Hall of Fame inducts baseball legends

Jones' homer keeps Braves on top

GreenJackets rout Tourists

Lopez likely out for season

Exam set for Javy's right knee

Umpires seek court order

Braves dominate Brewers

Baseball equation: New stadium equals better record

Poll: Few link late payments, mortgage woes
Only two in five Americans understand that if they chronically fail to pay bills on time they will have a major problem getting a home mortgage, according to a survey released Monday by mortgage giant Fannie Mae.

Additional business news
Interest rate fears lower stock prices ... New Windows mailed out for test ... Bausch & Lomb sells laboratories ...

Late orders may overwhelm gas companies

County to get commercial park

Augusta reflects national rise in home sales
Americans pushed existing home sales to a record high last month as they scrambled to lock in the best deals to beat slowly advancing mortgage rates.

Poll: Few link late payments, mortgage woes

County to get commercial park
Twenty-two acres behind the Martinez post office are being developed into a commercial park.

Additional business news

Late orders may overwhelm gas companies
ATLANTA -- Some glitches are likely during the final assignment of natural-gas customers who wait until the last minute to pick a marketer other than Atlanta Gas Light Co., industry experts warn.

This day in history: July 26
1923: Augusta's leading cotton broker, Barrett & Co., was served with an involuntary petition for bankruptcy and placed in court-ordered receivership.

Stamp honors early botanists
More than two centuries ago, William Bartram's carefully recorded descriptions of Augusta and the Savannah River formed one of the most detailed accounts of our region's early history.

Readers to pick No. 1 story of the century
The Augusta Chronicle is conducting a telephone poll for readers to select the top world and national news of the 20th century.

Role defined woman's career
This is the true story of how a wish in Butterfly McQueen's will came true because of caring people connected with the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in New York City.

Gore gored

Answers letter writer on JFK Jr.

Answers pro-Norwood writer on vets

Fearless tax cutting

Price off to good start

The Georgia Games are a victory for all

Signs of skill
David Reed, a neon sign-maker at the Finuf Sign Co., carefully dips the two glass tubes into a nearly invisible blue flame.

Age old question: Equipment's price does not reflect quality, results
Q: How can I purchase the most reliable exercise equipment? -- V.B., Millen, Ga.

In the Know
Tired of your bra straps sliding out from your tank top? Jockey International Inc.'s shelf bra tank eliminates the need for a separate bra, keeping layers to a minimum.

Off the Wall: Tornadoes are not a threat to lovers
"Sweetie," I say as I pass him a handful of nails, "doesn't a storm make you feel kind of frisky?" Taking a slow drag off his rain-soaked cigarette, Sweetie stares at me across the kerosene light.

Wicked sense of humor has kept actress in the spotlight
HOLLYWOOD -- Gosh, Betty White just can't stop apologizing. She's so sorry she had to say all of those four-letter words up there on the big screen in that Lake Placid movie she had so much fun making in British Columbia.

With McNabb absent, Eagles camp focuses on quarterbacks

Policy denies salary cap infraction

Lions sign first-round picks Claiborne, Gibson

Cornerback Eric Allen gets into 12th season

Former NFL player killed by police

Heat remain undefeated

Football practice begins in Georgia

Son led triathlon champ to running
Triathlons aren't considered spectator-friendly, unless you want to swim, bike and run with the crowd.

Gymnast honors friend's courage
After receiving her medals at Sunday's gymnastics competition, Cassie Hayden pulled aside fellow gymnast Alexis Steinhart.

Local team captures unlikely win
It's a good thing the Augusta Diamondbacks didn't storm the mound and pile on Auggie Rodriguez in jubilation Sunday after the final out of the Georgia Games men's baseball championship.

Therapy leads paraplegic to pool
It's 8:45 on Sunday morning, and Curtis Lovejoy has the pool to himself. He isn't greeted by any competitors for this event, the 50-meter breaststroke, just seven empty lanes.

Movie swordplay inspires fencing medalist
Choreographed bouts, whether on stage or in film, are nothing like the sport of fencing. However, it was a movie that inspired an Atlanta youngster to try the sport.

