Mets top Dodgers

Jackets to play Cape Fear Crocs on Tuesday

Hundreds attend Hunter's funeral

Braves lose to Giants

GreenJackets advance to finals

Braves notebook

Braves notebook

GreenJackets notebook: Gardner shuffles lineup for Game 2

GreenJackets take Game 2

Maddux off; Braves fall to Giants

Pay close attention to nature

Polluted air may keep businesses from Augusta
The faint, summer haze lingering on Augusta's horizon is nothing new. Yet the relatively new stigma of a city with polluted air is taking a toll on Augusta's image, according to those working to lure new industry.

Biz bits
Martha Calderwood recently joined Baird & Co. in the bookkeeping department.

Industrial parks given priority
If you have a car lot with no cars, then you don't have much to sell. Local leaders involved in economic development say it's the same with industrial parks.

Augusta area expecting slow growth

Area economy precarious
Here is next year's local economic forecast in a nutshell: more of the same, but a little less.

Uneasy health insurance gaps are avoidable

Mix changing in job market
Last month, two articles published on the same page told two different stories about the economy.

Industrial parks given priority

Business briefs: Palmetto named top employer
Palmetto Industries International has been recognized as the Employer of the Year by Kerr Business College.

Polluted air may keep businesses from Augusta

City upgrading all routes
Late at night, when traffic slows and the hot sun goes away, a crew of construction workers has been widening Interstate 520 -- the multilane expressway that lets cars zip around the Augusta area. It is one of many projects designed to improve area infrastructure -- the underpinning of cities that is so crucial to development, economic experts say. Good roads, rail and air service are some of the key criteria of companies looking to locate here.

Area economy precarious

City upgrading all routes

Mix changing in job market

Biz bits

Uneasy health insurance gaps are avoidable
NEW YORK -- On any given day, tens of millions of Americans may be without health care coverage.

Augusta area expecting slow growth
The Augusta-Aiken area has prospered, but not as much as other cities. And area residents can look for more of the same through the new year, economists say.

Debit cards have limitations
Q: I recently tried to reserve a rental car using my debit card, but I was turned down. How can this happen?

Augusta area primed for growth
The Augusta-Aiken area has prospered, but not as much as other cities. And area residents can look for more of the same through the new year, economists say.

Georgia notes: Ex-Laney star shines for Bulldogs

Dorsey: Yellow Jackets try to maintain their focus

No. 21 Alabama 37, Houston 10

Georgia Southern walks over Wofford

SC State outlasts tough Benedict

Wake Forest 34, Army 15

Clemson's offense overpowers Virginia

Georgia Tech loses Burns for season

Florida romps over Central Florida 58-27

Gamecocks' offense woes get worse

East Carolina 27, Duke 9

Bulldogs outmuscle Gamecocks

Georgia Tech notes: Georgians, Floridians play on opposite sides

Notes portray typical teen
ATLANTA -- Rare letters and notes written by a young Malcolm X give almost no hint of the radical civil rights leader he would become. Instead, they portray a typical teen-ager who liked to jitterbug, admired pretty girls and wanted to be a lawyer someday.

A look at the 20th century: 1971
A tumultuous struggle ensued throughout 1971 to get Richmond County schools integrated, the free press scored in the Pentagon Papers case, the country's most notorious killer was sentenced to die and a golf legend who put Augusta on the sports map died at age 85.

S.C. tax revamp needed

Seeks less whining, more activism

Urges support for S.C. video poker

Compares evolution, geocentric flaps

Key Aiken vote Tuesday

Phil Kent: Cheek the man to beat; don't ruin the BBQ

Praises wealthy who share riches

Bush too soft on immigration

Rebuts anti-evolution theory arguments

Cites lessons to be learned from Waco

Scathes candidate Green for mobility

House of many memories
Atop a hill, under dangling Spanish moss, Katharine Colgan looked at her old family home, Kathwood Plantation.

Did miner kill, cannibalize companions?
Had they not been so greedy, perhaps the small band of prospectors working a claim on the western slopes of the Rockies would have been sensible and left when the first snow fell that winter of 1874.

Seasons stay same in business
Dear Carson: I hope you'll address the topic of business attire for women in more formal office settings, particularly in the summer.

