Braves destroy Mets 16-0

GreenJackets notes: Mowel's tattoo could be good-luck charm

Jackets win in extra innings

Error gives Dogs first game

Braves notebook: Smoltz says he'll be ready to take his turn on Sunday

Jackets Trivia

Braves notes: Maddux has been both lucky, good during recent hot stretch

Braves blank Mets, again

Braves blank Mets, again

Braves destroy Mets 16-0

Braves notebook: Smoltz says he'll be ready to take his turn on Sunday

Baseball roundup: Rockies end Padres' win streak

Rio's new music machine is receiving mixed reviews

Rio's new music machine is receiving mixed reviews
The Diamond Multimedia Rio, a pager-size music player that doesn't need a cassette or compact disc to operate, has been met with mixed reviews -- especially by record shop owners.

Monsanto to sell NutraSweet
Augusta's NutraSweet plant was barely open a year when the company that developed it, J.D. Searle, was acquired by Monsanto Co. Now, 15 years later, Monsanto says it wants to sell it.

Music stores in tune with Web
The owner of two music stores, Robert ``Flash'' Gordon isn't afraid of new technology -- even if it could end up hurting his own business.

Industry appears optimistic
The owner of a westside office complex is building a 30,000-square-foot addition in anticipation of increased demand in the local market.

Additional business news: Radisson, Sizemore honored; television stations win awards
The Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta has been named the winner of the President's Award and named as one of the best hotels in Radisson Hotels International's global system.

Ethnicity pays off for banks

Know risks in co-signing loan
Q. My teen-age son is planning to buy his first car. Should I co-sign his auto loan?

June unemployment edges up slightly
WASHINGTON -- The unemployment rate edged up slightly to 4.3 percent in June even though job growth showed a strong rebound during the month as amusement parks, restaurants and construction firms gobbled up workers, the Labor Department reported today.

Ethnicity pays off for banks
ATLANTA -- A sudden spurt of Georgia banks chartered by immigrants to the United States and targeted toward ethnic customers is showing the American dream of riches and security includes newcomers.

Coke bottles retune to Belgian stores
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Coca-Cola trucks rumbled across Belgian roads with huge signs -- ``Your Coca-Cola is Back'' -- on their sides today as supermarkets started restocking the soft drink following a four-week health scare.

Complacency threatens every investor, even in bull market

June unemployment edges up slightly

Music stores in tune with Web

On the move
Rachel Meehan, has been named director of finance and administration for the Augusta Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau.

On the move

Complacency threatens every investor, even in bull market
NEW YORK -- In the midst of a mighty bull market, one of the biggest challenges facing any mutual-fund investor is to resist complacency.

Monsanto to sell NutraSweet

Industry appears optimistic

A look at the 20th Century: 1951
As 1951 began, Americans who had not forgotten the recent nightmare of World War II were embroiled in another conflict in Asia -- this time in Korea.

A look at the 20th Century: 1950
Augustans began 1950 by watching the United States prepare for the Cold War. By year's end, a few local towns had become some of the war's earliest casualties.

This day in history: July 3
1880: The U.S. census listed Augusta's population at 23,000. 1964: Atlanta restaurateur Lester Maddox, a segrgationist, waved a pistol and brandished an ax handle at three black customers on the day the federal Civil Rights Act was signed into law, vowing to keep his establishment racially segregated. Maddox was Georgia's governor from 1967-71.

This day in history: July 4
1976: Augusta's Bicentennial Park on the 600 and 700 blocks of Broad Street, the first phase of a $4 million beautification project, was dedicated during a daylong downtown Independence Day celebration.

Suggests two tax-reducing ideas

Municipal Bldg. danger

Hopes newspaper keeps 'Boondocks'

Defends N.A. Chamber executive director, notes her accomplishments

No Grovetown sanctuary

Likes kid section, diverse letters

Skewers Commission over cleanup

Defends congressman over VA funds

Honor America

Hits ABC for honoring 'Hanoi Jane'

Urges business help in beautification

Cruise includes variety of activities
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- It's excitement at 5 mph, an adventure that falls somewhere between rafting with Huck Finn and cruising on The Love Boat.

On my summer vacation ...
After two weeks in London, Marty and Doris Charnock of Augusta took the Queen Elizabeth 2 home to New York.

