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

Stadium bill could help settle contraction lawsuit

Westside swept from playoffs

Bonds says workouts, not steroids, changed his body over time

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.

Piazza: 'I'm not gay'

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.

Rocker sent to minors

Wolfpack wins series

Rocker sent to minors
DALLAS -- The Texas Rangers sent erratic reliever John Rocker to the minors for the second time this season Tuesday, yet another setback in his troubled career.

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

Piazza: 'I'm not gay'
PHILADELPHIA -- Responding to questions and rumors about his sexual orientation, Mike Piazza said Tuesday night that the major leagues are ready for gay players but he's not one of them.

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

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.

Fans to select four All-Star reserves in Internet vote

Pairings for the SEC baseball tournament

Bonds says workouts, not steroids, changed his body over time
PHOENIX -- Barry Bonds repeated his stand Tuesday that his body has been built up through strenuous workouts, not through the use of strength-enhancing steroids.

Sometimes the biggest story isn't the news

Jones not so Chipper in left field

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.

Braves fall to Expos in extra innings
MONTREAL - All night, it had the feel of so many games this season, tantalizingly close, but just out of reach.

Braves notebook
MONTREAL - Atlanta Braves third baseman Vinny Castilla looks at his numbers and winces.

Braves fall to Expos in extra innings

Competition cuts prices

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

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

Business briefs
HOUSTON - Shell Oil Co. will build an $87 million natural gas and crude oil pipeline project in the Gulf of Mexico to serve a development operated by Conoco Inc., the companies said Tuesday.

Bureau aims to guide guests
Linda Gregory doesn't mind drawing maps to local restaurants for out-of-towners. As general manager of the Comfort Inn on Walton Way, she considers it part of her job.

Bureau aims to guide guests

John C. Hagler III

Gloomy assessments

Unpardonable behavior

Stick to security

Correction

Tax cut realities

Hail to the champ

Summer simplicity
Summer is my favorite time for spending less time in the kitchen and more time by the pool or lake. So I'm always on the lookout for del

In the know
In honor of the newest Tonka Truck line Tonka Junior, the Hasbro toy company is looking for tough toddlers.

Small portions
Lidia is becoming one of those household names, like Emeril or Wolfgang or Cher, where a last name is no longer needed. She has successful restaurants, a successful public-television show, successful cookbooks and, now, successful food products.

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.

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?

News networks find car chases hard to resist
NEW YORK - For the news networks, car chases are like giving Krispy Kreme doughnuts to a dieter. You know they're bad for you. You know you should resist. But, man, they're just so tasty ...

Going to the cellar for the good stuff
It's one of those themeless but not aimless days, as we catch up on several groups of wines I've been meaning to let readers know about but haven't had the chance.

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

'Spider-Man' game won't disappoint
He climbs walls. He squirts webs from his hands. He senses evil before it arrives.

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.

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.

Jackets put team first
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's baseball team last year had a preseason No. 1 ranking, one of the nation's top position players and a clubhouse filled with pro prospects.

Jackets put team first

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

Starter carries RedStixx
The Augusta GreenJackets have yet to face the two top pitching prospects in the Cleveland Indians farm system - right-handers Dan Denham and J.D. Martin - nor will they see them during this three-game series against the Columbus RedStixx at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Arizona State takes big first-day lead
AUBURN, Wash. -- The Arizona Wildcats, helped by three strong individual scores, took a commanding lead Tuesday in the first round of the NCAA Division I women's golf tournament.

Black propels Pacers
HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - Junior Aaron Black shared low-round honors Tuesday to help USC Aiken take second place in the NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship.

Jailed golf ball retriever in Britain wins appeal

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.

Golf notebook
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Dudley Hart had no chance of winning the Colonial, but birdies on three of the last four holes certainly came in handy. Hart finished fourth, moved up 12 spots to No. 44 in the world ranking and should be a shoo-in for the U.S. Open.

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.

Black propels Pacers

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.

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

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.

Firefighters gather for golf, fellowship
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Kevin O'Brien, a 20-year veteran of the New York City Fire Department, knows a few rounds of golf and a picnic lunch won't make anyone forget Sept. 11.

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.

It's not entirely about the money
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Phil Mickelson is second on the PGA Tour money list with just over $2.2 million. Tiger Woods made more than that last week alone.

