Astros notes: Ward a surprising hero

Small crowd and lack of offense hurts NL East champs

Average game time up six minutes

Braves fall hard in Game 1

Astros should relish win

Mets win final playoff spot

Storybook grand slam gives Mets the win

Johnson seeks to end five-game playoff skid

Braves notebook: Baylor stays on Braves batters

Bobby Cox key to Braves success

Wednesday's pitching matchup

For Yanks, Braves and Indians, now the real season starts

Yankees shut out Rangers

Braves prepared for postseason

Back to the future: a New York baseball turf fight

Astros poised for playoff flight

Braves players: An in-depth look

Trying to put umpires union back together again

How well are you sleeping?

New system adjusts cart
Augusta-based golf cart manufacturer E-Z-GO has developed a new drive system that some industry watchers are heralding as a revolutionary innovation.

Community bank elects new leader
Augusta's newest community bank has hired a former Regions Bank executive to oversee its growing operations.

New system adjusts cart

Ex-CNN anchor announces newsletter venture with NBC

Additional business news

Local plants to take Y2K precautions

Ex-CNN anchor announces newsletter venture with NBC
NEW YORK -- Less than four months after leaving CNN, financial news anchorman Lou Dobbs has resurfaced in a deal with NBC that could test a contractual clause that forbids him to compete with his former employer.

BellSouth and MCI WorldCom battle for control of Sprint
NEW YORK -- A bidding war has erupted for the Sprint Corp., with two companies reportedly offering as much as $100 billion for the nation's third-largest long-distance telephone company.

CBS to pay for users on new site
NEW YORK -- And now for the $25 million question: How does CBS, a relative Internet late-comer, launch a major Web destination from scratch that entices millions of visitors to its other Internet offerings that range from business news to sports and entertainment?

Fed opts not to raise interest rates for now
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve, faced with a booming economy but no signs of inflation, decided today not to raise interest rates but left open the possibility of a third rate increase later this year.

Bi-Lo raises competition

Additional business news
Stocks slide after interest-rate ruling...Wal-Mart to add stores, groceries...Georgia-Pacific enters joint venture...AOL touts new software features

Local plants to take Y2K precautions
Some local chemical plants plan to shut down or be idle Jan. 1 as a precaution against any problems associated with the computer glitch known as the millennium bug.

Additional business news
Stocks rebound on rate speculation...Study: High-tech workers scarce...Dobbs plans newsletter with NBC...Intel names new chip Itanium...Speedier Athlon chip unveiled

Fed opts not to raise interest rates for now

CBS to pay for users on new site

BellSouth and MCI WorldCom battle for control of Sprint

Bi-Lo raises competition
Bi-Lo became the third grocery store to open in west Augusta off Fury's Ferry Road last week. The area is rapidly growing with expected increases in the road traffic within the next two decades.

Additional business news

Community bank elects new leader

Tough Tennessee defense awaits Georgia

Williams looks to future after knee injury

Holtz thinking about football after wife's successful surgery

Younger Holtz suffers through 'frustrating' year

Grant named SEC player of the week

Assistant rediscovers coaching niche

Big Ten is Big Deal in AP poll

Gamecocks go backward to step forward

Clemson fights for turnovers

Young players still making mistakes

O'Leary frets about his defense

Warrick returns to practice

Tennessee concerned with Sanks

Backup quarterback to play receiver

Vols coach sees improvement, looks for more

Pearl Harbor voted top story
World War II and Pearl Harbor. The invention of the airplane and the sinking of the largest ship. The discovery of the polio vaccine and the emergence of the AIDS virus.

Augusta area tied to celebrities
Through the years, an interesting variety of people who have achieved various levels of national and international fame either have come through Augusta or lived in the area.

No respect for reporter

Vouchers in Ga.

Killer deserved death!

Blasts 'old fashioned' family values

Video poker lies

Backs 'defender' of rights in Dist. 6

Court's good start

Defends expertise on Turin Shroud

Slams Augusta Waterworks operations

Questions Pat's world war scenario

Cites record of resigned nutritionist

Praises Grovetown candidate's ideas

Larke worried?

Aaaachoo!
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Terri Cast slumps in the chair of her doctor's office, nine dots the color of roses blossoming across her arm. ``I itch. I itch!'' she complains, jutting a finger at one spreading splotch, demanding to know what it is.

Memphis high on the hog with barbecue
Jim Neely, of Jim Neely's Interstate Barbecue in Memphis, Tenn., checks a fresh batch of pork ribs at his restaurant.

