Five grand slams in one day for first time

Braves down ailing Astros

Columbus roughs up Jackets' staff again

Help wanted: Pitchers. No experience necessary

Braves notebook: Smoltz happy with sidearm delivery

Braves notebook: Battle looks to make most of chance

Few changes to All-Century team

NCAA puts off decision on metal bat specifications pending further tests

Braves sweep Astros

Missing the obvious

Demands on brick heavy

Work survey

Work survey
Contrary to politically correct sentiments of the 1990s, money still matters -- a lot.

Free products online

Additional business news
Interest rate scare keeps stocks falling...Apartment giant posts gains...Bank of America to lend $3 billion...EPD reduces low-sulfur fuel plan...Blue Cross hearing postponed...

Brick shortage
Builder's report The National Association of Home Builders asked builders to evaluate the availability of building materials in March 1999, compared with June 1998:

Free products online
Adam Prentice, a Web entrepreneur working out of his home in Ottawa, Canada, has hit on the perfect price for the 1,000 products listed on his Internet site: Nothing.

Riegel expansion
JOHNSTON, S.C. -- The loss of 150 jobs in September at Stone Apparel Co. may not be as devastating for Johnston as town leaders originally thought.

Riegel expansion

MCI problem cripples some ATMs' data services

MCI problem cripples some ATMs' data services
CHICAGO -- A glitch in MCI WorldCom Inc.'s data transmission network has partially disabled thousands of automated teller machines and restricted market trading of corn, soybeans and financial futures.

Bellmann won't seek position

Bellmann won't seek position
Just three weeks after the abrupt resignation of the chief professional officer of the United Way of the Central Savannah River Area, the group has appointed an interim chief.

Procter & Gamble buying pet food maker Iams Co. for $2.05 billion
CINCINNATI -- Procter & Gamble Co. is jumping into the lucrative pet nutrition business by buying pet food maker Iams Co. for $2.05 billion in cash, P&G's biggest purchase ever.

Additional business news

Demands on brick heavy
A strong economy and the growing popularity of brick homes in the Southeast has made it harder than ever for area builders to meet construction demands.

Brick shortage

Gas providers feel deadline
ATLANTA -- A flood of natural-gas customers swamped marketers this week as they tried to pick a replacement for Atlanta Gas Light Co.

Additional business news
P&G to buy Iams for $2.3 billion...Firms to pay for new shows...FAA orders insulation replaced...UPS tax shelter ruled illegal...McDonald's tests food kiosks...

Florist's fortunes tied to city's
It's the cycle of life: Everything that blooms eventually dies. When Catherine McKeown Braid locks the door of her flower shop for the last time, it will signal the end of a business whose seeds were planted in a private garden at the end of the 19th century and flourished during downtown Augusta's heyday.

Appling bears name of family
The rural Appling community survived the mayhem of the great cyclone of 1875. The small unincorporated county seat commemorates the name of the Appling family, originally from Virginia.

Hits Clinton on taxes, gun control

Calls school dress code 'power trip'

Cites biblical tattoo taboo

Urges votes for `principled' candidate

ABA invite a disgrace

Pleads for an end to the nightmare

Blast idea to close lock and dam

A war worth fighting

Urges Americans to celebrate V-J Day

Keep Bible course

Hits flag of 'odious' Southern nation

Blames shootings on `lies' of teachers

Correction

No aliens in Ga. schools

Singer says she's ready
TIMOTHY WHITE/JIVE RECORDS

In the Know
Ever wonder if the prices at your regular grocery store are cheaper or more expensive than those up the street? Every Wednesday, Price Check offers price comparisons on goods at area stores. Prices below were checked on Monday. No coupons or discount cards were used.

Hitchcock fans pick their favorite films
Asking a fan to choose a favorite Hitchcock film is like asking a parent to choose a favorite child: Even if it's possible, you don't want to be pinned down. Nevertheless, some Hitch-oholics were willing to go on record:

Technological tether
Even the string around the finger has gone high-tech. Going to do lunch? Trying to set up a meeting? Ask a roomful of people to plan their week, and you're almost as likely to hear the tap, tap, tap of the keyboard as the flip of paper and the scratch of a pen.

Mixing it all up
How about upside-down omelets for an ``upside-down day''?

In the know
Jennifer Love Hewitt accepts her Female Hottie of the Year award at the 1999 Teen Choice Awards.

