Smoltz saves Braves from Expos

Braves notes: Electrical problem with transformer causes delay

"No comment" all around on reported Mets sales to Cablevision

Braves notebook: With teammates hurting, Klesko feels revitalized

Gnats stop late rally by Jackets

Brown, Jackets swat Gnats

Mets close gap with Braves

Additional business news
Early rally ends in mixed trading . . . Plant turns down Teamsters . . . Coke hopes to win Belgians back . . . Campbell reorganizing worldwide

Merry Land to pay off debt
Merry Land Properties Inc. announced Thursday that it is paying off its debt to Equity Residential Properties Trust with a $41.2 million mortgage loan from First Union National Bank.

Try finding a bottle of Coke in Belgium
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- One day soon, Belgians will each get a free Coca-Cola to help overcome fears caused by the recent health scare, Coke Chairman M. Douglas Ivester promised Friday. But just try buying one with cold cash this hot summer weekend -- it won't work.

Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods rise 1.4 percent

WRDW-TV wins May ratings battle

Thermo King Corp. recalls employees

Hospital: Job cuts still likely

Jobless rate hits new lows

Additional business news
New day, new fall for Dow Jones...Insurance advocate named...Firms look at rebuilding Kosovo...Rains threaten wheat harvest...

CompUSA to add products, cut jobs

Additional business news

Additional business news

Merry Land to pay off debt

Try finding a bottle of Coke in Belgium

Hospital: Job cuts still likely
Even if Congress increases the budget for veterans' health care, it won't change plans to cut about 170 people at the Augusta Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, the Augusta director said.

Jobless rate hits new lows
Unemployment rates hit historic lows in May, Georgia Department of Labor officials reported Thursday. Georgia's unemployment rate was the lowest for that month in 28 years and Athens and Atlanta had the lowest unemployment rates ever recorded for those areas.

WRDW-TV wins May ratings battle
In the war for television viewership, CBS affiliate WRDW-TV (Channel 12) won the latest battle against archrival ABC affiliate WJBF-TV (Channel 6).

CompUSA to add products, cut jobs
DALLAS -- With personal computer prices on the decline, CompUSA will reduce its reliance on PC sales and turn its focus to consumer electronics, packing its stores with everything from video cameras to high-tech toys.

Economy posted healthy growth at beginning of the year

Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods rise 1.4 percent
WASHINGTON -- Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods -- led by gains in aircraft and autos -- climbed 1.4 percent in May, a sign that the nation's battered manufacturing sector could be headed for a revival.

Thermo King Corp. recalls employees
Jefferson County's largest employer, Thermo King Corp., as of Thursday had hired back the last of 100 employees laid off in April.

Economy posted healthy growth at beginning of the year
WASHINGTON -- Torrid consumer spending helped the nation's economy grow at a brisk annual rate of 4.3 percent at the beginning of the year. Economists believe growth has slowed in the current quarter but probably not enough to dissuade the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates as a precaution against inflation.

A look at the 20th Century: 1948
World War II was over, but peace remained elusive in 1948. The year began with an Iron Curtain already fallen across much of Europe, and communism continued its spread. Halfway into the year, the Soviets cut off all traffic into West Berlin, leading the British and Americans to airlift supplies for 321 days -- 272,000 flights in all -- until the blockade was lifted.

1947 : A look at the 20th Century
During 1947 the world came out from under the cloud of World War II.

Water woes (cont'd)

Suspects Kosovo atrocities `staged'

Slams parking fees for graduations

No need to bust caps

Seeks troops to patrol `our streets'

Urges complaints be sent by e-mail

Says conflict caused snub of meeting

Passing the car tax buck

Hits media coverage of water woes

Don't boost H-1b visas

Comedian prefers realism
If the cast members of NBC's hit sitcom Friends were black, comedian D.L. Hughley thinks it would arouse suspicion.

Summer films may be sizzling
Now that two swingers -- Tarzan and Austin Powers -- have proven that people will storm theaters to see something besides Star Wars, several anticipated summer blockbusters are rolling out of the gates with the fury of caged-up Brahma bulls.

Homeowner uses a variety of gardening styles to create a perfect yard
Home-grown vegetables grace the table of many homes during the summer. However, because of water restrictions recently placed on Richmond and Columbia county residents, many vegetable gardens are suffering.

Singing is powerful experience
The closest moments to God for Bill Hobbins are when he sings -- and he suspects there are other believers like him.

