Braves notebook: Lombard joins team

Braves notebook

Second umpire suspended

Mets drop another game

Braves mop up Expos

A season of gains and losses for Ripken

Braves win in 'depressing' dome

Valentine: 'The team has been addressed'

Traveling not what it used to be

On the move
Lee Herndon, of Augusta Lighting and Design Center, has been promoted to manager of systems, procedures and training.

Home sales down in August, higher for year

Complaining can be harrowing
David and Joanie Hahn hired a local handyman to do some work around their Grovetown home this summer.

On the move

Social Security to send yearly statements

Additional business news
Rite-Aid announces additional job cuts...Home sales decline for August...MCI Worldcom making Sprint bid

Business briefs: Aiken firm gets safety award
Aiken Mill Service Inc. of Aiken has recently received an award for Safety in the Workplace from the Ohio Casualty Group. Aiken Mill Service Inc. is a plumbing, heating and air conditioning contractor. Safety awards are presented to businesses that maintain a minimal or accident-free record for one year or more.

Home sales down in August, higher for year
WASHINGTON -- Rising mortgage rates dampened Americans' demand for existing homes and pushed sales down in August, but sales still are headed toward another record year.

SEC cracks down on misleading fund companies
NEW YORK -- Competition among the thousands of mutual funds available to investors has led some fund managers to use less than scrupulous methods to gain attention.

Social Security to send yearly statements
Workers wondering how much of their retirement will be funded by Social Security will find out soon enough.

Golf shop changing ownership

Business briefs: Aiken firm gets safety award

Complaining can be harrowing

Golf shop changing ownership
Nevada Bob's golf shop in Augusta is closed as its bankrupt holding company undergoes acquisition and merging with two other companies.

SEC cracks down on misleading fund companies

Report: MCI WorldCom, Sprint have discussed merging
NEW YORK -- MCI WorldCom Inc. and Sprint Corp. have been discussing a merger that would combine the nation's second- and third-largest long-distance carriers, The Wall Street Journal reported today.

The whole 200 yards

Additional business news

The whole 200 yards
Terry Garnett of Johnson Concrete Finishing puts the finishing touches Friday on 200 yards of freshly poured concrete at the future Ivan Allen Co. sales office and showroom on River Watch Parkway.

Maryland sets their sights on Tech

Army 41, Ball St. 21

Georgia wary of Central Florida

Bowden pulled out all his tricks

South Carolina now Ooooh and 4

Torbush: Seminoles come at you in waves

S.C. notebook: Pinkney sits out game

Gamecocks record similar to Miss St. before Sherrill

College today

ACC, SEC football games this weekend

Ohio State holds off Cincinnati

Mississippi State going for 4-0, Holtz trying to avoid 0-4

Georgia escapes with win over Central Florida

Florida St. tops North Carolina

Georgia Southern gets into a winning routine

Alabama upsets Arkansas

A look at the 20th Century: 1975
With the fall of Saigon, the emergence of a new American president, and political advances by minorities and women, 1975 was marked by historic beginnings and endings.

A look at the 20th Century: 1974
Some say 1974 was the year Americans stopped trusting government. That spring and summer Americans learned their president, Richard M. Nixon, was a co-conspirator in a dirty-tricks campaign of political espionage during his 1972 re-election campaign.

Commission to cooperate?

Soften tax impact

Slams gas prices in South Carolina

Praises example of 'character'

Sees video poker as bad for S.C.

Hails city department's cleanup effort

Ponders Kennedy deaths, morals, pork

Aiken alien gets a break

Editor's Note:

Resents not getting 'officer' discount

Backs 'trusted public servant' in Dist. 81 race

Hits article on 'dead-beat dad'

Blasts critic of 'freakish' dress

Likes new format for TV magazine

Hits governor's property rights curbs

Stop video poker poison

Questions effectiveness of dress code

Kent: Chavous rears head; ex-congressman honored

Reflections of enduring love
NORTH AUGUSTA -- T.O. and Zonelle Boykin's home is a compendium of their shared life.

Questions about creature still unanswered
For years, the people of Canada's Queen Charlotte Islands had told tales of a giant sea creature that supposedly inhabited the frigid waters off Naden Harbor.

In the know
NBC's Saturday Night Live marks its 25th season of comedy, satire and music with a party featuring former cast members, hosts and musical performers. (Never mind that the party is a year early -- SNL debuted in 1975.)