In the know
TV TODAY: Buffy the Vampire Slayer -- The season premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, now in its fourth season, airs tonight at 8.

Grilled perfection
Giant portobello mushrooms, which are the rage on restaurant menus, are now available at nearly every supermarket.

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. Prices below were checked Monday. No coupons or discount cards were used.

Album brings Patsy Cline's voice, music back
NEW YORK -- Thirty-six years after her death, Patsy Cline is a sonic pioneer again.

S.C. player of the week

Running back lacks size, not grit

Georgia player of the week

Diary: Two-a-days end

Pettersen can make a difference for Lynx

Diary: A rookie's first fight

Kopec in best shape of career

Grahame makes history in NHL debut

How well are you sleeping?
A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.

Memphis high on the hog with barbecue

In the know

In the know

Grilled perfection

Aaaachoo!

Album brings Patsy Cline's voice, music back

Some Y2K questions remain

Thurmond: VA plan sent back to Augusta
Layoffs at the Augusta Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center may have been shot down by the administration in Washington, U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond announced Monday.

Farm discoveries

Jail had five pregnancies last year
Sunshine Jarrard could become a unique footnote in Columbia County history if she is not let out of jail soon.

Accident on 1-20 delays traffic again
The second accident in as many days on Interstate 20 tied up westbound traffic for more than two hours but claimed no lives Monday evening.

High and dry
With 70,000 acres of water and depths of more than 100 feet in some areas, Thurmond Lake isn't likely to dry out -- even during the most severe drought.

Officials followed rules

Residents file lawsuit against commission
THOMSON -- A group of McDuffie County residents filed lawsuit this week against McDuffie County Commission and the Thomson-McDuffie Development Authority in an attempt to reverse a controversial rezoning.

Guilty plea expected in cruelty case

Jury could deliver verdict in trial today
An Augusta man accused of taking part in a home invasion in which a man was shot twice and wrestled out of the house is standing trial this week.

Critics oppose name-change proposal

Super spin
Aiken resident Ron Tennis gives his stepgranddaughter Abby Craig, of North Augusta, a big spin at Virginia Acres on Tuesday. Mr. Tennis said it was a good day to play outside.

Officials followed rules
ATLANTA -- While agreeing with critics that there was an ``appearance of impropriety,'' Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker's office has decided there is no evidence that state School Superintendent Linda Schrenko helped guide a multimillion-dollar testing contract to a company that employed one of her campaign supporters.

Proposal on ethics rerouted
Augusta commissioners want more say so about any ethics law that governs them. Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to send Mayor Bob Young's proposed ethics ordinance to a commission committee for study and input.

Singer hits partisanship at event

Study: HOPE funds majority of in-state students

Augusta area tied to celebrities

Reynolds gave Chipper one pitch

High and dry

Jail had five pregnancies last year

Singer hits partisanship at event
AIKEN -- Narrow partisanship rules in the S.C. State House, petition candidate Scott Singer told the Aiken County Forum on Monday morning.

Across the area: Unpaid bills spur city to cut utilities

Jury could deliver verdict in trial today

Pro-gambling group launches opinion hot line

Proposal on ethics rerouted

Residents file lawsuit against commission

Rocket builder takes off
JEFFERSON, Ga. -- Drew Prentice says his life almost mirrors the movie October Sky, a drama set in 1950s West Virginia about a group of high school boys who design a rocket for a school science exhibition.

Sentence reversed in case

Council opposes poker
North Augusta City Council took its stand against video poker Monday. The council's six members and Mayor Lark Jones unanimously approved a resolution urging the city's residents to vote Nov. 2 to abolish video poker.

Barnes names contributor to ports board

Producer launches new career
Steve Clements is exchanging his Hollywood successes for what he deems an even greater prospect: to serve Augusta students.

Sentence reversed in case
A former Augusta resident's aggravated assault conviction and 20-year prison sentence were thrown out by a judge Tuesday.

Rocket builder takes off

Oatland Island reopens center for school trips
SAVANNAH -- Despite the fact that about 75 dump truck loads of the insecticide DDT has not yet been removed from Oatland Island, the educational center has reopened for school children.

Mendonsa dies in fall from trail

Sheriff wants to end deaths, injuries on shortcut
HINESVILLE, Ga. -- In Liberty County, Georgia Highway 196 is known as ``the shortcut,'' but Sheriff Don Martin calls it a deathtrap.

