Scouting report on Jonathan Broxton
Here is a scouting report on Burke County High School's right-handed pitcher Jonathan Broxton.

Roll of the Dice

Roll of the Dice
Beginning Tuesday morning, 30 major-league teams will roll up their sleeves and roll the dice, diving headfirst into the arduous process formally known as the First-Year Player Draft.

Taking vacation time to check off the chore list

Judge OKs divorce for deceased man
COVINGTON, Ky. - Anthony Steffen died more than two years ago, but he just got divorced.

8,000 yellow jackets in one yard
GULFPORT, Fla. - Chuck Salem was ready for battle.. For killing, he had a garden hose spraying pesticide with 450 pounds of pressure. For protection, he had striped garden gloves.

Sheffield, Braves surging

Braves notebook

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.

Moss handed tough defeat

Moss handed tough defeat
CINCINNATI - Damian Moss has learned a lot about pitching this year. Now the Braves' rookie left-hander will get a chance to learn something else - getting over a gut-wrenching loss.

Lopez costing Braves a bundle

Braves fall to Reds

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

Braves bullpen gets the job done

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
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.

Lopez costing Braves a bundle
CINCINNATI - If Albie Lopez doesn't make another start this year, the Braves will have paid $1.3 million for each of his starts.

Maybe it's the spelling?
"I recently finished my degree in biology and am currently seeking employment as a wedding consultant."

Time is relative once you're in the waiting room

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.

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

Pocket change
Employer spotlight: Dixie-Narco Inc.

On the move

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.

Success by design

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

Account beneficiaries targeted for taxes

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

On the case

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.

Maybe it's the spelling?

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

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.

Sonic boom

Tigers rout East Carolina
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Zane Green got things going with a leadoff homer and Clemson never stopped, powering to the NCAA regional title with a 21-1 victory over East Carolina on Sunday.

Tigers rout East Carolina

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

College sports notebook

Likes supporter of education

Federal power curbed

Libya's fair deal

FBI's challenges

Free the chamber

Conservative best for Congress

Backs conflict resolution expert

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

Daily TV highlights for week beginning Monday
You can't have two more different award shows than the ones on the tube this upcoming week.

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

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.

Summer TV: Reality sets in
Looks like you'll be butting into other people's business this summer.

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

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.)

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.

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.

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

Regional notebook

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.

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

Jackets, Lewis top Dogs
Need to find Augusta GreenJackets outfielder Russ Lewis after the game? No problem. He'll be hanging around next to the dugout for a good 10 minutes every night, signing balls and bats and gloves and hats and anything else the fans at Lake Olmstead Stadium throw his way.

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
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.

Gophers, Matteson take NCAA titles
UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio -- Two months ago, the Minnesota golf program was all but dead. One week ago, the Golden Gophers were just another good team with high hopes.

Qualifier James Mason wins NFL Classic
CLIFTON, N.J. -- James Mason, a teaching pro who had to qualify for the tournament, shot a 3-under-par 69 Sunday to win the NFL Golf Classic by two strokes.

Jags crack NCAA golf's top five

Sorenstam romps to another LPGA win
AURORA, Ill. -- No record seems safe from Annika Sorenstam.

Sorenstam romps to another LPGA win

Qualifier James Mason wins NFL Classic

Gophers, Matteson take NCAA titles

Rose shoots a 65 to beat Poulter by one shot in British Masters
WOBURN, England -- England's Justin Rose shot a 7-under-par 65 Sunday for a one-shot victory over countryman Ian Poulter in the British Masters.

Estes wins Kemper Open

Golf roundup

Rose shoots a 65 to beat Poulter by one shot in British Masters

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.

Estes wins Kemper Open
POTOMAC, Md. -- On a breezy day that produced spectacular shots and costly miscues, Bob Estes won the Kemper Insurance Open with a steady round of 17 pars and one birdie.

