racing's youth movement is at full speed.

No place for an OLD man

Curry obtains master's

Houston Rockets win NBA draft lottery
SECAUCUS, N.J. -- The Houston Rockets hope things work out as well as the last time they had the No. 1 pick.

Nets' Martin draws assignment of slowing down Celtics' Pierce
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The day before the New Jersey Nets met the Boston Celtics in the first game of the Eastern Conference finals, Kenyon Martin was already in defensive mode.

Houston Rockets win NBA draft lottery

Nets beat Celtics
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- They ran at every opportunity, scored with ease and never trailed. And with Jason Kidd doing everything he has done all season, the New Jersey Nets showed exactly why they're the No. 1 team in the East.

Lakers steal home court from Kings

Lakers steal home court from Kings
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Nobody silences a crowd like the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA draft lottery to have visitors

Nets beat Celtics

Nets' Martin draws assignment of slowing down Celtics' Pierce

Curry obtains master's
Telling children to stay in school is one thing. doing it is quite another.

NBA draft lottery to have visitors
SECAUCUS, N.J. -- When four pingpong balls are chosen one at a time to determine the winner of the NBA draft lottery, four new sets of eyes will be watching.

Mrs. Mildred Burnside    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dolly Sims    (IDAHO FALLS, Idaho)
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Funeral services for Mrs. Dolly Lucille Altman Sims, will be conducted today, Sunday, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Napier Funeral Home. The interment will follow in the Vaucluse Cemetery.

Mr. Jerold Groff    (BAMBERG, S.C.)
BAMBERG, S.C.- Services for Jerold Lester Groff, 25, will be held at 10a.m. Tuesday, at Barnwell Mennonite Church, with burial in the Church Cemetery. Visitation from 5:30 until 8p.m. Monday at Barnwell Mennonite Church. Folk Funeral Home.

Mr. John Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, May 16, 2002, at the Doctors Hospital, Mr. John O. Brown, of Valle

Mr. John Hagler III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Died Friday, May 17, 2002, at the residence, Mr. John Carroll "Jack" Hagler III, beloved husband of Dr. Mary T. Hagler. John Carroll Hagler III was born

Mr. Willie Brown Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Satur

Featured obituary: Mr. John Carroll Hagler III,
Family and friends will gather today for a private vigil for John Carroll "Jack" Hagler III, a longtime community leader and pioneering preservationist.

Mrs. Mildred Burnside    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Christine Prince    ( WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
WARRENVILLE, S.C. - Mrs. Christine Prince, 56, wife of the late Harry C. Prince, Sr., of Harrison Road, entered into

Mrs. Marie Peterson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUG

Mrs. Gussie Williams    (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN, Ga. - Mrs. Williams passed on Monday, May 13, 2002, at her residence. She was 75 years old. Mrs. Williams was a member of Skull Creek Baptist Church #2. She leaves to cherish her memories f

Mr. Harold Hawkins    (ATHENS, Ga.)
ATHENS, Ga. - Mr. Harold Hawkins, 67, of Norwood Circle, died Friday Ma

Mr. John Brown    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil Hamilton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest May 12, 2002, at the Augusta Hills Nursing Home, Mr. Cecil Hamilton of Cummings Road. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 M.L. King Jr., Blvd.

Mrs. Annemarie Costa    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest May 17, 2002, Mrs. Annemarie Bender Costa, 76, of Lee Street, Augusta. She was proceeded in d

Mrs. Ruth Osborne    (FORT MILL, S.C.)
FORT MILL, S.C. - Mrs. Ruth Freeman Osborne, age 85, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2002. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m.,

Mr. Billy Browder Sr.    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
WARRENVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest Friday, May 17, 2002, Mr. Billy Gene Browder Sr., age 69, husband of M

Mrs. Eva Milford    (EVANS, Ga.)

Naprincia Major    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Couch    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - The funeral service for Mrs. Josephine Storey Couch will be conducted today, Monday, at 3 p.m., in the chapel of Napier Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Graniteville Cemetery.

