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Irish shut out in playoff return

Irish shut out in playoff return
The excitement of their first trip to the state baseball playoffs in 15 years turned to frustration, then desperation and, ultimately, to dejection.

Cross Creek eliminated after surprising rally
With thunder crackling in the distance, Sandy Creek's offense provided the jolt in a 4-3 victory over Cross Creek in Friday's Class AAAA state baseball tournament to eliminate the Razorbacks.

Baseball roundup
CLEVELAND - Omar Vizquel's speed and Ellis Burks' clutch hitting gave the Cleveland Indians a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night and halted Mark Mulder's five-game winning streak.

Westside rides senior moments
All season, Westside coach Gerald Barnes has relied on his seniors to lead the way. Friday afternoon was no different.

Baseball roundup

Summer vacation continues, but the fun fades away

Sweet smell of perfume could land wife in prison
JENSEN BEACH, Fla. -- When Lynda Taylor put on perfume and lit scented candles around the house, it wasn't romance she had on her mind.

Braves beat Padres, 6-4

Braves beat Padres, 6-4
SAN DIEGO -- Robert Fick doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Atlanta Braves overcame a strange inside-the-park homer by Sean Burroughs to beat the San Diego Padres 6-4 Friday night.

Braves pound Padres
SAN DIEGO -- Gary Sheffield hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, and Vinny Castilla homered twice to lead the Atlanta Braves over the San Diego Padres 12-2 Saturday night, their 26th victory in their last 31 games.

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Web site adds ease to booking hotel stays
Local tourism officials have made booking hotel rooms in Augusta one click quicker.

On the move

Schick plans to shave Gillette's market lead
BOSTON - The battle of the blades is becoming even more cutthroat.

On the move
Bill Hamilton, administrative director of the Medical College of Georgia Neurological Center, has gained admission as a Nominee to the American College of Medical Practice Executives. Mr. Hamilton is responsible for directing the clinical and research programs of the MCG Neuroscience Center and the professional clinical practice of the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at MCG Health System. He was previously department manager for Neurology for seven years and also worked for Hospital Corp. of America in Aiken for three years. Mr. Hamilton also holds master's degrees in business administration and healthcare administration from Georgia State University.

Employee theft is major drain on businesses
How much money is lost in business each year due to criminal activity?

Web site adds ease to booking hotel stays

Some college graduates opt to wait out tough job market in graduate school or service sector

Sassoon sues to reclaim his name
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Vidal Sassoon, his white hair cut short, his smile as inviting as his soft, British-accented voice, apologizes for the anger that reddens his face as he describes seeing his signature hair-care products for sale in discount stores.

Stocks fall, but Nasdaq, S&P 500 still post 5th week of gains
NEW YORK -- The Nasdaq composite posted a fifth straight week of gains - its longest streak since December 2001 - on a day of modest declines Friday, when investors played it safe and cashed in their profits.

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Monday: Augusta Metro Chamber Third Annual Golf Classic, presented by First Bank; The River Golf Club; call Margaret Jewett at 821-1312.

Pocket change
RICHMOND, Va. - Philip Morris and other cigarette makers agreed Friday to make large purchases of domestically grown tobacco over the next decade and pay $200 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging they fixed prices paid to growers at auction.

Cymbal company celebrates 380 years
NORWELL, Mass. - When you've been making cymbals for drummers for 380 years, there's only one way to celebrate a birthday.

Schick plans to shave Gillette's market lead

Family business
ATLANTA - It didn't take Janet Smith long to realize that she and her husband, Ben, would need professional help to plan their family's 45th annual reunion.

Biz bytes
Employer spotlight: Advance Auto Parts

Family business

Stocks fall, but Nasdaq, S&P 500 still post 5th week of gains

Restaurant reopens as bar

Restaurant reopens as bar
Because it's easier to pour a pitcher than slow-roast ribs, the downtown barbecue restaurant, Treybon, has turned into a full-time bar and dropped its restaurant menu.

Sassoon sues to reclaim his name

Some college graduates opt to wait out tough job market in graduate school or service sector
Clay Auttonberry assumed earning a bachelor's degree in management and finance would land him a job. He just didn't think it would mean working at the same restaurant that employed him while he went to Delta State University.

