Low-cost Reds making a run

Jackets tonight

Braves persevere despite injuries

Ahumada powers Jackets

Braves notebook: Seanez might be out for postseason

Braves notebook: Injury confirmed, but Maddux ready to go

Braves lead by half a game

Braves win down the stretch

Raise your hand for perception

Modular homes plant opens

Probe of Internet business practices widens

Fed raises interest rates one-quarter point

BellSouth offers new service
BellSouth is jumping in the local race for high-speed Internet access by offering asymmetrical digital subscriber line service in certain local areas.

Additional business news
Rate increase sends most stocks higher...Ecuador wants to refinance debt...Heavy holiday travel expected...Firm offers free Internet access...Computer plant lays off 41 workers...

Report predicts widespread Y2K failures for many cities

Probe of Internet business practices widens
Federal and state authorities, already investigating the marketing practices of Internet service providers, are cooperating on strategies for cracking down on fraudulent Web businesses, perhaps even going after the Internet access firms themselves, state and federal attorneys said.

Modular homes plant opens
The first modular homes have started coming off the assembly line at a Washington, Ga., factory that could employ up to 175 people in a year.

N.C., Florida electric utilities merge
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Carolina Power & Light Co. will acquire Florida Progress Corp. for $5.3 billion, creating the nation's ninth-largest electric utility.

MerryLand acquires six apartment complexes
Merry Land Properties Inc. announced Monday that it became the sole owner of six southeastern apartment complexes. It acquired Equity Residential Properties Trust's interest in the apartments for $54 million.

BellSouth offers new service

Report predicts widespread Y2K failures for many cities
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. military report predicts widespread ``probable'' or ``likely'' failures in important power and water systems for many of the nation's cities because of the Year 2000 technology problem, a far more dire assessment than anything the White House has made.

Additional business news

Business briefs: Delays top list of flying complaints
Delayed flights are the No. 1 irritant for people who fly frequently in Europe, according to the International Airline Passengers Association.

Study to focus on improving Regency Mall

Study to focus on improving Regency Mall
More than two dozen local leaders crowded Monday into a dark coner of Regency Mall to hear two consultants outline a plan to study what can be done with the troubled shopping center.

Business briefs: Delays top list of flying complaints

MerryLand acquires six apartment complexes

Fed raises interest rates one-quarter point
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve today raised interest rates by a quarter point in an effort to cool the economy by making it more expensive for Americans to borrow.

Jones' Open win fed Masters plan
In the early days of the Masters Tournament, Bobby Jones would stand on the hill overlooking the 11th green and 12th tee at Augusta National Golf Club and point toward the ninth fairway of the adjacent Augusta Country Club.

Tank warfare has solid history
The mention of tanks in today's world conjures up visual images of heavily armored, swiftly moving mechanical marvels of Operation Desert Storm in the war against Iraq.

Wants voters to check character

Defends activist's 'character' in case

Says slavery should be a `dead issue'

Sees L.A. shooting as `wake-up call'

Roving eye of Newt

River Race success

Responds to 'odious' letter

Tragic quake toll

Hits local stations for denying access

Chides critic of Teacher of Year

Raps boxer's remarks about match

Shines light on impact of abortion

Pass H.R. 815

Made to order
AIKEN -- When Bruce and Janis McGhee bought the Aiken Mile Track, a harness-racing institution, they wanted to live on the property.

Partners saying 'I do' by getting permanent rings
Diamonds are forever, and gold wedding bands symbolize eternity. But some couples are opting for a truly permanent symbol of their unity: wedding band tattoos.

Love of food chef's recipe for success
NEW YORK -- David Rosengarten's most successful recipe may not be something he can eat, but it sure is something he can Taste.

In the know
PRICE CHECK: 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 Tuesday. No coupons or discount cards were used. This week: Baking products.

In the know
So how much interest will there be in the 17th annual Miss Teen USA Pageant? Carson Daly, host of MTV's Total Request Live, oversees the tape-delayed telecast from Shreveport, La., where Julie Moran and former winner Ali Landry supply commentary (9 p.m. CBS, WRDW-TV, Channel 12).

Supreme salsa
You may have read that salsa is now America's best selling condiment, beating out ketchup and mustard. Topping tacos, baked potatoes and a variety of other foods, this Mexican sauce has won us over with its spicy, low-fat versatility.