Stop worrying and leave the end up to God
Are you stockpiling fresh water, food, silver, gold, paper money of small denominations? Have you bought an electrical generator, water purifier or other special equipment in anticipation of a breakdown of much of our infrastructure as a result of the Y2K bug?

Ancient treasures
CAIRO -- When the novelist Virginia Woolf sought truth about some of the problems that plague humanity, she went to London's British Museum. So do millions every year, though generally for less elevated reasons. They stream into the sprawling neo-Greek temple to see the Magna Carta, the Elgin Marbles and, above all, the mummies.

Test of citizenship
Nearly half a million immigrants became U.S. citizens last year. To do so, they had to pass a citizenship test that may leave many American-born citizens puzzled.

Churches get spirit of Fourth
God and country will be celebrated with song, brass bands, barbecue, watermelon and ice cream at several Augusta-area churches this July Fourth weekend.

In the know
TV FIREWORKS: If you can't get out to see fireworks Sunday, television offers some: At 7:30, cable's A&E Network begins the Boston Symphony Orchestra's three-hour extravaganza-with-fireworks.

Flag rules ensure respect
Dear Readers: Each year I try to write something about flag etiquette to honor this holiday. The following rules are good in regard to displaying the U.S. flag:

Faith Digest
Healing was an important part of Christ's work on Earth, and members of the international Order of St. Luke the Physician are dedicated to reviving the ministry.

Sightings of creature still being reported
For centuries, the mountain people of Nepal and Tibet have feared the yeti, a man-beast they say inhabits the snow-fields of the Himalayas.

Answers to the citizenship test
Here are answers to the 50 questions on U.S. history and government.

Arts council seeks original literary works
CALLING ALL SCRIBES -- The Greater Augusta Arts Council is seeking entries for the Sixth Annual Porter Fleming Writing Competition, which offers $5,600 in prizes in four categories.

The competition
A different set of events will be spotlighted each Saturday in 6this column.

Games could inject millions into local economy
If all goes well -- and that's the key -- the Augusta area could rake in more than $12 million from the 1999 Georgia Games Championships, according to projections from the Greater Augusta Sports Council.

Young boxer learns ropes
Larry Wilkerson is a bashful boxer, at least according to his mother. It's an oxymoron, really. The sport of boxing requires tons of self-confidence. Enough so that you believe when you step between the ropes and go mano-a-mano against another your size, you are the better fighter.

Sightings of creature still being reported

In the know

On my summer vacation ...

Cruise includes variety of activities

Stop worrying and leave the end up to God

Faith Digest

Test of citizenship

Ancient treasures

Arts council seeks original literary works

Answers to the citizenship test

Flag rules ensure respect

Churches get spirit of Fourth

Preparing to pig out

Flags presented to veterans, families
Paying homage to valiant American soldiers on one city block and competing in a cutthroat barbecue grill-off on another, Augustans on Saturday covered all bases in their pre-Fourth of July celebrations downtown.

Holiday unites family, Butler High student says

Water main has often cost city dearly

Getting out the bugs

School system on probation for lack of counselors
The Richmond County School system is on probation for not having enough full-time counselors in its 37 elementary schools.

Preparing to pig out
Marlin Knight (left) and Jack Adkinson, fund-raiser chairman for Horse Creek Midland Valley Veterans Park in Burnettown, check on some of the hams they are cooking up for the holiday. They brought their smoker to the park Friday to get an overnight head start on cooking and other preparations for a Fourth of July fund-raiser celebration today at the park.

Businessman found guilty of fraud
A Florida businessman courted by Columbia County commissioners in 1993 and 1994 to manage the county's solid waste program is in federal custody after his conviction on charges of fraud, money laundering and theft.

Authority postpones building

Residents donate at festival to help buy area wetland

Water main has often cost city dearly
If it proves to be leak-proof, the county's decrepit 42-inch water main may be back on-line this week, but it wasn't revived -- for the fifth time -- before sucking over $1 million from the county's coffers.

Fourth of July strikes chord of patriotism for area musician

A look at the 20th Century: 1950

Bad deals leave area man with list of lawsuits

Flood damage less severe than 1994
SAVANNAH -- Savannah insurance agents, Red Cross volunteers and workers for the Chatham Emergency Management Agency are slowly assessing all the damage from floodwaters that rose without warning throughout the area Tuesday after 12 inches of rain.

