Applause calendar
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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.

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.

Club calendar

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.

Foreign shores intrigue Americans

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

Bavarian House serves old German favorites

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.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country music shows gravitating to weird

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.

Piecing it together

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.

Selections for music hall of fame announced

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

Applause calendar

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.

Concert calendar

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'

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.

Acting siblings deserve congratulations, apologies

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

Miracles happen

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

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.

At the Movies: 'The Sum of All Fears'

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

Video watch

Griffey nearly sleepless in Cincinnati

Griffey nearly sleepless in Cincinnati
CINCINNATI -- After a sleepless night of tending to an injured friend, Ken Griffey Jr. got to the ballpark early Friday and tried to fix his swing.

Are Devil Rays next on baseball hit list?

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.

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.

Postcards begin to arrive from out West

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.

Sheffield sounds off on steroids
CINCINNATI - Gary Sheffield wears his feelings about illegal drug use on his sleeves.

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 rout Reds
CINCINNATI - Don't look now, but the Braves are back where they spent most of the past 11 years: atop their division after a merry month of May.

Sheffield sounds off on steroids

Marquis rescues braves

Braves notebook

Braves rout Reds

U.S. productivity hits 19-year high
WASHINGTON -- A crucial ingredient in the economy's long-term vitality, productivity, turned in its best performance in almost two decades during the first quarter of the year as hard-pressed companies produced more with fewer workers.

In the know
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Lowe's Companies Inc. executives told shareholders Friday that the company expects 2002 earnings to fall slightly short of Wall Street projections.

Owners discuss forming district

Biotech firm looking at area

Business briefs
RICHMOND, Va. -A federal judge is allowing a fraud lawsuit to move forward against accounting giant Deloitte & Touche for its financial audit of Heilig-Meyers Co.issued a few months before the furniture retailer filed for bankruptcy protection.

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

Owners say agency excludes them to court big companies
Small-business owners frustrated with what they perceive as a lack of attention from the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce should soon notice some changes.

Georgia regains confidence
ATLANTA - That fluttering sound coming from the shopping center is the rustle of wallets being opened again, as Georgia consumers regain the level of confidence they felt before the recession.

In the know

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.

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.

Georgia regains confidence

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

Owners say agency excludes them to court big companies

U.S. productivity hits 19-year high

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.

LeClair's battle at forefront of Clemson NCAA regional

Clemson reports numerous infractions
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson's athletic department has reported 15 cases of NCAA rules violations between June and April, including athletes who racked up long-distance charges on a coach's calling card.

A history lesson

Free the swimmers

A Few more troubles

Parents are still key

Back child-care plan

Viruses feed on tomatoes

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
Tomato plants are already experiencing problems with spotted wilt virus, bacterial wilt and fusarium wilt.

Gardeners name plants lovingly

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.

Yellow Jackets cruise
ATLANTA - During Friday's post-game press conference, Georgia Tech ace Kyle Bakker emphasized the four runs his teammates scored in the bottom of the second inning.

Yellow Jackets cruise

Louisville facing underdog role in regional

GreenJackets game report
Turning point: The RiverDogs blew open the game with a five-run fifth inning off Jackets starter Josh Thigpen and reliever Charlie Zink to make it 7-0. Four of the five runs were unearned.

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

GreenJackets shut down by RiverDogs pitching
Chris Flinn's head sunk between his shoulders as John Hattig's line drive found the hole on the right side of the infield.

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

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.

Tigers, Jackets in front

Qualifier Mason grabs first-round lead of NFL Classic.

Norman stops the clock, surges ahead at Kemper

Webb hopes for successful return to Chicago area

Jaguars remain in hunt
UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio - Augusta State's Jaguars ended the third round of the NCAA Division I Golf Championships the same way they started it - nine shots off the lead.

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.

Jaguars remain in hunt

Sizzling round gives Sorenstam early lead

Price shoots 65 to lead by two
WOBURN, England -- Former Masters and British Open champion Sandy Lyle shot a 7-under-par 65 Friday and moved within four strokes of leader Phillip Price after two rounds of the British Masters.

Langham ties course record

Sizzling round gives Sorenstam early lead
AURORA, Ill. -- With visions of another 59 dancing through her mind, Annika Sorenstam settled for a 63 and the first-round lead Friday in the inaugural Kellogg-Keebler Classic.

