Dodgers select Burke County ace

Suzuki leads AL All-Star voting
NEW YORK -- Reigning MVP Ichiro Suzuki leads American League players in balloting for next month's All-Star game.

Ball State's Bullington goes to Pirates with No. 1 pick
NEW YORK -- The Pittsburgh Pirates don't expect to see No. 1 draft pick Bryan Bullington throwing his 94 mph fastball in the major leagues any time soon.

Ball State's Bullington goes to Pirates with No. 1 pick

Dodgers select Burke County ace
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Watching Burke County's Jonathan Broxton on the mound and watching him sit in a chair in front of the family computer waiting to be drafted are eerily similar experiences.

Suzuki leads AL All-Star voting

Draft dream

Draft dream
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Since he was 5 years old and playing T-ball, this is what Jonathan Broxton has waited for - the phone call, the major league scout on the other end of the line, the contract offer, the chance to play baseball professionally.

San Francisco picks Greenbrier's Davis
If Greenbrier catcher Robert Davis was upset with his selection in the second day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, all he needs to do is think about Mike Piazza.

Odds and ends
HAMLIN, W.Va. -- For years, Lincoln County has had only one stoplight. Now it's down to a single flashing signal.

Another use for duct tape
LEE, Maine -- With a dozen rolls of duct tape and more than 20 hours of creative hard work, Spencer Stacey and Samantha Braziller were outfitted for the Lee Academy senior prom.

Blanco homers for win

Braves notebook
ATLANTA - If Tom Glavine gets his 10th win this afternoon against the New York Mets, it would be the fastest he has reached 10 wins in his 15-year career.

Atlanta drafts hometown hero

Atlanta drafts hometown hero
ATLANTA - It was no surprise that three of the Atlanta Braves' first six picks in Tuesday's Major League Baseball first-player draft, were pitchers.

Turner Field has first rainout
ATLANTA -- The first rainout in Turner Field history halted Tuesday night's game between the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves, a matchup of the top two teams in the NL East.

Blanco homers for win
ATLANTA - The things that allow Bobby Cox to make like Red Auerbach and puff contentedly on a cigar after every win: A pair of starting pitchers named Maddux and Glavine, Chipper Jones building a Hall of Fame career, whether at third base or left field, and a budding superstar in Andruw Jones.

Braves notebook

Turner Field has first rainout

Augusta debates contract

Proven success
In 1997, Dan Beavers' biggest concern was convincing the people of Aiken that microbreweries could also serve good food.

Davison's Auto gets new tenant

Hot commodity
Paula Potter just couldn't take it anymore.

Davison's Auto gets new tenant
One month after the closing of Davison's Auto Service, the owner of the property at the corner of Seventh and Reynolds streets is in negotiations with a new tenant.

Business briefs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Stein Mart Inc. Chief Executive Officer John H. "Jack" Williams Jr. said Monday he will retire at the end of this fiscal year and turn the reins of the company over to Michael D. Fisher, who was promoted to president and chief operating officer last August.

Gizmos' functions to merge, expert says

Gizmos' functions to merge, expert says
ATLANTA - Laptop computers will soon be more like cell phones, and mobile phones will do more computing as the coming types of high-tech equipment blur together, according to industry executives.

Proven success

Athens man buys mall space

Athens man buys mall space
The effort to pump life back into the defunct Regency Mall has a new advocate.

Augusta debates contract
Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce President Jim West has been doing a lot of planning lately.

Business briefs

Rich got richer during the 1990s
WASHINGTON -- Incomes rose and poverty rates declined across parts of the South and Midwest during the prosperous 1990s, though vast stretches of rural areas remained among the poorest in the nation.

Rich got richer during the 1990s

Hot commodity

Business briefs
BALTIMORE - A U.S. currency trader accused of hiding $691 million in trading losses was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury.

Greene puts up unexpected numbers in final season

Greene puts up unexpected numbers in final season
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson's Khalil Greene always expected the hits. It's the honors that have knocked him back a bit.

Oklahoma State's Phillips named new athletic director
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Terry Don Phillips won't have to change the color of his wardrobe - just the insignia - as he stepped down from his job as athletic director at Oklahoma State and accepted the same job at Clemson on Tuesday.

