Area gears up for patriotic celebrations
In years past, Memorial Day meant a day off work or school and perhaps the opportunity for a picnic by the lake or an extended weekend away.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Former Augustan takes blues north
Fans of Augusta native Greg Boerner will be happy to know the guitarist-vocalist is doing quite well in Chicago and has released a new album.

At the movies: 'Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron'
OK, so the gimmick with the animated "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron" is that the horses don't talk.

Restaurant turns Southern dining into art

Club calendar
Ready for a night on the town? Here's a sampling of specials and entertainment at area nightclubs:

At the movies: 'Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron'

At the movies: 'Insomnia'
This weekend marks the traditional start to Hollywood's big summer season, yet we've already had two of summer's biggest blockbusters ("Spider-Man" and "Star Wars") and two rock-solid "counterprogramming" films for adults ("Unfaithful" and "About a Boy").

Great documentaries are ruthlessly honest

Capturing the 'Spirit'
DreamWorks SKG co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg owes his success to little mermaids, beauties, beasts, lions and a cynical ogre named Shrek.

Capturing the 'Spirit'

Applause calendar
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Weezer breaks pop mold

Weezer breaks pop mold
I've always had a problem with Weezer's reluctance to rock. I mean, the band has drums and electric guitars and everything. Sure, there is safety in the established pop-song formula Weezer has trafficked lo these many years, but sometimes safe is sorry.

At the movies: 'Enough'

Standing ovations

Club calendar

At the movies: 'Enough'
If you saw "Sleeping With the Enemy," you may have seen enough of "Enough."

Singer takes chance and runs with it

Singer takes chance and runs with it
Bryan Adams has always been a collaborator.

Video watch

Restaurant turns Southern dining into art
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Old Edgefield Grill is a sparkling jewel.

At the movies: 'Insomnia'

Video watch
JUST OUT: Vanilla Sky, Lantana, Snow Dogs, Sidewalks of New York, Out Cold and How High

Filmmaker tells story of forgotten musician

Concert calendar
MINNESOTA FATTZ BIRTHDAY COMEDY BASH: With Earthquake, John Witherspoon, Montanna Taylor and Mike Bonner; 8:30 tonight, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $25.50 advance, $28.50 at show; 724-2400.

Applause calendar

Great documentaries are ruthlessly honest
A good documentary is easy to make. Tell the truth and keep the camera still enough that viewers won't contract the Blair Witch blahs. That's about it.

Mini reviews

Filmmaker tells story of forgotten musician
It's an old story, told too many times. A musician, more focused on the beat than the business, struggles against unscrupulous record companies, unfair contracts and unfortunate circumstances. An artist, Jimmy Scott, once destined for limelight immortality, is forgotten and discarded.

Concert calendar

Standing ovations
Minnesota Fattz of radio station WPRW-FM (Power 107.7) will be laughing in the face of growing a year older tonight at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St. The Minnesota Fattz Birthday Comedy Bash features national comedian Earthquake, comedian/actor John Witherspoon (Friday, Boomerang), Montana Taylor and Mike Bonner. Tickets are $28.50. Call 724-2400.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Former Augustan takes blues north

Mini reviews
Movies are listed with theater location for today through Thursday. Reviews without star ratings are from critics other than Roger Ebert. Listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times.

Rocker plans to report to minors this time

Ventura signs $330 million Twins stadium bill

Ventura signs $330 million Twins stadium bill
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's fight to save the Twins got a big boost Wednesday when Gov. Jesse Ventura approved a financing framework for a $330 million ballpark.

Rocker plans to report to minors this time
DALLAS -- John Rocker is reporting to the minor leagues.

Greenbrier senior discovers hidden talent
The questions began after Nick Wandless pitched a few innings during last week's Georgia Class AAAA quarterfinal series with Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe.

Dodgers' Green hits four homers in game
MILWAUKEE -- Shawn Green punctuated his record-setting day with a boom, hitting a 450-foot shot in the ninth inning Thursday to become the 14th player to homer four times in a game.

Dodgers' Green hits four homers in game

Greenbrier senior discovers hidden talent

Wanted: Postcards from around the world

Odds and ends
SUNBURY, Pa. -- Bread, milk, eggs ... and a court summons?

Bald birds bred to beat the heat
JERUSALEM - Seedless watermelon was one thing, but a featherless chicken? An Israeli researcher is breeding bald birds that will stay cool in the sultry Middle East and other hot regions.

Braves notebook
MONTREAL - This spring, Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox said he hoped for 30 home runs and 90 RBI from his trio of first basemen - B.J. Surhoff, Wes Helms, and Julio Franco.

Confidence at plate doesn't always remain

Confidence at plate doesn't always remain
ATLANTA - Tricky thing, confidence.

Braves notebook

Braves suffer blow in victory
MONTREAL - A trip that swung through three time zones and two countries suddenly felt longer than 10 days when Gary Sheffield clutched his left hamstring and winced in pain Wednesday night.

State lacks new positions
ATLANTA - The difficulty that out-of-work Georgians are having in finding new jobs will slow the whole state's recovery from the recent recession, one of Georgia's top economists predicted Wednesday.

Winn-Dixie inspects re-dated meat

Business briefs

Common interest
Downtown property owner Julian Osbon sees Augusta Common as the catalyst for a bevy of downtown development projects bent on the beautification of the city's central business district.

Common interest

Comcast sells AT&T block

BellSouth to unveil new plans
BellSouth will unveil today its long-distance pricing plans and start aggressive advertising campaigns in Georgia and Louisiana.

Winn-Dixie inspects re-dated meat
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. is telling its employees not to change expiration dates on its meat, but the Jacksonville-based company said it doesn't know how long the practice has been going on - or the number of stores involved.

Common interest

Schools try to make deal for building
Negotiations are continuing between the owner of the H.L. Green building on Broad Street and the Richmond County Board of Education, which is trying to consolidate its administrative offices downtown.

