Millwood struggles in rout

Braves notebook: Despite Jordan's stats, All-Star spot uncertain

Despite Jordan's stats, All-Star spot uncertain

Rocker blows lead over Expos

Jackets relief pitcher pressured

Hennon takes over GSU program

Rocker blows lead over Expos

Braves notebook: Development of slider gives Braves closer a different look

Saturn ad blitz touts first midsize
DETROIT -- You can't call Saturn the small-car company of General Motors Corp. anymore.

Saturn ad blitz touts first midsize

Additional business news

Stock exchange settles charges by SEC
WASHINGTON -- The New York Stock Exchange failed to enforce laws banning brokers on its trading floor from making trades that profited them personally, federal regulators said Tuesday.

Contracts at plants to expire

Additional business news
Blue-chip stocks gain momentum . . . Firms to encrypt online music . . . CMGI buys AltaVista Web site . . . Phone company merger nears OK

RMS runs other area Shoney's
A Macon company operating the Shoney's restaurant chain in Augusta closed the 20-year-old Washington Road location Sunday to search for newer real estate.

RMS runs other area Shoney's

Building contracts' value off

Contracts at plants to expire
About 700 nonmanagement employees' contracts will expire at midnight at two Southern Co. nuclear plants -- Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, Ga., and Plant Hatch near Vidalia, Ga.

Firm plans to sell stock

Auto tracking company to sell private stock
A local company whose products can track a vehicle's movement via satellite will sell 5 percent ownership in the company to investors starting today.

Interest rate increase likely
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve will nudge interest rates up today for the first time in more than two years, according to the widely held view in financial markets.

Auto tracking company to sell private stock

Additional business news
Optimism on rates pushes Dow higher . . . Glitches shut down some flights . . . French utility buys U.S. firm

Firm plans to sell stock
A local company whose products can track a vehicle's movement via satellite will sell 5 percent ownership in the company to investors starting today.

Stock exchange settles charges by SEC

Building contracts' value off
After a bounce in April, the value of residential construction contracts in the Augusta area declined in May compared to the same month one year ago, a report released Monday said.

This day in history: June 29
1885: Ware High School awarded a diploma to its only graduate of the year, Thomas Cottin.

Hamlet boasts legacy
Through the years, the Winfield community has carved a legacy in Columbia County with its influential leaders and stately old plantations.

Unknown Union soldiers identified
MARIETTA, Ga. -- Something compelled James Harris to answer the bugle's call a second time.

Book compiles American soldiers' letters
In 1862, Columbus Huddle was a 20-year-old Ohio farm boy with an eighth-grade education who found himself in the Battle of Shiloh -- one of the Civil War's bloodier engagements.

Opposes flag desecration amendment

Is infanticide OK?

Wants `Curtis' brought back

Seeks race track located in CSRA

Questions suggestion for fixing park

Calls `Boondocks' needed medicine

Blasts 'uncaring' gun control opponents

Why VA layoffs?

Recliners becoming popular
Once upon a time the recliner was the ugly duckling of the house. The unfashionable chairs were bulbous blobs covered in what appeared to be ``bulletproof'' plaid fabric or ironclad velvet.

Age old question: Vigilance can help prevent food poisoning
Q: How can I avoid food poisoning this summer? -- V.H., Beech Island

In the Know
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is giving away a trip to Nashville, Tenn., and a chance to meet singer Faith Hill.

Sumptuous spuds
It divides families, neighbors and friends. It's potato salad.

Taking care of the animals
DENVER -- Oblivious to the TV cameras, Robert Taylor slices into Alger's bulging yellow belly, attempting to excise a bloodied mass entangled in her organs.

In the Know
See highlights from the World Dog Show, a four-day event held earlier this month in Mexico City, where the 5,000 entrants included classy canines from the United States and abroad. .

