Rose fails to make Canadian Hall of Fame
TORONTO -- Even when he was put on a Hall of Fame ballot, Pete Rose failed to get elected.

Darren Baker prepared to wait 10 years to be bat boy

Rose fails to make Canadian Hall of Fame

Darren Baker prepared to wait 10 years to be bat boy
MESA, Ariz. -- Darren Baker has new red wristbands, a new blue belt, and even some black cleats with blue stripes - everything the boy needs to complete his tiny new Chicago Cubs uniform.

Lynx visit prompts third-grader to read paper

Odds and Ends
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Tom and Terry Swenson have a new game with a historical twist.

What would Jesus eat?
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Praying for a slimmer figure? You may be on the right track to weight loss, according new programs that look to the Bible as a diet book.

Pursley makes return to Braves clubhouse
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- A familiar face showed up in the Atlanta Braves clubhouse Monday.

Lopez knows it's time to produce
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- After the worst season of his career, Javy Lopez decided it was time to try a new routine.

Cox sets up spring rotation
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.- Braves manager Bobby Cox threw open the competition for the fifth starter's job Sunday, naming 23-year-old left-hander Horacio Ramirez to start against the Phillies in Friday's Grapefruit League opener and 24-year-old right-hander Trey Hodges to start a split-squad game the next day.

Battle of Braves spring: Castilla tries to hold on to third base
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- The Atlanta Braves rarely go to spring training with a lot of uncertainty. The biggest question is usually something like: Who's going to be the backup middle infielder?

Battle of Braves spring: Castilla tries to hold on to third base

Pendleton's style catches on

Pendleton's style catches on
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Four times a week this winter, catcher Javy Lopez and hitting coach Terry Pendleton got together at Hardball Warehouse, Pendleton's indoor hitting facility, and worked on Lopez's swing.

Cox sets up spring rotation

Lopez knows it's time to produce

Pursley makes return to Braves clubhouse

Trading volume might be Wall Street's biggest weakness
NEW YORK -- While the threat of war with Iraq has sent stocks falling sharply for more than a month, it is trading volume, not prices, that has taken the biggest hit and that poses the biggest risk to the market.

Do I need additional insurance for my baggage when I fly?

Tax tip: software determines value of donations
Donating a pair of used men's underwear to charity is a tax deduction - $2 a pair if they're in excellent condition, but only half that if in poor shape. And you only used that chain saw for one teensy massacre, so it's in excellent condition. That's worth a $25 deduction.

Division has new leader at helm

Trading volume might be Wall Street's biggest weakness

Credit unions have many advantages
Q: My new employer offers a credit union. What are credit unions and what advantages do they offer over banks? What are their disadvantages?

Tax tip: old tax returns are available from the IRS
There may be times when you need a copy of your prior year federal tax return, a transcript of a return or tax account information. A phone call to the IRS may easily solve your problem.

Tax tip: software determines value of donations

Morningstar deal with Fidelity raises questions about independence

Stocks fall on renewed war fears

Tax tip: old tax returns are available from the IRS

Business briefs
Augusta home health company CareSouth Health System Inc. has relocated its corporate offices to a larger facility at 3623 Walton Way Extension.

Morningstar deal with Fidelity raises questions about independence
NEW YORK -- While investors have long relied on fund tracker Morningstar Inc. for its sound research, some are questioning whether a recent deal it struck with the mutual fund industry's largest firm might threaten its independence.

Division has new leader at helm
After several months without a full-time leader, Augusta's Electrolux Home Products is getting a 46-year-old DuPont executive as its new president.

Do I need additional insurance for my baggage when I fly?
Q: My credit card offers additional baggage coverage when I use it to book airline tickets. Do I need it?

Employers to avoid new hires
In the coming months, area employers are expecting to hire new workers at a slow pace - if at all, according to a quarterly survey by Manpower Inc.

Stocks fall on renewed war fears
NEW YORK -- Wall Street posted its biggest decline in a month Monday as the United States and Britain submitted a new U.N. Security Council resolution authorizing war against Iraq. Retail stocks also sagged on forecasts of sluggish sales.

Employers to avoid new hires

Credit unions have many advantages

After 17 straight wins, Louisville stuck in slump

Different top five for 10th straight week

UConn still unanimous in women's poll

Tuesday tipoff

Brain transplant needed

Lighthearted but heavy

Inmates in charge?

Hungry for some scapegoat?

Senior calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle.

Newcomer Norah Jones wins 5 Grammys
NEW YORK -- The music of pop-jazz chanteuse Norah Jones garnered eight Grammy awards Sunday night, including album and record of the year, capping a year where the sultry singer catapulted from obscurity to international acclaim.

