Standing ovations
The arrival of summer vacation doesn't have to mean that learning stops cold. Fort Discovery will offer a variety of educational opportunities throughout the summer, including an optical-illusion exhibition running through June 9, science movies in the museum's theater and weeklong Discover Camps June 10 to July 22.

At the Movies: 'Undercover Brother'
The worst you can say about "Undercover Brother," a generally harmless piece of idiocy, is that its roots are showing.

Love can be found even at the 'Bus Stop'
The lonely heart will look for love almost anywhere - in the aisles of the grocery store, bellied up to a bar, online or off the beaten path.

Piecing it together

Video watch
JUST OUT: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Slackers

Bavarian House serves old German favorites

Selections for music hall of fame announced
TLC and Clarence Carter have been selected for induction in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country music shows gravitating to weird

Foreign shores intrigue Americans
Who hasn't dreamed of shedding responsibility, taking off for foreign climes and going native? We all share a blissful wish - at some point - of living the life of a starving artist in Paris, or diving for breakfast off a tropical reef, or dining at night under the looming shadow of the Acropolis.

Love can be found even at the 'Bus Stop'

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

Acting siblings deserve congratulations, apologies

Bavarian House serves old German favorites
Tucked inconspicuously into kitchen drawers everywhere are some prized possessions: family recipes.

Miracles happen

Applause calendar
GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhl

Concert calendar

Acting siblings deserve congratulations, apologies
Former Augustans Hunter and Sutton Foster are enjoying some fairly spectacular Broadway success - and I owe them an apology.

Club calendar

Piecing it together
Textile artist Guila Dennis's stylized portraits, whimsical animal figures and color-saturated landscapes begin life in the most unlikely of places.

Selections for music hall of fame announced

Miracles happen
When Sandra and Eugene Bailey decided to have children, they didn't expect twins - much less identical twins born three months prematurely - or the medical problems associated with the pregnancy.

Foreign shores intrigue Americans

At the Movies: 'The Sum of All Fears'
Ben Affleck is not the guy I want saving my country from nuclear annihilation at the hands of the Russians.

Applause calendar

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. For an online movie guide, check out augusta.com/movies. The service provides theater locations and movie times.

Video watch

At the Movies: 'The Sum of All Fears'

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country music shows gravitating to weird
Just when we're nearly over the sight of Kid Rock in a dingy white T-shirt singing about obscenities May 22 on the Academy of Country Music Awards show with faded country star Hank Williams Jr., here comes another weird country moment.

Concert calendar
KANSAS AND REO SPEEDWAGON: Friday, June 7, Fort Gordon; $20 advance, $25 at gate; tickets available at Regions banks, Papa John's Pizza outlets, selected Fort Gordon locations and Web site www.fortgordon.com.

Caminiti backs off steroid statement
Ken Caminiti backed away from statements about steroids attributed to him in Sports Illustrated, insisting he never meant that half of major leaguers are taking the drugs.

Are Devil Rays next on baseball hit list?
It appears the Tampa Bay Devil Rays might be next on commissioner Bud Selig's hit list.

Metrodome commission defers decision on settlement with Twins
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins' landlord postponed a vote Wednesday on a proposed settlement that would keep the team at the Metrodome at least through next season.

Are Devil Rays next on baseball hit list?

Metrodome commission defers decision on settlement with Twins

Postcards begin to arrive from out West

The case of the corpse in the closet
MAYNARDVILLE, Tenn. - Janitorial jobs can be a dirty business, but one cleaning man got more than he bargained for Tuesday morning when he found a body in a broom closet at the Union County Courthouse.

Odds and ends
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Manitoba Wildlife Rehabilitation Organization has gotten itself into some otter nonsense.

Glavine questions Caminiti's claim
ATLANTA - Pitcher Tom Glavine has had to deal with many issues during his 12 years as player representative for the Atlanta Braves. Dealing with former teammate Ken Caminiti's charges of rampant league-wide steroid use, is now tops on the list.

Glavine questions Caminiti's claim

First-place Braves resembling MASH unit

Marquis rescues braves

Braves notebook

Braves fall to Expos

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - TBS broadcaster and Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton said he will undergo kidney surgery Thursday, and be out for at least four weeks.

Braves fall to Expos
ATLANTA - So much for the Atlanta Braves taking advantage of Kevin Millwood's finest outing this year.

Marquis rescues braves
ATLANTA - Your No. 3 hitter is seated on the bench. Your left fielder is hobbling. Your second baseman is 37 years old, and your first baseman claims he's only 40.

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - One day removed from leaving Turner Field on crutches after fouling a ball off his right calf, Atlanta left fielder Chipper Jones was feeling considerably better prior to Wednesday night's game with Montreal.

Braves notebook

First-place Braves resembling MASH unit
ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones was on crutches, Gary Sheffield was limping and Jesse Garcia was in the outfield, which sums up the state of the Atlanta Braves these days.

Aiken company uses water technology
AIKEN - It starts with a noise that an exhaling whale would make.

Biotech firm looking at area
Augusta's biotechnology initiative received a boost this week when owners of an Ohio startup told Augusta Showcase officials they are "very serious" about moving to the city's medical district.