Business briefs
LEVERKUSEN, Germany - German drug maker Bayer said Wednesday it would drop 1,300 jobs at its pharmaceuticals division, which is still suffering the aftereffects from withdrawal of a key drug last year.

Comcast sells AT&T block
PHILADELPHIA - Cable giant Comcast Corp. sold a 42 million-share block of AT&T Corp. - about half its position in the telecommunications company - to Salomon Smith Barney, Comcast spokesman Tim Fitzpatrick said Wednesday.

Tigers fall to Florida State
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Matt Lynch won his eight consecutive start, and Ryan Barthelemy drove in four runs as Florida State beat Clemson 9-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Thursday.

Report ties Bryant to Clemson search
Augusta State athletic director Clint Bryant appears to be a candidate for the same position at Clemson, according to a report in Wednesday's editions of The (Columbia) State.

Report ties Bryant to Clemson search

Tigers fall to Florida State

End special jury

Appoint Guard chief

The truth is refreshing

Perdue smells a rat

Air apparently not bad

NBC, 'Friends' are season's ratings champs
NEW YORK - NBC and its hit sitcom Friends claimed championship trophies for the 2001-02 television season. Both went out with a flourish, with NBC winning the May ratings "sweeps" and Friends drawing 35 million viewers for its season-ending episode last Thursday depicting the birth of Rachel's baby.

From opera to outdoor art, tradition lives
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The curtain is set to rise on another edition of Spoleto Festival U.S.A., the annual arts event that, entering its 26th season, has become part of the fabric of this city of pastel houses and secluded gardens.

In the know
Calling all Dads Father's Day is just around the corner, and we're getting ready.

Health and fitness calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, fitness and health activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Dooley doesn't dog it with flowers
When it comes to hydrangeas, Vince Dooley is the Top Dawg.

Dooley doesn't dog it with flowers

Boring beetles attack plants

Boring beetles attack plants
Sometimes it seems like all I ever do is bring you bad news, but I think gardeners should be warned about problems in the landscape.

Jackets fall to Clemson
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Steve Reba threw eight shutout innings and Khalil Greene hit a two-run homer as Clemson beat Georgia Tech 10-0 in ACC tournament play Wednesday.

Georgia Tech tops Duke
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Kyle Schmidt allowed six hits over eight shutout innings, and Matt Murton had a three-run homer as Georgia Tech eliminated Duke from the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament with a 6-1 victory Thursday.

Georgia Tech tops Duke

Reliever gets the job done for Jackets
Dan Generelli jogged in from the mound at Lake Olmstead Stadium and headed straight for the corner of the dugout where Augusta GreenJackets pitching coach Dave Tomlin was stationed.

Walk dooms Jackets
Antwon Rollins felt like he was in a win-win situation for the Savannah Sand Gnats in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday night.

Let's not tell graduates about tomorrow just yet

Beth Bader uses ace to gain a share of Corning Classic lead

Sweet swing 'timeless'

Montgomerie opens Volvo PGA with 64
VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Colin Montgomerie, playing despite an injured back, shot an 8-under-par 64 Thursday to take a three-stroke lead after one round of the Volvo PGA Championship.

'Jack of Old' holds his own at Memorial

12-year-old passes first qualifying test

Nicklaus feels up to teeing it up in Memorial
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Jack is back - for the 27th year in a row.

Montgomerie opens Volvo PGA with 64

12-year-old passes first qualifying test
DULUTH, Ga. -- Twelve-year-old Michelle Wie, trying to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open, shot 6-over 78 Wednesday to advance to one of seven sectional qualifying tournaments.

Sweet swing 'timeless'
Sam Snead's flowing golf swing was so graceful that everyone thought he was born to play the game.

Tiger goes for four in a row at Memorial
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Jack Nicklaus created the Memorial Tournament.

Koch returns to defend Corning Classic title

Montgomerie abandons pro-am but says will try to play tournament
VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Colin Montgomerie dropped out of the pro-am at the Volvo PGA Championship on Wednesday because of a back injury.

Montgomerie abandons pro-am but says will try to play tournament

Golf legend won three Masters titles
Sam Snead, one of the last links to golf's golden age and the PGA Tour's all-time victory leader, died Thursday at age 89.

Current pros remember Snead's smile, stories, athleticism
DUBLIN Ohio -- Sam Snead developed his sweet swing at an early age and carried it with him for a lifetime. Even though he was four days away from his 90th birthday and his health was poor, PGA Tour players were shocked to hear of his death.

Jack beats Tiger; both trail Tway at Memorial
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Tiger Woods' dominance at the Memorial suffered a setback Thursday. Not only was he nine strokes behind Bob Tway, he couldn't even beat Jack.

Jack beats Tiger; both trail Tway at Memorial

Venturi wrapping up 35 years as golf analyst
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Ken Venturi has uttered millions of words during his 35 years as a golf analyst for CBS. But as his final telecast nears, he best remembers a moment when he was left speechless.

Koch returns to defend Corning Classic title
CORNING, N.Y. -- There's nothing like a tournament victory to boost a golfer's confidence. Carin Koch knows all about that.

'Jack of Old' holds his own at Memorial
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Jack Nicklaus wasn't just taking up space Thursday at the Memorial Tournament. He didn't make a fool of himself, either.

Simmons still winning after 41 years
CARNESVILLE, Ga. -- Relaxing on the back of a golf cart a few feet from his race car, Buck Simmons hardly had a moment to himself.

Golf legend won three Masters titles

Nicklaus feels up to teeing it up in Memorial

Venturi wrapping up 35 years as golf analyst

Tiger goes for four in a row at Memorial

Beth Bader uses ace to gain a share of Corning Classic lead
CORNING, N.Y. -- Beth Bader finally stopped doubting herself. All it took was a few birdies and an ace in the hole.