Club converts Tara course's bentgrass greens

Not zero tolerance

The right question

'Never mind'

Lottery spending

Soft sentences

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

Presto pesto
For the past several weeks I've focused on cold foods for summer dining. This week, the notion of a "sandwich supper" gets taken to new heights with my family-sized pesto beef hero.

Small portions
For those who love fresh figs, the season is sweet but frustratingly short. The solution during the off-season? Adriatic Fig Spread, a thick, intensely figgy preserve made from figs from the Dalmatian region of Croatia.

Wine talk
THE WINE: 1999 Merryvale Starmont Chardonnay. THE PRICE: $22

Antics make MTV awards a hit
LOS ANGELES - Irreverent and bordering on insolent, the MTV Movie Awards have built a following over the past decade by mocking Hollywood as much as celebrating it.

'Sum of All Fears' in top spot at box office
LOS ANGELES -- "The Sum of All Fears" added up to a victory over "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" as the nuclear terrorism thriller knocked George Lucas' sci-fi saga to second place at the weekend box office.

Basketball boosts NBC in ratings
NEW YORK - The season is over. Reruns prevail. Even so, NBC maintained its season-long winning ways last week, largely on the strength of its basketball coverage.

California blend is light work for the tongue
When purple evening shadows mark the end of a warm day and friends and neighbors are coming over for a little dinner or to sit on the porch, it's not the time for high-alcohol, oak-girt cabernet sauvignons or similar palate-wrenching red wines. No, this is the occasion for which we need wines that define the notion of aperitif, something brisk and crisp and delightful to quench the thirst and stimulate the appetite and perhaps move from the porch to the table to accompany a first course.

Troops enjoy the chance to wear civilian clothes
Decked out in head-to-toe camouflage and shiny black combat boots, Christina Grimes and Andria Johnson flip through the racks at T.J. Maxx for something feminine to wear out on the town.

Health capsules
Scientists studying differences in how men and women think have some new information to ponder: Experiments show that the female hormone estrogen may help learning in some situations and hinder it in others.

Hickory defeats Augusta
HICKORY, N.C. - John VanBenschoten threw eight innings of four-hit ball, and the Hickory Crawdads defeated the Augusta GreenJackets 4-3 at L.P. Frans Stadium to win their fourth-straight on Wednesday.

Crawdads rout GreenJackets
HICKORY, N.C. - The Hickory Crawdads, the South Atlantic League Northern Division co-leaders, ripped Augusta pitching for 19 hits in a 14-3 win over the GreenJackets on Tuesday night at L.P. Frans Stadium.

Monsters aren't as much fun as they used to be

Nicklaus hurting as he heads into Senior PGA

Now comes the hard part for Sorenstam
WILMINGTON, Del. -- About the only thing missing is a 59.

Now comes the hard part for Sorenstam

Els, Singh seeking third Buick Classic titles
HARRISON, N.Y. -- Ernie Els and Vijay Singh have had too much success at the Westchester Country Club to discount the Buick Classic as a mere U.S. Open warmup.

Nicklaus hurting as he heads into Senior PGA
AKRON, Ohio -- Battling a creaky back that had him wincing in pain during a nine-hole practice round, Jack Nicklaus said Wednesday that he wasn't a good bet to win this week's PGA Seniors Championship on one of his favorite courses.

Jags prove they are contenders

Els, Singh seeking third Buick Classic titles

Jags prove they are contenders
When Jay Seawell was hired as Augusta State's golf coach in 1998, he believed he could lead the Jaguars to a Division I national championship.

Tiger's next frontier: Winning a major on a par 70

Tiger's next frontier: Winning a major on a par 70
The U.S. Open was still more than a month away when Tiger Woods was reminded of a peculiar statistic: He has never won a major championship on a par-70 golf course.

Webb returns under different circumstances

Webb returns under different circumstances
WILMINGTON, Del. -- The large photograph that Karrie Webb signed Wednesday for DuPont Country Club officials showed her standing behind a row of beer spigots at the bar as she filled a tall, frosty glass with Fosters.