Italian motor scooters attract people on a budget
DALLAS -- On a balmy winter's day, one sleek Italian motor scooter after another buzzes up to a bar.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
Imagine us in the aftermath of a "dirty bomb" attack: What do we do now?

In the know
Partridge Inn officials are looking for memorabilia or photographs of the hotel's original Bamboo Room and they're offering dinner for two at Bambu.

Rapper 50 Cent trades in drug business for rap career
NEW YORK -- Sitting in a ritzy hotel and celebrating the record-breaking sales of his debut album - 872,000 copies in just four days - 50 Cent seems far removed from his dangerous past, when he hustled crack in the gritty Queens neighborhood where he grew up.

Women get hat-titude
It was all about the attitude. Flowers bloomed and feathers flew during the hat fashion show at Thursday's Augusta Newcomers Club meeting.

Smallville'sTom Welling is joined by Christopher Reeve in a guest role
NEW YORK -- Tom Welling has learned firsthand: Being Clark Kent isn't easy.

MTV expects to be news source for young people if war breaks out
NEW YORK -- The network of Eminem and "The Osbournes" is getting ready for war, too.

Jackets defeat Tigers
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Sonja Mallory scored 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Georgia Tech beat Clemson 78-63 on Sunday.

Jackets defeat Tigers

Davies wins ANZ Ladies Masters, Webb second again
GOLD COAST, Australia -- England's Laura Davies wasn't embarrassed by this finish.

Golf's version of March Madness

Golf's version of March Madness
CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Tiger Woods was changing shoes after his final round at Riviera when he noticed a broom putter leaning against the locker of Carl Pettersson, his opponent in the first round of the Match Play Championship.

Howell loses to Weir in playoff
LOS ANGELES -- Mike Weir staged another unlikely comeback Sunday, making up a seven-stroke deficit against Charles Howell III and winning the Nissan Open with a birdie on the second playoff hole.

Fleisher wins Verizon Classic by one shot
LUTZ, Fla. -- Bruce Fleisher took advantage of a two-shot swing on the 17th hole and edged Hale Irwin for a one-shot victory in the Verizon Classic on Sunday.

India's Atwal wins Malaysian Open

Howell loses to Weir in playoff

Fleisher wins Verizon Classic by one shot

India's Atwal wins Malaysian Open
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- India's Arjun Atwal shot a 5-under 66 Sunday for a four-stroke victory at the Malaysian Open.

A second chance

Prep basketball scores

Prep basketball capsules

Barnwell runs away with win

Prep basketball playoff capsules

A second chance
SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan - The running of Yokosuka Seahawks tailback Chris Bolden left defenders looking to their rear, wondering whoexactly had just passed them during the inaugural Sasebo Bowl.

Thrashers trade Rheaume to Devils for draft choice
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers traded veteran forward Pascal Rheaume to the New Jersey Devils on Monday for a conditional choice in the 2004 NHL entry draft.

Thrashers trade Rheaume to Devils for draft choice

U.N. says missile destruction order is nonnegotiable
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq insisted Monday that a U.N. order to start destroying its Al Samoud 2 missile program by the end of the week was still open to negotiation, but a U.N. official in Baghdad ruled out further discussion.

Thousands of Marines arrive in Kuwait, nearly completing Marine force here
IN THE KUWAITI DESERT -- Roughly 6,000 U.S. Marines who had been sailing for 36 straight days arrived Monday in Kuwait, bringing the Marine force here to nearly full strength as the U.S. military prepares for a possible attack on Iraq.

Top Kurdish officials warn of clashes if Turkish troops cross in northern Iraq
IRBIL, Iraq -- Kurdish officials in northern Iraq warned Sunday of clashes between Turks and Kurds should Turkey follow through on its plan to send thousands of troops into the region in case of a U.S.-led war against Iraq.

Resolution says Iraq has failed to disarm
UNITED NATIONS -- Seeking U.N. approval for military action against Iraq, the United States, Britain and Spain submitted a resolution to the Security Council Monday declaring that Saddam Hussein has missed "the final opportunity" to disarm peacefully.

U.S. and Britain making last push for peace
LONDON -- Britain and the United States will make a "last push for peace" as they try to secure a new United Nations resolution ordering Iraq to disarm, Prime Minister Tony Blair's office said.

Iraqi studying U.N. order to destroy banned missiles
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq has withheld a decision on a U.N. order to start destroying its Al Samoud 2 missile program by the end of the week, but said Sunday it is "serious about solving this."

Turkish Cabinet agrees to U.S. combat troop deployment
ANKARA, Turkey -- Ending a high stakes diplomatic standoff, Turkey's Cabinet agreed Monday to the deployment of tens of thousands of U.S. combat troops ahead of a possible war in Iraq.