Book highlights best shows, movies of week
Inside Sunday's edition of The Augusta Chronicle you'll find our new television guide, TV Week.

Augusta arts tenure was fulfilling experience
By the time you read this, I'll be packing boxes, cleaning floors and making the refrigerator fit for human use.

What I did on my summer vacation ...
Leonard and Marian Collins of Barnwell, S.C., visited Boston this summer. Here they are standing at the spot where Paul Revere started his historic ride.

In the know
ABC, NBC, and CBS use movies to lure prime-time viewers away from the Emmy Awards on Fox.

Rehearsing the role
Roy Cornelius Smith knows all about the starving artist syndrome -- he has lived it.

Bass lurk around lake 'grass'

Evans tops Alexander

Prep football week in review

Pay close attention to nature
My grandfather was not a learned man. A horseman and farmer, he did not have the benefit of a college education. In fact, his public school experience was said to be minimal. But he knew the answers to other mysteries.

Book highlights best shows, movies of week

Rehearsing the role

Augusta arts tenure was fulfilling experience

House of many memories

Seasons stay same in business

Did miner kill, cannibalize companions?

In the know

Teen's violent death still haunts friends, neighbors

Aiken's Makin' lures crowd

Fight over pro boxers turns fatal

Thurmond returns to hospital for tests

Post helps endangered populations

Across the area

Fight over pro boxers turns fatal
WILLISTON, S.C. -- A weekend argument over a professional boxing match turned deadly outside a family get-together in Barnwell County, sheriff's officials said Sunday.

More financial coverage fits readers' needs

More financial coverage fits readers' needs
eople who work at The Augusta Chronicle like it when we can give readers what they have asked for. It makes life much more pleasant.

Fun fair encourages calling 911

Farmers harvest peanut crop hit by drought, virus

Official explains ticket shortage

Poker ban gets push from GOP
COLUMBIA -- Republicans say it is not partisanship or payback time, but the party is jumping into the effort to ban video gambling.

State looks to simpler election code

Prayer seeks end to violence
AIKEN -- Sophomore April Adams bowed her head Sunday and prayed for Aiken High School in front of 200 classmates.

One life saved

Across the area
Mother of three killed in wreck ... Four indicted in alleged scam

Panel can oversee government

Coming Monday
Coming MondayChanges in television coverage do not end with TV Week. We also are expanding listings and adding a second TV page.In Television

Week to promote buses

State officials look to aid rural Georgia

Salley man backs Confederate flag

Concert sells out too quick for some

More financial coverage fits readers' needs

A look at the 20th century: 1971

Coming Monday

Home front: Woman founded Augusta Christian Schools
Leila Havird wanted the answers to life. She left home in 1944 to study Christian education and missionary work at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. ``It was the first time in my life I could make decisions on my own,'' said Ms. Havird, who entered the school at age 23.

MCG carnival brings smiles

Klan marches through Clover

Salley man backs Confederate flag
SALLEY -- The strong, brown stems of a vine twining around the pole in his side yard tell a truth about Lourie A. Salley III.

Prayer seeks end to violence

State officials look to aid rural Georgia
SPARTA, Ga. -- People in Sparta will tell you Hancock County used to be a bustling place before the Civil War and that historic homes, cheap land and plentiful water are the assets that could restore prosperity. The one asset in short supply has been hope.

Security boosted for trial
APPLING -- Yellow police tape, two bomb dogs and a walk-through metal detector protected prospective jurors at the Appling courthouse as attorneys selected a jury for the trial of Narciso Pineda.

State looks to simpler election code
ATLANTA -- In 1997, the tiny south Georgia city of Baconton became America's poster town for political apathy.

This week in South Carolina
The American Association of Retired Persons sponsors a health insurance seminar at 3 p.m. at South Aiken Presbyterian Church, 1711 Whiskey Road, Aiken. For details, call John Callan at (803) 648-8960 or George Sabine at (803) 663-4188.

Farmers harvest peanut crop hit by drought, virus
ALBANY, Ga. -- After a summer of drought, disease and some of the lowest commodity prices in years, weary Georgia farmers are harvesting their peanut crop.