Hickory defeats Augusta

Crawdads rout GreenJackets

Bowman says Game 2 might sway Stanley Cup finals

Bowman says Game 2 might sway Stanley Cup finals
DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings' biggest worry going into these supposedly one-sided Stanley Cup finals seemed to be when to schedule their victory parade.

Owners of Red Wings, Hurricanes share rivalry
DETROIT -- This Stanley Cup rivalry between the Detroit Red Wings and Carolina Hurricanes has been described as icy, bitter and fierce - and that's just between the owners.

Hurricanes stun Red Wings in overtime
DETROIT -- Ron Francis knocked in Jeff O'Neill's short pass to the top of the crease 58 seconds into overtime, and the Carolina Hurricanes stunned the heavily favored Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals Tuesday night.

Hurricanes stun Red Wings in overtime

Owners of Red Wings, Hurricanes share rivalry

Americans upset Portugal
YOKOHAMA, Japan -- The Americans took their turn at shocking the soccer world Wednesday, upsetting powerful Portugal 3-2 in the World Cup.

Woman named Fort Gordon commander
Brig. Gen. Janet Hicks has been chosen to command the U.S. Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon, making her the first woman to head a major military installation in Georgia.

Officials investigate rape allegation
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into a claim of rape at the Augusta Youth Development Campus, according to a spokeswoman for the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Firefighter burned in house fire
A firefighter with the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department was badly burned this morning after rushing into a fiery south Augusta residence because he thought children might be inside, officials said.

Applauds N. Augusta development

Shame on vandals' desecration

Jackson the one for U.S. House

Don't let Augusta Mall die

MCG's strengths being overlooked

Small-businessman top candidate

Peeler would be a great governor

Genuine war veterans should do Memorial Day honors

Too many outsiders back Stewart

Ferrara the pick for S.C. House seat

Sept. 11 probe a waste of time

Airport plan is blueprint for 'field of dreams'

McCain endorsement kiss of death?

Wine talk

Presto pesto

California blend is light work for the tongue

Antics make MTV awards a hit

'Sum of All Fears' in top spot at box office

Basketball boosts NBC in ratings

Troops enjoy the chance to wear civilian clothes

Health capsules

Small portions

Augusta re-signs Galbraith

Augusta re-signs Galbraith
As solid as Lance Galbraith was as a rookie last season, the Augusta Lynx think he'll be an even better second-year pro.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Players will be out of luck if they're hoping to buy lottery tickets next Tuesday.

Arsons remain a mystery
Valerie Fleming can't see any signs of the arson that damaged her Creekside Court home a year and a half ago.

EBay items concern Air Force officials
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Norb Novocin's day at a Jacksonville auction turned out to be more than he bargained for.

Psychologist says man can stand trial
A psychologist testified Tuesday that he believes an Augusta man accused of setting fire to a neighbor's house is competent to stand trial.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Herman Walden of Hephzibah.

City gets 2 ambulance bids

Cool vegetables for sale
After rush hour, Louise Dickerson, of Aiken, relaxes with a cool drink. Mrs. Dickerson, who runs a vegetable stand with her husband, Charlie, brings her fan to work to try to stay cool as temperatures reach the 90s.

Subscriber of the day

Psychologist says man can stand trial

Subscriber of the day

Across the area
A man charged with murder in a Lake Olmstead drowning is expected to be brought to Augusta next week, Richmond County sheriff's Lt. Jack Francisco said.

HOPE funds will dry up, official says

Thurmond recalls role in Normandy invasion

Cool vegetables for sale

Program puts meal on children's plates
About 150 girls got a free meal Wednesday as part of the kickoff of the Girls Inc. 2002 Kid's Cafe Summer Feeding Program.

Comrades to reunite in France

Budget deletes new posts

School's in for summer

Around town

News you can use

Hit head-on
Hit head-onMartinez-Evans firefighters take Cristina Girgenti to an ambulance after her car was hit head-on by a truck on Washington Road. Authorities said John Stump, 33, of Augusta, crossed the center line. Both drivers were taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Ms. Girgenti was in fair condition Tuesday, while Mr. Stump was in critical condition. Charges are pending.

