Lassiter rolls past Evans
MARIETTA, Ga. - Evans coach Ricky Beale knew about Lassiter's tradition and he knew the Trojans would have talent. He also knew negotiating a berth in the state semifinals was a thornier proposition than driving anywhere in Metro Atlanta.

Westside swept from playoffs

Pairings for the SEC baseball tournament
Pairings for the double-elimination Southeastern Conference baseball tournament beginning Wednesday in Hoover, Ala. All times CDT:

Lassiter rolls past Evans

Stadium bill could help settle contraction lawsuit

Fans to select four All-Star reserves in Internet vote

Fans to select four All-Star reserves in Internet vote
NEW YORK -- Fans will be able to vote on the Internet for the final two All-Star reserves after the rest of the teams are selected.

Evans' power returns

Stadium bill could help settle contraction lawsuit
MINNEAPOLIS -- A stadium bill awaiting the governor's signature could help resolve a lawsuit that seeks to keep the Minnesota Twins at the Metrodome, lawyers for the team and baseball said Monday.

Pairings for the SEC baseball tournament

Westside swept from playoffs
GAINESVILLE, Ga. - The latest in a long line of Gainesville High playoff baseball surges flattened Westside on Monday.

Prep baseball capsules
Here are prep baseball playoff capsules.

Wolfpack wins series

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

Wolfpack wins series
FORT OGLETHORPE, Ga. - Greenbrier coach Ed Williams didn't want a repeat of last week's series with Heritage when the Wolfpack forced staff ace Nick Wandless to pitch on 22 hours rest.

Sometimes the biggest story isn't the news

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.

Jones not so Chipper in left field
ATLANTA - Near the end of batting practice during the Braves' last homestand, Chipper Jones stopped at third base on his way in from the outfield, pawed at the dirt with his cleats and picked up a couple of stray balls before continuing to the batting cage.

Jones not so Chipper in left field

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
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 win rubber game

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

Business briefs
WASHINGTON - The Teamsters voted overwhelmingly to strike if contract negotiations fail with United Parcel Service Inc.

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

Competition cuts prices
For Will Whitlock, the timing was perfect.

Take extra care preparing your resume

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.

Ads say consumer lawsuits hurt state business

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.

Competition cuts prices

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

Will HUD cool off?

Gloomy assessments

Food fight

Dam jury still out

Hail to the champ

Tax cut realities

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

Actor enjoys role on 'Guardian'
LOS ANGELES - Dabney Coleman is finally playing someone who really cares, and that makes him happy.

Costello gets rowdy again on new CD
NEW YORK - Elvis Costello and his band, the Imposters, were nearing the end of a rousing, rocking set at a Manhattan club when the audience's attention began to wander.

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

Age old question
Q: I understand that colorectal cancer poses a real threat for people over 50. What can I do to guard against it?

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

Networks rated poor in reflecting nation
Prime-time network telev

Light materials keep clothes cool
With temperatures rising, hemlines are following suit and getting shorter, shirts with no sleeves are becoming more comfortable and cropped pants are adding some much-needed ventilation.

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."

In the know
The clock strikes midnight tonight (Tuesday) in the Fox thriller 24.

Readers focus on poverty in 'Sheetrock'
Perceptions of poverty was a theme that ran through discussion at The Augusta Chronicle's book club Thursday night as readers met to discuss Melissa Fay Greene's Praying for Sheetrock.

'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).

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)

Columbus bombs Augusta's pitching
Josh Thigpen is trying to rebuild his confidence one pitch at a time.

Maycock, Noll, Witcher lead Georgia qualifiers for U.S. Open sectional

USC Aiken will tee off in national title bid

Poor putting costly for runner-up Davies

Price wins Colonial for first win in four years

Woods wins as Monty self-destructs on third playoff hole

Sorenstam finishes in tie for third after late-round meltdown

Moodie hopes hot streak will continue
Janice Moodie would like to take the week off from the LPGA Tour. After all, the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship winner has played in every event this season.

Colonial changes could lure Woods back

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.

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.

Maycock, Noll, Witcher lead Georgia qualifiers for U.S. Open sectional
Gregory Maycock of Riverdale shot a 66 at Griffin Country Club, tops among competitors there on Monday for a chance to play in a sectional qualifying event for the U.S. Open.

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.

Moodie's march

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.

Moodie hopes hot streak will continue

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.

Jailed golf ball retriever in Britain wins appeal

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.

