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.

Teacher remains active in baseball

Wolfpack settle for split

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.

Ken Griffey to play Friday night in Atlanta

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.

Mrs. Hale's third-grade class sends unique gift

Reds handle Braves
ATLANTA - This was the kind of night it was for Jason Marquis.

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.

Braves notebook

Braves turn on offense

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - Did last winter's workouts with Barry Bonds make Gary Sheffield susceptible to pulled muscles?

Reds handle Braves

It's time for the nuclear trash man to show up
Imagine it's trash day at your home and the garbage truck doesn't show up.

Banner demand remains strong

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.

Inappropriate sentiments in a cover letter or resume

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.

On the move
Creshanua Hines has been promoted to banking officer and branch manager of SunTrust Bank's Furys Ferry office inside Publix. She joined the company as a financial services representative in 2000.

Insurance draws scrutiny

Low money-market yields prompt investors to look elsewhere
NEW YORK -- A lot of money market mutual fund owners are feeling frustrated these days. Fund yields are at some of the lowest levels ever - as little as 1 percent in some cases - and many shareholders are looking for alternatives.

Pocket change

Inappropriate sentiments in a cover letter or resume
COVER LETTER: "I do not have years of experience in the sort of job you've advertised. In fact, I have virtually no experience qualifying me for it. But I have guts, drive, ambition and heart, which is probably more than a lot of the drones that you have working for you."

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: United Defense Aiken plant

The road show
Bob Newton has always felt the pull of the road.

Insurance draws scrutiny
NEW YORK - When Florestella Torres died unexpectedly at 58, she left behind three daughters, two sons and eight years as a clerk in the cosmetics department at the local Wal-Mart.

Business calendar
Wednesday: A.M. Connection; North Augusta Chamber of Commerce; with guest speaker Dr. Constance Pritchard of The Prichard Group Inc.; 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., North Augusta Community Center; $7.50 for members with reservations, $10 for members without reservations and $15 for nonmembers.

Child-care credits can be beneficial
Q: As a new parent I'm overwhelmed by the price of child care, but I hear the tax law includes provisions to help parents cope with the costs. What are they and do they make sense for all families?

Inheriting an IRA brings tax obligations
NEW YORK -- Americans have long been encouraged to save for retirement, and many have accumulated sizable Individual Retirement Accounts and company-sponsored 401(k) plan accounts.

Business calendar

Help wanted
For some recent college graduates, their hopes of being courted by a Fourtune 500 company fell as quickly as the caps they tossed into the air.

Child-care credits can be beneficial

Funeral industry waits for boomers
NEW YORK - Death is hopefully decades away for Karen Bradford, but the 48-year-old is already preparing. She has purchased burial plots for herself and her husband, and is comfortable talking about what she views as the inevitable.

Funeral industry waits for boomers

Plan is to demolish historic building

The road show

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.

It's time for the nuclear trash man to show up

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.

Help wanted

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.

Low money-market yields prompt investors to look elsewhere

Investors haven't forgotten terrorism's affect on stocks

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.

College sports notebook
Standing on the sidelines can be an unsettling experience when you're used to being the star, but Georgia Tech fullback Brian Johnson said he's better off having been redshirted last season.

College sports notebook

Arm the pilots now

S.C.'s budget pain

One important verdict

Sam Snead

Artichoke season offers cooks variety
The theory that anything worth having is worth working for must have been inspired by someone attempting to eat an artichoke.

Road trip
FLORENCE, Italy - The view everyone loves from the Piazzale Michelangelo is of the sun's shimmering reflection in the Arno River in the day's waning light, the Duomo's bulging majestically from the Florentine skyline.

Husband's white dinner jacket perfectly suitable for wedding
Dear Carson: We are attending a formal wedding. Is it proper for my husband to wear his white dinner jacket with tuxedo pants, cummerbund, bow tie, etc., or should he wear the full winter black tuxedo? - Friendly Retailer

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

Joyful play of children fills home
Although it's not the size of a Little League baseball field, Janna and Leland Malchow's Forest Hills back yard has seen more than its share of pick-up baseball games.

Summer travel survival
Becky and Jerry Jones planned a family vacation on an activity-packed cruise for themselves and their five children, ages 5 months to 8 years.

Home front
ReadyMade magazine bills itself as a magazine for "smart young people with a creative gene." Inside its attitude-laden pages, you'll find instructions for do-it-yourself projects that might never have occurred to you.

Arts calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

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.

Jackets take advantage of errors
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Savannah Sand Gnats have won in the bottom of the ninth inning on four occasions this season, but they haven't fared as well when the game has extended beyond regulation.

