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.

Suzuki leads AL All-Star voting

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.

Draft dream

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Braves notebook

Blanco homers for win

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.

Atlanta drafts hometown hero

Turner Field has first rainout

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.

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.

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.

Business briefs

Hot commodity

Davison's Auto gets new tenant

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

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

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.

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

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.

Gizmos' functions to merge, expert says

Athens man buys mall space

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.

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

Proven success

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

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

Augusta debates contract

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.

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.

Greene puts up unexpected numbers in final season

Club converts Tara course's bentgrass greens

'Never mind'

Lottery spending

The right question

Not zero tolerance

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

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

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

Nicklaus hurting as he heads into Senior PGA

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.

Webb returns under different circumstances

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.

Now comes the hard part for Sorenstam

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.

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

Crawdads rout GreenJackets

Hickory defeats Augusta

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.

Genuine war veterans should do Memorial Day honors

McCain endorsement kiss of death?

Applauds N. Augusta development

Sept. 11 probe a waste of time

Small-businessman top candidate

Too many outsiders back Stewart

MCG's strengths being overlooked

Ferrara the pick for S.C. House seat

Airport plan is blueprint for 'field of dreams'

Don't let Augusta Mall die

Peeler would be a great governor

Jackson the one for U.S. House

Shame on vandals' desecration

Small portions

Presto pesto

California blend is light work for the tongue

Antics make MTV awards a hit

Wine talk

Basketball boosts NBC in ratings

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

Health capsules

Troops enjoy the chance to wear civilian clothes

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.

Track nears landmark status

News you can use

Psychologist says man can stand trial

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

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

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

Cool vegetables for sale

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.

Comrades to reunite in France

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.

Thurmond recalls role in Normandy invasion

Canal adds patrols after vandalism

School's in for summer

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

News you can use

EBay items concern Air Force officials

Across Georgia

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.

Program puts meal on children's plates

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.

Around town

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.

Across the area

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.

States work on water deal

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.

Overturned truck

Plan averts tax increase

Woman named Fort Gordon commander

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Arsons remain a mystery

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.

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

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.

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.

Packing up memories

Around town

Budget deletes new posts

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.

Bar hours will stay the same

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 the region

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.

Badges must be worn at sheriff's office

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.

Firefighter burned in house fire

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

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.

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

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

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

Subscriber of the day

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

Americans upset Portugal

Mom who left baby in van is arrested

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.

City gets 2 ambulance bids

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.

Subscriber of the day

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.

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.

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.

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.

Elbert County jury selected for murder charges retrial

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

Hit head-on

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

Question is settled by degree

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.

Across the area

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

NASCAR notebook

Spotlight on Ken Schrader

Johnson, Brown elected to Hall of Fame

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

Defending Kidd a major task for Lakers

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

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

Walls returns to practice

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

Mr. David Buyoucos    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Jessie Campbell    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNE

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. Eula Carroll    (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Services for Eula Lee Collins Carroll, 75, wil

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

Mrs. Vivian Rowland    (AUGUSTA Ga.)
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

Mrs. Lona Simril    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. John Sims Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Linton Stalnaker    (PALM BAY, Fla.)
Mrs. Lona Simril    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.

MSgt. Robert Carey    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Debra Simmons    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Ms. Connie Jackson    (AIKEN, S. C.)
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

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

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

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

Mr. Robert Storey    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
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. Claude James    (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Mr. Cluade Haywood James, 66, of Pinetree Street, entered into

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

Ms. Madeline Buntain    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
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.

Mr. Lee Claxton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA

Mrs. Cora Bridges    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Pearleaner Carriee    ((AIKEN, S. C.)
Mr. Henry Murray III    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Hollis Claxton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Zelma Stokes    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. J.K. Davis    (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
Mrs. Mary Bostic    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Gordon Hopman    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. Claude Bolton    (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
Mr. James Rowland    (NEW ELLENTON, S. C.)
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. Wilva Garrison    (EVANS, 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

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

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.

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.

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. Thomas Woolf    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Larry Smith    (UNION POINT, Ga.)
Mrs. Juanita Wilkes    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Claud Caldwell Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Debra Simmons (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

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

Ms. Madeline Buntain (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Larry Smith (UNION POINT, Ga.)

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

Mr. Thomas Woolf (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mr. Hollis Claxton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Bostic (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured obituary: Mr. Gordon Hopman

Featured obituary: Mr. John Sims Sr.

Mrs. Wilva Garrison (EVANS, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Juanita Wilkes (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Claude Bolton (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

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

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

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

Mrs. Jessie Campbell (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

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

Miss Sanita Harmon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

Mr. Linton Stalnaker (PALM BAY, Fla.)

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

Mrs. Vivian Rowland (AUGUSTA Ga.)

Mrs. Nellie Pate (WARTHEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Zelma Stokes (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

Mr. Lee Claxton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Mary Bostic (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. J.K. Davis (BEECH ISLAND, 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.

Another all-Williams major final close

Tyson is silent, but not those around him

Overtime

American soccer fans rejoice in upset win

Loss could be wake-up call

Lewis recalls fighting Tyson for free, though accounts differ

Venus, Serena roll into French Open semifinals

Overtime

Costa reaches French Open semifinals

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Another use for duct tape

Odds and ends

Exercise for the right reasons

Building on study

Parents warn others of deadly boat fumes

Hydrogen-powered car completes cross-country trip

Stance on SRS is a turnaround