USC Aiken will tee off in national title bid

Arizona State takes big first-day lead

Moodie hopes hot streak will continue

Firefighters gather for golf, fellowship

Woods wins as Monty self-destructs on third playoff hole

Golf notebook

Starter carries RedStixx

Lewis sets Cross Creek milestone

Lewis sets Cross Creek milestone
He admits the hot summers and long falls were tough on him and the rest of the seniors, but for Cross Creek's Aaron Lewis, all that hard work finally is paying off.

Avs top Red Wings, even series

Maple Leafs coach in hospital
TORONTO -- Toronto Maple Leafs coach Pat Quinn was taken to the hospital Tuesday for tests for an undisclosed chest condition, keeping him out of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Sundin to get bigger role against Hurricanes

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
DETROIT -- Chris Drury did it to the Detroit Red Wings again.

Hurricanes top Maple Leafs in overtime
TORONTO -- Jeff O'Neill showed once again how potent the Carolina Hurricanes are in overtime.

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

GOP candidate Barrett draws raves

Nuke industry buys votes for Yucca Mtn. with junket

Parents must participate in schools

Agency blasted for its unfair practices in child cases

No reparations; work for what you get

MOX a never-ending energy source?

Bush's Yucca decision is wise

Retiring Rep. Jack Connell did a great job for Augusta

Augusta part of cancer coalition; politics not involved

Carter editorial is 'inappropriate'

Editorial tradition should continue

Media's scrutiny of Walker has become harassment

Actor enjoys role on 'Guardian'

Going to the cellar for the good stuff

Costello gets rowdy again on new CD

'Spider-Man' game won't disappoint

Readers focus on poverty in 'Sheetrock'

Small portions

In the know

Age old question

News networks find car chases hard to resist

Light materials keep clothes cool

Summer simplicity

In the know

News you can use

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.

Republicans talk issues in Aiken

Across South Carolina

Man charged in land-sale fraud

Columbia County will salute vets

Subscriber of the day

Landowners talk rights in Aiken

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.

Across the area

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

Slaying suspects indicted

Across Georgia

News you can use

New CEO will oversee hospital

Correction

Monkey-Bar Chase

Doctor gives crematory details
Speaking to a convention of funeral directors Tuesday, Georgia's chief medical examiner tried to answer the most pressing question in the Tri-State Crematory case - Why?

Event honors writer

Local nominated for marshal
James Thomas Roberts Jr., of Martinez, says he's looking forward to working for his country again and battling terrorism.

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.

Board explains pupils' transfer
AIKEN - Aiken Elementary School is losing pupils.

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.

Landowners talk rights in Aiken
AIKEN - The way David Lucas told it Tuesday night, when God started developing the Earth, he had to take his creation before a planning commission.

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.

Neglect of car policy discovered

Coal ash will cost university

Parents seek OK for seniors to march

Coal ash will cost university
ATHENS, Ga. - The proper disposal of thousands of tons of coal ash found at the construction site of the University of Georgia's East Campus Village will cost between $1.9 million and $2.7 million, the university's real estate foundation director said.

Across Georgia
MARIETTA -A 7-year-old Cobb County boy died after being struck in the chest with a baseball.

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina
Guard unit equipped to track missiles

DEA helps local police fight meth

Storytelling in the park
Grandpa Heck reads to more than 20 children and parents during Story Time in the Garden at Hopeland Gardens in Aiken.

Across Georgia

Correction
Because of incorrect information given the newspaper, the amounts of seat-belt fines were reported incorrectly in Friday and Monday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle. The fine for an unbuckled person 5 years old or older is $15. The penalty for not using a child restraint is $50 for the first offense and $100 for each subsequent offense. The Chronicle regrets the error.

Around town

Neglect of car policy discovered
A 5-year-old city policy that could affect the paychecks of three high-ranking government employees was either forgotten about or ignored in recent years, the Augusta Commission learned during a Tuesday meeting.

Across the area

Family seeks to save site
Descendants of Mary DeLaigle, the original owner of what is now the Richmond County district attorney's house, pleaded with Augusta commissioners Tuesday to protect their heritage and Augusta's history by saving the blue stucco structure on downtown's Greene Street.

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.

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

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.

2 robberies go awry in Aiken County
Apparently Aiken County convenience store robbers aren't as intimidating as their big-city counterparts.