Business briefs
HOUSTON - El Paso Corp. is curtailing its energy trading activities, cutting about 300 jobs and slashing in half its investment in the division while boosting spending on its natural gas business. The moves announced Wednesday will reduce its anticipated earnings, however, and Wall Street responded by driving its stock down more than 23 percent.

Aiken company uses water technology

Owners discuss forming district
A small group of downtown property owners met Thursday and rejected the Downtown Development Authority's plan for a Business Improvement District but embraced the general concept.

Biotech firm looking at area

Developer plans hotels
Augusta's 66th hotel is under construction on Gordon Highway near the Bobby Jones Expressway interchange. The same developer will create No. 67 later this year.

Owners discuss forming district

Business briefs

Business briefs
The cost of federal student loans is about to fall for most borrowers from already historic lows, the U.S. Education Department said.

Developer plans hotels

LeClair's battle at forefront of Clemson NCAA regional

LeClair's battle at forefront of Clemson NCAA regional
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson coach Jack Leggett watched his former player at Western Carolina, Keith LeClair, grow into his nickname, "Condo," and mature into a successful college coach.

A Few more troubles

Video poker KO'd

Free the swimmers

Reagan's dream fulfilled

In the know
The Brawny paper towel company is looking for a new face to feature on its products.

Wide film choices bring record revenue at theaters
LOS ANGELES -- Action blockbusters, family fare and thrillers combined to hoist Hollywood to a record $200 million Memorial Day weekend.

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, fitness and health activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle.

Capsules
Drinking lots of tea may provide some protection against heart attacks, a Harvard University study suggests.

Senior strength
The music pumps through the room and the aerobics instructor calls out the count as her students follow the movements: stepping in place, knees high; swinging their arms; lifting hand-held weights at a steady pace.

Game offers toddlers a jump start
Animals often fascinate the preschool set, and Knowledge Adventures' new title Jump Start Animal Adventure is a nice alternative to dragging a toddler around the local zoo.

Gardeners name plants lovingly
When Aiken master gardeners Linda and Sam Christine couldn't find space in their back yard to plant another flower, they started on the front yard.

Viruses feed on tomatoes

Gardeners name plants lovingly

Viruses feed on tomatoes
Tomato plants are already experiencing problems with spotted wilt virus, bacterial wilt and fusarium wilt.

Bakker wants to return to Omaha
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coaches and teammates call 6-foot-9 left-hander Kyle Bakker "the Big Donk," as in donkey.

Louisville facing underdog role in regional
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech's been to the NCAA tournament 17 of the past 18 years. Georgia advanced to the College World Series a year ago, and Coastal Carolina is in a regional for the second straight season.

Louisville facing underdog role in regional

GreenJackets scouting report
Charleston (S.C.) RiverDogs (Devil Rays) at Augusta GreenJackets (Red Sox)

Jackets pitcher nearly hurls gem
MACON - Augusta's Manny Delcarmen was nearly untouchable Wednesday night.

Augusta wins seventh straight
MACON, Ga. - Derrick Lewis and Horatio Ramirez made their 2002 debut for the Maco

Life is simply our choices to a bunch of options

Weather holds up Jaguars
UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio - Lightning and heavy rain came at the wrong time for Augusta State's golf team Wednesday. The Jaguars were just getting warmed up.

Colorado, Portie post low scores before play is stopped

Montgomerie cleared to play despite back injury
WOBURN, England -- Colin Montgomerie was cleared to play in the U.S. Open after doctors determined he won't need surgery on his ailing back.

Barry White's former road manager playing senior tour.
CLIFTON, N.J. -- Clyde Hughey has been stopped by fans a couple of times at NFL Golf Classic and asked to sign an autograph.

LPGA rookie deals with ups and downs of tour

Player to try qualifying for British Open

LPGA rookie deals with ups and downs of tour
AURORA, Ill. -- Natalie Gulbis is still trying to figure out how to find her way from one tournament to the next and here she is being hailed as the next big star in women's golf.

Faldo given exemption to U.S. Open
FAR HILLS, N.J. -- Nick Faldo, a three-time Masters and British Open champion, received a special exemption Wednesday to play in the U.S. Open.

Colorado, Portie post low scores before play is stopped
UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio -- Ben Portie shot a 5-under-par 66 to lead Colorado's quick start Wednesday before heavy rains and lightning suspended the first round of the NCAA men's golf championship.

Weather holds up Jaguars

Langham ties course record

Langham ties course record
POTOMAC, Md. -- Finishing strong rounds at the same time on opposite sides of the course, Greg Norman and Chris DiMarco made a joint case for proven winners in a tournament where the little-knowns usually prevail.

Montgomerie five strokes off lead after first round

Kemper has human interest but little glamour

Barry White's former road manager playing senior tour.

Faldo given exemption to U.S. Open

Tigers, Jackets in front

Kemper has human interest but little glamour
POTOMAC, Md. -- Tiger Woods would have looked out of place here, anyway.

Webb hopes for successful return to Chicago area

Player to try qualifying for British Open
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Gary Player is no longer exempt from playing in the British Open, but that doesn't mean he has given up on playing in golf's oldest championship.

Tigers, Jackets in front
UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio - Consistent play has Augusta State's golf team in contention for the title halfway through the NCAA Division I Championships.

Webb hopes for successful return to Chicago area
AURORA, ILL. -- Maybe Karrie Webb can sample of little of what the Chicago area has to offer this time.