Scooter touted as recreational
Scooter touted as recreational

Texas Tech QB wins lawsuit

Elam successful off field

Scooter touted as recreational

Taking care of the animals

Age old question: Vigilance can help prevent food poisoning

Sumptuous spuds

Recliners becoming popular

In the Know

In the Know

Man sues sheriff's deputies

Area briefs: Police investigate armed robbery
Richmond County authorities are investigating an armed robbery that took place Monday night.

Web helps bring in postcards

Web helps bring in postcards
Lots of postcards from your vacations. Business has picked up since we went to my special vacation photo on the Web site: augustachronicle.com /kirbycards/.

Watering limits still in place

Guidelines hit DOT crews
ATLANTA -- State Department of Transportation work crews scrambling to complete repairs on nearly 170 bridges across Georgia will have all but about 40 finished by Thursday, when new weight restrictions take effect, DOT officials said Tuesday.

County school principals pick uniform colors
Kids `R' Us supervisor Tamika Thomas arranges boys' school uniform pants on racks in preparation for a 25 percent-off sale on new school uniforms mandated by the Richmond County school board.

Barnes backing bid to raise Latino vote
ATLANTA -- Gov. Roy Barnes is joining with Hispanic leaders in backing a drive to register members of Georgia's fastest-growing minority to vote.

Healthful traveling

Educators oppose IQ grouping
SAVANNAH -- Savannah Mayor Floyd Adams Jr. said he believes children will learn more if they are grouped and taught according to their IQ level.

County school principals pick uniform colors

Property owner appeals ruling

Snack time

Scientists study slave settlement

Firefighters receiving EMT training
Richmond County firefighters want to do more than fight fires. Often reaching the site of not only fire emergencies but medical emergencies before any other agency, the Richmond County Fire Department is training its officers to be certified emergency medical technicians.

Child molester gets 66-year sentence
A man convicted of molesting and having sexual relations with preteen girls received a 66-year prison sentence Tuesday.

Healthful traveling
AIKEN -- Bob Coffey was a far cry from his white-collar, high-rise world of plastics in southwestern Virginia when he crossed the Carolina sandhills on his bicycle Monday.

University chronicles its history
People who walk or jog along Walton Way, from Katherine Street to Arsenal Avenue, may want to slow down a little in the future.

Airport board agrees to deal

Property owner appeals ruling
One of three Thurmond Lake property owners cited for clearing tornado-damaged public land near their homes is appealing the punishment to a U.S. District Court judge.

Collision victims identified
Three men killed in a fiery collision on Interstate 20 were identified Monday as Mexicans working construction jobs in the United States, Aiken County authorities said.

Disaster assistance practiced
Hurricane Elaine, a giant Category 4 storm, ripped into the South Carolina coast near Charleston late Saturday, devastating most of the area's infrastructure and medical facilities.

Georgia Power reports pollution releases
ATLANTA - Georgia Power Co. released nearly 57.7 million pounds of pollutants into the air, ground and water last year, the utility reported Monday.

Bush Field officials address problems with tickets, parking
Complaints from the public about parking and tickets at Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field have triggered a number of changes, airport officials said Tuesday.

Book compiles American soldiers' letters

Airport board agrees to deal
Augusta's airport board agreed Tuesday to offer Garrett Aviation a cut of the profits the airport makes from selling fuel to the company's customers, hoping to end threats Garrett will leave Augusta.

Light work

Fort Gordon exercise simulates attack on terrorists
As Fort Gordon medical officials practiced reacting to a natural disaster Tuesday, the post's military police prepared for the man-made type.

Georgia Power reports pollution releases

Man sues sheriff's deputies
AIKEN -- An Aiken County man is suing three sheriff's deputies, accusing them of malicious prosecution. He claims the officers disliked his criticism of their agency and raided his home to arrest him on a charge of illegal use of the telephone.

Disabled might not have to move to keep funding
Three of four disabled people ordered to move out from group homes in order to keep their state funding now appear to be staying put, and Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker, D-Augusta, is vowing to do the same for the fourth.

