Braves notebook: Third catcher signed

Umpires' request put off until Wednesday

Savannah hands loss to Jackets

Umpires sue owners again

Braves winning streak ends

GreenJackets pad lead to four games

Maddux wins despite broken hand

Manager and pitcher to leave team

Braves notebook

Newspaper classifieds translated

Additional business news
Report of growth mixes stock trading...GUESS? recalls girls' T-shirts...Amana finds oven locks faulty...anks to open in supermarkets

Today's jobs fail to meet basic needs
WASHINGTON -- Despite the lowest unemployment rate in nearly three decades, many young workers feel they're missing out on the nation's prosperity because their jobs fall short in pay, benefits and chances for advancement, according to a poll released Tuesday by the AFL-CIO.

Additional business news

Y2K glitches may be a problem

Sun champions Web-based applications
NEW YORK -- Sun Microsystems Inc. intends to transform the way everyday computer users do their word processing, spreadsheet operations and business presentations. But a not-so-small software rival stands directly in Sun's path: Microsoft Corp.

AT&T offers new cheap rate

Today's jobs fail to meet basic needs

CompUSA Inc. cuts jobs nationwide

Hospital gift packs considered corporate promotions

Additional business news
Stock market falls for 3rd-straight day...Cigarette makers raise prices...EU investigates AlliedSignal...Computers down at Schwab...Wilmar work lights recalled...Carolina businesses expect to hire

Augusta plant spared from shutdown
Fertilizer-maker Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan announced recently it will shutdown five plants throughout North America.

CompUSA Inc. cuts jobs nationwide
Dallas-based technology retailer CompUSA Inc. cut 50 percent of its commercial sales staff Thursday, eliminating 1,800 jobs nationwide. The layoffs came hours before the company reported fourth quarter losses of 16 cents a share, excluding nonrecurring costs.

Hospital gift packs considered corporate promotions
WASHINGTON -- Ann Leonard wasn't surprised to find diaper samples and baby wipes in the gift pack she received as she left the hospital after childbirth. But credit card applications? Life insurance brochures? Chocolate bars?

AT&T offers new cheap rate
NEW YORK -- AT&T Corp. battled back against phone rivals on Monday by slashing long-distance rates to just 7 cents a minute for calls made any time. While the rates are bargains for frequent long-distance callers, average users might wind up paying more, not less, consumer groups warned.

Additional business news

Y2K glitches may be a problem
It might not be a bad idea for small business owners to get reacquainted with the old ledger book.

Sun champions Web-based applications

Discount Auto Parts to expand in Augusta
Discount Auto Parts, one of the Southeast's biggest auto parts chains, will increase its presence in the Augusta market with four new stores this fall.

Discount Auto Parts to expand in Augusta

Augusta plant spared from shutdown

Claims of old homes in dispute
History researchers and archivists may never resolve the question of whether New Bridge Farm is Aiken County's oldest surviving structure. Its most likely construction date is shortly after 1785.

Birth date of Internet disputed
LOS ANGELES -- Was the Internet born in 1969? It depends on whom you ask.

Features hint at house's history
Imagine traveling South Carolina's backwoods along Two Notch Road between Columbia and Augusta in 1785. Night is falling, and you have reason to fear.

Claims of old homes in dispute
History researchers and archivists may never resolve the question of whether New Bridge Farm is Aiken County's oldest surviving structure. Its most likely construction date is shortly after 1785.

Features hint at house's history
Imagine traveling South Carolina's backwoods along Two Notch Road between Columbia and Augusta in 1785. Night is falling, and you have reason to fear.

Start of Internet was humble
LOS ANGELES -- It was a busy summer in 1969: Men had walked on the moon, and young people rocked at a farm named Woodstock. Protests of the war in Vietnam raged as Los Angeles police searched for Charles Manson's gang.

Applauds S.C. school superintendent

Suggests 'more equitable' tax system

Hits comedian's pursuit of money

Why not secure Municipal Bldg.?

Hits "Boondocks"; defends FBI chief

Urges support for saving lock and dam

Freeway in peril

Courageous lawsuit

Supports Caitlyn Cawthorn's family

Calls uniforms a 'Band-Aid' solution

Raps treatment of teaching assistants

Waco lies exposed

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? Each Wednesday, Price Check offers price comparisons on goods at area stores.