Mr. William Shields    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. William S. "Bill" Shields, 84, beloved husband of M

Mrs. Vera DAulisa    (ROSWELL, Ga.)
ROSWELL, Ga. - Mrs. Vera Kochefko DAulisa, 99, of Roswell, widow of the late Donald DAulisa, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Portsbridge Hospice, Dunwoody. Funeral services will be conducted from the g

Mr. Ronnie Weathers    (LAPEER, Mich.)
LAPEER, Mich. - Mr. Ronnie Weathers of Lapeer, died, May 14, 2002 age 50. Beloved father of Frances Fay Weathers, Loretta Wylene Weathers and Ronnie Ray Weathers II; dear brother of Patricia Ann M

Mrs. Frances Dukes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Faulkner Dukes, 97, who died May 17, 2002, will be conducted this Monda

Mrs. Ida Howard    (DECATUR, Ga.)
DECATUR, Ga. - Mrs. Ida Mae Howard of Decatur, formally a resident of Warrenton, passed on May 18, 2002. The family may be contacted at 404-228-4230. Funeral arrangements announced later. Stocks Funeral Home Kirkwood Chapel Inc. 404-377-0458-9.

Mrs. Frances Dukes    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Billy Browder Sr.    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
WARRENVILLE, S.C. - The funeral service for Mr. Billy Gene

Mrs. Vera DAulisa    (ROSWELL, Ga.)
ROSWELL, Ga. - Mrs. Vera Kochefko DAulisa, 99, of Roswell, widow of the late Donald DAulisa, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Portsbridge Hospice, Dunwoody. Funeral services will be conducted fr

Mr. Willie Brown Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, May 18,

Mrs. Lula Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Augusta Hills Nursing Rehabilitation Center, Mrs. Lula Williams, 92, of Heath

Mrs. Mary Clark    (MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C.)
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. - Mary Gleaton Clark,

Mrs. Chelfred Winter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Josephine Couch    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Answered that clear call of God on May 18, 2002, Mrs. Josephine Storey Couch, age 84, of Graniteville. Mrs. Couch was the daughter of the late Muller and Annie Barker Storey. She was born in Graniteville and was a l

Rev. Henry Norris    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
WARRENTON, Ga. - Rev. W. Henry Norr

Ms. Clarice Ivie    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Ms. Clarice Ivie, 92, of Pear Orchard Road, died M

Mr. Carlton Portwood    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
TWIN CITY, Ga. - Mr. Carlton Portwood, 69, died May 18, 2002. Funeral services are Monday, May 20, 2002, at 3p.m. at Friendship Freewill Ba

Ms. Mary Atwell    (GOUGH, Ga.)
GOUGH, Ga. - Entered into rest on Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Burke Medical Center, Ms. Mary "Monk" Atwell. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Carters Mortuary 885 Waters Street, Waynesboro, Georgia. (706)554-7842.

Mrs. Johnnie Rich    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, May 16, 2002, at her residence, Mrs. Johnnie Mae Rich of Cooney Circle. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are a devoted daughter, Harriett Gunter, Augusta; two grandchildren, Jo

Mr. Franklin Harper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Sanders    (STAPLETON, Ga.,)
STAPLETON, Ga., - Mrs. Margaret Sanders, 59, of Deerwood Circle Stapleton, entered into rest May 17, 2002, at Medical College of Georgia i

Mrs. Charlene Pratt    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
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Mr. Martin Terry    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Martin Leo Terry, 88, of West Avenue, North Augusta, who died May 18, 2002, will be conducted Tuesday mornin

Mrs. Margaret Sanders    (STAPLETON, Ga.,)
STAPLETON, Ga., - Mrs. Margaret Sanders, 59, of Deerwood Circle Stapleton, entered into rest May 17, 2002, at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., on Monday, May 20, 2002, at the Walde

Mrs. Elizabeth Tuttle    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Helga Simanski    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA,

Mr. Norman Waddell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Norman E. Waddell, 78, of Misty Cove Court, Martinez, entered into rest on Saturday, May 18, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2002,

Mrs. Kathryn Still    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mrs. Kathryn S. Still, 89, widow of Cullis Still d