Poker ban gets push from GOP

Flag stirs powerful emotions
AIKEN -- The Confederate flag is more than a scrap of fabric waving in the breeze above South Carolina's Capitol.

State grapples with flag debate
AIKEN -- When the NAACP called for an economic boycott of South Carolina until it lowers the Confederate flag from its Statehouse dome, a question in some minds was why it would stop at the state line.

MCG carnival brings smiles
With a black bat painted on his forehead, 6-year-old Jacob Williams took his chances with the big pillowy green dice.

One life saved
Samuel Antonio Acevedo, 2, in the arms of his father, Sam, gets some attention at the MCG Children's Medical Center carnival Saturday.

Fun fair encourages calling 911
A fierce lyricist for a day, 52-year-old Granny Rapper delivered rhymes Saturday touting the efficiency of Augusta's 911 Center staff.

More financial coverage fits readers' needs
eople who work at The Augusta Chronicle like it when we can give readers what they have asked for. It makes life much more pleasant.

Official explains ticket shortage
I am not one to complain, but I just spent the last 15 hours in front of your box office, 25th in line and got nosebleed seats (section 223). I understand there was a great demand for these tickets, but we, the citizens of the CSRA, should have at least had a better choice.

Flag stirs powerful emotions

Concert sells out too quick for some
Not willing to risk busy signals and computer glitches, more than 500 people waited in line Saturday for the chance to buy Elton John tickets at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center box office.

State grapples with flag debate

Week to promote buses
There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but Richmond County residents can get a free ride Monday on the public bus.

Campaign spotlights candidates

Across the area: City plays host to Harley riders
Tests: Gunman not on drugs ... State must pay company's debt ... Search under way for suspect

Across the area: City plays host to Harley riders

Panel can oversee government
All grand juries are not equal. While grand jury subpoenas delivered last week to Augusta commissioners may stir up images of a Whitewater-type investigation in the minds of local citizens, the Richmond County grand jury and the one convened by Judge Kenneth Starr have little in common, according to District Attorney Danny Craig.

SRS seeks members for board

Aiken's Makin' lures crowd
Hundreds of onlookers cheered when the Southland Express cloggers took the stage Saturday at the 23rd Annual Aiken's Makin' Arts and Crafts Show.

Coming Tuesday
Are your children experiencing Pokemon withdrawal? The smash cartoon is on a new station at a new time.

Campaign spotlights candidates
AIKEN -- With only one Aiken City Council member facing opposition in Tuesday's Republican primary, the spotlight is on the ``clean campaign'' between incumbent Karen Papouchado and challenger Don Sprawls for the District 3 seat.

Klan marches through Clover
CLOVER, S.C. -- A high school sophomore picked up applications for himself and friends as about two dozen Ku Klux Klan members rallied here.

SRS seeks members for board
Local residents who want to influence Savannah River Site operations now have their chance.

Home front: Woman founded Augusta Christian Schools

Millionaire urges support for black colleges
Rags-to-riches millionaire attorney Willie E. Gary pledged $100,000 to Paine College during a speech Sunday at the college for Good Samaritan Church's Men's Day celebration.

Millionaire urges support for black colleges

Post helps endangered populations
Stepping softly along the sandy firebreak, Ken Boyd followed the sound of high-pitched, staccato chirps into a stand of tall long-leaf pines at Fort Gordon.

Security boosted for trial

Teen's violent death still haunts friends, neighbors
Long after Melanie Richey's killers were sent to prison, April Reese had nightmares of being at the ``scary bridge'' the night her 15-year-old classmate was killed.

This week in South Carolina

Thurmond returns to hospital for tests
U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, back in the hospital for medical tests and observation during the weekend, has made an estimated five previously unreported trips to the medical center on weekends in the past three months for a variety of ailments.

Coming Tuesday

Sequel had big problems

Titans sqeek past Bengals

Patriots beat ailing Jets

NFL game schedule

Griese begins, and Marino keeps on going

Ex-Bulldog will start at wide receiver

Cowboys defeat Redskins in OT

Browns, Steelers renew NFL's fiercest rivalry

Andersen misses two attempts

Saints run past Panthers

Underdog Falcons unfazed by predictions

Falcons notebook

Falcons lose Vikings rematch

Miss Pearl Anderson
TIGNALL, Ga. -- Miss Pearl A. Anderson, 86, of 165 Pope St., died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Ella Stokes
ALLENDALE, S.C. -- Mrs. Ella Mae Creech Stokes, 70, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999.