Coaching to lose
They're abundant in most of Augusta's gyms, but harder to find in the area's kitchens and grocery stores. Personal trainers who help you knock out the extra bench press or leg curl at the gym have become the norm for fitness in recent years.

Consumers don't want to give up privacy for savings
Dear Martin: I have decided that I do not want a club card from my supermarket. I know the information helps the supermarket, but I also feel that we are losing more and more of our privacy. It is happening in small ways, and perhaps we should think about this before we find ourselves in a Big Brother society where too many people know everything about us.

Think, relax before an angry outburst
Q: Can anger harm your heart? -- K.T., Keysville

Barnette ready to lead 'Pack

Team learns from losses

Future of IFL's Heat now cloudy

Football today: Tigers practice in the rain

Falcons suffer more injuries

Football today: Tigers correct mistakes

Fast-paced arena games lead to high scores

NFL round up: Falcons cut Allen

DiNardo must improve team soon

Panther running back injured again

Old-school coach leads Virginia into 1999

NFL round up: Underwood to play after all

Arena football for Augusta

Sherrill confident, aims for return to SEC Championship

Raise your hand for perception
Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.

In the know

Made to order

In the know

In the know

Supreme salsa

Think, relax before an angry outburst

Partners saying 'I do' by getting permanent rings

Consumers don't want to give up privacy for savings

Love of food chef's recipe for success

Coaching to lose

Officials discard plan to switch fire services

Second hand smoke still a problem

Employers test honesty of applicants

Goal is to provide health insurance for more people

Investigation leads to recovery, arrests

Scrap yard remains an eyesore

State backs K-9 unit in Chatham
SAVANNAH -- Tighter management and a plan for better instructor training allowed Chatham County's K-9 unit to regain the confidence of state officials as Georgia's training center for drug- and bomb-sniffing dogs.

Girls admit to lying about sexual abuse

Trial begins in Aiken over death of girl
AIKEN -- It wasn't even 8 a.m. and Linda Tindal's blood alcohol level was .31, more than three times the legal limit for driving. Her decision to load up a car with four children and drive to an elementary school cost them all their lives on a Friday morning in 1996 when she crashed head-on into a school bus.

Man to be retried for 1991 killing

Girls admit to lying about sexual abuse
Two girls walked away from an Augusta rehabilitation hospital and were picked up by a motorist who found them in the middle of the Interstate 20 exit at Bobby Jones Expressway.

Trial begins in Aiken over death of girl

Thurmond to surgery
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Strom Thurmond, the oldest member of Congress at 96, is back in the hospital after collapsing late last week on a trip back home to South Carolina.

Sheriff opposes police cutbacks

School begins under state control

GBI investigates boy's death in fire

Columbia County starts academic year

Car tax relief could be tied to gambling

Police chief anticipates quiet return
WAGENER -- Barely 24 hours after getting peppered with birdsWAGENER -- Barely 24 hours after getting peppered with birdshot in a tense domestic call, Police Chief Norman Courtney wanted to get right back to work.hot in a tense domestic call, Police Chief Norman Courtney wanted to get right back to work.

Final farewell
Members of the Aiken County Sheriff's Office salute as they pay their last respects to Deputy Derek Matthew Adamson on Tuesday in Aiken. The officers wore black over their badges to honor him.

Richmond County eases water restrictions
Greener pastures may be ahead for Augusta-area residents. The odd-even, one-hour-per-day water restriction for south Augusta residents has been lifted for neighborhoods between Bobby Jones Expressway and Spirit Creek from U.S. Highway 1 to Doug Bernard Parkway, Augusta Utilities Director Max Hicks said Monday.

Jones' Open win fed Masters plan

Bill may require safety classes

Coca-Cola proposes school deal
Coca-Cola wants to be the beverage of choice for Columbia County students.

Doctors move up Thurmond surgery
WASHINGTON -- Hospitalized for the second time in three days, U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond will undergo surgery this week on a chronically enlarged prostate.

Defense will question caseworker
Jan. 11, 1996: The Rev. David Bauknight reported

Thurmond to surgery

Bill may require safety classes
ATLANTA -- Waiters, cooks and restaurant managers soon could be required to get a state certificate showing they know how to serve food safely, if a state lawmaker has his way.

Goal is to provide health insurance for more people
ATLANTA -- Reducing the ranks of Georgians without health insurance, particularly children, will be the top priority for the chairman of a new state board charged with revamping health planning.