Accident on 1-20 delays traffic again

Man faces 11 gaming violations
RICHMOND HILL, Ga. -- A Richmond Hill lawyer has been charged with illegally hunting deer for the second time this year.

Transition difficult for students

Study: HOPE funds majority of in-state students
ATLANTA -- More than half of Georgia residents in state colleges and technical schools last year were on HOPE scholarships, according to a study released Tuesday.

Across the area: Ethics ordinance on panel agenda

Funding for trains requested
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Rail Passenger Authority is asking for $4 million in next year's state budget to begin planning four inter-city passenger rail lines linking Atlanta to Augusta, Savannah, Brunswick and Albany.

Some Y2K questions remain
About 100 people attended a community forum Monday night to hear area government and industry leaders talk about efforts to head off Y2K problems and develop contingency plans.

Barnes names contributor to ports board
ATLANTA -- Gov. Roy Barnes appointed his second big-money contributor Tuesday to the board that runs Georgia's ports.

Farm discoveries
Benji Morris, a fifth-grader at Merriweather Elementary School, looks for items Monday that have been produced with swine byproducts while attending Day on the Farm, held by Clemson University at the W.W. Long Camp in Aiken.

School officials support drug-test
Area school superintendents support the decision by the Supreme Court to uphold Tennessee's right to test some of its teachers for drugs.

Funding for trains requested

Producer launches new career

Ordinance addresses false alarms

Advocates say project to boost industry

Guilty plea expected in cruelty case
An Augusta man accused of badly injuring his newborn baby will plead guilty to a charge of cruelty to children and to two charges of burglary -- offenses he allegedly committed while free on bond.

Thurmond: VA plan sent back to Augusta

Perry wins District 81 election

Across the area: Unpaid bills spur city to cut utilities
Some Augusta utilities customers with past-due water and sewer bills may lose their water service this week.

Mendonsa dies in fall from trail
SAVANNAH -- Former longtime Savannah City Manager Arthur A. ``Don'' Mendonsa died last week after falling from a hiking trail in southwest Colorado.

Perry wins District 81 election
AIKEN -- The turnout for the South Carolina House District 81 special election was heavy, and 3,093 of the 4,902 votes belonged to Robert S.``Skipper'' Perry.

Transition difficult for students
When Greenbrier High School in Columbia County opened nearly four years ago, Aleshia Tucker began a new school with only three close friends.

School officials support drug-test

Across the area: Ethics ordinance on panel agenda
Mayor Bob Young's proposed ethics ordinance is on today's Augusta Commission agenda.

Advocates say project to boost industry
AIKEN -- It's a question Rep. Roland Smith is asked at every political function he attends: When will Bobby Jones Expressway be completed on the South Carolina side of the Savannah River?

Council opposes poker

Ordinance addresses false alarms
EDGEFIELD -- Edgefield County taxpayers can expect to pay nearly $25 more in taxes this year than last. However, only a little more than $5 will be going to the county, with the rest earmarked for the school system.

Tuesday morning quarterback

Pro-gambling group launches opinion hot line
COLUMBIA -- An organization hoping to persuade voters to keep video poker legal in South Carolina has set up a toll-free hot line to gather their opinions on how gambling revenue should be spent.

Critics oppose name-change proposal
A proposed name change for North Augusta Community Center met opposition Tuesday from some members of North Augusta City Council.

Oatland Island reopens center for school trips

Wannstedt easing into coaching roles

Seifert says Biakabutuka needs ball more

Frustration sets in for 0-4 Falcons

NFL owners renew expansion talks

Broncos turn to Loville in place of injured Davis

Bill steal a win in Miami

Johnson faults Marino in loss to Bills

Quality quarterbacks a necessity for winning teams

Successful surgery for Jamal Anderson

Mr. Norman Lawrence
BAMBERG, S.C. -- Mr. Norman E. Lawrence, 75, of 608 E. Railroad Ave., died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg.

Mrs. Lurene Johnson
THOMSON -- Mrs. Lurene Johnson, 85, of 309 Mendel Ave., died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at Thomson Manor Nursing Home.

Ms. Josephine Gillin
Ms. Josephine Donnelly Gillin, 62, of 1408 Flowing Wells Road, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999.

Mrs. Jessie Burnett
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Mrs. Jessie Reene Burnett, 68, of 210 Shoals St., died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, in Hephzibah.

Mr. William Quattlebaum Jr.
KEYSVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. William J. ``Bill'' Quattlebaum Jr., 76, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999.