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.

Norman stops the clock, surges ahead at Kemper
POTOMAC, Md. -- Earlier this week, Greg Norman said that over-40 players were becoming a "forgotten entity" on the PGA Tour.

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.

Barry White's former road manager playing senior tour.

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

Qualifier Mason grabs first-round lead of NFL Classic.
CLIFTON, N.J. -- Monday qualifier James Mason shot a 7-under-par 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke after the first round of the Senior PGA Tour's NFL Golf Classic on Friday.

GreenJackets shut down by RiverDogs pitching

Augusta wins seventh straight

GreenJackets scouting report

Carolina has week off before Game 1 of Cup

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

Red Wings blank Avalanche

Red Wings blank Avalanche
DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings chased Patrick Roy and sent the Colorado Avalanche packing.

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."

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.

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.

Declares syndicated cartoon was dishonorable and disgusting

Berckmans area resident not impressed by new land buyers

Declares syndicated cartoon was dishonorable and disgusting

Sex-ed forum ignored abstinence

Senate Democrats stalling legislation

Police should get credit for work

Backs Ferrara for S.C. House

Will National admit it erred when it barred older players?

Confederate flag flyer is no bigot

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

Around town

Sheriff faces inquiry

Barn burns at hunt club

Water works
Water works Tiffany Bunting (left), 8, and Kayla Sargent, 7, both of Snelling, S.C., try to stay cool in an artesian spring on the Savannah River near Allendale, S.C. Friday's high was 91 degrees.

Across the Southeast
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -Greasy, fried, salty food that's a regular part of many Southern diets has resulted in high blood pressure for nearly one in three adults in Alabama, the worst rate in the nation, according to a government study released Friday.

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.

Schools close; pools open; summer's here

2 convicted, 1 acquitted in year-old home invasion

Around town

Georgia will keep summer watering rules

Across the area

Across the area
Former Augusta resident Aaron LeBlanc will not face trial in Gaston County, N.C., on rape and other charges for at least another month.

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Students assist MCG research

News you can use
Last night police were searching for an unidentified white man who held up the Spur filling station at 15th and Greene streets and escaped with $87 in cash.

Across the Southeast

Subscriber of the day

Across South Carolina

Fire and water

Subscriber of the day

Savannah man leads reserves

Monsignor surrenders to police

Honored columnist used life in writing

Damage remains in storms' wake

Pupils learn game of chess

Graduates honor lost classmate
LANGLEY - The Class of 2002 at Midland Valley High School wore white ribbons on their blue graduation robes Friday night to remember the classmate not present.

Across Georgia

Georgia will keep summer watering rules
ATLANTA - Georgia's outdoor watering restrictions, in place since June 2000, will remain in effect this summer but will not get more restrictive, state officials said.

Boaters, fishermen get oil spill alert

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.

Three schools get grants for reading instruction

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

Across Georgia

News you can use

Sheriff faces inquiry
The Effingham County commissioners and the Georgia Sheriffs Association want state officials to investigate whether Sheriff Jay Space - diagnosed with multiple sclerosis last spring - is capable of continuing as the county's top lawman.

Graduates honor lost classmate

Hodges files to protect protest
COLUMBIA - A federal judge shouldn't prevent South Carolina from blocking weapons-grade plutonium shipments to Savannah River Site until after a June 13 hearing, lawyers for Gov. Jim Hodges say.

2 plead innocent in girl's death

Suspect pleads innocent

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

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.

Hodges files to protect protest

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

Water works

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.

Principal says final goodbye

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.

Boaters, fishermen get oil spill alert
BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is advising people to keep their boats out of the creeks affected by an oil spill last week and to not eat fish caught there.

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

Judge denies officer's bond

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - A former prison guard who gave condoms to inmates working at the Governor's Mansion and didn't report that they were having sex pleaded guilty Thursday to misconduct in office.

Fire and water
Ryan Goodson, of the Augusta Richmond County Fire Department, practices a slalom on the Savannah River.

Schools close; pools open; summer's here
NORTH AUGUSTA - Jake McGill spent Friday afternoon perfecting his big splash.

Peeler plans to win Lowcountry
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Lt. Gov. Bob Peeler said Friday he intends to carry Charleston County in the June 11 Republican gubernatorial primary even though it's the home of half of his six primary opponents.