Area breifs: Lower lake spurs warning to visitors
With Lake Hartwell four feet below its normal level, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has taken the first step in its drought contingency plan for the Savannah River.

Heart Association gets ready for fund-raiser
The organization that last year brought Augusta nearly $600,000 in heart disease research money is gearing up for its annual fund-raiser.

Columbia County starts academic year
Lakeside Middle School Principal Bill Morris watched pupils walk by him in the hall Monday, instructing several to tuck in their shirts. But other than untucked shirts, the first day went smoothly for Columbia County schools.

Employers test honesty of applicants
ATHENS, Ga. -- Retailers use an employment screening practice commonly called ``profiling,'' though it has come under criticism when police use it in some parts of the country.

Man to be retried for 1991 killing
David Anthony Fisher once again is scheduled to stand trial in Richmond County Superior Court on murder charges dating back to December 1991.

Tank warfare has solid history

Police chief anticipates quiet return

Semester begins at ASU

State backs K-9 unit in Chatham

Doctors move up Thurmond surgery

Thurmond downplays today's surgery
AIKEN -- On the eve of surgery to treat an enlarged prostate, U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond took care of business from his hospital bed Tuesday.

Sheriff opposes police cutbacks
Keeping law and order in Richmond County will cost taxpayers $31.7 million next year, and that's as low as the law enforcement budget can go -- no matter what the city's efficiency experts say, according to Sheriff Charlie Webster.

Lawrence awarded arena team

GBI investigates boy's death in fire
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials expected to finish an autopsy Monday or today to determine what killed a Lincolnton boy who died in a fire.<

Car tax relief could be tied to gambling
COLUMBIA -- A handful of legislators, most considered friendly to South Carolina's video gambling industry, said Tuesday that car tax relief should be tied to the Nov. 2 referendum on whether to keep the games legal.

Office renewal
David Williams of Aiken works with a crew from Joseph M. Walker Construction on a house being renovated into a new physicians' office on West Avenue in North Augusta. The house was moved to a new lot several months ago, and the company plans on finishing the first phase of work by September.

GOP hopefuls to visit Aiken
GOP presidential hopefuls are expected to converge on Aiken this fall, seeking support in one of South Carolina's heaviest Republican counties.

GOP hopefuls to visit Aiken

Control over 911 operation still a question
Merging departments within Augusta's 911 emergency-dispatch center is a good idea, top law enforcement officials said, but who will control the operation is still up for debate.

Control over 911 operation still a question

Second hand smoke still a problem
Tucked among the figures on smoking released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are these startling statistics: more than 420,000 kids in Georgia and 240,000 in South Carolina are being exposed to second-hand smoke.

Thurmond downplays today's surgery

Officials discard plan to switch fire services
Columbia County's community fire officials rejected a recommendation Tuesday to switch firefighting services from a private fee system to one funded with tax dollars.

Richmond County eases water restrictions

Natural resources must be protected
Augusta is blessed with natural treasures that other cities only dream of -- and could never buy, former Lt. Gov. Pierre Howard said Tuesday.

Natural resources must be protected

Scrap yard remains an eyesore
The rusting mountains of garbage between Gordon Highway and Dan Bowles Road are an unpleasant fact of life for Ruby Curry and many of her neighbors.

Coca-Cola proposes school deal

Investigation leads to recovery, arrests
The first clue was the hundreds of watermelons smashed all over Franklin Neely's front lawn.

Final farewell

Peach crop offers farmers some hope
That luscious golden peach may be the only light at the end of the tunnel for Augusta-Aiken area farmers this year.

Defense will question caseworker

Semester begins at ASU
Crowded parking lots marked the beginning of classes at Augusta State University Monday, as hundreds of commuters piled in for the start of first semester.

Peach crop offers farmers some hope

School begins under state control
ALLENDALE, S.C. -- Antonio Westley will one day conquer the skies. But before he blasts his way through an air campaign, the 14-year-old must beat the odds at Allendale-Fairfax High School. Monday was the freshman's first day on a campus that for weeks has fallen under public scrutiny, and it likely will for years until test scores accelerate throughout the entire school district, now under management of the state Department of Education.

Area breifs: Lower lake spurs warning to visitors

Office renewal

Heart Association gets ready for fund-raiser

Lawrence awarded arena team
Several weeks ago Frank Lawrence and his wife, Sparky, attended an Arena Football League game with friends in Nashville, Tenn., and caught the fever.