Lynx visit prompts third-grader to read paper
Here's how things work at my house.

Police arrest man in shooting death
Police say they expect to charge an Augusta man this afternoon in the early morning shooting death of Willie Rhodes.

Space exploration is a waste of time, money and lives

Don't blame George W. Bush for Clinton's mistakes

Know who the real enemy is

Johnson has given NCWO its head

Diversity through quotas is artificial

Front page story leaves much to be desired

Fight for the military; they fight for you

The South lost the war, remember?

The U.S. needs to get out of U.N. and go its own way

Alcohol-free restaurants better than smoke-free

Fond farewell to Timothy Fellows

Peaceful protests not possible

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead

Women get hat-titude

Senior calendar

Smallville'sTom Welling is joined by Christopher Reeve in a guest role

Newcomer Norah Jones wins 5 Grammys

Rapper 50 Cent trades in drug business for rap career

Italian motor scooters attract people on a budget

MTV expects to be news source for young people if war breaks out

Lynx shut out Generals

Scuffle could turn the tide

Scuffle could turn the tide
Although the Augusta Lynx say they've moved on from an altercation between forwards Patrick Yetman and Mike Legg in Thursday's loss to Columbia, an introspective Yetman issued one final word on the incident with the hopes of putting it to rest for good.

Lynx shut out Generals
Tom Draper drop-kicked a puck, barked out countless bits of advice to his teammates, wore his emotions on his sleeve, made spectacular saves and pumped new life into the Augusta Lynx this weekend.

Horticulturist has more than a green thumb

Party scuffle turns deadly
AIKEN - A party in Petticoat Junction turned deadly early Sunday after someone pulled a gun during a fight, authorities said.

Across Georgia
DECATUR -A DeKalb County school principal was in jail Sunday after his arrest on a charge of aggravated child molestation of a teenager.

Across the area

Court ruling against auto insurers means money for charities
ATLANTA -- A court ruling meant to make auto insurers compensate motorists for the diminished value of their vehicles after accidents has brought a multimillion dollar windfall to Georgia charities.

Court ruling against auto insurers means money for charities

Budget request says Russian's MOX program "has slipped"

Researcher will get DNA bank

Across the area
An Augusta man was in serious condition after a late-night shooting outside a gas station, and a parolee sought by police surrendered Sunday.

Morris wants judge to review case

Changes to SAT will bring test closer to curriculum
AIKEN - Two years from now, analogies on the SAT will be long gone.

Bill may excuse pupils from mandatory tests

Panel votes to fund repairs

Public gets news on MOX plant

Across the area

DNA ties man to four 1977 slayings

Budget still on state's to-do list
ATLANTA - The 2003 General Assembly will hit the halfway mark Wednesday when lawmakers return to the Capitol after a weeklong break.

STAR pupil will pursue drama major

Aiken residents protest store
AIKEN - Residents near the 1200 block of Hampton Avenue are more than happy to put up with a little inconvenience.

Lawmakers boast diverse training

Across the southeast
JACKSON, Miss. -When Ernest Avants was acquitted of murdering a black sharecropper in what allegedly was a failed plot to lure and assassinate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., convictions for white-on-black crimes were rare in Mississippi.

News you can use

Morris wants judge to review case
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The court case might be over, but the war of words over Internet access to golf scores continues between the PGA Tour and Morris Communications Co., the parent company of The Augusta Chronicle.

Vehicles to be inspected at Hartsfield airport
ATLANTA -- A directive from the federal Transportation Security Agency to begin random inspections of vehicles approaching Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport is expected to go into effect Tuesday.

Deal to speed SRS cleanup
The Department of Energy is reworking its deal with Westinghouse Savannah River Co.

Ballet groups merge to give S.C. dancers more opportunities
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Two of the state's largest dance groups are merging to form a single professional troupe that organizers say will help keep top dancers in the state with better pay and a wider audience.

Bail set for parents of missing girl

Schools want to protect faculty

Former S.C. governor says war plan is a disaster
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Former ambassador to Saudi Arabia and former South Carolina Gov. John West has attacked the Bush administration's plans for war against Iraq as "an absolute disaster" that would create chaos in the Middle East.

Lawmaker's leave of absence raises questions

Leader lays out plan for money

Ballet groups merge to give S.C. dancers more opportunities

Fort Stewart plans housing

Leader lays out plan for money
AIKEN - Aiken Corp. Chairman Wade Brodie tried Monday night to sell Aiken City Council on the group's plans for $135,000 of city money it wants.

Storm damage awaits assessment

City plans club fire-code checks
Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department officials will inspect all nightclubs and lounges during the next two weeks to ensure fire-code compliance.