Greenjackets notebook
His job as a minor-league manager is to help players climb up the organizational ladder, which is why the latest assignment for former Augusta GreenJackets manager Mike Boulanger might seem a little ironic.

Around the horn
After going winless in his first eight starts, right-hander Manny Delcarmen is 2-0 with a 3.22 ERA in his past two starts. The Boston native, rated the fourth-best prospect in the Red Sox organization, also struck out 14 batters, walked four and allowed just eight hits in those two starts (14 innings).

Golf roundup
DUBLIN, Ohio - Tiger Woods was nowhere to be found the last time Bob Tway won the Memorial Tournament. That appears to be the case this year, too.

Leonard in the lead; Woods in the hunt

Pacers finish fifth

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.

Bartholomew, Diaz share lead at Corning

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.

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

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.

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.

Golf roundup

Jackets take advantage of errors

Greenjackets notebook

Around the horn

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.

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

Mrs. Hale's third-grade class sends unique gift
When you write a column for a daily newspaper, people give you lots of things: odd articles and poems and scrapbooks, letter openers, coffee mugs with civic club logos, certificates and plaques, and free lunches. (Money, for some reason, rarely makes the list.)

Bush struggles not to be one-term president

McKinney wrong on blame facts

Businesses use Sept. 11 as excuse

Choose judges on merit

Supporter claims veterans back Peeler for S.C. governor

McKinney right; haters eating crow

Road trip

Joyful play of children fills home

Artichoke season offers cooks variety

Summer travel survival

Husband's white dinner jacket perfectly suitable for wedding

Calling all dads

Bogus robbery leads to theft charges

Corridor program attracts visitors
ANDERSON, S.C. - There's no sign on South Carolina Highway 187 directing travelers to the dirt road that leads to the Split Creek Farm.

Across the area

Runway pros and cons

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

Rumor mill

Airport names advisers

Southern political writer dies at 84

Test finds lies in voices

About the board

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 the area

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

Memorial Day events

Across the Southeast

Artifacts get day in sun

Woman sentenced in MCG theft

Where the smart is

Key dates

Plans must balance progress with preservation

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

News you can use

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.

Improvements aim to boost business growth

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.

Industry left Augusta behind

Officials cite need to change fund plan

Change weighed for military job

Officials offer support for campaign hopefuls

Critics find faults in airport master plan

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.

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

Officers ticket unbuckled drivers, passengers

Bogus robbery leads to theft charges
Two people - including the victim of a supposed crime - faced theft charges Saturday stemming from a bogus armed robbery earlier this month.

News you can use

Artifacts get day in sun
As a child, Janice Muller enjoyed collecting rocks and looking for artifacts. Since buying a house in Leah, she can inspect her own property for collectibles.

Senator targets program funding

Suspect pinned officer with car
An Augusta man remains in jail after pinning a Richmond County Sheriff's Office sergeant between two cars in the Augusta Mall parking lot Friday night.

Hardy's fan club is back

Columbia County says thanks
At 7:15 p.m., the Fort Gordon Army Signal Corps Band played the nation anthem. Some saluted. Some held their hand over their heart.

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.

Will a new airport attract more fliers into and out of Augusta?

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.

Pride and patriotism
AIKEN - It felt pretty good to be an American on Saturday, judging by the cheers, applause and show of patriotism at Aiken's Memorial Day Parade.

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

Officials offer support for campaign hopefuls
NORTH AUGUSTA - Two years ago, North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones supported George W. Bush in the South Carolina presidential primary.

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.

Change weighed for military job
AIKEN - Maj. Gen. Stan Spears is one of only two elected adjutant generals in the nation.

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.

Across the area
Officials identified two Aiken County people killed in a motorcycle accident Friday night as Joshua Smith and Amanda Stewart.

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.

Across South Carolina

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

Across Georgia
BUFORD -A second dead bird in metro Atlanta has tested positive for the West Nile virus, officials said.

Corridor program attracts visitors

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.

Closings could sink Savannah

Who's going to pay for a new terminal at Bush Field?

Across Georgia

In-state tourists wooed

Girl dies in pool at YWCA

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.

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.

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.

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

State recalls 'offensive' personal license plate

Southern political writer dies at 84
A funeral is planned for Monday in Union Point, Ga., for Hank Drane, 84, a longtime Florida political writer known for weaving his small-town Georgia upbringing into his reporting.

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

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.

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

Girl dies in pool at YWCA
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A 6-year-old girl has died in the Brunswick YWCA pool, possibly from drowning, police said.