Jackets, Lewis top Dogs

Augusta misses chance

Greenjackets notebook

Hurricanes accept underdog's role

Hurricanes accept underdog's role
DETROIT -- The nine Stanley Cup championship banners that hang in Joe Louis Arena don't represent all the history the Carolina Hurricanes are up against in facing the Detroit Red Wings.

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.

Former vice officers sentenced
Two former vice officers who admitted they accepted bribes will spend time in prison.

Where was Christian outrage?

McKinney defenders distort facts

Confederate leader Jefferson Davis a pillar of endurance

Supports protectionist candidate

Wants credible staff for Xtreme section

Disturbed by closing of Widow's Home

Bush's grades better than Gore's

Liberals like to lie about president

Stunningly Southern

Doctor deserves recognition when addressed on a letter

Daily TV highlights for week beginning Monday

Aiken County author examines early slavery

Arts calendar

Suitable for framing

Summer TV: Reality sets in

Summer turns campus into construction zone

River festival shares marshes with paddlers

Owner's fight draws attention from advocates
The seven-member panel that has regulated Aiken's three historic districts since 1991 has done so with little controversy.

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

Graduate channels pain into project

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

Two vie for comptroller post

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.

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.

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.

Parties focus on Senate

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

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

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

Aiken car wash offers some work, some play
AIKEN - At Willie's Car Care, it's as much about chitchatting as it is about cleaning.

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.

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

Across the southeast

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

Subscriber of the day

Across Georgia
MACON -A bond issue recently approved by the Georgia Department of Transportation will provide about half the funds needed to start passenger rail service between Macon and Atlanta.

Across South Carolina

Creepy-crawlies fascinate visitors to nature center

Working for play

Subscriber of the day

Budget pinches district

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.

Braves fall to Reds

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.

Standing ovations

Across the area

Getting a boost

Across the area

Recreation getaway is nestled in forest

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.

Creepy-crawlies fascinate visitors to nature center
ATHENS, Ga. - Athens had snake handlers galore Saturday - hundreds of curious children and adults at Sandy Creek Nature Center's annual Snake Day.

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.

Trash pickup service widens

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.

Freeway construction continues

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

News you can use

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -City officials have considered scaling back Piccolo Spoleto next year to help maintain the art festival's mission to be affordable.

Ex-coroner jailed for fraud

Anti-arson program targets youngsters
Augusta fire officials say a child with a match is possibly more dangerous than one with a gun.

A joyful noise

Across Georgia

Summer turns campus into construction zone
Nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in construction is raising dust and buildings at the University of Georgia this season.

Owner's fight draws attention from advocates

Across the area
The heat index topped 100 degrees Sunday in the Augusta area for the first time this year, weather officials said.

Across South Carolina

Graduate channels pain into project
SAVANNAH - About 800 students walked away from the Savannah College of Art and Design's graduation ceremony with diplomas and inspiration to move their audiences with their work.

News you can use

Codes take aim at hurricanes
SAVANNAH - For many in Georgia, the winds of Hurricane Andrew 10 years ago are still blowing strong.

Anti-arson program targets youngsters

News you can use
June 3, 1960 Final papers were signed Thursday formally transferring WRDW-TV (Channel 12) from Southeastern Newspapers Inc. to WPIT Inc., a member of the Friendly Group of stations of Steubenville, Ohio.

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

River festival shares marshes with paddlers
BLUFFTON, S.C. - There's a reason the first Bluffton Regatta was open only to nonmotorized boats. Seeing the May River's marshes from the equivalent of a speeding car just isn't the same as being at eye-level in a slow-moving kayak.

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

Parties focus on Senate
ATLANTA - With the U.S. Senate divided among 50 Democrats, 49 Republicans and one independent, any of this year's races could tip the balance.

Bill is likely to get assent

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Thomas E. LaCount of Grovetown.

Community enjoys peace, quiet

Bill is likely to get assent
AIKEN - Both houses of the state Legislature are likely to approve massive changes this week to the system that oversees children's legal rights.

Community enjoys peace, quiet
MILLETT, S.C. - When Ella Smith turned 90 in September, her neighbors kept her birthday party a secret.

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.