House bowls over visitors
Tom and Sandy Herring's West Lake subdivision home seems to have little in common with a bowling alley.

Great American Toy Hunt wants you
Dan Lauer is big on toys. Not just any toys, but creative toys, offbeat toys, playthings that are so significant to a child that decades from now, when today's children look back, they will remember them.

Remote control
Beginning today, Jones Intercable subscribers will receive 24-hour programming for WB, the Warner Brothers network, on WBAU, Channel 67. It's one of four channels the cable television provider is adding to its basic lineup this week at no additional cost to customers.

Sunshine, fresh air improve mood
Q: Do you have any easy and inexpensive suggestions for improving bad moods? -- Y.B., Edgefield

Cookout coleslaw gets Mexican twist
Backyard cookouts, picnics at the lake or traveling to be with family. That's what comes to mind as Labor Day approaches.

Denim cool
The fashion pendulum is always swinging, and now is the time to buy denim.

In the know
Sixth-grader Steven Asher, of Southern California, invented the mini skateboard because rainy days kept him from practicing his skateboard tricks.

Bowden won't reveal starting QB

College football notes: Former Northwesters star dies of cancer

Freshman quickly earned starting role

Falcons focus narrows

Southern cooking a staple for lineman brothers

Holtz sees worries everywhere

Donnan not taking opponent lightly

NFL roundup: Tough day for Georgia alums

NFL roundup: Underwood reports to Dolphins

Holtz knows special teams must come through

O'Leary must deal with high expectations

Not so special teams

Georgia high school rankings

Shurmur remembered as innovator

Donnan wants to run better, but not at all costs

O'Leary to coach season opener from press box

Football today

Football today

Newspaper classifieds translated
With the Labor Day holiday approaching, work is on the minds of our readers. For instance, need to figure out those corporate want ads in trade publications?

Denim cool

In the know: price check

Cookout coleslaw gets Mexican twist

House bowls over visitors

Remote control

Sunshine, fresh air improve mood

In the know

Great American Toy Hunt wants you

Barnes wants solution to crowded prisons
ATLANTA -- Gov. Roy Barnes Monday urged a new commission he appointed to come up with a plan judges can use voluntarily to gain control over Georgia's soaring prison population or he and the General Assembly will be forced to impose a solution.

Candidates use holiday for key campaigning
COLUMBIA -- It may be hard to miss Republican presidential hopefuls stumping across South Carolina this Labor Day weekend.

Richardson trial continues
Rodney Richardson had only a dollar to his name the night before William ``Al'' Hamilton disappeared, but the next day he treated his ex-wife to lunch and gave her $50 for child support, witnesses testified Tuesday.

Ex-rival gives OK to Perry
AIKEN -- GOP front-runner Robert S. ``Skipper'' Perry has picked up the endorsement of former rival Kathryn Kling, a second-place finisher in the South Carolina House District 81 Republican primary.

University expecting record enrollment

Man who died in custody was wanted
Police identified the man who died in the back of a sheriff's patrol car as an Augusta escapee with warrants out for him.

GreenJackets' park to be named for corporate sponsor

Speaker honored for work
Praising his tenure as speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives as a time of economic growth and compassion, Augusta Democrats honored Tom Murphy at a fund raiser Tuesday.

GreenJackets' park to be named for corporate sponsor
An Augusta Commission committee unanimously approved the Augusta GreenJackets' requests Monday to rename Lake Olmstead Stadium for a corporate sponsor and to pave an adjacent parking lot and charge for parking.

Woman pleads guilty
AIKEN -- An Aiken woman stopped her murder trial before it began Tuesday, copping a plea to voluntary manslaughter in the frying pan beating of a 62-year-old acquaintance.

Woman pleads guilty

Bus drivers may still strike
ATHENS, Ga. - Clarke County School District bus drivers didn't conduct a mass sickout Tuesday as rumored but have consulted with a prominent Athens labor attorney and will meet later this week to decide what to do next.

Hospitals work toward common goal

Hospitals work toward common goal
Efforts by Augusta hospitals to work together and attract more biomedical research could dovetail with a potential new focus by the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce to attract pharmaceutical companies.

Thurmond ready to return to work
Five days after surgery to repair an enlarged prostate gland, U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond was feeling much better Monday and ready to go back to work.

Church wants to help child
Roxanna Garcia waves her arm weakly when she wants something or makes a kissing motion when she wants to be hugged. The 4-year-old girl from Jimenez, Mexico, has a disease that is robbing her of strength and, eventually, of life.

