Maddux brilliant in win

GreenJackets win with late rally

Newspaper writer gets dream job in Braves pen

Pressure familiar to Braves

Braves notebook: Team set to break steals record

Braves notebook: Seanez may not pitch again this season

No GreenJackets named to all-star list

Rippley absent while contemplating future

Hermansen makes Pirates' debut

This heat is just in our heads

Financial markets won't be derailed by Y2K bug
WASHINGTON -- Financial markets won't be derailed by the Year 2000 date change, the government's top securities regulator and Wall Street officials assured investors Tuesday.

SunTrust consolidating into single bank charter

SunTrust consolidating into single bank charter
SunTrust Banks Inc. announced Tuesday it will bundle its 26 banking markets, including Augusta, under a single charter.

Coke forecast causes stock to slump

Viacom to buy CBS in biggest media deal ever
NEW YORK -- Viacom Inc. is buying CBS Corp. in the richest media merger in history -- a $36 billion deal that combines the owner of hip properties like MTV and VH1 with the old-line network that brought you ``60 Minutes'' and ``Murder, She Wrote.''

States force HMOs to pay on time
After several months of phone calls and letters trying to collect thousands of dollars from Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, Dr. Anthony Musarra was fed up.

Charges against Martin Frankel dropped
HAMBURG, Germany -- German prosecutors said Tuesday they won't press charges against Martin Frankel, clearing the way for the alleged rogue financier's extradition to the United States as soon as next week if it goes uncontested.

Business Highlights
The states allegedly defrauded by money manager Martin Frankel stand to recover less than 40 cents on the dollar unless investigators locate a hidden supply of cash.

Charges against Martin Frankel dropped

States force HMOs to pay on time

IMF begins investigation into Russia's use of loans

Additional business news
Interest rate fears send market lower...Insurance agent under probe...IRS gets shorter Web address...Glitch hinders Toronto market...Activists at war with restaurant

Note worthy
Investing in a good attitude may not reap immediate rewards, but there are definite long-term dividends that come from courtesy, experts say.

Additional business news

IMF begins investigation into Russia's use of loans
MOSCOW -- The International Monetary Fund began a new probe Monday into whether the Russian central bank misused IMF loans, officials said.

Financial markets won't be derailed by Y2K bug

Note worthy

Business Highlights

Viacom to buy CBS in biggest media deal ever

Coke forecast causes stock to slump
ATLANTA -- Coca-Cola Co. stock fell almost 4 percent as the soft drink giant announced that third-quarter earnings will fall short of expectations because struggling economies overseas have impeded sales.

Skip Holtz remains in hospital

Opening games reveal little for opponents

College football polls

Tech focused on big game at FSU

Losses prove challenge for Holtz

Edwards needs more to impress his brother

Now Jackets can talk about FSU

Gardner unhappy with his performance

New defensive style requires time to adjust

College football today

College football notes: FSU fullback out for season

College football today

Skip Holtz hospitalized with stomach problem

Grind and wind: Gators rev up running game

Top 25 stars
LOS ANGELES -- A list of the 25 most significant stars and star pairings of the century, chosen by Associated Press entertainment writers and editors for their contributions to the art and lore of the American motion picture:

Couple builds history together
Nell and Addison Lansdell remember the old Hephzibah, the one that measured a mile in all directions from the old high school.

Hits liberals' use of "gun obsession"

Thinks parents should choose clothes

Raps commissioners over water

Debunks Gould's NOMA solution

Jabs embarrassing "drivel" about S.C.

Leave fuel law alone

Rescind clemency!

Back McCaffrey Plan

Raps Kansas for putting limits on God

Hits analysts' take on the economy

Up in smoke
They're sweet. They're cheap. They're small, and, worst of all, they're trendy. Bidis, tiny flavored cigarettes from India, are luring a new generation of young smokers to tobacco and raising alarm among public health officials and anti-smoking groups.

"Later" targets older audience with news and chat
NEW YORK -- From Tonight to Late Night. From Today to Later Today. Anyone else sense a pattern over at NBC?

