Augusta Business Chronicle
Read about the challenges faced by the Kaolin industry, find out how an old hotel is being renovated or learn how to get a raise in the September issue of the Augusta Business Chronicle. Read the online version here or get a print edition inside The Augusta Chronicle on Monday.

Dalton Brannen: Show future worth to company
If you as an employee believe you deserve a raise and know how much to ask for, then how do you ask for it? You must first develop a written proposal consisting of three parts: why you deserve a raise; how much you want; and what are your future work goals.

Briefcase
Travel costs expected to increase next year ... Proprietary information can be lost with workers ... Do homework before bidding on auction sites

Groups offer networking
Here's a line straight out of Business 101: People tend to do business with people they know.

Government's purpose heart of debate
What are we to do with the federal budget surpluses that are projected to accumulate over the next few years? Shall we use them to shore up the Social Security and Medicare trust funds, to further pay down

County's plans hinge on lake
Though it has been there all along, Lincoln County officials have virtually ignored Thurmond Lake. Now they plan to use it as bait to lure vacationers and conventioners -- a catch they hope will land jobs and infuse the local economy with tourism dollars.

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

Kaolin industry depending on technology to cut costs
Price pressure in the kaolin industry is forcing Georgia's producers to work smarter, faster and, most of all, cheaper.

Success a 10-commandment program
An attorney specializing in business law, her advice typically comes into play after the writing's on the wall, the bills are coming due and the wolves (in IRS business suits) are at the door. If small-business people use her book as she intends them to, her customer base could shrink dramatically.

Riches of the Earth
You'll find it in everything from toilets to toothpaste. It makes magazine paper glossy and cosmetics creamy. It can also be found in the soles of your shoes, the tires on your car and the fiberglass insulation in your house.

Attitude keeps Allen on site
After more than 25 years in the building trade, Rick Allen still loves the smell of construction. He loves the noxious exhaust of diesel engines, the limey fragrance of freshly poured concrete and even the ozone stench of an electric arc welder.

City involved in hotel restoration
Sandy White's footsteps crunch through pigeon droppings and fallen plaster, as she moves through the 101-year old Fitzpatrick Hotel on the square in downtown Washington.

Company enjoys market niche
Staff Writer Damon Cline sat down with R.W. Allen, president of R.W. Allen & Associates Inc., to discuss business issues in the construction industry.

Dale Hokrein: 'If only' wishing offered more
I see two types of people when I prairie dog above my cubicle: those who appear neat and those who seem, well, less neat.

Experts: Shop around for lawyer
Need a lawyer? If you own a business, just about every expert says, you do. But finding a good one, they say, requires homework. It may not be enough to just let your fingers do the walking through the Yellow Pages, they add.

Braves notes: Seanez encouraged by doctor's report

Jackets lose no-hitter, win game

Braves notes: Millwood earning place among game's elite

Augusta Pirates star to start in Pittsburgh

GreenJackets notes: Time to hand out the regular-season awards

Diamondbacks end Braves win streak

Late error sinks Braves

Mets activate Reed, Franco

Hancock placed on DL

Hurrying makes us hurry more

Augusta Business Chronicle

County's plans hinge on lake

Havertys furniture store paces growth with city's

Dale Hokrein: 'If only' wishing offered more

On the move

Furniture business moving

Business briefs: Construction firm honored

Dalton Brannen: Show future worth to company

Present cycle has lengthiest boom in recent history

Government's purpose heart of debate

On the move
Aiken Technical College has hired the following new employees: Paul Callahan, computer technology instructor; Nancy Holmes, English instructor; and Raymond Duffie, maintenance mechanic instructor.

Success a 10-commandment program

Havertys furniture store paces growth with city's
Havertys Furniture store is growing -- again. According to general manager David Jones, the company is spending about $1 million to add about 5,000 square feet and extend merchandise lines.

Present cycle has lengthiest boom in recent history
The current economic expansion began in March 1991. Last month, it hit 101 months, making it the longest peacetime expansion in U.S. history, surpassing the country's 92 months of uninterrupted growth in the 1980s.

Small-aircraft business takes off

Experts: Shop around for lawyer

Regency study raises question
There are two ways of looking at the nearly $100,000 the city is going to pay Windward Consultants to come up with a plan to possibly save Regency Mall.