Wasteful water use not helping shortage
Getting several inches of rain last week definitely helped everything in the landscape.

Faith digest
BelAir Presbyterian Church in Evans has earned a $40,000 grant to expand its facility to house the Interfaith Hospitality Network.

Adults are responsible for child's discipline
Another chance! There are no sweeter words in the English language. God knows all about new beginnings, fresh starts and second chances.

Late country star traveling
If you're driving in Tennessee or Kentucky this weekend, don't be surprised if you see a larger-than-life-size statue of the late Keith Whitley on the back of a flatbed truck accompanied by 45 motorcycle riders.

Darkness can be very frightening
Tread lightly and carry a mine detector. That's good advice for traversing a portion of the interactive exhibit U.S. Army Conquest of Darkness Discovery Center, opening Monday at Fort Discovery.

Thrashers find strong defense, little offense

Penguins negotiate new deal

Bankruptcy judge approves Lemieux plan, urges lease talks

Draft strong on defense

Faith digest

Adults are responsible for child's discipline

Summer films may be sizzling

Comedian prefers realism

Singing is powerful experience

Wasteful water use not helping shortage

Homeowner uses a variety of gardening styles to create a perfect yard

Darkness can be very frightening

Late country star traveling

Defendant loses appeal based on ex-wife on jury
AIKEN -- Donald Singleton was surprised to see his ex-wife on a jury that hooked him up with a different kind of ball and chain.

Defendant loses appeal based on ex-wife on jury

Lawmakers end year with video poker law signing

Car wreck connected to spider

A unified squad

Rock hinders work at new-school site

Atlanta Gas eyes increase

Sergeant's statement OK at trial

Meriwether residents give opinions on zoning

Atlanta Gas eyes increase
ATLANTA -- Natural-gas customers could pay a few more cents a month to help Atlanta Gas Light Co. recover the cost associated with changing to a competitive market, even as it lobbies to deregulate other markets.

Merchant Marine Academy helps students get start

Sergeant's statement OK at trial
FORT STEWART, Ga. -- For the second time, defense attorney Joseph Bergen tried to persuade a judge to toss his client's statement to Army investigators about a fatal helicopter crash last summer.

Airborne
Chasity Shaganard (from left), 8, Travis Dabbs, 7, and Ashley Abbey, 10, enjoy the afternoon on their trampoline in their back yard in Graniteville.

Judge gets case of suspect with familiar name
Bad luck may follow some people, but it jumps all over others. Just ask Robert Brockman.

Aquinas trip funds at large
Hours before her arrest, Vanessa Velez-Cruz still was promising the parents of 28 Aquinas High School students that she would come up with the money.

Task force to study school improvements
Finding the cure for a school system plagued by mediocrity is a task many believe will require a different kind of thinking.

Man shot outside Burger King

Construction begins on Grovetown park
Grovetown residents soon will have a new place to play.

1947 : A look at the 20th Century

Builders request grace period on silt fence policy
A contingent of builders is asking the Columbia County Commission to ease its no-tolerance policy on silt fences.

Airborne

Car wreck connected to spider
A spider helped cause a car accident Friday afternoon that sent two people to the hospital.

Judge denies motion to detain rapist

Rock hinders work at new-school site
Though an unexpected rock has slowed workers a bit, construction on the newest Columbia County middle school is expected to begin soon.

Builders request grace period on silt fence policy

Aquinas was told of past trip troubles
Even though Aquinas High School officials were told there had been problems with a previous European trip sponsored by a popular Spanish teacher, they allowed her to solicit more than $80,000 from students for a similar trip this year.

Aquinas trip funds at large

Area briefs: Thurmond items to be auctioned
An auction of Strom Thurmond memorabilia will be held today in Aiken. The auction, organized by the U.S. senator's estranged wife, Nancy Moore Thurmond, will be at 10 a.m. at 818 Boardman Road. The public is invited, and a preview will be at 8 a.m.

District 3 incumbent challenged
AIKEN -- Local businessman Don Sprawls on Thursday became the first challenger to Aiken City Council incumbents, who are up for re-election this fall.

Removal of trees is legal but `tragic,' official says
No one ever said you couldn't un-landscape your parking lot. Despite some Augusta shoppers who are upset about the disappearance of the cypress trees in the Kroger shopping center on 15th Street, that's exactly what happened when the lot was repaved this week.

Emergency workers prepare for Games
While the upcoming Georgia Games Championships may not fit the usual description of a terrorist target, city emergency workers are not taking any chances.