Reliever gets the job done for Jackets

Walk dooms Jackets

Red Wings finally get production from top lines

Red Wings finally get production from top lines
DENVER -- The Detroit Red Wings finally got some production from their top players. That could be trouble for the Colorado Avalanche for the rest of the NHL's Western Conference finals.

Red Wings 2, Avalanche 1, OT
DENVER -- Fredrik Olausson scored his first playoff goal in 10 years at 12:44 of overtime as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 Wednesday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Hurricanes confidence grows with every clutch victory

Quinn remains hospitalized, will miss Game 4
TORONTO -- Pat Quinn remained hospitalized on Thursday with an irregular heartbeat, leaving Rick Ley to coach the Toronto Maple Leafs for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against Carolina.

Hurricanes blank Maple Leafs

Hurricanes blank Maple Leafs
TORONTO -- Arturs Irbe made sure that Pat Quinn's surprising return didn't inspire the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Quinn still in hospital

Quinn still in hospital
TORONTO -- Pat Quinn remained hospitalized Wednesday with an irregular heartbeat as the Toronto Maple Leafs prepared to go at least one more game of the Eastern Conference finals without their coach behind the bench.

Quinn remains hospitalized, will miss Game 4

Hurricanes confidence grows with every clutch victory
TORONTO -- The Stanley Cup arrived in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday as part of an NHL promotional tour. The Carolina Hurricanes, with a sudden penchant for producing in the clutch, are doing their best to make sure it stays.

Wanted: Postcards from around the world
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.

Golfing great Sam Snead dies
Sam Snead, the golfing great known as "Slammin' Sam" who used the sweetest swing in the game to win seven major championships and a record 81 PGA Tour events, died Thursday at age 89.

Relay for Life faith is too narrow

Need lake water to generate power

Better newspaper coverage of postal food drive sought

Little should be expected from 'C' student President Bush

Praises swimsuit edition

Let's have 'milk-truck' races for charity

Nation focuses on wrong issues

Urges Citadel grad for Congress

Successes of students and teachers noted by trustee

Health and fitness calendar

NBC, 'Friends' are season's ratings champs

From opera to outdoor art, tradition lives

ECHL suspends Burton
The East Coast Hockey League suspended Augusta Lynx coach Jim Burton for the first five games of the 2002-03 season for a confrontation with referee Brian Thul following the team's season-ending 2-1 shootout loss to Florida on March 31.

ECHL suspends Burton

Officials investigate high school vandalism
Richmond County school officials are investigating vandalism discovered at John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet High School one day before the start of summer vacation.

Teen is charged in beating case

Across the area
A Martinez man was killed in an early-morning truck accident Thursday, and the driver is facing several criminal charges.

Forecast for travel is bright

Correction
Because of incomplete information provided to The Augusta Chronicle, the following names were left off the lists of graduates published Sunday, May 19, in the Special Graduation Section.

Golfing great Sam Snead dies

Insurance agent seeks House seat
Even the incumbent isn't running for the state House of Representatives District 97 seat, but William Quincy Murphy, who became race's first and only announced candidate Thursday morning, invites the competition to bring it on.

Across South Carolina

Across the area

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Jeff Brooks of Belvedere.

Center takes doctors to court

Police make arrests at escort services
When Richmond County authorities arrested the owner of Lisa's Escort Service in a sting Wednesday night, they discovered Lisa was really Michael.

Subscriber of the day

Graduation test scores increase

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Mary Winters.

Around town

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - Three employees of a check-advance business have been arrested after using fake sheriff's office letterhead and a fictitious deputy's name to get customers to pay delinquent accounts, authorities said.

Across Georgia

Bronco busing

Across the area

Officials investigate high school vandalism

Drowning details emerge

Teachers, pupils adjust with ease

School board rejects plan for transfer

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -A 2-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed early Wednesday as his father struggled with a sheriff's deputy over the officer's handgun, authorities said.

Schrenko supports Barnes over rat video
ATLANTA - State school Superintendent Linda Schrenko found herself in an unusual position Wednesday: defending Gov. Roy Barnes.

Across the area
A jury in Glascock County convicted a man of murder Wednesday in the shooting of a north Georgia man at a hunting camp in September.

North Augusta presents final plan for first phase
NORTH AUGUSTA - The much-awaited final plan for North Augusta's first phase of riverfront development drew "oohs" and "ahs" at its unveiling Wednesday.

Hopeful backs immigration ban
AIKEN - State Rep. Gresham Barrett, R-Westminster, said Thursday that if he is elected to succeed U.S. Rep. Lindsey Graham he would introduce legislation to prohibit immigration from terrorist nations such as Iraq and Iran.

Judge sends charges to grand jury
Gary Collins thought he would collect a $500 debt April 11. Instead, he was shot twice and robbed, an investigator testified Wednesday.

Medical center authority picks logo, lacks address
The Georgia Medical Center Authority has a logo and a slogan to put on its business cards. The problem is still the address.

Dealer alleges corruption
More allegations of police corruption became public Wednesday, this time from a convicted drug dealer whose probation sentence last fall stirred controversy.

News you can use
Richmond County Sheriff George C. Mutimer said Thursday he has asked Gov. Carl Sanders for two men from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to work with him on the "numbers" gambling racket. Sheriff Mutimer also said he will ask the Board of Commissioners for two more men, and if the request is approved the men will be assigned to investigate the local numbers racket - which was exposed in a recent series in The Chronicle.

Residents discuss area's destination
Building a better community was the focus of the Destination 2020 town hall meeting Wednesday at Tabernacle Baptist Church.

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

Schrenko supports Barnes over rat video

Center takes doctors to court
A battle raging in Augusta over kidney dialysis patients will proceed without benefit of a judge's order to restrain one side.

North Augusta presents final plan for first phase

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The body of an unidentified man was discovered Wednesday in the trunk of a 1996 Ford Taurus parked near Grady Memorial Hospital.