Students assist MCG research
Katie West looks intently at a divided lab dish, using a tool called a pipette to drop tiny, white zebra fish embryos into a clear liquid.

Subscriber of the day
William Harrigan is today's subscriber of the day.

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

Across Georgia
ATLANTA - Fulton County has freed 65 inmates being held on minor charges after a federal judge ordered the jail to reduce overcrowding.

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.

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.

Shooting suspect arrested at motel
An Augusta man sought in the shooting death of Henry L. Murray III was apprehended Friday at a motel on Gordon Highway.

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.

Savannah man leads reserves
In January 1968, Army commanders needed to take out a North Vietnamese unit responsible for a massacre.

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

Man's record leads to bond denial
Two charges have been dropped, but an Augusta man still must await possible indictment and trial on a rape charge in jail, a judge ruled Friday.

Across the area

Judge denies officer's bond
Bond was denied Friday for a serviceman accused of murder in a recent drowning case, but the judge said that if the co-defendant wasn't returned soon to Augusta he would reconsider setting bond for John C. Kuykendall.

Honored columnist used life in writing
Known for his folksy newspaper columns about family and everyday life, William C. "Bill" Rogers Sr., a former president of the National Newspaper Association and the Georgia Press Association, died Friday in Swainsboro, Ga.

2 plead innocent in girl's death
Two young men accused of murder in the brutal death of a teen-age girl last month pleaded innocent Friday.

Delayed facility accepts inmates

Barn burns at hunt club
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.

Corrections

Pupils learn game of chess
Ask 7-year-old J.P. Jeffcoat what he likes most about the game of chess, and you get a two-word answer:

News you can use

Damage remains in storms' wake
Melissa McKinney's children were the first to tell her of the waist-high water outside her door.

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.

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.

Georgia wins opening game
ATLANTA - The coach whom nobody rushed to make coach inserted the shortstop who really wasn't expected to provide offense but led the team that really didn't plan on being in the postseason to a victory on the road to redemption.

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.

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

Nadeau tries to adjust

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.

Tracy looking for uncontested win

Crawford takes Craftsman Truck Series pole

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.

Shaq sinks 41 points as Lakers beat Kings

Shaq sinks 41 points as Lakers beat Kings
LOS ANGELES -- Shaquille O'Neal simply wouldn't allow the Los Angeles Lakers' dream of a dynasty to die at home.

Bryant, Lakers have game faces on

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

New Jersey Nets advance to finals
BOSTON -- The biggest collapse in playoff history pushed the New Jersey Nets into the NBA Finals for the first time.

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.

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

Celtics don't want to play catch-up anymore

Mr. Frank Jones    (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 services will be 1

Connor Goodrich    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ethel Hickson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest We

Mr. Donald Barton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Ethel Hickson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffrey Grace    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Jeffrey Hoyt Grace, 27, of Columbia, died May

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

Mrs. Connor Goodrich    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. John Wright    (WILLISTON, S.C.)
WILLISTON, S.C.- Mr. John "J.P." Wright, age 45, died at the Medical College of Georgia May 30, 2002, after a brie

Mrs. Lila Jones    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Arthur Martin    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. Arthur Martin, 80, of Heathwood Drive, Aiken, died Friday, May 31, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. Mr. Martin was the beloved husband of P

Mr. Robert Harris    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Stevens Gillion    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Stevens Irvin Gillion, 84, beloved husband

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

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

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. Frances Garrard    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - A time of

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

Mr. Rufus Collins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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.

Mrs. Harriet Matthews    (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS,

Mr. John Brown    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. John C. Brown, 66, husband of Mrs. Mary Seigler Brown, died Friday. Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2002, at

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

Mrs. Beulah Taylor    (HARRISON, Ga.)
HARRISON, Ga. - Mrs. Beulah Taylor, Housewife, of Harrison, Geor

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. 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

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

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

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. 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

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

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

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.

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,

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Harriet Brown    (SILVER SPRING, Md.)