Mrs. Barbara Ward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Widener    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie Weathers    (PONTIAC, Mich.)
PONTIAC, Mich. - Entered into rest on May 14, 2002, Mr. Ronnie "Bigfoot" Weathers. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday at 2p.m. in Westover Memorial Park. Survivors are daughters, Frances Fay Weathers, Loretta Wylene weathers; and

Mr. Billy Hudson Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga.- Mr. Billy W. Hudson Sr. of Reese-Jones Road, Thomson, entered into rest May 17, 2002, at h

Mrs. Elizabeth Whitener    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Ms. Alpha Heard    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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 services will be held Monday, May 20, 2002, at 3 p.m., at Doyle

Featured obituary: Mrs. Eva Milford
As a school cafeteria worker in Columbia County, Eva Milford, of Evans, couldn't have been happier the day she received her first automatic potato peeler.

Mr. Skip Beauchaine    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Saturday at University Hospital, Mr. Skip Beauchaine, husband of Mrs. Tina Beauchaine of Grovetown. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hatcher Funeral Home, Augusta, Ga.

Mrs. Louise Williams    (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Funeral services from Mrs. Louise Rolland Williams, 84, of Steed Drive, Harlem, will b

Naprincia Major    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
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Mrs. Daphne Williams-Houston    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest on May 17, 200

Mrs. Hilda Miller    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Hilda Kappier Miller, 80, of Magnolia Street, Aiken, died May 18, 2002. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, May, 21, 2002, at noon at St. Mary Help of Christi

Mrs. Hazel Allen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Selma Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Powell    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Willie Crout Powell, 103, formerly of Rocky Road, died Friday, May 17, 2002, in Sa

Mrs. Frances Dukes (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Cecil Hamilton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Shields (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. John Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Eva Milford

Mrs. Ida Howard (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Whitener (HARLEM, Ga.)

Naprincia Major (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Clarice Ivie (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Osborne (FORT MILL, S.C.)

Naprincia Major (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Vera DAulisa (ROSWELL, Ga.)

Mr. Skip Beauchaine (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Atwell (GOUGH, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Ward (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Billy Hudson Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Dukes (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Dolly Sims (IDAHO FALLS, Idaho)

Mrs. Margaret Sanders (STAPLETON, Ga.,)

Mrs. Kathryn Still (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Brown Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. John Carroll Hagler III,

Mrs. Josephine Couch (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Annemarie Costa (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Selma Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Sanders (STAPLETON, Ga.,)

Mr. Carlton Portwood (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie Weathers (LAPEER, Mich.)

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

Mr. John Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Alpha Heard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Hagler III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Burnside (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Brown Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie Weathers (PONTIAC, Mich.)

Mr. Billy Browder Sr. (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Billy Browder Sr. (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Christine Prince ( WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Rev. Henry Norris (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Williams (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Jerold Groff (BAMBERG, S.C.)

Mrs. Charlene Pratt (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mildred Burnside (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Willie Powell (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Hazel Allen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gussie Williams (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Peterson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel Allen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Helga Simanski (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Chelfred Winter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Daphne Williams-Houston (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Vera DAulisa (ROSWELL, Ga.)

Seeking aid for stress is good and should be encouraged
Regarding Susan Becton's May 14 letter, "Why teaching profession can be a highly stressful job," she was responding to Rob Strickland's May 8 letter, "Give all teachers psychiatric exam." Brandi Ansley, Augusta

Food fight
"Today is a historic day for everyone in the agriculture community in Georgia and across the nation. ... Critics of this legislation only do so because they do not understand the needs and concerns of rural Georgia and our farmers - this bill reforms and improves our agricultural programs while also fostering rural development and conservation programs."

Applauds South Carolina senator's anti-Israel vote
Three cheers for Sen. Fritz Hollings, D-S.C., who had the good sense and courage to vote against the Senate resolution backing Israel over the Palestinians. And a back of the hand to U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., for publicly criticizing Mr. Hollings for this. Victor Reilly, Aiken, S.C.

Ferrara has integrity
I am writing this letter to let the people of District 86 know that Russ Ferrara is the man we need to represent us in the South Carolina House. Campanella Pringle, New Ellenton, S.C.