Bill would compensate teachers

Misuse of finances concerns county
THOMSON - McDuffie County's administrator has resigned and two other county employees will be reprimanded in the midst of accusations of financial impropriety.

Storm damage awaits assessment
A gigantic satellite dish and a camping trailer are still missing, but Wesley Counsell found a hand-knitted afghan hanging from a tree Sunday.

DeKalb school principal jailed on child molestation charge

News you can use
FEB. 24, 1953 An Augusta truck driver escaped without serious injury yesterday when the truck he was driving was hit by a freight train on the 1400 block of Greene Street.

A crowded docket
Two judges took on Richmond County's shortage of courtroom space and backlog of criminal cases by holding back-to-back calendar calls in the same courtroom Monday morning.

Horticulturist has more than a green thumb
Jennie Addie makes the flowers bloom, the butterflies fly and the animals obey.

Cremation industry makes changes
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - It used to be a rarity for family members to ask whether they could watch the cremation of their loved ones' bodies at Wages & Sons Funeral Home in the eastern suburbs of Atlanta.

A crowded docket

Lawmakers boast diverse training
ATLANTA - Members of the General Assembly are proud of their status as part of a citizen Legislature, but a look at their biographies shows that not all residents have an equal chance of participating in the lawmaking process.

Masters spending feels corporate cutbacks
The freewheeling corporate spending that goes on in Augusta during the Masters Tournament is why many local businesses call the annual event "Christmas in April."

Panel votes to fund repairs
After being presented with a petition and a pledge by the city of Hephzibah on Monday, Augusta's Engineering Services Committee recommended spending $500,000 to fix a hole that has come to be known as the Hephzibah Grand Canyon.

Trial to start for suspect in killings
Jury selection begins today in the capital murder trial of one of three men accused of robbing and killing an Evans couple.

Police charge four after man's slaying
Richmond County deputies charged four people Monday in connection with the fatal shooting of a Hephzibah man.

Schools want to protect faculty
The number of National Guard and Army reservists called out of the classroom and to active duty is small.

Witnesses report bridge jumper
Augusta diving crews searched Monday night for a man who might have jumped into the Savannah River from the 13th Street bridge.

Bill would compensate teachers
AIKEN - Legislators writing the state's woefully slim budget last week gave educators two reasons to smile.

Panel's job is to find place for city workers
In an effort to expedite work on a new city office building, a subcommittee of elected officials, engineers and city employees was appointed Monday by the Augusta Commission's judicial center advisory board.

Public gets news on MOX plant
AIKEN - A much-anticipated Nuclear Regulatory Commission report on a proposed Savannah River Site project has been released.

Panel wants OK to investigate
Members of the city's Human Relations Commission want the Augusta Commission to give them permission to investigate the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at will - something the citizens panel is precluded from doing under its governing ordinances.

DNA ties man to four 1977 slayings
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- A police major used DNA technology and 25-year-old evidence to link a reputed member of the Dixie Mafia to four execution-style killings committed in metro Atlanta's southern counties in 1977 and 1978.

Across the area
An Aiken man whose shootout with a gunman led police to his cocaine and marijuana dealing was sentenced Monday to three years in prison.

Tri-state governors agree not to sue over water for four months
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The governors of Alabama, Georgia and Florida have agreed that their states won't sue each other for four months over water resources and will keep trying to agree on how to share water, Alabama Gov. Bob Riley said.

Across the region
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -A police major used DNA technology and 25-year-old evidence to link a reputed member of the Dixie Mafia to four execution-style killings committed in metro Atlanta's southern counties in 1977.

Another 115 Air Force reservists called up
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Another 115 U.S. Air Force reservists from South Carolina have been called to active duty as preparations continue for possible war with Iraq.

Money misuses concern board
THOMSON - McDuffie County's administrator has resigned and two other county employees will be reprimanded in the midst of accusations of financial impropriety.

Bail set for parents of missing girl
CONWAY, S.C. -- Bail has been set at $60,000 each for the parents of a missing 4-year-old girl.

STAR pupil will pursue drama major
A score of 1,560 on the SAT already ranked Kara Downey a top student in Richmond County.

Flag turmoil threatens Atlanta's reputation

Vehicles to be inspected at Hartsfield airport

Panel wants OK to investigate

Subscriber of the day

Sheriff candidates air differences

Masters spending feels corporate cutbacks

Cremation industry makes changes

Across the southeast

Police arrest man in shooting death

Lawmaker's leave of absence raises questions
Democratic state Rep. Alberta Anderson's unpaid leave of absence from the Richmond-Burke Job Training Authority during the legislative session has generated grumbling in Republican quarters that she is violating the authority's personnel policy.

