Maddux off; Braves fall to Giants

Jackets to play Cape Fear Crocs on Tuesday

Braves notebook

Hundreds attend Hunter's funeral

GreenJackets not celebrating yet

Braves notebook: Millwood could reach 20 wins

GreenJackets advance to finals

Weak bench could hurt Braves in postseason

Nosedive continues for Braves

Mets top Dodgers

Firm plans center near Army base

Additional business news

3Com to spin off Palm Pilots
NEW YORK -- Wall Street investors are among the most loyal users of 3Com's popular Palm electronic organizer. But now they get to vote about how the gadget really stacks up against the competition.

Business Golf 101 seminar

3Com to spin off Palm Pilots

Local consumers miss benefits

Business Golf 101 seminar
BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. -- When Professor Dan Weilbaker dons a golf cap and glove and grabs a putter for a lecture, he doesn't have to yell ''Fore!'' to get attention.

Firm plans center near Army base
A local real estate developer is transforming a once trash-filled lot in south Richmond County into an upscale shopping center.

Local consumers miss benefits
A grass-roots organization trying to increase competition in the local phone business says consumers need to start getting more vocal.

Additional business news
Light trading leads to slight Dow drop...Hartsfield work to result in delays...Motorola courts cable box company...Sony sets PlayStation2 schedule

Holtz may be telling truth about South Carolina

Donnan claims he didn't single out USC's Abraham for dirty play

ACC/SEC players of the week

Gamecocks' offense woes get worse

Gamecocks hope to avoid third straight loss

Georgia Tech loses Burns for season

Tuesday morning quarterback

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.

St. Paul's stands the test of time
St. Paul's Episcopal Church is more than a place of worship. It's a window to Augusta's past.

Offers suggestion for grand jury

Clinton's smelly loan

Supports Cheek in south Augusta

A breath of fresh air
Breathing. You figured you already had this down pat. But it turns out that thousands of Americans are attending classes and buying books to relearn this basic bodily function.

Pokemon show is still on the air and going strong
Are the children in your house suffering from Pokemon withdrawal? The animated series used to air at 8 a.m. weekdays on WFXG-TV (Channel 54). But the addition of the WB network as a cable station to Jones Intercable on Sept. 1 meant the local Fox affiliate could no longer offer the show.

In the know
TV WEEK: Thanks to everyone who called and wrote to give us feedback on our new TV Week, the new 52-page television guide that premiered in The Chronicle on Sunday.

Pokemon show is still on the air and going strong

A breath of fresh air

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.

Millionaire urges support for black colleges

This week in South Carolina

Committee OKs improvement funds

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.

Hodges orders evacuation

Evacuees head for Augusta

Group rips plan to end race points

Prayer seeks end to violence

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

Qualifying begins for commission race

Post helps endangered populations

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.

Poker ban gets push from GOP

Coastal Georgians head inland
Coastal Georgia residents jammed roads heading inland today as they fled Hurricane Floyd, which continued to churn in the Atlantic and threatened to hit Georgia with 125-mph winds.

Fight over pro boxers turns fatal

County to refuse request

Thurmond returns to hospital for tests

St. Paul's stands the test of time

Anti-drug speaker Ex-coach tells of athletes' habits

Security boosted for trial

Georgia prepares for Floyd

Land purchase approved

Thurmond returns to Senate duties

Klan marches through Clover

Evacuees head for Augusta
Local motels were booked, and area emergency officials kept their eye on the weather Monday as Hurricane Floyd churned toward the Southeast, promising to deliver a stronger punch to coastal Georgia and South Carolina than his predecessor, Hurricane Dennis.

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.

Officials fear air quality plan won't restore highway funding
ATLANTA -- U.S. environmental officials are concerned that a plan the state must submit by Oct. 1 to improve air quality won't be tough enough to persuade the federal government to restore a major portion of Georgia's highway money.

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

Group rips plan to end race points
ATHENS, Ga. -- If the University of Georgia abolishes racial preferences in admissions, the school could revert to the days when most black students came mainly to play for the school's revenue sports, black leaders meeting in Athens said this weekend.

