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.

Griffey nearly sleepless in Cincinnati

Taking vacation time to check off the chore list

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

Sheffield sounds off on steroids

Sheffield, Braves surging

Braves notebook
CINCINNATI - Gary Sheffield doesn't get the chance to pose and admire many of his home runs. With the screaming, line-drive homers Sheffield hits, he doesn't have time.

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.

Braves bullpen gets the job done
ATLANTA - Two months into the season, the Atlanta Braves have one of the major league's best bullpens, and there's not one person who would have suggested that scenario, not even pitching coach Leo Mazzone.

Braves notebook

Sheffield, Braves surging
CINCINNATI - Gary Sheffield's hamstring looks just fine and the Atlanta Braves are looking pretty healthy these days, as well.

Braves rout Reds

Braves bullpen gets the job done

Sonic boom
OKLAHOMA CITY - Pattye Moore rolls into a Sonic Drive-In for enough cherry limeades, cream pie shakes and chili-cheese coneys to quiet a carload of third-grade soccer players.

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.

Time is relative once you're in the waiting room
A couple weeks ago I set up an interview with a local business owner.

Public relations not always expensive
All the customer relations management in the world won't get business prospects to make that first call. It takes more.

Time is relative once you're in the waiting room

Business calendar
Monday: Intermediate Computer Class; 6-8 p.m. Topics covered: Word Processing, Scanning Techniques, & Creating Slide Shows; $95 registration includes two additional classes on June 10 and 17; 1516 Monte Sano Ave. Call GrayKnight Computing at 364-4729 for more information or to sign up.

Account beneficiaries targeted for taxes
NEW YORK - Americans have long been encouraged to save for retirement, and many have accumulated sizable Individual Retirement Accounts and company-sponsored 401(k) plan accounts.

U.S. productivity hits 19-year high

On the case
Briefcases - they're not just boxes with handles anymore.

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.

Success by design
Last year's recession didn't bother Michelle Cole. Or, more to the point, she didn't bother with it.

On the move
Doug Murphy has joined Avondale Mills as vice president of its denim operations, making him responsible for all merchandising in Alabama and South Carolina. Mr. Murphy, a former Burlington Industries executive, will be relocating to Graniteville.

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Dixie-Narco Inc.

Owners say agency excludes them to court big companies

Business briefs

Georgia regains confidence

Success by design

In the know

On the case

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.

On the move

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.

Pocket change

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.

Account beneficiaries targeted for taxes

Sonic boom

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.

College sports notebook

College sports notebook
Michael Cooper had barely shed his cap and gown when he decided to skip town.

Back child-care plan

Likes supporter of education

Backs conflict resolution expert

Libya's fair deal

Federal power curbed

A history lesson

Parents are still key

Conservative best for Congress

Stunningly Southern
Elizabeth Gregory has a modest-size home filled with bold decor.

Arts calendar
HOPELAND GARDENS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Concerts at 7 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 26 at Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage in Hopeland Gardens in Aiken; Augusta Clogging Company Monday; bring lawn chair or blanket and picnic supper; in case of rain, concerts will be held at Odell Weeks Activities Center gym; free; (803) 642-7631.

An all-American fourth
The Fourth of July is a day for cookouts, fireworks and anything red, white and blue. This year, The Augusta Chronicle will celebrate the holiday with a special section celebrating the American spirit.

Home front
If you can picture your dream house in your mind's eye but have yet to commit checkbook to action, this three-disc collection might be the thing to get you started. The massive 3D Home Architect Deluxe 4.0 program offers formidable tools for remodeling, redecorating and adding to homes. You can inspect paint samples, rearrange furniture or drag walls around on the screen. (Before getting started, install Disc 3's database of 1,500 house plans so you won't have to draw your home's layout from scratch.)

Suitable for framing
In a world of disposable cameras, digital snapshots and one-hour processing, the idea of a painted portrait might seem a quaint anachronism.