Field of victory
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- If John Whinnery was looking for a way to return to his youthful, athletic days as an all-state wrestler, track-and-field star and football player, he may have discovered it Sunday.

Games staff cleans up venues
On the surface things may be back to normal, but for the staff of the Georgia Games Championships on Monday was another day at work.

Early finish leaves rider with penalty
Tracie Kellos almost used the home court to her advantage Sunday morning. Riding in the cross country event in the Georgia Games equestrian competition, the 22-year-old Martinez resident was perfect on the course at Pine Top Farm in Thomson, Ga.

Games staff cleans up venues
On the surface things may be back to normal, but for the staff of the Georgia Games Championships on Monday was another day at work.

Games' lessons learned
Let's see, what's the word I'm looking for to describe my three-day Plimpton-esque excursion into boxing, tennis and triathlon? Vindicated, glutton, insane, baboon. No, no, no, I got it: Sore.

Bowler claims senior women's gold in first showing at Games
Slapping high-fives with her friends and hugging her teammates, Peggy Davis sits down to change her shoes before making her way to her husband, Julian. He is standing behind the bowling lane eating french fries while he watches his wife compete in the medal round for senior women.

No-hitter gives Determinators softball gold
It appeared there was no topping Sunday's one-hit victory tossed by Dixie Diamonds pitcher Hillery Sharpe in the Georgia Games girls 14-and-under fast-pitch softball gold medal game at Patriots Park.

Athletes, businesses find games success
Before Augusta's first Georgia Games Championships began Wednesday, local organizers knew their performance would be under the microscope. Judging from the early results, they performed well under the lens.

Soccer team makes fun a priority
The Georgia Scorchers were formed only one week before the Georgia Games and stood little chance of winning, but that wasn't the most important thing to the soccer players and coaches.

Games loss takes a toll on player
Don't ask Tyrone Hayes what winning a Georgia Games title would have meant to him. The look in his eyes after failing to realize that goal said it all.

Family bonds through badminton events
The Georgia Games are more than a test of athletic ability, at least to some participants at the badminton competition.

Age does not hinder powerlifter
Mack Branham had a problem with the Georgia Games on Sunday.

Tournament hurts turnout for volleyball
Diane Sherman looked more like a woman on vacation than a competitor in the volleyball competition at the Georgia Games. She was there to have fun, sitting under a tent with her two daughters, Erin and Kate.

Shooters aim high toward aspirations
One of the positive things about competitive shooting is that it's not an elite sport; it's open to anyone of any age.

Triathlon death march strangely fulfilling
CLARKS HILL -- And now the view from the back of the pack. It's lovely, if you're not hunched over, gasping for air.

Heat leaves its mark on championships in city
In a one-sided contest, the sun remained unbeaten, with a convincing victory over mere mortals and their sporting endeavors.

Boxing event results gratify tourney chief
As the Georgia Games wound down Sunday night, boxers of different weight classes fought it out in the finals of the boxing tournament to see who had the golden arm.

Off the Wall: Tornadoes are not a threat to lovers

Wicked sense of humor has kept actress in the spotlight

Signs of skill

Age old question: Equipment's price does not reflect quality, results

Casinos to fight city over water

Poker businesses making hay while they can
AIKEN -- Area video poker parlors apparently are trying to squeeze a few more days out of the jackpots that draw big business, before the state starts enforcing the law.

Driver kills prone pedestrian

State to regulate building runoff

Speaker probes crime in black community

School board opts against hiring permanent consultant

Canal more reliable, EPD says

Aiken Tech announces new president

Fish food
Tedi Davidson, 10, of Dallas, Ga., munches on a handful of Goldfish brand crackers Sunday as she swims in Storm Branch Lake in Aiken County.

Energy use to soar in heat wave

Fish food

Legislation celebration

State to regulate building runoff
ATLANTA -- State officials are imposing new permitting regulations to control erosion from construction sites across Georgia, after years of legal battles with environmental advocates.