News you can use

Aiken approves May bike race
It won't be the Tour de France, but for one night in May, Aiken will play host to some of the world's finest cyclists.

Educators happy with Perdue's legislation

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Lynda Anderson of Augusta.

Subscriber of the day

Rants and Raves
YOUR CHILDREN ARE starved after missing food for five hours? Why don't you go to Iraq or Korea and miss food for five days?

Students, Sanford's in-laws donate to Governor's Mansion

News you can use
FEB. 25, 1963 WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Di Lane Plantation near here again is the scene for a field trial, this week hosting the Region Three competition of the Amateur Field Trials Association of America.

Trial to start for suspect in killings

Sheriff candidates air differences
AIKEN - The differences between the two Republican candidates for Aiken County sheriff became clearer Monday as they addressed a political group.

Man wants attorneys to inform victims of subpoenas

Bill may excuse pupils from mandatory tests
When Jiaquang Chu moved to Augusta last year, there were many obstacles to overcome - a new school, new friends and a new language.

Budget still on state's to-do list

Fort Stewart plans housing
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Imagine children on bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates and scooters cruising the neighborhood.

Party scuffle turns deadly

Researcher will get DNA bank
A two-year battle over blood and brains in Texas could finally give an Augusta researcher the material she needs to track down genes that might be associated with Alzheimer's disease.

Across South Carolina

Residents rally at senior center for incorporation
ATLANTA -- As many as 500 people crowded a Sandy Springs senior center this weekend in an effort to convince local lawmakers to push for the Atlanta suburb's incorporation.

Rants and Raves
THERE ARE THREE things I am sick of hearing on TV. They are Ditech, the purple pill and Michael Jackson.

Students, Sanford's in-laws donate to Governor's Mansion
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- When fourth-graders at a private Greenville school heard Gov. Mark Sanford didn't have enough money to keep the Governor's Mansion open, they headed straight for their piggy banks and gathered up other loose change.

Medical-reform debate rages on
ATLANTA - Janice Dixon went to a hospital emergency room in September 1995 suffering from nausea, vomiting and high fever, only to be sent home without seeing a doctor.

Budget request says Russian's MOX program "has slipped"
COLUMBIA - The federal government's plan to convert surplus weapons-grade plutonium at the Savannah River Site in Aiken may be delayed because a similar Russian program "has slipped," federal budget documents say.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Kathleen Haskell of Martinez.

Man wants attorneys to inform victims of subpoenas
By Jeffrey CollinsAssociated PressTEGA CAY, S.C. - While Benny Shaw was waiting for the scoutmaster who molested him as a child to go on trial a few years back, he started thinking like a defense attorney.

Across South Carolina
Plutonium project may be delayed by Russia

Later test date pleases tourism industry, schools
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The chairman of the state Education Board hopes the push to start schools in early August will end now that students are set to take the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test later in the school year.

Later test date pleases tourism industry, schools

Flag turmoil threatens Atlanta's reputation
ATLANTA -- Georgia's capital city may be the only place that ever turned into a booming metropolis by keeping itself out of the news. Business leaders in Atlanta are fretting that could change because of a bitter racial battle over the Confederate battle emblem.

Residents rally at senior center for incorporation

Educators happy with Perdue's legislation
ATLANTA -- Believing they've found a powerful friend for educators, teachers around Georgia are praising Gov. Sonny Perdue's plan to give local school systems more say over funding, curriculum and class size.

DeKalb school principal jailed on child molestation charge
DECATUR, Ga. -- A DeKalb County elementary school principal remained in jail Sunday after his arrest on a charge of aggravated child molestation of a teenager.

Bikers help in community
When the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club of Augusta drove their shiny cycles down Laney-Walker Boulevard at last month's Martin Luther King Jr. parade, their Harley-Davidsons not only sounded powerful but also were nearly intimidating.

Close loss not an easy pill to swallow
LOS ANGELES - The hardest part about losing isn't always the act of losing. It's living with losing.

Three skydivers injured before NASCAR race

Tracy starts CART season with victory

All but one of four skydivers hurt at NASCAR race released

Wind hampers Army parachutists
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Four parachutists from the U.S. Army were injured Sunday when gusty winds blew them throughout the infield of North Carolina Speedway during pre-race festivities.

Wind hampers Army parachutists

Jarrett takes win in a driver's race
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Moments after Dale Jarrett and Kurt Busch exchanged the lead four times in the final 11 laps of Sunday's Subway 400 at North Carolina Speedway, Busch couldn't help but brag a little.

McMurray runs away with Busch race at Rockingham
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Jamie McMurray led all but five of 197 laps Monday to run away with the rain-delayed Busch Series race at North Carolina Speedway.

