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

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.

At the movies: 'Enough'

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.

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.

Standing ovations

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.

Restaurant turns Southern dining into art

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.

Weezer breaks pop mold

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.

Filmmaker tells story of forgotten musician

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

Capturing the 'Spirit'

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

Mini reviews

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

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.

Singer takes chance and runs with it

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.

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

At the movies: 'Insomnia'

Applause calendar
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Ramblin' Rhodes: Former Augustan takes blues north

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.

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Club calendar

Teacher remains active in baseball

Rocker plans to report to minors this time

Dodgers' Green hits four homers in game

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

Wolfpack settle for split

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.

Ken Griffey to play Friday night in Atlanta

Wolfpack settle for split
With the Wolfpack trailing by 11 runs going into the bottom of the fifth inning, all Greenbrier second baseman Ben Tankersley could think about was scoring at least twice to avoid the dreaded 10-run mercy rule.

Greenbrier senior discovers hidden talent

Ken Griffey to play Friday night in Atlanta
ATLANTA -- After seven weeks on the disabled list, Ken Griffey Jr. was back in center field for the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

Teacher remains active in baseball
When Ted Miller's minor-league baseball career ended after two years, he knew that he wanted to stay involved with the game he grew up loving.

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.

Wanted: Postcards from around the world

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

Braves turn on offense

Confidence at plate doesn't always remain

Braves turn on offense
ATLANTA - Jog your memory hard enough, and you might recall the days when scoring five or six runs was a daily occurrence for the Atlanta Braves, rather than a weekly quota.

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

Plan is to demolish historic building

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.

Business briefs
NEW YORK - A downgrade in the semiconductor sector capped a troubling week on Wall Street Friday, sending stocks sharply lower ahead of the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Common interest

Investors haven't forgotten terrorism's affect on stocks
NEW YORK -- Wall Street's fears about terrorism seemed to have slipped into a state of near-dormancy in recent months, but this past week they moved painfully back into the market's consciousness. A string of warnings about possible attacks sent stock prices sliding and investors back to the sidelines.

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.

Investors haven't forgotten terrorism's affect on stocks

Banner demand remains strong

Common interest

Parlors expect to sell more scoops
Ice cream sales in the Augusta area are expected to be piled higher than a triple-scoop chocolate sundae this Memorial Day weekend.

Banner demand remains strong
In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, flags and red, white and blue items were in high demand as citizens displayed them on homes and vehicles to show their American pride.

Plan is to demolish historic building
Owners of the First Union Bank building downtown will ask the Augusta Commission for permission to tear down a nearby building to expand the bank's parking deck.

Winn-Dixie inspects re-dated meat

Clemson tops N.C. State

Clemson tops N.C. State
In St. Petersburg, Fla., Tyler Lumsden pitched seven strong innings, and Jeff Baker had four hits to lead Clemson to a victory over North Carolina State in an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament elimination game.

Tigers fall to Florida State

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.

Air apparently not bad

Perdue smells a rat

End special jury

One important verdict

Arm the pilots now

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.

Dooley doesn't dog it with flowers

Boring beetles attack plants

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

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

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.

Augusta holds off Savannah's rally
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Augusta and Savannah combined to score 15 runs in the eighth inning, but the GreenJackets prevailed with a 12-8 South Atlantic League win over the Sand Gnats Friday night at Grayson Field.

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.

Golf legend won three Masters titles

'Jack of Old' holds his own at Memorial

Bartholomew, Diaz share lead at Corning

Pacers finish fifth

Pacers finish fifth
HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - USC Aiken turned in its low round of the NCAA Division II championship tournament on Friday, and moved up a spot, finishing fifth.

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.

Leonard in the lead; Woods in the hunt
DUBLIN, Ohio -- No thanks to his putter, Tiger Woods is still in the hunt for a fourth consecutive Memorial title.

Jack beats Tiger; both trail Tway at Memorial

Montgomerie opens Volvo PGA with 64

Leonard in the lead; Woods in the hunt

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

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.

Hansen leads as Montgomerie collapses late
VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Anders Hansen shot a 7-under 65 Friday to take a two-stroke lead midway through the Volvo PGA Championship as three-time winner Colin Montgomerie faltered.

'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.