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

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.

Woods wins as Monty self-destructs on third playoff hole
HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Colin Montgomerie proved he can stay close to Tiger Woods. Beating him is another matter.

USC Aiken will tee off in national title bid
USC Aiken's golf team will begin play in the NCAA Division II men's national championships today in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.

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.

Jailed golf ball retriever in Britain wins appeal
LONDON -- A man who made a living by illegally retrieving balls from golf-course lakes won his fight to overturn a six-month prison sentence Monday but was told to stop clandestine diving expeditions.

Montgomerie overcomes bad back to lead Woods by one

GreenJackets scouting report

Sundin to get bigger role against Hurricanes
TORONTO -- Now that Mats Sundin has shown his injured wrist can hold up, Toronto coach Pat Quinn wants to expand the role of the Maple Leafs' captain.

Hurricanes top Maple Leafs in overtime

Avs top Red Wings, even series

Red Wings feel good after winning Game 1

Sundin to get bigger role against Hurricanes

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.

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.

Avs top Red Wings, even series
DETROIT -- Chris Drury did it to the Detroit Red Wings again.

Sometimes the biggest story isn't the news
What story in Sunday's Augusta Chronicle attracted the most attention?

Seeking aid for stress is good and should be encouraged

Putting pets down often for the best

Christian voices being censored

Augusta part of cancer coalition; politics not involved

Editorial tradition should continue

Mother's Day editorial draws fire

Bush's Yucca decision is wise

Applauds South Carolina senator's anti-Israel vote

No reparations; work for what you get

Unkept promises upset veteran

Agency blasted for its unfair practices in child cases

Nuke industry buys votes for Yucca Mtn. with junket

TV animal segment too graphic

'Osbournes' -- mainstream TV?

Age old question

In the know

Networks rated poor in reflecting nation

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

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

Actor enjoys role on 'Guardian'

Cutthroat programming runs amok

Costello gets rowdy again on new CD

Light materials keep clothes cool

Readers focus on poverty in 'Sheetrock'

Can these networks be saved?

New CEO will oversee hospital

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.

Bill could erase record of crime

Across the area

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."

Further arrests for drugs expected

Group calls for female officers

Arts center director supports collaboration

Elites tackle swamp

Subscriber of the day

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

Across South Carolina

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 the southeast

News you can use

Repair effort on tap

Black judges remain rare

New CEO will oversee hospital
AIKEN - The parent company of Aiken Regional Medical Centers announced Monday the appointment of a new chief executive officer and a major planned expansion of services.

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.

Monkey-Bar Chase
Devin Trossman, 5, races Jacqi DeMinck to the top of the monkey-bar bridge at the H. Odell Weeks Activity Center in Aiken. The climbers, both of Aiken, visited the center Monday during the cool spring weather. Devin won their contest.

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

News you can use
May 21, 1990 AIKEN - Cancer and heart disease do not hit Aiken County any harder than they do the rest of the state or the country. But an increase in population, a traffic fatality rate that is almost double the nation's and murder cases that have more than doubled last year's total have pushed Coroner Sue Townsend's workload to an average of more than one death per day.

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.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Desiree Dorsey of Augusta.

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.

Fast degrees aim to ease shortage
Nine students will begin to chip away at the nation's nursing shortage today.

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.

Event honors writer
BEAUFORT, S.C. - The British are coming, the British are coming. And they'll be joined by about 200 New Zealanders, South Africans and Germans, and representatives from other international capitals.

DEA helps local police fight meth

Republicans talk issues in Aiken
AIKEN - Five of South Carolina's seven Republican gubernatorial candidates told a crowd of party activists Monday that though they may seem to agree a lot, they're working hard to differentiate their views for the public.

Across South Carolina

DEA helps local police fight meth
Like calling big brother for help, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office once relied on the Drug Enforcement Administration every time it busted a methamphetamine lab.

Across Georgia

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

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Across the area
Differences between billings and collections in the pharmacy have cost a division of University Hospital at least $130,000, officials said Monday.

Cook sets up shop on street

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Lobbyists for the Medical University of South Carolina are trying to block a bill aimed at barring human cloning and certain types of cloning research, Lt. Gov. Bob Peeler said Monday.

Around town

Across Georgia
FARGO -Rains provided at least a brief respite for firefighters battling Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge fires last weekend, but a return to hot dry weather is expected this week.