Cymbal company celebrates 380 years

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Employee theft is major drain on businesses

Bowden likes expansion

Clemson sweeps Wake Forest
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Michael Johnson and Brad McCann had RBI-singles in the ninth as Clemson rallied to beat Wake Forest 4-3 Saturday to complete a three-game sweep in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Bowden likes expansion
Winston Churchill once said that change is the price of survival.

Bad week for college football fans in Georgia

Big East lobbying begins

Big East lobbying begins
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Using a blend of guilt, flattery and financial inducements, leaders in the Big East Conference opened their annual meetings Saturday and began the push to keep Miami in the league.

Bad week for college football fans in Georgia
Spring is supposed to be a time of optimism for college football fans. Every game is winnable. Every player is a potential star.

Beneath their feet

Beneath their feet
Tifton, proudly notes native Judy Calheiros, has been ranked "The Cleanest City in the USA," one of the Top 100 Best Small Towns in America by author Norman Crampton - and home of the planet's most voracious young readers, whose accumulated "Accelerated Reader" points made it the "Reading Capital of the World."

Give our GIs a break
When various branches of the U.S. Armed Forces were combined under the Department of Defense as a single force for freedom in 1949, Defense Secretary Louis Johnson announced the creation of Armed Forces Day on the third Saturday in May to replace the separate Army, Navy and Air Force days.

Back home
"Now that we have been able to kill redistricting, we are able to go back and finish the business of this state."

A cleanup is needed

No more lies
Although charitable solicitations are protected by the First Amendment's guarantee of free speech, does that mean phone solicitors may lie to get contributions?

A cleanup is needed
Gene Sullivan, deputy superintendent of Richmond County schools, says he was appalled to learn many elementary schools in the district haven't been stocking soap and paper towels in their bathrooms.

Give our GIs a break

Warren-Albert
Mrs. Carolyn Wilkes Warren and Mr. Wesley Bernard Warren, Jr., of Atlanta announce the engagement of their daughter, Lara Elizabeth Warren of Chicago, Ill., to Andrew Benjamin Albert of Washington, D.C., son of Mrs. Judy Urban Albert and Mr. Frank Augustine Albert, Jr., of Augusta.

Koffman-Martindale
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Koffman of Evans, announce the engagement of their daughter, Carolyn Lee Koffman of Knoxville, Tenn., to Jonathan Robert Martindale of Knoxville, Tenn., son of Mrs. Johnette Martindale of La Crescenta, Calif., and Dr. Robert Georgia Martindale of North Augusta.

Bokesch-Rogers
Mr. and Mrs. David M. Bokesch of Martinez, announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Beth Bokesch of West Palm Beach, Fla., to Richard Joshua Rogers of Los Gatos, Calif., son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rogers of Penn Valley, Calif.

Miller-King
Mr. and Mrs. John David Miller of North Augusta, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Paige Miller of Augusta, to John Goodloe King of Augusta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert King of Wimberly, Texas.

Shop for best prescription prices

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Q: My prescription-drug costs are eating up too much of my limited budget. How can I bring those costs down?

Freshman pitcher packs punch at plate
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech freshman Micah Owings pitches like a can't-miss prospect, throwing his 92 mph fastball with pinpoint control and buckling hitters' knees with a wicked change-up.

Freshman pitcher packs punch at plate

Another Jacket shows off his arm
Remember a few weeks ago when we examined the trials and tribulations of position players converted into pitchers?

Around the horn
Lake County Captains right-hander Fausto Carmona went 2-0 with an 0.00 ERA in two starts, allowing nine hits, one walk while fanning five batters in 15 innings. His eight-inning, three-hit gem against South Georgia on the road on Thursday extended the Captains win streak to nine.

Aiken star puts Tigers out in front

Jaguars survive regional
AUBURN, Ala. - As James Heath rolled in an eight-foot par putt the final hole, his Augusta State teammates standing by the green let out a collective deep breath.

Blackburn returns to Regions Cup play
Two-time defending Regions Cup player of the year Jay Blackburn makes his first start of the season in the Gordon Uhl/Golf Capital Invitational, which begins today at Midland Valley Country Club in Graniteville.

Wrong way Woods
ALVESLOHE, Germany - Tiger Woods fell nine strokes behind leader Padraig Harrington after shooting 1-under-par 71 on Friday in the second round of the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open.

