'Pack must win
An almost unbelievable comeback to win Game 1 against Marist on Friday wasn't enough to comfort Greenbrier catcher Robert Davis after the War Eagles had taken the second contest of the Class AAAA state semifinal series.

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

A small town deplores its cats galore
WILLIAMSBURG, Pa. - On the bright side, Williamsburg shouldn't have much of a mouse problem.

Odds and ends
MIAMI -- For the second straight year, a survey of drivers in several major cities has ranked Miami motorists as the rudest.

Froggies go a-courtin' in California
Slippery soldiers of swampy soils are invading the Murrieta, Calif., area. One by one, they hop toward their goal - water.

Unlikely trio sparks Braves

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

Braves notebook

Unlikely trio sparks Braves
ATLANTA - You couldn't build a team around any of them, but put the three together, as the Braves have done, and maybe you can add to the team's legacy of division championships.

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

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones last hit a home run on May 9, has just six long balls in 188 at-bats this season, and, yes, he's concerned.

Reds handle Braves

Braves notebook

Child-care credits can be beneficial

Help wanted

The road show

Inappropriate sentiments in a cover letter or resume

Pocket change

Insurance draws scrutiny

Funeral industry waits for boomers

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.

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

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.

Low money-market yields prompt investors to look elsewhere

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?

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.

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.

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: United Defense Aiken plant

Business calendar

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.

Just don't call me, consumers plead

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."

Online stock trading reviving

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

Hollywood hits busy summer season at full throttle
LOS ANGELES -- It's starting to feel like summer all year long for Hollywood, whose movie revenues have been running at blockbuster pace even in typically quiet months.

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.

Just don't call me, consumers plead
INDIANAPOLIS -- When Jason Settles added his name to Indiana's new "no-call" list, he expected relief from the tyranny of telemarketers.

Online stock trading reviving
He's a police dispatcher. She's a forensic specialist. As independent sorts, they prefer to make their own decisions about investing.

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.

College sports notebook

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.

Never forget

Sam Snead

S.C.'s budget pain

Off to a good start

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.

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

'In Memoriam,' 'Military Diaries' on TV agenda
The one-hour HBO documentary "In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/01" (9 p.m. Sunday) announces its intention to be a historical document from the start.

Arts calendar
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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.

Discovery Channel takes us on quite a ride
With the summer vacation season kicking off this weekend, American amusement parks are about to be deluged with visitors. With that in mind, Discovery Channel presents three programs as part of the network's Sunday (May 26) theme night: "Thrills, Chills and Spills."

TV highlights for the week
Sit back down. No one said you could go just yet.

Dyess' selfless actions teach lesson of true heroism
When I think of the topic Hometown Hero, the heroic deeds of Jimmie Dyess stand out.

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.

A meal worthy of all kinds of heroes
Our nation learned a thing or two about heroes Sept. 11. We watched, aghast, as hundreds made the ultimate sacrifice trying to save others.

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.

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.

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

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).

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.

Jackets swat away Sand Gnats
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Augusta GreenJackets jumped on Savannah early for three runs in the first inning, then withstood a Sand Gnats rally for a 5-4 victory Sunday afternoon at Grayson Stadium.

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.

Fast finish might get Andrade, Howell a spot in U.S. Open

Golf great remembered as "national treasure"

Golf great remembered as "national treasure"
HOT SPRINGS, Va. -- In a tiny church across the street from where he learned the game, Sam Snead was remembered Sunday as a "common man" who evolved from barefoot caddie to "national treasure" and one of golf's greatest players.

Golf roundup

Golf roundup

Fast finish might get Andrade, Howell a spot in U.S. Open
DUBLIN, Ohio - Billy Andrade came to the Memorial Tournament hoping to protect his No. 48 position on the world ranking and get into the U.S. Open.

Golf roundup
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Jim Furyk proved to be a worthy successor to Tiger Woods' three-year reign in the Memorial Tournament.

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.

Jackets take advantage of errors

Jackets swat away Sand Gnats

Around the horn

Greenjackets notebook

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.)

Braves top Expos
ATLANTA -- Tom Glavine is pitching so well he's even helping his teammates find a comfort zone at the plate.

Choose judges on merit

Bush struggles not to be one-term president

Businesses use Sept. 11 as excuse

Joyful play of children fills home

'In Memoriam,' 'Military Diaries' on TV agenda

Discovery Channel takes us on quite a ride

TV highlights for the week

Artichoke season offers cooks variety

Husband's white dinner jacket perfectly suitable for wedding

Road trip

Summer travel survival

A meal worthy of all kinds of heroes

Dyess' selfless actions teach lesson of true heroism

Calling all dads

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

Teacher training called success

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

Across Georgia

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

Memorial Day

Perfect attendance
AIKEN - On senior skip day, LaToya Pope, a senior at Silver Bluff High School, was in school.

Across the area

Teacher training called success
Last year, it was called Teach for Georgia. This year, it's called the Teacher Alternative Preparation Program.

Perfect attendance

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

Teacher shares his love of music

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.