Couple enjoy the international flavor of their ministry
Jim Scoggin likes to say God gave him a special gift -- the English language.

Lounge suit reflects British formality
Dear Carson: Several weeks ago a reader asked about an invitation that read, "Dress: lounge suit," asking what that meant in ladies' attire. I understand her confusion. This term is used on invitations in England and many other overseas countries.

Faith digest
Dr. Kevin Leman, internationally known author and Christian psychologist, will give a parenting seminar at First Baptist Church of Augusta at 6:45 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

Before Disney World, Sea World, there was Gatorland
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Jason Justynski straddles an 8-foot alligator in a hot sand pit surrounded by camera-wielding tourists. His chin balancing against the top of the reptile's toothy, wide-open mouth, he thrusts his arms outward in a "Look ma, no hands'' pose.

Distorted picture
Stigmata, a ``religious'' horror story, grossed some $19 million when it opened a couple of weeks ago, making it that week's top draw.

God is a constant in life
I've been thinking lately about the important things in life. It may be that I am getting to that age where looking back is more fun than looking forward, but I am amazed at how the values we place upon things change as we get older.

On their summer vacation ...
Readers were kind enough to take The Chronicle on vacation again this summer. Here are some of the best snapshots we received from people traveling across America. Next week, watch for adventures abroad.

Brother helps sister attain fishing respect

Blackville-Hilda -- 39, North -- 6

Northside romps over Hephzibah

Westside wins in double OT

Strom Thurmond rolls, 35-0

Mahoney's 52-yard kick lifts Jackets past Bruins

Dublin strikes quick, downs Burke County

Midland Valley rolls over Dreher

A look back at prep football, week 5

Jefferson trounced again

Jones scores twice in Silver Bluff win

Humphreys leads Lakeside to easy win

Wright, Smalley spark Lincoln to win

A look back at prep football

Traveling not what it used to be
I am not the world's worst traveler, but I could probably get a seat on the advisory board. This became apparent last week when work required my attendance at a business meeting two time zones away.

Couple enjoy the international flavor of their ministry

Lounge suit reflects British formality

Faith digest

On their summer vacation ...

Questions about creature still unanswered

Distorted picture

In the know

Before Disney World, Sea World, there was Gatorland

Reflections of enduring love

God is a constant in life

Hale House in need of expensive repair

Democratic support not for Singer

Democratic support not for Singer
AIKEN -- The latest shot in the race to fill the unexpired term of the late Rudy Mason has been fired by the Aiken County Democratic Party.

Eagles need a challenge

Grant proposal to aid hospitals
ATLANTA -- Gov. Roy Barnes is hoping to prop up 46 Georgia public hospitals that treat the poor with a $100 million, one-time infusion of grants, and two Augusta hospitals would be among the state's biggest beneficiaries.

Grant proposal to aid hospitals

Across the area

Education important to Hodges

SRS safety program successful

Ex-lawman receives house arrest

Coming Sunday
The Chronicle is a well-traveled newspaper, and we have the vacation photos of readers and their papers to prove it.

Volunteers aid Aiken agency

Plan to expand coverage eligibility
ATLANTA -- An ambitious proposal approved by Georgia's new Board of Community Health on Friday would expand the state's health-care programs for children, pregnant women, welfare recipients and AIDS and tuberculosis patients as part of a $3.4 billion budget request.

Tasty treats

Coming Sunday

A look at the 20th Century: 1974

Volunteers aid Aiken agency
For six months, Elizabeth Roberson has relied on family and friends to carry her out of her house whenever she wanted to leave. Her feeble legs couldn't take her down the stairs.

Political hopefuls will get no more time

Hale House in need of expensive repair
Termites have settled into the wooden structure, and there are many places where holes can be poked into the walls with just the touch of a finger.

Harlem pastor pushes self-improvement programs

Tree destroys Savannah landmark

Becoming a sharpshooter

Two-vehicle crash
A van flipped on its side Friday afternoon after a woman driving a white Dodge Stratus sedan ran into it as the Stratus left Kmart on Washington Road.

Becoming a sharpshooter
AIKEN - It took exactly 365 days, but Kevin Wilson Jr. finally worked up the courage to fire his first shotgun.

Redford sightings rumored
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. -- Cloudy weather earlier this week made William and Linda Bradberry's vacation a little dreary.