Riches of the Earth

Business briefs: Construction firm honored
Merrick & Company, a construction management firm with offices in Aiken, recently was recognized by the Postal Service with a Quality Supplier Award in the small business, professional and consultant services category.

Business briefs

Furniture business moving
An economy that has charged up home sales also has boosted the revenues of furniture companies, as homeowners find they have empty rooms to fill.

Company enjoys market niche

Small-aircraft business takes off
In his 20s and 30s, Greg White never would have considered taking flying lessons, let alone buying a plane. That was back before he had the time and money. But the 51-year-old Evans resident now has an empty nest and a well-established wholesale lumber business.

Kaolin industry depending on technology to cut costs

Attitude keeps Allen on site

City involved in hotel restoration

Groups offer networking

Holtz loses Gamecocks debut to former team

Alabama rallies to beat Vanderbilt

Clemson notes

Georgia bombs Utah State

Georgia Tech notes

Carolina optimistic after loss

Clemson notes

Defeat brings on insomnia

Tigers pick up pace for new coach

Dogs' receivers past the ? stage

Tech sinks Navy

No. 1 Florida State tough Tech hurdle

S.C. State holds on for late win

Clemson dissapointed with loss

Georgia State crushes Fayetteville State 70-0

South Carolina notes

Movies defined century
HOLLYWOOD -- You might say motion pictures got started with a sneeze. Audiences chorused ``God bless you'' when they saw Thomas Edison's grainy, black-and-white film of employee Fred Ott sneezing.

A look at the 20th century: 1969
The final year of the 1960s -- a decade known for its idealism and social metamorphosis -- culminated with the fulfillment of a national challenge issued by President John F. Kennedy.

Wants "new blood" in government

Notra Trulock: patriot

Maintains letter "tongue-in-cheek"

Hits Columbia Co. school dress code

Calls gambling revenue a "hidden tax"

Free U.S. workers!

Chides S.C. video poker proponents

Urges U.S. to re-examine drug policy

Cuomo's phony plea

A prompt 'thank you' should be applauded
Dear Carson: I read and enjoy your column each week. It's good to know there are some folks who care about good manners. It should be required reading for young adults.

Arts notebook: Choral Society hires new musical director
South Carolina native J. Porter Stokes is the new musical director of the Augusta Choral Society. Dr. Stokes, a resident of Anderson, S.C., was tops in a pool of more than 35 musicians vying to succeed Melvin Brown, who resigned in June for a position in Birmingham, Ala.

In the know
PBS offers a new show for preschoolers, Dragon Tales, beginning Monday. The half-hour, animated series from the Children's Television Workshop focuses on Emmy, 6, and Max, 4, and their adventures in Dragon Land.

Medium had faithful, famous following
Helen Duncan knew she was living on borrowed time. She expected the authorities to knock down her door and haul her off to jail at any time. God only knew what would happen to her six small children and sick husband, a disabled war veteran.

Charleston Renaissance
Unable to attract industry in the aftermath of the Civil War, Charleston, S.C., languished until city leaders realized that the only viable path to economic recovery was tourism.

Prime for pampering
Ever since Kim Mock was given a gift certificate for a 30-minute massage at a day spa, she has been hooked.

Try fishing along shore

Prep football review

Hurrying makes us hurry more
The most successful businessman holds onto the old just as long as it is good, and grabs the new just as soon as it is better.

Prime for pampering

Medium had faithful, famous following

Charleston Renaissance

A prompt 'thank you' should be applauded

In the know

Arts notebook: Choral Society hires new musical director

Home front: Coach invented sport signs
Deaf since he was 18 months, finding an outlet for his athletic talent had been difficult for Larry Gethers.

Holiday events
The Labor Day weekend winds down today with a couple of activities in the area.

This week in South Carolina
Taliaferro County will hold its annual Labor Day Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Crawfordville, Ga. For more information call (706) 456-2242.

Utilities to test Y2K plans

Work is a calling for some
We've come to that other bookend of summer. Labor Day, established for political organizing, has become the last blast of the season.