Across Georgia

Votes fail to revive city's car allowance
Three high-ranking city employees, including one who started on the job this week, will get smaller paychecks next week after several votes on car allowances failed before Augusta commissioners Tuesday.

Around town

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

Across the area

States work on water deal

Overturned truck

Across the area
Authorities Wednesday were investigating the armed theft of a pit-bull Monday.

Woman named Fort Gordon commander

Overturned truck
Sgt. Paul Johnson, of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, directs traffic around an overturned tractor-trailer in a westbound lane of River Watch Parkway. The truck turned over at about 5 p.m. Wednesday after hitting a median. It had been carrying a backhoe. The driver, Edward Jones, 64, of North Augusta, was treated at Medical College of Georgia Hospital and released.

Canal adds patrols after vandalism
Law-enforcement patrols along the Augusta Canal were stepped up Tuesday after visitors reported a second wave of vandalism involving the spreading of upholstery tacks to flatten bicycle tires.

Budget deletes new posts
AIKEN - Aiken County Clerk of Court Liz Godard brought several overworked court clerks and a bucketful of one week's worth of mail to Aiken County Council on Tuesday night.

EBay items concern Air Force officials

Arsons remain a mystery

Badges must be worn at sheriff's office
Getting in to see a sheriff's investigator in Richmond County just got a little tougher.

Badges must be worn at sheriff's office

Firefighter burned in house fire

Elbert County jury selected for murder charges retrial
ELBERTON, Ga. - An Elbert County jury has heard opening statements in the second trial of Albert R. Wymbs on murder charges.

News you can use

Plan averts tax increase
Columbia County residents won't face a tax increase from the county's $107 million budget.

Question is settled by degree

Hit head-on

Elbert County jury selected for murder charges retrial

Across the area

Across the region

Drunk driver admits to guilt
A Harlem man involved in a drunken-driving accident pleaded guilty Wednesday to reduced charges and received probation.

Bar hours will stay the same

City gets 2 ambulance bids
When Augusta commissioners voted last year to consider changing the city's ambulance service, they said they wanted to inject competition into Augusta's emergency medical service market.

States work on water deal
Ever feel you're being watched?

Bar hours will stay the same
An Augusta bar owner's business license will be on 90-day probation while the rest of the city's bars and restaurants will see no changes in their operating hours after the actions of Augusta commissioners at a Tuesday meeting.

School's in for summer
Instead of spending her summer lounging at the lake with friends, Shamekia Thompkins is back in the classroom.

Question is settled by degree
AIKEN - The yearlong debate among the members of the Aiken County state Senate delegation over whom to appoint as bond court magistrate ended Tuesday.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Richard E. Hogue of Grovetown.

Track nears landmark status
AIKEN - For most of the crowd at Tuesday night's Historic Preservation Commission meeting, the debate was about what role McGhees' Mile Track played in Aiken's past, land rights, and what making the property a "historic landmark" means.

Mom who left baby in van is arrested

News you can use
JUNE 5, 1980 Federal Judge Anthony A. Alaimo has ended Augusta Mayor Lewis A. Newman's appointment as receiver of the city Police Department.

Americans upset Portugal

Program puts meal on children's plates

Canal adds patrols after vandalism

HOPE funds will dry up, official says
ATHENS, Ga. - A day of reckoning is coming when Georgia will have to dip into its general fund to cover costs of the lottery-funded HOPE scholarship, Georgia's higher education chief warned this week.

Comrades to reunite in France
It's been more than half a century since Willis Irvin Jr. helped liberate the French town of St. Sever, Calvados, from Nazi soldiers.

Across Georgia
NOBLE -Four months after hundreds of decaying corpses were found on the grounds of a crematory, investigators plan to shut down the makeshift headquarters they set up at an indoor livestock show ring.

Thurmond recalls role in Normandy invasion
The day the United States entered World War II in 1941, Strom Thurmond was a 39-year-old Circuit Court judge in South Carolina exempt from military service.

DOT rules out endangered plant
It seems Mother Nature's fun with the Georgia Department of Transportation is almost over in Columbia County.

Across the region
REIDSVILLE -A Georgia State Prison guard died two weeks after being pummeled by a maximum-security inmate - the first time a Georgia inmate has killed a prison employee in more than a decade, officials said.