Bartholomew, Diaz share lead at Corning
CORNING, N.Y. -- Jean Bartholomew shot a 5-under-par 67 on Friday to tie Laura Diaz for the second-round lead in the LPGA Corning Classic.

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.

Golf Channel remembers Sam Snead
Three-time Masters Tournament winner Sam Snead will be remembered in two special shows Monday on The Golf Channel.

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.

Sweet swing 'timeless'

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.

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

Venturi wrapping up 35 years as golf analyst

Walk dooms Jackets

Red Wings finally get production from top lines

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.

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.

A fresher Irbe strong in Carolina net

State enjoys winner
RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina sports fans have had a rough six months.

State enjoys winner

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.

A fresher Irbe strong in Carolina net
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Time is running out for the Toronto Maple Leafs to solve Arturs Irbe.

Hasek confident, Roy desperate on eve of Game 4
DENVER -- On one side was a confident Dominik Hasek, surrounded by future Hall of Famers and playing in a comfort zone.

Quinn remains hospitalized, will miss Game 4

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.

Urges Citadel grad for Congress

Supporter claims veterans back Peeler for S.C. governor

Little should be expected from 'C' student President Bush

Relay for Life faith is too narrow

McKinney right; haters eating crow

McKinney wrong on blame facts

Closings could sink Savannah
SAVANNAH - The military pours so much money into the region around Savannah that its absence would sink the economy, according to a new study on the military's economic impact.

Charleston arts festival features actor
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Oscar nominee John Hurt wasn't sure he should make his American stage debut at Spoleto Festival U.S.A., the international arts event that opened Friday.

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.

Across the Southeast
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -Fine, white sand on a wide beach backed by 50-foot-high dunes. Warm, clear water whose visibility runs 30 feet deep. Scenic, 20-mile drive out from the mainland. On-site cabins. Wildlife. Fishing.

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Conference aims to stop black crime
ATLANTA - Community leaders should stress education and turn a deaf ear to excuses, Georgia's governor said this week during a conference aimed at curbing crime in black neighborhoods.

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.

States seek restrictions to curb sea turtle deaths
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Emergency restrictions on commercial shrimping in federal waters offshore of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas are being sought as fast as possible in an effort to reduce sea turtle deaths, which scientists say skyrocketed this month.

Harlem reopens Hardy fan club
Many residents of Harlem are proud that Oliver Hardy was born there.

Hardy's fan club is back
Many residents of Harlem are proud that Oliver Hardy was born there.

Across Georgia
COVINGTON - A woman surrendered to authorities early Friday after fatally shooting another woman in front of her 10-year-old son in Newton County.

Landowners help swamp fire fights
FARGO, Ga. - Ongoing wildfires in the Okefenokee Swamp are attracting attention and praise for an organization of property owners surrounding the huge national refuge.

Rangers prepare for traffic
LEAH - It took Tim Beaulieu only a few seconds after being pulled over to produce the paperwork and safety equipment for his new boat.

Last day of school marks end of journey for teacher

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.

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Across the area

Woman sentenced in MCG theft

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.

States seek restrictions to curb sea turtle deaths

Bank robbed in downtown Aiken
AIKEN - An armed man wearing sunglasses robbed a downtown Aiken bank Friday about an hour before closing.

Rangers prepare for holiday rush

Senator targets program funding
A Republican state senator from a district outside metro Atlanta is questioning the benefits of several social programs that receive state funds, including four based in Augusta and supported by Sen. Charles Walker.

Charleston arts festival features actor

Burke County EMA director quits
Burke County Emergency Management Agency Director Earl Porterfield has resigned, citing differences in opinion as his main reason for leaving.

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

Across the Southeast

Test finds lies in voices
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Glynn County police call it "the box." They say it can separate the truth from a lie.

Student arrested in vandalism

Subscriber of the day
Julie Hughes is today's subscriber of the day.

Mentally ill defendant sentenced to 7 years

State recalls 'offensive' personal license plate

Closings could sink Savannah

Zooming in on the action

Test finds lies in voices

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.

Across the area

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

Senator targets program funding

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.