Refreshing weather due of hurricane
It was, as one Augustan noted, ``refreshingly nippy'' on Tuesday. Jackets and long sleeves shirts were dusted off and put into use as the morning temperature in Augusta tied a 1965 record low of 55 degrees.

No kidding around
Charles and Cyd Masters raised 40 kids last year. Kim, Rose, Red Sonia, Lilly, Champaign, Tiger, Little Valentine and the others drank plenty of milk, but the Masterses say they believe their hand-fed Nubian goat herd soon will produce one of the finest cheeses in the world.

Tougher laws sought for illegally possessing guns
COLUMBIA -- Attorney General Charlie Condon said Monday he wants a mandatory five-year prison sentence without parole for anyone convicted of a violent felony who is caught with a gun -- a proposal that won the support of Republicans and Democrats, gun control advocates and the National Rifle Association.

Area briefs: Three churches are broken into
Juries indict teens in robberies...GOP chairwoman seeks 2nd term...Drought disaster loans available...Vote registration ends Saturday...Governor taps health director...Scuffle prompts resignation cry

Soup kitchen supplies meals every day
Each day, nearly 300 people file through the doors of the Fenwick Street kitchen to eat the noonday meal. For many, it's their only meal of the day.

Teens charged in explosion
Three New Ellenton teen-agers were arrested after a homemade bomb exploded in the front yard of a residence, authorities said Tuesday.

Apartment fire

University expecting record enrollment
ATHENS, Ga. -- The final numbers are not in yet, but University of Georgia enrollment figures are on track for a record-setting year -- and may break the old record by a lot.

Man who died in custody was wanted

Law may change for legislators
ATLANTA -- Citing the case of suspended Savannah Sen. Diana Harvey Johnson, Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor is proposing legislation to eject convicted legislators from office.

Church wants to help child

Ex-rival gives OK to Perry

Verdict not a vote of confidence
AIKEN -- Jurors in the civil trial against the South Carolina Department of Social Services have a message for the agency: The verdict was not a vote of confidence.

Suspect dies in deputy's patrol car
A man died in the back of a sheriff's patrol car on the way to jail Sunday night after leading police on a car and foot chase, officials said Monday.

Gates foundation donates computers
AIKEN -- Thanks to Microsoft tycoon Bill Gates, the road to the information superhighway is a little easier to navigate for many South Carolina residents.

Barnes wants solution to crowded prisons

Refreshing weather due of hurricane

Area briefs: Bloodhounds track burglary suspects

Apartment fire
A patch of smoke blows over firefighters trying to cool off after battling a fire Tuesday night at West Eagle Green apartments. Fire destroyed several apartments at the complex off Boy Scout Road. Residents said the blaze started at about 7 p.m. in a second-floor apartment at 2911 Shadow Ridge Road, where no one was home. Fire officials said no one was hurt.

Features hint at house's history

No kidding around

Area briefs: Bloodhounds track burglary suspects
Bloodhounds from the Aiken Department of Public Safety tracked down two men suspected of burglarizing an Edgefield County home early Monday, authorities said.

SAT scores better, still low

Features hint at house's history

Richardson trial continues

Tougher laws sought for illegally possessing guns

Start of Internet was humble

Soup kitchen supplies meals every day

Rezoning opponents speak out at meeting
THOMSON -- After six weeks of battling the Thomson-McDuffie County Development Authority, Damon David finally broke down Monday night.

SAT scores better, still low
The good news Tuesday -- that Richmond County high schools' results on the Scholastic Assessment Test improved slightly -- was tempered by scores that still fall below average in a state that ranks near the bottom nationally in the standardized test.

Woman gave suspect ride
Hours before William ``Al'' Hamilton disappeared and firefighters found his home ablaze, Rodney Richardson talked of killing him and disposing of his body so no one would ever find it, a witness testified Monday.

Law may change for legislators

Judge rejects evidence on intoxication
APPLING -- Despite strong objections from defense attorneys, Superior Court Judge Carlisle Overstreet ruled Monday that evidence showing Mario Molina and Leonel Vazquez were intoxicated the night they were killed will not be allowed in court.

State to buy land by Altamaha
ATLANTA -- The state, a preservation group and three timber companies are about to finalize an agreement to safeguard 42 miles of riverfront along the scenic Altamaha River for fishing enthusiasts and other nature lovers.