Montgomerie five strokes off lead after first round
WOBURN, England -- Colin Montgomerie, playing despite a back injury, shot a 2-under-par 70 in windy conditions Thursday and was five shots off the lead after the first round of the British Masters.

Jackets pitcher nearly hurls gem

GreenJackets scouting report

Augusta wins seventh straight

Carolina has week off before Game 1 of Cup
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes would rather work than wait.

Canes started season 40-to-1 odds to win Cup
RALEIGH, N.C. -- This is a franchise with a miserable postseason past, the NHL's youngest coach and a collection of players who aren't exactly household names.

Carolina has week off before Game 1 of Cup

Red Wings blank Avalanche
DENVER -- Brendan Shanahan broke out of his scoring slump just in time to save Detroit's season.

Red Wings blank Avalanche

Canes started season 40-to-1 odds to win Cup

Postcards begin to arrive from out West
The vacation postcards have begun to arrive. Marty and Doris Charnock send one from Oregon - a state often difficult to get. They write: "Traveling from Reno to Lake Tahoe, Crater Lake, Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens and the coastline."

Monsignor to surrender on sex assault charges today
An Aiken priest has agreed to surrender to Charleston County authorities at 3 p.m. today on charges that he sexually assaulted a boy at a Catholic church 25 years ago, police said.

Belle Meade barn destroyed
THOMSON - Lightning is believed to be the cause of a Friday morning fire that destroyed one of three barns owned by The Belle Meade Hunt, Inc.

Woman accused in shooting pleads not guilty
The woman accused of shooting a Columbia County deputy pleaded not guilty Thursday to a host of charges in Columbia County Superior Court.

Shooting suspect caught
The Augusta man sought in the shooting death of Henry L. Murray III was arrested Friday before 3 p.m. at a Gordon Highway motel.

Backs Ferrara for S.C. House

Declares syndicated cartoon was dishonorable and disgusting

The whole-language approach to reading defended

Declares syndicated cartoon was dishonorable and disgusting

Forum examines teen pregnancy

Palestinian defender is dishonest

Berckmans area resident not impressed by new land buyers

Senate Democrats stalling legislation

Capsules

Game offers toddlers a jump start

In the know

Wide film choices bring record revenue at theaters

Senior strength

Health calendar

Monsignor confesses, report says

Around town

Delayed facility accepts inmates

Principal says final goodbye

Walker won't be prosecuted

Corrections
Because of editing errors, incorrect information was included in a story about the West Nile virus in Thursday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle. Mosquito larvae control efforts in Richmond County focus on standing water, such as ponds. Dead birds suspected of having died of the West Nile virus are shipped for testing to the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study at the University of Georgia at Athens.

Across the area

Officials sanction recruiting centers
The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce should have spent more time luring new industry to the area this year and less time criticizing local government if business officials were serious about economic development, an Augusta commissioner said.

News you can use
MAY 31, 1930 Two traffic officers may be placed in Augusta next week to round up South Carolina automobiles and trucks owned by out-of-state residents who do business in Georgia. They will be forced to purchase Georgia license tags.

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

Monsignor to surrender on sex assault charges today

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Toni Seals-Johnson of Augusta.

Curator studies badge's origins

Tree falls on car, injuring its driver

Across Georgia

Shootout trial heads to jury

News you can use

Subscriber of the day

Investors look at life sciences
Call it the opposite of Pets.com.

Curator studies badge's origins
Its place in history is anyone's guess. Its value can only be estimated. But Gordon Blaker, the curator at the Augusta Museum of History, has an idea about where the museum's newly acquired Augusta Guards badge originated.

Around town

Subscriber of the day

Lobbyist spending sets record in session
ATLANTA - The longest General Assembly session in decades also was the most expensive ever for the lobbyists who ply lawmakers with meals, tickets and other gifts.

Walker won't be prosecuted
ATLANTA - The Georgia attorney general's office decided not to prosecute Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker after a state investigation into allegations that he watered down a bill regulating cemeteries in exchange for campaign contributions.

Interstate concerns residents
Ronda McZilkey's two children don't play in the back yard anymore.

Man denies cruelty charges
A man accused of two counts of animal cruelty said Wednesday that he's not solely responsible for the deaths of miniature horses on his property.

2 convicted, 1 acquitted in year-old home invasion

Shootout trial heads to jury
A jury will be called on today to decide whether three men bent on killing set off a shootout in an Augusta apartment last spring or whether something else could have precipitated the bloodshed.

Corrections

Tax preparer, workers sentenced for fraud
A woman who ran a string of tax preparation businesses, along with four of her former employees, received federal sentences ranging from probation to prison Wednesday.

Interstate concerns residents

Monsignor confesses, report says
Confronted by allegations that he sexually assaulted a boy 25 years ago in a Catholic church, Aiken Monsignor Thomas Evatt this month confessed to a "singular horrible event," according to a police report released Wednesday.

Across the area

Delayed facility accepts inmates
Aiken County officials will have an open house June 23 at the county's new jail.

Hit-and-run accuser enters rehab

Suspect pleads innocent
Tamika Bumpass' attorneys will be in town next week to discuss her case. They say they are not sure when they will be ready for trial.