Residents discuss area's destination

Zooming in on the action

News you can use

Fatal explosion at plant preventable, agency says
Yet another federal agency has concluded that the fatal explosion at the former BP Amoco Polymers plant in south Augusta could have been avoided had the company been more vigilant about safety.

Forecast for travel is bright

Across South Carolina

Holiday calendar
Memorial Day activities taking place in the area:

News you can use

Graduation test scores increase
ATLANTA - Scores on the Georgia High School Graduation Test inched up this year, but minority and immigrant students continued to trail their white classmates.

Subscriber of the day

Airport dedicates new terminal
AIKEN - Economic development officials say it's not just a new airport terminal building - it's a good first impression for business visitors.

Hopeful backs immigration ban

Theatre nears fund-raising campaign goal
The Augusta Mini Theatre is only about $600,000 away from its fund-raising goal for building a new facility.

News you can use
May 23, 1962 Marvin Griffin, warming up for the official July opening of his campaign for Georgia governor, is calling gubernatorial rival Carl Sanders of Augusta a tool of major financial interests and the Atlanta political machine.

School board rejects plan for transfer
What's next: Aiken County school officials will meet with architects today to begin preliminary design work on a new elementary school. The groundbreaking is slated for May 2003.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -The Commerce Department won't be able to use money in a special account to buy gifts for the governor's children, maid services for the commerce secretary or furnishings for the office under new guidelines adopted Wednesday.

Zooming in on the action
Ty Reed focuses on the skateboard as Mitch Robinson catches air at H. Odell Weeks Activity Center. Ty and his friends have been taping skateboarding for more than 1 1/2 years and hope one day to create a movie about it.

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

Appeals court ruling ends hope of parole
A former Augusta man heard a judge tell him Thursday that he will spend the rest of his life in prison without hope of parole.

Open house provides hands-on experiences
Three-year-old Matthew Rogers was in construction-vehicle heaven Wednesday morning.

Teachers, pupils adjust with ease
An arsonist may have set fire to the cafeteria and auditorium at Gracewood Elementary School early Thursday, but that wasn't enough to kill the spirits of pupils and teachers who are wrapping up the last week of school.

Drowning details emerge
Details emerged Wednesday about how a Fort Gordon airman and a civilian contractor met a mentally disabled man at 3 in the morning.

Teen is charged in beating case
Columbia County authorities said Thursday they are investigating an incident involving a Grovetown man who is facing numerous charges, including striking a 77-year-old man in the head with a lug wrench and kicking out the window of a patrol car.

Bronco busing
With careful precision, Johnnie Mae Zinnerman navigated a Bluebird bus through the Butler High School stadium parking lot Thursday.

Forecast for travel is bright
More than eight months after the Sept. 11 attacks sent the travel industry into free fall, experts say travel throughout the country is recovering just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Indeed, golf has lost one of its greatest
It hit me like that ceremonial drive in April that plunked a Masters Tournament patron right between the eyes.

Let's not tell graduates about tomorrow just yet
This is the time of year when we adults specialize in giving bad advice to young people who are graduating from high school. We burden them with long speeches that they don't need to hear.

Spotlight on Mark Martin

NASCAR notebook
CONCORD, N.C. - Brian Vickers didn't go to his senior prom, and he didn't partake in a yearbook-signing party. About the only ritual for high school seniors that he plans to join is graduation - if there's no traffic.

Labonte will concede Iron Man title to Rudd
CONCORD, N.C. - When Ricky Rudd began his streak of consecutive starts on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, he didn't know whether he'd be racing the next week, much less in the next 655 consecutive races.

Racing facts
Here are facts about this weekend's Coca-Cola 600 race.

Racing facts

Spotlight on Mark Martin
Here is a profile of NASCAR driver Mark Martin.

Hornish, rivals simply getting ready for Indy
INDIANAPOLIS -- Sam Hornish Jr. is determined not to make any mistakes in his third Indianapolis 500.

Spotlight on Mark Martin
Here is a profile of NASCAR driver Mark Martin.

Johnson takes pole for Coca-Cola 600

Johnson takes pole for Coca-Cola 600
CONCORD, N.C. -- The assault on NASCAR from the twentysomething drivers hasn't abated, with rookie Jimmie Johnson setting an event record Thursday in winning the pole for the Coca-Cola 600.

NASCAR notebook

Labonte will concede Iron Man title to Rudd

Hornish, rivals simply getting ready for Indy

Nets and Celtics have three-day break before Game 3

Nets and Celtics have three-day break before Game 3
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New Jersey Nets and Boston Celtics have three days to ponder the ugly-beautiful nature of their series thus far.

Bryant not 100 percent but he is on the court
LOS ANGELES -- An ailing Kobe Bryant took part in practice Thursday, going through all the team drills the day before the Los Angeles Lakers play host to the Sacramento Kings in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.

No one in Celtics camp worried about Pierce's shooting slump

No one in Celtics camp worried about Pierce's shooting slump
WALTHAM, Mass. -- The New Jersey Nets found a way to defend Paul Pierce in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals: Let him shoot.

Swoopes recovering from knee injury

LA Sparks looking over shoulder at Houston, Swoopes

Panthers' Anderson suspended for season

Mr. Joseph Bates    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Entered into rest on Monday, May 20, 2002, at the residence, Mr. Joseph Bates, beloved husband of Mrs. Elizabeth Bates.