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.

Johnson wins second race
DOVER, Del. - Rick Hendrick's voice was both booming and comforting in a moment of uncertainty Sunday during the closing laps of the MBNA Platinum 400 at the Dover International Speedway.

Tracy wins at Milwaukee Mile

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.

Johnson wins Dover debut
DOVER, Del. -- Rookie Jimmie Johnson redeemed himself for errors that probably cost him a victory a week earlier, winning the MBNA Platinum 400 on Sunday at Dover International Speedway.

Tracy's team still considering appealing Indy 500 finish
WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- Paul Tracy's car-owner, Barry Green, has scheduled a press conference Monday to announce whether he will appeal the disputed finish of the May 26 Indianapolis 500.

Tracy wins at Milwaukee Mile
WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- No question that Paul Tracy was the winner this time.

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.

Papis and his new team doing more with less
WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- Max Papis is doing more with less.

Johnson wins Dover debut

Tracy's team still considering appealing Indy 500 finish

Papis and his new team doing more with less

Johnson wins second race

Biffle overcomes obstacles

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.

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.

Nets confident heading into NBA Finals

Nets confident heading into NBA Finals
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Sitting with his mother, family and some friends, New Jersey Nets forward Kenyon Martin was enjoying a rare day off on Saturday when someone stated the obvious.

Wild West series comes down to Game 7

Lakers advance to NBA finals
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Extended to overtime in a Game 7 on the road, the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers did what they do best - thrive when the pressure is at its highest.

Lakers advance to NBA finals

O'Brien thinks the Nets will win NBA title

Dr. Margaret Coryell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga.- Margaret Elizabeth Coryell

Miss Sanita Harmon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA

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

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.

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

Mrs. Mary Cason    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Williams Cason, 63, of Ridgewood Drive, died Sat

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

Mr. Dennis Barton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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. 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.

Mrs. Bertha Bland    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Roger Few    (EATONTON, Ga)

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

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 service will be held Monday, June 3, 2002, at 2 p.m., at Franklin Covenant Baptist Church, with Rev. George Williams

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

Mr. Dennis Barton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Madden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Atkins    (AUGUSTA , Ga.)
AUGUSTA ,Ga.- Entered into rest June 2, 2002, at University Hospital, Mrs. Ruth Durden Atkins, 77, wife of the late Fred T. Atkins. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11a.m. in the chapel of Hatcher Funeral Home with The Rev. Marion Jay o

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

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

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

Mrs. Eugenia Wallace    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest June 1, 2002, at the Medical

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

Miss Marsha Reed    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga - Entered into rest Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at her residence, Miss Marsha Denise Reed, 31, of Primrose Drive. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, Ju

Featured obituary: Mr. Robert Madden
Robert "Slip" Madden's marriage came first in his life. Bowling was a definite second, his wife said.

Mr. David Ragland Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Friday, May 31, 2002, Mr. David Aron Ragland Sr., son of Henry D. and Betty Cochran Ragland of Empire, Ala. Surviving are a son, David A. Ragland Jr.,

Mr. Chris Dixon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Chris Edward Dixon, 54, beloved husband of Sun Dixon, entered into rest June 2, 2002, at his residence. Funeral service

Mrs. Clonzie Pope    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Clonzie Bell Pope, 92, of

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. 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. Lewis Clark    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Services for

Mr. Robert Ping, Sr.    (OCOEE, Fla.)
OCOEE, Fla. - Mr. Robert Ping, Sr., 61,of And

Mr. Samuel Brown, Jr.    (GREAT NECK, N.Y.)
GREAT NECK, N.Y. - Funeral services for Mr. Samuel Brown, Jr., 68, of Grandview Avenue will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Old Storm Branch Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr

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

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

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

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. 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

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

Mr. Fay Newsome    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.-Mr. Fay Newsome, 67, husband of Frankie Hammond Newsome, of Oriol

Mrs. Mary Gardenhire    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Neece    (LEXINGTON, S.C.)
LEXINGTON, S.C. - Mr. Robert Nathan Neece, 84, husband of the late Emelene Rice Neece, entered into rest, Sunday, June 2, 2002, in Lexington. A memorial service will be

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. Dorothy McKenzie    (MIDVILLE, Ga)
MIDVILLE, Ga - Mrs. Dorothy Ridgdill McKenzie, died June 1, 2002. Funeral Services are Monday at 3p.m., Southern Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, burial in Old Cano- ochee Prim

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

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

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.