Blackburn, Flanders fire 70s

Aiken star puts Tigers out in front
AUBURN, Ala. - He hasn't won a golf tournament since his high school days. Yet, Clemson redshirt junior Matt Hendrix played his way into contention on one of college golf's grandest stages Friday.

Jaguars survive regional

Wrong way Woods

Kisner leads Dogs
Buoyed by a course record-tying 67 from former South Aiken star Kevin Kisner, Georgia tied for third at the NCAA West Regional and took one of 30 spots in the NCAA Championships.

NCAA West Regional delayed by rain

Hendrix sees chance for title slip away
AUBURN, Ala. - Matt Hendrix left the Auburn University Club at Yarbrough Farms clearly frustrated.

Golf roundup

Kisner leads Dogs

Blackburn returns to Regions Cup play

Hendrix sees chance for title slip away

Blackburn, Flanders fire 70s
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - The Regions Cup's best player is in position to win the tournament that has eluded him the most.

NCAA West Regional delayed by rain
Georgia is in fifth place midway through the second round of the weather-delayed West Regional at Washington National Golf Club in Auburn, Wash.

Golf roundup
ALVESLOHE, Germany - Tiger Woods will have to top his greatest comeback to defend his title at the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open.

Golf roundup
IRVING, Texas - Vijay Singh is back to getting attention for his play on the golf course instead of his comments about Annika Sorenstam.

Around the horn

Another Jacket shows off his arm

Laney sees opportunity to level playing field

Laney sees opportunity to level playing field
A few days after the Georgia High School Association released the preliminary enrollment numbers for the 2004-06 reclassification, Laney football coach Eric Parker and basketball coach Norman Bonner had a little chat about the history of their program.

Summer vacation continues, but the fun fades away
A new record. Two years ago, my then 7-year-old son was out of school on summer vacation for more than a week before he announced that he was officially "bored."

Democrats will be back in 2004

Sonny Perdue: Republican hypocrite at work
Isn't Republican hypocrisy great? Sonny Perdue used the "race card" to become Georgia's governor by accusing former Gov. Roy Barnes of catering to civil-rights groups to change the state flag. Paul L. Cook, Augusta

Democrats will be back in 2004
Regarding your April 18 editorial, "The A.G. wins big": In discussing Attorney General Thurbert Baker's win in the Fulton County Superior Court, the statement is made that the issue in question "enabled the GOP to take control of the Senate for the first time since Reconstruction." Walter S. Williams, Augusta

Adults not always more educated than teens
Regarding Allen W. Johnson's April 30 letter, "Resents attempt to rewrite history of Confederacy": Yes, Chris Flagg's remark that Robert E. Lee was a battalion commander in his letter of April 4 ("Confederate history account wrong") was wrong. But Mr. Johnson exploited this minor mistake and overlooked the entire point of the letter. Steven Johnston, Martinez, Ga.

Sonny Perdue: Republican hypocrite at work

Don't close MCG pharmacy

Don't close MCG pharmacy
Regarding closing the Medical College of Georgia outpatient pharmacy on June 30: I think it's terrible. The paper said they were going to vote the next day to raise tobacco taxes so they could keep it open. Carol Odom, Augusta

Pass child endangerment law now
Thanks to The Augusta Chronicle the word is finally out that Georgia has severe problems when it comes to protecting our children from violent acts. Priscilla Bence, Martinez, Ga.

Evans home has rooms to suit each member of the family

In the know

Home front

Do not believe tissue of lies from boss

Future is bright on 8th Street

Future is bright on 8th Street
For years, Broad Street has been hailed as a beacon for downtown development, and with good reason.

Home front
Operation of an air-conditioning system is a lot like an automobile; efficiency depends largely on the way its maintained and operated. Debris-clogged filters make the system work harder. Disposable filters should be checked every two months (once a month during peak use), and replaced when necessary.

Do not believe tissue of lies from boss
Dear Carson: My boss implied that to include the tissue in any formal invitation (wedding, graduation, etc.) was improper. Is this true? Is it appropriate for a wedding, rather than a graduation? I say it is for both. I wouldn't mind winning one of these debates! - Tissue Tiff

In the know
The Health Information Resource Center is looking for a theme for this year's annual National Women's Health & Fitness Day.