Stickers could help prevent painful burns
It's difficult to tell sometimes when you've had too much sun, but a new product, SunSpots, may help change that. Manufacturers of the 1-inch, bandagelike sticker claim it can reveal how much sun exposure a wearer has had.

Vikes won't say if rookie can return

Bulldogs brimming with confidence

Tolbert tasting gridiron success

Southern begins practice

Donnan has confidence in secondary

Gamecocks lineman back with team

Watkins shuffled inside offensive line

Potential for big Yellow Jackets season

No sign of Jamal

Falcons notebook: Team gains a player

NFL round up: Green happy to be in camp

Anderson, Falcons agree to terms

Missing the obvious
For example, on Friday I offered this riddle: ``Luke had it before. Paul had it behind. Matthew never had it all. All girls have it once. Boys cannot have it. Old Mrs. Mulligan had it twice in succession. Dr. Lowell had it before and behind and he had it twice as bad on his behind as before.''

In the know

Hitchcock fans pick their favorite films

Mixing it all up

In the know

Technological tether

Singer says she's ready

In the Know

Stickers could help prevent painful burns

Area hopes plans benefit in long run
Ollie Mae Williams sat on a friend's porch near Laney-Walker Boulevard on Tuesday, pointing at her decrepit home situated between two boarded-up shacks.

Area briefs: Man found guilty

Drowned man linked to area crimes

Diverse system outlined

Three plead guilty to drug charges
Three men accused of conspiring to traffic heroin and cocaine as part of a drug network in the Augusta area pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday.

Man to plead guilty to murder
An Augusta man scheduled to stand trial this week will instead plead guilty, attorneys announced Tuesday.

Area briefs: Man found guilty
A jury found an Augusta man guilty Tuesday of taking part in the Oct. 16 armed robbery and murder of Bernon Raborn.

Hispanic academic plan OK'd

Grand jury indicts former teacher

Barnes: Gracewood stays open

Plan could mean greater public safety

Businesses fined

School board agrees to add armed officers
In the new school year, Columbia County students can expect to see armed officers on campuses and a stricter dress code.

Union: Officials held leader at mental hospital in retaliation

Grand jury indicts former teacher
A Richmond County grand jury indicted a former Aquinas High School teacher on 61 criminal charges, accusing her of systematically stealing more than $200,000.

Leadership sought for city utility
Augusta Mayor Bob Young wants more than a slap on the wrist for the city utility department's water foul-ups this summer.

Alligator escapes swamp

Education doctorate offered
For the first time, Augusta-area residents who want to pursue a doctoral degree in education may do so at Augusta State University this fall.

Teacher's job awaits hearing

Teacher's job awaits hearing
Unless the Richmond County school board rules in his favor later this month, a Hephzibah High School math teacher and former boys track coach will be out of a job.

Hearing is delayed in child-killing case

EPD orders report on site contamination
GROVETOWN -- A Columbia County manufacturer has been given until Oct. 29 to provide state regulators with environmental data that will help determine if contaminated soil and groundwater will require cleanup.

Stable expects to move

Court tells grocery to surrender license
The Winn-Dixie supermarket on Fury's Ferry Road was ordered Wednesday to surrender its beer and wine license for 30 days starting at midnight Saturday.

One-way solution gets veto

Barnes: Gracewood stays open
Otis was curled up in the swing at Gracewood State School and Hospital on Wednesday but was alert enough to respond to his visitor. ``Hey, governor,'' he said to Roy Barnes.

Lane hog
A manufactured home blocks the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 on Tuesday at the Savannah River, causing a traffic jam in the westbound lane.

SRS scientists always creating
Hook-and-loop fasteners. Vacuum-packed food. PHOSter. Baro-Balls. All were developed by scientists working on behalf of the federal government. The last two were developed by scientists working at Savannah River Site.

One-way solution gets veto
AIKEN -- City officials are prepared to say ``no way'' to a one-way street in front of Highland Park Country Club to accommodate golfers and swimmers who use its facilities.

Businesses fined
The following Columbia County businesses were fined $1,000 on Wednesday and put on probation for 60 days for selling alcohol to a minor June 30:

Board loses authority
ALLENDALE, S.C. -- It was Inez Tenenbaum's first meeting with the Allendale Board of Education since her agency wrested control of the ailing schools, and the news she delivered Tuesday wasn't easy for some to swallow.