Rain relief for some
Recent rainfall in the area has breathed new life into farmers' dying crops and alleviated Augusta's dangerous drought.

Sheriff: Deputies to blame
There was no elaborate scheme, no carefully laid plan. Jack Delmar Jones simply saw an opportunity and took it. Twice.

Savannah flooded by heavy rain
SAVANNAH -- An unprecedented 11 inches of rain in a 12-hour period flooded Savannah streets, houses and cars and left about 32,000 homes and businesses without power. Yet no one was injured or killed.

Hearing plan irks residents
AIKEN -- Aiken City Council has set an August public hearing on a controversial annexation request that would allow development of a 33.5-acre tract near the famous horse district.

Weston Center grant restored
CLEARWATER -- After a year of belt-tightening and scrutiny by the U.S. Inspector General's Office, officials at Margaret J. Weston Rural Health Center say the center's finances are back on a healthy track.

House downs video poker tax bill

Attacks ruled out in wreck
An elderly Florida woman was not suffering a heart attack when she swerved across a median on Interstate 20 on Sunday and caused a fiery head-on collision that killed five people.

School board raises taxes

School board raises taxes
AIKEN -- The price of a feature film for two at the cinema, two large buttered popcorns and two large colas -- that's how much more some typical Aiken County residents will pay in school taxes in 2000.

Rain relief for some

Snack time
Clara Formby, 5, of North Augusta, licks her thumb after a bite from a snack her mother, Angela, had for her during a break Tuesday evening. Clara, a member of the Hammond Hills Swim Team, was competing against the Fermata Swim Team.

Homeowners waiting for relief

House downs video poker tax bill
Called into special session by a governor who wanted thumbs up on taxes and regulations for the $2.5-billion-a-year video poker industry, the South Carolina House of Representatives instead thumbed its nose at Gov. Jim Hodges on Tuesday.

Kling adds name to ballot
AIKEN -- Kathryn Kling made it a three-way race Monday for the South Carolina House District 81 seat vacated by the death of Rudy Mason.

Attacks ruled out in wreck

Scientists study slave settlement
CUMBERLAND ISLAND, Ga. -- A group of 27 chimneys jutting from the ground like monoliths are the only visible evidence of a slave community that once thrived on Cumberland Island.

Disaster assistance practiced

Homeowners waiting for relief
ATLANTA -- Georgia homeowners have been finding out the hard way the past few months that Gov. Roy Barnes' taxpayers' bill of rights doesn't kick in until Jan. 1.

Sheriff: Deputies to blame

Teens plead not guilty to slaying couple
Three teens accused of robbing and killing an Edgefield County, S.C., couple earlier this month pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

Guidelines hit DOT crews

Disabled might not have to move to keep funding

Child molester gets 66-year sentence

Kling adds name to ballot

Teens plead not guilty to slaying couple

Firefighters receiving EMT training

This day in history: June 29

Hamlet boasts legacy

Collision victims identified

Hearing plan irks residents

Watering limits still in place
Although utility crews finished repairing 260 feet of the city's largest water main during the weekend, odd-even outdoor watering restrictions will continue throughout Augusta.

Light work
JEFF JANOWSKI/STAFFLight workFrankie Auten works 70 feet in the air from a boom truck to replace about 350 30-watt incandescent reflector bulbs in the Econo Lodge's message board off Washington Road.

Weston Center grant restored

Area briefs: Teen senteced in child neglect case

Athens residents hungry to catch snack burglar
ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens residents are being warned to lock their doors -- and their refrigerators.

Area briefs: Teen senteced in child neglect case
An Aiken County judge sent a teen-ager to prison Tuesday for leaving her year-old child unattended last year while she went out drinking.