Evans home has rooms to suit each member of the family
Tami McGuiness loves the view of her back yard from the large arched window in the breakfast nook of her home in Stratford subdivision in Evans.

Across the area

Police get little help in some robberies
One wore sunglasses and a black false beard. Another reportedly wrote his robbery plans in a day planner so only the bank clerk could see.

Correction

Hunt's win rattles Aiken politics

Choir members save woman after seizure
It started as a simple church choir practice, but it ended with Linda Murray singing the praises of two choir members who she says saved her aunt's life.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Solicitor's inquiry is personal, chief says

Storms result in electric outages
Augusta-area residents experienced severe weather Saturday night as a line of thunderstorms rolled through the area at about 6:30 p.m.

Subpoena seeks Walker records

Correction
An article in Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly referred to a possible judicial candidate's service in the Georgia General Assembly. William H. Sams Jr., a local lawyer, served two terms as a state representative in 1973-1974 and 1975-1976.

Family makes preparations for girl's funeral

Hunt's win rattles Aiken politics
AIKEN - As newly elected Sheriff Mike Hunt sweeps into office, the way he won election has set off a political alarm clock that is loudly clanging in Aiken County for veteran officeholders.

Solicitor's inquiry is personal, chief says
AIKEN - Embattled New Ellenton Police Chief Van McMillan blames a personality conflict with 2nd Circuit Solicitor Barbara Morgan as the reason her office still has an open investigation on complaints about his police work.

Marines hear retiree's story

Officers say man admits to sex abuse

Washington Road may get center turn lane

Pupils say bye to friends, hello to freedom

Finishing touches

Davidson students mourn senior

Across South Carolina

Serviceman of the day

News you can use

Tough meth penalties get praise of officers
With methamphetamine labs popping up all over the Georgia and the dramatic drop in street cost, law enforcement officers are praising harsher penalties signed into law this week by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Justice advises future heroes
ATHENS - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas urged 200 law graduates to "be heroes" at Saturday's University of Georgia School of Law commencement ceremony.

Pupils say bye to friends, hello to freedom
The final school bell rang Friday for Columbia County's 19,000 pupils, ending the 180-day school year.

Finishing touches
Evans High School graduates Lauren Segraves (left) and Ashley Lamb, both 18, prepare for their commencement ceremony at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center.

Increase in higher education enrollment puts future of HOPE in jeopardy

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Plane crash kills 4 aboard
Four Indiana residents who were heading to a South Carolina vacation spot are dead after their single-engine plane crashed in rural Allendale County on Friday, killing all aboard.

UGA president is fed up with athlete scandal

Marines hear retiree's story
NORTH AUGUSTA - Dressed in the ceremonial red coat and hat to symbolize the blood of his fallen comrades, John Hopkins, a retired Marine major, said it took him decades to become less stoic to the outside world about his involvement in the Vietnam War.

Author avoids knowledge of island change

Across the southeast
JACKSON, Miss. -National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice said Friday that America has an obligation to support emerging democracies.

UGA awaits speech by high court justice

Justice advises future heroes

News you can use

Across the area

Across Georgia

Serviceman of the day

Police get little help in some robberies

Plane crash kills 4 aboard

Hotel cleanup goes slowly

Author avoids knowledge of island change
BEAUFORT, S.C. - The man who launched the Low-country's foremost literary career by writing of his teaching experiences on isolated Daufuskie Island has no idea what life is like now out there.

Body ends search for girl

Body ends search for girl
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Before a nearly monthlong search ended this week for missing 12-year-old Ashleigh Moore, her mother opened a bittersweet letter.

Subpoena seeks Walker records
A federal grand jury in Savannah has subpoenaed records at the Medical College of Georgia and University Hospital concerning laundry services and former Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -One of two koalas at Riverbanks Zoo has been put to sleep because of a gastrointestinal disorder, zoo officials said Saturday.

UGA president is fed up with athlete scandal
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia President Michael Adams has issued a strong statement in response to the latest scandal to rock the university's athletic program.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -For the second time in less than a year, U.S. Attorney Rick Thompson has decided to investigate a prominent Georgia Democrat.

Storms result in electric outages

Three concerts bring varied flavors of music

News you can use
Augusta will be included in an educational tour by several hundred Georgia schoolteachers this summer when they go to the New York World's Fair for a seven-day trip. It is arranged by the Georgia Educational Association, which has secured reduced railway rates on the Southern Railway, said Lester Moody, secretary of the chamber of commerce.