Mrs. Rose Hill
AIKEN -- Mrs. Rose Mary Woodward Hill, 76, of 132 Driftwood Circle, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Arrie Bostic
WAYNESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Arrie L. Bostic, 98, of 115 Brentwood Drive, died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at Burke County Hospital.

Mrs. Janet McHugh
Mrs. Janet M. McHugh, 79, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mr. Benjamin Dean Sr.
Mr. Benjamin J. Dean Sr., 42, of 1913 Gay Drive, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at his residence.

Ms. Perrine Crouch
SALUDA, S.C. -- Ms. Perrine St. Claire Crouch, 99, formerly of 105 N. Jefferson St., died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at the Presbyterian Home of South Carolina, Clinton.

Mr. Franklin Soles
DUBLIN, Ga. -- Mr. Franklin ``Bobby'' E. Soles, 58, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at his residence.

Angel Whittle
Angel Whittle, infant daughter of Scott and Fran Whittle, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, at Columbia Augusta Medical Center.

Rev. David Brown Jr.
The Rev. David Brown Jr., died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999.

Mrs. Sara Bufford
Mrs. Sara Emma Bufford, 73, of 2941 Shelby Drive, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Alma Waller
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Alma Garrett Waller, 90, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999.

Mrs. Ethel Evans
MARTINEZ -- Mrs. Ethel Smith Evans, 68, of 4059 Indian Creek Road, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at her residence.

Miss Mary Ross
Miss Mary Corrie Ross, 76, of 3901 Old Waynesboro Road, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Claudia Farlow
GREENSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Claudia Hester Farlow, 88, of 1581 Benett Springs, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital.

Ms. Marion Truelove
EAST DUBLIN, Ga. -- Ms. Marion Gayland Truelove, 31, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at Fairview Park Hospital.

Mr. Harvey Foulkes Jr.
AIKEN -- Mr. Harvey Barrett Foulkes Jr., 79, of 2481 Club Drive, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Rosemary Autry
GROVETOWN -- Mrs. Rosemary Autry, 42, of 1809 Valley Brook Drive, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, at University Hospital.

Miss Elizabeth Meyer
Miss Elizabeth Rita Meyer, 26, of 818 Aumond Place E., died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, in Athens.

Miss Elizabeth Meyer
Miss Elizabeth Rita Meyer, 26, of 818 Aumond Place E., died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, in Athens.

Mrs. Dorothy Turner
Mrs. Dorothy Carpenter Turner, of 3575 Stevens Way, died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at her residence.

Miss Nelle Cato
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Miss Nelle Cato, 81, of Southern Manor Retirement Inn, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Annie Hayes
Mrs. Annie L. Hayes, 69, of 2023 Garr Drive, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at her residence.

Mrs. Theone Bargeron
SARDIS, Ga. -- Mrs. Theone Robinson Bargeron, 76, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at Sterling House, Seneca, S.C.

Mr. Willie Anderson
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Willie Loran Anderson, 86, of Central Street, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at Swainsboro Nursing Home.

Mr. Julius Rubnitz
SAVANNAH -- Mr. Julius Rubnitz, 75, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at Memorial Medical Center.

Mr. Benson Sheppard Jr.
Mr. Benson Sheppard Jr., 65, of 402 Colorado St., died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Jack Lyons
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Jack O. Lyons, 71, of 324 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, at his residence.

Mrs. Jeanette Mitchell
Mrs. Jeanette J. Mitchell, 77, of 306 Mears St., died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Alma Polk
SAVANNAH -- Mrs. Alma Holton Polk, 89, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999.

Mrs. Alma Polk

Mrs. Claudia Farlow

Mr. Willie Anderson

Mrs. Ethel Evans

Mrs. Lurene Johnson

Mr. Julius Rubnitz

Mrs. Dorothy Turner

Mr. Jack Lyons

Mrs. Janet McHugh

Ms. Perrine Crouch

Mrs. Arrie Bostic

Mr. Harvey Foulkes Jr.

Mrs. Sara Bufford

Mrs. Theone Bargeron

Mrs. Alma Waller

Mr. Norman Lawrence

Mrs. Rose Hill

Ms. Marion Truelove

Ms. Josephine Gillin

Mr. William Quattlebaum Jr.

Mr. Franklin Soles

Mr. Benjamin Dean Sr.

Miss Elizabeth Meyer

Angel Whittle

Kerrigan: Is Norwood-Dingell legislation a misguided adventure in health care reform
U.S. REP. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., normally a trusted pro-market conservative on virtually all issues, has unfortunately joined forces with Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., to create a bill that could be disastrous for consumers when it comes to their health care.