Mrs. Evelyn Donald
Mrs. Evelyn Donald, 85, of 825 Spruce St., died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, at her residence.

Ms. Mary Clem
Ms. Mary Rahn Clem, 77, of 403 N. Belair Road, Evans, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Hazel Youmans
AIKEN -- Mrs. Hazel W. Youmans, 77, of 1619 Joyner Pond Road, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Raymond Weber
Mr. Raymond Paul Weber, 62, of 4013 Prescott Drive, Martinez, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. Robert Burroughs Jr.
GRANITEVILLE -- Mr. Robert Benjamin Burroughs Jr., 70, of 38 Oakwood Drive, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Raymond Weber
MARTINEZ -- Mr. Raymond Paul Weber, 62, of 4013 Prescott Drive, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mrs. Mary Kernaghan
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Mrs. Mary W. Kernaghan, 84, of 427 Columbia Road, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at Edgefield County Hospital.

Rashawn Walker
Rashawn Dwayne Walker, infant son of LaTina Walker Roberts and Horace Roberts, of 2407 Crystal Court, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. James Middleton
JACKSON, Miss. -- Mr. James L. Middleton, of 726 Woodacre Road, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Ms. Carrie Flowers
HEPHZIBAH -- Ms. Carrie Bell Flowers, 74, of 2669 Barclay St., died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Mary Allen
AIKEN -- Mrs. Mary M. ``Bitsy'' Allen, 75, of 102 Crepe Myrtle Court, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Berta McKinney
LINCOLNTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Berta Mae McKinney, 100, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at Windermere Nursing Home, Augusta.

Mrs. Lucille Norris
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Lucille Norris, 83, of 130 Norwood Road, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at McDuffie County Hospital.

Mrs. Ella Eady
ALLENDALE, S.C. -- Mrs. Ella Mae Hayward Eady, 61, of Route 1 Box 89 B-2, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Mary Crider
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mrs. Mary Keenan Crider, 69, of 308 Seminole Drive, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at Lee Memorial Hospital, Fort Meyers, Fla.

Mr. Marvin Pearman
Mr. Marvin Charles Pearman, 82, of 3312 Crane Ferry Road, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Bonnie Zeigler
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mrs. Bonnie Pierce Zeigler, 85, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at Jennings Healthcare Center, Augusta.

Mr. William Banks Jr.
PLUM BRANCH, S.C. -- Mr. William Wilkes ``Bill'' Banks Jr., 79, of Box 198 Red Hill Road, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Theodore Dehmel
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Theodore Dehmel, 77, of 1200 Talisman Drive, died Saturday, Sept., 4, 1999, at Anne Maria Nursing Center.

Mrs. Mary Allen
AIKEN -- Mrs. Mary M. ``Bitsy'' Allen, 75, of 102 Crepe Myrtle Court, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Mrs. Margaret Rutledge
Mrs. Margaret Clements Rutledge, 82, of 326 Boy Scout Road, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at Sunrise Assisted Living.

Mrs. Donna Baughman
WAGENER -- Mrs. Donna Jean Franklin Baughman, 46, of 2736 Old 96 Indian Trail, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Jean Kirkland
BRONX, N.Y. -- Mrs. Jean O. Kirkland, 43, of 2709 Webb Ave., died Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at her residence.

Mr. Cluese Kitchens
TENNILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Cluese Wilson Kitchens, 83, of 313 Third Ave., died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at Oconee Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Kathleen McClain
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mrs. Kathleen Ann McClain, formerly of Aiken, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Ellen Nash
WASHINGTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Ellen H. Nash, 86, of 147 Hoffman Lane, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at Wills Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Henry Harrison
Mr. Henry Leon Harrison, 77, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. James Tutt
THOMSON -- Mr. James Tutt, 77, of 2272 Sallywhite Road, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at Thomson Manor Nursing Home.