Nicholas Hoffman
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Nicholas Wayne ``Nicky'' Hoffman, 5, of Plantation Circle, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Derek Adamson
AIKEN -- Mr. Derek Matthew Adamson, of 814-A Brandt Court, died Saturday, Aug, 21, 1999, in Aiken County.

Dr. Lynn Anthony
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Dr. Lynn E. Anthony, 84, of 1 Knollwood Blvd., died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Horace Fitchett
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mr. Horace G. Fitchett, 59, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999.

Nicholas Hoffman
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Nicholas Wayne ``Nicky'' Hoffman, 5, of Plantation Circle, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Eloise Armstrong
CARMI, Ill. -- Mrs. Eloise Armstrong, 86, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999.

Mrs. Pauline Faulkner
ATHENS, Ga. -- Mrs. Pauline G. Faulkner, 85, of 1495 Georgia Highway 29 N., died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999.

Mrs. Christine Bell
Mrs. Christine Rogers Bell, 92, of 1119 Glenwood Drive, died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at Forrest Lake Health Care.

Mr. Alvin Hadden
Mr. Alvin Hadden, 83, of 208 Norton Road, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999.

Mr. Ernest Corbitt
AIKEN -- Mr. Ernest Levoughn Corbitt, 30, of 132 Mistland Loop, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Ernest Glover
JOHNSTON, S.C. -- Mr. Ernest Glover, 54, of 95 Aiken Ave., died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Wilson Nettles
BEECH ISLAND -- Mr. Wilson R. Nettles, 79, of Lot 45 River Bend Drive, died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. Franklin Moore
MURPHY, N.C. -- Mr. Franklin Orin Moore, 53, of Bourne Drive, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Joe Bolander
THOMSON -- Mr. Joe Anthony Bolander, 39, of 829 Leslie St. N.W., died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, in Thomson.

Mrs. Mamie Thurmond
CLARKS HILL, S.C. -- Mrs. Mamie L. Thurmond, of Route 1, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at Windemere Nursing Home.

Mrs. Sadie Williamson
PERKINS, Ga. -- Mrs. Sadie Mae Vickery Williamson, 74, of Starnes Street, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Nathaniel Reed
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Mr. Nathaniel Reed, 69, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999.

Mrs. Catherine Jordan
Mrs. Catherine Huey Jordan, of 1131 Florence St., died Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, at Emory University Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Locke
EATONTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Mary Shuman Locke, 61, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at Coliseum Park Medical Center.

Mrs. Evelyn Roberts
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mrs. Evelyn ``Everlena'' Roberts, 90, of 441 Twin Oak Road, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at Screven County Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Boyd
TRENTON, S.C. -- Mrs. Mary Pearl McCain Boyd, 51, of 2616 Edgefield Road, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, at Edgefield Health Care Center.

Mrs. Canarie Tillman
Mrs. Canarie Tillman, of 1702 1/2 Morgan St., died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at Magnolia Hills.

Ms. Marguerite Abrams
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Ms. Marguerite Abrams died Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999.

Mr. John Davis
EAST DUBLIN, Ga. -- Mr. John Walter Davis, 75, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999.

Mr. Edward Kimble
Entered into rest on August 23, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Edward ``Sonny'' Kimble of 1303 Cabana Ct.

Larry Williams Jr.
PORTAL, Ga. -- Larry Williams Jr., 13, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999.

Mr. Claude Williams
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Claude ``Mose'' Williams, 53, of 578 Kershaw Drive, died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Dr. Philip Henderson
Dr. Philip S. Henderson, 88, of Martinez, died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Mike O'Berry
ALLENDALE, S.C. -- Mr. Mike O'Berry, 65, of Route 1, died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at Providence Hospital, Columbia.

Mrs. Gladys Hatcher
WINDSOR -- Mrs. Gladys Redd Hatcher, 77, of 120 Railroad Ave., died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, in Aiken.