Take precautions during peak flu season
Dear Readers: This time of year is typically characterized by colorful leaves and cooling temperatures, but it is also the time to protect yourself against influenza, or the "flu."

Actor says 'Footloose' days don't define who he is now
NEW YORK -- Kevin Bacon is an accomplished actor who has worked with Oscar winners and top directors. He also is a dedicated family man with two children, and he sings and writes songs with his brother.

In the know
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.

In the know
The Oprah Winfrey Show kicks off its fourteenth consecutive season today with guest Kevin Costner, who stars as a baseball player in the new movie For Love of the Game. Mr. Costner shares baseball tips and shows some of his best moves with help from White Sox catcher Brook Fordyce. Mr. Costner also discusses dating after divorce and reveals that he only had three dates in high school. Oprah is on at 4 p.m. on WRDW-TV (Channel 12).

Pizza dinner
It has been only a few weeks since the children headed back to school, and already I'm missing the lazy days of summer. All the activities that took a summer hiatus have started up full swing.

This heat is just in our heads
There I was Monday, spending the final day of the Augusta GreenJackets' regular season at Lake Olmstead Stadium. It was hot, but I didn't know that until hours later when a TV weatherman reported that the Labor Day had been a scorcher.

Take precautions during peak flu season

Actor says 'Footloose' days don't define who he is now

"Later" targets older audience with news and chat

In the know

Pizza dinner

Up in smoke

In the know

Historians seek preservation of slave cemeteries

Area briefs: Motorcyclist killed in afternoon wreck
Reunion spurns Confederate flag...Commissioner seeks re-election...Telethon raises thousands locally...Charity carnival Saturday...Abernathy jury selection begins

Well suited for football

United Way kicks off campaign
Augusta-based United Way volunteers kicked off a $3.8 million money-raising campaign Tuesday with a goal of getting people to allow the organization to decide which charities receive the money.

GreenJackets plan gains initial support
Augusta commissioners approved the concept Tuesday of letting the Augusta GreenJackets' sell the naming rights for Lake Olmstead Stadium to a corporate sponsor.

Molester sentenced to 10 years in prison
THOMSON -- A convicted child molester who had been living with a woman and her 8-month-old grandson was sent to prison for 10 years after a judge found he had violated his probation.

GreenJackets plan gains initial support
Augusta commissioners approved the concept Tuesday of letting the Augusta GreenJackets' sell the naming rights for Lake Olmstead Stadium to a corporate sponsor.

Regents say MCG needs more money
ATLANTA -- The leaders of Georgia's university system are asking Gov. Roy Barnes and state lawmakers to come up with $5 million to help keep the Medical College of Georgia's hospital and clinics in the black during the first six months of 2000.

Weight-loss drug offers hope, solution
After battling her body since she was a little girl, Debra Kirkland of Augusta seemed to have hit on the solution to her weight problems a few years ago. She began taking a pill that blocked her body from absorbing 30 percent of the fat she ate.

Tour focuses on lighthouses
COLUMBIA -- If you really like lighthouses -- that is, like them enough to spend $200 and a week of your time -- then a tour of South Carolina's lighthouses may be just the thing.

Miranda law holds benefits
The afternoon that Rodney Richardson was arrested on murder charges, he made a terribly incriminating comment. ``I'll lead you to the body,'' he told an investigator. But the judge wouldn't let prosecutors use that statement against Mr. Richardson at his trial last week because Mr. Richardson wasn't first advised of his Miranda rights.

Dress code violators could face varied punishments
Middle and high school students who violate Richmond County's dress code, may be made to copy, read aloud and tape-record the grooming policy.

Bush Field board approves budget
The Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field board approved the airport's $17.66 million year-2000 budget Tuesday with the $15,000 solution to the bird-strike problem intact.

Well suited for football
WATKINSVILLE, Ga. -- Sarah McClain's little sister, Hannah, was in the gym at Oconee County Middle School recently engaged in something typical of most girls her age: cheerleading practice.