Traffic deaths worry Aiken County

Authority postpones building
AIKEN -- Aiken's Housing Authority has abandoned plans to build apartments for the elderly off DuPont Drive, where neighbors didn't want them.

Family drops technology for holiday

Residents donate at festival to help buy area wetland
AIKEN -- When someone asked who would donate $20 to smear a banana cream pie in the face of Aiken City Councilman Skipper Perry on Saturday, a rambunctious 9-year-old answered the call.

A look at the 20th Century: 1951

Fourth of July strikes chord of patriotism for area musician
Wayne Hoey will be playing his heart out again to celebrate the July Fourth holiday tonight.

Veterans recall the meaning of independence

Bad deals leave area man with list of lawsuits
From his white brick home in a gated golf community, Larry Katzer lived the good life. He amassed a large collection of sports memorabilia. He hobnobbed with the rich and famous. And when it all went bad, he disappeared, leaving a trail of lawsuits, bankrupt businesses and bad debts.

Schools to assess services
When Columbia County school officials decided a few months ago to cut one full-time counseling position at Evans High School, the decision was based on numbers.

Holiday unites family, Butler High student says
When Celeste Robinson thinks about the Fourth of July, she thinks of -- what else? -- fireworks.

Deputies jobs at risk
Turns out Jack Delmar Jones wasn't accidentally released from the Richmond County jail -- he walked out the front door.

Time needed to ready water main

Area briefs: Authorities seek missing teen-ager
Police are searching for a 14-year-old girl who investigators believe ran away.

This day in history: July 3

Case to help woman do more for herself
Judy Winters hadn't heard much about the Olmstead case but it could one day determine where she lives.

School system on probation for lack of counselors

Businessman found guilty of fraud

University of Georgia committee reviews admissions appeals
ATHENS, Ga. -- The admissions committee of the University of Georgia met behind closed doors this week for a final review of appeals for fall undergraduate admissions, which should see a drop from last year in the number of specially admitted students, such as athletes.

Area briefs: Authorities seek missing teen-ager

Getting out the bugs
Shonn Horton of Aiken crawls down the throat of his 1966 Volkswagen Beetle on Friday for repairs. Mr. Horton found a shady place on Two Notch Road to escape the heat and get his Bug's windshield wipers fixed for his family's holiday outing.

Officers patrol holiday boaters

Time needed to ready water main
Utilities officials said Friday that the county's newly repaired water main may be back in service next week.

Holiday's importance reflected in residents

Across the area
Convicted killer soon to get parole ... Horse dumps six from carriage ... Fire destroys Barnwell pawnshop

This day in history: July 4

Traffic deaths worry Aiken County
AIKEN -- With the Interstate 20 accident last weekend that claimed five lives, Aiken County surpassed the 1997 death toll on its roads even before the year was half over.

Flood damage less severe than 1994

Veterans recall the meaning of independence
As a boy growing up in Chicago in the 1950s, Gil Guerrero has fond memories of his family's annual Fourth of July celebrations.

Deputies jobs at risk

Holiday's importance reflected in residents
It's more than a birthday; it's a blueprint. The July Fourth holiday -- Independence Day -- is a type of cultural DNA, holding the seeds of national identity for the United States, shaping ideals and values nurtured during more than two centuries.

University of Georgia committee reviews admissions appeals

Family drops technology for holiday
At the Miller house, we're going to celebrate Independence Day the old-fashioned way -- with watermelon, fireworks and a family cookout. Sounds lovely, doesn't it?

Across the area

Visiting an old pal for Fourth
Ted Martin grew up in Boston, knew the Kennedys, went to Harvard, fought in World War II, has lived past 80 and worked for newspapers in Savannah, Minneapolis and Atlanta.

Flags presented to veterans, families

Officers patrol holiday boaters
LEXINGTON, S.C. -- The boating manual that Officer Dudley Britt must try to commit to memory is a little more than two inches thick.

Pride in America cherished

Visiting an old pal for Fourth

Case to help woman do more for herself

Pride in America cherished
Dr. Henry Baffoe-Bonnie voted for the first time in the United States in 1996, one year after he became an American citizen.