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

Shooting kills teen, injures man
SAVANNAH - A high school student was killed and a man critically injured during an early-morning shooting on Savannah's southside.

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

Where the smart is
Ed Moore knows there's no place like home.

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

Subscriber of the day
Mary Jackson is today's subscriber of the day.

Mentally ill defendant sentenced to 7 years

News you can use
The Columbia County Department of Family and Children Services is looking for potential foster parents. Those interested in becoming foster parents or with questions can call Cindy Taylor at 541-1640.

Subscriber of the day

Across the southeast
RAYMOND, Miss. -The financier who authorities say ran a multimillion-dollar insurance scam from a two-mansion compound in tony Greenwich, Conn., has pleaded guilty to corruption charges in Mississippi.

Rangers prepare for holiday rush

Memorial Day events
Memorial Day activities taking place in the area:

Last day of school marks end of journey for teacher

Will a new airport attract more fliers into and out of Augusta?
The master plan assumes that a new airport will bring in more airlines and more competition, leading to lower ticket prices that will stem the flow of local passengers streaming to Columbia and Atlanta for better deals. Below are four major questions regarding the success of that assumption.

Across South Carolina

About the board
The Augusta Aviation Commission is a 12-member board that governs and sets policies for Augusta Regional Airport.

Charleston arts festival features actor

Industry left Augusta behind
While some regional airports have managed to keep up with the evolving airline industry, others are struggling to play catch-up.

Student arrested in vandalism

Improvements aim to boost business growth
First it was the steamboats, then the railroads that brought commerce to Augusta.

States seek restrictions to curb sea turtle deaths

Plans must balance progress with preservation
Though Augusta Regional's isolated location means the airport will not have to deal with neighbors' complaints about noise pollution - a common obstacle many airports face when expanding - that does not mean the airport will be headache-free as it moves ahead with its construction plans.

Suspect pinned officer with car

Who's going to pay for a new terminal at Bush Field?
The recommendations for the first phase of construction, expected to take five years, come with an estimated price tag of $92.6 million (including inflation).

Rangers prepare for traffic

Will the airport's plan take flight?
When Herensa D'sai wants to fly somewhere, he hits the road.

Conference aims to stop black crime

Critics find faults in airport master plan
Final judgment of Augusta Regional Airport's master plan may rest with the federal government, but that hasn't stopped critics from voicing their opinions.

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

Runway pros and cons
Driving many of the master plan's recommendations, such as the location of a new terminal and airfield improvements, is the desire for two parallel runways. The current intersecting runway would be eliminated as a result. Here are some arguments for and against building the new runway:

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

Rumor mill
The plans to make over Augusta Regional Airport have spawned a number of rumors - some true, some false. Here are a few of the rumors and the amount of truth to them.

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.

Key dates
Important dates in the history of Bush Field.

Across South Carolina
ROCK HILL -Police say a body found 15 months ago in York County is that of a Massachusetts man last seen more than three years ago.

In-state tourists wooed
TALLULAH FALLS, Ga. - Wayne Bell is a dream come true for Georgia's tourism officials.

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.

Who do these Indy guys think they are?
It was printed in a May 8 story from The Associated Press, and it was laughable.

Racing for the checkered flag

NASCAR notebook

Racing for the checkered flag
CONCORD, N.C. - Robby Gordon has gorged himself with water and sports beverages all week. If everything goes as planned today, he will switch to milk and champagne.

NASCAR notebook
CONCORD, N.C. - When Greg Biffle gave up his second-place position for the benefit of four new tires with seven laps to go in Saturday's Carquest Auto Parts 300 for the NASCAR Busch Series, it seemed like a bad idea.

Celtics stars of '60s rekindle memories

Celtics rally for historical victory
BOSTON -- When the final buzzer sounded and the miracle was complete, the Boston Celtics celebrated like it was the end of Game 7 instead of Game 3.

All eyes focused on Swoopes

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.

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.

Celtics rally for historical victory

Robinson will play final year

Kings hoping to extend their time in the sun

Kings hoping to extend their time in the sun
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- As Chris Webber rolled out of bed late Saturday morning at the Sacramento Kings' posh hotel, he smiled at the possibilities of the coming days.

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

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.

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

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. Brenda Dunn    (JONESBORO, 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. Albert Flournoy Jr.    (WADLEY, Ga.)
WADLEY, Ga. - Mr. Albert Flournoy, Jr. died on Thursday, May 23, 2002, in Louisville. Funeral will be Monday, May 27, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Hudson Mortuary ch

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. Joyce Harling    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Mrs. Joyce Hill Harling, 74, died Friday, May 24, 2002. Services will be 3 p.m., Sunday at Providence Baptist Church. Burial in McKendre

Mr. Richard Swires    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, May 25, 2002, at University Hospital.