Across the area

Runaway emu dies of heat stroke

Kennedy mourned at memorial

Canine deputies trained to find bombs

Defense seeks help in Hill case

Couple opens its home to area's at-risk youth
Driving home from church one Sunday, Patricia Embry passed a group of young boys loitering on a street corner.

Bill cuts costs for farmers
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Lee Cromley would prefer a catastrophe swallow up his cotton all at once, rather than surrender it a little at a time to spots of bad weather.

Canine deputies trained to find bombs
Columbia County's two newest deputies work long hours, train hours each day and are willing to work for nothing but Milk Bones.

Project will battle beach erosion on barrier island
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. -- When Karen Tippins and her children arrived at the Second Street beach entrance at about 9 a.m., they had more than 50 yards of sand from which to choose and quickly settled on a prime spot -- not too close to the water, but not too far from the seawall.

Role defined woman's career

Officials seeking crackdown on litterbugs
Taxpayers bear an ever-growing share of the costs of litter control on Augusta-Richmond County highways, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

This day in history: July 26

Energy use to soar in heat wave
Forecasters predict today will be the summer's hottest day yet, and power company officials are preparing for possible electricity shortages caused by extensive air conditioner use.

Legislation celebration
Nancy Broglin of Augusta leafs through her program at a picnic celebration of the ninth anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Aiken Tech announces new president
LANGLEY -- It has been an exhausting five months for those involved in the search for a new president for Aiken Technical College, but they've found one in Susan A. Graham.

Subdivision work may end
An Augusta Commission committee voted Monday to get the city out of the subdivision-entrance maintenance business.

School board opts against hiring permanent consultant
Controversy about a job description caused Richmond County School Board members to vote against a recommendation by the superintendent to hire a permanent athletics consultant.

Subdivision work may end

Couple opens its home to area's at-risk youth

Stamp honors early botanists

Alcohol license in doubt
When the new Food Lion opens on Old Evans Road Aug. 4, the beer and wine section may be empty.

Runaway emu dies of heat stroke

Runaway emu dies of heat stroke
A several-day search for a runaway emu ended in tragedy Monday afternoon when the wayward animal suddenly collapsed from heat stroke and died.

Experts watching storm season

Speaker probes crime in black community
It was no surprise to Barbara Thurmond that convicted murderer Antonio Ruffin had killed before.

Driver kills prone pedestrian
A pedestrian lying in the middle of South Carolina Highway 39 was killed Sunday when a vehicle ran over him, bringing the death toll on Aiken County roads to 26 this year.

DeVaney to resign from job
Former Augusta Mayor Charles DeVaney has resigned as executive vice president of Augusta Tomorrow Inc., effective Sept. 1.

Across the area
Police investigate shootout in Aiken ... Details in shooting come out ... Investigators search for teen

Law leads to seizure of licenses
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A law aimed at keeping people from drinking and driving has resulted in the seizure of at least 2,208 driver's licenses in its first year.

This week in South Carolina
Aiken Brass performs at 7 p.m. at Hopelands Gardens' Performing Arts Stage in the park's Summer Concert Series. People with picnic suppers are welcome at the free concerts, but alcohol is prohibited. If it rains, performances might be held at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center Gym 2 or rescheduled. For details, call (803) 642-7648.

Energy use to soar in heat wave
Forecasters predict today will be the summer's hottest day yet, and power company officials are preparing for possible electricity shortages caused by extensive air conditioner use.

Experts watching storm season
Walter Hornsby doesn't worry too much about hurricanes. At least, not right now. ``We'll be watching things all through the year,'' said the interim director of Richmond County's Emergency Management Agency.

Runaway emu dies of heat stroke
A several-day search for a runaway emu ended in tragedy Monday afternoon when the wayward animal suddenly collapsed from heat stroke and died.

Kennedy mourned at memorial
Area residents mourning John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife and her sister shared their grief at a common place Sunday afternoon.

Across the area
School board leaves millage unchanged ... Police searching for robber ... Sheriff's office probes thefts

Poker businesses making hay while they can

Casinos to fight city over water
North Augusta city officials backed off Monday from a threat to shut off water and remove the meter at the beleagured King's Treasure casino on Martintown Road.