Annex design settled

SAT scores lowest for students planning to study education

Holiday events

Home front: Coach invented sport signs

Movies defined century

Coming Tuesday
What once was phat is tight and what was cool is sweet. Or is it tight, too? Confused? We've got your guide to slang. In Xtreme

Changes will keep weekly TV section current

Annex design settled
The plans for the Columbia County Courthouse Annex are now in the hands of the project architect, and local officials say they hope to be ready to accept bids within 60 days.

Across the area

Across the area
Apartment fire displaces residents ... School board wants better image ... Trip touts passenger train plan ...

State sentencing panel seeks uniform punishment

This week in South Carolina

MCG opens outpatient clinic

Residents plead for paved roads

State sentencing panel seeks uniform punishment
ATLANTA -- Critics of a new blue-ribbon commission created by Gov. Roy Barnes to put more uniformity in prison sentences are worried it will lead to shorter terms, reversing a mid-1990s crackdown on violent criminals.

Inmate finds talent on canvas

Changes will keep weekly TV section current
``Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.'' When Alexander Pope wrote that a couple of hundred years ago, he must have been thinking about newspaper editors. Just when we get our newspaper to a point where people like it, we go and change it.

Learning the basics
Darrell Foster catches the football as his son Matthew, 9, plays defense.

Residents plead for paved roads
Dust clouds drift waist-high as a friend's pickup truck passes the Hayes home. Unpaved and county-owned, the dirt roadway is the only eye-sore on manicured and affluent Scott Street. It is also, says Jackie Hayes, the cause of his family's ills.

Pregnancy hard on soldiers
When little Joshua was only 9 months old, his mother moved away and left him behind for a year. Life can be tough when your mom is a soldier.

Police find most stolen autos
Little did Peter Hawkes know that when he drove his fiancee to a late movie on Aug. 6 at Regal Cinemas, he would later have to have his mother take them home.

Interim leader heads United Way campaign
Leading the United Way of the Central Savannah River Area in its annual fund-raising campaign is a task with which Charles H. Bellmann is well-acquainted.

SAT scores lowest for students planning to study education
ATLANTA -- Georgia seniors planning to study math, languages and physical sciences scored among the highest on the college-entrance SAT this year, as usual.

Sides push poker vote registration
AIKEN -- South Carolinians with strong feelings about video poker have until Oct. 2 to be sure they're registered to vote on it.

Sides push poker vote registration

Inmate finds talent on canvas
AIKEN -- County Administrator Bill Shepherd was visiting the jail recently to talk to inmates about library books when a man approached him.

Work is a calling for some

Potential year 2000 glitches grip world consciousness

Interim leader heads United Way campaign

A look at the 20th century: 1969

Potential year 2000 glitches grip world consciousness
It's the bug that ate the world. Like some kind of irradiated ant from a 1950s horror movie, the year 2000 bug -- popular terminology for a simple computer programming glitch with the potential to throw systems worldwide out of whack -- has taken over the public consciousness in the past two years.

Coming Tuesday

Utilities to test Y2K plans
They've spent months and millions to fix it. They've already checked their electronic equipment in laboratories by rolling the date ahead to see if it still functions Sept. 9, 1999 -- and they found no problems.

Across the area

Across the area
Plane crash kills 3 in Forsyth County ... Trainee dies of rare disease ... Backlog delays inmate's autopsy

Arts in the park

Arts in the park
TRENTON -- Sweet Papa Jones had them clapping to the music Saturday afternoon at Bettis Academy in Edgefield County.

Police find most stolen autos

MCG opens outpatient clinic
The walls still look wet inside the new clinic waiting room. Back in a treatment room, the booming score from Star Wars blasts from a computer that also contains the latest in vision-testing technology for children. The difference in this Medical College of Georgia pediatric ophthalmology outpatient clinic is that it is in west Augusta. And not everyone is happy about it.

Sept. 9 may reveal Y2K problems
Government agencies, banks, electric utilities and other companies around the United States will be watching closely for Y2K-like computer trouble next week when the date 9-9-99 arrives.

NFL '99: Goings, comings and instant replay

Calloway, Smith get first TDs for new teams

Falcons to decide final cuts today

Green among nine players waived by Falcons

Bates set to begin pro career

Mrs. Susan Burgess
Mrs. Susan Beasley Burgess, 58, of 909 Beman St., died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Lillie Brooks
GIBSON, Ga. -- Mrs. Lillie Mae Brooks, 93, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at McDuffie County Hospital.