Mr. John Attaway
SPRUCE PINE, N.C. -- Mr. John Thompson Attaway, 74, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Sadie Williamson

Mrs. Gladys Hatcher

Ms. Marguerite Abrams

Mrs. Eloise Armstrong

Mr. John Davis

Mrs. Christine Bell

Mrs. Mary Boyd

Mrs. Evelyn Roberts

Mr. Edward Kimble

Mr. Horace Fitchett

Mr. Claude Williams

Mrs. Catherine Jordan

Mrs. Canarie Tillman

Nicholas Hoffman

Mr. Wilson Nettles

Mr. John Attaway

Mr. Ernest Glover

Mr. Joe Bolander

Nicholas Hoffman

Mr. Ernest Corbitt

Mr. Nathaniel Reed

Mr. Alvin Hadden

Mr. Franklin Moore

Mr. Mike O'Berry

Mrs. Pauline Faulkner

Raps boxer's remarks about match
After reviewing some of Vernon Forrest's statements regarding the upcoming match in Augusta (Aug. 24 news article, ``Fight steps out of ring''), I would like to make a few comments. Tom Moraetes, Augusta

Says slavery should be a `dead issue'
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is going too far concerning the Confederate flag. That flag does not have anything whatsoever to do with slavery, and the NAACP knows it. It's all just about power and control over white people. Thomas G. Mitchem, Bath

Chides critic of Teacher of Year
I agree with the former Richmond County Board of Education member Jeff Annis (guest column, Aug. 9) that our public school system is progressive. ...

Defends activist's 'character' in case
I am writing in regard to articles on union activist Gary E. McClain. I have known Mr. McClain for years. He is the type of individual who was brought up by good, moral, law-abiding folks. ... He is a soft-hearted person who was brought up to respect authority and his elders, and to always do the right thing. ...

A-NIC a good idea
Mayor Bob Young has displayed leadership by forming the Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp., which will act as both a bank and urban development authority.

Hits local stations for denying access
Shame, shame on the local CBS and ABC television affiliates for denying rural customers digital satellite access to their networks.

Urges opposition to video poker
On Nov. 2 South Carolina has the chance to correct a wrong, to once again stand up for the right thing, while listening to the old propaganda of the video poker industry as they sugar coat one of the most insidious festered sores in the state. Howard Boyd, Langley

Responds to 'odious' letter
John Woodson's Aug. 12 letter -- another of a continuous series of his poorly written opinions on the same subject -- featured the word ``odious'' in describing the Confederacy. He also used the words ``ridiculous'' and ``absurd'' to describe the feelings of present day citizens who exhibit pride in their Confederate military ancestors.

Wants voters to check character
The presidential candidate campaign for 2000 has started with a bang 15 months ahead of time! The past seven years has seen the office of the presidency besmirched with scandal after scandal involving allegations of fraud, deceit, dishonesty, corruption and even hints of treason.

Resents 'selective history' of South
As a result of the number of black soldiers who served in the Union Army (180,000), Gen. Robert E. Lee demanded and got from the Confederate Congress approval to use black soldiers (numbers unknown) in the Confederate Army. When this war ended, about 630,000 soldiers died. TheUnion lost about 370,000 soldiers and the Confederacy lost about 260,000. There are no reports of the actual number of black soldiers who were killed from either side. But, this was a real war, with real people (whites and blacks) who fought and died for causes that they believed in.

Tragic quake toll
Hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, intense thunderstorms -- these are natural disasters that are predictable enough so that people can take precautions to save life and limb.

Claims feds making it `easier to steal'
I read in the August 1999 issue of the Reader's Digest an article titled ``Medicaid's Big Time Rip-offs.'' Tom Dillard, Evans

Barnes' bad pick
Except for a few blips along the way, Gov. Roy Barnes so far has proven to be a progressive and proficient chief of state for Georgia. But now, in a throwback to the awful cronyism of the past, he has made a major blunder: naming Marcus Collins the executive director of the new Georgia Tobacco Community Development Board.

Pass H.R. 815
Yesterday we noted with satisfaction the launching of an Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Association overseen by a 13-member board dominated by businessmen and community leaders, as opposed to elected officials.

Sees L.A. shooting as `wake-up call'
School days are here again. Parents and their children fill the stores shopping for new attire while administrators engage in long meetings trying to tackle issues that confront the 1999-2000 academic school term. Kemberley Beard, Augusta

Roving eye of Newt
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., takes great pride -- and he should -- in masterminding the Republican ``revolution of 1994'' that put the GOP back in charge of the House after decades of being in the minority. Unfortunately, history will also remember the one-time history professor as one of Congress' greatest hypocrites.

River Race success
Outboard racer Mike Seebold of St. Louis wasn't the only winner at this past weekend's River Race Augusta. Attendees who watched the national and international competitors duel on the Savannah River witnessed an exciting world-class event (which will later be televised on ESPN).