Firefighter suffers burns in blaze
When Randy Justice heard there might be children inside a burning house Wednesday morning, he didn't pause.

University provost is finalist in Alabama search
ATHENS, Ga. - A search committee has formally recommended the University of Georgia's Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Karen Holbrook as a finalist for the presidency of the 14,000-student University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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

Mom who left baby in van is arrested
As a North Augusta mother chose to go shopping without her 11-month-old child Tuesday, police say, several other shoppers decided they needed to rescue the baby from a dangerously hot minivan.

Packing up memories
Neighbors and friends help pack up items salvaged from the remains of Douglas Holford's home in Woodside Plantation. After Monday's fire, which was caused by lightning striking a tree next to the building, only a shell of the home remained.

Track nears landmark status

News you can use
June 6, 1944 Wilmer D. Lanier, coordinator of the Augusta-Richmond County War Services Council, said he had received a request to make an appeal for waste paper, fats, greases and tin cans.

Packing up memories

Corrections
In Wednesday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle, Aaron Booher's name was misspelled in a photo caption in the Around Town calendar.

Plan averts tax increase

3 men charged in methamphetamine plot
Three men have been charged with trying to steal anhydrous ammonia from a Waynesboro gas company to make methamphetamines, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Monsters aren't as much fun as they used to be
We are surrounded by monsters. They come in the form of terrorists, child abusers, murderers, polluters, diseases. I grew up in a different world of monsters.

Racing facts - Pocono 500
Here are facts about the upcoming Pocono 500 race.

Spotlight on Ken Schrader

NASCAR notebook
LONG POND, Pa. - When Jimmie Johnson started on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series five months ago, his goal was to win the rookie-of-the-year title.

Andretti not thinking about leaving Petty
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Petty Enterprises is concerned that driver John Andretti will leave the organization when his contract expires at the end of the year. It might not have anything to worry about.

Spotlight on Ken Schrader
Here is a profile of NASCAR driver Ken Schrader.

Technology takes toll
LONG POND, Pa. - The competitive edge that once separated the NASCAR Winston Cup Series from other forms of racing has been lost in a mountain of geometric quotients and engineering projects.

Technology takes toll

Andretti not thinking about leaving Petty

NASCAR notebook

Lakers top Nets in Game 1

Defending Kidd a major task for Lakers
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Derek Fisher calls Jason Kidd the true MVP.

Johnson, Brown elected to Hall of Fame

Defending Kidd a major task for Lakers

Johnson, Brown elected to Hall of Fame
LOS ANGELES -- Magic Johnson, who set the standard for point guards with his all-around brilliance, and Larry Brown were elected Wednesday into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Lakers top Nets in Game 1
LOS ANGELES -- What began as a mismatch turned into something mildly intriguing.

Walls returns to practice

Mrs. Ruth Chinn    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. Claud Caldwell Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Eunice Denard    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Eunice Matthews Denard, 93, of Lincolnton Road, entered into rest Tuesday morning at Wills Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be Thursday morning at 11a.m.

Mrs. Debra Simmons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Gordon Hopman
A big part of Gordon Hopman's life was a secret.

Mrs. Vivian Rowland    (AUGUSTA Ga.)
III, of New York City. In lieu of flo

Ms. Madeline Buntain    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
Mr. James Rowland    (NEW ELLENTON, S.C.)
NEW ELLENTON, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. James Steven Rowland, 50, of Joyce Lane, New Ellenton, who died June 3, 2002, will be conducted Thursday morning, at 10 a.m., from the Foreman Memorial Baptist Church. Rev. Rick

Mr. Charles Webb Sr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Charles Lawrence "Booger" Webb Sr., 74, died Tuesday June 4, 2002, in the Barnwell, County Hospital after an extended illness. Graveside services will be held at 5p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at the Ba

Mrs. Nellie Pate    (WARTHEN, Ga.)
WARTHEN, Ga. - Mrs. Nellie Cobb Pate, age 91, of Warthen, died Monday, June 3, 2002. Funeral

Ms. Connie Jackson    (AIKEN, S. C.)
Mr. William Turner Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. William Lee Turner Jr., 38, of Augusta, died Monday, June 3, 2002. Graveside services will be held 11a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2002, at Ebenezer Cemetery in Trenton, S.C. Mr. Turner was a native of Greenville

Dea. Willie Cooper Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Ruth Chinn    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
EDG

MSgt. Robert Carey    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Eula Carroll    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Services for Eula Lee Collins Carroll, 75, wil

Mr. J.K. Davis    (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Entered into rest Mr. J.K. Davis of Beech Island. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced. Friends may call on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hatcher Funeral Home, Langley.