Slayings lead GBI to call on Kentucky

UGA awaits speech by high court justice
ATHENS, Ga. - A shower of local and national media attention will accompany U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas today at his 10 a.m. commencement address at the University of Georgia School of Law.

Davidson students mourn senior
Maurice Glenn was excited about his future.

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Army Spc. Jeremy Boucher of Springfield, Mass.

Historic area has talk on new look

Officers say man admits to sex abuse
AIKEN - Bath evangelist J. Wesley McCoy by his own admission molested a number of young girls in several counties as he crisscrossed South Carolina spreading the gospel, according to a report filed by Pickens County, S.C., sheriff's investigators.

Across South Carolina

News you can use
Gwinn Nixon, chairman of the Richmond County Better Governments Committee, has proposed a new plan for securing a candidate for mayor to succeed Richard E. Allen in January 1940.

Family makes preparations for girl's funeral
People who didn't even know Ashleigh Moore placed flowers and cards near where her body was found this week behind a riverside hotel.

Serviceman of the day
Today's serviceman of the day is Army Pfc. Timothy McCrory of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Washington Road may get center turn lane
The Goodwill employees have heard it before: the screeching tires, crashing metal and ensuing sirens.

Increase in higher education enrollment puts future of HOPE in jeopardy
Tia Lea knows how lucky she is to be a Georgia resident.

Historic area has talk on new look
Residents of the Sand Hills neighborhood, Augusta State University representatives and Augusta officials attended a question-and-answer workshop about the neighborhood's redevelopment plans Saturday.

Rants and raves
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Across the area
An Augusta woman who saw three people hitting a neighbor's trash can with a baseball bat Friday night said her own car was damaged by the same people, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Across the area
Authorities on Friday ruled a shed fire on Wrightsboro Road as an arson, a police report states.

Three concerts bring varied flavors of music
On Saturday, Augusta's music lovers enjoyed a wide array of melodic and rhythmic stylings ranging from blues to hip-hop to country.

Across Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA -Four nonfiring Civil War-era rifle replicas on display as part of the city's streetscape project have been stolen.

Slayings lead GBI to call on Kentucky
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has communicated with Kentucky law enforcement officers this week, investigating any possible links between the slaying of a Western Kentucky University student and the 2001 homicide of University of Georgia law student Tara Baker.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -A Gilbert school bus driver accused of fondling young girls as they rode to school faces additional sexual abuse charges, Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says.

Hotel cleanup goes slowly
Although cleanup work appeared to begin Friday morning at the site of a collapsed downtown building that once served as a hotel, work crews were only moving rubble off a Georgia Power easement, according to the property's owner, Tim Shelnut.

Walker attracts deputies
AIKEN - Kim Denmark's long, long walk across America to promote her proposal that people leaving the welfare rolls be given health insurance and job training by the federal government had a hitch put in its stride by Aiken County deputies, she said Friday.

What off-season
It's understood that football is a bigger deal the deeper south you go, but I had no idea that it could provide such enduring theater in the one month of the year reserved for vacation.

Winston win nets Johnson $1 million
CONCORD, N.C. - Jimmie Johnson found a solution Saturday night for his last-lap troubles: finish a football field ahead of the second-place car.

LaJoie win pole in Nazareth
NAZARETH, Pa. -- Randy LaJoie set a track record while winning the pole Saturday for the NASCAR Busch series race at Nazareth Speedway.

Elliott wins Winston pole
CONCORD, N.C. - Bill Elliott proved again Friday night that when it comes to qualifying for The Winston, he's an all-star with no equal.

NASCAR notebook

Sport discusses schedule shakeup
CONCORD, N.C. - The Southern 500, one of stock car racing's oldest and most traditional events, might become the Southern California 500 in 2004.

NASCAR notebook
CONCORD, N.C. - Joe Gibbs wants to give something back to stock car racing. That's why he and future hall of fame football player Reggie White will work together to get more minorities in the sport.