Area briefs: Morning fire closes beauty shop

School board agrees to add armed officers

Casting call for local children

Increase sought for speed limit

Education doctorate offered

Cocaine traffickers plead guilty

Dirty job
Aiken city parks employee Dennis Attaway stirs up a dust cloud Wednesday while mowing grass at H. Odell Weeks Activities Center. The city supplies dust masks but the masks do little good.

Board loses authority

Superintendent hits pay dirt
AIKEN -- School Superintendent Linda B. Eldridge hit pay dirt when the Aiken County Board of Education upped her salary by $6,648.

Area hopes plans benefit in long run

Coalition sets character initiative for Sept. 14

Officials to seek Allendale board's input

SRS scientists always creating

Residents march against crime

Three plead guilty to drug charges

Florist's fortunes tied to city's

Yellow water was avoidable, official says

Area briefs: Man found guilty of robbery, murder

Lane hog

Officers to carry guns in schools

Residents to receive tax break

No way on the one-way

EPD orders report on site contamination

Area briefs: Man found guilty of robbery, murder
A jury found an Augusta man guilty Tuesday of taking part in the Oct. 16 armed robbery and murder of Bernon Raborn.

Dirty job

Officers to carry guns in schools
In the new school year, Columbia County pupils can expect to see armed officers on campuses and a stricter dress code.

Appling bears name of family

Residents march against crime
Car horns honked, red-white-and-blue streamers attached to the cars danced in the wind, emergency flashers blinked and neighbors shouted and waved.

Cocaine traffickers plead guilty
Three men accused of conspiring to traffic heroin and cocaine as part of a drug network in the Augusta area pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday.

Officials to seek Allendale board's input
board's input Superintendent tells school panel members she wants their aid although they have no power

Drowned man linked to area crimes
Law enforcement officials have linked a man who drowned while fleeing Columbia County sheriff's deputies Monday to 30 area burglaries.

Early retirement plans near approval
ATLANTA -- A key Board of Regents committee Tuesday gave its blessing to an early retirement plan aimed at helping whittle down a projected $22.5 million shortfall at the state's teaching hospital.

Area briefs: Morning fire closes beauty shop
An early-morning fire at an Aiken barber and beauty shop Wednesday halted business and caused extensive smoke and water damage to the building, fire officials said.

No way on the one-way
AIKEN -- City officials are prepared to say ``no way'' to a one-way street in front of Highland Park Country Club to accommodate golfers and swimmers who use its facilities.

Stable expects to move
AIKEN -- Walmac Stable, winter quarters and spring training site for Walmac International thoroughbreds, is probably leaving Aiken after five years as a mainstay in the horse district.

Superintendent hits pay dirt

Early retirement plans near approval

Yellow water was avoidable, official says
Augusta's utilities director said Tuesday that the recent water discoloration in south Richmond County may have been prevented had utilities workers used the proper chemical to prepare a newly added well.

Plan could mean greater public safety
AIKEN -- Like a magician with an ace up the sleeve, the City of Aiken is promoting a plan to save a quarter of a million dollars a year while putting more public safety officers on the street.

Casting call for local children
AIKEN -- More than 70 local children converged on KC Productions Tuesday, hoping to parlay 15 seconds in front of a camera into 15 minutes of fame.

Increase sought for speed limit
SAVANNAH -- People making the tedious interstate drives from Savannah or Augusta to Atlanta could get there quicker if legislation being pushed by a Chatham County lawmaker increasing the speed limit passes next year.

Hearing is delayed in child-killing case
An 8-year-old homicide of an Augusta boy remains in limbo as a hearing for the man accused of the killing, William ``Junior'' Downs, was canceled Tuesday.

Jury finds man guilty of aggravated assault, kidnapping

Alligator escapes swamp
SAVANNAH -- When Rebecca and Evette Ward pulled up to their house just after noon Monday and saw two Savannah police cars, they feared the worst.

Diverse system outlined
ATLANTA -- A mixture of mergers, joint ventures, partnerships and other cooperative arrangements is the best recipe for getting Medical College of Georgia out of financial trouble, the chief executive of the state's teaching hospital said Wednesday.

Residents to receive tax break
Columbia County residents will pay a little less in taxes next year.

Centers receive mixed reviews
ATLANTA -- The address on the application for one state-funded private after-school reading program was across the street from a Cobb County liquor store.

Leadership sought for city utility

Court tells grocery to surrender license

Hispanic academic plan OK'd
ATLANTA -- The University System Board of Regents on Wednesday approved a plan aimed at drawing more Hispanic students to Georgia's public colleges and universities, but only after staffers agreed to return to the board for final action on what could emerge as the effort's most controversial element.