Stealing statute on hold

Math teacher files lawsuit against two students
SAVANNAH -- Some teachers stand students in the corner, others expel them from class or take points off their overall grade. Theodore Brown sues for $100 million.

Evacuees head for Augusta

Georgia prepares for Floyd
National Guard called in to assist evacuations on coast; ships ordered out of Port of Savannah

Judge rules woman was insane

Evacuees head for Augusta
Local motels were booked, and area emergency officials kept their eye on the weather Monday as Hurricane Floyd churned toward the Southeast, promising to deliver a stronger punch to coastal Georgia and South Carolina than his predecessor, Hurricane Dennis.

Defense says suspect acted

Judge rules woman was insane
An elderly Augusta woman whose gunshots damaged her neighbors' home and led to a nearly three-hour standoff with police in January was found innocent Monday by reason of insanity.

Math teacher files lawsuit against two students

Residents demand board's resignation
A group of McDuffie County residents is accusing the county commission of financial mismanagement and wants the board members removed from office.

Across the area

Defense says suspect acted
APPLING -- Jurors listened Monday to the frantic 911 call of 15-year-old Mayra Juarez just moments after her cousins, Prisca and Leonel Vazquez, were shot and killed in the yard of their mobile home last Thanksgiving.

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.

Committee OKs improvement funds
An Augusta Commission committee on Monday approved $49,999 for start-up costs for Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp., but final approval must come from the full commission, which appears divided.

Teen's violent death still haunts friends, neighbors

Webster's retirement questioned
Stopping short of announcing his upcoming retirement, Richmond County Sheriff Charlie Webster told a civic club Monday that it's about time he be ``put out to pasture.''

Coastal Georgians head inland

Area briefs: City Council races to be decided today
AIKEN -- Aiken City Councilwoman Karen Papouchado faces challenger Don Sprawls in the only contested race in today's city election.

Officers to receive new guns

Hundreds take free ride with Public Transit
Hundreds of people took a free ride on Augusta's public buses Monday -- turning the first day of Transit Week into more of a success than officials ever expected.

Residents demand board's resignation

Land purchase approved
An Augusta Commission committee approved buying the final lot in the block adjacent to the historic Ezekiel Harris House on Broad Street with state grant money -- although they don't know what they will do with it, they said.

Home front: Woman founded Augusta Christian Schools

Stealing statute on hold
Augusta Commissioner Bill Kuhlke's attempt to make stealing from the city a mandatory firing offense for municipal employees didn't get to first base in a commission committee Monday.

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.

Qualifying begins for commission race
Qualifying started Monday for seats on the Augusta Commission, with only one commissioner facing opponents in Nov. 2 elections and one not yet making his plans known.

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

Area briefs: City Council races to be decided today

Coming Tuesday

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.

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.

County to refuse request
AIKEN -- No one actively involved in getting out the vote for the November video poker referendum should be allowed to work as a poll manager during the election, says James Hendrix, executive director of the South Carolina Election Commission.

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.

Officers to receive new guns
AIKEN - In the coming weeks, Aiken Public Safety officers will be issued a more precise weapon -- .40-caliber Glocks strapped to their right hips.

Hodges orders evacuation
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Gov. Jim Hodges ordered a mandatory evacuation of as many as 800,000 people in coastal areas today as Hurricane Floyd aimed for South Carolina's coast, just a week shy of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo's destructive run through the state.

Anti-drug speaker Ex-coach tells of athletes' habits
AIKEN -- An Atlanta evangelist used comedy and tales of deadly consequences Monday in a schoolhouse challenge to Aiken teen-agers to ``take a stand against drugs and alcohol.''

Thurmond returns to Senate duties
U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond banged his gavel and brought the Senate to order at noon Monday, two hours after being released from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, where he spent the weekend.

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.

Andersen misses two attempts

Falcons lose Vikings rematch

Cowboys defeat Redskins in OT

Andersen tries to put missed kicks behind him

Chandler might play next Monday

Beuerlein says cartilage damage won't sideline him

Patriots beat ailing Jets

Titans sqeek past Bengals

Sequel had big problems

Falcons notebook

Griese begins, and Marino keeps on going

Dolphins spoil Elway's big night

Saints run past Panthers

Mrs. Annie Rhodes
TENNILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Annie L. Rhodes, 51, of 527 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at Washington County Regional Medical Center.