Mrs. June Rollins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. June Canady Rollins, 66, of Augusta, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at the Medical College

Mrs. Joeanna ONeal    (WINDSOR, S.C.)
WINDSOR, S.C. - Mrs. Joeanna F. ONeal, 65, of Clippership Loop, entered into rest on May 21, 2002, at University Hospital in Augusta. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, May 25, 2002, at the Eben

Mrs. Helen Montcrief    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Helen Butler Montcrief, entered into rest Wednesday, May 22, 2002, the widow of the late Mr. Marvin Montcrief. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 24, 2002, at 11 a.m., at Silvercrest Bapti

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

Joseph Oller M.D.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Joseph Louis Oller M.D., 79, husband of Carmen Garcia Oller, of Dunbarton Drive, entered into rest Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at University H

Mr. Marion Kitching    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Long    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mr. Kenneth "Kenny" Hugh Long, age 40, died May 21, 2002. Funeral services are 3p.m. Friday, May 24, 2002, at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Rommie Martin, Dr. K

Mr. Ralph Davis Sr.    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
ATLANTA, Ga. - Ralph Davis Sr., 90, was a life long resident of McDuffie County. Funeral

Mr. George Doggette    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Devereux Sr.    (SPARTA, Ga.)
SPARTA, Ga. - Willie James Devereux Sr., age 73, of Warren Chapel Community, Sparta, died

Mrs. Lula Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Augusta Hills Nursing R

Mrs. Addie Dent    (TENNILLE, Ga.)
TENNILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Addie Lee D

Mr. Cecil Hamilton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest May 12, 2002, at the

Mr. Robert Dennis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Elmer Modla    (WALLINGTON, N.J.)
WALLINGTON, N.J. - Entered into rest May 18, 2002, in Wallington, Mr. Elmer J. Modla, age 72, husband of Mrs. Dorothy Owens Modla. Mr. Modla had retired from the Saddle Brook Board of Education

Mrs. Carla Cheatham    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Georgia Rhodes    (CHICAGO, Ill.)
CHICAGO, Ill. - Entered into rest Monday, May 20, 2002, in Chicago, Mrs. Georgia E. Rhodes of Chicago. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors

Mr. Robert Burch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Wallace Beason    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mrs. Wa

Mrs. Jessie Brown    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Funeral service for Mrs.

Mr. Richard Swires    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eddie Berrian    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs. Eddie "Red" Berrian who died May 18, 2002, will be 1 p.m., Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church with Rev.

Mrs. Jane Wray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Jane Louise Wray, age 82, beloved wife of the late Mr. Charlie M. Wray, entered into rest on Thursday, May 23, 2002, at University Hospital. A gravesid

Mr. Skip Beauchaine    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Saturday, May 19, 2002, at University Hospital, Mr. Skip Beauchaine, 57, husband of Mrs. Tina Beauchaine of Grovetown. A memorial service will be held

Mr. Roger Dotson    (WAYNSBORO, Ga.)
WAYNSBORO, Ga. - Mr. Roger E. Dotson, 56, of Academy Avenue, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta. Funeral services will be held at 3p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2002, at Rosemont Heights Baptist Church, Waynesboro, with the Rev. W

Featured obituary: Mr. Virgil Kimmey
Bob Brooks remembers Virgil Kimmey as a Martial Arts Hall of Fame inductee, a teacher in his community and a dedicated friend and husband.

Mrs. Catherine Tucker    (MITCHELL, Ga.)
MITCHELL, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine M. Tucker will be held Friday, May 24, 2002 at 2p.m. at the Second Mineral Springs Baptist Church, Washington County, with Rev. Robert Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Survivors include husband of 57 years, Willie Edward Tucker; one son, James E. Tucker, Mitchell; five daughters, Catherine A. Neal, Sandersville, Sara Neal, Mitchell, Luvenia Lane, Mitchell, Elizabeth Tucker, Hephzibah, Lisa Tucker Sandford, Augusta; one stepdaughter, Bessie Lee Jones, Wrens; one sister, Daisey Tucker, Sparta; one brother, Lee Baker, Queens, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the residence or at Dawsons Mortuary, Hopgood Street, Warrenton. (706) 465-2634.

Mr. Marion Kitching    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, May 18, 2

Featured obituary: Mr. Sam Snead
Sam Snead, one of the last links to golf's golden age and the PGA Tour's all-time victory leader, died Thursday at age 89.

Mr. Virgil Kimmey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Virgil DArcy Kimmey, entered into rest Wednesday, May 2

Mr. Robert Goodwin II    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Johnson    (WRENS, Ga.)
WRENS, Ga. - Funeral services fo

Joseph Oller, M.D.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Joseph Louis Oller, M.D., 79, husband of Carmen Garcia Oller, of Dunbarton Driv

Mrs. Hilda Johns    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Hilda Mitcham Johns will be held Friday, May 24 , 2

Mrs. Helen Montcrief    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Helen Butler Montcrief, entered into rest Wednesday, May 22, 2002, the widow of the late Mr. Marvin Montcrief. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 24, 2002, at 11 a.m., at Silvercrest Baptist Chu

Ms. Lottie Jennings    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
UNION POINT,

Mrs. Zella Ramsey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga.- Entered into rest Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at the residence, Mrs. Zella "BeBe" Ramsey of Monroe Street. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 24, 2002, at 1p.m. at Jerusalem Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Burgess officiating.

Mrs. Fannie Jenkins    (SARDIS, Ga.)
SARDIS, Ga. - Mrs. Fannie Elizabeth Brinson Jenkins, 87, of Jenkins Cemetery Road, entered into rest Tuesday, May 2

Mrs. Carolyn Ritchie    (GREENSBORO, N.C.)
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Carolyn Roe Ritchie, 47, of Chesterton Drive, died Tuesday, May 21, 2002. Funeral will be 11 a.m., Friday, May 24 at the Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm Street Chapel. Interment wi

Mrs. Myrtice Hunt    (DEARING, Ga.)
DEARING, Ga. - Mrs. Myrtice Hill Hunt, 79, Dearing, entered into rest Tuesday, May 21, 2

Mr. Keith Bedenbaugh Sr.    (SALUDA, S.C.)
SALUDA, S.C. - William Keith Bedenbaugh Sr., 68, of Yarborough Road, died Wedne

Mrs. Broncile Hood    (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Entered into re