Centers receive mixed reviews

Coalition sets character initiative for Sept. 14
Organizers expect to attract hundreds of people for the citywide ``train-the-trainers'' day for Augusta's City of Character initiative Sept. 14.

State officials name man to Allendale post

State officials name man to Allendale post
ALLENDALE, S.C. -- A black school official from Orangeburg has been tapped to lead Allendale County's beleagured school system for at least a year.

Jury finds man guilty of aggravated assault, kidnapping
It's taken nearly four years, but Mark Lorenzo Squires' victims finally should see some justice today.

Union: Officials held leader at mental hospital in retaliation
AIKEN -- A local union has accused the Aiken County Sheriff's Office and managers at Tenneco Packaging of retaliating against a union organizer by conspiring to have him committed to a mental institution.

Mrs. Viola Glover
Mrs. Viola Evans Glover, of 2826 Wheeler Road, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. June Brooks
Mrs. June Levitt Brooks, 78, of Martinez, died Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Lisa C. Brown
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Lisa Cleveland Brown, 30, of 6091 Georgia Highway 23 S., died Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, at Burke County Hospital.

Mr. Alvin Turner
Mr. Alvin Turner, 45, of 3735 Pine Ridge Run, Martinez, died Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. John Donaldson
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. John W. Donaldson, 66, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, at Bulloch Memorial Hospital.

Mr. John Fleming
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. John ``Sam'' Fleming, 70, of 1034 Red Oak Drive, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 1999, at Glendale Nursing Home.

Mr. David Hutto Sr.
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. David A. Hutto Sr., 49, of 512 Stephens Mill Drive, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. James Tolbert Sr.
PLUM BRANCH, S.C. -- Mr. James Tolbert Sr., 61, of Route 1, died Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Benjamin Smalley
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Mr. Benjamin Eugene Smalley, 98, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, at Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington.

Mrs. Mary Doughty
WASHINGTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Mary B. Doughty, 50, of 116 Nelms St., died Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999.

Mr. Willie Pierce
DUBLIN, Ga. -- Mr. Willie Andrew Pierce, 70, of 521 D. Fair St., died Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999, at Fairview Park Hospital.

Mr. Taylor Mays
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Taylor Mays, 83, of 1200 Talisman Drive, died Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mrs. Helen Hillman
STAPLETON, Ga. -- Mrs. Helen Hillman, 76, of 6886 Hillman Road, died Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Joe Potts
BEECH ISLAND -- Mr. Joe Turner Potts, 65, of 337 Riverbend Drive, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mr. Anthony Latimer
Mr. Anthony Ruben Latimer, of 2401 Bellemeade Court, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Bessie Mae Stapleton
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Bessie Mae Tanner Stapleton, 82, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999.

Mr. Ocie Campbell
HARLEM -- Mr. Ocie Ola Campbell, 79, of Byrd Road, died Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Mr. Dennis Havens Sr.
HARLEM -- Mr. Dennis Lloyd Havens Sr., 58, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. Wendell Morris
BROOKLET, Ga. -- Mr. Wendell Morris, 69, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Frances Bailey
Mrs. Frances J. Young Bailey, 72, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. David Loghry
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mr. David Lloyd Loghry, 35, died Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at Screven County Hospital.

Mrs. Dorothy Lazenby
THOMSON -- Mrs. Dorothy Mae Wiley Lazenby, 56, of 1037 Willow St., died Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. David Hutto Sr.

Mr. Ocie Campbell

Mrs. Bessie Mae Stapleton

Mr. James Tolbert Sr.

Mr. David Loghry

Mrs. Mary Doughty

Mrs. Viola Glover

Mr. Taylor Mays

Mrs. June Brooks

Mr. Benjamin Smalley

Mr. Willie Pierce

Mr. John Fleming

Mr. Joe Potts

Mr. Alvin Turner

Mrs. Frances Bailey

Mrs. Helen Hillman

Mr. Dennis Havens Sr.

Mr. Anthony Latimer

Court must end gay activists' assault on Boy Scouts
On Aug. 4, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the Boy Scouts of America must allow homosexual scout leaders in its organization. The Boy Scouts have appealed. The fate of this great organization is now up to the U.S. Supreme Court.

After-school Ga. funding should be based on merit
OFTEN IN THE past five years the critics of Georgia State Superintendent Linda Schrenko have used their most vicious accusations to declare that she ``injected politics into education.'' (As if she would be the first and only one to ever do so.) And, unfortunately, some of the most emphatic of these critics have been appointed by Gov. Roy Barnes to the state Board of Education.