Residents seek funds for attorney
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- It wasn't on the agenda and Edgefield County Chairman Monroe Kneece said Tuesday night's county council session ``is not a zoning meeting'' but the divisive issue made it to the floor anyway.

Admission standards debated
ATHENS, Ga. -- With four lawsuits and a rising legal tab, state leaders and the top brass at the University of Georgia are keeping quiet on their review of race preferences in the university's admissions.

Aiken prepares for festival

Molester sentenced to 10 years in prison

Dress code violators could face varied punishments

Historians seek preservation of slave cemeteries
SAPELO ISLAND, Ga. -- Cornelia Bailey and her neighbors have buried their dead in Behavior Cemetery for almost 200 years, beginning with their ancestors -- West African slaves brought in chains to work Sapelo Island's cotton and sugar cane fields.

Labor Day fun
Dorothy Brown of Augusta had the right idea. Shielding herself from scorching mid-afternoon sun with a patio-style umbrella, Mrs. Brown tried to keep cool Monday while catching a performance by North Augusta country singer Selisa Cox at Un-Labor Day Rest Fest '99 at North Augusta's Riverview Park.

Barnes discusses economy

Talkin' in the rain
With her child's books and backpack, Allyson Watson of Monetta takes a minute to chat with Gene Redd, an Aiken Public Safety crossing guard, during the brief rain shower Tuesday. Ms. Watson, who's daughter attends Millbrook Elementary, and Ms. Redd discussed the holiday weekend.

Town hall renovation nears end
BURNETTOWN -- The first major renovation of Burnettown Town Hall since it was built more than a decade ago should be completed by the end of this week.

Grand jury subpoenas city officials
The Richmond County Grand Jury subpoenaed the Augusta Commission and City Administrator Randy Oliver to appear before them next week.

Certification helps teacher build on skills
At a time when governors, parents and school administrators are demanding more accountability from educators, at least one Augusta professor has proof that she knows what she is teaching.

Couple builds history together

Parent fights dress code
In baggy camouflaged pants and an untucked shirt, and with multicolored hair, Breonne DeDecker says she feels like the poster child for how not to dress in Columbia County schools.

Augusta's Sweetheart
Amber Blakey, 3, hands roses to Augusta State University junior Andrea Lee Bailey (center) as Amber's grandmother Linda Kitchens looks on Monday at Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field. Miss Bailey, a former Miss Augusta and reigning Miss Northwest Georgia, was named Miss National Sweetheart during a pageant this weekend in Hoopeston, Ill.

Barnes discusses economy
ATLANTA -- Less than a month after a fire destroyed Lincoln County's largest employer, local business and political leaders met with Gov. Roy Barnes Tuesday to pitch a project they say will replace at least some of those lost jobs.

Aiken prepares for festival
AIKEN -- What started out as an event to show off the handiwork of Aiken residents has become one of the largest juried craft shows in the Southeast.

Grand jury subpoenas city officials

Trout appear in river
Are trout hiding among the glimmering Savannah River rapids? It depends on who you ask.

GreenJackets plan gains initial support

Area briefs: Water main breakcuts off homes
A break on the main water line beneath Augusta's Camelia Road left two houses in the area without water for a short time Monday and prompted authorities to close the road to traffic.

Regents say MCG needs more money

Trade fueled by demand

Miranda law holds benefits

Bush Field board approves budget

Bush: Flag issue is up to South Carolinians

Board closes part of road in Edgefield County
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Despite opposition from a few residents who own property near Citrus Road, county council members passed a resolution Monday to close a portion of the old farm road.

Area briefs: Water main breakcuts off homes

Talkin' in the rain

Trout appear in river

Board closes part of road in Edgefield County

Top 25 stars

United Way kicks off campaign

Certification helps teacher build on skills

Area briefs: Motorcyclist killed in afternoon wreck

Learning continues in dorms
COLUMBIA -- University of South Carolina's light-green, straight-edged Bates House dormitory may not be a marvel of modern engineering, but it is on the cutting edge of engineering education.