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

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

Mr. Jack Arthur
Mr. Jack Norman Arthur, 71, of Augusta, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

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

Mrs. Cora Hinton
JASPER, Fla. -- Mrs. Cora Hinton, 92, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at Trinity Community Hospital.

Mr. George May III
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. George May III, 63, of 3104 Grange Road, died at his residence.

Mrs. Ida Hall
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Mrs. Ida Mae Swint Hall, 76, of 550 Green Ave., died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, New York.

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.

Mr. Paul Smith Sr.
SPRINGFIELD, S.C. -- Mr. Paul N. Smith Sr., 81, of 115 Louisiana St., died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

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. John Lord Jr.
Mr. John E. Lord Jr., 78, of 1931 Division St., died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

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. Johnnie Towler
Mrs. Johnnie Mae Towler, 84, of Augusta, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at Columbia-Augusta Medical Center.

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

Mr. James Brown
McCORMICK, S.C. -- Mr. James Warren Brown, 66, of 203 Windwood Point, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at his residence.

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. Nell Bowden
Mrs. Nell Bowden, 79, of Augusta, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at Kentwood Nursing Home.

Mrs. LaWanna Eubanks
Mrs. LaWanna Gay Eubanks, 76, of 467 Lawrence Drive, Evans, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at University 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.

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

Mrs. Carrie Mims
AIKEN -- Mrs. Carrie Hall Mims, 78, of 1512A Hampton Ave. N.W., died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at her residence.

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. Willie Mathis
Entered into rest Sunday, September 12, 1999, at Salem Nursing and Rehab Center. Mr. Willie Mathis of 2021 Scott Road. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

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

Mrs. Dorothy Gay
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Dorothy Wood Gay, 83, of 115 Brentwood Lane, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at Brentwood Terrace Health Center.

Mr. Louis Sheppard
AVERA, Ga. -- Mr. Louis ``Buddy'' Sheppard, 74, of 1162 Hattaway Road, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at Jefferson County Hospital.

Mr. Robert Smith
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mr. Robert Marion Smith, of 203 Springwood Court, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

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.

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

Mrs. Katherine Tapley
Mrs. Katherine TapleyNORRISTOWN, Ga. -- Mrs. Katherine Hall Tapley, 73, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at Memorial Medical Center, Savannah.

Mr. James Grice
AIKEN -- Mr. James Raymond Grice, 75, of 1413 Audobon Drive, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center.

Mrs. Lillie Stiefel
AIKEN -- Mrs. Lillie Mae Pope Stiefel died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at the Pepper Hill Nursing Center.

Mr. Earl Bowdry
BRONX, N.Y. -- Mr. Earl Bowdry, of 1590 Undercliff Ave., died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999.

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

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

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

Mr. Hubert Brady Jr.
Mr. Hubert Leonard Brady Jr., 80, of Augusta, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Mrs. Johnnie Towler

Mr. Robert Burroughs Jr.

Mrs. Nell Bowden

Mr. Paul Smith Sr.

Mrs. Ellen Nash

Mr. Earl Bowdry

Mr. George May III

Mrs. Carrie Mims

Mr. Louis Sheppard

Mr. Paul Cumston

Mr. William Banks Jr.

Mr. Robert Smith

Mrs. Mary Crider

Mrs. LaWanna Eubanks

Mr. Willie Mathis

Mr. Jack Arthur

Mr. James Grice

Mr. John Lord Jr.

Mr. James Brown

Ms. Carrie Flowers

Mrs. Cora Hinton

Miss Pearl Anderson

Mrs. Ella Eady

Mr. Paul Cumston

Mr. Marvin Pearman

Rashawn Walker

Mrs. Mary Allen

Mr. Thomas Kneece

Mrs. Lillie Stiefel

Mrs. Lucille Norris

Mrs. Katherine Tapley

Mr. James Tutt

Mr. Hubert Brady Jr.

Mrs. Donna Baughman

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.

