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

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.

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.

Lassiter rolls past Evans

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

Fans to select four All-Star reserves in Internet vote

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.

Pairings for the SEC baseball tournament

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

Westside swept from playoffs

Evans' power returns

Wolfpack wins series

Prep baseball capsules
Here are prep baseball playoff capsules.

Stadium bill could help settle contraction lawsuit

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Jones not so Chipper in left field

Braves notebook

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.

Ads say consumer lawsuits hurt state business

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

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.

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.

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

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

Take extra care preparing your resume

Competition cuts prices

Monthly retail figures: Dissecting the numbers

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

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.

Gloomy assessments

Hail to the champ

Tax cut realities

Dam jury still out

Food fight

Will HUD cool off?

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?

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.

'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).

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.

Networks rated poor in reflecting nation
Prime-time network telev

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Poor putting costly for runner-up Davies

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.

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.

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.

Price wins Colonial for first win in four years

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

Colonial changes could lure Woods back

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

USC Aiken will tee off in national title bid

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.

Moodie's march

Sorenstam finishes in tie for third after late-round meltdown

Moodie hopes hot streak will continue

Montgomerie overcomes bad back to lead Woods by one

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.

Jailed golf ball retriever in Britain wins appeal

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.

Woods wins as Monty self-destructs on third playoff hole

GreenJackets scouting report

Hurricanes top Maple Leafs in overtime

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

Avs top Red Wings, even series

Sundin to get bigger role against Hurricanes

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.

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.

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

Agency blasted for its unfair practices in child cases

Christian voices being censored

Mother's Day editorial draws fire

Applauds South Carolina senator's anti-Israel vote

Augusta part of cancer coalition; politics not involved

Bush's Yucca decision is wise

Putting pets down often for the best

No reparations; work for what you get

Unkept promises upset veteran

Seeking aid for stress is good and should be encouraged

Nuke industry buys votes for Yucca Mtn. with junket

Editorial tradition should continue

TV animal segment too graphic

Costello gets rowdy again on new CD

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

In the know

Cutthroat programming runs amok

Age old question

Light materials keep clothes cool

'Osbournes' -- mainstream TV?

Readers focus on poverty in 'Sheetrock'

Actor enjoys role on 'Guardian'

Can these networks be saved?

News you can use

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.

Across Georgia

Arts center director supports collaboration

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."

Black judges remain rare

Cook sets up shop on street

News you can use

Further arrests for drugs expected

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.

Group calls for female officers

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.

Across South Carolina

DEA helps local police fight meth

Across the southeast

Land-rights fighter will speak in Aiken

Repair effort on tap

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

Across South Carolina

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

Subscriber of the day

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.

New CEO will oversee hospital

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.

Bill could erase record of crime

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.

Israel's birthday shadowed by violence

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Around town

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.

Elites tackle swamp

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Event honors writer

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.

Across the area

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

Republicans talk issues in Aiken

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.

Around town

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.

Pilots keep eye on fire

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

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 Georgia

Across the area

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.

No place for an OLD man

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.

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.

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.

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.

Keller wins Stacker2 200

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.

NASCAR opens new training school

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.

Fastest field for Indy also one of the best

Mack becomes second black to qualify for Indy field

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.

Bernstein wins Top Fuel at Englishtown

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

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.

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

Kings top Lakers

Nets hope to repeat simple formula: Rebound and run

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.

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 beat Celtics

Brown looks back on tough road from high school to NBA

Houston Rockets win NBA draft lottery

Kings must prove they're a threat to Lakers dynasty

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.

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.

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.

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. 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

Mrs. Elizabeth Whitener    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Franklin Harper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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.

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

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

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Whitener    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Johnnie Rich    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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.

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.

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: 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. 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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Chelfred Winter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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. 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. Selma Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Ward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Franklin Harper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Tuttle    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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. 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

Mrs. Barbara Ward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Tuttle    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Burnside    (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

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. 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. 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

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. 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.

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. 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.

Ms. Clarice Ivie (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Ward (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Carlton Portwood (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ronnie Weathers (PONTIAC, Mich.)

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

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

Mrs. Johnnie Rich (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Eva Milford

Featured obituary: Mr. Martin Leo Terry

Mrs. Hazel Allen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Rheba Leaptrott (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mr. John Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Rev. Henry Norris (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Gibson (STAPLETON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Barbara Ward (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Peterson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Whitener (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Grant (MEEKS, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Mildred Burnside (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Vera DAulisa (ROSWELL, Ga.)

Mrs. Marion Kitching (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Naprincia Major (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Tuttle (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Skip Beauchaine (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Henry Norris (MONTICELLO, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Selma Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Willoughby (MACON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lula Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Franklin Harper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Margaret Sanders (STAPLETON, Ga.,)

Mr. Joseph Bates (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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."

Overtime

War Emblem ready to run for the Triple Crown

Overtime

Derby, Preakness winner returns to Churchill Downs

Doctor: Hingis operation went well

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
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.

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
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

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

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

'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.

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.

Gamecocks win SEC title

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

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
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?

Home-schooling ranks, reputation increase

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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?

My pad

Xtreme calendar

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.

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.

Soundtrack captures spirit of 'Moulin'

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.

Question of the week

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Your style

Students find credits don't always move with them

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

'Episode II' worth losing sleep

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

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.

Christian school expels nude dancer's daughter

Calling Scooby-Doo and getting a sex line instead

Odds and ends

Altec Lansing speakers geared to consoles

Checking out a gaggle of new gadgets

'Star Wars' piracy ... reader mail

Price cuts heighten video game wars

Biotech talks focus on funding

Satellite map images show Georgia sprawl

Delay sought after alert