No respect for reporter
Can you imagine this: A president of the United States getting into a pugnacious shouting match with a reporter -- then banishing that reporter from his sight? Such arrogance may be appropriate for a medieval king, but not for a modern American politician, no matter how powerful.

Kerrigan: Is Norwood-Dingell legislation a misguided adventure in health care reform
U.S. REP. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., normally a trusted pro-market conservative on virtually all issues, has unfortunately joined forces with Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., to create a bill that could be disastrous for consumers when it comes to their health care.

Praises Grovetown candidate's ideas
Grovetown mayoral candidate George James came around our neighborhood the other day and I was impressed with a lot of what he had to say. Bo Giddens, Grovetown

Hits commission, school board actions
Augusta commissioners had to enact an ordinance that, in the future, will require employees who steal from the county government to be fired without fail. Well, isn't that enlightening? I thought there was something in the books to the effect that stealing is against the law, pure and simple. In private industry a thief, admitted or not, would be fired on the spot. Sigrid Hensley, Augusta

Backs 'defender' of rights in Dist. 6
The grand jury report merely scratched the surface when it comes to what is essentially the for-profit sale of the people's seats on the Augusta-Richmond County Commission by career commissioners. Though the statementswere vague when it came to naming names, it is easy to look at the dress and the estimated monthly income of some of our commissioners, and the two don't match. David Mathews, Augusta

Killer deserved death!
If anyone ever deserved to be strapped into ``Old Sparky'' at Reidsville and be electrocuted, it's Brian Williams -- convicted last week by a Richmond County jury of malice and felony murder of peace officer Michael Stephenson.

Castigates school officials on all fronts
We have found few uniforms in stores, with very limited sizes. A new charity seems to have formed to reduce parents who cannot locate or afford uniforms to beggars. The officials' concern is unfair discipline. Jim Gifford, Hephzibah

Questions Pat's world war scenario
According to Pat Buchanan's new writings, Adolph Hitler did not want to attack the U.S. and thus we went to war in 1941 unnecessarily. Lowell Greenbaum, Augusta

Blasts 'old fashioned' family values
Practically every week there is a letter to the editor concerning religion in the public schools, old fashioned morals and bringing back family values. How far back do we want to go to get our values? Hoyt Goodson, Waynesboro

Slams Augusta Waterworks operations
It is a shame that when there was a total outdoor watering ban that some businesses were watering their lawns every day of the week. Darvin Hagen, Hephzibah

Supports incumbent in District 4 race
I must express my opinion of Commissioner Richard Colclough who is seeking election in Augusta-Richmond County Commission District 4. Barbara Ward, Augusta

Wants U.S. to keep the Panama Canal
I am responding to the letter on ``Voiding Panama Canal treaty.'' I agree 100 percent with author Billy B. Jones. I thought it was foolish to start with, at the plan's conception. Mr. Jones covered the subject well enough. But I would like to briefly summarize in saying: Gene Paul Mann, Jackson

Says 'No' vote no threat to freedom
While driving around Aiken County, I've seen yard signs that state ''Support Freedom, Vote Yes.'' These persons are not informed! Billy B. Jones, Graniteville

Video poker lies
The creed of South Carolina's video poker moguls is to wring every nickel they can out of the suckers who play their machines. That's just their way of doing business, so it's no surprise they're also bringing this ``Heads I win, tails you lose'' premise to the Nov. 2 referendum.

Cites model for CSRA's biotech future
In 1981, the U.S. passed the Bayh-Dole Act, a landmark bill that allowed universities using federal funds to take title to the fruits of their research. University researchers could transfer their technology to the private sector, share the wealth and return more money to research. By 1997, 220,000 people were employed and $26 billion in related products had been sold. Merle Temple, Augusta

Vouchers in Ga.
As we note in the editorial below, the U.S. Supreme Court now seems more receptive than ever to school tax credit vouchers, thus enabling more school choice for parents and students who want to get out of some failing public schools.

Defends expertise on Turin Shroud
Rev. Albert Dreisbach's Sept. 22nd ad hominem-laden invective regarding my Aug. 23 letter on the Shroud of Turin cries out for a brief response. In the Rev.Dreisbach's attempt to belittle the message by belittling the messenger, he asserts that I had done no research and lack knowledge of the subject. Kenneth M. Towe, Tennille

Court's good start
The U.S. Supreme Court term is just beginning, but already there have been some heartening rulings, thanks to justices letting lower court decisions stand. Let's keep our fingers crossed that this is a portent of things to come.