Elliott wins Winston pole

Winston win nets Johnson $1 million

Sport discusses schedule shakeup

Vatican official acknowledges for first time that pope has Parkinson's
VATICAN CITY -- A top Vatican official acknowledged Saturday what many observers have long suspected - that Pope John Paul II suffers from Parkinson's disease. He said the pontiff's prayers helped him cope with the degenerative neurological disorder.

Parker a critical component of Spurs' postseason run
SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich gave his young guard quite an earful and followed it up with a seat on the bench.

Former MVP, scoring champ returns to Comets
HOUSTON -- There's a buzz at Houston Comets training camp that's familiar to some of the veterans.

Mavs advance behind Nowitzki

Former MVP, scoring champ returns to Comets

Seventy-three players file for NBA draft
NEW YORK -- High school senior LeBron James and Syracuse freshman Carmelo Anthony head a list of 73 players who declared for early entry in the NBA draft.

Changes in store for Lakers

Mavs advance behind Nowitzki
DALLAS - The "Big D" isn't just a nickname for Dallas anymore.

Parker a critical component of Spurs' postseason run

Brown isn't sure he'll return to 76ers
PHILADELPHIA -- Larry Brown is considering retirement - again.

Changes in store for Lakers
LOS ANGELES - Phil Jackson is feeling good about his own health, as well as the future of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Brown isn't sure he'll return to 76ers

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Mr. John Oswald (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Flossie Baskett (RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif)

Mr. James Dyer Sr. (SPARTA, Ga.)

Mr. Allen Taylor (MONETTA, Ga.)

Mr. Dave Smith Jr. (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Levins Johnson (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Dr. Harry Pinson (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. David Smith Jr. (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Ella Johnson (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Marie Brown (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Thomas Rehder (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Glendora Hamlet (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

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

Mr. Olin Grice (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Henry Schiller Jr. (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mrs. Clara Kitchings (WAGENER, S.C.)

Mr. Allen Taylor (RIDGE SPRING, S.C.)

Mrs. Amanda Bolton (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Joseph DeGange (Aiken, S.C.)

Mr. John Chance (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Ruby Branan (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Bromer Sconyers (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Last run gives title to Jenkins County

Track notebook

Lakeside shows toughness in win

Rain or shine, Funny Cide ready for Preakness

Overtime

Area sports announcements

Overtime

Overtime
In a soulful ceremony brightened by song and football stories, about 1,500 family, friends, teammates and coaches filled a southern Dallas church Friday to remember Dallas Cowboys running back Ennis Haywood.

Overtime
In the race that preceded Saturday's Preakness, Funny Cide jockey Jose Santos rode Windsor Castle - from Aiken's Dogwood Stable - to a 1 3/4 -length victory over Changeintheweather.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls will be accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Last run gives title to Jenkins County
JEFFERSON, Ga. - Before the deciding race at the Georgia boys track and field championships, the eight Jenkins County runners formed a circle and prayed.

Lakeside shows toughness in win
Lakeside boys soccer coach Dave Morgan wanted to hold injured Panther senior Grant Guthrie out of Friday's Class AAAA quarterfinal game as long as possible.

Rain or shine, Funny Cide ready for Preakness
BALTIMORE -- The Kentucky Derby winner likes a sloppy track.

Serena Williams loses second match this year
ROME -- Serena Williams lost for the second time in just over a month, the closest she's come to a "Serena Slump" in an otherwise dominant season.

Sampras out of Wimbledon, French Open
LONDON -- Pete Sampras is out of the French Open and Wimbledon, raising the possibility that one of the greatest tennis players ever is through with the sport.

Track notebook
JEFFERSON, Ga. - The Laney 400-meter relay team figured its race Saturday at the Georgia boys track and field championships would come down to the Wildcats and Carrollton's No. 1 squad.

Funny Cide routs field in Preakness, on to Triple Crown try
BALTIMORE -- Funny Cide barreled down the stretch for a runaway victory and sweet redemption for his jockey in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, setting the stage for a Triple Crown try at Belmont Park in three weeks.

Outdoors calendar

Georgia waterfowl have backers
Cliff Goodson concedes it's not easy to exist in the shadows of a mammoth waterfowl group such as Ducks Unlimited, whose 757,000 members raised $175 million last year.

Outdoors calendar
Tuesday: The Sierra Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, Walton Way Extension. The public is welcome. The program will focus on local greenspace programs. Call 863-2324 for details.