Aiken County author examines early slavery
Inspired by his roots and Southern history, Ezekiel George Love decided to write.

Doctor deserves recognition when addressed on a letter
Dear Carson: I have a sister who is married to a veterinarian. When I send her mail I address it to "Mr. and Mrs." I would like to know what the proper etiquette is for addressing her mail. - Address Dilemma

Regional notebook
ATLANTA - In its first season at the renovated Russ Chandler Stadium, Georgia Tech has proved that the $7 million spent by the school was money well spent.

Jackets top Bulldogs
ATLANTA - Maybe all this has been a little surprising for Georgia Tech coach Danny Hall. The way his Yellow Jacket team has progressed this season. The way they've coped with the loss of 10 players who signed professional contracts after last year.

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

Jackets top Bulldogs

Regional notebook

Augusta misses chance
They scored six runs, banged out 11 hits, played error-free defense and had their all-star on the mound.

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 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.

Around the horn
Outfielder Russ Lewis is batting .355 (11-for-31) with two home runs and six RBI in his past eight games, raising his season average to .286.

Greenjackets notebook
Brian Esposito spent the winter in the weight room and showed up ripped for spring training, having added about 25 pounds of muscle to his 6-foot-1 frame this past off-season.

Jags crack NCAA golf's top five

Golf roundup
POTOMAC, Md. -- Greg Norman, ahead by two strokes after the second round, struggled on almost every hole in the Kemper Open and lost his lead in the water at the sixth hole.

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.

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.

Jags crack NCAA golf's top five
UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio - Augusta State tied for the day's second-best score in the final round of the NCAA Division I Golf Championships to finish a school-best fifth.

Norman stops the clock, surges ahead at Kemper

Golf roundup

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.

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.

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.

Qualifier Mason grabs first-round lead of NFL Classic.

Jaguars remain in hunt

Sizzling round gives Sorenstam early lead

GreenJackets shut down by RiverDogs pitching

Augusta misses chance

Greenjackets notebook

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

Red Wings blank Avalanche

Taking vacation time to check off the chore list
Given the freedom of a few days off, some people head for the hills. Others become beach-bound.

Braves fall to Reds
CINCINNATI -- Elmer Dessens pitched seven shutout innings and Barry Larkin sparked a late rally with a three-run double Sunday, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves.

Confederate flag flyer is no bigot

Will National admit it erred when it barred older players?

Sex-ed forum ignored abstinence

Supports protectionist candidate

Police should get credit for work

Doctor deserves recognition when addressed on a letter

Aiken County author examines early slavery

Stunningly Southern

Arts calendar

Suitable for framing

Boaters, fishermen get oil spill alert

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.

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.

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
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.

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

Fire and water

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.

Working for play

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.

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.

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.

Getting a boost
Necole Roberson, an assistant program coordinator for the Georgia Institute of Highway Safety, buckles Gunner Kern, 4, into a booster seat outside Zany Brainy in the Augusta Exchange. The group handed out child safety information and booster seats Saturday.

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.

Judge denies officer's bond

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 Georgia

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.

Ex-coroner jailed for fraud

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.

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

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.

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.

Subscriber of the day

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.

Subscriber of the day

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.

Trash pickup service widens

Freeway construction continues
Beneath a colossal metal crane, a slow parade of motorists squeezes through one open lane at the intersection of Deans Bridge and Tobacco roads.

Across the southeast

Damage remains in storms' wake

Across Georgia
DECATUR -A man being held in the Columbia County jail in Appling on unrelated charges has been accused of killing a Lithonia woman whose skeleton was discovered last week - 18 months after she disappeared.

Georgia will keep summer watering rules

Across South Carolina
LAKE WYLIE -Two people died Saturday after the personal watercraft they were riding on collided with a boat on Lake Wylie, the state Natural Resources Department said.

Schools close; pools open; summer's here

Across the area
Police are looking for a man in connection with a drive-by shooting at 12th and Camille streets Saturday afternoon.