Attic treasures

Monsignor surrenders to police
Aiken Monsignor Thomas Evatt surrendered to police in Charleston, S.C., on Thursday on a sexual misconduct charge and went to a bond hearing armed with 150 letters of support.

Suspect pleads innocent

Hit-and-run accuser enters rehab
Leroy Crew, the man who accused a local photographer of killing Divine Monroe in a high-profile hit-and-run, was sent to a drug rehabilitation center Wednesday after his parole was revoked.

Monsignor surrenders to police

Attic treasures
Susan Combs Aldrich traveled all the way from Milledgeville to Washington, Ga., on Wednesday for The Mary Willis Library's attic sale.

News you can use
May 30, 1920 To the Boys Club members of Richmond County: Boys who have joined the Pig Club for this year are expected to have their pig and begin keeping record of cost of feed, amount of gain, etc., in their record books June 1. Some of the boys have their pigs already. Some have selected theirs and will get them as soon as old enough, while others perhaps haven't a pig in view.

Authorities search for suspect in slaying
Henry L. Murray III went into the Mom & Pop's Convenience Store on Thursday afternoon to buy three sodas.

News you can use

Across the area
A fast-moving storm dropped more than 3 inches of rain on parts of the Augusta area Thursday night, leaving roads and some residences flooded.

Man denies cruelty charges

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Southern Financial Group has been sued by the Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly running an illegal scheme that has raised $25 million.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Sandra Banister of Martinez.

2 convicted, 1 acquitted in year-old home invasion
Two men convicted of crimes committed during a violent home invasion face long - potentially lifelong - prison sentences, but a third defendant was acquitted Thursday.

Lobbyist spending sets record in session

Across Georgia

Few quits Washington fire chief job

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Tri-State Crematory operator Ray Brent Marsh lost his bid to get a new judge Wednesday.

Few quits Washington fire chief job
Former Augusta Fire Chief Ronnie Few resigned from the District of Columbia's fire department Wednesday morning amid controversy over allegations he lied on his rsum and hired former colleagues to fill chiefs positions, for which they were not qualified.

Principal says final goodbye
AIKEN - Christine Sanders stood amid smiling teachers putting children onto buses for the last time this school year.

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - The mastermind behind a 1985 helicopter escape from the Perry Correctional Institution was denied parole Wednesday.

Tree falls on car, injuring its driver
A Richmond County woman suffered minor injuries in a car accident that involved a tree, power lines and a beehive.

Across Georgia
BRUNSWICK - With the cleanup of the 1,400-gallon oil spill in Terry Creek nearing completion Thursday, authorities were assessing the damage and considering raising the sunken barge that leaked the oil Saturday.

Three schools get grants for reading instruction
Ursula Givens knows the benefits her children can reap from reading.

Three schools get grants for reading instruction

Across the area
A 7-year-old boy was killed in a Glascock County fire Tuesday night, and his father was burned while trying to rescue him, officials said.

Soccer will never win America's heart
Quick, turn on your television. If you didn't sleep too late and you don't have a job to go to, you might just catch the end of the big France vs. Senegal soccer match.

Life is simply our choices to a bunch of options
Even though someone else sets your table, brings you your food and cleans up after you, eating in a restaurant can get pretty complicated.

Spotlight on Todd Bodine

Nadeau tries to adjust
DOVER, Del. - Rick Hendrick, whose cars have won five of the past seven NASCAR Winston Cup Series championships, said the most important thing in racing isn't a fast car or a fast driver. It's people who think fast on their feet.

Gordon out to end 20-race losing streak
DOVER, Del. -- While it might not take another record-breaking run at Dover International Speedway, a strong finish in the MBNA Platinum 400 is critical to Jeff Gordon's title hopes.

Racing facts
Here are facts about Sunday's MBNA Platinum 400 race.

Spotlight on Todd Bodine
Here is a profile of NASCAR driver Todd Bodine.

NASCAR notebook

Crawford takes Craftsman Truck Series pole
DOVER, Del. -- Rick Crawford took the pole position for the first time in 132 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races, turning a lap at 150.414 mph Thursday at Dover International Speedway

Gordon out to end 20-race losing streak

Tracy looking for uncontested win
WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- Paul Tracy figures it's about time things start to go his way again.

Crawford takes Craftsman Truck Series pole

Trio injects power into Roush Racing
CONCORD, N.C. - It would have been easy for Roush Racing to lose its way when an airplane Jack Roush was flying plunged into a south Alabama pond April 19. But a team that seemingly fell from grace on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series a year ago, responded in ways its boss not only would appreciate, but also demands.

Tracy looking for uncontested win

Nadeau tries to adjust

Racing facts

Trio injects power into Roush Racing

NASCAR notebook
CONCORD, N.C. - Richard Childress couldn't swap the drivers in his race team, so he swapped everything else.

Kings on verge of impressive victory

Nets top Celtics
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- After letting a 20-point lead drop to one, the New Jersey Nets used a 20-1 run to make certain it wouldn't happen again.

Kings on verge of impressive victory
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Mike Bibby stayed up late, rehashing the biggest shot of his life with his girlfriend, mother and brothers. When he finally went to bed, however, he had a sound, dreamless sleep.

