Braves hire new scouting director

All-Stars announced

All-Star games a popularity contest

Post 79 jumps ahead of Aiken . . . briefly

Braves notebook: One hurdle clearedon Tuesday by Lopez

Braves notebook: Smoltz returns to disabled list

Marlins cruise past Braves

Braves escape Marlins

Crocs rally to cool off red-hot GreenJackets

US Airways' wines now have approval of top two executives
WASHINGTON -- It's one thing for the top executives to pick the type of planes an airline flies, but the wines it serves?

Augusta's cost of living down

Additional business news

Now, back to the big celebration
NEW YORK -- The Fourth of July fireworks were nice -- entertaining and very pretty -- but of course they lasted only a brief time. Now back to the stock market, where prices explode almost every day, all day long.

Health site, AOL unite
SPRINGFIELD, Va. -- In a move to expand its reach, the Internet health care site led by former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop agreed Tuesday to pay $89 million to form an alliance with America Online Inc., the dominant provider of Internet access.

Now, back to the big celebration

Satchels define the business
Jim Courson has a saying about the size of a professional's briefcase: It matters.

Augusta's cost of living down
Augusta households with incomes in the top 20 percent enjoyed a lower cost of living in the first quarter of 1999 than Warner Robins, Savannah, Valdosta, LaGrange and three other Georgia cities, according to a recent study.

Health site, AOL unite

Alternatives for television
Laura Teague, like many of today's adults, watched plenty of TV as a child.

Consultants buy accounting firm

Oil firm launches takeover
PARIS -- In the latest wave of oil merger activity, France's largest oil company, Total Fina SA, launched a $43 billion hostile takeover bid Monday for rival Elf Aquitaine SA in a move that, if successful, would create the world's fourth-largest oil company in terms of market share.

VW may sell Beetle as ragtop
BERLIN -- Little more than a year after unveiling its hot New Beetle, Volkswagen is already thinking of changing it -- by cutting off the top.

Satchels define the business

Consultants buy accounting firm
An Augusta-based physician consulting company Tuesday announced it acquired a North Carolina accounting firm.

US Airways' wines now have approval of top two executives

Alternatives for television

Stocks soar in Europe
LONDON -- European stocks closed higher Monday, with oil, telecommunications and chemical companies leading the way.

Additional business news
Dow industrials close slightly lower...Gold prices reach 20-year lows...Honda to get 80 miles per gallon...Former banking chief sentenced...Nissan to recall 17,000 Infinitis

Yellow fever plagued Augusta
The Garden City was prosperous and healthy in the 1820s and 1830s -- until Augustans faced the first of two deadly yellow fever epidemics.

Hits inaccurate version of `Noah`

Wants to keep prayer voluntary

A vindication

Blasts parochial attitude of west side

Raps `Boondocks'after trial period

Misses satire, 'Boondocks' remains

Finds humor in Norwood defense

Hails pair for cotton museum action

Narrator turns personal
NEW YORK -- The narrator of a Randy Newman song usually isn't Randy Newman. It's a person he made up -- often not an admirable character.

Lessons in tough love are painful
Sometimes all a girl needs is someone who will listen. And sometimes she needs a fire hose turned on her.

Time and care can save mail from graveyard
Do drop a line to somebody -- just don't drop your return address. Otherwise, your note or bill could wind up as a ``dead letter.''

In the Know
Ever wonder if prices at your regular grocery store are cheaper or more expensive than those up the street?

Never too late to swim
As a child, Darrell Turner never had a reason to learn to swim. Now, at age 18, he has found his motivation.

In the know
Are your feet hard to fit? Do you have narrow heels? Wide toes? A new book, How to Find the Shoes You Want, may help.

Tickling your ribs
Steak and baked potatoes. Spaghetti and meatballs. Some dishes go so well together that they become synonymous. At our house, ribs and chili cheese rice could be added to that list.

In the know

Time and care can save mail from graveyard

Tickling your ribs

Lessons in tough love are painful

In the Know

Never too late to swim

Narrator turns personal

Area briefs: Barnwell man dies after flipping Jeep

Agency displays material
Every five years, the Georgia Department of Education reviews textbooks for a particular subject area and recommends selected books to local school systems.

Jump gone wrong
Fifteen-year-old George Adams loses control of his bike while jumping a dirt hill along the Augusta Canal on Monday afternoon. George was uninjured in the fall.