Museum rejects funding
The Augusta-Richmond County Museum Board will return a $40,000 state grant targeted to start a cotton museum on the vacant second floor of the Cotton Exchange building on Reynolds Street.

Schools don't see deterrence
Extending the stay at Richmond County's alternative school hasn't seemed to deter students from misbehaving.

Humane Society celebrates move to new Walton Way home
Finding a home for the CSRA Humane Society was like finding a home for one of its pets -- difficult.

Slicing the waves

Slicing the waves
Frankie Lezzi, 12, of Columbus, Ohio, skis on a mono-sit ski, designed for those who can't stand on regular skis, as he joins 30 other disabled challenged children and adults at the fifth annual We Can Ski outing Friday at Lake Murray in South Carolina.

Under pressure
County fire hydrants will spew gallons of water next week. But this time it's on purpose.

Judge gets case of suspect with familiar name

Church finds new home

Author identifies graves of Union soldiers
ATHENS, Ga. -- One-hundred-and-thirty-five years after he died from battle wounds, Pvt. William Britt will finally get the military honors he was due.

Alternative School

Group views work as important
Tragedy pulled Brandon Wilson, 18, and his sister Dana, 14, away from their World Changers service project in the Bethlehem community this week when a friend from home in Kentucky was killed.

Pipe leak delays connection of Hephzibah, Augusta lines

Quiz made for life in California

District 3 incumbent challenged

Hobbies can spell success in business

Schools don't see deterrence

Quiz made for life in California
The nicest thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Ken Olsen

Emergency workers prepare for Games

Walker vows changes to funding law
Spurred by reports of $346 million loss, senator calls for revisiting Regional Transportation Authority bill

Hodges recalls legislators for special session

Area briefs: Thurmond items to be auctioned

Local teen named top model in contest
From a beginning in Augusta Mall fashion shows to the runways of Paris, one local teen is embarking on an exciting modeling career as the first-place winner of the Elite Model Look of the Year contest.

Police have video of jewel robbery suspects

Mayor stresses potential of youth
The mind is a person's most powerful tool, and its capabilities are limitless -- but it's up to each individual to use it to its fullest potential.

Hobbies can spell success in business
ATHENS, Ga. -- Work and play are usually thought of as polar opposites. However, for some entrepreneurs, turning hobbies into businesses makes dollars and sense.

Aiken Tech receives $500,000 donation
AIKEN -- After donating $500,000 to Aiken Technical College, an Aiken businessman will have a new college building named after him.

Merchant Marine Academy helps students get start
SAVANNAH -- Thanks to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Josh Sturgis traveled to Jamaica, Puerto Rico, England, Belgium and Mexico.

Rock gets in way of work at site of middle school
Though an unexpected rock has slowed workers a bit, construction on the newest Columbia County middle school is expected to begin soon.

Hodges recalls legislators for special session
COLUMBIA -- With the barely audible scratching of pens on freshly passed bills, House Speaker David Wilkins and Lt. Gov. Bob Peeler officially ended the year's work of the Legislature on Thursday.

Man shot outside Burger King
Emergency personnel tended to a shooting victim outside the Burger King on Wrightsboro Road on Friday night after people in two cars became involved in a verbal exchange.

Rock gets in way of work at site of middle school

Residents meet with NAACP
NORTH AUGUSTA -- The children of North Augusta and their families were much on the minds of the 30 people who answered the call of the North Augusta-Belvedere NAACP to attend a town meeting last night at Second Providence Baptist Church.

Under pressure

Judge gets case of suspect with familiar name
Bad luck may follow some people, but it jumps all over others. Just ask Robert Brockman.

VA hospitals plan to cut 170 jobs
About 170 employees will be laid off and several patient wards consolidated under a plan by the Augusta Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Task force to study school improvements

A unified squad
There's more international soccer being played in the United States this weekend besides the Women's World Cup.

Group views work as important

Lawmakers end year with video poker law signing
COLUMBIA -- With the barely audible scratching of pens on freshly passed bills, House Speaker David Wilkins and Lt. Gov. Bob Peeler officially ended the year's work of the Legislature on Thursday.

Residents meet with NAACP

Meriwether residents give opinions on zoning
MERIWETHER COMMUNITY, S.C. - Residents of the Meriwether section of Edgefield County got a chance Thursday night to have their say on a zoning plan that would convert a sizable portion of their community into a stick-built home zone free of any additional manufactured houses.

