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.

Fans to select four All-Star reserves in Internet vote

Wolfpack wins series

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

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.

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.

Piazza: 'I'm not gay'

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

Rocker sent to minors

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

Stadium bill could help settle contraction lawsuit

Pairings for the SEC baseball tournament

Sometimes the biggest story isn't the news

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

Jones not so Chipper in left field

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Competition cuts prices

Bureau aims to guide guests

Gloomy assessments

Hail to the champ

Tax cut realities

John C. Hagler III

Unpardonable behavior

Correction

Stick to security

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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?

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

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 ...

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Black propels Pacers

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.

Woods wins as Monty self-destructs on third playoff hole

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

Arizona State takes big first-day lead

Golf notebook

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.

Firefighters gather for golf, fellowship

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.

Jailed golf ball retriever in Britain wins appeal

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.

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

Moodie hopes hot streak will continue

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hurricanes top Maple Leafs in overtime

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

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.

Avs top Red Wings, even series

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

Sundin to get bigger role against Hurricanes

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

Editorial tradition should continue

Parents must participate in schools

GOP candidate Barrett draws raves

Media's scrutiny of Walker has become harassment

MOX a never-ending energy source?

Bush's Yucca decision is wise

Augusta part of cancer coalition; politics not involved

Nuke industry buys votes for Yucca Mtn. with junket

Carter editorial is 'inappropriate'

Retiring Rep. Jack Connell did a great job for Augusta

No reparations; work for what you get

Agency blasted for its unfair practices in child cases

Summer simplicity

Readers focus on poverty in 'Sheetrock'

News networks find car chases hard to resist

Actor enjoys role on 'Guardian'

Going to the cellar for the good stuff

In the know

Small portions

Costello gets rowdy again on new CD

In the know

Age old question

'Spider-Man' game won't disappoint

Light materials keep clothes cool

Across the area

Around town

Family seeks to save site

Republicans talk issues in Aiken

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.

Subscriber of the day

Local nominated for marshal

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.

New CEO will oversee hospital

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Neglect of car policy discovered

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

Doctor gives crematory details

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

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.

Across Georgia

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.

Event honors writer

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Columbia County will salute vets

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.

Parents seek OK for seniors to march

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.

Man charged in land-sale fraud

Across South Carolina
Guard unit equipped to track missiles

Coal ash will cost university

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

Across Georgia

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.

Across South Carolina

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.

DEA helps local police fight meth

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

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

Across the area

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

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.

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?

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.

Correction

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

News you can use

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.

Slaying suspects indicted

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

Landowners talk rights in Aiken

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

Across South Carolina

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.

Around town

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 merger in sight for American open-wheel series

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

Kanaan a rookie in name only

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 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.

Thorn leads Nets behind the scenes

Brown looks back on tough road from high school to NBA

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.

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

Celtics beat Nets

Kings top Lakers

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

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.

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.

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.

Falcons' Smith still nursing stiff shoulder

Mrs. Marie Peterson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Ada Dukes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Whitener    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Barbara Ward    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Tuttle    (EVANS, Ga.)

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

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.)

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.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Chelfred Winter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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. 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

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. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Barbara Ward (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Peterson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. George Dowe (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Martin Leo Terry

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

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

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

Mrs. Zella Ramsey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gertrude Tuggle (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Johnnie Rich (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Eunice Craven (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Johnnie Rich (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Tuttle (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lula Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Ada Dukes (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Franklin Harper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Joseph Bates (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Maja Rowland (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Rheba Leaptrott (WADLEY, Ga.)

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

Mr. Michael Gibson (STAPLETON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Ernest Grant (MEEKS, Ga.)

Mr. Franklin Harper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Marion Kitching (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Rev. Henry Norris (MONTICELLO, Ga.)

Mrs. Thelma Coleman (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Willoughby (MACON, Ga.)

Rev. Henry Norris (WARRENTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Eddie Holmes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Peterson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Mathis (DECATUR, Ga.)

Mr. Michael Gibson (STAPLETON, Ga.)

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.

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.

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

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.

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:

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Derby, Preakness winner returns to Churchill Downs

Doctor: Hingis operation went well

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

Overtime

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Southern Cal upsets Georgia for championship

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.

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.

Gamecocks try to reverse tournament woes

'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?

My pad

Your style

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.

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.

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,

Question of the week

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

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.

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

Xtreme calendar

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.

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

Soundtrack captures spirit of 'Moulin'

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

Students find credits don't always move with them

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Home-schooling ranks, reputation increase

Satellite map images show Georgia sprawl

Technology Q & A

A fish tale

Price cuts heighten video game wars

Delay sought after alert

Biotech talks focus on funding