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Columbia County will salute vets
It will be a day to thank those who have pledged their lives to protect their country and pay tribute to those who have given their lives in defense of it.

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.

Parents seek OK for seniors to march
KINGSLAND, Ga. - About 20 Camden County High School seniors who have earned enough credits for a diploma have been barred from participating in Friday's graduation ceremony. Their parents have protested to the school board.

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

Man charged in land-sale fraud
Police say an Augusta man tried to make $30,000 from taxpayers by selling land he didn't own.

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.

News you can use
MAY 22, 1954 Augusta relatives of Capt. Michael Phillip Carroll, 32, U.S. Marine Corps, were unable yesterday to give any reason why the World War II veteran killed his three children, seriously injured his wife and then ended his life with a butcher knife. The tragedy occurred in Jacksonville, N.C., late Thursday.

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.

Local nominated for marshal

Doctor gives crematory details

Slaying suspects indicted
Two men have been accused of murder in the April 18 drowning death of a man in Lake Olmstead, including a military man currently overseas in Kuwait.

Family seeks to save site

Budget balances; tax rate holds
AIKEN - Clay Killian passed his first big test as county administrator Tuesday night. He presented a balanced budget to Aiken County Council with no millage increase.

Around town

94-year-old gets first taste of fast food
SAVANNAH - She managed to make it 94 years without a Big Mac.

Commission OKs new Martinez fire station
Martinez Fire Chief Doug Cooper can finally stop worrying about the traffic that backs up in front of his firehouse on one of the busiest parts of Washington Road.

Across the area
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation charged a man with reckless conduct Tuesday after a 3-year-old boy who was left unattended was mauled in Lincolnton by a chained Rottweiler, police said.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is James K. Brantley of Grovetown.

Spare us any more 'Celebrity Boxing' bouts
The allure of the carnival freak show - with the bearded lady, wolfman and the boy raised by monkeys - dissipated long before the era of political correctness.

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.

Kanaan a rookie in name only

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.

Kanaan a rookie in name only
INDIANAPOLIS -- Tony Kanaan had to laugh.

NASCAR opens new training school

No merger in sight for American open-wheel series

No merger in sight for American open-wheel series
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indy Racing League and CART shared a room Tuesday. They weren't talking merger. In fact, they weren't talking with each other at all.

NASCAR driver Jeff Purvis remains hospitalized after crash

Fastest field for Indy also one of the best

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.

NASCAR driver Jeff Purvis remains hospitalized after crash
PHILADELPHIA -- NASCAR driver Jeff Purvis was in serious but stable condition Tuesday after he was injured in a crash at Nazareth Speedway.

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.

Jackson questions calls against O'Neal, Lakers
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Shaquille O'Neal's disapproval of the officiating in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals was echoed by Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson a day later.

Kings top Lakers

Celtics beat Nets
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Boston Celtics did it with defense on a night when Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker weren't all that special on offense.

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.

Thorn leads Nets behind the scenes

Brown looks back on tough road from high school to NBA

Thorn leads Nets behind the scenes
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Like many NBA presidents and general managers, Rod Thorn of the New Jersey Nets likes to know what's going on with other teams.

Nets hope to repeat simple formula: Rebound and run

Jackson questions calls against O'Neal, Lakers

Kings must prove they're a threat to Lakers dynasty

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.

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.

Celtics beat Nets

Falcons' Smith still nursing stiff shoulder

Mrs. Zella Ramsey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at the resi

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. Franklin Harper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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. Denise Simpkins    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Entered into rest Wednesday, May 15, 2002, Mrs. Denise Nisey Neal Simpkins of Lancaster Street, N.W., Aiken. The funeral will be today at 3 p.m., May 22, 2002, at Ocean Grove Baptist Church, Aiken, with Rev

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

Mrs. Julia Mathis    (DECATUR, Ga.)
DECATUR, Ga. - Julia Frances Dixon Mathis departed this life on Saturday, May 18, 2002, in Decatur. She was a native of Hancock County and lived in Alexandria, Va. for over 60 years. Funeral services will be held

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

Ms. Ada Dukes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPH

Mrs. Chelfred Winter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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.