Mrs. Jessie Campbell    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNE

Miss Sanita Harmon    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Doctors Hospital. Miss Sanita Denise Harmon of Parkway Drive. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at

Mr. Claud Caldwell Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Bostic    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, June 3, 2002, at Windermere Health and Rehab Center. Mrs. Mary Lue Bostic, of Highland Avenue, Augusta. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 7, 2002, at 11 a

Mrs. Cora Bridges    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. John Sims Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Bostic    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Gordon Hopman    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Claude Bolton    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. J.K. Davis    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
Mr. Thomas Woolf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Hollis Claxton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Juanita Wilkes    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mrs. Pearleaner Carriee    ((AIKEN, S. C.)
Mr. Henry Murray III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. David Buyoucos    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Lee Claxton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA

Dea. Willie Cooper Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, J

Mrs. Zelma Stokes    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mrs. Julia Jarnagin    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Services for Mrs. Julia May Snyder Jarnagin, 84, who died June 3, 2002, will be 3:30 p.m., Thursday, at George Funeral Homes, Inc. Interment

Mr. Linton Stalnaker    (PALM BAY, Fla.)
Mr. Joseph Donnan    (GREENSBORO, S.C.)
GREENSBORO, S.C.- Funeral services for Joseph A. Donnan, who died June 2, 2002, will be Th

Mr. Larry Smith    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
Mr. Claude James    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Mr. Cluade Haywood James, 66, of Pinetree Street, entered into

Mrs. Lona Simril    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. BettyJean Williams    (BATH, S.C.)
BATH, S.C. - Funeral services for Betty Jean Williams will be held on Wednesday at 3 p.m., in the Hatcher Funeral Home chapel. Interment in Langley Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hatcher Funeral Home, U.S. Hwy. #1, Langley, S.C.

Mrs. Debra Simmons    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. David Buyoucos    (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - David M. Buyoucos, 52, formerly of Ithaca, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at his home in Aiken. He was the son of the late James V. Buyoucos and the late Katheryn D

Mrs. Wilva Garrison    (EVANS, Ga.)
Mrs. Lona Simril    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.

Featured obituary: Mr. John Sims Sr.
If Patricia Harris had to guess where her father, John Sims Sr., was these days, she'd probably say he was tossing his line into the biggest fishing pond he could find in Heaven.

Mrs. Vivian Rowland    (AUGUSTA Ga.)
Mr. James Rowland    (NEW ELLENTON, S. C.)
Mr. Robert Storey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Wallace Mundy    (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)
RIDGE SPRING, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Wallace H. Mundy 76, who died June 3, 2002, wi

Miss Sanita Harmon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Cora Bridges (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. David Buyoucos (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Larry Smith (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Mr. Claude Bolton (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Gordon Hopman (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Joseph Donnan (GREENSBORO, S.C.)

Mr. Hollis Claxton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Claud Caldwell Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Lona Simril (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Thomas Woolf (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Jessie Campbell (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Gordon Hopman

Mrs. Eula Carroll (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Wilva Garrison (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. William Turner Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Juanita Wilkes (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Wallace Mundy (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mr. Linton Stalnaker (PALM BAY, Fla.)

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

Mrs. Vivian Rowland (AUGUSTA Ga.)

MSgt. Robert Carey (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Zelma Stokes (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mrs. Pearleaner Carriee ((AIKEN, S. C.)

Mr. J.K. Davis (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

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

Mr. David Buyoucos (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Lona Simril (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Debra Simmons (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Bostic (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dea. Willie Cooper Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Lee Claxton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Jarnagin (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Nellie Pate (WARTHEN, Ga.)

Mr. Claud Caldwell Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. John Sims Sr.