Jarrett takes win in a driver's race

Tracy starts CART season with victory
St. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Paul Tracy got the fast start he wanted so badly, taking control midway through the inaugural St. Petersburg Grand Prix and driving away with the victory Sunday.

All but one of four skydivers hurt at NASCAR race released
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Three military skydivers injured during an exhibition before a weekend NASCAR race were released from hospitals Monday.

Three skydivers injured before NASCAR race
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Three Army skydivers were injured Sunday when strong wind knocked them to the ground before a NASCAR race.

Tuesday tipoff
Reviewing and previewing college basketball in the ACC, SEC and elsewhere:

Different top five for 10th straight week
Arizona and Kentucky were 1-2 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for a second straight week Monday, while Memphis entered the Top 25 for the first time this season.

UConn still unanimous in women's poll
Connecticut received a mild challenge in its last two games. Not in The Associated Press poll.

After 17 straight wins, Louisville stuck in slump
CINCINNATI -- One week into February, Louisville was the talk of college basketball.

Mrs. Mary Grant    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Julia Diddle    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. John Bush Sr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Blizzard    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mr. John Kelley    (HARLEM, Ga.)
Mr. John Bush Sr.    (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
Mr. Eddie Ennis    (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
Ms. Ruby Carter    (SPRING GROVE, Va.)
Mr. Billie Dye    (GIBSON, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Coone    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mrs. Nell Wise    (TRENTON, S.C.)
Mr. Willie Burton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Bonnie Hagan    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Elizabeth Blizzard    (BLYTHE, Ga.)
Mr. Thomas Evans    (WRENS, Ga.)
Mr. Ralph Westbrook Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Bennie Davis    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
Mrs. Dorothy Weeks    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Eddie Ennis    (WARRENVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Alma Walker    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mr. Josef Dukes    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Eustice Costner    (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
Mr. Leroy Davis Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Sarah Payne    (SYCAMORE, Ga.)
Mr. William McDade Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Roger Salter    (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Brady    (THOMSON, Ga.)
Mr. Charlie White    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Robert Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Edna West    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Edna West    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Dorothy Weeks    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Carol Weeks    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mrs. Carol Weeks    (JACKSON, S.C.)
Mr. William Spires Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Marian Wallace    (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Willie Rhodes, Jr.    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Alma Walker    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Louise Parks    (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
Mr. William Spires Sr.    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
Mrs. Louise Lake    (BATESBURG, S.C.)
Desirae McNulty    (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
Mr. Marion Haralson    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Danny McGuire    (BREMEN, Ga.)
Mrs. Cora Green    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mr. William McDade Jr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Theresa Goudy    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Charles Littleton    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Ronald Evans    (JERSEY CITY, N.J.)
Mr. Roy Jacobs    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Flora Diamond    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mr. Clifford Holland    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
Mrs. Mary Coone    (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
Mrs. Bonnie Hagan    (AIKEN, S.C.)
Mrs. Ora Green    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
Mrs. Estelle Donaldson    (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)
Mr. Eddie Ennis (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Bennie Davis (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary Coone (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mr. Roger Salter (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Estelle Donaldson (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Louise Lake (BATESBURG, S.C.)

Mrs. Edna West (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Alma Walker (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Nell Wise (TRENTON, S.C.)

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

Mrs. Ora Green (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Weeks (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Edna West (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. William Spires Sr. (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Alma Walker (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Carol Weeks (JACKSON, S.C.)

Mr. John Bush Sr. (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Charlie White (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Coone (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Blizzard (BLYTHE, Ga.)

Mrs. Sarah Payne (SYCAMORE, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Evans (WRENS, Ga.)

Mr. Marion Haralson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Burton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Rhodes, Jr. (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Theresa Goudy (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mr. Robert Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ralph Westbrook Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. John Kelley (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Leroy Davis Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Grant (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Mr. Eddie Ennis (WARRENVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Brady (THOMSON, Ga.)

Mrs. Elizabeth Blizzard (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Bonnie Hagan (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Billie Dye (GIBSON, Ga.)

Mr. Clifford Holland (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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

Mrs. Dorothy Weeks (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Louise Parks (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Mr. Roy Jacobs (AIKEN, S.C.)

Fond farewell to Timothy Fellows
I am sorry to learn of the death of Pastor Timothy Fellows Sr. Although his medical condition during these last few years made it difficult for him to communicate by voice, he found unique ways to continue to spread the good news of Christ everywhere he went. Stephen Alligood, Atlanta, Ga.

