Area teams face tough challenges
When Clemson, Georgia Tech and South Carolina analyze their Super Regional baseball opponents, there should be no doubt that their foes are capable of pulling off impressive road conquests.

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.

Area teams face tough challenges

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

'Star Wars' helps fill void of summer vacation

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.

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

Castilla lifts Atlanta to win
ATLANTA - There's Pesky's Pole in Boston.

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.

Braves fall to Reds

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - There's still a long way to go before he joins the ranks of the game's superstars.

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.

Castilla lifts Atlanta to win

Moss handed tough defeat

Lopez costing Braves a bundle

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.

Self-employed woman ends career after 26 years
After being Your Secretary for more than 26 years, Shirley Fleeman is ready for her exit interview.

Manufacturing grows for fourth straight month
Manufacturing grows for fourth straight month; pace faster than previous month

Manufacturing grows for fourth straight month

Business briefs
Augusta-Richmond County's License and Inspection department Monday issued downtown property owner Bonnie Ruben a citation for violation of the property maintenance code.

Maybe it's the spelling?

Business briefs

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

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

FBI's challenges

Getting tough

Patriotic athlete

Kill Aiken petition

Free the chamber

Supportive shoes may ease foot pain
Q: For about 25 years I have had to wear high heels most of the day. Now the balls of my feet hurt so badly that I can hardly walk. Is there anything that can be done about this? - M.S. Louisville, Ga.

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

Singer reminiscent of Ronstadt
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The buzz on Tift Merritt is that she could be the next Bonnie Raitt. Or maybe the next Linda Ronstadt. Emmylou Harris is also mentioned.

Ratings suggest reality TV is popular among youth
It used to be as simple as getting the directions to Sesame Street or spending the afternoon with Barney or Mr. Rogers.

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.

'Thoroughly Modern Millie' wins six Tony Awards
NEW YORK -- An old-fashioned Broadway musical about a small-town girl's quest for love and riches in New York now has a fairy-tale ending for itself and its unlikely young star.

In the know
Nestle Ice Cream wants to reward teachers. Until Aug. 15, parents can submit an essay or poem (300 words or less) describing how a teacher had a significant influence on your child by making learning fun. The teacher and child must be currently enrolled at the same school. Entrants must be the parent or guardian of a child enrolled in grades one through eight in fall 2002.

Jackets to play super regional against Florida Atlantic
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech will play host to Florida Atlantic this weekend in one of eight NCAA tournament super regionals.

Jackets to play super regional against Florida Atlantic

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.

Annika looks awesome heading into summer
AURORA, Ill. -- Annika Sorenstam flashes a smile so photogenic you want to frame it.

Sorenstam romps to another LPGA win

Howell qualifies for Open
ROCKVILLE, Md. - Charles Howell secured a spot in the U.S. Open the old-fashioned way Monday - he earned it with rounds of 73 and 64 at a sectional qualifier.

Gophers, Matteson take NCAA titles

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

Qualifier James Mason wins NFL Classic

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.

Estes wins Kemper Open

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

Semple Thompson makes 12th amateur team
FAR HILLS, N.J. -- Carol Semple Thompson was selected for the U.S. Curtis Cup team for a record 12th time Monday, joining seven other amateurs for the biennial match against Britain and Ireland.

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.

Annika looks awesome heading into summer

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.

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.

Jackets, Lewis top Dogs

One year after Ray Bourque, will Hasek finally stop chasing the cup?
DETROIT -- This Stanley Cup story line worked so well last year, it may be worth repeating.

Hurricanes accept underdog's role

One year after Ray Bourque, will Hasek finally stop chasing the cup?

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.

'Star Wars' helps fill void of summer vacation
For the record, it took my 8-year-old son almost two weeks into his summer vacation before he officially pronounced himself "bored."

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

For safety's sake, let's arm all airline passengers

Disturbed by closing of Widow's Home

Does candidate runs to boost business?

Aiken pastor applauds S.C. aspirant

Where was Christian outrage?

Confederate leader Jefferson Davis a pillar of endurance

McKinney defenders distort facts

Stewart works hard, will serve well

Liberals like to lie about president

Experience, idealism a big plus

Wants credible staff for Xtreme section

Bush's grades better than Gore's

Constitution must be respected when protecting Americans

In the know

Summer TV: Reality sets in

Singer reminiscent of Ronstadt

Ratings suggest reality TV is popular among youth

'Thoroughly Modern Millie' wins six Tony Awards

Daily TV highlights for week beginning Monday

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

Across Georgia

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.

Temps soar to near 100 in season's first heat wave

Council backs six-lane bridge plan

Across the area

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.

Nearing 50th year, institute on Sapelo is showing its age

River festival shares marshes with paddlers

Around town

Subscriber of the day

Dog days of crime

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.