Mr. Johnny Grim    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Madden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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. 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 con

Mr. Henry Murray III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Connie Jackson    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Entered into rest Saturday, June 1, 2002, Ms. Connie Frances Jackson, 41, of Cumberland Lane, Aiken. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Ms. Jackson was a native of Aiken County and a member of Rondal

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

Mr. Lester Howington    (NEW ELLETON, S.C.)
NEW ELLETON, S.C. - Lester Watson Howington, 88, of Pamela Avenue, New Ellenton, died May 31, 2002. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Shellhouse Funeral Home Chapel wi

Mr. Johnny Grim    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Johnny Louis Grim was the son of the late Tommie Grim and Hattie Weaver. He departed this life on Thursday, May 30, 2002, at the Edgefield Coun

Mr. Freddie McDougal    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for M

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

Dr. Margaret Coryell    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert Madden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. George Mills (MILLEN, Ga.)

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

Miss Sanita Harmon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Neece (LEXINGTON, S.C.)

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

Mr. Fay Newsome (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Dennis Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy McKenzie (MIDVILLE, Ga)

Miss Marsha Reed (HEPHZIBAH, Ga)

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

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

Mr. Dennis Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eugenia Wallace (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Elwood Twiford (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Atkins (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

Mrs. Debra Simmons (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Robert Madden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Cason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. Connie Jackson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Featured obituary: Ms. Johnette Garrett

Featured obituary: Mr. Robert Madden

Mr. Stevens Gillion (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Murray III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Carol Sumner (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Miss Marsha Reed (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Eugenia Wallace (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

Mr. Roger Few (EATONTON, Ga)

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

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

Mr. Chris Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Bland (HEPHZIBAH, Ga)

Mrs. Mary Cason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lizetta Lewis (AUGUSTA, 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.

Wants credible staff for Xtreme section
Perhaps in seeking to staff your Xtreme teen page for next year, you can find some regular kids, who have worthy ideas and topics of genuine substance, rather than just providing a forum for these overindulged rich kids to show off those cars and expensive, designer price-tag clothes.Randy Potter, Augusta

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.

Confederate leader Jefferson Davis a pillar of endurance
Most historians would agree that judging history of the distant past by today's standards gives a biased result. By what standard will we be judged 100 years from now? Many of our Founding Fathers are considered questionable due to the fact that they owned slaves. Their names are constantly being removed from inner-city schools. Robert L. Gordon, North Augusta, S.C.

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.

Where was Christian outrage?
Just a few items that have bothered me these last few months: Al Ciarlone, Evans, Ga.

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.

Bush's grades better than Gore's
Once again the arrogant, liberal crowd gets it wrong. In Michael Ledo's May 24 letter, he says the American people shouldn't trust a "C" student as its president ("Little should be expected from 'C' student President Bush"). Christopher Noah Sr., Evans, Ga.

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.

FBI's challenges
There's a lot happening at the FBI. On the heels of Director Robert Mueller's announcement last week that the agency is shifting much of its focus from solving crimes to preventing terrorism came Attorney General John Ashcroft to explain what that meant: Expanded investigatory powers to monitor Americans.

Free the chamber
Sentiment continues to build among Augusta commissioners to take money that's usually sent to the Metro Chamber of Commerce and use it to establish a city-run economic development office.

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.

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.

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.