Mrs. Marie Peterson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eula Gurley    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Eula Lee Gurley, age 79, of Terry

Mrs. Arlene Salter    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)
DAVISBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Arlene Salter, of Davisboro, died Saturday night, May 18, 2002. Funeral services will b

Mrs. Lucille Hegler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, May 21, 2002, Mrs. Lucille Bowers Hegler, 80, wife of Mr. Thomas Dabney Hegler Sr. and daughter of the late Ernest and Wilma Bowers. Funeral serv

Mrs. Mary Harris    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Simmons Harris of Dean

Mr. Horace Pickens    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Horace Pickens passed Sunday, May 19, 2002, at the Medical College of Augusta. Funeral services will be held 2p.m. Friday, May 24, 2002, at the Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. J.T. Tate officia

Miss Dorothy Wong    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Alfred Southerland    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. Al Southerland, 73, of Shaws Crest Drive, died T

Mr. Eugene Armstrong    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Eugene Armstrong, of Sandersville, died Saturday afternoon, May 18, 2002. Funeral services will be held on Saturday mo

Mrs. Brenda Dunn    (JONESBORO, Ga.)
JONESBORO, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at the residence of her aunt Mrs. Brenda Pugh Dunn of North Avenue Apartment 3-E Jonesboro. Mrs. Dunn was a na

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

Mr. George Dowe    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Mr. George Henry Dowe, 69, of Hephzibah- McBean Road died Monday, May 20, 2002, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, D

Mrs. Maggie Giddens    (HELENA, Ga.)
HELENA, Ga. - Mrs. Maggie Dianne Giddens, age 27, of McRae, passe

Mrs. Vallree Hodges    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Vallree Bazemore Hodges, 78, of Washington, formerly of Sylvania, died Wednesday afternoon in the University Hospital in Augusta. She was b

Mrs. Mary Ward    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Mrs. Mary Alice Ward, 90, widow of Rudolph E. Ward Sr., died Sunday in the Oak View Nursing Home, Summerville. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 24, 2002, in the Barnwell County Memory Gardens with the Rev. Posey

Mrs. Broncile Hood    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Miss Mary Atwell    (GOUGH, Ga.)
GOUGH, Ga. - Entered into rest on Friday, May 17, 2002, at Burke Medical Center, Miss Mary Lou (Monk) Atwe

Mrs. Lucille Hegler    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered

Mr. James Ellis    (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Graveside services for Mr. James Thurman Ellis, 93, of Brandon Wilde, Evans, who died May 22, 2002, will be conducted this Friday morning at 11:30a.m. in

Mr. Wayne Huffine    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, May 23, 2002, at his residence. Mr. Wayne Alan Huffine, 54, husband of Mrs. Linda Jean Million Huffine, of Kissingbower Road, Augusta. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 25

Featured obituary: Mr. Robert Roy Goodwin Sr.
Robert Roy Goodwin Sr. knew he was dying and wanted to make sure he left one last message to friends and family.

Mr. Wayne Humpherys    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Wayne Nelson Humpherys, 55, who died May 21, 2002 will be private and under the direction of G

Mr. James Ellis    (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Graveside services for Mr. James Thurman Ellis, 93, of Brandon Wilde, Evans, who died May 22, 2002, will be conducted Friday morning at 11:30a.m. in the Pineview Memorial Gardens. Dr. Thomas David

Mrs. Myrtice Hunt    (DEARING, Ga.)
DEARING, Ga. - Mrs. Myrtice Hill Hunt, 79, died

Mrs. Peggy Oliver    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
WILLISTON, S.C. - Services for Peggy Ol

Mrs. Fannie Jenkins    (SARDIS, Ga.)
SARDIS, Ga. - Mrs. Fannie Elizabeth Brinson Jenkins, 87, of Jenkins Cemet

Mr. Wilbert Hall    (ATLANTA, Ga.)
ATLANTA, G

Mrs. Zella Ramsey    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil Hamilton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest May 12, 2002, at the

Mrs. Elizabeth Sturdivant    (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Entered into res

Mr. Lonnie Free    (BATH, S.C.)
BATH, S.C. - Entered into rest on Tuesday, May 21, 2002, Mr. Lonnie Free, of Bath. Survivors are a daughter, Gail Holley; and two sons, ONeal Free and Eugene Fr

Mr. Theron Dukes    (WADLEY, Ga.)
WADLEY, Ga. - Mr. Theron E. "Jack" Dukes, age 70, of Pollett Road, Wadley

Mrs. Mary Harris    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Dennis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Gertrude Higgins    (SPARTA, Ga.)
SPARTA, Ga. - Mrs. Gertrude Shivers "Trude" Higgins, 89, of Sparta, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at her residence after an extended illness. Graveside services will be 2 p

Mrs. Ada Dukes    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest on Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at University Hospital, Mrs. Ada Davis Dukes.

Mr. Robert Dennis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie Jenkins (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil Hamilton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Swires (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Lottie Jennings (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mr. Skip Beauchaine (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Mary Atwell (GOUGH, Ga.)

Mrs. Arlene Salter (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mr. George Dowe (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtice Hunt (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Ernestine Johnson (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Addie Dent (TENNILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Dennis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Cecil Hamilton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Elmer Modla (WALLINGTON, N.J.)

Mrs. Eula Gurley (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Virgil Kimmey (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Burch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Kenneth Long (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Joe Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Sturdivant (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Joeanna ONeal (WINDSOR, S.C.)

Mr. Marion Kitching (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. June Rollins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Brenda Dunn (JONESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Georgia Rhodes (CHICAGO, Ill.)

Mrs. Lucille Hegler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carla Cheatham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Peterson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Eugene Armstrong (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Zella Ramsey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carolyn Ritchie (GREENSBORO, N.C.)

Mrs. Ada Dukes (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James Ellis (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Broncile Hood (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Kitching (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Wilbert Hall (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtice Hunt (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie Jenkins (SARDIS, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Robert Roy Goodwin Sr.