911 system set to start by year's end
AIKEN -- Aiken County's new $1 million emergency communications system is nearing the finish line. The center will break the tape just in time to go live before New Year's Day rolls around to threaten the antiquated radio system that is not year-2000 compliant.

State allows more to qualify for health care
The income ceiling for pregnant women and infants to qualify for Medicaid, the state and federal health-care program for the poor, would be raised from 200 percent to 235 percent of the federal poverty level. The federal poverty level is $16,700 for a family of four.

Uncollected water bills cost city millions
The biggest leak in the Augusta water system may be in the billing office. Swamped in a rising tide of uncollected bills, utilities officials have stood by as the system's bad debt has grown to $2.6 million since the consolidation of the former City of Augusta and Richmond County governments in 1996.

SRS safety program successful
Savannah River Site construction workers haven't hammered many fingers lately. The site's 1,075 construction workers have completed more than 2.5 million hours of work without a serious injury. The last work absence because of an on-the-job injury was June 22, 1998.

Technicians for hire
Scores of applicants line up for interviews Saturday at the Augusta-Richmond Civic Center, where International Flavors and Fragrances had hired a team to handle hundreds of expected applications for job openings they had announced.

Tree destroys Savannah landmark
SAVANNAH -- Another Savannah landmark is in shambles. Not the Pulaski Monument. And not the Waving Girl, although this bovine figure greets travelers, too.

Tasty treats
Faith Riedeman of Augusta (right) dishes out ribs and chicken for Nancy Alers of Evans on Saturday at the Applebee's booth as part of the 14th Taste of Augusta at Riverwalk Augusta.

Two-vehicle crash

Across the area
Community Center holds fund-raiser ...Publisher to speak in Washington ... Westinghouse donates to charity

Ex-lawman receives house arrest
AIKEN -- The former police chief of New Ellenton was sentenced to six months of house arrest Friday in the 1997 accidental shooting death of a man during a deer hunt close to Ehrhardt.

OMI progress satisfies officials
On the outside, there will be new shrubbery and fresh paint. Inside are minds with broad experience -- and a $6 million incentive to succeed.

Monitors surround trash fire
THOMSON -- Some residents near a burning industrial landfill have reported nausea and headaches from the fumes, but environmental regulators say air monitors show no hazardous chemicals at the property line.

Pilots' stunts entertain crowd
Gary Ward fell to his knees and gave the pavement beneath him a kiss. A cheering crowd of captivated onlookers chuckled at the 58-year-old pilot's antics and welcomed him back to earth.

Across the area
Shooting victim to face theft counts ... Shooting victim to face theft counts ... Fire strikes second clothes dryer

Child support payment growing
ATLANTA -- Georgia's child-support collection officers are bringing in more than $1 million a day, a symbolic milestone officials attribute to new enforcement tools now at their disposal in an era of welfare reform.

Music to their ears
Professional opera singer Kirk Walker describes the sole reason behind his one-man outreach show.

Uncollected water bills cost city millions

Political hopefuls will get no more time
SAVANNAH - City council has decided not to give prospective candidates more time to sign up for local races, despite the fact that last week's Hurricane evacuation meant residents spent much of the qualifying period out of town.

Across the area

Music to their ears

911 system set to start by year's end

Harlem pastor pushes self-improvement programs
The Rev. Melvin Adams is doing what he can to make Harlem residents more valuable to county employers.

OMI progress satisfies officials

Library at high school lacks books
A book shortage at Cross Creek High School has prompted public safety officers of the Richmond County Board of Education to seek donations.

Redford sightings rumored

Many drivers pay to heed to left-turn sign
Bumper cars are fun only at the fair. As development on Walton Way Extension has spread -- and spread and spread -- driving on the road has become a stop-and-go ride that all too often turns into bumps and crashes. And motorists as well as city officials are taking notice.

Many drivers pay to heed to left-turn sign

Pilots' stunts entertain crowd

Education important to Hodges
Technical training pushed

State allows more to qualify for health care

Plan to expand coverage eligibility

Hanspard ready to take on workload in Atlanta

NFL scores big on TV

McNair 'doing great' after back surgery

A look at the NFL, week 3

Hanspard accepts role

Mrs. Annie Brock
TROY, S.C. -- Mrs. Annie Mae Collins Brock, 97, of Route 1, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at Abbeville Hospital.