Mr. J.K. Davis (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Mrs. BettyJean Williams (BATH, S.C.)

Mrs. Ruth Chinn (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Ms. Madeline Buntain (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Mary Bostic (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruth Chinn (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mr. Robert Storey (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Shame on vandals' desecration
Only one of the suspected four vandals has admitted to the acts committed recently at Davidson Fine Arts campus. It is my belief that those responsible should be incarcerated for the amount of time it might take for the Japanese Cherry Trees (Sakura) to recover from the damage inflicted upon them. Kitty Lamb, Augusta

'Never mind'
The Augusta Commission, poised to give final approval for drinking establishments to stay open an extra half hour, voted "never mind" at the last moment.

Small-businessman top candidate
Gresham Barrett has one qualification that puts him head and shoulders above his main competitors: He's never been to law school. The race for South Carolina's District 3 U.S. House seat has several attorneys and obfuscators angling for your vote. Mr. Barrett, on the other hand, is a small businessman managing the family furniture store. Ed Murray, Aiken, S.C.

Soft sentences
We're not impressed when crooks say they're sorry. They're always sorry after they're caught; yet if they were really sorry they wouldn't have committed the crimes in the first place.

McCain endorsement kiss of death?
During the heated 2000 Republican Presidential Primary held in South Carolina, many of you might recall that U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., lost the nomination to then Gov. George W. Bush of Texas. Mark Sanford supported Mr. McCain during this process, but now says that his support of him was a mistake. Victor T. Wright, Graniteville, S.C.

Lottery spending
South Carolina's big fight over how to spend lottery revenues came to a quiet end Monday when Gov. Jim Hodges signed into law a bill that includes an increase in LIFE and Palmetto college scholarships, new school buses and faculty supplements for professors at the state's universities.

MCG's strengths being overlooked
I could not help but notice that the local press, concerning graduation at the Medical College of Georgia, featured photographs and text about the medical school - with no mention of the graduates from allied health sciences, nursing, dentistry or graduate studies. Shelley C. Mishoe, Augusta

Ferrara the pick for S.C. House seat
I support Russ Ferrara for the South Carolina House. He has the leadership and public service experience we need in the House. His program to eliminate taxes will prove to be one of the best tax-based restructuring actions our lawmakers can take to stimulate the state's overall economy. William D. Young, Wagener, S.C.

The right question
Leaders of the congressional inquiry into the Sept. 11 attacks say they're being inundated with tens of thousands of documents - much more data than they expected or can deal with.

Sept. 11 probe a waste of time
Washington lawmakers must be nutty when they accuse President George W. Bush of not preventing the awful events of Sept. 11. Fred Tian, Evans, Ga.

Airport plan is blueprint for 'field of dreams'
As I read the several articulations of pros and cons regarding the expansion plans at Augusta Regional Airport in the June 2 edition of The Augusta Chronicle, a couple of things seem clear. The fact is, we do not have the population base to support the proposed "master plan." That being the case, they (the airlines) "will not come," no matter how good a facility is built. They will come when - and only when - it is cost effective. I suggest that the plan originally set forth by the LPA Group and suggested by the former Augusta Aviation Commission chairman is more in line with the current need. Bobby Greer, Martinez, Ga.

Genuine war veterans should do Memorial Day honors
Excuse me? President George W. Bush is standing over the grave of Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. at Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-Sue-Mer, France? What irony. Such pain and sorrow on his face, too. Richard D. Renew, Martinez, Ga.

Peeler would be a great governor
With less than a week until the primaries, many people are seeing the TV ads being run by candidates seeking the Republican nomination for South Carolina governor. Pearlious Bledsoe, Graniteville, S.C.

Too many outsiders back Stewart
Regarding the May 5 article, "Nudging creates contest for seat." It concerned candidates for South Carolina House District 86. Frances Bell, Windsor, S.C.

Applauds N. Augusta development
We attended the presentation of the North Augusta Riverfront Development, and the city council and officials of North Augusta are to be commended for their vision and commitment to the city. Robert and Ashley Shanks, Evans, Ga.

Jackson the one for U.S. House
Stan Jackson is the best choice for the U.S. House, representing South Carolina District 3. He has the intellect, leadership experience, and the fighting spirit that the Aiken area needs in Washington. Ernest Law, Aiken, S.C.