Mother's Day editorial draws fire
The last time I checked, Augusta is indeed in America - the land of freedom and freedom of opinion. I was appalled by the demeaning and biting editorial about former First Lady Barbara Bush's lack of enthusiasm for Mother's Day commercialism ("Mom's Day Grinch," May 12). Laurie Lane, Evans, Ga.

Pro-lifers, don't apply
Until the bloody 1987 Senate rejection of President Reagan's nominee Robert Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court, political or legal ideology usually was not a factor in the judicial confirmation process. All that mattered was that the nominee be qualified in terms of competence and temperament. It was understood that presidents would try to appoint ideologically compatible judges - and not always to good effect either.

Unkept promises upset veteran
We veterans volunteered to defend our nation. We fought for the freedom of our nation. Our nation came first at all times. We asked no questions, we executed the orders given. Did we complain? Why? We were defending freedom for our nation. Earl S. Chambers, Augusta

Resist new school fad
It seemed like a good idea at the time: Put some Officer Friendlys in the classroom to tell kids to not use drugs. Call it D.A.R.E. - Drug Abuse Resistance Education. Hand out T-shirts and host graduation parties. Give certificates and have students solemnly swear to never use illegal drugs.

Russ Ferrara has experience, education
I support Russ Ferrara for South Carolina's House District 86 seat and urge others to vote for him in the June 11 Republican primary. Robert Chapman, Montmorenci, S.C.

Broken promises
Thanks, Augusta commissioners, for saving us money by doing an in-house study on salaries, then re-classifying your jobs to qualify for significant salary increases. William and Elizabeth Meredith, Augusta

Dam jury still out
It appears the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has finally won its 14-year legal battle, at least for now, to get those four reversible turbines at Russell Dam up and running.

What if blacks had committed the sex crimes?
Having spent a little time in Boston, Mass., I was honored when then state Sen. Bill Owens, my former boss, took me along to meet the city's newest priest, Bishop Bernard Law. It was awesome meeting such an outstanding and accomplished individual. Robert "Tunk" Martin, Edgefield, S.C.

Christian voices being censored
On March 28, Dr. James Dobson of "Focus on the Family" called on all Christians to remove their children from government schools. Dr. Dobson said, "I think it is time to get our kids out." Andy Windham, Wagener, S.C.

Member explains Augusta Canal Authority legalities
Regarding the May 13 editorial ("Swim on, dudes") about swimming/wading in the Savannah River and the Augusta Canal, the piece was partly based, I guess, on Rob Pavey's coverage and the May 10 story of the Augusta Canal Authority's meeting on May 9. D. Hugh Connolly, Augusta

Putting pets down often for the best
I am opposed to mistreating animals. We have four pets. I saw the series that WJBF Channel 6 did on the number of dogs that had to be put to sleep at the shelter. Don Matthews, Augusta

Liberal elitist stands on shaky ground
Regarding David Sisler's May 12 letter ("Chronicle moves away from traditional values") and Charles Heywood's May 15 letter in response ("Former columnist misses point of free speech protection"). John R. Barney, Martinez, Ga.

TV animal segment too graphic
I am writing to you because of a segment I saw on WJBF Channel 6 News concerning the situation at the Richmond County Animal Control on Mack Lane. They actually showed animals being put down because of overcrowding. Brent Carter, Augusta

'The Chronicle' frames politics in black and white
On May 12, Executive Editor Dennis Sodomka offered an earnest, but-unconvincing, defense for the racial divisiveness that saturates the pages of The Chronicle. Fred Smith, Hephzibah, Ga.

Backs battery plant foe for House
This letter is to remind residents of Aiken County - specifically those who live in the Couchton-Montmorenci area - about the active support we received from Russ Ferrara as our elected Aiken County Council representative when we were faced with the threat of a lead battery plant locating in our backyard. Paul West, Aiken, S.C.

Will HUD cool off?
What a breath of fresh air. It appears the great air-conditioner controversy swirling around Augusta's federally subsidized public housing projects will be sensibly resolved.