This week in South Carolina

Speaker probes crime in black community

Project will battle beach erosion on barrier island

Officials seeking crackdown on litterbugs

Schools report teacher shortage

Defense seeks help in Hill case
AIKEN -- The capital murder trial of a man accused of killing three social workers in North Augusta in 1996 is growing so complex that the public defender's office wants to add another of its lawyers to the case, which comes up in court Sept. 13.

Across the area

Canal more reliable, EPD says
State regulators offered little solace Monday night to Augusta officials concerned that the city's primary drinking water source is four miles downstream from where Columbia County releases treated sewage.

Speaker probes crime in black community
It was no surprise to Barbara Thurmond that convicted murderer Antonio Ruffin had killed before.

Energy use to soar in heat wave

DeVaney to resign from job

Bill cuts costs for farmers

Alcohol license in doubt

Readers to pick No. 1 story of the century

Schools report teacher shortage
SMYRNA, Ga. -- More than 100 Georgia school systems are reporting problems finding teachers in areas such as special education, math and science, according to a new state survey.

Mr. Daniel Foreman Sr.
AIKEN -- Mr. Daniel ``Dan'' Foreman Sr., 90, of 246 Cherokee St., died Friday, July 23, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Carl Love
AIKEN -- Mr. Carl Ray Love, 69, of Wisteria Drive, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at his residence.

Rev. Harold Sprowls
CLAYSVILLE, Pa. -- The Rev. Harold R. ``Brick'' Sprowls, 84, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Mrs. Bonnie Zissette
BARNWELL, S.C. -- Mrs. Bonnie Lou Hutto Zissette, 80, died Sunday, July 25, 1999.

Mr. James Owens
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mr. James Clifford ``Jim'' Owens, 53, died Friday, July 23, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Bertha Medeiros
Mrs. Bertha Anderson Medeiros, 67, of 208 Merrymont Drive, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Waymon Tutt
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Mr. Waymon Tutt, 58, of 151 Dawkins St., died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Beatrice Morgan
Mrs. Beatrice H. Morgan, 91, of 3059 Walton Way, died Monday, July 26, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Roy Mitchell
Mr. Roy B. Mitchell, 45, of Evans, died Thursday, July 22, 1999, in Forsythe.

Mr. Joseph Reid Sr.
THOMSON -- Mr. Joseph William Reid Sr., 53, of 994 Howard Road S.E., died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Philip Harrison
THOMSON -- Mr. Philip Otis Harrison, 40, of 1607 Augusta Highway, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at McDuffie County Hospital.

Mrs. Agnes Moody
BLACKVILLE, S.C. -- Mrs. Agnes Moody, 86, of 3713 Legion Road, died Saturday, July 24, 1999.

Mr. Harold Williamson
AIKEN -- Mr. Harold Claude Williamson, 68, of 1983 Silver Bluff Road, died Saturday, July 25, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Myrlynn Coles
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mrs. Myrlynn Coles, 62, of 102 Riley Way, died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at Burke County Hospital, Waynesboro.

Mr. Johnny Davis
HEPHZIBAH -- Mr. Johnny Davis, of 5134 Horse Shoe Circle, died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Willie Brown Jr.
KEYSVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Willie Lee Brown Jr., 48, of 473 Stephens Road, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at Burke County Hospital.

Miss Angie Jenkins
SARDIS, Ga. -- Miss Angela Bell ``Angie'' Jenkins, 35, of 811 South Hill St., died Monday, July 26, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Ernest Hooks
METTER, Ga. -- Mr. Ernest Randolph Hooks, 87, died Monday, July 26, 1999, at Bulloch Memorial Hospital, Statesboro.

Mr. Frank Norton
WRENS, Ga. -- Mr. Frank Norton, 79, of 4200 Georgia Highway 80 E., died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Myrtle Goss
UNION POINT, Ga. -- Mrs. Myrtle Christine Shubert Goss, 74, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at Boswell Parker Nursing Home.

Mr. Patrick Sanders
BARNWELL, S.C. -- Mr. Patrick Henry ``Pat'' Sanders, 74, died Saturday, July 24, 1999.