News you can use

Across the area
A Richmond County jailer was burned with coffee and scratched Sunday by an inmate with a history of violence toward jail employees, authorities said.

Officials offer support for campaign hopefuls

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.

Normal people become heroes

Project causes delays, wrecks
Interstate 20 used to be a quick and easy route to work for Geneie Mitchum. Then came a construction crew and tons of equipment.

Army man gives kidney to fellow soldier

News you can use
Georgia Legal Services Program staff will be in Columbia County from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. June 19 to meet with senior citizens wanting free legal help.

Subscriber of the day

In-state tourists wooed

Teacher shares his love of music
Sound filled the band room at East Augusta Middle School as the pupils played a short exercise from their workbooks.

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

Normal people become heroes
A hero can be a lot of things.

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.

Ranger assists in faraway fire fight
One week he's helping fight a massive fire in South Georgia, the next he's teaching local Boy Scouts how to safely build a camp fire.

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.

News you can use

Critics find faults in airport master plan

Across the southeast
DUNEDIN, Fla. -Ten families are suing a Florida funeral home, alleging its former director mishandled corpses, took items from the dead bodies and left cremated remains of at least 100 people in his garage.

Politician's accuser changes her story
A former Augusta political candidate and community activist remained in the Richmond County jail Sunday, although the 15-year-old girl who had accused him and another man of kidnapping and rape had changed her story, police said.

Project causes delays, wrecks

Memorial Day
Memorial Day activities taking place in the area:

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -A private university, a public college and a technical school have teamed up to offer a bachelor's degree in criminal justice in the Myrtle Beach area.

Priests warn of upcoming allegations
Priests at two Catholic churches in Aiken County told members during Sunday services to expect to hear soon about decades-old sexual allegations against Monsignor Thomas Evatt, who retired last week from St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Aiken.

Braves top Expos

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

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.

Bill would regulate sale of fertilizers
AIKEN - Although the big news last week was a budget that was on the way for the governor to sign, a handful of other bills also made progress.

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.

Subscriber of the day
Hubert M. Whisnant is today's subscriber of the day.

Across the area

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied a request by the state to allow Atlanta to draw more water out of Lake Lanier

Southern political writer dies at 84

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

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.

Ace of planes

Army man gives kidney to fellow soldier
In April 2000, Staff Sgt. Nathanial Skinner had been on post at Fort Gordon for eight months when he met Kevin Sampson. He soon learned that Staff Sgt. Sampson, 32, suffered from kidney failure.

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).

Off-duty firefighter saved neighbor trapped in blaze
On Feb. 24, Jamie Taylor didn't think twice.

Ranger assists in faraway fire fight

Loss of vision can't stop tennis enthusiast
In 1997, a rare illness struck Alan Wood and left him almost blind.

Politician's accuser changes her story

Ace of planes
You should ask Phil Colman why people started calling him "Casey."

Suspect pinned officer with car

Rumor mill

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

Runway pros and cons

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

Across South Carolina

About the board

Across Georgia

Fireman followed his dream
ROCKY FORD, Ga. - Jeremy Brown was a firefighter the day he was born - he just had to wait until he was 18 to join the department, his chief said.

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.

Bogus robbery leads to theft charges

Change weighed for military job

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

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.

Key dates

Industry left Augusta behind

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.

Improvements aim to boost business growth

Girl dies in pool at YWCA

Plans must balance progress with preservation

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

Where the smart is

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

Artifacts get day in sun

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.

Memorial Day events

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.

Corridor program attracts visitors

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Key dates
Important dates in the history of Bush Field.

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.

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.

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:

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

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

Castroneves wins Indy 500 in wild, disputed finish
INDIANAPOLIS -- His lead evaporating with just over a lap to go, his mirrors and visor smeared with oil, Helio Castroneves saw a blurry yellow flash and feared the worst. Instead of a fuel light, though, it was a timely caution - and prelude to victory.

NASCAR notebook

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.

Veteran waits out rookie for 33rd win
CONCORD, N.C. - Experience allowed Mark Martin to wait patiently for 537 miles for Jimmie Johnson to make a mistake Sunday night.

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. - Robby Gordon couldn't buy any luck at the Indianapolis 500, and he couldn't buy any favors from NASCAR at the Coca-Cola 600.

Castroneves wins Indy 500 in wild, disputed finish

Veteran waits out rookie for 33rd win

Racing for the checkered flag

NASCAR notebook

Horry's shot seal win
LOS ANGELES -- Robert Horry and the Los Angeles Lakers seem determined to make their third championship run as cinematic as possible.

Celtics rally for historical victory

Kings hoping to extend their time in the sun

Horry's shot seal win

Nets try to forget their Game 3 collapse
BOSTON -- On a day meant for rest and reflection, the New Jersey Nets had plenty of time for both Sunday.

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.

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.

Nets try to forget their Game 3 collapse

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

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

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

Ms. Georgia Rhodes    (CHICAGO, Ill.)
CHICAGO, Ill. - Entered into rest Monday, May 20, 2002, in Chicago, Ms. Georgia E. Rhodes of Chicago. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 27, 2002, at 1

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

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.