No aliens in Ga. schools
The Georgia Board of Regents is scheduled to vote today on Chancellor Stephen Portch's seven-year plan to meet the educational needs of Hispanic students.

Blast idea to close lock and dam
We read with great concern the latest articles about the possibility of closing the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam. As we understand it, the potential shutdown of the lock and dam will cause the Savannah River water level to drop 5-6 feet W. T. (Sonny) Goldston and Polly Goldston, Aiken

Hits flag of 'odious' Southern nation
Had Robert Baynham ("Defends candidate's stand on flag,'' letter, Aug. 2) been born 40 years ago and in Serbia, today he would be solidly behind Slobodan Milosevic. Murder, rape, violation of human rights and brutal warfare are things Mr. Baynham condones.

Seeks answers from the candidates
CSRA First! is working to bring higher paying jobs to our area. We asked for responses to survey questionaires from our Richmond County Commission candidates last fall and had less than a satisfactory response. Some didn't respond.

Blames shootings on `lies' of teachers
Some people wonder why some students become angry and take up a weapon, such as a gun, and start blasting away. The answer is simple. Faber Hance, North Augusta

Chides Commission over DA's office
I read with great interest your Aug. 8 editorial concerning the district attorney deserving a new office. It took about a day for my eyes to stop rolling in disbelief. I was shocked, amazed and ashamed that our district attorney and his staff were housed in what used to be a bordello on Greene Street. I suppose the Augusta Commission will next propose that we put a national veteran's cemetery on top of the old county landfill.

Correction
The headline on the Aug. 9 letter by Phillip A. Williams was incorrect. It should have read, ``Defends Norwood's vote for bill.''

After-school Ga. funding should be based on merit
OFTEN IN THE past five years the critics of Georgia State Superintendent Linda Schrenko have used their most vicious accusations to declare that she ``injected politics into education.'' (As if she would be the first and only one to ever do so.) And, unfortunately, some of the most emphatic of these critics have been appointed by Gov. Roy Barnes to the state Board of Education.

Court must end gay activists' assault on Boy Scouts
On Aug. 4, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the Boy Scouts of America must allow homosexual scout leaders in its organization. The Boy Scouts have appealed. The fate of this great organization is now up to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Urges votes for `principled' candidate
Will Tinney, in his Aug. 4 letter, tries to compare the three candidates running for S.C. House District 81. This is impossible to do if you don't have the facts correct. Betty Christensen, Aiken

Cites biblical tattoo taboo
Re the July 28 article, ``Think before you ink; tattoo removal is costly'': Georgia H. Redd, Augusta

Finds confusion in editorial cartoon
I found Rick McKee's July 30 cartoon about the female astronaut interesting -- but my only problem is I must be too dumb to grasp its meaning. Is he trying to portray the ``cleave to the husband,'' ``king of the castle'' and ``a hot meal'' when he gets home to a clean house, quiet kids and a barefoot and pregnant wife no matter what her position in society or her potential?

Pleads for an end to the nightmare
The photographs of Caitlyn Cawthorn's life fill two albums, countless frames and one of many boxes designated to hold the most precious keepsakes of our time together. Meredith Laney, Augusta

Calls school dress code 'power trip'
I believe that this is just a big "power trip'' being put on display by the Board of Education. The Board has done great things for the schools in the past, but this is ridiculous.

ABA invite a disgrace
What a sorry spectacle to see the once-great American Bar Association on Monday honor, and feature as its main Atlanta convention speaker, the impeached president of the United States. That's like inviting an atheist to address a convention of Christians.

A war worth fighting
While the Clinton administration has been getting the nation's thinly-stretched military involved in civil wars and peacekeeping operations on the other side of the world that have nothing to do with U.S. national security, a serious sore is festering on our own doorstep that very much affects our security, not to mention the health and well-being of our young people.

Keep Bible course
Georgia's Board of Education is receiving growing criticism of a proposal banning Bible history courses as a state-approved elective. There will be a move to table the motion tomorrow, but trustees should vote on the state school superintendent's recommendation to retain the course.

Raps Edgefield Co. zoning ordinance
The zoning ordinance is currently a hot issue for Edgefield County. Many of the citizens are protesting loudly because it provides a means of more government control over our personal property. There is a cost here, with the loss of rights and freedoms to do with our property as we see fit. The ordinance even dictates regulations concerning ``at home businesses'' which may represent a loss of income. ...