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

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

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

Mrs. Lillie Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Lillie A. Corley, 91, of Greene Street, St. Johns Towers, Augusta, entered into rest Saturday, May 25, 2002, at her residence. Mrs. Corley was a

Miss Dorothy Wong    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Herbert Collins Sr.    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Funeral services for Mr. Herbert Collins Sr. will be on Monday, May 27, 2002, at Springfield Baptist Church at 3p.m. with Rev. Frederick D. F

Mr. Arthur Lowe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Boyd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Scott Horn    (HANFORD, Wash.)
HANFOR

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. 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

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. George Doggette    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Lowe    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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.

Ms. Jacqueline Blount    (OXON HILL, Md.)
OXON HILL, Md. - Entered into rest Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Greater South East Hospital in Oxon Hill, Jacqueline was a

Mr. Angus Drane    (LONGWOOD, Fla.)
LONGWOOD, Fla. - Mr. Angus Hank Drane, 84, died May 24, 2002. Funeral services will be 11a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at First United Methodist Church, Union Point, Ga. Interment in Greenlawn Cemetery. Callaway Funeral Home.

Mr. Skip Beauchaine    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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. 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. 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

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

Featured obituary: Miss Dorothy Wong
No one who met Dorothy Wong was considered a stranger by a woman who enjoyed talking to everyone, according to her younger sister.

Mrs. Jessie Brown    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Chester Bennett Sr.    (WRENS, Ga.)
WRENS, Ga. - Mr. Chester Bennett Sr., 60, of Hwy 102 entered into rest Friday, May 24, 2002, at his

Mr. Felix Wilkes    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Felix O. Wikes died May 25, 2002.Funeral services are, May 26, 2002, at 3p.m. in the Chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary. Interment

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. Sylvester Watson    (GILBERT, S.C.)
GILBERT, S.C. - Mrs. Sylvester Matilda "Mema" Watson, born July 9, 1913 in Gilbert to the late McKinley and Margaret Hill Haltiwarger. She was the youngest of six children who have all predeceased her and was marri

Mrs. Hattie Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Dwight D. Eisenhow

Mr. Joshua Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Peggy Newman    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Peggy Ruth Sikes Newman, entered into rest Friday, May 24, 2002, the widow of Mr. Lester Newman. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at 4p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park with Mr.

Mrs. Doris Walker    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
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Mrs. Jane Wray    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Jane Louise Wray, age 82, beloved wife of the late Mr. Charlie

Mrs. Georgia Rhodes    (CHICAGO, Ill.)
CHICAGO, Ill. - Entered into rest Monday, May 20, 2002, in Chicago, Mrs. Georgia

Miss Dorothy Wong    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Mosley    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Osborne Mosley who died May 23, 2002, will be 2 p.m., Monday at Smith

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

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

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.

Miss Amanda Stewart    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
WARRENVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest Friday, May 24, 2002, Miss Amanda Nicole Stewart, age 17, of Warrenville,

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

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

Mrs. Lillie Corley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Felix Wilkes (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Wayne Huffine (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Peggy Newman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Sellers (GRESHAMVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Georgia Rhodes (CHICAGO, Ill.)

Mrs. Margaret Thompson (LPN THOMSON, Ga.)

Miss Dorothy Wong (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Dorothy Wong (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Doggette (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jane Wray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Brenda Dunn (JONESBORO, Ga.)

Ms. Jacqueline Blount (OXON HILL, Md.)

Featured obituary: Richard Swires

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

Mr. Joshua Smith (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Skip Beauchaine (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Albert Flournoy Jr. (WADLEY, Ga.)

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

Mr. Arthur Lowe (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Skip Beauchaine (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Roger Dotson (WAYNSBORO, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Miss Dorothy Wong

Mr. Scott Horn (HANFORD, Wash.)

Mr. Chester Bennett Sr. (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Wascom (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Angus Drane (LONGWOOD, Fla.)