Mr. Eugene Gorden
Mr. Eugene Gorden, of 3021 Thomas Lane, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. Julian Scurry
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mr. Julian R. ``Jute'' Scurry, 82, of 604 N. Jefferson St., died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. John Foushee
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Mr. John Ernest Foushee, of 217 Temple Ave., died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. Lewis Tucker
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Mr. Lewis Tucker, 54, of 3304 Ansley Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at McDuffie County Hospital, Thomson.

Mr. David Parker
AIKEN -- Mr. David Eugene Parker, 51, of 103 DuPont Drive N.W., died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Mark Anderson
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mr. Mark Sean Anderson, 31, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999.

Mrs. Evvie Staley
WILLISTON, S.C. -- Mrs. Evvie Argoe Staley, 94, of Dicks Street, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at Silver Springs Healthcare.

Mrs. Maureen Martin
THOMSON -- Mrs. Maureen Chance Martin, 87, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at McDuffie County Hospital.

Mr. Elmer Collins
METTER, Ga. -- Mr. Elmer B. Collins, 77, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at Candler Hospital, Savannah.

Jeffrey Smith
Jeffrey Lamar Smith, 16, of 3551 Mike Padgett Highway, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999.

Mrs. Jane Matthews
THOMSON -- Mrs. Jane Matthews, 79, of 831 Jackson St., died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Bertha Middleton
EARLY BRANCH, S.C. -- Mrs. Bertha ``Betty'' Ann Middleton, 58, of Boles Road, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999.

Mr. Samuel Fortson III
FLAT ROCK, N.C. -- Mr. Samuel Anthony Fortson III, 60, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, S.C.

Mrs. Annie Sims
RICHMOND, Calif. -- Mrs. Annie Theo Cofer Sims died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999.

Mrs. Ellen Owens
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mrs. Ellen Skinner Owens, 69, died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at Bulloch Memorial Hospital, Statesboro.

Mrs. Mable Pinkney
MILLEN, Ga. -- Mrs. Mable Pinkney, 95, of 466 S. Gray St., died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at Jenkins County Hospital.

Chileah Cohen
AIKEN -- Chileah Melissiah Cohen, infant daughter of Leroy Cohen and Ernestine Gaines, of 1139 Washington Drive, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Leckie Johnson
TWIN CITY, Ga. -- Mrs. Leckie Muns Johnson, 89, died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mrs. Flossie Brant
BARNWELL, S.C. -- Mrs. Flossie Denny Brant, 71, died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999.

Mr. Eddie Kilpatrick
LOUISVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Eddie Kilpatrick, 50, of 1169 Sandy Lane, died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Kimry Stokes
Mr. Kimry K. Stokes, 70, of 1020 Woodsedge Drive, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at his residence.

Mr. Kimry Stokes

Mrs. Maureen Martin

Mr. Eddie Kilpatrick

Mr. Samuel Fortson III

Mr. Mark Anderson

Mrs. Ellen Owens

Jeffrey Smith

Mrs. Flossie Brant

Mr. Eugene Gorden

Chileah Cohen

Mr. David Parker

Mrs. Jane Matthews

Mrs. Bertha Middleton

Mrs. Evvie Staley

Mrs. Mable Pinkney

Mrs. Leckie Johnson

Mr. Lewis Tucker

Mrs. Annie Sims

Mr. John Foushee

Sisler: A 'child of God' is not a child prodigy
IF YOU READ that definition of prodigy and see no image of yourself, welcome to the club. Obviously, there are far more of us who marvel at the accomplishments of the child prodigies, than there are prodigies. That, however, does not lessen the inadequacies we may feel around such individuals, even those we know only through history books.

Donald Porter: Defends use of inmates for work at C.T. Walker Elementary School
SINCE THE publication of the Sept. 22 front-page article ``Inmates work near children at school'' by Chronicle reporter Faith Johnson, many concerned parents have called the school board. Frankly, if I were a parent reading the article without knowing the facts, I would be upset too. I would like to outline a number of truths that Ms. Johnson never let get in the way of her sensationalized story.