Mr. Maja Rowland    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Maja Rowland, 82, died Thursday, May 16, 2002. Funeral s

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

Mrs. Joanne ONeal    (WINDSOR, S.C.)
WINDSOR, S.C. - Mrs. Joanne F. ONeal, 65, of Clippership Loop, entered into rest Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at Universit

Mrs. Johnnie Rich    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Horne    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)
RIDGE SPRING, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. James Ronald Horne,

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. Lonnie Free    (BATH, S.C.)
BATH, S.C. - Entered into rest

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

Mrs. Eunice Craven    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Eunice Holloway Ward Craven, 93, of Washington Hwy., Lincolnton, died Monday, May

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Tuttle    (EVANS, 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

Mrs. Elizabeth Whitener    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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. Florence Sibley    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Entered into rest Monday, May 20, 2002, Mrs. Florence Crosland Sibley, age 82, of Aiken, beloved wife of

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

Mrs. Johnnie Rich    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, May 16, 2002, at the residence, Mrs. Johnnie Mae Rich, 62, of Cooney Circle. Funeral service will held Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Clyde Hill

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

Mrs. Marie Peterson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Franklin Harper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Henry Norris    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
WARRENTON, Ga. - Entered into rest Sunday, May 19, 2002, at Jasper Memorial Hospital, Monticello. Rev. W. Henry Norris husband of of the late Dr. Eugenia Coffee Norris. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at 4

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

Mrs. Hilda Johns    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Hilda Mitcham Johns will be held Friday, May 24, 2002, at 11 a.m., at Co

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. Eddie Holmes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest May 21, 2002, Mr. Eddie James Holmes, 59, of Highway 88, Hephzibah. Funeral services will be held today at Calvary Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. George A. Holcombe, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memori

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

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

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. Janie Evans    (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Mrs. Janie Viola McKennie Evans died on Thursday, May 16, 200

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

Mr. George Dowe    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Mr. George Henry Dowe, 69, of Hephzibah- McBean

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. Thelma Coleman    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Thelma B. Coleman, age 80, resident of Swainsboro, died Monday evening in the Swainsboro Nursing Home. Mrs. Coleman was the only child of Joseph E. and Mamie B. Bacon, born May 3, 1922, in Bryan County. She wo

Featured obituary: Mrs. Johnnie Rich
Johnnie Rich devoted a large part of her life to troubled children.

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

Mr. Walter Burnette    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
GLOVERVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest on Tuesday, May 21, 2002, Mr. Walter "Tickle" S. Burnette, of Ash Street, Gloverville. He was the brother of Louis Burnette of Clearwa

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

Mrs. Wallace Beason    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mrs. Wallace B. Beason, 88, of Stanton Drive, entered into rest Monday, May 20, 2002. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2002, in the chapel of Rowland Funeral Home with Dr. James Adams officiating. Interment

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

Mr. George Adams    (MACON, Ga.)
MACON, Ga. - Funeral services for George D. Adams, who died Sunday, May 19, 2002, in Macon, will be held at the Pettigrew Center, Fort Valley State University, Thursday, May 2

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. Daphyne Williams-Houston    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Ward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gertrude Tuggle    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Gertrude Hebbard Tuggle passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2002. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 23

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

Mrs. Zella Ramsey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gertrude Tuggle (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Peterson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Dowe (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice Craven (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Franklin Harper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Henry Norris (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Johnnie Rich (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Florence Sibley (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lula Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Mathis (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Willoughby (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Lonnie Free (BATH, S.C.)

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

Mr. Eddie Holmes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Rev. Henry Norris (MONTICELLO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Tuttle (EVANS, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Martin Leo Terry

Mrs. Marion Kitching (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Walter Burnette (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Michael Gibson (STAPLETON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Maja Rowland (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Johnnie Rich (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Ernest Grant (MEEKS, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Coleman (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Horne (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mr. Franklin Harper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Ada Dukes (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Ward (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Michael Gibson (STAPLETON, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Joseph Bates (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Rheba Leaptrott (WADLEY, Ga.)

Mrs. Janie Evans (BROOKLYN, N.Y.)

Mrs. Marie Peterson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Carter editorial is 'inappropriate'
The Chronicle's May 15 editorial criticism of former President Jimmy Carter ("Enough is enough") is totally inappropriate. The poor access to the news your newspaper seems to have is really worrisome. Joaquin Godoy, Aiken, S.C.