Hardy's fan club is back

News you can use
Memorial Day activities taking place in the area:

Officers ticket unbuckled drivers, passengers

Officials cite need to change fund plan
A work session on the proposed county budget will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. Second reading and vote will be June 4. A second work session will be June 11. Final reading and vote will be June 18.

Airport names advisers

Officers ticket unbuckled drivers, passengers
NORTH AUGUSTA - Bernie Mock, of Savannah, wished he had known he was required to wear his seat belt while traveling in South Carolina on Friday.

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

Across the area
A 14-year-old East Augusta Middle School pupil was caught with a gun at a school function Thursday night.

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.

Across South Carolina
SUMMERTON - The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating allegations of voter fraud in the mayor's campaign.

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.

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.

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.

Officials cite need to change fund plan

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.

State recalls 'offensive' personal license plate
David Ford's "LUVSUX" license plate was revoked by the state because it was considered offensive.

Hopeful backs immigration ban

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Teachers, pupils adjust with ease

Officials investigate high school vandalism

Student arrested in vandalism
A 15-year-old John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School student was arrested Friday for allegedly vandalizing school property.

Center takes doctors to court

Across South Carolina

Holiday calendar
Memorial Day activities taking place in the area:

Teen is charged in beating case

Rangers prepare for traffic

Bronco busing

Conference aims to stop black crime

Rangers prepare for holiday rush
LEAH - It took Tim Beaulieu only a few seconds after being pulled over to produce the paperwork and safety equipment for his new boat.

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

Last day of school marks end of journey for teacher
The last day of school was bittersweet for Lula Williams.

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.

Airport names advisers
There was a revolving door of aviation consultants at the Augusta Aviation Commission's monthly meeting this week.

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.

Woman sentenced in MCG theft
As an elderly woman lay unconscious at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and her 92-year-old mother died after they were in an auto accident, someone stole their jewelry and a credit card.

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

Mentally ill defendant sentenced to 7 years
Roland Simms has spent much of his adult life in and out of mental institutions, combined with a few trips to state prisons.

Suspect makes plea bargain
One of two men accused of participating in a slaying supposedly motivated by $4 pleaded guilty Friday to reduced charges.

Across South Carolina

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.

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

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.

Johnson takes pole for Coca-Cola 600

Hornish, rivals simply getting ready for Indy

All eyes focused on Swoopes
NEW YORK - Sheryl Swoopes shook a defender, accelerated and sank a silky 15-foot pull-up jumper.

Robinson will play final year
SAN ANTONIO - David Robinson's 14th NBA season will be his last. The San Antonio Spurs' 10-time All-Star is getting ready to retire.

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.

Celtics stars of '60s rekindle memories

All eyes focused on Swoopes

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.

Robinson will play final year

Celtics stars of '60s rekindle memories
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Bill Russell, Bob Cousy and Red Auerbach are "walking through the door" for the Boston Celtics, who are back in the conference finals for the first time since the championship years of the 1980s.

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

Panthers' Anderson suspended for season

LA Sparks looking over shoulder at Houston, Swoopes

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 Owen Modla. Mr. Modla had retired from the Saddle Brook Board of Education after se

Mr. Chester Bennett Sr.    (WRENS, Ga.)
WRENS, Ga. - Mr. Chester Bennett Sr., 60, of Hwy 102 entered into rest

Mr. Robert Dennis    (AUGUSTA, 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. Mildred Wascom    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, May 23, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia, Mrs. Mildred Hogan Wascom, age 88, of Augusta. Wife of the late Warren Wascom. Additional survivors are two nephews, Ronnie Hogan of Marietta and Tony Hogan of Grovetown; one niece, Joyce Odom of Grovetown; two cousins, Faye Gray of Evans and Helen Brooks of Thomson. Mrs. Wascom was a homemaker and a member of Warren Baptist Church. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., today, Saturday, May 25, 2002, at Hillcrest Memorial Park, with Rev. Brett Legg officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Warren Baptist Church Building Fund, 3203 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30907. Platts Funeral Home, 337 North Belair Road, Evans, GA 30809, 860-6166.

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

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

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

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.

Miss Dorothy Wong    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Wray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Jane Louise Wray, age 82, beloved wife of the late Mr. Charlie

Mr. Joe Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. 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. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 25, 2002, at 11a.

Mr. George Doggette    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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.