Unknown Union soldiers identified

Childhood goal nears its fruition

Moore, Avery reunited for draft

All eyes on Krause as draft approaches

Bucks' Robinson arrested

Nets remove interim tag from Casey

Augustan gambles on NBA

Mr. Charles Crosby Sr.
AIKEN -- Mr. Charles Osville Crosby Sr., 79, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. John Davis
Mr. John D. ``J.D.'' Davis, 49, of 1713 Harrogate Drive, died Monday, June 28, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Lillian Kline
WILLISTON, S.C. -- Mrs. Lillian Virginia Bowman Kline, 78, died Monday, June 28, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Donna Lawlis
THOMSON -- Mrs. Donna Jo Dahlheim Lawlis, 68, of 145 Mynatte Road, died Monday, June 28, 1999, at McDuffie County Hospital.

Mrs. Judy Cliett
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Mrs. Judy Marilyn Cliett, 53, of 9C Horseshoe Court, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Jeff Little
ATHENS, Ga. -- Mr. Jeff Turner Little, 88, of 138 Valleywood Drive, died Monday, June 28, 1999.

Mr. Elmer Jones
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Elmer Jones, 68, died Monday, June 28, 1999, at Wayne County Memorial Hospital, Jesup.

Mr. Johnny Luke
Mr. Johnny Luke, 50, of 5374 Hereford Farm Road, Evans, died Saturday, June 26, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Janelle Clifford
THOMSON -- Mrs. Janelle B. Clifford, 59, of 511 Mount Pleasant Road, died Monday, June 28, 1999, at Thomson Manor Nursing Home.

Ms. Isabella Martin
Ms. Isabella ``Bit'' Martin, 66, of 740 15th Ave., died Saturday, June 26, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Augustus Blackshear
Mr. Augustus Blackshear, 72, of 3547 Mutimer Drive, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at Blair House Nursing Home.

Mrs. Louise Riley
Mrs. Louise M. Riley, 84, of Martinez, died Monday, June 28, 1999, in Winter Haven, Fla.

Mrs. Bessie DeGrange
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Mrs. Bessie Elizabeth DeGrange, 70, of 18518 Dogwood Road, died Sunday, June 27, 1999.

Mrs. Betty Sims
ATLANTA -- Mrs. Betty Sims, 50, of 921 North Eugenia Place N.W., died Tuesday, June 22, 1999.

Mrs. Mae Chambers
Mrs. Mae Myers Chambers, 91, of 6698 Washington Road, Appling, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at Lake Crossing Health Care Center.

Mr. Dorian Tauss
Mr. Ray Dorian Tauss, 46, of 2303 Martin Road, died Friday, June 25, 1999.

Mr. Bruce Day
MONETTA, S.C. -- Mr. Bruce Day, 44, of Route 2, died Saturday, June 26, 1999.

Mr. Cecil Thigpen
THOMSON -- Mr. Cecil Alton Thigpen, 77, of 1949 Kitchens Road S.W., died Monday, June 28, 1999, at McDuffie Hospital.

Mr. Bennie Beasley
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Bennie Beasley, 81, died Monday, June 28, 1999, at Bulloch Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Robert Washington
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Mr. Robert Fulton Washington, 66, of 1064 Long Cane Road, died Sunday, June 27, 1999.

Mrs. Margaret Weddle
Mrs. Margaret Ruth Weddle, 71, of 129 Blake Drive, died Thursday, June 24, 1999.

Mr. Luther Williams
Mr. Luther Williams, 76, died Monday, June 28, 1999, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Mr. Sidney Dennis
HEPHZIBAH -- Mr. Sidney Devault Dennis, 60, of 2608 Castletown Drive, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Mattie Willingham
MARTIN, S.C. -- Mrs. Mattie Bell Miller Willingham, 65, of Route 102 West, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Winifred Johnson
Mrs. Winifred H. Weiss Johnson, 83, of 1945 Kissingbower Road, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Richard Yoder Jr.
Mr. Richard E. Yoder Jr., 37, of 404 St. Georges Court, died Saturday, June 26, 1999.