Mr. Paul Cumston
THOMSON -- Mr. Paul Edward Cumston, 65, of 447 Lakewood Drive, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. Thomas Kneece
TRENTON, S.C. -- Mr. Thomas H. ``Tommy'' Kneece, of 3363 Highway 19, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Ms. Corinne Smith
DOUGLAS, Ga. -- Ms. Corinne O'Steen Smith, 89, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, in Coffee County.

Mr. James Middleton

Mr. Raymond Weber

Mr. Henry Harrison

Ms. Carrie Flowers

Mrs. Ella Stokes

Mr. Robert Burroughs Jr.

Mrs. Evelyn Donald

Mrs. Ella Eady

Mrs. Mary Allen

Miss Pearl Anderson

Mr. Theodore Dehmel

Mr. Paul Cumston

Mr. James Tutt

Rashawn Walker

Mrs. Jean Kirkland

Mr. Thomas Kneece

Mrs. Bonnie Zeigler

Mr. William Banks Jr.

Mrs. Kathleen McClain

Mr. Marvin Pearman

Ms. Corinne Smith

Mrs. Ellen Nash

Mrs. Margaret Rutledge

Mrs. Lucille Norris

Mrs. Donna Baughman

Mrs. Mary Allen

Mrs. Mary Kernaghan

Mr. Raymond Weber

Mrs. Mary Crider

Phil Kent: Cheek the man to beat; don't ruin the BBQ
THE SPRAWLING Augusta-Richmond County Commission's 6th District goes from Blythe over to the Tobacco Road area by Fort Gordon and then winds through Gracewood and eventually over to Mount Vernon. Its commissioner, J.B. Powell, has been playing coy as to whether or not he'll run.

Urges support for S.C. video poker
I believe it is possible for some people to become addicted to playing video poker machines. They may neglect their families for their own selfish desires. Martha Lee, Beech Island

Bush too soft on immigration
GOP presidential candidate Steve Forbes is rightfully scoring points against frontrunner George W. Bush on the illegal immigration issue.

Seeks action on 'dirty little secret'
I would like to thank The Chronicle for reporting the serious matter of the Central Savannah River Area's animal control problems, justly named ``Augusta's dirty little secret.'' Laurie Davis, North Augusta

Scathes candidate Green for mobility
Enough is enough. Just when you thought you heard the last of Brian Green, he surfaces again. James Lett, Hephzibah

Hits Richmond's school uniform policy
I have three children in the Richmond County school system and this year's uniform policy has been quite a dilemma for us. Although my husband and I are for a stricter dress code we are completely against the uniform policy. I am a stay-at-home mom who sees my children off to school each morning and they are dressed conforming to the dress code -- and always have been. Darlene Oswald, Augusta

Key Aiken vote Tuesday
District 3, comprising much of Aiken's west side, is the only City Council seat being contested in Tuesday's election; even so, voters there ought to take notice. It could be a lollapalooza.

Notes Moraetes' many contributions
Re Vernon Forrest's comments concerning the Augusta Boxing Club and its director, Tom Moraetes: Laura Luther, Augusta

Cites lessons to be learned from Waco
The Waco fiasco taught five lessons we should have learned shortly after kindergarten: Tom Zwemer, Augusta

Kill the 'Gore tax'
U.S. Rep. Billy Tauzin, R-La., who heads a key telecommunications subcommittee, is taking another stab at driving a stake into the heart of the notorious (and likely unconstitutional) ``Al Gore tax.''

Praises wealthy who share riches
I have read many wacky articles, but the Sept. 4 guest column by Dr. Andrew Bernstein relative to Bill Gates is the most idiotic I have ever read. C.A. Dabney, Augusta

Back greenbelt plan
Gov. Roy Barnes' `solace for the soul' plan, as he characterizes it, serves notice he wants a Peach State greenbelt to be part of his legacy.