Mrs. Marie Tanner
OCONEE, Ga. -- Mrs. Marie ``Aunt Doll'' Tanner, 87, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at Oconee Nursing Home.

Mrs. Josephine Barron
Mrs. Josephine Ernestien Barron, 70, of 2244 Broad St., died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Robert McKettrick
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Robert Lee ``Leedy'' McKettrick, 67, of 2 Sand Pit Road, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Pauline Tabb
Mrs. Pauline Estelle Tabb, 84, of 100 Thomas Circle, died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Thomas Fleming
Mr. Thomas Cozart Fleming, 77, of 834 Greene St., died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at Magnolia Hill Nursing Home.

Mr. Marty Williams
SPRINGFIELD, S.C. -- Mr. Marty Williams, 42, of Sector Road, died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Michelle Baker
HEPHZIBAH -- Ms. Michelle Baker, 28, of 2582 Nunnery Road, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999.

Mr. Union Amos
JOHNSTON, S.C. -- Mr. Union ``Bubba'' Amos, 93, of 516 Railroad Ave., died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at Edgefield Health Care Center.

Mr. James Morse
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mr. James W. Morse, 74, of Route 5, Butler Road, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Josephine Barron
Mrs. Josephine Ernestien Barron, 70, of 2244 Broad St., died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Clarence Fraser
AIKEN -- Mr. Clarence A. Fraser, 72, of 1002 Neilson St., died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Nancy Harding
Mrs. Nancy Harding, 79, of 511 Aumond Road, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999.

Mr. Robert Freeman
Mr. Robert Freeman, 73, of 1209 Hopkins St., died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Margaret Alford
BARTOW, Ga. -- Mrs. Margaret Greenway Alford, 78, of Louisville Highway, died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at Glendale Nursing Home.

Mrs. Betty Carter
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mrs. Betty Anne Parris Carter, 67, of 141 Summerlea Drive, died Saturday at her residence.

Mr. Arthur Howard
THOMSON -- Mr. Arthur ``A.B.'' Howard, 73, of 2214 Wrightsboro Road, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. Donald Shelton
GIBSON, Ga. -- Mr. Donald T. Shelton, 41, of 3035 Beechtree Acres Road, died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Tirzah Williamson
SALLEY -- Mrs. Tirzah Corbett Williamson, 85, of 1146 Warner Road, died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Juanita Smith
Mrs. Juanita Yonce Smith, 87, of Forest Lake Health Care, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Sarah Hoglund
Mrs. Sarah Taylor Hoglund, 61, of 3507 Redd Drive, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Ed Johnson
SPARTA, Ga. -- Mr. Ed Johnson, 83, of Hancock Street, died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at Hancock Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Stacy Hall
JACKSON -- Mr. Stacy Lanier Hall, 41, of 208 Second St., died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999.

Mrs. Frances Lokey
AMERICUS, Ga. -- Mrs. Frances A. Lokey, 86, of 2001 S. Lee St., died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999.

Mr. Union Amos
JOHNSTON, S.C. -- Mr. Union ``Bubba'' Amos, 93, of 516 Railroad Ave., died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at Edgefield Health Care Center.

Mrs. Edith Thomas
AIKEN -- Mrs. Edith Louise Bywaters Thomas, 88, of 317 Beaufort St., died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Bobby Strength
HARLEM -- Mr. Bobby Joe Strength, 69, of 624 Fairview Drive, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mrs. Ruby Love
SOPERTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Ruby Garrett Love, 74, of Route 2, Metter, and Route 2, Soperton, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at Ven Core Hospital, Green Cove Springs, Fla.

Ms. Evelyn Scott
Ms. Evelyn E. Scott, 47, of 1507 Central Ave., died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Willie Blocker Sr.
SOMERSET, N.J. -- Mr. Willie Blocker Sr., died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at St. Peter's Medical Center, New Brunswick.

Mrs. Bertha Dean
AIKEN -- Mrs. Bertha ``Betty'' Dean, 86, of Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Norman Draidfort Jr.
HEPHZIBAH -- Mr. Norman Draidfort Jr., 59, of 2807 Harwood Drive, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Tamara Samalot-Rowell
AIKEN -- Mrs. Tamara ``Lilly'' Samalot-Rowell, 46, of 265 DuPont Drive, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. James Morse

Mr. Union Amos

Mr. Willie Blocker Sr.