Shines light on impact of abortion
The Aug. 18 letter by Dr. Ralph Buchanan Sr. brings to light some important statistics on abortion and the extent to which it has impacted so many lives -- those already here and those unborn. John-Paul Morgante, Augusta

NBC launches Olympic Web site

Pitcher leads on mound and at the plate

Changes at top of USOC possible

Iraqi soccer players hope to play in the United States

Golf notes: NEC Invitational a world of opportunity for Nobilo

Tiger Woods' new deal spurred by TV ads

Overtime: Augusta State opens soccer season Wednesday

Overtime: Howell named Walker Cup alternate

Boxing coach miffed by prodigy's exclusion

Smooth sailing for navigation tool
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- It appeared to be smooth sailing Saturday for boaters and aviators who rely on a satellite-based navigation system that reset itself, which was expected to confuse older locator units.

First British beef exports shipped since 1996 ban
LONDON -- British beef exporters shipped a small package of steaks to Brussels on Monday in a symbolic gesture aimed at re-establishing the $832 million export market.

Smithsonian cancels program on foie gras after protests
WASHINGTON -- The Smithsonian Institution canceled a celebration of foie gras -- a delicacy produced by the forced feeding of ducks and geese -- after complaints from animal rights advocates including Sir John Gielgud.

Vaccination against effects of PCP, cocaine may be possible
NEW ORLEANS -- Designer antibodies may someday be used to immunize people against cocaine and other drugs to block the rush that users crave.

Vaccination against effects of PCP, cocaine may be possible
NEW ORLEANS -- Designer antibodies may someday be used to immunize people against cocaine and other drugs to block the rush that users crave.

First British beef exports shipped since Mad Cow scare
LONDON -- British beef exporters shipped a small package of steaks to Brussels on Monday in a symbolic gesture aimed at re-establishing the $832 million export market.

Smithsonian cancels program on foie gras
WASHINGTON -- The Smithsonian Institution canceled a celebration of foie gras -- a delicacy produced by the forced feeding of ducks and geese -- after complaints from animal rights advocates including Sir John Gielgud.

South Korea steps up efforts to stop missile launch
BEIJING -- South Korea's defense minister tried to enlist China's help Monday to persuade Chinese ally North Korea from testing a new long-range missile.

SRS study almost complete
Researchers soon will complete a controversial study of closures of radioactive-waste tanks at Savannah River Site, a U.S. Department of Energy official said Monday.

New landlord assesses site
Savannah River Site's new landlord said Tuesday she would take a close look at the condition of the site's aging facilities.

Consumers hooked on Caller ID
WASHINGTON -- Rebecca Ryen hears the ring, ring of the telephone and lunges for the receiver eager to hear a friendly voice at the other end of the line.

Study finds many Internet addicts
BOSTON -- Almost 6 percent of Internet users suffer from some form of addiction to it, according to the largest study of Web surfers ever conducted.

A learning experience
Over the past year, they've consumed 60 pizzas and about 130 Cokes and Sprites. They've posed for pictures to illustrate stories in Xtreme. They've appeared on television and radio. They've participated in a community forum about education and the state of the schools.

A learning experience

Your style

Teen reporter eager to jump into work

Your style
Clint Carter, 11, sixth-grader at Thomson Middle School.

Adviceline: Talking with mother could help

'Chronicle' teen board a wonderful experience

Adviceline: Talking with mother could help
``I have a boyfriend who's really sweet, but my mom won't let me go out with him because she doesn't want me to have a boyfriend yet.'' -- 14-year-old girl, Augusta

'Chronicle' teen board a wonderful experience
It's over. Yes, my time on the Xtreme Teen Board is up! It's time for a fresh batch of bubbling, creative, energetic teens to take on the tasks of composing columns, assembling once a month and posing for wacky photos that will season the Xtreme section. I assumed the tasks willingly and had a phenomenal time.

Teen reporter eager to jump into work
Hey! My name is Margaret Weston, and I'm the newest reporter for Xtreme.

Study finds many Internet addicts

Smooth sailing for navigation tool

Vaccination against effects of PCP, cocaine may be possible

New landlord assesses site

Vaccination against effects of PCP, cocaine may be possible

South Korea steps up efforts to stop missile launch

SRS study almost complete

Consumers hooked on Caller ID