Mr. Eugene Amerson    (MACON, Ga.)
MACON, Ga. - Eugene "Honey" Amerson, age 64, died May 25, 2002, in a local hospital. Funeral servi

Mr. Glyn Holton    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Glyn L. Ho

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

Miss Annie Harper    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Annie Virgie Harper, 85, are May 28, 2002, at 3:30p.m. at Jerusalem Baptist Church. Visi

Ms. Ruby Smith    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Angus Gillis    (SOPERTON, Ga.)
SOPERTON, Ga. - Angus W. "Bill" Gillis, 82, of Adrian died Sunday. Funeral services are at Adrian United Methodist Church a

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

Mr. Kelton Gibson    (Washington, Ga.)
Washingotn, Ga.- Funeral Services for Mr Kelton "Boodoo" Gibson, 82, will be held Monday, May 27, 2002, at noon at Reeves Chapel Baptist Church in Tignall. Mclendon Memerial Fuenral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Mattie Callaway    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. -

Mrs. Annie Cunningham    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Mae Cunningham will be 2p.m. Tuesday at

Mr. Adron Dunaway    (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Adron Dunaway, 79, beloved hus

Mrs. Lillie Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr

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

Ms. Dorothy Cooper    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Brenda Dunn    (JONESBORO, Ga.)
JONESBORO, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at the residence of

Mr. Joshua Smith    (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Miss Amanda Stewart    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
WARRENVILLE, S.C. - The funeral service for Miss Amanda Nicole Stewart will be conducted today Monday, Ma

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

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. Brenda Dunn    (JONESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Lowe    (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

Mr. John Roukoski    (MARTINEZ, 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. 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. Sylvester Watson    (GILBERT, S.C.)

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

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

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

Ms. Mary Boyd    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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.

Mr. William Arra Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga. - The Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. William T. Arra Jr., 47

Mr. Skip Beauchaine    (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 1

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

Miss Dorothy Wong    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Dorothy Wong    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Sarah Young (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Mary Boyd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Adron Dunaway (THOMSON, Ga.)

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

Mr. Kelton Gibson (Washington, Ga.)

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

Miss Amanda Stewart (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Angus Gillis (SOPERTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Georgia Rhodes (CHICAGO, Ill.)

Mr. William Arra Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Glyn Holton (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Brenda Dunn (JONESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Corley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Barbara Mosley (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Peggy Newman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Dorothy Cooper (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Skip Beauchaine (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Miss Dorothy Wong

Ms. Jacqueline Blount (OXON HILL, Md.)

Mrs. Brenda Dunn (JONESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. John Roukoski (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Miss Dorothy Wong (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Georgia Rhodes (CHICAGO, Ill.)

Mrs. Annie Cunningham (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Angus Drane (LONGWOOD, Fla.)

Ms. Ruby Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roger Dotson (WAYNSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Peggy Newman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Dorothy Wong (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Annie Harper (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Mattie Callaway (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lillie Corley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Felix Wilkes (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

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.

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

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.

Off to a good start
When Clay Killian left his Fairfield County interim manager's post a little over six months ago to come aboard as Aiken County administrator, he knew he had a big task ahead of him. It wasn't just because he was taking on a new job, either.

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."

Never forget
Memorial Day traditionally is a time to remember and honor those who have given their lives to protect our country and our way of life. But for many Americans the holiday has been little more than the end of a three-day weekend filled with shopping, fishing at the lake or trips to Myrtle Beach for some fun in the sun.

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.

War Emblem: Super or subpar?

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Area sports announcements

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

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Capriati among the few healthy stars at French Open

Trio can relax after big game

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

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.

Capriati among the few healthy stars at French Open
PARIS -- Jennifer Capriati hasn't gotten around to watching a tape of one of the most thrilling French Open finals in history.

Overtime
There's a new Memorial Day tradition: Princeton and Syracuse playing for the NCAA lacrosse championship.

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.

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.

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.

A troubled gaming addict takes his life
HUDSON, Wis. -- His mother found Shawn Woolley's body in a rocking chair in front of his computer. His head was slumped to one side - still facing a screen of the online game that she says had become his obsession.

Did you really delete those files?
Would you put a file cabinet in that yard sale or a charitable organization's truck with financial records, personal documents and photo albums still inside?

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.

'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.

Ancient games rejuvenated
Remember the Atari 2600 gaming system? Remember how we used to spend hours in front of our TV sets playing games like "Combat," "Missile Command" and "Warlords"?

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.

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.

Gamecocks fall short of SEC crown
HOOVER, Ala. -- Jeffrey Norris had to throw an extra 100 pitches or so, but once again he was on the mound at the end of a big Alabama victory in the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Gamecocks fall short of SEC crown

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

Gamecock traveled the long road to Columbia

A small town deplores its cats galore

Froggies go a-courtin' in California

Odds and ends

A troubled gaming addict takes his life

'Mario' video game creator seeks to keep gaming simple

Ancient games rejuvenated

The man with the plan

Eavesdropping concerns privacy advocates

Did you really delete those files?

Wash. state wildlife cams a natural attraction