M.L. Carr named president of Sting, wants to lure NBA team to Charlotte

Nets top Celtics

Celtics don't want to play catch-up anymore

Bryant, Lakers have game faces on
LOS ANGELES -- A day after being animated and outgoing, Kobe Bryant was a man of few words Thursday.

Bryant, Lakers have game faces on

Celtics don't want to play catch-up anymore
BOSTON -- If the Boston Celtics don't find a way to get off to a better start, there is a greater chance their season will come to a finish Friday night in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Mr. Rufus Collins    (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Funeral service for Mr. Rufus Collins of Giraffe Dr., Harlem, will be held Saturday, June 1, 2002, at 2p.m., at the New Appling Grove Baptist Church, Appling

Mrs. Sophie Slaughter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Lewis    (MAYFIELD, Ga.)
MAYFIELD, Ga.- Mrs. Patricia Ann Lewis, 45, of Lakeview Drive, Mayfield, died Saturda

Miss Myrtle Jordan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leroy Jackson    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Davis    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
WASHINGTON, Ga

Mr. George Moose    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mr. George Moose, 67, husband of Betsy H. Moose, of Coulter Drive, entered into rest May 30, 2002, at his residence. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2002, from H

Mrs. Lenoria Davis    (FT. WORTH, Texas)
WORTH, Texas - Funeral service for Mrs. Lenoria Bolton Davis of 32ND Street, Ft. Worth, who

Mrs. Annie Young    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Annie L. Young, 79, of Silver Bluff Road, Beech Island, who died May 28, 2002, will be conducted this Friday morning at 11a.m. from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. Rev. Allen Ca

Mr. Conrad Lewis    (MODOC, S.C.)
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Mr. James Osteen    (GREEN RIVER, N.C.)
GREEN RIVER, N.C.-James Paul Osteen, 80, of Green River, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at his home. A native of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Charles McDonald Osteen and Flora Tankersley Osteen. He was a veteran of WWII, ha

Mrs. Frances Garrard    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - A time of celebration occurred on May 2

Mrs. Billie Hildebrandt    (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN, Ga.-Mrs. Billie Joyce Strickland Hildebrandt, 59

Mrs. Ather Lindsey    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Ather Davis Lindsey, age 99, of Sandersville, died Wednesday, M

Featured obituary: Mr. Bobby E. Diles
According to family members, Bobby E. Diles, a retired staff sergeant, loved the military, but in 1975 when one of his brothers needed a kidney, he gave one of his own, even though it meant having to leave the Army.

Mr. John Pixley    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
JOHNSTON, S.C. - John Henry "Pops" Pixley, died May 28, 2002. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2002, at the Union Baptist Church,

Mr. Ronnie Mealing    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Ronnie Mealing, 37, will held at 3 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2002, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, North Augusta with the Rev. Delbert Nero officiating. Burial

Mr. Jim Pontoon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, May 24, 2002, at Augusta Hill Nursing Home, Mr. Jim Pontoon of Cumming Road. Funeral servi

Mr. Clayton Anderson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C.

Mr. Ernest Johnson    (MARIETTA, Ga.)
MARIETTA, Ga. - Mr. Ernest Johnson, of Marietta, died Saturday, morning, May 25, 2002. Funeral services will be held on Fri

Mr. Lonnie Thomas Sr.    (DUBLIN, Ga.)
DUBLIN, Ga. - Entered into rest on Monday, May 27, 2002, at Fairview Park Hos

Miss Marsha Reed    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest

Mr. Cymonie Roberts    (WARRENTON, Ga.)
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mr. Cymonie Roberts died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at the University Hospital, Augusta. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2p.m., from the Lithonia Baptist Church, Camak with the Rev. William

Mrs. Leroy Jackson    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Lila Jones    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Hickson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at Kentwood Nursing Home, Mrs. Ethel H. Hickson, formerly of Perry Avenue, of Spicewood Drive. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are two sisters, LaVancy Je

Mrs. June Hodges    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga.- June Lavone Hodges ente

Ms. Lisa Roberts    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Harvell    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, G a.- Mrs. Linda Gail Harvell, W. 9th Street, originally of Brooklyn, N.Y. succumbed Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at her residence. She attended school and finished college in New York City. To cherish her memori

Mrs. Sophie Slaughter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, May 25, 2002, at the University Hospital, Mrs. Sophie E. Slaughter of

Mrs. Harriet Brown    (SILVER SPRING, Md.)

Mrs. Connor Goodrich    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Connor Cleckley Goodrich
Connor Cleckley Goodrich, the widow of decorated military hero Lt. Col. Jimmie Dyess, died Tuesday at her home in Brandon Wilde. She was 91.

Mrs. Debbie Gill    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered

Mr. George Milton    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga.-Mr. George Milton of Curry Circle Lincolnton, died May 25, 2002. Graveside services

Ms. Johnetta Garrett    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGU

Mrs. Leola Mayweather    (SPARTA, Ga.)
SPARTA, Ga. - Mrs. Leola Mayweather, 90, of Sparta, died May 25, 2002. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Warren Chapel African M

Mr. William Echols    (TIGNALL, Ga)
TIGNALL, Ga - Mr. William Vernon "Bud" Echols, 81, of Freeman Road., entered into rest Tuesday at Wills Memorial H

Mrs. Lugenia Anderson    (PARKSVILLE, S.C.)
PARKSVILLE, S.C. - Mrs. Lugenia Anderson, 82, of Old Augusta Road, died May 27, 2002. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Cedar Spring Baptis

Mrs. Brenda Drake    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Leila Allen    (MIDVILLE, Ga.)
MIDVILLE, Ga.- A memorial service for Mrs. Leila L. Allen who began eternal rest May 25, 2002 will be held June 1, 2002 at 11 a.m.