Cites record of resigned nutritionist
Though I hesitate to bring Donna Martin's name into this newspaper one more time, I believe it is only fair to her and to everyone else to set the record straight. While Mrs. Martin has admitted wrongdoing and has paid the price, The Chronicle and columnist Phil Kent in particular, have made it their mission recently to try to destroy her. Dusty Avery, Augusta

Larke worried?
Dr. Charles Larke became Richmond County's school superintendent in 1996. He has enjoyed relatively good media relations -- until recently.

Hawks open training camp without tardy Rider

Overtime: Coble winner of first match in Mid-Amateur

Overtime: Coble eliminated from tourney

Golf notes: Strange next Ryder Cup captain?

Agassi moves on at Swiss Indoors

Rudd running out of time in bid to extend streak

Lakeside No. 1 seed in volleyball

GHSA reclassifies schools

Rider a no-show for Hawks on eve of training camp

Hornets hope success on court spills over to turnstiles

Chemical that suggests prostate cancer may be fighting disease
WASHINGTON -- A protein that doctors test for as an indication of prostate cancer may actually be used by the body in battling the disease, a study indicates.

Responsibility taken for nuclear accident
TOKYO -- A Japanese company promised Tuesday to pay damages for the victims of the country's worst nuclear accident, which exposed dozens of people to radiation and forced hundreds of thousands of others to stay indoors.

Officials investigate series of fish kills
South Carolina authorities are investigating a series of fish kills in which an estimated 350,000 blueback herring -- 17 tons of fish -- died after being swept through Hartwell Dam's turbines into Lake Russell.

Leaky roof leads to delays, cancellations at Cleveland airport
CLEVELAND -- A leaky roof on a control tower led to flight delays and cancellations Monday at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Employees undergo annual testing
The buildings appear rather vanilla, like the stucco single-story cubicle farms that sprout from suburban office parks everywhere. But the health of Savannah River Site workers depends on these nondescript edifices.

Head of apartheid-era secret-weapons program goes on trial
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Is he Dr. Death, as the media have dubbed him, or a scapegoat?

Landfill fire cost estimated
THOMSON -- Extinguishing an underground fire at a defunct McDuffie County landfill will cost about $665,000, according to Georgia's Environmental Protection Division.

Investigation focuses on missteps in Japanese nuclear accident
TOKAIMURA, Japan -- The government announced plans to search the offices of 20 nuclear facilities around the country Monday as it intensified the probe into practices that ignited Japan's worst nuclear accident.

Hydrogen gas leak at nuclear power plant
HELSINKI, Finland -- Hydrogen gas escaped into the atmosphere Tuesday at a nuclear power station in southern Finland, but there was no radiation leak and no danger to the surrounding area, officials said.

Space explorers aim to protect environment
BUCHAREST, Romania -- Dozens of space travelers from 15 countries gathered in Bucharest on Monday to discuss ways to protect the Earth's environment.

Wastewater program under investigation
Augusta's wastewater program is under investigation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over new allegations that sewage sludge used as fertilizer was actually hazardous waste.

Canada approves marijuana use for 14 seriously ill people
OTTAWA -- Canada is granting 14 people with serious illnesses permission to use marijuana for medical reasons, the country's health minister said Tuesday.

The weight of the world

The big screen
SUPERSTAR: Hold on to your armpits for this full-length film starring Molly Shannon as Catholic schoolgirl Mary Katherine Gallagher.

Time will tell if love can be resurrected after breakup
``I liked this girl for a long time, and we did go out for about a week. We broke up, but I still want to go out with her. How would I go about getting her back? She won't talk to me or anything anymore.''

Time will tell if love can be resurrected after breakup

The weight of the world
School has become a pain in more than one way for local students hauling backpacks filled with books.

The big screen

Your style
THE FACTS: Amanda Williamson, 16, a junior at Curtis Baptist High School

Your style

Employees undergo annual testing

Responsibility taken for nuclear accident

Chemical that suggests prostate cancer may be fighting disease

Wastewater program under investigation

Head of apartheid-era secret-weapons program goes on trial

Space explorers aim to protect environment

Investigation focuses on missteps in Japanese nuclear accident

Leaky roof leads to delays, cancellations at Cleveland airport

Hydrogen gas leak at nuclear power plant

Canada approves marijuana use for 14 seriously ill people

Officials investigate series of fish kills

Landfill fire cost estimated