Liberals like to lie about president
Two letters to the editor in the May 26 edition of The Chronicle prove that "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing." Vernon Johnson ("Bush struggles to avoid being one-term president") and Clyde Hoots ("Government, businesses use Sept. 11 as excuse") both repeat the recent fable that President George W. Bush and "the government" knew in advance that terrorists would use planes as missiles, but failed to intervene. This is pure, unmitigated hogwash and both men know it. Keith Shafer, Augusta

Disturbed by closing of Widow's Home
Having once been the matron of the Widow's Home, I find it most disturbing to learn of it's demise. I am assured that the residents will have to find their own places of residence in a short length of time. I only hope that the infamous senator from Richmond County isn't involved in the sale.

McKinney defenders distort facts
It seems that defenders of U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., are just as likely as she to distort the facts to make political points. Bernard W. Clark's letter of May 25 ("Congresswoman is right; her haters eating crow") ignores Ms. McKinney's true intentions - which are to exploit partisan differences and aggravate the racial divide by accusing President George W. Bush of treason by claiming he deliberately allowed the attacks on Sept. 11 in order to pursue war profits for his friends and family. Mr. Clark thinks she is vindicated by news that the FBI and the administration received warnings last year about the Arab hijackers. David Paine, Evans, Ga.

Area sports announcements

Irish fans turn out en masse at World Cup

Trainer says Perfect Drift has advantage in Belmont

Overtime

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

Overtime

Colt is full of surprises

Holyfield pounds Rahman

Holyfield back in heavyweight picture

Hewitt, Kuerten lose in fourth round

Trainer says Perfect Drift has advantage in Belmont
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Trainer Murray Johnson is counting on Perfect Drift's pedigree as the gelding tries to play Triple Crown spoiler to War Emblem in the Belmont Stakes.

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.

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.

Hewitt, Kuerten lose in fourth round
PARIS -- Top-seeded Lleyton Hewitt and two-time defending champion Gustavo Kuerten were beaten at the French Open on Sunday in fourth-round upsets that ended a half-hour apart.

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.

Irish fans turn out en masse at World Cup
CHIBA, Japan -- Consider this a measure of devotion to the Irish team: Declan Caulfield left for two weeks in Japan to cheer on Ireland just five days after his wife gave birth to their second daughter.

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

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

Holyfield back in heavyweight picture
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Evander Holyfield did his part, in a performance that made him feel young once again. Now he'll go to Memphis to see just what his win over Hasim Rahman really means in the heavyweight picture.

Overtime
With the powerhouse program that coach Curtis Frye has assembled in women's track and field, South Carolina's first national championship in any sport could be followed by many more.

Record remains untouched

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.

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.

Outdoors calendar

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:

Security systems that work
How secure is your computer? Your network? Before you run off in a panic to check your credit card balance or try to discover who's been sending pornographic e-mails bearing your e-mail address, let us calmly evaluate the situation.

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

Gaming expo unveils great new titles
With three big consoles displaying dozens of big games for this holiday season, the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles showed why there has never been a better time to be a gamer.

Yellow Jackets edge Diamond Dogs

Jackets survive Bulldog rally
ATLANTA - There's absolutely no problem with Georgia Tech's starting pitching. It's virtually unhittable.

Jackets survive Bulldog rally

Yellow Jackets edge Diamond Dogs
ATLANTA -- Philip Perry struck out Matt Cavender with a runner on third to earn the save and give Georgia Tech an 8-7 victory over Georgia in the NCAA regional Sunday.

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.

Gamecocks hold off rally

South Carolina's title could be first of many

Gamecocks taken to limit

North Carolina tops South Carolina

North Carolina tops South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Five North Carolina players had multiple hits as the Tar Heels beat South Carolina 8-4, forcing a second game Sunday in the NCAA regional championship.

South Carolina's title could be first of many
BATON ROUGE, La. -- With the powerhouse program that coach Curtis Frye has assembled in women's track and field, South Carolina's first national championship in any sport could be followed by many more.

Gamecocks taken to limit
COLUMBIA - Blake Taylor's job is saving games. He saved his team's postseason life Sunday.

8,000 yellow jackets in one yard

Gaming expo unveils great new titles

Security systems that work

Breakthrough allows for cellphone alerts