Mr. Paul DeGrange
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Mr. Paul Edward DeGrange, 82, of 18518 Dogwood Road, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Herbert Laffoday Sr.
LEXINGTON, S.C. -- Mr. Herbert Laffoday Sr., 68, died Monday, June 28, 1999 in a Lexington hospital.

Mrs. Mary Mitchell
AIKEN -- Mrs. Mary Bolenski Mitchell, 85, of 575 Croft Mill Road, died Saturday, June 26, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. George Gilmore
SPARTA, Ga. -- Mr. George Gilmore, 85, of 418 Maiden Lane, died Saturday, June 26, 1999, at Warrenton Nursing Home.

Mrs. Judy Cliett
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Mrs. Judy Marilyn Cliett, 53, of 9C Horseshoe Court, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Mercedes Diaz
Mrs. Mercedes E. Diaz, 88, of Evans, died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Johnny Buxton
BARNWELL, S.C. -- Mr. Johnny Lee Buxton, 49, of 89 Debbie Lane, died Saturday, June 26, 1999.

Mr. R.L. Smith
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mr. R.L. Smith, 56, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Perrine Padgett
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mrs. Perrine Patterson Padgett, 88, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at Saluda Nursing Home.

Mr. Elmer Jones
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Elmer Jones, 68, died Monday, June 28, 1999, at Wayne County Memorial Hospital, Jesup.

Ms. Laura Abrams
Ms. Laura Abrams, 64, of 1724 Old Savannah Road, died Saturday, June 26, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Lucille Fleming
Mrs. Lucille Fleming, 92, of 6039 Anderson Road, Grovetown, died Saturday, June 26, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Tracy Short
TWIN CITY, Ga. -- Mrs. Tracy Morris Short, 34, of 107 Malsby St., died Monday, June 28, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Lucille Fleming

Mr. R.L. Smith

Mr. Bennie Beasley

Mr. Johnny Buxton

Mrs. Mercedes Diaz

Mr. Dorian Tauss

Mrs. Winifred Johnson

Mr. Elmer Jones

Mrs. Tracy Short

Mrs. Mae Chambers

Mrs. Bessie DeGrange

Mr. Robert Washington

Mr. Johnny Luke

Mr. Bruce Day

Mrs. Judy Cliett

Mr. Elmer Jones

Mr. Herbert Laffoday Sr.

Mrs. Mattie Willingham

Mrs. Lillian Kline

Mr. Luther Williams

Mrs. Janelle Clifford

Ms. Laura Abrams

Mrs. Perrine Padgett

Mr. George Gilmore

Mr. Paul DeGrange

Mrs. Margaret Weddle

Mr. Cecil Thigpen

Mr. Charles Crosby Sr.

Mrs. Donna Lawlis

Mrs. Mary Mitchell

Mr. Augustus Blackshear

Special session an opportunity to end decade of indecision in South Carolina
``EXTRAORDINARY.'' According to Webster, the word has several meanings. First, ``not according to the usual custom or regular plan.'' To illustrate, Webster offers ``an extraordinary session of Congress.''

Urges Chamber director to step down
This is to inform North Augusta Chamber of Commerce members of an item of concern about the Chamber leadership. Maury Rice, North Augusta

Grand jury must watch
It's appalling that proper procedures have been routinely flouted for some time at the Richmond County Sheriff's Department Walton Way jail. Sheriff Charlie Webster, after reading his internal affairs report, should consider reshuffling or demoting much of his senior jail personnel.

Hopes 16th Amendment rescinded
On reading the June 16 front page, there was an article on 13-year-old Joshua Jones. He got a four-page letter from the Internal Revenue Service stating he owed $47,732.83 in taxes. John Elliott, Hephzibah

Gambling, not gaming
South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges is being a diplomatic realist by ``blaming'' both parties for the General Assembly's six-month long failure to come up with a bipartisan plan to regulate and tax video poker.