Fort Morris fights long battle of budget cutbacks
MIDWAY, Ga. -- Tucked down a long, tree-lined road by St. Catherines Sound, Fort Morris is easy to miss. The Revolutionary War site near Midway is seven miles from the interstate via Liberty County's back roads.

Area briefs: Patrol says children weren't restrained
A 10-year-old Allendale boy and a newborn girl killed in a weekend head-on collision in Barnwell County were not restrained properly, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said Monday.

Augusta Commission approves subdivision rezoning
Augusta commissioners approved a rezoning for a new subdivision near Tobacco Road on Tuesday and then voted to spend $3.5 million for a water line and tank to bring existing residents more water.

Area briefs: Barnwell man dies after flipping Jeep
BARNWELL, S.C. -- A Barnwell man died in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday after he flipped his 1981 Jeep on Patterson Mill Road in Barnwell County, authorities said.

Owner says he acted in self defense
An armed shopkeeper shot and killed a man during a botched armed robbery Monday, police say.

Area companies refuse to clean crime scenes
In a split second, Cynthia Gilbert and her sister Synethia Elaine Jones heard the gunshot, and Anthony ``Snoop'' Williams lay in their back bedroom with a bullet in his head.

Weather-ready
Augusta Trees and Landscaping workers enjoyed a break from the scorching sun Tuesday when thundershowers entered the area, cooling temperatures.

Belongings auctioned over debts
Piece by piece, Larry Katzer's personal belongings were sold Tuesday to the highest bidder in the parking lot of the Columbia County Courthouse.

Fire department honors heroes who saved lives
Facing applause from the crowd and his proud mom, 11-year-old Wayne Bohannon shyly clutched the award he received Tuesday for saving his friend's life.

County OKs 2 land deals for industry

County OKs 2 land deals for industry
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- The Edgefield County council moved on two fronts Tuesday to pave the way for new industry.

Trucker pleads guilty to kidnapping

Trucker pleads guilty to kidnapping
A twisted tale that began on the West Coast -- in which the accused is a former death row inmate and the victim faces California murder charges -- ended Tuesday in Augusta with a guilty plea.

Yellow fever plagued Augusta

Hotel robbed by armed gunman
A hotel near Interstate 20 became the latest victim of armed robbery in Augusta Tuesday.

Police don't shoot often at suspects

Father's little helper
With rain on the way, Yusef Gallman, 7, tries to get the front of his father's garage swept clean. While other children are out swimming or playing, Yusef is helping the Aiken business of his father, George.

Water uses at times conflict
Four decades ago, when North Augusta needed more drinking water for an expanding population, the choice was obvious -- and close.

New trial sought in DUI case

Partnership seeks to add businesses
AIKEN -- The Aiken-Edgefield Economic Development Partnership needs to increase its focus on recruiting new businesses, the South Carolina Department of Commerce's chief of staff said Tuesday during the partnership's annual meeting.

Belongings auctioned over debts

Schools providing help on graduation exams
There's help for students who failed one or more portions of the Georgia High School Graduation Test if they want it. For some, it's one last chance to get a diploma.

Fort Morris fights long battle of budget cutbacks

Jump gone wrong

Partnership seeks to add businesses

Racer, 73, gets first track win

Hotel robbed by armed gunman

Owner says he acted in self defense

Father's little helper

Fire department honors heroes who saved lives

Mother to plead guilty

Owner says he acted in self defense

Agency displays material

Area companies refuse to clean crime scenes

Area briefs: Patrol says children weren't restrained

Owner says he acted in self defense
An armed shopkeeper shot and killed a man during a botched armed robbery Monday, police say.

Sprucing up

Water uses at times conflict

Schools providing help on graduation exams

Aiken county, city beginning to work together
AIKEN -- Relations historically have been testy between the governments of Aiken County and Aiken, but they are dipping their toes into new waters.

Augusta Commission approves subdivision rezoning

Police don't shoot often at suspects
More than 65 percent of shots fired by Augusta-area law enforcement officers in the past two years have not been aimed at criminals, but at dying animals.

Nashville tourists send postcards

New trial sought in DUI case
AIKEN -- A man sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing his godson and injuring his wife in a drunken-driving accident filed an emotional appeal for a new trial Tuesday, promising to ``never drink alcohol again.''

Weather-ready

Sprucing up
Co-owner Kenny Franklin gives the sign at the Sno-Cap Drive-In restaurant in North Augusta a fresh coat of aquamarine paint Monday afternoon. The owners will be celebrating the eatery's 35th anniversary with festivities Aug. 28, Mr. Franklin said.