Hodges files to protect protest

Railroad repairs create rocky ride for drivers
The ride over several Augusta-area railroad crossings has been bumpy for motorists lately.

News you can use

Aiken man charged in fatal shooting
AIKEN - Authorities were searching for a motive in the shooting death of a woman at her home Saturday morning.

A joyful noise

Two vie for comptroller post

Freeway construction continues

Pupils learn game of chess

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

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:

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.

Trash pickup service widens
More than 17,000 homes - most of them in south and west Augusta - will be added to city garbage-collection routes beginning Monday, and city officials say they're optimistic about implementation.

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

Augusta's annual soap box derby proves to be a family affair
Ben Brush is a traditionalist. Especially when it comes to the Soap Box Derby.

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

Working for play
Virginia Trainor wanted to be like other kids on the playground.

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

Standing ovations
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

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.

Ex-coroner jailed for fraud
WAYCROSS, Ga. - Califf Dixon stole from the living by promising to care for the dead.

Across the southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. -State agencies have given layoff notices to hundreds of employees in anticipation those positions will be eliminated in next year's tight budget.

News you can use
JUNE 2, 1950 Representatives of the city of Augusta, Richmond County and civic and business leaders have created a permanent fact-finding committee to complete a thorough survey of Augusta as a community.

A joyful noise
Jan Little conducts senior members of the Augusta Christian Schools Chorus during commencement exercises at West Acres Baptist Church in Evans.

Subscriber of the day
Shawna Hull is today's subscriber of the day

Across the area

Braves fall to Reds

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

Standing ovations

Honored columnist used life in writing

Getting a boost

Water works

Recreation getaway is nestled in forest

Students assist MCG research

Two vie for comptroller post
AIKEN - Now that legislators have passed the state's budget for the next fiscal year, many are getting a clearer picture of what needs to happen to restore South Carolina's economic health.

Barn burns at hunt club

Recreation getaway is nestled in forest
When Sadie Rearick was dating her future husband, David, he brought her to Lick Fork Lake.

Around town

Across the Southeast

News you can use

Sheriff faces inquiry

Savannah man leads reserves

Across South Carolina

Across South Carolina

2 plead innocent in girl's death

Across the area

Budget pinches district

Budget pinches district
The Aiken County School District will look at the budget again June 11.

Graduates honor lost classmate

Georgia Tech relishes having tables turned
ATLANTA - When major-league teams called Victor Menocal's house during the late rounds of the 2001 draft, the Georgia Tech infielder told them not to bother choosing him.

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.

Biffle overcomes obstacles

Waltrip needs a boost
DOVER, Del. - Michael Waltrip rested his elbows on the massive toolbox in his garage stall Saturday afternoon as he stared for several minutes at a scoring monitor.

Biffle overcomes obstacles
DOVER, Del. - Greg Biffle didn't know if his car or his body would last until the end of Saturday's MBNA Platinum 200 for the NASCAR Busch Series.

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.

O'Brien thinks the Nets will win NBA title
BOSTON -- Before delving into the details of how the New Jersey Nets went from the draft lottery to the finals in just one year, a few parting words from the coach who began his summer vacation Saturday.

O'Brien thinks the Nets will win NBA title

Wild West series comes down to Game 7
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- After two weeks of bad burgers, buzzer-beaters and brilliant basketball, the epic Western Conference finals will be decided in one game Sunday in front of the NBA's loudest fans.

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.

Wild West series comes down to Game 7

Shaq sinks 41 points as Lakers beat Kings

Mr. George Mills    (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN, Ga. - Mr. George W. Mills, 80, died Saturday, June 1, 2002. He was born in Emanuel County, retired veteran of World War II, deacon and member of Oak Hill Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be 11 a.