Slams canceled meeting at Glenn Hills
It's interesting that the Richmond County Board of Education has suddenly canceled its scheduled meeting which was to be held at Glenn Hills High School on Sept. 14. Helen Minchew, Augusta

Offers suggestion for grand jury
According to the Sept. 9 Chronicle, the grand jury subpoenaed all the Augusta commissioners to appear Sept. 14. For some reason the grand jury is unwilling to comment on the reason for the appearance. William R. Blount, Augusta

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

Elton John coup
It used to be that if you wanted a ticket to a major entertainment or sporting event, you could be sure to get a good seat by getting to the box office early and having the patience to wait in line for hours, even days, if necessary.

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

Cut Indonesian aid!
In 1975 it was then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger who convinced President Gerald Ford (who didn't even know Poland was occupied by the Soviet Army) that the U.S. should not only wink at the brutal Indonesian occupation of East Timor island, but even send arms to Indonesia's army to help in a systematic slaughter on the island. Since then, hundreds of thousands of islanders have been murdered by Indonesia's military.

Clinton's smelly loan
Where's David Bonior when you need him? The Democrat minority whip from Michigan accused then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., in the mid-'90s of being a crook for accepting and then giving back a multi-million dollar book advance.

Supports Cheek in south Augusta
I am pleased to learn of Andy Cheek's intention to run for the District 6 Augusta Commission seat. b>Samuel L. Corley, Augusta

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

Calls budget surplus `magic trick'
If you think that David Copperfield making an elephant disappear was a good magic trick, ``You ain't seen nuthin' yet.'' Congress can make a surplus disappear so fast that the American people won't even know we had one; if we ever get a surplus, that is. b>Richard Amundson, 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.''

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

New commissioner eyes future

Overtime: Cally Gault to be inducted into SAC hall

Agassi captures U.S. Open title

Sutton cruises in Canada

Treating heart attacks on golf courses

Rookie Stewart makes breathrough

Study may show how cocaine triggers heart attacks
CHICAGO -- Cocaine use can promote blood clotting, which may explain how the drug triggers heart attacks in its users, according to a new study.

Company admits to selling missile technology
PHILADELPHIA -- A Pennsylvania company agreed Monday to plead guilty to illegally giving China technology that could help improve the accuracy of missiles.

NASA braces for Hurricane Floyd
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's four space shuttles were at risk as the agency braced Monday for Hurricane Floyd, a storm powerful enough to wipe out its launch pads and hangars.

Brazilian automakers going back to alcohol-run cars
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Brazilian car manufacturers, looking to boost slumping sales, are returning to the alcohol-fueled cars that used to dominate Brazil's highways.

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?

Web sites offer romances with inmates
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Robin Lunceford is looking for that special someone. Her personal ad on the Internet reads like a dream:

Blowers craft glass for SRS
In the name of science, Curt Sexton and Gary Dobos practice one of the world's oldest arts. They spend their days at Savannah River Site's research and development lab, surrounded by examples of their work -- elaborate, delicate contraptions with tubes that twist in perfect spirals and pour spouts fashioned to prevent any spills.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Adviceline: Lies won't help girlkeep her boyfriend

Teen travails
Xtreme can't be ``stuff for teens'' without teen-agers. It's like a sports section without athletes.

Your style
Brianna Smith, 16, a junior at Wardlaw Academy in Edgefield, S.C.

Teen board members ready for work

Teen travails

Adviceline: Lies won't help girlkeep her boyfriend
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: I lied to my boyfriend and told him I was pregnant, and now I don't know what to do. -- 16-year-old girl, Augusta

Teen board members ready for work
Introducing the 1999-2000 Xtreme Teen Board:

Your style

Asian-Pacific leaders confront Y2K issue

Dreamcast adventure game should be a hit

Chinese AIDS sufferer battles bureaucracy, discrimination

Company admits to selling missile technology

Blowers craft glass for SRS

Web sites offer romances with inmates

NASA braces for Hurricane Floyd

Leg pain may indicate serious problem

Study may show how cocaine triggers heart attacks

Mars Climate Orbiter snaps first picture