Woman gave suspect ride

Speaker honored for work

Verdict not a vote of confidence

Bus drivers may still strike

Judge rejects evidence on intoxication

Teens charged in explosion

Gates foundation donates computers

State to buy land by Altamaha

Former mayor to lead committee

Rezoning opponents speak out at meeting

Former mayor to lead committee
Former Augusta Mayor Charles A. DeVaney temporarily will lead efforts to revitalize the city's Laney-Walker Historic District.

Area briefs: Three churches are broken into

Mr. Walter Clark Jr.
ST. LOUIS -- Mr. Walter E. Clark Jr., 74, died Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Vincent Meleo
Mr. Vincent Joseph Meleo, 76, of Evans, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at Westwood Nursing Center.

Morgan Quarles
ELBERTON, Ga. -- Morgan Brianna Quarles, infant daughter of Thomas and Helen Bridges Quarles, died Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens.

Ms. Mary Vardas
Ms. Mary Vardas, 83, of Evans, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. William Cochran
Mr. William Lamar Cochran, 55, of 3378 Milledgeville Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mrs. Lillie Whitehurst
Mrs. Lillie Kathryn Whitehurst, 72, of 670 Cherokee Drive, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at Beverly Manor Convalescent Center.

Mrs. Darleen Plunkett
NEW ELLENTON -- Mrs. Darleen Hess Plunkett, of 122 Johns Park Lane, died Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at Carriage Hills Plantation.

Mr. Wilbert Bensen
VARNVILLE, S.C. -- Mr. Wilbert Bensen, 79, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at Colleton Regional Medical Center, Walterboro.

Mr. Parkie West
Mr. Parkie West, 80, of 129 Walker St., died Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Annie Smart
Mrs. Annie F. Smart, 82, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Tammy Johnson
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Tammy Inglett Johnson, 35, of 121 Pine Court, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. William Houston
CLARKS HILL, S.C. -- Mr. William ``Dead Eye'' Houston, 47, of box 55, Dew Drop Inn, died Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, at Self Memorial Hospital, Greenwood.

Mrs. Peggy Brazier
BEECH ISLAND -- Mrs. Peggy Gallups Brazier, 68, of 315 Emory Drive, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Marjorie Edwards
AIKEN -- Mrs. Marjorie ``Pat'' Edwards, 75, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Rosomond Crafton
Mr. Rosomond Crafton, 77, of 2122 Cummins Road, Evans, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. LaNelle Diggs
COLUMBIA -- Mrs. LaNelle Cooper Diggs, of 1904 Germany St., died Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999.

Mrs. Ruth Crosby
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Ruth Williams Crosby, 88, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at Swainsboro Nursing Home.

Mrs. Ruby Hicks
Mrs. Ruby Hicks, 81, of 735 E. Cedar St., died Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Mildred Bledsoe
WARRENVILLE -- Mrs. Mildred Lott Bledsoe, 68, of 129 McCampbell St., died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at her residence.

Miss Daisy Moore
HARLEM -- Miss Daisy Mae Moore, 89, of White Road, died Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Richard Dunbar
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Mr. Richard L. Dunbar, 42, of 534 Hazel St., died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999.

Mrs. Pearlie Perry
AIKEN -- Mrs. Pearlie M. Perry, 61, of 619 Barnwell Ave. N.E., died Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Fleming Moore
JACKSON -- Mr. Fleming David Moore, 69, of 621 Fourth St. Extension, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Austin Jones Jr.
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Mr. Austin T. Jones Jr., 71, of 698 Washington Highway N.E., died Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Mrs. Eva Jackson
LIBERTY, S.C. -- Mrs. Eva Jackson, of National Health Care Nursing Home, died Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, in North Augusta.

Mrs. Lillie Rooker
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mrs. Lillie Mae Griffin Rooker, 85, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999, at Woodlawn Retirement Center, Henderson, N.C.

Mr. Ralph Bentley
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Mr. Ralph Thornton Bentley, 73, of 362 Metasville Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Gary Linaweaver
Mr. Gary B. Linaweaver, 47, of 2800 Vernon Drive, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Miss Nellie Hightower
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Miss Nellie Rea Hightower, 80, of 5651 Augusta Highway, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Ruth Cochrane
ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Mrs. Ruth Von Cannon Cochrane, 79, of 664 Ferndale Drive, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Miss Bertha Ansley
Miss Bertha Belle Ansley, of 616 Weed St., died Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Luther Albright Jr.
Mr. Luther Albright Jr., 53, of 2012 Broad St., died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at University Hospital.