Aiken Tech receives $500,000 donation

Police have video of jewel robbery suspects
Even though three jewel robbers left behind only phoney car registration papers and insurance documents, police say they managed to capture something they probably didn't count on: their picture.

Museum rejects funding

Church finds new home
Otis and Albert Jones are finally going back to church -- more than 60 years after the father and son were buried in the cemetery at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

A look at the 20th Century: 1948

Judge gets case of suspect with familiar name

Aquinas was told of past trip troubles

Construction begins on Grovetown park

Removal of trees is legal but `tragic,' official says

Humane Society celebrates move to new Walton Way home

Pipe leak delays connection of Hephzibah, Augusta lines
A glitch in connecting a pipe caused a delay in the Augusta-Hephzibah water hookup scheduled to begin Thursday.

Augusta Georgia: metro@ugusta: 06/25/99
Extending the stay at Richmond County's alternative school hasn't seemed to deter students from misbehaving.

Local teen named top model in contest

Mayor stresses potential of youth

VA hospitals plan to cut 170 jobs

Judge denies motion to detain rapist
AIKEN -- David DeLoyd Johnson moved on with his life after serving eight years for a decade-old sex crime, but his past came back to haunt him this week because of a controversial state law targeting potential sexual predators.

Popovich leads Spurs with a blend of coaching methods

Knicks to test appropriateness of slogan: `I Still Believe'

NBA losing ratings war

Nets reach agreement

Michael to Magic, Willis to Wilt: finals to remember

NBA must make game interesting

Mrs. Isabell Purcell
Mrs. Isabell Willis Purcell, died Thursday, June 24, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Peter Stubbs
Mr. Peter W. Stubbs, 91, of 373 Heath Drive, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Varnell Johnson Sr.
STILLMORE, Ga. -- Mr. Varnell Johnson Sr., 59, of 506 W. Atlanta St., died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at Memorial Medical Center.

Mr. Eddie Jackson Jr.
BOSTON -- Mr. Eddie Lamar Jackson Jr., 24, died Sunday, June 20, 1999.

Mrs. Mary Walton
Mrs. Mary Louise Walton, 62, of 3608 Greiner Drive, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Ernest Flournoy
INWOOD, N.Y. -- Mr. Ernest Flournoy, 84, of 57 Monroe St., died Sunday, June 20, 1999, at St. John's Episcopal Hospital.

Mr. Joseph McKinney
MILLEN, Ga. -- Mr. Joseph R. McKinney, 85, of 466 S. Gray St., died Thursday, June 24, 1999, at University Hospital.

Emily Tice
Emily Annabelle Tice, infant daughter of Chris and Samantha Tice, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Bettina Bowen
SUMMERTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Bettina C. Bowen, 35, of 34 Dal St., died Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Peter Stubbs

Mr. Gerald DuBose

Mr. Tommie Tankersley

Mr. Varnell Johnson Sr.

Mrs. Vida Palmer

Mr. Floyd Collier

Mr. Burton Mayo Jr.

Mr. B.E. Parham Jr.

Mr. Jimmie Ward

Mrs. Ruth Quattlebaum

Mr. Eddie Jackson Jr.

Mr. George Rose Jr.

Mr. Miller Dixon

Mr. Bernice Harper

Emily Tice

Mr. Ernest Flournoy

Mrs. Mary Walton

Mrs. Mary Devore

Mr. Walker Rowland

Mrs. Gwenvera Owens

Mrs. Alice Blake

Mr. George Willis

Mr. Rembert Bellows

Mrs. Delia Labruzzo

Mrs. Lougenia Beck

Mrs. Helen Farr

Mr. J.M. Britton

Mrs. Helen Therrien

Mrs. Rose Smith

Mr. Joseph McKinney

Mr. Claude Casey

Mr. John Kitchens

Column: Lawmakers can't legislate eternal safety
A LONG TIME ago, when kids did not beat up other kids to steal brand named shirts (because the brands were basically all ``Sears & Roebuck''), a teacher told me that our system of government was a representative democracy. Silly me. I thought that meant, if the majority of us favor a measure, our elected representatives will vote our wishes. Case in point: the Richmond County School Board-sponsored survey which asked elementary and middle school parents to express their feelings about school uniforms.