Mr. Bobby Diles    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Johnnie Tilley    (SPARTA, Ga.)
SPARTA, Ga. - Mrs. Johnnie Lee Tilley, age 90, of Hwy. 22, Sparta, di

Mrs. Grace Craig    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
WARRENVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest Mrs. Grace Yelvington Craig, Baker Street, Warrenville. She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. William V. Craig. Survivors include her daughters, Pat Efird, Jean Futch, Dolly Rearden, Carol Gib

Mrs. Beverly Sumner    (BLYTHE, Ga.)
BLYTHE, Ga.- Mrs. Beverly C

Mrs. Lillie Corley    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - A memorial

Mr. David Selph    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Carter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard Pitts Jr.    (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Funeral services for Mr. Leonard Pitts Jr. are June 1, 2002, at 10a.m. at Thompson- Strickland-Waters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Union Baptist Church

Mr. Emmitt Carroll III    (ALEXANDRIA, Va.)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Mr. Emmitt Carroll III, entered into rest May 21 at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C. He is survived by his parents, Rev. Dr. Tip and Kathy Carroll, Wre

Mrs. Pearl Newton    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mrs. Pearl Roberts Newton, 88, of Pickrum Street, died May 24, 2002. Funeral services will be 3

Mr. Mark Brown, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. Mark Arthur Brown, 40, of Union Church Lane, Aiken, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, at Fairfield Health Car

Mr. Frank Jones    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -

Mrs. Emma Brown    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Mrs. Emma Lee Brown, 67, wife of Mr. Thomas M. Brown, entered into rest, Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at Beverly Manor Nursing Home. Funeral serv

Mr. James Jackson    (MATTHEWS, S.C.)
MATTHEWS, S.C.- Services for James C. Jackson, 60, will be held at 11a.m. on June, 1, 2002, at Greater Zion Baptist Church in St. Matthews with the burial

Mr. Bobby Birks    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Young    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Annie L. Young, 79, of Silver Bluff Road, Beech Island, who died May 28, 2002, will be conducted Friday morning at 11a.m. from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home.

Mr. Ronnie Mealing    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Ethel Hickson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Green    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mrs. Bertha Lue Corley Green, 87, of Concord Church Road, died May 25, 2002. Funeral services were held

Mr. Robert Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Brown    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Mrs. Emma Lee Brown, 67, wife of Mr. Thomas M. Brown, entered into rest, Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at Beverly Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services will be 1

Jonathan Brown    (GIBSON, Ga.)
GIBSON, Ga. - Jonathan D. Brown, 7, of Ashley Court, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at his residence. The funeral will be held at 2p.m., today at Mitchell Full Gospel Church in Mitchell, with Rev. Jacky Downs officiating. Intermen

Mrs. Georgia Atkinson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia L. Atkinson, 75, of North Augusta, who died May 29, 2002, will be conducted this Friday afternoon at 3 p.m., from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral H

Mr. Wiley Kneece    (OLAR, S.C.)
OLAR, S.C. - Mr. Wiley J. Kneece, 64, of Olar died Tuesday morning at his residence after an extended illness. Mr. Kneece was born February 19, 1938, in Aiken County, the s

Mr. Dennis Barton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Georgia Atkinson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia L. Atkinson, 75, of North Augusta,

Connor Goodrich    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Clayton Anderson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funer

Ms. Brenda Blacks    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Brenda Blacks, 41, departed this life May 24, 2002, at the Edgefield County Hospital. Funeral services will be held 3 p.

Mr. Franklin Allen    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Entered into rest May 27,

Mrs. Sylvia Beauron    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered i

Mr. Harry Moore Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Harry F. Moore Sr., 54, died Wednesday in Augusta. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday in Riverside Cemetery, Main

Ms. Lucy Baker    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Lucy Dukes Baker, 59,

Deacon Willie Aaron Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Deacon Willie Aaron , Sr., 82, of Monte Carlo Drive, depart

Ms. Johnetta Garrett    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.- Funeral services for Ms. Johnetta L. Garrett, 27, will be held 2 p.m., Sunday,

Featured obituary: Mrs. Brenda Drake
Reading a book changed Brenda Drake's life forever.

Mrs. Bertha Bland    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at her residence, Mrs. Bertha Moody Bland of Hilltop Court, Hephzibah. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are three sons, John (Pearl) Bland III, Bernard Bland, Darryl Bland, Augusta; five daughters, Doris Howard-Settles, Hehpzibah, Barbara S. Lewis, Carol Jeanette (Joseph Lockleer), Augusta, Jeraline (Arthur) Luckey, Ivie (James) Turman, Martinez; stepson, Darryl M. Carpenter, Augusta; mother, Nina Cheathem, Augusta,; brothers, Allen Moody, Philadelphia, Michael (Donna) Moody, Martinez, 31 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Alma Bland, Hephzibah, Lauree Jackson, Augusta, Anna Bell B. White, Philadelphia, Otelia Moody, New York; two brothers- in-law, David Bland, Roosevelt (Lillie Mae) Bland, Augusta; goddaughter, Johnnie Mae Wooten, Augusta. Williams Funeral Home, 2945 Old Tobacco Road, Hephzibah.