Debate centers on bar hours

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.

Lightning-sparked fire guts Aiken home
AIKEN - A lightning strike ignited a fire Monday that gutted a large, two-story home in in Aiken's exclusive Woodside Plantation.

Around town
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

High temperatures intensify storms
Julia Hall was watching television when she heard the loud crash on top of her apartment Monday afternoon.

Council backs six-lane bridge plan
The North Augusta City Council voiced support Monday night for expanding the planned Interstate 520 bridge across the Savannah River from four to six lanes.

Ex-officers get prison terms
Roderick Berry and Stoney Turnage lost the most important thing in their lives, their law enforcement careers, both told a federal judge Monday.

Across South Carolina

Federal court approves Senate remap
ATLANTA - A federal court in Washington on Monday approved Georgia's latest Senate redistricting map, clearing the way for the districts to be used in this year's round of elections.

Federal court approves Senate remap

Nearing 50th year, institute on Sapelo is showing its age
SAPELO ISLAND, Ga. - The University of Georgia's Marine Institute on Sapelo Island has its 50th birthday next year, but how happy the milestone will be remains uncertain.

Hodges signs lottery spending bill

University helps Ecuador protect environment
ATHENS, Ga. - During the school year, University of Georgia plant ecologist Dr. Carol Hoffman provides advice for state environmental learning programs, such as a tour that teaches Georgia middle-school teachers about protecting the Altamaha River watershed.

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

ANIC approves office building
Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp. has approved spending $1.67 million to build a three-story office building in the heart of the Laney-Walker community.

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.

Debate centers on bar hours
About six months ago, an Augusta bar owner went before local elected officials and asked them to consider extending the hours drinking establishments can serve alcohol.

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.

Zone board OKs adult bookstore
The full commission has the final say on the zoning and will review the request June 18.

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

Across Georgia
ROSWELL -State wildlife officials captured a black bear in a suburban Atlanta apartment complex early Monday.

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.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Motorists along Interstate 26 or U.S. Highway 278 are asked to be especially cautious Wednesday as state agencies practice reversing traffic lanes in a hurricane evacuation.

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.

Across the area
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office has released an artist's rendering of the man wanted in connection with a robbery of the Appling Regions bank Friday.

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

Dog days of crime
Dog thieves didn't care about the Jack Russell terriers in Benjamin Ladomirak's back yard last week. They just wanted Rufus, the pit bull.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Brenda Johnson of Appling.

Across the area

Parties focus on Senate

Community enjoys peace, quiet

Corrections
An article in Monday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly identified A&D Auto Repair as the location of a shooting Sunday because of incorrect information provided to the newspaper. Gunshots were fired at a customer at Affordable Transmission, which is owned by the suspect, McCale Dixon, Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputies said.

Graduate channels pain into project

Subscriber of the day

University helps Ecuador protect environment

Across South Carolina

Ex-officers get prison terms

Corrections

Hodges signs lottery spending bill
COLUMBIA - Gov. Jim Hodges on Monday signed into law a bill that includes the spending plan for the state's new lottery.

News you can use

News you can use

Escaping the Heat
Kojak Goodwin, of Gloverville, gives his friend Randy Spadley, of Graniteville, a ride on his watercraft at Langley Pond. The friends were trying to stay cool on the water as temperatures across the area reached the 100 degree mark Monday.

Lightning-sparked fire guts Aiken home

Across Georgia

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

Bill is likely to get assent

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.

Near-record heat expected to stay all week
Temperatures that sent area residents into air conditioning or to the pool last weekend may be hanging around for a while.

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

Anti-arson program targets youngsters

Creepy-crawlies fascinate visitors to nature center

Summer turns campus into construction zone

Slaying suspect gives motive
AIKEN - The man arrested in the weekend slaying of an Aiken woman told police he shot her and shot at others because he was owed money, police said Monday.

Owner's fight draws attention from advocates

News you can use
June 4, 1970 Augusta's city tax collection office received its biggest-ever single day's collection - $218,538 - on Monday, Collector of Revenue Roy W. Hooper said.

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.

Temps soar to near 100 in season's first heat wave
ALBANY, Ga. -- With a stalled high pressure system hovering overhead, temperatures soared to nearly 100 degrees Monday in many parts of Georgia as the state sweltered through its first heat wave of the season.

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.

Johnson wins Dover debut

Papis and his new team doing more with less

Johnson wins second race

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

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

Tracy wins at Milwaukee Mile

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

Tracy's team appealing Indy 500 finish
INDIANAPOLIS -- Paul Tracy's team will appeal his second-place finish in the Indianapolis 500.

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.