Park dedicated to local players

Avery, Moore to be honored

Glover staying at home to play -- again

Mr. Orlan Snitker
AIKEN -- Mr. Orlan George Snitker, 81, of 1725 Pine Log Road, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Shellie Gibson
Mr. Shellie Norman Gibson, of 1730 Sibley Road, died Saturday, July 3, 1999, at Windermere Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Marie Gill
AIKEN -- Mrs. Marie C. Gill, 79, of 1330 President Drive, died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at her residence.

Miss Ella Clark
Miss Ella Elizabeth Clark, 75, of 2541 Milledgeville Road, recently died at Blair House Nursing Center.

Mrs. Beauford Woodward
AIKEN -- Mrs. Beauford Partridge Woodward, 90, of 3421 Trolley Line Road, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Ruth Towner
Mrs. Ruth Marian Towner, of 1606 Woodhill Trail, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at Windermere Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Reba Rice
GIBSON, Ga. -- Mrs. Reba Williamson Rice, 80, of 434 Beall Springs Road, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Lizzie Washington
Mrs. Lizzie L. Washington, 54, of 1424 Jackson Road, died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Dunbar
BARNWELL, S.C. -- Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Mathis Dunbar, 91, of 11629 Dunbar St., died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at Silver Springs Healthcare, Williston.

Mrs. Clara Sapp
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Clara Sapp, of 687 Georgia Highway 25 S., died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at Burke County Hospital.

Spc. Michael Roberts
GERMANY -- Spc. Michael Lee Roberts, 25, died Friday, June 25, 1999, in Denmark.

Mrs. Floree Case
GREER, S.C. -- Mrs. Floree S. ``Sugar'' Case, 82, of 401 Chandler Road, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Charles Liles
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Mr. Charles Johnson Liles, 78, of 905 Wenwood Circle, died Friday, July 2, 1999.

Mr. David Jennings
LANGLEY -- Mr. David Edward Jennings, 63, of 2671 Augusta Road, died Saturday, July 3, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Janie Mize
UNION POINT, Ga. -- Mrs. Janie Lou Channell Mize, 79, of 214 Binns St., died Friday, July 2, 1999, at Macon Medical Center.

Mr. James Parker
Mr. James Edward Parker, 77, of 2402 Wheeless Road, died Thursday, July 1, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Fannie Dugar
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mrs. Fannie Mae Dugar, 66, of 64 Moragne St., died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Jessica Laster
HAMPTON, S.C. -- Jessica Michelle Laster, 13, of 1601 Jackson St. W., died Friday, July 2, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Lenvel Trent
Mr. Lenvel ``Len'' Trent, 56, of 935 Horseshoe Road, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. James Fox
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Mr. James Lee ``Jimmy'' Fox, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Thomas Mossor
GREENSBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Thomas Alvin Mossor, 73, of 1740 Arrowhead Road, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Waldo Smith
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Waldo ``Shorty'' Smith, 73, died Thursday, July 1, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Mildred Schwartz
Mrs. Mildred F. Schwartz, 85, died Friday, July 2, 1999.

Mrs. Janie Turner
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Martha Janie Scott Turner, 89, died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mrs. Geneva Kitchens
Mrs. Geneva Riley Kitchens, 90, of 1989 Fenwick St., died Friday, July 2, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. George Harper
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. George Harper, of 603 Forest Ridge Drive, died Saturday, June 26, 1999, at Burke County Hospital.

Mrs. Susan Clifton
DEARING -- Mrs. Susan Lenora Clifton, 93, of 7141 U.S. Highway 221, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Mabel Stevenson
Mrs. Mabel C. Stevenson, 77, of 1828 Kissingbower Road, died Thursday, July 1, 1999, at Windemere Nursing Home.

Mrs. Mary Cooper
Mrs. Mary Jane Womack Cooper, 95, died Saturday, July 3, 1999, at Magnolia Nursing Home.

Mr. Robert Mullinnix
Mr. Robert Leon Mullinnix, 55, of 151 W. Lynn Drive, Martinez, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Oliver Price
CHESTER, Pa. -- Mr. Oliver C. ``O.C.'' Price, 81, of 416 E. 10th St., died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at Crozer Chester Medical Center.