Ms. Cynthia Young
Ms. Cynthia Gay Smalls Young, 42, of 1207 Beman St., died Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Hills McGee Sr.
Mr. Hills McGee Sr., of 2051 Old Savannah Road, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mrs. Florence Dickens
ATHENS, Ga. -- Mrs. Florence E. Dickens, 58, of 222 Mabry Drive, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999.

Mr. Fleming Moore
JACKSON, S.C. -- Mr. Fleming David Moore, 69, of 621 Fourth St. Ext., died Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Alfred Johnson
HAMPTON, S.C. -- Mr. Alfred James Johnson, 50, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999.

Mr. Alfred Johnson

Mr. Parkie West

Mr. Rosomond Crafton

Mr. Wilbert Bensen

Mr. Richard Dunbar

Mrs. Lillie Whitehurst

Mrs. Peggy Brazier

Mrs. Pearlie Perry

Mr. Fleming Moore

Mr. Austin Jones Jr.

Mrs. Ruth Cochrane

Mrs. Ruby Hicks

Mr. Vincent Meleo

Mr. Gary Linaweaver

Ms. Cynthia Young

Miss Daisy Moore

Mrs. Florence Dickens

Mr. Luther Albright Jr.

Miss Bertha Ansley

Ms. Mary Vardas

Mr. Fleming Moore

Mrs. Marjorie Edwards

Mrs. Lillie Rooker

Mrs. LaNelle Diggs

Morgan Quarles

Mrs. Mildred Bledsoe

Mr. William Cochran

Mr. Walter Clark Jr.

Mrs. Eva Jackson

Hits comedian's pursuit of money
Wasn't it nice of Chris Rock to come to South Carolina in spite of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's boycott and give us his mixed up logic on taking down the Confederate flag? Melvin Sapp, North Augusta

Blasts NAACP boycott over flag
Since the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has chosen to raise this (Confederate flag) issue, yet again, with a boycott of South Carolina, I feel that those who do not agree with their actions should boycott anything and everything to do with the NAACP. Bill Paschal, Appling

Why not secure Municipal Bldg.?
In light of Atlanta's shootings where a loser lashed out at society by murdering nine people at two businesses, isn't it past time Augusta's government and judges agree that the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building should get a security plan replete with metal detectors at entrances?

Freeway in peril
If Augusta area economic developers were to make a list of the 10 worst things that could happen to our region, at or very near the top would be if Fall Line Freeway construction, already 55 percent completed, were abandoned.

Raps treatment of teaching assistants
I am a teaching assistant at a A. Brian Merry Elementary School. I'm starting my tenth year in the Richmond County system. I love my job, my school and the children. I work very hard with little pay involved but that has never made me want to quit. I work with a great teacher, Linda Edmonds, who values every little thing I do. ... M. Stetler, Augusta

Suggests 'more equitable' tax system
Talk to our representatives in Washington and they say the present tax system needs to be reformed. However, they sit on their backsides and do nothing except raise their salaries. John Elliott, Hephzibah

Waco lies exposed
Americans often have short political memories, so many may have forgotten how far out on a limb Attorney General Janet Reno -- and her Democrat echo chambers in Congress -- climbed to repudiate suggestions that the FBI used incendiary devices on the assault on the Branch Davidian complex in 1993.

Calls uniforms a 'Band-Aid' solution
I am opposed to a public school mandating a uniform policy. We pay our taxes and my children have complied with past dress codes, even though the codes were not enforced. The current policy seems to be a ``Band-Aid'' effort to mend a hurting and frightened nation. Kathy Lewis, Augusta

Hits "Boondocks"; defends FBI chief
``The Boondocks'' strip has been misplaced on the comics page of your newspaper. Thomas F. Kelleher, Jr., Augusta

Applauds S.C. school superintendent
I teach third grade in the Aiken County public schools. I am black -- not African-American. ... Ron Harrison, Aiken

Supports Caitlyn Cawthorn's family
After having read many of the opposing views regarding the retrial of Jason Kennedy charged in the tragic death of Caitlyn Cawthorn, I feel compelled to add my response. Mary Gibbs, Evans

Slams proposed zoning ordinance
I would like to offer information on the zoning ordinance proposed for the rural areas of Edgefield County. Roy Blackwell, Merriwether

Slams bigoted remark in Allendale
I am writing this letter in response to your Aug. 22 article, ``Battle reflects racial tension.'' I (would like to) specifically address Marilyn Ostriecher's comments. Donald W. Lansing, Augusta

Courageous lawsuit
Matt Glavin, president of the Southeastern Legal Foundation, displays real courage by moving ahead with a lawsuit on behalf of four companies that are the victims of reverse discrimination. The suit seeks to strike down the city of Atlanta's blatant minoritypreference policies.