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's team appealing Indy 500 finish

Lakers advance to NBA finals

Lakers take a break before preparing for Nets
LOS ANGELES -- The two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers took Monday off rather than begin preparations for the New Jersey Nets, and who can blame them?

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.

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 take a break before preparing for Nets

Weinke throws again, though gingerly

Featured obituary: Mrs. Gloria Blackwell
The big dining room table in her Gloverville home was a favorite spot for Gloria Blackwell.

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

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

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

Mrs. Alma Jones    (CANOOCHEE, Ga.)
CANOOCHEE, Ga. - Mrs. Alma Lester Jones died on June 2, 2002. Funeral services will be June 5, 2002, at 11a.m. in the Chapel of Peebles-Curry-D

Miss Sanita Harmon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Rowland    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
NEW ELLENTON, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. James Steven Rowland, 50, of Joyce Lane, New Ellento

Betty Jean Williams    (BATH, S.C.)
BATH, S.C.

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. Mary Wright    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
CLEARWATER, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary New Wright, 77, of Pearson Av

Mr. Dennis Barton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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. 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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Henry Murray III    (AUGUSTA, 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. Claude James    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Mr. Cluade Haywood James, 66, of Pinetree Street,

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. Annie Gibbons    (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)
LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Annie Mae Gibbons, died, Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Jefferson Hospital. Funeral will be Wednesday,

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

Mrs. Roxie Crawford    (ATHENS, Ga.)
ATHENS, Ga. - Roxie Reid Crawford, passed away June 1, 2002. Funeral services will be hel

Mr. Robert Madden    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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.,

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

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

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

Mrs. Ruth Atkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Durden Atkins will be held today at 11a.m. in the chapel of Hatcher Funeral Home with The Rev. Marion Jay officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Hatcher Funeral Home, Augusta.

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

Mrs. Mary Bostic    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, June 3, 2002

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. 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

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

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. Funeral services

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

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

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

Miss Marsha Reed    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZ

Mr. Roger Few    (EATONTON, Ga)

Mr. David Ragland Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Mr. David Ragland Sr., son of Henry D. and Betty Cochran Ragland of Empire, Ala. Surviving are a son, David A. Ragland Jr., his maternal grandmother, Ida Cochran; one sister, Dena Straughn; thr

Mr. Fay Newsome    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.-Mr. Fay Newsome, 67, husband of Frank

Mr. John Sims Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Cason (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eugenia Wallace (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Betty Jean Williams (BATH, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Mary Bostic (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Marsha Reed (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert Madden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Roxie Crawford (ATHENS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Eugenia Wallace (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. James Rowland (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)

Mr. Dennis Barton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Murray III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Atkins (AUGUSTA , Ga.)

Mrs. Alma Jones (CANOOCHEE, Ga.)

Mrs. Lizetta Lewis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Atkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bertha Bland (HEPHZIBAH, Ga)

Mr. Claude James (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

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

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

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

Featured obituary: Mrs. Gloria Blackwell

Featured obituary: Mr. Robert Madden

Mr. David Ragland Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Roger Few (EATONTON, Ga)

Miss Marsha Reed (HEPHZIBAH, Ga)

Mr. Chris Dixon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy McKenzie (MIDVILLE, Ga)

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

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

Mrs. Annie Gibbons (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)

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

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

Experience, idealism a big plus
Gresham Barrett is the best candidate in the crowded Republican Primary for South Carolina District 3 U.S. House seat. He's a commonsense conservative and citizen legislator, who successfully combines experience with a youthful and refreshing idealism. David L. Allen, Aiken, S.C.

Does candidate runs to boost business?
I'm concerned about why Jim Stewart decided at the last minute to run for the South Carolina House. Anthony Carraway, Aiken, S.C.

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.

Kill Aiken petition
Aiken's Historic Preservation Commission is scheduled today to take up the controversial petition urged on it by city residents, including prominent members of the horse community, that would deny the owner of the mile track that hosts the Aiken Harness Races each year to develop his property for profitability.

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.

Patriotic athlete
When it comes to patriotism Pat Tillman doesn't just talk the talk, he walks the walk. Tillman is pulling down $1 million a year - or more than $80,000 per game - as the Arizona Cardinals' star strong safety.

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

Stewart works hard, will serve well
Jim Stewart has the tradition of being a hard worker and successful businessman who stands up for values that are very important for family, community, county and state. His experience and leadership will be a strong asset in the House of Representatives in Columbia, S.C. Georgia and Erline Piper, Ridge Spring, 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Getting tough
"We must take the battle to the enemy, disrupt his plans, and confront the worst threats before they emerge. In the world we have entered, the only path to safety is the path of action. And this nation will act."