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

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. Samuel Brown Jr.    (GREAT NECK, N.Y.)
GREAT NECK, N.Y. - Funeral services for Mr. Samuel Brown Jr.,

Mr. Dennis Barton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Mark Brown, Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Entered into rest, Mr. Mark A. Brown Sr. of Union Church La

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. James Stevens    (ADRIAN, Ga.)
ADRIAN, Ga. - Mr. James R. Stevens, age 75, of Adrian, died Friday morning at the VA Medical Center in Dublin. Me

Mrs. Gloria Blackwell    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
GLOVERVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest on Friday, May 31, 2002, Mrs. Gloria Baker Blackwell, Carline Road, Gloverville. Sh

Mrs. Debra Simmons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, May 31, 2002, at her residence, Mrs. Debra Simmons of Bennock Mill Road. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are her husband, Willie Simmons; two daug

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

Featured obituary: Ethel Hickson
"Her church was No. 1, her family was No. 2, and being a beautician was No. 3."

Mr. Grit Anderson    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
WARRENVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest Friday, May 31, 2002, Mr. Grit A. Anderson, age 86, of Warrenville, beloved husband of Kathryn Hurt Anderson and son of the late John M. Anderson and the late Bla

Mr. Jarrel Davis    (DAVISBORO, Ga.)
DAVISBORO, Ga. - Mr. Jarrel Randolph "Judy" Davis, age 88, of Davis Road in Davisboro died Thursday night May 30, 2002, in the Washington Regional Medical Center. Fune

Mrs. Mildred Thomas    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Lila Jones    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Carol Sumner    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Leroy Jackson    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Phillips    (MACON, Ga.)
MACON, Ga. - Florence G. Phillips, 75, of Ridge Avenue, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 1, 2002, at 10a.m. in the chapel of Harts Mortuary with the Reverend Ben Tay

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

Mrs. Sophie Slaughter    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Moose    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mr. George Moose, 67, husband of Betsy H.

Mr. David Selph    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Stephens    (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN,

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

Mr. William Rogers Sr.    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - William C. "Bill" Rogers Sr., 1979 president of the National Newspaper Association (NNA) and president of National Newspaper Representatives from 1974 to 1977 died in Swainsboro on May 31

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. 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

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

Mr. Joe Davis (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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Mrs. June Hodges (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Leroy Jackson (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mr. Jeffrey Grace (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

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

Mr. Robert Stephens (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

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

Connor Goodrich (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Wright (WILLISTON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Frances Garrard (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Dennis Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Florence Phillips (MACON, Ga.)

Mrs. Sylvia Beauron (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Arthur Martin (AIKEN, S.C.)

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

Mr. Samuel Brown Jr. (GREAT NECK, N.Y.)

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

Mrs. Lila Jones (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Leola Mayweather (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Beulah Taylor (HARRISON, Ga.)

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

Mr. George Moose (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Debra Simmons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Lenoria Davis (FT. WORTH, Texas)

Mr. David Selph (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Rufus Collins (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Rufus Collins (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Milton (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. John Brown (AIKEN, S.C.)

Jonathan Brown (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Thomas (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Garrard (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Gloria Blackwell (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Sophie Slaughter (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Stevens (ADRIAN, Ga.)

Mrs. Patricia Lewis (MAYFIELD, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Brown (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Linda Harvell (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Leila Allen (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Beverly Sumner (BLYTHE, Ga.)

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

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

Mrs. Harriet Brown (SILVER SPRING, Md.)

Mrs. Lila Jones (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Johnnie Tilley (SPARTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. William Rogers Sr. (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Billie Hildebrandt (MILLEN, Ga.)

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.

Confederate flag flyer is no bigot
I am so proud of the South and my Southern heritage. I fly my Confederate battle flag proudly every chance I get. I love my Confederate flag, icons and symbols. Tom Stafford, Grovetown, Ga.

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.

A history lesson
The nation's high school seniors' most recent scores indicate there's only been marginal improvement in knowledge of American history over the past year. That's sad.

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.

Will National admit it erred when it barred older players?
Why is it that when I'm in a hurry, the infamous "Wrightsboro Road Pop" appears in front of me? I've always believed this was the same 90-year-old man (same large dark car, same silhouette, big floppy ears, same sitting low in the seat position, holding the steering wheel with both hands). William R. Blount, Augusta

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.

Back child-care plan
Gov. Jim Hodges' panel named to streamline and improve child care in South Carolina is wisely moving in the direction of creating a voluntary rating system. They're looking at North Carolina as a model.