Mrs. Nancy Harding

Mr. Norman Draidfort Jr.

Mrs. Marie Tanner

Mrs. Ruby Love

Ms. Evelyn Scott

Mr. Robert Freeman

Mrs. Michelle Baker

Mrs. Juanita Smith

Mrs. Josephine Barron

Mr. Union Amos

Mr. Donald Shelton

Mrs. Tamara Samalot-Rowell

Mr. Arthur Howard

Mr. Marty Williams

Mrs. Margaret Alford

Mrs. Tirzah Williamson

Mrs. Frances Lokey

Mrs. Edith Thomas

Mr. Robert McKettrick

Mr. Stacy Hall

Mr. Clarence Fraser

Mrs. Betty Carter

Mrs. Josephine Barron

Mrs. Bertha Dean

Mr. Ed Johnson

Mrs. Susan Burgess

Mrs. Sarah Hoglund

Michael Thurmond: Building a world-class work force in Georgia
WHEN TOUTING Georgia's unprecedented economic growth, we often give credit to elected officials and the captains of industry. Although progressive public and business leadership is essential, the unsung heroes are the men and women who work hard every day to provide the goods and services that we all need and desire. Recognition and celebration of their efforts on Labor Day 1999 is most appropriate.

Phil Kent: An early sheriff's race; judge is targeted
IN COMING weeks, I plan to analyze the politics swirling about the five Augusta-Richmond County Commission seats up for grabs on Election Day, Nov. 2. In the meantime, there are other interesting political stirrings.

Free U.S. workers!
American workers have a lot to celebrate today. By every measure they're the best and most productive wage earners in the world.

Wonders where nation's "spirit" went
I wonder if anyone has noticed some things that are missing in our country. There was a time when a young person had an opportunity to excel in life, equal to everyone else. Someone with hope and a desire to press forward could become a Ben Franklin or a Thomas Edison. Where has the spirit of America gone? Bill White, Jr., Edgefield

Calls gambling revenue a "hidden tax"
The comments by David W. Nowakowski (letter, Aug. 26) make it clear that he was really interested in his own job security and nothing else. He obfuscates the real problem in a manner similar to most politicians. His reasoning is not as clear or as complete as he would like me to believe. Andy Anderson, Aiken

Remains strong "Boondocks" fan
I have been a fan of the comic strip ``The Boondocks'' since it first appeared inThe Sourcemagazine. I was surprised, as were many others, when it appeared on your pages -- considering your reputation as a conservative newspaper. Wesley White, Augusta

Wants Aiken incumbent's re-election
Awhile back I agreed to support Aiken City Councilwoman Karen Papouchado in her next election bid if one should occur. John Granaghan, Aiken

Cuomo's phony plea
Seldom will you see a more blatant use of government for dishonest partisan purposes than the bald-faced lie U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo laid out last week for some Augusta government and business leaders.

Michael Thurmond: Building a world-class work force in Georgia
WHEN TOUTING Georgia's unprecedented economic growth, we often give credit to elected officials and the captains of industry. Although progressive public and business leadership is essential, the unsung heroes are the men and women who work hard every day to provide the goods and services that we all need and desire. Recognition and celebration of their efforts on Labor Day 1999 is most appropriate.

Oust guilty lawmakers!
Who could be against implementing an amendment to the Georgia constitution that would remove from office lawmakers found guilty of felonies?

Opposes "selling" stadium's name
It is hard to believe that the Augusta commissioners are considering selling the name of the publicly owned baseball stadium to a corporation and receiving only 25 percent of the proceeds. Frank A. Albert, Grovetown

Strike out ballpark idea
Hey, not so fast! Where does an Augusta Commission committee come off sympathizing with a GreenJackets' scheme to recruit a deep-pocketed corporate sponsor to rename Lake Olmstead Stadium?