Slams gas prices in South Carolina
It appears that no one cares about the way gas prices are unbalanced between Georgia and South Carolina. No one has voiced an opinion in the paper. H.W. Barber, Beech Island

Resents not getting 'officer' discount
I am writing in reference to some of our local restaurants' view of officers of the law. Sgt. Horace Thomas, Augusta

Hails city department's cleanup effort
After having the opportunity to live in the historical Bethlehem area and working with various departments of the city to get Augusta cleaned up, I would like to commend the Augusta Richmond County Code and Enforcement Department on doing a fantastic job. Mattie Mitchell, Augusta

Blasts price-gouging during hurricane
I would like to commend Mayor Bob Young for his stand against the price-gouging that recently took place. I encourage all public officials in the Central Savannah River Area to do the same as this is a tremendous injustice to our area and the people who live here, not to mention the evacuees. Bill Mitchell, North Augusta

Commission to cooperate?
The Augusta Commission's approval of Commissioner Stephen Shepard's proposal to be pro-active in dealing with the newly impaneled civil grand jury is highly laudatory.

Donald Porter: Defends use of inmates for work at C.T. Walker Elementary School
SINCE THE publication of the Sept. 22 front-page article ``Inmates work near children at school'' by Chronicle reporter Faith Johnson, many concerned parents have called the school board. Frankly, if I were a parent reading the article without knowing the facts, I would be upset too. I would like to outline a number of truths that Ms. Johnson never let get in the way of her sensationalized story.

Sisler: A 'child of God' is not a child prodigy
IF YOU READ that definition of prodigy and see no image of yourself, welcome to the club. Obviously, there are far more of us who marvel at the accomplishments of the child prodigies, than there are prodigies. That, however, does not lessen the inadequacies we may feel around such individuals, even those we know only through history books.

Praises GreenJacket's championship
Congratulations to the Augusta GreenJackets for winning the 1999 Salley League baseball championship! Susan Barock, Augusta

Hits article on 'dead-beat dad'
I read, with interest, your story about the dead-beat dad artist incarcerated in the Aiken County Jail. Maybe he met my children's father there, another dead-beat dad. Diane Lyons, North Augusta

Soften tax impact
Regrettably, the GOP-led Congress' 10-year, $792 billion tax-cut bill is dead with President Clinton's veto. But there's still important tidying up of the tax code that, in the name of fairness and evenhandedness, can't be left undone.

Likes new format for TV magazine
I like the new ``TV Week'' better than the old format. I do wish you had kept the column for Charter Communications in the daily listing sections. Russell Williams, Harlem

Editor's Note:
In the course of gathering information for another story, Ms. Johnson observed the inmates working around the C.T. Walker fence. This appeared to be in contradiction to earlier statements from Richmond County school officials that inmates do not work where children are present.

Kent: Chavous rears head; ex-congressman honored
A new call to arms ``We must be certain we do not return to the scandals and mistakes of the past.'' With those ringing words, then-candidate J.B. Powell inaugurated his fight tounseat incumbent Commissioner Hobson Chavous in a 1994 primary.

Hits governor's property rights curbs
It is unlike The Chronicle, and Sept. 13 is a sad day indeed, when The Chronicle writes, ``Thus, some curbs on property rights can be justified.'' The U.S. Constitu-tion does not agree with The Chronicle, and neither does any thinking American who cherishes his freedom. Bill Dekle, Millen

Stop video poker poison
With a little over a month to go before South Carolinians vote on the video poker referendum, the battle has been joined between pro- and anti-gambling groups. The outcome Nov. 2 will set the course for the Palmetto State heading into the new millennium.

Aiken alien gets a break
The illegal alien who pleaded guilty to burglary in Aiken this week is getting off with an awfully light sentence: An Immigration and Naturalization Service hearing to deport him back to Mexico.

Praises example of 'character'
Hurricane Floyd certainly brought a great deal of disruption and damage to the East Coast, but the storm brought out the big hearts and strong character of the citizens of the Central Savannah River Area.Bill Lesshafft, Augusta

Backs 'trusted public servant' in Dist. 81 race
Please allow us to give a personal endorsement for Skipper Perry in his bid for election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in District 81. Doris and Henderson Johnson, Aiken

Supports 'people person' in Dist. 4 Commission race
I would like to express my opinion about a certain individual who is a great candidate for the Richmond County Commission District 4 seat. His name is Brian Green, and he is a great people person. He is a mentor at Augusta Youth Detention Center and believes in working with youths by giving them guidance and helping them make the right decisions. Ray Baker, Hephzibah

Ponders Kennedy deaths, morals, pork
A bit of this and that: I've waited awhile so that my remarks would not be too bitter. James V. Parker, North Augusta

Warns against approval of video poker
I recently stopped to get gas at a station near I-20 in Aiken County and was appalled at the early morning players at the video poker machines. Becky Robbins, Aiken