Featured obituary: Richard Swires
Richard Swires couldn't carry a tune, but he loved to listen to those who could.

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

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, Wayn

Mr. Robert Burch    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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.

Mr. Richard Swires    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Young    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest May 24, 2002, at Windermere Nursing Home, Mrs. Sarah Cravey Young, 86, of Elizabeth Drive, wife of the late Clarence "Cy" Young. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at

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

Mrs. Sylvester Watson    (GILBERT, S.C.)
GILBERT, S.C. - Mrs. Sylvester Matilda "Mema" Watson, born

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

Mr. Scott Horn    (HANFORD, Wash.)
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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. Margaret Thompson    (LPN THOMSON, Ga.)
LPN THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Margaret Chalker Thompson, 71, of Morningside Drive died Thursday, May 23, 2002 at the McDuffie County Regional Medi

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

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 will be 3 p.m., Su

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

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

Mr. George Doggette    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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.)

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

Mr. Marion Kitching    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Jessie Brown    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

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 Beaucha

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

Mrs. Atrulia Youmans    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
NEW ELLENTON, S.C. - Mrs. Atrulia "Trudy" Hunter Youm

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

Miss Dorothy Wong    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Broncile Hood    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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.

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. Doris Walker    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Entered into rest on Friday, May 24, 2002, Mrs. Doris Williams Walker, Dicks Drive, Beech Island. She was the wife of the lat

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

Mr. Wayne Huffine    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, May 23, 2002. 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., today at the Asbury United Methodist Church with the Rev. Randall Monk officiating. Interment will be in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. with full military honors. The family will receive friends at the residence following the memorial service. Starling Funeral Home, Hwy 78, Harlem, Ga.

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

Mr. John LaChance Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Harris    (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mr. Elijah McNeely    (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN, Ga. - Mr. Elijah McNeely, son of the late Dea. James McNeely, died on Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at University Hospital, Augusta. Services will be 2 p.m., Sunda

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

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

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

Mr. Arthur Scahill    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest May

Mr. John Sellers    (GRESHAMVILLE, Ga.)
GRESHAMVILLE, Ga. - Mr. John Larry Sellers of Greshamville, died May 22, 2002. Funera

Mr. George Cook    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Services for Mr. George A. Cook, 59, who died Thursday will be held Sunday at 2 p.m., at George Funeral Homes. Burial in Rock Sp

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

Mr. Richard Swires    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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. Arthur Lowe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Dennis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph Bates (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Featured obituary: Mr. Sam Snead

Mr. Elijah McNeely (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Arlene Salter (DAVISBORO, Ga.)

Mr. George Cook (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Georgia Rhodes (CHICAGO, Ill.)

Mr. Arthur Lowe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Fannie Jenkins (SARDIS, Ga.)

Mrs. Doris Walker (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mr. Joe Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Wascom (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eddie Berrian (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Thompson (LPN THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Myrtice Hunt (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. John Sellers (GRESHAMVILLE, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lucille Hegler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Featured obituary: Richard Swires

Mr. Wilbert Hall (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Scahill (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Miss Mary Atwell (GOUGH, Ga.)

Mrs. Sylvester Watson (GILBERT, S.C.)

Mr. Eugene Armstrong (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Scott Horn (HANFORD, Wash.)

Mrs. June Rollins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roger Dotson (WAYNSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. James Ellis (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Skip Beauchaine (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Skip Beauchaine (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Carla Cheatham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Swires (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Jane Wray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Burch (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. George Doggette (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Zella Ramsey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Broncile Hood (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Kitching (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Kitching (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Huffine (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ada Dukes (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Swires (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Addie Dent (TENNILLE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Cecil Hamilton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Dorothy Wong (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Huffine (AUGUSTA, 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.

Arm the pilots now
We hope Congress has the intestinal fortitude to proceed with what Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta and even the president are too lily-livered to do: Authorize the arming of commercial pilots.

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.

Supporter claims veterans back Peeler for S.C. governor
From Dot Clark in Aiken County to Woody Locke in Oconee County, military veterans across South Carolina are lining up to support Lt. Gov. Bob Peeler's campaign for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. Robert G. Gossett, Graniteville, 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.