Town hall renovation nears end

GreenJackets plan gains initial support

Parent fights dress code

Residents seek funds for attorney

Labor Day fun

Weight-loss drug offers hope, solution

Augusta's Sweetheart

Trade fueled by demand
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- They call it the Golden Mountain. In the streets of southern Chinese cities, it has become a code between those trying to get to America and those who might help.

Bush: Flag issue is up to South Carolinians
SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. -- Saying outsiders should ``butt out,'' Texas Gov. George W. Bush was dismissive Monday of NAACP efforts to force down the Confederate flag from the Statehouse dome through a national tourism boycott.

Christian, Hanspard form a potent backfield

For Robert Edwards, the road to recovery is long and hard

New safety thankful for teammates

LA council opposes tax dollars for NFL

Cowboys' Sanders works out in pads

Mr. Clinton Thompson
Mr. Clinton Thompson died Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at Jennings Health Care.

James McGahee
DEARING -- James Brandon McGahee, 16, of 5297 Kelly Road, died Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center, Augusta.

Mr. Curtis Lazenby Jr.
THOMSON -- Mr. Curtis ``Bay Bay'' Lazenby Jr., 48, of 630 Martin Luther King Jr. St., died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Staff Sgt. Christopher Clark
WRENS, Ga. -- Staff Sgt. Christopher Logue Clark, 38, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, in Livingston, Texas.

Mrs. Dot Rich
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Dot McGee Rich, 51, died Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Hattie Moncrief
SILOAM, Ga. -- Mrs. Hattie Thea Atkinson Moncrief, 95, of 4461 Georgia Highway 15 S., died Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Fred Jackson Sr.
Mr. Fred Jackson Sr., 87, of 708 East Chapman St., died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at University Hospital.

Ms. Dorothy Fronek
Ms. Dorothy Maddox Fronek, 83, of 3740 Belair Road, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Ms. Ellen Smith
RAYLE, Ga. -- Ms. Ellen Berry Smith, 56, of 6419 Lexington Road, died Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Roy Holmes Sr.
WILLISTON, S.C. -- Mr. Roy Holmes Sr., of 504 Elko St., died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. James Hair
THOMSON -- Mr. James Harmon Hair, 76, of 715 Pineview Drive, died Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Alexander McTeer
MILLEN, Ga. -- Mr. Alexander Sanders McTeer, 83, of 466 S. Gray St., died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Mickey Wilkerson
THOMSON -- Mr. Mickey Wilkerson, 48, of 1770 Ridge Road, died Monday, Sept. 8, 1999, at McDuffie County Hospital.

Mr. Raymond Dixon
WAYNESBORO, GA. -- Mr. Raymond Dixon, 82, died Monday, Sept, 6, 1999, at Burke County Hospital.

Mrs. Erma Freeman
AIKEN -- Mrs. Erma Smith Freeman, 79, of 1157 Alderman St., died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Jerry Alvin Jr.
BLACKVILLE, S.C. -- Mr. Jerry Alvin Jr. of 205 Izlar St., died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Charles Selinger
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Charles J. ``Joe'' Selinger, 89, of 229 Hillside Drive, died Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Ms. Shelia Crane
WASHINGTON, Ga. -- Ms. Shelia Michelle Crane, 28, of 660-A Lincoln Circle, died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999.

Tess Oliver
TWIN CITY, Ga. -- Tess Breanne Oliver, infant daughter of Ricky and Barbara Oliver, died Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. William Short
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. William O. ``Bill'' Short died Monday, Sept. 6, 1999.

Mr. Everette Booth
LYONS, Ga. -- Mr. Everette M. Booth, 75, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Michael Kline
GROVETOWN -- Mr. Michael Matthew Kline, 44, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mr. Burris McAlister
BLACKVILLE, S.C. -- Mr. Burris McAlister, 86, of Shipwright Circle, died Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Fred Harbeson
BROOKLET, Ga. -- Mr. Fred Jacob Harbeson, 86, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999, at Bulloch Memorial Hospital.

Vivion Price
Services for VIVION CURTIS PRICE will be held Thursday, September 9, 1999 at 11 a.m. in First Baptist Church, Camden, with burial and graveside service at 4 p.m. in Riverview Memorial Gardens, Charleston, SC.