Aiken county, city beginning to work together

Racer, 73, gets first track win
LAVONIA, Ga. -- James Holden has waited more than 40 years to be called a winner. Recently, he earned that title.

Delegations rallied to fend off VA cuts

Nashville tourists send postcards
The mailbox is full of vacation postcards. Linda and Derwood Walton of Lincolnton send a unique one from Nashville, Tenn., where they're celebrating their 39th anniversary. You can break it up to form puzzle pieces. ``This will keep you busy while waiting for post cards,'' they write.

Delegations rallied to fend off VA cuts
Faced with losing 170 people at Augusta veterans hospitals, U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., is rallying the Georgia and South Carolina delegations to block the plan. Veterans advocates also are cheering the resignation of a longtime Washington foe.

Mother to plead guilty
An Augusta woman accused of leaving her newborn girl in a trash bin where the infant died of exposure will plead guilty, attorneys announced Tuesday.

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Mr. Wayne Hawes
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Mr. Wayne Jack Hawes, 85, of 1368 Prater Road, died Saturday, July 3, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Mellie Pemberton
Mrs. Mellie Eva Hawes Pemberton, 92, died Monday, July 5, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Dorothy Beall
Mrs. Dorothy Roberts Beall, 81, of 2704 Dan St., died Sunday, July 4, 1999.

Mr. James Lampkin
Mr. James ``Scooper'' Lampkin, of 5468 Washington Road, Appling, died Thursday, July 1, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Ollie Norris
GIBSON, Ga. -- Mrs. Ollie Belle Wiggins Norris, 90, of 434 Beall Springs Road, died Sunday, July 4, 1999, at Gibson Alternative Living Center.

Mr. Franklin Laird Jr.
BARNWELL, S.C. -- Mr. Franklin Delano ``Tony'' Laird Jr., of 13626 South Carolina Highway 64, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999.

Mr. Eugene Williams
GROVETOWN -- Mr. Eugene ``Gene'' Williams, 74, died Sunday, July 4, 1999, at University Hospital.

Ms. Hattie Johnson
TENNILLE, Ga. -- Ms. Hattie Pearl Johnson, 70, of 300 Church St., died Saturday, July 3, 1999, at Macon Northside Hospital.

Mrs. Annie Coursey
BATH -- Mrs. Annie Kneece Coursey, 77, of 10 Wall St., died Sunday, July 4, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Lonnie Johnikin
Mr. Lonnie P. Johnikin, 87, of 3791 Peach Orchard Road, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at Kentwood Nursing Home.

Mrs. Mary Farrell
Mrs. Mary Frances Wilson Farrell, 68, of 2411 Yates Drive, died Sunday, July 4, 1999, at Forest Lake Manor Nursing Home.

Mr. C.O. Horton Jr.
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Clifford Overstreet ``C.O.'' Horton Jr., 80, of 105 E. 12th St., died Monday, July 5, 1999, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Ms. Bessie Leaney
Ms. Bessie Leaney, 81, of 2244 Broad St., died Saturday, July 3, 1999, at Lake Crossing Health Center.

Mrs. Zula Frazier
EARLY BRANCH, S.C. -- Mrs. Zula Magalene Frazier, 52, died Sunday, July 4, 1999.

Mr. Ronald Burd
AIKEN -- Mr. Ronald Burd, 72, of 205 Pebble Lane, died Monday, June 28, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Clarence Danford
WADLEY, Ga. -- Mr. Clarence ``Ham Bone'' Danford, 41, of Perkins Street, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Branden Lumley
DUBLIN, Ga. -- Branden Ryan Lumley, infant son of Doug Lumley and Shelly Lynn Auer, died Friday, July 2, 1999.

Mr. Lawrence Booth
SEMINOLE, Fla. -- Mr. Lawrence P. Booth, 72, of 11062 57th Ave., died Monday, July 5, 1999.

Jonathon Wombles
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. -- Jonathon William Wombles, infant son of James Todd Wombles and Carol Wombles, died Friday, July 2, 1999.

Mrs. Dorothy Bair
EAST POINT, Ga. -- Mrs. Dorothy Hannan Bair, of 2962 of Heather Drive, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home.

Mrs. Iva Lazar
Mrs. Iva Mae Lazar died Sunday, July 4, 1999.

Mrs. Doris Ayer
BEECH ISLAND -- Mrs. Doris S. Ayer, 76, of 304 Beech Island Ave., died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Hazel Malone
ATHENS, Ga. -- Mrs. Hazel Burgess Malone, 79, died Monday, July 5, 1999, at Morningside Assisted Living.