Preakness notebook

War Emblem ready to run for the Triple Crown

War Emblem wins Preakness

Overtime

Overtime

Area sports announcements
June 25: Stock Car Racing 101, sponsored by Augusta State University's Continuing Education Department, featuring former NASCAR driver Donnie Allison, 6-9 p.m., at the school's athletic complex mezzanine. Cost: $29. For more information, call (706) 737-1636.

Preakness notebook
BALTIMORE -- Straight Gin's racing career ended with a disappointing and painful run in the Preakness.

War Emblem ready to run for the Triple Crown
BALTIMORE -- Twice before, horses trained by Bob Baffert just missed winning the Triple Crown. This time, he thinks War Emblem has what it takes to get the job done.

War Emblem wins Preakness
War Emblem wins Preakness, goes for Triple Crown in three weeks

Overtime
Serena Williams proved she can win on clay by taking the Italian Open title in Rome. Now it's on to the only Grand Slam tournament played on the slower surface, the French Open, which starts May 27.

Overtime
Rain on Saturday reduced the annual Regions Cup Golf Capital Invitational to an 18-hole tournament at Midland Valley Country Club.

Cooking wild
Going to Edisto or Pawley's Island, S.C., this summer? Crabbing - a perennial pastime at most coastal vacation destinations - requires little more than some chicken backs, string and a dip-net. Here's an easy way to serve your catch:

Officials consider gator hunting season

Judge was an avid outdoorsman
The picture is faded, and the scores of eager young faces have grown old. Many of them passed away long ago - and one of them died just last week.

Judge was an avid outdoorsman

Officials consider gator hunting season
Alligators are a lot like college students on spring break: They bask in the sun all day, stay up all night and eat whenever they feel like it.

Cooking wild

LPGA Tour stops seem guaranteed to have wet weather

Final rounds are cakewalks around here

Stallions trample Rhinos
GREENVILLE, S.C. - The Augusta Stallions entered Saturday's arenafootball2 contest against the Carolina Rhinos at the Bi-Lo Center undefeated and rated as the best team in the league by one service.

Dialing for deals
JACKSON, Miss. -- Former Super Bowl quarterback Terry Bradshaw, major league slugger Mike Piazza and TV alien Alf would like you to believe that dialing 10-10-220 is the most affordable way to make long-distance calls.

Checking out a gaggle of new gadgets
Microsoft's Encarta Online Dictionary defines a gadget as "a small device that performs or aids a simple task." It can also be "a small object or device that appears useful, but is often unnecessary or superfluous."

Attorney launches Web site for cyber divorces
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - It's divorce, dot-com style.

Opera browser enjoying a boom in popularity
If you think "opera" is just a play with the words sung, then you're missing a golden opportunity for speedier Internet use.

'Star Wars' piracy ... reader mail
Pardon me for a moment while I comment on this week's most amazing news story: that already a "pirated version" of "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones," which opens Thursday, is available on the Internet.

Altec Lansing speakers geared to consoles
It seems video game sound has always played second fiddle to graphics.

Biotech industry blossoms in Cambridge
BOSTON - Kendall Square in Cambridge is the biotechnology industry's Garden of Eden, where scientists from nearby universities spun off little companies and began transforming scientific research during the 1970s and '80s.

Gamecocks win SEC title

Gamecocks win SEC title
ATHENS, Ga. -- Demetric Smith's two-run pinch-hit double in the eighth inning broke a tie and gave South Carolina a 4-2 victory over Georgia on Sunday, enabling the Gamecocks to win their second Southeastern Conference championship in three years.

South Carolina routs Georgia

South Carolina routs Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. -- Steve Thomas drove in three runs with five hits, including his ninth homer of the season, to lead South Carolina to a 12-4 victory over Georgia on Saturday.

Christian school expels nude dancer's daughter

Calling Scooby-Doo and getting a sex line instead

Odds and ends

Dialing for deals

Checking out a gaggle of new gadgets

Biotech industry blossoms in Cambridge

Attorney launches Web site for cyber divorces

'Star Wars' piracy ... reader mail

Altec Lansing speakers geared to consoles