Mr. Elwood Twiford    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest at the VA Medical Center on May 27, 2002, Mr. Elwood Douglas Twiford, husband of Mrs. Linda Thompson Twiford

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

Dr. Margaret Coryell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Murray III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Rudolph Burckhalter    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Services for Rudolph Burckhalter, 9

Mrs. Lila Jones    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Philip Frew Sr.    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Services for Philip E. Frew, Sr., 82, who died May 31, 2002, will be private and under the direction of George Fu

Mrs. Gloria Blackwell    (GLOVERVILLE, S.C.)
GLOVERVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest Mrs. Gloria Baker Blackwell, Carline Road, Gloverville. She was the wife of the Mr. Victor "Vic" Blackwell. Survivors include three daughters, Carol Ford, Sharon Parker and Pa

Mrs. Mary Gardenhire    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Miss Marsha Reed    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances Garrard    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - A time of celebration occurred on May 29, 2002, at 3:30 p.m., for Frances O. Garrard, wife of the late J.D. Garrard of Martinez. Frances was called home to be with her Savior. Although her loved ones, who called her "MOM" and who

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Jeffrey Grace    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Jeffrey Hoyt Grace, 27, of Aiken and resided in Columbia, died May 30.

Mrs. Mary Cason    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga.

Mr. Johnny Grim    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Wright    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
CLEARWATER, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary New Wright, 77, of Pearson Avenue, Clearwater who died May 31, 2002, will be conducted Tuesday morning at 11 a.m., from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. Interment in Pineview Memo

Miss Sanita Harmon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA

Mrs. Vivian Sitz    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S

Mr. Freeman Harris Jr.    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. Freeman Harris Jr., entered into rest Thursday afternoon May 30, 2002, at University Hospital. The funeral services will be he

Mrs. Clonzie Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Clonzie Bell Pope, died May 31, 2002. Service will be 2 p.m., June 4, 2002, at Randall Branch Baptist Church. Visitation will be 7 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home Mo

Mr. Lester Howington    (NEW ELLETON, S.C.)
NEW ELLETON, S.C. - Lester Watson Howington, 85, of Pamela Avenue, New Ellenton, died May 31, 2002. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., T

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

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 hus

Mr. Oscar Lemmon Jr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Oscar Chappell Lemmon, Jr., 76, of Campbellton Drive, North Augusta, who died May 31, 2002, will be conducted Monday morning at

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

Mr. Samuel Brown Jr.    (GREAT NECK, N.Y.)
GREAT NECK, N.Y. - Entered into rest May 27, 2002, Mr. Samuel Brown Jr., 68, of Grandview Avenue. Funeral services will be held at 2

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

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

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

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

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. Connor Goodrich    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Bertha Bland    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

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. Rufus Collins    (HARLEM, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Dietrich Bellido    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Dietrich Gaston Bellido, 75, of Colleton Avenue, SW, Aiken, died May 31, at University Hospital. A Christian wake will be celebrated June 2, 2002 at 6 p.m., at Shellh

Mr. Dennis Barton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Ms. Johnette Garrett
Johnette Garrett will be missed by the disabled men she made laugh working night shifts at Aiken's Tri-Development Center.

Mrs. Lizetta Lewis    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Lizetta Joyner Lewis, 83, of Augusta, entered into rest

Mr. John Wright    (WILLISTON, S.C.,)
WILLISTON, S.C., - Mr. John J.P. Wright died May 30, 2002, at the Medical College of Georgia. Funeral will be held Monday, June 3, 2002, at the Young Rosemary Baptist Church at 2 p.m., with the Rev.

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. Donald Barton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Grit Anderson    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
WARRENVILLE, S.C. - Fu