Gore an utter failure
Vice President Al Gore's plan to make his experience in foreign policy a bulwark of his 2000 presidential campaign has taken a serious hit.

Urges support for saving lock and dam
I could not agree more thoroughly with your ``How to save the dam'' editorial. I am a new citizen of Georgia. ... I have been treated to a fine introduction to southeast Georgia by sightseeing trips to the Riverwalk, Augusta Canal and Savannah River and find them natural resources and beauty spots endowed to this region as nature's heritage. Harold F. Truchsess, Martinez

Arena football team will soon have a staff

Sappinger wins, but so does Herlong

Korda suspended for a year

USOC's Schultz to step down

Americans relive nightmare

Hingis wins opener

Judge throws out Adidas suit against NCAA

Overtime: Jaguars open season today

Evans wins first match of season

Lewis, Holyfield to announce rematch

Out-of-towners take charge at Midland Valley

Overtime: Ryder Cuppers get a feel for historic site

Back injury forces Sampras from Open

Man gets probation for internet hoax
LOS ANGELES -- An employee of PairGain Technologies Inc. who drove up the company's stock by posting a phony news report on the Internet was sentenced today to home detention and probation.

Alarm school
OXNARD, Calif. -- Think of it as traffic school with bells and whistles. Residents and business owners whose security systems keep going off, causing police to come running one time too many, can escape fines by taking a two-hour class on how to avoid false alarms.

Medical school applications declining
CHICAGO -- The number of applicants to U.S. medical schools declined for the second straight year last year and will be down even further this fall, according to the American Medical Association.

Apple Computer Inc. introduces new model
SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple Computer Inc. unveiled what it called the world's first desktop supercomputer, its new G4 model for professionals, in an attempt to further extend the company's technological and financial rebound.

Woman allegedly being threatened, e-mails for help
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah -- A woman who says her husband was threatening to take her hostage summoned help via e-mail.

FDA approves pneumonia test
WASHINGTON -- Doctors struggling to decide whether a wheezing patient needs antibiotics to treat pneumonia are about to get a simple, 15-minute test to help their diagnosis.

Conference opens with warnings
ATLANTA -- There is a growing complacency about HIV, especially among some people most at risk, health officials said Sunday at the first ever national conference addressing efforts to monitor and prevent the spread of the virus.

Early rising is in the genes
WASHINGTON -- A sleep syndrome that sends people early to bed and early to rise doesn't necessarily make them healthy, wealthy and wise. The disorder, traced to a single gene, can send sufferers to bed when everybody else is still going strong, researchers at the University of Utah have found.

War of words
PARIS -- As a giant clock on the Eiffel Tower ticks away the remaining days of the 20th century, some French lobbyists are scrambling to ensure that cyberspace doesn't leave their language in the dustbin of history.

Ovary removal lowers breast cancer risk
WASHINGTON -- Women at high risk of developing breast cancer due to a genetic mutation can reduce the risk by up to 67 percent by having their ovaries removed, a new study finds.

Adviceline: Love can't overcome abusive relationship

Adviceline: Love can't overcome abusive relationship
``My boyfriend beats me, but I love him so much. He just gets angry sometimes. What should I do?'' -- 18-year-old girl, Augusta

Your style
Michael Jones, 16, junior at Academy of Richmond County.

Your style

Student rights
Elaine Maldonado may not wear exactly what she wants to Evans High School, but that doesn't mean her rights are forfeited when she passes through its doors.

Student rights

Early rising is in the genes

Alarm school

Conference opens with warnings

War of words

FDA approves pneumonia test

Man gets probation for internet hoax

Woman allegedly being threatened, e-mails for help

Apple Computer Inc. introduces new model

Ovary removal lowers breast cancer risk