Summer forecast for the NBA: improving conditions with Snow
LET'S STOP talk that Latrell Sprewell's rapid redemption saved this year's rough, rarely pretty, professional basketball season. The answer is Eric Snow, a nice guy you've never heard of, who is a teammate of the NBA player actually nicknamed the Answer. Sure Sprewell's New York Knicks team is still playing for this year's championship. Sure he's doing a fantastic job with 19 points a game throughout the playoffs. And as you remember, Sprewell led all New York scorers in beating the Atlanta Hawks.

No need to bust caps
The GOP-led Congress is drawing criticism -- even from conservatives -- for busting the ``spending caps'' with its plan to spend tens of billions in aviation trust fund dollars on, of all things, aviation.

Don't boost H-1b visas
The last days of last year's 105th Congress were an insult to informed Americans desiring reasonable limits on legal immigrants and an end to illegal immigration. The Democrats achieved ``amnesty'' for 40,000 Haitians who snuck across our borders while Republicans boosted the number of foreign ``H-1b workers'' (usually computer programmers and engineers) from 65,000 to 115,000 annually.

Water woes (cont'd)
Water woes are pushing many Augustans to new depths of cynicism regarding their local government.

Opposes canal condominium project
The kind of development Lee Brandenburg recommends for land he owns on the Augusta Canal will forever degrade a major part of this valuable community resource. The impact is likely to be greater than anyone seems ready to recognize and could be the beginning of the unraveling of the master plan. Margaret Brown, Augusta

Why rebuild Yugoslavia?
There's still plenty of disagreement about whether the Clinton administration did the right thing by leading NATO into a war against Yugoslavia -- or, for that matter, how much of a ``victory'' the bombing raids produced.

Rips congressman for missing protest
The Sunday before Memorial Day the Disabled American Vet-erans of this area held a demonstration in front of the downtown Veterans Administration Medical Center to protest congressional cuts in the VA's budget. I noticed that your paper buried the story on a back page. David Ramos, Augusta

Says conflict caused snub of meeting
I am responding to your June 22 editorial, ``Vote reform snubbed.'' R.E. Sutherland, Aiken

Urges complaints be sent by e-mail
I am a cashier at a retail store and receive a lot of complaints about wrong prices, not enough help, etc. I really understand, the trouble here is that the stores are run by division people. They really could use your input. Janice Davis, Thomson

New cell phone peril
Cell phones have come under fire for distracting drivers and causing accidents. Now they pose another danger: gas pump explosions.

Slams parking fees for graduations
The recent concerns and opinions about the parking fees for the Civic Center for baccalaureate and graduations raise numerous questions. David D. Smith, Augusta

Suspects Kosovo atrocities `staged'
Maybe I cannot see very well, but all the pictures that I do see on television are showing all the very ``much oppressed'' refugees coming out of Kosovo all looking healthier and much better dressed than the average American. Harry Oliphant, Hephzibah

Hits media coverage of water woes
There are some things about the water shortage that is somewhat perplexing. Don Matthews, Augusta

Summer forecast for the NBA: improving conditions with Snow
LET'S STOP talk that Latrell Sprewell's rapid redemption saved this year's rough, rarely pretty, professional basketball season. The answer is Eric Snow, a nice guy you've never heard of, who is a teammate of the NBA player actually nicknamed the Answer. Sure Sprewell's New York Knicks team is still playing for this year's championship. Sure he's doing a fantastic job with 19 points a game throughout the playoffs. And as you remember, Sprewell led all New York scorers in beating the Atlanta Hawks.

Passing the car tax buck
The proposal to slash South Carolina's vehicle tax, seemingly a dead issue as recently as a week ago, came back to life in the General Assembly's wrapup session this week.

Wants adults to decide uniforms issue
Riley Williams (letter, June 23) is a well-spoken and articulate young man. I thought that he stated his opinion very well. However, I was somewhat alarmed by a few of his statements. Russell Fields, Barnwell

Column: Lawmakers can't legislate eternal safety
A LONG TIME ago, when kids did not beat up other kids to steal brand named shirts (because the brands were basically all ``Sears & Roebuck''), a teacher told me that our system of government was a representative democracy. Silly me. I thought that meant, if the majority of us favor a measure, our elected representatives will vote our wishes. Case in point: the Richmond County School Board-sponsored survey which asked elementary and middle school parents to express their feelings about school uniforms.