Spc. Michael Roberts

Mr. Lenvel Trent

Mr. Oliver Price

Jessica Laster

Mrs. Mary Cooper

Mrs. Ruth Towner

Mrs. Mildred Schwartz

Mrs. Reba Rice

Mr. Orlan Snitker

Mr. Shellie Gibson

Miss Ella Clark

Mrs. Janie Turner

Mrs. Mary Dunbar

Mr. George Harper

Mrs. Beauford Woodward

Mrs. Floree Case

Mr. James Parker

Mrs. Clara Sapp

Mrs. Marie Gill

Mrs. Geneva Kitchens

Mrs. Janie Mize

Mr. Thomas Mossor

Column: Food bank needs public, private partners
The first was the annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive on May 8, the largest one-day food drive in the United States. Over 115,000 pounds of food were delivered to Golden Harvest Food Bank. No other food bank in Georgia received more food that day!

Column: When the 'residue of grace' is sufficient
ONE OF MY great pleasures in life is listening to detective novels. I know most people read them, but since I discovered audio-books, my minutes in the car are filled with the cases of Inspector Porfiry Petrovich Rostnikov, Carlotta Carlyle, Bernie Rhodenbarr, and most recently, Brother Cadfael.

Raps those who place blame on others
I read another article in last Sunday's paper concerning penalties for gun manufacturers, alcohol sales, cigarette companies and heaven knows what's next. John Yarzebinski, Aiken

Suggests two tax-reducing ideas
Our government must always look for ways and opportunities to cut taxes. Let me suggest two: David B. Bell, Augusta

Likes kid section, diverse letters
We moved to Augusta (recently) and subscribed to your paper right away. Thank you for the variety you include every day. Beatrice Rehbein, Augusta

Column: When the 'residue of grace' is sufficient
ONE OF MY great pleasures in life is listening to detective novels. I know most people read them, but since I discovered audio-books, my minutes in the car are filled with the cases of Inspector Porfiry Petrovich Rostnikov, Carlotta Carlyle, Bernie Rhodenbarr, and most recently, Brother Cadfael.

Defends congressman over VA funds
Chuck Pardue (letter, June 29), suing lawyer and former chairman of the Richmond County Democratic Party, calls for Rep.Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., to resign Congress, because President Bill Clinton's budget is short of money for our veterans. Therefore, the Clinton-appointed VA Secretary Togo West may allow layoffs at the Augusta VA. George Paschall, Appling

Hopes newspaper keeps 'Boondocks'
I hope The Chronicle continues to run the comic ``Boondocks.'' Believe it or not, there are some people who can actually relate to it. For those who don't like it, why don't you simply ignore it? In life there are many things to dislike, but you can't change all of it. Samantha Cobb, Hephzibah

Skewers Commission over cleanup
It is beyond my comprehension to even try and figure out where in the world the Augusta Commission, in charge of the cleanup and repairs on Riverlook Drive, even get the audacity to bicker about any of the repairs we say need to be made. Nicole Lambert, Augusta

Honor America
The U.S. Senate recently joined the U.S. House in conducting the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag before the start of business. Unfortunately, this coincides with a record number of young students in all too many schools (often egged on by the so-called American Civil Liberties Union) who are refusing to stand for the Pledge.

Independent counsel, RIP
After 21 years and a cost of $150 million, the independent counsel law slipped into the dust-bin of history last Wednesday with few regrets, especially among the political class.

Mum's not the word
Can you imagine a policy whereby taxpayers are restricted on what information they can get from employees on the public payroll? Well, Columbia County recently considered such a zany policy, drawn up by Administrator Steve Szablewski.

No Grovetown sanctuary
Grovetown Police Chief John Tomberlin had to be taught two lessons the other day: 1) A judge's arrest warrant will be served and 2) Clay Whittle is sheriff of all of Columbia County, including Grovetown.

Municipal Bldg. danger
The unguarded Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building, housing judges' chambers, courtrooms, the mayor's office, city Commission chambers and key government offices, could well be the site of a potential tragedy.

Hits ABC for honoring 'Hanoi Jane'
ABC has included Jane Fonda in a list of ``100 years of Great Women.'' Veterans should complain to their local ABC affiliates about this disgraceful insult to the men who fought and died in Vietnam. Roger P. Nelms, USMC (Ret), Aiken

Defends N.A. Chamber executive director, notes her accomplishments
This letter is a clear and unambiguous endorsement for Lisa McElmurray Thomas as executive director of the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce. Chuck Smith, North Augusta

Column: Food bank needs public, private partners
The first was the annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive on May 8, the largest one-day food drive in the United States. Over 115,000 pounds of food were delivered to Golden Harvest Food Bank. No other food bank in Georgia received more food that day!