Mr. Julious Adkins
GLEN MORGAN, W.Va. -- Mr. Julious Lambert Adkins, 82, died Monday, July 5, 1999, at his daughter's residence.

Mrs. Margaret Humphreys
Mrs. Margaret Clark Humphreys, of 3415 S. Belair Road, Columbia County, died Saturday, July 3, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. James Proctor
Mr. James Moreno Proctor, 68, of 436 Sheffield Circle, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. James Wilkie
PLUM BRANCH, S.C. -- Mr. James Russell ``J.R.'' Wilkie, 82, of Route 1, died Monday, July 5, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. F. C. Simmons
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- Mr. Florence Collier Simmons, 76, died Monday, July 5, 1999.

Mr. Jerry Faust
WAGENER -- Mr. Jerry Bernard Faust, 50, of 40 Triangle Drive, died Saturday, July 3, 1999.

Mrs. Cheryl Shamber
Ms. Cheryl Pentecost Shamber, 46, of 1208 Kendal Court, died Monday, July 5, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. William Godowns Jr.
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. William Thomas Godowns Jr., 30, of 4293 Belmont Road, died Sunday, July 4, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Norrine Wilder
THOMSON -- Mrs. Norrine E. Wilder, 73, of 208 Third St., died Monday, July 5, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Calvin Herndon
Mr. Calvin H. Herndon, 73, died Sunday, July 4, 1999, at University Hospital.

Miss Shirley Wright
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Miss Shirley Anne Wright, 43, died Saturday, July 3, 1999, at Burke County Hospital.

Mrs. Cheryl Shamber
Mrs. Cheryl Pentecost Shamber, 46, of 1208 Kendal Court, died Monday, July 5, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Mae Denson
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Mae Lois Denson, 75, of 638 Bon St., died Thursday, July 1, 1999, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mrs. Marie Jackson
LACOMBE, La. -- Mrs. Marie Amanda Jackson, 89, died Monday, July 5, 1999, at Lacombe Nursing Home.

Rev. Grant Scott Jr.
MILLEN, Ga. -- The Rev. Grant Scott Jr., 84, of 421 Tubman Lane, died Thursday, July 1, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Lucille Wiggins
GREENWOOD, S.C. -- Mrs. Lucille Abney Wiggins, 68, of 116 Weiner Circle, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999.

Mrs. Mildred Long
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mrs. Mildred Jayne Long, 77, of 111 Nutgrove Ave., died Monday, July 5, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Dorothy Kelly
Mrs. Dorothy Whaley Kelly, 77, of 2215 Terrace Road, died Sunday, July 4, 1999, at University Hospital.

Miss Opal Ginn
AVONDALE ESTATES, Ga. -- Miss Opal B. Ginn, a journalist and associate editor for Parade magazine, died Sunday, July 4, 1999, at Briarwood Nursing Center. Miss Ginn, of 898 Stratford Road, was 73.

Mr. Willie Thompson
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Willie James Thompson, 47, of 424 Floyd St., died Friday, July 2, 1999, at Washington County Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Billie McMichael
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Mrs. Billie Girardot McMichael died Monday, July 5, 1999.

Mr. J. David Swearingen
Mr. J. David Swearingen, 69, of 431 Folkstone Court, died Saturday, July 3, 1999, at his residence.

Ms. Judy Webb
EAST DUBLIN, Ga. -- Ms. Judy Hunnicutt Webb, 57, died Monday, July 5, 1999.

Mr. Linton Birston Sr.
SPARTA, Ga. -- Mr. Linton Birston Sr., 80, of Providence Health Care, died Saturday, July 3, 1999, at Hancock Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Ruby Bryant
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Mrs. Ruby Turner Bryant, 78, of 426 Mims St., died Monday, July 5, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. C.O. Horton Jr.
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Clifford Overstreet ``C.O.'' Horton Jr., 80, of 105 E. 12th St., died Monday, July 5, 1999, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Mrs. Edith Hope
Mrs. Edith M. Hope, of 526 First Ave., died Friday, July 2, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Laverne Seigler
LEXINGTON, S.C. -- Mr. Laverne Seigler, 42, of 100 Jaywood Drive, died Sunday, July 4, 1999.

Mr. Calvin Herndon

Mrs. Norrine Wilder

Mr. F. C. Simmons

Mrs. Billie McMichael

Mr. Franklin Laird Jr.

Mrs. Cheryl Shamber

Mrs. Ollie Norris

Mr. Laverne Seigler

Mr. Clarence Danford

Mr. Linton Birston Sr.