Disputes anti-evolution arguments
Michael Welsh in his recent letter ("Hits columnist's defense of evolution'') said things that I wish to rebut. First, he states that, related to "Darwinism,'' skepticism is not allowed. Douglas Martin, Evans

Chides S.C. video poker proponents
We do not need video poker and its strong arm tactics. The posters on store windows and the sign-up sheets in the stores are deceiving, so beware. Ashley Boyd Sr., Langley

Hits Columbia Co. school dress code
In response to your editorial supporting the dress code enacted by the Columbia County School Board, I suggest you put your money where your mouth is. Doug DeDecker, Evans

Slams rehire; cites husband's firing
I heard that the Augusta-Richmond County Personnel Board voted to give the job back to Commissioner Freddie Handy's son. Giving a thief back his job is an outrage -- but we all know it was done because he is black and a commissioner's kin. Mrs. Jerry Hadden, Hephzibah

Notra Trulock: patriot
Notra Trulock is an intellectually honest patriot who resigned in disgust the other day as head of intelligence for the U.S. Energy Department.

Maintains letter "tongue-in-cheek"
I was surprised when I read the Aug. 29 letter "Feels we came from alien space colony'' by James Wertz. The caption implies Mr. Wertz believes space aliens colonized Earth. Joyce Rabb, Evans

Urges U.S. to re-examine drug policy
Is now the time to legalize drugs? Al Kotras, Augusta

Phil Kent: An early sheriff's race; judge is targeted
IN COMING weeks, I plan to analyze the politics swirling about the five Augusta-Richmond County Commission seats up for grabs on Election Day, Nov. 2. In the meantime, there are other interesting political stirrings.

Reports Australia's gun program fails
It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed in a program costing the government (the people actually paid, as the government has no money) more than $500 million. Billy B. Jones, Graniteville

Wants "new blood" in government
There are five Augusta commissioners up for re-election in November. My question is how can anyone vote to re-elect any of them? Wayne Hawkins, Augusta

Youth deer hunts slated in South Carolina

Agassi is the people's choice at U.S. Open

Augusta National tops Wright's most-missed golf venue list

Monticello course added to Savannah Lakes holdings

With Stefan on hand, Thrashers begin first training camp

Area buzz: Oba Carr next for Forrest?

Burton wins rain-shortened race

Burton has chance to set pace at Darlington

Rigid schedule enforced for Thrashers' workouts

Westwood grabs lead at European Masters

Jagr excited by new Penguins owner -- and his new look

Williams escapes trouble in rain-plagued match

Skidaway Park often overlooked by visitors to popular Savannah

Rain cost Jarrett 45 points

Places to go hunting plentiful in area

Overtime: Pfeiffer stops Augusta State in Jag Classic

Overtime: Last-ditch shot winner for Liberty

Hungry Asian beetle menaces American trees
NEW YORK -- An alien invader is casting a hungry eye on one of America's greatest natural resources.

WHO steps up campaign against useless drugs
GENEVA -- Up to two-thirds of the drugs donated during humanitarian emergencies are unsuitable, badly labeled or near the end of their shelf life, the U.N. health agency said Friday as it issued tightened guidelines on drug donations.

E. coli traced to county fair kills child, sickens 26 others
ALBANY, N.Y. -- An outbreak of E. coli bacteria at a county fair is believed to have killed a 3-year-old girl and sickened at least 23 other children and three adults in northern New York.

Nerve transplant shows promise
WASHINGTON -- When John Cotten got prostate cancer at age 47, he wanted his cancerous prostate removed -- fast.

Lawsuit filed against operators of uranium enrichment plant
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Workers who say they were exposed to radiation at a uranium enrichment plant filed suit Friday, seeking $10 billion in damages. The 14 workers sued the former private corporate operators of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, which refines uranium for use in nuclear reactors.

Mosquito encephalitis outbreak in New York kills one
NEW YORK -- An outbreak of St. Louis encephalitis, a viral infection transmitted by mosquitos, has been blamed for at least one death here and could be responsible for several illnesses over the last two weeks.

Study: Mom's blues could hurt child's development

Digital opens doors for radio revolution
WASHINGTON -- A stereo that reveals the title and artist on a digital screen as the song plays. Deejays promoting products on air -- then sending electronic coupons for the items to listeners over personal computing devices. A car radio that displays real-time traffic reports and stock quotes as they are streamed over the airwaves.

Mosquito encephalitis outbreak in New York kills one

WHO steps up campaign against useless drugs

Hungry Asian beetle menaces American trees

Digital opens doors for radio revolution

Study: Mom's blues could hurt child's development