Seeks troops to patrol `our streets'
Now that the Yugoslav army has pulled its last troops out of Kosovo, let the Russians along with NATO take over the role of the peacekeeping mission. Joyce Gantt, Augusta

Expresses shock following revelations
AS AN ALUMNA of Aquinas High School, I am shocked and appalled by the recent revelations regarding Vanessa Velez-Cruz'sapparent criminal activities. I am a former student of Ms. Velez-Cruz and can honestly say that I never would have thought she could be capable of something as horrendous as this. I clearly remember many lectures by Ms. Velez-Cruz about how we should always have respect for our parents, teachers, and peers. Julie Scoggins, Augusta

Seeks investigation of AARP group
I am sorry to say I believe that the American Association of Retired Persons is an organization that has used its image of supposedly helping the aging to get much too powerful, and then it pursues whatever its few controllers desire in the guise of helping us seniors. Yet it has often acted against their best interests. It definitely does not in a democratic manner represent its members. Eugene C. Pettit, Martinez

Overtime: N.C. State loses star to Auburn

U.S. women roll a 7 to show they're No. 1

A mustache at the Women's World Cup

Wimbledon notebook: Three-time runner-up Ivanisevic back again

Stefan, Brendl top candidates for No. 1 pick

United States topples Nigeria

Largemouths join hybrids in Bussey Point schools

New region alignment to affect most high schools

World Cup notebook: Unites States team gets support from David Letterman

Wimbledon shows old strength

Becker roars in win

Coming up: Venus vs. Anna

Falcons sign top pick Kerney, four others

Running back forced to make grades priority

New system to protect whales from large ships
BOSTON -- Ship captains along the East Coast are subject to new regulations aimed at preventing collisions with endangered right whales.

Plutonium-processing plants to be OKed
Bill Richardson hasn't changed his mind. During a visit to Savannah River Site on Thursday, the U.S. Energy Secretary said he soon would make official his plan to locate three new plutonium-processing plants at the site. Mr. Richardson announced in December that SRS was the preferred site for the $1.4 billion plants.

Report: Technology used to clean up nuclear sites is inadequate
WASHINGTON -- Despite billions spent so far, current technology is not up to the job of cleaning contaminated soil and water at the Energy Department's nuclear weapons sites, a scientific advisory panel reported Thursday.

No bad hair days: Computers change hair, clothes in yearbook portraits.
Daniel Young's parents were appalled when the high school senior shaved his head just before yearbook pictures were taken.

Errant signal caused spacecraft failure found
WASHINGTON -- An errant signal that prematurely set off explosive fasteners caused the loss last March of a $75 million NASA telescope satellite, an investigation board announced Friday.

Study gives new directions for research into insomnia
WASHINGTON -- Most theories about why millions of elderly suffer insomnia are wrong, according to a new study that says the brain clock regulating sleep ticks as accurately for the old as for the young. Experts say the groundbreaking study could help researchers find new treatments for sleeplessness.

NASA telescope launched to probe early universe
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A NASA ultraviolet telescope rocketed into orbit Thursday on a three-year quest to learn what the universe was like moments after creation.

Clinics see drop in anonymous HIV tests
ATLANTA -- Fewer Americans are choosing to remain anonymous when tested for HIV at federally funded clinics, hospitals and prisons -- a sign that the stigma attached to AIDS may be waning, the government reported Thursday.

Web site selling used business planes takes off
SAVANNAH -- Savvy sellers have proven they can unload just about any secondhand item on the Internet.

Yearly breast cancer screening urged
CHICAGO -- One side recommends yearly breast cancer screenings for women over 40. The other side says tests can come as much as two years apart. In the middle are the people most affected: patients, and insurers who must pay for the procedures.

Dredging up the past
ALLENDALE COUNTY, S.C. -- A thunderstorm was in the making, and mosquitoes found a feast on the sweaty limbs of tired archaeologists still hoping to rewrite history at the end of a long digging day.

Judge prepares order for new trial in radiation exposure case
PITTSBURGH -- A judge is preparing to order a new trial in a lawsuit against uranium plant operators who lost a $36.5 million judgment to eight cancer victims and their families, a newspaper reported today.

SRS plants to be approved soon
Bill Richardson hasn't changed his mind. During a visit to Savannah River Site on Thursday, the U.S. Energy Secretary said he soon would make official his plan to locate three new plutonium-processing plants at the site. Mr. Richardson announced in December that SRS was the preferred site for the $1.4 billion plants.

Judge prepares order for new trial in radiation exposure case

Dredging up the past

Plutonium-processing plants to be OKed

No bad hair days: Computers change hair, clothes in yearbook portraits.

New system to protect whales from large ships

Yearly breast cancer screening urged

Study gives new directions for research into insomnia

SRS plants to be approved soon