Mr. Marion Kitching (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Herbert Collins Sr. (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Roger Dotson (WAYNSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Scahill (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Joyce Harling (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Ms. Mary Boyd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Elijah McNeely (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Mosley (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Richard Swires (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Choose judges on merit
On May 20, The Morris News Service bemoans the fact that only 6 percent of Georgia judges are black, short of the 26 percent of the overall state population. A quota based on population, however, is inappropriate. Judges are not chosen from the general population; only from the pool of lawyers. If 6 percent of Georgia lawyers are black (as was true a few years ago), and 6 percent of judges are black, where is the discrepancy? Everett Schultz Jr., Augusta

Businesses use Sept. 11 as excuse
Long before Sept. 11 the government knew that terrorists were going to attempt to hijack airplanes. Clyde Hoots, North Augusta, S.C.

Sam Snead
"Nobody had his joyous, rhythmic sweep at the ball. He was loose-jointed as an ocelot, as uninhibited as a cub bear ... Watching Snead play golf was like watching Kelly dance, Ruth bat, Tracy act, Koufax pitch or Dempsey punch. A work of art."

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.

Bush struggles not to be one-term president
When the World Trade Center was attacked on Sept. 11, I thought it very strange that our intelligence-gathering agencies had not picked up on any of this beforehand. As it turned out, they had and had relayed it to the White House, who shrugged it off. They said it was relayed "to the proper agencies." I would have expected that the airlines, airport management and the public would have been informed. Had they been, I imagine the boarding hijackers would have been stopped. Vernon Johnson, Mesena, Ga.

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.

S.C.'s budget pain
When it comes to government budgets, the average family couldn't care less about the minutiae - they just want to know how it will affect them, for better or for worse.

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.

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.

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.

Draw puts Sampras in hard quarter match

Trio can relax after big game

Baldwin resigns as USOC president

Overtime

Overtime

War Emblem: Super or subpar?

Lights, camera, accelerator!

Area sports announcements

French Open '02: Agassi looks strong as ever; Capriati eyes repeat

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

Drivers prepare for "Happy Hour"

Stallions continue win streak

Teams scramble to replace injured players

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

War Emblem: Super or subpar?
NEW YORK -- Bob Baffert has already proclaimed War Emblem a "superhorse," and stopped just short of guaranteeing that his colt will become the first Triple Crown champion in nearly a quarter-century.

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.

French Open '02: Agassi looks strong as ever; Capriati eyes repeat
PARIS -- "Conventional" probably isn't the first word you would choose to describe Andre Agassi.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga., 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls will be accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Overtime
Former Hephzibah High School and Clemson standout Itoro Umoh-Coleman was one of two players waived by the WNBA's Indiana Fever.

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.

Cooking wild
Ideal for an evening main dish or weekend brunch, this dish from the outdoor cookbook Eat Like a Wild Man is easy to make. Quiches can be made in batches and frozen. I prefer spicy sausage with crushed red pepper, coriander and sage.

Chronicle wins awards
The Augusta Chronicle was honored recently with two awards from the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association's 2002 Excellence in Craft competition.

Officials to discuss swimming ban

Floodplain offers good fishing

Outdoors calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.

Chronicle wins awards

Floodplain offers good fishing
Mike Floyd guided his boat past a bend in the Savannah River and turned hard to the left.

Cooking wild

Officials to discuss swimming ban
Got an opinion on swimming in the Savannah River? Local leaders want to hear it.

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

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

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:

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.

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.

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.

Who do these Indy guys think they are?

Trio can relax after big game
Tim Dumas, Glen Gauntt and Maurice Blanding can all play golf this morning with a clear conscience.

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.

Eavesdropping concerns privacy advocates
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- In the seven months since the passage of a sweeping law to combat terrorism, Internet and telecommunications companies have seen a surge in law enforcement requests to snoop on subscribers.

The man with the plan
As he walks down the street from his office at the Medical College of Georgia, Daniel W. Rahn can point out where the future will take shape five or 10 years from now, when the little buildings around him will disappear.

Wash. state wildlife cams a natural attraction
Placing live pictures of an active eagle nest on the Internet was expected to be an educational tool, said Chuck Gibilisco of the Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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.

'Mario' video game creator seeks to keep gaming simple
LOS ANGELES -- With his boyish grin, tousled black hair and "Donkey Kong" T-shirt, Shigeru Miyamoto looks like any other video gaming enthusiast at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Gamecock traveled the long road to Columbia

Gamecock traveled the long road to Columbia
It didn't take long for Daccus Turman to realize military life just wasn't his style.

Wash. state wildlife cams a natural attraction

'Mario' video game creator seeks to keep gaming simple

Astronomers map earliest light emitted in formation of universe

Eavesdropping concerns privacy advocates

The man with the plan

25 years in, Grant returns to hymns

Family warmed by memories

Faith digest

Faith and fellowship calendar

Lost sheep wanders into church, opens pastor's eyes