Georgia waterfowl have backers

Trotline catch won't go down in record books
Jay Cannady has spent many years learning the bends and riffles and sandbars that make the Savannah River such an appealing place to fish.

Ethics expert assails religious doves on U.S. war policy
In the midst of the Iraq war, seven bishops and a hundred other members of the United Methodist Church joined in "calling our brother George W. Bush to repent."

Faith and fellowship calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar is a roundup of church- and temple-based activities in the Augusta and Aiken area. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. E-mail items to vanorton@augustachronicle.com; send a fax to 722-7403; or mail to Faith and Fellowship, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Faith digest
Members of The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 2230 Walton Way, will sit down at 5:30 p.m. Sunday to the parish hall's last supper before ground-breaking for a $3.85-million renovation.

Seven generations have stayed faithful to church
Warren Baptist Church holds a treasure of memories for seven generations of one Augusta family.

In Jewish New York, argument over Sabbath is sign of bigger conflict
NEW YORK -- Sabbath morning services ended, and thousands of black-clad men in round fur hats and prayer shawls streamed out of synagogues.

Trotline catch won't go down in record books

Football coach spends night in jail for DUI
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia assistant football coach Neil Callaway was fined a month's salary by the school after spending a night in a jail for a drunken driving arrest, officials said Friday.

South Carolina routs Georgia

South Carolina routs Georgia
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Landon Powell had two homers and six RBIs as South Carolina defeated Georgia 14-2 on Saturday.

Pickett-Thome
AIKEN- Julie Ann Thome of Aiken, and Otis Westbrook Pickett of Sullivans Island, were married at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2003, at New Covenant Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Stephen Speaks officiated.

Evans-Ridgdill
AUGUSTA- Rachael Antonetta Ridgdill and Evan Forest Evans, both of Augusta, were married at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Silvercrest Baptist Church. The Rev. Henry G. Ridgdill, cousin of the bride officiated.

Moretz-McNaughton
SAVANNAH- Dr. Katherine Veronica McNaughton and Dr. William Henry Moretz III, both of Augusta, were married at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2003, at the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Juvention Ballesteros officiated.

Brinson-Brinson
AIKEN- Marcella L. Brinson and Alexander Brinson, both of Hephzibah, were married at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003, at the Victorian Wedding Chapel. The Rev. Jerry Tindall officiated.

Winfrey-Scott
WASHINGTON, Ga.- Lindsey Noel Scott and Stephen Blake Winfrey, both of Augusta, were married at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2003, at the First Baptist Church. The Revs. Albert Huyck and Terry Bonds officiated.

Hankerson-Spradley
NORTH AUGUSTA- Christy Lynn Spradley and Cornelius Rendell Hankerson, both of Augusta, were married at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2003, at Gazebo Weddings. The Rev. Rudy Brostrom officiated.

Fortner-Hunter
AIKEN- Beatrice Eleanor Hunter and Russell Lee Fortner, Jr., both of Hephzibah, were married at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2003, at the Victorian Wedding Chapel. The Rev. Jerry Tindall officiated.

Haynes-Bowen
AUGUSTA- Ashley Elizabeth Bowen of Atlanta, and Jason Patrick Haynes of Newnan, were married at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2003, at St. James United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. John Newell III officiated.

Osbon-Hoverkamp
ANTIQUA, BARBUDA, W.I.- Anne Marie Hoverkamp and Michael David Osbon, both of Augusta, were married at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2003.

Morris-Lowe
AUGUSTA- Michelle Leigh Lowe and Uriah Jamison Morris, both of North Augusta, were married at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2003, at The Boathouse. The Rev. Wade Trimmer officiated.

Knox-Sulzycki
EVANS- Jennifer Ann Sulzycki and Bradford Wayne Knox, Jr., both of Evans, were married at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2003, at St. Mark United Methodist Church. The Rev. Gerald Varner officiated.

Stewart-Lawrence
AUGUSTA- Katherine A. Lawrence and James D. Stewart, both of Augusta, were married at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003, at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel. The Rev. Jake Malone officiated.

Sweet smell of perfume could land wife in prison

In Jewish New York, argument over Sabbath is sign of bigger conflict

Ethics expert assails religious doves on U.S. war policy

Faith digest

Faith and fellowship calendar

Seven generations have stayed faithful to church