Mrs. Jo Ann Reese-Sketoe
HARLEM -- Mrs. Jo Ann E. Reese-Sketoe, 66, of Mack Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999.

Rev. Rick Greene
CONYERS, Ga. -- The Rev. Rick Greene, 44, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Mildred Wilder
GLOVERVILLE -- Mrs. Mildred Raborn Wilder, 80, of 268 Glover St., died Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Collis Dandy
AIKEN -- Mr. Collis Dandy, 59, of 112 Weaver St., died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Claudia Hatcher
Mrs. Claudia Hatcher, of 2313 Henry Circle, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Edna Gilpin
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Edna Lorene Gilpin, 75, died Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mr. Burris McAlister

Mrs. Edna Gilpin

Tess Oliver

Mr. Alexander McTeer

Ms. Ellen Smith

James McGahee

Mr. Fred Jackson Sr.

Mrs. Claudia Hatcher

Mr. William Short

Rev. Rick Greene

Staff Sgt. Christopher Clark

Mr. Mickey Wilkerson

Mr. Roy Holmes Sr.

Mr. Curtis Lazenby Jr.

Mrs. Mildred Wilder

Mr. Collis Dandy

Mr. Everette Booth

Mrs. Hattie Moncrief

Ms. Shelia Crane

Mr. James Hair

Mr. Fred Harbeson

Ms. Dorothy Fronek

Mr. Clinton Thompson

Mrs. Dot Rich

Mr. Raymond Dixon

Mr. Jerry Alvin Jr.

Claims column mocks Catholicism
I have always enjoyed the column, ``Off the Wall,'' by P.S. Wall, which appears in the Tuesday edition of The Chronicle. I have found it to be a gentle comedy about relationships and welcomed it when it was first printed. Charleen Luther, Augusta

Hits analysts' take on the economy
If economist Alan Greenspan and ``gas bags'' from radio and TV talk shows would leave their computers and polls ... go out into the real world of supermarkets, retail stores, banks, gas stations and check health insurance costs, they might change their opinions. Carl W. Rafoth, Augusta

Wants focus on bigger school issues
I would like to address the matter of teaching assistants being cut in Richmond County schools. Vince Louis, Augusta

Debunks Gould's NOMA solution
Letter writer Connie Lyngby recently offered the Stephen Jay Gould solution to disputes between Christianity and evolutionary naturalism. John Reed, Evans

Leave fuel law alone
Environmentalists are pressing Congress for higher fuel economy standards for light trucks, including popular minivans and sports utility vehicles, arguing that since these vehicles are used like passenger cars, they ought to be regulated as such.

Hits liberals' use of "gun obsession"
Are guns the problem in our society or are our own actions to blame? Is a so-called ``gun advocate'' also pro-gun violence? Lately, the argument against personal ownership has focused on the issue of obsession. Vince Colwell, Martinez

Back McCaffrey Plan
A Peruvian news service, with close ties to the Peruvian military, reports that U.S. anti-drug czar Barry McCaffrey is quietly lobbying Latin American leaders to organize a military intervention force to pacify Colombia.

Jabs embarrassing "drivel" about S.C.
Regarding the Sept. 1 letter from Melvin Sapp: L.G. Stemper, Augusta

Thinks parents should choose clothes
The New Hope Community Center is collecting school uniforms for the needy. God bless them. They gave out over 140 uniforms the other day with 200still in line needing the uniforms. T. Spivey, Augusta

Dress code whiners
The dress code controversy continues to rage in Columbia County. Whether she realizes it or not, Breonne DeDecker, the Greenbrier High student circulating a petition to strike down her school's dress code, epitomizes -- in her baggy pants, sloppy shirt and multi-colored hair -- why a dress code is needed.

Raps commissioners over water
South Augusta is drying up. The west has all the water, but because the south is drying up the politicians think the west should dry up too. Joseph C. Bongard, Augusta

Rescind clemency!
It looks like the 16 Puerto Rican terrorists, jailed since the early 1980s on sedition and weapons convictions, are not going to let the president and first lady off the clemency hook. Already, most are accepting Bill Clinton's clemency offer.