Sees science and spirituality all one
Connie Lyngby of Grovetown (letter, Sept. 3) made a very important point in The Chronicle. If you are one who thinks deep enough to ponder truth in spirituality and truth in science then you understand how all is one and one is all. Thomas Hudson, Martinez

'Chides' Gore's omission from Internet articles
I read with great interest the two Sept. 1 articles about the beginning of the Internet. Both articles went through the process of the first computer and the men who developed the concept of the Internet back in 1969. Donny Gray, Augusta

The evils of day trading
It is good news to see there will be a Sept. 16 U.S. Senate Governmental Affairs subcommittee hearing on day trading, a ruinous practice that more Americans became aware of after a frustrated, debt-ridden day trader named Mark O. Barton murdered nine people at two Atlanta trading firms.

Compares evolution, geocentric flaps
Some regard the theory of evolution as being against the Bible, and give arguments, claiming scientific basis, to show that the theory is wrong. This controversy about evolution versus creationism resembles the conflict that took place 400 years ago about the structure of the universe. William G. Collins, Aiken, SC

S.C. tax revamp needed
Not many South Carolina taxpayers have heard of the nine-member Local Government Funding System Steering Committee, but they will soon hear about its work. The panel, which includes state officials and legislators, met for the first time last week. Its Herculean assignment: revamp the state's tax structure.

Rebuts anti-evolution theory arguments
I would like to respond to Jane Dennis' recent letter concerning evolution. The points she made attempting to refute evolution are either wrong or misleading: J.A. Brown, Augusta

Cites progress toward King's 'dream'
I am writing in response to Ryan H. Beaty's Aug. 22 article titled "Notes `dream' admired but ignored.'' Felix Jackson, Augusta

Seeks less whining, more activism
It's time for the crying about school uniform and dress codes to stop. People who have a problem with the uniform policy in Richmond County and the dress code in Columbia County need to just get over it. The boards of education in these counties are only following the indications they get from the voters. Russell A. Wilder, Evans

Bass lurk around lake 'grass'

River Club could become new player in Regions Cup

Rookie Stewart makes breathrough

Treating heart attacks on golf courses

Five inductees set for Augusta honor

Agassi captures U.S. Open title

ECHL makes rules changes in effort to shorten games

Sutton cruises in Canada

Serena Williams wins U.S. Open

Asian-Pacific leaders confront Y2K issue
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Asian and Pacific heads of state began their first full session of meetings Sunday by tackling a profound philosophical question: when to celebrate the new millennium.

Second E. coli outbreak sickens more than 140
PETERSBURG, Ill. -- More than 140 people were sickened with a potentially deadly strain of E. coli after partying in a cow pasture last weekend, and state health officials were scrambling to reach more than 1,800 others who were there.

Musical treasures unearthed
NEW YORK -- Alex Miller, head of the recently revived Buddha Records, views his new gig as a five-day extension of his weekend.

Tiny MRI produces sharper image
WASHINGTON -- The government has approved sale of a tiny MRI probe that doctors can thread into a patient's throat to provide extra-clear images from inside the body instead of the standard outside-the-body MRI.

Dreamcast adventure game should be a hit
The action-adventure game Blue Stinger is an excellent introduction to Sega's Dreamcast console, an engrossing production that will keep you busy and entertained for many hours.

Public service ads to explain v-chip technology
WASHINGTON -- With at least half of all new television sets equipped with v-chips, new public service announcements starring Kermit the Frog are trying to get over one of the biggest challenges of the technology: Parents don't know how to use the v-chips.

Mars Climate Orbiter snaps first picture
PASADENA, Calif. -- The first picture snapped by a camera aboard the Mars Climate Orbiter shows the red planet from 2.8 million miles away looking like a tiny, out-of-focus piece of elbow macaroni.

Leg pain may indicate serious problem
WASHINGTON -- Do your lower legs hurt after you walk a few blocks? Are they sometimes numb, tingly or cold?

Chinese AIDS sufferer battles bureaucracy, discrimination
BEIJING -- One of the last sounds Song Pengfei heard after doctors accidentally severed his artery was his blood cascading onto the operating room floor. One doctor, afraid the teen-age patient was dying, fled in panic.

Mars Climate Orbiter snaps first picture

Chinese AIDS sufferer battles bureaucracy, discrimination

Leg pain may indicate serious problem

Musical treasures unearthed

Asian-Pacific leaders confront Y2K issue

Second E. coli outbreak sickens more than 140

Dreamcast adventure game should be a hit

Public service ads to explain v-chip technology