One important verdict
Two current legal cases of white-on-black murders - one in Birmingham, Ala., and the other in York, Pa. - make interesting reading for students of race-motivated crimes.

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."

McKinney wrong on blame facts
If the noted scholar, U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., really wants to assign blame for the events of Sept. 11, she need look no farther than the Clinton administration. Ron Mathis, Martinez, Ga.

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.

End special jury
Time's up.

McKinney right; haters eating crow
I know the hate crowd that jumps to attention every time The Chronicle vilifies U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., is eating crow right now along with this newspaper. Bernard W. Clark, Keysville, Ga.

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

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.

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

Augusta knows Macon is just around the corner

Baldwin resigns as USOC president

County all-stars face off

Cotton will be referee for Lewis-Tyson

Stallions continue win streak

Overtime

Overtime

Lights, camera, accelerator!

Draw puts Sampras in hard quarter match

A 'new' Unser seeks victory at track that is his life

Teams scramble to replace injured players

N.L. takes Showcase

Drivers prepare for "Happy Hour"

Overtime
Three former Notre Dame football players were charged Friday with raping a female student, and a former teammate was charged with conspiracy to commit rape.

Baldwin resigns as USOC president
DENVER -- U.S. Olympic Committee president Sandra Baldwin resigned Friday, a day after she admitted lying about her academic credentials.

Draw puts Sampras in hard quarter match
PARIS - As Pete Sampras swatted practice strokes in a drizzle a few hours after Friday's draw for the French Open, a yellow ball smacked against the net and rolled slowly, gathering rust-colored dirt.

Lights, camera, accelerator!
INDIANAPOLIS -- There's no retake if Jim Caviezel blows his lines on Sunday. Not at 140 mph.

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.

Drivers prepare for "Happy Hour"
CONCORD, N.C. - The final practice session leading up to a race on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series circuit was given the nickname "Happy Hour" several years ago.

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

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

Teams scramble to replace injured players
England's World Cup team was flying in a replacement for its latest injury victim, and Ireland was exploring a face-saving reconciliation to bring back ousted captain Roy Keane.

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.

A 'new' Unser seeks victory at track that is his life
INDIANAPOLIS -- Chips, salsa and cigarettes are spread out on the table inside Al Unser Jr.'s motorhome.

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.

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 tournament news

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
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.

Fishing report

Zissette realizes dream
Farrell Zissette and David Hallman used to sit around and daydream.

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.

Lost sheep wanders into church, opens pastor's eyes
I performed my first funeral as a pastor recently. It was for a friend of mine named Ray. He was one of those nondescript people who sprinkle the landscape here in downtown Augusta. You see them in passing but you never really take notice unless they come into your life as Ray did in mine one Sunday almost three years ago.

Chapel tells stories of Mighty 8th
SAVANNAH - Ask World War II veterans to design stained glass windows for a church and this is what you get:

Faith and fellowship calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar carries highlights of events in the Augusta area. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday.

Faith digest
Christian Singles Committed to Christ will sponsor its annual Citywide Picnic Unity Weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at Broadway Baptist Church, 2323 Barton Chapel Road. The event will feature food, fun and fellowship. For more information, call 793-7460.

Family warmed by memories
When John Creech died at the Veterans Home in 2000, he still carried a piece of World War II shrapnel lodged in a bone.

25 years in, Grant returns to hymns
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Looking back at the hundreds of church services she attended as a child, Christian music star Amy Grant can't recall one sermon. It's the music that got to her.

Indeed, golf has lost one of its greatest

Stallions continue win streak
They were called no good. They were told to go back to the weight room. They were accused of being a one-player team.

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.

Astronomers map earliest light emitted in formation of universe
WASHINGTON -- Scientists analyzing tiny variations in the sky's background radiation have detected the earliest light emitted at the formation of the universe.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sirmons second after three rounds of women's NCAA golf

Boeker advances in NCAA tennis

Georgia falls to Mississippi St.

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.

Army seeks recruits through soldier video games

Astronomers map earliest light emitted in formation of universe

Unmanned robotic combat aircraft makes maiden flight

Manager moves to national office

Faith and fellowship calendar

25 years in, Grant returns to hymns

Faith digest

Lost sheep wanders into church, opens pastor's eyes

Family warmed by memories