Mr. Wayne Humpherys (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Goodwin II (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Huffine (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Davis Sr. (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Devereux Sr. (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Ellis (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Broncile Hood (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Zella Ramsey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Bates (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lula Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Wallace Beason (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Helen Montcrief (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Maggie Giddens (HELENA, Ga.)

Mrs. Peggy Oliver (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Lucille Hegler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Keith Bedenbaugh Sr. (SALUDA, S.C.)

Joseph Oller, M.D. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Sam Snead

Mrs. Mary Harris (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Eddie Berrian (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Much progress on cancer initiative cited
OVER THE PAST year and a half, the Augusta medical community has made considerable progress toward becoming a center of excellence for cancer care and research.

A plan for Jews, Palestinians to live peacefully together
"WHAT IS HATEFUL to you, do not do unto your neighbor. That is the whole Torah, the rest is commentary," opined the Babylonian-born Jewish scholar Hillel.

Relay for Life faith is too narrow
Kudos to the organizers of the Relay for Life last week. The survivors' lap and the care-givers' lap are quite meaningful to my wife and me. Friends tell me that seeing and talking with those who have beat breast cancer is quite inspirational to those who are still battling this awful disease. Andy C. Reese, Augusta

Praises swimsuit edition
Being directly connected to the fashion industry for the past 12 years, I have to give high marks to The Chronicle on your May 19 swimsuit edition; tastefully done with excellent real-time models - not what I term "bottle babies" (those who need a ton of make-up and hair spray). Jimmy Carter, Augusta

Urges Citadel grad for Congress
The next congressman from South Carolina's District 3 will face many questions involving the use of American soldiers overseas. Besides the current conflict in Afghanistan, our military personnel are scattered in dozens of countries around the world. Gary Smith, Aiken, S.C.

Perdue smells a rat
"It's like a 1970s Godzilla movie. It's funny. We don't think people are going to over-think it too much."

Need lake water to generate power
Maybe I'm missing something, but it seems to me that you can only produce power through the dam to the extent that there is water in the lake. The Corps of Engineers keep acting like they are doing us some kind of favor to not let the lake keep dropping the way it would if they were producing full power. Jerry Clontz, Aiken, S.C.

Air apparently not bad
Augusta's air quality is not one of our city's bragging points. Even so, we can't share the hand-wringing of ecologists who just can't find enough air pollution in Augusta, Columbus and Macon to justify designating the region a nonattainment zone, requiring Atlanta-type auto emission inspections, industrial restrictions and reduced eligibility for federal transportation funds.

Little should be expected from 'C' student President Bush
The White House is under scrutiny over the Sept. 11 attacks as to who knew what and when. Someone in the Bush administration had to weigh the credibility of the report and the value of the potential loss of life and property versus revealing to the terrorists that our government monitors their e-mails. Michael Ledo, Windsor, S.C.

Let's have 'milk-truck' races for charity
I agree with Alan W. Trisler in his letter of May 12, "Proposes a river 'swim-in' event." We really ought to have a swim-in on June 1. We, as Americans, owe it to ourselves to protect our natural God-given freedoms. While we're at it, bring back the annual greater Augusta raft race. And, we could also have "milk-truck races" for bicyclists - the first, annual milk-truck race. Brian Russell Brown, Augusta

The truth is refreshing
"We came to really realize that this was - as is said in the South - pure sorriness. I don't think there's insanity involved. The financial motive was really very lousy because we're talking about $50,000 or so over the course of six years."

End special jury
Time's up.

Appoint Guard chief
The South Carolina Ethics Commission has made a ruling that could lead to a long-overdue change in how the state decides who heads up its National Guard. Currently it's done by election, instead of by appointment as it is in every other state in the nation.

A plan for Jews, Palestinians to live peacefully together
"WHAT IS HATEFUL to you, do not do unto your neighbor. That is the whole Torah, the rest is commentary," opined the Babylonian-born Jewish scholar Hillel.

Successes of students and teachers noted by trustee
During these times, one often hears and reads about teacher accountability, testing demands and various shortcomings and problems of today's public schools and their students. However, there are many wonderful learning experiences going on, provided by dedicated and caring personnel. An example is Tobacco Road Elementary School, where I happened to venture recently for a visit and unexpectedly came upon a grade's honors program. It was so impressive that I returned the next day for another grade's ceremony. The experience was the same. Helen Minchew, Augusta

Nation focuses on wrong issues
I am saddened by the state of this country. I feel we have become so wrapped up in "issues" that we are losing sight of what is truly important. The amount of time and money that the NAACP has spent fighting over a flag is extremely ridiculous. Whether or not the Confederate flag flies at the South Carolina capitol building has no bearing on the government officials, who are inside regulating the laws. M. McKie, Augusta

Much progress on cancer initiative cited
OVER THE PAST year and a half, the Augusta medical community has made considerable progress toward becoming a center of excellence for cancer care and research.

Better newspaper coverage of postal food drive sought
On May 11, U.S. Post Office employees staged their annual food drive in support of the local Golden Harvest Food Bank. I was surprised and disgusted that The Chronicle did not make an announcement in the paper before the food drive. The only item I saw in the paper was on the day of the food drive, when one comic strip mentioned it. Joan A. Jackson, Hephzibah, Ga.

Ali testifies at hearing as McCain proposes new boxing bill

County all-stars face off

Cotton will be referee for Lewis-Tyson

Success in tournament could be critical for U.S. soccer

Augusta knows Macon is just around the corner

U.S. Team departs for Korea, expecting improvement from '98

Overtime

All-star games showcase area baseball, soccer talent

Overtime

N.L. takes Showcase

Cotton will be referee for Lewis-Tyson
Eddie Cotton spent eight years separating inmates from each other in the ring in New Jersey prisons. With that experience, he's doesn't think he'll have much trouble keeping Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis in line.

