Sunday, February 23, 2003

Augusta supporters seek protest permits

Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Two groups have asked for permits to demonstrate against Martha Burk, the chairwoman of the women's organization that has led the fight against Augusta National's all-male membership policy.

Burk and the National Council of Women's Organizations has indicated that they might organize a demonstration protest during the Masters tournament in April.

The other groups turned in applications this week to the Augusta-Richmond County Sheriff's Office to demonstrate against Burk's group.

Allison Price, an Augusta woman who started a group called "WAMB," or Women Against Martha Burk, applied for a permit to demonstrate in the downtown Augusta area on April 6, the Sunday before the Masters.

Todd Manzi of Tampa, Fla., who started a Web site called, has applied for the four days of the tournament, April 10-13. The location has yet to be determined.

Price, the owner of a local restaurant, said she has "20 to 25 women" who want to hold up signs opposing Burk.

"Martha Burk does not speak for all women across this country, especially for many in Augusta," Price said.

Burk said she had heard that Manzi was going to apply for a permit but "I didn't know there was going to be another one."

"It's a free country. This is what a democracy is all about," said Burk, who has not applied for a permit.

UC 101, No. 4 Louisville 80
Daugherty: If they're satisfied, they're not saying
Cronin coaches vs. former team

Xavier occupies top spot all alone
Dayton sends extra troops to stop West near basket

Wildcats are again wary of Bulldogs
RedHawks suffer costly loss in big win
Boilermakers thumped by Bucks, blasted by Keady
Top 25 roundup: No. 1 Arizona blows out State
UConn coach back on bench
Norse rebound with win over Indianapolis
Indy women top NKU, clinch GLVC crown

Most empty-handed after ticket grab
Hudson, Guillen must show they are worthy
Hitting is catch for prospect Sardinha
Rule 5 gamble could pay off
Reds Q&A
Wells won't stop using weight-loss supplements
Young slugger impressing the Mets

Bengals study free agents
Newsome likes Lewis' system
Bengals Q&A
Rogers, Lions would be great fit
No QB competition for Rams - it's Warner

Ohio boys games
Ohio girls games
Kentucky games
Kentucky district pairings
Title games will be televised
Vieth era at St. Henry's winds down
Lakota West's Sartini wins the all-around title
Bombers bag 5th straight state title
Ursuline's three-year title reign stopped
Surging St. Xavier earns district title behind seniors
Cooper, Fassbender win titles
Graham, Versailles triumph
Prep sports results
Prep sports schedules

Tyson wins first-round knockout
Tonya Harding loses in pro debut

Ohio-bred Holiday wins Grade I Donn Handicap

Charles charges to 3-stroke lead in Nissan
Augusta supporters seek protest permits

Clary sisters are aces for Xavier's program
C'mon, baby, light the lamp
Enquirer Page Two power rankings

This weekend's sports on TV, radio