Mr. Eugene Williams

Mrs. Marie Jackson

Jonathon Wombles

Mrs. Iva Lazar

Mrs. Dorothy Beall

Mrs. Ruby Bryant

Ms. Hattie Johnson

Mrs. Cheryl Shamber

Mr. James Lampkin

Rev. Grant Scott Jr.

Mr. Lawrence Booth

Mrs. Zula Frazier

Branden Lumley

Miss Opal Ginn

Mr. C.O. Horton Jr.

Mr. Wayne Hawes

Ms. Bessie Leaney

Mr. Jerry Faust

Mrs. Margaret Humphreys

Mrs. Mae Denson

Mr. Ronald Burd

Mrs. Lucille Wiggins

Mrs. Mary Farrell

Mr. Lonnie Johnikin

Mr. C.O. Horton Jr.

Mr. Julious Adkins

EPA prepares for another sortie into the CSRA
AT THE END of the movie Star Wars, Luke Skywalker destroys Death Star, saving the day for the historic rebel alliance.

A vindication
Last Saturday's Chronicle story about Jeffrey C. Nolan, president of Renaissance Environmental Corp., being convicted in Florida by federal prosecutors for defrauding the U.S. government and money-laundering came as no surprise to prescient Columbia Countians and this editorial page who recognized a crook when they saw one.

Misses satire, 'Boondocks' remains
I am outraged at your decision to discontinue ``The Boondocks'' comic strip. It is unfair that the comics are mostly geared toward white entertainment. Monika Burke, Hephzibah

Mayor rescues a grant
Area citizens interested in historic preservation, tourism and our overall economic development are applauding Augusta Mayor Bob Young's action in allowing state funds to flow through his office to help launch a cotton museum on the second floor of the historic downtown Cotton Exchange.

EPA prepares for another sortie into the CSRA
AT THE END of the movie Star Wars, Luke Skywalker destroys Death Star, saving the day for the historic rebel alliance.

The baby-killer
If you liked Jack Kevorkian, you'll love Peter Singer, who has been appointed to Princeton University's Center for Human Values. Kevorkian believes in mercy killing old people and the ``suffering'' disabled. The Australian-born bioethicist (so-called) Singer believes in killing babies as well.

Lauds article on disgruntled teens
I am writing about your June 28, front-page article, ``Restraints disgruntle teen-agers.'' That was a very good story and the interviews were outstanding, but I think a very key point was missed. Robert P. McConnell Jr., Hephzibah

Who's the real sleaze?
When a president uses his lofty office to attack a candidate in the other party, you know he's running scared.

Surpluses & waste
Even though the notion that there'll be multi-trillions of dollars in surpluses building up over the next dozen years or so is a result of wishful thinking (and double-counting Social Security funds) on the Clinton administration's part, there is, in fact, nearly $2 trillion that should be available in surpluses each year, but isn't.

China's space launch
Administration officials, including Defense Secretary Bill Cohen and Energy Secretary Bill Richardson, reluctantly admit that Red China stole many secrets from our nuclear weapons labs, not just on the watch of Bill Clinton's presidential predecessors, but on his watch as well.

Finds humor in Norwood defense
John Stone's July 1 letter attacking Chuck Pardue for telling the truth about cuts at the Veterans Administration and Rep. Charlie Norwood's, R-Ga., lack of support for the veterans was funny. Norwood spokesman Stone tried to blame the Clinton administration for the budget cuts at the VA. Julee Bode, Augusta

Raps `Boondocks'after trial period
Enclosed is this month's subscription fee -- my last. I have continued reading ``The Boondocks,'' as you asked, to give it a chance. I still don't like it. David Coon, Burnettown

Blasts parochial attitude of west side
Nicholas Reese's July 2 letter suggesting that south Richmond County secede represents the typical level of response from the likes of those on the west side. Rick Burwell, Hephzibah

Hails pair for cotton museum action
I am writing to applaud Mayor Bob Young for his appropriate decision to allow the state funds to flow through his office that will allow for the continued interim community use of the second floor of The Cotton Exchange. Patrick G. Blanchard, Augusta

Laments passing of Masters tradition
Tradition is the word most used to describe and promote the Masters. I would like to describe what the Masters and tradition meant to me, being from Augusta. John M. Moss, III, Newburgh, IN

Wants to keep prayer voluntary
A big ``right-on'' to David Sisler in his recent column, ``Lawmakers can't legislate eternal safety.'' Justen Wonderly, Evans

Hits inaccurate version of `Noah`
The inaccurate TV version of the biblical story of Noah recently aired by NBC was a disgrace to Christian believers and, I imagine, Jews. Elizabeth Dixon, Augusta

Overtime: Rudy T out of qualifier

It's now or never for senior

Uncertainty surrounds top Falcons

China may improve against U.S.