Correction
The May 21 editorial, "S.C. tax-cut realities," we inadvertently misstated a portion of South Carolina Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Sanford's plan to eliminate the state's income tax. The sentence should have read:

John C. Hagler III
When John Carroll Hagler III died last week at age 79, Augusta was saddened at the loss of a lifetime resident, a fine businessman and a pioneering preservationist.

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.

Parents must participate in schools
After reading the article regarding an elementary school principal committing suicide, partly due to poor test results of the school's pupils, I felt a need to respond. Nita Zachow, North Augusta, S.C.

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.

Retiring Rep. Jack Connell did a great job for Augusta
Fiorello H. LaGuardia once said that he could run on a "laundry ticket" and beat any of his opponents. Fortunately for the Democratic Party, Rep. Jack Connell, D-Augusta, ran as a Democrat for 34 years and, like the famed New York mayor (1934-45), beat all of his opponents. Lowell Greenbaum, 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.

Stick to security
The Homeland Security bill working its way through the South Carolina Senate allows the death penalty for terrorists as does the House bill, but on some other particulars the two sides are far apart.

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

MOX a never-ending energy source?
Joan O. King of Sautee, Ga., seems to have discovered a never-ending energy source according to her May 17 letter, "Still opposes SRS' MOX mission." Kirby Coggin, Windsor, S.C.

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

GOP candidate Barrett draws raves
State Rep. Gresham Barrett, R-Westminster, is by far the best candidate for Congress in South Carolina District 3. In a crowded primary with five other candidates, Mr. Barrett has both the experience and the traditional, conservative values needed to replace U.S. Rep. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. Rachel Meehan, Aiken, 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

Media's scrutiny of Walker has become harassment
In a lifetime spent helping mankind, it has been my honor to know and work with countless dedicated public servants. My friend, state Sen. Charles Walker, D-Augusta, is one such public servant. I am writing today to defend him against the seemingly endless accusations that the media delights in making against him. Mary Bogan, Augusta

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.

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

Unpardonable behavior
Former President Bill Clinton abused his powers in giving out pardons during his final days in office. No surprise there.

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

Holyfield to Lewis: Don't back up if you want to beat Tyson

Derby, Preakness winner returns to Churchill Downs

Overtime

Doctor: Hingis operation went well

Holyfield to Lewis: Don't back up if you want to beat Tyson
If Lennox Lewis wants to listen, Evander Holyfield has a few words of advice on how to beat Mike Tyson.

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
If Ryan Leaf doesn't catch on with another NFL team, he's always got arenafootball2 to fall back on.

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.

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.

Falcons' Smith still nursing stiff shoulder
FLOWERY BRANCH - As poorly as the 2001 season ended for the Atlanta Falcons, few players felt worse than defensive end Brady Smith.

Spare us any more 'Celebrity Boxing' bouts

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.

Rates for Internet music broadcasts rejected
WASHINGTON -- The Librarian of Congress has rejected proposed royalty rates that would have charged Internet broadcasters based on each Web user that listens in.

A fish tale
Greg Looney is no ordinary fisherman. But then his quarry -thought for 122 years to be extinct - is no ordinary fish.

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.

Technology Q & A
Q. My computer seems to be running slowly. What can I do to speed up my PC?

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.

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.

Southern Cal upsets Georgia for championship
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Freshman Prakash Amritraj defeated Bo Hodge 7-6 (3), 7-5 Tuesday night to give Southern Cal the national title with a 4-1 upset of top-seeded Georgia in the NCAA Men's Tennis championship.

Southern Cal upsets Georgia for championship

Gamecocks try to reverse tournament woes

Gamecocks try to reverse tournament woes
HOOVER, Ala. -- South Carolina coach Ray Tanner doesn't want his players' minds getting muddled with thoughts of the Gamecocks' past futility in the Southeastern Conference tournament.

411
Do you pass by homeless people on the street, wishing you could do something more than give them your spare change?

'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?

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,

Home-schooling ranks, reputation increase

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.

Soundtrack captures spirit of 'Moulin'

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

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

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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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.

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

My pad

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

Question of the week

Your style

Xtreme calendar

Delay sought after alert

Price cuts heighten video game wars

Biotech talks focus on funding

A fish tale

Technology Q & A

Satellite map images show Georgia sprawl