Opposes flag desecration amendment
I am against a constitutional amendment on flag desecration in America. Faber Hance, North Augusta

Wrong Medicare Rx
A classic example of how politicians ``buy'' votes with taxpayers' money will be on full display today as President Clinton officially unveils his Medicare ``reform'' plan to provide elderly Americans with prescription drugs.

Special session an opportunity to end decade of indecision in South Carolina
``EXTRAORDINARY.'' According to Webster, the word has several meanings. First, ``not according to the usual custom or regular plan.'' To illustrate, Webster offers ``an extraordinary session of Congress.''

Cotton museum blues
What led to the Augusta-Richmond County Museum executive board deciding to return a $40,000 check to the state of Georgia earmarked to it for the establishment of a cotton museum at Augusta's nearby Cotton Exchange?

Says group helps Alzheimer's patients
I read with interest Meghan Gourley's recent article, ``Driver follows instinct, finds missing Kevin Howard, Augusta

Claims money for ball fields is wasted
Isn't it amazing how local governments -- not just Grovetown -- have learned from Washington how to waste money?Bill Dekle, Millen

Seeks race track located in CSRA
Re Margaret Ann Hogue's June 17 letter: She asked, ``How many residents of the hundreds of new homes being built in the Grovetown area are aware that, if the zoning change from agricultural to S1 is allowed, race cars will be the sound they live with?'' Janice Rogers, Blythe

Raps attempts to 'legislate morality'
Even God, in the millennia from Cain to Columbine and Conyers, has been unable to legislate morality. Two thousand years ago the very custodians of the ``commandments,'' in the absence of guns, nailed God to a tree!Tom Zwemer, Augusta

Calls `Boondocks' needed medicine
Despite the fact society has undoubtedly come a long way in being able to deal with and discuss publicly the exchange of ideas and cultures between blacks and whites and the role it plays in our everyday lives, it's obvious our ``estimated time of arrival'' is questionable. Andy Chandler, Augusta

Blasts 'uncaring' gun control opponents
Vince Colwell (letter to the editor, June 22) freely admits that guns are used in 65 to 70 percent of homicides in the United States.Susan Yarborough, Augusta

Notes alternative group to AARP
In response to Eugene C. Pettis's June 15 letter, I had the same feelings about the American Association of Retired Persons five years ago. I found an organization that he is seeking: Sammy Jenkins, Waynesboro

Laments lack of veterans' support
Every few weeks some federal agency, department or politician sends out a news release pertaining to another budget cut that affects veterans. ... Men and women who served our nation for 20 or more years, with or without medical disabilities, are ``veterans.''Merle Tarr, Augusta

Wants `Curtis' brought back
I'm curious as to why you dropped the comic strip ``Curtis.'' The new comic strip ``Boondocks'' is very offensive and I'm not easily offended. So please bring ``Curtis'' back. E. Palmer, Augusta

Seeks congressman's resignation
Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., should resign. He continues to neglect our local Veterans Adminis-tration facilities. I wrote you in February and stated I had learned that the VA Hospital was going to lose 135 positions unless Congress acted quickly to restore funding.Chuck R. Pardue, Augusta

Questions suggestion for fixing park
I read with amusement your editorial of June 11 entitled ``Skateboard progress Richard Hatch, M.D., Evans

Is infanticide OK?
Infanticide as a means of birth control must be getting a foothold in parts of America if the sentence given a Pennsylvania mother for killing eight of her 10 infants is any indication. Marie Noe was handed a 20-year probated sentence, the first five in home confinement, for smothering her tots between 1949 and 1968.

Why VA layoffs?
Our two-state congressional representatives who fought to restore VA funding will be angry if the Augusta job cuts go through.Why VA layoffs?