Garcia makes move for Ryder Cup spot

Drama returns bounce to tennis

Minimum age debated for NBA

Overtime: Wunderlich will conduct clinic Sunday

U.S. will play at sold-out Rose Bowl

Supporters beginning drumbeat for Senate vote on test ban treaty
WASHINGTON -- It's been nearly three years since President Clinton became the first world leader to sign a treaty calling for a global ban on nuclear test explosions. The Senate has yet to even hold a hearing on it.

Police dispose of six bombs
HASTINGS, Neb. -- A man was arrested after police found six bombs believed to contain a poison gas outside his apartment building and toxic chemicals inside his home.

Damaging Eastern heat wave
Temperatures climbed to 100 steamy degrees in the East for the third day in a row Tuesday, triggering blackouts and making for an unpleasant return to work for people who spent the holiday weekend in shorts and T-shirts.

Early studies prompt hope for new way to attack cystic fibrosis
WASHINGTON -- Every day for a week, Dannon Baker swallowed a little white pill as part of an experiment to see if a new type of therapy will finally attack the cause of deadly cystic fibrosis rather than just treat its symptoms.

Russian peacekeepers arrive in Kosovo's capital
PRISTINA, Yugoslavia -- Planeloads of Russian troops flew into Kosovo's capital Tuesday, formally ending a stalemate over their deployment and launching Moscow's main foray alongside NATO into the province's treacherous ethnic tensions.

Gore under fire in South Africa over high cost of HIV drugs
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South African protesters took aim Monday at health policies backed by Al Gore, underscoring a trade dispute between the United States and South Africa over the cost of AIDS drugs.

Kazakstan suspends rocket launches after Russian satellite crash
ALMATY, Kazakstan -- Kazakstan suspended all rocket launches from its Baikonur cosmodrome Tuesday while it investigates the crash of a Russian military satellite and any environmental damage it may have caused.

Workers injured in chemical plant explosions
GRAMERCY, La. -- Explosions rocked an aluminum plant early Monday, spraying a red mist containing a corrosive chemical over residential areas and sending dozens of people to hospitals.

Greenpeace urges Ukraine to replace Chernobyl with natural gas
KIEV, Ukraine -- Greenpeace is urging Ukraine to build a natural-gas power plant to supply the former Soviet republic with energy when its Chernobyl nuclear plant shuts down.

East swelters under hot, gooey heat wave
A wave of record heat and sticky, humid air enveloped the eastern third of the nation Monday, wilting people who had to be outside and shifting air conditioners into electricity-sucking overdrive.

Artificial dog nose may beat the real thing in clearing mine fields
OSLO, Norway -- Scientists are using a marvel of nature -- the sensitive nose of a dog -- as the model for a machine designed to sniff out deadly land mines that are killing and maiming people around the world.

Adviceline: Pregnancy big issue for any teen-ager
`My boyfriend moved away about a month ago to go to college in Michigan, and I just found out I'm pregnant. He knows, but he says he can't be there. He still calls me and says he loves me, but I don't know what I should do. Should I keep the baby? I don't want it to grow up with no father like I did. Please help.

Stopped at the door

Your style

Netchat: The Cranberries
Members of the Irish band the Cranberries recently chatted with fans on sonicnet.com. after the release of their new album, Bury the Hatchet. Here are excerpts:

Netchat: The Cranberries

Adviceline: Pregnancy big issue for any teen-ager

Your style
Jessica Mackay's cool summery look was a gift from her sister for her 16th birthday.

Stopped at the door
They watch it every Wednesday night on Comedy Central. They hear the swearing, see the cartoon violence and probably understand most of the innuendoes.

Early studies prompt hope for new way to attack cystic fibrosis

Workers injured in chemical plant explosions

Artificial dog nose may beat the real thing in clearing mine fields

Russian peacekeepers arrive in Kosovo's capital

East swelters under hot, gooey heat wave

Supporters beginning drumbeat for Senate vote on test ban treaty

Gore under fire in South Africa over high cost of HIV drugs

Greenpeace urges Ukraine to replace Chernobyl with natural gas

Kazakstan suspends rocket launches after Russian satellite crash