Mr. Emmitt Carroll III (ALEXANDRIA, Va.)

Mr. Jim Pontoon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Johnetta Garrett (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James Osteen (GREEN RIVER, N.C.)

Mrs. Grace Craig (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Leila Allen (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Leroy Jackson (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Clayton Anderson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lillie Corley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Harriet Brown (SILVER SPRING, Md.)

Mr. Franklin Allen (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ms. Brenda Blacks (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Connor Cleckley Goodrich

Mrs. Johnnie Tilley (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rufus Collins (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Leonard Pitts Jr. (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Mr. William Echols (TIGNALL, Ga)

Mrs. Annie Young (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Ethel Hickson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Frank Jones (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Mrs. Brenda Drake

Mr. George Milton (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. James Carter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Garrard (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Birks (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Harvell (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Clayton Anderson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Connor Goodrich (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Annie Young (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. Georgia Atkinson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. James Jackson (MATTHEWS, S.C.)

Mrs. Beverly Sumner (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lila Jones (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Green (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. John Pixley (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Ms. Johnetta Garrett (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Connor Goodrich (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Billie Hildebrandt (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Wiley Kneece (OLAR, S.C.)

Mrs. Lugenia Anderson (PARKSVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Sophie Slaughter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie Mealing (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Emma Brown (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Jonathan Brown (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Bobby Diles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lonnie Thomas Sr. (DUBLIN, Ga.)

Miss Myrtle Jordan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Joe Davis (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Georgia Atkinson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Lucy Baker (CHARLOTTE, N.C.)

Deacon Willie Aaron Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harry Moore Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ather Lindsey (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Sophie Slaughter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ronnie Mealing (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Bobby E. Diles

Ms. Lisa Roberts (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. David Selph (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest Johnson (MARIETTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Lewis (MAYFIELD, Ga.)

Miss Marsha Reed (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Leola Mayweather (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Brown (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Dennis Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. June Hodges (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sylvia Beauron (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Lenoria Davis (FT. WORTH, Texas)

Mr. Conrad Lewis (MODOC, S.C.)

Face reality; make needed changes
Our society has become too protective, shielding people from the realities of life. Recently, WJBF-TV showed what happens when an animal shelter has too many unwanted pets. The pets are killed by euthanasia. To people who think this is too harsh for TV viewers, these are the realities of life. Many things happen we don't want to see.Carlene Johnson, Evans, Ga.

Free the swimmers
Swimmers may have a reprieve from Augusta's archaic and probably unconstitutional law against swimming and wading in the Savannah River. The Augusta Public Safety Commission has directed City Attorney Jim Wall to write an ordinance that says swimmers can use the river at their own risk.

Palestinian defender is dishonest
Recently, in an attempt to be more fair and balanced, The Chronicle has been devoting large amounts of space to dishonest representatives of the Arab community. In a May 23 guest column, Isaam Nashashibi represents the Arab point of view by mentioning events out of context, leaving out many important facts and suggesting unrealistic solutions. Mark Gelbart, Augusta

The whole-language approach to reading defended
I admire John Rosemond for his usual sound advice on raising children. However, in a recent column he, like many others, confuses "whole-language" reading instruction with "whole-word" reading instruction. Kay I. Hays, North Augusta, S.C.

Reagan's dream fulfilled
"The objective I propose is quite simple to state: to foster the infrastructure of democracy, the system of a free press, unions, political parties, universities, which allows a people to choose their own way to develop their own culture, to reconcile their own differences through peaceful means."

Declares syndicated cartoon was dishonorable and disgusting
In my 60 years of reading The Chronicle, I have never seen anything as disgusting as the syndicated cartoon on the May 19 editorial page by Daryl Cagle. Not only did you dishonor a former president (President Jimmy Carter), but you let your morals fall to the lowest level. Leonard Garvin, North Augusta, S.C.

Video poker KO'd
Thanks to the Georgia Supreme Court, the video poker ban in the Peach State will be just as uncompromising as the one in South Carolina.

Backs Ferrara for S.C. House
I would like to make sure Aiken County citizens know that Russ Ferrara has come to the defense of the Savannah River Site and its employees on numerous occasions prior to and during his serving on the Aiken County Council. Dianne Parker, Aiken, S.C.

Berckmans area resident not impressed by new land buyers
This is in response to the May 19 Metro article, "Buying on Berckmans." I, along with other neighbors on my street (Heath Drive), tend to lack any enthusiasm for the buying up of homes in our area. David Mohler, Augusta

Face reality; make needed changes
Our society has become too protective, shielding people from the realities of life. Recently, WJBF-TV showed what happens when an animal shelter has too many unwanted pets. The pets are killed by euthanasia. To people who think this is too harsh for TV viewers, these are the realities of life. Many things happen we don't want to see. Carlene Johnson, Evans, Ga.

Forum examines teen pregnancy
The Richmond County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Forum, conducted at Augusta State University, accurately defined the scope of the teen-age pregnancy problem. The incidence in America exceeds that of all other developed nations. Georgia ranks seventh among the states and Richmond County ranks third among the counties in Georgia. Vern J. Simon, Evans, Ga.