Israel's birthday shadowed by violence

Temperatures near record low
Unseasonably cool weather has hit the Southeast this week, bringing near-record low temperatures and causing some people to switch on the heat.

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.

Across the area

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.

Around town

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.

Pilots keep eye on fire

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.

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

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

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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.

Republicans talk issues in Aiken

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Monkey-Bar Chase

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.

Subscriber of the day

Land-rights fighter will speak in Aiken

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.

Keller wins Stacker2 200

Mack becomes second black to qualify for Indy field

NASCAR opens new training school

Sadler fined for throwing helmet
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Elliott Sadler was fined $5,000 by NASCAR on Monday for throwing his helmet at Ryan Newman during The Winston.

Two bodies found inside tent at Lowe's Motor Speedway
CONCORD, N.C. -- A charcoal grill is the focus of a police investigation of the deaths of two men discovered early Monday in a tent at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

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.

Fastest field for Indy also one of the best

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.

Bliss wins Rocky Mountain 200

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 opens new training school
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- NASCAR continued its rapid expansion Monday at the grand opening of a school designed to specifically train mechanics and help them break into auto racing.

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.

Fastest field for Indy also one of the best
INDIANAPOLIS -- The fastest field in the history of the Indianapolis 500 is also one of the deepest in talent.

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.

Bernstein wins Top Fuel at Englishtown

No place for an OLD man

Nets hope to repeat simple formula: Rebound and run
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- In NBA slang, it's called rippin' and runnin'.

Kings must prove they're a threat to Lakers dynasty
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Rick Fox is waiting for the Sacramento Kings to prove they pose a true threat to the Los Angeles Lakers' drive for a third championship.

Nets beat Celtics

Kings top Lakers

Brown looks back on tough road from high school to NBA
ATLANTA -- Kwame Brown's rookie season didn't go exactly how he and other observers thought it would when the Washington Wizards made him the No. 1 pick of last June's NBA Draft.

Nets hope to repeat simple formula: Rebound and run

Brown looks back on tough road from high school to NBA

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.

Kings top Lakers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- After their first road playoff loss in nearly two years, the Los Angeles Lakers finally might have a challenge on their hands.

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.

Kings must prove they're a threat to Lakers dynasty

Mr. & Mrs. Irving Knudsen    (YANKTON, S.D.)

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 2:0

Mr. Trefter L. Thomas    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C.- Funeral services for

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Tuttle    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William Harley    (RICHLANDS, N.C.)
RICHLANDS, N.C. - Will

Mr. Herbert Hattaway Jr.    (COMMERCE, Ga.)
COMMERCE, Ga. - Herbert W. Hattaway Jr., age 68, of Homer Road, Commerce, died Monday morning at the Athens Regional Hospital of an extended illness. He was the son of the late Herbert

Mr. Ernest Grant    (MEEKS, Ga.)
MEEKS, Ga. - Funeral services for Ernest F. Grant, 68, who died May 19, 2002, widower of Rita Grant, will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday fr

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.

Mr. Michael Gibson    (STAPLETON, Ga.)
STAPLETON, Ga. - Mr. Michael Gibso

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

Mrs. Lula Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into

Mrs. Marion Kitching    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, May 18, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia, Mr. Marion O. Kitchings of Boyd Street. Mr. Kitching was a native of Augusta. Survivors include her stepmother, Mrs.

Mrs. Elizabeth Whitener    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Peterson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Friday, May 17, 2002, at Augusta Hills Nursing Home, Mrs. Marie Peterson of Aleaza Street. Mrs. Peterson was a native of Augusta and a member of Springfield Baptist Church of which R

Mr. Shelby Corry    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
UNION POINT, Ga. - Mr. Shelby Stovall Corry, 57, of Old Greensboro Hwy, died Sunday, May 19, 2002. Funeral services will be 5p.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at Greenlawn Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Mitchell. Callaway Funeral Home. (706) 486-4138.

Mrs. Leslie Smith    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Leslie Smith, 89, of Stanton Driv

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

Mr. Robert Henderson Jr.    (GRAYSON, Ga.)
GRAYSON, Ga. - Robert "Bob" Henderson Jr., age 65, of Grayson, died Saturday, May 18, 2002, a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by

Featured obituary: Mr. Martin Leo Terry
From teaching his niece to tie her shoes to being awarded the Bronze Star in World War II, Martin Leo Terry loved his family and his country.

Mrs. Elizabeth Whitener    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Chelfred Winter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Norman Waddell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr.