The South lost the war, remember?
After reading some of the letters to the editor concerning former President Abraham Lincoln, it amazes me that - after 140 years - such diametrically opposing viewpoints about all things concerning the American Civil War are still held by "presumably" educated people. Steve Conyers, North Augusta, S.C.

Lighthearted but heavy
Which is easier to lose: 20 pounds or $600 million?

Know who the real enemy is
It was very saddening to read the article in the Feb. 6 paper, "Youth minister charged in fight." While the church's job is to draw people to Jesus so that they might come to understand their purpose in life, we have to keep in mind that Jesus is perfect and people are imperfect. Jasper Green, Belvedere, S.C.

The U.S. needs to get out of U.N. and go its own way
I have been watching and listening to the news over the last several months, and it has reaffirmed my belief that the United States needs to remove itself from the so-called "United" Nations and let them take themselves somewhere else rather than stay in this country. Don Turner, Grovetown, Ga.

Peaceful protests not possible
I had to smile at Jason Jarrard's letter about public protest (Feb. 13, "Putting protest in perspective.") He apparently has never protested in Georgia before. Dennis M. Gruba, Martinez, Ga.

Diversity through quotas is artificial
I have to take exception with Bernard Clark's letter to the editor, "Diversity a weakness? Look again," in the Feb. 13 edition of The Chronicle in which he called Lon Purvis a racist for his Feb. 2 letter, "Diversity creates weakness." The Rev. Frank Garner, Augusta

Don't blame George W. Bush for Clinton's mistakes
In response to Andy Reese's letter on Feb. 7, "Feels forced to support war with Iraq as 'lesser of evils,"' a few thoughts: Gary Slater, Appling, Ga.

Brain transplant needed
Too little, too late, our hearts go out to the family of Jesica Santillan. The death of the beautiful 17-year-old girl is an unbridled tragedy - made more so by the fact that merely checking blood types may have prevented her death.

Alcohol-free restaurants better than smoke-free
Let me say to start with, that I do not smoke and have never smoked. I have read a lot of letters saying all restaurants should be smoke-free. Smokers have a right to eat out the same as the non-smokers. People say that the smell of smoke bothers them. I could say that the smell of beer and alcohol bothers me. I have a choice to visit those restaurants that serve alcohol or not to visit them. Same way with non-smokers. Don Matthews, Augusta

Space exploration is a waste of time, money and lives
First, let me say I grieve for the people who died and their families when the Columbia space shuttle disintegrated. My grief is the same when a plane load of troops plunges to Earth. They, too, had hopes and dreams and families but no national send-off, no tolling of the bells such as for the astronauts who are held just below the angels to a great number of Americans. James V. Parker, North Augusta, S.C.

Front page story leaves much to be desired
On Feb. 12, I had the privilege of seeing Les Miserables. It was a wonderful Valentine's Day treat, filled with meaning and great eternal truths - that God's love can turn a heart of stone to a heart of flesh, and that a heart thus changed can make a difference to hurting people. It was a beautiful reminder of the true meaning of love. Michelle Stewart, Fort Gordon, Ga.

Johnson has given NCWO its head
Hootie Johnson, chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club, utterly gave in to Martha Burk, chairwoman of the National Council on Women's Organizations, and all her ilk - especially the media - when he had the simple-mindedness to even make one statement about her rantings. James R. Waid, Leah, Ga.

Inmates in charge?
What's going on at the Community Mental Health Center of East Central Georgia? With all the feudin', fussin' and fightin' that's going on among the administrators, board of directors and others, it's hard to see how the patients are getting the quality care they're entitled to.

Hungry for some scapegoat?
Congress would provide a fine service to the country if it would approve tort reform, the kind that would cap awards at a reasonable rate and help curb, if not get rid of, frivolous lawsuits. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be in the cards for now, so some lawmakers are, instead, targeting specific tort abuses.

Fight for the military; they fight for you
I'm writing this letter to share with you my anger, frustration and disgust with the military health-care system. Deborah Dietschler, Evans, Ga.

Overtime

Overtime

Tyson ponders a future with Lewis, and no dancing rhinos

Tyson ponders a future with Lewis, and no dancing rhinos
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- On Mike Tyson's list of lessons learned from his 49-second destruction of Clifford Etienne, a few stand out:

Overtime
Augusta's Chris Wilkins finished fifth out of 200 qualifiers, then won $5,000 in a long drive showdown over the weekend at the Pinnacle Distance Challenge event in Orlando, Fla.

Overtime
A bases-loaded single from Tony Hanks in the bottom of the eighth capped a wild comeback by USC Aiken for a 7-6 victory over Lander and a sweep of a three-game weekend series against the No. 26 team in the country.

Novak advances in Dubai
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Third-seeded Jiri Novak of the Czech Republic beat frequent practice partner Dominik Hrbaty 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 on Monday to reach the second round of the Dubai Open.