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

Parents are still key
In spite of high school seniors' abysmal lack of knowledge about history, we note that home-schooled students actually do pretty well in this category - and others.

Sex-ed forum ignored abstinence
It was unfortunate that the Richmond County Teen Prevention Forum, held May 16 at Augusta State University, was not balanced to provide a full scope of possible solutions to the grave problem of teen pregnancy. We must be aware that this is a particularly serious problem in Georgia and, as was pointed out, in Richmond County. Kathy Edry, 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.

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

Police should get credit for work
Concerning Echo B. Stevenson's May 10 letter, "Enforce school speed zone laws," I agree speeding in school zones is a problem, but police are part of the solution - not part of the problem. Nick Dresser, 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.

Overtime

USOC begins process to elect new president

Clijsters not overly upset by upset

Kenseth uses testing time to advantage

Stallions suffer first loss of season

Capriati, Agassi make third round at French

Overtime

Stallions learn not to relax

Seoul residents jam plazas for soccer feast

Venus rising to occasion at French Open

Holyfield remains confident

Seoul residents jam plazas for soccer feast
SEOUL, South Korea -- While soccer attention was centered on Seoul's World Cup stadium Friday, downtown there were plenty of hot spots for sports fans.

Holyfield remains confident
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Evander Holyfield fights tonight through closed eyes, unwilling or unable to accept the fact that his skills are deteriorating and that at 39 he has already taken a lifetime of punishment in the ring.

Kenseth uses testing time to advantage
DOVER, Del. - Matt Kenseth was the only driver to test at Dover International Speedway two weeks ago, and that gave him a two-day head start on the other drivers on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.

Clijsters not overly upset by upset
PARIS -- Nothing was going right for Kim Clijsters, who sprayed strokes long, short and wide against an opponent playing the match of her life at the French Open.

Overtime
Augusta State swept the major NCAA Division I All-Independent team awards, which were announced Friday in Birmingham, Ala.

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.

Venus rising to occasion at French Open
PARIS -- Venus Williams' future opponents might get intimidated if they watched tapes of her first three matches at the French Open.

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

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.

USOC begins process to elect new president
DENVER -- The U.S. Olympic Committee has begun the process of finding a new president.

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
What? You've never fished in your life?

Fishing tournament news

Fishing report

Those who live God's way are truly blessed
Psalm 1 is short and to the point. There are two ways to live: God's way and the way of sinners.

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

Family is focus of event
An underground Christian newspaper at the University of Arkansas brought future marriage gurus Dennis and Barbara Rainey together in the riot-torn 1960s.

Celebrating a century
Tracking 100 years of history proved tough for a trio of church historians at First Baptist Church of North Augusta.

Pastor says job is finished at mission
Alvin Jones on Thursday turned in his van, picked up his check and ended six years as executive director for Augusta Rescue Mission. For him, it was mission accomplished.

Faith digest
The Pathfinders, Dewain French, the Voice of Praise and others will perform at Fountain Campground in Norwood, Ga., from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Georgia wins opening game

Soccer will never win America's heart

Stallions suffer first loss of season
MACON, Ga. - For the first time all season, the Macon Knights put forth 60 minutes worth of effort, enough to end the Augusta Stallions' winning streak at seven games.

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.

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.

Brain protein a factor in Parkinson's disease
WASHINGTON -- A protein that exists normally in most of the cells in the brain has been identified as a possible factor in the development of Parkinson's disease - a finding that could point the way to treatments but raise questions about current therapy.

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.

Georgia ends lengthy streak
ATLANTA - Take a look at Matt Woods' pitching numbers, and the phrase "pitching ace" aren't exactly the first words that come to mind.

Georgia ends lengthy streak

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

Gamecocks halt late rally

Konare plans to transfer from South Carolina

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.

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

Gamecocks halt late rally
COLUMBIA - With North Carolina looming, it might have been difficult for South Carolina to give Virginia Commonwealth its undivided attention Friday night.

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.

Brain protein a factor in Parkinson's disease

Lab director reveals study on Chernobyl

Satellites to help collate fire data, weather forecasts

Faith digest

Those who live God's way are truly blessed

Faith and fellowship calendar

Celebrating a century

Pastor says job is finished at mission

Family is focus of event