Blasts critic of 'freakish' dress
I am writing to reply to the Sept. 19 letter by Bob Scheirer. He was apparently implying that he thought Breonne DeDecker's apparel was silly and freakish and that even a 5-year-old child could recognize this. Elizabeth Holoubek, Martinez

Urges voiding of Panama Canal treaty
We are scheduled to turn over our Panama Canal to the government of Panama on Dec. 31! This was accomplished by an unlawful treaty signed during the Carter administration in 1977. The treaty is unlawful as the two governments signed different treaties! Billy B. Jones, Graniteville

Questions effectiveness of dress code
I'm a senior at Westside High School and would like to share a few things that confuse me about my school and some other Richmond County schools. Miranda Story, Augusta

Sees video poker as bad for S.C.
In her Sept. 12 letter, Martha Lee of Beech Island made some good points regarding video poker and addiction. However, I hope voters will consider other aspects of video poker that I believe are detrimental to the state of South Carolina and its citizens. Nucia Reimers, North Augusta

Wallace gets another pole

Europe thwarts a U.S. comeback

Lynx can focus on game

Olympic mascots named Powder, Copper and Coal

Atwood wins crash-filled Dover race

Local buzz: HBO to televise Forrest title defense

Titleholders look for a new home

10-speed bicycle leads to bagging of perfect 10 buck

Overtime: Rodman eyes Milwaukee as a possible

Europe rolls to big lead in the Ryder Cup

Good thing they weren't paid

Investigation seeks cause of Mars probe loss
LOS ANGELES -- Mission controllers gave up hope Friday of ever finding the Mars Climate Orbiter and were trying to determine what caused the $125 million NASA spacecraft to disappear.

Gore announces organ donation initiatives
WASHINGTON -- The Clinton administration announced a series of initiatives aimed at increasing organ donation, including a $13 million grant to educate people.

Tired teen-agers need more sleep
WASHINGTON -- Your teen-ager insists she cannot fall asleep until after midnight. Every morning means yelling to wake her up in time to be at school by 7:15 a.m. She loves history class, but it is first period and many days she snoozes through it.

Preservationists: Orphan films detail history
COLUMBIA -- One of the things Dan Streible loves about old newsreels is the surprises. The University of South Carolina film professor's favorite is a 1928 20th Century Fox Movietone newsreel of a building dedication at Fox's Hollywood studio. After a couple of speeches, including probably the first recorded words of silent movie cowboy star Tom Mix, a man introduced as Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky steps to the microphone.

Arlington, Wyo., is the REAL Windy City
ARLINGTON, Wyo. -- Chicago has a lot of nerve calling itself the Windy City when there are places like Arlington on the map.

Mites threaten U.S. honeybees
SALOME, Ariz. -- You can't see them at first, or even hear them. The boxes give them away. In a dirt lot alongside a field of alfalfa seed plants, hundreds of pine containers are stacked on pallets. Inside, 800 colonies of honeybees are resting after a hard season in the fields.

Procedure may prolong fertility
NEW YORK -- An experimental ovarian tissue transplant that may eventually allow women to turn back their biological clocks and have children past menopause is raising ethical questions with some experts.

Patients look to Internet for advice
It was only in the reflection of a computer screen that Vickie Smith of Augusta could finally face her disease. That screen also became her portal to others who suffer from multiple sclerosis.

Italian government 'arrests' cloned bull
ROME -- Poor Galileo. Just a youngster and he's under arrest -- locked in a stall and accused of being a freak. The young bovine's crime? He's a clone.

Shuttle Columbia lands in Calif. for overhaul
PALMDALE, Calif. -- Space shuttle Columbia, the oldest orbiter in the four-ship fleet, landed here Saturday for a long-overdue tuneup. Columbia, which was bolted to the top of a modified Boeing 747, landed at a U.S. Air Force plant at 10:19 a.m., said Lynne Van Trieste, spokeswoman for Boeing.

Amway logs on as Quixtar online
ADA, Mich. -- The soaps, cosmetics, vitamins and friendly neighborhood sales force that made Amway Corp. into a billion-dollar success story are now just a few computer keystrokes away.

Arlington, Wyo., is the REAL Windy City

Patients look to Internet for advice

Procedure may prolong fertility

Preservationists: Orphan films detail history

Amway logs on as Quixtar online

Italian government 'arrests' cloned bull

Tired teen-agers need more sleep

Gore announces organ donation initiatives