Praises bloodmobile staff's dedication
We've heard a lot about becoming a ``community of character.'' In this day of dying work ethics, I recently encountered real character in the work place and it's a story worth telling.Gloria Busch Johnson, New Ellenton

Win or else now in World Cup

The deeper DiCicco digs, the more talent he finds

Elam successful off field

Agassi solves mystery server

Jones says the media exaggerates her reunion with American father

Wimbledon shows divide between gender sports

Overtime: Albert back at NBC

Singing, not playing, in the rain at Wimbledon

World Cup notebook: Jennifer Lopez will perform at World Cup closing ceremony

World Cup's a kick for chief

Congress, White House reach agreement on Y2K bill
WASHINGTON -- Putting aside politics to confront what many fear could be an economic disaster, Congress and the White House agreed Tuesday on legislation that would put restraints on lawsuits arising from Year 2000 computer problems.

Government appeals ruling against pollution regulations
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department asked a full appeals court Monday to reconsider a three-judge panel's decision overturning new federal air pollution regulations for smog and soot.

Foreign airline, airport Y2K readiness remains unclear
WASHINGTON -- The global deadline was Thursday for countries to report the readiness of their airlines and airports for the Year 2000 computer problem, but the traveling public won't know any results until later this summer.

Technique may use cell transplants for Parkinson's disease
NEW YORK -- Scientists may have found a way to generate unlimited supplies of brain cells for transplanting into Parkinson's disease patients.

COTAP rulings leads to mental patient roundup
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The state Mental Health Department had to round up 44 patients it had out on unsupervised release in the wake of a state Court of Appeals ruling this week.

Anthrax vaccine maker troubled
WASHINGTON -- Inoculating all 2.4 million military troops against anthrax as protection against biological war may be delayed because the company producing the vaccine may lack the needed financial resources, according to congressional critics.

A real dummy teacher
HERSHEY, Pa. -- Everybody's first encounter with Stan D. Ardman is the same, no matter if they are doctors, nurses, medical residents, anesthesiologists or Boy Scouts.

Compound helps deter bacterial growth on shopping carts
Supermarket shopping carts are inherently dirty. They are handled by dozens of shoppers each week, sat in by wet toddlers and sneezed on by sick customers.

EPA issues easier, cheaper rules for fluorescent recycling
WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued regulations Monday making it easier and cheaper to recycle fluorescent bulbs and keep their mercury content out of landfills.

Climate scientist: Global warming, sea level rise may be higher than predicted
WASHINGTON -- The rate of global warming and sea level rise may be slightly higher than predicted during the next century based on new information gathered by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says a climate scientist who analyzed the preliminary data.

Survey finds better attempts to avoid HIV
NEW YORK -- More than a third of homosexual men in New York City don't use condoms when they have sex, but most of those who have unprotected sex are trying to reduce the risks of HIV infection in other ways, according to a new study.

Thinking smart
Gary Roane Jr. says he has a talent for relating to young people. ``I don't know what it is about me, but young people just seem to trust me more than other adults,'' the 30-year-old says. Mr. Roane, who considers himself a youth activist, decided to put that trust to good use in an organization called Youth Power Task Force 2000.

Xtreme style

Xtreme style
Emilee Tripp, 14-year-old home-schooled freshman.

Xtreme advice: Attacks on personal style should be ignored
``I try so hard to do new things with clothes and stuff, but people make fun of me regardless of what I try. They call me a poser and a copycat, and I'm sick of it. I'm ready to do whatever it takes to get them to stop.'' -- 12-year-old girl, Evans

Xtreme advice: Attacks on personal style should be ignored

Netchat: Orgy
Band approaches life, music in a relaxed way

Thinking smart

Climate scientist: Global warming, sea level rise may be higher than predicted

EPA issues easier, cheaper rules for fluorescent recycling

Congress, White House reach agreement on Y2K bill

Government appeals ruling against pollution regulations

Anthrax vaccine maker troubled

Foreign airline, airport Y2K readiness remains unclear

Compound helps deter bacterial growth on shopping carts

A real dummy teacher

Survey finds better attempts to avoid HIV

COTAP rulings leads to mental patient roundup