Mr. Robert Madden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eugenia Wallace    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest June 1, 2002, at the Medical University of South Carolina, Mrs. Eugenia "Jeanie" Burch Wallace, 69, wife of Mr. Arthur B. Wallace of Denmark Drive, Augusta. She was preceded in death by a brother, W.L. Burch; and two sisters, Elsie Brumbelow and Elma Owens, all formerly of Augusta. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m., at Hillcrest Baptist Church with Dr. L. Gordon Robinson officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the W.M.U. and of the Margaret James Sunday School Class. Others surviving include her sons and daughters-in-law, Aubrey and Debbie Wallace of Evans, Phillip and Wanda Wallace of Evans and David and Sharon Wallace of Grovetown. Grandchildren include Kelly, Amanda, Carl, Stephanie, Chad, Kristin and Paige Wallace; sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Ansley of Harlem, and Mrs. Emma Myers of Statesville, N.C.; brothers, Mr. Alvin Burch of Atlanta, James Burch of Lawton, Okla. and Mr. Fred Burch of Midville. Mrs. Wallace was a native of Harlem, and had retired after 20 years as a supply clerk with Dymo Industries. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church where she was also a member of the Margaret James Sunday School Class, the W.M.U. and the Young at Heart. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 3045 Deans Bridge Road, Augusta, GA 30906. Friends may call at the funeral home and the family will receive friends on Monday evening from 7 until 9 p.m., at the Hatcher Funeral Home, Augusta, Ga.

Mrs. Mildred Thomas    (WRENS, Ga.)

Mrs. Carol Sumner    (BLYTHE, Ga.)
BLYTHE, Ga. - Mrs. Beverly Carol Sumner, 38, of Sycamore Lane, di

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

Mrs. Debra Simmons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, May 31, 2002, at her residence, Mrs. Debra Simmons of Bennock Mill Road. Fune

Mrs. Carol Sumner    (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Geneva Prater    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWE

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

Mr. Robert Ping Sr.    (OCOEE, Fla.)
OCOEE, Fla. - Mr. Robert Ping Sr., 61, of Anderson Place, Ocoee, died June 1, 2002, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Beggs Funeral Home, 200 May Avenue, Lincolnton, GA 30817.

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

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 today at 2 p.m. from Holy Trinity Lutheran Chu

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

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.)

Mrs. Geneva Prater (BARNWELL, S.C.)

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

Mr. Henry Murray III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Miss Sanita Harmon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Johnny Grim (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

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

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

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

Featured obituary: Ms. Johnette Garrett

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

Mrs. Vivian Sitz (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Florence Phillips (MACON, Ga.)

Mr. Stevens Gillion (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Clonzie Pope (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Beulah Taylor (HARRISON, Ga.)

Mrs. Carol Sumner (BLYTHE, Ga.)

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

Mr. Oscar Lemmon Jr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Grit Anderson (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

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

Mr. Lester Howington (NEW ELLETON, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Wright (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

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

Miss Marsha Reed (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Donald Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Elwood Twiford (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Stephens (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. George Mills (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred Thomas (WRENS, Ga.)

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

Mr. James Stevens (ADRIAN, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Frances Garrard (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lila Jones (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Ping Sr. (OCOEE, Fla.)

Mr. Rufus Collins (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Dennis Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Harris (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eugenia Wallace (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Madden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Cason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Debra Simmons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Freeman Harris Jr. (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Philip Frew Sr. (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Dietrich Bellido (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Rudolph Burckhalter (BARNWELL, S.C.)

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

Why Arabs, Jews can't live in peace
Regarding Issam Nashashibi's May 23 column, "A plan for Jews and Palestinians to live peacefully together," he speaks the truth - as he sees it.

Mentally disabled not to be feared
In response to The Chronicle's May 19 Metro section article, "Hospital proposal opposed," my remarks concern the persons opposed to a personal care home for the mentally disabled in their neighborhoods.

Conservative best for Congress
For those of us who value an independent thinker with conservative common sense, there is a candidate for the U.S. House in South Carolina's 3rd District who we can put our faith in. That man is Jim Klauber. Barbara Nelson, Aiken, S.C.

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

Libya's fair deal
Libya is unofficially offering a deal the United States can't - or shouldn't - refuse: To pay $2.7 billion, or $10 million to each of the families of the 270 people killed (181 Americans) in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

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.