Don't let Augusta Mall die
While walking through the Augusta Mall recently, I saw an all-too-familiar sight - abandoned stores. Tim Austin, Hephzibah, Ga.

Not zero tolerance
Monsignor Thomas A. Evatt of Aiken resigned last month after being accused of sexual assault on a 10-year-old boy 25 years ago. The boy, now a grown man, said it happened when Evatt, 52, was a young priest at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Charleston, S.C.

Overtime

Lewis recalls fighting Tyson for free, though accounts differ

Loss could be wake-up call

Another all-Williams major final close

Costa reaches French Open semifinals

Tyson is silent, but not those around him

Overtime

American soccer fans rejoice in upset win

Venus, Serena roll into French Open semifinals

American soccer fans rejoice in upset win
Across America, U.S. soccer fans got up early - or stayed up late - and watched their World Cup team face European powerhouse Portugal.

Tyson is silent, but not those around him
TUNICA, Miss. -- Mike Tyson didn't need to open his mouth to create a scene Tuesday. The odd collection of characters around him made sure of that.

Overtime
Augusta's Scott Parel qualified for the U.S. Open on Tuesday with rounds of 66-66-132 at Ansley Golf Club's Settindown Creek course in Roswell, Ga.

Costa reaches French Open semifinals
PARIS -- It's taken Albert Costa 25 Grand Slam tournaments to reach a semifinal.

Venus, Serena roll into French Open semifinals
PARIS -- Big Sis went out and made a past French Open champion look utterly hapless at Roland Garros. Then Little Sis did, too.

Another all-Williams major final close
PARIS -- A sizzling stroke went right to its appointed spot down the line, so clearly out of even a top player's range that the crowd began to clap and yell.

Overtime
Kris Shepherd shot a 3-over-par 75 at Goshen Plantation Golf Club to lead the qualifiers in the zone 16 Georgia District tournament for the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship.

Lewis recalls fighting Tyson for free, though accounts differ
TUNICA, Miss. -- The year was 1984 and Lennox Lewis was an 18-year-old spoiling for a fight. He found it in the Catskills against a young terror named Mike Tyson whose reputation was already known in the amateur ranks.

Walls returns to practice
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina tight end Wesley Walls returned to practice Tuesday, less than five months after the second major operation on his left knee.

Loss could be wake-up call
Augusta's 60-57 loss at Macon on Friday night might be the wake-up call the Stallions were searching for.

Stallions rate A- at midpoint
At the midway point of the season, Augusta Stallions coach Mike Hold is happy.

Hydrogen-powered car completes cross-country trip
WASHINGTON -- DaimlerChrysler engineer Wolfgang Weiss was driving a new car that cost more than $1 million to build, but he was still worried it would break down on his cross-country drive.

Parents warn others of deadly boat fumes
The lack of breeze left the surface of Clarks Hill Lake as smooth as glass late Sunday afternoon. It also created conditions that left two children in a ski boat vulnerable to potentially deadly fumes from the boat's exhaust.

Stance on SRS is a turnaround
NEW ELLENTON - In the Cold War of the early '50s, people in New Ellenton welcomed the opening of "the bomb plant" along the Savannah River. In fact, South Carolinians for decades have embraced just about any industry that could bring jobs to the countryside.

Exercise for the right reasons
NEW YORK -- Dr. Lisa Callahan says too many women exercise for the wrong reason.

Building on study
Betty Frazier has the same dream that every mother has: She wants something better for her child.

South Carolina, Clemson each produce first round pick

South Carolina, Clemson each produce first round pick
South Carolina's Drew Meyer became the highest draft pick in Gamecock history when the Texas Rangers selected the shortstop 10th overall in Tuesday's draft.

Club converts Tara course's bentgrass greens
Savannah Lakes Village already has two distinct golf courses: There's the traditional look of Tara and the more modern design of Monticello.

Odds and ends

Another use for duct tape

Stance on SRS is a turnaround

Building on study

Exercise for the right reasons

Parents warn others of deadly boat fumes

Hydrogen-powered car completes cross-country trip