Mrs. Atrulia Youmans    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
NEW ELLENTON, S.C. - Mrs. Atrulia "Trudy" Youmans, 78, of Williamson Avenue, New Ellenton, died Su

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

Naprincia Major    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGU

Mrs. Ruth Willoughby    (MACON, Ga.)
MACON, Ga. - Ruth Earles Willoughby, of Smoke Rise Drive died Saturday, May 18, 2002. Graveside serves were held at 1p.m. Monday, May 20, 2002, in the Chapel of the Macon Memorial Park Mausoleum. Father John Cuddy officiated.

Mrs. Barbara Ward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rheba Leaptrott    (WADLEY, Ga.)
WADLEY, Ga. - Mrs. Rheba Green Leaptrott of Hwy 78, Wadley, died Sunday evening at Unive

Mr. William Brewton    (McCORMICK, S.C.)
McCORMICK, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. William Y. Brewton, 69, who died May 20, 2002, husband of Doloris C. Brewton, will

Rev. Henry Norris    (MONTICELLO, Ga.)
MONTICELLO, Ga. - Entered into rest Sunday, May 19, 2002, at Jasper Memorial Hospital, Monticello. Rev

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

Mrs. Johnnie Rich    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Selma Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Denise Simpkins    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Denise Neal Simpkins, 35, of Lancaster Street, N.W., Aiken, died Sunday, May 15, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Ga. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday,, M

Mr. Franklin Harper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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 this Tuesday morning at 11a.m. from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. Dr. James C. Adams officiating. Interm

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.

Mrs. Elizabeth Tuttle    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Franklin Harper    (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

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    (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

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.

Mrs. Barbara Ward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Burnside    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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. 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

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. 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,

Mr. Joseph Bates    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, 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

Mr. Rogers Beasley Sr.    (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Homegoing services for Mr. Rogers E. Beasley Sr. of 7294 Lake Run Circle, Stone Mountain, will be held Thursday,

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

Mr. Ronnie Weathers (PONTIAC, Mich.)

Mrs. Selma Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Brewton (McCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Skip Beauchaine (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Harley (RICHLANDS, N.C.)

Mr. John Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Bates (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Rogers Beasley Sr. (STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Martin Leo Terry

Mrs. Elizabeth Whitener (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Martin Terry (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Margaret Sanders (STAPLETON, Ga.,)

Mrs. Marion Kitching (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Hazel Allen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Tuttle (EVANS, Ga.)

Ms. Clarice Ivie (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Henderson Jr. (GRAYSON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Johnnie Rich (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Burnside (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Ward (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Vera DAulisa (ROSWELL, Ga.)

Mr. Franklin Harper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Naprincia Major (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Leslie Smith (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Barbara Ward (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Grant (MEEKS, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Atrulia Youmans (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Denise Simpkins (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

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

Featured obituary: Mrs. Eva Milford

Rev. Henry Norris (MONTICELLO, Ga.)

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

Mr. Herbert Hattaway Jr. (COMMERCE, Ga.)

Mr. Carlton Portwood (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Willoughby (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Peterson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lula Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Gibson (STAPLETON, Ga.)

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

Rev. Henry Norris (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Rheba Leaptrott (WADLEY, Ga.)

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.

Hail to the champ
Janice Moodie made it look easy, but of course it wasn't. The 28-year-old Scot ran away from the field, Tiger Woods style, to win the second LPGA event in less than a year held at the lovely Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club in Edgefield County.

No reparations; work for what you get
Regarding William Sanders' May 16 letter, "Pay reparations," urging reparations for black Americans and people like him who want something for nothing: No one today ever owned a slave or was a slave. No one today wandered 40 years in the desert after getting chased out of Egypt; nor has anyone burned any witches or been persecuted by the Turks, and neither has Mr. Sanders. Roger P. Nelms, 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.

Gloomy assessments
"I think we will see that in the future; I think it's inevitable. I wish I could be more optimistic."

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."

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

Bush's Yucca decision is wise
President George W. Bush made a wise decision when he endorsed Yucca Mountain as the burial site for spent nuclear fuel. Jeffery R. Brault, Augusta

Tax cut realities
As South Carolina's June 11 primary elections near, most of the focus is on who the GOP will nominate to run against Democratic Gov. Jim Hodges in a state that's considered one of the most Republican in the nation.