Columbia Co. secrecy
It's good that Columbia County commissioners are scrambling to keep the new courthouse annex within the $11 million cost promised last year when local taxpayers OK'd a 1-mill tax increase to pay for the annex and jail expansion. But it's not so good the way they're going about it.

Urges Americans to celebrate V-J Day
Aug. 15 is the 54th anniversary of the U.S. victory over Japan. Let me share with readers a recent letter I received from David Eisenhower, honorary chairman of the World War II Veterans Committee:

Guarantee graduates!
Why is there hesitation on the part of Richmond County's school system to join Columbia County and 48 other Georgia public school systems in guaranteeing the quality of their college-prep graduates?

Hits Clinton on taxes, gun control
For those who feel that President Clinton can better spend their money than they, I have to ask, ``whose money is it?'' If you are overcharged at a place of business such as the supermarket, do you not feel that you are due the money back? Robert Smock, Hephzibah

Housing horsewhipped
As renowned Aiken Dogwood Stable owner Cothran ``Cot'' Campbell pointed out in a Chronicle guest column last month, ``Aiken's uniqueness, its charm, its tradition, its personality comes basically from horses -- all kinds of horses, but chiefly thoroughbred race horses.''

Hunter giving good PR for raceway

Obvious contenders at Women's British Open

Women's Golden Gloves event packs mean punch

Overtime: Kitchings scores 11 in Japan

A tournament with no price tag

Irvan paid his dues

NASCAR team members fired after racial prank

Ryder Cup Blowup

Duval no longer a mystery

U.S. contingent includes Agassi and three surprise winners

Overtime: Card finalized for upcoming boxing show

Golfers want payment for Ryder Cup

Woman Web: Lilith Fair sites get feminine
As in summers past, fans attending any of the 40 shows in this year's Lilith Fair concert series will have an opportunity to commune with other kindred s

Fast, current computers best for college
To avoid complications, students and parents should carefully review recommendations from their colleges before buying a new computer. Almost every school offers advice at the school's Web site or in materials mailed to incoming students. As a rule of thumb, students should get something fast and current.

Microsoft: monopolist or capitalist?
WASHINGTON -- In their final pre-verdict arguments, the federal government and 19 states alleged Tuesday that Microsoft Corp. engaged in a broad pattern of unlawful conduct to maintain its lucrative ``desktop paradise'' in the computer software market.

Many are ready for last solar eclipse of millenium
RAMNICU VALCEA, Romania -- In the rolling hills of central Romania, a soothsayer prepared Tuesday to chase out the demons of greed and scientists made final adjustments on their telescopes in expectation of the last solar eclipse of the millennium.

FBI launches online fingerprint-ID system
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. -- Police and judges in 15 states no longer have to worry about releasing fugitives and repeat offenders because they lack information about a suspect's criminal history, FBI officials said Tuesday.

FAA to order insulation replacement on 700 airplanes
WASHINGTON -- Insulation on nearly 700 commercial airplanes will have to replaced within the next four years because it badly fails a flame retardancy test about to be instituted, a senior Federal Aviation Administration official said today.

Eclipse darkens sky across Europe
RAMNICU VALCEA, Romania -- The moon smothered the light of the sun today as the last total solar eclipse of the millennium swept across Europe toward the Bay of Bengal.

AIDS in babies plummets since introduction of prenatal AZT therapy
CHICAGO -- The number of babies who got AIDS from their mothers dropped by two-thirds between 1992 and 1997, largely because of prenatal treatment with the drug AZT, a new study found.

Sleeping pill you can take in the middle of the night may hit market
NEW YORK -- Insomniacs may soon have a sleeping pill they can take in the middle of the night with less fear of being groggy in the morning.

Disease may have caused extinction
ATHENS, Ga. - The wave of extinction that wiped out mammoths and other big North American mammals 13,000 years ago may have been caused not by human hunters, as commonly believed, but by disease epidemics, a noted scientist suggested at a conference at the University of Georgia.

Microsoft: monopolist or capitalist?

FAA to order insulation replacement on 700 airplanes

Disease may have caused extinction

AIDS in babies plummets since introduction of prenatal AZT therapy

Woman Web: Lilith Fair sites get feminine

Many are ready for last solar eclipse of millenium

FBI launches online fingerprint-ID system

Fast, current computers best for college

Eclipse darkens sky across Europe