Barnwell runs away with win
BARNWELL, S.C. - The banners hanging from the walls at Solomon Blatt Gymnasium, touting state championships and other such accomplishments, all have a common slogan along the bottom: "Not finished, just begun."

Prep basketball scores
Here are scores from area prep basketball playoff action.

Bad weather postpones James' jersey ceremony
AKRON, Ohio -- LeBron James will have to wait to see his jersey retired.

Prep basketball capsules
Here are capsules for area prep basketball playoff games.

Prep basketball playoff capsules
Here are capsules for area prep basketball playoff games.

Close loss not an easy pill to swallow

B-movie fans will enjoy 'Monsters' video game
Those 1950s monster B-movies that scared kids out of their socks in darkened theaters across the land are back in a wild new game featuring a gaggle of gorillas and Godzillas.

Cardboard cutouts, flash of insight ignited discovery of DNA structure
NEW YORK -- Fifty years ago this month, on a foggy Saturday morning in Cambridge, England, a 24-year-old beanpole of an American scientist sat down with a few white cardboard cutouts and set off a revolution in biology.

Crick and Watson lab still powerhouse of science
CAMBRIDGE, England -- Michael Fuller retired six years ago, but he can't stay away from the Laboratory of Molecular Biology.

Lady Dogs top Arkansas
ATHENS, Ga. -- Alexis Kendrick made six straight free throws in the final minute and 13th-ranked Georgia got 24 points from Christi Thomas to hold off surging No. 15 Arkansas 69-60 on Sunday.

Lady Dogs top Arkansas

Lady Gamecocks edge Auburn
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Petra Ujhelyi's three-point play with 1.5 seconds left gave No. 17 South Carolina a 65-64 victory over Auburn on Sunday.

Baseball: South Carolina routs Duquesne
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Matt Campbell held Duquesne hitless into the eighth inning as South Carolina beat the Dukes 9-0 on Sunday.

Lady Gamecocks edge Auburn

Baseball: South Carolina routs Duquesne

Xtreme calendar
New on video and DVD: Road to Perdition, starring Tom Hanks as a Depression-era Chicago hit man; The Tuxedo, with Jackie Chan as an unsuspecting limo driver asked to take a secret agent's place and use his super-power tuxedo; and Tuck Everlasting, with Jonathan Jackson and Alexis Bledel as young sweethearts.

Ask us
Q: Who made up the policy requiring uniforms for school in Richmond County?

Your style
THE FACTS Brittany James, 13, an eighth-grader at Morgan Road Middle School.

My pad

Creative lyrics will win $50 for writers

Lack of respect is shown for many liberated women
Is chivalry dead? Many centuries have passed since knights in shining armor were the norm. In today's society, women are expected to keep up with the pace of men in the work place and the home.

Artist's corner
Allegra Yeley, 14, is an eighth-grader at Davidson Fine Arts Magnet High School.

Creative lyrics will win $50 for writers
It's almost a guarantee that Avril Lavigne wasn't thinking about a country boy when she penned her hit, Skater Boi. But Jessica Beall and Christen Carroll, eighth-graders at Riverside Middle School, had other ideas.

Girl seems obsessed with boyfriend's income

Energetic 'Chicago' returns Vaudeville to big screen
With its catchy tunes and flamboyant costumes, Chicago is hard to resist. And for all the guys who are probably skeptically shaking their heads, I have two names for you: Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger

Girl seems obsessed with boyfriend's income
My boyfriend is a 20-year-old high school dropout and makes a living as a car mechanic. Last week he asked me to marry him, but I don't want to tie myself down yet. I love him, but I want to go to college and think I would be more comfortable marrying someone who would be more able to pay the bills. I don't want to lose him, and this seems to complicate things more than being girlfriend and boyfriend. I love him and don't want to lose him. - 18-year-old Augusta girl.

Audio best

Audio best
Weekly 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:

Lack of respect is shown for many liberated women

Artist's corner

Your style

My pad
THE FACTS: Lindsay Wagner, 13, is a seventh-grader at Riverside Middle School.

Odds and Ends

What would Jesus eat?

Thousands of Marines arrive in Kuwait, nearly completing Marine force here

U.S. and Britain making last push for peace

Top Kurdish officials warn of clashes if Turkish troops cross in northern Iraq

Turkish Cabinet agrees to U.S. combat troop deployment

Resolution says Iraq has failed to disarm

U.N. says missile destruction order is nonnegotiable

Iraqi studying U.N. order to destroy banned missiles

B-movie fans will enjoy 'Monsters' video game

Crick and Watson lab still powerhouse of science