Senate Democrats stalling legislation
My understanding is that Senate Majority leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., has a 23.8 percent job performance rating. One obvious reason is the Senate's inability to advance needed legislation that will help the American people. He has the pomposity to table or sideline any legislation he does not personally approve without regard to inherent need. David W. Christensen, Augusta

Declares syndicated cartoon was dishonorable and disgusting
In my 60 years of reading The Chronicle, I have never seen anything as disgusting as the syndicated cartoon on the May 19 editorial page by Daryl Cagle. Not only did you dishonor a former president (President Jimmy Carter), but you let your morals fall to the lowest level. Leonard Garvin, North Augusta, S.C.

A Few more troubles
When former Augusta Fire Chief Ronnie Few departed for Washington, D.C., in July 2000, he left a cloud of controversy behind. It didn't take long for controversy to find him again, however.

Capriati, Agassi make third round at French

Stallions learn not to relax

Safin throws racket but not match in first round at French Open

Small crowds plague Macon

Overtime

Claims of Lewis-Tyson sellout ring untrue

Now soccer has rabbit ball

Overtime

Blackville job goes to Beasley

Officials reveal specifics of Georgia Games

Reyna's time has come
SEOUL, South Korea -- Claudio Reyna's time has come.

Blackville job goes to Beasley
When Blackville-Hilda boys basketball coach Mike Beasley walked into the school for the first time five years ago, his goal was simple. He wanted to be the athletic director.

Overtime
Eleven boys at McCormick High School have been ruled ineligible to play basketball next season and their coach has resigned following a state High School League investigation, the district's athletics department says.

Now soccer has rabbit ball
SEOUL, South Korea -- Now World Cup soccer has a lively ball, too.

Officials reveal specifics of Georgia Games
A rock-star performance and an expanded pool of athletes will highlight the 2002 Georgia Games Championships, which have evolved somewhat in the three years since they were last held in Augusta.

Capriati, Agassi make third round at French
PARIS -- Jennifer Capriati won a contest of struggling servers to reach the third round of the French Open, while Andre Agassi advanced when his opponent quit because of a foot blister.

Safin throws racket but not match in first round at French Open
PARIS -- Marat Safin calls himself "good entertainment."

Claims of Lewis-Tyson sellout ring untrue
It turns out Mike Tyson's fight with heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis isn't such a hot ticket after all.

Overtime
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig emerged Wednesday from a meeting in Chicago with team owners hopeful labor talks will lead to a deal with players but without providing details on how to do it.

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

Fishing tournament news

Fishing report
What? You've never fished in your life?

Soccer will never win America's heart

Small crowds plague Macon
When Augusta's team bus makes the two-hour road trip Friday, it'll pass a Macon city limits sign. That might be the only way the Stallions will know they're playing an away game.

Stallions learn not to relax
When Augusta blasted off to a 24-6 lead late in the first half against Macon three weeks ago, Tim Dumas and his teammates yawned.

West Nile virus travels
Although a couple of birds have tested positive for the West Nile virus near Atlanta, Augusta-area officials are split over whether they will do any testing now that the state won't pay for shipping to Atlanta.

Residents join plutonium fight
COLUMBIA - A group of residents who live near Savannah River Site filed a motion Wednesday to intervene in a federal lawsuit and to require the Department of Energy to pay them if plutonium is brought into South Carolina.

Satellites to help collate fire data, weather forecasts
Where there's fire, there's smoke that can affect weather on both a short-and long-term basis, according to environmental scientists.

Lab director reveals study on Chernobyl
NEW ELLENTON - The head of a research lab studying the effects of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster told American researchers Thursday that his colleagues can't find drastic genetic defects in animal and plant life that surround the site.

Computers, whiteboard replace chalkboard
WASHINGTON -- When architects turned a former Safeway grocery into a public charter school in 1999, they ditched the dusty chalkboards.

Georgia thrower wins third NCAA title on final toss

Georgia thrower wins third NCAA title on final toss
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Andras Haklitis of Georgia wrapped up his college career in dramatic fashion Wednesday by winning his third NCAA hammer title on his final throw.

Konare plans to transfer from South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The prep school coach for seldom used Issa Konare says the 6-foot-7 forward from Senegal plans to transfer from South Carolina.

Gamecocks exceed expectations
COLUMBIA - Coaches sometimes rally around the notion that their team isn't receiving enough respect. A few months ago, Ray Tanner believed his team was getting too much of it.

South Carolina hoping experience helps in NCAA regional
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina coach Ray Tanner says his team is "battle-tested" and hopes their postseason experience can help the Gamecocks to a third-straight NCAA regional title.

South Carolina hoping experience helps in NCAA regional

Gamecocks exceed expectations

Konare plans to transfer from South Carolina

M.L. Carr named president of Sting, wants to lure NBA team to Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Former NBA player and Boston Celtics coach M.L. Carr was appointed president of the WNBA's Charlotte Sting on Thursday, a key position in his bid to lure an NBA team back to the city.

Odds and ends

The case of the corpse in the closet

Lab director reveals study on Chernobyl

West Nile virus travels

Residents join plutonium fight

Satellites to help collate fire data, weather forecasts