Ali testifies at hearing as McCain proposes new boxing bill
WASHINGTON -- Muhammad Ali upstaged a senator's speech with a right hook. Light heavyweight champ Roy Jones Jr. came out swinging against bad judging, cable television and Don King.

Success in tournament could be critical for U.S. soccer
NEW YORK -- Bruce Arena knows a successful World Cup performance by the Americans can boost soccer in this country.

U.S. Team departs for Korea, expecting improvement from '98
NEW YORK -- With little fanfare, the U.S soccer team left for the World Cup on Thursday, hoping to avoid a repeat of its abysmal performance in 1998.

All-star games showcase area baseball, soccer talent
Washington County coach Dwayne Sapp never has appreciated that the Georgia Dugout Club holds its high school all-star games in Atlanta, Macon - anywhere but Augusta.

County all-stars face off
This, Aquinas' Ellen Ribock said, wasn't supposed to be an ultra-competitive affair.

Overtime
USC Aiken and Aaron Black fell back in the NCAA Division II championship, but the Pacers are still in the thick of the tournament.

Overtime
Three USC Aiken players and one from Augusta State have been named to the NCAA Division II South Atlantic All-Region team.

Vargas fires co-trainer less than four months before De La Hoya fight
LOS ANGELES -- Fernando Vargas fired his co-trainer less than four months before his big fight with Oscar De La Hoya.

N.L. takes Showcase
After the finest senior high school baseball players in the Augusta area gathered at Lake Olmstead Stadium Thursday to display their talents in the inaugural CSRA Georgia All-Star Showcase, it was evident that the biggest challenge the event coordinators may face in the future is finding a way to divide the teams evenly.

Fishing report

Fishing report
Duane Ratcliff of Augusta wanted to do something extra-special for his wife, Claudia, in celebration of their 24th wedding anniversary, according to Bob Baurle at the Lock and Dam Bait and Tackle store.

Fishing tournament news

Fishing tournament news
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish caught and total weight of the catch.

Panthers' Anderson suspended for season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers cornerback Rashard Anderson, the team's first-round draft pick in 2000, has been suspended for the 2002 season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Indeed, golf has lost one of its greatest

Augusta knows Macon is just around the corner
With Macon lurking around the corner, the Augusta Stallions will try to focus on tonight's opponent.

Stallions on cruise control
A last-second field goal. A fourth-quarter comeback. A pair of routs.

Air quality study waits for pollution
A broad study of air pollution in Augusta and other Georgia cities isn't finding enough pollution to analyze, according to its principal investigator.

Unmanned robotic combat aircraft makes maiden flight
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The first unmanned robotic plane designed specifically to fly combat missions has successfully made its maiden flight.

Game companies push online, consumers balk
LOS ANGELES - The people who make video-game consoles are obsessed with getting their customers into online gaming. The customers are obsessed with cool, new game titles, preferably linked to a Hollywood blockbuster.

Army seeks recruits through soldier video games
LOS ANGELES -- Being all that you can be is going digital, and Uncle Sam is footing the bill.

Manager moves to national office
Greg Rudy, who runs Savannah Rive Site as the manager of the Savannah River Operations Office, will move to the National Nuclear Security Administration in Washington.

Pew study finds Americans apply more skepticism to health Web sites
NEW YORK -- Nearly two in three U.S. Internet users go online for health information, and many may not be applying a healthy enough dose of skepticism to the advice they find, a new study shows.

Georgia falls to Mississippi St.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Chad Henry went 3-for-5 with four RBIs and Paul Maholm pitched a complete game as Mississippi State remained alive in the Southeastern Conference tournament with a 10-3 victory over Georgia on Thursday.

Bowden says Georgia assistant Rodney Garner is trouble
ATLANTA -- Former Auburn football coach Terry Bowden has gotten into a war of words with Georgia assistant coach Rodney Garner after saying his former assistant was "trouble."

Sirmons second after three rounds of women's NCAA golf
AUBURN, Wash. -- Virada Nirapathpongporn shot a 2-under-par 70 to take a three-stroke lead after Thursday's third round of the NCAA Division I women's golf championship.

Sirmons second after three rounds of women's NCAA golf

Gators top Diamond Dogs

NCAA defending champ Boeker wins first singles match

Georgia falls to Mississippi St.

Boeker advances in NCAA tennis
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Top-seeded Matais Boeker of Georgia beat Wake Forest's David Loewenthal 2-6, 6-4, 6-0 on Thursday in the second round of the NCAA tennis championships.

Boeker advances in NCAA tennis

NCAA defending champ Boeker wins first singles match
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Georgia's Matias Boeker began his NCAA singles title defense Wednesday, beating Yale's Steve Berke 6-2, 6-3 in the first round.

Gators top Diamond Dogs
HOOVER, Ala. -- Ben Harrison hit a three-run homer and Jimmy Ramshaw pitched a complete game as Florida beat Georgia 7-2 in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament on Wednesday.

Review board denies golfer's request for unconditional release
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A review board at South Carolina has denied golfer Brent Delahoussaye's appeal for an unconditional release from his scholarship in order to transfer to Clemson and play as soon as next season.

Review board denies golfer's request for unconditional release

LA Sparks looking over shoulder at Houston, Swoopes
NEW YORK -- Sheryl Swoopes shook a defender, accelerated and sank a silky 15-foot pull-up jumper.

Swoopes recovering from knee injury
HOUSTON -- Sheryl Swoopes took the pass at the left of the key, faked one way and drove the other through the lane for a layup, just an ordinary looking play during a dreary two-a-day preseason workout.

Odds and ends

Army seeks recruits through soldier video games

Game companies push online, consumers balk

Manager moves to national office

Air quality study waits for pollution

Unmanned robotic combat aircraft makes maiden flight

Pew study finds Americans apply more skepticism to health Web sites