Aiken pastor applauds S.C. aspirant
I would like to share some good news with residents of Aiken County. St. Noah Church of God would like to thank South Carolina House District 86 candidate Russ Ferrara for his assistance in working with the city of Aiken and helping us with our efforts to expand our church of worship on Charleston Street. Rev. Gehazel Williams, Aiken, S.C.

For safety's sake, let's arm all airline passengers
So many people use so many absurd excuses, all in the name of "security," and still get things backward when it comes to the security of airline flights in the United States. Bill Dekle, Millen, Ga.

Constitution must be respected when protecting Americans
Recently, The Chronicle has fielded a lot of letters demanding reasons why terrorist activity in the United States was not stopped before the World Trade Center was destroyed. Most of these are misguided in some way; a recurring theme is a blindness to absolute requirements of the Constitution. John Culbert, Williston, S.C.

Reyna, Mathis hurting heading into U.S. World Cup opener

Irish fans turn out en masse at World Cup

Overtime

Hewitt, Kuerten lose in fourth round

Agassi reaches French quarters

Overtime

Holyfield back in heavyweight picture

Trainer says Perfect Drift has advantage in Belmont

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.

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.

Overtime
Augusta State junior Oliver Wilson became the first Jaguar to earn first team All-America honors when the Golf Coaches Association of America named the 10-member squad Sunday.

Agassi reaches French quarters
PARIS -- Andre Agassi was in a rut: His rhythm was off, his much younger opponent couldn't miss, his deficit was growing.

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.

Reyna, Mathis hurting heading into U.S. World Cup opener
SEOUL, South Korea -- For four years, it's been aching to show the world it's no longer a last-place team. Now, on the eve of its World Cup opener, the United States is just plain aching.

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.

Weinke throws again, though gingerly
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers starting quarterback Chris Weinke began throwing a football again Monday, nearly eight weeks after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder.

Falcons release Anderson
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons released running back Jamal Anderson on Monday, a move expected after the team added two running backs in the off-season.

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.

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.

Program offers care to Russians
What links the Augusta area to a closed city in Russia?

Technology brings convenience, privacy concerns
SEATTLE -- Christopher Conrad cuts off telemarketers on the phone, regularly reminds direct-mail associations to keep him off their lists and diligently opts out of mass e-mail lists.

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.

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

Yellow Jackets edge Diamond Dogs

Jackets survive Bulldog rally

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.

South Carolina's title could be first of many

North Carolina tops South Carolina

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

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.

Gamecocks taken to limit

Artists's corner
Karen Taylor, 11, is a rising sixth-grade student at Paul Knox Middle School. This untitled drawing of a mallard is colored pencil on paper. The drawing received an honorable mention in the federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program.

Eminem's CD a hit despite pirating of music

On the charts

Girl doesn't want to hurt friends' feelings over trip
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I just won a trip to London, but I can only bring one person. I want to take one of my best friends I've known since before kindergarten, but then how would my other friends feel? I don't know what to do. Any advice? - 13-year-old Hephzibah girl

Xtreme needs you!

Student to help with tasks on NASA project

411
Revamp your jeans and transform them into a pair of cool clam diggers. It's a simple two-step process: cut off the pant legs at the mid-calf point and then slit the seams on either side. Leave as is, or for a more finished look, hem the bottoms with colorful, contrasting stitching.

Xtreme calendar

Question of the week

Question of the week
Q: Which upcoming summer movie are you most anticipating?

Album has just enough pop

Your style
THE FACTS: Donzel Stefan Walton, 13, a rising eighth-grader at C.T. Walker Magnet School.

Your style

Artists's corner

On the charts
Associated PressWeekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Xtreme calendar
New on video and DVD: The Mothman Prophecies, the story of a journalist (Richard Gere) who falls into investigating eerie phenomena in rural West Virginia.

Girl doesn't want to hurt friends' feelings over trip

Xtreme needs you!
Here's your chance to become a member of the Augusta Chronicle's Teen Board. Fill out the online application and e-mail it to us by July 5 at 5 p.m.

Eminem's CD a hit despite pirating of music
LOS ANGELES - Eminem's record label was so nervous about music pirates cannibalizing sales of the rapper's latest CD that it released The Eminem Show nine days early, disrupting well-laid marketing plans.

Album has just enough pop
Phantom Planet - the California band referred to by many as "Jason Schwartzman's band" (you know, the guy from the movie Rushmore) - has a fresh, groovy CD out called The Guest.

Xtreme calendar

Student to help with tasks on NASA project
Brandon Boyd started with a treehouse, but he's aiming even higher.

My ride
THE FACTS: Shauna Key, 17, a graduate of Butler High School and a rising freshman at Georgia Military College

My ride

8,000 yellow jackets in one yard

Gaming expo unveils great new titles

Security systems that work

Program offers care to Russians

Technology brings convenience, privacy concerns