Mrs. Iris Powell
SPARTA, Ga. -- Mrs. Iris Hardin Powell, 94, of 400 Maiden Lane, died Monday, July 26, 1999, at Providence Health Care, Warrenton.

Mr. Samuel Price
Mr. Samuel E. Price, 77, of 2706 Springwood Drive, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at Georgia War Veteran's Nursing Home.

Mrs. Malinda Lowery
Mrs. Malinda Lowery, 77, died Monday, July 26, 1999, at her residence.

Jennifer Toulson
THOMSON -- Jennifer Marie Toulson, 18, of 821 Hillcrest Drive, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Michael Brannon
AIKEN -- Mr. Michael Jerome Brannon, 61, of 334 Lakeside Drive, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Gene McMillan
Mr. Gene McMillan, 41, of 2534 Tara Heights Circle, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Sarah Dyess Ewing
Mrs. Sarah Dyess Ewing of Augusta, sister of the late Col. Jimmy Dyess, died Sunday, July 25, 1999.

Mr. Clinton Oglesby
ROCKY FORD, Ga. -- Mr. Clinton Oglesby, 67, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at Memorial Health University Medical Center.

Mrs. Dorothy Wright
Mrs. Dorothy Wright, 74, of 348 Fury's Ferry Road, Martinez, died Monday, July 26, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Johnie Walton
LAWRENCEVILLE, Va. -- Mr. Johnie F. Walton, 64, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at Community Memorial Healthcenter, South Hill.

Mr. Luther Tarver
Mr. Luther Edward Tarver, of 2919 Nighthawk Drive, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mrs. Agnes Hay
Mrs. Agnes Hay, 86, of 1534 Dade Street, died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Clinton Oglesby

Mr. Luther Tarver

Mr. Patrick Sanders

Mrs. Myrlynn Coles

Mr. Frank Norton

Mr. Willie Brown Jr.

Mr. Samuel Price

Mr. Ernest Hooks

Mr. Joseph Reid Sr.

Mrs. Myrtle Goss

Mrs. Bonnie Zissette

Mrs. Agnes Moody

Mrs. Agnes Hay

Mr. Johnie Walton

Mr. Daniel Foreman Sr.

Rev. Harold Sprowls

Mr. Johnny Davis

Mrs. Sarah Dyess Ewing

Mr. James Owens

Mrs. Dorothy Wright

Mrs. Beatrice Morgan

Mr. Waymon Tutt

Mrs. Malinda Lowery

Mr. Michael Brannon

Mr. Philip Harrison

Miss Angie Jenkins

Canada tops U.S. baseball team

Answers pro-Norwood writer on vets
... U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., has downright stripped medical privileges from military retirees who were promised medical benefits for life after 20 years of honorable service. ...R. Ingham, Hephzibah

Hits commissioners' view of city
I am writing this letter in reply to events at the Augusta-Richmond Commission meeting on July 20. Andy Cheek, Augusta

Raunchy `South Park' film focuses on modern parenting
IN ONE OF THE most qrotesque, indecent approaches in movie history, a couple of raunchy kids are forcing parents to accept responsibility for what their children watch.

Bashes candidate's stand on flag
Re ``GOP candidates discuss boycott of state'' (news article, July 25):Robert A. Daniels, Augusta

The Georgia Games are a victory for all
As the first-ever presenting sponsor of the Georgia Games, this newspaper couldn't be prouder of the athletes who participated and the event organizers and thousands of volunteers who made it all possible.

Answers letter writer on JFK Jr.
In response to letter writer Perry Holcomb's ``thought-provoking'' question No. 1: He answered his own question concerning the expanse of the search and recovery for John F. Kennedy Jr. and family.Susan Norvell, Augusta

The Georgia Games are a victory for all
As the first-ever presenting sponsor of the Georgia Games, this newspaper couldn't be prouder of the athletes who participated and the event organizers and thousands of volunteers who made it all possible.