Urges business help in beautification
I am bringing this to the attention of our community because I have just seen what a tremendous improvement a few shrubs and flowers make to the appearance of a community. David C. Penix, Augusta

Lists 'secret' groups dangerous to U.S.
Re K. Lummis' June 27 letter pertaining to Freemasons: Carl W. Rafoth, Augusta

Praises columnists' moderate views
It is encouraging to see some in your stable of ultra right-wing columnists attacking the facile thinking and politically expedient shenanigans behind the push for school uniforms, school prayer and hanging the Ten Commandments in classrooms as solutions to society's ills. Wesley Ross, Augusta

Lists Social Security reforms
The current forecast surplus in the federal budget seems to stem entirely from the excess taxes collected by the Social Security Administration over and above the amount needed for the pay-as-you-go system. When this is spent, either by reducing the national debt or by funding expansion of Medicare or Medicaid or by funding a tax refund, the net result is the burgeoning of the total debt owed to future generations ... James David Schenken, Aiken

Young boxer learns ropes

Overtime: Augusta crews enjoy another successful day

Gamble pays off for Jarrett

U.S. roots for women's soccer team

Kickoff for Heat less than week away

Golf notes: Woods stays hot at sweltering Western Open

Davenport and Graf reach Wimbledon final

Local buzz: Former Jaguar golfer Park making early impression

Sweltering heat challenges athletes, volunteers

Games could inject millions into local economy

Agassi, Sampras meet again at Wimbledon

The competition

Stevenson reaches semifinals to make Wimbledon history

Sampras , Agassi near matchup

Overtime: Tour de France opens under scandal clouds

Corporations leaving NASCAR

Grant prepares for 1999 season

Yankee Doodle Dandy matchup in Women's World Cup

Falcons are hoping Hanspard, Christian can regain old form

College notes: Despite Kansas St. pleas, BCS likes regional games

Petty's 'back to normal'

Plate is restricting winners

Versatile mineral
WASHINGTON -- You bypass the grocery dairy aisle, shun broccoli and greens, skip the calcium-fortified orange juice. Wonder if your bones are weak?

Bald eagle no longer endangered
WASHINGTON -- The American bald eagle, the living symbol of the nation since 1782, is back from the brink of extinction and can now be removed from the endangered species list, President Clinton said Friday.

Not all boardwalks are made of boards
SPRING LAKE, N.J. -- The Drifters probably weren't thinking of anything like this Jersey shore community's plastic walkway when they wrote their classic song ``Under the Boardwalk,'' about falling in love beneath the weathered planks.

Dioxin fear spreads in Japan
TOKOROZAWA, Japan -- Eiko Kotani keeps her windows closed and runs an air purifier all day long. She washes her vegetables carefully, peels her tomatoes and avoids fatty meat, fish from the nearby bay and ice cream of any flavor.

Chemical chief gets jail term
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Randall W. Hansen, the former chief executive officer of LCP Chemicals-Georgia Inc., has been sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison and fined $20,000 for polluting the environment around the Brunswick plant.

Racial minority donors of eggs or sperm are scarce
WASHINGTON -- Married 14 years and yearning to have their own baby, Cathy and David, a young black couple from suburban Philadelphia, thought their prayers were answered when a black woman agreed in 1996 to donate her eggs so they could conceive.

Review to decide fate of waste
In coming months, Savannah River Site officials will learn whether some of the site's waste is ready to become someone else's problem.

University considers toxic-cleanup plan
ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia will spend between $1.65 million and $2.62 million to clean up a toxic waste site near the State Botanical Garden of Georgia -- if the state Environmental Protection Division accepts the recommendation of the firm the university hired to assess the site.

Review to decide fate of waste

University considers toxic-cleanup plan

Not all boardwalks are made of boards

Chemical chief gets jail term

Bald eagle no longer endangered

Racial minority donors of eggs or sperm are scarce

Versatile mineral

Dioxin fear spreads in Japan