Raps Kansas for putting limits on God
The question of evolution vs. creationism has again come to the fore following the Kansas School Board's decision to remove questions about macroevolution and ``the big bang'' from the state competency exam. Andy C. Reese, Augusta

McEnroe to be named Davis Cup captain

Thrashers to hire Bob Mason as goalie consultant

Rhodes will be Thrashers' last line of defense

Enforcer wants to be known for more than fighting

Hingis breezes to semifinals

Changes in store at Augusta National

Venus, Hingis set for showdown

Serena joins sister in Open quarters

Toxic chemical control treaty resumes
GENEVA -- Measures to control 12 toxic chemicals known as ``the dirty dozen'' are at the top of the agenda as negotiators gather Monday for talks on the first global treaty to limit or ban the substances.

Study: Will to live fluctuates
LONDON -- The will to live in dying cancer patients fluctuates enormously, research led by a psychiatrist in Canada suggests. The research team also concluded that as death gets closer, physical distress replaces mental anxiety as the main factor weakening the wish to go on living.

Addicted smokers willing to pay increased cigarette prices
ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Jonah Lowder walked out of the convenience store with the pained expression of a man spurned. In a way he was. A clerk rejected the 22-year-old Winthrop University student's expired drivers license as proof of his age as he tried to buy a $2.69 pack of cigarettes.

Athletes can suffer long-lasting damage from two blows to the head
CHICAGO -- Two or more significant blows to the head while playing sports can harm teen-agers' thinking abilities for years to come, according to studies that suggest such injuries are more serious than some coaches and parents might think.

Study links TV to sleep loss
CHICAGO -- Children who watch a lot of television -- especially at bedtime or on a TV set in their bedroom -- are more likely to resist going to bed, have trouble sleeping or wake up more, a study suggests.

Researcher: Chips and French fries make up one-third of teens' veggies
NEW ORLEANS -- Kids aren't fat just because they're couch potatoes, but because they stuff themselves with mountains of potatoes cooked the least healthy way, a researcher says.

Movie-making becomes scientific research
WASHINGTON -- When the Smithsonian Institution and the IMAX Corp. decided to make a movie about the Galapagos Islands the result went beyond the giant screen -- scientists squeezed in enough research to discover more than a dozen marine species.

Weight-loss drug offers hope, solution
After battling her body since she was a little girl, Debra Kirkland of Augusta seemed to have hit on the solution to her weight problems a few years ago. She began taking a pill that blocked her body from absorbing 30 percent of the fat she ate.

Researcher says Nazis denied recognition to aspirin pioneer
LONDON -- The true discoverer of aspirin was not the scientist long credited with the achievement but his German Jewish superior, whose role was rewritten when the Nazis came to power, an expert on the history of drugs said Tuesday.

IRS shortens its Web address
WASHINGTON -- Its tax forms may be longer than ever, but the Internal Revenue Service is shortening its World Wide Web site address.

Adults stumped by slang challenge

Slang influenced by friends, movies
Like fashion and music, teen slang comes and goes -- what was once ``phat'' is now ``tight'' or ``sweet.''

Your style

Slang influenced by friends, movies

Your style
THE FACTS: Amanda Herring (left), 14, a sophomore at Greenbrier High School, and Tiffany Folger, 15, a sophomore at Evans High School.

Adults stumped by slang challenge
Here are results from the ``Xtreme Teen Slang Challenge.'' We asked some adults -- including a doctor, coach and policeman -- to decipher a list of '90s slang using the word in a sentence. Here are some of the results, followed by the real thing:

Addicted smokers willing to pay increased cigarette prices

Study: Will to live fluctuates

Researcher says Nazis denied recognition to aspirin pioneer

Researcher: Chips and French fries make up one-third of teens' veggies

Toxic chemical control treaty resumes

Movie-making becomes scientific research

Weight-loss drug offers hope, solution

Athletes can suffer long-lasting damage from two blows to the head

Study links TV to sleep loss

IRS shortens its Web address