Answers letter writer on JFK Jr.
In response to letter writer Perry Holcomb's ``thought-provoking'' question No. 1: He answered his own question concerning the expanse of the search and recovery for John F. Kennedy Jr. and family. Susan Norvell, Augusta

Answers letter writer on JFK Jr.
In response to letter writer Perry Holcomb's ``thought-provoking'' question No. 1: He answered his own question concerning the expanse of the search and recovery for John F. Kennedy Jr. and family.Susan Norvell, Augusta

Price off to good start
Tommy Price is moving quickly and, more importantly, constructively to make his mark as Columbia County school superintendent. Though he was appointed on an interim basis last November (and the Board of Education never had its heart in a national job search), it wasn't until this spring that the Board gave the position to him permanently.

Genuine American hero
While Georgians were enjoying their games in Augusta last week, one of the most remarkable sports stories of this century was unfolding in Paris: Lance Armstrong's unbelievable victory in the 1999 Tour de France, the severest test of endurance and cycling expertise known to man.

Answers pro-Norwood writer on vets
Re George Paschall's July 4 letter: ... U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., has downright stripped medical privileges from military retirees who were promised medical benefits for life after 20 years of honorable service. ... R. Ingham, Hephzibah

Answers pro-Norwood writer on vets
... U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., has downright stripped medical privileges from military retirees who were promised medical benefits for life after 20 years of honorable service. ...R. Ingham, Hephzibah

Bashes candidate's stand on flag
Re ``GOP candidates discuss boycott of state'' (news article, July 25):Robert A. Daniels, Augusta

Hits commissioners' view of city
I am writing this letter in reply to events at the Augusta-Richmond Commission meeting on July 20. Andy Cheek, Augusta

Fearless tax cutting
The U.S. House's largely party-line vote Thursday to slash taxes a whopping $792 billion over 10 years shows that, going into the 2000 campaign, the GOP is prepared to challenge the conventional wisdom that in a prosperous economy tax cuts are a non-issue to the American people.

Notes steps toward nation's decline
I've heard the phrase ``something is wrong in America,'' and I wholeheartedly agree. It began with the American Civil Liberties Union and other atheists putting pressure on our wimp judges and officials to take all religion out of our schools. Tony R. Bledsoe, Augusta

Raunchy `South Park' film focuses on modern parenting
IN ONE OF THE most qrotesque, indecent approaches in movie history, a couple of raunchy kids are forcing parents to accept responsibility for what their children watch.

Gore gored
``How can we be one nation when we are resentful, suspicious and angry because of the perception -- sometimes real and sometimes imagined -- that some individuals are being given an unfair advantage because of their race?''

The Georgia Games are a victory for all
The big winner in last weekend's Georgia Games was the entire two-state Augusta area. The event brought the community together in a way that only sports can. Congratulations certainly are due all of the medal winners, whatever their sport, age or gender. The athletes made these Games among the most exciting ever. But to make it all happen, a cadre of community leaders and sponsors worked tirelessly to bring the event here. They were joined by some 3,600 volunteers who helped to coordinate the competition.

Intimidating churches
As a rule Democrats line up behind watchdog groups that push separation of church and state policies. But Americans United for Separation of Church and State may have gone over the edge this time.

Offers tribute to late 'Red' Douglas
Although I was unable to attend the dedication for the newly named clubhouse located at ``The Patch,'' I would be remiss if I didn't send my personal testimony on behalf of the character of Lawson ``Red'' Douglas and why it is only appropriate they name the golf clubhouse after such a fine gentleman. Gregory A. McCord, Augusta

Heat leaves its mark on championships in city

Age does not hinder powerlifter

Boxing event results gratify tourney chief

Local team captures unlikely win

Athletes, businesses find games success

Gymnast honors friend's courage

Overtime: Kanaan takes CART U.S. 500 for 1st victory

Pocono notebook

Therapy leads paraplegic to pool

Soccer team makes fun a priority

Bowler claims senior women's gold in first showing at Games

Tournament hurts turnout for volleyball

Triathlon death march strangely fulfilling

Movie swordplay inspires fencing medalist

Golf roundup: Lewis wins playoff; Irwin remains hot

Marchman wins Camellia Classic

Games loss takes a toll on player

Family bonds through badminton events

Field of victory

French shut out in Tour de France

Armstong victory felt half a world away

Elliott: Report that brother is a match is false

Overtime: Augusta's Reed due to be inducted into state bowling shrine

Tennis gets a new No. 1

No-hitter gives Determinators softball gold

Labonte gets lopsided Pocono win

Georgia Games cleanup

Son led triathlon champ to running

Games' lessons learned

Early finish leaves rider with penalty

Games staff cleans up venues

FDA approves new use of seizure drug
WASHINGTON -- An epilepsy drug used by adults was approved Monday for use as an add-on therapy for young patients with partial-onset seizures.