Augusta part of cancer coalition; politics not involved
Your May 15 editorial, "Cancer designation slips away," on the Georgia Cancer Coalition, Augusta and the process for designation of programs and centers of excellence was distressingly inaccurate. Russ Toal, Atlanta, Ga.

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.

Agency blasted for its unfair practices in child cases
I am writing in regard to the way the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services handles child cases, and the cruel and unfair treatment of separating families and removing children from their homes based on false reports and slander against parents. They are put through the legal system, and their children are placed with anyone - no matter what their background. C.J. Dyson, 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

Nuke industry buys votes for Yucca Mtn. with junket
The nuclear industry is funding a junket for congressional staffers. Accommodations and wining and dining at an exclusive members-only nightclub are made available for key staffers for several members of the House of Representatives, courtesy of the nuclear power industry. Ellen Parker, Augusta

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

Editorial tradition should continue
We were saddened to read that Suzanne Downing will be leaving her post at The Chronicle. Lionel Solursh, Martinez, Ga.

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.

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.

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

Derby, Preakness winner returns to Churchill Downs

War Emblem ready to run for the Triple Crown

Doctor: Hingis operation went well

Overtime

Overtime

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.

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.

Doctor: Hingis operation went well
ZURICH, Switzerland -- Martina Hingis had surgery Monday to repair ankle ligaments, but her doctor said it is too early to assess her tennis future.

Derby, Preakness winner returns to Churchill Downs
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- War Emblem is back at Barn 33 at Churchill Downs to begin preparations for the Belmont Stakes and a chance to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.

Overtime
Ryan Leaf is without a job again after the Dallas Cowboys cut him Monday, the third team in 15 months to release the former No. 2 overall draft pick.

Final rounds are cakewalks around here

Price cuts heighten video game wars
Like two heavily armed warriors in a video game, Sony and Microsoft attacked each other last week by slashing the price of their respective game consoles by a third.

Satellite map images show Georgia sprawl
ATHENS, Ga. - An ambitious project to use satellite images to track land-use changes in Georgia has begun to bear fruit.

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

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."

'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.

Delay sought after alert
COLUMBIA - Concerns expressed during the weekend by Vice President Dick Cheney about terrorist threats should force a delay in shipments of weapons-grade plutonium to Savannah River Site, Gov. Jim Hodges said Monday.

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.

Biotech talks focus on funding
Edward Wisdoman has only to look back to where he began to gauge the true potential of biotechnology in Georgia.

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.

Your style

My pad
THE FACTS: Brothers Justin Fish, 15, a freshman at Hephzibah High School, and Kyle Fish 13, an eighth-grader at Spirit Creek Middle School

Home-schooling ranks, reputation increase
About 850,000 students nationwide were home schooled in 1999 (the most recent year for which statistics are available), according to U.S. Department of Education figures.

Xtreme calendar
New discs in record stores include a self-titled CD from Boxcar Racer, the side project from Blink 182's Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker, and Amy Grant's Legacy ... Hymns and Faith. See Saturday's Religion section for a profile of Miss Grant and a preview of the CD.

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Do you pass by homeless people on the street, wishing you could do something more than give them your spare change?

Students find credits don't always move with them
For many teen-agers, high school involves long hours spent on classwork and studying - but some are discovering hard work doesn't always pay off.

Home-schooling ranks, reputation increase

My pad

Soundtrack captures spirit of 'Moulin'
Moulin Rouge is one of my favorite movies. It's a flashy reminder of a time when musicals took place on the movie screen, not just the stage, and the film's second soundtrack is delicious.

Students find credits don't always move with them

Friend should be told about girl's feelings
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I have this friend I hang out with, but I have another friend who really doesn't like him to come to her house. I don't want to tell him that,

'Episode II' worth losing sleep

Question of the week
Q. Did prom meet your expectations?

Soundtrack captures spirit of 'Moulin'

Question of the week

Your style
THE FACTS: Jessica Fish, 17, a senior at Hephzibah High School.

Xtreme calendar

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'Episode II' worth losing sleep
I feel it's my duty to tell you how amazing Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones is - and what better way to do that than operating on three hours of sleep after seeing the midnight show?

Christian school expels nude dancer's daughter

Calling Scooby-Doo and getting a sex line instead

Odds and ends

Biotech talks focus on funding

Checking out a gaggle of new gadgets

Delay sought after alert

Altec Lansing speakers geared to consoles

Price cuts heighten video game wars

'Star Wars' piracy ... reader mail

Satellite map images show Georgia sprawl