Supports protectionist candidate
South Carolina is hemorrhaging its industrial base. According to the U.S. Census, over 57,000 manufacturing jobs - 14 percent of the total - were lost in the decade 1990 to 2000. An additional 21,000 have been lost since 2000, according to the South Carolina Employment Security Commission. Michele Bunker, 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.

Likes supporter of education
I'm happy that Russ Ferrara is running for the South Carolina House of Representatives. He really understands the needs of our education system. Karen Sides, Aiken, S.C.

Federal power curbed
The U.S. Supreme Court just held that the Federal Maritime Commission should not have ordered the South Carolina Ports Authority to let a casino gambling boat dock at its Charleston, S.C., pier three years ago.

Backs conflict resolution expert
I disagree with John E. Bartus' May 18 letter, calling Jim Stewart a "seat warmer" for Charles Sharpe. Since Mr. Bartus' North Augusta address isn't within South Carolina's District 86 and neither is mine, I'll present my own views on the matter. Chris Rodrigues, Aiken, S.C.

Why Arabs, Jews can't live in peace
Regarding Issam Nashashibi's May 23 column, "A plan for Jews and Palestinians to live peacefully together," he speaks the truth - as he sees it.

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.

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.

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

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

Mentally disabled not to be feared
In response to The Chronicle's May 19 Metro section article, "Hospital proposal opposed," my remarks concern the persons opposed to a personal care home for the mentally disabled in their neighborhoods.

Overtime

Holyfield remains confident

Overtime

Seoul residents jam plazas for soccer feast

Stallions suffer first loss of season

Clijsters not overly upset by upset

Bruce Arena: America's funny, caustic World Cup coach

Venus rising to occasion at French Open

Holyfield pounds Rahman

Kenseth uses testing time to advantage

Area sports announcements

USOC begins process to elect new president

Colt is full of surprises

Bruce Arena: America's funny, caustic World Cup coach
SEOUL, South Korea -- In Brazil, the national soccer team coach feels the weight of his nation.

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

Overtime
Jamal Anderson's eight-year career with the Atlanta Falcons is likely to end on Monday.

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.

Area sports announcements
June 25: Stock Car Racing 101, sponsored by Augusta State University's Continuing Education Department, featuring former NASCAR driver Donnie Allison, 6-9 p.m., at the school's athletic complex mezzanine. Cost: $29. For more information, call (706) 737-1636.

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.

Colt is full of surprises
As he stands on the threshold of the Triple Crown, it's hard to believe War Emblem was once a reluctant racehorse.

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

Holyfield pounds Rahman
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - The old man still has some fight left in him.

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.

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.

Outdoors calendar
SATURDAY: The 10th annual Lock-to-Lock Ride will offer 15-, 25- or 40-mile bicycle tours along the canal, Phinizy Swamp and Savannah River. The ride begins at New Savannah Bluff Park with registration from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Call Andy Jordan's, 724-6777, for details.

Record remains untouched

Biologist hopes to learn more about bass
SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - Scott Robinson doesn't mind receiving frozen fish livers in the mail. In fact, he welcomes them.

Record remains untouched
Some records are meant to be broken. Others seem to endure forever.

Biologist hopes to learn more about bass

Cooking wild
Savvy anglers who fish the Savannah River know the yellow perch is one of the best-tasting freshwater fish anywhere. Here's a recipe to make one of the river's finest fish even finer:

Outdoors calendar

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.

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.

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.

Georgia wins opening game

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.

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.

Breakthrough allows for cellphone alerts
Unsuspecting victims are the worst kind. Better they should have full knowledge of what hits 'em before it hits.

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 halt late rally

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.

Gamecocks hold off rally

Gamecocks hold off rally
COLUMBIA - Late in a game that was very much in doubt Saturday, South Carolina coach Ray Tanner paced the dugout nervously.

Breakthrough allows for cellphone alerts

Brain protein a factor in Parkinson's disease

Faith digest

Pastor says job is finished at mission

Faith and fellowship calendar

Celebrating a century

Family is focus of event

Those who live God's way are truly blessed