Air quality index gets updated
NEW YORK -- Vice President Al Gore tried Saturday to breathe fresh air into the nation's 2-decade-old air quality index system, saying the Environmental Protection Agency is planning to give more detailed health warnings so vulnerable people can protect themselves.

Cold War-era hot line still in place
WASHINGTON -- Born in the Cold War, the hot line connecting the leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union was instituted to defuse hostilities and misunderstandings that, in those tense days, could have led to nuclear war.

Racing game's a mediocre addition to PlayStation
Motor racing is one of the most dramatic and spectacular sports going, and Formula One is racing's premier series. So how, exactly, do you turn this exciting explosion of noise and human achievement into a dulled-down, ``just OK'' game?

Survey: San Jose is hotbed of high-tech Industry
Not surprisingly, the Silicon Valley capital of San Jose, Calif., finished first in a new survey of the areas most important to the U.S. tech industry by the Milken Institute, a Los Angeles economic think tank created by junk-bond maven Michael Milken.

AOL to Microsoft: Kill the messenger
SEATTLE -- The latest battle between Microsoft Corp. and America Online is shaping up over software allowing instantaneous message exchanges. And there's a twist: This time it's Microsoft that's pushing for an industry standard while AOL is trying to maintain its proprietary dominance.

Rivals team up to squish Y2K bug
While Delta Air Lines and its competitors spend their summer dueling over discount fares and fighting for frequent fliers, they also are teaming up to take on a common enemy -- the Y2K bug.

Scientist accused of faking research in controversial study
SAN FRANCISCO -- A scientist who the government says faked the results of a study linking power lines to cancer has agreed to have some of his data retracted by journals that published the material.

Report: Gas additive can be harmful
WASHINGTON -- In a major reversal in environmental policy, a government advisory panel on Tuesday will urge widespread reduction in the use of a controversial gasoline additive once touted as key to reducing air pollution from automobiles.

With telescope adrift, astronauts work with smaller observatory
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- With the world's most powerful X-ray telescope safely set adrift, the crew of space shuttle Columbia today began using a smaller, onboard observatory to gather images of planets inside Earth's solar system.

Nuclear site's top manager enjoys success
Massive bass fill the lakes and streams of Savannah River Site, but the nuclear-weapons plant's top official never gets to catch them.

Lending a helping hand
Dressed in red shirts and khaki pants, teen volunteers are visible all over the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Children's Medical Center -- delivering papers, answering phones, serving coffee, manning the gift shops and, occasionally, helping out in an emergency.

Xtreme style

Xtreme style
Rachel Kroef, 15, sophomore at Wardlaw Academy in Edgefield County, S.C. says, ``I look for what's trendy, what's in and what I think is comfortable.''

Lending a helping hand

Xtreme advice: Friendships often suffer when romance blossoms

Xtreme advice: Friendships often suffer when romance blossoms
``My friend started going out with this boy a couple of months ago. I don't think he's right for her because he's known for cheating. And she's also been ignoring me since they started going out. What should I do?'' -- 13-year-old girl, Harlem

Nuclear site's top manager enjoys success

Rivals team up to squish Y2K bug

FDA approves new use of seizure drug

Air quality index gets updated

Racing game's a mediocre addition to PlayStation

Survey: San Jose is hotbed of high-tech Industry

Cold War-era hot line still in place

AOL to Microsoft: Kill the messenger

Report: Gas additive can be harmful

Scientist accused of faking research in controversial study

With telescope adrift, astronauts work with smaller observatory